Daily News Overview, June 09, 2010

June 9, 2010 | GAZA /PALESTINE | TODAY NEWS LINKS
Gaza has been under a siege for 1092 days
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(updated 20:00 CET)

We will be back with bigger Flotilla’s
http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article11330.shtml

Zionist extremists violate Ibtin mosque and deface it with racial slurs
http://bit.ly/bABXB2

Gaza youth forum says under attack by armed groups
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=290772

Israeli deputy PM: Flotilla attack failed
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=129759&sectionid=351020202

Obama Predicts ‘real Progress In Coming Months’ If Israelis And Palestinians Commit To Talks
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/06/09/ap/preswho/main6564641.shtml

Why Iran’s Revolutionary Guard wants to escort new Gaza flotilla – CSMonitor.com
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2010/0608/Why-Iran-s-Revolutionary-Guard-wants-to-escort-new-Gaza-flotilla

Zahhar: Hamas would score landslide victory in any future elections
http://bit.ly/d9wwxD

Yahoo! and Apple put East Jerusalem on the map
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=290852

Khudari briefs Mishaal on details of meeting with Abbas
http://bit.ly/bmzCiD

Salfit locals report crop damage by wild boars
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=290858

Gaza: Al-Quds Brigades claim blast targeting Israeli tank
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=290863

avinunu: Obama meets with puppet, reiterates support for Israeli blockade of Gaza. #flotilla http://bit.ly/c7EafV

avinunu: Obama so flat out of ideas that “$400 million in aid” to Abbas is only figleaf to cover, failed, empty, wrong policies http://bit.ly/9eFqEO

Obama’s speech one year later
http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article11328.shtml?

GazaUnderSiege: NBC News breaks the media blockade. Gazans living in “120 sq mile prison.” http://bit.ly/cLXMMp #gaza [via @Jew4palestine @MaxBlumenthal]

GazaUnderSiege: .@CarlosLatuff introduce #IKHRAS, a voice to those resisting US Imperialism/Zionism w/focus on exposing House Arabs http://ikhras.com/

GazaUnderSiege: Norman Finkelstein interview on @AJArabic [Arabic] http://youtu.be/lUV2H1Odho0 #Gaza #Palestine #BDS #Zionism #Israel

Mondoweiss: Jonathan Cook: Israel’s cult of victimhood: ‘Barefoot’ soldiers on the high seas – http://bit.ly/d6rIm9 #flotilla

Mondoweiss: In Israel, discrimination against Palestinians justified because they ’strike terror in our hearts’ – http://bit.ly/aJAOEB

Turkish Doctor Describes Treating Israeli Commandos During Raid – The Lede Blog – NYTimes.com http://post.ly/iyTx

avinunu: “I tried to tell them that I was a doctor..there was no need to be afraid..nobody was going to hurt them.” #Flotilla http://nyti.ms/91bx0F

avinunu: Turkish Doctor Describes Treating Israeli Commandos During #Flotilla Raid http://nyti.ms/91bx0F

avinunu: US Media Terrified Of Mentioning USS Liberty http://bit.ly/bCWXHJ [today is anniversary of Israel attacking US ship] (via @TwiddleEastNews)

Report: Obama says siege ‘unsustainable’
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=290857

Obama pledges aid to Palestinians
http://english.aljazeera.net//news/americas/2010/06/201069153936486722.html

Abu Zuhri: Abbas should declare end to negotiations
http://bit.ly/dsMGUw

PA police take 2 week course on criminal investigation
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=290838

Obama noemt situatie Gaza onhoudbaar (Dutch newspaper)
http://www.ad.nl/ad/nl/1013/Buitenland/article/detail/489289/2010/06/09/Obama-noemt-situatie-Gaza-onhoudbaar.dhtml

Khaled Mishaal, the political bureau chairman of Hamas, arrived in Khartoum on Wednesday at the head of a delegation of his movement.
http://bit.ly/aeyM8w

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) in three army tanks escorted four military bulldozers in a foray north of Khan Younis city, south of the Gaza Strip, on Wednesday.
http://bit.ly/9vxpiu

Abbas to meet with Jewish leaders in US
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=290769

Bahar asks Cairo to allow entry of humanitarian aid convoy into Gaza
http://bit.ly/aZu3Jd

Mousa: Gaza visit to break the siege, discuss reconciliation
http://bit.ly/9JdQDy

Arab League chief preparing for visit to Gaza
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=290781

Gaza collaborator amnesty period reaches halfway mark
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=290711

Gaza fires killed 2, injured 23 in June alone
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=290748

Israel send sudanese worker to Gaza
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=290644

Ya’alon: Gaza flotilla raid failed
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=290808

Israel grants amnesty to 73 Al Aqsa fighters
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=290826

Mondoweiss: RT @US_Campaign: J Street policy VP in this morning’s Washington Post: Israel has the right to blockade Gaza http://tinyurl.com/2eavkcb

Netanyahu says ready to testify in flotilla inquiry
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE65838V20100609

