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IDF Unit 8200 Counter-Offensive Begins (Richard Silverstein) - 24-oct-2014

September 20, 2014 - Those of you who remember back to the Bush presidency, will recall the controversy generated by the exposure of torture techniques used against Islamist prisoners at Guantanamo and at secret prison sites in Poland and elsewhere. Among them were the notorious waterboarding which brought detainees to near drowning. When this scandal erupted, the Bush-Cheney cabal went on a counter-offensive claiming that lives were saved and terror plots exposed by such torture. In fact, the claim turned out to be hollow and those averted terror attacks were not exposed through torture. Now, the IDF is going on a counter-offensive of its own after the reputation of the prestigious SIGINT Unit 8200 was sullied by charges of veterans that it engaged in tawdry, immoral acts attempting to exploit the weaknesses of Palestinians in order to compel them to collaborate with Israeli intelligence....

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Israel’s Bedouin relocation plans spark vehement opposition (By Jonathan Brown) - 24-oct-2014

September 20, 2014 -- The Israeli government’s plans to relocate thousands of Bedouins from the 'Jerusalem Periphery’ to new residential developments in the Jordan Valley have been met with sharp opposition. Israel’s Civil Administration in the West Bank has developed nine individual plans, which collectively constitute a strategy for evicting approximately 12,500 Bedouins from the Jahalin, Kaabneh and Rashaida tribes from their communities near Jerusalem to new residential developments north of Jericho....

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Secy. Kerry says Iran can help defeat ISIS (By Jesse Byrnes) - 24-oct-2014

September 20, 2014 - Secretary of State John Kerry said that the United States welcomes potential action on the part of Iran to combat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) while the Obama administration maintains it is not coordinating militarily with the nation. In remarks to the United Nations Security Council in New York on Friday, Kerry called for a "holistic, global campaign" to defeat ISIS, noting, "the coalition required to eliminate ISIL is not only, nor even primarily, military in nature," he said using an alternate acronym for the group...

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Hamas is just as bad as ISIS and worse than Boko Haram — Israeli government propaganda (Allison Deger) - 24-oct-2014

September 20, 2014 - In late July while Israel’s 50-day offensive Operation Protective Edge was in its final weeks, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-hand man met with a group of journalists in Jerusalem. Tensions were at a peak; the ground invasion had just ended and the air campaign was at an unstable pause. The Israeli Minister of Intelligence Yuval Steinitz was about to give the first political strategy briefing on what the Jewish state would want for the future of Gaza, what it would go on to lobby for in truce talks once reconvened in Cairo....

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Israeli navy shoots 70-year-old Palestinian fisherman on beach (Ma'an News) - 24-oct-2014

September 20, 2014 -- Israeli naval forces opened fire off the coast of northern Gaza late Wednesday, injuring a Palestinian fisherman on a beach, locals said. Yousef Zayif, 70, was hit by live fire while waiting for his sons on the shore near al-Sudaniya. Medics said he was moderately wounded. An Israeli army spokeswoman did not return calls seeking comment. On Sunday, an Israeli warship opened fire at Palestinian fishermen off the coast of Gaza City's al-Shati refugee camp, the speaker of the Union of Gaza Fishermen said...


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The War on ISIS: Views From Syrian Activists and Intellectuals (Danny Postel) - 24-oct-2014

September 20, 2014 - ...My support for the Syrian revolution is unconditional and for that reason I am opposed to the U.S. intervention. The United States and its regional allies have done everything to undermine the Syrian revolution. Most importantly they have done so by supporting the Syrian National Coalition against the grassroots movements... The U.S. intervention in Syria (and Iraq) will kill many innocent civilians. It will also fulfill ISIS’s wish to become the primary anti-American force in the region and thereby help the terrorist organization recruit more fighters. The beheading of the two U.S. citizens by ISIS was intended to generate the reaction it is now getting from the United States. Finally, Assad played a crucial role in strengthening ISIS and using it against revolutionary forces...

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Palestine Solidarity and Mass Mobilization (By Alan Sears) - 23-oct-2014

September 20, 2014- Omar Barghouti wrote in December 2013 that the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign "may well be reaching a tipping point." Barghouti is one of the founders of this movement to pressure Israel to recognize fundamental Palestinian rights. This may be the breakthrough moment for BDS, shifting from the slow accumulation of modest victories to major successes and widespread support. He described this as the "South Africa moment," where BDS organizing would reach the critical mass of anti-apartheid solidarity in the 1980s. Events this summer have certainly confirmed Barghouti's analysis. The brutal Israeli assault on Gaza, combined with the use of repressive force against Palestinians on the West Bank and those who are citizens of Israel, has pushed larger numbers to question the Israeli claim that even the most naked aggression is actually self-defence...

