By Patrick O’Connor, 11 June 2010
President Barack Obama’s meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Washington on Wednesday again demonstrated US complicity with the Israeli government and its crimes.
By Jordan Shilton, 9 June 2010
Alongside its May 31 assault on a convoy bringing aid to Gaza, Israel has stepped up its repression of domestic political opponents.
By Antoine Lerougetel, 9 June 2010
Tens of thousands of protestors marched throughout France to demonstrate their hostility to the Israeli Navy’s murderous assault on a flotilla bringing humanitarian supplies to Gaza on May 31.
By Patrick O’Connor, 8 June 2010
Israeli naval commandos killed four Palestinian militants off the coast of Gaza yesterday morning in an operation designed to send a signal to the Palestinian people and the world—that its illegal blockade will continue despite mounting criticism of the May 31 massacre of nine Turkish activists.
By Zach Reed, 7 June 2010
Upwards of 10,000 people marched from Downing Street to the Israeli Embassy in London on June 5 to condemn the criminal attack on the Gaza aid flotilla by Israel on May 31.
Commandos raid the Rachel Corrie as
By Jean Shaoul, 7 June 2010
As Israeli naval commandos stormed the Rachel Corrie aid vessel on Saturday, further evidence was emerging about the May 31 massacre of nine people aboard another aid ship trying to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza.
By Jean Shaoul, 4 June 2010
Israel remains belligerent in the face of worldwide outrage at its acts of piracy and murder of nine unarmed passengers aboard the international flotilla taking much needed aid to Gaza.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 June 2010
The massacre of nine civilians aboard a ship loaded with humanitarian supplies bound for Gaza—the latest chapter in a long record of Israeli state terrorism—is emblematic of the criminality that increasingly dominates world affairs.
By our reporters, 3 June 2010
Outrage over the Zionist assault on the “Freedom Flotilla” was expressed in demonstrations held across North America on Monday and Tuesday.
By Jean Shaoul, 2 June 2010
Israel is being aided by Washington in its efforts to quell criticism of its murderous act of piracy against the international aid convoy to Gaza and manage the worsening diplomatic fallout.
By Chris Marsden and Jean Shaoul, 1 June 2010
Israel’s massacre of up to 19 supporters of an aid convoy to Gaza has provoked angry protests internationally. But the Obama administration signalled tacit US endorsement of the bloodbath.
By Chris Marsden, 1 June 2010
Israel’s action against the Gaza aid flotilla is in line with its increasingly bellicose stance on all fronts.
By Bill Van Auken, 25 May 2010
Israel agreed to sell nuclear arms to South Africa’s apartheid regime in the 1970s, according to a book published today. The revelation has surfaced at an inconvenient time for the US as it campaigns for increased sanctions against Iran.
By Jean Shaoul, 20 May 2010
The “proximity talks” between Israel and the Palestinians are only the latest cynical exercise launched by the the Obama administration.
By David Walsh, 19 May 2010
Israeli authorities barred Noam Chomsky, professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a well-known critic of Zionist policy, from entering the occupied West Bank Sunday.
By Jean Shaoul, 27 April 2010
Israel has deported two Palestinian men to the Gaza Strip under a new military regulation that came into effect two weeks ago restricting the right of Palestinians to live in the West Bank.
By Danny Richardson, 23 April 2010
Anat Kamm, a 23-year-old former soldier and journalist, is accused of passing secret documents to a fellow journalist that expose assassinations of Palestinians carried out by the Israeli army.
By Keith Jones, 20 April 2010
US and Israeli threats point to the danger of a new military conflagration in the Middle East.
By Chris Marsden, 26 March 2010
Britain has expelled an Israeli diplomat over the use of 12 forged British passports by the hit team that carried out the January assassination of Hamas military leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in the Dubai capital of the United Arab Emirates.
By Chris Marsden, 25 March 2010
There was no report on the meeting Tuesday between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Neither was an official handshake staged, let alone a press conference.
