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Jonathan Cook is a writer and journalist based in Nazareth, Israel. He is the 2011 winner of the Martha Gellhorn Special Prize for Journalism. His latest books are "Israel and the Clash of Civilisations: Iraq, Iran and the Plan to Remake the Middle East" (Pluto Press) and "Disappearing Palestine: Israel's Experiments in Human Despair" (Zed Books). His website is

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Sunset in the Arctic, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Military pollution is the skeleton in the West's climate closet Leaders at the COP26 summit have no intention of tackling the growing environmental impacts caused by their 'defense' spending.
From Syrian air defence system shot down Israeli Jet, From Images
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 29, 2018
The battle for Syria's skies will see a move from proxy clashes to direct ones Mike Pompeo, the hawkish new US Secretary of State, is due in Jerusalem on Sunday to discuss the fate of the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran, due for renewal next month. Israel hopes the US will tear up the deal, allowing sanctions to be intensified and forcing Iran to concentrate on its diplomatic woes and mounting protests at home rather than project its influence into Syria.
Silence is compliance - A protester with a message, From FlickrPhotos
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 1, 2017
After Sy Hersh's Bombshell Investigation, Why Won't Media Tell the Real Story of Trump's Military Strike in Syria? Any publication that has covered either the White House-Pentagon threats or the rehashing of the OPCW report and has not mentioned Hersh's revelations is writing nothing less than propaganda in service of a western foreign policy agenda trying to bring about the illegal overthrow of the Syrian government. And so far that appears to include every single U.S. and UK mainstream newspaper and TV station.
Trumpenstein monster, From GoogleImages
(27 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 9, 2016
American liberals unleashed the Trump monster The reason Trump is heading to the Oval Office is because the Democratic party rigged the primaries to ensure that a candidate who could have beaten Trump, Bernie Sanders, did not get on the ticket. You want to blame someone, blame Clinton and the rotten-to-the-core Democratic party leadership.
Nelson Mandela tributes in Parliament Square - London, From ImagesAttr
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 7, 2013
Mandela: a Dissenting Opinion Offering a dissenting opinion at this moment of a general outpouring of grief at Nelson Mandela's death is not likely to court popularity. It is also likely to be misunderstood. Nonetheless, it is important to pause during the widespread acclamation of his legacy, mostly by people who have never demonstrated a fraction of his integrity, to consider a lesson that most observers want to overlook.
The delegitimization of Israel is truly under way, and the party doing most of the damage is Israel itself., From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 14, 2014
Tide Turns against Israel: Pariah Status and Isolation Lie Ahead A damaging falling-out last month, following insults from the defense minister against Kerry, has not subsided. Last week Netanyahu unleashed his closest cabinet allies to savage Kerry again, with one calling the US secretary of state's pronouncements "offensive and intolerable." But despite outward signs, Netanyahu is less alone than he looks -- and far from ready to compromise.
From ImagesAttr
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 18, 2012
Why Gaza must suffer again -- The four guilty parties behind Israel's attack If Israelis really believe they have to endure greater suffering because the Palestinians lack accurate weapons, then maybe they should start lobbying Washington to distribute its military hardware more equitably, so the Palestinians can receive the same allocations of military aid and armaments as Israel.
Benjamin Netanyahu, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 7, 2015
Mr Netanyahu is king of a world of perpetual fear In this world of perpetual fear, Arabs and Iranians are viewed only as distant and dangerous objects, not people. And in the world of worst possibilities, Mr Netanyahu is king. But Israel's enemies are changing. Where once it fought Arab states, now its tanks and attack helicopters struggle against the guerrilla tactics of Hamas and Hizbollah.
The message is: 'You either accept your subjugation or leave'
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 31, 2019
How Israel is working to remove Palestinians from Jerusalem "The settlers arrive, and then so do the police, the army, private security guards and municipal inspectors. The settlers have a machine behind them whose role is to make life as uncomfortable as possible for Palestinians. The message is: 'You either accept your subjugation or leave'."
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 26, 2011
Is Britain Plotting With Israel To Attack Iran? Ex-ambassador Exposes Government Cover-up Last February Britain's then defense minister Liam Fox attended a dinner in Tel Aviv with a group described as senior Israelis. Alongside him sat Adam Werritty, a lobbyist whose "improper relations" with the minister would lead eight months later to Fox's hurried resignation.
From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 10, 2012
Forget Iran, It's Israel's Nuclear Gun Pointed at Obama's Head Discord between the two "unshakeable allies" is not limited to Iran. Antipathy has been the norm for decades. Over the summer, current and former CIA officials admitted that the US security establishment has always regarded Israel as its number one counter-intelligence threat in the Middle East.
'We want to live, but our neighbours want to see us dead' - Zelensky, From FlickrPhotos
(27 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 15, 2022
Why Zelensky's dream of Ukraine becoming 'big Israel' makes Moscow nervous The Israeli government has been trying to keep as low a profile as possible over the war in Ukraine but Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president seems determined to drag Israel on to centre stage.
Palestine Nazareth 1948, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Why Israel has silenced the 1948 story of Nazareth's survival Nazareth was not only an anomaly; it was a mistake. It was supposed to be cleared of its Palestinian population, just like those other Palestinian cities now in Israel. Much to Israel's regret, it has become an unofficial capital for Israel's 1.6 million Palestinian citizens, a fifth of the Israeli population.
From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 30, 2012
Western complicity exposed -- Europe and US richly reward Israel for pariah status The Netanyahu government has serially defied and insulted foreign leaders, including US President Obama; given the settlers virtual free rein; blocked peace talks with the Palestinians; intimidated and marginalized human rights groups, UN agencies and even Israeli courts; and fueled a popular wave of Jewish ethnic and religious chauvinism against the country's Palestinian minority, foreign workers and asylum seekers.
Freedom for Palestine, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 6, 2018
Sisi holds key to Trump's Sinai plan for Palestinians Both Abbas and Hamas are more isolated than ever, and the situation in Gaza more desperate. Israel has cultivated much closer ties to the Gulf states as they fashion joint opposition to Iran. And the Trump administration has dropped even the pretense of neutrality in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Gaza can be kept under Israel's thumb without Israel sharing any blame.
Net Neutrality is in danger!, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 23, 2017
From an open internet, back to the dark ages The existing rules of "net neutrality" are already failing progressives and dissidents. If the changes are approved next month, internet service providers (ISPs), the corporations that plug us into the internet, will also be able to decide what we should see and what will be out of reach.
Health Services are poor or non-existent in many Palestinian communities especially in dozens of Bedouin villages Israel has refused to recognise, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 25, 2020
Palestinians hunker down for Ramadan facing a virus that doesn't discriminate but an occupier that does Palestinian citizens are now the fastest growing group in Israel testing positive for the virus and that despite continuing low levels of testing. Ramadan is expected to exacerbate that upward trend dramatically as families shop for food and eat meals with extended families.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 3, 2017
In age of forest fires, Israel's law against Palestinian goats proves self-inflicted wound for Zionism Five years after he bought Sycamore ranch, Sharon created the "Green Patrol," a paramilitary unit of the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, whose tasks included seizing and slaughtering the Bedouin's black goats. Faced with the scientific evidence and the threat of more fires, Ariel has climbed down. "Goats are an important factor in fire prevention, and we want to encourage the act of grazing," he now says.
Brexit Panic, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 26, 2016
Israel should be deeply disturbed by the Brexit vote It has taken decades for Europe to even acknowledge -- let alone remedy -- the problem that it is also trading with illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank. If the EU starts to unravel, and US neoliberal hegemony weakens, Israel will be in trouble. It will be in desperate need of a new guarantor, one prepared to support a country that polls repeatedly show is mistrusted around the world. Brexit is simply the warning siren.
The clock is ticking fast and it is evident that neither candidate is actually going to do anything substantive to save us from ecological catastrophe, From InText
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 23, 2020
Why the left's case for lesser evil sounds hollow The lesser evil argument rests on the false assumption that we are not already in a time of revolution, if not a political revolution, certainly an ecological one. The planet is about to throw up our house of cards, our civilisation and violently reorder it for us.
Satellite photos of the supposed Syrian nuclear site before and after the Israeli airstrike., From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Syria, "Experts" and George Monbiot Although the attack on the "nuclear reactor" occurred a decade ago, there are pressing lessons to be learned for those analyzing current events in Syria. The IAEA failed to disclose the fact that it was certain the building was not a nuclear plant, allowing the fabricated narrative to be spread unchallenged. It abandoned science to bow instead to political expediency.
The accusations relate to the
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Antisemitism Claims Have One Goal - To Stop Jeremy Corbyn winning power The Jewish community's alienation from Labour has been years in the making but it is Johnson's Conservatives who have embraced hostility to minorities.
Power faces questions about its legitimacy its methods its purposes, From InText
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 25, 2020
How We Stay Blind to the Story of Power Power needs to be rid of Sanders, just as it previously had to rid itself of Corbyn because both are that rarest thing - politicians who are not imprisoned within the current power paradigm. Because they do not serve power cultishly like most of their colleagues such politicians threaten to shine a light on true power.
Hillary Clinton, From GoogleImages
(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 7, 2016
No, Hillary Clinton is not less evil than Trump Unless progressive Americans show they are prepared to vote out of conviction, not out of necessity, the Democratic party will never have to take account of their views. It will keep throwing up leaders -- in different colors and different sexes -- to front the tiny elite that runs the US and seeks to rule the world. It is time to say no -- loudly -- to Clinton, whether she is the slightly lesser-evil candidate or not.
Benjamin Netanyahu, From GoogleImages
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 30, 2016
Israeli expulsion law "violates all rules of democracy" Over the past 15 years, the Central Elections Committee, which is dominated by Jewish parties, has repeatedly tried to ban Palestinian MKs from standing for election. However, the Israeli Supreme Court overturned the decisions on appeal. on the eve of the election, Netanyahu made his much-criticized comment warning that "Arabs are coming out in droves to the polls."
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 27, 2019
Film Charts Failed Experiment inviting Palestinian teens to become kibbutzniks A new documentary brings to light an episode almost completely erased from Israel's official history - and one that reveals how Israel's apartheid character was established from its birth.
Israeli software used on Palestinians is producing new cyber weapons that are rapidly being incorporated into global digital platforms, From InText
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 12, 2019
How The Hand of Israeli Spy Tech Reaches Deep Into Our Lives Digital age weapons developed by Israel to oppress Palestinians are rapidly being repurposed for much wider applications - against Western populations who have long taken their freedoms for granted.
Priti Patel, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 10, 2017
UK minister forced to resign over secret Israel meetings as questions continue to swirl It is worth remembering that Israel, its still-powerful neocon allies in Washington and the Saudi regime are angling for the Israeli army to reverse the decisive gains Assad and his allies have made in taking back control of Syria in recent months.
From Nakba horror, From YouTubeVideos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 13, 2018
Western leaders betrayed Palestinians 70 years ago. There is no sign that is about to change Israel has been crafting a dishonest counter-narrative ever since the Nakba, one that historians scouring the archives have exploded. The only legitimate struggle for Palestinians, it seems, is keeping quiet, allowing their lands to be plundered and their children to be starved.
video depicting Asra'a Zidan Abed moments before she was shot at the Afula bus station, October 9, 2015, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 29, 2015
Palestinian Woman Shot: Israeli police alter story again Might the police be disciplined, or, more properly, punished, for shooting a woman six times for no reason at all? Apparently not. They have been investigated and it has been decided that "there is no reason to take disciplinary measures against them, given the extenuating circumstances of the incident". One might well ask: what were those "extenuating circumstances"?
David Cameron, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 10, 2015
The real lessons of the Tory victory The revolution that we need in Britain and the US has to start with a disengagement from the mainstream media's representation of events. We have to discard their narratives. Even more important than an overhauled electoral system, one that fairly reflects the electorate's preferences, we need a grassroots media that is free of the control of fabulously wealthy proprietors and major corporations.
The decision to indict Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on three separate criminal counts pushes the country's already unprecedented electoral stalemate, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 24, 2019
Finally Charged and Lacking a Mandate to Govern - Netanyahu's Days are numbered As the deadlock over forming a government continues, charges against the caretaker prime minister have tipped the country into an uncharted constitutional crisis.
Jeremy Corbyn, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 4, 2019
The plot to keep Jeremy Corbyn out of power But just as Russell Brand's rejection of the old politics began to articulate a wider mood, it was stopped in its tracks. After Corbyn was unexpectedly elected Labour leader, offering for the first time in living memory a politics that listened to people before money, Brand's style of rejectionism looked a little too cynical, or at least premature.
Israel's Palestinian citizens are once again being discussed as a threat to their country's democracy, From InText
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Netanyahu, the Joint List and a history of demonising Palestinian voters Israel's re-run election last week revealed the bitter struggles within the Israeli right for dominance, between a coalition of religious and settler parties led by Benjamin Netanyahu and their opponents in the secular Blue and White party of army generals.
The election result offers us a simple but effective way to gauge how well the center-left did and understand the wider ideological composition of Israeli Jewish society as it exists today, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 26, 2019
The Real Divide in Israeli Politics is between religious and secular ultra-nationalism The center-left represents 10 per cent of the Jewish public, the nationalist right 31 per cent, and the religious and fascist far-right 59 per cent. In other words, the Israeli far-right should have a permanent and large majority.
Libyan National Security Adviser Mutassim Gaddafi a son of Colonel Gaddafi with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2009 Father and son were later executed, From Uploaded
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 23, 2019
The Democrats Helped Cultivate the Barbarism of ISIS The last 20 years did not actually happen. Many of us lived through those events. Our memories are not so short. Islamic State, or Isis, didn't emerge out of nowhere. It was entirely a creation of two decades of US interference in the Middle East.
From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Don't expect a second-term Obama to take on Israel The reality is that the White House is stuck with an Israeli government, with or without Netanyahu, that rejects an agreement with the Palestinians. As tensions flare again on the Israel-Gaza border -- threatening an Israeli attack, just as occurred in the run-up to the last Israeli election -- it looks disturbingly like four more years of the same.
Palestinian Christians under Israeli occupation speak out, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 23, 2019
Bit by bit Israel aims to squeeze out the Palestinian Christians Far from respecting and nurturing Palestinian Christians, Israel has treated them as a grave threat to its self-serving, contorted narrative of a clash of civilizations.
Jared Kushner senior adviser to the President says the White House's Middle East plan is
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 9, 2020
Duh, Jared! So Who Built the PA as a 'Police State'? Kushner is right that the PA is increasingly authoritarian and uses its security forces in oppressive ways - because that's exactly what it was set up to do by Israel and the US.
The British Labour party has arrived with the suspension of MP Chris Williamson for anti-semitism, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 1, 2019
Britain's Witchfinders are Ready to Burn Jeremy Corbyn He dared to challenge the authority of the witchfinders. He suggested that some of those being hounded out of Labour may not in fact be witches. Or more specifically, in the context of constant claims of a Labour "anti-semitism crisis", he argued that the party had been "too apologetic" in dealing with the bad-faith efforts of those seeking to damage a Corbyn-led party.
Michael Lynk a Canadian law professor told the UN's human rights council that only urgent international action could prevent Israel's 52-year occupation of the West Bank transforming into de facto annexation, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 27, 2019
UN Expert's Call to Stop Israeli Settlement of Palestinian Territories Falls on Deaf Ears The judge who laid down the legal architecture needed to establish Israel's settlements has just died. But his legacy has inspired a fresh generation of jurists to create new mechanisms for dispossessing the Palestinians.
Conoravirus Crisis, From WikimediaPhotos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 18, 2020
A lesson coronavirus is about to teach the world Despite everything we have been told for four decades or more, western capitalist societies are far from the most efficient ways of organizing ourselves. That will be laid bare as the coronavirus crisis deepens.
It is the soldiers' very duty to crush the Palestinians' will for freedom to leave them utterly hopeless, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 10, 2019
Israel is Silencing The Last Voices trying to prevent abuse of Palestinians It has been a week of appalling abuses committed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank - little different from the other 2,670 weeks endured by Palestinians since the occupation began in 1967.
From Israeli troops are encircling Arab neighborhoods and blocking roads with concrete cubes, From YouTubeVideos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 4, 2018
The lies and self-deceptions at work within Israel's "moral" army A half-century of occupation has not only corrupted generations of teenage Israeli soldiers who have been allowed to lord it over Palestinians. It has also created an industry of lies and self-deceptions to ensure that the consciences of Israelis are never clouded by a moment of doubt that maybe their army is not so moral after all.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 11, 2018
At 70, Israel more than ever deserves a cultural and academic boycott For 70 years, Israel has been expanding a process of canonization and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, while Western leaders have turned a blind eye. In fact, through economic, diplomatic and military support, Western governments have actively abetted Israel in dispossessing Palestinians.
Palestinians await Israeli demolition of their homes in the West Bank Settlements, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Profiting from loss: how business in illegal Israeli settlements continues unchecked UN efforts to protect Palestinian land from economic exploitation are failing, and exposing the hypocrisy of western states.
