"Blair: 'I am 100 percent on $$ side"

On Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 in News.

Ex-UK premier favors int’l probe, supports right to self-defense. Israel has the right to protect itself, former British prime minister Tony Blair said in an interview with Channel 10 on Tuesday. Blair met with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Tuesday to discuss the repercussions of last week’s flotilla raid. “Any investigation has to be full and impartial, and there may be some sort of international element that could be part of it,” Blair said. While


What is to be done? Sensible analysis

On Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 in News.

7 June 2010 Mouin Rabbani Al-Shabaka Policy Advisor Mouin Rabbani argues that Israel’s determination to permanently control East Jerusalem and large swaths of the West Bank coupled with the lack of political will in the U.S. and Europe has made it impossible to achieve a meaningful two-state settlement. Overview The likelihood of current diplomatic initiatives resulting in a meaningful two-state settlement is for all intents and purposes non-existent, argues Al-Shabaka Policy Advisor Mouin Rabbani, due to Israel’s determination to permanently


Spiegel pretends to be magazine

On Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 in News.

‘First It Was Piracy, and Then It Was Kidnapping’ Bestselling Swedish author Henning Mankell was on the aid convoy that was raided last week by Israeli commandos as it headed for the Gaza Strip. He spoke to SPIEGEL about the soldiers’ readiness to use violence, his mistreatment in Israeli custody and why he supports the Palestinian cause. SPIEGEL: Mr. Mankell, you participated in the recent attempt to break through the Israeli naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. Why? Henning Mankell:


After farting at his grandson's bar mitzvah Abe Forxman called on the Canadian government to designate his mother a "terrorist entity"

On Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 in News.

Posted On 06/07/10 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE B’nai Brith Canada calls on Canadian government to designate radical Turkish organization behind Gaza Flotilla incident a terrorist entity TORONTO, June 7, 2010 – B’nai Brith Canada has called on the Government of Canada to designate IHH, the radical Turkish Islamist organization behind the Gaza Flotilla incident, as a terrorist entity. David Matas, renowned international human rights lawyer and B’nai Brith’s honourary senior legal counsel, laid out the justification for the designation in a


Recent Correspondence

On Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 in News.

Please post under: *Recent correspondence* Hi Norman, I want to say that I feel a great sense of appreciation to write you an email. I feel for your plight as to what happened to you in Chicago. I lived in Chicago a few years and I know how the Midwest-Chicagoans can be. I have been watching videos on youtube and have been studying your interviews and responses. It is overly apparent your answers are with merit and based in reality.


Excellent!

On Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

ON THE high seas, outside territorial waters, the ship was stopped by the navy. The commandos stormed it. Hundreds of people on the deck resisted, the soldiers used force. Some of the passengers were killed, scores injured. The ship was brought into harbor, the passengers were taken off by force. The world saw them walking on the quay, men and women, young and old, all of them worn out, one after another, each being marched between two soldiers…   The


Crumbling Facade

On Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 in News.

Israeli government press office distributed video link featuring Arabs and activists singing The Israeli government has been forced to apologise for circulating a spoof video mocking activists aboard the Gaza flotilla, nine of who were shot dead by Israeli forces last week. The YouTube clip, set to the tune of the 1985 charity single We Are the World, features Israelis dressed as Arabs and activists, waving weapons while singing: “We con the world, we con the people. We’ll make them


Israel going bananas!

On Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

On Friday (June 4 2010,) uber-blogger Andrew Sullivan of the Atlantic published a post entitled Israel Derangement Syndrome III. It linked to We Con the World, a remarkable video clip produced by Latma, the right-wing satire project lead by Caroline Glick, who doubles as The Jerusalem Post’s Deputy Managing Editor. Caroline Glick, ZOA’s Mort Klein and John Bolton The video is a repulsive attempt to use satire to make Israel’s case on Flotilla Devbacle. I recommend suffering through its entirety to grasp just how much. This is


Recent correspondence

On Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

———- Forwarded message ———- From: Eddy Boas Date: Sun, Jun 6, 2010 at 7:33 PM Subject: Re: LIAR To: Norman Finkelstein NORMAN How pathetic are you YOU WERE BORN A LIAR,YOUR PARENTS WERE NEVER HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS,THEY WERE NAZI COLLABORATORS AND SYMPATHISERS AND CLAIM TO BE JEWISH SO THAT THEY COULD GET A VISA FOR THE USA AND GIVE BIRTH TO A MORON MENTAL CASE LIKE YOU


Important testimony

On Monday, June 7th, 2010 in News.

I joined the Mavi Marmara in Istanbul on Friday 21 May as one of between 30 and 40 journalists reporting on the flotilla’s mission to Gaza. I am a journalist for al-Jazeera. It was at 11pm local time on the evening of the 30th, as we were headed for Gaza, that we first spotted the Israeli military from afar. I asked the organisers what they expected to happen. They told me they had decided to move as far away from



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