Israel v. Palestine: MSM Unreported Truths

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by Stephen Lendman On Tuesday, Israel's Operation Protective Edge aggression entered day 51. Mass slaughter and destruction continue. MSM scoundrels largely lost interest. Killing Palestinians no longer matters. Justifiable outrage is absent. So-called halted US arms shipments to Israel two weeks ago … [Read more...]

The grand failure of Israeli hasbara

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Israeli attempts to shape the narrative of the Gaza war have failed in the face of global solidarity with Palestinians. By Jamil Khader The genocidal war that the apartheid Israeli state has waged on the Gaza Strip has generated an unprecedented wave of international public condemnation and international … [Read more...]

Richard Falk: The US as Israel’s servant

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by Richard Falk and Akbar Ganji In Part I of this article we described the reasons as to why Israel has become an outlaw state and discuss US support for Israel and its consequences. The US as Israel's servant The United States has supported Israel without reservations since its founding in 1948. … [Read more...]

Pro-Israeli Security Council Gaza Resolution

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Long denied justice is nowhere in sight. The US/German/British/ French resolution assures keeping things this way. by Stephen Lendman On August 21, Washington joined Germany, Britain and France. They presented a largely one-sided Security Council resolution to end over six weeks of conflict. It's … [Read more...]

Questions to Ask Your Pro-Israeli Friends

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Ask your pro-Israel friend questions requiring thought instead of quoting "facts" might result in a more productive dialog. By Paul Kinzelman Lately it seems that the Gaza Conflict is on everybody's mind, quite understandably, but there is precious little productive dialog between the two sides. I … [Read more...]

Myth Vs. Fact: Breaking Down The Conflict In Gaza

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These are the top 5 myths the American media left the public with about Israel's brutal offensive of Gaza. By Mnar Muhawesh 1. MYTH: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a level playing field: Israel vs. Hamas FACT: This is the modern-day David versus Goliath. Why is the deadly Israeli assault … [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...]

Nothing will come of Israel’s quiet

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The dead died and the killers killed in Gaza only to ensure another brief interlude of quiet for Israelis. by Gideon Levy The Tel Aviv Port was bustling again this weekend. A boisterous Indian food festival took place in the farmer’s market and hordes of screaming children were riding the … [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...]

Israel Strategy: Hunting Palestinian Children

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When children pay the price Nearly 400,000 children in Gaza display signs of trauma from Israel’s recurrent wars on the Strip, with Palestinians believing their targeting is on purpose by Ahmad Al-Sayyed in Gaza Since the war on Gaza started, hardly a day goes by without news of children killed in an … [Read more...]

Human Rights in Our Name

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators take part in a protest against Israel's military action in Gaza, in Marseille July 19, 2014. (Reuters Photo)

Cameron talks of increased humanitarian efforts to help the Gaza citizens whilst supplying the arms along with America that kills and maims them. Under international law all parties involved in a conflict, must whether state or non state armed actors, respect international humanitarian law. The aim of … [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...]

#BoycottIsrael: Now More Than Ever

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by Stephen Lendman For many decades, Israel waged genocidal war against millions of defenseless Palestinians with impunity. Accountability is long overdue. High crimes against peace were committed. Culpable Israeli officials must be punished to the full extent of the law. The global boycott, … [Read more...]

BDS lays the basis for a true peace process

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No peace without the "presence of justice." BDS, embodies this self-evident principle. By David Letwin - Sabbah Report § The recent collapse of the "Kerry Plan" to revive the two-state solution has once again exposed the peace process as a cynical travesty devoid of justice. Recycled in various … [Read more...]

International kowtowing to Israel must end now

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The Americans and Europeans have tried being the voice of reason and failed. Now they must speak to Israel in the language it understands best (hint: it's not Hebrew.) By Gideon Levy - Sabbah Report § If there is a world, let it appear immediately. For now, there's the sense of an ending of the … [Read more...]

It’s either Israel or the occupation

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Occupation of the Palestinians has become, among other things, like therapy for the trauma of Europe. By Oudeh Basharat - Sabbah Report § For the occupation’s 47th birthday, which unfortunately came last week, there is no song more appropriate than Farid al-Atrash’s sad tune: “My birthday is upon … [Read more...]

Do You Hate Us; the Jews?

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26% of those polled – about 1.09 billion persons; one in every four – are reported to be “deeply inflicted” with “anti-Semitic” attitudes. By Dr. Elias Akleh - Sabbah Report § Do you hate us; the Jews? This was an implied question that was asked to some 53,100 adults in 102 countries in 96 different … [Read more...]

Israel Declares War On Palestinian Banks

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It would no longer allow Palestinian banks to transport their surplus Israeli currency to the Israeli Central Bank. In effect, Israel is declaring war on the Palestinian economy. By Sam Bahour - Sabbah Report § Palestinians living under Israeli military occupation in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, … [Read more...]

Why do Israeli soldiers bully Palestinians?

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The violent behavior of the Israeli soldier videotaped aiming his rifle at a Palestinian teen, setting off a storm in the media, especially the social media — was not exceptional. By Amira Hass - Sabbah Report § Why did his commanders send a soldier with a record of violence to bully Palestinians in … [Read more...]

Israeli State Terrorism

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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

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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

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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...]