Israeli Military

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An Act Of State Terrorism
Sustar, Lee; Ovenden, Kevin
Article
2010
We have to appeal to the core of people who have already been active on one level or another around the Palestinian question, or those who are already convinced, to re-galvanize the movement, and go o...
America's Complicity in Evil: Barbarism on the High Seas
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2010
Once again the US government has permitted the Israeli state to murder good people known for their moral conscience. The Israeli state has declared that anyone with a moral conscience is an enemy of I...
Army Detonates Two Homes In Hebron, Seals One With Concrete Blocs
Bannoura, Saed
Article
2014
Israeli soldiers wired and detonated two Palestinian homes in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and sealed the home of a third Palestinian with concrete. A Palestinian home ...
The Astounding Violence Of Israeli Colonialism
Peppe, Matt
Article
2014
Recently the world watched the horrific violence perpetrated inside Gaza, as 2,159 Palestinians - including 577 children, 263 women and 102 elderly - were killed during Israel's Operation Protective E...
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...
Binge and Hangover: Against The Current vol. 124
The Editors
Article
2006
The lords of empire set out to show that the United States, not Iran or any other potential rival, will rule the "new" Middle East. Unable to attack Iran directly, however, they instead employed the w...
Blau-Kamm case exposes the dark underbelly of Israel's security state
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
In a properly democratic country, Kamm would have an honorable defence against the charges, of being a whistle-blower rather than a spy, and Blau would be winning journalism prizes not huddling away i...
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...
"Burn the Haystack!"
Editors of News from Within - Alternative Information Center
Article
1996
This war is part of (the Israeli government's) plans to achieve total control over the Palestinian people -- plans which will inevitably lead to both peoples, Palestinians and Israelis alike, paying a...
The Case Against Israel
Neumann, Michael
Book
2005
Neumann argues that Israel's policies are the cause of the conflict, and that the conflict can be ended by Israel changing its behaviour.
A Case of Decency Deficit: Eden's Photoshoot
Davidson, Lawrence
Article
2010
According to the Israeli human rights group Breaking the Silence, taking humiliating trophy pictures of Palestinian prisoners are such a "widespread phenomenon" that taking them constitutes "a norm." ...
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...
Chomsky on MisEducation
Chomsky, Noam; edited and introduced by Donald Macedo
Book
2000
Chomsky critiques the education system and discusses what education could be like in a democratic society.
Combat Proven: The Booming Business of War in Israel
Kane, Alex
Article
2015
Arms fairs in Israel showcase the latest products the profitable Israeli weapons industry manufactures - and the demos are the perfect place to show those products off.
Dead Palestinian Babies And Bombed Mosques - IDF Fashion 2009
Blau, Uri
Article
2009
Dead babies, mothers weeping on their children's graves, a gun aimed at a child and bombed-out mosques - these are a few examples of the images Israel Defense Forces soldiers design these days to prin...
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.
Dershowitz to the Rescue?: The Israeli Spin-Machine in Overdrive
Abourezk, James
Article
2010
According to Israel's apologists, only Israelis have a right to defend themselves. Palestinians do not have this right, nor does anyone else who is attempting to assist the Palestinians.
'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.
Empire of Lies and Torture: Against The Current vol. 111
The Editors
Article
2004
The prohibition of torture in international conventions is absolute. There are no exceptions for so-called "ticking bombs," for "high-value terrorists" or "illegal enemy combatants" or similar improv...
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
Pappe, Ilan
Book
2007
Israelo historian Ilan Pappe recounts the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from Israel during the war of 1948.
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.
Exposing Israel's Most Dangerous Secret: What's Really Going On at the Israeli Institute for Biological Research?
El-Naami, Saleh
Article
2011
Israel's preparations for biological and chemical warfare.
Eyes With Legs
Dinh, Linh
Article
2010
In the last decade, 11 journalists have been murdered by Israeli forces, including Cevdet Kiliclar, a Turkish who was shot in the head, last week, as he photographed Israeli commandos attacking peace ...
Factory and Lab: Israel's War Business
Becker, Markus
Article
2014
Israel invests more money in research than most other countries -- and in no other place are research institutes, the defense industry, the army and politics as interwoven. The result is a high-tech w...
The Flotilla In The Israeli Press
Cohen, Ran Ha
Article
2010
An analysis of Israeli media propaganda in the wake of Israel's attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla.
Footnotes in Gaza: A Graphic Novel
Sacco, Joe
Book
A graphic depiction of an incident in Gaza in 1956, when Israeli soldiers massacred 111 Palestinians.
