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November 5, 2009

Israeli ambassador welcomed with eggs in Turkey

Wed, 04 Nov 2009 16:34:55 GMT

Israel’s ambassador to Ankara has been pelted with eggs during a visit to a Turkish university in the coastal city of Trabzon.

Angry Turkish students threw eggs at Gabi Levy as he arrived at Karadeniz Teknik university on Wednesday.

The students protesting against Tel Aviv’s policies regarding the Palestinians, including the issues of illegal settlement activity in the West bank and the war on the Gaza Strip.

Police detained a group of 20 students and the Israeli ambassador left without getting out of his vehicle, Anatolia reported.

The embarrassing incident came only one day after Gabi Levy, who is on a tour of the region, faced harsh criticism in the nearby city of Rize, where local officials condemned Israel’s “policies of expansion and occupation” and said that the so-called “self-defense” should not involve “killing children.”

Ankara-Tel Aviv re relations deteriorated after Israel’s deadly military offensive in Gaza that killed over 1,400 Palestinians, mostly civilians, at the turn of the year.

The two side’s bilateral relations further deteriorated last month, after Ankara excluded Israel from an international air force exercise in protest at “the humanitarian tragedy” in Gaza and called for an immediate lifting of Gaza siege, which has put the region’s 1.5 million population in desperate need of basic necessities.


Ilan Pappé on the Hart show

Zionism’s Jewish Enemy

Alan Hart Interviews Professor Ilan Pappe, Israel’s leading “new” or “revisionist” historian.

Like all Israelis, Ilan was brought up, conditioned, to believe Zionism’s version of the history of the making and sustaining of the Arab-Israeli conflict. It wasn’t until he went to England to continue his academic studies that he had access to documentation which enabled him to understand that Zionism’s version is a propaganda lie.

Video posted November 04, 2009

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Part 2

Alan Hart is a former ITN and BBC Panorama foreign correspondent who covered wars and conflicts wherever they were taking place in the world and specialized in the Middle East. Author of Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews: The False Messiah (Zionism, the Real Enemy of the Jews). He blogs on

Hart of the Matter – Ilan Pappe I from Alan Hart on Vimeo.

Ilan Pappé on the Hart show, part 2

Hart of the Matter – Ilan Pappe II from Alan Hart on Vimeo.

Egypt seeks to ban Al-Alam TV network

this was published on Sat, 16 May 2009 17:55:36 GMT; looks like they managed to evict it otherwise; the channel can still be viewed on hotbird
elalamEgyptian judicial authorities have lodged a lawsuit against the Al-Alam TV network in a move to ban its activities and put an end to its broadcast in the Arab nation.

The complaint said that the TV network has criticized senior Egyptian authorities including President Hosni Mubarak and Chief Prosecutor Abdul Majid Mahmoud, Tabnak reported.

It also claimed that the network had attempted to orchestrate a coup against the ruling system in the country with Prosecutor Mahmoud being a the target of attacks.

The complaint claimed that Al-Alam activities run counter to international media regulations and called for an immediate stop to its broadcast on NileSat.

Earlier in July, security forces in Cairo inspected the Iranian satellite TV network office and confiscated equipment, including cameras, computers and two tapes, claiming the network lacked a license for operation.

The complaint came after the network published an article on its website discussing Mahmoud’s accusations against a ‘Hezbollah-backed campaign against Egypt’.


Arabsat, Nilesat cut Al-Alam broadcast

In a shock move against Al-Alam News Network, the Saudi-based Arabsat network and Nilesat in Cairo have taken the Arab language network off air.

The technical section of Al-Alam reported on Tuesday that the Iranian network’s officials have contacted the officials running the two satellite operators, but have received no response.

Arabsat and Nilesat are among several satellites on which Al-Alam television broadcasts its programs.

No further details are available yet.

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