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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Palestinians draft UNSC resolution

presstv.ir | Thu Dec 30, 2010: 
Palestinians are set to ask the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in the coming days to condemn the continuing illegal Israeli settlement construction.

A copy of the draft resolution dated Dec. 21 -- obtained by the Associated Press -- shows that the Palestinians will call on the Security Council to declare the settlements illegal and ask Israel to freeze all construction in the occupied West Bank and East al-Quds. 

The Palestinian Authority (PA) said on Wednesday that its Arab allies will present the resolution to the UNSC early next month. 

Monday, December 13, 2010

British government paid millions to British ex-Guantanamo detainees.

What is the UK government trying to hide?

PressTVGlobalNews - the Agenda | December 12, 2010 - Some of the ex-Guantanamo detainees in Britain have been paid a deal worth millions by the British government in return for what their court action against the UK's intelligent services.




Friday, December 10, 2010

Who profits from Israeli occupation?

TheRealNews | August 10, 2009 - Boycotted by activists, the Israeli company AHAVA is backed by one of Israel's most powerful families.




Saturday, November 27, 2010

Letters to Leaders: Stop the Genocide in Ogaden region.

To: President Barack Obama

November 20, 2010

The Honorable Barack Obama,

I appreciate your willingness to serve the public. As a concerned citizen, we are writing this letter to inform you of the human rights violations that are currently taking place in the desiccated Ogaden region of Ethiopia. We are asking you to take immediate action to protect these incapacitated individuals from the Ethiopian government and bring reconciliation to this region. The racial extermination of the Ethiopian military against the people of the Ogaden has been ongoing since September 23, 1948, when the Ogaden region was transferred to Ethiopia. The Ogaden region is sparsely inhabited with Somali nomads, who are deprived of both personal and political freedom.

It is critical to note that very few people have limited knowledge of this genocide. Genocide is defined as the killing of members in a group, causing serious bodily or mental harm, imposing measures intended to prevent birth, or forcibly transferring children of that group to another group. This is exactly what is taking place in Ogaden, according to the Genocide Convention signed and put into effect by the U.N December 9. 1948.

Read the letter : from 3 Congressmen  



Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Kashmir : Amnesty International on 14 year old prisoner





nasirjohn | November 18, 2010 - Amnesty International has urged authorities in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir to release a 14-year-old child who has been detained without charge or trial for seven months, for allegedly taking part in anti-government protests.

The authorities claim that Mushtag Ahmad Sheikh was part of a large crowd which threw stones at police and security forces in the state capital Srinagar in April, as part of the ongoing unrest in Kashmir.

Police say that Mushtag Ahmad Sheikh is 19-years-old but his family claim that he was born in 1996 and is 14-years-old. Prison records reportedly confirm that he is a child.

Congo's Former VP Trial at The Hague.

War Crimes Trial for Congo's Former VP Opens at The Hague ::

VOAvideo | November 22, 2010 - Jean-Pierre Bemba, a former vice president of the Democratic Republic of Congo,went on trial Monday at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The crimes were allegedly committed by his militia, The Movement for the Liberation of Congo, after they crossed into the Central African Republic in 2002. Mariama Diallo reports.





Former DR Congo leader faces trial ::

AlJazeeraEnglish | November 22, 2010 - Jean-Pierre Bemba, former vice-president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has gone on trial for rape and murder allegedly committed by his troops in the neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR).

The 48 year old pleaded not guilty as the trial began at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague on Monday.

Bemba is charged with three counts of war crimes and two counts of crimes against humanity for the alleged atrocities by about 1,500 fighters of his Congolese Liberation Movement (MLC) between October 2002 and March 2003.

Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull from the Netherlands, where the trial is being held.




Sunday, November 21, 2010

No Jail - No Justice? Israeli troops set free in 'Human Shield' trial

RussiaToday | November 21, 2010 - An Israeli military court has let two of its soldiers walk free, after they were convicted of using a Palestinian boy as a human shield, during the Gaza War nearly two years ago. The two made a 9-year-old open bags they suspected were full of explosives.




Kashmir Violence :

PressTV InFocus : Nov 14,2010 - Kashmir as one of the most dangerous clash points is located partly in Indian and Pakistani border. Kashmir's unrest continues to be unresolved after more than six decades.Both India and Pakistan who claim full control of the region have fought two of the three wars in Kashmir and the area has remained at the heart of enmity between the two nuclear rivals.

