PALESTINE | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


PALESTINE

May 11 13:16

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

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

May 11 10:27

ISRAEL’S NEW COALYNCHIA*

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

May 11 09:49

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

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

May 11 07:41

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

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

May 11 07:33

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

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

May 10 21:44

Is Saudi Arabia Now the Israel of the Gulf?

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

May 10 11:00

Gaza farmers face Israeli bullets to harvest crops

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

May 10 10:49

Settlers attack Palestinian woman and her children in Hebron

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

May 10 10:47

EU MPs demand ending partnership pacts with Israel

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

May 10 10:22

ISRAEL IS THE BIG WINNER IN BRITISH ELECTION

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

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

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

May 10 10:19

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Iran, not.

Russia, not.

China, not.

Private Central Banks? ENEMY!

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

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

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

May 10 10:15

Campus Debates on Israel Drive a Wedge Between Jews and Minorities

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

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

May 10 09:35

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

May 10 04:01

EU joins criticism of East Jerusalem settlement plan

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

May 10 02:39

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

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

May 09 15:32

Israel-Palestine: Speeding up the countdown to catastrophe

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

May 09 13:21

More Neocon-Zionist Theater in Texas

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

May 09 09:46

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

May 09 09:46

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

May 09 09:00

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

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

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

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

May 09 08:29

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

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

May 09 08:26

Primus latest band to cancel Israel show

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

May 08 18:34

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

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

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

May 08 18:29

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

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

May 08 18:19

Martyr’s Day

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

May 08 14:18

Palestinian Authority Hypocrisy

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 08 13:48

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

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

May 08 09:58

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

May 08 07:21

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

May 08 07:19

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

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

May 08 07:18

Free expression group PEN America gets sponsored by apartheid Israel

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

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

...

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

May 08 07:15

Gaza child unable to walk because of Israeli bullet

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

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

May 07 15:39

Gilad Atzmon - 2015 May Book Tour

May 07 15:04

Gilad Atzmon tour dates and locations.

May 07 14:42

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

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

May 07 14:38

Israeli forces shoot, seriously injure Palestinian near Nablus

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

May 07 13:44

Army Opens Fire On Farmers And Fishers In The Gaza Strip

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

May 07 13:22

Amnesty International’s Palestine Sell-out

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

May 07 09:42

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

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

May 07 08:01

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

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

May 07 07:57

Obama to Recognize Palestinian Statehood?

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

May 07 07:31

Palestinian village fights to survive as Israel sends in bulldozers

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

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

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

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

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

May 07 07:30

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

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

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

May 06 21:51

Amnesty whitewashes another massacre

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

May 06 14:02

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

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

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

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

May 06 12:56

Israeli MP Accused of Inciting Palestinian Genocide Named Justice Minister

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

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

May 06 11:10

UK General Election: Democracy hits the bottom

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

May 06 10:38

Australian sports commentator fired for anti-war tweets

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

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

May 06 09:33

Press TV: UK politics dominated by Israel lobbyists

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

May 06 08:52

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

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

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

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

May 06 07:07

The Month in Pictures: April 2015

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

May 06 07:07

South Africans apologize over forest planted on Palestinian village

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

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

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

May 05 15:09

Marianne Azizi's Facebook Page - videos of Ethiopian protests

May 05 14:35

A Bold Proposal: Palestine Should Give Its Refugees Citizenship

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

May 05 14:05

Samples of Israeli Horrific Brutality and War Criminality in Gaza

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

May 05 13:51

UN battle to ‘shame’ Israel over abuse of children

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

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

May 05 13:33

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

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

May 05 12:52

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

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

May 05 12:47

Gilad Atzmon 2015 May Book Tour

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

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

Please spread the message and come and bring your friends

May 05 12:00

Surviving in the “hell called Gaza”

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

May 05 09:12

Robert Martin Palestine Exposing the Israeli brutality.

May 05 08:02

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

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

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

May 05 08:00

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

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

May 05 07:51

Are you Jewish? Yes=Live, No=Death

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

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

Something is very wrong with this picture, literally.

