VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 21 August 2013: It was all part of the plan

21 August 2013 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Soldiers Invade Village Near Nablus, Kidnap Five Palestinians
IMEMC – Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday evening, the village of Beita south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and kidnapped five Palestinians; clashes and injuries have been reported. …

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Egypt in the Calculations of Regional and Global Political Powers By Nikolai MALISHEVSKI

20 August 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The vivid pictures filling the world media of what has been happening recently in Egypt are very reminiscent of the most critical moments of the «revolution» of 2011. At that time the local and world television channels were also filled with reports in a style very similar to today’s events: a furious, seething mob, bewildered policemen, Western correspondents broadcasting with tense, focused expressions on their faces…

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 17 August 2013

17 August 2013 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Soldiers Invade Village Near Nablus, Kidnap Five Palestinians
IMEMC – Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday evening, the village of Beita south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and kidnapped five Palestinians; clashes and injuries have been reported. …

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 16 August 2013: Israel’s rabbinate reflects country’s racist streak

16 August 2013 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Stormy Round Of Talks Held Amidst Escalating Israeli Violations
IMEMC – Palestinian officials involved in the direct talks with Tel Aviv have reported that the latest round of direct Palestinian-Israeli talks, held late on Wednesday at night, was very stormy due to Israel’s decision to build hundreds of units in illegal West Bank settlements. …

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 15 August 2013: The negotiations trap

15 August 2013 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Army Admits Alleged “Gaza Mall” Is In Malaysia
IMEMC – After being exposed by the Electronic Intifada, the Israeli army issued an apology for an image it published of a lavish mall, allegedly in the besieged Gaza Strip, admitting that the Mall is actually in Malaysia, and claiming that what happened was “an honest mistake”. …

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U.S. Maintains Aid for Contractors in Egypt, Despite Massacre By Pratap Chatterjee

14 August 2013 — Corpwatch Blog

Combined Systems tear gas canisters retrieved by protestors from Tahrir Square. Photo: omarroberthamilton. Used under Creative Commons license

Egyptian security forces launched a massive crackdown on pro-democracy protestors killing around 300 people this morning. Despite near universal condemnation for the violence, the U.S. government has refused cut off the multi-billion dollar aid program that pays companies to provide support to the Egyptian government.

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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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VTJP Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel News & Articles 16 July 2013

16 July 2013 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Settler Stabbed In Jerusalem
IMEMC – Israeli TV Channel 7 has reported on Tuesday at night [July 16, 2013] that an Israeli settler, 33, was moderately injured after being stabbed in Bab Al- Amoud area, in occupied East Jerusalem. …

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Neither Coup nor Revolution? Egypt’s US-Backed Deep State Reasserts Control By Finian CUNNINGHAM

9 July 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The numbers and claims are conflicting, but it seems that the Egyptian army has indeed committed a cold-blooded massacre – killing between 30 and 54 people and wounding hundreds more, including children, in the capital, Cairo, according to various media sources. The bloodshed pushes the North African country to the brink of civil war, already roiled by weeks of violence, with dozens dead in street clashes between opposing political factions, that culminated last week in the country’s army deposing the elected Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi… 

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Washington Islamist strategy in crisis as Morsi toppled by F. William Engdahl

5 July 2013 — Voltaire Network

The swift action by Egypt’s military to arrest Mohamed Morsi and key leaders of his Muslim Brotherhood organization on July 3 marks a major setback for Washington’s “Arab Spring strategy of using political Islam to spread chaos from China through Russia across the energy-rich Middle East. Continue reading