Israel/Palestine: A World of Hope and Pain
From www.tikkun.org - May 1, 2014
The Holy Land is a land of trauma. Old hatreds and fears cling to the Israelis and Palestinians like skins. Here is my Israeli patient, a scar in his side from a Palestinian bullet; my Palestinian friend, shot in the leg by an Israeli soldier; the Bedouin family whose home, made of scrap aluminum, was demolished by Israeli bulldozers; the Palestinian teenager sent to prison for throwing rocks at soldiers; and the Israeli soldier whose job was to interrogate arrested teenagers. Until the sharp pain that runs through the heart of Israel/Palestine is acknowledged, nothing can change.
Survey of Israeli Racism: 58% of Jews Label Their State ‘Apartheid’
via Tikun Olam-תיקון עולם by Richard Silverstein on 10/23/1
Racism is the Foundation of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge - Stanford University Press Blog
From stanfordpress.typepad.com -July 30, 2014
How pervasive anti-Arabism has paved the way for Israel's latest assault on Gaza. by JOEL BEININ On June 30 Ayelet Shaked, chairwoman of the Knesset faction of the ultra-right wing ha-Bayit ha-Yehudi (Jewish Home) Party, a key member of the...
On Gaza and global rage
From www.middleeasteye.net - August 13, 2014
Haaretz On Gaza and global rage Middle East Eye Neither is this difficult for anyone acquainted with colonial history to understand the way in which deliberately cultivated race hate inculcates a justification for the most atrocious and inhumane...
Supporting Nonviolence In Islam
Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D.
Program and Communications Associate, Interfaith Center of NY
Debunking stereotypes of Muslim Americans
BY JUSTIN ELLIOTT
Aug 6, 2011
Gallup asks Americans of different faiths about terrorism, prejudice and foreign policy -- with surprising results
Ames Muslim community does its best to combat misconceptions
By Thane Himes, firstname.lastname@example.org
April 10, 2011
West Africa forum encourages moderate Islam
By Bakari Guèye for Magharebia in Nouakchott
As part of a drive against growing extremism, Islamic scholars gathered in Mauritania to share their moderate vision.
New moderate Muslim group aims anti-extremism message at youth
Kathryn Blaze Carlson | Sep 11, 2012
A Muslim Canadian activist has founded a new group that will promote moderate Islam, saying there are too few progressive Muslim voices countering extremism in Canada. Raheel Raza, the Pakistan-born author of Their Jihad, Not My Jihad: A Muslim Canadian Woman Speaks Out, was once a member of the progressive Muslim Canadian Congress, but this month is formally launching Muslims Facing Tomorrow
To Understand What Life Is Really Like in Israel and Palestine, Follow This Chart
From www.policymic.com - May 16, 2014
A new way to visualize what Palestinians really face.
The Heart of the Problem With Israel: The Mass Expulsion of the Palestinian People
From www.alternet.org - July 19, 2014
Central to the achievement of the “Zionist dream” is the notion that Jewish lives matter more than Arab lives.
Until this vast injustice is acknowledged and reparations made, there will be no authentic reconciliation and lasting peace. The children of the Holocaust must make the first move in this case—and move beyond the bitterness of all subsequent violent backlashes. This really did happen and the denial of it is a fundamental obstacle to healing. When nations deny their past, the trauma continues. The Armenian Genocide is still denied by the majority of Turkish officials—but some inroads have been made.
Battle Ground: A look at the tangled political history of modern Gaza
From www.3quarksdaily.com - September 21, 2014
Hussein Ibish in Bookforum: As this review was going to press, the latest bout of hostilities between Hamas and other Gaza-based militants and Israel had become even more bloody and destructive than 2009’s brutally named Israeli incursion into...
Summer 2014: Crisis
Israel doctors won't force-feed Palestinians
From news.yahoo.com - June 4, 2014
JERUSALEM (AP) — Proposed legislation to permit the force-feeding of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike is pitting Israel's government against much of the country's medical community, including the main doctors' association which contends the practice amounts to torture.
