Monthly Archives: August 2014

Facism Grows in Israel

Hurriyet Daily News: A bitter fact: Fascism in Israel 2014-07-25 Keywords: 'Gideon Levy is a prominent Israeli journalist and a leading voice within the Israeli liberal left.

Press TV: Fascism in America 2014-08-21 Sinclair Lewis once opined that if fascism ever comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.

Alternative Information Center (AIC): Gaza will rise from its ashes: Will Israel recover sanity? 2014-08-20 Michel Warschawski: The Israeli national consensus behind the massacre in Gaza is the result of a fifteen year old process of deterioration of Israeli society, both politically and ethically, a process that cannot be defined other than one of evolving fascism, from top to bottom.

Huffington Post Canada: Is Part of Toronto's Jewish Community Promoting Racist Militarism? 2014-08-12 While one might want to believe that the warmongering promoted by dominant Jewish organizations is not widely shared by the community they claim to represent, I've seen too many sizable pro-war rallies and witnessed too many outbursts of anti-Arab ra…

Dissident Voice: Canadian Jewish Politics: From Anti-fascism to Zionism 2014-08-07 But perhaps the reason Jews defended other minorities against "fascist thugs" is because it was in their interests to do so. Perhaps that's why many of them support "racist militarism" today — so long as it's Jewish racist militarism. A consistent sense of Jewish ethnic identity would lead to strong opposition to white supremacists, and strong support for Jewish supremacists. The most economical explanatio… Fidel Castro slams Israel's "disgusting form of fascism" 2014-08-05 Fidel Castro slams Israel's disgusting form of fascism Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has compared Israel's terror campaign against Palestinians in Gaza to a disgusting form of fascism that its ally, the United States, is unable to control. Turkey's Erdogan accuses Israel of «Hitler-like fascism» 2014-08-01 Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan stepped up his verbal attacks on Israel on Thursday, comparing the Jewish State to the Third Reich. …

OpEdNews: America's Nazi Allies in Israel and Ukraine 2014-07-26 The U.S. is now the chief sponsor of two nazi, ethnically cleansing, nations. In one of them (Ukraine), the U.S. President, Barack Obama, himself placed nazis into control there; the nazi control was imposed by him, via his agents. In the other (Israel), nazis have controlled for decades, and Obama merely extends their control by continuing American support. | The difference between nazism and mere fascism is that, as exemplified…

Israeli Genocide In Palestine Continues

The People's Voice: Israel Murders Journalists 2014-08-24 Israel threatens press freedom. Repressive Knesset legislation targets speech, assembly, association, and the right to dissent. So does Kafkaesque justice. | Military censorship bans, buries or sanitizes information about its crimes of war and against humanity it wants suppressed. | It willfully suppresses what everyone needs to know. It does so on the spurious pretext of national security.

Daily Sabah: Jewish survivors of Nazi Genocide condemn Israel's massacre on Gaza 2014-08-23 International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network(IJSN) has published a letter on Saturday condemning Israel's massacre on Gaza and calling for an end to genocide of the Palestinian people. It has been stated in the letter, which was signed by 327 Jewish survivors…

MWC News: The grand failure of Israeli hasbara 2014-08-22 Jamil Khader: Israeli attempts to shape the narrative of the Gaza war have failed in the face of global solidarity with Palestinians.

Amsterdam News: From Ferguson to Gaza: We charge genocide 2014-08-21 Those standing up against police brutality and state repression in Ferguson, Mo., are leading one of the most important human rights struggles of our time.

Alternative Information Center (AIC): PACBI: growing number of BDS activists following Gaza attack 2014-08-21 PACBI salutes all people of conscience who have recently adopted BDS. Accelerate the boycott! End Israeli colonialism and genocidal aggression! How Liberal Zionists Enable Israel's Genocidal Ambitions 2014-08-21 On 1 August, the Internet erupted in outrage at The Times of Israel for publishing a blog post titled "When genocide is permissible." | Authored by Yochanan Gordon, the piece suggests that genocide against Palestinians is an acceptable price to pay for protecting Israel from rockets. 'Moral blackmail' still stifles debate on Israel 2014-08-21 Israel's latest attempt to subdue the Palestinian resistance by putting its systematic genocide on high gear has yielded in some unintended consequences: international media interest in Gaza; challenge to the blind toeing of the extreme right party… Day 44 – Rocket Fire Continues; Yazidis Against Genocide; Free WiFi in Israel 2014-08-21 Today was the forty-fourth day of Operation Protective Edge. | According to the IDF, the terrorist organization Hamas has launched more than 175 rockets into Israel since it broke the ceasefire at 4 PM yesterday. | It remains unclear whether or not terrorist mastermind Mohammad Deif was killed in last night's attack on his house. | Today The Tower covered a Yazidi demonstration against genocide in Geneva.

