New theme

We have been having some issues lately with the avatars and the rendering with our old theme. So I have changed to a new three column theme.

Let me know on here what you think.

joni

Palestine – Crisis? What crisis?

The  Special Raporteur for the Palestinian Territories Occupied Since 1967, Richard Falk, last week made a presentation at the UN Human Rights Council. In the report he details how he was denied access to perform first-hand observations as he was:

…denied entry to Israel on 14 December 2008, detained for some 15 hours in a holding cell  at Ben Gurion Airport, and expelled on the next day. Such treatment of a UN  representative would seem to raise serious issues for the Organization as a whole, bearing on the duties of a member state to cooperate, and to deal with those carrying out UN work with appropriate dignity.

So Israel now blocks the UN Special Raporteur!

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By the Walrus Watercooler..

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Welcome to the beginning of another week.

This is our open thread for general discussion, gossip et cetera….