|Report on the Umm Burj tour||Umar Agrabiyya-Zochrot-"It was captured in 1948 along with 15 other villages in the district, and all were almost completely destroyed in order to prevent their inhabitants from returning. The area was totally cleared of its Palestinian population by the Fourth Battalion of the Har`el Brigade.."||22/8/2008|
|AIC organises grassroots Israeli participation in funeral of Mahmoud Darwish||Alternative Information Centre - “Today’s participation in the funeral by our Israeli partners in the struggle against the occupation is tangible proof that all the obstacles of the occupation, including the siege of Gaza, the building of settlements and demolition of Palestinian homes in Jerusalem, cannot prevent real relationships between Palestinians and Israelis,” adds the AIC’s Ahmad Jaradat, who coordinated today’s Israeli participation with Palestinian groups and officials in Ramallah. “No matter what Israel claims, we all – Palestinians, Israelis and Arabs – have the same interests in promoting justice, social equality, true democracy and human rights.”||17/8/2008|
|US Warns Against Israeli Plan To Strike Against Iran’s Nuclear Facilities||Peter Walker-The Guardian-"...the US took this to imply an attack on Iran was imminent and sent a “strong message” to Israel not to do so.
It also demanded prior warning of any attack, and offered in compensation to improve Israel’s missile defence systems. Israel rejected this and warned it “reserves the right to take whatever action it deems necessary” if diplomatic efforts achieved nothing."||15/8/2008|
|Reuters attacks Israel`s failure to take action over cameraman`s death||Oliver Luft - The Guardian - "Reuters is deeply disturbed by a conclusion that would severely curtail the freedom of the media to cover the conflict by effectively giving soldiers a free hand to kill without being sure that they were not firing on journalists," the news agency said.
|TEL AVIV TO TBILISI: ISRAEL`S ROLE IN THE RUSSIA-GEORGIA WAR||Ali Abunimah -
"The key liaison was Reserve Brigadier General Gal Hirsch
who commanded Israeli forces on the border with Lebanon
during the July 2006 Second Lebanon War." ||13/8/2008|
|Against attack on Iran - international Jewish reaction to Morris||[The] clamour for war with Iran has met not only popular opposition but also runs counter to the quiet diplomacy that has engaged Iran in ongoing relations with the UN nuclear agency, as well as economic trade talks with the USA itself. Israel is also committed to a cease-fire that has held now for a month’s time, to the relief of both the populations of Israel and Gaza. In light of the developing political atmosphere of reason and negotiations, the militarist mindset has pumped up its rationale for war attempting to create the preconditions for a further war.||12/8/2008|
|Palestinian negotiator considers binational state||Reuters - YNET - Ahmed Qurei tells Fatah loyalists if Jerusalem `continues to oppose making Palestinian state a reality, we`ll demand to become part of a binational state with Israel`||11/8/2008|
|Darwish, poet of the Palestinian cause, dies after surgery||Mohammed Assadi, The Independent -- Darwish in his own words, from "A State of Siege": “The soldiers measure the space between being and nothingness with field-glasses behind a tank`s armoury / We measure the space between our bodies and the coming rockets with our sixth sense alone”
|Israel battles Spanish arrest warrants||Ksenia Svetlova - The Jerusalem Post - Israel is battling hard to overturn a Spanish court`s decision to issue arrest warrants against six current and former politicians and senior military officials, a source in the Attorney-General`s Office told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday.||10/8/2008|
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