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Israel Launches Ground Incursion into Gaza Strip

Posted on Apr 08, 2010 in Police, Military, & War

Source: Press TV

via BlackListed News
 
Israel has launched a ground incursion into the Gaza Strip with its troops entering the south of the long-blockaded coastal sliver.

Israeli tanks and bulldozers advanced about 500 meters into the east of the southern city of Khan Yunis on Wednesday, the Press TV correspondent in Gaza reported.

Late in March, Israeli forces crossed into the southern Qarara region and then invaded Dair al-Balah in central Gaza.

This was days after Israeli armored vehicles crossed into an area near the southern town of Khan Yunis, leaving one Palestinian dead and several others wounded.

Israeli forces have carried out numerous incursions into Gaza since Tel Aviv’s 22-day war on the strip at the turn of 2009.

The so-called Operation Cast Lead devastated much of the infrastructure in the impoverished Palestinian enclave, killing more than 1,400 Palestinians, mostly civilians.

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Lebanese Army Fires on Israeli Fighter Jets

Posted on Mar 22, 2010 in Global & National News

Source: Press TV

The Lebanese army says it has opened fire on two Israeli warplanes that were violating the country’s airspace at medium altitude.

“The army’s anti-aircraft guns fired at two Israeli warplanes overflying Hasbaya in southeastern Lebanon,” the Lebanese army said in statement late Sunday.

Israel’s regular overflights across southern Lebanon are in violation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1701, the statement added. The resolution calls on Tel Aviv to stop invading Lebanon’s sovereignty by land, sea and air.

Resolution 1701 was unanimously adopted by the UN Security Council in August 2006 that brought to end Israel’s 33-day war on Lebanon, during which Israeli forces failed to achieve any of their objectives.

The Sunday violation occurred amid Israel’s escalating war threats in the region. The army says Israeli warplanes have entered Lebanese airspace on an almost-daily basis during the past months....

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VP Biden Pledges Total Commitment to Israel (and Their War Crimes)

Posted on Mar 09, 2010 in Featured Articles

Source: LA Times

 

Reporting from Jerusalem – Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday began an effort to mend strained ties with Israel, pledging a total U.S. commitment to that country’s security and declaring that the bonds between the nations were “unbreakable.”

Opening a day of consultations with Israeli leaders, Biden also promoted indirect peace talks, set to begin soon, saying they offered “a moment of real opportunity” in the search for a settlement between Israelis and Palestinians.

But tensions between the U.S. and Israel were underscored Tuesday by Israel’s announcement that it would begin construction on 1,600 new housing units in disputed East Jerusalem, where the Palestinians hope to locate the capital of a future state. Senior Israeli officials said the units in Ramat Shlomo, a neighborhood for ultra-Orthodox Jews, had long been in the works.

Biden quickly condemned the Israeli announcement.

“The substance and timing of the announcement, particularly with the launching of proximity talks [with the Palestinians], is precisely the kind of step that undermines the trust we need right now and runs counter to the constructive discussions that I’ve had here in Israel,” he said....

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Dubai Police May Issue Warrant for Israel Prime Minister in Hamas Murder

Posted on Feb 05, 2010 in Global & National News

Source: Reuters

Dubai would seek the arrest of Israel’s prime minister if it found evidence intelligence service Mossad was behind the killing of a senior Hamas official, its police chief said in a newspaper on Friday.

Hamas has blamed Israel for killing Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, one of its top military commanders, in a Dubai hotel last month. Israel has declined to comment.

Police in the United Arab Emirates have said they suspect a foreign “criminal gang” of killing Mabhouh in his hotel room, and are looking into the possible involvement of Israel’s spy agency.

Dubai’s police chief, Dahi Khalfan Tamim, told The National daily that the head of the Israeli government would be held personally responsible if Mossad were implicated.

“Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, will be the first to be wanted for justice as he would have been the one who signed the decision to kill al-Mabhouh in Dubai. We will issue an arrest warrant against him,” he was quoted as saying.

Tamim gave no indication police had evidence against Mossad, but his comments to the newspaper reflect widespread belief in the Muslim world that Israel assassinated Mabhouh, who engineered the capture of Israeli soldiers in the 1980s during a Palestinian uprising and assisted in obtaining weapons for the battle....

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We All Drink (Tea) from a Yellow Submarine… Yellow Submarine

Posted on Jan 26, 2010 in - Geeks, Gadgets, & Gizmos

The TeaSub submerges tea leaves to the bottom of your cup, creating the perfect infusion of your favorite brew.

Channel the Beatles “Yellow Submarine” when preparing your morning drink with the Tea Sub. Fill it up with your choice of tea leaves and let the sub dive to the bottom of your mug. No one will consider you a wimp if your tea is prepared with this instrument of war.

Find it HERE –

[Update / Hayden’s Note: Although this appears to be on sale SOMEWHERE in the world – myself and several other internet junkies can not find out where.

The Yellow TeaSub is designed by Monkey Business – an Israeli design company.  They offer two different websites from which to order their products, but both are in a foreign language and a search did not turn up ‘TeaSub.’  The search continues….

