Gaza Massacre

Remembering Abdul Rahman Abu Oida, “Broken Bird”, A Beautiful Soul

I am very, very sorry to learn of the death of a stoic young Palestinian man, Abed Abu Oida, a result of years of suffering after being shot in the spine by a zionist mercenary sniper in eastern Jabaliya, March 2008. I met Abed in a Cairo hospital in mid 2008, where he was wasting … Continue reading Remembering Abdul Rahman Abu Oida, “Broken Bird”, A Beautiful Soul

Physicians for Social Responsibility Enter Gaza

You can follow the Physicians for Social Responsibility group at the link below. They entered Gaza yesterday and will remain for nine or ten days. Travel to Gaza Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility has traveled to Gaza since 1993. Since 2009, following the Cast Lead invasion by Israel, WPSR has sponsored eight medical delegations to … Continue reading Physicians for Social Responsibility Enter Gaza

UK Parliament Votes To Recognise Palestine

Late last night, I joined MPs from all sides of the House of Commons to vote for the UK Government to immediately recognise Palestine as a sovereign state. I'm very pleased to say that MPs chose to recognise the state of Palestine by 274 votes for recognition to only 12 votes against recognition. I'm particularly … Continue reading UK Parliament Votes To Recognise Palestine

Abbas To UN: “End This Settlement Occupation”

On Friday, September 26, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas told the United Nations General Assembly, “The time has come to end this settlement occupation.” The New York Times described Abbas as “visibly enraged” when he spoke to the General Assembly. In her analysis of the address for Ha’aretz, Amira Hass wrote that Abbas was obviously not … Continue reading Abbas To UN: “End This Settlement Occupation”

Cash, Weapons And Surveillance: The U.S. Is A Key Party To Every Israeli Attack

PARTNERS IN CRIME (WAR CRIMES) The U.S. government has long lavished overwhelming aid on Israel, providing cash, weapons and surveillance technology that play a crucial role in Israel’s attacks on its neighbors. But top secret documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden shed substantial new light on how the U.S. and its partners directly enable … Continue reading Cash, Weapons And Surveillance: The U.S. Is A Key Party To Every Israeli Attack

American Mom: What I Tell Them

I started this poem a week or two into Israel's war on Gaza. Given our country's renewed march to war in Iraq and Syria, and all the children who will, inevitably, die in the coming weeks and months and years from our weapons, it remains all the more relevant. What I Tell Them I sit … Continue reading American Mom: What I Tell Them

Elizabeth Warren Says Killing Palestinian Civilians Is The Last Thing Israel Wants'

Ten days ago Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders yelled at constituents to “shut up” and threatened to call the police (below) when they got angry at him over his stance in support of Israeli massacres. Well, at least Sanders abstained on the vote to give Israel another $225 million during the Gaza onslaught. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth … Continue reading Elizabeth Warren Says Killing Palestinian Civilians Is The Last Thing Israel Wants'

Exclusive: Israel's Video Justifying Destruction of a Gaza Hospital Was From 2009

The video clip showing apparent firing from an annex to the hospital was actually shot during Israel's 2008-09 "Operation Cast Lead," and the audio clip accompanying it was from an incident unrelated to Al Wafa. (Screengrab: The Times of Israel) The Times Of Israel July 23, 2014: This video distributed by the Israeli military in … Continue reading Exclusive: Israel's Video Justifying Destruction of a Gaza Hospital Was From 2009

The Dahiya Doctrine: Evidence of Israel's Intentional Mass Slaughter In Gaza

BIO Michael Ratner is President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) in New York and Chair of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights in Berlin. He is currently a legal adviser to Wikileaks and Julian Assange. He and CCR brought the first case challenging the Guantanamo detentions and continue in their … Continue reading The Dahiya Doctrine: Evidence of Israel's Intentional Mass Slaughter In Gaza

Take Action: Don’t Let Israel Get Away With Gaza Massacre

Today is the fiftieth day of Israel’s attack on the Gaza Strip and it appears that a long-term ceasefire may be imminent. Take these actions: 1. Sign our petition at holdisraelaccountable.org. 2. Share this graphic on Facebook and Twitter. The devastation in Gaza is staggering. More than 2,000 Palestinians killed, at least 70 percent civilians. … Continue reading Take Action: Don’t Let Israel Get Away With Gaza Massacre