July '06 Archive
07-31-06 - Gaza teenager killed by Israeli shelling A two-year-old child was also wounded in the same strike, hospital officials said. Earlier Monday another Palestinian man, 32-year-old Yussef Maghari, died of wounds he sustained during a July 19 Israeli air raid on the Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza.
07-31-06 - 15 disabled children killed in Qana Mr Hariri, who presides over several charitable organisations, said several families had already been evacuated towards the city of Sidon but some families of the handicapped had wanted to stay.
07-31-06 - Lebanese soldier killed by Israeli naval fire A Lebanese soldier was killed and three wounded by Israeli naval fire north of the port city of Tyre, police have said, while Israeli war planes went into action despite a pledge to halt air raids temporarily.
07-31-06 - Air strikes shatter pause as Israel starts new ground assault The 48-hour pause in bombardment announced by Israel to allow civilians to leave southern Lebanon was interrupted within hours of its start yesterday when the Israeli military launched three air strikes at targets near the border.
07-31-06 - Press photographer Wael Ladiki carries a elderly woman, name not given, Monday July 31, 2006, after she spend a week in a basement of the southern town of Bint Jbail
07-31-06 - ICRC alarmed by disrespect for humanitarian law after Qana bombing "Issuing advance warning to the civilian population of impending attacks in no way relieves a warring party of its obligations under the rules and principles of international humanitarian law,"
07-31-06 - Lebanese plead for help in shattered border town Many residents and refugees spoke of the horror they endured in the shelters, hearing explosions nearby and Israeli warplanes overhead. Exploding artillery shells could still be heard in the distance on Monday.
07-31-06 - Environmental 'crisis' in Lebanon The United Nations Environment Programme (Unep) has expressed its "grave concern" about oil pollution in Lebanese coastal waters.
07-31-06 - Lebanon ceasefire calls mount as world protests at Israeli raid Calls for such a ceasefire were echoed around the world
07-31-06 - Israel responsible for Qana attack; war crimes on both sides: HRW The watchdog organization said its researchers have been in Lebanon since the onset of the current hostilities on July 12 and have documented dozens of cases in which Israeli forces have carried out indiscriminate attacks against civilians.
07-31-06 - Iran, Palestine Sign Mou On Agricultural Cooperation Palestine seeks Iran's support in scientific, educational and technical sectors, he said adding that the MoU underlines reconstruction of a veterinary center in Nablus and promotion of research on agricultural products in Palestine.
07-31-06 - India sends medical aid to war-torn Palestine India on Monday released 2.2 billion dollars worth of medicines for war-torn Palestine with its junior foreign minister handing over a symbolic packet of anaesthetics and cancer drugs to the Palestinian representative in New Delhi I think they may have mistakenly put 2 'billion' dollars because further down in the article 2 'million' dollars is cited as the figure.
07-31-06 - Lebanon asks UN for international probe of Qana "Some of us are tired of listening to a kind of self-righteous discourse about self-defense," Mitri said. "We have heard ad nauseum that in wars mistakes are committed." But he said there was "a pattern of behavior" in repeated Israeli actions against Lebanon. "You are all aware that none of those aggressions achieved its stated aim," he added.
And you can bet John Bolton will NOT be championing THIS Lebanese investigation at the UN. Bolton serves ISRAEL and when Israel does the killing, watch how fast this hypocrite backpeddles.
07-31-06 - The children went to sleep believing they were safe. And then Israel targeted them as terrorists "The first bomb hit at about 1.15 am and only about six or eight people ran out of the house,'' said Khalil Bourji, a 54-year-old neighbour. "There was smoke everywhere but just as the smoke cleared a second bomb landed. The people who did this, the Israelis, are devils.''
07-31-06 - Killings at Qana Ghazi Adibbi says the two families, like many others left behind, didn't have the money to flee to safe havens in the north. "They were just farmers and couldn't leave their fields,"
This photo I came across at Yahoo News seems to depict Kevin Sites himself helping rescue an elderly Lebanese woman in Qana.
07-31-06 - Israel rejects ceasefire calls after Qana outrage
07-31-06 - Nissan's Ghosn signs off on aid for Lebanon victims Japanese car maker Nissan Motor Co. said on Monday it would donate $200,000 to help displaced victims of the conflict in Lebanon, the ancestral home of Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn.
07-31-06 - Armed Settler Militia Harrass Farmers in Beit Ummar
07-31-06 - Lebanese army stops Israeli helicopters landing The Lebanese army opened fire on Israeli helicopters trying to land near a town in the Bekaa valley, preventing them from setting down, Lebanese security sources and witnesses said.
07-31-06 - Hizbullah's attacks stem from Israeli incursions into Lebanon Since its withdrawal of occupation forces from southern Lebanon in May 2000, Israel has violated the United Nations-monitored "blue line" on an almost daily basis, according to UN reports. Hizbullah's military doctrine, articulated in the early 1990s, states that it will fire Katyusha rockets into Israel only in response to Israeli attacks on Lebanese civilians or Hizbullah's leadership; this indeed has been the pattern
07-31-06 - Top Republican asks Bush to push for immediate Lebanon ceasefire Chuck Hagel - I bless thee.
07-31-06 - Qana villagers refute IDF claims building fell hours after strike Witnesses at the scene corroborated the IDF claim that the strike on the building, which is located in the Hariva neighborhood of Qana, was carried out at 1:00 A.M. After the initial strike, some of the building's residents exited in an attempt to survey the damage, in effect saving themselves. A few minutes later, IAF planes struck the building once again, causing the walls to collapse on the residents who did not vacate, killing them in the process. Arab media began reporting on the incident after dawn Sunday, approximately seven hours after the strike. The reports did not note, however, that the building collapsed a short time prior to Arab journalists' arrival on the scene.
07-31-06 - US arms flight diverted from Scotland after cabinet protest Two US cargo planes believed to be carrying bombs bound for Israel were kept from stopping over in Scotland because of protests in the British cabinet, the BBC said. Most countries do not unconditionally support Israel the way we do. Then again, most (with the exception of Canada and Australia) do not have such a powerful Israeli lobby.
07-31-06 - Lebanese return to devastation in Beirut suburb "If my wife were to die, I could marry another," he said, laughing with his spouse. "If I were to die, she could marry again. But dignity, you can't recover that."
07-31-06 - Senate panel puts off Bolton vote to September Sen. Charles Schumer (news, bio, voting record) on Sunday said he doubts Democrats this time would be able to muster the 41 votes in the 100-member Senate needed to block the nomination. The New York Democrat also said he was reviewing his own position, after voting last year to block him, because Bolton has been a "staunch and very good defender of Israel" at the United Nations
I'm sorry but, what about AMERICA?
07-31-06 - Aid Group, Islamic Relief, to Send 85 Tons of Urgently Needed Humanitarian Aid to Lebanon; Airlift to Leave Salt Lake City Tonight The cargo plane will be carrying essential aid items supplied by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, such as medical supplies, hygiene kits, powdered milk, baby formula, and hand soap
07-31-06 - Israel keeps up pressure Israel vowed yesterday to keep up its military offensive against Hezbollah, as one of the country's senior generals said the air strike that killed four unarmed peacekeepers, including Canadian Major Paeta Hess-von Kruedener, at a United Nations post on Tuesday was deliberate but accidental. Deliberate AND accidental? What kind of BS are they trying to pull now?
07-31-06 - A photograph of a Lebanese girl is seen in the rubble of a mosque that was hit in an Israeli missile strike in the village of Qana
07-31-06 - A Lebanese man inspects a bus that was destroyed on a road between the Lebanese and the Syrian checkpoints
07-31-06 - Hamas: Abducted soldier still in Gaza Mashaal stressed that the Palestinian people had the "right?to exchange the soldier, which was captured in a military campaign."
07-31-06 - Israeli contravention of international law: delaying ambulances at all costs amid myriad excuses
07-31-06 - Christian sixteen-year-old Elie and his mother inspect their destroyed home in Jiyeh, south of Beirut
07-31-06 - Annan's secret call to Straw The UN secretary general rang Mr Straw hours after Britain and the US blocked a call for an immediate ceasefire at the Rome summit, and a day after Israel bombed a UN monitoring position, killing four observers.
07-31-06 - Deported MP attacks 'outrageous' treatment by Israeli officials "We had raised money for a children's library and nursery at a refugee camp in Ramallah and the women were due to check on the progress of these badly-needed projects
07-31-06 - White flags, not a legitimate target Time after time, Israel strikes at civilian homes and civilian vehicles attempting to flee the besieged southern border zone, killing families without any military objective in sight.
07-31-06 - A US leader in his second term should have the power to rein in Israel. But George Bush is no ordinary president By giving these weapons to Israel, the US government is, in effect, stating that all its military actions are being pursued in the cause of legitimate self-defence, American interests and world peace. The US also becomes morally complicit in Israel's murder of civilians. The diplomatic cover this provides is indispensable.Since 1972 the US has used its veto in the UN security council on 40 occasions to prevent the passage of resolutions that sought either to defend the rights of the Palestinians or to condemn the excesses of Israel's government.
07-31-06 - Israeli jailed for refusing to fight in Lebanon "He said this war is against his moral values," said Ishai Menuchin, 48, a spokesman for Yesh Gvul, a group whose Hebrew name means "There is a limit".
07-31-06 - Bush Stance May Be Backfiring The Bush administration may have badly miscalculated in insisting that any Mideast cease-fire be tied to long-term objectives. As the toll on Lebanese civilians has soared, even moderate Arab governments have turned into U.S. critics, and Hezbollah's support has climbed across the region.
07-31-06 - 'How can we stand by and allow this to go on?' And there was no doubt of the missile which killed all those children yesterday. It came from the United States, and upon a fragment of it was written: "For use on MK-84 Guided Bomb BSU-37-B". Israel and its lobby here in the US have made sure that America is one of the most hated countries on earth.
07-31-06 - Iran likens Israelis to Hitler after attack on Qana
07-31-06 - IDF says it may not be responsible for Qana deaths "Just because we bombed the building doesn't mean the collapse had anything to do with us! The two events are totally unrelated. And you're a filthy anti-Semite if you dare suggest otherwise, too!" They must be fresh out of bullshit, folks. It would be increasingly difficult to pin this one on any ghost 'militants' like they have in the past (in Palestine).
07-31-06 - Iraqi VP accuses Israel of 'massacres' Iraq's vice president on Monday accused Israel of carrying out "massacres" in Lebanon, the strongest criticism yet of the Jewish state by a top official of the U.S-backed Iraqi government.
07-31-06 - Raise readiness, Assad tells Syrian Army
07-31-06 - Is the US Encouraging Israel to Attack Syria? According to Sunday's Jerusalem Post, IDF officials have been "receiving indications from the United States that the U.S. would be interested in seeing Israel attack Syria."
07-31-06 - Jordan sends aid convoy to Palestinians The convoy, which consists of 12 truck comprising 750,000 package of milk, is the second batch of the donations presented by the Jordanian Ministry of Education and the Jordan Armed Forces to the Palestinian people, Abbadi said.
07-31-06 - U.N. scraps meeting about Mideast troops The United Nations on Monday scrapped a meeting of nations that might contribute troops to help stabilize south Lebanon, a decision that reflected the deep divisions among key nations on how to end the three-week war between Israel and Hezbollah.
07-31-06 - Canadian Christian-Jewish dialogue threatened over divestment motion Jewish delegates to the Canadian Christian-Jewish Consultation have ruled out participating in a September meeting if the United Church passes a motion calling for their church to direct its investments away from support for Israel?s defense forces.
07-31-06 - Ad demands immediate cease-fire A U.S. Jewish group sponsored a full-page ad in The New York Times demanding an immediate end to the violence in the Middle East.
07-31-06 - Ethiopian Jews face more conflict in Israel Ethiopian Jews who fled their country recently seeking refuge in Israel are being forced to spend their first weeks living underground as rockets land in northern Israel.
07-31-06 - The true passion of Mel Gibson? Drunken tirade turns anti-Semitic After Mee filed his eight-page report, he was told by his superiors that it was too "inflammatory," would incite a lot of "Jewish hatred" and that the situation in Israel was "way too inflammatory," according to tmz.com's managing editor, Harvey Levin....Sheriff Lee Baca told reporters that "there is no coverup" in the case. His department has launched an internal investigation, which also will probe who leaked Mee's original report to tmz.com.
07-31-06 - The futility of force - Senior army officers have begun to accept that military power might never win a war again Military force can no longer guarantee victory, certainly not in the conflict Israel and its western allies say they are engaged in - the "war on terror", as the Bush White House calls it, or the "long war", as the Pentagon now prefers.
07-31-06 - The Return of the Neocons The Israeli blitz may not have succeeded in cleaning out Hezbollah from the southern precincts of Lebanon, but it will almost certainly accomplish the expulsion of the "realists" from the councils of state and put the neocons back in the saddle in Washington.
07-31-06 - As efforts gain steam for cease-fire, Israel Lebanon differ on the details The United States tends to side with Israel; most of the international community sides with Lebanon. And here's why.
07-31-06 - CNN anchor takes Israeli spokeswoman to task
07-31-06 - Is Hizbullah winning by losing? Israel destroyed Lebanon over the abduction of two soldiers - who are never even mentioned anymore. Israel may win the battle but she has clearly lost the war. And all of the propagandizing in the world isn't going to change that.
07-31-06 - ABC kids news angers Jewish group
07-31-06 - Former U of T professor detained in Israel once 'questioned for 60 hours'
07-30-06 - Israeli air strike kills 54 civilians An Israeli air strike killed 54 civilians, including 37 children, on Sunday, prompting Lebanon to tell U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice she was unwelcome in Beirut and fuelling world pressure for a ceasefire.
07-30-06 - Israel suspends bombing after deadly Lebanon raid The announcement of the suspension of air strikes was made after Rice held talks throughout Sunday with Israeli leaders Condi knows how to lay down the law with Israel. The problem is, she rarely does.
07-30-06 - A rescuer carries the body of a toddler victim of an Israeli air raid on Qana
07-30-06 - 'They found them huddled together' It was an unremarkable three-storey building on the edge of town. But for two extended families, the Shalhoubs and the Hashems, it was a last refuge.
07-30-06 - Lebanese children bear scars of Israel's high-tech firepower "I found a nine-month-old boy called Yussef Nisr wrapped in blankets in the rubble. I carried him outside toward the ambulance. And when I unwrapped him his body suddenly turned black from the contact with oxygen."
07-30-06 - Annan tells UN Council to demand Mideast truce But a dispute continued over paragraphs calling for the "immediate suspension of offensive actions from both sides" and the "immediate cessation of hostilities," which the United States opposes
07-30-06 - Israel presses ahead with second front against Palestinians With world attention focused on Lebanon, Israel has pursued its second front against Palestinian militants, levelling two houses and wounding five people in the Gaza Strip a day after killing two militants in the West Bank.
07-30-06 - A civil defense worker carries a body of a young Lebanese child recovered from the rubble of a demolished building that was struck by Israeli war plane missiles
07-30-06 - A Red Cross member carries a body after an Israeli air raid in Qana
07-30-06 - Civil Defence workers carry a blanket with the bodies of two children recovered from under the rubble of a demolished building that was struck by Israeli war plane missiles 2
07-30-06 - Lebanese Red Cross volunteers carry a stretcher with the bodies of two children recovered under the rubble of a demolished building that was struck by Israeli war plane missiles
07-30-06 - Gaza in darkness; quickly running out of water
07-30-06 - A civil defense worker carries the body of Lebanese child recovered from the rubble of a demolished building that was struck by Israeli war plane missiles 3
07-30-06 - Israeli settlers and soldiers beat several Palestinians and make arrests in Hebron
07-30-06 - An Israeli soldier writes messages for the recipients of these shells
07-30-06 - Slaughter at Qana: Just Arabs, Never Mind In other words, if the Lebanese are so stupid as to remain in their country, or they have no means of escape, unlike the upper classes and elite, they deserve to be killed. After all, they are only Arabs, hardly worth a fingernail.
07-30-06 - AAI Condemns Israeli Attack on Qana; Criticizes Bush Administration's Tacit Green Light to Israel "Today's attack on Qana, which took the lives of 57 civilians, including 37 children, was tragically not unexpected," said AAI President James Zogby. "Not unlike a similar 1996 attack on Qana, massive and indiscriminate attacks on the south of Lebanon are bound to result in such massacres."
07-30-06 - Iran forces urged to prepare to hit Israel
07-30-06 - CAIR Demands End to Israeli 'Terror' After 57 Civilians Killed
07-30-06 - U.N. council: 'Shock' over Lebanon deaths But the presidential statement, adopted unanimously by the 15-member council in an emergency session, stopped short of condemning the Israeli airstrike Sunday....U.S. Ambassador John Bolton opposed any condemnation of the attack. John Bolton does not advocate the best interests of the American people. He is a shill for Israel and should step down.
07-30-06 - Lebanon's PM thanks Hizbollah Israel has managed to unite the Arab world - against them. This is why she will never know peace. The lives of Arab children DO matter, contrary to what most Israelis evidently believe.
07-30-06 - Kuwait to give Lebanon 800 million dollar aid package
07-30-06 - US urges restraint after Qana But I bet our government won't be canceling any jet fuel or bomb shipments to Israel. It's what happens when a government is under the influence.
07-30-06 - Not welcome in Lebanon, Rice heads home Monday Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said he did not want her to come to his country for planned meetings on Sunday, saying that after Israel's air strike, he could not hold any talks on resolving the crisis before an immediate ceasefire.
07-30-06 - Iran agency retracts story on Israel revenge call Iran's conservative Fars news agency on Sunday quoted the head of the Revolutionary Guards as telling his troops to prepare for revenge on Israel, but later withdrew the story.
07-30-06 - The "Human Shield" LIE Exposed they engage in a twisted racist and depraved cost/benefit analysis wherein they choose to KILL HUNDREDS of innocent Arab civilians by using overwhelming arial force rather than risk dozens of Israeli military lives.
07-30-06 - Israeli soldiers arrest five Palestinians and loot shops in Qalqilia
07-30-06 - Jordan sends aid convoy to Palestinians I really don't understand why EVERYONE ELSE but Israel has to pay for the damage that Israel has done to both Lebanon and Palestine? They are never held accountable for their actions and this reinforces their belief that they are above the law.
07-30-06 - Where Are The Suicide Bombers? "The big problem that Israel has got right now is that its behavior is generating the next generation of suicide bombers," said Robert Pape, the author of "Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism."
07-30-06 - Protests follow deadly Israeli air strike
07-30-06 - Air raid hits Syria border One person was wounded when three missiles slammed into the last customs building at the crossing point, digging craters in the middle of the road, they said.
The passageway was closed by the strike.
07-30-06 - Hezbollah vows to punish Israel Hezbollah warned on Sunday it would punish Israel for the deaths of at least 51 civilians in Israeli air raids on the village of Qana, saying the Jewish state had to accept the consequences of its "massacre".
07-30-06 - Irish refused bombs sent to Prestwick airport
07-30-06 - US 'arms' flights, headed for Israel, avoid Scottish airport We are giving Israel the bombs to kill Lebanese children. Hey, I bet they only 'hate us for our freedom'.
07-30-06 - Lebanese hold a candlelit vigil in memory of at least 56 people - more than half of then children - who were killed Sunday
07-30-06 - Global outrage greets Israel 'war crime' in Qana Israel's air strike on the Lebanese village of Qana sparked global outrage, with the UN Security Council deploring the deaths and Arab and Muslim leaders and thousands of livid protesters in the Middle East branding the assault a war crime
07-30-06 - Analysis: A second Qana Massacre? a UN investigation reported in May 1996 that the deaths at the Qana base were unlikely to have been the result of an accident as claimed by the Israelis.
07-30-06 - Reporters describe carnage at Qana The BBC's Jim Muir said that for some of the rescuers, experienced as they were, the emotional impact of finding so many dead children in the ruins was too much.
07-30-06 - Fresh ground assault on Hizbullah villages
07-30-06 - Blair hardens line on Israel after cabinet criticism Downing Street slapped down the former foreign secretary Jack Straw, who at the weekend condemned Israeli action as disproportionate and likely to undermine support across the Middle East.
07-30-06 - How can 'terrorism' be condemned while war crimes go without rebuke?
07-30-06 - India expresses outrage over Israel's 'continued irresponsibility' Expressing deep condolences to Lebanese government and the people over the tragic incident, New Delhi condemned Israel's "continued irresponsible and indiscriminate bombing of Lebanon and ignoring calls for restraint".
07-30-06 - Charity staff deported from Israel "We are very shocked that this should happen again. The delegation's visit was discussed at length with the Israeli Embassy in London and details of the participants and their itinerary were provided to the Embassy as requested. "The women had gone to develop links between the citizens of Birmingham and the citizens of Ramallah and were due to meet Palestinian women and children's organisations.
07-30-06 - Israeli-Canadian professor accused of spying released
07-30-06 - Down the Memory Hole - Israeli contribution to conflict is forgotten by leading papers
07-30-06 - Iran stops students travelling to join Hezbollah
07-30-06 - In Congress, concern over Lebanon threatens to overshadow terrorism bill The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which pushed both bills strongly, said the main thing now was passage of one or the other. Aren't you glad that AIPAC speaks for us hard-working taxpaying American citizens? Because that's who Congress bows down to. Not us.
07-30-06 - Seattle gunman angry over Iraq, Israel policy
07-30-06 - In land of Jesus, Christians struggle Sa'adeh and other Christians need a special pass from the Israeli government to leave the West Bank and visit their churches in Jerusalem. Nisreen Kunkar, who handles public relations for Beit Jala, has been unable to visit the home of her in-laws in Jerusalem, although she has been married for years.
07-30-06 - The 'logic' of Israel-apologists
07-29-06 - Israelis kill two Palestinian militants
07-29-06 - Israel bombs Gaza tunnels, sends back troops two Palestinian men wounded during an Israeli raid on Thursday have died, hospital sources said Saturday. One of them was hit by an air raid in the northern town of Beit Lahiya, and the second by a tank shell that struck his home in Gaza City.
07-29-06 - 2 Indian UN peacekeepers wounded in southern Lebanon Two UN peackeepers from India were wounded Saturday in an Israeli airstrike near their border post in southern Lebanon.
07-29-06 - Israel won't ask Hizbollah to disarm Israel will not demand the immediate disarming of Hizbollah as part of a deal to end the fighting in Lebanon, a senior Israeli official said on Saturday.
07-29-06 - Israel strikes on Gaza continue Israel is keeping up its offensive on Palestinian targets in the Gaza Strip, with air strikes on a suspected arms factory on Saturday.
07-29-06 - Israel rejects U.N. request for cease-fire Israel on Saturday rejected a request by the U.N. for a three-day cease-fire in Lebanon to deliver humanitarian supplies and allow civilians to leave the war zone.
07-29-06 - 'We suffer together, we leave together'
07-29-06 - Abbas calls for unconditional release of Arab prisoners "Even before the capture of the Israeli soldier, there was talk of my meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to discuss the release of Palestinian prisoners," Abbas told reporters after meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in the northern city of Alexandria.
07-29-06 - Israeli missile hits Gaza City There was no immediate report of any casualties.
07-29-06 - Two Palestinians wounded in Israeli airstrike on northern Gaza Israeli warplanes fired at least one missile into a house of a member of the Palestinian leftist Popular Resistance Committees in Beit Hanoun, said the witnesses, adding that at least two people were wounded.
07-29-06 - Senior Hamas, Fatah leaders plan forming new party
07-29-06 - Mother and her six children killed in Israeli Lebanon raid The seven members of the Kharakeh family were crushed to death along with another man under the rubble of their two-storey house which was destroyed in the Israeli raid close to the town of Nabatiyeh in central Lebanon....Six civilians were also killed in an Israeli air raid on four houses in the border village of Ain Arab in southeast Lebanon....rescue workers say dozens more civilians, including a large number of children, are still buried underneath the rubble of houses destroyed in Israeli air strikes around Tyre
07-29-06 - Saudi transfers 46 million dollars to Palestinians, holds talks with Abbas Abu Rudeina said Abbas "thanked King Abdullah for his ongoing material and political support for the Palestinians, most recently his decision to provide 250 million dollars for reconstruction in the Palestinian territories."
07-29-06 - Nasrallah says Rice mission to serve Israel Hizbollah's leader said on Saturday that U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice aimed to impose conditions on Lebanon and serve Israeli interests in her mission to end war between his group and Israel
07-29-06 - Lebanon oil slick 'worst environmental disaster' in Med The Mediterranean is threatened by its worst ever environmental disaster after Israel's bombing of a power plant in Lebanon sent thousands of tonnes of fuel gushing into the sea, the environment minister charged.
07-29-06 - Syria denounces call for international Lebanon force "The international force proposed by (US Secretary of State) Condoleezza Rice... will occupy southern Lebanon and it, instead of Israel, will be charged with eradicating the Lebanese national resistance,"
07-29-06 - Bush renews call for multinational force for Lebanon
07-29-06 - Lebanese in US worry over safety of kin in border village
07-29-06 - Israel not looking for Syria fight, but still getting ready
07-29-06 - First seaborne delivery of US aid arrives in Lebanon
07-29-06 - Israeli paratroops learn to respect Hezbollah fighters "Yesterday afternoon after lunchtime they started attacking. It's suicidal -- they run towards the entrance of the house (containing Israeli troops) and other people shoot at the house. They try to run in and drag them (Israelis) out," said Jonathan.
07-29-06 - Let it again be said: Not all Jews support Israel's policies
07-29-06 - Lebanese victims of Israeli raids buried with no tears "There are no relatives. Virtually all of them have not been claimed by their families because of the attacks,"
07-29-06 - ANALYSIS: U.S. not talking to its enemies Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., suggested U.S. support for Israel was coming at the expense of U.S. relations with Muslims and Arabs.
07-29-06 - Hizbollah demands halt to "aggression" "They send the Israelis smart bombs and they send us blankets. If it was up to me, I wouldn't let this ship dock here. I would dump this stuff in the sea," said a Lebanese soldier watching U.S. relief goods being unloaded in Beirut.
07-29-06 - Protests in European capitals against Israeli assault in Lebanon Thousands of people demonstrated in Berlin, Bern and Paris, brandishing placards and shouting anti-Israeli slogans in protest at its offensive in Lebanon.
07-29-06 - Israel-bound US arms flights set to land in Britain
07-29-06 - Israel raid closes key crossing An Israeli air strike has closed the main border crossing from Lebanon into Syria, witnesses and officials say.
07-29-06 - Israel denies freedom of religion by again preventing most Palestinians from entering Al Aqsa
07-29-06 - Settler Vandalism Caught on Tape
07-29-06 - Bishop Riah, Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem, on crisis in the Middle East As I write to you, I am preparing to leave with other bishops for Nablus with medical and other emergency supplies for five hundred families, and a pledge for one thousand families more.
07-29-06 - AIPAC's Hold AIPAC continues to enjoy deep bipartisan backing inside Congress even after two top AIPAC officials were indicted a year ago for allegedly accepting and passing on confidential national security secrets from a Defense Department analyst
07-29-06 - The Straw To Break The Lapdog's Back
07-29-06 - Palestinian camps safe for Lebanese refugees 'We are one nation with the same plight ... and our plight is caused by the Israelis,'
07-29-06 - PM's daughter protests Gaza killings
07-29-06 - Lebanon part of 'war on terror', says Bush
07-29-06 - Israeli government confiscating 215 dunams of Palestinian land between Hebron and Bethlehem for Wall
07-29-06 - Mid-East crisis could push oil to $125
07-29-06 - Unarmed in the Crossfire U.N. troops in southern Lebanon are literally and figuratively trapped between the two sides.
07-29-06 - Two women, divided by war, united in fear
07-29-06 - My journey on the highway of fear with families who lost everything
07-29-06 - Israelis withdraw from Hizbollah border stronghold Footage has also emerged of the increasingly widespread use of cluster munitions in areas with civilian inhabitants. Concern has been further heightened by the delivery to Israel by the US of at least 100 GBU-28 'bunker-buster' bombs containing depleted uranium warheads for use against targets in Lebanon.
07-29-06 - Cabinet in open revolt over Blair's Israel policy
07-29-06 - The Lies Israel Tells Itself (and We Tell on Its Behalf)
07-29-06 - Lebanese president gives full backing to Hezbollah Lahoud said he believed the UN strike was a deliberate attack, a response to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's plea two days earlier for Israel to exercise restraint.
07-29-06 - Blasts in Baghdad as US faces stiffer Shiite resistance Bomb blasts echoed around Baghdad as sectarian death squads pursued their bloody work and the US military warned it was facing stiffer opposition in previously cooperative Shiite areas. Because of the Israel-Hezbollah conflict?
07-29-06 - Humanitarian aid piles up in Beirut No aid trucks have been hit, but artillery shells fell within hundreds of yards of convoys from the international Red Cross That is an outright lie by the Associated Press. Israel also managed to hit this IRC ambulance BULLSEYE on the cross.
07-29-06 - Lebanon water shortage will threaten lives-U.N.
07-29-06 - Canadians protest PM's stance on Mideast crisis
07-29-06 - Another theft at Defence HQ A large chunk of highly confidential defence data on foreign navies, particularly Israel, new-found nuclear ally USA and neighbour Pakistan, was allegedly leaked to fellow conspirators abroad by sacked IAF officer S L Surve that compromised the country's counter-plans meant for the next 20 years.
07-29-06 - Hagel Decries U.S. 'Crisis Diplomacy' in Mideast Hagel's views on the Middle East are not in keeping with those of many other members of Congress or the Bush administration Yeh. It looks like he is speaking up for American interests, not those of AIPAC.
07-29-06 - Antiwar Candidate Backs Israeli Strikes The anti-Iraq War challenger in Connecticut's upcoming Democratic primary has issued strong statements backing Israel's military operations in Lebanon, but his campaign boosters are being painted as anti-Israel by supporters of Senator Joseph Lieberman.
07-29-06 - CAIR Condemns Attack on Seattle Jewish Center
07-28-06 - Two killed as Israel ends deadly two-day Gaza incursion Also killed during the two-day operation in the densely populated area were, among others: a baby, two toddlers, three teenagers and a 75-year-old woman. The army said that it had killed "25 terrorists".
07-28-06 - Ambulance team finds residents bodies killed in Israeli shelling of Gaza
07-28-06 - Nour lost her sister and mother during an Israeli warplane strike on her house
07-28-06 - Israel backed by army of cyber-soldiers Israel?s Foreign Ministry must avoid direct involvement with the campaign but is in contact with international Jewish and evangelical Christian groups, distributing internet information packs. Propaganda alert, folks.
07-28-06 - Situation for civilians in southern Lebanon unacceptable: ICRC The International Committee for Red Cross has condemned the situation of thousands of people trapped by war in south Lebanon as unacceptable and said Israel must do more to spare civilians.
07-28-06 - Hezbollah rocket hits Israeli hospital
07-28-06 - LEBANON-SYRIA: Palestinians still stranded on Syrian-Lebanese border
07-28-06 - Hezbollah politicians back peace package European Union officials said Friday the proposals form a basis for an agreement, increasing the pressure on the United States to call for a cease-fire
07-28-06 - Iran again insists no arms, money for Hezbollah Asefi, however, said the real issue was "why the United States backs this Zionist regime and its crimes of killing young and old innocent people."
07-28-06 - Palestinians at the Ain el-Helweh refugee camp, near the southern coastal city of Saida, distribute aid to people who fled border villages in south Lebanon These people have very little, but they give all that they can because they know what it is like to be refugees. They even gave to Americans who became refugees because of Hurricane Katrina.
07-28-06 - A woman injured in an Israeli attack, Muntaha Shaito, 38, cries after hearing that her mother's dead body was still inside a van in the road since the attack
07-28-06 - Israel's secret war: the humanitarian disaster unfolding in Palestine
07-28-06 - UN calls for humanitarian truce The UN humanitarian chief has called for a 72-hour truce between Israel and Hezbollah to allow aid into southern Lebanon and casualties to be removed.
07-28-06 - Israel ends deadly Gaza operation
07-28-06 - Israel to raze homes on Gaza border The YNet news website quoted an unnamed senior officer in the army's southern command as saying the aim was to "clean" a 1km wide strip of land.
07-28-06 - Israeli bombs kill 13 in Lebanon Warplanes repeatedly bombed hill villages near the southern port of Tyre and hundreds of artillery rounds crashed across the border from Israel, killing 10 people, including a Jordanian. Three people died in air strikes in the eastern Bekaa Valley, Lebanese security sources said.
07-28-06 - Lebanese want protection from Israel
07-28-06 - DFAT unable to warn convoy of danger The DFAT spokesman says the Department understands that a German journalist travelling in the convoy "had been in regular contact with the IDF".
07-28-06 - Bush apologizes to Blair over bombs sent to Israel
07-28-06 - Orthodox Jews participate in an anti-Israel rally in front of the Israeli consulate
07-28-06 - Mother, Children Escape Lebanon
07-28-06 - Guns in the Closet At home in a town in southern Lebanon, a Hezbollah fighter waits to be called to action.
07-28-06 - One dead, 5 hurt in Seattle Jewish centre shooting Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle Vice President Amy Wasser-Simpson told the Seattle Times in a story on its Web site that a man got through security at the building and shouted, "I'm a Muslim American; I'm angry at Israel," then began shooting. Why would this guy feel the need to say such a thing, particularly the first part?
07-28-06 - Oxfam blasts 'hand-wringing' Bush-Blair Mideast talks
07-28-06 - US earmarks 10 million dollars for Lebanese army
07-28-06 - Former US secretary of state urges ceasefire talks Christopher further warned that as the underdog in the continuing strife, Hezbollah "continues burnishing its reputation within the Arab world," while every day the US supports further Israeli violence "our already tattered reputation sinks even lower."
07-28-06 - Iran's the war culprit, says Bush
07-28-06 - Lebanese set aside differences to help
07-28-06 - Israel Charged with Systematic Harassment of U.S. Marines General R.H. Barrow charged that Israeli troops were deliberately threatening the lives of Marines serving as peacekeepers in Lebanon. There was, he wrote, a systematic pattern of harassment by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) that was resulting in "life-threatening situations, replete with verbal degradation of the officers, their uniform and country."
07-28-06 - War freezes judicial work, including Hariri probe
07-28-06 - Anger in India over Israeli war on Lebanon Irrespective of their religion, Indians are reacting with fury after seeing on television the near-total destruction of southern Lebanon that had rebuilt itself after decades of civil war.
07-28-06 - Clash reported outside controlled mosque in Jerusalem Israeli police used stun grenades to disperse hundreds of Arab youths who were trying to gain access to the Al Aqsa Mosque for Friday prayers, police said. No injuries were reported.
07-28-06 - Syrians see spirit of warrior Saladin in Hezbollah leader
07-28-06 - One Hundred peaceful demostrators protest Wall in Al-Khader
07-28-06 - US 'outrage' over Israeli claims The US state department has dismissed as "outrageous" a suggestion by Israel that it has been authorised by the world to continue bombing Lebanon.
07-28-06 - Former Canadian professor is not a Hezbollah spy, says son Falah said Israeli officials accused his father of taking photos of Israeli military installations for Hezbollah, adding that there was "supposedly a military antenna" in one of the shots. He has not been charged.
07-28-06 - Israel's Vietnam syndrome by Patrick J. Buchanan Then there is the danger the Shia of Iraq will, in solidarity with their co-religionists in Lebanon, turn on the Americans for the blank check Bush gave the Israeli Air Force to work its will in Lebanon.
07-28-06 - UN observers leave Israel-Lebanon border
07-28-06 - The "hiding among civilians" myth So the analysts talking on cable news about Hezbollah "hiding within the civilian population" clearly have spent little time if any in the south Lebanon war zone and don't know what they're talking about. Hezbollah doesn't trust the civilian population and has worked very hard to evacuate as much of it as possible from the battlefield.
07-28-06 - Made in the UK, bringing devastation to Lebanon - the British parts in Israel's deadly attack helicopters
07-28-06 - Bush and Blair lay out Lebanon plan but warn Tehran
07-28-06 - Israelis continue to back strong military response Israel Defense Forces First Sergeant Rafael Ezra has little sympathy for civilians killed by Israeli attacks. "I think they need to choose better where they live." Generations of people who have been raised to believe that they are above the law. And why shouldn't they? Has Israel ever abided by international law? Who has repeatedly blocked any punitive action as a result? This has only reinforced this notion of supremacy. And it has rubbed off on our government.
07-28-06 - Lebanon: Are the Yanks Coming?
07-28-06 - Washington risks a wider conflict While previous administrations, despite commitment to the strategic alliance with Israel, kept at least some distance in earlier crises, the US under George W Bush immediately adopted Israel's primary war aim. ....There are signs of a rapprochement between radical Sunni and Shia factions which could rebound massively on the US
07-28-06 - Tide of Arab Opinion Turns to Support for Hezbollah The Saudis were putting the West on notice that they would not exert pressure on anyone in the Arab world until Washington did something to halt the destruction of Lebanon, Saudi commentators said
07-28-06 - Bush aims for rapid Lebanon force
07-28-06 - On a Red Cross mission of mercy when Israeli air force came calling They have already attacked two Lebanese Red Cross ambulances in Qana, killing two of the three wounded patients inside and injuring all the crew - a clear and apparently deliberate breach of Chapter IV, Article 24 of the 1949 Geneva Conventions
07-28-06 - Straw slams Israel's use of 'disproportionate' violence Mr Straw said Mr Howells was right to tell the Israelis: "If you want to go for Hezbeollah, go for Hezbollah, don't go for the whole Lebanese nation."
