Perhaps Assaf was celebrating Chinese New Year a little early. The “Year of the Sheep” doesn’t officially begin until January 31.
Palestinian official says medical examination shows Minister Ziad Abu Ein died from being struck and inhaling tear gas; Israeli source: He died from a heart attack. I am not surprised by this emerging dispute.
– Jim W. Dean…”Gwenyth reminds us once again that only those who have subsidized Israel’s existence can force it to make a just peace, or not.”
As I write, the Israelis have slaughtered 160 Palestinians in their latest mad-dog military adventure, the vast majority being civilians including 35 children. 934 others have been wounded, including 280 children.
– “Expect ruthless people to deal with you ruthlessly, and you will never be disappointed.”
– Avnery…”The video clip that turned David Adamov from an anonymous soldier into an Israeli national figure was taken with a Palestinian camera in Hebron.”
– Uri Avnery… “When the Israeli Left gives up the term Peace, this is not a tactical retreat. It is a rout. Peace is a vision, a political ideal.”
– Despite all the weird things coming out of the EU, we are seeing growing pressure on Israel that blocking the peace process will have consequences.
Actress Confirms Commitment to Apartheid and Ethnic Cleansing of Indigenous Peoples by Resigning From Post as Ambassador for Goodwill and Peace in Favor of a Company that Illegally Confiscates Land of Indigenous Peoples while posing as an an Ec0-Friendly Company
No sooner had peace talks restarted under the warped patronage of the United States than Israel’s prime minister Netanyahu published bids for the construction of more than 1,000 new housing units in Palestinian East Jerusalem and existing illegal West Bank squats.
While a fanfare of trumpets announced the resumption of so-called peace talks between Israel and the trampled Palestinians, to be held under the watchful eye of America’s Zionist ‘facilitators’, the Israelis were awarding special priority grants and other government funding to a number of their outlying West Bank “settlements”.
Can McDonald’s be kosher? After all, they serve cheeseburgers.* Yet, nothing could stand on the way of Israeli desire for a good hamburger, except for…
The day after Israel laughed at Obama, things got awry. Not on the formal level; American flags are larger than ever, Netanyahu’s baritone is deeper than ever, and Palestinian despair is sadder than ever.
On March 20, 2013, the Israeli government started Operation “Unbreakable Alliance,” the code name given to the visit of President Barack Obama in Israel.
If reports are true, UK Liberal Democrats have appointed the pro-Israel lobby as ‘probation officers and educators’. They will judge if David Ward is ‘salvageable’ and lay down precise language rules.
There is one absolute pre-condition for ending the Israel-Palestine conflict by diplomacy and negotiations on the basis, as it would have to be, of justice for the Palestinians and peace with security for all
It was difficult to find out why there were protests, though they took place in an extensive geographical area and seemed related.
In 1948, Batir was on the front line of Israel’s War of Independence. Green Line separation divides its ancestral lands. Its residents were the only Palestinians allowed to cultivate them inside its post-war border.
Moshe Feiglin, one of the most deluded and racist of those who make up the extreme right of Israeli politics and who is guaranteed his first seat in the Knesset after the upcoming election, has proposed what I imagine he regards as a nice way to complete Zionism’s ethnic cleansing of Palestine.
Legally, the law, based on the disputed Oslo Accords, which expired in 2000, would require the dismantling of the “Gaza Wall,” a project no different than the Warsaw Ghetto, the Berlin Wall or Buchenwald.
After yesterday’s dismal performance by the BBC’s flagship ‘Today’ news programme in quizzing the Israeli ambassador over the latest bloody assault on Gaza, this morning’s effort was a little better but still well short of what’s required in order to paint a truthful, balanced picture.
– Israelis can’t pass a budget but they have plenty of money for military hardware
Once upon a time, some people wanted to destroy al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. So the mosque asked its friends, “Will you help save al-Aqsa?” We’re over a thousand years old and need your help.
Opinions vary. Why isn’t clear. Years ago, two states were possible. No longer. Israel controls over half the West Bank and much of East Jerusalem. More is added daily.
Haaretz contributor Amira Hass is right saying so. Current headlines highlight thousands of West Bank protesters.
Former Israeli soldiers who served in the occupied territories say that mistreatment of Palestinian children by troops is “routine” and occurs even at times of relative calm. A collection of over 30 testimonies published on Sunday by Breaking the Silence, a group of ex-servicemen critical of army practices, says physical violence, often arbitrary, is used against very young children.
Don’t visit Gaza by sea. In May 2010, nine Mavi Marmara activists died trying. Anyone planning Gaza, West Bank, or East Jerusalem trips be warned.
In 2011, volunteers in B’Tselem’s camera project filmed over 500 hours of footage in the West Bank portraying Palestinian life under occupation. They edited & summed them up in a two-minute-video.
B’Tselem’s been on the story for years. Settler violence is longstanding, troubling, and largely without accountability.
Mustafa Tamimi, 27, was critically injured on Friday in the village of Nabi Saleh when an Israeli soldier fired a tear gas canister directly at his head from a short distance.