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GAZA AFTERMATH MAY IMPACT ISRAEL OIL PIPE DEVELOPMENT

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 21, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

by Benoit Faucon – Dow Jones Newswires

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ISRAEL’S FRIENDS CANNOT JUSTIFY THIS SLAUGHTER

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 19, 2009

Monday, 19 January 2009

by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

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AHMADINEJAD CONGRATULATES HAMAS ON ‘VICTORY’ (Iran)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 19, 2009

1330 PST, Monday, January 19, 2009

The International News

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OBAMA SUCKED INTO MIDEAST CAULDRON FROM DAY ONE

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 19, 2009

1340 PST, Monday, January 19, 2009

The International News

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FRESH EVIDENCE OF ISRAELI PHOSPHORUS USE IN GAZA EMERGES

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 17, 2009

Saturday 17 January 2009 00.18 GMT

by Richard Norton-Taylor

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ISRAEL ACCUSED OF WAR CRIMES

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 15, 2009

Thursday, 15 January 2009

by Donald Macintyre and Kim Sengupta in Jerusalem

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U.N. HQ AND REFUGEE COMPOUND HIT BY ISRAELIS (Palestine – Gaza)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 15, 2009

Thursday, 15 January 2009

The Belfast Telegraph

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THE WEST BANK: WE’RE ALL HAMAS NOW – SUPPORTERS OF FATAH UNITE BEHIND ENEMY – MAHMOUD ABBAS’S POPULARITY HAS BEEN CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE OF THE GAZA INVASION

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 10, 2009

Friday, 9 January 2009

by Ben Lynfield in Ramallah

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ANTI-SEMITIC THREATS UP IN GERMANY AND SWITZERLAND

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 9, 2009

Jan 7, 2009 23:14

by Benjamin Weinthal – Post Correspondent in Berlin

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AID AGENCIES SLAM ISRAEL OVER GAZA – UN AGENCY HALTS OPERATIONS IN PROTEST AFTER TWO DRIVERS ARE KILLED DURING CEASEFIRE, WHILE RED CROSS DISCOVERS ‘HOUSE OF HORRORS’

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 8, 2009

January 09, 2009 – 09:15 AM

by Martin Fletcher and Philippe Naughton

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ISRAEL JUGGLES AIRSTRIKES AND PEACE TALKS IN GAZA

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 8, 2009

10:54AM Thursday Jan 08, 2009

Associated Press

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ANTI-JEWISH VIOLENCE IN EUROPE

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 7, 2009

January 6, 2009

Associated Press

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GAZA CONFLICT DRIVES OIL PRICE ABOVE US$48 A BARREL

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 7, 2009

Wednesday January 7, 2009

by Loong Tse Min

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BLOOD AND TERROR IN GAZA

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 7, 2009

Tuesday, 06 Jan, 2009 – 09:09 AM

PST

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WAR ON TERROR FAILED — ISRAEL PLEASE NOTE

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 7, 2009

January 06, 2009 – Tuesday – Muharram 08, 1430

by Gary Younge

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AL-QAEDA SNIFFS OPPORTUNITY IN GAZA

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 6, 2009

Jan 7, 2009

by Syed Saleem Shahzad

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GAZA CONFLICT ‘FULL-BLOWN’ HUMANITARIAN CRISIS

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 6, 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 – 13:28

Reuters

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A COMMON ENEMY – ISRAEL

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 6, 2009

January 6, 2009

by Fred Hubner

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Not being an Arab, a Muslin or a Christian and coming from a Jewish family inquisitorially converted to Christendom some five centuries ago, I feel free to admit that the present events promoted Israel as the one and only enemy of all Arab nations. I also feel free to point an accusing finger to all Arab nations, which criminally just stand by while the open extermination of the Palestinians happens right before their guilty eyes. I also feel pretty much at ease accusing the United Nations for doing nothing, thanks, for so many decades. I also accuse my goverment, Bush’s still lingering ineptness and all previous administratrions for the idea that we should, out of ‘good will’, sell weapons to such a belligerent and criminal state such as Israel’s. So yes, there’s Palestinian blood and guts in the hands of every citizen in the world. So yes, from now on Israel must be seen for what it is … a criminal state and a threat to human kind. So yes, henceforth, Israel is the enemy of all other nations be them Arabs, Christians, Americans, Muslins … and including conscientious Jews.

