A Light Unto the (Aryan) Nations

On Friday, October 13th, 2006 in News.

By Charlotte Halle, Haaretz Correspondent The Foreign Ministry on Friday condemned remarks by the Israeli ambassador to Australia in which he told Haaretz that the two countries are white sisters amid “the yellow race” of Asia. “If the article is accurate, this is a grave and unacceptable remark,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The ministry said it will not return to business as usual if an internal examination confirms that the ambassador, Naftali Tamir, in fact made the


The Light Unto the Nations Pulls the Plug

On Friday, October 13th, 2006 in News.

By Amos Harel The Shin Bet security service is systematically preventing Palestinians who need medical treatment unavailable in the territories from entering Israel, a new report by the nonprofit organization Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) charges. According to the organization, in many cases, patients have been denied urgent, life-saving treatment. The report says that the Shin Bet automatically refuses entry permits, and reconsiders its decisions only if legal action is begun. In response, the Shin Bet said that it has


Never to forgive, Never to forget

On Friday, October 13th, 2006 in News.

by Ron Saba Stephane Dion Member of Parliament Honorable Member, According to the today’s Toronto Star article “PM accuses Liberals on Israel”, you “said Ignatieff should produce evidence that Israel deliberately targeted civilians in Qana or withdraw his accusation that the attack constitutes a war crime.” www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c… I wish to bring to your attention the fact that the two most highly respected human rights organizations in the world, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have published extensive reports accusing Israel


Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy ride

On Friday, October 13th, 2006 in News.

EXCERPT: [T]he Israeli government’s fingerprints are all over this BBC “documentary”. And that is hardly surprising because the man behind this “independent” production is Israel’s leading film-maker: Noam Shalev. …With the BBC’s stamp of approval, it is easy for Shalev to sell his films around the world. According to a profile of Shalev published in the Israeli media in 2004, his success derives from the fact that he has developed a “soft-sell approach”, showing Israel in a good light without


Freemasons rally behind Dershowitz

On Thursday, October 12th, 2006 in News.

Editor’s note: Reader letters follow the article. Willaim Donohue on freedom of speech: One of the most telling moments of Sunday night’s Justice Sunday rally and telecast came right after Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, bellowed, “We will be disobedient altar boys! We won’t be told to shut up and give it over to the secular left! Who are they to say that I don’t have a right to freedom of speech?” –


Spielberg to Make New Film on The Holocaust

On Thursday, October 12th, 2006 in News.

JERUSALEM, 12 Oct 2006 (IRIN) – The number of Palestinian children who have been killed so far this year in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip almost doubles the number killed for the whole of 2005, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Many of the children died after being shot by Israeli troops during military operations or were killed in Israeli air strikes on houses. On Thursday, 13-year-old Suhaib Kadiah became the 92nd Palestinian child to be


Bracing For Second Holocaust, Oxford Jewish Students Stock Up on Gefillte Fish and Chicken Soup

On Wednesday, October 11th, 2006 in News.

Lecturers have been accused of fuelling campus anti-semitism by their threat to boycott Israeli universities. Senior Israeli politicians warned that a wave of anti-Jewish racism was spreading through British universities. Jewish undergraduates were increasingly falling victim to anti-semitic attacks and abuse while Israeli university dons feared being boycotted by British academics. Israeli education minister Yuli Tamir voiced concerns that some sections of British academia harboured “strong anti-semitic feelings”. Lecturers’ unions have passed motions agreeing to boycott Israeli universities by refusing


Another rat scurries off sinking (Israeli) ship

On Wednesday, October 11th, 2006 in News.

Ignatieff: Remarks made on Quebec television By Graeme Hamilton, National Post MONTREAL – Michael Ignatieff, the front-runner in the race for the federal Liberal leadership, has accused Israel of committing “a war crime” during its conflict with Hezbollah last summer. In an interview on a widely watched Quebec talk show, Mr. Ignatieff apologized for comments in August when he told a newspaper he was “not losing sleep” over an Israeli bombing that killed dozens of civilians in the Lebanese village


How the East Was Lost

On Wednesday, October 11th, 2006 in News.

By Alastair Crooke and Mark Perry Introduction Writing five years after the attacks of September 11, 2001, US military expert Anthony Cordesman published an account of the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict. “Preliminary Lessons of the Israeli-Hezbollah War” created enormous interest in the Pentagon, where it was studied by planners for the Joint Chiefs of Staff and passed hand-to-hand among military experts in Washington. Cordesman made no secret of his modest conclusions, rightly recognizing that his study was not only “preliminary”, but that


Deadliest Conflict of 21st Century

On Wednesday, October 11th, 2006 in News.

the full report: Burnham-Doocy-Lafta-Roberts-Lancet Mortality after the 2003 invasion of Iraq — a cross sectional cluster sample survey (240KB) Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Baltimore, MD, USA (Prof G Burnham MD, S Doocy PhD, L Roberts PhD); School of Medicine, Al Mustansiriya University, Baghdad, Iraq (Prof R Lafta MD) By Gilbert Burnham, Riyadh Lafta, Shannon Doocy, Les Roberts Summary Background An excess mortality of nearly 100 000 deaths was reported in Iraq for the period March, 2003–September, 2004,



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