Free Speech and Acceptable Truths: Statement of the Alumni for Responsible Speech
Alumni for Responsible Speech
Article
2008
While we support freedom of speech and academic freedom, we believe that university administrations have a duty to provide a safe learning environment in which students and faculty are protected by in...
Fury at Azaria Verdict is Israel's Trump Moment
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2017
Examining the popular reaction to the conviction in military court of Elor Azaria for manslaughter as demonstrating a deep social divide in the vein of Trump's election in the US and the Brexit vote i...
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: Life and death under Israel's drones
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2013
There are many things to fear in Gaza. Drones are increasingly being used for surveillance and extra-judicial execution in parts of the Middle East, especially by the US. There are no statistics that...
Gaza Occupation And Siege Are Illegal
Bisharat, George
Article
2010
Collective punishment is specifically barred under Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Israeli officials have repeatedly stated that the objective of the blockade is to weaken the Gaza economy...
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...
Goldstone Recants: Richard Goldstone Renews Israel's License to Kill
Finkelstein, Norman G.
Book
2011
On April 1 2011, in the pages of the Washington Post, the international jurist Richard Goldstone dropped a bombshell. He effectively disowned the massive evidence assembled in the United Nations' repo...
The Goldstone report and the battle for legitimacy
Falk, Richard
Article
2009
It may yet be the case that, as in the anti-apartheid struggle, the shift in the relation of forces in the Palestinians' favour will occur not through diplomacy or as a result of armed resistance, but...
Goldstone Report Dramatized
Goldstonefacts.org
Article
2010
Goldstone's shameful U-turn
Pappe, Ilan
Article
2011
This shameful U-turn did not happen this week. It comes after more than a year and a half of a sustained campaign of intimidation and character assassination.
Guillotining Gaza
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2007
Noam Chomsky briefly depicts the many factors which prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state and promote ongoing conflict in the region.
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...
Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance
Chomsky, Noam
Book
2003
Chomsky documents how, for more than half a century, the United States has been pursuing a grand imperial strategy with the aim of dominating the globe.
"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...
The Hijacking of the Marianne by "The Pirates of the Mediterranean"
Arbuthnot, Felicity
Article
2015
In the early hours of the morning (local time) of June 29th, three Israeli Navy ships intercepted and hijacked a Swedish flagged ship, the Marianne av Göteborg on route to Gaza in the State of Palesti...
A History of Silencing Israeli Army Whistleblowers: From 1948 Until Today
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2016
One might expect that only historians would care to revisit the 1948 war that created Israel. And yet the debate about what constitutes truth and myth from that period still provokes raw emotions.
How Israel Bought Off UN's War Crimes Probe: Report's Fate Sealed by Threats to Palestinian Economy
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2009
Palestinian officials faced threats that Israel would retaliate by inflicting enormous damage on the beleaguered Palestinian economy, unless the Palestinian authority agreed to stop pursuing internati...
How Truth Slips Down The Memory Hole
Pilger, John
Article
2007
John Pilger, applies to current events Orwell's description in '1984' of how the Ministry of Truth consigned embarrassing truth to a memory hole. He highlights the killing of a Palestinian cameraman b...
Hypocrisy Reigns: Don't Forsake the Struggle
Blum, William
Article
2010
When Israel labels as "terrorists" the ship passengers who offered some resistance to the Israeli invaders, who points out that the passengers who resisted the 9-11 highjackers on the plane which cras...
I was "part of a terror organization," says Israeli pilot turned activist
Beiler, Ryan Rodrick
Article
2015
Interview with Yonatan Shapira, former Israeli air force pilot and current supporter of the Palestinian-led call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.
I'm Omar Saad and I will not be a soldier in your army
Kopty, Abir
Article
2012
Omar Saad, a young (Druze) Palestinian musician from the Galilee has received a summons to the Israeli army. The Druze citizens of Israel are forced to enlist in the Israeli military, since 1956, when...
In an endless war on terror, we are all doomed to become Palestinians
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2015
Jeff Halper's new book sheds light on the arms industry, arguing that Israel is now the go-to nation for armies and police forces around the world.
Independent Groups Debunk Israeli War Propaganda
Deen, Thalif
Article
2009
As the Israelis try to justify the massive loss of civilian life in Gaza, their arguments and counter-charges continue to be shot down either by the United Nations or by international human rights org...
Inside Israel-Palestine The Conflict Explained
Bennis, Phyllis
Book
2007
An ideal guide, in question and answer format, to this most complex of conflicts.
