Cheaper by the dozen

On Saturday, November 4th, 2006 in News.

By Avi Issacharoff and Amos Harel, Haaretz Correspondents, Haaretz Service and News Agencies A 12-year-old girl was killed Saturday evening by Israel Defense Forces sniper fire in the town of Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip. The girl, Isra Nasser, died of wounds to the head. The IDF said the sniper’s target had been an armed militant, and expressed regret at the mistake. Earlier, an IDF non-commissioned officer was seriously wounded in clashes with militants the town. Initial investigations


But why don't the Palestinians practice non-violence?

On Saturday, November 4th, 2006 in News.

By Itim Anti-fence activists on Friday claimed security forces fired live ammunition at them during a protest near the West Bank town of Bil’in, moderately wounding a French activist. Doctors at a Ramallah hospital who treated the man said his wounds were caused by a live bullet. An IDF spokesperson, however, denied the allegations, claiming security forces at the demonstration made use only of tear gas and rubber-coated bullets. Activists at the demonstration claim they have video footage of security


Real heroes

On Friday, November 3rd, 2006 in News, Video.

By Juan Gonzalez, Daily News columnist When the bullets started to fly, New York photojournalist Bradley Will was clutching a camera, doing what he loved most – filming a group of downtrodden people fighting for respect in some forgotten corner of our world. This was last Friday, on a narrow street on the outskirts of Oaxaca, Mexico, where Will, 36, a longtime member of New York’s radical IndyMedia Center, had gone in early October to document an amazing story. It


Israeli Soldiers Confront Suicide Bombers Armed with Rocket Launchers

On Friday, November 3rd, 2006 in News, Video.

Gaza, fuoco sulle donne VIDEO: La Republica Beit Hanun: l’esercito israeliano spara sul corteo. Vittime e diversi feriti [3 novembre 2006] Two women have been killed as Israeli troops opened fire on a crowd of women gathered to help besieged gunmen flee a Gaza mosque, witnesses and doctors say. 11.03.2006 | BBC News “We risked our lives to free our sons” — Um Mohammed Beit Hanoun woman Non è stato trovato il plug-in per visualizzare il contenuto multimediale. Per scaricarlo


Learning the Lessons of the Holocaust

On Friday, November 3rd, 2006 in News.

By Fadi Yacoub, PNN, (Bethlehem) On Thursday the Palestine News Network spoke with source at the American Consulate in Jerusalem who wished to remain anonymous. The discussion regarded the US drug company that stopped selling cancer medication to Palestinians as part of the US-led blockade against the Hamas government. The Consulate spokesperson said that no US-linked cancer treatments will reach Palestinians until the blockade is lifted. At the beginning of October the Tel Aviv based US company alleged that it


Campus rallies in defense of White student traumatized after being called Black.

On Friday, November 3rd, 2006 in News.

By CAROLYN SALAZAR, STAFF WRITER MAHWAH – Student leaders at Ramapo College have scheduled an anti-hate rally for next week in response to recent incidents at the college. During the past week, anti-Semitic and anti-gay messages have been scrawled on a student’s vehicle and three dormitory rooms. Mahwah police are investigating. “I deplore this shameful and intolerable act and assure the community that we are trying to identify the perpetrator,” college President Peter Philip Mercer wrote in an e-mail message


…and this is the basement where ADL breaks the kneecaps of Israel's critics.

On Thursday, November 2nd, 2006 in News.

October 30, 2006 – New York – Diplomats from more than 50 countries will join leaders of the American Jewish Committee on Thursday, November 2, for the New York Chapter’s 17th annual tour of Jewish New York, and will be treated to special presentation by Dan Rather on AJC’s groundbreaking use of media to fight prejudice. U.N. ambassadors and other senior diplomats from China, Greece, India, Jordan, Mexico, and Turkey, as well as consuls general from Austria, Germany and the


Hitchens declares: "Mission Accomplished"

On Thursday, November 2nd, 2006 in News.

By Patrick Cockburn in Arbil, Northern Iraq Sunni insurgents have cut the roads linking the city to the rest of Iraq. The country is being partitioned as militiamen fight bloody battles for control of towns and villages north and south of the capital. As American and British political leaders argue over responsibility for the crisis in Iraq, the country has taken another lurch towards disintegration. Well-armed Sunni tribes now largely surround Baghdad and are fighting Shia militias to complete the



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