By Peter Daniels, 19 March 2010
The trial in the civil suit brought by the family of Rachel Corrie, the 23-year-old American activist who was killed by an Israeli bulldozer seven years ago, began last week in the city of Haifa.
By Patrick O’Connor, 2 March 2010
The reaction of world governments to the brutal murder of Hamas member Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai last month underscores the extent to which basic precepts of international law have been torn up under the “war on terror”.
By Ann Talbot, 1 March 2010
More details are emerging on the murder of Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, who was killed in Dubai on January 20 in what is widely thought to be an Israeli security service operation.
By Jean Shaoul, 20 February 2010
Israeli human rights groups and activists have become the target of a vicious campaign by right-wing groups, security forces and politicians.
By Chris Marsden, 18 February 2010
There is mounting evidence that Mossad organised the hit squad that murdered senior Hamas official Mahmoud al Mabhouh in Dubai last month.
By Jean Shaoul, 9 February 2010
Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s foreign minister from the far-right Israel Beiteinu, last week directly threatened President Bashar Assad that in the event of war Syria would be defeated and his regime would collapse.
By Chris Marsden, 6 February 2010
The UN general secretary threw a lifeline to Israel yesterday, stating that there was not yet enough evidence to say whether Israel or the Palestinians are complying with UN demands to investigate allegations of war crimes during the 22-day assault on Gaza.
By Jean Shaoul, 23 January 2010
Israel has stepped up its warmongering against Hezbollah and the Lebanese government, worsening tensions throughout the Middle East.
By Danny Richardson, 23 January 2010
Israel’s attorney general has announced that the government will support the efforts of reservist soldiers to appeal the decision of a lower court that rejected their claim for libel against Mohammed Bakri, whose film Jenin, Jenin depicted atrocities committed against Palestinians in a West Bank refugee camp.
By Justus Leicht, 20 January 2010
Tensions have been growing in the relations between Turkey and Israel for some time, and a major foreign policy crisis was only recently averted at the last moment.
By Patrick Martin, 16 January 2010
While the Israeli and European press has reported that an Israeli-run security agency conducted the passenger screening that failed to detect the Christmas Day bomber, the American press has said nothing.
By Paul Mitchell, 13 January 2010
The British government is attempting to curb arrest warrants for war crimes.
By Jean Shaoul, 29 December 2009
One year after Israel’s military assault on Gaza, a report by 16 aid agencies has condemned the major powers for failing to end the blockade of Gaza.
By Jean Shaoul, 29 December 2009
Israel’s illegal blockade of Gaza exceeds in length the sieges during World War II of Leningrad, Stalingrad and the Warsaw Ghetto, and there is no end in sight to this humanitarian crime.
By Chris Marsden, 17 December 2009
The British government’s response to the issuing by a British court of an arrest warrant for former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni demonstrates that the imperialist powers operate as a de facto international league of war criminals—dedicated to their mutual defence and self-preservation.
By Brian Smith, 16 December 2009
Recent reports point to the Israeli government’s determined efforts to drive Palestinians and Israeli Arabs out of their homes in East Jerusalem.
By Jean Shaoul, 28 October 2009
Israel has responded to accusations of war crimes during its assault on Gaza by denouncing the United Nations and seeking to overturn existing international law.
By Jean Shaoul, 19 October 2009
The United Nations Human Rights Council has endorsed a report into Israel’s 22-day assault on Gaza in December and January, accusing Israel of war crimes.
By Jean Shaoul, 12 October 2009
Last week, Israel’s vice-prime minister and minister for strategic affairs, Moshe Yaalon, cancelled a visit to Britain after being warned that he could face arrest for war crimes.
By Jean Shaoul, 30 September 2009
Israel’s 1.4 million Arab citizens are to stage a one-day general strike on October 1 to oppose the racist and discriminatory policies of the government.
