L'Autre Monde 23 avril 2009: Plus ça change, plus c'est pareil
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L'Autre Monde 23 avril 2009
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Émission du 23 avril 2009:
- Tour du monde de l'actualité avec la chronique des nouvelles internationales;
- La torture se pousuivra et ne sera pas punie sous Obama, quoi qu'on vous en dise;
- Dossier du Moyen-Orient: Israël, Iran et Gaza
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American daily newspapers cut 5,900 newsroom jobs in 2008, according to a survey from the American Society of News Editors.
The corporate media will whine and point fingers at the blogs, but the truth is that most political and news blogs would not exist if the media had done their job and reported the truth about what was going on with the government.
WRH would not exist if the corporate media had reported on the evidence I handed them proving that the FBI fraudulently manufactured Lisa Foster's recognition of the gun found with her husband's body. The evidence consisted of the FBI's own records and I handed this story, a story about a possible murder committed inside the White House itself, free of charge to NBC's Los Angeles News department, and was told (off the record) that anyone touching that story would be fired.
That was the reason I started my political web page which eventually became WRH, and frankly, it has been a huge cost and a pain in the ass most of the last 16 years.
But now time has caught up with the corporate media. As the general public comes to understand the extent of the US Government lies and the degree to which the corporate media aided and abetted those lies, people are turning to the blogs to get that which they cannot find at ABCNNBBCBS; the TRUTH!
So the liars are finally getting fired, and who will really mourn their fall?
Not me. I wish they had done their @#%ing job in the first place.
Congress is again making noises about bailing out the newspaper industry.
But the mainstream papers - other than a select few, such as McClatchy - were largely cheerleaders for the Iraq war, and covered up (or - as in the case of the New York Times - delayed for a year so the story would not effect elections) crimes like illegal spying on Americans.
Instead of bailing out lapdogs for the government and mouthpieces for the wealthy, how about giving seed money to alternative journalists who actually report the news without pulling punches?
Contrary to the image of a dangerous gun nut put out in the media in an effort to justify the burning of the church, official BATF records prove that David Koresch was rather harmless, so much so that the BATF agents invited him to go shooting with them just 9 days before they raided the church. Koresch supplied the ammunition. The BATF agents allowed Koresch to try out their weapons.
Sunday, April 19th, is the 16th Anniversary of the day the United States Government gassed a church full of women and children to death with a poison gas that is illegal to use in warfare.
The government claims the church members started the shooting. The photos prove otherwise.
The pilot who took the photos wishes (for the obvious reasons) to remain anonymous, but these photos are purported to be of an area near Camp Gruber-Braggs, Oklahoma in early April of 1995.
Clickfor full size (111K) picture. Side view showing the Ryder truck. All
other vehicles are covered. Note the all encompassing screens set up to
conceal the presence of the trucks and the outer screen set up to conceal
the entire compound.
Sunday marks the 14th anniversary of the bombing of the
But, but, but, yesterday you were telling us the tax protesters were all right-wing neo-nazi GOP extremist fanatics!!!!!!!!!!
Obviously the size of the tax protests took the government by surprise, and they are still continuing their pathetic attempt to transform the issue of excessive taxation and misappropriation of tax money into a partisan issue, to turn us against each other to save their own sorry asses.
What is amazing is the large number of useful idiots in the corporate media willing to play along!
Today American taxpayers in more than 300 locations in all 50 states will hold rallies -- dubbed "tea parties" -- to protest higher taxes and out-of-control government spending. There is no political party behind these rallies, no grand right-wing conspiracy, not even a 501(c) group like MoveOn.org.
So who's behind the Tax Day tea parties? Ordinary folks who are using the power of the Internet to organize.
Hundreds of anti-tax 'tea parties' have been held all over the
That's like saying we don't agree with your oppressive, unconstitutional despotism of our nation and to show our ire in no uncertain terms we're going to break public law and disrupt the peace so take that, nah- nah-ne-boo-boo. But don't worry because we'll put everything back when we're done as if nothing happened cuz we don't want any trouble!
Nobody doubts that a crisis is coming. But beware of letting government plants tell you where and when to turn violent, because if you let the enemy decide the field and the timing, you have already lost.
Leaderless resistance, non-violent non-cooperation, forcing the dictator to act like one where all the world can see it; these are the tools by which tyrants are brought down.
