Israelis rattled by search for truth about the Nakba: First “truth commission” in Israel

The first-ever “truth commission” in Israel, to be held on Wednesday, will feature confessions from veteran Israeli fighters of the 1948 war who are expected to admit to perpetrating war crimes as hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were expelled from their homes.

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Racism is the Foundation of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge

http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/18732/racism-is-the-foundation-of-israels-operation-prot Racism is the Foundation of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge Jul 30 2014, by Joel Beinin On 30 June Ayelet Shaked, chairwoman of the Knesset faction of the ultra-right wing ha-Bayit ha-Yehudi (Jewish Home) Party, a key member of the … Continue reading

Palestinian Recourse to the International Criminal Court: The Time has Come

http://richardfalk.wordpress.com/2014/07/21/palestinian-recourse-to-the-international-criminal-court-the-time-has-come/ Palestinian Recourse to the International Criminal Court: The Time has Come By Prof. Richard Falk [Prefatory Note: “Palestine’s Dilemma: To Go or Not to Go to the International Criminal Court” was published on July 13, 2014 on the website … Continue reading

Israel bans radio advert listing names of children killed in Gaza

Israel bans radio advert listing names of children killed in Gaza Human rights group B’Tselem will petition Israel’s supreme court after advert was deemed to be ‘politically controversial’ Harriet Sherwood in Jerusale The Guardian, 24 July 2014 08.24 BST Aid … Continue reading

Eliminating the Palestinians as a political entity

http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.604392 Eliminating the Palestinians as a political entity The government is intent on destroying every political entity in the West Bank and turning the Palestinians into a marginalized, fragmented people. By Yitzhak Laor | 05:28 11.07.14 | 1 Israel’s policies … Continue reading

Mass Murders in 1956 Sinai War

The murders in the 1956 Sinai War were first exposed by Davar’s correspondent Amir Oren who found the story of the atrocities buried in an obscure army journal couched in the most sterile language possible. The appearance of Oren’s report could not be stopped by the army censorship because of its prior publication. However, the very lively discussion stopped a day after the publication of the last of the articles in this collection. (Some articles were published afterwards about the killing of Israeli POWs by Egyptians and Syrians.) According to my sources, heavy pressure was exerted by the Israel government once it became apparent that the investigation could reach upward and implicate [Prime Minister] Yitzhak Rabin.     Prof. Israel Shahak (translator)
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The disguised gangster units of the Israeli army (II)

Foreword: There can be no doubt that the two units, Duvdevan ["Cherry"] and Samson called in common "Mista’arvim" (soldiers disguised as Arabs) are simply licensed killers. Nevertheless, much of their membership is drawn from what is considered as the Jewish left, especially from the kibbutzim where these units enjoy the greatest possible popularity, as the items I and Ia show. Item II, although wntten by a correspondent known for his flattery, contains a lot of useful information. The dispute about those death-squads was caused not by their murders of Palestinians, but by thelr failures, as shown by the cases of near suicide or of the killing of their own members. This dispute continues and will be further reported.
All emphases mine. Israel Shahak.

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The disguised gangster units of the Israeli army (Ia)

Foreword: There can be no doubt that the two units, Duvdevan ["Cherry"] and Samson called in common "Mista’arvim" (soldiers disguised as Arabs) are simply licensed killers. Nevertheless, much of their membership is drawn from what is considered as the Jewish left, especially from the kibbutzim where these units enjoy the greatest possible popularity, as the items I and Ia show. Item II, although wntten by a correspondent known for his flattery, contains a lot of useful information. The dispute about those death-squads was caused not by their murders of Palestinians, but by thelr failures, as shown by the cases of near suicide or of the killing of their own members. This dispute continues and will be further reported.
All emphases mine. Israel Shahak.

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