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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Mar 15, 2013 Right to Lawyer Can Be Empty Promise for Poor
QUOTE: Fifty years ago, on March 18, 1963, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Gideon v. Wainwright that those accused of a crime have a constitutional right to a lawyer whether or not they can afford one.... the promise inherent in the Gideon ruling remains unfulfilled... Civil matters — including legal issues like home foreclosure, job loss, spousal abuse and parental custody — were not covered by the decision. Today, many states and counties do not offer lawyers to the poor in major civil disputes, and in some criminal ones as well. Those states that do are finding that more people than ever are qualifying for such help, making it impossible to keep up with the need.
New York Times Nov 29, 2012 U.N. Assembly, in Blow to U.S., Elevates Status of Palestine
QUOTE: More than 130 countries voted on Thursday to upgrade Palestine to a nonmember observer state of the United Nations....The new status will give the Palestinians more tools to challenge Israel in international legal forums for its occupation activities in the West Bank, including settlement-building...
New York Times Nov 14, 2012 Adultery, an Ancient Crime That Remains on Many Books
QUOTE: This is yet another example of American exceptionalism: in nearly the entire rest of the industrialized world, adultery is not covered by the criminal code. Like other state laws related to sex — sodomy, fornication, rape — adultery laws extend back to the Old Testament, onetime capital offenses stemming at least partly from a concern about male property.
New York Times Jan 14, 2012 Israelis Facing a Seismic Rift Over Role of Women
QUOTE: “Just as secular nationalism and socialism posed challenges to the religious establishment a century ago, today the issue is feminism,” said Moshe Halbertal, a professor of Jewish philosophy at Hebrew University. “This is an immense ideological and moral challenge that touches at the core of life, and just as it is affecting the Islamic world, it is the main issue that the rabbis are losing sleep over.”
New York Times Jul 06, 2011 Israel Debates Two-Day Weekends, and Its Lifestyle
QUOTE: Pretty much the entire Western world observes Saturday and Sunday as its weekend, and many in Israel would like to align the schedule here with that of the West....With nearly a fifth of the population Muslim Arab, a natural choice for the second day off would be Friday, the Islamic holy day.
New York Times Jun 26, 2011 Avoid Gaza Flotilla, Israel Warns Foreign Journalists
QUOTE: Israel threatened Sunday to bar for up to a decade any foreign journalist who boards a flotilla seeking to challenge an Israeli naval blockade of Gaza.
New York Times Apr 14, 2011 Colleagues Rebuke Gaza Report’s Author
QUOTE: (Three members of the United Nations panel say: “Had we given in to pressures from any quarter to sanitize our conclusions, we would be doing a serious injustice to the hundreds of innocent civilians killed during the Gaza conflict, the thousands injured, and the hundreds of thousands whose lives continue to be deeply affected by the conflict and the blockade.”
New York Times Apr 06, 2011 Palestinian Security Forces Abused Journalists, Report Says
QUOTE: “Harassment and abuse of journalists reflected attempts to prevent free speech and inquiry into matters of public importance, and to punish writers solely because of their statements critical of the Palestinian Authority or their perceived support of its political rivals.”
New York Times Mar 18, 2011 Bahrain Tears Down Monument as Protesters Seethe
QUOTE: Bahrain tore down the protest movement’s defining monument on Friday, the pearl at the center of Pearl Square. (This) was part of a chain of events that in a matter of days turned the country from a symbol of hopeful pro-democratic protest into one of repression.
New York Times Jun 02, 2010 New Israeli Tack Needed on Gaza, U.S. Officials Say
QUOTE: The Obama administration considers Israel’s blockade of Gaza to be untenable and plans to press for another approach to ensure Israel’s security while allowing more supplies into the impoverished Palestinian area....Since the botched raid that killed nine activists on Monday, the Israeli government has said that the blockade was necessary to protect Israel against the infiltration into Gaza of weapons and fighters sponsored by Iran.
New York Times Jun 03, 2009 Israelis Say Bush Agreed to West Bank Growth
QUOTE: Senior Israeli officials accused President Obama on Wednesday of failing to acknowledge... understandings with the Bush administration... allowed Israel to build West Bank settlement housing within certain guidelines...
New York Times May 09, 2009 Parks Fortify Israel’s Claim to Jerusalem
QUOTE: Israel is quietly carrying out a $100 million, multiyear development plan in some of the most significant religious and national heritage sites just outside the walled Old City here as part of an effort to strengthen the status of Jerusalem as its capital.
New York Times Mar 19, 2009 Soldiers’ Accounts of Gaza Killings Raise Furor in Israel
QUOTE: In the two months since Israel ended its military assault on Gaza, Palestinians and international rights groups have accused it of excessive force and wanton killing in that operation, but the Israeli military has said it followed high ethical standards and took great care to avoid civilian casualties.
New York Times Jan 12, 2009 In Israel, a Consensus That Gaza War Is a Just One
QUOTE: “Almost 100 percent of Israelis feel that the world is hypocritical. Where was the world when our cities were rocketed for eight years and our soldier was kidnapped? Why should we care about the world’s view now?”
New York Times Dec 28, 2008 Israeli Attacks in Gaza Strip Continue for Second Day
QUOTE: Israeli airstrikes against Hamas facilities in Gaza continued for a second day on Sunday and the death toll rose to more than 280....A military operation had been forecast and demanded by Israeli officials for weeks, ever since a rocky cease-fire between Israel and Hamas fully collapsed a week ago, leading again to rocket attacks in large numbers against Israel and isolated Israeli operations here.
New York Times Dec 20, 2008 Truce in Gaza Ends, but May Be Revived by Necessity
QUOTE: Israel and Hamas accuse each other of bad faith and of violations of the Egyptian-mediated accord, and each side has a point. Rockets from Gaza never stopped entirely during the truce, and Israel never allowed a major renewed flow of goods into Gaza, crippling its economy. This is at least partly because the agreement had no mutually agreed text or enforcement mechanism; neither side wanted to grant the legitimacy to the other that such a document would imply.
New York Times Jul 11, 2008 Olmert Questioned on Graft
QUOTE: Israeli prosecutors announced an expansion of their corruption investigation into Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Friday, saying they suspected he fraudulently billed multiple state agencies for the same flights when he was mayor and trade minister and used the extra money for personal trips and vacations. In a statement issued after questioning Mr. Olmert for two hours, the police and the Justice Ministry said that the travel agency he used colluded in the alleged scheme by sending copies of the same bill to numerous public bodies and booking Olmert family vacations with the profits.
New York Times Jun 19, 2008 Israel Open to Deal With Lebanon on Disputed Land
QUOTE: Israel offered on Wednesday to start direct peace talks with Lebanon, saying all issues would be negotiable including a tiny piece of Israeli-held land on the countries’ border that Israel has long argued does not belong to Lebanon but that the Lebanese say is theirs....However, in the past the Lebanese government has consistently opposed negotiations with Israel, saying the Israelis must first return the disputed piece of land.
New York Times Jun 02, 2008 State Dept. Reinstates Gaza Fulbright Grants
QUOTE: after word of the grant withdrawals got out, senior American and Israeli officials expressed surprise and outrage, saying that training ambitious and talented young people under Fulbright grants was one of the ways to help blunt the appeal of radical forces in Palestinian society.
New York Times May 30, 2008 U.S. Withdraws Fulbright Grants to Gaza
QUOTE: Israel has isolated this coastal strip, which is run by the militant group Hamas. Given that policy, the United States Consulate in Jerusalem said the grant money had been “redirected” to students elsewhere out of concern that it would go to waste if the Palestinian students were forced to remain in Gaza.
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