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Israel ‘Strangles’ Palestinians by Suspending Energy Supplies to Gaza
On Monday, Israel further tightened its blockade on Gaza, preventing gas and fuel deliveries through its only commercial crossing. According to reports, no fuel will enter Gaza through the Kerem Shalom crossing until Sunday as Israel responds to "continued terror attempts" by Hamas, a Palestinian Islamist political organization [...]
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Israeli Knesset Strips Prime Minister, Defense Minister of Right to Start War
Until Tuesday, the two officials could have started a war without additional authorization. Israeli members of Parliament have revised earlier legislation that allowed the prime minister and minister of defense to make a decision together to start a war, according to the press service of the Knesset, Israel's parliamentary body. [...]
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Use of live fire against Palestinian protesters justified by Israel’s Supreme Court
Israel’s Supreme Court has upheld the military’s use of live ammunition against protesters in Gaza, ruling that lethal force is justified because the protesters are part of an “armed conflict” between Israel and Hamas. The court’s panel of three justices unanimously rejected a petition by Israeli and Palestinian rights [...]
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‘Killing Gaza’ with Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen
Max Blumenthal, director and writer of ‘Killing Gaza,’ and Dan Cohen, the documentary’s editor and cinematographer, discuss their new production, which details Israeli war crimes committed against the people of Gaza. [...]
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The Dark Side of Israeli Independence
On May 14, 1948, Israel declared its independence. Each May 15, Palestinians solemnly commemorate Nakba Day. Nakba means catastrophe, and that’s precisely what Israel’s independence has been for the more than 700,000 Arabs and their five million refugee descendants forced from their homes and into exile, often by horrific vi [...]
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How Long Will We Pretend Palestinians Aren’t People?
Monstrous. Frightful. Wicked. It’s strange how the words just run out in the Middle East today. Sixty Palestinians dead. In one day. Two thousand four hundred wounded, more than half by live fire. In one day. The figures are an outrage, a turning away from morality, a disgrace for any army to create. And we are supposed to be [...]
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The Donald, Vlad, and Bibi
Since at least 1945, the United States has only fought stupid wars.  Some have been stupider than others, but, with varying degrees of enthusiasm, Democrats and Republicans have supported them all.  If Trump does get an Iran War going, count on bipartisan support for it too, though, for sheer stupidity, it would rival and perh [...]
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Finkelstein: Where’s the Solidarity for Gaza?
Norman Finkelstein says that while Palestinian protesters in Gaza have bravely resisted their ghettoization under merciless Israeli fire. At least 43 Palestinians have been killed and 2,200 wounded by Israeli troops, Palestinian officials say, on the deadliest day of violence since the 2014 Gaza war. The violence came as the [...]
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Turkey tells Israeli ambassador to leave the country over Palestinian protest deaths
Turkey has told Israel's ambassador to Ankara to leave the country over the killing of dozens of Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces, according to media reports. Eitan Naeh was summoned to the foreign ministry in Ankara on Tuesday and asked to leave over the deaths at the Gaza border, Haaretz reported. He was told to leave [...]
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Impunity ensured: US blocks UN call to probe Israeli crackdown on Palestinians
A damning UN Security Council draft statement on Israel’s use of force against protesters at the Gaza border was blocked by the US. Nearly 60 people were killed as the new US Embassy opened in Jerusalem. Monday was the bloodiest day in six weeks of protesting by Palestinians at Israel’s border wall, during which hundreds of [...]
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‘Expel the Israeli ambassador’: Irish FM blasted for double standards over Gaza and Skripal case
Ireland's foreign minister is being accused of hypocrisy for failing to expel Israel’s ambassador over the IDF killing 60 Palestinians on Monday, despite sending a Russian diplomat home over the Skripal case without evidence. Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Simon Coveney expelled a Russian diplomat in March followin [...]
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IDF have ‘enough bullets for everyone’ – Senior MK from Israeli ruling party after Gaza violence
Israel Defense Forces have enough bullets for everyone, a senior lawmaker party said, according to local media. At least 60 Palestinians, including children, were killed by Israeli gunfire on Monday during protests. Avi Dichter, a senior member of Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud Party, made the controversial comment when spe [...]
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Jared Kushner talks about living in peace as Israel kills dozens of Palestinians
'Jared Kushner’s speech at the US Embassy opening ceremony in Jerusalem claims both sides of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal could gain more than they give, as Israeli forces shot dead 41 protesters on Monday. Kushner, whom President Donald Trump tasked with bringing peace to the Middle East, said the US administration ha [...]
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Turkey Recalls US, Israel Ambassadors Over Gaza Slaughter
In response to the violence in Gaza, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has recalled the country's ambassadors to both the US and Israel, accusing Israel of "state terror" and "genocide." According to reports, Erdogan is recalling the ambassadors for consultations over the ongoing situation in the Gaza Strip. [...]
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Jared Kushner Roasted Over Gaffes in ‘Delusional’ Israel Embassy Opening Speech
While Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a White House policy adviser, took the floor at the US Embassy opening ceremony in Jerusalem, Twitter most naturally turned ablaze, with many resorting to increasingly demonstrated skepticism and even outrage over the Kushner family's involvement in yet another Middle Eastern [...]
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