May 04 15:02

Israeli military training damages Palestinian farms in Nablus

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

May 04 14:14

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

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

May 04 14:09

Israeli closure turns East Jerusalem neighborhood into ‘prison’

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

May 04 14:04

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

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

May 04 13:55

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

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

May 04 11:51

Israel inflicted massive harm on Palestinians during 2014 war: Report

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

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

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

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

May 04 11:40

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

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

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

May 04 09:14

Gilad in the USA- May 15th

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

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

Please spread the message and come and bring your friends

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

May 04 09:09

Palestine UN envoy demands justice over Israel child abuse

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

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

May 04 07:41

“Anything still there is as good as dead”

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

May 03 15:27

Amnesty International browbeaten by pro-Israel propaganda outfi

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

May 03 11:16

Gaza Crisis “Unsustainable and Intolerable”

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

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

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

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

May 03 09:54

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

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

May 03 07:24

Jimmy Carter Calls Gaza Conditions "Intolerable"

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

Visiting Jerusalem he said:

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

May 02 12:14

Banksy street art in Gaza

May 02 08:55

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

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

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

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

May 02 08:48

Israeli settlement expansion goes unchecked

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

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

May 02 08:35

Normalisation of Occupation in Movies

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

SHOOT AND CRY

May 02 08:01

Shin Bet tells Netanyahu to strike prisoner swap deal with Hamas

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

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

May 02 07:45

Netanyahu signs coalition deals

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

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

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

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

May 01 10:28

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

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

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

May 01 08:42

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

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

May 01 08:38

A MUST-WATCH : Gaza Through My Eyes - An American Journey to Gaza

On March 29, 2014 Denny Cormier, 68 and retired and an American activist, began a journey to Gaza in search of the truth about Palestine and about the Palestinians.

He had visited Gaza for a month in 2013 to meet the people with whom he had been chatting and Skyping - people who he been following on Facebook and Twitter for many months. He wanted to meet them face to face - to learn more about them - to hear and to share their stories.

He set out to discover for himself what was not being reported by Western media - to reconcile what he had been hearing for months from friends in Gaza versus what he had been reading in newspapers and seeing on television.

He had been told to beware of terrorists - but, in fact, what he found was a beautiful people - welcoming to Americans, warm, kind and generous.

Frankly he fell in love with Palestinian people during that first visit in 2013 - and vowed to return.

May 01 08:18

THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING!

THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING! follows a band of Muslim-American comedians as they visit big cities, small towns, rural villages, and everything in between to combat Islamophobia! These Muzzies not only perform standup at each tour stop but create ridiculous interventions in unsuspecting town squares, like the ol' classic, "Ask a Muslim Booth." - See more at: http://themuslimsarecoming.com/#sthash.lyxLmC0K.dpuf

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A very humorous reply to Pamela Geller's hate campaign!

May 01 08:14

Muslims Strike Back! launch campaign lampooning anti-muslim ads

An “Islamic frittata” campaign lampooning a conservative firebrand’s anti-Muslim posters is set to debut in city subways Tuesday.Documentary filmmakers Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah say they will post 144 posters in 140 subway stations thanks to roughly $20,000 raised through crowdfunding. The posters bear messages like: “The ugly truth about Muslims: Muslims have great frittata recipes.”

May 01 08:12

Why Was Carter’s Gaza Meeting Cancelled?

Israel had earlier agreed to allow Carter to enter Gaza on this trip, but, according to Israeli media. “in response to Carter’s decision to meet with Hamas leadership, Israeli President Rivlin said April 20, he would refuse to meet with the former president due to his ‘anti-Israel’ positions”.

In his role as an international mediator, Carter has long maintained that meetings with “the perceived enemy” is essential to any reconciliation between groups, tribes or nations. While president, Carter was instrumental in organizing and directing the historic Camp David reconciliation between Egypt and Israel.

May 01 07:42

‘Gaza used as arms-testing laboratory’: British Jews condemn UK-Israel arms trade

Manchester Jews for Justice for Palestinians have harshly criticized the “UK’s complicity in Israeli war crimes” in an open letter and called for an end of the arms trade between the UK and Israel.

“We deplore the UK’s complicity in Israeli war crimes, most recently the massacres and destruction of homes and livelihoods in Gaza last summer,” the group wrote in a letter published on the blog Mondoweiss.

