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Peace and Joy - Tom
Israel's 155mm Cure For Terrorism
By Eric Margolis
Now’s the time, in Israel’s view, to crush Hamas into dust and tell
foreign critics to go to hell.
The Children of Gaza
"We Share Responsibility"
Jon Snow recounts the scene in Gaza's al-Shifa hospital, where doctors
struggle to treat adults and children wounded by Israeli attacks.
We Don’t Care Much About Palestinians, Do We?
By Robert Fisk
What if it had been 35 Palestinian dead, and 800 Israeli?
Screams, Tears And Death
Shujayea: Massacre at Dawn
A powerful film with exclusive footage from the day of the
Israeli assault on the densely populated district of Shujayea in Gaza
City. A film by Amjad Almalki and Ahmed Ashour.
The Punishment of Gaza
Washington is Complicit in Israel’s Crimes
By Paul Findley
All citizens of the United States must face the truth: Our government
is complicit in in Israeli crimes against humanity.
Syllogism of Death
By Dan Lieberman
Explaining the attack on Gaza by logic, reveals a syllogism of death.
Israel's Propaganda War
Secret Report Helps Israelis Hide Facts:
By Patrick Cockburn
The study admits that the Israeli government does not really want a
two-state solution, but says this should be masked because 78 per cent
of Americans do.
Hug A Terrorist
Girls act to save Gaza victims.
Rwanda 1994 vs Gaza 2014
Samantha Power And The Age Of Genocide
By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich
Hypocrisy has never shown such an ugly, shameless face as that of
America’s ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power.
Did A Ukrainian Fighter Plane Use Malaysian
Airlines MH17 For Cover?
Militia Soldier - Elena, from Sloviansk
This video was uploaded June 18, 2014, a month before Malaysian Airlines
MH17 crashed in Ukraine.
Another State Department Hoax?
Washington Is Escalating the Orchestrated Ukrainian “Crisis” to War
By Paul Craig Roberts
US intelligence says, no evidence of Russian involvement in the
destruction of the Malaysian airliner.
People Are Waking Up!
Ukrainians Are Burning Their Military Writs
Ukrainians are burning their military writs, refusing to leave their
sons to Ministry of Defense.
Libya's Destruction a Warning to Egypt, Syria, &
By Tony Cartalucci
For those wondering what will become of Egypt, Syria, or Ukraine, should
NATO succeed, one needs only to look at Libya.
Discourse of War and Doublethink. “When the Lie Becomes the Truth”
By Jean-Claude Paye and Tülay Umay
Since the attacks of September 11, we are witnessing a transformation of
the way the media report the news.
The World As We Know It.
Did Al Qaeda Cash in on the 9/11 Attacks?
By Mark Gaffney
Is it believable that the very same terrorists who sought to destroy
America got away with profiting from the subsequent vast expansion of
the US war machine?
End Torture, Shut Down the CIA!
By Ron Paul
For our own safety, end the CIA!
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl - Pat Tillman
A Hero Sandwich and an Order of Fries
By Deke Solomon
'heroic death by friendly fire' that which looks exactly like 'murder
America's Lost Decade
Typical Household Wealth Has Plunged 36% Since 2003
By Tyler Durden
Does it feel like you're poorer? There is a simple reason why - you are!
At least 1,052 Palestinians have
been killed : More than 6,000 injured
since Israel’s military offensive began on July 8. Forty-three Israeli
soldiers have also been killed, along with two Israeli civilians and one
IDF Soldier Deliberately Killed by His Own:
There seems a Spartan sense of sacrifice among Israelis that part of the
cost of serving in the army is that your own brothers may be forced to
kill you for the greater good of the nation.
Meshaal: We are ready to coexist with Jews, but
not 'occupiers': "We are not
fanatics, we are not fundamentalists. We are not actually fighting the
Jews because they are Jews per se. We do not fight any other races. We
fight the occupiers," he said.
You Can't Kill Hamas, You Can Only Make It
Experts and insiders say that Israel's military offensive will only
further radicalize the Palestinian population -- and alienate frustrated
friends in the United States.
