Jews & Israel & Israelis Archive

Robert Fisk: Tin-pot rockets won’t open a second front: Thursday, 15 January 2009 The “Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine–General Command” – the quotation marks are necessary since this outfit controls at most 500 cadres – is responsible for all the tin-pot rockets fired into Israel from
The Israeli massacre of Gaza and Nawaz Sharif’s plans for deer hunting and yoga in Cholistan – Aftab Iqbal: Cholistan desert is a favorite hunting ground for deer hunting. Does Mian Nawaz Sharif, the leader of the Islamic forces in Pakistan, care for the plight of the people in Gaza? What would have been the munafiqeen’s (Imran Khan,
UN rights council condemns Israeli offensive in Gaza: GENEVA (AFP) — A divided UN Human Rights Council voted on Monday to condemn Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip and set up a probe into “grave” human rights violations by Israeli forces against the Palestinians. The resolution setting
Gaza war tourism – Keren Levy: I’m a little bit fascist:
Robert Fisk: Wherever I go, I hear the same tired Middle East comparisons: On both sides of the Atlantic the experience has been weirdly repetitive Saturday, 10 January 2009 (The Independent) It all depends where you live. That was the geography of Israel’s propaganda, designed to demonstrate that we softies – we
Children of Auschwitz, have mercy on children of Palestine…: Remembering our Jewish brothers and sisters, victims of the Holocaust
Robert Fisk: Why do they hate the West so much, we will ask: A child injured in the Israeli bombardment of a UN school yesterday is taken to Shifa hospital in Gaza City So once again, Israel has opened the gates of hell to the Palestinians. Forty
Robert Fisk: Bring in the peacekeepers? It’s not as easy as it sounds: Tuesday, 6 January 2009 (The Independent) UN peacekeepers in Lebanon, where they have had mixed success Do I hear the braying of the UN donkey in Gaza? On his Middle East tour, the French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, may well
According to the polls, Barak’s predicted election result rose within 48 hours by five Knesset seats. About 80 dead Palestinians for each seat.: Molten lead — Uri AvneryIsrael is missing the historic chance of making peace with secular Arab nationalism. Tomorrow, it may be faced with a uniformly fundamentalist Arab world, Hamas multiplied by a thousand. Just after midnight, January 2, Al-Jazeera’s
Edward Said and the Palestine Cause… Palestine "the ultimate test case in the human history": Remembering Edward Said and his services for the Palestinian cause Edward Wadie Saïd MRSL (1 November 1935 – 25 September 2003) was a Palestinian American literary theorist, cultural critic, political activist, and an outspoken advocate for Palestinian rights. He
Gaza: the logic of colonial power – By Nir Rosen: As so often, the term ‘terrorism’ has proved a rhetorical smokescreen under cover of which the strong crush the weakBy Nir, Monday 29 December 2008 I have spent most of the Bush administration’s tenure reporting from Iraq, Afghanistan,
Robert Fisk: Gaza…. The rotten state of Egypt is too powerless and corrupt to act: The rotten state of Egypt is too powerless and corrupt to actThursday, 1 January 2009 (The Independent) President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt a country where ‘the idea of service has simply ceased to exist’ There was a day when
Black September: The role of Pakistan’s General Zia-ul-Haq in the 1970 massacre of 25,000 Palestinians in Jordan: During Black September (1970), the head of Pakistani training commission took command of the 2nd Division and helped kill and cleanse the Palestinians (est. 25,000 dead) from Jordan. It was none other that General Zia ul Haq, who later
Taliban vs Israel: What do ordinary Pakistanis think? Ghost of TK says: The number of Dead in Buner reaches 41. 2 squadrons of F-16 killed 2001 suicide bomber killed 41 Our condemnations of Israeli actions do ring a bit hollow when we
Robert Fisk: Leaders lie, civilians die, and lessons of history are ignored: Monday, 29 December 2008 (The Independent) We’ve got so used to the carnage of the Middle East that we don’t care any more – providing we don’t offend the Israelis. It’s not clear how many of the Gaza dead
The massacre in Gaza: Can there be any doubt who the real terrorists are?: 29/12/2008 The long drawn-out siege of Gaza and the numerous military assaults on its people are only the latest (Israeli) crimes in a catalogue of terror. By Stuart Littlewood * U.S. definition fits perfectly The patience of all decent
A poem for Palestine: Seraphim weep as children die: (picture from Sunday Times, 28 Dec 2008) Israel yesterday (27 Dec 2008) launched its largest raid on Gaza with two waves of air attacks that killed at least 225 people and injured more
Did President Zardari stay away the UN doinner to avoid meeting with Israeli President? Bad decision!: Religion and hopeFriday, November 14, 2008 The meeting on interfaith peace and dialogue being held under the auspices of the UN General Assembly is truly a rare event. An occasion where 17 leaders from across the world, including Saudi
The Jewish school where half the pupils are Muslim: A great example of inter-faith harmony: King David, in Birmingham, is a state primary where the children learn Hebrew, recite Jewish prayers, eat kosher food and wave Israeli flags. So how come the majority of pupils are followers of Islam? Jonathan Margolis investigates Thursday, 1