Alternative Information Center (AIC): ACT! Demand opening of Rafah crossing 2014-08-20 End Egypt's complicity in Israel's genocide! Demand that Egypt open the Rafah crossing with Gaza, permanently and unconditionally!

International Solidarity Movement: Action alert: Open Rafah now 2014-08-18 In response to calls from human rights defenders in Gaza who ask that we bring an end to the Egyptian government's complicity in Israel's genocide of the people of Gaza an urgent call to action was issued. | The pictures and communications will be posted on the Facebook page Open Rafah permanently and unconditionally.

israel Massacre Continues

Intifada Palestine: Holocaust survivors condemn Israel for 'Gaza massacre,' call for boycott 2014-08-24 In response to Elie Wiesel advertisement comparing Hamas to Nazis, 327 Jewish Holocaust survivors and descendants publish N.Y. times ad accusing Israel of '

Daily Sabah: Jewish survivors of Nazi Genocide condemn Israel's massacre on Gaza 2014-08-23 International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network(IJSN) has published a letter on Saturday condemning Israel's massacre on Gaza and calling for an end to genocide of the Palestinian people.

Rising Kashmir: Gaza massacre update: Death toll nears 2100 2014-08-23 RK News Palestine: Israeli warplanes have pounded Gaza, killing more than five Palestinians from the same family, two of them children, as Israeli military offensive entered a 47th day. The deadliest Israeli air strike on […>

Jadaliyya: One Year after Raba'a: An Interview with Adam Sabra and Mona El Ghobashy 2014-08-22 Concepcion Design, LLC: Egypt has been the subject of media attention for its role as a mediator between Hamas and Israel during negotiations to end the military assault on Gaza. By contrast, Egypt's own very serious political strife has been largely neglected… Gaza war of words | Your letters 2014-08-22 Superfluous massacre Re: Rockets not mostly harmless, (Aug. 21 opinion piece). So let me get this straight: Israel had all these wonderful defensive measures in place and pre-emptively destroyed the projectiles in Gaza on the ground in some cases.

Today's Zaman: Gaza massacre goes on, Israel tries to kill Hamas military chief 2014-08-22 Feza Gazetecilik A.S. Bilgi Teknolojileri: An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas's military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a cease-fire collapsed. | Palestinians launched more than 100 rockets, mainly at southern Israel, with some intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system, the military said. No casualties were reported on the Israeli side.

Palestine News Network: PART ONE: Exposing the Israeli left: The 'cottage-cheese warriors' 2014-08-21 Amaia: PNN is a website, covers the latest political, civil news. Depends on a unique network of journalists spread in Palestine.

The Electronic Intifada: Video: 'Israel has failed to achieve its goals through terror,' says Ali Abunimah 2014-08-21 In Al Jazeera interview, Ali Abunimah says Israel rejected far-reaching and generous Palestinian truce offers.

Chicago Tribune: In the ruins of the Gaza Strip, the devastation has spared no one 2014-08-21 Foreign Policy data-meta-updatable: The second floor of the al-Awda factory is covered in a sticky red liquid, as if a massacre had occurred here. The truth, happily, is much less gruesome: An Israeli tank shell had ripped open plastic cartons containing strawberry juice, which had been intended to be sold during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan — before the war intervened.

Press TV: UK police probes MP Galloway for anti-Israel remarks 2014-08-20 The UK police questions prominent British MP George Galloway for his critical remarks of Israel.

Bay Area Indymedia: Tokyo Japan Solidarity Action With Gaza-Protest At Zim Tokyo Offices 2014-08-19 A labor delegation of visited the offices of Zim in Tokyo to protest of the massacre and attacks on the workers and people of Gaza. (press release): More Than 600 Attend Emotional Rally in Christchurch 2014-08-17 The rally organised by 'Canterbury for Justice in Palestine', marking a National Day of Action to end Israel's massacre in Gaza, saw more than 600 people march up Riccarton Rd to Shand Crescent Reserve.

Nobody in the Obama Administration Gives a Damn

via CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names.

… And just as the Obama Administration displayed no, nada, zero, zilch compassion for the Palestinian people suffering under a heavy artillery assault and massive invasion by the IDF, so too the Obama Administration which historically wraps itself in the self-delusion of being the good guys, have turned a cold shoulder to the people of east Ukraine.

