VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 30 July, 2011: Jewish association launches tourism project promoting the West Bank as “part of Israel”

30 July , 2011 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Israeli troops attack 3 non-violent protests in West Bank, injuring four
IMEMC – Sunday July 31, 2011 – 01:09, On Friday four people were injured and four arrested, as Israeli troops attacked anti-wall protests organized in a number of West Bank communities. Protests took place in the central West Bank villages of an-Nabi Saleh, Bil’in, and Nil’in in addition to al-Ma’ssara in the southern West Bank.

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Wikileaks Newslinks 30 July 2011

30 July 2011 — williambowles.info

Zimbabwe: Wikileaks – Zuma Pushing for Commonwealth Readmission
AllAfrica.com
SOUTH African President Jacob Zuma used his facilitation role to push hard for Zimbabwe’s readmission to the Commonwealth at the 2009 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm) held in Port of Spain, Trinadad and Tobago, according to a WikiLeaks …

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NATO Newslinks 30 July 2011

30 July 2011 — williambowles.info

NATO Bombs Libyan Satellite Dishes
Voice of America
July 30, 2011 NATO Bombs Libyan Satellite Dishes VOA News NATO says it has bombed three Libyan satellite dishes in the capital, Tripoli, in an effort to prevent Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi from using television to intimidate civilians. …
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/NATO-Bombs-Libyan-Satellite-Dishes—126448088.html

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Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: July 31, 2011

Stop NATO

  • Libya: The True Costs Of War
  • Americanization And Militarization Of Canadian Foreign Policy
  • NATO Certifies Another Bulgarian Warship For Deployment
  • Uganda: AFRICOM Chief Pledges U.S. Role In Fighting LRA
  • Vermont: NATO Obstacle Course Training For Military ‘Olympics’
  • U.S. Senate Tells Russia To Withdraw Troops From Abkhazia, South Ossetia
  • Chinese Warships Participate In Russian Navy Day Events

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New moves by British parliament to shield the Murdochs By Robert Stephens

30 July 2011 — WSWS

On Friday, members of Parliament’s Commons Culture Select Committee voted against recalling News Corporation Chairman James Murdoch to give more evidence on phone hacking and police corruption. Labour MP Tom Watson had called on Murdoch, the son of international media mogul Rupert Murdoch, and two ex-News of the World executives, former editor Colin Myler and the newspaper’s ex-legal manager Tom Crone, to appear.

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Another Stinging Blow for the Libyan Rebellion By Victor Kotsev

29 July 2011 — Global ResearchAsian Times

The killing of Libyan rebel military commander General Abdel Fattah Younes could lead to a violent split inside anti-government forces and comes as a major rebel offensive is failing to produce significant gains prior to the onset of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan in August when extremely hot weather and all-day fasts makes warfare very difficult and slow.

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El Salvador: The Truth Commission and the Jesuit Massacre

July 29, 2011 — COHA

This analysis was prepared by COHA Research Associate Jennifer Nerby

  • Twenty Salvadoran soldiers await trial in Spain for crimes against humanity perpetrated during the Salvadoran Civil War.
  • The extradition of war criminals to be tried under the Spanish judicial system draws attention to profound weaknesses in Salvadoran trial.
  • A growing number of Salvadorans are beginning to show unease that the nation’s moderate President Mauricio Funes will move the country beyond the social causes of conflict in the 1980s.

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Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: July 30, 2011

30 July 2011 — Stop NATO

  • NATO Armored Vehicle Kills Child, Injures Seven Other Afghans
  • Mongolia: U.S. Leads NATO, Asian NATO Allies In Military Exercise
  • America’s Africa Partnership Station In East Africa
  • Call To Expand American Counterinsurgency Operations In Philippines
  • U.S. Military To Be Based In Australia To Confront China
  • U.S. Could Upgrade Polish Warships For Baltic Sea
  • Bulgaria: Pentagon Continues Upgrading Military Bases
  • U.S. Uses Romanian Air Base To Supply Afghan War

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The Israel Lobby’s Power Comes From the American Ruling Class

30 July 2011 — Al Jazeera

“Prince Walid bin Talal bin Abdelaziz Al-Saud, the second biggest shareholder in News Corporation after Murdoch, recently gave an interview, on his yacht, to the BBC flagship programme Newsnight. The Saudi prince declared himself “a good friend” of Rupert Murdoch and his son James Murdoch (probably the next executive to be charged by the police in the scandal). He defended both men briskly, but in doing so drew attention to the fact that he is the second biggest shareholder in the Murdoch empire, and that the Murdochs were major shareholders in his own Rotana media empire in the Middle East. An unholy alliance, surely? Mr Murdoch is the co-owner, with Prince Walid, of Fox News – one of the most virulently anti-Muslim television stations in the world. The station gives a megaphone to the likes of Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly and Sarah Palin. In the US, Fox’s role was to throw gallons of petrol on the flames Islamophobia which were leading to the burning of the Holy Quran by vigilantes.” Read the full article here

VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 29 July, 2011: Israeli Army Attacks Dutch Music Orchestra with Tear Gas

29 July , 2011 — VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Settlers Attack Internationals With An Iron Bar
IMEMC – Friday July 29, 2011 – 12:12, Three settlers from the illegal West Bank settlement of Havat Maon harassed three Palestinian shepherds and attacked two internationals observers near Mesheha hill. The masked settlers threw stones at the internationals as well as hitting one of them with an iron bar on the head.

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