Elders of Zion to Meet in Brussels Graveyard

On Saturday, September 23rd, 2006 in News.

by Staff Writer A gala event in Brussels next week will celebrate the creation of a new pro-Israel lobby in Europe, similar to the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) operating in the United States. The organization, “European Friends of Israel,” already has 150 members from the European Parliament. The body is backed financially by Jewish businessmen. Lobby members decided to make their activities as a pan-European lobby official and to network Israel supporters among members of the European Parliament

Poodle Politics

On Thursday, September 21st, 2006 in News.

by David Wearing [a shortened version of this article has been published on the English language website of Le Monde Diplomatique – available to subscribers only] Whilst Israel’s close relationship with the US is well known, and has long been the focus of debate, no comprehensive discussion of the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war should allow the role of the British government to pass without comment. London was accused of “standing back and doing nothing” during the conflict. But on the contrary,

Al Capone is Back, But Where is Eliot Ness?

On Wednesday, September 20th, 2006 in News.

Israeli troops have raided a bank and the offices of money-changers in West Bank towns, confiscating funds they say were intended to fund militants. The army said it seized almost $1.5m (£0.8m) in raids on premises in Nablus, Jenin, Tulkarm and Ramallah. The money had mostly come from Syria and Iran and was intended for Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants, the army said. Palestinian sources have said that millions of dollars, documents and files were “stolen” in the raids. At

Yale Offers First Ever Interdisciplinary Program in Jewish Navel-Contemplation: a triple-major in Judaic Studies, The Holocaust, and Anti-Semitism. Course offerings include: Why are the Ivy Leagues only 95% Jewish? Why didn't Hollywood produce a film on the Holocaust last week? Why are the major media ignoring anti-Semitic graffiti in a Burundi parking lot?

On Wednesday, September 20th, 2006 in News.

By The Associated Press Citing growing anti-Semitism around the world, Yale University said Tuesday it has created the first university-based center in North America dedicated to the study of the subject. The Yale Initiative for Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism will provide a forum for scholars to research contemporary causes of anti-Semitism and ways to combat it, said Charles Small, the center’s director. The center plans to offer courses, conferences and seminars, but it is too soon to say whether there

The most humane army in the world

On Tuesday, September 19th, 2006 in News.

By Donald Macintyre In Rafah Nayef Abu Snaima says his 14-year-old cousin Jihad had been sitting on the edge of an olive grove talking animatedly to him about what he would do when he grew up when he was killed instantly by an Israeli shell. He says he clearly saw a bright flash next to the control tower of the disused Gaza international airport, occupied by Israeli forces after Cpl Gilad Shalit was seized by militants on 25 June. “I

Mafia Lobbies to Choose Next Pope

On Tuesday, September 19th, 2006 in News.

By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 (JTA) — As the U.N. General Assembly opens, diplomats vying to be the world’s top peacekeeper are taking the time to consult with a group that has emerged as a critical constituency: American Jewish leaders. At least three of the favored candidates to replace Kofi Annan as U.N. secretary-general have met in recent months with leaders of the U.S. Jewish groups that routinely deal with the United Nations, JTA has learned. “It’s a recognition

RNP interview with Finkelstein

On Sunday, September 17th, 2006 in News.

by Jill Bolstridge RNP reporter Jill Bolstridge interviews Professor Norman Finkelstein, author of the controversial book The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering. The son of Holocaust survivors, Finkelstein is a sharp critic of Israel and of US foreign policy. What compelled you to write The Holocaust Industry? Basically, there were three reasons. One, I’ve been involved in the Israel/Palestine conflict for a long time. It was obvious to anybody who was involved that the Nazi Holocaust

Is Haaretz anti-Semitic too?

On Friday, September 15th, 2006 in News.

By Haaretz Editorial During the final days of the war, when it became clear that the Israel Defense Forces had no solution to the ongoing launchings of Katyusha rockets, a decision was made to “flood” the area with cluster bombs, delivered by artillery shells and rockets. This was non-target specific shooting, based on the assumption that the bomblets would cover a large area, possibly destroy Hezbollah rocket launchers and cause as many casualties as possible among its fighters. A soldier

KKK Designs Public School Curriculum on Slavery

On Friday, September 15th, 2006 in News.

City council approves curriculum on Israel initiated by Israeli Consulate in New York; curriculum to be integrated into training program for educators teaching in 1,400 public high schools by Yaniv Halili NEW YORK – The New York City Council’s education committee approved a curriculum on Israel initiated by the public relations department of the Israeli Consulate in New York. The curriculum will be integrated into the training program for educators teaching in 1,400 public high schools in New York City.

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