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Thursday, May 31, 2007

News for 05-30-07

05-30-07 - Six days of war, 40 years of secrecy This statement by Stephen Forslund (US Air Force intelligence analyst) is clear enough: "The transcripts made specific reference to the efforts to direct the jets to the target, which was identified as American numerous times by the ground controller. The ground control began asking about the status of the target and whether it was sinking. They stressed that the target must be sunk and leave no trace." These men and the families of those that were killed deserve to have their day in court. Who in their right mind would want this travesty of justice to remain so? This is a great article, and one that will never ever be replicated in any mainstream US news medium. The Israeli lobby makes sure of that.

05-30-07 - Remember the Liberty! "If Israel did deliberately attack the most powerful nation on Earth, it knows it can do so and get away with murder. Worse still, U.S. military personnel now know that if the truth is politically inconvenient, they and their legacy are expendable." There is no 'if' about it. That flag was flying that day, as per the testimony of the sailors on board. And I take THEIR word over that of the ATTACKERS (a FOREIGN nation), as one would THINK that our government would do as well. Not so. Israel got away with not just murder, but war crimes. In the not so recent past, Israel got away with it again. Our government does NOTHING, even if the face of this: But instead of punishing the attackers, Israel honors them in a museum. Told of the display, retired Air Force Major General John Morrison, NSA deputy director for operations at the time, commented, "I am offended by that." And retired Army Lieutenant General William Odom, NSA director from 1985 to 1988, and also unaware of the display, remarked, "I am astonished that Israel should put glory on the people who killed my SigInt-ers [signals intelligence personnel]."10 The Liberty's blood-stained flag is exhibited at the National Cryptologic Museum in Fort Meade, Maryland. The US Naval Institute has evidently taken that article down. Thanks to the Internet Archiver, it lives on.

05-30-07 - Two Palestinians killed in W.Bank blast-witnesses Two Palestinians were killed and two others wounded when a car exploded in the West Bank city of Nablus on Wednesday, witnesses and hospital officials said.

05-30-07 - Israel Kills 4 Palestinians "They hit him in the legs and then shot him in the head and the rest of his body while he lay on the ground,"

05-30-07 - Desperate Palestinian farmers take on UK Government over Israeli arms exports ?There is no normal life for us any more. We barely get by,? says Saleh Hasan, 60, a labourer living in Bethlehem and one of a number of Palestinians hoping to bring a legal action in the UK courts against the British Government.

05-30-07 - West Bank civilians and public officials detained

05-30-07 - Hamas armed wing denies "secret decision" to halt rocket attacks against Israel

05-30-07 - Israel bars burials in Old City cemetery The Israeli government is preventing burials in an ancient Muslim cemetery in the Old City of Jerusalem, a move that could inflame fresh tensions in the city's Muslim community, an Islamic official said Wednesday.

05-30-07 - Jordanian: Israel must stop Old City dig Abdullah Kanaan, the head of Jordan's Royal Committee for Jerusalem's Affairs, said Wednesday that he was concerned Israel was attempting to ?Judaize the city and change its Arab and Islamic characteristics," The Associated Press reported.

05-30-07 - E.U. official wants prisoner releases Poettering further urged Israel to free up some $700 million in Palestinian Authority tax revenues that it has been withholding since Hamas rose to power last year. But Israel rebuffed that demand.

05-30-07 - Rocket hits Israeli apartment

05-30-07 - FEATURE-Palestinian teachers find work as builders, cabbies Palestinian Information Minister Mustafa al-Barghouthi said it was "sad and shameful" to see young teaching professionals leaving the schools to work as manual labourers.

05-30-07 - Palestinian government to make security reshuffle:Haneya

05-30-07 - Israel decides against expanding Gaza action (Extra)

05-30-07 - Palestinian gov't looks for Quartet's recognition: spokesman

05-30-07 - Israeli army invades homes around Bethlehem Private homes in several villages around the city of Bethlehem in southern West Bank were attacked on Wednesday morning.

05-30-07 - Eliyahu advocates carpet bombing Gaza All civilians living in Gaza are collectively guilty for Kassam attacks on Sderot, former Sephardi chief rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu has written in a letter to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Eliyahu ruled that there was absolutely no moral prohibition against the indiscriminate killing of civilians during a potential massive military offensive on Gaza aimed at stopping the rocket launchings.

The letter, published in Olam Katan [Small World], a weekly pamphlet to be distributed in synagogues nationwide this Friday, cited the biblical story of the Shechem massacre

05-30-07 - West Bank gunmen move from petty crime to organized extortion Blackmail of wealthy business people is the latest tactic of some Palestinian militants, who have increasingly turned to crime to fund their armed groups, terrorizing entire cities as intimidated police stand by.

05-30-07 - Norway to help upgrade the Gaza Karni Terminal

05-30-07 - 'Declare Gaza hostile political entity'

05-30-07 - Jerusalem: living heart of Israeli-Palestinian conflict Within days, Israel enlarged the municipal boundary, merging the Arab east with west Jerusalem into a "reunified" capital, although international law and UN resolutions prohibit powers from changing the status of occupied land.

05-30-07 - DFLP delegates meet Egyptian Security envoys in Gaza

05-30-07 - Web site allows Christians worldwide to light candles in Nazareth A new Web site set up by a group of Palestinian and Cypriot Christians has allowed thousands of Christians worldwide to virtually light a candle at the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth

05-30-07 - Plight of Workers in Palestinian Territories Has ?Worsened Dramatically?

05-30-07 - Report: Israel has no barrier to torture The report, entitled A Time Bomb, describes nine cases of Palestinian security prisoners being tortured in the past year.

05-30-07 - Dr. Barghouthi rejects a proposal from Meretz party to place the Gaza Strip under the control of th Palestinian Minister of Information, and the official spokesperson of the Palestinian National Unity Government, rejected a proposal of some Israeli leaders of the Meretz movement to place the Gaza Strip under the control of the Arab League, and considered the proposal as an attempt to void the unity of the Palestinian territories.

05-30-07 - Abbas wins credit for seeking Palestinian cease-fire

05-30-07 - Palestinian gov't to make security reshuffle Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haneya of Hamas said on Wednesday that his government would make reshuffle among senior security chiefs.

05-30-07 - At-Tuwani Update: 25 April - 9 May 2007 Three settlers forced some of the
Palestinians, the flocks, and the internationals down the hill by aggressively
driving the sheep. While this group was moving down the hill, more settlers
arrived and attacked Palestinians and RHR volunteers (including Rabbi Arik
Asherman) with sticks. A Palestinian from At-Tuwani stepped between the
settlers and a Palestinian woman and settlers hit him (bruising his ribs), then
chased him and smashed his phone. As the second group moved down the hill, the
settlers also attacked a Dove who was filming Who are the terrorists?

05-30-07 - Internal conflict and paralysis is corroding our credibility Ahmad Samih Khalidi is a senior associate member of St Antony's College, Oxford, and a former Palestinian negotiator

05-30-07 - Israel urged to lift ban on Palestinian students

05-30-07 - In solidarity with Palestinians

05-30-07 - REFLECTION: Jerusalem - Unified or Occupied? since 1967 Israel has continued to seize
land to build settlements on the Palestinian side of the armistice line. This is
a clear violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention which specifically prohibits
an occupying force from settling its own civilian population within occupied
territory. The Israeli settlement enclaves within Palestinian territory, and the
numerous "Israeli-only" roads that connect them, now present a major obstacle to
the establishment of a viable Palestinian state along side Israel. Even now, the
Separation Barrier Israel has erected continues to confiscate land deep inside
the West Bank, further diminishing what territory is left to Palestinians.

05-30-07 - Lecturers vote for boycott of Israeli universities

05-30-07 - Syrian FM urges to end siege against Palestinians

05-30-07 - Lebanon charges 20 over fighting Twenty people allegedly linked to the 11-day-old battle around a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon have been charged with terrorism.

05-30-07 - Young US Muslims: a threat? The mainstreaming of US Muslims stands in sharp contrast to what's happening in Europe, where Muslims are often economically and socially ghettoized. Their alienation helps make them susceptible to extreme Islam and the lure of "home-grown" terrorism, as evidenced by the 2005 London bombings.

05-30-07 - Israeli charity an option in federal program An Israeli health support group has been selected to participate in a U.S. government program that allows federal employees to make contributions.

