Whitewashing Israeli War Crimes, the NYT Turns its Back on Survivors and Critics

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So it’s settled, according to The New York Times: Israel was not at fault in a strike that killed 10 civilians near a United Nations school in the 2014 assault on Gaza, nor was it guilty of breaking the law in other instances that left innocent victims dead during that conflict.

This, at least, is what the Israeli military claims, and in a one-sided story in the Times this week, Isabel Kershner takes the Israeli military findings at face value, never questioning its conclusions or seeking commentary from outside sources.

She opens her piece with a summary of the military’s own account of the strike on the school, recounting it as established fact without attribution. Kershner goes on to say that the army also declared itself innocent of deliberately causing civilian deaths in two other attacks during the 51-day offensive: a strike on the Bureij refugee camp and the death…

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“The Awful Clarity” of Israeli Oppression Becomes Murky Spin in the NYT

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When writer Michael Chabon visited the West Bank city of Hebron earlier this year, the brutal reality of the Israeli occupation hit him with force. During an interview with the Forward, he appeared “visibly jarred,” and he pulled no punches in describing his reaction.

“Once you see for yourself,” he said, “it is pretty obvious, I think, to any human being with a heart and a mind, it is pretty clear what to feel about it. It is the most grievous injustice I have ever seen in my life.”

His reaction echoes in the words of another author, Ben Ehrenreich, who recently published a book about the occupation, “The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine.” In his introduction Ehrenreich refers to “the awful clarity of the injustice,” and his book portrays Palestinian resistance under Israel’s state-sponsored system of oppression.

Both these American writers are saying that…

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Terrorists’ Attack on Damascus Restaurant and Homes: “They have no humanity and no respect for children”

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On July 25, I visited the Qamar al-Sham restaurant which on July 24 was hit by terrorist shelling, killing and injuring many of the civilians inside, including at least 2 children, one of whom was an infant.

Rebel-shells-3-688x516*photo via Al Masdar News

When I visited the restaurant on July 25, it had been mostly cleaned up of debris, but still stank of blood. While the media reports I’ve seen have varied (early reports saying five had been murdered and others saying eight victims) the employees said eleven civilians were killed, including the 7 year old son of one of the restaurant managers, and an infant and his mother. They said the infant’s body was found an hour after the attack, inside a small room off the main room.

DSCN4020*Room in which Riad (the mudered infant)’s body was found.

A Syrian friend, Sam Bitar, noted that the murdered…

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‘The Killing$ of Tony Blair’ – A movie

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077d7960[1]On the weekend, at the premier of The Killing$ of Tony Blair – George Gallowy, former British MP and producer-director of the film was joined by former London Mayor Ken Livingstone, and Tony Blair’s Muslim sister-in-law Lauren Booth. The movie, which cost little over two million dollars, is based on the political career of former British prime minister Tony Blair’s (1997-2007).

George Galloway called Tony Blair a mere symptom of the West’s wider malaise – an economic system run by and for the super-rich during his narration of the movie.

The movie exposes Tony Blair as one of the greatest ‘Merchants of Death’ of the last century as prime minister of United Kingdom and later as consultant to butchers who killed hundreds of thousands of Muslims in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Kosova, Bosnia, Somalia and the occupied Palestine. He allegedly makes $5 million per year for running war campaigns…

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Legal Suit Being Readied to Challenge Geoengineering

In the video above, Dane Wigington delivers a presentation on geoengineering which took place last September in Redding, California. Wigington maintains the GeoengineeringWatch.org website, and he has gotten together with a team of lawyers to form the Legal Alliance to Stop Geoengineering, or LASG.

On Monday of this week, the LASG filed a “US 60-Day Notice of Legal Action”–basically giving notice to a number of named individuals that they are about to become defendants in a lawsuit aimed at stopping the illegal spraying taking place in our skies.

The suit is expected to be filed in federal court in California within the next 60 days.

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Social Media and the Zionist Incitement !!

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“I want to revenge and kill a Palestinian” this was the post on Facebook account, so simple and straightforward.
What happened?

Ayala Hasson, an “israeli” journalist, reporter and news director in the zionist IBA News channel, has started a social media experiment in which she asked two people, a Palestinian israeli citizen from Nazareth, and a jewish israeli to post a message on their Facebook wall that they intend to kill an enemy in revenge. What happened?

Shadi Khalileh, a Palestinian resident of Nazareth, posted that he was inspired to kill a zionist occupier and he intends to do so.  Soon he received dozens of phone calls from friends and family members inquiring  what was wrong with his account, and whether his account was hacked and somebody else is posting hate speech on his wall. Also Arab Parliament members, who heard of the post, phoned his family asking how  could that…

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