Who in Gaza wants an Israeli invasion?

Somebody in Gaza wants an Israeli invasion very badly — and they may soon get one. There was a nearly non-stop barrage today of all sorts of “projectiles” (including Kassams, mortars, and even Grads) all around the northern perimeter of the Gaza strip. “Projectiles” fell in Sderot and Ashkelon. Haaretz reported that &#...

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Fifth Free Gaza expedition arrives in Gaza after sailing from Cyprus

The humanitarian crisis in Gaza is worsening by the day — UNRWA has now suspended food deliveries; bakeries are now nearly totally out of flour, and of fuel to bake bread; Hamas has said its tahdiya (period of calm) that began with Israel last June is over; Hamas leaders say they will not recognize Palestinian […]

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New sign at the checkpoint

There is a new sign that has been erected just before the entry to the Ar-Ram/ Dahiet al-Bariid checkpoint, which is written in three languages (Hebrew, Arabic and English), and which reads. It is forbidden to hand over or deliver vehicles for repair to the Palestinian Authority I saw it for the first time tonight, […]

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Iraqi journalist throws shoes at Bush during Baghdad news conference

Bush himself says he is now trying to think of shoe jokes, but I am concerned that journalists all over the world will henceforth be made to remove their shoes before attending press conferences… I also wonder how many will “defend until death” this journalist’s right to express his opinion about outgoing U.S. President Geor...

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Today is International Human Rights Day

It is the 60th (yes, sixtieth) anniversary of the adoption, by the United Nations General Assembly, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, by a meeting of the UN General Assembly in Paris, France. Former U.S. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the prime movers behind the multi-year negotiations that led to the drafting […]

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Majority of World's 125 Jailed Press are Online Journalists

There are now 125 members of the press jailed world-wide, according to the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) — and 56 of them are on-line journalists, “reflecting the rising influence of online reporting and commentary”, CPJ says in its newly-released annual census of imprisoned journalists. According to its re...

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