Israel wants a state of permanent war

The irony that Israel, which is a nuclear menace and major aggressor in the Middle East region, portrays itself as a victim of its neighbours cannot be overstated. To legitimise the state of permanent war, Israel sought early on to portray its citizens as actual or potential victims of wars and persecution inflicted by Palestinian resistance and Arab states, which in turn necessitated Israel’s use of permanent war and persecution as “retaliation”.

Ha’aretz: This Filmmaker Dares to Question the Figure of 6 Million Jewish Victims in WWII

A major Israeli newspaper reports on a new documentary by an Israeli filmmaker that investigates how many Jews were killed by the Nazis. A staff member at Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Center told him the ‘6 million’ was ‘not a precise number.’ Israeli scholars say: “The importance of this number long ago exceeded the issue of historical accuracy.” Among scholars the number is constantly changing. Meanwhile, Israel today passed a UN resolution that calls for member states & social media companies to censor the issue, and governments are expected to enforce it…

Israel’s new secret document still fails to tie Palestinian NGOs to ‘terrorism’

+972 and Local Call have obtained the latest report sent from Israel to foreign diplomats in a fresh attempt to justify outlawing six Palestinian civil society groups. The document, which is full of unsubstantiated claims, has left EU leaders unconvinced. Europe continues to stand with Palestinian NGOs.

Palestinian children held in solitary confinement by Israel surges

An investigation by Military Court Watch indicates that the number of Palestinian child prisoners currently held by Israel in solitary confinement has surged to between 100 to 200 each year. Many of the youths are beaten and at least one was sexually assaulted. The impact has included attempted suicide and head banging against metal cell doors while begging to be released… the detailed report includes 45 testimonies…

Palestinian senior citizen dies after hit-and-run by Israeli police

On January 5th, an Israeli tow truck escorted by a police vehicle hit Suleiman Hathaleen and dragged him several meters. Then both Israeli vehicles fled. Official Israeli narrative of the incident doesn’t even mention that a Palestinian had been struck. Hathaeen died Sunday of his injuries. His death was just the latest incident in a long, revealing story…