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"History teaches us who we could be." -- Michael Rivero

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Human rights group wants U.S. to sanction notorious Israeli battalion with Leahy Law MikeRivero Sun, 12/04/2022 - 08:36

A human rights group is calling for the U.S. State Department to cut off funding to an infamous Israeli battalion by implementing the Leahy Law.

This week Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN) made the demand and released a report on human rights abuses and war crimes committed by the Israeli Army’s Netzah Yehuda Battalion, a special unit for ultra-Orthodox Jewish soldiers.

Palestinian executed at point-blank range by Israeli border police MikeRivero Sat, 12/03/2022 - 08:32

A Palestinian man was shot and killed by an Israeli border police officer at point blank range on Friday evening in the northern occupied West Bank town of Huwwara in what is being described as an “execution” on social media.

The execution was captured on video and has circulated widely on social media. The incident occurred shortly before 5pm on Huwwara’s main road — a major throughway that connects dozens of villages with the city of Nablus to the north, and is used by both Palestinians and Israeli settlers. 

Ben Shapiro 'Seeds Narrative' That Kanye 'Ye' West is Going to Commit Suicide ChrisMenahan Fri, 12/02/2022 - 17:22

Ben Shapiro and his employee Matt Walsh are being accused of "setting up the narrative" for Kanye "Ye" West to be suicided.

Israel bans entry of medical equipment into Gaza MikeRivero Fri, 12/02/2022 - 14:10

The Ministry of Health in Gaza has held a press conference near the Israeli controlled Erez crossing in northern Gaza. The aim was to demand the entry of badly needed medical equipment and diagnostic devices into the blockaded Gaza Strip.

The Israeli regime refuses to allow the entry of medical equipment as well as spare parts for devices that are needed to treat thousands of patients in Gaza. Hospitals in the besieged coastal territory are in dire need of such equipment. 

Ex-US diplomats urge Biden to stop providing arms to new Israeli regime MikeRivero Fri, 12/02/2022 - 14:08

Two former American diplomats have called on the administration of US President Joe Biden to no longer provide offensive weapons or military aid to Israel’s new regime, expressing fear that the far-right extremists would further aggravate the situation in the occupied cities of al-Quds and the West Bank.

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Netanyahu gives Smotrich broad powers over settlements, Palestinian construction MikeRivero Fri, 12/02/2022 - 10:24

Prime minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu granted far-right leader Bezalel Smotrich extensive powers over Israeli settlements and Palestinian construction in the West Bank as part of a coalition deal signed on Thursday between Smotrich’s Religious Zionism party and Netanyahu’s Likud.

Israel orders forcible deportation of Palestinian human rights defender Salah Hammouri MikeRivero Fri, 12/02/2022 - 10:22

Palestinian human rights lawyer Salah Hammouri, who is currently imprisoned by Israel, has been ordered by the Israeli state to be deported on December 4th, following the revocation of his Jerusalem residency status. 

Following Smear Campaign, Israel Considers Barring UN Special Rapporteur Albanese from Entering Palestine, Israel MikeRivero Fri, 12/02/2022 - 10:20

Israel is considering blocking entry to Francesca Albanese, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, Israeli media reported.

Albanese, who is planning on visiting Palestine in the coming days, was accused of taking part in an online conference in Gaza last week, which allegedly included members of the Palestinian political groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad.