Obama Blasts Brutality and Bullying, but Not by Israel

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 26 2014 (IPS) – When U.S. President Barack Obama addressed the U.N. General Assembly Wednesday, he was outspoken in his criticism of Russia for bullying Ukraine, Syria for its brutality towards its own people, and terrorists of all political stripes for the death and destruction plaguing Iraq, Syria,

Abbas: Israel waging war of genocide in Gaza

    Palestinian president, speaking at UN General Assembly, vows to pursue Israeli leaders for war crimes. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has accused Israel of waging a “war of genocide” in Gaza and vowed to pursue its leaders for war crimes. The latest war in Gaza in July and August

Israel’s N.S.A. Scandal

  Credit Otto Dettmer   WASHINGTON — IN Moscow this summer, while reporting a story for Wired magazine, I had the rare opportunity to hang out for three days with Edward J. Snowden. It gave me a chance to get a deeper understanding of who he is and why, as a National

Israel committed genocide in Gaza: EU delegation

  An official European Parliament delegation that visited the besieged Gaza Strip after the recent Israeli onslaught on the blockaded area says Israel has committed “genocide” against the defenseless Palestinians, Press TV reports. The delegation, which includes 13 members of the European Parliament, has called on the EU to break

Holocaust survivors and their descendants accuse Israel of ‘genocide’

  Dozens of Holocaust survivors, together with hundreds of descendants of Holocaust survivors and victims, have accused Israel of “genocide” for the deaths of more than 2,000 Palestinians in Gaza since the conflict erupted in July. In an open letter released by the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network and published as an advert

Is Burma’s Anti-Muslim Violence Led by “Buddhist Neo-Nazis”?

by Ray Downs   The logo of the 969 group. When most Westerners think of Buddhism, they think of smiling men with potbellies and inspirational quotes from Phil Jackson. “Buddhist neo-Nazi” sounds like a contradiction in terms. But in Burma, vicious anti-Muslim sentiment has been on the rise, and Buddhist

Saudi King Condemns Gaza War but Not Israel

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia —Aug 1, 2014, 8:40 PM Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah condemned the war in Gaza Friday as a “collective massacre” and a crime against humanity, but stopped short of directly condemning Israel for its ground campaign against Hamas. Unlike past Gaza wars, including the devastating 2008 offensive, the Saudi monarch

A Zionist Demanding Genocide

  One would think that a sad, sorry history of ones own people would create some sensitivity towards other people. But it does not. At least some people rather seem to take the horrors their ancestors had to endure as behavioral guidance for their own attitude towards other people in

Israel Uses Palestinians As Human Shields But US Lawmakers Condemn Hamas

  August 01, 2014 “ICH” – “Electronic Intifada“ -  Both houses of the US Congress are considering passing a resolution that condemns Hamas for using human shields despite not having any evidence to prove Hamas is employing this tactic.  Over the last 22 days, the Israeli army has deliberately bombed family homes,

Saudi king’s short victory lap in Egypt

  It had the feel of a victory lap, albeit short and quick. Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz visited Cairo on June 20 to congratulate Egypt’s new President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on his inauguration. For the ailing monarch it was a symbol of the kingdom’s success in turning back what he

More Egyptian Injustice

  Alarming Convictions of Al Jazeera Journalists in Egypt   The conviction of three journalists by an Egyptian court on Monday for doing their jobs is the latest effort by the country’s military-backed rulers to crush all dissent. The alarming verdict sends a chilling and intimidating message not just to other journalists

Iraq’s Next PM? Ahmed Chalabi Chief Peddler of False WMDs, Meets U.S. Officials As Malaki Falters

  June 21, 2014 “ICH” – “DN“- -    The New York Times revealed the U.S. ambassador in Iraq, Robert Beecroft, and the State Department’s top official in Iraq, Brett McGurk, recently met with the controversial Iraqi politician Ahmed Chalabi , who has been described as a potential candidate to replace al-Maliki.

Egypt: A new dawn for autocracy

  Francois-Marie Arouet, better known by his nom de plume, Voltaire, is often attributed as having said: “I disagree with every word you utter but will defend to the death your right to say it.” In fact, the remarks came from Evelyn Beatrice Hall, an English author describing Voltaire’s passion for freedom