Posts Tagged ‘israelpalestine’

Iran critical of Canada over refusal to hand over ex-MBI chief

Tehran, June 8, IRNA – Justice Minister Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi said on Wednesday that Canada refuses to hand over former chief of Melli Bank of Iran Mahmoud Reza Khavari despite Canada signed up international anti-corruption treaty. Mahmoud Reza Khavari is former chief of Melli Bank of Iran, a suspect in a 2011 embezzlement scandal. He escaped […]

Oregon Senator Warns – The U.S. Government is Dramatically Expanding its Hacking and Surveillance Authority

The Patriot Act continues to wreak its havoc on civil liberties. Section 213 was included in the Patriot Act over the protests of privacy advocates and granted law enforcement the power to conduct a search while delaying notice to the suspect of the search. Known as a “sneak and peek” warrant, law enforcement was adamant Section 213 […]

DC meeting between Israel and Saudi Arabia marks end of Arab Peace Initiative and two-state solution

For decades, Saudi Arabia has been an advocate of Palestinian statehood rights and a critic of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. Saudi Arabia’s commitment to Palestine has defined the geopolitical contours of the Middle East for decades. But now that the Iran nuclear deal has been struck and as the war […]

Beinart’s Jewish double-bind: Support oppression or you’re out of the family

Even when he’s serving up a soul-crushing ultimatum, you have to give Peter Beinart some credit. By comparing Israel to “your violent, drug-addicted brother,” but saying that if you call the cops– i.e., support Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)– to “make them change their destructive and self-destructive behavior” you are putting your “personal morality” ahead of family […]

This is the week to hear Sourani and Jabarin speak on law under occupation

Last night I caught Raji Sourani, the human rights leader in Gaza, speaking at the CUNY Law School in Queens. More of what he said at the end of this post. But this week and next if you’re on the east coast you have a terrific opportunity to see this giant of international law alongside […]

Over 300 psychotherapists oppose holding annual research conference in Jerusalem

The usually quiescent world of psychotherapy has been struck by a blast of anti-occupation activism, in the form of a petition signed by over 300 psychotherapists opposing the choice of The Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) to hold its annual meeting in Jerusalem this June. The idea for the petition got started on the joint […]

Weapons manufacturers support Hillary Clinton more than any other presidential candidate

Not much money there. $155,340? But instructive, nonetheless. Perhaps it suggests that the “oligarchy” is so many-tentacled that each tentacle needs give only a pittance (such as $155,340) in order to buy devoted subservience. Perhaps it merely means that members of The Establishment need merely pat other members of The Establishment on the back with […]

Israeli interrogators threatened to rape al-Qiq and his family– so he launched hunger strike, lawyer says

Israeli investigators threatened to rape Palestinian hunger striker Mohammed al-Qiq, his wife and children, according to his lawyer, Ashraf Abu Sneineh. “In the beginning of the investigation of Mohammed they told him that they will keep him under administrative detention for seven years if he did not confess,” Abu Sneineh told Mondoweiss by telephone Wednesday […]

Saudi court overturns death sentence for Ashraf Fayadh; new sentence is 8 years and 800 lashes

I stand naked every day without any judgment, without anyone needing to blow any last trump, because I have been sent on in advance. I am Hell’s experiment on the planet Earth. The Hell that has been prepared for refugees.             Ashraf Fayadh ~ ‘The Last of the Line of Refugee Descendants’ Yesterday, […]

US top Generals say women should be required to register for draft

     On Tuesday, US top military leaders said that women should be required to register for the draft following the opening of all combat operations to women by the Department of Defense. The US military opened combat jobs to women after a review of longstanding Pentagon policy, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced early in […]

Biggest loser in Iowa was foreign policy

For people who love politics, last night was one of the most exciting nights of our lives. Two great races brought two great surprises; and in his vector-y speech at midnight (not quite a victory) Bernie Sanders could justly claim to have rocked “the economic establishment, the political establishment and by the way, to the […]

Biggest loser in Iowa was foreign policy

For people who love politics, last night was one of the most exciting nights of our lives. Two great races brought two great surprises; and in his vector-y speech at midnight (not quite a victory) Bernie Sanders could justly claim to have rocked “the economic establishment, the political establishment and by the way, to the […]

‘NPR’ does story on Adelson’s newspaper purchase without mentioning Israel

Does anyone think that Sheldon Adelson’s core concern is casino gambling? But even were that so, does anyone really think that Israel is not close to his heart? He has said that he wished he served in the Israeli army not the U.S. one. He vigorously opposed the Iran Deal and called on President Obama […]

High School Students Walk Out In Response To Racist Threats

Print Friendly Above Photo: Berkeley High School students rally on November 5. Twitter/@Jacket__Pride. More than a thousand high school students in Berkeley, California walked out of class on November 5 in a protest against racist threats left on a school library’s computer in support of the Ku Klux Klan and threatening a “public lynching” next […]

Video: Even the water flows with tear gas in Gaza

On Friday, October 16th, Israeli soldiers again opened fire across the Gaza border with live ammunition and copious amounts of tear gas on Palestinian youth demonstrators. Amid the chaos, some thirsty protesters at the Nahal Oz demonstration east of Gaza City came across a leaking (what appeared to be faulty) freshwater pipe that is owned […]

How NPR talks about Israel/Palestine

If you want to understand what’s happening in Israel/Palestine now, here is how it goes, according to NPR. The Israelis (we must start with their viewpoint) are “facing murderous attacks, random knife attacks and more.” Not just in Jerusalem, but “well beyond.” Intrepid journalists want to know who started it this time (always the most […]

Major No to GMO by Majority of EU States

F. William Engdahl (NEO) : Monsanto and the GMO agribusiness cartel have suffered a major new defeat as two-thirds of the 28 EU member states have opted for a full ban on GMO crops according to the terms of new Brussels rules allowing national decision on the toxic agro-technology. The bans across the EU greatly expand […]

Yemeni Missile Attack Kills 66 Saudi Officers, Destroys 17 Fighter Jets, 9 Apache Helicopters – Veterans Today

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State Department forced to retract statement suggesting Israel incites violence

QUESTION: The other – let me go to some of the other things that he mentioned. There’s been quite a bit of, I don’t know, uproar maybe is the right word about his comments about settlements contributing to – massive increase in settlements over the course of the last years being responsible for the current […]

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