Obama presses Netanyahu: It is imperative to
reach immediate humanitarian cease-fire:
Senior U.S. official: Israeli criticism of Kerry was 'extremely
'John Kerry is an alien, an ongoing
embarrassment': what Israel thinks of US secretary of state:
When the insult is levelled by the previously supportive Haaretz
newspaper, standard-bearer of the country's liberal-Left, it may be time
for him – and by extension, President Barack Obama – to take notice.
Graham: U.N. move 'anti-Semitic':
The South Carolina Republican slammed the U.N. Human Rights Council for
its vote last week to launch an investigation into potential human
rights abuses in Gaza.
Prescott accuses Israel of ‘war crime’:
Any other country would be made an international “pariah” if it acted in
the same way, Lord Prescott said, and he directly compared the situation
in Gaza with a concentration camp
Australia: MPs condemn Israeli attacks on Gaza,
accuse Federal Government of being blatantly pro-Israel:
Thirty state and federal MPs have signed a strongly-worded letter
condemning the Israeli military's attacks on Gaza.
Australia should ban citizens from joining IDF,
Muslim leader says: President of the
Lebanese Muslim Association says it is 'not fair' that Australian
jihadists returning from Iraq, Syria can face prosecution, while
Australian conscripts in the Israeli army don't.
Brazil Condemns Israeli Offensive in Gaza,
Recalls Ambassador: The Brazilian
government has recalled its ambassador from Tel Aviv and condemned what
it called the "disproportionate use of force" by Israel in a military
offensive in Gaza.
More than a million people protest horrific
carnage in Gaza:
The world has reacted in disgust to pictures of the indiscriminate
slaughter of civilians in Gaza, including women and children
Protesters condemn Canada's unqualified support
of Israel: “The government shouldn’t
be simply rubber stamping everything that comes from (Israeli Prime
Minister) Benjamin Netanyahu,” added Dewar. “We should be telling him
that there are too many civilian casualties and it’s unacceptable.”
Scandinavian countries condemn Israel's
disproportionate violence: Denmark,
Finland and Norway are backing the Palestinian people in Gaza with
substantial medical aid. Denmark and Finland followed the EU position of
condemning Israeli attacks on innocent Gazans.
American leaders condemn Israeli operation in
Gaza: The presidents of Venezuela and
Bolivia have called for the UN to condemn Israel. President Nicolas
Maduro likened the latest operation, to an “extermination.”
Egypt army destroys 13 more Gaza tunnels:
Egypt's army said Sunday it has destroyed 13 more tunnels connecting the
Sinai Peninsula to the Gaza Strip, taking to 1,639 the overall number it
has laid waste to.
Tony Blair 'should be in the Middle East, not the
UK': Tony Blair blasted for throwing
surprise birthday party for wife Cherie's 60th at their £6million
mansion - as Gaza death toll passes 1,050
Shiite militia display jihadist bodies in Iraq
city: - Shiite militiamen in Iraq's
city of Baquba dragged the bodies of Islamic State jihadist fighters
through the streets Sunday and hung them from a bridge and a utility
20 killed in clashes and bomb attacks in Iraq:
- In Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, Iraqi security forces backed by
military aircraft recaptured seven villages near the city of Udheim in
the north of the provincial capital city of Baquba, clashing with
fighters and killing nine militants,
Seven Killed in Syria Blast:
A booby-trapped pick-up van exploded in the main street in al-Arman
district, Xinhua reported citing state news agency SANA.
Isis fighters BEHEAD dozens of Syrian soldiers in
sickening video: WARNING GRAPHIC
CONTENT:: SICKENING footage has emerged of dozens of soldiers beheaded
by barbaric Isis fighters in northern Syria.
Syrian army retakes gas field from fighters:
During the assault on the field, Islamic State fighters killed at least
270 soldiers, guards and staff and also killed at least 85 soldiers when
they captured an army base in the province of Raqqa on Friday
ISIS militants capture city of Hassakeh as more
Syrian rebel fighters reportedly join ranks:
“ ISIS jihadists took over the army’s Regiment 121 at Maylabieh” in
northeast province after a three-day battle, the Britain-based
At least six dead in attacks on southern Yemen
army posts: Militant attacks on two
army outposts in southern Yemen killed at least eight people early on
Sunday, local officials said, two months after the government said it
had cleared that area of al Qaeda fighters in an offensive.