“It is well known how Israel has expelled the Palestinian population from their land and enforced a systematic, military and illegal occupation against those that remain. What is less well known is that the UK has been aiding and abetting Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people.”

May 01 07:41

Human Rights Center: Seven Palestinians Killed in April; 375 Kidnapped

The Ahrar Center for Detainees’ Studies and Human Rights issued its monthly report on Israeli violations against the Palestinians during April of 2015, and said that seven Palestinians were killed, and 375 were injured.

May 01 07:31

FLASHBACK - ISRAEL & PALESTINE: THE MAPS TELL THE TRUE STORY

The truth is that far from being the poor victim it likes to portray itself as, Israel is in fact the most aggressive and belligerent nation in the region, having invaded pretty much everyone it shares a border with.

The following maps show just who is wiping who off of the map!

Optional Banner: 
WRH Exclusive
May 01 07:22

Early classic of Palestinian resistance cinema reemerges

(Mohammed Asad / APA images)
Early classic of Palestinian resistance cinema reemerges
Submitted by Sarah Irving on Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:07

In 2003, young Palestinian artist Annemarie Jacir had spent years trying to trace a group of resistance filmmakers who, in the 1970s and early 1980s, had devoted their talents to their people’s struggle.

Finally, during the 2003 “Dreams of a Nation” film festival in Palestine, she was able to bring together some of those directors and producers and their works. In the case of one 25-minute drama-documentary called They Do Not Exist, it was the film’s first ever screening in Palestine. It was also the first time its director, Mustafa Abu Ali, one of the founders of the PLO’s film unit, had seen his work in two decades.

Now, the film has been made freely available in versions on YouTube or Vimeo.

May 01 07:21

Israel Festival hit hard by boycott in wake of Gaza assault, director admits

Israel’s flagship annual cultural festival has been forced to curtail its 2015 schedule because last summer’s assault on Gaza and the growing impact of Palestinian calls for cultural boycott are making it harder to attract international artists.

The Israel Festival’s new director Eyal Sher “does not hide the problems that constrained its production,” the Hebrew-language Israeli publication Mako reports.

“This year’s festival was produced with a shortened schedule against the background of Operation Protective Edge,” Sher says, “and had to face, like many cultural and academic bodies in the country, BDS [boycott divestment and sanctions].”

May 01 07:20

The Israeli Humanitarian Enthusiasm – A Dialectical Perspective

We are familiar with this pattern. Israel is always fast to send its medical aid and rescue teams to remote destinations as soon as the news about a natural disaster hits CNN. Yet, peculiarly, it is the same Israel that inflicts tragedies that easily match the worst natural disasters on its next door neighbours.

How can we reconcile this clear discrepancy between Israel’s humanitarian enthusiasm and the collective lethal ambitions Israeli society inflicts on its Arab neighbours? Why are the Israelis so intent on displaying a global image of ‘caring’ while behaving in a murderous and heartless manner towards their neighbours?

Apr 30 17:37

Changing Alliances and the National Interest in the Middle East - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

By aiding groups like ISIS,the Israelis have forfeited any claim on American sympathy (unless, of course, your a U.S. politician who has been captured by the Zionist lobby).

Apr 30 10:45

JEWHAD AGAINST JEWS

For years there have been calls for on-the-ground opposition to the occupation. Now there are a growing number of Jewish platforms — and voices — seeking to make it happen.

Apr 30 07:35

Would you do this?

No you wouldn’t do this.

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America"

YOU JUST DID!!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sent in by a reader

Apr 30 06:57

U.S. pressing France to postpone UN resolution on Palestine

Last week, the student senate at Earlham College, a Quaker liberal arts institution in Indiana, passed a resolution demanding divestment from US companies that profit from Israeli violations of Palestinians’ rights.

The resolution was passed by consensus — requiring the approval of all members of the student government — and targets the college’s investments in Motorola Solutions, Hewlett-Packard and Caterpillar.

Apr 30 06:56

(Wissam Nassar / Maan Images)Indiana students vote to divest from companies over Israel links

Last week, the student senate at Earlham College, a Quaker liberal arts institution in Indiana, passed a resolution demanding divestment from US companies that profit from Israeli violations of Palestinians’ rights.

