Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) (10-16 January 2019)

17 January 2019 — PCHR 

  • Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against the peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip
  • A woman and a child were killed during the 42nd week of the Return and Breaking the Siege March. 
  • 143 civilians, including 34 children, 3 women, 3 journalists, and 3 paramedics, were wounded; the injury of 3 of them were reported serious.

Continue reading

Trump’s Syrian Gambit Again Exposes Australian Foreign Policy Bankruptcy By James O’Neill

30 December 2018 — New Eastern Outlook

The decision by US President Donald Trump to withdraw US troops from Syria clearly caught Australian political, military and intelligence leaders by surprise. Despite claims of former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull that Australia and the US were “joined at the hip” the link is clearly metaphorical and does not extend to actual consultation.

Continue reading

Israel: Ethnic Cleansing, Land Theft, Apartheid and Racism against Palestinians By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers

18 December 2018 — Popular Resistance

In recent weeks, racism against Palestinian people and the expansion of apartheid-Jim Crow policies have escalated. The Israeli lobby and its supporters attacked freedom of speech in the United States, showing how far they will go to prevent the US public from being aware of their behavior.

Continue reading

Yemen’s Condemnation of Washington, London & Paris

23 November 2018 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Editorial

There was something grotesque and repugnant about US President Donald Trump conducting the ritual pardoning of a plump turkey for the annual American Thanksgiving holiday this weekend. In the same week, a British charity reported 85,000 children under the age of five have died from malnutrition in the war in Yemen.

Continue reading

At least 85,000 child deaths in Yemen highlight Saudi-US-UK war crimes By Mike Head

23 November 2018 — WSWS

A new estimate by the aid agency Save the Children that 85,000 children have died of hunger since in Yemen since Saudi Arabia’s US-backed bombings of the country began in 2015 underscores the criminal character of Washington’s sponsorship of this horrific slaughter.

Continue reading

From 1945 until today – 20 to 30 million people killed by the USA By Manlio Dinucci

20 November 2018 — Voltaire Net

It’s a fact, not an analysis, not even an opinion – the « free and open international order» promoted since 1945 by the United States has cost the lives of 20 to 30 million people throughout the world. No President, whoever he may be, has managed to slow the rhythm of this killing machine.

Continue reading

Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Meet with New UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and UN Commission of Inquiry on Return Protests in Geneva

14 November 2018 — PCHR

On Monday, 12 November 2018, lawyer Raji Sourani, Director of the Palestinian center for Human Rights (PCHR) and ‘Issam Younis, Director of al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, met with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.  That was the first meeting to be held between the Palestinian human rights organizations and the new High Commissioner, Ms. Michelle Bachelet, who assumed her functions on 01 September 2018.

Continue reading

Gaza “laboratory” boosts profits of Israel’s war industry By Gabriel Schivone

5 October 018 — Electronic Intifada

Gaza functions as a live testing area for Israeli weapons manufacturers – Mohammed Zaanoun ActiveStills

After exploring the vast surveillance regime along the US-Mexico border and finding Israeli systems installed at every turn, the author Todd Miller and I were drawn to investigate Israel as the largest homeland security industry in the world. Israel’s arms industry is twice the size of its US counterpart in exports per capita and employs a percentage of the national workforce double that of the US or France, two of the top global arms exporters.

Continue reading