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  • Henry Siegman, Leading Voice of U.S. Jewry, on Gaza: "A Slaughter of Innocents"

    30 July 2014, 8:19 am

    Given his background, what American Jewish leader Henry Siegman has to say about Israel's founding in 1948 through the current assault on Gaza may surprise you. From 1978 to 1994, Siegman served as executive director of the American Jewish Congress, long…
  • "They Thought They'd Be Safe. They Were Wrong": 20 Gazans Killed in Israeli Bombing of U.N. Shelter

    30 July 2014, 8:08 am

    Dozens of Palestinian civilians have been killed in the most intensive 48-hour bombardment of Gaza so far. At least 50 Palestinians have died over the past day, bringing the death toll from Israel's three-week assault to more than 1,250. Earlier today, two…
  • Headlines for July 30, 2014

    30 July 2014, 8:00 am

    Dozens Killed in Israel's Worst Bombardment of Gaza So Far, U.N. Blames Israel for Deadly Shelling of School Housing Displaced Gazans, Civilians "Torn Apart" in Deadly Israeli Strikes on Jabaliya Refugee Camp, Most of Gaza Without Electricity After Israeli…
  • Mass U.S. Surveillance Targeting Journalists and Lawyers Seen as Threat to American Democracy

    29 July 2014, 8:51 am

    In a new report, Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union warn that "large-scale surveillance is seriously hampering U.S.-based journalists and lawyers in their work." The report is based on interviews with dozens of reporters and lawyers.…
  • Jeremy Scahill: Leaked U.S. Terrorist Watchlist Rulebook Reveals "Global Stop and Frisk Program"

    29 July 2014, 8:31 am

    The Obama administration has expanded the national terrorist watchlist system by approving broad guidelines over who can be targeted. A leaked copy of the secret government guidebook reveals that to be deemed a "terrorist" target, "irrefutable evidence or…
  • Palestinian Journalist Mohammed Omer: Lifting the Blockade Isn't a Hamas Demand — It's a Human…

    29 July 2014, 8:20 am

    The Palestinian death toll has topped 1,100 after one of the deadliest 24-hour periods since the Israeli assault on Gaza began 22 days ago. Most of the dead have been civilians. More than 180,000 Palestinians have been displaced over the past three weeks --…
  • "Nowhere to Go": Gaza Suffers One of Deadliest Days So Far as Israel Vows "Protracted" Assault

    29 July 2014, 8:08 am

    Despite a U.N. Security Council call for a ceasefire, Israel has intensified its attack on Gaza and warned of a "protracted campaign." Palestinian officials say more than 110 people have been killed in the past 24 hours, with some saying Monday was the most…
  • Headlines for July 29, 2014

    29 July 2014, 8:00 am

    Israel Intensifies Gaza Assault; Palestinian Toll Tops 1,100, 8 Children Killed in Gaza While Playing on Swings, NYC: 9 Arrested in Peace Protest Outside Offices of Pro-Israel Group, Ukraine Clashes Kill 19 Civilians; U.S, EU to Unveil Sanctions on Russia,…
  • Professor Ilan Pappé: Israel Has Chosen to be a "Racist Apartheid State" with U.S. Support

    28 July 2014, 8:50 am

    As the Palestinian death toll tops 1,000 in Gaza, we are joined from Haifa by Israeli professor and historian Ilan Pappé. "I think Israel in 2014 made a decision that it prefers to be a racist apartheid state and not a democracy," Pappé says. "It still hopes…
  • What Do Gazans Endure? A Palestinian Student Who Lost 2 Brothers, 4 Cousins Tells His Story

    28 July 2014, 8:26 am

    Five years ago Palestinian student Amer Shurrab lost his two brothers in Israel's Operation Cast Lead. Last week, Shurrab learned four of his cousins in Gaza had been killed in Israel's latest offensive. In January 2009, Amer's father and brothers were fleeing…
  • During Brief Lull, Gazans Return to Neighborhoods Destroyed and Bodies Beneath the Rubble

    28 July 2014, 8:10 am

    The U.N. Security Council has issued a presidential statement calling for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza as the Palestinian toll tops 1,000. The weekend saw a series of ceasefire announcements by both Israel and Hamas. On…
  • Headlines for July 28, 2014

