Hello Mr Obama – This is what American Tax Dollars Are Funding in The Middle East – Baby Murder ?

israelfacts:</p><br /> <p>11-month-old Omar Mashrawi who was killed in Gaza by an Israeli strike yesterday.<br /><br /> @pdanahar<br /><br />


11-month-old Omar Mashrawi who was killed in Gaza by an Israeli strike yesterday.


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This is what American Tax Dollars Are Funding in The Middle East

2012-11-16 09:46


2012-11-16 08:43

“Cairo will not leave Gaza on its own … Egypt today is not the Egypt of yesterday, and Arabs today are not the Arabs of yesterday.”

Mohamed Morsi, the Egyptian president, suggesting a further break from Egypt’s Mubarak-era relationship with Israel – rhetorically, at least. via the Guardian live blog

2012-11-16 06:07

Today we are in solidarity with the world in condeming the murderous actions of Israel – in their unwarranted agressions against Palestine and the Gaza Communities.  There is so much news flooding the backside of the internet about the situation; that most major news services are having a hard time deciding which side of the conflict they find themselves on.

For Us It’s Simple, We side with those who are being Victimized


2012-11-16 09:19

“They say when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. But when you are a politician and all you have is a hammer, you must convince voters every problem looks like a nail. This is the only thinking that can explain Israel’s behavior in escalating bombardment of Gaza. The Israeli spin machines are out in full force in the hopes of convincing Israelis and the rest of the world that the attacks on Gaza are in self-defense. But anyone following the situation closely and over time will tell you that cannot be the case.”

— Yousef Munayyer

We are going to continue doing our research on what is happening in Gaza Now and in the meantime we’ll be posting items here on the Gaza Incursion.  Our Prayers Go Out to All of Those Who are in Gaza now.  Only God can save you from the fires of hell that are raining down upon you now.  The world is watching Israel and will continue to condem this militarized madness.  The UN Charter One says that no nation is to commit the types of crimes we are witnessing today in Gaza. Civilian targets are specifically outlawed – yet that is the only target range for the Israeli’s.  This is why it’s time for President Barack Obama to cut his funding of this genocide.  If Bibi Netenyahu thinks that he is powerful enough to escape the rath of the world court of  opinion – then it is time to return him to that very body for judgement.

When regimes begin to kill, someone has to stop the flow of blood

Is the United States ready to sit down at the budget table and say to Israel “No More Money for Bombs” ?  we seriously think it’s time.  for generations the Palestinians have been held in a virtual prison camp by the Israeli’s.  They are being systematically starved and murdered.  We believe this is because the Israeli military has been given such liberties up to this point by the surrounding military powers, that they believe they are in control of all of the Sinai Peninsula.  There has to be some discussion and word from the United Nations about this genocide.

Until the Palestinians are given their homeland back; the blood will continue to flow and the Israeli’s will continue to commit genocide with the whole world watching; and most of the world condeming it.   Tumblr is buzzing and we’re sharing a bit of it here for you.  If you see something that’s important and we don’t have it posted, please slip it in a comment and it will be added to the story.

This is the beginning of our Tumblr Reposts on the Israeli Attack on Gaza – 11/16/2012

2012-11-16 09:53

Israel and Palestinian militants moved a step closer to all-out war yesterday, as Islamic militants launched rockets into Tel Aviv and Israeli troops massed on the border prepared for a ground offensive in Gaza.

For the first time since the 1991 Gulf War, Israelis in Tel Aviv took cover at the sound of air raid sirens yesterday. Two rockets landed near the heart of the city of 3 million people, one in an undeveloped parcel of land, and another just offshore in the Mediterranean Sea.

In other attacks, three Israeli civilians, including a 26-year-old pregnant mother, were killed when one of more than 500 rockets fired at Israel by Hamas, the rulers of the Gaza Strip, yesterday hit a four-story apartment building in the town of Kiryat Malachi, 15 miles north of the Gaza border.

