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Overcoming the Media Blockade in Gaza

According to the United Nations, one child has been killed in Gaza every hour for the past two days. Overall, the Israeli military has killed close to 700 Palestinians, the vast majority civilians, since the assault on Gaza began more than two weeks ago. Details of the slaughter make their way into the world’s media, with horrific accounts of children killed on the beach, of hospital intensive-care units bo ...

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Hear O Israel … something very big is crying inside the human being

We would like to read the names of each of the five hundred Palestinians who have died. Also each one of the dozens of Israelis who have lost their lives because of these attacks. At least knowing their names to represent them and thus bring the unique meaning of what is happening. Every human life that vanishes by the deliberate and violent act of another human being is a shadow over humanity as a whole. W ...

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Gaza: Jewish activists in the USA

The glimmer of hope I have in these dark days is you - our community of members, supporters, and allies standing up all over the world. The photo shows the writer  in the police van with Maia Ettinger, daughter and grand-daughter of Holocaust survivors. Yesterday, I was part of a delegation of activists from Jewish Voice for Peace and Jews Say No! who took over the Friends of the IDF headquarters in New Yor ...

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The Sacrifice Trap

By Dr Meir Margalit, from Jerusalem Until when will this useless strife continue? Kenneth Boulding, English economist and philosopher, coined a concept called-"the sacrifice trap" which explains, in a way, the current Israeli escalation in the Gaza Strip. According to that view, political or military leaders tend to cling to lost conflicts to prevent their people from questioning why so much hopeless sacrif ...

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Elite Insanity on Display in Ukraine

By Robert J. Burrowes* For those of us interested in understanding what is driving the conflict in Ukraine, now seriously complicated by the shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet – which has raised the potential of the conflict to explode into a nuclear war with devastating consequences for humanity – it is worth delving into the psychology of key parties to the conflict and particularly those ...

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“Not in our name”

By Meir Margalit, former Elected member of the Jerusalem City Council for the Meretz Party and a founder of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. More than three thousand Israelis participated in a peaceful demonstration last night demanding an immediately cease fire, under the slogan "Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies ", another everyday events held throughout the whole country. We are certain ...

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Rally in Tira: Jews and Arabs Refuse to be Enemies

… Neve Shalom-Wahat al Salam organizing for the future. Once again the Middle East has exploded, yet, on Saturday some 400 Jews and Arab citizens of Israel gathered in the Arab city of Tira for a rally organized by Wahat al-Salam – Neve Shalom, in collaboration with other peace organizations and the City of Tira, to promote Arab-Jewish partnership. The motto of the day was that “Jews and Arabs refuse to be ...

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Being played like a piano by strategic suicide

Taking sides between two violent factions will not end a conflict. Working for reconciliation is the only way. The Arab Israeli conflict cannot be seen in terms of goodies and baddies; here we have two peoples, deeply traumatized by their history, locking one another in a hopeless escalation of violence. Why should the Gazans refuse to agree to a ceasefire? If Israel stops sending missiles it would be good ...

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Before the Next ISIS, We Need Nonviolent Counterterrorism Strategies

by Erin Niemela, War Is A Crime – TRANSCEND Media Service A relatively new group engaging in non-state political violence, ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, recently called for the creation of an Islamic state in Iraq and Syria and a continuation and strengthening of jihad during Ramadan, according to a video that emerged through social media.  ISIS, born of Al Qaeda members in Iraq and matured in ...

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#AIDGAZA – A Global Humanitarian Campaign

After the heavy bombing of Gaza and protests around the world demanding a stop to the violence that is causing the displacement of hundreds of families and the death of many children, the not-for-profit organization "the youth company" has made a call to organize a global movement of humanitarian aid for the people of Gaza with the slogan "AIDGaza". The first step of this global campaign will be an online d ...

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