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Nazi Flag Flown in Palestine

A disturbing incident took place Monday morning when Jewish residents of the West Bank villages of Gush Etzion and Kiryat Arba spotted a flag with a swastika flying over the nearby Palestinian Arab town of Beit Omar.

Uri Arnon, who saw the flag, told Tazpit News Agency: “I felt we were going back 75 years,


Egypt Floods Palestinian Smuggling Tunnels

Egyptian forces have flooded smuggling tunnels under the border with the Palestinian-ruled Gaza Strip in a campaign to shut them down, Egyptian and Palestinian officials said.

A Palestinian works at the entrance of a smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip November 26, 2012.

The network of


Israel to Confiscate Palestinian Funds as “Punishment”


Israel will keep $120 million dollars in Palestinian funds this month as punishment for disobeying orders to hold off on its UN bid, Israeli media reported Sunday.

“I have no intention of transferring the tax payments to the PA this month,” Israel’s finance minister Yuval Steinitz told Israeli radio, adding that the money will


U.N. Grants Palestine Statehood (non-member observer state)

The U.N. General Assembly voted today to approve Palestinians’ request to be upgraded to a “non-member observer state,” defying opposition by the U.S. and Israel.

Before the vote, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the General Assembly that it “is being asked today to issue the birth certificate of Palestine.”

Of the 193 countries in the


Illegitimacy of Hamas

The death of more than 100 Palestinians and the wounding of hundreds of others in the six-day-old Gaza war were not enough for the top leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshal. Speaking in Cairo on Monday, he taunted Israel to begin a ground invasion, saying “if you wanted to launch it, you would have done it.”


Israel Destroys Dairy Farm on May Day

On May Day, a day in Israel in which all government offices are closed, in the village of Khaled al Wardeh outside Hebron, the Israeli military demolished a dairy farm.

Receiving this horrific story via my inbox today threw me. I googled it over and over again and was astounded that this report, from the


Israeli Police Destroy Mosque

In another direct assault against the country’s Bedouin-Palestinian community, Israeli police demolished a mosque in the Negev Bedouin city of Rahat during the evening hours of Saturday, 6 November.

Israeli Police Involved in Mosque Desrtuction

Hundreds of policemen and Israeli Land Administration (ILA) authorities, in addition to tractors and ambulances, descended upon the


Israels Remote Control System

Killing Gazans by Remote Just Got a Lot More Convenient

As a nation of conscripts fighting perpetual wars which its officials are quick to claim are all wars of vital existential need, the Israeli government is constantly aiming for ways to make their army go farther.

Enter “Spot and Shoot,” Israel’s answer to the


Israel’s Remote Control Occupation Controversy

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This week, the chief Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Erakat, announced that because Israeli settlements continue to grow (with de facto US support) and annex the land planned for a future Palestine, the Palestinians may have to abandon hopes for an independent state. He therefore urged Palestinians to fight for one democratic state where


Israel’s Black Market Organ Harvesting

You could call me a “matchmaker,” said Levy Izhak Rosenbaum, from Brooklyn, USA, in a secret recording with an FBI-agent whom he believed to be a client. Ten days later, at the end of July this year, Rosenbaum was arrested and a vast, Sopranos-like, imbroglio of money-laundering and illegal organ-trade was revealed. Rosenbaum’s matchmaking had


Olmert Ready to Attack Gaza

Tel Aviv – Prime Minister Ehud Olmert warned Friday that Israel might soon launch a large-scale military operation in the Gaza Strip.

Decision day was drawing closer, the premier said at Tel Aviv airport on his return from a visit to the United States.

The pendulum was swinging more towards military action than to


Rachel Corrie, in Case You Didn’t Know

By all rights, Let Me Stand Alone should not be an easy book to read. Doom hangs over this collection of the journal writings of Rachel Corrie, who was a 23-year-old American peace activist when she was crushed to death by an Israel Defense Forces bulldozer in Gaza five years ago. And yet most


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