Photos of protests from around the world

On Friday, June 4th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Protests against brutal Israeli massacre continue worldwide   Muslim activists shout slogans during a rally denouncing Israel’s deadly commando raid on ships, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, June 3, 2010. Thousands of muslims march during an anti-Israel rally in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, June 3, 2010. Thousands of Indonesian muslims continue protests for three consecutive days condemning deadly Israel’s raid on ships taking humanitarian aid to the blockaded Gaza Strip. Muslim activists display a large banner which reads “Save Palestine” in the


Useful Article

On Friday, June 4th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

An old Israeli saying describing various less-than-esteemed military leaders says: “He was so stupid that even the other generals noticed.” The same derisive remark could be applied almost without exception to the present generation of Israeli politicians . Such healthy scepticism among Israelis about the abilities of their military and political leaders has unfortunately ebbed in recent decades. As a result, Israelis are left perplexed as to why their wars, military interventions and armed actions have so often ended in


From a correspondent

On Friday, June 4th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

06.01.2010 06.02.2010 Mr Finkelstein, Dear Norm, As a soldier who served in Iraq, winning there a medal for valor, as a Jew, and as a person who grew up in Tel Aviv, I have to say that you are dangerous, dishonest, and your opinions border on treason. As a human being who is trying to serve humanity, never winning any medals, as a humanist, and as a person who grew up in West Asia (they even try to take away


New Cracks in the Wall (II)

On Friday, June 4th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Washington – Democratic Congressman Barney Frank had “harsh words” for Israel in an interview with the Boston Herald, the paper reported Wednesday. Frank commented that “as a Jew” he is “ashamed that there would be Jews that would engage in that kind of victimization of a minority,” in reference to Israeli treatment of the Palestinians. Israeli officials and pro-Israel Jewish groups in the US have responded to outrage over Monday’s high-seas raid that killed at least nine, by saying Israeli


New Cracks in the Wall (I)

On Friday, June 4th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

It’s been one lie after another in the US media about the Israeli attack on the Gaza-bound relief flotilla.  No matter that the Israeli media views the whole incident as a debacle for Israel , in this country the Israel-can-do-no-wrong crowd is on overdrive defending the operation.  As usual, facts don’t matter to them. Except they do. The first thing you need to know about the Gaza flotilla disaster is that the intention of the activists on board the ships


At least now we know where the marbles on the Turkish ship came from

On Friday, June 4th, 2010 in News.

VP Biden tells Charlie Rose that the Israel Navy might not have needed to drop commandos onto the Gaza-bound ship, but insists that Israel is entitled to defend its security. By Natasha Mozgovaya Tags: Joe Biden Gaza flotilla U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday defended Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip and its decision to intercept the pro-Palestinian flotilla bringing humanitarian aid to the coastal territory, though he did not go so far as to defend the Israel Navy


Of course they were asking for it

On Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

It’s time the Israeli government’s PR team made the most of its talents, and became available for hire. Then whenever a nutcase marched into a shopping mall in somewhere like Wisconsin and gunned down a selection of passers-by, they could be on hand to tell the world’s press “The gunman regrets the loss of life but did all he could to avoid violence.” Then various governments would issue statements saying “All we know is a man went berserk with an



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