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Feb 2018


Israeli Justice Minister: Israel Must Safeguard Jewish Majority at Expense of Human Rights >>> 

A downed F-16 and an Iranian drone: The other side always started it

According to the Israeli narrative, the timeline of violence that resulted in Syria shooting down an Israeli fighter jet began just a few hours earlier. But Israel has been bombing inside Syria for months.
( Haggai Matar, 10. Feb.) >>>

Jan 2018

UPDATE: PLO Central Council decides to suspend Oslo agreement (Wafa, 15.01.2018) >>>

Dez 2017

‘NYT’ columnist says struggle for equal rights in one state is upon us >>>

Ilan Pappé on Trump’s announcement >>>

November 2017

Route 60: Settlers attack family with stones, injuring girl aged 5 in the head (B'Tselem)

This incident is just one of many cases of settler violence along Route 60 and in other parts of the West Bank. The increase in such attacks is partly due to the fact that the Israeli authorities make no attempt to bring those responsible to justice, thus allowing such incidents to continue undisturbed.

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Oktober 2017

Balfour celebrations a reminder that the colonial past is not past  >>>

September 2017

Three years on from the 2014 conflict, 29,000 people remain displaced >>>

August 2017

The deal: Israel’s endgame ( Jeff Halper, ICAHD, 12.02.2017) >>>

June 2017

3,000 Palestinian minors killed by Israel since 2000, PA says on Children's Day  (Ma'an News Agency) >>>

May 2017

Israel practices aggressive boycott, divestment and sanctions – against Gaza  >>>

April 2017

Leaked report highlights Israel lobby’s failures. Activism and BDS Beat (Ali Abunimah)  >>>

March 2017

Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian
People and the Question of Apartheid
Palestine and the Israeli Occupation, Issue No. 1
E/ESCWA/ECRI/2017/1
Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid
Palestine and the Israeli Occupation, Issue No. 1
United Nations (now withdrawn) >>>

December 2016

We are not living in a 'post-truth' world, we are living the lies of others (Robert Fisk)  >>> 

Nearly half of Americans support sanctions on Israel, poll finds  >>>

November 2016

New Lebanon president says: refugees not welcome >>>  

New Lebanon president says: refugees not welcome

August 2016

 The dark secret of Israel’s stolen babies (Jonathan Cook, Mondoweiss 15.08.2016) >>>

June 2016

Israel as Oppressor, Palestine as Oppressed: The ‘normalization’ of what is not normal (Mondoweiss 14.06.2016) >>>

Israel as Oppressor, Palestine as Oppressed: The ‘normalization’ of what is not normal - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2016/06/palestine-oppressed-normalization/#sthash....

March 2016

Most Americans Believe Palestinians Occupy Israeli Land.  Israel-AIPAC claims of 'disputed lands' are working (Antiwar, 25.03.2016) >>>

February 2016

Calling Israel's occupation of Palestine apartheid isn't lazy or inflammatory – it's based on fact. As well as having the support of South Africans who fought against apartheid, the situation conforms to its definition under international law (Ben White, 24.02.2016) >>> 

Israeli military use stun grenades on young Palestinian school kids (23.02.2016) >>> 

January 2016

Residents react as East Jerusalem sealed off

#ThirdIntifada

From outrage to indifference, MEE talked to Palestinians and Israelis about the closing of East Jerusalem

- See more at: http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/residents-react-closing-east-jerusalem...

Residents react as East Jerusalem sealed off

#ThirdIntifada

From outrage to indifference, MEE talked to Palestinians and Israelis about the closing of East Jerusalem

- See more at: http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/residents-react-closing-east-jerusalem...

Israeli forces detain children as young as 7 during recent crackdown

#HumanRights

A 7 year old seized by soldiers while playing on a swing is just one of 345 children arrested by Israeli forces since the start of October

- See more at: http://www.middleeasteye.net/in-depth/features/israeli-forces-detain-chi...

Israeli forces detain children as young as 7 during recent crackdown

#HumanRights

A 7 year old seized by soldiers while playing on a swing is just one of 345 children arrested by Israeli forces since the start of October

- See more at: http://www.middleeasteye.net/in-depth/features/israeli-forces-detain-chi...