07-28-06 - Lebanese refugees, who fled their homes due to the Israeli offensive, sleep in a public park turned into a shelter for displaced people in Beirut
07-28-06 - A fishing harbour in Byblos, north of Beirut, is covered with oil
07-28-06 - Israeli government confiscating 215 dunams of Palestinian land between Hebron and Bethlehem for Wall Official sources in the Palestinian Office of the Public Land Defense Committee announced Thursday that the Israeli government will confiscate another 215 dunams of land for the Wall. This time the site is between northwestern Hebron and southwestern Bethlehem.
07-28-06 - Krauthammer?s "Morality" Most folks, when they start defending Israel's every bad deed, lose their moral compass pretty quickly. Always remember, not all Jews support Israel's behavior.
07-28-06 - Israel to deploy Patriot missiles near Tel Aviv
07-28-06 - In Israel's sights, Lebanon truckers face death In Lebanon, everyone's guilty, according to Israel.
07-28-06 - As the shells fall around them, Hizbullah men await the Israelis
07-28-06 - Mideast conflict blamed for rise in anti-Semitic incidents Katz is skeptical that anti-Semitism is on the rise, saying comments against the actions of Israel could be interpreted as anti-Semitic. "If you criticize the state of Israel, you will be referred to as being anti-Semitic," said Katz.
07-28-06 - 100,000 Whiners for War Crimes
07-28-06 - U.S. plans $4.6 billion in Mideast arms sales An equal opportunity arms dealer, we are.
07-28-06 - Russia's list of terrorist organizations does not include Hamas or Hezbollah The Russian Federal Security Service's top official in charge of fighting international terrorism, Yuri Sapunov, said Hamas and Hezbollah were not a major threat to Russia and were not regarded as terrorist groups worldwide.
07-28-06 - Support sagging for Canada's Conservatives: poll "It's reasonable to speculate that some of the softening of Conservative support, at least in Quebec, may be linked to Canada's alignment with the U.S. foreign policy (on Israel), coupled with major investments in military capabilities," he said.
07-28-06 - Al Raja Palestinian Dance Troupe to Perform in New York July 30-31
07-28-06 - Israel's actions might provoke a revolt of Iraqi Shiites
07-28-06 - Israel has a long history of abusing the United Nations
07-28-06 - Congress to E.U.: List Hezbollah as terrorist The letter to Javier Solana, the top E.U. foreign official, was dated July 29 and initiated by Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.).
07-27-06 - Israel kills 5 in Gaza Those who died on Thursday included a 75-year-old woman, whose house was hit by a missile or shell. Medical workers said two civilians, aged 16 and 23, were killed in an air strike.....a 12-year-old boy was killed by a bullet that witnesses said was fired by an Israeli tank near the town of Jabalya in northern Gaza. The killing in Palestine continues. Women and children are being massacred by Israel there too.
07-27-06 - A Palestinian buries the body of 5 year-old Mariea Okal, after she was killed together with her mother and sister when an Israeli artillery shell hit their house
07-27-06 - As world focuses on Lebanon, Gaza stinks While US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said it was "important to end the Gaza crisis", on the morning that eight Palestinians, including a three-year-old girl, were killed by Israeli strikes, international crisis talks in Rome were to focus on Lebanon...."I've been here for three years and don't think I've ever seen people suffering so much," said UN humanitarian officer Stuart Shepherd.
07-27-06 - Oil spill adds to Lebanon's agony Along Lebanon's sandy beaches and rocky headlands runs a belt of black sludge, 10,000 to 30,000 tonnes of oil that spilled into the Mediterranean after Israel bombed a power plant...."We have never seen a spill like this in the history of Lebanon. It is a major catastrophe,"
07-27-06 - Lebanon to sue Israel for "barbaric destruction" - PM Israel already beat them to the punch.
07-27-06 - Mysterious wounds from Israeli shells in Gaza Ismail el-Sawaferi's lower legs, torso and face are splattered everywhere with flecks of burn. His thighs and abdomen are heavily bandaged. The 17-year-old said he was standing in a group attacked from the air.
07-27-06 - Israel calling up 30,000 reserve soldiers Asked whether entire villages should be flattened, he said: "These places are not villages. They are military bases in which Hezbollah people are hiding and from which they are operating." Thousands of civilians are believed trapped in the border villages, according to humanitarian officials. International Red Cross spokesman Hisham Hassan said their teams that have visited border villages under heavy bombardment, have found families hiding in schools, mosques and churches, or huddled together in homes they hope will withstand the barrage
07-27-06 - Israeli Justice Minister: IDF Entitled to Kill Everyone in South Lebanon Bush again embraced Israel's effort in Lebanon today - even after the Justice Minister's comments.
07-27-06 - US blocks Security Council move to condemn Israeli attack on UN post The United States blocked the U.N. Security Council from issuing a statement that would have condemned Israel's bombing of a U.N. post on the Lebanon border, in which four military observers were killed.
07-27-06 - UN body censures Israel for treatment of Palestinians, urges transfer of money A UN body condemned Israel on Thursday for imposing "severe restrictions" on Palestinians and demanded that Israel transfer tax revenues owed to Palestinian authorities
07-27-06 - Gaza residents fear Israeli army wake-up call The agriculture college had not been bombed by 1230 GMT, two hours after the broadcast
07-27-06 - Canadian wife of UN observer bombed in Lebanon blames Israel "The building was clearly marked. Their vehicles are clearly marked. They are clearly marked as UN. So why were they firing on that base ... Why did they bomb the UN site?"
07-27-06 - Health minister says 600 civilians killed in Israeli offensive on Lebanon Up to 600 civilians are believed to have been killed in the Israeli offensive in Lebanon, with 382 confirmed dead and the rest either known to be buried under the rubble of buildings or missing, the health minister told The Associated Press on Thursday.
07-27-06 - Blair to tell Bush: we need a ceasefire
07-27-06 - The call that tells you: run, you're about to lose your home and possessions The warnings, which sometimes are followed by an Israeli attack and sometimes not, are happening as Israel continues its latest invasion of the Gaza Strip. Four people were killed and dozens injured yesterday as Israeli tanks patrolled residential areas to the east of Gaza City. Twenty-five people were killed on Wednesday.
07-27-06 - Israel targets the Palestinian governmental institutions
07-27-06 - Israel warplanes strike Lebanon, kill five One policeman and two civilians died when Israeli attacks ripped along the Bekaa, an AFP photographer said. Two other people, a man and a woman, died when the southern village of Kafra was bombarded, police said.
07-27-06 - Norway 'Nazi cartoon' irks Israel Israel's ambassador to Norway has complained to press regulators about a cartoon showing Israeli PM Ehud Olmert as a Nazi concentration camp commander
07-27-06 - Proposed resolutions note civilians The resolutions, all currently in committee, follow on frustration expressed last week by a number of lawmakers that a resolution supporting Israel failed to call on all sides to protect civilians.
07-27-06 - The turbulent march of history past Beirut woman's window A vivid memory still stencilled into her head came in 1976 when militiamen massacred Shiites, Druze and Palestinian refugees in the nearby Karantina camp, now closed. "A boy whose voice had not even broken kept pleading: 'Don't kill me'. They dragged him off to the corner of the street and shot him," she says. "I can still hear his voice in my head, begging for his life, as they dragged him off."
07-27-06 - Hezbollah names tied to AMIA bombing Hezbollah - it's everywhere you need it to be.
07-27-06 - Israeli police discover body of missing settler in W.Bank
07-27-06 - Little Relief - Humanitarian supplies finally begin to trickle into southern Lebanon, but local leaders say they?d rather have peace. "America sells bombs to the Israelis," he says, "so they can drop them here. And tell me, what did (U.S. Secretary of State) Condoleeza Rice do? There is something more important than food and water now, and that is peace." Kevin Sites of Yahoo! reports from on the ground in Lebanon.
07-27-06 - Court Victory for Bil'in More than a decade after the confiscation, settlements began to be built, following a typical pattern of settlement expansion, whereby, first, Palestinian land is declared State property and then eventually given out to Israelis.
07-27-06 - Security Council expresses shock at bombing The United States, Israel's closest ally, insisted on dropping any condemnation or allusion to the possibility that Israel deliberately targeted the U.N. post Tuesday in the town of Khiam near the Lebanese-Israeli border....Wang told reporters he remains frustrated at the difficult negotiations on such an important issue, and said this would definitely affect "working relations" in the council on other issues, including Iran. While he named no names, it was clear that Wang's frustration was aimed at the United States. Read that quote again.
07-27-06 - Howard asks Israel to keep Australians safe He says Mr Olmert called him to express his thanks for Australia's diplomatic support.
07-27-06 - Fox News Says Hezbollah 'Certain' To Nuke Major City Following the ceaseless bombing of Lebanon, Fox News has gone thermonuclear in its mission to drive fear into the hearts of Americans by insisting that Hezbollah's use of a nuclear device in a major US or Israeli city is inevitable and that only increased surveillance of Americans can stop it.
07-27-06 - Lawmakers form pro-Israel caucus A bipartisan slate of lawmakers is forming a pro-Israel caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives. Yes, I was just thinking minutes ago - we need another pro-Israel group in Congress. We really lack these kinds of things.
07-27-06 - It was August of 2005, war plans for Iran drawn up by Cheney One year before Hezbollah abducted the Israeli soldiers, Cheney's plans to attack Iran were being drawn up
07-27-06 - 98 per cent of Gaza?s children experience or witness war trauma - Queen?s study
07-27-06 - Analysts: Lebanon conflict could widen "Some analysts believe that the prospect of open war between Syria and Israel grows more likely the longer the current conflict continues," The moment the neocons have been waiting for.
07-27-06 - Al-Qaeda vows to avenge Israel onslaughts on Lebanon, Gaza Al-Qaeda second in command Ayman al-Zawahiri has vowed that the network would carry out attacks against Israel and its US backers to avenge the Israeli offensives against Lebanon and the Gaza Strip.
07-27-06 - First payments to Palestinian health workers under Temporary International Mechanism
07-27-06 - Diplomatic divide over Lebanon crisis widens At the United Nations in New York, China warned the United States that its opposition to a statement condemning an Israeli attack on a U.N. post in Lebanon that killed four observers could jeopardize U.N. negotiations on Iran's nuclear ambitions.
07-27-06 - Israel's Man at the UN The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) calls Bolton "one of Israel's truest friends in the world."....Bolton is a longtime member of the advisory board of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, which has offices in Washington and Jerusalem....Senate staffers investigating Bolton found that Bolton prevented a State Department memo accusing Israel of violating U.S. arms-export laws from reaching the desk of then-Secretary of State Colin Powell....In December 2005 the Zionist Organization of America honored Bolton with its annual Defender of Israel Award. I fail to see just exactly what this man has done for AMERICA at the UN.
07-27-06 - 9/11 Nablus - First, Destroy the Archives "Passports, birth certificates, family information, identity records--all the kinds of information that an interior ministry would keep are all gone. These documents were used not only by Palestinians, but also by UNICEF and other agencies and foreigners who came to the ministry to do research," ....The Israeli military also attacked the Ministry of the Interior in Gaza earlier this month, and recently, journalist Amira Hass reported in Haaretz newspaper on a new Israeli clamp down to stop Palestinians in exile and the non-Palestinian spouses of Palestinian residents in the West Bank from entering the country.
07-27-06 - Bombs shatter the quiet lives of working-class Lebanese
07-27-06 - Christian Right Steps Up Pro-Israel Lobbying That's great. I'm glad these folks LOVE Israel and want to bring on this Armageddon. But do they HAVE to take the REST OF US with them? Why not just MOVE TO ISRAEL and be done with it? End of story.
07-27-06 - Israeli military to investigate itself over UN killings Uhh..ok.
07-27-06 - Hizbullah seen as tougher foe than expected
07-27-06 - Israeli strikes may boost Hizbullah base "This support for Hizbullah is by default. It's due to US and Israeli actions,"
07-27-06 - Abbas hints at Gaza captive deal
07-27-06 - Only Hizbullah can defend against an Israeli invasion "The Israelis are radicalising Lebanon, even liberal democrats like me. I took part in last year's demonstrations against Syria. I was a critic of Hizbullah. Now I cannot help but support Hizbullah's fighters who are defending our country."
07-27-06 - Tying the hands of the United Nations "The Americans are always obstructive at the UN unless there is something they want." An example was the expected UN resolution on Iran's nuclear programmes, which the US strongly supports.
07-27-06 - Israel claims 'green light' for war Israel insists it has been given the green light from the world to press on with its deadly assault on Lebanon and called up more troops, after suffering its biggest single-day military loss in the conflict.
07-27-06 - Lebanon arrests 40 'Israel spies'
07-27-06 - Britain to allow US flights carrying bombs to Israel their hazardous contents, The Times said. It said that the diplomatic row was more about procedure than principle, and quoted an unnamed senior government official saying flights through Prestwick "will be allowed to continue".
07-27-06 - Americans Showing Isolationist Streak, Poll Finds
07-27-06 - Aid groups fear UN deaths fallout "As a result of this incident, drivers and truck owners are losing confidence in UN assurances,"
07-27-06 - Belgian couple to accuse Israel of war crimes
07-27-06 - Caritas Jerusalem provides enhanced first aid kits to 23 physicians in Gaza
07-27-06 - Iranian president wants Lebanon cease-fire Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for a cease-fire in Lebanon and criticized U.S. policy in the Middle East on Wednesday, saying Washington wants to "recarve the map" of the region with Israel's help
07-27-06 - Senator: Israel's reaction 'excessive'
07-27-06 - Woman Recounts Escape From Lebanon "At one point, we just said, 'That's it. We're going to die.' And I don't want my family back home to know that. And I kept (the fear) away from them."
07-27-06 - Israel nixes major U.N. role in Lebanon Dan Gillerman also said Israel would not allow the United Nations to join in an investigation of an Israeli airstrike that demolished a post belonging to the current U.N. peacekeeping mission in Lebanon. Four U.N. observers were killed in the Tuesday strike...His refusal to conduct a joint investigation will be a slap to U.N. officials, who have specifically sought to partner with Israel to investigate the bombing.
07-27-06 - Ground invasion ruled out - for now
07-27-06 - Woodbury Architecture Students Envision Peaceful Gaza Kelly and fellow Woodbury architecture student Daniel Schrobilgen have created designs for a light rail station and other infrastructure in Rafah City along the war-torn Gaza Strip.
07-27-06 - News bias in The Associated Press
07-27-06 - Door slams hard on any who would criticize Israel Palestinians have a right to a viable state, and a lot of Jews agree with that. Innocent people in Lebanon, site of recent Israeli missile strikes, have a right to live and not be bombarded with disproportionate force that can be seen as military-supported terror.
07-27-06 - Analysis: Bush foreign policy struggling Strong support in Congress for Israel is further complicating efforts to find common ground with allies. Here's why Congress 'support's Israel. And again.
07-27-06 - America - an Orwellian Nightmare Our politicians fall all over themselves to please a foreign nation. George Washington is rolling in his grave.
07-27-06 - Anger in the Arab World
07-26-06 - Palestinian medics prepare for burial the body of Shahd Okal, 8 months at the morgue of Kamal Edwan hospital in Beit Lahiya
07-26-06 - Palestinian boys sit around the body of three-year-old Palestinian girl Baraa Habib during her funeral in Gaza City.
07-26-06 - A relative looks at the bodies of Shahd Okal, 8 months, right, and her sister Maria, 5, at the morgue
07-26-06 - Israel kills 23 Palestinians in Gaza including at least 11 militants, three children and a handicapped man....Medics said two girls, one an infant, died when a tank shell struck a house near Jabalya....A three-year-old girl was killed earlier in the day.
Nearly 75 people were wounded, including a cameraman for Palestinian television. Six were in a critical condition
07-26-06 - Babies among dead on Gaza front line
07-26-06 - Israel's heaviest losses fuel doubts over strategy the city of Tyre was hit in a major Israeli air strike. Sixteen people, including six children, were injured when a seven-storey building that had been used as a Hizbullah community centre collapsed
07-26-06 - Nine Israelis killed in Lebanon Nine Israeli soldiers have been killed in fierce clashes with Hezbollah militants in south Lebanon.
07-26-06 - UN calls for Mid-East ceasefire
07-26-06 - Israeli strike hits lorry carrying aid An Israeli air strike on Wednesday hit a lorry carrying medical and food supplies donated to Lebanon by the United Arab Emirates, killing its Syrian driver and wounding two others, security sources said.
07-26-06 - Israeli Sisters Need Donations For Life-Saving Surgery The sisters, Janna and Halla Awad, are Arab Israeli Muslim. They are currently at Holtz Children's Hospital in Miami
07-26-06 - Israel troops 'ignored' UN plea The UN report says each time the UN contacted Israeli forces, they were assured the firing would stop.
07-26-06 - Siniora's agony over Lebanon's plight "Is the value of human life less than in Lebanon than that of citizens elsewhere? Are we children of a lesser God? Is an Israeli teardrop worth more than a drop of Lebanese blood?"
07-26-06 - 'Why do they give weapons to Israel and food to us?' "Is he just trying to fatten us up before he gives Israel bigger bombs to kill us?" Stunning hypocrisy.
07-26-06 - Marines in Lebanon remember '83 bombing they were ordered back after Christian militiamen allied with Israel massacred hundreds of Palestinians in the Sabra and Chatilla refugee camps in Beirut. The Marines, along with British, French and Italian troops, were expected to provide a modicum of order to help the fragile Lebanese government get on its feet.
07-26-06 - Weeks of war to come, says Israeli general "But the shelling started in the morning and went on until after 7pm. You cannot imagine the anguish of the unarmed men and women peacekeepers who were there."
07-26-06 - A Nigerian U.N. employee, his wife and five Lebanese people were buried when the bomb flattened their home Three of the five Lebanese were removed, including the body of a child
07-26-06 - Palestinian territories need urgent humanitarian aid: UN envoy UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland said Tuesday that the United Nations needs 250 million dollars immediately to keep offering services and humanitarian needs in the Palestinian territories.
07-26-06 - EU donates five million euros to WFP for Palestinian lands
07-26-06 - Many Americans stuck in southern Lebanon "I tell you honestly, from my heart, I love everyone. I don't care their religion or their belief," Tehfi said. "But I don't understand what I saw. It was a massacre. It was a massacre."
07-26-06 - Analysis: U.S. charts own Mideast course "We wanted a cease-fire, an immediate cease-fire," Saniora said, with Rice and others at his side. "The more we delay the cease-fire, the more we are going to witness (that) more are being killed, more destruction and more aggression against the civilians in Lebanon."
07-26-06 - Lebanon receives EU aid promises, UN delivery, Jordanian aid The world continued its mobilisation to aid war-smashed Lebanon, as the European Union promised tens of millions of dollars, the United Nations sent a convoy of trucks to the south of the country and Jordan began flying in medical help.
07-26-06 - China presses UN council to condemn Israeli attack Chinese U.N. Ambassador Wang Guangya agreed even before formal deliberations began, however, to soften his draft text by deleting a call for an immediate end to the fighting in Lebanon and a reference to the "apparently deliberate targeting" of U.N. troops by Israeli forces.
07-26-06 - Britain to protest US use of airport to send missiles to Israel British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett is planning to make a formal complaint to the United States over the alleged use of a Scottish airport as a staging post for the transport of missiles to Israel.
07-26-06 - Israel using chemical weapons: doctors Killed by Israeli air raids, the Lebanese dead are charred in a way local doctors, who have lived through years of civil war and Israeli occupation, say they have not seen before.
07-26-06 - Rogue elements blamed for UN attack "Clearly there are rogue elements on both sides of the border. There is a rogue element in the Israeli military machine and it's about time the world called a spade a spade and recognised that element has been there for several years and continues. This guy will be out of a job for saying that, no doubt.
07-26-06 - CAIR Asks Bush to Protect Americans Under Attack By Israel U.S. citizens trapped in S. Lebanon describe horrific scenes
07-26-06 - International criticism follows deadly Israel raid on UN post "There were 14 other Israeli firings close to this position by the Israeli side, and the firing continued during the UNIFIL rescue,"
07-26-06 - Israel army collecting bodies of Hezbollah
07-26-06 - China demands apology after Israel kills UN worker "The Chinese side ... demands that the Israeli side open a comprehensive investigation, apologize to the Chinese side and the victim's family and help the Chinese side in carrying out the mourning activities,"
07-26-06 - Putin and Ahmadinejad discuss Mideast crises
07-26-06 - Hezbollah Captures 2 Israeli Soldiers The militant group Hezbollah captured two Israeli soldiers during clashes Wednesday across the border in southern Lebanon This was the original article from the Associated Press. Were those soldiers captured in Lebanon, or Israel? According to the author of this article, it was Lebanon.
07-26-06 - On visit to U.S., Iraqi leader takes heat for Israel comments "The Israeli attacks and airstrikes are completely destroying Lebanon's infrastructure," Maliki said in remarks reported by the New York Times. "I condemn these aggressions and call on the Arab League foreign ministers' meeting in Cairo to take quick action to stop these aggressions. We call on the world to take quick stands to stop the Israeli aggression."
07-26-06 - Bombardment hits Lebanon's children hard Children account for more than a third of the hundreds of people killed and half of the 700,000 displaced by the conflict, a spokeswoman for the U.N. Children's Fund UNICEF said.
07-26-06 - Mideast fighting rises to new pitch UNIFIL has a history of being fired on by the Israeli military dating back to its inception in 1978. Several UNIFIL soldiers were killed and wounded in the 1980s and 1990s by Israeli tank fire, artillery shelling, and airstrikes against their positions and convoys.....In April 1996, Israeli artillery shelled the UNIFIL Fijian battalion's headquarters, killing more than 100 Lebanese who were seeking shelter there during an earlier Israeli offensive against Hizbullah. In January 2004, a French OGL officer was killed by an Israeli tank shell
Evidently, UNIFIL has been in their sights before.
07-26-06 - Israeli unions do little to help the Palestinians How Canadian labour can truly help Palestinians
07-26-06 - Palestinians Open Checkpoint by Laying down on Settler Road
07-26-06 - Israel lifts closure on W.Bank
07-26-06 - Could U.S. Troops End Up in Lebanon? This would be a disaster. We should STAY OUT OF IT. This is NOT 'our war'.
07-26-06 - Hamas ministers get partial salaries
07-26-06 - 'Luck' saves UN officer from Khiam blast US ambassador John Bolton says Israel insists it was an "operational mistake".
07-26-06 - Time won't help Israel disarm Hizbullah Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz as much as admitted his contempt for noncombatant immunity when, according to Israeli army radio on July 24, he ordered the destruction of 10 multistory buildings in the Shiite-inhabited suburbs of Beirut for every rocket hitting Haifa.
07-26-06 - Hundreds march for peace to Israeli embassy "The media is trying to portray this as a proportional conflict, when really what we see is one of the biggest militaries in the world -- that being Israel -- bombarding mostly a civilian population in Lebanon,"
07-26-06 - Palestinians in Gaza worry about becoming the 'forgotten war'
07-26-06 - Lebanese cope, once again, amid the ruin of war Up to 750,000 people have been driven from their homes as Israeli shelling has destroyed electricity and water supplies
07-26-06 - Lebanese Americans flee conflict zone Many houses in Chihin had been bombed, she said, and the Israelis also dropped leaflets telling the residents to leave their homes. "But when a group of people tried to escape, they bombed the cars. They had to gather up the children's remains in plastic bags,"
07-26-06 - Ceasefire is the only option Vanessa Redgrave
Unicef special representative
07-26-06 - Tel Rumeida Birthday Circus
07-26-06 - Time for an immediate ceasefire in Lebanon
07-26-06 - Frustration as summit fails to end conflict A US state department official travelling with Ms Rice denied the US had been isolated, a view disputed by other sources at the conference It's what happens when you have a government that is under the influence.
07-26-06 - 'The troops thought: this guy's got balls'
07-26-06 - Congress Cautioned On Support of Israel The vast majority of folks in Congress are beholden to AIPAC or Israel. This is the definitive proof.
07-26-06 - 'When it is over, the IDF will have to take a good look at itself'
07-26-06 - The case of the USS Liberty: anatomy of an Israeli provocation
07-26-06 - Five Myths That Sanction Israel's War Crimes
07-26-06 - Lebanon: Winners and Losers What an Orwellian nightmare America has turned out to be; Black is white, Up is down, Israel is a democracy deserving of our unconditional support. Our politicians fall all over themselves to please a foreign nation. George Washington is rolling in his grave. Is this what he fought for? Is this the America that those ragtag 'rebels' envisioned? Hardly. If that is so, then they never would have fought at all. America was supposed to be INDEPENDENT. Clearly, it is not. How much more does one have to say or do to get this message through to the American public at large?
07-26-06 - Ceasefire quickest solution to Mideast bloodshed: think tank
07-26-06 - Shocked at Israeli atrocities? Don't be.
07-26-06 - Precise Destruction
07-26-06 - Israel lobby out in force to disparage Americans stranded in Lebanon
07-26-06 - Schumer and Clinton Pressed To Reappoint Bolton Senators Schumer and Clinton are facing increasing pressure from pro-Israel groups to renounce another Democratic filibuster in light of the escalating war in the Middle East. Pro-Israel groups LOVE John Bolton. He puts ISRAEL first, ALWAYS!
07-26-06 - India condemns Israeli bombardment
07-26-06 - Jewish voters dis Bush: Israel?s defender deserves better President Bush hasn?t just correctly filled out some American Israel Political Action Committee questionnaire. He?s put American lives where other politicians? mouths have been. What has he gotten in political returns? Bupkis.
07-26-06 - War Trashes Lebanese Economic Comeback Israel's bombardment has dealt a devastating blow to Lebanon's fragile economy, just as it was recovering from a yearslong slump.
07-26-06 - Indulging folly The US alliance with Israel has been a fact of international life for decades, but seldom has Washington acted so blatantly in support of the country and with such disregard for the rest of the international community. Our unconditional support of Israel's actions is not in the best interests of THIS COUNTRY, America.
07-26-06 - Dean calls Iraqi PM an 'anti-Semite' Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean on Wednesday called Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki an "anti-Semite" for failing to denounce Hezbollah for its attacks against Israel. Ridiculous. The Iraqi PM IS a Semite.
07-26-06 - Ex-aide slams Britain over Lebanon Britain's moral authority over the crisis in the Middle East is being undermined by its close relationship with the US, a former top aide to Tony Blair has said. The work of our mighty Israel lobby here in the US is bringing others down with us, evidently.
07-26-06 - The neocon resurgence
07-25-06 - Israeli raid in Gaza kills Palestinian boy Hospital officials said the 12-year old boy, his 16-year-old sister and their father were shot after they stumbled on an undercover army unit.
07-25-06 - Eight wounded in Israeli strikes on Gaza: medics
07-25-06 - Deadly Israel raid on UN post overshadows Lebanon crisis meet The deaths, which UN chief Kofi Annan said were the result of Israel's "apparently deliberate targeting" of a UN post, also drew a strong protest from France, whose officers currently command the nearly 30-year-old UN force....."There were 14 other Israeli firings close to this position by the Israeli side and the firing continued during the UNIFIL rescue,"
07-25-06 - Israel 'targeting fleeing civilians'
07-25-06 - Lebanon president says Israel uses phosphorous arms
07-25-06 - 'Save us,' she screamed as another shell landed "They hit us very aggressively," he said. "They didn't leave a single house standing, and there are still people there, buried under the rubble."
07-25-06 - Bombings Hit Lebanese Children Hardest
07-25-06 - Iran anger at Lebanon aid 'block' Turkey and Saudi Arabia have stopped Iran using their air space to send humanitarian relief to Lebanon, media in Iran have said.
07-25-06 - Roundup: Israeli girl killed in Hezbollah's rocket attack An Arab Israeli girl was killed on Tuesday when a rocket fired by Lebanese Hezbollah hit her house in a village in northern Israel, medical sources said.
07-25-06 - Lebanon aid appeals: where you can donate An estimated 800,000 people have been affected by the Israeli bombing, with the United Nations launching an emergency appeal for $150m (Ģ81m) to help them. On the page, there are links to the various agencies to which people can donate.
07-25-06 - Hezbollah says Israeli response a surprise Komati said his group had anticipated negotiations to swap the Israeli soldiers for three Lebanese held in Israeli jails, with Germany acting as a mediator as it has in past prisoner exchanges....Komati said Hezbollah has weapons made in various countries, including the United States, France, China and Russia. "Some of our fighters carry M16s. So you think we buy them from America?"
07-25-06 - Israelis accused of 'human shields' tactic This is a practice that was barred by the Israeli supreme court. That the court had to bar it in the first place is telling. The fact remains though: Israel is still using PALESTINIANS as human shields.
07-25-06 - Aid door to Lebanon closed: UN agencies But, asked later for comment on the Israeli move, Pagonis said it did not appear "to address the immediate situation we are confronted with right now" -- the absence of safe passage authorization for the supplies waiting in Syria.
07-25-06 - ICRC - Bulletin No. 3 - Lebanon Lebanese Red Cross ambulances suffer new security incidents
07-25-06 - Israeli raid kills family of seven as Lebanon toll nears 400 The seven civilians, including at least two children, were killed in the village of Nabatyieh on Tuesday while another civilian died in a raid on the eastern region of Baalbek.
07-25-06 - Three Indians hurt, one in coma, in Lebanon
07-25-06 - Chinese UN observer killed in Israeli air strike
07-25-06 - Israeli bomb kills UN observers the four, from Austria, Canada, China and Finland, had taken shelter in a bunker under the post after it was earlier shelled 14 times by Israeli artillery. A rescue team was also shelled as it tried to clear the rubble.
07-25-06 - Democrats decry Maliki's comments on Israel U.S. congressional Democrats expressed alarm on Tuesday over Iraq's denunciation of Israel in the Middle East conflict, and some said Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's address to Congress should be canceled unless he apologizes. Oh dear. It would seem that this government in Iraq may be up for another 'regime change' if they keep criticizing Israel like that. It's not allowed by the US. For, the 'democracy' that the neocons want to visit on the Middle East can best be defined as follows: the installation of Israel-friendly governments.
07-25-06 - Syria, Iran lack full Hizbollah control: US official Syria can do far more to rein in Hizbollah, such as stopping arms flows into Lebanon, but is not capable of putting the militia "out of business," a top U.S. counterterrorism official said on Tuesday. Oh you just hush your mouth now. Olmert told Condi and Bush that it's all Syria and Iran's fault!
07-25-06 - Bush: No contradiction in US Mideast policy US President George W. Bush said he saw no contradiction in sending humanitarian aid to Lebanon in the face of Israeli strikes while speeding deliveries of weapons to Israel. The rest of the world knows different.
07-25-06 - Iran president warns of hurricane in Middle East Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned on Tuesday that the conflict between Lebanon and Israel could sweep through the entire Middle East like a hurricane.
07-25-06 - JINSA Strongly Supports Bolton Nomination Naturally, since JINSA is a neocon outfit.
07-25-06 - One Day in Tyre In one southern Lebanese city, fear and hardship reign as victims fill the hospitals; bodies pile up in the morgue; ambulances are attacked; food, water and fuel supplies run low; and missiles strike the heart of downtown.
07-25-06 - Americans blame Hezbollah for Lebanon conflict: poll Most believe Washington should stay neutral: 65 percent said the United States should keep out of the conflict. Another 31 percent said the US should take Israel's side and less than 0.5 percent said Washington should back Hezbollah.
07-25-06 - No Exit - American citizens are caught in the crossfire in southern Lebanon while trying to flee the fighting. "I didn't see any Hezbollah fighters in our village," says Mr. Chahine, "so why are they bombing there?"
07-25-06 - Malaysia calls Israeli action in Lebanon 'unconscionable'
07-25-06 - Rice says need to keep focus on Palestinian state A Palestinian official said Abbas told Rice that a more fanatical group might emerge in Lebanon if Hizbollah is cowed, noting that when Israel pushed out Palestinian guerrillas from Lebanon in the 1980s they were replaced by Hizbollah. That's our Condi, blowing more smoke up Abbas' shorts.
07-25-06 - Saudi unveils huge Mideast aid package, warns of war A statement issued by the royal court demanded a halt to the "killing and destruction" by the Israeli military, warning that its determination to press ahead with its twin offensives risked plunging the whole region into war.
07-25-06 - Syrian Says Israel Drives U.S. Policy Hezbollah has its own sources of arms, Moustapha said, while contending that ideologues in the Bush administration and pro-Israeli lobbyists are driving U.S. support for Israel to unprecedented levels. "What Israel says is immediately adopted" by the administration, he said. "Whatever Israel wants becomes immediate U.S. policy in the Middle East."
07-25-06 - Kidnapped in Israel or Captured in Lebanon?
07-25-06 - UN official accuses Israel of excessive force in Gaza UN humanitarian coordinator Jan Egeland has blasted Israel's strike last month on the sole power plant in impoverished Gaza as a "clear" example of disproportionate use of force. ..."Civilian infrastructure is protected... the law is very clear," Unfortunately, Israel does not abide by the law, and never has.
07-25-06 - Hundreds of Americans stranded in Lebanon
07-25-06 - Israeli Arab deputy threatened over hostage remark Wasil Taha's comments appeared on an Islamic-affairs Web site after gunmen from Gaza abducted a soldier and killed two others in a border ambush on June 25. He called the tactic self-defense and said it was preferable to killing civilians.
07-25-06 - Rice's Mideast visit draws mixed reviews Rice left the Middle East after meetings Tuesday with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. U.S. officials touted one public victory that they considered key: Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said after meeting Rice that Israel would allow humanitarian assistance to move into Lebanon by land, air and sea. Oh wow. Wasn't that nice of them? Olmert then said: his government "will not hesitate to take severe measures against those who are aiming thousands of rockets and missiles against innocent civilians for the sole purpose of killing them." Then he better take action against his own military because that is exactly what they are doing.
07-25-06 - Beirut students ridicule US vision of 'new Middle East' Mansour added: "People giving weapons and machinery to Israel to crush Lebanon aren't the best people we should look to for a solution."
07-25-06 - Anger grows as Lebanese seek refuge Ali Hamadeh, another Red Cross volunteer, says that the center received a call the other day from a man who said his house in Aitaroun had been hit by an Israeli missile and collapsed on top of 30 people inside. "He couldn't reach them under the rubble and we couldn't get there either because of the bombings," says Mr. Hamadeh. "If anyone was badly injured ... they will be dead by now."
07-25-06 - Iraqi Shi'ite militia ready to join fight The plan reflects the potential of the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah to strengthen radical elements in Iraq and neighboring countries and to draw other regional players into the Lebanon conflict.
07-25-06 - Republican Jews urge Bolton confirmation "Ambassador Bolton has expressed President Bush?s unwavering support of Israel in a time of crisis," Naturally. Before you know it, whale feces will be discovered at the bottom of the ocean. Will wonders never cease?
07-25-06 - Annan's bombing claims 'shock' Israel Yeh, well I'm sure Israel's BOMBING of the UN post resulting in the deaths of four internationals was MORE shocking, arrogant SOBs.
07-25-06 - Israeli attacks alienate even moderate Gaza Palestinians
07-25-06 - Bad Habits Are Hard To Break A little over ten years ago, the IDF shelled a UN base at Qana, Lebanon, where 800 refugees had sought shelter. More than 100 died. Despite witness accounts to the contrary, Israel called that an accident as well.
07-25-06 - Army stops farmers' trucks from entering Tubas The trucks were delivering stacks of hay used to feed animals owned by the farmers. Soldiers' claimed that the farmers did not have ?the needed? documents for the hay to be imported into the city
07-25-06 - Israel plans to stay in Lebanon
07-25-06 - Rice: US has not forgotten Palestinians "The Palestinian people have lived too long with violence and the daily humiliations that go along with the circumstances here," Ms Rice said in Ramallah. Then let's see some ACTION.
07-25-06 - Palestinians agree deal for return of abducted soldier An adviser to Mr Abbas told the Guardian that all Palestinian politicians were united on the need to free the Israeli soldier and stop all violence in Gaza, but the obstacles were the Israeli government and the Hamas leadership in Damascus.
07-25-06 - Iran warns the west: ignore us at your peril Iran claims that no amount of western effort can bring a breakthrough, with key parties shut out of the negotiating room.
07-25-06 - White House release calls for Israel to hit Syria
07-25-06 - Hundreds of French Jews arrive in Israel Some of the immigrants will be moving to northern Israel, which has been the scene of daily barrages from Hezbollah rockets in Lebanon.
07-25-06 - Internationals, Israeli activists help rebuild Palestinian homes
07-25-06 - Democratic Opponent of Clinton Criticizes Actions of Israel Jonathan Tasini, the antiwar candidate mounting a Democratic primary challenge against Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, said this week that Israel had "committed many acts of brutality and violations of human rights and torture."
07-25-06 - Clark deplores Israeli strike
07-25-06 - In Europe, more understanding for Israel?s plight, especially in the East Hungarian newspapers have been balanced on the war, said Yahel Vilan, a counselor at the Israeli Embassy in Hungary.....Hungarian television programs have had the Israeli ambassador on daily since the conflict began, while the Lebanese ambassador has been on only once.
Yep, there's that Israeli 'balance' they're always looking for. Notice that there is no concern about it HERE in America - because they know they've got our media 'balanced' for them, lock stock and barrel.
07-25-06 - Israeli actions compared to Nazis' A British lawmaker compared Israeli actions in Lebanon to the Nazi razing of the Warsaw Ghetto.
07-25-06 - Lebanese POWs - Israel's dirty little secret
07-25-06 - Israel isolates prisoner leaders from outside world: lawmaker
07-25-06 - Letter calls for more Syria sanctions Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) want Bush to implement all the sanctions in the Syria Accountability Act, which they initiated and which Congress passed in 2003. Bush implemented partial sanctions two years ago. Ya didn't think we could go for a week without Israel's agents in Congress putting forth some more legislation on behalf of that nation?
