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Israeli-Palestinian peace talks are collapsing — for good reason (Richard Falk) - 19-apr-2014

April 16, 2014 - The revival of direct negotiations last August between the government of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization was mainly an initiative of the U.S. government, energized by Secretary of State John Kerry, who has put relentless pressure on both sides to keep talking despite the seeming futility of such a process. Kerry proclaimed these negotiations an all-or-nothing moment, the last chance for the Israelis and Palestinians to resolve the conflict by creating a Palestinian state alongside Israel. The agreement for the current round of negotiations is set to expire on April 29, and Kerry is increasingly desperate for the parties to agree on an extension. But if the talks continue, as may well happen, that should not be misunderstood as a sign that there’s any realistic chance of such a diplomatic process succeeding...

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Time for an Accounting
Obama, Monopoly Capitalism, and Global Hegemony
(by NORMAN POLLACK) - 19-apr-2014

April 16, 2014 -We’ve seen enough to know that the US is on track to push structural-ideological tyranny to a new level, not so much the reproduction of 20th century fascism (although that historical experience has created an indelible mark on the mindset of present-day geopolitical strategists in defining what might be possible in violating international law without thoroughly antagonizing the world community) as, instead, using a cloak of liberal humanitarianism to assert military power in pursuit of traditional imperialism. The same goals, different label...

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Why Israeli Officials are Chuckling: The ‘Stable’ West Bank Dilemma (By Ramzy Baroud) - 19-apr-2014

April 16, 2014 -Israel’s deputy foreign minister, Ze’ev Elkin, is a member of Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and his predominantly rightwing cabinet. In a recent interview with The Economist, Elkin used the familiar tone of being conceited and oblivious to such notions as international or human rights, and reaffirmed his rejection of a Palestinian state.Instead, Elkin wants Israel to annex a chunk of the West Bank. There is nothing new here, as such language is now official Israeli discourse. But one statement stood out, one that many Palestinians would find bewildering and exasperating.These days, said Elkin with a chuckle, the West Bank is "the most stable part of the Middle East".The bewilderment would stem from the fact that the West Bank is an occupied Palestinian territory...

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What Other Torturous Measures Will They Inflict on the Tortured? (Tamar Fleishman) - 19-apr-2014

April 16, 2014 -The thousands of people who arrive at Qalandiya checkpoint and its surroundings each day didn’t hold their breaths when they heard Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement that "unilateral actions by the Palestinians will be responded by unilateral actions".What other unilateral actions could the Israeli government take against the Palestinians in a reality in which millions of human beings, from the moment of their birth and until their death, are victims of commands, regulations and laws that enable theft and torture?...


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Haaretz joins Rush Limbaugh and company in trying to link Max Blumenthal to KC shooter suspect (Alex Kane and Phan Nguyen) - 19-apr-2014

April 16, 2014 - Before journalist and author Max Blumenthal turned his eye towards Israel/Palestine, he was a dogged investigator of the seedy world of neo-Nazism and white supremacism in the U.S. But now, liberal Israeli newspaper Haaretz has joined right-leaning Israel advocates in trying to turn the tables on him by linking the journalist to Frazier Glenn Miller (also known as Frazier Glenn Cross), the suspect in Sunday’s deadly shooting at two Jewish centers in Kansas City. Various personalities are waging a concerted smear campaign against Blumenthal, whose book Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel kicked up a storm of controversy over its indictment of Israel’s human rights abuses. The canary in the coal mine for them was that Miller, who posted on the far-right forum Vanguard News Network as "Rounder," once posted about an interview Blumenthal did on Russia Today...

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Mobile wall to protect settlers during Passover (Al Ray) - 19-apr-2014

April 16, 2014 - - Israeli occupation forces stopped Wednesday a military truck carrying a metal protection wall in the Bab Al Zawya district of Hebron, southern West Bank, to protect the settlers celebrating Jewish "Passover" holiday.
Local sources told the Safa news agency that this is the first time the occupation forces use this kind of trucks to protect the colonial settlers in West Bank. Dozens of colonial settlers raided under heavy protection of Israeli army forces an old Palestinian building in the Be’r al-Saba’ street called "the tomb of Atnaúal bin Gunar" by the settlers...

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Why we’re taking a different approach to divestment (Hanna Alshaikh) - 19-apr-2014

April 16, 2014 - Students at DePaul University in Chicago launched a campaign last month to divest from Israeli human rights violations. This will be among the first divestment campaigns in the United States to use the referendum strategy. The University of South Florida attempted divestment via referendum in 2013, but the administration refused to certify the results. Building off the momentum from similar and recent campaigns at the University of Michigan, Loyola University Chicago and across the University of California system, DePaul Divest is spearheaded by DePaul’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)...

