Gaza & Palestine Archive

Pakistan’s Jewish Doppelganger – by Kunwar Khuldune Shahid: A national security state, carved out in a British colony on the basis of a people’s religious identity following the culmination of World War 2, thanks to a 20th century ideological movement led by an apparently secular man, who
How to Criticize Israel Without Being Anti-Semitic: If you’ve spent any time discussing or reading about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I guarantee you’ve heard some variation of this statement: OMG, Jews think any criticism of Israel is anti-Semitic! In the interests of this post, I’m going to
Israel singles out Qatar as key Hamas terror sponsor – The Times of Israel: President Shimon Peres accused Qatar on Wednesday of becoming “the world’s largest funder of terror” due to its financial support for Hamas in Gaza. “Qatar does not have the right to send money for rockets and tunnels which are
Average Gaza citizen wants a steady job — in Israel — not more Hamas rocket fire, poll finds:     Hamas leader Khaled Meshal was in Doha, Wednesday, telling reporters from his five-star hotel the hardline Islamists would not back down from their bloody fight with Israel until Gaza’s borders are opened, and the crippling Israeli and
Klavan’s One-State Solution for the Israel-Palestine Conflict: Looking for a solution to bring peace to the middle east? Andrew Klavan has hit upon an interesting answer to a complex situation. Klavan’s One-State Solution: Give the Middle East to the Jews.  
Don’t Reward Qatar and Turkey By Letting Them Dictate Israel/Hamas Ceasefire:   Responding to reports that the United States, anxious to facilitate a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, “may be looking to Qatar and Turkey to help negotiate an end to the hostilities,” Jonathan Schanzer and David A. Weinberg, respectively
Israel-Gaza conflict: Israel may have committed war crimes, says UN human rights chief:   The two week offensive in Gaza, which has led to the deaths of hundreds of Palestinian men, women and children in the crowded coastal enclave, could have seen war crimes committed by Israel, the UN’s top human rights
Al Quds Day, human rights and the hypocrisy of Iran-centric Pakistani Shias – by Abdul Nishapuri: Here’s an example of how Iran-loyalist Paksitani Shias remain very selective in their choices of human rights and political agenda. This conversation with an Iran-loyalist Pakistani Shia took place on 25 July 2014, the day when Iran-loyalist Shias in
Israel supporters really can’t afford to lose Jon Stewart:     Comedy CentralJon Stewart appearing on the July 22 episode of The Daily Show. While covering the Christians United for Israel conference this week, I heard a couple of gripes about Jon Stewart’s reports on Israel’s operation in
Saudi Israeli alliance forged in blood – by David Hearst: This Saudi-Israeli alliance is forged in blood, Palestinian blood, the blood on Sunday of over 100 souls in Shejaiya. There are many hands behind the Israeli army’s onslaught on Gaza. America is not unhappy that Hamas is getting such
Israeli Attack on Gaza by Saudi Royal Appointment – by David Hearst (Huffington Post):   There are many hands behind the Israeli army’s onslaught on Gaza. America is not unhappy that Hamas is getting such a beating. As footage of the scenes of carnage on the streets of Shejaiya was coming through, John
When you let a**holes be the public face of atheism, it’s no wonder we have a bad reputation – by PZ Myers:   I am no fan of Bill Maher. I was extremely uncomfortable with his selection as the recipient for the Richard Dawkins Foundation award in 2009, and I could only accommodate it by telling myself it was solely for
How can you possibly oppose this war? – by Dahlia Scheindlin:   Someone asked me an innocent question: “What is the position of Israelis who are against the war?” There are obvious answers. First, this is a disproportionate war that harms huge numbers of civilians. The IDF is bombarding an
