Miko Peled: Israel Blames its Victims for the Violence it Causes

Thursday, 18 August 2022 — MintPress News

Jerusalem, Palestine – The situation in Palestine can be summed up as follows: Rampant Settler violence and intimidation, state-sponsored racism and violence, modern, comfortable housing and living conditions for Jews only while Palestinians are denied basic services, killing of Palestinians across the board – activists, journalists, fighters, children and citizens of Israel. Palestinian organizations, even ones that are recognized internationally, have no protection and are subject to closure, arrests and confiscation of their property.

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US-Iran deal dangling in the air

Tuesday, 16 August 2022 — Indian Punchline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

Author Salman Rushdie, an ‘X’ factor in JCPOA (File photo)

In an interview on The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro Show, the former prime minister of Israel — and the likely next PM — Benjamin Netanyahu claimed on Sunday that he had an ingenuous Plan B for forcing regime change in Iran. Netanyahu said, “With low-flying satellites” and other miniature devices, “you might break their (regime’s) hold—their monopoly on information. That begins to challenge them.”

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Without Palestine, There is No Arab Unity: Why Normalization with Israel Will Fail

Wednesday, 10 August 2022 — MintPress News

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It seemed all but a done deal: Israel is finally managing to bend the Arabs to its will, and Palestine is becoming a marginal issue that no longer defines Israel’s relations with Arab countries. Indeed, normalization with Israel is afoot, and the Arabs, so it seems, have been finally tamed.

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‘Israel’ Bombed Nablus and Failed its Largest Operation in the City Since 2002

Thursday, 28 July 2022 — Internationalist 360°

Robert Inlakesh

Drones, helicopters, militarized vehicles, anti-tank missiles and armor piercing rounds were all deployed by Israeli forces, yet they were unable to arrest or harm their target suspect.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, Palestinian resistance factions based in the West Bank city of Nablus fought Israeli occupation forces for over three hours, during which missiles were used to attack Palestinians. Despite how heavy handed the occupation forces came in, they failed to achieve their objectives due to the unity of the northern West Bank resistance.

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The Shameful UN ‘List of Shame’: Equating between the Israeli Perpetrator and the Palestinian Victim

Thursday, 21 July 2022 — MintPress News

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“We regret we failed to protect you”. This was part of a statement issued by United Nations human rights experts on July 14, urging the Israeli government to release Palestinian prisoner Ahmad Manasra. Only 14 years old at the time of his arrest and torture by Israeli forces, Manasra is now 20 years old. His case is a representation of Israel’s overall inhumane treatment of Palestinian children.

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Saudi FM: No Normalization, No Arab NATO, No Cooperation with ‘Israel’

Saturday, 16 July 2022 —  Internationalist 360°

Al Mayadeen

In a statement on Saturday evening, Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan denied much of what US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid remarked during their bilateral meeting, which was thought to be mainly about the normalization of relations with “Israel” and increasing oil production.

The Jeddah Summit for Security and Development kicked off this afternoon in Saudi Arabia, in the presence of Biden and leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council, as well as Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq.
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US Officially Makes Israel the New Middle Eastern Hegemon

Tuesday, 28 June 2022 —  Internationalist 360°

Salman Rafi Sheikh

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Two years ago, when the Abraham Accords were signed and Donald Trump hailed them as a truly historic moment, there were very few who believed anything substantial could come out of them. Even a US intelligence report of the Department of Homeland Security warned that these pacts could lead to an increase in terrorism. But this has been far from the case. As it stands today, the Biden administration has revamped enthusiasm for a sort of Abraham Accords 2.0., which would extend the Arab-Israel normalisation to Saudi Arabia, the most powerful state in the Arab world.

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U.S. Exposed as “Secret Partner” in Israeli Airstrikes Against Syria that Violate International Law

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Jeremy Kuzmarov

Israel secretly coordinates Syria airstrikes with US – WSJIsrael’s F-15 fighter jets in the air over Mount Hermon in Israel near the Syrian border. [Source: rt.com]

Dirty war in Syria continues as media attention focuses elsewhere

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Israel secretly coordinates with the U.S, on many of the airstrikes it carries out in eastern Syria near the al-Tanf military base, a U.S. outpost near the Syria-Jordan border.