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BEGETTING VIOLENCE (The Israeli invasion of Palestine)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 6, 2009

January 5, 2009

by Rami G. Khouri

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PROTESTS ERUPT AGAINST ISRAELI INCURSION

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 5, 2009

07:39:00 01/05/2009

Reports from AP and AFP – Philippine Daily Inquirer

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ISRAEL IS IN DANGER OF FIGHTING THE LAST WAR, NOT THE NEXT ONE – AS LONG AS ISRAEL OCCUPIES THE WEST BANK, PALESTINE WILL BE ARABS’ SORE TOOTH

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 5, 2009

Monday, 5 January 2009

by Bruce Anderson

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PITY THE POOR NEOCONS – ALL THE NEOCONS HAVE LEFT – NOW IS TO CHEER THE ISRAELI AIR FORCE AS IT, IN EFFECT, SHOOTS FISH IN A BARREL, I.E. BLASTING AWAY AT SELECTED PALESTINIAN TARGETS INSIDE THE CROWDED CONFINES OF GAZA, KILLING MORE THAN 400 PEOPLE, INCLUDING MANY CHILDREN AND OTHER CIVILIANS, OVER THE PAST WEEK

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 4, 2009

2009-01-03

by Robert Parry

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HOW HYPOCRISY ON ‘TERRORISM’ KILLS

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 4, 2009

2009-01-01 10:45:56

by Robert Parry

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WAR PASSES: THE CLIMATE IS FOR EVER – WE HUMANS ARE BETTER AT DEALING WITH CRISES THAN LONG-TERM PROBLEMS. THE FUTURE COULD JUDGE US HARSHLY

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 4, 2009

Sunday, 4 January 2009

by Tom Burke (Co-founder of E3G and a visiting professor at Imperial and University colleges, London)

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ISRAEL INVADES GAZA: HEAVY FIGHTING AS TANKS CROSS BORDER – ARMOUR AND INFANTRY, BACKED BY JETS AND HELICOPTERS, LAUNCH OPERATION TO SEIZE HAMAS ROCKET SITES, AS MILIBAND DECLARES URGENT NEED FOR IMMEDIATE CEASEFIRE

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 4, 2009

Sunday, 4 January 2009

by Donald Macintyre and Kim Sengupta in Jerusalem

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SHALON

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OFENSIVA ISRAELENSE EM GAZA: PELO MENOS 25% DOS MORTOS SÃO CIVIS (Israel)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 1, 2009

01/01/2009

Cruzeiro On Line

PUBLISHED BY ‘JORNAL CRUZEIRO DO SUL’ (Brazil)

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AUSTRÁLIA DARÁ A GAZA US$ 3,5 MILHÕES EM AJUDA – COMUNICADO CONDENA O LANÇAMENTO DE FOGUETES SOBRE O SUL DE ISRAEL

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 1, 2009

01/01/2009 – 05h59min

E.F.E.

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CONSELHO DE SEGURANÇA DA ONU DISCORDA SOBRE TRÉGUA EM GAZA – ESBOÇO DE RESOLUÇÃO PROPOSTO PELA LÍBIA NÃO FOI ACEITO (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 1, 2009

01/01/2009 – 08h15min

A Notícia

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‘NOTHING JUSTIFIES WORLD’S FAILURE TO HOLD ISRAEL BACK’ (Jordan)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 1, 2009

Thursday, January 1st, 2009, 3:06 am ET

WAM/TF

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WHERE WILL PALESTINE’S SUPPORTERS BE WHEN THE GUNS FALL SILENT?

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 1, 2009

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Editorial

PUBLISHED BY ‘THE DAILY STAR’ (Lebanon)

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THE SELF DELUSION THAT PLAGUES BOTH SIDES IN THIS BLOODY CONFLICT – ISRAEL HAS NEVER WON A WAR IN A BUILT-UP CITY, THAT’S WHY THREATS OF ‘WAR TO THE BITTER END’ ARE NONSENSE

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 1, 2009

Wednesday, 31 December 2008

by Robert Fisk

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IRAN URGES ARABS TO ACT ON GAZA

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 31, 2008

December 30, 2008

Al Jazeera and agencies

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CUBA CONDEMNS ISRAELI ATTACK ON GAZA

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 31, 2008

Havana. December 29, 2008

Granma

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MOTTAKI LIKENS CARNAGE IN GAZA TO BOSNIAN GENOCIDE – THE ZIONIST REGIME’S RECENT CRIMINAL ACTS AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF GAZA ARE UNDOUBTEDLY ACTS OF GENOCIDE SIMILAR TO THE ONE COMMITTED BY THE SERB FORCES IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, IRAN’S FOREIGN MINISTER MANOUCHEHR MOTTAKI STATED ON TUESDAY (Iran)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 31, 2008

News Code : TTime- 185978 – Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tehran Times Political Desk

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MARKET STUMBLES ON MIDEAST VIOLENCE

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 31, 2008

30 Dec, 2008, 13:31 hrs IST

Associated Press

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ISRAEL IGNORES ITS OWN HISTORY IN GAZA

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 31, 2008

Wednesday, December 31

by Rami G. Khouri – Daily Star Staff

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FOR HAMAS, LOGIC LED TO CEASE-FIRE’S END

