Posts tagged : "Israeli-Palestinian conflict"

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It Is not Anti-Semitic to Point Out that Israel Is an Apartheid State

It Is not Anti-Semitic to Point Out that Israel Is an Apartheid State

  Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: An American singer and songwriter who has composed several songs in solidarity with the people of Palestine says that Israel is conducting a campaign of slow genocide in the Gaza Strip. David Rovics believes that the Israeli regime kills the Palestinian people with impunity and no country in the world dares to take military action to prevent it from carrying out its project of mass killing in the Occupied Territories. The Oregon-based singer, who has been called an anti-Semite by the Israeli-allied media in the United States for his outspoken criticism of the Israeli regime tells Fars News Agency that the truth should be said regarding the nature of this regime: "I have been branded...

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Washington Supports Israel for Constant Bloodletting in the Middle East

Washington Supports Israel for Constant Bloodletting in the Middle East

Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: A Canadian scholar and academic, who was fired from the university where he was teaching because of his pro-Palestinian viewpoints, believes the US government is funding and supporting Israel for its continued bloodletting in the Middle East. According to Prof. Denis Rancourt, Israel's plan in the Middle East is ethnic cleansing and the total obliteration of Palestine and its citizens in order to realize a colonial, imperial agenda backed by the US military, economic and finance empire. "Israel’s program is to eradicate or neutralize all Palestinians who make claim to a home in Palestine. This is exactly what Israel has been doing since before its artificial creation," said Prof. Rancourt in...

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Israel-Hamas Truce a Victory for the Resistance Movement in Gaza

Israel-Hamas Truce a Victory for the Resistance Movement in Gaza

Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: With the agreement of Hamas and the Israeli regime to a long-term truce and the cessation of hostilities, it's now evident that it was the resistance movement in the Gaza Strip that emerged victorious from the 7-week-long Israeli war on the beleaguered territory. A Canadian journalist and political commentator tells Fars News Agency that although Israel does not ever abide by the agreements it makes and its international obligations, the ceasefire, whether it holds or not, has showed that the people of Gaza support the resistance movement and that Hamas is the true winner of the unequal battle that the Gaza Strip has been witnessing these past two months. "The current truce, whether it holds or...

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International Law Is a Tool in the Hands of Great Powers

International Law Is a Tool in the Hands of Great Powers

Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: Prominent international lawyer Gilles Devers says that Israel is an occupying power and according to the principles of international law, it has a responsibility to protect the civilian population under its rule. Gilles Devers believes that Israel's blockade against the Gaza Strip constitutes a form of collective punishment and should be lifted as part of its obligations to ensure the protection and safety of the besieged people of the tiny coastal enclave. In an exclusive interview with Fars News Agency, the French lawyer stated that Israel is not only failing to do enough to help the people of Gaza, but is also exacerbating the conditions of their daily lives. Expressing his surprise that...

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Majority of Young Americans Don’t Support Israel Anymore

Majority of Young Americans Don’t Support Israel Anymore

Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: An Iranian-American professor of Islamic studies believes that the world is waking up to the atrocities and cruelties of the Israeli regime and this is manifested in the mass rallies being held in condemnation of Israel across the world. According to Prof. Omid Safi, although the Western governments have been mostly silent on the carnage of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, the people in different countries, from France to Brazil and from Malaysia to Argentina have strongly stood by the people of Palestine and held massive demonstrations to voice their support for them. "The latest studies indicate that now a majority of younger people in America are no longer supportive of Israeli...

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Western media’s biased coverage of the war on Gaza irrational: Ilan Pappé

Western media’s biased coverage of the war on Gaza irrational: Ilan Pappé

Kourosh Ziabari - Tehran Times: As Israel continues its massive military aggression against the Gaza Strip, which has already cost the lives of more than 2,000 Palestinians, the international condemnation of the atrocities committed by the Tel Aviv regime and its cruel massacre of the unarmed citizens of the besieged Gaza grows steadily. Just recently, a group of Jewish scholars, most of whom were born in the Occupied Territories and teaching at the Israeli universities, have signed a petition, calling on the government of Benjamin Netanyahu to stop its deadly incursion into the coastal territory. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 2,030 Palestinian have been killed so far, including...