From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 3, 2013
Israel to drill for oil in the West Bank What seems clear is that the oil field extends over a very large area, with much of the reserves believed to lie under Palestinian territory in the West Bank. According to the Oslo accords, Israel is obligated to coordinate any exploration for natural resources in shared territory with the Palestinian Authority, and reach agreements on how to divide the benefits.
Corona virus fear, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 3, 2020
The bigger picture is hiding behind a virus Our current fear is an enemy to our developing and maintaining a critical perspective. The more we are frightened by graphs, by deaths, the more we are likely to submit to whatever we are told will keep us safe.
IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) war on Palestine..., From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 2, 2015
The Israeli war crime that goes unmentioned Who will be to blame when Israel gets the next war with Lebanon or Gaza it wants and Hizbollah or Hamas respond by firing their imprecise rockets in retaliation? When Israeli civilians die under those rockets, will Hizbollah and Hamas be responsible or will it be Israel's fault? We will doubtless hear the answer from the United Nations, Human Rights Watch and the New York Times soon.
Netanyahu is expected to be charged with fraud and breach of trust in the immediate wake of next month's election, From Uploaded
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 2, 2019
How Israel's Religious Right is now in the driving seat Yossi Gurvitz, an Israeli journalist and researcher on religious extremism said the rise of the religious right was an indication of wider shifts in Israeli society. "Israel is getting more religious and its religious parties are getting more extreme".
Free Ahed Tamimi, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 8, 2018
Ahed Tamimi's arrest sheds a disturbing light on how children are targeted by Israel Sixteen-year-old Ahed Tamimi was charged last week with assault and incitement after she slapped two heavily armed Israeli soldiers as they refused to leave the courtyard of her family home in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah. Her mother, Nariman, is in detention for filming the incident. The video quickly went viral.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Balfour Declaration: how Britain broke its feeble promise to Palestinians In occupied East Jerusalem, Palestinians are denied all national and institutional representation. And in the West Bank, the powers of the Palestinian Authority -- supposedly the Palestinians' fledgling government -- extend no further than acting as a security contractor for Israel and carrying out municipal services like garbage collection.
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 5, 2017
The row over Jerusalem gives American Jews a tough choice The Netanyahu government, it seems, prefers as allies Christian evangelicals and the US alt-right, which loves Israel as much as it appears to despise Jews. Israel is plotting a future in which American Jews will have to make hard choices. Can they continue to identify with a state that openly turns its back on them?
TB Joshua is the latest in a wave of pro-Zionist preachers taking an active interest in Israel and Palestinians will pay the price, From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 9, 2019
How Evangelical Christians risk setting the Middle East on fire The Nigerian pastor, who has millions of followers worldwide and calls himself a prophet aroused local hostility not only because his brand of Christianity strays far from the more traditional doctrines of Middle Eastern churches.
Ezra Nawi is one of Israel's most courageous human rights/pro-democracy activists., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 31, 2016
Behind Israel's campaign to vilify peace groups Israeli government funds have been secretly transferred to far-right organizations leading a smear campaign against groups opposed to the occupation, investigations show. Human rights activists, the campaigns claim, are betraying their country by providing information that fuels criticism overseas of Israel and helps to bolster an international boycott movement.
Casino mogul, and donor of millions of dollars to Republican campaigns and hawkish think tanks, Sheldon Adelson, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 4, 2015
The battle between American-Jewish political donors heats up The growing diplomatic rupture between Netanyahu and Obama appears to have become a motivating factor among major donors in the upcoming presidential race. According to analysts, the key bankrollers of both the Republican and Democratic campaigns want to make sure Netanyahu faces a much easier ride with Obama's successor.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 12, 2016
Is Israel on the brink of tearing itself asunder? An Israeli consensus believes Gaza has been free of occupation since the settlers were pulled out in 2005, despite the fact that Israel still surrounds most of the coastal strip with soldiers, patrols its air space with drones and denies access to the sea.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu draws a red line on a graphic of a bomb as he addresses the 67th United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York, Sept 27, 2012., From ImagesAttr
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 26, 2015
Netanyahu goes nuclear ... prepare for fallout A leaked report has undermined Binyamin Netanyahu's claims on Iran's nuclear capability. If the Israeli prime minister keeps going, he will destroy more than his own credibility, says Jonathan Cook.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Israel's efforts to hide Palestinians from view no longer fools young American Jews Increasingly, American Jewry is becoming polarized, between an older generation whose ignorance allows them to advocate unthinkingly for Israel and a young generation whose greater knowledge has brought with it a sense of responsibility. In an ever-more globalized world, this trend is going to intensify.
Macron's confusion of anti-Zionism with antisemitism is patently nonsensical, From InText
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 28, 2019
France's Macron leads the way as western leaders malevolently confuse anti-Zionism with antisemitism It is increasingly being accepted that anti-Zionism and antisemitism are two sides of the same coin. That trend was consolidated last week when Emmanuel Macron, the centrist French president, went further than simply reiterating his repeated conflation of anti-Zionism and antisemitism. This time he threatened to outlaw anti-Zionism.
UK officials have stonewalled a campaign to expose a group that funded a park used to aid the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 16, 2019
How Britain Dresses Up Crimes in Israel as 'charitable acts' The Israeli army laid waste to many hundreds of Palestinian villages, turning them into rubble. Forests planted over the villages were then promoted as efforts to "make the desert bloom".
From ImagesAttr
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 9, 2014
Israel not ready to give up "villa in the jungle" The last thing Israeli leaders want is for Jewish and Palestinian citizens to develop shared interests, forge friendships and act in solidarity. That would start to erode the rationale for a Jewish state, especially one premised on the supposed need of the Jews to defend themselves from a hostile world. In short, a Jewish state's future precisely depends on the anti-Arab stereotypes inculcated in young Israeli minds.
US President Donald Trump told thousands of Israel's supporters at a rally in Florida at the weekend that some American Jews
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Hebron Plan is Israel's Reminder to Palestinians That Settler-Power Knows No Limits Proposed destruction of the West Bank city's market to make way for a new settlement is the Israeli government's route to refashion its apartheid system as the rule of law.
Julian Assange is arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London., From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 3, 2019
Don't Be Fooled: Media Still Selling Out Assange The media outlets that have suddenly rushed to Assange's cause are doing so out of self-protection, writes Jonathan Cook, not legal or journalistic principle.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 13, 2010
US Arms 'Bonanza' in Middle East; Israel and Saudis to Buy Advanced War Planes Two of the United States' closest allies in the Middle East, Israel and Saudi Arabia, are on the brink of signing large arms deals with the US in a move designed to ratchet up the pressure on Iran, according to defence analysts.
These are not political enemies They are ideological bedfellows, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Why Israel is Struggling to find a way out of its political deadlock Mr Gantz thinks it is important to maintain bipartisan US support for Israel's belligerent occupation while Mr Netanyahu has preferred to throw Israel's hand in with Donald Trump and the Christian religious right.
Jeremy Corbyn, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 27, 2016
Brexit and the diseased liberal mind the debate about Brexit was never about values or principles -- it was about money. It still is. The Remainers are talking only about the threat to their pensions. The Brexiters are talking only about the role of immigrants in driving down wages. And there is good reason: because the EU is part of the walls of the economic prison that has been constructed all around us.
Palestinian citizens of Israel take to streets to accuse police and politicians of exploiting crime wave in their communities, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 11, 2019
Israeli Police 'turning a blind eye to killing spree' The absence of banking services in many Palestinian towns, and the difficulties Palestinian citizens faced gaining loans and mortgages, had strengthened the role of criminal groups. They lent money at extortionate rates that borrowers could often not afford to repay.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 17, 2017
How Israeli schools help sabotage peace prospects Jonathan Cook says that Israel's intolerant education system is losing the battle to educate for peace and reconciliation
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 13, 2016
Israel's stolen babies remains the state's darkest secret If there is a lesson to be drawn from the government's partial admission about the abductions, it should alert Israel's Arab Jews to the fact that they face the same enemy as the Palestinians: a European Jewish establishment that remains resolutely resistant to the idea of living in peace and respect with either Arabs or the region.
Partition Plan Middle East, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Trump's Peace Plan Has Been Designed to Fail -- Exactly Like Its Predecessors When Trump's plan crashes, as it will, Washington will have the chance to exploit a supposed Palestinian rejection as justification for approving annexation by Israel of yet more tranches of occupied territory. The Palestinians will be left with a shattered homeland. No self-determination, no viable state, no independent economy, just a series of aid-dependent ghettos.
Robert Fisk, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Robert Fisk rips away excuses for air strike on Syria Fisk's report shows that there is a highly credible alternative explanation for what happened in Douma -- one that needs to be investigated. Which means that an attack on Syria should never have taken place before inspectors were able to investigate and report their findings. The US-UK-France launched air strikes hours before the UN inspectors were due to begin their work in Syria, thereby pre-empting it.
Explosives and bulldozers destroyed dozens of homes leaving many hundreds of Palestinians without a roof over their heads, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 28, 2019
Sur Baher Home Demolitions illustrate a vicious spiral of oppression in Palestine The Sur Baher demolitions took place in "Area A", land assigned by Oslo to the Palestinians' government-in-waiting - as a prelude to Palestinian statehood.
Netanyahu speaks out amid corruption probes, From YouTubeVideos
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Netanyahu alarms Palestinians with talk of land swap Netanyahu made public his adoption of the long-standing and highly controversial plan of his far-right defence minister, Avigdor Lieberman. This would see borders redrawn to allow Israel to annex coveted settlements in the West Bank in exchange for stripping hundreds of thousands of Palestinians of their Israeli citizenship and reassigning their communities to a highly circumscribed Palestinian state.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held the first cabinet meeting for his new government, From ImagesAttr
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Why Israel's cabinet will be a headache for the US Just as the White House gears up for another 18 months of humiliation and sabotage from Netanyahu and his government, Obama is showering Israel with gifts, as part of its long-standing "security" doctrine. Obama may signal verbally his disquiet with the current Israeli government, but he is not about to exact any real price from Israel, even as it shifts ever further right.
Priti Patel, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 13, 2017
What the Priti Patel scandal tells us about the dark operations of the UK's powerful Israel lobby There is growing hysteria about foreign interference in US and European politics. Is it not time for western states to show as much concern about the malign influence of Israel's lobbyists as they do about Russian hackers?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 8, 2020
Israel's 'Peace Camp' Flirts With Oblivion No surprise that Gantz has competed with Netanyahu to support the Trump plan's sanctioning of the annexation of the West Bank's illegal settlements and the Jordan Valley.
Hebron, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Breaking the Silence about Israel's occupation of Hebron Ido Even-Paz switched on his body camera as his tour group decamped from the bus in Hebron. The former Israeli soldier wanted to document any trouble we might encounter in this, the largest Palestinian city in the occupied West Bank, but it was not Hebron's Palestinian residents who concerned him.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Trump's 'deal of the century' won't bring peace - that was the plan The proposal deliberately includes a host of unrealisable preconditions before what remains of Palestine can be recognised
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 11, 2018
The Crisis in Corbyn's Labour Party is Over Israel, Not Anti-Semitism It should be clear that this anti-semitism "crisis" is not chiefly about respecting Jewish sensitivities or even about Jewish identity. It is about protecting the sensitivities of some Jews on Israel, a state oppressing and dispossessing the Palestinian people.
Jeremy Corbyn, From FlickrPhotos
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Is Israel's hand behind the attacks on Jeremy Corbyn? Has Israel been covertly fuelling claims of an "anti-Semitism crisis" purportedly plaguing Britain's Labour Party since it elected a new leader, Jeremy Corbyn, three years ago? That question is raised by a new freedom of information request submitted this week by a group of Israeli lawyers, academics and human rights activists.
Depending on who was spinning the narrative Corbyn was either a secret Jew hater or a man who endlessly indulged antisemitism within his inner circle and in the wider party, From Uploaded
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Antisemitism Threats Will Keep Destroying Labour If there is one issue that denotes the terminal decline of Labour as a force for change - desperately needed social, economic and environmental change - it is not Brexit. It is the constant furore over an "antisemitism crisis" supposedly plaguing the party for the past five years.
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Why the Washington Post killed the story of Murdoch's bid to buy the US presidency In early 2011 Murdoch sent Roger Ailes, the boss of Fox News, to Afghanistan to persuade Gen David Petraeus, former commander of US forces, to run against Barack Obama in 2012. The Post buried it inside the paper's lifestyle section, presenting it as what the section editor called "a buzzy media story that...didn't have the broader import" that would justify a better showing in the paper.
Israel arms with rogue regimes, From TwitterPhotos
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Israel maintains robust arms trade with rogue regimes Israel has not divulged details of its ties to Myanmar's military government, but public records show that it has sold the military there armed patrol boats, guns and surveillance equipment. Myanmar's special forces have also been trained by Israelis.
Julian Assange, From YouTubeVideos
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Endless Procedural Abuses Show Julian Assange Case Was Never About Law Chelsea Manning has been repeatedly jailed, and is now facing ruinous fines for every day she refuses to testify against Assange as the US desperately seeks to prop up its bogus espionage claims. In Medieval times, the authorities were more honest: they simply put people on the rack.
Environmental experts from two Israeli universities issued a report in June warning that the imminent collapse of Gaza's water sewage and electricity infrastructure would soon rebound on Israel, From Uploaded
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Uninhabitable: Gaza Faces the Moment of Truth Stories of Gaza's endless suffering a short distance from Israelis' homes are unlikely to shame them into action. They can be roused only out of self-interest - a fear for their own safety and the well being of their loved ones.
About 400,000 settlers live in the West Bank in 150 official settlements and another 120 so-called
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Annexation: How Israel already controls more than half of the West Bank A state of de facto annexation already exists on the ground in most of the occupied West Bank. Almost two-thirds of the Palestinian territory including most of its most fertile and resource-rich land is under full Israeli control.
Jodi Rudoren headed the New York Times bureau in Israel., From YouTubeVideos
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Jodi Rudoren says Palestinians experience "apartheid" -- but not in NYT Reporters covering Israel and Palestine are systematically targeted by Israel lobbyists in an attempt to pressure them and their papers into self-censorship. The goal is to skew the coverage to make Israel look much better than it would otherwise, and the Palestinians much worse.
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The secrets in Israel's archives: Evidence of ethnic cleansing kept under lock and key The state's chief archivist says many of the documents "are not fit for public viewing" and raise doubts about Israel's "adherence to international law," while the government warns that greater transparency will "damage foreign relations."
Benny Gantz elected Israeli speaker signalling deal with Netanyahu, From InText
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'Foolish and Naive' - How the 'Joint List' got it all wrong for ever believing Benny Gantz Gantz's bloc clearly abhors Israel's Palestinian citizens even more than the 'king of corruption' it sought to overthrow.
Benjamin Netanyahu, From ImagesAttr
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Netanyahu's "Mr Iran" routine is for the home crowd Why is Netanyahu acting like a bull in a diplomatic china shop, and doing so at the cost of imperiling relations with the US, when his own advisers say there is no obvious Iranian threat and a deal is unlikely? Scaremongering about Iran has proved a winning formula for Netanyahu, who looks about to secure a third consecutive term as prime minister at next month's general election.
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Videos of Israeli raids on sleeping children Behind the immediate terror of being confronted by these faceless soldiers, the children know from friends or family that there is a real danger they will be seized -- maybe tonight or another night -- if the military decide they are wanted. They will be taken from their parents without warning to a military prison, where they may be held for months and their family will probably be unable to visit them.
The Israeli prime minister has worn down voters by refusing to go while his rival Benny Gantz has no visible path to power, From InText
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Netanyahu may yet prove himself the Houdini of Israeli politics It may have taken him a year and three elections to achieve it, but on Tuesday, Benjamin Netanyahu started to look like the Great Houdini of Israeli politics - escape artist extraordinaire.
From Israel and Palestine -- history of the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians, From YouTubeVideos
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Palestinian rage will rise to the surface in time The US policy change on Jerusalem has been a hammer blow to the three main pillars supporting the cause of Palestinian statehood: the Palestinian Authority, the European Union and the Arab states. The undercurrents of Palestinian rage chiefly swirl below the surface. But they will rise in time, and the consequences of Mr Trump's deed will become all too apparent.
Israel and Palestine, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 18, 2015
Lawfare, Israel's continuation of war by other means Israeli leaders, led by Binyamin Netanyahu, the prime minister, have accused the PA of pursuing what they call "lawfare" instead of peace negotiations. In January Netanyahu convened legal advisers to help devise a strategy to discredit the ICC, saying war crimes investigations against Israel were "absurd" and a "perversion of justice."
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 5, 2018
Fourteen-year-old Ghada was the latest victim of Israel's dehumanizing machine What crushes Palestinian spirits is not just the calculated malevolence of Israel's occupation authorities as they kill and imprison Palestinians, seal them in ghettos, steal land and demolish homes. It is also the system's casual indifference to their fate. Palestinians are viewed as numbers and bodies rather than human beings.
The Peace to Prosperity Workshop held in Manama is just the latest in a long running series of impossible propositions, From InText
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In Bahrain The Horizon of Peace stretched further away from Palestinians Once more the West is trying to foist on the Palestinians an inequitable peace deal. The one certainty is that they will reject it - it is the only issue on which the Fatah and Hamas leaderships are united - again ensuring the Palestinians can be painted as the obstacle to progress.
