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Abandoned in the Cold and Dark: Living Under Siege people of Gaza
Murphy, dylan
Article
2013
The world has forgotten Gaza, its women and children. The people of Gaza are being crushed under the Israeli blockade which severely restricts essential supplies coming into the strip. The blockade is...
An Act Of State Terrorism
Sustar, Lee; Ovenden, Kevin
Article
2010
We have to appeal to the core of people who have already been active on one level or another around the Palestinian question, or those who are already convinced, to re-galvanize the movement, and go o...
America's Complicity in Evil: Barbarism on the High Seas
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2010
Once again the US government has permitted the Israeli state to murder good people known for their moral conscience. The Israeli state has declared that anyone with a moral conscience is an enemy of I...
Armed robbery in Gaza - Israel, US, UK carve up the spoils of Palestine's stolen gas
Ahmed, Nafeez
Article
2014
Israel desperately covets Gaza's gas as a 'cheap stop-gap' yielding revenues of $6-7 billion a year, writes Nafeez Ahmed. But first Hamas must be 'uprooted' from Gaza, and Fatah bullied into cutting o...
Authors of Gaza youth manifesto speak to Electronic Intifada
Almeghari, Rami
Article
2011
We, the youth of Gaza, who make up sixty percent of Gaza's 1.6 million residents, have increasingly felt repressed in many aspects, starting from the long-standing Israeli occupation of our lands -- p...
Born in Gaza
Zin, Hernam (director)
Film/Video
Born in Gaza provides an intimate, deep look of how violence transforms the lives of ten children in Gaza.
Breaking the last taboo - Gaza and the threat of world war
Pilger, John
Article
2014
Pilger discusses the attack on Gaza and the denial of justice to Palestinians. He warns against the threat of a new world war growing by the day.
Ceasefires in Which Violations Never Cease : What's Next for Israel, Hamas, and Gaza?
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2014
On August 26th, 2014, Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) both accepted a ceasefire agreement after a 50-day Israeli assault on Gaza that left 2,100 Palestinians dead and vast landscapes of dest...
Code Pink's Gaza Delegation: Against The Current vol. 140
Congress, Rick
Article
2009
I was part of a delegation of 62 people that entered Gaza on March 7, 2009. The purpose of our trip, organized by the women’s antiwar organization Code Pink, was to challenge the Israeli/Egyptian and ...
Creating A Giant Ghetto in Gaza: Against The Current vol. 125
Avnery, Uri
Article
2006
I is possible to force a whole people to submit to foreign occupation by starving it? That is, certainly, an interesting question. So interesting, indeed, that the governments of Israel and the United...
Crossing Rafah: Heading to Gaza
Barber, Johnny
Article
2015
The deafening silence around the Hamas proposal for a 10-year truce
Albanese, Francesca
Article
2014
The Western media have ignored the proposal from Hamas and Islamic Jihad for a 10-year-truce on the basis of 10 - very reasonable - conditions.
Dershowitz to the Rescue?: The Israeli Spin-Machine in Overdrive
Abourezk, James
Article
2010
According to Israel's apologists, only Israelis have a right to defend themselves. Palestinians do not have this right, nor does anyone else who is attempting to assist the Palestinians.
Disaster and Mental Health: The Palestinian Experience
El Sarraj, Eyad; Qouta, Samir
Article
2005
The continuing Israeli military occupation of Gaza is the cause of deep and widespread trauma for Palestinian children and adults.
'Disgustingly Biased' - The Corporate Media On The Gaza Massacre
Article
2014
The bias in failing to report the brutalisation of a trapped, impoverished people under occupation is staggering.
Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days and Nights in a Land Under Siege
Hass, Amira
Book
1996
Israeli journalist Amira Hass describes life in Gaza under Israeli siege.
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
Pappe, Ilan
Book
2007
Israelo historian Ilan Pappe recounts the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from Israel during the war of 1948.
"Exterminate all the Brutes": Gaza 2009
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2009
Israel has a straightforward means to defend itself: put an end to its criminal actions in occupied territories, and accept the long-standing international consensus on a two-state settlement that has...
The Facts About Hamas and the War on Gaza: Seeing Through the Lies
Finkelstein, Norman
Article
2009
The record shows that Hamas wanted to continue the ceasefire, but only on condition that Israel eases the blockade. Long before Hamas began the retaliatory rocket attacks on Israel, Palestinians were ...
False Prophets of Peace: Liberal Zionism and the Struggle for Palestine
Honig-Parnass, Tikva
Book
2011
Honig-Parnass unearths the central role played by the Israeli Left in laying the foundation for the colonial settler project and its campaign of dispossession.
Five Israeli Talking Points on Gaza - Debunked : Israel claims that it is merely exercising its right to self-defense and that Gaza is no longer occupied. Here's what you need to know about
Erakat, Noura
Article
2014
Israel has killed almost 800 Palestinians in the past 21 days in the Gaza Strip alone; its onslaught continues. The UN estimates that more than 74 percent of those killed are civilians. Israel does no...
The Flotilla In The Israeli Press
Cohen, Ran Ha
Article
2010
An analysis of Israeli media propaganda in the wake of Israel's attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla.
