A dignified letter.

On Saturday, August 12th, 2006 in News.

Editor’s note: See also “Apocalypse near (Part one)“, a Chomsky interview on Ynetnews.com that discusses this letter. including three Nobel Prize recipients The latest chapter of the conflict between Israel and Palestine began when Israeli forces abducted two civilians, a doctor and his brother, from Gaza. An incident scarcely reported anywhere, except in the Turkish press. The following day the Palestinians took an Israeli soldier prisoner–and proposed a negotiated exchange against prisoners taken by the Israelis–there are approximately 10,000 in


Dershowitz again

On Saturday, August 12th, 2006 in News.

By Alan Dershowitz The uniqueness of the Holocaust was not the Nazi’s determination to kill the Jews of Germany and even of neighboring Poland. Other genocides, such as those by the Cambodians and the Turks, sought to rid particular areas of so called undesirables by killing them. The utter uniqueness of the Holocaust was the Nazi plan to “ingather” all the Jews of the world to the death camp and end the Jewish “race” forever. It almost succeeded. The Nazis


Bigger they are, harder they fall

On Saturday, August 12th, 2006 in News.

By Ali Al-Hail The turning point in the war between Hizbullah and Israel since July 12th has certainly, been Hizbullah’s anti tank missiles. The supposedly, fourth generation of Israeli most advanced tank ‘Merkava’, has since Israel began its ground offensive on July 19th, been significantly, deactivated. By using Russian-made Metis-M and European-made Milan anti-tank missiles by Hizbullah, according to reports more than 40 Merkava tanks had been destroyed, including killing or injuring their crews. The AP (AP, Saturday August 5),


Darkness Unto the Nations

On Saturday, August 12th, 2006 in News.

Beirut July 21st, 2006 I left the office early last night ; at midnight. There was only one devastating picture yesterday : that of two people who were killed in air strikes on Akkar,(the poorer area) in the north, late Wednesday night. Both corps were black, both were dismembered , both were “weird”. I don’t think it matters anymore to try to prove that Israel is using unconventional , forbidden weapons .. that would only prove that it should have


Let my people go

On Saturday, August 12th, 2006 in News.

By Ruth Sinai, Haaretz Correspondent At least 30 Thai workers have complained in the past few days that their employers are forcing them to work in fields in the north, even as Katyusha rockets launched from Lebanon rain down on towns near the border. Most of the workers employed by farmers outside of the northern town of Metula say their employers are causing them to risk their lives. They are also violating the Home Front Command’s strict orders regarding safety


Never Compare…Unless It's Useful

On Saturday, August 12th, 2006 in News.

By PATRICK HEALY and JENNIFER MEDINA Senator Joseph I. Lieberman seized on the terror arrests in Britain today to attack his Democratic rival, Ned Lamont, saying that Mr. Lamont’s goals for ending the war in Iraq would constitute a “victory” for extremists, including those accused of plotting to blow up airliners traveling between Britain and the United States. “If we just pick up like Ned Lamont wants us to do, get out by a date certain, it will be taken


A MUST READ

On Friday, August 11th, 2006 in News.

By Charles Glass 08.03.2006, In his memoir, Not So Wild a Dream, the famous CBS correspondent Eric Sevareid recalled watching the execution of six Nazi collaborators in the newly liberated city of Grenoble in 1944. When the police van arrived and the six who were to die stepped out, a tremendous and awful cry arose from the crowd. The six young men walked firmly to the iron posts, and as their hands were tied behind the shafts they held their


Ho-hum, Sigh, Who cares?

On Friday, August 11th, 2006 in News.

By Shiri Lev-Ari, Haaretz Correspondent Acclaimed Israeli authors Amos Oz, A.B. Yehoshua, and David Grossman publicly stated their opposition Thursday to the cabinet’s decision to expand ground operations in Lebanon, calling for a diplomatic solution to the crisis based on the proposal put forth by Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora. This past Sunday, the literary giants published an advertisement in the press calling for a cease-fire and negotiations. Critics felt the demand for a halt in the fighting was late


Democracy at Work

On Friday, August 11th, 2006 in News.

Editor’s note: For more on the pro-Israel lobby’s successful organizing activities see The Real Threat of “The Lobby”? and Behind the campaign to rescind divestment Jonathan Allen Georgia Rep. Cynthia McKinney’s primary run-off opponent has tapped into the pro-Israel fundraising network that helped her virtually unknown challenger Denise Majette topple McKinney and Artur Davis beat then-Rep. Earl Hilliard (D-Ala.) in a pair of hotly contested 2002 primaries in black-majority districts. Hank Johnson collected at least $34,100 on Tuesday from individuals



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