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May 22 17:16

Which countries are failing to deliver Gaza aid?

May 22 15:20

Israel’s new government 'partly ridiculous, partly terrifying'

Uri Avnery vividly describes the calamity freely chosen by the Israeli Jewish people: the most ultra-right-wing, openly expansionist, anti-democratic, anti-free speech and bigoted government ever elected in Israel.

May 22 09:29

Israel’s Descent into Barbarism — Norman Finkelstein

“Israeli troops go on a rampage in the West Bank, kill Palestinians, demolish Palestinian homes”

Paul Jay of the Real news Network interviews Norman Finkelstein about his new book: Method and Madness: The Hidden Story of Israel’s Assaults on Gaza.

May 22 07:31

False Accusations of Anti-Semitism Used to Silence Advocacy for Palestinian Rights on U.S. College Campuses

In the first four months of 2015, attorneys with Palestine Legal responded to 102 requests for legal assistance from students and faculty on college campuses across the country, including from Palestinian rights advocates smeared as “terrorists” or “supporters of terrorism” based solely on speech critical of Israeli policy.

During this period, Palestine Legal documented:

60 incidents involving accusations of anti-Semitism made against students or faculty, based solely on speech critical of Israeli policy.
24 incidents involving accusations of support for terrorism made against students or faculty, based solely on speech critical of Israeli policy.

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May 22 07:29

Israel destroys Bedouin village for 84th time

Israeli Border Police rolled into the Palestinian Bedouin village of al-Araqib, located in the Naqab (Negev) region of present-day Israel, to demolish the few shacks left standing. It was the eighty-fourth time that al-Araqib has been demolished since 2010.

May 21 14:32

Official: Palestinians to Prosecute Israel at ICC on June 25

A senior diplomat announced on Wednesday that Palestinians are to submit two lawsuits against Israel to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague on June 25.

Nabil Abu Zneid, the Palestinian ambassador in the Netherlands, told “Voice of Palestine” radio that the two suits are related to the Israeli settlement in the West Bank and the Israeli war waged on the Gaza Strip last summers, Xinhua reported.

“Palestinian Foreign Minister Reyad el-Malki is to head a high-ranking Palestinian delegation that comprises rights groups, and will submit the two suits against Israel to the international court on June 25,”

said Abu Zneid.

May 21 10:24

ISRAELI ARMY HAS PLANS TO KILL MORE HUMANELY

The military has considered using the non-lethal method in the West Bank that is already used by Israeli police, but doubts regarding its lethality prevented its use.

Controversy over the issue arose after the death of 16-year-old Mohammed Sinokrot in East Jerusalem last year, whose relatives claimed he was struck by a police rubber bullet.

May 21 09:14

dream

I was thinking how humanity could descend to such barbarity around the world. How could African migrants risk their lives to leave countries wrecked psychologically and economically by colonial Europeans to seek to arrive in the same continent that subjugated them? How could Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims be slaughtered in the thousands by the majority Buddhists and surviving people end up in boats and sent back to starve and die at sea rejected by nearby countries including countries like Indonesia with Muslim majorities? How could relatives of Jewish holocaust survivors engage in racism and ethnic cleansing for native Palestinians while relatives of Armenian holocaust survivors lead amazingly rich productive caring lives? How could a very wealthy country like “Saudi Arabia” (the quotes are needed because it is an imposed name for a country stolen by the Saud Family) spend billions to support the US/Israeli agenda of destruction and mayhem in countries like Yemen and Syria?

May 21 08:24

When “good morning” is an order to kill: Israel’s attack on my neighborhood

From Breaking the Silence’s research, I know that an Israeli commander ordered his troops to blanket-bomb the area. When asked what the troops should target, he told them to pick whatever they wished. “Good morning al-Bureij,” he said to a two-way radio.

That “greeting” amounted to a green light for indiscriminate destruction.

May 21 08:23

France launches new UN effort to undermine Palestinian rights

The government of French President François Hollande is renewing its efforts to fatally undermine fundamental Palestinian rights, particularly those of refugees.

France’s Le Figaro has obtained the text of a draft UN Security Council resolution that the Hollande administration plans to introduce sometime before September.

The resolution should be seen as the international counterpart to France’s increasingly fierce crackdown on Palestine solidarity at home under the guise of fighting anti-Semitism.

May 21 08:23

Norwegian FM warns Israel: Pressure over Palestinians to resume after Iran deal

International pressure on Israel over the Palestinian issue will resume once Iran and the six powers sign their expected nuclear deal at the end of June, Norwegian Foreign Minister Boerge Brende warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday.

May 21 07:56

Arab-American Journalist Detained by Israeli Security for ‘Flying While Muslim’

It is well known in the Arab community in Israel that “Flying While Muslim” will earn you extra security checks and delayed travel. Palestinian-American journalist Noor Wazwaz shared her experience of flying into Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion International Airport across her social media channels, where she has more than 28,000 followers.

Wazwaz, who says her goal is become “the first Muslim hijab [head scarf]-wearing news anchor on American television,” decided to become a journalist to better represent “[the] Arab and Muslim voice in Western media.”

May 20 21:53

"Venezuela is Palestine's Most Important Ally," Says Palestinian FM

Speaking at a press conference marking the diplomat's first official visit to the country on Tuesday morning, al-Maliki noted that Venezuela "is Palestine's most important ally".

May 20 14:07

Nakba and the Question of “Palestinian Strategy”

What makes the Nakba a particularly poignant and painful experience is the fact that it has never truly concluded. The original 750,000 who were removed or forced to flee their historical homeland have morphed to over five million, and those who became internally displaced in their own Palestinian homeland, later renamed the State of Israel, continue to fight for basic rights. This makes the Nakba a present political event, granted its historical origins.

May 20 09:32

APARTHEID UPDATED ~~ AND REVISED

Defense Ministry decides on separate transport for Arab workers and Jewish residents, to combat overload and friction.

See reversal of decision below

May 20 09:16

Deception, Thy Middle Name is Divert

The New York Times’ Jerusalem bureau slavishly responds to unfolding Israeli stories as though the computers there are set on robotic control to: “Divert, Divert”.

Pope Francis has presented President Abbas with “a bronze medal that represents an angel of peace”, canonized two Palestinian nuns, and recognized Palestine as a state.

That is the big news out of the Vatican.

Not so for the NYTimes. After its initial report on canonization and recognition, the Times turns quickly to the “importance ” of the difference between “may you be” and “you are an angel of peace”...

May 20 09:11

Time for FIFA to show Israel the red card

The truth must be told from the outset: I hope Israel is suspended from FIFA.

A soccer ban doesn’t kill anyone. A boycott spills no blood. It is a legitimate weapon to establish justice and apply international law. Israel supported and supports boycotts, and encourages them: against Hamas, against Gaza, and, of course, against Iran. It even joined the boycott against South Africa, albeit in spite of itself. Now its turn has come.

May 20 08:37

Israel’s New Justice Minister Expressed Hatred Against All Palestinians

A few days ago, on May 14th, Ms. Ayelet Shaked, who has no training in the law, took office as the new Minister of Justice in Israel, after having been appointed to this high post by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on May 6th.

May 20 07:25

The Nation magazine’s shameful history of aiding ethnic cleansing in Palestine

In 2005, Palestinian civil society implored people of conscience around the world to stand up for justice by honoring its call for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel. A decade later certain segments of the US left are still debating whether this Palestinian request for solidarity is a worthy enough cause.

The Nation magazine, a bastion of progressive journalism, has been at the forefront of indecision on this issue, regularly hosting debates on whether the indigenous non-Jewish inhabitants of historic Palestine merit equal rights in their native land.

May 20 07:24

In photos: Red carpet film festival asserts Gaza’s pride and talent

A grand red carpet ran between rows of destroyed apartment blocks and houses in the Gaza City district of Shujaiya last week, temporarily transforming one of the areas most devastated during Israel’s 51 days of bombing last summer. Dozens of men, women and children were massacred in Shujaiya on 20 July 2014.

The red carpet occasion was the Karama Human Rights Film Festival, produced by the Gaza-based production company Lama Film.

May 20 07:22

ICC co-founder Cherif Bassiouni under fire for violating Israel boycott

A key figure in the creation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is facing harsh criticism from Palestinians over planned lectures at Israeli universities this month in violation of the growing international boycott.

The noted Egyptian-American jurist Cherif Bassiouni is scheduled to speak on Thursday at Tel Aviv University on “The role of the ICC as justice mechanism: Does it enhance the prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace?”

He is also scheduled to speak on 25 May at Hebrew University, which has also faced persistent criticism for its complicity in the Israeli occupation.

May 20 07:19

False claims of anti-Semitism climb on US campuses: New report

Sixty false allegations of anti-Semitism have been recorded against students or faculty in the US since January “based solely on speech critical of Israeli policy,” according to a study by lawyers.

Attorneys with Palestine Solidarity Legal Support (PSLS) published a report on Monday documenting 84 incidents of repression on college campuses across the US from 1 January to 30 April in which Palestine solidarity activists and professors were targeted or smeared because of their criticism of Israel.

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May 20 07:18

Israel suspends plan to segregate Israelis, Palestinians on West Bank buses following criticism

Lawmakers across political spectrum blasted program, with some cautioning impact on Israel's image and others branding it as 'apartheid.' President Rivlin: Separation would have been 'unthinkable.'

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Someone thought it was a good idea!

May 19 09:47

ISRAEL’S NEW PUPPET GOVERNMENT

everal dozen pro-Palestinian demonstrators clashed with those supporting Israel at the front gates of a baseball stadium in West Sacramento, CA on Sunday where a celebration of 67 years of the Israeli state was being held.

