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2011-04-04 08:35:00

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) - along with its international affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ) - is calling on the United Nations to rescind a deeply flawed report accusing Israel of war crimes in a conflict in Gaza in 2009. The ACLJ, which presented arguments before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in support of Israel, says now that the author of the Goldstone Report, Judge Richard...

2010-05-27 13:43:00

NEW YORK, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Jewish Committee condemned the pro-Hamas "Free Gaza" organization, which is currently sailing a flotilla of ships to the Gaza Strip in the guise of an aid convoy, for its deliberate attempt to seek direct confrontation with Israel. "Despite its name, the agenda of 'Free Gaza' is to legitimize the enslavement of Gaza under the Hamas regime," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "These so-called humanitarians aren't so much...

2009-09-15 14:44:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Jewish Committee (AJC) condemned the official report of a UN Commission on the recent conflict in Gaza, saying that it "grotesquely distorted Israel's defensive operation against the terrorist Hamas regime as a war against Gaza's civilian population." "Most of the Palestinian casualties were Hamas terrorists, not civilians," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "Despite this basic fact, the Commission reached the astounding...

2009-07-01 19:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Israeli forces killed hundreds of unarmed Palestinian civilians and destroyed thousands of homes in Gaza in attacks which breached the laws of war, Amnesty International concluded in a new 117-page report published today - the first comprehensive report to be published on the 22-day conflict earlier this year. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081014/AILOGO) "Israel's failure to properly investigate its forces' conduct in Gaza,...

2009-01-08 13:54:00

LYNCHBURG, Va., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Senior Pastor of the Thomas Road Baptist Church, and the son of the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, says that the Israeli offensive into the Gaza Strip is a just war. "Within hours of the December 19 expiration of the 'truce' declared by Hamas in June, the terrorist organization greatly accelerated the firing of Qassam Rockets, mortar shells, and Grad Missiles deep into Israeli population centers, purposely targeting civilians," said Jonathan...

2008-12-30 15:48:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA) www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org points out in an Alert to the membership of his organization that the situation in the Middle East between Israel and the Hamas is a real life example of the need for missile defense deployment by Israel. Ellison was in Israel a few months ago and toured many of the cities under attack by Hamas. He has a good understanding of the need for a...

2008-10-19 12:00:10

Israeli cities bordering the Gaza Strip have gone on alert amid intelligence that Hamas was preparing to break a three-month-old ceasefire, sources say. Citing unnamed military sources, the Israeli Web site DEBKAfile.com reported Sunday that Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic fundamentalist group that controls Gaza, has allegedly decided to again start lobbing rockets into southern Israeli after Egyptian-brokered talks to reconcile its differences with rival Palestinian faction Fatah broke...

2008-08-23 09:00:23

Text of report by Israeli public radio station Voice of Israel Network B on 23 August Human rights activists who sailed from Cyprus to Gaza in an attempt to break through the Gaza Strip blockade are accusing Israel of using electronics to disrupt their navigation and communication systems. IDF officials firmly denied the charge. The 44 activists, most US and UK citizens, sailed yesterday from Larnaca aboard two fishing boats flying Greek flags. The cruise organizers said the boats can...

2008-08-03 09:00:07

Israel said Sunday it allowed 180 Fatah-aligned Palestinians fleeing from weekend violence in Gaza to enter the country temporarily as a humanitarian gesture. Israel's Foreign Ministry says the group, including 22 injured men, was being pursued by gunmen from the rival Hamas militant group, which controls Gaza. The factional strife in a Gaza neighborhood claimed nine lives Saturday, officials said. Some of the Palestinians arriving Saturday afternoon at a point near the security fence...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.