05-30-07 - A new/old idea for Palestinian peace

05-30-07 - Al-Qaida slams U.S. over Israel Gadahn, who was previously known as Adam Pearlman, has been indicted in absentia for treason.

05-30-07 - Lawsuit dropped against pro-Israel group The Islamic Society of Boston has dropped its defamation lawsuit against an Israel advocacy group. The lawsuit had charged the David Project, along with several media organizations and an anti-terrorist research group, with publicizing false accusations tying Islamic Society leaders to extremist groups

05-30-07 - Rice: Talk to Palestinians before Syria Translation: 'We must please the gulf Arabs and Europeans in order to get their support to bomb the hell out of Iran (and possibly Syria too), so stick to the current charade'.

05-30-07 - Mofaz warns over Hezbollah strength Hezbollah has returned to positions near the Israeli border with Lebanon, Israel?s transportation minister said.

05-30-07 - Despite peace treaty, Jordanians still wary of Israel 'The alternative homeland theory no longer exists, but the new danger lies in Israeli measures - the settlement activity, the separation wall, starvation tactics - which force Palestinians to leave their homes and go to Jordan,'

05-30-07 - In pictures: Christian Peacemakers, Hebron The Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) has 10 volunteers based in the West Bank city of Hebron. Updates from their efforts in Hebron and At-Tuwani can be found here. Photos can be found here.

05-30-07 - Promoting peace one T-shirt at a time Cambridge resident Zander Sebenius, 16, and Chelmsford resident Tarek El Jahmi, 17, both juniors at BBN, have become what they call "social entrepreneurs," in which they are now selling sweat-shop free T-shirts produced at a unionized factory in Bethlehem.

05-30-07 - Memorial honors Alamance County's men and women of the armed forces The wars and conflicts included on the memorial include the U.S. Civil War, the Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the U.S.S. Liberty Attack and the Middle Eastern Conflict.

05-30-07 - Lebanese woman wounded by leftover bomb Mariam Halawi, 35, was collecting herbs with her husband, Hussein Salame, in the southern village of Qaaqaiyet al-Jisr when the bomb went off, the agency said. She was rushed to hospital where her left leg was amputated, it said

05-30-07 - Soldier killed in fighting at besieged Lebanon camp

05-30-07 - Miserable life for refugees on move in Lebanon Crowded into schools with little food and deteriorating sanitary conditions, life is growing more miserable by the day for thousands of Palestinian refugees who fled fighting in northern Lebanon.

05-30-07 - Lebanon charges 20 jihadists with terrorism

05-30-07 - Shadow of Iraq jihad falls over Lebanon Jihadists battling the Lebanese army in north Lebanon were either on their way to or from Iraq, Palestinian political sources believe, a sign that the shadow of Sunni militancy there has started to fall over Arab countries nearby.

05-30-07 - Fighting flares again at besieged Lebanon camp

05-30-07 - Judge: Release jailed immigrant

05-30-07 - Russia cautions U.S. on military aid to Lebanon Russia cautioned the United States on Wednesday against further destabilising Lebanon with U.S. arms shipments and to closely follow international agreements in delivering such aid.

05-30-07 - Israeli court delays trial of detained PFLP leader Ahmad Sa?adat

05-30-07 - More dialogue needed for Middle East: Women Leaders Conference

05-30-07 - Middle East conflict spawns advertising battle in Washington subways StandWithUs, one of the pro-Israel groups that placed the ads, said it decided not to ignore the first ads because of concerns about the message people might take away from the image of the tank and the child. So they decided to legitimize the killing of children by using a common pro-Israeli propaganda tactic: children dressed as bombers?

05-30-07 - Maybe there's a reason for anti-U.S. propaganda Do the Arab nations occupy our cities with troops in the hundreds of thousands? Do Iraqi battleships patrol our waterways? Do their fighter planes dominate our skies? Great point. We all know what happened when a foreign army TRIED to occupy OUR citiies and towns. The operative word being TRIED.

05-30-07 - Ereikat Receives Members of US Congress, Make Field Visit in the West Bank The delegation, joined by US Consul General, Jacob Walles, consisted of congressmen, Patrick Leahy, Thad Cochran, Chuck Hagel, Ken Salazar and Peter Welch. Chuck Hagel :)

05-30-07 - 40 years after war, Jerusalem's Christian leaders urge work for peace "It is totally unacceptable for the situation to continue where the Palestinians endure daily hardships and humiliations with deprivations of international human rights, allegedly to ensure the safety and security of the Israelis, whereas we believe the security of Israel is dependent on the freedom and justice of the Palestinians," the church leaders said in a letter May 27. ....."Many injustices have to be reversed, not least the restoration of land to lawful indigenous owners and the so-called (Israeli) security wall demolished,"

05-30-07 - Poettering condemns rocket fire from Gaza Addressing the Israeli Knesset (parliament) in Jerusalem, he said: "Israel has a right to defend itself. However, I urge Israel to avoid innocent victims among the civilian population."

05-30-07 - Barghouthi: ?The biggest political party in Sweden endorses the unity government?

05-30-07 - Arab-Jewish festival films deal with history, co-existence, identity

05-30-07 - State Prosecutor slams rights groups for signing Hamas court petition The State Prosecutor's Office harshly criticized the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and the Adalah organization on Wednesday, for signing a petition to the High Court of Justice filed by Hamas members of the Palestinian parliament, protesting the cancellation of their permanent residency status in East Jerusalem.

05-30-07 - PCBS: 488 Thousand Smoker Aged 10 Years and over in Palestinian Territory

05-30-07 - Gaza and West Bank ? ICRC Bulletin No. 20 / 2007

05-30-07 - Israel won. But so have the Islamists The 1967 war was not only a defeat for Arab nationalism - it was also a defeat for secular Arab politics

05-30-07 - Vietnam supports peace process in Middle East "Vietnam supports every effort to boost the peace process in the Middle East in order to reach an equal and sustainable solution on the basis of respecting the interests of related parties and the basic rights of the Palestinian on establishing an independent Palestinian state",

05-30-07 - King Herod's return It has totally escaped the good professor Reich's attention the fact that those artifacts that Israel 'discovered' were located in occupied Palestinian territory. Thus, they do not belong to Israel. And furthermore, just because there is existence of one's purported ancestors therein, does not give anyone the right to come back THOUSANDS of years later, take land by force and claim it as their own based on the dubious ancestral claims. BS of the highest order. My ancestors came from all over Europe, does that give me the right to kick the current tenant's out and take their homes by force since my ancestor may have lived there? They'd laugh my ass right out the door, or worse - rightly so.

05-30-07 - Sheriff Griffin learns about security in Israel The Israelization of America continues.

05-30-07 - EU president vows support for Israel against Iran "Rest assured that if ever Israel's security and existence are threatened by speeches like those made by the Iranian president, or even actions, the EU will support you unhesitatingly," said Pottering, who is in the region for a five-day visit.

05-30-07 - The war that still shadows US diplomacy in Middle East In polls of Arab public opinion, the desire remains for the United States to take a decisive role in pushing the Palestinians and Israelis to a comprehensive peace deal that would encompass all regional powers. "You can see that by far the number-one answer is brokering Arab-Israeli peace based on the 1967 borders. By far that is the issue that they see as most important (for US policy)," Telhami said.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

News for 05-29-07

05-29-07 - Security officer killed and seven injured by Israeli under-cover forces in Ramallah Eyewitnesses reported that Abdul-Halim, nicknamed as the Tiger, was in Al Nasera (Nazareth) restaurant in the center of Ramallah when the under-cover forces broke into it and opened fire at him killing him and injuring seven other residents.

05-29-07 - Two Palestinians killed, three wounded in blast in Gaza Palestinian eyewitnesses said that a huge explosion wrecked a house in the refugee camp, adding that when people, ambulances and firefighters arrived at the scene, they found two persons killed and three wounded.

05-29-07 - Abbas to meet Israeli PM as Gaza violence persists

05-29-07 - Two dead in Israeli air strike in Gaza Two Palestinian militants were killed in an Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip overnight, a Palestinian security source said Wednesday.

05-29-07 - UN envoy says Israel attacks on Gaza excessive A U.N. human rights investigator criticised Israel on Tuesday for violating international law in the Gaza Strip through a "disproportionate" use of force and killing of civilians.

