All Women Flotilla Aims to Break Israeli Siege of…

All Women Flotilla Aims to Break Israeli Siege of Gaza

International activists on two boats carrying food and medicine aim to break Israeli siege on Palestinian territory.

Watch: Jewish American explains why she’s participating.

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New York Times and Senator Murphy Have a Double Standard on Yemen and Gaza Slaughters

New York Times and Senator Murphy Have a Double Standard on Yemen and Gaza Slaughters:

How much of this New York Times editorial titled “America Is Complicit in the Carnage in Yemen,” calling for an end of American military aid to Saudi Arabia in the wake of attacks on civilians in its neighbor country sounds familiar?

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As Israel Prospers, Obama Set to Give Them Billions From US Taxpayers

As Israel Prospers, Obama Set to Give Them Billions From US Taxpayers:

The U.S. already transfers $3,100,000,000 in taxpayer money every year to Israel – more than any other country by far – but the new agreement Obama is set to sign “significantly raises” that amount, and guarantees it for 10 years.

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“To Defend Western Freedom”, U.S. Must Preserve Egyptian Tyranny

“To Defend Western Freedom”, U.S. Must Preserve Egyptian Tyranny:

Since 2011, the United States has sent more than $6.4 billion in military aid to Egypt, while continuing to mute criticism of the dictatorship’s massive human rights violations. How much does Israel’s influence explain this inexcusable American policy?

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I Was Wrong In My Presumption That Israel Desired Peace

I Was Wrong In My Presumption That Israel Desired Peace:

The essays in America’s Continuing Misadventures in the Middle East reveal my own gradual and grudging realization that I had been wrong in my presumption that Israel desired peace and reconciliation with those its Western-backed establishment and military consolidation in the Middle East had injured or offended. As events unfolded, it became increasingly hard to deny that the absence of peace was explained not by the unwillingness of the victims of Israeli colonialism to compromise, but by Israel’s own view that it had no need to make concessions as long as it had the backing of the United States.

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How Israel Is Inciting Palestinian Violence

How Israel Is Inciting Palestinian Violence:

When I was back in Israel and the West Bank earlier this month, the violence appeared to be ebbing. Until Wednesday’s shootings, no Israelis had been killed by Palestinians since February 18. In the same period, Israeli security forces killed 34 Palestinians, including a six-year-old girl and her 10-year-old brother who died when an air strike hit their family’s home in the Gaza Strip. Their names were Israa and Yasin Abu Khussa. Such deaths rarely make headlines here, but Palestinians are well aware of them. So long as they continue, and the occupation drags on, we can all expect many more opportunities to grieve.

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