Palestinians urge Oscar nominees to reject Israel junket — IINA News org| Israel has over 50 racist laws that directly discriminate against its indigenous Palestinian citizens

Image from google Jerusalem, (IINA) – Palestinians are calling on Oscar nominees to reject a travel voucher supplied by the Israeli government as part of the gift bag they will be given during the Academy Awards, The Electronic Intifada (EI) reported. The Israeli tourism ministry said it was behind the vouchers, which are good for…

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine — Book by Israeli historian and activist Ilan Pappé|Watch video on the author Explaining history in Vancouver

Renowned Israeli historian, Ilan Pappe’s groundbreaking book revisits the formation of the State of Israel. Between 1947 and 1949, over 400 Palestinian villages were deliberately destroyed, civilians were massacred and around a million men, women, and children were expelled from their homes at gunpoint. Denied for almost six decades, had it happened today it could…

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…

‘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…

Over 300 Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants Condemn Israel’s “Massacre of Palestinians in Gaza” — Global Voices online org

Protest by the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN) The International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN) has released an open letter signed by 327 Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide “unequivocally” condemning the “massacre of Palestinians in Gaza and the ongoing occupation and colonization of historic Palestine” The letter was written…

"The treatment of the Palestinians is the biggest threat to Israel" — Qantara de interview with Yehuda Shaul, a former soldier and one of the founders of the Israeli NGO ‘Breaking the Silence’

***** Read this interview in Deutsch: ‘Wenn Empathie als Verbrechen zählt’ — Interview mit Yehuda Shaul (Mitbegründer von “Breaking the Silence” und israelischer Ex-Soldaten) ***** Yehuda Shaul, a former soldier in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), is one of the founders of the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence. Marian Brehmer talked to him about Operation…