The Irgun . “The National Military Organization in the Land of Israel”), or Etzel , was a Zionist paramilitary organization that operated in Mandate Palestine and then Israel between 1931 and 1948. It was an offshoot of the older and larger Jewish paramilitary organization Haganah [1] The Irgun has been viewed as a terrorist organization or organization which carried out terrorist acts.

Irgun was described as a terrorist organization by the United Nations, British, and United States governments; in media such as The New York Times newspaper;[8][9] as well as by the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry,[10][11] the 1946 Zionist Congress[12] and the Jewish Agency.

Menachem Begin Before the creation of the state of Israel, he was the leader of the Zionist militant group Irgun



Prisoner Revolt at Auschwitz-Birkenau

On October 7, 1944, having learned that the SS was going to liquidate much of the squad, the members of the Sonderkommando at Crematorium IV rose in revolt. The Germans crushed the revolt. Nearly 250 prisoners died during the fighting and guards shot another 200 after the mutiny was suppressed.





On March 9, 1947, Barazani was sent on a mission to assassinate a senior British officer, Brigadier A.P. Davies, with a grenade. He was stopped and searched by a British patrol which found him near the Schneller Camp, a British installation in Jerusalem.


1932 –  1990



Bertrand Russell’s Last Message to an International Conference of Parliamentarians meeting in Cairo.

No people anywhere in the world would accept being expelled en masse from their own country; how can anyone require the people of Palestine to accept a punishment which nobody else would tolerate? A permanent just settlement of the refugees in their homeland is an essential ingredient of any genuine settlement in the Middle East.

This statement on the Middle East was dated 31st January, 1970, and was read on 3rd February, the day after Bertrand Russell’s death, to an International Conference of Parliamentarians meeting in Cairo.

The latest phase of the undeclared war in the Middle East is based upon a profound miscalculation. The bombing raids deep into Egyptian territory will not persuade the civilian population to surrender, but will stiffen their resolve to resist. This is the lesson of all aerial bombardment.

The Vietnamese who have endured years of American heavy bombing have responded not by capitulation but by shooting down more enemy aircraft. In 1940 my own fellow countrymen resisted Hitler’s bombing raids with unprecedented unity and determination. For this reason, the present Israeli attacks will fail in their essential purpose, but at the same time they must be condemned vigorously throughout the world. The development of the crisis in the Middle East is both dangerous and instructive. For over 20 years Israel has expanded by force of arms. After every stage in this expansion Israel has appealed to “reason” and has suggested “negotiations”.

This is the traditional role of the imperial power, because it wishes to consolidate with the least difficulty what it has already taken by violence. Every new conquest becomes the new basis of the proposed negotiation from strength, which ignores the injustice of the previous aggression. The aggression committed by Israel must be condemned, not only because no state has the right to annexe foreign territory, but because every expansion is an experiment to discover how much more aggression the world will tolerate. The refugees who surround Palestine in their hundreds of thousands were described recently by the Washington journalist I.F. Stone as “the moral millstone around the neck of world Jewry.” Many of the refugees are now well into the third decade of their precarious existence in temporary settlements.

The tragedy of the people of Palestine is that their country was “given” by a foreign Power to another people for the creation of a new State. The result was that many hundreds of thousands of innocent people were made permanently homeless. With every new conflict their number have increased. How much longer is the world willing to endure this spectacle of wanton cruelty? It is abundantly clear that the refugees have every right to the homeland from which they were driven, and the denial of this right is at the heart of the continuing conflict.

No people anywhere in the world would accept being expelled en masse from their own country; how can anyone require the people of Palestine to accept a punishment which nobody else would tolerate? A permanent just settlement of the refugees in their homeland is an essential ingredient of any genuine settlement in the Middle East. We are frequently told that we must sympathize with Israel because of the suffering of the Jews in Europe at the hands of the Nazis.

I see in this suggestion no reason to perpetuate any suffering. What Israel is doing today cannot be condoned, and to invoke the horrors of the past to justify those of the present is gross hypocrisy. Not only does Israel condemn a vast number. of refugees to misery; not only are many Arabs under occupation condemned to military rule; but also Israel condemns the Arab nations only recently emerging from colonial status, to continued impoverishment as military demands take precedence over national development. All who want to see an end to bloodshed in the Middle East must ensure that any settlement does not contain the seeds of future conflict. Justice requires that the first step towards a settlement must be an Israeli withdrawal from all the territories occupied in June, 1967. A new world campaign is needed to help bring justice to the long–suffering people of the Middle East.



United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3379

The General Assembly,

Recalling its resolution 1904 (XVIII) of 20 November 1963, proclaiming the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, and in particular its affirmation that “any doctrine of racial differentiation or superiority is scientifically false, morally condemnable, socially unjust and dangerous” and its expression of alarm at “the manifestations of racial discrimination still in evidence in some areas in the world, some of which are imposed by certain Governments by means of legislative, administrative or other measures”,

Recalling also that, in its resolution 3151 G (XXVIII) of 14 December 1973, the General Assembly condemned, inter alia, the unholy alliance between South African racism and zionism,

Taking note of the Declaration of Mexico on the Equality of Women and Their Contribution to Development and Peace 1975, proclaimed by the World Conference of the International Women’s Year, held at Mexico City from 19 June to 2 July 1975, which promulgated the principle that “international co-operation and peace require the achievement of national liberation and independence, the elimination of colonialism and neo-colonialism, foreign occupation, zionism, apartheid and racial discrimination in all its forms, as well as the recognition of the dignity of peoples and their right to self-determination”,

Taking note also of resolution 77 (XII) adopted by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Organization of African Unity at its twelfth ordinary session, held at Kampala from 28 July to 1 August 1975, which considered “that the racist regime in occupied Palestine and the racist regime in Zimbabwe and South Africa have a common imperialist origin, forming a whole and having the same racist structure and being organically linked in their policy aimed at repression of the dignity and integrity of the human being”,

Taking note also of the Political Declaration and Strategy to Strengthen International Peace and Security and to Intensify Solidarity and Mutual Assistance among Non-Aligned Countries, adopted at the Conference of Ministers for Foreign Affairs of Non-Aligned Countries held at Lima from 25 to 30 August 1975, which most severely condemned zionism as a threat to world peace and security and called upon all countries to oppose this racist and imperialist ideology,

Determines that Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination.



Resolution 46/86

The full text of the revocation was simply:[18][19]

“The General Assembly decides to revoke the determination contained in its resolution 3379 (XXX) of 10 November 1975.”



The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin

The milieu of right-wing religious nationalists that Amir inhabited will be familiar to anyone who follows the news in Israel today, but it’s striking to see that it was so fully developed two decades ago. Though Amir discussed his plans only with his brother, Hagai, and a friend, he spoke openly and often about the need for Rabin to be killed, and many of his friends and fellow-students had heard him proclaim that he wanted to be the one to kill him. Israeli security forces, focussed on Palestinian terrorism, devoted scant resources to tracking Israeli extremists. Agents of the Shin Bet, the internal-security service, were aware of ominous chatter in extremist circles, but they were not prepared for the threat.