Footnotes in Gaza: A Graphic Novel
Sacco, Joe
Book
A graphic depiction of an incident in Gaza in 1956, when Israeli soldiers massacred 111 Palestinians.
From Gaza, with Love
El-Farra, Dr. Mona
Website
2006
A blog by Dr. Mona El-Farra, about women, health, children and human rights in Occupied Palestine.
From Klinghoffer to the Gaza Flotilla
Ridley, Yvonne
Article
2010
Under the Rome Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation of 1988, it is an international crime for any person to seize or exercise control over a ship b...
Fuck Hamas! Fuck Israel! Gaza youth offers up a cry of despair : Rapid global reaction to cyber-manifesto surprises its drafters
Carbajosa, Ana
Article
2011
A group of Palestinian youth put out a manifesto that calls for an end to divisive party politics in Gaza and the West Bank. The youth want peace and freedom.
Gaza 2009: De-Osloizing the Palestinian Mind
Eid, Dr. Haidar
Article
2009
The lesson we learn from Gaza 2009 is to harness all effort to fight the outcome of the Oslo Accords, and to form a United Front on a platform of resistance and reforms. This cannot be achieved withou...
Gaza Calling
Awwad, Nahed (Director)
Film/Video
For over six years, two Palestinian families are split between the West Bank and Gaza; mothers and sons are forbidden from travelling the one-hour road that separates them. Witness the personal cost o...
Gaza Freedom March Blocked: Against The Current vol. 145
Finkel, David
Article
2010
Fourteen hundred international activists mobilized in Cairo, Egypt in late December for a Gaza Freedom March (GFM) to break the siege imposed by the U.S., Israeli and Egyptian governments. The marcher...
Gaza: Health System in Collapse
Garfinkle, Miriam; Deutsch, Judith; Abdul-Qadir, Reem; Santa Barbara, Joanna
Article
2008
The extremity of suffering in Gaza is little known in the West. Underlying the health emergency is the Israeli military's destruction of Gaza's basic infrastructure and Israel's closure of all Gaza's ...
Gaza in Ruins
Prashad, Vijay
Article
2015
Gaza is a ruin, populated by nearly two million people. The July-August 2014 bombardment of this tiny enclave by Israel resulted in over 2,500 dead Palestinians and an infrastructure -- already weak -...
Gaza - is annexation Israel's 'permanent solution'?: The real estate of Gaza would be an additional boon - and a highly valuable one, releasing 365 square kilometres of prime development land,
Tickell, Oliver
Article
2014
As Israel pursues its war on Gaza with ever-increasing ferocity, and with 25% of Gaza's people forced from their homes, what's the final objective? It's unthinkable that Israel's aim is to 'cleanse' t...
Gaza: Israel's $4 billion gas grab
Ahmed, Nafeez
Article
2014
The purpose of Israel's escalating assault on Gaza is to control the Territory's 1.4 trillion cubic feet of gas - and so keep Palestine poor and weak, gain massive export revenues, and avert its own d...
Gaza: Life and death under Israel's drones
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2013
There are many things to fear in Gaza. Drones are increasingly being used for surveillance and extra-judicial execution in parts of the Middle East, especially by the US. There are no statistics that...
Gaza Occupation And Siege Are Illegal
Bisharat, George
Article
2010
Collective punishment is specifically barred under Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Israeli officials have repeatedly stated that the objective of the blockade is to weaken the Gaza economy...
Gaza, The World's Largest Outdoor Prison: Against The Current vol. 134
Currie, Kristine
Article
2008
Sara Roy couldn't have predicted the deterioration of Gaza since the 2005 unilateral pullout of Israeli occupation forces and settlers any more effectively than in her book Failing Peace: Gaza and the...
Gaza: water crisis grows as Israel targets essential infrastructure
Gandolfo, Luisa
Article
2014
Israel's war on Gaza has seen the systematic and widespread destruction of civilian infrastructure essential for human survival. This represents an apparently deliberate 'cutting off of life support' ...
Gaza: What Would Lincoln Do?: Sasha, Malia: Tell Your Parents About Sara al-Dalou!
Kelley, Robin
Article
2012
The point of invoking Lincoln is not to guess what he might do in Obama’s shoes, but to reflect on what he did when forced to balance political calculus, the rule of law, and moral and humanitarian co...
Gazan Youth's Manifesto for Change
Article
2010
We, the youth in Gaza, are so fed up with Israel, Hamas, the occupation, the violations of human rights and the indifference of the international community!
Gaza's Kite Runners
Baroud, Ramzy
Article
2009
Gazan children's kites are expressions of defiance, hope and the longing for freedom.
Gaza's Shocking Devastation
Shannon, Harry
Article
2008
A Canadian Jew's visit to the territory left him ashamed by what he saw.
Gaza's Torment, Israel's Crimes, Our Responsibilities
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2014
It is important to understand what life is like in Gaza when Israel’s behavior is “restrained,” in between the regular manufactured crises like this one. When Israel is on “good behavior,” more than t...
Goldstone Recants: Richard Goldstone Renews Israel's License to Kill
Finkelstein, Norman G.
Book
2011
On April 1 2011, in the pages of the Washington Post, the international jurist Richard Goldstone dropped a bombshell. He effectively disowned the massive evidence assembled in the United Nations' repo...