07-25-06 - Oman says it won't boycott Israel The United States recently has made such agreements conditional on ending the boycott against Israel; similar language was included this year in the U.S.-Bahrain free trade agreement. A clause that has been built into any possible trade deals with Arab countries. Another sign that the United States is Israel-occupied territory.
07-25-06 - . . . No, It's Survival After lambasting Israel in an article a week ago, some excerpts from which were read aloud on last weekend's McLaughlin Group, Cohen is now sucking the royal Israel ass good.
07-25-06 - Bolton Lied
07-25-06 - It's Disproportionate. . . Perhaps Israel will get its buffer zone and Hezbollah rockets will stop falling on Haifa for the time being. But ultimately Israel will be less secure, and so will the rest of us.
07-25-06 - Syria Emerges Front and Center by Patrick J. Buchanan With its devastation of Lebanon, its blockade of the West Bank and Gaza, and its determination to destroy the Palestinian Authority, Israel is creating failed states on three borders. How this serves Israel's or America's interests is difficult to see. Buchanan treads gently into the night with this piece. Frankly, after his previous 2 articles, I'd be surprised it he hadn't received death threats from the usual suspects.
07-25-06 - Attacks 'may boost' Hezbollah's popularity
07-25-06 - Volunteers move pets to safety in Lebanon
07-25-06 - Israel and the Irony of UN Resolutions
07-25-06 - Muslims on front line as racism rises across EU The inquiry by the European Network against Racism highlights a trend towards "increased tolerance for discriminatory behaviour particularly against immigrants and Muslims". It adds that "a lack of political will to address racism is sometimes evident and disturbing". As long as anti-Semitism is down, then all is hunky dory.
07-25-06 - Greek protesters topple Truman statue in anti-war demo In a move harking back to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Greek leftists pulled down a statue of former U.S. President Harry S. Truman as part of an anti-war demonstration on Tuesday against the Israeli bombing of Lebanon.
07-25-06 - While Lebanon burns
07-25-06 - Madison's Warning and the Israel Lobby the real question of moment is not the red-herring of Israel's right to defend itself, but rather what possible U.S. national interest is at stake that requires America to put its security at risk on Israel's behalf.
07-24-06 - Israel kills five in Gaza Israeli shells killed five people and wounded several others in the Gaza Strip on Monday, including two members of the same family who were riding a donkey cart when they were hit, Palestinian witnesses said. The dead included a 60-year-old woman and her 12-year-old grandson....Two were civilians and the third was an off-duty police officer
07-24-06 - Israel kills six in Gaza An Israeli tank shell fired at a housing block later on Monday killed a five-year-old girl and wounded three other children in the area, medics said.
07-24-06 - Scale of the human crisis emerges
07-24-06 - No hiding place for those caught up in bombing While Israeli missiles continue to strike vehicles full of desperate refugees fleeing their villages in south Lebanon, Israel is also accused of targeting a large number of homes and office buildings used only by civilians....."We've investigated the results of air campaigns in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq, and the pattern here is different. They're hitting civilians time and time again," Peter Bouckaert, a long-serving Human Rights Watch investigator
07-24-06 - From Lebanon, dead Indian returns home A resident of Kendrapara district in Orissa, 40-year-old Swain was killed in Lebanon last week when Israeli bombs hit the glass factory he was working in.
07-24-06 - How to Help in Lebanon
07-24-06 - British arms exports to Israel double in a year Lebanon's president accused Israel on Monday of using phosphorous bombs in its attacks, Reuters news agency reported from Paris. "According to the Geneva Convention, when they use phosphorous bombs and laser bombs, is that allowed against civilians and children?" President Emile Lahoud asked on France's RFI radio. An Israeli military spokeswoman said: "Everything the Israeli defence forces are using is legitimate".
07-24-06 - Mideast violence may raise odds of US attack: experts The Bush administration's tacit support for Israeli military strikes on Lebanon may have increased the danger of militant retaliation against the United States and U.S. interests abroad, some experts say.
07-24-06 - Injured Lebanese with a foreign passports wait for their evacuation out of Lebanon, in a hotel at the southern coastal Lebanon city of Tyre,
07-24-06 - Palestinian PM wants Rice to stop Israel "All that we ask the American administration is to take a moral stance toward the Palestinian people, and the Palestinian suffering and to bear its responsibility as a superpower in this world,"
07-24-06 - Red Cross ambulances destroyed in Israeli air strike on rescue mission The ambulance headlamps were on, the blue light overhead was flashing, and another light illuminated the Red Cross flag when the first Israeli missile hit, shearing off the right leg of the man on the stretcher inside. As he lay screaming beneath fire and smoke, patients and ambulance workers scrambled for safety, crawling over glass in the dark. Then another missile hit the second ambulance. Wow.
07-24-06 - Israeli shell hits UN post in S. Lebanon An Israeli tank shell hit a position run by U.N. peacekeepers in south Lebanon on Monday, wounding four Ghanaian soldiers, a spokesman for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon said.
07-24-06 - Huada, 8, a Lebanese girl, sits on her bed at the Hariri hospital in Beirut after she was injured in an Israeli air raid
07-24-06 - Israel accused of using cluster grenades Human Rights Watch said it had taken photos of cluster grenades stored by Israeli artillery teams on the Israel-Lebanon border and that a cluster grenade attack on Wednesday killed one and wounded at least 12 civilians in the village of Blida.
07-24-06 - Israel to get U.S. "bunker buster" bombs - report The United States will soon provide Israel with some 100 "bunker buster" bombs to kill the leader of Lebanon's Hizbollah guerrilla group and destroy its trenches, Asharq al-Awsat newspaper reported on Monday. There's no reason to believe that Israel will not use them on civilians. A move by our government that's sure to help win the battle for 'hearts and minds' in that part of the world.
07-24-06 - Injured Palestinian girl Reem Shahrour, 18 months, is seen at the hospital after her family's house was among those attacked by Israeli warplane missiles
07-24-06 - Militants in Gaza fire rockets at Israel
07-24-06 - Nations say many foreigners trapped in Lebanon
07-24-06 - Compensation claim against Lebanese gov't in works Attorneys Yehudah Talmon, Yoram Dantziger, and Nitzah Libai preparing symbolic lawsuit to be presented in US against Lebanese government for compensation to be paid to Israeli businesses, citizens for war damages Unbelievably audacious.
07-24-06 - the roof of a Lebanese Red Cross ambulance destroyed in what they say was an Israeli airstrike
07-24-06 - Canadians divided over PM's pro-Israel position And this from a country where any citizen that questions the Holocaust is thrown into the hoosegow.
07-24-06 - US Muslim group launches care package drive for Lebanon A US Muslim civil rights group called for the country's faithful of all religions to collect humanitarian relief supplies to help war-torn Lebanon and the Palestinians. The world must (again) send aid due to yet another humanitarian crisis created by Israel. Next, the world will be asked to help rebuild that which Israel has destroyed. Israel itself never takes responsibility for the havoc it wreaks down on her neighbors.
07-24-06 - UN envoy slams Israel's attacks as more Aussies flee
07-24-06 - Evacuees say food in Lebanon scarce as UN aid begins
07-24-06 - US Arab group sues Rice, Rumsfeld over Lebanon evacuation In their suit against US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld filed in a Detroit, Michigan federal court, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) asked the court to order the government to stop shipping weapons to Israel as long as US citizens remain in danger inside Lebanon.
07-24-06 - A Palestinian child holds up a poster showing an Israeli child writing on rockets being fired into Lebanon by the Israeli army, during a rally
07-24-06 - US sees Lebanon conflict through 'war on terror' context And former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu drove home the point publicly in a Wall Street Journal commentary published Saturday, when he explained why Israel bombed not only Hezbollah targets, but Lebanese civilian infrastructure as well. "At stake in the current operation is not only Israel's security, Lebanon's democratic future, and stability in the region, but a central principle in the war on terror," he wrote.
"Soon after September 11 (2001), president Bush made clear that America would no longer make a distinction between the terrorists and the regimes that harbor them.
Thus does Netanyahu label the Lebanese civilians that Israel has killed as 'regimes that harbor them'. To which I would reply. And Netanyahu has demonstrated once more that Israel is exploiting our 911 tragedy for its own purposes, attempting to use IT as a shield for their crimes, much like they exploit the Holocaust for the same gain.
07-24-06 - US unveils 30 mln dollar aid package for Lebanon Deduct it from the billions in aid we give to Israel. For, how much more money will Israel's wanton destruction in the Middle East cost the hardworking American people?
07-24-06 - Lebanese open up homes for refugees "She does all she can to make us feel at home. She's like a mother to us." ...Mrs Azar is Christian and the families staying in her house are Shia Muslim, but they say religion does not come into their relationship - they are all Lebanese.
07-24-06 - Red Crescent sends aid to Palestinians
07-24-06 - A bridge linking the capital Beirut to south Lebanon is destroyed after Israeli air strikes
07-24-06 - To the Israel-supporters who are defending Israel's wanton destruction in Lebanon
07-24-06 - Two Israeli helicopter pilots killed in crash
07-24-06 - Born-again allies, France and US unite over Lebanon h Washington and Paris have accused Hizbollah of provoking the Jewish state and leaving Lebanon -- a French-speaking Middle East state with historical ties to France -- to bear the brunt of Israel's riposte.
07-24-06 - With the Spotlight on Lebanon, Gaza Feels Left in Dark "I think they'll exploit the situation as a cover for committing atrocities in Gaza,"
07-24-06 - US Complicit in Destruction of Lebanon What we are witnessing in the Middle East is the unfolding of the neocon plan to destroy all vestiges of Arab/Muslim independence and to remove all opposition to Israel's agenda.
07-24-06 - Lebanese Fatmeh Ali, 12, right, receives a gift for her birthday from a relative at a hospital in Beirut, Lebanon
07-24-06 - Robert Fisk: A war crime? For the second time in eight days, the Israelis committed a war crime yesterday. They ordered the villagers of Taire, near the border, to leave their homes and then - as their convoy of cars and minibuses obediently trailed northwards - the Israeli air force fired a missile into the rear minibus, killing three refugees and seriously wounding 13 other civilians. The rocket that killed them is believed to have been a Hellfire missile made by Lockheed Martin in Florida.
07-24-06 - U.S. has given lives for Israel Mr. Gutmann's claim that Israel's wars were fought "without the loss of a single American GI" shows that he has forgotten quite a few. In June of 1967 Israeli forces attacked the USS Liberty, killing 34 of my shipmates
07-24-06 - We are defending our sovereignty In the context of the continued occupation, detention of prisoners and repeated Israeli attacks and incursions into Lebanese territory, the capture of the Israeli soldiers was entirely legitimate.
07-24-06 - Rice flies in as plans for coalition force take shape Israeli officials have signalled that they expected no pressure from the US to curtail military operations for another week to 10 days.
07-24-06 - Israel says any deal must include block on Syria supplying arms to Hizbullah
07-24-06 - At-Tuwani update, 8 - 17 July 2006
07-24-06 - Israel launches PR offensive to counter critics Israel launched a major public relations offensive to try to tell the world why it will not silence its guns in Lebanon despite international calls for a ceasefire and mounting concern about the plight of civilians. Good luck. Only those with a passionate attachment to Israel are going to condone Israel's wanton destruction in Lebanon. But their cohorts in the American media have made sure that Americans remain in the dark; par for the course.
07-24-06 - Iraqis Find Rare Unity in Condemning Israel Condemnation of Israel's actions in Lebanon and of the United States as the Jewish state's backer has emerged as a rare bridge issue, cutting across political, ethnic and religious lines....Saying that the U.S. seeks to control oil fields in southern Iraq, Mashadani added, "America didn't come to the country for our sake. America came with a pure Zionist agenda."
07-24-06 - ASEAN criticises Israel, calls for ceasefire "We are gravely concerned over the deteriorating situation and the escalation of violence in the Middle East, particularly the disproportionate, indiscriminate and excessive use of force by Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and in Lebanon," they said in a statement.
07-24-06 - A Cypriot sailor holds 8-month-old Lebanese baby Maryam Sroor, who was seriously wounded with burns on her neck and fingers when her family car was struck by an Israeli warplane missile as they were fleeing
07-24-06 - McCloskey bucks GOP, backs Democrat Since McCloskey has been critical of Israel in the past, one wonders how much money AIPAC has poured into Pombo's campaign.
07-24-06 - Orthodox Jews Demand End to Zionist Atrocities in the Middle East The State of "Israel" does not speak in the name of Jews, they have stolen the name "Israel" from the Jewish people. Jews are commanded to be loyal citizens in every country in which they reside.
07-24-06 - AP's John Roderick recalls 1940s Lebanon The extremist Stern Gang ? embittered by the memories of Hitler's Holocaust and its just-ended war with a coalition of the Arab states, violently opposed the idea of a state composed of its so recent enemies. Its gunmen ambushed Bernadotte's jeep in Jerusalem, killing him and his French aide, Col. Andre Serot, who had been my dinner guest the night before.
07-24-06 - US Mideast plan 'preposterous'
07-24-06 - Groups quiet on stem-cell research as Bush goes to the boards for Israel "The first concern of the Jewish community now is and should be Israel," said Ira Forman, executive director of the National Jewish Democratic Council.
07-24-06 - Jewish lawmakers honor Israeli air force U.S. Jewish lawmakers honored the Israeli air force in the midst of its bombardment of Lebanon. HONOR THEM FOR WHAT?? THIS? That's one of the HUNDREDS of civilians Israel has killed by dropping bombs or shooting missiles at CIVILIANS. This is a disgrace.
07-24-06 - In Politicians' Pro-Israel Din, Arab Americans Go Unheard There is nothing groundbreaking about the outpouring of support. When Israel endured missile attacks from Iraq during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, Congress unanimously passed resolutions of support. For years, Democrats and Republicans have burnished their pro-Israel credentials to court Jewish voters. About 6.2 million Americans are Jews, the Census Bureau says. How do the interests of the OTHER Americans fit into all of this? Who do our representatives represent?
07-24-06 - Illinois Delegation Visits Israel to Encourage U.S. Expansion by Israeli Homeland Security Companies The Israelization of America continues.
07-24-06 - Will Turkey Follow Israel's Lead? a note on the Kurds
07-24-06 - Protests continue in India over Israeli attack on Lebanon Hundreds of activists of the separatist women's group Dukthran-E-Millat took to the streets here on Monday to protest Israeli attack on Lebanon.
07-24-06 - Testing time for Haifa's Arabs
07-24-06 - Lebanese will never knuckle under to Israelis
07-24-06 - Lebanese protesters hold anti-U.S. and anti-Israeli banners, during a protest against the visit of U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
07-24-06 - Suggestions for Condi "What Israel is doing today in Lebanon is in effect the killing of hostages," Brzezinski said. And the US government enabled the military campaign "by abandoning the tradition of being a negotiator to a promise of complete partiality."
07-24-06 - Israeli and Lebanese Journalists Debate on Kurtz Show MELHEM: All I can tell you is that the Lebanese see it again as an attempt to keep them in the dark, to keep the Lebanese people in the dark, maybe to keep the Hezbollah leadership in the dark. That could be one of the crazy reasons why the Israelis attack these reputable independent media. So in essence, they are mobilizing the whole Lebanese population against them.
07-24-06 - Reporters in Lebanon and Israel Describe Work -- and Dangers Nissenbaum said reporters have even gotten close enough to the front lines to actually catch the Israeli military in a bit of an exaggeration, when they announced they had taken a Lebanese town. "We were standing on a hilltop overlooking the valley and it was clear they hadn't," Nissenbaum said of the city that was eventually captured.
07-24-06 - Israel vs. the U.S. ? A Pointed Reminder This four-part investigation by Carl Cameron broadcast by Fox News in mid-December, 2001, was taken down from the Fox web site days after it appeared, and in the past the company has gone after anyone who has posted it online, but now, due to the miracle of YouTube, it?s available again ? and more important than ever.
07-24-06 - Palestinian rapper 'Patriarch' to release CD
07-24-06 - Senate committee approves anti-missile project A U.S. Senate committee approved $25 million for an American-Israeli project to develop a new missile system.
07-23-06 - Hezbollah agrees to Lebanon brokering prisoner deal
07-23-06 - Blasted by a missile on the road to safety
07-23-06 - Civilian deaths mount in Mideast violence The stricken minibus was carrying 16 people fleeing the village of Tairi, heading through the mountains for the southern port city of Tyre. A missile hit the bus near the village of Yaatar, killing three and wounding the rest, security officials said. ....On Saturday, the Israeli military told residents of Taire and 12 other nearby villages to evacuate by 4 p.m. In other violence, an 8-year-old boy was killed in a strike on a village in the mountains above Tyre, and another missile hit a vehicle right outside the Najem hospital, wounding eight, a hospital official said..... Two civilians died in early morning air raids on border villages, witnesses said. A 15-year-old boy was killed at Meis al-Jabal, and a man was killed at Blida.
07-23-06 - Israel grabs two Hezbollah fighters amid UN fury over killings At least twelve civilians, including a Lebanese press photographer, were killed Sunday in new Israeli air strikes across Lebanon on the 12th day of Israel's punishing war on Hezbollah.
07-23-06 - U.N.'s Egeland denounces Israeli strikes "It's terrible. I see a lot of children wounded, homeless, suffering. This is a war where civilians pay a disproportionate price in Lebanon and northern Israel. I hadn't believed it would be block by block leveled to the ground," he said. "A disproportionate response by Israel is a violation of international humanitarian law."
07-23-06 - An undated handout photograph shows Layal Najib, a Lebanese photojournalist for the local al-Jaras magazine, who was killed near Lebanon's southern village of Qana during an Israeli bombardment
07-23-06 - Two killed as more Hizbullah rockets strike Haifa
07-23-06 - UN relief chief accuses Israel of violating humanitarian law On Monday, Egeland is due to launch an appeal for millions of dollars in humanitarian aid after relentless Israeli bombardment destroyed much of Lebanon's infrastructure and forced more than half a million civilians to flee their homes. Israel-supporters endorse war crimes, and that goes especially for Abe Foxman and Alan Dershowitz.
07-23-06 - Civil Defense workers cover the body of Lebanese freelance photojournalist Layal Najib, 23 after she was killed in an Israeli air strike on civilian vehicles fleeing their town toward Tyre
07-23-06 - Fleeing Lebanese dodge aerial fire By late afternoon, at least six people had been killed and 35 more wounded, according to hospital sources, all of them thought to be civilians heeding warnings to leave before the onslaught intensifies and seeking refuge north of the Litani River. An officer with the UN peacekeeping force says that the Israelis had told them they would not hinder cars traveling north on main roads. But the overwhelming evidence Sunday suggested that cars were being attacked regardless of their occupants and direction of travel. "They have been hitting civilian cars all over the place," says Peter Bouckart of Human Rights Watch
07-23-06 - Human cost of Israeli campaign Rmeich is a Christian village where they thought they would be immune from attack, because Hezbollah is an overwhelmingly Shia Muslim organisation. But after a week all their food had run out and, anyway, the centre of Rmeich had still been targeted by Israeli artillery, the sisters said.
07-23-06 - Lebanese families tell of harrowing escape Her husband, Mohammed, could not move his leg when he was freed and she had to drive even though her hip had been dislocated. She gave Mohammed and her son pillow cases to wave from the car windows to identify themselves as noncombatants. The flags of surrender did not work. "What we survived in our village was nothing to what happened on the road," she said. "The planes came again and they attacked us. The car in front of me was hit and the car behind me. I couldn't stop to help anyone. My cousin died and his family. As I raced to escape, I saw a two-year-old boy stuck against the windshield of a car. What could I do? I had to escape."
Israel is still firing on fleeing Lebanese.
07-23-06 - Ali Safiyeddin carries the body of his six year old daughter after she was killed during an Israeli air strike in Tyre
07-23-06 - People demonstrate outside a Israel Solidarity Rally at the Goldsmith Jewish Federation Center in Los Angeles It's just ironic isn't it? Remember the protests from one year ago, when thousands of Lebanese were out on the street, demanding an end to Syrian presence in their land? Now, they are FLEEING to Syria, and Lebanon-supporters are pleading to the world to help these refugees who are being bombarded by Israel.
07-23-06 - Collateral Damage An Israeli air strike in southern Lebanon hits a bus filled with women and children trying to flee the region, raising questions about whether Israel is doing enough to avoid civilian casualties.
07-23-06 - ANALYSIS - Reluctant Bush may need Syria to end Lebanon war
07-23-06 - INTERVIEW - U.N. says still waiting Israeli aid guarantee Jan Egeland said until Israel gave a green light for aid corridors to south Lebanon, the United Nations and other agencies would not be able to help "hundreds of thousands in their hour of greatest need".
07-23-06 - A US marine holds a baby evacuated from Beirut upon the arrival in the Cypriot port of Limassol of USS Whidbey Island
07-23-06 - Photo essay: Tyre bus attack
07-23-06 - On the frontline, historic Tyre is paying the price of conflict Many of the rubbish collectors have scampered northwards. Those that remain refuse to fire up their trucks, for fear of the Israeli air strikes that kill and maim dozens of civilians each day.
07-23-06 - Rice finally sets out in search of ceasefire formula Any deal put together by Ms Rice will take a minimum of a week to negotiate, allowing Israel the freedom to continue its war against the Lebanese-based militia Hizbullah that has already killed at least 375 Lebanese and displaced an estimated 600,000.
07-23-06 - Palestinian children lie on the ground next to faked graves as they protest against the ongoing conflicts in Lebanon Iraq and the Palestinian territory
07-23-06 - Massive firepower to back ground assault In a macabre twist, the bodies of 13 Lebanese fighters were taken from Maroun al-Ras and buried in Israel to use in future negotiations over the release of Israeli prisoners. Abducting the dead. Sounds like something the terrorists would do.
07-23-06 - Saudis ask Bush to intervene in Mideast Bush's chief of staff, Josh Bolten, said before the meeting that the U.S. will stand firmly behind Israel, noting that an attack on an ally is considered an attack on the U.S. BS.
07-23-06 - Iran's Ahmadinejad tells Israel to pack up and go "I advise them to pack up and move out of the region before being caught in the fire they have started in Lebanon," said Ahmadinejad
07-23-06 - EU diplomats in Israel in push to stop fighting The Europeans are trying to push the Jewish state into ending its massive blitz on Lebanon, which has killed more than 360 people in 12 days, most of them civilians, and destroyed key infrastructure
07-23-06 - 2 key Americans see 1982 in Lebanon '06 "I don't know if there are any long-term successes in the Middle East," Lewis replied. "But particularly for Israel."
07-23-06 - Syria says it will press for cease-fire
07-23-06 - Bolton dismisses Syria offer for dialogue
07-23-06 - Backing for Israel Stymies Larger US Aims in Region "If the Israeli campaign against Hezbollah stretches to weeks and even months," asked David Ignatius, a Washington Post columnist with long experience in the Middle East, "how long will it be before the United States faces a Shi'ite insurgency in Iraq, which would almost certainly spell a decisive American defeat there."
07-23-06 - Relatives of Montreal family killed in Israeli raids demand inquiry Grieving relatives of a Montreal family killed in an Israeli air strike in Lebanon say the Canadian government must hold Israel responsible for what they call a civilian "massacre.''
07-23-06 - Comatose Sharon's condition worsens
07-23-06 - Settlers in Hebron Continue Campaign of Harassment and Violence
07-23-06 - Report: Children are targeted by Israel; 783 killed, 425 arrested since 2000 The month of July 2006 witnesses the highest number of children killed by the Israeli troops since the beginning of the year; 27 children were killed.
07-23-06 - US warns against visiting Israel The warning also said that US government American personnel and dependents are prohibited from traveling to any cities, towns or settlements in the West Bank, except for mission-essential business or other approved purposes.
07-23-06 - Along Gaza coast, fearful residents avoid the beach Ever since an explosion tore through a family picnicking on the beach on June 9, Gazans, in fear of shelling from the Israeli navy or army artillery, have forsaken the beaches. The author of this article does not question the Israel version of the Gaza beach massacre despite the evidence to the contrary.
07-23-06 - Palestinians Would Free Shalit for Advantages
07-23-06 - Israel partially re-opens Gaza commercial crossing Israel has prevented EU monitors, who run the crossing, from reaching it after the capturing of an Israeli soldier by Palestinian militants last month. According to Rafah crossing agreement, which was brokered by the U.S. Secretary of Sate Condoleezza Rice last year, the Palestinians are not allowed to operate the terminal without the presence of the EU monitors.
07-23-06 - Army shells a house in Gaza, areas in the northern part of the Gaza Strip
07-23-06 - Amnesty Int'l New Report: Systematic Torture of Political Suspects Entrenched in Jordan Suspected "Islamists" and Palestinian-origin Jordanians, for example, are more likely to be tortured
07-23-06 - Palestinian gov't employees get partial salaries Palestinian government employees in both the Gaza Strip and West Bank got part of their salaries on Sunday.
07-23-06 - Howells ignores diplomatic niceties while Beckett denies rift with her minister Mr Howells ignored the diplomatic convention that he tone down his comments because of his presence in the host country, saying the Israelis "have got to think very hard about those children who are dying". A man with a conscience.
07-23-06 - Danger! Legacy Ahead! There's a reason the Middle East is heating up In America, this is easy: the "mainstream" media, always attentive to the powerful Israel lobby, refrains from showing pictures that might upset the carefully nurtured image of the Jewish state as a heroic David up against an Arab-Muslim giant Buchanan was in there giving them hell, on behalf of the American national interest and on behalf of those innocent civilians that Israel is killing. We need more like him both in the media and on Capitol Hill.
07-23-06 - Israel 'would accept' peace force
07-23-06 - Syrians open their homes to fleeing families
07-23-06 - Egypt, Israel discuss flowing aid into Gaza
07-23-06 - City attacked for first time as refugees flood in from south
07-23-06 - Hamas: Palestinian militants willing to reach ceasefire
07-23-06 - Info war goes personal with voicemail and text message Mobile phone users are being bombarded with text messages and phone calls, and a local radio station has suddenly had reports broadcast from the Israeli government's point of view.
07-23-06 - Lebanon claims Israel using banned weapons against civilians
07-23-06 - US pushes for wider Middle East change According to the New York Times, Secretary Rice will aim to detach Syria from Iran and try to get Syria to put pressure on Hezbollah - the approach heralded by President Bush in his overheard conversation with Tony Blair at the G8 summit.
07-23-06 - Can Syria really rein in Hizbullah?
07-23-06 - 20,000+ march in Sydney against Zionist aggression
07-23-06 - About those little girls signing bombs . . The Israeli lobby has begun an intense media campaign to deny/downplay the images of Israeli children signing the ammunition.
07-23-06 - Some of the 5000 protesters at Cinemateque Square
07-23-06 - Hungry for war, and dead wrong Just as bizarre as recent weather is Israel's decision to wage war against Palestinian and Lebanese civilians in retaliation for crimes committed by Hezbollah
07-23-06 - American mom, her Lebanese baby evacuated "I was totally shocked when I found out that they hit the airport. I couldn't believe that it was happening," she said, stealing sidelong glances at her baby, Maroun, playing happily in the lap of Gabriel's mother.
07-23-06 - British Jews rally in support of Israel
07-23-06 - Anti-U.S. sentiment could grow with Israel's actions Israel won't tolerate the recent Hamas-Fatah accord, which implicitly recognizes Israel, because it threatens to produce a Palestinian partner ready to negotiate the creation of a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders. Israel has no intention of ever returning to those borders. Its latest assault followed immediately on the Palestinian accord
07-23-06 - Controversy mounts over Israeli arms deal As tensions in the Middle East rise, calls are mounting for Switzerland to stop its military collaboration with Israel and other countries in the region.
07-23-06 - The west's moral erosion has undermined the war on terror Israel's attempts to quell opponents by the use of superior force may briefly appease its own public opinion, but contribute nothing to the nation's lasting security - indeed the reverse.
07-22-06 - Rift opens between Britain and US over Israeli offensive As Howells said in Beirut: "I very much hope that the Americans understand what's happening to Lebanon -- the destruction of the infrastruture, the death of so many children and so many people." Beckett questioned US and Israeli allegations that Hezbollah was currently being supplied with weapons by Syria and Iran.
07-22-06 - Israeli strikes kill four civilians in Lebanon A man and his wife were killed while four relatives were wounded in an Israeli air strike on their car near the southern port city of Tyre, police said. A Lebanese man was killed and his two children wounded in an Israeli bombardment on a village in southeast Lebanon
07-22-06 - Israel hits television, phone antennae in Lebanon One of the targets was transmission antenna in northern Lebanon.The antenna was for the Lebanese Broadcasting Company and mobile communication.
07-22-06 - A medic grabs the hand of Selaiman Chidiac, who was killed, from the wreckage of the building of mobile and television masts that was targeted by Israeli air strikes
07-22-06 - Israel celebrates Irgun hotel bombers The accusation, which reopens the debate about the use of politically-inspired violence in the region, follows the unveiling of a plaque commemorating the attack on the King David hotel in Jerusalem on July 22, 1946, by the Irgun Jewish "resistance" to British mandate rule in Palestine. The 28 Britons were among 91 people killed.....The embassy said: "There is no credible evidence that any warning reached the British authorities." The plaque has subsequently been amended, dropping the implication that Britain ignored any warnings.
07-22-06 - Pressuring Hizbollah, Iran, Syria key: Bush Rice said on Friday any military intervention needed "a force robust enough to do the job" and to make sure Hizbollah would not attack Israel. She said U.S. forces were unlikely to be involved. Nor should they be.
07-22-06 - Americans express regret fleeing Lebanon "We're really sad because we're leaving this way," said Maha Maher, 38, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, who was visiting relatives with her two sons. "All that we wish is peace for Lebanon, because it's a great country. The Lebanese people are paying the price, and we feel sorry for this."
07-22-06 - Thousands march in anti-war protest
07-22-06 - Palestinian refugees host Lebanese displaced by Israeli raids "I volunteered with two neighbors to make dinner. We are refugees and we know the pain of being exiled, we are trying to ease their ordeal," said Um Mahmud Awad, whose parents were forced to leave their village of Hittin in the north of what was then Palestine in 1948. Her grandson, Mohammed, 10, invited displaced Lebanese children to play with his toys at his small house.
07-22-06 - Prisoner swap needed for way out of Mideast crisis: France
07-22-06 - Diplomatic efforts intensify in Mideast conflict Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lobbied Muslims to seek an end to Israel's continuing assault on Gaza and Lebanon, his office said. "The silence of the United Nations... and some Western countries' support for Zionist atrocities against defenseless children and women calls for a more active role by Muslim nations to put an end to these attacks," said Ahmadinejad
Music to the neocons' ears.
07-22-06 - Israel lets aid in as Lebanese flee north "There are no supplies reaching us, not from other nations, nor from the Lebanese government," said Mayor Abdul-Rahman al-Bizri, whose city was so packed that Palestinian refugees were taking in Lebanese refugees
07-22-06 - Some 10,000 Americans evacuated from Lebanon this week
07-22-06 - Cyprus donates to WFP for the Palestinian Territories
07-22-06 - Lebanese children take refuge in a park
07-22-06 - War: Pat Buchanan vs. Neo Cons Fellow conservative David Horowitz's online magazine, Frontpagemag.com, has opened up a front against Buchanan, with an article that levels charges of anti-Semitism Horowitz, a rabid pro-Israel author and founder of the campus watchdog 'Campus Watch' is a part of the Israeli lobby here in America. And by smearing Buchanan as an 'anti-Semite' for daring to put the interests of this nation first, Horowitz, like so many others before him, has just proven these fine gentlemen right.
07-22-06 - Tel Aviv: Thousands rally against war Others threw garbage bags at the activists and shouted: "A good Arab is a dead Arab,"
07-22-06 - U.S. speeds up bomb delivery to Israel: report The decision to quickly ship the weapons to Israel was made with relatively little debate within the Bush administration, the report cited American officials as saying. Its disclosure threatens to anger Arab governments and others, the report said.
Way to win the battle of the 'hearts and minds'!
07-22-06 - A Lebanese nun inspects the damage at the roof of a Maronite convent following an Israeli air strike on the neighbouring transmission tower From the accompanying article ("Israeli strikes kill four civilians in Lebanon "): The strikes targeted transmission towers for a number of private TV stations, including LBCI and Future, and some private radio stations in Fatqa and further up Mount Sannine
07-22-06 - Israel's Disproportionate Violence No Surprise In both cases it is clear Israel hoped that, by Islamizing its opponents in these regional conflicts, it would delegitimize them in the eyes of Western allies and that it could cultivate sectarianism as a way to further weaken the social cohesiveness of its neighbors. Israel has done all it possibly can to avoid negotiating with Palestinians, to weaken the hand of moderates such as Abbas, and to keep all of the Palestinian territory it can get - with as few Palestinians on it as possible. At the very moment Abbas and Hamas came to agreement on some of the demands made by the international community in order to reestablish aid, Israel struck. In fact, weeks up to that point, Israel relentlessly shelled civilian areas. I noted that this was seen as severely provocative. As if they were LOOKING to get a response. And if they got one, they could then say, 'See, we don't have a partner for peace.'
07-22-06 - Doing bin Laden's Work for Him As Lebanon burns, bin Laden's words will reinforce and harden Muslim perceptions ? including the views of Muslims in Europe and North America ? that the U.S.-led West is warring on Islam and its followers.
07-22-06 - Blair "horribly wrong" on Mideast - aid agencies Some of the world's major aid agencies said on Friday that Prime Minister Tony Blair had got his policy on the crisis in Lebanon "horribly wrong" by failing to call for an immediate cease-fire in the Middle East.
07-22-06 - UN sets focus on Mideast humanitarian woes The U.N. Security Council turned its focus to a dire humanitarian crisis in Lebanon on Friday as Secretary-General Kofi Annan's plea for a quick end to the fighting between Israel and Hizbollah failed to gain traction.
07-22-06 - Once again, truth is the first casualty of war
07-22-06 - THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP TAPED: FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2006 MR. BUCHANAN: The Israeli army, the mighty Israeli army, in 18 years could not defeat and disarm Hezbollah. How in heaven's name can they expect the Lebanese to do it?
07-22-06 - Army threatens to demolish the PA security headquarters in Tulkarem The Israeli army have told the Palestinian military coordination office in the West Bank city of Tulkarem that Israeli troops will demolish the Palestinian Authority security headquarters in the city.
07-22-06 - U.S. doubts Israeli figures about damage of air Israel is overstating the damage its air war has inflicted on the Hezbollah militia, which hides its weapons in tunnels and civilian neighborhoods throughout Lebanon, Bush administration and intelligence officials said yesterday.
07-22-06 - Hezbollah, Hamas and Israel: Everything You Need To Know A good read.
07-22-06 - Israel sows seeds of hatred Israel claims that Iranian hands are all over the bombs and training of Hezbollah and its arms. The hypocrisy is not lost on any Arab, because we all know, especially those of us at the receiving end, that U.S. hands are all over Israeli bombs and ammunitions and war machines.
07-22-06 - US to give Israel another week for attacks: paper Israel's onslaught in Lebanon to cripple Hizbollah, after the group abducted two soldiers from Israel on July 12, has claimed 355 lives, mostly civilians
07-22-06 - Israel 'seizes' Hezbollah village
07-22-06 - Flight of 700,000 refugees puts massive strain on Syria The exodus is putting a serious strain on Syria, which has 300,000 Palestinian refugees and over 450,000 Iraqis who fled Iraq after the US-led invasion in 2003. With hotels full in Damascus, people are staying in orphanages, schools and university dormitories, or travelling to neighbouring Jordan, or to other Syrian cities And the neocons would like nothing more than for the US to attack Syria, the safe haven for fleeing Arabs, to please Israel.
07-22-06 - Our city is being torn by these two brutal foes Hizbollah appears to have been surprised by the size of Israel's reaction to the cross-border attack that killed eight Israeli soldiers and captured two others on 12 July. The attack gave Israel a pretext for an operation it admits it has been planning ever since the Israeli Defence Force withdrew unilaterally from south Lebanon in May 2000
07-22-06 - Thousands protest in Australia against Mideast violence An Lebanese-Australian woman, who gave her name only as Diana, told Australian Associated Press she feared for her family in Lebanon. "They are murdering children and burying them under rubble,"
07-22-06 - Raising white flags, terrified Lebanese flee north Terrorism defined: the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion
07-22-06 - Do not even compare Israel to America
07-22-06 - Akron Professor May Be Detained In Israel Over Writings Israeli authorities won't say what he's charged with. But the group, Human Rights Watch, said Israel may have detained Falah because his academic writings have a "anti-Israel bent."
07-22-06 - Tony Snow to Helen Thomas: "Thank You for the Hezbollah View" HELEN THOMAS: We have gone for collective punishment against all of Lebanon and Palestine. TONY SNOW: What?s interesting, Helen -- HELEN THOMAS: And this is what?s happening, and that?s the perception of the United States. TONY SNOW: Well, thank you for the Hezbollah view, but I would encourage you --
07-22-06 - A sweet deal for Israel Because of the perceived power of the Jewish lobby -- it has been called the National Rifle Association of U.S. foreign policy -- working Capitol Hill for Jewish organizations these days is, to quote one of their own lobbyists, 'like pushing at an open door.'
07-22-06 - Lou Dobbs: Exporting American Ignorance?
07-22-06 - Singer Shakira urges diplomacy in Israel-Lebanon crisis "I am sad, I guess like the rest of the world is, to know that because of this conflict so many innocent mothers and children are dying," she said. Shakira is half Lebanese.
07-22-06 - 'Civilian Casualty'? It Depends The Israel apologentsia via Alan Dershowitz never ends. Just when you think he could not possibly sink any lower. He does. According to his 'logic', Americans would deserve to be killed if criminals/terrorists lived in their midst. In other words, this < expletive >, having previously endorsed torture, is now endorsing collective punishment of civilians. Why? Because Alan Dershowitz has a passionate attachment so much so that it has clouded his judgement, if he had any to begin with.
