“It’s disgraceful that western countries are permitting such genocide,” Oscar-winning Spanish actor Javier Bardem says of Israel’s ongoing massacres in Gaza.
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It was an act of unspeakable barbarity. One that has been condemned by governments all over the world. The US and UN have condemned the shelling of a school housing displaced civilians in Gaza. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the attack, which killed 16, was "outrageous". "I condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms. It is outrageous. It is unjustifiable, and it demands accountability and justice. "Nothing is more shameful than attacking sleeping children."And defended only by those who carried it out, and by the monstrous beast Stephen Harper. Read more »
“A slaughter of innocents,” Henry Siegman, an American Jewish leader and leading Voice of U.S. Jewry, says of Israel’s ongoing war crimes in Gaza.
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“Being a Jew isn’t like being Black or being gay or being a woman, or even Israeli where many Jews come from. Being a Jew is a choice, like being a Blood or Crip. Jews are the medieval prototype of the Occupy Wall Street movement; a shiftless group of hobo’s that doesn’t believe in property … Continue reading →
In open letter, 690 academics, community leaders decry the “callous devaluation of Palestinian life” by the Canadian government and federal party leaders, urge condemnation of the continuing violation of international law in Gaza.
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A recent post on World Socialist Web Site (WSWS) draws attention to the failure of Canada’s New Democratic Party (NDP) to “denounce the murderous assault being carried out by the Israeli government” in Gaza:
Over the past two weeks, Thomas Mulcair, the head of the NDP and the leader of the Official Opposition in parliament, and Paul Dewar, the NDP foreign affairs critic, have refused to oppose Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s full-throated support for the Israeli onslaught [in Gaza].
The article notes that Mulcair’s stance on the Gaza conflict has drawn kudos from at least one columnist on the (Read more…)
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Like so many of you I am reading and observing the Palestinian onslaught from afar.
The positions seem to be so absolute, so tightly held that it is a challenge to grasp the sense of it sometimes.
This Uri Avnery piece was sent to me recently and makes as much sense as anything that I have read or heard. It was published in Haaretz two weeks ago but still is relevant today.
IN THIS war, both sides have the same aim: to put an end to the situation that existed before it started.
To put an (Read more…)
When I served, the Israeli military was the most moral in the world. No more
Once there was widespread Israeli outrage over the bombing of homes in Gaza. Now there is just indifference
Yuli Novak, former Israeli air force officer The Guardian, Monday 28 July 2014 18.34 BST I have been waiting along time to read something like this..and of course, comments were closed by the time I found it..still, absolutely worth reading. Here is a woman who could, with a certain moral force, speak the opposite of what we read here, and be supported in (Read more…)
Rights group says Canadian party leaders’ unequivocal support of Israel a betrayal of Canadian values, demonstrates “no nuance of understanding of the broader situation between Israel, Gaza and the Palestinians.”
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Psychological-political portrait of Prime Minister Stephen Harper by Edmonton artist William Prettie. (Used with permission.) Below: The young Vladimir Putin; the young Stephen Harper.
When I ponder our prime minister’s mental state nowadays, my mind spontaneously offers up a rude phrase about the things bats leave behind in belfries.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has got a national election looming; he’s none too popular in certain essential parts of the country and not quite popular enough just now in others; Disgraced Canadian Senator Mike Duffy is facing a criminal trial and apparently wants the PM on the witness stand; it’s (Read more…)
Images following the shelling of UN-run school in Beit Hanoun
War crimes committed by Israel in the course of its attack on Gaza are a consequence of an overall strategy rather than isolated incidents due to alleged mistaken targeting or other “accidents.”