Israeli forces detain children as young as 7 during recent crackdown

#HumanRights

A 7 year old seized by soldiers while playing on a swing is just one of 345 children arrested by Israeli forces since the start of October

- See more at: http://www.middleeasteye.net/in-depth/features/israeli-forces-detain-chi...

Occupation, Inc. How Settlement Businesses Contribute to Israel’s Violations of Palestinian Rights (Human Rights Watch, 19. Jan)  >>>

Dezember 2015

Israeli forces detain children as young as 7 during recent crackdown. A 7 year old seized by soldiers while playing on a swing is just one of 345 children arrested by Israeli forces since the start of October  >>>

Reclaiming Palestine: How Israeli Media Misread the Intifada  >>> 

How Israeli Settlements Stifle Palestine’s Economy (15. Dez )  >>>

 

Israeli forces detain children as young as 7 during recent crackdown - See more at: http://www.middleeasteye.net/in-depth/features/israeli-forces-detain-chi...
Israeli forces detain children as young as 7 during recent crackdown - See more at: http://www.middleeasteye.net/in-depth/features/israeli-forces-detain-chi...

November 2015

Questions raised over possible Israeli planting of knives on Palestinians. Haaretz correspondent criticises shoot-to-kill policy towards alleged Palestinian attackers, including those posing no threat  >>>

Questions raised over possible Israeli planting of knives on Palestinians - See more at: http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/questions-raised-over-possible-israeli...

Questions raised over possible Israeli planting of knives on Palestinians

#ThirdIntifada

Haaretz correspondent criticises shoot-to-kill policy towards alleged Palestinian attackers, including those posing no threat

- See more at: http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/questions-raised-over-possible-israeli...

Oktober 2015

Residents react as East Jerusalem sealed off. From outrage to indifference, MEE talked to Palestinians and Israelis about the closing of East Jerusalem. Some 35% of land in East Jerusalem has been confiscated by Israel for settlement use  >>>

August 2015

Why has there been almost no reconstruction in Gaza?  >>>

July 2015

The case for dismantling Israel’s human rights organizations  >>>

June 2015

5 Palestinian children have been arrested by Israel every day for the past 48 years  (June 2015)  >>>

May 2015

Israel confirms its new ministers - where are the sanctions? (Ben White, 19. May 2015) >>>

Israel Must Open Its Doors to Palestinian Refugees Trapped by Syria’s War  >>>

April 2015

Attacks on Gaza - January-March 2015, Ben White, 26 April 2015) >>>

How Israel was absolved of Deir Yassin and all other massacres  (Ilan Pappe, The Electronic Intifada,10 April 2015)  >>> 

Netanyahu a ‘danger’ to Israel, say 200 security veterans

#InsideIsrael - See more at: http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/netanyahu-danger-israel-say-200-securi...

Netanyahu a ‘danger’ to Israel, say 200 security veterans

#InsideIsrael - See more at: http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/netanyahu-danger-israel-say-200-securi...
Netanyahu a ‘danger’ to Israel, say 200 security veterans - See more at: http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/netanyahu-danger-israel-say-200-securi...

Deir Yassin to Yarmouk and beyond - On 9 April 1948, my mother’s friend in school (both 18 at the time in teacher school in Jerusalem) chose to go back to her village of Deir Yassin. That was the last time my mother saw Hayah Balbisi was dead in a massacre. April 9th is a day before good Friday on our Eastern Christian Traditions. My mother now 82 years old told me not to travel and that she has been having bad dreams. I reassured her even though my own heart sends me negative signals. Deair Yassin was not the first or the largest massacre committed by Zionist forces during that era of ethnic cleansing. But it was prophetic and emblematic for us because its deliberate effect was magnified to scare the villagers (even some survivors were paraded in the streets of Jerusalem and loudspeakers told of more impending massacres). Dozens of massacres were indeed committed just in the six weeks leading up to Israel’s creation and more after. 534 villages and towns were depopulated in the bizarre 20th century attempt to transform a multicultural/ multireligious Palestine to become the “Jewish state of Israel”. 67 years later massacres are still being committed whether in Gaza last year or in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk. Yarmouk was home to 160,000 Palestinian refugees. It was the largest Palestinian refugee camp. It was besieged and starved. People ate grass and over 200 died of starvation. Now the fanatical forces calling themselves the Islamic state entered the camp, burned Palestinian flags, and spread their terror on the remaining civilians. Necks were cut and women were raped. Different but connected perpetrators.