Is Israel an Apartheid State?: Rhetoric or Reality? Summary of a Legal Study by the Human Sciences Research council of South Africa
Article
2010
Do Israel's practices in occupied Palestinian territory, namely the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza, amount to the crimes of colonialism and apartheid under international law?
ISIS and the IDF: Canada's Double Standard: Who are the Real Terrorists?
Walberg, Eric
Article
2014
Why can westerners join the Israeli Defense Forces while westerners joining Islamic State are despised and killed? In what sense is the IDF scenario any less reprehensible than the IS one?
Israel and US apologists rattled by UN report on war crimes in Gaza: The 'democracy' that can do no wrong
Balles, Paul J.
Article
2009
Paul J. Balles considers the, "...lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia" inherent in the hypocritical reactions of Israeli officials, and of Israel's apologists in the United States, to the ...
Israel Continues to Cripple Gaza with its Sea Blockade
Littlewood, Stuart
Article
2015
The Jerusalem Post reports that the Swedish boat Marianne with 18 passengers has been "interdicted" by Israeli commandos 85 miles from the Gaza coast and towed to Ashdod. The three other vessels in th...
Israel Intercepts International Gaza-Bound Freedom Flotilla
Ayoub, Joey
Article
2015
The Israeli Navy has intercepted the Swedish boat "The Marianne", part of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition, in International waters at 05:11 AM Gaza time (GMT +3) and forced it to redirect to the neares...
'Israel is a terrorist state'
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2015
The violence rocking the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and now Gaza is on the verge of spilling into Israel, Palestinian leaders in Israel warned. A wave of unrest has swept Palestinian towns in ...
Israel/Lebanon: Deliberate destruction or "collateral damage"?: Israeli attacks on civilian infrastructure
Article
2006
Amnesty International calls for the immediate establishment of a comprehensive, independent and impartial inquiry into violations of international humanitarian law by both Hizbullah and Israel in the ...
Israel: Misuse of Drones Killed Civilians in Gaza: Sources News Release
Article
2009
Israeli attacks with guided missiles fired from aerial drones killed civilians during the recent Gaza fighting in violation of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch says.
Israel Must Win: "You Cannot Promise Victory, Produce a Humiliating Defeat and Stay in Power"
Atzmon, Gilad
Article
2006
IDF military offensive doctrine is grounded on one basic axiom that was defined by David Ben Gurion in the early fifties: whatever it takes, Israel must always win! This axiom is indeed very powerful,...
Israel offered Nukes to Racist South Africa for Use on Black Neighbors
Cole, Juan
Article
2010
The implication, that Iran must be stopped because it would proliferate to neighbors, may come back to haunt pro-Israeli propagandists, given Tel Aviv's own secret role in attempting to proliferate nu...
Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Website
2006
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
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.
Israel will imprison soldier, 19, for publicly criticizing the occupation
Norton, Ben
Article
2015
The Israeli government is imprisoning Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier Shachar Berrin for criticizing its illegal occupation of the Palestinian territories.
Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner's Guide
White, Ben
Book
2009
A readable introduction to the history and practice of apartheid in Israel.
Israeli Army Admits Tweeted Hezbollah Map Actually Fake
Ditz, Jason
Article
2016
The Israeli media has been forced to admit a map purported to contain information on Hezbollah positions, distributed to foreign diplomats and on twitter, is a fabrication.
Israeli army's attitude: Regret, but no real enquiries and certainly no one punished
Visser, Nadette de; Cazes, Séverine
Article
2003
The issue of the security of journalists working in the Occupied Territories cloaks another major political issue, that of the restrictions which the Israeli army imposes in the name of security on jo...
Israeli attacks on a dissident soldiers' group could backfire
Sheizaf, Noam
Article
2015
Yehuda Shaul was an infantryman in the Israeli army in Hebron during the second intifada. But in recent weeks, he and his group of veterans have been vilified by right-wing organizations and mainstrea...
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 ...
Israeli Company Targeted by Oakland Blockade Imports Ammunition Into US
BondGraham, Darwin
Article
2014
Israeli-owned shipping company Zim, the target of recent port blockades organized by Palestinian solidarity activists in California, is importing millions of rounds of small arms ammunition into the U...
Israeli journalist Anat Kam under secret house arrest since December
Article
2010
An Israeli journalist has been under secret house arrest since December on charges that she leaked highly sensitive, classified military documents which suggest the Israeli military breached a court o...