In this edition of InFocus, Press TV's correspondent Shahana Butt takes a look at how the people in Kashmir are caught up in this long disputed between India and Pakistan.





Tuesday, November 16, 2010

After flood, landmines emerge in Pakistan.

unicef | November 09, 2010

KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA, Pakistan, 9 November 2010 -- Catastrophic flash floods have scarred the lives of Tayyab, 4, and his family in unimaginable ways. His father, Mohammad Aslam, is a small farmer in the remote village of Sadra Sharif, located in north-western Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.

In early August, as floodwaters receded in the village, Mr. Aslam went to the fields to assess the damage to his crops. "I saw this thing stuck in the crops and I brought it home out of curiosity," he remembers. "Not even for a moment did it cross my mind that I was bringing destruction to my family."

The receding waters have unearthed a lurking menace of unexploded ordnance and landmines in Pakistan. The floods carried the explosives into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from the mountains in neighbouring, conflict-stricken South Waziristan, one of the country's Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

"Sixteen cases have been reported during the last two months in flood-affected areas," says UNICEF Child Protection Officer Farman Ali. "Seven victims, including women and children, have been injured leading to amputation."

In response to the danger, UNICEF and its non-governmental partner, the Sustainable Peace and Development Organization, have expanded their mine-risk education (MRE) programme to flood-affected areas.





Sunday, November 14, 2010

Kashmir Burning - India

journeymanpictures | November 08, 2010 - It's one of the world's longest-running conflicts, defined by daily street battles and accusations of military abuse. Once again levels of violence have risen with daily battles raging - terror on Srinagar's tired streets?

"What do you think we're fighting for?! Freedom!", cries one of the masked young men preparing to take on the armed police in Srinigar. Once famed for its beauty, the Kashmir valley is now a joyless place of angry streets and automatic rifles. Frustrated over the remaining presence of Indian security forces, seemingly immune to the law. Angry young men and women taking to the streets to fight against "Indian occupation". The police have responded with force, and more than 100 people have died. We hear from the heartbroken family of an eight year old boy, who was beaten to death by the police for breaking the curfew: "a stick was thrust into his mouth, and his teeth were broken". The police deny all allegations, and insist that they "use plastic and rubber bullets". It's not what the video shows! Yet the alleged brutality has radicalised a wide cross-section of the community. The Indian Government says it has appointed three peace envoys in an attempt to calm things. Yet Kashmiris say peace is not what India wants: "the answer unfortunately to every rising in Kashmir is bullets".

Produced by Native Voice Films :: Distributed by Journeyman Pictures






Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Collateral Damage - Afghanistan.

journeymanpictures | October 11, 2010 - (October 2010)Following the Oruzgan killing of an Afghan family, three Australian soldiers now face a court martial. How could a family with 6 children have been slaughtered? To date there is no evidence any were associated with the Taliban.

Maintaining to this day that they were innocent civilians, the families of those affected by the raid are fuming that their names are still being dragged through the mud. Shortly after the attack, local man Shipiro said, "I asked the interpreter what they said, he said they made a mistake. Instead of the house on the hill, they attacked us". Many questions remain unanswered surrounding what actually happened that fateful day.

Produced By SBS :: Distributed By Journeyman Pictures.






Tuesday, November 9, 2010

American weapon of mass destruction - harmful results.

Vietnam still poisoned by US chemical weapons;

RT 9 Nov 2010 - For a decade, American jets dispersed 80 million litres of the new herbicide over the territory of Vietnam.

Half a million children in Vietnam were born with severe physical and mental disabilities – all because of Agent Orange.

Neither the US government nor the chemical companies that made the herbicide have paid a single cent in compensation to those whose lives were destroyed by their work.





Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Iraq Court Sentences Tariq Aziz to Death.

BAGHDAD — Tariq Aziz, a former top aide to Saddam Hussein, was sentenced to death by an Iraqi court on Tuesday for crimes against members of rival Shiite political parties.

The ruling was the latest in a series of criminal cases against Mr. Aziz, 74, who as foreign minister and, later, deputy prime minister became the bespectacled face of Mr. Hussein’s government during and before the Persian Gulf war of 1991, which was triggered by Iraq’s invasion of oil-rich Kuwait.