Israeli Defense Forces retaliated by pounding targets in the Gaza Strip, and later in the day Israel signaled a ground operation may be imminent as forces moved toward the border area with Gaza.

2012-11-16 01:25

Official: Israel to hold fire in Egypt prime minister’s Gaza visit 

APAn Israeli official says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told Egypt that Israel would be prepared to suspend its military offensive in the Gaza Strip during the Egyptian prime minister’s visit there.

The official in the prime minister’s office says Israel would do so if Gaza militants also hold their fire during Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Kandil’s three-hour visit later Friday.

Follow updates on this story at Breaking News.

Photo: Israeli soldiers ride on top of an armored personal carrier close to the Israel Gaza Border, southern Israel, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. (Ariel Schalit / AP)

2012-11-16 08:36

Israel agrees to temporary truce in Gaza during Egyptian PM’s visit — Hamas violates it almost immediately
Rockets fired from Gaza hit several sites in southern Israel on Friday shortly after Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil arrived in the Palestinian enclave.

The Israeli air force responded with an attack on the house of Hamas’s commander for southern Gaza, a Hamas source said.

Israel had announced it would suspend military operations in Gaza during Kandil’s three-hour visit so long as Hamas also halted all fire.

2012-11-16 12:15

“Before this election they (Israel) shot these innocent people in Gaza for reasons they fabricated. The dominant world powers are now making the Gaza people and fighters pay, and as the Republic of Turkey we are with our brothers in Gaza and their just cause.”

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan decried Israeli’s air strikes on Gaza on Friday as a pre-election stunt and said he would discuss the crisis with Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi in Cairo this weekend.

2012-11-16 04:54

Latest pictures coming in as missiles have been fired in Gaza by Palestinian militants following the assassination of Hamas militant leader Ahmed al-Jabari.

Follow the news as it comes in live here.

Photograph: Nir Elias/REUTERS

2012-11-16 12:18
“We are sending a short and simple message: There is no security for any Zionist on any single inch of Palestine and we plan more surprises.”
Hamas spokesman Abu Obeida, on the rocket launched from Gaza striking Jerusalem.

 “To the people of Gaza and the ‘Occupied Territories’, know that Anonymous stands with you in this fight. We will do everything in our power to hinder the evil forces of the IDF arrayed against you. We will use all our resources to make certain you stay connected to the Internet and remain able to transmit your experiences to the world.”

Anonymous attacks Israeli websites to show Gaza support In conflict in a statement posted on their website.

(via newsflick)

— Anonymous pledge their support to the Palestinian people and declare cyber war on Israel’s government and army.

According to the Observer’s BetaBeat, “Anonymous has already begun defacing multiple pro-Israel websites, includingFalcon-s.co.il and Advocate-israel.com. They’ve also compiled an Anonymous Gaza Care Package, which contains basic safety and surveillance avoidance information, as well as instructions for how to jigger an internet connection if Israel takes down Gaza’s servers. Another document posted to Pastebin outlines how to connect to dial-up in the event of an internet outage.”

(via Salon)

(Source: israelfacts, via globalvoices)

We are overjoyed that the good folks at Anonymous have entered the fray in support of the Palestinians. They have composed files for those in Gaza to utilize in case of emergency.  The way things look, everybody who has a heart is speaking out and pitching in. Israel cannot be allowed to spill this much blood, without there being a penalty for it.  For far too long Israeli military jets have controlled the Gaza strip;  preventing the Palestinians from forming a cohesive government and receiving international assistance.  Even the Israeli Navy has encroached on the Red Sea egress of Palestine; preventing aid ships from coming to the region to offer assistance.  It’s time to say no more Israeli Militarization.
2012-11-15 21:02

The Israel Defense Forces didn’t just kill Hamas military leader Ahmed al-Jabari on Wednesday as he was driving his car down the street in Gaza. They killed him and then instantly posted the strike to YouTube. Then they tweeted a warning to all of Jabari’s comrades: “We recommend that no Hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders, show their faces above ground in the days ahead.”

