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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…

Palestine 1896

Palestine 1896

First film footage taken of Ottoman Palestine (Lumiere Bros.), in 1896. Palestine 1896 h/t William Dalrymple Kemal Karpat wrote that according to the Ottoman Census of 1893, the population of most of…

Top 7 Really Disturbing News from Iraq

Top 7 Really Disturbing News from Iraq

1. Last Wednesday Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki angrily lashed out at the Kurds, accusing them of harboring the terrorists of the so-called ‘Islamic State.’ Since the Kurds have in fact fought the…

Escaping Mosul and ISIS Assassination Campaigns

Escaping Mosul and ISIS Assassination Campaigns

niqash | Special Correspondent | Mosul | Refugees from the Ninawa province, of whihc Mosul is the capital, queue to get into Iraqi Kurdistan. One local journalist explains why streets in the…