From Benjamin Netanyahu, From Images
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 18, 2018
Make no mistake, Netanyahu is not a man of peace While hardline nationalists make political capital by publicly demanding an attack on Gaza, Israel's prime minister is opting to keep Palestinians there voiceless and isolated.
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Israel's Grand Hypocrisy: Netanyahu Slams "Anti-Liberal" Arab Spring As protests raged again across the Middle East, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, offered his assessment of the Arab Spring last week. It was, he said, an "Islamic, anti-western, anti-liberal, anti-Israeli, undemocratic wave", adding that Israel's Arab neighbours were "moving not forwards, but backwards".
Gaza Crisis, Global Silence After 10 years of Israeli siege., From YouTubeVideos
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Why is the Israeli army suddenly concerned about Gaza? For years, Gaza has been on the brink of collapse. Jonathan Cook looks at the troubling reasons behind a sudden uptick in interest by the Israeli military
The Trump administration offered Mr Netanyahu a campaign fillip by recognising Israel's illegal annexation of the Golan Heights territory Israel seized from Syria in 1967, From InText
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For Israel, annexation of the West Bank is a long-established goal This is a war of attrition - what Israelis have long understood as "creeping annexation", carried out by stealth to avoid a backlash from the international community. Ultimately, Israel wants the Palestinians gone entirely, squeezed out into neighbouring Arab states, such as Egypt and Jordan.
An oversized Israeli flag guards the entrance to the city of Upper Nazareth, From ImagesAttr
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Israeli city revives historic mission to keep out Arabs Upper Nazareth was built on Nazareth's confiscated lands on the orders of Israel's first prime minister, David Ben Gurion. It was part of an official campaign to "Judaise" the only Palestinian city to survive relatively unscathed from the 1948 war. the proportion of Arabs in the city -- once inhabited almost exclusively by Jews -- has risen dramatically over the past 15 years. One in five residents is now reported to be Arab.
Israeli Armored Corps Near the Gaza Border, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 4, 2016
Will Israel be put on trial for war crimes? Israel has agreed to allow the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to send a delegation to Israel and the occupied territories. It was revealed over the weekend in a step that could dramatically increase the risk of Israeli officials being tried for war crimes.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 9, 2019
Is leaked document Trump's 'deal of the century'? While the authenticity of the document is unproven and indeed contested there are serious grounds for believing it paves the direction of any future declaration by the Trump administration. Not least it is a synthesis of most of the Israeli right's ambitions for the creation of a Greater Israel with a few sops to the Palestinians.
Israeli PM Bibi Netanyahu, From FlickrPhotos
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Netanyahu wants the UN out of the way to be able to achieve his objective Washington has long pampered Israel, giving it millions of dollars each year to buy weapons to oppress Palestinians, and using its veto to block UN resolutions enforcing international law. With Mr Trump in the White House, a crisis-plagued Europe ever-more toothless and the Arab world in disarray, Mr Netanyahu wants to seize this chance to clear the UN out of the way too.
The dehumanisation that enabled Floyd's murder has been regularly on view in the occupied Palestinian territories, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 11, 2020
Parallels between Minneapolis and Jerusalem are more than skin deep In a world of depleting resources and contracting economies, states are preparing for future uprisings by a growing underclass
From George Orwell 1984 , From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 6, 2018
2018: When Orwell's 1984 Stopped Being Fiction Liberal, watchdog-style journalism is designed to disorientate the reader in Orwellian -- or maybe Lewis Carroll -- fashion, inverting the world of reality. The reader is primed for a disclosure, a secret, and then is spoon-fed familiar government propaganda: that the tentacles of a Russian octopus are everywhere, that the Reds are again under our beds -- or at least, poisoning our door handles.
Prince Philip, From WikimediaPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Corporate Media Offers Wall-to-Wall Propaganda Every Day. We Only Notice When a Royal Dies. A few lessons to be learned from the wall-to-wall coverage of Prince Philip's death in the British media: the wall-to-wall propaganda we are being subjected to on the death of a royal may look exceptional but is in fact entirely routine.
In a sign of how politically vulnerable he has rapidly become prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu plunged Israel into new elections, From InText
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A second Israeli election proves Netanyahu's grip on power is slipping Netanyahu was forced to dissolve the 120-member parliament to block his chief rival, Benny Gantz, from getting a chance to assemble an alternative governing coalition..So in September, Israelis will cast their votes afresh.
What War between Israel and Iran in 2014 could look like, From ImagesAttr
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The strategy behind Israel's attack on Iran and Hizballah Claims from Israel that it was under imminent threat of a Hizballah attack from the Quneitra area -- justifying the strike -- are implausible. If Hizballah is now averse, as seems to be the case, to hitting Israel after it killed so many of its commanders, why would it have been preparing to attack Israel before the strike, when it had far less cause?
Israeli occupation in Palestine, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 24, 2015
Europe's feeble efforts to "punish" Israel The question of punishing illegal settlements in occupied Palestinian territory was considered separately in Europe and Israel last week, with only superficial differences in the conclusions reached. Israel's near half-century occupation is in no immediate danger, either at home or abroad.
Israel has argued that it is helping Christian Palestinians as best it can protecting them from their hostile Muslim neighbors, From Uploaded
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The Slow Exodus of Palestinian Christians Israel has exploited the steady decline in the numbers of Palestinian Christians to advance its claim that they are being hounded from the region by Muslim extremists. But the real blame lies with Israel and the foreign Churches
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 16, 2020
How top Labour officials plotted to bring down Jeremy Corbyn Leaked report shows that staff worked relentlessly to damage the party's leader including by exploiting antisemitism.
An Israeli diplomat Ishmael Khaldi filed a complaint last week with police after he was pulled to the ground in Jerusalem by four security guards, From InText
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Why the assault on a diplomat in Israel should come as no surprise Israel subjugates its Palestinian citizens while being eager to showcase their successes in order to portray itself as a western-style democracy.
Coronavirus Will Expose Capitalism Like Never Before, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 26, 2020
Our leaders are terrified. Not of the virus -- of us A worldview that has crowded out all other thinking for nearly two generations is coming crashing down. It has no answers to our current predicament. There is a kind of tragic karma to the fact that so many major countries meaning major economies are today run by the very men least equipped ideologically, emotionally and spiritually to deal with the virus.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, From GoogleImages
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Palestinians inside Israel are under attack Recently leaked protocols reveal that the police have secretly awarded themselves powers to use live fire against Palestinian protesters in Israel, even if they pose no danger. Yet another law threatens jail for any Palestinian citizen who tries to dissuade another from volunteering in the Israeli army.
36,000 Bedouin all of them Israeli citizens discovered that their state is about to make them refugees in their own country driving them into holding camps, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 17, 2019
Bedouin Mass Eviction is part of Israel's efforts to drive Palestinians off their historic lands The decades-long struggle by tens of thousands of Israelis against being uprooted from their homes - some for the second or third time - should be proof enough that Israel is not the western-style liberal democracy it claims to be.
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Israel's immigration plan for 'ethnically pure' bunker state As it did with the Palestinians many years ago, Israel has criminalized these new refugees -- in their case, for fleeing persecution, war or economic collapse. Whole families can now be locked up, without a trial, for three years while a deportation order is sought and enforced, and Israelis who offer them assistance risk jail sentences of up to 15 years.
Keir Starmer has indicated he is determined to tightly delimit the room for criticism of Israel within Labour as the annexation issue unfolds, From InText
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Keir Starmer's 'antisemitism' sacking is a signal that Israel is safe in his hands Crackdown by UK Labour leader on left-wing rival will subdue critics of Israel in his party ahead of Israel's annexation move.
Coletiva com Haneen Zoabi, From ImagesAttr
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Israel moves to outlaw Palestinian political parties in the Knesset Zoabi was originally suspended after legislators from all the main parties expressed outrage at a series of comments from her criticizing both the build-up to Israel's summer assault on Gaza, dubbed "Operation Protective Edge," and the 51-day attack itself, which left more than 2,100 Palestinians dead, most of them civilians.
In the combined success-failure of the Mueller inquiry the left has an opportunity to understand in a much more sophisticated way how real power works and in whose favour it is exercised, From InText
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Three Lessons for the Left from the Mueller Inquiry The most important lesson of all for the left is that support among its ranks for the Mueller inquiry against Trump was foolhardy in the extreme. Not only was the inquiry doomed to failure - in fact, not only was it designed to fail - but it has set a precedent for future politicised investigations that will be used against the progressive left should it make any significant political gains.
Jeremy Corbyn's debut at prime minister's questions, From ImagesAttr
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Corbyn victory unmasks Britain's Guardian Corbyn's campaign has highlighted a truth about the existing British political system: that, at least since the time of Tony Blair, the country's two major parliamentary parties have been equally committed to upholding neoliberalism. The Blue Neoliberal Party (the Conservatives) and the Red Neoliberal Party (Labour) mark the short horizon of current British politics.
Sara and Benjamin Netanyahu are in legal trouble, From YouTubeVideos
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Criminal indictments loom large for Israeli PM According to reports in Israeli media, police sources believe the way the Netanyahus ran their official residence reflected a pattern of behaviour. In one of the other corruption scandals, the pair are suspected of receiving gifts from wealthy businessmen worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, including jewellery, pink champagne and luxury cigars.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 7, 2020
Israel's Palestinian Minority has Good Reason to Fear Trump's Plan Demand from the Israeli extreme right to strip Palestinians of citizenship has moved out of the shadows with US help
A Palestinian man carries on his shoulders a child holding a fake gun outside the Dome of Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound., From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Western leaders grow deaf to Israeli abuses While Israel exercises ever more physical power over Palestinians, its moral credit is running out with foreign audiences, who have come to understand that the occupation is neither benign nor temporary. The rise of social media has accelerated that awakening, which in turn has bolstered grassroots reactions such as the boycott (BDS) movement.
The ICC's chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda is threatening to investigate two states the US and Israel whose actions have been particularly damaging to international law in the modern era, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 10, 2020
The US and Israel Hope to scare the Hague War Crimes Court off from Helping Palestine The Court is considering examining widespread human rights abuses perpetrated by US soldiers in Afghanistan, and crimes committed by Israeli soldiers in the occupied Palestinian territories, especially Gaza, as well as the officials responsible for Israel's illegal settlement programme.
They believe it is time to permanently seize much of the territory that was one day meant to form the basis of a Palestinian state, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 1, 2020
Israeli election race increasingly desperate as voters go to polls Mr Netanyahu needs to fire up supporters who are tired of repeated elections so that they turn out in larger numbers than ever.
Israel and its allies have never accepted any form of Palestinian resistance, From InText
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 15, 2020
How the Israel-UAE deal puts the bogus peace industry back in business Washington, Israel and the Gulf states want to sharpen the Middle East's battle lines. The Palestinian issue was in the way.
Benjamin Netanyahu, From ImagesAttr
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Israel seeks in Nepal to whitewash its crimes in Gaza The criticism that Israel is demonstrating selective compassion -- bringing salvation to far-off Nepal while smashing homes and cutting down lives close by in Gaza -- is blithely dismissed by most Israelis. Israeli soldiers saving children in Nepal should be commended -- but not if it gives them and their compatriots an excuse to turn a blind eye to Palestinian children suffering amid the rubble of Gaza.
Demostration in Ramallah, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 18, 2018
Israel has accelerated its annexation of the West Bank from a slow creep to a run The US is preparing to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, not only pre-empting a final-status issue but tearing out the beating heart from a Palestinian state. The thrust of US strategy is so well-known to Palestinian leaders -- and in lockstep with Israel -- that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is said to have refused to even look at the peace plan recently submitted to him.
Person Reading Fake News Article, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 1, 2017
Trump, "Fake News" and the War on Dissidents What Trump and his followers have done is appropriate the linguistic veneer of media criticism, without its intellectual substance, to justify their hyper-selfish agenda. By "fake news," Trump means those who disagree with him and his political program. That is not what the progressive left means. Their goal is to identify when and how the news is misrepresented by the corporate media, and whose interests are being served.
In the words of Mr Netanyahu Iran
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With strikes against Iran, Netanyahu risks jeopardising his closest alliance If Mr Trump indicates a readiness for rapprochement with Iran before polling day, Mr Netanyahu's narrative is sunk and the corruption allegations he faces are likely to take a stronger hold on the public imagination.
An Israeli court will have to decide whether it is reasonable for Afula a city in the country's north to deny non-residents entrance to the main local park, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Entry Ban at Israeli City Park provokes apartheid warnings The barring of a lawyer and her infant from a public park in the Galilee last week has triggered a legal battle over whether local authorities in Israel can segregate citizens on a racial basis.
Israelis torturing non-Jewish children. Palestinian girl Nesreen Hash'hash after being shot ..., From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Israel's race to economic (and moral) bankruptcy The reality is that most Israelis' perception of their national interests, both as a Jewish state and as a military power, are intimately tied to a permanent occupation and the exclusion of Israel's Palestinian minority from true citizenship. If the watching world really wants peace, economic wishful thinking will not suffice.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu sits in front of a picture of Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern Zionism., From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Israel's new Asian allies The deterioration in relations between Israel and the White House is now impossible to dismiss, as Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama lock horns, over negotiations with Iran. The fallout is spreading to the US Congress, where for the first time Israel is becoming a partisan issue. Netanyahu's officials blame the crisis with Washington on Obama, implying that they will wait out his presidency for better times to return.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 20, 2019
Forget Trump's "deal of the century." Israel was always on course to annexation Netanyahu is in an unusually tight spot, even by the standards of an often chaotic and fractious Israeli political system. After a decade in power, his electoral magic may be deserting him. There are already rumblings of discontent among his allies on the far right. Some observers fear that he may need to pull a new kind of rabbit out of the hat.
It is even worse that we have a corporate media addicted at the most charitable interpretation to its own incompetence, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 27, 2019
The Western Media Is Key to Syria Deceptions The media are not a watchdog on power but the public relations arm of giant corporations pursuing their narrow interests in the Middle East.
Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has been tasked with winning over Arab states particularly those in the oil-rich Gulf to stump up money for pacifying Palestinians and their neighbours, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 15, 2019
Trump enjoys bipartisan support for his plan to eradicate the Palestinian cause Washington is playing a game of chicken with Abbas and the PA. It is determined that the Palestinians will blink first. Deeply implicated in Washington's vision, even if largely out of sight, are the Arab states, whose role is to strong-arm whatever Palestinian leadership is required for the Greater Israel "deal of the century" to be implemented.
Child in Gaza Rubble, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Israel's endless misery for Gaza is no policy at all A group of Israeli military commanders have argued that it is time to offer Gaza some relief, by easing -- if only marginally -- the blockade. None of this is being done from conscience or out of recognition of Palestinian rights. Israel's compulsive need to dominate Palestinians trumps all -- even as it finally dawns on a few generals that Gaza's endless immiseration is no policy at all.
Climate Crisis Wake Up Disobey, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 16, 2021
Where best to ride out the climate apocalypse? The billionaires' bunker fantasies go mainstream Beliefs are not inbuilt. How could they be? We are not born with pre-loaded software like a computer -- even if our mental "hardware" may shape what kind of information we are capable of processing and how we process it. And wh
Benjamin Netanyahu, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 4, 2017
Netanyahu scandals reflect corruption at the heart of Israeli society The next question for Netanyahu is whether he will step down if indicted. He should, if Olmert's example is followed. But his officials are citing a 1993 high court ruling that allows a cabinet minister under indictment to remain in office. Certainly if Netanyahu chooses to stay on, his decision would be appealed to the court again. However, the judges may be reluctant to oust a sitting prime minister.
Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz Briefs IDF Commanders, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 26, 2021
By Calling the Fight for Palestinian Rights 'terror', Israel turns reality on its head The aim is to embarrass Europe into defunding Palestinian human rights groups who have been effective at documenting Israeli war crimes and therefore prevent further scrutiny.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Israel's ever-more sadistic reprisals help shore up a sense of victimhood This endless heaping of insult upon injury for Palestinians is possible only because the west has indulged Israel's wallowing in victimhood so long. It is time to prick this bubble of self-delusion and remind Israel that it, not the Palestinians, is the oppressor.
Trump at AIPAC, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 2, 2018
Under Trump, the Israel lobby is a Hydra with many heads AIPAC's power now derives not chiefly from Israel. Since Trump's election, the Israel lobby has managed to absorb and mobilize an additional four powerful lobbies -- and to a degree not seen before. They are: the Christian evangelicals, the alt-right, the military-industrial complex, and the Saudi Arabia lobby.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 5, 2020
The Holocaust, the BBC and Antisemitism Smears Palestinians are not just collateral damage of the European project to create a Jewish "home". They are also presented as a new breed of antisemite - their anger supposedly driven by irrational, inexplicable hatred - that Jews need protecting from. In Israel, roles of oppressor and victim have been reversed.