They should have been: little more than a year earlier, Baruch Goldstein, a resident of an isolated West Bank settlement called Kiryat Arba, walked into a mosque at the Cave of the Patriarchs, a contested holy site in the Palestinian city of Hebron, and killed twenty-nine worshippers and wounded a hundred and twenty-five before being beaten to death. Goldstein became a folk hero to many people in the settler community. After the massacre, Rabin considered dismantling a nearby settlement, Tel Rumeida. But settler leaders warned him that such an action could provoke an armed reaction, and a former chief Ashkenazi rabbi commanded Israeli Army soldiers to disobey an evacuation order. Rabin backed down.



2006 Palestinian legislative election



United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334  (23 December 2016)

United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 was adopted on 23 December 2016. It concerns the Israeli settlements in “Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem”. The resolution passed in a 14–0 vote by members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Four members with United Nations Security Council veto power (China, France, Russia, and the United Kingdom) voted for the resolution, while the United States abstained.

The resolution states that Israel’s settlement activity constitutes a “flagrant violation” of international law and has “no legal validity”. It demands that Israel stop such activity and fulfill its obligations as an occupying power under the Fourth Geneva Convention.

The resolution passed in a 14–0 vote by members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Four members with United Nations Security Council veto power (China, France, Russia, and the United Kingdom) voted for the resolution, while the United States abstained


Rabin was assassinated by an extremist named Yigal Amir, who opposed the terms of the Oslo Accords.



No, Israel Does Not Have the Right to Self-Defense In International Law Against Occupied Palestinian Territory
By : Noura Erakat







IDF summons chief rabbi pick for clarifications over rape comments

Question asking in the light of certain biblical passages if IDF soldiers, for example, were permitted to commit rape during wartime despite the general understanding that such an act is widely considered repugnant.
In his response, given in 2002, Karim implied that such practices, among several others that were normally prohibited — including the consumption of nonkosher food — were permitted during battle.

“Although intercourse with a female gentile is very grave, it was permitted during wartime (under the conditions it stipulated) out of consideration for the soldiers’ difficulties,” he wrote. “And since our concern is the success of the collective in the war, the Torah permitted [soldiers] to satisfy the evil urge under the conditions it stipulated for the sake of the collective’s success.”



Hamas recognizes 1967 borders, rejects Israel

Palestinian Islamist group Hamas has altered its three-decade-old charter, softening its tone somewhat while rejecting negotiations with Israel. Israel has accused Hamas of attempting to fool the world.

Hamas presents new charter accepting a Palestine based on 1967 borders


May 21, 2018

Jewish grassroots group prays in Vancouver to protest Israel’s actions in Gaza

Independent Jewish Voices Canada held a Shavu’ot holiday memorial on Monday for Palestinian demonstrators killed in Gaza. The group also voiced opposition to what they say is mainstream complicity in allowing continued use of violence on behalf of Israel to control Gazan protesters.
By Perrin Grauer StarMetro Vancouver



61 killed in Gaza riots; IAF strikes multiple Hamas targets
Protests on Gaza border fence escalate as US embassy inaugurated in Jerusalem; medical sources say more than 1,200 people wounded from live fire, some 1,200 suffer other types of injuries; Hamas orders protesters to pull back; PA announces national day of mourning.
Yoav Zitun, Elior Levy|Last update: 05.14.18 , 23:47,7340,L-5260097,00.html

The 2018–2019 Gaza border protests, were a series of demonstrations held each Friday in the Gaza Strip near the Gaza-Israel border from 30 March 2018 until 27 December 2019, during which a total of 223 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces.

223 killed; 9,204 injured


Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposal would bury the two-state solution
Simon Tisdall

The Israeli PM’s West Bank annexation idea is likely to have had the nod from Trump

Sun 7 Apr 2019


December 20, 2021

— From 2014-2020, U.N. agencies spent nearly $4.5 billion in Gaza, including $600 million in 2020 alone. More than 80% of that funding is channeled through the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, who make up three-fourths of Gaza’s population. Some 280,000 children in Gaza attend schools run by UNRWA, which also provides health services and food aid.

— Qatar has provided $1.3 billion in aid to Gaza since 2012 for construction, health services and agriculture. That includes $360 million pledged in January for 2021 and another $500 million pledged for reconstruction after the war in May. Qatar’s aid also goes to needy families and to help pay Hamas government salaries.

— The Palestinian Authority says it will spend $1.7 billion on Gaza this year, mainly on salaries for tens of thousands of civil servants who stopped working when Hamas took over in 2007.


27 April 2021

Human Rights Watch
Q&A: A Threshold Crossed
Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution


2022 immigration leads to decline in Israel’s Jewish majority


Nov 2, 2022

Kahanism Won. Israel Is Now Closing in on a Right-wing, Religious, Authoritarian Revolution

The big winner in the country’s 25th Knesset elections is the chairman of Otzma Yehudit, Itamar Ben Gvir, and that the big loser is Israel.

Kahanism (Hebrew: כהניזם) is a religious Zionist ideology based on the views of Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the Jewish Defense League and the Kach party in Israel.

Kahane held the view that most Arabs living in Israel are enemies of Jews and Israel itself, and believed that a Jewish theocratic state, where non-Jews have no voting rights, should be created

The party has been banned by the Israeli government. In 2004, the U.S. State Department designated it a Foreign Terrorist Organization.[2][3] In 2022, it was removed from the U.S. terror blacklist due to “insufficient evidence” of the group’s ongoing activity, but it remains a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) entity.[4]

Yisrael Beiteinu chairman Avigdor Lieberman was once a member of the outlawed far-right party Kach, Haaretz learned yesterday.


2021–22 Palestinian local elections

The Central Elections Commission announced that they would take place in two phases. The first phase was scheduled to be held on 11 December 2021 for 387 municipalities and village councils in West Bank and Gaza, with elections in 90 other localites to be held later.

Voters were angry with the postponement of the presidential election and the legislative election by President Mahmoud Abbas.

Hamas announced that it would boycott the elections unless the Palestinian Authority agreed to hold the general elections as well.[7]

Hamas is more popular than Fatah (47% to 29%) in the cities in the Gaza Strip that might participate in the second phase of local elections.

Round 1

Date Pollster Sample
Fatah Hamas Others Undecided DK/NA
14–23 October 2021 PCPSR 1,800 41% 27.1% 7.2% 14.0% 7.6%


Round 2

Date Pollster Sample
Fatah Hamas Others Undecided DK/NA
8–11 December 2021 PCPSR 1,270 38%[a] 30%[a]
29%[b] 47%[b]
14–23 October 2021 PCPSR 1,800 35.4% 35.4% 10.5% 13.0% 4.5%




Feb 2023

The opposition voiced by the foreign ministers of Britain, France, Germany, Italy and the United States has drawn attention to Israel’s settlement policy. Here are answers to some key questions:


Biden’s Confrontation With Netanyahu Had Been Brewing for Years  (March 2023)

The president’s decision to publicly criticize Israel is highly unusual for a leader who has pledged not to interfere in the country’s domestic politics.