Chanting “Israel has nothing to celebrate until Israel’s government stops violating human rights and international law,” the demonstrators featured a near life size puppet-sign of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

May 19 09:47

PHOTO OF THE DAY ~~MADONNA’S ‘MAKE LOVE NOT WAR!’

Madonna has stirred up controversy after posting a photo of a Palestinian man and a Hasidic Jewish man apparently mid-kiss on Instagram.

The photo, which was posted on Sunday, has already garnered upwards of 70,000 likes in just over 24 hours. It features a Jewish man with side curls wearing a large white knitted skullcap typical of the Breslover Hasidic movement, in addition to an Arab man wearing a keffiyeh. The two appear to be leaning in for a kiss.

May 18 22:06

Netanyahu: Answer to Terrorism Is More Settlements

Speaking at the Jerusalem Day ceremony today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to continue to expand settlements in the occupied east of the city, saying this was a “decisive answer” to terrorism.

May 18 21:57

Palestinian woman suffers miscarriage after assault by Israeli settlers

A pregnant Palestinian woman has suffered miscarriage after a group of Israeli settlers attacked and beat her up in the center of al-Khalil (Hebron), the southern occupied West Bank.

May 18 15:04

Israeli settlers destroy 250 olive trees in northern Hebron

Israeli settlers from the illegal settlement of Bat Ayin north of Hebron set fire to an estimated 25 dunams of Palestinian land on Monday destroying up to 250 olive trees, a local committee reported.

May 18 14:46

Israeli mobs celebrate “ Jerusalem Day ” with anti-Palestinian rampage in Old City

Thousands of young Israelis, many of them children, rampaged through the Old City of occupied Jerusalem on Sunday chanting “Death to the Arabs” and other racist and anti-Muslim slogans.

May 18 14:31

Russia Today crew attacked by Israeli police during Jerusalem day march

An RT Arabic TV crew was attacked by Israeli police while covering the Jerusalem Day march in the Old City. Although the journalists had all documents permitting them to cover the event, the police prevented them from going live.

May 18 14:29

Whom Does Jerusalem Belong To?

Far right Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu commemorated Israel’s “Jerusalem Day” with a speech in which he said, “Jerusalem was always the capital of the Jewish people only, and no other,” and warned that Muslim terrorism menaced it.

May 18 14:05

Israel needs to reshape its relations with Sweden

Israel’s new government must take a firm stand in its relations with Sweden following Sweden’s acknowledgment of Palestine – otherwise it risks losing Europe

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May 18 12:35

Netanyahu: more settlements are “decisive answer” to terrorism

Speaking at the Jerusalem Day ceremony today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to continue to expand settlements in the occupied east of the city, saying this was a “decisive answer” to terrorism.

Netanyahu went on to talk up the 1967 conquest of the east and the “reunification” as “drama on a Biblical scale,” insisting they will never again allow the city to be divided.

During the last days before the election, Netanyahu vowed to dramatically expand settlement building in East Jerusalem, and to do so in such a way as to make Palestinian statehood including it impossible.

May 18 10:18

JERUSALEM DAY IN PALESTINE ~~ THE ONGOING NAKBA

Following are reports and photos from the Palestinian Press (Click on links)

May 18 08:24

Netanyahu: Jerusalem is the capital of the Jewish people alone

Jerusalem was always the capital of the Jewish people alone – and not of any other nation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday night during a Jerusalem Day address at Ammunition Hill.

"This is our home and here we will stay," the prime minister added.

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May 18 08:22

Video: Israeli mobs celebrate “Jerusalem Day” with anti-Palestinian rampage in Old City


Thousands of young Israelis, many of them children, rampaged through the Old City of occupied Jerusalem on Sunday chanting “Death to the Arabs” and other racist and anti-Muslim slogans.

May 18 08:10

6 Crazy Things Israel Has Done to Maintain Racial Purity

Israel insists on being the historic homeland for the world's Jews, something few would disagree with. But it also insists on being a Jewish-majority country, at all costs. In order to maintain its Jewish majority, it must demonize non-Jews, particularly Muslims and Christian Arabs, as “demographic threats."

Here are five crazy things the Israeli government or the Israeli people have done to maintain this racial makeup.

May 17 20:04

Re-enactment of murderous assault on Christendom’s holiest site condemned

The pro-Israel lobby claims that a Play depicting the 40-day military siege of the world’s oldest Christian Church “sympathises with Palestinian terrorist groups”, “glorifies extremist ideology” and is “a grotesque white-washing of the Second Intifada”.

May 17 17:39

RT crew attacked by Israeli police during Jerusalem day march

An RT Arabic TV crew was attacked by Israeli police while covering the Jerusalem Day march in the Old City. Although the journalists had all documents permitting them to cover the event, the police prevented them from going live.

May 17 13:29

Zionist lobby condemns re-enactment of murderous assault on Christendom’s holiest site

As Britain’s Zionist lobby mounts a campaign against the staging of The Siege, a play re-telling Israel’s siege of the Church of the Nativity, Stuart Littlewood recounts the story of one siege survivor.

May 17 12:38

Freedom Flotilla III heads to Gaza tomorrow

The first ship taking part in Freedom Flotilla III on Monday set sail from Gothenburg, Sweden, for a voyage of nearly 5,000 nautical miles to the blockaded Gaza Strip, the Freedom Flotilla Coalition said.

May 17 11:49

UN Official Breaks Down Over Shelled Gaza School

UN official Chris Gunness could not contain his grief while on camera with Al Jazeera Arabic.

The interviewer appears to thank him for appearing, upon which Gunness breaks down and weeps.

Joe Scarborough had harsh words for Israel’s actions in Gaza, saying the country was engaging in “indiscriminate” killing.

“This is asinine,” said the MSNBC host and former Republican congressman. “This continued killing of women and children in a way that appears to be indiscriminate is asinine.”

May 17 11:41

The whole truth about Israel in one sentence

Alan Hart explains why he would not be surprised if he woke up one morning to learn that Israel’s Haaretz journalist Gideon Levy – “the conscience of Israeli journalism” – has been assassinated.

May 17 10:02

‘FREEDOM FLOTILLA III’ HEADS TO GAZA TOMORROW

The first ship taking part in Freedom Flotilla III on Monday set sail from Gothenburg, Sweden, for a voyage of nearly 5,000 nautical miles to the blockaded Gaza Strip, the Freedom Flotilla Coalition said.

The trawler Marianne was jointly acquired by “Ship to Gaza Sweden” and “Ship to Gaza Norway” and will be joined by other ships en route.

May 17 10:01

SETTLERS MOURN THE PASSING OF ARCH CRIMINAL MOSHE LEVINGER

As I write this, preparations are underway to lower the body of Rabbi convicted murderer Moshe Levinger into a grave in the ancient Jewish cemetery in Hebron. Jewish Law prohibits cremation so Satan himself will light the fires when the burial is complete…

May 17 10:01

Israeli ‘Civil Rights': Separate and Unequal

May 17 09:41

Conservatives have 'zero tolerance' for protest of Israeli apartheid? Protest must be powerful!

The CBC's recent revelation that Conservative Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney has called for "zero tolerance" of criticism of Israel and that Canadian hate laws could be applied to those campaigning for BDS -- Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions -- against Israel is repugnant enough. But the truly disturbing irony in this outrageous declaration is that the more extreme the Israeli government becomes, the more illegal settlements it builds, the more explicit its open contempt for world opinion and the more outrageous Netanyahu's statements, the stronger is the support from the Harper government. It raises the question: is there any action, including the actual expulsion of Palestinians from Israel and the Occupied Territories that Harper would not support?

May 17 09:23

Israel at center of international diplomatic storm as Vatican, FIFA, EU step up pressure

The Palestinian decision to internationalize their conflict with Israel seems to be paying off as Israel is coming under diplomatic pressure on several fronts at the same time. The Vatican decision to recognize “Palestine” as a state, an expected French-sponsored resolution to the United Nations Security Council, and the possible expulsion of Israel from FIFA, the international soccer federation, are creating the sense that Israel is losing the diplomatic battle.

May 17 09:12

Pope Francis canonizes Palestinian nuns: ‘Luminous example that challenges us’

Pope Francis has canonized two Palestinian nuns, the first Palestinian Arabs to earn sainthood. The pontiff said the “luminous example” of these women “challenges us in our lives as Christians.”

May 17 09:05

Sometimes you have to use an atomic bomb !!! (Ya'alon)?

""We must not allow international bodies accuse us of war crimes because any investigation will destroy the morale of our military. Commanding military, I am of the opinion that any investigation of war crimes is not necessary. An inquiry for the sole reason that civilians were killed is totally excluded, "he added." -- Minister of war of the Zionist regime, Moshe Yaalon

May 17 06:22

Netanyahu's choice for "Civil Administration" says Palestinians are ‘beasts, not human’

After the Oslo Accords, the Israeli army renamed the Military Government of the West Bank the Civil Administration. MK Eli Ben-Dahan was just appointed to oversee the Administration, which oversees the theft of Palestinian land, settlement expansion and controls the movement of millions of Palestinians.

May 16 22:16

The Palestinian Nakba; A Nucleus of Nationwide Arab Nakba

Each year on May 15th the Palestinians across the world commemorate “Al Nakba Day”. This year it is the 67th commemoration. Al Nakba means the catastrophe, and refers to the Zionist occupation of Palestine, the numerous massacres they perpetrated against Palestinians, the ethnic cleansing, the dispossession, the total destruction of hundreds of Palestinian communities, the forced expulsion, the supplanting of Zionist Jews in place of indigenous Palestinians and the creation of the terrorist entity of Israel that is still spreading havoc, death and destruction in the whole Middle East.

