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Al Jazeera English - Europe - UN inquiry finds Gaza war crimes

Al Jazeera English - Europe - UN inquiry finds Gaza war crimes: "A United Nations investigation into Israel's war on Gaza has found evidence that both sides committed war crimes during the three-week conflict.

Judge Richard Goldstone, who led the inquiry, said he found evidence of Israeli war crimes in the assault, which started on December 27, 2008, and killed more than 1,400 Palestinians."

Home / Headlines / More and more Jewish Voices opposing Israel-Promoted pre-emptive Attack on Iran - Media Monitors Network (MMN)

Home / Headlines / More and more Jewish Voices opposing Israel-Promoted pre-emptive Attack on Iran - Media Monitors Network (MMN): "Martin van Creveld, a professor of military history at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, is critical of those who urge a pre-emptive attack on Iran and who, in his view, overestimate its potential danger. “Though rich in oil,” he notes, “Iran is a Third World country with a population of 80 million and a per capita income of $2,440...Its annual defense budget stands at about $6.3 billion—a little more than half of Israel’s and a little less than 2 percent of America’s. Iran, in fact, spends a smaller percentage of its resources on defense than any of its neighbors except the United Arab Emirates.”

Columnist Leonard Fein of The Forward observed that “Podhoretz wants to use force now. Others, including a disturbing number of major Jewish organizations, endorse ‘merely’ the threat of force, loudly proclaiming that ‘all options’ must be on the table. Is…

Over 100,000 Displaced in Pakistan’s Khyber Offensive -- News from Antiwar.com

Over 100,000 Displaced in Pakistan’s Khyber Offensive -- News from Antiwar.com: "Though the Pakistani government has made it clear that they won’t actually keep track of how many civilians are displaced in their offensive in the Khyber Agency, a regional official says that at least 100,000 from Khyber have arrived in Peshawar since the beginning of the month."