By Matthew Wagner Qatar and Mauritania have severed economic and political ties with Israel in protest against the war in Gaza, Al Jazeera has learned. The move announced on Friday followed calls by Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, and Khaled Meshaal, the exiled leader of Hamas, for all Arab nations to cut ties with Israel. Addressing leaders at an emergency Arab summit in Doha, the Qatari capital, al-Assad declared that the Arab initiative for peace with Israel was now “dead”.
Douglas P. Tarnopol [Douglas’ address] The Hon. Jim Langevin 109 Cannon House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515 Dear Representative Langevin: I am a 39-year-old American Jew. My mother was raised in a displaced persons camp in Berlin after World War II; most of her extended family died in Nazi death camps. The lesson of that event is often reduced to two words: “Never again.” I agree, with a slight, but all important addendum: “Never again—to anyone, regardless of the perpetrators.”
Friedman supports civilian suffering as “education” Action Alert New York Times foreign affairs columnist Thomas Friedman endorsed terrorism in a January 14 column defending Israel’s attacks on the Gaza Strip. To answer his own question about Israel’s plan–“What is the goal?”–Friedman referred back to the 2006 attacks on Lebanon, which killed about 1,000 Lebanese civilians. To Friedman, this was the “education” of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah: Israel’s counterstrategy was to use its air force to pummel Hezbollah and, while
Activists disrupt Israel’s PR operation 01.13.2009 | Indymedia London By Activists disrupted the offices of the British Israel Communications and Research Centre (BICOM) in central London this morning.  The lobby group’s media centre, which is playing a key role in Israel’s public relations operation during the assault on Gaza, was shut down as protesters occupied the building. Photographs of civilian casualties from Gaza were pasted on to the computer screens of public relations executives, phone lines cut off to
THE GRANDCHILDREN OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS FROM WORLD WAR II ARE DOING TO THE PALESTINIANS EXACTLY WHAT WAS DONE TO THEM BY NAZI GERMANY… 01.16.2009 | ? …PLEASE FORWARD… BUILDING WALLS & FENCES TO KEEP PEOPLE IN PRISONS Hitler Israel now CHECK POINTS NOT TO ALLOW PEOPLE BASIC FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT ARRESTS & HARASSMENTS DESTROYING HOMES & LIVELIHOODS GIFTS (WITH LOVE) FROM THE CHILDREN OF PEACE-LOVING & CIVILIZED COUNTRIES THE CLASSIC PROPAGANDA MACHINE – YOU WILL FIND THE PICTURE IN BLACK
By A.B. Yehoshua Dear Gideon, You remember that in recent years I called you occasionally to praise you for your articles and your writing about the wrongs done to the Palestinians in the administered territories, whether by the army or by the settlers. Physical wrongs, land expropriations, acts of abuse, perversions of justice and so on. I told you that it is very difficult to read what you write, because it weighs on our conscience, but that the work you
Jewish Activists Condemn Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC) for Supporting Crimes Against Humanity: CJC seeks to smear critics of Israeli atrocities 01.14.2009 | newswire.ca PRESS RELEASE Toronto – Activists and concerned community members are voicing outrage that, in the context of an ongoing Israeli military assault which has killed more than 900 Palestinians, wounded more than 4,000 and destroyed essential civilian infrastructure in the already devastated Gaza Strip, the Canadian Jewish Congress is seeking to smear those who have protested these
END THE SIEGE OF GAZA 01.09.2009 | Alliance of Concerned Jewish Canadians To contact the ACJC: Jewish.Alliance@yahoo.ca Media Communiqué The Alliance of Concerned Jewish Canadians rejects the Israel government’s pretensions, which claim to be interested in peace with the Palestinian People. The negotiations with the Palestinian Authority of President Abbas have achieved nothing at all, and the colonization of 500,000 settlers and 600 checkpoints continue to function and even expand despite the treaties for the formation of the Palestine State.
Can you hear me…I’m calling you from GAZA? 01.15.2009 By Dina Mehanna Great country to raise the flag of freedom A place where martyrs were once born and died with pride Zionists are not welcomed A proud mother holding her flesh and blood We ask: Can you hear our pain? Can you hear our screams? Can you feel our blood? Can you see our tears? Can you smell our death? We answer: We can hear your joy… We can hear
By Haaretz Service Recalling the steadfast commitment of the United States to Israel’s security, including secure, defensible borders, and to preserve and strengthen Israel’s capability to deter and defend itself, by itself, against any threat or possible combination of threats; Reaffirming that such commitment is reflected in the security, military and intelligence cooperation between the United States and Israel, the Strategic Dialogue between them, and the level and kind of assistance provided by the United States to Israel; Taking note