Israel pounds Gaza after Netanyahu promises prolonged battle


“Gaza is a graveyard,” sing joyful Israeli youths


“The more the dead, the better”: Israel’s crumbling media war


US Stands Alone in Vote Against UN Inquiry Into Gaza Assault

Resolution passes, despite US opposition, as body approves official inquiry into “all violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law”


Five Israeli Talking Points on Gaza—Debunked

Israel claims that it is merely exercising its right to self-defense and that Gaza is no longer occupied. Here’s what you need to know about these talking points and more.

Israeli attacks designed to “terrorize” Gaza population, international law experts say

 Netanyahu government knew teens were dead as it whipped up racist frenzy


Netanyahu Aide Advocates Genocide

“They are all enemy combatants, and their blood shall be on all their heads,” the post reads. “Now this also includes the mothers of the martyrs, who send them to hell with flowers and kisses. They should follow their sons, nothing would be more just. They should go, as should the physical homes in which they raised the snakes. Otherwise, more little snakes will be raised there.”




Israel Provoked This War


Washington Complicit in Israel’s War Crimes


Israeli War Crime: Video Shows Sniper Killing of Wounded Gaza Civilian

Posted at Facebook this morning: an interesting insight into how the media is reporting the Crisis in Gaza, from Naomi Wolf: 

“Eran Efrati below posted an extremely important report alleging that Israeli soldiers are leaking to him sniper attacks on civilians in Gaza looking for their loved ones. He alleges the soldiers say this is collective punishment of I D F dead. I need to know if you are willing who you are Eran that is…a journalist? Aid worker? Citizen? And dates and location you got this info and the motivation for the soldiers leaking to you. Also post the YouTube video please you cite of the civilian being shot by sniper fire. I am having headsplitting experience of my editors saying that if the IDF denies an atrocity I can’t cite it. As if the IDF is a final unbiased arbiter of history.”  Naomi Wolf


How many Palestinians have been killed in Gaza?

It is imperative not to be numbed by the death toll numbers reported every day from Gaza.If the same proportion of Americans were killed as Gazans in relation to the population in the past two weeks, it would equal over 172000 Americans dead.


Bill Maher shredded by Glenn Greenwald on US intervention in Muslim countries


MSNBC’s Sole Palestinian Voice Rula Jebreal Takes on Pro-Israeli Gov’t Bias at Network & in US Media

“…. AMY GOODMAN: The AlterNet writer Max Blumenthal spoke to an anonymous NBC producer who, he said, described, quote, “a top-down intimidation campaign aimed at presenting an Israeli-centric view of the attack on the Gaza Strip,” unquote. In his piece for AlterNet, Blumenthal wrote, quote, “The NBC producer told me that MSNBC President Phil Griffin and NBC executives are micromanaging coverage of the crisis, closely monitoring contributors’ social media accounts and engaging in a

[quote] ‘witch hunt’ against anyone who strays from the official line,” Blumenthal wrote. The producer told Blumenthal, quote, “Loyalties are now being openly questioned.” Did you have any experience of that, Rula? How long were you a contributor at MSNBC? …”‘

Why Is a Nice Network Like MSNBC Silencing Protest Over Pro-Israeli Coverage?

Immunity and Impunity: Fear and Loathing in Gaza

by Rabbi David Seidenberg


I posted this yesterday in the Chatroom.. Today Naomi Wolf commented about it this morning at facebook:

“So the new documents posted below from Hamas as of 2006 call for equal rights for all under the law….transparency..a hand extended to all…”The homeland is for all, it is the destiny and future of al..” This is QUITE DIFFERENT from the language still posted on AIPIAC-supported websites and widespread in Israel, that Hamas still calls for wiping out Israel and Israelis. This sounds more like the One-State solution I have been writing about. MAJOR CORRECTION OF THE RECORD. That said, who are “Samaritans”? If they are Jews/Israelis, fine with me. Also…it is nice to see this document titled “A New Hamas” but as a reporter I note that I still don;t know for sure that this is the last word since 2006…the wording could have gotten worse..and also I don’t know the status of this document. Is it just some random scholar? Or does it have formal status as the position of Hamas currently?”

From 2006:

Hamas drops call for destruction of Israel from manifesto

· Shift comes in lead-up to Palestinian election
· Commitment to armed struggle remains



“No Safe Place”: After Deadly Attack on Gaza School, U.N. Warns 150,000 Seeking Shelter are at Risk



Blockading the Truth: Obama’s Big Lie About Gaza



The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts

The slickness of Israel’s spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by the pollster Frank Luntz


How Israel Helped to Spawn Hamas


Israel Firing on journalists


UN Official Calls Out David Gregory For Using Unconfirmed Israeli Propaganda Video


Israel is not my birthright

I was raised to think the country was ours by divine right. But this horror has challenged even my deepest beliefs
Shira Lipkin


Netanyahu Wins Larry Silverstein Award for Chutzpah

The Larry Silverstein Award for Chutzpah Above and Beyond the Call of Duty has been awarded (unfortunately not posthumously) to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his recent statements blaming the “telegenic” victims of Israeli genocide


Israel’s War of Attrition in Gaza

When the Daily Mail’s Max Hastings turns against Israel, you know it’s in deep trouble


Israeli lawyer: What is happening in Gaza brings disgrace on Tel Aviv


In Tel Aviv, thousands protest against the Gaza operation

Some 7,000 protesters were estimated to attended in the biggest protest against the operation thus far, alongside a small protest in support of the IDF.


As in previous conflicts, Israel claims its right to defend itself in its current conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. But its response, killing hundreds of civilians in response to the deaths of a few Israelis, is wildly disproportional and thus a violation of international law.

Ted Rall Cartoon




The Only Thing More Shameful than the Shelling of Eastern Ukraine is the Silence From the Left


RT Anchor: If Missile Was Russian, It Shows Why Governments Shouldn’t Give Weapons To Militias


25 Recent Events in Ukraine the U.S. Wants You To Forget

State Dept. accuses Russia of firing artillery into Ukraine, refuses to provide any evidence

“It’s true because I say so!”

Saying, “It’s true because I say so”, hiding behind “sources and methods” when a reporter asks you for evidence, and subsequently citing social media as “evidence” Doesn’t pass the smell or the Laugh test.


The Cuomo-Lavelle “Debate” About Ukraine


Blaming Russia as Flat fact

Washington Is Escalating the Orchestrated Ukrainian “Crisis” to War

Our Troops March and Drive Into Eastern Ukraine Bearing Nazi Insignia and Mass-Death


Crisis in Ukraine: A Retrospective on Russia and the Dissolution of the Soviet Union


Russians in London: ‘It’s official policy now to hate us’





What is Clintonism?

Hillary as Reaganite Malware


My party has lost its soul: Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and the victory of Wall Street Democrats

A former Clinton aide on how Democrats lost their way chasing Wall Street cash, and new populism the party needs




Germany Sets New Record, Generating 74 Percent Of Power Needs From Renewable Energy





Teachers unions to Education Secretary Duncan: Leave!


HuffPost: How the Koch Brothers Are Bringing Their Ideas to High School Students




Former CIA Agent: “The ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi Was Trained by the Israeli Mossad”


ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi Trained by Israeli Mossad, NSA Documents Reveal