(Updated) In Photos: Worldwide protest against Israeli attack on Gaza

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Barcelona (photo source: @GazaGlobal)

Barcelona (photo source: @GazaGlobal)

Brooklyn Bridge, NYC (Photo: @SanduKanKanack)

Brooklyn Bridge, NYC (Photo: @SanduKanKanack)

Cape Town #DayofRage

Cape Town #DayofRage (Photo: Sayed Dhansay)

Ecuador (photo: @Diabluma666

Ecuador (photo: @Diabluma666)

Karachi #GazaMillionMarch

Karachi #GazaMillionMarch

London (photo: Photo: Luke MacGregor/REUTERS)x

London (photo: Photo: Luke MacGregor/REUTERS)

Santiago, Chile #DayofRage (photo source: @MNLS2   )

Santiago, Chile #DayofRage (photo source: @MNLS2)

Kyoto, Japan (photo source: @shizu_88)

Kyoto, Japan (photo source: @shizu_88)

Sri Lanka (photo: Screenshot/Caspar Video)

Sri Lanka (photo: Screenshot/Caspar Video)

Oakland #BlocktheBoat

Oakland #BlocktheBoat(photo: @marg1nal)

Islamabad, Pakistan #DayofRage (photo source: dr.meraj siddiqui)

Islamabad, Pakistan #DayofRage (photo source: dr.meraj siddiqui)

Amsterdam (photo: Myrthe Verweij)

Amsterdam (photo: Free Focus)

Kolkata, India (Photo: Dibyangshu Sarkar   /AFP/Getty Images)

Kolkata, India (Photo: Dibyangshu Sarkar /AFP/Getty Images)

Munich (photo: Actvism Munich)

Munich (photo: Actvism Munich)

Montreal #DayofRage

Montreal #DayofRage

Chicago #DayofRage (photo: @soit_goes)

Chicago #DayofRage (photo: @soit_goes)

Algiers, Algeria (photo: Islamic-News)

Algiers, Algeria (photo: Islamic-News)

London, Day of Rage (photo: BBC)

London, #DayofRage (photo: BBC)

Brussels (photo: Nicolas Maeterlinck/AFP

Brussels, Belgium (photo: Nicolas Maeterlinck/AFP)

Austin, Texas (photo: @HabibaHamid)

Austin, Texas (photo:Rami Janoudi)

Dublin

Dublin #DayofRage

Valencia, Spain (photo: RESCOP1)

Valencia, Spain (photo: RESCOP1)

Bangalore, India (photo: Palestine Solidarity Committee in India)

Bangalore, India (photo: Palestine Solidarity Committee in India)

Yemen #DayofRage (photo source: Abbas Hamideh)

Yemen #DayofRage (photo source: Abbas Hamideh)

Amman, Jordan #DayofRage (photo: @AimanofArabia)

Amman, Jordan #DayofRage (photo: @AimanofArabia)

Melbourne #DayofRage  (photo source: Kim Bullimore)

Melbourne #DayofRage (photo source: Kim Bullimore)

Madrid (Photo: @ArtiJabz)

Madrid (Photo: @ArtiJabz)

Toronto  #DayofRage  (photo: Aneesah Nawal)

Toronto #DayofRage (photo: Aneesah Nawal)

Montreal (photo: Scott Weinstein)

Montreal #DayofRage (photo: Scott Weinstein)

Brussels (photo: Aurore Belot/AP)

Brussels, Belgium  (photo: Aurore Belot/AP)

Guadeloupe (photo: Dominique Chomereau-Lamotte)

Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe (photo: Dominique Chomereau-Lamotte)

Chicago (photo: :Danielle Villareal)

Chicago (photo: :Danielle Villareal)

Mozambique (photo: NEWS.CN)

Mozambique (photo: NEWS.CN)

Bonn, Garmany (photo: palaestina-solidaritaet.de)

Bonn, Garmany (photo: palaestina-solidaritaet.de)

Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa, Canada

New York City, Day of Rage (photo:  Susan Peehl)

New York City, #DayofRage (photo: Susan Peehl)

Bangladesh (photo: Amardesh)

Bangladesh (photo: Amardesh)

Nairobi, Kenya (photo:  Nancy K

Nairobi, Kenya (photo: Nancy K)

Brooklyn Bridge NYC (photo: Len Tsou)

Brooklyn Bridge NYC (photo: Len Tsou)

Berlin #DayofRage (photo: Heartbeatt Pictures)

Berlin #DayofRage (photo: Heartbeatt Pictures)

Muscat, Oman (photo:  Abdullah Al Ishmaili)

Muscat, Oman (photo: Abdullah Al Ishmaili)

Shinjuku, Tokyo (photo: Labornet Japan)

Tokyo  (photo: Labornet Japan)

Malta (photo: Ray Attard/MaltaToday Sceenshot)

Malta (photo: Ray Attard/MaltaToday Sceenshot)

Casablanca, Morocco (photo: Rueters)

Casablanca, Morocco (photo: Rueters)

Caracas, Venezuela (photo:@ vclarkb)

Caracas, Venezuela (photo:@ vclarkb)

Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia (photo: Hafizsohaimi)

Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia (photo: Hafiz Sohaimi)

Montevideo, Uruguay (photo: RebelArte)

Montevideo, Uruguay (photo: RebelArte)

Karachi ,Pakistan (photo: Jamaat-e-Islami @JIPOfficial)

Karachi, Pakistan (photo: Jamaat-e-Islami @JIPOfficial)

Washington DC (photo: @MikePrysner )

Washington DC (photo: @MikePrysner )

Lyons, France (photo: collectif69palestine.free.fr)

Lyon, France (photo: collectif69palestine.free.fr)

Montevideo, Uruguay (photo: Taringa!)

Montevideo, Uruguay (photo: Taringa!)

Arequipa, Peru (photo: @JhaderAguad)

Arequipa, Peru (photo: @JhaderAguad)

Chile (photo: ⒶTony☭@MexicAnarchist)

Chile (photo: ⒶTony☭@MexicAnarchist)

Antwerp, Belgium (photo: Ali Selvi) #DayofRage

Brussels , Belgium (photo: Ali Selvi)

Karachi, Pakistan

Karachi, Pakistan (photo: Jafria News )

Nicosia, Cyprus (photo: Pancryprian Federation of Labor)

Nicosia, Cyprus (photo: Pancryprian Federation of Labor)

Derry, Ireland (photo: DerryNow)

Derry, Ireland (photo: DerryNow)

Preston, UK

Preston, UK (photo:prestontoplaces.blogspot.com)

Warsaw, Poland (photo: Mateusz Mularski)

Warsaw, Poland (photo: Mateusz Mularski)

Sofia, Bulgaria  (Photo: Nikolay Doychinov/AFP/Getty Images)

Sofia, Bulgaria (Photo: Nikolay Doychinov/AFP/Getty Images)

Japan (photo: defense.pk)

Japan (photo: defense.pk)

Bangladesh (photo: AP)

Bangladesh (photo: AP)

La Paz, Bolivia (photo: Gaston Brito/Reuters)

La Paz, Bolivia (photo: Gaston Brito/Reuters)

Amsterdam (photo:  @nurse_w_glasses)

Amsterdam (photo: @nurse_w_glasses)

San Francisco (photo:  Max Blumenthal

San Francisco (photo: Max Blumenthal)

Sana'a, Yemen (photo: Moragboon Press)

Sana’a, Yemen (photo: Moragboon Press)

Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain (photo: Video Screenshot  Komite Internazionalistak Bideoak)

Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain (photo: Video Screenshot Komite Internazionalistak Bideoak)

Peru (photo: Integración Estudiantil/MOVILIZACIÓN POR UNA PALESTINA LIBRE)

Peru (photo: Integración Estudiantil/MOVILIZACIÓN POR UNA PALESTINA LIBRE)

Houston (photo: Josie Pickens)

Houston (photo: Josie Pickens)

Egypt (photo: global.revsoc.me)

Egypt (photo: global.revsoc.me)

Mexico (photo: unam en rebeldía)

Guadalajara, Mexico (photo: unam en rebeldía)

Sana'a, Yemen (photo source: Mohamed Ali)

Sana’a, Yemen (photo source: Mohamed Ali)

Strasbourg, France. Official seat of the European Parliament

Strasbourg, France. Official seat of the European Parliament (photo source: Alain Kauff)

Guyana (photo: iNews Guyana )

Guyana (photo: iNews Guyana )

Fort-de-France, Martinique  (Photo: Lisa David Screenshot)

Fort-de-France, Martinique (Photo: Lisa David Screenshot from Video here)

Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxemburg (photo: Claude Welter)

Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxemburg (photo: Claude Welter)

New Delhi, India (photo: KAFILA)

New Delhi, India (photo: KAFILA)

Paseo Colon, Costa Rica (photo: Mohammed Mehraj Hussain)

Paseo Colon, Costa Rica (photo: Mohammed Mehraj Hussain)

Geneva, Switzerland (photo: Haykel Ezzeddine}

Geneva, Switzerland (photo: Demir Somnez)

Martinique (photo: People Bo kay)

Fort-de-France, Martinique (photo:People Bo kay)

Nigeria (photo: ABNA.ir)

Nigeria (photo: ABNA.ir)

Hague, Netherlands (photo: Maghreb)

Hague, Netherlands (photo: Maghreb)

Djibouti (photo: Ma Djibouti au Quotidien)

Djibouti (photo: Ma Djibouti au Quotidien)

Limpopo , South Africa (photo: via Tehillah Niselow)

Limpopo , South Africa (photo: BDS South Africa)

Philippines (Photo: via Filipina Muslimah)

Philippines (Photo: via Filipina Muslimah)

Moscow (photo: Caucasus Politics)

Moscow (photo: Caucasus Politics)

Zimbabwe (photo: BDS South Africa)

Zimbabwe (photo: BDS South Africa)

Manchester, UK (photo: Joel Goodman)

Manchester, UK (photo: Joel Goodman)

Munich  Mourning the Dead in GAZA (photo: Sabine Gazawiyah) #DayofRage

Munich Mourning the Dead in GAZA (photo: Sabine Gazawiyah) #DayofRage

Rotterdam (photo: @HerakAsra)

Rotterdam (photo: @HerakAsra)

Atlanta, Georgia (photo: Christopher Weaver)

Atlanta, Georgia (photo: Christopher Weaver)

Luxembourg (photo: Michel Legrand)

Luxembourg (photo: Michel Legrand)

Belfast (photo: @SlabberCart)

Belfast (photo: @SlabberCart)

Lebanon, Palestinian refugees commemorate Gaza massacre (photo: Amith Gupta /Yeou-Shiuh Hsu MEMO)

Lebanon, Palestinian refugees commemorate Gaza massacre (photo: Amith Gupta /Yeou-Shiuh Hsu MEMO)

Bahrain (Photo:   Alwefaq Society)

Bahrain (Photo: Alwefaq Society)

    London, Ontario ,Canada (photo: Fadi Fataftah)

London, Ontario ,Canada (photo: Fadi Fataftah)

Sri Lanka (photo: Nation)

Sri Lanka (photo: Nation)

West Bank, Occupied Palestine

Qalandiya checkpoint, Occupied Palestine

Boston (photo: Nadeen Abuhasan)

Boston (photo: Nadeen Abuhasan)

Salfeet, Occupied Palestine

Salfeet, Occupied Palestine

Karachi, Pakistan

Karachi, Pakistan

Portland, Oregon (photo: Erick Crash)

Portland, Oregon (photo: Erick Crash)

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 Taipei

Taipei

Bahrain

Bahrain (photo:Feb14Media Network)

Chicago

Chicago

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

Rabat, Morocco

Rabat, Morocco

Nazareth

Nazareth (Photo: (Activestills.org)

Bethlehem, Palestine

Bethlehem, Palestine

Aukland, New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Maldives

Maldives

Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso, Chile

Amman, Jordan

Amman, Jordan

Nablus  (photo: Activestills.org)

Nablus (photo: Activestills.org)

Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

Dublin

Dublin

Tunisia

Tunisia

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Islamabad, Pakistan #DayofRage

Islamabad, Pakistan #DayofRage (photosource:Ashan Khan)

BuenosAires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Panama City (photo: EFE/ LaEstrella)

Panama City (photo: EFE/ LaEstrella)

France

Metz, France

Haifa

Haifa

Berlin #DayofRage (photo: Heartbeatt Pictures)

Berlin #DayofRage (photo: Heartbeatt Pictures)

Activists against the assault on Gaza gathered in New York's Foley Square. (Photo: Christopher Hazou)

New York City (Photo: Christopher Hazou)

Norway

Norway

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.

Seoul, South Korea (Photo: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty)

Seoul, South Korea (Photo: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty)

Boston (photo: Nadeen Abuhasan)

Boston (photo: Nadeen Abuhasan)

Dublin (photo source: Mark Malone)

Dublin (photo source: Mark Malone)

San Francisco, USA

San Francisco, USA

Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile

Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

Chicago

Chicago,USA

Paris, France

Paris, France

South Korea

South Korea

Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow, Scotland

Dublin, Day of Rage (photo: Larry White)

Dublin, #DayofRage (photo: amigo)

Lebanon

Lebanon (photo:AP)

Tokyo, ,Japan

Tokyo, ,Japan

London

London

Greece

Greece

Jakarta, Indonesia,(Photo: Achmad Ibrahim/AP)

Jakarta, Indonesia,(Photo: Achmad Ibrahim/AP)

Sandton, South Africa (photo: BDS South Africa)

Sandton, South Africa (photo: BDS South Africa)

Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, Ohio

Montréal, Québec   Die-in at NDP leaders' office (photo: Rana Bose)

Montréal, Québec
Die-in at NDP leader Thomas Mulcair’s office (photo: Rana Bose)

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

Iceland

Iceland

Amman, Jordan

Amman, Jordan

Pro-Palestinian demonstration in Kansas City, July 20,photo by Billy Jo Larmore

Kansas City, Missouri (photo: Jo MacNiven)

Milan, Italy

Milan, Italy

Seattle

Seattle

Paris (photo: Olivia Snaije)

Paris (photo: Olivia Snaije)

Seattle

Seattle

Tunisia

Tunisia

Marseille, France (photo: Claude Paris/AP)

Marseille, France (photo: Claude Paris/AP)

Munich (photo: Sabine Gazawiyah)

Munich (photo: Sabine Gazawiyah)

New York City

New York City

Zagreb, Croatia (photo: citizenside.com )

Zagreb, Croatia (photo: citizenside.com )

Paris (photo: Olivia Snaije)

Paris (photo: Olivia Snaije)

Bhopal gas victims, Bhopal, India (photo: Palestine Solidarity Committee in India)

Bhopal gas victims, Bhopal, India (photo: Palestine Solidarity Committee in India)

Melborne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia (photo:Twitter)

Ft. Lauderdale, FL Woman with sign is Elena Stein

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

 Taipei

Taipei

eattle

Seattle

Woodstock, NY (photo:Huwaida Arraf

Woodstock, NY (photo:Huwaida Arraf)

Sydney

Sydney, Australia

Montreal, Canada. Photo courtesy of Under the Olive Tree which airs on CKUT 90.3 FM every Thursday from 11am – 12 noon. Learn more at http://www.mixcloud.com/UnderTheOliveTree/

Montreal, Canada. Photo courtesy of Under the Olive Tree which airs on CKUT 90.3 FM every Thursday from 11am – 12 noon. Learn more at http://www.mixcloud.com/UnderTheOliveTree/

London (photo:  Jews in Britain Against Genocide)

London (photo: JewsinBritainAgainstGenocide)

Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Bogata, Columbia

Bogota, Colombia

Germany

Germany

Berlin #DayofRage (photo: Heartbeatt Pictures)

Berlin #DayofRage (photo: Heartbeatt Pictures)

Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt, Germany

france

Toulouse, France

Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland

Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark

Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria

Montreal, Canada. Photo courtesy of Under the Olive Tree which airs on CKUT 90.3 FM every Thursday from 11am – 12 noon. Learn more at http://www.mixcloud.com/UnderTheOliveTree/.

