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FAIR Blog » Blog Archive » Rule of Law vs. 'Blind Support' for Israel in Media

FAIR Blog » Blog Archive » Rule of Law vs. 'Blind Support' for Israel in Media: "Responding to 'both Likud Party members in Israel as well as their Americans supporters' who 'complain that the Obama administration is unduly 'interfering' in Israeli politics'--as exemplified by Ben Smith of Politico reporting that 'the administration's escalating pressure on Israel to freeze all growth of its settlements on Palestinian land has begun to stir concern among Israel's numerous allies'--Salon's Glenn Greenwald (6/3/09, ad-viewing required) likens the situation to 'teenagers who tell their parents that they are not compelled to comply with parental dictates' and are told that 'as long as they seek financial support, then the parents have the right to demand certain actions in return':

Identically, if Israel wants to be free of what it and some of its U.S. supporters call 'interference' from the Obama administr…

Israeli army kills one, injures 4 during non-violent demonstration in Ni'lin :: www.uruknet.info :: informazione dall'Iraq occupato :: news from occupied Iraq :: - it

Israeli army kills one, injures 4 during non-violent demonstration in Ni'lin :: www.uruknet.info :: informazione dall'Iraq occupato :: news from occupied Iraq :: - it: "During the weekly non-violent demonstration against the wall in the village of Ni'lin, in the central West Bank the Israeli army killed a 36-year old Palestinian man and wounded a Palestinian boy, who was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Three others sustained moderate wounds."

Obama in Cairo: a new face for imperialism :: www.uruknet.info :: informazione dall'Iraq occupato :: news from occupied Iraq :: - it

Obama in Cairo: a new face for imperialism :: www.uruknet.info :: informazione dall'Iraq occupato :: news from occupied Iraq :: - it: "The speech delivered by US President Barack Obama in Cairo yesterday was riddled with contradictions. He declared his opposition to the 'killing of innocent men, women, and children,' but defended the ongoing US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the US proxy war in Pakistan, while remaining silent on the most recent Israeli slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza. These wars have killed at least one million Iraqis and tens of thousands in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Palestinian territories.

Obama declared his support for democracy, human rights and women’s rights, after two days of meetings with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, two of the most notorious tyrants in the Middle East. He said nothing in his speech about the complete absence of democratic rights in Saudi Arabia, or about the ongoing repression u…

Ethiopia charges 46 with 'assassination plot' - Yahoo! News

Ethiopia charges 46 with 'assassination plot' - Yahoo! News: "ADDIS ABABA (AFP) – Ethiopia on Thursday charged 46 people, most of them ex-military, of plotting to assassinate government officials, a government spokesman said.

'The charges can be summed up as conspiring to kill different government officials and conspiring to demolish public utilities,' Communications Minister Bereket Simon told reporters.

'The prosecution presented the charges to the court today,' he said, more than a month after their arrest.

Authorities are holding 32 out of the 46 suspects with the rest believed to have fled to the United States, Europe, Eritrea and Sudan.

Ethiopian authorities in April said they had unearthed a plot by senior serving and former military officers aligned with the opposition Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD) to kill top government officials and attack key infrastructure.

The group has been detained and held in communicado for more than a month.

Bereket d…

Obama to Muslims: Put Up and Shut Up by Paul Craig Roberts -- Antiwar.com

Obama to Muslims: Put Up and Shut Up by Paul Craig Roberts -- Antiwar.com: "'I’ve come here to Cairo to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world, one based on mutual interest and mutual respect.'

Cairo is the capital of Egypt, an American puppet state whose ruler suppresses the aspirations of Egyptian Muslims and cooperates with Israel in the blockade of Gaza."

Israel Rejects Appeals in Obama’s Speech -- News from Antiwar.com

Israel Rejects Appeals in Obama’s Speech -- News from Antiwar.com: "Yesterday President Obama delivered his historic speech to the Muslim world, calling for an independent Palestinian state and calling on Israel once again to halt the growth of its West Bank settlements. Today, Israeli officials say they will ignore the appeals, and continue on with the policy of settlement growth."