Israel to Shut Down Gaza Aid Flotilla

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THE NATION– Amid the economic and social upheaval of Greece’s beleaguered capital city, where demonstrators have been protesting government-imposed austerity measures, forty activists from across the United States began training this week to nonviolently confront the Israeli military blockade of Gaza. The Americans are part of a flotilla of ten ships—from France, Ireland, Canada, Norway, Greece, Sweden and other countries—planning to … Read More

Gaza Blockade Isn’t About Security

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MCCLATCHY– As Israel ordered a slight easing of its blockade of the Gaza Strip Wednesday, McClatchy obtained an Israeli government document that describes the blockade not as a security measure but as “economic warfare” against the Islamist group Hamas, which rules the Palestinian territory. Israel imposed severe restrictions on Gaza in June 2007, after Hamas won elections and took control … Read More

Israel to Block Aid Ships to Gaza

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BUSINESS WEEK– Israel will not allow an international flotilla of ships to reach the Gaza Strip with construction materials and humanitarian supplies, a government official said, calling the action a provocative stunt. “While they have wrapped themselves in a humanitarian cloak, they are engaging in political propaganda and not in pro-Palestinian aid,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said today in … Read More

Empire Files Podcast: “Zionism & Anti-Semitism in Same Category” w/ Miko Peled in Jerusalem

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We are joined from Jerusalem by Miko Peled, renowned Israeli author & activist for Palestinian human rights, who visiting Sheikh Jarrah and other hotspots. He explains the mood among Israelis in the aftermath of the Gaza war and Palestinian uprising, the ongoing crimes against Palestinian across the country, and explains the major shift in coverage attributing criticism of Israel to … Read More

Empire Files Podcast: The Beginning of the End for Israel

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The past two weeks have revealed a tectonic shift in public opinion towards the Israeli colonial regime––one there is no turning back from. Abby Martin and Mike Prysner are joined by Brian Becker, longtime organizer for Palestine and host of The Socialist Program podcast. patreon.com/empirefilespatreon.com/thesocialistprogram Watch our movie for free here: gazafightsforfreedom.com

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