Montreal, Canada. Photo courtesy of Under the Olive Tree which airs on CKUT 90.3 FM every Thursday from 11am – 12 noon. Learn more at http://www.mixcloud.com/UnderTheOliveTree/

New York

New York

Kansas City, July 20, by Billy Jo Larmore. More photos here

Kansas City, Missouri (Photo: Jo MacNiven)

Nancy, France (photo: estrepublicain.fr)

Nancy, France (photo: estrepublicain.fr)

Geneva #DayofRage (photo: Demir Somnez)

Geneva #DayofRage (photo: Demir Somnez)

Albuquerque (photo: Harry Hjalmarson)

Albuquerque (photo: Harry Hjalmarson)

Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, Ohio



Ireland (photo: @PawShnaCor )

Ireland (photo: @PawShnaCor)

Hong Kong (Photo: Dawnie Ng)

Hong Kong (Photo: Dawnie Ng)

 

Seattle (photo: @ vclarkb)

Seattle (photo: @dinjarie)

 

London, Ontario ,Canada (photo: Fadi Fataftah)

London, Ontario ,Canada (photo: Fadi Fataftah)

Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

About Annie Robbins

Annie Robbins is Editor at Large for Mondoweiss, a mother, a human rights activist and a ceramic artist. She lives in the SF bay area. Follow her on Twitter @anniefofani

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  1. Ramzi Jaber
    July 13, 2014, 11:11 am

    Thank you for this Annie.

    Five comments on the situation but first a moment of silence to all the brave Palestinians who lost their lives and properties under the onslaught of the zionist criminal genocide.

    Our hearts are crushed. Our souls are shattered. Our actions are helpless. But our pride in your resistance is unshakable. And our dream of Palestine rising shall be realized.

    Now on to my five points:

    1- The MOST IMPORTANT REVEALING LESSON: zios never want to leave one inch of Palestine (we now have prove-positive)

    These depressing events reveal a lesson that is not a military one, it’s what nutnyahoo said in hebrew just the other day.

    Read it at link to timesofisrael.com.

    2- It’s the occupation, stupid!

    Regardless to the argument, the point, or the case of the zionists or their (very last few remaining) friends in the US and Australia, our answer must always be IT’S THE OCCUPATION, STUPID!

    When they talk about the three teens that were abducted and killed. Regardless to their ages, whether they were settlers, whether they were soldiers, etc. etc. All of this does not matter. Engaging in any of these points misses the mark and dilutes our argument. Our answer is IT’S THE OCCUPATION, STUPID! If there were no occupation, this would not happen. Address the root cause, not the symptoms.

    When nutnyahoo or others try to convince the western powers that their attack on Gaza is justified and provoked, and would they allow Paris, London, Moscow, Berlin, DC be under rocket fire. Again, engaging in any of these points misses the mark and dilutes our argument. Our answer is IT’S THE OCCUPATION, STUPID! If there were no occupation, this would not happen. Paris, London, Moscow, Berlin, DC are not occupying Palestine. Address the root cause, not the symptoms.

    3- Hamas made great progress in its rockets

    While the huge qualitative and quantitative advantages of the zionist military against Hamas are a given (for now), we all stand proud of what Hamas has achieved in missile weaponry. They have done under occupation much better than any other Arab country has achieved. They did not let occupation stop them from improvising and constantly improving the rockets without having the scientists, the labs, the space, the billions from the US to do the required research and testing to improve our rockets. What an achievement. With such rudimentary rockets and no guidance systems and radars and lasers and satellites, and drones, Hamas forced the zionist entity and the colonialists to run in the streets, to be fearful, and to learn what being scared means.

    So yes the zionists interception and preparedness resulted in very little injuries and damage, and no death. But the zionists know that we can disrupt their lives and we can ruin their economy. We can force them to see us. We are here. And we are not going anywhere.

    4- Arab dictators and rulers, count your days

    All events have consequences. All actions and inactions have consequences. These awful and distressful photos of dead Palestinians are moving the Arab world. Maybe it’s not visible now but us Arabs we are a patient breed and the time will come (soon) where there will be changes in Jordan, Saudi, Kuwait, Emirates, other. Just look at who controls huge chunks of Syria and Iraq, and they are targeting Jordan next. These current events in Gaza will accelerate the toppling of the traitor king.

    5- Youths of the world are learning more and taking the Palestinian side, the just side

    What is happening now with the zionist genocide and crimes against humanity in Gaza is in fact moving the world’s youth. These youths are immune to the zionist blackmail and their shameful use of the Holocaust for political and ideological reasons with the goal of stealing Palestine. Scanning the Internet on the topic of Palestine, one can clearly see a fundamental and radical shift towards Palestine, to our cause.

    The arc of history always bends towards justice, and our cause is just.

    • MHughes976
      July 13, 2014, 12:06 pm

      I am horribly conscious of the depressing slightness of what I can do by way of words only here in the heedless West. I am not very hopeful of positive change among the Arab regimes, though I am merely an outsider. As to Theodore Wright’s ‘arc of the moral universe’ it suggests a smooth, stately line, like a rainbow. But is it like that? To me the line of moral history has all sorts of sudden and disturbing diversions and switchbacks.

      • Annie Robbins
        July 13, 2014, 12:38 pm

        ramzi, i whole heartedly agree. thank you for the wonderful comment.

      • Ramzi Jaber
        July 13, 2014, 11:33 pm

        Thanks Annie.

      • occupier
        July 27, 2014, 10:08 pm

        Annie, are you saying you “wholeheartedly” agree with Ramzi’s comment that we should “stand proud of what Hamas has achieved in missile weaponry”?

      • Annie Robbins
        July 28, 2014, 12:15 pm

        occupier, i fully support non violent resistance. however, in the face of the violent genocidal intent of the occupier and the actions taken to ignite this latest round of violence (WB pogroms, killings, destruction, arrests detainment no doubt leading to torture) i think palestinians should be able and willing to defend themselves and be proud of their achievements, efforts to protect themselves under siege, oppression. that includes procuring weaponry.

      • Ramzi Jaber
        July 13, 2014, 11:25 pm

        History happens over long time periods, not days months or years. We remain hopeful and will see justice.

      • MHughes976
        July 14, 2014, 6:19 am

        Justice over centuries is justice only in a rather transcendental sense.

      • bilal a
        July 27, 2014, 11:19 am

        Employment of Chemical Weapons:

        Photo : link to caravandaily.com

        headline: Israel Turns Gaza’s Tunnels Into Gas Chambers
        link to caravandaily.com

      • Pretext
        July 27, 2014, 7:41 pm

        If you asked Theodore Parker if he meant to suggest that the moral universe’s bend towards justice was a smooth arc without fits and starts, I’m sure he would find the notion amusing.

    • MRW
      July 13, 2014, 12:35 pm

      @Ramzi Jaber,

      but first a moment of silence to all the brave Palestinians who lost their lives

      Yes.

      All I see is Israel saying they are going for broke to get the Palestinians to leave the land and then they can take it all. I see nothing else. Only this time they don’t care what the world thinks. They think they can rationalize afterwards, and we will eventually forgive them. I think the consequences over time are going to be different this time.

      • Ramzi Jaber
        July 13, 2014, 11:26 pm

        MRW, indeed the consequences are accumulating and the zionists are shooting themselves in the head.

    • Pat Nguyen
      July 13, 2014, 3:00 pm

      Hi Ramzi,
      Good outline of you thoughts.
      On point #2, can you please provide the definition of occupation? Specifically, is it based on 1948 or 1967?

      Thanks

      • Shingo
        July 13, 2014, 4:05 pm

        can you please provide the definition of occupation?

        Read the non inadmissibility clause in the preamble of UNSC242 Pajero.

      • MHughes976
        July 13, 2014, 5:11 pm

        Occpation is a temporary form of government operated by the winning side in a conflict based on acceptance that the occupier will withdraw completely as soon as there is no hostile army for it to face and as soon as a peaceful restoration of a government based either on the ante-bellum sovereign power, if it still exists, or on representatives elected in the territory concerned, can be arranged. Beyond these limits occupation becomes conquest.

      • Sumud
        July 13, 2014, 4:13 pm

        With most people now recognising that a two-state solution is impossible this question – heard many many times before – is becoming increasingly ridiculous.

        Israel had 47 years to end the occupation and they refused. Now the hasbara crowd are trying to turn a single state with equal rights for all into a Thought Crime.

        Too little too late buster.

      • can of worms
        July 13, 2014, 5:20 pm

        Yeah, to still say at this point “it’s the occupation, stupid” is stupid.
        The occupation is just the rear end of the wolf that couldn’t get out of the hole in the fence after getting fat on eating too many chickens.
        Time to talk about desegregation, economic compensation, and an era of equal rights.

      • Pat Nguyen
        July 13, 2014, 6:38 pm

        I appreciate all the feedback, but nobody has answered the essential question. Referring to the occupation that people advocate reversing, do you suggest going back to 1948 or 1967 in order to implement what you see as appropriate

      • talknic
        July 13, 2014, 9:53 pm

        @ Pat Nguyen “Referring to the occupation that people advocate reversing, do you suggest going back to 1948 or 1967 in order to implement what you see as appropriate”

        In order to show the same compassion and generosity as Palestinians have” for Israelis who have been duped by the vile, lying, territory coveting Zionist Movement‘s state : 1967

        Based on Israel’s actual borders proclaimed and recognized as the Israeli Government requested and subsequent occupation according to the Israeli Government : 1948

      • talknic
        July 13, 2014, 9:16 pm

        @ Pat Nguyen “On point #2, can you please provide the definition of occupation?”

        Laws and Customs of War on Land (Hague IV); October 18, 1907 Art. 42 SECTION III

        “Territory is considered occupied when it is actually placed under the authority of the hostile army. The occupation extends only to the territory where such authority has been established and can be exercised.”

        “Specifically, is it based on 1948 or 1967?”

        International Law in 1907. It has never been repealed, in fact it has been further codified by the Geneva Conventions under the UN of which Israel is a member

        These statements are from the Israeli Government itself:

        1) May 22nd 1948 UNSC S/766 the Provisional Government of Israel ” … the Provisional Government exercises control over the city of Jaffa; Northwestern Galilee, including Acre, Zib, Base, and the Jewish settlements up to the Lebanese frontier; a strip of territory alongside the road from Hilda to Jerusalem; almost all of new Jerusalem; and of the Jewish quarter within the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. The above areas, outside the territory of the State of Israel, are under the control of the military authorities of the State of Israel, who are strictly adhering to international regulations in this regard … ” the Government of the State of Israel operates in parts of Palestineoutside the territory of the State of Israel” … “in Palestine

        The Israeli Government again!

        2) 12 Aug 1948 Jerusalem Declared Israel-Occupied City- by Israeli Government Proclamation 12 Aug 1948

        Take your pathetic whining to those responsible, the Zionist Movement‘s state.

      • Ramzi Jaber
        July 13, 2014, 11:28 pm

        Pat, I’ll answer you with a question: what do you think is just? What do you think is possible today?

      • Pat Nguyen
        July 13, 2014, 11:33 pm

        2 states for 2 peoples with an end of conflict
        On top top of that, a warm peace would be great

      • eljay
        July 15, 2014, 8:28 pm

        >> 2 states for 2 peoples …

        – Israel, the state of and for all Israeli citizens, immigrants, ex-pats and refugees, equally; and
        – Palestine, the state of and for all Palestinian citizens, immigrants, ex-pats and refugees, equally.

        >> … with an end of conflict

        And a withdrawal by Israel to within its / Partition borders.

        >> On top top of that, a warm peace would be great

        As would a fresh side order of Israel honouring its obligations under international law.

        I agree with you on all counts! :-)

      • RoHa
        July 16, 2014, 12:21 am

        “2 states for 2 peoples with an end of conflict”

        I would prefer it if there were one state, and the two “peoples” were to become one “people”. They could if they tried.

      • Djinn
        July 14, 2014, 1:37 am

        You first Pat. What ARE Israel’s borders? Officially?

      • Mooser
        July 14, 2014, 11:12 am

        “You first Pat. What ARE Israel’s borders? Officially?”

        I read that question, and heard the sound of little feet pitter-PATtering into the distance. Funny how that short question sends ‘em running.

      • Pat Nguyen
        July 14, 2014, 2:29 pm

        Borders with Jordan and Egypt are signed via treaty. Check
        Lebanon has a UN line that Israel respects but it is disputed by elements in that country
        The remaining ones need to be negotiated

      • Taxi
        July 14, 2014, 11:25 pm

        Pat,

        The UN line is disputed only by the racist israeli land thieves.

      • Citizen
        July 15, 2014, 10:31 am

        @ Pat Nguyen
        Why? Nobody disputes the borders except Israel. Wake up, fool.

      • Inanna
        July 14, 2014, 1:43 am

        Toni Morrison:

        The function, the very serious function of racism is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being. Somebody says you have no language and you spend twenty years proving that you do. Somebody says your head isn’t shaped properly so you have scientists working on the fact that it is. Somebody says you have no art, so you dredge that up. Somebody says you have no kingdoms, so you dredge that up. None of this is necessary. There will always be one more thing.

        @ Pat: stop being as ass with your distractions and your ‘one more thing’.

      • Talkback
        July 14, 2014, 9:44 am

        On point #2, can you please provide the definition of occupation? Specifically, is it based on 1948 or 1967?

        Could you provide the definition of self determination? Or just name name the territory and its borders in which most of its citizens voted for separation and all became ipso facto citizens and nationals of the newly created state?

