Tag Archives: Israel

Zionists unleash powerful lobby on US congress in bid for war

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the powerful pro-Israel lobby in Washington, plans to dispatch 300 of its members to Capitol Hill on Tuesday as part of a broad campaign to press Congress to back President Obama’s proposed strike on Syria, the group said Monday.  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/10/world/middleeast/lobbying-group-for-israel-to-press-congress-on-syria.html?ref=world  The push by the group, known as Aipac, which […]

israeli voters get the Bait & Switch on austerity

The Israeli government approved a two-year austerity budget early Tuesday that would cut spending and raise taxes, outraging many Israelis who voted in a new government this year after promises of economic relief. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/15/world/middleeast/after-citizen-protests-israel-approves-austerity-budget.html?ref=world 12,000 Israelis took to the streets Saturday night in a show of anger reminiscent of the vast social protests that rocked […]

Israeli abuse of Palestinian youth brings plague

Palestinian children detained by the Israeli military are subject to widespread, systematic ill-treatment that violates international law. 700 Palestinian children aged 12 to 17, most of them boys, are arrested, interrogated and detained by the Israeli military, police and security agents every year.http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/07/world/middleeast/un-finds-israeli-military-abuses-young-palestinians.html?ref=world A UN study found widespread mistreatment at each stage, including verbal and […]

Israel tortures Palestinian to death

Palestinians call it an “assassination” of Arafat Jaradat, the prisoner who died in Israeli custody on Saturday. Palestinian leaders have placed blame for Mr. Jaradat’s death on what they described as “severe torture” during interrogation. Israeli officials had at first attributed the death to a heart attack. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/25/world/middleeast/palestinians-demand-inquiry-into-detainees-death-in-israel.html But Palestinian officials said the lack of […]