Chris Hedges on Holocaust Exploitation

On Monday, October 23rd, 2006 in News.

By Chris Hedges Editor’s Note: The former Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times and author of the bestseller “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning” takes a hard look at the political capital of suffering. I sent my New York University journalism students out to write stories based on any one of the themes in the Ten Commandments. A woman of Armenian descent came back with an article about how Armenians she had interviewed were covetous

Israeli Medical Association Wins Award for Original Research on Geriatric Twins

On Monday, October 23rd, 2006 in News.

By Zvi Zrahiya and Jonathan Lis, Haaretz Correspondents Eight more doctors from the Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot and the Hartzfeld Geriatric Hospital in Gedera are suspected of involvement in experiments on human beings, Chief Superintendent Meir Cohen, told the Knesset Labor and Welfare Committee on Monday. Cohen is the head of internal investigations in the Public Security office. Some of the suspected doctors were interrogated by local police, but none were arrested. The new allegations bring the total number of

Field Marshall Horowitz orders Panzer Division to Break Siege of Jewish Students

On Monday, October 23rd, 2006 in News.

Bryan Schwartzman Gratz College is planning to establish a policy institute that will focus on Israel and Middle Eastern affairs. To be called the Center for Democracy in the Middle East, it will analyze the nature of the discourse taking place on college campuses across the country about these hot-button subjects. Administrators at the Elkins Park school, as well as backers of the center — which is in the very early stages of planning, and is at least a year


On Sunday, October 22nd, 2006 in News.

By Meron Rappaport, Haaretz Correspondent Israel has acknowledged for the first time that it attacked Hezbollah targets during the second Lebanon war with phosphorus shells. White phosphorus causes very painful and often lethal chemical burns to those hit by it, and until recently Israel maintained that it only uses such bombs to mark targets or territory.t The announcement that the Israel Defense Forces had used phosphorus bombs in the war in Lebanon was made by Minister Jacob Edery, in charge

President-Elect Wiesel Charged with Brutal Outrage by Former Secretary; Forced her to read two of his books

On Sunday, October 22nd, 2006 in News.

By Charly Wegman, Agence France Presse (AFP) JERUSALEM: Israelis continued to speculate Wednesday on who might succeed President Moshe Katsav, who faces a possible indictment for rape, with Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel the latest name to enter the fray. Quoting sources in the entourage of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, the Maariv daily said the author and human rights campaigner was one of the premier’s top choices to succeed Katsav in the largely ceremonial post. Wiesel, an American who could

Berlin Braces for Cluster Bomb Attack

On Saturday, October 21st, 2006 in News.

The Israeli ambassador to Germany has said he is concerned for Jews in Germany, against the background of what he says is rising anti-semitism there. In a newspaper interview, Shimon Stein said the number of neo-Nazis in Germany had also increased. The interview appeared as neo-Nazi sympathisers gathered outside Berlin’s Tegel Prison to demand the release of a singer jailed for three years. A court ruled that Michael Regener’s band was spreading racial hatred. Mr Stein told the Neue Osnabruecker

Ignatieff Skips Trip to Israel; Declares Canada the Jewish State

On Saturday, October 21st, 2006 in News.

Fear media circus after controversy Group says MPs can go after race by SUSAN DELACOURT, OTTAWA BUREAU CHIEF OTTAWA—Michael Ignatieff’s plan to make peace in Israel — leadership-campaign peace, that is — won’t happen next month as planned. The Canada-Israel Committee, fearing a media circus over Ignatieff and the Liberal leadership, has postponed its plans to take some MPs to the Middle East next month. The former Harvard professor and MP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore is still welcome to go, CIC insists,

Israel to Launch "Operation Torure, Murder, Annihilate (Because it's Fun)"

On Friday, October 20th, 2006 in News.

By Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff It looks now as if Israel is about to embark on a war in the Gaza Strip. This is not an intention that has been expressed publicly at this stage, but anyone who speaks to senior officers in the Southern Command can be expected to come to a similar conclusion. Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Dan Halutz recently instructed the army’s command to complete preparations for a possible major campaign in the Strip.

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On Thursday, October 19th, 2006 in News, Video.

Editor’s note: Transcript below video. add video to your blog Transcript: Question and Answer section RUSH transcript Questioner: …inaudible..(auditorium echo) Finkelstien: I think there are 2 separate issues on the question of Arafat. Namely, number 1, as a leader of the Palestinian people, and that’s a responsibility for Palestinians to judge and not myself, and the second issue is whether he was an obstacle to resolving the Israel-Palestine conflict. The second issue, it seems to me, we can look at

U.S. Goes on Red Alert; Bush White House Braces for Targeted Assassination; Patriot Missiles Shield Central Park's Strawberry Fields from Cluster Bomb Attack

On Wednesday, October 18th, 2006 in News.

By Aluf Benn, Haaretz Correspondent The United States government has lodged a vigorous protest with Israel over its restrictions on the entry of Palestinian-Americans into the territories. State Department officials told senior Israeli diplomats in Washington that they find it “hard to understand” Israel’s discriminating against American citizens based on their ethnic background. The officials also stressed that in the past, the U.S. had encouraged Palestinian-Americans to settle in the territories, in order to facilitate Palestinian economic growth. Some of

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