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NSA Spying Is Here to Stay (by Jim Hightower) - 19-apr-2014

April 16, 2014 - On Monday, April 14, the the Washington Post and the Guardian US newspapers received the Pulitzer for Journalism Public Service for their reports on NSA spying. In light of their hard work, let's recap events of the last year. Embarrassed and irritated by Edward Snowden's leaks, Obama charged last year at a press conference that Snowden was presenting a false picture of NSA by releasing parts of its work piecemeal: "Rather than have a trunk come out here and a leg come out there," he said, "let's just put the whole elephant out there so people know exactly what they're looking at. ... America is not interested in spying on ordinary people," he assured us. The government, he went on, is not "listening in on people's phone calls or inappropriately reading people's emails."...

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Nabi Saleh breaks the military siege (Nora Tamimi) - 19-apr-2014

April 16, 2014 - For three days, a small village in the West Bank, Nabi Saleh, was subjected to a military siege imposed by the Israeli Occupation Forces as a form of collective punishment. On Saturday 12th of April, the IOF imposed the blockade after declaring it to be a "closed military area". All the main entrances to Nabi Saleh were closed and anyone who attempted to enter or leave the village was attacked, regardless of the threat they represented. Just before the siege, Sarak, the Israeli military unit in position and known for its ruthlessness, announced its intention to "impose law and order by suppressing any form of terrorism". This was a senseless statement considering the fact that since 2009 Nabi Saleh has witnessed non-violent action against the Israeli occupation in all its facets....

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WATCH: Exploiting African asylum seeker labor (By Social TV) - 19-apr-2014

April 16, 2014 - Three African asylum seekers were hired by a family in the Israeli city of Bat Yam; the municipality demanded that they stop working. When the asylum seekers demanded payment from the family for time worked, they were refused. Israel Social TV joined them with a camera when they demanded their pay....

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Why we’re taking a different approach to divestment (Hanna Alshaikh) - 19-apr-2014

April 16, 2014 - Students at DePaul University in Chicago launched a campaign last month to divest from Israeli human rights violations. This will be among the first divestment campaigns in the United States to use the referendum strategy. The University of South Florida attempted divestment via referendum in 2013, but the administration refused to certify the results. Building off the momentum from similar and recent campaigns at the University of Michigan, Loyola University Chicago and across the University of California system, DePaul Divest is spearheaded by DePaul’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)...

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Where is it written that Palestinians have to be killed? Good question. (Ibrahim Hewitt) - 19-apr-2014

April 15, 2014 - The speaker was a Palestinian woman, a refugee from Yarmouk Refugee Camp in Syria; she is now a double refugee living, if that's the right word, in northern Jordan. Where, she asked, is it written that Palestinians have to be killed? It is a good question. Hard-core Zionists might cite Old Testament authority for the Jews to kill goyim, but most reasonable people will have to admit that the lady has a point. It isn't written anywhere. Nor is there a sensible argument against her logic that if Palestinian refugees are a problem then let them go back to their land and they would no longer be refugees so there would be no more problem...


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TMZ: Only US Television Program to Cover Latest Report of CIA Using Music to Torture Detainees (By: Kevin Gosztola) - 19-apr-2014

April 15, 2014 -Another example of the government using rock music to torture detainees was reported last week. But it appears the only television or broadcast news program to cover and report on this further was TMZ. Journalist Jason Leopold wrote a story for Al Jazeera that was published on April 9 on the contents of the Senate intelligence committee’s report on CIA torture. He reported, "One former interrogator briefed about Abu Zubaydah’s interrogations from May to July 2002 told Al Jazeera that the music used to batter the detainee’s senses was by the Red Hot Chili Peppers."...

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Syria News - April 15, 2014 (Warning: Graphic Videos) (Local Coordinating Committees of Syria) - 18-apr-2014

April 15, 2014 - By the end of Tuesday the Coordination Committees were able to document 90 martyrs in Syria including 3 women, 6 children and 5 martyrs under torture: 24 martyrs were reported in Aleppo; 22 in Idlib; 20 in Deir Ezzor; 15 in Damascus and its Suburbs; 6 in Daraa; and 3 martyrs in Homs....