US President Donald Trump's decision to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in May 2018 appeared to pre-empt negotiations determining Jerusalem's status by implying US recognition of exclusive Israeli sovereignty over the city, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 20, 2019
Jerusalem's Old City: How Palestine's Past Is Being Slowly Erased The Palestinians claim East Jerusalem, including the Old City, as the capital of a future state, while Israeli leaders have claimed Jerusalem as the state's "eternal capital" since 1949.
fake news ??, From GoogleImages
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 18, 2016
Clinton's defeat and the "fake news" conspiracy For good or bad, the US has operated an inherently unrepresentative electoral college since the 18th century. That has provided plenty of time to demand electoral reform. Concern about the electoral college now, only because it elected Trump, is simply ugly partisan politics, not political principle.
Palestinian lady arrives home finds Jewish settlers have stolen her house, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 16, 2017
The real reasons Trump is quitting Unesco Unesco's responsibility is not to safeguard the occupation or bolster Israel's efforts at Judaization. It is there to uphold international law and prevent Palestinians from being disappeared by Israel. The US is not an "honest broker" of a Middle East peace. Rather it is the biggest obstacle to its realization.
Map of Turkey and Syria, From ImagesAttr
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Seymour Hersh and the Spineless Nay-sayers Hersh's his sources are anonymous. So what does that tell us? Chiefly, that the Obama administration's war on whistleblowers has been supremely effective.
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Knesset foils efforts to end Israeli apartheid The propaganda campaign is swiftly unravelling. Phone cameras now record "moral" soldiers executing unarmed Palestinians in Gaza or beating up children in Hebron. The backlash, including a growing international boycott movement, has driven Israel's right wing into even greater defiance and self-righteousness. It no longer conceals its goal to aggressively realize a longed-for "Greater Israel."
The cable car will help hide the local Palestinian population from the roughly 3 million tourists who visit Jerusalem each year, From Uploaded
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Jerusalem cable car project passes over objections from many quarters Political interests drive tourism plan that would blight historic city's skyline and bypass Palestinians. A proposed cable car project through occupied East Jerusalem has received new impetus from the rise of the Israeli far right and Washington's decision to move its embassy to the city.
With Netanyahu desperate to pull a rabbit out of his hat and with an obliging patron installed in Washington there is reason enough for them to believe that the stars may finally be aligned, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 20, 2020
The Israeli right has reason to believe the stars are finally aligned for annexation The key issue on which Netanyahu and Trump appear to agree is on annexing the bulk of the West Bank - territories categorised in the Oslo accords as Area C, the backbone of any future Palestinian state.
Labour members have found themselves at risk of being suspended or expelled if they criticise Israel object to the definition or suggest it is being misused to silence Palestinians and their supporters, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 13, 2020
With Corbyn gone the Israel lobby is targeting Palestinians directly Anti-Palestinian bigotry from an antisemitism watchdog is the latest move to dress up bullying as victimhood.
Israel's Parliament Votes to Dissolve Itself and Set March 17 Election, From ImagesAttr
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Israeli election could end in Arab-free Knesset Israel's large Palestinian Arab minority is facing the most crucial, and possibly most dangerous, general election in its history, according to analysts. Both the survival of Arab political parties in the Israeli parliament and the status of Palestinian citizens -- who make up one in five of the population -- inside a Jewish state are at stake.
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Israel's army of spin-doctors is doomed to defeat Hasbara's cartoon version of reality is not only unconvincing but, in alienating friends as much as foes, self-defeating. Netanyahu may hope to repackage Israel, but his product -- ongoing oppression of Palestinians -- is one few can be persuaded to buy.
Jeremy Corbyn, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 5, 2017
As battle rages in UK Labour Party, Moshe Machover expelled after asserting "Anti-Zionism does not equal anti-Semitism" Over the past 18 months the British Labour party has been beset by a moral panic. According to pro-Israel activists in Labour, there has been a surge of anti-semitism in the party since Jeremy Corbyn became leader two years ago. Corbyn has broken with decades of party policy by placing a much stronger emphasis on the need to end Israel's oppression of the Palestinians.
Photo by Bryce Edwards, From ImagesAttr
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Why the London Terror Attack Happened Now Those behind the London attack -- whether those carrying it out or those dispatching the terrorists -- want to have an effect. Terrorism is the use of indiscriminate violence for political ends. It has a logic, even if it is one we mostly do not care to understand.
From Julian Assange, From Images
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Guardian escalates its vilification of Julian Assange The Guardian has not erred in this latest story attacking Assange, or in its much longer-running campaign to vilify him. With this story, it has done what it regularly does when supposedly vital western foreign policy interests are at stake -- it simply regurgitates an elite-serving, western narrative.
Israel Draws Heat over Detained US Student Lara Alqasem, From ImagesAttr
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Why liberal Jews in Israel and the US have made Lara Alqasem a cause celebre Israeli officials control entry not only to Israel but also to the occupied Palestinian territories. For decades, foreigners with Arab-sounding names -- like Ms Alqasem -- have been routinely harassed or turned back at the borders, with barely a peep from most on the Israeli left.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 14, 2019
How the rule of the rabbis is fuelling a holy war in Israel Israel is transforming a settler-colonial project against the Palestinians into a battle with the wider Islamic world. It is turning a territorial conflict into a holy war.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 28, 2019
Trump's Green Light to Israel: First the Golan, Then the West Bank? This is another crude attempt by Trump to meddle in Israel's election, due on April 9. It will provide Netanyahu with a massive fillip as he struggles against corruption indictments and a credible threat from a rival party, Blue and White, headed by former army generals.
From,_2010.jpg: Benjamin Netanyahu, From Images
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Netanyahu aims his WMD at Obama Netanyahu wishes to prevent a rapprochement between the US and Tehran, one that might weaken Israel's hold on Washington's Middle East policy and increase the pressure for a real peace process with the Palestinians. As former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman has noted, continuing leaks of high-level discord over Iran have made Israel look "ridiculous."
Dozens of families in the Silwan neighbourhood have endured the same fate as the Siyams and the Israeli courts have approved the imminent eviction of many hundreds more Palestinians from the area, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 14, 2019
Israel's Machinery of Dispossession has crushed the hopes of an inspirational family Palestinians such as Jawad Siyam exist all over the occupied territories - men and women who have given Palestinians a sense of hope, commitment and steadfastness in the face of Israel's machinery of dispossession.
110111-F-1010S-006, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Despite Its Exit The US Will Continue to Wage War on Afghanistan Ever the bad loser Washington will be tempted to crush the Taliban with sanctions and covert operations unleashing more chaos.
The coronavirus crisis may yet come to Netanyahu's rescue, From InText
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The coronavirus could force rival Benny Gantz to shake Netanyahu's hand Having postponed his own trial for two months, Prime Minister Netanyahu may have left his rival with no option but to accept an offer to form a unity government.
CNN commentator fired after 'free Palestine' speech at UN Marc Lamont Hill, a CNN commentator, has been fired after giving a speech on the Israel-Palestine conflict at the UN. #MarcLamontHill, #CNN, #Palestine., From YouTubeVideos
(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 7, 2018
From Marc Lamont Hill to the Quakers, no criticism of Israel is allowed In this deeply perverse form of identity politics, the rights of the nuclear-armed state of Israel and its supporters abroad are weaponized to damage the rights of a weak, dispersed, colonized and marginalized community of Palestinians.
Israel surrounding Unarmed Palestinians, From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Marwan Barghouti and the Battle of the Empty Stomachs Israel's treatment of Palestinian prisoners has significantly deteriorated in recent years, with only cursory objections from the International Committee of the Red Cross. A surge in Palestinian inmate numbers over the past 18 months -- to 6,500 detainees -- has brought the prison population to levels not seen since the early years of the second intifada, some 15 years ago.
Future historians may one day unearth papers from the archives and learn the truth That Israeli policies were driven by a desire to pressure Palestinians to leave their homeland, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 20, 2020
How Israel wages war on Palestinian history The battle to eradicate Palestinian history does not just take place in the courts and archives. It begins in Israeli schools.
Citizens in Gaza start wearing masks and gloves after declaring coronavirus cases, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 13, 2020
If coronavirus overwhelms Gaza Israel alone will be to blame What is already a crisis in the territory barely needs a nudge from Covid-19 in order to be tipped into a health disaster.
Israel War Crimes., From ImagesAttr
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Israel to consider war crimes case Israel's Supreme Court is set to consider evidence April 2 that Israeli political and military officials committed war crimes in relation to major military operations in Gaza and Lebanon. Former PM Ehud Olmert and his Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, the current justice minister, are among the high-level figures accused of breaking the laws of war when they attacked Lebanon in 2006, and Gaza in the winter of 2008-09.
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The UK's Hidden Hand in Julian Assange's Detention Assange is still holed up in the embassy, at great risk to his physical and mental health. Last year Sweden dropped an investigation that in reality it had not actually been pursuing for more than four years. The UK (read US) authorities have a new, even less credible pretext for continuing to hold Assange: because he "skipped bail." Apparently the price he should pay for this is more than five years of confinement.
Donald Trump, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 20, 2016
In the US, money talks when it comes to Israel The grubby underside of US electoral politics is on show once again as the Democratic and Republican candidates prepare to fight it out for the presidency. And it doesn't get seamier than the battle to prove how loyal each candidate is to Israel. It should be dawning on US politicians that a real debate about the nation's relationship with Israel cannot be deferred much longer.
The party has been riven by bitter very public feuds between an old guard which dominated under Tony Blair and the rapid rise of the party's left wing under Corbyn, From Uploaded
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With Panorama's Hatchet Job on Labour Antisemitism BBC has become the Tory's attack dog While the Conservatives' undeniable racism problem has failed to attract any sustained media attention the Labour Party's much less serious antisemitism problem has been blown out of all proportion.
Jeremy Corbyn, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Anti-Semitism and the Well-Planned Destruction of Britain's Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn has found himself ensnared by a group claiming to represent Britain's "Jewish community" over anti-semitism allegations.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 26, 2016
Parents protest as dream of bilingual education in Israel turns sour The opening of the first bilingual classrooms in Israel's largest city was celebrated with great excitement by parents and teachers last September. It broke with a decades-old model of strict segregation between the country's Jewish and Palestinian pupils.
Blood on their hands, From ImagesAttr
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West's failure to act will be cause of the next Gaza massacre Netanyahu's grin said it all. As he mouthed platitudes about "Middle Eastern peace," he finally had Washington's blessing for all of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. But politics is about more than power -- it's about imagery too. The champagne-quaffing in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem while Gaza drowned in blood left a profoundly sour taste in the mouth.
The idea of Europe, they warn,
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A Liberal Elite Still Luring Us Towards the Abyss Elections across the European Union will be "the most calamitous that we have ever known: victory for the wreckers; disgrace for those who still believe in the legacy of Erasmus, Dante, Goethe, and Comenius; disdain for intelligence and culture; explosions of xenophobia and antisemitism; disaster".
Israel destroyed Gaza area, From ImagesAttr
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Israel and the G-word A plan just disclosed by the Israeli media indicates that Netanyahu and his allies have been secretly plotting to force many Palestinians into Sinai, with the US arm-twisting the Egyptians into agreement. If true, the bombing campaigns of the past six years may be better understood as softening-up operations before a mass expulsion from Gaza.
The question for Netanyahu is how much of a concession he seeks to extract from the White House. The answer may depend on whether Trump looks likely to win a second term, From InText
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 6, 2020
The threat of annexation is far from over Annexation by Israel of occupied Palestinian territory in the West Bank was never likely to happen on July 1, as many observers assumed. The date was not a deadline; it was a window opened by the Israeli government to carry out annexation before US President Donald Trump leaves office.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 31, 2017
Israel is getting creative at countering its demographic disadvantage, but it may be too little, too late In killing hopes of Palestinian statehood, Mr Netanyahu has made public his intention to realise the one settler-state solution. Naftali Bennett, Mr Netanyahu's chief rival in the government, is itching to ignore international sentiment and begin annexing large parts of the West Bank.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 15, 2018
How Israel helped to revive Europe's ugly ethnic nationalisms While western liberals have grown exercised at the separation of children from their parents by the Trump administration, they have ignored decades of similarly brutal Israeli policies. In that time, thousands of Palestinian children have been seized from their homes, often in night-time raids, and jailed in trials with a near-100 percent conviction rate.
Netanyahu Laughs At Trump's Peace Plan. He couldn't believe how clueless Trump is., From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 18, 2018
What's in Trump's "deal of the century"? The answers are in plain sight It is becoming hard for the Trump administration and Israel to ignore the unfolding humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza -- one Israel helped to engineer with an 11-year blockade and intermittent military attacks. The United Nations warned some time ago that Gaza would soon be "uninhabitable."
Pompeo's visit comes the day before Netanyahu's fourth consecutive government will be sworn in after a year of inconclusive Israeli elections, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Why is Mike Pompeo risking a one-day trip to Israel amid the pandemic? Pompeo will use his visit to sound out Gantz more closely now he is inside the government and if needs be gently lean on him on Netanyahu's behalf to ensure he doesn't publicly waver on annexation from within the coalition.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 17, 2020
Liberal Zionism begins the journey towards a one-state solution Peter Beinart, a bellwether for American Jews, has provoked a storm by renouncing the two-state solution and urging equality for all
From Benjamin Netanyahu, From Images
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 3, 2017
How Kurdish independence is central to Israel's plans to reshape the region The unravelling of Britain and France's map of the region would likely lead to chaos of the kind that a strong, nuclear-armed Israel, with backing from Washington, could richly exploit. Not least, yet more bedlam would push the Palestinian cause even further down the international community's list of priorities.
Netanyahu Meets With Trump, From GoogleImages
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US-Israel relations: Is Trump backing down? Netanyahu will follow the pattern he used with Obama: declare support for limited Palestinian statehood, reiterate that settlements are not an obstacle to peace, and require the Palestinians to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. He is also likely to demand Israeli "security supervision" over the Palestinians for many years, claiming it is necessary to prevent the emergence of radical Islamic groups in the West Bank.
The tower and stockades are gone except for a few reconstructions like the one at Nir David that are visited by schoolchildren learning about the glories of their forebears' history, From Uploaded
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The JNF's sordid history - Tower and stockades, forests and Jim Crow vetting committees A half-hour drive from my home in Nazareth is a replica of a tower and stockade, next to Kibbutz Beit Alpha in the Beit She'an Valley. It was only the second tower and stockade built in Palestine, in 1936. Soon there would be dozens of them marching across the landscape.
Jerusalem street, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Israel's night raids on Palestinian families aren't over whatever the courts say Masked soldiers will still terrorise Palestinian children in the middle of the night but new military jargon will hide the true purpose.
Prime Minister Netanyahu Interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Israel Election: The Far-Right is Triumphant. The Only Obstacle Left is Netanyahu Extreme religious and settler parties are a firm majority in Israel's new parliament. Now they want a leader truly committed to their cause.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Cracks in the alliance: Is there finally daylight between Israel and the US? While Netanyahu may act as though he is doing the White House a favor by negotiating, he should be in no doubt of his dependence on US goodwill. He received a timely reminder last week when Congress voted through a $3.1 billion aid package for Israel in 2014 -- plus hundreds of millions of dollars more for missile development -- despite the severe troubles facing the US economy.
. Only white men were supposed to have the right to bear arms, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 2, 2020
As US protests show - the challenge is how to rise above the violence inherent in state power As citizens, we give up what was once deemed an inherent or "natural" right to commit violence ourselves and replace it with a social contract in which our representatives legislate supposedly neutral, just laws on our behalf.
Julian Assange - Caricature, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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The persecution of Julian Assange According to UN torture expert, the UK and US have colluded to publicly destroy the WikiLeaks founder and deter others from exposing their crimes.
Israeli and Palestinian Flags, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 18, 2016
The Birth of Agro-Resistance in Palestine Israel has done much to try to weaken Palestinians' connection to the olive tree, understanding that the "amoud" is the Palestinians' defense against Israeli guns, bulldozers, settlers and ill-will. Since the occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza began in 1967, Israel has waged a relentless assault on Palestine's olive groves and the way of life they support.
Protests turn to funerals in Gaza, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 27, 2018
The flames that killed Fathi Harb should make us all burn with guilt and shame Since late March, the struggle for liberation has shifted back to Gaza. Tens of thousands of unarmed Palestinians have massed weekly close to Israel's fence encaging them. The protests are intended as confrontational civil disobedience, a cry to the world for help and a reminder that Palestinians are being slowly choked to death. Yet again, the world has remained largely impassive.
Demonstrators protest against Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside his residence in Jerusalem, From Uploaded
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Can the anti-Netanyahu protests grow into a larger movement? Demonstrations have yet to draw a connection between Netanyahu's personal abuses of office and the systemic corruption of Israeli politics with the occupation its beating heart
Jewish immigration, From ImagesAttr
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Israel hopes "lost tribes" can boost Jewish numbers A government committee established last month will determine whether immigration rights should be extended to "groups with ties to the Jewish people." That would include so-called "lost tribes," remote communities in India, Latin American and elsewhere that claim their ancestors were once Jewish.
Harvey Weinstein, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 19, 2017
Harvey Weinstein and the politics of Hollywood The Weinstein story perfectly illustrates how politically disempowering identity politics can be. It should hardly surprise us that a rich man who had the ability to give desperate young women a shot at stardom preyed on them. The Hollywood employment system is capitalism in microcosm, at its rawest and most naked.