The resolution was passed by consensus — requiring the approval of all members of the student government — and targets the college’s investments in Motorola Solutions, Hewlett-Packard and Caterpillar.

Apr 30 06:54

Univ. of Illinois protected white supremacist, but not Steven Salaita, report finds

Salaita was fired last August as he was about to take up a tenured faculty position in the American Indian Studies program at the Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) campus, because of tweets criticizing Israel’s attack on Gaza that administrators deemed lacked “civility.”

By doing so, the university violated the AAUP’s long-standing and highly influential principles on academic freedom and tenure, the report concludes.

The AAUP report confirms – based on precedents dating back to 1962 as well as generally accepted practices applied to the facts of this case – that the university’s decision constituted a “dismissal” of Salaita and not a mere withdrawal of a job offer.

Salaita was therefore entitled to full protections of his academic freedom and to due process, all of which the university violated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But Israel told us to do it, and that is all that really matters!"

Apr 30 06:52

National park zoning used as pretext for ethnic cleansing of East Jerusalem

The Totanji family live beside a grassy valley that extends to the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City. In 2000, Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority designated much of Wadi al-Joz and the surrounding area as belonging to the expansive Tzurim Valley National Park.

The move has placed the 17,000 Palestinians living in Wadi al-Joz in a perilous situation. The Israeli authorities may decide to destroy their homes at any time.

Under the deal struck by Kawar, locals may seek to have 12 houses on Imru al-Qays Street rezoned so that they are no longer included in the national park. To do so, they would have to hire an engineer at an estimated minimum cost of $50,000, according to Kawar.

The residents have been told that an engineer’s assessment could take three months to complete. The assessment would then have to be submitted to the Israeli-controlled Jerusalem Planning Committee.

Apr 30 06:32

US Congress c'ttee approves Israel tunnel detection aid

Following reports of continued tunnel digging in the Gaza Strip after Operation Protective Edge, the US Congress has decided to initiate a joint US-Israel R&D program for the development and testing of technologies to combat the threat of the tunnels.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Because those people of Gaza should just accept their starvation and not try to bring in food, medicine, or building materials with which to repair the bomb damage from last summer!

Apr 29 14:03

FLASHBACK 2010 - David Cameron: Israeli blockade has turned Gaza Strip into a 'prison camp'

David Cameron used a visit to Turkey to make his strongest intervention yet in the intractable Middle East conflict today when he likened the experience of Palestinians in the blockaded Gaza Strip to that of a "prison camp".

Although he has made similar remarks before, his decision to repeat them on a world stage in Turkey, whose relations with Israel have deteriorated sharply since it mounted a deadly assault on the Gaza flotilla, gave them much greater diplomatic significance.

Cameron's comments, in a speech to business leaders in Ankara, prompted the Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to issue another strong condemnation of how Israel dealt with the flotilla.

Apr 29 13:57

Hamas police beat, arrest protesters at Gaza rally

Police in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip beat and arrested protesters on Wednesday at a youth rally in the north of the besieged coastal territory.

Apr 29 13:56

Settlers Damage Water Pipes in Hebron's Old City District

A group of Israeli settlers damaged water pipes serving the Palestinian community in Hebron's Old City, Tuesday, according to locals.

Apr 29 10:53

The Shabbos Goy

German human rights campaigner PhD Milena Rampoldi, the woman behind the pro- Palestinian site www.promosaik.com, has been subject to some ugly harassment in the past week. Surprise surprise, it wasn’t the Zionists, Hasbara merchants or Mossad operators who tormented her. It was a Palestinian ‘supporter.’ The following interview is sad: it reveals the heightened state of despair displayed by our thought police. The Stalinist purge culture that is symptomatic of the Jewish Left and its network of Sabbos Goyim backfired once again. Truth cannot be suppressed forever, it doesn’t even leak out; it just bursts.

Apr 29 10:35

Israeli Soldiers Caught on Camera Attacking Journalists (VIDEO)

The video showed a number of Israeli soldiers hitting and pushing two photojournalists in a confrontation that took place, according to the video’s description, near the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh.