Armed Israeli settlers rampage through Palestinian town in revenge attack (21 June 2023)


Gallup   ()

Democrats’ Sympathies in Middle East Shift to Palestinians
by Lydia Saad


Pew Research Center

July 11, 2022

2. American views of Israel


Young Americans’ attitudes are as favorable toward the Palestinian people and government as toward Israel




Public Opinion Poll No (88)

Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR)

71% support the formation of armed groups
86% say the PA does not have the right to arrest members of these armed groups
58% believe that armed groups will spread to the rest of the West Bank
51% expect a third intifada

71% of the public (79% in the Gaza Strip and 66% in the West Bank) say they are in favor of forming armed groups such as the “Lions’ Den” and the “Jenin Battalion,” which do not take orders from the PA and are not part of the PA security services; 23% are against that.

Support for the formation of armed groups increases in the Gaza Strip (79%) compared to the West Bank (66%), in refugee camps and cities (85% and 72% respectively) compared to villages (61%), among those whose age is between 18 and 22 years (77%) compared to those whose age is 40 years and above (69%), among refugees (78%) compared to non-refugees (66%), among holders of BA degree (77%) compared to those with primary education (70%), among students (80%) compared to merchants (50%), among the unmarried (76%) compared to the married (70%) among the religious (76%) compared to the somewhat religious (68%), and among supporters of Hamas and third parties (86% and 76% respectively) compared to supporters of Fateh (65%).

A majority of 55% are worried that the formation of such armed groups could lead to armed clashes with the PA security services; 41% are not worried. Nonetheless, 80% say they are against the surrender of the armed groups’ members and their arms to the PA in order to receive protection against Israeli assassination; 16% say they are for it. The vast majority (86%) says the PA does not have the right to arrest member of these armed groups in order to prevent them from carrying out attacks against Israel or to provide them with protection; only 11% say they favor it.


Jul 2, 2023

International Community Starts Speaking of ‘One-state Reality’ in Light of Israel’s Settlement Construction

Former UN secretary general recently warned that the two-state solution is no longer relevant. His statement joins the calls of others, who believe that the time has come to abandon the ‘land for peace’ formula and focus on the demand that Israel grant equal rights to Palestinians


Israel military launches largest attacks on West Bank in nearly 20 years (3 July 2023)



Armed Israeli settlers filmed assaulting Palestinian in Bani Naim (13 aug 2023)



A former Mossad chief says Israel is enforcing an apartheid system in the West Bank  (6 Sep 2023)

رئیس سابق موساد می گوید اسرائیل در حال اجرای سیستم آپارتاید در کرانه باختری است (6 سپتامبر 2023)

Leading rights groups in Israel and abroad and Palestinians have accused Israel and its 56-year occupation of the West Bank of morphing into an apartheid system that they say gives Palestinians second-class status and is designed to maintain Jewish hegemony from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea.

Tamir Pardo said that as Mossad chief, he repeatedly warned Netanyahu that he needed to decide what Israel’s borders were, or risk the destruction of a state for the Jews.

“There is an apartheid state here,” Tamir Pardo said in an interview. “In a territory where two people are judged under two legal systems, that is an apartheid state.”


Apartheid South Africa reached a tipping point, Israel will, too

White South Africans realised their apartheid project was unsustainable; Israelis will, too.

Suren Pillay
Published On 16 Nov 2023


Palestinian killed as Israeli settlers attack West Bank town of Huwara ()



Why the Hamas surprise attack on Israel is such a significant strike
Attack described by some observers as ‘Israel’s 9/11’ and akin to Yom Kippur War
Mark Gollom · CBC News · Posted: Oct 07, 2023


There is nothing surprising about Hamas’s operation   ()
Operation Al-Aqsa Flood was provoked by Israeli aggression and occupation. It is an act of resistance.
Somdeep Sen
Associate Professor of International Development Studies at Roskilde University


Blinken says U.S. has ‘not yet seen’ evidence of Iran involvement in Hamas attack on Israel
Published Sun, Oct 8 202312:09 PM EDT


8 Oct 2023




9 Oct 2023

Chart: 6,407 Palestinians and 308 Israelis Killed in Violence in Last 15 Years




Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque complex on fifth day of Sukkot  ()

Israeli settlers have stormed the complex in groups and attempted to perform ‘Talmudic rituals’, according to a Waqf official.


‘We are not attacking civilians’: Hamas  (8 Oct 2023)



8 Oct 2023

News about Hamas
The Times of Israel
US pro-Palestinian groups applaud Hamas terror onslaught, plan support rallies
Student groups backed by New York chapter of socialist party organize demonstrations in approval of attack, as authorities step up…
Wall Street Journal
Pro-Palestinian Rally in New York City Met With Pro-Israeli Counter-Protestors
A pro-Palestinian rally at New York City’s Times Square drew crowds on Sunday afternoon who expressed support for the Hamas attack on Israel…
NYC pro-Palestine rally splits Democrats over Israel
NEW YORK — A pro-Palestinian rally Sunday in Times Square endorsed by the city chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America ensnared…


AP News
Israeli and Palestinian supporters rally across U.S. as Israel declares war after Hamas attack
1 of 4 |. Pro-Palestinian demonstrators chant slogans outside the Israeli consulate in Atlanta on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023. Supporters of Israel…


Daily Mail
Fury as Palestinian protester waves a SWASTIKA at anti-Israel rally in New York City’s Times Square as thousan
Angry bystanders have clashed with pro-Palestine protesters as they gathered in Times Square ahead of a march. New York is the city with the…


Pro-Palestine rally in Times Square
NEW YORK (PIX11) — A pro-Palestine rally is being held in Times Square on Sunday after Hamas attacked Israel in the ongoing conflict in the…
New York Post
Pro-Palestinian rally met by Israel supporters in Midtown as Hochul slams ‘abhorrent’ demonstration after Hamas attack
New York City Democratic Socialists of America are holding a pro-Palestinian rally in Times Square following an attack on Israel by Islamist…
New York Daily News
Hundreds fill Times Square for rival protests over violence in Israel
Violence in the Middle East reverberated Sunday in Times Square, where pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli protesters came face to face during…
The Times of Israel
Pro-Palestinian protest of several hundred in New York, support terror onslaught
Several hundred pro-Palestinian demonstrators rally in support of the Hamas terror attack on Israel in New York City’s Times Square.


