Apartheid Viciousness Killing Palestinian Hunger Striker for Justice Maher al-Akhras – Stephen Lendman

Political prisoner Maher al-Akhras is “guilty” of being Palestinian in territory controlled by apartheid Israel. Uncharged and untried, he’s held under what Israel calls administration detention. It’s code language for imprisoning Palestinians for their political views, not for any wrongdoing warranting punishment. The practice is politicized detention without just cause — used almost exclusively asContinue reading “Apartheid Viciousness Killing Palestinian Hunger Striker for Justice Maher al-Akhras – Stephen Lendman”

Israel/Sudan Normalization? – Stephen Lendman

On October 23, Sudan became the third Arab state to normalize relations with Israel. The UAE in August and Bahrain last month took this step — what Hamas called “a stab in the back of the Palestinian cause…serv(ing) only the Israeli occupation and crimes.” A Palestinian Authority (PA) statement also slammed what it called surrenderingContinue reading “Israel/Sudan Normalization? – Stephen Lendman”

Israeli Soldiers Beat Palestinian Teenager to Death near Ramallah – The Palestine Chronicle

A Palestinian teenager was killed early Sunday after he was severely beaten by Israeli occupation soldiers near the village of Turmus-Ayya, near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian security and medical sources. Israeli occupation forces reportedly chased Amer Abdul-Rahim Snobar, 18, while he was driving near Turmus-Ayya, caught him, and beat himContinue reading “Israeli Soldiers Beat Palestinian Teenager to Death near Ramallah – The Palestine Chronicle”

Israel Stops Granting Visas to UN Human Rights Employees – Global Research

Israel has stopped granting any visas to employees at the United Nations’ human rights agency, effectively forcing the body’s top staff to leave, Middle East Eye can reveal. In February, Israel announced it was suspending ties with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) after a report highlighted more thanContinue reading “Israel Stops Granting Visas to UN Human Rights Employees – Global Research”

Bully-Boy Minister’s Christmas Message to UK Universities…. – American Herald Tribune

Gavin Williamson is Education Secretary in the screwball government of Boris Johnson. And he has just threatened universities that they could have their funding cut if they don’t adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism before Christmas. … Williamson’s first problem is his ignorance. He’s completely at odds with the opinion of top legalContinue reading “Bully-Boy Minister’s Christmas Message to UK Universities…. – American Herald Tribune”

Forty-five minutes – We Are Not Numbers

It is 11 a.m. He is not waiting alone; many are around him and each is lost in his or her own thoughts. His head is almost exploding as if his own thoughts are a sword stabbing mercilessly into his brain. What will he say when he sees her? What will he ask when she comes?Continue reading “Forty-five minutes – We Are Not Numbers”

Israeli Destruction of Palestinian Homes and Schools – Stephen Lendman

For over 70 years, Israeli regimes waged war on Palestinians by hot and other means with impunity. It’s about wanting historic Palestine erased, its land stolen for exclusive Jewish development, its people dispossessed — resisters brutalized or eliminated. Since apartheid Israel was established in 1948, the world community ignored its highest of high crimes —Continue reading “Israeli Destruction of Palestinian Homes and Schools – Stephen Lendman”

Video: Foreign Policy With Robert Inlakesh – Israeli House Demolition Policy Against Palestinians Explained – The Last American Vagabond

Welcome to Foreign Policy with Robert Inlakesh. In this show Robert dives into some of the most important foreign policy discussions of today while highlighting the most important information – primarily that which is missed, excluded or misrepresented by the MSM. Foreign Policy With Robert Inlakesh – Israeli House Demolition Policy Against Palestinians Explained

Facing Down Israel’s Stooges at the Heart of Our Parliament – American Herald Tribune

A debate in Parliament recently on the Occupied Palestinian Territories drew some very silly remarks from the ‘usual suspects’. It was opened in commonsense vein by Stephen Kinnock who said: “It is so vital and urgent that the rule of law be brought to bear as the foundation upon which a viable and sustainable Palestine can beContinue reading “Facing Down Israel’s Stooges at the Heart of Our Parliament – American Herald Tribune”

I will never forget Nouran – We Are Not Numbers

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain have each recently signed normalization agreements with Israel. What does it mean to establish peaceful relations between two states that have never engaged in war with each other? And what does it mean for Palestine? Bahrain’s King Hamad has called for an intensified effort to bring an endContinue reading “I will never forget Nouran – We Are Not Numbers”

Iran: Israel is the biggest threat to global peace, security – The Syria Times

In a statement to reporters on Wednesday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh described the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s anti-Iran remarks during the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, as an attempt to deceive the public opinion and the international community with ridiculous shows in order to prevent the criminal leaders ofContinue reading “Iran: Israel is the biggest threat to global peace, security – The Syria Times”

The Israeli occupation demolished more than 500 Palestinian houses in the West Bank during the past nine months – The Syria Times

The Israeli occupation continues to commit ethnic cleansing crimes against the Palestinian people in implementation of the so-called “Deal of the Century”. The occupation forces have destroyed more than 500 houses in the West Bank including houses in occupied al-Quds since the beginning of this year, causing the displacement of thousands of Palestinians in aContinue reading “The Israeli occupation demolished more than 500 Palestinian houses in the West Bank during the past nine months – The Syria Times”

TCTT – Issue 57

The Critical Thinking Times Real News, Information & Analysis in a Newspaper Format. Click picture to view issue. PDF Links: WordPress Mega Dropbox

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”