      • MHughes976
        July 14, 2014, 12:20 pm

        I have never seen a definition of self-determination, at least as a right which is both political and absolute, which makes much sense – but I’m open to ideas! However, I do know (none of what follows is meant to be ironical or satirical) what the borders of Israel are for those who think of s-d in Zionist style, since a minimalist version of those borders is fairly well delineated in Ezekiel 48. They involve current so-called ‘Palestine’ plus large chunks of land beyond the Jordan, the territories called Jordan and Syria by some. The Herodian Kingdom encompassed most of them. The kingdom of those times was destroyed by tyrants and marauders and every inch should be restored, all doubtful matters being settled in ways that most undo what those tyrants did. All other arrangements are merely temporary.
        There is some talk of a maximum version, extending from Nile to Euphrates, but these territories were never really secured by the ancient Israelites so their loss cannot be so clearly treated as tyranny and theft, therefore as a violation of s-d. People should just be on notice that if a divine manifestation calling for the restoration of those lands occurs it will have to obeyed, but that is a very long term thing.

    • Abierno
      July 13, 2014, 8:54 pm

      @Jaber. This may be slightly off topic to your excellent comment and if so I apologize. Ma an news reports that Abbas has handed a letter to Ban Ki Moon requesting that all of Palestine, now under one government, be put under a UN Protectorate. Not only is the situation in Gaza dire but there are numerous, troubling report of ever increasing Jewish violence to Palestinians, particularly women and children. The concept of UN protectorates was developed by Dag Hammerskjold when he headed the UN. This was a time of considerable post-colonial unrest and the procedures were set up to allow the possibility of by passing the Security Council (for reasons that are clearly in evidence today), for the more democratic General Assembly. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to strip Israel of its occupying powers, to provide safety for the woman, children, elderly and disabled of Palestine, to lift the siege of Gaza and to remove Israeli jackboots from
      the economy. These protests need to not only be against the current Mighty Cliff operation but strongly in support of Abbas, and his unity government’s demand for a protectorate. International supporters, activists, diaspora constituents from throughout the Middle East and beyond need to make their voices heard – in the streets, on social media, in the halls of government and on the airwaves. Now is the time for all of those who have called out for an end to the unending Nakban of the Palestinian people to make their voices heard in every politically effective way they know.

      • Ramzi Jaber
        July 13, 2014, 11:32 pm

        Abierno, now what nutunyahoo has finally said in the open what he always believed and aid behind closed doors, there is only one path forward: ICC/ICJ.

      • Abierno
        July 14, 2014, 12:18 am

        I would agree. However, that could take years. This is a more immediate but temporary solution to the massacres occurring in Gaza – see Haaretz article wherein families huddle in one room, waiting for the slaughter, so all die together, leaving no one behind. Two advantages of a protectorate: Palestine can go to the ICC while its citizens are not only safe but enjoying freedoms usually accorded to citizens ( secure property rights , right to movement, right to secure livelihood). Second, they are not subject to the murderous predations of Netanyahu, Bennett, Lieberman, Yalon, Pardo et al. If operation Mighty Cliff is their response to a unity government, what escalation would occur as a result of bringing in the ICC? Israel is not only a facts on the ground country, but also authors the Dahiya and Samson options.

        Palestine needs protection now, as is obvious.

    • Vikram
      July 15, 2014, 1:14 pm

      Ramzi,
      I don’t agree with Hamas firing rockets. This gives the US and the West generally an excuse to support Israel brutal regime. Likewise, suicide bombings in the past were counterproductive and allowed the West to characterise the Palestinians as terrorists and as innately violent. The only hope for justice in Palestine is mass non-violent resistance. I don’t believe the West could continue to support Israel with such a strategy.

    • Annie Robbins
      July 27, 2014, 11:40 am

      excuse me for sneaking in a comment towards the top of the thread today.

      this is the forth time we’ve published this article because we keep adding to it. so if you’ve already viewed it please scroll thru it again to view the many additional protests around the world since the last time we featured it.

      and please alert us (via tweet @anniefofani or @mondoweiss) to photos of new demonstrations this weekend or ones we’ve missed and we can add them.

      thanks everyone.

      • MRW
        July 27, 2014, 12:56 pm

        annie, also watch this:

      • Annie Robbins
        July 27, 2014, 1:26 pm

        thanks MRW, yes i did yesterday when you posted it. awesome video/wonderful man thank you.

      • jimby
        July 27, 2014, 8:44 pm

        thank you MRW for the video, this is priceless. it goes far past breaking the silence.

  2. Kay24
    July 13, 2014, 11:21 am

    Thank you Annie for posting these heart warming pictures. It is good to know that people do care for the Palestinian people. Unfortunately, due to media coverage, you do not know if there are other Americans like us, who are disgusted by Israel and its brutality against unarmed people. It is when I see pictures like this, I know at least the rest of the world know that Israelis are war criminals, and that their hasbara and false propaganda is not working in other parts of the world. A picture tells a thousand words, and we have seen it all.

    I saw a poster saying “YOU DON’T NEED TO BE A MUSLIM TO STAND UP FOR GAZA – YOU JUST NEED TO BE HUMAN”.
    So true.

  3. chinese box
    July 13, 2014, 11:26 am

    Thanks Annie for putting that together…very heartening to see people from as far flung as Japan protesting this…

    I just watched “CBS Sunday Morning” and had to finally turn it off in disgust. Bob Schieffer wash practically gushing over Iron Dome and Israeli cell phone alerts. He let Netanyahu and Dermer get away with the hasbara without challenging it. And then a discussion panel full of shills including Jane Harman(!) Why is she still given any credibility on this issue?

    • Chu
      July 14, 2014, 7:59 am

      Quite appalling how Schieffer rolled over for everyone on his panel. Shieffer doesn’t asks any tough questions, he only gets a paycheck for being a good doggy. Plus his panel was loaded with neocons (Jane Harman, Gerald Seib, Danielle Pletka) and WaPost yes-person Nia-Malika Henderson. link to cbsnews.com

    • Chu
      July 14, 2014, 8:15 am

      and Shieffer’s interview of Israel ambassador (Ron Dermer) is completely staged as he gets an audio terror alert [minute 3:00]. No one has their cell phone on during a television interview. But again Shieffer is happy to roll-over and perform for the camera. link to cbsnews.com

      • chinese box
        July 16, 2014, 4:38 pm

        @chu

        I thought it was staged as well.

  4. a blah chick
    July 13, 2014, 11:43 am

    Wow, I think that crowd in Stockholm was the biggest.

    Also it is very telling that more people were injured at the Tel Aviv demonstrations last night than as a result of Hamas rockets.

  5. Walid
    July 13, 2014, 11:54 am

    Thanks, Annie.

    I don’t know if I should be embarrassed or angry at the Arab non-showing in all these demonstrations. I heard one Gazan militant on TV saying that they didn’t need the Arabs’ arms, their fighters or their money. They just want the Arabs to stand with them in the same way the Americans, the French, The Brits, the Germans and every other country having come out in support of Israel in the shit they are doing. It’s embarrassing and hurtful that Israeli ambassadors are sitting in Amman and Cairo while the slaughter is ongoing without being expelled..

    • Justpassingby
      July 13, 2014, 12:11 pm

      The Arab regimes are hiding, which in turn show the ties between Israel, Arab regimes and Israel. Shameful!

      • Citizen
        July 28, 2014, 7:51 am

        Yes, well, at least people in two of the little Arab oil state’s were protesting. And I agree it was nice to see which countries are aware and within which they are allowed to protest the massacre in Gaza. Iceland!

    • Kay24
      July 13, 2014, 3:55 pm

      Walid, I don’t know if you saw this before, but George Galloway, MP in Britain,
      put this up on his Facebook. They seem to be AWOL at this moment.
      I think he asks good questions:

      “Will anyone, Arab or Muslim Leader stand up and lift even a finger to help the Palestinian
      people in this massacre? May God damn you. Where is Erdogan? The would be Ottoman Protector?
      Where? Where is Waleed Bin Talal Bin Abdel Azeez Al Saud? Co-owner of Fox and Sky “News”?
      Where are the Kings and Emirs of the Arab world?. So ready to pay for the murder of Arabs?
      Where is the King Abdullah, “Custodian of the Two Mosques”? Where is General Sisi “the New Nasser”?

      I address the Arab and Muslim leaders sincerely with this question. Have you no sense of shame?
      Judge yourselves before you are judged…”

      • Walid
        July 13, 2014, 4:22 pm

        No, Kay, I hadn’t seen that one but I’m a big fan of Galloway. He has a bi-weekly program on al-Mayadeen TV. Here is a short clip of him teaching some Arabs a thing on two about what they are doing wrong; the students ask their question in Arabic and he answers in English.:

      • AppleFolsom
        July 13, 2014, 5:17 pm

        Galloway’s words could easily be applied to Americans:

        “They don’t care if you’re Left or Right, as long as you are divided. When you are divided you are weak. Imagine if you were united how strong you would be.”

        Great video clip. I hadn’t looked into Galloway’s work. Thank you for posting.

      • Sumud
        July 14, 2014, 2:44 am

        Check out Galloway before a US Senate sub-committee investigating the Food for Oil programme in Iraq, he is fierce. It’s abt 45 minutes:

      • Kay24
        July 13, 2014, 9:38 pm

        Wow, I never saw this before and he is just awesome. What he says is so true.
        There is unity in strength, and the Arabs in the Middle East are stupid not to understand that their being divided is a huge advantage. Together they can achieve so much, and yes, even stand up to Israel as one. This various factions, nation against nation, and continuously trying to outdo each other, has not served any of the Islamic nations well. Outsiders are taking advantage of this, interfering in these nations, and even setting one against the other.
        Time the Arab nations came to their senses, and dealt with their common enemy. Thanks for linking.

      • Kay24
        July 13, 2014, 9:45 pm

        Well what do you know. The King of Saudi has so graciously decided to send aid to the Palestinian Red Crescent. How about some moral support too?

        link to english.alarabiya.net

      • Walid
        July 14, 2014, 12:56 am

        Kay, about that medical help, Shifa Hospital that has been treating mostly all of the 1300 injured and storing the dead is almost down to no supplies at all. During Cast Lead, there were long lines of medical teams and trailer trucks with medical supplies and even a Qatari mobile surgical hospital parked for weeks on the Egyptian side of Rafah border waiting for Egypt to open the gates. Made one think back to how the Israelis had held down the Palestinian refugees at Sabra-Shatila in 82 while the Lebanese militia butchered them. This time around, there is nothing out there at Rafah, Egypt parked and ready to roll in. The UAE sent in a small team of 15 medics and they brought with them some medicines.

        While the Saudi medical aid is welcomed, it brings to mind the Israeli doctrine of “starving the Gazans but not letting them die”. Meaningful Saudi aid would be a simple phone call to Sisi, who just received billions in aid from Saudia, to open the Rafah gates and to keep them open.

        Half the ambulances in Gaza have become inoperable for lack of fuel and 70% of Gaza is without electricity, running water and an operating sanitary drainage system. A couple of days back, Israel tanks shelled fuel reservoirs and set them on fire. That Saudi help will mostly allow Israel to prolong the agony.

      • Annie Robbins
        July 14, 2014, 1:27 am

        Half the ambulances in Gaza have become inoperable for lack of fuel

        i read somewhere yesterday or the day before they bombed an ambulance depot

    • Shingo
      July 13, 2014, 4:09 pm

      Agreed Walid ,

      The Arabs have been shameful, pathetic, gutless. Not a peep put of Egypt.

      Those liberals in Cairo must be delighted how they weed used to turn Egypt into a slave state which makes the Mubarak era look like the good old days.

      • American
        July 14, 2014, 12:17 am

        The Arabs arent making any peeps about Gaza because they are more into their Sunni expansion –but having f’ed up and lost control of all the radicals they funded many of whom drifted to ISIS they now want the US to get rid of ISIS for them.

      • Walid
        July 14, 2014, 1:53 am

        American, if you look close enough, you’d see which parties are actually working in the shadows to fuel ISIS. It has become somewhat of a Murder Inc. arm of the central Sunni mafia.

        The Syrian “moderate”rebels for whom Obama has been campaigning to give the $500 million in arms and that had already received their second shipment of American anti-tank missiles have defected and sworn allegiance to ISIS that’s already reaping millions from the sale of the Syrian oil, most probably to Turkey, and reaping other millions from the Kurds in royalty fees for the oil transiting in their held Iraqi territories to the terminal at Ceyhan, Turkey to be shipped to Israel and the US. For some reason, the US is allowing this to happen while it immediately jumped all over the Libyan rebels when they seized and tried to sell the oil in Libya.

      • Walid
        July 14, 2014, 1:31 am

        A call for a massive demonstration to gather at Cairo’s Journalists’ Syndicate Center yesterday yielded only a few hundred participants. The only strong Egyptian voice to speak against the aggression was Coptic Pope Tawadros II that expressed solidarity with the Gazans. The photo above of the demo in Lebanon was in Saida led by a Nasserite group where a few hundred including Palestinians from the camps held a small rally for the usual speeches.

      • Citizen
        July 15, 2014, 10:34 am

        Meanwhile, lots of ISIS wounded are being treated in Israeli hospitals while Palestinians can’t get treated there. What does that tell you?

    • AppleFolsom
      July 13, 2014, 4:47 pm

      As an American, it is distressing to me that the Palestinians must believe that all America is on the side of Israel. I am heartened to see the protests in Chicago and Houston which will hopefully begin to crack the illusion that Israel has an iron-dome grip on the US.

      In the past week, I have felt so angry at Israel. As a Christian and an adherent to Buddhism, I have tried to be compassionate to the fact that Israel’s birth out of WWII has locked it into a mindset of fear. I pray for the safety and freedom of the Palestinian people. I pray for an awakening for there to finally be understanding in this region and the two sides can move toward Peace and forgiveness.

      As Jesus wisely said, “Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.”

    • Inanna
      July 14, 2014, 2:09 am

      First, that Gazan militant should know just how much support Hezbollah, Syria and Iran have been giving them for years. Which is why their military capacity has improved. Second, that Gaza militant should see what the average Syrian or Iraqi or Yemeni is going through right now – they have their own life and death struggle. Arabs in other countries have had mostly unsuccessful uprisings against their pro-zionist rulers. Many have paid with their life, blood and freedom and were at least partly inspired to do so knowing that they were not only overthrowing regimes that not only oppressed their own people but conspired in the oppression of Palestinians. Most of those uprisings failed. But it’s not for lack of trying.

      • Walid
        July 14, 2014, 2:44 am

        “… that Gazan militant should know just how much support Hezbollah, Syria and Iran have been giving them for years.”

        A note for those believing to know all about the sectarian strife that separates Muslims, here are Hisbullah, the Syrian (regime) and Iran that are all Shia helping Gaza in spite of Hamas being 112% Sunni. Ironically, it’s the other Sunni (only 100%) countries like Egypt, Jordan and those 130% Sunni Gulfies (except for Qatar) that are against Hamas and would like to see it ride into the sunset.