The recent Israeli shelling of a UN-run school in Beit Hanoun resulted in 15 deaths and hundreds of wounded – most of the casualties were women and children. The IDF knew there were hundreds of civilians in the facility seeking shelter from violence but they went ahead and shelled it anyway claiming the target was Hamas, (Read more…)
I was going to write a short thought on seeing an amazing little creature in my garden just now – a humming bird no bigger than a bumblebee, which made me almost shudder with joy at the sight. But then I read more on the genocide being waged against the people of Gaza by […]
Discussions on the Palestine issue are usually framed as Hamas vs. Israel. This suggests Hamas is merely an organization when in fact it is the democratically-elected government of Palestine, having won the last all-Palestine election in 2006. Or at least it was. That government collapsed after violent assault from Israel including the arrest of dozens of parliamentarians, sanctions by Israel
A Newfoundland man says PM Harper and Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird should be charged under Canada’s Criminal Code for inciting “genocide” in Gaza.
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“Mr. Obama – do you have a heart?” asks Norwegian Dr. Mads Gilbert in this letter, which also describes the incomprehensible horror he’s currently witnessing in Gaza.
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“The development of mutually advantageous and constructive relations with Israel in the political, economic, humanitarian and other fields was and will remain the priority of Russia’s foreign policy.” — President Vladimir Putin
Journalist Jered Feldschreiber wrote recently of the friendly relationship between Russia and Israel, despite the fact that Putin was selling arms to nations that were hostile toward The Jewish state.
In fact, Israel has maintained neutrality in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and was absent for the March 27, UN vote, that called on members not to recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
Cautious of the new Ukranian government, that (Read more…)
In Ottawa on Tuesday, July 22, hundreds of pro-Palestine protesters denounced Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s uncompromising support of Israel and its ongoing war crimes in Gaza.
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Controversial Israeli group Honenu is raising tax-exempt money in the U.S. to support Israelis charged with or convicted of violence against Palestinian tens.
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It seems that the media and politicians can hardly mention Hamas, much in the news these days, without referring to it as a terrorist organization. And indeed a number of governments, including our own, have officially labelled it as such. But we might keep in mind that our government at least is sycophantically pro-Israel and labeling Hamas terrorist is very much in Israel’s interest. So is
In official statement that reiterates the Liberal Party’ of Canada’s position on the Middle East, leader Justin Trudeau lauds Israel’s “commitment to peace.”
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Operation Protective Edge, Isael’s ongoing war on Gaza, will still fail to weaken Hamas’ military capability just as Operation Pillar of Defence did, argues Jacob Eriksson, a fellow at York University (UK).
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Winnipeg, July 19, 2014: Winnipeggers march in solidarity with the people of Gaza. Photo: Paul S. Graham
July 19, 2014: Several hundred Winnipeggers rallied in front of the Canadian Human Rights Museum in solidarity with the people of Gaza who are enduring yet another murderous invasion by Israeli forces. The rally, the second in a week, was part of an international day of action.
Here’s my video report, featuring: • Krishna Lalbiharie, Canada-Palestine Support Network (Winnipeg) • Rana Abdulla, Canadian Palestinian Association of Manitoba • Terrance Nelson, Grand Chief, Southern Chiefs Organization • Daniel Thau-Eleff, Independent Jewish Voices (Winnipeg) • (Read more…)
To hear our political leaders tell it – the sorry lot of them – Israel is right to yet again invade Gaza. The Palestinians have it coming. It’s all the doing of Hamas.
It’s a convenient and cowardly political posture. Harper probably believes it. Trudeau and Mulcair? Expedience, sheer craven expedience.
Nathan Thrall, senior analyst with the International Crisis Group, has an op-ed in The New York Times, entitled, “How the West Chose War in Gaza. Gaza and Israel: the Road to War, Paved by the West.” The Palestinians, he writes, were on the road to forming a (Read more…)
Top: Wounded Palestinian girl following strike in northern Gaza strip Below: Israeli strike on buildings in Khan Younis / Palestinian boy with younger wounded sibling upon learning family was killed in strike
Yet another bloodbath in Gaza. One of the most powerful militaries on the planet is once again turning its US-supplied weaponry on an enclave no bigger than Manhattan. Palestinian civilians are paying a heavy price in this grotesquely unequal contest: to date Palestinian dead stands at over 200… Israeli dead 1.
The stark contrast between the military power of Israel and the resources of beleaguered Gaza was (Read more…)