Finkelstein in Bahrain

On Monday, January 26th, 2009 in News.

Arab solidarity on Gaza urged 01.26.2009 | gulf-daily-news.com By TOM HANRATTY THERE is more solidarity with the people of Gaza in South America than there is in neighbouring Arab states, according to American-Jewish political scientist Dr Norman Finkelstein. He described the Arab world’s response to Israel’s assault on Gaza as “a total disgrace” and even “funny”, shortly after arriving in Bahrain to deliver a series of lectures. “The reaction from the Arab world was a total disgrace, a disgrace to


Finkelstein in the Netherlands

On Monday, January 26th, 2009 in News.

Interview with Norman Finkelstein 11.22.2008 | Google Video By Atticus Mullikin – atticusink.com This is an interview conducted by Atticus Mullikin of Norman Finkelstein in Maastricht. Finkelstein suggests that the Israel-Palestine conflict is among the least controversial in the contemporary world. He argues that a consensus exists among historians on the past, among human rights organizations on the present and among the legal-diplomatic community on the future and how to resolve the conflict. In the second part of the lecture


Charles Glass on Gaza: worth taking the time to read

On Monday, January 26th, 2009 in News.

“The Ordeals of Gaza” 01.22.2009 | Lecture at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London By Charles Glass Israeli military spokesmen, justifying their army’s assault on the Gaza Strip, said the war was about Sderot. In a way, they were right. It is about Sderot. In 1948, where Sderot houses Israeli Jews today, there was a village called Najd — Arabic for a high plateau. It was home to about seven hundred people, most of them small farmers.


Israelis to get Purple Heart of Courage

On Monday, January 26th, 2009 in News.

Israeli troops killed Gaza children carrying white flag, witnesses say 01.27.2009 | McClatchydc.com By Dion Nissenbaum | McClatchy Newspapers EZBT ABED RABBO, Gaza Strip — Nasser Abu Freeh was one of the first to see the Israeli soldiers as they entered this pastoral Gaza neighborhood overlooking the Israeli border on Jan. 3, hours after the Israeli government ordered the first ground forces into Gaza. Abu Freeh’s two-story hilltop home is a favorite spot for Israeli soldiers, who used it as


Sara Roy: "I would urge you to write 60 Minutes thanking them and B Simon"

On Monday, January 26th, 2009 in News.

Time Running Out For A Two-State Solution 01.25.2009 | cbsnews.com 60 Minutes: Growing Number Of Israelis, Palestinians Say Two-State Solution Is No Longer Possible Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 22:42:41 -0500 From: sroy{at}fas.harvard.edu Subject: 60 Minutes story on the end of the two-state solution Dear List, I hope you saw the piece by Bob Simon tonight on 60 Minutes. It was really excellent and one of the most powerful statements against Israeli policy in the West Bank that I’ve seen


"the Israeli government operated the most draconian press controls in the history of modern warfare during its offensive on Gaza… The country has been compared to the likes of China, Zimbabwe and Burma in the way it blocked efforts to report the humanitarian crisis in Gaza."

On Sunday, January 25th, 2009 in News.

Waghorn: ‘They kept us out of Gaza and Israeli officials spun the war’ 01.25.2009 | The Independent By Dominic Waghorn Frustrated in his effort to cover the conflict, Dominic Waghorn says the press controls backfired For three and a half weeks I have covered a war, if we can call it that, from a distance – for much of the time standing on a van. I did so because the Israeli government operated the most draconian press controls in the


Israeli youth refuse to serve in the IDF

On Sunday, January 25th, 2009 in News.

Truth from Israel Americans aren’t supposed to know this 01.25.2009 | brasschecktv.com Contrary to Israeli war party propaganda in the US, not all Jews and not all Israelis support Israel’s Nazi-like conduct in the Occupied Territories. This simple fact is probably the single most censored piece of news in the United States. Here are some young people heading to prison because they won’t join the genocide. You can support these brave kids here: Write: http://december18th.org One of their stories… Name:


Purity of arms in action

On Sunday, January 25th, 2009 in News.

GAZA CRISIS – PHOTO GALLERY JANUARY 2009 01.25.2009 [?] | UNRWA An UNRWA school in Beit Lahiya suffered a direct hit from IDF fire on 17 January Photographs by Mohammed Abed/AFP and agencies The aftermath of the shelling of Beit Lahiya school Photographs by Mohammed Abed/AFP and agencies UNRWA food distribution in Gaza 16th & 17th January UNRWA warehouses burning in Gaza 15th January UNRWA turns schools in to emergency shelters 11th January West Bank staff pack Gaza aid 10th


The truth

On Sunday, January 25th, 2009 in News.

GAZA WAR SUMMARY 01.23.2009 | Ynet By B. Michael Despite widespread praise, B. Michael unimpressed with military’s performance in Gaza Did the army draw lessons from its past performance? Unclear. The praise being lavished on the IDF still requires verification. This army participated in two wars: In Lebanon it was fired at and it emerged out of it by the skin of its teeth. In Gaza it was almost not fired at, and it immediately “won.” Therefore, the only learned


Change you CAN'T believe in

On Sunday, January 25th, 2009 in News.

The Torture Ban that Doesn’t Ban Torture: Obama’s Rules Keep It Intact, and Could Even Accord With an Increase in US-Sponsored Torture Worldwide. 01.24.2009 | AllanNairn.com By Allan Nairn If you’re lying on the slab still breathing, with your torturer hanging over you, you don’t much care if he is an American or a mere United States – sponsored trainee. When President Obama declared flatly this week that “the United States will not torture” many people wrongly believed that he’d



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