Apr 29 09:14

UK’s Cameron defends 2014 Israeli war on Gaza

Cameron said in an interview with the UK-based Jewish Chronicle on Tuesday that Tel Aviv had a right to “defend” itself when it began its war on Gaza last July.

Israel started airstrikes against the besieged Palestinian territory in early July 2014 and later expanded its military campaign with a ground invasion. The war ended in late August that year.

Nearly 2,200 Palestinians, including 577 children, were killed in Israel’s 50-day onslaught and over 11,100 others, including nearly 3,380 children, 2,088 women and 410 elderly people, were injured. Tens of Israelis were also killed during the war.

Cameron said it was “important to speak out” about standing by Israeli.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Except that Israel launched the attack against Gaza over three murdered Israeli teenagers in the West Bank, which Israel blamed on Hamas even though local police said there was no evidence to suggest Hamas was involved.

Apr 29 08:28

Boycott to intensify after Israeli ban on South African minister’s trip to Palestine

Last week Israel denied entry to South African higher education minister Blade Nzimande. The minister had intended to travel to Ramallah to discuss academic cooperation with institutions in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

A spokesperson for the ministry told South African media that the justification Israel gave was that Nzimande is “one of the most vocal anti-Israeli government ministers.”

A broad alliance of South African civil society organizations responded Monday to the Israeli ban by promising to intensify its program of boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel. They presented a new plan of action at a press conference Monday, South Africa’s Freedom Day.

Apr 29 08:28

Hospital bombed by Israel “back in business” but not rebuilt, says Gaza doctor

Last July, during Israel’s 51-day attack on the Gaza Strip that killed approximately 2,220 Palestinian women, men and children, the Israeli army bombed and shelled homes, offices, schools, infrastructure, United Nations shelters, hospitals and clinics.

In a series of airstrikes, Israeli forces completely leveled the al-Wafa rehabilitation hospital, the only one of its kind in Gaza.

Al-Wafa serves the needs of the disabled and the elderly, many needing round-the-clock care and monitoring. Since al-Wafa was bombed to rubble, medical staff have been treating their patients in a secondary location and are raising funds to rebuild the main hospital.

Apr 28 22:05

14-year-old shot by Israeli forces in Gaza Strip in critical condition

A 14-year-old Palestinian is in critical condition and has been transferred to Ramallah for treatment after he was hit by a stray Israeli bullet on Friday at his home in the central Gaza Strip, his family said Tuesday.

Apr 28 10:29

IN PHOTOS ~~ BRINGING THE OCCUPATION TO NEW YORK

Last Friday evening, April 24th, Haneen Zoabi, Palestinian citizen of Israel and member of the Knesset, spoke to a packed crowd of about 300+ in an auditorium at New York University in NYC. The room was filled beyond capacity with people standing on the sides and sitting on the ground in the aisles. She was invited there by the NYU chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine. Before she arrived an unsigned leaflet was circulated accusing her of being a friend of Hamas and a supporter of terror. A very small group of Israel’s supporters stood in the rear of the auditorium waving 2 Israeli flags.

Apr 28 07:40

Israeli Arabs call general strike to protest house demolitions

Israel's Arab minority observed a general strike on Tuesday that was to climax with a rally in Tel Aviv to protest against a wave of demolitions of Arab homes.

In Arab towns in the north, schools, colleges, public institutions, banks and most shops remained closed, Arab media outlets reported.

The Higher Arab Monitoring Committee, which represents Arab communities in Israel, said it was a protest against growing racism as well as the acceleration of house demolitions.

Apr 28 07:39

US Expects Israeli Pledge to Two-States to Continue

In veiled threat, Wendy Sherman says if Israeli gov't doesn't show commitment to two-state solution, US will have trouble backing it in UN.

Apr 28 07:39

Barclays no longer listed as Elbit shareholder

UK high street bank Barclays is no longer listed as a shareholder in Elbit Systems, the major Israeli military company that manufactures drones used in Israel’s attacks on Palestinians and helps Israel build its illegal Apartheid wall.

Apr 28 07:38

Scottish Parliament supports Palestinian statehood

Apr 28 07:38

Spread of BDS Movement Unprecedented Worldwide

In its periodic report on the boycott against Israeli products, the national office for land defense said that the movement is growing worldwide, and that people in different fields including cultural, academic, economic, sport and military fields, are demanding Israel be held accountable for its crimes against Palestine.

