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Glenn Greenwald: Jeffrey Sachs on President Biden’s “Pathetic” Diplomacy and Israel’s War in Gaza

By Glenn Greenwald / System Update Glenn Greenwald and Professor Jeffrey Sachs discuss whether Biden’s temporary suspension of the transfer of some weapons to Israel constitutes a genuine restriction on the Israelis, or whether it’s just an empty, theatrical gesture. They also analyze whether or not the crackdown on encampment protestors is a violation of […]

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‘A War Crime’: Rights Group Details Israel’s Use of Children as Human Shields

Palestinians inspect the ruins of Aklouk Tower destroyed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City on October 8, 2023. Photo from Wikimedia Commons by Wafa. By Julia Conley / Common Dreams Israeli and U.S. claims that civilian casualties in Gaza are the result of Hamas’ use of “human shields” have figured prominently in Israel’s defense of the skyrocketing death toll in the […]

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US Moves Forward $1 Billion in Weapons for Israel

Meeting in Irun, Basque Country, in solidarity with Rafah, Palestine. Iñaki Lopez de Luzuriaga, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Dave DeCamp / Antiwar.com The Biden administration has notified Congress that it intends to move forward with a weapons package for Israel worth over $1 billion as Israeli tanks are pushing further into the southern […]

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Palestinians Flee Rafah As Crossings Remain Closed

The site of a building bombarded by Israeli forces in Rafah, southern Gaza, 9 May. Abdullah Abu Al-KhairAPA images By Maureen Clare Murphy / Electronic Intifada Palestinians streamed out of Rafah as Israel pounded the area, issued additional evacuation orders east of Gaza’s most southern city and truce negotiations ground to a halt. On Saturday, Israel ordered displaced […]

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Israel Captures Rafah Border Crossing, Cutting Off Aid

IDF Rafah May 2024.  / IDF Spokesperson’s Unit By Dave DeCamp / Antiwar.com The Israeli military announced on Tuesday that its ground forces captured the Palestinian side of the Rafah border crossing, cutting off a vital aid route as Palestinians are facing starvation. Israeli tanks and troops entered Rafah late Monday, and Israeli strikes pounded the city […]

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Sanders Says US Must ‘End All Offensive Military Aid’ as Israel Targets Rafah

By Julia Conley / Common Dreams As Israel rejected a cease-fire deal that Hamas had accepted Monday, dashing the hopes of civilianstrapped in the southern Gaza city of Rafah that an invasion could be averted, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders called on the Biden administration to stop the looming attack that humanitarian and rights organizations have been warning against for months. The Vermont independent […]

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Israeli Invasion of Rafah Appears Imminent After Evacuation Order

All Eyes on Rafah Demonstration 024 Demonstration in support of Palestinians. rajatonvimma /// VJ Group Random Doctors, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Dave DeCamp / Antiwar.com The Israeli invasion of Rafah appears to be imminent as Israeli forces dropped leaflets on the eastern part of the city, warning that “extreme force” will be […]