Members of UAE ‘aid convoy’ to Gaza, revealed as intelligence agents:     Forty members of the UAE “aid convoy” which entered the Gaza Strip last week have been revealed as intelligence agents. They were, it is believed, trying to collect information about Hamas and its infrastructure in the besieged
عالمی میڈیا اور ہماری راۓ – از عبدلقادر:     دراصل عالمی میڈیا ہماری رائے ہموار کرنے میں بڑا اہم کردار ادا کرتا ہے، کچھ مثالیں عرض کئے دیتا ہوں۔ 1) فلسطین میں و ہفتوں میں 380 لوگ مارے گئے (اقوام متحدہ کے اعداد و شمار) 2)
آج کی شام غزہ کے نام – از وسعت اللہ خان: اگرچہ عالمِ اسلام کے حکمران سو رہے ہیں مگر امتِ مسلمہ جاگ رہی ہے سنیچر کی شام امیرِ جماعتِ اسلامی پاکستان محترم سراج الحق کی جانب سے سیاسی، سماجی و مذہبی معززین ِ کراچی اور چنیدہ صحافیوں کے لیے
Did ISIS kidnap 3 Israeli children to provoke a war to deflect media attention to Gaza? – Patrick Cockburn: Editor’s note: We are posting a theory presented by Patrick Cockburn of the Independent in his July 21st article. The Saudi/ Gulf States, Turkey and Qatar sponsored Takfiri Khariji Deobandi Salafi ISIS wanted to take the world attention away
عرب امارت کے امدادی وفد میں جاسوس غزہ پہنچ گیے:   عرب ممالک فلسطینیوں کی سیاسی اور سفارتی مدد کرنا تو گناہ کبیرہ خیال کرتے ہیں ہی لیکن اب انہوں نے فلسطین کی امداد کے بہانے اسرائیل کے لئے جاسوسی کرنی بھی شروع کر دی ہے – اطلاعات کے
Taslima Nasreen on Israeli aggression against the Palestinians: Israel and Palestine hate each other. True. But you see no difference between the hatred of the powerful, and the hatred of the powerless? ‘Threats of violence are always bad, but they are not equally bad, in a situation
اسرائیل، داعش، امریکہ اور دیسی لبرلز – از سٹیلمیٹ: دیسی لبرلوں کو امریکہ اسلئے اچھا لگتا ہے کیونکہ اُن کے خیال میں امریکہ طالبان اور القاعدہ کو مارتا ہے فنڈنگ کرتا ہوا نظر نہیں آتا داعش کی اپنا قبلہ مکہ سے واشنگٹن تبدیل کرنے کا نام لبرلزم نہیں
How the West Chose War in Gaza – by Nathan Thrall: JERUSALEM — AS Hamas fires rockets at Israeli cities and Israel follows up its extensive airstrikes with a ground operation in the Gaza Strip, the most immediate cause of this latest war has been ignored: Israel and much of
Israel and Hamas Need Each Other – by Aaron David Miller:     In her fascinating book A History of God, Karen Armstrong posits that the reason people believe in God is because God “works for them.” That is to say, God is compelling because the idea of a divine
Evidence of Hamas and other Palestinian militants’ crimes against Sunni Sufis, Shias and Christians – by Abdul Nishapuri: The purpose of this post is to build an arhchive of articles, reports and other materials which confirm how Hamas and other Palestinian militants have directly or indirectly participated in attacks on and massacres of innocent Sunni Sufis, Shias,
Palestinians set fire to humanitarian aid donated by Hezbollah: Editor’s note: Palestinians, once again, refuse/reject and burn the aid sent under sectarian grounds. Maybe Iran can stop sending millions funding Salafi terrorists of Hamas and instead help Shias suffering in Iraq and Pakistan. They are not worthless, and
A Palestinian dentist who travelled from Gaza to slaughter Sunni Sufis, Shias and Christians in Iraq: This is a Palestinian dentist named “Wissam Al-A’til”, a pro-Salafi Jihadist. He had a clinic in Jabalya camp in Gaza and is a father of four children. He decided to go to heaven so he ran away from Gaza
We single Israel out because we in the West are shamefully complicit in Its crimes – by Mehdi Hasan: Seventeen members of a single family wiped out in a missile strike. A centre for disabled people bombed. Schools and mosques attacked. Operation Protective Edge has been a humanitarian disaster for the residents of Gaza. This, apparently, is how
Israel-Palestine conflict: Why doesn’t the media ever mention the lack of progress in the Middle East? – by Robert Fisk:     Once, we used to keep clippings, a wad of newspaper cuttings on whatever we were writing about: Israel, Lebanon, Iran, Gaza. Occasionally, we even read books. Maybe it’s because of the internet, but in most of our
