Tag Archives: Israel/Palestine

Did the Left Betray Israel and Zionism? Robert Sheer Interviews Susie Linfield

RS: The governments that all attacked Israel [in the Six-Day War}…they all made peace with Israel. The only people that didn’t make peace were the Palestinians, and the Palestinians were actually occupied by these Arab governments.

Ann Wright | Standing Rock to Palestine: Eyewitness Report on U.S. Wars at Home and Abroad (Video)

Ann Wright talks about her experiences at Standing Rock, in North Korea, Gaza/Palestine, and more…

Juan Cole | Why Is Acknowledging Israeli Apartheid a Shock?

What Sanders is doing here is demolishing typical Israeli propaganda points (hasbara) wherein Israel is simply a victim of the Palestinians and in which Palestinians are demonized as Khamas and terrorists and violent and irrationally angry.

Two States

Two States [a cartoon from Jordan] Truthdig  February 16, 2017 To learn more about Rise Up Times and support Media for the People! with a donation click here. No Peace! No Justice!  Please share this post.

Rise Up Times | Articles about the Middle East

Articles about the Middle East. Click the title of each article to read the full article.  Found on the link on the RiseUpTimes.org page.  Regularly updated. Also visit the WAMM Middle East Committee website here  for information and articles. +++ +++ A few of the newer posts. US Won’t Release Text Of Secret Deal With Russia To […]

Evergreene Digest | Selected Articles: Obama’s “Humanitarian” Bombing Campaign “Against” the Islamic State (ISIS)

June 28, 2016 |  Obama’s “Humanitarian” Bombing Campaign “Against” the Islamic State (ISIS) Michel Chossudovsky, June 27 2016 The humanitarian pretext is bogus, the air strikes are illegal, extensive war crimes have been committed, Obama is no protecting civilians. The civilian deaths resulting from the air strikes are deliberate. The 2016 U.S. Election: A Possible […]

Allison Deger | Israel has demolished more Palestinian homes in first half of 2016 than all of 2015

From 2006 to June 30th of this year B’Tselem found Israel demolished more than 1,113 Palestinian homes in the West Bank, making homeless 5,199, of whom 2,602 are children.

Chris Hedges|Inside the Occupied Territories with Amira Hass (On Contact)

Chris Hedges goes inside Israel and the Occupied Territories with Amira Hass, the Haaretz Correspondent for the Occupied Territories.

Decades-Long Israeli Military Occupation Drives Palestinian Revenge Attacks (Video)

I think that this is what this attack has shown, is that while most of the political and militant leadership of the Palestinians has been assassinated in the last century, or is imprisoned, even though there isn’’t a way for Palestinians to actually unite because they’’re divided in bantustans all over the West Bank, in Gaza, and all over Israel, even though they are separated by a complex matrix of control of IDs and live under extreme discrimination inside of Israel, they will still continue to resist until they have freedom.

VIDEO | Mazin Qumsiyeh Live from Bethlehem

Excellent analysis of the situation in Palestine and the Middle East by a scholar activist.

Video: Chris Hedges, Max Blumenthal | Days of Revolt: The 51 Day War

Blumenthal: So the Dahiya doctrine aims to, by attacking civilians, aims to demoralize the civilian population until they assent to the West Bank model. And the people in the Gaza Strip are incredibly resilient. They almost unanimously support resisting the occupation.

VIDEO: Is Palestine the Exception to Free Speech Rights in the U.S.?

In 2014, Palestine Legal—a nonprofit legal and advocacy organization supporting Palestine activism—responded to 152 incidents of censorship, punishment, or other burdening of advocacy for Palestinian rights and received 68 additional requests for legal assistance in anticipation of such actions.

Video | Chris Hedges: ISIS, The New Israel

In this episode of Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges and Sabah Alnasseri discuss how US foreign policy and class struggle created the conditions for the rise of ISIS, and compare ISIS’s colonialist strategies to those of the Israeli independence movement in Palestine.

VIDEO: Palestinian Flag Is Raised at United Nations Headquarters

The Palestinian flag was raised at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Wednesday for the first time. In this video from The Guardian, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the move signals to the international community that “Palestinian statehood is achievable.”   The Guardian video can be viewed https://embed.theguardian.com/embed/video/world/video/2015/sep/30/palestinian-flag-raised-united-nations-headquarters-video” target=”_blank”>here. In June, the Vatican […]

Chris Hedges: Where Is Our Jeremy Corbyn?

Hedges: I will not support a politician who sells out the Palestinians and panders to the Israel lobby any more than I will support a politician who refuses to confront the bloated military and arms industry or white supremacy and racial injustice. The Palestinian issue is not a tangential issue. It is an integral part of Americans’ efforts to dismantle our war machine, the neoliberal policies that see austerity and violence as the primary language for speaking to the rest of the world, and the corroding influence of money in the U.S. political system.

9/11| Breaking the Cycle: How to Build Sustainable Peace Using the Contact Theory

Article: Contact Theory works best when it is applied to youth and children’s peace building programs. The change in attitudes and beliefs, which happens in the formative stage of a young person’s life, creates the conditions necessary for youth to form lasting relationships built on mutual trust and respect. Sustainable peace is rooted in relationships that maintain a sense of connectedness, trust, and the ability to communicate in a nonviolent manner.

▶ RT: Julian Assange on The US Empire, Plans on Overthrowing Assad, The WikiLeaks Files

Afshin Rattansi goes underground with the world’s most wanted publisher – the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange. He has just co-authored a book – the WikiLeaks Files, and it paints a picture of systemic US torture and killing as well as the destruction of the lives and livelihoods of billions of people right around the […]

Diane Johnstone: Turning the Cradle of Civilization Into its Graveyard

Johnstone: Western leaders share major responsibility for making much of the world unfit for normal human habitation. And so far, they are getting away with it. The massive refugee crisis swamping Europe is just the beginning of the troubles that these unscrupulous leaders have brought on their own countries.

WAMM: The Truth About the Assault on Gaza

Richard Falk: For 51 days between July 7 and August 26, 2014, Israel carried out its third major military assault (2008-09; 2012; 2014) on Gaza in the past six years. This last one, code named Operation Protective Edge by the Israeli army, was the most vicious…

Richard Silverstein: It’s Time To Hold Israel, Israelis and American Zionists Financially Responsible For Terrorism

Silverstein: Press reports this week speak of an imminent deal in which Israel and Turkey would resolve their differences, resume diplomatic relations and Israel would end the siege against Gaza. It’s not known what the final outcome will be regarding damages, but certainly Israel will be forced to acknowledge responsibility for the attack and pay compensation to the victims.