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Sep 18 10:43

Disaster in Gaza’s darkness

Every morning for the past two weeks, Omar Huzeen has sat down outside what remains of his home. He thinks constantly about the fire that killed all three of his children.

The three boys had spent 1 September with their grandfather. When they returned to their parents that evening, the family had dinner, after which 2-year-old Muhammad asked for a drink of milk.

There was no milk at home, so Omar went searching for some.

“I put a candle beside the window to light the room and went to see my mother,” said Omar. “But she didn’t have milk at her home and most of the supermarkets were closed due to the lockdown. I finally managed to buy some milk and came home. By the time I returned, our house was on fire.”

Muhammad and his brothers Yusif and Mahmoud – aged 5 and 4 respectively – were trapped in the blaze.

Sep 15 08:54

How Israel lit match for deadly fire

The Israeli siege of Gaza affects us in myriad ways.

It is not just about being starved of fuel and electricity, as we have been recently.

Of course, that is bad enough. The vulnerable are even more vulnerable, nights are dark, work is almost impossible to do – if you are lucky enough to have any – and there is no relief from sweltering summers.

But Israel’s blockade is all encompassing. It affects every aspect of our lives here, from our ability to travel and trade, to career prospects, to whether or not we will eat tomorrow.

And it has knock-on effects. Things happen that normally wouldn’t happen.

Things that shouldn’t happen.

In March, a fire broke out in Nuseirat refugee camp that ultimately would take the lives of 22 people.

The fire started in a bakery. It was the result of poor judgement from many local parties.

Sep 15 06:42

Israel Is Proud to Have Halted International Projects for Palestinians in Area C

In the battle over Area C, where Israel maintains full security and civilian authority, it’s chalking up successes against the Palestinians and the European Union and has significantly reduced the number of internationally (mainly European) financed Palestinian projects. That’s the news provided by the head of Israel’s Civil Administration in the West Bank, Brigadier General Ghassan Alian, to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee in two meetings in late July and mid-August. The subject: “the Palestinian takeover of Area C,” referring to 61 percent of the occupied West Bank.

Sep 15 06:41

Israel court issues demolition order for mosque

A court in Israel has issued a demolition order for a mosque in a town in occupied East Jerusalem for "lack of a construction permit", Palestinian media reported citing local residents.

In response to the demolition notice, the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs in Gaza issued a statement, circulated by Palestinian media, to condemn the order and warn Israel against the move.

It also called on the international community, the Arab League and the Organization of the Islamic Conference to protect Muslim holy sites and places of worship in Jerusalem.

Sep 15 05:30

Iran's Resistance Film Festival Key to Undo Hegemony of US Films: Canadian Journalist

"...A Canadian journalist and political analyst described the 16th Resistance International Film Festival underway in Iran as important in the face of the hegemony of American films..."

Sep 12 14:40

The Jew Who Cried Wolf: Extended, 9-11 2020

A history of Jewish false flags! Busted red handed, and thrown behind bars!

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Sep 12 14:36

The Jew Who Cried Wolf: Extended, 9-11 2020

A history of Jewish false flags! Busted red handed, and thrown behind bars!

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Sep 09 02:36

The Israel-Palestine Conflict, Annexation and “Normalization”. Towards “Greater Israel”

As the Israel-Palestine conflict grinds on with no end in sight, Israel and the US have launched an all-out push to resolve the conflict once and for all, on Israel’s terms. If the manoeuvre is successful, Israel will end up with all of the territories it conquered during the 1967 war, including all of the Golan Heights and Jerusalem and most of the Palestinian Territories, including the best sources of water and agricultural land. The West Bank will find itself in the same situation as the Gaza strip, cut off from the outside world and surrounded by hostile Israeli military forces and Israeli settlements.

Palestine in the regional and international geopolitical context.

Sep 08 09:43

When Gaza City became a ghost town

The nickname became increasingly relevant lately. The shutdown of Gaza’s only power plant meant that lights often could not be switched on at nighttime.

“I used to meet up with friends in the evening hours,” said Ahmad Khalid, 29, during the power outages. “But with the electricity crisis, I hate going out of the house now and seeing darkness everywhere. It’s as if we are ghosts walking in the street.”

The crisis was caused because Israel banned fuel deliveries to Gaza’s power station last month.

Sep 07 09:04

Israel DEMOLISHES 51 Palestinian structures in East Jerusalem as destruction continues in 'unprecedented manner' – rights group

Israeli authorities escalated demolitions in occupied East Jerusalem in August, knocking 51 Palestinian buildings and displacing 85 people, many of whom were children, a Palestinian rights group said.

The demolition of homes, which Israel says were built without proper permits, have been conducted in an "unprecedented manner" in the past month, Palestinian rights group, Wadi Hilweh Information Center, said in a fresh report.

The authorities have been acting in this way despite a difficult situation with coronavirus in Israel and particularly in Jerusalem, which is claimed as the capital by both Israelis and Palestinians.

Sep 02 11:37

‘Dying to Fish’: How Israeli Piracy Destroyed Gaza’s Once Thriving Fishing Industry

On August 16, the Israeli navy declared the Gaza sea a closed military zone. A few days later, a group of Gaza fishermen decided to take their chances by fishing within a mere two or three nautical miles off the Gaza shore. No sooner had they cast their nets, Israeli navy bullets began whizzing all around them.

Soon after the incident, I spoke with one of these fishermen. His name is Fathi.

"My wife, my eight children and I, we all live off fishing. The Israeli navy shot at us today and asked us to leave the sea. I had to return to my family empty-handed, without any fish to sell and nothing to give to my children," Fathi told me.

This fisherman’s story is typical. According to the Israeli rights group B’tselem, "about 95% of fishermen in Gaza live below the poverty line".

Sep 02 11:07

Making a hash of Brexit wasn’t enough: Boris Johnson is now set to hire another Israel stooge as trade envoy

Stuart Littlewood comments on reports that Britain’s Zionist Prime Minister Boris Johnson is about to appoint Australia’s Zionist former Prime Minister Tony Abbott as UK new trade envoy, and notes pledges by Johnson to forge even stronger trade relations with the racist state of Israel.>>

Aug 31 06:29

“This is How Armed Gangs Operate” Israel Admits its Troops Planted IEDs in a Palestinian Town

Aseven-year-old Palestinian boy was walking with his mother just outside the West Bank village of Kafr Qaddum a few miles to west of the city of Nablus. Seeing a strange orange and black package held down with some rocks, the boy approached, thinking it was a toy. His mother quickly stopped him, summoning a relative to investigate. Foolishly, the man shook the package and it exploded, injuring his face and hands.