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 31, 2008

December 30, 2008

by Stephen Farrell

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BETHLEHEM, GAZA, AND MASSACRES OF THE DEFENSELESS

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 30, 2008

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling

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THE TRUE STORY BEHIND THIS WAR IS NOT THE ONE ISRAEL IS TELLING

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 29, 2008

Monday, 29 December 2008

by Johann Hari

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LIVNI, KADIMA AND CHRISTMAS TIMES

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 29, 2008

 

 

LIVNI, KADIMA AND CHRISTMAS TIME

 

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E TOME SAPATO NA CABEÇA

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 26, 2008

16/12/2008 – 08:17

Redação Diário de Natal – G1

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MARY, JOSEPH AND THEIR DONKEY AT THE GAZA STRIP IN DECEMBER 2008

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 25, 2008

24 Dec 2008

 
 

 

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BLAIR, HEAD OF WORLD BANK, IMF, WARN ISRAEL AGAINST RESTRICTIONS CASH FLOW TO GAZA

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 16, 2008

3:25 AM EST, December 15, 2008

by Karin Laub – Associated Press Writer

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KUWAIT TAKES SWIPE AT ISRAELI RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN PALESTINE

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 10, 2008

Monday, December 6th, 2008

PUBLISHED BY ‘THE ARAB TIMES’ (Kuwait)

GENEVA, Dec 6, (KUNA): Kuwait condemned late Friday Israel’s human rights violations in Palestinian territories and its failure to include these violations in the reports submitted to the international community. This came during an interjection by Kuwait’s permanent mission to the UN in Geneva, made by Councellor Najib Al-Bader, during a work-team session of the Universal Periodic Review stemming from the Human Rights Council, tasked with reviewing a report submitted by Israel. Al-Bader said the report was void of any indication at the legal rights of the Palestinian people and overlooked all resolutions of the Human Rights Council and other international agencies.

He added that Israelis denied the Palestinians the right to determine their fate despite the fact that this right had been acknowledged by the UN’s Security Council and General Assembly, as well as the International Court of Justice and Israel itself. The Kuwaiti diplomat emphasized that enabling the Palestinians to determine their fate and establish an independent state on territories occupied since 1967 would provide basic guarantees for boosting human rights and consolidating global peace and security. He called for including a recommendation pertaining to this issue in the report.

Moreover, Al-Bader noted the suffering of Arab prisoners in Israeli jails, whom he said were held under harsh circumstances, while also speaking of the deteriorating health conditions of those hailing from the occupied Syrian Golan Heights held in Israeli prisons. He called for issuing a recommendation in the report over the importance of implementing all resolutions of the Human Rights Council related to the release of Syrian prisoners held in Israeli jails and ending occupation of the Golan Heights. The Universal Period Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all 192 UN member states once every four years. The UPR is a state-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each state to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfill their human rights obligations. As one of the main features of the council, the UPR is designed to ensure equal treatment for every country when their human rights situations are assessed.

Meanwhile, Kuwait deplored late Friday all acts of piracy and armed robberies against the ships off the Somali coast and urged the international community to join forces to eradicate the scourge. Addressing the General Assembly as it met to discuss the “Oceans and the Law of the Sea,” Kuwaiti diplomat Mohammed Al-Zo’bi emphasized the importance Kuwait attaches to the subject of oceans and the law of the sea. He said he was concerned at the increase in piracy and armed robberies against ships, specifically the recent hijacking of the Saudi tanker off the coast of Somalia, and stated that such activity threatened trade and maritime navigation, and jeopardized the lives of the crews on board.

In that regard, he commended the Security Council for its adoption of resolution 1864 earlier this month, which focused on strengthening global efforts to combat piracy off Somalia’s coast and expanding the mandate of state and regional organizations working with Somali officials towards that goal. He said that protecting the marine environment and its natural resources was also of utmost importance to Kuwait and called for a more integrative approach to expanded research and measures aimed at preserving the biodiversity of oceans and seas from the impact of manmade and natural climate change.

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INTERFAITH DIALOGUE, HYPOCRISY AND PRIVATE LIVES (Lebanon)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 8, 2008

Monday, December 08, 2008

Talal Nizameddin wrote this article for THE DAILY STAR (Lebanon)

PUBLISHED BY ‘THE DAILY STAR’ (Lebanon)

First person by Talal Nizameddin

I am suffering from a total state of agnosia. Is this the same Michel Aoun who angrily vowed that he would break the head of the Syrian regime? Is this the same Syrian regime that pacified the Lebanese Army soldiers fighting under Aoun’s command and waged a ruthless campaign for 15 years to marginalize the idealistic Free Patriotic Movement supporters? At least I am almost sure that I haven’t been afflicted by amnesia. I remember when the Lebanese felt the thrill of defiance when they beeped their car horns driving through the Nahr al-Kalb tunnel leading to Jounieh from Beirut.

