Zionist lobby group labelled 'propaganda' and 'misinformation' source by Wikipedia

One of the leading Zionist lobby groups in the US has been labelled as a source of “propaganda” and “misinformation” by Wikipedia. Editors of the online encyclopaedia also said that the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which has long campaigned for a controversial definition of anti-Semitism to be adopted, should not be cited for factual information on anti-Jewish racism because it acts
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Commemorating The Nakba: Profiles In Palestinian Resistance

Background Qassam’s Movement Gentlefolk and Adventurers Palestinian Commanders The Impact of the World War Palestinian, and broader Arab, participation was for its part quite makeshift: the mufti, as the most influential leader, was neck-deep in intrigue, not least against Qawuqji, who returned to lead the “Inqadh Army” that combined Arab officers with Palestinian militants. The lawyer Nimr Hawwari attempted to found an Arab youth militia,
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Nakba Resurrected – How the Gaza Resistance Ended Segmentation of Palestine

Thanks to Palestinian memory, Palestinians are once more united around their understanding of the past, the steadfastness of the present and the hope for a just future. – Ramzy Baroud is a journalist and the Editor of The Palestine Chronicle. He is the author of six books. His latest book, co-edited with Ilan Pappé, is “Our Vision for Liberation: Engaged Palestinian
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Israel intentions of 'displacement, subjugation or death' of Gazans are clear: Palestine envoy

The Palestinian ambassador to the UN, Riyad Mansour, on Friday condemned Israel’s atrocities against the Palestinian people, saying the Tel Aviv government no longer hides its true intentions, which include “ isplacement, subjugation or death”, Anadolu Agency reports. “It took 75 years for the United Nations to recognise and commemorate the Nakba, but the Nakba is not a historical event.
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Haniyeh says sacrifices of the people will not be in vain

Ismail Haniyeh said on Wednesday that the Palestinian people are proving that the Zionist lie of Palestine being “a land without a people for a people without a land”, and the claim that “the old will die and the young will forget” has ended forever. The head of the Hamas political bureau made the comment during his speech to commemorate
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Team set up to rebut ‘slanders’ of new security law here to stay, Hong Kong says, citing ongoing ‘misinformation’

Secretary for Security Chris Tang attends a carnival featuring booths about national security and showcasing police’s armoured vehicles at Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, on April 15, 2024 as part of the activities of National Security Education Day. Photo: Kyle Lam/HKFP. (From left to right) Secretary for Justice Paul Lam, Chief Executive John Lee and Secretary for Security Chris Tang announce the
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New York Times directs reporters to avoid awkward terminology and push pro-Israel points

An internal memo obtained by The Intercept has revealed that the New York Times has directed its journalists covering Israel’s war against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to restrict the use of certain awkward terminology such as “genocide” and “ethnic cleansing”, and to “avoid” using the phrase “occupied territory” when describing Palestinian land. The memo, which has been criticised sharply,
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Jonathan Cook – Assange’s ‘reprieve’ is another lie, hiding the real goal of keeping him endlessly locked up

Jonathan Cook is the author of three books on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and a winner of the Martha Gellhorn Special Prize for Journalism. His website and blog can be found at www.jonathan-cook.net deny Assange his basic free speech rights; discriminate against him on the basis of his nationality, as a non-US citizen; or place him under threat of the death penalty in the
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New UN Report Warns Inequality Is Creating ‘Democracy Paradox’

Democracy paradox planetary public goods, for climate stability, as we confront the unprecedented challenges of the Anthropocene; digital global public goods, for greater equity in harnessing new technologies for equitable human development; new and expanded financial mechanisms, including a novel track in international cooperation that complements humanitarian assistance and traditional development aid to low-income countries; and dialling down political polarization through new governance approaches
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Israel army, Shin Bet admit no ‘senior leaders’ arrested at Al-Shifa Hospital

The Israeli army and Shin Bet published misleading reports about the military operation at Al-Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza, which has been ongoing since late last Sunday night, as well as the martyrdom of dozens of Palestinians there, claiming that “very senior” leaders of Al-Qassam Brigades had been arrested. However, on Friday, the Israeli army withdrew the misinformation campaign. Following
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German Chancellor speaks out against Julian Assange’s extradition to the US

German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, on Monday, spoke against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s possible extradition to the US, Anadolu Agency reports. “I am of the opinion that it would be a good thing if the British courts gave him the necessary protection,” Scholz said on Monday. “Because he has to expect prosecution in the US, given the fact that he has
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Jonathan Cook – The fates of Gaza and Julian Assange are sealed together

