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U.N.: One Child Killed Every Hour in Gaza

U.N.: One Child Killed Every Hour in Gaza

By Juan Cole UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said on Wednesday that Israel’s military actions are responsible for the death of a child every hour in recent days and…

The World Asks:  Is Israel Targeting Civilians in Gaza?

The World Asks: Is Israel Targeting Civilians in Gaza?

By Luisa Gandolfo via The Conversation When the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, accused Hamas of using “telegenically dead Palestinians for their cause”, he overlooked an element of the conflict that could…

Blow-Back:  How Bush-Cheney Reduced Iraq to Ashes

Blow-Back: How Bush-Cheney Reduced Iraq to Ashes

By Dahr Jamail [This essay is a joint TomDispatch/Truthout report.] For Americans, it was like the news from nowhere.  Years had passed since reporters bothered to head for the country we invaded…

Israeli Rhetoric Hides War Crimes against Gaza

Israeli Rhetoric Hides War Crimes against Gaza

By Chloé Benoist As Israeli forces began their assault on the Gaza Strip, Israel’s leaders and media ramped up a rhetoric offensive, using dehumanizing discourse to garner support for deadly military action…

Can Tony Blair Mess up Egypt even Worse?

Can Tony Blair Mess up Egypt even Worse?

By Juan Cole Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has agreed to advise the government of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Blair maintains that he will not be paid to do so,…