We have evidence and indications that (Arafat) was killed, including remarks by Israeli leaders that they must get rid of Arafat, but we need evidence to submit to the International Criminal Court.
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Stevie Wonder has announced that he will perform at at the annual Gala for Friends of the IDF (FIDF). Maybe he does not know. Maybe the people around him are blind. Maybe he lost his soul.
The Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to the United Nations submitted a draft resolution to the UN General Assembly requesting an upgrade from Observer Mission status to Observer State status within the United Nations.
British government twisted the arm of Abbas and told him the UK would only support Palestine UN bid if he pledged not to pursue Israeli war criminals through the International Criminal Court.
Al-Bahtetee family is now clearing out the debris and trying desperately to find the money they need to repair their home and workshop. Fourth Geneva Convention says that such extensive destruction of property protected by the convention which cannot be justified by military necessity is a grave breach of International Humanitarian Law.
Israel and Washington conspire like they always do. At issue is neutralizing Palestine’s un bid. “Softening” means neutering or castrating. Tactics changed. Focus now is on making it meaningless.
Wherever the Israelis and their Zionist cohorts are leading us, it is not into the light, it is to someplace very very dark. Israel is the last surviving heirs to the dreadful racist heritage.
British ministers should not in future quote figures for Palestinian rockets unless accompanied by corresponding numbers of Israel’s. These should then be cross-checked with Palestinian and independent sources for proper monitoring.
Did the KGB – who killed off one of their own ex-agents in just such a way – supply the stuff to Palestinians who hated Yasser Arafat, or to Israelis? Would the Israelis, who of course deny any involvement, try to liquidate the man with poison in order to avoid killing him publicly?
Despite their rights de iure as well as de facto and their legitimate resistance and struggle and the use of weapons that do not come up to the minimum standards of a modern army, it is only the victimized people of the world who understand their plight together with those coming from the West who are termed radicals. At this juncture in history the people have no power, but it behooves us to continue the struggle for freedom and justice in any way we can, without destroying the planet, as our friends the capitalists are doing.
Observers thinking Palestinians gained from Pillar of Cloud might think again. Nothing changed. Hardline Netanyahu policies continue. Expect worse ahead. Palestinian peace, reconciliation and unity advocates are murdered or arrested.
In Palestine today, the Israeli regime has convinced itself not only that it can get the Palestinian people to surrender, forget and let go, but also that the whole world should be supporting its racist policies and actually help it achieve its goals.
With the two-state solution not only dead but formally buried, they could then campaign, with growing global support, for equal rights and security for all in one state (all of pre-1967 Israel plus all of the West Bank plus the Gaza Strip).
Were Obama to withdraw or credibly threaten to withdraw just a fraction of the support the United States provides, Israel would have no choice but to comply. But, of course, he will not. American political class enables Israel’s depredations. It is an in-grained habit.
Netanyahu will ignore memorandum of understanding ceasefire terms, maintain Gaza’s siege, manufacture pretexts to eliminate Israeli enemies, and kill Palestinian civilians he calls threats.
Gaza boils daily. Life reflects brutalizing occupation harshness. Isolation is suffocating. West Bank Palestinians understand. No one’s safe anywhere in Palestine. State terror makes everyone vulnerable. No one knows from one day to the next who’ll live, die, be arrested, beaten, tortured, or dehumanized for not being Jewish.
American media needs new narratives that are less likely to rehash the same-old, same-old thinking that has kept U.S. Middle East policy stuck on the hamster-wheel for the past two decades or more.
Hamas should be accepted as a key player in the diplomatic process from now on. Israel comes out of Gaza war smelling even worse than before and is now universally despised.
The consequences of the recent assault on Gaza will only be visible when the dust has settled. But it will surely not depart from the aim expressed by former Israeli official Dov Weisglass in 2006: “The idea is to put the Palestinians on a diet, but not to make them die of hunger.”
American media does not only disregard atrocity of Israel bombardment of Gaza, but also promote the theory that identifies “being Muslim” as becoming a terrorist.
Arab governments was far more pro-active, Hamas was treated as “a political actor” with sovereign authority, Abbas, have been sidelined, overshadowed, and irrelevant. Israel accepted obligations toward the people of Gaza that it would never have agreed to before war.
Robert Fisk: One of Israel’s great leftist warriors wants peace with Hamas and Gaza – but does the Knesset?
PLO and Hamas want peace, but Israel want a Jewish state from the Mediterranean to the Jordan river, then what they are doing makes sense up to a point.
The US government must ask: what message do America’s policies send to Israelis and Palestinians? Policies have sent counterproductive messages to the Palestinians that have only increased the incentives for using violence.
Visualizing Palestine project has already published some of the best Infographics you need to see to learn facts about Palestinian/Israel conflict.
America, superpower, groveling at Netanyahu’s feet. When Netanyahu decided to again murder the Palestinian women and children of Gaza, the US Senate, the US House of Representatives, the White House, and the US media all promptly declared their support for Netanyahu’s crime
Israel plans for death, and, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror; so what you choose to do is what you choose to be. Israel must be judged on this basis.
Under the US-Israeli occupation the future holds nothing for them. The Araboushim must be taught not to raise their heads. But it is within our power to bring the suffering of Gaza to an end.
Abby Martin of RT, has been covering the ‘Israel-Palestine conflict’ offers opinions that have made her and her network the target of Israeli government’s ridicule and threats.
Israel has successfully intimidated the BBC into presenting the theft of Palestinian land and the caging, torturing and killing of its people as an intractable “conflict” between equals.
What Gaza needs are deeds to compel Western powers to come to their senses and stop defending Israel’s malevolent policies, not rhetoric, speeches and feel-good visits to Gaza.
Netanyahu finally decided that it would be too costly for Israel in diplomatic and political terms to say “No” to Obama and many other leaders who insisted that Israel had to agree to a ceasefire.
Let it, finally, be said: In praise of the ever-martyred but ever-heroic and ever-renascent people of Gaza. May they live to see the full brightness of dawn
Richard Falk has called on the North London Waste Authority to bar Veolia from bidding for public contracts over its involvement with illegal Israeli settlements.
And after the ceasefire, oppression will resume, the land-grab will continue, more rewards for Israel will flow. And it will be business as usual for Western leaders and their Zionist friends.
Israeli leadership knew exactly what it was doing. Israel’s policies seemed almost calculated to increase future ‘insecurity’ for its people and the region. Will they ever learn?
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