Gaza Strip academics, journalists: BBC out of Gaza 01.29.2009 | MaanNews.net Gaza – Ma’an – Palestinian academics and media personnel, as well as international activists, demanded the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) leave the Gaza Strip over its refusal to air an appeal for aid on the network. Academics organized a sit-in near the entrance to the BBC’s office in Gaza, accusing it of bias toward Israel and “its crimes,” as well as denouncing its stance on rejecting to publish an
AJC Denounces Turkish Prime Minister’s Shameful Outburst at Davos 01.29.2009 | American Jewish Committee January 29, 2009 – New York – AJC called today’s vicious verbal assault on Israeli President Shimon Peres by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan “a public disgrace that may well encourage further outrages against Israel and Jews.” “When it comes to killing, you know well how to kill,” Erdogan yelled at Peres, a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, during a panel on Gaza at
UN nuclear chief boycotts BBC over Gaza appeal 01.28.2009 | The Guardian By Julian Borger, diplomatic editor The head of the UN”s nuclear watchdog has cancelled planned interviews with the BBC in protest at the corporation’s decision not to air an emergency appeal for Gaza on behalf of the Disasters Emergency Committee. In a statement to the Guardian, Mohamed ElBaradei, a Nobel peace prize winner, unleashed a stinging denunciation of the BBC, deepening the damage already caused by the controversy.
For first time, U.S. professors call for academic and cultural boycott of Israel 01.29.2009 | Haaretz By Raphael Ahren In the wake of Operation Cast Lead, a group of American university professors has for the first time launched a national campaign calling for an academic and cultural boycott of Israel. While Israeli academics have grown used to such news from Great Britain, where anti-Israel groups several times attempted to establish academic boycotts, the formation of the United States movement marks
An alliance of values 01.02.2009 | The Guardian By Tariq Ramadan While governments stand mute, Muslims must unite with the majority to resist the violence done to Gaza Listening to the feelings expressed by Muslims around the world one gets a sentiment of anger and revolt mixed with a deep sense of helplessness. The current massacres are but a confirmation of the well-known: the “international community” does not really care about the Palestinians, and it is as if the state
Obama’s Emerging Policies on Israel, Iraq and the Economic Crisis 01.28.2009 | CounterPunch By NOAM CHOMSKY An Interview with Press TV Press TV: Professor Chomsky, let us start with Pakistan. The White House is not commenting on the killings of people [in cross-border drone attacks from Afghanistan into Pakistan]. Richard Holbrooke, someone whom you’ve written about in the context of Yugoslavia, is the man [President Barack] Obama has chosen to solve the situation. Chomsky: It was pretty clear that Obama
Merkel’s Will: German Media Censorship on Gaza? 01.22.2009 | campaigniran.org By Ali Fathollah-Nejad (source: Global Research) Editor’s note: Professor Mohssen Massarrat and Professor Udo Steinbach are members of the Academic Advisory Board of CASMII. Germany’s most prominent political debate TV program “Anne Will” had announced to run a show on Gaza on 11 January, but in what many observers believe to be an unprecedented step canceled the topic only three days earlier. The talk show is broadcast every Sunday night
‘Erdogan’s remarks aid anti-Semitism’ 01.29.2009 | The Jerusalem Post By HAVIV RETTIG GUR Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is encouraging expressions of anti-Semitism in his country by espousing biased views and wholeheartedly accepting the Hamas narrative of the recent Gaza fighting, a senior Israeli official told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday. Erdogan blasted Israel throughout the fighting, called on it to be barred from the UN, accused it of using white phosphorus against Gaza civilians and charged it with