News Articles Purim 2010

News Summary, Purim 5770

Google News, February 28, 2010

Editor’s Note: Despite all the disasters, strife, conflicts, struggles, and injustices going on in the world, Israel is still condemned for its defensive actions necessary for its survival.  These articles were compiled from today’s World News from Google.

Compiled by Israel Zwick, CN Publications

Aftershocks hamper rescue of Chile quake victims

Herald Sun – ‎29 minutes ago‎
By staff writers Devastation wrought by the earthquake in Pelluhue, a town about 322km southwest of Santiago. It now lies mostly under mud and debris / AP Source: AP A powerful new 6.1-magnitude aftershock has hit just offshore from central Chile.

Somali insurgents bar WFP

News24 – ‎20 minutes ago‎
Mogadishu – Somali insurgents on Sunday barred the World Food Programme (WFP) from the famine and war-plagued Horn of Africa country, where the UN says four million people, half the population, needs emergency food aid.

BBC NewsIslam OnlineRadio NetherlandsWikinews

Iraqi Christians protest slayings, Pope concerned

Reuters – Jamal al-Badrani, Deepa Babington – ‎25 minutes ago‎
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – At least 1000 minority Christians, many holding olive branches, marched in protest near the restive city of Mosul on Sunday to urge the Iraqi government to act decisively after a series of killings.

Monsters and Critics.comDAWN.comCatholic OnlineChristianExaminer

Yemen declares state of emergency in southern city

Reuters – Mohammed Ghobari, Cynthia Johnston – ‎Feb 27, 2010‎
SANAA (Reuters) – Yemeni authorities declared a state of emergency in a southern provincial capital on Saturday, citing the possibility of separatist attacks two days after a policeman was shot dead in an ambush in a nearby province.

Fierce storms in Europe kill 50, mostly in France

The Associated Press – Deborah Seward – ‎11 minutes ago‎
PARIS – A violent late winter storm with fierce rain and hurricane-strength winds ripped across western Europe on Sunday, battering France and four other countries, leaving at least 50 people dead.

Afghanistan bomb ‘kills 11 civilians’

BBC News – ‎3 hours ago‎
The bomb, blamed on Taliban insurgents, hit a coach in Nawzad district, said a spokesman for the provincial governor. The blast was well to the north of where Nato and Afghan troops are waging a major offensive against the Taliban.

Voice of AmericaAljazeera.netThe GuardianDetroit Free Press

Darfur ceasefire another ill-fated pledge?

Toronto Star – Olivia Ward – ‎Feb 26, 2010‎
Refugees gather at the compound of expelled US aid group CHF International at the Zamzam refugee camp in Darfur. By Olivia Ward Foreign Affairs Reporter Darfur has been Africa’s running sore for the last decade.
Sudan releases 57 Darfur rebels The Associated Press

AngolaPressSudan TribuneNews24Bernama

Israeli police clash with Palestinians in Jerusalem’s Old City – Adrian Blomfield – ‎31 minutes ago‎
Violence erupted at Jerusalem’s holiest site on Sunday when Israeli riot police clashed with stone-throwing Palestinian protestors.

Dubai: Hamas operative drugged, suffocated

The Associated Press – ‎4 hours ago‎
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Dubai police says forensic tests show a Hamas commander was drugged and then suffocated in his hotel room.

BBC NewsXinhuaSifyVoice of AmericaWikipedia: Assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh

Israel distributes new gas masks to civilians: army

Hindustan Times – ‎8 hours ago‎
Israel on Sunday began distributing new gas masks for civilians to use in a possible chemical or biological attack, the army said.

MidEast Daily News

The Media Line – ‎8 hours ago‎
A riot erupted on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount on Sunday morning when Palestinians hurled rocks at non-Muslim visitors to the site. When Israeli police who normally refrain from entering the area arrived to quell the violence, the rock-throwers moved into

Police enter Jerusalem holy site

BBC News – ‎1 hour ago‎
Israeli police have clashed with Palestinian protesters at the Jerusalem compound housing one of the Islam’s holiest sites, the al-Aqsa mosque. Police say they went into the compound to disperse some 20 masked protesters throwing stones at foreign

Abbas Calls on US to Halt Israeli Agressions

WAFA – Palestine News Agency – ‎24 minutes ago‎
AMMAN. February 28, 2010 (WAFA)- President Mahmoud Abbas called Sunday the US Administration on halting the Israeli aggressions on the Holy sites and the Palestinian land. Commenting on the Israeli provocations today on Al Aqsa Mosque in east Jerusalem

UN: Israel continues to violate human rights in Gaza and WB

The Palestine Telegraph – ‎3 hours ago‎
Gaza Strip, Feb. 28, 2010 (Pal Telegraph)- Israel has continued to violate the international law and human rights, through its policies of targeting civilians, property demolitions and land leveling. Accoeding to the latest UN’s OCHA report on Israel’s

In Search of the Jewish People

Hagada Hasmalit – Shmuel Amir – ‎1 hour ago‎
Shlomo Sand’s book The Invention of the Jewish People was published in Hebrew two years ago and was at the top of the best-seller list for weeks. It was subsequently translated into French and became a best-seller in that language as well.

UAE condemns Israel’s gross violations against Al Aqsa Mosque

WAM – Emirates News Agency – ‎4 hours ago‎
WAM Abu Dhabi, 28th Feb. 2010 (WAM) — The UAE condemned today brutal attacks and dangerous violations by Israeli settlers and occupation forces against the sacred Al Aqsa Mosque. ”Bursting into the squares of Al Aqsa Mosque and its surrounding

Experts: Iran may be ‘inviting’ Israel attack to unite support

Ha’aretz – Yossi Melman – ‎17 hours ago‎
Experts are suggesting that Iran may be “inviting” Israel to attack one of its nuclear sites, following the recent unusual and puzzling transfer of a significant portion of Iran’s enriched uranium aboveground at its Natanz facility.

Ahmadinejad: Zionist regime lost its raison d’etre

Ynetnews – ‎1 hour ago‎
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahamdinejad said Saturday during a conference on the Palestinian struggle in Tehran that “Israel has lost its raison d’etre.

Death and the maiden

Times Online – ‎14 hours ago‎
Rachel Corrie was 23 years old when she was killed by an Israeli bulldozer in the Gaza Strip. The young, idealistic American peace activist, who left her home in Olympia, Washington, in 2003 to travel to the Middle East with the International
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