Thought for the day

"The supreme trick of mass insanity is that it persuades you that the only abnormal person is the one who refuses to join in the madness of others, the one who tries vainly to resist. We will never understand totalitarianism if we do not understand that people rarely have the strength to be uncommon." -- Eugene Ionesco

Anger, sadness: Thousands mourn Palestinians killed by Israel MikeRivero Sun, 11/27/2022 - 08:16

Two Palestinian men have succumbed to their wounds after they were shot by the Israeli army in separate incidents in the northern Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Nablus.

Mohammad Abu Kishek, aged 22, was pronounced dead by the Palestinian Ministry of Health on Wednesday night, less than 24 hours after he was shot in the stomach by Israeli forces during a raid on Tuesday night.

Watch: Only Israeli lives matter to the British media redress Fri, 11/25/2022 - 12:09
Dr Husam Zomlot, Head of the Palestinian Mission to the United Kingdom: 

"On the background of yesterday’s [23 November] events in Jerusalem: I asked the [Channel 4 News] presenter [Krishnan Guru-Murthy]: Why do you hurry to invite us for interviews when there are dead and wounded Israelis, when you didn’t invite us during the past days when the [Israeli] occupation army killed 11 Palestinians, including five children?...">>

The recent decision by the United States Department of Justice to open an investigation into the killing, last May, of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh is not a game-changer, but important and worthy of reflection, nonetheless. 

Israeli Military Chief Says Joint Activity With US to Significantly Expand MikeRivero Fri, 11/25/2022 - 06:58

The head of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) returned to Israel on Thursday after five days of talks with US officials in Washington that were focused on Iran and said joint military operations between the US and Israel will be “significantly expanded.”

Netanyahu to agree to soft annexation of West Bank: Israeli media MikeRivero Fri, 11/25/2022 - 06:09

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)

A general view shows illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank. (File photo by Reuters)

Are we obsessed with Israel? redress Wed, 11/23/2022 - 14:40

Mohamed El-Doufani says we must not lose sight of one legacy of British imperialism, Israel, its persecution and oppression of the Palestinians, its nuclear and chemical weapons arsenal, and its disregard for international law and institutions. >>

Jews dont count? Says who? redress Wed, 11/23/2022 - 14:38
As Netanyahu forms Israel's first fascist government, the US must respond MikeRivero Wed, 11/23/2022 - 09:59

Bezalel Smotrich and Itamar Ben-Gvir will be looking to brutally eradicate Palestinian resistance and dismantle Israeli democracy. The world must act as it did against Russia

Student in Jenin killed by Israeli army on the way to school MikeRivero Wed, 11/23/2022 - 08:39

On Monday, November 21, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian high school student from Jenin refugee camp, and injured three others, during a military operation in the city of Jenin, 98 km northwest of Jerusalem.

16-year-old student dead after 2 explosions rock Jerusalem MikeRivero Wed, 11/23/2022 - 07:53

Two explosions shook Jerusalem early Wednesday, killing a teenager and injuring more than a dozen others in a suspected “combined terror attack,” according to an Israeli police spokesperson and the teen’s family.

The first explosion occurred at a bus station near the entrance to Jerusalem at 7:06 a.m., injuring at least 11 people, including the teen who later died, the spokesperson said.

After a second explosion almost half an hour later at the city’s Ramot junction, at 7:30 a.m., three people were evacuated with minor injuries, police added.