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Mahmoud Abbas Calls on UN to Back Deadline for Israeli Withdrawal
Society & Culture  (tags: UN general assembly, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli withdrawal from Palestine, Israeli war crimes, ethics, world, society, government, freedoms )

CarrieSIC
- 31 days ago - theguardian.com
In a hard-hitting speech to the UN general assembly in NY, he also accused Israel of "war crimes carried out before the eyes of the world" during the recent 50-day Gaza war that ended in a ceasefire on Aug.26 adding that Israel had "perpetrated genocide".
Netanyahu Erases the Boundary Between World Jewry and Israel in Celebration of 'Our Country' (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, American Jews, Netanyahu, ethics, dishonesty, government, politics, society, news )

CarrieSIC
- 32 days ago - mondoweiss.net
There's a reason Netanyahu says we're a united community. Israel needs English-speaking Jews to maintain its international support. We built Israel together, he says, and are all committed to it:
An Israel Equal for All, Jewish or Not
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Human Rights, Zionism, multi cultural, religious diversity, education, society, culture, freedoms, news, interesting, ethics, government, politics )

CarrieSIC
- 32 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Israel is out of step with much of the world. Over time, nations have become more ethnically and religiously diverse; populations have become more urban and educated; and economies have become more commercial.
Gaza Artist Displays Paintings in Rubble of Bombed Home
Society & Culture  (tags: Raed Issa, paintings, Gaza, society, culture, destruction, Human Rights, Israel, war, violence, humans, freedoms, world )

CarrieSIC
- 32 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Gaza-based painter Raed Issa's home was destroyed during this summer's intensive Israeli attack on Gaza, which killed over 2,000 people. But, in the slow clear-up and under-resourced reconstruction which has followed, Issa has sought to find a way...
Israel Carries Out Extrajudicial Killing of Two Palestinians Suspected in Israeli Youths Kidnapping
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, Human Rights, suspects, law, murder, crime, ethics, violence, culture, humans, death, freedoms )

CarrieSIC
- 34 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Overnight Tuesday Israeli special forces killed two Palestinian men who were suspected of kidnapping and slaying three Israeli youths abducted in June while hitchhiking in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc of the West Bank.
What Max Blumenthal Saw in Gaza
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Gaza, destruction, death, Human Rights, family, society, culture, humans, freedoms, sadness, world, news )

CarrieSIC
- 34 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Everywhere he went people would invite him into their homes, which were sometimes mere concrete slabs or open basements because the house was gone, and then: Please have some coffee. You must drink some soda, it is very hot today. Here are some sweets...
Israeli Refuseniks Expose Occupation's Dark Underbelly
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, military, 'refuseniks, death, dishonesty, freedoms, ethics, society, politics, violence, safety, government )

CarrieSIC
- 35 days ago - mondoweiss.net
An illustration of the desperate choices facing Palestinians was voiced by a mother of seven in Gaza last week. She and her husband were recruited as spies in return for medical treatment in Israel for one of their children.
Family Held at Gunpoint as Israel Arrests Another Palestinian Rights Defender
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Human Rights, West Bank, Palestine, ethics, freedoms, humans, illegal occupation, law, government, politics, society, dishonesty )

CarrieSIC
- 35 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Israeli soldiers raided the family home of Ayman Nasser, legal coordinator of the Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, in the middle of the night last Thursday. He is the latest human rights defender in the occupied West Bank to be...
The Rabbi at the Merde Spectacle ~ STRONG LANGUAGE!
Society & Culture  (tags: Ohio University Hillel, Rabbi Danielle Leshaw, Megan Marzec, Israel, Gaza, student government, ethics, freedoms, interesting, society, education, Human Rights, Israeli occupation of Palestine )

CarrieSIC
- 37 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Earlier this week I wrote a post criticizing Rabbi Danielle Leshaw, the director of the Ohio University Hillel, for supporting a group that denies the existence of the occupation, and she called me a "douchebag" and an "asshole" on her twitter feed,...
Leading Writers and Editors Protest Israeli Sponsorship of Brooklyn Book Festival
Society & Culture  (tags: Brooklyn Book Festival, sponsorship, Human Rights, writers, editors, Israel, Gaza, ethics, society, news, world, sadness, interesting, freedoms )

CarrieSIC
- 37 days ago - mondoweiss.net
It is deeply regrettable that the Festival has chosen to accept funding from the Israeli government just weeks after Israel's bloody 50-day assault on the Gaza Strip, which left over 2100 Palestinians - including 500 children - dead, displaced a fourth...
Gaza and the American Awakening
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, Americans, liberal Jews, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, Human Rights, freedoms, violence, death, dishonesty, ethics, politics, government )

CarrieSIC
- 37 days ago - mondoweiss.net
While the Israeli government talks about "pinpoint strikes" and "unprovoked attacks from Hamas" it has become increasingly difficult to ignore the massive destruction of the Gazan infrastructure,hospitals,schools,government buildings, UN facilities, homes
Naive? At a Jewish Spiritual Retreat Center, I Insist on Talking About Gaza
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Israel, Gaza, religion, Human Rights, ethics, dishonesty, society, culture, death, education, humans, violence, rights, sadness, politics, freedoms )

CarrieSIC
- 37 days ago - mondoweiss.net
The retreat was described as a 'transformative experience', where we could delve deep into spiritual practice and emerge refreshed and purified. I was here to teach a yoga meditation workshop. I'd also volunteered to lead some discussions on Israel/Gaza.
Israeli Supreme Court Upholds Law Allowing Housing Discrimination Against Palestinians
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, apartheid Israeli regime, government, ethics, freedoms, society, law, news, rights, humans, dishonesty )

CarrieSIC
- 39 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Yesterday, Israel's Supreme Court dismissed a petition by Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel effectually facilitating the Judaization of more Palestinian owned land inside Israel.
Hundreds of Gaza Children Permanently Disabled By This Summer's Conflict
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Gaza, Human Rights, rehabilitation, medical care, children, disabled, society, sadness, violence, ethics, crime, freedoms, safety, health, family, rights )

CarrieSIC
- 39 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
This summer's 51 days of fighting between Israel and Hamas took a heavy toll on Gaza's children, killing 501, according to U.N. figures. It injured an additional 3,374, and though the bombs have stopped, hundreds of those children face an uncertain future
This Is Our Land!': West Bank Village Wadi Fukin Fights Largest Israeli Land Grab in Decades Israel/Palestine Kelly Lynn on Sept
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, land grab, Human Rights, ethics, dishonesty, freedoms, news, society, rights, corruption, abuse, government, law )

CarrieSIC
- 41 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Leaders in the village of Wadi Fukin have galvanized locals into organizing Friday demonstrations against Israeli occupation for the first time in years, after 4,000 dunams (nearly 1,000 acres) in the southern West Bank was declared "state land" by Israel
 

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