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The Aftermath of Israel's Latest Assault on Gaza
Article
2014
On August 26, a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was agreed upon, bringing a fragile end to a war that killed 2,150 Palestinians (mostly civilians) and 73 Israelis (mostly soldiers). Since then Hama...
The Attack on the People of Gaza: Go ahead and stop us...
Roberts, Stella
Article
2014
According to the conventional wisdom, the purpose of Israel’s assault on Gaza is self-defense, i.e., to stop rocket fire and to destroy “terror tunnels”. However, the facts include repeated attacks on...
Breaking the last taboo - Gaza and the threat of world war
Pilger, John
Article
2014
Pilger discusses the attack on Gaza and the denial of justice to Palestinians. He warns against the threat of a new world war growing by the day.
Breaking the Silence: Army Deliberately Targeted Civilians in Gaza
Article
2015
Breaking the Silence, an organization of veteran Israeli soldiers, harshly slammed the Israeli army for its operational policy during last summer’s attack on Gaza, saying it led to "immense and unprec...
Canada's journalists cowed into silence while colleagues die in Gaza
Article
2014
Rami Rayan, a young Palestinian photojournalist, was the latest reporter to be killed. He was among at least 16 people reportedly killed after an Israeli air strike on a crowded market during a suppos...
Canadian hands involved in Gaza bombings: Details on Canadian complicity in Israeli apartheid
Christoff, Stefan
Article
2014
Aside from sustained Conservative diplomatic cheerleading for Israel, one key element of Canada's implication less in the public eye but very important, is the key role that many Canadian companies ar...
Ceasefires in Which Violations Never Cease : What's Next for Israel, Hamas, and Gaza?
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2014
On August 26th, 2014, Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) both accepted a ceasefire agreement after a 50-day Israeli assault on Gaza that left 2,100 Palestinians dead and vast landscapes of dest...
The Children of Gaza
Rosen, Mike
Article
2014
A poem
Chomsky, Pilger and Loach call on BBC to reflect reality of Gaza's occupation
Article
2014
Noam Chomsky, John Pilger and Ken Loach are among 45,000 signatories who have signed an open letter to the BBC calling on its journalists to reflect the reality of Gaza’s occupation while reporting on...
The deafening silence around the Hamas proposal for a 10-year truce
Albanese, Francesca
Article
2014
The Western media have ignored the proposal from Hamas and Islamic Jihad for a 10-year-truce on the basis of 10 - very reasonable - conditions.
'Disgustingly Biased' - The Corporate Media On The Gaza Massacre
Article
2014
The bias in failing to report the brutalisation of a trapped, impoverished people under occupation is staggering.
Every Israeli Missile Strike is a War Crime: The Experts' Verdict
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2014
When are going to hear Human Rights Watch or the United Nation’s Navi Pillay stop talking about proportionality or Israel’s potential war crimes, and admit Israel is committing war crimes by definitio...
The evidence that Israel deliberately targeted hospitals and ambulances
Dunt, Ian
Article
2014
Amnesty International has published evidence that Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) specifically targeted hospitals, health workers and ambulance personnel during the attack on Gaza.
Eyeless in Gaza: Locked in an Embrace
Avnery, Uri
Article
2014
The trouble with war is that it has two sides. Everything would be so much easier if war had only one side. Ours, of course.
Eyeless in Gaza: Israel's Deceptions
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2014
A single incident at the weekend – the reported capture by Hamas on Friday of an Israeli soldier through a tunnel – illustrated in stark fashion the layers of deception Israel has successfully cast ov...
Five Israeli Talking Points on Gaza - Debunked : Israel claims that it is merely exercising its right to self-defense and that Gaza is no longer occupied. Here's what you need to know about
Erakat, Noura
Article
2014
Israel has killed almost 800 Palestinians in the past 21 days in the Gaza Strip alone; its onslaught continues. The UN estimates that more than 74 percent of those killed are civilians. Israel does no...
Gaza and the Press: Dress the Gaza Situation Up All You Like, But the Truth Hurts
Fisk, Robert
Article
2014
The latest bloodbath in Gaza, which is being so graphically covered by journalists that our masters and our media are suffering a new experience: not fear of being called anti-Semitic, but fear of the...
Gaza Crisis: Far-Right Israelis Chant 'There's No School Tomorrow, There's No Children Left in Gaza!'
