NYT Lets Unnamed Officials Smear Critics as ‘Terrorists’

24 February 2012FAIR Action Alert: Anonymous attacks violate paper’s policy

In two stories this month, New York Times journalists allowed anonymous government officials to smear critics as terrorists and terrorist sympathizers–a shocking violation of the paper’s explicit rules against allowing anonymity to be a cover for attacks.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 23 February 2012: Khader Adnan: A selfless Palestinian hero

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Open letter from North American organizations
IMEMC – Batsheva, Take a strong, unequivocal stance against Israel’s treatment of Palestinians New York, NY, February 21 2012 – More than 20 organizations representing human rights activists and artists around the United States and Canada are calling on the Batsheva Dance Company to cut all ties to the Brand Israel campaign and take a stand against the Israeli government’s violations of Palestinian rights. …

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 22 February 2012: Court gives Israel “licence to pillage” West Bank, say rights groups

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Troops kidnap A Former Detainee, His Wife And Daughter
IMEMC – Palestinian security sources reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Wednesday at night, former political prisoner, Majdi Al-Ajouly, in addition to his wife and underage daughter, in Foqeen village, near the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem. …

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66-day hunger strike ends after Israel agrees to free Khader Adnan
IMEMC – Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan agreed to end his 66-day hunger strike on Tuesday after meeting with Israeli officials who pledged to release him in April. Khader had been near death, facing possible organ failure, for the last week in an Israeli prison hospital. …

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Court To Look Into Adnan’s Appeal Tuesday
IMEMC – Lawyer of detainee, Khader Adnan, who has been on hunger strike since 65 days, stated that the Israeli Supreme Court decided to hold a session to look into Adnan’s case on Tuesday. The court also decided that Adnan does have to attend the session due to his bad health condition. …

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 19 February 2012: Palestinians Foil Settlers Attack On Al-Aqsa Mosque

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PCHR Calls upon the International Community to Save the Life of the Detainee Khader Adnan
IMEMC – The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is concerned for the life of Khader Adnan, a detainee in Israeli jails, who has been on hunger strike for more than two months. PCHR calls upon the international community to pressurize Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) to release Adnan, who has been placed under administrative detention without trial. …

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Israeli High Court of Justice Schedules Hearing for 23 February While Khader Adnan Continues to Be in “Immediate Danger of Death”

20 February 2012Prisoner Support and Human Rights Organization

Ramallah, 19 February 2012Israel’s High Court of Justice has today scheduled a petitions hearing regarding the case of Khader Adnan to take place Thursday, 23 February 2012 at 11:30am. The petition was filed by Khader Adnan’s lawyers on 15 February. The High Court of Justice was provided with a detailed medical report prepared on 14 February by an Israeli-accredited doctor on behalf of Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-Israel). Despite the elaborate medical report, which confirmed that Khader Adnan “is in immediate danger of death,” and that “a fast in excess of 70 days does not permit survival,” the Israeli High Court appointed the petition session for 23 February with no guarantees that a decision will be made on the same day. By then, Khader Adnan—if alive—will have reached the 69th day of his ongoing hunger strike.
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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 18 February 2012: Saving Khader Adnan’s life is saving our own soul

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Two Injured After Army Bombarded Gaza
IMEMC – Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported that two residents were wounded, on Saturday evening, when the Israeli Air Force bombarded a blacksmith workshop in Az-Zeitoun neighborhood, east of Gaza City. …

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 18 February 2012: Millions of Christians Want to Start WWIII

18 February 2012Information Clearing House

Another March to War?
By Matt Taibbi
You can just feel it: many of the same newspapers and TV stations we saw leading the charge in the Bush years have gone back to the attic and are dusting off their war pom-poms.
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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 17 February 2012: Adnan Still On Hunger-Strike At Galilee Hospital

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Detainees In Ramon Punished For Protesting Abuse
IMEMC – The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) reported Friday that Palestinian political detainees held at the Ramon Israeli prison, are being punished for protesting abuse against their families, who are being ordered to undergo humiliation and strip search before they visit their detained family members. …

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 17 February 2012: It’s Time We Recognised the Blair Government’s Criminality

16 February 2012Information Clearing House

It’s Time We Recognised the Blair Government’s Criminality
 By John Pilger
 In the kabuki theatre of British parliamentary politics, great crimes do not happen and criminals go free. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30558.htm

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 16 February 2012: Standing in solidarity with Khader Adnan

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Israeli Extremists On Facebook Celebrate Death of Palestinian Children Killed In Traffic Accident
IMEMC – Earlier on Thursday morning, 9 Palestinian children and one adult were killed, and 42 were wounded in a tragic traffic accident between a school bus and a truck, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin. The accident that bereaved dozens of families was a subject of celebration to several Israeli extremists on Facebook, who expressed their joy, while one of them said he hopes “it’s a bus a day” issue. …

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 15 February 2012: Dozens of Palestinians declare Hunger Strike as Fasting prisoner Khader Adnan is on day 60

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Despite domestic cuts, US aid to Israel up by $25 million in proposed budget
IMEMC – An examination of the proposed US budget submitted by President Barack Obama to the US Congress this week shows that although billions of dollars will be cut from domestic programs and the US military, annual aid to Israel remains intact, and includes an increase of $25 million from last year. …

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