ICH 25 November 2012: Why Israel Didn’t Win

25 November 2012 Information Clearing House


Why Israel Didn’t Win

By Adam Shatz

The ceasefire agreed by Israel and Hamas in Cairo after eight days of fighting is merely a pause in the Israel-Palestine conflict. – The Palestinians understand that they are no longer facing Israel on their own: Israel, not Hamas, is the region’s pariah.



Pillar of Impotence

By Gilad Atzmon

The Palestinians are stronger than ever while the Jewish State has been exposed as an impotent manic-depressive collective driven by a neurotic and impotent leadership.



Benjamin Netanyahu Is Leading Israel Into Isolation

By Robert Fisk

The man who Benjamin Netanyahu hoped would not win the US presidential election has already promised Israel more cash and hardware. America still stands sentinel from across the seas.



Obama Surrenders To The Israel Lobby


Doesn’t friendship with the people of Israel require you to warn the rulers of that country to come to their senses? How can you be blind to the fact that the security of Israel cannot be assured by the continuous killing of Palestinians?



When Propaganda Masquerades as News

By Prof. James F. Tracy

The fact that much of the American public especially is misinformed or unaware of the profuse atrocities and injustices committed with its tax dollars and tacitly in its name attests to the continued centrality of propaganda.



Can U.S. Citizens End Israel’s Legal Impunity?

By Stephen Zunes

Each time international law has attempted to censure Israel for its recent violations of human rights, the United States has stepped in to stop the process.



Greatest Threat to Democracy

By Paul Balles

I’m tired of an ignorant America that doesn’t know what’s going on in the world and an apathetic America that doesn’t care.



François Hollande Wants to Sponsor Islamic Emirates

By Thierry Meyssan

France claims to be at the forefront of the fight for freedom in Syria. In fact, she brazenly violates the basic principles of international law to fulfill her dream of re-colonization of a country she held from 1923 to 1944.



Petraeus Sex Scandal Covers More Shocking Story

By Barry Sheppard

“I’m going to be honest with you dad. I have killed a lot of men and children. Some that didn’t even do anything for me to kill them. Also some that begged for mercy.



Four More Years: Into Africa

By Conn M. Hallinan

If there is a single characterization of US policy vis-à-vis Africa, it is the increasingly militarization of American diplomacy on the continent.



Are Canadians The 51st American State?

By The Canadian Charger

Canada’s role in the world today as America‘s errand-boy and PM Harper’s government as a right-wing, militaristic, ideologically and theologically driven outfit.



6 Reasons the Fiscal Cliff is a Scam

By James K. Galbraith

The fiscal cliff is a device constructed to force a rollback of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, as the price of avoiding tax increases and disruptive cuts in federal civilian programs and in the military.



23 killed as rebels claim control of Syrian helicopter base near Damascus: Activists:

At least 15 rebels and eight soldiers were killed in the fighting that started a day earlier. Abdul-Rahman and Damascus-based activist Maath al-Shami say rebels destroyed two helicopters with rocket propelled grenades and captured a tank. They say the base houses several radars.



Iran warns Turkey not to deploy Patriot missiles: –

Iran said Turkey’s plans to deploy Patriot defensive missiles near its border with Syria would add to the region’s problems, as fears grow of the Syrian civil war spilling across frontiers.



Russia Sends Warships To Gaza Coast:

“The detachment of combat ships of the Black Sea Fleet, including the Guards missile cruiser Moskva, the patrol ship Smetliviy, large landing ships Novocherkassk and Saratov, the sea tug MB-304 and the big sea tanker Ivan Bubnov”



Israel limits Palestinian access to holy site:

Israel has restricted Palestinian access to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound and arrested six Hamas members, a day after one Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire along the Gaza-Israel border.



Israel eases up some restrictions in Gaza:

Fisherman in Gaza are permitted to sail up to 6 nautical miles from the coast instead of 3 miles, Egyptian Intelligence Chief Ra’afat Shehada told Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, Haaretz said Sunday. Nazar Ayesh, chairman of Gaza‘s fisherman union, called the decision insufficient, saying the limit should be extended to 20 miles, the Israeli daily said.



Fact or propaganda?

Report: Israeli spy satellites spot Iranian ship being loaded with rockets for Gaza:

According to Sunday Times, cargo may include Fajr-5 rockets and Shahab-3 ballistic missiles; Israeli source: Despite cease-fire deal, we will attack any Gaza-bound arms shipment.



