With friends like this, does Siniora need enemies? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • tuairimiocht
    • 16.01.07 | 13:17 (IST)

    "Syria is trying to topple the Siniora government in Lebanon, a government which the United States is trying to aid." What is this aid exactly? A pro-Siniora speech by George Bush? In the Arab world, that is incitement to assassination. Or maybe praise for the democracy of Lebanon? Well, last summer, that same democracy was held to account for actions committed by non-state Lebanese militants in Israel. Israel bombed Lebanon for 31 days, causing 1,000 civilian casualties, a large number of whom were children. US-made (and financed) F16s screamed over Beirut and bombed the city. Unexploded US cluster bombs litter south Lebannon maiming children. This happened with the approval and even support of the US administration. With friends like this, does Siniora even need enemies? And finally, his Syrian opponents probably did far more to stabalize Lebanon during their involvement there, than the US ever did.

    from the article: Olmert: No government officials involved in secret Syria talks
    First published 00:00 16.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 16.01.07
Haaretz Headlines
Palestinian Hamas militants march in front of a mock burnt Israeli bus during an anti-Israel rally
Tensions in Gaza are rising as Israel gains edge over Hamas tunnels

Hamas is under pressure twice over, from both the worsening domestic situation in the Strip and the militant organization potentially losing its main threat against Israel.

23:32 03.05.16 | 0 comments
Obama meets with Netanyahu in the Oval office of the White House, Washington D.C., November 9, 2015.
New U.S.-Israel military aid deal stalled over size and scope of new package

Israel wants guaranteed funding for missile defense projects, while U.S. wants to phase out authorization for Israel to buy Israeli-made weapons and supplies with American security aid.

23:11 03.05.16 | 0 comments
Amjed Hussain and Nicola Sturgeon at the Scottish National Party's election manifesto launch.
Scottish National Party suspends party activist over anti-Israel Facebook posts

Amjed Hussain reportedly shared Facebook posts claiming the Mossad was responsible for the 9/11 attacks and linking ISIS to Israel.

00:32 04.05.16 | 0 comments
Women's protest in Jerusalem - Michal Fattal - December 23 2011
Controversy rages over Orthodox edict against female singers at memorial ceremonies

Women increasingly told they cannot sing at public events in order not to insult religious sensibilities.

01:02 04.05.16 | 0 comments