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Hypocrisy in the Middle East
Palestine, the US and “Democracy”
(by BOB FANTINA) - 23-oct-2014

September 20, 2014 - Now that the dust has settled on the mutilated bodies of Palestinian men, women and children, the world seems able to ignore the desperate plight of those that survived. Apartheid Israel has accomplished its periodic 'mowing of the grass’, the leveling of Gaza’s infrastructure, the destruction of schools, hospitals and mosques, and the killing of over 2,000 innocent, unarmed and defenseless Palestinians. Business for Israel now continues as usual, with IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) terrorists focusing their murders on innocent Palestinians in the West Bank. There, with complete impunity, they bulldoze homes, shoot unarmed teenagers, arrest and detain children, establish arbitrary checkpoints and steal land, all in violation of international law, law the international community doesn’t seem particularly interested in enforcing...


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FSA founder warns of airstrikes, says ISIS not U.S. target (Zaman Al Wasl) - 23-oct-2014

September 20, 2014 - Founder of rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) on Saturday said that planned U.S. airstrikes will eliminate Syrians’ revolution as it will strengthen Bashar al-Assad and his key ally, Iran. Syria's army defector Colonel Riad al-Asaad, who met with National Coalition’s Secretary-General Nasr al-Hariri on Friday, expressed concern to Zaman al-Wasl over the planned American airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), saying: "Syrian revolution will be eliminated under this pretext ...Al-Asaad called on moderate rebels to mass efforts for more unity to revive the Syrian revolution after being kidnapped by radical Islamist groups and West-backed agendas. "We are looking for rebel commanders who share us the national concern," he added....

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Damaging Our Country from Wars of Choice (By Ralph Nader) - 23-oct-2014

September 19, 2014 -The drums of war are beating once again with the vanguard of U.S. bombers already over Iraq (and soon Syria) to, in President Obama’s words, "degrade and destroy ISIS." The Republican Party, led by war-at-any-cost Senators Lindsay Graham and John McCain, wants a bigger military buildup which can only mean U.S. soldiers on the ground. Here they go again. Another result of Bush’s war in Iraq. Washington has already expended thousands of American lives, hundreds of thousands of American injuries and illnesses, and over a million Iraqi lives. The achievement: the slaying or capture of Al Qaeda leaders, but with that came the spread of Al Qaeda into a dozen countries and the emergence of a new Al Qaeda on steroids called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) which has nominal control over an area in Syria and Iraq larger than the territory of Great Britain...

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Iran and Israel's role in the war on ISIS (Tala'at Rameeh) - 23-oct-2014

September 20, 2014 - ...In addition to this, the previous experience of forming an alliance for the war on terror during Bush's administration has proven that Iran and Israel, which have been officially excluded from participating in the war alliance, not only benefitted from the war, but also participated in it. The war on Afghanistan and Iraq ended with two winners; Iran and Israel, and no other states, not even the US itself. The blow dealt to the Iraqi army was a victory for the two states without their soldiers having to fire a single shot. The door was open for the growth of Iran's role and its influence and control in the region, as well as its control over Iraq, which was "liberated" by the US forces. It was over for the national Iraqi army which was a constant concern for Israel in the balance of power with the Arabs. The reports from the Israeli and Iranian sides have proven that they shared roles and interests in the post-occupation period inside Iraq without much dispute. This was their reward for unofficially participating in the wars. (Iran has officially admitted to participating in the war.)...

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Syria News - September 19, 2014 (Local Coordination Committees of Syria) - 23-oct-2014

September 19, 2014 - By the end of Friday, LCC were able to document 62 martyrs including 5 women, 7 children and a martyr under torture: 32 martyrs were reported in Idlib; 11 in Damascus and its Suburbs; 11 in Aleppo; 3 in Dier Ezzor; 3 in Daraa; 1 in Homs and 1 in Lattakia....


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Support grows for Gaza's boycott of Israeli goods (Asmaa al-Ghoul) - 23-oct-2014

September 19, 2014 — In a busy fruit shop in Gaza City, it's difficult differentiating between the fruits from Israel and those from Gaza. We had to first ask, "From which city do these mangoes come?" To which the owner replied, "The mangoes are from Acre." We asked again, "And the dates?" "From Israel, our occupied lands," he answered. "The peaches?" we asked. The shop owner said, "All of this is from Israel — mangoes, dates, bananas, parsley, peaches, squash, tomatoes and oranges, but they are from our lands there. Our customers like these types of fruits, even if they have a substitute from Gaza."The difference is obvious. Mangoes from Gaza are big and green and from Israel small and golden....


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Bigotry behind the cassock (Tony Badran) - 23-oct-2014

September 19, 2014 - ....What’s more, if there aren’t moderate Sunnis, as one of the Christian Patriarchs reportedly told Obama, then how are Middle Eastern Christians going to continue living in the region? If the proposition is an alliance with the Iran-Assad camp, under an American umbrella, then that entails a permanent state of war with the Sunnis, whose slaughter and forced subjugation are to be considered licit. Despite the pretenses of the conference and the clergymen who promoted this message, and those who defended it, not all Middle Eastern Christians see it this way. Prominent Christian political figures and intellectuals in Lebanon criticized the IDC, and have rejected the call to align with Assad. They note that Christianity has survived for millennia and does not need to, and in no way should, cast its lot with murderous thugs, and deny Sunnis their rights to live free, in order to carry on...

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Gaza farmers want guarantees Israel won’t destroy their lands (Hana Salah) - 23-oct-2014

September 19, 2014 — Farmers in the border areas in the east of the Gaza Strip are voicing concerns over a renewed Israeli war. They fear the imposition of a buffer zone of up to 300 meters (328 yards) if no final agreement is reached with the resistance factions. Talks will take place during negotiations scheduled later this month in Cairo. The state of calm, which has prevailed in the eastern regions since the announcement of the truce on Aug. 26, was not enough for farmers to rehabilitate their land because of fears of their being damaged again. The border lands are the first to be harmed in the event of a land invasion and the first victim of every Israeli war....

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On accusations of FSA truces with ISIS or subservience to the US (Michael Karadjis) - 23-oct-2014

September 19, 2014 - Several days ago, several conspiracist media outlets "reported" that a number of units of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) near Damascus had signed a non-aggression pact with the local Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS). As is well-known, the FSA has been the main force fighting ISIS in Syria for over a year. The "news" spread like wildfire around conspiracist, "anti-imperialist", right-wing Islamophobic and similar networks, "evidence" yet again that can never trust an Arab moderate, because no such thing exists etc, and if "we" let them get arms they’ll give them to jihadists etc...But here I want to make some more general points about the issue. The FSA are not America’s puppets, to simply dance to the tune of the master. The USA did not arm the FSA in their heroic 3-year fight against a fascist tyranny, and the USA did not arm them in their year-long fight against fascist ISIS...

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Palestinians on the run from Syria find bleak future in Lebanon (Rebecca Murray) - 23-oct-2014

September 19, 2014 - The United Nations says that more than 3 million Syrians have officially fled their country since the war began. This number does not include Palestinians who were born and grew up in Syria, and are on the run now too. Maha, a 54-year old mother, is one such Palestinian. From a refugee camp in Dera’a, where the Syrian uprising first sparked in March 2011, she fled the fighting with her family for Lebanon.Maha is currently living in an abandoned nursery in Beirut’s Palestinian refugee camp of Bourj al-Barajneh, bordering the Hezbollah stronghold of Dahiyeh.Three families are crammed into the small space donated to them by the Palestinian armed faction, Fatah al-Intifada, based in Ein al-Helweih refugee camp in Sidon. They survive on handouts from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)...


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More than 3,000 Gazan children wounded in war (Mohammed Othman) - 23-oct-2014

September 19, 2014 — He moves around the hospital, the smile never leaving his face. His boyish attitude is translated by his spontaneous hand gestures. When he gets tired, he rests on his bed, near his older brother who was also wounded during the same airstrike. He finally returns to his wheelchair. Ibrahim Khattab, 9, has lost his left leg. During Israel’s 51-day war on the Gaza Strip, which ended on Aug. 28, Ibrahim and his brother Wassim, who lived in Deir al-Balah in the center of Gaza, left their house and were wounded by an Israeli airstrike, causing the loss of Ibrahim’s left leg and critical injuries to Wassim’s legs...



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Obama's only policy is to try to turn the FSA into a sahwat (Ben Allinson-Davies) - 23-oct-2014

September 19, 2014 - ...Obama's only policy is to try to turn the FSA into a sahwat which (in his dream world) will eventually only fight ISIS and reach a "political solution" with the regime... The same regime committing a genocide against the Syrian people! The FSA wasn't created to fight as Obama's militia, but to liberate Syria, as Syrians have said before. Obama hasn't given a damn about them until he thought they could be useful to him. He was perfectly happy to let them die against tanks and jet fighters until they became useful. Never forget that....


