Downloadable fact sheet to distribute at vigils, demonstrations, etc. Since U.S. media coverage of Gaza is sparse and/or flawed, it is essential to provide people with the facts (contains clickable citations).
“Headlines from Gaza by Chris Smiley” – 5 minute video news report with powerful footage from Gaza about the Great March of Return… footage Israel won’t want people to see.
From IMEMC (updated) 30 MAR 4:14 PM The Number of Palestinians killed by Israeli army fire, Friday, has arrived to ten young men, while at least 1100 were injured. Many of the wounded Palestinians suffered serious wounds. Dr. Ashraf Al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, identified the slain Palestinians as: Jihad Ahmad…
Israeli forces have killed seven unarmed Palestinians in Gaza as thousands march for freedom and to return to their homes. The “Great March of Return” has been organized by by civil society organizations and all political factions in the besieged enclave.
The Associated Press’s news story on the upcoming Great Return March echoes Israeli talking points…
Israeli forces are mobilizing against a mass peaceful protest by Palestinian families in Gaza demonstrating for their right of return to land that Israel has confiscated for Jewish only habitation… Their demands: “to be let out from the cage you have bound them in, to fish without being shot, to return to the village that you have torn down, to travel outside the barbed wire you surround them with… The Israeli cabinet has issued a “shoot to kill” policy.
Israel’s callous disregard for Palestinian freedom to worship grows even more brazen than usual this Easter, adding to an already long list of human rights abuses. It’s business as usual under occupation.
The place where Christianity was born is defiled by a brutal military occupation that has turned a beautiful, very special historic region, precious to three religions, into a swamp of racial hatred resulting in unspeakable crimes against the indigenous population… In Britain the usual suspects again tried to destabilize Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership and damage his prospects of becoming prime minister by firing another ‘anti-Semitism’ broadside…
Richard Falk discusses critical Middle East topics, including the legality of Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem, Iran and Trump’s “special relationships” with Israel and Saudi Arabia, the future of Syria, and hope for justice in Israel-Palestine.
Canadian Jewish Federations are hardly the apolitical charity organizations they pretend to be: pouring millions into Israel, indoctrinating students, shunning pro-Palestinian positions of any kind, and petitioning for Canada to bring Africans that Israel is trying to expel. It’s time to put pressure on the Canadian government to recognize what is going on and hold CJA accountable.
“Hosanna” means “save us,” but Israeli soldiers descended on Palm Sunday worshipers anyway, grabbing Palestinian flags out of their hands in the middle of their holy procession.
Facebook continues to violate Palestinian free speech, this time by shutting down – without warning – Safa Palestinian Press Agency, a major news outlet. This in spite of the great amount of anti-Palestinian incitement on Israeli Facebook accounts, including that of justice minister Ayelet Shaked. This bowing to Israeli pressure does not bode well for other social media (or for Palestinian free speech).
Pelosi: “There is no greater political accomplishment in the 20th Century than the establishment of the State of Israel”
Democratic Congressional leader Nancy Pelosi is leading a Congressional delegation visit to Israel and Jordan. Pelosi stated: “There is no greater political accomplishment in the 20th Century than the establishment of the State of Israel.”
Newly appointed National Security Advisor John Bolton is expected to lead the rest of Trump’s hawkish team into war. It’s just a matter of time, according to Philip Giraldi, before the US will be fighting a war in which it has no actual stake for an ally with which we have no defense agreement.
The 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act created a secret “court” whose records and rulings are not available to the public, and that violates the U.S. Constitution. It is now used by the government to spy on anyone who has communicated with anyone else who has ever communicated with a foreigner.