05-29-07 - Fatah gunmen protest against Hamas-led government in Nablus

05-29-07 - Army kidnaps two residents form Al Thahryia and Beit Omer towns near Hebron

05-29-07 - Soldiers fire at the vehicle of Palestinian Information Minster

05-29-07 - Two more kidnapped in Hebron; clashes in Sa'er

05-29-07 - Israeli army kidnaps 9 Palestinian civilians from Nablus, among them legislator Jamal Al Terawe

05-29-07 - Israelis seize Fatah legislator

05-29-07 - Defiant Hamas leader says attacks on Israel will go on despite heavy human cost in Gaza

05-29-07 - RELEASE: Homes demolished in Beqa'a Valley One home was under construction and nearly finished. The young man who was
building the house was away at work. His extended family watched in horror as
the bulldozer, and then a wrecker, crashed into the home destroying months of
labor, years of savings and the priceless hopes and dreams of this young family. Photos from this incident can be found here. They could be your neighbors. How would you know the difference? They're PALESTINIAN, and as such, have no rights.

05-29-07 - Barak in run-off for Israeli Labour party leadership Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak won the first round of elections for leadership of the Labour party but must now face a run-off against his strongest challenger, Ami Ayalon, a political newcomer and former security services chief.

05-29-07 - Should we vote for a boycott? British academics debate whether to break links with universities and colleges in Israel

05-29-07 - Iraq Palestinians taste bitter exile Many Palestinians have escaped the death squads of Iraq only to face an uncertain future on the desert border between Iraq and Syria.

05-29-07 - AIPAC Intervenes on Iran ** It has happened again, and in the open. The American Israeli Political Action Committee (AIPAC) which heads a network of pro-Israeli lobbies, persuaded Congress to drop a provision which would have required President Bush to ask for Congressional approval prior to attacking Iran.

05-29-07 - A tale of two countries It's interesting to see how shocked people are at first when they realize the full extent of the grip that the Israeli lobby has on our government. I was there, four years ago. I know exactly what they feel. It's one of the most Orwellian things I've ever seen; the entire picture- Israel, Palestinians, Israeli lobby, neocons.

05-29-07 - Israeli economy growing at record pace Ok great. So, not only do they NOT need our billions in American taxpayer dollars, but they can start PAYING US BACK. Thanks.

05-29-07 - Jewish groups welcome Darfur announcement Rabbi David Saperstein, the director of Reform's Religious Action Center, said follow-up was critical. "Strong American leadership remains indispensable towards stopping the genocide," he said. Except for that ongoing 'demographic problem' over in Israel/OT. IT's ok for our politicians to overlook THAT.

05-29-07 - New blog to fight journalists' boycott A prominent British television journalist started a blog to help spearhead the fight against the National Union of Journalists' vote to boycott Israeli goods.
You're on the wrong side of justice, son.

05-29-07 - Bush administration makes case for security assistance to Abbas Meanwhile, he said, residents of the community led by Hamas "are going to see what's going on in the community next door that's receiving help from the United States." Eventually, Ward said, "we might see a different result" in Palestinian elections. There's the Israeli-version(subsequently, that of the US as a result) of democracy for you!

05-29-07 - Soldier dies in Lebanon fighting


05-29-07 - Western sponsors aim for vote on Hariri court draft Wednesday

05-29-07 - Misery doubles in Lebanon refugee camp "We the poor have no one to help us but God,"

05-29-07 - Four killed at Beirut checkpoints as security tightened

05-29-07 - Beirut a ghost town on eve of summer season

05-29-07 - A tale of two cities and three worlds

05-29-07 - Local athlete charged with assault in Reidsville A local athlete who was cleared of charges in the beating of two Palestinian students at Guilford College earlier this year is facing an assault charge in Reidsville.

05-29-07 - Hagel in ?08? ?We?ll let you know.? Hagel, who is considering a run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008, said he has not yet made any decisions. He added that, in any event, the Israel Foreign Ministry building was probably not the most appropriate place for an announcement. "We'll let you know," he told the Q. Sadly, in all actuality, it IS the most appropriate place to announce your candidacy.

05-29-07 - MKs' proposal would hand control of Gaza Strip to Arab League A diplomatic initiative to restore stability in Gaza would give the Arab League responsibility for the coastal strip and install a multi-national force, in cooperation with the European Union.

05-29-07 - Gov. Crist begins 5-day tour of Israel Crist's meetings with Israeli officials were set up by his friend, U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Delray Beach. who is among Israel's strongest supporters in Congress.

05-29-07 - Palestinian's quandary: Working for U.S. in Iraq He carries a Palestinian passport and, at home, he is unable even to leave his village at times due to the travel restrictions by the Israeli army. But here in Iraq, he's escorting one of the highest-level U.S. State Department employees.

05-29-07 - Churches worldwide call for just peace in Holy Land

05-29-07 - 'We have no rights and no future' "We have no rights and no future. We have a lot of problems; We can't work freely, we cannot own a house, we cannot move around. We are treated as if we are not human,"

05-29-07 - Rice says US not opposed to Israel-Syria talks The United States does not object to the idea of peace talks between Israel and Syria, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Tuesday.

05-29-07 - Peace rally and march Saturday in Burlington A march and rally to mark the 40th year of the occupation of Palestine will be held on Saturday at noon at the top of Church Street in Burlington.

05-29-07 - APN, IPF to merge? Americans for Peace Now and the Israel Policy Forum are tentatively discussing a merger.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

News for 05-28-07

05-28-07 - Hamas says Israel wounds 2 Gaza gunmen Israeli soldiers shot and critically wounded two Hamas gunmen on Monday in a fresh round of violence triggered by the firing of mortars at Israel from the Gaza Strip, Hamas officials and medics said.

05-28-07 - Palestinian poverty is alarming - report The plight of Palestinians in the occupied territories has worsened dramatically, with
2.4-million now living in poverty, according to a report published on Monday by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

05-28-07 - Army invades a village near Bethlehem and kidnaps three civilians

05-28-07 - Haneya follows up weekly cabinet meeting from secret location

05-28-07 - Settler fires rounds of live ammunition at Arabic houses in the Negev

05-28-07 - Donations to Palestinians start to flow after US nod Fayyad was expected to receive enough money through the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) account to pay government workers, including members of the security forces, at least half of their normal monthly wages later this week.

05-28-07 - S. Africa condemns Middle East violence

05-28-07 - Alleged killer of Arab cabbie is indicted Prosecutors who requested that Sofir be remanded until his trial said the murder was committed due to "racial motives and his hatred towards Arabs."

05-28-07 - Arab powers seen taking over P.A. Egypt and Jordan eventually will be required to keep order in the Palestinian Authority, an Israeli official predicted.

05-28-07 - Palestinian civilian kidnapped as army search homes in Hebron

05-28-07 - Palestinian official urges for factions' "genuine" cooperation Visiting Palestinian Deputy Prime Minister Azzam al-Ahmed called Monday on all Palestinian factions including the rival movements of Fatah and Hamas to boost "genuine" political cooperation.

05-28-07 - Army injures two Palestinians and kidnaps them after surrounding a hospital in Jericho

05-28-07 - 'Amendment to Right of Entry Law racist' Speakers at a meeting in Tel Aviv on Sunday night were unanimous in declaring the amendment racist and directed primarily at non-Jews of Russian, Ethiopian and Palestinian background, so as to safeguard Israel's demographic balance and ensure that there will always be a Jewish majority...... Other than forcing Palestinians and non-Jewish Russian and Ethiopian immigrants out of the country, said Feler, the amendment would also affect several hundred non-citizens who were stateless Beduin.

05-28-07 - Gaza factions fire more rockets into Israel despite army operations Palestinian factions continued on Monday launching rockets into Israel despite the Jewish country's threats to expand the 11-day-old crackdown on Gaza militant groups.

05-28-07 - Israeli strike on Jabalya camp damages civilian property; human rights offices

05-28-07 - Israel won't budget cellular frequencies to Al-Wataniya Israel refuses to allocate cellular frequencies to the new Palestinian cellular services company recently set up in the territories.