The Department of Homeland Security is warning "law enforcement officials" (jackbooted criminal types) about a rise in "rightwing extremist activity," but a footnote in this report by the Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis defines rightwing extremism as "including not just racist or hate groups, but also groups that (don’t miss this part) reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority." If I’m interpreting this correctly, this report is going after anyone who dares to question federal authority.
Repeat after me: "I love my taxes! I love my taxes! I love my taxes! I love my taxes! I love my taxes!"
The key guideline was a simple message: "A Record Turnout Is Expected." That's because studies by psychologist Robert Cialdini and other group members had found that the most powerful motivator for hotel guests to reuse towels, national-park visitors to stay on marked trails and citizens to vote is the suggestion that everyone is doing it. "People want to do what they think others will do," says Cialdini, author of the best seller Influence. "The Obama campaign really got that."
Which explains today's Gallup Poll that everyone LOVES the income tax, and the exhortations from the corporate media that the depression is over and "everyone" is buying stocks!
Purchases of guns and ammunition are surging across the country. Nearly four million background checks -- a key measure of sales because they are required at the purchase of a gun from a federally licensed seller -- were performed in the first three months of 2009. That is a 27% increase over the same period a year earlier, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
No one knows exactly what is behind the gun-buying craze. Some buyers say they are stocking up for themselves in anticipation of new gun-control laws, while others say they're worried about deteriorating public safety as the economy worsens.
The National Security Agency intercepted private e-mail messages and phone calls of Americans in recent months on a scale that went beyond the broad legal limits established by Congress last year, government officials said in recent interviews.
Several intelligence officials, as well as lawyers briefed about the matter, said the N.S.A. had been engaged in “overcollection” of domestic communications of Americans. They described the practice as significant and systemic, although one official said it was believed to have been unintentional.
This week the New York Times revealed that the National Security Agency has continued spying on Americans well into the Obama era, with government officials listening in on phone conversations and monitoring e-mails on a massive scale.
The National Security Whistleblowers Coalition (NSWBC) has obtained a copy of an official complaint filed by a veteran FBI Special Agent, Gilbert Graham, with the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (DOJ-OIG). SA Graham’s protected disclosures report the violation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in conducting electronic surveillance of high-profile
An article in The New York Times detailing new violations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act reports that in recent months the National Security Agency has been intercepting the communications of Americans on a scale going well beyond the broad legal limits established last year by Congress.
Even more shocking, the paper reveals that under the Bush administration the NSA spied on a member of Congress and sought to wiretap the lawmaker without a warrant.
Hey Congress; welcome to OUR world!
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A few redacted sections, but what is admitted to is that in addition to waterboarding, other tortures involved slamming prisoners heads into walls (which is proven to produce permanent neurological damage) and locking prisoners into small boxes filled with live insects.
This is the image of the
April 17, 2009
At the same time, Obama's attorney general offered the operatives legal help if anyone else takes them to court over the harsh interrogation methods that were approved by the Bush administration.
Parts of the four memos were blacked out, and past and present CIA officials had pressed unsuccessfully for larger portions of the documents to be kept secret. Some critics argued that the release of the memos would make the
Obama disagreed, saying in a statement, "Nothing will be gained by spending our time and energy laying blame for the past."
"But we can't wait to roll John Demjanjuk and his wheelchair onto a plane for
In Democratic legal circles, no attorney has been more pilloried than former Bush Justice Department official John Yoo, chief author of the so-called torture memos that Barack Obama last week sought to nullify.
But now President Obama’s incoming crew of lawyers has a new and somewhat awkward job: defending Yoo in federal court.
Next week, Justice Department lawyers are set to ask a
The suit contends that Yoo’s legal opinions authorized Bush to order Padilla’s detention in a Navy brig in
Obama gives government criminals a pass on torture
We shouldn't base the future on "hope."
Following the rule of law would be a better foundation.
Obama has decreed that where torture is concerned,
the rule of law is not worth pursuing.
The criminals who operated the
are being given a free pass.
"Just following orders"
Nothing could be more important than going after the criminals who engaged in torture in the name of the
Obama has decided to give them a pass.
Torture is immoral, it doesn't work and it puts Americans at risk.
The government officials who operated the torture program need to see the inside of a courtroom - and the inside of a jail.
... which means there are more torture methods still not revealed to the public.
