Another Jewish Mets Fan Against the War

On Tuesday, August 29th, 2006 in News.

Photos from Saturday, August 26 march in Astoria, Queens by Mike GW, NYC Indymedia, Stanley W. Rogouski, NYC Indymedia and Ula Kuras, NYC Indymedia:

Nasrallah: an autobiographical sketch

On Tuesday, August 29th, 2006 in News.

OSC Translated Text My father Abdulkarim used to sell fruit and vegetables; my brothers would help him. When my father’s financial status improved, he opened a small grocery store in the neighborhood, and I would go there to help him usually. We had a picture of Imam Musa al-Sadr hanging on the wall of the store. I would sit on a chair in front of the picture and stare at it. I wished that I would become like him one

Nazis urge Hitler to shut down anti-Semitic web site

On Tuesday, August 29th, 2006 in News.

By Yossi Melman The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is urging the United States government to disconnect an Iranian news site from American Internet servers, charging that the site has ties to terrorist organizations. The allegation is based on a report published by Haaretz last month. According to the Haaretz report, the site, Baztab, published details about a month ago of what it termed “an interrogation” of the two Israeli soldiers kidnapped by Hezbollah on July 12. Baztab’s report

Another day, another genocide

On Tuesday, August 29th, 2006 in News.

By The Associated Press The UN’s World Food Program warned Monday that Gaza was facing a rapidly escalating crisis as a result of Israel’s two-month-old offensive there. “Industries which were once the backbone of Gaza’s economy and food system ,such as the agriculture and fishing industries, are suffocated by the current situation and risk losing all viability,” said Arnold Vercken, the local WFP director. The crisis has left 70 percent of Gaza’s population lacking food and forced the WFP to

Another lyrical rendering from Bishara

On Monday, August 28th, 2006 in News.

By Azmi Bishara Following their “failure” in Lebanon, Israel’s politicians are sharpening their knives. The domestic political fallout may well be bloody, but it will miss the real targets, writes Azmi Bishara Journalist: When the war started, you said that Nasrallah would remember the name of Amir Peretz for years to come. Peretz: Who’s Amir Peretz? The mock interview, above, reflects how the Israeli minister of defence spoke at the outset of the war. Peretz epitomises the crisis inside the

While Gaza "terrorists" release Fox news reporters in good health…

On Monday, August 28th, 2006 in News.

GAZA CITY, Gaza (AP) — Israeli aircraft fired two missiles early Sunday at an armored car belonging to the Reuters news agency, wounding five people, including two cameramen, Palestinian witnesses and hospital officials said. The Israeli army said it did not realize the car’s passengers were journalists and only attacked because the vehicle was driving in a suspicious manner near Israeli troops in the middle of a combat zone. The airstrike on the journalists’ car came as Israeli soldiers backed

Gideon Levy: Excellent

On Monday, August 28th, 2006 in News.

By Gideon Levy “The candle kids” grew up and became the “protest movement” of this war. The confused youth who sat crying with their guitars and candles in the city square in Tel Aviv after Rabin’s assassination are now sitting in the Rose Garden opposite the Prime Minister’s Office, no less confused, and seemingly protesting against the war – of course only after it ended. Just as it was impossible to know what the candle kids wanted, it is difficult

Avnery, right again

On Monday, August 28th, 2006 in News.

America’s Rottweiler By URI AVNERY In his latest speech, which infuriated so many people, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad uttered a sentence that deserves attention: “Every new Arab generation hates Israel more than the previous one.” Of all that has been said about the Second Lebanon War, these are perhaps the most important words. The main product of this war is hatred. The pictures of death and destruction in Lebanon entered every Arab home, indeed every Muslim home, from Indonesia to

Pity the Ubermenschen, Part 2

On Monday, August 28th, 2006 in News.

HUNDREDS of feet below ground in the command bunker of the Israeli air force in Tel Aviv, a crowd of officers gathered to monitor the first day of the war against Hezbollah. It was July 12 and air force jets were about to attack Hezbollah’s military nerve centre in southern Beirut. Among the officers smoking tensely as they waited for news, was Lieutenant-General Dan Halutz, 58, a daring fighter pilot in the 1973 Arab-Israeli war who had become chief of

Those terrible, terrible terrorists (We should be so lucky)

On Sunday, August 27th, 2006 in News.

By Robert Fisk Hizbollah has trumped both the UN army and the Lebanese government by pouring hundreds of millions of dollars – most of it almost certainly from Iran – into the wreckage of southern Lebanon and Beirut’s destroyed southern suburbs. Its massive new reconstruction effort – free of charge to all those Lebanese whose homes were destroyed or damaged in Israel’s ferocious five-week assault on the country – has won the loyalty of even the most disaffected members of

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