05-28-07 - Israeli forces invade Nablus, attack women's center

05-28-07 - A Palestinian MP calls for international justice against Israel

05-28-07 - American Treachery in the Attack on the USS Liberty Much Deeper Than Previously Thought

05-28-07 - Loonies Tune Out: B?nai Brith Shuts Down Peace Activists in Canada What, according to the complaint, is anti-Semitic? "The idea that Israel has no right to exist or that Israel is an apartheid state," says Mr. Abrams. Also, any comparison of Zionists to Nazis.
The definition of anti-Semitism is changed at will by those that simply cannot tolerate any criticism of the Jewish State.

05-28-07 - Strategic talks stepped up ** Israel's representative to the discussions, Cabinet Minister Shaul Mofaz, is to set off shortly for the United States for a new round that is expected to focus on Iran's nuclear program.

05-28-07 - A condominium solution for a divided Jerusalem There is a widespread misconception among Israelis that, under the status quo, Israel possesses sovereignty over expanded East Jerusalem. It does not. It possesses administrative control. A country can acquire administrative control by force of arms. It can acquire sovereignty only with the consent of the international community. Israel has possessed and exercised administrative control over expanded East Jerusalem for four decades. To this day, none of the world's other 194 sovereign states has recognized its claim to sovereignty. Furthermore, Israel's purported annexation of expanded East Jerusalem has been declared void, and Jerusalem has been explicitly included among the occupied territories in a long series of unanimous or near-unanimous UN Security Council and General Assembly resolutions.

05-28-07 - Guantanamo prisoner urges release of BBC journalist A television cameraman held prisoner for years at the US Navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has issued an impassioned plea for the release of a fellow journalist kidnapped in Gaza.

05-28-07 - Syrian vice president stresses dialogue best method to solve Mideast issues

05-28-07 - Where is the Palestinian peace camp? a series of non-violent demonstrations have cropped up to protest against the building of the West Bank barrier.
These protests, however, are small "because we can't gather like the Israelis do in Tel Aviv," says Dr Salameh. "We would get shot if we tried."

05-28-07 - Lebanon army 'hit by militants' Lebanese troops have reportedly come under attack from Islamist militants barricaded inside a Palestinian refugee camp in the north of the country.

05-28-07 - Peretz loses Israeli party vote The two men who defeated him, former Prime Minister Ehud Barak and a former head of Shin Bet, Ami Ayalon will now face a run-off vote.

05-28-07 - Ya'alon: No peace until Arabs recognize Israel

05-28-07 - Militants accuse US of sending nerve gas to Lebanon Islamist miltants have accused the US of sending nerve gas to the Lebanese army, which is struggling to defeat a group of rebels holed up inside a Palestinian refugee camp

05-28-07 - Terror mastermind arrested after 7 years Fatah leader Khaled Shawish behind dozens of attacks on Israeli civilians, including murder of Rabbi Meir Kahane's son. After years of eluding Israeli hands, joint IDF, Shin Bet operation leads to his arrest

05-28-07 - UN team to report on alleged arms smuggling to Lebanon

05-28-07 - 40 years since 1967 - a day of public events

05-28-07 - Analysis: Kazakhstan could be Israel's best source for oil and gas

05-28-07 - Professor who attended Holocaust conference blasts critics as Islamophobes his interest has been in what use of the Holocaust has been made to promote Zionism - the right of Jews to a national homeland - and to support the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory.

05-28-07 - Muslim nations urged to create new 'Golden Age of Islam' Islamic countries increasingly feel "the overwhelming majority of Muslims ... are being demonized for the actions of a small minority," he said, adding that frustrations have grown because of persistent conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestinian territories.

05-28-07 - Poison apple If using the innocence of a cartoon mouse to teach violent resistance to Israeli occupation creates hate, it pales in comparison to the hatred that is being created when Jewish children are taught that God gave the land of Palestine to the Jews.

05-28-07 - Palestinians Support Truce with Israel

05-28-07 - Firefights erupt at besieged Lebanon camp

05-28-07 - Palestinians seek end to Lebanon standoff

05-28-07 - Lebanese army and Islamists clash violently

05-28-07 - Livni meets with British ambassador over U.K. boycotts The number of British organizations calling for the boycott of Israel, their public campaigns, and their constant comparisons between Israel and the apartheid regime of South Africa have made the battle for British public opinion particularly significant.

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Monday, May 28, 2007

News for 05-27-07

It was June 8, 1967

Our men were viciously attacked 40 years ago
and the perpetrators got away with it.

05-27-07 - Hamas rocket kills man in Israel

05-27-07 - Hamas says Israel wounds 2 Gaza gunmen

05-27-07 - Israeli military occupies home of man they killed

05-27-07 - HEBRON: Daily Harassment in Hebron

05-27-07 - Report: Cheney aide clearing path to bomb Iran ** Cheney's team wants to work with Israel, nudging the country at some key moment to mount a small-scale attack on the suspected site of Iran's nuclear infrastructure, which could lead to an Iranian counter attack on US forces stationed in the Persian Gulf, Clemons reports.

05-27-07 - Ya'alon: Bring down Iranian regime, send ground troops into Gaza ** Attempts to prevent the nuclearization of Iran will fail, according to former Israel Defense Forces chief of staff Moshe Ya'alon, who asserted that the military option should be examined and the Iranian regime should be brought down.

05-27-07 - Palestinian resistance attacks Israeli military post near Efrat settlement

05-27-07 - Israeli warplanes open fire at residential houses in southern Gaza

05-27-07 - Gaza baby treated at Israeli hospital

05-27-07 - Egypt Bashes U.S. for Hypocrisy "The United States says that it doesn't establish relations with a banned group, whether in Egypt or outside Egypt," said Mubarak's spokesman Suleiman Awaad. "The U.S. says it is meeting with the Brotherhood as Parliament members, but doesn't make the same distinction and refuses to talk with Hamas, who is heading the Palestinian government and is occupying the prime minister's seat."

05-27-07 - Former U.S. defense chief: Israel must not attack Iran ** They are trying to get us to do it.

05-27-07 - Hamas rejects Abbas bid for truce with Israel

05-27-07 - Jordan's king: U.S. Congress has crucial role in advancing Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking

05-27-07 - Chief Rabbinate: Don?t buy produce from PA The Chief Rabbinate has called on all the bodies that issue kashrut certificates in Israel to refrain from purchasing fruits and vegetables from Palestinian farmers during the next year, which is set to be Sabbatical year (shnat shmita), for fear the proceeds will be used for funding terror.

05-27-07 - Settlers call for 'Operation Defensive Shield' in Gaza Following a ground offensive in Gaza, the leaflet calls on the government to rebuild the settlements on the security zone which will be created in the northern Strip

05-27-07 - Crist's trip to Israel could pay off now and on the trail when pressed, Wexler acknowledged what many others agree to privately: that a trip to the troubled Middle East helps build a foreign policy portfolio for someone with an eye on higher office......"It's a rite of passage," one top legislator said privately about politicians making a "pilgrimage" to Israel - a journey important not only to Jewish Americans but to fundamentalist Christians who see the country as key to biblical prophesy. Politicians must campaign in Israel.

05-27-07 - Oprah's Going to Israel, Will She Go To OPT? Will she go to the Little Town of Bethlehem: Occupied Territory and bear witness to what the INDIGENOUS people of The Holy Land have suffered after 40 years of OCCUPATION. I don't believe that Oprah has the guts to defy the Israeli lobby in this country, and go visit Palestinians.

05-27-07 - Mideast peace activists to share stories

05-27-07 - 'Wiped off the Map' ? The Rumor of the Century The full quote translated directly to English: "The Imam said this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time."

05-27-07 - Queen Rania participates in third meeting of Arab Woman Organization Higher Council Discussions focused on activating the organization's past recommendations on Arab woman affairs including the call to free Palestinian woman prisoners in Israeli jails.

05-27-07 - UN agency: More than 5,000 families have left Palestinian refugee camp A majority of families from a besieged Palestinian refugee camp caught in the crossfire between Islamic militants and the Lebanese army have fled the crowded camp but thousands of people remain trapped inside, a U.N. official said Sunday.

05-27-07 - Jumblatt downplays Lebanon army action at camp Fresh fighting broke out on Sunday between the Lebanese army and militants in a Palestinian refugee camp, but a senior member of the governing coalition said there were no plans to end the standoff by military means.