Letting bygones be bygones and forgiveness is a treasured feature of human nature and being an optimist, I say whatever breaks the ice and allows people to move on from a painful past should be welcomed with open hearts. But the process of forgiveness is a long and arduous one. In Judaism, Christianity and Islam it must begin with honesty, leading to confession and then as a final step absolution becomes meaningful. On a human level, in a one-to-one conflict, a discussion must take place that expresses the pain of each side so that there is an understanding of the hopes and fears of the other side before saying sorry reaches a level beyond words and touches the human within us.

It is said that since the end of the Cold War we have been living in the age of the clash of civilizations and the dialogue of faiths. In the Western and pro-Israeli media, Islam is the culprit, with the image of bloodthirsty mad Muslims rampaging through Mumbai killing randomly all those around them the latest episode of terror that does nothing to the great religion they claim to be fighting for. Among Arabs and Muslims it is the Jews who have manipulated the Holocaust tragedy to inflict suffering on Palestinians and Arabs. The Christian West is also blamed for a low-burning decadence that over time has led to the collapse of the world financial markets due to greed and the neglect of the poverty and misery of the so-called Third World.

What is strikingly noticeable about Aoun’s visit is the tour of the historic churches of Syria. The message clearly states that Christianity is safe from the harm of Muslim fanatics in secular Syria. But the manipulation of the clash of civilizations idea has been even better fine-tuned because there is now a distinction between Sunni Islam and Shiite Islam that has been dispersed in our media outlets like a wave of cluster bombs. Thus we have inter and intra-civilization clashes if we are to believe our political experts and TV commentators. Aoun and his supporters have played further on Lebanese Christian emotions, maliciously highlighting the difference between the Shiites, true Lebanese patriots who are fighting Israeli occupation and the Sunnis, bad people who are paid by the Saudis to turn Lebanon into a Wahhabi extension. Even by local standards Lebanese politics has descended to a truly low level.

In fact, the Saudi monarch courageously endorsed a United Nations gathering to promote dialogue among the world’s great religions despite criticisms from no other than Aoun and his comrades in March 8. Despite the good intentions, the Saudis may however be wasting their time. By entering into such discussions the world risks mirroring the same Lebanese facade that religious belief somehow lies at the source of conflict. It evades the powerful economic explanations and the fact that there is a huge gap in wealth between states and between individuals in the world we live in. It also, and just as importantly, diverts attention from the lack of representation, the lack of personal freedoms and the lack of human rights most people in the world endure on a daily basis. Blatant injustice, economic and political, creates extremism and not religions.

The West should not feel too self-satisfied about its state when there are calls for more social justice and greater freedoms. In Britain, as an example of an advanced European country, the state has been shown to fail time and time again in protecting children with one in four children according to a recent study suffering from sexual abuse. Crime is rampant and ethics are barely visible in the business and political realms. As in the United States, a philosophy of “grabbing hands grab what they can” has reigned for decades. Support for oppressive regimes, particularly here in the Middle East, is justified in the name of good diplomacy but the arming of parties fuelling regional conflicts is also considered good business sense.

If most sensible people agree that finding a solution to the Palestinian problem, which has nothing to do with religion, will make the Middle East and the world a better place, why on earth has it been so difficult for the world’s only superpower to convince Israel to accept a neighboring viable Palestinian state on the West Bank and Gaza? If the United States is truly a democracy, then I must concur with the people I despise the most, the religious fanatics, that blaming the elected leader of the United States is futile because the American people must shoulder their moral responsibility to force their government into a strategic change in their approach. The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is a political problem with a human dimension. It is simply about national self-determination and not religious fanaticism or civilizational clashes. Palestinians and Jews belong to the same religious family chart, whether they like to admit or not although undoubtedly their historic experiences have diverged.

Nowhere has the mythology of sectarian and religious warfare been more prevalent than in Lebanon. I am still surprised how many Western observers take for granted the cliches about Muslim-Christian divisions characterizing Lebanese society. In reality, Lebanon is more of a clan-based system, with chiefs of clans or communities often but not necessary being defined by their religious beliefs. It just so happens that the sect is an important form of self-identification that is manipulated for conflicts, whether it is over land or political power. That is why within Lebanese sects there are often more than one chief. Take the Maronites as an example of multiple chiefs or zaims, Suleiman Franjieh, Samir Geagea, Michel Aoun, Amin Gemayel and Dori Chamoun all godfathering their own loyal communities. Even the ideological Hizbullah recognizes the need to respect the independence of the unruly clans of Baalbek in return for acknowledgement.

In Lebanon inter-communal relations and divisions are far more complex than simple religious divides. The downside of this system is that the individual is forced into belonging into a clan, because the collective of clans are far more powerful than the formal state. Only the community can protect the individual. In Lebanon, individuals do not have private lives, as is the case in the West, because they are the property of the family, the village, the community. The pattern is the same among all of Lebanese sects. But then again, free from the regional political conflicts, the interference from outside and the flaws in the internal political system, why should we accept that the community is a lesser entity than the state in its value?