These and other thoughts race through the mind from 11,000 meters above the ground on my way to Paris. A flight was canceled and I had to fly to Athens then Larnaca (Cyprus) then Paris. Larnaca airport is full of Israelis because that is the closest European airport to Lod (renamed BenGurion) Airport. Cyprus is used also as a transit point for the tens of thousands of Mossad agents that travel back and forth to some 140 other countries.  Countless teams of assassins passed through this airport I left behind.  I also think of other massacres committed in places I know well (like Kenya) or places I do not know well (like the deliberate downing of an Iranian civilian aircraft by the US and that of a German airplane by a terrorist on French soil). But then I thought how can I gain a bigger perspective on our lives and all these tragedies? Here in we are tiny creatures among 7 billion “humans” that have spread around and damaged this beautiful blue planet. A planet that is small in a small inconspicuous solar system, one of billions of solar systems in this galaxy, itself a small galaxy among billion and billions of galaxies. Maybe we take ourselves too seriously, I thought. How can I help get people to know that there is enough resources to feed everyone (now over a billion go hungry). The scientist in me want to find logical explanations for why people kill each other and do not simply share and care for one another. I try to
convince myself with my own words to visitors to Palestine: lighting a candle better than cursing the darkness, first do no harm, travel the path of your conscience even if few are doing it, etc. Maybe lack of sleep makes my mind wonder into Budhist philosophies (Joyful participation in the sorrows of this world) and to mystic philosophies (Rumi’s words come slushing around my brain). These thoughts are like shields to help us in this stark reality. The reality is that the vast majority of people on this airplane and the thousands I left behind at the airport do not know and do not care. Yarmouk, Deir Yassin, Tantura, Sabra and Shatila and others represent a heritage for us

Palestinians and the few other humans who care. A country was robbed, 7 million of us are refugees or displaced people. Zionists are happy they succeeded in getting Arabs and Muslims to kill each other whether in Yemen or Syria.As the pilot announces descent to Paris, I think of the French equivalent of the Balfour declaration (Jules Cambon declaration of French support for Zionism also issued 1917). But I know I am a minority and most people on this airplane are thinking of their next meal, of sex, of work obligations, of other thoughts. Perhaps that is how it was and how it will be. Perhaps all we can do is try our best (successfully or not) to create a ripple effect for a better more peaceful world. Perhaps that I and fellow volunteers at the Palestine Museum of Natural History are trying to do. Perhaps, as the old song says: in the end only kindness matters.

It is good to be here in beautiful Paris with Eitan and Tal and all the other good people. But I already miss my mother and miss Palestine. Mazin Qumsiyeh - http://qumsiyeh.org - http://palestinenature.org

March 2015

Netanyahu`s a danger to Israel say 200 security veterans insideisrael (Jonathan Cook) >>>

'Censored Voices' Netanyahu’s False Narrative of Self-Defense (counterpunch)  >>> 
 

The messages from Israel’s election (Ilan Pappe)  >>>

security veterans

#InsideIsrael

February  2015

Bil'in: Photographing a decade of popular struggle (Activestills)  >>>

Ni’lin political prisoner Jom’a khawaja is denied treatment in Israeli military jail  >>>

January 2015

How Israel Covers Up Its Ugly Racial Holy War. As the incitement to violence by Israeli leaders ramped up, so did racist attacks by Israeli citizens (David Sheen)  >>>

