The Chosen at work : Darfur aid dollars funding West Bank settlements

(IraqWar) – Persons working with aid organizations assisting the victims of the Darfur conflict have passed on the news that they have confirmed through their contacts in the so called “Save Darfur Coalition” that millions of dollars raised to help the Darfur refugees have ended up in Israeli bank accounts. These accounts help fund programs that include illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Continue reading

Palestinians face more ethnic cleansing – (Updated)

(PressTV) – The Israeli military has issued a new ruling that would allow the mass deportation of Palestinians from the occupied West Bank.

According to the Israeli media, the new order considers anyone caught in the West Bank who does not hold an Israeli permit to enter and reside in the area as an “infiltrator.” Continue reading

Rajmohan Gandhi Commends Non-Violent Resistance

(PoliticalTheatrics) – Rajmohan Gandhi ended his two-day visit to the West Bank on Monday, with a public lecture and discussion at the Friends Boys’ School, Ramallah. Gandhi, who is a research professor at the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Illinois, spoke on various issues related to Israeli occupation, which he had been able to witness firsthand whilst visiting. In particular, he spoke of the need to awaken the international community to the reality of life in the Occupied Territories. Continue reading

The Goal of Modern Propaganda: Mythocracy – Cindy Sheehan

“The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief.” Jacques Ellul
On Super Bowl Sunday, the reason that I wrote my new book: Myth America: 20 Greatest Myths of the Robber Class and the Case for Revolution, literally hit home.
Since it was the Holy Day of Obligation for our national religion of Football, I headed for my health club because I have always been a heretic. I arrived there a little before kick off, so the club was still occupied, but after kick-off it was deserted. Continue reading

Should the U.S. Military Go to Haiti? – Campaign for Liberty

There is no doubt that the death toll from the earthquake in Haiti will be horrendous. There is no disagreement about the destruction from the earthquake being catastrophic. There is also no disputing that the situation in Haiti is very grave. One thing that must, however, be challenged is the notion that the U.S. military should go to Haiti. Continue reading

MSM: UN expert slams “tragic” international failure in Gaza

(AP) – A UN human rights expert on Wednesday condemned a “tragic failure” by major powers to end Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip or probe alleged war crimes committed during a military offensive one year ago. Continue reading

Israeli Occupation, Colonialism And Apartheid

(PoliticalTheatrics) – The Cape Town, South Africa-based Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) “conduct(s) large-scale, policy-relevant, social-scientific projects for public-sector users, non-governmental organisations and international development agencies,” and disseminates its findings widely. Continue reading

The World’s Least Powerful Man – The Obama Puppet – Paul Craig Roberts

(GlobalResearch) – It didn’t take the Israel Lobby very long to bring President Obama to heel regarding his prohibition against further illegal Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land. Obama discovered that a mere American president is powerless when confronted by the Israel Lobby and that the United States simply is not allowed a Middle East policy separate from Israel’s. Continue reading

Nuke Gaza: A World Gone Mad

Israeli officials are right to worry. Gazans too. Yet Americans should worry even more. Israel’s “legitimacy” will not last. Continue reading

MSM: Israeli youths reject army call-up

(Aljazeera) – More than 80 Israeli students have announced their refusal to serve in the Israeli military because of what they call their nation’s track-record of oppression in the occupied territories. Continue reading

Weekly Report: On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

This report on Israeli human rights violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) coincides with the 9th anniversary of the al-Aqsa Intifada, which erupted following the former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s provocative visit to the al-Aqsa Mosque (the Holy Sanctuary) in occupied Jerusalem. Continue reading

Human Rights in Palestine

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) 2008 Annual Report

PCHR is an “independent legal body dedicated to the protection of human rights, the promotion of the rule of law, and the upholding of democratic principles in the Occupied Territories.” It issues documents, fact sheets, and reports like its latest 2008 Annual Report – divided in two parts. Continue reading

“Breaking the Silence:” Testimonies of Israeli Soldiers

“Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran Israeli soldiers that collects anonymous testimonies of soldiers who served in the Occupied Territories during the Second Intifada.” They recount experiences that deeply affected them, including abusing Palestinians, looting, destroying property, and other practices “excused as military necessities, or explained as extreme and unique cases.” Continue reading