Along the popular path they found another device, this time photographing it and throwing stones at it until it too exploded.

Aug 28 14:28

Palestine: Rabbi's and Jews expose the Hipocricy and Racism of the Synagoge

We are two rabbis and other members of the Hamilton, Ontario, Jewish community who call on the religious institutions of our community to take the clear moral stand of opposing Israel’s plan to annex large areas of Palestinian land in the West Bank and Jordan Valley.

We are deeply pained that some synagogues in our community enforce misplaced ethnic loyalty more than the ethical values of our religious tradition. src

Aug 28 08:02

Facebook shuts down Gaza health ministry page

Gaza’s health ministry uses Facebook to supply crucial information – whether about people killed or injured in Israeli attacks, or about the enormous efforts to hold back the spread of COVID-19. Now Facebook has closed it down…

Aug 28 08:01

Israel military plants booby trap explosives near Palestinian village

A 7-year-old Palestinian boy discovered a box full of stun grenades planted in his village by Israeli soldiers the night before, one of 3 such boxes set to explode when touched, camouflaged with stones and scraps of cloth…
The boy narrowly escaped injury by that particular IDF action (his relative was not so lucky – neither was a 15-year-old who was shot in the head on Thursday, or a 9-year-old shot in the head last year).

Aug 27 09:40

Qatari envoy travels to Gaza to help ease tensions amid Israeli raids

A Qatari envoy has visited the Gaza Strip to help calm down tensions in the blockaded enclave, which has been the scene of daily Israeli attacks for more than two weeks.

Mohammed el-Emadi entered Gaza late on Tuesday for negotiations to help ease the tensions, AFP reported.

Since August 6, the regime has been carrying out daily airstrikes and occasional ground attacks against Gaza in response to what it calls the launch of balloons fitted with “incendiary devices” from the direction of coastal enclave.

Concomitantly, it has shut down Kerem Shalom, the crossing bringing in the majority of the enclave’s requirements, and completely cut off supplies of fuel to the territory. The combined measures have brought about a closure of Gaza’s sole power plant.

Aug 26 07:10

Gaza Locks Down After Detecting Local Transmission Of Virus

Gaza's militant Hamas rulers imposed a territory-wide curfew on Tuesday after authorities detected the first local cases of the coronavirus, raising fears of a wider outbreak in the blockaded territory that is home to some 2 million Palestinians.

Aug 26 06:48

Hamas: Gaza will not 'remain silent' as Israel escalates siege

The threat of a new Gaza war continues to rise as Palestinians demand an end to the devastating 13-year-long blockade and Israel tightens the screws on Gaza's economy while targeting Hamas positions.

Aug 25 07:15

1100-year-old gold coins unearthed in occupied Palestine

A treasure trove, including hundreds of gold coins dating back to around 1,100 years ago, has been discovered during excavations in the occupied Palestinian territories.

The collection of 425 early Islamic, 24-carat gold coins was unearthed by teenage volunteers on August 18 during an excavation in the occupied territories.

The coins have been found in an area which once housed the Palestinian village of Yibna, which had a population of 5,420 in 1948. However, it was taken by Israeli forces on 4 June 1948, and was depopulated during the occupation and expulsion.

The gold coins date back to the late 9th century at the height of the once-powerful Abbasid Caliphate, which controlled a lion's share of the Near East and North Africa.

Aug 24 09:47

Ignore at your peril: Palestine ranks high in Arab public opinion

James Dorsey explains that while domestic issues such as provision of jobs, education and health care, good governance and protection of personal rights are of primary concern to Arab citizens, opinion polls indicate that Palestinian rights remain at the top of citizens’ agendas.>>

Aug 24 09:44

How the Israel-UAE pact undermines international law

Lawrence Davidson says the United Arab Emirates’ "normalisation" of relations with Israel in effect provides a seal of approval for Israel’s illegal creeping annexation of Palestinian lands and gives a green light for other states to acquiesce in undermining International law.

Aug 24 07:26

Israel cuts fuel, Gaza goes dark

The Gaza Strip’s only power plant shut down on Tuesday after Israel stopped the transfer of fuel to the territory.

The halting of fuel transfers is among a series of collective punishment measures Israel has imposed on Gaza.

Israel has claimed the measures are a response to incendiary balloons released from Gaza. The launching of such balloons by some Palestinians is, in reality, a symbolic effort to draw attention to the deteriorating situation in Gaza, long subject to an Israeli siege.

Although incendiary balloons caused several fires in Israel, “no injuries or damage have been reported,” according to The Jerusalem Post.

Israel has also bombed Gaza on an almost a daily basis over the past week.

Aug 24 06:34

How Israel Wages War on Palestinian History

When the Palestinian actor Mohammed Bakri made a documentary about Jenin in 2002 – filming immediately after the Israeli army had completed rampaging through the West Bank city, leaving death and destruction in its wake – he chose an unusual narrator for the opening scene: a mute Palestinian youth.

Jenin had been sealed off from the world for nearly three weeks as the Israeli army razed the neighboring refugee camp and terrorized its population.

Bakri’s film Jenin, Jenin shows the young man hurrying silently between wrecked buildings, using his nervous body to illustrate where Israeli soldiers shot Palestinians and where bulldozers collapsed homes, sometimes on their inhabitants.

It was not hard to infer Bakri’s larger meaning: when it comes to their own story, Palestinians are denied a voice. They are silent witnesses to their own and their people’s suffering and abuse.

Aug 24 06:33

Palestinian child shot by Israel dies in detention

A Palestinian boy who was shot and detained by Israeli occupation forces in the central West Bank on Wednesday died of his injuries.

The family of Muhammad Matar was informed on Thursday that the 16-year-old had been killed. Israel has not transferred the teen’s body to his family, Defense for Children International Palestine stated on Friday.

Aug 22 10:30

How the UK government provides cover for Israel’s crimes

Stuart Littlewood highlights the gap between the UK government’s meaningless platitudes and mealy-mouthed declarations in relation to Palestinian rights on the one hand, and its actual deeds on the other, which serve to provide cover for Israeli crimes.>>

Aug 21 10:26

How Israel wages war on Palestinian history

Jonathan Cook highlights Israel’s systematic and comprehensive policy of seeking to eradicate Palestinian history in order to to accomplish its desire to destroy Palestinian society and pressure Palestinians to leave their homeland, to be replaced by Jews.