The Goldstone report and the battle for legitimacy
Falk, Richard
Article
2009
It may yet be the case that, as in the anti-apartheid struggle, the shift in the relation of forces in the Palestinians' favour will occur not through diplomacy or as a result of armed resistance, but...
Goldstone Report Dramatized
Goldstonefacts.org
Article
2010
Goldstone's shameful U-turn
Pappe, Ilan
Article
2011
This shameful U-turn did not happen this week. It comes after more than a year and a half of a sustained campaign of intimidation and character assassination.
Guernica, 1937 / Gaza, 2014: Only the Insignias Change
Pollack, Norman
Article
2014
I invoke the Guernica example, not for spurious comparison or analogy, but because its occurrence is inscribed in the very DNA of modern historical oppression, in this case possessing precisely the sa...
Guernica Written With the Hands and Hearts of Children
Article
2009
The keynote speaker at the launch of the exhibition Gaza's childrens' paintings, referred to the paintings as 'a toxic cargo of beautiful but unwelcome images which it is necessary that we see and ack...
Guillotining Gaza
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2007
Noam Chomsky briefly depicts the many factors which prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state and promote ongoing conflict in the region.
Hamas Rocket Launches Don't Explain Israel's Gaza Destruction -- Israeli Forces' Manipulated Figures and Fake Evidence
Porter, Gareth
Article
2014
Israel and its supporters abroad have parried accusations of indiscriminate destruction and mass killing of civilians in Gaza by arguing that they were consequences of strikes aimed at protecting Isra...
HAMAS Under the Spotlight: Against The Current vol. 132
Ahmed, Hisham H.
Article
2008
In a seemingly dramatic move in mid-2004, Hamas, the Islamic Resistance Movement which hitherto refused to participate in the Palestinian political system, expressed its willingness to be a part of th...
Health care and children in crisis in Gaza
Garfinkle, Miriam; Abdul-Qadir, Reem
Article
2007
These days one hears a lot about Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan, adults who have been specifically trained for warfare, who are nevertheless traumatized by the experience of seeing comrades injured ...
Helping the occupation bloom: An open letter to Cargoflora
Article
2010
Flowers from illegally occupied Palestinian land are being shipped to Europe.
The Hijacking of the Marianne by "The Pirates of the Mediterranean"
Arbuthnot, Felicity
Article
2015
In the early hours of the morning (local time) of June 29th, three Israeli Navy ships intercepted and hijacked a Swedish flagged ship, the Marianne av Göteborg on route to Gaza in the State of Palesti...
How Israel Created Its Monster
Malik, Kenan
Article
2009
How and why Israel helped Hamas to power.
How Israel Silenced its Gaza War Protesters
Eldar, Akiva
Article
2009
A new report from Adalah shows how the courts and police attempted to stamp out opposition to Operation Cast Lead.
How Many Divisions?: Israel is losing this war
Avnery, Uri
Article
2009
In this war, as in any modern war, propaganda plays a major role. The disparity between the forces, between the Israeli army - with its airplanes, gunships, drones, warships, artillery and tanks - and...
How Truth Slips Down The Memory Hole
Pilger, John
Article
2007
John Pilger, applies to current events Orwell's description in '1984' of how the Ministry of Truth consigned embarrassing truth to a memory hole. He highlights the killing of a Palestinian cameraman b...
Hypocrisy Reigns: Don't Forsake the Struggle
Blum, William
Article
2010
When Israel labels as "terrorists" the ship passengers who offered some resistance to the Israeli invaders, who points out that the passengers who resisted the 9-11 highjackers on the plane which cras...
Impressions of Gaza
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2012
Even a single night in jail is enough to give a taste of what it means to be under the total control of some external force. And it hardly takes more than a day in Gaza to begin to appreciate what it ...
Independent Groups Debunk Israeli War Propaganda
Deen, Thalif
Article
2009
As the Israelis try to justify the massive loss of civilian life in Gaza, their arguments and counter-charges continue to be shot down either by the United Nations or by international human rights org...
Inside Israel-Palestine The Conflict Explained
Bennis, Phyllis
Book
2007
An ideal guide, in question and answer format, to this most complex of conflicts.
An Interview with Tanya Reinhart: The Roadmap to Nowhere
Hazan, Eric
Article
2006
Persistent struggle can have an effect, and can lead governments to act. Such struggle begins with the Palestinian people, who have withstood years of brutal oppression, and who, through their spirit ...
The Iron Cage
Khalidi, Rashid
Book
2007
Is Israel an Apartheid State?: Rhetoric or Reality? Summary of a Legal Study by the Human Sciences Research council of South Africa
Article
2010
Do Israel's practices in occupied Palestinian territory, namely the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza, amount to the crimes of colonialism and apartheid under international law?
Is the UN complicit in Israel's massacre in Gaza?
Barghouti, Omar
Article
2009
A friend forwarded to me the most original greeting for the New Year: "I wish in 2009 a horrible year for all war criminals and their accomplices." I could not but think of whether some United Nations...
Israel and US apologists rattled by UN report on war crimes in Gaza: The 'democracy' that can do no wrong
Balles, Paul J.
Article
2009
Paul J. Balles considers the, "...lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia" inherent in the hypocritical reactions of Israeli officials, and of Israel's apologists in the United States, to the ...
