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...]

Globalizing Gaza

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How Israel Undermines International Law Through "Lawfare" by Jeff Halper Operation Protective Edge was not merely a military assault on a primarily civilian population. As in its previous "operations" (Cast Lead in 2008-9 and Pillar of Defense in 2012), it was also part of an ongoing assault on … [Read more...]

The Fall of Gaza’s Temple

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On August 17, 2014, an extraordinary article appeared in the front page of Yediot Ahronot, the largest paid Hebrew newspaper. It was based on a UN document called "Gaza Crisis Atlas," but the newspaper entitled it "Strong Cliff Atlas: Red-Point means Damage to House." Below the title a festival of death and … [Read more...]

MSM War on #GazaUnderAttack

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Journalists daring to criticize Israel responsibility face likely dismissal and banishment from MSM employment. by Stephen Lendman Once again, Israel waged cold, calculated premeditated aggression against near defenseless Palestinians. An Israeli Goliath mercilessly attacked a Palestinian … [Read more...]

European Bombs Hit Gaza

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Complicating Europe in the Gaza War, Israel disclosed that it used NATO weapons to attack Gaza while fighting the USA over the supply of Hellfire missiles. On the same day, August 15, a Dutch citizen returned to Israel his Righteous Among the Nations medal, after Zion killed his family in Gaza. Zanoli … [Read more...]

An Open Letter to a Zionist Apologist at the BBC

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by Kieran Kelly After 10 years as a business reporter, Anthony Reuben is now the BBC News inaugural "Head of Statistics". True to the spirit of 1984 he seems to take his role as being to remind people of such numerical truths as "2 + 2 = 5 fanatical Islamist terrorist Hamas militants". In a report on what … [Read more...]

Israel Drills Invasion of Syria

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The Israeli army is not only preparing against Hezbollah, the Jihad and Syrian army, but occupation of Syria By Roi Tov - Sabbah Report § For the second time in a few days, I found myself equally immersed in two stories. Again, I concluded that Israel and Russia were cooperating in splitting … [Read more...]

Israel Charged with War Crimes and Genocide

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Complete Judgment of Kuala Lumpur Tribunal “The perpetrators had committed acts against the Palestinians, with intent to kill, cause serious bodily or mental harms and deliberately inflict conditions of life calculated to bring about the physical destruction of the Palestinians as a whole or in … [Read more...]

Stephen Lendman: Fascism Wins Big in Israel

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Israeli election results hardened fascist rule. Dominant right-wing parties control 102 of 120 Knesset seats. Israelis have themselves to blame. They elected Israel's most extremist government in history. Militarism, belligerence, state-sponsored terrorism, occupation ruthlessness, settlement expansions, and … [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...]

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...]

Obama’s Crocodile Tears

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Obama's Presidential Tears Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted In the early hours of December 14, 2012, a deadly shooting took place in Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut. Watching at the articles reporting the event was difficult, they contained too much … [Read more...]

Gaza to Galilee: The colonial context

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Framing events in Gaza in the colonial context is vital for understanding the nature of the violence, argues author. By Ben White While it is common knowledge that a majority of the population of the Gaza Strip are refugees, it is less well understood where they came from. The shocking reality is that … [Read more...]

Stephen Lendman: Israel’s Lieberman Resigns

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Lieberman and Netanyahu represent the worst of extremist governance. They're hardcore racists. They're ideologically anti-democratic. They believe Israel has a divine right to persecute, torture, commit naked aggression, and dominate the region unchallenged. Their extremism might make some despots … [Read more...]

Justice and Peace as Defined by the Jewish State

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"As for the rights of Jewish people in this land, I have a simple message for those people gathered in the General Assembly today, no decision by the U.N. can break the 4,000-year-old bond between the people of Israel and the land of Israel." (Ron Prosor, United Nations Ambassador from Israel, November 29, … [Read more...]

Israel’s War on Palestinian Children

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Ashes, Ashes, They All Fall Down By Vijay Prashad On 18 November, the Israeli armed forces bombed a house and killed the al-Dalou family, all ten members that were present and two neighbors. When the dust and fires settled, it became clear that amongst the dead were five children and five women. Among … [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...]

Gaza: When Propaganda Masquarades as News

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By Prof. James F. Tracy The week-long Israeli onslaught against largely defenseless Palestinians in Gaza that began on November 14 provides a basis for assessing how Western corporate media whitewash the war crimes of America's foremost ally in the Middle East. There are three often intertwined techniques … [Read more...]