Israel Bombs Gaza back to Stone Age: Razes only Power Plant & Plunges Strip into Darkness
From www.juancole.com - July 30, 2014
Israel launched a 7-hour campaign of intensive bombing of Gaza on Tuesday, destroying its only power plant. &helip;
Israel razed 134 Gaza factories, made 30,000 jobless
From www.aa.com.tr - August 6, 2014
At least 1867 Palestinians, mostly civilians, were killed and 9470 wounded in the Israeli attacks
US senator filibusters live coverage of powerful Palestinian testimonies
From electronicintifada.net - August 7, 2014
US Senator Barbara Boxer interrupted powerful Palestinian testimonies of abuse and discrimination airing live on CSPAN to agitate for greater US support for Israel.
The Video Israelis Should Be Ashamed Exists
From www.tytnetwork.com - August 2, 2014
A United Nations school crammed with people displaced by Israel's war with Palestinian militants was hit in shelling in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and injuring scores more, local
Israel's Control of Palestinian Lives Must Be Exposed in Current Grossly Unequal Conflict
From www.alternet.org - July 27, 2013
My pet cat here in Gaza has more freedom than the Palestinians, such is the subhuman treatment meted out to them.
Israel’s war of deception 2014
From www.haaretz.com - July 27, 2014
How can a preventable war be justified? And how can one wrap oneself in its rightness in the presence of the horror-show images from Gaza?
Truth and propaganda: the other two foes in Gaza's war | Paul Mason
From www.theguardian.com - August 11, 2014
Social media connects people in the warzone to the outside world. But we will always need truly independent journalismMost nights in Gaza my hotel's power went off but the Wi-Fi didn't.
Underlying Beliefs and Attitudes
What the Newspapers Don’t Reveal About the Lynch Mentality Spreading Through Israel
From www.tikkun.org - July 9, 2014
Jerusalem Light Rail Train Amjad Shbita, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, an activist in the Israeli Hadash-Maki party (Jewish and Palestinian socialists), who has also worked at the Knesset as a parliamentary assistant, introduces this harrowing
11 crucial facts to understand the Israel-Gaza crisis
From www.vox.com - July 16, 2014
Here's what you need to know to understand the ongoing violence.
The Dangerous Logic Used to Justify Killing Civilians
From www.theatlantic.com - July 24, 2014
A supporter of Israel's campaign in Gaza evades a longstanding taboo, using logic uncomfortably close to what's employed by Palestinian and Al Qaeda terrorists.
Killing Machines and the Madness of Militarism: From Gaza to Afghanistan
From www.globalpossibilities.org - July 25, 2014
By Henry A. Giroux, Truthout | Op-Ed
A Palestinian boy walks through the rubble near a mosque destroyed in an Israeli airstrike the night before in Gaza City, July 23, 2014.
Zionist settlers are wrong - but so are the post-Zionists
From www.haaretz.com - July 27, 2014
The two sides complement each other in tarnishing Judaism with a historical moral stain that will be difficult to expunge, and in the process they are destroying Israel.
The Dahiya Doctrine: State Terrorism and a Philosophy of War Crime
From truth-out.org - August 3, 2014
Israel has implemented the Dahiya Doctrine in Gaza, using disproportionate and indiscriminate force against the civilian populace through the targeting of schools, religious institutions and government infrastructure.
Frank Callery - Norman Finkelstein refuses to play the Holocaust card in the face of Israeli brutality towards the Palestinian people.
End our obsession with power, violence and war
From www.haaretz.com - July 27, 2014
There is no way to turn off the disc in my head that says our governments won’t find peace for us because they don't care about us. We, Israelis and Gazan civilians alike, must break the cycle.
Making Sense of Gaza: An Interview With Ilan Pappe
From truth-out.org - July 23, 2014
In this interview, dissident Israeli historian Ilan Pappe discusses current events in Gaza, the effectiveness of the BDS movement, the possibility of a two-state solution and the progression of racism within Israel.
Israel's Crazy Doctrine for Justifying Deaths of Over 1,000 Gazans
From www.alternet.org - July 31, 2014
The worsening of life for people in Gaza is a deliberate goal of the Israeli military.
Who Is Behind Gaza's Mass Execution?
From www.thedailybeast.com - August 2, 2014
Piled in one room in a Gaza home are rotting bodies—and shell casings marked “IMI,” short for “Israel Military Industries.” (RT @muiz: Palestinians executed, piled up in Khuza home & burned till "melted." |http://t.co/CyKLORJUu5...