Jonathan Cook is the author of three books on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and a winner of the Martha Gellhorn Special Prize for Journalism. His website and blog can be found at www.jonathan-cook.net Media silence Stinging hypocrisy Blank cheque Intimidation campaign Information void All my posts are freely accessible, but my journalism is possible only because of the support of readers. If you liked this article or
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What’s Next for Julian Assange

Stella Assange, wife of Julian Assange, speaks besides a poster of Julian Assange at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) A mask showing the face of Julian Assange is held outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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Knesset member denies Palestine's right to exist to Arab colleague

Knesset member Hanoch Milbitsky made a stark declaration denying Palestine's right to exist to the Palestinian member Ayman Odeh, stating, 'There will not be a Palestinian state in our lifetime.' Milbitsky added, 'You will die, your children will die, and your descendants will die,' during a session in the Knesset to vote on the recognition of a Palestinian state.
| Israel, Middle East, Palestine

Support, uncertainty as Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's extradition hearing continues

The last attempt by WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, to avoid extradition to the US commenced its second day of hearings on Wednesday at the UK High Court, amid heavy downpour in London, Anadolu Agency reports. Supporters of Assange, once again, gathered outside the Royal Courts of Justice, braving the inclement weather and holding up banners proclaiming “Free Assange” and “Free
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President Lula the giant lays bare Israel’s genocidal actions

Brazilian President Lula’s statements at the African Union (AU) summit lifted the lid on the Zionist state’s crimes and brought to light the truth about what Israel has been practicing in the Palestinian territories it has occupied since the Nakba; banishment, ethnic cleansing, genocide and horrors similar to those during the Holocaust. Lula made a correct comparison from a historical
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Hong Kong Free Press Annual Report: Our achievements, best coverage, & accounts from the past year

Our Mission & Impact. The Best of HKFP 2023. HKFP Awards. 2023 Ethics Revamp. 2023 Achievements. Impact & Positioning. Staff & Structure. Transparency Report 2023. Press Freedom in 2023. How to Support HKFP. Download the 2023 Annual Report [PDF] Mission and impact: The Best of HKFP 2023: Awards Photo: Courtesy of Britt Clennett. YearAwardTitlePrize2016Human Rights Press Awards: University English language writingSexual harassment at Hong Kong’s universities – rarely reported, but not rareMerit2019Human Rights Press Awards:
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‘Hope and Solidarity’ – Palestine Meets South Africa in Cape Town Match (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

In true South African style, the game had the gees (the vibe), the flags and the fervor, with spirited spectators and organizers united in calling for a free Palestine. Historic Solidarity In January, the World Court granted six interim emergency measures requested by South Africa including that Israel takes all measures to prevent acts of genocide being committed in Gaza, and to
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‘Water is Life and Gaza is Out of Water’ – UNRWA

UNRWA has warned that the humanitarian crisis in Gaza puts thousands of vulnerable people at risk of disease. It added, “Conditions are inhumane. People struggle to survive without any of the basics.” The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has also warned that “Everyday, children in Gaza face increased risk of death from the sky, disease from lack of safe water & deprivation
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US says it dismantled China-backed hacker network that targeted American infrastructure

Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko on Pexels.com Christopher Wray, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, USA, speaks in Ransomware: To Pay or Not to Pay at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland on January 19 2023. Photo: Michael Calabro/World Economic Forum, via Flickr CC2.0. US Assistant Attorney General Matthew Olsen. File photo: Erin Scott/CNAS, via Flickr CC2.0.
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Richard Falk – In Gaza, the West Is Enabling the Most Transparent Genocide in Human History

Richard Falk is an international law and international relations scholar who taught at Princeton University for forty years. In 2008 he was also appointed by the UN to serve a six-year term as the Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights. Picture by Marcin Monko The South African World Court Case, Pariah State, and Popular Mobilization Iran Hamas and a Second Nakba The Need for
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Peter Oborne, Angelo Calianno – With all eyes on Gaza, Israeli settlers are waging a second Nakba in the West Bank

Peter Oborne is a British journalist and commentator. Angelo Calianno is an author at Byline Times ‘They want to scare us, humiliate us’ Children stand next to a home destroyed during an Israel army raid in the Balata refugee camp in the occupied West Bank (MEE/Angelo Calianno) Beaten for not licking his boot How Israel uses humiliation as a psychological weapon against Palestinians Read More » All
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Cyber Toufan Team Launches Wave of Cyberattacks on “Israeli” Organizations

Islam Times - The Cyber Toufan operations boldly declared their successful breach of Bermad, a prominent water system provider in the “Israeli” entity. The cyberattack on Bermad coincides with heightened tensions in the region, where there is restricted access to vital resources such as food, medicine, and water for Palestinians.
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High stakes: Interventions to diffuse tensions and support safety of journalists during elections

