Tag Archives: Israel/Palestine

John Lennon — Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

John Lennon – Happy Xmas (War Is Over)  The official video for John Lennon ‘Merry Xmas (War Is Over)’   Only about 12 million views. (Not enough.) RiseUpTimes.org is a purely volunteer effort to counter mainstream corporate media that beat the drums of war. Rise Up Times covers other justice and peace issues as well, and there are […]

Nafeez Ahmed: ‘Palestine is not an environment story’ — How I was censored by The Guardian for writing about Israel’s war for Gaza’s gas

 Energy is part of the environment, wait, no it isn’t, not in Palestine anyway.    Nafeez Ahmed Medium.com  December 3, 2014    After writing for The Guardian for over a year, my contract was unilaterally terminated because I wrote a piece on Gaza that was beyond the pale. In doing so, The Guardian breached the very […]

▶In U.N. Speech, Noam Chomsky Blasts United States for Supporting Israel, Blocking Palestinian State

  Editor’s Note: On November 27, 2014 (Thanksgiving Day in the U.S.) Democracy Now! re-broadcast Noam Chomsky’s speech to the U.N and the dialog that followed in regard to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict .Today Rise Up Times posts these three videos of Professor Chomsky speaking about Israel/Palestine  conflict and solutions in honor of International Day of Solidarity with […]

Tomgram: David Vine, A Permanent Infrastructure for Permanent War

The Bases of War in the Middle East From Carter to the Islamic State, 35 Years of Building Bases and Sowing Disaster By David Vine   TomDispatch.com   November 13, 2014 An anti-war protest in 2010. (Photo: Fibonacci Blue/cc/flickr) Common Dreams Introduction by Nick Nurse  In a September address to the United Nations General Assembly, President Barack […]

Rasmea Yousef Odeh goes to trial: Interview with her lawyers

NLG attys. Michael Deutsch and Jim Fennerty are representing ‪#‎RasmeaOdeh‬, whose trial begins Tues. Listen to their interview with WBEZ Worldview, which broadcast today: “There’s a basic injustice in this case which is founded on FBI and US government surveillance and repression of people who are engaged in First Amendment activity,” Deutsch said. ‪#‎Justice4Rasmea‬ WBEZ’s […]

Hannah Friedstein: Israeli vs. Jewish, Zionism vs. Judaism, Anti-Semitism vs. Anti-Zionism

The effort to create and maintain a Jewish state is a political movement, not a religious movement. Modern Zionism is a political movement that calls for a “Jewish” state, not a nation for all its citizens.    Hannah Friedstein    Mondoweiss.net   October 23, 2014 An open letter to Birthright participants past, present, and future: My name is Hannah Friedstein […]

▶ Gaza Under Siege – Eva Bartlett on Reality Asserts Itself Part 2

Eva Bartlett, Human Rights Advocate and Journalist talks about her experiences living in Gaza 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 us on Twitter at Rise Up Times (@touchpeace). Published […]

C.J. Polychroniou Interviews Noam Chomsky: Can Civilization Survive “Really Existing Capitalism”?

 One of the most respected mainstream US Middle East analysts, former CIA operative Graham Fuller, recently wrote that “I think the United States is one of the key creators of [ISIS]. The United States did not plan the formation of ISIS, but its destructive interventions in the Middle East and the war in Iraq were […]

Evergreene Digest: American warmongers’ fatal conceit — The massive insecurity behind their calls for blood

The neoconservative “do something” crowd are really “Know Nothings” — and fatally misread the decade after 9/11 Forgetting Cheney’s Legacy of Lies Elias Isquith, Salon Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 | In the inaugural post for his new blog at the Intercept, former Washington Post reporter and Huffington Post bureau chief Dan Froomkin makes an argument […]

▶ Bill Maher shredded by Glenn Greenwald on US intervention in Muslim countries

Bill Maher is taken apart by Glenn Greenwald for trying to absolve the US from any responsibility for the mass slaughter and destruction in Muslim countries 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 […]

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 […]

Ann Wright: Renowned World Leaders and Activists Say “Don’t Give Up!”

“If you take action, you can be a greater peace with yourself and your own conscience”  — Archbishop Desmond Tutu By Ann Wright (about the author)  OpEdNews.com  September 5, 2014   The Elders  (image by Ann Wright) The Elders are a group of leaders who were brought together in 2007 by Nelson Mandela to use their […]

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 […]

Sonali Kolhatkar: South Africa’s Apartheid, Israeli Occupation Will End—It Is Only a Matter of Time

 “Many have drawn comparisons between Israeli occupation and South African apartheid. Such comparisons are instructive, not only as a moral gauge but in terms of offering solutions to the current crisis.”  By Sonali Kolhatkar  truthdig.com  August 14, 2014  A Palestinian boy holds an umbrella as he rests in front of the damaged Nada Towers in […]

Giles Fraser in Tel Aviv: Against the war: the movement that dare not speak its name in Israel

Vocal opposition to the war in Gaza can be hard to express in Israel, where campaigner Gideon Levy says people ‘leave their liberalism’ at the 1967 border Giles Fraser in Tel Aviv  The Guardian, Wednesday 6 August 2014 Thousands of people gathered in Tel Aviv to protest against attacks on Gaza, 26 July 2014. Photograph: […]

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 […]

▶ Israel vs Palestine – feat. DAM & Norman Finkelstein [RAP NEWS 24]

A quick look through satire at key issues re Palestine/Israel. Published on Apr 24, 2014 RAP NEWS 24: ISRAEL & PALESTINE [S02:E04]. Decades of failed peace talks have led nowhere; but do not lose hope just yet. Join Robert Foster as he attempts to host the first ever Middle East Peace Raps, using rhyme and reason to […]

Bryan Van Hulst: Palestine — The Pulse of Third World Revolt

As Israel commits genocide in Gaza, Palestine opens up wounds of colonial trauma connecting Third World people in their struggles with racial injustice, colonial occupation and imperial domination across borders. In song and protest, Third World solidarity with Palestine is imagining a de-colonial liberation that makes other worlds possible. By Bryan Van Hulst  Truthout.org  | Op-Ed […]

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 […]