It may still strike some Americans as a surprising shock that a Democratic Presidential Administration would display such a cruel and grotesquely inhumane response to the obvious human devastation taking place in Ukraine. The willingness of the Obama Administration to inflict extreme suffering on Ukraine citizens with no mercy, not a shred of charity, intent only on a big fat payback to Russian President Vladimir Putin at the expense of precious human life may be judged by a universal force greater than the American voter as an unforgiveable sin against humanity.

Hideous Atrocity: Noam Chomsky on Israel’s Assault on Gaza & U.S. Support for the Occupation A Hideous Atrocity: Noam Chomsky on Israel's Assault on Gaza & U.S. Support for the Occupation 2014-08-08 Hideous. Sadistic. Vicious. Murderous. That is how Noam Chomsky describes Israel’s 29-day offensive in Gaza that killed nearly 1,900 people and left almost 10,000 people injured. Chomsky has written extensively about the Israel/Palestine conflict for decades. After Israel’s Operation Cast Lead in 2008-2009, Chomsky co-authored the book, “Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel's War Against the Palestinians” with Israeli scholar Ilan Pappé. His other books on the Israel/Palestine conflict include “Peace in the Middle East? Reflections on Justice and Nationhood” and “The Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians.” Chomsky is world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author, Institute Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has taught for more than 50 years.

Palestinians to Charge Israel with War Crimes in International Criminal Court

allvoices: Palestinian authorities push for ICC war crimes charges against Israel 2014-08-07 Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki said Tuesday that the Palestinian Authority has completed plans for membership to the International Criminal Court. | The move is part of efforts to bring war crimes charges against the state of Israel. According to The Guardian, Malki met ICC officials in The Hague Tuesday to discuss the accession process.

Commons: World needs to hold Israel accountable 2014-08-07 I have not so far heard any of our congressional delegation — Senators Leahy and Sanders, and Rep. Welch — publicly condemn Israel for its war crimes in the ongoing assault on the Palestinian Arabs living both in the West Bank and Gaza. | Israelis continue to attack schools, shelters, hospitals, ambulances, and first responders trying to do their work.

Middle East Monitor: Palestinian foreign minister seeks to prosecute Israel for war crimes at ICC 2014-08-07 Following his meeting at The Hague with ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda of the Gambia, Al-Maliki said the Palestinian Authority seeks to join the ICC as a prerequisite to opening an international investigation into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Press TV: Israel attack on Gaza 'may amount to war crimes' 2014-08-07 The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says Israeli attacks on Gaza may amount to war crimes.

Middle East Monitor: Will there be accountability for Brits fighting in Israel? 2014-08-07 Bringing you the latest and up-to-date news from the Middle East. We go one step further, facilitating a better understanding of the issues facing the Middle East. There is no justice while US protects Israel – commentator 2014-08-07 Helix Consulting LLC: Press TV has conducted an interview with Jalal Fairooz, political commentator, London about the Palestinian filing of a war crimes case against Israel at the International Criminal Court. Press TV: One question asked over and over again is where do the Palestinians have to turn to get justice for the innocent people killed, for the innocent children killed as a result of the Israeli assault on Gaza?

Solar News PH: Palestinian FM seeks war crimes case vs Israel 2014-08-07 The Hague, Netherlands (Reuters) – Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki said there was "clear evidence" of war crimes by Israel during its offensive in Gaza as he met International Criminal Court prosecutors on Tuesday to push for an investigation.

Independent Online: Palestinians seek ICC case against Israel 2014-08-07 Independent Newspapers Online: Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki said there was "clear evidence" of war crimes by Israel during its offensive in Gaza as he met International Criminal Court prosecutors on Tuesday to push for an investigation. | Malki visited The Hague shortly after Israel and the Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement that dominates Gaza entered a 72-hour truce mediated by Egypt in an effort to secure an extended ceasefire.

Israel Challenged on War Crimes in Palestine

Amnesty International: USA: Stop arms transfers to Israel amid growing evidence of war crimes in Gaza 2014-08-01 The US government must immediately end its ongoing deliveries of large quantities of arms to Israel, which are providing the tools to commit further serious violations of international law in Gaza, said Amnesty International, as it called for a total arms embargo on all parties to the conflict.

Huffington Post UK: Debunking Israel's 11 Main Myths About Gaza, Hamas and War Crimes 2014-07-30 From 'Gaza isn't occupied' to 'Hamas doesn't want a ceasefire' to 'Israel doesn't target civilians', it's time to rebut the key talking points of Israeli spokespersons such as Mark Regev. After all, you're entitled to your own opinions, but not your…

Firstpost: Gaza Live: UNRWA chief lashes out at Israel for committing war crimes 2014-07-31 Follow live updates from the ongoing conflict in Gaza here.