Apr 28 07:10

Palestinian shot by IDF dies of wounds

A Palestinian shot by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank died of his wounds on Tuesday, a hospital official said, the third Palestinian killed in a flare-up of violence over the past three days.

Apr 28 05:08

Censorship at Southampton University - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

Actually, as long as Israel insists on being “a Jewish state” instead of a democratic state of all its citizens, it must walk the path of apartheid. And, it can only get away with that through successfully maintaining an exceptional status - a status that puts it above international law.

Apr 28 04:06

German Jewish family recounts ordeal of living in Israel

German Jewish family: We will never return to Israel ever. We are grateful to the German authorities for our salvation. Israel is a cruel and merciless country…..

Apr 27 20:15

Parting the brown sea: Sewage crisis threatens Gaza's access to water

Until very recently, Salameh Abu Kash earned his living as farmer. Abu Kash, a heavyset man with thick eyebrows and a clipped beard, lives in Wadi Gaza, a valley in the central Gaza Strip. The wetland here was known for its biodiversity, but after construction of a sewage treatment plant was delayed in 2011, excrement from nearby refugee camps and towns began to be diverted through the valley en route to the Mediterranean Sea.

“They brought sewage for us and for our children, and we can’t sleep anymore,” said Abu Kash in Arabic the following year. “Farming is ruined. The plants are diseased. There are flies, worms, and it is spreading.” Animals and birds were soon replaced by swamps of sewage, swarming flies and thriving bacteria. Residents began to suffer from an increase in allergies, inflammation, fevers and weakened immunity, Abu Kash said. Disease-ridden mosquitoes feasted on the community at night. The stench was overpowering.

Apr 27 20:03

Israel responsible for Gaza strikes on UN schools and shelters, inquiry finds

Israel was responsible for striking seven United Nations sites used as civilian shelters during the 2014 Gaza war in which 44 Palestinians died and 227 others were injured, an inquiry ordered by UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has concluded.

Releasing the report on Monday, Ban condemned the attacks “as a matter of the utmost gravity” and said “those who looked to them for protection and who sought and were granted shelter there had their hopes and trust denied”.

Ban insisted that UN locations were “inviolable”.

The issue is particularly sensitive as the locations of all UN buildings – including schools used as shelters – are routinely provided to the Israeli military and updated in times of conflict.

Apr 27 14:48

Israel carries out arrest raids across East Jerusalem, West Bank

Israeli forces detained 13 Palestinians in arrest raids across the West Bank and East Jerusalem early Monday.

Apr 27 13:43

Unique drone footage shows how the entire neighbourhoods in Gaza has been razed to the ground after Israel's bombardment in the summer.

Apr 27 12:05

Settlers farming land Israeli army has closed off to its Palestinian owners

Settlers in the northern Jordan Valley are farming large tracts of land owned by Palestinians, who are being denied access to it by a military order. The Palestinians submitted a petition to the High Court of Justice last month asking for the return of their land.

Apr 27 10:41

WHY ALL THE FUSS ABOUT BDS?

oycotts are certainly not a new tool used to fight injustices or to show solidarity with a given Movement ….

My son was almost ten years old when he tasted his first grape …. here’s why;

We supported the strikers of Southern California, led by Cesar Chavez, when the grape workers called for a boycott …

Apr 27 07:57

Ghost-like images haunt New York display by Palestinian artists

Five artists of Arab origin feature in the exhibition Artistic Weapons of Mass Communication at Brooklyn’s Five Myles Gallery.

Running until 24 May, the show includes the work of Palestinian American artists Mary Tuma, John Halaka and Rajie Cook, as well as Arab Iranian Samira Abbassy and Egyptian Ganzeer.

Curator Souhad Rafey has said: “With the Middle East in focus, the show reflects opposition to wars of aggression, military occupations of foreign lands and the necessary change to the destructive reality of ‘empire as a way of life.’”

Apr 27 07:55

Jerusalem teen killed by Israeli forces in “cold blood,” family says

The 17-year-old was shot dead by Israel’s Border Police as he allegedly ran toward soldiers at a checkpoint in occupied Jerusalem’s al-Tur neighborhood, late Friday night.

