* Once again: The MSM is totally infiltrated and perverted. Nothing is what it seems, facts are being distorted and obfuscated and we are left perplexed as to what actually happened.
Rapid Antisemitism is no longer hidden. European stooges are openly jumping onto the Arab gravy-train, and the despicable George Galloway and London’s major ‘Red Ken’ Livingstone are no longer oddballs, it seems they have become the mainstream.
Just look at this, todays top stories:
AFP/File Photo: The EU Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid Louis Michel, seen here in February 2007,…
The EU Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid warned on Thursday that conditions were worsening in the Palestinian territories, and asked Israel to ease restrictions on movement.
“The humanitarian situation in the Palestinian territories is deteriorating a lot,” Louis Michel told a news conference as he continued the first leg of a regional tour.
“I remember when I came one year ago in the region, it was already awful and difficult, but now I think it is deteriorating.”
He said restrictions on movement that Israel imposed in the territories, citing security, were partly to blame.
“I show a very high concern for the security of Israel,” Michel said. “I know it is not an easy life to be under the danger of terror attacks… but at the same time when I see walls, when I see the fences and when I see the barriers, of course I can easily imagine it has very bad consequences on the daily life of the people in the Palestinian territories.”
“So my first concern… is to see how we can improve the access and the movement of the people.”
The Palestinian territories have been reeling from the effects of a ban on direct aid to the government that the European Union and the United States imposed a year ago, when the Islamist Hamas movement formed a cabinet.
The European Union, the largest donor of aid to the Palestinians, has since funnelled aid money through a special mechanism that bypasses the government, meaning that tens of thousands of civil servants have gone without full pay.
The direct aid ban has had “dramatic consequences, because… the salaries were not paid any more,” Michel said.
* How and why should you or anyone else concern him or herself with paying salaries to genocidal maniacs, Michel? Am I missing something here or are you and the turds who back you completly off their rockers?
He also said an Arab peace proposal revived at a summit in Riyadh last month could “be a good opportunity to relaunch (peace) discussions.”
“This proposal can be useful if the Arab organisations can explain properly the content of the proposal and.. the aim of the proposal to the Israeli government,” he said.
Michel is due on Friday to continue a regional tour that will also take him to Jordan and Syria.
* Another wild goose chase by a well paid useful idiot of the EU, no more, no less. But as they say: Sometimes less is more…
Well, what else you want to know? They do that every day. Somehow they manage to accuse Israel of violating some imaginary ‘truce’- something that never happened.
The Pali-Arabs scream like pigs when Israel retaliates, but they never cease to shoot rockets at Israel or to kill Jews…
Did Britain’s National Union of Journalists ever denounce anyone for the murder of Daniel Pearl? Was the identity of the perpetrators too nebulous? Was it too difficult to allow the word “jihad” to pass through their lips?
By George Conger for the Jerusalem Post
Britain’s National Union of Journalists denounced Israel on Friday for its “military adventures” in Gaza and Lebanon, called on the government to impose sanctions and urged a boycott of Israeli goods.
By a vote of 66 to 54, the annual delegate’s meeting of Britain’s largest trade union for journalists called for “a boycott of Israeli goods similar to those boycotts in the struggles against apartheid South Africa led by trade unions, and [for] the [Trades Union Congress] to demand sanctions be imposed on Israel by the British government.”
Some of the union’s 40,000 members decried its “trendy lefty” agenda. Other motions before the four-day meeting in Birmingham, which ends Sunday, included condemnations of the US detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and support for Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez.
* To put it mildly: Another wankfest by a bunch of deluded commie jackasses. How did Britain allow its news services to be infiltrated to such a degree and how is it possible that corrupt and demented creeps like these receive such attention?
Our ‘old friend’ Nidal Al Mughrabi reports. We need to get the ‘Palestinian viewpoint’ , you see?
Palestinian armed factions renewed their commitment to a Gaza Strip truce on Thursday but said rocket salvoes from the territory could resume if Israel did not halt military operations in the occupied West Bank.
The message was delivered to Israel by an Egyptian mediator who has been trying to prevent major confrontation after Hamas’s armed wing fired rockets and declared the Gaza truce dead on Tuesday, Palestinian sources familiar with the talks said.
Egyptian Major-General Burhan Hammad “informed the Israelis of the new commitment by the factions and at same time stressed that factions demanded the calm be reciprocal and simultaneous, covering Gaza and the West Bank,” one of the sources said.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas agreed to the truce in November. Rocket fire from other groups such as Islamic Jihad and the Popular Resistance Committees has continued sporadically.
Abbas, whose secular Fatah faction formed a ruling coalition with Hamas last month, called Tuesday’s rockets “an exceptional event that will not last” and urged restraint by Israel.
Hamas’s Izz el-Deen al-Qassam Brigades said its barrage was a response to the killing of nine Palestinians in Israeli military operations against militants, mostly in the West Bank.
