November 2023 (continued from page 1 - B)

 November 2023

Nukes: Israel's secret that everyone knows
Daily Sabah
: Amichay Eliyahu, member of the far-right Otzma Yehudit party and Israeli Heritage Minister in Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition government, has said  that “one of Israel’s options in the war in Gaza is to drop a nuclear bomb on the Strip. Israel has never publicly confirmed the widespread claims that it has nuclear weapons. However, independent international experts say that Israel has nearly 100 nuclear warheads.
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Gaza reaction shows growing West-Global South rift
The lopsidedness was stark: 120 countries voted in favor of a resolution before the United Nations on October 26, 2023, calling for a “humanitarian truce” in the war in Gaza. A mere 14 countries voted against it.
But the numbers tell only half the story; equally significant was the way the votes fell. Those voting against the resolution included the United States and four members of the European Union. Meanwhile, about 45 members abstained – including 15 members of the EU, plus the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Japan. Seldom has the isolation of the West been so apparent. Now the Global South seems able to speak with, if not one voice, at least a chorus that is not discordant. Read More

How the War on Gaza Has Stalled the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC)
by Vijay Prashad
Israel’s war on the Palestinians in Gaza has changed the entire equation and stalled the IMEC. It is now inconceivable for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to enter such a project with the Israelis. Public opinion in the Arab world is red-hot, with inflamed anger at the indiscriminate bombardment by Israel and the catastrophic loss of civilian life. Regional countries with close relations with Israel—such as Jordan and Turkey—have had to harden their rhetoric against Israel. In the short term, at least, it is impossible to imagine the implementation of the IMEC.
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Century-long Palestinian genocide from British-ruled Palestine to apartheid Israel’s present Gaza massacre
by Dr Gideon Polya
Genocidally racist Zionists from Zionism’s psychopathic founder Theodor Herzl to present war criminal Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu have explicitly stated that they want all the land of Palestine but not its Indigenous Palestinian inhabitants. Below is a convenient Summary for peace and human rights activists of  the century-long Palestinian Genocide from British-ruled Palestine to neo-Nazi Apartheid Israel’s present US Alliance-backed and genocidal Gaza Massacre. Read More

Israeli forces intensifies Gaza assault as civilian plight grows
Daily Sabah:
Israeli forces intensified it's Gaza assault, fighting Hamas through shell-blasted buildings in the north of the strip Thursday as the plight of civilians in the besieged Palestinian territory worsened. Gaza residents said Israeli troops were inching their way closer to the Al-Shifa hospital, Gaza's biggest health facility, where Israel claims Hamas has a command center. Thousands of Palestinians have taken refuge there from the relentless Israeli bombardments. Read More

Rashida Tlaib censure vote sets precedent for criminalizing opposition to Gaza genocide
By Patrick Martin:
The vote comes amid mass murder in Gaza, with more than 10,000 Palestinians killed by Israeli bombs, missiles and artillery shells, the vast majority of them women, children and the elderly. This death toll is set to skyrocket as the Israel Defense Forces pushes forward with its ground invasion and tightens its noose around Gaza City, the largest population center in the tiny enclave.
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USCMO Denounces House Censure of Rashida Tlaib
USCMO: The US Council of Muslim Organizations Thursday denounced the U.S. House of Representatives for voting to unjustly and hypocritically single out and censure Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib due to her vocal opposition to the Netanyahu government’s ongoing attempted genocide of Palestinian civilians in Gaza. 
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There Will Be Repercussions: The West is Collectively Responsible for Israel’s Genocide in Gaza
by Dr Ramzy Baroud
: The word ‘hypocrisy’ here does not even begin to describe what is taking place, and the repercussions of this moral failure will be felt around the world for years to come. Never again should the West be allowed to play the role of the mediator, the impartial politician, the judge or even the self-serving humanitarian. This is not a difficult conclusion to reach. Gaza has been turned into a Hiroshima as a result of Western bombs and the blank political check handed to Israel by Western governments and leaders from the onset of the war, in fact, 75 years prior. Nothing will ever alter this fact, and no ‘strongly worded’ future statements will ever help the West redeem its collective moral failure. Read More

Turkish parliament speaker meets with Palestine National Council chair in Ankara
Daily Sabah
: Parliament Speaker Numan Kurtulmuş met Rawhi Fattouh, chair of the Palestinian National Council, in the capital, Ankara, on Thursday. Kurtulmuş voiced Türkiye’s support for the Palestinian cause and greetings to oppressed, innocent civilians amid Israel’s attacks on Gaza.
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Death toll rises to 10,569 as Israel continues air attacks on Gaza
At least 10,569 Palestinians, including 4,324 children and 2,823 women, have been killed since then. The Israeli death toll, meanwhile, is nearly 1,600, according to official figures.
Besides the large number of casualties and massive displacements, basic supplies are running low for Gaza’s 2.3 million residents due to the Israeli siege. Read More

59 mosques destroyed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza since Oct. 7
Anadolu Agency
Israeli airstrikes on Wednesday damaged two mosques in the city of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, bringing the total number of completely destroyed mosques in the current conflict to 59 and partially destroyed mosques to 136, according to Gaza’s Interior Ministry.
“Israeli occupation aircraft bombed and completely destroyed Khalid bin al-Walid and Al-Ikhlas mosques in Khan Yunis,” said a ministry statement. Read More

Israeli attacks kill 509 Palestinians in hospitals, WHO report says
Israel has carried out 229 attacks on hospitals, healthcare centers in occupied Palestine since Oct. 7
. World Health Organization (WHO) released a report that Israel's attacks on healthcare facilities in occupied Palestine territory have resulted in the deaths of 509 Palestinians, including patients and healthcare personnel, and injuries to 447 people. Read More

