Dutch police to undergo mandatory circumcision and will expose their traumatized "members" in public

On Sunday, June 27th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

AMSTERDAM – A hidden-camera video showing Jews being harassed on the street in a Moroccan neighborhood of Amsterdam has led Dutch authorities to consider combating hate crimes with “decoy Jews” — undercover police officers wearing yarmulkes. Enthusiasm for the unusual idea is a sign of the ongoing tension between the Muslim minority and the rest of the Dutch population over issues of immigration and crime. The idea of using “decoy Jews” to detect and arrest bigots has been embraced by


Signs of intelligent life found in Canada

On Sunday, June 27th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By Thomas Walkom National Affairs Columnist Canada’s politicians are wary of criticizing Israel. So is much of Canada’s media. As a fringe group called Queers Against Israeli Apartheid found when they were banned from using their name in Toronto’s annual Gay Pride parade, the established order has little patience for those deemed overly critical of the Jewish state. That’s why My Name is Rachel Corrie, a play about an American pro-Palestinian activist killed by Israeli troops, was cancelled in Toronto


An unusual Israeli; an unusual person

On Sunday, June 27th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Dr. Nurit Peled-Elhanan is the mother of Smadar Elhanan, 13 years old when killed by a suicide bomber in Jerusalem in September 1997. Below is Nurit’s speech made on International Women’s Day in Strasbourg. Thank you for inviting me to this today. It is always an honour and a pleasure to be here, among you (at the European Parliament). However, I must admit I believe you should have invited a Palestinian woman at my stead, because the women who suffer


In a development that has scientists puzzled, the corpse of a deceased UN Secretary-General was resurrected

On Friday, June 25th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday voiced concern that an Israeli plan to raze 22 Arab homes to make way for an archaeological park in annexed east Jerusalem is “unhelpful” and against international law. Ban “is deeply concerned about the decision by the Jerusalem Municipality to advance planning for house demolitions and further settlement activity in the area of Silwan in East Jerusalem,” the secretary general’s spokesman Martin Nesirky said in a statement. “The planned moves


87 Senators Indicted for Running Congressional Prostitution Ring

On Friday, June 25th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Eighty-seven of the US Senate’s 100 members have voiced support for Israel’s right to self-defense in the face of threats from Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran, the Senate said Wednesday. The lawmakers wrote in a letter to President Barack Obama that they “fully support Israel?s right to self-defense. “In response to thousands of rocket attacks on Israel from Hamas terrorists in Gaza, Israel took steps to prevent items which could be used to support these attacks from reaching


UNRWA on the Blockade

On Friday, June 25th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

* All crossings must be open to allow reconstruction -U.N. * U.N. agency says Israeli easing not enough to rebuild By Marwa Awad CAIRO, June 21 (Reuters) – Nothing short of the full lifting of Israel’s blockade on Gaza would allow the territory to be rebuilt, the U.N. agency responsible for Palestinian refugees said on Monday, a day after Israel said it would ease its siege. Israel, which sealed off the coastal territory to prevent its Hamas foes from arming,