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Legal challenge to UK press over ‘grossly misreported’ Palestine meeting

Campaigners on Friday unveiled a legal challenge to the British print media’s self-regulating body over inaccurate coverage of a Palestinian meeting in Parliament last year. Liberal Democrat Friends of Palestine activist Jonathan Coulter is attempting to crowdfund initial legal costs of about $27,000. The Independent Press Standards Organization, IPSO, in April mostly dismissed Coulter’s complaint on behalf of the Palestinian Return Centre about coverage by The Times and The Sunday Times. The event was a launch of the Palestinian Return Centre’s campaign asking the UK government to apologize for the Balfour Declaration – the British colonial edict of 1917 which ultimately led to the expulsion of more than half the Arab population of Palestine in 1948. Sunday Times columnist Rod Liddle accused the meeting’s chairperson, Jenny Tonge, of “Jew-hating” and claimed the Palestinian Return Centre had “spouted the sort of stuff […]

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The Israeli spy company which protected Weinstein operates in London; Britain must investigate its activities

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the story was the paranoid raving of the strangest of conspiracy theorists, but it’s true; alleged multiple-rapist and disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein really did hire former agents of Israel’s Mossad spy agency to snoop on his accusers and on journalists who were planning to report the story that has rocked the world since the start of October. In a long and meticulous investigative report published by The New Yorker earlier this month, journalist Dylan Farrow broke the news that Weinstein hired Israel’s Black Cube to spy on Rose McGowan – who accuses him of rape – and on Ben Wallace, a reporter at New York magazine whose story on Weinstein was ultimately spiked […]

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We simply can’t ignore the Israel factor in Saudi Arabian politics

The shock “resignation” of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri earlier this month was part of larger domestic political machinations within Saudi Arabia. With the Saudi-Israeli alliance now in overdrive, though, there is little doubt that Israel’s quest for regional dominance also played a part. Hariri appeared on Saudi TV offering his resignation as Prime Minister, claiming that there had been a threat to his life and sharply rebuking Hezbollah and its backer Iran. The Lebanese political-military movement’s resistance led directly to the end of Israel’s occupation of south Lebanon in 2000. However, Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun has said that the resignation cannot be accepted since it was not offered in the country, but was instead issued from a foreign city. […]

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Overthrow the Balfour Declaration

One of the most common recurring themes in modern Israeli propaganda, especially in the West, is the idea that the “conflict” is a “complicated” one. This idea is promoted by some of the “Friends of Israel” type groups, especially Labour Friends of Israel and other groups on the liberal side of Zionism. The idea underlying this myth is to confuse and disengage people, in order to turn them away from the situation, so that Israel can be allowed to get away with its occupation, apartheid and war crimes without worrying about political and popular pressure for them to cease. Polls have shown in the past that this has had some effect – although highly limited. A major survey recently released […]

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Palestinian protesters receive harsher sentences than Israeli murderers

Elor Azaria, an Israeli solider who murdered a Palestinian in cold blood, just had his already-derisory sentence reduced by the army chief of staff. Azaria become a hero to many in Israel after the incident last year at an illegal Israeli checkpoint in Hebron, a city in the occupied West Bank. Abd al-Fattah Yusri al-Sharif and Ramzi Aziz al-Qasrawi, both 21, were shot dead by Israeli soldiers in March last year. The Israeli government accused them stabbing and moderately wounding a soldier in the Tel Rumeida neighbourhood of Hebron’s Old City. Azaria was caught on camera as he calmly and deliberately shot al-Sharif in the head as the youth lay badly wounded and completely subdued on the ground. During the […]

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Israel is censoring Palestinians, and the social media giants are complicit

There is a relatively-new “Cyber Unit” within the Israeli government which is censoring Palestinians on social media. Its existence was publicised earlier this month by Adalah, the legal centre for Arab minority rights in Israel. The unit is part of the Attorney General’s office and is putting pressure on Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets to purge their platforms of content critical of Israel, especially that which is posted by Palestinians. According to the unit’s own figures, 69 per cent of its requests to remove content were agreed to by the social media giants in question. The Attorney General’s office claims that 1,554 cases of “incitement” were removed as a result of the unit’s operations, out of 2,241 such […]

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Israel’s war against the United Nations

In Israel’s propaganda narrative, the apartheid state attempts to portray itself as upholding law and order in the “rough neighbourhood” that is the Middle East. In explicitly racist terminology, Israeli leaders talk about themselves as the “villa in the jungle,” as Ehud Barak once put it. But a simple look at the reality of what Israel has done and continues to do to the indigenous peoples of the Middle East shows the very opposite of law and order: death, destruction and disorder are the reign of the day. Israel has meant nothing but bad news for the Palestinian people. In 1948, Israel was established on the ruins of an already existing society, in a country which was very much with […]

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Israeli propaganda and the alliance with Islamic extremists

Probably the most common Israeli propaganda tactic is the smear: an attempt to discredit enemies by making spurious associations and linkages, as well as outright fabrication of allegations of impropriety. In Victor Ostrovsky’s By Way of Deception, an old book by a disgruntled Mossad agent, he recounts that the Mossad often tried to do this to Palestinian leaders, with mixed results. It usually aimed to outright murder them. But when it was unable to, or it was thought politically inopportune to do so, it instead tried character assassination. Ostrovsky says that because the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was well supported by the Palestinian population, and was known by everyone to not be personally corrupt, living a frugal lifestyle, they […]

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Arab collaborators not exempt from Israeli racism

As long as there have been national liberation struggles and resistance movements, there have been collaborators. The phenomenon is an old one. The oldest strategy in the proverbial Book of Imperialism is divide and rule: recruiting a sector of the population of the oppressed into the fold of the oppressor. In some cases, this sector will be an elite one, a comprador class, persuaded they have more in common with the imperial or occupying entity than with their own people. In other cases, religious or ethnic differences are emphasised in an attempt to instigate, invent or stoke sectarian or racial tensions. The Nazis in France had Philippe Pétain, the leader of the collaborating Vichy puppet regime. In Norway they had […]

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Zionism’s ongoing love-in with neo-Nazis

While most right-thinking people were condemning Donald Trump’s coddling of the American neo-Nazi movement in Charlottesville, the son of the Israeli Prime Minister was backing him all the way. Even more alarming than the fact that Trump took two days to issue a statement condemning “both sides” when it came to Nazis and anti-fascists, was that soon after he backed down and basically disowned what he had said. There were, claimed Trump, “very fine people” among all the protesters. That was the President of the United States, remember, calling fascists “very fine people.” Not all of them are Nazis, he said as he blamed the “alt-left” for the violence. This is truly alarming stuff. In reality, the white supremacist protesters […]

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