May 16 14:03

Aipac Wants Congress to Criminalize BDS

Of all the lame-brained, lumpen-brained, hare-brained schemes emanating from Aipac’s lobby shop, this is one of the truly lamest. As Israel forms the most dangerous, aggressive, racist government in its history, Aipac thought this was a good time to remind the American people of that by conniving to amend an already contentious fast-track trade bill with a new amendment that would criminalize BDS in the U.S.

May 16 14:01

Israeli Government Most Racist, Extremist in History

Israel named its new cabinet (Hebrew) yesterday and the names are a Who’s Who of the most rabid, racist, brutal and cruel politicians in the nation.

May 16 13:30

How Israel wants to restart the war in the Levant

Far from admitting defeat, Benjamin Netanyahu is planning to sabotage the agreement between Washington and Teheran which is to be signed the 30th June 2015. In order to do so, he could restart the war in Syria. His idea is to continue the work already accomplished by the Islamic Emirate in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen, by applying the Wright plan and creating an independent pseudo-Kurdistan straddling Iraq and Syria.

May 16 12:50

Palestinians must stand against Israel with all means: Analyst

Press TV has conducted an interview with Hani al-Basoos, a professor at the Islamic University of Gaza, from Washington to get his take on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ remarks over popular resistance against Israeli occupation.

May 16 11:51

Israeli Government Most Racist, Extremist in History

Israel named its new cabinet (Hebrew) yesterday and the names are a Who’s Who of the most rabid, racist, brutal and cruel politicians in the nation.

May 16 09:29

New Gaza flotilla: 'We are not scared of Israeli brutality'

A new flotilla with humanitarian aid on board is going to help people in Gaza; the mission is beyond political polarization and in full compliance with international law, Osama Qashoo, member of the first flotilla to Gaza, told RT’s In The Now.

A flotilla carrying humanitarian aid has set out from Sweden on its way to Gaza which is under and Israeli maritime blockade. The ships are carrying pro-Palestinian activists aiming to break the blockade. Two other vessels are expected to join them later. The Foreign Ministry of Israel has described it an unnecessary provocation, saying the boats will be denied entry, and if you want to send aid to Gaza - do it via Israel.

Up to 10 people were killed 5 years ago when Israel tried to block the first flotilla bound for Gaza.

May 16 08:49

How to fight western propaganda

First they manufacture monstrous lies, and then they tell us that we should be objective!

I truly believe that there is not much time for “objectivity” in any battle, including those ideological ones, especially when these are battles for the survival of humanity!

I strongly believe no! We are obliged to fight those who are burning our dwellings, to hit with full force those who are attempting to rape our women, and to confront fire with fire when innocent beings are slaughtered.

May 15 14:42

Israeli court says Arab village must make way for Jewish town

Israel’s Palestinian minority is preparing to hold a “day of rage” to protest against a court ruling last week that cleared the way to destroying an entire Bedouin village so that it can be replaced with a Jewish town.

May 15 14:26

The Never-Ending Nakba - From Gaza to Gaza Camp

Immediately preceding the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, the country that now demands others acknowledge it’s “right to exist” depopulated and destroyed over 400 Palestinian towns and villages, forcing the inhabitants to flee for their lives. The new state planted trees and established national parks over the ruins of dozens of villages where Israelis now spend quiet afternoons and enjoy picnics in the shade. The cries of the dead are drowned out by the laughter of children playing on the remains of ancient homes. The Arabic names of the destroyed villages have been erased. The Israeli state still clings to the myth of “A land without a people, for a people without a land,” and deny the Nakba took place, just as many Americans still deny an indigenous genocide in “our” country. Zochrot, an Israeli NGO, has identified and mapped every destroyed Palestinian village and town in order to reeducate the Israeli public. Their message is largely ignored.

May 15 14:12

Vatican officially recognizes Palestine, while Israel fumes

The Vatican has become the latest country to recognize the state of Palestine, after a new treaty was finalized on Wednesday. Unsurprisingly Israel has hit out at the move, saying that it damages prospects for peace in the region.

May 15 11:10

Israeli soldiers shoot 3 Palestinian children, detain 6 in West Bank

Three Palestinian children have been wounded and six others arrested after Israeli military forces attacked a group of young Palestinian students in the occupied West Bank.

May 15 09:27

Israeli army clashes with Palestinians on Nakba day

Israelis use rubber bullets, tear gas, and water canon against Palestinians marking anniversary of 1948 expulsions.

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How very odd that the same government that demands the world remember the Holocaust(tm) bans remembering how Palestine was stolen from the Palestinians!

May 15 09:25

Israel continues to criminalise marking Nakba Day

Each year on May 15, Palestinians across the world commemorate the Nakba (catastrophe), or the 1948 establishment of Israel that led to hundreds of thousands of Palestinians being displaced from their homeland.

The estimated 1.7 million Palestinians who carry Israeli citizenship and live in villages, towns and cities across the country are no exception. Each year, protests, marches, lectures and other events to mourn their ancestors' dispossession are held in Palestinian communities across Israel.

Yet, since 2011, Israeli legislation has made mourning the Nakba publicly difficult for Palestinians and others in Israel. The "Nakba Law" authorises Israel's finance minister to revoke funding from institutions that reject Israel's character as a "Jewish state" or mark the country's Independence Day as a day of mourning.

May 15 09:02

GOOGLE ERASES ISRAEL FROM THE MAP

“At first I couldn’t believe it, because Rubi Rivlin is the symbol of Israelism. But when we kept searching, we found that when my name is typed into Google it says I was born in Palestine, and the same is written about famous actress Natalie Portman, the Oscar winner who was also born in Jerusalem.”

May 15 08:52

Israeli government to refugees: Go back to Africa or go to prison

As Europe struggles to stem a spring flood of migrants from Africa and the Middle East trying to cross a deadly Mediterranean Sea, Israel has begun to toughen its stance toward refugees, telling unwanted Africans here they must leave now or face an indefinite stay in prison.

May 15 08:44

'Like spilled blood': 1st ever Gaza film festival rolls out red carpet among ruins

In eastern Gaza City, among ruins and memories of war and destruction, a red carpet was laid out for a film festival on human rights. The event was held amidst rubble in the Shujaiyeh neighborhood, where some 100 Palestinians died in last year's Gaza war.

The Karama ('Dignity' in Arabic) Human Rights Film Festival was the first of its kind to ever be held in Gaza – and the chosen location was just the “right place” to hold such an event, according to organizer Saud Aburamadan.

“When we were looking for locations to screen the films we arrived in Shujaiyeh in eastern Gaza City, a large part of which was turned to rubble. We stood there next to the destroyed mosque, surrounded by destroyed homes in every direction, and became clear that it was the right place to hold a film festival focused on human rights,” Aburamadan told +972 Magazine.

May 15 08:42

Canary Mission

New organization of Jews seek to intimidate those opposed to Zionist crimes. Seems to be anonymous as far as members, leadership, location, etc. whereas their enemies appear to be open and operating in the light of day.

May 15 08:40

Go home or go to jail: Israel pressures African migrants to leave

Israel is offering illegal immigrants $3,500 and a one-way ticket home as it begins to crack down on refugees, who face prison if they don’t take up the deal. Rights groups are appalled at the move, saying Israel should be doing more to protect them.

Israel says the tough move is necessary to send a message to migrants that making the journey is not worthwhile in the first place. As deterrents it has built a steel fence along the border with Egypt, houses migrants in a detention camp in the middle of a desert, and has stopped issuing work permits to deter would-be migrants

May 15 08:09

Israel's Fierce Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked Is Fan of Ayn Rand

"They say that I’m very calculated and not very sensitive - that a regular, average person, there are many things that bother them, and I don’t see or feel it," she says.

May 15 07:30

Forced to leave grapes on the vine: the open wounds of May 1948

Each May brings painful memories for some of the oldest Palestinians. Musallam Younis Musallam was among those displaced in May 1948 and never allowed to return home.

Musallam grew up in the village of al-Batani al-Sharqi, about 30 kilometers from Gaza. In May 1948, it came under attack from Zionist forces.

The almost 6,000 residents were forced to flee and the village was totally destroyed. Musallam, then 28 years old, traveled to Maghazi in Gaza, which now hosts a camp for Palestinian refugees.

May 15 07:29

Will Israelis filmed killing Palestinian teens on Nakba Day get away with murder?

On 15 May 2014, an Israeli Border Police officer took aim at Nadim Nuwara and pulled the trigger of his M16 rifle.

The live bullet struck Nuwara, 17, in the chest and exited through his back, killing him at the scene. CCTV cameras captured the shooting, allowing for detailed forensic video, sound and spatial analysis to be used to identify Nuwara’s killer. Despite seemingly clear evidence, systemic impunity for Israeli military violence continues to be an obstacle to justice for Palestinian families living under prolonged military occupation like the Nuwaras.

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Just like American police who murder Americans!

May 15 07:26

GERMANY 1940 ISRAEL 2014

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May 15 07:12

Roger Waters to Dionne Warwick: “You are showing yourself to be profoundly ignorant of what has happened in Palestine since 1947?

First, in my view, Dionne Warwick is a truly great singer. Secondly, I doubt not that she is deeply committed to her family and her fans.

But, ultimately, this whole conversation is not about her, her gig in Tel Aviv, or even her conception of boundaries and art, though I will touch on that conception later. This is about human rights and, more specifically, this is about the dystopia that can develop, as it has in Israel, when society lacks basic belief in equal human value, when it strays from the ability to feel empathy for our brothers and sisters of different faiths, nationalities, creeds or colors.

It strikes me as deeply disingenuous of Ms. Warwick to try to cast herself as a potential victim here. The victims are the occupied people of Palestine with no right to vote and the unequal Palestinian citizens of Israel, including Bedouin Israeli citizens of the village of al-Araqib, which has now been bulldozed 83 times by order of the Israeli government.