    • Henry Norr
      July 21, 2014, 5:35 pm

      re “the Arab non-showing in all these demonstrations”:

      I think you’re talking about the “Arab world,” not the Arab diaspora, but perhaps it will make you feel a tiny bit better to know that the demonstration in support of Palestine in San Francisco yesterday was initiated, organized, and led by the Arab Youth Organization, an offshoot of the Arab Resource & Organizing Center in SF, and that there was a large turn-out of Palestinian-Americans and other Arab-Americans, as well as Muslim Americans of other backgrounds. In general, it was probably the largest Palestine-related demonstration ever in the Bay Area – certainly the biggest in my memory, even compared to several substantial marches during Operation Cast Lead – but I was especially struck and heartened by the increase in the number of apparent Arabs participating, including lots of families with kids of all ages, even babies in strollers.

      • Walid
        July 28, 2014, 5:14 am

        Henry, thanks for the note on Arabs participating and actually leading elsewhere; it gives a small boost to my faith. Sorry I hadn’t seen it before.

    • Shingo
      July 28, 2014, 4:59 am

      I don’t know if I should be embarrassed or angry at the Arab non-showing in all these demonstration

      It should be both, along with an explanation as to why the turnout in Cairo is so pathetic. Has the public been given a collective lobotomy?

      What a putrid excuse for a country.

      • Walid
        July 28, 2014, 5:16 am

        On Palestine, Arabs talk a lot but actually do very little.

  6. MahaneYehude1
    July 13, 2014, 12:00 pm

    Thanks, Annie. I want to add one more to your list: Hebron (Al-Khalil), West Bank:

    • Walid
      July 14, 2014, 2:26 am

      Mahane, it would have been helpful to have provided a mini translation of what the video is about. For someone that doesn’t understand the language, it’s just a bunch of ranting Arabs, which is probably what was behind your posting of it. For someone that is fluent in Arabic such as yourself, it couldn’t have taken more than a minute.

      The people in the video were expressing their solidarity with the resistance in Hamas and cheering the launching of all the missiles that are giving them hope for the future. The greater good of those hundreds of missiles is not so much in having made nervous wrecks of Israelis, but in having lit a spark of hope in Palestinians.

      • Annie Robbins
        July 14, 2014, 4:13 am

        i figured as much walid, being smart enough to figure mehane wouldn’t intend to show palestinians in a good light. i was also on al mayadeen the other night when tel aviv shut down after hamas announced they were sending 4 rockets into tel aviv and as everyone was watching them spell bound, palestinians were celebrating in ramallah. so i figured it was of that celebration. thanks for the confirmation.

  7. Walid
    July 13, 2014, 12:19 pm

    In one of the massacres of last night an F16 dropped one bomb on the house of the family al-Batch. The total family of 18, aged from the father that is 50 to the youngest aged 2, totally wiped out with most reduced to small pieces of skin. The blast was so powerful that it almost destroyed the totality of all surrounding buildings of the neighbours causing serious injuries to 45 neighbours, some of which are surely to die from their injuries.

    • Maximus Decimus Meridius
      July 13, 2014, 12:41 pm

      And the ‘target’ himself – the Gaza head of police – survived.

      Reminds me of the 1983 bombing of a Beirut mosque, intended to kill Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah. He survived, 80+ worshippers did not.

  8. LanceThruster
    July 13, 2014, 12:20 pm

    To the people of Palestine;

    I am truly so very sorry you, your families, your neighbors, and your country suffer so as a brutal slaughter is waged across your land. I have tried to remain informed and active politically so that I could do whatever I can to help prevent my country from inflicting further such tragedies on others. As you might imagine, sometimes I too feel very helpless in this regard. You all have done much to remind me that sometimes courage can be as simple a thing as to just keep moving forward. And for that, you have my sincere respect, admiration, and gratitude.

    ~ LanceThruster

  9. MRW
    July 13, 2014, 12:23 pm

    Phil, just heard your comments on NPR. Nice measured job. Loved the tag line about how the narrative has changed from 1967, how now the narrative is occupation, and the tease of You know what journalists do when they encounter a new narrative. Good tone.

    • MRW
      July 13, 2014, 12:48 pm

      Well, I’m late to the party. It was two days ago. link to onthemedia.org

    • Citizen
      July 15, 2014, 10:39 am

      @ MRW, problem is Phil is focusing on a few incidents that some truth is becoming available to the US public about I-P conflict; anything is an improvement, but the overwhelming main media response is to just keep repeating HAMAS started this latest cycle of violence by HAMAS killing 3 Jewish teens, and Israel is merely defending itself against Palestinian rocket attacks by bombing Gaza. It’s, by far, the most repeated narrative on US main cable TV news and infotainment shows.

  10. Spring Renouncer
    July 13, 2014, 12:33 pm

    One of the labels is incorrect: it is Milan, Italy not Milan, Spain. Nevertheless, it is refreshing to see a worldwide response to the ongoing atrocities.

    • Annie Robbins
      July 13, 2014, 1:04 pm

      spring! you are so right milan is in italy, i think i must have been going dizzy or something. but that photo was taken in spain (same banner link to twitter.com ) but i added a photo of the protest in milan, and one in paris too..from the protest today.

      thank you..

      • Spring Renouncer
        July 13, 2014, 6:56 pm

        Sorry to be kit-picky, but the sign is in Italian :P

  11. Citizen
    July 13, 2014, 12:44 pm

    Embarrassing and annoying as hell that more Americans are not protesting in the streets. US main media avoiding the Gaza turkey shoot with free US weapons. Imagine a reverse scenario. It would be on US TV night and day, 24/7, and Jews would be at the forefront of the protests. Hard to believe the US is 98% non-Jewish since its main media and government parrot Israeli hasbara constantly. Even CSPAN WJ had a bland goy on this morning, repeating that the Pal rockets are the trigger for what’s going on and the key is the two sides don’t trust each other, and US just tries to help these two distrusting groups but their disagreement goes back centuries to biblical days.

    • Shingo
      July 13, 2014, 4:17 pm

      Embarrassing and annoying as hell that more Americans are not protesting in the streets.

      I think it’s noteworthy that I haven’t seen any reports of pro Israeli demonstration either, like those that took place in NY during Cast Lead.

      • a blah chick
        July 13, 2014, 4:55 pm

        I think there’s suppose to be one in Los Angeles this week. And New York can’t be far behind.

      • Kay24
        July 13, 2014, 9:40 pm

        That will be soon remedied. AIPAC and ADL must be making those calls and organizing the love show for Israel.

      • Sumud
        July 13, 2014, 10:29 pm

        The patient requires life support and the situation is deteriorating rapidly.

  12. HarryLaw
    July 13, 2014, 12:48 pm

    One important thing has come out of this Gaza aggression is that Netanyahu has claimed the latest Gaza conflict proved that Israel could never allow an independent Palestine in the occupied West Bank, insisting it would simply become “another 20 Gazas.”
    “I think the Israeli people understand now what I always say: that there cannot be a situation, under any agreement, in which we relinquish security control of the territory west of the River Jordan,” Netanyahu declared.link link to news.antiwar.com So there we have it from the horses mouth, occupation is to be never ending, this is the Jabotinski end game “The land of Israel” including the West Bank is the sovereign territory of the Israeli state and it is not possible for two separate sovereign states to exist in the “Land of Israel” when we [Zionists] claim sovereignty over the whole. Fortunately Abbas has lost a negotiating partner [he admitted this a couple of days ago,] how is it now possible for anybody,with a straight face, the quartet, the UN, the US to call for negotiations between the two sides when the Israelis reject the very notion of a two sovereign state solution. Ramzi Jabar [in the comment above] supports the resistance [including rocket fire from Gaza]
    I don’t agree with him, all peaceful means have not yet been tried, for instance Abbas refuses to formally sign up to the ICC and thereby gain standing, it is only when and if the ICC [for political reasons] reject an investigation into [well documented] Israeli war crimes that I would support Ramzi.

    • ckg
      July 13, 2014, 2:09 pm

      The importance of Netanyahu’s full comments is lost in the flood of dire war news. The comments demonstrate, for all the world to hear, that the Kerry peace talks were a sham that only perpetuated further theft of Palestinian land.

      I don’t agree with Ramzi’s attitude toward the rockets. I agree with Amnesty International, which is asking the UN to “urgently mandate an independent international investigation into Israeli airstrikes on Gaza as well as Palestine’s indiscriminate shelling of Israel, and hold accountable those responsible for war crimes.” The rockets have almost no military value and provide an unfortunate pretext for the IAF to butcher and slaughter the people of Gaza. I don’t deny that the Palestinians have every right to defend themselves, but the rockets are a PR dream for the hasbarists.

      • Pat Nguyen
        July 13, 2014, 3:06 pm

        How dare you. If there were no rockets, there would be no need for PR.

      • amigo
        July 13, 2014, 3:24 pm

        How dare you.if there was no occupation ,there would no rockets.

      • ckg
        July 13, 2014, 6:56 pm

        Amigo, I agree.

      • Shingo
        July 13, 2014, 4:20 pm

        How dare you.

        How dare you you psychopathic racist supremacist and cheer leader for bass murder?

        If there were no rockets, there would be no need for PR.

        Wrong. Israel need PR 24/7. Apartheid, occupation, land theft and constant murde are a tough sell.

      • ckg
        July 13, 2014, 5:40 pm

        Shingo, I’m not sure if I read you correctly. Are you saying I am a “psychopathic racist supremacist and cheer leader for bass murder”?

      • American
        July 14, 2014, 12:22 am

        Pat Nguyen says:

        July 13, 2014 at 3:06 pm

        How dare you. If there were no rockets, there would be no need for PR
        >>>>>

        The rockets are a ‘message’ dummy….they say we are still here and not quiting.

      • Mooser
        July 14, 2014, 11:15 am

        Uh, Pat, you were asked, up-thread, where Israel’s border’s are. Feel like answering?

      • Shingo
        July 28, 2014, 5:02 am

        If there were no rockets, there would be no need for PR.

        ISrael has been doing PR long before there were rockets. It’s amazing how for a country that is supposed to be such an awesome ally and asset, Israel has to spend so much money lobbying Washington to convince them of that.

      • lonely rico
        July 13, 2014, 3:41 pm


        The rockets have almost no military value and provide an unfortunate pretext for the IAF to butcher and slaughter the people of Gaza.

        This is true, but –
        In the days and weeks following the disappearance of the 3 teens from the illegal settlements, the violence and slaughter had already begun, and with death and injuries and kidnapping and home demolitions explicitly aimed at Hamas, but meted out (generously) to all Palestinians, in desperation Hamas fired back.
        Down on the ground with hands cuffed, what choice did they have ? Roll over and die ? Or strike back ? Understanding full well their own paltry weakness, and the fact that they would get their teeth kicked in by the ruthless jack-boots of their tormentors.
        I cannot fault Hamas, any more than I can fault the youngsters who throw stones, symbolic resistance which provokes overwhelming violence, injury and death.

      • ckg
        July 13, 2014, 6:43 pm

        Good point, lonely rico.

        I cannot fault Hamas, any more than I can fault the youngsters who throw stones, symbolic resistance which provokes overwhelming violence, injury and death.

        I cannot fault those youngsters either. But I understand the perspective of many of their parents who discourage such resistance and wish to see their children live rather than become victims of overwhelming violence, injury and death.

      • Sumud
        July 13, 2014, 10:32 pm

        ckg~ above Shingo is quoting Pat Nguyen, not you.

      • ckg
        July 13, 2014, 11:29 pm

        Thanks, Sumud. I had to read Pat Nguyen’s comment history before I could understand the context of Shingo’s comment. I didn’t realize Pat was an incoherent troll.

      • Stephen Shenfield
        July 27, 2014, 5:06 pm

        Resistance can take forms that are quite effective, relatively safe, and difficult for Israeli PR to exploit. For instance, instead of throwing stones at tanks and soldiers kids in the West Bank could scatter them on settler roads. Operating in small groups at night, they could scatter pebbles (selected for sharpness) from access points (as agile youngsters they would be able to clamber up slopes), finish the job in a few seconds, and return home. In the morning tires would burst and halt the cars of settlers commuting to jobs in Jerusalem and other places inside the Green Line. This would cause few if any serious casualties but it would create numerous road blockages and long delays, thereby making daily commutes infeasible for many settlers. Together with other sabotage tactics (against electricity lines etc.), this would discourage Israelis from moving to settlements and encourage many existing settlers to leave.

      • ckg
        July 13, 2014, 3:57 pm

        Pretexts, unlike reasons, are never justifiable.

      • Mooser
        July 21, 2014, 12:16 pm

        “Thanks, Sumud. I had to read Pat Nguyen’s comment history before I could understand the context of Shingo’s comment. I didn’t realize Pat was an incoherent troll.”

        Actually, it might be worse than that. There’s a writer at Mondo named “Phan Nguyen”. I can’t help wondering if “Pat Nguyen” chose the user name to create confusion.

      • Qualtrough
        July 22, 2014, 10:29 pm

        It is almost certainly deliberate and I don’t understand why the moderators don’t require ‘Pat Nguyen’ to change the name, unless that is his/her real name.

      • Stephen Shenfield
        July 13, 2014, 4:44 pm

        The best use for rockets is against Israeli warplanes and gunboats. Last time a few planes were shot down and Israel didn’t even try to squeeze any propaganda value out of that because who (apart from ultra-Zionists) is going to sympathize with pilots terror bombing a civilian population? And yet Israeli leaders must be much more worried by Palestinian air defense capacity than by the rockets they complain about publicly. For one thing, those planes cost a lot of money.

      • ckg
        July 13, 2014, 5:57 pm

        Stephen Shenfield, I agree. Surface-to-air missiles especially would be potent weapons for the Palestinians.

      • Citizen
        July 14, 2014, 5:47 am

        @ Stephen Shenfield
        Those planes cost who a lot of money?

      • Qualtrough
        July 22, 2014, 10:30 pm

        Citizen says:
        July 14, 2014 at 5:47 am

        @ Stephen Shenfield
        Those planes cost who a lot of money?

        US Government: Don’t worry, put them on our tab!

      • Ramzi Jaber
        July 13, 2014, 11:42 pm

        The rockets may have little military value but thats not the point of them. When we see how the colonialist criminals live every day, when we see how they don’t even acknowledge our existence, when we see how they treat us, we then see the rockets as reminding them all that we exist and they are not living in paradise but on stolen colonized land.

        After all, zionists is about getting these illegal settlers come from all over the world to steal and inhabit my land. So the rockets are our way of telling all these zionists don’t come to our land. The rockets also tell many of the zionists here that maybe they’re better off in Brooklyn.

        So yes, the rockets have little military value but they have a great strategic long term value.

