Israel’s Hannibal Directive

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Hannibal's original mandate and spirit remain. Israeli has no qualms about killing its own. by Stephen Lendman It's been Israeli policy since 1986. It's an unwritten military protocol. It was secret for many years. In 2003, Haaretz called it "one of the most controversial operational orders" in IDF history. Three Northern Command senior officers established it. They … [Read more...]

Gaza War Postmortems

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Expect long denied Palestinian injustice to persist. Expect future Israeli aggression. Expect Palestinians blamed for its crimes. by Stephen Lendman Israel's Operation Protective Edge (OPE) was well-planned premeditated aggression. It had nothing to do with Hamas rockets. It wasn't about crushing Palestine's legitimate government. Israel needs enemies. When none … [Read more...]

Gaza Ceasefire: Hold the Cheers

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It’s just a matter of time before Israeli rampaging repeats. Expect Palestinians to be blamed for its crimes like always. by Stephen Lendman Last Monday, both sides agreed to open-ended ceasefire terms. Peace talks will resume in Cairo within a month. Terms agreed on include opening border crossings, "enabl(ing) the rapid entry of humanitarian aid," as well as … [Read more...]

Another No-Peace Ceasefire

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What goes around, comes around. It’s just a matter of time. Israel deplores peace. Its entire history reflects conflict. by Stephen Lendman Its premeditated aggression follows relative calm followed by ceasefires followed by more conflict. The pattern repeats with disturbing regularity. It's been this way for decades. It's no different this time. Believing … [Read more...]

Israel v. Palestine: MSM Unreported Truths

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by Stephen Lendman On Tuesday, Israel's Operation Protective Edge aggression entered day 51. Mass slaughter and destruction continue. MSM scoundrels largely lost interest. Killing Palestinians no longer matters. Justifiable outrage is absent. So-called halted US arms shipments to Israel two weeks ago was head fake deception. Deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie … [Read more...]