Because Mr. Hussein seldom left Iraq because of fears about his safety, Mr. Aziz represented Iraq in the diplomatic world. He surrendered to American forces in 2003, aware that he was among Iraq’s most hunted officials.





FACES OF TARIQ AZIZ




Sunday, October 24, 2010

Remember Palestine, the Sabra & Shatila Massacre.

PressTVGlobalNews | October 23, 2010 - The Sabra and Shatila massacre took place in the Sabra and Shatila Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut, Lebanon, between September 16 and September 18, 1982, during the Lebanese civil war. Palestinian and Lebanese civilians were massacred in the camps by the Israeli supporters Phalangist militia while the camp was surrounded by Israeli forces. In that period of time, Israel was at war with Lebanon. The Israeli forces occupied Beirut and dominated militarily the refugee camps of Palestinians and controlled the entrance to the city. Later, the Israeli forces were ruled to have been involved directly in massacres carried out in both camps.

This episode of Press TV's Remember Palestine looks at what brought on the massacres and why they are not recognized to the same extent that other atrocities in history have been.






Julian Assange to RT: WikiLeaks gives 'most accurate picture of war'.

RussiaToday | October 24, 2010 - The shocking WikiLeaks release, which has revealed thousands of unreported civilian casualties in Iraq, is the most accurate picture of war ever made, and it is food for thought, says the website's editor-in-chief.

The report, condemned by the Pentagon, claims that US commanders in Iraq ignored evidence of torture and the murder of civilians. "This material has revealed 15,000 previously unreported, undocumented civilian casualties. That's an extraordinary number of people who have never been spoken about before," Julian Assange said. "We also see that the cover up of torture by coalition forces well after Andrew Graham was a concrete policy, a secret policy: to not intervene with torture conducted by the fledgling Iraqi government," he added. "This is the most accurate description of a war that has ever been released into the historic record. There is nothing comparable.

It is the details of the deaths of 109,000 people, the wounding of 170,000 people, the detaining of nearly 200,000 people during a course of six years. Of course, that is only about a half the military action that went on during that period, because it is only the US view on things, but even so we see that there is nearly no street corner in Baghdad that did not have a body found that had been killed through violence in one form or another," he said. "We should start imagining it or stop supporting it. It is not good to support things that you do not understand," he pointed out.

"We need to understand what the reality of war is, if we are going to choose to engage in it." Assange said that WikiLeaks was now expecting some kind of response from the Pentagon, a counter-attack that follows each of the website's releases. "Last time it was names appearing in the material, which the Pentagon managed to successfully fool the press into believing was going to be a great big assassination list for the Taliban. But in fact, nearly all of those names were right to appear; they were the names of governors who were taking bribes by the US military, or the names of the radio stations that were taking bribes to put on propaganda content...

As recently as last week, NATO officials in Kabul said they could not find a single person that needed protecting or moving... And a letter has come out that was originally written on August 16th by Defense Secretary Gates stating that no sensitive intelligence sources or methods were revealed in that material, but of course, this was not the public line," he said.






The Secret Iraq Files.

AlJazeeraEnglish | October 23, 2010 - It is the biggest leak of military secrets ever. Al Jazeera has obtained access to almost 400,000 classified American documents. Torture, claims of murder at the checkpoint - revelations that make a mockery of the rules of combat.

Over the past ten weeks, working with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in London, Al Jazeera has read tens of thousands of documents, which we sourced through WikiLeaks.

There is a good reason that Washington did not want you to see them. They reveal the covering up of Iraqi state torture to the truth about the hundreds of civilians who have been killed at coalition road blocks.

There are fresh outrages involving private security contractors and we find out what the US really thinks about the Iraqi prime minister.

The Secret Files aired from Saturday, October 23.




Friday, October 22, 2010

Jewish settlers 'building 600 new homes'

france24english | October 22, 2010 - Israel has started building at least 600 homes since the end of a construction freeze, watchdog Peace Now said on Thursday, in a move which the Palestinians slammed as "a flagrant act of defiance".





