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Israeli police humiliate Palestinians in video - Yahoo! News

Israeli police humiliate Palestinians in video - Yahoo! News: "JERUSALEM (AFP) – Israeli border guards have posted videos online in which they humiliate Palestinians, including ordering a young man to sing and slap himself, Israel's Haaretz newspaper reported on Saturday.

In one video clip posted on YouTube the man is ordered to repeatedly slap himself in the face while chanting 'I love the border police' as off-screen border guards laugh and cheer him on.

'Say one hummus, one ful (fava beans), I love the border guard,' the off-screen voice says. The Hebrew and Arabic phrase rhymes.

Another video shows a Palestinian man sitting in what appears to be a police vehicle chanting the same song.

A third clip includes still photos showing Palestinians bound and blindfolded in a room with an Israeli flag. In one of the photos an Israeli soldier is posing and smiling next to one of the detainees.

The caption of the video says it was made in November 2007.

A third clip shows …

   New Film Chronicles Civilian Slaughter In Afghanistan   : Information Clearing House - ICH

New Film Chronicles Civilian Slaughter In Afghanistan : Information Clearing House - ICH: "The footage you are about to see is poignant, heart-wrenching, and often a direct result of U.S. foreign policy.

We must help the refugees whose lives have been shattered by U.S. foreign policy and military attacks. Support the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, an organization dedicated to helping women and children, human rights issues, and social justice. Then, become a Peacemaker. Receive up-to-the-minute information through our new mobile alert system whenever there are Afghan civilian casualties from this war, and take immediate action by calling Congress."

  Why aren't Jews outraged by Israeli occupation?    : Information Clearing House - ICH

Why aren't Jews outraged by Israeli occupation? : Information Clearing House - ICH: "June 18, 2009 'Haaretz' -- During this year's AIPAC conference in Washington, Executive Director Howard Kohr warned the 7,000-plus crowd that the global movement to 'delegitimize Israel' was gathering steam.

'These voices are laying the predicate for an abandonment,' he said. His sentiments were almost apocalyptic: 'The stakes in that battle are nothing less than the survival of Israel, linked inexorably to the relationship between Israel and the United States. In this battle we are the firewall, the last rampart.'

The age of Barack Obama has unleashed a global wave of Jewish unease over Israel's future and the Diaspora's relationship to the self-described Jewish state. It's a debate that is long overdue.

Zionist organizations in Australia campaigned loudly in May against the allegedly 'anti-Semitic' play Seven Jewish Children, a ten-m…