Israeli Military Resisters' Tour Hits New York City
Kane, Alex
Article
2009
A 19-year-old Israeli military resister explains why she refused to join the Israel Defense Forces.
Israeli refusers follow South African footsteps in the struggle against apartheid
Vardi, Sahar
Article
2009
Shministim are conscientious objectors. We are Israeli high-school graduates who refuse conscription into the military, and are repeatedly imprisoned as a result. We will not take part of the occupati...
Israeli War Crimes? Who, Us??
Avnery, Uri
Article
2015
The concept of "war crimes" is dubious. The biggest crime is starting the war in the first place. This is not the business of soldiers, but of political leaders. Yet they are rarely indicted.These phi...
Israelis Shoot Motionless Arab Woman - Video
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2015
In the age of phone cameras, we have become increasingly used to photos and videos of Palestinians in the West Bank being shot by soldiers in unjustifiable circumstances.
Israel's attack on the UN post in Lebanon
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2006
Israel's leaders could care less about world outrage. Israel's superpower patron, the United States, supports everything Israel does and keeps supplying money and arms, while the U.S. and Canadian med...
Israel's Attack on Us All
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
If we needed any evidence of the degree to which Western TV journalists are simply stenographers to power, the BBC, CNN and others are amply proving it. Mark Regev, Israel's propagandist-in-chief, has...
Israel's Crimes, America's Silence
Dugard, John
Article
2009
To date, too little mention has been made of investigations that show there is sufficient evidence to bring charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity against Israel's political and military le...
Israel's Exterminatory Impulse Toward Gaza: A Protracted Genocide
Pollack, Norman
Article
2014
Disproportionate power yields the psychopathology of sadism.
Israel's 'mad dog' diplomacy doesn't make it more secure
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
Israel is feeling cornered on every front it considers important; and like Dayan's 'mad dog,' it is likely to strike out in unpredictable ways. These trends are likely only to deepen in the coming mon...
Israel's Struggle Within: Against The Current vol. 113
Finkel, David
Article
2004
ATC interviews Uri Davis.
Israel's vivid act of piracy may yet turn the tide of global opinion
Grant, Linda
Article
2010
In the summer of 1947 a steamer named the Exodus set out from France to run the British blockade of Palestine. The British authorities boarded and seized the ship, and killed three passengers who trie...
Israel's Worldwide Role in Repression
Article
2012
Researched, written, and edited by members of the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, this pamphlet focuses on the role of Israel’s government, its military, and related corporations and organi...
It's not just radicalised Islamists - what about foreign fighters who flock to the IDF? : Is the Government interested in UK citizens who have been fighting in Israeli uniform in Gaza in the past couple of weeks?
Fisk, Robert
Article
2014
Let us hope and pray that no UK citizens have been involved in such terrible deeds. But it wouldn’t be a bad idea, would it, if the lads in blue had a friendly word with them when they arrive back at ...
It's Not Piracy!: The International Law Framework
Brayer, Linda; Wimmer, Andrew
Article
2010
The crimes that Israel committed during its assault on the vessels and civilian passengers of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla fall firmly within the category of "high crimes." The assault, rather than an ac...
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...
The Killings Fields of Gaza: Asymmetric Warfare
Green, Colin
Article
2013
Revelations from Israeli sources such as ‘Breaking the Silence’ and ‘Physicians for Human Rights-Israel’ that the Israeli assaults on Gaza in 2008/9 (Cast Lead) and 2012 (Pillars of Defence) were plan...
Lawyers in EU draw up list of alleged IDF war criminals
Pfeffer, Anshel
Article
2009
Lawyers in a number of European countries are collecting information on Israeli soldiers who are implicated in war crimes.
The Lessons of Lebanon: Against The Current vol. 124
Avnery, Uri
Article
2006
So what has happened to the Israeli army? This question is now being raised not only around the world, but also in Israel itself. Clearly, there is a huge gap between the army's boastful arrogance, on...
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
The Massacre
Rothbard, Murray N.
Article
1982
All other news, all other concerns, fade into insignificance beside the enormous horror of the massacre in Beirut. All humanity is outraged at the wanton slaughter of hundreds of men (mainly elderly),...
The Massacre and the Cover-Up
Freeman-Maloy, Dan
Article
2010
Without much stronger international pressure than the international community has applied to date, there is every reason to expect Israeli massacres to steadily become more severe, their PR rationales...
