Abby Martin cuts through the media narratives on the Israeli Palestinian conflict, going over the different ways Israel targets international audiences with “Hasbara”, a narrative that gives legitimacy to policies that have killed and displaced millions of Palestinian Arabs.
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The policy of ethnic cleansing which is mainstream among Zionists, is expressed by these politicians, without holding back. Will you help make sure the world knows what they are up to?
Hanan Ashrawi is a member of the PLO executive committee and she did an excellent job explaining why Israel is responsible for war crimes.
Emotions are running high in this year’s annual observance of the international Quds Day.
Participants have gathered from all around the Washington, DC to attend this rally that is also being hosted in several cities across the country. The observance of Al-Quds in the US started in 1979. This Al-Quds observance has a bigger emotional undertone because of the bloodshed happening in Gaza. On a day that many here feel a solidarity with Gazans there is a lot of sadness and a lot of anger. The death toll in Gaza is rising every day. Many people here are expressing their anger and frustration over Israel’s bombardment of Gaza’s civilian population. Others called on the Obama administration to take more responsibility in stopping the incessant killings of men, women and children not involved in the war.
This week, Israelis are suspected of shelling a United Nations run school in Gaza. Even the poetry and speeches that usually take on a more relaxed tone, have more of an urgency because of the travesties in the Middle East. Although many people came here in Washington, DC to discuss a better way forward for Palestinians. Many here had their hearts and minds in Gaza.
Hundreds of Pro-Palestinian protesters took to the streets of Berlin Friday in protest of the recent attacks on Gaza. Minor clashes broke out between counter-protesters waving Israeli flags and chanting at the pro-Palestinian protesters. No arrests or casualties were reported.