Revealing contrast

On Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 in News.

Leftist jailed for 1 month for assaulting police in West Bank By Chaim Levinson, Haaretz Correspondent The Jerusalem Magistrate Court on Wednesday sentenced left-wing activist Ezra Nawi to one month in prison, after convicting him of assaulting police officers during the 2007 evacuation of illegal Palestinian caravans in the southern Hebron Hills. “Ideology is ideology, but this trial is not about ideology,” said Judge Eilata Ziskind. “Wild behavior from the right or the left is inconceivable, even if the goal


Last time we went like lambs to slaughter. This time we get to slaughter the lambs.

On Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 in News.

Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz on Sunday accused the United Nations Human Rights Council of anti-Semitism, after the UN body endorsed a damning report on Israel’s winter Gaza offensive. Click here for more on the Goldstone commission report on the Gaza conflict “This is an anti-Semitic attempt to decide that what is allowed for the United States in Afghanistan, Russia in Chechnya and Turkey in north Iraq isn’t allowed for Israel, a state that is trying to defend itself from the


Israel demands law of war be revised to allow massacres of defenseless populations

On Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 in News.

JERUSALEM (AFP) – Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed his government on Tuesday to draw up proposals to amend the international laws of war after a damning UN report on its war in Gaza. The security cabinet did not, however, discuss calls made by ministers for an internal investigation into the 22-day offensive at the turn of the year that killed some 1,400 Palestinians and 13 Israelis, an official told AFP. “The prime minister instructed the relevant government bodies to


Wherever and whenever there is a buck to be made I must do something to honor the memory of the money I lost to Madoff. Am I living in fear? I must alleviate my bank account. If there's a gullible audience, the show must go on.

On Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 in News.

By KATHY ROUTLIFFE Staff Writer Do not expect to leave the newly opened Illinois Holocaust Museum & Educational Center knowing what caused the Holocaust, Elie Wiesel told 12,000 people Sunday afternoon in Skokie, at the center’s official opening. “Don’t say, ‘Now we know,’” the author, Nobel laureate and survivor cautioned. “I pray you don’t know.” Wiesel’s novel Night chronicled his youthful journey through the death camps, including Auschwitz-Birkenau and Buchenwald. The journalist and human rights activist, who lost his parents


Embedded reporter (and former student) tells it like it was

On Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict, Video.

Dear Professor Finkelstein, When we first heard that former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert was coming to the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy, about 30 of us Palestinian activists (mainly students) RSVP’d. We arrived at the event. They checked our names off and gave us pink wristbands to go in. But once you were in, no re-entry was allowed. So we stayed in the lobby and waited for other activists. We all gathered together and planned out what


The Autograph

On Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 in News.

Full Interview here on PressTV: Autograph Interview


Petition Worth Signing

On Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 in News.

Open Letter to Obama: If you are serious about forging peace, then support Palestinian non-violent activism


Leading International Jurist on Goldstone Report

On Saturday, October 17th, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By Antonio Cassese Published: October 14 2009 03:00 | Last updated: October 14 2009 03:00 Today the United Nations Security Council will discuss the Middle East and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Top of the agenda will be the critically important UN report by Justice Richard Goldstone on Israel’s invasion of the Gaza Strip at the turn of the year. The report presents evidence that both Israel and Palestinian armed groups committed serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law during


Dispatch from Palestine (Kieron Monks)

On Saturday, October 17th, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Farming in the villages around Nablus has become a perilous task of late. Each year vandals from nearby settlements plague the olive farmers, destroying their trees and attacking workers. In the village of Burin, we saw evidence of a more sinister trend. Issam Shedahah, 39, is a long time resident of Burin and it has cost him dear. We are looking at the burnt out husk of his car, torched the previous night by the settlers of Itzhar. “This is


You can run but you can't hide

On Saturday, October 17th, 2009 in News, Video.

Maureen Clare Murphy, The Electronic Intifada, 16 October 2009 Approximately 30 activists — mainly students from area universities — disrupted a lecture given in Chicago by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert yesterday which was hosted by the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy. While Olmert’s speech was disrupted inside the lecture hall, approximately 150 activists protested outside the hall in the freezing rain. Protesters inside the hall read off the names of Palestinian children killed during Israel’s



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