      • Taxi
        July 14, 2014, 12:07 am

        Even a sling-shot has military value – read David & Goliath.

        But the most important weapon of all is sumud.

        Israel will keep paying a heavy price for f*cking with Palestine (with Syria, with Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, Sudan, and Libya too). The rockets and missiles will only increase in number and in range and there ain’t nothing that aipac and its donkey-felating congressmen and women can do about it.

        So if you’re jewish and zionist and have suicidal tendencies, by all means move to occupied Palestine. The rest of you bastard colonialist, prepare to go to the Hague, or get ready to be hunted down like the nazis were hunted down in the four corners of the world. That nest of grotesque evil called Tel aviv will one day look like Dresden circa 1945.

      • jon s
        July 14, 2014, 3:53 am

        It’s a tight race , but I think that Taxi takes the “Most Bloodthirsty Mondoweiss Commenter ” award.

      • Annie Robbins
        July 14, 2014, 4:26 am

        actually jon, there’s a lot you don’t see. but let’s keep in mind the disgusting imbalance of power , the gore blood and guts spilled this week, the massacre of children (under the guise of ‘precision targets and hasbrat claims carried by all the msm that israel tried to prevent civilian death and they bomb houses at iftar when muslims break their fast, when families are together and they bomb mosques as people are leaving prayer services) and then you tell me more about who is bloodthirsty.

        the reality is john, we see the bloodthirstyness of israel on the screen and in the news happening to real people during these slaughters benignly called ‘mowing the grass’ so depending on who is moderating, we don’t need support for that in the comment section. it is too inflammatory imho.

        that’s possibly why, in comparison, taxi’s post reads as inflammatory to us. but think again jon, what bloodthirsty maniacs are bombing families and slaughtering children? and why should taxi’s words alarm us?

      • Taxi
        July 14, 2014, 5:00 am

        Jon s,

        We can safely say that only nazis are scared of Taxi.

      • Mooser
        July 21, 2014, 12:21 pm

        “So if you’re jewish and zionist and have suicidal tendencies, by all means move to occupied Palestine”

        Much, much bigger colonial projects, projects which were taken as new permanent facts in the world, have vanished into the “ash-heap of history”. The Zionist project will do the same. As to how “bloodthirsty” this collapse is, well, that’s mostly up to the Zionists.

    • Walid
      July 13, 2014, 5:43 pm

      “… for instance Abbas refuses to formally sign up to the ICC and thereby gain standing,”

      In the absence of such signing up to these necessary conventions, you have no other choice but to agree with what Ramzi is pushing. It’s bad enough that the WB is occupied and the Palestinians are not free to move around in it, in the case of Gaza is much worse as it’s under an inhuman siege that has it locked tight on all sides since 9 years, especially by Egypt.

      • Ramzi Jaber
        July 13, 2014, 11:48 pm

        Indeed Walid.

      • jon s
        July 14, 2014, 4:44 am

        Annie, I’m certainly aware of the imbalance: we have Iron Dome, and shelters and security rooms, and on the other side the Hamas terrorists are trying to get as many of their own people killed as possible, while also trying to murder us.

      • Annie Robbins
        July 14, 2014, 7:40 am

        Hamas terrorists are trying to get as many of their own people killed as possible

        of course, why didn’t i think of that.

        , while also trying to murder us.

        but you don’t try to murder palestinians, they just end up dead. got it.

        I’m certainly aware of the imbalance: we have Iron Dome, and shelters and security rooms, and on the other side…

        hmm, what about all those fighter jets? come on jon, you’ve got more than the ‘Iron Dome, and shelters and security rooms’ wrt balance of power. don’t play coy.

      • talknic
        July 14, 2014, 10:33 am

        jon s ” I’m certainly aware of the imbalance: we have Iron Dome, and shelters and security rooms…”

        For someone who is certainly aware, you miss, fighter bombers, tanks, warships, helicopters, satellite surveillance, dime weapons, fletchettes, white phosphorus, billions in US military aid

        ” and on the other side the Hamas terrorists are trying to get as many of their own people killed as possible”

        They are their own people you moron. Hamas are Palestinians.

        ” while also trying to murder us”

        You murder them to get their land. Best YOU get out of ALL non-Israeli territory, go live in Israel that’s what it’s for….

        Take your pathetic whining to the people who’re responsible for Israelis illegally being in non-Israeli territory for 66 years, the Israeli Govt

      • jon s
        July 14, 2014, 3:45 pm

        Talknic,

        “They are their own people you moron. Hamas are Palestinians.”

        No kidding. I’ll make it clear to you: The Hamas terrorists are trying to get their own people, Palestinian civilians, killed. Get it?

      • talknic
        July 15, 2014, 8:11 pm

        jon s ///”They are their own people you moron. Hamas are Palestinians.”//

        “No kidding. I’ll make it clear to you: The Hamas terrorists are trying to get their own people, Palestinian civilians, killed. Get it?”

        I get it! You’re an idiot for Israeli expansionism trying to justify Israeli violence by repeating mantras for which there is absolutely no evidence what so ever. Accusations do not pass for evidence.

        On the other hand, there is plenty of actual evidence the Israeli Government purposefully, actively and openly encourages and assists Israeli citizens to illegally settle in occupied territories where they are sure to be amongst the expected and rightful violent reprisals of the occupied.

        What kind of idiotic putrid government purposefully encourages its most stupid citizens to break a convention adopted to protect ALL citizens, including those of “the Occupying Power”, from the highly likely violent consequences of occupying another people?

        Furthermore what kind of putrid idiotic government illegally sells land in territory it has under military occupation to the stupid illegal settlers it has purposefully endangered?

      • eljay
        July 14, 2014, 10:53 am

        >> jon see: … I’m certainly aware of the imbalance: we have Iron Dome, and shelters and security rooms, and on the other side the Hamas terrorists are trying to get as many of their own people killed as possible, while also trying to murder us.

        The rapist has the bunker and the chains and implements of torture, but his victims are trying to get as many of themselves raped and mutilated as possible, while also trying to injure the rapist.

        Heaven forbid the rapist should stop his abuse, free his victims and be held accountable for his past and ON-GOING crimes.

      • Mooser
        July 21, 2014, 12:25 pm

        Oh well, I guess there’s got to be a ‘price tag’ for reading Mondoweiss. Couldn’t I just send a little money, and we get rid of the ‘settlers’?

    • Ramzi Jaber
      July 13, 2014, 11:36 pm

      HarryLaw, sure ICC/ICJ but that’s not enough. The zionists are living comfortably in their enclaves and we are invisible to them. They do not see us as one of our negotiators told livni and the americans. Now they see us. Multiple venues must be pursued at the same time.

      • HarryLaw
        July 14, 2014, 4:05 am

        I partly agree with you, my argument is about tactics, if I had a severe traffic altercation with Mike Tyson I would be tempted to punch him in the face, if I did so I would be plastered. Better to follow him home, creep up the stairs while he is asleep and fetch a baseball bat to him, as you are leaving set fire to his car, and then deny all knowledge of the incident. Stones against tanks are futile, and will get you killed. The Palestinians need unity and well thought out tactics, political, legal and other forms of resistance.

  13. concernedhuman
    July 13, 2014, 1:14 pm

    Sea of Beautiful People ! Not reported on MSM
    This will have no impact on US/Israel, EU .
    Israel says it has right to defend its, occupation, siege and apartheid. (protect israelis )
    US says it supports israel’s right to defend it self and israel’s right to continue occupation and oppression .

    Arab leaders are warning of draft resolution if there is no cease-fire, which us will veto naturally

    This is going to change a little but it may add fuel to BDS .
    This only shows how popular has israel’s occupation become.

    • Shingo
      July 13, 2014, 4:24 pm

      Arab leaders are warning of draft resolution if there is no cease-fire, which us will veto naturally

      Wow, the Arab world is threatening to use a wet noodle. The US and Israel must be shaking in their boots.

      What’s wrong with the Arabs? As there ever been a lower point in history of the Arab world?

      • Walid
        July 13, 2014, 4:35 pm

        Shingo, Abbas called in Blair to fix things for Gaza. Take it from there. BTW, Sisi also hired Blair to help him manage the billions in funding coming to Egypt. The man must have some talent we can’t recognize.

        Keep in mind that most Arab countries are anti-Brotherhood and for all intents and purposes, Hamas people are considered by near and and by far as Brothers. Only Qatar is pro-Brothers but it has had to soft-pedal that picture of itself lately to fall back into the good graces of other Arabs.

        UAE has sent into Gaza 15 medics with a bit of medicine.

      • jimby
        July 27, 2014, 10:08 pm

        @ Walid… Maybe the fabulous poodle Blair is now with the Carlyle group on the sly.

    • AppleFolsom
      July 13, 2014, 4:59 pm

      I do think it is having an impact on the US/Israel. Rand Paul launched a “Stand with Israel” act which set his FaceBook page afire with protests from his followers. Though it has gone unreported, Rand Paul lost his base last week.

      Personally, I disengaged from actively campaigning for a political candidate for US Rep. that came out with a pro-Israel position of the “forever friend” type. Felt we need less, rather than more, of that in Congress.

      I want to clarify my view on things: Israel needs to change is behavior toward Palestine and its thinking about how it operates in the region. I would not like to see Israel suffer as the Palestinians are currently suffering. I would like to see Peace and prosperity for this region.

      • Mooser
        July 21, 2014, 12:27 pm

        “Though it has gone unreported, Rand Paul lost his base last week.”

        Oh, gosh, I hope that’s more than true! I hope it’s an understatement.

  14. amigo
    July 13, 2014, 1:33 pm

    We had circa 2500 in dublin.i took photos but am having trouble sending them.can i get an e.maill adress to use.

    • amigo
      July 13, 2014, 1:51 pm

      Annie.to add to above,you might log into irish times website and down load photos from there.I am using my mobile phone and am not as proficient as using my laptop.

    • Walid
      July 13, 2014, 2:28 pm

      amigo, Annie’s and the others’ in in the “ABOUT” section at the top of the page.

      • amigo
        July 13, 2014, 2:49 pm

        Thanks Walid,I sent so fingers crossed.

      • Annie Robbins
        July 13, 2014, 3:20 pm

        thanks, i will see what i can scrub up, and i am adding photos all the time..so just alert me and i’ll see what i can do. did you see columbus ohio? go susie!

      • Susie Kneedler
        July 13, 2014, 4:02 pm

        Thanks, Annie, for adding us to the world-wide chorus of Free Palestine!–esp. late at night your time. Thanks for all your great work!

  15. ivri
    July 13, 2014, 1:36 pm

    Got to be realistic here. People in the world has been watching almost daily horrific extent of violence coming from countries in the region, mainly Iraq and Syria. That`s, in stark different from the past, is the psychological backdrop today. I think Hamas did not incorporated that well in its calculations, which very much relies has always very much relied on the publicity factor

    • Shingo
      July 13, 2014, 4:27 pm

      I think Hamas did not incorporated that well in its calculations

      What are you babbling about? It was Israel that attacked and started all this. Hamas has had to simply defend Gaza from Israeli agression.

  16. RobertB
    July 13, 2014, 1:37 pm

    The “SPINELESS” Obama & his Israel/AIPAC servants team…NOT a pipsqueeq out of them. Obama is set to go on a 2 week vacation…to Martha’s Vineyards…AND the atrocities…the savagery…that Israel and its IDF killers are commiting on the helpless civilian population in Gaza still continues…day after day, night after night.

    Those “free” American made weapons are doing their horror & death results on so many infants, children, men, women and much more …

    Yes…All those US made weapons are given to the terrorist state of Israel … it all comes out the broke American taxpayer’s pockets…year after year!

    One wonders what does AIPAC/Israel have on Obama? Is it some personal blackmail perhaps … is it the midy-ear elections? Who is really running the US government foreign policy?

    What a national SHAME?

  17. Nancy Kricorian
    July 13, 2014, 3:06 pm

    On Friday, 11 July there was an Emergency Vigil for Palestine in New York City’s Union Square. See a slideshow of Solidarity images and another one of event photos. link to adalahny.org

  18. Mndwss
    July 13, 2014, 3:56 pm

    They must be antisemites….

    “It is not Israel’s action, but the vitriolic reaction to it that has been disproportionate. There’s only one explanation: antisemitism” – Elizabeth Wurtzel (2009)
    link to theguardian.com

  19. Kay24
    July 13, 2014, 4:04 pm

    Watch Israelis top warmonger Naftali Bennett try to gain sympathy in the US, by showing the shrapnel that keeps Israelis in fear. No mention of the weapons the Palestinians are terrified about and the brutal massacre going on. Watch video and read Haaretz article. He admits Israel is alone, but will win (as though winning against unarmed civilians is such an achievement!)

    link to youtube.com

    link to haaretz.com

    • Walid
      July 13, 2014, 4:29 pm

      Israel Channel 2 relayed Reuters report on rocket that fell on Israeli Air Force base near Beit Shemesh.

      • Kay24
        July 13, 2014, 4:35 pm

        If true, they would be outraged, and take their anger out of the Palestinian people. Expect more brutality from God’s chosen.
        They keep doing the devil’s work.

  20. Kay24
    July 13, 2014, 4:41 pm

    Kerry is trying to broker peace again.

    “The United States is willing to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas on the basis of the November 2012 agreement that ended Operation Pillar of Defense, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stressed in a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday evening, according to a senior U.S. official.

    The secretary condemned the Hamas rocket attacks on Israel, the official…”

    Haaretz

    • Walid
      July 13, 2014, 4:55 pm

      A cease-fire would advantage mostly Israel at this point, this is why the big scramble by all of Israel’s friends to stop the Gaza missiles. Nobody is talking about the Israeli bombings though. It’s missiles, missiles, missiles to make you feel sorry for Israel and to discount the horrors caused by the Israeli bombings.

      Yesterday Maariv reported that it was the very first time that Israel actually calls on the US to get a cease-fire in place. Usually it’s the US that calls on Israel to stop its attacks.

      In short, eventhough Israel is killing Gazans and maiming many, it’s desperate to get a cease-fire because Israelis can’t take it anymore because they’re not used to be the ones dodging the missiles.

      Gaza should hold on until the siege is lifted and not fall under Arab pressure to stop. Everything else is detail.

      • a blah chick
        July 13, 2014, 5:03 pm

        “Yesterday Maariv reported that it was the very first time that Israel actually calls on the US to get a cease-fire in place. Usually it’s the US that calls on Israel to stop its attacks.”

        But, but, Mr Sara said this was a war to eliminate Hamas! He said he was taking them out permenantly. He promised us vengeance and blood and Bialik! Are you telling me he lied?

        Do these fascists EVER keep their promises?

      • Kay24
        July 13, 2014, 5:12 pm

        I noticed the part about missiles, missiles, missiles, too.

