Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has moved to join the International Criminal Court (ICC) in order to pursue war crimes cases against Israel. The Associated Press reported on December 31: At the international court, the Palestinians could seek to have Israeli military or political figures prosecuted for alleged crimes involving settlement construction on occupied lands or [...]
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday January 1, 2015 2:13 pm|
|By: Ben Norton Sunday November 23, 2014 4:00 pm|
According to a new report by the independent, non-governmental, human rights organization the Palestinian Prisoners Club (PPC), at least 600 Palestinian children have been arrested in Jerusalem alone in the past five months. Of these, roughly 40% were sexually abused.
This horrific, grotesque abuse is not the only crime of which the Israeli military is guilty. Israeli Occupation Forces are not supposed to engage in night and predawn raids, but they regularly conduct them. Israeli law says that minors undergoing investigation are supposed to be accompanied by their guardians, yet Israel virtually never allows this.
|By: CTuttle Friday November 21, 2014 6:50 pm|
Columbia Prof. Rashid Khalidi is dead-on with his assertion that we’re the biggest enablers to Israel’s illegal occupation…!
|By: DSWright Monday November 10, 2014 3:53 pm|
Two billionaires – one aligned with the Democratic Party, one aligned with the Republican Party – had a surprisingly frank discussion Sunday before the Israeli-American Council. The billionaires, Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban, support different parties but both agree that the US must be closely aligned with Israel and feel President Obama has not done enough.
Billionaire Haim Saban has been a major supporter of the Democratic Party and is expected to be one of Hillary Clinton’s patrons should she decide to run for president in 2016. Billionaire Sheldon Adelson is a major supporter of the Republican Party and played a significant role in the 2012 Republican Party presidential primary and is expected to do so again this cycle.
|By: DSWright Thursday October 30, 2014 4:17 pm|
So much for cooler heads prevailing. In response to a story where an anonymous Obama Administration official called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “chickenshit”, an Israeli official has gone on the record to trash the United States under President Obama. Moshe Feiglin, one of the Deputy Speakers of the Knesset and head of the Manhigut Yehudit faction of the ruling Likud Party, said if President Obama did not “distance himself” from the negative comment about Netanyahu the US will become a third world country.
Feiglin represents the ascendent right wing of Israeli politics that is quickly gaining power more and more power. The real threat to Netanyahu’s leadership is from his right flank.
|By: CTuttle Monday October 6, 2014 8:00 pm|
Once again Bibi is lying through his teeth, let’s delve into some of his asinine assertions…
|By: CTuttle Monday September 29, 2014 8:00 pm|
Seriously, why won’t Abu Mazen sign the Rome Statute…?
|By: Attaturk Wednesday September 17, 2014 1:30 am|
Oh oh, somebody said something clearly accurate and on point…WE…CANNOT…HAVE…THAT!
|By: CTuttle Friday September 12, 2014 6:50 pm|
Israeli Unit 8200 Intelligence Reservists Boycott “Intrusive” Spying On Palestinians
“Dozens of Israeli reservists with an elite intelligence unit have refused to take part in spying activities on Palestinians, denouncing the military’s intrusive security policies in an open letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and armed forces chiefs.”
|By: DSWright Monday September 1, 2014 9:15 am|
Butchering Gaza was not enough. As punishment for the kidnapping and killing of three Israelis, Israel’s Civil Administration in the West Bank has decided to take a large amount of Palestinian land for a new settlement to be called Gvaot. The land being taken represents the largest land appropriation in the West Bank in 30 years according to Peace Now, a group that monitors Israeli settlement activity. Five Palestinian villages in the Bethlehem area will be effected by the land grab.