Tag Archives: Hamas

Chris Hedges and Norman Finkelstein on the Future of Gaza (Video)

Conversation about Gaza and Israeli Policy Toward the Palestinians

Gaza: World Condemns Killing and Maiming of Peaceful, Unarmed Palestinian Protesters. Calls to Investigate Israeli Use of Force

There have been a series of impassioned calls at the UN for restraint and independent investigations of Israel’s use of live fire against unarmed Palestinians

Chris Hedges: Max Blumenthal, Dan Cohen on ‘Killing Gaza’

A documentary of Israeli war crimes.

Hedges/Cohn | “Campaign to Exterminate Muslims” and “Gaza: Israeli Leaders Should Be Prosecuted for War Crimes”

Premeditated Use of Deadly Force Against Peaceful Protesters

Mint Press: Why Palestinian Statehood Poses Such A Threat To Israel

“Israel fears Palestine, as its existence simply denies and poses a challenge to its territorial claims. Everything Israel has done since 1948 has been toward the annihilation of Palestine. There is no tip-toeing around it. Of course Tel Aviv will oppose Palestine’s statehood claim.” By Catherine Shakdam  MintPressNews.com  December 29, 2014 Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu […]

▶ Mark Fiore: Not Equal: Gaza in Over 1000 Frames

To watch the video click on the white letters Watch on Vimeo on the blue background. from MarkFiore PLUS  ALL AUDIENCES There’s a tendency in most of the Gaza reporting to treat both sides as tough, equally-matchedadversaries.  Israel must stand up to those evil, deadly Hamas terrorists before the nation is overrun, eek!  But if the measure […]

Palestinian Loss of Land 1946 to Present

Israel to Take Over Land in West Bank in Its Biggest Seizure in 30 Years Days after a cease-fire in Gaza was agreed to by Hamas and Israel, the latter announced it was taking over 1.5 square miles of West Bank territory south of Bethlehem as “a response to the kidnapping and killing of three […]

Peter Hart: How to Decode the New York Times

 The New York Times muddies the waters about the deaths of the three Israeli teens that started the recent attacks on Gaza by Palestine… By Peter Hart  FAIR.org  September 5, 2014    It is, by many accounts, the action that caused the most recent war in Gaza: the kidnapping and murder of three young Israelis […]

Chris Marsden: Evidence of Israeli war crimes mounts as Gaza cease-fire continues

Israel’s truce with Hamas held for a second day Friday, as talks continued between the government of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and all three main Palestinian factions—including Fatah and Islamic Jihad. By Chris Marsden  wsws.org  16 August 2014 The talks, mediated by Egypt, have produced statements from all three Palestinian groups claiming that a breakthrough […]

Noam Chomsky: The Nightmare in Gaza

“There is no place in the prison of Gaza safe from Israeli sadism.” By Noam Chomsky  AlterNet  09 August 14  ReaderSupportedNews.org Amid all the horrors unfolding in the latest Israeli offensive in Gaza, Israel’s goal is simple: quiet-for-quiet, a return to the norm. For the West Bank, the norm is that Israel continues its illegal […]

Evergreene Digest: Justifying Israel’s Slaughter in Gaza

Mainstream U.S. politicians and press are engaged in their usual tolerance of Israel’s slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza, hitting the usual talking points by condemning Hamas as “terrorist” and accepting the mass killings of civilians and children with a shrug. Paul R. Pillar, Consortium News August 3, 2014 | Applying a familiar label or phrase […]

Noam Chomsky: For Gaza, ‘The Norm’ Is Devastating

 ‘We have no dignity, no pride; we are just soft targets, and we are very cheap. Either this situation really improves or it is better to just die.’ With its latest offensive, Israel’s objective is simple: to return to the status quo. An IDF paratrooper takes aim in Gaza as part of Israel’s Operation Protective […]

The Intercept: Who’s on the [government surveillance] Watchlist?

The government adds names to its databases, or adds information on existing subjects, at a rate of 900 records each day. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Rise Up Times is also on  Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr. Find […]

Mel Gurtov, PeaceVoice: Political Will is the Obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian Peace

“One of the cardinal lessons of international conflict resolution is that two warring parties will not be interested in a peaceful settlement if they believe continuing to fight is worth more than negotiating.” By Mel Gurtov  PeaceVoice  August 5, 2014 John Kerry faced this truth as he struggled to broker something more meaningful in Gaza […]

Scahill and Devereaux: Barack Obama’s Secret Terrorist-Tracking System, by the Numbers

By Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux  The Intercept  5 Aug 2014 Nearly half of the people on the U.S. government’s widely shared database of terrorist suspects are not connected to any known terrorist group, according to classified government documents obtained by The Intercept. Of the 680,000 people caught up in the government’s Terrorist Screening Database—a […]

Ed Felien: Gaza and Israel, A Bit of History, Today, and A Response

BY ED FELIEN  Southside Pride  August 4, 2014 Gaza has been Arab since the dawn of civilization.  The city of Gaza was the home of the Philistines at the time of Moses.  It was an Egyptian city with an Egyptian religion and social customs.  According to the Torah the Arabs wouldn’t let the Jews pass […]

Noam Chomsky vs. Al Franken: Behind the odd progressive divide between senators, intellectuals on Gaza

For many outside the U.S. Senate, the discovery that even progressive stalwarts such as Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Al Franken, D-Minn., voted for the resolution is more than disappointing. It does more than confirm U.S. Senate support for Israel. It pushes that statement beyond any rational or ethical or moral framework imaginable. […]

▶ Jon Snow makes heartfelt plea for the children of Gaza

The journalist and broadcaster recounts his time reporting from Gaza, and draws attention to the innocent lives lost during the conflict Telegraph  27 Jul 2014 Channel 4 broadcaster Jon Snow has spoken about his recent visit to Gaza, where he witnessed the harsh realities for many of the Palestinian children living in the strip. Subscribe […]

▶ GAZA 2014 | Jon Snow ‘annihilates’ Israeli spokesperson Mark Regev

This is the interview by Jon Snow that Jeremy Scahill refers to in his commentary on U.S. media coverage of Gaza: ▶ JEREMY SCAHILL ON U.S. MEDIA COVERAGE OF ISRAEL-GAZA CONFLICT: ‘WE’VE HIT ALL-TIME LOWS’ Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog […]

Norman Solomon: Editorial Position of the New York Times, Thumbs Up for Gaza Slaughter

 In the morally skewed universe that the Times editorial board evidently inhabits and eagerly promulgates, Hamas intends to “terrorize” Israeli citizens while Israel merely intends to accomplish military objectives by dropping thousands of tons of bombs on Palestinian people in Gaza. By NormanSolomon  Daily Kos  July 23, 2014 [This post was co-written by Abba Solomon, the […]