        One would think it is a one sided war, with the culprits being the Palestinians and the hundreds of rockets. As if Israel is not using deadly force, F16 fighters, precision bombs, and maybe even banned weapons, on unarmed civilians, who are exposed like ducks in a shooting range.
        How any news outlet can keep repeating this crap with a straight face, is a mystery. They lie without blinking. I think the zero death toll on the Israeli side belies the propaganda and false excuses about rockets.
        Yousef Munayyer just now, on CNN speaking very well and putting things straight.
        The interviewer as usual talking about those rockets and Israel having the right to defend itself. What a load of bull.

      • Pat Nguyen
        July 13, 2014, 5:34 pm

        How kind of you! You would like the Gazans to take in on the chin while you, far away for danger, can be a cheerleader on a blog

      • Taxi
        July 13, 2014, 11:33 pm

        Pat,

        Hamas is NOT stopping its liberation war – ever. So why don’t you and all them other racist land-thief-child-killer settlers pack your bags now while you can. It’s only gonna get worse for the lotta youz. If the ‘rockets’ don’t get you, the ICC will.

        No Rest Till Liberation!

      • Citizen
        July 14, 2014, 5:33 am

        @ Taxi
        Pat’s not resting either; he commented under an article from a local Florida news url that the Tampa teen beaten by the Israelis had a weapon and was dressed like a terrorist at the time of the incident. He’s spreading Zio lies everywhere. Ain’t he cute with his specially picked surname?

      • Mooser
        July 21, 2014, 12:30 pm

        “Ain’t he cute with his specially picked surname?”

        Yes, I picked up on that after a bit of confusion. Charming, isn’t he?

  21. Walid
    July 13, 2014, 4:47 pm

    6,000 demonstrators in front of Israeli Embassy in London. Another demonstration is scheduled for Tuesday and another massive one at the embassy next Saturday.

    • Bumblebye
      July 13, 2014, 5:37 pm

      Listening to LBC at moment, NO mention in the bulletins. Duncan Barkes asking who is to blame? Spoke to Israeli in London, spoke to a Dena, who he keeps describeing as being in the West Bank , Israel!!! Fired off texts asking for correction, simply repeated. Bellowing at radio in fury. Had other voices on, but no Palestinians yet.

  22. RobertB
    July 13, 2014, 4:53 pm

    Doctor in Gaza Reports Injuries Indicating Israeli Use of Banned Weapons

    Sunday July 13, 2014 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC News

    “A Norwegian doctor working at Shifa hospital, in Gaza City, told reporters that some of the injuries that wounded and killed Palestinians have experienced are consistent with the use of banned weapons by Israeli forces.”

    link to imemc.org

  23. HarryLaw
    July 13, 2014, 5:57 pm

    Abbas has finally done something sensible, asking the UN for protection for the Palestinian people against the war crimes of Israel, and according to Hanan Ashrawi plans to apply to join 20 UN Agencies shortly. There are approx 60 Agencies so maybe 20 is a reasonable start, no mention of joining the ICC of course, the one court the US/Israel are fearful of, and in theory cannot control. Abbas, just do it, link to mangalorean.com

    • Kay24
      July 13, 2014, 6:09 pm

      Sorry to sound naive, but what will getting protection for the Palestinian people from the UN really mean? Will it simply be a formality, and no action to really help them?

      I really don’t understand why Abbas is so reluctant to join these Agencies, especially the ICC. He should have done that as soon as they got partial statehood, from what I gathered they were eligible to do from that point. Abbas is trying too hard to please the US and it’s protege.

      • Ramzi Jaber
        July 13, 2014, 11:55 pm

        ICC/ICJ must be joined. Abbas has to do it. After what’s going on now and what nutnyahoo said, there is no hope for peace through negotiations, no possibility for settling this dispute in any other way but ICC/ICJ/BDS.

        It’s time for all countries (except a few idiotic ones!) to boycott the zionists. They should make a joint announcement at the UN saying that by a specific set date, if the zionists do not define their borders and start withdrawing from Palestine, then they will boycott the zionist regime on all fronts until they withdraw. I bet it will not take long before the zionists define their borders and start withdrawing.

      • Taxi
        July 14, 2014, 12:25 am

        It would be cool justice if the zios “defined their borders” on another planet.

      • Inanna
        July 15, 2014, 9:56 pm

        @Taxi – an uninhabited one.

      • Kay24
        July 14, 2014, 8:16 am

        Time to teach an out of control, rogue nation, that there are consequences for it’s breach of international laws, war crimes, and illegal land grabs.
        Time for BDS is NOW.

      • Sumud
        July 14, 2014, 2:56 am

        AFAIK A UN Protection force would mean UN troops (blue hats) on the ground in occupied Palestine to protect the rights of Palestinians.

        It’s a nightmare scenario for Israel as it would significantly hamper their ability to torment Palestinians.

      • Penfold
        July 23, 2014, 12:51 am

        “I really don’t understand why Abbas is so reluctant to join these Agencies, especially the ICC. He should have done that as soon as they got partial statehood, from what I gathered they were eligible to do from that point. Abbas is trying too hard to please the US and it’s protege.”

        My guess is that joining the ICC etc. is the last bargaining tool he really has and he doesn’t want to use it while it still has power as a threat.

        However like many conservative gamblers he may have hung on to it far too long and it is no longer a game changer.

  24. michelle
    July 13, 2014, 6:42 pm

    .
    would that all people would be
    who they say they are
    rather than
    who they show themselves to be
    .
    why does Hamas continue to employ arms in their effort to defend
    (doesn’t it just lend excuse to Israels wrong actions)
    might it be more effective to employ media devices like cameras
    live stream on every corner to everyone everywhere
    with donations and/or ads it might even pay for itself
    and if it ended this age old hatefilled madness even
    one day sooner it would be well worth it
    .
    Truth will set all of us free
    .
    G-d Bless
    .

  25. Nico Molina
    July 13, 2014, 10:56 pm

    Santiago, Chile.

    link to facebook.com

    • Annie Robbins
      July 14, 2014, 3:46 am

      i’m sorry nico but i’m having internet issues right now and can’t download anything. i also am not on FB and your link is not showing me any photos, i can’t explore it. sorry.

      there are a lot more photos i found here, including one of santiago, i recommend for everyone! link to english.ahram.org.eg

    • Annie Robbins
      July 16, 2014, 7:01 am

      finally added Santiago Nico

  26. RepresentativePress
    July 13, 2014, 11:55 pm

    I’m doing what I can to get facts out to the American public, here are 3 of my most recent playlists about Israel:
    Media Bias for Israel Masks Israeli Aggression against Palestinians
    Israel Attacked Gaza
    Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza Strip UPDATE VIDEO

    • Citizen
      July 14, 2014, 5:19 am

      Thanks for your work. We will spread it around.

    • Cliff
      July 15, 2014, 1:09 pm

      RepPress

      Your videos are excellent as always.

      You’ve been at it a long time. It’s wonderful to see you here at MW. Thank you for all the great and important work you do!

  27. Daniel Rich
    July 14, 2014, 12:39 am

    The devil’s in the details [the ones not mentioned:

    So far, no Israelis have been killed, although militants in Gaza have pounded the country with nearly 700 rockets since the fighting began and a further 150 have been intercepted by the Jewish state’s Iron Dome defence system.

    I like the fact that the author choose ‘pounded,’ thatt’ll hammer the sitrep home.

    700 rockets launched, 150 intercepted, you say?

    That means that a whopping 550 rockets did land in Israel and the Apartheid State’s inhabitants must be extremely lu-

    Chosen, you say?

    No need for the interceptors then, I guess?

    LINK

  28. Taxi
    July 14, 2014, 1:42 am

    Pro Palestine protest turns violent in Bastille Square:
    link to news.yahoo.com

    Mossad agitators on duty, methinks. Trying to tarnish the peaceful protests and associate them with unruly violence. Trying to intimidate people into staying away from next Saturday’s mega global protests for fear of police violence.

    Smells of what happened to the initial and legitimate protests in Libya, Syria and several Occupy (Wall Street) protests across America several years back.

    Beware of the evil tactics that the ‘counter-revolution’ employs, now globally, to subdue the people’s call-out for justice.

    • Annie Robbins
      July 14, 2014, 1:54 am

      taxi, i am highly suspicious of these provatateurs who show up as a fringe element at protests and grab all the headlines.

      haaretz had a similar report w/one photojournalist (whom i think they described ad jewish) claiming there was death to jews chanting. we’ve heard these claims before but they donot seem to have video of it. who are these people? seriously, it’s not enough to claim it is happening, this is an old worn out accusation. so let’s catch whoever these people are on tape, don’t tell me about it. why didn’t a photojournalist capture and image and plaster it all over the front page? because he could get sued for libel? enough already! there’s too much history of infiltrators instigating violence at demos, over and over.

      • Taxi
        July 14, 2014, 2:41 am

        Beware of the ziocon megaphone terrorist brigade.

      • Sumud
        July 14, 2014, 3:09 am

        I saw that article Annie:

        link to j.mp

        I looked into the photographer (Alain Azria) and he doesn’t appear to be a professional. The Haaretz article above doesn’t use any of his photos of the alleged event.

        Azria’s name does turn up on a few photo credits, a couple of articles about anti-semitism in France, one on aliyah to Israel and one piece about Sharansky in France:

        Sharansky warns of ‘beginning of end’ as French Jews leave

        That article also claims jewish orgs like CRIF in France are encouraging jews to leave for Israel.

        False flag attacks (or fabricated reports) are eminently possible – Iraqi jews were scared into leaving by Mossad bombing them.

      • can of worms
        July 14, 2014, 4:51 am

        “False flag attacks (or fabricated reports) are eminently possible”

        False accusation to divert suspicion of a country’s own crime is surely among the gravest international crimes. They are ‘eminently possible’ and eminently cheap for the perpetrator. The only solution appears to be a vigorous call for ‘evidence before action’, and an international court having the responsibility of investigating suspected false flags.

      • Kay24
        July 14, 2014, 8:13 am

        False flags are part of how they operate. Now that the mother ship is looking like a brutal killer, they will not try to gain sympathy by making their people look victims, it is highly possible. Throughout the years some of these anti semitic incidents have turned out to be false. That said, that does not mean it never happens.
        Perhaps it is time Israel realizes that it is placing Jews all over the world in jeopardy, because people are going to feel anger now that Israel is behaving like a mad dog, and killing civilians so blatantly, and it will not bode well for Jews all over the world.

      • Sumud
        July 14, 2014, 9:51 am

        Kay I don’t think Israel much cares for the welfare of jews outside Israel; in fact the less secure they are, the better for Israel as they are more likely to make aliyah.

        Over a million Israeli jews are supposed to have left Israel in recent years and you can bet it’s the cream of the crop who sense the impending madness and want out. There’s been public campaigns designed to lure this group back but I couldn’t say how successful it has been.

        A 2004 US demographic study shows jews are already a minority in mandate Palestine:

        link to electronicintifada.net

        Among sometimes-honest zionists we hear that if Israel doesn’t withdraw from the OPTs and fast Israel will become an apartheid state. They mostly don’t specify what would be the trigger but in the linked article above the ever awful Thomas Friedman says it it when jews are a minority ruling over a Palestinian majority. So – err, that would be now and for the last 10 years.

      • Mooser
        July 21, 2014, 12:36 pm

        “Perhaps it is time Israel realizes that it is placing Jews all over the world in jeopardy, because people are going to feel anger now that Israel is behaving like a mad dog, and killing civilians so blatantly, and it will not bode well for Jews all over the world.”

        And then, being in danger, I guess these Jews will have to go to Israel. Or perhaps even humanitarian governments can help the Jews move to Israel, to ‘get them out of danger’.
        Zionism thrives on anti-Semitism, it’s is a necessary ingredient.

      • Sumud
        July 14, 2014, 3:13 am

        Which is not to say that there isn’t real anti-semitism in France, I’m sure there is. The pushing of aliyah makes me suspicious though.

        After NY Paris has one of the largest jewish populations* outside Israel. Baghdad’s jewish population was the largest jewish one in the ME, to (false flag) attack it creates the idea that even big strong communities are in danger…

        *Also the tastiest falafel in the world, which I ate in a little jewish-owned restaurant in the 3rd arrondissement, with some arab muslim friends. A nice time was had by all :-)

      • Walid
        July 14, 2014, 3:55 am

        “… Also the tastiest falafel in the world, which I ate in a little jewish-owned restaurant”

        Best I’ve had were in an Iranian-owned restaurant that had just the right spicy bite to them and crunchy-crispy. Those I tried in a few Israeli-owned joints were tasteless, soggy and served in Greek flatbread pita that tasted like cardboard.

  29. jon s
    July 14, 2014, 3:03 am

    In Paris the anti-Israel/ anti-Semitic march culminated in an attack on a synagogue:
    link to haaretz.com

    • Annie Robbins
      July 14, 2014, 4:45 am

      alleged anti semitic march (i read a yahoo news article claiming ‘otherwise peaceful march’ but am i surprise you’re here trying to tar all those people? no). right now there’s a concerted effort to frame supporters of palestine (last night in LA, arrests by DHS, very suspicious occurrences) and i think after the blatant allegations/lies told about the murder and assault in jerusalem accusing a 15 yr old boy who was attending a wedding..and almost killing him..i think anything we hear right now is highly suspect. show me the video jon, and they don’t.

      btw, several times before, hasbrats right from the get go, tried to insert this link into the top of the thread to highjack this thread. at least 7-8 times. so have at it with your claims down here at the base where it belongs. and scroll up and read sumud’s 3:09 comment.

      if it doesn’t make sense, it’s probably a lie. and where’s your evidence the march ‘culminated’ with a bombing? where’s the security video?

      we’re not just sitting ducks for whatever kind of propaganda we’re supposed to believe. extraordinary times, extraordinary claims, require extraordinary proof.

      but let’s be thankful no one was hurt at the synagogue, and remember who the victims are here and who is massacring little babies today, shall we?

      • jon s
        July 14, 2014, 5:01 am

        Where did I say “bombing”?

        I just heard a witness, interviewed on the radio. He said that the Jews had to barricade themselves in the synagogue for a few hours , while attackers armed with clubs and chains tried to break in.

        As for video, so far I’ve only found this brief one, from which it’s difficult to understand what’s going on:link to youtube.com

        There’s also this from a few months ago:link to youtube.com

      • Annie Robbins
        July 14, 2014, 7:33 am

        Where did I say “bombing”?

        you said the anti-Israel/ anti-Semitic march culminated in an attack on a synagogue and i my recollection was off, i thought the haaretz article had stated someone threw a smoke bomb or something into the synagogue (i was mistaken).

        i’m glad you posted both those videos, they do seem to have a lot in common. but neither of them look related to the photo above for the march for gaza in paris.

        where are the signs and the palestinian flags? how are these videos related to the peace march? this would be an awful development and of course i don’t approve of violence against houses of worship, regardless of which religion it is. and it’s awful of a small group of people tarnished the reputation of the peaceful marchers.