How to Criticize Israel Without Being Anti-Semitic
From this-is-not-jewish.tumblr.com -July 16, 2014
If you’ve spent any time discussing or reading about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I guarantee you’ve heard some variation of this statement:
OMG, Jews think any criticism of Israel is...
7 Questions About The Gaza Conflict As Answered By An Israeli And A Palestinian
From elitedaily.com - August 9, 2014
One is Israeli and is currently on the ground overseas. The other is Palestinian and has family in the Gaza area, as well as all throughout Palestine.
The West’s selective amnesia: Gaza, the war on terror and the paradox of human rights
From www.salon.com - August 11, 2014
The current post-9/11 paradigm amounts to protecting "national security" -- no matter who else's lives it may cost
Glenn Greenwald: Why Did NBC Pull Veteran Reporter After He Witnessed Israeli Killing of Gaza Kids?
From www.intifada-palestine.com - July 18, 2014
Glenn Greenwald: I’ve gotten to understand a lot more about how these large media outlets function. I’ve worked with some of them over the last year in the reporting I’ve done.
Gaza Is a Concentration Camp, And It's an American Delusion Not to Recognize That—Weschler
From www.alternet.org - July 21, 2014
Prestigious, mainstream journalist says what others are afraid to.
Atrocities, Extremism, Hate and Suffering
Why do Israeli soldiers bully Palestinians? - Diplomacy and Defense
From www.haaretz.com - May 12, 2014
The violent behavior of the soldier videotaped aiming his rifle at a Palestinian teen, setting off a storm in the media, especially the social media — was not exceptional.
'Today at 08.00, Israeli bulldozers came to the fertile valley where we planted fruit trees--'
From mondoweiss.net - May 21, 2014
Wanton destruction of 1500 apple and apricot trees gets global attention. From the Tent of Nations near Bethlehem: "Today at 08.00, Israeli bulldozers came to the fertile valley of the farm where we planted fruit trees 10 years ago, and destroyed the terraces and all our trees there."
The end of ‘both sides': How three kidnapped teens explain the Israel-Palestine conflict's tragic reality
From www.vox.com - June 16, 2014
JERUSALEM — There is a pleasant fiction in the United States and parts of Israel that the Israel-Palestine conflict exists in a sort of suspended animation, on pause and simply awaiting diplomatic resolution.
Israeli army says three kidnapped teenagers found dead - Washington Post
June 30, 2014
Center for Research on Globalization Israeli army says three kidnapped teenagers found dead Washington Post The fallout has included house searches, raids, arrests and even deaths, igniting new frictions between Israelis and Palestinians, who just...
Palestinian teenager shot dead by IDF in West Bank
From windowintopalestine.blogspot.fr- July 1, 2014
An 18-year-old Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli troops during a raid of Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank early on Tuesday, Palestinian security and medical officials told AFP.
One Palestinian child has been killed by Israel every 3 days for the past 13 years
From www.middleeastmonitor.com -July 2, 2014
Official statistics from the Ministry of Information in Ramallah have revealed that 1,518 Palestinian children were killed by Israel's occupation forces from the outbreak of the second Intifada in September 2000 up to April 2013.
Israelis Kidnap Palestinian Boy and Burn Him Alive. Enough.
From www.addictinginfo.org - July 4, 2014
After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netenyahu called for revenge or the murders of three Israeli teens, citizens took matters into their own hands by kidnapping a 16-year old Palestinian boy and ...
Hamas Didn’t Kidnap the Israeli Teens After All
From nymag.com - July 27, 2014
Instead, it was some guys acting as a rogue lone cell!
The tragedy never ends: Palestinian rockets force Israeli peace conference to evacuate
From www.vox.com - July 9, 2014
An Israeli peace conference held in Tel Aviv by the left-leaning newspaper Ha'aretz, established to put "peace [with Palestinians] at the top of the national agenda" and "to end the occupation and the settlement project," was abruptly halted on...
Israel's Assault on Gaza Obscures Core Issues: Racism, Occupation, Colonization
From www.alternet.org - July 10, 2014
Nobody pays attention to the settlement project or thuggish incitement when there are air raid sirens in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
Gruesome Tales Surface of Israeli Massacres Against Families in Gaza Neighborhood
From www.alternet.org - August 18, 2014
Visiting what remains of Shujaiya yields evidence of massacres and stories of impossible courage.