Israel may strike at ship allegedly carrying Iranian rockets to Gaza – report:

Israel has reportedly vowed to destroy rockets and other weapons being sent to Gaza by Iran. Tel Aviv issued this threat despite a recent ceasefire following eight days of bitter conflict between Gaza and Israel.



Iran accuses U.S. of airspace violations:

Iran‘s permanent representative at the United Nations has accused the United States of repeated violations of its airspace. In a letter to Ban Ki-moon and the UN Security Council, Mohammad Khazai accused the United States of carrying out “illegal and provocative” operations in the Persian Gulf.



Abbas ‘fully confident’ ahead of UN upgrade bid:

“We are going to the U.N. fully confident in our steps. We will have our rights because you are with us,” he told a crowd of around 1,000 people demonstrating support for the bid to upgrade the Palestinian rank from that of an observer entity to an observer state.



Report: Obama promised Israel he would place US troops in Sinai:

According to the Israeli military intelligence website DEBKAfile, in a conversation with the Israeli regime’s Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, Obama pledged that U.S. troops would soon be en route to the Sinai Peninsula.



Egypt: Country Denies Plans to Deploy U.S Troops in Sinai:

The Egyptian Armed Forces denied Israeli news reports about plans to deploy US forces in Sinai as part of a ceasefire agreement reached between Palestinian movement Hamas and Israel.



Explosion destroys part of Egypt intelligence building in Sinai:

Witnesses from the Egyptian town of Rafah, said that terrible explosion occurred Saturday evening, in the Egyptian military facility belonging to the Egyptian border guards, which is still under construction.



Two explosions rip through Egypt’s Sinai security bases:

Explosions targeted security bases in Sinai on Sunday, left three people injured, according to Egyptian security officials, who speculated militant groups in Sinai could be behind the attack.



Egyptian president says decree granting new powers ‘temporary,’ calls for dialog:

Police used teargas to disperse protesters in Cairo on Sunday, in the third consecutive day of demonstrations against Morsi.



Egypt’s Brotherhood calls for protests, judges urge for strikes

 Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood called for protests across the country on Sunday to support President Mohammed Mursi, while the country’s judges urged for a nationwide strike against a decree they saw as granting Mursi new, extensive powers.



In post-Mubarak Egypt, journalists call for general strike:

Egyptian journalists call for strike to protest guarantees of press freedom in draft constitution, amid political crisis sparked by Morsi decree



Car bomb kills at least 5 at military church in Nigeria – source:

A suicide bomber drove a car full of explosives into a church inside the Jaji military barracks in Nigeria’s northern Kaduna state on Sunday, killing at least five people and wounding dozens more, military sources said.



Congo once more descends into chaos:

Conflict in the Middle East is overshadowing the bloody events in central Africa



Congo officials in peace talks with M23 rebels:

Congolese officials are in talks Sunday with representatives of M23, the rebel group that last week took control of the eastern Congo city of Goma, according to Ugandan officials.



US Cancels Mid East Conference on Nuke-Free Zone:

The US blamed regional turmoil, but it was Israel’s refusal to attend that prompted cancelation



Investigators prepare to exhume Arafat’s body: Ramallah, Occupied West Bank 

 Scientists and legal experts from Switzerland, France and Russia have begun to arrive in the West Bank in order to exhume the body of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.



Three killed in Yemen blast:

At least three people were killed on Saturday night in a bomb attack targeting a religious commemoration in the Yemeni capital.



Iraqi Kurds send more troops into standoff with Iraq army:

Iraq‘s Kurdish region has sent reinforcements to a disputed area where its troops are involved in a standoff with the Iraqi army, a senior Kurdish military official said, despite calls on both sides for dialogue to calm the situation.



Wars have disabled six million Iraqis:

“People with disabilities caused by the three wars Iraq has suffered are estimated at more than 6 million,” according to Raad Abdulhusain who heads the rehabilitation of disabled people in the religious province of Najaf.



Pakistan: Bomb attack on Shi’ite parade kills five:

A bomb attack on a Shi’ite Muslim procession has killed five mourners and wounded more than 80 in northwest Pakistan as Shi’ites mark their holiest day Ashura.



3 killed as sectarian clash tensed in Kabul University :

At least three Kabul University students were killed and ten others wounded as clash heavily originated from religious discrimination flamed among the Sunni and Shiite affiliated students during the Ashura mourning in Kabul University, an official said Sunday.



US occupation force soldier killed in southern Afghanistan:

At least 383 NATO troops including 294 US troops, 44 British troops and 45 soldiers from the other NATO countries have been killed in Afghanistan since the beginning of 2012 in Afghanistan.



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 : 3,230


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001




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