Breaking the Silence; The ″turncoat″ sons of Israel — Aticle and interview video on veterans that document army violations against Palestinians

Founded 11 years ago, Breaking the Silence has collected and published over 1,100 mostly anonymous testimonies from IDF (Israel Defence Forces) veterans that document army violations against Palestinians. Earlier this month, an Israeli court heard a petition filed by the state attorney to force the organisation to reveal the identity of some of the testifiers….

Christian groups urge US to bar Israeli rights abusers from receiving aid — IINA News Org|Some photos of Israelis brutality to Palestinian civilians

Washington, (IINA) – Representatives of 11 churches and faith-based organizations submitted evidence to the US State department on Wednesday of specific gross violations of human rights by Israeli forces, The Electronic Intifada (EI) reported.   View more photos on IINA News Org They are demanding that the Obama administration apply US laws that would halt…

‘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…

Taher Bekri: Epic of the Thyme of Palestine on Jadaliyya com with audio readings

Taker Bekri. Image from Author] Epic of the Thyme of Palestine By Taher Bekri In memory of Mahmoud Darwish Translated by Marilyn Hacker I perfumed the hills and plains Nourished by brilliant light Accompanied wanderers’ steps Through the earth’s ancestral rites All those domes, bell-towers, temples Offered up for a thousand prayers “snip” I still…

Palestinian Territories Fishermen from Gaza Risk Their Lives at Work – Bettina Marx’s Qantara de article in which she writes that Israel has reduced their fishing zone only to 3 miles from 20

The fishermen from Gaza have a dangerous job. Israeli soldiers, often armed to the gills, obstruct their work. Last month, a 22-year-old fisherman was shot dead. Bettina Marx reports from Gaza City The fishermen from Gaza have a dangerous job. Israeli soldiers, often armed to the gills, obstruct their work. Last month, a 22-year-old fisherman…

Court: Israel at No Fault for Death of Rachel Corrie – Common Dreams org

Family’s lawyer: ‘Court has given its stamp of approval to flawed and illegal practices that failed to protect civilian life.’ A district court in Haifa has rejected a civil lawsuit that claimed the state of Israel and its armed forces were at fault in the death of American human rights activist Rachel Corrie. Corrie was…

IDF rabbinate edits out Dome of the Rock from picture of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount – IOA Org News

IDF Rabbinate’s vision: Jerusalem without Islam Click link to see the photo at source IOA Org Photo released by Military Rabbinate showing the Temple Mount without Dome of the Rock.     Source: Haaretz com By  Gili Cohen, Haaretz – 5 Jan 2011 http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/idf-rabbinate-edits-out-dome-of-the-rock-from-picture-of-jerusalem-s-temple-mount-1.405602 Photo appears in army packet on Hanukkah describing the Jewish revolt…

The Lessons of Budrus, 7 Years Later – Alon Ben-Meir at Huffington Post Com

I recently spoke at the NY United Nations Association following a screening of the documentary Budrus, named after a Palestinian village in the West Bank (WB). Although I carefully followed the events in that small village as they occurred in 2003-2004, when I previewed the documentary, I realized how little has changed since that time…

Academic claims Israeli school textbooks contain bias – Guardian UK News

Nurit Peled-Elhanan of Hebrew University says textbooks depict Palestinians as ‘terrorists, refugees and primitive farmers’ ***** Nurit Peled-Elhanan, an Israeli academic, mother and political radical, summons up an image of rows of Jewish schoolchildren, bent over their books, learning about their neighbours, the Palestinians. But, she says, they are never referred to as Palestinians unless…

Violence Spreads Along Israel’s Borders As Palestinians Coordinate Protest – Voice of America News with audio

A plainclothes Israeli police officer and soldiers detain a Palestinian protester during clashes near the Qalandiya checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem, Sunday, May 15, 2011 Israeli troops have fired at protesters along Israel’s borders with Lebanon and Syria.  At least 10 people have been killed as thousands of Palestinians mobilized to mark the anniversary of…

Goldstone 2.0: God Plays No Favorites – By Jill Jacobs at RD Magazine

Judge Goldstone Could there be any more polarizing figure in the Jewish community than Richard Goldstone? When the esteemed South African judge issued his 2009 report alleging that Israel had committed human rights abuses during the 2008-2009 Gaza War (known as Operation Cast Lead), many in the Jewish community condemned him as a traitor. A…

Israel pressing UN to halt new Gaza aid flotilla – IOA News

  Mavi Marmara – Gaza Flotilla, 2010 By Amos Harel, Haaretz – 4 Apr 2011 http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/israel-pressing-un-to-halt-new-gaza-aid-flotilla-1.353914 More than 1,000 leftists and pro-Palestinian activists are expected to take part in the flotilla, which sources say will include more than 20 vessels of various sizes Security officials and the Foreign Ministry have started preparing feverishly for the…