Archive for June, 2012

HANGING TOUGH — Standing up to Israel’s enemies with more drone strikes and cyber attacks, Barack Obama seeks to project a warhawk image ahead of this November’s US presidential election.  

MEMORIAL DAY IN THE UNITED STATES is a time for hot dogs, overcooked burgers, too much beer, and a massive dose of militaristic patriotism.

It is also a good time for Americans to begin thinking seriously of who should be elected president this November.


SERVING THE ZIONIST CAUSE — Tycoon and TV impresario Donald Trump (r) has thrown his wholehearted backing behind Mitt Romney as the best candidate Israel could hope to have in the White House.

NEW YORK — Republican candidate Mitt Romney will be much better for Israel than current president Barack Obama, business magnate Donald Trump told [Knesset member] Danny Danon [of the extremist Likud Party], who is currently visiting the US.

Trump said he has joined Romney’s campaign, and is certain that if he becomes president, US-Israel relations will improve.

The Apprentice [“reality TV] host has visited Israel in the past, and said he may come again in September.

Trump explained that he has several businesses in Israel, and he is considering expanding them.

“Israel needs more supporters like you, who carry weight in the public opinion and the business sector,” Danon told Trump. “Israel is grateful for your actions. Your support is important to us in continuing our diplomatic battles.”


The USS Liberty is seen here with a huge torpedo hole in its side at the water line following the Israeli attack. Only the expert seamanship of the ship’s captain saved the vessel as it limped back to port.

WASHINGTON — Forty-five years ago, the USS Libertywas attacked in international waters by Israeli jet fighters and torpedo boats.

The attack killed 34 members of the crew, and wounded 174 more on board. Both US and Israeli governments conducted inquiries about the incident, and decided the attack was a result of Israeli confusion about who the USS Liberty was.


Many veterans don’t agree.

This Friday, a USS Liberty memorial service will be held at the graves of the Liberty victims at Arlington Cemetery, in part to remember, but also to accuse.

Facebook page for the event asks supporters to sign apetition calling for a renewed investigation of the attack. The petition suggests a US government cover-up, noting that the US initally dispatched aircraft to aid the wounded USS Liberty, but say they were later recalled.


The USS Liberty incident was an attack on a United States Navy technical research shipUSS Liberty, by Israeli Air Force jet fighter aircraft and Israeli Navy torpedo boats, on June 8, 1967, during the Six-Day War.[2] The combined air and sea attack killed 34 crew members (naval officers, seamen, two Marines, and one civilian), wounded 170 crew members, and severely damaged the ship.[3] At the time, the ship was in international waters north of the Sinai Peninsula, about 25.5 nmi (29.3 mi; 47.2 km) northwest from the Egyptian city of Arish.[1][4]

Both the Israeli and U.S. governments conducted inquiries and issued reports that concluded the attack was a mistake due to Israeli confusion about the identity of the USS Liberty,[5] though others have rejected these conclusions and maintain that the attack was deliberate.[6]

In May 1968, the Israeli government paid US$3,323,500 (US$22.2 million in 2012) as full payment to the families of the 34 men killed in the attack. In March 1969, Israel paid a further $3,566,457 in compensation to the men who had been wounded. On 18 December 1980, it agreed to pay $6 million as settlement for the final U.S. bill of $17,132,709 for material damage to the Liberty itself plus 13 years’ interest.[7]


Les joueurs anglais vont se rendre au camp de concentration d’Auschwitz, dans le sud de la Pologne, avant leur match d’ouverture du groupe D de l’Euro-2012 de football face à la France, le 11 juin à Donetsk, a annoncé mardi la Fédération anglaise (FA).

“Je suis fier que Roy Hodgson (sélectionneur) et l’équipe d’Angleterre apportent leur soutien à une initiative aussi importante et j’aimerais encourager toutes les écoles anglaises à se servir des manuels créés à cette occasion”, a déclaré David Bernstein, le président de la FA.

Cette initiative fait partie du partenariat entre la FA et l’Holocaust Educational Trust, organisme chargé de produire des manuels pour les lycées et les universités anglais.