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Showing posts from October 5, 2009

  The UN Must Adopt the Goldstone Report                 : Information Clearing House - ICH

The UN Must Adopt the Goldstone Report : Information Clearing House - ICH: "Palestinian civil society has strongly and almost unanimously condemned the Palestinian Authority's latest decision to delay adoption by the UN Human Rights Council of the report prepared by the UN Fact-Finding Mission, headed by justice Richard Goldstone, into the recent Israeli war of aggression against the Palestinian people in the occupied Gaza Strip. A common demand in almost all Palestinian statements issued in this respect was for the UN to adopt the report and act without undue delay on its recommendations in order to bring an end to Israel's criminal impunity and to hold it accountable before international law for its war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Gaza and, indeed, all over the occupied Palestinian territory.

Succumbing to US pressures and unabashed Israeli blackmail, the president of the PA himself reportedly was himself responsible for the decision…

    ElBaradei says nuclear Israel number one threat to Mideast: report                : Information Clearing House - ICH

ElBaradei says nuclear Israel number one threat to Mideast: report : Information Clearing House - ICH: "Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohamed ElBaradei said Sunday that 'Israel is number one threat to Middle East' with its nuclear arms, the official IRNA news agency reported.

At a joint press conference with Iran's Atomic Energy Organization chief Ali Akbar Salehi in Tehran, ElBaradei brought Israel under spotlight and said that the Tel Aviv regime has refused to allow inspections into its nuclear installations for 30years, the report said.

'Israel is the number one threat to the Middle East given the nuclear arms it possesses,' ElBaradei was quoted as saying.

Israel is widely assumed to have nuclear capabilities, although it refuses to confirm or deny the allegation.

'This (possession of nuclear arms) was the cause for some proper measures to gain access to its (Israel's) power plants ... and the U.S.…