Desmond Tutu backs U.S. food co-op boycott of Israeli products

Desmond Tutu backs U.S. food co-op boycott of Israeli products

South African Nobel laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu issues statement of support for boycott announced by food co-op in Rachel Corrie’s hometown of Olympia, Washington.
By Natasha Mozgovaya

South African Nobel laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu said on Wednesday that he supports the Olympia Food Co-op’s boycott of Israeli products.

The Olympia Food Co-op, located in Olympia, Washington, the hometown of the International Solidarity Movement activist Rachel Corrie who was killed seven years ago in Gaza, announced last week that no Israeli products would be sold at its two grocery stores in the city.

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http://www.haaretz.com/news/international/desmond-tutu-backs-u-s-food-co-op-boycott-of-israeli-products-1.304657

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Israel’s Enduring Strength

Israel’s Enduring Strength

Israel scored surprisingly – perhaps – high in the newly published Gallup poll ranking countries for their citizens’ happiness levels. Israel came in tied for eighth along with Canada, Australia, and Switzerland. Only the four Scandinavian countries – Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden – along with the Netherlands, Costa Rica, and New Zealand came in higher.

Clearly, being a democracy is necessary for scoring in this top eleven. Being among the world’s richest countries helps, but is not required; Israel and New Zealand are not among them, Costa Rica considerably less so.

But, clearly, what dramatically differentiates Israel from all the other ten, makes it an anomaly among them, is its security situation.

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http://frontpagemag.com/2010/07/30/israels-enduring-strength/

PA Arabs Tell Pop Group: Don’t Sing about Babylon

PA Arabs Tell Pop Group: Don’t Sing about Babylon

by Gil Ronen

1970s disco group Boney M performed at Ramallah this week, but the local music festival prevented it from performing one of its biggest hits, because it features the Jewish people’s yearning for the Land of Zion, the Associated Press reported.

Lead singer Maizie Williams said Palestinian Authority concert organizers told her not to sing “Rivers of Babylon.” The organizers said they asked for the song to be skipped, because they found it “inappropriate.”

The song’s lyrics are a loose paraphrase of Psalm 137…

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http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/138738

Obama Squeezes Israel

Obama Squeezes Israel

On July 6, 2010, the day Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu met with President Barack Obama at the White House, the Wall Street Journal published an article by Charles Levinson and Jay Solomon entitled “U.S., Israel to Burnish Ties,” which stated:

U.S. officials said they will continue to press Netanyahu to firmly commit to discussing the fundamental issues involved with creating a Palestinian state, as one of a number of confidence-building measures. U.S. officials acknowledged that without this, (Palestinian Authority Chairman) Abbas will face trouble selling the idea of direct talks to a skeptical Palestinian population and neighboring Arab states.

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http://frontpagemag.com/2010/07/21/obama-squeezes-israel/

Only Israel

Listen to the words – Only Israel…

The almost 50% of Israelis want to see the holy Jewish temple rebuilt in Jerusalem

“In a recent national poll carried out in Israel, 49% of the Israelis said that they want to see the rebuilding of the third temple in Jerusalem on the Temple Mount.”

Read more about this in an article by Dr. Jimmy DeYoung here:

http://www.bible-prophecy-today.com/2010/07/almost-half-of-population-of-israel.html#axzz0uCAz3DMK

A nice new shopping mall opened today in Gaza: Will the media report on it?

A nice new shopping mall opened today in Gaza: Will the media report on it?

Will the Western media show these images?
All notes below by Tom Gross

Please scroll down below for photos of the new shopping mall that opened today in Gaza. I have also attached new photos and film of Gaza’s hotels, beauty spas, swimming pools, beaches and street markets — images the BBC, New York Times and others refuse to show you.

Meanwhile, Hamas are deliberately leaving some Gazans in plastic tents, in order to fool gullible Western journalists and politicians who are brought to Gaza to witness a staged “humanitarian crisis.”

More here:

http://www.tomgrossmedia.com/mideastdispatches/archives/001127.html