Burma: Time for a Global UN Arms Embargo | A persistent myth that the military looking for an excuse to retake direct control of the country — Burma Campaign org

This is Min Aung Hlaing, head of the Burmese military. He is responsible for the biggest human rights and humanitarian crisis in Burma for decades. After police stations and government offices were attacked by Rohingya militants, killing police and military personnel, instead of going after those who carried out the attacks, the military launched a…

Overcoming Jewish America’s Israel fantasy — By Lisa Goldman on +972 Mag com

The idea of Israel has long been an integral part of Jewish-American identity. But with a generational change among American Jews and increasingly stark political differences with Israel’s leadership, could this be the dawn of a new era? (…) Last summer Michael Oren, who served as Israel’s ambassador to the United States from 2009-13, blithely…

Gaza’s Health Sector is under Attack — A Report published by the organization Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) — Muftah org |Watch video – Israel targeting health workers

Israel has been acting with impunity for far too long. One year ago, in the summer of 2014, that impunity reached its most recent peak in the form of a bloody and atrocious war that killed over 2,100 Palestinians in Gaza. Since 2007, Gaza has been subjected to repeated, brutal attacks by Israeli forces. For…

Designed to Fail: Gaza’s Reconstruction Plan — By Charlie Hoyle on IPS (Inter Press Service) |Not a single one of the 11,000 destroyed homes has been rebuilt

“Most of the 100,000 Palestinians displaced by the [2014] war continue to live in makeshift shelters, often in the rubble of their former homes, and the landscape is littered with miles upon miles of apocalyptic decay where homes, shops, and restaurants once stood” The rubble of twisted concrete and metal bakes in the hot Mediterranean…

Some sad stories of Palestinians under Israel occupation written by B’Tselem (The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories)

UN report is a reminder: Over 1.5 million people live in the Gaza Strip. It is not a battlefield The UN report on the 2014 Gaza conflict rejects Israeli government and military officials’ view of what is permissible in combat in densely populated areas. The UN commission’s premise differs from that of these officials, seeing…

‘Indiscriminate’ Killing in Gaza Was Top-Down War Plan, say Israeli Veterans — by Sarah Lazare on Common Dreams org

Over 60 officers and soldiers who took part in ‘Operation Protective Edge’ anonymously testify about acts they committed or witnessed IDF soldiers deployed during “Operation Protective Edge.” (Photo: IDF/flickr/public domain) The “massive and unprecedented harm” inflicted on the population of Gaza during last summer’s 50-day Israeli military assault stemmed from the top of the chain…

Top 100 on Jadaliyya in 2014 — by Jadaliyya Editors

This is a list of the most read articles in 2014. Thanks to you, this year has by far attracted the broadest readership we have had since Jadaliyya’s inception in 2010. Significantly, 2014 was also the year in which our Arabic articles readership grew exponentially, along with our general readership from within the region. Unfortunately,…

Tell the UN: Don’t reward Israel for Gaza massacre — BDS Movement Net

  International donors have pledged $5.4 billion to rebuild Gaza after Israel’s 50-day assault last summer that killed 2,254 Palestinians, including 538 children, and caused widespread destruction. Studies show that at least 45% of the aid pledged by international donors will go to the Israeli economy. Israeli companies see Israel’s siege of Gaza a profit…