The strangulation method shown in this video is NOT in the list of approved methods in the recently released torture memos. Therefore, we can conclude that there are still torture methods being used that are not yet known by the public.
The worst is yet to come.
The 2005 memo also says that the C.I.A. used waterboarding 183 times in March 2003 against Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the self-described planner of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
After 183 waterboardings, I would probably claim to have assassinated Lincoln, King, and Kennedy, and then shot down the Hiundenberg, Challenger, and
US President Barack Obama's decision not to prosecute CIA agents who used torture tactics is a violation of international law, a UN expert says.
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said during our exclusive interview Sunday on "This Week" that President Barack Obama will not pursue the prosecution of Bush-era officials who devised torture policy against detainees, as laid out in memos the Obama administration released this week.
"We are above the law!" -- Official White Horse Souse
Despite police claiming that an ambiguous section of the UK Counter Terrorism Act of 2008 would not outlaw taking photographs or film of police, a man was detained as a terror suspect this week simply for taking a photograph of a police car in order to document police misconduct.
62-year-old Malcolm Sleath, who is chairman of his local park society, saw a police car driving erratically down a North London park footpath, despite the fact that by law police are supposed to investigate on foot in such circumstances.
Austrian tourist who photographed bus and Tube stations says 'nasty incident' has put him off returning to
The owners of ground zero, locked in a new round of heated talks with a private developer about how and when to build office towers at the
Somali pirates have accused European firms of dumping toxic waste off the Somali coast and are demanding an $
The ransom demand is a means of "reacting to the toxic waste that has been continually dumped on the shores of our country for nearly 20 years", Januna Ali Jama, a spokesman for the pirates, based in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, said.
"We declare war on
Clearly President Obama could use some better advice on
Obama's rhetorical endorsement of Mexican policy is the culmination of a series of similarly supportive visits from high-level members of his administration, beginning with secretary of state Hillary Clinton last month.
The trips were hastily organised after Calderón began to react angrily in public at the growing number of voices in
Ex-Intelligence Directors and Attorney General Medina Mora Contradict Clinton and Calderon on Drug War
In 2006 “the CIA propagated that Al-Qaeda had made its base in
L'Érythrée, officiellement, l'État d'Érythrée, est un État indépendant de la Corne de l'Afrique voisin du Soudan à l'ouest
Are you flipping kidding me?!?!?
Is this the war the Pentagon and state department knuckleheads have decided is "winnable", without too many flag-draped caskets coming home?!?!
And believe me, this administration is hungry for a war - any war - to deflect public anger away from the the moral missteps it has made in not prosecuting the previous administration for lies and torture, and the economic missteps it has made with the bailouts of their cronies.
Security sources say
The Israelis fear
Custer Battles must face a multimillion-dollar lawsuit accusing the mercenary group of fraudulently billing the
Custer Battles was hired on a "cost-plus" basis, meaning it would be reimbursed for its actual expenses, plus 25 percent to cover overhead and generate a profit.
Overbilling Examples: Custer Battles provided two flatbed trucks for which it paid $18,000, but charged $80,000. It billed the coalition authority $400,000 for life-support generators that cost $74,000, and invoiced $12,000 for laundry services that cost $4,000.
Some might recall that these guys had a connection inside the Bush Whitehouse. Sometimes, they were paid with $100,000 cash bricks stuffed in gunny sacks
Custer said, "Battles is very active in the Republican party, and speaks to individuals he knows in the Whitehouse almost daily."
Israeli defense officials told the daily that the purpose of the drills was to ensure “interoperability” between the Israeli and American missile defense systems, in case
While the two allies have staged the Juniper Cobra exercise over the past five years, the Jerusalem Post said that this year’s drill will likely be “the most complex and extensive yet”, and will for the first time include the launch of interceptors.
Under the Symington Amendment to the 1961 Foreign Appropriations Bill, the United States Government is banned from sending aid to any nation with nuclear weapons who has not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Therefore, it is illegal for the Obama administration to send so much as a single penny to
The US Senate included a measure to restore full funding for foreign aid to the budget it approved late Thursday, increasing chances that the pool of money including assistance for Israel wouldn't be cut.
The $3.5 trillion document passed by the Senate includes a $4 billion boost to the foreign operations appropriation, bringing it up to the $53.8b. sought by President Barack Obama.
