Israeli State Terrorism

Israeli State Terrorism

It has many forms. Palestinians are longstanding victims. They're isolated on their own. World leaders able to make a difference at best pay them lip service. By Stephen Lendman - Sabbah Report § They do nothing to alleviate their suffering. They don't stop Israeli lawlessness. They turn a blind eye … [Read more...]

Netanyahu Declares War on Palestine

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He's a world class thug. He represents the worst of rogue state leadership. He exceeds Sharonian evil. Why Israelis put up with him they'll have to explain. By Stephen Lendman - Sabbah Report § He's militantly racist. He deplores peace. He thrives on violence and instability. He blames Palestinians … [Read more...]

If Kerry fails, what then?

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Suppose the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, fails to cajole the Israeli and Palestinian leaders into finally ending their conflict. What would happen next? By Sam Bahour and Tony Klug - Sabbah Report § A tsunami of pent-up animosities is likely to be unleashed, with each side holding the other … [Read more...]

Journey into an Invisible war in Occupied Palestine

Journey into an Invisible war

A filmmaker travels through the West Bank exploring the relationship between Palestinians and Israeli settlers. "We recognise that the Palestinian state must be big enough to be viable, to be independent, to be prosperous. We will be generous," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said. But … [Read more...]

Israeli Crimes Go Unpunished

Yusef a-Shawamreh next to the Separation Barrier. Photo: 'Abed Al-Hashlamoun, EPA

2013 "the worst year ever due to the Israeli crimes which went unpunished" By Stephen Lendman - Sabbah Report § They're longstanding. They continue daily. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) highlights them. It did so in its 2013 annual report. PCHR Director Raji Sourani called 2013 "the … [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...]

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...]

The way ahead: taking Israel to the ICC

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By Ruth Tenne* - Sabbah Report § The stalled “peace” negotiation with Israel seems to suggest that the only viable option left for the Palestinian nation is to take Israel to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Indeed, the chief Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Erekat, said recently that “the Palestinians … [Read more...]

Israel’s Aqsa Provocations: Fuel to Fire

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By Khalid Amayreh - Sabbah Report § Muslim authorities in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem have warned of dire consequences following recent Israeli measures, aimed at imposing Israeli (Jewish) sovereignty at the Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) — the third holiest Muslim shrine — which houses the two main … [Read more...]

Interview: Ilan Pappe on academic freedom in Israel and BDS

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By Alex Shams - Sabbah Report Ilan Pappe is an Israeli historian and political activist. Much of Pappe's academic work has focused on the 1948 expulsion of 700,000-800,000 Palestinians from their homes in what became the State of Israel. He recently announced that he would begin translating his book … [Read more...]

How the West lost respect for international law

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An obsessive's documenting of Israeli war crimes in Lebanon can show us how the West lost respect for international law One Norwegian officer left Lebanon with a typed report on torture taped to his chest Odd Karsten Tveit was always a very obsessional chap. Every story he covered, he always wanted … [Read more...]

France Lies for Israel

French Republican Guards transport Arafat's body to a military airport on November 11, 2004. Arafat died in a Paris hospital that day at the age of 75. Polonium poisoning killed him. Switzerland's Radiophysique (SR) analysis proved it.

Overall French/Israeli ties are longstanding. France's ambassador to Israel, Patrick Maisonneuve, said President Francois Hollande "is a close friend of the State of Israel." Netanyahu said both countries work closely together "to advance and deepen bilateral strategic and economic relations." The … [Read more...]

20 Years of Talks: Keeping Palestinians Occupied

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Remembering the destruction of yet another Palestinian family's home in the West Bank yesterday, which adds to the 15,000 destroyed since 1993, the infographic 20 Years of Talks: Keeping Palestinians Occupied focuses on the reality of ongoing demolitions and settlements behind the peace talks. Twenty years … [Read more...]

Imploding the Myth of Israel

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Israel has been poisoned by the psychosis of permanent war. It has been morally bankrupted by the sanctification of victimhood, which it uses to justify an occupation that rivals the brutality and racism of apartheid South Africa. Its democracy—which was always exclusively for Jews—has been hijacked by … [Read more...]

A Wall for a Wall: Mirroring Racism

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Now that our President has handed over the resolution of the Syrian debacle to the United Nations, perhaps justice demands that he hand over resolution of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict to that international body as well. One can turn to the reality of the illegal machinations of the Israeli Zionist … [Read more...]

Testimonies Prove Israel Tortures Palestinian Children

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On August 22, B'Tselem headlined "Abuse and torture in interrogations of dozens of Palestinian minors in the Israel Police Etzion Facility." More on that below. Previous articles discussed torturing, abusing, and otherwise mistreating Palestinian children young as 10. Sometimes younger. In July, Israel … [Read more...]

AIPAC Conference Promotes War – by Stephen Lendman

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On March 3, AIPAC's 2013 conference began. It "Celebrat(es) 65 Years of Friendship." It's nothing to be admired. It supports war, occupation, exploitation and dominance. It deplores peace, equity and justice. It's contemptuous of fundamental human rights. It believes Jews are God's chosen people. It … [Read more...]

The BDS movement explained – by Omar Barghouti

Palestinian protesters in a West Bank village throw stones towards Israeli troops during a weekly demonstration against Israel's controversial wall. (ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

In many media reports on the recent panel held at Brooklyn College on the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel, BDS was subjected to relentless vilification and unfounded allegations. This was yet another ruthless campaign to demonize and shut down all criticism of Israel. Following … [Read more...]

“I hope I will be buried in my home, Isdod”

Mohammed (85) shows his ID card which was issued by the Municipality of Isdod in 1947

Mohammed Tuman (85) was 19 years old when, on 20th December 1948, he and his family were forced to flee their home in Isdod, now known as Ashdod. Victims of the Nakba (meaning ‘catastrophe’), they fled along with their entire village of around 8,500 people. For some time before, inhabitants of other villages … [Read more...]