May 14 10:21

INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE GETS STAMP OF APPROVAL FROM ISRAELI SUPREME COURT

Thousands of Israelis waving Israeli flags participate in the annual Jerusalem Day march of flags entering the Old City through the Muslim Quarter and making its way to the Western Wall. Jerusalem Day marks the reunification of the city following the 1967 Six-Day War.

Last year, marchers were caught on video shouting “Death to Arabs” and “Muhammad is dead.”

May 14 10:20

BEX ALERT ~~ GOOGLE AND ADL UNITE TO FIGHT ONLINE HATE

What about the online hate displayed daily by the likes of Pamela Geller on her BLOG, her FACEBOOK PAGE and TWITTER??

And the online hate directed at the Ethiopian JEWISH community in Israel???

May 14 08:37

Aipac Wants Congress to Criminalize BDS

Of all the lame-brained, lumpen-brained, hare-brained schemes emanating from Aipac’s lobby shop, this is one of the truly lamest. As Israel forms the most dangerous, aggressive, racist government in its history, Aipac thought this was a good time to remind the American people of that by conniving to amend an already contentious fast-track trade bill with a new amendment that would criminalize BDS in the U.S.

May 14 07:38

Allow Israel to kill more civilians, says British colonel

Former British army officer Colonel Richard Kemp was described by a leading anti-Palestinian lawyer as “one of the Jewish state’s greatest allies” at a conference in Jerusalem last week.

At that conference, Kemp argued for Israeli impunity from war crimes accusations. He also descried himself as a “thug” who liked to fight and had disobeyed army rules of engagement.

He argued that the laws of wars and the rules of engagement for “democratic armies” should be loosened to allow “maximum possible freedom of action.”

May 14 07:08

136 Nations Recognize A Palestinian State – Only Obama Stands In The Way Of Full Global Recognition

Will a UN Security Council resolution formally recognizing the establishment of a Palestinian state be passed by the end of 2015? Now that the Vatican has formally recognized a Palestinian state, there is a tremendous amount of international momentum for precisely such a UN Security Council resolution. In fact, France plans to push really hard for one by the end of this year.

May 13 14:31

Israel’s double standard in helping the needy abroad

Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, was quick to congratulate Israeli soldiers on their relief efforts in Nepal, where an earthquake late last month claimed many thousands of lives.

Israel’s humanitarian concern for the victims of disasters, however, looks more cynical when set alongside its record once the TV cameras depart. Israel’s international aid budget is paltry compared to that of other developed nations.

May 13 14:17

A public health crisis in Gaza

Gaza Strip has borne the brunt of war and shows the effects of multiple Israeli incursions that have destroyed homes, schools, mosques and infrastructure critical to the health of the civilian population.

May 13 13:42

High-profile group of ex-European leaders calls for Israel to be held accountable

A high-profile group of former European political leaders and diplomats has called for the urgent reassessment of EU policy on the question of a Palestinian state and insisted Israel must be held to account for its actions in the occupied territories.

May 13 13:11

Swedish Jewish Dialogue (SJD) Lobby Sweden Democrats on Palestine

SJD Swedish Jewish Dialogue Founder & Executive Director Yonathan Avner Ben Yisrael is having a Lobby meeting with Mrs. Julia Kronlid from the Sweden Democrats . Mr. Yisrael is giving strict instructions on what the Sweden Democrat's stance on the Palestine Question should be.

The Sweden Democrats are the third largest party in Sweden and are considered the nationalist party, as they oppose record high levels of immigration and refugees (from the nations that Zionist policies destabilized!).

May 13 12:52

Vatican officially recognizes Palestine, while Israel fumes

I bet somebody is really pissed!

The Vatican has become the latest country to recognize the state of Palestine, after a new treaty was finalized on Wednesday. Unsurprisingly Israel has hit out at the move, saying that it damages prospects for peace in the region.

The treaty, which was agreed, though has yet to be formally signed states the Vatican has switched its diplomatic allegiance from the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the state of Palestine.

May 13 12:49

Israel seeks in Nepal to whitewash its crimes in Gaza

Jonathan Cook explains why Israel’s relief efforts in Nepal following last month’s earthquake is a cynical, hypocritical exercise intended to ease its isolation and cover up its crimes against the Palestinian people

May 13 09:24

A TRAGIC TALE OF LIFE AND DEATH UNDER THE OCCUPATION

hree decades ago the Israeli military government canceled my sister-in-law’s Palestinian residency because she studied abroad for ‘too long.’ Now, Israel is denying her one last visit with her dying father. But my family will not allow her case, like thousands before it, to be buried in silence.

May 13 08:53

France bans Pro-Palestinian rallies – assigns criminal penalties and hefty fines

This astonishing act of censorship happened only two days after the killings at Charlie Hebdo in January, but I hadn’t heard about it until now.

Incredibly, not only did France’s interior minister ban Pro-Palestinian demonstrations, he assigned criminal penalties not only for those who participate in the rallies, but also those who publish details about these demonstrations on social media!!!

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Merde!

May 13 08:32

Israel’s Fascist Democracy

For years, Israel and its powerful lobby in the US and Europe have presented the Jewish state as the model of democracy in a region typically referred to as “anti-democratic.” Naturally, many pro-Palestine activists, among countless others, have long argued that the central principles of Israel’s Jewish supremacist ideology, its legal structure, and its society broadly represent anything but democracy.

Such voices have correctly noted that Israel’s policies and very essence run counter to the traits traditionally associated with democracy: the rule of law, respect for minorities, and protection of civil and human rights. While no objective analyst could reasonably dismiss those important points, recent developments in Israeli politics do point to a disturbing, and painfully ironic, trend: Israel’s loving embrace of outright fascism is, to a large degree, an expression of its democracy.

May 13 08:28

Brazil Cancels $2 Billion Contract with Israeli Security Firm for 2016 Olympics

Brazil’s government has excluded an Israeli “security” company from working at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro following a campaign by Palestine solidarity activists.

May 13 07:57

High-profile group of ex-European leaders calls for Israel to be held accountable

A high-profile group of former European political leaders and diplomats has called for the urgent reassessment of EU policy on the question of a Palestinian state and insisted Israel must be held to account for its actions in the occupied territories.

May 13 07:54

Israel reimposes decades-long sentence on hunger striker released in exchange

Issawi’s arrest was part of a wider campaign of collective punishment imposed on Palestinians across the occupied West Bank after three Israeli youths went missing while hitchhiking there. Though Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the country’s military-intelligence apparatus knew that the youths were killed shortly after their abduction, it concealed information from the public and launched the largest military operation in the West Bank in more than a decade.

May 13 07:53

California Senate mulls new attempt to squash Palestine solidarity

The California legislature is once again attempting to formally conflate opposition to Zionism with anti-Semitism.

California Senate Resolution 35 (SCR 35) urges each of the nine University of California campuses to condemn “all forms of anti-Semitism,” including those “justified…as expressions of disapproval or frustrations over political events in the Middle East.”

May 13 07:53

Student troubled by New York Times reporter’s “Jewish litmus test”

Students interviewed for a New York Times article about campus Palestine solidarity activism say they were asked leading and inappropriate questions by reporters. In one case, a student says he was subjected to a troubling “Jewish litmus test.”

The students who spoke to The Electronic Intifada also expressed surprise that none of the statements they gave appeared in what they see as a heavily skewed article, which appeared on Saturday with the headline “Campus Debates on Israel Drive a Wedge Between Jews and Minorities.”

Lead reporter Jennifer Medina, who co-wrote the story with Tamar Lewin and Ronnie Cohen, referred questions to New York Times assistant national editor Jennifer Kingson.

May 13 07:51

Despite Obama's demand, Netanyahu's coalition guidelines make no commitment to Palestinian state

Neither of Netanyahu's previous two governments made commitment to two states either, but Israel's international standing and the demands of the U.S. and Europe have changed the playing field.

May 13 07:45

Senators push for U.S.-Israel energy alliance

A bipartisan cadre of senators are urging the Energy Department to create a joint energy innovation hub between the U.S. and Israel. The center would focus on pushing the envelope on new natural gas development, energy efficiency and renewables.

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The way it works is Israel steals gas from neighboring countries to sell to the US, and the US sends your kids to protect Israel when those other countries get pissed off!

May 13 07:25

Breaking News - "Vatican recognizes 'Palestinian state'"

The Vatican has officially recognized the “state of Palestine” in a new treaty.

May 12 21:52

The Nakba: Israel’s Catastrophe

The Palestinian Nakba is a catastrophe for the Jewish colonists and their descendants: it transformed the once decent surviving victims of European antisemitism and the Holocaust into terrorists, killers, thieves, racists, and liars – into the mirror image of their persecutors. And the same perverted brush tainted the UN and Western governments as collaborators of the sickest and most sadistic society in the world.

May 12 21:50

Israel sentences Palestinian to 9 months for Facebook posts

The former secretary-general of Fatah in Jerusalem has been sentenced to nine months in an Israeli prison for activity on social media.

May 12 20:35

The Anti-Arab Zionized Ruling Al Saud

The Saudi ruling family follows an anti-Arab, anti-Muslim, pro-Zionist, terror-sponsored, tyrannical, suppressive, ruthless, authoritarian, and treacherous absolute monarchy. The Saudi monarchy was established on betrayal, chauvinism, elitism, and discrimination

May 12 09:44

WHAT DO ISRAELIS REALLY KNOW ABOUT THE NAKBA?

