A positive development

On Saturday, December 12th, 2009 in News.

Britain has acted to increase pressure on Israel over its West Bank settlements by advising UK supermarkets on how to distinguish between foods from the settlements and Palestinian-manufactured goods. The government’s move falls short of a legal requirement but is bound to increase the prospects of a consumer boycott of products from those territories. Israeli officials and settler leaders were tonight highly critical of the decision. Until now, food has been simply labelled “Produce of the West Bank”, but the

How to build the Warsaw Ghetto

On Friday, December 11th, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Egypt has begun the construction of a massive iron wall along its border with the Gaza Strip, in a bid to shut down smuggling tunnels into the territory. The wall will be nine to 10 kilometers long, and will go 20 to 30 meters into the ground, Egyptian sources said. It will be impossible to cut or melt. The new plan is the latest move by Egypt to step up its counter-smuggling efforts. Although some progress had been made, the

Foxman's ADL cites new evidence of impending Holocaust

On Friday, December 11th, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

“Israel is a good place for reflection,” professional Jewish boxer Dmitri Salita from Brooklyn told reporters on Wednesday in Jerusalem, after they asked him about his future plans following his dramatic loss last week in a world championship fight. “I feel almost like the fight never happened,” said the Chabad follower on his first visit to Israel, in reference to Saturday’s fight against Amir Khan in Newcastle, which was stopped in the first round after Khan delivered a flush of

Positive development in Germany

On Friday, December 11th, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Former German ambassadors call for assertive stand against Israel’s settlement policy; say Israel cannot have peace, keep hold on territories Sarah Stricker Published: 12.09.09, 23:20 / Israel News Twenty-four former German ambassadors urged the German government to take a harder position against Israel and to rethink its Middle East policy. In letters sent to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, they ask for a more resolute stance against Israel’s settlement policy. ”Israel will not be able to

Lebanese expatriate returns home

On Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 in News.

Hi Norm , How are you how is your health ? Is your “Gaza ” book out yet ? Things are very strange here in Lebanon Norm …Very strange indeed ….It seemed that I was living in a self-made bubble all these years and my short trips to my homeland were very alluding and misleading … Most women here are into major plastic surgeries and most men are after power and women …. Many political talk-shows have become sooo boring

Bozo the Clown coming to Youtube

On Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 in News.

President Shimon Peres launched his own YouTube channel on Tuesday, in an effort to communicate with citizens of countries with which Israel does not have diplomatic ties. Peres announced his new channel at a press conference at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem, along with Chad Hurley, founder of YouTube, who is currently visiting Israel. Peres announced that his YouTube channel will be used to communicate with people in countries with which Israel does not have diplomatic relations. The channel will

Oxford to establish institute for study of anti-Tyrannosaurus Rex-ism

On Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 in News.

JONNY PAUL, Jerusalem post correspondent , THE JERUSALEM POST The University of London is set to open a new institute for the study of anti-Semitism, which will work in partnership with the world’s oldest Holocaust library, after London-based Pears Foundation donated £1.5 million to the project. The Pears Foundation and University of London’s Birkbeck College announced the establishment of the Pears Institute for the Study of Anti-Semitism last week. The new institute will become part of the college’s School of

Another close vote at the United Nations

On Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

ANNEX IV Vote on Peaceful Settlement The draft resolution on Peaceful Settlement (document A/64/L.23) was adopted by a recorded vote of 164 in favour to 7 against, with 4 abstentions, as follows: In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic

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