Posts Tagged ‘occupation’

Iraqis protest U.S. occupation —

By ADAM RITSCHER Massive protests are taking place in Iraq this week demanding that the United States withdraw all of its military forces from the country. The protests are in large part a response to U.S. airstrikes and the targeted assassination of Iranian and Iraqi leaders earlier in the month. In the wake of these […]

Hundreds of Thousands of Iraqis Protest Against US Occupation

By John Vibes Iraq’s parliament voted last month to expel the U.S. troops who have been occupying the country for nearly twenty years. However, the United States government has refused to comply with the order and has threatened harsh sanctions if they are forced to leave. The presence of the United States military is unwelcome […]

Iraq’s million-man march against US occupation, and Pentagon admits to 34 injuries from Iran strike

Iraqi people gather in the capital Baghdad for a “million-strong” march to demand an end to the presence of US forces in their country, on January 24, 2020. January 24, 2020 by Aram Mirzaei for The Saker Blog Iraqis have rallied in Baghdad in massive numbers to call for an end to US military presence in […]

The Israeli center’s road to endless occupation

“Catch-67: The Left, the Right, and the Legacy of the Six-Day War,” by Micha Goodman, translated by Eylon Levy, Yale University Press, 2018, 264 pages. When Israeli pop-philosopher Micah Goodman’s book Catch-67 first appeared in Hebrew, it became a national bestseller. It was published, intentionally, at an opportune moment: Israel was set to mark 50 […]

Why the Israeli left’s obsession with nonviolence reinforces the occupation

“We should cross the lines and disobey the law, despite the price we might pay. We should join the children of the stones and Molotov cocktails. We should follow their footsteps.” These words were the original conclusion to an op-ed written for Haaretz last week by Jonathan Pollak, an Israeli activist currently in police detention […]

Pentagon Admits More US Occupation Troops Are ‘Treated’ After Ain Al-Assad Attack

By Staff, Agencies The US military admitted there were more troops from the US occupation base in Iraq who were treated when it came under attack by Iran retaliation for the US assassination of IRGC’s Quds Force Commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani. US Central Command announced Tuesday that apart from the 11 previously announced injured, […]

How Israel’s top court outlawed moral opposition to the occupation

Could a judge from the European Court of Justice be barred from entering Israel because they believe Israeli settlement products made in the occupied territories must be labeled as such? A careful reading of an Israeli High Court decision, in a seemingly unrelated case, may suggest exactly that. In November 2019, just one week before […]

Why Israel’s So-Called “Occupation” of “Palestinian Territories” is a Farce

The occupation. A phrase commonly used when speaking about the injustices taking place in Palestine. It is a phrase that limits the discussion to a small part of Palestine and to only a portion of the Palestinian people. The occupation only exists in the two small areas that we are permitted to state that human […]

Undercover police arrest prominent Israeli anti-occupation activist

Undercover police officers arrested prominent Israeli anti-occupation activist Jonathan Pollak at his workplace Monday morning, after he repeatedly refused to appear in court over a private prosecution filed against him by a far-right organization. The three officers arrived at the Haaretz building in south Tel Aviv, where Pollak works as a graphic designer, and took […]

UN Hiring “Disarmament Officers” To Conduct Field Missions In New York As UN Occupation Plan For America Goes Live

The critics who have mocked the “UN occupation of America” news that we’ve been covering for years are eating crow today as the United Nations is publicly and openly hiring “disarmament, demobilization and reintegration officers” in New York, specifically admitting that they will be running “field missions” to engage in gun confiscation from citizens. As this […]

Response To US Strikes: A United Opposition To Occupation Of Iraq

US airstrikes Sunday targeted locations in Anbar, Iraq, as well as four other locations in Iraq and Syria. The attacks targeted a Katai’b Hezbollah military site, killing 27 and injuring 51. The Iraqi Kata’ib Hezbollah, a paramilitary group part of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMU) umbrella group, was one of the popular grassroots militias […]

Remembering Hava Keller, a pioneer in the anti-occupation struggle

Hava Keller, a veteran anti-occupation activist, passed away in Tel Aviv on Tuesday at the age of 90. Keller was one of the founders of the feminist anti-occupation group Women in Black, as well as Gush Shalom and Women for Political Prisoners. She was also an activist with Ta’ayush and other left-wing groups. Over the […]

After 18 Years of US Occupation, Poll Finds Zero Percent of Afghans Thriving, 85 Percent “Suffering”

American polling firm Gallup has found that Afghans are the saddest people on earth, finding that nearly nine in ten respondents are “suffering,” in their own words, with zero percent claiming that they are currently “thriving.” When asked to rate their life out of a score of ten, Afghans gave an average answer of 2.7, […]

Issawiya — the East Jerusalem neighborhood at the forefront of occupation

It’s been six months of unrest in Issawiya. Excessive police brutality and indiscriminate daily raids by Israeli forces with no justification have left residents of the East Jerusalem district exhausted – and there is no end in sight. “What’s been happening is very violent police raids, by very violent policemen who lack any values,” Ahmad Adam […]

Palestinian Archbishop Accuses Occupation Authorities of Being behind His Poisoning

Source December 24, 2019 The Head of the Sebastia Diocese of the Greek Orthodox Church in Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Archbishop Atallah Hanna accused the Israeli occupation authorities on Monday of being responsible of poisoning him. Facts indicate that the Israeli occupation is to be blamed over the poisoning incident, the Archbishop was quoted as saying by […]

Afghanistan: Time for America’s Pedophile Occupation to End

Honorable Gary Peters U.S. Senate Member of Armed Services Committee Hart Senate Office Building Suite 724 Washington, DC 20510 RE: The Congressional Committees Needs to Investigate Systemic Corruption in Afghanistan Dear Senator Peters: On numerous occasions, I’ve sent you, the Ethics Committee, the U.S. Department of State and other representatives numerous letters highlighting war crimes and corruption in Afghanistan. […]

A huge convoy for US occupation forces enters Syria’s Qameshli city

Saturday, 14 December 2019   HASAKA, (ST)_In a new breach of international laws, the US occupation forces sent today to Qameshli city in Hasaka province a new convoy composed of tanks, ambulances and dozens of vehicles and cars loading military and logistic materials . According to local sources, the convoy illegally entered this morning from […]

Congress can’t say “occupation”

Michael F. Brown Power Suits 11 December 2019 Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib gave a powerful speech last week saying a House resolution ”legitimizes inequality, ethnic discrimination and inhumane conditions.” Michael Brochstein ZUMA Republicans voted overwhelmingly Friday for Israeli apartheid in the West Bank. They did so by voting against House Resolution 326 which backs the two-state solution […]

To understand the violence of Israel’s occupation, know these 30 stories

Aishah Abu Laban is 70 years old. It has been 30 years since the fateful day in 1989 when an Israeli soldier shot and killed her 13-year-old daughter, Rufaydah – but she will never forget it. Rufaydah, who lived in Dheisheh Refugee Camp, was killed on her way home from the funeral of 16-year-old Naser […]

Unknown gunmen attack one of US occupation forces’bases in Syria (updated)

DER EZZOUR, (ST)_Unknown gunmen attacked the illegal base of US occupation forces in “al-Omar” oil field in the northeastern countryside of Der Ezzour, according to the Syrian Alikhbaria TV channel. Friday, 06 December 2019 11:14 | Published Date Source The attack was carried out at the moment of the arrival of military and logistic aid to the […]

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