Israeli think tank holds anti-BDS 'hackathon' (Ben White, 16 January 2015)  >>>

Why the world doesn't see Palestine's suffering. One of the most exasperating problems facing Palestinian efforts to end the Israeli occupation has been conveying to the world the daily suffering that they endure under it. The difficulty of the effort continues, as the Palestinians struggle to find an effective strategy internally or through the world’s leading forum, the UN Security Council, to lift the occupation  >>>

Happy New Year' not applicable to Gaza  >>> 

The economics at the heart of Israeli settlements (6. Jan. 2015)  >>>

The economics at the heart of Israeli settlements
Why won’t the media report on Israeli violence in East Jerusalem? - See more at: http://www.palestinecampaign.org/media-wont-tell-israeli-violence-east-j...
Why won’t the media report on Israeli violence in East Jerusalem? - See more at: http://www.palestinecampaign.org/media-wont-tell-israeli-violence-east-j...
The economics at the heart of Israeli settlements

December 2014

Israel uses Gaza as a testing ground for weapons, says Barghouti  >>>

End the blockade of the Gaza Strip. The time has come to end Israel's failed policy of closure and give hope to despairing Gazans (Haaretz)  >>>

Barghouti Criticizes UN Resolution on Palestine  >>> 

(Ismael Mohamad / United Press International)

Israel violates Gaza ceasefire nearly every day  (22. Dezember 2014) >>>

Map: The spread of Israeli settlements in the West Bank  (Washington Post, 22. Dezember 2014) >>>   

Why won’t the media report on Israeli violence in East Jerusalem? >>>

Why won’t the media report on Israeli violence in East Jerusalem? - See more at: http://www.palestinecampaign.org/media-wont-tell-israeli-violence-east-j...

Israeli soldiers are licensed thugs applying state violence in the West Bank. Even without tear gas grenades and grabbing Ziad Abu Ein by the throat, the presence of IDF troops in Turmus Aya was an act of violence in itself (Amira Hass)  >>>

November 2014

And now apartheid is being sneaked into Israel's very foundations. The Jewish nation-state bill is legal preparation for the right wing’s one-state solution, the annexation of the territories and the establishment of the Jewish apartheid state (G. Levy)  >>> 

Trigger-happy: Israel's use of excessive force in the West Bank (Amnesty)  >>>

92 per cent of Palestinian complaints against settlers and occupation go unheeded  >>>

Hundreds of Israeli Arabs protest: 'The charge: being Arab; the sentence: death' (Haaretz, 9. Nov. 2014 ) >>>  

What Palestinian media is saying about the Jerusalem violence  >>>  

Expert Q&A: Unrest in Occupied East Jerusalem  >>>

Israel moves to outlaw Palestinian political parties in the Knesset (Jonathan Cook, The Electronic Intifada, 4 November 2014)  >>> 

Oktober 2014

Why do media value Israeli children’s lives more than those of Palestinian kids?   >>>

The international occupation of Palestine. The time has come to call a spade a spade: The occupation in Palestine isn’t just Israeli – it’s a Western occupation  >>>

 

Let the Israeli right crash and burn. Netanyahu and his gang want to build settlements? Link Hamas to Islamic State? Set the world against us? Let them see what happens  >>>

September 2014

Is there room for objection in Israel? The Stream examines the consequences for Israelis who speak out. A group of reserve intelligence officers from an elite Israeli military unit are refusing to take part in actions against Palestinians  >>>

August 2014

Khaled Meshaal: 'Not a war of choice'. Hamas' political leader discusses the latest outbreak of fighting in the Gaza Strip and the issues behind the conflict  (Aljazeere 17. Aug. 2014)  >>>

Military Expert: Israel is using three internationally banned weapons in Gaza  >>>

secretly told US of its "Dahiya Doctrine" - deliberate targeting of civilian areas (Wikileaks)  >>>

UNICEF: Israel deliberately targeting Palestinian children  >>>

Israeli official calls for concentration camps in Gaza and 'the conquest of the entire Gaza Strip, and annihilation of all fighting forces and their supporters'  >>>

On heroes and preachers: A new Gaza resistance paradigm  >>>

Zionism Has Nothing to do With Judaism’ – Holocaust Survivor Dr. Hajo Meyer  >>>

July 2014

How the West Chose War in Gaza. Gaza and Israel: The Road to War, Paved by the West

