Alquds clash with Israeli soldiers in southern Gaza Thu,
26 Mar 2009 14:16:54 +0200
The Saray Alquds brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad group in
Gaza, clashed Thursday with Israeli soldiers near the border fence with
Israel in southern Gaza Strip, a press statement read. ...
"Israeli settlements, a threat to Jerusalem and its holy sites" Thu,
26 Mar 2009 12:04:51 +0200
Islamic Chief Justice, Sheikh Taiseer Tamimi, stated on Thursday that
the Israeli attacks against Palestinian homes and holy sites in
Jerusalem, and the construction of Jewish settlements is an Israeli act
that aims at emptying the holy city from its Arab population. ...
Tough times for university students in Gaza
GAZA CITY Thursday, March 26, 2009 (IRIN) - Many university students
who lost relatives or whose homes were destroyed during the recent
23-day Israeli offensive are finding it difficult to cope, according to
university officials and students.
UN tracks rising violence against women in Gaza
GAZA CITY Tuesday, March 24, 2009 (IRIN) - The UN Development Fund for
Women (UNIFEM) in Gaza, local Palestinian NGOs and mental health
professionals are reporting increased incidents of domestic violence
and sexual assault against women in Gaza since the beginning of 2009.
protests continue against the Wall
March 24th, 2009 --, This past Friday, people in Ni?lin, Ma?sara,
Jayyous and Bi?lin held their weekly demonstrations. Hundreds turned
out; some on the occasion of Mother?s Day and others in support of the
American activist wounded the week prior in Ni?lin. Demonstrations in
Wadi Rasha have halted for the time being, as Occupation forces have
temporarily halted uprooting trees. [
targets media and youth in Jayyous village
March 21st, 2009 --, On Friday, the youth of Jayyous lead another
demonstration against the Wall that is isolating their village from its
land. The Israeli military attacked the village attempting to destroy
one home and injuring three. [
Homer Simpson solve the Mideast conflict? Thu,
26 Mar 2009 19:40:52 GMT+02:00
The Simpsons have been to Australia, Britain, France and Japan, but now
they could be taking on their greatest challenge - bringing peace to
Israel and the Palestinians. ...
says expects no U.S. pressure over peace process Thu,
26 Mar 2009 19:32:20 GMT+02:00
Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he did not
expect to come under pressure from the United States over the Middle
East peace strategy of his right-leaning government. ...
/ In bombing Sudan, Israel sends message to Iran Thu,
26 Mar 2009 19:14:54 GMT+02:00
As the final curtain comes down on the Olmert government, CBS reported
a sensational air force bombing of an Iranian weapons convoy in Sudan.
If Olmert's critics claim that his main legacy is two wars - one failed
(Lebanon) and the other problematic (Gaza) - and the failure to return
Gilad Shalit, here is a rebuttal. ...
challenges Palestinian claim on Gaza war dead Thu,
26 Mar 2009 22:15:04 GMT+02:00
The Israel Defense Forces on Thursday disputed Palestinian claims that
most of the people killed in the recent Gaza Strip war were civilians,
claiming the vast majority of the dead were Hamas militants. ...
petitions High Court against Lieberman FM pick Thu,
26 Mar 2009 21:31:56 GMT+02:00
The Movement for Quality Government petitioned the High Court of
Justice Thursday against the appointment of Yisrael Beiteinu leader
Avigdor Lieberman as deputy prime minister and foreign minister. ...
'rebels' spurn invite to Barak reconciliation meet Thu,
26 Mar 2009 19:44:08 GMT+02:00
The majority of the Labor lawmakers who opposed their party's entry
into Israel's next government spurned an invitation to a reconciliation
meeting with Labor chairman Ehud Barak on Thursday. ...
Not enough evidence to charge Olmert in real estate case Thu,
26 Mar 2009 19:16:16 GMT+02:00
The Israel Police National Fraud Unit on Thursday said they do not have
sufficient evidence to charge Outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in
the corruption investigation against him known as the Cremieux Street
defections follow vote to join coalition
The decision by the Labor party to join a Likud-led coalition enraged
many of its members. In recent days, dozens of constituents have asked
to cancel party membership, in protest of a union with a right-wing ...