Israel Continues to Cripple Gaza with its Sea Blockade
Littlewood, Stuart
Article
2015
The Jerusalem Post reports that the Swedish boat Marianne with 18 passengers has been "interdicted" by Israeli commandos 85 miles from the Gaza coast and towed to Ashdod. The three other vessels in th...
Israel in Gaza: A Critical Reframing
Halper, Jeff
Article
2009
The critical reframing we offer, that of Israelis committed to human rights, international law and a just peace as the only way out of this interminable and bloody conflict, argues that security canno...
Israel Intercepts International Gaza-Bound Freedom Flotilla
Ayoub, Joey
Article
2015
The Israeli Navy has intercepted the Swedish boat "The Marianne", part of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition, in International waters at 05:11 AM Gaza time (GMT +3) and forced it to redirect to the neares...
Israel: Misuse of Drones Killed Civilians in Gaza: Sources News Release
Article
2009
Israeli attacks with guided missiles fired from aerial drones killed civilians during the recent Gaza fighting in violation of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch says.
Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Website
2006
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
Israel showed restraint in Gaza before attacking? You must be kidding
Hass, Amira
Article
2014
Israeli journalist Amira Hass, writing in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, demolishes some myths.
Israel spraying toxins over Palestinian crops in Gaza
Aldabbour, Belal
Article
2016
Khan Younis, Gaza Strip - On January 7, 2016, a low-flying agricultural aircraft sprayed herbicides on to Palestinian farmlands along the eastern border, eradicating or damaging up to 162 hectares of ...
Israeli minister threatens "holocaust" as public demand ceasefire talks
Abunimah, Ali
Article
2008
Israel's deputy defense minister Matan Vilnai has threatened Palestinians in the occupied Gaza Strip with a "holocaust." The comments came a day after Israeli occupation forces killed 31 Palestinians,...
Israel's appalling bombing of Gaza
Tilley, Virginia
Article
2006
Destroying the only power source for a trapped and defenseless civilian population is an unprecedented step toward barbarity. It reeks, ironically, of the Warsaw Ghetto.
Israel's Attack on Us All
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
If we needed any evidence of the degree to which Western TV journalists are simply stenographers to power, the BBC, CNN and others are amply proving it. Mark Regev, Israel's propagandist-in-chief, has...
Israel's Colonial War against the Gaza Strip
Aburaiya, Issam
Article
2009
Israel is becoming a war machine, terrifying yet lacking in all moral grounding.
Israel's Crimes, America's Silence
Dugard, John
Article
2009
To date, too little mention has been made of investigations that show there is sufficient evidence to bring charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity against Israel's political and military le...
Israel's starvation diet for Gaza
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2012
Israel’s calculating of daily caloric needs shows how it manages the lives of Palestinians in Gaza in almost microscopic detail.
It's Not Piracy!: The International Law Framework
Brayer, Linda; Wimmer, Andrew
Article
2010
The crimes that Israel committed during its assault on the vessels and civilian passengers of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla fall firmly within the category of "high crimes." The assault, rather than an ac...
Jewish Canadians Concerned About Suppression of Criticism of Israel
Article
2009
We are Jewish Canadians concerned about all expressions of racism, anti-Semitism, and social injustice. We believe that the Holocaust legacy "Never again" means never again for all peoples. It is a tr...
Jewish Women Occupy Israeli Consulate in Toronto
Article
2009
A group of Jewish-Canadian women occupied the Israeli Consulate in Toronto in protest against the on-going Israeli assault on the people of Gaza. See a video at http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=ln0zFRg0...
Justice in the News: A Response to the targetting of media in Gaza
Article
2009
A mission to Gaza found that media were subject to intimidation and direct military assault and deliberately prevented from working freely. The findings confirm evidence of frequent targeting of media...
The Killings Fields of Gaza: Asymmetric Warfare
Green, Colin
Article
2013
Revelations from Israeli sources such as ‘Breaking the Silence’ and ‘Physicians for Human Rights-Israel’ that the Israeli assaults on Gaza in 2008/9 (Cast Lead) and 2012 (Pillars of Defence) were plan...
Lawyers in EU draw up list of alleged IDF war criminals
Pfeffer, Anshel
Article
2009
Lawyers in a number of European countries are collecting information on Israeli soldiers who are implicated in war crimes.
The Lessons of Gaza 2009: Against The Current vol. 140
Abu-Manneh, Bashir
Article
2009
First the numbers: "1285 Palestinians killed, mostly civilians, including 167 civil police officers. 4336 Palestinians wounded, mostly civilians. Two political leaders of Hamas assassinated, Nizar Ray...
The lying silence of those who know: Holocaust Denied
Pilger, John
Article
2009
In every war, Israel has had the same objective: the expulsion of the native people and the theft or more and more land.
The Massacre and the Cover-Up
Freeman-Maloy, Dan
Article
2010
Without much stronger international pressure than the international community has applied to date, there is every reason to expect Israeli massacres to steadily become more severe, their PR rationales...
The Monster That Israel Helped Create
Malik, Kenan
Article
2014
There is a terrible irony in Israel’s current assault on Gaza. More than 200 Palestinians have died in an onslaught supposedly aimed at weakening Hamas and degrading its capacity to fire rockets into ...
