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...]

Nobody to negotiate with in Israel and why

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Netanyahu's "minimal set of conditions" require the Palestinians to abandon their struggle for justice and accept crumbs from Zionism's table. By Alan Hart - Sabbah Report § The headline over an interview Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu gave to Bloomberg's Jeffrey Goldberg was Netanyahu: There is … [Read more...]

Area C

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Israel exercises total control over Area C, which forms 61 percent of the land of the West Bank. Under the Oslo Accords (the 1993 interim agreement between Israel and the PLO), the West Bank was divided into three Areas, A, B and C, which were put under different jurisdictions. Within these parcels … [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...]

Terrorizing Palestinian Children

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Since 2,000, over 9,000 Palestinian children under age 18 were detained, brutally interrogated and prosecuted in Israeli military courts. By Stephen Lendman - Sabbah Report § It's longstanding Israeli practice. They're treated like adults. Each year, about 700 are lawlessly arrested. They're … [Read more...]

Israelis slowly wake up to the Nakba

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As Israelis are faced with the realities of 1948, there is likely to be an ideological entrenchment. By Jonathan Cook - Sabbah Report § LUBYA, Israel - Palestinians are due to stage marches in both the occupied territories and Israel Thursday to commemorate the loss of their homeland 66 years ago – … [Read more...]

Ongoing Nakba Story

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Israel was born of terror, war and revolution and its creation required a measure of fanaticism and cruelty By Thomas Are - Sabbah Report § May 15, 1948 is a day to remember. To the Jew, it is a day to celebrate the Declaration of the establishment of the State of Israel. To the Arab, it is a day to … [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...]

Are the Israeli authorities really against hate crimes?

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Go to Israeli court and listen to the police and army's excuses for not quashing the Maon Farm settlers' harassment of Palestinians. By Amira Hass - Sabbah Report § Is there a connection between the regular harassment of schoolchildren by settlers from outpost X and the vandalism of Palestinian trees … [Read more...]

Double standards for citizens of Israel

Majd Kayyal, a 48' Palestinian researcher and journalist, poses for a portrait in his home, Haifa, April 19, 2014. Israel arrested Kayyal on Saturday evening at the Sheikh Hussein crossing on the Israeli-Jordanian border, after he returned from a visit in Lebanon. Kayyal attended a conference that marked the 40th anniversary of the Al-Safir newspaper in Beirut. He was released after five days of interrogation after massive public pressure.

Israel have two standards, one for Israeli Jews and another for the Palestinian Arab By Jonathan Cook - Sabbah Report § The arrest of a journalist and several political activists in Israel over the past few weeks has provoked a troubling debate: are laws applied differently depending on whether a … [Read more...]

Peace between unequal parties

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By Andrew J. Bacevich - Sabbah Report § THE COLLAPSE of Secretary of State John Kerry's effort to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has provoked much handwringing. A recurring theme is this: Given that the deal's basic terms are known to all, why can't the parties involved just sign and have done … [Read more...]

Is this not apartheid?

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With friends like John Kerry, who retracted his true and well-meaning warning under pressure from the U.S. Jewish lobby, Israel doesn't need enemies. By Gideon Levy - Sabbah Report § Is Israel at risk of becoming an apartheid state, as John Kerry said on Friday, or not, as he said on Tuesday? Who … [Read more...]

Falk on Israel: It’s apartheid

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The conclusions of the report of the UN special rapporteur on Palestine, deeming Israel an apartheid state, alone should force a rethinking of "peace talks" By Ludwig Watzal - Sabbah Report § The outgoing UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since … [Read more...]

Pictures Don’t Lie: Refuting #there_was_no_Palestine

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UPDATE: See our large photo collection Refuting #there_was_no_Palestine By Juan Cole - Sabbah Report § One of the common assertions one finds in Zionist propaganda is that there "was never any Palestine." This odd allegation is simply not true. Palestine has been used for a very long time to refer to … [Read more...]

Israel Occupation of Palestine and America

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To Achieve Peace Palestine and America Must Secede from Israel's Occupation By Mohamed Khodr - Sabbah Report § "The Modern Age is the Jewish Age, and the twentieth century, in particular, is the Jewish Century." - Yuri Slezkine, Professor of History at University of California, Berkeley, "The Jewish … [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...]

Peace Process Hypocrisy

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By Stephen Lendman - Sabbah Report § Sunday so-called Israeli/Palestinian/US peace talks ended in failure. More on this below. Fact: Washington is no honest broker! Fact: It never was! Fact: It's not one now! Fact: Longstanding US policy one-sidedly favors Israel! Fact: Both countries … [Read more...]