Jump to content

 
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Recommended Posts

The Associated PressVerified account @AP 32m32 minutes ago

 
 

Israel's supreme court rejects human rights group's request to declare it unlawful for soldiers to shoot at unarmed civilians.

https://apnews.com/da582f11ad4443ddbf44ea6f2fc72c3a?utm_medium=AP&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&__twitter_impression=true

 

"...........Yesh Din, one of the rights groups that brought the challenge, slammed the court’s decision.

“The judges missed an opportunity to prevent the continuation of the killing and injuries,” the group said on Twitter.

Israeli fire has killed more than 100 Palestinians in weeks of violent protests along Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip. Nearly 60 of those were killed May 14, the deadliest protest day that also saw hundreds of Palestinians wounded.

Organizers said the protests were meant in part to break a decade-old Israeli-Egyptian blockade on the Gaza Strip. But Israel, which has faced blistering international criticism over its response, accuses Hamas of using the weekly border protests as cover to stage attacks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

https://www.bourseandbazaar.com/articles/2018/5/21/global-academic-cultural-leaders-declare-european-imperative-to-save-iran-deal

A new open letter calls upon the European Union to “discharge its international obligations” and ensure that “Iran and its people enjoy the full economic and political dividends” of the nuclear deal, despite President Trump’s unilateral withdrawal from the agreement earlier this month.

Over 150 figures have signed the letter so far, including some of the most prominent names in the humanities and social sciences, among them Judith Butler, Noam Chomsky, Peter Singer, Slavoj Žižek, Cornel West, and Talal Asad. Iranian scholars who have signed the letter include Hamid Dabashi and Ervand Abrahamian. Other signatories include Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti and artist Shirin Neshat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
31 minutes ago, Gershwin fan said:

https://www.bourseandbazaar.com/articles/2018/5/21/global-academic-cultural-leaders-declare-european-imperative-to-save-iran-deal

A new open letter calls upon the European Union to “discharge its international obligations” and ensure that “Iran and its people enjoy the full economic and political dividends” of the nuclear deal, despite President Trump’s unilateral withdrawal from the agreement earlier this month.

Over 150 figures have signed the letter so far, including some of the most prominent names in the humanities and social sciences, among them Judith Butler, Noam Chomsky, Peter Singer, Slavoj Žižek, Cornel West, and Talal Asad. Iranian scholars who have signed the letter include Hamid Dabashi and Ervand Abrahamian. Other signatories include Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti and artist Shirin Neshat.

Oh my,  this is only going to cause the EU to go in the opposite direction. 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

http://www.businessinsider.com/r-syrian-air-defense-intercepts-missile-attack-on-airport-state-media-2018-5

Israel reportedly just launched missile attack near Homs in Syria

  • Israel reportedly launched missiles at a military airport near Homs in Syria on Thursday.
  • Al-Qusayr is an Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah stronghold.
  • Syrian state media said a military airport near Homs had come under missile attack, which was repelled by its air defense systems, on Thursday.

    "One of our military airports in the central region was exposed to hostile missile aggression, and our air defense systems confronted the attack and prevented it from achieving its aim," state news agency SANA said.

    Charles Lister, a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute, tweeted that there were reports of "possible #Israel airstrikes underway targeting the Al-Dhaba'a Airbase near Al-Qusayr in #Homs, #Syria."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/After-Gaza-Massacre-Israeli-Parliament-Proposes-Bill-to-Ban-Photographing-Recording-Soldiers-20180526-0004.html

After Gaza 'Massacre' Israeli Parliament Proposes Bill to Ban Photographing, Recording Soldiers

 

The bill, which targets Israeli anti-occupation activists, imposes prison sentences on persons charged with recording or photographing Israeli soldiers.

Amid worldwide condemnation of Israel’s use of lethal force against Palestinian protesters in Gaza, officials in Israel's parliament have proposed a bill, which would effectively ban the collection of evidence relating to the human rights and other abuses committed by members of the army.

The move comes at the same time Israeli government officials announced thousands of new settlement units in the West Bank and mere days after the killing of more than 60 protesters on May 14, the same day the United States moved its embassy to Jerusalem. Overall Israel Defense Force (IDF) have killed at least 116 Palestinians and injured over 12,000 using live ammunition on unarmed protesters, who have participated since March 30 in the “Great March of Return” protests according to newly-released figures from health officials.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Iraqi-Communist-Party-Headquarters-Suffers-Bomb-Attack-20180525-0012.html

Iraqi Communist Party Headquarters Suffers Bomb Attack

 

The party has recently had electoral victories as part of the Sairoon alliance.

