Foxman mumbles something from Dick Cheney's playbook, then scratches one of his chins, not really sure how to proceed anymore.

On Saturday, January 10th, 2009 in News.

Liberals push criticism of Israel’s Gaza strikes 12.30.2008 | JTA By Eric Fingerhut WASHINGTON (JTA) — In the first sign of a post-election struggle to set the American Jewish community’s Middle East agenda, a quartet of liberal pro-Israel advocacy groups is criticizing Jerusalem’s decision to launch retaliatory attacks against Gaza. J Street, Americans for Peace Now, Brit Tzedek v’Shalom and the Israel Policy Forum all issued statements defending Israel’s right to strike Hamas installations in Gaza but saying, with varying


On Saturday, January 10th, 2009 in News.

American Leaders Speak Out in Support of Israel’s Right to Self-Defense 01.09.2009 | Current & Future Administration Officials • David Axelrod, Senior Advisor to President-Elect Barack Obama • President George W. Bush • Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Congressional Leadership • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) • House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) • Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) U.S. Senate Arizona • Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-AZ)

So far American politicians like Eliot Engel, (17th Congressional District of NY), don't know or outright deny the facts: "Hamas broke the ceasefire…" [Israel broke ceasefire, Nov 4, 2008] "Disproportionate force — I don't know what it means" [International Law, UN Charter, Geneva Conventions]…

On Saturday, January 10th, 2009 in News.

[US officials] Dennis Kucinich and Eliot Engel – 07 Jan 09 01.07.2009 | Al Jazeera English By Shihab Rattansi Al Jazeera’s Shihab Rattansi speaks to two congressman with very different views on the Gaza crisis. Dennis Kucinich, Democratic member of the US House of Representatives and former presidential hopeful on why he feels Israel is violating international law with its invasion of Gaza. And secondly Eliot Engel, US congressman from New York, on why he supports the Israeli invasion of

Vandalizing civilization

On Saturday, January 10th, 2009 in News.

A Music School Silenced in Gaza 01.09.2009 | CounterPunch By Nadia Hijab There was a music school in Gaza. It was just six months old. The 31 children aged seven to 11 could choose one of five instruments, including the guitar, oud (lute), and piano. Most of the 19 girls gravitated to the guitar and piano while many of the 12 boys showed a preference for the oud. The school worked out of rented premises in the Palestinian Red Crescent

"I will pray here until Judgment Day" — Today we are all Muslims in Gaza

On Friday, January 9th, 2009 in News.

Praying in defiance of Israel’s war in Gaza 01.09.2009 | Al Jazeera English More than a dozen mosques have been hit in the course of Israel’s war on Gaza. But two weeks into the offensive, Muslim worshippers have not been deterred by the destruction, nor the risks of going to pray at what could potentially be a target. Ayman Mohyeldin reports from Gaza.

War of the Worlds

On Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 in News.

GA special feature / An online battle for Israel’s legitimacy 11.18.2008 | target=”_blank”>Haaretz By Benjamin Hartman The struggle for the Holy Land may be the world’s most ancient conflict. But in one respect, at least, the weapons and the battleground could not be more cutting-edge.<br /> This is the realm of the “virtual intifada,” digital combat played out in cyberspace by intensely partisan pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli activists-cum-hackers, or in the vernacular of the Information Age, “hacktivists.” One incarnation of this

Human Rights Council Condemns Beit Hanoun massacre; reasonable statements by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International.

On Thursday, November 16th, 2006 in News.

Editor’s note: A correspondent writes: “The resolution was adodpted, as expected, and picked up more votes than in prior sessions 32- 8- 7 (before the voting went 29-11-7). Admittedly, the resolution is one-sided but if the US did not always put the veto in the Security Council and thereby frustrate the work of the competent organ the Human Rights Council would not have to meet in special session.” Calls for Urgent International Action to End Gross Violationsof Palestinians in Occupied

Workers of the World, Unite!

On Sunday, November 12th, 2006 in News.

The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions is following the tragic situation resulted from the continuous Israeli aggression on the Palestinian territories in Gaza Strip and the West Bank LO-Norway strongly condemns the ruthless war launched by Israeli Military Forces on the Palestinian civilians which killed sixty two Palestinians in Beit Hannon during the last 5 days, in the absence and the silence of any reaction from the international .community Israel continues its disproportionate and undiscriminating attack in violation of international

Finkelstein on Jimmy Carter's Peace Not Apartheid (New York: 2006)

On Sunday, November 12th, 2006 in News.

MS Word original (48KB) Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster (November 14, 2006) Language: English ISBN: 0743285026 The historical chapters of Peace Not Apartheid are rather thin, filled with errors small and large, as well as tendentious and untenable interpretations. But few persons will be reading it for the history. It is what Carter has to say about the present that will interest the reading public and the media (assuming the book is not ignored). It can be said

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