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  • A Debate on Gaza: Ali Abunimah of Electronic Intifada vs. J.J. Goldberg of The Jewish Daily Forward

    23 July 2014, 8:39 am

    We host a debate on U.S. media's coverage of the Israel-Gaza conflict and the roots of the crisis with two guests: Ali Abunimah, co-founder of the website Electronic Intifada and author of the new book, "The Battle for Justice in Palestine"; and J.J. Goldberg,…
  • MSNBC's Sole Palestinian Voice Rula Jebreal Takes on Pro-Israeli Gov't Bias at Network & in US Media

    23 July 2014, 8:23 am

    A week after public outrage helped force NBC's reversal of a decision to pull veteran reporter Ayman Mohyeldin out of Gaza, the sole Palestinian contributor to sister network MSNBC has publicly criticized its coverage of the Israel-Palestine conflict. "We are…
  • Not In Our Name: Jewish Activists Arrested in Sit-in at Friends of Israel Defense Forces NYC Office

    23 July 2014, 8:15 am

    Protests in response to Israel's assault on Gaza have drawn hundreds -- and in some cases thousands -- around the world. On Tuesday, members of Jewish Voice for Peace and Jews Say No! occupied the New York City office of the Friends of the Israel Defense…
  • "Growing Humanitarian Crisis": Palestinian Toll Tops 650 as Israel Attacks Gaza's Sole Power Plant

    23 July 2014, 8:08 am

    Israel continues to bombard the Gaza Strip amidst talks over a ceasefire. Israeli military attacks today include the bombing of Gaza's sole power plant and the heavy shelling of Khan Younis, killing six people and leaving at least 20 wounded. The Palestinian…
  • Headlines for July 23, 2014

    23 July 2014, 8:00 am

    Israel Bombs Gaza's Only Power Plant as Toll Nears 650, Abbas Backs Hamas Demand Linking Ceasefire to Ending Gaza Blockade, U.N. Rights Chief Says Israel Likely Committing War Crimes; Amnesty Calls for Probe, San Francisco Demonstrators Urge Obama to "Stop the…
  • "Unimaginably Catastrophic": As Gaza's Displaced Top 100,000, Israel Reportedly Shells U.N. School

    22 July 2014, 8:51 am

    The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees says the number of people seeking refuge at its sites in Gaza has soared to more than 100,000. According to unconfirmed reports, one of the shelters, a girls' school in central Gaza, was hit Monday by an…
  • Israeli Writer Gideon Levy: If Netanyahu Wants to Stop the Rockets, He Needs to Accept a Just Peace

    22 July 2014, 8:40 am

    Joining us from Tel Aviv, Israeli journalist Gideon Levy argues that Middle East peace will never come until the Israeli government drops its rejection of basic Palestinian rights. "Sure Israel wants peace, Israel just doesn't want a just peace," Levy says.…
  • How the West Chose War in Gaza: Crisis Tied to Israeli-U.S. Effort to Isolate Hamas & Keep the Siege

    22 July 2014, 8:28 am

    While many trace the Israeli assault on Gaza to the series of events that began with the kidnapping and subsequent murder of three teenage Israelis in the occupied West Bank, we look at how the crisis' immediate cause has been all but ignored. In a recent…
  • What Does Hamas Really Want? Israeli Journalist Gideon Levy on Ending the Crippling Blockade of Gaza

    22 July 2014, 8:19 am

    As the Israeli assault on Gaza enters its third week, a new push is underway for an internationally brokered ceasefire. Speaking earlier today, Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni said there is "no real hope" of an immediate halt to the fighting because…
  • "A Place of Indescribable Loss": As Ceasefire Talks Begin, Israel Bombs Hospital, Mosques and Homes

    22 July 2014, 8:05 am

    The Israeli assault on Gaza has entered its third week as the Palestinian death toll has topped 600, mostly civilians. More than 100 of the dead are children. More than 3,700 Palestinians have been injured. Israel says it has lost 27 soldiers since the ground…
  • Headlines for July 22, 2014

    22 July 2014, 8:00 am

    Over 600 Palestinians Dead as Israeli Siege Enters 3rd Week, Rebels in Ukraine Surrender Black Boxes from Downed Plane, Obama Signs Order to Protect LGBT Workers, Texas Gov. Rick Perry Sending National Guard to Border, Honduras: TV Journalist Found Murdered,…
  • Max Blumenthal: With "Hollow Diplomacy," U.S. Created Political Space for Israeli Assault on Gaza

    21 July 2014, 8:53 am

    As Israeli forces killed more than 100 Palestinians on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to continue the assault on Gaza for "as long as is required," citing the backing of foreign allies that has "laid the diplomatic foundation that has…
  • Israeli Peace Demo Violently Disrupted, Dozens Injured as Counter-Protesters Yell "Death to Arabs"

    21 July 2014, 8:48 am

    We look at the increasingly dangerous political climate inside Israel where several peace protests have recently come under attack. On Saturday, right-wing activists burned a Palestinian flag, chanted racial slurs and threw stones at an antiwar protest in…
  • Palestinian Human Rights Lawyer Raji Sourani Likens Netanyahu to Bin Laden for Killing Civilians

    21 July 2014, 8:34 am

    The mass killings in Shejaiya have helped push the Palestinian death toll to more than 500 during the two-week Israeli assault on Gaza. The dead include more than 100 children. Some 3,100 people have been wounded and more than 81,000 displaced. The U.N. agency…
  • Breaking: In Latest Attack on Gaza Medical Site, IDF Shells al-Aqsa Hospital; 5 Dead, Dozens Hurt

