Trump Administration Ousts U.N. Official to Protect Israel From Criticism

On Wednesday, a U.N. agency published a report noting that “Israel has established an apartheid regime that dominates the Palestinian people as a whole.” Yesterday, the author of that report, who has served as executive secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA) since 2010, Rima Khalef, resigned after the Trump … Continue reading Trump Administration Ousts U.N. Official to Protect Israel From Criticism

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UN Report: Israel has Established an ‘Apartheid Regime’

Report breaks new ground on the UN's examination of the situation in occupied Palestine by using the word 'apartheid'. A new United Nations report accuses Israel of having established "an apartheid regime that oppresses and dominates the Palestinian people as a whole". The publication comes amid renewed debate about whether, through its settlement policy and … Continue reading UN Report: Israel has Established an ‘Apartheid Regime’

Israeli Air Force Carries Out Airstrikes on Gaza Strip

On the night of Thursday (March 16, 2017), the Israeli Air Force carried out airstrikes on Hamas facilities in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Maan news agency reported, citing a statement of the Israel Defense Forces’ press service. According to the report, two targets in the northern part of the strip were attacked. According to … Continue reading Israeli Air Force Carries Out Airstrikes on Gaza Strip

Celebrating the Balfour Disaster

British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that Britain will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration later this year. The Conservative Party leader addressed her party’s “Friends of Israel” faction and declared that the Balfour Declaration was “one of the most important letters in history” while pledging that her government would celebrate it … Continue reading Celebrating the Balfour Disaster

Who Could Ever Feel Pride in the Balfour Declaration?

Theresa May told us that Britain will celebrate the centenary of the Balfour Declaration this summer with “pride”. This was predictable. A British prime minister who would fawn to the head-chopping Arab autocrats of the Gulf in the hope of selling them more missiles – and then hold the hand of the insane new anti-Muslim … Continue reading Who Could Ever Feel Pride in the Balfour Declaration?

Israel Launches Airstrikes Targeting Gaza Strip

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed on Monday that the Israeli Air Force (IAF) conducted retaliatory airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, the IDF spokesperson said. The IDF also pointed out that it held Hamas, an Islamist political and militant group which has been governing the Gaza Strip since 2007, accountable for all attacks from the Gaza Strip that threaten … Continue reading Israel Launches Airstrikes Targeting Gaza Strip

Israeli Media: Saudi Spy Chief Secretly Visited Israel, Palestinian Autonomy

This week Khalid Bin Ali Al Humaidan, who directs the General Intelligence Directorate (GID), Saudi Arabia’s primary spy agency, paid an unexpected visit to Jerusalem and Ramallah, although those visits have not been officially confirmed by the Israeli and Palestinian governments. Israeli news outlet Debka reported that Iranian engineers have been working almost nonstop to expand … Continue reading Israeli Media: Saudi Spy Chief Secretly Visited Israel, Palestinian Autonomy