Aug 21 06:58

How Israel Wages War on Palestinian History

When the Palestinian actor Mohammed Bakri made a documentary about Jenin in 2002 – filming immediately after the Israeli army had completed rampaging through the West Bank city, leaving death and destruction in its wake – he chose an unusual narrator for the opening scene: a mute Palestinian youth.

Jenin had been sealed off from the world for nearly three weeks as the Israeli army razed the neighbouring refugee camp and terrorised its population.

Bakri’s film Jenin, Jenin shows the young man hurrying silently between wrecked buildings, using his nervous body to illustrate where Israeli soldiers shot Palestinians and where bulldozers collapsed homes, sometimes on their inhabitants.

It was not hard to infer Bakri’s larger meaning: when it comes to their own story, Palestinians are denied a voice. They are silent witnesses to their own and their people’s suffering and abuse.

Aug 20 09:28

Incendiary balloons continue to land in Israel as talks falter

Incendiary balloons landed throughout southern Israel on Wednesday, as tensions continue to rise between Israel and terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip.
Police sappers handled a number of balloons that landed within and near towns and residential areas in southern Israel. Israel Fire and Rescue Services announced on Wednesday evening that there were 28 fires throughout the day.

Aug 20 06:25

Videos: IDF Jets Launch Retaliatory Strikes on Hamas Posts in Gaza

Multiple retaliatory strikes were launched by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) late Tuesday against Hamas position in Gaza, an act in response to a rocket that was launched from Gaza toward the Israeli territory earlier in the day.

The IDF noted in a late Tuesday tweet that the service's jets "attacked a number of other Hamas terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip. During the attack, a military compound of one of the special units of the Hamas terrorist organization was attacked."

"The attack was carried out in response to the launch of a rocket from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory earlier in the evening and the blowing up of explosive and incendiary balloons from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory during the day," the statement added.

Aug 20 06:18

PM Khan: Pakistan can’t recognize Israel until Palestine gets its rights, state

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan says his country will never recognize Israel until the issue of Palestine is resolved days after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reached a normalization deal with Israel.

In an interview with the private Dunya News television network on Tuesday, Khan said Islamabad will not follow suit in recognizing Israel, in a reference to Abu Dhabi, which has reached a highly controversial deal with Tel Aviv to establish full diplomatic ties.

“Our stance is very clear from day one and Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had said Pakistan can never accept Israel until the people of Palestine get rights and state,” Khan said.

The Pakistani prime minister further noted that recognition of Israel equals to abandoning Pakistan’s stance on the Muslim-majority Kashmir region.

Aug 20 06:05

Saudi Arabia says no Israel deal without Palestinian peace

Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it will not follow the United Arab Emirates in establishing diplomatic ties with Israel until the Jewish state has signed an internationally recognised peace accord with the Palestinians.

Aug 20 03:50

ISRAEL LAUNCHES WEEK-LONG BOMBING CAMPAIGN IN GAZA AMID ONGOING WAR CRIMES INVESTIGATION

SOURCE: MINT PRESS
Last Monday night Israeli fighter jets executed airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip for the ninth night in a row in an act that may be another on Israel’s long list of possible war crimes.

Israeli leaders characterized the actions as retaliatory, naming Gazan “incendiary balloons” and “riots” as justification.

This is just the latest in what mainstream media generally depicts as a “protracted conflict” between “the militant group Hamas and Israel,” after “months of calm” (5 Gazans have been killed in 2020; Israel has shot at farmers and fishermen hundreds of times; no Israelis have been killed).

The plight of Palestinians in Gaza, a population of almost two million crammed into a region the size of Detroit, has been hidden from the view of most, even as the US funds its occupier with over $10 million a day in military aid.

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Israel has devolved into a cruelly apartheid theocracy with nuclear weapons; what could possibly go wrong in the region henceforward?!?

A great deal, my friends; a very great deal.

Aug 19 07:28

Israel Launches Week-Long Bombing Campaign in Gaza Amid Ongoing War Crimes Investigation

Last Monday night Israeli fighter jets executed airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip for the ninth night in a row in an act that may be another on Israel’s long list of possible war crimes.

Israeli leaders characterized the actions as retaliatory, naming Gazan “incendiary balloons” and “riots” as justification.

This is just the latest in what mainstream media generally depicts as a “protracted conflict” between “the militant group Hamas and Israel,” after “months of calm” (5 Gazans have been killed in 2020; Israel has shot at farmers and fishermen hundreds of times; no Israelis have been killed).

Aug 19 07:24

Israeli planes bomb Gaza for seventh straight night

Attacks on Gaza continued for the seventh straight night as Israeli warplanes targeted Hamas observation posts in what the Israeli army said was a response to Palestinian fire balloon attacks across the border.

Tuesday's air raids came as visiting Egyptian security officials strove to defuse the latest uptick in violence.

Aug 19 06:20

Israeli forces fire missiles into Gaza, kill people, set cars ablaze, etc.

Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured, Tuesday, a young Palestinian man during protests that erupted in the as-Sal’a neighborhood, in Jabal al-Mokabber, south of occupied East Jerusalem, after the army demolished an under-construction six-story residential building. Media sources said the soldiers attacked dozens of Palestinian protesters, who marched in condemnation […]

Aug 18 10:42

UAE recognition of Israel: Whither the Arab and the Muslim world?

James Dorsey says parochial interests and rivalry between the Arabian peninsula's rulers lie behind the United Arab Emirates’ decision to recognise Israel and Saudi Arabia’s turning its back on Jammu and Kashmir.>>

Aug 18 09:08

Palestinians only pawns in UAE-Israel deal, shared enmity towards Iran is the REAL move

The “historic” agreement for normalization of ties between the United Arab Emirates and Israel is being presented as a noble effort by the Gulf Arab states to fend off further annexation of Palestinian land.

That facade was quickly eroded when Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu said his annexation plans were only “on hold” and not derailed, as the UAE had claimed in announcing the purported accord mediated this week by the Trump administration.

The terse Palestinian reaction to the supposed deal got it right. It was “a stab in the back.” Iran and Turkey also denounced it as a sell-out of Palestinian rights by the UAE.

Aug 18 09:07

How the Israel-UAE deal puts the bogus peace industry back in business

If there is one conclusion to draw from the agreement this week between Israel and the United Arab Emirates – with Israel temporarily “suspending” its threat to illegally annex parts of the West Bank, in return for “full normalisation” with the Gulf state – it is this: The peace industry is back in business.