    • Walid
      July 14, 2014, 5:32 am

      Jon, why would Palestinian sympathizers chose the day of the Gaza demonstrations from all other days to make trouble at the synagogue? Israel has a long history of planting people to make trouble.

      The demonstration by about 6,000 pro-Gaza activists was made up mostly of women. Nothing happened throughout the 4.2 km march from Barbés to Place de la Bastille until it arrived at the end at the Bastille and young men started scuffling with the police and breaking storefront windows. They could have started from when the march began. The whole thing smells very fishy and Israeli.

      • MHughes976
        July 14, 2014, 6:12 am

        Well, I’ve had experience of a feeling arising from justified indignation moving in a direction where I suddenly recognised an impulse to do something quite excessive and vandal-like towards something symbolic, even quite obliquely symbolic, of ‘the other side’. But that was not a life and death matter and the feeling subsided as quickly as it had come. Pro-Palestinian demonstrators at this highly charged moment will be thinking of life and death and if they encounter a symbol of the religion which is used by many people from ‘the other side’ to justify what is done to them their feelings may escape all the normal restraints. That wouldn’t be surprising. Righteous indignation, if continually and violently re-provoked by ever more extreme actions, doesn’t stay righteous. Provocateurs may become involved but provocateurs are naturally attracted to situations where feelings already run high and deep. Righteous indignation that doesn’t stay righteous in expression does not, of course, cease to be righteous or just in its cause.

      • AlGhorear
        July 15, 2014, 12:00 pm

        A video of the attack by JDL thugs (per video) was posted on Twitter by @RaniaKhalek Watch video

    • Annie Robbins
      July 15, 2014, 5:20 pm

      oh my, i guess it wasn’t an “anti-Israel/ anti-Semitic march culminated in an attack on a synagogue” after all. link to mondoweiss.net

      • Sumud
        July 15, 2014, 5:42 pm

        I tweeted you a document about that a maybe yesterday, but I didn’t add much by way of explanation. Glad MW has picked up the story – important, going to read now.

        Walid & I had a chat about it on another thread:

        link to mondoweiss.net

  30. Taxi
    July 14, 2014, 3:09 am

    So…. HAMAS HAS DRONES! (YAY!)

    As admitted by israel:
    link to ynetnews.com

  31. Walid
    July 14, 2014, 3:27 am

    Must have been very very hard for Israel to do, but it has finally admitted that it has downed a Gazan drone over Isdoud. Israel that’s built on a myth tries to keep all such news from its people. Maybe Israel broke its own rule this time to justify an even more vicious onslaught on Gaza ahead. It has already admitted to having 4 of its navy’s Shatayet commandos injured in the failed seaborne mission to infiltrate Gaza, but has yet to admit to having lost a couple of Humvees to Hamas’ anti-tank missiles a few days ago.

    No matter if the missiles run out or what’s left of them is discovered and destroyed by Israel, Hamas now possesses the know-how to mass-produce them in the future as they have been doing in the last 2 years and they continue to do during the ongoing war now. It seems they learned how to make drones from studying children’s toy model planes.

    Now all Netanyahu talks about is putting an end to the Gaza missiles. He’s not talking much about anything else these days such as the need of Abbas to break the PN’s relation with Hamas.

    • Taxi
      July 14, 2014, 3:33 am

      Al Mayadeen TV’s reporter in Jerusalem said that Hamas got their drone technology from studying remote-controlled toy airplanes. LOL!

      Life will NEVER be the same for israelis. Poor little sick effs.

      • Sumud
        July 14, 2014, 4:37 am

        There’s been several cases of Gazans downing small IDF drones- probably some reverse engineering going on there also.

        I saw on twitter a few days ago showed someone holding the smashed up remains of an Israeli drone – not sure if it crashed or was downed through.

      • Sumud
        July 14, 2014, 4:44 am

        It must have been a decent size as Israel says it used a Patriot missile to shoot it down.

      • HarryLaw
        July 14, 2014, 5:32 am

        Taxi “Hamas got their drone technology from studying remote-controlled toy airplanes.” What’s to laugh at, James Stewart flew a reconstructed plane out of the desert in ‘Flight of the Phoenix’ the plane was designed by Hardy Krugar drawing on his expertise as a designer of ‘toy aeroplanes’.
        Seriously, 700 rockets blowing up the desert is not a good military tactic. One man with a small mortar inside the belly of the beast, could do more economic damage to the Zionist project in 1 minute. Hezbollah have undersea capabilities which they have said could target military and commercial shipping and cripple Israeli trade 90% of which is transported by sea. In world war two the Italians specialized in one man undersea craft, they sank several battle ships with them. With today’s technology these devices are virtually undetectable and very cheap. Even their nuclear [German supplied submarines would be vulnerable as they left port in Haifa] I’m sure Hez [20 miles away have figured that out.

      • Walid
        July 14, 2014, 6:08 am

        Harry, Hizbullah’s threat to shut down Israeli shipping should Israeli blockade Lebanon again is not dependent on 1-man submarines but more on shore to ship cruise missiles that Hizbullah has in its arsenal. It’s the C802 that was used to cripple the Israeli frigate INS Hanit in the 2006 war that has a range of over 500 miles and cruises at 5 meters above the sea surface.

      • Kay24
        July 14, 2014, 7:54 am

        It must be frustrating for the baby killers to realize that despite the blockades, keeping the Palestinian fenced in like cattle, borders shut, and unable to leave, they have been resourceful. I guess they are not intelligence enough (although they make up for it with cruelty) to realize desperate times call for desperate measures.
        The Palestinians have show amazing resilience.

        As for the Israelis there is nothing admirable about what they do. They are the occupier, they are showered with US aid, latest weapons, and if they think killing babies and women from afar, is impressive, then they are a pathetic lot.
        Only the haters in their country and outside, will be impressed by that.

    • Mooser
      July 14, 2014, 11:20 am

      You know, when Zionism was formulates, and got its ideology, its ethos, and its plan, I don’t even think long-range accurate artillery was even developed, let alone airplanes and all the other instruments of modern war. The idea that ‘the Jews’ would be safe behind a line of hills and a border (except they never did get that) and with internal control is something out of , gawd, two centuries ago.

  32. Taxi
    July 14, 2014, 6:17 am

    Harry,

    I’m amused by the hamas drone design template cuz the oppressed will ALWAYS find a way to liberate themselves – here the zionists for decades have been foolishly dismissing the old adage: desperation is the mother of invention. For decades the israelis have been assuring each other that the Palestinians are brute sub-humans with no brains and no ability to advance, and this attitude has now come to bite the racist israelis in their fat Apartheid butts. Al Mayadeen also talked about how israel for the past two years has targeted Palestinian scientists and tec students for fear of the Palestinians acquiring the necessary technology to use in their defense.

    “Seriously, 700 rockets blowing up the desert is not a good military tactic.”

    They’re creating a heckalotta fear in israelis, so I’ll have to disagree with you here. I’m sure some (smart) israelis are thinking: BUT WHAT IF the next rocket aimed at the Damona actually hits the nuclear compound there – what if it even ‘randomly’ hits the guard booth at the gate?

    The hamas rockets are to create deterrence through fear – I really don’t think hamas is relying on them as a kill weapon. I think they’re doing what hizbollah does: kill soldiers and put the fear of god into civilians – and idf soldiers WILL BE KILLED if there’s a ground invasion in Gaza, no doubt. The israelis know this, which is why they’ve not yet entered Gaza.

    The idf have already lost the ‘Ramadan 10′ battle: they stupidly made the removal of hamas rockets as their declared military aim and this is going to prove impossible to achieve. The israelis made exactly the same stupid declaration in 2006 with hizbollah and they never achieved it, despite them killing over a thousand Lebanese civilians. In military terms, you’re considered the winning side if you achieve the aims you set out to fulfill – and not by the number of unarmed civilians you end up killing. This is why all military experts, including in israel, deemed the israelis the losers in the 2006 war.

    • Kay24
      July 14, 2014, 7:51 am

      They are the losers on the long run. The world sees their brutality, the lies, and finally it does come down to numbers. The world can see that despite their now annoying whining, it seems the unarmed Palestinian people are being viciously killed, helpless, no bomb shelters, and fenced in from all sides, in their open prison.
      The UN says 77 percent of those killed are civilians. That alone explains the brutality of these murderers. Although Obama and David Cameron rushed to show their usual devotion for the baby murderers, and support it’s war crimes, the rest of the world is wiser. Israel is one of the most disliked nations in the world, even Iran looks better now. The nations that are not corrupted by Israeli lobbies, should be able to make a stand against Israel, but will they?
      TIME FOR BDS AND HOLDING ISRAEL ACCOUNTABLE FOR THESE ARROGANT WAR CRIMES.

    • Daniel Rich
      July 15, 2014, 4:54 pm

      @ Taxi,

      Sticking with Israel these days is as appealing as having to share your room with and HIV [Hail Israel’s Victory] riddled pedophile…

      Everybody [in the Expat community] I’ve talked to is pissed off. Nobody sides with the Apartheid State any longer. I haven’t seen an Israeli wo/man for a while now, but I guestimate they’re the only ones left to applaud and morally justify this wanton slaughter of innocent, Palestinian lives.

      “You voted for Netanyahoo? Blam. You’re dead!” – I like that kind of logic.

  33. Taxi
    July 14, 2014, 8:11 am

    Neil Young has officially cancelled his tel aviv concert due to safety issue, of course.
    link to hollywoodreporter.com

    But if you ask me, I think he’s deeply relieved, especially after seeing how the genocidal israelis are targeting civilian structures in Gaza right now, willfully slaughtering some 50+ children (and counting), also targeting for slaughter several whole families, as well as a long list of other unspeakable war crimes. Neil is now relieved his name will NOT go darkly down history books as one of the disgraced musicians who played the stadiums of a middle eastern Sun City while the State apparatus was actioning a genocide, targeting and murdering unarmed civilians en mass.

    Neil Young’s statement from the link:
    “We’ll miss the opportunity to play for our fans and look forward to playing in Israel and Palestine in peace. I will be making donations to both the Louise Tillie Alpert Youth Music Centre of Israel, and Heartbeat, two organizations that teach music to Palestinian and Israeli youth simultaneously by enabling them to play music together.”

    Man! Sounds to me that he’s now more than happy to be relieved of his contractual obligations with the Apartheid state – and it also sounds to me like he ain’t gonna want the future headache of playing in tel aviv ever again either. His giant sigh of relief could even be heard on faraway planet Venus.

    Neil Young should thank hamas rockets for saving his soul from eternal damnation.

    • Shingo
      July 28, 2014, 5:06 am

      Neil Young should thank hamas rockets for saving his soul from eternal damnation.

      What about Egypt Taxi? Doesn’t that putrid excuse for a country deserve a special place in hell, along with Saudi Arabia?

  34. Chu
    July 14, 2014, 8:23 am

    It’s terrific to see that the world understands the situation and protests accordingly. Israeli and pro Zionists must realize that something is wrong with their utopia when they see so many of ‘the nations’ protesting them. But surely the (agit-prop) pro-Israel Network will be able to spin this and the believers will be lulled into a false sense that Israel is the victim.

    • Citizen
      July 15, 2014, 10:42 am

      @ Chu
      Yes, “the world” sees the truth, but not the American public. Over here, its all about poor widdle Israel protecting itself against Palestinian terrorist, day and night on mainline news TV.

      • Chu
        July 15, 2014, 7:04 pm

        True Citizen. More of the Batchelorette and Game of Thrones gets the mind squishy and numb. What ISIS anyway they ask? Pass the low-fat pitas please.

  35. RobertB
    July 14, 2014, 8:39 am

    Gaza Civilians Waiting ‘For The Slaughterhouse’

    By Amira Hass
    July 13, 2014

    “Haaretz” – – “On Thursday afternoon a building in the neighborhood was bombed. With a missile. All the air filled up with light, a sort of big ball of fire we only started seeing during this attack,” a woman I will call T. related at noon on Friday. Like all Gazans, they didn’t sleep at night and fell asleep only at around 8 A.M. Later on, A. said the target was presumably a Hamas institution located in the building, in Gaza City’s Tel al-Hawa neighborhood, but the missile missed and killed Dr. Anas Rizaq Abu al-Kas, 33, in his clinic. He was one of 114 Palestinians killed by the Israel Defense Forces, as of Saturday morning, including 26 children and 18 women. (By Saturday night the death toll had already reached at least 151).
    The physician’s “father and mother were also killed, also in error, during Operation Pillar of Defense, in 2012,” A. added.

    T., in an uncharacteristically weak voice, continued. “At night we wait for day. In the day we wait for night. Waiting for our turn in the slaughterhouse. We heard just this morning how the entire Ghanam family, from Rafah, died. Another family that was killed,” T. says.

    A. tells me that one member of the Ghanam family was an Islamic Jihad member. In its daily report issued late Friday, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights wrotethat early Friday morning: “Israeli warplanes launched 3 missiles without a prior warning at a house belonging to ‘Abdul Raziq Hassan al-Ghannam, 58. As a result, he, his wife, his son, his daughter and his relative were killed: 1) ‘Abdul Raziq Hassan al-Ghannam, 58; 2) Ghalia Deeb al-Ghannam, 57; 3) Mahmoud ‘Abdul Raziq al-Ghannam, 28; 4) Wissam ‘Abdul Raziq al-Ghannam, 31; and 5) Kifah Shaker al-Ghannam, 33, who is deaf. The owner’s son, Hussam, 20, survived the attack although he was wounded. Seven neighbors were also wounded.”

    Less than an hour earlier, at approximately 4:35 A.M. Friday, an Israeli warplane fired a missile at tunnels in the Sha’ath neighborhood of Rafah. Nour Marwan al-Nijdi, 10, was killed by shrapnel; her brother Abdul Rahman, 15, and her mother, Salwa Ahmed al-Nijdi, 49, were wounded. They were in their home at the time.”

    link to informationclearinghouse.info

  36. Sycamores
    July 14, 2014, 9:35 am

    MSM trying to smear protesters who were shot at by police in Los Angeles as members of Hamas.

    Rania Khalek link to electronicintifada.net

    Police open fire on Palestine solidarity activists at Los Angeles rally for Israel

    An officer with the Department of Homeland Security opened fire on Palestine solidarity activists as they drove away from a pro-Israel rally in front of the Federal Building in Westwood in Los Angeles on Sunday. The activists have also complained that they were attacked by Israel supporters.

    The Electronic Intifada’s Ali Abunimah was attacked by Los Angeles police in the same area while filming a pro-Israel rally last week.

    After being shot at, the men were detained by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and then smeared by various media outlets as violent members of Hamas.

