Archive for September, 2014

Israel’s Netanyahu Warns Against ‘Militant Islam’

Press Release – UN News

29 September 2014 From the podium of the General Assembly today Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the world of the grave threat he said it faced from militant Islams desire to dominate the planet, be they Sunni extremists or … Read more »

Not a Single Child Untouched by Recent Gaza Conflict

Press Release – UN News

Palestinian children weep at the funeral for their loved ones in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip (15 July 2014). Credit: UNICEF/El Baba Read more »

A Geopolitical Pawn Named ‘ISIS’

Article – Abukar Arman

The mere mention of the name ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or Sham) frightens Muslims and no-Muslims senseless, and there are plenty of reasons for that. But, who are they, and where does their campaign of terror lead to? Read more »

Blood Bucket Challenge at Yad Vashem

Press Release – Jews Against Genocide

Jews Against Genocide held memorials for the victims of Israel’s recent genocidal attack on Gaza during which the speakers poured buckets of blood like liquid over themselves at Yad Vashem holocaust museum in Jerusalem, the US embassy in Tel Aviv, … Read more »

Jihadi War in Sinai

Article – INSS Insight

Terrorist activity by Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis has increased in recent weeks. Presumably the organizations growing activity in Sinai, which is spilling over into Egyptian cities, is affected by the tightening of its relations with non-Egyptian terrorist … Read more »

Uri Avnery: Also after harsh words, Abbas remains partner

Press Release – Gush Shalom

“President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) was and remains a partner for peace, the best partner which Israel could find also and especially after his speech at the UN,” said former Knesset Member Uri Avnery of Gush Shalom, the Israeli Peace … Read more »

Congress, the Law and the Strikes on Iraq and Syria

Article – Binoy Kampmark

Congress, the Law and the Strikes on Iraq and Syria By Binoy Kampmark 26 September 2014 Read more »

Two Young Palestinians Arrested And Abused

Press Release – International Solidarity Movement

Monday afternoon in Hebron, two young Palestinian men were arrested and abused north of Qeitun after being falsely accused of stone throwing. Read more »

Street Scenes from a Damascus Neighborhood

Article – Franklin Lamb

Changes are underway in Damascuss suburban neighborhoods. In some of these neighborhoods there are few families leftonly fighters. But in others, residents are trickling back in (or in some cases never even left) despite the danger. Here in these areas, … Read more »

Delivering the wrong message about Australian Muslims

Article – Syed Atiq ul Hassan

Delivering the wrong message about Australian Muslims By Syed Atiq ul Hassan 26 September 2014 Read more »

Mass Murder in the Mediterranean: Mohammed’s Story

by the Al Rantisi Family
Source: Middle East Monitor

Mohammed Al Rantisi (right) with his friend and business partner Sajed (left). Their business was destroyed by five missiles from Israeli F16s.

Mohammed Al Rantisi (right) with his friend and business partner Sajed (left). Their business was destroyed by five missiles from Israeli F16s.

Over 400 asylum seekers, including 100 children, were drowned in international waters on their way to Italy after the boat they were travelling on was rammed on 10 September, 2014 by people-smugglers angry because the migrants refused to transfer to a smaller boat.

As a report into the mass murder by human rights organisation EuroMid says, the travellers from the Gaza Strip, Syria, Egypt and Sudan had been promised a safe journey to Europe on a secure and comfortable ship.

One of them was our son and brother, Mohammed Al Rantisi, a 23 year old Management and Technology graduate heading to Europe in search of a brighter future. His favourite song was a message of farewell. Read more »

Nakhwa without Borders: Gaza and the End of ‘Arab Gallantry’

Article – Ramzy Baroud

By Ramzy Baroud On its own the Arabic word al-Nakhwa, means gallantry. Combined with the word al-Arabiya – Arab gallantry – the term becomes loaded with meanings, cultural and even political implications and subtext. But what is one to … Read more »

Gaza: Funding Appeal in Response to Humanitarian Needs

Press Release – ICRC

Geneva (ICRC) “After 52 days of conflict, the Gaza Strip is a shambles,” said Robert Mardini, the head of operations for the Near and Middle East at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), who just completed a mission to Israel and the … Read more »

Accountability for Israel Vital for Peace

Press Release – UN News

A young girl walks through a severely damaged street in Gaza. Photo: UNICEF/Eyad El Baba Read more »

ISIS: Bush Was Right

Article – David Swanson

Finally, somebody commenting on the state of Iraq thinks George W. Bush got something right. Turns out it’s ISIS. In the new hour-long ISIS-produced film about how nice it is to die for ISIS — Flames of War: Fighting Has Just Begun — Bush is quoted: … Read more »

U.S. Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

Article – John Stanton

U.S. Treasurys Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence: Using Tax Exempt Groups to Sanction Russia and Iran, Distort U.S. Policy By John Stanton 23 September 2014 Read more »

After ‘Protective Edge’: What Future for Palestine and Israel

by Richard Falk
Source: Global Justice in the 21st Century

The 50-day Israeli military operation that killed over 2100 Palestinians, wounded another 11,000, and undoubtedly traumatized the entire Gazan population of 1.7 million also took the lives of 70 Israelis, of which 65 were soldiers. This last violent encounter has ended without a clear victory for either side. Despite this, Israel and Hamas are each insisting that ‘victory’ was achieved. Israel points to the material results, tunnels and rocket sites destroyed, targeted assassinations completed, and the overall weakening of Hamas capacity to launch an attack. Hamas, for its part, claims political gains, becoming far stronger politically and psychologically in both Gaza and the West Bank than before the fighting began, refusing to give in on the basic Israeli demand of the ‘demilitarization’ of Gaza, as well as further tarnishing Israel’s international reputation. Read more »

Human Rights Group Investigates, Calls for International Action in Response to Sinking of Boat Carrying Asylum Seekers

Report
Euromid Observer for Human Rights

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Executive Summary

On 15 September, 2014, more than 400 asylum seekers from the Gaza Strip, Syria, Egypt and Sudan were drowned in international waters on their way to Italy through the deliberate acts of unscrupulous smugglers who had promised safe passage in return for exorbitant fees.

Euromid Observer for Human Rights, a nonprofit organization based in Geneva and the Gaza Strip, conducted the first investigation of the incident and the events that led up to and followed the mass killing. The organization concludes, among other recommendations, that a comprehensive and coordinated investigation must be launched by the relevant governments, including Egypt, the origin for the ill-fated trip; Malta, whose navy was involved in the emergency follow-up to the catastrophe; and Italy, the refugees’ hoped-for destination. Read more »

Israeli Incremental Genocide…

Article – Jamal Kanj

It goes without saying that Gaza has taught the Israeli military a new lesson: the days of swift Israeli wars are over. While mostly one-sided, Israel has never before fought a war that lasted 50 days. The Palestinians (besieged by brothers and foes) … Read more »

Israel’s policy of incremental genocide continues

Article – Redress Information

It goes without saying that Gaza has taught the Israeli military a new lesson: the days of swift Israeli wars are over. While mostly one-sided, Israel has never before fought a war that lasted 50 days. The Palestinians (besieged by brothers and foes) … Read more »

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