The Red Cross Speaks Out!

On Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 in News.

Red Cross chief calls for protection for Gaza medics 01.12.2009 | AFP GAZA CITY (AFP) — International Committee of the Red Cross chief Jakob Kellenberger on Tuesday called for medical workers in Gaza to be protected as he visited the battered territory in the midst of an Israeli war. “I wanted to see this hospital,” he said outside Gaza City’s Al-Shifa hospital that, short-staffed and low on supplies, has been straining to handle the wounded from Israel’s deadliest offensive on


Nowhere to go

On Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 in News.

Nowhere safe to go in Gaza, says Oxfam as staff member’s refuge gets hit 01.13.2009 | Oxfam For immediate release An Oxfam worker and her family escaped a certain death after an Israeli rocket hit a house they were sheltering in during the early hours of this morning. Following a night of heavy shelling in Gaza City, our staff member and her family saw their refuge destroyed at 7:15 this morning, when a rocket launched by the Israeli army landed


Well-researched and argued overview

On Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 in News.

Israel’s Appetite for Destruction 01.12.2009 | http://travelseminar.blogspot.com By David Seminara David Seminara is a former American diplomat, currently serving as a Senior Program Officer at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. The views expressed in this article do not represent those of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Israel’s violent assault on the Gaza Strip and the repugnant complicity of the United States in sanctioning Israel’s actions undermines America’s already diminished moral authority in the world, damages the West’s ability


Chavez on Obama and Gaza

On Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 in News.

Obama Gaza’s only hope: Chavez 01.11.2009 | The Herald Sun By AFP VENEZUELAN President Hugo Chavez has accused Israel of being the “murder arm” of the US and says Gaza is in Barack Obama’s hands. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has accused Israel of being the “murder arm” of the United States and says the solution to the Gaza crisis is in the hands of Barack Obama when he becomes US president in 10 days. On announcing Venezuela’s first humanitarian aid


Excellent

On Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 in News.

When Israel expelled Palestinians: What if it was San Diego and Tijuana instead? 01.14.2009 | The Washington Times By Randall Kuhn Randall Kuhn is an assistant professor and Director of the Global Health Affairs Program at the University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies. He just returned from a trip to Israel and the West Bank. “Think about what would happen if for seven years rockets had been fired at San Diego, California from Tijuana, Mexico.” Within hours


Disgraced former New York governor Eliot Spitzer denies sleeping with Michael Ignatieff while at Harvard Law: "I wouldn't touch such a cheap whore with a barge pole"

On Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 in News.

Statement by Michael Ignatieff, Leader of the Official Opposition, on the situation in Israel and the Gaza Strip 01.11.2009 | Liberal.ca I am greatly concerned by the deepening violence in Israel and the Gaza Strip and the fear and suffering on all sides that this mounting instability has caused. The Liberal Party of Canada unequivocally condemns the rocket attacks launched by Hamas against Israeli civilians and calls for an immediate end to these attacks. We affirm Israel’s right to defend


Eric Margolis on Hamas & the Arab World

On Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 in News.

Who and what is Hamas? 01.13.2009 | The Real News By Paul Jay Eric Margolis: Hamas is more of a threat to corrupt Arab regimes than to Israel Hamas and the Arab world 01.14.2009 | The Real News By Paul Jay Eric Margolis: Egypt is a corrupt dictatorship that’s afraid of Hamas Pt. 2


Reasonable analysis

On Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 in News.

The War Isn’t Over, But Israel Has Lost 01.09.2009 | TonyKaron.com By Tony Karon I. The Last Waltz? Repeating behaviors that have produced catastrophic failures and expecting a different result is insane; and when a person’s psychotic behavior puts himself and those around him in immediate physical danger, the responsibility of those who claim to be his friends is to restrain him. But even as Waltz With Bashir shows in multiplexes across the world as a grim reminder of the


What we can do: Bombard AP with phone calls and emails: 1-212-621-1670; Karen Matthews (the reporter) – kmatthews@ap.org.

On Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 in News.

What the AP means when it says “150? 01.12.2009 | The Saif House By saifedean The Associated Press is full of crap. Note that in this footage the camera cannot show both the beginning and the end of the demonstration. Even at this height, the demo was too long to be caught in one frame. Also note that all the crowd that appears around the 00:20 mark is different from the crowd that appears at the 1:10 mark, since the


Even the disgusting Der Spiegel acknowledges that protesters overwhelmingly oppose Israeli massacre

On Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 in News.

EUROPE TAKES TO THE STREETS 01.12.2009 | Spiegel Tens of Thousands Demonstrate For and Against Israel It was a weekend of protests across Europe. Thousands of people gathered to voice their condemnation of the ongoing Israeli offensive in Gaza. However, many other Europeans, particularly in Germany, turned out to declare their support for Israel. It was a weekend of protest in Europe, with people across the continent hitting the streets to give voice to their feelings about the ongoing violence



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