59 killed in fierce Libya fighting:
AT LEAST 36 people have been killed in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi,
many of them civilians, in clashes between Libyan special forces and
Islamist militants over the weekend, according to medical and security
British embassy convoy attacked in Libya's
Tripoli: The attack took place in
western Tripoli, witnesses said, and came after Washington evacuated its
mission in the embattled Libyan capital under air cover on Saturday.
U.S. Embassy in Libya Evacuated After Heavy Violence:
The United States has evacuated its embassy staff in Libya due to
violence between rival militias in the capital. Secretary of State John
Kerry said there was a "very real risk" to US diplomats.
Foreigners urged to flee Libya fighting:
European nations have called on their citizens to leave Libya as heavy
fighting between troops loyal to a renegade general and militias in the
eastern city of Benghazi left more than 36 people dead.
Five killed in bomb attack on Nigerian church:
At least five people are dead and eight have been injured in a bomb
blast outside a Catholic church, one of two attacks prompting the
cancellation of planned religious festivities in the northern Nigerian
city of Kano.
Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon vice PM:
Three die as wife taken in attack on politician's home, while local
religious leader captured in separate raid.
Ebola outbreak: Liberia closes most border
crossings: The Liberian government on
Sunday closed most of the West African nation's border crossings and
introduced stringent health measures to curb the spread of the deadly
Ebola virus that has killed at least 660 people across the region.
15 killed in wave of attacks in Afghanistan:
The Taliban attacks focused on Kandahar Province, where Taliban fighters
killed six police officers—including a district police chief—in assaults
on some 15 checkpoints
Family of Marine killed in Afghanistan pushes
back against cover-up: The family of
a Marine murdered in Afghanistan is accusing the Corps of a cover-up by
refusing to turn over documents that would show the dangerous
environment inside Forward Operating Base Delhi.
Arming The Taliban? Pentagon running out of time
to find mass of missing weapons in Afghanistan:
The Pentagon has lost track of more than 40 percent of the $626 million
in firearms it has provided to Afghanistan’s security forces
Dozens, including 2 children, die as Kiev troops
shell Gorlovka in E.Ukraine (VIDEO):
At least 13 civilians and likely dozens more have been killed by
continuing artillery barrages, as government troops close in on militia
positions around the city of Gorlovka in eastern Ukraine.
Fighting Intensifies Near MH17 Disaster Site:
Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian
separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area
where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.
US releases satellite images 'proving' Russia is
firing into Ukraine: Monochrome
images taken by civilian satellites are said to be indicating fire from
multiple rocket launchers “on the Russian side of the border” and
“artillery strikes within Ukraine.”
Admitted Liar Claims Russia Is Shooting Artillery
Into Ukraine: Director of National
Intelligence James Clapper is an known liar:
US allegations of Russia firing at Ukraine are
‘baseless’ – Russian MP: While
speaking about Ukrainian artillery frequently hitting Russian territory
since the beginning of summer, Klintsevich said that several of his
colleagues support the idea of precision strikes against those artillery
machines used to target Russia.
What Jesus Would Do At The Border:
A dedicated coalition of volunteers and faith groups have banded
together at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in downtown McAllen to create
an oasis of relief for the ever-increasing number of immigrant families
crossing the border between the U.S. and Mexico.
July 27, 2014
Israeli War Tactics Ignore Children’s Innocence
By Nicole Fritz
To insist, as Israel does, that the people of Gaza
have the power themselves to end their suffering, when one in five of
those dead is a child, is callously disingenuous.
Blockading the Truth: Obama's Big Lie About Gaza
By Chris Floyd
It is impossible that Barack Obama does not know
these undisputed facts.
The World Is Doomed By Western Insouciance
By Paul Craig Roberts
Russia is in danger of preemptive nuclear attack by Washington.
Obama’s Ukrainian Ploy Collapses; Ukraine Now
Seeks Direct U.S. Bailout
By Eric Zuesse
The government that Obama installed in February is now seeking
direct U.S. support in order to continue its ethnic cleansing campaign.
The NSA’s New Partner in Spying
Saudi Arabia’s Brutal State Police
By Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain
The Saudi Ministry of Interior—referred to in the
document as MOI— has been condemned for years as one of the most brutal
human rights violators in the world.
