Tag Archives: Gaza

If Palestinians Were Human Beings

By Shourideh C. Molavi Today the struggle for people of conscience appears to be less about convincing people that Israel is committing war crimes against Palestinians or grossly violating international law. Instead the struggle has become about convincing the world … Continue reading

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What Led Israel to Stop the Assault on Gaza?

After a nearly month-long assault that left at least 1,865 Palestinians dead, Israel has pulled its ground forces from the Gaza Strip under the 72-hour ceasefire that went into effect earlier today. Israeli and Palestinian factions have agreed to attend … Continue reading

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Irish Senator David Norris: “Israel Bombs First and Weeps Later”

Senator Norris said that entire families had been “obliterated” and called for immediate lifting of the embargo on Gaza. And, calling for Ambassador Modai to be expelled, observed: “He has his fingers in his ears all the time, and he … Continue reading

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Chris Hedges on Gaza: It is Not a War. It is Murder

“The incursion and bombardment of Gaza is not about destroying Hamas. It is not about stopping rocket fire into Israel. It is not about achieving peace. The Israeli decision to rain death and destruction on Gaza, to use lethal weapons … Continue reading

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On Israel’s Doomed Fate

By Gilad Atzmon IDF’s colossal defeat in Gaza this week leaves Israel and Israelis with just three political and personal options: 1. Mass expulsion – ethnic cleansing of the entire Palestinian population from territories controlled by Israel. Such action may … Continue reading

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Gaza, Israel and ‘Human Shields’

By Sarah Gillespie What does it mean to use human shields? Employed by the Germans and Japanese in the second word war, the tactic is premised on an underlying trust in your enemy’s humanity. It appeals to the compassion and … Continue reading

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Israel Shrinking Gaza Strip by 40 Percent

To protect itself from Hamas rockets and tunnels, Israel is forcing tens of thousands of people out of their homes, turning their old neighborhoods into a no-man’s land. This narrow strip of land that used to be called “the Gaza … Continue reading

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Chris Hedges: The Palestinians’ Right to Self-Defense

If Israel insists, as the Bosnian Serbs did in Sarajevo, on using the weapons of industrial warfare against a helpless civilian population then that population has an inherent right to self-defense under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter. The … Continue reading

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Interview with Alison Weir: Roots of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Abby Martin features an interview with Alison Weir, founder of ‘If Americans Knew’ going over the history of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, and breaking the misconceptions about conflict.

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Why Nobody But the US Voted Against the UN’s Anti-Israel Resolution

On Wednesday, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted on a heavily one-sided resolution condemning “in the strongest terms the widespread, systematic and gross violations of international human rights and fundamental freedoms arising from the Israeli military operations” in Gaza. … Continue reading

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