From a correspondent

On Friday, June 4th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

06.01.2010 06.02.2010 Mr Finkelstein, Dear Norm, As a soldier who served in Iraq, winning there a medal for valor, as a Jew, and as a person who grew up in Tel Aviv, I have to say that you are dangerous, dishonest, and your opinions border on treason. As a human being who is trying to serve humanity, never winning any medals, as a humanist, and as a person who grew up in West Asia (they even try to take away


New Cracks in the Wall (II)

On Friday, June 4th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Washington – Democratic Congressman Barney Frank had “harsh words” for Israel in an interview with the Boston Herald, the paper reported Wednesday. Frank commented that “as a Jew” he is “ashamed that there would be Jews that would engage in that kind of victimization of a minority,” in reference to Israeli treatment of the Palestinians. Israeli officials and pro-Israel Jewish groups in the US have responded to outrage over Monday’s high-seas raid that killed at least nine, by saying Israeli


New Cracks in the Wall (I)

On Friday, June 4th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

It’s been one lie after another in the US media about the Israeli attack on the Gaza-bound relief flotilla.  No matter that the Israeli media views the whole incident as a debacle for Israel , in this country the Israel-can-do-no-wrong crowd is on overdrive defending the operation.  As usual, facts don’t matter to them. Except they do. The first thing you need to know about the Gaza flotilla disaster is that the intention of the activists on board the ships


At least now we know where the marbles on the Turkish ship came from

On Friday, June 4th, 2010 in News.

VP Biden tells Charlie Rose that the Israel Navy might not have needed to drop commandos onto the Gaza-bound ship, but insists that Israel is entitled to defend its security. By Natasha Mozgovaya Tags: Joe Biden Gaza flotilla U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday defended Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip and its decision to intercept the pro-Palestinian flotilla bringing humanitarian aid to the coastal territory, though he did not go so far as to defend the Israel Navy


Of course they were asking for it

On Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

It’s time the Israeli government’s PR team made the most of its talents, and became available for hire. Then whenever a nutcase marched into a shopping mall in somewhere like Wisconsin and gunned down a selection of passers-by, they could be on hand to tell the world’s press “The gunman regrets the loss of life but did all he could to avoid violence.” Then various governments would issue statements saying “All we know is a man went berserk with an


Brick by brick, this policy is coming apart

On Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Nothing has done more to establish Israel’s status as a pariah state among its neighbours than the actions of its armed forces If an armed group of Somali pirates had yesterday boarded six vessels on the high seas, killing at least 10 passengers and injuring many more, a Nato taskforce would today be heading for the Somali coast. What happened yesterday in international waters off the coast of Gaza was the work of Israeli commandos, not pirates, and no Nato


A country over the cliff

On Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 in News.

Hi all, I got this from a friend, Ran, who studies at Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva (south of Israel). It’s a demo organized by students SUPPORTING the flotilla slaughter. In local terms, these are not even really right wing students we’re talking about here, just the political centre of the Israeli society. Demos like these were held all over the country since yesterday (I saw several of them myself). I talked to Ran earlier today, and he says



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