Dome' trial successful
VIDEO - In recent days, a number of successful trials were conducted
for the Iron Dome missile defense system, Defense Ministry officials
reported Thursday. Pursuant to the trials, the timeline for deploying
it has ...
Gilad: Egypt our ally against Iran, Hamas
Egypt-Israel relations are "a cornerstone in Israel's national
security," said Amos Gilad, head of the Defense Ministry's
Security-Diplomatic Bureau, at a ceremony marking 30 years to Israel's
peace agreement with ...
rise in beating of Palestinians by security forces 2009-03-24
The 3 months since Operation ?Cast Lead? have seen a sharp rise in
reports of violence by security forces toward Palestinians in the West
Bank. B'Tselem has documented 24 cases in which Palestinians reported
that police and soldiers had beaten them.
years on, landmark Tokyo trial shapes efforts to try war criminals Friday,
March 27, 2009
Although it concluded more than 60 years ago, the Tokyo War Crimes
Trial is still a live issue today - in Japan as in the world at large.
The deliberations that took place in Tokyo after World War II, which
led to 25 guilty verdicts and the execution of seven Japanese, helped
shape the international law around war crimes.
NATO hold first direct talks since Islamic Revolution Friday,
March 27, 2009
Iran and NATO have held their first talks since the Iranian revolution
30 years ago, officials at the military alliance said Thursday, in a
new sign of a thaw in Tehran's ties with the West. At allied
headquarters in Brussels last week, an Iranian diplomat and a senior
NATO official had an "informal contact" focused on Iran's neighbor
forces arrest member of Islamic Jihad Friday,
March 27, 2009
Hamas forces on Thursday arrested a member of the Islamic Jihad
movement after a gunbattle with Israeli forces along the border of the
Islamist-ruled Gaza Strip, an official said. Hamas security forces
nabbed the member of Islamic Jihad after he "took part in a combat
mission" near the southern Gaza town of Khan Yunis, the senior Islamic
Jihad official said.
hijack two European chemical tankers within 24 hours Friday,
March 27, 2009
Pirates hijacked two chemical tankers off the Somali coastline within
24 hours, the European Union said Thursday. A 9,000-ton Greek-owned
vessel Nipayia with 19 crew members was attacked about 720 kilometers
off Somalia on Wednesday afternoon, and a 23,000-ton Norwegian-owned
vessel was seized 400 kilometers off the coast on Thursday morning.
visits Libya, thanks Gadhafi for rejecting warrant Friday,
March 27, 2009
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, accused of war crimes in Darfur,
thanked Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi Thursday for supporting him after
the International Criminal Court (ICC) ordered his arrest. Bashir,
meeting Gadhafi in his hometown of Sirte on his third foreign trip this
week, saluted Libya's "immediate announcement ...
Army claims most of Gaza's dead were militants Friday,
March 27, 2009
The Israeli military insisted Thursday that the vast majority of those
killed in its Gaza offensive were "terror operatives," contradicting
the much-higher civilian death toll given by Palestinian sources and
various international organizations. Of 1,166 names of Palestinians
killed in the offensive, it said.
car bombing kills at least 20 people Friday,
March 27, 2009
A car bomb ripped through a crowd in Baghdad on Thursday, killing at
least 20 people, including women and children, a day after the US
military said violence in Iraq was at its lowest in six years. The
blast occurred near a market in the capital's Shaab neighborhood,
defense and interior ministry officials said, with a further 38 people
third of married Japanese wives abused by their husbands - poll Friday,
March 27, 2009
One in three married Japanese women have been physically or mentally
abused by their husbands, according to a government survey on domestic
violence that was released Tuesday. Of the victims over a third said
they were injured or suffered mental harm, while more than 13 percent
said they feared for their lives.