Israeli Interior Minister: “The Goal of the Operation Is to Send Gaza Back to the Middle Ages”, “Destroying All the Infrastructure Including Roads and Water” (14. July 2014)  >>>

Statement of solidarity with the Palestinian people (11 July 2014)  >>>

Juni 2014

Boston subway ads are shocking– ‘and so is the reality on the ground’ >>>

‘Israel is bitterly dividing American Jewish community’ — AP  >>>

Mai 2014

Jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti backs reconciliation moves (Ma'an News Agency, 14.05.2014) >>>

Tzipi Livni must act on child prisoners (Guardian) >>>

April 2014

More Than 1,500 Children Killed by Israeli Forces  >>>

March 2014

Palestinians must resist Israel’s efforts to foment sectarianism >>>

February 2014

Israel destroying emergency shelters of home demolition victims, says Red Cross >>>

January 2014

Why Israel Fears the Boycott (Omar Barghuti) >>>

Ashrawi: Israel's demand for Jewish recognition an 'attempt to legalize racism'. Recognition of Israel as a Jewish state would mean giving up the rights of Palestinians displaced in 1948, says the Palestinian official. >>>

Interview with Ilan Pappe: An Israeli 'New Historian' and BDS activist >>>

Dezember 2013

A year in photos: Palestine-Israel in 2013 >>>

Report: Israel offers land swaps to annex settlement blocs >>>

European legislators threatened with arrest by Israeli authorities >>>  

Kerry wants to imprison West Bank with massive security fence along Jordanian border >>>

Conversation with Ilan Pappe: We Don’t Have the Luxury to Wait Any Longer >>>

 

London church blocks its facade with replica of Israeli wall around Bethlehem >>>

Abbas rejects West Bank border security plan. Palestinian leader dismisses US proposal for Israel to keep troops along Jordanian border in a future Palestinian state >>>

What does 'Israeli Apartheid' mean, anyway? Amira Hass >>>

Storm disaster in Gaza 'man-made'  >>>

November

Gaza: Life and death under Israel's drones. Drones buzzing overhead are a source of daily trauma for Palestinians in the occupied Gaza Strip (Jonathan Cook)  >>>

UN warns of deteriorating Gaza humanitarian situation >>>

October

VIDEO | Israeli forces executed Palestian youth AFTER his arrest >>>

UN human rights rapporteur says world court should question Israeli occupation >>>

Settlers attack Palestinian vehicles with stones near Bethlehem >>>

Palestinian Child Could Face A Life-Term >>>

Christian Zionists help settler-farmers take over Palestinian lands >>>

Activists arrested in Hebron: 'Segregation isn't our Judaism' (+972, 25. Okt.) >>>

‘We need to remove all the posters from the system’ — Boston censors the Palestinian narrative (Updated: The ads are going back up) >>>

September 2013

IDF bars Israelis from joining Palestinian protest against settler concert >>>

August 2013

Israel pushes bill to limit minority representation in parliament (Al-Akhbar) >>>

July 2013

Human rights groups: Israel used ‘excessive’ force against those protesting plan to uproot Bedouins (Mondoweiss) >>>

June 2013

370 Palestinians Kidnapped In May (IMEMC) >>>

May 2013

Al Jazeera management orders Joseph Massad article pulled in act of pro-Israel censorship (ei, Ali Abunimah, 19. Mai 2013) >>>

The Ongoing Nakba: The Forcible Displacement of the Palestinian People (Jadaliyya, 15. Mai 2013)

Catastrophic thinking: Did Ben-Gurion try to rewrite history?
The file in the state archives contains clear evidence that the researchers at the time did not paint the full picture of Israel's role in creating the Palestinian refugee problem (Haaretz 16. Mai 2013)

April 2013

Israeli journalist is accused of inciting violence after backing Palestinian stone-throwers (Guardian, 6. April 2013) >>>

Amira Hass Reads "The Inner Syntax of Palestinian Stone-throwing"(democracynow, video) >>>

Amira Hass receives hate mail for claiming Palestinian schools should teach children how to 'resist occupation'

The inner syntax of Palestinian stone-throwing (Amira Hass, Haaretz, 1.4.13)

März 2013

Ben White: That my infographic on IDF attacks during the Gaza ceasefire went "viral" points to the mainstream media's failings

Children in Israeli Military detention. Observations and Recommendations (UNICEF) >>>.