The Jabari hit is part of the biggest assault the IDF has launched in more than three years on Gaza, with more than 20 targets hit. And it’s being accompanied by one of the most aggressive social media offensives ever launched by any military. Several days before Jabari’s elimination, the IDF began liveblogging the rocket attacks on southern Israel coming from Gaza. Once “Operation Pillar of Defense” began, the IDF put up a Facebook page, a Flickr feed, and, of course, a stream of Twitter taunts — all relying on the same white-on-red English-language graphics. “Ahmed Jabari: Eliminated,” reads a tweet from 2:21 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday.

This is a very different way of waging the war of opinion online. When an American drone strikes a suspected militant in Afghanistan, that footage is rarely made public — and, if so, only months after the fact. After the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound, White House and Pentagon aides did start leaking details like mad. But the only live tweets from the operation were from a bystander in Abbottabad who heard the helicopters landing. And the pictures of bin Laden’s corpse were purposely kept from the public.

2012-11-16 12:45

Palestinian militants nearly hit Jerusalem with a rocket for the first time in decades on Friday and fired at Tel Aviv for a second day, in a stinging challenge to Israel’s Gaza offensive after an Egyptian bid to broker a truce.

The attacks came just hours after Egypt’s prime minister, denouncing what he described as Israeli aggression, visited the Gaza Strip and said Cairo was prepared to mediate.

Israel began bombing Gaza on Wednesday with an attack that killed the Hamas military chief. It says its campaign is in response to Hamas missiles fired on its territory. Hamas stepped up rocket attacks in response.

Israeli police said a rocket fired from Gaza landed in the Jerusalem area, outside the city, on Friday.

READ ON: Jerusalem and Tel Aviv under rocket fire, Netanyahu warns Gaza

thepeoplesrecordreblogged opinionism
2012-11-15 21:07


Jews protesting against the siege of Gaza at a mass demonstration outside the Israeli embassy in London, England, on November 15, 2012. (Photograph via Facebook.)

thepeoplesrecord reblogged anarcho-queer
2012-11-15 20:17


A few hundred people have come out to protest Israel’s war comes in NYC. About 20 people across the street are having a counter-protest in defense of Israel but their screams are drowned out by our chants. ‘Free Free Palestine!

2012-11-16 13:02

In Focus: Rockets Over Israel and Gaza

Over the past few weeks, a slowly growing series of rocket attacks by Hamas on Israel, and retaliatory strikes by Israeli forces, has sharply escalated into a crisis. The skies over the Gaza Strip and southern Israel have filled with hundreds of rockets, missiles, and warplanes since Wednesday, bringing varying levels of destruction to the populations below. Tensions are growing as Israel’s military has called up thousands of reservists and deployed troops along the border. At the same time, Egypt’s new Prime Minister Hisham Kandil made an official visit to Gaza today. Meanwhile rocket attacks continued, setting off air raid sirens as far north as Tel Aviv.

Read more. [Images: AP, Reuters, Getty]

2012-11-15 18:44

The People’s Record Daily News Update – Whose news? Our news!

November 15, 2012 

Here are some stories you may not otherwise read about today:

  • The hacktivist group Anonymous has expressed anger at Israel, saying that Israel has crossed a line in the sand by threatening to destroy access to the internet and other telecommunications in Gaza. Anonymous’ online statement warned the Israeli government:“Like all the other evil governments that have faced our rage, you will not survive it unscathed.”
2012-11-16 13:05

Social warfare: Israel and Hamas bring war to the digital age

They say knowledge is power and so is information. Perhaps that is why both the Israel Defense Force and Hamas have both created aggressive social media campaigns aimed at spreading their own messages throughout the world wide web.

