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Israel Launches Airstrikes Against ‘Terror Sites’ In Gaza

Israeli warplanes struck five targets in Gaza on Saturday evening in "retaliation" for what a military spokesman called "terrorist aggression." Four of the "targeted ... terror sites" were in northern Gaza while one was in southern Gaza, according to the Israel Defense Forces. Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, a military spokesman, said the strikes were "precision" and ...

New EU Guidelines on Israel

  A previous article discussed them. They pertain to illegal Israeli West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Golan settlements. They leave besieged Gaza unaddressed. It's a glaring omission. It's dismissive of 1.7 million Gazans. Their rights don't matter. Israel's suffocating them illegally. A humanitarian crisis persists. Dealing with it responsibly is urgent. EU nations don't care. It's off their radar. ...

Israeli Pillar of Cloud War Crimes

  On May 8, B'Tselem published a report titled "Human Rights Violations During Operation Pillar of Defense: 14 - 21 November 2012." Israel's Operation Pillar of Cloud (aka Cloud Column/Pillar of Defense) was naked, premeditated aggression. Previous articles discussed it. "And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them the way, and ...

Israeli Gaza Airstrikes Violated Laws of War

Human Rights Watch (HRW) said so. Rarely does HRW do the right thing. Exceptions prove the rule. Most often it's a reliable imperial partner. Connections in high places and corporate funding keep it that way. Services rendered in return are expected. Conflicts of interest are rife. HRW and likeminded sources followers rely on operate like their scoundrel ...

Israel’s Likely Coalition Partner Government Threatens Humanity

Extremist Israel officials favor wealth, power, privilege and dominance. Tuesday's elections hardened fascism. Palestinians have the greatest cross to bear. Jews have their own. Humanity very much is threatened. More on that below. Expect occupation harshness to be worse than ever. Palestinians are blamed for Israeli crimes. World leaders target them. On January 20, Electronic Intifada contributor Amena ...

Premeditated Israeli Violence

Merriam-Webster calls a police state "a political unit characterized by repressive governmental control of political, economic, and social life usually by an arbitrary exercise of power by police and especially secret police in place of regular operation of administrative and judicial organs of the government according to publicly known legal procedures." In other words, it's governance ...

The “Why” Question

I am not anti-Semitic and not anti-Israel. I was raised Jewish and wanted to be a Cantor in a large temple at one point in my early years. Since then, with a lot of experience and learning, I have gained the ability of separating religion from reality, government from the people, and policy from the ...

Netanyahu Mocks Legitimate Governance

Netanyahu never met a non-Jew he considered equal, a peace plan he didn't spurn, a law he didn't violate, or truth he didn't turn on its head. He reveals Israel's true face. He's contemptuous of Palestinians, other Arabs, and Iranians. He considers them subhuman enemies. More on his latest outburst below. New York Times columnist Tom Friedman ...

Israel’s Genocidal War on Palestine

Longstanding Israeli policy reflects slow-motion genocide. Non-Jews aren't wanted. Israel considers them subhuman. Peace, nonviolence, diplomacy, human and civil rights, as well as fundamental rule of law principles are systematically spurned. That's now rogue states operate. Pillar of Cloud raged from November 14 - 21. Memorandum of understand terms ended eight terror bombing days. Israel violated its ...

Israel Signals Hardline Policy Intentions

Observers thinking Palestinians gained from Pillar of Cloud might think again. Nothing changed. Hardline Netanyahu policies continue. Expect worse ahead. Palestinian peace, reconciliation and unity advocates are murdered or arrested. Qassem brigades leader Ahmed Jabari negotiated a truce agreement draft. Ways for establishing ceasefires in case of future flare-ups were included. Jabari was working with Egypt to establish ...

Netanyahu Plans More War

He admitted it. He's not finished. He has lots more killing and destruction to do. He "will not hesitate to do what is necessary to defend our people," he said. In other words, he'll ignore memorandum of understanding ceasefire terms, maintain Gaza's siege, manufacture pretexts to eliminate Israeli enemies, and kill Palestinian civilians he calls threats. On ...

Abbas: Collaborating with the Enemy

Previous articles explained Abbas' longtime collaboration with Israel. He sold out long ago for whatever benefits he derives. He's Israel's enforcer. He ill serves and insults Palestinians. His presidency is illegitimate. Israel rigged his 2005 election. In January 2009, his term expired. He's still in office. At least for now, Washington and Israel want him there. He's ...

Drums of More War

Cast Lead and Pillar of Cloud represent skirmishes. Syria's one on a higher boil. Expect full-scale war ahead. It could happen any time or perhaps next year. These conflicts portend more to come. Washington, Israel, and NATO plan them. Regional collaborators go along. One or more of them ahead may become targets. They'll know, or should, when ...

Israel’s War on Palestine

Operation Pillar of Cloud reflects the latest chapter in Israel's decades-long, slow-motion, genocidal war on Palestine. So-called memorandum of understanding terms changed nothing. They're nonbinding, meaningless, and insulting. Israel disregarded all past agreements. It'll violate this one with impunity and already did. More on that below. With full US support, it flagrantly ignored dozens of Security Council and ...

Righteous Condemnation of Israeli Mass Murder

Media scoundrels feature pro-Israeli supporters. Doing so makes them complicit with Israeli crimes. Charles Krauthammer is one of the worst. He's an embarrassment to legitimate journalism. His latest Washington Post op-ed headlines "Why was there war in Gaza?" His commentary shows appalling ignorance, support for Israeli lawlessness, racist hate, and contempt for besieged Gazans. "Israel wanted nothing more ...

Palestinians: Dying to Live Free

Occupied Palestine is the longest unresolved conflict of our time. After 64 years, Palestinians remain largely isolated on their own. Their suffering continues. Their rights don't matter. Western nations scorn them. Rhetorical support only is provided. It's insulting, demeaning and meaningless. Ending Operation Pillar of Cloud changed nothing. Israel will provoke confrontations any time it wishes. Pretexts ...

We’re All Gazans Now

The whole world's watching. Growing millions know. Israel’s a rogue terror state. It's amoral, brutish, and ruthless. Arabs are murdered for not being Jews. Gazans suffer most of all. Israel's been terror-bombing them daily. Civilians are maliciously targeted. Growing numbers are killed. Official totals way understate the toll. Many others are injured. Children are traumatized. Parents are ...

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