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Photo Exhibit Restores Dignity To Victims of U.S. Torture (By Natasha Vargas-Cooper) - 23-oct-2014

September 19, 2014 - The U.S. military used a camera as a torture device at Abu Grahib. To add further humiliation to detainees who were already put in cages, urinated on, stripped naked then stacked in macabre human pyramids, their photos were taken during these degrading acts. "I wanted to use the camera to restore these peoples’ humanity through beautiful portraiture," says photographer Chris Bartlett, whose exhibition, "Iraqi Detainees: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Ordeals," opens tonight in New York. When confronted with images of torture, Bartlett says, even the greatest liberal or humanist among us has the tendency to flinch and look away. "It’s such a disturbing and disgusting issue that people want to turn off from it." Bartlett, who often works in high fashion photography, shooting subjects like candy colored Tory Burch handbags, said he wanted to take "very kind, respectful, beautiful, portraits to draw people into the subject and learn more about their stories."...

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John Kerry suggests Iran could lead fight against Isil if US 'fails miserably' (By Raf Sanchez and Jack Gurdon) - 23-oct-2014

September 19, 2014 - John Kerry suggested today that the task of defeating the Islamic State could fall to Iran and the Syrian government if the US was "failing miserably" in its effort to defeat the jihadists. The hypothetical scenario raised by the secretary of state is likely to be a new frustration for the White House, which has spent the day quashing speculation by American generals that US ground troops could be sent back to Iraq. Mr Kerry's words may also heighten Sunni suspicions that the US secretly intends to ally with the Shia governments in Damascus and Tehran against Isil...

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Faces of Our Dead: Photos of the Palestinians tortured to death by Syrian regime (by Talal Alyan) - 23-oct-2014

September 19, 2014 -T ere have been at least 265 Palestinians tortured to death by the Syrian regime. Hundreds of others remain vanished. No editorializing. No moral indignation. Here are the faces of 56 of the Palestinians who have been tormented to death....

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The agreement of humiliation and shame (Hesham Munawer) - 23-oct-2014

September 19, 2014 The Oslo agreement was built upon all of the Palestinian political, social and economic resources. It is now twenty-one years old and has not succeeded in achieving even the minimum that was expected of it, except for the establishment of a corrupt and incompetent Palestinian Authority that is unable to manage the most basic portfolios. Oslo has given us only division and shame, causing many honest Arabs and Muslims to lose much of their faith in our central cause. When the acknowledgement letters were exchanged between the PLO and Israel it was considered by the latter to be a Trojan horse which the occupation brought into the Arab world in order to achieve peacefully what it could not achieve militarily over the years of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Oslo changed it into a Palestinian-Israeli conflict with an Arab audience...

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‘This is our land!': West Bank village Wadi Fukin fights largest Israeli land grab in decades (Kelly Lynn) - 23-oct-2014

September 19, 2014 - Wadi Fukin may be the smallest of the five villages threatened by Israel’s recent mass land grab, but these days it’s certainly not the quietest. Leaders in the village of approximately 1,250 have galvanized locals into organizing Friday demonstrations against Israeli occupation for the first time in years, after 4,000 dunams (nearly 1,000 acres) in the southern West Bank was declared "state land," by Israel. Over a quarter of the confiscated land belongs to Wadi Fukin, which already lost most of its property to the still expanding Israeli settlements of Beitar Illit and Hadar Beitar in the north and Tsur Hadassah in the west after 1967.


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Civil Administration plans to expel thousands of Bedouins from homes, concentrate them in inadequate settlement (B'Tselem) - 23-oct-2014

September 19, 2014 - The Civil Administration has filed for objections plans for establishing a new settlement in the Jordan Valley, where thousands of Bedouins will be forced to relocate. The Civil Administration is advancing several such plans.The current plan was drawn up without consulting the residents themselves, ignoring their needs. It is part of the Civil Administration’s repeated attempts to concentrate the Bedouins living in the West Bank’s Area C in "permanent sites", with a view to annexing most of this area to Israel and leaving it free for Israeli use, including settlement expansion.The new settlement, to be named Ramat Nu’eimeh, will be built in Area C near Jericho, in the Jordan Valley, and is slated to house about 12,500 people from Bedouin communities in the Jordan Valley and the Ma'ale Adumim area....

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Privatizating law enforcement in, around settlements (By +972 Resources) - 23-oct-2014

September 19, 2014 - 'The Lawless Zone’ is a report by Yesh Din on the transfer of policing and security powers to the Civilian Security Coordinators (CSC) in Israel’s West Bank settlements and outposts. The report presents an analysis of the institution of the CSCs as an inherent aspect of the biased and chaotic state of Israeli law enforcement in the occupied Palestinian territories. The report demonstrates how the regime of civilian security coordinators undermines the rule of law in the West Bank to the point of stripping it of all meaning. It constitutes another layer in Israel’s dereliction of its duty to protect the Palestinian residents of the West Bank, Yesh Din writes...

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