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Memento: where to get your info about the Middle-East

Al-Jazeera: TV (using Mplayer): mplayer mms:// Today: Question to all: can somebody help me to define the actual video stream on I would like to pipe it directly into mplayer like I do with the Press TV stream. Thanks!

Breaking News: Mubarak opens the Rafah crossing

According to Le Monde Mubarak has just ordered the opening of the Rafah crossing into Gaza. Ynet and al-Jazeera confirm. Ynet adds: It remains unclear whether the move has to do with the failed aid flotilla to Gaza, because the crossing opens once a month for a few days. Palestinian and Arab officials are pressuring Cairo to keep the crossing open indefinitely.

And now, a few more words from the murderous crazies

The IDF if clearly the dumbest military on the planet.You don’t believe me?Check out that latest statement of these boneheads:_____ ‘Next time we’ll use more force’ Israel will use more aggressive force in the future to prevent ships from breaking the sea blockade on the Gaza Strip, a top Navy commander told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday. “We boarded the ship and were attacked as if it was a war,”

UNSC statement on Israel’s Gaza aid ships raid

The UN Security Council has agreed a statement following Israel’s raid on Monday on a convoy of aid ships bound for Gaza. Here is the full text as published by the BBC: The Security Council deeply regrets the loss of life and injuries resulting from the use of force during the Israeli military operation in international waters against the convoy sailing to Gaza. The Council, in this context, condemns those

“Operation Justified Vengeance”: Israeli strike on Freedom Flotilla to Gaza is part of a broader military agenda

by Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, 31 May 2010 War Criminal Prime Minister Netanyahu, who directly ordered the strike on the international flotilla to Gaza was on an official visit to Canada at the time of the Israeli attack. The strike constitutes an act of piracy in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Netanyahu’s actions, which have resulted, in more than 10 deaths and

Satyagraha vs Zionism

Stratfor: The Israelis appear to have reasoned that backing down would demonstrate weakness and encourage further flotillas to Gaza Palestinian Information Center: Majed Al-Zeer, the director general of the Palestinian return center, has revealed that the international campaign to end the siege on Gaza has started preparing a new aid flotilla to Gaza Strip that would sail within six weeks

Palestine Think Tank coverage of the crisis

Kawther Salam’s detailed report shows that the entire massacre, planned in advance, was nothing but the Zionist reaction to the recent improvement in Turkish-Iranian relations. Kourosh Ziabari asks what would have happened if the same actions were done by Iran Belén Fernandez dissects the Israeli Hasbara that it was actually the pacifists bringing humanitarian aid who were responsible for their own deaths Mary Rizzo deconstructs Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister’s Lies

Some thoughts on the latest Zionist lunacy

I am working on a full-length analysis of the situation in occupied Palestine and the Middle-East, and I hope to have it ready for publication here in a couple of days. But in the meantime, I want to share some initial thoughts I have had after following the events in the eastern Mediterranean this night. * The Israeli government has, yet again, proven itself totally incompetent. The likes of Ayalon,

And now, a few words from the murderous crazies

Defense Minister Ehud Barak said earlier Monday that the organizers of the Gaza aid flotilla were to blame for the violent events aboard the ship. Barak voiced regret for the deaths, but called the flotilla a political provocation and said the sponsors of the flotilla were violent supporters of a terror organization. Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi, meanwhile, said the soldiers were forced by violent activists to

From Cynthia McKinney: Israel’s Latest Murder of Humanitarian Activists

I am outraged at Israel’s latest criminal act. I mourn with my fellow Free Gaza travelers, the lives that have been lost by Israel’s needless, senseless act against unarmed humanitarian activists. But I’m even more outraged that once again, Israel’s actions have been aided and abetted by a U.S. political class that has become corrupted beyond belief due to its reliance on Zionist finance and penetration by Zionist zealots for

Israeli Butchery at Sea

by Gilad Atzmon As I write this piece the scale of the Israeli lethal slaughter at sea is yet to be clear. However we already know that at around 4am Gaza time, hundreds of IDF commandos stormed the Free Gaza international humanitarian fleet. We learn from the Arab press that at least 16 peace activists have been murdered and more than 50 were injured. Once again it is devastatingly obvious

Butchery at sea fallout

Press Release 05/31/2010 Uri Avnery: this night a crime was perpetrated in the middle of the sea, by order of the government of Israel and the IDF CommandA warlike attack against aid ships and deadly shooting at peace and humanitarian aid activistsIt is a crazy thing that only a government that crossed all red lines can do “Only a crazy government that has lost all restraint and all connection to

Israeli stormtroopers storm at least one Freedom Flotilla ship

I am listening to PressTV and al-Jazeera, video footage from Turkish TV and I am following the Ha’aretz website. So far, here is the picture I get: Israeli stormtroopers stormed at least one ship described as “large” and Turkish. 2 civilians have been killed, 50 wounded. The attacked occurred about 60 nautical miles off the Palestinian cost, thus in international waters. The attack took place at around 4AM. The Turkish

Flotilla Welcomed by Israeli War Ships

(Cyprus, May 31, 2010) At 11:00 pm Cyprus time and in international waters off the coast of Israel, the boats were contacted by the Israeli navy. “Who are you and where are you going?” Our reply was that we were part of a flotilla and we were going to Gaza to deliver humanitarian supplies. On the radar, the boats could see three Israeli war ships shadowing us, and 15 minutes