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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Secret 1970 Document Confirms First West Bank Settlements Built on a Lie

Secret 1970 Document Confirms First West Bank Settlements Built on a Lie:

It has long been an open secret that the settlement enterprise was launched under false pretenses, involving the expropriation of Palestinian land for ostensibly military purposes when the true intent was to build civilian settlements, which is a violation of international law.

Now a secret document from 1970 has surfaced confirming this long-held assumption. The document, a copy of which has been obtained by Haaretz, details a meeting in the office of then-Defense Minister Moshe Dayan, at which government and military leaders spoke explicitly about how to carry out this deception in the building of Kiryat Arba, next to Hebron.

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‘They Want to Uproot Me and Bring a Jewish Citizen’

‘They Want to Uproot Me and Bring a Jewish Citizen’:

Together, the Israeli state and the KKL-JNF – an NGO that works closely with the government and owns around 13 percent of the land in Israel – are building the new town of Hiran here in the Negev desert. As part of the town’s master plan, the “unrecognised” Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran will be demolished to make way for up to 10,000 Jewish Israelis.

Late last month, police arrived in Umm al-Hiran with a tractor and team of surveyors to build a fence next to the village. Five people were arrested as villagers protested against the police presence….

Established in 1956, the village of Um al-Hiran has never been recognised by the state…

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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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Israel Steps Up Demolitions of Palestinian Homes

Israel Steps Up Demolitions of Palestinian Homes:

Israel has razed more Palestinian homes and other structures so far this year than in all of 2015, the United Nations said Friday, as the United States and France expressed concern.

Israeli authorities in the occupied West Bank and annexed east Jerusalem have demolished 726 structures this year, displacing 1,020 Palestinians, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said….

France on Thursday condemned Israel’s destruction last week of structures it funded in the West Bank village of Nabi Samuel.

It was the third time this year that Israel has torn down French-financed structures, said a French foreign ministry statement, “which includes the dismantling of a school in February.”…

In Washington, the US State Department said it was worried about Israeli plans to raze the tiny Palestinian village of Susiya, in the southern West Bank.

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Reporter Trolls State Department After Israeli Forces Steal Palestinian Child’s Bike

Reporter Trolls State Department After Israeli Forces Steal Palestinian Child’s Bike:

In a surreal moment in the daily press briefing on Thursday, a reporter asked the U.S. State Department spokesperson about the theft of the bicycle of a crying 8-year-old Palestinian girl by Israeli occupation forces….

The incident highlights the daily oppression endured even by young Palestinian children living under Israel’s illegal 49-year military occupation.

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Israeli Soldier Assaults Child for Playing on Jews-Only Road

Israeli Soldier Assaults Child for Playing on Jews-Only Road:

Eight-year-old Anwar Burqan was playing with her young sister and brothers in al-Ibrahimi Street, near their home in Hebron’s al-Salaima neighborhood on 25 July when their games were interrupted by Israel’s pervasive military occupation.

The video… filmed by local resident Raed Abu Ramileh and published by the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem, shows some of what happened.

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Israel to US: ‘Give Us More!’

Israel to US: ‘Give Us More!’:

Washington is preparing to increase US aid to Israel by billions of dollars, with a ten-year ironclad agreement that couldn’t be altered by President Obama’s successor. But that isn’t good enough for Bibi Netanyahu. He wants more. Much more.

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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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Israel ‘Taking Advantage’ of US Elections to Expand Settlements on Palestinian Land

Israel ‘Taking Advantage’ of US Elections to Expand Settlements on Palestinian Land:

Israel will use every opportunity to expand the breadth of their illegal colonies on Palestinian land, and the US election season is no exception. Jerusalem Online picked up the story… The articles claim officials from the Jerusalem Municipality told Channel 2 News that plans to build 57 new housing units over the green line in the occupied East Jerusalem colony of Ramot had been fast-tracked because of U.S. election season and “the accelerated process is not a coincidence”.

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