Killing of Palestinian Youth Puts an Israeli Focus on Extremism
From www.nytimes.com - July 11, 2014
Some are observing a generational shift as Jewish youth in Israel express a distinct anti-Arab attitude that wasn’t learned in the home.
How Politics and Lies Triggered an Unintended War in Gaza
From forward.com - July 13, 2014
Israel and Hamas stumbled into this bloody confrontation due to a series of mutual missteps. It started with a triple murder and a clever fib, J.J. Goldberg writes.
UN reports 77% of Gaza dead are civilians
From www.salon.com - July 14, 2014
Rejecting global appeals for a ceasefire, Israel and Hamas continue to wage war, killing civilians in the process
Four Young Boys Killed Playing on Gaza Beach
From www.nytimes.com - July 16, 2014
Two explosions struck an area that had been considered relatively safe from the intense Israeli bombing campaign.
‘We must kill all Palestinian mothers’
From www.presstv.ir - July 18, 2014
A well-known Israeli MP says mothers of all Palestinians should also be killed during the Israeli assault on Gaza.
I am living in a horror movie”: What it’s like to raise a family in Gaza
From www.salon.com - July 19, 2014
My voice is only one of millions suffering through the nightmare in Gaza. Is anyone out there listening?
The Siyam family: Fled the bombing of their area only to be massacred by Israel elsewhere
From windowintopalestine.blogspot.fr - July 26, 2014
"I don't want anything, except to see Israeli army commanders on trial as war criminals," says Palestinian Zakariya Siyam, 37, referring to the killers of his wife and a large number of his relatives in the current Israeli offensive on Gaza.At the...
Israeli Soldiers Spray Santa With Tear Gas: This Is What Christmas Was Like In Bethlehem (VIDEOS)
From www.addictinginfo.org - January 1, 2015
Why does the US ignore the plight of Palestinian Christians under Israeli occupation?
The holy war being waged within the Israeli army
From www.haaretz.com - November 10, 2014
Last summer’s war in Gaza was the clearest indication yet of how the IDF has been moving from the secular to the religious, with former chief of staff and current Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon at the heart of the change.
Not Equal: Gaza in over 1000 frames
From www.dailykos.com - November 11, 2014
NOTE: Since Daily Kos has a policy of not running any material on the home page or in the Comics section that addresses the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, I am publishing this cartoon as my own ...
Israel accused of war crimes during campaign in Gaza
From www.theguardian.com - November 5, 2014
Amnesty International says Israel displayed ‘callous indifference’ in attacks on family homes during military campaign in Gaza"
Red Cross Volunteers: We Witnessed Israeli Soldiers Execute Palestinian Civilians In Cold Blood
From www.addictinginfo.org - September 29, 2014
Volunteers for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) operations in Gaza have testified to witnessing the summary execution of Palestinians by Israeli soldiers during Operation Protect...
Report: Israel Responsible for "Collective Punishment" of Palestinians In Violation of Intl Law
From www.apartheidexists.com -September 14, 2013
"Israel is violating the absolute prohibition on collective punishment in international humanitarian law, punishing the entire population of Gaza for the acts of a few." ~Report on Israel's treat...
Gaza's wounded: Living reminder of ravages of war
From www.usnews.com - August 11, 2014
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — When an Israeli airstrike hit the Gaza home for the handicapped where she was staying, Sally Saqr was left shattered. Her pelvis, both legs and an arm were broken, her skull fractured, much of her body burned.
Deprivation in Gaza Strip
From www.bostonglobe.com - July 21, 2014
Sara Roy of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University describes the deteriorating conditions in Gaza.
Israel's "open-fire policy" wiped out entire families in Gaza, says new study
From electronicintifada.net - February 7, 2015
Funds to repair more than 100,000 homes across the Gaza Strip have been halted.
Long-Term Effects on Children
Israel’s Brutal War on Palestinian Children
July 23, 2014
Children in Gaza have been consistently targeted by Israeli forces.
