Selected Articles: More Chaos in the Middle East as the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Endures

Mideast Israel Gaza War ReportUK Government: 700 Israeli Attacks on Gaza since 2014 Ceasefire

By Ben White, September 28 2015

Israel has opened fire on the Gaza Strip on “at least 696 occasions” since the August 2014 ceasefire, the UK government has told Parliament. These incidents are in addition to 29 strikes on Gaza conducted in response to rocket fire.…

A shoe belonging to Hala Bassam Madi, 3, lies in the ruins of her home in Rafah, southern Gaza, on 19 November 2014. The girl died in an Israeli air strike on 1 August 2014 that also killed her father Bassam, her mother Eman and her 2-year-old sister Jana. Her 3-year-old cousin Yousef was also killed, and a great-uncle later died of his wounds. Today, many of the ruins of destroyed homes have not been cleared and personal belongings remain scattered in the ruins.In Gaza, No Figures Can Express the Sorrow

By International Solidarity Movement, September 28 2015

If there is any reason for our existence, at least it should be our capacity to inform about a story while it is happening, in a way that nobody can say: “We did not know, nobody had told us anything” ~Robert Fisk

arabic alphabetIsrael’s Army and Schools Work Hand In Hand, Say Teachers

By Jonathan Cook, September 28 2015

Close ties mean Israeli pupils are being raised to be ‘good soldiers’ rather than good citizens The task for Israeli pupils: to foil an imminent terror attack on their school. But if they are to succeed, they must first find the clues using key words they have been learning in Arabic.

libya_clip_image002Deserting Libya: The Rhetoric of British Foreign Policy

By John S Warren, September 28 2015

The fall of Gaddafi has brought together on the edge of Europe the worst of all possible worlds, and opened the flood-gates to exacerbate the greatest human refugee migration since World War II, and direct it toward Europe.

By Nicola Nasser, September 28, 2015

Peace in Yemen will continue to be elusive unless the United Nations shifts its mission from sponsoring an inter-Yemeni dialogue to mediating ceasefire negotiations between the actual warring parties, namely Saudi Arabia& allies and the de facto representatives of Yemenis who are fighting to defend their country’s territorial integrity and independent free will, i.e. the Huthi – Saleh & allies.

putinmainPutin: Chaos of Iraq and Libya Warn Against Western Regime Change in Syria

By Jon Queally, September 28 2015

With major speeches to be delivered by both U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin before the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, all eyes are on the two leaders as the content of their remarks—and an expected face-to-face meeting—could have deep implications for the ongoing civil war in Syria and the wider military campaign against the Islamic State (ISIS) that continues across the Middle East region.

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