07-22-06 - Nuking Hezbollah perhaps Bush-Cheney can now nuke Iran, even though the IAEA has verified Iran to be nuke-less I will again refer back to this article from August of 2005.
07-22-06 - Reassessing the Hariri assassination in the light of recent events
07-22-06 - The Shame of Being an American The House of Representatives resolution, bought and paid for by AIPAC money, is the final nail in the coffin of American prestige in the Middle East.
07-22-06 - Are the Shias on the brink of taking over the Middle East?
07-22-06 - Silence of the Lambs
07-22-06 - Saudi FM to discuss Mideast crisis in US, Britain, Russia The agency gave no dates, but the White House has announced that Saud and Bandar will meet US President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday. The talks will be held shortly before Rice heads for the Middle East.
07-22-06 - Madison West Grad Caught In Mideast Conflict "I'm pretty disgusted by it, actually. It makes it look as though ... the Lebanese, it's ok if there's collateral damage," she said. "For me these are family, these are people I know ... it makes me very nauseous."
07-22-06 - Mid-East faces uncertain future As Arab rulers are only too well aware, the current conflict has inflamed anti-Israeli and anti-American feeling to a new pitch. In this sense its impact extends well beyond the Middle East
07-22-06 - Views Complicated By Dual Loyalties When they came to Israel six years ago from a country still technically at war with the Jewish state, the Israeli government treated them much as it does other new arrivals, Sebag said, offering assistance with finding housing and jobs and, unlike most Israeli Arabs, settling them in Jewish cities and towns. Most carry identification cards that identify them as former SLA soldiers, which they say spares them the extra hassles other Arabs face here. Well isn't that nice?
07-22-06 - Film festival drops Israel as sponsor to protest attack The organizers of the 2006 Locarno International Film Festival have dropped the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a festival sponsor because of that country's unremitting bombardment of civilian targets in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip.
07-21-06 - Israel troops kill Palestinian nurse in W. Bank The off-duty male nurse had stopped to give medical assistance to three protesters who were throwing stones at soldiers and were wounded by a tank shell.
07-21-06 - Israel reduces Palestinian HQ in Nablus to rubble Ahmed Anab, a 38-year-old local resident whose house is adjacent to the local "muqataa" compound, was killed outside his home from the force of explosives detonated by the Israeli army
07-21-06 - Death toll tops 100 in Israel's Gaza offensive Medical sources said that besides the militant from Hamas, whose armed wing claimed joint responsibility for the capture of the missing teenage Israeli soldier, his mother and two other members of the family were killed. Three other people, including a three-year-old girl, were wounded in the incident in eastern Gaza City....A local official from UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, said 16 hectares (40 acres) of fields, mostly olive groves, were ravaged in (a different) operation and that around 10 homes had been damaged by tanks and bulldozers.
07-21-06 - They put the 86 corpses into plain wood caskets. Many were just big enough to fit a small child "Most of the casualties are women and children," he said. "They (Israel) are not letting us save them. Ambulances aren't allowed into areas after they are shelled."..."I have been an ambulance worker for 15 years and I have never seen it like this before"
07-21-06 - No, this is not 'our war' by Patrick J. Buchanan No, Kenny boy, we are not "all Israelis." Some of us still think of ourselves as Americans, first, last and always. And, no, Mr. Kristol, this is not "our war." It's your war.
07-21-06 - Israel warns Lebanese to flee Israel warned Lebanese civilians to leave border villages on Friday and called up 3,000 reserves in a possible prelude to a ground offensive that would expand its 10-day-old campaign against Hizbollah guerrillas.
07-21-06 - Ahmad Ali lies in a bed, with his legs amputated, as his wife reacts next to him, at a hospital in Beirut
07-21-06 - Coffins containing the bodies of Lebanese victims are laid in a mass grave in the southern Lebanon city of Tyre
07-21-06 - Grim proof ordinary folk are dying in the killing zone Judging by the list of actual targets hit so far, what Israeli security experts term "the target bank" includes, in practice, civilian homes, minibuses and cars, as terrified families try to run away.
07-21-06 - Israel gears up for ground war Israeli commanders plan to clear a 1.5km-wide zone on the Lebanese side of the border, where there are a series of well-fortified Hizbullah positions, a senior Israeli official said. Thousands of Israeli reservists were being called up.
07-21-06 - Hezbollah defies Israeli pressure Four Israeli soldiers, part of an operation searching for Hezbollah militants, bases and weapons, were killed in clashes in southern Lebanon near the Israeli border on Thursday
07-21-06 - Mideast Conflict Boosts Chances of Iran-US Showdown
07-21-06 - VIDEO - Matthews, Buchanan slam neocons for Mideast 'warmongering' Pat Buchanan giving them hell. A must see :)
07-21-06 - Israel set war plan more than a year ago Israel's military response by air, land and sea to what it considered a provocation last week by Hezbollah militants is unfolding according to a plan finalized more than a year ago
07-21-06 - U.S. EXCLUSIVE: Syrian President Bashar Al-Asad on U.S. Foreign Policy, the Resistance in Iraq, Syrian-Lebanese Relations and More Israel occupied the Golan in 1967, and the United States, in spite of Security Council Resolutions 242, 338, has allowed that occupation to stand, as it has allowed the occupation of Palestinian territories to stand for the last 39 years. The United States allowed Israel to occupy Lebanon, Southern Lebanon, for 22 years, and occupy the Palestinian territories for 39 years. But yet our government has pushed Lebanon to implement UNSC resolution 1559 which called for an end to Syrian occupation thereof. To my knowledge, Israel has never implemented any of the scores of UN resolutions that she is in violation of. Nor has the US asked her to.
07-21-06 - More US warships off Lebanon The USS Trenton, the USS Whidbey Island and a chartered vessel called the Rahma were in line to bring out up to 4,200 people from Beirut over the course of the day Friday, said Colonel Gary Keck.
07-21-06 - Israel claims nearly 100 Hizbollah fighters killed Lieutenant-General Dan Halutz did not say how the army had arrived at the numbe
07-21-06 - Israeli choppers collide near Lebanon
07-21-06 - Rice to present diplomacy plan for Lebanon
07-21-06 - Battered Lebanon counts the cost of Israeli onslaught Infrastructure damage will cost 'billions of dollars to repair'
07-21-06 - Hezbollah leader apologizes for attack's child victims
07-21-06 - Israel may win this battle but she will lose the war
07-21-06 - Canada Asks Israel About Ship Attack Report
07-21-06 - Saddam pins war on Bush, pro-Israel lobby Saddam Hussein said in a letter released Friday that President Bush and pro- Israel groups lied to Americans to justify the Iraq war, and he added that Iran "and its agents" helped facilitate the aggression.
07-21-06 - Bush and Congress hardline support for Israel further isolates U.S.A. President George W. Bush's uncompromising support for Israel in its battle with Hezbollah, now backed by Congress, is threatening to isolate the United States even further from the rest of the world.
It is also putting the administration at odds with governments in the Middle East that it is simultaneously trying to prop up and sowing increasing anger across the Arab world.
So then, how exactly is it in AMERICA's best interest to give unconditional support to Israel after it has engaged in the destruction of civilian life and infrastructure? When is the AMERICAN NATIONAL INTEREST ever going to be considered by American politicians, talk show hosts, and the MSM?
07-21-06 - UN members press for Lebanon truce and humanitarian access to civilians "Regrettably, the inaction of the Security Council has only further bolstered Israel's perception that it is immune from the law and that it will not be held accountable for its illegal actions,"
07-21-06 - Annan warns Israel on invasion; urges Syria, Iran to join talks UN Secretary General Kofi Annan warned that an Israeli invasion of Lebanon would see a dramatic escalation of Hezbollah attacks and said Syria and Iran should be involved in resolving the crisis.
07-21-06 - U.S. marines carry a child at Larnaca port of Cyprus
07-21-06 - America Held Hostage - It's day 10 ? and Israel is still threatening the lives of 25,000 Americans in Lebanon Individuals within the State Department, I am told, have been reluctant to create an impression that the Israeli assault on Lebanon is as bad as it is or that civilian U.S. citizens are being threatened by U.S. ally Israel
07-21-06 - Muslim leaders warn of renewed threats against Al-Aqsa Mosque by extreme Jewish groups The al-Aqsa Mosque, constructed in 674 CE on the site where Muslims believe the Prophet Mohammed stood as he ascended into heaven in 621 BC has come under increased threats in recent weeks as hostilities flare in the region, with extreme Jewish groups making threats to take over the Muslim holy site and destroy the al-Aqsa Mosque to replace it with a synagogue
07-21-06 - To Israel: "You just want us all to die, and no one in the world seems to care"
07-21-06 - Analysis: could Israel face war crimes charges? "In principle a whole range of people from the Israeli Prime Minister, through senior generals down to air force or artillery gunners could be guilty of war crimes," Israeli forces napalmed US sailors, and when they were done doing that they then torpedoed that ship in an attack by air and by sea that lasted for 75 minutes. They committed war crimes in the process that have gone unpunished to this day. This attack, and the behavior by the US government and by the American media prove something crucial: that America is Israeli-occupied territory. Israel can kill Americans and get away with it. And again.
07-21-06 - US State Dept.: You're on Your Own
07-21-06 - On the spot: Lebanese dead lie in rubble You won't find these stories in the mainstream media in America. Why is that? Because the Israeli lobby and its sympathizers or those it has coerced therein want you to believe that Israel is targeting Hezbollah only. This is clearly not the case.
07-21-06 - Polish humanitarian aid for Palestinians
07-21-06 - Caritas Lebanon slams milk factory attack "The Israeli Army is making the situation even worse for Lebanese civilians by targeting warehouses and factories,"
07-21-06 - Scared Lebanese shift anger to Israel Hizbollah, backed by Iran and Syria, says demands for it to disarm are part of a U.S. agenda that aims to secure Israel's northern border, thus giving the Jewish state free reign against the Palestinians.
07-21-06 - THE TWO ISRAELI SOLDIERS WERE CAPTURED IN LEBANON
07-21-06 - Hezbollah Captures 2 Israeli Soldiers The militant group Hezbollah captured two Israeli soldiers during clashes Wednesday across the border in southern Lebanon
07-21-06 - A Handful of Neocons Are Instigating a Wider War the neoconservatives are frantically and shrilly demanding that Bush join Israel in military attacks on Syria and Iran in order to "build democracy" and to clear the Middle East of any opposition to Israel's unbridled self-interest.
07-21-06 - 'Why is there not a murmur of protest from Washington?' It is the height of hypocrisy for the Bush administration to make so much effort to find the killers of Hariri, and then stand back and do nothing when hundreds of Lebanese civilians are massacred by Israel.
07-21-06 - 'Hizbullah is doing more for our cause than any Arab government has ever done'
07-21-06 - The Israel Resolution by Rep. Ron Paul of TX It is very easy to criticize the Government of Lebanon for not doing more about Hezbollah. I object to terrorism committed by Hezbollah because I am a strong opponent to all violence on all sides. But I also object to the unreasonable accusations that the Government of Lebanon has not done enough, when we realize that Israel occupied southern Lebanon for 18 years and was not able to neutralize Hezbollah. Ron Paul - one of the good guys.
07-21-06 - Pro-Israeli media 'watchdog' CAMERA goes on the rampage The 7-minute interview by NPR of Mearsheimer and Walt, the authors of the study "The Israel Lobby", has CAMERA's BVDs in a bunch. The interview was, according to CAMERA, an indulgence in "anti-Israel and anti-Jewish defamation". Findley is called rabidly anti-Israel, and they played the David Duke card at the end there. In short, the Israeli lobby proved Mearsheimer and Walt right ONCE MORE.
07-21-06 - Kerry on Rush and Israel - Idea that Republicans back Jewish state ruffles senator The two parties jostle to show which of them is more loyal to Israel.
07-21-06 - Iron Maiden Singer Airlifts 200 Beirut Evacuees
07-21-06 - Why Hezbollah is Winning... So Far In the short run, the question may be which runs out first, Hezbollah?s supply of rockets or the world?s patience with Israel bombing the helpless state of Lebanon. If the latter continues much longer, the Lebanese government may collapse, undoing one of America?s few recent successes in the Islamic world.
07-21-06 - In Russia, linking of Jewish issues with democracy is no longer a given "It is certain that the authorities are trying to limit the influence from abroad played by various non-governmental organizations, although fears that this might somehow affect Jewish organizations have not materialized yet," Does Russia seek to block the presence of a strong pro-Israeli lobby (like the one in the US)?
07-21-06 - Clinton, Dole urge MDA kudos Two U.S. senators introduced a resolution congratulating Israel?s emergency medical response service for gaining membership in the International Red Cross. We need legislation for THIS? Preposterous.
07-21-06 - Protests against Israel in Berlin, Cairo and Amman
07-21-06 - Arab world deeply split over Hezbollah Key Arab allies of the United States, predominantly Sunni countries such as Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt, fear the rising power of Shiites in the region: Hezbollah militants who virtually control southern Lebanon, Iraq's majority Shiite government, and - most worrisome - the Shiite theocracy that has run Iran for decades.....On Thursday, Iraqis staged an anti-Israel protest with banners reading "Shiites and Sunnis unite" in the city of Samarra, where the bombing of a Shiite shrine in February brought the country to the brink of civil war.
07-21-06 - Late night calls from Israel spook jittery Lebanese "My grandmother got two calls at 5 and 6 in the morning saying the Israeli state would not stop the attacks and asking everyone to leave the area south of the Litani," said one woman who is stranded in Sidon. "She slammed the phone down."
07-21-06 - Blair dismisses Archbishop's ceasefire call
07-21-06 - Spain denies anti-Semitism in criticizing Israel
07-21-06 - IT SEEMS ISRAEL PLANNED DELIBERATE PROVOCATION OF HAMAS AND HIZBOLLAH
07-21-06 - Few Editorials Find Fault with the Bombing of Beirut The editorial response is all the more scandalous because this is not some distant conflict where America is merely a third party. The U.S. is Israel?s prime (sometimes virtually its only) major ally, and the funder or producer of much of the armaments landing on Lebanon ? though you?d never know of this special link from reading most of these editorials.
07-21-06 - Reports Aussies injured in Lebanon, DFAT investigates I wonder how many Americans have been injured or killed in Israel's attack on Lebanon? You can be sure, if there are such casualties, our media will totally ignore them.
07-21-06 - An Open Letter to American Churches Regarding the Escalating Conflict in the Middle East "Christian" Ruth Lautt would appear to be justifying the killing of civilians. It's not very "Christian" of you, "Sr". It has slipped from the dear "Sr."'s attention that Israel has fired on those civilians that Israel has told to flee - killing children in the process.
07-20-06 - Palestinian killed by Israeli tank fire in Gaza One Palestinian has killed and three others critically wounded when an Israeli tank fired a shell in the Maghazi refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, medical sources said.
07-20-06 - Four Palestinians killed as Israel warns Gaza civilians A 16-year-old boy died after being shot through the heart and a national security officer was killed by Israeli fire and tank shelling in the Maghazi refugee camp, where ground troops have been operating for two days.
07-20-06 - Israeli shelling kills 5 in Gaza: medics Israeli shelling against Gaza City killed five Palestinians including a Hamas militant on Friday, sources in the governing Islamic group and medics told Reuters.
07-20-06 - Israeli shells hit UN posts in Lebanon, no one hurt
07-20-06 - Iran present at North Korea missile launch: US
07-20-06 - Charities warn of nightmare scene for Lebanese children, displaced Jan Egeland, the United Nations' emergency relief co-ordinator, told BBC radio that nearly 500,000 people were fleeing Lebanon, a third of them youngsters.
07-20-06 - Fox News analyst compares Israelis to Nazis
07-20-06 - CAIR Seeks Reports of Americans Killed, Injured In Lebanon "We need to know whether any of our nation's citizens or permanent residents were harmed by Israeli attacks using American taxpayer-supplied weapons,"
07-20-06 - US to send Rice to Mideast soon, but no ceasefire call The United States announced that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will go to the Middle East as early as next week to press for a political solution to the crisis there, but it is still not supporting a ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah
07-20-06 - Lebanese left behind by evacuations feel abandoned "Even after our long war, we are being ignored again by the international community and I have lost faith in humanity. I realise that we mean nothing to them, just nothing."
07-20-06 - Calls mount for Lebanon ceasefire to avert humanitarian 'catastrophe' International appeals have mounted for a rapid ceasefire in Lebanon, with Russia warning of a "humanitarian catastrophe" in the making and the UN Security Council set to meet to etch a way forward.
07-20-06 - Marines help Americans flee Israel's war in Lebanon It was the U.S. military's first return to Lebanon since it withdrew in 1984, months after a Shi'ite Muslim suicide bomber destroyed a Marine barracks killing 241 U.S. service personnel
07-20-06 - We'll bomb civilian homes, says Israeli army Israeli military officials have said the army will start attacking homes in civilian areas of the Gaza Strip where weapons are secretly stored. Start?
07-20-06 - Lebanese Army may join forces with Hizbullah The Lebanese Minister of Defense warned Israel Thursday that if IDF ground forces are sent into southern Lebanon, Lebanese troops will fight along with the Hizbullah against Israel.
07-20-06 - Wondering who the terrorists are...
07-20-06 - IDF: Mossad "has significantly infiltrated Hizbullah" IDF officials told Ynet that dozens of Air Force fighter jets participated in the massive air strike on a south Beirut target, acting on IDF intelligence.
07-20-06 - Lebanese police officers carry an elderly American citizen on a wheelchair to USS Nashville's landing craft on as it evacuates stranded American citizens from the beach north of Beirut, Lebanon
07-20-06 - US Marines help bring evacuees on board a LCU (Landing Craft Utility) from a beach in Beirut, Lebanon
07-20-06 - House overwhelmingly backs Israel in vote
07-20-06 - Russia criticizes Israel for offensive
07-20-06 - Military analysts question Israeli bombing "The military rationale seems rather thin, since many of the targets have no conceivable relationship to Hezbollah,"
07-20-06 - Army starts to build new sections of the Wall in Al Ramadeen Area
07-20-06 - Israel tears down Palestinian government buildings
07-20-06 - Anglican leader condemns 'vicious' Middle East violence
07-20-06 - Beirut to complain to UN about 'Israeli' hand in assassinations
07-20-06 - A U.S soldier gives instructions to a Lebanese-American girl as she waits with her family to be evacuated by helicopters
07-20-06 - A PRCS ambulance was delayed and subjected to direct Israeli army gunfire The Israeli soldiers started shooting on the ambulance; two bullets hit the ambulance causing damage to the vehicle. No injuries were reported.
07-20-06 - Director of charity tells how children were killed
07-20-06 - Israeli Soldiers use civilians as Human Shields in Beit Hanun B'Tselem's initial investigation indicates that, during an incursion by Israeli forces into Beit Hanun, in the northern Gaza Strip, on 17 July 2006, soldiers seized control of two buildings in the town and used residents as human shield.
07-20-06 - Bishop leads picket of Israeli consulate in USA Joined by a number of Episcopal clergy and anti-Israel protesters, Bishop Shaw said he objected to the "the collective punishment of the Palestinian people" It is up to ordinary citizens and clergy of America to stand up for justice for the ordinary people of the Middle East who have become victims of Israeli collective punishment; something that our government refuses to do. Our citizens must fill in the void to stand up and say and do what's right. Where our State Department fails in its ability to shore up America's image abroad, ordinary citizens unknowlingly fill the void.
07-20-06 - India deplores arrest of Palestinian Ministers by Israel
07-20-06 - Hamas, Egypt discuss Israeli prisoner
07-20-06 - West Bank: TV crews hit by rubber bullets "It was clear when they shot him that they knew he was press."
07-20-06 - Israel urged to withdraw from Red Crescent site The International Committee of the Red Cross said the Israeli army had occupied the Red Crescent premises in an operation that began on Tuesday night, blocking the entrance and hindering movement of ambulances, patients and staff.
07-20-06 - Turkish PM urges Bush to intervene for Mideast ceasefire
07-20-06 - Roundup: Palestinian factions agree to form coalition government
07-20-06 - Syrians defiant, outraged at Lebanon's destruction "The Israelis have spared no one. We are in utter shock." said Ghada Al-Shidi, who was donating blood bound for Lebanese hospitals in response to calls by the Red Crescent.
07-20-06 - Despite Ties to Hamas, Militants Aren?t Following Political Leaders
07-20-06 - US shrugs at Maliki comments on Israel The White House shrugged off Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's condemnation of Israeli strikes in Lebanon as evidence the government in Baghdad is truly independent.
07-20-06 - Americans oppose involvement in Mideast clash: poll
07-20-06 - NeoCon/Iran Road to Disaster; Statement by Author and Commentator Trita Parsi The violence in the Middle East has provided the neo- conservatives with a pretext for actions they've long sought to promote -- war with Iran
07-20-06 - No, We're Not 'All Israelis Now'
07-20-06 - AIPAC was pressured to cut off embattled analysts, motion charges
07-20-06 - Preoccupied With Fighting, Israelis Put Aside Plans to Withdraw Settlers From West Bank
07-20-06 - Close-up view of Palestinian plight Jews loyal to the Torah do not recognize Israel as a Jewish state but as a Zionist entity exploiting the Jewish faith to further its political agenda
07-20-06 - US church leaders write to Bush over Gaza crisis They condemn the abduction of the Israeli soldier and the killing of the young settler by Palestinians, but consider Israel's response the destruction of bridges and a power station, the deprivation and deaths of civilians and arrests of Palestinian officials as without proportion
07-20-06 - Electronic Lebanon Website Brings Voices from Beseiged Beirut
07-20-06 - Palestinian Dance Troupe dances in hope for peace "I remember one (Palestinian) girl saying, 'I want to look out my window and not see a wall there.' These hopes are real. They are not shallow. It's basic things like the freedom to go outside and not be afraid, the freedom for a better life."
07-20-06 - Presiding Bishop signs statement on Gaza, Hezbollah-Israel conflicts
07-20-06 - Speaker Hastert Sends Congressional Delegation to Middle East; Chairman Hoekstra to Lead Bipartisan Group While there, the group will meet with American, Israeli and Palestinian officials about the ongoing confrontations and discuss efforts to end the crisis and establish democracy and peace in the region.
07-20-06 - In Arab-Israeli community, few blame militants for rocket attacks One of the biggest questions on Thursday was why the city's air raid sirens never gave a warning on Wednesday in Nazareth.
07-20-06 - RADA has Signed a $650,000 Contract, With a Strategic Customer, to Provide Digital Video Recorders for a Fighter Aircraft RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. is an Israel based company involved in the military and commercial aerospace industries
07-20-06 - A Perfect Storm Of Clouded Judgment Once the crisis began, immediate American involvement might also have prevented the violence from escalating. This, however, would have required the lines of communication and leverage with the warring parties that the administration's policies had systematically dismantled
07-20-06 - General Dynamics Wins $129M Armor Deal General Dynamics Corp. said Thursday it received a contract from the Army worth more than $129 million for reactive armor for the Bradley fighting vehicles...Contract work will be done in Haifa, Israel
07-19-06 - 14 Palestinians die in Israeli Gaza raids A U.N. report issued Wednesday said the Israeli army has carried out 168 airstrikes and fired more than 600 shells into Gaza, while Palestinian militants have fired 177 homemade rockets toward Israel.
The report said 100 Palestinians have been killed since the Gaza offensive began, not counting the 14 on Wednesday. Thirty of the 100 were under age 18, the U.N. report said.
07-19-06 - Israeli troops kill 9 Palestinians in Gaza, West Bank The two civilians killed included a 16-year-old. Fifty-two Palestinians were wounded in the Gaza clashes, including four hurt by a missile fired from an Israeli drone aircraft. At least 10 of those hurt were children. Some of the wounded were in a critical condition, medics said.
07-19-06 - As the world looks elsewhere, death toll rises in Gaza "I wish that I was the one who was killed and not him," said Ahmed, 17, standing on his roof, where his brother, Muhammad, 22, was struck in the chest by a sniper's bullet early on Monday morning
07-19-06 - Fourteen residents, including mother and her child, killed Wednesday in Gaza and the West Bank
07-19-06 - One dead in rocket barrage in N Israel: medics
07-19-06 - Hizbollah's rockets have Arabs and Israelis in their sights Rabbia Taluzi, three, and Mahmoud Taluzi, seven, were playing in a street in the crowded heart of Nazareth yesterday afternoon when the Katyusha came out of clear blue sky and killed them. The two boys became the first Israeli Arabs to die in this eight-day war when four Hizbollah rockets - which now seem to make no distinction between Jewish and Arab victims in northern Israel - hurtled into the densely populated hill town where Jesus grew up.
07-19-06 - Israeli strikes flatten Lebanese villages The village mayor said between 25 and 30 people were believed to have been in the 15 wrecked houses, and their fate was unknown. Fire engines put out the blaze and rescuers struggled to retrieve the casualties. "This is a real massacre," Mayor Hussein Kamaledine said.
07-19-06 - Dozens more die as air strikes continue
07-19-06 - Hezbollah kills two Israeli soldiers Israel sent special forces to a Lebanese village just over the border from Avivim on Wednesday to flush out a Hezbollah squad hiding in the hilly countryside.
07-19-06 - Strike on bunker failed, says Hizbullah Israeli jets bombed Beirut last night in an apparently vain effort to decapitate the Hizbullah leadership, after at least 63 Lebanese civilians died under air strikes and artillery fire on the deadliest day since the Israeli assault began
07-19-06 - Turkey sends humanitarian aid to Palestinians
07-19-06 - Food aid for Palestinians in crisis
07-19-06 - Israel's tight window for action With tacit support from the US, Israel has operated with a relatively free hand, leaving hundreds of Lebanese civilians dead How is this in the interests of America? Does this not jeopardize our efforts in Iraq? How can we claim on the one hand that we are helping one group of Arabs, and then on the other let Israel destroy civilian life and infrastructure of another group of Arabs?
07-19-06 - Is Israel Using Arab Villages as Human Shields? Several Israeli armaments factories and storage depots have been built close by Arab communities in the north of Israel, possibly in the hope that by locating them there Arab regimes will be deterred from attacking Israel?s enormous armory....Ehud Olmert?s media adviser, Assif Shariv, told the Post that the international media were interviewing Israeli spokespeople four times as much as spokespeople for the Palestinians and Lebanese. Another government adviser, Gideon Meir, boasted: ?We have never had it so good. The hasbara (propaganda) effort is a well-oiled machine."
07-19-06 - US supports Israel but worried about length of military strikes "I'm very concerned about the people of Lebanon, about Lebanon's freedom and democracy and a Lebanon where all Lebanese can prosper," Rice said Which is why you support the collective punishment of an entire population?
07-19-06 - Israel pounds Lebanon, civilians fear worse to come "I have a very bad feeling that after the foreigners flee the bombings will get worse," said 37-year old Ziad Nayef, a costume designer. "Nobody cares about Arab lives."
07-19-06 - Rep. Kucinich?s to introduce Resolution Calling on Bush to Push for Cease-Fire
07-19-06 - U.N. rights head sees possible Mideast war crimes Arbour, a former Canadian Supreme Court judge and war crimes prosecutor, said the "indiscriminate shelling" of cities and the bombing of sites where civilians would suffer were unacceptable.
07-19-06 - In Lebanon, UN force overwhelmed
07-19-06 - Lebanon PM appeals for truce, vows to make Israel pay "Let me assure you that we shall spare no avenue to make Israel" pay compensation for its destructive and deadly attacks on Lebanon because "the country has been torn to shreds."
07-19-06 - Egypt protest indicates Arab mood The demonstrators here do not believe that Hezbollah is fighting Israel on behalf of Iran, as it is widely believed elsewhere.
07-19-06 - US claims world backs Israel, others urge ceasefire Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said it was a mistake to "accuse particular countries and leaders" outside Israel and Lebanon over the crisis.
07-19-06 - Lebanon 'has been torn to shreds' "Can the international community stand by while such callous retribution by the state of Israel is inflicted on us?"
07-19-06 - Al-Jazeera technician 'shot in West Bank' The network claimed the attack came after an Israeli military vehicle suddenly sped up towards al-Jazeera's reporter, Jivara al-Budeiri, in "an apparent attempt to interrupt the report".
07-19-06 - Audio from the Guardian UK: Conflict drives Lebanon back into Syria's hands As the bombing and the blockade continue, the public mood is swinging against Israel rather than Hizbullah, and Damascus provides the only lifeline, reports Brian Whitaker from Beirut. (4min 59s) Israel needs to think first, before she (over)reacts.
07-19-06 - A protracted colonial war With US support, Israel is hoping to isolate and topple Syria by holding sway over Lebanon
07-19-06 - Lebanese who fled as youngsters forced to flee again with own children
07-19-06 - France pushes UN for action on conflict The French move has tacit support from Russia and China, which have criticised Israel's response to attacks by Hizbullah. But it will cause problems with the US and Britain......Louise Arbour, the UN's high commissioner for human rights, said yesterday the scale of killing in Lebanon, Israel and the Palestinian territories could constitute war crimes
07-19-06 - Lebanese short of food, water under Israeli bombs Ghassan Bourji says he has run out of insulin for his two diabetic children and heart medication for his mother because Israeli bombardment has cut supplies to his village of Rmadiyeh in south Lebanon.
07-19-06 - Israel calls up media 'reserves' Shariv said that Israelis have been interviewed by the foreign press four times as much as spokespeople for the Palestinians and Lebanese. As proof of Israel's success, he also cited a poll of Sky News viewers that found that 80 percent believe that Israel's attacks on Lebanon were justified. "We have never had it so good," Meir said. "The hasbara effort is a well-oiled machine."
07-19-06 - Americans begin Lebanon evacuation photos
07-19-06 - Experts challenge White House line on Iran's influence
07-19-06 - UN ADDS $169 MILLION TO RELIEF AID APPEAL FOR PALESTINIANS, FOR $384 MILLION TOTAL
07-19-06 - EU vows to try its best to end Israel-Lebanon crisis
07-19-06 - Iraqi Denounces Israel?s Actions Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki of Iraq on Wednesday forcefully denounced the Israeli attacks on Lebanon, marking a sharp break with President Bush?s position and highlighting the growing power of a Shiite Muslim identity across the Middle East.
07-19-06 - Robert Novak: U.S. cheering punishment of Hezbollah Sen. Chuck Hagel, second-ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is a voice in the wilderness suggesting U.S. policy is dangerously isolated by the Israeli alliance. .....few office seekers have dared criticize Israel. Another patriot? Be still my heart. What happened to Paul Findley gets a mention as well. What's this? "Hagel was one of the first public figures last week to propose sending a prestigious former Republican secretary of state - either James A. Baker III or Colin Powell - to the Middle East as a Presidential envoy". Baker was my choice as well.
07-19-06 - 'Spies' rounded up in Beirut Lebanese security forces rounded up Beirut residents suspected of spying on behalf of Israel. This reminds me of something else: was not a Hezbollah member killed in a bombing a few weeks back? And didn't Lebanon subsequently arrest Israeli spies in the aftermath of that bombing? Was THIS one of the factors that came into play with regard to what started this whole thing in the first place?
07-19-06 - Rice, U.N. to discuss cease-fire "Our view is that a cease-fire is not the first thing required," John Bolton, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, told JTA on Wednesday at a gathering of Jewish leaders in New York.
07-19-06 - Assad wants cease-fire Syria's president called for a cease-fire between Hezbollah and Israel.
07-19-06 - Haifa's Arabs, Jews appear united
07-19-06 - Israel Lobby in Action Senator John Warner, the hawkish Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, has been a lone voice in holding up legislation in the Senate viewed as unnecessarily slanted toward Israel. "Our support for Israel is very strong, Mr. President, but it cannot be unconditional," Warner said on the Senate floor yesterday. "I urge the Administration to think through very carefully how Israel's extraordinary reaction could affect our operations in Iraq and our joint diplomatic efforts to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue," he added in a statement.
A patriot? In Congress? HOLY #@%$!!!
07-19-06 - Red Cross: 'serious questions' over Israel's assault on Lebanon
07-19-06 - Beirut Christians terrified as strikes move closer "The Israelis are firing at everybody, not just on Hizbollah. They are hitting buildings, trucks, an entire people,"
07-19-06 - Saudi, France to seek common stance on Mideast conflict Saudi Arabia and France played a key role in assisting the reconstruction of Lebanon in the wake of its 1975-1990 civil war, a period which also witnessed a full-scale Israeli invasion in 1982.
07-19-06 - Abbas Khalil, wounded in an Israeli warplane missile attack in the southern village of Srifa, Lebanon, sits at a hospital bed
07-19-06 - Mariam Hamed, 80, who lost three members of her family in an Israeli warplane missile attack earlier in the center of the southern market town of Nabatiyeh, Lebanon, is seen seriously wounded at the town's hospital Hamed will probably have both her legs amputated, according to doctors. Was this woman supposed to fight Hezbollah? According to the Israeli/neocon 'logic', she bares guilt for allowing Hezbollah to live in Lebanon.
07-19-06 - Brothers Nabil Alaa al-Din, left, Ramzi, center, and Ali, right, wounded in an Israeli warplane missile attack
07-19-06 - Evangelicals unite for Israel More than 3,400 evangelical Christians converged on Washington to urge stronger support for Israel. How much stronger could it get? Already the national interests of America get pushed to the background.
07-19-06 - Egypt opposition wants Arab-Israeli peace deals revoked Israel's crushing offensive in Lebanon prompted calls by Egyptian opposition groups for peace deals with the Jewish state to be revoked and oil and gas exports to be frozen.
07-19-06 - Speakers, Backers Portray Conflict In Mideast as Part of Terror War the Arab American Institute held an emergency meeting in Washington of 100 leaders from across the country and issued a statement calling for an immediate cease-fire. Three Democratic Michigan lawmakers -- Reps. John D. Dingell, John Conyers Jr. and Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick -- held a news conference calling for the same.
07-19-06 - Israeli censor wielding great power The rules include no real-time reports giving the exact locations of guerrilla missile hits; no reports of missile hits - or misses - on strategic targets; and no reports telling when citizens are allowed to leave their bunkers for supplies. Journalists are also not allowed to give details about senior Israeli officials going to the north, where Hezbollah's rockets are falling, until the officials have left the area. They also cannot report places where there aren't enough shelters or where public defense is weak.
07-19-06 - Anti-Israel rally staged near Detroit Carrying banners that read "Stop Israeli Terrorism," demonstrators in Dearborn, Mich., also criticized the Bush administration for its support of Israel.
07-19-06 - Evacuees 'stranded by Israeli curfew' "All countries who have citizens there have been talking to the Israelis about it and trying to persuade the Israelis to provide arrangements where people can get out," he said. "But, so far, no one has been successful, so we're obviously doing what we can.
07-19-06 - Conscientious objector in Hezbollah conflict An Israeli reserve soldier refused to report for duty in Israel?s conflict with Hezbollah.
07-19-06 - N.Y. demonstrators protest Israeli actions Hundreds of anti-Israel protesters gathered outside Israel's mission to the United Nations on Tuesday.
07-19-06 - Dobbs: Not so smart when it comes to the Middle East Lebanon's lack of wealth is matched by the Palestinians -- three out of every four Palestinians live below the poverty line. Yet the vast majority of our giving in the region flows to Israel. This kind of geopolitical inconsistency and shortsightedness has contributed to the Arab-Israeli conflict that the Western world seems content to allow to perpetuate endlessly.
07-19-06 - Troubles for the Israel Lobby
07-19-06 - Pelosi Floor Statement on House Resolution Reaffirming Support for Israel "And at this difficult time for the state of Israel, this resolution reaffirms our unwavering support and commitment to Israel" Our legislators are beholden to a foreign nation and thus force America to become a party to that nation's collective punishment of both the Palestinians and Lebanese.
07-19-06 - Lieberman gets pro-Israel groups' support "Joe Lieberman, without exception, no conditions ... is the No. 1 pro-Israel advocate and leader in Congress," Well now that's really quite shocking. Next, someone will discover bear feces in the woods.
07-19-06 - US issues travel warning for Israel, West Bank and Gaza The US State Department issued a travel warning for Israel, Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza, reiterating "threats to American citizens and US interests in those respective locations."
07-19-06 - Arab American Leaders Urge Bush Admin to Push for Immediate Ceasefire; Admin Criticized for Lack of Active Engagement, Slow Response
07-19-06 - I was wrong about Michael Savage Though I am still uneasy about the whole former-birkenstock-wearing-liberal-at-Berkeley-cum-conservative thing.. j/k!
07-19-06 - Israel capable of air strike on Iran
07-19-06 - Israel's Outrageous Attacks
07-19-06 - Pay-as-You-Go Evacuation Roils Capitol Hill Those seeking to leave were being asked to sign a promissory note, pledging to repay the U.S. government within 90 days for the costs of their evacuation. The paperwork in Beirut sent tempers through the roof in Washington, not to mention among some under fire in Lebanon who have been asked to sign the notes.
07-19-06 - If Israel has the right to use force in self defence, so do its neighbours
07-18-06 - Gaza security officer's home blown up
07-18-06 - Where are the Christians? by Patrick J. Buchanan what Israel is doing is imposing deliberate suffering on civilians, collective punishment on innocent people, to force them to do something they are powerless to do: disarm the gunmen among them. Such a policy violates international law and comports neither with our values nor our interests. It is un-American and un-Christian. He said as much on MSNBC's Joe Scarborough program. Pat Buchanan is the one of the very few in America that has the guts to speak the truth. God bless him.