Method and Madness: The Hidden Story of Israel's Assaults on Gaza
Finkelstein, Norman
Book
2015
In the past five years Israel has mounted three major assaults on the 1.8 million Palestinians trapped behind its blockade of the Gaza Strip. Taken together, Operation Cast Lead (2008-9), Operation Pi...
The Middle East in Flames: Against The Current vol. 124
Kennedy, Andrew; Weissman, Susan
Article
2006
Andrew Kennedy and Suzi Weismann Interview Gilbert Achcar. Gilbert Achcar is the author of Eastern Cauldron and The Clash of Barbarisms, both published by Monthly Review Press.
Midnight on the Mavi Marmara: The Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and How It Changed the Course of the Israel/Palestine Conflict
Bayoumi, Moustafa
Book
2010
Eastern Mediterranean, Monday, May 31st, 2010, 4.30am: Israeli commandos, boarding from sea and air, attack the six boats of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla as it sails through international waters bringing...
The Most Moral Army?
Avnery, Uri
Article
2017
War is the realm of killing and destroying. How is it possible to talk about a law of war when war itself breaks all laws? An army that trains its soldiers to kill, how can it demand from them to show...
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...
My War Diary
Yermiya, Dov
Book
1983
In this passionate and humane diary, Dov Yermiya, a lieutenant colonel in the Israeli Defense Forces, provides eyewitness accounts of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon.
The myth of Israeli morality
Andoni, Lamis
Article
2010
Israel has consistently reacted with repression or even extreme violence to cultural and political manifestations of Palestinian identity.
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?
NGO Reports on Gaza War Belie Israeli Claims
Cobban, Helena
Article
2009
This week, two respected human rights organisations - one Palestinian, one Israeli - each came out with very full reports into the extent of the damage caused by the assault Israel waged against Gaza ...
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.
Occupation 101: Voices of the Silenced Majority
Omeish, Sufyan; Omeish, Abdallah
Film
2007
A thorough examination on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Occupation captured
Christian Peacemaker Teams
Article
2017
Photos of Palestinian life and Israeli occupation in the West Bank city of Hebron.
Occupation on Trial - Palestinian village sues Canadian corporations for building illegal Israeli settlements: Sources News Release
Article
2009
Bil'in, a Palestinian village that has become an international symbol of Palestinian popular non-violent resistance to the ongoing construction of the Israeli separation wall, is suing Canadian corpor...
The Occupation's Dark Underbelly Exposed: The Revelations of the Israeli Refuseniks
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2014
A letter signed by 43 veterans of an elite Israeli military intelligence unit declaring their refusal to continue serving the occupation has sent shockwaves through Israeli society.
On Oil and Quicksand: Against The Current vol. 114
The Editors
Article
2005
The end of 2004 finds the Middle East sliding toward an even bloodier morass, thanks in large part to imperial and colonial arrogance which has rarely been on such open display.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 22, 2017: Disobedience
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Ultimately all power structures depend on the obedience of those over whom they rule. It helps if people believe in the legitimacy of those who wield power, but the crucial thing is obedience. Once pe...
Our exclusive right to self-defense: Rattling the Cage
Derfner, Larry
Article
2009
This is the Israeli notion of a fair deal: We're entitled to do whatever the hell we want to the Palestinians because, by definition, whatever we do to them is self-defense. They, however, are not ent...
Our Harsh Logic: Israeli Soldiers' Testimonies from the Occupied Territories, 2010-2010
Breaking the Silence
Book
2012
Testimonies from more than 100 soldiers detailing the viciousness of Israel's military in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Personal testimony of an Irraeli refusnik
Oron, Asaf
Article
2002
Why would a regular guy get up one morning in the middle of life, work, the kids and decide he's not playing the game anymore?
Pirates of the Mediterranean: Israel Kidnaps Peace Boat Crew
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2009
On June 30, 2009, the government of Israel committed an act of piracy when the Israeli Navy in international waters illegally boarded the "Spirit of Humanity" and kidnapped its 21-person crew from 11 ...
Propaganda, State Religion and the Attack on the Gaza Peace Flotilla - Part 1
Article
2010
We are trained to react to violent acts, not on the basis of their objective legality and human cost, but on the basis of the perceived legitimacy of the people committing the act. Violence committed ...
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.
The Real Motive Behind the Gaza Flotilla Attack: Sabotaging Peace
Amiri, Rannie
Article
2010
Israel's leadership is committed to "a dynamic state bent upon expansion". The greatest threat to continued expansion is the threat of peace. Whenever Israel's leadership is faced with the threat of p...
