Western Leaders Support Israeli Genocide

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By Stephen Lendman Longstanding US-led Western support lets Israel get away with genocidal mass murder and destruction. More on this below. Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the latest example of well planned, premeditated Israeli aggression on Palestine. It has nothing to do with Hamas rocket … [Read more...]

Gaza severely short of water for drinking and bathing

Palestinian children collect water during a five days truce in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, August 14, 2014. Photo by Reuters

A major consequence of the water shortage, caused by Israeli strikes, is the outbreak of skin disease and other infections. Almost all the Gaza Strip’s 1.8 million residents are suffering from a severe lack of water for drinking and washing, since Israeli bombs seriously damaged the Strip’s water, … [Read more...]

Israel’s Genocidal War Continues; BDS Continues

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We're all Palestinians. They deserve universal support to stop Israel from annihilating them altogether. by Stephen Lendman On Tuesday, peace talks collapsed. Israel sabotaged them. It refused to negotiate in good faith. It's longstanding Israeli practice. Straightaway fighting resumed. Hamas … [Read more...]

Questions to Ask Your Pro-Israeli Friends

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Ask your pro-Israel friend questions requiring thought instead of quoting "facts" might result in a more productive dialog. By Paul Kinzelman Lately it seems that the Gaza Conflict is on everybody's mind, quite understandably, but there is precious little productive dialog between the two sides. I … [Read more...]

What would Israel do in Hamas’ shoes?

Seven-month-old Ali Deif, the son of Hamas's military commander Mohammed Deif

The Palestinian response to the killing of Mohammed Deif’s wife and son will be exactly like the Israeli response in the reverse situation: Vengeance and retribution. Think of a terrible scenario: Hamas, heaven forbid, kills Sara and Yair Netanyahu, the prime minister’s wife and son. Another scenario, no … [Read more...]

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...]

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 Fall of Gaza’s Temple

Destruction of the Second Temple, Hayez, 1867 Hebrew "simha l'eid" (joy to-disaster, Proverbs 17:5) is often used by Jews when a calamity hits one's neighbor

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

Zanoli Family, 1942, from the Righteous Among the Nations archives. Henk stands on the right.

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...]

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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UPDATE: OCHA has updated the Gaza Crisis Atlas and the new version is available here [PDF] The updated version includes a breakdown of type of damage to buildings, as determined by UNOSAT, against Gaza maps at the governorate and neighbourhood level. UNOSAT has categorized the damage according to … [Read more...]