We are losing our homes and jobs and Obama shovels our money to
Everyone find your senator at www.comgress.org, CALL them (don't waste time with emails) and remind them that both the US Army and more recently the Guardian Newspaper in England have confirmed that Israel is in fact a nuclear power. Under the terms of the 1976 Symington amendment to the 1961 foreign appropriations bill, it is illegal for the US Government to give financial aid to any nation trafficking in nuclear enrichment or weapons technology outside of international controls. Israel has already been caught selling nuclear weapons technology it acquired from the United States to China! That constitutes trafficking by any definition of the word.
How DARE the United States government, at a time when Americans sleep in alleys and eat out of trash dumpsters, send even one thin dime of taxpayer money to a rogue nation that openly defies the United nations 65 times, and threatens its neighbors with illegal nuclear weapons!
Four times the entire cost of the Apollo Moon Program
And despite such obvious arrogance, the US Senate just sent
Realist Stephen Walt offers eight suggestions that a truly independent regime in
That our government will do none of these things proves we are a nation under occupation by a foreign power.
Which was exactly the situation back in 1776.
The new delivery to
More than that, it proves I was correct in predicting that the
"A Pentagon spokesperson confirmed to Amnesty International that "the unloading of the entire
The spokesperson had said the shipment was destined for a US pre-positioned munitions stockpile in
300 containers? That's a whole lot of military munitions.
One has to wonder what this particular shipment is being pre-positioned for by
In the dying days of the Bush administration, and a week before
Each container was 20-feet long with a total estimated net weight of 14,000 tonnes. The shipment reportedly reached
According to Amnesty International in the
As reported in Human Rights Watch,
"The unlawful use of white phosphorus was neither incidental nor accidental. It was repeated over time and in different locations, with the IDF "air-bursting" the munition in populated areas up to the last days of its military operation. Even if intended as an obscurant rather than as a weapon, the IDF's repeated firing of air-burst white phosphorus shells from
"The dangers posed by white phosphorus to civilians were well-known to Israeli commanders, who have used the munition for many years. According to a medical report prepared during the hostilities by the ministry of health, "[w]hite phosphorus can cause serious injury and death when it comes into contact with the skin, is inhaled or is swallowed." The report states that burns on less than 10 percent of the body can be fatal because of damage to the liver, kidneys and heart."
Your tax dollars at work, folks. The unquestioning
Revelations that in the first nine months of 2008
A statement from the Israeli defence ministry said arms exports to
The statement followed Israeli reports that the sale of a sensitive weapons system to
This "sensitive" weapons system was nuclear in nature (see article below), and together with this article proves that the United States KNOWS Israel is trafficking in nuclear weapons technology, which means the US Government KNOWS it is in violation of the 1976 Symington amendment regarding foreign aid to nations that refuse to sign the NNPT.
This has to be a misprint, right? We give billions to the wealthy ingrates of
Obama used the launch in his major address in
Many countries around the world certainly see hypocrisy in the Obama administration’s position on
The Home Front Command is preparing to hold the largest exercise ever in Israeli history, scheduled to take place in about two months, in hopes of priming the populace and raising awareness of the possibility of war breaking out.
The Israeli military is preparing itself to launch a massive aerial assault on
And there is, of course, one question which has to be asked, and which the author of this article completely ignores.
The Iranian military is preparing itself to launch a massive aerial assault on
Yeah, I swapped them. Did that seem to make the story more of a concern? If so, you are not being objective. If it is wrong for
"Veto! Veto! VETO!" -- Official White Horse Souse
“What would serve the Jew-hating world better as repayment for thousands of years of massacres but a nuclear winter? Or invite all those tut-tutting European statesmen and peace activists to join us in the ovens? For the first time in history a people facing extermination while the world either cackles or looks away have the power to destroy the world. The ultimate justice?”
–Professor David Perlmutter, writing in the Los Angeles Times, April 7, 2002
“We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at
An Israeli minister said there should be a time limit on any talks between the international community and arch-foe
"Look, we're in a rush to have the dumb schmuck Americans kill
In an Tuesday with
"I don't believe that Prime Minister Netanyahu would do that," Biden said. "I think he would be ill-advised to do that. And so my level of concern is no different than it was a year ago."