07-18-06 - Southern Hebron villages face emerging water crisis
07-18-06 - Lebanon condemns Israel 'madness' The 11 Lebanese soldiers were killed at a barracks east of Beirut. The Lebanese army has been ordered not to respond to the Israeli attacks. But Lebanese soldiers have now died in several strikes, including one on the port of Abdeh on Monday in which nine died.
07-18-06 - $10 million in pharmaceuticals and medicines arrive in Gaza
07-18-06 - Border opens for stranded Gazans Several people have been reported to have died from heat exhaustion during the wait for the border to re-open.
07-18-06 - Amnesty Int'l: UN Should Send Mission to Lebanon and Israel to Investigate Attacks Against Civilians
07-18-06 - 'Catastrophe' looms in Lebanon as Israel pushes offensive "The situation is both alarming and catastrophic. There are about 500,000 people displaced already. The situation is extreme" the representative of the United Nations Children's Fund ( UNICEF) in Beirut, Roberto Laurenti, told AFP.
07-18-06 - Israeli ground troops enter Lebanon
07-18-06 - Israel Strikes Lebanon's Hapless Military
07-18-06 - US Congress readies resolutions supporting Israel Naturally. One wonders what took our AIPAC servants so long?
07-18-06 - Reserve batallions called up as Israel pushes for a new northern buffer zone
07-18-06 - ANALYSIS - Palestinians sidelined as war rages in Lebanon Israeli air raids on Lebanon have killed 230 people, while Hizbollah rockets have killed 12 Israelis.
07-18-06 - Iran's Hizbollah says ready to attack US, Israel Iran's Hizbollah, which claims links to the Lebanese group of the same name, said on Tuesday it stood ready to attack Israeli and U.S. interests worldwide.
07-18-06 - American evacuees angry at Lebanon air strikes Barbara Betlouny, a 12-year resident in Lebanon, told of "endless day and night" bombing that wrecked Beirut's airport runways and nearby power plants after Hizbollah militants kidnapped and killed Israeli soldiers last week.
07-18-06 - US orders nine warships to waters off Lebanon The United States ordered nine warships to waters off the Lebanese coast amid fears of possible terrorist attacks on ships evacuating US nationals, officials said.
07-18-06 - Blair defies backbench dissent with firm support for Olmert Tony Blair hardened his defence of Israel's actions yesterday in the face of allegations from the Liberal Democrats, and some Labour backbenchers, that Israel was involved in an unacceptable and systematic destruction of Lebanon's infrastructure.
07-18-06 - FBI eyes Hizbollah in US as tensions with Iran rise The FBI is trying to ferret out possible Hizbollah agents in the United States amid concerns that rising U.S.-Iranian tensions could trigger attacks on American soil, FBI officials said.
07-18-06 - Peace possible only after world powers 'deal with' Hezbollah: Bush
07-18-06 - Israel's Lebanon campaign goes beyond Hizbollah
07-18-06 - Bush: Syria trying to get back into Lebanon
07-18-06 - Rice will back demands for ceasefire - after a few more days of carnage
07-18-06 - United States to Israel: you have one more week to blast Hizbullah
07-18-06 - Syria isolated but busy with refugees For a second day, Damascus ignored President Bush's expression of disgust with its regime - overheard by accident at the G-8 summit.
07-18-06 - Israel Violates US Law With Attack on Lebanon Israel is in violation of U.S. arms-control laws for deploying U.S.-made fighter planes, combat helicopters, and missiles to kill civilians and destroy Lebanon's infrastructure in the ongoing six-day devastation of that militarily weak country.
07-18-06 - Army shells in the industrial area in Gaza
07-18-06 - Palestinian financial crisis affects hospital, schools Regarding Lutheran schools, Munib Younan, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, said June 13: ?For the last four months we received no tuition fees because no salaries have been paid to government employees.?
07-18-06 - Widespread support for war among Israeli public
07-18-06 - Energized Neocons Say Israel's Fight Is Washington's The effort to frame the current round of violence as part of a much larger struggle ? and Israel's role as Washington's most loyal front-line ally ? recalls the neoconservatives early reaction to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and the Pentagon
07-18-06 - Senate expresses support for Israel The U.S. Senate supported Israel's right to "take appropriate action to deter aggression by terrorist groups and their state sponsors."
The non-binding resolution passed unanimously Tuesday night.
Why is this 'support' for Israel via legislation necessary on CAPITOL HILL of the UNITED STATES if what Israel is doing is just and right? These resolutions are AIPAC's way of reasurring itself that OUR representatives are still beholden to it. These are the measures taken to see who gets voted in come next election, and who does not.
07-18-06 - Grieving relatives want blame placed on Israel
07-18-06 - Ayalon: Time is not right for Rice
07-18-06 - UN call for Middle East ceasefire
07-18-06 - Israel claims Iran link to crisis
07-18-06 - Israeli Soldiers Contaminate Water Tanks of Human Rights Workers
07-18-06 - Tel Aviv plans 4-tier, intensifying offensive
07-18-06 - Israeli children sign their missiles 'with love'
07-18-06 - Jews protesting Israeli actions arrested Seventeen Jews were arrested in front of the Israeli Consulate in San Francisco after they protested Israeli military actions.
07-18-06 - Pair bridge Mideast divide in Gaza protest "My ancestors must be spinning in their graves as Israelis from many families scarred by the Holocaust now oppress another people. Britain must act to oppose the brutal offensive in Gaza ? or risk deserved condemnation from millions who stand for justice and equality."
07-18-06 - Iran, US in unlikely alliance to protect Persian artifacts from lawsuit Iran and the US Justice Department have formed an unlikely alliance to protect Persian artifacts from seizure in a lawsuit brought by victims of a terrorist attack in Israel.
07-18-06 - Pro-Israel rallies to take place worldwide The World Zionist Organization is planning pro-Israel rallies around the world over the next week. These rallies will not justify or negate the wholesale destruction of Lebanese civilian infrastructure or the killing of civilians by Israel.
07-18-06 - RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman Addresses the Christians United for Israel Dinner One nation that adopts our own Declaration of Independence's vision of unalienable rights from the Almighty, one nation where the people elect their leaders, one nation where women have the same rights as men, one nation where people of all faiths-Jewish, Christian, Muslim, or any other-have full and equal rights. This guy is off his rocker. Our own State Department knows how well Israel treats its Arab citizens; with discrimination.
07-18-06 - Israel, U.N. envoy disagree
07-18-06 - The other Middle East war Mr Bush has acquiesced in Israeli unilateralism and then lost interest in Arab democracy when angry Palestinians elected the Islamist Hamas. Washington neocons used to argue that replacing Ba'athist tyranny with pluralist democracy would boost the chances for an Israeli-Palestinian settlement.
07-18-06 - Lawyers: Government pressured AIPAC AIPAC should be forced to register as an agent of a foreign government.
07-18-06 - U.S. Bishops Call For Ceasefire and an End to The Cycle of Violence in The Middle East; Urge Greater Leadership from United States to Secure Peace Israel has a right to defend itself, but we cannot support its sweeping counterattacks on civilian areas, civilian infrastructure, blockades and other acts of war in Gaza and Lebanon. Punishment of an entire population for the indefensible acts of extreme armed factions is wrong and causes unjustified harm to noncombatants
07-18-06 - CAIR: U.S. Muslims To Ask That Bush Protect Relatives In Lebanon, Gaza
07-17-06 - Palestinian foreign ministry ruined as Israel bombs Gaza With Israel showing no let-up in its deadly offensive, launched with the twin aims of retrieving 19-year-old Corporal Gilad Shalit and stopping Palestinian rocket fire, a civilian was killed by tank fire in Beit Hanun.
07-17-06 - On Shabbat, Settlers Escalate Attacks on Palestinians and Internationals Israeli settlers in the Tel Rumeida section of Al-Khalil (Hebron) celebrated the shabbat yesterday by attacking several Palestinian children and international supporters
07-17-06 - Israeli soldier killed in Palestinian bomb attack in W. Bank
07-17-06 - Israeli Strike Kills 10 Civilians
07-17-06 - Israel vows no let-up on Lebanon More than 200 Lebanese people have died in six days of Israeli bombardment.....The bodies of nine people, including six children, were reportedly found in the rubble of a building in Tyre hit by Israeli missiles on Sunday. One report said they had been trying to shelter in the basement.
07-17-06 - Syria supplies Lebanon, waives fees to help aid flow Who is the bad guy now? A year ago, it was Syria.
07-17-06 - Israeli planes pound Lebanon, 6 killed The six civilians, all from one family, were killed during an air strike that hit a house shortly after midnight in a Lebanese border village. Israeli aircraft also hit Beirut's southern suburb and an army position overlooking the capital.
07-17-06 - Lebanon civilian deaths morally not same as terror victims -- Bolton Well, at least he's honest about his supremacist views. Most neocons never say as much, but they subscribe to the same supremacist ideology - that one group (Jews) is superior to the other (Arabs).
07-17-06 - American Muslims angry at US stance on Mideast conflict "Once again America's image and interests worldwide are being harmed by one-sided support for Israeli actions," Here's why.
07-17-06 - Lebanon crisis delays UN focus on Iran nuclear issue -- diplomats But instead of discussing Iran, the council on Monday met behind closed doors to take up the dangerous Middle East crisis, which Washington has blamed on militants of Lebanon's Hezbollah and the Palestinian Hamas radical groups with their abduction of three Israeli soldiers. "I would have expected that as of this morning, we would have been working on the Iran resolution, but Iran's proxies in the Middle East, Hamas and Hezbollah, obviously have other work in mind," US Ambassador John Bolton said.
07-17-06 - Israel's Arab citizens caught in a war they never wanted
07-17-06 - Harper won't criticize Israel for Canadian deaths; says escalation ?inevitable' Meanwhile, Harper again refused to criticize Israel or question its use of force
07-17-06 - ANALYSIS: Israel-Hezbollah fighting yet to reach its zenith In the past 24 hours, there has been a slowing in the air strikes against Lebanese national infrastructure. Now attention is focused on
Hezbollah infrastructure, including rockets, positions and bunkers, in southern Lebanon, the Beka'a and Beirut.
Question: why wasn't the Hezbollah infrastructure targeted in the FIRST place? Why did Israel choose to attack the Lebanese CIVILIAN infrastructure first?
07-17-06 - Neocons Rise From Mideast Ashes Is the Israeli offensive designed as a calculated effort to catapult the hard-right, neoconservative ideologues back to power in Washington?...So far, in a shocking display of craven capitulation to the Israeli fait accompli , President Bush has repeatedly endorsed Israel?s aggression. But Israel is clearly counting on more than just Bush?s support for its actions in Gaza and Lebanon. More broadly, Israel is seeking to shift the balance in the Bush administration back in favor of the neocons, the hawks and their radical "New American Century" comrades.
07-17-06 - Relatives of Montreal family killed in Israeli raids demand inquiry Grieving relatives of a Montreal family killed in an Israeli air strike in Lebanon say the Canadian government must hold Israel responsible for what they call a civilian "massacre." Israel kills whomever they please - including Americans and Canadians - and nobody does a thing about it.
07-17-06 - All quiet on the Syrian front But the same information was greeted with more concern by Syrians on the ground, some of whom took it to mean that Israeli air attacks might be imminent, targeting their infrastructure in the same way that Lebanon's has been hit in the last week.
07-17-06 - UN calls for Lebanon peace force UN chief Kofi Annan and UK PM Tony Blair have called for an international force to be sent to Lebanon.
07-17-06 - Bush lunch chat is caught on tape Mr Bush was heard telling UK Prime Minister Tony Blair privately that Syria should press the Lebanese militants to "stop doing this shit". Where is Will Farrell when you need him (SNL)?
07-17-06 - Caught in the crossfire We are trapped tonight. Israel has positioned her warships opposite this stretch of coastline and has hit nearby locations, which have no Shia Muslim population and are Christian, in Jounieh and Amcheet.
07-17-06 - Some photos of Lebanon Photo2 photo3 photo4
07-17-06 - Do you think the Israeli military response inside Lebanon is justified? CNN Poll down a little on the right.
07-17-06 - Saudi hits out at 'limitless support' for Israel Saudi Arabia hit out at the "limitless support being offered by certain countries to Israeli policy" in a barely veiled criticism of its US ally.
07-17-06 - Syria offers safe haven to US nationals fleeing Lebanon "Now, while thousands of United States citizens are stranded in Lebanon attempting to flee the ongoing massacre there, Syria has opened its borders to US citizens as well as citizens of other nationalities,"
07-17-06 - U.S. choppers fly Americans out of Beirut A handful of military helicopters flew Americans out of Beirut on Monday and U.S. officials said a rented cruise ship would help the evacuation of possibly thousands more citizens.
07-17-06 - Israel acts according to a ready script The aim of Israeli policymakers is not too difficult to divine either. They want their American paymaster dragged deeper into the mire of the Middle East as a junior partner rather than as an honest broker, giving Israel cover while it carves up yet more Palestinian land for annexation, puts further pressure on the Palestinians to leave their homeland, and destabilizes its regional enemies so that they are powerless to offer protest or resistance.
07-17-06 - AT TUWANI UPDATE: 28 June - 7 July 2006 Around 5pm three settlers attacked a Palestinian shepherd from Magaer
Al-Abeed, his son and their sheep. The three settlers drove up in a truck
then attacked them with rocks hurled from slingshots. The settlers broke
two sheeps' legs and hit the nine-year-old Palestinian boy in his left leg
07-17-06 - US sending ships for Lebanon evacuation duty The guided missile destroyer USS Gonzalez will escort the cruise ship in the Mediterranean Watch out for any 'friendly fire'.
07-17-06 - PM's pro-Israel stance seen costing votes The decision by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to take a pro-Israeli stance is unwise and could hurt him in the next election, particularly since seven Canadians were killed in an Israeli attack on Lebanon, political observers and commentators said on Monday. It'll cost Canada more than votes, it will cost them their prestige and reputation - just like it did ours.
07-17-06 - Russians are evacuated from Gaza Strip
07-17-06 - Aid agencies express concern about humanitarian crisis facing Gaza Christian Aid, Oxfam International and Save the Children UK fear that escalating violence in Gaza will lead to a humanitarian crisis for over 1.3 million Palestinians.
07-17-06 - Arab countries denounce Hezbollah actions
07-17-06 - This is what Bush, the AJC , et al call 'self-defense'
07-17-06 - Republican candidates hit hard in 1st Congressional District race MacLean said Masullo's comments were preposterous and do not fairly represent the policy positions of church President John Thomas and other clergy who support Palestinian refugees and have spoken on other Mideast issues.
07-17-06 - Lebanon accuses Israel of using forbidden weapons
07-17-06 - European Commission offers water relief for Gaza
07-17-06 - Lebanon deaths devastate Canadian Lebanese family She added that, as of Monday afternoon, no one from the Canadian government had contacted her to offer condolences or assistance. Harper refused to criticize Israel for this.
07-17-06 - UN Security Council fails to act on conflict in Middle East
07-17-06 - More than 100,000 flee Lebanon for Syria
07-17-06 - Atrocities in the Promised Land As Warschawski notes bitterly, Israel no longer knows any moral boundaries -- if it ever did. Those who continue to support Israel, who make excuses for it as it descends into corruption, have lost their moral compass.
07-17-06 - Terror case begins in U.S. court The university, Iran and the United States are all opposing the victims; the U.S. government generally says such judgments infringe on the ability of U.S. officials to conduct foreign policy
07-17-06 - Thousands rally to support Israel Clinton condemned the "unwarranted, unprovoked attacks from Hamas, Hezbollah and their state sponsors" and called these groups "the new totalitarians of the 21st century." She added: "We will stand with Israel because Israel is standing for American values as well as Israeli ones."
07-17-06 - TV networks sending anchors to Middle East They all plan to broadcast from Israel.
07-17-06 - Wider war in Middle East? Not likely. Israel's military superiority is built on American support and a skill honed by decades of fighting for the very existence of the nation. Israel receives the best equipment that the United States can offer its allies. "They have some of the most highly advanced weapons systems in the world," says Dr. Jones.
07-17-06 - Pro-Israel PAC Contributions to 2006 Congressional Candidates
07-17-06 - Rice Defends Israel, Calls Criticisms of Bush Policy 'Grotesque' Grow some balls would you, Condi. My God, I thought you were a Republican.
07-17-06 - From 2004: the truth about CNN's coverage of Israel CNN sources say the network has bowed to considerable pressure on its editors. Israeli officials boast that they now have only to call a number at the network's headquarters in Atlanta to pull any story they do not like. For folks who think that they will get the real story out of Lebanon from CNN.
07-17-06 - ACLJ Calls on Americans to Stand with Israel in Its Fight against Terrorism This terrorism?
07-17-06 - Israeli police detain Al Jazeera's Jerusalem bureau chief for second time Rosenfeld said Al Omari, his cameraman, and an assistant were questioned Sunday about footage they had taken after dozens of Hezbollah rockets landed on Haifa, killing eight Israelis in the guerrilla group's deadliest ever attack on Israel.
07-17-06 - Hizbullah winning over Arab street Islamists who are hostile to Israel and the US - and to their Arab allies who have criticized Hizbullah - are shoring up support, increasing the chances they will seize power if the elections President Bush has urged for the region take place.
07-16-06 - Palestinian elderly woman killed by Israeli shells in Rafah
07-16-06 - Israel pursues Gaza assault, kills six Medics said Israeli forces killed a Palestinian woman in a separate operation in southern Gaza, where Israeli troops have been based since late last month as part of an operation to rescue an Israeli soldier captured by militants. Witnesses said an Israeli tank shell landed near the woman's house, sending shrapnel flying inside and killing her. The army denied firing any tank or artillery shells in the area
07-16-06 - Israeli troops ambushed in W.Bank, casualties Palestinian gunmen ambushed a group of Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank on Monday, causing casualties, a militant group said.
07-16-06 - Israel blames Hizbullah after Canadian deaths Naturally.
07-16-06 - Hizbollah rockets hit Haifa Hizbollah rockets killed eight people in the Israeli city of Haifa on Sunday and bombs shook Beirut as Israel pursued a five-day-old assault in Lebanon aimed at crippling the Shi'ite Muslim group. ...Hizbollah said the attack was retaliation for Israel's killing of civilians and destruction of Lebanese infrastructure.
07-16-06 - Iran warns Israel of 'unimaginable losses' if Syria hit
07-16-06 - G8 summit calls on Israel to halt Mideast offensive However they did not specifically identify Iran and Syria as backers of the militants, as the United States had been pushing for, referring only to Hamas and Hezbollah "and those that support them."
07-16-06 - Canadian family with four children killed in Lebanon Seven Canadians from the same Montreal family, including four young children, were killed in Lebanon on Sunday when Israeli aircraft bombed a house in the south of the country, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp said
07-16-06 - Israel kills 60 in strikes as Hezbollah vows no limits
07-16-06 - 'We feel the world has left us to be slaughtered' "Israel is using internationally prohibited weapons against civilians,"
07-16-06 - Indonesians rally against Israel attacks "Save Palestine! Free Palestine and Lebanon from the arrogance of Israel," read a huge banner.
07-16-06 - Bush says Israel has every right to defend itself Two-year-old Karim Qobeisi is treated in hospital in the southern market town of Nabatiyeh in Lebanon, Sunday, after he was injured during an Israeli airstrike whilst in his house, according to his father who was also injured
07-16-06 - Rice: Weighing trip to promote Middle East peace US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she may soon travel to the Middle East to help broker an end to the violence there and warned against settling for a temporary truce.
07-16-06 - The west must recognise that Israel's agenda is in conflict with its own If so, it might become apparent that far from wanting a partner with which to negotiate, the Israeli government is acting with the specific intention of forestalling that possibility. There is nothing particularly new in this...In the case of the current crisis, it is no accident that it occurred at precisely the moment when the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, was gaining the upper hand in the latest round of that struggle. By using the threat of a referendum to force Hamas to accept the existence of Israel as the basis for a final settlement, Abbas had created the most promising opening for peace in six years
07-16-06 - Diplomatic efforts underway in Middle East The United Nations, the European Union and Italy pushed ahead with separate efforts Sunday to try to end the fighting between Israel and the Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah.
07-16-06 - As the bombs rain down, a refugee crisis unfolds on the streets of Beirut "Those who were able to flee went to the UN base, where they were asked to leave. I think that after the Qana massacres in 1996, when civilians were bombed after they took shelter in UN headquarters, the UN does not want to be responsible for the lives of civilians ... I am afraid massacres will keep happening as long as Israeli actions are unchecked."
Do you know who did the Qana massacres?
07-16-06 - Last-minute talks in Lebanon amid fears of ground invasion
07-16-06 - 8 Israelis<-->8 Canadians - Why doesn't Canada bomb Israel?
07-16-06 - Bush defends Israel as leaders struggle for Mideast response
07-16-06 - Israel escalates bombardment of Beirut Airstrikes reduced entire apartment buildings to rubble and knocked out electricity in swaths of the Lebanese capital Sunday as Israel dramatically escalated the ferocity of its campaign after Hezbollah rockets hit the northern city of Haifa.
07-16-06 - Syria vows to respond directly to any Israel strike "There is a possibility that one of the rockets was made in Syria," Overheard in the Israel/neocon breakroom -"Syria, Iran, Syria.. Syria it is! Yesterday it was Iran that fired the missle at the ship, today it must by Syria behind the rockets!"
07-16-06 - A competent military force that should not be underestimated, experts say "Hizbullah is the second or third most competent military force in the region, after Israel and Iran."
07-16-06 - Will We Go to War for Israel? Listening to Newt Gingrich bloviate on Meet the Press, advocating U.S. intervention on Israel's behalf against Syria and Iran ? and the pathetic Joe "Me Too" Biden effectively agreeing with him ? one can only wonder how or why anybody listens to these crazies.
07-16-06 - Hezbollah leader boasts of 'complete strength and power,' denies Iran link Speaking on the militant group's Al-Manar television station, Nasrallah denied an Israeli accusation that it was receiving help from Iran that included advanced missiles.
07-16-06 - Ex-Israeli official praising Hezbollah, HAMAS operations creates controversy The former military official stated that he would be proud if these military operations were under his supervision.
07-16-06 - Israeli protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against Israel's offensives in Lebanon
07-16-06 - Strikes Are Called Part of Broad Strategy For Israel, the goal is to eliminate Hezbollah as a security threat -- or altogether, the sources said.
07-16-06 - Palestinian factions call for swapping 3 captive soldiers Palestinian factions' Follow-up Committee on Saturday called on Arab nations to begin negotiations with Israel to swap three Israeli soldiers for Palestinian and Lebanese prisoners held in Israeli prisons.
07-16-06 - Norway offers more aid to Palestinians
07-16-06 - Israeli Road Block Removed from Palestinian village in non-violent action
07-16-06 - Bush: Hezbollah must stop attacking President Bush called on Hezbollah ?to lay down its arms and to stop attacking? Israel.
07-16-06 - Bush: Israel has a right to defend herself against fleeing refugee children.
07-16-06 - Iran said deep in Lebanon The London-based Arabic newspaper Asharq al-Awsat on Sunday quoted an unnamed Iranian military official as saying his country had stationed 200 advisers in Lebanon to help Hezbollah fight Israel.
07-16-06 - 21 Americans evacuated from Lebanon
07-16-06 - U.S. approves Nasrallah hit Maariv reported Monday that Washington officials had discreetly given a "big, flashing green light" to Israel to continue targeting Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah in its attacks on Lebanon.
That'll go over well in Iraq, I'm guessing.
07-16-06 - Racism Plagues Western Media Coverage
07-16-06 - Rocket attacks and responsibility If Britain had launched an all-out attack on the civilian population of Ireland in its pursuit of the IRA, would there be peace in Ireland now?
07-16-06 - Americans Want U.S. Out of Mid-East War Many adults in the United States believe their government should not become involved in the current dispute between Israel and its neighbours, according to a poll by SurveyUSA. 55 per cent of respondents think the U.S. should not attempt to negotiate a ceasefire, and 84 per cent reject a military intervention.
07-16-06 - EU to downgrade relations with Middle Eastern partners Under the controversial initiative, Algeria, Morocco, Lebanon, and Israel will be separated from European countries in the EU's European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) on the grounds that they will never be allowed to join the EU.
07-16-06 - G8 blames Mid-East 'extremists'
07-16-06 - Let's face it, it's WWIII, Gingrich says Gingrich is a neocon.
07-16-06 - Wildly disproportionate attack on Lebanon seems like pretext to confront Iran, says Linda McQuaig The U.S. and Israel, on the other hand, are very keen to attack Iran. In a recent series of articles in New Yorker magazine, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has detailed Washington's plans to attack Iran. Israel has called Iran a "major threat" that "must be stopped" from developing nuclear weapons
07-16-06 - American Jews mobilize for Israel Representatives of major Jewish organizations will meet with senior administration officials in Washington on Thursday to discuss the situation in the Middle East and to express support for Israel's actions in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip. They evidently have no interest in what's best for the American people, and no interest in any of the 100+ civilians that Israel has killed in the last few days.
07-16-06 - Pope condemns Israel-Lebanon attacks "But neither the terrorist acts nor the reprisals, above all when there are tragic consequences for the civilian population, can be justified."
07-16-06 - Rice tells Israel US concerned about casualties
07-16-06 - We're Being Set Up for Wider War in the Middle East Despite questions of dual loyalties, neocons hold high positions in the Bush regime. Ten years ago these architects of American foreign and military policy spelled out how they would use deception to achieve "important Israeli strategic objectives" in the Middle East There are no 'dual' loyalties. There's only one nation to which these neocons are loyal: Israel.
07-15-06 - Two killed as Israel pounds Gaza in fresh air strikes Israel has pounded Gaza with fresh air raids, killing two people and wounding 10 others including three babies, in its campaign to retrieve an abducted soldier and stop rocket attacks.
07-15-06 - Israeli forces enter northern Gaza Israeli forces moved back into the northern Gaza Strip early Sunday, clashing with Palestinian gunmen.
07-15-06 - Lebanon calls on U.N. to broker truce Israeli warplanes demolished the last bridge on the main Beirut-Damascus highway - over the Litani River, six miles from the Syrian border - trying to complete their seal on Lebanon. The strike killed three civilians driving on the bridge....Fleeing refugees, including women and children, were hit on a road adjacent to the Lebanese-Israeli border in an apparent Israeli airstrike as they left the village of Marwaheen, which abuts the border. Two cars were aflame, and bodies were blown into an adjacent ravine. ..."They're peaceful people who were displaced. They were just fleeing the shelling. They were hit on the road, in their cars,"
07-15-06 - Israeli diplomat: Iran, Syria are playing with fire Israeli Brig. Gen. Michael Herzog, a visiting fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, said Israel would take into account retaliatory threats to American targets when deciding whether to strike Iran's nuclear facilities.
07-15-06 - Gaza: survey regarding the health consequences of the Israeli incursion Based on these figures, MdM asks the Israeli government to put an end to attacks on the Palestinian civilians and, in particular, to endorse their responsibilities regarding the treatment of the injured. MdM requests that for humanitarian corridors be put in place in order to allow the sick and the injured to be treated.
07-15-06 - Fleeing Lebanon villagers caught in Israeli inferno Two little blackened hands could be seen still clutching the bread to the child's chest when U.N. peacekeepers recovered the corpse along with the bodies of some of the others. Bush refuses to condemn this. Just remember this next time Middle Easterners would scoff at our notion of 'democracy'.
07-15-06 - Children die in convoy attack as Israel widens Lebanon assault Israel steeply escalated its military campaign against Hizbollah in Lebanon yesterday with a series of air strikes that left more than 35 civilians dead, including a single strike on a convoy of families fleeing the fighting in a village near Tyre in the south of the country that killed more than 20 people, most of them children. Abominable.
07-15-06 - Bush blocks Russia WTO bid in icy exchange Bush held Israel blameless for its punishing attacks in Lebanon and said it was up to the militant group Hezbollah to lay down its arms. Putin was critical of Israel's use of force and said the violence "should stop as soon as possible.".....Putin said he had the impression that Israel was "pursuing wider goals" than just the return of its soldiers. He did not elaborate.
07-15-06 - Lebanon: U.S. blocking call for cease-fire "It sends very wrong signals not only to the Lebanese people but to the Arab people, to all small nations that we are left to the might of Israel and nobody is doing anything,"
07-15-06 - In pictures: Voices from the streets of Beirut
07-15-06 - Britons prepare to evacuate The US State Department and the Pentagon are making arrangements to evacuate as many of the 25,000 Americans living or working in Lebanon who want to leave and take them to nearby Cyprus, possibly in a mass airlift
07-15-06 - Assad pledges Syrian help for Lebanon Syria will put its resources at the disposal of Lebanon to help cope with Israeli attacks devastating the country, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told Lebanese President Emile Lahoud by phone on Saturday.
07-15-06 - Royal Navy ships head for Lebanon Britons with relatives in Lebanon told the BBC News website they feel let down by politicians and diplomats.
07-15-06 - Israel kills Lebanese civilians A number of families were fleeing their village of Marwahin on the Israeli border when their convoy was struck by missiles on the coastal road to Tyre, a UN spokesman told the BBC. Local residents told al-Jazeera TV the villagers had been hit after being told to leave Marwahin by the Israelis and then refused shelter by the UN forces.
07-15-06 - Israelis seal all exists - Americans TRAPPED in Lebanon
07-15-06 - Bush demands Syria stop Hizbollah attacks President Bush demanded on Saturday that Syria rein in Hizbollah attacks on Israel but Russia's Vladimir Putin said Israel's military response should be "balanced." Bush is a puppet of the neocons. That's a shame, because his father did not appear to be. Israel's hold on this country has gotten far worse since then, seems.
07-15-06 - Helping Palestinian children and families cope with trauma
07-15-06 - Palestinian nonviolent resistance protest Israeli violation of village cemetery in front of Supreme
07-15-06 - UNRWA reform discussed, but calls to disband agency rejected JINSA has long advocated for folding UNRWA into the U.N. High Commission for Refugees. Shoshana Bryen, JINSA's director of special projects, opened the session by saying the continued existence of an agency uniquely dedicated to Palestinians dispersed by the 1948 war, and their descendants, perpetuates a myth that Israel's creation was a mistake.
JINSA? The neocon outfit that pushed for the US to attack Iraq in the immediate aftermath of 911, is trying to get rid of UNRWA? Their Israel-first inclinations are bared for all to see.
07-15-06 - Attention Deficit Americans Are Being Misled to War Israel?s American agents, the neoconservatives, have made it clear for years that their goal is to eliminate every Middle Eastern government that is not ruled by an American puppet friendly to Israel.
07-15-06 - Egypt on high alert at Gaza crossing Egyptian medical and security teams have been sent to the Rafah border crossing after some 2,000 Palestinians forced their way back into the Gaza Strip
07-15-06 - Journalists attacked in southern Lebanon
07-15-06 - Israel Makes Its 'Clean Break' How many more people in the Middle East have to die, have died, as a consequence of Israel's creation and intransigence?
07-15-06 - Crisis seen as chance to reshape Mideast Mark Regev, a spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry, said Israel wants not just to stop Hamas and Hezbollah from firing rockets into Israel, but to force the total disarmament of Hezbollah -- a well-organized military group that operates as a state-within-a-state in southern Lebanon alongside the weak Lebanese government -- and to win strong international action against Iran and Syria. Even more broadly, he said, Israel wants to build international consensus that armed groups should not be allowed to run in elections Israel dictates what kind of democracy those in the Middle East may have.
07-15-06 - U.S. Muslims Condemn Israeli 'Massacre' of Lebanese Civilians
07-15-06 - No need for US forces in Lebanon conflict: US official
07-15-06 - Israel intelligence says Iranians helped Hezbollah attack ship; Iran denies it Elite Iranian troops helped Hezbollah fire a sophisticated radar-guided missile at an Israeli ship, Israeli officials said Saturday, describing an apparent surprise blow by militants who had been using only low-technology weapons. Is this kind of like the mine Hamas supposedly planted on the Gaza beach?....
07-15-06 - Israel acting in self-defence, says Howard Those fleeing civilians which included children Israel bombed were clearly a threat to Israel.
07-15-06 - Eyewitnesses: IAF struck Syrian targets near Lebanon border
07-15-06 - Arab League declares Mideast peace process 'dead' On Friday, Jordan's King Abdullah II and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak condemned Israeli military aggression in Lebanon but also indirectly criticized Hezbollah for harming Arab interests.
07-15-06 - It's war by any other name It all started on July 12 when Israel troops were ambushed on Lebanon's side of the border with Israel.
07-15-06 - Saudi king holds talks with Iran's top security official Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has held talks with Iran's top national security official Ali Larijani, expected to focus on the conflict in Lebanon and the Palestinian territories.
07-15-06 - Iran's Ahmadinejad compares Israel to Hitler
07-15-06 - International speakers, performers highlight ELCA Youth Gathering The Al Raja Palestinian Folkloric Dance Troupe, made up of Christian and Muslim teens, performed traditional dance.
07-15-06 - Should the United States send military peacekeepers to the Middle East to help quell the recent escalation in violence?
07-15-06 - Jewish groups join coalition lobbying to legalize immigrants Jewish groups joined a broad, faith-based coalition lobbying Congress to allow undocumented immigrants legalization opportunities. Hypocrisy.
07-15-06 - Time for America to put its diplomatic muscle where its mouth is Yet even now, as Israel is laying waste to our country with guns and missiles paid for with US tax dollars, and as American-made bombs are raining down on our cities, we are still clinging to the same values and ideals that the Bush administration has promoted: We want life, liberty and happiness; we want democracy, sovereignty, freedom and independence. This from a Lebanese newspaper.
07-15-06 - Family of Israeli-Canadian professor wants answers about his detention Falah previously has been accused of using academic settings to advance anti-Israel political ideas.
07-15-06 - Israel's response risks its security
07-15-06 - Becoming Israel's greatest enemy The Qassams mostly needle the Israelis, like pinpricks in the ankles of a giant, taunting him to stamp back with his big, US-issue army boots.
The Katyushas are like poisoned arrows. They drive him mad.
07-15-06 - Lieberman suspects Iran is behind Hezbollah actions Neocon.
07-15-06 - Robert Fisk: From my home, I saw what the 'war on terror' meant
07-15-06 - U.S. Christian organizations back Lebanon operation Jewish and pro-Israel Christian groups in both Israel and the United States voiced a chorus of support for the Israel Defense Forces' actions yesterday, the second day of fighting on the northern border. That's ironic given the 106 civilians Israel has killed in Lebanon thus far and given that Lebanon is 40 percent Christian according to the CIA World Factbook. This is that OTHER form of anti-Semitism. Pro-Israelis find it acceptable.
07-15-06 - American pension funds look to Israel for investment What do local and state employees in California and New York have in common? For years, a portion of the money that they pay into their pension funds is being invested in Israeli companies Swell.
07-14-06 - Hizbullah leader: 'You wanted open war. We are ready for an open war' Israeli politicians and army officers brushed aside international criticism and said their goal was to force Hizbullah's disarmament. So far at least 73 people, nearly all civilians, have been killed in Lebanon since the bombing began three days ago
07-14-06 - Israel pulls out of central Gaza Before the withdrawal, a Palestinian was killed when Israeli troops shelled a vehicle that the army said was approaching its forces. Palestinian security sources said the vehicle had been reversing away when it was fired on.
07-14-06 - One Palestinians killed, one seriously injured, child dies of earlier wounds One child died of wounds suffered three days ago in Beit Lahia.
07-14-06 - Some 85 Palestinians killed in Israeli offensives in week: hospital The hospital spokesman Jom'a al-Saqqa told the press that during the past week, a total of 85 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli offensives, including 34 children under 13.
07-14-06 - UAV packed with explosives strikes warship
07-14-06 - Israel appears to 'wish to destroy' Lebanon: Chirac
07-14-06 - Abbas deplores US veto of UN Gaza resolution This veto is particularly insulting to Abbas who has been most cooperative with the United States.
07-14-06 - US provides 50 million dollars in aid for Palestinians Washington said it had contributed 50 million dollars to a United Nations emergency relief fund for Palestinian refugees in the West Bank and Gaza.
07-14-06 - UN Security Council offers no action on Lebanon call for ceasefire The debate highlighted divisions in the Council, with US Ambassador John Bolton standing alone in refusing to even caution restraint from Israel over its military offensives in both Lebanon and Gaza.
07-14-06 - Israel pounds key Lebaneseinfrastructure The company also said high-voltage electricity lines in Tyre were targeted, damaging power plants in Zahrani, Zouk and Deir Ammar and causing a complete blackout in the capital. EDL said it was trying "to repair the damage within its abilities and will gradually try to regenerate power." Just like in Palestine.
07-14-06 - Condemnation of Israeli action mounts Israeli strikes against civilian targets in Lebanon and Gaza, from power stations to bridges, stirred growing international condemnation on Friday and warnings the conflict could spread.
07-14-06 - EU Provides Euro 50 Million Emergency Humanitarian Aid for Palestinians In response to the worsening situation in the Palestinian Territories, the European Commission has announced plans to provide a further euro 50 million in humanitarian aid to allow for a more forceful and comprehensive response to the growing needs of the Palestinians.
07-14-06 - Helping Palestinian children and families cope with trauma
07-14-06 - Israel's response in Lebanon called 'disproportionate'
07-14-06 - Palestinians breach Gaza border Palestinian militants blew through the wall between Gaza and Egypt on Friday, allowing hundreds of Palestinians to return to their homes in Gaza. They had been stranded on the Egyptian side since the border was closed more than two weeks ago
07-14-06 - Bush Rejects Lebanese Call for Cease-Fire Lebanon's prime minister asked Bush, during a phone call Friday, to pressure Israel for a cease-fire. But Bush told Prime Minister Fuad Saniora that Israelis have a right to protect themselves.
