The Egyptian capital Cairo was the scene of violent chaos on Friday, when tens of thousands of anti-government protesters stoned and confronted police, who fired back with rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons. It was a major escalation in what was already the biggest challenge to authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak’s 30 year-rule. They are demanding Mubarak’s ouster and venting their rage at years of government neglect of rampant poverty, unemployment and rising food prices.
Al-Jazeera has obtained more than 1,600 internal documents from a decade of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. These documents rovides an unprecedented look inside the continuing negotiations involving high-level American, Israeli, and Palestinian Authority officials.
Read more about “The Palestine Papers” here.
This report consists of a series of case studies that compare Israel’s different treatment of Jewish settlements to nearby Palestinian communities throughout the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. It describes the two-tier system of laws, rules, and services that Israel operates for the two populations in areas in the West Bank under its exclusive control, which provide preferential services, development, and benefits for Jewish settlers while imposing harsh conditions on Palestinians.
The report highlights Israeli practices the only discernible purposes of which appear to be promoting life in the settlements while in many instances stifling growth in Palestinian communities and even forcibly displacing Palestinian residents. Such different treatment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, and national origin and not narrowly tailored to meet security or other justifiable goals, violates the fundamental prohibition against discrimination under human rights law.
Continue reading the full report here.
Question: Who is the war-mongering, blood-thirsty nation-state now? Despite all their rhetoric, Iran has yet to talk of firing even a single ballistic missile in the direction of Israel. Can we say the same for the only apartheid regime in the Middle East?
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for “a credible military option against Iran” to force Tehran to end its nuclear energy program.
On Tuesday, Netanyahu said that military action should be taken by the international community and headed by the United States.
“You have to ratchet up the pressure and… I don’t think that this pressure will be sufficient to have this regime change course without a credible military option that is put before them by the international community led by the United States,” he stated.
He went on to say that sanctions are not enough to stop Iran’s nuclear energy program, and they should be backed by some military action.
It’s a place called, Palestine. No wonder why you, don’t know it. Israel was created in 1948, and it ethnic cleansed, Palestine.