    28 July 2014, 8:00 am

    Palestinian Toll Tops 1,000 as Truce Unearths Dozens of Buried Bodies, Kerry Denies Israeli Rejection of Ceasefire Offer, Hundreds in NYC, 3,000+ in Tel Aviv Protest Israeli Invasion of Gaza, Spiking Violence in Libya Prompts U.S. Embassy Evacuation, Violence…
  • Doctor: After "Losing Everything," Gazans Cling to Hope That Conflict Will End Crippling Siege

    25 July 2014, 8:43 am

    We are joined from Gaza City by Dr. Belal Dabour of Shifa Hospital, the largest in Gaza. Dabour describes how Shifa has been stretched beyond capacity since the Israeli military assault began on July 8, struggling to treat thousands of victims amidst frequent…
  • Turning Point? Largest West Bank Protest in Decades Raises Spectre of a 3rd Intifada

    25 July 2014, 8:32 am

    Israel's assault on the Gaza Strip has triggered the largest West Bank protest in years, with more than 15,000 people marching Thursday from Ramallah toward Jerusalem. Two Palestinians were killed and more than 200 were wounded when Israeli soldiers fired live…
  • "No Safe Place": After Deadly Attack on Gaza School, U.N. Warns 150,000 Seeking Shelter are at Risk

    25 July 2014, 8:18 am

    At least 16 people were killed and more than 200 injured Thursday when a school used as a United Nations shelter came under fire in Gaza. Palestinian families displaced by the assault had reportedly gathered to move to a safer area when the school was hit.…
  • Sharif Abdel Kouddous: In Gaza, Unrelenting Israeli Assault Causes "Grave Humanitarian Crisis"

    25 July 2014, 8:07 am

    Amidst talk of a potential ceasefire, the Palestinian death toll has passed 815 in Israel's relentless bombings of the Gaza Strip. On Thursday, at least 16 civilians died and more than 200 were wounded when a United Nations shelter was bombed in the Gazan area…
  • Headlines for July 25, 2014

    25 July 2014, 8:00 am

    U.N. School Shelling Kills 16 Civilians, Wounds 200 in Gaza, 2 Killed in West Bank's Largest Protest in Decades, Kerry Submits New Ceasefire Proposal, Over 1,000 Protest U.S. Military Aid to Israel in NYC, 116 Killed in Mali Plane Crash, Arizona Pauses…
  • Botched 2-Hour Arizona Execution "Shrouded in Secrecy" Fuels Outrage over Lethal Injection Methods

    24 July 2014, 8:53 am

    Arizona's execution of Joseph Wood was supposed to take about 10 minutes, but stretched out for nearly two hours Wednesday night as he gasped for air after being injected with a controversial two-drug combination of the sedative midazolam and the painkiller…
  • Katrina vanden Heuvel: With 100,000+ Displaced, Why Is U.S. Ignoring Ukraine's Civil War?

    24 July 2014, 8:41 am

    A high-level rebel commander has confirmed for the first time that pro-Russian separatists had an anti-aircraft missile of the kind the United States says was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, killing all 298 on board. He blamed Ukrainian…
  • Decrying "Brutal Operation Taking Place in Our Name," Israeli Military Reservists Refuse to Serve

    24 July 2014, 8:19 am

    As Israel pledges to continue the assault on Gaza for "as long as is required," we are joined by two Israelis who have refused to serve in their country's military reserves. On Tuesday, The Washington Post ran an open letter authored by Yael Even Or titled "We…
  • Sharif Abdel Kouddous: Bombed in Their Homes and in the Streets, Where Can Gazans Flee?

    24 July 2014, 8:10 am

    Israel has entered the 17th day of its bombardment of the Gaza Strip, where the Palestinian death toll has reached at least 732. Palestinian militants are now claiming to have killed eight more Israeli soldiers, which would bring the Israeli military toll to…
  • Headlines for July 24, 2014

    24 July 2014, 8:00 am

    Gaza Neighborhoods Bombarded as Palestinian Toll Tops 730, U.N.: 1 Child Killed Every Hour in Gaza; School Shelled for 2nd Time, U.S. Casts Lone No Vote Against U.N. Probe of Israeli War Crimes, U.N. Rights Chief: Israel May Be Committing War Crimes,…
  • 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…

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