The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Saturday, July 01, 2006

News for 06-30-06

06-30-06 - U.S. troops accused of killing Iraq family Some of the five soldiers also allegedly burned the body of the woman they are accused of assaulting in the March incident, a U.S. military official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case.

06-30-06 - Palestinians seek UN pressure on Israel over Gaza "The United States is of the firm view that a prerequisite for ending this conflict is that the governments of Syria and Iran end their role as state sponsors of terror and unequivocally condemn the actions of Hamas," including Shalit's kidnapping, Bolton said.

06-30-06 - Estimation: UN won?t condemn Israel Deputy head of the Israeli delegation to the United Nations Danny Carmon estimated that a decision condemning Israel will not be made Friday night at the UN Security Council....Washington's UN Ambassador John Bolton estimated that the probability the Security Council will vote on condemning Israel at the end of the emergency meeting was small.

06-30-06 - Rights council passes anti-Israel resolution Bolton is enraged, no doubt. His idea to 'reform' the UN was meant to quash this kind of thing.

06-30-06 - UN warns of full-scale war if violence continues US Ambassador John Bolton told reporters earlier that the council should not be a forum for 'talks and no action.' But he warned against premature steps that can worsen the situation.

06-30-06 - Arab states keep Israel in U.N. human rights dock Arab and Muslim states on Friday won a decision to keep Israel in the United Nations dock for alleged abuses in the occupied territories, overcoming U.S.-led opposition to singling out the Jewish state. A loss for neocon John Bolton.

06-30-06 - Don't give up Israeli soldier for nothing - Hizbollah Lebanon's Hizbollah guerrilla group, which has swapped kidnapped Israelis for Arab prisoners in the past, urged militants on Friday to only free an Israeli soldier captured in Gaza exchange for Palestinian prisoners

06-30-06 - Egypt warns Israel not to take peace treaty for granted

06-30-06 - The Gaza Beach Party Massacre The buzzing of Bashar al-Assad's summer residence, the mass arrest of democratically elected Palestinian lawmakers and ministers, the targeting of infrastructure in violation of the Geneva accords and the commonly held concept of human decency ? the Israelis do it simply because they can. This isn't "colonialism" ? it's sadism.

06-30-06 - Texas GOP: U.S. Is a Christian Nation As in past years, state and national Jewish organizations have condemned the platform, but local Jewish communal officials told the Forward that lobbying to strip the language from the document was not a top community priority.

06-30-06 - Long after his death, rebbe's words resound among Washington's elite The conference culminated in a White House briefing by Joshua Bolten, President Bush's chief of staff, who also is Jewish. Bolten said Bush would never encourage Israel to give up territory without a Palestinian quid pro quo.


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