Children in Israeli Military detention
Observations and Recommendations - See more at: http://unispal.un.org/UNISPAL.nsf/fd807e46661e3689852570d00069e918/1ee6b...
Children in Israeli Military detention
Observations and Recommendations - See more at: http://unispal.un.org/UNISPAL.nsf/fd807e46661e3689852570d00069e918/1ee6b...

Februar 2013

Gangnam Gaza Style | Great Music Video with much sense of humor  >>> 

Gangnam Gaza Style mit Interviews >>> 

Januar 2013

How the media let Israel get away with murder (ei, Jan 2013)

Infographic: Born at Qalandia Checkpoint (Jadaliyya, Jan 2013)

Dezember 2012

Resource: What is the E1 area, and why is it so important?
In response to the Palestinian statehood bid, the Israeli government has decided to promote zoning plans for the area known as E1, northeast of Jerusalem. The project is intended to link annexed East Jerusalem with the mega-settlement of Ma’aleh Adumin, thus finally making the creation of a contiguous Palestinian State impossible.(+972

November 2012

You can't defend yourself when you're militarily occupying someone else's land. That's not defense. Call it what you like, it's not defense. (Noam Chomsky)

It's Palestinians who have the right to defend themselves (Guardian)

Police ban Israeli activists from West Bank demonstrations (972mag.com)

Oktober 2012

European Parliament must reject new trade deal with Israel (ei, Okt 2012)

September 2012

Resistance to Occupation continues in Ni’lin (Sep 2012)

August 2012

Book review: how Israeli school textbooks teach kids to hate (ei Aug 2012)

Juli 2012

How obsession with "nonviolence" harms the Palestinian cause (ei 10.7.12)

Juni 2012

1,456 Palestinian children shot dead by Israel
since 2000 (Middle East Monitor)

May 2012

'Undercover Israeli combatants threw stones at IDF soldiers in West Bank'. Testimony by commander of the Israeli Prison Service's elite 'Masada' unit sheds light on IDF methods in countering demonstrations against barrier (Ha'aretz, May 12)

April 2012

When Europe Develops, and Israel Destroys (ips)

Israelis can't resist following the occupations pied piper.
At the heard of the debate over the settlements there was always this question: Whose side are we on - that of the Palestinian subjects of the occupation, or that of the state that oppresses them?

March 2012
:Economic Exploitation in Jordan Valley Settlement (AIC, March 12)

February 2012

Words matter: A new language for peace
Israel's propaganda machine
carefully chooses its words to assert illegal ownership over Jerusalem and Palestine (Aljazeera, Feb 12()

January 2012

Israeli students to get $2,000 to spread state propaganda on Facebook (ei)

10 percent of Israeli academics labeled 'anti-Zionist' by campus watchdogs.Survey comes up with the names of more than 1,000 Israelis, 800 of whom are academics but also including authors, journalists, public intellectuals, and past and present cabinet ministers (Haaretz, Jan 12)

Israel foreign minister calls for Arab citizens to be under Palestinian rule (The National Jan 2012)

Israel 'will launch significant Gaza offensive sooner or later' . Israel Defence Forces chief of staff speaks on third anniversary of start of a major three-week Gaza assault (Guardian)

2011 'toughest year yet' for Gaza medics (Maan)

Videos

Miko Peled: Speech in Seattle 2012

The General's Son. A journey of an Israeli in Palestine | Speech 
Saeed Amireh about Ni'lin, Palestine (2011)

Does anything really matter?
A new book tries to explain how it may be possible to view moral judgements as objective truths
For Syria's minorities, Assad is security
In order for minority groups, including Alawis, to join Syria's uprising, they need assurance of post-Assad protection