|The NYT veers neocon||Robert Parry - Consortium News - In the world of neocon propaganda, Iran – a treaty signatory that has no nuclear weapons and insists its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes – must be endlessly badgered, but Israel – an undeclared rogue nuclear state with a vast arsenal – must be shielded from similar criticism and pressure. That the New York Times has now embraced these neocon biases, almost with the ardor of the Washington Post, is a serious development for the U.S. news media and for the nation.||28/2/2010|
|Palestinian farmers denied UK visas for fairtrade fortnight||Petition: 3 PALESTINIAN FARMERS DENIED VISAS BY THE UK GOVERNMENT FOR FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT These farmers, whose olive oil is the only one in the world to carry the Fairtrade mark, have been invited by a UK social enterprise, Zaytoun, and were to be accompanied by a leading British NGO.
|Palestinians threaten to adopt one-state solution||Akiva Eldar - Haaretz - The Palestinian Authority has warned that it may abandon its support of the 1993 Oslo Accords, which outlines a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel, and instead pursue the creation of a binational state between the Jordan River and Mediterranean Sea, according to a document drafted by the PA`s veteran chief negotiator.
|E.U. Decries Passport Use by Assassins||STEPHEN CASTLE -
"Mr. Lieberman said that “many false accusations are made against Israel."
|`Naqba’ bill approved for first reading||DAN IZENBERG -
J-lem Post -
"...the law forced Israeli Arabs to choose between their history and personal identities, and the state they live in."
|Harvard Fellow calls for genocidal measure to curb Palestinian births||Report - Electronic Intifada - Addressing the Herzliya Conference Martin Kramer sets Gaza blockade as an example how to fight "the demographic threat." ||23/2/2010|
|Israel Bedouins - Nouri El Ockbi and the Jewish National Fund||Silvia Boarini - Demotix - Nuri El Okbi is stopped by the Green Patrol as he attempts to approach Jewish National Fund workers who are planting trees on El Okbi tribal land. Despite no ruling yet by the Beersheva Court on ownership of the land in question, the JNF is going ahead with its plans for a forest. ||23/2/2010|
|Jerusalem families come out against museum built on ancestors` graves ||Marian Houk - EI - "At a public discussion sponsored by IPCRI in East Jerusalem in March 2009, attended by lawyers representing the Wiesenthal Center and the Museum of Tolerance project in West Jerusalem, Dr. Mohammad Dajani of Al-Quds University in Abu Dis offered to donate alternative land for construction of the museum in Anata near the concrete wall that Israel is currently building around the Jerusalem area. […] At that alternative site, Dr. Dajani said […], both Israelis and Palestinians could visit the future Museum of Tolerance -- which many Palestinians would not be able to do if it were built in the heart of West Jerusalem, as is currently planned”||22/2/2010|
|Arrest Blair!||This site offers a reward to people attempting a peaceful citizen’s arrest of the former British prime minister, Tony Blair, for crimes against peace. Anyone attempting an arrest which meets the rules laid down here will be entitled to one quarter of the money collected at the time of his or her application.||21/2/2010|
|Dutch Pension Fund ABP Drops Elbit Stocks under BDS Pressure||Electronic Intifada: The movement by Scandinavian institutional investors to divest from or exclude Elbit Systems will influence other European investors to do the same. The two largest Dutch pension funds, ABP and PFZW are the focus....This pressure seems to be paying off. ABP informed The Electronic Intifada today that it has sold its US $2.7 million shares in Elbit||20/2/2010|
|Hedonism in Ramallah||by Khaled Amayreh -
"On top of political failure, the regime of Abbas and Fayyad has now to contend with charges of moral degeneracy and criminality" ||19/2/2010|
|Arabs of Jaffa face settlers as neighbors||Jonathan Cook -
"“Like in Hebron, their policy is to weaken us as a population and eventually push us out of our homes,” he said, referring to a West Bank city where an enclave of a few dozen settlers has severely disrupted life for tens of thousands of Palestinians."
|Dahlan: Israel waging war on Abbas||Ali Waked -
"He condemned the fact that Israel would not allow the entry of equipment belonging to a Palestinian TV station, saying that "this shows Israel is not interested in a partner and it not interested in a sane Palestinian neighbor." ||17/2/2010|
|‘LA Times’ gives Wiesenthal Center a platform to spin falsehoods about Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem||Philip Weiss - Mondo Weiss - ‘LA Times’ gives the Wiesenthal Center a platform to spin falsehoods about Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem||14/2/2010|
|Dr. Husseini On TV To Talk About “Scandal Report” Targeting Him|| by Saed Bannoura -
IMEMC & Agencies
"Head of the Palestinian President’s Office in Jerusalem, Dr. Rafiq Husseini, will be participating in the “All In The Open” program at the Palestinian TV to talk about the details of “corruption and scandal” issue invoked against him at a report by the Israeli TV."||12/2/2010|
|A rogues gallery of right-wing hacks tries to prop-up faltering anti-NIF campaign||by Didi Remez -
"Now that Im Tirzu has been discredited all manner of right-wing hacks are attempting to keep the anti-NIF libel alive."
