Israelis slowly wake up to the Nakba

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As Israelis are faced with the realities of 1948, there is likely to be an ideological entrenchment. By Jonathan Cook - Sabbah Report § LUBYA, Israel - Palestinians are due to stage marches in both the occupied territories and Israel Thursday to commemorate the loss of their homeland 66 years ago – … [Read more...]

Anti-Palestinian arson attacks on the rise

Anti-Palestinian arson attacks on the rise

If these crimes were being committed by Palestinians against Jews, the culprits would be caught within hours or days By Jonathan Cook - Sabbah Report § This week, Giacinto-Boulos Marcuzzo, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Nazareth had a note delivered at his home, warning that he and his followers had … [Read more...]

Israeli State Terrorism

Israeli State Terrorism

It has many forms. Palestinians are longstanding victims. They're isolated on their own. World leaders able to make a difference at best pay them lip service. By Stephen Lendman - Sabbah Report § They do nothing to alleviate their suffering. They don't stop Israeli lawlessness. They turn a blind eye … [Read more...]

Why ‘Jewish state’ demand is a non-starter

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If Washington accepts new Israeli demands, it moves the goal posts further away from a middle ground for a just peace. By Yousef Munayyer - Sabbah Report § Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demands Palestinians recognise Israel as "a Jewish state" and US President Barack Obama, who used this … [Read more...]

Israel Steals Palestinian Resources

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Ethnic cleansing is official Israeli policy. So is stealing Palestinian land and resources. Fundamental rule of law principles don't matter. By Stephen Lendman - Sabbah Report § What Israel wants it takes. It's longstanding policy. Martin Schulz is European Parliament president. He visited … [Read more...]

“Arabs Out!” The Knesset Voted

'Every Arab [is a] criminal' graffiti in Jaljulya, north of Tel Aviv, March 11, 2014. Photo by Israeli Police In the same event, 20 cars belonging to Palestinians were vandalized.

Its main victims will be Palestinians and Bedouins. Since this is a Zero-sum Game (a set number of seats), it means that every seat taken from them will pass to Jewish parties. By Roi Tov - Sabbah Report § On March 11, 2014, the Knesset approved the Governability Law, the first of three crucial laws$ to … [Read more...]

Such A Deal – Palestinians Should Walk Away

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By Philip Giraldi - Sabbah Report Australian-American former Ambassador Martin Indyk is the lead negotiator for Secretary of State John Kerry’s Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative. He heads a nearly all-Jewish American negotiating team, including David Makovsky, a “mapping expert” from the American Israel … [Read more...]

The Tide Turns Against Israel

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Pariah Status and Isolation Lie Ahead By Jonathan Cook | Sabbah Report Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rarely been so politically embattled. His travails indicate the Israeli right’s inability to respond to a shifting political landscape, both in the region and globally. The context … [Read more...]

John Kerry’s Anti-Palestinian Agenda

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By Stephen Lendman He's no peacemaker. He never was throughout 30 years in state and federal government service. He's one of America's privileged. He's super-rich. His record shows exclusive support for wealth and power. He spurns popular interests. He's been conducting Middle East shuttle diplomacy for … [Read more...]

Imploding the Myth of Israel

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Israel has been poisoned by the psychosis of permanent war. It has been morally bankrupted by the sanctification of victimhood, which it uses to justify an occupation that rivals the brutality and racism of apartheid South Africa. Its democracy—which was always exclusively for Jews—has been hijacked by … [Read more...]

Jonathan Cook: Israel’s left turn to the far right

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Much of Israeli politics is myth-making – the creation of narratives based on illusions – and the country’s election last week was no exception. Commentators have been quick to characterize the result as a dramatic upset, with the right-wing led by Benjamin Netanyahu locked in a dead-heat with the … [Read more...]

Uri Avnery: Israel’s Cold Revenge

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"Revenge is a dish that is best eaten cold," is a saying attributed to Stalin. I don't know if he really said that. All the possible witnesses were executed long ago. Anyhow, a taste for delayed revenge is not an Israeli trait. Israelis are more impulsive. More immediate. They don't plan. They … [Read more...]

Uri Avnery: The strong must lead to sweet Palestine

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IT WAS a day of joy. Joy for the Palestinian people. Joy for all those who hope for peace between Israel and the Arab world. And, in a modest way, for me personally. The General Assembly of the United Nations, the highest world forum, has voted overwhelmingly for the recognition of the State of … [Read more...]

Abbas Submits Weak Palestine UN Bid

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Palestine deserves full UN membership. It's entitled to all rights and privileges afforded other Member States. Getting them is simple. It should have happened years ago. Palestine satisfies all essential criteria. On November 15, 1988, it achieved statehood. Previous articles explained. Security … [Read more...]

It rains rocket from Gaza, flowers from Israel

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It rains rocket from Gaza, never bombs from Israel Alistair Burt is the UK Foreign Office minister in charge of Middle East affairs. He is also a former officer of the Conservative Friends of Israel lobby group. He resigned from that position when he became a minister, but leopards don’t suddenly change … [Read more...]

Andrew Levine: Netanyahu Gives Obama His Comeuppance

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Grand Bargains Are No Match for Aircraft and Drones By Andrew Levine Pity the reporters and editors of the "quality press" and their NPR counterparts who must struggle to reinforce one of conventional wisdom's more preposterous tenets: that Israel has to massacre Gazans every now and then to protect its … [Read more...]

We in Gaza will not die in silence

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If the world will not defend the Palestinians against Israel, we have the right to defend ourselves By Musa Abumarzuq - Deputy Head of Hamas's Political Bureau The latest Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip has prompted several European countries and the US to reaffirm their position of unwavering … [Read more...]

Uzi Arad: Israel’s Dr. Strangelove

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Uniting Netanyahu and Lieberman is bad enough. Combined with Uzi Arad's influence makes it combustible. Netanyahu and Lieberman represent the worst of rogue Israeli leadership. Both are out-of-control warmongers. They're also war criminals. They deserve prison, not high office. They deplore peace. … [Read more...]

Has David Miliband changed his spots?

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Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) has been providing vital help to vulnerable Palestinian communities ever since the Sabra and Shatila massacre 30 years ago. Eyebrows therefore shot up when MAP announced that former foreign secretary David Miliband will be speaking at its Annual Gala Fundraising Dinner … [Read more...]

“Israel has never been so ugly”

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I often say that critics of Israel and America's unconditional support for it are wrong to call the monster that has Congress by the testicles the "Israel lobby". That description of it implies that it speaks for all Israelis. It does not and in Ha'aretz recently there was a remarkably good analysis of what's … [Read more...]