Another No-Peace Ceasefire

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What goes around, comes around. It’s just a matter of time. Israel deplores peace. Its entire history reflects conflict. by Stephen Lendman Its premeditated aggression follows relative calm followed by ceasefires followed by more conflict. The pattern repeats with disturbing regularity. It's been this way for decades. It's no different this time. Believing … [Read more...]

Israel war crimes – ICC is not living up to its mandate

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By Dr Cesar Chelala The 1998 Rome Statute, the International Criminal Court’s founding charter, states that one of the critical ICC’s tasks is that “the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole must not go unpunished”. However, under pressure from the US and the European Community, the ICC has avoided opening an investigation into alleged war … [Read more...]

Fascism Grips Israel

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Creeping fascism threatens Jews and non-Jews alike. So does the scourge of Zionism. It made Israel a killing machine. Palestinians bear the brunt of its barbarism. by Stephen Lendman Zeev Sternhell is an Israeli historian, political scientist and outspoken critic of emerging Israeli fascism. Signs reached a peak during Operation Protective Edge, he says. Democracy … [Read more...]

Henry Siegman, Leading Voice of U.S. Jewry, on Gaza: “A Slaughter of Innocents”

Henry Siegman, Leading Voice of U.S. Jewry, on Gaza: "A Slaughter of Innocents"

Given his background, what American Jewish leader Henry Siegman has to say about Israel’s founding in 1948 through the current assault on Gaza may surprise you. From 1978 to 1994, Siegman served as executive director of the American Jewish Congress, long described as one of the nation’s "big three" Jewish organizations along with the American Jewish Committee and the … [Read more...]

Falk: US Limits Ability of UN To Hold Israel Accountable for War Crimes [Video]

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Princeton University Professor Richard Falk discusses how the powers of the UN are limited since the United States sets the agenda Transcript JESSICA DESVARIEUX, TRNN PRODUCER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I'm Jessica Desvarieux in Baltimore. And welcome to our second part of our conversation about Gaza and Israel. And we're now joined by Richard Falk. Richard … [Read more...]