Hamas won't give up resistance 26/03/2009
- 09:30 AM
Amos Yadlin, the Israeli military intelligence chief, has told a
parliamentary committee on Wednesday that Hamas was always preparing
for a new round of confrontation with the Israeli army.
to join talks on stabilizing Afghanistan Fri,
27 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0700
Tehran's interests overlap with Washington's, prompting it to join two
conferences on Afghanistan. The chaos there has crossed into Iran in
the form of drug dealing, human trafficking and violence. It was an
eye-popping bust: 4.5 tons of opium, hashish and other drugs seized
from nine alleged smugglers in two cities near the Iranian capital
general's presence in Kirkuk stirs dark memories Thu,
26 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0700
Maj. Gen. Abdul Amir Zaidi laughs about rumors, but Kurds say they have
reason to be nervous about the Arab-led division sent to their region
in northern Iraq to oust Kurdish fighters. The general with the easy
smile has been here before. A little over a decade ago, Saddam Hussein
dispatched him to this province where the oil wells belch orange flames
day and night.
want a change,' Iran reformist says Thu,
26 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0700
Reza Norouzadeh is a top official in the presidential campaign of
reformist former parliament speaker Mehdi Karroubi. He says the
government of conservative Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has created a mess.
Amoderate held Iran's presidency for eight years before the 2005
election of conservative Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and reformist ideas --
among them a belief in liberty, rule of law and government
accountability -- remain lodged deep in the psyche of many Iranians.
Journal: Palestinians Serenade Survivors in Israel Thu,
26 Mar 2009 06:05:57 GMT
Afrah Saade, 17, a violinist with the Jenin youth orchestra, played for
Holocaust survivors on Wednesday in Holon, Israel.A group of
Palestinian musicians 12 to 17 years old from the Jenin refugee camp
performed at a Tel Aviv club for elderly Holocaust survivors.
academics call for boycott of Israel Thu,
26 Mar 2009 16:06:47 PST
As educators and scholars of conscience in Australia, we fully support
this call. We urge our colleagues, nationally, regionally, and
internationally, to stand up against Israel's ongoing attacks on the
rights of Palestinians to education, land, and human dignity, and to
support the nonviolent call for academic boycott, disinvestment, and
Israel release child held without charge or trial Thu,
26 Mar 2009 15:47:55 PST
Hamdi al-Ta'mari was arrested for the first time from the family home
in Bethlehem at 4:00am, on 25 July 2008. He was woken by the sound of
Israeli soldiers banging on the front door. Hamdi's hands and feet were
immediately tied and he was ordered to lie on the floor, as soldiers
pointed their assault rifles and flashlights at him. While on the
ground, a number of soldiers slapped, kicked and beat him with their
assault rifles. His hands were tied so tightly that they began to
swell. After 15 minutes, Hamdi was blindfolded and placed on the floor
of a military vehicle.
26: Dancing in the Ruins
Dubke dancing in the ruins of the Red Crescent theatre, Telal Howa, The
building in the shelled Telal Howa Red Crescent complex (which includes
Al Quds Hospital, burned with phosphorous) that was worst hit during
the attacks was the Red Crescent Theatre, which I believe also had a
music school in it. It pretty much burnt down, and its ruins will be
demolished. But this afternoon the Palestinian Brotherhood of Tunisia
sponsored cultural groups, in...
23: ?Fire also upon rescue??
?it said in the ?how to run an Israeli incursion? notes a commander
appears to have left behind (doh) near Jabalia, according to Haaretz.
Just in case the Palestine medics thought it was accidental. I
shouldn?t read the comments that follow articles like this that try to
speak out within Israel, but inevitably I do?and it?s kind of funny how
half of them appear to be from such ignorant and rascist people that
all by themselves they totally provid...
About Justice: Ocampo, Al-Bashir and the ICC Thu,
26 Mar 2009 18:05:42 -0400
By Mohamed El Mokhtar Sidi HaibaThe rationale put forward by the
prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo for rushing with his indictment against
the sitting head of state of a sovereign nation was allegedly the
imprescriptible crime of ongoing genocide. The judges of the
International Criminal Court, or ICC, found though, in their majority
opinion, that there was no tangible proof for such a serious claim in
spite of all the allegations that were leveled a...
versus Viva Palestina Thu,
26 Mar 2009 18:00:25 -0400
By Lauren BoothThe British ambulances clashed with the sandy setting of
the inner city centre car park. Bearing UK license plates and British
drivers, the vehicles stood amongst half built buildings, guarded by
Hamas security detail. This was the culmination of a six-week odyssey
by George Galloway’s aid movement, Viva Palestina. Having traveled more
than 7,000 kilometers, under the leadership of the maverick Scottish;
British Muslims of th...