Moore, Jack
Article
2014
Right-wing Israelis have been filmed chanting "There's no children left there [in Gaza]" and "Gaza is a cemetery" in celebration of their military's attacks on Gaza.
Gaza in Ruins
Prashad, Vijay
Article
2015
Gaza is a ruin, populated by nearly two million people. The July-August 2014 bombardment of this tiny enclave by Israel resulted in over 2,500 dead Palestinians and an infrastructure -- already weak -...
"Gaza is a graveyard," sing joyful Israeli youths
Abunimah, Ali
Film/Video
2014
This video shows an Israeli mob actually singing in celebration of children’s deaths in the style of a soccer fans’ song: “In Gaza there’s no studying, No children are left there, Olé, olé, olé-olé-ol...
Gaza - is annexation Israel's 'permanent solution'?: The real estate of Gaza would be an additional boon - and a highly valuable one, releasing 365 square kilometres of prime development land,
Tickell, Oliver
Article
2014
As Israel pursues its war on Gaza with ever-increasing ferocity, and with 25% of Gaza's people forced from their homes, what's the final objective? It's unthinkable that Israel's aim is to 'cleanse' t...
Gaza: Israel bombs water and sewage systems: If this situation continues Gaza residents will be subjected to a humanitarian crisis even worse than the immediate one of trying to survive
Omer, Mohammed
Article
2014
Israel's armed forces have destroyed vital water and sewage infrastructure in their bombing campaign of the besieged territory. This constitutes a severe breach of the 1977 Protocol to the 1949 Geneva...
Gaza, Israel and 'Human Shields': The People Putting Innocents in Danger are the Israelis
Gillespie, Sarah
Article
2014
What does it mean to use human shields? Employed by the Germans and Japanese in the Second World War, the tactic is premised on an underlying trust in your enemy’s humanity. It appeals to the compassi...
Gaza: Israeli Soldiers Shoot and Kill Fleeing Civilians
Article
2014
Israeli forces in the southern Gaza town of Khuza’a fired on and killed civilians in apparent violation of the laws of war in several incidents between July 23 and 25, 2014. Deliberate attacks on civi...
Gaza: water crisis grows as Israel targets essential infrastructure
Gandolfo, Luisa
Article
2014
Israel's war on Gaza has seen the systematic and widespread destruction of civilian infrastructure essential for human survival. This represents an apparently deliberate 'cutting off of life support' ...
Gaza: Whole Villages Have Been Wiped Off the Map: A VIsit to Khuza'a
El-Farra, Dr. Mona
Article
2014
I’m writing now from my home, but I still feel dizzy from shock and nauseated by the sights and smells on my visit to Khan Younis and Khuza’a.
Gaza's Torment, Israel's Crimes, Our Responsibilities
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2014
It is important to understand what life is like in Gaza when Israel’s behavior is “restrained,” in between the regular manufactured crises like this one. When Israel is on “good behavior,” more than t...
Gazonto
Greyson, John
Film/Video
2014
What would Israel's attack on Gaza in 2014 look like if it took place in Toronto?
Globalizing Gaza: How Israel Undermines International Law Through "Lawfare"
Halper, Jeff
Unclassified
2014
At the same time as it engages in repeated massive military assaults on a primarily civilian popuation in Gaza, Israel is also engaged in an ongoing assault on international humanitarian law by a high...
Guernica, 1937 / Gaza, 2014: Only the Insignias Change
Pollack, Norman
Article
2014
I invoke the Guernica example, not for spurious comparison or analogy, but because its occurrence is inscribed in the very DNA of modern historical oppression, in this case possessing precisely the sa...
Gunning for destruction in Gaza: 'You want to see people in pieces'
Roth, Natasha
Article
2015
36,000 artillery shells, tank shells, mortars, anti-tank missiles and munitions, alongside an ubiquitous use of armored bulldozers, razed streets and districts to the ground during last summer's Gaza ...
Hamas Rocket Launches Don't Explain Israel's Gaza Destruction -- Israeli Forces' Manipulated Figures and Fake Evidence
Porter, Gareth
Article
2014
Israel and its supporters abroad have parried accusations of indiscriminate destruction and mass killing of civilians in Gaza by arguing that they were consequences of strikes aimed at protecting Isra...
