Listed below are comments made by trouthead67 between Wednesday, 25th February 2009 and Monday, 29th June 2009.
The Board’s International Division (which replaced the former Israel Committee) now acts as a bridge between the UK Jewish community and Israel and seeks to promote a sense of identity and solidarity with Israel. Anti-Zionism in Britain is monitored and countered at all levels. The Board also has close links with the Israeli Embassy.
Israel continues to block goods on trucks from entering Karni, the one border crossing point with sophisticated security screening equipment and the capacity to handle up to 750 trucks per day. Sufa crossing, which can also accommodate trucks on a smaller scale, also remains closed. Instead, Israel requires all trucks to enter through Kerem Shalom, located near Gaza's southern tip, where every item on trucks must be unloaded, inspected, repackaged and reloaded, with a "handling fee" of US$1,000 per truck.
In the weeks since heavy fighting ceased on January 18, Israel has arbitrarily refused entry to items like chickpeas, macaroni, wheat flour, notebooks for students, freezer appliances, generators and water pumps, and cooking gas, OCHA said.
Ban Ki-moon, speaking at the opening of a conference of international donors in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm al-Sheikh on Monday, said, "The people of Gaza cannot and should not wait any longer," and declared, "I call for action now."
"The situation at the border crossings is intolerable. Aid workers do not have access. Essential commodities cannot get in... there is no concrete or steel to build homes or shelters."
The BBC are right. If they broadcast that appeal for food and medicine to be sent to Gaza it WOULD be taking sides. The Israeli Defence force could legitimately say "We've gone to enormous lengths here to kill people, then you go and help to keep them alive. How do you square that with your remit to be neutral?"
So the BBC needs to look at other areas in which its 'impartiality' could be called into question. To start with they'll have to scrap 'Crimewatch', which clearly takes the side of the murdered against the interests of murderers.