New technology v. TV censorship, Round 1

On Sunday, January 25th, 2009 in News.

Al-Jazeera coverage of Gaza widely watched 01.24.2009 | BaltimoreSun.com By Sun news service DOHA, Qatar American viewership of Al-Jazeera English rose drastically during the Israel-Hamas war, partly because the channel had what other networks didn’t: reporters inside Gaza. The station streamed video of Israel’s offensive against Hamas on the Internet and took advantage of online media such as the microblogging Web site Twitter to provide real-time updates. During the 22-day conflict that ended last weekend, the station’s Web video stream


Stop the presses: Kenneth Roth Discovers that Israel Lies!

On Saturday, January 24th, 2009 in News.

“The Incendiary IDF” 01.22.2009 | Human Rights Watch By Kenneth Roth The Israel Defense Forces use phosphorous shells–and forfeit credibility. Throughout the recent war in Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) insisted that it took extraordinary care to spare civilians. But it then prevented journalists and human rights monitors from entering Gaza during the conflict to independently verify this claim. Now that Human Rights Watch and other observers have been let in, it has become clear that hundreds of Palestinian


Chomsky on Gaza and Obama

On Saturday, January 24th, 2009 in News.

Noam Chomsky: Obama’s Stance on Gaza Crisis “Approximately the Bush Position” 01.23.2009 | Democracy NOW! By Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez In a visit to the State Department Thursday, President Obama made his first substantive comments on the Middle East conflict since Israel’s attack on Gaza. Obama first mentioned his commitment to Israel’s security, without affirming his commitment to Palestinian security. He condemned Palestinian rocket attacks on southern Israeli towns, but didn’t criticize the US-backed Israeli bombings of densely populated


Shulamit Aloni on Gaza

On Saturday, January 24th, 2009 in News.

A Gathering to Mourn and to Protest 01.18.2009 | Oasis of Peace Shulamit Aloni: Disgraced IDF no longer Israel’s “Defense Forces” January 17, 2009 – Jaffa: A standing-room-only audience of three hundred Israelis overflowed the auditorium at the Association for Jaffa Arabs on downtown Yefet Street yesterday, and loudspeakers were hastily set up for latecomers standing outside in the cold. Billed as “A Gathering to Protest and to Mourn,” the event came in response to the massive civilian deaths in


"We have been targeting 87 people in six countries for whom arrest warrants have already been sent out,… We will use universal jurisdiction" — could it be?

On Saturday, January 24th, 2009 in News.

Reports of mass arrests for Israeli war criminals 01.25.2009 | khabrein.info Berlin, Jan 25, IRNA – Dozens of arrests warrants have already been issued for Israeli war criminals, said the head of the Gaza Human Rights Center Raji Sourani in an exclusive interview with IRNA in Berlin on Saturday. “We have been targeting 87 people in six countries for whom arrest warrants have already been sent out,” the Palestinian lawyer added. “One of the strategic issues at the Center of


A reasonable statement by American Jews

On Saturday, January 24th, 2009 in News.

“AMERICAN JEWS OPPOSE ISRAELI POLICY IN GAZA” 01.21.2009 | RichardSilverstein.com “We Shall Not Be a Party to Their Counsel!” As human beings, we are shocked and appalled at the mass destruction unleashed by the State of Israel against the people of Gaza in its current military operation, following years of Israeli occupation, siege, and deprivation. As Americans, we protest the carte blanche given Israel by the US government to pursue a war of “national honor,” “restoring deterrence,” “destroying Hamas,” and


After the cataclysm

On Saturday, January 24th, 2009 in News.

Bowen diary: Rafah rebuilds 01.22.2009 | BBC By Jeremy Bowen BBC Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen is writing a diary of the conflict between Hamas and Israel. 22 JANUARY No diary yesterday because I was finally getting into Gaza. The word came from Cairo that the border was open, and amid the usual scenes of journalists trampling over their colleagues to get through the last few bureaucratic hoops – sometimes this trade is not very collegiate – we were in


"the IDF behaved according to its high moral values during Cast Lead" (Ehud Barak) — Truer words were never spoken

On Saturday, January 24th, 2009 in News.

Israel to approve aid for IDF officers accused of Gaza war crimes 01.23.2009 | Haaretz By Barak Ravid, Haaretz Correspondent and Haaretz Service The government is set to approve a bill Sunday to grant aid and support to Israel Defense Forces officers in cases where they face suits for alleged war crimes from Operation Cast Lead. The bill, titled “strengthening the IDF’s hand after Operation Cast Lead”, was put forward by Defense Minister Ehud Barak, and coordinated by the Ministry


Holocaust denial

On Saturday, January 24th, 2009 in News.

Gazan doctor says death toll inflated 01.22.2009 | Ynet By Ynet reporters Physician at Gaza’s Shifa Hospital tells Italian newspaper number of dead in Israeli offensive ‘stands at no more than 500 or 600, most of them youths recruited to Hamas’ ranks’. Senior Palestinian Health Ministry official denies claims, IDF estimate on 1,200 casualties in Strip remains unchanged What really is behind the numbers reported on the number of civilian casualties in the Gaza Strip? Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera


Finkelstein in Vancouver

On Saturday, January 24th, 2009 in News.

Resolving the Israel-Palestine Conflict 01.21.2009 | Workingtv.com Dr. Norman Finkelstein on “Resolving the Israel-Palestine Conflict”, Jan. 21, 2009, at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Sponsored by Solidarity for Palestine Human Rights ( SPHR ) and Colour Connected. 14 pixel transparent gif RT: 90 minutes approximately



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