Why #GazaUnderAttack ceasefire talks collapsed?

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Failure in Cairo by Stephen Lendman It didn't surprise. Failure was inevitable. Talks were dead on arrival. Israeli policy is hardline. It's all take and no give. Rogue terror states operate this way. Israel is one of the worst. It's a democracy in name only. It treats Palestinians like … [Read more...]

And Then, There is Israel

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Israel shows little regard for International Law and yet insists on being blessed and excused by the world. By Thomas Are The only way the world can work, as smaller nations and groups gain power, is for all people in power to agree on some rules of conduct. We live in a day when almost anyone; … [Read more...]

Myth Vs. Fact: Breaking Down The Conflict In Gaza

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These are the top 5 myths the American media left the public with about Israel's brutal offensive of Gaza. By Mnar Muhawesh 1. MYTH: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a level playing field: Israel vs. Hamas FACT: This is the modern-day David versus Goliath. Why is the deadly Israeli assault … [Read more...]

The Liberal Zionist Dilemma

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You simply cannot adhere to the principle of universal civil and political rights and, at the same time, support a Zionist state. To do so is to involve oneself in a contradiction. The liberals are being forced to face this fact. The Liberal Ideal Liberalism, framed as a socio-political ideal, argues that … [Read more...]

The spirit of humanity shines bright in Palestine

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By James W. Rawley, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Today marks World Humanitarian Day, an annual occasion dedicated by the United Nations General Assembly to raising public awareness of the millions of people who risk their lives in order to provide food, water and other assistance to people in … [Read more...]

Globalizing Gaza

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How Israel Undermines International Law Through "Lawfare" by Jeff Halper Operation Protective Edge was not merely a military assault on a primarily civilian population. As in its previous "operations" (Cast Lead in 2008-9 and Pillar of Defense in 2012), it was also part of an ongoing assault on … [Read more...]

The U.S. Congress: a Metonym for AIPAC

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The majority of the American people believe — due to a corporate mass media-induced blinkered naivety — that they are governed by their elected representatives in Congress which in reality is more akin to a Knesset serving the interests of war criminal Israeli Zionists rather than the interests of the God, … [Read more...]

Nothing will come of Israel’s quiet

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The dead died and the killers killed in Gaza only to ensure another brief interlude of quiet for Israelis. by Gideon Levy The Tel Aviv Port was bustling again this weekend. A boisterous Indian food festival took place in the farmer’s market and hordes of screaming children were riding the … [Read more...]

The Fall of Gaza’s Temple

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On August 17, 2014, an extraordinary article appeared in the front page of Yediot Ahronot, the largest paid Hebrew newspaper. It was based on a UN document called "Gaza Crisis Atlas," but the newspaper entitled it "Strong Cliff Atlas: Red-Point means Damage to House." Below the title a festival of death and … [Read more...]

Netanyahu: Israel’s Pinochet

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by Stephen Lendman Chileans old enough to remember won't ever forget September 11, 1973. A "Caravan of Death" followed Pinochet's power grab. It included mass arrests, disappearances, torture and murder. All suspected regime opponents were targeted. Victims were buried in unmarked graves. Some were … [Read more...]

MSM War on #GazaUnderAttack

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Journalists daring to criticize Israel responsibility face likely dismissal and banishment from MSM employment. by Stephen Lendman Once again, Israel waged cold, calculated premeditated aggression against near defenseless Palestinians. An Israeli Goliath mercilessly attacked a Palestinian … [Read more...]

European Bombs Hit Gaza

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Complicating Europe in the Gaza War, Israel disclosed that it used NATO weapons to attack Gaza while fighting the USA over the supply of Hellfire missiles. On the same day, August 15, a Dutch citizen returned to Israel his Righteous Among the Nations medal, after Zion killed his family in Gaza. Zanoli … [Read more...]

The Great Israeli Iron Dome Hoax

The Great Israeli Iron Dome Hoax

There is no evidence in the public record to show that Iron Dome is performing at an intercept rate of nearly 90 percent. At best, it's 5% or less. Perhaps it's close to ZERO. by Stephen Lendman Call it a billion dollar + scam. Add another congressionally funded $225 million tax dollars. Expect … [Read more...]

Iconic images – bombs falling on #GazaUnderAttack

A bomb is seen before it hits a house in a Gaza City neighborhood. (Photos by Max Becherer/Polaris Images for The Washington Post)

By Guy Dorrell Operation Protective Edge, Israel’s conflict and subsequent incursion into Palestine, has brought out many distressing images; destruction of buildings, infrastructure, hospital patients, the elderly and in particular, images of injured or killed children have featured heavily. Sharing of … [Read more...]

GAZA CRISIS ATLAS – August 2014

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OCHA's newest publication, the Gaza Crisis Atlas 2014, is now available for download! The Atlas has 108 pages [PDF] of printable A3-size maps featuring satellite images of all areas of the Gaza Strip. The main features/land marks were plotted on a high resolution satellite image captured on 6 July … [Read more...]