But this time, unlike the interminable Oslo Accords signed a quarter of a century ago, there won’t even be the pretence that Palestinians are needed for “Middle East peace” to proceed. This is a process that takes place over their heads, a dialogue from which they are entirely absent.

This peace process is not between Palestinians and Israel, Washington’s client in the region. It is between Israel and oil-rich Arab states loyal to the US. It is a process that allows them to end the pretence that they are enemies of Israel. It means that they can stop feigning support for the Palestinian struggle for a state – even one on the last remnants of Palestinians’ homeland.

Aug 18 06:31

Why Christian Zionists see themselves as winners in a Gulf pact with Israel

In late June, John Hagee, a pastor and founder of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), offered Gulf states uncomfortable with Israel's plan to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank a simple solution: step out of the shadows and publicly embrace Israel.

"Gulf states, who are claiming that Israeli 'annexation' would lead to an end to their not-so-secret relations with Israel, ought to put their requests in a positive light," Hagee told the Jerusalem Post. "Rather than threaten to walk away, they should publicly and formally offer normalization of ties between the broader Arab world and Israel."

Last Thursday, when Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced they would normalise relations in exchange for Israel halting its planned annexation of the occupied West Bank, CUFI was among the first organisations to applaud the move.

Aug 18 05:50

Kushner: US Won’t Allow Israeli Annexation ‘for Some Time’

Questions about the Israel-UAE deal and annexation may have been answered by Jared Kushner, who says that Israel will not annex without US permission, and the US won’t give that permission for “some time” after the deal.

Israel’s peace deal was said to delay annexation, though Netanyahu said it wouldn’t be an obstacle. If Israel’s annexation is predicated on US permission, which has been the indication, then the delay seems entirely up to the US to enforce.

With some officials, including Kushner, condemning the Palestinians, it is always possible the US will cut the delay short to spite them. That the annexation is up to the US at all is sure to be onerous for Israel’s settler movement.

Aug 17 06:37

IDF carries out bombings of Gaza in retaliation for missile, incendiary balloon launches; new restrictions applied

The Israeli military has launched airstrikes at “terror targets” in Gaza, responding to missile attacks coming from the Palestinian territory. This week marked an escalation of violence between Israel and Hamas.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reported attacking targets in Gaza overnight, saying they belonged to the militant movement Hamas. The strikes were carried out to punish the Palestinian group – which is considered a terrorist organization by Israel – for launching missiles and incendiary balloons and kites at Israeli territory.

Aug 16 05:11

Israeli Missiles Injure Two Women, One of Them Pregnant, And Two Children, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired, on Friday at night, many missiles into many areas in the besieged Gaza Strip, wounding four two women, one of them pregnant, and two children, in several parts of the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli missiles struck many homes in northern Gaza, in central Gaza, and in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, media sources confirmed.

Medical sources said Israeli missiles struck farmlands, and a few homes, in Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza, causing excessive damage, and wounding two women, including one who is pregnant.

Aug 14 07:11

‘No change’ of West Bank annexation plans after Israel-UAE deal, Netanyahu says

Israel is still committed to annexing parts of the occupied West Bank, PM Benjamin Netanyahu said, after a peace deal with the UAE was reached. As part of the deal, Tel Aviv agreed to suspend the annexation.
The revelation was made by Netanyahu in a televised speech on Thursday.

“There is no change in my plans to apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaria, withfull coordination with the US,” Netanyahu said, referring to parts of the West Bank region by their biblical names.

The remark came shortly after the peace deal between the United Arab Emirates and Israel was unveiled. Among other things, it contains a provision that Tel Aviv agrees to ‘suspend’ its annexation plans.

Aug 13 12:46

Rabbis: Synagogues’ silence on Israel’s annexation a moral failure, [Independent Jewish Voices Canada]

We are two rabbis and other members of the Hamilton, Ontario, Jewish community who call on the religious institutions of our community to take the clear moral stand of opposing Israel’s plan to annex large areas of Palestinian land in the West Bank and Jordan Valley.

Particularly at this time, parts of the Canadian Jewish community strenuously promote themselves as allies of oppressed minorities here and elsewhere. Some Jewish organizations express concern about police violence in the U.S. and in Canada. Their silence as Jews in the face of extreme ongoing Israeli violence and oppression of the people of Palestine is intolerable and inexcusable. Jewish people in Canada must condemn those institutions’ silence and complicity.

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Am6da11K_Hg

Aug 13 04:49

IDF Bombards Hamas 'Infrastructure' in Gaza Strip in Retaliation for Incendiary Balloons

Israeli airstrikes were launched in Gaza early on Thursday local time, hitting people's homes, after incendiary balloons were launched into Israel and sparked fires.

There are also reports of Israeli unmanned aerial vehicles and drones east of Khan Yunis, a city in the southern Gaza Strip, and Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip. There are also reports of an explosion in the northeastern city of Rafah and warplanes bombing agricultural land east of Sufa in the southern Gaza Strip.

According to a statement by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), "Fighter jets, combat helicopters and IDF tanks recently attacked a number of Hamas terrorist terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip."

Aug 12 13:57

US comedian Seth Rogen turns the truth about Israel into a joke

Lawrence Davidson highlights the growing gap between Zionists and young Jewish Americans who question the fake history of Israel they have been taught which blanks out the Palestinian people, and reject the racist, apartheid Zionist state.

Aug 11 15:38

Jewish Group Applauds Barrie City Council for Abandoning Controversial Antisemitism Definition

Canadian heroes orphaned and buried subversive and illegal Holocaust remembrance alliance definitions of Jew hate, designed to subvert and smash the sovereignty of nations of the world, making them subservient to an illegitimate foreign occupier, incrementally destroying human rights and freedom of speech in support of the longest ongoing holocaust in the history of mankind, 72 years and counting.

Aug 11 14:53

Rabbis: Synagogues’ silence on Israel’s annexation a moral failure, [Independent Jewish Voices Canada]

We are two rabbis and other members of the Hamilton, Ontario, Jewish community who call on the religious institutions of our community to take the clear moral stand of opposing Israel’s plan to annex large areas of Palestinian land in the West Bank and Jordan Valley.