What do Israelis really know about the Nakba? What do they think about the right of return of the Palestinian refugees?
De-Colonizer went out to meet and asked them…

May 12 09:44

ISRAEL AND PALESTINE AGREE: KEEP POLITICS OUT OF SOCCER

We have before us a point of agreement between Netanyahu’s Israel and the militarily vivisected area of land at times referred to as the Palestinian territories: the idea that sports and politics should not mix. Tragically—not unlike words such as “life,” “liberty,” and that whole “pursuing happiness” thing—the phrase means far less as it journeys from abstraction to reality. Israeli Football Association Chairman Ofer Eini and Chief Executive Rotem Kamer traveled to Zurich, Switzerland, last week to meet with reptilian FIFA chief (and self-described women’s soccer “godfather”) Sepp Blatter. Their mission? To change a meeting agenda item. The Palestinian Football Authority is scheduled to propose having Israel banned as a FIFA member country at the May 29 meeting of the organization’s global congress.

May 12 09:43

IN PHOTOS ~~ 10 YEARS OF BDS ~~ A JOINT CELEBRATION

On the evening of May 6th in NYC at Alwan for the Arts the space was filled to capacity with people gathered to hear Omar Barghouti, one of the founders of the BDS campaign against Israel, and Rebecca Vilkomerson, executive director of Jewish Voice for Peace, discuss the BDS campaign as it reaches its’ 10th anniversary. The meeting was organized by Haymarket Books.

May 12 09:04

Israelis to African Jews: “Go back to Jungle in Africa!!!”

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Can you imagine the US corporate media reaction if anyone other than an Israeli were holding that sign?

May 12 08:24

Netanyahu Drives Palestinians from Jerusalem – Palestinians Ordered to Destroy their Homes and Pay Thousand Dollar Fines

The Israeli authorities have issued a new raft of demolition orders to Palestinians living in occupied East Jerusalem.

On Sunday, an Israeli court approved the demolition of eight Palestinian homes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Semiramis. The court said the owners must destroy the homes themselves and pay fines of 49,000 shekels ($12,667) by 1 August, Ma’an News Agency reports.

The demolition orders in Semiramis were delivered just days after Israel announced that it will build 900 new homes in Ramat Shlomo, a Jewish-only colony in East Jerusalem, according to the anti-settlement group Peace Now.

May 12 08:19

‘Anyone You See, You Shoot’: Israeli Soldiers Recall the 2014 Gaza War

“The instructions are to shoot right away,” said a first sergeant in an engineering unit of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). “Whoever you spot—be they armed or unarmed, no matter what. The instructions are very clear. Any person you run into, that you see with your eyes—shoot to kill. It’s an explicit instruction.”

“No incrimination process is necessary?” asked the interviewer from the Israeli veterans’ organization Breaking the Silence.

“Zero. Nothing,” the soldier replied.

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May 12 07:53

The Best of Gilad Brought To You By The ADL

The following is ADL’s collection of my most ‘inflammatory statements.’ Needless to mention that I am proud of each one of these quotes and the message they convey. I would like to thank Abe Foxman and his League for working day and night exposing the vile truth tellers and vilifying the enemies of the Empire.

May 11 13:16

“It’s time for Palestine,” says Abbas as corruption runs out of control

Stuart Littlewood says the political incompetence of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas – whose mandate expired six years ago – as shown in his inept dealings with Israel, is matched only by his catalogue of maladministration and malfeasance.

May 11 10:27

ISRAEL’S NEW COALYNCHIA*

The government will include explicitly murderous elements, including Ayelet Shaked, who openly called for murdering innocent civilians, including children.

May 11 09:49

Israeli settlers assault Palestinian woman, her kids in al-Khalil

A group of Zionist settlers have physically assaulted a Palestinian woman and her young children in the Old City of al-Khalil (Hebron) in southern West Bank.

May 11 07:41

America’s dangerous “Exodus” fantasy: What’s lost in the Israel-Palestine debate

Our government's unbending allegiance to Israel has blinded us to the horrors of its military occupation in Gaza

May 11 07:33

Israeli settlers assault Palestinian woman, her kids in al-Khalil

A group of Zionist settlers have physically assaulted a Palestinian woman and her young children in the Old City of al-Khalil (Hebron) in southern West Bank.

May 10 21:44

Is Saudi Arabia Now the Israel of the Gulf?

Like Israel in Gaza, Saudi Arabia pretended that warning civilians to flee an area that they intend to bomb absolves them from their obligation under international humanitarian law to avoid civilian casualties. Like Israel, their claim was rejected by the United Nations.

May 10 11:00

Gaza farmers face Israeli bullets to harvest crops

On Friday, Israeli snipers positioned on the Gaza border in the north of the besieged territory shot a Palestinian farmer, causing him serious injuries.

May 10 10:49

Settlers attack Palestinian woman and her children in Hebron

A group of Jewish settlers physically assaulted a Palestinian woman and her young children in the Old City of Hebron in the southern West Bank late Saturday, a local human rights group said.

May 10 10:47

EU MPs demand ending partnership pacts with Israel

A group of European lawmakers demand the abolition of partnership agreements with the Israeli regime citing its persisting aggression against the Palestinian population.

May 10 10:22

ISRAEL IS THE BIG WINNER IN BRITISH ELECTION

George Galloway should have learned one thing from the recent election campaign in Israel; people want to hear issues, not attacks on fellow candidates.

He didn’t and it cost him his seat in Parliament …

Worse yet, Palestine lost one of its most outspoken supporters.

May 10 10:19

Santorum to Obama: ‘Iran, enemy. Israel, friend’

Rick Santorum hinted Saturday in South Carolina that he is close to announcing whether he will again run for president, telling a gathering of conservative activists he’s driven by what he called President Barack Obama’s failures on national security.

“Russia, China and yes, radical Islam, is threatening our country,” the former Pennsylvania senator said. “Heck, I would just be happy if our president would be able to tell the difference between our friends and enemies.

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Rick, we're all intelligent adults out here. We can decide for ourselves who our enemies are or are not.

Iran, not.

Russia, not.

China, not.

Private Central Banks? ENEMY!

Politicians willing to sell our children as mercenaries for Israel in exchange for campaign money? ENEMY!

But if you really feel that strongly about it, Rick, here's your rifle. Here's your parachute. We ran out of the camo but here is a bright da-glo orange jumpsuit left over from the CIA torture dungeons. Watch your head climbing into that transport plane ad we will call the Russians, Chinese, and Iranians to let them know you are on your way to kick their butts all by yourself.

But the rest of us, sick of endless wars launched with endless lies, will sit this one out and keep our kids here safe at home.

May 10 10:15

Campus Debates on Israel Drive a Wedge Between Jews and Minorities

The debates can stretch from dusk to dawn, punctuated by tearful speeches and forceful shouting matches, with accusations of racism, colonialism and anti-Semitism. At dozens of college campuses across the country, student government councils are embracing resolutions calling on their administrations to divest from companies that enable what they see as Israel’s mistreatment of Palestinians.

And while no university boards or administrators are heeding the students’ demands, the effort to pressure Israel appears to be gaining traction at campuses across the country and driving a wedge between many Jewish and minority students.

May 10 09:35

ADL Reports: Gilad Atzmon and Yaakov Shapiro Condemn Israel and Zionism

Unlike JVP and Modoweiss who cowardly failed to even mention* the historic anti Zionist gathering between Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro and yours truly in NYC last Wednesday, the infamous ultra Zionist ADL was brave enough to send a reporter to the event and even deliver a brief review of the discussion.

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May 10 04:01

EU joins criticism of East Jerusalem settlement plan

The European Union on Saturday added to US and Palestinian criticism over Israeli plans to build 900 settler homes in annexed East Jerusalem.

May 10 02:39

Cameron back in No 10 looks like bad news for Middle East peace

The closest fought UK General Election for many years has produced an unexpected victory for David Cameron and the Conservative Party. With predictions of a hung parliament built around Westminster fears of a tartan invasion by Scottish National Party MPs, the result of a clearly failing first-past-the-post electoral system is likely to fuel calls for electoral reform. Millions of votes for minority parties were, to all intents and purposes, wasted. This, though, is not the only negative aspect of the poll. It is bad news all round for peace in the Middle East, and the first to feel the effects will be Britain's 2-million Muslim citizens.

May 09 15:32

Israel-Palestine: Speeding up the countdown to catastrophe

Alan Hart explains why he believes that the countdown to catastrophe in Israel-Palestine has begun, and argues that the extent to which Israeli Jews have been brainwashed has made this inevitable.

May 09 13:21

More Neocon-Zionist Theater in Texas

The Zionist-influenced mass media has predictably seized on this latest terror stage-play to push the fear campaign of ‘homegrown terror’ harder than ever before, plunging the already credulous masses deeper into an artificially-induced slumber of willful ignorance about the fabricated nature of ‘terrorism’ in the West.

May 09 09:46

Netanyahu Appoints Ayelet Shaked—Who Called For Genocide of Palestinians—as Justice Minister in New Government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to appoint Ayelet Shaked as justice minister in his fourth government. Shaked is a Member of Knesset (MK) representing the far-right HaBayit HaYehudi (“Jewish Home”) party. She is known for her extreme, ultranationalist views.

During Israel’s summer 2014 attack on Gaza, MK Shaked essentially called for the genocide of Palestinians. In a Facebook post on July 1—a day before Israeli extremists kidnapped Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Khdeir and burned him alive—the lawmaker asserted that “the entire Palestinian people is the enemy” and called for its destruction, “including its elderly and its women, its cities and its villages, its property and its infrastructure.”

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In an earlier post, I mentioned that Netanyahu's new government was slightly to the right of Attila the Hun. Let me rephrase that; MURDEROUSLY to the right of Attila the Hun!

This appointment is really bad for the Palestinian people, and a harbinger of the horrors to most probably come against them, perpetrated by this Israeli government.

