Irish Senator Mark Daly (Kerry), one of 35 parliamentarians joining our flotilla, agreed to carry any letter and to attempt to deliver it to Shalit or, if that request was denied, deliver it to officials in the Hamas government. As of this writing, t
"We are disappointed that the organizers of the flotilla have refused to also provide basic humanitarian assistance to our son, who has been held in Gaza four years in contradiction of international law," said the family of Gilad Schalit.
To protest the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinians, Israeli officials refused to attend the organization’s two-day international meeting on the peace process, which opens in Turkey on Wednesday.
The U.S. and Israel have been acting in tandem to extend and deepen the occupation. In 2005, recognizing that it was pointless to subsidize a few thousand Israeli settlers in Gaza, who were appropriating substantial resources and protected by a larg
Norman Finkelstein clarifies Israel's invasion of Gaza December '08 was a one-sided war, disproportionate use of force, crime against humanity, a disgrace. He relies on Goldstone Report, among others, and testimony of Israeli soldiers. At the Brech
Let there be no mistake: President Obama’s attack on Israel’s right to govern in eastern Jerusalem has nothing to do with American national interests, and nothing to do with a “peace process.” Other American leaders may have disagreed with Israeli po
When Vice President Joe Biden was embarrassed by an Israeli announcement that the Netanyahu government was building 1,600 new homes in East Jerusalem, the administration reacted. But no one was more outraged than Biden who, according to the Israeli d
Claims by the son of a Hamas founder in his new book that he was a long-term spy for Israel exposed a new side of the Islamic militant group's vulnerability and punched a hole in its meticulously groomed image of secrecy and discipline.
Israeli archaeologists say a 1,100-year-old Arabic inscription was found during renovations in Jerusalem. The small fragment of a marble plaque dates to the 10th century, when thy were ruled from Baghdad by the Abbassid Empire.
Israel has disciplined two army officers for ordering artillery fire into a populated area during last year's Gaza Strip war, the most serious penalties disclosed in the country's follow-up investigation into the brief but intense conflict.
The question we have to ask is this: If anybody treated us like we're treating the people in Gaza, what would we do? We don't want to go there, do we? And because we don't, we make it our business not to see, hear or think about how we are treating t
I was very disappointed to read that your organization thinks that HB 1388 has anything at all to do with Hamas. It doesn't. What the bill actually is "Mandatory Volunteerism" of this great nation's children between the ages of 18-25. Of co
Israel announced plans to build 700 new homes for Jews in areas of the occupied West Bank it considers part of Jerusalem, a city it has excluded from a limited moratorium on settlement construction. A spokesman for Palestinian President Abbas condemn
ISRAEL admitted that in the 1990s, its forensic pathologists harvested organs from dead bodies, including Palestinians, without their families' permission. Huge controversy over an allegation that Israel was killing Palestinians to harvest their orga
Even surrounded by IDF (Israeli military), an Israeli driver gets to run over a Palestinian and then back up, running him over again. Onlookers can only shriek with horror as armed troops hold them off.
Israeli commandos seized a ship that defense officials said was carrying more than 60 tons of missiles, rockets and anti-tank weapons bound for Lebanon's Iranian-backed Hezbollah guerrillas.
The pre-dawn seizure near Cyprus was a rare interception
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Israel must do more to get peace talks with the Palestinians on track, countering Arab accusations she had given in to Israel over settlements. Clinton, who is meeting Arab foreign ministers in Morocco is likel
Pointing an accusing finger at the United States, the Palestinians on Sunday said Washington's backing for Israeli refusal to halt Jewish settlement expansion had killed any hope of reviving peace negotiations soon.
Palestinian officials dropped their support for a scheduled vote on the report after intense lobbying from the Obama administration, which argued that action on the study would "backfire" by driving Israel away from possible peace talks and strengthe
The real reason [for Othman's arrest] must be his prominent role in the international movements in the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign, one of the only fronts of Palestinian strategy Israel actually fears.
There is a better way, but it requires something politicians innately suspect: honesty with regard to unpleasant truths and a corresponding policy shift. Israeli and Western leaders would have to declare candidly that Palestinians do not accept Israe
Israel launched a global campaign to block what it said were the "perverse and noxious effects" of a UN report that accused it and Palestinian militants of war crimes during the Gaza offensive. "We are going to deploy great diplomatic and political e
Why? Because they signed "The Toronto Declaration", a letter questioning the wisdom of unconditionally celebrating Tel Aviv and Israel at the Toronto International Film Festival just months after the brutal attack on Gaza. The letter they signed oppo
Back a few hundred years the Jews were content to merely use the blood of gentile children one or two days a year. Now apparently, they combine that with their lust for money and traffic in stolen organs. And people actually wonder why the Israelis do not trust the word of other nations.
You could call me a “matchmaker,” said Levy Izhak Rosenbaum, from Brooklyn, USA, in a secret recording with an FBI-agent whom he believed to be a client. Ten days later, at the end of July this year, Rosenbaum was arrested and a vast, Sopranos-like, imbroglio of money-laundering and illegal organ-trade was revealed. Rosenbaum’s matchmaking had nothing to do with romance. It was all about buying and selling kidneys from Israel on the black market. Rosenbaum says that he buys the kidneys for $10,000, from poor people. He then proceeds to sell the organs to desperate patients in the States for $160,000. The accusations have shaken the American transplantation business. If they are true it means that organ trafficking is documented for the first time in the US, experts tell the New Jersey Real-Time News.
The Israeli Ministry of Defense informed American activist Tristan Anderson’s family and legal counsel that it considers his shooting during a nonviolent protest in the West Bank village of Nil’in, which left him critically injured, an “act of war,” absolving the soldiers responsible from any liability under Israeli law. Anderson was shot directly in the forehead with a high-velocity tear gas canister by Israeli forces on March 13th, 2009, suffering several condensed fractures and necessitating several life-saving surgeries. To date, he remains unconscious at Tel Hashomer Hospital in Tel Aviv; his prospects for recovery are as of now unclear.
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