    21 July 2014, 8:19 am

    In breaking news from the Gaza Strip, at least five people were killed today and dozens wounded when the Israeli military shelled the al-Aqsa Hospital. It is at least the third Israeli military attack on a Gaza hospital since the ground invasion on Thursday.…
  • Sharif Abdel Kouddous on Israel's Gaza Massacres: F-16 Kills 24 Relatives After 72 Die in Shejaiya

    21 July 2014, 8:11 am

    The Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip has seen its bloodiest day so far, bringing the Palestinian death toll to more than 500. More than 100 Palestinians were killed in a 24-hour period between Saturday and Sunday nights. The dead include 72 residents of one…
  • Headlines for July 21, 2014

    21 July 2014, 8:00 am

    Palestinian Toll Tops 500 After Deadliest Day of Israeli Siege, Kerry Caught on Mic: "It's a Hell of a Pinpoint Operation", NBC Sends Correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin Back to Gaza After Outcry, Ukraine Launches Assault on Donetsk; U.N. to Vote on Access to Crash…
  • Stephen Cohen: Downed Malaysian Plane Raises Risk of War Between Russia and the West

    18 July 2014, 8:47 am

    A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 298 people has exploded and crashed in eastern Ukraine, killing everyone on board. U.S. and Ukrainian officials say the Boeing 777 was shot down by a Russian-made surface-to-air missile, but it is unclear who fired the…
  • Glenn Greenwald: Why Did NBC Pull Veteran Reporter After He Witnessed Israeli Killing of Gaza Kids?

    18 July 2014, 8:28 am

    NBC is facing questions over its decision to pull veteran news correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin out of Gaza just after he personally witnessed the Israeli military's killing of four Palestinian boys on a Gaza beach. Mohyeldin was kicking a soccer ball around with…
  • Israel Bombs Gaza's Only Rehab Hospital: Staff Forced to Evacuate Paralyzed Patients After Shelling

    18 July 2014, 8:17 am

    Al-Wafa Hospital, the only rehabilitation hospital in Gaza and the West Bank, was shelled by Israel on Thursday. At the time of the attack, the hospital was filled with patients who were paralyzed, unconscious and unable to move. We speak with the hospital's…
  • "A Terrifying Night in Gaza": Sharif Abdel Kouddous Reports on Israeli Ground Invasion

    18 July 2014, 8:11 am

    The Israeli military is pushing deeper into Gaza and threatening to "significantly widen" its ground offensive that began on Thursday night. Over the past 11 days, at least 264 Palestinians have been killed, mostly civilians. The death toll of children is…
  • Headlines for July 18, 2014

    18 July 2014, 8:00 am

    Malaysia Airlines Jet Shot Down over Ukraine; 298 Killed, Israel Launches Ground Assault on Gaza; 264 Palestinians Dead, U.N. Chief Condemns Israel's "Appalling Killing" of 4 Boys in Gaza, NBC Pulls Veteran News Correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin from Gaza, U.S. to…
  • Nobel Economist Joseph Stiglitz Hails New BRICS Bank Challenging U.S.-Dominated World Bank & IMF

    17 July 2014, 8:45 am

    A group of five countries has launched its own development bank to challenge the U.S.-dominated World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Leaders from the so-called BRICS countries -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- unveiled the New…
  • U.S. Turns Back on Child Migrants After Its Policies in Guatemala, Honduras Sowed Seeds of Crisis

    17 July 2014, 8:26 am

    As tens of thousands of children cross the U.S. border fleeing violence in their native Central American home countries, we look at the historical roots of the crisis. The United States has a long and sadly bloody history of destabilizing democratic…
  • Horror on Gaza Beach: New York Times Photographer Witnesses Israeli Killing of 4 Palestinian Boys

    17 July 2014, 8:08 am

    Israel says it is considering a new ceasefire proposal from Egypt that would take effect on Friday. There is no word yet from Hamas, which rejected the last proposal on the grounds its leaders were never consulted and the terms would have allowed for the…
  • Headlines for July 17, 2014

    17 July 2014, 8:00 am

    Egypt Proposes New Ceasefire; Strikes Resume After 5-Hour Pause, Israeli Bombing Kills 4 Boys on Gaza Beach, Obama Admin Faults Hamas for Palestinian Civilian Deaths, Palestinian American Beaten by Israeli Forces Returns to U.S., U.S. Widens Russia Sanctions…
  • How Do We Define American? Jose Vargas, Symbol of Undocumented Immigrant Struggle, Detained in Texas

    16 July 2014, 8:51 am

    Jose Antonio Vargas, one of the country's best-known undocumented immigrants, was detained by the U.S. Border Patrol on Tuesday. A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Vargas came to the United States from the Philippines in 1993 at the age of 12. After…
  • Is an Iran Nuclear Deal Within Reach? Dissecting the Latest Talks over a "Manufactured Crisis"

    16 July 2014, 8:43 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry says he is returning to Washington, D.C., to consult with President Obama following talks with Iran over its nuclear program. Speaking on Tuesday, Kerry cited "tangible progress" on key issues, but said "very real gaps" remain…
  • "Iraq Has Already Disintegrated": ISIS Expands Stronghold as Leaks Expose US Doubts on Iraqi Forces

    16 July 2014, 8:12 am

    Iraq remains on the verge of splintering into three separate states as Sunni militants expand their stronghold in the north and west of Iraq. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) declared itself a caliphate last month and now controls large parts of…
  • Headlines for July 16, 2014

    16 July 2014, 8:00 am

    Israel Resumes Gaza Bombings After Ceasefire Fails, Netanyahu: With Hamas Rejection, "No Choice" but to Expand Gaza Assault, Israeli Strikes Target Hamas Leaders; Funerals Held for Slain Civilians, Gaza Militants Continue Rocket Fire; 1st Israeli Killed since…

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