Press TV: American complicity in Israel's war crimes 2014-08-02 President Obama and other so-called leaders should be hanging their heads in shame.

Alternative Information Center (AIC): PGFTU calls to end war crimes in Gaza 2014-08-01 Palestinians today need effective solidarity, not charity.

MWC News: Australian MPs condemn Israeli war crimes 2014-07-31 Gideon Polya: Israel's Gaza Massacre continues against the 1.8 million of its 4.3 million Occupied Palestinian subjects who are highly abusively confined to the Gaza Concentration Camp. by Apartheid Israel and its Fascist Egyptian military dictatorship ally.

Evening Standard: MPs challenge Government on Israeli 'war crimes' 2014-07-31 Conservative MPs have written to the Foreign Secretary to express their concern over the situation in Gaza.

World Socialist Web Site: US rearms Israel as its war crimes mount in Gaza 2014-07-31 Mike Head: The Pentagon's announcement laid bare the hypocrisy of the Obama administration's expressions of concern about Israel's killing of Palestinian civilians.

Deutsche Welle: War crimes in Ukraine? 2014-07-28 A new UN report accuses pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine of possible war crimes. The authors also accuse the Ukrainian army of having done wrong there.

CounterPunch: How Israel Spins War Crimes 2014-07-28 Every one of the 112 pages in the booklet is marked "not for distribution or publication" and it is easy to see why.

Press TV: Israel committing war crimes in Gaza: Iran MP 2014-07-28 An Iranian lawmaker says Israel is committing war crimes against Palestinians in Gaza.

Rising Kashmir: Investigation of War Crimes of Israel 2014-07-27 Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani It is final now. An investigation into Israeli war crimes in Gaza is to be conducted. The lone vote of USA and support of some countries to frustrate the convening of […> Has Israel committed war crimes in Gaza? 2014-07-26 Inside Story: The UN launches an investigation into Israel's ongoing assault on the Gaza Strip.

Morning Star Online: Israel's actions 'could be war crimes' — UN 2014-07-25 ISRAEL'S military actions in the Gaza Strip could amount to war crimes, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay warned today. | Citing Israeli air strikes and shelling hitting houses and hospitals, Ms Pillay said: "These are just a few examples where there seems to be a strong possibility that international humanitarian law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes."

KSWO: Gaza officials accuse Israel of war crimes at ICC 2014-07-25 Top Palestinian officials have accused Israel of war crimes in Gaza, filing a complaint Friday to the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

Israeli Brutality Viewed as Genocide Ban ki-Moon declares Israeli attack on UN school 'a criminal act' 2014-08-04An Israeli attack on a UN school in Gaza which killed 10 people today was “a moral outrage and a criminal act”, according to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who called for those responsible for the “gross violation of international law” to be brought to account. | It was the seventh time a UN shelter has been hit in the 27 days of the Gaza conflict..

Hurriyet Daily News: Genocide is NOT permissible 2014-08-04

An article titled “When Genocide is Permissible,” written by Yochanan Gordon, published Sunday, Aug. 3, in the Times of Israel and posted on the paper’s website, as well as at The Five Towns Jewish Times became a very hot issue immediately and moments later was withdrawn from both websites. The article reflected what most of us feared: A Jewish ultra-nationalist obsession to eradicate all Palestinians discriminately with a genocidal approach, very much like the Holocaust Jews were subjected to by Nazi Germany.

Green Left Weekly: Israeli calls for genocide rooted in its history 2014-08-04 With Israel's assault on Gaza claiming more than 1400 lives as of August 1, mostly civilians, Israeli leaders claim the offensive is self defence against Hamas, the party governing Gaza, in response to rockets fired at Israel. | The most recent infamous case was an August 1 op-ed published at widley-read website The Times of Israel by Yochanan Gordon entitled "When Genodice is Permissible".

Dissident Voice: Israel's Attempted Genocide Must Fail 2014-08-02 The Zionist Project is to eradicate all Palestinians who make claim to a home in Palestine.

