A good egg speaks!

On Friday, June 25th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

I am one of the remaining veterans of the Haganah, who had served in the British Army and thereafter were among the initiators of the Ha’apala [illegal immigration] of Holocaust survivors, struggling with the forces of victorious Great Britain for the right to arrive at the shores of this country. Its warships and soldiers, those who had just fought and defeated the worst of all enemies, went over to attacking with fury and hatred our cockleshell boats which set to


Who remembers the awed profiles of Ehud Barak in places like the New Yorker (by Amy Wilentz)? We were regaled with tales of how this genius used to take apart the gears of a clock and then reassemble it. It turns out that Barak himself is a broken clock who lacks even the redeeming virtue of bieng right twice a day,

On Friday, June 25th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Following decision to ease blockade on Strip, former prime minister’s associates blame defense minister for Israel’s ‘coriander and pasta policy’ which was harshly criticized by world. ‘He was the one who insisted on preventing the inflow of products with no security risk,’ one of them says Attila Somfalvi Published: 06.21.10, 10:13 / Israel News Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday night that the government “has taken the right decision for Israel from a security and political point of view” in


A classic!

On Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 in News.

by Charles Glass on June 21, 2010 When you’re losing bad on Afghanistan’s plains And the critics dare to question your gains Just roll to your geology and use your brains And go to your gold like I told yer —With apologies to Rudyard Kipling Now that the Pentagon and the US Geological Survey have uncovered $1 trillion worth of stones in Afghanistan, the big question is: why didn’t the Afghan geologists burn the old Soviet maps the US used


An excellent article: must read

On Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

NIGHT. UTTER darkness. Heavy rain. Visibility close to nil. And suddenly – a flash of lightning. For a fraction of a second, the landscape is lit up. For this split second, the terrain surrounding us can be seen. It is not the way it used to be. OUR GOVERNMENT’ action against the Gaza aid flotilla was such a lightning flash. Israelis normally live in darkness as far as seeing the world is concerned. But for that instant, the real landscape


MUST READ ON IRAN!

On Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 in News.

By Tomás Rosa Bueno Global Research, June 18, 2010 CASMII – 2010-06-17 Despite what the experts of barefoot diplomacy [1] never stop repeating, there is nothing even remotely anti-American in the Brazilian position on Iran: our motives, unlike those of the bullying trio (USA, France, United Kingdom), are clear, transparent and openly stated several times. We support the peaceful development of nuclear energy. We do not believe there is any evidence that Iran has a secret nuclear-weapons program. Defending Iran, we are defending our


When your shadow catches up with you

On Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

German gov’t ignores Israeli requests to block extradition from Poland of Uri Brodsky, alleged Israeli spy suspected of procuring a passport for the assassins of a top Hamas official, according to German press reports. By Haaretz Service The German government has said it will not intervene to stop an investigation into a suspected Mossad spy linked to the assassination of a Hamas official in Dubai, despite pressure from Israel, a German newspaper reported on Saturday. A German official told Der


A new day is dawning: Germany criticizes Israel

On Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 in News.

German Development Aid Minister Dirk Niebel was denied entry into the Gaza Strip during his current visit to Israel, German officials said Saturday evening. A ministry spokesman said talks had continued to the last moment with Israeli officials over Niebel’s aim to visit the Palestinian areas. Niebel, who arrived in Israel earlier Saturday, had hoped to visit a sewage treatment plant being financed with German development aid. Speaking on the second German TV network ZDF program”heute” (today) Saturday evening, Niebel


Erdogan is not the bogeyman

On Saturday, June 19th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Public opinion is the main driver in Turkish policy on Israel-Palestine. Crises with Israel have always followed any Turkish perception that injustice is being done to the Palestinians. By Hugh Pope Myth-makers have been busily at work since the May 31 Israeli commando assault on the civilian Turkish ship Mavi Marmara on its way to try to break the Gaza blockade. Turkish versions of events have fabulous elements, to be sure. Few in Turkey seem to have realized the risks



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