Archive for July, 2010

CSIS boss Fadden gets support from Tory MP

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

China wooing Canadian politicians with gifts and women, Tory MP alleges

“…politicians and government officials from Canada and other countries are being wooed with extravagant gifts, beautiful young women and too-good-to-be-true business deals.”

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Israeli military integration with Europe and NATO

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Robert Fisk: Israel has crept into the EU without anyone noticing.

“Israel has developed such strong political and economic ties to the EU over the past decade that it has become a member state of the union in all but name… Did we know this? Did we vote for this? Who allowed this to happen?”

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Phony charitable donations support ethnic cleansing?

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Activists work to stop tax-exempt donations to Israeli settlements 

“It is estimated that tens of millions of dollars reach the settlements in the form of charity, contributions that by virtue of their philanthropic nature enjoy tax-exempt status under the US’ Internal Revenue Code…

“The groups, mostly Jewish but also Christian-Zionist, often adopt a particular community of settlers and for the most part claim on their tax forms to be contributing to charitable or educational projects.

“The non-profit status some of these groups enjoy as designated 501(c)(3) organizations under IRS regulations implies an official US government recognition of their activity.

“Meanwhile, US aid to Israel — the billions of dollars per year from the government as well as private donations — continues to flow unabated.” 

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The Royal Canadian Legion and ‘Operation Home Fires’

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Although I am anything but a pacifist, I take war very seriously, and I am fussy about what wars I get into. 

While I do not support the “mission” in Afghanistan, or the “war” in Iraq, I am always mindful of those who find themselves in harm’s way while in uniform serving Canada or any other English-speaking country. 

The Royal Canadian Legion’s “Operation Home Fires” therefore has my wholehearted support, and this post is for anyone who would like to donate useful items to help make the lives of our troops a little bit easier while they are on active service far away from home.

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Human trafficking / prostitution / slavery in Israel

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Israel’s sex trade booming

Human trafficking in Israel rakes in  more than USD billion a year, findings in annual parliamentary survey show.

“…some 3,000 and 5,000 women are smuggled to Israel annually and sold into the prostitution industry, where they are constantly subjected to violence and abuse.  

“The report, issued annually, said some 10,000 such women currently reside in about 300 to 400 brothels throughout the country. They are traded for about USD 8,000 – USD 10,000, the committee said.” 

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Lying about the Gaza Flotilla disaster

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

“Israeli commandos were ordered to board a civilian ship in international waters and the government that sent them claims that the resisting passengers attacked them without provocation.  This is like a carjacker complaining to the police that the driver bashed him with a crowbar that was under the seat. “

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Arizona immigration law blocked by federal judge

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

“We will continue to work toward smarter and more effective enforcement of our laws while pressing for a comprehensive approach that provides true security and strengthens accountability and responsibility in our immigration system at the national level.”  U.S. State Dept. comment on the ruling.  

Really!!  -JG.

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Israeli soldiers destroy homes, animal fodder, water tanks

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Oxfam calls for compensation from Israel

Ma’an News

“…villagers in Al-Farisiya were forced into poverty when soldiers demolished 79 structures in the village, including homes, stables, sheds, water tanks, two tons of animal fodder, fertilizer and wheat.” 

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Israel: No talks with Germany over new sub

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Defense Ministry denies media reports.

The Jerusalem Post

By Yaakov Katz 
07/25/2010 04:50

The Defense Ministry released a rare statement on Friday denying media reports that talks were being held with Germany regarding the potential sale of a new submarine.

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Proposed law re-defines ‘Jewishness’ and threatens ‘law of return’

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Proposed bill could redefine who is a Jew in Israel

“… would be like Christian fundamentalists being given the right to decide who is worthy of U.S. citizenship… a soldier whose Jewishness has not been sanctioned could be denied a Jewish funeral, even if killed in combat.”

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