ICH 17/18 November 2012: Targeting Civilians: Israel’s Specialty

18 November 2012 Information Clearing House


Targeting Civilians: Israel’s Specialty

By Steve Lendman

Another potential holocaust looms. Civilians always suffer most. Israel and America willfully target them. It part of the imperial strategy of both countries.



Medics: 5 killed in Gaza airstrikes – Death toll to 48.



“May your children die, you dogs”:

As Gaza burns, Israelis bay for blood in streets of Tel Aviv



These were some of the calls from a group of Israelis demonstrating in favor of Israel’s attack on Gaza in the streets of Tel Aviv last night.



Gaza Battle Everyone’s Battle: Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah


Nasrallah called on Arabs, Muslims, and all the free people in the world to take a real stance with Gaza and the resistance



Dissecting IDF Propaganda:

The Numbers behind the rocket attacks

By Phan Nguyen

How many people have been killed by rocket attacks fromn Gaza. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33062.htm


AIPAC Praises Obama, Senate and House For Backing Israel’s Attack On Gaza


Both Houses of the U.S. Congress unanimously passed resolutions expressing support for Israel.



Stop Pretending the US is an Uninvolved, Helpless Party in the Israeli Assault on Gaza

By Glenn Greenwald

The Obama administration’s unstinting financial, military and diplomatic support for Israel is a key enabling force in the conflict.



France Leads Neocolonial Carve-up of Syria

By Finian Cunningham

What gives these foreign powers the right to subvert a sovereign government is nothing but their own arrogant presumption.



Flirtation is the Least of their Crimes

By Debra Sweet

The actions of both of these men represent the real face of the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan, and they need to be thoroughly investigated, with the aim of keeping criminals like this away from people they could kill.



Obama Administration Must Account to Congress for Targeted Assassinations

By Dennis Kucinich

President Obama maintains a list of alleged militants to be assassinated. Some are US citizens. None will get to plead his case.



Damn Right, George Bush Should Face Criminal Proceedings for Waterboarding

By Katherine Gallagher

How can the man responsible for ordering these heinous crimes, openly enter a country that has pledged to prosecute all torturers regardless of their position and not face legal action? http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33059.htm


Israel kills 40 in Gaza

At least 40 Palestinians and three Israelis have been killed since Israel assassinated Hamasmilitary head on Wednesday 



Israel attack kills 10, destroys Hamas headquarters in Gaza: Israeli strikes on Gaza killed 10 Palestinians and destroyed the Hamas government headquarters on Saturday as Israel called up thousands more reservists for a possible ground war. http://is.gd/s1Ygj1 


List of victims of Israel’s assault on Gaza:

Names of Palestinians killed in the Israeli offensive as of Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=538489 


Hamas militants kill ‘collaborator’ as Israel slams Gaza: Hamas militants from the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades on Friday executed a man on charges of “collaborating” with Israel as warplanes pounded Gaza, Palestinian sources said. http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/58348.aspx 


Israeli military counts 800-plus Gaza airstrikes: Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with more than 180 airstrikes early today, the military said, widening a blistering assault. http://is.gd/0ZeQFj 


“The goal of the operation is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages. Only then will Israel be calm for forty years.” –

Interior Minister Eli Yishai on Israel’s operation in Gaza: http://is.gd/K3AniZ 


Tel Aviv rocket: A statement of defiance from Hamas: Video – The rocket that so panicked bathers on a Tel Aviv beachfront this afternoon we watched a few short moments earlier as it screamed past our office window. A spectacular sight, an unforgettable roar, and an unmistakable statement of defiance from Hamas. http://is.gd/gkiXUU 


Arab League are a sick joke:

Arab leaders to back Gaza against aggression : Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby has pledged to support Palestinians against “Israel’s aggression” and to end the blockade of Gaza during talks between Arab foreign ministers in Cairo. http://is.gd/IjXFkW 


Turkey talks big, does nothing:

Israel will pay price for Gazans’ tears, Erdogan says in Cairo: Israel will sooner or later pay the price for the children killed in the Gaza Strip, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, vowing support for Palestinians. http://is.gd/4PFFQ8 


Thousands protest in Egypt against Israeli attacks on Gaza: Western governments are watching Egypt’s response to the Gaza conflagration for signs of a more assertive stance towards Israel since an Islamist came to power in the Arab world’s most populous nation. http://is.gd/OcN1oQ 