Saturday, October 16, 2010

Israel's secret cemeteries.

france24english | October 15, 2010 - For 60 years the Israeli Army have confiscated the bodies of Palestinian and Arab fighters. The corpses are kept in secret cemeteries and given identification numbers. The Palestinians call these cemeteries "Makaber el Arkam" the cemeteries of numbers





Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Costly and Brutal Anniversary

On October 7, 2010, the Afghanistan War entered its 10th year. This war is not making us any safer and is not worth the cost. We must join together to bring this war to a close.





China's crimes against the Uyghurs.

One on One - Rebiya Kadeer:

AlJazeeraEnglish | October 10, 2010 - Rebiya Kadeer discusses with Riz Khan the trials and tribulations she has faced in fighting for human rights. The leading Uighur activist and philanthropist shares her stories of yielding persistence and strength.




Monday, October 4, 2010

Harry Belafonte: Iraq & Afghanistan Wars Are "Immoral, Unconscionable and Unwinnable"

Harry-belafonte
"The President’s decision to escalate the war in that region alone costs the nation $33 billion," the legendary musician, actor and activist Harry Belafonte said at Saturday’s "One Nation Working Together" in Washington. "That sum of money could not only create 600,000 jobs here in America, but would even leave us a few billion to start rebuilding our schools, our roads, our hospitals and affordable housing. It could also help to rebuild the lives of the thousands of our returning wounded veterans." 




Thursday, September 23, 2010

UN Report on Gaza flotilla killings:

Israel accused of war crimes for "unlawful assault"


United Nations panel of human rights experts has accused Israel of war crimes through willful killing, unnecessary brutality and torture in its "clearly unlawful" assault on a ship attempting to break the blockade of Gaza in May in which nine Turkish activists died.

The report by three experts appointed by the UN's Human Rights Council (UNHRC) described the seizure of MV illegal under international law.

Negotiations On, Occupation via settlements are also On!

Settlements are against Geneva Conventions!

East Jerusalem clash turns deadly :





AlJazeeraEnglish | September 22, 2010 - A Palestinian has been killed after a Jewish settlement guard opened fire at a group of men in an Arab neighbourhood of East Jerusalem.


The incident occurred after clashes broke out between Jewish settlers and a

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Did U.S. Soldiers Create Afghan Killing Club?

TheRealNews | September 20, 2010 - U.S. soldiers charged with targeting Afghan civilians; Army ignored pleas by soldier's father






Drugs and Murder in Afghanistan

TheRealNews | September 21, 2010 - Did U.S. Soldiers Create Afghan Killing Club Pt. 2 - Is Army culture to blame for the crimes?

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Israel should not keep its History Behind Lock and key




Palestinian Loss of Land 1946-2005
Jonathan Cook

History may be written by the victors, as Winston Churchill is said to have observed, but the opening up of archives can threaten a nation every bit as much as the unearthing of mass graves.

That danger explains a decision quietly taken last month by Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, to extend by an additional 20 years the country’s 50-year rule for the release of sensitive documents.

The new 70-year disclosure rule is the government’s response to Israeli journalists who have been seeking through Israel’s courts to gain access to documents that should already be declassified, especially those concerning the 1948 war, which established Israel, and the 1956 Suez crisis.



Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Israel's "Sheer Criminal Aggression"


Attack on Gaza Flotilla Chomsky Says "No Credible Pretext"


The siege is savage and cruel, designed to keep the caged animals barely alive so as to fend off international protest, but hardly more than that.  It is the latest stage of long-standing Israeli plans, backed by the US, to separate Gaza from the West Bank. These are only the bare outlines of very ugly policies, in which Egypt is complicit as well.





Family of Gaza war victims doubt Israeli justice

AlJazeeraEnglish | July 06, 2010  -  An Israeli soldier has been charged with manslaughter in an Israeli court for the deaths of two Palestinian women during Israel's war on Gaza.

Majda Abu Hajaj and her 64-year-old mother were shot dead while carrying white flags they made out of bed sheets near their homes after the Israeli army forced the women to leave their house.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Gaza chocolatiers under siege

AlJazeeraEnglish | July 02, 2010 - Business in Gaza continues to suffer because Israel is refusing to allow companies to import certain materials which has forces thousands of Palestinians to rely on the use of underground tunnels to smuggle materials into the Gaza Strip.

US to blame for Afghan slaughter.

US-led forces have killed over 2,500 Afghan 
civilians last year, according to official figures.
Thu, 01 Jul 2010  |  PressTV
 
US-led forces in Afghanistan have killed many civilians in the southern province of Helmand amid public outrage over rising death tolls in the war-torn county, Afghan sources say.