Rebutting Israel's "We don't kill civilians on purpose" argument
Spritzler, John
Article
2010
The difference between intentional and accidental killing is only relevant when the aim of the violence is a just one. Accidentally killing civilians in the course of using violence to stop oppression...
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...
Remote-Controlled Killing: The Spot-and-Shoot Game
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
The Israeli military is increasingly using remote-controlled weapons to kill Palestinians. Israel's remotely controlled weapons systems are in high demand from repressive regimes and the burgeoning ho...
The Road to Civil War: Against The Current vol. 113
Avnery, Uri
Article
2004
Everybody in Israel is talking about the Next War. The most popular TV channel is running a whole series about it.
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 Samson Option
Hersh, Seymour M.
Book
1991
Hersh, the investigative journalist who exposed the Mai Lai massacre, documents how Israel acquired nuclear weapons with U.S. connivance.
Shatila: Remembering the Massacre
Hardigan, Richard
Article
2015
Shatila is probably the most well-known of all the Palestinian refugee camps. In September of 1982, a local Christian militia, known as the Phalange, aided by its Israeli allies, entered Shatila and b...
Shell-Shocked: On the Ground Under Israel's Gaza Assault
Omer, Mohammed
Book
2015
Operation Protective Edge, launched in early July 2014, was the third major Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip in six years. It was also the most deadly. By the conclusion of hostilities some seven wee...
Shot in the Back: Did the IDF Execute Mavi Marmara Victims?
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2010
In the Israeli commando assault on the Gaza aid flotilla, if victims were shot in the back or in the back of the head, then one is left really with only two possible conclusions: either the shooters, ...
Shot in the Head: Gabrielle Giffords, Tom Hurndall and Palestinian Children
Weir, Alison
Article
2011
In the past 10 years Israeli forces have killed at least 255 Palestinian minors by fire to the head, and the number may actually be greater, since in many instances the specific bodily location of the...
Sons and mothers vs. sacred cows
Abramovitch, Dorit
Article
2001
A growing movement to refuse to serve in the Israeli military and especially in the occupied territories.
Spanish Peacekeeper Is the Latest Example of Israel Killing United Nations Personnel
Hussain, Murtaza
Article
2015
On January 28th a barrage of Israeli artillery fire struck near the South Lebanese village of Ghajar, killing United Nations peacekeeper Francisco Javier Soria. Soria, 36, was a Spanish citizen deploy...
Special Focus: Israeli Occupying Forces Assault Journalists in the OPT
Article
2015
As Israeli violations escalate against Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), journalists and media professionals have also been the subjects of Israeli attacks.
Take Israel To International Criminal Court
Dhansay, Sayed
Article
2010
It is imperative that the international community view the Israeli response to the Goldstone report as a blatant attempt to whitewash its crimes in Gaza, and refer the matter to the ICC without furthe...
'This Time We Went Too Far': Truth and Consequences of the Gaza Invasion
Finkelstein, Norman G.
Book
2011
For the Palestinians who live in the narrow coastal strip of Gaza, the Israeli invasion of December 2008 was a nightmare of unimaginable proportions: In the 22-day-long action 1,400 Gazans were killed...
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...
Torturing and Jailing Palestinian Children: Nightmare in the Occupied Territories
Abbas, Ziad
Article
2013
About 500-700 children are arrested by the Israeli occupation every year, according to Defense for Children International-Palestine. These children face a policy designed to kill their spirit and shut...
Towards a 'Israeli War Criminals Watch'
Warschawski, Michael
Article
2009
It is upon us, every woman and man, in Israel and abroad, who fear for international public hygiene and international law, to unite forces in order to place before those war criminals the dilemma: ris...
Treading the Borders Between Life and Death
Jasiewicz, Ewa
Article
2009
During Israel's Operation Cast Lead in December 2008 - January 2009, Israeli forces killed 16 emergency medical staff and injured 57. According to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), perha...
The Truth Behind The Israeli Propaganda
Fisk, Robert
Article
2010
The amazing thing in all this is that so many Western journalists - and I'm including the BBC's pusillanimous coverage of the Gaza aid ships - are writing like Israeli journalists, while many Israeli ...
Turning Blood into Money: Profiting from Killing
Vlazna, Vacy
Article
2013
Yotam Feldman’s documentary The Lab, released in August, is one of the most important exposés of the obscene rationale and execution of Israel’s hugely lucrative arms and security industries through...