Rallies raise question of whether Canada should have a law against public cheering of terrorism

Protesters in several countries demonstrate over Israeli airstrikes

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Thousands of people in Muslim countries and beyond held demonstrations Friday in solidarity with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, calling for an end to Israel’s blockade and airstrikes in the wake of a brutal incursion into southern Israel by fighters from the Hamas militant group that rules Gaza.
By The Associated Press
Friday, October 20, 2023

In France and Germany, Palestinian supporters say they struggle to be heard
By Riham Alkousaa, Thomas Escritt and Layli Foroudi
October 19, 202311:22 AM PDT

FIRST READING: As a spooked Europe cracks down on pro-Hamas rallies, Canada … doesn’t

France is deporting Hamas supporters. Germany has banned pro-Hamas rallies. The U.K. is promising hate charges

Palestinians and Canadian supporters gathered in front of the Consulate General of Israel in Toronto Tuesday night to protest the leveling of a Gaza hospital that killed an estimated 500 people.
By Nur Dogan, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter New Canadian Media
Thursday, October 19, 2023


More than 1,000 pro-Palestinian demonstrators protest near Israeli consulate after Gaza hospital attack

The rally was one of several pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli demonstrations in recent days in several cities, including Toronto, Mississauga, Montreal, Ottawa and elsewhere.

‘Stop Genocide’: Pro-Palestinian protesters rally across U.S., Jewish pacifists arrested at Capitol

French court states that pro-Palestinian protests should be banned case by case
By Layli Foroudi
October 18, 20238:23 AM PDT

The Conseil d’Etat upheld the validity of the note but said that local authorities could not ban a protest based solely on the note or the fact that a protest is in support of Palestinians.

The Conseil d’Etat said in its decision that while the judges regret the approximative wording of the minister’s note, it’s intention was to instruct authorities to “ban all protests that support the Palestinian cause, that publicly justify or valorise, directly or indirectly, terrorist acts like those committed in Israel on October 7 by Hamas members.”


Türkiye finds new evidence of Israeli manipulation in Gaza hospital bombing

Fresh evidence, highlighting manipulative editing in footage provided by Israel and inconsistencies in their hospital bombing account nails the disinformation around the atrocity in Gaza.


9 October

UN Secretary-General: Hamas attacks did not happen in a vacuum, but after occupation

“I am deeply concerned about the clear violations of international humanitarian law that we are witnessing in Gaza. Let me be clear: No party to an armed conflict is above international humanitarian law,” Guterres said during a Security Council meeting on the Gaza conflict.

“I have condemned unequivocally the horrifying and unprecedented 7 October act of terror by Hamas in Israel,” he continued. “Nothing can justify the deliberate killing, injuring, and kidnapping of civilians, or the launching of rockets against civilian targets. All hostages must be treated humanely and released immediately and without conditions.”

“it is important to also recognize the attack by Hamas did not happen in a vacuum. The Palestinian people have been subjected to 56 years of suffocating occupation. They have seen their lands steadily devoured by settlements and plagued by violence, their economies stifled, their people displaced and their homes demolished. Their hopes for a political solution to their plight have been vanishing.”

“It’s time to end this vicious circle of bloodshed, hatred and polarization,”


Hamas attacks ‘did not happen in a vacuum’: 31 Harvard student organizations


On October 13, 2023, Chicago City Council held a meeting to vote on a “Resolution in Solidarity with Israel.” Gabriel Miller was one of the voices that spoke up against the double standard that is being held in favor of Israel and against Palestine.

In the end, Chicago City Council passed the pro-Israel resolution, despite the protests of people like Gabriel.

Gabriel Miller:

I would like to add my voice to the court here today in opposition to this ridiculous ridiculous resolution, at a time when the rest of the world is condemning Israel for committing war crime after war crime, Chicago is fiddling around on whether to condemn Hamas. By doing so, Chicago will be doing its part in enabling the genocide of Palestinians, and this resolution acts like it’s on the side of innocent civilians.

So in that case, I’d like to add, are you considering a resolution for condemning Israel for using white phosphorous against a civilian population? Are you considering condemning Israel for its planned war crime of forced removal of one million Palestinians from Gaza? Are you going to condemn them for cutting off food, water, and electricity to Gaza (another war crime called Selective Punishment)? Did it ever cross your mind to ever condemn Israel when they assassinated Palestinian journalist Shereen Abu Akleh in broad daylight, or when they brutalized the people carrying her coffin peacefully? Or when Israeli snipers killed innocent people protestors throughout the March of Return? Did the people in the office before you ever consider condemning Israel at any point since its inception when it crams a country full of people into a 60 mile corner of its own country, creating the largest concentration camp in history, the largest open air prison in the world?

The answer, is a resounding NO. You never considered it, nor did your ancestors. But unfortunately for you, times have changed, the world is increasingly aware of the crimes of Israel and increasingly aware of the framework of politicians who enable their continued apartheid by resolutions such as these. And in a city like Chicago, with majority black and brown people who have experienced the apartheid-like conditions of oppression in the United States, a generation of young people have emerged to understand immediately we have everything in common with the Palestinian people and nothing in common with the brutal Zionists under who they suffer.

A generation of people who are not surprised when we found out that our politicians, up to our president, spread lies about 40 babies being beheaded in order to rationalize genocide. We’re only surprised that they’re forced to walk those lies back, but of course the damage is done. People are still spewing the debunked lies about rape and massacre of babies even here in this very meeting, when there is endless evidence of Israel having killed over 500 babies in the last 48 hours alone, having dropped more bombs in 24 hours than the US dropped on Afghanistan in one year.

And finally let it be known that condemning the attack as the actions of some fringe group misses the point of what is actually going on. The attacks were carried out by a broad coalition of groups from every section of Palestinian society, not just a mosque. That coalition represents a people determined to attain freedom at any cost, and they have arrived at this point in the face of a broad coalition of right-wing Zionists and their supporters, like those in the city council who would start a meeting with a prayer calling for their attempts at freedom, a second Holocaust, were so silent you could hear a rat piss on cotton, when innocent, peaceful Palestinians are annihilated day in and day out, like the Native Americans of this country. If it were another time these same people would be condemning Africans for rebelling against their slave masters and slavery such as Nat Turner or the Haitian Revolution.

Thank you.




In the midst of war, Benjamin Netanyahu is a liability who can only make things worse. He must go
The so-called international community must also make up for its neglect of Israel-Palestine: there has to be a ceasefire
Simon Tisdall is a foreign affairs commentator. He has been a foreign editor and US editor for the Guardian
Mon 9 Oct 2023 13.09 BST


October 15, 2023

Gen. David Petraeus: Hamas’ attack on Israel was “far worse than 9/11”


Six BBC reporters taken off air as probe launched over pro-Palestine tweets
Guardian decides not to renew contract of veteran cartoonist Steve Bell after image featuring Israeli PM was pulled


Survivors of kibbutz attack turn their ire on Netanyahu

A massive security failure and antagonism toward Palestinians means many Israelis think Netanyahu has to answer for Hamas’ attack.


Paddy Cosgrave on Israel

He said he was “shocked at the rhetoric and actions of so many Western leaders & governments”, who have supported Israel. “War crimes are war crimes even when committed by allies.” He later condemned the attacks by Hamas and expressed his “hope for peaceful reconciliation”


UN chief Guterres condemns ‘collective punishment’ of Palestinians

Speaking in Beijing just hours after the bombing of the al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza, Guterres said that Hamas “attacks cannot justify the collective punishment of the Palestinian people”.