"A Hideous Atrocity": Noam Chomsky on Israel's Assault on Gaza & U.S. Support for the Occupation
Article
2014
Hideous. Sadistic. Vicious. Murderous. That is how Noam Chomsky describes Israel’s 29-day offensive in Gaza that killed nearly 1,900 people and left almost 10,000 people injured. Chomsky has written e...
How Israel Spins War Crimes: The Secret Report That Helps Israelis Cover Atrocities
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2014
Israeli spokesmen have their work cut out explaining how they have killed more than 1,000 Palestinians in Gaza, most of them civilians, compared with just three civilians killed in Israel by Hamas roc...
The ICC Must Investigate Israeli War Crimes in Gaza: The Credibility of the Court is at Stake
Trautman, Brian J.
Article
2014
Regardless of the efforts of Israel or its closest ally, the United States, to prevent the International Criminal Court from seeking justice for the Palestinians and international aid workers killed a...
If Gaza's Dead Were America's Dead: Imagine the Outrage Over 27,000 Dead Kids...
Lando, Barry
Article
2014
Imagine the Outrage Over 27,000 Dead Kids...
The Illusion of Debate: Consensus for the People that Matter
Hirthler, Jason
Article
2014
A recent article in FAIR reviewed the findings of its latest study on the quality of political “debate” being aired on the mainstream networks. It studied the run-up to the military interventions in b...
Israel does not want peace
Levy, Gideon
Article
2014
Rejectionism is embedded in Israel's most primal beliefs. There, at the deepest level, lies the concept that this land is destined for the Jews alone.
Israel showed restraint in Gaza before attacking? You must be kidding
Hass, Amira
Article
2014
Israeli journalist Amira Hass, writing in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, demolishes some myths.
Israeli Cease Fire Violations and Media Propaganda: The Conquest of Palestine
Peppe, Matt
Article
2014
The Israeli conquest of Palestine has always been a difficult issue for Western mainstream media to cover. The difficulty lies not in the task of reporting the facts on the ground and transmitting an ...
Israel's atrocities in Gaza prompt unprecedented political fallout
White, Ben
Article
2014
"Carnage" in Gaza – "the killing of children and the slaughter of civilians". Not the words of a Palestinian spokesperson but rather French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. Australia's FM Julie Bishop...
Israel's Exterminatory Impulse Toward Gaza: A Protracted Genocide
Pollack, Norman
Article
2014
Disproportionate power yields the psychopathology of sadism.
Israel's Gaza backlash targets Arab minority
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2014
Israel's large Palestinian minority is facing an unprecedented backlash of incitement and violent reprisals as Israeli Jews rally behind the current military operations in Gaza, human rights groups an...
Israel's War Echo Chamber: Lost Voices of Dissent
Gordon, Neve
Article
2014
For several days now, some of my neighbours have suggested that the time has come to “destroy them”- meaning either Hamas or Palestinians – “once and for all”. Government ministers, members of Knesset...
It's Raining Bombs and Shells: A Doctor's Notes From Gaza
El-Farra, Dr. Mona
Article
2014
I’m still alive. I don’t know what this means, but I can say that most of the time I can still walk and do some work with people who need help. It all depends on my luck. And here, for people living i...
Joint Declaration by International Law Experts on Israel's Gaza Offensive: The International Community Must End Israel's Collective Punishment of the Civilian Population in the Gaza Strip
Falk, Richard
Article
2014
The indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks, the targeting of objectives providing no effective military advantage, and the intentional targeting of civilians and civilian houses have been persist...
Lancet: an Open Letter for the People of Gaza: The Massacre Must Stop
Manduca, Paola; Chalmers, Iain; Summerfield, Derek; Gilbert, Mads; Ang, Swee
Article
2014
A public letter from doctors and scientists to stop the massacre.
The Monster That Israel Helped Create
Malik, Kenan
Article
2014
There is a terrible irony in Israel’s current assault on Gaza. More than 200 Palestinians have died in an onslaught supposedly aimed at weakening Hamas and degrading its capacity to fire rockets into ...
Mounting evidence of deliberate attacks on Gaza health workers by Israeli army
Article
2014
An immediate investigation is needed into mounting evidence that the Israel Defense Forces launched apparently deliberate attacks against hospitals and health professionals in Gaza, which have left si...
Netanyahu's Operation Stupidity: Who is Winning in Gaza?
