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Boycott Israel News: [Boycott - Other News] Socialists unite with Zionists against Palestine Demo

Boycott Israel News: [Boycott - Other News] Socialists unite with Zionists against Palestine Demo
This years annual Al-Quds Day demonstration in support of the oppressed peoples of Palestine was opposed by an organised counter-demonstration. We didn't think anything special of it as we are used to zionists attacking our demos and take such attacks in our stride as part of the price for standing up for justice. During one demonstration an elderly rabbi, one of our speakers, was punched in the face by a zionist right in front of the police. At another demo, the family of one of our activists was targeted at home whilst the activist was at the demo. Apart from the zionists, the IHRC has also been the target of many far right groups including receiving death threats through the post from Combat 18, the "armed wing" of the British neo-Nazi organization Blood & Honour.But what was so surprising and sad about this counter-demo was that it was an alliance of far ri…

Uganda rebels killed over 500 civilians in DR Congo: UN - Yahoo! News

Uganda rebels killed over 500 civilians in DR Congo: UN - Yahoo! News: "GENEVA (AFP) – The Ugandan rebel group Lord's Resistance Army has slaughtered at least 537 people and kidnapped another 408 in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo since September, the UN said Tuesday.

'We are increasingly concerned about the humanitarian situation and continuing attacks by the LRA on the civilian population in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Orientale province,' said Ron Redmond, spokesman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)."

Palestinian teen shot dead by settler | World Breaking News | News.com.au

Palestinian teen shot dead by settler | World Breaking News | News.com.au: "A 15-year-old Palestinian boy has been shot dead by a Jewish settler in the northern West Bank, Palestinian emergency services and Israeli police say.

Nasser Awdi was killed near the town of Qalqilya when the settler opened fire at him from a passing car.

Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the gunman from the nearby settlement of Emmanuel was believed to have opened fire after his car was stoned.

'The police are currently questioning him to determine the exact circumstances behind this incident,' he said."

 In an interview with Brit Hume that aired today on Fox News Sunday, President Bush admitted that he personally authorized the torture of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. He said h

In an interview with Brit Hume that aired today on Fox News Sunday, President Bush admitted that he personally authorized the torture of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. He said h: "In an interview with Brit Hume that aired today on Fox News Sunday, (Jan 11) President Bush admitted that he personally authorized the torture of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. He said he personally asked “what tools” were available to use on him, and sought legal approval for waterboarding him:

BUSH: One such person who gave us information was Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. … And I’m in the Oval Office and I am told that we have captured Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the professionals believe he has information necessary to secure the country. So I ask what tools are available for us to find information from him and they gave me a list of tools, and I said are these tools deemed to be legal? And so we got legal opinions before any decision was made.

Watch it:"

BBC NEWS | Middle East | 'More than 1,000 killed in Gaza'

BBC NEWS | Middle East | 'More than 1,000 killed in Gaza': "Palestinian deaths in the Gaza Strip have passed 1,000, medical sources in Gaza say, as diplomatic efforts continue to reach a ceasefire.

Nearly a third of the dead are reported to be children and nearly 5,000 people have been injured.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said he wanted to find a durable and sustainable ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian fighters.

But clashes were reported to intensify as Mr Ban began a Middle East tour.

The Ministry of Health in Gaza said 1,010 people have died in the conflict which started 19 days ago.

More than 300 of the dead are said to be children and about 4,700 people in Gaza have been injured.

Thirteen Israelis have been killed, including three civilians and one soldier from rockets fired from Gaza and nine soldiers killed in fighting in Gaza."

      The Humiliation of America        : Information Clearing House - ICH

The Humiliation of America : Information Clearing House - ICH: "“Early Friday morning the secretary of state was considering bringing the cease-fire resolution to a UNSC vote and we didn’t want her to vote for it.” Olmert said. “I said ‘get President Bush on the phone.’ They tried and told me he was in the middle of a lecture in Philadelphia. I said ‘I’m not interested, I need to speak to him now.’ He got down from the podium, went out and took the phone call.”