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Cognitive Warfare: Israel Targets Journalists Who Threaten Its Reality-Creation Tactics

Monday, 23 June 2022 — MintPress News

They were shooting directly at the journalists: New evidence suggests Shireen Abu Akleh was killed in targeted attack by Israeli forces”. Thus read a CNN headline on May 26, 2022, for an article describing what may have been a “targeted killing,” – that is, assassination – of Al Jazeera journalist Shirleen Abu Akleh, a 51-year-old highly esteemed Palestinian-American journalist who had covered Israeli repression of the Palestinian population for about 25 years before she was killed.

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Nuclear terrorist, Genocidally Racist and International Law-violating Apartheid Israel among World Leaders for Killing Kids

Thursday, 16 June 2022 — Dissident Voice

Apartheid Israel in its illegal, war criminal and 55-year occupation of the Occupied Palestinian Territory is among world leaders in “children killed per year per million of total territory population” with a value of  25.8 as compared to 75.7 (Honduras), 53.6 (Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo), 7.6 (the World), and 2.6 (Kashmir, India).

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The Assassination of Shireen Abu Akleh: Who Gave the Order?

Monday, 23 May 2022 — MintPress News

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JENIN, OCCUPIED PALESTINE – Israel’s announcement that it will not pursue an investigation into the killing of famed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was not surprising. The specific reasons it gave to justify the decision make little difference. However, one thing is certain: It is highly unlikely that the killing of a journalist like Shireen Abu Akleh was the decision of a lone soldier or a commander on the ground.

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Will Shireen Abu Akleh’s Murder Mark a Turning Point in the Liberation of Palestine?

Saturday, 14 May 2022 — MintPress News

Shireen Abu AklehThis particular targeted killing of a journalist – not the first and sadly, probably not the last – touched us all. And the response of the Zionist establishment in occupied Jerusalem, as well as in Washington, is cold and full of excuses.

Israel’s PR Problem, And Other Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Saturday, 14 May 2022 — Caitlin Johnson

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Israel’s mounting PR crisis boils down to the fact that its violence and oppression isn’t happening in some far off land as in the case with US wars, it’s happening right at home surrounded by video cameras and enforced by police and soldiers who are not adept PR spinmeisters.

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US recruits Israel against Russia

Tuesday, 26 April 2022 — Indian Punchline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

Israel’s Iron Dome missile shield (File photo)

For more than one reason, the US President Joe Biden’s call with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday is hugely consequential. This has been Biden’s second phone conversation with Bennett in four weeks. On March 30 Biden called to express his “deepest condolences” following the terrorist attacks that killed 11 people in three Israeli cities.

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Israel’s fortress state is the model for the UK’s new asylum policy

In copying an Israeli scheme to ship refugees to Rwanda, Boris Johnson’s government has turned to the world leader in keeping out ‘undesirables’

Middle East Eye – 20 April 2022

There is nothing innovative or humanitarian about Britain’s new policy of shipping asylum seekers, “on a one-way ticket“, thousands of miles to central Africa. Nor is there anything surprising about the choice of destination: Rwanda. Boris Johnson’s government has simply copied wholesale a programme established by Israel eight years ago.

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Salah Hammouri sues NSO Group

8 April 2022 — The Electronic Intifada

Tamara Nassar

A tablet displays the NSO Group logoOmar Marques SOPA Images / ZUMA Press Wire

Israeli spyware firm NSO Group faces a number of lawsuits from tech giants and others targeted with its malware.

Salah Hammouri, an acclaimed Palestinian-French human rights defender, and two human rights groups have filed a criminal complaint against the notorious Israeli spyware company NSO Group.

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US resets the containment of Iran

Israel’’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (R) welcomes UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan at  the Negev Summit, March 27, 2022.

The summit of Arab diplomats on March 27-28 hosted by Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid in the southern Negev Desert is doubtless a landmark event. The UAE’s Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Bahrain’s Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, Morocco’s Nasser Bourita, and Egypt’s Sameh Shoukry are the Arab participants, while the visiting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken becomes the sole “extra-regional” participant.

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