Judeo-Nazis demand pound of flesh from Erdogan

On Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By Soner Cagaptay Turkey is a special Muslim country. Of the more than 50 majority-Muslim nations, it is the only one that is a NATO ally, is in accession talks with the European Union, is a liberal democracy and has normal relations with Israel. Under its current government by the Justice and Development Party (AKP), however, Turkey is losing these special qualities. Liberal political trends are disappearing, E.U. accession talks have stalled, ties with anti-Western states such as Iran are


Another take on Bullshit Broadcasting Corporation

On Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By Will Self If the protesting luvvies really wanted to make a point about Gaza, they’d attack Israel and the British government Whether Mark Thompson’s decision not to air the Disasters Emergency Committee’s appeal for Gaza on the BBC was the right one, the response of a whole phalanx of luvvies and legs (the term used by TV techies for those in front of the cameras) has been laughable. Oh! How they’re appalled at the pusillanimous BBC in the face


US-style democrats in action

On Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By David Rose The horrific torture of hundreds of people by Palestinian security forces in the West Bank is being funded by British taxpayers. An investigation by The Mail on Sunday has found that the forces responsible get £20million a year from the UK. The victims – some left maimed – are rounded up for alleged involvement with the militant Islamic group Hamas, yet many have nothing to do with it. Crackdown: Palestinian forces seize a man on the West


More on Erdogan at Davos

On Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By SELÇUK GÜLTA?LI BRUSSELS There are mixed reactions to what Erdo?an did in Davos while responding to the criticisms of Israeli President Shimon Peres. While some hailed him and his comments as “terrific,” others say Erdo?an is “easily provoked,” and should have behaved more in line with accepted diplomatic conduct. Professor Norman Finkelstein, a Jewish-American academic, says it was wonderful news what Erdo?an did, while Joost Lagendijk, the chairman of the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee said it was not good


Allan Nairn on Promoting Real Democracy

On Monday, February 2nd, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By Allan In urban areas with street crime the idealized figure of the honest cop has long been deeply popular, especially among children. Asked what he wants to be, a young boy in a poor household cries out, eagerly, “Polisi!,” and, on getting his ear twisted by an angry mother, amends, “Allright, I’ll be a doctor!” Actually, his chances of rising to doctorhood are slim — no spare money, no free education — but they may be greater than those


Society for the Revival of Satan-Worship Cancels Turkish Holiday

On Monday, February 2nd, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By Irit Rosenblum and Zohar Blumenkrantz, Haaretz Correspondent Israeli tourism to Turkey took a nosedive after Thursday’s incident at the Davos World Economic Conference, where Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan stormed off the stage after verbally sparring with President Shimon Peres over last month’s fighting in the Gaza Strip. Tourism officials are reporting massive cancelations of Turkish vacations booked for the Pesach holiday period and for this summer. Turkey is the single most popular foreign destination for Israeli tourists,


Bringing democracy to the Arab world.

On Monday, February 2nd, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH It’s no secret that several Palestinian Authority and Fatah officials in the West Bank would have liked to see Operation Cast Lead end with the removal of Hamas from power in the Gaza Strip. Of course, these officials are still not prepared to go on the record to express their displeasure over the failure of the IDF offensive to get rid of the Hamas regime. However, in private conversations over the past few days, many of


"Then there is the diplomatically explosive prospect that a European court could bring charges against American CIA and military operatives accused of torture anywhere in the world, or even indict former Bush administration officials for war crimes…. If European courts sense a reluctance on the part of American officials to act, analysts say, they could use that to justify bringing charges themselves."

On Sunday, February 1st, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By PAUL HAVEN MADRID, Spain (AP) — A Spanish judge’s decision to investigate seven Israeli officials over a deadly 2002 attack against Hamas that had nothing to do with Spain has renewed a debate about the long arm of European justice. Critics say Madrid should mind its own business, particularly since Spain is still struggling to address its own bloody past. Supporters argue that some crimes are so heinous that all of humanity is a victim and somebody has to


"We don't agree about launching the rockets and we are not launching the rockets," Al-Attar said after discovering the rocket launcher in his field. "But it's the only way for us to express our frustration." — Human Rights Watch to accuse unarmed farmers of War Crimes for speaking out of turn

On Sunday, February 1st, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By Dion Nissenbaum | McClatchy Newspapers ATATRA, Gaza Strip — Some time before dawn on Saturday, Palestinian militants apparently crept through northern Gaza Strip farmland ravaged by Israeli tanks, set up their rudimentary rocket launcher in Mahmoud Al-Attar’s potato patch and fled for safety long before the Qassam rocket smashed harmlessly in a field in southern Israel. Al-Attar was frustrated Saturday morning when he discovered the small metal launcher in his fields. Although Al-Attar didn’t want militants using his land



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