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Israel’s Hannibal Directive

Israel’s Hannibal Directive

Hannibal’s original mandate and spirit remain. Israeli has no qualms about killing its own.

by Stephen Lendman

It’s been Israeli policy since 1986. It’s an unwritten military protocol. It was secret for many years.

In 2003, Haaretz called it “one of the most controversial operational orders” in IDF history. Three Northern Command senior officers established it.

They included NC head Major General…

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The Virtue & Necessity of Deconstructing Anti-Semitism

The Virtue & Necessity of Deconstructing Anti-Semitism

How to Criticize Israel Without Being Anti-Semitic

by Mark Green

Those of us who dare to challenge Israel’s centrality in American life are at a real disadvantage. We are disgusted by what we see, but contemporary protocol requires us to show respect and tolerance to the very people who inspire our disgust in the first place. Worse still, our tormentors have no reciprocal obligation for civility. The deck of cards in this dispute is stacked.…

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US guilty of war crimes in Palestine

US guilty of war crimes in Palestine

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv on July 23, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv on July 23, 2014

By Sam Bahour

The U.S. is not a neutral mediator in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict; it is an active participant and is guilty of the crimes being committed by Israel against Palestinians, most recently, the mass killings and destruction Israel wrought on the Gaza Strip…

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Tens of thousands remain homeless in Gaza

Tens of thousands remain homeless in Gaza

One week after a ceasefire halting an Israeli military offensive against the Gaza Strip, tens of thousands of Palestinians remain displaced, sheltered in United Nations schools and other facilities.

Palestinian brothers sit on the rubble of their house in front of an apartment block in part of the northern Beit Hanun district of the Gaza Strip. (MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinian brothers sit on the rubble of their house in front of an apartment block in part of the northern Beit Hanun district of the Gaza Strip. (MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

By Joe Catron

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Did Israel commit war crimes in Rafah?

Did Israel commit war crimes in Rafah?

Amid fear that Hamas had captured an Israeli soldier, the Israeli military sealed civilians in the Rafah area and began shelling on Aug. 1, 2014. The Israeli military confirmed that Rafah residents were barred from leaving the area, but declined comment on the war crime allegations. No more room: Babies' bodies have been crammed into an ice cream freezer in Rafah's morgue, which ran out of room for bodies amid an infrastructure crisis

No more room: Babies’ bodies have been crammed into an ice cream freezer in Rafah’s morgue, which ran out of room…

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Gaza War Postmortems

Expect long denied Palestinian injustice to persist. Expect future Israeli aggression. Expect Palestinians blamed for its crimes.

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by Stephen Lendman

Israel’s Operation Protective Edge (OPE) was well-planned premeditated aggression.

It had nothing to do with Hamas rockets. It wasn’t about crushing Palestine’s legitimate government.

Israel needs enemies. When none exist, they’re invented. They’re…

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The real face of Israel army

The real face of Israel army

In civilian life, anyone suspected of manslaughter or murder is immediately arrested, with an investigation coming later. In the IOF the opposite is true.

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Khalil Anati was from the Al-Fawar refugee camp in the southern part of the West Bank; a soldier in an armored jeep shot him in the back with a live round and killed him as he was running home. He was 10 years old. Mohammed Al-Qatari was a…

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Gaza Ceasefire: Hold the Cheers

Gaza Ceasefire: Hold the Cheers

It’s just a matter of time before Israeli rampaging repeats. Expect Palestinians to be blamed for its crimes like always.

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by Stephen Lendman

Last Monday, both sides agreed to open-ended ceasefire terms. Peace talks will resume in Cairo within a month.

Terms agreed on include opening border crossings, “enabl(ing) the rapid entry of humanitarian aid,” as well as construction supplies for…

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Another No-Peace Ceasefire
What goes around, comes around. It’s just a matter of time. Israel deplores peace. Its entire history reflects conflict.

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by Stephen Lendman

Its premeditated aggression follows relative calm followed by ceasefires followed by more conflict.

The pattern repeats with disturbing regularity. It’s been this way for decades. It’s no different this time. Believing otherwise is pure fantasy.

It bears…

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Palestine & Israel Magazine (Update #15)
Israel war crimes - ICC is not living up to its mandate

Israel war crimes – ICC is not living up to its mandate

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By Dr Cesar Chelala

The 1998 Rome Statute, the International Criminal Court’s founding charter, states that one of the critical ICC’s tasks is that “the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole must not go unpunished”. However, under pressure from the US and the European Community, the ICC has avoided opening an investigation into alleged war crimes in Gaza. By…

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Israel v. Palestine: MSM Unreported Truths

Israel v. Palestine: MSM Unreported Truths

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by Stephen Lendman

On Tuesday, Israel’s Operation Protective Edge aggression entered day 51. Mass slaughter and destruction continue.

MSM scoundrels largely lost interest. Killing Palestinians no longer matters. Justifiable outrage is absent.

So-called halted US arms shipments to Israel two weeks ago was head fake deception. Deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said no change in US…

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Gaza War Fringes: Israel Annuls British Law on Arabic Language

Gaza War Fringes: Israel Annuls British Law on Arabic Language

While a Gaza War long-term ceasefire is being announced by all actors except Israel, the Knesset announced on August 26, 2014, a new law abolishing Arabic as an official language in Israel. Hebrew_Arabic_English_road_signs Opportunist Occupier

Without a Constitution limiting it, the Israeli Parliament can pass any law it wishes. A system of Basic Laws was designed by the Knesset to function as a quasi-constitution; however, it…

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Israeli Teens Gripped by Virulent Racism

Israeli Teens Gripped by Virulent Racism

A peek into tomorrow’s Israel…

“For me, personally, Arabs are something I can’t look at and can’t stand,” a 10th-grade girl from a high school in the central part of the country says in abominable Hebrew. “I am tremendously racist. I come from a racist home. If I get the chance in the army to shoot one of them, I won’t think twice.”

Israeli Teens Gripped by Virulent Racism

Book Details Spread of Anti-Arab Hatred in Schools

By Or Kashti

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Fascism Grips Israel
Creeping fascism threatens Jews and non-Jews alike. So does the scourge of Zionism. It made Israel a killing machine. Palestinians bear the brunt of its barbarism.

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by Stephen Lendman

Zeev Sternhell is an Israeli historian, political scientist and outspoken critic of emerging Israeli fascism.

Signs reached a peak during Operation Protective Edge, he says. Democracy granting equality to everyone…

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