05-27-07 - The refugees who refuse to flee Nahr al-Bared

05-27-07 - On the Academic Boycott of Israel

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Sunday, May 27, 2007

News for 05-26-07

05-26-07 - Rapid-fire Israeli air strikes kill five Gaza Palestinians The five men killed yesterday were all thought to have been members of the Executive Force. Reuters reported that the blast that struck their Gaza City compound damaged a kindergarten next door, forcing young children to run for cover.

05-26-07 - Casualties in Jerusalem shooting Two Palestinian gunmen have opened fire on an Israeli patrol in east Jerusalem, wounding four Israelis, emergency services there have said.

05-26-07 - Palestinian police kill top militant; five others injured in West Bank shootout Palestinian police killed a top militant Saturday in the northern West Bank town of Tubas and five others were injured in the ensuing shootout between police and militants, security officials said.

05-26-07 - Palestine Service Smashes Network of Collaborators The Palestinian Preventive Security (PPS) service in the West Bank yesterday announced that a network of local collaborators with the Israeli occupation was recently smashed and a number of arrests were made.

05-26-07 - Bethlehem : A City Contained "There's not much fun in Bethlehem for the students," John says. "The wall around Bethlehem keeps us physically and emotionally hemmed in. The quality of life here is difficult. It's very oppressive and depressive. And the Christians are just constantly trying to survive and to thrive here." ....."The situation in Bethlehem is peaceful now. There's no fighting in the streets. There was 5 years ago. But the problems for the people here are not caused by any ethnic or religious rivalry. The Muslims don't persecute the Christians here. That's an idea that is often put around."

05-26-07 - Israeli forces kidnap three high school students and attack a Palestinian NGO in Hebron Israeli forces attacked and searched a local cultural club and a number of hoses in Hebron and nearby villages in the southern part of the West Bank on Saturday morning, kidnapping three youths.

05-26-07 - Hamas warns Israel against harming Haneya The ruling Islamic Resistance Movement(Hamas) on Saturday warned Israel against harming Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haneya after Israeli aircraft struck twice near his house.

05-26-07 - West Asia violence: India calls for restraint Four Palestinians, including a child, were wounded in an Israeli air raid on a post, south of Gaza City.

05-26-07 - The Cabal Strikes Back ** In the end, however, when it comes down to launching a full frontal assault on Iran, it all depends on the Israelis. The War Party is counting on them to strike the first blow, with the guarantee that the Americans will strike the second, third, fourth, and fifth blows, ad infinitum. Blows directed not only at Iran, but also against Syria, Hezbollah, and the Palestinians.

05-26-07 - Democrats Dither As Cheney, Neocons Plot To Nuke Iran ** Now that the US invasions and occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan have failed, the AEI warmongers are conspiring with Vice President Cheney to foment war with Iran.

05-26-07 - Health, environmental disasters threatens Gaza Strip The statement appealed to Arab cities and capitals to send urgent aid to rescue Gaza and other Palestinian municipalities which offer services to more than 600,000 people.

05-26-07 - Complaints that Israel represses Palestinians Describing the current situation in Palestine as "unspeakable," MEP Kyriacos Triantaphyllides of Cyprus, chairman of a committee working on the Palestinian problem, said the EU should recognise the national unity government there, and complained that Israel was continuing to wreak havoc against civilians

05-26-07 - Israel seizes Palestinian Minister

05-26-07 - Kidnapped journo "alive and well" Kidnapped British journalist Alan Johnston is alive and well and could be released "very soon", a Palestinian government official said tonight.

05-26-07 - Fatah's armed wing claims responsibility for attack near Jerusalem

05-26-07 - UN envoy and Abbas discuss possible truce with Israel

05-26-07 - Egypt hosts Palestinian factions Sunday

05-26-07 - Senior Palestinian security chief offers to resign An Abbas aide said Rashid Abu Shbak told Abbas last week that he intended to step down but "President Abbas did not accept it at the time."

05-26-07 - Hamas man speaks of Johnston hope

05-26-07 - Iran is nuclear threat, says Israeli general ** Maj. Gen. Dan Harel, the Israeli Defense Forces' defense and armed forces attache in Washington, D.C., was a guest speaker at Temple Beth Jacob's Shabbas service. In his remarks, he said Iran is "the most worrying" of three fronts with which Israel is dealing right now.

05-26-07 - What happend to the Israeli peace lobby?

05-26-07 - Hezbollah warns Govt not to storm camp

05-26-07 - You Tube: The Palestinian Christians

05-26-07 - You Tube: If Americans Knew

05-26-07 - In response to the May 22 letter to the editor "Speak up for equal dignity." Israel and the United States stand condemned for their unconscionable behavior against the Palestinian people

05-26-07 - Water and Resistance Timothy Seidel is a peace development worker with Mennonite Central Committee in the Occupied Palestinian Territories where he has lived for the past three years.

05-26-07 - Battle for Britain The number of British organizations calling for the boycott of Israel, their public campaigns, and their constant comparisons between Israel and the apartheid regime of South Africa have made the battle for British public opinion particularly significant.

05-26-07 - You must return the rights of the people you have erred against . . . or pay the price The leader of Fatah al-Islam has threatened Britons with ?destruction through resistance and attacks? for their government?s policies in the Middle East. Odd that they should target Britain in all of this, particularly given this story I read just minutes ago.

05-26-07 - Get Carter The New Republic's editor-in-chief, Marty Peretz, said when Carter's Palestine book was published in the US late last year that the former president, who famously brokered a peace treaty between Israel and Egypt in the 1970s, would 'go down in history as a Jew-hater'. New definition of slur 'Jew hater', 'anti-Semite' : someone that dares criticize Israel. A long article, but a good one.

05-26-07 - U.S. sends arms to Lebanon, militants issue warning Lebanese leaders have vowed to stamp out Fatah al-Islam, which is led by a Palestinian but has little support among Lebanon's Palestinian refugee community of around 400,000.

05-26-07 - A Palestinian refugee and her daughter cross to safety after fleeing their besieged camp of Nahr al-bared in north Lebanon

05-26-07 - Israeli employer fire three Palestinians because the hold prayer at work Three Arab employees working at an Israeli factory in Acre, manufacturing parts for camions were fired last Monday for holding prayers at the factory. Acre also known as Akka, is located on the northern end of Haifa bay in northern Israel.

05-26-07 - The need for continuous PR

05-26-07 - End apartheid in Israel Many claim other countries have far worse human rights violations. The difference is we give billions of dollars in support to Israel.

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Saturday, May 26, 2007

News for 05-25-07

05-25-07 - Air raid kills two Hamas members

05-25-07 - Palestinian patient dies after delay at Erez Crossing

05-25-07 - Undercover forces invade Nablus, kidnap at least eight residents

05-25-07 - Abbas begins talks for peace as slaughter in Gaza goes on

05-25-07 - Gaza militants signal softer terms, Israel hits again

05-25-07 - The Six-Day War: Forty years on civilian settlement of the administered territories contravenes the explicit provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention." The Convention prohibits deportation or transfer by the occupying power of its own civilian population into the territories it occupies. The official Red Cross commentary explains that this prohibition was "intended to prevent a practice adopted during the Second World War by certain Powers, which transferred portions of their own population to occupied territory for political and racial reasons or in order, as they claimed, to colonise those territories." political and racial reasons for colonization of occupied territory? It sounds awfully familiar.

05-25-07 - Secret memo shows Israel knew Six Day War was illegal Judge Meron's memorandum was obtained from the Israel State Archives. His subsequent defence of it amounts to a direct challenge to Israel's continuing contention that the Geneva Convention's provisions on settling people in occupied territory did not apply to the West Bank because its annexation by Jordan between 1949 and 1967 had been unilateral.

05-25-07 - Israeli army invades Hebron area, kidnapping three and injuring one

05-25-07 - Crucial Gaza border crossing reopens after 12-day closure

05-25-07 - Egypt asks Palestinians to talks on easing tension

05-25-07 - Photographer wounded by troops Palestinian Abbas Momani was wounded when Israeli soldiers fired rubber bullets towards a group of journalists covering a rally against Israel's controversial separation barrier in the village of Bilin.

