War through a child’s eyes – We Are Not Numbers

The first Israeli prime minister of occupied Palestine, David Ben-Gurion, once said, “The old will die and the young will forget.” Maybe he was right about the first part, but he was completely wrong on the last. Like most Palestinian youths, I have survived three bloody wars, each unforgettable, haunting my mind and soul toContinue reading “War through a child’s eyes – We Are Not Numbers”

TCTT – Issue 57

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Israel and Italy Cement Military Ties, Massive Arms to Be Exchanged – The Palestine Chronicle

The military exchange is estimated at hundreds of millions of dollars and its consequences are expected to last for at least two decades. According to the newly-signed agreement, Italian military contractor Leonardo will provide Israel with 20 years of aircraft maintenance. … Israel is currently the eighth leading weapons exporter in the world, and itsContinue reading “Israel and Italy Cement Military Ties, Massive Arms to Be Exchanged – The Palestine Chronicle”

Seven years was not enough – We Are Not Numbers

I can write about his absence more than his existence. I can barely remember what it was like to be in his embrace, how he touched my hand, walked with me, praised and kissed me. So, I concoct stories about the two of us—not remembered but imagined. The whole family gathered to celebrate his 40thContinue reading “Seven years was not enough – We Are Not Numbers”

Palestinians Are Not Numbers: On the Future of the Palestinian Discourse – The Palestine Chronicle

Palestine can never be truly understood through numbers, because numbers are dehumanizing, impersonal, and, when necessary, can also be contrived to mean something else entirely. Numbers are not meant to tell the story of the human condition, nor should they ever serve as a substitute for emotions. Indeed, the stories of life, death – andContinue reading “Palestinians Are Not Numbers: On the Future of the Palestinian Discourse – The Palestine Chronicle”

What the Flint Water Crisis Meant for My Family – Global Research

In 2015, my life fell apart. The first signs of trouble came from my son Jaylon. He was five years old and, although he struggled with ADHD, perfectly healthy. But then he started acting out in ways he never had before. His school didn’t know how to handle it, so they started suspending him. ByContinue reading “What the Flint Water Crisis Meant for My Family – Global Research”

How do Democrats and Republicans Differ on Palestine and Israel? – Dissident Voice

The truth is, US unconditional backing for Israel is a common cause among all American administrations, whether Democrat or Republican. What they may differ on, however, is their overall motive and primary target audience during election time. Political polarization and misinformation aside, both Democrats and Republicans head to the November elections with strong pro-Israel sentiments,Continue reading “How do Democrats and Republicans Differ on Palestine and Israel? – Dissident Voice”

US Lawmakers Face War Crime Charges for Their Role in Yemen – James Corbett

Remember that whole Yemen thing? You know, that little genocide that Saudi Arabia has been perpetrating out in the Arabian peninsula? If you’re like most people in the Western world, the answer is probably “no.” After all, you’ve got racist pancake syrup characters and other pressing political matters to attend to. But it turns outContinue reading “US Lawmakers Face War Crime Charges for Their Role in Yemen – James Corbett”

The legacy of the Sabra and Shatila massacre lives on through its survivors – We Are Not Numbers

I often find myself wondering, “Why must Palestininas struggle wherever we are? Are we cursed?” Forcing us to flee our homes and leave everything behind in 1948 (the year of the Nakba, when Israel was created at our expense) was not enough. Our punishment continued. There are so many examples that could be cited. But inContinue reading “The legacy of the Sabra and Shatila massacre lives on through its survivors – We Are Not Numbers”

Normalization is not peace – We Are Not Numbers

I want peace too.But you ask me to disarm,while you still hold a gunand point it at my face.At the same moment thatyou’re talking fast,a Palestinian girl criesas your bulldozer destroys her home.A young man from Gazais turned back at the border,unable to fulfill his dream.Goods made by my people’s handsare denied the marketsthat couldContinue reading “Normalization is not peace – We Are Not Numbers”

Video: We Are Not Numbers – Speaking with Palestine’s Young Talents (Palestine Chronicle TV) – The Palestine Chronicle

We Are Not Numbers develops the communication skills of Palestinian youth living under occupation, enabling them to share the human stories behind the numbers in the news with a Western world that knows them mostly as stereotypes. Palestine Chronicle Editor, Ramzy Baroud chats with several young journalists and writers from the organization, which relies entirelyContinue reading “Video: We Are Not Numbers – Speaking with Palestine’s Young Talents (Palestine Chronicle TV) – The Palestine Chronicle”

Arab Normalization with Israel is the Start of an Anti-Iran Alliance – The Palestine Chronicle

As Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu stepped up to the podium flanked by the foreign ministers of Bahrain and the UAE to sign what has been hailed as a “historic peace agreement” between Israel and the two Gulf kingdoms, many have wondered aloud “where are the Palestinians”? Indeed the absence of Palestinians has been notedContinue reading “Arab Normalization with Israel is the Start of an Anti-Iran Alliance – The Palestine Chronicle”

38 after the Massacre: Remembering Sabra and Shatila – The Palestine Chronicle

On this day, September 16, in 1982, several thousand Palestinians at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Lebanon were brutally massacred by the Lebanese phalange militias at the behest of the Israeli military, which had besieged and bombarded the area for days.  The massacre took place during Israel’s occupation of Lebanon, soon after theContinue reading “38 after the Massacre: Remembering Sabra and Shatila – The Palestine Chronicle”