|IDF Turns To Human Rights Watch for Help||Gal Beckerman - Forward - The re-establishment of a relationship with HRW is the latest indication that for all its public defensiveness about the accusations of war crimes and possible crimes against humanity in the Goldstone Report, Israel has had to confront the report¡¯s implications.||16/2/2010|
|Report: British arrest law to remain unchanged||Ynet - Cancellation of Tzipi Livni`s trip to Britain due to arrest warrant issued against her puts wedge in relations between Israel and kingdom. London promises to have law changed, but upcoming elections sidetracking issue. Times: Concern for additional deterioration in relations||15/2/2010|
|Movie review: "American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein"||Stephen Holden - The New York Times - “American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein” is a cautiously respectful documentary portrait of a political firebrand who presents himself as a beacon of moral truth in the murk of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A scholar, author and passionate advocate of the Palestinian cause, Mr. Finkelstein, 56, is a thorn in the side of the Israel lobby. ||14/2/2010|
|`Army officers should not teach teachers how to teach`||Or Kashti - Haaretz - Dr. Zeev Dagani, principal of Tel Aviv`s prestigious Herzliya Highschool, received death threats for his decision not to take part in a joint army-Education Ministry program and was publicly rebuked by Army Commander Ashkenazi. "I am not against the army, I am against the blurring of boundaries." Students wrote a protest letter to the army chief of staff.||9/2/2010|
|U.S Vows To Bury Goldstone Report At UN||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - "Last week, Israel reveled that a series of talks were held between Israeli and American officials in order to define the means to counter the Goldstone report and to bury it. Israel also said that the United States will not hesitate in using its Veto power should the efforts to bury the report fail"||8/2/2010|
|Did you know? Gaza||Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East - video||7/2/2010|
|Jerusalem Post fires Naomi Chazan of New Israel Fund ||On Thursday, Chazan received an e-mail from Jerusalem Post editor-in-chief David Horovitz, informing her the newspaper would cease publishing her column....Horovitz declined to respond to questions from Haaretz on Thursday night.||6/2/2010|
|In favor of academic boycott||by Ariel Rubinstein
Israel Opinion - Ynet
" Recognition of Ariel college as a university a purely political move
|Our Playing Small does not Serve the World||by Sarah Farahat -
"Iremained silent. I went below ground. I wanted to erase my name and work from internet sites-from the memory and eyes of the Israeli security. But by hiding, silencing my story, I admit defeat. I refuse to cower in the face of Israeli discrimination and fear. I am just one woman. One Arab American woman.
|The antisemite who finances Zionist self-righteousness||Danit Gottfried - Walla [translation: Didi Remez/Coteret] - The Im Tirtzu movement accuses the New Israel Fund of financing anti-Zionist organizations, but all the while enjoys donations from an evangelist preacher who believes “Hitler was carrying out God’s will”
|New Israel Fund comes out swinging against Im Tirtzu report ||Abe Selig - Jerusalem Post - According to the Im Tirtzu report, 92 percent of the Goldstone document’s allegations criticizing the IDF’s conduct came from 16 Israeli NGOs that received some $7.8 million from the NIF in 2008-2009 alone. ||2/2/2010|
|UN find challenges Israeli version of attack on Gaza flour mill ||Rory McCarthy - The Guardian - The official Israeli response the the Goldstone Reports asserts that the flour mill serving much of the Gaza Strip pupulation was not deliberately targeted but hit by artillery during fighting in the area. However, a UN team found among the mill`s ruins remains of aircraft-dropped bombs, contradicting the Israeli account.||2/2/2010|
|Retired IDF officials: Abuse of Palestinians rare||YNET - Former army seniors admit cases of abuse against Palestinians described by female soldiers as part of Breaking the Silence report occur but are rare. Former IDF chief of staff Amnon-Lipkin Shahak says incidents cannot be completely avoided ||1/2/2010|
|State of Judea is here||by Avraham Burg -
Israel Opinion, Ynet
"Rabbi Elon affair reveals that religious-Zionism has its own legal system "
|Egypt Objects To Hamas’ Participation In Arab Summit||by Saed Bannoura -
IMEMC & Agencies
"Egyptian media sources reported that Cairo informed the authorities in Libya that it objects to the participation of the Hamas movement in the upcoming Arab Summit March 27 in Tripoli."||19/2/2010|
| Kidon, the Mossad within the Mossad ||By Yossi Melman -
"Contrary to popular belief, assassinations by the Mossad are actually few and far between."
|Israel in the dock over fake passports||David Sapsted and Loveday Morris - The National - The Israeli ambassador to the UK was summoned to the foreign office as British MPs demanded immediate action to establish whether the Israeli government had played a role in obtaining the passports for the suspected killers. The British prime minister, Gordon Brown, promised a wide-ranging inquiry and the UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency has been brought in to lead investigations into the misuse of British documents. Of the 11 suspects for whom Dubai prosecutors have issued arrest warrants, six were identified as British, three as Irish, one French and one German. The Irish authorities said last night that their three passports bore genuine numbers but false identities.
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