A Commentary By Tony Sayegh I realize that this is not the best of times to be constructively critical of the Palestinian resistance. However, since Israeli attacks are virtually non-stop now, one cannot wait for the right time. The spirit of resistance and the expectations of the Palestinians in particular and the Arabs in general were elevated after Hizbullah’s defeat of the Israeli invasion this last summer. This has led to perhaps unrealistic expectations of similar resistance by the Palestinians.
by Patrick O’Connor At least 19 Palestinians were killed by the Israeli military on Friday November 3, 2006 , including two women, and other civilians. No Israelis were killed. Though photos of Friday’s Israeli attack on Palestinian women have been widely disseminated, the bigger story is still not being told. These killings are part of a new, longer-term pattern — a dramatic rise in the number of Palestinians killed by the Israeli military since the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority took office
New York, NY, September 28, 2006 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today issued the following statement on the upcoming theatrical release of Sacha Baron Cohen’s new film, “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” starring his farcical anti-Semitic character “Borat” in the lead role: The premiere of Sacha Baron Cohen’s new film featuring his farcical character “Borat” has raised anew concerns among some in the Jewish community about the character’s notoriously boastful expressions of anti-Semitism
Vanity Fair Exclusive: Now They Tell Us As Iraq slips further into chaos, the war’s neoconservative boosters have turned sharply on the Bush administration, charging that their grand designs have been undermined by White House incompetence. In a series of exclusive interviews, Richard Perle, Kenneth Adelman, David Frum, and others play the blame game with shocking frankness. Target No. 1: the president himself. by David Rose VF.COM I remember sitting with Richard Perle in his suite at London’s Grosvenor House
This video was recorded by Vermont’s CCTV, Channel 17. RUSH transcript Finkelstein: … appearance… such a beautiful space. There’re only two places to live in the United States — San Francisco and Vermont. [audience laughter] Unfortunately, I’m in Chicago. [audience laughter] There’re older people in this room, mostly my age cohort, so you remember the button “War is not healthy for human beings and other living beings,” well, neither is Chicago. [audience laughter] And since… Chicago… to dispense with Dr.
by David A. Harris November 2, 2006 – New York – American Jewish Committee Executive Director writes about the challenges Israel faces in Gaza in an op-ed published in the International Herald Tribune. The full article is pasted below. Israel cannot stand on the sidelines Just over a year ago, Israel withdrew unilaterally from Gaza. To be sure, a negotiated withdrawal would have been preferable to a unilateral decision, but absent a credible Palestinian partner, Israel chose to act alone
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Morton A. Klein, 212-481-1500 The Zionist Organization of America has strongly criticized Dr. Amy Gutmann, President of the University of Pennsylvania, for not only allowing entrance to her Halloween party of Saad Saadi, a guest dressed as an Arab suicide bomber; but also posing with him for a photograph. Photographs mounted on Saadi’s website show him wearing a Palestinian Arab keffiyat (headress), a plastic dynamite belt strapped to his chest and a toy machine gun. Saadi
By Avi Issacharoff and Amos Harel, Haaretz Correspondents, Haaretz Service and News Agencies A 12-year-old girl was killed Saturday evening by Israel Defense Forces sniper fire in the town of Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip. The girl, Isra Nasser, died of wounds to the head. The IDF said the sniper’s target had been an armed militant, and expressed regret at the mistake. Earlier, an IDF non-commissioned officer was seriously wounded in clashes with militants the town. Initial investigations
By Itim Anti-fence activists on Friday claimed security forces fired live ammunition at them during a protest near the West Bank town of Bil’in, moderately wounding a French activist. Doctors at a Ramallah hospital who treated the man said his wounds were caused by a live bullet. An IDF spokesperson, however, denied the allegations, claiming security forces at the demonstration made use only of tear gas and rubber-coated bullets. Activists at the demonstration claim they have video footage of security