Monthly Archives: November 2012

Australia to abstain on UN Palestine vote

“In a direct rebuff of her leadership, Ms Gillard was opposed by all but two of her cabinet ministers – Bill Shorten and Stephen Conroy, both of the Victorian Right – during a heated meeting on Monday night… The Right faction (of the ruling Labour Party -JG), which would usually support Ms Gillard, backed an abstention, in part due to the views of its members that the government was too pro-Israel…”

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Black educator arranged pass marks for unqualified teachers

“For 15 years, teachers in three Southern states paid Clarence Mumford Sr… to send someone else to take the tests in their place, authorities said… Authorities say the scheme affected hundreds – if not thousands – of public school students who ended up being taught by unqualified instructors.”

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Germany: Will Hamburg cave-in to aggressive Muslim demands?

“(The) city of Hamburg signed a ‘treaty’ with organizations representing its Islamic population… The ‘treaty’ features a series of concessions, not by the Muslims to secular authority, but by the secular government of Hamburg to the Muslims. The ‘treaty,’ which requires ratification by the city’s Parliament, grants Muslims ‘rights’ and ‘privileges’ enjoyed by no other religious group there.”

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Israel’s threats are blackmail designed to gain concessions

“…by beating the war drums on Iran since 2009, Netanyahu has succeeded in shifting the world’s focus, including that of the Obama administration, from the Israel-Palestine question to Iran… Israel hopes that by injecting Iran into the presidential campaign in the United States it can blackmail the United States – Democrats and Republicans alike – to give Israel what it wants.”

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Stephen Harper supports Israel’s crimes against humanity

“In 2009 when Israel’s 22-day blitzkrieg was over, nearly 1,400 Palestinians had been wiped off the planet of whom four-fifths were civilians and 350 children, and over 5,000 wounded… Israel had destroyed or damaged 58,000 homes, 280 schools, 1,500 factories, water and sewage installations and 80 percent of agricultural crops.  The cost to Gaza’s civilian infrastructure was estimated at $660 to 900 million while the total economic cost was put at $3 to 3.5 billion.”  (Emphasis added).

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