Shelling of Gaza school kills at least 15; toll nears 800
From news.msn.com - July 26, 2014
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a U.N.-run school, killing at least 15 people, as the Palestinian death toll in the conflict reached 796 and attempts at a truce remained elusive.
Gaza Conflict Takes Heavy Toll on Palestinian Children - YouTube
July 28, 2014
More than 200 Palestinians under age 18 have been killed during three weeks of fighting in Gaza. WSJ's Nicholas Casey reports from Gaza City, where Israel's ...
Stop killing children in Gaza, Bibi. Stop it now.
From www.independentaustralia.net - July 14, 2014
Bob Ellis begs Benjamin Netanyahu to show some morality and compassion, and stop the mass murder and children killing in Gaza. read now...
Israel Blows Gaza Children Education Dream
From www.onislam.net - August 25, 2014
GAZA CITY – Though the first day of school has been usually marked with joy and excitement, the ongoing Israeli war on Gaza Strip has left about half a million Palestinian children without proper sc...
'Am I Going to Die, Daddy?' The Child in Gaza Asked
From mashable.com - July 23, 2014
In Gaza, close to 2 million people live so densely packed that any strike will kill someone more than the target. And that someone too often is a child.
What You Can’t Understand About Gaza, Explained By a 16-Year-Old
From www.barakabits.com - August 8, 2014
Farah Baker is a Palestinian teenager who tweets her day-to-day life in besieged Gaza, posting live video footage and audio clips as rockets fall on the strip.
YouTube: Ten-year-old Palestinian boys forcefully arrested
Published on Dec 19, 2014
17 December 2014,
Two 10-year-old Palestinian boys were arrested this morning for allegedly throwing stones. Mohammed Nabil Taha and Akram Zayed Al-Jamal were visibly shaking and crying while the Israeli border police held them in custody for thirty minutes at Qitoun checkpoint 209 in Hebron. CPTers found the boys hidden from view in a corner behind the military checkpoint. When the Israeli military vehicle came to take the children to the police station, the border police roughly grabbed the boys' collars as the parents attempted to prevent the children from being taken away. One boy’s mother was eventually able to accompany them to the police station and support her son during this traumatic experience. #childarrest #occupation
Children In Gaza Were Asked To Draw What The Future Of Gaza Looks Like
From www.boredpanda.com - December 19, 2014
UNICEF asked children to draw what they think the future of Gaza looks like. Their drawings capture the hopes and dreams that everything will be all right in the end.
Children of war: The aftermath of the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas
From www.washingtonpost.com -December 18, 2014
The summer conflict between Israel and Hamas had an extraordinary effect on kids. Here are the reactions of 8.
The Children of Gaza: A Generation Scarred & Under Siege | IMEU
From imeu.org - August 30, 2014
IMEU provides journalists with quick access to information about Palestine and the Palestinians, as well as expert sources, both in the U.S. and the Middle East.
Gaza’s children struggle to overcome nightmares of war
From tribune.com.pk - December 31, 2014
A boy survives an Israeli strike on Gaza which killed his younger brother and three cousins
Israel’s Brutal War on Palestinian Children
From www.alternet.org - July 23, 2014
Children in Gaza have been consistently targeted by Israeli forces.
Nearly 300 Palestinian children killed in Gaza: UN
From news.yahoo.com - August 2, 2014
At least 296 Palestinian children and adolescents have been killed since Israel launched its offensive in the Gaza Strip against Hamas on July 8, the UN said on Saturday. "Children make up for 30 percent of the civilian casualties," said the UN children's agency UNICEF, adding that the toll was based on deaths which it was able to verify and was likely to rise. UNICEF stressed that its figures are "cross-checked to the best extent possible in the current situation... subject to change based on further verifications." "Between 8 July and 2 August 2014 (up until 11:00), at least 296 Palestinian children were reported killed as a result of airstrikes and shelling by Israel aerial, naval and ground forces," it said.
The orphans of Gaza
From www.aljazeera.com - January 9, 2015
The number of children living at the al-Amal Institute for Orphans has nearly doubled since the 2014 war.
Hundreds of thousands of children shell-shocked after the war in Gaza - From www.telegraph.co.uk - January 31, 2015
More than 370,000 children have been left shell-shocked by last year's Israeli attack on Gaza