“We call on Canadians of good will of all backgrounds and nationalities to join us in congratulating Israel for its defense of terrorism” — Were truer words ever spoken?

On Friday, May 1st, 2009 in News.

TORONTO, April 28, 2009 – B’nai Brith Canada has called on the Canadian public to join with Jewish communities across the country to celebrate Israel’s 61st anniversary, which begins this evening. “We are delighted to be celebrating the Jewish State’s 61st independence anniversary and so proud of its many diverse accomplishments,” said Frank Dimant, B’nai Brith Canada’s Executive Vice President who is currently in Israel and who will be participating in the country’s many festivities. “We are also mindful, that


Dahiya strategy – A painting

On Monday, April 27th, 2009 in News.

Painting and description by: Luke Kendall when a building is disassembled, you lose its facade and its very structure is revealed, you see what it is made up of. The same can be said of when countries decide to partake in strategies such as the ‘Dahiya strategy': it removes the facade and the PR illusions, and reveals the true values of a country. Values are an essential component of conflict, and it can tell you alot about what a country


The Ultimate Mission to Deutschland! Tour a concentration camp! Peep inside a "shower"! Watch the Jews as they pile in! Gaze at the “smoke”-stacks in the horizon!

On Monday, April 27th, 2009 in News.

Experience a dynamic and intensive eight day exploration of Israel’s struggle for survival and security in the Middle East today: “a military, humanitarian, historical, judicial, religious, and political reality check.” Mission Highlights Briefings by Mossad officials and commanders of the Shin Bet. Briefing by officers in the IDF Intelligence and Operations branches. Inside tour of the IAF unit who carries out targeted killings. Live exhibition of penetration raids in Arab territory. Observe a trial of Hamas terrorists in an IDF


Letter from Dubai

On Monday, April 27th, 2009 in News.

Dear Norm, I am writing to you this email while I am watching a movie called “The Wind that Shakes the Barley” …It is about a young man who on his way to London to become a doctor witnesses his friend being murdered by the Black and Tans because he refused to say his name in English …I have just reached a very beautiful scene where the Irish prisoners start chanting as their inmate is being tortured in an effort


Such a terrible crime

On Monday, April 27th, 2009 in News.

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A Pakistani man living in New York was sentenced to 69 months in prison for broadcasting the Hezbollah television station Al Manar. Javad Iqbal, 45, pled guilty to providing material support to a foreign terrorist group in December. Prosecutors said Iqbal, who owned the satellite television company HDTV Ltd., transmitted the Beirut-based Al Manar in exchange for payment in 2005 and 2006 and then sold the channel to U.S. customers. “I am a human being and human


The great Huwaida Arraf Speaks!

On Monday, April 27th, 2009 in News.

By Huwaida Arraf WE Palestinians are often asked where the Palestinian Gandhi is and urged to adopt nonviolent methods in our struggle for freedom from Israeli military rule. On April 17, an Israeli soldier killed my good friend Bassem Abu Rahme at a nonviolent demonstration against Israeli confiscation of Palestinian land. Bassem was one of many Palestinian Gandhis. One month prior, at another demonstration against land confiscation, Israeli soldiers fired a tear-gas canister at the head of nonviolent American peace


More on Zionist witch-hunts, and how to fight them

On Saturday, April 25th, 2009 in News.

Joel Michaelsen, Academic Senate Chair Henry Yang, Chancellor University of California, Santa Barbara Dear Professor Michaelsen and Chancellor Yang, We, the California Scholars for Academic Freedom, are all deeply disturbed to hear about the charges brought against Professor William Robinson. The charges of anti-Semitism and of violation of the Faculty Code of Conduct, based on an email he sent to his class condemning the Israeli assault in Gaza, are clearly without merit. First, criticism of the state of Israel and


How to get involved

On Saturday, April 25th, 2009 in News.

Dear Friend: American Jews for a Just Peace is now six months old and we have come a long way in a very short time. Since our organizing conference in Boston in September 2008, we have grown to 100 active members and over 1000 on our general mailing list. We have working chapters in Albuquerque, Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit, Madison, and Seattle and members in 25 cities across the United States. We have entered into a formal partnership with the Israeli


A worthy undertaking

On Saturday, April 25th, 2009 in News.

Join CODEPINK on our upcoming trips to Gaza. May 28-June 5, through Egypt; June 5-14, through Israel. In Gaza, we will be hosted by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). We will visit schools, hospitals and areas most affected by the Israeli invasion, as well as build an International Friendship Park. If the Egyptian/Israeli governments won’t let us enter Gaza, we will set up camps on the borders with workshops, seminars and actions calling for an end to


“The only recognition that is needed now is Israel's recognition of the Palestinians as human beings.”

On Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 in News.

By Gideon Levy Lord have mercy: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has relinquished for the moment his demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as “a Jewish state” as a condition for negotiations. He has deigned to postpone the demand until future stages. Listen up, world: Perhaps, just perhaps, Netanyahu will also see fit to utter the forbidden phrase “two states for two peoples.” The slogan of yesterday’s illegitimate radical left will be heard publicly in Washington from the mouth of Israel’s



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