NGO Reports on Gaza War Belie Israeli Claims
Cobban, Helena
Article
2009
This week, two respected human rights organisations - one Palestinian, one Israeli - each came out with very full reports into the extent of the damage caused by the assault Israel waged against Gaza ...
Noam Chomsky: Palestine 2012 - Gaza and the UN resolution
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2012
An analysis of the political context of Gaza since the first free elections in the Middle East were held.
Occupation 101: Voices of the Silenced Majority
Omeish, Sufyan; Omeish, Abdallah
Film
2007
A thorough examination on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Occupation, Colonialism, Apartheid?: A re-assessment of Israel's practicies in the occupied Palestinian territories under international law
The Middle East Project, Democracy and Governance Program
Article
2009
A study of the Israel-Palestine situation from the standpoint of international law.
Olive oil, opposition and Gaza
Salutin, Rick
Article
2009
Rick Salutin writes about increasingly widespread Jewish opposition to Israel's actions.
On Israel, Ukraine and Truth: The Return of George Orwell and Big Brother's War
Pilger, John
Article
2014
As advanced societies are de-politicised, the changes are both subtle and spectacular. In everyday discourse, political language is turned on its head, as Orwell prophesised in 1984. "Democracy" is no...
'100 years to repair Gaza': Oxfam says blockade remains, aid almost non-existent
Article
2015
Reconstructing Gaza could take an entire century, if Israel doesn't stop the siege, leading charity Oxfam warned. And that's just the time frame for essential projects. The NGO's regional director cal...
The Only House Left Standing: The Middle East Journals of Tom Hurndall
Hurndall, Tom
Book
2009
A journey through the life and thoughts of the late Tom Hurndall, a British photojournalist fatally wounded in Gaza in April 2003.
Operation Cast Lead: News control as a military objective
Article
2009
Control of news in time of war has become a military objective.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 30, 2016: Conflict of interest
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
This issue of Other Voices shines a light on the murky world of conflict of interest, the hidden reality that often underlies appearances of neutrality, objectivity, and due process. Conflicts of inte...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016: Destabilization and Regime Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
When governments get too far out of line -- the most outrageous offence, from the point of view of imperial power, is pursuing policies that help ordinary people at the expense of transnational corpo...
Our Way to Fight: Peace-work under siege in Israel-Palestine
Riordon, Michael
Book
2011
Documents the lives and work of grassroots peace activists, Israelis and Palestinians fighting for justice and human rights on both sides of the wall. The book also explore events that stirred people ...
Palestine is not an environment story: How I was censored by The Guardian for writing about Israel's war for Gaza's gas
Ahmed, Nafeez
Article
2014
After writing for The Guardian for over a year, my contract was unilaterally terminated because I wrote a piece on Gaza that was beyond the pale.
Palestine Peace Not Apartheid
Carter, Jimmy
Book
2006
Former U.S. President Carter calls Israel's treatment of Palestinians 'apartheid' and identifies continuing Israeli control of the occupied territories as the primary obstacle to peace.
Palestine, War and the Lethal Role of Journalists: Two Films by John Pilger
Article
2014
John Pilger first made the film ‘Palestine Is Still The Issue‘ in 1977. It told how almost a million Palestinians had been forced off their land in 1948, and again in 1967. Twenty five years later, in...
The Pattern (Musically Annotated): From the Annals of Occupation
Rovics, David
Article
2014
The war of words heats up. Israeli and US leaders are all over the airwaves, saying Israel has a right to defend itself and that Hamas is responsible for all deaths on both sides. The news organizatio...
Power to the (Palestinian) People!
Halper, Jeff
Article
2008
I am not a Palestinian; I am not one of the oppressed. I only hope I can use my privilege in an effective way in order to redeem the gift the people of Gaza have given all of us: the realization that ...
Pro-Israel stance reeks of double standards and historical amnesia
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2006
Israel bombs, terrorizes and kills as it pleases, on a daily basis, and the media praise it for its restraint.
Pro-Israel Lobby Alarmed by Growth of Boycott, Divestment Movement
Young, Art
Article
2009
The international campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel is emerging as one of the most important ways to demonstrate solidarity with Palestine.
Propaganda, State Religion and the Attack on the Gaza Peace Flotilla - Part 1
Article
2010
We are trained to react to violent acts, not on the basis of their objective legality and human cost, but on the basis of the perceived legitimacy of the people committing the act. Violence committed ...
The Punishment of Gaza
Levy, Gideon
Book
2010
An account of Israel's criminal treatment of Gaza.
Put the Palestinians on a Diet: Media Bury Documents Revealing Israel's Deliberate Policy of Near-Starvation for Gaza
Article
2010
Israel has been forced to reveal what Palestinians and other observers on the ground have known for a long time: that the blockade of Gaza is state policy intended to inflict collective punishment, no...
Put the Palestinians On A Diet
Article
2010
Israel has been forced to reveal what Palestinians and other observers on the ground have known for a long time: that the blockade of Gaza is state policy intended to inflict collective punishment, no...
Questions about Israel's attack on Gaza
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2014
Why do these terrible outbreaks of violence keep happening? Written during the Israeli attack on Gaza in July 2014.