The Baghdad headquarters of the Iraqi Communist Party, which is part of the Sairoon alliance that won Iraq's parliamentary election, was targeted by a homemade bomb attack Friday.

The explosive devices were thrown into the building's gardens, but did not cause any casualties.

A senior party member, Jassim Helfi, said that the attack was a message from those who opposed the Sairoon bloc's push to end corruption and foreign interference in the country.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

https://fair.org/home/wapo-editors-we-have-to-help-destroy-yemen-to-save-it/

WaPo Editors: We Have to Help Destroy Yemen to Save It

Over the past year, the Washington Post editorial board has routinely ignored the US’s involvement in the siege of Yemen—a bombing and starvation campaign that has killed over 15,000 civilians and left roughly a million with cholera. As FAIR noted last November (11/20/17), the Washington Post ran a major editorial (11/8/17) and an explainer (11/19/17) detailing the carnage in Yemen without once mentioning the US’s role in the conflict—instead pinning it on the seemingly rogue Saudis and the dastardly Iranians.

This was in addition to an op-ed that summer by editorial page editor Jackson Diehl (6/26/17), which not only ignored the US’s support of Saudi bombing but actually spun the US as the savior of Yemenis, holding up Saudi Arabia’s biggest backer in the Senate, Lindsey Graham, as a champion of human rights.

In recent months, however, the Post has charted a new course: vaguely acknowledging Washington’s role in the bloody siege, but insisting that the US should remain involved in the bombing of Yemen for the sake of humanitarianism.

In two recent editorials, “Can Congress Push the Saudi Prince Toward an Exit From Yemen?” (3/24/18) and “The World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis Could Get Even Worse” (5/28/18), the Washington Post board has cooked up a new, tortured position that the US should not stop supporting the Saudis––a move 30-year CIA veteran and Brookings fellow Bruce Riedel argued in 2016 would “end the war overnight”—but mildly chide the Saudis into committing slightly fewer war crimes while moving towards some vague exit strategy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

https://www.rt.com/news/428402-israel-iran-strike-plans/

Netanyahu wanted IDF to prepare for Iran strike on 15-day notice in 2011 – ex-Mossad chief

Back in 2011, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu instructed the military to get ready to strike Iran with only a two-week preparation period, former Mossad chief Tamir Pardo revealed. Such a strike would have resulted in open war.

It’s the first time a former Israeli official gave an insight on how long such large-scale military operations would (and should) take IDF to prepare.

Pardo, who was picked for his role earlier that year, was unsure about the idea even wondered if the Prime Minister had the authority to order the action, the former spy chief said in an interview with Keshet TV’s “Uvda” investigative show, broadcast on Thursday evening. The strikes were intended to target Iran’s nuclear facilities, but such action would likely have resulted in a full-blown war.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

https://apnews.com/27e8179cf10140dca7eb86b3488f01e2

Secret Obama-era permit let Iran convert funds to dollars

WASHINGTON (AP) — After striking an elusive nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration found itself in a quandary in early 2016: Iran had been promised access to its long-frozen overseas reserves, including $5.7 billion stuck in an Omani bank.

To spend it, Iran wanted to convert the money into U.S. dollars and then euros, but top U.S. officials had repeatedly promised Congress that Iran would never gain access to America’s financial system.

Those assurances notwithstanding, the Obama administration secretly issued a license to let Iran sidestep U.S. sanctions for the brief moment required to convert the funds through an American bank, an investigation by Senate Republicans released Wednesday showed. The plan failed when two U.S. banks refused to participate.

Yet two years later, the revelation is re-igniting the bitter debate over the nuclear deal and whether former President Barack Obama was too eager to grant concessions to Tehran.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

http://inthesetimes.com/article/21193/Israel-Palestinians-Gaza-Army-police-african-americans/

Why We Should Be Alarmed That Israeli Forces and U.S. Police Are Training Together

Razan al-Najjar is the latest victim in Israel's onslaught of Palestinians to go viral. The 21-year-old nurse was shot dead by a sniper. Her only weapon? A wad of medical gauze. She'd been treating protestors who've been rallying for their right to return to homes they were expelled from as refugees.

Unfortunately, the death of another unarmed civilian is hardly even news to Palestinians.

May 14, the day the United States moved its embassy to Jerusalem in symbolic support of recognizing the city as Israel’s capital, was also the bloodiest day in this recent wave of demonstrations. In just one day, at least 50 Palestinians were killed and 2,400 more injured by the Israeli military. (Other counts put those figures even higher.)

This isn't an anomaly. In this latest wave of demonstrations, Israeli forces have killed dozens of unarmed protesters and wounded thousands more. And they’re not apologizing.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/06/raqq-j06.html

Amnesty International report finds US guilty of war crimes in Syria

The US carried out war crimes in its four-month-long siege of the Syrian city of Raqqa last year, according to evidence gathered by Amnesty International and released in a report by the human rights group on Tuesday.

The report takes its title, “War of Annihilation,” from the description given by Defense Secretary James Mattis of the tactics that would be pursued in taking the city from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The report concludes that “the impact on civilians was devastating.”

“There is strong evidence that [US] coalition air and artillery strikes killed and injured thousands of civilians, including in disproportionate or indiscriminate attacks that violated international humanitarian law and are potential war crimes,” Amnesty International declared.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, Gershwin fan said:

http://inthesetimes.com/article/21193/Israel-Palestinians-Gaza-Army-police-african-americans/

Why We Should Be Alarmed That Israeli Forces and U.S. Police Are Training Together

Razan al-Najjar is the latest victim in Israel's onslaught of Palestinians to go viral. The 21-year-old nurse was shot dead by a sniper. Her only weapon? A wad of medical gauze. She'd been treating protestors who've been rallying for their right to return to homes they were expelled from as refugees.

Unfortunately, the death of another unarmed civilian is hardly even news to Palestinians.

May 14, the day the United States moved its embassy to Jerusalem in symbolic support of recognizing the city as Israel’s capital, was also the bloodiest day in this recent wave of demonstrations. In just one day, at least 50 Palestinians were killed and 2,400 more injured by the Israeli military. (Other counts put those figures even higher.)

This isn't an anomaly. In this latest wave of demonstrations, Israeli forces have killed dozens of unarmed protesters and wounded thousands more. And they’re not apologizing...I'm not alarmed rather my heart is gladdened."

edited by nipkowdisc

"it makes my heart glad." -chief dan George, shadow of the hawk

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/appeals-court-rules-against-decision-allowing-councils-to-boycott-israeli-goods

Appeals court rules against decision allowing councils to boycott Israeli goods

Palestine Solidarity Campaign says it will consider escalating the case to the Supreme Court

PALESTINIANS’ rights activists suffered a legal setback today when the Court of Appeal overturned a ruling that local councils’ ethical boycott of Israeli goods was legal.

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), which brought the case, said it was “incredibly disappointed” by the decision, but it would consider escalating the case to the Supreme Court.

Last June, the High Court upheld the PSC argument that local government pension scheme guidelines, which said local authorities “should not pursue policies that are contrary to UK foreign policy or UK defence policy,” were unlawful in preventing the use of boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS).

Then minister for communities and local government Sajid Javid ploughed ahead with the guidelines despite 98 per cent of respondents to a prior public consultation saying they thought it was wrong to invest in companies complicit in human rights abuses.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Israeli-Forces-Kill-Yet-Another-Tamimi-Family-Member-20180606-0017.html

Israeli Forces Kill Yet Another Tamimi Family Member

 

Israeli use of lethal force against Palestinians has drawn international condemnation after the Israeli army killed at least 120 protesters in Gaza.

Israeli occupation forces killed another member of the Tamimi family in the occupied West Bank town of Nabi Saleh. The 21-year-old Ezz al-Din Tamimi was shot at close range Wednesday during an early morning raid.

Village residents told Middle East Eye (MEE) that Israeli soldiers had previously threatened to kill the young man. "They came many times to his house, they called his family, they threatened him and told them: ‘We will kill him like we killed Ahmed Jarrar,' Bilal Tamimi told MEE.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/France-Germany-UK-Request-Exemption-From-US-Iran-Sanctions-20180606-0023.html

France, Germany, UK Request Exemption From US-Iran Sanctions

Several major European companies have expressed concern over the situation. 

France, Britain, Germany and the EU on Wednesday issued a join official request for their companies to be exempt from punitive measures stemming from fresh US sanctions on Iran. 

Per the AFP, French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said the three countries and the EU were asking the US "to exempt European businesses doing legitimate trade in Iran from all extraterritorial American sanctions."   

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, NipkowDisc said:

"it makes my heart glad." -chief dan George, shadow of the hawk

 

Guess you shouldn't criticize other folks whose "hearts are gladdened" by 

Palestinians killing Israelis.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


© 2019 Turner Classic Movies Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved Terms of Use | Privacy Policy
×
×
  • Create New...