After security consultations on Wednesday, Olmert decided against launching a ground offensive in Gaza, Israeli political sources said. But in a statement, his office said Israel would not hesitate to attack rocket-firing squads.
Anticipating Israeli military action, Hamas gunmen took up positions overnight near Gaza’s border with Israel, covering themselves with tree branches as camouflage.
“The Zionist enemy should understand that any thought of raiding the Gaza Strip will open the gates of hell and hundreds of rockets will be launched against (the southern Israeli towns) of Sderot and Ashkelon and beyond,” said Qassam brigades spokesman Abu Ubaida.
Abu Abaida also threatened to shoot down Israeli military aircraft flying over the Gaza Strip.
Israel has signaled its interest in extending the Gaza truce to the West Bank but only if militant threats cease first.
Some Pali photographer receives an award for anti Israel propaganda
A Palestinian photographer for Agence France-Presse won an Arab award on Wednesday for a picture of the funeral of a Palestinian child killed during an Israeli strike on the Gaza Strip.
Another Arab propaganda exercise
Mahmud Hams, 27, a native of Rafah, bagged the prize for photography of the Arab Journalism Awards handed out by Dubai Press Club at the end of a two-day Arab media forum in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
The 15,000-dollar prize “is a boost which will prompt me to work with more enthusiasm,” said Hams, who was shot in both legs while taking pictures in the town of Deir al-Balah in 2004.
“I am happy to be able to convey the Palestinian people’s daily reality,” he said.
The winning picture, taken last year, provides a close-up of the slain girl with part of her sunlit face still stained with blood during the funeral, with mourners seen in the background.
It was commended by the award organisers as “a moving sight from the Palestinians’ daily tragedy.”
Awards for other journalism categories were delivered during the ceremony, including a 50,000-dollar prize for the year’s Arab media personality which went to Saudi journalist Othman al-Omair.
The award for best feature went to Yusef Saad of the UAE daily Al-Khaleej for a report on private schools in the country.
Saudi journalist Abdul Aziz al-Hindi clinched the prize for best business reporting and Kuwait’s Mohammed Musaed al-Saleh won the award for the best column.
The UAE’s Super magazine was declared the best Arab sports publication and Suhair Hilmi of Egypt’s daily Al-Ahram won the best interview prize.
During the forum, a report on the Arab media outlook up to 2011 was released which projected continued growth for the region’s print media, contrary to their counterparts in the West.
The report, issued by the Dubai Press Club and the renowned services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, also forecast Arab satellite channels would continue to dominate the media scene despite the increasing influence of the Internet.
And finally: ‘Our missing man from Al Bebeceera’
Journalists on Wednesday rallied in calling for the release of BBC journalist Alan Johnston, kidnapped more than a six weeks ago and with still no clear indication of his fate.
The demonstration was organised by Israel’s Foreign Press Association at the main border crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip.
Gathering on both sides of the checkpoint, dozens of foreign correspondents and Palestinian journalists attended the latest in a series of international demonstrations in support for Johnston, now the longest-held Westerner in Gaza.
Carrying photographs of the 44-year-old Johnston, journalists called for his release more than six weeks after he was snatched at gunpoint while driving home from work in Gaza City on March 12.
“Alan is the only foreign correspondent living full time in the Gaza Strip. In doing so for three years he showed his personal commitment and that of the BBC to reporting the story of Gaza and its people in a fair and balanced way,” Simon McGregor-Wood, the chairman of the FPA, told the gathering.
“With his kidnapping that reporting has stopped.
“We demand Alan’s immediate release and we urge all those who have anything to do with solving this terrible situation to redouble their efforts to ensure Alan’s return to his family, colleagues and friends,” he added.
Jonathan Baker, the BBC’s deputy head of news gathering, appealed on those holding Johnston to release him.
“We make a plea directly to those who are holding Alan, to set him free. His only offence was to expose himself to personal danger because of a strong desire to bring the story of Gaza to the outside world,” he said.
Britain’s National Union of Journalists is to hold a similar vigil later on Wednesday outside the Palestinian General Delegation office in west London.
On Tuesday, Palestinian deputy prime minister Azzam al-Ahmed said his office had information indicating that Johnston was in good health.
On April 15, a little-known Islamist group claimed to have killed him, but Palestinian authorities have said there was no proof of the claim by the Kataeb al-Jihad al-Tawheed (The Brigades of Holy War and Unity).
The BBC says an online petition has now registered more than 50,000 names in support of Johnston.
* Well, Alan Johnston will be missed by those who aid and abet the global jihad. He will be missed by all the corrupt suckers for Islamistan and all the Jew-hating creeps who support the anti-Israel propaganda of the Arabs.
We certainly hope he gets out alive, but there’s little chance…
But as you know, those who support him have already blamed the Jooozzz, guess they just can’t help themselves…Â