“Let me see if I understand this,” wrote a friend in response to news reports that Israeli Prime Minister Olmert ordered President Bush from the podium where he was giving a speech to receive Israel’s instructions about how the United States had to vote on the UN resolution. “On September 11th, President Bush is interrupted while reading a story to school children and told the World Trade Center had been hit--and he went on reading. Now, Olmert calls about a UN resolution when Bush is giving a speech and Bush l…

Obama's Pro-Israel Congressional Welcome              : Information Clearing House - ICH

Obama's Pro-Israel Congressional Welcome : Information Clearing House - ICH: "Israel is using the two arsenals it is most comfortable with - military force to kill, injure, terrorize and displace thousands of Palestinian civilians; and the equivalent political overkill to bludgeon the American political establishment into total submission. After six decades of trying, Israel has been unable to turn Palestinians into vassals and subservient slaves - but it has succeeded in transforming an otherwise impressive American political governance system into a herd of castrated cattle who cower before the threats that Israel's Washington-based henchmen and hit men direct at them. Gaza will get its ceasefire soon, but will Washington ever find relief from the stranglehold of Israel's political thugs?"

Lieberman: Do to Hamas what the US did to Japan | Israel | Jerusalem Post

Lieberman: Do to Hamas what the US did to Japan | Israel | Jerusalem Post: "'We must continue to fight Hamas just like the United States did with the Japanese in World War II,' Lieberman added. 'Then, too, the occupation of the country was unnecessary.'

In 1945, Japan unconditionally surrendered to the US following two atomic bomb attacks on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. A ground invasion of mainland Japan had been prepared at the time, but was avoided due to the Japanese capitulation after the bombings."

Gaza: Residents waving white flags 'shot dead as they flee their homes' - World news, News - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Gaza: Residents waving white flags 'shot dead as they flee their homes' - World news, News - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk: "Israeli forces said they had pushed deeper into Gaza City amid heavy fighting, with some units within a mile of the densely populated urban centre. Terrified residents were said to be fleeing from many homes which had been set alight.

At least three Palestinians in Gaza were shot dead yesterday after Israeli soldiers fired on a group of residents leaving their homes on orders from the military and waving white flags, according to testimony taken by the Israeli human rights group B'Tselem. The testimony was rejected by the military after what it said was a preliminary investigation."

Palestinian doctor killed by IDF while treating Gaza wounded :: www.uruknet.info :: informazione dall'Iraq occupato :: news from occupied Iraq :: - it

Palestinian doctor killed by IDF while treating Gaza wounded :: www.uruknet.info :: informazione dall'Iraq occupato :: news from occupied Iraq :: - it: "A 28-year-old Palestinian doctor in the Gaza refugee camp of Jabalya was killed by Israel Defense Forces fire this week while on his way to remove casualties from a building being targeted by Israeli missiles, according to the Mizan human rights group in Gaza.

His death raises the death toll of medical personnel killed by the IDF to seven since December 27, human rights groups said."

Bush's Farewell to Israel: The Genocide of Gaza with American Arms :: www.uruknet.info :: informazione dall'Iraq occupato :: news from occupied Iraq :: - it

Bush's Farewell to Israel: The Genocide of Gaza with American Arms :: www.uruknet.info :: informazione dall'Iraq occupato :: news from occupied Iraq :: - it: ".'In the name of justice there cannot be subjection and in the name of peace there cannot be impunity.'
–Alvaro Uribe Velez

Total to Day 18 in Gaza (January 13, 2009): about 971 Dead, more than 4,418 Injured
–More than half women and children, with over 360 with critical injuries

'I sometimes worry if there will be enough space to bury the dead.'
—Hatem Shurrab, Islamic Relief aid worker in Gaza

If such a massive genocide of a trapped civilian population by air, sea, and land was committed by any other nation the world would launch a massive investigation into this crime against humanity and hold the leaders of such a nation accountable in the International Court of Justice. In a just world Israel would be charged with crimes against humanity as was Serbia and Rwanda.

From the Guardian paper, January 13, 20…

Israeli media: 2 rockets fall in northern Israel :: www.uruknet.info :: informazione dall'Iraq occupato :: news from occupied Iraq :: - it

Israeli media: 2 rockets fall in northern Israel :: www.uruknet.info :: informazione dall'Iraq occupato :: news from occupied Iraq :: - it
JERUSALEM: Media reports say two rockets have fallen on northern Israel in an attack that could signal a second front in Israel's 19-day offensive against Gaza's Hamas rulers.

Security officials in Israel could not immediately confirm the media reports.

Four rockets were fired on northern Israel last Thursday. Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrilla group denied responsibility and speculation focused on small Palestinian groups in Lebanon.

Israeli officials have expressed concern that militants in Lebanon could try to open a second front in the Gaza campaign in solidarity with Hamas.

Television reports said two rockets fell Wednesday near the northern town of Kiryat Shemona.