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Is Washington’s Defense of Israel’s War destroying the Edifice of the Liberal International Order?

Eau Clare, Wi. (Special to Informed Comment; Feature) – We are in an age of firsts. The October 7, 2023, Hamas attack on Israel set off a conflict in which non-state actors have played an unprecedented role. In the aftermath, Israel replied with massively disproportionate force, such that its actions have been found plausibly to […]

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Nicaragua Sues Germany at Int’l Court of Justice to Halt Weapons to a “Genocidal” Israel

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – Nicaragua’s opposition online newspaper, La Prensa , reported Monday that proceedings began at the International Court of Justice in Managua’s complaint against Germany for abetting Israeli genocide against the Palestinians of Gaza with its weapons shipments. Nearly half of arms shipments to Israel during the past six months have come […]

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How Israel Weaponizes Water

Diego Rivera, Mexico, “El Agua, Origen de la Vida” or “Water, Origin of Life,” 1951. By Vijay Prashad / Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research By November 2023, it was already clear that the Israeli government had begun to deny Palestinians in Gaza access to water.  “Every hour that passes with Israel preventing the provision of […]

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World Court Ordered Israel to Allow Aid Into Gaza But Failed to Order Ceasefire

Tank driving with dust in Al-Shati refugee camp, Gaza, aerial Drone view over North Gaza in the war with Israel. Gaza-March, 20,2024 (Shutterstock) By Marjorie Cohn / Truthout On March 25, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2728, which “demands” an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. That same day, Francesca Albanese, the Special Rapporteur on the situation […]

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‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 175: ICJ Orders Israel to Stop Famine in Gaza as Israel Continues to Raid Hospitals

Palestinians treat a wounded child at Al-Aqsa Hospital. Photo from November 9, 2023 by Hosni Salah given to ScheerPost with permission to share. By Qassam Muaadi / Mondoweiss Casualties  32,623 + killed* and at least 75,092 wounded in the Gaza Strip. 450+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.** Israel revises its […]

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Naked Hypocrisy: The US Cited UNSC Resolutions to Invade Iraq, Now Call Gaza Ceasefire Demand ‘Non-Binding’

Gaza war damage 2023. Tasnim News Agency, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Juan Cole / Informed Comment Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller on Tuesday characterized the United Nations Security Council resolution 2728 demanding an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza conflict as “non-binding,” a phrase also used by US ambassador […]

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Naked Hypocrisy: The US once cited UNSC Resolutions to Invade Iraq, now calls Gaza Ceasefire Demand “Non-Binding”

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller on Tuesday characterized the United Nations Security Council resolution 2728 demanding an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza conflict as “non-binding,” a phrase also used by US ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield. The US was rebuked by China, according to Akmal Dawi at VOA: “‘Security […]

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As Israel defies UNSC demand for Gaza Ceasefire, UN Human Rights Body slams ongoing “Genocide”

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – The UN Security Council has finally passed a ceasefire resolution for Gaza, from which the US abstained, so it was passed by the other 14 members. Although UNSC resolutions are binding, and countries like Iraq and Iran have been severely punished for disobeying them, the US is running interference for […]