UNDERSTANDING THE GOLDSTONE REPORT

A new site – Understanding the Goldstone Report – has been established by a group of bloggers who have followed the news stories and NGO reports from Israel’s Operation Cast Lead, and the history of the Goldstone Commission. They have come together to offer a site that will put together the most cogent, empirically based, and logically argued […]

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BBC: Downplaying Sderot’s Suffering

Katya Adler’s report pays lip service to the plight of Israeli schoolchildren. As part of its Hunger to Learn series, the BBC’s Katya Adler “meets children in Gaza whose schooling has been repeatedly interrupted by conflict.” Undoubtedly, Palestinian children have suffered as a result of difficult conditions in Gaza. However, Adler’s report demonstrates typical BBC […]

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‘GOLDSTONE REPORT’ UPDATE: Protest New UN Anti-Israel Campaign

UPDATE: BREAKING NEWS: Just Confirmed – UN Human Rights Council convening Special Session on ‘Goldstone Report’  Thursday in Geneva – the 6th time in 3 years the Council has singled-out Israel for a ‘Special Session’. ‘Goldstone Report’ Debate at UN Security Council Tomorrow  – Please join the thousands signing the petition urging the US to veto any UN action. October 13, 2009 URGENT […]

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Air passengers face full body X-rays after Muslim bombers hide devices INSIDE their bodies

By David Gardner Air travellers could face even more intrusive security checks amid fears that Al Qaeda as well as other Muslim groups are planning a terror campaigns using suicide bombers carrying explosives hidden in their bodies. The body bomb threat was revealed after the tactic was used in an assassination attempt on a Saudi […]

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Peace Process or War Process?

by Daniel Pipes Middle East Quarterly Fall 2009 When Barack Obama announced in June 2009 about Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy, “I’m confident that if we stick with it, having started early, that we can make some serious progress this year,” he displayed a touching, if naïve optimism. Indeed, his determination fits a well-established pattern of determination by […]

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Getting Serious About Honor Violence in the UK

While Islamist groups like CAIR deny the reality of honor killings — which typically involve a young Muslim woman being murdered by one or more male relatives intent on restoring the family’s “honor” after her “un-Islamic” deeds — the British government not only recognizes this scourge, but is taking action to combat it. For the […]

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Israel: As Fanatical as Iran?

Independent columnist believes that Israel is as “fanatic and aggressive” as Iran. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, a columnist for the UK’s Independent, regularly features on HonestReporting and its UK affiliate due to her propensity to describe Israel as a “racist” and “apartheid” state. Alibhai-Brown is also fond of taking pains to mention her many Jewish friends, as […]

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Geneva: Big, Ominous Win for Iran

By: Kenneth R. Timmerman Thursday’s meeting in Geneva between the great powers and Iran delivered a big win for Iran, whose President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could go to bed that night once again truly believing “America can do nothing” — a phrase his mentor, Islamic revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, loved to repeat. The buildup on […]

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