Israel’s Hannibal Directive

A Palestinian man looks out over destruction in part of Gaza City's al-Tufah neighbourhood in Gaza, August 6, 2014. Photo by AFP

Hannibal's original mandate and spirit remain. Israeli has no qualms about killing its own. by Stephen Lendman It's been Israeli policy since 1986. It's an unwritten military protocol. It was secret for many years. In 2003, Haaretz called it "one of the most controversial operational orders" in IDF history. Three Northern Command senior officers established it. They … [Read more...]

We must admit the truth: Palestinian children in Israel are considered like insects

The difference between children

The difference between children It is human that the killing of an Israeli boy, a child of ours, would arouse greater identification than the death of some 478 Palestinian child. What is incomprehensible is the Israeli response to the killing of their children. By Gideon Levy After the first child, nobody batted an eye; after the 50th not even a slight tremor was felt in … [Read more...]

Gas Chambers, Chemical Warfare, Blindings, Mass Bombing and Shelling Civilians — Where do you Draw the Line?

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  By Fred Branfman Note: This message is addressed to U.S. supporters of Israel both because only U.S. pressure can bring about the political settlement which alone can save Israel and Palestine, and because it appears that most Israelis -- consumed by fear, hatred and the dehumanization of even Palestinian children -- are presently impervious to either reason or … [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 less terrible: the targets are Revital and Nadav Gantz, the IDF chief … [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 subhumans. It considers its Arab citizens fifth column threats. It … [Read more...]