VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 30 July 2013: Israel advises Sri Lanka on slow-motion genocide

30 July 2013 — VTJP


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Kerry appoints former pro-Israel lobbyist to oversee peace talks
IMEMC – On Monday [July 29], US Secretary of State John Kerry named Martin Indyk as the administration’s special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Indyk, 62, who is Jewish, has worked for AIPAC, a pro-Israel lobby group, and he helped found the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP), a think tank that has been critisied for being a part of the pro-Israel lobby. … 

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Syria Newslinks 8 March 2012: Syria: Straining credulity?

8 March 2012 10:38:55 — williambowles.info

Maybe updated as the day wears on…

‘We support Syria but don’t send them arms’ – Iranian deputy FM
Russiatoday.ru Today at 11:54
Syria is an important state in the resistance axis against US-Israeli domination and Iran would not allow America to use unrest in the country to upset the balance of power in the region, says an Iranian Deputy Foreign…

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Run-up to proxy war over Syria By M K Bhadrakumar

6 February 2012 — Asia Times

If a date needs to fixed marking the end of “post-Soviet era” in world politics, it might fall on February 4, 2012. Russia and China’s double veto of the Arab League resolution on Syria in the United Nations Security Council constitutes a watershed event.

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My New Year Wish List for 2012 By Satya Sagar

27 December 2011

  1. Barack Obama returns his Nobel Peace Prize and confesses to the world he is after all a closet zombie and Hillary a vampire. Continue reading this...
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Was Mossad using Fox and Werritty as ‘useful idiots’? Ex-Ambassador reveals how links made by ‘advisers’ set alarm bells ringing By Craig Murray

15 October 2011 — Daily Mail

The real reason Liam Fox had to resign was not a grubby little money scandal about firms funding Adam Werritty as he jetted round the world with the Defence Secretary. It was much more important, and much worse, than that.

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Wikileaks Newslinks 8-9 October 2011

9 October 2011 — williambowles.info

Blake wooed genocidal Sri Lanka Army to help Afghan war says Wikileaks
Sri Lanka Guardian
Earlier Wikileaks documents have revealed how an international orchestration was masterminded by the US for the Vanni war that ended up in genocide and paved way for the on-going structural genocide of the nation of Lankan Tamils. …

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IPS Weekly, 13 December, 2010: CLIMATE CHANGE: Summit Ends Without Solving Emissions Puzzle

13 December, 2010 — IPS

CLIMATE CHANGE: Emissions Punted to Durban, Breakthrough Seen on Forests
Stephen Leahy* – IPS/TerraViva
CANCÚN, Mexico, Dec 11 – If success is measured by delaying difficult decisions, then the Cancún climate meeting succeeded by deferring crucial issues over financing and new targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the next Conference of the Parties meeting a year from now in Durban, South Africa.

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Wikileaks News Roundup for 2 December, 2010

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IPS Weekly 26 July, 2010: UN Chief Defends Against Attack on Leadership

26 July, 2010 — Inter Press Service

MALAWI: Government Money-Saving Measure Costs Traders Dearly
Claire Ngozo
LILONGWE, Jul 26 – The Malawian government?s new cost-cutting prohibition on the hosting of conferences, training sessions and workshops on the shores of Lake Malawi has hit small-scale merchants who ply their trade on the roadsides and beaches of the fresh-water lake.

SRI LANKA: War Over, But Women Wage Battle For Survival

Amantha Perera
VAHARAI, Sri Lanka, Jul 25 – It was a typically hot, humid day in this eastern coastal village. The sun burned down from a cloudless sky, roasting the skin as an angry sea breeze swatted the faces of the few foolish enough to venture out onto the deserted main road that runs through town.

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IPS Weekly, 6 July, 2010: U.N. Chief Heading for New Brawl over Sri Lanka Panel

SRI LANKA: After Decades of Bloodshed, Home Calls
Amantha Perera
PERIYAPILLUMALLAI, Sri Lanka, Jul 6 – For almost two decades, Athanayakemudiyanselage Punchibanda lived without hope of ever returning here to his native village.

Gender Meet Ends on High Note with New “U.N. Women”
Hannah Rubenstein
UNITED NATIONS, Jul 2 – Nearly 50 government delegations spent the past week at U.N. headquarters in New York hashing over the progress that has been made and challenges that remain in pursuing gender parity worldwide, one of the crucial elements of the Millennium Development Goals.

U.N. Chief Heading for New Brawl over Sri Lanka Panel
Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS, Jul 2 – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is heading for a second round of political brawling with the powerful 118-member Non- Aligned Movement (NAM) over his decision to appoint a panel of experts to advise him on possible violations of humanitarian law by the Sri Lankan military during the concluding stages of its war against Tamil separatists last May.

RIGHTS: Poor Foreigners Working Like “Modern Slaves” in Mauritius
Nasseem Ackburally
PORT LOUIS, Jul 2 – Workers from Bangladesh have helped Mauritius to achieve the economic success and world market share that the Indian Ocean island state boasts about. But many live and work in conditions described as akin to “modern slavery”, apart from facing discrimination, the denial of labour rights and even violence.

‘This Is Worse Than Guantanamo’
Pavol Stracansky
BRATISLAVA, Jul 2 – A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner at a refugee detention centre in Slovakia has said he is prepared to die in hunger strike after living five months in conditions he says are worse than in the infamous U.S. prison.

PERU: ‘Don’t Minimise’ Impacts of Amazon Oil Spill
Milagros Salazar
LIMA , Jul 1 – Pluspetrol’s Jun. 19 petroleum spill has left the Marañón River, in the Peruvian Amazon, with oil and grease levels thousands of times greater than the maximum allowed for human consumption, affecting more than 4,000 local residents.

KENYA: Tradition an Obstacle to Maternal Health
Isaiah Esipisu
Jul 1 – Their kangas and heavy bead necklaces are the only colour in an arid landscape. The weary women waiting outside the Kangatotha dispensary have walked up to 50 kilometres to receive food aid; now they will walk home carrying their share.

BRAZIL: Belo Monte Dam Means Floods for Some, Drought for Others
Mario Osava
ALTAMIRA, Brazil, Jul 1 – “There will be two years of abundance, and then famine,” says Brazilian indigenous leader José Carlos Arara, laying bare his opinion of the promises that the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam will not alter the living conditions of the people in this part of the eastern Amazon.

Talks Hit a Rock Called East Jerusalem
Analysis by Jerrold Kessel and Pierre Klochendler
SILWAN, Occupied East Jerusalem, Jun 30 – The sound of stun grenades and gunfire resounded through this embattled Palestinian neighbourhood. Amidst increased tension over plans to tighten Israel’s grip over the occupied eastern part of the city, Israeli border police and Palestinian youths confronted each other all through Sunday night. Dozens of Palestinians were wounded, mostly from tear gas inhalation; six policemen were hurt by stones.

Iranian Diaspora Struggles to Find Unified Voice
Barbara Slavin
WASHINGTON, Jun 29 – Iranians should be forgiven for not coming out en masse to demonstrate on the anniversary of their disputed presidential elections.

Unmanned Drones – Targeted Killing vs. “Collateral Murder”
Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS, Jun 29 – When a Pakistani-U.S. national pleaded guilty last week to a failed attempt to detonate explosives packed in a vehicle in the heart of New York City, he admitted that one of the reasons he targeted the busy Times Square neighbourhood was to “injure and kill” as many people as possible.

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