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Taliban : We do not recognize any president (Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan) - 18-apr-2014

April 15, 2014 - ...All these elections were held under the direct supervision of American occupiers. In fact this process was launched to oppose the Islamic system. The support of a few countries of the world for these elections is co-related with their own policies and has nothing to do with the demands and aspirations of the Afghan masses. You know that none of the world countries dares to confront America and nor can they afford to. Presently almost the entire world is under the vast American influence. They control the governments but not the masses. The governments, on the basis of their political policies, support, just for the sake of very limited benefits, all those steps which are either taken or only backed by America. The American occupation of Afghanistan was called a legitimate one by most countries of the world. They either adopted silence or openly supported them...

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Stats: 2202 Palestinians died in Syria since the conflict began (ALRAY) - 18-apr-2014

April 15, 2014 - Action Group for Palestinians in Syria recorded Monday 2202 victims died since the Syrian conflict began.Three Palestinians were killed Monday due the ongoing shelling on the besieged Palestinian refugee camps. The group clarified that the three are: Mohammed Theiab,27, Ali Ya’qoub from Sbina camp who was tortured to death in the Syrian prisons, and Shamseya Shtaiwy,57, who was died due the lack of medicines and medical care in the besieged Yarmouk refugee camp. Refugees in Der’aa camp suffer from the severe lack of medical stuff and food supplies. Drinking water crisis is still ongoing due the power cut for long time...


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Endgame Apartheid: The US-Sponsored "Peace Process" (IMEU) - 18-apr-2014

April 15, 2014- For more than two decades, the United States has maintained a monopoly on mediating Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. During this time, the situation of most Palestinians living in the occupied territories has deteriorated steadily while Israel’s domination over their lives has become ever more entrenched. More than 20 years after the US-sponsored "peace process" began, the creation of an independent Palestinian state – the ostensible endgame of negotiations – is more distant than ever, and Israel’s nearly 47-year-old discriminatory occupation regime becomes more permanent by the day. The following fact sheet provides an overview of the US role in the "peace process" and the consequences it has had for the Palestinians...

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Torture and the Destruction of the Human Being Shaker Aamer by the United States (By: Peter Van Buren) - 18-apr-2014

April 15, 2014 - Somedays we have a little fun in this space, commenting on world events with a joke, some satire, a little snark. Today will not be one of those days.The Bush and Obama administrations have gone to extraordinary lengths to hide America’s archipelago of secret prisons and systems of torture. They at first denied any of that even existed, then used an ever-so-compliant media to call it all necessary for our security and very survival, then shaping dumb-cow public opinion with ersatz terms like enhanced interrogation to keep the word torture out of the discourse, then having the CIA destroy videos of the brutality, then imprisoning officials, such as John Kiriakou, who sought to expose it all, then refusing to hold hearings or conduct investigations, then employing black ops to try and derail even a cursory Senate report and, of this date, allowing the torturers at the CIA themselves the final word on what if anything will appear in the public version of a Senate report on torture that may or may not see the light of day anytime soon...

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Chelsea Manning to Take a More Active Role in Her Case During Appeal (By: Kevin Gosztola) - 18-apr-2014

April 15, 2014 - During her trial, the only time the public heard from Chelsea Manning was when she made statements in court. But according to Emma Cape, a lead organizer for the Chelsea Manning Support Network, Manning will be taking a "somewhat more active role" in the case during appeal. Cape, along with Manning’s new lawyers and whistleblowers who support Manning, spoke at an event at Georgetown Law Center on April 13. She reported that Manning has provided feedback on the work of the Support Network and communicated how she would like some of the organization’s messaging to be. She has also expressed interest in publicly sharing her thoughts on freedom of information, government transparency and restrictions on press access...

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Senior Iranian commander: Assad would have been toppled without Iran's support (Middle East Monitor) - 18-apr-2014

April 15, 2014 -Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad would have lost the battle if Iran did not support him, the Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Forces Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said.The Iranian news agency Fars reported Hajizadeh saying that Al-Assad had achieved victory over the opposition with support from different powers from outside the country. "He remained in power just because Iran wanted that," he said. Fars said that Hajizadeh delivered his remarks in a celebration held on Friday. "Eighty-six countries around the world wanted to change the Syrian regime and said that Al-Assad had to quit," he said, "all of them failed because Iran wanted something different."...