07-14-06 - Israeli aircraft hit Hamas economic ministry
07-14-06 - Israeli woman, grandson killed An Israeli woman and her grandson were killed in a Hezbollah rocket attack Friday
07-14-06 - Israel confirms 4 sailors missing from naval ship Israel's army has confirmed four sailors are missing after a naval vessel was attacked off the coast of Lebanon, amid escalating violence with the Hezbollah guerrilla group.
07-14-06 - Joint statement on humanitarian situation in Palestinian territory
07-14-06 - Hundreds protest Israeli apartheid by holding engagement ceremony at Wall construction site The Israeli soldiers violently attacked reporters, breaking the camera of a journalist with Ramattan News Agency and hitting them, as well as a number of other people in the crowd. Five Palestinian journalists, from both local and international news agencies, were injured. Twelve Israeli and international supporters, and nine residents, were also injured.
07-14-06 - APN: Send former presidents Americans for Peace Now called on President Bush to send his father and President Clinton to the Middle East on a peace-seeking mission. While you're at it, put James Baker back in a Bush administration. He knows how to get the job done.
07-14-06 - A new war, but both sides recall old ones A mass exodus from the capital, mainly of young families, was gathering pace, but the options for escape from Lebanon were evaporating. Three days of Israeli attacks have left the capital's airport bombed and shut down, its sea routes blockaded by warships, and the main highway into Syria impassable
07-14-06 - Under-fire Syria 'ready for anything'
07-14-06 - FEATURE-On a Gaza street, waiting for water to spring "Water is a human right, it's life. But we don't have any, so what can we do? We have to have water."
07-14-06 - The framing of Hizbullah It is ironic, given Israel's bombing of civilian targets in Beirut, that Hizbullah is often dismissed in the west as a terrorist organisation. In fact its military record is overwhelmingly one of conflict with Israeli forces inside Lebanese territory
07-14-06 - Anger from Tehran but silence in Damascus "The situation in Lebanon and Palestine is a test for international organisations who claim to be defenders of human rights. Keeping silent won't solve any problems. Those who support this savage Zionist action through their silence are participants and should be prosecuted."
07-14-06 - Iraqi Parliament speaker accuses 'Jews' Speaker Mahmoud al-Mashhadani hinted that the Americans and Israelis did not want to see officials of Sunni and Shiite parties running Iraq because "this is not their agenda."
07-14-06 - Iraqis slam Israeli assaults on Lebanon and Gaza
07-14-06 - Access from At-Tuwani to Yatta blocked
07-14-06 - Indonesia pledges logistic supports to Palestine
07-14-06 - Britain urged to ban Ģ23m arms trade with Israel Paul Eavis, director of the arms control think-tank Saferworld, which analysed the figures, said: "The Government's arms policy states that it will not issue arms where there is a risk of regional conflict of instability, yet it has consistently approved arms sales to Israel. The current violence in the Middle East is alarming and the Government must now stop all arms sales to Israel."
07-14-06 - Lebanese struggle to flee bombing
07-14-06 - Israel Refuses Greek Human Rights Worker Entry
07-14-06 - US faces dilemma in Mid-East crisis America hopes that restraint by Israel can avoid a split in the international community. The US does not want to be the only country left defending Israel's actions.
We cast the lone veto yesterday at the UN. We are almost always the only country left defending Israel's actions. Here's why.
07-14-06 - WFP lauds UAE help for Palestinians
07-14-06 - Israeli agents testifying in US need aliases Prosecutors asked a federal judge Friday to allow Israeli intelligence agents who testify at an upcoming terrorism financing trial to use aliases and take the stand without spectators seeing them. The Israelization of the US continues.
07-14-06 - Hezbollah: the Party of God in Israel's sights
07-14-06 - The road to Damascus (still) runs through Baghdad
07-14-06 - Vatican condemns Israel for attacks on Lebanon The Vatican on Friday strongly deplored Israel's strikes on Lebanon, saying they were "an attack" on a sovereign and free nation
07-14-06 - Bush Gives Qualified Support for Israel?s Strikes
07-14-06 - Disproportionate, dangerous, destructive Israel's massive onslaught on Lebanon has already killed scores of people, most if not all unconnected to the Hizbullah guerrillas who attacked across the international border early on Wednesday morning, killing eight soldiers and capturing two others
07-14-06 - Israel PM sets three conditions for ceasefire with Lebanon
07-14-06 - Israel Crosses the Line The American invasion and occupation of the Mesopotamian heartland has empowered the Israelis as never before ? and now they are on the offensive, carving out a greatly expanded sphere of influence extending into Kurdistan as well as Lebanon, bringing closer to fulfillment the old Zionist vision of an empire stretching "from the Nile to the Euphrates." ....With Saddam out of the way, the second phase of the "Clean Break" scenario is unfolding before our eyes. And the propaganda war is going just as well as the military aspect of the campaign: the Israelis are no fools.
07-14-06 - Beirut's Hizbollah stronghold defiant after raids Some people, like 65-year old Adnan Ibriq, stayed because they had nowhere else to go. "Tell me where to go? Sleep on the street?" he said. "I am not scared. I have seen years of this."
07-14-06 - CAIR Asks Bush To Demand That Israel Allow Evacuation of Americans in Lebanon The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on President Bush to demand that Israel stop bombing civilian areas in Lebanon at least long enough to safely evacuate some 25,000 U.S. citizens in that nation.
07-14-06 - Haniya slams Israel's 'insane war' in Lebanon
07-14-06 - Iran urges UN to intervene to stop Israeli offensive
07-14-06 - Navy ship leaves port amid Israel violence Apache, a Military Sealift Command ship that has a crew of 16 merchant mariners and is homeported in Norfolk, Va., is on a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and Africa, Corvella said
07-14-06 - Pentagon OKs Possible $210 Million Jet Fuel Sale To Israel "This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country which has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East,"
07-14-06 - Senate mandates spending security funds The department has not disbursed any funds yet, saying they were reserved for "credible" threats, a standard Jewish groups said was impossible to meet.
07-14-06 - Syria says fully backs Hizbollah against Israel
07-14-06 - Palestinian women bear burden of conflict
07-14-06 - Israel unable to take on Iran: Ahmadinejad
07-14-06 - Evangelicals to push for more support for Israel More? How much more can they possibly get that they aren't getting now?
07-14-06 - James Zogby: US Must Act To Stop Mideast Escalation
07-14-06 - Report: Haifa rockets made in Iran Rockets hitting Israel reportedly were made in Iran.
07-14-06 - Jewish leaders organize D.C. 'fly-in' Top U.S. Jewish leaders will meet with Israeli Embassy staff, senior Congressional leaders and Bush administration officials to discuss the crisis with Hezbollah.
07-14-06 - Israel rally Monday at U.N. Senators Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel will headline the noon rally across from the United Nations
07-14-06 - AIPAC trial delayed again The government and defense are still negotiating what evidence may be unclassified for trial use in the case against Steve Rosen, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee?s former foreign policy chief, and Keith Weissman, its former Iran analyst.
07-14-06 - Where Does Israel Get Oil? Meanwhile, Israel continues to seek nearby suppliers. In the lead-up to the war in Iraq, there was some talk of restarting an abandoned pipeline that runs from Mosul, Iraq, to Haifa. In order for this to happen, Israel would need to somehow wrangle the support of the Syrians, since they control part of the route.
07-14-06 - Israel is NOT a COUNTRY ...
07-14-06 - Canada foreign policy moves right, focus narrows The Canada-Israel Committee said it was grateful for the positions Harper had taken in the Middle East, including a speedy decision to cut ties with the new Hamas government.
07-13-06 - Israeli warplane bombs Palestinian Foreign Ministry in Gaza City
07-13-06 - Undercover troops kill security guard, injures another, abduct several residents in Khan Younis Maan News Agency reported that the apaches fired several rounds of live ammunition at dozens of houses in the area and at a Palestinian Security Center before the undercover units exchanged fire with Palestinian security men stationed there.
07-13-06 - ICRC gravely concerned about humanitarian situation in Gaza
07-13-06 - World oil prices hit new records as Israel bombs Lebanon
07-13-06 - Gov't urges Israel to keep military action 'proportionate' The government has urged Israel to keep its military action in Gaza and southern Lebanon "proportionate" as it expressed concern about the worsening crisis in the Middle East.
07-13-06 - Japan's Koizumi unveils fresh aid for Palestinians
07-13-06 - South Lebanon feels brunt of Israeli attacks "The youngest one, Safat, was just 6 months old. Is a 6-month-old baby a resistance fighter? What happened is a crime," he says, as other mourners sitting on plastic seats outside his home nodded quietly in agreement.
07-13-06 - US vetoes UN resolution urging end to Israeli attacks in Gaza John Bolton is as giddy as a schoolgirl in the photo that accompanies the article. He is beside himself with delight that he can prove his loyalty to Israel.
07-13-06 - Lebanon asks Security Council to impose cease-fire
07-13-06 - Dozens killed as Israel bombs Lebanon
07-13-06 - 50 more civilians die as leaflets warn residents to avoid areas 'frequented by Hizbullah' Sustained air strikes in South Lebanon killed at least 55 civilians, including more than 15 children, and wounded 100 people, security sources said.
07-13-06 - Israel / Lebanon: End attacks against civilians immediately "Israel must put an immediate end to attacks against civilians and against civilian infrastructure in Lebanon, which constitute collective punishment. Israel must also respect the principle of proportionality when targeting any military objectives or civilian objectives that may be used for military purposes,"
07-13-06 - A Conservative Estimate of Total Direct U.S. Aid to Israel: $108 Billion
07-13-06 - UK church and aid agencies concerned over Gaza situation
07-13-06 - Israel tightens Lebanon blockade Israeli air strikes and shelling have already killed at least 55 Lebanese civilians since the two soldiers were captured in a cross-border raid on Wednesday, while a barrage of Hizbollah rocket fire into northern Israel has killed two Israeli civilians and wounded 95.
07-13-06 - Israel intensifies attacks against Lebanon Among the Lebanese dead were a family of 10 and another family of seven, killed when strikes hit their homes in the southern village of Dweir. Israel aims to spread some more of its 'democracy'.
07-13-06 - Extremist group: We kidnapped 2 Palestinians An extremist organization called the ?Gilad Shalhevet Brigades? claimed it kidnapped two Palestinians, residents of the Jerusalem area. In a statement issued by the groups it was said that the hostages will be released only in exchange for the Israeli soldiers abducted in Gaza and Lebanon. The Israelis "kidnap" Palestinians all of the time. It's where the neocons in the Pentagon got the idea for Guantanamo bay (administrative detention).
07-13-06 - Iranian president warns Israel about Syria Iran's president warned Israel against extending its offensive in Lebanon to neighboring Syria, saying such a move would be regarded as an attack on the whole Islamic world and be met with a "crushing response," the official Iranian news agency said Friday.
07-13-06 - UN resolution on Israel 'inflammatory': US State Department "The US voted against the resolution before the Security Council because it is unbalanced and inflammatory," A sick joke. The people of the Middle East rightly look at our double standards with horror and disgust when we say we wish to bring them 'democracy' when we won't for one second condemn Israel's grave violations of international and humanitarian law. Here's why.
07-13-06 - Settlers attack Palestinian cars south of Nablus
07-13-06 - US unwavering in support of Israel, raps Syria, Iran At the United Nations, the United States concentrated on stifling criticism of Israel -- vetoing a Security Council resolution calling for a halt to military operations against Hamas in Gaza -- sparked by the kidnap of an Israeli soldier on June 25. US ambassador John Bolton said the veto was a response to the "unbalanced" nature of the draft text which he argued laid a disproportionate amount of blame on Israel for the current crisis in the region
Here is one reason why our government overwhelmingly supports Israel (to the detriment of American citizens), and the other.
07-13-06 - Israel imposes blockade on Lebanon Israel on Thursday imposed a sea and air blockade on Lebanon to cut off supply routes to Lebanese militants, the Israeli military said.
07-13-06 - Bush defends Israel actions, Russia condemns attacks Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denounced both Israel's attack on Lebanon and its operations against the Palestinian territories.
07-13-06 - Bush to tell Putin of democracy concerns Putin will in turn laugh is cojones off at the sheer hypocrisy of the Bush administration in light of Israel's recent actions in Lebanon and the Palestinian territories where scores of Arab civilians have been bombed to smithereens - with US tax dollars and with the blessing of the US veto at the UN today.
07-13-06 - The ghosts of Suez Before the invasion of Egypt, British military chiefs were drafting plans for action against Israel
07-13-06 - Only sanctions will stop this brutal campaign The US just shot down (via its veto) yet another UN resolution critical of Israel. We aid and abet Israel's crimes.
07-13-06 - Ahmadinejad says 'Zionists' are 'most detested' people in humanity
07-13-06 - AJC Welcomes U.S. Veto at UN Security Council The American Jewish Committee expressed its deep appreciation to the Bush Administration for the position taken by the United States at the United Nations Security Council today Naturally.
07-13-06 - Arab leaders scramble to contain Mideast crisis
07-13-06 - Lebanese Tremors Rock Syria "I feel angry. Ninety-five percent of the Palestinian prisoners held by Israel are innocent civilians, including women and children. Nobody says a word about this. But when three Israeli armed soldiers are detained, this is such a big crime, and everyone is outraged. Is this justice?"
07-13-06 - Harper sides firmly with Israel, 'onus' on hostage-takers to stop the conflict Canada - Israel's newest occupied territory - weighs in.
07-13-06 - EU blasts Israel for disproportionate use of force in Lebanon
07-13-06 - The way in - and out - of Israel's wars Often, it's difficult to sort out who started what in a Middle East conflict, but that's not the case here. Militant Islamists - Hamas in the Gaza strip and Hizbullah in Lebanon - provoked this by incursions into Israel, killing and abducting Israeli soldiers, and demanding the release of Arab prisoners in exchange for the Israeli captives. The Christian Science Monitor has officially become a mouthpiece for Israel. Sad. Israel has been killing Palestinians all up to and since the abduction of the soldier.
07-13-06 - Syria opens borders to tourists fleeing Lebanon
07-13-06 - Bush opens Germany-Russia trip amid Middle East violence US President George W. Bush arrived in Germany on his way to a summit of wealthy countries in Russia amid nuclear disputes with Iran and North Korea and flaring Middle East violence.
07-13-06 - Lebanese brace for Israel's signature strategy: collective punishment
07-13-06 - Bishop Shaw Pickets Israeli Consulate
07-13-06 - Abbas 'held secret Israel talks'
07-13-06 - Israel crisis hits world markets
07-13-06 - Lebanese fear Israel's offensive Initially, I thought Israel's reactions in destroying Hezbollah positions and escape routes were appropriate. But the killing of civilians and the bombing of civilian installations, including the airport, is completely unjustified and excessive.
07-13-06 - Jewish groups launch 'full-court press' to support Israelīs retaliatory strikes They were approached, he said, with an eye toward influencing members of key United Nations committees that "might be in a position to vote on matters of the Middle East."...Foxman said he had just approved another ad to run in an American paper, thanking Bush for his support.....AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobby, said it is focusing its efforts on Washington's halls of power. REad the article. It's the Israeli lobby in action. These folks prove the study right on a daily basis.
07-13-06 - Syrian envoy asks US to impose restraint on Israel Syria's ambassador to the United States urged Washington on Thursday to impose restraint on its ally Israel and push for the resumption of peace talks amid escalating violence in the Middle East.
07-13-06 - Bush Faces Major Choice Amid Israeli Escalation Say where are is the concern by Bolton and the neocons for the Lebanese now? Remember their feigned concern for the assassination of Hariri? When Israel is doing the killing, they fall silent. The hypocrisy is not lost on the world.
07-13-06 - ADL Urges European Leaders to Stand With Israel Against Hezbollah and Hamas Meanwhile, Israel has killed almost fifty civilians in Lebanon.
07-13-06 - UN chief sends team to deal with 'major crisis' in Mideast UNITED NATIONS Saying the Mideast is in a "major crisis," the head of the United Nations will send three officials there to try to restore calm.
07-13-06 - Israel Should Wage War on Palestinians Israel should declare and wage war not only against the Palestinian leadership but also against the Palestinian people The vast majority of Israel-supporters that I come into contact with online share this sentiment; that Palestinian civilians are legitmate targets, and that includes children. Because, according to them, 'nits make lice'. Where have I heard that before?
07-13-06 - Lawless in Gaza In an exercise of selective memory, Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns defended Israel, saying, "Let's remember who started this. It was the outrageous actions of Hamas in violating Israel's sovereignty, in taking the soldier hostage." In fact, the current cycle of violence was set off by weeks of Israeli shellings that culminated in the killing of eight Palestinian civilians on a Gaza beach
07-13-06 - Israel's show of force will backfire Unfortunately, the Bush Administration has given Israel virtually unqualified support. When caught between supporting Israel and upholding its rhetoric about liberty, democracy and justice, it has sided with Israel.
07-13-06 - Palestinian villages commemorated on Google maps A surfer who calls himself Tamin Derby, and who claims to reside in Jenin, has documented in recent months for Google Earth hundreds of
Palestinian villages that vanished from the face of the earth in 1948
07-13-06 - State Of The Protest Hikind, in his remarks, insisted that supporters of Israel should not mistake silence for loyalty or forsake criticism in the name of unity. Oh we know exactly where Hikind's loyalty lies.
07-13-06 - Bad Cop, Worse Cop According to the Forward, a Jewish weekly paper, the White House "appears to have dropped any objections to Israeli efforts to topple the Palestinian Authority's democratically elected Hamas government."
07-13-06 - Jordan condemns Israeli military operations in Gaza, Lebanon
07-13-06 - US Gets a 'Dose of Its Own Medicine' From China "What goes around, comes around," says an Asian diplomat, who points out that the United States has exercised its veto over 35 times to protect Israel from Security Council condemnation.
07-13-06 - the beginning of the end for Israel - mad dog style
07-13-06 - Banned from DailyKos for daring to IMAGINE a world w/o Israel Daily KOS - the liberal version of Free Republic.
07-13-06 - Bush's indifference drives conflict The Bush administration alone can rein in Israel. Its reluctance to do so may mean there is no quick end to the fighting - and even less chance that Washington will be trusted in the longer term to forge a just and lasting regional settlement.
07-13-06 - Israel detains Ohio professor
07-13-06 - ADL Letter to The Washington Post Rather than this cheap attempt to appeal for American sympathy, Mr. Haniyeh and Hamas should embrace American values of democracy, moderation and reconciliation.
Better yet, Abe should be demanding as much from Israel - whose 'democracy' is nothing like ours (don't see too many Arabs - Israeli or otherwise - in those settlements for Jews only built in occupied land).
07-12-06 - Family of nine killed as they slept The death of the Salmiah family is reminiscent of a previous attack in which an Israeli jet dropped a one-tonne bomb on an apartment block four years ago, killing Salah Shehade, the Hamas military leader, and 14 others, including nine children.
07-12-06 - Deaths mount in attacks on Gaza A Palestinian youth was killed by an Israeli tank shell east of Deir al-Balah
07-12-06 - Israel kills 23 in Gaza, targets Hamas commanders The air strike killed a local Hamas leader, Nabil Abu Selmeya, his wife and seven sons and daughters aged 7 to 19, medics said. His eldest son, who was not at home, survived...A later Israeli air strike using two missiles killed at least five other Palestinians, aged 15 to 20, in central Gaza. Israel is out of control - firing on everyone and at everything.
07-12-06 - Hamas leader badly hurt in Israeli bombing At least 23 Palestinians were killed in Gaza on Wednesday.
07-12-06 - Episcopal chief to again protest Israeli actions Saying that his Christian faith does not allow him to remain silent in the face of Israel's incursions into Gaza, Shaw said he feels a moral obligation to call attention to the plight of Palestinians, both Christian and Muslim, and especially to an Episcopal hospital in Gaza, Al Ahli Arab, that he said is operating on a generator and is days from running out of electricity to care for its patients.
A man with a conscience.
07-12-06 - New Middle East violence rankles Bush President Bush blamed Syria and Iran for new Middle East violence Wednesday, faced further defiance from Iran and North Korea and got an acerbic retort from Russian President Vladimir Putin to U.S. criticism. Yes, bring back the neocons, they know exactly what we need! They are just ITCHING for the chance to climax the Clash of Civilizations once and for all.
07-12-06 - Gaza neighbours 'felt earthquake'
07-12-06 - 'Football three' mourned in Gaza
07-12-06 - Palestinian injuries suggest Israel is using chemical weapons in Gaza The Palestinian ministry of health revealed on Monday that the Israeli army has used a new type of explosive in its offensive on the Gaza Strip. These explosives contain toxics and radioactive materials which burn and tear the victim's body from the inside and leave long term deformations.
07-12-06 - Americans Support Israeli Actions in Gaza When assessing the Middle East conflict, 39 per cent of respondents think the U.S., should take Israel?s side, five per cent express a preference for the Palestinians, and 43 per cent believe Washington should be neutral. 48 percent believe America should NOT take Israel's side.
07-12-06 - Capture of soldiers was 'act of war' says Israel
07-12-06 - End the unjustified Gaza violence, demand Holy Land church leaders
07-12-06 - Israel hits Lebanon after soldiers grabbed Israeli jets struck deep into southern Lebanon, blasting bridges and Hezbollah positions and killing two civilians, the Lebanese officials said.
07-12-06 - Ninety sponsored children in Gaza remain in makeshift camps Five days after fleeing their homes in Shokeh village, ninety World Vision sponsored children continue to live as refugees in two schools in the town of Rafah, location of World Vision's southern Gaza ADP.
07-12-06 - Syria VP says Israeli occupation root cause of crisis
07-12-06 - Aid organizations call for access to Gaza civilians
07-12-06 - Hizbollah says Israeli soldiers seized for swap
07-12-06 - Pelosi and Hoyer Statement on Seizure of Israeli Soldiers All hail the stooges of AIPAC. New legislation forthcoming.
07-12-06 - Iran wants disputed clay tablets returned from US
07-12-06 - U.S. rejects revised draft of UN resolution on Israeli offensive The draft resolution demanded that Israel "immediately cease its aggression" against Palestinian civilians, pull its forces out of Gaza and release the detained Palestinian officials. ....Bolton told reporters, "We still think it is unsatisfactory."
The US gives the green light for Israeli terror.
07-12-06 - Hezbollah raid boosts group's image
07-12-06 - Japan urges Israel to take 'rational action' to Middle East crisis Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has won Israeli support for its accusation of North Korea's military threat, while calling on Israel to take "rational action" to the escalating Middle East crisis.
07-12-06 - Reem Kelani: Telling the Palestinian narrative through song The ten tracks take the listener on a 74-minute odyssey through the Palestinian experience, from the nineteenth century to today
07-12-06 - Christians United For Israel to Hold First-Ever Washington Summit Historic Gathering of 3,000 Delegates to Urge Congress, Public to Strengthen Defense of Israel
07-12-06 - In Gaza, Right Target, but the Wrong People Die
07-12-06 - ANALYSIS: Israel is at risk of embarking on three-front war Strategically, Israel faces an extreme foursome: Hamas, Hezbollah, Syria and Iran. Two extremist Islamic organizations considered terror organizations, and two states Washington names in the Axis of Evil. Guess who will be sucked in to such a confrontation?
07-12-06 - Girl survivor of Gaza beach tragedy arrives in UAE A 10-year-old Palestinian girl who lost nearly her entire family in a Gaza beach blast arrived in Abu Dhabi after a member of the oil-rich emirate's ruling family said he wanted to adopt her.
07-12-06 - New Fighting Spooks Investors in Israel The question is whether the Lebanese incursion will end up having an impact on the booming Israeli economy. Booming economy? Then surely they no longer need any of the billions in taxpayer dollars that we give away (as grants) to them each year.
07-12-06 - Future dimmer amid shortsighted leadership REV. JOHN A. EKMAN The recent destruction of Gaza's only Palestinian power plant creates serious humanitarian crises. "Collective punishment" is illegal under international law and, in Israel's case, is an affront to God's demands for empathy and justice for "the stranger in your midst."
07-12-06 - Israel's latest bureaucratic obscenity
07-12-06 - US Must Press Israel to Halt Attacks on Gaza
07-12-06 - Israeli incursions worsen life for Palestinians, say church officials
07-12-06 - Abbas threatens to resign: Fatah official
07-12-06 - Hamas rejects US initiative to form emergency govt The Palestinian government led by the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) rejected on Tuesday a peace initiative presented by a former U.S. peace envoy.
07-12-06 - Congress must hold Israel Accountable for violating US law
07-12-06 - In Gaza offensive, Israel hits Western aid projects
07-12-06 - The world rebuilds it, Israelis destroy it - again and again and again
07-12-06 - American policy in Middle East caught in 'a perfect storm'
07-12-06 - Nervous and angry, Beirut is trapped in the middle
07-12-06 - Hamas leaders: Meshal backs broad-based deal with Israel
07-12-06 - Pro-Palestine demonstration outside SA parliament on Thursday
07-12-06 - Beirut: Protest aims to show support for Palestinians
07-12-06 - What If Israel Had Never Been Created
07-12-06 - Turkish move leaves Israelis red-faced
07-12-06 - S. Africa won't break ties with Israel: official
07-12-06 - Wgtn. Groups Protest Israeli War Crimes in Gaza
07-11-06 - Israeli air strike kills 7 in Hamas house With tanks and troops on the move further south, a huge explosion destroyed the house of Hamas activist Dr. Nabil al-Salmiah, killing seven people, including two children, At this point in time, after weeks of killing both miltants and civilians -including children - Israel would appear to be seriously trying to provoke a reaction from terrorist group. The retaliation would probably serve as some sort of pretext - probably Olmert's plan to draw Israel's borders at will. Let's face facts here : how many suicide bombings have there been in the last week, 2 weeks, month, 2 months? How many Israeli civilans have died in the last week, 2 weeks, month, 2 months? Now let's look at the same time period for Palestinian civilians. MANY many more have died. And yet, Hamas attacked soldiers in response. Thus has Israel embarked on a wholly provocative campaign to emerge as the 'good guy'. 'See, look at those barbarians!'
07-11-06 - Gaza air strike kills 5, 18 wounded A three-storey building was brought down by the blast, killing a man, a woman and the children.
07-11-06 - Four Palestinians die at Rafah border awaiting entry into Gaza Two Palestinians died at the crossing on Tuesday - a 19-year-old woman and a 1.5-year-old infant.
07-11-06 - Israel batters Gaza as death toll hits 52 A 12-year-old boy who was wounded in an air strike on July 6 died of his wounds, bringing to 52 the number of Palestinians killed in the operation, on top of one Israeli soldier killed by friendly fire.
07-11-06 - Hospitals in Northern Gaza facing blood shortage as injured pile in The Health Ministry Spokesman Khalid Radhi called for Palestinian citizens to donate blood to treat the injured, and made a special appeal for those of blood type O-.
07-11-06 - Japanese donation reaches hardest-hit Palestinians WFP is completing a distribution of 2,000 metric tons of wheat flour donated by the Japanese government to assist 300,000 vulnerable West Bank Palestinians.
07-11-06 - FACTBOX-Dangers facing children in worst 10 hotspots PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: More than 700 children have been killed in the uprising. Nearly a third of families have a child suffering symptoms of psychosocial distress. Many teenagers in overcrowded rundown cities and refugee camps see few better opportunities than joining an armed faction. Some 285 children were in Israeli detention as of September 2005.
07-11-06 - Hamas PM slams White House in appeal to Americans Slamming "America's complacency" in the face of "war crimes" rooted in a "rhetorical green light: 'Israel has a right to defend itself'," Haniya heavily criticised an Israeli offensive in Gaza, now into a third week.
07-11-06 - UN impotence laid bare as Gaza suffers Mr Bolton's statement made clear that the US would not seriously attempt to rein in Israel John Bolton is ISRAEL's ambassador to the UN.
07-11-06 - My life in Gaza More than 30,000 children suffer from malnutrition, and this number will increase as diarrhea spreads because of the limited supply of clean water and food contamination.
07-11-06 - Israel not doing enough to ease Gaza conditions: UN A U.N. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said UNRWA, the agency that administers Palestinian refugees, has stockpiles of food and other humanitarian supplies but cannot access them while the Karni commercial crossing between Israel and Gaza is closed. "They (the Israelis) tried to assure us they were doing enough but as far as we're concerned a lot more needs to be done,"
07-11-06 - Aggression Under False Pretenses , we do not want to live on international welfare and American handouts. We want what Americans enjoy -- democratic rights, economic sovereignty and justice.
07-11-06 - Gaza donors to consult on aid in Geneva "The suffering inflicted on Gaza's civilian population following the Israeli military operation is completely unacceptable,"
07-11-06 - Hamas-led government says U.S. veto won't solve crisis So far, more than 40 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been killed in the ongoing Israeli offensive that was kicked off on June 28.
07-11-06 - End this punishment of the Palestinians The suspension of aid by the EU and the US, the withholding of Palestinian taxes by Israel, and Israel's illegal blockade are crimes against the Palestinian people. They are creating a humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza and the West Bank and have emboldened Israel to sustain an unrelenting bomb and missile barrage, which regularly kills innocent children and other noncombatants in violation of the fourth Geneva convention which protects civilians under occupation Note the list of signatories.
07-11-06 - Palestinians receive emergency aid in Gaza The European Union has begun sending emergency fuel supplies to the Gaza Strip through an international mechanism set up to meet the basic needs of Palestinians.
07-11-06 - Soldiers at the Allenby Bridge beat a Palestinian-American woman
07-11-06 - Arab League sends $50 million to Palestinians
07-11-06 - Egypt bids to provide free electricity to Gaza strip
07-11-06 - International NGOs Call for Urgent Protection of Civilians in Gaza
07-11-06 - Gaza crisis: joint statement from Jerusalem church leaders
07-11-06 - Army renews orders to close 1000 shops and businesses in the old city of Hebron According to the Hebron chamber of commerce, the loss of shops and businesses is estimated at $100,000 per day.
07-11-06 - Israeli army detains 16 Palestinians in West Bank: sources
07-11-06 - Huge mass demonstration in solidarity with Palestinians is staged )Damascus city on Monday witnessed a huge mass demonstration in solidarity with the Palestinian people in the face of continued brutal Israeli aggressions against them.
07-11-06 - Palestinian authority not involved in abduction - ambassador
07-11-06 - Water sales soar in Gaza
07-11-06 - Palestinians march for right to work in all professions
07-11-06 - Pax Christi raps profiteers in Palestinian occupation The international Catholic peace movement, Pax Christi, has joined a British campaign against major companies whose businesses provide support for Israel's occupation of Palestine.
07-11-06 - Japan's Koizumi kicks off visit to crisis-hit Mideast
07-11-06 - Abduction highlights U.S.-Syria tension Israel has a problem with Syria, not the US. But as per usual, Israel's problems have somehow become OUR problems. Here's why.
07-11-06 - Turkey, Britain agree to exert efforts to defuse Palestinian- Israeli crisis
07-11-06 - White House replies to rabbis' letter The White House told a dovish pro-Israel group that it would not provide assistance to the Palestinian Authority while it is ruled by Hamas. AIPAC wins the day.
07-11-06 - Syrians rally to back Palestinians against Israel
07-11-06 - Abbas in Jordan calls for international help to end Israeli offensive
07-11-06 - New bus route leaves Palestinian workers walking
07-11-06 - Once Again, Gazans Are Displaced by Israeli Occupiers On Saturday, the head of Israel?s Gaza liaison administration, Col. Nir Press, told The Jerusalem Post that ?the situation in Gaza is not even close to developing into a humanitarian crisis,? saying such charges made by the Palestinians were aimed at deceiving the international community. Mr. Ging, the United Nations representative, said in response: ?There?s growing resentment expressed to me about the debate whether it?s a humanitarian crisis or not. It is a humanitarian crisis.?
07-11-06 - Intervention to Member States of the UN Two Years after the ICJ Advisory Opinion Immediately after the ICJ Advisory Opinion was issued, the Israeli government rejected it outright, and declared that the construction of the Wall would continue
07-11-06 - Flap over Santorum event forces groups to ponder election-year rules Also scheduled to appear are Daniel Pipes, who leads the Philadelphia-based Middle East Forum, and Shoshana Bryen of JINSA. They dismissed Forman?s concerns. The whole neocon gang.
07-11-06 - Jewish teens lobby in Washington The teens were scheduled to visit the White House and U.S. House of Representatives and Senate offices Tuesday to lobby on behalf of Israel
07-11-06 - Cut ties with Israel, says Cosatu The organisations told reporters in Johannesburg yesterday that they also wanted South Africans to boycott Israeli products and support sanctions against the Israeli "apartheid state" until it ended the occupation of Palestinian territory
07-11-06 - S. African coalition wants diplomatic change A coalition of South African organizations called on the government to cut ties with Israel.
07-11-06 - Israel probe finds border failure The report finds Cpl Gilad Shalit's capture was seen by another tank crew which had no authority to open fire and it took 90 minutes to confirm his fate.
07-11-06 - Israel pressed to allow Gaza aid Six Israeli human rights groups have appealed to the High Court of Justice, demanding that Israel allow essential supplies into the Gaza Strip.
07-11-06 - Operation on Gaza planned for months: Haniya He's right - Israel planned the abuction of the Hamas members of parliament weeks prior to the abduction of the soldier (par. 5).
07-11-06 - Ring of hope: United under the big top
07-11-06 - Israel eyes laser for Gaza rockets Israel is in talks to buy a U.S.-made laser to shoot down Palestinian rockets.
07-10-06 - Olmert defends Gaza onslaught as death toll hits 50 Four Palestinian teenagers, whom local medical sources said were unarmed, died and another four people were wounded in the latest Israeli air strikes over the Gaza Strip after dark Monday.
07-10-06 - Olmert Rules Out Prisoner Swap With Hamas Three militants were killed Monday in two Israeli airstrikes, and five people, including an 8-year-old girl, were wounded when an Israeli missile targeted a car the army said was filled with explosives.
07-10-06 - Hundreds stranded at Egypt-Gaza border-Red Cross At least two stranded Palestinians have died so far, including a 15-year-old boy who was waiting to cross into Gaza after undergoing heart surgery in Cairo, an Egyptian official at the border said.
07-10-06 - IPI condemns shooting of two Palestinian photographers in two days When Zanoun attempted to continue photographing, he was shot in the leg and stomach by an Israeli sniper.
07-10-06 - Turkey Pledges $1 Million to Palestinians Speaking at the signing ceremony Monday, Foreign Minster Gul said the money would be used to create and fund a Palestinian state and to develop new leaders. He said the two-state solution was being jeopardized by Israel's actions.
07-10-06 - Israel denies 'excessive force' Separately, a 15-month-old baby wounded in an Israeli air strike near Khan Younis on 21 June died on Monday of his injuries, medical sources said
07-10-06 - EU mulls redirecting aid amid worsening Gaza plight The European Commission is considering how to redirect EU aid to Palestinians in light of the worsening situation there, a spokeswoman has said, renewing criticism of a massive Israeli offensive.
07-10-06 - Scotland Yard looks into cameraman's murder Police are to investigate the killing of James Miller, the British cameraman shot dead by Israeli soldiers in Gaza three years ago. Our citizens get no such justice.
07-10-06 - Iran: We didn't pay PA USD 50 million yet In spite of pledge made to cash-strapped Palestinian Authority, Iran says it has yet to transfer aid, suggests process for payment still being discussed
07-10-06 - MK won't retract remark that seizing IDF troops is legitimate
07-10-06 - Israeli Army in Hebron Violates Israeli High Court Order - Again
07-10-06 - Threat to Civilians Burgeons in Gaza Palestinian witnesses insisted that an Israeli missile struck the low-slung family compound, and the Israeli military acknowledged staging a missile strike in the area at almost precisely the time the Hajaj home was hit. The claim from an article in last night's news list was BS, as I alleged. The pro-Israeli groups will undoubtedly continue to allege the opposite.
07-10-06 - The Palestinian Catastrophe, Then and Now as the historian Benny Morris has documented, minister Aharon Cohen declared that Israeli troops in Lydda had been "ordered" to "take from the expelled Arabs every watch, piece of jewelry or money" so that, arriving completely destitute, they would become a burden on the Arab legion," the army of King Abdullah of neighboring Transjordan.) Great article. It details the beginnings of Israel's Holocaust of the Palestinians.
07-10-06 - Israel calls for tough line on Iran Israel urged Western nations to deny Iran uranium-enrichment capabilities that could help produce nuclear weapons.
07-10-06 - Israeli use of poisonous material alleged A ministry report released Monday said testimonies from surgeons in Palestinian hospitals indicated that "all 249 casualties inflicted by the Israeli war machine during the operation on Gaza which started on June 27 resulted from shrapnel of new and developed shells and explosives which cause amputation of limbs and burning of all the injured parts."
07-10-06 - Hamas says prisoner swap only option for Israel He blasted the international community for focusing on the Israeli soldier, rather on than ending Israeli assaults on Gaza that he said had killed 47 Palestinians and wounded 187. "Our people in Gaza are on the brink of a humanitarian disaster and the world is watching. The world is standing by scared and astonished because of one Israeli soldier... when we have 10,000 prisoners (in Israeli jails)."
07-10-06 - US tells exiled Hamas leader not to dictate to Palestinians Note the irony in that headline.
07-10-06 - Children are Primary Victims of International Aid Cut-off to Palestinian Territories Children suffer disproportionately from the violence and from the lack of food and medical care. UNICEF, the United Nations' Children's Fund, released a statement in mid-June warning that one in three newborns in Gaza is at risk of dying due to the lack of medicines and emergency medical equipment in hospitals.
07-10-06 - My Brother, the ambassador
When you deliberately place yourself and your family into a war zone, and in violation of international law, don't come crying to Uncle Sam when the sh*t hits the fan.