Al Jazeera debunks Israeli claim hospital strike fired from Gaza
Al Jazeera’s investigation shows Gaza rockets were intercepted by Iron Dome before explosion.
In Summary

• Al Jazeera’s digital investigation team, SANAD, analysed the station’s live-stream starting at 6.45pm Tuesday, October 17.

• They identified four Israeli air strikes on Gaza targeting the area near the hospital starting at 6.54pm, 6.55pm, 6.57pm and 6.58pm.



Gaza: UN experts decry bombing of hospitals and schools as crimes against humanity, call for prevention of genocide

19 October 2023

UN decries ‘crimes against humanity’ as Israeli troops ready for invasion
Lucy Cormack
By Lucy Cormack
October 20, 2023


19 oct 2023

General Petraeus warns of urban warfare in Gaza

The long game: General Petraeus on Israel’s options



Video investigation: What hit al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza?

Israel says Palestinian fighters bombed Gaza’s al-Ahli Arab Hospital in a misfire. Is that true?
Graphic content / People stand over bodies of Palestinians killed after a blast ripped through the Ahli Arab hospital
Published On 19 Oct 202319 Oct 2023


Thomas L. Friedman
Israel Is About to Make a Terrible Mistake
Oct. 19, 2023




Israel / Palestine United States

War and Imperialism International Relations

New Polling Shows the Palestinian Cause Is Becoming More Popular in the US


20 Oct 2023

Amnesty International

Damning evidence of war crimes as Israeli attacks wipe out entire families in Gaza



23 oct 2023 President Obama

Thoughts on Israel and Gaza

“But even as we support Israel, we should also be clear that how Israel prosecutes this fight against Hamas matters. In particular, it matters — as President Biden has repeatedly emphasized — that Israel’s military strategy abides by international law, including those laws that seek to avoid, to every extent possible, the death or suffering of civilian populations,” Obama wrote. 

اما حتی زمانی که از اسرائیل حمایت می کنیم، باید روشن باشیم که اسرائیل چگونه این مبارزه علیه حماس را تحت پیگرد قانونی قرار می دهد. به ویژه، همانطور که پرزیدنت بایدن بارها تاکید کرده است، مهم است که استراتژی نظامی اسرائیل از قوانین بین المللی، از جمله قوانینی که به دنبال آن هستند، پایبند باشد. اوباما نوشت: تا حد امکان از مرگ یا رنج مردم غیرنظامی جلوگیری شود.

“The Israeli government’s decision to cut off food, water and electricity to a captive civilian population threatens not only to worsen a growing humanitarian crisis; it could further harden Palestinian attitudes for generations, erode global support for Israel, play into the hands of Israel’s enemies, and undermine long term efforts to achieve peace and stability in the region,” he wrote.

تصمیم دولت اسرائیل برای قطع غذا، آب و برق جمعیت غیرنظامی اسیر نه تنها تهدیدی برای تشدید بحران انسانی است، بلکه می‌تواند نگرش فلسطینی‌ها را برای نسل‌ها سخت‌تر کند، حمایت جهانی از اسرائیل را از بین ببرد و به دست دشمنان اسرائیل بازی کند. و تلاش های طولانی مدت برای دستیابی به صلح و ثبات در منطقه را تضعیف می کند.

“But if we care about keeping open the possibility of peace, security and dignity for future generations of Israeli and Palestinian children — as well as for our own children — then it falls upon all of us to at least make the effort to model, in our own words and actions, the kind of world we want them to inherit,” he concluded.

اما اگر ما به باز نگه داشتن امکان صلح، امنیت و کرامت برای نسل‌های آینده کودکان اسرائیلی و فلسطینی – و همچنین فرزندان خودمان – اهمیت می‌دهیم، آنگاه بر همه ماست که حداقل برای الگوسازی تلاش کنیم. گفتار و کردار خودمان، دنیایی که می‌خواهیم آنها را به ارث ببرند.»

Still, the world is watching closely as events in the region unfold, and any Israeli military strategy that ignores the human costs could ultimately backfire. Already, thousands of Palestinians have been killed in the bombing of Gaza, many of them children. Hundreds of thousands have been forced from their homes. The Israeli government’s decision to cut off food, water and electricity to a captive civilian population threatens not only to worsen a growing humanitarian crisis; it could further harden Palestinian attitudes for generations, erode global support for Israel, play into the hands of Israel’s enemies, and undermine long term efforts to achieve peace and stability in the region.

با این حال، جهان از نزدیک شاهد وقوع رویدادهای منطقه است و هرگونه استراتژی نظامی اسرائیل که هزینه های انسانی را نادیده بگیرد، در نهایت می تواند نتیجه معکوس داشته باشد. تاکنون هزاران فلسطینی در بمباران غزه کشته شده اند که بسیاری از آنها کودک هستند. صدها هزار نفر مجبور به ترک خانه های خود شده اند. تصمیم دولت اسرائیل برای قطع غذا، آب و برق جمعیت غیرنظامی اسیر نه تنها تهدیدی برای تشدید بحران انسانی در حال افزایش است. این می‌تواند نگرش فلسطینیان را برای نسل‌ها سخت‌تر کند، حمایت جهانی از اسرائیل را از بین ببرد، به سود دشمنان اسرائیل بازی کند، و تلاش‌های بلندمدت برای دستیابی به صلح و ثبات در منطقه را تضعیف کند.

. . . . . . all of us need to do our best to put our best values, rather than our worst fears, on display.

It means acknowledging that Palestinians have also lived in disputed territories for generations; that many of them were not only displaced when Israel was formed but continue to be forcibly displaced by a settler movement that too often has received tacit or explicit support from the Israeli government; that Palestinian leaders who’ve been willing to make concessions for a two-state solution have too often had little to show for their efforts; and that it is possible for people of good will to champion Palestinian rights and oppose certain Israeli government policies in the West Bank and Gaza without being anti-semitic.


Psychological operations (United States)

Psychological warfare


Iran makes two moves, US carriers shift, and today China rules the Gulf

It’s a lot like the start of a wargame – one modelling an Iranian war on the West
Tom Sharpe
24 October 2023 • 4:54pm


25 Oct 2023

Erdogan says Hamas not terrorists but ‘mujahideen defending their lands,’ cancels Israel trip
By Lazar Berman and Agencies 25 October 2023, 1:02 pm 21

Struggle against foreign occupation cannot be equated with terrorism, Pakistan tells UN

Protest held in Paris in solidarity with Palestinians
Crowd calls for end to bombings of Gaza, cease-fire
Esra Taskin | 25.10.2023 – Update : 26.10.2023















27 October 2023 Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip


Western nations ‘threatened’ Malaysia for its support to Palestine: Anwar


27 Oct 2023

US urges Beijing to temper Iran’s response to Israel-Hamas war
Antony Blinken meets China’s foreign minister Wang Yi
Demetri Sevastopulo in Washington October 27 2023




Oct 29, 2023

Israel’s Economy Set to Shrink 11% as Hamas War Escalates: JPMorgan



Navi Pillay chairs the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel.