Do-nothing Congress Takes A Vacation
By Jim Hightower
Not only do our lawmakers love to vacation, but
they also tiptoe around ethics rules so lobbyists can pay for their
Hillary Clinton’s Real Scandal Is Honduras, Not
By Emily Schwartz Greco
Is it too soon to predict who will be the next
president of the United States?
Report: Israel kills more than 1.000 people in
Gaza: Agrees to extend truce for 24
hours: Truce extended until midnight Sunday, Haaretz reports as army
announces death of 2 soldiers; Palestinian death toll well over 1,000.
More Than 130 Bodies Pulled From Gaza Rubble:
The bodies of more than 132 Palestinians were recovered from the rubble
across the Gaza Strip in the first half of a 12-hour humanitarian truce
today, medics said.
Truce cut short as Israel resumes attack on Gaza:
The Israeli military said it is resuming the offensive on the Gaza
Strip, cutting short a temporary ceasefire after Hamas militants
rejected the truce and continued to fire rockets at Israel.
Gazans dig dead from rubble in scenes of war
devastation: The scene was one
repeated across the Gaza Strip on Saturday, as desperate residents
ventured out during a fragile 12-hour truce only to be met with evidence
of death and destruction on a scale that reduced men to tears.
Gaza ceasefire reveals full extent of Israeli
destruction: Thousands of people in
Gaza have ventured out from homes and shelters during a 12-hour
ceasefire to find that whole streets and neighbourhoods have been
destroyed in the last week.
Two soldiers succumb to wounds, raising death
toll to 42: : Two soldiers succumb to
wounds, raising death toll to 42 | The Times of Israel
Hamas calls Israel truce terms 'unacceptable':
Hamas has said an Israeli offer to extend a humanitarian ceasefire in
Gaza is unacceptable because it does not include provision for the
withdrawal of Israeli troops and for residents in the enclave to return
to their homes.
Palestinians will not 'raise a white flag':
Massive protests erupted in several cities and towns across the West
Bank over the weekend, including Jenin, Beit Ommar, and Nablus, and at
least nine Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank in a 24-hour
period ending early on Saturday.
‘Kerry told Hamas many of its demands would be
met under ceasefire deal’: Kerry’s
handling of the ceasefire effort was castigated by Israeli sources on
Friday and Saturday, and the Israeli security cabinet unanimously
rejected his ceasefire proposal on Friday night.
Kerry ‘completely capitulated’ to Hamas in
ceasefire proposal, say Israeli sources:
Israeli ministers, who on Friday unanimously rejected US secretary’s
offer, reported to describe him as ‘negligent, incapable of handling the
most basic matters’
Hamas leader: 'Israelis are playing games':
Al Jazeera sat down with Osama Hamdan, one of Hamas' senior leaders and
head of foreign relations, to discuss the Israeli military offensive in
Gaza, what the group has achieved militarily and diplomatically, and
what the future prospects of a long-term solution are.
Hamas not complicit in teens’ kidnap: Israeli
police: The Israeli Police Foreign
Press Spokesman, Micky Rosenfeld, appears to have falsified the Israeli
government’s claim that Hamas was responsible for the killing of three
Israeli settler teens in June
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
these talking points and more.
Jewish mob accused of beating East Jerusalem men:
Two Arab residents of East Jerusalem were hospitalized on Friday after
being beaten by a Jewish mob in the capital, they said.
Australia: Alhadeff resigns over Israel email:
The email, which was sent in Mr Alhadeff's capacity as CEO of the NSW
Jewish Board of Deputies, claimed Israel was operating with "care to
avoid civilian casualties".
Canada’s New Democratic Party supports Israeli
war crimes: Op-Ed: As the death toll
in Gaza continues to mount, Canada’s social democratic New Democratic
Party (NDP) has come under increasing criticism for its failure to
denounce the murderous assault being carried out by the Israeli
85 Syrian troops killed by Islamist militants:
Fate of 200 other soldiers remain unknown
according to human rights group
Syria: ISIS ‘beheads scores of Syrian soldiers’
after daring assault on army base (GRAPHIC):
ISIS published photos of the beheadings of soldiers and officers at a
Syrian government base near the eastern city of Raqqa
Video shows American suicide bomber in Syria:
Al-Nusra Front claims Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, who grew up in Florida,
carried out attack on army positions in Idlib.
