Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Middle East News - June 9, 2010 Update

Egypt to keep Gaza border open
After three years of cooperating in the Israeli blockade of Gaza, Egypt said Monday that it will leave its border with the Palestinian territory open indefinitely for humanitarian aid and restricted travel. With international pressure building to ease the blockade, an Egyptian security official said sealing off Hamas-ruled Gaza has only bred more militancy.

Noam Chomsky on Israel and the Gaza Flotilla Attack: "Sheer Criminal Aggression, with no Credible Pretext"

Unlike the rest of the world, about half of Americans blame the flotilla raid on the aid activists. This goes to show the extent of the pro-Israeli propaganda in the U.S.

The Truth Behind the Israeli Propaganda - by Robert Fisk

Instead of allowing much needed medical and construction materials into Gaza, Israel has decided to allow snacks and soft drinks in.

The UN Mine Action Team removes the last of the white phosphorus ordnance from the Israeli invasion of Gaza 1.5 years ago

Calling a Spade a Spade: A Case of Piracy and Kidnapping

Israel condemned at Turkey summit

21 member states of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, a bloc of 22 Eurasian states, condemned Israel's raid on the aid flotilla, at the conclusion of the recent summit in Istanbul.

A New Middle East Triangle?
The rapprochement between Iran, Turkey and Syria is creating a new regional axis that, for all practical purposes, could replace the diminished Arab triangle of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Syria and transform the region in the process.

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