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US, UK and Australia to reject Palestinian bid for statehood at UN

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Palestinian sources say that the US, UK, and Australia have each indicated that they would reject a Palestinian-proposed UN Security Council resolution setting a timetable for ending Israel’s administration of the West Bank and establishing an independent Palestinian state on the pre-1967 armistice lines. Haaretz reports that members of Palestinian Authority President …

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Chile files lawsuit against Netanyahu for ‘crimes against humanity’

War criminal Netanyahu

On the 22nd August 2014, Chilean congressman Hugo Gutierrez filed a lawsuit against Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, for “crimes against humanity”. He was accompanied by the Palestinian Federation of Chile. The congressman noted that various international organizations, such as the United Nations, have already described the Israeli attacks as “crimes against humanity”. No one should …

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Netanyahu asks US to help Israel avoid war crime charges

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked US lawmakers Wednesday to help fend off Palestinian claims that his country engaged in “war crimes” while defending itself against attacks from Gaza, one top lawmaker told The Post. The Israeli leader later told international reporters that his country employed “extraordinary measures” to avoid …

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Australian journalist forced to resign following criticism of Israel

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Former Sydney Morning Herald columnist Mike Carlton says he resigned from the paper because he was “sick of being stuffed around” over his angry response to critics of one of his articles. Carlton’s column, which was published more than a week ago, was critical of Israel‘s actions in the conflict …

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Bolivia declares Israel as a ‘terrorist state’

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Bolivia has declared Israel to be a “terrorist state” and renounced a visa exemption agreement with the country in protest over the ongoing Israeli military offense in Gaza which already killed more than 1,300 dead and left over 7,000 wounded. Cancelling the 1972 agreement which allowed Israelis to travel freely …

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UN to investigate Israeli war crimes; US only nation to vote no

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The United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday launched a commission of inquiry into alleged Israeli war crimes in its current Gaza offensive, backing Palestinian efforts to have Israel held up to international scrutiny. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s office fiercely condemned the UN council’s decision as a “travesty and should be …

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Israeli ambassador to US: IDF deserves Nobel Peace Prize

Ron Dermer

Speaking at this year’s Christians United for Israel gala, Israeli ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer claimed that, contrary to what human rights groups and the United Nations have claimed, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) has conducted its assault on Hamas in Gaza with such caution and care for civilian lives …

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Israelis gather to watch and applaud bombing of Gaza

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An image of Israelis in Sderot who gathered on a hill to watch and celebrate Gaza being bombed has gone viral on Twitter. The photo posted by a Danish journalist caused uproar online. Allan Sørensen, the Middle Eastern correspondent for the Danish newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad, said that he took the …

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Journalists blast Israeli govt cartoon mocking Gaza news coverage

Israel cartoon Gaza terror rules

Israel’s Foreign Ministry has produced a 50-second cartoon mocking foreign reporting on Gaza, urging people to see that “terrorism rules” there. Apart from arguably lacking comedic value, the clip was slammed as being in poor taste by international media. The animated short shows a blond, presumably American reporter in Gaza …

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Israeli soldiers: we ‘deliberately targeted civilians in Gaza’

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Breaking the Silence, an organization of veteran Israeli soldiers, harshly slammed the Israeli army for its operational policy during last summer’s aggression on Gaza, saying it led to “immense and unprecedented harm to the civilian population and infrastructures in the Gaza Strip,” Monday reported the Israeli daily Haaretz. According to …

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Elizabeth Warren defends Israeli attacks on Gaza schools and hospitals

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Israel has the right to shell Palestinian hospitals and schools out of ‘self defense’ as long as Hamas stores rocket launchers next to them, US Sen. Elizabeth Warren said during a town hall meeting in Massachusetts this week. Warren, darling du jour of American liberals, defended her vote to send more …

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Israeli sniper brags about killing 13 Palestinian children

Palestinian child in IDF Israeli crosshairs

An Instagram post by an Israel Defense Forces sniper boasts of murdering 13 Gazan children in one day. An IDF Combat Engineering Corps Soldier, specifically, David D. Ovadia posed with a Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifle. Ovadia posted his comments on the Instagram account of Palestinian Sherrii ElKaderi. The image was quickly screen …

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Israel paying students to spread propaganda online

Israel student propaganda

This article was published in August 2013, but it is even more relevant today, as the world witnesses more attacks on Gaza and an important propaganda operation from Israel. In a campaign to improve its image abroad, the Israeli government plans to provide scholarships to hundreds of students at its …

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The untold story of Gaza and Israel

This is the untold story of what is happening in Gaza right now between Israel and Palestine. Thanks to the guys at SCGnews for producing this video, a full transcript is available here.

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Palestinian boy made to drink petrol before being set alight

Mohammed Abu Khdeir

With each day that goes by the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir becomes ever more bestial. Haaretz reports (Hebrew print edition only so far) that before he was burned to death he was doused with gasoline and forced to drink the fluid. No doubt, the killers wanted him to burn from …

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Times of Israel – “When genocide is permissible”

Times of Israel Genocide article

Editor’s note: This article first appeared on the Times of Israel site however was later removed, but is still live on the homepage of the Five Towns Jewish Times under its author, Yochanan Gordon. More than 1,500 Palestinians, mainly civilians, have been killed in the violence over the past three weeks, and more …

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Chile suspends trade talks with Israel over Gaza bombings

Chile stops trade talks with Israel over Gaza bombings of Palestinians

Chile has suspended Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations with Israel and is considering the withdrawal of its ambassador to Tel Aviv in protest against the Israeli bombing campaign on Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip. The Chilean-Palestinian parliamentary group told HispanTV that the Chilean government will also seek Israel’s condemnation by the UN Security …

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Israel faces undeniable war crimes evidence at ICC

Palestinian girl in front of Gaza bombed by Israel

The Palestinian Authority has submitted the first evidence of alleged Israeli war crimes committed during the Gaza conflict in 2014 to the International Criminal Court, seeking to accelerate the investigation of these abuses. After meeting the ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said that he had …

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Gaza under Israeli attack

The IDF announces a widespread campaign on “terror targets” and begins bombing the Gaza Strip, preparing for a ground operation. This comes after the head of Hamas’ military wing Ahmed Jabari was killed in an Israeli airstrike. The operation, called “Pillar of Defense”, has been launched by the Israel military. …

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Human Rights Watch: Israeli soldiers shoot fleeing civilians

Palestinians carry the bodies of fellow Palestinians in the east of Khan Younis

Israeli forces in the southern Gaza town of Khuza’a fired on and killed civilians in apparent violation of the laws of war in several incidents between July 23 and 25, 2014. Deliberate attacks on civilians who are not participating in the fighting are war crimes. Seven Palestinians who had fled Khuza’a …

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