Create a safe working environment for journalists through training of police officers on the role of journalists and the media; Expand their understanding of human rights norms, and Engage professional media bodies to raise concerns over media conduct or content; Familiarise themselves with policies, regulations and laws relating to electoral issues; Commit to accurate and balanced reporting and to correct inaccurate stories sincerely and
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Grounding the Current Moment: An Al-Shabaka Syllabus

Introduction The Roots of the Palestinian Struggle Using Indigeneity in the Struggle for Palestinian Liberation by Ahmad Amara, Yara Hawari (August 2019) Beyond South Africa: Understanding Israeli Apartheid by Samer Abdelnour (April 2013) Beyond the Apartheid Analogy: Time to Reframe Our Palestinian Struggle by Irene Calis (January 2015) Rethinking Our Definition of Apartheid: Not Just a Political Regime by Haidar Eid, Andy Clarno (August 2017) Oslo: Replacing Liberation
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Palestine: the fight for information

“T here’s nothing as a safe place, but I’m trying my best to stay safe”. 22-year-old journalist Plestia Alaqad has been reporting on the situation as best she can on social networks, while escaping Israel’s bombing raids on the Gaza Strip. “I am barely able to do my job under these circumstances”. Journalists in the field are on the front lines,
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Stop the collective punishment and end the siege of Gaza now

The 1948 Nakba (Catastrophe) and the Zionist terror gangs’ occupation of Palestine as well as the ethnic cleansing of its people marked the beginning of many tragedies for the Palestinians. Since then, the occupation state of Israel has inflicted a great deal of suffering on the Palestinians, with the intention of emptying the land and displacing its people to “prove”
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Explainer: The decline of Hong Kong’s press freedom under the national security law

File photo: StudioIncendo. September 2023 The Court of Appeal heard the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) and the RTHK Staff Union’s joint appeal against the city’s communications regulator’s decision to issue a warning over RTHK’s satirical programme Headliner. August 2023 US photojournalist Matthew Connors, who covered the 2019 protests and unrest, said that he was denied entry to Hong Kong when he tried to visit for tourism
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Palestinians are subjected to humanitarian blackmail

In his recent briefing to the UN Security Council, the international organisation’s Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, noted that the current situation in the occupied West Bank is further impacted by the funding deficits and fiscal problems faced by the Palestinian Authority. What Wennesland failed to point out is that the UN’s humanitarian paradigm was
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Kais Saied: jeopardizing rights and freedom

“The people demand an independent judiciary!”, “Freedoms, freedoms, no dictated justice!”, “National unity against populism!” On July 13, 2023, under the scorching sun, outside the gates of the Tunis Court of Appeal, around a hundred protesters chanted these slogans and called for the release of the political prisoners, accused of “plotting against State security” and detained for four months. Tunisia has been
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Kais Saied: jeopardizing rights and freedom

“The people demand an independent judiciary!”, “Freedoms, freedoms, no dictated justice!”, “National unity against populism!” On July 13, 2023, under the scorching sun, outside the gates of the Tunis Court of Appeal, around a hundred protesters chanted these slogans and called for the release of the political prisoners, accused of “plotting against State security” and detained for four months. Tunisia has been
| Non classé

South American anthropologists declare their support for the Palestinian people

Participants at the Mercosur Anthropology Conference in Rio de Janeiro have declared their solidarity with the Palestinian people and the necessity to raise awareness of the crimes against the indigenous population of Palestine since the 1948 Nakba. The conference brought together anthropologists from countries across Latin America at the Fluminense Federal University, south of Rio de Janeiro, earlier this month
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PA welcomes Portugal Parliament decision to recognise Palestine Nakba

The Palestinian Authority (PA) on Friday welcomed the decision of the Portuguese Parliament to recognise the 1948 Palestinian Nakba, a statement announced. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued the statement: "The PA welcomed the Portuguese Parliament's decision to recognise the Nakba that happened to the Palestinians in 1948, as well as its expression of solidarity with the Palestinian people." According
| Europe & Russia, Israel, Middle East

Palestinian journalist Abu Akleh receives Courage in Journalism award

The veteran Palestinian journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, who was murdered by Israeli forces while covering Tel Aviv atrocities in the West Bank, has received posthumous Courage in Journalism award. On Monday, the Washington-based International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) named Abu Akleh as one of the recipients of its Courage in Journalism Awards for 2023. “Meet …
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Palestinian journalist Abu Akleh receives Courage in Journalism award