"So all you Iranian border guards and radar operators, you can take off early and go home because we're not coming to attack you , honest! After all, it's Passover and we would never EVER invade on a holiday the way those icky-pooo North Vietnamese did on Tet!" -- Tel Aviv.
Desperate enough to use one of their nuclear weapons on a US city and then blame
The timing of Saturday's Times of London article, which claimed that the Israel Defense Forces is training for an attack on
There can never be a deal that assuages
We have already been down this road before with
So, fool me once, and all that, but we need to stop paying attention to
The world has had a lot of fun laughing at the pronouncements of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who stands falsely accused of threatening to wipe
In contrast, Lieberman has threatened to wipe at least two countries,
"The climate in general... I don't know how to describe it.... the lives of Palestinians, let's say, are much, much less important than the lives of our soldiers," an infantry squad leader is quoted saying.
An Israeli military college has printed damning soldiers' accounts of the killing of civilians and vandalism during recent operations in
One account tells of a sniper killing a mother and children at close range whom troops had told to leave their home.
Another speaker at the seminar described what he saw as the "cold blooded murder" of a Palestinian woman.
The soldiers' testimonies also reportedly told of an unusually high intervention by military and non-military rabbis, who circulated pamphlets describing the war in religious terminology.
"All the articles had one clear message," one soldier said. "We are the people of
"Many soldiers' feelings were that this was a war of religion," he added.
"I still say we have the most moral army in the world. Of course there may be exceptions but I have absolutely no doubt this will be inspected on a case-by-case basis," he said.
Medical authorities say more than 1,300 Palestinians were killed during
The stated aim was to curb rocket and mortar fire by militants from
Would someone explain to me why it is a "duty" for the US Government to protect
"Duty" implies an obligation? What obligates the
I am sorry Ms. Rice, but the first duty of the United States Government is to take care of the people of the
George Bisharat has broken through in the Saturday New York Times with a devastating op- ed detailing
The New York Times will surely be flooded with letters. Please write your letter supporting Bisharat’s position today.
Letters to the editor should be under 150 words and include your name, address, and phone number(s) for verification purposes. Please send your letter to email@example.com today.
Ministry of Social Affairs in the Gaza Strip reported that the Israeli offensive against the Gaza Strip left 1500 children orphans, in addition to killing 437 children and wounding 1500 others.
Ahmad Al Kurd, Minister of Social Affairs, stated on Friday that the Israeli army targeted women and children, and it’s shelling targeted homes, hospitals, educational facilities and even mosques.
Apparently, along with his "comfort zone" regarding the use of white phosphorus munitions on unarmed civilians, the IDF Ethicist Eli Shermeister, considers this killing of women and children "fair fighting" on the part of the IDF.
Check out his comments on the
One has to wonder: just what Shermeister would consider "unfair fighting"?!?
Clearly, strengthening and extending the truce was the way to go. Ephraim Halevy, former head of Mossad, wrote recently that the Israeli government could have stopped the rocket attacks long ago by lifting the siege on
A fifth of Israeli exporters report drop in demand as footage of
Despite the best efforts of the American corporate media, the Israeli lobby, and compromised politicians, the true nature of
Now members of the IDF themselves are coming forward to admit that they committed war crimes. Soldiers have told the Israeli newspaper Haaretz that they were ordered to murder civilians without provocation. Haaretz has also revealed that the IDF prepares soldiers to kill civilians by openly condoning the killing of pregnant women and little children.
It is painfully ironic, watching the grandchildren of Holocaust survivors practicing ethnic cleansing against Palestinians, who somehow justifying their ethnic cleansing as their religious and moral "right".
Spanish National Court Judge Fernando Andreu says he will redouble his probe of seven top Israeli military and government officials for suspected “crimes against humanity.” He made the decision after determining that documents forwarded by the Israeli Embassy in
This is the guy who wants to bomb the
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon may not release the findings of a report he ordered into the Israeli war on
On Thursday, a spokesperson for Ban cast doubt on whether a report ordered into the three weeks of Israeli military operations in
"No. As I said, (the secretary general) is going to first examine the report and decide what to do about it then. This is a report directed to him," said spokeswoman Michele Montas, answering a question posed by a Press TV correspondent.
Ban must be compromised in some way.
