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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‘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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Dollar facing ‘power-shift’: analysts

The dollar’s position as the world’s leading reserve currency faces increased pressure as the financial crisis allows emerging economies greater influence on the world stage, analysts said. A report last week in The Independent claiming that China, Russia and Gulf States are among nations prepared to ditch the dollar for oil trades has heightened the […]

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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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STATE DEPT. DELAYS U.N. BODY’S EFFORT TO CONDEMN ISRAEL

The State Department last week successfully convinced the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) to defer a vote on the Goldstone Report, which accuses Israel of war crimes for defending itself against Hamas rocket attacks. The HRC’s vote could have led to the United Nations taking punitive action against Israel. Top State Department officials noted that […]

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Taliban claims responsibility for UN blast

ISLAMABAD | Taliban Islamic militants claimed responsibility Tuesday for the deadly suicide bombing at the U.N. food agency’s heavily fortified compound in Islamabad, saying international relief work in Pakistan was not in “the interest of Muslims.” The attack, which killed five workers for the World Food Program on Monday, pushed the U.N. to temporarily close […]

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United Nations: Iran could make an atom bomb

Iran has the know-how to produce a nuclear bomb and may already have tested a detonation system small enough to fit into the warhead of a medium-range missile, according to confidential papers. The “secret annexe” to this year’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report on Iran summarises information submitted by intelligence agencies about the country’s […]

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