If you find this for sale somewhere, please comment or email!]
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Israeli Attack on Iran Could be Disaster — for U.S. Economy

Posted on Jan 18, 2010 in Economic News

Baltimore Sun – Israel will not be complicit in a second Holocaust. If Iran or any other nation that has called for the destruction of Israel is about to acquire nuclear weapons, the Israelis will attempt to destroy that nation’s uranium-enrichment facilities. In June 1981, Israel launched a successful air attack on an Iraqi nuclear reactor, and in 2007 it bombed a Syrian factory suspected of producing plutonium warheads.

But Americans should be aware that when Iran becomes the next target, it will be a blow to the U.S. economic recovery.

In an effort to prevent a military resolution to the problem, the nuclear club has tried to persuade Iran to stop its weapons program. But President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad responded recently by threatening to build 10 new enrichment sites. There is no evidence that sanctions will persuade Mr. Ahmadinejad to abandon the opportunity he foresees to destroy his hated enemy. That leaves Israel with no choice.

The economic repercussions of an attack will be far reaching and painful. The price of oil will quickly shoot through the roof. Judging by what happened in 1973, the price could easily go above $300 a barrel in the short term....

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Turkey Warns Lebanon that Israel May be Planning Strike – **Editorial Attached**

Posted on Jan 15, 2010 in Police, Military, & War

Source: Haaretz

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan this week warned Lebanese leaders that Israel may be planning an attack on its northern neighbor, Lebanese sources told the London-based Arabic language daily A-Sharq al-Awsat on Thursday.  

At a meeting in Ankara with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and President Michel Suleiman on Monday, Erdogan declared that Israel was endangering world peace by using exaggerated force against the Palestinians, breaching Lebanon’s air space and waters and for not revealing the details of its nuclear program.

Erdogan called on the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council to pressure Israel over its nuclear program in the same way that the international community has been dealing with Iran.

Erdogan made his comments on Monday after Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon summoned the Turkish ambassador in Israel for clarification regarding a recent television drama depicting actors dressed as Shin Bet officers who kidnap babies.

During the meeting, Turkey’s ambassador was seated in a low sofa, and facing him, in higher chairs, were Ayalon and two other officials – an arrangement carried out at Lieberman’s orders....

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Lebanon Fires at Israeli Fighter Jets Violating Airspace

Posted on Jan 11, 2010 in Police, Military, & War

The Lebanese army says its anti-aircraft artillery fired at four Israeli fighter jets flying over the country’s southern airspace at low altitude on Monday.

“The army’s anti-aircraft guns fired at four enemy Israeli planes that had been overflying the (southern) area of Marjayoun this morning,” an army spokesman told AFP.

According to the report, about 70 rounds had been fired at the Israeli aircraft.

The Lebanese army reports almost every day violations of its airspace by Israeli warplanes.

It, however, avoids military response, unless they fly within range of the army guns.

A spokesman for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) warned about Israel’s violation of Lebanese airspace saying they were in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which ended a 33-day Israeli war against Hezbollah in southern Lebanon in the summer of 2006.

“We have been noticing a significant number of Israeli overflights into Lebanese airspace over the last week, which constitutes a violation of Resolution 1701,” UNIFIL deputy spokesman Andrea Tenenti said.

Israel, however, claims that it carries out the overflights to monitor what it calls “massive arms smuggling by Hezbollah.”

After a unity government that included Hezbollah was formed in Lebanon, the cabinet adopted a policy statement granting Hezbollah the right to keep its arms....

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The New York Mets & Israeli Terrorism

Posted on Nov 20, 2009 in Global & National News

By Aaron Levitt – BLN Contributing Writer

When I first learned that the New York Mets were hosting a fundraiser for the nonprofit Hebron Fund at Citi Field in support of the Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, I honestly assumed it was a joke, albeit a poor one. When I realized this was an actual, planned event, I still found it almost impossible to believe. This is because, even aside from the devastating impact of settlement expansion on the prospects for peace in the region, I have had the misfortune to see, repeatedly and at first hand, the fruits of the Hebron Fund’s labors.

During the summers of 2005 and 2006, and very briefly in 2008, I spent several weeks working as a human rights observer in the Tel Rumeida section of Hebron, home of the Beit Hadassah and Tel Rumeida settlements that are supported by The Hebron Fund. During that time, I encountered racist graffiti with such statements as “Gas the Arabs” and “Fatimah, we will rape all Arab women.” I repeatedly observed settlers throwing stones and clods of earth at young Palestinian girls on their way to elementary school; yelling racial epithets at Palestinians walking in the streets; pushing, kicking, and spitting on Palestinian children and (occasionally) adults who were quietly minding their own business; and hurling large stones down on Palestinian homes and residents from settlement balconies....

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Palestinians Denied Water

Posted on Oct 27, 2009 in Global & National News

Report: Palestinians denied water Source: BBC Israel is denying Palestinians access to even the basic minimum of clean, safe water, Amnesty International says.  In a report, the human rights group says Israeli water restrictions discriminate against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. It says that in Gaza, Israel's blockade has pushed the already ailing water and sewage system to "crisis point".  Israel says the report is flawed and the Palestinians get more water than was agreed under the 1990s peace deal.   'Basic need' In the 112-page report, Amnesty says that on average Palestinian daily water consumption reaches 70 litres a day, compared with 300 litres for the Israelis.  It says that some Palestinians barely get 20 litres a day - the minimum recommended eve

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