On Friday, August 11th, 2006 in News.

Ignatieff explains wait to weigh in on Mideast Opinion better late than never, Dion says LINDA DIEBEL, STAFF REPORTER Liberal leadership contender Bob Rae yesterday criticized rival Michael Ignatieff for waiting for his return from a European vacation to call for a ceasefire in the Mideast crisis. “It’s interesting that Michael has waited until this point to make his position clear,” said Rae, former NDP premier of Ontario. “The debate has been going on in Canada for the past two-and-a-half

Becoming too painful to read

On Friday, August 11th, 2006 in News.

After the evacuation of south Lebanon from its inhabitants, Israel is warning that it is about to destroy Chiah, Berj el Barjne, and Hay el Sellom. these are the most dense and populated areas of Beirut, and this is where most of the refugees are staying. this means that TWO MILLION PEOPLE are requested to evacuate in less a few hours, in a city were roads and bridges have been destroyed, and were fuel is unavailable. ISRAEL IS PREPRAING TO

Vampire state sucks blood from every pore

On Friday, August 11th, 2006 in News.

Public attention has been drawn in recent weeks away from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Now all eyes are on Lebanon and northern Israel, on the military confrontation taking a heavy toll on the residents of the region. Many have become refugees. Some residents have no home to return to. Many hundreds have lost their lives. Particularly worrisome is the high number of dead men, women, and children who were not taking part in the hostilities. Human rights

Our La Passionaria

On Friday, August 11th, 2006 in News.

Awakening the Resistance By JENNIFER LOEWENSTEIN Thousands of Lebanese, Palestinians and others made a kind of pilgrimage to Fatima’s gate in the summer of 2000 to celebrate the end of Israel’s 22 -year occupation of south Lebanon. ‘Fatima’s gate’ denoted a stretch of land on the Lebanon-Israel border newly controlled by Hizbullah after it pursued the retreating Israeli forces back into Israel. Yellow Hizbullah flags flew everywhere. The atmosphere was festive and light. People set up souvenir stands selling Hizbullah


On Friday, August 11th, 2006 in News.

E. Robert Goodkind, President August 9, 2006 His Excellency Mr. Kofi Annan Secretary-General The United Nations New York Dear Secretary-General: I would like to recall our meeting with you last week in which we discussed the current crisis in Lebanon. In the midst of this crisis you received us most graciously for which I again express our appreciation. As you have confirmed, this crisis is the result of Hezbollah’s unprovoked aggression against Israel on July 12. Israel fully complied with


On Friday, August 11th, 2006 in News.

By Shlomo Shamir, Haaretz Correspondent NEW YORK – The National Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Abraham Foxman, accused United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan on Tuesday of demonstrating “blatant one-sidedness” in his comments about Israel’s war against Hezbollah in Lebanon. “I am stunned that the UN secretary general cannot find his tongue except to criticize and denounce Israel, and is unable to raise his voice to denounce Hezbollah’s daily firing of hundreds of rockets that are specifically intended to

Israel, Beware! Norway's Leading Man of Letters Speaks Out

On Friday, August 11th, 2006 in News.

By Jostein Gaarder There is no turning back. It is time to learn a new lesson: We do no longer recognize the state of Israel. We could not recognize the South African apartheid regime, nor did we recognize the Afghan Taliban regime. Then here were many who did not recognize Saddam Hussein’s Iraq or the Serbs’ ethnic cleansing. We must now get used to the idea: The state of Israel in its current form is history. We do not believe

From Czech comrade who lived in Lebanon in 1982

On Friday, August 11th, 2006 in News.

Hezbollah are real heros. This is my personal view of the situation. Here we have to take care when we speak about the aggressors – if we say the Jews are the aggressors we are Anti-Semites. If we say the Israelis are the aggressor – then we are the Anti-Semites as well. Most people here have nothing against Mr. Kohn or Mr.Finkelstein, but they have a lot against Mr. Israel. What can we do, what to choose? To be shot

Should Alan Dershowitz Target Himself for Assassination? (w/ endnotes)

On Thursday, August 10th, 2006 in News.

Editor’s note: reader letters below the article. See also DePAUL PROFESSOR DEFAMES CATHOLIC EDUCATION: DONOHUE DEFENDS DERSHOWITZ (Catholic League, 10.11.2006). ShouldAlanDershowitz_10August_Morning.doc (76KB) HTML transcript: As Israel’s military bravely fires away shells and missiles to lay waste the fragile human and physical infrastructure of Lebanon, Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, waging battle on a second front to legitimize Israel’s criminal aggression, bravely fires away op-eds from his foxhole at Martha’s Vineyard to lay waste the fragile infrastructure of international law. These

Letter to the Editor

On Wednesday, August 9th, 2006 in News.

Dear Friends at The New York Times, I was disturbed to read the August 9 article below by Steven Erlanger commenting on support by the Israeli left for Israel’s wars (“Left or Right, Israelis are Pro War”). Steven Erlanger is indeed correct that the vast majority of Israelis, including the mainstream Israeli left and Peace Now, support the war in Lebanon. However, Mr. Erlanger’s article captures New York Times’ news and editorial departments’ general pattern of refusing to acknowledge dissenting

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