Some UK politicians have had it with Israel’s disregard for the rights of children. 6 yrs after a report on “Israel’s widespread and systematic ill-treatment” of Palestinian children, next to nothing has improved. But the UK voted against an Israeli accountability resolution at the UN Human Rights Council last March.
Double standard: Every day in the occupied Palestinian territories brings invasion, abduction, and destruction of Palestinian property – by the government that will not even tolerate a Gazan coming within 300 meters of Israel’s border fence.
This report from the UN OCHA-oPt details the number killed & injured during the Great March of Return, discloses Gaza’s struggle to deal with casualties, & itemizes its critical needs – medical personnel, medicine, access to treatment, & staff to help with documentation, legal issues, and mental health counseling.
Israeli police got caught teaching kids how to shoot Palestinians. Police & school staff claim they “noticed” they’d hung up pictures of people in kuffiyehs for target practice, and removed them before any children saw them. The Israeli education minister called it a “serious mishap.” This isn’t the first such incident.
The Forward courageously reminds American Jews of the Nakba, the slogans & symbols of the Jewish project that enabled mass expulsion & ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people – & the policies that enable it today. Their hope (and IAK’s) is that pro-Israel communities will honestly confront the facts & seek justice.
Trump’s motive in exiting the Iran deal may have been to trash yet another piece of Obama’s legacy, but the target was more than just the deal: it was Iran. Netanyahu hopes US sanctions will cause a deepening economic crisis in Iran and ultimately regime change – a small-scale version of the disintegration of the USSR.
A star-studded list of generals and spy chiefs – US & Israeli – agree that the US should stay in JCPOA. But a reality star, a radical, an Arab man-child, & a politician who has been crying wolf about Iran since 1992, these guys carry the day. Trump & Co. don’t want peace & safety. They want war with Iran.
Israel is targeting and killing children in the Gaza March – with vocal support from its leaders. Encourage your legislator to cosponsor Rep. Betty McCollum’s H.R. 4391, the “Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children.”
Counterterrorism expert Philip Giraldi refutes the claims made by Sec’y of State Mike Pompeo about Iran, Syria, Yemen, Gaza etc. during Pompeo’s whirlwind visit to the Middle East
The New Yorker reports that an Israeli firm ran a covert campaign to discredit Obama officials who’d backed the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Former Obama staff were contacted by undercover agents for Black Cube – the firm that Harvey Weinstein hired, & that offers access to assistance from “Israel’s élite military and governmental intelligence units.”