“The commission finds the increasingly militarised law enforcement operations of Israel and repeated attacks by Israel on Gaza are aimed at maintaining its unlawful 56-year occupation,” the report said,

Speaking on behalf of the right’s watch agency added, “We thought this cannot be equated with self-defense it’s collective punishment.”

Lord Austin: Slaughtering families and babies is not self defence


1 Nov 2023

Gen. David Petraeus and historian Andrew Roberts: The huge challenge facing Israel


Thu 2 Nov 2023 06.45 GMT

30 Labour councillors quitting over Keir Starmer’s Israel-Hamas ceasefire stance


November 2, 2023

Opposition mounts in Arab countries that normalized relations with Israel

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Arab nations that have normalized or are considering improving relations with Israel are coming under growing public pressure to cut those ties because of Israel’s war with Hamas.

In Egypt, which has had ties with Israel for decades, protesters rallied in cities and at universities, at times chanting “Death to Israel.”

A parliamentary committee in Tunisia last week advanced a draft law that would criminalize normalization with Israel.

In Morocco and Bahrain, the public anger has an additional dimension; activists are demanding the reversal of agreements that formalize ties with Israel, underscoring discord between the governments and public opinion.

The U.S.-brokered Abraham Accords, aimed at winning broader recognition of Israel in the Arab world, paved the way for trade deals and military cooperation with Bahrain, Morocco, Sudan and the United Arab Emirates starting in 2020. Their autocratic rulers — as well as American and Israeli officials — continue to frame the deals as a step toward a “ new Middle East ” in which closer ties could foster peace and prosperity.

Morocco has not always been so lenient with opponents of normalization. Before the war, authorities broke up protests and sit-ins outside Parliament and a judge in Casablanca sentenced a man to five years in prison for undermining the monarchy because he criticized normalization.
Now, law enforcement personnel mostly stand aside as the large daily protests take place.
“Normalization is a project of the state, not the people,” Moussaif said. “The protests touched on a project of the government, more specifically a project of the King.”


9 Nov 2023

“Clear Intention of Ethnic Cleansing”: Holocaust Scholar Omer Bartov Warns of Genocide in Gaza

Omer Bartov is an Israeli-born historian. He is the Samuel Pisar Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Brown University,



November 10

Over 100 UN staffers killed in 1 month in Gaza: Official


Nov 10 , 2023

War in Gaza Forces Tough Choices on Israel’s Arab Partners


Nov 10 , 2023

U.N. condemns Israel 8 times, rest of world 0



Nov 10 , 2023

“[Hamas] really wanted to commit the worst atrocities that they could in order to provoke the most aggressive response possible from Israel, and then leverage that aggressive response to rally Muslims worldwide for the cause of Gaza and Palestine,” Musk said. “Which they have succeeded in doing.”

Elon Musk says Israel could thwart Hamas with ‘conspicuous acts of kindness’

“For every Hamas member you kill, how many do you create?” he said. “If you kill somebody’s child in Gaza, you’ve made at least a few Hamas members.”

If the goal of the conflict is to create peace, Musk said that Israel should be asking itself: “Are more or fewer terrorists being created?”



Saturday 11 Nov 2023

India has voted in favour of the resolution in the UN General Assembly condemning settlement activities in “the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan”. .

Last month, India abstained in the UN General Assembly from voting on a draft resolution submitted by Jordan, that called for an immediate humanitarian truce in the Israel-Hamas conflict, as it did not make any mention of Hamas. The resolution titled “Protection of civilians and upholding legal and humanitarian obligations” was overwhelmingly adopted with 120 nations voting in its favour, 14 against it and 45 abstaining.

The resolution on Saturday 11 Nov 2023 was passed by overwhelming majority, with 145 countries supporting it, while seven

— US, Canada, Hungary, Israel,

—- Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru — voted against it, and 18 abstained from voting.

Fourth Committee Approves Six Draft Resolutions, All by Recorded Vote, Addressing Middle East Situation and Palestinian Question

The resolution was passed on Saturday 11 Nov 2023, two days after its draft was approved on Thursday.

“By its terms, the Assembly would condemn settlement activities in the occupied Syrian Golan and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, as well as any activities involving the annexation of land, whether de facto or through national legislation, the disruption of protected persons’ livelihoods, the forced relocation of civilians, and the confiscation of land.”


Resolution Israeli practices and settlement activities N2333205.pdf


Israeli Minister Admits Military Is Carrying Out ‘Nakba’ Against Gaza’s Palestinians
Sanjana Karanth
Sun, November 12, 2023


Three Palestinian human rights groups, Al Haq, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, and the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, filed a lawsuit on Friday with the International Criminal Court (ICC) asking for an investigation into alleged war crimes by Israel.

The submission, which was made under Article 15 of the Rome Statute, accuses Israel of genocide and war crimes, pointing to their airstrikes and bombing of the Gaza Strip. This submission follows allegations of other Israeli war crimes in the region, including the use of toxic white phosphorous on civilians and attacks on medical services.


13 Nov 2023

Suella Braverman condemns ‘sick and clearly criminal chants’ at Palestine march

James Cleverly replaces Suella Braverman as home secretary after PM sacks her in reshuffle

Suella Braverman has been sacked as home secretary   -> James Cleverly home secretary

James Cleverly  foreign secretary ->  David Cameron was appointed foreign secretary. The ex-party leader is no longer an elected politician as he stood down as an MP in 2016, having called the Brexit referendum and his campaign to remain in the EU losing the vote. But the government has confirmed he will now enter the House of Lords as a life peer, giving him the opportunity to serve as a minister once more.


Nov 13, 2023
Politics & Policy
Scoop: Internal State Dept. memo blasts Biden, U.S. policy on Israel-Hamas war

100 US Officials Sign Memo Decrying Biden’s Backing of Israeli ‘War Crimes’ in Gaza

The State Department and USAID staffers denounced the president’s “unwillingness to de-escalate” Israel’s relentless attacks on Gaza, which have killed more than 11,000 Palestinians.

Brett Wilkins

Nov 13, 2023

100 State Department employees sign internal memo accusing Biden of spreading Gaza “misinformation”
Memo claims Biden admin “displayed a clear disregard for the lives of Palestinians,” accuses Israel of “war crimes”
By Gabriella Ferrigine

November 13, 2023 2:32PM (EST)


14 Nov 2023

U.S. Diplomats and aid staff are objecting to U.S. policy in the Middle East


14 Nov 2023
General Petraeus on Israel’s War Strategy Against Hamas




November 15, 2023

Ireland’s Sinn Féin embraces Palestinians and shuns Israel

Mary Lou McDonald, whose Irish republican party is favored to win the next election, dumps her more nuanced stance on Israel in the face of grassroots anger over Gaza.


