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How is the proposed Ben Gurion Canal tied to Israel’s Gaza invasion?

An incentive to ignore October 7 warnings? PATRICK MAZZA FEB 13, 2024 Revived interest spurs suspicions In the past several years, interest has revived in the Ben Gurion Canal, a proposed alternative to the Suez Canal named after Israel’s founding father running through Israel close to Gaza. Creating an incentive …

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The International Court of Justice Censures Israel for Its Genocidal War

FEBRUARY 1, 2024 The International Court of Justice Censures Israel for Its Genocidal War BY VIJAY PRASHAD Photo by mohammed al bardawil On January 26, 2024, the judges at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released their 29-page order that found “plausible” (paragraph 54) evidence that Israel was conducting a genocide against the Palestinians …

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Genocide in Gaza

I am writing to flag a truly important document that should be widely circulated and read carefully by anyone interested in the ongoing Gaza War. Specifically, I am referring to the 84-page “application” that South Africa filed with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on 29 December 2023, accusing Israel …

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I used to think the term ’Judeo-Nazis’ was excessive. I don’t any longer.

I used to think that Yeshayahu Leibowitz’s term “Judeo-Nazis” was too strong to describe Israel. But today, I feel differently. BY JONATHAN OFIR  DECEMBER 8, 2023  The late Professor Yeshayahu Leibowitz applied the term “Judeo-Nazis” back in the late 1980s when he referred to former Supreme Court Judge Meir Landau, who effectively legalized torture, …

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Ending complicity in international crimes: a two-way arms embargo on Israel

The undersigned organizations demand that States that have provided and continue to provide arms and other forms of military assistance to Israel, adhere to their legal obligations and act resolutely and urgently to prevent Israel from perpetuating further international crimes and other serious violations of international law. This includes their …

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Stop Arming Israel

NOVEMBER 19, 2023 BY RAY ACHESON FacebookTwitterRedditEmail As bombs continue to pummel Gaza, destroying hospitals and homes, leaving thousands of Palestinians dead and millions displaced, global action to stop the supply of weapons to Israel is an urgent imperative. Fighter jets, missiles, and thousands of bombs are amounting to a devastating …

Evgenia Simanovich runs to the family home’s reinforced concrete shelter, moments after rocket sirens sounded in Ashkelon, Israel on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023. (Tamir Kalifa/The New York Times)
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Israel Knew Hamas’ Attack Plan More Than a Year Ago

TEL AVIV, Israel — Israeli officials obtained Hamas’ battle plan for the Oct. 7 terrorist attack more than a year before it happened, documents, emails and interviews show. But Israeli military and intelligence officials dismissed the plan as aspirational, considering it too difficult for Hamas to carry out. The approximately …

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Israel-Palestine war: Former State Department official Seldowitz arrested after ‘racist’ tirade.

Stuart Seldowitz was taken into custody on Wednesday on charges of harassing an Egyptian food vendor in New York City Seldowitz was photographed smiling as he was perp walked on Wednesday night (Screenshot/X) By Imran Mulla Police in New York City have arrested Stuart Seldowitz, a former US State Department official, on Wednesday night after he was …

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Lebanon: Evidence of Israel’s unlawful use of white phosphorus in southern Lebanon as cross-border hostilities escalate.

October 31, 2023 The Israeli army fired artillery shells containing white phosphorus, an incendiary weapon, in military operations along Lebanon’s southern border between 10 and 16 October 2023, Amnesty International said today. One attack on the town of Dhayra on 16 October must be investigated as a war crime because …