Israel has discerning taste in news: it prefers headlines that make Palestinians sound like instigators and terrorists – and when they don’t, a few well-placed phone calls or tweets will usually do the trick. Mainstream media lives in Israel’s pocket. Alternative news sources are the lifeblood of truth, especially when it comes to the Israel/Palestine issue.
Israeli water policy is diabolical: the water table beneath the West Bank is being siphoned off by Israel and rationed to Palestinian farmers, sold at exorbitant prices; Israeli soldiers destroy water pipes and greenhouses; Israel walls off the Jordan River itself from Palestinian use; and water is piped away from refugee camps into illegal settlements.
Amid all this injustice, Palestinians carry on with patience and dignity. To exist is to resist.
The luxury of evacuation: a form of Jewish privilege based on the myth of Israeli vulnerability, while Gazans suffer and die
Evacuation is another form of Jewish Israeli privilege, based on the myth of vulnerability (Israel’s borders are secure) and existential threat (Israel has one of the most powerful armies in the world, and is in no danger of annihilation).
Overnight on August 8-9, Israeli warplanes bombed the Water and Sanitation system for al-Mughraqa City in Gaza.
In recent weeks, Israel has targeted unarmed protesters, medics, journalists, & children, but also symbols of Palestinian art and culture, incl. 5-story Al-Meshal Cultural Center.
Though in the past 4 months Israel has killed over 160 Palestinians & Hamas has killed 2 Israelis, Israel felt it was time for an all-out airstrike against Gaza. At least 140 bombs were dropped, killing a pregnant mother, 23, and her 18 month old daughter…
Israeli settlers – protected by military – demolished 2 homes on a church compound, although the owner had a court order protecting the property, & his belongings were still inside.
Water and freedom are commodities that Palestinians are sorely lacking. Israel is building barricades in the sea, shooting at fishermen, and denying access to fresh water.
Israel’s government is withholding medical exit permits from Gazans as a bargaining chip to get IDF soldier Hadar Goldin’s remains back from Hamas.
Divinia Levrini describes how flotilla activists were treated in prison: withholding of medical treatment, beatings, “mind games,” strip searching, theft, & death threats.
Gaza desperately needs power for fresh water production. The EU donated a new solar energy field to do the job, but Israeli restrictions keep it from being used.
International Criminal Court Reaches Out to Palestinian Victims as War Crimes Case Enters Pre-Trial Phase
The ICC is set to begin pre-trial actions for Israeli crimes committed in the occupied Palestinian territories since June 13, 2014. But the presiding judge has already ruled once in favor of Israel… is the fix in?
It’s odd that no US media outlets have reported on this major legal development… An Israeli news report said that if a formal investigation commenced it would be “a dramatic step which would impact Israel’s status in the international community.”
College campuses are being hit by militant, often anonymous anti-BDS campaigns. Some of them are so rough, they’re even making pro-Israel Jews uncomfortable. The list of Jewish groups that do anti-BDS work on campuses is bafflingly long. A partial tally includes StandWithUs, AEPi, CAMERA, the David Project, the David Horowitz Freedom Center, Jerusalem U, AIPAC, Sheldon Adelson’s Maccabee Task Force, and the Zionist Organization of America. The total amount of American Jewish and Israeli government funds flooding the anti-BDS effort is easily in the tens of millions of dollars each year…
1st half of 2018, 25 Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces – each posed no threat; Israeli Supreme Court stands behind the killings, which contravene intl law.
Palestinian poet and Israeli citizen Dareen Tatour was sentenced to 5 months in prison for posting a poem titled ‘Resist, my people resist them’ on social media.