Israel foils Hamas attempt to smuggle terrorists into Gaza

On Friday, April 9th, 2010 in News.

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Tuesday barred Rajmohan Gandhi, the grandson of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, from entering Gaza Strip. The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Tuesday barred Rajmohan Gandhi, the grandson of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, from entering Gaza Strip. Gandhi expressed absolute sorrow for not being able to visit Gaza, adding that he was deeply depressed over the scenes of repression he witnessed in the Palestinian lands. He said that the Israeli talk about a


Jewish Torah: Nazi SS knows it best

On Friday, April 9th, 2010 in News.

The laws of war – Israelis know them best By DOV PREMINGER 08/04/2010 IDC legal team beats 44 universities on expertise in international humanitarian laws dealing with combat rules. An Israeli team from the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, recently beat out 44 universities to take first place in the 2010 edition of the Jean-Pictet Competition on international humanitarian law. The week-long international competition, held between March 20-27 in Quebec, Canada, matched up teams from universities around the world to test their


Send in the clown

On Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 in News.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu knows that he is in deep trouble at the White House. This weekend he made an interesting effort to find ways into Barack Obama’s heart. The author Elie Wiesel, in Israel for the holiday, received a call from the Prime Minister’s Office asking that he meet urgently with Netanyahu. On Friday afternoon Wiesel arrived at Netanyahu’s Ceasarea home. Obama venerates Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate. He sees in him a role model for the


Get off your phony moral high horse

On Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Written by — Wednesday, 03 February 2010 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada has called for everyone to re-dedicate themselves to fighting antisemitism on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which takes place annually on Jan. 27, the date of the liberation of the Auschwitz. This year, marks the 65th anniversary of that liberation. “As we mark 65 years since Soviet troops liberated Auschwitz, the death camp where over one million people were mercilessly slaughtered, we must make sure that the history and


Interview in Arab newspaper

On Friday, April 2nd, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

• فوز الصدريّين أوّل ثمار بذرة حزب اللّه • قيمة «غولدستون» قد تبدّدها السلطة • عملية السلام باتت عملية استعمار أجرى الحوار نزار عبود يواصل المفكر الأميركي اليهودي المناهض للسياسات الإسرائيلية، نورمن فنكلستين، مشاكساته وفضح الجرائم الصهيونية وتعرية دولة الاحتلال. جولة أفق أجرتها معه «الأخبار» من منزله في نيويورك استبعد المفكّر الأميركي نورمان فنكلستين أن توجّه إسرائيل ضربة إلى إيران «لأن واشنطن لن تمنحها الضوء الأخضر لفعل ذلك»، ولأنّ إدارة الرئيس باراك أوباما «لن تستطيع تحمل نتائج الحرب من الناحيتين


In memory of a Mensch

On Friday, April 2nd, 2010 in News.

By Nathaniel Popper Raul Hilberg was known for cultivating enemies. During faculty meetings at the University of Vermont, where he was a professor of political science from 1956 to 1991, the renowned historian of the Holocaust would unfailingly denounce the consensus position, whether it concerned faculty appointments or vacation policy. “He was an intensely stubborn and contrary person,” one of his old colleagues told me. In The Politics of Memory, an autobiography published in 1996, Hilberg dedicated a chapter to


The latest on Allan Nairn v. Indonesian murderers (II)

On Thursday, April 1st, 2010 in News.

Indonesian Army May Sue US Journalist Over Murder Allegations Text of report in English by Indonesian government-owned news agency Antara website [Unattributed article: ‘TNI seeking to sue American journalist’] The Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) intends to sue an American journalist for tarnishing its image by stating that the Army’s Special Forces Command (Kopassus) was involved in political murders in the run-up to the 2009 general elections in Aceh. “We have been coordinating with other relevant agencies such as the Ministry


The latest on Allan Nairn v. Indonesian murderers

On Thursday, April 1st, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

As I was making my way to their studio for our agreed live interview on Indonesian armed forces (TNI) assassinations, I received a call with the news that TV One, the Indonesian national news channel, had canceled my appearance due to pressure from Kopassus. Kopassus, the army’s special forces is one of the units which I reported has been involved in the assassination of political activists in Aceh. President Obama reportedly wants to boost US aid to Kopassus, and my


More on Allan Nairn v. Indonesia

On Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 in News.

by Damien Kingsbury American journalist Allan Nairn’s game of cat and mouse with the Indonesian military is a brave attempt to show that it continues to represent the greatest challenge to Indonesia’s process of reform and democratisation. It is also one that could well see him spending time – potentially up to six years – in an Indonesian prison. Nairn recently detailed how the Indonesian military’s special forces, Kopassus, continued to be involved in illegal activities, including murdering civilians. His



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