UK opposition leader falls for Zionist propaganda

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Ed Miliband the latest Western politician “taken in” by Sderot Fails to keep election promise to see the situation in Gaza for himself By Stuart Littlewood - Sabbah Report Ed Miliband, UK Labour Party leader and younger brother of former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, has just been on a … [Read more...]

Netanyahu Cuts Relations with Palestine; Can It Survive?

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It was not the step of a democratic leader asking the people for approval on the sharp shift of policies he desires. By Roi Tov § Sabbah Report § On April 8, 2014, Netanyahu cut relations with Palestine. It was not the step of a powerful leader standing in front of the people and announcing a policy … [Read more...]

Palestinians… They can be killed

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The language of the military and Shin Bet spokespersons hypnotizes us, as always, with its objective-professional imitation By Amira Hass - Sabbah Report § So the Shin Bet security service found another reason for us why Muataz Washaha deserved to die. He was allegedly a lookout in an “armed terror … [Read more...]

Will Abbas be Followed by Dahlan or Barghouti?

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Mohammed Dahlan was the U.S./Israel imperium's chosen operative assigned to punish Hamas for winning a free and open democratic 2006 election. Does Israel want President Abbas replaced by Dahlan? By James M Wall - Sabbah Report § The headline on a New York Times story sounded innocent … [Read more...]

Abbas, Promises Kept, Promises Broken

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With no hopes in sight for ending the Israeli Occupation, let alone ending the ever-expanding settlements, certainly for a “two states solution” time for Mahmoud Abbas to keep his often-stated promise (last one on December 28, 2012) to disband the PA/PLO and hand over the Keys to Bibi Netanyahu, Barack Obama … [Read more...]

Abbas Versus Dahlan – Collaborator Versus Agent

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It is a little appealing to let PA leader Mahmoud Abbas and former Fatah strong man in Gaza Muhammed Dahlan batter each other in public as they have been doing recently. By Khaled Amayreh - Sabbah Report § In the final analysis, both don't belong to the realm of saints, to put it extremely mildly. … [Read more...]

An Israeli takeover of the Palestine Authority…?

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On the face of it that’s a silly question and the speculation it represents – that Palestinian “President” Abbas could replaced by an Israeli agent or asset – is not worthy of discussion. But before dismissing it readers might do what I did and consider two things. By Alan Hart - Sabbah Report § The … [Read more...]

Cold-Blooded Israeli Murder

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On March 22, Israeli forces invaded Jenin's refugee camp. Residents were terrorized. Three were murdered in cold blood. By Stephen Lendman - Sabbah Report § Israeli security forces are licensed to kill, injure and terrorize with impunity. They take full advantage. On March 22, they murdered … [Read more...]

The Day After The Palestinian Authority Collapse

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The breakdown of the Palestinian Authority would turn the West Bank into a violent, criminal, chaotic, disease-ridden place. By Haitham Sabbah - Sabbah Report § In early 2013, in collaboration with the U.S./Middle East Project (USMEP) and the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF), … [Read more...]

Israel Hypes Nonexistent Iranian Threat

He's way over-the-top. He's his own worst enemy. His bullying/bluster offends. He repeats one Big Lie after another. It's habitual.

He's way over-the-top. He's his own worst enemy. His bullying/bluster offends. He repeats one Big Lie after another. It's habitual. By Stephen Lendman - Sabbah Report § On Thursday, Israeli Lt. Col. Peter Lerner lied. He claimed Israeli naval forces intercepted an Iranian arms vessel. It was … [Read more...]

Besieging health services in Gaza: a profitable business

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Corporate Watch's new briefing exposes how the Israeli economy profits from the siege of health services in Gaza and highlights calls from Palestinian health workers to boycott Israeli pharmaceutical companies. Read the briefing online | Download a PDF of the briefing Overview The Israeli siege of … [Read more...]

Where is Palestine’s Mandela?

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By Alan Hart The answer to my headline question is that he, Marwan Barghouti, is in an Israeli jail where he has been since his arrest in Ramallah by an IDF unit in 2002, after which, in 2004, he was sentenced to five life terms in prison. Some months before his arrest one of Israel’s security agencies … [Read more...]

Palestinians Lose Again

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Obama Can’t Do Multitasking Though the President of the United States is responsible for the management of the nation’s foreign policy he hardly has a free hand. Congress has increasingly been playing a role utilizing its power to legislate and also its control over the federal budget while various … [Read more...]

Gaza Returns to Donkey Days

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By Mohammed Omer The garbage trucks of Gaza city are at a standstill due to an ongoing fuel shortage affecting all aspects of daily life, including garbage collection, sewage and waste disposal and other vital services. But the local donkeys are here to help. Abu Hesham on his donkey cart won’t be … [Read more...]

Day of Palestinian Rage

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Last Friday, the 29th of November, was the annual observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People as dedicated by the UN General Assembly (resolution 32/40 B). On the same day Palestinians had called for “Day of Rage” demonstrations against Israeli theft of Palestinian land … [Read more...]

Palestine Spring in the making? – by Jamal Kanj

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A third Palestinian uprising is simmering slowly, fuelled by the denigrating policies of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. With the chances of a political solution steadily diminishing, and lacking other options, the conditions are ripe for a new Palestinian Intifada, or uprising. While the … [Read more...]

Alan Hart: What do Obama and Abbas have in common?

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Short answer – both are grovellers (definition in a moment). The president of the United States of America grovels to the Zionist lobby and its neo-con and Christian fundamentalist allies. The Palestinian “president” grovels to Obama as well as Israel’s leaders more often than not. Obama and Abbas are, one … [Read more...]

Jonathan Cook: How 20 tents rocked Israel

When the Israeli security forces moved in to disperse the crowd, some were dragged away from their comrades... while others were physically lifted and carried away. Many were detained until late on Sunday. Activists said that six people were hurt as they were forcibly detained.(Lazar Simeonov/Al Jazeera)

Palestinians take the fight to their occupiers in Bab al-Shams When the Palestinian leadership won their upgrade to non-member observer status at the United Nations in November, plenty of sceptics on both sides of the divide questioned what practical benefits would accrue to the Palestinians. The … [Read more...]

The Palestinian ID Cards War

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Israel's Gaza Bantustan Israel controls the Palestinian population registry and all important cards required to enter Gaza and the West Bank. By Samah Sabawi Israel's one state reality greeted us at the gates of the Gaza-Rafah crossing when we were asked by the Egyptian officer to present our Haweyah … [Read more...]

Alan Hart: Ethnic cleansing the nice way

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Moshe Feiglin, one of the most deluded and racist of those who make up the extreme right of Israeli politics and who is guaranteed his first seat in the Knesset after the upcoming election, has proposed what I imagine he regards as a nice way to complete Zionism's ethnic cleansing of Palestine. At a recent … [Read more...]

Stephen Lendman: Hardening Israeli Fascism

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Israel's war on Palestine and Israeli Arab citizens reflects it. So does extreme hardline governance. Pre-election polls show Netanyahu's Likud/Yisrael Beiteinu coalition favored to win. They'll partner with likeminded extremists. Most Israelis remain shockingly indifferent. Many are ideologically … [Read more...]

Stephen Lendman: Netanyahu Threat New War On Gaza

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Netanyahu represents lawless rogue leadership. He belongs in prison, not high office. Pre-election polls suggest he'll retain power. Israelis aren't smart enough to spurn him. Palestinian suffering will continue. The new year began like 2012 ended. More on that below. On December 22, Netanyahu … [Read more...]