VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 30 July 2013: Israel advises Sri Lanka on slow-motion genocide

30 July 2013 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Kerry appoints former pro-Israel lobbyist to oversee peace talks
IMEMC – On Monday [July 29], US Secretary of State John Kerry named Martin Indyk as the administration’s special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Indyk, 62, who is Jewish, has worked for AIPAC, a pro-Israel lobby group, and he helped found the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP), a think tank that has been critisied for being a part of the pro-Israel lobby. … 

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ICH 30 July 2013: Egypt: Divide and Conquer?

30 July 2013 — Information Clearing House

West War Crimes in Syria Exposed

By Finian Cunningham

Western government and media silence over the latest massacres in Syria is not just a matter of indifference or sloppy journalism. It is indicative of their complicity in the covert genocidal war on Syria.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35702.htm

 

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BBC welfare reform show breached impartiality guidelines

30 July 2013 — BBC

The Trust’s editorial standards committee said that while there was no evidence that Humphrys advocated the coalition government’s reforms, viewers were likely to have formed the impression that there was a “healthy supply of jobs overall” in the UK economy because no information was given on the ratio of jobs to applicants.

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Australia’s election campaign is driven by a barbarism that dares not speak its name By John Pilger

29 July 2013 — John Pilger

The election campaign in Australia is being fought with the lives of men, women and children. Some drown, others are banished without hope to malarial camps. Children are incarcerated behind razor wire in conditions described as “a huge generator of mental illness”. Continue reading

A Socialist Programme for London? By Carl Rowlands

30 July 2013 — New Left Project

It is easily forgotten that the 1980s were nearly not the 1980s at all, politically speaking. At the decade’s outset, an aggressively organised, ideologically diverse Left insurgency was the ascendent force in a Labour Party hovering around 50% in opinion polls, as the British public recoiled from the initial, monetarist-brutalist phase of Thatcherism.

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Egypt: The officers’ war of terror; latest statements from the Egyptian left

27 July, 2013 — Jadaliyya

Since the toppling of President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt has become a battlefield of narratives. Each narrative has sought to appropriate and define the January 25 Revolution. The wielders of power, most notably the army, along with its allies, advanced a narrative claiming that the revolution succeeded—thanks to the intervention of the officers. Continue reading

Profiting from War: A Look Into the World of Israeli Arms Dealing By Eilat Maoz

27 July 2013 — Haokets

War in Israel has become a constant source of profit, with the West Bank and Gaza Strip used as experimental sites for arms dealers backed up by intellectuals. These are the protagonists of ‘The Lab,’ a new film by Yotam Feldman. In its exceptional interviews, the film reveals that the image of the arms dealer operating in the shadows is a thing of the past.

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 29 July 2013: Images of Bedouin displacement foreshadow a ‘Nakba in the Negev’

29 July 2013 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

PCHR Calls Upon Abbass To Intervene To Save Lives Of 36 Patients Suffering From “Leukemia”
IMEMC – The Detainees Have Been With No Treatment For 8 Months The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is gravely concerned over the lives of 36 patients, who suffer from Leukemia in the Gaza Strip, due to not receiving the necessary treatment they need for 8 months. …

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ICH 29 July 2013: In Defense of Hezbollah, a “Terrorist” Organization

29 July 2013 — Information Clearing House

The Boycott of Israel Eight Years In

By Lawrence Davidson

In the private and public sectors of Western society, greater numbers of people no longer follow the line of historical interpretation set down by the Zionists.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35685.htm

 

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Movie Review: “We Steal Secrets”: A Masterclass in Propaganda. The Assassination of Julian Assange By Jonathan Cook

30 July 2013 — Jonathan Cook

I have just watched We Steal Secrets, Alex Gibney’s documentary about Wikileaks and Julian Assange. One useful thing I learnt is the difference between a hatchet job and character assassination. Gibney is too clever for a hatchet job, and his propaganda is all the more effective for it.

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The Anti-Empire Report #119 By William Blum: Nationalism and Hypocrisy

29 July 2013 — Anti-Empire Report

That most charming of couples: Nationalism and hypocrisy

It’s not easy being a flag-waving American nationalist. In addition to having to deal with the usual disillusion, anger, and scorn from around the world incited by Washington’s endless bombings and endless wars, the nationalist is assaulted by whistle blowers like Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, who have disclosed a steady stream of human-rights and civil-liberties scandals, atrocities, embarrassing lies, and embarrassing truths. Believers in “American exceptionalism” and “noble intentions” have been hard pressed to keep the rhetorical flag waving by the dawn’s early light and the twilight’s last gleaming.

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 28 July 2013: Workers on Israel’s illegal railway robbed of half their pay

28 July 2013 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Protest tent evicted by Israeli troops south of Bethlehem
IMEMC – A group of around thirty protesters, including Palestinian, Israeli and international supporters of a Palestinian family whose home was recently demolished, were evicted Saturday from a protest tent they had set up on the family’s land in the village of Umm Salamuna, near Bethlehem. …

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Obama “Wins” the Korean War. Celebrating the Destructive Nature of US led Wars By Jack A. Smith

29 July 2013 — Global Research

There are times when the Obama Administration’s deep attachment to U.S. militarism and excessive praise of the armed forces causes the White House to seem either out of touch with reality or intentionally dishonest in its praise of America’s past wars.

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Reading Marx in Cairo By Kaveh L Afrasiabi

29 July 2013 — Asia Times

“Every giant presupposes a dwarf … Caesar the hero leaves behind him the play-acting Octavianus.” – Karl Marx

When Egypt’s new strongman, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, called on his supporters to show their solidarity with the army on Friday (July 26), the 57th anniversary of nationalization of the Suez Canal by the charismatic Gamal Abdel Nasser, this author’s instinct reaction was to re-read Karl Marx’s 18th Brumaire of Louis Napoleon for the sake of historical analogy. [1] 

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