Archive for September, 2014

Israeli drone conference features weapons used to kill Gaza’s children

by Rania Khalek
Source: Electronic Intifada

The Hermes 900 was among the drones used to bomb Gaza in the recent offensive

The Hermes 900 was among the drones used to bomb Gaza in the recent offensive

Less than one month after killing more than 2,100 Palestinians in Gaza, including more than 500 children, Israel is hosting its annual drone conference.

Organized in partnership with the US embassy in Tel Aviv, “Israel Unmanned Systems 2014” offers Israeli military firms an opportunity to flaunt the performance of their products, many of which were tested on Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip this summer.

Palestine has long served as a laboratory for Israel’s ballooning “homeland security” industry to test and perfect weapons of domination and control, with disenfranchised and stateless Palestinians serving as their lab rats. Read more »

Bring “Mediterranean mass murderers” to justice – UN Human Rights Chief

Press Release
United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Desperate phone calls from migrants on a sinking boat (not the boat in this case) indicating that passing ships ignored their pleas for help

GENEVA (19 September 2014) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday urged Egypt and other North African and European States with relevant information to make a concerted effort to bring to justice the people smugglers who allegedly deliberately sank a boat causing the deaths of between 300 and 500 refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean last week. Read more »

Special Rapporteur on Palestine First Official Mission

Press Release – United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (18 September 2014) The new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Makarim Wibisono, will undertake his first official visit to the region from 20 to 28 September. Read more »

Another Failed War to Re-Arrange the Middle East

Article – Ramzy Baroud

Convenient Genocide: Another Failed War to Re-Arrange the Middle East By Ramzy Baroud 19 September 2014 Read more »

Dr. Ashrawi Condemns Extrajudicial Executions in Gaza

Press Release – PLO

PLO Executive committee member, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, strongly condemned the unlawful executions of alleged collaborators carried out by Hamas in Gaza. She further called for a halt to all measures and practices that contravene the Basic Law, international … Read more »

Foreign Affairs as Opera Buffa: The Fight Against Isis

Article – John Chuckman

Foreign Affairs as Opera Buffa: The Global Fight Against Isis By John Chuckman 18 September 2014 Read more »

Detention Conditions of Palestinians Arrested by Israelis

Press Release – Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

PCHR Follows up Detention Conditions of Palestinians Arrested by Israeli Forces in Latest Offensive on the Gaza Strip Read more »

When Black Things Propel Us: ‘Deep State’ Power Crimes

Article – Snoopman News

USA. Its propaganda was always slicker than the Nazis. It has decades more experience in terrorism than Al Qaeda. And now it comes first in the world for state mass surveillance too. Read more »

43 Million People Kicked Out of Their Homes

Article – David Swanson

Well, maybe not so much for the 43 million people whove been driven out of their homes and remain in a precarious state as internally displaced persons (24 million), refugees (12 million), and those struggling to return to their homes. Read more »

NZ government, opposition support US war in Middle East

Article – World Socialist Web Site

New Zealand government, opposition support US war in Middle East By Tom Peters 16 September 2014 Read more »

Gaza: Renewed Urgency in West Bank

Press Release – UN News

15 September 2014 In the aftermath of the recent conflict in the Gaza Strip, a fundamental change is needed in the dynamics in the enclave, the United Nations today reported, calling also for renewed urgency in addressing the situation in the … Read more »

32 Years after the Sabra-Shatila Massacre..tensions rising

Article – Franklin Lamb

32 Years after the Sabra-Shatila Massacre Tension mounts in Lebanons teeming camps. By Franklin Lamb 16 September 2014 Read more »

Nation of Cowards

Article – John Chuckman

What else can you fairly call a people who attack a population of refugees confined to a small space surrounded on every side by fences and machine-gun towers, a population with nowhere to run? No, that is not put strongly enough. Not just attack, but use … Read more »

Meeting in a Tunnel

Article – Uri Avnery

THERE WAS this village in England which took great pride in its archery. In every yard there stood a large target board showing the skills of its owner. On one of these boards every single arrow had hit a bull’s eye. Read more »

Metro Gaza

Article – Uri Avnery

TEL AVIV has no metro. It has been discussed for decades. Successive mayors have promised it. Alas, still no metro. Read more »

Son of Death

Article – Uri Avnery

THE WAR was over. Families returned to their kibbutzim near Gaza. Kindergartens opened up again. A ceasefire was in force and extended again and again. Obviously, both sides were exhausted. Read more »

The War for Nothing

Article – Uri Avnery

On the Palestinian side: 2,143 dead, 577 of them children, 263 women, 102 elderly. 11,230 injured. 10,800 buildings destroyed. 8,000 partially destroyed. About 40,000 damaged homes. Among the damaged buildings: 277 schools, 10 hospitals, 70 mosques, … Read more »

God Wills It!

Article – Uri Avnery

FOR SIX decades my friends and I have warned our people: if we don’t make peace with the nationalist Arab forces, we shall be faced with Islamic Arab forces. Read more »

Hannibal ad Portas

Article – Uri Avnery

THE LAST war has come to an end, the next war has not yet started, so let’s use the time to speak of many things. Read more »

Physical and mental tunnels

Article – Adam Keller

On Wednesday afternoon I went into our neighborhood pizzeria and noticed that their TV was no longer tuned to the nonstop 24hour war channel. Rather, there was a nonIsraeli music channel featuring a Spanish guitar player. That evening came the … Read more »

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