Thursday, 3 March 2011

Israeli company recruiting mercenaries to prop up Gaddafi regime


The Middle East's tyrants have been fond of late of blaming their difficulties on Israel and al Qaeda, but it turns out that Israel, by encouraging an Israeli company to recruit mercenaries in sub-Saharan Africa, is a key backer of Gaddafi's murderous regime.
TEL AVIV, Israel (Ma'an) -- An Israeli company is recruiting mercenaries to support Moammar Gadhafi's efforts to suppress an uprising against his regime, an Israeli news site said Tuesday.

Citing Egyptian sources, the Hebrew-language news site Inyan Merkazi said the company was run by retired Israeli army commanders...

...Company representatives recently flew to Chad to discuss the matter with a high-ranking Libyan intelligence officer Abduallah Sanusi, the report said. During the meeting, Sanusi agreed to pay the company to recruit up to 50,000 mercenaries from African countries, according to the news site. more

Israel eyes joining NATO as western counterweight against Middle East revolutions


Cosmetics heir Ronald Lauder, Reagan’s ambassador to Austria who heads the World Jewish Congress, recently demanded that Israel be admitted to membership in NATO. This proposal has been raised over the past decade in academic and in political circles but the rapidly changing situation in the Arab world, and in the Middle East, gives it a sense of urgency for Zionists around the world seeking protection for the “Jewish State”...

...Writing in an editorial published Tuesday in the major daily Die Welt, Lauder said current events in Egypt, Tunisia and other Muslim countries show both the forces of "freedom, democracy and economic participation" at work as well as "how unpredictable developments in the Middle East are. If NATO is to continue upholding "our basic principles and our Western way of life," then Israel, "the only democracy in the Middle East," deserves guarantees for its peace and security that membership in NATO would help provide, Lauder wrote. more

UK's Cameron supports Israeli piracy on the high seas, encouraging more massacres


British prime minister Cameron comes out in favour of Israeli piracy and carte blanche for more massacres at sea.
David Cameron gave a ringing message of support for Israel this week, telling the community's biggest charity dinner that after more than 100 rockets had been fired into Israel from Gaza in one year, the country had been "within its rights to search vessels bringing cargo into Gaza".

It was a reversal of his remarks in Turkey last July following the seizure of the Mavi Marmara aid ship, when he described Israel's approach to the Gaza flotilla as "completely unacceptable." more

Closure of Karni crossing tightens Gaza siege despite lifting of ban on tomato exports


With one hand Israel has opened up Gaza's tomato export market but with the other it has closed one of only two commercial crossings into and out of the strip. The Karni crossing is being permanently closed and all goods will now have to pass through Kerem Shalom. The Karni closure will lead to even more delays and bottlenecks in transfering humanitarian aid to the strip, thereby tightening the siege.
"Kerem Shalom is a bottleneck through which we are forced to bring assistance to over one million people," UNRWA spokesman in Jerusalem Chris Gunness told Ma'an. "The 2005 crossings agreement must be implemented," he continued, "and a consistent and predictable schedule for the import and export of goods from Karni established."

Without adequate crossings protocol, Gunness said it would be impossible to supply the necessary goods for a full Gaza recovery. "We must end the collective punishment of the people of Gaza," he said. more