Israeli occupation forces claimed that he was wielding a knife, an accusation his family dismisses as a fabrication intended to cover up a killing in “cold blood.”

According to the boy’s mother, her son had gone out that night to attend a wedding party, and was not carrying any sort of weapon.

Apr 27 07:14

Israel to build 77 new settlement units in East Jerusalem

The Israeli government has issued tenders for 77 new Jewish-only settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem, an Israeli NGO said Monday.

According to leftist Peace Now movement, which campaigns against Israeli settlement activities, 36 of the new tenders are for Neve Yaakov settlement and 41 for Pisgat Zeev.

The movement slammed the move as an "indicator" of the policies of the new government that is in the making under outgoing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose Likud party won the country's parliamentary elections last month.

Earlier this year, the group said that Israeli settlement construction in occupied Palestinian territories by increased by 40 percent during 2014.

Apr 26 22:03

Israeli settlement boycott will not be sufficient

Labelling might give conscientious consumers useful information to target settlements goods but, in the unlikely event a significant number of shoppers chose to act, it would barely dent Israel’s economy.

Apr 26 21:56

Declaring Independence from Israel — It’s Way Overdue!

I am convinced that a new Declaration of Independence will be good both for the United States and for Israel.

As a prologue to the injuries suffered by the United States, I cannot put it any better than did America’s Founders:

“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation:”

Apr 26 21:48

Spread of BDS Movement Unprecedented Worldwide

In its periodic report on the boycott against Israeli products, the national office for land defense said that the movement is growing worldwide, and that people in different fields including cultural, academic, economic, sport and military fields, are demanding Israel be held accountable for its crimes against Palestine.

Apr 26 11:48

Israeli navy attacks Palestinian fishing boats off Gaza

Israeli navy forces have once again opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats off the besieged Gaza Strip’s coast, reports say.

Apr 26 09:05

“Professors for Israel” Try To Shut down The Lancet

Academia is far from the bastion of free thinking and free speech it would like to claim for itself, as a newly confected “row” involving the leading medical journal The Lancet confirms.

Recently Southampton University in the UK caved in on hosting an important conference examining Israel and international law, following an intensive campaign of intimidation from Israeli apologists.

Now some 400 medical professors are blackmailing Reed Elsevier, publishers of The Lancet, by threatening to boycott its publications unless the company sacks editor Richard Horton – or as they duplicitously phrase it, “enforce appropriate ethical standards of editorship”.

By refusing to publish papers or peer review them, the professors, including five Nobel winners, hope Reed Elsevier will capitulate from fear that such a boycott might bring it to its knees.

Richard Horton

Apr 26 08:50

Thousands Attend Funeral For Palestinian Accused Of Stabbing Israeli Soldier

Thousands of Palestinians attended the funeral of Mahmoud Abu Jheisha on Sunday, after the 20-year-old was shot dead by Israeli forces outside the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron when he allegedly stabbed an Israeli soldier.

The funeral procession began at the Amari Mosque in Abu Jheisha's hometown of Idhna, west of Hebron, where family and friends paid their final respects, before he was taken to be buried in the town cemetery.

Participants reportedly chanted slogans condemning Israeli crimes and calling for an end to Israeli practices as part of the occupation.

Abu Jheisha was shot dead by Israeli forces after allegedly stabbing an Israeli soldier at the Ibrahimi Mosque in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

Witnesses told Ma'an that he stabbed the soldiers a number of times before Israeli forces shot him dead.
The Israeli soldier, who was moved to a Jerusalem hospital, received stab wounds in his head and chest, and his condition was described as moderate.

Apr 26 05:12

Fear mongering, the ISIS gambit and Zionist recruitment

Evidently, in Harper’s pro-Zionist fantasy world ‘terrorist’ is a smear word applied exclusively to the opponents of Israeli imperialism, whereas a state birthed through ethnic cleansing and maintained by way of bribery, blackmail, and state-sponsored mass murder is praised to the heavens merely for allowing its privileged Jewish citizens and disenfranchised Arab subjects to vote for whichever hawkish Zionist politician will continue the policies of terror in the holy land.