Nov. 15, 2023

Israel says it found evidence of Hamas base at al Shifa hospital during raid


17 Nov 2023

Trudeau faces potential prosecution for Israeli war crimes complicity

Experts, advocates deeply divided on question of ‘genocide’ in Gaza


19 Nov 2023


24 nov 2023

286K sign e-petition urging Trudeau to demand immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas


2023 Nov 24

The survey gave the parties’ seats as follows (current seats in parentheses): National Unity 43 (12); Likud 18 (32); Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid 13 (24); Shas 9 (11); Yisrael Beytenu 8 (6); United Torah Judaism 7 (7); Otzmah Yehudit 7 (14 as part of an alliance with Religious Zionism); Hadash-Taal 5 (5); Meretz 5 (0); Ra’am 5 (5).





29 Nov 2023

War With Hamas to Cost Israeli Economy $53 Billion


Dismay as Mehdi Hasan’s MSNBC and Peacock news show cancelled


Israel risks ‘strategic defeat’ if civilians aren’t protected, Pentagon chief says


Experts, advocates deeply divided on question of ‘genocide’ in Gaza

Civilians are ‘center of gravity’ in Gaza war: US defense secretary
By Phil Stewart
December 2, 202311:36 PM PSTUpdated 13 hours ago

Israel needs to protect civilians or risk ‘strategic failure’ in Gaza

The warning comes as the Biden administration increases pressure on Israel to keep Palestinians safe.
Lloyd Austin speaks at the Pentagon.

“The lesson is not that you can win in urban warfare by protecting civilians,” the Pentagon chief said. “The lesson is that you can only win in urban warfare by protecting civilians.” | Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

By Paul McLeary

12/02/2023 05:26 PM EST

I’ve lost confidence in Lloyd Austin, Lindsey Graham says

The South Carolina Republican decries his statements on the Israel-Hamas war.


Dec 3, 2023 11:21 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Three commercial ships in the Red Sea were struck by ballistic missiles fired from Houthi-controlled Yemen on Sunday and a U.S. warship shot down three drones in self-defense during the hourslong assault, the U.S. military said.


Hamas’ armed wing says it targeted where ‘60 Israeli soldiers were positioned’ in Gaza

Israeli soldiers were positioned east of Juhor ad-Dik region, central Gaza Strip, according to Al-Qassam Brigades
Ikrame Imane Kouachi | 03.12.2023 – Update : 03.12.2023


Over 60 Journalists Have Been Killed in the Israel-Gaza War. My Friend Was One.



4 Dec 2023

He quit the State Department over US support for Israel. Here’s why he did it
Josh Paul, a State Department official who resigned over the transfer of arms to Israel, talks to Christiane Amanpour about what led him to leave his job.
 Source: CNN






Marwan Barghouti

14-19 March 2021 poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip

Most respondents want Marwan Barghouti president of the PA and in a trilateral election between Marwan Barghouti, Mahmoud Abbas, and Ismail Haniyyeh, the first receives 48% of the vote, the second 29% and the third 19%


If Marwan Barghouti forms his own independent list, 28% of the public say they will vote for his list while 22% say they will vote for the official Fatah list formed by president Abbas.

In an open-ended question, we asked the public to state the name of the person it wants to be the next president of the PA. The largest percentage (22%) says Marwan Barghouti, 14% Ismail Haniyyeh, 9% Mahmoud Abbas,

When asked to name a better candidate, 49% named Marwan Barghouti, 12% Mohammad Dahlan, 5% Mohammad Shtayyeh, and 4% Nasir al Qidwah.


6-9 September 2023

Public Opinion Poll No (89)Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR)

Marwan Barghouti wins against Haniyeh, 60% and 37% respectively


Israel-Hamas war: Marwan Barghouti, the man who could unite the Palestinians 

As Netanyahu’s war resumed on Friday, several actors in the region are working towards a political solution. The name of the Palestinian political prisoner appears in a document presented as an “American plan”. He would also appear on the list of prisoners whose release Hamas is demanding.

Hamas is now demanding the release of Marwan Barghouti.
© AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen


On their television screens, Palestinians in the West Bank helplessly watch the massacre of their own in the Gaza Strip. On Arab channels, images of the Israeli bombings which resumed on Friday are accompanied by chilling figures of the number of dead and injured.

More than 316 people have been killed, more than 664 injured, and a dawn strike on Sunday killed at least seven people in the Rafah area on the southern tip of the Gaza Strip, near the border with Egypt. . Where Tel Aviv had ordered the Palestinians to regroup. According to the Gaza Health Ministry, since the start of the Israeli attack, 15,523 Palestinians have been killed and 41,316 injured, more than 50% of them women and children.

But in Ramallah as in Tulkarem, Nablus, Hebron and the villages surrounding these large West Bank cities, Palestinians also see the horror below their homes . Not a day goes by without the Israeli army taking over the refugee camps or supporting the settlers who arrive in hordes, guns in hand. On Saturday, a few hours after our visit to Qarawat Bani Hassan, where villagers told us of their daily fear, Israeli settlers burned a car and killed a 38-year-old man who, like other residents, tried to oppose their attack.

In Wajih al-Qat, still in the north of the occupied territory, around fifteen settlers attacked a house, breaking the windows and again burning a car. South of Hebron, a family eating quietly in a field was violently attacked by soldiers accompanying a settler and had to leave.

Since 7 October, the date of the Hamas attack, 3,600 Palestinians have been arrested in the West Bank, many of them women and children.,” warnsSuheir Salman, a member of the Political Bureau of the Palestinian People’s Party (PPP).

A plan as “American”

As the war continues in Gaza, and in the West Bank everything is done to prevent Palestinians from living, various scenarios are emerging to imagine the future. Texts are circulating, sometimes presented as a US plan, without it being possible to its true origin.

One of them, who develops 18 points and whichhas been ableconsult, begins:

It refers to,” the holding of Palestinian elections, including in East Jerusalem, and the establishment of a transition period with a new government. In this context, several names are put forward, including that of Marwan Barghouti.2002, even be considered President of the Palestinian Authority, according to the text.

In addition, a Palestinian source has confirmed that there is a strong need for contacts between political relatives of Marwan Barghouti and those of Mohammed Dahlan. He is the form of head of preventive security of the Palestinian Authority in Gaza, where he comes from, but out of place with President Mahmoud Abbas. Adviser to the Emir of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where he has been a refugee for years, he does not hide willingness to return power. It is assisted by many Gulf countries, with a lot of funds and relays in the West Bank, including within Fatah and the security services.

It was he was he was he committed his troops to fight the battle with weapons in Hamas in 2007 in Gaza. A battle he had lost. Since then, much water has flowed under the bridges. In addition to the UAE, it would be supported by Egypt and Jordan. Even its differences with Hamas seem to be overwhilated.

In 2018, as we were in the Gaza Strip, huge billboards were covered with posters in his image. Asked about this byHumanity– – – –“Isn’t it enemy your?”we asked – a Hamas spokesman burst out laughing before letting go,“That was before. ”

“Now it’s occupation or liberation”

So plausible scenario. However, Marwan Barghouti should be released, when Netanyahu is now a not known any trade. The question, if you are not incongruous. Hamas has already indicated that it wants the release of all Palestinian detainees, starting with those who have been sentenced for life, as is the case of Marwan Barghouti.

