Mar 17, 2010

Goldstone report - pure anti-Israel bias

The above heading might seem a bit powerful but it will never be as powerful as this report - considered as Israel's first real response to the Goldstone Report. 

This 349 page report by The Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center provides the main findings of a study which examined how the Goldstone Report dealt with the nature and activities of Hamas in the Gaza Strip before and during Operation Cast Lead. The  main  conclusion  of  this  study  is  that  there  is  an  enormous  discrepancy between  the  findings  of  the  Goldstone  Report  and  the  factual  findings,  and  an extreme    imbalance   tipped   against   Israel.

The Goldstone Report systematically  relies  on  selective,  biased  information,  in  many  cases  supplied  by Hamas  or  by  individuals  and/or  institutions  controlled  by  it.  The  Report  analyzes  the selective, biased information in a way clearly intended to reinforce the thesis that Israel deliberately targeted civilians.

This report contains lots of video footage and graphic images:

This study is based on a vast amount of intelligence information from the Israeli
intelligence community which was made accessible to the team of researchers. It also made
extensive use of Palestinian, Arab and international media, and of previous bulletins issued by the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (which were used selectively by the
Goldstone Mission). In addition, the intelligence information was supported and
complemented by statements and investigations of IDF forces who fought on the ground.

The report is found here:

 The Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center website:


Mar 8, 2010

The Green Prince

Musab Musab Youssef, son of the Hamas leader in Judea and Samaria (West Bank), followed his convictions to save lives and became an agent of the Israeli General Security Service. For 14 years he served as anagent and prevented many Israeli and Palestinian deaths by exposing suicide bombers and even a planned attempt on Shimon Peres's life.

He left Israel, resides in Canada and has converted to Christianity. A very brave man who has endangered the rest of his life for the sake of saving lives. His book "The Green Prince" has recently been released. (Click the link on the left to purchase).

Below is an exclusive interview on Israeli TV. The introduction is in Hebrew but the interview is conducted in English.

Mar 2, 2010

Humanitarian Aid Pours into Gaza

There is much talk about Israel's so-called blockade of Gaza. Egypt was the first to close the border, followed by Israel. If you carefully read this article by an "activist [who] discusses Israeli blockade of Gaza", you will notice that Egypt and Jordan delayed and tried to prevent aid from Turkey reaching Gaza. Meanwhile, Israel allows aid to pour into Gaza. Interestingly, this does not feature in the world media.

The following is from the IDF spokesperson's office:

During the week, 976 tons of humanitarian aid were transferred into the Gaza Strip from Israel. 255 medical patients crossed into Israel and Judea and Samaria for treatment

Over the last week, a total of 595 truckloads, consisting of 13, 976 tons of humanitarian aid were transferred into the Gaza Strip from Israel via the various crossings. Likewise, ten truckloads of carnations were exported from Gaza to Europe.

Photo: IDF Spokesperson

Additionally, 255 medical patients and accompanying individuals from the Gaza Strip crossed into Israel and the Judea and Samaria region for medical treatment. 222 staff members of international organizations crossed into the Gaza Strip.

Essential food and humanitarian aid products, including milk powder, baby food, rice, cooking oil, flour, hygiene products and medicals supplies including a CT scanner were among the goods that crossed into Gaza this past week.

Lastly, 1,216,297 liters of diesel fuel and 992 tons of cooking gas also crossed into Gaza.

Mar 1, 2010

Vote for the Dead Sea

The New7Wonders Foundation, which is behind the New7Wonders campaigns, has the express aim of undertaking documentation and conservation works of monuments worldwide under the motto:


New7Wonders calls on all citizens of the world to support it
Through film, television, the Internet and books, people shall be sensitized to the beauty of the world’s heritage, both man-made and natural, and be alerted of its destruction and decay.

Photo: Laurence Seeff 02/2010

You can vote for the Dead Sea and 6 other sites at the New7Wonders Foundation website

Co-existence in an Israeli school

Israel is often portrayed as an intolerant, elite society which disregards the needs and desires of minority groups. This video shows integration where Arab and Israeli children co-exist.