Israeli warplanes continue to pummel Gaza, Health Ministry now reporting a death toll of 87 Palestinians – 18 of them children – and 530 wounded. Israeli casualties largely unchanged: 7 deaths, several dozen injuries. Biden administration blocks UN statement aimed at reducing violence. Journalism groups condemn Israel’s targeting of journalists.
Bloomberg: Fanatic pro-Israel billionaire trying to buy US Presidency
Michael Bloomberg – The 9th richest person in the world – is buying his way into the Dem campaign, and the DNC is permitting it, even though Bloomberg flip flops between being a Democrat, a Republican, and an independent… He’s a fervent Israel advocate who puts Israel above US law. In 2014 he flew to Israel to support Israel’s ruthless assault on Gaza that killed masses of children – & defied the FAA’s flight ban to do it…
UN publishes list of companies with ties to Israeli settlements
The UN has published a list of 112 companies with business ties to Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories (which are illegal under international law), including Expedia, TripAdvisor, Airbnb, Booking.com, and Motorola Solutions. See the list…
Experts: Israeli System Constitutes Apartheid, Crime against Humanity
Professors Richard Falk and Virginia Tilley provide detailed reports confirming that Israel is perpetrating “apartheid,” a crime against humanity. Those desiring peace must abandon an illusory “two-state solution” with its focus on the occupation, and instead address the fundamental obstacle to peace: Israel’s racist system. The papers were presented at the launch of a new international network, The 1st Global Conference on Israeli Apartheid. (Includes videos of their speeches)
One million face hunger in Gaza after Israel’s 12-year blockade
The UN warns that a million men, women, & children in Gaza face starvation following the Trump administration’s cuts to Palestinian refugee aid, Israel’s 12-year siege on Gaza, and the IDF’s repeated assaults that destroy Gaza infrastructure…
Hundreds of Gaza protesters shot by Israeli forces risk limb amputation
Israeli soldiers have shot 7,000 demonstrators in Gaza over the past year with live ammunition. A top UN official warns that 1,700 of them have shattered limbs that may need to be amputated if Gaza doesn’t receive emergency medical help. Already, over 120 people have had arms or legs amputated, including 20 children.
UN: Israel should face justice for crimes against humanity in Gaza
Israeli forces “have intentionally shot children. They have intentionally shot people with disabilities, they have intentionally shot journalists… We found that one person, a double amputee, was shot and killed as he sat in his wheelchair (see video). On two separate days, two people visibly walking on crutches, were shot in the head…”
Palestinian Leaders to Seek UN Sanctions After Israel Passes Nation-state Law
Palestinian leaders will seek help from UN legal authorities – in the form, hopefully of sanctions a la South Africa.
The humanitarian impact of Israeli settlements in Hebron city
A new UN factsheet describes the humanitarian impact of Israeli settlements in Hebron city and provides a map of the areas most affected by settlements as well as locations of checkpoints and other obstacles.
The Real Story of How Israel Was Created (It wasn’t the UN)
Israel and its partisans have been celebrating Nov. 29 as the 70th anniversary of the UN partition vote that some people believe created Israel. In reality, this vote was obtained through bribes and threats, was opposed by the U.S. State Department, and has no force of law…