07-10-06 - Most Palestinians back soldier's abduction - poll The Jerusalem Media and Communications Centre surveyed a random sample of 2,000 people in the Gaza Strip and occupied West Bank during an ongoing Israeli incursion in Gaza to free the soldier captured in a June 25 cross border raid. This poll was taken during Israel's assault on the Palestinian civilian infrastructure - and after scores of civilians have been killed or maimed in recent weeks.
07-10-06 - Israel bars Palestinian Americans for first time since 1967 The Interior Ministry and Civil Administration made no formal announcement about a policy change, leaving returnees to discover the situation when they reach the border crossings.
Israel decides who lives or visits the Palestinian Territories.
07-10-06 - Israeli soldier to be kept as prisoner of war: Hamas leader
07-10-06 - Ya'alon: 'Two states' no longer relevant He said Israel should establish a "defensible-borders" policy, which would include a heightened military presence in the West Bank and pressure on the international community to recognize Israeli sovereignty in West Bank areas close to Israeli population centers. All of the settlements in Israeli-occupied territory - and that includes the West Bank - are illegal under the Fourth Geneva Convention (article 49) .
07-10-06 - Arabs threaten legal action over borders "We would not tolerate a country barring Americans entry because they are Jewish, black, Asian or Latino, and we certainly should not do so because they are of Arab descent," Racism reigns supreme when it comes to Israel and you would be hard pressed to get any condemnation out of America - which is another Israeli-occupied territory.
07-10-06 - Settlers arrested for anti-police plot Five West Bank settlers are in Israeli custody on suspicion of plotting to attack police
07-10-06 - Zambia: Double Standards When hundreds of blacks were killed it was not a big issue but when a white person was killed it became such a gigantic issue. What we are trying to say is that every life should be valued the same way. And aggression should be condemned in a similar way. The crimes committed by Israelis should be condemned the same as those of the Palestinians.
07-10-06 - Human Rights Council special session resolution S-1/Res.1: Human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
07-10-06 - 'Apartheid Israel' worse than SA's - Madisha The "apartheid Israel state" is worse than the apartheid that was conducted in South Africa, Congress of SA Trade Unions president Willie Madisha said on Monday.
07-10-06 - Israel's Deadliest Weapon
07-10-06 - Angry Arab doesn't pull any punches
07-10-06 - Rallies demand Gilad Shalit's return The rallies were sponsored by the Jewish Agency for Israel and the World Zionist Organization.
07-09-06 - Israel says Gaza offensive has no timetable In the latest violence, Israeli aircraft fired missiles at three targets in Gaza, killing one civilian, and wounding nine others and a gunman.
The civilian died in an air strike on a car carrying two militants in the southern town of Rafah where the gunmen fled the scene, one of them wounded. Four civilians were injured.
Five more civilians were hurt in a separate Israeli air strike on a Hamas weapons van near Gaza City.
07-09-06 - Civilian killed, eight injured by Israeli missiles in Rafah The missile missed the fighters and hit a group of civilians instead, local medical sources reported.
07-09-06 - Netanya: Arab youth shot; nationalistic motives probed Baka al-Garbiyeh youngster shot in head while spending night out with his friends; police examines possibility man was shot by extremist Jew seeking to target Arabs
07-09-06 - Israeli incursion leaves fear and loathing in Gaza "This is real terrorism, this is the terrorism of the state," he said, angered particularly at the slaughter of the goats. "Those goats are priceless for me. It is a hobby I had. They killed my hobby and they killed my business."
07-09-06 - Palestinians blame Israel for missile hit The Palestinians on Sunday blamed Israel, saying it fired the missile at the house. Israeli military officials, citing intelligence, said a Palestinian anti-tank missile inadvertently hit the house, located on the outskirts of Gaza City near the front lines. Here we go again: every time one of the IDF's shells or missiles massacres civilians, suddenly it's the fault of the Palestinians. Their deception is like clockwork. And that the AP would attempt to blame the killing of Palestinian civililans on the militants, or the 'human shields' excuse, is laughable. The burden is not on Palestinians to keep the streets of their crowded refugee camps clear when the IDF invades their cities and towns. The burden is on Israel to stick to the rules of engagement. And this is a nation that not only flouts international and humanitarian law, but that flouts its own laws when THEY continue to use PALESTINIANS as human shields.
07-09-06 - Abbas orders envoys to Syria over Gaza crisis Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has sent two envoys to Hamas's exiled political leader and Syrian authorities to discuss the capture of an Israeli soldier and the crisis in the Gaza Strip.
07-09-06 - Land Confiscation continues Attacks on Palestinians This week saw a flurry of confiscation activity in various parts of the West Bank, and in particular targeting the Jordan Valley. Large swathes of land were confiscated and annexed to nearby settlements. Meanwhile, in Hebron district the Occupation continues to steal land necessary for the construction of its Apartheid Wall.
07-09-06 - UN warns of Gazans' struggle to survive He said in the north of Gaza Israeli forces had shot and destroyed rooftop water tanks and mains, while in the south more than 1,000 people had been forced to leave their homes. Rafah had no electricity because the army would not allow the UN to fix a minor fault, while the rest of Gaza had electricity for six hours a day.
07-09-06 - Family barbecue in Gaza ended in tragedy as they sat in the yard behind the house on Saturday evening they could hear an unmanned Israeli drone overhead but added that there had been no shooting in the area at the time. "Suddenly the drone rocketed us. The force was so great that one of my brothers was lifted over the fence. My father carried me and gave me to my sister and they called someone from the street and put me in an ambulance. I didn't feel anything at first but then it hurt a lot."
In response to widespread charges among Palestinians that the Hajaj family were victims of an Israeli attack aimed at militants, the Israel Defence Forces yesterday said it was investigating the incident. But denying claims of "alleged tank or artillery fire" - not made by the family - a statement added: "The Israeli Air Force targeted a group of gunmen carrying anti-tank missiles in a street in Shajaiya, and identified hitting them."
This is the attack from which Israel is trying to extricate itself of blame.
07-09-06 - Real-estate firm charged with favoring Jews U.S. officials charged a real-estate company in New Jersey of violating the Fair Housing Act in favor of Jewish families. The irony is here: that Israel gets away with doing this - and we still give them billions of our tax dollars to boot.
07-09-06 - World cup? Palestinian women's football team dreams of playing on grass
07-09-06 - War crimes It is surely no coincidence that the present offensive came just as all the Palestinian movements (except for Islamic Jihad) signed a joint declaration (2) accepting the establishment of a Palestinian state on all the territories occupied in 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital - an implicit recognition of Israel. The Israeli government wanted to stamp out any new Palestinian opening towards peace.
07-09-06 - Not the same Christians: D.C. plenary to back Israel Thus fundamentalist/evangelical support for Israel is not a continuation of past persecution by other means but an expression of an entirely different view of the Jews. The upcoming conference is the practical application of this new, philo-Semitic theology. philosemitism = supremacy.
07-09-06 - When friends aren?t really friends: Be wary of evangelical support for Israel Finally, understand that Hagee's group is no "Christian AIPAC." His group is not pledged, as AIPAC is, to support all acts of the Israeli government. straight from the Rabbi's mouth.
07-09-06 - Turkish Parliament Calls On Parties To Declare A Cease-fire
07-09-06 - Israel's PM Says He Was Going To Free Prisoners Until Soldier Was Taken Hilarious.
07-09-06 - We're next They are only protecting themselves. WE are hypocrites for criticizing their ruthless barbarism. NEVERMIND that saying so repeatedly does NOT make it TRUE. Israel has no qualms about turning its napalm, torpedos or bulldozers on Americans.
07-09-06 - Israeli divestment question not settled in church the debate over divestment - which has tremendous symbolic power - is far from dead, even if Presbyterian and Jewish opponents of divestment have already claimed victory
07-09-06 - Peruvian author criticizes Israel?s actions Israel has "become a powerful and arrogant country, and it is the role of its friends to be highly critical of its policies,"
07-09-06 - The Color of Olives The Amer family lives surrounded by the infamous West Bank Wall, where their daily lives are dominated by electrified fences, locked gates, and a constant swarm of armed soldiers
07-09-06 - Protesting wine and walls SAQ targeted. 200 pro-Palestinian supporters turn out
07-08-06 - Gaza death toll mounts as Israel rejects ceasefire Three Palestinian family members, including a six-year-old girl, have been killed in an air strike....Armored vehicles fired missiles, killing a member of the Palestinian security forces in Zeitun, while three more Palestinians were reported killed by Israeli tank shelling in the nearby Shujaya neighborhood.
07-08-06 - Israel launches airstrikes in Gaza Israel killed seven Palestinians, including a 6-year-old girl and a policeman, on Saturday, Palestinian witnesses said.
07-08-06 - BOY DIES IN GAZA A PALESTINIAN boy of 11 died yesterday after being shot in the chest in Israel's military operation in Gaza.
07-08-06 - Gaza on 'brink of health disaster' UN aid agencies say that Gaza is on the brink of a public health disaster and civilians were disproportionately paying the price in Israel's military offensive.....The agencies said they were "alarmed by developments on the ground, which have seen innocent civilians, including children, killed, brought increased misery to hundreds of thousands of people and which will wreak far-reaching harm on Palestinian society." Israel deliberately targeted the civilian infrastructure paragraph 3. And don't forget that our government is in total support of Israel's actions.
07-08-06 - Annan warning on Gaza 'disaster' UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has demanded that Israel take urgent action to prevent a humanitarian disaster in the Gaza Strip.
07-08-06 - Iran's Ahmadinejad attacks Israel at Iraq conference
07-08-06 - Elderly man dies at border crossing; thousands of Palestinians stranded on Egyptian side
07-08-06 - Israel denies tanks are in northern Gaza Also early Sunday, Israeli aircraft knocked out a bridge in northern Gaza and a power transformer serving the town of Beit Hanoun, witnesses said.
07-08-06 - Gaza crisis hitting civilians badly, say church aid partners
07-08-06 - British FM expresses 'deep concern' at Gaza airstrike British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett said she was "deeply concerned" after hearing of an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City that killed three Palestinian family members, including a child
07-08-06 - Israel rejects call for ceasefire
07-08-06 - Anger and grief amid Gaza rubble
07-08-06 - Minister says Israel ready to swap prisoners for abducted soldier
07-08-06 - Journalist targeted by Israeli gunfire, critically injured
07-08-06 - Picking up the pieces in a shattered Gaza Every day of his life, Mahmoud Ankar wears a T-shirt or sweatshirt with his name and the telephone number of his parents printed on the front. "Anyone who finds him please call," reads the rest of the message. Usually, the mentally handicapped 18-year-old lives in a room separate from his family in a walled garden that protects him from getting lost in the confusing, harsh world of the Gaza Strip outside. He can't hear and can't talk and can't survive on his own in the streets without the kindness of strangers. And his special shirts.
07-08-06 - Palestinians Say Their Rockets Create a 'Balance of Fear'
07-08-06 - Turkish FM urges Israel to end Gaza offensive Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul called on Israel on to end its military operation in Gaza, saying he was horrified by the number of Palestinians killed there.
07-08-06 - Gazans hurry to remove traces of Israeli raid
07-08-06 - Rumsfeld visit said scrapped Rumsfeld, who was expected for high-level talks in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv next week, canceled the trip out of concern it could be perceived as open U.S. support for Israelīs offensive in Gaza Bolton's actions at the UN have made sure this perception holds true.
07-08-06 - Arab nations slam Israeli aggression, international 'silence' The foreign ministers of Arab nations attending a meeting on Iraq in Iran condemned Israel for its "increasing aggression against the Palestinian people" and attacked the "silence" of the international community.
07-08-06 - US Army sparks a fashion craze in militant Gaza "This is the new fashion in the market," says Shorah. "It's a show of force, because the US army is powerful. It's a symbol of strength and of our refusal to put down arms."
07-08-06 - Growing Calls for US to Step Into Mideast Mess Washington had also pressed its European partners in the so-called to Quartet to mute their criticism of Israeli actions
07-08-06 - Dozens of U.S. citizens leaving Gaza One U.S. citizen at the crossing, who gave her name as Haula Luzan, said she and her three children had been frightened by the sound of shelling and stun grenades. "It's very bad. People are scared from the bombings ... sound bombs at night," she said. "That's what made us go out."
07-08-06 - Anti-Americanism Made in U.S. Why should and how could a ?human rights? forum be ?even-handed? between an occupying power and a people under occupation, a violator of human rights and those whose rights are violated, an overwhelmingly crushing military power and civilian population, an invading army and civilian defenders with their meagre, primitive and home-made arms, or between state and individual terrorism? Because we're dealing with a people that believe in the supremacy of their ideology. They feel themselves above the law. Or so it would seem.
07-08-06 - Golani chief: Soldier most likely killed by friendly fire
07-08-06 - ISESCO condemns Israeli archaeological excavations at Al-Aqsa Mosque
07-08-06 - Christian Churches in Jerusalem: Stop the violence and pursue a just peace!
07-08-06 - 2nd Anniversary of the ICJ Ruling and the Israeli Supreme Court
07-08-06 - Are Israeli lives worth more than Palestinian? Furthermore, the media is continuing to portray the current crisis as being triggered by the kidnapping, which is not the case.
07-08-06 - Palestinian, Israeli backers stage LA rallies over Gaza fighting
07-08-06 - Palestine Group Says NZ Government Wrong
07-08-06 - Twisting the truth the Israeli government is doing its best to portray its response to the kidnapping and the continued Qassam rocket attacks from Gaza as measured and not meant to harm the broader Palestinian population. But this, too, is an absurd twisting of the truth.
07-08-06 - Dublin rally to protest at Israeli offensive in Gaza
07-08-06 - ABC NEWS OMITS Mention of AMERICA and ISRAEL The question is why the AP chops off the end of the sentence that mentions Israel. Many news outlets rely on the AP and end up with reports that omit what AP omits. Scroll down a little to read this story. Why else would AP omit that? They are a pro-Israeli outfit - and it's no coincidence since mainstream American news channels, newspapers, etc rely mostly on the AP for their news wire needs.
07-08-06 - Palestinian troupe aims to entertain, enlighten
07-07-06 - Israel kills 7 in Gaza Among Friday's violence in which medics said militants and civilians were killed, an air strike in northern Gaza killed two gunmen. The army said it had targeted armed men. Naturally. "At least 38 Palestinians, the majority of them militants, have been killed"- doubtful.
07-07-06 - Israel 'launches new Gaza strike' Troops backed by helicopters clashed with Palestinian gunmen near the main Karni commercial crossing. Several Palestinians were reported wounded.
07-07-06 - Israel presses Gaza assault, 31 killed An 11-year-old boy died Friday of wounds sustained in an Israeli shooting a day earlier near Beit Hanun in northern Gaza, medics said.
07-07-06 - 24 killed as Israel steps up Gaza assault "I expect the United States to use their veto, but I hope this won't be necessary because a lot of countries, particularly the Europeans, have told us that they cannot accept the text of this resolution," Israel's representative to the UN, Dan Gillerman, told public radio. The US is being used as dupe and fall guy for the war crimes committed by Israel, as usual.
07-07-06 - UN agency calls for humanitarian corridor to Gaza Strip The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has called for a humanitarian corridor to be established to enable food deliveries to the Gaza Strip whatever the military situation there.
07-07-06 - Rights group slams 'economic sanctions' against Palestinians "As the Occupying Power in the West Bank and Gaza, Israel bears the responsibility for the welfare of the Palestinian population,"
07-07-06 - Analysis: Health care crisis in Palestine Military checkpoints have also taken a toll; sixty-one women have given birth at checkpoints, resulting in 36 newborn deaths.
07-07-06 - Israeli soldier alive, says Hamas
07-07-06 - Israel has edge over U.S. in urban combat "They know they have to be prepared for the worse," he said in an interview. "They rely on heavily on armor and don't dismount anyone until they know the area is secure with tanks, large infantry carriers with tracks." Israel avoids casualties by staying in armored vehicles and by firing on EVERYONE. They don't care if they kill civilians - therein lies the difference between the US Army and that of Israel. And this despite the fact that Israelis trained our guys at Fort Bragg. US troops are sitting ducks in Iraq for every two-bit terrorist on the planet - and why? Whose war is this?
07-07-06 - Iran president criticizes Israeli offensive Iran's hard-line president warned Friday that Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip could set off an "explosion" in the Islamic world against Israel and its supporters.
07-07-06 - Some Palestinian govt workers to get partial wages
07-07-06 - Middle East: Commission allocates ?34 million in humanitarian aid to vulnerable Palestinian populations in the West Bank and Gaza and in Lebanon
07-07-06 - Call for international investigation of Gaza strikes Amnesty International today called for the establishment of an international investigation to examine the circumstances in which scores of Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip in recent months.
07-07-06 - Israel suggests release if soldier freed Dichter said Israel could free some Palestinian prisoners as a goodwill gesture after Shalit is released and Hamas stops rocket attacks on Israel.
07-07-06 - Why It Rains: Hamas holding "Israeli" gas reserves hostage
07-07-06 - Israel hopes Koizumi to serve as mediator with Palestinians He will also pay an official visit to Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial World leaders aren't allowed to visit Israel without the customary trip to the Holocaust memorial - thereby perpetuating Israel's exploitation of the victims thereof for its own political purposes.
07-07-06 - Rightists plan to resettle north Gaza "This is a great opportunity to raise the demand to return to the settlements," one activist said. They plan to pass the list on to the IDF and demand that they be permitted to resettle the area.
07-07-06 - Profiting from the Occupation - The Corporate Interests Fueling Conflict in Palestine Despite the centrality of the settlements as an obstacle to peace, supermarkets like Tesco and Waitrose still stock products grown or manufactured in West Bank settlements, labelling them as 'Made in Israel'. Although EU law requires settlement produce to be labelled for customs purposes, so as not to apply preferential tariffs to them, this information is not passed onto the customer, so settlement produce ends up mixed in with other Israeli fruit, vegetables and herbs. IN America, the only nation that Americans are legally prohibited from boycotting is? Israel. We would never have labels on food specifying whether it came from the Israeli-occupied territories or not.
07-07-06 - Gaza invasion conspicuously lacks ?exit strategy? you'll find that the timeline for the escalation of violence begins with the 'kidnapping' of Gilad, NOT the massacre of a family of eight on a beach and three Palestinian children a week later.
07-07-06 - Iran says Israel exploiting World Cup fever to hit Gaza A leading hardline Iranian cleric has accused Israel of exploiting international public attention on the World Cup in order to commit "dastardly deeds" in the Gaza Strip
07-07-06 - Funerals don't deter Gaza youth He said Mohammed was killed in an Israeli missile strike on a house that also killed three others and wounded seven. "They were all civilians in the street," he said The burden is not on Palestinians to keep civilians off of PALESTINIAN streets when the IDF INVADES their towns and cities. The burden is on ISRAEL to stick to the rules of engagement.
07-07-06 - Most Israelis want Hamas leaders assassinated: poll The vast majority of Israelis believe the Jewish state should assassinate leaders of the governing Palestinian movement Hamas in response to the crisis in Gaza, a newspaper poll published on Friday showed.
07-07-06 - Israeli army in for the long haul in Gaza Strip there are indications of a wider agenda to bury the Hamas-led government. Israel has detained eight Hamas cabinet members and 20 of its MPs, and targeted government infrastructure, including missile attacks on the offices of the prime minister and interior ministry.
07-07-06 - Difficult days for Gaza residents
07-07-06 - Arab leaders may hold key to Gaza calm Stuart Tuttle, the spokesman of the US Embassy in Tel Aviv. "We put the blame on the group that caused the raid and the kidnapping, and secondly, on the Hamas government for not taking on its responsibility to prevent terrorism, rather than helping precipitate these events."
No mention by US officials about the slew of civilians killed by Israel in the weeks prior to this event.
07-07-06 - The agony of Gaza there can be no justification for Israel's collective punishment of at least half of the civilian population in Gaza The Boston Globe will soon be lionized by pro-Israeli 'media watchdogs', I'm sure.
07-07-06 - APN calls on Bush to intervene in Gaza Americans for Peace Now called on President Bush to take "urgent and meaningful steps" to end the crisis in the Gaza Strip.
07-07-06 - Israel to allow Palestinians into Gaza Israel will allow thousands of Palestinians stranded in Egypt to enter the Gaza Strip through an Israeli crossing.
07-07-06 - U.S. silence about Israeli raid: A sign of friendship or weakness? The U.S. response has been to call on both sides to show restraint ? and to make clear that, in U.S. eyes, the party failing to do so is the Palestinians. ...Daniel Fried, the assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, told Zaman that Israel's incursions were conducted with a high regard for civilian life. Complete BS. This article goes on describing the kowtowing of American officials to Israel, but yet somehow this still is not to the author's liking. Somehow, it has become OUR job to secure the release of the soldier.
07-07-06 - Palestine-Israel hostage crisis can end peacefully "Attempting to resolve the crisis through military attacks will never work," said Sun, who has acted as China's Middle East envoy since April.
07-07-06 - Defensively, U.S. should be more like Israel By Caspar W. Weinberger, Jr. Yeh that's it. That's sure to win over the hearts and minds of the Arab world and beyond. Let's lob shells at folks on the beach. Or how about some American-only settlements in Iraq, hmm? Let's wall off a few dunams for some American 'settlers'. Mmm k.
07-07-06 - EU condemns Israeli Gaza incursions "The EU condemns the loss of lives caused by disproportionate use of force by the Israeli defence forces and the humanitarian crisis it has aggravated,"
07-07-06 - Basque and Bil'in Forces Keep the Beat
07-07-06 - Mearsheimer-Walt: The Paper That Won't Die
07-06-06 - Gaza sees bloodiest day of raids Twenty-two Palestinians and an Israeli have reportedly been killed in the bloodiest day of violence since Israel pushed into the Gaza Strip
07-06-06 - Israel pushes deep into Gaza territory Witnesses and medics said six Palestinian civilians died in one of the deadliest strikes on Thursday
07-06-06 - Nine injured in an army shelling targeting Palestinian navy post in Al Sodaniah area north of Gaza
07-06-06 - Palestinian death toll rises as Israel pushes into Gaza one civilian who was killed was Mohammed al-Atta, 25. His uncle, Abdul Ahmed al-Atta, 34, a taxi driver, said he had been at home with his nephew, wife and children when a tank fired at the house. Mr Atta, his shirt caked with blood from carrying his nephew to the ambulance, said: "They targeted our house; there was shooting and then I saw my nephew on the ground. There was a tank 100 metres away. We are civilians and there was no resistance in the area at the time."
07-06-06 - Q&A with John McCain If Iran somehow had a freely elected democratic candidate (who did not say they were against the state of Israel,) I would not be nearly alarmed as I am According to McCain, Iran is OUR PROBLEM because it threatens ISRAEL.
07-06-06 - Urgent appeal from Caritas and churches in Gaza Fr Manuel Musallam is the parish priest at the Latin Convent in Gaza. He said: "The people in Gaza are suffering unbelievably. They are hungry, thirsty, have no electricity, no clean water and they are suffering constant bombardments and sonic booms from low flying aircraft.
07-06-06 - West Bank Catholic priest documents life restricted by Israeli checkpoints, fence Father Aridah said that since 2001 34 Christian families had left Aboud, whose population consists of about 1,000 Christians and 1,200 Muslims. "I fear some of my parishioners will leave the Holy Land entirely if they cannot support their families."
07-06-06 - Qatar resolution condemns Israel offensive The draft faced immediate opposition from the United States and France, which called it unbalanced in its criticism of Israel. France's ambassador said he would offer changes, but U.S. Ambassador John Bolton suggested that Washington opposed the resolution entirely. John Bolton gives the green light for Israel's war crimes in the Palestinian territories. How are AMERICA's interests being represented here?
07-06-06 - Palestinian PM slams 'collective punishment'
07-06-06 - Pro-Israel activists conduct lobbying mission Activists from the Zionist Organization of America lobbied legislators to take action against the Palestinian Authority, Saudi Arabia and Iran.
07-06-06 - UN urges Israel halt 'violations' The UN Human Rights Council has passed a resolution demanding a halt to Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip.
07-06-06 - Japan Donates $3.3 Million to UNICEF for Palestinian Child and Women's Health
07-06-06 - $10 Million in Pharmaceuticals, Medicines Arrive in Gaza; ANERA Provides Vital Aid to Hospitals, Clinics, People Living in Gaza Strip
07-06-06 - Biblical lamentations as Gaza descends into disaster "If you wish to really understand what is taking place in the Gaza Strip, please open your Bible and read the Lamentations of Jeremiah. This is what we are all living. People are crying, hungry, thirsty and desperate,"
07-06-06 - Israeli offensive grounds Gaza fishermen It has also stranded about 3,000 Palestinian fisherman on shore for 10 days, costing the local economy $250,000 in losses, said Tarek Saker, director general of fisheries at the Palestinian Agriculture Ministry.
07-06-06 - Gaza voices: Beit Lahiya besieged I counted 30 tanks moving in overnight, divided into two groups. They were covered by helicopters. They killed two civilians this morning
07-06-06 - Chicago museum, Iran fight U.S. court The University of Chicago and the government of Iran have come together in a rare alliance against a U.S. court ruling that aims to compensate victims of a 1997 Jerusalem bombing by auctioning off a rare collection of Persian tablets.
07-06-06 - From the eye of the storm its steadfastness inspires people, like me, to hold on and remain sane until the next unannounced breaking of F-16 hell, the humming of Apache helicopters and heavy artillery. It reminds me how difficult it must have been for people who had their orchards uprooted by the Israeli army in previous years in Gaza. Now it seems the army is back to uproot an entire population.
07-06-06 - Are Israel's actions in Gaza 'war crimes'? the US is deliberately ignoring what Israel is doing, which is especially important in light of the US Supreme Court ruling last week in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld which found that the Geneva Conventions are "indisputably part of the customary international law."
07-06-06 - UN sending rights' mission to Palestinian territories But it was not clear whether Israel -- whose forces on Thursday sharply stepped up their offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza -- would break with tradition and allow in the rights investigators
07-06-06 - Israel Fears High Price for US Strike on Iran As the Iranian nuclear standoff has taken its turns and twists, the initial Israeli calculation of either forcing an Iranian capitulation through U.S. political and economic pressure, or ? if worse came to worst ? by eliminating the program through clean and surgical military strikes, have all proven to be pipe-dreams, primarily due to the disastrous consequences of the Iraq war.
07-06-06 - Palestinians occupy Jewish settler home Three families, or around 15 people, from the village of Bilin occupied the home currently under construction in Modiin Ilit, built on their village land The operative words here are "built on their village land"
07-06-06 - Canada rejects UN council's censure of Israel Canada voted against a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution Thursday that condemns Israel's actions in the Gaza Strip and dispatches a fact-finding team to the region. Terry Cormier, Canada's representative on the 47-member council, said Canada voted against the resolution because it did not provide a balanced perspective on events in Gaza. Canada once again demonstrates that it has become the newest Israeli-occupied territory thanks to its pro-Israeli lobby.
07-06-06 - Don't blame Hamas Israel's violations of the 1993 Oslo agreement and the road map include: confiscating Palestinian land and water resources, illegally expanding settlements and building a "separation" wall, mostly on Palestinian land. These Israeli acts also violate the Fourth Geneva Convention, which governs Israel's actions in the occupied territories. Israel is pushing West Bank Palestinians into the equivalent of Bantustans, or reservations.
07-06-06 - Israel uses "disproportionate" force in Gaza-Italy Israel's army is using "disproportionate" force to secure the release of a captured Israeli soldier in Gaza, Italy's foreign minister said on Thursday.
07-06-06 - Police toughening stance against ISM before planned fence protests The Israel Police is taking a tough stance against the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), which is planning a series of protests against the separation fence over the next month
07-06-06 - Report doubts cops' version of shooting According to police, the officer shot Ghanem after the latter had attempted to run him over or stab him, but photographs taken during the incident seem to indicate Ghanem could not possibly have hit the officer
07-06-06 - Israel's Gaza Offensive But Israel's offensive did not start last week. The three-month-old Israeli government is responsible for the killing eighty or more Palestinians, some of whom were children, in attacks aimed at carrying out illegal extrajudicial assassinations and other punishments
07-06-06 - Report: Assad sought soldier's release
07-06-06 - West Bank loses its vineyard to Israeli wall The vineyard workers are Palestinian, from the town of Beit Jala, near Bethlehem, and the Italian priests are residents of the Salesian monastery of Cremisan there. Together they have been making wine since 1885, in what is now the West Bank's only winery.
07-06-06 - Swiss satisfied with UN resolution on Israel By a vote of 29 to 11 with five abstentions, the council approved a resolution decrying Israel's actions as a breach of international humanitarian law.
07-06-06 - Middle East Regional Programmes Annual Appeal No. MAA81001 Programme Update No.1
07-06-06 - Condemnation of Israeli violation of Syrian airspace deleted from new Arab The Arab group at the UN on Thursday weakened its draft resolution on Israel's recent incursion in Gaza by dropping its condemnation of Israel for violating Syria's airspace, offering instead a milder language in order to win more positive votes.
07-06-06 - Palestinians, leftists evacuated from disputed settlement edifice Border Police forces evacuated left-wing activists and three Palestinian families from the West Bank village of Bil'in who occupied a building Thursday in the Matityahu East neighborhood of the Jewish settlement of Upper Modi'in.
07-06-06 - Israel's experiment in human despair
07-06-06 - U.S. Jewish-Turkish meeting tense Representatives of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, United Jewish Communities, Jewish Council for Public Affairs, B?nai B?rith International, Anti-Defamation League and American Jewish Committee took part in the meeting.
07-06-06 - Official: Whoever orders attacks on IDF is target
07-06-06 - Israel forces arrest eight Palestinians in Tulkarem
07-06-06 - Soldier's father in release plea
07-06-06 - Israelis Denounce Attack on Gaza Not all Jews support the policies of the Israeli government - never forget.
07-06-06 - British Jews criticise Gaza raids Some 300 British Jews have signed a petition condemning Israel's military actions in the Gaza Strip
07-06-06 - India demands end of Israeli military action India joined 28 countries at the UN Human Rights Council to demand an end to military action by Israel in Palestinian areas and agreed to send urgently a fact-finding mission to the area to assess the ground situation
07-06-06 - Annan urges Israelis, Palestinians to 'step back'
07-06-06 - U.S. Seen Backing Israeli Moves To Topple Hamas Support for Israel's policies is not in AMERICA'S BEST INTERESTS. Our officials, despite this, continue to support these policies.
07-06-06 - Watching Gaza: "The Genovese Syndrom" Israel is getting away with murder and the world is letting it happen.
07-06-06 - NPR audio link: Researchers Say U.S. Policy Influenced by Israel "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy" is a controversial paper written by John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, professors at the University of Chicago and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. They talk to Steve Inskeep about their view of the influence Israel exerts on Washington. It's a view disputed by many. 'It's a view disputed by many' - disputed by, not surprisingly, the pro-Israelis. This is a great interview ( ~7 minute runtime) with these two professors. They lay it out for you pretty concisely. These brave men are the good guys.
07-06-06 - Dershowitz Contradicts Himself on the Power of the Israel Lobby
07-06-06 - Electronic Intifada - Appeal for Support Support this valuable website.
07-06-06 - Israeli Black Panthers support the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
07-06-06 - N.America, France set to lead immigration to Israel Israel's government places great significance on immigration amid concerns that without an influx of foreign Jews the country's Arab minority, which has a far higher birth rate, could eventually outnumber the Jewish population.
07-06-06 - Pro-Palestinians rally in Mtl.
07-06-06 - U.S. faces grim choices Second, it is urgent to revise our approach to the over-arching problem in the Middle East? the continuing problem of Palestine that infects everything else and most inflames the rampant frustration and anger among Muslims. This means ending our pussyfooting timidity about facing down the expansionist minority in Israel and their U.S. amen corner, both Jewish and Evangelical. Let me say it straight: This tail has wagged the dog now for decades and has had much the upper hand since Rabin's assassination...Ronald I Spiers of South Londonderry is a retired U.S. foreign service officer who served as ambassador to Turkey, Pakistan and the Bahamas.
07-06-06 - Local rally protests U.S. funding of Israel, airstrikes in Gaza Trudy Bond, 53, a Toledo psychologist who was holding up a Palestinian flag, said she was against Israel's "cutting off electricity and water to a million people, bombing bridges, and taking war machines to Palestine where people have only sandbags and barbed wire to protect themselves."
07-06-06 - We don?t all want to follow the tactics of America and Israel Second letter, by Rev. Nugent.
07-05-06 - Deadly explosions rock Gaza beach The attack early on Thursday killed a Hamas fighter and a policeman, and wounded six officers from the Palestinian coastal police, four seriously.
07-05-06 - First Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council: Situation of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories As the UN Human Rights Council (the Council) convenes in its first ever Special Session to consider the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Amnesty International today reiterated its call on the UN to assemble and deploy a team of authoritative international experts to Israel and the Occupied Territories, with a mandate to carry out an independent and thorough investigation into the deteriorating human rights situation in the Gaza Strip
07-05-06 - Israel tanks forge deeper into Gaza as crisis spirals Earlier in the same area, a police officer and another member of the Hamas armed wing were killed by an Israeli shell. Seven Palestinian police were injured in that incident, three of them seriously. One later succumbed to his wounds.
07-05-06 - Europe's response to the siege of Gaza is shameful The Palestinians kill two soldiers and take one prisoner and, in response, power stations are blown up, sewage and water systems grind to a halt, bridges are destroyed, sonic booms terrify children day and night, and all this is inflicted on a hungry people who are under siege in what is effectively a huge open prison. The EU's response? Vague expressions of "concern" and calls for "restraint".
07-05-06 - Rice says Hamas responsible for "root cause" of Israeli-Palestinian tension Rice does not mention the attacks on Palestinian civilians that were the sole reason for Hamas' subsequent abduction of the Israeli soldier. But that's what one could come to expect from a government that's under the influence of a foreign nation.
07-05-06 - Hamas fired new rocket from old Israeli settlement Palestinian militants who fired a rocket deeper into Israel than ever before launched it from land that Israeli settlers had occupied until last year, witnesses said on Wednesday.
07-05-06 - Hamas ready to compromise if Israel swaps prisoners Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal also said at a meeting with a visiting Turkish official that Hamas was ready to resist an all-out Israeli attack on the Gaza strip but preferred a deal to end the crisis, the sources told Reuters.
07-05-06 - Ministry admits 'blacklist' of Palestinians who left West Bank during Six-Day War The government maintains a "blacklist" of Palestinians who left the territories during the 1967 Six Day War, and have since been barred from coming back, lest they sue for the return of their land, the Defense Ministry admitted for the first time yesterday. The property has been used to establish settlements and military bases in the Jordan Valley. More land theft by Israel.
07-05-06 - Palestinian families pay high price as Israel warns of marathon stand-off The women were close to hysteria. They had tried to return to their homes which they fled after the Israelis rolled into southern Gaza to get food and clothing for their children. But the soldiers were unimpressed by their white flags and fired shots to force them back, they said.
07-05-06 - UN envoy attacks Israel over Gaza Israel was violating in Gaza the "most fundamental norms of humanitarian law and human rights law", UN envoy John Dugard told the special session....Mr Dugard, the keynote UN speaker, told the session that Israel's conduct was "morally indefensible". ....he said that Israel's military action was a "disproportionate use of force against civilians".
07-05-06 - Erekat urges quartet to intervene to prevent situation deterioration
07-05-06 - Israel closes Bethlehem to Jerusalem Palestinians The Israeli army has issued orders to close the 'Bethlehem Terminal' to Palestinians living in East Jerusalem. This has been in practice for many months, and has now become army policy following recent orders by Major General Yair Naveh, Head of IDF Central Command.
07-05-06 - Teenager wounded Witnesses said that the 16-year-old Palestinian was throwing stones at passing Israeli troops near the Askar refugee camp in Nablus when soldiers fired at him
07-05-06 - UN: Gaza children wetting their beds Palestinian medical sources, as well as the Physicians for Human Rights organization, reported that Israel was preventing many patients from leaving to the West Bank, into Israel and Egypt. The patients are mainly people who suffered from heart attacks and leukemia and other patients in need of urgent surgery.
07-05-06 - Israeli soldier kept in Gaza bunker: report
07-05-06 - Gaza 'in fear' after Israeli incursion After enduring a week of violence and uncertainty, Christian Aid partners have spoken out about the looming crisis in the Gaza Strip.
07-05-06 - Kuwait allocates 45 million for Palestinians
07-05-06 - At Tuwani Update: 18-27 June 2006 The morning grazing and watering occurred without incident, but on the
journey back to Mufakara two settlers approached the shepherds and told them
the land was forbidden to them. The shepherds continued home. Twenty
minutes later a police vehicle, with the two settlers inside, approached the
group and told them they were leaving a forbidden area
07-05-06 - High street companies accused of complicity in Israeli war crimes Israel?s actions have been identified as war crimes under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, as well as being in contravention of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Yet the UK has done nothing to bring Israel to account for its actions, or to stop British companies from supporting the Occupation.
07-05-06 - Settlers set fire to olive orchards in a Hebron neighborhood
07-05-06 - Palestinian candle drive hopes to light up Gaza Palestinians in the West Bank began collecting candles on Wednesday to help light up the Gaza Strip after an Israeli air strike knocked out the power supply for hundreds of thousands of residents.
07-05-06 - UNRWA: No Stored Quantities Anymore in Gaza Strip He added that UNRWA had 8,000 tons of food, or some 410 containers, waiting in the Israeli port of Ashdod because since 4 June, and Israel was not allowing containers to enter Gaza.