May 09 09:46

Netanyahu Appoints Ayelet Shaked—Who Called For Genocide of Palestinians—as Justice Minister in New Government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to appoint Ayelet Shaked as justice minister in his fourth government. Shaked is a Member of Knesset (MK) representing the far-right HaBayit HaYehudi (“Jewish Home”) party. She is known for her extreme, ultranationalist views.

During Israel’s summer 2014 attack on Gaza, MK Shaked essentially called for the genocide of Palestinians. In a Facebook post on July 1—a day before Israeli extremists kidnapped Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Khdeir and burned him alive—the lawmaker asserted that “the entire Palestinian people is the enemy” and called for its destruction, “including its elderly and its women, its cities and its villages, its property and its infrastructure.”

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In an earlier post, I mentioned that Netanyahu's new government was slightly to the right of Attila the Hun. Let me rephrase that; MURDEROUSLY to the right of Attila the Hun!

This appointment is really bad for the Palestinian people, and a harbinger of the horrors to most probably come against them, perpetrated by this Israeli government.

May 09 09:00

Israel's safety belt: the US Christian Right pushes new anti-BDS initiative

Tennessee's General Assembly formally condemned the Palestinian-led Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) campaign, the first US state legislature to do so. Joint Resolution 170 was approved 93-1 by the House of Representatives, following a 30-0 vote in the state Senate.

The resolution calls BDS "one of the main vehicles for spreading anti-Semitism", describing it as "inherently antithetical and deeply damaging to the causes of peace, justice, equality, democracy and human rights for all the peoples in the Middle East."

The vote, which carries no legal weight, was celebrated by pro-Israel campaigners such as StandWithUs co-founder Roz Rothstein, who tweeted "oh happy day."

May 09 08:29

Ex-U.N. Official John Dugard: Israel’s Crimes are "Infinitely Worse" Than in Apartheid South Africa

As Palestine joins the International Criminal Court, former U.N. Special Rapporteur John Dugard talks about how an apartheid case could be brought against Israel in the ICC. "I’m a South African who lived through apartheid," Dugard said. "I have no hesitation in saying that Israel’s crimes are infinitely worse than those committed by the apartheid regime of South Africa."

May 09 08:26

Primus latest band to cancel Israel show

Legendary San Francisco Bay Area-based prog-rock group Primus has become the latest band to cancel a planned performance in Israel.

May 08 18:34

How on earth do they survive in that ‘hell called Gaza’?

“I’m from that hell called Gaza. Extreme poverty, unemployment and insecurity destroy life and future of people who can hardly survive.......

War-weary mother writes
•“Schools work in 2 or 3 shifts a day especially in areas where displaced people of the last war still shelter in UNRWA schools; they don’t have any other place to go.”
•“Travel is not a lifestyle in Gaza… It is difficult for us to live or to leave.”
•“We just dream of leading a decent life.”

May 08 18:29

NZ Super-annuitants Profit from Gaza Children’s’ Agony

The NZSF governance and its contributors an beneficiaries should, in the manner of all decent people, be absolutely outraged that their monies and blood profits are complicitous in the deaths and inhumane suffering of Palestinian children like little Hamza and divest immediately.

May 08 18:19

Martyr’s Day

All people of good will can only hope that this Syrian and Palestinian Martyr’s Day effort succeeds and that despite the odds, Return to Yarmouk, will happen soon.

May 08 14:18

Palestinian Authority Hypocrisy

n May 7, Netanyahu announced the most lunatic fringe coalition regime in Israel's history.

It includes racist hate-mongers, over-the-top fascists and religious fundamentalist zealots - an incendiary combination threatening regional peace and stability.

Palestinian Authority (PA) chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said "(t)he face of a new form of racist, discriminatory Israel has been revealed."

Netanyahu is "leading the charge to bury the two-state solution and impose a perpetual apartheid regime."

He formed a new government "of war which will be against peace and stability in our region."

Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu Rudaineh said Netanyahu must choose between peace and a two-state solution or a "policy of aggression and arbitrary violations against our people."

May 08 13:48

Exposed: The real story of the 2006 “Basilica Attack” in Nazareth

For the first time in nine years, an Israeli family that was falsely accused by the Israeli authorities of trying to blow up a church in Nazareth, tortured by Israel and forced to flee to Palestinian-run Ramallah tells its story.

May 08 09:58

Israeli Media: Obama to Support Palestinian Bid for Statehood at the UN

The formation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government coalition, comprised of far-right cabinet members, may have ruffled the feathers of the White House. So much so that sources say President Obama may push for UN Security Council recognition of Palestine.

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ATTENTION SECRET SERVICE: Be extra vigilant. Presidents who defy Israel get shot at! Remember what happened to John F. Kennedy who opposed Israel obtaining nuclear weapons (along with pissing off the federal Reserve).

May 08 07:21

US: Israel’s construction of 900 settlements in East Jerusalem is ‘a disappointing development’

US State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said that the Jerusalem District Planning Committee's approval of the construction of 900 settlement units in East Jerusalem is "a disappointing development".

Speaking in a press briefing yesterday, Rathke said: "We have continued to reiterate that we are strongly opposed to the steps by the Israeli authorities to advance construction in East Jerusalem. This is a disappointing development, and we're concerned about it."

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Yet the President continues to send those checks full of billions of taxpayer dollars to pay for it all!

May 08 07:19

Europe and U.S. keep watchful eye on Israel's legislative plans

Benjamin Netanyahu's formation of one of the most right-wing government in Israel's history has fueled concerns in Europe and the United States about further settlement building and dimming prospects for peace.

May 08 07:18

Free expression group PEN America gets sponsored by apartheid Israel

Literature fans who respect Palestinian rights will have been disturbed to find Israel listed among sponsors of this week’s PEN World Voices festival in New York.

The “embassy of Israel” was named on the festival’s sponsors page as a “patron” and also appears on an individual events page as a fully-fledged “sponsor.”

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Six “table hosts” for the dinner — renowned authors Peter Carey, Michael Ondaatje, Francine Prose, Teju Cole, Rachel Kushner and Taiye Selasi — all withdrew from their roles in protest at plans to award French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo with a special award.

May 08 07:15

Gaza child unable to walk because of Israeli bullet

Suddenly, the boy felt a pain in his back. He could not move, so Akram rushed him to hospital.

Fadi was struck by a bullet fired on Palestinian farmers by Israeli soldiers. The bullet appears to have entered his family’s home through a corner that was not roofed. Fadi had been sitting in that corner, his father told The Electronic Intifada.

May 07 15:39

Gilad Atzmon - 2015 May Book Tour

May 07 15:04

Gilad Atzmon tour dates and locations.

May 07 14:42

Israel's safety belt: the US Christian Right pushes new anti-BDS initiative

On April 21, Tennessee's General Assembly formally condemned the Palestinian-led Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) campaign, the first US state legislature to do so. Joint Resolution 170 was approved 93-1 by the House of Representatives, following a 30-0 vote in the state Senate.

May 07 14:38

Israeli forces shoot, seriously injure Palestinian near Nablus

Israeli forces shot and seriously injured a Palestinian man in al-Fara refugee camp north of Nablus on Thursday, locals said.

May 07 13:44

Army Opens Fire On Farmers And Fishers In The Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Thursday at dawn, on a number of Palestinian farmers east of Deir al-Balah, in Central Gaza, while navy ships opened fire on fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters.

May 07 13:22

Amnesty International’s Palestine Sell-out

Amnesty International has issued three reports on the Massacre in Gaza in 2014 – and given the scale of the destruction and the number of fatalities, any attempt to document the crimes committed should be welcomed. But these reports are problematic and raise questions about this organization in particular and the human rights industry more generally.

May 07 09:42

The New Israeli Government: It’s Worse Than You Think

The new Israeli government is a total victory for the most extreme elements in the extreme Right in Israel. The overtly racist party HaBayit HaYehudi, the party of the West Bank settlers, will control the Justice Dept. , the Education Dept. , and almost all important government offices concerned with the Occupation of the West Bank. And they have secured a promise from Likud to bring forward a proposed law that would make it illegal for any nonprofit to receive funds from a foreign government without approval from the government. That is directed at the various Israeli peace, reconciliation, human rights, and dialogue organizations that get support from a variety of European countries who want to see peace between Israel and Palestinians.

May 07 08:01

New Right-Wing Israeli Government Expected To Complicate Palestinian Peace Process

One U.S. State Department official told BuzzFeed News that relations between Jerusalem and Washington were not expected to “warm up anytime soon” given Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s last-minute coalition.

May 07 07:57

Obama to Recognize Palestinian Statehood?

It's hard remembering how many times Obama pledged full support for Israel - at the same time spurning Palestinian rights. He's done nothing to help them throughout his tenure. He partnered with Netanyahu's genocidal Gaza war last summer. He supported mass slaughtering noncombatant men, women and children. He's waging multiple regional direct and proxy wars. He doesn't give a damn about Arab lives and welfare.

May 07 07:31

Palestinian village fights to survive as Israel sends in bulldozers

When hundreds of Israeli police and border patrol officers arrived in the village of Dahmash at 3am on 15 April, they sealed off the homes and forbade local residents from venturing outside. Within two hours, their bulldozers had torn through homes.

Eighteen members of the Assaf family, including several children, were left homeless. In total, five apartments in three different buildings were flattened.

A video of the demolition has since been posted on YouTube.

“It was very scary for the kids,” Miada Assaf, who lived one of the buildings, told a group of activists and journalists visiting the village on 2 May. “It’s very difficult for us when they come and destroy homes.”

Residents told The Electronic Intifada that police arrived in heavy riot gear and fired gas bombs in the area before bringing in the bulldozers.