Some Western political theorists have even called for a return to communalism as a result of the social failures of the modern state. The Lebanese model offers the opportunity of creating a political system that safeguards communities and also protects the rights of individuals living within them because the hypocritical and simply false pretense of a unified centralized state has been unworkable and shows no signs of succeeding. The Lebanese want their personal liberty, social justice and their community at one and the same time. It is no easy task but where there is a will there is a way and Lebanon could present the world with an example to be emulated around the world. Lebanon’s greatness and loyalty from its citizens could be reinforced by the historic achievement of harmonious and fraternal communal cohabitation. The first step is liberation from the old slogans and working for the common good without playing on communal fears to achieve personal ambitions. When a zaim such as Aoun tours with an open heart the various neighborhoods of Beirut rather than the churches of Syria we would have began reaching the final step toward that sacred goal.

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1000 JEWISH EXTREMISTS ATTACK HEBRON PALESTINIANS – Tel Aviv under alert as Israel assassinates Palestinian fighter, blocks humanitarian aid to Gaza

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 3, 2008

First Published 2008-12-02

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HEBRON, West Bank – At least 13 Palestinians were wounded overnight as more than 1,000 ultra-nationalist Israelis hurled rocks at residents, homes and police jeeps in the Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron which under Israeli occupation.

The rioting broke out as rumours spread that security forces were set to evict 100 Jewish settlers from a house the Israeli high court has ordered evacuated.

Young settlers, backed by right-wing supporters hurled rocks for several hours at Palestinian homes and police vehicles.

At least 13 Palestinians were wounded and significant damage was caused to homes in Hebron, medics and witnesses said.

In the northern West Bank, dozens of settlers clashed with Palestinians and border police, and blocked roads in a show of support for the Israelis living in the Palestinian Hebron house.

The Israeli High Court on November 16 ordered the settlers to leave the Hebron house in which they have lived since March 2007, but security forces have not enforced the order to date.

The settlers insist they have bought the house, but the court said the sale was not completed.

The settlers have been involved in several clashes since the eviction order was issued, and have desecrated a mosque and a Muslim cemetery.

With more than 170,000 Palestinian residents, Hebron is the largest city in the Israeli-occupied West Bank apart from annexed Arab east Jerusalem.

It has long been a flashpoint because of a settler enclave of around 600 hardline Jews in the heart of the city, and a further 6,500 settlers living in Kiryat Arba on the outskirts.

Tel Aviv under alert

Israeli police were on high alert Tuesday in Tel Aviv following fears of a Palestinian attack, a police source said, as citizens were warned to steer clear of the city until further notice.

The police set up barricades at entry points into Tel Aviv, sparking huge traffic jams while radio stations urged Israelis not to visit the city until the alert was lifted.

It was the first time in seven months that an Israeli city was put under such tight security.

Israeli troops kill Palestinian

Israeli soldiers captured and fatally shot a member of a Palestinian resistance group Monday in the northern West Bank, Palestinian security officials said.

The 27-year-old Mohammed Kenan was killed by a special Israeli unit wearing civilian clothing as he boarded a vehicle that carried him to the Palestinian Authority prison where he was locked up every night. An Israeli army spokesman said Kenan was killed as he was trying to flee, despite warning shots.

According to witnesses, Kenan, a local official with the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades – an armed offshoot of the Fatah Party of Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas – had been carrying a pistol.

At least 555 people, most of them Palestinians, have been killed since November 2007.

Israeli warships block Libyan aid boat near Gaza

Israeli warships on Monday prevented a Libyan cargo vessel from reaching the Gaza Strip, the impoverished Palestinian territory under a crippling Israeli blockade.

The ship, laden with 3,000 tonnes of goods, was stopped several kilometres (miles) off Gaza’s shores and ordered to return to the Egyptian port of El-Arish, said Palestinian MP Jamal Khodary, who heads an international campaign against the Israeli sanctions.

“Navy ships approached the Libyan boat and ordered it on the radio to turn back, and so it did,” Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said.

Hamas said turning the Libyan boat back “showed the true, criminal face of the occupation.”

A spokesman for Hamas, Fawzi Barhum, also urged Egypt to reopen the Rafah crossing. “Its closure will enter into history as a crime committed by all those who besiege Gaza,” he said in a statement.

In Tripoli, an official said the ship’s crew was in contact with the Libyan authorities.

“The crew has told us Israeli warships were conducting harassment measures even though it is a civilian vessel loaded with humanitarian aid,” the official said.

The source said that the crew will have no option but to return to Libya as the goods cannot be unloaded in Gaza.

The Libyan attempt to deliver aid to Gaza was the first such effort by an Arab state to defy the blockade, although European and other humanitarian peace activists have made three trips from Cyprus since August without being intercepted by the Israeli navy.

