Latest Israel-Gaza conflict Stories

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...

2010-06-02 15:53:00

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC expressed outrage over a New York City Councilman's incendiary remarks regarding the situation in Gaza. In an interview with the New York Daily News, Councilman Charles Barron called Gaza "a concentration death camp." When asked by the reporter if he really meant to compare Gaza to Holocaust concentration camps, Barron replied affirmatively. "We urge Councilman Barron to retract his offensive and baseless accusation," said AJC Executive...

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...

2010-05-27 11:33:00

NEW YORK, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC criticized Middle East coverage in today's New York Times. Specifically, the global advocacy group called attention to a large photograph, by Said Khatib of AFP, and the accompanying headline and caption, in the middle of p. A10. The headline read "Airstrikes Hit Two Towns In Gaza Strip." The full caption stated: "Palestinians inspected the wreckage of a disused airport on Wednesday after an overnight Israeli airstrike in Rafah, a town in the...

2009-10-05 04:44:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christians for Fair Witness on the Middle East strongly condemns Donald Moore, S.J.'s article in America Magazine ("When Silence is Betrayed" October 12, 2009) in which he repeatedly invokes Jewish voices to unjustly accuse Israel of the worst sort of war crimes. "If Fr. Moore had a legitimate argument, he could have made it himself," notes Rev. Msgr. Dennis Mikulanis, pastor of San Rafael Parish and Vicar for Ecumenical & Interreligious...

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...

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