May 07 07:30

Israeli defense minister promises to kill more civilians and threatens to nuke Iran

Israeli defense minister Moshe Yaalon on Tuesday said Israel would attack entire civilian neighborhoods during any future assault on Gaza or Lebanon.

Speaking at a conference in Jerusalem, Yaalon threatened that “we are going to hurt Lebanese civilians to include kids of the family. We went through a very long deep discussion … we did it then, we did it in [the] Gaza Strip, we are going to do it in any round of hostilities in the future.”

May 06 21:51

Amnesty whitewashes another massacre

Amnesty International has issued four reports on the Israeli massacre in Gaza in 2014. Given the scale of the destruction and the number of fatalities, any attempt to document the crimes committed should be welcomed. However, these reports are problematic, and raise questions about the organisation itself, including why the reports were ever written at all. They also raise questions about the broader human rights industry that are worth considering.

May 06 14:02

Palestine: More Than 11,000 Demolition Orders Pending in West Bank

There are more than 11,000 currently outstanding demolition orders issued by Israeli authorities against Palestinian-owned properties in the Occupied West Bank, according to new figures.

The official data, as presented by UN OCHA in a recent report, shows that Israeli authorities issued 14,087 demolition orders in ‘Area C’ of the West Bank between 1988 and 2014, on the basis that they lacked the required permit.

The number of affected structures is higher, however, as some orders target several structures.

May 06 12:56

Israeli MP Accused of Inciting Palestinian Genocide Named Justice Minister

There are fresh concerns over the future of Israeli-Palestinian relations after an Israeli ultranationalist member of the country’s parliament, who is accused of calling for the genocide of Palestinian people, was appointed Israel’s Justice minister.

Ayelet Shaked from the far-right HaBayit HaYehudi (Jewish Home) party was given the position as justice minister as part of a deal that saw PM Netanyahu gather enough support to form a coalition and control the Israeli parliament, the Knesset.

May 06 11:47

GAZERNICA

"This land of God cannot be for some a land of life and for others a land of death, exclusion, occupation or political imprisonment." -- Archbishop Michel Sabbah, Patriarch Emeritus of Jerusalem

May 06 11:10

UK General Election: Democracy hits the bottom

On the even of the UK’s legislative elections, Stuart Littlewood reflects on Britain’s bankrupt politics – devoid of talent and beholden to foreign states such as Israel – but detects a glimmer of hope.

May 06 10:38

Australian sports commentator fired for anti-war tweets

Australia’s SBS channel sacked one of its top football commentators, Scott McIntyre, for a series of tweets on Anzac Day doubting the wisdom of glorifying Aussie troops in any theater of war.

McIntyre was one of SBS’s leading football commentators, covering two FIFA World Cups and four Asian Cups. He has over 30,000 followers on Twitter.

May 06 09:33

Press TV: UK politics dominated by Israel lobbyists

Press TV has conducted an interview with Gilad Atzmon, a musician, author and political commentator in London, about a Jewish community’s recent criticism of Britain’s “complicity” in Israeli war crimes.

May 06 08:52

Chaos – not Victory – is Empire’s Name of the Game

“Once again a country “liberated” by the West is sinking deeper and deeper into chaos.”

This could be anyone of the countries in conflict, where Washington and its Western and Middle Eastern stooges sow war – eternal chaos, misery, death – and submission.

This is precisely the point: The Washington / NATO strategy is not to ‘win’ a war or conflict, but to create ongoing – endless chaos. That’s the way (i) to control people, nations and their resources; (ii) to assure the west is in continuous need for military – troops and equipment – remember more than 50% of the US GDP depends on the military industrial complex, related industries and services; and (iii) finally, a country in disarray or chaos, is broke and needs money – money with hardship conditions, ‘austerity’ money from the notorious IMF, World Bank and other associated nefarious ‘development institutions’ and money lenders; money that equals enslavement, especially with corrupt leaders that do not care for their people.

May 06 07:07

The Month in Pictures: April 2015

Israeli forces shot and killed five Palestinians in the occupied West Bank during the month of April.

May 06 07:07

South Africans apologize over forest planted on Palestinian village

Many donors to the South Africa Forest in present-day Israel probably do not realize that they are helping to cover up the results of ethnic cleansing. Such details have been omitted from a Jewish National Fund website promoting the Lower Galilee project as environmentally sound and offering a certificate to anyone who finances the plantation of at least two trees.

Campaigners with the group Stop the JNF in South Africa are trying to highlight how the land where the forest is located was once the site of the Palestinian village of Lubya. It was destroyed by Zionist forces during the Nakba (Arabic for catastrophe), the forced displacement of Palestinians in 1948.

In a novel ceremony on 1 May, a number of South Africans who have previously given money to the JNF issued a public apology.

May 05 15:09

Marianne Azizi's Facebook Page - videos of Ethiopian protests

May 05 14:35

A Bold Proposal: Palestine Should Give Its Refugees Citizenship

Palestine should confer citizenship on its stateless refugees and enter into bilateral agreements with other states to improve their situation – as citizens – wherever they reside. This proposal has pitfalls but it may be a powerful way to create facts on the road to freedom and rights.

May 05 14:05

Samples of Israeli Horrific Brutality and War Criminality in Gaza

The Israeli group Breaking the Silence issued a report this morning containing testimony from Israeli soldiers about the savagery and criminality committed by the Israeli military during the attack on Gaza last summer. The Independent has a good article describing the report’s findings: “The Israeli military deliberately pounded civilian areas in the Gaza Strip with incessant fire of inaccurate ordinance” and “was at best indifferent about casualties among the Palestinian population.” At best.

May 05 13:51

UN battle to ‘shame’ Israel over abuse of children

Palestinian solidarity groups have taken to social media to step up the pressure on United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to include Israel for the first time on a “shame list” of serious violators of children’s rights.

The campaign, which culminates in the submission of an online petition to Ban’s office on 7 May, was launched after indications that Israel is exerting enormous pressure on UN officials to avoid being named.

May 05 13:33

FLASHBACK - 9th Circuit Upholds Ban on Bus Ads About Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

In an editorial published Friday, the Los Angeles Times has lambasted the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for upholding the decision of Seattle’s transit system to block ads that denounced the U.S. for supporting “Israeli war crimes”–and all ads relating to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

May 05 12:52

BREAKING THE SILENCE: IDF ARMY VETS ADMIT TO DELIBERATELY TARGETING CIVILIANS

Breaking the Silence, an organization of veteran Israeli soldiers, harshly slammed the Israeli army for its operational policy during last summer’s aggression on Gaza, saying it led to “immense and unprecedented harm to the civilian population and infrastructures in the Gaza Strip,” Monday reported the Israeli daily Haaretz.
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May 05 12:47

Gilad Atzmon 2015 May Book Tour

From tomorrow I will be visiting many cities all over the US signing a new book I co-wrote with legendary cartoonist Enzo Apicella (A to Zion- The Definitive Israeli Lexicon- out on May 27th). A lot of controversy to follow...Books will be available for purchase ahead of publication at the events.

The first event is, Tomorrow, Wednesday May 6, NYC. An historic dialogue between ultra orthodox Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro and yours truly:

Please spread the message and come and bring your friends

May 05 12:00

Surviving in the “hell called Gaza”

Stuart Littlewood describes, through the words of a Palestinian mother from the Gaza Strip, one family's situation in the aftermath of Israel's genocidal assaults – overwhelmed by death, destruction, grief and chronic deprivation.

May 05 09:12

Robert Martin Palestine Exposing the Israeli brutality.

May 05 08:02

Samples of Israel's Horrific Brutality and War Criminality in Gaza

The Israeli group Breaking the Silence issued a report this morning containing testimony from Israeli soldiers about the savagery and criminality committed by the Israeli military during the attack on Gaza last summer. The Independent has a good article describing the report’s findings: “The Israeli military deliberately pounded civilian areas in the Gaza Strip with incessant fire of inaccurate ordinance” and “was at best indifferent about casualties among the Palestinian population.” At best.

This should surprise nobody who paid any attention to the brutal Israeli destruction of Gaza or, for that matter, countless Israeli attacks before that. The U.N. has said that 7 out of 10 people killed by the Israelis were civilians, “including 1,462 civilians, among them 495 children and 253 women”; video of Israelis killing four Gazan boys as they played on a beach sickened anyone decent.

May 05 08:00

Lauryn Hill Cancels Israel Concert, Citing Inability to Perform in Ramallah

R&B star Lauryn Hill said she has cancelled an upcoming performance in Israel because she was unable to organize a parallel concert in the Palestinian city of Ramallah.

May 05 07:51

Are you Jewish? Yes=Live, No=Death

Damn, we’re no longer in Brooklyn, Shlomo.

And these are the people our government sends billions to annually, while leaving millions of Americans in squalor at home.

Something is very wrong with this picture, literally.

May 04 15:02

Israeli military training damages Palestinian farms in Nablus

Israeli occupation forces started military training on Sunday to the east of the West Bank city of Nablus, causing severe damage to crops on Palestinian farms, Quds Press has reported. Eyewitnesses said that the Israelis brought heavy military equipment to the area, including tanks and other armoured vehicles, and started firing, causing huge panic among local residents.

May 04 14:14

Eyewitness account: Israeli police violence against Ethiopian anti-violence march

Marianne Azizi gives an eyewitness account of the violence and tear gas used by Israel’s police against Ethiopian Jews peacefully protesting in Tel Aviv on 3 May against police violence and racism.

May 04 14:09

Israeli closure turns East Jerusalem neighborhood into ‘prison’

Israeli forces have sealed the main entrance to the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-Zaayyem "locking up more than 6,000 Palestinians in a large prison," local residents say.

