Israel

  • When medical personnel stand by and watch a murder

    »Even if we assume that medical personnel must indeed wait for sappers to determine that a wounded person doesn’t pose any danger – where was that sapper? Why doesn’t he or she automatically show up alongside the medical personnel?« Dr Tsil Regev...
  • Netanyahu at War

    The polarized nature of the current political climate, and the sensitivity that surrounds Israel as a U.S. ally in the broader context of the Middle East, will likely color how many perceive “Netanyahu at War.” ...
  • Israelis are being stabbed to death in the streets of Jerusalem − why doesn’t anyone care?

    “What we have witnessed these past weeks has looked like solidarity with murderous Palestinian knife-wielders, mixed with callousness towards innocent Israelis' lives.”...
  • The Day When Israel Attacked America

    On the surface of things, the United States and Israel seem perfect allies. U.S. President Harry Truman acknowledged the modern state of Israel the same day it was created in 1948. The United States gives Israel $3.1 billion annually. In a region of the world that very generally does...
  • The Syrian Conundrum and Assads

    Assad with a demoralised army in return tended to augment the sectarian feature of the conflict with the Iranian intervention, as Iran brought in its proxy Shite fundamentalist group of Hezbollah to the fray along with Iraqi fundamentalist Shiite militias. Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan and Turkey are supporting the...
  • Palestinian Statehood Resolution Fails at UN

    The UN Security Council rejected (NYT) a Palestinian draft resolution that called for the negotiation of Israeli-Palestinian peace deal based on Palestinian statehood along 1967 territorial lines. The draft resolution, which carried a twelve-month deadline and called for Israel’s withdrawal from Palestinian territories by 2017, failed to win the nine-vote majority...
  • Hanukkah in Israel

    #Hanukkah, also known as the festival of lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday that commemorates the Jewish uprising in the second century B.C. against the Greek-Syrian kingdom. Today marks the eighth day of Hanukkah when the last candle will be lit on the menorah...
  • RELEASE: CIA review of High Value Target Assassinations, Full Document!

    CIA Best Practices in Counterinsurgency WikiLeaks, on Thursday 18 December, published a review by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of its “High Value Target” (HVT) assassination programme. The report weighs the pros and cons of killing “insurgent” leaders in assassination plots. After the report was prepared, US drone strike killings rose...
  • Israel bans Norwegian doctor from Gaza

    Mads Gilbert, an outspoken Norwegian doctor and activist who treated patients at Gaza’s al-Shifa hospital during Israel’s assault on the Palestinian territory this summer, has been denied access to Gaza “indefinitely” by Israeli authorities. Gilbert told Al Jazeera on Friday that he was turned away from the Erez border crossing...