2012-11-16 13:16
Inside the Israel/Gaza conflict with GlobalPostFor more coverage check out our live blog at GlobalPost
thepeoplesrecordreblogged ebookcollective
2012-11-15 19:54


Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel’s War Against the Palestinians

by Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappé

Download PDF // Read Online

“Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel’s War against the Palestinians is a 2010 collection of interviews and essays from Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappé which examine Israel’s Operation Cast Lead and attempts to place it into the context of Israel-Palestine conflict. The book was edited by Frank Barat, who had conducted his first e-mail interview on the subject with Chomsky in 2005, as a result of his joint dialogue with Chomsky and Pappé, previously published as Le Champ du possible (Aden Editions, November 2008), which forms the heart of the work.” (x)

2012-11-15 20:01

While countries across Europe and North America commemorated military casualties of past and present wars on November 11, Israel was targeting civilians. On November 12, waking up to a new week, readers at breakfast were flooded with heart rending accounts of past and current military casualties. There was, however, no or little mention of the fact that the majority of casualties of modern day wars are civilians. There was also hardly any mention on the morning of November 12 of military attacks on Gaza that continued throughout the weekend. A cursory scan confirms this for Canada’s CBC, the Globe and Mail, Montreal’s Gazette, and the Toronto Star. Equally, for the New York Times and for the BBC.

According to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) report on Sunday November 11, five Palestinian civilians including three children had been killed in the Gaza strip in the previous 72 hours, in addition to two Palestinian security personnel. Four of the deaths occurred as a result of Israeli military firing artillery shells on youngsters playing soccer. Moreover, 52 civilians had been wounded, of which six were women and 12 were children. (Since we began composing this text, the Palestinian death toll has risen, and continues to rise.)

Articles that do report on the killings overwhelmingly focus on the killing of Palestinian security personnel. For example, an Associated Press article published in the CBC world news on November 13, entitled Israel mulls resuming targeted killings of Gaza militants, mentions absolutely nothing of civilian deaths and injuries. It portrays the killings as ‘targeted assassinations’. The fact that casualties have overwhelmingly been civilians indicates that Israel is not so much engaged in “targeted” killings, as in “collective” killings, thus once again committing the crime of collective punishment. Another AP item on CBC news from November 12 reads Gaza rocket fire raises pressure on Israel government. It features a photo of an Israeli woman gazing on a hole in her living room ceiling. Again, no images, nor mention of the numerous bleeding casualties or corpses in Gaza. Along the same lines, a BBC headline on November 12 reads Israel hit by fresh volley of rockets from Gaza. Similar trend can be illustrated for European mainstream papers.

News items overwhelmingly focus on the rockets that have been firedfrom Gaza, none of which have caused human casualties. What is not in focus are the shellings and bombardments on Gaza, which have resulted in numerous severe and fatal casualties. It doesn’t take an expert in media science to understand that what we are facing is at best shoddy and skewed reporting, and at worst willfully dishonest manipulation of the readership.

2012-11-16 08:34

This Week in War. A Friday round-up of what happened and what’s been written in the world of war and military/security affairs this week. It’s a mix of news reports, policy briefs, blog posts and longform journalism. Subscribe here to receive this round-up by email.

If you would like to receive this round-up as a weekly email, you can sign up through this form, or email me directly at torierosedeghett@gmail.com.Photo: West Bank, outside of the Israeli military prison Ofer, near Ramallah. A Palestinian protester demonstrating against military operations in Gaza runs from clouds of tear gas. Thursday. Majdi Mohammed/AP. More photos of the escalating operations between Israel and Gaza here at The Sacramento Bee.


We are sending our Prayers out to those under attack in the Gaza Strip.  Israel will face the rath of it’s bloodbath and be held accountable by Karma for it’s crimes.  The World Must Speak out on this NOW because there won’t be anyone left if We Don’t.

Israel Go To Your Room, We’ll speak to you later,