Is a Zionist Connection at Play to Frame Wikileaks’ Assange in Sweden? By John Goss, Rafik Saley, and Okoth Osewe

27 December 2012News Junkie

As  News Junkie Post went live about the deplorable record of Sweden’s Ambassador to Australia Sven-Olof Petersson as a proponent of rendition, a three-month old story about an event to commemorate the holocaust was resurrected in his defense.[i] Continue reading

The US should force Israel into nuclear disarmament – peace activist

25 May, 2010 — RT Top Stories

Israeli human rights and peace activist Gideon Spiro does not doubt the fact that Israel has nuclear weapons. However, according to Spiro, the US has the power to make Israel get rid of its nuclear arsenal.

‘Israel is for all practical purposes the 51st state of the USA. If President Obama is serious about a nuclear free zone in the Middle East, then he has the means to force Israel to get rid of its nuclear weapons. If it is only lip service, then things will continue as they are, the Middle East will enter the nuclear race. It’s only a question of time until everyone has nuclear weapons in this fragile area,’ says Gideon Spiro.

The observer also believes that this is the work of peace activists to ensure that Israel is brought into the regime of nuclear disarmament.

‘What Israel’s authorities are doing with Vanunu is shameful,’ says Mr Spiro, referring to the case of former nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu. The man, claiming his opposition to weapons of mass destruction, spent 18 years in prison for releasing the details of Israeli nuclear weapons program to British press in 1986.

‘Vanunu did a great service to the human race. He deserves the Nobel peace prize and not prison in Israel,’ adds the peace activist.

Israel denies South African nuclear weapons agreement

24 May, 2010 — RT.com

A UK news website claims Israel intended to sell nuclear weapons to apartheid South Africa, but Jerusalem denies the charges.

The Guardian news website, citing the work of an American academic, has reported that declassified South African documents reveal that Israel offered to sell nuclear weapons to the apartheid regime in 1975. The office of Israeli President Shimon Peres, who was defense minister at the time of the alleged agreement, has vehemently denied the claims.

“There exists no basis in reality for the claims published this morning by The Guardian that in 1975 Israel negotiated, with South Africa, the exchange of nuclear weapons,” the president’s office said in a statement.

“Unfortunately, The Guardian elected to write its piece based on the selective interpretation of South African documents and not on concrete facts,” said the statement. “Israel has never negotiated the exchange of nuclear weapons with South Africa.”

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Vanunu Returns To Prison And The End Of Israel’s Nuclear Ambiguity By Eileen Fleming

11 May, 2010 — Countercurrents.org

vanunu.jpgOn May 11, 2010, the Israeli Supreme Court ruled that Mordechai Vanunu, will “serve a three-month jail sentence handed to him by Jerusalem District Court and not community service.”[1]

The ‘justices’ refused Vanunu’s offer to do community service in occupied east Jerusalem, because they do not view that side of town to be a part of their community.

On April 30, 2007, the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court, convicted Vanunu on 14 [out of 21] counts of violating a court order prohibiting him from speaking to foreign journalists in 2004. Vanunu was also convicted for traveling the four miles from Jerusalem to Bethlehem when he hoped to attend Christmas Eve mass at the Church of the Nativity, his first Christmas after being released from 18 years in jail [most of it in solitary] on April 21, 2004.

On July 2, 2007, Israel sentenced Vanunu to six more months in jail for speaking to foreign media in 2004.

On September 23, 2008, the Jerusalem District Court reduced Vanunu’s sentence to three months, “In light of (Vanunu’s) ailing health and the absence of claims that his actions put the country’s security in jeopardy.” [2]

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ICH 24 February, 2010: Explosive News

Gates Calls European Mood a Danger to Peace By BRIAN KNOWLTON
Mr. Gates’s blunt comments came just three days after the coalition government of the Netherlands collapsed in a dispute over keeping Dutch troops in Afghanistan. It now appears almost certain that most of the 2,000 Dutch troops there will be withdrawn this year. And polls show that the Afghanistan war has grown increasingly unpopular in nearly every European country.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24851.htm

Marja Offensive Aimed to Shape U.S. Opinion on War By Gareth Porter
Senior military officials decided to launch the current U.S.-British military campaign to seize Marja in large part to influence domestic U.S. opinion on the war in Afghanistan.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24850.htm

Marjah: ‘This is not Fallujah’ By Eric Walberg
So says McChrystal as the US surge goes full steam ahead in Marjah – a new “gentler” war.

Marjah also represents the US project of replacing the UN with NATO as the world’s peacekeeper. The coalition of almost 60 nations is pursuing an illegal war launched by the US , with the UN — the only legitimate forum for world peacekeeping — now in tow solely as window dressing.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24854.htm

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A Sunday With Vanunu By Eileen Fleming

16 June, 2009 – Countercurrents.org

Occupied East Jerusalem, June 15, 2009 – Mordechai Vanunu and I, first crossed paths on the first day of summer in 2005, which was five days before my return to the USA from my first 16 Days in Israel Palestine [1]

On my last evening of my seventh trip to occupied east Jerusalem, Vanunu and I had a drink at the American Colony. Vanunu had a Taybeh beer, which is produced in the last remaining self-sufficient and last remaining Christian village in the entire West Bank.

I ordered a Vodka tonic and Vanunu warned me, that I should never have more than one shot a day. I replied, it was only my first and I had my last in the taxi on my way to Ben Gurion Airport. I knew it would be hours before I cleared SECURITY and the game we played had gotten tiresome for me- and I imagine it a death unto them who make a paycheck for interrogating those who are Telling the Truth at Ben Gurion… [2]

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