Particularly at this time, parts of the Canadian Jewish community strenuously promote themselves as allies of oppressed minorities here and elsewhere. Some Jewish organizations express concern about police violence in the U.S. and in Canada. Their silence as Jews in the face of extreme ongoing Israeli violence and oppression of the people of Palestine is intolerable and inexcusable. Jewish people in Canada must condemn those institutions’ silence and complicity.

Aug 11 11:25

Netanyahu blames Washington for stalled West Bank annexation, says Trump ‘busy with other things’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed frustration over stalled plans to annex the West Bank, blaming the hold-up on Washington’s reluctance to approve the move.

“It was clear from the start that the application of sovereignty would be done only with agreement from the United States. Otherwise, I would have already done it a while ago,” Netanyahu told Israel’s Channel 20. He claimed that US President Donald Trump was now “busy with other things” and that “issues of importance to Israel” were not a top priority for Washington at the moment.

The annexation, which is part of Trump’s ‘peace plan’ for the region, was originally slated to begin in July. Under the White House plan, Israel would absorb 30 percent of the occupied territory that it captured from Jordan during the 1967 Six Day War. The rest of the West Bank would be governed by Palestinians, but security and border policy would be decided by Israel.

Aug 11 11:08

Israeli demolitions in Palestine 'increase by 250 percent' in just two weeks, UN warns

The weekly average of Palestinian buildings and structures that have been demolished or stolen by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank increased by 250 percent in just two weeks, the UN said.

According to a report by OCHA, 70 Palestinian-owned structures were demolished or grabbed by Israeli forces under the pretext of lack of Israeli-issued building permits, displacing 90 people and affecting over 280 others between the period of 2 and 15 June.

The sharp rise in demolitions has led to a 250 percent increase in such instances, the UN agency said.

Aug 10 15:45

Independent Jewish Voices, Rabbis: Synagogues’ silence on Israel’s annexation a moral failure

We are two rabbis and other members of the Hamilton, Ontario, Jewish community who call on the religious institutions of our community to take the clear moral stand of opposing Israel’s plan to annex large areas of Palestinian land in the West Bank and Jordan Valley.

Aug 05 08:52

Israel destroys Palestinian animal shelters

Israeli bulldozers destroyed a large area of land today in Dura, near Hebron city, reported Wafa news agency.

The coordinator at the Palestinian popular committee against the wall and settlements in Yatta, Rateb Al-Jabour, said that Israeli forces instructed bulldozers to raze all structures on the land for settlement expansion close to the illegal settlement of Negohot.

The soldiers prevented residents, who were identified as the Ghannam and Odeh families, from accessing their land and forced them to leave.

Aug 04 11:14

Can Israelis broaden their protests beyond Netanyahu?

Jonathan Cook argues that anti-Netanyahu demonstrations in Israel have yet to draw a connection between Netanyahu’s personal abuses of office and the systemic corruption of Israeli politics, with the occupation its beating heart.>>

Aug 04 08:55

Maxwell Court Documents: Who is Going Down? Clinton, Dershowitz, More Names.. w/ Ryan Dawson (1of2) - Sarah Westall


Independent film maker and investigative journalist, Ryan Dawson, joins the program to discuss the recently released court documents from the Ghislaine Maxwell case. We discuss the details outlined in those documents as well as many more facts from the other cases that have been filed against Epstein. Lastly, we discuss what the new wave of over 100 witnesses will bring forward and how this blackmail pedophile ring was used for intelligence agencies. You can see more of Ryan Dawson's work at https://www.ancreport.com/ - Consider joining as a member to learn even more.

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Part 2: https://youtu.be/NhfzsTeYbG0

Aug 04 04:19

German court starts retrial of 3 pro-Palestine activists for criticizing Israeli crimes

A court in Germany has started the retrial of three pro-Palestine human rights activists, known as Humboldt 3, who had spoken out against Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people.

The trio – Palestinian activist Majed Abusalama and Israeli activists Ronnie Barkan and Stavit Sinai – are facing trial for their involvement in a June 2017 protest at Humboldt University, in the German capital Berlin, against Israeli Knesset Member (MK) for the Yesh Atid party, Aliza Lavie.

The three activists, known as Humboldt 3, were charged after they interrupted Lavie’s talk in 2017 about the massacre of civilians in Gaza during a speech at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Jul 31 07:45

Hamas warns Israel of consequences over al-Aqsa Mosque attacks

The Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, has warned Israel of the consequences of its further encroachment on the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds.

Hamas made the remarks in an official statement on Thursday that marks Arafah Day, a major occasion on the Islamic calendar. It called on Palestinians to rally in mass towards the al-Aqsa Mosque.

The statement stressed that al-Aqsa is holy for the Palestinian people, and that they will not remain silent on Israeli violations against the site. Hamas said Israel should pay a heavy price if it keeps on such violations.

“Bab al-Rahma, the Marwani prayer hall, the Omar prayer hall, the Buraq prayer hall and the Buraq Wall are all part and parcel of our beloved Mosque,” Hamas said.

The movement condemned Israel for continued persecution of the people of Jerusalem al-Quds, demolishing their homes and imposing exorbitant taxes on them to force them to leave the holy city.

Jul 30 02:55

No one talking about West Bank annexation anymore: Israeli FM

Israel’s foreign minister says no one, not even the American officials, talks about Tel Aviv’s plan to annex part of the occupied West Bank anymore.

Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said on Wednesday the regime’s annexation plan is not being discussed either by Tel Aviv or the American officials he speaks to on a weekly basis.

Asked if “annexation is off the agenda,” Ashkenazi replied, “No one is talking about it, justifiably… Not the Americans, either at the moment.”

He said, however, that he “can’t say for sure that it is off the agenda.”

Jul 28 12:15

How Israel’s archaeological excavations work to rewrite history in Jerusalem

Holding a hammer in his hand, United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman broke ground during the inauguration of the "Path of the Pilgrims" tunnel in June 2019.

Just south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, the tunnel - about 850 metres long and eight metres wide, runs just three to four metres beneath the homes of Palestinian residents of the Wadi Hilweh neighbourhood of Silwan, a Jerusalem-area town.

Jul 27 11:20

A Zionist attack on late American-Palestinian scholar Edward Said’s legacy

Lawrence Davidson debunks American-Israeli propagandist Caroline Glick’s attack on the celebrated American-Palestinian scholar Edward Said, describing her attack on Said as an attempt to resurrect the notion of Western supremacism as a way of legitimising the racist state of Israel.>>

Jul 27 08:30

Coronavirus: Israeli court rules Palestinian prisoners have no right to social distancing

Israel's Supreme Court has ruled that Palestinian prisoners have no right to social distancing protection against coronavirus.