Dangerous Untreated West Bank Wastewater

B’Tselem is the Jerusalem-based independent Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (OPT) with a well-deserved reputation for accuracy and integrity. It was founded in 1989 to “document and educate the Israeli public, policymakers (and concerned people everywhere) about human rights violations in the OPT, combat the phenomenon of denial prevalent among the Israeli public (and elsewhere, especially among Jews), and create a human rights culture in Israel” to convince government officials to respect human rights and comply with international law. Continue reading

Letter from USA in Spirit with Humanity

“While there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.”-Eugene V. Debs
Since the pirate-frogmen Israeli Forces kidnapped the FreeGaza21 at gunpoint and imprisoned them all, many statements and letters from Israeli Prisons have voiced the spirit of and for Humanity. Continue reading

How can I not be angry?

In Gaza where the blockade affected every aspect of the people lives, and where the frequent Israeli operations leave no chance for a peaceful life, people found themselves with a direct confrontation with all types of negative feelings that can be acquired no matter how hard they tried not to be affected. Continue reading

Netanyahu says Palestinian state must be disarmed, settlements to continue

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, reiterated his demands that the future Palestinian State should be disarmed, and that Israel has the right to continue construction and expansion of existing settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. Continue reading

America’s “Bases of Empire”

Besides waging perpetual wars, nothing better reveals America’s imperial agenda than its hundreds of global bases – for offense, not defense at a time the US hasn’t had an enemy since the Japanese surrendered in August 1945. Continue reading

The language that absolves Israel

On Sunday night, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a speech that – by categorically ruling out the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state – ought to have been seen as a mortal blow to the quest for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Continue reading

MSM: Jimmy Carter to meet Hamas leaders after criticising Israeli PM

(Guardian) – The former US president Jimmy Carter will visit Gaza for a rare meeting with senior Hamas officials following his criticism of a key speech by Israel’s prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, on Sunday night. Continue reading

Smile On The Face Of The Tiger – John Pilger

At 7.30 in the morning on 3 June, a seven-month-old baby died in the intensive care unit of the European Gaza Hospital in the Gaza Strip. His name was Zein Ad-Din Mohammed Zu’rob, and he was suffering from a lung infection which was treatable. Continue reading

UN: Israeli buffer zone eats up 30 percent of Gaza’s arable land

Looking to increase security, Israel dropped leaflets last week warning residents to stay at least 1,000 feet from the border or risk being shot. Continue reading

MSM: Saudi FM to US – Cut off aid if Israel doesn’t end occupation

(Haaretz) – The United States should cut off its aid to Israel if the country does not end its occupation of Arab land, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister told Newsweek in comments published Friday. Continue reading

Israelis get four-fifths of scarce West Bank water, says World Bank

In some areas of the West Bank, Palestinians are surviving on as little as 10 to 15 litres a person each day, which is at or below humanitarian disaster response levels recommended to avoid epidemics. In Gaza, where Palestinians rely on an aquifer that has become increasingly saline and polluted, the situation is worse. Only 5%-10% of the available water is clean enough to drink. Continue reading

Investigating Israeli War Crimes in Gaza

Independent investigations and convincing testimonies, on both sides, provide compelling evidence of Israeli war crimes in Gaza. It’s time to hold the guilty accountable. Continue reading

Assad: Peace with Israel now impossible

The Syrian President has ruled out the normalization of ties with Israel unless Tel Aviv ‘ends its aggression against Palestinians’. Continue reading

Voices From Israel’s Political Graveyard

The people of Israel were virtually taken by surprise earlier this week by the ramblings of former Prime Minister Olmert….. Ramblings that if uttered before he stepped down as Leader might have made a difference in the present situation.

Israel Must Quit Nearly All Occupied Land: Olmert

Israel’s interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Israel must give up virtually all the occupied West Bank including east Jerusalem, insisting in an interview published on Monday this was key to achieving peace with the Palestinians. Continue reading