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Interview with the Norewegian physician who helped the oppressed people of Gaza

Interview with the Norewegian physician who helped the oppressed people of Gaza

Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: Dr. Erik Fosse, a prominent Norwegian medical doctor, who has been in the Gaza Strip during the recent Israeli incursion tells Fars News Agency about his experiences with the deadly Israeli aggression and its impacts on the Palestinian civilians. According to Dr. Erik Fosse, more than 400 children were killed during the Israeli regime's military operation in Gaza since early July and about 30% of the injured are children 18 years old or below (the international bodies have put the number at over 475). "I've worked in the Middle East and with the Palestinians for more than 30 years, and what often surprises me is not the fact that so many people get traumatized by these wars, but that all the...

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Exclusive interview with former UN Assistant Secretary General Denis Halliday

Exclusive interview with former UN Assistant Secretary General Denis Halliday

Kourosh Ziabari - Tehran Times: The growing worldwide condemnation of the atrocities of the Israeli regime in the occupied Gaza Strip by the young students, activists, media personalities, public intellectuals, independent politicians and former UN officials underlines the fact that Israel cannot always get away with its criminal, discriminatory treatment of the Palestinian people and enjoy impunity from being held accountable. Despite the deafening silence of the Western leaders regarding the mass killing of Palestinians in what the Tel Aviv regime termed "Operation Protective Edge" and claimed more than 2,000 lives including 541 children, there are courageous public figures who have spoken out frankly against the illegal conduct...

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International Criminal Court Should Investigate Israel’s War Crimes

International Criminal Court Should Investigate Israel’s War Crimes

Kourosh Ziabari - Iran Review: A humanitarian tragedy is playing out in the Gaza Strip these days; a coastal enclave of about 360 km2 besieged from land and sea where more than 1.8 million people are living under the direst conditions. Israel is creating the most heinous and repugnant scenes in the beleaguered territory. So far, nearly 1,900 people have been massacred amidst the deafening silence of the international organizations and the world powers, around 30,000 homes have been destroyed and the mosques, schools, universities and UN facilities have sustained damages which seem to be irretrievable in the short-run. Electricity access it virtually cut off. The hospitals have no empty rooms to receive the injured, and access to food,...

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Maintaining the Unlawful Siege of Gaza is a Crime against Humanity

Maintaining the Unlawful Siege of Gaza is a Crime against Humanity

Kourosh Ziabari - Iran Review: As the dust surrounding Israel's one-month aggressive incursion into the beleaguered Gaza Strip begins to settle, the international law experts, UN officials, scholars and intellectuals are reviewing and examining the different aspects of the massive onslaught in which some 1,900 Palestinians were killed and thousands of others became homeless and dispossessed. A high-ranking UN official believes that Israeli policies in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and the Gaza Strip are discriminatory and criminal according to the principles of international law. As noted by Prof. Richard Falk, Israel's policies and practices against the subjugated nation of Palestine are overtly apartheid and should be...

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US Veto Power Ensures Israel’s Impunity from Int’l Law

US Veto Power Ensures Israel’s Impunity from Int’l Law

Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: Prof. George Bisharat, a renowned Palestinian-American professor of law, is of the opinion that without the US moral support, the Israeli regime would not have been able to massacre the Palestinian people so ruthlessly. "The United States’ veto power in the United Nations Security Council is the single most important factor in enabling Israel’s decades long impunity from international law," Prof. Bisharat said in an exclusive interview with Fars News Agency. Prof. Bisharat whose commentaries on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict regularly appear on the academic publications and major newspapers in the United States says that there's no elctoral advantage for the politicians to criticize...

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Israel Is Using Banned Weapons against the People of Gaza

Israel Is Using Banned Weapons against the People of Gaza

Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: Prominent Muslim American activist Khalilah Sabra believes that the Israeli regime is using banned weapons against the besieged people of the Gaza Strip and committing grave human rights violations in the coastal sliver. As the Tel Aviv regime continues its deadly campaign of airstrikes against the densely populated Gaza Strip, where some 1.6 million people are living in an area of 360 km2 under critical conditions exacerbated by continuous water shortage, power blackout and lack of access to foodstuff and medicine, conscious activists across the world are raising their voice in protest against the inhumane measures adopted by Israel in Gaza, which has been under siege for more than 7 years...

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