05-25-07 - At-Tuwani Update 10-18 May 2007

05-25-07 - Top architects accuse Israelis of oppression Mr Alsop told Building Design magazine that they felt compelled to act. "This is not against Israel, it's for Palestine," he said. "I think the Palestinians are living in a prison. I'd like fellow colleagues in Israel to feel some responsibility about this shabby treatment. Architects are a fairly humanitarian lot and perhaps they could help."

05-25-07 - Dayton: more 'proactive' role for U.S. in Gaza? Dayton suggested. "We continue to evaluate the situation and consider ways in which we can take a more proactive role in affecting the dangerous conditions and support President Abbas in his efforts to bring the lawlessness in Gaza under control," he said.

05-25-07 - Jewish Reps target arms sales to Saudis U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.) plan to introduce legislation blocking the sale of missile technology to Saudi Arabia. Remember now, it was only some weeks back that Israel registered its displeasure at the US selling arms to the Saudis - which is no doubt what prompted this move.

05-25-07 - Bush reappoints 10 to heritage commission The ten individuals re-named this week to terms ending in 2010 are: Andrew Klein, the chairman of the Jewish National Fund's mid-Atlantic zone; Robert Zarnegin a California developer who is prominent in the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces; Steven Some of New Jersey, a lobbyist and a member of the Republican Jewish Coalition,

05-25-07 - House to consider Jerusalem, Ahmadinejad resolutions The committee's chairman, Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Calif.), sponsored the resolution on Jerusalem, which "commends Israel for its administration of the undivided city of Jerusalem for the past 40 years, during which Israel has respected the rights of all religious groups" and calls on President Bush to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.

05-25-07 - Guidebook encourages talk of occupation Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace, distributed a guide encouraging rabbis to talk about Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories. Good for them.

05-25-07 - House to consider nuclear bank The legislation, proposed first by Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Calif.), the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, was referred by the committee to the full House on Wednesday. It is aimed at calling Iran's bluff Lantos is Israel's head agent on Capitol Hill.

05-25-07 - Congress passes lobbying restrictions Jewish leaders had initially lobbied against the rules, but dropped their opposition after receiving assurances that travel to Israel would be unaffected.

05-25-07 - LEBANON: Yousef Abu Radi, Lebanon "On the way to the hospital I realised that my mother had died" With up to 40,000 civilians living in the camp, questions are being raised as to whether the Lebanese army?s response to the militants has been in contravention of international humanitarian law.

05-25-07 - Obstacles to peace: Borders and settlements

05-25-07 - Prosecutors drop secret trial demand in AIPAC case

05-25-07 - US supplies Lebanese Army for fight against Fatah al-Islam

05-25-07 - FOX News Guest: We Must Stay in Iraq So Israel Can Bomb Iran ** FOX hosts never tell their viewers that these people have a hidden agenda that affects their attitudes towards the Middle East , i.e. in order for them to go to heaven, they believe that Israel must conquer its ancient biblical lands, now controlled by Muslims. As these end timers see their influence shrinking, they have gotten more and more desperate, creating hyperbolic threats and bending the truth. Why do these morons insist on taking the rest of us with them in their bonkers doomsday BS?

05-25-07 - NCC delegation meets refugees in Middle East Palestinian women also have experiences of homelessness, a situation clearly articulated to the delegation by Palestinian Christian women living in the West Bank. One YWCA representative spoke about facing discrimination as a woman and a Christian. She said she believes it is critical for women to not only care for and nurture their families, but also work for peace and justice.

05-25-07 - Hezbollah head warns against raid "The Nahr el-Bared camp and Palestinian civilians are a red line," Sheikh Nasrallah said.

05-25-07 - Israel extended invitation to join OECD The OECD extended the invitation Wednesday after years of lobbying by the U.S. government and Congress and more recently, by Turkey

05-25-07 - US students set up 'checkpoint' on campus

05-25-07 - What the Finkelstein Tenure Fight Tells Us About the State of Academia If Norman Finkelstein is denied tenure by DePaul, it won't be because he was irresponsible but because he took his responsibility too seriously. If he is denied tenure, the loss will be not only Finkelstein's and DePaul's but also the larger project of real academic freedom and responsibility.

05-25-07 - One taken prisoner in Nonviolent action in Bethlehem

05-25-07 - It's the Inner-West Bank Residents and Jewish groups yesterday accused the council of wasting resources on "partisan" international politics it had no business concerning itself with.

05-25-07 - Israel must stop attacks on Palestinians, says Kasrils

05-25-07 - Women business leaders meet The owner of a travel agency in Ramallah, Palestine, Al-Shyoukhi has to endure raids on her offices, daily curfews and constant checkpoints that keep her customers from traveling freely.

05-25-07 - US envoy's foolish words If Israel was a well administered country, US Ambassador Richard Jones would have been invited to the Foreign Ministry in order to explain his odd declarations that spy Jonathan Pollard would never be released from prison. What part of treason do these folks just not comprehend? Were this an individual that had committed such a traitorous act against ISRAEL, I'm sure that they would be singing a very different tune.

05-25-07 - Hebron Governor meets the Head of Italian Municipalities league

05-25-07 - Regardless of whether it is a Hebrew or Arabic tale

05-25-07 - Pakistan Deplores Israeli Aggression against Palestinians: FO

05-25-07 - Ros-Lehtinen, Wexler join Fla. Delegation to Israel Said Ros-Lehtinen, "This visit offers us an opportunity to learn more about the economic and security challenges confronting our two great countries in a region vital to our own national interests." Move Washington to Tel Aviv and be done with it.

05-25-07 - European council warns of racism Foreign migrants, refugees and asylum seekers are the most affected by the rise in intolerance and racism, Smith-Asmussen noted.

05-25-07 - Qaeda vows "seas of blood" over Lebanon Palestinians A group calling itself al Qaeda's wing in the Levant vowed to carry out bombings in Lebanon and attacks on Christians unless Beirut pulled its army away from Palestinian refugee camps.

05-25-07 - Refugees again in Lebanon, the Khatibs find sleep comes hard

05-25-07 - Negotiations on Shalit suspended Egyptian foreign minister tells reporters talks on kidnapped Israeli soldier put on hold due to violence in Gaza

05-25-07 - U.S. resupplies Lebanon army, battle for camp looms

05-25-07 - US lawmakers propose special Iran rights envoy Two US senators proposed Friday appointing a special State Department envoy to improve human rights and democracy in Iran, citing Tehran's "flagrant disregard" for civil liberties. However, they do not do so for Israel's flagrant disregard for civil liberties, which is well-documented by major human rights organizations the world over.


05-25-07 - The only weapon available In these desperate circumstances it is not surprising that South African leaders, from Ronnie Kasrils, the Jewish ex-head of the armed wing of the ANC to Bishop Desmond Tutu, declare that the sufferings of the Palestinians are worse than those of black South Africans under Apartheid. Those who know apartheid at first hand are well able to recognise a racist state. And all the blustering by the Israel lobby cannot wash this away.

05-25-07 - Government Will Collapse, Say Palestinians

05-25-07 - ECAJ calls on government: 'support Israel in Gaza' AS Middle East tensions between Israel and the Palestinians continue to mount, Australia?s roof Jewish body has called on the Federal Government and the international community to support Israel?s latest moves in the Gaza Strip.

05-25-07 - Krakow complains about Israelis Krakow municipal leaders have recently asked the mayor and police to check whether the Israeli bodyguards violated the rights of Poles by stopping Polish citizens and checking their identities, searching them and even handcuffing them. These activities should only be carried out by Polish police, the municipal leaders noted. 'We're not in Israel(Kansas) anymore, Schlomo (Toto)'

05-25-07 - Crossing Cultures Reading Adam LeBor?s ?City of Oranges,? I once again met Fakhri Geday, along with much displacement. LeBor writes Jaffa?s past as a sprawling family saga. At its center are a half-dozen or so clans, Jewish and Arab, whose lives intertwine from the 19th century till today, as the Mediterranean port flowers and then is torn apart by conflict.

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Friday, May 25, 2007

News for 05-24-07

05-24-07 - Palestinian farmer killed by Israeli fire in Gaza Said Al Attar, 28, was killed after a tank on the Israeli side of the border opened fire toward a village near to the northern Gaza town of Jabaliya, medics said.