Americans protest Israeli attacks on Gaza: US activists have gathered outside the White House for the second consecutive day to protest against Israeli attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip, Press TV reports. http://is.gd/wGsj5E 


Protesters ask Canada to condemn Israel’s policies: Members of Montreal’s Jewish community gathered in Côte Saint-Luc on Thursday to pray for the dead in Israel. http://is.gd/WfCAmG 


Protest outside Israeli embassy in London: “We are insisting that the British government uphold international law and human rights and tells Israel to end its war now,” she said. http://is.gd/cKOO8r 


Global anti-Israel protests staged as fears of Gaza ground invasion escalate : Pictures: . Thousands of people across the Middle East, the West, and Europe have come out to show their disdain. Yet, some countries remain convinced of Israel’s right to attack. https://rt.com/news/israel-gaza-attack-protests-932/ 


Car Bomb in Iraq Kills 7, Including 3 Iranians: An Iraqi health official says seven people, including three Iranian pilgrims, were killed when an explosives-laden car detonated as they were exiting a rest stop north of Baghdad. http://is.gd/HzPJSJ 


Hezbollah man wanted by US freed from Iraq custody: Iraq freed a jailed Hezbollah commander wanted by the United States on Friday, his lawyer said, returning him home to Lebanon in a move that underscores Washington’s waning influence in Baghdad since last December’s troop pullout. http://is.gd/CV5P4u 


Syria: Rebels Seize Airport Near Iraqi Border: Rebels captured an airport used by Syria‘s military near the Iraqi border on Saturday, activists said, a move which they said would allow them to maintain their hold on the recently seized border town of Albu Kamal. http://is.gd/GcaqZo 


US pushes Syrian Kurds to join Arabs'” rebellion”: Concentrating control in their own areas of northwest Syria, Kurdish leaders have been slow to join the broader rebellion against Assad, preferring to seek greater regional autonomy with Kurds in neighboring Iraq and Turkey. http://is.gd/Dr8xwW 


Syrian opposition member named ambassador to France: France on Saturday welcomed a member of the Syrian opposition as the country’s ambassador, a bold bid to confer legitimacy on the week-old opposition coalition and encourage other Western nations to follow suit. http://is.gd/PHvghM 


German soldiers ‘ready to defend Turkish border’: Report suggested the government was checking the legality of such a posting, ahead of a Turkish request expected on Monday. http://is.gd/ppLTnj 


Terrorists behind Benghazi attack but CIA files were altered, says Petraeus: Former CIA director David Petraeus told US lawmakers during private hearings he believed all along that the September 11 attack on the US consulate in Libya was a terrorist strike, even though the Obama administration initially described it as protests against an anti-Muslim video. http://is.gd/l5J5yW 


US denies visas to Iranian UN delegates:

Tension grows as Tehran accuses US officials of ‘wanting to prevent us interacting and co-operating with the United Nations’ http://is.gd/MGKzkK 


Boots on the ground: Obama’s cybersecurity directive could allow military deployment within the US : The White House is being asked by attorneys to explain a top-secret presidential policy directive signed last month that may allow for the domestic deployment of the US military for the sake of so-called cybersecurity. http://is.gd/aPF5WY 


Sports in the United States now a major part of US Military propaganda: Why is there so much recruitment propaganda on sporting websites that children and young adults frequent? Why are soldiers, sailors and airmen being wheeled out at every single sporting event until sometimes you forget there is a game about to be played. http://is.gd/GObQrj 


Red Cross Spends $181,000 On Soho Grand Hotel Rooms For Sandy Relief Workers (PHOTOS): The American Red Cross has come under fire for its slow response to certain areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, and now critics have a new complaint against the relief organization: It’s paying $181,000 for volunteers to stay at a swanky downtown Manhattan hotel. http://is.gd/evNGnw 


Thousands of Spanish police officers march against austerity : Around 5,000 Spanish police officers marched through the streets of Madrid on Saturday to protest government austerity measures, including frozen pensions and the elimination of their Christmas bonuses. https://rt.com/news/spain-protests-police-austerity-953/


Cost Of War


Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq “1,455,590


Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq: 4,883


Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,229


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001




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