5 ways Israel attempts to control love in occupied Palestine…

Wednesday, 24 May 2023 — Mintpress News

The Israeli government briefly tried to demand that all foreign passport holders inform it of any romantic relationships they may have in the occupied West Bank.

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Israeli military Unit 8200 surveils Palestinian electronic communications and uses private information about their love lives to blackmail them.

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Israel marriage ban too racist even for apartheid South Africa

Friday, 10 March 2023 — The Electronic Intifada

Ali Abunimah

Man speaking at microphone in front of crowd at the Arkansas State Capitol protesting school integration with signs reading Race mixing is Communism and Stop the race mixingIsrael’s restrictions on marriage are reminiscent of laws against race mixing that existed in the United States and apartheid South Africa John T. Bledsoe Library of Congress

Israel is a country where people “can be assured they will not be persecuted or discriminated against because of what they believe or whom they love,” former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg boldly asserts.

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‘Truth, No Matter What’: Why Watering Down Palestinian Reality is a Crime

Thursday, 9 March 2023 — MintPress News

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On February 20, the United Nations Security Council approved a statement, described in the media as a ‘watered-down’ version of an earlier draft resolution which would have demanded that Israel “immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory.”

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Why the Huwwara pogrom was inevitable

Monday, 27 February 2023 — The Electronic Intifada

Maureen Clare Murphy

Part of the aftermath of a “state-sanctioned” settler rampage in the West Bank village of Huwwara, 27 February, Ilia Yefimovich DPA

In early January, as Israel was forming its most openly extreme right-wing government yet, Nadav Tamir, a former Israeli diplomat and current lobby group director, gave a prescient warning.

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WATCH: UN Security Council on Nord Stream Attack

Tuesday, 21 February 2023 — Consortium News

Ray McGovern addresses the U.N. Security Council at 3 pm EST debate on the sabotage of Nord Stream pipelines in light of Sy Hersh’s reporting.

The Security Council meeting called by Russia after Seymour Hersh’s report pointed to the U.S. and Norway as the culprits, can be seen live at 3 pm on the following link:


The U.N. livestream on YouTube can followed below. The schedule on the YouTube page does not include the 3 pm meeting on the Nord Stream sabotage. Check this stream at 3 pm to see if the U.N. is streaming it. Otherwise use the above link.

Kim Johnson row: Starmer is oiling Israel’s slide into fascism

Thursday, 2 February 2023 — Jonathan Cook

In slapping down an MP for decrying Israel’s new government, the Labour leader has left supporters of Palestinian rights politically homeless

Middle East Eye – 2 February 2023

What’s become all too clear over the past three years is that Labour leader Keir Starmer tolerates no criticism of Israel whatsoever – even when such criticism accords with international law, the verdict of the human rights community or just plain common sense.

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Writing About a Joy That Invades Jenin: The Fifth Newsletter (2023)

Thursday, 2 February 2023 — The Tricontinental

Abdel Rahmen Al Muzayen Palestine Jenin 2002Abdel Rahmen al-Mozayen (Palestine), Jenin, 2002.

Dear friends,

Greetings from the desk of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.

Israel calls its latest military campaign Operation Break the Wave, a lyrical description of a brutal reality. This year, 2023, will be the seventy-fifth year after the Nakba, the catastrophe of 1948 when Israeli troops illegally removed Palestinians from their homes and tried to erase Palestine from the map. Since then, Palestinians have resisted against all odds, despite Israel’s formidable backing by the most powerful countries in the world, led by the United States.

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Israeli Settler Violence

Tuesday, 17 January 2023 — MintPress News


Since the beginning of 2023, Israeli settlers have already attacked Palestinians and attempted landgrabs 1,290 times according to the Insan Center for Democracy and Rights.

2022 was the most dangerous year for Palestinians in the West Bank in almost two decades and the Zionist settlers are accelerating their provocative violence in 2023.

Is Ben-Gvir preparing a holy war against the Palestinians?

Thursday, 5 January 2023 — Jonathan Cook

By visiting Al-Aqsa, the Jewish Power leader showed he has the whip hand – and there are surely more provocations up his sleeve

Middle East Eye – 5 January 2023

Israel’s new national security minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, lost no time in demonstrating who is boss. On Tuesday, days after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government was sworn in, the ultra-nationalist politician marched straight in to the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex in the occupied Old City of Jerusalem – probably the most incendiary site in the Middle East.

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The Price of Betraying Palestine: Morocco Challenges Normalization with Israel

Monday, 2 January 2022 — MintPress News

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Two years ago, Morocco and Israel signed the US-brokered “Joint Declaration”, thus officially recognizing Israel and instating diplomatic ties. Though other Arab countries had already done the same, the Moroccan official recognition of Apartheid Israel was particularly devastating for Palestinians.

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How Netanyahu handed Ben-Gvir the gun to start an annexation war

Wednesday, 28 December 2022 — Jonathan Cook

Jewish Power now has dozens of ways to inflame Palestinians into all-out confrontation. A third intifada has never felt closer

Middle East Eye – 23 December 2022

Faced with criticism on whether the United States should trumpet its “unbreakable bond” with an incoming Israeli government headed by fascist parties, lawbreakers and homophobes, the Biden administration has squirmed.

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Kicking aside French protests, Israel expels Salah Hammouri

Sunday, 18 December 2022 — The Electronic Intifada

Ali Abunimah

Salah Hammouri and Elsa Lefort in Lifta, a Palestinian village near Jerusalem that was depopulated by Zionist forces in 1948. (Photograph courtesy of Salah Hammouri)

Israel on Sunday kicked aside protests from France and expelled Salah Hammouri from his homeland.

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Deliberate Ambiguity: Israel’s Nukes Are the Greatest Threat to the Middle East

Friday, 2 December 2022 — MintPress News

As western countries are floating the theory that Russia could escalate its conflict with Ukraine to a nuclear war, many western governments continue to turn a blind eye to Israel’s own nuclear weapons capabilities. Luckily, many countries around the world do not subscribe to this endemic western hypocrisy.

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Palestine Action puts Israel’s war industry “on trial”

Thursday, 1 December 2022 — The Electronic Intifada

Kit Klarenberg

The protesters who were acquitted of conspiracy to cause criminal damage by a London court. (Palestine Action)

The Israeli weapons firm Elbit Systems is effectively being put on trial by the group Palestine Action.

By intentionally damaging property that Elbit owns or rents in Britain and getting arrested as a result, Palestine Action’s campaigners have been able to present courts with evidence against the arms maker.

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