Barack Obama meets with Mahmoud Abbas, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 5, 2015
Israel's insolence to Obama may rebound on it Netanyahu believes he can use the US Congress to stymie any threat of an agreement between Washington and Tehran. His assumption is that the Congress is "Israeli-occupied territory," as a US observer once called it. Israel has enormous sway in Congress, but Netanyahu is already getting a lesson in the limits of his influence. The very rift he is fostering with Mr Obama is likely to rebound on him strategically.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, From GoogleImages
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How Israel seeks to erase the region's history Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been drafting a basic law defining Israel as belonging to a globalized "Jewish nation," not the country's citizens. And he insists that peace talks take place only once the Palestinians under occupation recognize Israel as such a Jewish state -- a condition that, once viewed as risible, has now been adopted by Washington.
Avigdor Lieberman, From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 29, 2016
Carrot and stick carve-up will not work for Israel An Israeli strategy that failed decades ago -- before the PA even existed -- is not going to succeed now. Social media campaigns and paltry handouts will not persuade Palestinians they are nothing more than a humanitarian problem. They are not about to shelve their dreams of liberation just because Mr Lieberman color-codes them in red and green.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a joint news conference., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Time to stop inflating Israel's huge bubble of denial The reason why popular criticism of Israel is currently galvanising around the boycott movement -- what Netanyahu grandly calls "delegitimization" -- is that it offers a way for ordinary Americans and Europeans to distance themselves from their governments' own complicity in Israel's crimes.
From Palestinians protest in Israeli Fire Along The Gaza Border, From Images
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 14, 2018
How the Corporate Media Enslave Us to a World of Illusions Our planet and our children's futures depend on us liberating ourselves, seeing the ghosts in the machine for what they truly are. We have to begin rebuilding our societies on the basis that we share a common humanity. That other humans are not our enemies, only those who wish to enslave us to their power.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Arab Jews vs Palestinians -- Israel's refugee pawns Bipartisan pressure is mounting in the US Congress to count as refugees only Palestinians personally displaced from their homes in 1948, stripping millions of descendants of their status. While another -- and seemingly contradictory -- legislative move would insist on Arab Jews being granted the same refugee status as Palestinians.
Israel, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 10, 2012
Netanyahu Crowns Himself King of Israel: Will Israeli Left Finally Stir? Should Obama choose a fight on the Palestinian issue, he will be facing a prime minister whose position in Israel is unassailable. Netanyahu will doubtless exploit his strengthened position to up the rhetoric against Tehran and add to the pressure for intensified action from the US and Europe.
Loach and Corbyn have shared a long history as passionate defenders of Palestinian Rights, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 8, 2020
The smearing of Ken Loach and Jeremy Corbyn is the face of our new toxic politics The film-maker's crime - like Corbyn's - wasn't antisemitism but recalling a time when class solidarity inspired the struggle for a better world.
Avigdor Lieberman, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Israel considers its demographic time bomb Last week a video showed the "nightmare scenario" of Palestinians putting down their weapons and heading to the polls to elect one of their own as Jerusalem's mayor. It was precisely this kind of "political terror" that led Mr Lieberman to ban Mr Madani from Israel last week. With the Arab Jews on the Palestinians' side, the conflict with Israel might be ended at the ballot box. That truly would be subversive.
Benjamin Netanyahu, From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Israel can't avoid the fallout from a disunited Europe Brexit is a warning sign that western leaders will pay a price if they continue overlooking popular concerns. Israel would be foolish to assume that it can remain immune indefinitely from the upheavals consuming Europe and the US.
Syria Peace Cycling Tour Israel, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 25, 2013
The false analogy of Syria and Palestine Gaza is not like Syria because Palestinians live under a belligerent occupation, not in a unified, if failing state run by a dictator. There are very few decades-long occupations, but there are lots of dictators the world would be better off without. Occupations are regulated by international law, which in Gaza's case is almost entirely ignored.
Image created from image crediting, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 4, 2018
Netanuyahu's courting of Bolsonaro is the latest of Israel's alliances with far-right figures The victory of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil's presidential election last week has won Israel a passionate new friend on the international stage. The world's fifth-most populous nation will now be "coloured in blue and white", an Israeli official said, referring to the colours of Israel's flag.
Jewish History, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 9, 2016
Once, most Jews viewed Israel as the anti-semite's best friend In his Holocaust Day speech last week, Yair Golan compared current trends in Israel with Germany in the early 1930s. In today's Israel, he said, could be recognized "the revolting processes that occurred in Europe ... There is nothing easier than hating the stranger, nothing easier than to stir fears and intimidate."
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 29, 2010
God-TV Helps Israel Oust Bedouin Half a million trees planted over the past 18 months on the ancestral lands of Bedouin tribes in Israel's Negev region were bought by a controversial Christian evangelical television channel that calls itself God-TV.
The Netanyahu Kids: Yair and Avner, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 22, 2017
The growing affinity between Netanyahu's Israel and the West's far-right is hardly surprising The affinity between Netanyahu's Israel and the West's far-right is understandable. Both detest a human rights discourse they have yet to crush. Both mobilize their supporters with dog-whistle Islamophobia. Both prefer militarized, fear-based societies and both share an obsession with Jew hatred.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The Palestine Papers -- Israel's peacemakers unmasked One of the Palestine Papers quotes an exasperated Mr. Erekat asking a US diplomat last year: "What more can I give?" The man with the answer may be Mr. Lieberman, who unveiled his own map of Palestinian statehood this week. It conceded a provisional state on less than half of the West Bank.
Israel is taking the extraordinary step of requiring a 14-day quarantine for anyone entering the country Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 30, 2020
As Israel's Netanyahu uses coronavirus to consolidate power his chief rival caves in Renowned for his ability to pull off political miracles, Netanyahu appears to have gradually worn down Gantz's resistance over the past 12 months. The coronavirus epidemic proved the final straw.
Benjamin Netanyahu, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 19, 2018
Benjamin Netanyahu's ruthless instinct for political survival remains undimmed The allegations against the Israeli Prime Minister continue to mount, but it is unlikely he will go quietly, writes Jonathan Cook. Netanyahu's scandals have split Israeli society down the middle. While thousands have turned out to march against Mr Netanyahu, his core electorate is still behind him.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 23, 2017
Palestinians will need more than unity to save them Israel's deputy attorney general, Dana Zilber, was this month stripped of her authority over law enforcement in the West Bank after attempts to rein in the settlers. The readying of the infrastructure of annexation will only accelerate under the blind eye of a Trump administration. Palestinians will need more than grudging unity to withstand the birth of the new order.
IDF Cyber Cadets in Pokemon-Inspired Exercise, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 6, 2021
Tech Giants Help Israel Muzzle Palestinians Jerusalem is presented as Israel's unified and undisputed capital just as Israel claims - making the occupation of the Palestinian section of the city invisible.
Western aid for Palestine goes through (to) Israel, From YouTubeVideos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 8, 2016
How most aid to the Palestinians ends up in Israel's coffers Western humanitarian aid to the Palestinians is clearly intended for the victims, not the victors. Palestinians under occupation are among the most aid-dependent in the world, receiving more than $2bn from the international community a year. Shir Hever, an Israeli economist, concludes that at least 78 percent of humanitarian aid intended for Palestinians ends up in Israel's coffers.
Tzipi Hotovely as Israel's next ambassador to the UK, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 10, 2020
Israel's new UK ambassador will expose delusions of Britain's Jewish leaders With Corbyn the bogeyman gone, Tzipi Hotovely will finally force Britain's liberal Jews to confront truths about Israel they long ago buried
Secretary of State John Kerry (C) shakes hands with Israeli President Shimon Peres (L) and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Israel-Palestine talks: US desperate to keep futile peace process show on the road a little longer The US political cycle means Obama's Democratic party is heading this autumn into the Congressional mid-term elections. A humiliating failure in the peace process would add to perceptions of him as a weak leader in the Middle East, following what has been widely presented as his folding in confrontations with Syria and Iran.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu belatedly implemented a law passed last summer that requires his officials to retain part of the taxes owed to the Palestinians, From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 25, 2019
The denial of taxes to the PA is an ominous sign of Netanyahu's grand plan The decision to withhold taxes was taken chiefly to boost his popularity as rival right-wing parties compete for who appears the most hawkish before April's general election.
Jeremy Corbyn, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 9, 2017
The Facts Proving Jeremy Corbyn's Election Triumph Corbyn turned around the electoral fortunes of the Labour party more than any other party leader in 70 years. And unlike Blair, he's done it without making back-room deals with big business to eviscerate his party's economic and social programs.
Escape tunnel, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 12, 2021
Israel has every reason to fear this bold Palestinian prison break Every Palestinian will glory in Israel's humiliation. Guards failed to spot the prisoners gradually widening a hole in the drainage system in their cell over many months.
United Nations panel rules Julian Assange was .arbitrarily detained., From ArchivedPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 8, 2016
The Liberal Hounding of Julian Assange: From Alex Gibney to The Guardian At what point do we cry foul when we witness the abuse of a political dissident, one who dares to take on mighty vested interests? the UN panel on arbitrary detention ruled that Assange, who has spent more than three years confined to a tiny room in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, is being arbitrarily detained and that he should be allowed to walk free.
From Jeremy Corbyn makes closing speech at Labour party conference -- watch live Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube  ? Support the Guardian  ? tus  The Guardian, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 28, 2018
Labour and anti-Semitism in 2018: The truth behind the relentless smear campaign against Corbyn Bombarded by disinformation campaigns, many British Jews are being misled into seeing Corbyn as a threat rather than as the best hope of inoculating Britain against the resurgence of right-wing anti-Semitism menace.
Julian ASSANGE arrested, painted portrait - Wikileaks, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Assange Ruling Dangerous Precedent for Journalists and British Justice English High Court decision paving the way for extradition will make it even harder for journalists to hold the US to account.
US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, From ImagesAttr
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US feels the heat on Palestine vote at UN While Europe is tentatively finding a voice in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, silence reigns across the Atlantic. The White House appears paralyzed, afraid to appear out of sync with world opinion but more afraid still of upsetting Israel and its powerful allies in the US Congress.
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Bolsonaro: A Monster Engineered by Our Corporate Media Despite their professed concern, the plutocrats and their media spokespeople much prefer a far-right populist like Trump or Bolsonaro to a populist leader of the genuine left.
Israeli Soldiers KILL Gaza Children, From ImagesAttr
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ISIS and Israel allies against a Palestinian state n casting a popular resistance movement like Hamas as ISIS, Netanyahu has tarred all Palestinians as bloodthirsty Islamic extremists. And here we reach Israel's real goal in equating the two groups. Netanyahu's comparison has a recent parallel. Immediately after the 9/11 attacks on the US, Ariel Sharon made a similar equivalence between al-Qaeda and the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
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Israel unleashes its diplomatic thug on the UN Danon's appointment indicates the extent to which the Israeli right has abandoned any hope of persuading the international community of the rightness of its cause -- or even of working within the rules of statecraft. An Israel that has no place for negotiations or compromise wants only to tell the world that it is wrong and that Israelis don't care what others think.
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Land law is final nail in the two-state solution coffin International law is clear that an occupying power can take land only for military needs. Israel committed a war crime in transferring more than 600,000 Jewish civilians into the occupied territories.
Trees promise both to turn the semi-arid region greener and to clear
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An Israeli charity group is uprooting Palestinians - not planting trees The Jewish National Fund has won plaudits for its environmental work but its agenda has been to evict on behalf of the state.
Netanyahu will continue as caretaker prime minister for several more weeks until a new government is formed, From InText
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Israelis Have Made their verdict clear - Benjamin Netanyahu's Time is up There looms the possibility of weeks of horse-trading and the Joint List of Arab legislators becoming the official opposition.
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Amnesty Apartheid Report - The Walls Protecting Israel Are Finally Crumbling With the publication of Amnesty International's new apartheid report Israel's supporters have just one tactic left to accuse critics of antisemitism.
Messy Politics: Netanyahu Cases Amid Election Chaos on Left THE RUNDOWN | The popular will and the rule of law are on the verge of colliding as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a suspect in three corruption cases., From YouTubeVideos
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Israeli politics is being dragged into the grubby realm of reality TV Netanyahu has forced the attorney-general, Avichai Mendelblit, onto unfamiliar - and constitutionally tricky - terrain. Mendelblit, an appointee of Netanyahu's, has indicated that he will make a decision on whether to issue an indictment before the ballot, so that voters have the facts to make an informed choice.
Elon Musk - Caricature, From FlickrPhotos
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Elon Musk Isn't a Threat to Society's Health - All Billionaires Are We cannot make sense of a world so corrupt, so divided, so harsh. Instead, we are drawn to simplistic narratives of good vs. evil, right vs. wrong.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minster of Industry and Trade Naftali Bennett,President Shimon Perez, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Israel's new government will deepen rifts, not heal them The symbolic moment of a Palestinian party sitting in government alongside settler leaders will turn sour all too soon.
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The Trump plan is just a cover for Israel's final land grab Israel needed a fresh pretext to justify seizing the last fragments of historic Palestine after the expiry of its Oslo alibi.
Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, From WikimediaPhotos
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Trump and Israel: Flashpoint of Jerusalem hangs over White House meeting Since Israel occupied East Jerusalem in 1967, it has moved more than 200,000 Jewish settlers into the Palestinian part of the city, and sought to cut off the Palestinian population from the West Bank by building a separation wall.
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Palestinians lose in US military aid deal with Israel The clearest message from Israel's new aid package is one delivered to the Palestinians: Washington sees no pressing strategic interest in ending the occupation. It stood up to Mr Netanyahu over the Iran deal but will not risk a damaging clash over Palestinian statehood.
Anti-semitism has become so endemic in the party since Jeremy Corbyn became leader more than three years ago that they were left with no choice but to quit, From InText
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Anti-semitism is cover for a much deeper divide in Britain's Labour party The chief concern cited for the split by the eight Labour MPs, however, was a supposed "anti-semitism crisis" in the party. The breakaway faction seemingly agrees that anti-semitism has become so endemic in the party since Jeremy Corbyn became leader more than three years ago that they were left with no choice but to quit.
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Whatever Happened To The Peace Talks? All indications are that these "peace" talks, like their predecessors, are doomed to fail. The question is whether the Palestinians have the nerve to unmask the charade. If not, Israel will use the peace process as cover while its settlements devour yet more of the Palestinian state-in-waiting.
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Coexistence in Israel's 'mixed cities' was always an illusion Attacks on synagogues and archeological sites inside Israel are rooted in Palestinian citizens' experience of weaponized 'development' for Jews only.
Now Mr Trump has given a green light for Israel to hold on to it permanently, From Uploaded
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Trump's stance on the Golan will allow Israel to operate with impunity elsewhere US recognition will prove a boon for the Israeli right, which has been clamouring to annex vast areas of the West Bank and thereby drive a final nail into the coffin of the two-state solution.
Israeli settlement building threat, From YouTubeVideos
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Israel is bulldozing Khan Al Ahmar -- and with it the two-state solution In an indication of the Palestinians' dire predicament, the Trump administration is expected to propose in its long-awaited peace plan that the slum-like Abu Dis, rather than East Jerusalem, serve as the capital of a future pseudo-Palestinian state -- if Israel ever chooses to recognize one.
Israel lifts age limit for Muslim men praying at Jerusalem holy site, From ImagesAttr
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Israel's Jewish state bill: assessing the wider impact Netanyahu has found himself being increasingly outmaneuvered by political challengers on his right as his coalition wobbles, threatening a general election, said Bar Ilan University's Klein. "He needs to show he is the true leader of the right-wing camp." In advancing the Jewish nation-state bill, Netanyahu has usefully put clear water between himself and the centrists in his cabinet.
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Israel: Racist, Violent policing is at the heart of apartheid Amnesty International report highlights how Israeli police protect Jewish supremacism from any challenge by Palestinian citizens.
the US where the pro-Israel lobby has maintained fervent support for Israel as a bipartisan matter over decades the need for an equivalent pro-Israel lobby in the UK has emerged chiefly in relation to Corbyn's unexpected ascent to power, From InText
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As the Israel lobby in the US weakens, its UK counterpart grows more fearsome Advocates for Israel are not only Jews. While the pro-Israel lobby represents the views of a proportion of Jewish Americans it is also significantly comprised of Christians, evangelicals in particular. Millions of these Christians - including Vice-President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo can be accused of dual loyalty too.
Obama outraged over PM Netanyahu invitation to speak before Congress, From ImagesAttr
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US loses its grip on Israel and Palestinians By taking on the president, Netanyahu risks smashing apart Washington's political consensus on Israel and exposing the American public for the first time to a debate about whether Israeli interests coincide with US ones. The very rift he is fostering with Obama is likely to rebound on him. That could have unpredictable -- and dangerous -- consequences for Israel.
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Big Racists vs Little Racists -- How Israeli Apartheid Is Coming Unstuck This month South Africa's departing ambassador to Israel, Ismail Coovadia, warned that Israel was a "replication of apartheid." The idea that the world may soon wake up to this comparison deeply unnerves Netanyahu and the right, all the more so as they risk being identified as the party refusing to make concessions towards peace.