Afghan sources told Press TV that most of the victims of the US-led forces were civilians while a statement by International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said on Thursday that they had killed "a large number" of Taliban militants in the region and captured a Taliban chief of Naw Zad.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Jerusalem Plan to Demolish Palestinian Homes Raises Tensions.

June 24, 2010 | Israeli authorities say they are moving ahead with plans to demolish more than 20 homes in Silwan, an Arab neighborhood in East Jerusalem. Israeli officials want to clear the land to build an archeological park on a site -- just outside the walled old city -- where Jews believe the biblical King David walked. Silwan's Palestinian residents accuse Israel of trying to expel them in order to strengthen the Jewish presence in East Jerusalem, seized by Israel during the 1967 War. VOA Jerusalem correspondent Luis Ramirez reports

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Gaza Siege.

Israel's siege of Gaza:

June 17, 2010 — Gaza has been under Israeli blockade since Hamas took control of the Strip in 2007.

The siege has forced Gazans to rely on supplies smuggled through tunnels that go underneath the territory's border with Egypt.

On Thursday, the Israeli government announced its decision to let in some items, but Hamas dismissed it as "just propaganda". Video Inside:


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Gaza Flotilla Testimony of Laura Stewart, a composed housewife.

June 09, 2010 — produced by http://www.counterfire.org
Laura is a housewife from North London. She was on the Marvi Marmara when the Israelis attacked.






Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Predator Drones: Joking over innocent deaths?

RussiaToday — June 08, 2010 — As Washington expands its drone strikes in Pakistan, the number of civilians killed in the attacks keeps rising. Hundreds of people have died since 2004 and critics say the program only helps fuel the conflict and creates new militants rather than eliminating them.



Saturday, May 8, 2010

US Drone Attacks - in Pakistan

PressTVGlobalNews | News Analysis — May 08, 2010 — CIA to expand drone raids in Pakistan








Friday, May 7, 2010

Mass grave of Iraqis soldiers found in Kuwait.


Fri, 07 May 2010  |  PressTV
 
Kuwait says it has found a mass grave where scores of slain Iraqi soldiers were buried during the 1991 US war with the ex-Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

Kuwaiti Interior Ministry spokesman Mohammed al-Saber said on Thursday that at least 55 Iraqi soldiers were buried in the grave in a northern town across from the Iraqi border, the official news agency KUNA reported.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Zionist group bans Goldstone.


In this June 3, 2009, file photo, UN investigator Richard Goldstone visits a destroyed house where family members were killed in an artillery strike during Israel's offensive on Gaza. AP Photo
 
Zionists threatened to interfere with the family matters of the author of the UN report which found Israel responsible for war crimes in Gaza.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Two Serbian policemen jailed for 31 years for killing 8,000 Muslims


Bosnia's war crimes court has jailed two former Serb police officers for 31 years each on charges of aiding in genocide and taking part in the killing of up to 8,000 Muslims in the town of Srebrenica in 1995.

Scuffles at Jerusalem protest

AlJazeeraEnglish — April 25, 2010 — Palestinian demonstrators have hurled stones at Jewish settlers rallying for the demolition of Arab houses in occupied East Jerusalem.

The clashes took place on Sunday as George Mitchell, the US special envoy to the Middle East, was visiting Israeli officials in Tel Aviv for talks on restarting the peace process between Palestinians and Israelis.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Israeli fire injures six in Gaza

Intl. peace activists chant pro-Palestinian
slogans in Gaza City on Jan. 7, 2010.
Sat, 24 Apr 2010  |  PessTV
 
Israeli forces injure six people, one seriously, attacking the people who had protested Tel Aviv's declaring great chunks of Gaza's arable land no-go area.

US drone attack kills 7 in Pakistan

A US drone aircraft fires three missiles into the troubled northwestern Pakistan, killing at least seven people and injuring several others.

According to Pakistani intelligence officials, the missiles landed in the country's North Waziristan tribal area near the Afghan border on Saturday.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

AI : US helicopter killings in Iraq must be independently investigated.


Iraqi family demands justice for US attack death

AlJazeeraEnglish — April 06, 2010 — The US military says it has no reason to doubt the authenticity of a video leaked through the whistleblower website WikiLeaks showing a US military attack on a group of civilians in Iraq.