Syria regime retakes gas field from ISIS:
Syrian government troops Saturday recaptured the Shaar gas field in Homs
province from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, a week after
the jihadists seized it, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Twelve killed in Yemen car bombs:
Two car bombs exploded before reaching their targets, while a third went
off at the gate of a base, said a military official.
Iraq's Mosul counts the cost of insurgent rule:
When the army left and the gunmen came it was the first time we could
breathe. Before I had to wait two hours in traffic just to get to work
because of all the checkpoints. Now I can get to my shop in 10 minutes,”
House Votes For Checks On Obama's Iraq War
Powers: The House of Representatives
sent a bipartisan message to President Barack Obama Friday, warning the
commander-in-chief that lawmakers do not want him to escalate war in
Iraq without first going to Congress for permission.
More than 50 killed in Libya's Benghazi, Tripoli
after heavy clashes?: At least 36
people were killed in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, many of them
civilians, in clashes between Libyan Special Forces and Islamist
militants on Saturday night and Sunday morning, medical and security
15 Killed as Rockets Hit Residential Building in
Libya: The building, which housed
Egyptian workers, was completely destroyed by the explosion, ITAR-TASS
US evacuates embassy in Tripoli:
The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya yesterday and evacuated
its diplomats to neighbouring Tunisia under military escort as fighting
intensified between rival militias.
Egypt says fighters killed in Sinai clashes:
Military quoted as claiming deaths of 14 fighters and arrest of 47
others near Sheikh Zuwaid in north Sinai.
Tunisian soldiers killed near Algeria border:
Two Tunisian soldiers have been killed and six injured in a gunfight
near the border with Algeria, the second such attack in less than two
UN sounds urgent famine warning for S Sudan:
World urged not to stand by as aid chiefs say 50,000 children could die
from malnutrition in world's worst food crisis.
Over 20 killed, 80 injured in ‘worst’ shelling of
Lugansk by Ukrainian forces: At least
24 civilians were killed and another 85 injured as the city of Lugansk
in eastern Ukraine was heavily shelled by Kiev forces on Friday and
Saturday, media reported.
Mayor of central Ukrainian city shot dead:
- The mayor of the central Ukrainian town of Kremenchuk was shot dead on
Saturday and the house of another mayor in Lviv to the West was hit by
fire from a grenade launcher, the Interior Ministry said.
Russian media allege flight MH17 shot down by
Ukrainian missile unit: New and
detailed allegations in the Russian media come amid mounting US and
European Union charges that Russia is responsible for the shooting down
of the jetliner.
US Administration Relies on Blatant Lies in Its
Foreign Policy – Russian Foreign Ministry:
“Judging by a relentless blackwashing campaign against Russia, launched
by the US Administration, they more often rely on blatant lies while
conducting its foreign policy.
Putin facing multi-million pound legal action
over alleged role in MH17 crash:
British lawyers have flown to Ukraine to prepare a class action against
the Russian president on behalf of bereaved families l.
Six armed Taliban, two others killed in Afghan
shootout: Police confronted the
fighters in Spin Boldak district, near the Pakistani border, on Sunday
morning and firefights ensued.
Two U.S. occupation force soldiers killed in
Afghanistan: Improvised explosive
device kills two U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, while a third dies in the
U.S. from disease contracted in Afghanistan.
Wyden Ponders Release of CIA Torture Report
Without White House ConsentA senior
Senate Democrat is firing a warning shot at the White House against
stalling the release of a report about the past use of torture by the
U.S. intelligence community.
When Media Mergers Limit More Than Competition:
The prospect of a merger between 21st Century Fox and Time Warner Inc.,
would reduce control of the major Hollywood studios to five owners, from
six, and major television producers to four, from five.
Satellite Study Reveals Parched U.S. West Using
Up Underground Water: More than 75
percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin
since late 2004 came from underground resources. The extent of
groundwater loss may pose a greater threat to the water supply of the
western United States than previously thought.
