Palestinians ‘cut all ties’ with Israel, US

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday announced a cut in all ties with Israel and the United States, including security cooperation. Abbas said the peace plan unveiled by US President Donald Trump on Tuesday was in “violation of the (autonomy) accords” launched in Oslo in 1993 by Israel and the Palestinians. Israel will have to … Read more Palestinians ‘cut all ties’ with Israel, US

‘This Is Not a Peace Plan, It Is a War Plan’: Trump-Netanyahu Deal Decried as Shameful Attack on Palestinian Rights

“Any attempt to address the Israeli-Palestinian issue that does not begin and end with the full acknowledgment of the Palestinian right to self-determination, freedom, justice, and equality is a non-starter.” Palestinians watch the televised press conference of U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on January 28, 2020, at the Khan Yunis … Read more ‘This Is Not a Peace Plan, It Is a War Plan’: Trump-Netanyahu Deal Decried as Shameful Attack on Palestinian Rights

ICC judges dash hopes for swift probe of Israeli war crimes

Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to annex all West Bank settlements to Israel if he wins the next elections. (Ryan Rodrick Beiler /Active Stills) By Maureen Clare Murphy, Judges at the International Criminal Court have just knocked back any hopes for an expeditious investigation of war crimes in Palestine. Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is … Read more ICC judges dash hopes for swift probe of Israeli war crimes

Hundreds of Thousands March Against US Presence in Iraq in Largest Protest Baghdad Has Ever Seen

Iraq’s high cleric Muqtada calls and Iraqis pour out By Marko Marjanovic, Sadr’s demands: 1. The closing of all US military bases in Iraq. 2. The closing of all bases and offices of American PMCs and cessation of all of their activities. 3. The closing of Iraqi airspace for flights of military and reconnaissance aircraft of the US. … Read more Hundreds of Thousands March Against US Presence in Iraq in Largest Protest Baghdad Has Ever Seen

Netanyahu to Join Trump Next Week to Announce ‘Deal of the Century’ Peace Plan Giving Israel ‘Everything it Wants’

“A lethal diversionary tactic at the expense of Palestinian rights and international law.” By Eoin Higgins, President Donald Trump is expected to host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Netanyahu’s political rival Benny Gantz at the White House on January 28 to unveil the president’s “Deal of the Century” peace deal for the Middle East. … Read more Netanyahu to Join Trump Next Week to Announce ‘Deal of the Century’ Peace Plan Giving Israel ‘Everything it Wants’

Pro Tip: Mentally Replace All Uses Of “Conspiracy Theorist” With “Iraq Rememberer”

By Caitlin Johnstone, Are you an Iraq Rememberer? I watched the film Official Secrets the other day, which I highly recommend doing if you want to rekindle your rage about the unforgivable evil that was the Iraq invasion. Which is a good thing to do, in my opinion. Absolutely nothing was ever done to address the fact … Read more Pro Tip: Mentally Replace All Uses Of “Conspiracy Theorist” With “Iraq Rememberer”

The Underground DUMB’s War (Deep Underground Military Bases), happening Now…

The underground DUMB’s war (Deep Underground Military Bases) happening now between dark hats and white hats.The white hats are taking control and winning.

ICC prosecutor: Netanyahu’s anti-Semitism charge is ‘particularly regrettable’

In far-ranging exchange, Fatou Bensouda responds to what she calls ‘character assassination’; says she ‘fondly’ remembers her 1998 trip to Israel, hopes to be able to visit again By RAPHAEL AHREN, The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court this week shot back at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who last month accused her of “pure … Read more ICC prosecutor: Netanyahu’s anti-Semitism charge is ‘particularly regrettable’

The International Criminal Court (ICC) Takes Legal Push Against Israel To A New Level

By Ramzy Baroud, Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), has at long last come to the long-anticipated conclusion that “all the statutory criteria under the Rome Statute for the opening of an investigation (into alleged war crimes by Israel in the Occupied Territories) have been met.” Bensouda’s verdict has been … Read more The International Criminal Court (ICC) Takes Legal Push Against Israel To A New Level

Perhaps the Middle East is More Stable When the US Stays Away

By Trita Parsi, It has been a mantra of U.S. foreign policy for a decade or more that, without the United States, the Middle East would descend into chaos. Or even worse, Iran would resurrect the Persian Empire and swallow the region whole. Yet when U.S. President Donald Trump opted not to go to war with Iran after … Read more Perhaps the Middle East is More Stable When the US Stays Away