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August 18, 2010

Ken O’Keefe on HARDTalk 2010

If you do not see the clip belowclick there

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Youtube Iran UCR

Journalist and author Reese Erlich spoke on, “Obama’s Challenge: Iran, Nuclear Weapons and the Fate of the Middle East.

Scott Horton :

On April 1, 2010 I participated in a panel discussion at the University of California at Riverside titled “Obama’s challenge: Iran, Nuclear Weapons & the Mideast” with Reese Erlich, Larry Greenfield and Christopher Records – here is some of my part. Thanks to Mansoor Sabbagh for the video.

Death in the Med – Join in the debate

Eamonn Walsh | 16:31 UK time, Monday, 16 August 2010

As controversy over Israel’s blockade of Gaza still rages, Jane Corbin asks what really happened on the Mavi Marmara, when Israeli commandos seized the ship and nine people died?

Panorama’s film Death in the Med features exclusive new video and interviews with Israeli soldiers and activists involved.

We welcome your comments on the programme. Please use this blog as a forum for your comments.

Register your complaints re the BBC program last night

The BBC program, Death on the Med on Panorama, is mostly disgusting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXrzF0IOQYE

You can see both sections now on YouTube.

There are a couple of places where they do tell the truth. However, please call and email them and ask them some of these questions.

1. Why was there no investigation of the covered time codes on all of the Israeli video?

2. Why would they repeat the audio tapes that have already been discredited with little or no comment?

3. What right does the BBC have to use video tapes that were stolen from us, then edited, then given to the BBC? Do we have the right to sue the BBC for theft?

4. Why no mention of the other five ships, all of whom were attacked and many passengers who were wounded?

There are other questions for sure, but the BBC (Bumbling Broadcast Corporation) needs to hear from us, especially those who were on the flotilla.

Here are the BBC complaints contacts:

Make a complaint

Phone: +44 3700 100 222*

Textphone: +44 3700 100 212*

Email: https://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/forms/

Write: BBC Complaints

PO Box 1922

Darlington
DL3 0UR


Greta Berlin, Co-Founder
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In praise of … Mordechai Vanunu

He survived his vindictive spell in isolation, and pariah status, with head unbowed – now Israel must allow him to go

When the nuclear whistleblower, Mordechai Vanunu, was released from prison in 2004 after serving 18 years, 12 of them in solitary confinement, he said he was ready to start a new life. The authorities in Israel were not. He was charged with breaking the terms of his parole which forbade him from speaking to foreigners, a restriction which can be traced to the emergency regulations of the British Mandate. A week ago Vanunu was released once again, after serving 10 weeks for that so-called offence.

He said he hoped the prime minister and the head of Shin Bet would solve the problem of having to rearrest him by letting him leave the country. The idea that 24 years after he leaked details and pictures of Israel’s nuclear bomb programme to the Sunday Times, and six years after he completed his sentence, this junior technician from Dimona would still have sensitive secrets up his sleeve is plainly ludicrous. It is one that no serious Israeli military analyst accepts.

He survived his vindictive spell in isolation, and his pariah status as Israel’s most reviled man, with his head unbowed. As Daniel Ellsberg, the man who released the Pentagon Papers has said, Vanunu is the preeminent hero of the nuclear era. By telling the truth, and revealing that his country’s stockpile was much larger than the CIA and others had guessed, he certainly caused it mild problems 24 years ago, when Norway announced a ban on exports of heavy water. He causes no problems now. Israel must allow Vanunu to go.

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