Al-Jazeerah: Cross-Cultural Understanding
Announcements & Letters, April 26, 2009
UN Human Rights Chief Shocked by US withdrawal from Geneva Conference on Racism
ccun.org, April 20, 2009
UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay:
"Some media have interpreted the US withdrawal as based on the continued retention of language on defamation of relgion and anti-semitism in the outcome document, when in fact no such language exists in the text adopted last week," Pillay noted. "In addition, the draft outcome document clearly states that ‘the Holocaust must never be forgotten’ and deplores all forms of racism including Islamophobia and anti-Semitism." She pointed out that in this respect it reflects the original 2001 Durban Declaration and Programme of Action."
Is the Zionist philosophy against the Palestine population not the purest form of anti-Semitism, against their religious father, Shem's children, and their brothers?
By stealing at force of arms and denying Palestinians their land rights. Who are really the Anti-Semites?
When called Anti-Semitic, my favorite reply to this ignorant statement is: "I have Jewish & Palestinian friends, they are both the children of SHEM." Please don't fall for the Zionist Big Lie and deny the true heritage of the Palestinians as Semitic, they are also the children of Shem."
Ronald Douglas Kennedy,
Lieberman said the administration of US President Barack Obama would put forth new peace initiatives only if Israel wants it to. "Believe me, America accepts all our decisions,"
Does the U.S. Administration have self respect?! All Zionist leaders had been and still are running on the same track, the so-called left, center and right are all Zionist in the heart and skin… Where did years long of negotiations lead other then stealing more and more land, and more and more genocides and destruction!!! Thus the only solution resistance to racism…
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman assures the world of Tel Avivs influence on the White House and any new peace initiative. During his first comprehensive interview on foreign policy since taking office, Lieberman said the administration of US President Barack Obama would put forth new peace initiatives only if Israel wants it to. "Believe me, America accepts all our decisions," he told Russian daily Moskovskiy Komosolets.
On the Palestinian-Israeli peace process, Lieberman repeated his criticism of a two-state solution as "a nice slogan that lacks substance." During the years former prime minister Ehud Olmert controlled Israel, the two sides were generally deemed to have faint chances of moving toward the prospect of permanent peace due to Israeli efforts to stonewall the US-proposed process. The bid was also meaningfully marred by a three-week Israeli onslaught against the Gaza Strip and the killing of 1,500 Palestinians in September and January.
The ultra-right government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, however, has put it straight that the idea of a Palestinian state stands no chance at all. Shortly after his installation as foreign minister, Lieberman rejected an agreement drawn up at the 2007 peace conference in Annapolis, calling it valueless. Many around the world -- and in Israel alike -- were left in a state of shock. Even though the Tuesday remarks by Lieberman confirm the extent of Israeli influence in US politics, they starkly contrast claims by Israeli Military Intelligence Chief Amos Yadlin a day earlier.
"The Obama administration is determined to take initiative and move
forward central processes in the Middle East," Yadlin told ministers at a
special cabinet meeting that focused on the dangers Obamas Middle East
policy pose for Israel. Obamas intent, he said, is to "advance the peace
process in the direction of realistic discussions with all parties including
Physicians for Human Rights – Israel: IDF Investigation was defective
Based on testimonies and data collected by PHR about non-evacuation of
wounded people and firing on medical teams, there was a systemic failure and
not “rare mishaps” during Gaza
Israeli Human Rights organizations:
Results of Israeli military investigations published today of alleged
violations in Gaza are very problematic – the only way to truly investigate
is through an external mechanism
or Libby Friedlander 054-245-7682
BBC senior management is on the offensive over Gaza. Stung by the widespread criticism of its refusal to broadcast the DEC Gaza aid appeal in January, it has singled out its key Middle East editor and is trying to bully him into silence.
The BBC Trust’s preposterous attack on Jeremy Bowen last week is a crude attempt to push back the wave of protest inside the BBC over the DEC appeal decision. If Bowen is slapped down, they calculate that no other BBC journalist will dare to speak out.
We call on all our supporters to urgently:
Scan the report summary (pages 4-15)
Read Robert Fisk’s superb comment on the report
Note the research showing BBC bias IN FAVOUR of Israel
Email Jeremy Bowen with your support: firstname.lastname@example.org
Copy your emails to the BBC Trust: email@example.com
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Arab Media Watch
As Barack Obama seeks to chart a new course in American foreign policy,
one of the English-language media's most respected authorities on the Arab
world, David Gardner, addresses the controversial but urgent question: why
is the Middle East so dysfunctional? And what can be done about it?
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