The veteran Palestinian journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, who was murdered by Israeli forces while covering Tel Aviv atrocities in the West Bank, has received posthumous Courage in Journalism award. On Monday, the Washington-based International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) named Abu Akleh as one of the recipients of its Courage in Journalism Awards for 2023. “Meet …
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Assange Exposes The Empire’s True Face: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

“The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum — even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there’s free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the
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MK Odeh expelled from Knesset for condemning Israel invasion of Jenin

The Hadash-Ta'al list's Chairman, Ayman Odeh, was forced out of the Knesset plenary last week during a vote on the Counterterrorism Law after condemning the Israeli attack on the Palestinian refugee camp of Jenin. He said: "People killed in Jenin. People wounded in Tel Aviv. A killed soldier. All of their blood is because of your damned occupation. Occupation blinds
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Explainer: The decline of Hong Kong’s press freedom under the national security law

File photo: StudioIncendo. June 2023 A Hong Kong press group urged the city’s police to provide an explanation after its former chairperson was led away by officers while she was reporting on the 34th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown. The Hong Kong government condemned US politicians’ calls for a joint effort with the UK to prioritise the release of pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy
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Why is Karim Khan Silent on Palestine: The ICC and Israeli War Crimes in Gaza

Considering that the ICC is one of the most important platforms for victims of war crimes to receive some degree of justice, yet keeping in mind the ICC’s own double standards and shortcomings, what can Palestinians expect? “Considering the military advantage gained by eliminating these senior terrorists, it is irrelevant to ask how many children were incidentally killed.” ‘The Principle of Distinction’
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Israel has killed 20 journalists since 2001, but nobody has been held to account

On the first anniversary of the killing of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh by an Israeli sniper in Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, it is clear that her killing was not an isolated incident, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has said. The CPJ's report documented 20 cases in which the Israeli army killed journalists in the
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The PA's glorification of Israel's colonial accomplices

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas never fails to blunder in his speeches. Speaking at the UN in New York on the 75th anniversary of the 1948 Nakba, Abbas requested that the US and the UK address their historic responsibilities. One would think this means taking a political stance in favour of decolonisation. However, Abbas merely urged recognition of Palestinian self-determination
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Waves of solidarity sweep across Latin America on 75th Nakba anniversary

Solidarity activists across Latin America have marked the 75th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba with talks, meetings, cultural activities, media interviews and social media campaigns. The Palestinian flag has been raised and people have chanted their support on the streets. Support for Palestine has been particularly strong in Brazil, Peru, Venezuela and Chile. Palestinians and their supporters around the world
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We will not commemorate the 75th Nakba with tears, but with the strength of resistance

The 75th anniversary of the Nakba of all Arabs and Muslims, not just Palestine, is upon us. It is the catastrophe of the entire Islamic nation that began in 1948 and its consequences continue to this day. We remember that day, on 14 May 1948, on which the hearts of the Arab nation was torn out and our land, Palestine,
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Israel asks countries to boycott Palestinian Nakba event at UN

Israel said, Monday, that it is communicating with other countries to boycott the commemoration of the Nakba, or Catastrophe, a day marked by the Palestinians on 15 May to refer to the expulsion of thousands from their homes and lands in 1948 after the founding of Israel, Anadolu News Agency reports. "We will fight the lie of the 'Nakba' with
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End the ‘Memoricide’: Planting for Nakba Day

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” “That blood-stained birth callously required the destruction of an entire nation; people with a unique history, language, culture and collective memory. It was thus absolutely necessary for the Palestinians to be wiped out to quell any possible sense of Israeli guilt, shame and
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Statement: 75 years of the Ongoing Nakba, 75 years of Ongoing Resistance

The following statement was issued on Nakba Day, May 15th 2023, by BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights. It was co-signed by more than 180 organisations from around the world, including the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. You can see all of our #Nakba75 events around Ireland here BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights Global Palestinian Refugee Network
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Statement: 75 years of the Ongoing Nakba, 75 years of Ongoing Resistance

The following statement was issued on Nakba Day, May 15th 2023, by BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights. It was co-signed by more than 180 organisations from around the world, including the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. You can see all of our #Nakba75 events around Ireland here BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights Global Palestinian Refugee Network
| Apartheid, BADIL, Human Rights

Israel has taken no accountability for killing 20 journalists, report finds

Israel has taken no accountability for its killings of 20 journalists over the past two decades, a press watchdog's report has revealed on the first anniversary of Al Jazeera journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh's killing by Israeli forces. In a report released on Tuesday by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), it showed a map of 20 locations where journalists killed in
| Israel, Middle East, News