Relatives of Tareq Khatib survey the ruins of his home on the edge of the Israeli town of Kafr Kana, destroyed by Israeli officials on June 15, From ImagesAttr
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Israel's Arab citizens fight for a roof over their heads Israel's 1.5 million Palestinians, a fifth of the population, have citizenship but their leaders say they are treated more like an enemy population. Interior ministry officials are evasive about figures for unauthorized building in Israel, but experts say the number of such homes is believed to have reached around 30,000 in Israel's Palestinian communities.
Freedom For Palestine Protest: A Woman's Tears, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Feeble Coexistence - Palestinians in Israel are Crying Out for Equality A new generation of Palestinian citizens of Israel demands an end to the humiliation and the demonisation of their Palestinian identity by Jewish compatriots.
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No 10 Lockdown Parties - Why the Media Are Complicit The media's watchdog role is an illusion. The latest scandal reveals just how dependent journalists are on government.
Netanyahu joins world leaders against Terrorism, From ImagesAttr
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Netanyahu defies French pleas to push Zionist agenda Netanyahu's narrative that all Jews should come to Israel depends on a central fallacy: that Israel is a safe haven. In fact, statistically Jews are far safer in France than in conflict-plagued Israel. Is Jewish immigration so important to Israel that it is prepared to endanger the very Jews it claims to protect?
BANKSY Opens Walled-Off DYSTOPIAN HOTEL In Bethlehem Surrounded By Israeli WATCHTOWERS & Huge Wall BANKSY Opens DYSTOPIAN #HOTEL In Bethlehem In Middle East, Surrounded By ISRAELI WATCH TOWERS & a HUGE CONCRETE WALL!!, From YouTubeVideos
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Inside Banksy's The Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem Israel strenuously claims the wall was built to aid security by keeping out Palestinian "terrorists". But the wall's path outside The Walled Off Hotel seals off Bethlehem from one of its major holy sites, Rachel's Tomb, and has allowed Jewish religious extremists to take it over.
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Joe Biden has confirmed to Russia that the US really wants regime change Biden's comment - given the US record in Iraq, Libya, and elsewhere, serves Putin's claim that his Ukraine invasion was pre-emptive.
AL AQSA Mosque in Jerusalem, From YouTubeVideos
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How will US Jerusalem move affect Israel's far right? Few have factored in the likely effect of Trump's new Jerusalem policy on the Israeli public, which has been shifting steadily to the right for most of the past two decades. The city and its contested holy sites have gained an increasingly powerful religious and national symbolism for many Israeli Jews.
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Is It Already Too Late to Say Goodbye? A proportion of early readers of this post have mistaken it for an actual goodbye rather than as a cautionary tale of what has been happening and what is still to come.
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George Monbiot, the Left's Very Own McCarthy Monbiot is no longer what he claims to be or seems. Years of being embedded in the corporate media have eroded his ability to remain truly independent or to appreciate those like Herman, Peterson and Chomsky who demand the right to retain that privilege for themselves.
Palestine's two-state solution, From ImagesAttr
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The two-state solution may ultimately be doomed to fail There can have been few Palestinians whose hearts did not warm at least a little to the news that the British parliament voted overwhelmingly this week to recognize a Palestinian state. The parliamentary win, as has been widely noted, was symbolic -- and in more ways than one. The motion, backed by 274 votes to 12, is not binding.
Disqualified Haneen Zoabi -- Free Palestine, From ImagesAttr
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Israel's Palestinian parties face test of unity If Zoabi is excluded, the other parties in the list will have to decide whether to refuse to run in a show of solidarity. If, as seems more likely, they choose to ignore her disqualification and stand anyway, that could send a troubling message to their voters -- that Lieberman and Netanyahu get to decide who represents Palestinian citizens in the Israeli parliament.
Church of the Holy Sepulchre closed, From YouTubeVideos
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Money, not the protection of Palestinian Christians, was at the root of Holy Sepulchre protest Christian leaderships are at least in part to blame for opening up a Pandora's box on land matters in Jerusalem and elsewhere. They have treated their extensive holdings, much of it land and property entrusted to them by Palestinian Christians and overseas pilgrims, as chips in a game of real-estate poker. Israel has been looking for a chance to raise the stakes.
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Will Netanyahu end up at the Hague? At the weekly Israeli cabinet meeting, Netanyahu warned: "Those who need to answer before a criminal court are the heads of the Palestinian Authority, who have forged an alliance with the war criminals of Hamas." One of his officials similarly noted that they had "quite a bit of ammunition" to use against Abbas.
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Biden or Trump will mean four more years of cheerleading for Israel Biden has sought to outcompete Trump for the title of most unwavering, uncritical supporter of Israel.
Social Media: the big 5, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Social media giants allow hate speech against Russia but silence Israel's critics Silicon Valley's decision to allow anti-Russia threats reveals it as little more than a propaganda arm of the West
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The fantasy at the center of Israel's "muezzin bill" The "muezzin bill" does not arrive in a politically neutral context. The extremist wing of the settler movement championing it has been vandalizing and torching mosques in Israel and the occupied territories for years. The new bill follows hot on the heels of a government-sponsored expulsion law that allows Jewish legislators to oust from the parliament the Palestinian minority's representatives if they voice unpopular views.
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Trump's clarifying moment for Israel and Palestinians The one-state option mooted by Mr Trump will resonate with both Israelis and Palestinians because it reminds each side of their historic ambitions. It is a supremely clarifying moment. Each side must now define what it really wants to fight for: a fortress for their tribe alone, or a shared homeland ensuring rights and dignity for all.
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Israel's reasoning against peace: Deal comes at high cost to Jewish privilege A peace agreement and Palestinian statehood would turn Israel overnight into an insignificant Middle Eastern state, one that would soon be starved of its enormous US subsidies. To most Israeli Jews -- including the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu -- that a real solution to their conflict with the Palestinians might come at too heavy a price to their own pockets.
Israeli soldiers shoot Palestinian youth, From ImagesAttr
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Israel's New Abyss Israel's law chief has agreed that the Palestinian politicians, journalists and activists swept up in the latest mass arrests will be treated as "ticking bombs." Israel's torture cells are back in business. s it becomes ever clearer to Palestinian society that Israel is never going to concede Palestinian statehood, things that were once barely tolerated are now seen as unendurable.
Gaza Strip Kite Flying, From YouTubeVideos
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Young protesters are defying Israel's blockade with scraps of paper and plastic After the snipers began maiming thousands of the demonstrators, including children, medics and journalists, for the impudence of imagining they had a right to liberty, the enclave's youths reinvented the kite's role. If it failed to serve as a reminder of Palestinians' humanity, it could at least remind Israel and the outside world of their presence, of the cost of leaving two million human beings to rot.
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How the Taliban Surge Exposed Pentagon's Lies Western politicians and media colluded in duping their publics into believing Afghanistan was a 'winnable war'.
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Russia-Ukraine - Western Media Are Acting As Cheerleaders For War We are always the Good Guys and they are always the Bad Guys and in which our suffering matters and the suffering of others doesn't.
Israeli soldier Elor Azaria convicted over Hebron death, From GoogleImages
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Fury at Azaria verdict is Israel's Trump moment Israel's new army is no longer even minimally restrained by concerns about the army's "moral" image or threats of international war crimes investigations. It cares little what the world thinks, much like the new breed of politicians who have thrown their support behind Azaria.
US$ feed Israel war crime, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Politics - Not Law - will decide whether Israel faces war crimes charges "Universal Jurisdiction" rules which allow foreign citizens to seek the arrest of an official suspected of violating international law if his or her state refuses to adjudicate have never been enforced in practice against Israelis.
Palestinian child stands in front of the rubble of a home destroyed by an Israeli missile. March 2006, From ImagesAttr
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Obama's Bribe; Palestinians Will Be The Losers - Again Watching the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians drag on year after year without conclusion, it is easy to overlook the enormous changes that have taken place on the ground since the Oslo Accords were signed 17 years ago.
Palestine's Hamas and Fatah Reconciliation disappointed Israel, From ImagesAttr
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Hamas-Fatah reconciliation -- Unity on Israel's terms won't help The unity government simply breathes new life into the illusion -- created by the Oslo accords of two decades ago -- that good governance by the Palestinian Authority can change the Palestinians' situation for the better. In practice, such governance has entailed submitting to Israel's security demands, a Palestinian obligation Abbas termed "sacred" last week.
Netanyahu has maneuvered Gantz a former general into rubber-stamping the new arrangements, From InText
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Netanyahu's coalition deal paves the way to annexation With his rival Benny Gantz now on his side and few checks in place the prime minister is all set to rule with an iron fist.
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Israelis Risk Jail To Smuggle Palestinians; 600 Sign Up For Campaign Of Disobedience Nearly 600 Israelis have signed up for a campaign of civil disobedience, vowing to risk jail to smuggle Palestinian women and children into Israel for a brief taste of life outside the occupied West Bank.
Breakout: Palestinian Citizens of Israel: A Key Piece of the Puzzle, From YouTubeVideos
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Palestinians in Israel face uncertain political future amid Joint List split Analysts warn that breakup of faction risks Palestinian citizens of Israel staying home - bolstering the right in April's ballot.
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We Can Defeat the Corporate Media's War to Snuff Out Independent Journalism The constant acts of intimidation and violence by political and media elites to crush media pluralism in the name of "democratic values" will serve only to further expose the hypocrisy and bad faith of the corporate media and its hired hands.
The only Palestinian home still standing in Tzipori is a bed and breakfast called 'Zippori Village' (MEE/Jonathan Cook), From ImagesAttr
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"A place I do not recognize": Palestinians mark 70 years of Israeli injustice Israel keeps no public records, but it is believed that nearly a quarter of Israel's Palestinian minority are internal refugees or descended from them. Israeli law even provides them with a special, Orwellian designation as "present absentees" -- present in Israel, but absent from their villages. They have been stripped of any right -- even as Israeli citizens -- to reclaim their property or return to their lands.
From Israeli PM: The alliance between America and Israel has never been stronger US President Donald Trump expressed his hopes for a peaceful settlement to the Middle East crisis again on Monday as he met Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin , From YouTubeVideos
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Americans are waking up to Israel's brutal and discriminatory tactics With opinion now evenly split between those who favour a one or two-state solution, many in the US are turning their attention to the systemic inequities faced by Palestinians.
A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet refuels from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility., From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Why Israel is joining the Pentagon's 'Arab Nato' Israel's inclusion in Centcom will further harm the Palestinian cause, drive a wedge between Arab states and raise the heat on Iran
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How Israel's Netanyahu helped break apart the Joint List Rifts in the Palestinian coalition party in Israel have helped further the prime minister's agenda and may yet foil his corruption trial.
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Israel: where vision and reality violently diverge Israel is denying entry not only to Arabs and would-be record breakers. And it is deporting not just those such as migrant workers and African asylum seekers who might pollute the Jewish state with non-Jewish genes. Now it is openly targeting Jews whose politics do not align with the far-right government of Mr Netanyahu.
Israeli troops attack Palestine kids., From YouTubeVideos
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Rise in Palestinian children held by Israel "alarming" Israel is the only country in the world, according to DCIP, that "systematically prosecutes between 500 and 700 children in military courts each year." The Israeli army had been unnerved by the mounting bad publicity, said Gerard Horton, of Military Court Watch, which monitors abuses of children in detention.
The Spin Room Panel: Benny Gantz and Challenges to the Right THE SPIN ROOM | Former IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz is second in the polls behind Netanyahu's governing Likud party. But the popular Gantz has not ..., From YouTubeVideos
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Benny Gantz and Israel's drive to become a modern-day Sparta Gantz, the former general hoping to lead the government, and Kochavi, the general leading its army, are symptoms of just how complete the militaristic logic that has overtaken Israel really is. An Israel determined to become a modern-day Sparta.
As the divide has deepened it has become clear that neither side is prepared to pay more than lip service to democracy, From Uploaded
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Brexit Reveals Jeremy Corbyn to be the True Moderate These UK politicians aren't just Remainers, they are Remainists, who not only refuse to contemplate any weakening of the bonds between the UK and Europe but actually want those bonds to tighten.
Israeli protest Minister of Sports and Culture Miri Regev, From ImagesAttr
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Israel's minister of culture cracks down on TV station for Palestinians The station, which broadcasts six hours a day to Israel's 1.5 million Palestinian Arab citizens, focuses on news, arts, food and celebrities, as well as offering children's programs and quiz shows. Despite the channel's modest budget and ambitions, however, Israel's public security minister, Gilad Erdan, ordered its closure last week, describing its operations as a "breach of Israel's sovereignty."
The treatment of Palestinians online serves as a warning that it would be foolish indeed to regard these globe-spanning corporations as politically neutral platforms, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Social media's erasure of Palestinians is a grim warning for our future Facebook, Google and Twitter are not neutral platforms. They control the digital public square to aid the powerful - and can cancel any of us overnight.
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Partners in Crime -- Gaza: Crushed Between Israel and Egypt Israel has turned a blind eye to Egypt pouring troops, as well as tanks and helicopters, into Sinai in violation of the 1979 peace treaty. Israel would rather Egypt mop up the Islamist threat on their shared doorstep. The destruction of the tunnels, meanwhile, has sealed off the main conduit by which Hamas armed itself against future Israeli attacks.
Many of the settlements — contrary to widely held impressions of them — have grown into large towns, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 10, 2019
Once again, the UN has failed to name firms that profit from Israel's illegal settlements The more violent Israel becomes towards the Palestinians and the more intransigent in rejecting peace, the less pressure is exerted upon it. Not only does Israel continue to enjoy generous financial, military and diplomatic support from the US and Europe, both are working ever harder to silence criticisms of its actions by their own citizens.
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Why Israel wanted Arafat dead Israel's interests in killing Arafat are evident when one considers what occurred after his death. Not only did the Palestinian national movement collapse, but the Palestinian leadership got drawn back into a series of futile peace talks, leaving Israel clear to concentrate on land grabs and settlement building.
Vladimir Putin - Caricature, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Russia-Ukraine A different invasion - The West's same 'madman' script The invasion is intended as a shot across the bows to dissuade Nato from moving its high-wire act into Ukraine.
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Obama's cave-in to Israel: letter suggests US not honest broker The disclosures were made by an informed source: David Makovsky, of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a close associate of Dennis Ross, Obama's chief adviser on the Middle East, who is said to have initiated the offer.
White Washing war crimes, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Palestinians in Israel now face far-right mob violence backed by the state Protests by Palestinian citizens are being greeted with a mix of police violence and vigilante style attacks from Jewish fascists.
Susiya olive trees destroyed by Israeli settlers, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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'Finished With The Bluffing': Jewish National Fund goes public with its aid to settlers The Jewish National Fund JNF intends to stop pretending to Jews abroad that it is only engaged in non-controversial forestation and desert-reclamation projects. Rather it is ready to go public with aggressive Judaization projects designed to dispossess Palestinians in the occupied territories.
Most Israeli Jews have long supported two Israels: one for them and another for the Palestinian minority., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 11, 2016
Welcome to Israel's Version of Apartheid, as Passengers Evict Palestinians from Plane Most Israeli Jews have long supported two Israels: one for them and another for the Palestinian minority, with further, even more deprived ghettos for Palestinians under occupation. The inhabitants of one Israel remain hostile towards, and abusive of, those in the other, who refuse to accept Jewish privilege as the natural order -- just like the mob that insisted that their fellow citizens had no right to share a plane.
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Red Lines And Green Lights -- Israel Still Angling For Attack On Syria And Iran Soon, as Israeli analysts are already pointing out, Syria will be hosting international inspectors searching for WMD, not unlike the situation in Iraq shortly before the US-led invasion of 2003. Israel, it can safely be assumed, will quietly meddle, trying to persuade the West that Assad is not cooperating and that Hizbullah and Iran are implicated.
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Treatment of Palestinians is Apartheid by Any Other Name The international community has long criticized Israel for the "discrimination" its Palestinian citizens face and for the "oppression" of Palestinians under occupation. This terminology needs overhauling too, say the human rights lawyers. A system that treats one ethnic group as less human than another already has a legal name: it is called apartheid.
Julian Assange, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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The Hounding of Julian Assange leaves honest journalism with no refuge The message sent to journalists could not be clearer or more chilling. What happened to Assange could happen to you too. It leaves honest journalism with no refuge no sanctuary anywhere in the world.
Razor wire Wall, Occupied Palestine, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Amazon and Google: partners in Israeli apartheid The $1.2 billion contract for Project Nimbus awarded earlier this year means the two tech firms are to build data centers in Israel on behalf of the Israeli military and government.
The decision to ally with the Jewish equivalent of the Ku Klux Klan lays bare where the Israeli right plans to head next, From InText
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Desperate Netanyahu openly embraces Jewish extremists Last year, Otzma Yehudit's leader, Michael Ben-Ari, called for violence against Israel's 1.7-million-strong Palestinian minority, who have second-class citizenship, calling them "a fifth column" that was "waging war against us".