U.N. Team on War Crimes Condemns Israel, Hamas
Article
2009
A four-member United Nations fact-finding mission, which has just concluded an investigation into last year's brutal conflict in Gaza, makes a strong case for war crimes charges against Israel for its...
US Navy Veterans Continue to Seek Justice for Israeli Attack
Jamail, Dahr
Article
2010
On June 8, 1967, while sailing in international waters, the US Navy intelligence ship USS Liberty was attacked by air and naval forces of the state of Israel. Of the Liberty's crew of 294, more than h...
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...
USA: Stop arms transfers to Israel amid growing evidence of war crimes in Gaza
Article
2014
The US government must immediately end its ongoing deliveries of large quantities of arms to Israel, which are providing the tools to commit further serious violations of international law in Gaza, sa...
Videos Challenge Israeli Police Account of Shootings
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2015
It has been called the "smartphone intifada". After a sharp escalation in violence between Palestinians and Israelis in recent weeks, shocking scenes captured on video have spread across social media.
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 Against the People: Israel, The Palestinians and Global Pacification
Halper, Jeff
Book
2015
Governments today are waging a 'war against the people' -- whether 'securitization' against asylum seekers in Fortress Europe, 'counterinsurgency' in Afghanisation, or the subliminal war of policy and...
'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...
We are NOT the 'Story', It's Not Just Our 21 Kidnapped Passengers : Sources News Release
Article
2009
On June 30th 2009 Israeli Occupation Forces forcibly boarded the Free Gaza boat, SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, and kidnapped 21 human rights workers and journalists who were on their way to deliver much needed ...
West Bank land belongs to Jews says Israeli judge
Rapoport, Meron
Article
2009
Major Adrian Agassi is a senior Israeli judge who first served in the legal department that oversaw the confiscation of land in the West Bank to build Jewish settlements and was then appointed to the ...
What Really Happened in Gaza: Israel Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Finkelstein, Norman
Article
2012
The official storyline is that Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense on 14 November, 2012 because, in President Barack Obama’s words, it had “every right to defend itself.” The facts, however, s...
Which came first? Palestinian rockets or Israeli violence?
Weir, Alison
Article
2014
Since US media are reporting the latest Israeli massacre in Gaza as though it is a defensive action, I thought I would set the record straight. Israeli forces shelled and invaded Gaza BEFORE the rocke...
Who is Afraid of a Real Inquiry?
Avnery, Uri
Article
2010
If a real Commission of Inquiry had been set up into the Free Gaza Flotilla attack (instead of the pathetic excuse for a commission), here are some of the questions it should have addressed.
Why Is Israel Killing Gazans?
Spritzler, John
Article
2009
Why we walked out
Hasan, Ahmad; Bäck, Danielle
Article
2010
Students across the US are protesting a public relations campaign that brings soldiers from the Israeli army to speak on campuses. These tours are an attempt to justify recent war crimes committed by ...
A Wikileak on the US and Al-Jazeera: Blaming and (Killing) the Messenger
Christison, Kathleen
Article
2011
A Wikileaks-released cable from the U.S. embassy in Doha, Qatar, shows that U.S. officials were angry with Al Jazeera in the wake of Israel’s three-week assault on Gaza, because, alone of news network...
Will ANC government ever prosecute South Africans in Israeli Army?
Cottle, Eddie
Article
2015
When South African security services prevented a Cape Town girl from boarding a plane allegedly to join ISIS, many South Africans were pleased but at the same time surprised at how swift the reaction ...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Bil'in Village
A Palestinian village that is struggling to exist. Its continuing non-violent resistance to illegal Israeli occupation has been met with brutally violent repression from the Israeli occupation forces.
Corporate Watch
Corporate Watch is a not-for-profit co-operative providing critical information on the social and environmental impacts of corporations and capitalism. Since 1996 our research, journalism, analysis an...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Electronic Intifada
Palestinian portal for information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its depiction in the media. News, commentary, analysis and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a Palestinian perspective.

Sources Library

Bilin's Mohammad Khatib arrested
2009
One month after touring Canada key Palestinian activist kidnapped by Israeli soldiers in another in a series of raids that Israeli occupation forces have carried out in Bil#in since June 2009, raids t...
'Call me a terrorist, but I'm no different from Israeli troops defending their homeland'
Levy, Gideon; Levac, Alex
2016
Some thoughts on the true source of incitement against and hatred of Israelis from a Palestinian who spent 23 years in jail for killing one. In 1990, Muqbel was sentenced to life imprisonment for the ...
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...