By Jean Shaoul, 26 September 2009
An authoritative and highly critical United Nations inquiry released last week concluded that Israel “committed actions amounting to war crimes, possibly crimes against humanity” during its three-week offensive against Gaza in December last year.
By Chris Marsden, 24 September 2009
Tuesday’s meeting between Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was widely regarded as little more than a photo opportunity before it began.
By Chris Marsden, 17 September 2009
The expansionist actions of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expose claims that the Obama administration will be a neutral arbiter toward the Palestinians.
By David Walsh, 16 September 2009
Organizers of a protest against the Toronto film festival’s spotlight on Tel Aviv held a press conference Monday afternoon to explain their purposes and respond to attacks by pro-Israeli forces.
By Jean Shaoul, 14 September 2009
A report by B’Tselem, the Israeli human rights group, shows that 1,387 Palestinians were killed during Israel’s assault on the Gaza Strip last December and January
By Danny Richardson, 12 September 2009
Poverty affects every third child, every fourth elderly person and every fifth family in Israel.
By David Walsh, 10 September 2009
Dozens of filmmakers, writers and others have signed an Open Letter to the Toronto International Film Festival, criticizing the festival’s decision “to host a celebratory spotlight on Tel Aviv.”
By Jean Shaoul, 7 September 2009
Ehud Olmert has become the first person to have held the office of Israeli prime minister to be charged with a criminal offence.
By Jean Shaoul, 3 September 2009
Media claims that President Barack Obama is close to brokering a deal between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) ignore the deepening political crisis in the Middle East.
By Kerem Kaya, 31 August 2009
In recent weeks, the AKP (Justice and Development Party) government has taken steps—since dubbed the “democratic process”—towards addressing the Kurdish question through peaceful rather than military means.
By Chris Marsden, 5 August 2009
The shooting at the Bar-Noah gay youth club in Tel Aviv is testament to a society increasingly and bitterly divided, socially and politically.
By Jean Shaoul, 1 August 2009
President Obama’s diplomatic offensive in the Middle East, portrayed as a peace mission, is aimed at restoring Washington’s position and influence in pursuit of its geo-strategic interests.
By Jean Shaoul, 6 July 2009
A report from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), “Gaza: 1.5 million people trapped in despair,” paints a harrowing picture of a humanitarian catastrophe.
By Jean Shaoul, 16 June 2009
Israel’s premier, Benyamin Netanyahu, has made clear that his government is not interested in reaching any agreement with the Palestinians.
By Jean Shaoul, 10 June 2009
Israel’s prime minister, Benyamin Netanyahu, has refused to submit to demands for a complete cessation to settlement expansion and building in the West Bank.
By Jean Shaoul, 25 May 2009
His three-hour meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu made clear that President Barack Obama has no more intention of acting as an “honest broker” to secure a settlement with the Palestinians than his predecessor, George W. Bush.
By Jack Cody, 25 May 2009
A professor at the University of California Santa Barbara is under investigation on charges of anti-Semitism for an email he sent to his students in which he compared the Israeli assault on Gaza to the Nazi occupation of Warsaw.
By Jean Shaoul, 21 May 2009
Increasing numbers of young people and reservists are refusing to serve in the Israeli Defence Force. But the state is taking repressive action against the organisations that help them.
By Jean Shaoul, 9 May 2009
A United Nations inquiry concluded that Israel’s military forces carried out direct and intentional strikes on its premises during the assault on Gaza earlier this year.
By Jean Shaoul, 2 May 2009
Five military investigations into war crimes committed by Israeli Defence Force soldiers during Operation Cast Lead, the attack on Gaza in December-January, have ended in a whitewash.
By Richard Phillips, 23 April 2009
Hysterical denunciations by the US, Israel and the European powers of the Iranian president’s speech to the UN’s anti-racism review conference were entirely predictable and part of a highly-orchestrated campaign against the event.
