Observing Israel’s propaganda campaign to deflect the current international spotlight away from its brutal military operation in Rafah, I am struck by the sheer scale of the lie and the blatantly premeditated campaign to cloud the issue instead of dealing transparently with the obvious and undeniable abuses. Even the hapless United States administration — whose contentedly culturally-ignorant and amoral soldiers were violating the human rights of Joe and Jane Iraqi long before the abuse in Abu Ghraib came to light — has enough of a clue when finally caught red-handed to understand that the only way out of the mess was to begin a process of prosecuting those responsible. Read more about Letter from and to America
Since the “unilateral cease-fire” was declared (22 May 2001) and the “restraint” buzzword started appearing (28 May 2001), Israeli actions on the ground have clearly not been restricted to acts of “self-defence”, as Sharon put it. Read more about Israel's widely reported "unilateral cease-fire" was non-existent from day one
The following e-mail was sent out on 6 July 2001 to several Red Hot Chili Peppers mailing lists, and posted on several bulletin boards relating to the band. The best way to raise an issue outside of the usual audience remains… raising the issue outside the usual audience. Read more about Dear Red Hot Chili Peppers fans...
Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres underlined that Israel was pulling out of the conference because of “anti-Israel and anti-Semitic comments,” adding that the conference was “a farce.” And yet one more opportunity to make Israel accountable for the hell on earth it creates daily for Palestinians under its military occupation was neatly side-stepped. Read more about Highly improbable plot situations, exaggerated characters, and slapstick elements
While reading “Playing Into Sharon’s Hands” (Jan 25th), one should bear in mind that writer Robert Malley was an advisor on this very conflict in an administration described by more than one Israeli official as the ‘most pro-Israeli in history’. For him to be berating Bush for a lack of even handedness and decisive action is high irony. Read more about Response to 'Playing into Sharon's hands' by Robert Malley, The New York Times, 25 January 2002.
The following material relates to the extrajudicial killing of Palestinian Mahmoud Salah by a Israeli Border Police unit, on Friday 8 March 2002, in Beit Hanina, Jerusalem. Read more about Images of an execution
We quite rightly call on the peoples of the world to renounce terrorism as a tactic to further their cause while, quite wrongly, we simultaneously undermine other peaceful, legal avenues where these same people can address their grievances. Read more about On the UN's abandonment of the Jenin inquiry
The press release below is part of the picture. It’s not big enough news for CNN or its friends to report. It’s not big enough news that some unit of Israeli soldiers in Gaza is taking potshots at a sewage repair crew but this kind of incident is endemic in every Palestinian town. Read more about What occupation means: shooting at the sewage repair team
In the late 1940s and early 1950s, using massacres and other forms of terrorism against civilians, and rumors of more to come, Zionist militias drove 800,000 Palestinians out of 415 Palestinian villages, creating a refugee crisis unresolved to this day. Read more about 55 -- not 35 -- years of occupation
There is a desperate need to stress that Israel’s claimed “war against terrorism” in Ramallah and elsewhere is actually a war against the Palestinian population. What ‘gains’ Israel may later claim should be fundamentally undermined in the minds of all decent people by Israel’s scattered application of its violence and the endemic collective punishment it employs against all Palestinians to achieve these supposed ‘gains’. Read more about Eyewitnesses of tomorrow's news