US Media Outlets Cite Israeli Military Propaganda, Cast Doubt on Whether Israel Bombed UN-Run School

By: Friday July 25, 2014 1:39 pm

After shelling a Gaza school run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), where Palestinian refugees were being sheltered, Israel immediately sought to blame Hamas for an attack that resulted in 16 people being killed and at least 200 people being wounded. The Israeli military forces immediately claimed that “rockets launched by Hamas [...]

John Kerry Accidentally Sanctions Self

By: Tuesday July 22, 2014 10:03 am

“I’m still not sure exactly what happened,” said gaffe-prone, beleaguered Secretary of State John Kerry, “but I’m told I agreed to sanctions on myself.” In an exclusive, Kerry explained his mistake. “So there we were in the Middle East. I travel almost constantly, and at my age, even with a large staff, it can get [...]

Israeli Ground Invasion Kills 28 More Palestinians, Forces Fire Unknown ‘White Poisonous Gas’

By: Friday July 18, 2014 8:34 am

Twenty-eight more Palestinians have been killed since Israeli military forces launched a ground invasion into Gaza, according to Ma’an News Agency. “Targeted shelling” apparently killed three children in a home in northern Gaza. The three children killed in their bedroom were: 14-year-old Ahmad Ismail Musallam, his 13-year-old sister, Alaa, and his 15-year-old brother, Muhammad. Nine [...]

State Department Responds to Israel’s Bombing of Children Playing on Gaza Beach by Blaming Hamas

By: Wednesday July 16, 2014 6:41 pm

(update below) Four Palestinian boys, who were from the same family, were targeted and bombed by Israeli military forces while they were playing football (or soccer) on the beach. The boys were killed nearby the Al Deira hotel, where international journalists have been staying. They appeared to be targeted yet to the United States State [...]

Israel-Gaza Ceasefire Comes with Pledge from Obama to Seek More Defense Aid for Israel

By: Wednesday November 21, 2012 1:51 pm

(update below) United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr announced ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. There was no signed agreement. The ceasefire is essentially “quiet in exchange for quiet,” as one Israeli diplomatic source put it. In the announcement, Clinton reiterated the US’s position that “all rocket attacks must [...]

Tel Aviv Bus Explosion: Characterizing It as a Terrorist Attack in the Midst of Warfare

By: Wednesday November 21, 2012 11:15 am

UPDATE – 12:20 PM EST Reports of ceasefire now – here, here, here and here. UPDATE – 11:45 PM EST Sky News reports Israeli intelligence thinks the Tel Aviv bus bombing was result of a “lone operator” with no ties to any major Palestinian groups. Original Post A bus explosion occurred in Tel Aviv, Israel, [...]

After Israeli Defense Forces Order Gaza Evacuation, Egypt, Hamas Announce Terms for Ceasefire Agreement

By: Tuesday November 20, 2012 12:12 pm

UPDATE – 6:30 PM EST Israel refused to accept the terms proposed by Hamas and Egypt. Israel is now accusing Egypt of wanting Hamas gains. The bombing of Gaza is intensifying again with huge explosions being reported every few minutes. Journalists are being targeted. Women and children are dying. An IDF soldier was hit by [...]

NYT Journalist Scoffs at Egypt’s Effort to Be ‘Honest Broker’ Between Israel & Hamas

By: Monday November 19, 2012 10:00 pm

United States State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland has indicated the Obama administration considers Egypt critical to any effort to broker some kind of a truce or ceasefire agreement that would de-escalate violence between Israel and Hamas. However, New York Times journalist David D. Kirkpatrick doubts Egypt’s commitment to Israel and Hamas halting violence. Kirkpatrick summarized: [...]

Obama Administration’s Complicity in Permitting Israel to Escalate Its Bombing of Gaza

By: Monday November 19, 2012 2:35 pm

(update below) Israeli air strikes have brought the death toll in Gaza to at least 100 people killed. Hundreds have been injured. Israeli forces have launched over 950 air strikes while Palestinian militants have fired over 1,000 projectiles causing minor wounds to multiple Israelis. A rocket killed three Israelis on Thursday, but at least a [...]

Israel’s Targeting of Media Is a War Crime

By: Sunday November 18, 2012 1:33 pm

Early Sunday, as widely reported, Israeli warplanes launched air strikes, which hit two complexes with media offices. The strikes wounded ten journalists or media persons. One person, Khader al-Zahhar, a cameraman for Al-Quds TV, had to have his leg amputated and suffered shrapnel wounds. The first complex attacked around 2 am was the Al-Shawa Wa [...]

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