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Gaza Flotilla Carrying Wounded Breaks Israel’s Unbearable Blockade

    Gaza Flotilla Carrying Wounded Breaks Israel’s Unbearable Blockade

Gaza, Palestine – A flotilla carrying at least 25 patients, students and activists have broken Israel’s imposed boundary off the coast of the Gaza Strip, the first time in more than a decade. The group set sail on Tuesday morning from the besieged Gaza Strip, hoping to break Israel’s debilitating siege on the enclave that has trapped…

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Israeli Airstrike Hits Boat at Gaza Port as it Prepared to Meet 2018 Freedom Flotilla

    Israeli Airstrike Hits Boat at Gaza Port as it Prepared to Meet 2018 Freedom Flotilla

GAZA — Not long after the 2018 Freedom Flotilla — carrying “politicians, activists, journalists, trade-union leaders, artists and performers, professors, faith leaders, representatives of student organizations” — embarked on its journey from Scandinavia to the largest open-air prison in the world — Gaza — Israel attempted to thwart its plans by striking a boat in…

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With All Eyes on Gaza, Israel Falls Back on the Hamas Card

    With All Eyes on Gaza, Israel Falls Back on the Hamas Card

For days, now, the Israeli rewrite has been well underway, working overtime, to convince the world seven weeks of carnage in Palestine, more particularly Gaza, did not happen. Or, if it did, Israel’s response to the Great Return March was a measured, proportionate answer to the menace posed by some burning kites, waving flags and nihilist teens armed with slingshot weapons of mass destruction. At times, we’ve seen…

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Defending Palestine Is not Antisemitism

    Defending Palestine Is not Antisemitism

I was told again and again to stand up when someone’s being mistreated. So I realized I had to stand up for Palestinians. Now that Israel has killed dozens of Palestinian protesters in an obviously gross human rights violation, can we get something straight? You can criticize Israel without being anti-Semitic. I grew up Jewish,…

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US Embassy Move Tears Last Fig Leaf Off of Long-Standing US-Israeli Designs for Palestine

  US Embassy Move Tears Last Fig Leaf Off of Long-Standing US-Israeli Designs for Palestine

It is our right to transfer the Arabs … The Arabs should go!” – Yosef Weitz, leading Zionist figure, director of the Land and Afforestation Department of the Jewish National Fund (JNF), 1940 The Arabs will have to go, but one needs an opportune moment for making it happen, such as a war.” – David…

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Painting “The Return” — Hopes and History on the Gaza Border

  Painting “The Return” — Hopes and History on the Gaza Border

GAZA — As Palestinians marked the 70th anniversary of the Nakba — or theft of their land by the creation of Israel in 1948 — the U.S. celebrated the transfer of its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, in another victory for Israeli colonialism. Palestinians participating in the March of Great Return have been organizing…

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Israel Snipers Train Their Weapons On International Press

  Israel Snipers Train Their Weapons On International Press

Three separate journalists, not for Palestinian news outlets, have reported being attacked by Israeli forces. While Israel says that it carefully considers each shot fired, if believed, would leave no other conclusion than that the IDF was intentionally trying to harm or liquidate journalists covering the conflict on the Israeli border. Specific information was reported…

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American Jews Stand Against the US Embassy Move and Israel’s Mass Killing of Protesters in Gaza

  American Jews Stand Against the US Embassy Move and Israel’s Mass Killing of Protesters in Gaza

WASHINGTON – As the ceremony to open the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem is taking place, Israeli military forces are killing Palestinian protesters in Gaza. In moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, U.S. President Trump is cementing the U.S. – Israeli partnership to annex Jerusalem and further repress Palestinian rights. “This is the ongoing Nakba,” said…

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This Week Could See Even More Palestinian Slaughter and Conflict With Iran

  This Week Could See Even More Palestinian Slaughter and Conflict With Iran

There will be a confluence of trigger events this week that could lead to an escalation of conflict. At the same time that the US has reneged on the nuclear agreement and Israeli missiles are attacking Iranians in Syria, the US embassy will be moved to Jerusalem and Palestinians will protest the 70th anniversary of the…

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Eclipsing Factionalism: The Missing Story From the Gaza Protests

  Eclipsing Factionalism: The Missing Story From the Gaza Protests

The Gaza border protests must be understood in the context of the Israeli Occupation, the siege and the long-delayed ‘Right of Return’ for Palestinian refugees. However, they should also be appreciated in a parallel context: Palestine’s own factionalism and infighting. Factionalism in Palestinian society is a deep-rooted ailment that has, for decades, thwarted any unified effort…

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