50 Young Israelis Send a Letter to Netanyahu: "We Refuse to Serve in the Occupation Army"
Sources News Release
2014
We, the undersigned, intend to refuse to serve in the army and the main reason for this refusal is our opposition to the military occupation of Palestinian territories.
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...
Haaretz reporter Uri Blau facing up to seven years in prison
2011
Journalist faces heavy jail sentence for using classified military papers to document human rights abuses and murders by the Israeli military.
IFJ Condemns Violence against Photojournalists by Israeli Military in West Bank
Sources News Release
2010
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called on Israeli authorities to investigate violence by its soldiers in the West Bank who attacked a group of local photojournalists last week ...
IFJ Denounces Israeli Forces For Targeting Group of Photographers
Sources News Release
2013
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the Israeli army for "deliberately targeting" a group of photographers covering skirmishes at Qalandia crossing between Jerusalem and Ra...
IPI Board Expresses Unamimous Support for Israeli Journalist
Uri Blau Faces 7 Years in Prison under Espionage Act
2012
Uri Blau risks conviction under the Israeli Penal Code for being in possession of classified information without authorisation. The documents reveal Israel's use of death squads to assassinate opponen...
Israel armed Argentina to deadly effect during Falklands War, secret files show
2016
Newly released documents suggest the supply of arms and military equipment from Israel to Argentina may have been fuelled by an old hatred of the British harboured by then Israeli Prime Minister Menac...
Israel seizes Flotilla ship to Gaza and deports 2 Human Rights advocates to Canada
Sources News Release
2015
Two Canadians, Robert Lovelace and Kevin Neish, who were on board the Freedom Flotilla III boat Marianne, headed towards Gaza when it was seized by Israeli forces early Monday morning, are returning t...
Israel sentences two to prison terms for censorship breach
Sources News Release
2009
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an Israeli court decision to sentence two television journalists on charges of breaching the military censorship law during the offensive in Gaza in Decem...
Israel threatens Palestinians with 'holocaust'
Sources News Release February 29, 2008
2008
One day after Israeli occupation forces killed 31 Palestinians, nine of them children, including a six-month-old baby, in a series of bomb attacks across the Gaza Strip, Israel's deputy defense minist...
Israeli airstrike destroys press car, killing Palestinian media worker
2014
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Israel Defense Forces' airstrike on a car clearly marked as a press vehicle in Gaza City in early July, 2014.
Israeli army deliberately targeting news professionals
2014
Continuing confrontations in the Palestinian Territories and many cities in Israel are marked by Israeli authorities’ flouting of basic rights, including freedom of information.
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.
Israeli media forbidden to report case widely covered internationally
Sources News Release
2010
Reporters Without Borders condemns an absurd court-ordered ban on Israeli media coverage of the case of Anat Kam, an online journalist and former soldier accused of leaking classified military informa...
Israeli soldiers continue to target Palestinian photographers in West Bank
2010
Palestinian press photographers have always been targeted by the Israel Defence Forces and at least three have been arrested and two others have been physically attacked by Israeli soldiers in the Wes...
Journalists and media workers assaulted by occupation forces
Sources News Release
2009
The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) condemns the attack on Reuters photographer Nayef Alhishlmon and several Palestinian journalists by the Israeli occupation forces.
Journalists Call Israel to Account over "Premeditated and Precise" attacks on Media in Gaza
Sources News Release
2009
The targeting of media by the Israeli military during last month's offensive in the Gaza Strip was "premeditated and precise" and in violation of international law, says the International Federation o...
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.
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.
Press freedom dealt a serious blow as two AFP reporters are attacked by Israeli soldiers in Nablus
Sources News Release
2015
Condemnation of the appalling attack on two AFP reporters by Israeli soldiers and calling for end of impunity enjoyed by Israeli army which undermines freedom of information.
RSF tells Netanyahu attitude of Israeli soldiers towards media is unacceptable
Sources News Release
2015
In response to recent cases of violence against journalists by members of Israel's security forces, Reporters Without Borders writes to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asking him to end the ...
Seven journalists injured by Israeli soldiers in West Bank since January 2009
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders deplores the repeated use of violence against journalists covering peaceful demonstrations in the West Bank in protest against the construction of the Security Wall. The Isra...
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.

From the Connexions Archives

Making a Killing
The Canada-Israel Military-Industrial Partnership
Young, Art (ed.)
Article
2009
Canadian companies supply many essential components to Israel's war machine. This pamphlet provides information on the arms trade that will help to strengthen the movement for boycott, divestment and ...