By Jean Shaoul, 8 April 2009
Israel’s military advocate has closed down the military police’s criminal inquiry set up to investigate allegations by Israeli soldiers of misconduct by the Israeli Defence Forces and serious violations of the IDF’s rules of engagement during the Israeli assault on Gaza.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 April 2009
Sworn in Tuesday as prime minister in the most right-wing government in Israel’s history, Benyamin Netanyahu threatened a military strike against Iran and signaled a break with the so-called “two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
By Chris Marsden, 26 March 2009
The decision of the Labor Party to join the coalition led by Benjamin Netanyahu allows Likud to form the most right wing government in Israel’s history.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 March 2009
Testimony by Israeli soldiers detailing atrocities in which they participated or that they witnessed has fueled demands for an international war crimes tribunal to investigate the Israeli siege of Gaza last December and January.
By Jean Shaoul, 18 March 2009
There is an unmistakable echo in Lieberman’s politics of the ideology utilized by Hitler in his rise to power in Germany. That such a figure could be selected as Israel’s face to the world is the most damning indictment of the entire Zionist project.
By Jean Shaoul, 5 March 2009
The donor conference for Palestine at Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt had nothing to do with alleviating the appalling humanitarian crisis in Gaza, but served as a cover for furthering Washington’s geopolitical interests in the Middle East.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 February 2009
Israel’s President Shimon Peres Friday called upon Benjamin Netanyahu of the Likud Party to form a new government after a group of right-wing parties representing 65 seats in the Knesset backed his designation as prime minister.
By Jean Shaoul and Chris Marsden, 16 February 2009
Kadima and Likud are under pressure from the European Union and the United States to form a national unity government in Israel.
By Chris Marsden, 12 February 2009
Israel’s general election has inaugurated a round of political horse-trading after the ruling Kadima party unexpectedly defeated Likud.
By Julie Hyland, 29 January 2009
Israeli warplanes bombed Gaza’s border with Egypt early Wednesday morning.
By Jerry White, 22 January 2009
The Israeli military reportedly withdrew its last soldiers from the Gaza Strip Wednesday as new evidence of the war crimes committed during its three-week assault on the Palestinian territory emerged.
By Jean Shaoul, 22 January 2009
The conclusion of a two-part report on Israel and Palestine given to an expanded meeting of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board in Sydney, Australia in January 2006.
By Julie Hyland, 21 January 2009
The Israeli army has stated that a “complete withdrawal” from the Gaza Strip “is out of the question” at this time.
By Jean Shaoul, 21 January 2009
The first of a two-part report on Israel and Palestine given to an expanded meeting of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board in Sydney, Australia in January 2006.
By Patrick O’Connor, 20 January 2009
At least 5,000 homes have been destroyed and more than 20,000 damaged, with many urban centers reduced to nothing more than rubble. Gaza’s limited social infrastructure has been largely obliterated, as have numerous factories and agricultural centers.
By Julie Hyland, 17 January 2009
“Armageddon” was the word used by Times of London correspondent Martin Fletcher, the first eyewitness from the British news media to see the devastation wrought by Israel in Gaza.
By Jerry White, 16 January 2009
Israeli military forces carried out a ferocious assault on densely populated neighborhoods in Gaza City Thursday, forcing thousands of civilians to flee as ground forces, backed by heavy artillery, helicopter gunships and tanks entered the city.
By David Walsh, 15 January 2009
The Palestinian death toll in the Israeli military assault on the Gaza Strip reached more than 1,000 Wednesday, according to medical officials. Nine Israeli human rights groups raised the “heavy suspicion” of war crimes.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 January 2009
The Israel military stepped up its air and ground assault on Gaza City Tuesday, driving the death toll to nearly 1,000. As the carnage escalates, what Israel will achieve from it is being called into increasing question.
By Jean Shaoul, 14 January 2009
Israel’s genocidal offensive against defenceless Palestinians in Gaza points to the crucial role of the Arab bourgeoisie in demobilising the widespread opposition within their own countries on behalf of imperialism.