May 04 14:04

Israeli soldier testimonies reveal 'shoot to kill' policy in Gaza war

Testimonies from over 60 Israeli soldiers and officers who fought during last summer's war in the Gaza Strip were released to the public Monday, raising serious concerns over whether Israel's military adhered to the most basic principles of International Humanitarian Law.

May 04 13:55

Israeli Army Drills Continue to Set Fire to Jordan Valley Agricultural Lands

Fire erupted in a northern Jordan Valley grazing land, on Monday, after Israeli army embarked on live ammunition military training in the area, according to a local official.

May 04 11:51

Israel inflicted massive harm on Palestinians during 2014 war: Report

Israel inflicted "massive and unprecedented harm" to Palestinian civilians in the 2014 Gaza war with indiscriminate fire and lax rules of engagement, a report said on Monday, citing testimony given anonymously by dozens of troops.

The 237-page report by the Israeli advocacy group Breaking the Silence described how Israel Defence Forces (IDF) left swathes of devastation after they invaded Gaza last July with the stated aim of halting Hamas rocket fire out of the enclave.

"We were firing purposelessly all day long. Hamas was nowhere to be seen," one tank sergeant was quoted as saying.

The group said its finding cast "grave doubt on the IDF's ethics".

May 04 11:40

This is what “lack of evidence” looks like when Jewish settlers shoot Palestians

Of the three, two were armed with rifles and the other with a handgun. From the police testimony, we see that the handgun’s owner also sicked a dog on the Palestinians. The complainants managed to photograph some of their attackers, among them the handgun owner.

Four days after the incident, Abu Rhoda filed a complaint with the police. Almost three years later, on August 6, 2014, the prosecution informed us that it closed the case for lack of evidence. After a series of 14 phone calls, we managed to photocopy the case file on December 15, 2014 — more than four months after the case was closed. However, it was immediately apparent some of the material was missing. We continued requesting it until February 2015.

May 04 09:14

Gilad in the USA- May 15th

I will be visiting many cities all over the US in the next 3 weeks signing a new book I co-wrote with Enzo Apicella (A to Zion- The Definitive Israeli Lexicon- out on May 27th). Controversy to follow...Books will be available for purchase ahead of publication at the events.

The first event is on Wednesday i May 6, NYC. An historic dialogue between ultra orthodox Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro and yours truly:

Please spread the message and come and bring your friends

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Gilad sent me an early copy of the book, and without going into details it is very funny! I will be having him back on the show Thursday to discuss it.

May 04 09:09

Palestine UN envoy demands justice over Israel child abuse

“Every single day and in countless ways, Palestinian children are victims of Israeli human rights violations, with no child considered too young to be spared the oppression being meted out by the Israeli occupying forces and extremist settlers,” Ambassador Riyad Mansour wrote in the letter released late Saturday, Ma’an News Agency reported on Sunday.

The letter further added, “These crimes committed against our children are intolerable and unacceptable,” pointing out that abusing children by Israel is in violation of international humanitarian and human rights laws.

May 04 07:41

“Anything still there is as good as dead”

We entered a neighborhood with orchards, which is the scariest. There were lots of stories going around about being surprised by tunnels or explosive devices in these orchards. When you go in you fire at lots of suspicious places. You shoot at bushes, at trees, at all sorts of houses you suddenly run into, at more trees. You fire a blast and don’t think twice about it. When we first entered [the Gaza Strip] there was this ethos about Hamas – we were certain that the moment we went in our tanks would all be up in flames. But after 48 hours during which no one shoots at you and they’re like ghosts, unseen, their presence unfelt – except once in a while the sound of one shot fired over the course of an entire day – you come to realize the situation is under control. And that’s when my difficulty there started, because the formal rules of engagement – I don’t know if for all soldiers – were, “Anything still there is as good as dead.

May 03 15:27

Amnesty International browbeaten by pro-Israel propaganda outfi

Stuart Littlewood examines the professional propaganda effort behind a failed petition to distract the human rights watchdog Amnesty International from the crimes committed by the state of Israel against the Palestinian people.

May 03 11:16

Gaza Crisis “Unsustainable and Intolerable”

Carter and Brandtland are two of The Elders, “independent global leaders, brought together by Nelson Mandela, who offer their collective influence and experience to support peace building, help address major causes of human suffering and promote the shared interests of humanity”.

In her statement following the visit, Brundtland, who is currently the Deputy Chair of The Elders, said:

We came here to visit Gaza, the West Bank and Israel. "As you know, we were unable to go to Gaza...."

The two of them, a 90 year old former U.S. president, and his much younger colleague from Norway, have become a crusading international dynamic duo determined to end the immediate Gaza suffering that is both “unsustainable and intolerable”.

May 03 09:54

Planning Chaos in the Middle East: Destruction of Societies for Foreign Money Control

If one wonders how a desert-crawling line of Japanese open-back trucks gifted by the US filled with countless irregular fighters in plain view could ever have ever made it overnight to the point where Western military and political leaders are saying “the war against ISIL may be interminable”, one begins to see through the game. ISIL is a construction financed and trained by covert US and oil-king allies that ruins every place it enters, like Syria once the regime began to win the civil war. Al-Nusra/Al Qaeda was not enough. ISIL is a step up in the US-led control of the Middle East by terror, chaos and social devastation. “The Salvador option” was the first name for the post-war death squads in Iraq, but “Islamic State” stirs much more apocalyptic passions pro and con. Best of all, the ruling foreign war machines of the US, Israel, Saudi Arabia and NATO are now far better justified to “fight the barbaric terrorists”. Saudi Arabia with US support is now even projecting the “terrorist” and sectarian “Shiite” labels on the popular uprising of the poor in Yemen against a corrupt US-Saudi puppet government. One object alone is achieved. Peoples and resources of the region can be predated without sovereign social defences or unity of collective life purpose, the ultimate target of every US-led aggression. As long as all evils can be blamed on an ever-shifting Enemy, there is no overcoming recognition.

May 03 07:24

Jimmy Carter Calls Gaza Conditions "Intolerable"

On Saturday, 90-year-old former US President Jimmy Carter called conditions in Gaza "intolerable" eight months after Israel's summer 2014 genocidal war.

Visiting Jerusalem he said:

"What we have seen and heard only strengthens our determination to work for peace. The situation in Gaza is intolerable."

May 02 12:14

Banksy street art in Gaza

May 02 08:55

ICC rejects Israel's claims of bias in war crimes investigation

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has rejected Israel’s claims that the court may carry out a biased investigation into the Tel Aviv regime’s war crimes during its devastating military aggression against the Gaza Strip last summer.

ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told Israel’s Haaretz newspaper on Friday that The Hague-based court will launch an “unbiased” inquiry into the case. The court will consider evidence brought by Palestinians against Israel "independently and impartially without fear or favor," Bensouda said, adding that her "office will be guided by a policy of investigating and prosecuting those most responsible for the commission of mass crimes."

The Israeli regime launched a 50-day deadly war on Gaza last summer that ended in August 2014 with a truce. The aggression left about 2,200 Palestinians, including 577 children, dead and over 11,100 others injured.

May 02 08:48

Israeli settlement expansion goes unchecked

Kamal Farhan Abbad’s home sits at the edge of the West Bank Palestinian village of Jalud, near Nablus. The view from his window should include rolling hills, olive groves and cultivated lands; instead it mostly features the red-roofed homes and caravans of nearby illegal Israeli settlements.

Abbad’s home is Area C, the 60 percent of the West Bank under full and direct Israeli military control. It is home to 150,000 Palestinians who today are outnumbered by some 370,000 Israelis living in 237 settlements and outposts, which are deemed illegal according to international law.

May 02 08:35

Normalisation of Occupation in Movies

This is a part from a longer piece I wrote, I made a fast translation to english about the Movie “Waltz With Bashir”, which I think is a movie that tries to Normalize the violence inflicted on the Palestinians. With the last Assault on Gaza its important to Highlight those normalization attempts.

SHOOT AND CRY

May 02 08:01

Shin Bet tells Netanyahu to strike prisoner swap deal with Hamas

According to the leading Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Shin Bet warned Netanyahu to accelerate a prisoner swap deal with Hamas.

"You either choose the prisoner swap as soon as possible or a fiercer confrontation with the resistance in Gaza is coming," Haaretz reported Shin Bet saying to Netanyahu.

May 02 07:45

Netanyahu signs coalition deals

Netanyahu signs coalition deals with Kulanu, UTJ; Kahlon promises reforms

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a significant step toward forming his next government Wednesday when he signed coalition deals in the Likud faction’s office at the Knesset with the heads of Kulanu and United Torah Judaism.

The deals gave Netanyahu the support of 46 MKs from Kulanu, UTJ and his Likud.

He has until next Wednesday to complete a 67-MK coalition with Bayit Yehudi, Shas and Yisrael Beytenu

May 01 10:28

WATCH: Two white Israeli police officers beat black Israeli soldier in racist attack; police injure 13 more blacks in riots

Clashes have broken out in Jerusalem as more than 1,000 Ethiopian Israelis staged a protest, demanding an investigation into alleged police racism and violence.

At least 13 people were injured and two police officers and five protesters were taken to hospital, the Magen David Adom ambulance service said after protests on Thursday.

May 01 08:42

IF YOU ARE COMING TO PALESTINE ~~ KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT!

After an hour’s wait, a security officer came to pick up Philomène, telling her to take her luggage. In this first interrogation, the security officer asked her the reason for her visit, whether or not she had previously been to Israel, and why. After a few minutes, he began to get angry and called her a « liar » because it seemed to him impossible that a 20-year old would come to Palestine for a year for the sole purpose of playing and studying music. He asked her whether or not she had a Palestinian cell phone. She said no because she was afraid of placing her contacts in a bad position. The man stood up and pounded the desk with his fists, saying « You’re a liar, I don’t believe you ! »

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