“Rupert Murdoch has apologised on Twitter after criticising the “Jewish-owned press” for their coverage of Israel. The News Corp chairman and chief executive said he had been “sternly criticised” for the post and offered his unreserved apologies.
Canada: Anti-Israel protestors demonstrate outside embassy
India criticizes Israel for “disproportionate use of force”
“Rampant butchery” – Daily Star, Lebanon
Gaza attack: Timing determined by U.S. and Israeli elections?
Gaza crisis: ‘More than 100’ killed in Israeli strikes – BBC
UK government and media’s grotesque travesty of the truth in Gaza
In a “Comment” article posted by India’s Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses yesterday, we are told by author Ajey Lele that Japan and India are finding common ground in the need to co-operate with each other to counter-act China’s near-monopoly on “rare earth elements” (REE’s). Specifically, Japan finds its electronics industry and sovereignty threatened by China, and India is the second-largest producer of REE’s and has a history of enmity and military conflict with China.
Top 10 Myths About Israel’s Attack on Gaza
Killing Hope: Israel Targets Sports in Gaza
Israeli Aggression: Dress Rehearsal for Iran?
Dancing Israeli students chant “Death to the Arabs” (Video)
Russia: US Blocking UN Statement Calling for Gaza Ceasefire
Minister: 25 mosques bombed in Gaza
World has put up with Zionist apartheid for too long
Congress’s Shameful Support for Israeli Bombing
Chaos in Gaza hospital as doctors run out of life-saving medicines
In the line of fire: No escape anywhere in Gaza
“It seems to me that by issuing these leaflets, Israel is providing itself with an excuse ‘before the fact’ for causing mass civilian casualties. And if most of Gaza’s population is crammed into the centre of Gaza City, they will be sitting ducks for mistakes and accidents of war.”
Factors underlying this vicious military attack on a largely helpless civilian population are the upcoming Israeli election, Palestine’s move towards “observer” status at the U.N., and Israel’s never-ending quest to acquire more and more real estate and then clear it of unwanted “others”.
What I am attempting to do is extract salient information from the foreign (less-controlled) press and the internet, together with such revealing pro-Israeli propaganda and leaks as appear in the mainstream press, and then assemble it all into an easily-surveyed and digested presentation.
There are 17 links below.
Britain’s Daily Mail ran a great story yesterday describing the French response to an article in “The Economist” which describes France as “the time-bomb at the heart of Europe”; it would seem that while The Economist supports the continuation of the Euro, it thinks that French plans to tackle the financial crisis are “not ambitious enough”.
Using quotes from the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE), the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), the Royal Bank of Scotland, Bloomberg and others, “China Daily” tells us that renminbi-denominated foreign trade accounted for 10 per-cent of China’s total in July of this year, while two years ago, the figure was zero.
“Operation Pillar of Cloud” has now become “Operation Pillar of Defence”, although nobody seems to have told Wikipedia yet.
Somehow, it seems to make “mowing the grass” a whole lot nicer… JG.
Israel just “mowing the grass”
Attack “won’t deter Palestinians from seeking observer status at the UN”
Tunisia sends foreign minister to Gaza with aid
Worldwide protests against Israel: Listing is updated
Iraq urges Arab states to use oil against US, Israel