The Qatar Charity Organisation said in Doha on Monday it plans to ship one tonne of medical aid to Gaza this week in a bid to break the blockade.

Its vice president Abdallah al-Nimaa said the ship is set to sail from Doha on Friday, but that he expects the Israeli authorities to stop the vessel.

The Libyan consignment consists of 1,200 tonnes of rice, 750 tonnes of milk, 500 tonnes of oil, 500 tonnes of flour and 100 tonnes of medicine, said the Libyan Fund for Aid and Development in Africa, which chartered the vessel.

Most of the 1.5 million people living in the Gaza Strip depend on foreign aid.

Libya, the only Arab state on the 15-member UN Security Council, has no diplomatic relations with Israel and has frequently criticised it over the situation in Gaza.

Israel, which wants to crush any Palestinian liberation movement, responded to Hamas’s win in the elections with sanctions, and almost completely blockaded the impoverished coastal strip after Hamas seized power in 2007, although a ‘lighter’ siege had already existed before.

Human rights groups, both international and Israeli, slammed Israel’s siege of Gaza, branding it “collective punishment.”

A group of international lawyers and human rights activists had also accused Israel of committing “genocide” through its crippling blockade of the Strip.

Gaza is still considered under Israeli occupation as Israel controls air, sea and land access to the Strip.

The Rafah crossing with Egypt, Gaza’s sole border crossing that bypasses Israel, rarely opens as Egypt is under immense US and Israeli pressure to keep the crossing shut.

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UNILEVER WITHDRAWS FROM AN ISRAELI SETTLEMENT

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 1, 2008

Sunday, November 30

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PRESS RELEASE – November 27th 2008

United Civilians for Peace (UCP) welcomes Unilever’s decision to divest from a factory based in an illegal Israeli settlement on the West Bank. This decision comes in a period in which UCP and Unilever Netherlands are engaged in a constructive dialogue about Unilever’s presence in Barkan. UCP and Unilever discussed the ethical considerations with regards to investment in settlements and Unilever’s responsibilities within the framework of Corporate Social Responsibility.

In 2006, a report by United Civilians for Peace concluded that the Anglo-Dutch multinational owns a 51% share in Beigel & Beigel, a pretzel and snacks factory. This factory is located in Barkan, an industrial zone in Ariel, an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Last Wednesday, Unilever announced their decision to divest from Beigel & Beigel.

Since the publication of the report “Dutch economic links in support of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian and/or Syrian territories” in 2006, UCP has advocated the departure of Unilever from the settlement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. This resulted in a constructive dialogue with Unilever Netherlands and UCP research into the legal and ethical implications of Unilever’s investment in Beigel & Beigel.

The research document titled: “Improper Advantage: A Study of Unilever’s investment in an illegal Israeli settlement” concludes that:

– The land of the UNILEVER NETHERLANDSBarkan industrial zone was confiscated from surrounding Palestinian villages by a military order issued by the Israeli Defence Force issued in 1981, and declared “state land”. International Law prohibits the confiscation of occupied land not for military purposes.

– Because the factory is located in an illegal settlement, Unilever complies with violation of Palestinian human rights and the structural discrimination of Palestinian workers.

– Beigel & Beigel benefits from subsidies that are allocated by the Israeli government to the industrial zones in the settlements. Also, the factory has been guaranteed a state grant for a plan of expansion.

The report was available as of Friday November 28th.

UCP congratulates Unilever with their decision to divest. This important and constructive step shows that Unilever takes serious both the provisions of international law as well as its Corporate Social Responsibility. Israeli settlements form a major obstacle to a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians and the industrial zones play an important economic role in maintaining these settlements.

Not for publication:

For more information and to request a copy of the report “Improper Advantage: A Study of Unilever’s investment in an illegal Israeli settlement”, please contact Merijn de Jong (United Civilians for Peace) +31(0)30-8801581 / +31(0)6-27249753 or merijn.de.jong@unitedcivilians.nl

The report is available as of Friday November 28th. (http://www.unitedcivilians.nl)

United Civilians for Peace (UCP) is a Dutch platform that strives for a just solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. UCP is a joint initiative of Oxfam Novib, Cordaid, ICCO and IKV Pax Christi.

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ISRAELE: ATTACCHI DI RAZZI SU SDEROT E ASHQELON

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on November 22, 2008

22-11-2008 – 19:26

(ANSA) – TEL AVIV, 22 NOV – Alcuni razzi palestinesi sono stati lanciati stasera dalla striscia di Gaza in direzione delle citta’ israeliane di Sderot e Ashqelon.Lo affermano fonti locali secondo cui si sono udite quattro deflagrazioni. In diversi insediamenti ebraici a ridosso della striscia sono risuonate la sirene di allarme e la popolazione e’ andata nei rifugi. Fonti palestinesi aggiungono che alcune persone sono rimaste ferite a Beit Hanun,nel nord di Gaza,da una cannonata sparata da un carro armato israeliano.