  37. amigo
    July 14, 2014, 9:49 am

    Annie Robbins, thanks for putting Dublin on the map.

    There is another protest organised for this weekend if the slaughter continues.This one will be even bigger and they will continue until the slaughter stops.

    I should also add that protests were also held in Cork/Limerick and Derry.Don,t have pics but will try to get some from IPSC HQ.They may have some on file.

  38. kayq
    July 14, 2014, 12:35 pm

    I was at the Sydney protest. There was such a massive turnout!

    It’s good to see the world unite under one cause.

  39. RobertB
    July 15, 2014, 10:10 am

    GAZA UNDER ATTACKS…..IMAGES

    Israel’s Savagery right there…transparent…the photos tell the real story…

    Click link for Gaza’s photostream:

    link to flickr.com

  40. Citizen
    July 15, 2014, 10:44 am

    Dear PLO, please take your case to the ICC:
    link to veteranstoday.com

    Why don’t they do it? I really have no clue. Advice?

    • HarryLaw
      July 16, 2014, 4:34 am

      Citizen, “Why don’t they do it? I really have no clue. Advice?” It would appear Abbas has made some sort of commitment to US/Israel, what it is, is any ones guess, but typical of the high handed Abbas.
      Erekat to Abbas…. “Abu Mazen [Abbas], if you want to move Netanyahu, work on the [application] documents for international institutions. He said: I made a commitment’ [not to apply to international institutions]. What commitment have you made? This isn’t your daddy’s farm! This is a nation, this is Palestine. This is bigger than individuals. He didn’t listen to me. link to timesofisrael.com

      • Walid
        July 16, 2014, 9:07 am

        Harry, I trust you didn’t believe a word of what Erekat supposedly said.

  41. Spring Renouncer
    July 15, 2014, 3:03 pm

    In India, students engaging in a peaceful protest outside of the Israeli embassy are beaten and detained by the Delhi Police (which is controlled directly by the central government ie. Modi’s BJP, an anti-muslim party)

    Here is a link to an article and pictures of the protest: link to kafila.org

    • Walid
      July 16, 2014, 9:20 am

      Spring, India is far away and with the Modi connection, you can almost understand it but how do you explain the same thing happening to Palestinians at the hand of Palestinian police? From AIC:

      “The Palestinian Authority prevents people from expressing their anger at the occupation, so the centers of struggle moved to areas where the PA has no influence: Jerusalem, within Israel and the West Bank’s Area C.

      Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces erupted across the West Bank, Jerusalem and within Israel following the abduction and assassination of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, constructing a new and volatile political reality.
      Abu Khdeir was abducted at dawn on July 2. The 17-year was forced into a car, taken to a nearby forest and burned to death by Jewish Israelis.

      Clashes erupted the same day at 8am, when police attempted to forcibly disperse concerned neighbors who came to visit the family as they heard news of the abduction.

      Since then the situation has evolved to appear like the possible beginning of a third intifada, accompanied by an Israeli military offensive against the Gaza Strip. In the West Bank, the Palestinian police retreated from the main roads and other areas of friction and confrontation. In the past the police used to prevent such confrontations.
      The second intifada began in Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque, and later spread to the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The second Intifada did not address the question of the Palestinian Authority, which then was led by Yasser Arafat, who succeeded in maintaining national unity and avoiding the trap of internal confrontations, as pushed by Israel.

      he situation is different now, after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas clearly stated he won’t allow “a third intifada.” His directives are applied by the Palestinian security services, leading to escalating tensions between the Palestinian government and Palestinian people.”

      link to alternativenews.org

  42. amigo
    July 15, 2014, 3:53 pm

    Nice to see all the additional photos added.

  43. talknic
    July 15, 2014, 8:14 pm

    Say ….. Are there any comparable pictures from around the world of all the marches FOR violent US armed Israeli intransigence?

    Surely there are such marches in numerous capital cities…. Yes?

  44. raquelmoreira
    July 15, 2014, 11:43 pm

    There were also protests in Denver, CO (I would be happy to share pictures and/or videos with you) and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (in the anti-world cup protest, during the final match, there were many Palestinian solidarity activists).

    • Annie Robbins
      July 16, 2014, 3:07 am

      raquel, thank you! please send them to us (see about page for email) and we’ll try to get them up.

  45. InTruth
    July 16, 2014, 4:44 am

    Thank you for this photo survey of more than two dozen places. Naturally you feature more photos from the U.S. than anywhere else, which makes sense considering your base and the U.S. role in backing Israel.

    Yet I’d suggest more coverage of the anti-Zionist movement in the ‘developed’ world’s most rabid supporter of Israel. Only one Canadian city (Montreal) is included, while protests were held last week in eight Canadian cities. (link to rabble.ca)

    Aside from the thousand or so protesting outside the Israeli consulate in Toronto, perhaps the most important locus was in Ottawa, where this picture shows an impressive number streaming toward the Canadian Parliament — where all four English-speaking parties support Israel (with some variations in enthusiasm): link to rabble.ca

  46. Walid
    July 16, 2014, 5:37 am

    Remember the Israelis picnicking at Sderot to watch the Cast Lead phosphorus show over Gaza in 2009:

    Israelis were back at it last Wednesday; from the NYT with photos:

    “By ROBERT MACKEY

    July 14, 2014

    Last Wednesday night, as he stood on a hilltop outside the Israeli town of Sderot and watched the bombardment of Gaza on the plain below, a Danish newspaper reporter snapped an iPhone photo of about a dozen locals who cheered on their military from plastic chairs while eating popcorn.

    Allan Sørensen, a veteran Middle East correspondent for Denmark’s Kristeligt Dagblad, then uploaded the image to Twitter with a sardonic caption that described the macabre scene as “Sderot cinema.”

    The image of the Israeli spectators was taken after 9 p.m. local time on Wednesday, the reporter said, about the same time that what was intended to be a “precision strike” from Israel’s military killed at least eight of their Palestinian neighbors, seated in similar plastic chairs at a beachside cafe in Gaza, waiting to watch the World Cup semifinal between Argentina and the Netherlands.

    As his image reverberated around the social network, where it was shared more than 10,000 times, the reporter was surprised by the response. It was, he said in a telephone interview from Israel, “nothing new.” Similar scenes, of Israeli spectators gathered on the high ground above Gaza to view the destruction below, were documented in a Times of London article and a video report from Denmark’s TV2 during Operation Cast Lead in 2009.

    Explaining that he has also previously witnessed Palestinians cheering news of bombings that killed Israelis, Mr. Sørensen said that, in a war, “this is what happens.” Civilians and fighters on both sides, he said, “go through a process of dehumanizing the enemy.”

    link to nytimes.com

  47. Walid
    July 16, 2014, 9:31 am

    3 missiles just aimed directly at a group of children swimming on the beach. 4 children dead so far all aged less than 10 and all from the same family of fishermen that live on the beach . Israel specializes in killing children, A couple of days back, Israel hit a home for the handicapped. Wicked people.

    • Walid
      July 16, 2014, 10:03 am

      Kids were not swimming but playing soccer on the beach.

  48. Walid
    July 16, 2014, 9:49 am

    News now showing live pictures of the children on the beach, some with missing arms, others with missing legs, A very sad sight.

    If this is Israel’s idea of spooking the Gazans into submitting, they’re mistaken. Gazans are becoming more determined with each massacre.

  49. Nevada Ned
    July 21, 2014, 12:13 pm

    Even in Las Vegas there was a “Stand with Gaza” protest. One of the organizers expected 20 people but over 200 showed up!
    I think it’s the first pro-Gaza protest in Las Vegas, ever!

  50. W.Jones
    July 21, 2014, 12:47 pm

    The British chose to avoid imposing a mass conversion of Irish to protestantism, although they did ban Catholicism and persecute it in Ireland. Why didn’t Britain forcibly convert them? I read that it’s because then the UK would actually have had to care about the Irish, who were starving. That’s responsibility.

    The Israeli tactic of attacking Hamas is a failure. Palestinians are motivated to oppose the State because the Israelis are brutalizing them. That’s where the resistance comes from. Even if the leaders are taken out, there are tons of Gazans who want to resist, and it’s not really that hard to use a sugar powered bottle rocket. And there are tons of Gazans who don’t want a compliant government.

    The actual way for the Israelis to solve the problem is for them to address Gaza’s economic and social restrictions and to make themselves more appealing to Palestinians so that they won’t be interested in using rockets, but rather see the 2SS as a real, viable possibility.

    The problem is much like that with Britain and respecting and feeding a huge population of converts from Catholicism in Ireland. The Israelis are not actually interested in having a 2SS with a real, viable Palestinian state. That is why they are not interested in taking the constructive measures of appealing to everyday Palestinians that will move them toward that goal. They find it preferable to crush Hamas and the population – which it has turned out is their real, ultimate target, unfortunately.

  51. dbroncos
    July 21, 2014, 1:26 pm

    Good turnouts in Denver too. Another scheduled for this Sat.

    link to denverpost.com

  52. RoHa
    July 21, 2014, 9:40 pm

    Demonstration inThailand, in spite of martial law.

    link to en.khaosod.co.th

  53. Henry Norr
    July 21, 2014, 10:13 pm

    A video that gives a good sense of the size and flavor of the march in San Francisco yesterday:

  54. American
    July 27, 2014, 10:55 am

    And in a twist, the Muslim groups are learning to use political pressure to make zionist resign their positions.

    World news

    Vic Alhadeff resigns after comments supporting Israel

    Chair of NSW Community Relations Commission regrets sending email in support of Israel’s offensive in Gaza

    Australian Associated Press

    theguardian.com, Sunday 27 July 2014 01.48 EDT

    Vic Alhadeff’s email sparked calls from Muslim and Arab groups that he be sacked.

    Vic Alhadeff ,the chair of the New South Wales Community Relations Commission (CRC), has resigned following controversial comments he made supporting Israel.

    An email sent by Alhadeff defending Israel’s military offensive in Gaza, which has so far killed more than 1000 Palestinians, sparked calls from Muslim and Arab groups that he be sacked.

    The NSW premier, Mike Baird, resisted those calls, leaving Alhadeff to decide whether he should step down.

    “It is with considerable regret that I have decided to resign from my position as chair of the NSW Community Relations Commission,” Alhadeff said in a statement on Sunday.

    “I have chosen to do so in the interests of the CRC and its important work in fostering social harmony within our society.”

    The email, which was sent in Alhadeff’s capacity as CEO of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, claimed Israel was operating with “care to avoid civilian casualties”.

    “Israel has made it clear that it is not interested in further escalation, but will do whatever is needed to defend its citizens,” Alhadeff said in the email.

    “All options are on the table.”

    The email also included a “frequently asked questions” fact sheet from Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs about its offensive in Gaza.

    Alhadeff now concedes the email “issued under my name inadvertently caused offence to some”.

    “This is greatly regretted,” he said. “While this was unintended, and despite the backing of numerous community leaders who acknowledged my record of goodwill, the reaction from some has become a distraction to the work of the CRC and the role of the chair.”

    Baird’s decision to back Alhadeff angered community groups, who pledged to boycott future government events.

    That started with a Ramadan event hosted by Baird last week, which was shunned by groups including the Lebanese Muslim Association and the Australian Arabic Council”

    • straightline
      July 28, 2014, 4:41 am

      I posted the link to Middle East Reality Check that reports this story on another thread, American – after you did I suspect.

      That post contains a few more details including the following from the Sydney Morning Herald editorial.

      The Sydney Morning Herald’s editorial of 26/7/14 is also of interest here. The editorial declared Alhadeff’s position to be “virtually untenable,” and spoke of him “betraying the sensitivity of his role as CRC chairman.” (Alhadeff & Baird should do right thing over Gaza row)

      The editorial continued: “Mr Baird should have demanded an unreserved apology and received one. He did neither. Instead, the Premier said the CRC chairman ‘had his full confidence’ after Mr Alhadeff apologised for any umbrage his comments might have caused. Notably, he did not resile from his views, nor accept blame for airing them in his important role. Mr Alhadeff’s was a poor example of caveated contrition. The timing was particularly poor too. The apology came after Muslim groups threatened to boycott an iftar dinner at NSW Parliament House hosted by Mr Baird to mark the breaking of the fast in the holy Muslim month [sic] of Ramadan. Mr Alhadeff attended, along with many of the Premier’s supporters, but those who refused to attend included the Lebanese Muslim Association, the National Imams Council, the Arab Council, Muslim Women’s association, some Muslim councillors and the first Muslim MP in NSW, Shaoquett Moselmane.”

      • straightline
        July 28, 2014, 5:09 am

        This change in NSW demonstrates the growing voting power of Australia’s Muslims and Christians from the Middle East. Muslims now outnumber Jews by a ratio of well over 3 to 1 and are concentrated in pockets where they can make a serious difference given Australia’s electoral system. Of course that demographic glosses over the many Australian Jews who do not lend support to the Zionist cause, notably the now emigres Miriam Margolyes and Peter Singer.

        How much longer will the US have unswerving backing of Australia in the UN and other international organisations for its uncritical support of Israel?

  55. MRW
    July 27, 2014, 2:33 pm

    Amazing series of photos.

  56. kalithea
    July 27, 2014, 3:53 pm

    The pictures look familiar. I thought these protests happened last weekend not this one; although, I know there were protests this weekend as well.

    • Annie Robbins
      August 30, 2014, 10:30 pm

      kalithea, the protest photos have been continually updated since the post was first published july 13th. the most current have been the brooklyn and manhattan bridge protests and #blocktheboat in oakland towards the end of august. there are also several #dayofrage protests in august and the #GazaMillionMarch in Karachi aug 17th. the photos are not in chronological order.

  57. RoHa
    July 27, 2014, 7:57 pm

    I like the “today’s weather” in Sarajevo. (Didn’t something important happen there once? Maybe they remember it.)

    London, Stockholm, and Copenhagen all look to have been shut down by the protests.

  58. RoHa
    July 27, 2014, 10:42 pm

    Protest in Manchester.

    link to manchestereveningnews.co.uk

  59. eGuard
    July 28, 2014, 9:55 pm

    pro-Israel demo in London (ca. 21/7): JSF reduces the counting.
    link to jewssansfrontieres.blogspot.nl

    pro-Israel demo in Amsterdam (17/7):
    link to youtube.com
    (does this count to 500?, and what is the boo-ing?)

  60. Annie Robbins
    August 30, 2014, 10:03 pm

    i’d love to thank everyone who has made this post possible. i want you to know i look at it everyday, often several times a day to remind myself we are not alone. remember, there are powerful forces trying to pretend we are fringe, or we don’t represent the majority wherever we are. but increasingly, in many places, that’s not the case. mostly i want to thank palestinians for their sumud, their resistance, their incredible bravery and courage. and to all the martyrs just so many tears. so many tears.

    someday when this is all over i hope we can celebrate together. a worldwide party, when palestine is free. god speed.

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