The Netherlands Says the Murder of Dutch Citizens on MH17 Was a War Crime


The news: Dutch prosecutors are launching a new investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 — and are now calling the murder of all on board a war crime. The majority of the victims in the July 17 crash — 193 out of 298 total passengers — were Dutch citizens. To underline just how sobering that number is, Vox outlined that MH17 claimed a bigger share of the ... Read More »

Not All Jews Support Israel


To both Jews and non-Jews the idea of an anti-Zionist Jew can sound like a contradiction in terms—an abuse of Rabbi Hillel’s most famous ethical aphorism, “If I am not for myself, who will be for me.” But for Sam Weinstein, and for around 30 others, me included, tucked together in a small Jewish bloc at Saturday’s Gaza demo in ... Read More »

Israel’s Bloody Apartheid: What Happened And Why You Should Be Outraged

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Israel’s latest assault on the people of Gaza has failed to move most Australians. Michael Brull explains what happened, and why we should be outraged. READER WARNING: This story contains images of an extremely graphic nature. On July 8, I wrote about the military escalation between Israel and the Palestinians. I noted that when Israel killed Palestinians, nothing happened, and no one ... Read More »

Dink’s murder ‘not probed efficiently’: Turkey’s top court

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Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was not efficiently probed and the rights of his family were therefore violated. The unanimous verdict came after an individual application to the Court from Hrant Dink’s family, Anadolu Agency reported. The family had applied to the court on the grounds that they had not been adequately informed about the ... Read More »

Israel, Hamas prepare for brief humanitarian ceasefire

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(Reuters) – Israel and Hamas said they would cease fighting for five hours on Thursday for a humanitarian truce requested by the United Nations, though Israel remained poised to expand its offensive in the Gaza Strip if rocket fire persisted. Just a few hours before the temporary truce was due to take effect at 10 a.m. (0800 BST), Israel’s military ... Read More »

Mothers of all Palestinians must be killed: Israeli MP

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A well-known Israeli politician and parliament member has branded  Palestinians as terrorists, saying mothers of all Palestinians should also be killed during the ongoing Israeli assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, Daily Sabahreported. Ayelet Shaked of the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home party called for the slaughter of Palestinian mothers who give birth to “little snakes.” “They have to die and their houses ... Read More »

Middle East Christians Disappearing

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While the various Muslim sects, groups, tribes, factions and religions are battling it out and slaughtering each other in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Egypt the historic Christian communities in these countries are also disappearing claims  a top Chaldean bishop.  “We are in the process of disappearing, just as the Christians in Turkey, Saudi Arabia and North Africa have disappeared. And ... Read More »

History will condemn climate change denialists

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Tony Abbott was elected by the right-wing of his party for a single purpose: to destroy any meaningful action in Australia against the threat of climate change  Jump to comments The argument for radical action on climate change– which Australia will soon at least temporarily reject with the shameful decision to repeal the carbon tax – is embarrassingly simple. For the past ... Read More »

Hamas and Israel step up cyber battle for hearts and minds

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The latest surge in fighting between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip has seen both sides revive the intense social media battle that was seen during the last Israeli offensive on the coastal territory, “Operation Pillar of Defence”, in November 2012. Sites such as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook have been inundated with posts seeking to win the hearts and ... Read More »