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DISINVESTMENT FROM WEST BANK SETTLEMENTS GAINS MOMENTUM (Israel)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on November 18, 2008

Published: November 18, 2008

by Cherrie Heywood (Middle East Times)

JERUSALEM – In an endeavor to breathe some life back into the ILLEGAL ISRAELI SETTLEMENTSmoribund Israeli-Palestinian conflict the British government is taking steps to encourage disinvestment from illegal Israeli settlements in the Palestinian West Bank by labeling all produce manufactured and produced by settlers.

Previously all items imported into the United Kingdom simply stated that they were made in Israel, making it impossible for those who support a boycott of settler produce from being able to distinguish between Israeli produce from within Israel’s internationally recognized and legal borders of 1967 and goods produced in the settlements.

This step by the British follows in the wake of Barkan Wineries, a Dutch company’s decision to relocate from the industrial zone in the Barkan settlement in the northern West Bank to Kibbutz Hulda within the green line.

Barkan had been under pressure from both the Dutch government, which condemns Israel’s settlement policy on Palestinian land, and the Israeli peace movement Gush Shalom which initiated a boycott against Barkan wines.

However, British Secretary of State David Miliband attempted to downplay the re-labeling move when he visited Israel last week during a two-day visit and met with Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni.

Livni told Miliband that the United Kingdom was taking “an exaggerated stance in its initiative to label produce imported from the West Bank.”

Miliband denied that the labeling of settlement produce amounted to a boycott and explained it was “merely an attempt to enforce previous trade agreements between the two countries.”

However, Miliband was under a certain amount of pressure during his visit to express strong opposition to settlement in the West Bank and to press European partners for tighter control of imports to the European Union from the settlements.

Some of these imports are admitted at European ports as the produce of Israel and therefore enjoy tariff benefits under an Israel-EU treaty, British officials said.

Anonymous European diplomats added that a fresh economic offensive on the West Bank settlements had not yet been officially approved.

But they qualified that Miliband had been trying to engage support from Brussels for a tougher approach as they believe the settlements are the core issue in regard to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.

Israeli ambassador to the United States Ron Proser also held a meeting with Miliband and rejected the latter’s argument.

Proser added that the idea to label the products was part of Downing Street’s effort to influence Israeli policy toward the settlements and any other explanation was just an excuse.

The angry Israelis further asserted that London is interested in increasing its involvement in Middle East talks.

This is based on the belief that once U.S. President-elect Barack Obama is sworn into office they will be able to nudge forward a new peace initiative in conjunction with the White House.

Apart from the political considerations of Israeli settlements hindering a successful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, human rights organizations have also expressed concern over the ill-treatment of Palestinian workers on the settlements.

In August, the Business and Human Rights Resource Center, the international watchdog organization, asked three Israeli companies to respond to a report by an Israeli non-governmental organization that protested the treatment of Palestinian workers at West Bank settlement industrial parks.

Kav LaOved, which is concerned with the rights of migrant and Palestinian workers employed in Israel and the settlements, reported on the rising number of claims by Palestinian workers employed in West Bank settlements following an October 2007 Israeli high court ruling that the country’s labor laws applied in the settlements.

According to Kav LaOved’s report, Palestinian workers who come from all over the West Bank have to work under poor health and safety conditions.

To evade liability, work permits are issued under the name of a different employer, and workers employed through a Palestinian contractor are paid less.

During Miliband’s talks, which were described as tough by Israeli officials, the two countries also expressed differences on talks with Syria.

But of prime importance to Tel Aviv was the fear that Israeli defense officials could face indictment for war crimes if they visit Britain.

To this end British Ambassador Tom Phillips was summoned by the Israeli Foreign Ministry last Thursday where he was informed of Israel’s “disappointment” over the British government’s failure to change legislation regarding the apprehension of war criminals.

This legislation enables Britain to arrest alleged war criminals for crimes committed overseas.

Several former Israeli Defense Forces generals, including former Chief of Staff and current Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz, have deliberately avoided traveling to the United Kingdom out of fear of being arrested on arrival.

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SEN. CLINTON’S VIEWS ON U.S. FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on November 17, 2008

Saturday November 15, 2008

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sen. Hillary Clinton has emerged as a candidate for U.S. secretary of state – SENATOR HILLARY CLINTONthe top diplomat in the administration of President-elect Barack Obama, who defeated her for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Here are some views on foreign policy issues expressed by Clinton, wife of former President Bill Clinton.

IRAQ

“Ending the war in Iraq is the first step toward restoring the United States’ global leadership,” Clinton wrote a year ago in an article in Foreign Affairs magazine. U.S. troops had to be brought home safely and stability restored to the region, she said.

