Nice neighbors

On Thursday, August 24th, 2006 in News.

As you might know, the Israeli Occupation Forces started to telephone some householders informing them to evacuate there houses to be destroyed later. Two days ago somebody received a phone call from unknown number informing him that the speaker is an officer from the Israeli Intelligence service, and you have 24 hours to evict your house and you have to inform( x) and Raeed also has to do the same. End of conversation. The last mentioned is living in front


Rabbinical Dershowitzes

On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006 in News, Uncategorized.

Editor’s note: For Dershowitz’ advocacy of Nazi-style tactics see Should Alan Dershowitz Target Himself for Assassination? with endnotes. MATTHEW WAGNER The Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) has called on Israel to reevaluate its military rules of war in light of Hizbullah’s “unconscionable use of civilians, hospitals, ambulances, mosques and the like as human shields, cannon fodder and weapons of asymmetric warfare.” The RCA made the statement at the end of a three-day solidarity mission last week in conjunction with Emunah,


Astoria, Queens NYPD overreacting about Sat., August 26th march against Israeli Aggression

On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006 in News.

Update from organizers: “they’re playing tough, but we finally got all the necessary permits for march, rally at the park, sound, etc…” justiceME@gmail.com Note: There is a lot of fear mongering from the local NYPD precinct in astoria [114th Precint] about shutting down this march — organizers have asked for people to come with video cameras — the more the better — they are in need of support End Israeli Aggression Against Lebanon and Palestine NOW Israeli attacks and occupation


Those damn fringes

On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006 in News, Video.

“Jewish Community Relations Council, You Do Not Speak For Us!” POSTED: 4:05 pm PDT August 22, 2006 | KTVU.com / Bay City News SAN FRANCISCO — Police arrested 14 men and women Tuesday after they blocked the doors of the Jewish Community Federation in downtown San Francisco in protest of U.S. involvement in Middle East conflicts. Bound together by ropes and metal tubing, six of the protesters sat directly in front of the building’s glass doors, which had been covered


A Nation of Kidnappers

On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006 in News.

Reference: 95/2006 Date: 22/8/2006 Press Release Following a spate of earlier kidnappings, on 20 August the IOF kidnapped Dr. Mahmoud Al Ramhi, Secretary of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), just one day after the kidnapping of the Palestinian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Dr. Naser El-Din El-Sha’er, which took place at 4:30am. Further, two weeks ago, on 5 August at approximately 21:30, the IOF kidnapped the Palestinian parliamentary speaker, Dr Aziz Dweik. This kidnapping is the fourth of


Amnesty: Israel committed war crimes

On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006 in News.

EXCERPT: “Israel’s assertion that the attacks on the infrastructure were lawful is manifestly wrong. Many of the violations identified in our report are war crimes, including indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks. The evidence strongly suggests that the extensive destruction of power and water plants, as well as the transport infrastructure vital for food and other humanitarian relief, was deliberate and an integral part of a military strategy,” said Kate Gilmore, Executive Deputy Secretary General of Amnesty International. The Israeli government has


10,000 Kidnapped Palestinians

On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006 in News.

By Amira Hass On Jerusalem’s Jabotinsky Street, opposite the President’s Residence, a medium-sized plaque is fixed on a locked gate, enclosing a broad building and a lovely garden: “This building was the location of the British Mandate Government’s High Military Court, which held the trials of the Hebrew resistance fighters from the Haganah, Etzel and Lehi.” The sign bears the emblems of the Jerusalem municipality and the three resistance organizations. It further notes: “The resistance fighters refused to acknowledge the


Long Live the Spirit of the Sixties

On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006 in News.

Photos and info on the Philly banner drop, NYC demo: http://jewishconscience.blogspot.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 22 Contact: phillysolidarity@gmail.com Philadelphia Jews Stand Against Israel’s War Crimes Activists Hang Banners Calling for an End to U.S. Military Aid to Israel PHILADELPHIA BRIDGES Three banners were unfurled during this morning’s rush hour from bridges across Philadelphia saying: “U.S. Jews Say: Israel, Stop Killing Civilians,” “U.S. Jews Stand Against Israel’s War Crimes,” and “U.S. Jews Say: End U.S. Military $ to Israel.” The


ADL Honors Israel's Sensitivity to Environment

On Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006 in News.

By Hugh Sykes The conflict in Lebanon has caused devastating damage to the local economy and environment of the ancient port of Byblos. Byblos was not bombed, but it has been deeply damaged by the Israel-Hezbollah war. The harbour and the rocks and the beaches of Byblos are disfigured with oil. It spread up the coast in a thick slick after the Israelis attacked storage tanks at the Jiyyeh power station south of Beirut. Berj Hatjian, the senior civil servant


Surgical strikers in need of brain surgery

On Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006 in News.

By Gideon Levy It’s hot, very hot, in the Gaza Strip. But over the last two months, ever since Israel bombed the new power station in the center of the Strip, the heat has become unbearable. The bombing has disrupted the supply of electricity to some 1.5 million residents; food in refrigerators goes bad, the patients in the hospitals groan, industry and work are paralyzed, traffic is gridlocked and there is a severe water shortage. On the night of June



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