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About Adam Horowitz

Adam Horowitz is Co-Editor of Mondoweiss.net.

Video: Celebrities, artists and activists call for Palestinian freedom in #GazaNames project

Jewish Voice for Peace and the Institute for Middle East Understanding have released a powerful new video featuring celebrities, artists, activists and everyday people speaking out for Palestinian human rights. The video features people holding signs with the names and ages of Palestinian civilians recently killed by the Israeli military in Gaza. Some of the notable people pictured include Chuck D, Jonathan Demme, Gloria Steinem, Wallace Shawn, Tony Kushner, Mira Nair, Roger Waters, Brian Eno, and many others. In a press release to accompany the video playwright Eve Ensler says, “This is a scream on paper. This is a wail. “There are no more words. Only this moment where we rise against the illegal and deathly occupation of Palestine, against mass slaughter of the defenseless, against the complicit silence of the international community, against the military might and arrogance of the Israeli and the U.S. governments who choose annihilation over justice and love.”

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Photo: Message on Israeli shell headed to Gaza, ‘Thats for canceling the Backstreet Boys, you scum!’

A photo of an Israeli shell headed to Gaza with the message “Thats for canceling the Backstreet Boys, you scum!” written on it.

Posted in Gaza, Israel/Palestine | 16 Comments

NY Times reports source of UNRWA school attack is unclear even though Israel said they did it

A New York Times report on yesterday’s bombing of an UNRWA school in Gaza that killed at least 15 people says “The source of the blasts was unclear,” but the Israeli military has already taken responsibility for the attack.

Posted in Gaza, Israel/Palestine, Media | 43 Comments

Jews Say: End the War on Gaza — No Aid to Apartheid Israel!

A statement of Jews for Palestinian Right of Return, July 22, 2014.

Posted in Activism, Gaza, Israel/Palestine | 21 Comments

Humanitarian agencies warn of imminent water crisis in Gaza

Since the start of the Israeli assault on Gaza on 8 July 2014, the water and wastewater infrastructure in Gaza has been heavily affected by Israeli airstrikes. Main water supply and wastewater infrastructure has been hit and as a result the water supply or sewage services to 1.2 million (2/3 of the total population in Gaza) have been cut or severely disrupted. The targeting of civilian objects under situation of hostilities is prohibited according to International Humanitarian Law and is considered a war crime.

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Video: Night raid in Bethlehem’s Aida Refugee Camp

Video of an Israeli raid Bethlehem’s Aida Refugee Camp early in the morning on July 21st, 2014. Soldiers arrested 3 young men and assaulted several others. They confiscated footage from that night’s clashes in Bethlehem from journalist Mohammed Al Azza, briefly detained him and assaulted him and his two younger brothers. A father in the camp attempts twice to visit his brother’s home being raided by soldiers in an effort to see his son, and is denied violently by IDF. Screams can be heard in the streets as gunfire and sound bombs from the Israel military go off while youth throw stones toward the soldiers.

Posted in Israel/Palestine, Occupation, On the ground reports, Reports/Video | 9 Comments

CNN headline: “100 people killed today in Israel, Gaza fighting”

Is the CNN headline “100 people killed today in Israel, Gaza fighting” the result of bias or incompetence?

Posted in Israel/Palestine, Media | 34 Comments

Video: ‘It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation’ — John Kerry caught criticizing Israel on hot mic during Sunday news show

John Kerry made the rounds of the Sunday morning news shows today following the Israeli massacre in the eastern Gaza City neighborhood of Shuja’iyeh which killed 63 Palestinians. Although Kerry defended Israel’s actions on air, he was caught with a hot mic off air telling an aide, ‘It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation.” Fox host Chris Wallace asks Kerry about the apparent criticism of the Israeli onslaught, but Kerry sticks to the talking points. The difference between what Kerry says on air and off is mind numbing.

Posted in Israel/Palestine, Media, US Policy in the Middle East, US Politics | 58 Comments

Israel warns media they are at risk of ‘injury or death’ because Hamas ‘exploits journalists as human shields’

The Israel Government Press Office sent a memo to international journalists saying: “We wish to stress that Gaza and its vicinity are a battleground. Covering the hostilities exposes journalists to life-threatening danger (and involves risk to equipment). As part of Hamas’ strategy of hiding behind the civilian population it has frequently exploited journalists as human shields, deliberately putting them at risk of injury or death. Israel is not in any way responsible for injury or damage that may occur as a result of field reporting.”

Posted in Gaza, Israel/Palestine, Media | 34 Comments

Hasbarapocalyse: Naftali Bennett says Hamas committing ‘massive self-genocide’

Two days ago, after four boys were killed by the Israeli military on a Gaza beach in front of the world’s media, Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett went on CNN to blame Hamas for their deaths.

Posted in Gaza, Israel/Palestine, Media | 39 Comments

Activists occupy UK govt office demanding end to arms trade with Israel

More than 30 pro-Palestine campaigners occupied the Cabinet Office this afternoon demanding an end to the UK’s flourishing arms trade and military cooperation with Israel. Campaigners from the London Palestine Action group occupied the building for more than 45 minutes. 3 people locked themselves to railings in the building while others chanted slogans calling on the UK government to impose a military embargo on Israel.