Erdogan in Gaza
http://english.pnn.ps/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=8313&Itemid=56

Mondoweiss: The Flotilla was successful: NBC airs report on Gaza ‘prison’ http://bit.ly/9gtTLa & NPR on the savagery of the blockadehttp://bit.ly/a33Pg7

avinunu: I wrote this when Mahmoud Abbas visited Washington one year ago. Almost nothing has changed: http://bit.ly/cOuIFX

GazaUnderSiege: Don’t buy Israeli dates for Ramadan! Check to find out more and buy Palestinian dates this year! http://bit.ly/d44Fxm [via @K4Palestine]

Israel eases Gaza embargo to allow snack food
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE65820E20100609

avinunu: Israel general: #flotilla “violent thugs” seeking to aid “Gaza enemy”; blockade necessary to ensure “Israel’s survival” http://j.mp/90lM25

avinunu: Dear Palestinians in West Bank. Did you know you live in a real paradise? Don’t believe me? Read it here! http://j.mp/cV1I6v #collaborators

avinunu: Pro-blockade Obama to deal with “flotilla fallout” by giving more cash to pro-blockade collaborator Mahmoud Abbas. tfoo http://j.mp/cWJgIS

avinunu: Zionist quack science discovers special, Jews-only Zionist gene proving Israel can demolish Palestinian homes at will http://j.mp/bIs0CM

Ban lifted on some foods entering Gaza, officials say
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fgw-gaza-food-20100610,0,6739928.story

avinunu: Zionists vandalize mosque in Haifa, threaten with demolition (any attempt at repartition will lead to ethnic cleansing) http://j.mp/bhqDAs

avinunu: Israel gravely endangers its
existence by permitting importation of shaving cream and jam into Gaza concentration camp http://j.mp/cwYyYT

Palestinian unity efforts moving slowly
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=290691

Gaza tops agenda as Abbas arrives
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=290637

Best of Comments: Should Helen Thomas have retired over ‘get the hell out of Palestine’ remark?
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2010/06/best_of_comments_should_helen.html

Higher committee on prisoners to WHO: Send fact-finding team
http://bit.ly/djMYvK

Jewish rabbis storm the Aqsa with security protection
http://bit.ly/dltleE

Hamdan, ECESG refuse legitimizing siege
http://bit.ly/aoDpTF

UNRWA: Siege bigger than just a humanitarian crisis
http://bit.ly/ciRIcE

White House Correspondent Helen Thomas Resigns After Six Decades
http://english.pnn.ps/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=8304&Itemid

freegazaorg: Mary Hughes interview on FOX: http://www.myfoxla.com/dpp/news/local/flotilla-activist-returns-home-2010607

Israel asks more weapons of US
http://english.pnn.ps/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=8302&Itemid=56

Israel’s Cult of Victimhood: ‘Barefoot’ Soldiers on the High Seas
http://bit.ly/9nb8XG

Gaza tops agenda as president arrives in Washington
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=290637

freegazaorg: Visits statistics to freegaza and witnessgaza: http://bit.ly/visits-to-freegaza

Israeli Troops Arrest 11 Palestinian Civilians During W.B Raids
http://english.pnn.ps/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=8309

Three Activists Detained in Nonviolent Action Near Bethlehem
http://english.pnn.ps/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=8310

Three years of Gaza closures by the numbers
http://english.pnn.ps/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=8308

Israel Uproot Trees For The Wall Construction Near Jerusalem
http://english.pnn.ps/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=8306

Mosque vandalized in Northern Israel
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=290661

freegazaorg: Mary Hughes interview on FOX: http://www.myfoxla.com/dpp/news/local/flotilla-activist-returns-home-2010607

Blair: 100% on Israels side
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=129666&sectionid=351020202

Gaza gate widens
http://www.northjersey.com/news/95932374_Gaza_gate_widens.html

Israel’s Blockade Of Gaza On Obama-Abbas Agenda
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/06/09/ap/preswho/main6563312.shtml

Report: Obama to offer more Gaza aid
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=290677

Report: Netanyahu to meet Obama this month
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=290670

Report: Israel to ease blockade in exchange for weak flotilla inquiry
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=290654

Saudi monarch holds talks with Lebanon’s Hariri
http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2010/06/09/110860.html

UNRWA chief: Gaza siege ‘tragic and unacceptable’
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=290589

Abbas visit to US is a test to Obama
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=290637

Where is the American Freedom Flotilla?
http://palestinechronicle.com/view_article_details.php?id=16042

A week after Netanyahu cancels Washington visit – Abbas to meet Obama amid Gaza raid tensions
http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2010/06/09/110853.html

Gaza flotilla Archives
http://gazaflotilla.delegitimize.com/

Israel set to accept ‘quid pro quo’ Gaza deal
http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/world/14-israel-set-to-accept-quid-pro-quo-gaza-deal-zj-05

Analysis: 2 blockades of Gaza exist
http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=177909

Settlement boycott to help Palestinian Economy
http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=177914

