What's New: Q/A on Palestine
Even if you see the conflict as a 'cycle of violence', the primary responsibility lies with the more powerful party, since it is the more powerful party that will determine the course of both war and peace in any 'cycle'. Israel is by far the more powerful party.
In The News Today
The Syriza of Spain
Podemos, Spain's new leftist party, is challenging austerity and winning public support.
www.jacobinmag.com | 26 Jul 2014, 2:00pm
Expel Palestinians, populate Gaza with Jews
Israel must attack Gaza even more mercilessly, expel the population and resettle the territory with Jews, the deputy speaker of Israel's parliament, the Knesset, has said.
electronicintifada.net | 26 Jul 2014, 12:00pm
Raw AP footage of West Bank Clashes
10,000 marched in the West Bank city of Ramallah late Thursday to protest the IDF incursion into Gaza. Two Palestinians were reported killed in the exchange of firebombs, tear gas and gunfire with Israeli police at a checkpoint.
www.youtube.com | 26 Jul 2014, 7:00am
'If not now, when?' On BDS and 'singling out' Israel
The 'singling out' objection seems to me quite perverse. It's not possible to campaign against any injustice anywhere without 'singling it out'. When people campaigned and boycotted South Africa, they were 'singling it out' - and that accusation was in fact frequently made by apologists for South Africa.
www.redpepper.org.uk | 26 Jul 2014, 4:00am
Even before the arrival of the ground assault on Thursday, the casualties have been growing by the hour, with Israeli strikes on civilian homes, clearly-marked press vehicles, hospitals and homes for the elderly and people with disabilities.
There is nowhere for people in Gaza to hide. The cruel blockade imposed on Gaza denies them medical supplies necessary to save lives.
With repeated attacks on helpless civilian targets, with the number of dead Palestinian women, children and elderly growing rapidly, this aggression can only be called one thing: a massacre.
Join us to protest this ongoing massacre and to raise awareness about the atrocities being committed to the people of Palestine which are not being covered by the biased media.
Organized by the Association of Palestinian Arab Canadians, Independent Jewish Voices and community allies.
1:00pm, Saturday July 26, 2014
Human Rights Monument Elgin and Lisgar, Ottawa.