Sheikh Jarrah: Epicentre of Israel’s Plan for Jewish Supremacy in Jerusalem
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Sheikh Jarrah: Epicentre of Israel’s Plan for Jewish Supremacy in Jerusalem

The death and destruction in Gaza and occupied East Jerusalem have drawn international attention in recent days. But at the core of this round of violence, the most intense since Israel’s 2014 assault on Gaza, are Israel’s efforts to displace Palestinians from their homes in Jerusalem and to establish uncontested Jewish supremacy in the holy…

Understanding Israel’s Latest Attack on Gaza — And Who Benefits
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Understanding Israel’s Latest Attack on Gaza — And Who Benefits

Netanyahu’s political troubles — and an arms industry eager to battle test new wares on Gazans — may help explain the latest escalation of violence. “Both sides need to de-escalate.” “No one benefits from this. ” You’ll hear a lot of statements like that from pundits, elected officials, government spokespeople, and mainstream media anytime there’s…

The Truth Is Out About Israel’s Cover-up of Nakba Facts
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The Truth Is Out About Israel’s Cover-up of Nakba Facts

In light of the 73rd anniversary of the Nakba, we repost this article first published in 2019. Recent news reports have shed light on the lengths to which Israel’s security establishment is going in order to cover-up the history of the country’s war crimes against Palestinians. A long piece in Haaretz earlier this month [2019]…

Muna is Palestine, Yakub is Israel: The Untold Story of Sheikh Jarrah
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Muna is Palestine, Yakub is Israel: The Untold Story of Sheikh Jarrah

There are two separate Sheikh Jarrah stories – one read and watched in the news and another that receives little media coverage or due analysis. The obvious story is that of the nightly raids and violence meted out by Israeli police and Jewish extremists against Palestinians in the devastated East Jerusalem neighborhood. For weeks, thousands…

Al-Aqsa attacks: How Israel Is Sowing the Seeds of a New Uprising
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Al-Aqsa attacks: How Israel Is Sowing the Seeds of a New Uprising

Ten years ago, I walked down a tiled pathway in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood and was led into a room where an old woman was sitting amid a pile of boxes and packed suitcases. What kept Rifqa al-Kurd there, sitting among her boxes? She gave a one word reply: ‘Sumud’, which roughly translates as steadfastness The first…