"Lie Down And Die Quietly"
Hanan Ashrawi: 'Deliberate Massacre' in Gaza
Israel "is deliberately targeting Palestinian civilians"
The Palestinians' Right to Self-Defense
By Chris Hedges
There is little in life that Palestinians can choose, but they can
choose how to die.
American Choice: Genocide Or Justice?
By Finian Cunningham
This is where the American government and the European allies are
exposed as being on the side of the Israeli aggressor and genocidal
Clueless in Gaza
We Americans Support Democracy, But Only When the Elections Go Our Way
By Ted Rall
By pushing regime change in Gaza, - the U.S. wants to replace a popular
government with an unpopular one...in other words, subverting democracy.
OK. So, What Would You Do About Hamas?
By Barry Lando
O.K., you say, we acknowledge the horror of it all, but what the hell is
Israel supposed to do?
Iran's Supreme Leader Calls For End To
'Murderous' Israeli Regime
By Mehrdad Balali
"while waiting for an end to this cold-blooded murderous regime, mighty
armed resistance is the only way to deal with it."
Israel Tapped White House Phones, Blackmailed
Netanyahu Said To Have Offered Lewinsky Tapes For Pollard
By Rebecca Shimoni Stoil
New critical book on the Clinton family claims that Israel tapped White
House phones, blackmailed president with recordings of intern.
US Intelligence: Russia Didn't Do It
By Paul Craig Roberts
Washington's bribes and threats can produce whatever story Washington
Murder Is Murder
Drone-Killing the Fifth Amendment
By Peter Van Buren
As medieval kings invoked church sanction to justify evil deeds, so in
our modern world lawyers are mobilized to transform government actions
-- torture, indefinite detention without charge, murder -- into
The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a
By Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux
The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of
the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that
requires neither "concrete facts" nor "irrefutable evidence" to
designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist.
State Sanctioned Murder
Joseph Wood dies almost two hours after execution begins
By Ed Pilkington in New York
Convicted killer 'gasped and snorted' as officials attempted to execute
him, as lawyers filed an emergency motion to halt the process.
What If Our Democracy Is A Fraud?
Perhaps we're not as free as we think
By Andrew P. Napolitano
What if you were allowed to vote only because it didn't make a
Running for Their Lives: The Child Migrant Crisis
By Mitchell Zimmerman
U.S. policies stoked the gang violence Central American kids are
Israel kills 107 people in Gaza Thursday:
At least 788 Palestinians have been killed and 5,118 have been injured
since the beginning of the Israeli attack on the people of Gaza.
17 people killed as Israel shells UN shelter in
Israeli forces have shelled a UN school in Beit Hanoun, with at least 17
dead and 150 injured as many more are feared killed among the hundreds
who had taken shelter there with Israeli coordination.
Hamas claims to have killed 8 Israeli soldiers in
The Hamas-affiliated al-Qassam Brigades said on Thursday that they had
killed eight Israeli soldiers in northeastern Gaza City in what was
potentially the deadliest attack on the military since the ground
invasion began last week.
UN rights council to form commission of inquiry
over Israeli 'war crimes' in Gaza:
The United States cast the only dissenting vote in the United Nations
Human Rights Council, with European nations abstaining.
UN warns of 'dire' Gaza situation:
UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos expresses extreme concern at the
situation in Gaza, warning that residents are running out of food and
Backs to the wall, Palestinian leadership comes
The Palestinian Authority is fed up with the international community's
empty promises to implement its national aspirations, and realized that
the Palestinians have no one to rely on but themselves.
We are Israeli reservists. We refuse to serve.:
Now that Israel has sent troops to Gaza again and reserves are being
summoned to service, dozens are refusing to take part
Not In Our Name: Jewish Activists Arrested in
Sit-in at Friends of Israel Defense Forces NYC Office : Video
For about an hour, activists read the names of the more than 600
Palestinians killed, and demanded the organization stop its fundraising
for the military attacking Gaza. Nine were arrested when they refused to
leave the premises. We get a video report from the protest.
Brazil recalls ambassador from Israel over Gaza attack:
"We strongly condemn the disproportionate use of force by Israel in the
Gaza Strip, from which large numbers of civilian casualties, including
women and children resulted."
least 60 people killed in attack on Iraq prisoner convoy :
At least 60 people have died in clashes after suicide bombers and
fighters attacked a bus transferring convicts from a prison north of
Baghdad, according to Iraqi police. Security and medical officials said
on Thursday that about 50 prisoners were among the dead, many of them
burnt beyond recognition. A number of policemen also died.