In the 2007 attack, a US military helicopter fired on a group of Iraqis, killing 12 civilians, according to the website, including two employees of the Reuters news agency.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Israel seizing hundreds of millions of shekels meant for Palestinian services .

By Chaim Levinson | Haaretz - Wed., April 07, 2010

For the past 15 years, Israel has been channeling hundreds of millions of shekels it had collected in the West Bank into its state coffers. The move is considered illegal, since international law prohibits an occupying power from appropriating the fruit of economic activity in an occupied territory.

Following protests by military lawyers, the deputy attorney general has ruled that the practice should be stopped and ordered an inquiry into whether the Civil Administration in the West Bank should be compensated retroactively.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Serbia apologizes for 1995 massacre of Muslims


2010/03/31 | ABNA news - The Serbian parliament voted on Wednesday to apologize for the 1995 massacre of thousands of Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica, but stopped short of labeling the killings as "genocide."

The landmark resolution condemned the massacre of some 8,000 Bosnian Muslims and expressed regret for not doing enough to prevent the tragedy.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

West Bank lockdown extended.


Published Sunday 14/03/2010 (updated) 15/03/2010


Palestinian teachers argue with an Israeli soldier preventing them access through
a checkpoint in Qalqiliya between their homes and their work places on 11 March 2010.
[MaanImages/Khaleel Reash]
Bethelehem - Ma'an - Israeli authorities extended a closure of the West Bank on Saturday evening as restrictions on Palestinian entry into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound remain in place.


The closure, expected to end on Saturday night, was extended until Tuesday "In accordance with the directives of the Minister of Defense, Mr. Ehud Barak, and following additional situation assessments adopted by the defense establishment," an Israeli military statement read.

Gaza…1000 Days Under Siege!

Israel has been sealing off the Gaza Strip, home to nearly 1.6   million, since 2006.
14 March 2010 : GAZA CITY – Pitifully looking at her baby child, Om Yamen is recalling the past 1,000 days of her life under a crippling Israeli siege (picture).
“Life has been a living hell,” she told IslamOnline.net on Tuesday, March 9, in a broken voice.
“We can’t stand this anymore. The siege has exhausted us and broken our backs.”

Monday, March 15, 2010

Palestinians protesting against the on-going construction...

NoCommenttv | March 14, 2010 - In Beit Umar in the West Bank, dozens of Palestinians protesting against the on-going construction of the separation barrier in the West Bank.

The Palestinian demonstrators scuffled with Israeli soldiers who used tear gas to break up the demonstration....

Monday, March 1, 2010

'Just and Holy' - Karadzic defends Bosnian war at genocide trial


Video 1 : Russia Today | March 01, 2010 - Radovan Karadzic, the wartime leader of the Bosnian Serbs, has accused prosecutors in the Hague of fabricating the evidence used during his tribunal. The comments were made as his trial resumed on Monday. Karadzic faces 11 charges of war crimes, including genocide and crimes against humanity, in connection with the Bosnian conflict which left more than 100,000 people dead. During his defence speech Karadzic said: "I will defend that nation of ours and their cause, which is just and holy and in that way I shall be able to defend myself too and my nation."

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Hebron Palestinians protest closures.

  
Westbank clashes  | February 25, 2010Clashes erupted between Israeli soldiers and dozens of stone-throwing Palestinian youths in the biblical West Bank town of Hebron.








Sunday, February 21, 2010

Israel rebuffs France over possible Palestine recognition.



Palestinians are seeking an independent state by 2011.

Sun, 21 Feb 2010  |  PressTV

Israel has rejected the idea of foreign countries recognizing a Palestinian state, after France suggested the recognition could soon take place.


"Imposing this kind of semblance of a partial solution from outside goes against the very idea of peace," AFP quoted a senior Israeli official as saying on condition of anonymity.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Face to Face: Lauren Booth meets Baroness Jenny Tonge.

he show was broadcast on February 2010 from Press TV
Host: Lauren Booth
Face to Face is a Press TV programme

Baroness Tonge. (Dr Jenny Tonge)
· Jenny Tonge was elected to the UK House of Commons in 1997.
· She was made Shadow Secretary of State for International Development the same year.
· She was elevated to the UK House of Lords in 2005, where she is a front bench speaker on health matters.
· She first visited Israel, the West bank and Gaza in 2003 and has been an outspoken critic of the state of Israel ever since.

