By Robert Fisk The BBC Trust’s report on Jeremy Bowen’s dispatches from the Middle East is pusillanimous, cowardly, outrageous, factually wrong and ethically dishonest. But I am mincing my words. The trust – how I love that word which so dishonours everything about the BBC – has collapsed, in the most shameful way, against the usual Israeli lobbyists who have claimed – against all the facts – that Bowen was wrong to tell the truth. Let’s go step by step
By Gideon Levy The 18th Knesset is different from all its predecessors. It is the first that does not have a Jewish MK whose guiding principle is the struggle against the occupation. Since the 7th Knesset, the first to be elected after the Six-Day War, we have not had a parliament like this one, devoid of Jewish anti-occupation activists. As such, the new Knesset precisely reflects the popular zeitgeist, in which the occupation is completely missing from the national agenda,
By Danny Adino Ababa “Niggers don’t expel Jews! This isn’t what we brought you to Israel for!” are just some of the degrading slurs Border Guard officers reported hearing from masked settlers. During the violent clashes between Israeli forces and settlers in Hebron on Tuesday “a bunch of veiled people started yelling at us: Who are you to expel us from our home? An Ethiopian does not expel a Jew! A nigger does not expel a Jew!” one Border Guard
By Clive McFarlane Norman Finkelstein is an author and a scholar on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Born to parents who survived the Nazi Holocaust, he believes many self-identified survivors are fakes and that the Holocaust is being exploited for political and economic gains. It is understandable why Clark University Students for Palestinian Rights would invite Mr. Finkelstein to give a speech April 23 at Clark titled “The Gaza Massacre,” and why members of Clark’s Jewish organization, Hillel, would object to Mr.
By Somer Wiggins Hundreds of red, orange and pink flags lined the HUB lawn Tuesday, representing the Palestinian and Israeli causalities of the bombings in the Gaza Strip. Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) members were outside at 8 a.m. to plant the flags and raise awareness for the issue. “We are here to spread awareness of the occupied Palestinian territory,” said Shadi Ghrayeb (graduate student-engineering). During the 22-day conflict this past winter, 1,434 Palestinians — 409 women and children
By Haaretz Service Thirty American victims of Hezbollah terror attacks have filed civil action in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., against the government of North Korea. The plaintiffs, injured by Hezbollah rockets fired into northern Israel during the Second Lebanon War in 2006, allege that North Korea aided the militant group by training senior Hezbollah leaders and by providing networks of underground storage bunkers meant to house Katyusha rocket launchers. The suit, which names Hezbollah as a defendant,
By Matthew Miller EAST LANSING – Michigan State University announced last week that retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu would give this year’s commencement address. Two days later, the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish advocacy organization, filed a protest. In a letter to Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon, two ADL officials wrote that Tutu, whose opposition to apartheid in the 1980s won him the Nobel Peace Prize, had made statements about Israel that “conveyed outright bigotry against … the
By The EEOC – Equal Employment Opportunity Campaign “We had little or no expectations of her; she is after all a woman of color.” A tenured professor in Ithaca College’s Sociology Department included the above statement in an email he wrote to the Sociology Tenure and Promotion Committee at Ithaca College in 2005. The woman to whom he was referring to is Margo Ramlal-Nankoe, an assistant professor seeking tenure in Ithaca College’s Sociology Department. This email is about Margo’s struggle