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Turkey cancels New Year party in Taksim Square over Israeli attacks

Turkey has canceled on Monday the planned New Year celebrations in Taksim Square, citing the deadly Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip, Istanbul municipality said in a statement. (UPDATED)

Damned by Leaders

By Chris Newfield

American leaders, Dims and Rips alike, lined up for Israel’s right to respond to rocket fire with its turkey shoot in Gaza. I will spare you the gruesome and abundant details in this appalling international ritual we have seen many times. But in reference to our favorite social group, the American middle class, it is amazing that they seem not to realize that the war, the defense, the killing, the expense, will make everything good impossible for them.

 

AP: Anti-Israeli protests across Europe

By A-News

For the complete report from The Associated Press click on this link
Protesters turned out across Europe Sunday to demonstrate against Israel’s air assault on the Gaza Strip, while European leaders called on Israel and Hamas to end the bloodshed. British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said this was a "dangerous moment" and called for an immediate cease-fire by both Israel and Hamas, which controls Gaza.

Understanding the Israeli provocation

What we have been witnessing is an attempt at the annihilation of a people, the people of Gaza. Almost 300 people, including women and children, were killed in Gaza by an Israeli attack.

EU expresses ‘grave concern’ at Israeli attacks on Gaza

The massacre in Gaza: Where words lose all meaning

In Columnists

A bloody and horrendous Israeli attack on Gaza over the weekend claimed the lives of more than 270 innocent Palestinians and sent shockwaves across the world, sparking condemnation and protest throughout the Arab world as well as in Turkey.

Turkey confirms indirect Syria-Israel talks ended after Gaza strikes

Turkey was ending efforts to organize peace talks between Israel and Syria because of the Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip, Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan told Monday at a joint press conference with his Egyptian counterpart. (UPDATED)

PhotoNews – World protests Israel over Gaza operations

Thousands of people joined demonstrations to protest Israel’s operation in Gaza Strip in about a dozen cities from Pakistan to France. Israel’s air operations left around 300 people dead.

Gaza operation is self-deception

In Columnists

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s comment condemning the Israel Defense Forces’ Operation Cast Lead was widely understood to show that Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert assured Turkey that no incursion into Gaza was being planned. Erdoğan said, "This is also disrespect committed to our face."

Israel’s Gaza operation triggered sensitive dominos in Mideast

ANKARA – Israel’s air operation against Gaza is likely to have a domino effect in the region, and harm the peace efforts Turkey has sponsored for the last four years.

  • TT

    About Taksim and cancelling the New Year celebrations:
    And Carter boycotted the Olympics in Moscow when the Russians invaded Afghanistan…
    So…???

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