05-24-07 - Israeli gunboats kill Palestinian fisherman in northern Gaza: medics

05-24-07 - Hamas cabinet ministers seized by Israel troops Meanwhile, a Palestinian was killed yesterday by Israeli tank fire near the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahiya, while the Health Ministry said that a 40-year-old woman who had been wounded in an air strike last week had died in hospital. The woman, Amal Daoud, had been transferred to Israel for medical treatment after the attack. A Palestinian fisherman, Said El-Atar, was killed by fire from Israeli warships stationed in waters opposite the beach in the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahia, according to Palestinian sources.
A note, on all three major British rags - Guardian, BBC and now the Independent - the injuries/deaths of Palestinian civilians at the hands of the IDF are now relegated to the bottom of the article, and are almost never headlined (JUST LIKE IN THE US).

05-24-07 - Israeli bombings wounds six in Gaza

05-24-07 - Detention of Palestinian Leaders Draws U.S. Concern

05-24-07 - Fateh Parliamentarian Bloc slams Israeli attacks against the Palestinians, abduction of officials

05-24-07 - Acting PLC head slams Israeli abduction of Ministers, Mayors in the West Bank

05-24-07 - Non-aligned, Palestinians urge ceasefire, UN monitors in Gaza

05-24-07 - Khalid: ?Military escalations, shelling of civilian areas and kidnapping officials are sings of Isra

05-24-07 - Israel assault on Hamas to continue - PM aides

05-24-07 - EU calls Palestinian government "non-functioning"

05-24-07 - Israeli helicopters strike near Haneya house in Gaza An Israeli Apache helicopter fired a rocket at a post for Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haneya's bodyguards in Gaza at Thursday midnight, causing no casualties, witnesses said.

05-24-07 - Hamas says BG plan to pump gas to Israel an 'act of theft' "When a company sells Palestinian gas to the Zionist occupation, it is similar to acts of theft the Israelis are practising against our land every day."

05-24-07 - Army kidnaps three civilians from Obadiya village

05-24-07 - Army injures one civilian and kidnaps seven residents among them three Mayors in Hebron

05-24-07 - Palestinian gov't demands int'l sanctions on Israel

05-24-07 - Israelis swoop on Hamas politicians Israeli soldiers and security forces detained 33 Hamas politicians, including the education minister, in overnight raids across the occupied West Bank and launched several air strikes at Hamas targets in Gaza in a new round of conflict with the Islamist Palestinian group.

05-24-07 - 9 Qassams hit Negev region Thursday evening

05-24-07 - Abbas urges end to rocket attacks

05-24-07 - Iran to Israel: Don't attack Lebanon Iran's hard-line president warned Israel on Thursday that nations in the region would take action against the Jewish state if it attacked Lebanon in the summer...... Ahmadinejad warned Israel that "60 years of invasion and assassination is enough. If you do not cease invasion and massacre, soon the hand of power of the nations of the region will rub you criminals with earth."

05-24-07 - UN 'troubled' Israel seized Hamas lawmakers

05-24-07 - Envoy suggests UN force for Gaza

05-24-07 - Abbas urges truce after Israel seizes Hamas officials

05-24-07 - Air strike hits near Palestinian PM's home

05-24-07 - Israel, US, and Egypt back Fatah's fight against Hamas "If you want to reach a stable and durable Palestinian settlement you can't do that by empowering one faction at the expense of the other, since you very much guarantee that the other faction, which is being marginalized, will seek to undermine any peace agreement."

05-24-07 - Obstacles to peace: Refugees Palestinian historians, and some Israelis, call 1948 one of the biggest, most comprehensive examples of ethnic cleansing in history - perpetrated by the Haganah (later the Israeli Defence Forces) and armed Jewish gangs. This BBC article is mostly a whitewash of Israel's expulsion of over 700,000 Palestinians.

05-24-07 - The Glitter of Old Gaza

05-24-07 - Visiting ?Scar of David' Author Is Criticized An author scheduled for two local appearances today ? including one at a city college ? has outraged some members of the city's Jewish community, who say her book misrepresents Israel's treatment of Palestinian Arabs. Truth must've got out.

05-24-07 - Don't fear world's wrath Such Israeli activity would threaten the future of the Palestinian state ? and this is positive. The international arena will undoubtedly protest even more strongly and will want to reinstate the old status quo. Israel would agree only if conditions are right, conditions that must be hammered out with the US first

05-24-07 - 'Chivalrous' Rommel wanted to bring Holocaust to Middle East Ironically, a Holocaust was brought to Palestine, though it wasn't brought against the Jews, nor was it perpetrated by Rommel and the other Nazis.

05-24-07 - Imprisoning a Whole Nation by John Pilger

05-24-07 - Billboard to promote peace in West Bank The billboard, already drawn by artist Russell Rainbolt, who is joining Barrett on the trip, will be painted by Israeli and Palestinian children. Also painting will be adults who are members of Combatants for Peace, a group of former Israeli soldiers and Palestinian armed resistors who believe nonviolence is the only effective route to peace.

05-24-07 - Hamas officials are Israeli hostages

05-24-07 - 'Stop Dimona' says Blix Israel should comply with the same demand being made of Iran, to cease its nuclear fuel-cycle and stop enriching uranium, Hans Blix, Chairman of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission (WMDC), told Ynetnews Thursday. OH come now, Israel, be held the same standards it demands of everyone else? Ahahaha, he's joking right?

05-24-07 - Sister city in Palestine mooted Mr Steadman got the idea from Christina Gibb, of Dunedin, who has been working with a Christian Peacemaker Team and spent four months based in Hebron last year.

05-24-07 - Neo-Cons To Plot Iran Strategy Amid Caribbean Luxury The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), a neo-conservative group created two days after the 9/11 attacks on New York and the Pentagon, is holding what it calls ?a policy workshop? during Congress? Memorial Day recess, no doubt to plot strategy for moving U.S. policy toward Iran in a direction compatible with its confrontational views......Uri Lubrani, the chief Iran advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, is also expected to participate.

05-24-07 - Fierce gunfire in Lebanese camp The barrage of machine-gun fire and shells at the Nahr al-Bared camp lasted for some 20 minutes before dying down.

05-24-07 - Forty years of Jewish building cast doubts on ability to divide Jerusalem in peace deal The view from Mervat Zayeha's balcony is a portrait of Israel's unceasing effort to cement its control over east Jerusalem since the capture of the city's Arab sector from Jordan 40 years ago. Israel's supremacism.

05-24-07 - HRH Queen Rania Al-Abdullah Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah was born August 31, 1970 to a notable Jordanian family of Palestinian origin.

05-24-07 - ICRC chief says sending convoy to Palestinian camp

05-24-07 - 'Cursed' Lebanese endure yet another crisis

05-24-07 - UN to monitor arms movements across Syria-Lebanon border The United Nations said Thursday it would send a team to Lebanon early next week to check on reported arms smuggling across the border with neighboring Syria.

05-24-07 - Abbas denies links with Fatah al-Islam The Palestinian authorities have no links with the shadowy Islamist group locked in a deadly showdown with the Lebanese army, president Mahmud Abbas said on Thursday.

05-24-07 - Arab human rights body condemns Israeli action in West Bank The recent Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people as well as Thursday's detention campaign against Palestinian officials in the West Bank was condemned by the Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR) as violation of international agreements.

05-24-07 - Moscow worried by arrest of PNA executive power officials- FM Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mikhail Kamynin stated on Thursday that Moscow is worried by the news of going on arrests in the Palestinian territories of officials of the legislative and executive power of the Palestinian National Authority.

05-24-07 - Nonviolent resistance manage to stop bulldozers in Artas

05-24-07 - Turkey expresses concern over Israel's detention of Hamas officials Turkish Foreign Ministry on Thursday expressed concern over detention of more than 30 senior Hamas officials in Israeli operations.

05-24-07 - GOP Candidates Criticize ABC News Report on CIA-Iran Plan ** "I was shocked to see the ABC News report regarding covert action in Iran," Mitt Romney said as he opened a session with reporters in Tulsa, Okla. I was shocked to see Romney and so many others, veritably pledging allegiance to a nation other than this one.

05-24-07 - Europe must remain neutral in Gaza Both the Israeli Army and the Foreign Ministry seemed to agree on using the threat of possible Israeli reengagement in parts of the Gaza Strip as a means of pressuring the Europeans into altering their mandate to become more "executive." Political leverage and military options were used to pressure the Europeans into expanding their mission to patrolling the Philadelphi corridor and detaining any dissident member of Hamas or Islamic Jihad.