Bilin marks five years of West Bank barrier protest


By Heather Sharp | BBC News, Bilin, West Bank- Friday 19 Feb 2010

Despite the barrages of Israeli tear gas, sound grenades, foul-smelling spray and sometimes bullets - rubber coated and occasionally live - the protesters at the Palestinian village of Bilin keep going back for more.

And as they mark five years since their first protest against the barrier Israel has built on their doorstep in the occupied West Bank, they seem as determined as ever.

The villagers - together with Israeli and international activists - see their weekly Friday demonstrations as a leading example of Palestinian non-violent, grassroots protest.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Israeli apartheid

The Real news | February 14, 2010 - Michael Ratner reports on his recent visit to the West Bank - Vid 1

Ratner: Building settlements in occupied territories with US support is illegal and unacceptable - Vid 2

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Israel rejects UN demands over Gaza war report

Fri, 12 Feb 2010  |  PressTV

Israel has rejected United Nations demands of an independent probe into its last year war on the Gaza Strip which claimed the lives of more than 1,400 Palestinians.


A senior official in the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said on Friday that the report Israel gave UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the investigations it is conducting into Operation Cast Lead earlier this month is sufficient.

The Goldstone report returns

Israel, Palestinians conduct "disappointing" investigations of Gaza war crimes allegations, UN responds.



Monday, February 8, 2010

Israel: Military Investigations Fail Gaza War Victims.

Independent Investigation Remains Essential | February 7, 2010

HRW | Israel has failed to demonstrate that it will conduct thorough and impartial investigations into alleged laws-of-war violations by its forces during last year's Gaza conflict, Human Rights Watch said today. An independent investigation is needed if perpetrators of abuse, including senior military and political officials who set policies that violated the laws of war, are to be held accountable, Human Rights Watch said.

On February 4, 2010, Human Rights Watch met with military lawyers from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to discuss the investigations. While the military is conducting ongoing investigations, officials did not provide information showing that these will be thorough and impartial or that they will address the broader policy and command decisions that led to unlawful civilian deaths, Human Rights Watch said.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Israel stole $2bn from Palestinian workers.


Sunday, February 07, 2010 | (Jerusalem) -- Over the past four decades Israel has defrauded Palestinians working inside Israel of more than $2 billion by deducting from their salaries contributions for welfare benefits to which they were never entitled, Israeli economists have revealed.

A new report, “State Robbery”, to be published later this month, says the “theft” continued even after the Palestinian Authority was established in 1994 and part of the money was supposed to be transferred to a special fund on behalf of the workers.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Deaths in Pakistan 'drone' attack

Aljazeera English 03 Feb 2010  |  Missiles fired by suspected US drones have killed at least 17 people and wounded many more in Pakistan, residents and security officials say. 

Officials said the missiles rained down on Dattakhel village in the Degan area of North Waziristan, part of Pakistan's semi-autonomous tribal region near the Afghan border, on Tuesday.
 
They said the missiles struck suspected fighters' hideouts and a training centre.

Israel admits War Crimes

BBC | Israel has revealed it has reprimanded two top army officers for using white phosphorus shells during an attack on a UN compound in Gaza last year.

The admission is contained in the Israeli response to the UN's Goldstone report, which concluded both Israel and Hamas had committed war crimes.

Both officers have retained their ranks, according to reports.

Until now the Israeli army has denied breaking the rules of engagement over the use of white phosphorus.

Iraq war inquiry 'exceeds expectations'?


Feb 02, 2010 | John Cooper, a human rights lawyer, gives his view on Britain's latest public inquiry into the Iraq war.

Will the results be turn into a brave and bold judgment.







The British - Iraq War Inquiry

Israeli Assassination - Press TV , News Analysis

Assassins hid in Israeli minister convoy: Hamas
Sat, 30 Jan 2010 15:00:05 GMT

Hamas says the assassins of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, one of the Palestinian resistance movement's senior figures, could have used an Israeli ministerial convoy as a cover.

Commenting on the last week assassination of the 50-year-old co-founder of Hamas' armed wing Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades in Dubai, senior member of the Hamas leadership Mahmoud al-Zahar said the perpetrators could have accompanied Infrastructure Minister Uzi Landau's convoy into the United Arab Emirates.





