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Jewish Voice for Peace: Open Letter - We Must Hold Israel Accountable PLEASE SIGN
World  (tags: JVP, Jewish Voice for Peace, israel, palestine, Gaza, open letter, security, justice, equality, peace )

- 1 hour ago -
The crisis in Israel and Palestine is rooted in the idea that Jewish lives matter more than Palestinian lives. We must reaffirm that all Israelis and Palestinians deserve security, justice, and equality. We must mourn all those who have died.
Israel Is Not My Birthright
World  (tags: violence, world, war, society, politics, ethics, death, crime, conflict, israel, palestine, HumanRights, children )

- 14 hours ago -
I was raised to think the country was ours by divine right. But this horror in Gaza has challenged even my deepest beliefs.
'Telegenically Dead': Israel's Crumbling Media War
World  (tags: media, propaganda manual, Human Rights, middle-east, palestine, israel, hasbara, The Israel Project, , Orwellian, pro-Israeli propaganda, , Benjamin Netanyahu, Committee for Accuracy i )

- 16 hours ago -
Even while the framework of "Blame Hamas" dominates mainstream media coverage, the humanity of Palestinian people is cracking through the decades long, well established façade of pro-Israeli propaganda.
Haaretz, Shock-and-Awe Unlikely to Work on Hamas, Gazans
World  (tags: Haaretz, Shock-and-awe, Gaza, israel, palestine )

- 16 hours ago -
Israel is banking on scope of destruction to cow the enemy, but is making the wrong assumptions. The demands Hamas is making for a cease-fire are national, not tactical, in character. For example, it demands that the blockade be lifted,
An Israeli Soldier's Story - Eran Efrati   video
World  (tags: israel, Hebron, IDF, palestine )

- 17 hours ago -
Eran talk about his experiences in the IDF and then more broadly discusses Israel, its relationship to the U.S. and the global expansion of militarism.
Jon Snow: The Children of Gaza   video
World  (tags: Gaza, middle-east, palestine, israel, children, injured, Jon Snow, Channel 4 )

- 18 hours ago -
Jon Snow recounts the scene in Gaza's al-Shifa hospital, where doctors struggle to treat adults and children wounded by Israeli attacks. " "In some way, every one of us shares a responsibility for this. Together, we can make a difference."
Snowblog: Gaza Is Not Just About Them, It's About Us, Too
World  (tags: Jon Snow, Gaza, Israel, palestine, violence, war, humankind, failure )

- 19 hours ago -
This is humankind's most grievous cancer, for its cells infect conflicts in every corner of the world. We fail as humankind if we do not devise a coming-together. Our leaders, as a vast priority, have to try and try again to use every mechanism ......
John Kerry: The Betrayal
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', asia, humanrights, iran, israel, politics, palestine, news, terrorism, unitednations, world, war )

- 20 hours ago -
when the Times of Israel;s Avi Issacharoff first reported the content of John Kerry's cease fire proposal on Friday afternoon, I wondered if something had gotten lost in translation.
Muslims Pray in Gaza Church as Bombs Fall Ahead of Eid
World  (tags: Gaza, church, Muslims, Christians, Saint Porphyrius Church, Greek Orthodox, shelter, prayers, palestine, israel )

- 21 hours ago -
"They let us pray. It's changed my view of Christians - I didn't really know any before, but they've become our brothers," said Mr Khalaf, 27. "We [Muslims] prayed all together last night. Here, the love between Muslims and Christians has grown."
Pope Asks Please Stop!
World  (tags: humanrights, palestine, war, violence, israel )

- 23 hours ago -
With his voice appearing to crack with emotion, the pope broke off from his scripted remarks to make a direct appeal for fighting to end. "Please stop! I ask you with all my heart, it's time to stop. Stop, please!"
An Open Letter to David Cameron: The Gaza Crisis Must End PLEASE SIGN
World  (tags: middle-east, israel, palestine, Gaza, Great Britain, open letter, violence, war, Human Rights )

- 1 day ago -
We call upon the UK Government to press Israel and Egypt to fulfil their obligations under international law, to redouble efforts to end the blockade of Gaza and to give full support to achieve a just and fair solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Both Israelis and Palestinians Are Losers in This Conflict
World  (tags: israel, palestine, Gaza, humanrights, middle-east, conflict )

- 1 day ago -
"This is not a political conflict but a human one, between two peoples who share the deep and seemingly irreconcilable conviction that they are entitled to the same small piece of land."
85 Dead Bodies Pulled From Under Rubble in Gaza, Bringing Death Toll to 990
World  (tags: assault-siege on Gaza-Palestine 2014, war crimes, ethnic cleansing of Palestine, end all US military aid to Israel, now!, death, children, HumanRights, europe, media, usa, terrorism, palestine, Refugees&Relief, UnitedNations, news, freedoms )

- 1 day ago -
Palestinian rescue teams and paramedics pulled Saturday (until 14:08 p.m.) 85 bodies from under the rubble of homes completely leveled by Israeli shelling across Gaza Strip, bringing the death toll to 990
Thousands Rally in Tel Aviv Against Israel War on Gaza
World  (tags: Tel Aviv protest, end the occupation ofPalestine-Gaza Stri, activists, Israel assault on Gaza 2013-siege, war, terrorism, palestine, news, middle-east, media, UnitedNations, usa, death, blog, children, HumanRights )

- 1 day ago -
Thousands of Israelis have taken to the streets in Tel Aviv to condemn the incessant military strikes against the Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip, which have killed more than 1,000 people and wounded many more since July 8.
PICTURES - Ex-Israeli Security Chief Diskin: 'All the Conditions Are There for An Explosion'
World  (tags: Israel, security chief, der Spiegel, interview, middle-east, conflict, death, government, humans, media, palestine, politics, society, terrorism, war, world )

- 1 day ago -
In an interview with SPIEGEL, Yuval Diskin, former director of Israel's internal security service Shin Bet, speaks of the current clash between Israel and the Palestinians, what must be done to achieve peace and the lack of leadership in the Middle East.

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