Avnery, Uri
Article
2014
Who is Winning in Gaza? Which must be answered, the Jewish way, with another question: how to judge?
Now it's Israel's IDF Leveling Gaza: Once it was Nazis Leveling the Warsaw Ghetto
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2014
Once it was Nazis Leveling the Warsaw Ghetto, Now it’s Israel’s IDF leveling Gaza.
On 'Human Shielding' in Gaza: How the Israeli Army has Tried to Justify Striking Civilian Areas
Gordon, Neve; Perugini, Nicola
Article
2014
All fighting within cities and all bombardments of urban spaces, even the most “precise and surgical”, is a potential death trap for civilians. Consequently, the permeation of war into cities inevitab...
'100 years to repair Gaza': Oxfam says blockade remains, aid almost non-existent
Article
2015
Reconstructing Gaza could take an entire century, if Israel doesn't stop the siege, leading charity Oxfam warned. And that's just the time frame for essential projects. The NGO's regional director cal...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 31, 2014: Truth, justice and reconciliation
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2014
Articles on truth, justice and reconciliation efforts in countries affected by civil war or internal conflict; Bone Collectors: the fate of the remains of Australian aboriginal people stolen from thei...
The Pariah State: A Short History of Israeli Impunity
Jones, Evan
Article
2014
Hasbara has elevated the manipulation of language to a new plateau. This is a qualitative leap. Moving beyond the difficulty of seeing the stye in our own eye, the Hasbara upends linguistic convention...
The Punishment of Gaza
Levy, Gideon
Book
2010
An account of Israel's criminal treatment of Gaza.
Questions about Israel's attack on Gaza
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2014
Why do these terrible outbreaks of violence keep happening? Written during the Israeli attack on Gaza in July 2014.
Recruiting To Kill - It Is Not Just An Israeli War On Gaza
Baroud, Ramzy
Article
2014
To some, US secretary of state John Kerry may have appeared to be a genuine peacemaker as he floated around ideas during a Cairo visit on 25 July about a ceasefire between Israel and resisting Palesti...
Relevance of Hannah Arendt's "A Report On The Banality Of Evil" To Gaza: Self-Deception, Lies And Stupidity
Said, Hammad
Article
2014
Hannah Arendt, philosopher, writer, academic of Jewish heritage, went to Jerusalem in 1961 to cover the trial of Eichmann, one of the actors in the Final Solution, for the New Yorker magazine. Her acc...
Samples of Israeli Horrific Brutality and War Criminality in Gaza
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2015
The Israeli group Breaking the Silence issued a report this morning containing testimony from Israeli soldiers about the savagery and criminality committed by the Israeli military during the attack on...
The Telegenic Dead: A poem
Tirado, Jose M.
Article
2014
This is Genocide: On Israel/Palestine
Rohricht, Alyssa
Article
2014
To call what is going on in Israel and Palestine a “conflict” is to partake in the racist and blatantly false narrative that is being pushed by Israel. When one side fights with stones and homemade ro...
To the family of the one thousandth victim of Israel's genocidal slaughter in Gaza
Pappe, Ilan
Article
2014
This is 2014 — the destruction of Gaza is well documented. This is not 1948 when Palestinians had to struggle hard to tell their story of horror; so many of the crimes Zionist committed then where hid...
The True Gaza Backstory: It's About Land, Stupid
Fisk, Robert
Article
2014
How come all those Palestinians – all 1.5 million – are crammed into Gaza in the first place? Well, their families once lived, didn’t they, in what is now called Israel? And got chucked out – or fled ...
US Provides Israel Weapons Used on Gaza: Blood on American's Hands
Klippenstein, Ken; Gottinger, Paul
Article
2014
The United States exported to Israel a substantial amount of the same types of weapons Israel is using to kill Gazans. For example, in 2013, the United States sent Israel at least $196 million in part...
A View from Gaza: This Is a Brutal Attack, Not a "Military Operation"
El-Farra, Mona
Article
2014
In Gaza, recent Israeli military attacks by sea, air and via artillery shells are not part of a war or a military operation though it may look so. It is collective punishment and it is a brutal attac...
'War crimes': Israeli bombs wiped out entire families in Gaza, Amnesty says
Article
2014
Israel used disproportionate military force during its summer operation in Gaza. Entire Palestinian families were killed when their homes were leveled by Israeli bombs falling with no warning and for ...