07-05-06 - Lieberman?s support for Iraq war creates dilemma for Jewish backers "If you consider yourself first and foremost part of the pro-Israel community, you will stick with Joe Lieberman," said Grossman, who also is a past president of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. The problem with this article is the fact that the reasons for the pro-Israeli turnabout in opinion on Iraq are not mentioned. Since the war on Iraq was not the 'cakewalk' as promised by neocons such as Wolfowitz, they purport to no longer support it. The fact is pro-Israeli groups were vociferously pushing the attack on Iraq during the months prior to it.
07-05-06 - OIC calls for pressure on Israel to end attacks The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has called on the international community to "intervene urgently" to bring an end to Israeli attacks on Palestinians, a statement said
07-05-06 - West Bank militants rattle sabres over Gaza Palestinian radicals are rattling their sabres in Nablus, one of the most volatile cities in the West Bank, threatening to unleash untold violence if Israel moves deeper into Gaza.
07-05-06 - World Jewish Congress: New Human Rights Council Jeopardizes 'Moral Legitimacy' With One-Sided Condemnation of Israel "It is shameful that, as thousands continue to die in Darfur and millions languish under oppression worldwide, Israel has once again become the decoy of choice for regimes seeking to shield themselves from international scrutiny," said Shai Franklin, WJC Director of International Organizations. Pointing to the crimes committed in other nations never excuses another nation of the crimes that it has committed - a concept that pro-Israelis can't seem to grasp.
07-05-06 - Egypt Islamists call on Arabs to expel Israeli envoys Egypt's opposition Muslim Brotherhood has joined leftist opposition groups in calling on Arab countries to expel their Israeli ambassadors and to boycott Israeli goods, the Islamist group's website said.
07-05-06 - Muted reaction to Gaza offensive highlights shift in EU Mideast policy The EU's tilt toward the Jewish state was highlighted after Israel's attacks on infrastructure targets in the Gaza Strip. Normally such strikes elicit stinging rebukes, but this time they brought only limp appeals to both sides to resolve the crisis through diplomacy....In the past, the EU has demanded that Israel repay the EU for damage caused to infrastructure that is often financed with European money, but there was no mention of that this time...."Europe is now following the U.S. policy of being passive toward Israeli actions,"
07-05-06 - Synagogues Speak Out Against Wiretapping, Torture Officials at the Anti-Defamation League, American Jewish Committee and American Jewish Congress, on the other hand, have been silent on the wiretapping program and generally less confrontational when offering any critique of the administration on the torture issue.......In recent years, and especially since the September 11 attacks, the ADL, AJCommittee and AJCongress have increasingly focused their advocacy efforts on the defense of Israel When has this NOT been the case?
07-05-06 - Holy Land: daily life in Gaza becoming intolerable Since Israeli war planes bombed and destroyed Gaza's only power plant, as part of their efforts to rescue a kidnapped soldier - life for the 1.3 million people living without electricity or water is becoming increasingly difficult, with the threat of widespread disease just days away. Dr Virginia Tilley has written a graphic account of conditions there. An extract follows.
07-05-06 - The hospitality sector in Bethlehem calls upon the Church Leaders We, the hotel owners and employees in Bethlehem call upon the Church leaders and Church related
organizations to call upon their international contacts, friends and faithful believers to insist to an overnight in Bethlehem during their tour and we promise them the best of Palestinian hospitality.
07-05-06 - Israel court hears fence route objections
07-05-06 - Widespread illegal experiments at Meir Hospital Professor Mordechai Ravid and five other doctors and interns at Meir Hospital in Kfar Sava conducted an illegal medical experiment on some 60 women - most of whom were Arab - with diabetes, aged 45 to 70, between 2001 and 2003.
07-05-06 - Lone Palestinian farmer battles settlement over land Sabri Agrayeb is not enjoying peace and quiet in his old age. Not only is the 67-year-old Palestinian farmer's home surrounded on three of four sides by a chain-link fence, but his neighbors from the settlement of Givon Hahadasha on the other side of the fence want the IDF to throw him out of his home.
07-05-06 - Hebron update: 16-24 June 2006
07-05-06 - D.C. Showdown Expected on Hamas Bill The House version was initiated, strongly supported and - according to congressional insiders - drafted by the by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
07-05-06 - On the main findings of the impact of the Wall and its associated regime on the forced displacement of the Palestinians in Jerusalem
07-05-06 - U.S. thanks Turkey for hostage intervention "What Turkey did that was very helpful is to go to Damascus and to say to the Syrians they need to use all of their leverage to help this take place," Condoleezza Rice How is this our problem?
07-05-06 - US Army sparks a fashion craze in militant Gaza "This is the new fashion in the market," says Shorah. "It's a show of force, because the US army is powerful. It's a symbol of strength and of our refusal to put down arms."
07-05-06 - IDF raises alert on Syrian border The IDF has raised the level of alert along the northern border with Syria out of fear that President Bashar Assad would launch a strike against Israel in response to a recent IAF buzz of his palace.
07-05-06 - Mazin Qumsiyeh, a Palestinian living in the Diaspora, returns home & takes notes on environmental impact of Wall in Beit Sahour A brief diary of Palestine
07-05-06 - Israel's path to self-destruction Americans better wakeup before its too late. Israel is headed off a cliff and taking America along for the ride.
07-05-06 - Hillary May Be Presidential Material, After All - On Iraq and Israel, she's a perfect neocon The senator's comments seem as if they were taken word-for-word from an AIPAC position paper. They may well have been. In May 2005, Sen. Clinton spoke at an AIPAC conference where she praised the bonds between Israel and the United States
07-05-06 - From 2004: A Warning To Those Who Dare Criticize Israel In The US Come again? If you or I suggest--or, indeed, if poor wee Mary suggests--that the Palestinians are getting a raw deal under Israeli occupation, then we are "anti-Semitic"....Even the Malaprops of American English are now on their knees to those who will censor critics of Israel's Middle East policy off the air.
07-04-06 - The Fourth of July - America's Independence Day Americans should see to it that their foreign policy does not result in the denial of liberty and justice for other peoples.
07-04-06 - Israel authorises army to step up Gaza operation In other attacks early today, Israeli aircraft fired missiles at a Hamas camp in southern Gaza and a Hamas-affiliated school in Gaza City, and shelled open areas in the north. A 13-year-old boy was seriously wounded in the head by shrapnel, Palestinian medical officials said.
07-04-06 - Israeli troops kill Palestinian as he plants explosives meant for soldiers
07-04-06 - Israeli planes strike Palestinian interior ministry in Gaza A medical source said that four people were injured in the attack on the interior ministry which was also hit by an Israel air strike last week, which set the building ablaze.
07-04-06 - Human Rights Council special session on Palestine
07-04-06 - Army attacks a non-violent demonstration in Hebron, several protestors wounded
07-04-06 - Dozens of medical patients and hundreds of Gaza Strip residents suffering harsh humanitarian conditions due to the closure of Rafah international crossing point more than 400 Palestinians, mostly medical patients, are stuck in the waiting lounge at the Egyptian side of Rafah Crossing. They are enduring extremely difficult conditions due to the hot weather and lack of adequate services and facilities, especially for medical patients
07-04-06 - Olmert issues veiled threat against Syria He told the audience he has ordered the army to push forward with efforts "to strike terrorists and those who sent them and those who sponsor them," an apparent reference to Syria. "None of them will be immune."
07-04-06 - Arab League, Saudi Arabia transfer $100m to Palestinians
07-04-06 - Visiting US official evades querieson Mossad-backed terror network Committee chairman David Drier pointedly ignored repeated questions from reporters about the recently uncovered Mossad-linked terrorist group while speaking to the press after talks with Speaker Nabih Berri
07-04-06 - Palestinians end talks on Israeli hostage
07-04-06 - Palestine calls for emergency meeting of Arab foreign ministers
07-04-06 - Israel plans retaliation for rocket strike The home of Abdel Halim Abed on the fourth floor was completely gutted. The owner and his son were injured with shrapnel and, in their absence, relatives were removing their furniture and possessions. The airforce also hit a school in a suburb of Gaza City, destroying the wall and sending scores of desks into the crater.
07-04-06 - Palestinians say they won't kill soldier Many Palestinians say they do not wish Shalit to be harmed, but they back the demand to free some of the 9,000 Palestinian prisoners held by Israel.
07-04-06 - Appeal lodged against Israeli sonic booms in Gaza Physicians for Human Rights, the Israeli group behind the appeal, said in a statement: "The attacks on the Gaza Strip are redolent of revenge and an instilment of fear in the civilian population, both of which are clearly forbidden." ...."It is a non-lethal weapon that causes disorientation and confusion," said a senior military official. "It is better than entering with force and destroying houses." So they are DELIBERATELY terrorizing the civilian population.
07-04-06 - We will not kill Israeli soldier, say kidnappers Mrs Abu Amra, looking anxious and carrying a baby in her arms, said she was one of a group of eight families ordered out of their homes bordering the airport last Wednesday when Israeli forces took it over. Yesterday she and several other mothers went back, waving white flags made out of headscarves tied to branches, to try to retrieve clothes and food for their children. But they were prevented by warning fire from Israeli armoured units.
07-04-06 - Hamas Goes to the International Court of Justice
07-04-06 - Israeli soldier 'is still alive' "The Israeli government is trying to punish Hamas, but they are punishing all of the Palestinian people," Bowab said. "I support the peace process. I do business with Israelis and have Israeli friends. Why should I suffer?"
07-04-06 - Targeting Gaza?s Children with Sound Bombs
07-04-06 - Arab-Muslim bloc seeks UN censure of Israel on Gaza
07-04-06 - Syria untouched by outside pressures "We've been under pressure from Israel for more than 50 years and from the U.S. administration for more than 50 years," said Fayez Sayegh, director of state broadcasting. "We've become used to such threats."
07-04-06 - The Other Side of Palestine:Crime in the Valley The lack of international attention means the land grab in the Valley goes unnoticed, for despite being on the Jordanian side of Palestine, Israel has invested large sums of money making this area a permanent part of their state, and a permanent obstacle to the emergence of Palestine.
07-04-06 - From eggs to DHL, its tough for Gaza salesmen Yet for all the problems, a remarkable thing about Gaza, where 1.4 million people live in sometimes desperately cramped conditions, is the people's apparent resilience to hardship.
07-04-06 - Iran threatens action over US artefact ruling Iran is to take action against a US court ruling that could see a US museum forced to sell off ancient Persian artefacts to compensate victims of a Hamas bombing in Jerusalem.
07-04-06 - Olmert: No One Dies from not Having Electricity Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert cut electricity and water supplies to Gaza for the sake of one abducted Israeli soldier. Except for maybe those in the hospital.
07-04-06 - No swift solution to Gaza crisis Israel has tried to undermine that sentiment. It has put considerable pressure on the civilian population. The air force has knocked out nearly half of Gaza's electricity supply, and initially it cut all flows of food and fuel to the territory. But the mood here only seemed to harden in Hamas's favour.
07-04-06 - Emergency Protest in Solidarity with the Palestinian People
07-04-06 - Prisoner swap an emotive issue for Palestinians Since Palestinian militants captured an Israeli soldier 10 days ago, Mahmoud Murib has prayed the Jewish state will meet the captors' demands to free prisoners, including his 15-year-old son.
07-04-06 - Israel warns of "long war"
07-04-06 - Palestinian Ambassador To Turkey Marouf: We Expect More Support From Turkey
07-04-06 - Business hopes dashed When Israel left the Gaza Strip last year, Palestinian businessmen dreamed of new investments, humming factories and an economic revival
07-04-06 - Mauritanian women march in support of Palestinians More than 10,000 Mauritanians, many of them women, marched in the capital Nouakchott on Tuesday in support of Palestinians after the latest Israeli attacks in Gaza, witnesses and officials said.
07-04-06 - Top US Law Professor condemns Israeli violation of International Law over Gaza
07-04-06 - Emile E. Lahoud: 'The Israeli enemy is trying to destabilize Lebanon' I'm not a security expert, but it's clear that only Israel possesses the techniques used in these operations.
07-04-06 - Israeli army detains West Bank Hamas spokesman
07-04-06 - Palestinian group accuses security services of helping Israel in snatching militants The Palestinian leftist Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) accused the Palestinian security services on Tuesday of helping the Israeli army in arresting its three militants suspected of killing a Jewish settler.
07-04-06 - Italian government criticised by Jewish leaders Italian Jews have asked the government led by Romano Prodi for a ?clear standpoint? on the risks of renewed anti-Semitism, which they say "is prevented by the position of equidistance in the Israel-Palestinian conflict"....When speaking about secularity, Morpurgo mentioned the example of public school: "We ask to go beyond this prehistoric reality that is the teaching of Catholic religion."
07-04-06 - Planned gay pride march sparks ire in conservative Jerusalem Jewish and Arab MPs in Jerusalem are often at odds, but they joined forces this week in protest at a common enemy -- a massive gay pride rally which they fear will tarnish the reputation of their ancient holy city.
07-04-06 - EDITORIAL: Is it anti-Israel or anti-Semitic? torontosun.com = pro-Israeli mouthpiece.
07-04-06 - Palestinian artist died
07-04-06 - Letter: History and Palestinians
07-04-06 - Open Letter: ABC Nightline Biased Toward Israel
07-03-06 - America needs another Independence Day
07-03-06 - Israeli airstrike kills one in Gaza - security An Israeli aircraft fired a missile into the northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, killing one person and wounding two, Palestinian security sources said.
07-03-06 - Iran President slams UN over Mideast violence Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has slammed the United Nations for its slowness to act against violence in the Palestinian territories that followed the abduction of an Israeli soldier by Palestinian militants.
07-03-06 - Israel rejects soldier deadline
07-03-06 - Gaza families count the cost of Israeli siege On top of the house where Sadiqa Mughari, 66, her 78-year-old husband Rajab, their six sons and 48 grandchildren are all crammed in together, the black plastic water tanks have run dry.
07-03-06 - Israeli soldier's fate unknown as deadline passes
07-03-06 - Syria will move on crisis only if Israel holds fire
07-03-06 - Switzerland decries Gaza campaign Neutral Switzerland does not often venture into political controversy. But this statement is likely to cause some irritation in Israel and the United States.
07-03-06 - Israeli troops seize two from West Bank police post Israeli forces entered a police station in the West Bank city of Ramallah seizing two Palestinians suspected of involvement in killing a Jewish settler last week, according to residents.
07-03-06 - Palestinian cabinet urges militants to spare soldier
07-03-06 - Palestinians urge UN to stop Israel US Ambassador John Bolton is against another council meeting, saying the body had debated the crisis on Friday "and as of now, we don't see a point in meeting further." John Bolton - Israel's new ambassador to the UN.
07-03-06 - Health fears mount in Gaza - Power shortage may lead to crisis Since a US agency, the Overseas Private Investment Corp. , insures the plant for $48 million even for acts of war, US taxpayers could foot the bill.
A major stakeholder is Morganti, a Connecticut company launched by a Palestinian-born businessman. Rebuilding could be delayed under US laws preventing government money from aiding the Hamas government.
07-03-06 - Switzerland: Israel Violating Law in Gaza Switzerland accused Israel of violating international law in its Gaza offensive by inflicting heavy destruction and endangering civilians in acts of collective punishment banned under the Geneva Conventions.
07-03-06 - Russia vows to aid 'normalisation' in Gaza Strip crisis Unlike the West Russia does not consider Hamas a "terrorist" organization and several top Hamas leaders visited Moscow earlier this year at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin following the Hamas victory in Palestinian elections.
07-03-06 - Paletine gives Israel ultimatum: Free Palestinian prisoners
07-03-06 - Gaza trauma - What is the effect of endless air and shell bombardment on Palestinian children? * >>Watch the report
07-03-06 - Gaza voices: Monday Why is one Israeli worth more than thousands of Palestinians in Israeli jails? These people are fighting for their rights. This soldier came from France to fight Palestinians in Gaza......My sister returned from the US two weeks ago after finishing her masters. She says she's come from paradise to a prison.
07-03-06 - Pakistan to soon establish Israel ties Full diplomatic relations between Israel and Pakistan will be established in a short period of time, a group of Pakistani expatriates living in the US predicted last week during a visit to Jerusalem.
07-03-06 - Press warns Israel government
07-03-06 - Hamas parliament speaker slams Israeli 'stupidity' The speaker of the Hamas-dominated Palestinian parliament has condemned Israel's "stupidity" in arresting a third of the Hamas-led cabinet and rounding up Islamist MPs.
07-03-06 - Israel raids Hamas charities in West Bank
07-03-06 - Mubarak holds talks in Saudi on Mideast crisis Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak has arrived in Saudi Arabia for talks on the Israeli-Palestinian crisis in which Cairo is mediating.
07-03-06 - Indonesia may be ready to call off match against Israel "Seeing the current situation of military aggression by Israel attacks which are execrable and that the victims of its attacks are the civilian people of Palestine, we are reconsidering."
07-03-06 - Assad steps up support for Palestinians amid soldier crisis "Syria stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the Palestinian people in their crisis and faced with Israeli repression,"
07-03-06 - Palestinians fear the worst as Israel closes in on Gaza
07-03-06 - Palestinian poll: Faith in Hamas government is on the rise
07-03-06 - Terrorism in the Holy Land The first terrorist organizations in Palestine were Jewish or Arab? See if you can guess...
07-03-06 - Gaza destruction of property must stop
07-03-06 - Bedouin ask UN to help fight systemic discrimination in Israel The Bedouin sector is to submit a counter-report to the United Nations alongside the official state report on discrimination, as part of its demand that the international body help fight systemic discrimination against Bedouin in Israel.
07-03-06 - Israeli wall work destroying Bethlehem?s last forest
07-03-06 - Beit Ummar residents, internationals continue resistance to Israeli bulldozers
07-03-06 - U.S. envoy: Syria must arrest Meshaal John Bolton called on Syrian authorities to arrest Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal.
07-03-06 - Who Harasses the Christians? by Robert Novak The U.S. House of Representatives was pulled into this issue by Justus Reid Weiner, an Israeli lawyer with the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (headed by prominent hard-liner Dore Gold). Weiner, who long has blamed Christian misfortunes on the Palestinian Authority, contacted Ari Stein, a staffer in McCaul's congressional office. Stein in turn brought in Crowley, a prominent Democrat, through his staffer, Gregg Shelowitz.
07-03-06 - Interview: The View from Gaza City An insider's account of maneuvering through the various Palestinian factions amid the current crisis
07-03-06 - Iranian Jews oppose Gaza operation A statement published Sunday in the formal internet website of the Jewish community in Iran said that "the Jewish congregation in Iran censures the human rights violations of the Palestinians in the Gaza strip by the Zionists and is grieved by this occurrence."
07-03-06 - Mennonites concerned and active over Gaza The aid and development organization Mennonite Central Committee ? a North American peace church agency ? is closely monitoring the humanitarian consequences of the Israeli assault on Gaza, says the director of MCC's programme in the Middle East.
07-03-06 - Israeli military puts ordinary Gazans in a pinch "I don't like the government, but in these circumstances I will support it," said Areny, a member of Fatah, Hamas' rival. "I cannot stand with the Israelis against our people."
07-03-06 - Annan to Israel: Show restraint Kofi Annan called on Israel to refrain from attacks on Palestinian infrastructure and institutions.
07-03-06 - WCC Head Calls for 'Bold Action' to Halt Israel-Palestine Violence While Kobia recognized Israel's right "to ensure security for its citizens", he nevertheless called on the Israeli government "to refrain from using excessive military force and immediately open equitable negotiations to find a permanent solution through ending the illegal occupation and securing a just peace."
07-03-06 - Israeli escalation in Gaza 'unjustified': Jordan
07-03-06 - Press Gaggle by Tony Snow . We do not recognize the Hamas government, and also, we want to remind everybody that it is the responsibility of Hamas to return the Israeli soldier. That's how this all got started Sorry, Tony, that's NOT how this all started. Israel has been killing Palestinians -including civilians - for weeks if not months prior to the abduction of the soldier.
07-03-06 - Liberal Silence on Gaza It occurs to me watching the silence on the various liberal blogs that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the only subject about which liberals fear to comment.
07-03-06 - Arab legislators demonstrate in Israel Arab members of the Israeli parliament participated in a demonstration Monday calling for the release of recently detained Hamas leaders.
07-03-06 - A gift horse or a Trojan horse? Pro-Israel preacher goes a-lobbying "This organization is a sign of broad American support for the U.S.-Israel relationship," said Jennifer Cannata, a spokeswoman for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the pro-Israel lobby. ...."Let's understand, too, that the Israeli policy favored by CUFI and Pastor Hagee is rejected by people in Israel," Block said, referring to Hagee's opposition to withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. "Unlike AIPAC, it is not committed to supporting Israel's policies."
07-03-06 - Hundreds Rally for Palestine
07-03-06 - Palestinian health ministry accuses EU of interference He made the remarks after the EU sent letters to directors of hospitals in the Palestinian territories, asking them to provide public servants' information directly to the union so it could provide aid to them.
07-02-06 - Five Palestinians wounded in Israel hospital raid Five Palestinians were wounded, four lightly by rubber bullets and one moderately by live fire, after troops sought to disperse Palestinian stone throwers outside the hospital, medical and security sources said.
07-02-06 - Sonic Boom Damages Deaf Children Society's Facilities When Israeli warplanes caused massive sonic booms and nearby explosions in air strikes, the Palestinian NGO's building windows shattered. As a result, several deaf vocational trainees were injured from the shattered glass.
07-02-06 - Gaza: 'The children wake up screaming. I am worried it will damage them' The family is also coming to terms with the resumption of the deliberate sonic booms, or "bombs", generated by Israeli F-16s overflying Gaza, starting in the predawn hours. "The children wake up screaming and run into my room," he says. "Some of them understand that this is just a very loud noise, but Mai, my four-year-old daughter thinks it is a real bombardment. I am worried that it will affect them psychologically in the future."
This the intended effect; to terrorize the Palestinian people.
07-02-06 - Israel PM tells army to do 'everything' to free soldier
07-02-06 - Hamas armed wing threatens to resume attacks in Israel
07-02-06 - Israel ransacks homes in Gaza hotspot Israeli tanks withdrew from a spot of farm land in the southern Gaza Strip, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake after the fiercest clashes since Israel began its offensive.
07-02-06 - Israeli assault could displace 25,000 people - U.N. Israel displaced hundreds of thousands over a span of nearly 60 years, what's a few twenty thousand?
07-02-06 - Israel threatens to target Hamas leaders Mr Olmert said Israeli attacks on Gaza would end immediately the soldier was freed For how long? A week? The attacks are ongoing Israeli policy.
07-02-06 - Camp swelters with little power or water The UN estimates that about 130,000 Gazans have been left without a regular supply of fresh water and that many more receive it only sporadically or in sufficient quantities for drinking and cooking but not for bathing and laundry.
07-02-06 - Hamas decries Israeli missile attack on prime minister's office Israel has restored supplies of fuel, including diesel, petrol, kerosene and cooking gas, from the Nahal Oz depot outside Gaza, a move which diplomats attributed at least in part to US pressure, five days after cutting it off.....But Mr Nordal said UNRWA had been "disappointed" at Israel's refusal to let through 400 dry food and milk powder containers stranded at the port of Ashdod.
07-02-06 - Israel pressures Hamas with sixth night of Gaza raids "I remain very concerned about the need to preserve Palestinian institutions and infrastructure - they will be the basis for an eventual two-state solution and that's in the interest of both Israel and the Palestinians," the UN chief said.
07-02-06 - 42 Palestinians and 3 Israelis killed in June
07-02-06 - Israel allows vital supplies into Gaza Strip as shelling continues Olmert insisted Sunday that the Israel "is not interested in harming the Palestinian population." But Interior Minister Roni Bar-On, a close ally of Olmert, said civilian hardship was part of the prime minister's plan.
07-02-06 - Palestinian groups reject Egyptian proposals on freeing abducted Israeli soldier
07-02-06 - Gaza residents live in difficult conditions: priest says Father Musallam said many windows of the parish school shattered when Israeli jets flew overhead, and the supersonic planes have caused more than 50 doors in the school to shift and jam. He said even he was frightened by the sonic booms the morning of June 30.
07-02-06 - At Tuwani Update: 11-17 June 2006 The team saw the soldiers
speaking with some settlers and settler security before approaching the
flocks. The areas that these soldiers said were closed, were areas that
soldiers of the previous day said were open for Palestinian use. When
questioned about his orders, one of the soldiers said, nodding his head
toward the settlers observing from a hill, "I know they are a little crazy,
but they don't want you here, so you must leave. After all they are still
Israelis." The shepherds decided to leave rather than risk arrest. Finish the sentence; "and after all, you are just lowly Arabs", isn't that right?
07-02-06 - Palestinians Prepare for Peace While Israel Practices War
07-02-06 - Syria may help if Gaza offensive ends Damascus: Syria will lean on Hamas to find a solution to a crisis sparked by the capture of an Israeli soldier only if Israel stops its attacks on Gaza, Syrian and Palestinian politicians said on Sunday.
07-02-06 - Amid blackouts, Gazans scramble to watch World Cup "Times are tough," says Farid Khatib, the club's director. "The Palestinians need soccer to forget their problems if only for a night. It's better for our kids to watch soccer than turn to drugs, smoking and extremism."
07-02-06 - Beit Ommar Farmers Continue Struggle against Israeli Settlers' Land Grab
07-02-06 - Hamas leaders in Syria seek extra security The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, has called on Syrian President Bashar Assad to arrest Mashaal and close the militant group's office in the Syrian capital.
07-02-06 - Captured Palestinian officials to be tried: Peres Israel last week detained scores of Hamas members in the West Bank, including eight ministers and more than 20 lawmakers and revoked the Jerusalem residency of four others in a new wave of air raids and warning it would use all its power to free a soldier captured by militants a week ago. Israel wanted Hamas out of the Palestinian government, and when they couldn't starve the ordinary Palestinians into removing them, they simply went in and took them out.
07-02-06 - Sudan calls for Israel's commitment to UN resolutions
07-02-06 - Palestinian cabinet reshuffled after Israeli arrests
07-02-06 - INTERVIEW - Guantanamo, Iraq damage U.S. credibility, Saudi says "(Palestinian) leaders are hunted and killed one after the other, their homes and fields are destroyed, their lands are taken, new settlements are set up ... I'm sure the American people wouldn't be happy with this if they were aware of the facts."
07-02-06 - Palestinians face Gaza hardships
07-02-06 - Indonesians protest at US embassy in support of Palestine Some 10,000 Indonesians have massed in front of the US embassy, to support the Palestinian people and condemn Israel's deadly offensive and the arrest of Palestinian officials.
07-02-06 - Malaysia condemns Israel's action against Palestine
07-02-06 - Anything but negotiation Palestinian moderates are Israel's real enemies, so it deliberately drives them from the scene
Israel wants to dictate its own terms for 'peace' - which usually results in their helping themselves to another 'piece' of Palestine.
07-02-06 - Site doesn't ID PA terror suspects "All cases in which Americans are victims of terrorism are a high priority for the Rewards for Justice program and the US government as a whole." That is, all those victims not terrorized/murdered by Israel.
07-02-06 - Palestine seeks Nigeria's help over Israeli military onslaught
07-02-06 - Sonic boom from Israeli jets shatters Gaza homes "What is the fault of the people here?" He asks. "Are we to be blamed for the kidnapped soldier? We should be safe in our house, because we don't have any relationship with the kidnapped soldier."
07-02-06 - PDF file: America and Israel: A Troubling Alliance This ad was placed in today's New York Times. Please support the Council for the National Interest if you can - they are the good guys.
07-02-06 - Soldier deal elusive as Israel turns the screws on Hamas "At the same time, we are fervently hoping that Israel will show restraint and observe international law, and particularly the rules regarding proportionality," he said. Good luck!
07-02-06 - Politics put aside as combined Israeli-Palestinian team plays for peace
07-02-06 - U.S. warns Israel not to harm Abbas or Palestinian civilians Israel's "public diplomacy" efforts, aimed at getting the Western media to support the IDF operations have also borne fruit. The American newspapers The New York Times and The Washington Post have published editorials that placed responsibility for the crisis on Hamas.
Our MSM cower before Israel. Disgusting.
07-02-06 - Israeli troops stage fake kidnappings Israel?s military police is rounding up soldiers deemed not sufficiently wary of the kidnapping threat. They will be taken downtown in the infamous 'short bus'...
07-02-06 - Beit Hanina Vocational Training graduation
07-02-06 - Board member of German fund fought ex-employer?s Israel snub Salm said he would bring his own convictions with him to his new position and not the views of Caritas, whose parent organization in the Vatican has run campaigns calling for an end to the occupation of the West Bank, without mentioning Israel by name
07-01-06 - Child injured in Israeli shelling to the northern Gaza Strip
07-01-06 - Gaza crisis escalates as Israel strikes Hamas PM's office
07-01-06 - Palestinian official: Israeli cpl. alive Meanwhile, the fuel supply in Gaza dwindled after Israel cut off the flow through a pipeline. Gas stations across the territory ran dry, and human rights groups worried that if fuel shipments were not restored in the coming days, Gaza could face a humanitarian crisis as generators used to pump water and power hospitals stopped working.
"We have enough to last between three to seven days. If we don't get a new supply, it will be an environmental disaster,"
07-01-06 - Haniyeh urges action on Israeli strikes
07-01-06 - Thousands of Palestinians stuck at border
07-01-06 - Fuel supplies in Gaza drying up The water company and hospitals have had to rely on generators for an uninterrupted power supply since an Israeli airstrike destroyed Gaza's only power plant Tuesday night as part of an offensive to pressure militants to release an abducted soldier. Israel also sealed Gaza's cargo terminal and turned off the gasoline pipeline feeding Gaza, and the supply of fuel for the generators has rapidly dwindled........"If the fuel runs out, people in intensive care units and babies in incubators will immediately die,"
07-01-06 - Bitter Gazans await their fate After nearly 40 years of Israeli occupation, Palestinian society is filled with a sense of having endured vast injustice. It is mired in despair and badly divided. There are too many guns, too many armed factions - and not nearly enough hope of something better to come.
07-01-06 - Israeli strike on Gaza power plant will cost US U.S. officials would not say whether Washington would ask Israel for reimbursement Ask Israel for reimbursement?! Deduct it from the billions in aid we give to them. See how they like them apples. This act was a war crime in the first place.
07-01-06 - Palestine 'ready to trade' captured Israeli soldier there was no relief for Gaza yesterday as the sonic booms of Israeli attacks from sea and air could be heard every hour. An airstrike on an electricity plant left homes and hospitals without essential power while the World Food Programme, which helps feed about 600,000 people in the occupied territories, says that many Palestinians are now living on one meal a day, and there has a been a rise in anaemia and kidney problems due to poor nutrition.
07-01-06 - Bush says Israeli soldier's release 'key' to resolving Gaza crisis "The president said that the initial goal should be freeing the Israeli soldier; that is the key to ending the crisis," Bush gives Israel the wink and nod to continue its war crimes against the Palestinian people.
07-01-06 - Psychological strain shows on Gazans An official in the Palestinian ministry of health told Aljazeera.net that 78 women and children suffered from psychological problems as a result of the 44 Israeli bombings on Thursday night.
07-01-06 - Israel bombs Islamic University in Gaza: witnesses
07-01-06 - Iran threatens to retaliate if US auctions off treasures Iran has threatened to retaliate if the United States moves to auction off invaluable ancient Persian artefacts to compensate victims of a Hamas bombing in Israel.
07-01-06 - 'We will halt tanks with human mines' Palestinian militants preparing for an expected Israeli armoured assault on Gaza have vowed to deploy suicide bombers against advancing tanks and armoured personnel carriers.
07-01-06 - Arab League calls on US to stop blaming Syria During a Security Council debate on the stand-off over the Israeli corporal held in the Gaza Strip, US ambassador John Bolton held Syria partly responsible for the raid in which the soldier was seized last Sunday because it hosts offices of Islamic militant group Hamas. John Bolton - the shill for Israel at the UN.
07-01-06 - Indian Defense Minister delays visit to Israel due to Gaza crisis The main purpose of his visit concerns mainly arms deals with Israel, and Mukharajee was to head a delegation of senior defense and arms industry officials. Israel is India's second-largest arms provider and purchasing contracts between the countries totaled in the last decade nearly $5 billion.
07-01-06 - Two years on, dangerous Temple Mount ramp will finally be removed Archaeologist Meir Ben-Dov warned yesterday that any digging in the area could lead to bloodshed. "Digging in this place goes way beyond the archaeological sphere. This place is far too sensitive and the price would be much too high," he said. However, a reliable source told Haaretz that "now that the Palestinian Authority is paralyzed and incapable of resisting, it's an excellent opportunity to carry out the plan."
07-01-06 - Plan to befriend Palestinian town Swindon Stop The War Coalition and CND are hosting a public meeting on Tuesday where Joanne Moston, a health visitor from Gloucester, will be describing her experiences after several trips working in refugee camps in Palestine.
07-01-06 - Crime in the Valley - Life on the Other Side of Palestine The lack of international attention means the land grab in the Valley goes unnoticed, for despite being on the Jordanian side of Palestine, Israel has invested large sums of money making this area a permanent part of their state, and a permanent obstacle to the emergence of Palestine.
07-01-06 - Israel's Influence Two political scientists argue that the Israel lobby wields extraordinary influence over U.S. foreign policy. We'll hear different perspectives on its power in Washington. Audio link to the right.
07-01-06 - FBI and Western Union helped Israel With targeted assassinations The Homeland Security Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill last week aimed at further increasing intelligence ties with Israel and other countries by establishing a new office for international cooperation programs within the Department of Homeland Security. This atmosphere of cooperation, Suskind states in his book, has reinforced the sense that President George Bush wants to assist Israel and was not disturbed by the military operations that Ariel Sharon's government authorized in the territories. Suskind quotes Bush as saying during his first National Security Council meeting that the U.S. must refrain from active mediation in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Homeland Security Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives evidently does not put the interests of the American people first. Not many on Capitol Hill these days do. Hence the reason for the statement: America is Israeli-occupied territory.
07-01-06 - Western countries and Japan vote against Palestinian issue on Human Rights Council's agenda Although the US succeeded today in thwarting off a draft presented by Algeria to the UN Security Council condemning the Israeli occupation forces' military offensive against the Palestinians of the Occupied Territories, Arab and other Muslim states yesterday won a decision of the UN Human Rights Council to keep Israel in the United Nations dock for abuses in the occupied territories.....Britain, Canada, France, Germany and Japan voted against.
07-01-06 - German govt to approve Israel arms deals-report The German government will no longer block the export to Israel of Dingo 2 armoured transport vehicles and the sale of two submarines should be approved in July, a German newspaper reported on Saturday.
07-01-06 - Lebanon raging for Israel's offensive in Gaza Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip sparked outrage in Lebanon, where politicians and religious figures strongly condemned the Israeli incursion and called on the international community to intervene.
07-01-06 - Yemeni women donate to Palestinian women and children
07-01-06 - Gaza offensive earns shrugs in Israel There is little sense of a looming crisis that will tear into Israeli's lives like the suicide blasts or major call-ups of army reserves. Outside a synagogue, the talk Saturday was all about new bank credit laws that just took effect. Along the Mediterranean coast, beaches and restaurants were full.
07-01-06 - Peretz to Rice: Pressure Assad Rice asks, "How high?"
07-01-06 - Man charged with funding alleged Hamas organization to be bailed
07-01-06 - Israeli rally opposes Gaza offensive Demonstrators gathered in front of the home of Ehud Olmert, the Israeli prime minister, on Saturday carrying signs saying "No to attacks on civilians" and "No military solution," witnesses said
07-01-06 - Israeli FM to meet Putin over Mideast crisis Russia's foreign ministry on Thursday called for restraint on both sides and warned Israel against "massive military attacks resulting in grave consequences for the civilian population."
07-01-06 - Israel's act of war is inexcusable Israel has frequently resorted to the doctrine of disproportionate response: not an eye for an eye, but 10 or 20 Palestinian deaths for every Israeli loss.
07-01-06 - Sonic onslaught in Gaza Aural terrorism.
07-01-06 - Landowners in Arab Village of Lajoun Demand Registration in their Names of Land Confiscated by the State in 1953
07-01-06 - Israeli Threat Memo John Davitt, formerly the head of the Justice Department?s Internal Security Section, was quote as stating the Israeli intelligence services were "more active than anyone but the KGB?.They were targeted on the United States about half the time and on Arab countries about half the time." It is especially important to read the articles by Steven Green for the Christian Science Monitor towards the bottom of the page. If Americans knew the extent of which our government has been compromised by a foreign entity, they would rise up in arms. The author is dead wrong in the very last paragraph on the page, though. I doubt anyone in the intelligence community would support Pollard's release. Preposterous.
07-01-06 - Israel must 'take back the narrative' Message to Cotler: leveling the slur of anti-Semitism will no longer work. People are tired of it, and it does not excuse Israel's actions in the Occupied Territories.
07-01-06 - Goal of Israel's military action is questioned Is it to free captive soldier, teach Hamas a lesson or topple Hamas government?
07-01-06 - Palestinian National Football Team prepares for the next World Cup despite difficulties "Our main problem is the Israeli occupation. Our national team is made up of players from the West Bank, Gaza, and overseas, and they're prevented by Israeli checkpoints and closures from training together," he says.
07-01-06 - The problem with arrogance
07-01-06 - Local Green Party pushes divestment from Israel
07-01-06 - Israel gears up for diplomatic offensive Israel is preparing a diplomatic offensive to be launched over the next couple of days to deflect the image abroad that the recent IDF actions have put Gaza on the verge of a catastrophic humanitarian crisis Rather than refraining from committing war crimes, Israel would prefer to whitewash them instead. The US press will lap it up though. Note in paragraphs 4,5 and 7 the sense of satisfaction Israel got from support from 'abroad' - namely, the green light from Bush for Israel to continue its war crimes, and that Bolton was" even more adamant in his support for Israel's actions".
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