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Israeli settlers: Patriots or invaders?

Israeli settlers: Patriots or invaders?

A UN report says Israeli settlements violate human rights and could be prosecuted as war crimes, but many Israeli settlers consider themselves patriots. So what hope is there for peace in the Middle East?In a country where settlers are now one of the biggest and strongest political movements, Dani Dayan, a Netanyahu advisor and the outgoing chairman of the Yesha (Settlers) Council, says there is no two-state solution to the conflict and that he is happy with the status quo.Dayan…

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Wailing for war at the Western Wall

Wailing for war at the Western Wall

On July 24th, 2014, during Operation Protective Edge, Israelis held a prayer vigil for the well-being of their soldiers in Gaza. How young Israeli Jews view Palestinians in general: they want them to die or leave the country. These Israeli youths will serve in the military in few years and will be sent to the West Bank or Gaza.

Norman Finkelstein on Gaza conflict, Hamas goals and Iron Dome myth

Norman Finkelstein on Gaza conflict, Hamas goals and Iron Dome myth

A brilliant overview of the latest wave of Israeli violence against Palestine. For those wanting a basic understanding of why Israel attacked Palestine, offered a ceasefire and had a ground invasion should watch this interview with Dr. Norman Finkelstein. Finkelstein, who has extensively studied and written about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for over three decades, explains the reason behind this offensive and what the end game will be for Gaza. In addition to this analysis, he answers questions about Hamas’ rockets…

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