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Israeli lawyer sues Swedish newspaper in New York court

Israeli lawyer Guy Ophir has filed a lawsuit against the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet over an article it published in which IDF soldiers were accused of harvesting organs from Palestinians.

The $7.5 million suit, which names the paper and writer Donald Bostrom, was filed in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday, according to Ophir, who said the article's allegations were anti-Semitic and amounted to "racist blood libel" against Jews and Israeli soldiers.

"It's something Goebbels would have written," Ophir told The Jerusalem Post. He said he filed the suit in New York because the newspaper had representatives there; the paper is also distributed in New York, and the article made reference to a Jew from New Jersey arrested earlier this month on organ trafficking charges. "The lawsuit, it comes from anger," Ophir said, adding that he would donate any money from damages to charity, including the IDF.

Light Sabers

Article about organ harvesting sparks Israel-Sweden tiff

Sweden, citing a right to free expression, refuses to condemn suggestions that Israeli troops harvested the organs of dead Palestinians. Israel says the article could incite violence against Jews.

Israel, already on the defensive over European criticism of its policies, has picked a diplomatic fight with Sweden over an unsubstantiated newspaper "expose" suggesting that Israeli soldiers harvested the organs of Palestinians who died in army custody.

Stormtrooper

The Body Snatchers of Israel

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Independently of the recently published article of the Swedish journalist Donald Boström about the Israelis murdering Palestinians in order to harvesting of organs for sale, and independently of the hysteric screeching and denials by the Israelis, I want to present my readers what I witnessed, saw, observed and heard during my 22 years of journalistic work under the Israeli military occupation in the West Bank and Gaza. My personal experience confirms what Mr. Boström wrote: while I do not know the particular case which he describes, it is typical for what the Israelis do in Palestine all the time, what is "normal" since the early seventies.

The Israeli military occupation started in the early 1970s to capture and keep the bodies of the Palestinians who they murdered. Since the early seventies, thousands of Palestinians have been buried in secret and number graves of the Israeli military. Since the early seventies, thousands of Palestinian victims of the occupation were "autopsied", and many of their bodies kept in military numbered graves. Most members of the resistance who were killed were taken for "autopsy", and also those who were wounded were abducted from the hospital by the Israelis. This practice became somewhat less widespread only when the PA came to power, meaning that people murdered in areas controlled by the PA were not "autopsied" any more, but this would still happen to people murdered or wounded in areas controlled by the Israelis.

Newspaper

Swedish daily publishes second article on 'IDF organ harvesting'

Despite Israel's harsh protests, Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet published a second article accusing the IDF of harvesting Palestinian organs.

In the article, published Sunday, Oisín Cantwell and Urban Andersson report from the northern West Bank village of Imatin, where 19-year-old Bilal Ahmad Ghanem was killed during a clash with Israeli soldiers in 1992.

Ghanem's family claims that his body was returned several days later, wrapped in hospital bandages. Aftonbladet published what is said was a photo of the body, which had a scar running from the neck down to the abdomen.

Bomb

Ex-Mossad agent hopes to get rich blaming Iran for Lockerbie

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Mossad spin artist Juval Aviv
He is already responsible for one Hollywood blockbuster. Now a former Israeli secret agent is planning to turn the Lockerbie disaster into a big screen hit, blaming Iran, not Libya, for the atrocity.

Juval Aviv was behind the book that inspired the acclaimed Steven Spielberg blockbuster Munich.

His latest project is a fictional account of the Lockerbie disaster - in which 270 people were killed - and he hopes that the Jaws and ET filmmaker can make it into a major movie.

Flight 103 - which alleges that the Iranians and the American secret services were complicit in the atrocity - will be published early in the new year. The book is expected to become an international bestseller, and the former Mossad agent has revealed he is in talks with a number of high-profile Hollywood directors over the film rights.

Comment: A patina of fear which Juval Aviv evidently doesn't feel. He not only fed Spielberg the Hollywood version of events at the Munich Olympic games in 1972, an operation he claims to have led, he was hired by Pan Am to investigate the Lockerbie bombing. As a 'former' Mossad agent, he appears to have been assigned to spinning the cover story that Hollywood may now 'historicize' onto the silver screen.

Did the Secret Team bring down Pan Am 103 to silence heroin trade whistleblower?


Eye 2

Meet 'The Family'

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Q&A: The writer, who went undercover among America's secret theocrats, describes three bizarre weeks of 'man to man' interaction with the power elite.

It sounded like a reality show on the PAX network: Six conservative politicians living in a DC townhouse owned by a fundamentalist Christian organization. What happens when you stop being polite and start finding Jesus?

In April, the AP broke the story that six U.S. congressmen were paying the bargain rate of $600 a month each to live together in a swanky DC townhouse owned by a secretive fundamentalist Christian group known as the Fellowship or the Foundation. Many, understandably, were curious. Who is this organization, and what is its agenda?

