Pro-Israel Rally Attended by Big-Time NY Dems Descends into Calls for ‘Wiping Out’ Palestinians 01.13.2009 | AlterNet By Max Blumenthal Attendants of a rally joined by Sen. Chuck Schumer and Gov. David Paterson in support of Israel’s attacks on Gaza went far beyond the pale. Watch Max Blumenthal’s exlusive video of the rally on the right-hand side of the screen. On January 11, an estimated 10,000 people rallied in front of the Israeli consulate in midtown New York in support
Israel makes pianist feel ‘ashamed of being a Jew’ 01.09.2009 | The Province By Canwest News Service Toronto — Physicist Ursula Franklin and concert pianist Anton Kuerti were among Jewish Canadians speaking out yesterday against Israel’s attack on Gaza. They said the bombing of the Palestinian population was a “horrendous” assault and called for an immediate ceasefire and a lifting of the blockade. “Israel’s behaviour makes me ashamed of being a Jew, and Canada’s servile support of the United States’
Dear President-elect Obama 01.12.2009 | The Daily Star | Listen to the Article via Dixerit.com Open Letter Editor’s note: The following is a letter addressed to US President-elect Barack Obama calling for the United States to change its policies vis-a-vis the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, especially in light of Israel’s current onslaught against the Gaza Strip. It was signed by more than 900 academics, most of them based in the United States, and made available to The Daily Star by the campaign’s
Things one sees from The Hague 01.12.2009 | Haaretz By Gideon Levy When the cannons eventually fall silent, the time for questions and investigations will be upon us. The mushroom clouds of smoke and dust will dissipate in the pitch-black sky; the fervor, desensitization and en masse jump on the bandwagon will be forever forgotten and perhaps we will view a clear picture of Gaza in all its grimness. Then we will see the scope of the killing and destruction,
Birthright nails down tycoon Adelson’s $20m pledge for youth trips 01.13.2009 | Haaretz By Anthony Weiss, The Forward Birthright Israel, one of the most prominent identity organizations for young Jews, has worked out a deal with its largest donor to confirm a $20 million pledge that had been in question for the coming year. Officials at Birthright Israel, which sends young Jews on free trips to Israel, say that the organization has made an arrangement with casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson
International Law Seldom Newsworthy in Gaza War Israeli justifications often cited uncritically 01.12.2009 | Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting By FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Isabel Macdonald 212-633-6700×310 firstname.lastname@example.org JANUARY 13–Israel’s war in Gaza, which has killed over 900 Palestinians–many of them civilians—has raised serious concerns amongst international human rights groups about violations of international law. Yet, as a new release from the national media watch group FAIR documents, questions of legality are almost entirely off the table in the U.S.
Israel using Gaza as ‘test laboratory’ for new weapon: medics 01.12.2009 | AFP OSLO (AFP) – Israel is testing a new “extremely nasty” type of weapon in Gaza, two medics charged as they returned home to Norway Monday after spending 10 days working at a hospital in the war-torn Palestinian territory. “There’s a very strong suspicion I think that Gaza is now being used as a test laboratory for new weapons,” Mads Gilbert told reporters at Oslo’s Gardermoen airport, commenting