Things one sees from The Hague 01.12.2009 | Haaretz By Gideon Levy When the cannons eventually fall silent, the time for questions and investigations will be upon us. The mushroom clouds of smoke and dust will dissipate in the pitch-black sky; the fervor, desensitization and en masse jump on the bandwagon will be forever forgotten and perhaps we will view a clear picture of Gaza in all its grimness. Then we will see the scope of the killing and destruction,
Birthright nails down tycoon Adelson’s $20m pledge for youth trips 01.13.2009 | Haaretz By Anthony Weiss, The Forward Birthright Israel, one of the most prominent identity organizations for young Jews, has worked out a deal with its largest donor to confirm a $20 million pledge that had been in question for the coming year. Officials at Birthright Israel, which sends young Jews on free trips to Israel, say that the organization has made an arrangement with casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson
International Law Seldom Newsworthy in Gaza War Israeli justifications often cited uncritically 01.12.2009 | Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting By FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Isabel Macdonald 212-633-6700×310 firstname.lastname@example.org JANUARY 13–Israel’s war in Gaza, which has killed over 900 Palestinians–many of them civilians—has raised serious concerns amongst international human rights groups about violations of international law. Yet, as a new release from the national media watch group FAIR documents, questions of legality are almost entirely off the table in the U.S.
The Sunday Edition 01.11.2009 | CBC By Michael Enright Listen to the Show Israel to Gazans; topple Hamas…or die Near the end of an interview on CBC’s ‘Sunday Edition’ 01/11/2009, Yossi Klein Halevi, Senior Fellow at the Shalem Centre’s Institute for Zionist History and Thought, had this to say; “I would hope there would be the beginning of an internal process among the Palestinians, asking themselves if it is worth trusting a movement that promises us death, that promotes a
Israel using Gaza as ‘test laboratory’ for new weapon: medics 01.12.2009 | AFP OSLO (AFP) – Israel is testing a new “extremely nasty” type of weapon in Gaza, two medics charged as they returned home to Norway Monday after spending 10 days working at a hospital in the war-torn Palestinian territory. “There’s a very strong suspicion I think that Gaza is now being used as a test laboratory for new weapons,” Mads Gilbert told reporters at Oslo’s Gardermoen airport, commenting
The War Isn’t Over, But Israel Has Lost 01.09.2009 | TonyKaron.com By Tony Karon I. The Last Waltz? Repeating behaviors that have produced catastrophic failures and expecting a different result is insane; and when a person’s psychotic behavior puts himself and those around him in immediate physical danger, the responsibility of those who claim to be his friends is to restrain him. But even as Waltz With Bashir shows in multiplexes across the world as a grim reminder of the
What the AP means when it says “150? 01.12.2009 | The Saif House By saifedean The Associated Press is full of crap. Note that in this footage the camera cannot show both the beginning and the end of the demonstration. Even at this height, the demo was too long to be caught in one frame. Also note that all the crowd that appears around the 00:20 mark is different from the crowd that appears at the 1:10 mark, since the
EUROPE TAKES TO THE STREETS 01.12.2009 | Spiegel Tens of Thousands Demonstrate For and Against Israel It was a weekend of protests across Europe. Thousands of people gathered to voice their condemnation of the ongoing Israeli offensive in Gaza. However, many other Europeans, particularly in Germany, turned out to declare their support for Israel. It was a weekend of protest in Europe, with people across the continent hitting the streets to give voice to their feelings about the ongoing violence