Twin car blasts welcome new Iraq president; 21
Iraqi officials say a double car bombing in central Baghdad has killed
21 people and wounded 33, hours after lawmakers elected the country's
Islamic State orders genital mutilation of Iraqi
women - UN:
Sunni militants from the Islamic State have ordered all girls and women
aged 11 to 46 in and around the city of Mosul to undergo female genital
mutilation, the UN reported. The potential number of victims is
estimated at 4 million.
Islamic State Isn't Circumcising Women and Didn't Steal $400 Million
A number of apparently false stories about the jihadist group's behavior
in Iraq's second-largest city are spreading like wildfire through the
Dept. Official: ISIS No Longer a Terrorist Group But 'A Full-Blown Army':
Brett McGurk, deputy assistant secretary for Iraq and Iran at the U.S.
Department of State, said at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing
on Wednesday. "It is now a full-blown army seeking to establish a
self-governing state through the Tigris and Euphrates Valley in what is
now Syria and Iraq."
Mortar shell kills 11 Syrians in Aleppo:
At least 11 people, including three children and a woman, were killed
and eight others wounded when a mortar shell fell on a district of
Aleppo city, north Syria, on Thursday. The area is controlled by the
regular forces, according to a statement by the Syrian Observatory for
Human Rights (SOHR).
42 killed in Nigerian attacks:
Police said the first attack was carried out by a suicide bomber on the
convoy of Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, a cleric who has fiercely criticized
Boko Haram's deadly five-year uprising.
Rival Libyan militias clash in Tripoli, Benghazi:
Heavy black smoke rose over southern Tripoli on Thursday after rival
militias exchanged artillery and rocket fire in a battle over the Libyan
capital's airport that has killed more than 50 people in nearly a
fortnight of fighting.
Foreign intelligence behind attack on army: Egypt:
"The terrorist operations (in Egypt) are carried out by terrorist
elements, mercenaries, trained in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, and
recruited by foreign intelligence services," Abdel Latif said.
13 Killed as PAF Jets Pound Alledged Militant
Hideouts in NWA:
According to military sources, the PAF warplanes targeted alledged
militant hideouts located near Pak-Afghan border in Tehsil Shawal in wee
hours of Wednesday, killing 13 militants and flattening four
sanctuaries. The deceased militants could not be identified immediately
Deadly attacks kill 8 people in Afghanistan:
A bombing in an Afghanistan market has killed at least six people while
two foreign women have been killed in a separate attack. A young girl
was among the dead in Thursday's bombing at a market in Takhar province,
AP news agency reported.
foreign occupation force soldiers killed in Afghanistan:
Two soldiers of the NATO-led coalition or International Security
Assistance Forces (ISAF) were killed in Afghanistan on Thursday, APA
reports quoting Xinhua.
crime in Afghanistan.:
Al Jazeera America on how a U.S. backed paramilitary unit carried out
the extrajudicial executions of three men in Alizai, a village in
eastern Afghanistan, on June 1st 2014.
soldiers killed in east Ukraine ongoing clashes:
Four Ukrainian soldiers and one civilian have lost their lives during
the ongoing clashes between Ukrainian army and rebels
Ukraine's Government Collapses, PM Yatsenyuk Resigns:
Bloomberg reports that the fragile coalition government has collapsed
after two parties quit. The UDAR and Svoboda parties said they'd leave
the government and seek a snap parliamentary ballot.
Fighting continues near Ukraine crash site:
Fighting between Ukrainian troops and rebels has continued to take place
near the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17, as experts in Britain
begin analysing crucial data from the downed airliner's black boxes.
Fact or propaganda?
Shot Down MH17,' Says Pro-Russian Soldier:
A pro-Russian militant has admitted his unit shot down Malaysia Airlines
flight MH17, Italian Newspaper Corriere della Sera has reported. The
interview confirms pro-Russian forces mistook the passenger plane for a
military one and were told to prepare to engage pro-Ukraine soldiers on