By Tom Eley, 13 January 2009
In recent days, the New York Times has planted a series of propaganda pieces disguised as news articles, which aim to justify Israeli war crimes in Gaza.
By Éric Marquis, 13 January 2009
Demonstrations were held in cities across Canada last Saturday to denounce the Israeli state’s onslaught against the subjugated Palestinian population of the Gaza Strip and the complicity of Washington and Canada’s Conservative government.
By Peter Symonds, 12 January 2009
As the Palestinian death toll climbed to 869 on Sunday, the Israeli military was poised to launch a major escalation of its one-sided war against Gaza.
By Senthooran Ravee, Stephane Hugues and Antoine Lerougetel, 12 January 2009
Mass demonstrations took place in 90 cities and towns in France on Saturday against the Israeli war on Gaza.
By our reporter, 12 January 2009
Demonstrators took the streets Saturday in Berlin, Nuremberg, Munich and Duisburg, demanding, “Stop the massacre in Gaza!” and asking, “Who are the terrorists?”
By Paul Mitchell, 12 January 2009
Tens of thousands of people demonstrated Saturday in London against the Israeli offensive against Gaza.
By a reporting team, 12 January 2009
An estimated 10,000 people gathered Saturday, January 10 in Washington DC to march against the US-backed Israeli attack on Gaza while thousands more assembled in New York City’s Times Square on Sunday to protest the escalating war against the Palestinian people.
By The WSWS Editorial Board, 10 January 2009
The genocidal offensive launched by the Israeli government is inseparably connected to the crisis of the capitalist world economy. After decades of unrestrained enrichment, the ruling classes all over the world have nothing to offer the working masses except poverty, unemployment, exploitation, repression and war.
By Tom Eley, 10 January 2009
On Friday, Israel rejected a UN cease-fire and made preparations for an invasion of Gaza City, home to 410,000.
By Tom Eley, 10 January 2009
On Friday, Israel rejected a UN cease-fire and made preparations for an invasion of Gaza City. More Israeli war crimes came to light in the town of Zeitoun, where 30 more bodies were discovered in the rubble of a bombed house.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 January 2009
As evidence of Israeli war crimes in Gaza mounted, the Democratic leadership of the US Senate led the passage of a bipartisan resolution endorsing Israel’s actions.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 January 2009
While Israel has sought to conceal the atrocities that it is carrying out against Gaza’s civilian population, reports of aid workers and testimony of survivors have provided a searing picture of the carnage unleashed by its military assault.
By Tom Eley, 9 January 2009
On Thursday, hundreds of workers and youth demonstrated in downtown Detroit against Israel’s ongoing attack on Gaza.
By Patrick O’Connor, 9 January 2009
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and his deputy leader Julia Gillard have given their full support to Israel’s criminal attack on Gaza, echoing the Zionist state’s lying pretext that it is conducting a defensive response to alleged ceasefire violations by Hamas.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 January 2009
The death toll inflicted by Israel’s 12-day onslaught against Gaza has risen to at least 700 amid reports that Israel is using the cover of international ceasefire initiatives to prepare a redoubled offensive.
Ground assault sparks worldwide protests
By Chris Marsden, 5 January 2009
Israel’s bombardment and ground invasion of Gaza has unleashed a global wave of protest.
5 January 2009
Tens of thousands protested in London on Saturday against the Israeli attack on Gaza which has claimed the lives of hundreds, including many children. The World Socialist Web Site spoke to participants on the demonstration.
By Barry Grey, 3 January 2009
As the Israeli devastation of Gaza enters its second week and signs point to an imminent ground invasion of the Palestinian territory, the US government is working to block diplomatic initiatives for a cease-fire in order to give Israel a free hand to intensify its assault on the defenseless population.
By Peter Symonds, 2 January 2009
The murderous Israeli air assault on Gaza continued unabated for a sixth day yesterday. According to Palestinian emergency services, at least 420 people have been killed and more than 2,100 injured. The UN estimates that at least a quarter of those killed have been civilians.