Israel’s 60th Birthday

Survivor describes the day 48 members of her family were killed by Dave
February 3, 2009, 3:56 pm
Filed under: Gaza, Israel

Visit our new site PULSE.


Noam Chomsky: The United States – Israel’s Godfather by Dave
January 28, 2009, 10:54 am
Filed under: Gaza, Israel, Noam Chomsky, Video | Tags: ,

Visit Pulse, a new site where I contribute.

Gaza villages wiped off the map by Dave
January 24, 2009, 4:50 pm
Filed under: Gaza, Israel

One of the best news reports I’ve seen. Although again it fails to explain the context of Israeli occupation and aggression. From Channel 4. Thanks to Pulse.

No place is safe for Gazans by Dave
January 17, 2009, 2:12 am
Filed under: Gaza, Israel, Video

Embedded with Gaza Medics

Latuff: Both Sides of the Gaza Massacre by Dave
January 17, 2009, 1:49 am
Filed under: Carlos Latuff, Cartoon, Gaza, Illustration, Israel


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Living in Gaza, Under Starlight and Bomb Blasts by Dave
January 10, 2009, 1:52 pm
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More from Safa Joudeh on her life in Gaza.  Really heartbreaking, yet Safa is clearly a strong woman.   Interesting that as Israel refuses international journanlists access to Gaza, locals are getting wider coverage. Safa is now in TIME and her writing certainly deserves to be: she is both impassioned and honest.

As big sister, I accompany two of my five younger siblings to the roof of our 14-story building. We head up there whenever we can, even if people say it makes us easy targets. We climb 13 floors of stairs just to stand and look out on Gaza and breathe in 15 minutes of air before we duck inside again. “Burning City,” the children call it. Columns of smoke rise from various locations in the distance changing the color of the sky and the sun. The entire landscape is transformed. We can make out the locations of several of the many public, residential and landmark buildings that have been turned to piles of rubble. Israeli tanks now block the roads where we used to drive along the coast. Dark, ominous warships look out of place so close to our beautiful Gaza shore, which had been one of the only escapes and source of relaxation for the besieged people of the Gaza Strip. Earthen barriers have risen in the Zatoun area, cutting off the densely populated, heavily bombarded neighborhood from the rest of the city.  Continue…

UN Ceasefire Call Ignored by Dave
January 9, 2009, 10:46 pm
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From Juan Cole “Israel’s immediate reaction to the ceasefire call was to intensify its bombardment of Gaza.“:

The United Nations has now called for a ceasefire in the Israeli war on Gaza, which is probably a sign that it will wind down not so long from now. Despite assurances given by outgoing US Secretary of State Condi Rice to her colleagues that the US would sign off on the resolution, in the end the US simply abstained. She appears to have been ordered into this humiliating about-face by W. when she made the mistake of phoning him before the vote. The lack of unanimity may weaken the force of the measure, but it nevertheless is a signal that Israel’s freedom of movement is now going to be increasingly constrained.  Continue…