‘US too embarrassed to advocate war crimes to Ukraine, subcontracts job to RAND’

7 July 2014 — RT

RAND Corp. is hired by Washington insiders to play games for them, indicating that despite all the money spent on national security and intelligence the US government is not up to the task, Chronicles magazine’s Srdja Trifkovich told RT. Continue reading this...

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‘Colonialism, apartheid and ethnic cleansing’: UN rapporteur on Palestine blasts Israel

22 March 2014 — RT

The UN Special Rapporteur on occupied Palestine accused Israeli authorities of conducting colonialist policies that constitute forms of apartheid and ethnic cleansing in the occupied territories in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

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Ariel Sharon, Another War Crime Surfaces: Expulsion and Massacre of the Bedouins By Jonathan Cook

14 February 2014 — Haaretz

Forty-two years late, another Israeli war crime emerges from the shadows. In this case, dozens, and more probably hundreds, of Israeli soldiers kept a decades-long vow of secrecy. One of them is Shlomo Gazit, today a respected (in Israel, at least) academic at Tel Aviv University.

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Email your leader, tell him to protest the cruel removal of Palestinians from their lands in Hebron Hills By David Shulman

22 January 2014 — Mondoweiss

David Shulman is a leading writer in Israel and the U.S. who posted this report from a wrenching day of activism in the Hebron Hills at the Ta’ayush website. There it was titled, “Umm al-Ara’is, Khushiyya and Twaneh.” We publish it in full because of Shulman’s desire that western readers alert politicians to the atrocities he describes. –Ed. Continue reading this...

Bedouin Expulsion Law is Well and Drinking Tea By Roi Tov

21 December 2013 — Dissident Voice 

Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee. — Genesis 3:18

Hot tea hit the eyes of Palestinian Member of the Knesset Ahmad Tibi on December 19, 2013. The violent act was perpetrated by Tziyon Vaknin, a Jewish man who opposed the protest against the Bedouins1 Expulsion Prawer Law that was taking place in Beer Sheva.

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Palestine: Lessons in desert blooming By Jimmy Johnson

20 December 2013 — Mondoweiss

“This life as a simple citizen and laborer has its benefits not only for the person himself but perhaps also for his country. After all, there is room for only one Prime Minister, but for those who make the desert bloom there is room for hundreds, thousands and even millions” – David Ben Gurion, 1954

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Israeli government kills plan to uproot Bedouin By Alex Kane

12 December 2013 — Mondoweiss

The “Day of Rage” protests held last month by Bedouin Arabs and their allies to protest the Prawer Plan were met with defiant rhetoric from Israeli officials.  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to move forward with the Israeli government’s initiative to demolish Bedouin villages, uproot their inhabitants and build Jewish towns on top of them. Continue reading this...

Infographic-Shrinking Palestine: 20 Years of talks Keep Palestinians occupied — with settlers and checkpoints

5 December 2013 — Mondoweiss - 

Twenty years ago, the PLO Central Council approved the Oslo Accord with the Israeli government. Israeli-Palestinian talks were slated to conclude within 5 years, yet two decades on Israel’s occupation continues, and the situation on the ground has only moved backwards for Palestinians.

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Palestine: International ‘Day of Rage’ against the Prawer Plan planned for 30 November By Adam Horowitz

29 November 2013 — Mondoweiss

Tomorrow (30 Nov), activists in Israel/Palestine, and around the world, will carry out a “day of rage” to protest the Prawer Plan, an Israeli government plan to destroy 35 Arab villages in the Negev desert that will lead to the forced displacement of up to 70,000 Bedouin citizens of the state of Israel in order to clear the land for Israeli Jews. Continue reading this...

Palestine: The Development of Fortified, Ethnically-exclusive Jewish Enclaves in The West Bank By Suzanne Harris-Brandts

4 August 2013 – arenaofspeculation.org

Amidst a series of dramatic events in recent weeks, the Palestinian strife of living under Israeli occupation for close to half a century has once again entered global media attention. Contributing to the headlines were two new Israeli announcements of Jewish-only settlement construction in the peripheries of East Jerusalem.

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