Video: Part 1 – The Empire Files: Home Demolitions for Illegal Settlements Surging

31 October 2016 — Youtube

The demolition of Palestinian homes for Israeli settlements reached a ten-year high in 2016. While this activity led by the fanatical settler movement is illegal under international law, it is completely aided and abetted by the Israeli government.

With hundreds on notice to be evicted and their homes destroyed, Abby Martin goes on-the-ground throughout the West Bank investigating this dire human rights situation. She speaks to residents living under regular settler attacks from encroaching settlements and outposts illegal even under Israeli law, and sees first-hand how this crisis is worsening. http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/v/the-empire-files-608068/

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Video: Part 2 – The Empire Files: Inside the Hotbeds of Israeli Settler Terror

5 December 2016 – TRNN

Abby Martin goes on-the-ground to the epicenters of state-backed settler terrorism in Palestine’s West Bank, in Part II of her report on illegal Israeli settlements and home demolitions – teleSUR production Watch Part I here

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Rare or Routine? Video Captures ‘Cold-Blooded Execution’ By Israeli Soldier By Jon Queally

26 March 2016 — CommonDreams.org

 Rare or Routine? Video Captures ‘Cold-Blooded Execution’ By Israeli Soldier By Jon Queally

The release of video footage showing the extrajudicial killing of a wounded Palestinian man on Thursday has led to the arrest of the Israeli Defense Force soldier who pulled the trigger, but rights groups say the documented incident only confirms their warnings regarding how the Israeli military routinely behaves in the Occupied Palestinian Territories when cameras are not rolling.

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McGraw-Hill destroys textbook to placate pro-Israel bloggers By Rania Kalek

11 March 2016 — Electronic Intifada

McGraw-Hill destroys textbook to placate pro-Israel bloggers Rania Khalek

The publisher McGraw-Hill Education is destroying all copies of a political science textbook after receiving complaints from hardline supporters of Israel that it features a series of “anti-Israel” maps.

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PCHR: 10 Palestinian Civilians Killed and 187 Civilians Wounded, Including 27 Children, Physician and Turkish Journalist, by Israeli Forces in the oPt…

10 October 2015 — Palestinian Centre for Human Rights Press Release

Ref: 63/2015

Time: 09:00 GMT 

10 Palestinian Civilians Killed and 187 Civilians Wounded, Including 27 Children, Physician and Turkish Journalist, by Israeli Forces in the oPt;

Seven of the Victims Were Killed in the Gaza Strip in Few Hours  

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“The Bride of death?” By William Bowles

13 October 2003 — williambowles.info

Intro, 26 September 2015: I wrote this thirteen years ago and on rereading it now I think it deserves a fresh airing given as how things have just gone downhill since then with the total demonisation of the Muslim/Arab in the so-called civilised world. And, it must be me that’s changed because I’m even more appalled today by the repellent racism of Kevin Toolis’s muck in the Observer than when I first read it all those years ago.

“The Bride of death?” By William Bowles

This is a kind of followup to the piece I wrote the other day “Let the reader be aware” about the way the media repeats lots of small lies to make one Big Lie, predicated on the approach that swallowing a lot of small lies is a lot easier to do than swallowing one Big One.

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Israeli leaders delight in Europe’s cruelty toward refugees By Rania Khalek

20 September 2015 — Electronic Intifada

Israeli leaders delight in Europe’s cruelty toward refugees By Rania Khalek

As most of the world looks on in horror at Europe’s atrocious response to refugees escaping war and persecution in the Middle East and Africa, some Israeli officials are quietly reveling in the chaos.

Dore Gold, director general of the Israeli foreign ministry, expressed optimism that the refugee influx will shift Europe to the right, making it more sympathetic to Israel’s “security” justification for its ongoing colonization of Palestine. Continue reading this...

An Arrest Warrant for Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu When He Arrives in London on September 9 By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

8 September 2015 — Global Research

An Arrest Warrant for Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu When He Arrives in London on September 9

Plan B: A Citizens’ Arrest By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

Les « caprices » de Benjamin Netanyahu

Below is the Response of the Petitions Team of the British parliament concerning the petition, calling for Netanyahu’s arrest, signed by more than 107,000 British citizens and residents.

It was sent out at 9.40pm GMT on September 8, 2015. 

It has all the appearances of a “fast track decision” taken on the 8th of September, one day before the scheduled arrival of  Israel’s Prime Minister and War Criminal Benyamin Netanyahu.

Was pressure exerted on the petitions team to issue this abridged statement and endorsement of PM Cameron?  

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From Gaza To Southampton – We Are All Palestinians By Gilad Atzmon

1 April 2015 — Gilad Atzmon

For the second time in just a month, a British academic institution has been intimidated by an orchestrated Zionist lobby.

Yesterday we learned that Southampton University has decided to withdraw its permission to hold the academic conference on International Law and the State of Israel. The decision was taken on the grounds of “health and safety” with the university claiming it did not have enough resources to mitigate the “risks.”

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The Battle Of Britain By Gilad Atzmon

6 March 2015 — Gilad Atzmon

What is common to both Gaza and Manchester? 

This week, at least, Zionist aggression  is one answer.

The Royal Northern College of Music (RNMC) stated yesterday that it could no longer ensure “the safety of all involved” after extreme intimidation by a foreign Zionist lobby that demanded they cancel my Orient House Ensemble’s music performance.

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A taste of Israeli apartheid, courtesy of Waitrose

25 February 2015 — PSC

‘Taste of Israel’ is a glossy, colour 32-page booklet which is being offered to shoppers at the supermarket chain, Waitrose, this month.

The booklet passes off Palestinian/Arab dishes and ingredients such as za’atar, tahini and falafel as Israeli. And it contains tourist features on towns within Israel which, while mentioning their Ottoman past, ignore their Palestinian heritage and the ethnic cleansing of their Palestinian inhabitants during the creation of Israel.

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I Support Israel’s National Bill By Gilad Atzmon

25 November 2014 — Gilad Atzmon

Mazal Tov: a controversial bill that officially defines Israel as the “Nation-State of the Jewish People” was approved by the Israeli cabinet last Sunday.

Finally Israel has acknowledged its true Jewish nature. Instead of pretending to be a ‘Jewish Democracy” – a contradiction in terms, the Jewish State admits that it is a theocracy guided by Jewish racial supremacist ideology.

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Israeli drone conference features weapons used to kill Gaza’s children By Rania Khalek

18 September 2014 — The Electronic Intifada

Less than one month after killing more than 2,100 Palestinians in Gaza, including over 500 children, Israel is hosting its annual drone conference. 

Organized in partnership with the US embassy in Tel Aviv, “Israel Unmanned Systems 2014” offers Israeli military firms an opportunity to flaunt the performance of their products, many of which were tested on Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip this summer. Continue reading this...

Portraits from Gaza

15 September 2014 — The Electronic Intifada

Nasser al tatar gaza
Dr. Nasser al-Tatar, the director general of al-Shifa hospital, had been working twenty hours a day since the offensive started on 7 July when I photographed him on 14 July. The previous week, when he took an hour off to go home and break the Ramadan fast with his family, a neighbor came running with a warning that the doctor’s home could be bombed at any moment. “I prayed, ran out with my family to the street and watched my house be destroyed, then I came back to work,” he said, standing on the ruins of what used to be his home and private clinic. (Anne Paq / ActiveStills)

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