Benjamin Netanyahu, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 22, 2016
Religious zealots waging a quiet revolution in Israel The goal of the religious nationalists is undisguised: to remove the last restraints on the occupation, and build a glorious, divinely ordained Greater Israel over an obliterated Palestinian society. That means no hope of a peaceful resolution of Israel's conflict with the Palestinians -- unless it is preceded by a tumultuous civil war between Israel's secular and religious Jews.
Gaza Slaughter continues, while the world is only watching., From ImagesAttr
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US plays decisive role in Israel's attack on Gaza Of great concern should be the Obama administration's decision to back Israel to the hilt and the US media's silence on the matter. There can be no hope of a peaceful solution ever gaining traction -- or these bouts of blood-letting in Gaza coming to end -- unless Washington is finally unmasked as Israel's abettor-in-chief.
Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel, From FlickrPhotos
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Israel wages a new war of attrition in Jerusalem What Palestinians in Jerusalem urgently need is a reason for hope -- and a clear signal that other countries will not join the US in abandoning them.
The Home Front Command Simulating Missile Attack, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Iron Dome: Don't be deceived - US aid to Israel is not about saving lives US funding for Israel's missile interception system is part of its wider efforts to shore up a military system of global domination
Drones attack, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 16, 2021
'Honest Mistakes' - How the US and Israel Justify the Targeting and Killing of Civilians The States that claim they kill innocents 'by accident' or 'unintentionally' or because 'the terrorists shield behind them' are also the ones that keep killing innocents.
Detained Palestinian, West Bank, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Picnic Video Exposes Both Faces of Israeli Apartheid Israel upholds a system of Jewish supremacy over the land and it doesn't matter whether those challenging its apartheid rule are Palestinian subjects without rights or 'Arab' citizens supposedly with full rights.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas called Israel's actions
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Is Israel's Tax Grab a Prelude to Further Hollowing Out the Palestinian Authority? The current stand-off between Netanyahu and Abbas lays bare the duplicity of the situation for all to see. The PA leader may say the prisoners are the most cherished Palestinian constituency but he also describes his security services' co-ordination with Israel as "sacred".
Israel to ethnically cleanse 30,000 Palestinian from Negev desert, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 13, 2014
The transfer of Israeli Arabs The attitudes of the police, government and the Israeli public were shaped -- and still are -- by a more general political atmosphere that derives from Israel's founding ideology, Zionism. Israel's Palestinian minority is viewed as the state's Achilles' heel; an opening for Palestinians in the occupied territories to undermine the state's Jewishness.
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Bedouin Land Fight; Claim For Native Title Threatens Jewish State 68 year old Bedouin activist, Mr al Uqbi, claims the right to return to a patch of 82 hectares in the Negev, close to the regional capital, Beersheva, that he says has belonged to his family for generations. But as both the government and the judge in the case, Sarah Dovrat, seem to appreciate, much more is at stake.
Israeli Occupation Forces demolish Palestinian homes, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Israel's model of political despair in Jerusalem It should be no surprise that Jerusalem is the eye of the storm. For more than a decade it has served as a laboratory for the Israeli right to experiment with a model of political despair designed to make Palestinians either submit or leave.
Destruction of Gaza, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 28, 2014
How Israel is turning Gaza into a super-max prison Where else in the world, apart from the Palestinian territories, would the international community stand by idly as so many people suffer -- and not from a random act of God but willed by fellow humans? The reason for the hold-up is, as ever, Israel's "security needs." Gaza can be rebuilt but only to the precise specifications laid down by Israeli officials.
United For Freedom For Palestine, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Jerusalem protests: The mob 'breaking faces' learned from Israel's establishment A quarter of Israeli Jews recognise their rule over Palestinians as 'apartheid'. The question is whether they think that's a bad thing?
Assange getting dragged out of embassy, April 11, 2019., From InText
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UK Blurring Two Very Different Extradition Claims The Swedish and U.S. claims are vastly different, writes Jonathan Cook. But the public conversation in the U.K. is simply about which has first dibs on Assange.
Israel and Palestine flags, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Israeli paramedics accused of medical violations There is mounting evidence that Israeli ambulance crews are withholding treatment from Palestinians injured during a wave of attacks over the past six months, according to rights groups. Physicians for Human Rights in Israel, a medical watchdog group, found that wounded Palestinians had been left untreated for as long as two hours.
Data Security, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Pegasus spyware row is really about who controls cyber weapons Professions of concern about human rights violations and invasions of privacy will keep dominating headlines but the real battle will be for who emerges as the global spymaster.
Israeli citizens cannot get married in Israel unless an ultra-orthodox rabbi decides if they are .Jewish enough.., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 24, 2016
Rabbis deny 1 in 10 Jews the right to marry in Israel The Chief Rabbinate, the supreme religious authority in Israel for the Jewish population, has exclusive control over a range of personal status matters, including conversion, marriage and divorce. The rabbinate represents a strict stream of Judaism known as Orthodoxy. Other, more liberal trends within Judaism have no official standing.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Israel seeks to pit Christian Arabs against Muslims in a cruel clash Israel would prefer that Christians reject the Palestinian variant of liberation theology and adopt the Christian Zionism that dominates in the US, Israel's chief sponsor. All of this is designed to corral Israel's Muslim population into a corner, creating a much cleaner narrative for Israel in which Jews and Christians are brothers guarding the ramparts.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 4, 2011
Britain Arrests Respected Palestinian Leader He is an Islamic "preacher of hate" whose views reflect "virulent anti-Semitism" and who has funded Hamas terror operations, according to much of the British media.
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The Israeli Surveillance State: Did The "Shin Bet" Just Hack My Computer? The Shin Bet is run by people who have the minds of thugs, clever thugs, but thugs nonetheless. If that has always been true, it is all the more so now. The Haaretz newspaper recently revealed that three of the four top posts in the Shin Bet are currently occupied by people who describe themselves as national-religious -- that is, the ideology of the extremist settlers.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 25, 2013
Obama's Israel trip The Palestinians are stuck in a political and diplomatic cul-de-sac, unable to move forward either with the development of their national struggle or with talks on viable statehood. Whatever Obama's intentions, the reality is that this will be another four years of diplomatic failure.
Twenty armed Israeli soldiers arresting a Palestinian child in Hebron., From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 17, 2018
Growing US public support for one state shared equally by Israelis and Palestinians falls on deaf ears Two years of Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu as a Middle East peacemaking team appear to be having a transformative effect -- and in ways that will please neither of them. The American public is now evenly split between those who want a two-state solution and those who prefer a single state, shared by Israelis and Palestinians
The law will have a 'chilling effect' on Palestinian minority's solidarity efforts with Palestinians under occupation., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 19, 2016
Israel's anti-terror law "dangerous" and "anti-Arab" An advisory committee will be able to approve declaring a group a terror organization. Those under investigation for links to terror may find that they have no access to the secret evidence used against them. Legislation is expected to be passed in the next few weeks cracking down on human rights groups and giving a majority of Knesset members the power to expel Palestinian lawmakers.
At least three-quarters of the more than 1,700 Palestinians killed so far in the Israeli incursion have been non-combatants, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 4, 2014
Eyeless in Gaza Israel is occupying and besieging Gaza, conferring on its inhabitants a right under international law to fight for their freedom. How does the oppressor, the lawbreaker have a right to self-defence? If Israel objects to being scratched and bruised, it should stop choking its victim.
Benjamin Netanyahu, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 19, 2015
Netanyahu and Europe's far right find common ground Netanyahu and the far-right share much common ground. He wants a Europe free of Jews -- as well as Muslims who undermine Europe's support for Israel -- because he thinks that is in Jewish interests. The far-right wants the same because it believes it will be in the interests of a supposed "native" white majority.
Banner -- Shame israel Shame, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 28, 2016
Israel continues to sow the seeds of discontent The struggle for two states appears finished. As Netanyahu averred recently, Israel would prefer to "live forever by the sword" than concede territory to the Palestinians. The message of the dovish opposition leader, Isaac Herzog, is softer but the same. At the weekend he told the French president, Francois Hollande: "Now is not the time for a Palestinian state."
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 15, 2014
On Nakba Day, Israelis Forced to Confront a Guilty Secret While Israeli Jews were trying to enjoy guilt-free street parties last week, news reports focused on the activities of their compatriots -- the Palestinians who remained inside the new state of Israel and now comprise a fifth of the population. Estimates are that one in four of these 1.5 million Palestinian citizens is from a family internally displaced by the 1948 war.
Compassion and solidarity - A Jewish man with a Palestinian flag., From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 1, 2022
Palestine is a Loud Echo of Britain's Colonial Past and a Warning of the Future It is a fight to end colonialism in all its forms, to end our inhumanity towards those we live alongside, to remember that we are all equally human and all equally entitled to respect and dignity.
Meir Dagan and Benjamin Netanyahu on 124 News, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Spymaster's final interview reveals deep rift in Israel Almost no one in Israel, it seems, wants justice for the Palestinians. But a gulf is opening up between the old order that cares what others think of Israel and a new order that refuses to make even the smallest concessions to the sensitivities of the outside world. In that war, Mr Netanyahu and the far-right look set to emerge triumphant.
Children of Gaza photo by Ali Noureldine (EPA), From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 21, 2016
How Israel is "turning Palestinians into Zionists" Israeli officials had stepped up interference in the Palestinian curriculum in recent years, censoring large sections of textbooks. Changes have included removing pictures of Palestinian flags and PA logos; excising information about PLO leaders; cutting lines from poems that could be interpreted as promoting struggle against occupation; and redacting references to the Nakba, loss of Palestinians' homeland in 1948.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 12, 2016
Israeli textbook "bad for Arabs, bad for Jews" Although the ministry produced the new civics textbook amid great secrecy, leading Jewish educators who have seen the final text complain that it is riddled with factual inaccuracies, maligns the Palestinian minority, and discounts democratic values.
A tied election can't mask the fact that Israel has shifted fundamentally to the right and that Netanyahu is now firmly in the driving seat, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Netanyahu reigns supreme and all opposition has been crushed Netanyahu is now set this summer to become Israel's longest-serving prime minister, beating the record set by Israel's founding father, David Ben Gurion.
A march near the destroyed Palestinian village of Saffuriya by internal refugees marking the anniversary of the Nakba, From ImagesAttr
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Israel accused of using trickery to snatch refugee lands For Palestinian society, land dealing with Israel is considered taboo. But some refugees admitted that Israel had been using various forms of pressure long before the latest lawyers' ruse to persuade families into signing away their rights.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 15, 2011
Setting a price tag for Israeli supremacy A mosque was torched, followed days later by an attack on Muslim and Christian graves. In each case the settlers left their calling card -- the words "Price tag," indicating an act of revenge -- scrawled on their handiwork. None of the recent attacks against Palestinians has led to prosecutions.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 29, 2013
We Steal Secrets: The assassination of Julian Assange Gibney's film treats Assange as if he and the US corporate-military behemoth were engaged in a simple game of cat and mouse, two players trying to outsmart each other. This documentary could have been a fascinating study of the moral quandaries faced by whistleblowers in the age of the surveillance super-state. Instead Gibney chose the easy course and made a film that sides with the problem rather than the solution.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 17, 2013
Sapping Assad's Strength -- Israel Stirs The Pot In Syria The best Israel can hope for is that Assad holds on but only just. That would keep the regime in place, or boxed into its heartland, but sapped of the energy to concern itself with anything other than immediate matters of survival. It would be unable to offer help to Hizbullah, isolating the militia in Lebanon and cutting off its supply line to Iran.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 7, 2010
Suspected Torturer Gets Key Police Job in Jerusalem; Doron Zahavi Accused of Running Israel's Abu Ghraib A police officer known as "Major George" who is accused of torturing Arab prisoners in his previous role as chief interrogator in a secret military jail has been appointed to oversee relations with Jerusalem's Palestinian population, it has emerged.
Jeremy Corbyn, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 7, 2019
Labour's civil war on Israel has been a long time coming Labour MPs have a choice. They can stand on the wrong side of history, battling the tide like some modern King Canute, or they can recognize that it is time to fully enter the modern era and that means embracing a program of anti-racism that encompasses everyone, including Jews and Palestinians.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 28, 2012
The terror lurking in a Christmas tree Few mayors or rabbis find themselves in the uncomfortable position of needing to go public with their views on the dangers of Christmas decorations. In Israel, segregation between Jews and Palestinians is almost complete. Even most of the handful of mixed cities are really Jewish cities with slum-like ghettoes of Palestinians living on the periphery.
Pope Francis visits major sites in Jerusalem, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 26, 2014
Israel's Christians need all the support they can get A visit that eschewed politics to focus only on religion -- elevating holy sites above the people who live next to them -- would betray a Christian community that needs all the help it can get as it fights for its continuing place in the holy land.
The real purpose of the Abraham Accords appeared less about saving Palestinians than allowing Gulf states to go public with and expand their existing ties to Israel, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 15, 2020
How Gulf states became business partners in Israel's occupation Since signing the Abraham Accords the UAE and Bahrain have been actively colluding with Israel's settler movement and military authorities.
Benjamin Netanyahu - Caricature, From FlickrPhotos
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Why Netanyahu's Makeover Made Him an Improbable 'Arab Lover' After years of inciting against Israel's Palestinian citizens Netanyahu is running as 'Abu Yair' and keen to be seen sipping coffee with Bedouin elders.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Israel's Annexation Plan Under international law, Israel's rule in the West Bank and Gaza is considered "belligerent occupation" and, therefore, its actions must be justified by military necessity only. If there is no occupation, Israel has no military grounds to hold on to the territories. In that case, it must either return the land to the Palestinians, and move out the settlers, or defy international law by annexing the territories.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 6, 2020
The task before 'Sleepy Joe' is to put liberal America right back to sleep There is no real way to sleep through life or politics and not wake up one day - usually when it is too late - realizing catastrophic mistakes were made. As individuals, we may face that terrible reckoning on our death-beds. Empires rarely go so quietly..
The church-run schools are attended by about 33,000 children - some five percent of the Palestinian school-age population, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Church-run schools in Israel face "death sentence" Studies by the Follow-Up Committee for Arab Education show that Jewish pupils receive at least five times more funding than Arab pupils -- $1,100 each compared to $192. The Arab sector suffers from a shortage of more than 6,000 classrooms and 4,000 teachers. Jewish schools have twice as many computers relative to their student body than Arab schools.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 9, 2016
After Tel Aviv attack, Israel's Palestinians tarred as "criminals" Netanyahu said he was "not impressed" by accusations that he had incited hatred with his speech. He was "making a very large effort to ensure Israel is a state under unified law," he said. An Israeli Facebook post of a bogus video supposedly showing the village of Arara celebrating the Tel Aviv killings, went viral. It was later shown to be footage of celebrations in Lebanon at Ariel Sharon's death two years ago.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 19, 2010
My Oath To Israel's "Jewish Democracy" and Why My Fingers Will Be Crossed In all likelihood, I will be one of the very first non-Jews expected to swear loyalty to Israel as an ideology rather than as a state.
A panel at the conference
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Emerging from a "reign of terror": Palestinians in Israel hold first BDS conference A private cinema in Nazareth agreed to host the event after several public venues in Haifa backed out, apparently fearful that they risked being punished by the Israeli government. The question of how feasible it is for Israel's 1.6 million Palestinian citizens to promote BDS was high on the conference agenda, with speakers addressing issues of legality and strategy.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 1, 2014
The experts' verdict: Every Israeli missile strike is a war crime Even if we assume total good faith on Israel's part that it is trying to hit only Hamas and other military sites, it is clear it cannot do so even with the advanced weaponry it has. The inherent imprecision of its arsenal is compounded many fold by the fact that it is using these weapons in densely built-up areas. Israel is committing war crimes by definition -- right now.
Soldiers stand near a car used by members of the TIPH Temporary International Presence in Hebron, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 13, 2019
The observer mission in Hebron acted as a restraint on the settlers' worst excesses. Now that has come to an end In Hebron, as at Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, a Muslim holy site is treated solely as an obstacle - one that must be removed so that Israel can assert exclusive sovereignty over all of the Palestinians' former homeland.
Be careful what you wish for, From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Trump may kill Netanyahu with kindness The creation of a Greater Israel could damage Israel by reframing the Palestinian struggle as a fight for equal rights in a single state. Comparisons with earlier struggles, against South African apartheid and Jim Crow in the US deep south, would be hard to counter.
Middle East Peace Talks On Brink Of Collapse, From ImagesAttr
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Distracted by the peace process: What really happened during the talks Both the US and Israel have come to rely on the endless theatrics of the two-decade peace process. Settlement freezes, prisoner releases, rows about Palestinian Authority funding and, of course, intermittent negotiations have served as useful distractions from the main developments on the ground. The era of wishful thinking may finally be coming to an end -- and that will be progress in itself.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Wikileaks and the New Global Order; America's Wake-Up Call The Wikileaks disclosure this week of confidential cables from United States embassies has been debated chiefly in terms either of the damage to Washington's reputation or of the questions it raises about national security and freedom of the press. The headlines aside, most of the information so far revealed from the 250,000 documents is hardly earth-shattering...