In a ruling on Thursday, Israel's top court rejected a petition made by the Adalah legal centre for minority rights, which called on Israel to implement Covid-19 protective guidelines for inmates at Gilboa prison, a facility in northern Israel housing about 450 Palestinians classified by Israel as "security prisoners".

The Supreme Court justices accepted the argument promoted by Israeli state authorities that Palestinians held in prison were no different than family members or flatmates living in the same home.

Jul 27 08:16

Israel keeps two Palestinian female prisoners in isolation: Palestinian commission

Two Palestinian women prisoners are currently behind bars in an Israeli jail in isolation and under extremely harsh conditions, a Palestinian commission says.

The Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission, which is run by the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the occupied West Bank, announced the grim news on Sunday, identifying the pair as Fadwa Hamada and Jihan Hashima, the Palestinian Information Center reported.

The women are being kept in total solitary confinement in Jalamah detention center under harsh conditions, the commission said, adding that they are also watched by three security cameras and deprived of their basic needs and rights.

Jul 27 07:37

How Israel obstructs COVID-19 care in East Jerusalem

The COVID-19 pandemic is not an equalizer.

Rather, it has exposed systems of inequality in seemingly modern health care systems and brought already worn-down ones to the brink of collapse.

The case of occupied East Jerusalem is particularly revealing.

The pandemic unmasked and exacerbated the horrors of Israeli military occupation in the city, according to a new report by the Palestinian human rights group Al-Haq, the UK-based charity Medical Aid for Palestinians and the Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center.

Israel occupied East Jerusalem in 1967 and formally annexed it in 1980.

Jul 25 04:24

Coronavirus: Israeli court rules Palestinian prisoners have no right to social distancing

Israel's Supreme Court accepts argument made by Israeli authorities that Palestinians held in prison are no different than family members or flatmates living in same home

Jul 24 03:49

Israeli forces remove 6th-century baptismal font from Palestinian town

Israeli forces on July 20 carried out an operation to retrieve a Byzantine-era baptismal font that they said was stolen from an archeological site 20 years ago. In response, a Palestinian authority called the act of removing the font from a Palestinian town an act of theft and a “war crime.”

Jul 23 09:15

Israel’s Jewish National Fund is uprooting Palestinians – not planting trees

The Jewish National Fund is a thriving relic of Europe’s colonial past, even if today it wears the garb of an environmental charity. As recent events show, ethnic cleansing is still what it excels at.

Jul 23 09:15

Israel’s list of compromised officials suggests their guilt of war crimes

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has adjourned without issuing its ruling on whether Israeli officials will be tried for war crimes against the Palestinian people since 2014, when Gaza was destroyed during “Operation Protective Edge”. With an extended timeframe until the ruling is due, Israel now has additional time to prepare for any eventual action taken by The Hague. It has apparently already drawn up a list of officials who might be liable to be prosecuted for war crimes.

According to Haaretz, the list contains the names of 200-300 Israeli officials, most probably including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Benny Gantz. The list has been drawn up in utmost secrecy, not least because, as Haaretz points out, “The court is likely to view a list of names as an official Israeli admission of these officials’ involvement in the incidents under investigation.” The existence of the list alone is likely to be viewed as such.

Jul 23 09:12

Leaked ADL Memo: Figuring out how to defend Israeli apartheid

The ADL appears to recognize that annexation would violate Palestinians’ basic human rights, enforcing a codified regime of nationality-based discrimination subjugation—and that, as a group ostensibly concerned with civil rights, this is in tension with its stated values…

Memo says ADL needs to find a way to defend Israel from criticism without alienating other civil rights organizations, elected officials of color, and Black Lives Matter activists…

‘Israel will be painted as akin to an ethno-nationalist country which continues to oppress and subjugate Palestinians’

Hopes to avoid appearing openly hostile to public criticism of annexation while working to block anti-Israel legislation

Jul 22 11:48

Israel’s Jewish National Fund is uprooting Palestinians – not planting trees

Jonathan Cook highlights the crimes of the Jewish National Fund – viewed as a “charity” in many Western countries – including ethnic cleansing and land theft, committed against Bedouins in Israel as well as in the occupied Palestinian territories under the guise of environmentally damaging “environmental” work.>>

Jul 22 03:46

Israel’s collective punishment of Palestinians illegal and an affront to justice: UN expert

A UN human rights expert has called on Israel to immediately stop all actions amounting to collective punishment of the Palestinian people, with millions of innocent harmed daily and nothing achieved but deeper tensions and an atmosphere conducive to further violence.

“It is an affront to justice and the rule of law to see that such methods continue to be used in the 21st century and that Palestinians collectively continue to be punished for the actions of a few,” said Michael Lynk, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967. “These practices entail serious violations against Palestinians including the right to life, freedom of movement, health, adequate shelter and adequate standard of living.”

Jul 21 10:48

Revenge against Palestinians is understandable, Israeli judge says in acquitting two security officers who attacked innocent man

Yesterday, an unbelievable verdict came down at the Beersheba District Court in Israel:

Two Israeli security officers were acquitted in a case involving the lynching of Haftom Zarhum, an Eritrean refugee, although they were filmed beating him and repeatedly dropping a bench on his head. The judge cited “reasonable doubt”.

The bloodthirsty mob lynching in October 2015 was part of a string of “mistaken identity” incidents in Israel. A terror attack had in fact taken place earlier at the Beersheba central bus station; a man from an unrecognized Bedouin village in the Negev opened fire, killing a soldier and wounding 11 others.

Zarhum was a passerby, who was mistaken for the shooter by a security guard because he was dark skinned. A police spokesman in the wake of the incident said that it was “not clear if [Zarhum] is involved with the event or if he was shot due to his exterior appearance.”

Jul 21 10:45

Palestinians Accuse Israel of Stealing 1500-year-old Christian Relic from Bethlehem

Video footage posted online by the PLO Department of Public Diplomacy and Policy showed Israeli forces escorting a large flatbed truck out from the town of Tuqu, in the occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem.

The rare artefact, which dates back to the Byzantine period, was used as a water basin for baptisms and is one of three known relics of its kind.

The other two include one recently discovered at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem and another belonging to a church in Beit Jibrin, an ancient Palestinian town left in ruins following Israel’s 1948 invasion.