Netanyahu’s Son Fundraises for Convincted Murderer of Palestinian Dawabsheh Family – The Palestine Chronicle

Yair Netanyahu, the son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has caused outrage after calling the conviction of a Jewish settler for the triple murder of a Palestinian family a “disgrace” and sharing a crowdfunding page for his legal support on Monday. The 29-year-old’s tweets, in defense of Amiram Ben Uliel who was found guiltyContinue reading “Netanyahu’s Son Fundraises for Convincted Murderer of Palestinian Dawabsheh Family – The Palestine Chronicle”

Forest fires rage across Syria in the wake of US-led increased economic warfare – Vanessa Beeley

For nearly two weeks, Syria has been battling a new wave of fires that have engulfed much of the agricultural and forest-rich mountainous areas of western Syria. Thanks to a corporate media blackout, very few in the West are aware of the devastation that is affecting the Syrian people already crippled by U.S.-led economic sanctions,Continue reading “Forest fires rage across Syria in the wake of US-led increased economic warfare – Vanessa Beeley”

Trump’s Dirty Business as Usual Middle East Agenda – Stephen Lendman

Time and again, when US policymakers announce a new dawn, everything stays the same or deteriorates. Tuesday at the White House was the latest deception during an orchestrated signing ceremony. The so-called Abraham Accords Peace Agreement has nothing to do with Middle East peace and stability. Trump hosted Israel’s Netanyahu, UAE foreign minister Abdullah binContinue reading “Trump’s Dirty Business as Usual Middle East Agenda – Stephen Lendman”

How the USA and Turkey Plunder and Loot Syria with Impunity – Global Research

While President Trump lashes out at rioting and looting in Portland and Kenosha, half way around the world, the USA and Turkey are plundering and looting Syria on a vastly greater scale with impunity and little publicity. Turkey Loots Syria, then Disrupts Safe Water Supply   Turkey has been plundering the Syrian infrastructure for years. Continue reading “How the USA and Turkey Plunder and Loot Syria with Impunity – Global Research”

SAUDI AIR FORCE IS LEVELING YEMENI CAPITAL TO GROUND IN RESPONSE TO HOUTHI STRIKES ON RIYADH – South Front

The Saudi-led coalition has been bombing Yemen with a renewed energy following the recent missile and drone strikes on the Kingdom’s capital by the Ansar Allah movement (also known as the Houthis). According to pro-Houthi sources, Saudi warplanes conducted over 60 airstrikes on different targets across the country during the past few days. They insistContinue reading “SAUDI AIR FORCE IS LEVELING YEMENI CAPITAL TO GROUND IN RESPONSE TO HOUTHI STRIKES ON RIYADH – South Front”

Three Life Sentences Plus 40 Years for Convicted Israeli Settler – Stephen Lendman

Convictions of Israelis for crimes against Palestinians are rare exceptions, not the rule — almost never against soldiers and other security forces. According to Yesh Din Volunteers for Human Rights, violence by Israeli forces and settlers occurs daily, nearly always with no accountability. Yesh Din’s data show that “the vast majority of investigation files regardingContinue reading “Three Life Sentences Plus 40 Years for Convicted Israeli Settler – Stephen Lendman”

Revealed: Censored Videos Show Saudi Pilots Bombing Britain – Global Research

Saudi air force pilots are being allowed to conduct “air-to-ground training sorties” in Britain, Declassified has found. Video recordings of the bombing sorties are being withheld by the RAF, which refuses to release the footage in case it upsets diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia. An oil-rich dictatorship, Saudi Arabia is one of the UK’s closest militaryContinue reading “Revealed: Censored Videos Show Saudi Pilots Bombing Britain – Global Research”

The Truth Behind Netanyahu’s Admission that Police Killing was a Cover-up – Dissident Voice

It is unprecedented. Three years after the Israeli government first began vilifying a Palestinian teacher to retrospectively justify his murder by Israel’s security forces, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a public apology to his family last week. Yacoub Abu al-Qiyan was not a “terrorist” after all, the Israeli prime minister conceded. And there was more. IsraeliContinue reading “The Truth Behind Netanyahu’s Admission that Police Killing was a Cover-up – Dissident Voice”

Iran, the United States and False Flags – American Herald Tribune

United States’ government spokespeople are forever demonizing Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has proclaimed that Iran is the world’s chief sponsor of terrorism. In keeping with this, the possibility of the U.S. waging war against Iran is very real. We must remember that Iran has not invaded another country since 1798: yes, that is 222Continue reading “Iran, the United States and False Flags – American Herald Tribune”

Tony Blair Calling for Digital IDs, Immunity Passports – 21st Century Wire

One lesson we all should have learned from the early 2000s is that whatever issue or agenda Tony Blair is pushing should be viewed with suspicion, as it almost always ends up being nefarious. As one of history’s most egregious living war criminals, he’s damaged goods, and thus highly malleable by his career paymasters – theContinue reading “Tony Blair Calling for Digital IDs, Immunity Passports – 21st Century Wire”

Media Silence: Israel Has Been Bombing Lebanon, Gaza and Syria This Week – 21st Century Wire

Israel has been relentlessly shelling and bombing all over the Middle East this week, savagely hitting Lebanon, Gaza and Syria. As independent journalist Robert Inlakesh reports, you would never know it from the media silence: Media Silence: Israel Has Been Bombing Lebanon, Gaza and Syria This Week