According to our information, Hamas has drawn up up a list with the list with Marwan Barghouti, as well as Ahmed Saadat, the Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), and six prisoners from Jenin who, in 2021 managed to escape from Gilboa prison by digging a spoon tunnel. A utensil that has since become a symbol of the liberation of Palestine, held and up during the protests.

Several members of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), whom we met, had this famous document in their hands. In their view, some content has been mentioned, but they remain very careful. On Saturday evening, the PLO’s Executive Committee (EC), which was extended to the Fatah Central Committee and the Secretaries-General of all parties, met in Ramallah under the of Mahmoud Abbas.

The PFLP, which had suspended its participation in the work of the PLO for several years, was not present. While the PLO’s willingness to“get a ceasefire and reject a new Nakba,” it seems that the discussions have stumbled over the important points of the unity of the Palestinian national movement (as the left in the PLO’s argues CE: PPP, FDLP, Fida, as well as a person like Mustapha Barghouti – who rejects the false equation of “Hadai).

Above all, as Bassam Saleh,the Secretary-General of the PPP, points out toHumanity,“there is one before and one after 7 October. Now it is occupation or liberation. The time is no longer transitional for periods. And we do not accept that our future should be defined or developed by foreign powers.” The only thing that everyone seems to agree on is that Marwan Barghouti is the only one who can reunite all Palestinians.



Ambassador Hotovely: A Palestinian state? Absolutely no



Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid on Sunday called for fresh elections amid the ongoing attacks on the Gaza Strip.



18 dec 2023

A new survey reveals: the coalition is in decline; This is the scenario in which Netanyahu drops to only 15 seats

Coalition 44
Opposition 71
Had”S-Te’al” 5


On the question of suitability for Prime Ministership, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received 32%, compared to Lapid with 28%. On the other hand, against Gantz, Netanyahu wins only 27%, while the chairman of the state camp holds 45 mandates. In the case of Bennett’s possible run, Netanyahu receives 29% support, against Bennett’s 33%



March 4, 2024


Evidence suggests an increase in support for Iran over the same three-week period. By the end of fieldwork, the policies of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamanei were equally popular to those of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and more popular than those of Emirati President Mohammed bin Zayed. Meanwhile, Tunisians do not appear to have substantially changed their views of either China or Russia in the weeks after October 7.

Arab Barometer reveal findings from major Tunisia survey










20 March 2024

Canada’s parliament passed a non-binding motion on Monday on the Gaza conflict which called on the government to “cease the further authorization and transfer of arms exports to Israel”.



Most Liberal MPs, including cabinet ministers, joined the NDP in backing a motion Monday calling for an end to new export permits for arms bound for Israel. The motion was heavily amended by the Liberals before going to a vote.


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government signalled a major shift in Canada’s Middle East policy last week by abstaining on a United Nations General Assembly resolution backing the recognition of Palestine as a full UN member.

“Canada has decided to abstain on the General Assembly resolution in response to efforts to prevent the realization of a two-state solution.”

The statement blamed both Israeli and Gaza leadership for frustrating efforts for a two-state solution, saying the “prospects for a lasting peace are bleaker than ever.”

“The (Benjamin) Netanyahu government has made clear, in its words and in its actions, that it rejects the two-state solution,” Global Affairs Canada explained. “At the same time, Hamas currently controls areas in Gaza, an essential part of the territory of the future State of Palestine. Hamas continues to hold hostages, has yet to lay down its arms or end its violent opposition to the existence of Israel.”

The matter will now go before the 15-member UN Security Council, where it is expected to be vetoed by the U.S. A similar resolution was vetoed by the U.S.(opens in a new tab) in April.

Even if rejected by the Security Council, Palestinians will still earn a seat among UN members in the assembly hall as of September 2024, but they will not be granted a vote.

Palestinians have held non-member observer status in the UN General Assembly since 2012.



April 2, 2024 |

Iran Is Winning the War

Iran Is Winning the War
Is there an ending to the Gaza war and all its complementary confrontations in which Iran and its proxies lose and Israel and the United States win?  On the surface, things look good for I




The Coming Arab Backlash
Middle Eastern regimes—and America—ignore public anger at their peril




4 june 2024

Feckless Policy Toward Israel Drives U.S. Allies Toward Iran | Opinion


Bad Faith With Israel Drives U.S. Allies Toward Iran
U.S. allies are scared of Iran and uncertain of Washington’s support. Their doubts stem from the Biden administration’s continuous appeasement of Iran even as Tehran launches


Responsible Statecraft (
Why Arab leaders aren’t helping the Palestinians in Gaza
As the world watches, they see a number of powerful governments virtually on the sidelines.








What to Know About the Arab Citizens of Israel

Total Arab Israeli population
Over 278,000 in East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights (2012)
21% of Israeli population (2023)[1][2]

The Arab community, spanning various religions excluding Judaism, accounts for 21% (around 2.048 million).

An additional 5.5% (roughly 534,000 individuals) are classified as “others”. This diverse group comprises those with Jewish ancestry but not recognized as Jewish by religious law, non-Jewish family members of Jewish immigrants, Christian non-Arabs, Muslim non-Arabs, and residents without a distinct ethnic or religious categorization.[4]

Haredic   Hasidic 

While most Haredi Jews were opposed to the establishment of the State of Israel, and Haredi Jews mostly do not celebrate Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) or any other state-instituted holidays

The Haredim were and are a rapidly growing population, comprising an estimated 6-10% of Israel’s Jewish population by 2008.[161] In 2018, the Israel Democracy Institute estimated that the Haredim comprised 12% of Israel’s total population, and just over 15% of the Jewish population.

Only a minority of Haredi Jews consider themselves to be Zionists.

Haredim are fastest-growing population, will be 16% of Israelis by decade’s end


Tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews in New York protest IDF draft law
Anti-Zionist Satmar Hasidic group joins Israeli Orthodox in campaign against Orthodox conscription into the IDF.
JUNE 12, 2017


Ofer Cassif

In an interview with Haaretz, Cassif said: “I object to the ideology and practice of Zionism… it’s a racist ideology and practice which espouses Jewish supremacy.”[10]

On the 8th of October 2023, Cassif told Al Jazeera that his party had repeatedly warned that continued Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories would lead to events like the October 2023 Gaza−Israel conflict, where innocent civilians on both sides pay the price. He called the Israeli government “fascist” and accused it of carrying out pogroms and ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian population,[11] He was later ordered suspended for these comments and others by the ethics panel of the Knesset for 45 days., a decision Cassif characterised as “another nail in the coffin of freedom of political expression”.[12]


Collective punishment is a war crime prohibited by treaty in both international and non-international armed conflicts, more specifically Common Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention and Article 6 of the Additional Protocol II.