اسرائیل صرف حماس کو نشانہ نہیں بنا رہا، مرنے والوں میں اکثریت سویلینز کی ہے – اسرائیلی صحافی ہگائی ماٹر: ایڈیٹر نوٹ : یہ آرٹیکل عبرانی زبان میں اسرائیل کے معروف بلاگر ہگائی ماٹر نے لکھا ہے – یہ آرٹیکل انگریزی میں ایک سیکولر ویب سائٹ نے ترجمہ کیا ہے – یہ اینٹی اسٹیبلشمنٹ ویب سائٹ اسرائیل میں وہی
BBC’s dubious coverage of Israeli aggression on Gaza – by Aamir Hussaini: I have been monitoring BBC, CNN and other leading TV channels and newspapers of the West and am surprised that they are reporting that Gaza and other Middle Eastern conflicts (eg Iraq, Syria) with neocons agenda. They termed Syria
Selective human rights causes of Iran and its Pakistani Shia blind followers – by Abdul Nishapuri: A few Pakistani (and other) Shia blind followers of Iranian Ayatollahs who claim that they support Hamas and Palestinians based on principles (justice, resistance to oppression etc) must answer this: Why are they silent when China bans fasting for
The IDF doesn’t only aim at Hamas targets – by Haggai Matar: Editor’s note: This article was originally written in Hebrew by a Israeli Jewish blogger. It was then translated into English for the 972 website, which is an anti establishment news and opinion site in Israel similar to LUBP in
The Communist Party of Israel strongly condemns Israeli aggression in Gaza and Hamas’s attack on Israeli civilians:   The Communist Party of Israel (CPI) expresses its strong resentment and condemnation to the vicious and murderous terrorist war that the government of Israel has been waging on the people of Gaza and on the Arab-Palestinian People at
Stephen Hawking’s boycott hits Israel where it hurts: Science:   Stephen Hawking‘s decision to boycott the Israeli president’s conference has gone viral. Over 100,000 Facebook shares of the Guardian report at last count. Whatever the subsequent fuss, Hawking’s letter is unequivocal. His refusal was made because of requests
Twitter uproar over pic of ‘applauding’ Israelis watching night attacks on Gaza:   An image of Israelis in Sderot who gathered on a hill to watch and celebrate Gaza being bombed has gone viral on Twitter. The photo posted by a Danish journalist caused uproar online. Allan Sørensen, the Middle Eastern
بلیک ستمبر، صابرہ شتیلہ اور غزہ: الله کا شکر ہے میں منافق نھیں ہوں۔میں فلسطینیوں کے قتل عام کی اتنی ہی شدت سے مذمت کرتا ہوں جتنا اپنے وطن میں قتل ہونے والےسنیوں, شیعوں،احمدیوں،عیسائیوں اور دیگر  اقلیتوں کے قتل کی کرتا ہوں۔میں اپنے وطن میں
Israeli aggression vs Salafi Wahhabi and Deobandi aggression: A perspective from Pakistan – by Abdul Nishapuri: According to media and other direct reports from Gaza, Israeli army often gives clear warnings (date, time, area) to Gaza civilians to evacuate clearly identified areas. Simultaneously, Israel phones independent civilians asking them to leave their home within a minute or
فلسطین کے انقلابیو! کہاں ہو تم – از عامر حسینی: ہندوستان میں جب اندراگاندهی نے ایمرجینسی نافذ کی اور کمیونسٹ پارٹی آف انڈیا نے اس ایمرجنسی کی حمائت کرڈالی تو کیفی اعظمی سخت بیمار تهے اور بستر مرگ پر تهے ،انهیں جب اس اقدام کا پتہ چلا تو بہت
Exposing LUBP and its pro-Zionist and pro-Qadiyani narrative – by Political Shia Pakistan: Political Shia Pakistan, a facebook page run by Iran-loyalist Pakistani Shias, has published a post critical of the Let Us Build Pakistan (LUBP) web magazine in criticism of one of LUBP’s articles in which Hamas militants were criticized. Previously,
The Human Side of Israel Palestine Conflict : No to hate speech and Fascism or Takfir – by Syed Farrukh Abbas:     Banner: The occupation kills us All – Israelis protesting in Tel Aviv against Netanyahu’s assault on Gaza. Posting Hitler’s made up quote to try and prove that “Jews Are Bad People” and praising him for killing millions,
The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week – by Robert Fisk: OK, so by this afternoon (8 July 2014), the exchange rate of death in two days was 40-0 in favour of Israel. But now for the Gaza story you won’t be hearing from anyone else in the next few