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Apartheid-era divisions linger among S. Africa’s Jews

By MOIRA SCHNEIDER / JTA    The Jerusalem Post    Wed, Nov 2, 2011    A conference on apartheid imparts painful episodes from the country’s past, and shows how old fault lines still divide the Jewish community.     CAPE TOWN – When anti-apartheid activist Lorna Levy first became involved in politics as a student in the […]


Robert Fisk: Assad’s army remains defiant as it buries its dead

Syrian officers told me 1,150 soldiers have been killed in Syria in the past seven months – an extraordinary death toll    Independent    Wednesday, 26 October 2011   Sergeant Jassem Abdul-Raheem Shehadi and Private Ahmed Khalaf Adalli of the Syrian Army were sent to their graves yesterday with the send-off their families would have wished […]


Robert Fisk: Why Jordan is occupied by Palestinians

A powerful group of ex-army leaders say their country is being overrun – and they blame King Abdullah    Independent.      Thursday, 22 July 2010   Just opposite the Al-Quds restaurant in centralAmmanis a dull, grey-stone building spattered with old bullet holes. In 1970, this was where the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine staged […]


Robert Fisk: Lessons in humanity from a Libyan family, a tale of Dickens from Cairo – and the wrong shark

Middle East Notebook   Independent    Saturday, 22 October 2011   It’s an ill wind, etc. Today my thoughts are not with the Gaddafi family but with Bassam and Saniya al-Ghossain, whose daughter Raafat was killed inLibyaon 15 April 1986.   She was the victim of President Reagan’s insane air raids onTripoli– in revenge for the […]


IPA Starts New Measures To Punish Detainees

by Saed Bannoura –   IMEMC & Agencies    Wednesday October 05, 2011 10:39   Israeli Maariv reported on Wednesday morning that the Israeli Prison Administration (IPA) has started a series of measures to increase pressure on the Palestinian detainees in an attempt to break their open-ended hunger strike.   The new measures include depriving the detainees […]


Assassination Rights

by Edward S. Herman Edward S. Herman is an economist and media analyst with a specialty in corporate and regulatory issues as well as political economy and the media.   October 2, 2011    Assassination is as American as apple pie. The record-breaking case of assassination targeting is Fidel Castro.  The 1976 Church Committee report […]


Blair’s envoy role at risk as Palestinians reject ‘Israeli bias’

By Catrina Stewart in Jerusalem   Independent.    Thursday, 29 September 2011    Just days after being declared persona non grata at the Labour Party conference, Tony Blair looks set to receive similar treatment in theMiddle East.  The Palestinians have lost trust in the former prime minister as envoy for the Quartet on the Middle East […]


Bill Clinton: Netanyahu isn’t interested in Mideast peace deal

Former U.S. President says a cynical perspective of Prime Minister’s calls for negotiations ‘means that he’s just not going to give up the West Bank’.   Haaretz     Mon, September 26, 2011   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is responsible for the inability to reach a peace deal that would end the conflict betweenIsraeland the Palestinians, former […]


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