05-24-07 - Jordan Islamists met with US democracy experts (Roundup) The Islamic Action Front, Jordan's main political party, on Thursday conceded that its secretary general, Zaki Bani Ershaid, had met with personnel from a US-based democracy expert group as part of a 'civilization dialogue' with Western research institutions.

05-24-07 - U.S. General Says Hamas Influence Waning in Gaza Even though the security situation in Gaza has deteriorated sharply over the past six months, the most recent clashes between Hamas gunmen and Palestinian security forces offer some indication the tide may be turning against the militant extremists, according to the U.S. security coordinator for Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Which was the whole point of the withholding of tax customs by Israel, the resultant poverty, and the arming and training of Fatah.

05-24-07 - special feature: The Road to the White House A sick display of our politicians groveling to and ensuring the safety of - A FOREIGN NATION.

05-24-07 - Unwelcome guests Palestinians fleeing the fighting in the camp report that the militant group is composed of Syrians, Jordanians, Saudis and Iraqis. The armed jihadis - Sunnis by religion - appeared in the camps a year ago on motorbikes and scooters, and have been there ever since

05-24-07 - Silence means a boycott is justified The Israeli academics who argue for their unfettered access to international academic networks, grants, visiting professorships, fellowships and other benefits of the academic system, have paid scant attention to the total denial of the most basic freedoms to Palestinians, academics or otherwise.

05-24-07 - Hebron: The Games Children Play

05-24-07 - Evidence Declassified in Aipac Case

05-24-07 - Paris condemns arrest of Palestinian officials by Israel

05-24-07 - The PM's latest award - for chutzpah LOCAL Zionist and Jewish community groups have been falling over themselves to line up and pat Prime Minister John Howard on the back in the past few weeks, conferring a swag of awards and honours on the PM for his support of Israel...... The Iraqi tyrant may not have been a threat to the world, as Howard believed, but he was a threat to Israel as a financier of terrorism against the Jewish State

05-24-07 - Nobel laureate cancels UK trip over Israel boycott This is the second time Prof Weinberg, who won the Nobel prize for physics in 1979, has cancelled a visit to a UK university because of Israeli boycotts.

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

News for 05-23-07

05-23-07 - 40 years ago, Israel attacked U.S. ship On June 8 this year, we as a country should share a moment of silence for the murdered men of the USS Liberty and demand total accountability from Israel.

Amen to that.

05-23-07 - Amnesty accuses Israel of 'serious rights abuses' In the Palestinian territories, Israeli air and artillery strikes killed some 650 people, half of them unarmed civilians and including some 120 children, "a three-fold increase compared with 2005."......"Israeli soldiers and settlers committed serious human rights abuses, including unlawful killings, against Palestinians, mostly with impunity,"

05-23-07 - Ongoing Israeli aerial assaults in Gaza wound three Three Palestinian bystanders were wounded in pre-dawn Israeli air strike on a car in Gaza city early this morning, paramedics said.

05-23-07 - Most Palestinians killed in Israeli raids were civilians, Amnesty says

05-23-07 - Militants reject Gaza truce call "We cannot surrender to blackmail as planes are overhead,"

05-23-07 - Israel arrests Palestinian minister of education

05-23-07 - Factions to continue shelling Israel until achieving mutual ceasefire The Palestinian factions will continue firing rockets into Israel until the Jewish state accepts a mutual ceasefire and apply it to the Gaza Strip and West Bank, a faction representative said on Wednesday.

05-23-07 - Secret peace talks aim to halt Gaza killings The Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas-backed prime minister Ismail Haniyeh have begun talks in an effort to stop the barrage of rockets being fired into Israel.

05-23-07 - Israel to let Presidential Guard train near Jericho

05-23-07 - OPT: Humanitarian conditions worsen in Gaza under IOF military operations

05-23-07 - EU seeks greater control of Gaza-Egypt border "The Palestinians asked us to stay... and we said yes we accept. But we would like to do it in a more effective manner," Solana told reporters after meeting with President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo.

05-23-07 - Israeli army kidnaps six Palestinian civilians in Nablus

05-23-07 - Israeli military kidnaps 7 Palestinian civilians in Khan Younis after mistaking them for resistance

05-23-07 - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights condemns violence in Gaza and Sderot and calls for protection of civilians

05-23-07 - General Workers Union slams Israeli attacks

05-23-07 - Residents of Barta?a and the surrounding areas isolated and repeatedly assaulted

05-23-07 - US officials uphold US aid for Abbas' security forces

05-23-07 - Lebanon rapped over shelling Palestinians' camp "Amnesty International is particularly concerned about the army's use of artillery and other heavy weapons, including tank fire, against heavily populated areas,"

05-23-07 - PLO will not object to Lebanese army entering camp

05-23-07 - Lebanese minister warns militants Lebanon's defence minister has said Islamist militants entrenched in a Palestinian refugee camp must surrender or face further military action.

05-23-07 - Obstacles to peace: Water In the 1967 war Israel gained exclusive control of the waters of the West Bank and the Sea of Galilee, although not the Litani. Those resources - the West Bank's mountain aquifer and the Sea of Galilee - give Israel about 60% of its fresh water, a million cubic metres (1 MCM) per year......Israel allocates its citizens, including those living in settlements in the West Bank deemed illegal under international law, with between three and five times more water than the Palestinians.

05-23-07 - 'Nowhere to put us' We'd never heard of Fatah al-Islam. Who are these guys who are terrorising the whole country?

05-23-07 - Israeli Forest Named After Australian Prime Minister The naming of the John Howard forest was arranged by a quasi-private land agency, the Jewish National Fund (JNF) which deliberately discriminates against non-Jews in its allocation of long-lease agreements.

05-23-07 - NY Sun uses 'anti-semitic' slur against Ron Paul

05-23-07 - Rice urged to look at Gaza smuggling Initiated by Sens. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) and Mary Landrieu (D-La.), the letter says the Gaza-Egyptian border has become a major arms conduit, with shipments of high-grade explosives increasing six-fold from 2005 to 2006, from five tons to 30 million tons.

05-23-07 - Reps salute Japan on Hamas stand Thirteen members of Congress signed a letter commending Japan for withholding aid to Hamas until it renounces violence and accepts Israel. Our representatives evidently have nothing better to do than to work on behalf of a foreign nation.

05-23-07 - Eight-year old needs urgent help she needs to be sent abroad for the process, but her father, a Palestinian, is without a job and cannot afford to do so.

05-23-07 - Carter Publisher May Be Accused Of Damaging CBS's Reputation A CBS subsidiary, Simon & Schuster, will be accused of damaging the reputation of its parent company by publishing Mr. Carter's book " Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid." Carol Greenwald, the treasurer of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, a CBS shareholder, plans to criticize the publisher at the meeting. Israeli lobby wants SOMEBODY, ANYBODY to pay for Carter's book. By god, the truth got out! And they can't have that.

05-23-07 - Palestinians say they are victims again in Lebanon,

05-23-07 - A declaration of intent

05-23-07 - Jordan-Palestinian confederation would improve peace prospects: Netanyahu Netanyahu went on to reject an Arab peace proposal as "traditional Arab demands" for Israel to return to "indefensible (pre-) six-day war lines (of 1967) and be prepared to negotiate on its own dissolution, on the so-called right of return of the so-called Arab refugees and that's not helpful."

05-23-07 - Iraq Withdrawal Akin to Defeat, Say Americans It will put Israel in danger 40% 25% 35%

05-23-07 - U.N. asks for access to refugee camp U.N. relief officials appealed Wednesday for safe access to the Palestinian refugee camp at the center of a standoff between Islamic militants and the Lebanese army and urged the government to exercise restraint in civilian areas.

05-23-07 - Palestinian speaks to middle schoolers "He's short!" one young boy exclaimed.

05-23-07 - Another view The wooden wall display includes photos of injured Palestinian children, bulldozed homes owned by Palestinians and international volunteers, including Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old who died in 2003 after being crushed by a bulldozer.

05-23-07 - Amnesty blasts Mideast human rights violations Amnesty International said on Wednesday in its annual report that Iraq continued its descent into civil war in 2006 and that both Israel and Hezbollah committed war crimes during their 34-day conflict.

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