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With toxic cynicism

I have never read an article as deceitful, cynical, ignorant and slanderous as Bernard-Henri Lévy’s piece on Gaza (Expressen, June 10, 2010; see Huffington Post for an English version). It is a lie that only “weapons and materials for building weapons” are covered by the blockade. If that were true, then why is candy, spices and cement on the list of forbidden goods? It is cynical because Lévy claims that it is disinformation that Gaza’s population is being subjected to inhumane treatment. It is nothing short of inhumane that newborn babies die as they wait for medical care, while Israel looks into their parents’ political opinions.

It is ignorant because Lévy has no grasp of even the most fundamental facts as to how many members there were on the UN’s Goldstone Commission, or how much time it spent working on the report. It is slanderous when he questions the results of the Goldstone Report by suggesting that the commission is anti-Zionist. Goldstone himself is an outspoken Zionist.

The same is also untrue of Hina Jilani, who is a judge on the Supreme Court of Pakistan as well as the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Human Rights Defenders. And where is the evidence that Christine Chinkin, an international law professor, or Colonel Desmond Travers are militant anti-Zionists? So far, not a single expert on international law has criticized the facts or the conclusions in the report. For instance, Hans Corell has praised the report on several occasions.

Even Carl Bildt, Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Gunilla Carlsson, Minister for International Development Cooperation, have called the Goldstone Report authoritative, and have said that it must be taken very seriously. Human rights organizations like Amnesty International and Diakonia (a Christian-based humanitarian aid organization) have endorsed the report. Naturally, Lévy does not want to see any similar report regarding the attack on the Gaza convoy.

The Israeli government is responsible for the injustices, not the Israeli people. That is an important distinction. But the real serious demonization occurs at the various border crossings, where barely-20-year-old soldiers degrade women and men who are old enough to be their parents. Likewise, when equally young soldiers demolish homes in occupied territories and throw people out on the street. This dehumanization of Palestinians, this creation of “us and them”, is a poison that is undermining the entire state from within. That is why not only the blockade, but also the occupation, must end.

Dan Israel kulturen@expressen.se

Dan Israel is a book publisher at Leopard Förlag.

Maariv: Egypt will get the gas back from Israel but with international prices

The Israeli Newspaper Maariv mentioned today at Wednesday that Egyptian will introduce with an official request to Israel to get back the half of the amount of the gas , which it was exports before.

So the Ministry of Petroleum plans to buy back about 1.4 billion cubic meters of natural gas, nearly a half share of Israel's imports from Egypt .

And this is to restart most of the "turbine" power stations which are in need for quantities of the gas.

The Israel newspaper Maariv affirmed that , Egypt will have to buy the natural gas with the international prices ,which is not less than 10 dollars and a half. What means that Egypt will pay to Israel approximately 14 billion dollars at best circumstances , while Israel got that amount from Egypt before with about 2 billion U.S. dollars only.The newspaper pointed out that the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum will submit a formal request to buy the gas from the Israeli side this week and will wait its approval . But as expected that the Israeli side will reject the application or will go to extremes in the sale price.

In fact it is known that Egypt exports one million BTU of gas to Israel at a price ranging from 70 cent to 1.25 dollars, at the same time the cost of unit production in Egypt is over 2.75 dollars. While in Qatar is selling it to Korea's per million Btu to 12.10 dollars (in Jan. 2010), up 11.4 per February, up 11.38 in March, while Oman selsl with b- 11.94 -12.74, Indonesia b-9.58 9.13-10.6.

Recently Egypt is suffering from the lack of the natural gas, although that it exports to Israel with the cheapest prices. These crises are representing in the struggle for getting the cylinder of Gas that its price reached to about 40 pounds, in addition the Ministry of Petroleum suffers of the shortages of gas . so that it was forced to cut the power in all cities and villages of the country to ease the load on the electricity grid.

SOURCE LINK: http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/6602353-maariv-egypt-will-get-the-gas-back-from-israel-but-with-international-prices

Please check these videos to know more about the situation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIxH2f34qIY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nD6Z2EXx5o&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bLrorJk3MA&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wINIvlX7sRg&feature=related

Nestlé kills 1 5000 000 children every year!

Every year 10 million children die before they reach the age of 5. Well, most of them live far, far away, in poor countries - so why should you care?

Because every child has

- a mother

- a father

- grandparents

- and perhaps sisters and brothers

WHO LOVES them! Just as much as WE LOVE our children!

Vaccinations would help a lot.

But the most efficient treatment is very simple:

Stop Nestlé Let me tell you how Nestle kills 1.5 million people.

- "Every year!"

- "Bullshit!"

- "Afraid not!"

Did you know that the most efficient step in fighting child deaths is breast milk? Breast milk works as natural vaccinations against many diseases. If all mothers in poor countries would breast feed their children for the first 6 months, and partially the next 6 months, millions of children would survive. They would develop a natural resistance against deadly diseases.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), more that 1.5 million children die from baby bottle disease every year. This happens because the breast milk substitute is made with dirty water and in an unhealthy environment. Even mothers with HIV would be better of breast feeding their children. In these countries breast milk substitute is lethal! They are poisoning their own children to death! This is murder! This is child murder!

So why do these poor mothers give their children breast milk substitute?

Because! - Nestlé tell them to! Because! - Nestlé tell them their own breast milk is unhealthy Because! - Nestlé give away free samples to get them hooked Because! - Nestlé buy their way into hospitals to push their product Because! - Nestlé camouflage their marketing campaigns as development projects Because! - Nestlé tell mothers they don't have enough nutrition to feed their children. Still, when giving away free samples they refuse to let the mothers drink the breast milk substitute them selves, in stead of giving it to their child Because! - Nestlé misinform health workers to believe their product is better than breast milk Because! - Nestlé, against the law, uses direct advertise to mothers

Because companies like Nestlé uses unethical methods to get mothers hooked on their products, World Health Assembly (WHA) made a resolution called the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes which Nestle and other manufacturers have signed. Still Nestle do not follow this code, and is reported every single year for violations.

Nestlé products:

Please avoid Nestlé products when you are out shoping, including their camouflaged brands, such as:

* Loreal * Nescafe * Nesquick * Nestea * Perrier * San Pellegrino * Smartie * After Eight * Lion * KitKat * Maggi * MilkyBar * Gourmet Animal Nutrition * Friskies Animal Nutrition * Quality Street * Cheerios Serials * Shredded Wheat Serials * Fitness Serials * All kinds of Ice Cream * Garnier beauty products * Body Shop (Yes! Nestle bought their way into Body Shop last year, 2006)

And many, many more, including almost any thing you can east and drink, or give to your pet …

Original text and all rights reserved to : http://stopnestle.com/

Slavery Today!

This year the United Nations is commemorating the abolition of the slave trade. But as this new series Slavery Today uncovers, slavery continues in different forms in almost every country in the world.

Public perception of modern slavery is often confused with reports of workers in low-wage jobs or inhumane working conditions. However, modern-day slaves differ from these workers because they are forced to work under the threat of extreme violence.

Slavery Today explores some of the places where slavery is still common and takes a look at the fastest growing problem in modern slavery: trafficking people into the West.

http://www.antislavery.org/english/

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