Radical Digressions 6
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2009
The Real Motive Behind the Gaza Flotilla Attack: Sabotaging Peace
Amiri, Rannie
Article
2010
Israel's leadership is committed to "a dynamic state bent upon expansion". The greatest threat to continued expansion is the threat of peace. Whenever Israel's leadership is faced with the threat of p...
A Reply to B'nai Brith's Manifesto Denouncing CUPE-Ontario's Boycott of Israel
Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid
Article
2006
Why supporting the global campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israeli apartheid is the right thing to do.
Rockets from Gaza: Harm to Civilians from Palestinian Armed Groups' Rocket Attacks
Article
2009
Documents rocket attacks on Israeli civilians by armed groups in Gaza.
Self-Defense Against Peace: Israel's Unjust War on Gaza
Mandel, Michael
Article
2009
Legally and morally, an aggressor cannot rely upon self-defence to justify violence against resistance to its own aggression. The most plausible reason Israel is fighting Hamas (and the PLO before it)...
The settlers' retreat was the theatre of the cynical
Steele, Jonathan
Article
The settlers' retreat from Gaza was the theatre of the cynical.
Shot in the Back: Did the IDF Execute Mavi Marmara Victims?
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2010
In the Israeli commando assault on the Gaza aid flotilla, if victims were shot in the back or in the back of the head, then one is left really with only two possible conclusions: either the shooters, ...
A Slice of Death in Rafah: Against The Current vol. 111
International Solidarity Movement
Article
2004
from an International Solidarity Movement report. Tel Es-Sultan, Gaza Strip--Death has become something usual in Rafah. The invasion would not be successful if the occupation army didn't kill dozens ...
Some deaths really matter - The disproportionate coverage of Israeli and Palestinian Killings
Article
2014
Documening that the deaths of Israelis is far more heavily weighted than those of Palestinian deaths, garnering more media coverage.
Steel walls cannot contain the struggle for freedom
Nimah, Hasan Abu
Article
2009
If siege is an act of aggression and war, then breaking out of it by any means is an act of self-defense and resistance.
Stop That Shit
Avnery, Uri
Article
2006
Whoever longs for a solution must know: there is no solution without settling the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
To the family of the one thousandth victim of Israel’s genocidal slaughter in Gaza
Pappe, Ilan
Article
2014
This is 2014 — the destruction of Gaza is well documented. This is not 1948 when Palestinians had to struggle hard to tell their story of horror; so many of the crimes Zionist committed then where hid...
Towards a New Cold War: Essays on the Current Crisis and How We Got There
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1982
A sobering assessment of American foreign policy from the end of the Vietnam era to Ronald Reagan.
Treading the Borders Between Life and Death
Jasiewicz, Ewa
Article
2009
During Israel's Operation Cast Lead in December 2008 - January 2009, Israeli forces killed 16 emergency medical staff and injured 57. According to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), perha...
The True Gaza Backstory: It's About Land, Stupid
Fisk, Robert
Article
2014
How come all those Palestinians – all 1.5 million – are crammed into Gaza in the first place? Well, their families once lived, didn’t they, in what is now called Israel? And got chucked out – or fled ...
The Truth Behind The Israeli Propaganda
Fisk, Robert
Article
2010
The amazing thing in all this is that so many Western journalists - and I'm including the BBC's pusillanimous coverage of the Gaza aid ships - are writing like Israeli journalists, while many Israeli ...
Turning Blood into Money: Profiting from Killing
Vlazna, Vacy
Article
2013
Yotam Feldman’s documentary The Lab, released in August, is one of the most important exposés of the obscene rationale and execution of Israel’s hugely lucrative arms and security industries through...
U.N. Team on War Crimes Condemns Israel, Hamas
Article
2009
A four-member United Nations fact-finding mission, which has just concluded an investigation into last year's brutal conflict in Gaza, makes a strong case for war crimes charges against Israel for its...
Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
Bennis, Phyllis
Book
2002
Designed to inform those who are somewhat unfamiliar with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Written in question and answer format
The United States and Gaza: Against The Current vol. 140
Shalom, Stephen R.
Article
2009
The courageous Israeli journalist Amira Hass, in her 1996 book Drinking the Sea at Gaza, tells us that in Israeli slang “go to Gaza” means “go to hell.”
A View from Gaza: This Is a Brutal Attack, Not a "Military Operation"
El-Farra, Mona
Article
2014
In Gaza, recent Israeli military attacks by sea, air and via artillery shells are not part of a war or a military operation though it may look so. It is collective punishment and it is a brutal attac...
Voices for Palestine
Website
Arab women from Jordan who came together in response to Israel's attack on Gaza and its people.
The War Isn't Over, But Israel Has Lost
Karon, Tony
Article
2009
The Israelis - and their backers in the American political establishment - appear incapable of grasping that which is empirically obvious: Hamas and its ilk grow stronger every time Israel seeks to el...
We are NOT the 'Story', It's Not Just Our 21 Kidnapped Passengers : Sources News Release
Article
2009
On June 30th 2009 Israeli Occupation Forces forcibly boarded the Free Gaza boat, SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, and kidnapped 21 human rights workers and journalists who were on their way to deliver much needed ...
