On July 27th, in the midst of the twin crises in Gaza and Ukraine, Representative Mike Rogers on Face the Nation ‘revealed’ to Americans that Iran is supporting both Sunni Hamas and Shia Hezbollah, leaving Bob Shaffer as confused as his listeners. What the American media is missing – never mind the public – is an understanding of the concept of ‘Resistance’ that applies equally to Islam’s two main sectarian groups. Alastair Crooke’s book Resistance: the Essence of the Islamist Revolution fills that crucial gap.
|By: Deena Stryker Sunday August 3, 2014 5:10 pm|
|By: CTuttle Saturday August 2, 2014 7:59 am|
When a prominent Israeli pens an OpEd entitled: When Genocide is Permissable, let’s take a gander at the actual Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide…
|By: DSWright Friday August 1, 2014 6:54 am|
Having a ceasefire that included military occupation to search for tunnels was never really going to work, was it? Yesterday a 72 hour cease fire was announced by Israel and Hamas, but less than four hours into the cease fire fighting resumed with at least 27 Palestinians dead and 100 injured from an Israeli attack in the town of Rafah after the ceasefire started. Both sides had sent delegates to Egypt in hopes of discussing a more comprehensive peace deal, but those talks appear to be stalled now.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday July 31, 2014 12:25 pm|
Politicians from the Democratic Party in the United States have expressed fervent support for Israel’s assault on Gaza, even going so far as to sponsor multiple resolutions which demonstrate unwavering solidarity and appropriate more funds for weapons and the US-funded missile defense system known as Iron Dome. This support has worked to ensure that the political climate discourages condemnation for war crimes, which Israel now seems to be committing on a daily basis.
Many of the comments in this story could easily have come from the mouths of Republicans. There simply is no political opposition in Congress to the ongoing war in Gaza. In fact, many Democrats are cheering Israel to “finish the job” and “restore the quiet” by doing whatever it takes.
|By: DSWright Monday July 28, 2014 6:45 am|
In yet another embarrassing moment for Meet The Press, David Gregory was caught using Israeli government video claiming to show rockets being fired from a UN school with no verification, only to have to to walk back the claim later in the show. Gregory accusingly introduced the video during an interview with UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) spokesperson Chris Gunness.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday July 25, 2014 12:50 pm|
After shelling a Gaza school run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), where Palestinian refugees were being sheltered, Israel immediately sought to blame Hamas for an attack that resulted in 15 people being killed and 200 people being wounded.
The Israeli military forces immediately claimed that “rockets launched by Hamas had landed in the Beit Hanoun area during fighting with its forces, and that those rockets may be responsible for the deaths.”
|By: Siun Tuesday July 22, 2014 12:09 pm|
Watching Operation Protective Edge move from a few air strikes to invasion and decimation of the land and people of Palestine is so reminiscent of Cast Lead and the horrors we covered then. But there’s a new theme to this round of genocide – the Israeli claim that Hamas has a huge network of tunnels enabling Hamas “terrorists” to attack Israeli locations virtually at will.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday July 18, 2014 6:46 am|
Twenty-eight more Palestinians have been killed since Israeli military forces launched a ground invasion into Gaza, according to Ma’an News Agency.
Shelling apparently killed three children when “targeted shelling” killed three children in a home in northern Gaza. The three children killed in their bedroom were: 14-year-old Ahmad Ismail Musallam, his 13-year-old sister, Alaa, and his 15-year-old brother, Muhammad
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday July 16, 2014 7:04 pm|
Four Palestinian boys, who were from the same family, were targeted and bombed by Israeli military forces while they were playing football (or soccer) on the beach. The boys were killed nearby the Al Deira hotel, where international journalists have been staying. They appeared to be targeted yet to the United States State Department the children would not have died if Hamas had accepted the ceasefire proposed yesterday.
|By: fairleft Wednesday July 9, 2014 7:03 pm|
And yet still we get obscene propaganda from the mainstream ‘news’ masquerading as a headline:
“Gaza rockets land deep in Israel as it bombards Palestinian enclave”