The grand failure of Israeli hasbara

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Israeli attempts to shape the narrative of the Gaza war have failed in the face of global solidarity with Palestinians. By Jamil Khader The genocidal war that the apartheid Israeli state has waged on the Gaza Strip has generated an unprecedented wave of international public condemnation and international … [Read more...]

Richard Falk: The US as Israel’s servant

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by Richard Falk and Akbar Ganji In Part I of this article we described the reasons as to why Israel has become an outlaw state and discuss US support for Israel and its consequences. The US as Israel's servant The United States has supported Israel without reservations since its founding in 1948. … [Read more...]

Racist Societies: Israel and the U.S.

Palestinians hug each other after seeing their homes destroyed, during a 12-hour cease-fire in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood, Saturday, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

The Pain of Marginalization By Robert Fantina One wonders how the racism that is so much a part of U.S. and Israeli society towards the Palestinians can have such strength. Racism against African-Americans in both countries is strong (witness the frequent shootings of black youths by whites in the … [Read more...]

Pro-Israeli Security Council Gaza Resolution

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Long denied justice is nowhere in sight. The US/German/British/ French resolution assures keeping things this way. by Stephen Lendman On August 21, Washington joined Germany, Britain and France. They presented a largely one-sided Security Council resolution to end over six weeks of conflict. It's … [Read more...]

Melbourne – Exhibition For Palestine: Peace Of Art

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In aid of the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) 5pm-8pm Sun 31st Aug 2014 BRIGHTSPACE 8 Martin St, St Kilda Join Melbourne's top emerging artists, musicians and designers for an evening of visual and performance art to raise money for the Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund. Silent … [Read more...]

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...]

LET GAZA LIVE: A Fundraiser for Gaza

LET GAZA LIVE: A Fundraiser for Gaza

Time: 6:00 PM Date: Sunday August 24th, 2014 Location: Bonsor Community Centre, Burnaby, BC (Right next to the metrotown skytrain station) Address: 6550 Bonsor, Burnaby, BC V5H 3G4 Facebook Event http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km9zW0MR_zc&feature=youtu.be This event is organized by a group called … [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...]

ATTENTION: Free Palestine billboard removed from Melbourne

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Editor's note:  It seems that even the images and words of two of the world's greatest statesmen in support of a free Palestine couldn't stop our banner from being removed.  Barely up for 48 hours, Australians for Palestine was told that due to "unprecedented complaints" the decision was taken to remove the … [Read more...]

Look who’s being pushed to the sea now

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By Bahija Reghai How can Israel be said to kill Palestinian civilians? Former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir herself affirmed in an interview: "There were no such thing as Palestinians.... It was not as though there was a Palestinian people in Palestine considering itself as a Palestinian people, and … [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...]

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...]