What Really Happened in Gaza: Israel Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Finkelstein, Norman
Article
2012
The official storyline is that Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense on 14 November, 2012 because, in President Barack Obama’s words, it had “every right to defend itself.” The facts, however, s...
What the American Media Won't Tell You About Israel: The savage punishment of Gaza traces back to decades ago.
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2012
An old man in Gaza held a placard that read: “You take my water, burn my olive trees, destroy my house, take my job, steal my land, imprison my father, kill my mother, bombard my country, starve us al...
'When I Go to Work, I Expect to Be Killed:' The Terror of Being A Fisherman in Gaza: Palestine Speaks: Voices from the West Bank and Gaza
Malek, Cate; Hoke, Mateo
Article
2014
Approximately 4,000 Gazan fishermen rely on access to the open waters of the Mediterranean to make a living. Because of punitive restrictions imposed by Israel, the Gazan fishery has virtually collaps...
Which came first? Palestinian rockets or Israeli violence?
Weir, Alison
Article
2014
Since US media are reporting the latest Israeli massacre in Gaza as though it is a defensive action, I thought I would set the record straight. Israeli forces shelled and invaded Gaza BEFORE the rocke...
Who is Afraid of a Real Inquiry?
Avnery, Uri
Article
2010
If a real Commission of Inquiry had been set up into the Free Gaza Flotilla attack (instead of the pathetic excuse for a commission), here are some of the questions it should have addressed.
Why Is Israel Killing Gazans?
Spritzler, John
Article
2009
Why Israel Won't Survive
Abunimah, Ali
Article
2009
If there was ever a moment when the peoples of the region would accept Israel as a Zionist state in their midst, that has passed forever. Israel's "military deterrent" has now been repeatedly discredi...
Why Israeli Leaders Love Qassam Rockets: A Reply to Michael Neumann
Spritzler, John
Article
2009
Israeli leaders want Jews to believe that they are surrounded by violent anti-Semites. This is how the billionaires and generals and politicians who rule over the Israeli population get away with what...
A Wikileak on the US and Al-Jazeera: Blaming and (Killing) the Messenger
Christison, Kathleen
Article
2011
A Wikileaks-released cable from the U.S. embassy in Doha, Qatar, shows that U.S. officials were angry with Al Jazeera in the wake of Israel’s three-week assault on Gaza, because, alone of news network...
Words have failed
Hass, Amira
Article
2004
The written word is a failure at making tangible to Israeli readers the true horror of the Occupation.
Worse Than North Korea
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2010
The reality is that we are dealing with a pariah state, no better at this point in its respect for international law and basic human rights (where non-Israelis are concerned), than North Korea. And ma...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Alternative Information Center
A Palestinian-Israeli organization which disseminates information, research and political analysis on Palestinian and Israeli societies as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while promoting coo...
Alternatives - Action & Communication Network for International Development
Alternatives, Action and Communication Network for International Development, is a non-governmental, international solidarity organization. Alternatives works to promote justice and equality amongst i...
Canada-Palestine Support Network
canpalnet gathers Canadians of all backgrounds who support the human, democratic, and national rights of the Palestinian people. canpalnet aims to change the policies and actions of the Canadian gove...
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East
To empower Canadians of all backgrounds to promote justice, development, and peace in the Middle East. * To advocate for a just foreign policy regarding Middle-East issues. * To insist that the Cana...
Corporate Watch
Corporate Watch is a not-for-profit co-operative providing critical information on the social and environmental impacts of corporations and capitalism. Since 1996 our research, journalism, analysis an...
Electronic Intifada
Palestinian portal for information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its depiction in the media. News, commentary, analysis, and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict fro...
NormanFinkelstein.com
The website of Professor Norman Finkelstein.
Gaza Community Mental Health Programme
A Palestinian non-governmental, non-profit organization established in 1990 to provide comprehensive community mental health services - therapy, training and research - to the population of the Gaza S...
International Middle East Media Center
Media center developed in collaboration between Palestinian and International journalists to provide English language media coverage of Israel-Palestine.
Jews for a Just Peace
An organization of Vancouver Jews whose purpose is to build support in our community for a fair and just solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Recognizing the inequality in the power of the tw...
Near East Cultural and Educational Foundation of Canada
NECEF is an academically oriented volunteer organization whose extensive international network of individuals and NGO's with expertise about and concern for the Arab World includes a Canadian speakers...
Palestine Chronicle
PalestineChronicle.com is an independent online newspaper that provides daily news, commentary, features and book reviews on a variety of subjects, yet is largely focused on Palestine, the Arab-Israel...
Palestinian Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel
Palestinian Civil Society Calls for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel Until it Complies with International Law and Universal Principles of Human Rights
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is an Non Government Organisation (NGO) based in Gaza City. The Centre is a non-profit company, dedicated to protecting human rights, promoting the rule...
Palestinian International Campaign to End the Siege on Gaza
We are a diverse group of civil society activists, human rights activists, intellectuals, academics, businessmen from Gaza and the West Bank, united by our commitment to peace, human dignity and human...
Refuser Solidarity Network
Supports Israelis who refuse to serve in the Occupation. The Refuser Solidarity Network (RSN) was formed to provide support for the growing Refuser Movement in Israel. The initial impetus for the e...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Electronic Intifada
Palestinian portal for information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its depiction in the media. News, commentary, analysis and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a Palestinian perspective.
