kellanium-the-dieselhead:

daughterofargus:

socialismartnature:

Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.
That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.

I’m also intrigued by which countries voted “abstain.” Weird how the EU doesn’t seem to want to get involved …
#israel #Palestine #war crimes #genocide #ethnic cleansing

A picture is worth a thousand words

kellanium-the-dieselhead:

daughterofargus:

socialismartnature:

Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.

That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.

I’m also intrigued by which countries voted “abstain.” Weird how the EU doesn’t seem to want to get involved …

#israel #Palestine #war crimes #genocide #ethnic cleansing

A picture is worth a thousand words

(Source: twitter.com, via novelcombinationofwords)

Calls for genocide enter Israeli mainstream | Jonathan Cook's Blog

androphilia:

By Jonathan Cook

July 21, 2014

As we watch the horrifying slaughter unfold in Gaza, bear in mind the Israeli psychosis that fuels and justifies it. Here are comments from three rightwing Israelis – two leading politicians and a professor – who very much reflect a strain of mainstream thinking in Israel, one that the international media largely avoids noting.

Each, in their different ways, is advocating a genocide of the Palestinians.

Ayelet Shaked, of economics minister Naftali Bennett’s Jewish Home party, calls on her Facebook page for murdering the mothers of what she terms Palestinian “terrorists” (a very broad concept indeed in current Israeli thinking) so that they cannot give birth to more “little snakes”:

They have to die and their houses should be demolished so that they cannot bear any more terrorists. They are all our enemies and their blood should be on our hands. This also applies to the mothers of the dead terrorists. …

[The terrorists] are all enemy combatants, and their blood shall be on all their heads. Now this also includes the mothers of the martyrs, who send them to hell with flowers and kisses. They should follow their sons, nothing would be more just. They should go, as should the physical homes in which they raised the snakes. Otherwise, more little snakes will be raised there.

Mordechai Kedar, a lecturer on Arabic literature at Bar Ilan University, believes the sisters and mothers of Palestinian “terrorists” should be raped:

A terrorist, like those who kidnapped the boys [in the West Bank on June 12] and killed them, the only thing that will deter them, is if they know that either their sister or mother will be raped if they are caught. What can we do? This is the culture that we live in.

Note that his university did not reprimand him. They defended his comments:

The purpose was to define the culture of death of the terrorist organizations. Dr Kedar illustrated in his words the bitter reality of the Middle East and the inability of a modern and law-abiding country to fight the terror of suicide bombers.

And finally we have Moshe Feiglin, a deputy speaker of the Israeli parliament and a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, urging the Israeli army to kill Palestinians in Gaza indiscriminately and use every means possible to get them to leave:

[Netanyahu] announces that Israel is about to attack military targets in their area and urges those who are not involved and do not wish to be harmed to leave immediately. Sinai is not far from Gaza and they can leave. This will be the limit of Israel’s humanitarian efforts. … All the military and infrastructural targets will be attacked with no consideration for ‘human shields’ or ‘environmental damage’. …

The IDF will conquer the entire Gaza, using all the means necessary to minimize any harm to our soldiers, with no other considerations. … The enemy population that is innocent of wrong-doing and separated itself from the armed terrorists will be treated in accordance with international law and will be allowed to leave. Israel will generously aid those who wish to leave.

This psychosis is not going to get better on its own. In fact, it’s going to get much worse. How much worse will depend entirely on the continuing inaction of western leaders.

http://jonathanturley.org/2014/07/17/they-have-to-die-israeli-politicians-comments-calling-for-killing-of-mothers-of-palestinians-trigger-international-backlash/

http://972mag.com/nstt_feeditem/israeli-scholar-only-raping-the-sister-of-a-palestinian-can-deter-him/

www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/15326

Wall Street Journal Columnist Argues That There Are No Palestinian Civilians | ThinkProgress

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androphilia:

CNN Poll: Majority of Americans side with Israel in Gaza fighting | CNN Political Ticker
A majority of Americans say Israel’s military actions in Gaza are justified, with only four in 10 saying that Israel has used too much force, according to a new national poll.

androphilia:

CNN Poll: Majority of Americans side with Israel in Gaza fighting | CNN Political Ticker

momo33me:

Despite French President François Hollande’s ban on Palestine solidarity demonstrations, thousands of protesters marched in French cities on Saturday to condemn Israeli attacks on Gaza. Clashes broke out after riot police fired tear gas at protesters .19. July 2014

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micdotcom:

The kidnapping of 3 Israeli teens has led to a brutal crackdown in the West Bank — that no one is addressing 

It was Thursday night when Gilad Shaer, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Ifrach disappeared. The three Israeli teenagers were hitchhiking home from their schools in the West Bank, and were last seen near Gush Etzion, a settlement bloc. They never made it home. 

Seven days have now passed since the disappearance, and in that time Palestinian life has been plunged into fear and disarray. In what is now clearly much more than a bid to return missing teenagers, Israeli forces have unleashed a military crackdown on the West Bank — a crackdown that, for all its punitive brutality, is yet to attract real scrutiny from the global media. 

For Palestinians, however, the crackdown had just begun. On Sunday night, the West Bank city of Hebron was shut down as troops began to search from house to house. Couples were woken at gunpoint in the dark, groceries scattered across kitchens, men blindfolded and cuffed in their living rooms. Doors were blasted open, and an 8-year-old was seriously injured by shrapnel. In the Jalazon refugee camp, 20-year-old Ahmad Sabarin took a bullet to the chest; he died in hospital.

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Life And Death In Israel

letterstomycountry:

Amjad Iraqi, who works at The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, reflects on how the international media’s responds to the death of Palestinian and Israeli children:

In the two to three weeks following the abduction of the three Israeli boys, at least eight Palestinians were…

namumkin:

Edward Said, Interview with Timothy Appleby, The Globe and Mail, Toronto, 1986

namumkin:

Edward Said, Interview with Timothy Appleby, The Globe and Mail, Toronto, 1986

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As a Jew living in America, the past week has changed me forever

socialismartnature:

micdotcom:

Intense raw videos shows airstrikes in Gaza and rocket attacks in Israel

The latest violent conflict between Israeli and Palestinian forces is bad and getting worse.

Israeli airstrikes killed eight members of a family, including five children, in a predawn raid on Gaza on Thursday, Palestinian officials told Reuters. The Palestinian Ministry of Health spokesman puts the number killed in Gaza at more than 80, including at least 20 children. A family of eight was also killed in an Israeli strike on a house in Khan Younis, and a group of eight or nine teens were killed at a cafe while watching the World Cup.

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