Tag Archives: Israel

Israeli hyperbole: The art of deception

How Israel keeps its foes and friends on the defensive. Israeli hyperbole is as old as the Israeli state. It is tautological, serving as the raison d’être and modus operandi of Israel, the garrison state. It is farcical, fantastical, and also dangerous in the way it surpasses mere rhetoric to …

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France, EU members slam Israel’s settlement plans and terror listing of Palestinian NGOs

Several EU member states on the UN Security Council have criticized Israel’s move to proceed with settlement construction in Palestine’s West Bank and East Jerusalem while slamming the decision to dub six Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organizations. “We reiterate our strong opposition to the expansion of settlements and will not …

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Israeli settlements engine of occupation, trample on human rights law: UN experts

UN experts have condemned Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Al-Quds as “the engine of the occupation,” saying the Tel Aviv regime’s illegal construction activities “trample”on human rights law. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Michael Lynk and Balakrishnan Rajagopal, the UN Special Rapporteurs on the Situation of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory …

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33 Palestinian women held under inhumane conditions in Israeli jail: Advocacy group

An independent human rights advocacy organization says 33 Palestinian women are suffering from inhumane conditions at Damon prison in the occupied territories, amid the Tel Aviv regime’s intensified crackdown on detainees. In a statement released on Monday, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies (PCBS) said Israel’s Prison Service (IPS) has …

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A New York Times journalist was targeted by Pegasus spyware linked to Saudi Arabia, according to report

New York Times reporter Ben Hubbard had his phone hacked on numerous occasions, and cybersecurity researchers say Saudi Arabia was to blame. The hackers reportedly used the notorious Israeli-made ‘Pegasus’ spyware. Hubbard, a reporter covering the Middle East, wrote on Sunday that a hacking attempt was first made on his …

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