Jul 15 14:13

Woodrow Wilson’s racism: The basis for his support of Zionism

Lawrence Davidson examines the shared racism of Zionism and Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States, who was a champion of the Balfour Declaration and the creation of the state of Israel on usurped Palestinian lands, and who remains a hero to present-day Zionists.>>

Jul 15 12:01

Jordan king warns that Israel's annexation plans jeopardise regional peace

Jordan’s King Abdullah warned on Monday that any unilateral Israeli moves to annex territory in the occupied West Bank would fuel instability and dim hopes of a final settlement of the decades-old Arab-Israeli conflict.

The monarch told British lawmakers the only path to a comprehensive and lasting Middle East peace was the establishment of an independent Palestinian state based on land captured by Israel in the 1967 war, and with East Jerusalem as its capital.

“Any unilateral Israeli measure to annex lands in the West Bank is unacceptable, as it would undermine the prospects of achieving peace and stability in the Middle East,” the monarch was quoted in a palace statement as telling British foreign and defence parliamentary committee members in a virtual meeting.

Jul 15 11:26

EU Foreign Ministers Seek Measures to ‘Deter’ Israel From Expanding Its Sovereignty Over West Bank

Earlier this month, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said that Tel Aviv would postpone the 1 July deadline for the beginning of a sovereignty expansion over large parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley, arguing that the Defence Ministry is still “weighing the risks in the field of security, as [the move] will have serious repercussions”.

Eleven European foreign ministers sent a letter to the block’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, demanding the senior official provide them with a list of measures that could be taken by the European Union to deter Israel, in the event that Tel Aviv moves to expand its sovereignty over large parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley, The Guardian reported on Tuesday.

Jul 15 11:00

Any Israeli desecration of al-Aqsa Mosque will ignite armed struggle, Hamas warns Tel Aviv regime

The Palestinian Islamic resistance movement, Hamas, has warned Israeli authorities against violations at al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied Old City of Jerusalem al-Quds, emphasizing that any provocative move against the sacred site will infuriate Palestinians and subsequently ignite an armed struggle.

Hamas, in a statement released on Tuesday, said the Israeli regime will pay a hefty price for its encroachment on the revered compound, and continuing violations at the mosque will be a cause for confrontation.

The Palestinian movement also rejected an Israeli court ruling to close the historic Golden Gate, known as Bab al-Rahma in Arabic and the only eastern gate to al-Aqsa Mosque, underlining that the Israeli regime will not be able to withstand the power of Palestinians as the people can make the impossible possible and abolish the occupation schemes targeting Jerusalem al-Quds.

Jul 13 12:22

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians, Including A Pregnant Woman, Abduct Three, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday evening, the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at Palestinian families celebrating their siblings’ high-school graduation, wounding eight residents, including a pregnant woman, in addition to abducting a father and two of his sons.

Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in al-‘Isawiya, stated that several army jeeps invaded the town, before the soldiers assaulted many residents near their homes.

He added that the soldiers also abducted Sa’adi Mahmoud, in addition to his sons Mohammad and Ahmad.

Jul 09 08:32

On Israel’s Bizarre Definitions: The West Bank Is Already Annexed

Wednesday, July 1, was meant to be the day on which the Israeli government officially annexed 30% of the occupied Palestinian West Bank and the Jordan Valley. This date, however, came and went and annexation was never actualized.

"I don’t know if there will be a declaration of sovereignty today," said Israeli Foreign Minister, Gabi Ashkenazi, with reference to the self-imposed deadline declared earlier by Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. An alternative date was not immediately announced.

But does it really matter?

Whether Israel’s illegal appropriation of Palestinian land takes place with massive media fanfare and a declaration of sovereignty, or whether it happens incrementally over the course of the coming days, weeks, and months, Israel has, in reality, already annexed the West Bank – not just 30% of it but, in fact, the whole area.

Jul 09 08:08

WATCH: Daily Life in Occupied Palestine

Most Americans, whose government gives Israel over $10 million per day, have no idea that Israel commits human rights abuses every single day, since US media virtually never report this information: that Israeli forces daily invade Palestinian villages, daily abduct people, and daily injure people; that virtually every week Israeli forces destroy farmers’ trees, demolish family homes, confiscate Palestinian land, and more…

These clips illustrate the kind of essential information US media companies almost never show Americans.

Jul 09 07:53

Netanyahu’s Annexation Drive

It is that staying power that navigates the often feeble exhortations to international law that pullulate airwaves and diplomatic traffic. Be it the legality of international settlements, attacks on sovereign countries that have not been given the legitimising wash of the UN Security Council, or Israel’s possession of nuclear weapons – all of these are frowned upon, condemned only to be assimilated into a ceremony of legitimacy. Israel might well be condemned and scolded, but nothing more will come of it. The game of semantics will be played, masking the exertion of brute force.

This pattern threatens to reassert itself in the latest warnings directed at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s promise of annexation. The timetabling for this muscular assertion of land pinching remains vague. It is intended to apply to Jewish settlements in the West Bank and in the Jordan Valley from this month.

Jul 07 13:14

We are all ‘Jews’ in the eyes of today’s Nazis 

Palestinians are ‘Jews’ in the eyes of those who plunder their land, their homes, fields and olive groves. They are ‘Jews’ to those who abuse their human rights and squash their hopes for peace and justice.

Blacks are ‘Jews’ in the eyes of those who dare compare them to ‘monkeys.’ They are ‘Jews’ in the eyes of those who work hard to vet (look here, here, here, here etc. ) their calls for equality and for a future of hope.

The Muslims are ‘Jews’ in the eyes of those who call them ‘Islamo-Fascists’ and mobilize their influence to decimate Arab and Muslim countries one after the other.

So-called ‘Whites’ are ‘Jews’ in the eyes of those who mock their culture, call for their elimination, burn their books and persecute their intellectuals, mock their heritage and desecrate their bronze heroes.

Jul 06 07:58

In Israeli settlements, money is on annexation real estate boom

In the Jewish settlement of Ariel, Perri Ben Senior can't wait for Israel to annex this part of the occupied West Bank, hoping it will be a boon for her real estate firm.

With its 20,500 residents, a university and shopping centres, Ariel has been tipped as one of the settlements likely to be included in a first wave of Israeli annexations taking advantage of support from US President Donald Trump.

A controversial peace plan unveiled by Trump in January promised US backing for Israel to annex swathes of the West Bank, including Jewish settlements considered illegal under international law.

Speaking at her real estate agency, Ben Senior said she hoped Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would forge ahead with implementing Trump's plan.