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is a non-government organization (NGO) based in Gaza City. The Centre is a non-profit company, dedicated to protecting human rights, promoting the rule of law and upholding democratic...
Zatoun
Zatoun is an NGO which brings fair trade olive oil from occupied Palestine. It highlights the plight of Palestinian farmers and the destruction of their livelihood. Olive oil is a basic food which reminds us of our common humanity...

Sources Library

Continuous protest at Israeli consulate in Toronto starts July 24
Sources News Release
2014
On July 24 people of conscience including Muslims, Jews, and Christians, are coming together at the Israeli consulate in Toronto for a three day continuous vigil to call attention to the frightening s...
Defiant Journalists Back Ethical Campaign for Palestinian Media
Sources News Release
2009
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has concluded the launch of its programme to support ethical journalism in Palestine with a series of proposals to strengthen independent media even i...
Freedom Flotilla III sets sail: #NextPortGaza
Sources News Release
2015
Today, June 27th 2015 (4 am in Gaza), four boats of the 2015 the Freedom Flotilla III set sail from their final European points of departure. Through nonviolent resistance they will challenge the ille...
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
Sources News Release
2009
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
IFJ Demands Overhaul of Repressive Media Laws in the Middle East
Sources News Release
2009
Launching its â##Breaking the Chains' annual report into press freedom violations in the Arab World and Iran, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called for a radical overhaul of ...
IFJ Led Delegation Visits Gaza to Provide Solidarity and Support to Journalists
Sources News Release
2014
Leaders of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), its affiliate the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS), and a number of leading Egyptian journalists have concluded a two-day solidarit...
IFJ Welcomes Successful Safety Training for Gaza Journalists in Egypt
Sources News Release
2009
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today welcomed the successful safety training organised for Gaza Journalists which took place in Cairo from 20 to 22 April.
Israel seizes Flotilla ship to Gaza and deports 2 Human Rights advocates to Canada
Sources News Release
2015
Two Canadians, Robert Lovelace and Kevin Neish, who were on board the Freedom Flotilla III boat Marianne, headed towards Gaza when it was seized by Israeli forces early Monday morning, are returning t...
Israel sentences two to prison terms for censorship breach
Sources News Release
2009
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an Israeli court decision to sentence two television journalists on charges of breaching the military censorship law during the offensive in Gaza in Decem...
Israeli airstrike destroys press car, killing Palestinian media worker
2014
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Israel Defense Forces' airstrike on a car clearly marked as a press vehicle in Gaza City in early July, 2014.
Israeli human rights organization highlights deterioration of Palestinian health under occupation
Sources News Release
2015
Reports by Physicians for Human Rights - Israel document the deterioration of Palestinian health in the West Bank and Gaza as the direct consequence of ongoing Israeli military occupation.
Let's talk about Gaza, Sderot and the racist valuation of lives
David, Ben Lilach
2014
A frank discussion about everything we don’t mention when talking about rockets and bombs and Gaza. Let’s talk about fear, about poverty, about angst and about racism.
More than 100 media sign the Reporters Without Borders petition for international journalists to be allowed into the Gaza Strip
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders reiterates its appeal for support by the international media and again urges the Israeli authorities to lift the ban on foreign media access to the Gaza Strip that has been i...
NBC News Pulls Veteran Reporter from Gaza After Witnessing Israeli Attack on Children
Greenwald, Glenn
2014
Ayman Mohyeldin, the NBC News correspondent who personally witnessed yesterday’s killing by Israel of four Palestinian boys on a Gazan beach and who has received widespread praise for his brave and in...
Newspaper reporter arrested as she returns to Israel from Gaza Strip
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders condemns Israeli newspaper reporter Amira Hassâ##s arrest at the Erez border crossing yesterday as she returned to Israel after spending four months in the Gaza Strip reporti...

From the Connexions Archives

Counterpunch
Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Progressive U.S. website/newsletter.
Electronic Intifada
Website
Palestinian portal for information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its depiction in the media. News, commentary, analysis, and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict fro...
Gaza Community Mental Health Programme
Website
A Palestinian non-governmental, non-profit organization established in 1990 to provide comprehensive community mental health services - therapy, training and research - to the population of the Gaza S...
International Middle East Media Center
Website
Media center developed in collaboration between Palestinian and International journalists to provide English language media coverage of Israel-Palestine.
Jewish Voice for Peace
Website
A diverse and democratic community of activists inspired by Jewish tradition to work together for peace, social justice, and human rights. Supports the aspirations of Israelis and Palestinians for sec...
Making a Killing
The Canada-Israel Military-Industrial Partnership
Young, Art (ed.)
Article
2009
Canadian companies supply many essential components to Israel's war machine. This pamphlet provides information on the arms trade that will help to strengthen the movement for boycott, divestment and ...
Palestine Chronicle
Website
An independent online newspaper that provides daily news, commentary, features and book reviews on a variety of subjects, yet is largely focused on Palestine, the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Middle ...
Palestine Media Watch
Website
PMWATCH was established to promote fair and accurate coverage of the Israeli occupation of Palestine in the US mainstream media. In broad terms, our mission is two-fold: (1) identify, report on, and p...