The Israeli military attacked civilians and medics and delayed - sometimes for hours - the evacuation of the injured during the January war in
Physicians for Human Rights-Israel and the Palestinian Medical Relief Society yesterday said their findings showed Israel's military committed serious violations of international humanitarian law. In their 92-page report, compiled by five senior health experts from across the world, they documented several specific attacks, with interviews from 44 separate witnesses.
The United States (U.S.) Patriot Act is preventing Save The Children Norway from rebuilding schools in
"We are allowed to distribute emergency rations, such as food and water, but systematic relief efforts and rebuilding is blocked", according to Bjørn Lindgren, Save The Children's regional director for Europe and the Middle East, in a Klassekampen interview. "It is a terrible policy that keeps us from helping children."
The Union of Health Care Committees (UHCC) in
Finally is the issue of the tactics and weapons that were used. There is a lot of eye-witness evidence that prohibited targets were struck, including several UN buildings; that civilians were deliberately targeted in an act of vengeance, apparently; and that legally dubious weapons were used in contexts where civilians were exposed to them, such as phosphorous bombs and a weapon called DIME, which involves a very intense explosive power that makes surgical and medical treatment impossible. So there's a whole bunch of issues that together create quite an inventory of violations of the law of war as well as violations of the UN Charter.
Again, the evidence is clear, unequivocal, overwhelming, and conclusive that high-level Israeli government and military officials planned and willfully committed systematic crimes of war and against humanity of such gravity that justice demands they be held to account in an international court of law - either the ICC in the Hague or a special International Criminal Tribunal for Israel (ICTI).
The Israeli military has moved to deflect a mounting barrage of criticism over the deaths of hundreds of civilians during its 22-day offensive in
The public relations drive by the Israeli Defence Force has been given impetus by allegations made by some soldiers that permissive rules of engagement failed to protect civilians.
But the corporate media no longer has a monopoly on the flow of information. The high ground in the war for the minds of the world is here in the blog-o-sphere.
White hot flaming rumors incinerate a
There has been talk in the Western Press the past week of President Obama’s intention to keep the embargo on
"DO WHAT WE WANT, OR WE STARVE YOU!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse
The Palestinian Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip reported on Sunday that three patients died in
Palestinian families in east
“I have not seen my family for more than 3 years due to the Israeli blockade and continued closure of Rafah border crossing but thanks to technology, I can see them through webcam and talk to them via microphone but I really hope to see them face to face and that the crossing which is the only exit for the Gazans to the outside world be open forever, so that we can cross in and out whenever we want; now we are prisoners and we really aspire to freedom of movement”, Ahmad Dallol, Gaza resident said while setting on his PC chatting to his family, currently residing in UAE.
The Palestine News and Information Agency, WAFA, reported on Wednesday morning that Israeli soldiers kidnapped 17 Palestinians after the army invaded a number of villages and cities in the occupied
Eleven were kidnapped from a village near Jenin, three from Qalqlia city, seven from
Israeli forces have shot dead a demonstrator in clashes with Palestinians who were protesting the separation barrier in the
On the land a road will be constructed linking the three illegal settlements, He noted that “this decision aims at to construct a three kilometer road to link the Israeli illegal settlement of Shilo, and the illegal settlement outposts of Hayovel and a second known locally as the “Qaryut” outpost.
So says a confidential EU report revealed on March 7 by The London Guardian's Rory McCarthy. It accuses
A major military operation took place today in Haris between 2am and 5pm. Around 15 jeeps, 2 border police jeeps and vans belonging to Israeli Intelligence Shabak entered Haris and arrested around 150 people including large number of minors.
A new UN report exposes a bit of misinformation peddled by the
The report, prepared by human rights investigator Richard Falk, confirms that Tel Aviv was indeed the party that violated the Egyptian-brokered six-month truce in
Tel Aviv has previously resorted to sonic boom attacks on the Gazans for weeks on end, causing psychological disorders for thousands of Gazans -- mainly children.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip reported on Sunday that three patients died in
Palestinian fighters in
Fighters from the Islamic Jihad exchanged fire with 10 Israeli soldiers east of the city of
There have been no comments from the Israeli army but reports indicate that the fifteen minute shootout wounded five Israeli soldiers.
…or so the Jewish state had hoped…
Throughout its history,
The Swedish national pension fund AP7 is the latest institution to follow the socially responsible investment example of Dutch ASN Bank by excluding the French transportation giant Alstom from its portfolio. Alstom was excluded because of the company's involvement in