Posted in Activism, Israel/Palestine | 49 Comments

And now a word from our Democratic Party standard bearer

Video: Elizabeth Warren runs from a question about the Israeli invasion of Gaza.

Posted in Gaza, US Politics | 26 Comments

Video: Diane Sawyer misrepresents photo of Gazans in aftermath of Israeli bombing as Israeli victims of Palestinian missiles (Updated)

Major media fail: Diane Sawyer shows two photos of Palestinians in the aftermath of Israeli bombing of Gaza but says the first is a photo of Israelis who have been bombed.

Posted in Israel/Palestine, Media | 111 Comments

Please help us continue to cover breaking news from Israel/Palestine, and as a thank you get Ali Abunimah’s new book

Mondo is helping to change the conversation about Israel and Palestine, but we need help to do so. Please contribute; and for all those who give $30 or more, a special offer: Ali Abunimah’s new book, The Battle for Justice in Palestine.

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Video: Jewish mob chanting ‘Death to Arabs!’ stops cars in Jerusalem to check drivers’ ethnicity

A video shot July 5, 2014 by Ronnie Barkan in Jerusalem.

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Family of Tarek Abu Khdeir calls for his immediate release after brutal beating and arbitrary arrest

Tarek Abu Khdeir’s family sends an update on his case and his condition. Following his highly publicized assault by Israeli police, Tarek, the Israeli authorities denied medical treatment for 5 hours before he was transferred to Hadassa Hospital despite needing critical medical attention for severe injuries to his head and face. He was then taken directly to court and is currently in detention at the notorious Russian Compound (al-Maskobiya), known for its harsh interrogations. He has not yet been formally charged, though prosecutors claim he was throwing stones despite being unable to provide any evidence to the court. When asked by the court under what basis Tarek was being held, prosecutors said they were still “collecting evidence.” His hearing is scheduled for Sunday.

Posted in Israel/Palestine | 53 Comments

Doubts raised about report Algeria will donate World Cup prize money to Gaza (Updated)

The Algerian national soccer team announces they will donate their World Cup prize money to the people in Gaza: “They need it more than us”

Posted in Gaza | 39 Comments

Missing Israeli teens found dead near Hebron; Netanyahu: ‘Hamas is responsible and Hamas will pay’

The bodies of three missing Israeli teens – Gil-Ad Shaer,16, Naftali Fraenkel, 16, and Eyal Yifrah, 19 – were found today in a West Bank field near the village of Halhul, not far from where they went missing on June 12. The Israeli government is meeting in an emergency cabinet session tonight to discuss an official response. Even though initial reports indicate the killing was not an official operation ordered by Hamas leadership, Israeli politicians have already increased calls to use the teens death as justification for “war” on the Palestinian political party.

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Three critical responses to ‘Growing Jewish support for boycott’

Last week we published “Growing Jewish support for boycott and the changing landscape of the BDS debate” by Paul Duffill and Gabriella Skoff and it has generated quite a discussion. Below are three critical responses that were sent to us.

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Human rights orgs condemn collective punishment of Palestinians in response to disappearance of three Israeli settlers

The recent wave of arrests, attacks, killings and total closure of large parts of the West Bank following the disappearance of three Israeli settlers is a clear form of collective punishment against the Palestinian people. As the Occupying Power, Israel is obligated to carry out its search for the missing settlers in line with its obligations under international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law (IHRL). Although some of the measures carried out by the Israeli forces in large parts of the West Bank may have a link to the investigation into the disappearances, the methods employed are indiscriminate in their nature and are undermining the fundamental rights of the persons concerned.

Posted in Israel/Palestine, Occupation | 29 Comments

Video: Maya Angelou reads email from Rachel Corrie

Famed American author, historian and civil rights activist Maya Angelou passed away today at age 86. Angelou is best known for her 1969 memoir of growing up in the Jim Crow south, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. The above video was recorded in 2006, on the third anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s death.

Posted in Israel/Palestine | 14 Comments

The Pope in Palestine

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Pope Francis visits the Separation Wall in Bethlehem. Jamil Dakwar says the Pope provided “iconic images worth 1000s of advisory opinions.”

Posted in Israel/Palestine, Occupation | Tagged | 114 Comments

DePaul University student body votes to divest from Israeli occupation in campus-wide referendum

Following two months of campaigning at DePaul University, student coalition DePaul Divest has declared victory in a campaign to divest from corporations that profit off of human rights violations perpetrated against Palestinians via the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Posted in Activism, BDS, Israel/Palestine, US Politics | 6 Comments

‘It’s time to build the future of the American Jewish community’: Open Hillel announces first national conference

Open Hillel announced today that it will be holding a national conference this fall. The conference will take place from October 11-13 at Harvard University. The conference will bring in speakers spanning the spectrum of political views on Israel-Palestine. Organizers plan to particularly focus on including those — such as Judith Butler, David Harris-Gershon, and Rashid Khalidi — who have recently been banned from speaking at Jewish institutions.

Posted in American Jewish Community, Israel/Palestine | 7 Comments

Newsweek: Extensive Israeli spying in the US kept quiet due to pressure from the lobby

Jeff Stein has followed up on his Newsweek report from Tuesday on how Israel spies on the U.S. more than any other ally. Today he writes the reason this is not more widely known is because it is hushed up by the Israel lobby.

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