Rising Kashmir: Israel's assault in Gaza pre-planned genocide: NC 2014-08-02 Rising Kashmir News Srinagar, August 02: National Conference has expressed sorrow and anguish over Israel's continued aggression in Gaza and has termed it as a pre-planned genocide to potentially eliminate thousands of innocent men, women […>

Rising Kashmir: NPP writes to US Sec of State protesting Israeli barbarism 2014-08-02 Rising Kasashmir News| Aug 02 New Delhi: Patron National Panthers Party and chairman of Indo-Palestine Friendship Society Bhim Singh has dashed a letter to US Secretary of State John Kerry who is on his visit […>

Middle East Eye: What we talk about when we talk about genocide 2014-08-02 The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, it seems. In his own post, Gordon junior suggests that all Palestinians maintain terror tunnels and store rocket launchers in their homes, and deftly converts the call for genocide into a he-started-it kind of a thing: "We are at war with an enemy whose charter calls for the annihilation of our people." | Never mind Gordon's own assessments regarding the enemy's "propensity to lie"

The News International: LHC bar condemns killings of Palestinians by Israel 2014-08-03 LAHORE: Lahore High Court Bar Association has condemned the brutal killings of innocent Palestinians by Israeli forces in Gaza and urged the international community to stop it immediately. The b…

Rising Kashmir: Saudi Arabia's active support is keeping this brutal war going 2014-07-30 David Hearst Tuesday, 29 July 2014 Middle East: It is tough work being the Saudi ambassador to the UK. First, you have to stir yourself into action to deny the undeniable: The Israeli attack on […>

Daily Sabah: ANOTHER FRIDAY OF PROTESTS AGAINST ISRAEL IN TURKEY 2014-07-27 Turkish protesters took to the streets on Friday – World Quds (Jerusalem) Day – in the second week of demonstrations against Israel's brutal offensive in Gaza. The death toll has risen above 800 in Israel's violent crackdown on Hamas, which has killed…

freepresskashmir: Israel's Brutal War Against The Children of Gaza 2014-07-26 Mirza Waheed On Wednesday, 14 July 2014, Israeli forces killed four children on a beach in Gaza.
Press TV: Iran fully supports Hamas against Israel: Zarif 2014-07-23 Iran says it fully supports the Palestinian resistance against Israel.

Boston Herald: Brutal Gaza fighting intensifies 2014-07-22 A high-level attempt by U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry and U.N.

Morning Star Online: Star Comment: Israel's brutal repression 2014-07-21 STRIP away the weasel words of "concern about mounting civilian casualties in Gaza" and the need for Israel to take "proportionate" action and grim reality hits us in the face. | This reality is that Britain's political elite is united behind Israel's slaughter in Gaza. | None of the major party leaders speaks out against this country's military industrial complex selling hundreds of millions of pounds worth of weaponry to Tel Aviv.

OpEdNews: Israel's Brutal War on Palestinian Children 2014-07-21 News from Alternet: Israel's Brutal War on Palestinian Children –

Genocide is NOT permissible

Hurriyet Daily News: Genocide is NOT permissible 2014-08-04

An article titled “When Genocide is Permissible,” written by Yochanan Gordon, published Sunday, Aug. 3, in the Times of Israel and posted on the paper’s website, as well as at The Five Towns Jewish Times became a very hot issue immediately and moments later was withdrawn from both websites. The article reflected what most of us feared: A Jewish ultra-nationalist obsession to eradicate all Palestinians discriminately with a genocidal approach, very much like the Holocaust Jews were subjected to by Nazi Germany.

July 2014 Sidebar Archive

Irish Independent: Sanctions needed to stop Israel's slaughter of the innocents 2014-07-28 THE latest onslaught by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) on Gaza, a stretch of land the size of Co Dublin with a population of 1.

Irish Examiner: Protesters call for boycott of Israeli goods and an end to military action 2014-07-28 Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Irish cities on Saturday to call for an end to Israel's military action in Gaza and a boycott of Israeli goods.

CounterPunch: Is Gaza Our Mirror? 2014-07-22 Listening to the stinging condemnation of Israel by both conservatives and Labor on the floor of the British parliament on July 14, viewers in the US might well have felt they were in a different planet. Israel was excoriated for its bombing of disabled shelters, for targeting water supplies, for damaging UN shelters, and the current invasion was characterized by as one of "illegal settlements and stolen land."

The Nation: Massacre in Gaza 2014-07-22 Israel is on a rampage again in Gaza. As a result of Israel's air and naval bombardment which commenced on 8th July followed by the launch of an Israeli ground offensive on 18th July in Gaza, 438 Palestinians, mostly civilians, had been killed and another 2600 had been wounded by last Sunday.

The Nation: Muslim leaders' silence on Gaza massacre decried 2014-07-22 With Israel's continued bombing of Gaza that has left around 500 people dead and many more injured, former foreign secretary Riaz Khokhar and former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi came down hard on the role of Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC)