Monday, October 23, 2006

Meanwhile in Palestine

Israeli troops kill seven Palestinians, wound 14 in northern Gaza: Israeli troops shot and killed seven Palestinians, including three brothers and two of their cousins, in the northern Gaza Strip on Monday

Abbas says Gaza deaths are massacre: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday condemned the IDF's killing of six Palestinians in the northern Gaza Strip, describing the incident as a "criminal massacre."

Extreme right-winger to join Israeli government: A FAR-RIGHT politician dubbed "the most dangerous politician in the history of Israel" because of his anti-Arab and authoritarian views last night looked set to join the Israeli government.

Israel Downplays Russia’s Comments on Hamas: Israel’s prime minister on Sunday downplayed the Russian foreign minister’s comments that it was “unrealistic” to demand that Hamas immediately recognize Israel and disarm, the Associated Press news agency reports.

Michael Phillips: Under Occupation: An American who was kidnapped in West Bank shares his experiance

Peace, Propaganda & The Promised Land: This video carefully analyzes and explains how--through the use of language, framing and context--the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza remains hidden in the news media, and Israeli colonization of the occupied terrorities appears to be a defensive move rather than an offensive one.

Mossad angry over British espionage series? : British daily 'The Sunday Express' reports senior Israeli agents arrived in London to view episode of BBC drama 'Spooks' where Mossad agents are depicted shooting bound prisoners in the back

Eight more doctors suspected of illegal human experiments : Eight more doctors from the Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot and the Hartzfeld Geriatric Hospital in Gedera are suspected of involvement in experiments on human beings, Chief Superintendent Meir Cohen, told the Knesset Labor and Welfare Committee on Monday.

Olmert: Our soldiers will be trained to face Iranian "threat:" . Our soldiers will be trained to face all the threats against Israel, topped by the Iranian threat. We have already begun the work."

Palestinian Fatah official shot dead: A member of the Palestinian security services has been killed in Gaza during clashes with forces loyal to the Hamas-led government.

Palestinian Prime Minister unscathed after militants open fire on his convoy in Gaza : Haniyeh had just finished making a speech at a Gaza mosque, where he said that his movement would reject any moves by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to call fresh elections or sack the Islamist government as a way to break a political deadlock.

Why Israel should grab Hamas' truce offer: Hamas is the only party now in Palestine that has the legitimacy and the capacity to enforce a truce with Israel. Such a truce would likely generate strong pressures from its Palestinian constituency to keep moving in the direction of a permanent peace agreement.

Peace Now: 43% of illegal squatter camps are built on stolen Palestinian land : According to a survey by Peace Now, some parts of 75 of the 102 outposts in the West Bank are on private Palestinian land. The survey, carried out by the organization's settlement monitoring team, found that the total area of the outposts is 16,196 dunams, out of which about 43 percent are on private Palestinian land (6,986 dunams);

Talks Could Lead to Israeli Approval of Illegal West Bank Squatter Outposts: Illegal squatter outposts in the West Bank would get official government approval under a deal Israel's defense minister is working out, government officials and squatters said Thursday.

Furor Over Carter’s South Africa Analogy : Use of the word — apartheid — and some of the book’s content are quickly leaking out, and Jewish Democrats were scrambling this week to limit the impact on closely fought congressional races only weeks away.

Jewish political partisans in U.S.: In their campaigns for the Jewish vote on Nov. 7, Republicans are pitching support for Israel and anti-terrorism, as they have for years. Democrats are reminding voters of the party’s traditional support for Israel but are emphasizing health care, keeping church separate from state and supporting reproductive rights, as they have for years.

Carter Book Slaps Israel With ‘Apartheid’ Tag, Provides Ammo to GOP : As Republicans step up their efforts to paint Democrats as increasingly hostile toward Israel, former President Jimmy Carter is releasing a book on the Middle East, titled “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.”

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