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Is the PA stalling Gaza war crimes probe?

There has been no international investigation into war crimes in Gaza so far. Leaked document may hold clues as to why. Al Jazeera   Last updated: 11 Sep 2014 18:01 SEE DOCUMENTS HERE: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/09/pa-leadership-speaking-with-two-voices-2014911101131329372.html The Palestinian Authority has so far prevented the launch of a formal investigation into the alleged war crimes committed by Israel and […]

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Jonathan Cook: ISIS is Israel’s Key Ally Against a Palestinian State — Why Netanyahu’s Relentless War Will Backfire

Jonathan Cook won the Martha Gellhorn Special Prize for Journalism. His latest books are “Israel and the Clash of Civilisations: Iraq, Iran and the Plan to Remake the Middle East” (Pluto Press) and “Disappearing Palestine: Israel’s Experiments in Human Despair” (Zed Books).  His website is www.jonathan-cook.net. Counterpunch   September 11, 2014 Nazareth. An image speaks a […]

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After Gaza offensive, West Bank boycott of Israel gains strength

Ma’an    Published today (updated) 11/09/2014 RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — The boycott of Israeli products across the West Bank has led to a noticeable difference for Palestinian industries, as many Palestinians have shunned Israeli products in favor of local equivalents. Although calls for an economic boycott have existed for decades, the movement has been revived in the […]

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Noam Chomsky and Tom Engelhardt : The Fate of the Gaza Ceasefire

 September 10, 2014 Originally posted at TomDispatch.   Is there nowhere on the face of the Earth where opinion polls aren’t taken? In the wake of the 50-day Israeli assault on Gaza, parts of that tiny strip of land now look, according to photographs, like a moonscape of destruction. At least 10,000 homes were obliterated […]

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Academics and Israel — Why Remaining Silent About the Perils of Zionism is Not an Option

by JOHNNY E. WILLIAMS Johnny E. Williams is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Trinity College.         Counterpunch   September 10, 2014   In academia, most scholars shun speaking and writing about the state of Israel’s siege and wars in Palestine. Our silence suggests support for the Israeli government’s violation of international law, specifically […]

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Israeli military orders criminal investigations into Gaza attacks

Deadly strike on port and shelling of UN school among five cases being investigated for potential misconduct     Peter Beaumont in Jerusalem The Guardian, Wednesday 10 September 2014 Israel‘s chief military prosecutor has ordered criminal investigations into two of the most high-profile incidents in the recent Gaza war, the killing of four children in an […]

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Officer indicted for beating Palestinian-American teen in July

Tariq Abu Khdeir, who lives in Tampa, Florida, was beaten at an east Jerusalem protest that followed the gruesome death of his cousin. Haaretz    The Associated Press    | Sep. 10, 2014 Israel’s Justice Ministry says police have charged an officer who was filmed beating a Palestinian-American teenager during a violent protest in July. The ministry […]

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