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Suspend military aid to Israel, Amnesty urges Obama after detailing US weapons used in Gaza

February 23, 2009

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• White phosphorus shells traced back to America • Activists call for arms embargoes on both sides Rory McCarthy in Jerusalem The Guardian, Monday 23 February 2009 Article history Relatives mourn a Palestinian man killed by Israeli soldiers in Gaza, last month. Photograph: Eyad Baba/AP Detailed evidence has emerged of Israel’s extensive use of US-made […]

Once You See What Truly Happened in Gaza, It Will Change You Forever

February 21, 2009

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By Medea Benjamin, AlterNet. Posted February 19, 2009. What I saw was like a form of collective punishment, leaving behind a trail of grieving mothers, angry fathers and traumatized children. When I traveled to Gaza last week, everywhere I went, a photo haunted me. I saw it in a brochure called “Gaza will not die” […]

“The Only Thing That Connected Us to the World Was a Small Radio”

February 13, 2009

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Radio Broadcasts Provide Vital Humanitarian Information to Gazans http://www.internews.org/prs/2009/20090209_gaza.shtm Mohammad Abu Shahmeh/Internews Gazans listen to the radio while taking shelter at the house of Abu Ali. (February 9, 2009) “It was darkness, no electricity, and the only thing that connected us to the world was a small radio. We were more than forty people, men, […]

Irish Citizens call for a boycott of Israel

February 6, 2009

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The following letter was published in a full-page advertisement in The Irish Times on 31 January 2009: The original ad, including signatures may be downloaded here. [PDF] Israel’s bombardment of Gaza killed over 1,300 Palestinians, a third of them children. Thousands have been wounded. Many victims had been taking refuge in clearly marked UN facilities. […]

The BBC’s Nadir

February 6, 2009

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‘The BBC cannot be neutral in the struggle between truth and untruth, justice and injustice, freedom and slavery, compassion and cruelty, tolerance and intolerance.’ Thus read a 1972 internal document called Principles and Practice in News and Current Affairs laying out the guidelines for the BBC’s coverage of conflicts. It appears to affirm that in […]

Shoes Hurled At Israeli Ambassador in Sweden

February 6, 2009

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A woman has thrown a shoe at the Israeli ambassador to Sweden as he was giving a lecture on Israel’s forthcoming elections. The shoe hit Benny Dagan in the chest during a seminar held at the University of Stockholm on Wednesday, a local police official said. Ylva Kornheffer, a board member of the Stockholm Association […]

Open letter to the President of Israel, by Jean-Moïse Braitberg

February 4, 2009

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Date: Sat, Jan 31, 2009 Dear Sir, I am writing to you, to ask you to contact those who are authorized to do so, to remove the name of my grandfather from the memorial at Yad Vashem, which is dedicated to the Jewish victims of National Socialism. It says “Moshe Brajtberg, gassed in 1943 in […]