Watch: Al Jazeera’s "Massacre at Dawn" Gives Glimpse of Horror in Shujaiya
Abusalama, Shahd
Article
2014
Thinking that the footage contained in Massacre at Dawn is just a fraction of the horror makes it even worse. No wonder Israel prevented media from covering the brutality that our people endured there...
What If the Children Dying in Gaza Were Jews?: They Made Them Do It....
Bonomo, Robert
Article
2014
Let’s do a thought experiment and imagine that the Arabs had gotten the better of the Israelis in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War and after years of conflict, all that was left of Israel was the Gaza strip....
When BBC Calls, Don’t Answer..
Falk, Richard
Article
2014
In any event, my advice to the media savvy, is that if you have caller ID, and you can tell that it is BBC calling, don’t bother answering. I hope I have the good sense to follow my own advice should ...
Why Israel Needs Anti-Semitism
Johnstone, Diana
Article
2014
It would be ironic indeed if fear of Muslim neighbors in Paris suburbs should lead French Jews to move to a country totally surrounded by millions of hostile Muslim neighbours.

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Continuous protest at Israeli consulate in Toronto starts July 24
Sources News Release
2014
On July 24 people of conscience including Muslims, Jews, and Christians, are coming together at the Israeli consulate in Toronto for a three day continuous vigil to call attention to the frightening s...
Eighth Journalist Killed in Gaza: Israel Must Answer for Crimes
Sources News Release
2014
Two Palestinian journalists were killed while reporting in a market in Gaza yesterday – an appalling incident which means eights journalists have now lost their lives since the Israeli bombardment o...
The Gaza Platform
2015
The Gaza Platform is an interactive map of attacks by Israeli forces on Gaza between 8 July and 26 August 2014. It enables its users to explore a vast collection of data, collected on the ground by th...
IFJ Led Delegation Visits Gaza to Provide Solidarity and Support to Journalists
Sources News Release
2014
Leaders of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), its affiliate the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS), and a number of leading Egyptian journalists have concluded a two-day solidarit...
Israeli Forces Must Be Held accountable for Attacks on Journalists in Gaza, says IFJ
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has joined increasing international calls for the Israeli government and its forces to be held accountable for the atrocities that are being carried o...
Israeli human rights organization highlights deterioration of Palestinian health under occupation
Sources News Release
2015
Reports by Physicians for Human Rights - Israel document the deterioration of Palestinian health in the West Bank and Gaza as the direct consequence of ongoing Israeli military occupation.
Let's talk about Gaza, Sderot and the racist valuation of lives
David, Ben Lilach
2014
A frank discussion about everything we don’t mention when talking about rockets and bombs and Gaza. Let’s talk about fear, about poverty, about angst and about racism.
London, Ontario peace and human rights advocates occupy office of Conservative MP
Sources News Release
2014
Five London peace and human rights advocates are now occupying the office of the Conservative MP for London North Centre.
NBC News Pulls Veteran Reporter from Gaza After Witnessing Israeli Attack on Children
Greenwald, Glenn
2014
Ayman Mohyeldin, the NBC News correspondent who personally witnessed yesterday’s killing by Israel of four Palestinian boys on a Gazan beach and who has received widespread praise for his brave and in...
Palestinian Journalist and Teenage Daughter are Latest Victims of Israeli Attacks
Sources News Release
2014
International Federation of Journalists has issued a renewed demand for safety and freedom of journalists in Gaza to be upheld following news of today’s latest media violations, including the killin...
Palestinian media death toll reaches 13
Sources News Release
2014
12 Palestinian journalists and one media worker have been killed since the start of Operation Protective Edge.
Stakes rising for Israel as rockets reach airport
Temporary air blockade of Israel reveals deeper issues to its citizens
Cook, Jonathan
2014
Israel’s effective loss of its only international airport for a couple of days last week — and the cloud of uncertainty that continues to hang over its operation in the future — has deeply unsettled I...
13 Journalists Killed in Gaza: Palestinian Protest Rally Demands End Attacks
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has joined its affiliate, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS), to express its outrage and condemnation at the 13 media workers who have to dat...
Two journalists among 17 killed in Israeli raid on Gaza market
Sources News Release
2014
Two Palestinian journalists were killed July 30 in an Israeli air raid on a crowded market in the Shijaiyah neighbourhood, east of Gaza City.