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Peace and Joy - Tom Feeley
Israeli War Tactics Ignore Children’s Innocence
By Nicole FritzTo insist, as Israel does, that the people of Gaza have the power themselves to end their suffering, when one in five of those dead is a child, is callously disingenuous.Continue
Blockading the Truth: Obama's Big Lie About Gaza
By Chris Floyd
It is impossible that Barack Obama does not know these undisputed facts. Continue
The World Is Doomed By Western Insouciance
By Paul Craig Roberts
Russia is in danger of preemptive nuclear attack by Washington.Continue
Obama’s Ukrainian Ploy Collapses; Ukraine Now Seeks Direct U.S. Bailout
By Eric ZuesseThe government that Obama installed in February is now seeking direct U.S. support in order to continue its ethnic cleansing campaign. Continue
The NSA’s New Partner in Spying
Saudi Arabia’s Brutal State Police
By Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza HussainThe Saudi Ministry of Interior—referred to in the document as MOI— has been condemned for years as one of the most brutal human rights violators in the world. Continue
Do-nothing Congress Takes A Vacation
By Jim HightowerNot only do our lawmakers love to vacation, but they also tiptoe around ethics rules so lobbyists can pay for their trips. Continue
Hillary Clinton’s Real Scandal Is Honduras, Not Benghazi
By Emily Schwartz GrecoIs it too soon to predict who will be the next president of the United States? Continue
Report: Israel kills more than 1.000 people in Gaza: Agrees to extend truce for 24 hours: Truce extended until midnight Sunday, Haaretz reports as army announces death of 2 soldiers; Palestinian death toll well over 1,000.
More Than 130 Bodies Pulled From Gaza Rubble: The bodies of more than 132 Palestinians were recovered from the rubble across the Gaza Strip in the first half of a 12-hour humanitarian truce today, medics said.
Truce cut short as Israel resumes attack on Gaza: The Israeli military said it is resuming the offensive on the Gaza Strip, cutting short a temporary ceasefire after Hamas militants rejected the truce and continued to fire rockets at Israel.
Gazans dig dead from rubble in scenes of war devastation: The scene was one repeated across the Gaza Strip on Saturday, as desperate residents ventured out during a fragile 12-hour truce only to be met with evidence of death and destruction on a scale that reduced men to tears.
Gaza ceasefire reveals full extent of Israeli destruction: Thousands of people in Gaza have ventured out from homes and shelters during a 12-hour ceasefire to find that whole streets and neighbourhoods have been destroyed in the last week.
Two soldiers succumb to wounds, raising death toll to 42: : Two soldiers succumb to wounds, raising death toll to 42 | The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/two-soldiers-succumb-to-wounds-raising-death-toll-to-42
Hamas calls Israel truce terms 'unacceptable': Hamas has said an Israeli offer to extend a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza is unacceptable because it does not include provision for the withdrawal of Israeli troops and for residents in the enclave to return to their homes.
Palestinians will not 'raise a white flag': Massive protests erupted in several cities and towns across the West Bank over the weekend, including Jenin, Beit Ommar, and Nablus, and at least nine Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank in a 24-hour period ending early on Saturday.
‘Kerry told Hamas many of its demands would be met under ceasefire deal’: Kerry’s handling of the ceasefire effort was castigated by Israeli sources on Friday and Saturday, and the Israeli security cabinet unanimously rejected his ceasefire proposal on Friday night.
Kerry ‘completely capitulated’ to Hamas in ceasefire proposal, say Israeli sources: Israeli ministers, who on Friday unanimously rejected US secretary’s offer, reported to describe him as ‘negligent, incapable of handling the most basic matters’