Israeli Admitted - The Use Of White Phosphorus on Gaza.

February 01, 2010 BBC World | VID 1 : Israeli Officers "Disciplined" Over The Use Of White Phosphorus (on Schools & Hospitals)

February 02, 2010 France24English | VID 2: ISRAEL - Two army officers reprimanded for Gaza attack With our correspondent in Jerusalem. "The two men were disciplined for excessive shelling, but not white phosphorous" 


Hamas calls for legal action against Israel at ICC

Monday, February 1, 2010

Inside Israeli land grabs

TRNN speaks to settlers, Palestinians, and experts to understand the process of land confiscation in Occupied Palestinian Territory.



Thursday, January 28, 2010

They murdered the Imam!



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International Security Assistance Force - Afghanistan









KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan 28) - In an unfortunate  incident this morning, an ISAF convoy fired on what appeared to be a  threatening vehicle. Regrettably an Afghan civilian was killed during  the incident.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Cost of War

The Cost of War examines the longer term legacy of Israel's war on Gaza.

By following characters associated with buildings that were targeted in the war, the film explores the humanitarian and economic situation in Gaza and the impact of the war on human development.

How has the destruction of universities and schools impacted education? And what about hospitals, clinics, electricity grids, sewage works?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Assassination of an Iranian Nuclear Physicist.

STRATFORvideo
After a bomb kills a nuclear scientist in Tehran, analysts Scott Stewart and Reva Bhalla explain how questions about the attack -- and the victim's identity -- carry implications for Iran and beyond.

Aljazeera

An Iranian nuclear physicist has been killed in Tehran - a killing the government is placing squarely on the shoulders of the US and Israel. The US has denied this calling it absurd. Massoud Ali Mohammadi was leaving for his job at Tehran University, when a bomb placed on a motorcycle near his house went off. Al Jazeera's Alireza Roneghi reports from Tehran (12 Jan 10).

Will Iraq inquiry.

Will Iraq inquiry prove dossier was 'sexed up'?


In London, the former communications head of the British government, Alastair Campbell has given testimony about the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. Campbell told the inquiry that the former British prime minister wanted to disarm Saddam Hussein via the United Nations. He denied that the ex-US president Bush had persuaded Blair to agree with his regime change policy.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Egypt Gaza wall

Eypt's steel wall between Gaza and Rafah which is designed to further suffocate and beseige the already oppressed Gazan's

Italy-based group accuses Israel of poisoning Gaza land

The Italian New Weapons Committee accuses Israel of contaminating Gaza land through bombing, and the president of the European Jewish Congress termed the claims "unfounded blood libels reminiscent of tales of Jews poisoning wells."

Saturday, January 2, 2010

American Nukes - Cancer fears

 
Doctors in Iraq are recording a shocking rise in the number of cancer victims south of Baghdad. Sufferers in the province of Babil have risen by almost tenfold in just three years. Locals blame depleted uranium from US military equipment used in the 2003 invasion. Many Iraqi doctors say its radiation causes an alarming rise in cancer rates and birth defects among Iraqi children. All over Iraq 300 sites are said to be contaminated by depleted Uranium.

London witnesses anti-Egypt protest.


At least 200 protestors gathered Friday outside the Egyptian Embassy in London after news spread that Gaza peace activists had been beaten by Egyptian police in Cairo. 



The protest was organized by the British Muslim Initiative in association with the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign. 

Case Against Blackwater Guards Dismissed

January 01, 2010 WASHINGTON

- A federal judge dismissed all charges Thursday against five Blackwater Worldwide security guards accused of killing unarmed Iraqi civilians in a crowded Baghdad intersection in 2007.

U.S. District Judge Ricardo Urbina said Justice Department prosecutors improperly built their case on sworn statements that had been given under a promise of immunity. Urbina said the government's explanations were "contradictory, unbelievable and lacking in credibility."

Israeli New Year Present : Israeli forces attack Gaza Strip


Israeli warplanes and tanks have carried out attacks across the Gaza Strip, damaging residential areas and leaving four Palestinians wounded.

The airstrikes which targeted residential areas in northern and central Gaza Strip, caused panic among children in the region, a Press TV correspondent reported on Friday.