10 Reasons Why the Israel Lobby AIPAC is So Dangerous

 Medea Benjamin / February 28th, 2012 / Dissident Voice The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is one of the most powerful lobby organizations in the country. AIPAC’s clout helps fuel a never-ending cycle of violence in the Middle East. Here are ten reasons why AIPAC is so dangerous. 1. AIPAC is lobbying Congress to promote a military confrontation with Iran. AIPAC – like the Israeli government – is demanding that the U.S. attack Iran militarily to prevent Iran from having the technological capacity to produce nuclear weapons, even though U.S. officials say Iran isn’t trying to build a weapon … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why the Israel Lobby AIPAC is So Dangerous

Dutch donation to boost Palestinian trade

Netherlands to supply 2 state-of-the art container scanners; sign of Israeli-PA cooperation despite talks’ breakdown. While Israeli-Palestinian negotiations are stalemated, economic cooperation continues between the two sides with the Netherlands announcing this week it will supply two state-of-the art container scanners to facilitate Palestinian trade. According to a joint agreement signed Sunday by Dutch Ambassador Caspar Veldkamp and the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Maj.-Gen Eitan Dangot, the scanners are to “promote the economic development of the Palestinian Authority through expanded trade flows, while safeguarding” Israel’s security. Related: ‘We need to beef up imports and exports with Israel’ PM … Continue reading Dutch donation to boost Palestinian trade

UN: Syrian forces killed ‘well over’ 7,500

AMMAN, Jordan (Reuters) — Syrian forces have killed more than 7,500 civilians since a revolt against President Bashar Assad began, a UN official said on Tuesday, and Hillary Clinton, the top US diplomat, suggested the Syrian leader may be a war criminal. The military again bombarded opposition strongholds, killing at least 25 people, Syrian activists said, though a wounded British news photographer managed to escape from the besieged city of Homs. “There are credible reports that the death toll now often exceeds 100 civilians a day, including many women and children,” UN Under-Secretary-General for political affairs Lynn Pascoe told the … Continue reading UN: Syrian forces killed ‘well over’ 7,500

New extreme right plan: How to `Annex all of Judea and Samaria` and maintain Jewish supremacy

KIBUSH.CO.IL FEB 28 2012   http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/233358 Arutz 7 (settler radio) short news item in English http://www.scooper.co.il/pr/1020657/ Knesset Member Uri Ariel`s Hebrew Press Release – translated by Adam Keller MK Uri Ariel presents a political program at the Jerusalem Conference: `Annex all of Judea and Samaria` In a special panel on `Alternatives to a Palestinian state` at the [extreme right] Jerusalem Conference, MK Uri Ariel today introduced his political program, which means annexation of the whole of Judea and Samaria to Israel and giving a chance to a 100% of the residents there to obtain Israeli citizenship. According to this program, … Continue reading New extreme right plan: How to `Annex all of Judea and Samaria` and maintain Jewish supremacy

Palestinians in Gaza demand release of female prisoner

Palestinians hold a picture of female prisoner Hana Shalabi outside the United Nations office in Gaza City on February 28, 2012. Palestinians have gathered in front of the United Nations office in the Gaza Strip to demand the release of a female detainee held in an Israeli prison. On Tuesday, demonstrators gathered outside the UN office in Gaza City to demand the release of Palestinian prisoner Hana Shalabi. The female prisoner is one of the detainees re-arrested by Israeli forces over the past few weeks. The detainees were freed from Israeli jails in October and December last year under a … Continue reading Palestinians in Gaza demand release of female prisoner

Investigate Israel’s Misuse of U.S. Supplied Tear-Gas

Tear-Gas Above: Palestinian demonstrators in Bi’lin marching against Israeli land confiscation. Your phone calls, emails, and letters to Members of Congress will help us hold Israel accountable for gross human rights violations committed with U.S.-supplied weapons.  Below are some talking points to use during your phone call with Members of Congress, and when educating people in your community about this issue. Talking Points 1.  Hold Israel accountable for its misuse of U.S.-supplied high-velocity tear-gas canisters along with Egypt and Bahrain in the State Department’s upcoming report to Congress on tear gas.  Israel should be held to the same standard as all other … Continue reading Investigate Israel’s Misuse of U.S. Supplied Tear-Gas

Israeli warplanes intensify flights over Gaza

GAZA, (PIC)– All types of Israeli warplanes were seen filling the skies over Gaza Strip on Monday evening as Palestinian security agencies evacuated their buildings in anticipation of possible air strikes. Quds Press quoted field sources as saying that big numbers of Israeli F-16s, Apache choppers, and drones were seen flying over all areas of the Strip. The sources pointed out that the warplanes flew at low altitudes, which spread fear among Gazans that they intend new invasion or raids on the enclave. (occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com / 28.02.2012) Continue reading Israeli warplanes intensify flights over Gaza