But what about The Holocaust?

On Wednesday, September 13th, 2006 in News.

By Meron Rapoport “In Lebanon, we covered entire villages with cluster bombs, what we did there was crazy and monstrous,” testifies a commander in the Israel Defense Forces’ MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) unit. Quoting his battalion commander, he said the IDF fired some 1,800 cluster rockets on Lebanon during the war and they contained over 1.2 million cluster bombs. The IDF also used cluster shells fired by 155 mm artillery cannons, so the number of cluster bombs fired on


Building Tolerance on the Graves of the Dead

On Wednesday, September 13th, 2006 in News.

by the Associated Press Arbitration between Jewish and Arab groups over the building of a museum promoting religious tolerance on the site of an old Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem has failed, officials said Monday. The Los-Angeles based Simon Wiesenthal Center will petition Israel’s Supreme Court to begin construction of the Museum of Tolerance on the site in Jerusalem’s center after the seven-month arbitration failed, said the dean of the center, Rabbi Marvin Hier. The matter has pitted the center, which


Poodle to Open Kennel Shop

On Wednesday, September 13th, 2006 in News.

Editorial Much was made of the fact that the two Hizbullah men in Cabinet, Mohammad Fneish and Tarrad Hamade, pointedly stayed away from Monday’s meeting with visiting British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Various pundits and politicians argued that the boycott indicated a deepening split within Premier Fouad Siniora’s disparate government. That may or may not be true, but no informed observer would have predicted any other reaction by Fneish and Hamade in light of the fact that during the war


People of the Book (Burning)

On Tuesday, September 12th, 2006 in News.

by Omayma Abdel-Latif A little remarked consequence of Israel’s war on Lebanon is the destruction of culture, Omayma Abdel-Latif writes The seller at the Lebanon Library, a bookshop in the heart of Al-Hamra Street, Beirut, posed for a moment before answering a question by a customer about a book >entitled The Tragedy of Al-Zahraa, a seminal two-part publication by Jawad Al-Amali. “You know, it will be difficult to find since most of the bookshops in Al-Dahiya district have been flattened


Valentines from Hitler

On Tuesday, September 12th, 2006 in News.

By Meron Rappaport “What we did was insane and monstrous, we covered entire towns in cluster bombs,” the head of an IDF rocket unit in Lebanon said regarding the use of cluster bombs and phosphorous shells during the war. Quoting his battalion commander, the rocket unit head stated that the IDF fired around 1,800 cluster bombs, containing over 1.2 million cluster bomblets. In addition, soldiers in IDF artillery units testified that the army used phosphorous shells during the war, widely


Jewish organizations say "Bring back the guilllotine"

On Tuesday, September 12th, 2006 in News.

Editor’s note: See also Rabbinical Dershowitzes. By Rebecca Spence As international human rights organizations decry the high toll of civilian deaths suffered in the Lebanon war, America’s main organization of Modern Orthodox rabbis is calling on the Israeli military to be less concerned with avoiding civilian casualties on the opposing side when carrying out future operations. Following a solidarity mission to Israel last week, leaders of the Rabbinical Council of America issued a statement prodding the Israeli military to review


Kill Arabs, Cry Anti-Semitism

On Tuesday, September 12th, 2006 in News.

By Norman G. Finkelstein Download the Word doc original here. A central thesis of my book Beyond Chutzpah is that whenever Israel faces a public relations debacle its apologists sound the alarm that a “new anti-Semitism” is upon us. So, predictably, just after Israel faced another image problem due to its murderous destruction of Lebanon, a British all-party parliamentary group led by notorious Israel-firster Denis MacShane MP (Labor) released yet another report alleging a resurgence of anti-Semitism (Report of the


Latuff threatened!

On Monday, September 11th, 2006 in News.

www.likudnik.co.il:“This Carlos should be ‘taken care of’ long time ago, in some way or another.” Just a tiny example how the IsraHell’ dirty tactics work. Now guess what! I’m being threatened by Likud, a right wing party in Israel (former party of Sabra and Shatila butcher Ariel Sharon). In a page linked to Likud, www.likudnik.co.il/Front/NewsNet/reports.asp?reportId=171273, my picture and some of my cartoons are shown. Along the same old name-calling (Nazi, anti-Semitic…) they say that “This Carlos should be ‘taken care


He says what the rest think

On Monday, September 11th, 2006 in News.

By Jack Khoury, Haaretz Correspondent, and Haaretz Service MK Effi Eitam of the rightist National Union-National Religious Party sparked a political firestorm Monday, by saying the great majority of Palestinians in the West Bank should be expelled, and that Arabs should be ousted from Israeli politics as a fifth column and “a league of traitors.” The remarks, broadcast Monday on Army Radio, were made atements during a Sunday speech at a memorial service for a soldier killed in Lebanon in


"For shame! They're hampering our killing machine"

On Monday, September 11th, 2006 in News.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Morton A. Klein, 212-481-1500 http://www.zoa.org/2006/09/zoa_condemns_eu_1.htm New York – The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has condemned five European states, Britain, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain, for banning stop-over landings for El Al flights carrying military equipment destined for the Israel Defense forces (IDF). All five states have been involved in the effort to expand the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). El Al’s 747 cargo planes frequently carry crucial military supplies to Israel, but European



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