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 17, 2013
Even the World Bank understands: Palestine is being disappeared The World Bank report follows a long line of warnings in recent years from international bodies on the dire economic situation facing Palestinians. But, significantly, the World Bank has homed in on the key battleground for an international community still harboring the forlorn hope that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will end in Palestinian statehood.
Benjamin Netanyahu, From TwitterPhotos
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Israel is on the brink of a tyranny of the majority Netanyahu is legislating the expulsion of Balad and throwing down the gauntlet to the courts. It won't end there. If Balad is unseated, the participation of the other Joint List factions will be untenable. In effect, the Israeli right is seeking to ethnically cleanse the parliament.
Badee Dwaik, of the non-government organisation Human Rights Defenders, points out grafitti on a wall in occupied Hebron, H2, that says
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In Israel, an ugly tide sweeps over Palestinians The trigger-happy soldier Elor Azaria and the peace camp leader Isaac Herzog have more in common than either might wish to admit. In their different ways, both have helped to turn all Palestinians into outcasts -- and crush any hope of concessions from Israel to peace.
DSC_0409F, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Israel's KKK on the way to government? Party pushing for expulsion of Palestinians forms election pact with Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud.
West War Machines, From FlickrPhotos
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The planet cannot begin to heal until we rip the mask off the West's war machine The state is not primarily there to represent voters or uphold democratic rights and values; it is a vehicle for facilitating and legitimating the concentration of wealth and power into fewer and fewer hands.
Raed Salah, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 5, 2015
Banned Islamic leader: Netanyahu pushing region to religious war "In any normal country, there is a duty on the politicians to listen to their intelligence services. But Netanyahu simply ignored their advice," Salah said. "After Paris, we issued a statement condemning the attacks. But Netanyahu wants to libel Islam as a violent, extreme, inciteful religion. It is Netanyahu who is leading the region to a religious war."
Israel Defense Forces Soldier with Schoolchild, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Israel's army and schools work hand in hand, say teachers Most Jewish children in Israel are subject to a military draft when they matriculate from high school at the age of 17. Boys usually serve three years, and girls two. Nearly 300 schools have been encouraged to join an IDF-education ministry program called "Path of Values," whose official goal is to "strengthen the ties and cooperation between schools and the army."
Julian Assange, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 9, 2021
The US and UK may not will Assange's death, but everything they are doing makes it more likely Washington has wanted Assange permanently silenced and made an example of -- by demonstrating to other journalists its terrifying reach and powers of retaliation -- ever since the Wikileaks founder exposed US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan a decade ago.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, From YouTubeVideos
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Appointment of Israeli spokesman viewed as snub to US Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the appointment of a new foreign media adviser and spokesman this week, the latest in a series of moves viewed as snubs to the Obama White House. Keyes steps in as Netanyahu's foreign media adviser at a time when Israeli officials have been accused of conducting a "witch hunt" against both the foreign press corps in Israel and Israeli social media activists.
From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 6, 2016
Netanyahu frets over how to tackle French peace plan Europe is increasingly fearful that an emboldened Israeli government may soon annex all or major parts of the West Bank, stymieing any hope of creating even a severely truncated Palestinian state. The Paris conference is a sign of the mounting desperation in Europe to restrain Israel.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 23, 2014
All is not lost for Palestinians, even if talks hit the buffers The most disturbing scenario imaginable for Israel is on the horizon: a campaign of popular non-violent resistance by Palestinians. It needs no formal leadership and its simple demand -- equal rights -- is one Israel and the US will struggle to counter. Israel's arsenal may be well-stocked but it has no weapons to defeat such a campaign.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Palestinians To Be Cast As Fall Guys -- Again Palestinians have no control over their borders, airspace, radio frequencies, water and other natural resources, not even over the currency or internal movement of goods and people. Everything depends on Israel's good will. And few investors will be prepared to bet on that.
Nazareth and its surrounding areas are home to thousands of Palestinian Christians with Israeli citizenship, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 17, 2014
Israel: Divide-and-conquer in Nazareth? Efforts by Israel to divide its large Palestinian minority along sectarian lines have heightened fears that the Biblical city of Nazareth may be about to return to the scenes of violent clashes. Tensions in the hometown of Jesus and a destination for hundreds of thousands of tourists each year, have risen sharply in recent months after Israel unveiled plans to encourage Christian school leavers to serve in the military.
Palestinian houses demolished by Israeli soldiers in in 2010., From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Israelis have the upper hand when it comes to vengeance In the face of the enduring violence of Israel's occupation, and the licence it provides soldiers to humiliate and oppress, ordinary Palestinians have a stark choice: to submit or resist. Ordinary Israelis, on the other hand, do not need to seek revenge on their own account. The Israeli state, military and courts are there every day doing it for them.
Hamas Praises Israel Shootings & Stabbings, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 19, 2015
Jerusalem chaos is a warning of things to come Israel has almost completed the division and enclosure of Palestinians into disconnected enclaves. As they hear the sound of the prison doors closing, Palestinian youths are lashing out at the guards closest to hand. Strangely, in the face of all this, there are signs of a parallel breakdown of order and leadership on the Israeli side.
CUNY Foreign Policy Speech - New York, NY - July 11, 2019, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 13, 2022
Why Washington's Focus on 'Credibility' Is a Recipe For War The world is entering what looks like a new even more complex cold war in which any misunderstanding, mishap, or false move, could rapidly escalate into nuclear confrontation.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 3, 2016
Execution of Palestinian exposes Israel's military culture hardly surprising that most Israelis feel this soldier is being singled out. His crime was not executing a Palestinian -- that happens all the time -- but being caught on film doing so. That was nothing more than bad luck. The Israeli public did not reach this conclusion by accident. They have been schooled in a tribal idea of justice from a young age. Palestinians are not viewed as fully human or deserving of rights.
Leader of the Islamic Movement in Israel, Sheikh Raed Salah, From TwitterPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 21, 2015
Israeli ban on Islamic party marks a "dangerous turning point" Given the mood in Europe and the United States after the Paris attacks, Netanyahu can probably count on the international community not studying too closely the comparisons between the Islamic Movement, Hamas and Islamic State. The timing of Netanyahu's announcement takes advantage of the growing climate against Islamic political activism at the local, regional and international levels.
Israeli police storm Al Aqsa mosque, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Netanyahu seeks to impose a new reality at Al Aqsa For the past month Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tried to rewrite the David and Goliath story by declaring war on what he terms Palestinian "terrorism by stones." There are echoes of Yitzhak Rabin's response nearly 30 years ago when, as defence minister, he ordered soldiers to "break bones" to stop a Palestinian uprising, often referred to as the "intifada of stones," against the Israeli occupation.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 11, 2010
Israel's Other 'Peace' Plan: Arm-Twisting Obama A ghost haunted the meeting of the Arab League in Libya at the weekend, as its foreign ministers decided to give a little more time to the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
Al Aqsa Mosque at Dawn, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 2, 2015
Israel's encirclement of al-Aqsa "nearly complete" Israeli officials have denied accusations that Islamic control at the site is being undermined. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed last month: "Israel is not the problem on the Temple Mount; it's the solution. We maintain the status quo." But there are indications of mounting concern in Europe and the United States that Israeli measures are weakening the status quo.
The emphasis has been on direct non-violent mass action spurning the high-level diplomacy of Fatah and Hamas' traditional commitment to armed resistance, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 5, 2019
Hamas and Fatah - Why the Two Groups are Failing There is no tangible regional or international support for the Palestinian cause and the Trump administration barely bothers to conceal its role now as a cheerleader for Israel.
Netanyahu congratulates Biden thanks Trump, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 19, 2020
Netanyahu Seeks to Smash the Joint List and cement permanent rule by Israel's far-right Netanyahu, ever the experienced tactician, has more incentive than ever to play high stakes to keep himself out of jail. With the Joint List as one of the main obstacles to his political survival he will do whatever it takes to bring the alliance down.
Clashes erupt in Jerusalem, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 16, 2015
Videos challenge Israeli police account of shootings Rami Nasreddin, the director of Palvision, a youth empowerment program in Jerusalem, said videos of violence by the security forces and of Jewish mobs had left many Palestinians in Jerusalem frightened to go out. "Most of the schools are closed because parents are afraid to let their children on to the streets," he said.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 13, 2015
As unrest grows in Israel and Palestine, Netanyahu seeks scapegoats Netanyahu's hard line comes as his poll ratings have slumped following the upswing in violence, which has been accompanied by concerted attacks from rightwing rivals, including from within his own governing coalition. A survey of Israeli Jews at the weekend found 73 percent were unhappy with his performance.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, listens to Secretary of State John Kerry during a meeting on Nov. 6, 2013, in Jerusalem., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 20, 2013
Kerry's framework agreement -- US plans "Gazafication" of the West Bank However vigorous the EU's arm-twisting, the reality is that the Palestinian leadership is being cajoled into an agreement that would destroy any hopes of a viable Palestinian state. Abbas is said to have viewed the US plan as "worse than bad." His agreement to it would be worse than disastrous.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 31, 2010
Israeli Police Shoot "Hated' Arab Legislator In Back; Protest Met With Rubber Bullets Israeli police injured two Arab legislators yesterday in violent clashes provoked by Jewish rightwing extremists staging a march through the northern Arab town of Umm al-Fahm.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 16, 2010
Law to Keep Jews and Arabs Apart: Apartheid Israel-Style The pretty two-storey home with a red-tiled roof built by Adel and Iman Kaadan looks no different from the rows of other houses in Katzir, a small hilltop community in northern Israel close to the West Bank. But, unlike the other residents of Katzir, the Kaadans moved into their dream home this month only after a 12-year battle through the Israeli courts.
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Twitter's Ban on Trump will Deepen the US Tribal Divide In the cost-beneft calculus censoring Trump is almost certain to further polarise an already deeply divided American society, amplify genuine grievances and conspiracy theories alike, sow greater distrust towards political elites, further fracture an already broken political system and ultimately rationalise political violence.
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How 20 tents rocked Israel -- Palestinians take the fight to their occupiers A group of 250 ordinary Palestinians set up a tent encampment they intended to convert into a new Palestinian village called Bab al-Shams, or Gate of the Sun. In a sign of how disturbed Israel is by such acts of popular resistance, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu had the the occupants removed in a dawn raid--although his own courts had issued a six-day injunction against the government's "evacuation" order.
Israeli Soldiers Refuse Palestinian Duties Israeli Soldiers Refuse Palestinian Duties, From ImagesAttr
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The Occupation's Dark Underbelly Exposed Surveillance helps confine millions of Palestinians to their territorial ghettos, ensures their total dependence on Israel, and even forces some to serve as undercover go-betweens for Israel, buying land to help the settlements expand. Palestinians who resist risk jail or execution.
Breaking the Silence, From FlickrPhotos
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A history of silencing Israeli army whistleblowers -- from 1948 until today In recent decades a few brave Israeli scholars have chipped away at the official facade. In the late 1990s a Haifa University student collected testimonies from former soldiers confirming that over 200 Palestinians had been massacred at Tantura, south of Haifa. After the findings were made public, he was pilloried and stripped of his degree.
He was denied access to visitors and basic means of communications violating both his asylum status and his human rights and threatening his mental and physical wellbeing, From InText
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After 7 Years of Deceptions About Assange the US Readies for Its First Media Rendition Most of the media refused to acknowledge that Assange was a journalist and publisher even though by failing to do so they exposed themselves to the future use of the same draconian sanctions should they or their publications ever need to be silenced.
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Futile Peace Talks Again -- The Jewish State's Bottom Line There are many flies waiting to spoil the ointment of the Middle East peace talks, not least Israel's recent announcement of a rash of settlement-building. The mood 20 years on is unchanged. The Palestinian minority is still viewed as a fifth column, one a Jewish state would be better off without.
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In the West Bank, Israel's "charity" comes at a price Israel's tourism video is designed to reverse the Oslo accords, which held out a false promise two decades ago that the Palestinians would one day enjoy statehood and self-determination. Israel's micromanagement of the territories is now such that it is even taking responsibility for attracting visitors to Palestine.
Massive DC Rally And March For Gaza 22, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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Israel is losing the fight to obscure its apartheid character New report by rights group B'Tselem will make it harder to smear Israel's critics as antisemites for arguing that Israel is a racist state.
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UN Bid Heralds Death of Palestine's Old Guard Amid the enthusiastic applause in New York and the celebrations in Ramallah, it was easy to believe -- if only a for minute -- that, after decades of obstruction by Israel and the United States, a Palestinian state might finally be pulled out of the United Nations hat. Will the world's conscience be midwife to a new era ending Israel's occupation of the Palestinians?
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Youtube becomes Israel's new battleground against Palestinians Most Palestinian videos are simply a record of their bitter experiences of occupation at the hands of soldiers and settlers. It is these experiences, not the videos, that drive Palestinians to breaking point. A "war on incitement" waged through YouTube and Facebook won't change Palestinian suffering. But it may, Mr Netanyahu presumably hopes, conceal Israel's brutality from the eyes of the world.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas must abandon his pact with Hamas if he wants peace, Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu said, From YouTubeVideos
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Security ties between Palestinians and Israel begin to fray The fragile nature of the security relationship was underscored last month when Netanyahu told his cabinet that Israel was preparing for the possibility that the PA, to which the security services answer, may collapse.
After Gandhi: One Hundred Years of Nonviolent Resistance, From YouTubeVideos
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A Palestinian call for "unarmed warfare" The power of disciplined non-violent resistance, Mubarak Awad says, is that it forces on the occupier a heavy burden: to "deal with our willingness to stand up for ourselves with nothing but our bodies and hearts." Awad argues that it is precisely by demonstrating an irrepressible humanity that Palestinians can again discover hope, reclaim their dignity and win freedom.
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Palestinian Citizens Wearily Eye Israeli Elections The "center-left" is starting to panic, fearing that the momentum of the shift rightwards may soon prove unstoppable. Without concerted action to shore up a credible opposition to Netanyahu, Israel is hurtling towards full-blown fascism at home and pariah status abroad.
Netanyahu's political allies want most of Area C the two-thirds of the West Bank designated in the Oslo accords as under temporary Israeli control, From InText
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Annexation may provide the key to unlocking Netanyahu's legal troubles The principle of victor-takes-all has been established in Washington. The question, therefore, is increasingly not whether, but what kind of annexation Netanyahu plans. It will most likely be done in stages and not referred to as annexation but rather "extending Israeli sovereignty".
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Israeli Forces Test Transfer Scenario; Secret Drill Simulates Riots By Arab Citizens Israel secretly staged a training exercise last week to test its ability to quell any civil unrest that might result from a peace deal with the Palestinian Authority requiring the forcible transfer of many Arab citizens, the Israeli media has reported.
Netanyahu has had every incentive to plumb new depths, From InText
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Netanyahu and Gantz are two sides of the same coin Netanyahu's electioneering has rarely been subtle. But after Israel's attorney general announced during the campaign that the prime minister faced corruption indictments, Netanyahu has had every incentive to plumb new depths. His officials have stated that his main rival, Benny Gantz, a general he once appointed as military chief of staff, is mentally unstable. One Likud video showed Gantz's head emerging from a cuckoo clock.
If the PA collapses so do the Palestinian security forces that have been keeping order in the West Bank as Israel has continued to plunder Palestinian land and resources, From Uploaded
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The Palestinian Authority is no longer crying wolf over its imminent collapse Given how precarious Palestinian finances are after decades of resource theft and restrictions on development imposed by Israel the PA is already on the brink of bankruptcy.
British Army soldiers from the Parachute Regiment shoot a poster of Jeremy Corbyn., From YouTubeVideos
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The media smoothed the path to British soldiers using Corbyn as target practice The political and media elites don't really care whether politicians are assaulted, vilified or threatened -- at least, not if it is the kind of politician who threatens their power. They aren't seriously worried about attacks on democracy, or about political violence, or about the rottenness at the core of state institutions. Their outrage is selective. It is rooted not in principle, but in self-interest.
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The Samson complex Once the US formally abandons the peace process, the current status quo intensifies: a single state ruled over apartheid-style by Israel, with a Palestinian Authority consigned to irrelevance or oblivion. Another round of failed peacemaking will do far more damage to the Palestinians and Washington's reputation than to an Israel that never intended to pick up the phone in the first place.
Dove in a flak jacket, Bethlehem, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 13, 2022
Shireen Abu Akleh was executed to send a message to Palestinians Reporting on Israel and Palestine I learned first-hand that Israel's version of events around the deaths of Palestinians or foreigners can never be trusted.
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If They Fail, Peace Talks Will Only Deepen Crisis For Palestinians There is also something puzzling about a peace process driven by a nine-month timetable rather than the logic of the negotiations. The most worrying indication that the US is heading down the same failed path is the announcement of Martin Indyk's return as mediator. Mr Indyk, a long-time Israel lobbyist, has been intimately tied to previous diplomatic failures.
This is a straightforward slugging match between the right wing (Gantz) and the even more right wing (Netanyahu), From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 11, 2019
This Israeli Election is Between the Right Wing and the Even More Right Wing To form the next government, Netanyahu or Gantz must forge deals with much smaller parties in the 120-member parliament to gain a majority.

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