Obama to offer Gaza aid to Abbas in flotilla aftermath
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6580PK20100609

Rafah border indefinitely open: Cairo
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=129660&sectionid=351020202

Remember the Children of Palestine
http://www.presstv.ir/programs/detail.aspx?sectionid=3510533

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s visit to White House gains new focus
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/08/AR2010060805175.html

CICA condemns Israeli attack on Flotilla
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=129628&sectionid=351020202

Israel keeping Gaza aid seized
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=129646&sectionid=351020202

Obama to meet with Palestinian Authority leader
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/08/AR2010060804614.html

Mondoweiss: RT @MaxBlumenthal: IDF nailed again! IDF details of scary terror photo supposedly from Marmara are retracted: http://bit.ly/bH6oGw

RT @MaxBlumenthal: Another IDF claim unravels: IDF unable 2 provide evidence of “active terror operatives” on #flotilla.http://bit.ly/9nxNss

JNF e-Book Volume 2: Challenging the JNF
http://palestinechronicle.com/view_article_details.php?id=16041

freegazaorg: Terrifying story from K Neish on board the Marmara http://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/stories_national.php?id=270773

freegazaorg: I favorited a YouTube video — Part 2 Huwaida Arraf interviewed 7-06-2010.wmv http://youtu.be/0kD52iVGQxA?a

freegazaorg: I favorited a YouTube video — Part 1: Huwaida Arraf interviewed 7-06-2010.wmv http://youtu.be/7WMPrYZNl1U?a

freegazaorg: I uploaded a YouTube video — part 2 Rachel Corrie Passengers Press Conference http://youtu.be/4FvuzhYsQ6U?a

freegazaorg: I uploaded a YouTube video — part 3 Rachel Corrie Passengers Press Conference http://youtu.be/tmFPSzkvarg?a

freegazaorg: I uploaded a YouTube video — part 4 Rachel Corrie Passengers Press Conference http://youtu.be/il6SkczexTE?a

freegazaorg: I uploaded a YouTube video — part 5 Rachel Corrie Passengers Press Conference http://youtu.be/dOi-eHIugsk?a

freegazaorg: I uploaded a YouTube video — part 6 Rachel Corrie Passengers Press Conference http://youtu.be/Zp3_6MU6b9M?a

freegazaorg: I uploaded a YouTube video — part 7 Rachel Corrie Passengers Press Conference http://youtu.be/fT0JQywiXiE?a

freegazaorg: I favorited a YouTube video — GRITtv: Ann Wright: Israelis Confiscated Our Cameras http://youtu.be/r98JtsSZFIo?a

avinunu: Helen Thomas asked the questions no White House reporter will dare ask now. A real journalist. http://bit.ly/dzoOVw

avinunu: Tony Blair is a monster the British unleashed on the planet. http://bit.ly/aly2jA

avinunu: Activists libeled as “terrorist operatives” by @IDFSpokesperson set record straight in @nytimes blog #flotilla http://post.ly/itR3

freegazaorg: A mural to the people of Palestine and the people on the boat http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/137933

freegazaorg: Flotilla Activist Returns Home:
http://bit.ly/aFT3F0

freegazaorg: Gaza Blockade Legal? Hardly.:
http://bit.ly/9PgUbK

Palestine as Sport
http://palestinechronicle.com/view_article_details.php?id=16039

Heroism aboard the Gaza Flotilla
http://palestinechronicle.com/view_article_details.php?id=16038

freegazaorg: I favorited a YouTube video — GRITtv: Ann Wright: Autopsy Explains Flotilla Raid http://youtu.be/xhiXd54acQo?a

Soft drinks and potato chips may enter Gaza next week
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=290599

Why Iran’s Revolutionary Guard wants to escort new Gaza flotilla
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2010/0608/Why-Iran-s-Revolutionary-Guard-wants-to-escort-new-Gaza-flotilla

Anxious Gazans trying to leave blockaded territory
http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2010/06/08/anxious_gazans_trying_to_leave_blockaded_territory/?rss_id=Boston.com+–+Latest+news

Thousands try to leave blockaded Gaza
Many forced to put their lives on hold after borders sealed
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37576412/ns/world_news-mideastn_africa/

avinunu: Pic of Istanbul synagogue I took last year: How long before Israeli campaign to “save” Turkish Jews begins? http://yfrog.com/04a0gmj

avinunu: At least one Israeli would welcome the return of the Ottoman Empire! Much better than nationalism. http://bit.ly/90mzFK

The crimes I saw on the Mavi Marmara -Lubna Masarwa writing from Kfor Qara
http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article11327.shtml

avinunu: Humanitarian Convoy Braves Risk of Attack (This is in San Juan #Copala, Oaxaca, not Gaza!) http://bit.ly/c6U2KZ

ADL Calls on State Department to Designate Main Flotilla Organizers as Terrorist Organizations
http://www.adl.org/PresRele/TerrorismIntl_93/5780_92.htm

Evergreen State students overwhelmingly pass divestment votes
http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article11326.shtml

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