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March 10, 2010

No flowwers for Delal

PA cancels ceremony honoring leader of 1978 terror attack in Israel
By Reuters

The Palestinian Authority on Wednesday ordered the cancellation of a ceremony to honor the woman who led a 1978 hijacking of a civilian bus in Israel that left 35 people dead.

The cancellation of the ceremony planned for Thursday coincided with a visit to the West Bank by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who met with Palestinian leaders as part of Washington’s efforts to revive the moribund Middle East peace process.

Three Palestinian officials involved in organizing the event to honor Dalal al-Mughrabi, killed in the attack, said Israel told the Palestinian Authority to cancel the ceremony at which a traffic circle near Ramallah was to have been named after her and a memorial plaque unveiled.

The Israel Defense Forces, which controls access to the city, said initial checks could not find record of such a demand.

Mughrabi is remembered as a heroine by Palestinians, while Israel considers her a terrorist.

A member of the Fatah group led at the time by the late Yasser Arafat, Mughrabi and a group of fighters landed by sea on a beach in northern Israel.

They shot dead an American woman taking photos of wildlife and then hijacked the bus on the busy Haifa-Tel Aviv highway, where they shot at passing cars.

The vehicle was brought to a halt at a police roadblock at the entrance to Tel Aviv, where a gunfight ensued and explosives detonated.

“The commemoration should have been on the 11th, on the anniversary of her martyrdom,” said Rashida al-Mughrabi, Dalal al-Mughrabi’s sister and an officer in the Palestinian Authority security forces.

“A decision to cancel the celebration came from official channels,” she told Reuters


Splitting the Sky: Bush is a war criminal

8 mars 2010

A man named Splitting the Sky, tried to arrest former President George W. Bush for war crimes. He crossed police lines on one of President Bushs visits to Canada and was arrested. He now faces crim…
A man named Splitting the Sky, tried to arrest former President George W. Bush for war crimes. He crossed police lines on one of President Bushs visits to Canada and was arrested. He now faces criminal charges in court, the trial began today.

Is It Antisemitic To Say Zionists Control USA Foreign Policy ?

Meir Dagan: the mastermind behind Mossad’s secret war

read Gilad Aztmon in conjunction with the article below

Israel's Mossad spy agency chief Meir Dagan

Uzi Mahnaimi

Mossad spy agency chief Meir Dagan

IN early January two black Audi A6 limousines drove up to the main gate of a building on a small hill in the northern suburbs of Tel Aviv: the headquarters of Mossad, the Israeli secret intelligence agency, known as the “midrasha”.

Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, stepped out of his car and was greeted by Meir Dagan, the 64-year-old head of the agency. Dagan, who has walked with a stick since he was injured in action as a young man, led Netanyahu and a general to a briefing room.

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A Tale of Two Richards

by Nadia Hijab Released: 4 Mar 2010
They hail from opposite parts of the globe, but they have much in common: Jewish; experts on and passionate defenders of international law; and pummeling bags for Israel and the Palestinian Authority. And the future of the law of war lies at the heart of the campaigns against them.

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Richard Goldstone, whose international stature was cemented as chief prosecutor in the Yugoslavia and Rwanda tribunals, has been excoriated by Israel and its allies ever since his team submitted the report on the Gaza war requested by the United Nations Human Rights Council in September 2009. The steady stream of invective (the report is “full of lies,” and he has “used his Jewishness to jeopardize the safety and security of Israel” are just two of the milder attacks) has also targeted his family and taken a toll on the publicly stoic judge.

Richard Falk, professor emeritus at Princeton University and UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, has been attacked by Israel for years. But now, in a new twist, he is being hung out to dry by the Palestinian Authority in perhaps the unkindest cut of all.

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