Apr 25 14:05

Europe’s feeble efforts to “punish” Israel

Jonathan Cook contrasts the European Union’s feebleness towards the exponential expansion of Jewish squatter colonies with the Israeli political institutions – from the Supreme Court to the far right – uniting behind the colonies.

Apr 25 14:03

Censorship at Britain’s Southampton University

Lawrence Davidson explores why Zionists were so afraid of an academic conference that had been set to take place at Southampton University that they pulled all the strings to get it cancelled.

Apr 25 13:12

UK election: What the parties say about Palestine

“Law” and “justice” are words that seldom if ever pass the lips of our politicians when discussing the ‘Palestine Question’ — or shouldn’t that be properly called the ‘Israel Question’? In the UK there is still no rush, it seems, to deliver law or justice to the situation after 100 years of betrayal.

Britain’s ferocious warmongering in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, and efforts to destabilize Syria, caused havoc in those countries and earned us a reputation for human misery making. This week our misbegotten chickens came home to roost in an unbearably distressing way as desperate refugee-migrants drowned at sea hundreds at a time.

Apr 25 08:03

Lancet medical journal accused of ‘hate speech’ on Israeli aggression in Gaza

A venerable British medical journal has been targeted by 500 doctors worldwide over its coverage of the humanitarian crisis caused by the Israel-Palestine conflict. It has been Britain’s most trusted medical journal for almost two hundred years.

The controversy arose after the Lancet, an internationally renowned publication, released an article deemed to be deeply critical of Israel’s conduct in Gaza.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"And you can't Do that! You just CAN'T!! You can criticize the Queen of England, the President of the United States, or anyone else; that is freedom of speech. But you CAN'T criticize Israel. You just can't! Because .... well ... you just CAN'T! What is WRONG with you people that you don't understand the unwritten rules!" -- Nodding Yahoo

(ahem)

I don't know about you, but I would not want to be treated by any doctor loyal to a foreign government. In the United States, 400,000 people die every year from "medical mistakes" making it the third largest killer, behind cancer and heart disease. I have to wonder if those "medical mistakes" are biased towards those people that criticize Israel!

UPDATE: I posted the last portion of my above comment to Russia Today and received this reply.

"Wonder no longer. They did it to me. A Jewish dentist in New Jersey left the tip of a file sticking through the root of a tooth because he didn't like what I said about Palestine. I only found out when the whole tooth was removed. "

Apr 25 07:45

Israeli lies go unchallenged on BBC’s flagship current affairs show

In March, the BBC’s flagship news program Today broadcast an interview with Moshe Yaalon, Israel’s defense minister.

Yaalon was given free rein to disseminate lies and propaganda with not a single interruption or challenge from Today presenter, Sarah Montague.

In response, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and many individuals complained to the BBC about the substandard level of interviewing. The replies received from the BBC have revealed the extent to which the organization is prepared to make a fool of itself in order to justify and protect its soft interviews with Israeli spokespeople.

Apr 24 13:17

UK's Camden Council unlawfully censors criticism of Israel

Ruth Tenne argues that, by blocking our website, Redress Information & Analysis, London’s Camden Council – which appears to be covertly advancing the interests of the pro-Israel constituency – is breaking the law.

Apr 24 12:31

Virginia state agency cancels Jerusalem trip citing Israeli discrimination

The state agency that regulates the legal profession in Virginia has canceled a planned seminar in Jerusalem following objections over Israel’s discrimination against Americans of Palestinian, Arab and Muslim ancestry.

Apr 24 10:45

Kick ’em where it hurts: Palestinians demand FIFA cancel Israel’s membership

Rajoub previously filed a complaint to FIFA against Israel demanding its FIFA membership be cancelled because it breached the organisation’s charter.In a press conference, Rajoub said that the complaints included calls for FIFA to stop Israeli practices against Palestinian sportspersons, including the daily aggression on sportsmen who face Israeli restrictions on their movement and are subjected to racism.

Apr 24 09:51

Congress: Don’t Back Settlements, Vote NO on Fast Track

Members of Congress should vote no on the Ryan-Hatch bill for fast track authority to negotiate trade agreements. The Ryan-Hatch fast track bill threatens European efforts to uphold international law concerning Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA