Sunday, September 21, 2014

[ePalestine] Palestine Pod: Steve Sosebee chats with Sam Bahour + A long read

Palestine Pod: Steve Sosebee chats with Sam Bahour
http://ssosebee.podbean.com/e/palestinian-american-activist-sam-bahour

http://ssosebee.podbean.com/e/palestinian-american-activist-sam-bahour

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Long, but well worth the read for a comprehensive overview of the U.S.'s role in sustaining the continued deterioration of Palestine. Thanks Nathan Thrall.
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Friday, September 19, 2014

[ePalestine] FILM: To see if I'm smiling (MUST WATCH BEFORE TAKEN DOWN)

The International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court are going to have such an easy time holding Israel accountable for their war crimes. Watch how easy here:


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Thursday, September 18, 2014

[ePalestine] The Hill: US guilty of war crimes in Palestine (By Sam Bahour)

The Hill (Congress Blog)

September 18, 2014

US guilty of war crimes in Palestine

http://bit.ly/US-guilty-in-Palestine

By Sam Bahour

The U.S. is not a neutral mediator in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict; it is an active participant and is guilty of the crimes being committed by Israel against Palestinians, most recently, the mass killings and destruction Israel wrought on the Gaza Strip during the summer. The reality that the U.S. is an active supporter of unimaginable suffering may very well be the motivating force behind the U.S.'s adamant attempts to block the Palestinians from using any of the internationally recognized tools of accountability to hold Israel responsible, such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. When an indigenous, stateless population is blocked access to opportunities for justice by superpowers like the U.S., something is wrong—deadly wrong.

While Israeli bombs were hammering Gaza, Alice Lynd with the assistance of Staughton Lynd, drafted a 32-page pamphlet which was published by the Palestine-Israel Working Group of Historians Against the War (HAW) titled, Violations by Israel and the Problem of Enforcement (August 2014). The policy paper places the U.S. in front of its own mirror and meticulously documents how one hand of the U.S. government systematically documents Israeli violations of U.S. law and international law, while the other hand unconditionally dishes out financial, military, and diplomatic support to Israel.

READ ON AT:
http://bit.ly/US-guilty-in-Palestine

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

[ePalestine] 43 brave Israelis take us behind the system of occupation (A MUST READ)

If you don't have time to read them all, please read the first and last articles below.

IDF Unit 8200
Haaretz: Graduates of Unit 8200, the IDF's technological spearhead. Photo by Moti Milrod
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The Guardian, Friday 12 September 2014

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'Any Palestinian is exposed to monitoring by the Israeli Big Brother'

Testimonies from people who worked in the Israeli Intelligence Corps tell of a system where there were no boundaries

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/12/israeli-intelligence-unit-testimonies

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Israeli intelligence veterans' letter to Netanyahu and military chiefs - in full

Read the letter from 34 reserve soldiers who have served in Unit 8200 explaining why they refuse to serve in Palestinian territories

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/12/israeli-intelligence-veterans-letter-netanyahu-military-chiefs

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Israeli intelligence veterans refuse to serve in Palestinian territories

Innocent people under military rule exposed to surveillance by Israel, say 43 ex-members of Unit 8200, including reservists

Peter Beaumont in Jerusalem

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/12/israeli-intelligence-reservists-refuse-serve-palestinian-territories

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and the initial Israeli response to this crack in the system of oppression:

IDF spokesperson: Discipline of Unit 8200 refuseniks will be sharp and clear

Army spokesperson responds to letter of conscientious objection sent by 43 mid-rank soldiers and officers, says no room for refusal in IDF.

By Haaretz, Sep. 14, 2014

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.615674


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Saturday, September 13, 2014

[ePalestine] Do people understand the magnitude of what just happened in Gaza?


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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

[ePalestine] Mondoweiss: Three-sentence letter to the ‘NYT’ results in Yale chaplain’s resignation

Message Received: DISSENT TOLERATED = ZERO!

One state of Apartheid, here we come... 



Bruce Shipman, Chaplain - Episcopal Church at Yale
Bruce Shipman, Chaplain - Episcopal Church at Yale

http://mondoweiss.net/2014/09/sentence-chaplains-resignation

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Friday, September 05, 2014

[ePalestine] +972: Israelis, stop swimming in our shit

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Published September 5, 2014

Israelis, stop swimming in our shit

A new report by Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network details the damage that consecutive Israeli military assaults have caused to Gaza's water systems, whereby 95 percent of the water consumed in the Strip for decades has been unfit for human consumption. 

By Sam Bahour

Tel Aviv beach (photo: Wikimedia Commons)Tel Aviv beach (photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Palestinians in Gaza are starting to wake up from the shell-shock of Israel's 51-day Ramadan Massacre, which left over 2,131 Palestinians killed (of which more than 500 were children), over 10,000 injured (more than half of whom are estimated to be permanently handicapped), and scores of homes and businesses demolished. Reality is bleaker than ever before. Nothing of the underlying reasons why Gaza exploded into a bloodbath has changed; Israeli and Egyptian closures of Gaza's borders remain in place. However, one product is making its way freely across the border into Israel. Actually, this product flows undetected by the almighty Israeli military and rolls right up on to the shores of Tel Aviv. The product is Palestinian shit, or more accurately, to maintain the media bias of the times, Palestinian terrorist shit.

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