The group, the AP reported, is best known for holding the annual National Prayer Breakfast at the White House, which offers scores of national and international heavy hitters the opportunity to praise God in close proximity to the President. In the article, the congressmen boarding at the house denied owing any allegiance to the group, and several professed ignorance of even the most basic facts about the organization. Little else was reported about the group's history, motives or backers.

There is a reason for that. The Fellowship is one of the most secretive, and most powerful, religious organizations in the country. Its connections reach to the highest levels of the U.S. government and include ties to the CIA and numerous current and past dictators around the world.

Attention

Top Swedish newspaper says Israeli troops kill Palestinians for their organs

A leading Swedish newspaper reported this week that Israeli soldiers are abducting Palestinians in order to steal their organs, a claim that prompted furious condemnation and accusations of anti-Semitic blood libel from a rival publication.

"They plunder the organs of our sons," read the headline in Sweden's largest daily newspaper, the left-leaning Aftonbladet, which devoted a double spread in its cultural section to the article. (Click here for the original article in Swedish)

The report quotes Palestinian claims that young men from the West Bank and Gaza Strip had been seized by the Israel Defense Forces, and their bodies returned to the families with missing organs.

Comment: Why is it that the idea that some section of Israeli government or society would be profiting from the sale of organs of Palestinians is decried as anti-semitic?

Is the truth anti-semitic?

The IDF attack on Gaza early this year showed the world clearly that IDF forces can kill and maim Palestinians with impunity. So if some section of Israeli society had a market for human organs, it would seem natural for such types to see the opportunity to enrich themselves under cover of an Israeli military operation.

The problem however is that the Israeli governments crimes are so grevious, that no criticism whatsoever can be contenanced for fear that the full truth might leak out. Hence the cover all nonsensical defences of "anti-semitism" and "blood libel".

Israel, as everyone knows is squeaky clean when it comes to trafficking of all sorts of things:
ISRAEL: Still a destination for human trafficking

TEL AVIV, 18 June 2009 - The latest US State Department report on trafficked persons, released on 16 June, says Israel is still a destination for men and women trafficked for forced labour and sexual exploitation.

Women from the former Soviet Union and China are still being trafficked across the border with Egypt into Israel for forced prostitution by organized criminal groups.
When considered in the context of the totality of Israeli effect on Palestine, IDF and criminal Israeli harvesting of Palestinian organs is pretty far down the list of Israel's worst crimes against the Palestinian people.


Chess

China to buy Australian coal mining company - subject to Foreign Investment Review Board

China's Yanzhou Coal Mining Co agreed to buy Australian coal miner Felix Resources Ltd for $2.9 billion, both firms said on Thursday, further underscoring China's growing appetite for resources assets.

The deal comes amid strained investment ties between the two nations, with China formally arresting four staff from Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto this week on accusations they stole state secrets.

China's relentless pursuit of Australian resource companies is also despite the Australian government rejecting China's state-owned Minmetals bid for distressed miner OZ Minerals Ltd this year, forcing Minmetals to submit a revised bid.

USA

US 'involved in Honduras military coup'

The United States was involved in a military coup in Honduras that ousted President Manuel Zelaya on June 28, a top aide to Zelaya says.

Before heading to Costa Rica, the Honduran military plane that flew Zelaya into exile stopped to refuel at the Soto Cato air base (Palmerola) where at least 500 US troops are based, said Patricia Valle, the deputy foreign minister of Zelaya.

Palmerola is a Honduran air base that houses US troops who according to Washington conduct counter-narcotics operations and other missions in Central America.

"The United States was involved in the coup against Zelaya," Valle told The Associated Press on Saturday.

The aide however added that she did not believe the highest levels of the Obama administration were involved.

Mr. Potato

David Shayler, transvestite-MI5-spy-turned-Jesus-Christ, faces eviction from squat

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David Shayler, living testimony to pathological influence of British Intelligence, at his farmhouse squat.
David Shayler, the transvestite former MI5 spy who believes he is a reincarnation of Jesus Christ, is facing forcible eviction from a 17th Century farmhouse he has been living in as a squat.

The one-time whistleblower, who uses the name Dolores Kane, has been living in the National Trust-owned Hackhurst Farm in Surrey as part of a small new age commune for the past six weeks.

But they are set to be removed after a judge agreed to a request for a possession order from the trust on Wednesday.

The 10-strong group, who have been occupying the house near the commuter village of Abinger Hammer in the North Downs since late June after being evicted from another empty farmhouse nearby, say they will barricade themselves inside as part of a plan of passive resistance.

In a hearing lasting just four minutes at Guildford County Court Judge Robert Reid QC nodded his ascent to the application which was brought against persons unknown.