But on the campaign trail, Clinton was more reluctant than Obama to commit to a firm timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq. She refused to apologize for her 2002 Senate vote authorizing the war, but did say she would like to have that vote back to do over.

AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN AND AL QAEDA

During the campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, Clinton, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the United States should focus more on improving security in Afghanistan. She has called for greater U.S. troop deployments there. She also has suggested a U.S. envoy who could shuttle between the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan to help them in their efforts against a resurgent Taliban and al Qaeda presence in their countries.

IRAN

A big question for Obama’s secretary of state will be how to approach Iran. The Bush administration, which accuses Iran of seeking to build a nuclear bomb and helping militant groups in Iraq, has generally HILLARY RODHAM CLINTONshunned contacts with Tehran.

During the Democratic presidential primary campaign, Clinton charged that Obama’s willingness to meet leaders of Iran, Syria and North Korea was evidence of his naivete about foreign policy. She has threatened to “obliterate” Iran if it uses nuclear weapons against Israel.

But Clinton also has argued for engaging Iran, Syria and other countries of the region in talks about the future of Iraq. And one of her top foreign policy advisors, Richard Holbrooke, a former assistant secretary of state, suggested recently that U.S. contacts with Iran should start through private and confidential channels to determine if there is a basis for continuing.

MIDDLE EAST

Clinton stresses the need for Arab-Israeli peace, but is considered a favorite of the pro-Israel lobby in the United States. She says the fundamentals are a Palestinian state in Gaza and the West Bank in return for a declaration that the conflict is over, recognition of Israel’s right to exist, guarantees of Israeli security, diplomatic recognition of Israel and normalization of its relations with Arab states.

“U.S. diplomacy is critical in helping to resolve this conflict,” she said in her article in Foreign Affairs in November-December 2007. She said the United States should help get Arab support for a Palestinian leadership that is willing to engage in a dialogue with the Israelis.

RUSSIA AND ARMS CONTROL

“I think she would probably be tough-minded toward Russia,” said Kim Holmes, vice president of foreign and defense policy studies at the Heritage Foundation. “She has a reputation of being tough-minded generally, she is known and respected for that.”

Clinton has however criticized the Bush administration’s “obsessive” focus on “expensive and unproven missile defense technology” — one of the major points of contention recently in the U.S. relationship with Russia.

She favors further reducing U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals, and also favors U.S. Senate approval of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.

CHINA AND NORTH KOREA

Clinton has said the U.S. relationship with China will be the most important bilateral relationship in the world this century. Noting China’s support was important in reaching a multilateral deal to disable North Korea’s nuclear facilities, she says “we should build on this framework to establish a northeast Asian security regime.”

TRADE

Like Obama, Clinton has said the United States should either renegotiate or “opt out” of the North American Free Trade Agreement that was reached with Canada and Mexico during her husband’s administration. She also has called for a “timeout” from new trade agreements and a top-to-bottom review of trade policy.

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ISRAEL STOPS UN FOOD DISTRIBUTION TO STARVING PALESTINIANS IN GAZA

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on November 17, 2008

15/11/2008 15:31:00

The United Nations announced it was suspending food distribution to half of Gaza’s 1.5 million people Photo - Palestinians hold candles during a protest against power cuts in Gaza November 13, 2008.on Thursday after Israel failed to allow emergency supplies into the Palestinian territory.

“They have told us the crossings are closed today.

At the end of today we will suspend our food distribution,” said UN Relief and Works Agency spokesman Chris Gunness.

“Our warehouses are effectively empty,” he told AFP.

Meanwhile, the Israeli military killed four Palestinians along the Gaza border on Wednesday after a nearly five-month during which Hamas respect a declared seize fire.

A Hamas spokesman called the killing of the gunmen “an enormous Israeli crime which constitutes a grave violation of the truce.”

UNRWA usually distributes emergency food rations to about 750,000 people in the Impoverished, overcrowded sliver of land whose economy has been crippled by a tight blockade Israel says is aimed at forcing militants to stop firing rockets and mortar rounds at the Jewish state.

The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) said a truck it sent to the Kerem Shalom crossing was turned back by the Israelis.

Israel usually allows some humanitarian supplies into Gaza, but even this has stopped over the past week, leading to harsh criticism from aid agencies.

“Pushing people to the brink of desperation every few months and forcing UNRWA into yet another cycle of crisis management is not in the interest of anyone who believes in peace, moderation and stability,” said Gunness.

Israel also cut off European Union-funded fuel supplies to Gaza’s sole power plant on Thursday, prompting it to close down for want of diesel.

“It is completely shut down,” Palestinian Energy Authority official Qanaan Obeid told AFP.

ICRC mission chief Katharina Ritz said that “every day the situation is getting more and more precarious for Gazans,” adding that there was a desperate need for medical supplies.

The Israeli military confirmed the closure of Gaza continued.

(agencies)

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