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Remembering Vik (International Solidarity Movement) - 18-apr-2014

April 15, 2014---Vittorio Arrigoni was a human rights activist (Italy, February 1975) and member of ISM, who was murdered on the 15th of April 2011, aged 36, whilst supporting the struggle for a free Palestine. I want to remember Vittorio Arrigoni with his words, and for once the words are not just wasted air, but are synonymous with practice, of a real life spent standing in solidarity with Palestinians. Palestinians will always remember him, and so will I, like a friend that I never had the pleasure of knowing....

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The US’s Invasion of Africa That Nobody Knows About (John Glaser) - 18-apr-2014

April 15, 2014 - The U.S. is assembling the rudiments of imperial infrastructure throughout Africa, and hardly anybody knows about it. Hardly anybody knows about it because the government and military refuse to divulge much of U.S. foreign policy towards Africa. You see, U.S. foreign policy is really none of our business. The Obama administration has been slowly – and very quietly – peppering the U.S. military throughout the continent and putting hundreds of millions of dollars into the pockets of government contractors to build the necessary infrastructure for a permanent U.S. military presence...

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Nouri al-Maliki's many failures (The Common Ills) - 18-apr-2014

April 15, 2014 - Thug and prime minister of Iraq continues his assault on Anbar by killing civilians in Falluja. National Iraqi News Agency reports his shelling of Falluja's residential neighborhood have left 7 civilians dead today and seventeen injured. These are War Crimes.In other violence, National Iraqi News Agency reports the Ministry of the Interior announced they killed 12 suspects "on the outskirts of the city of Fallujah," an al-Radhwaniya roadside bombing claimed 2 lives and left six more people injured, 1 person was shot dead in Alkhotway, 1 person was shot dead in Hartha, 1 person was shot dead and another left injured in an Abu Ghraib attack, an eastern Mosul battle left 2 rebels dead, a Mosul roadside bombing left 2 police members dead and a third injured, 2 Ramadi suicide bombers took their own lives and the life of 1 police member (with four more injured), 1 male corpse was found dumped on a street in Kirkuk (Alsumaria notes he was blindfolded and his hands were bound), and 3 corpses were found dumped "in an orchard are in Arab Jaour, south of Baghdad" (shot "in the head and chest"). ...

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‘Hacktivist‘ collective unleashes third annual attack against Israel (By Claire Matsunami) - 18-apr-2014

April 15, 2014 - On Monday 7 April the 'hacktivist’ organization Anonymous unleashed a day long cyber-attack on a broad series of Israeli websites as part of the third year of OpIsrael. The attack specifically targeted a list of Israeli governmental websites, made public on the eve of the event. This year’s OpIsrael attack succeeded in temporarily shutting down several websites and defacing others with pro-Palestinian slogans, among them were the official website of the Israeli President, the Israeli Police and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, according to the OpIsrael Facebook page and Times Magazine. An update on the website OpIsraelBirthday, set up by Anonymous affiliated hacker AnonGhost, stated that over 400 websites were successfully breached. All websites allegedly targeted by the group are now back up and running....

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Al Haq: Israeli soldiers acted with reckless disregard for the value of human life (By Jan Walraven) - 18-apr-2014

April 15, 2015 - One month after the death of Palestinian judge Raed Zeiter at the Allenby border crossing on 10 March, Palestinian human rights organization Al Haq published the results of its investigation into his killing by Israeli soldiers. On the basis of several eyewitness accounts, the report concludes that "the Israeli soldiers demonstrated a clear intent to inflict serious bodily harm and an extreme reckless disregard for the value of human life." Recounting the way events unfolded, Al Haq’s report sketches a clear picture of the circumstances in which Zeiter, a Palestinian judge from Nablus but working in Jordan, was killed. On 10 March Zeiter was smoking outside the bus that was to bring him from Jordan into the West Bank, looking on as his fellow passenger re-boarded the bus after clearing the first of several Israeli inspection points...

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High Court petition holds Israeli impunity to account (By Beth Staton) - 18-apr-2014

April 15, 2014 -Samir Awad was sixteen years old when he was killed. It was mid January last year, and after completing a science exam he had walked to the separation wall that cuts through the land of his home town of Budrus. According to the friends he was with, Israeli soldiers fired a stun grenade at the boys and shot Samir in the leg. Then, as the teenager tried to run away, they fired a bullet to his head, at close range, and killed him. 14 months have now passed since Samir died. As of yet, no-one has been held to account for his death. The teenager's family is demanding justice. This month, Samir's father Ahmad Awad and Israeli human rights organisation B’Tselem submitted a petition to Israel’s High Court demanding that the Military Advocate General (MAG) charge the soldiers who killed Samir, or close the file on his case...

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