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US Hypocrisy: Bombing of Aleppo Is No Worse Than What Happened in Gaza and Iraq
The Russian-Syrian bombing campaign in eastern Aleppo, which has ended at least for the time being, has been described in press reports and op-eds as though it were unique in modern military history in its indiscriminateness. In an usual move for a senior US official, Secretary of State John Kerry...
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Israel’s Blockade of Gaza is Inherently Violent
Since seizing power in 2007, Hamas has worked to control and limit violence from the territory. Outside of periods of defined military escalation — which tend to be precipitated by Israeli attacks — they have effectively stopped attacks against Israel from Gaza. This explains why, as noted by the...
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Throwing in the Towel on the Two-State Solution
Washington has finally thrown in the towel on its long, tortured efforts to establish peace between Israel and the Palestinians. You won’t find any acknowledgement of this in the official record. Formally, the U.S. still supports a two-state solution to the conflict. But the Obama administration’s...
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Imperial Privilege: On War and Violence Near and Far
“Imagining politics as a form of war,” writes political scientist and philosopher Achilles Mbembe, “we must ask: What place is given to life, death, and the human body (in particular the wounded or slain body)? How are they inscribed in the order of power?” When it comes to presidential elections...
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Was the Women’s Boat to Gaza an Existential Threat?
The Israeli official narrative regarding its conflict with the Palestinians is deliberately confounded because a muddled up discourse is a convenient one. It allows the narrator to pick and choose half-truths at will, in order to create a falsified version of reality. For instance, this is part of...
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The Women’s Boat to Gaza Activists Are Free and Undeterred
“If you’re listening to this, then you will know that myself and all the women who sailed on the Women’s Boat to Gaza have been arrested and are in detention in Israel.” These pre-recorded words by Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire open a 2-minute video , released October 5, after Maguire and 12...
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U.S. Admits Israel is Building Permanent Apartheid Regime: Weeks After Giving it $38 Billion
Israel’s then-Defense Minister Ehud Barak explicitly warned in 2010 that Israel would become a permanent “apartheid” state if it failed to reach a peace agreement with Palestinians that creates their own sovereign nation and vests them with full political rights. “As long as in this territory west...
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Israeli Military Blocks Female Flotilla From Reaching Gaza
The Israeli navy on Wednesday stopped a boat carrying international female activists, preventing them from breaking the blockade of Gaza. Among the 13 people on board the Women's Boat to Gaza, a mission of the international Freedom Flotilla Coalition, were Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire...
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Israel’s Nuclear Man: Shimon Peres, A Brand without Substance
Former Israeli Prime Minister and President, Shimon Peres, was a very successful brand. He was presented to the world as stately, wise, a relentless advocate of peace , and a sane voice amidst a conflict deemed senseless and unending. Now that he is dead at 93, international media are rife with...
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Shimon Peres: Israeli War Criminal Whose Victims the West Ignored
Shimon Peres, who passed away Wednesday aged 93 after suffering a stroke on 13 September, epitomised the disparity between Israel’s image in the West and the reality of its bloody, colonial policies in Palestine and the wider region. Peres was born in modern day Belarus in 1923, and his family...
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