"It will raise the price of apartments and land because there will be more demand," she anticipated.

Jul 06 07:56

Several Palestinians Suffocate on Tear Gas north of Tulkarem

Israeli troops attacked, on Saturday, several Palestinians in the northern occupied West Bank village of Qaffin, north of Tulkarem city.

Palestinian media sources said that Israeli soldiers stormed Qaffin village, and fired dozens of tear-gas canisters towards local villagers resisting the military invasion, causing many of them to suffocate or faint.

The sources stated that medical crews transferred several Palestinians to a local clinic for medical treatment for inhalation injuries, some less serious cases were treated on site.

Jul 06 07:40

In Gaza, families plead for help after two infants die awaiting permits for medical treatment in Israel

Two infants have died in the Gaza Strip awaiting permits for medical treatment in Israel, a tragedy that Palestinians anxiously fear could expand in the coming weeks. Permits for Gaza’s sickest patients to receive treatment in Israel and the West Bank ended abruptly on May 19 when Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced an end to coordination with Israel. It was a protest move against Israel’s plans to annex parts of the West Bank in July.

The first child died last week, nine-month-old Omar Yaghi who awaited permission to exit Gaza for surgery for a cardiac abnormality. On Monday, Anwar Harb died nine days after his birth, also from a cardiac disease.

Jul 03 07:05

Israel Annexation Plan Puts International Law to The Test – Is It Still Relevant?

If Israel’s planned annexation of a further thirty percent of Palestinian territory goes ahead on July 1st or anytime thereafter then international law and a rules-based world is toast.

International law is under the microscope this week and the examination will determine whether a rules based world order is a reality or a figment of the imagination spouted for effect by various world leaders and players but amounting to no more than a fairy-tale. Do international laws actually apply in the world or are they as useful as a chocolate teapot?

Jul 03 04:42

Fatah, Hamas vow to unite against Israel's annexation plan

In a show of unity, senior officials from Fatah and Hamas held a joint press conference that is the first of its kind in several years.

Jibril Rajoub Fatah Secretary General from Ramallah and Saleh al-Arouri Hamas deputy chief from Beirut vowed in a video conference to unite efforts in fighting Israel’s plan to annex parts of the occupied West bank including the Jordan valley.

Observers, meanwhile, have praised what they say could be a new phase stressing that reconciliation between the Palestinian factions is a necessary step in combating Israel’s annexation plan; however they say the real challenge is to translate these remarks into reality and strengthen the Palestinian position.

Jul 02 11:33

Democrats call for aid cut to Israel over annexation

Democratic lawmakers are signing a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling to cut aid to Israel if it proceeds with annexation. Mike TheilerUPI
Four women in the US Congress say that if Israel proceeds with further annexation plans in the occupied West Bank it would “lay the groundwork for Israel becoming an apartheid state.”

Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Betty McCollum and Pramila Jayapal are making the claim in a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that they are circulating for signature among colleagues.

According to Politico, the letter has been signed by nine more lawmakers including Senator Bernie Sanders.

Although the letter overlooks the current apartheid reality, it is not typical for US lawmakers to refer to Israeli apartheid at all.

It is even rarer for members of Congress to call for Israel to pay any price for its actions.

Jul 01 13:57

UK government evasive about sanctions if Israel annexes West Bank

Stuart Littlewood highlights the UK government’s deceptive policy towards Israel’s impending formal annexation of occupied Palestinian territories, noting that while ministers reject the prospect of annexation, they insist on being “friends and allies” of Israel regardless of its horrendous crimes.

Jul 01 07:35

Israel signals occupied West Bank annexation move not imminent

Uncertainty over when Israel will begin controversial process as Palestinians gather for renewed protests.

Jul 01 06:28

In counter to US peace plan, Palestinians say ready for direct talks with Israel

Ramallah also tells peacemaking Quartet it agrees to ‘minor border changes,’ international peace-keeping force, but will withdraw offer if Israeli West Bank annexation proceeds

Jun 30 08:05

‘Day of Rage’ protests against Israeli annexation to hit US, Europe

Protests condemning the Israeli plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank are set to take place in the United States and Europe on the same day prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to begin the process.

The demonstrations will be held on Wednesday in Chicago, San Diego, Brooklyn, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Other Western cities will also witness similar protests, including Toronto, Madrid and Valencia.

Students for Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace, and American Muslims for Palestine are among the pro-Palestinian groups organizing the protests.

The Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, one of the organizers, urged "direct actions and popular mobilizations in [Palestinian] refugee camps, cities and villages," and professed "loyalty to the martyrs" on its call for the events.

Jun 30 05:56

Why Egypt is staying quiet on Israel’s West Bank annexation plan

Two weeks ago, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi flew by helicopter to visit Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in his presidential palace in Ramallah.

His Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, was also invited along. Photos from the event were meant to feature two of Israel’s neighbors at Abbas’s side. Both nations have fought multiple wars with Israel, both have signed historic peace treaties with the Jewish state, and both would reaffirm their commitment to the Palestinian cause and opposition to Israel’s planned annexation of parts of the West Bank.

Jun 29 07:14

Armed Israeli Settlers Burn Hundreds of Olive Trees south of Nablus

Colonist Israeli settlers set on fire to a Palestinian-owned farm land, on Saturday, in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Palestinian chief of the profile for illegal Israeli settlements in the northern West Bank, Ghassan Daghlas, told media outlets that several armed Israeli colonists, from the illegal Israeli settlement of Giv’at Ronaie, broke into the nearby Palestinian-owned farm land, east of Burin village.

Daghlas said that right after they invaded the farm land, they set fire to hundreds of fruitful olive trees among other crops.

He added that after the attack, the colonists fled the area, back to their illegal settlement.

Jun 29 07:14

'We shouldn't settle for crumbs': Palestinian Americans stage virtual walkout of Biden meeting

everal high-profile Palestinian-American activists and organisers staged a virtual walkout of a meeting with an adviser to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in early June over the campaign's approach to Palestine, Middle East Eye can reveal.

The walkout on 3 June took place minutes into the meeting, following a heated exchange between Amer Zahr, a well-known Palestinian activist and Farooq Mitha, Biden's Muslim outreach manager, in which Zahr accused the campaign of not taking the Palestinian issue seriously.

The exchange on Zoom, which was recorded, shows Zahr condemning the Biden campaign's decision to send its Muslim outreach manager to engage Palestinian activists on a foreign policy issue like Palestine.

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