What we MUST do!

On Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict, What We Can Do.

Our research team recently found evidence of U.S.-made weapons in Gaza, including the misuse of white phosphorus munitions. Dear Ali, A new report released just hours ago reveals that U.S.-made white phosphorus artillery shells among other U.S. weapons were found throughout Gaza. When white phosphorus munitions are used in densely-populated civilian areas as Israel has, it violates international humanitarian law’s prohibition on indiscriminate attacks and amounts to a war crime. In light of this new finding, we are urging Secretary

Dr. Al-Arian Case: Some good news

On Monday, February 23rd, 2009 in News.

Dr. Al-Arian’s Saga Enters Its 7th Year February 20, 2009 – Alexandria, VA – At a pre-trial hearing today, federal judge Leonie Brinkema denied a government motion requesting her to reconsider a previous ruling. At the last hearing, Judge Brinkema ruled that the government must provide information to the defense and the court regarding the original 2006 plea negotiations between the Department of Justice and Dr. Al-Arian’s attorneys. This latest hearing in Dr. Al-Arian’s criminal contempt case marked the sixth

Gideon Levy On Waltzing Lies

On Monday, February 23rd, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By Gideon Levy, Haaretz Correspondent Everyone now has his fingers crossed for Ari Folman and all the creative artists behind “Waltz with Bashir” to win the Oscar on Sunday. A first Israeli Oscar? Why not? However, it must also be noted that the film is infuriating, disturbing, outrageous and deceptive. It deserves an Oscar for the illustrations and animation – but a badge of shame for its message. It was not by accident that when he won the Golden Globe,

Mystery surrounds influx of Russian prostitutes to London on 16-17 February; One overheard saying, "The foreign minister loves it when I pretend to be a concentration camp guard"

On Saturday, February 21st, 2009 in News.

February 17, 2009 — New York — An AJC delegation participated in The London Conference on Combating Anti-Semitism. The conference, held February 16-17, was organized and hosted by the Inter-parliamentary Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism, and co-hosted by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the UK-based Community Security Trust. More than 125 parliamentarians from around the world, and 75 nongovernmental experts, gathered for intensive discussions on the growing global threat of antisemitism. “What was most striking in the deliberations was

Germany to feature Hitler in swimming trunks to soften its image

On Saturday, February 21st, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By Aluf Benn Tzipi Livni is the most famous Israeli woman in the world, according to the number of hits on Google, and Bar Refaeli is second. During a week in which Livni was nearly elected prime minister, Refaeli appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, an Oscar for supermodels. Her photo in a bikini was put on an airliner and the Israeli media were thrilled that another of ours had made it big abroad. Refaeli presents

The times they are a-changin'

On Saturday, February 21st, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict, What We Can Do.

Successes We, the students of New York University, declare the successes of this occupation. The administration demonstrated their steadfast commitment to disregard for its students. There was no single attempt to negotiate with the students. The administration disingenuously presented the students with negotiation, which the students readily accepted. Once in the negotiation room, the administration revealed it had lied to us in order to remove us from the room. Their intent was never to negotiate, but instead to remove negotiators

No more shooting fish in a barrel

On Friday, February 20th, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By Reuters In his first remarks on Israel’s recent elections, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Monday warned that Jerusalem’s incoming government would be defeated in Lebanon just as its predecessors were. “The good news is that Israel has become more candid and more clearer,” Nasrallah said, in reference to the success of hawkish Yisrael Beiteinu Chairman Avigdor Lieberman. Addressing his supporters via video, Nasrallah urged them “not to let [the election results] frighten you, because whoever comes to frighten us,

Say No to Israeli PR Gimmicks!

On Friday, February 20th, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Quite extraordinarily, the Science Museum in London and the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry have both been made available (on 3 and 5 March respectively) for an event called “Israel Day of Science”. The museums argue they are not sponsoring the event, but have merely hired out their premises. This subtle distinction is unlikely to be appreciated by the many thousands of all ages and faiths who have repeatedly taken to the streets round the country to protest against

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