Gaza governance ‘pure Palestinian affair’, Hamas says
Hamas said Wednesday the governance of the Gaza Strip is a “pure Palestinian affair,” in response to US statements that the movement could not be part of the
ruling equation in the enclave. “Governing Gaza or part of our land is a Palestinian affair, and no force will be able to change reality or impose its will,” Hamas spokesman Abdul-Latif al-Qanou said. White House national security spokesman, John Kirby, said Tuesday that Hamas could not be part of the governance equation in Gaza. “There needs to be a healthy set of conversations about what post-conflict Gaza looks like and what governance looks like,” he added. Read More

Lebanon's Hezbollah targets Israeli military near Shomera base
Tensions have flared along Lebanese-Israeli border since Oct. 7 attack by Hamas
. Hezbollah on Wednesday said it targeted an Israeli infantry unit near the Shomera base in northern Israel, located close to the border with Lebanon, resulting in casualties. Read More

More on Tlaib Censured for Her Criticism of Israel
On Tuesday night, the United States House of Representatives approved a motion of no confidence against Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib due to her criticism of Israeli military actions in the Gaza Strip. Introduced by Republican Representative Rich McCormick, the resolution was approved by 234 votes in favor and 188 votes against. Among the representatives who voted in favor of censuring Palestinian-American Congresswoman Tlaib were 22 Democratic legislators. Read More

House of Representatives Votes to Censure Rep. Tlaib for denouncing Israeli genocide in Gaza
ADC:   It is unconscionable that the House of Representatives, including 22 Democrats joined together with almost all Republicans, voted to censure Rep. Tlaib this evening. Make no mistake – Rep. Tlaib was censured simply for speaking up and calling out Israel for its ongoing genocide of the Palestinian people. This action tonight is yet another example of Palestinians being targeted, harassed and silenced not just on school campuses and on social media, but also at the highest level of government. Read More

ADC defends Rep. Tlaib against censorship and misrepresentation of Palestinian chant
ADC:  The Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) strongly condemns the continued attempts to censor and silence Representative Rashida Tlaib, the only Palestinian American in Congress. The ADC finds it unacceptable that Representative Tlaib’s advocacy and use of the chant “from the river to the sea,” a call for justice and equality, is being misrepresented. Read More

Gaza fallout: Arab Voters in Michigan Say No to President Joe Biden
Since early October, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) has engaged with voters in Michigan to gauge the sentiment of the Arab American community. The overall sentiment reflects a community that is deeply disappointed, angry and frustrated. Mirroring the poll recently released by the Arab American Institute (AAI)  in which just 17% of Arab Americans were supportive of President Biden’s reelection, our conversations with voters in Michigan reflects a community that feels betrayed by the President and his Administration.
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Israeli attacks 'forcibly displaced' nearly 70% of Gaza population
Daily Sabah
: The ongoing Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip has "forcibly displaced" nearly 70% of the besieged territory's population from their homes, the Gazan authorities said Tuesday. According to recent figures, the Gaza population is estimated at 2.3 million.
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Gaza deaths in month-long Israeli attacks top entire Ukraine war toll
Daily Sabah
The month long Israeli attacks on Gaza have killed more civilians than the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war since it broke
out 620 days ago, according to the Anadolu Agency (AA). AA  compiled and compared civilian casualties in Gaza since Oct. 7 and the start of the Russia-Ukraine war since Feb. 24, 2022. According to Gaza's Ministry of Health, Israeli attacks in the besieged Palestinian enclave have so far killed 10,022 Palestinians, including 4,104 children and 2,641 women, wounding at least 24,000 people. In the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, Israeli forces and Jewish settlers have killed 155 Palestinians over the past 31 days. As of Oct. 8, 2023, a total of 9,806 civilians have been killed in Ukraine since the beginning of the war with Russia. Read More

Why Israel targets Gaza?
Israel wants to destroy the Hamas movement. Some Arab regimes also share this view with Israel. They want to destroy the Palestinian front of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is known as the only relevant political actor demanding change in the Arab world. It is generally believed that Hamas is the only Islamic movement left in the Arab world after the Arab insurgencies and revolutions. For Israel and its supporters to complete the secularization process in the Arab world, it is necessary to get rid of Hamas. On the other hand, Hamas is considered an obstacle to the normalization and transformation of the Middle East. Read More

More violence leads to even more violence
by Ron Forthofer
If this killing of Palestinians isn’t ended soon, there have been warnings that other nations will feel forced to intervene to protect the lives of the 2.3 million Palestinians in Gaza. We have to end this violence now before the Middle East explodes.
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Israel’s Final Solution for the Palestinians
by Chris Hedges: When Jewish extremists, fanatic Zionists, religious zealots, ultranationalists and crypto-fascists in the apartheid state of Israel say they want to wipe Gaza off the face of the earth, believe them... Israelis who cheer on the Palestinian nightmare will soon endure a nightmare of their own. Read More

Zionism: The ideology of colonization, occupation and murder
By Hakki Ocal
Ideologies appear natural; they seem to be common sense and thus are often invisible and elude criticism. That is how the mass media in the U.S. and its social media extensions function as a means of generating false consciousness. The U.S., European and Israeli media expect that the entire world should join them in condemnation of Hamas and Islamic Jihad because of what they did in the Oct. 7 massacres.
Their ideology closed their eyes to the fact that what Israel has been doing since then, with the help of the U.S. and EU, upended world public opinion. The inhumanity of the Israeli armed forces, the crimes against humanity Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his accomplices, U.S. President Biden, U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and unelected EU commissioners, committed are so gross that the world does not only say that the Oct. 7 had not happened in a vacuum, but it says Hamas had a point in its actions against Netanyahu government. Read More

Palestine, dilemmas of decolonization
Stephen Sefton:  It seems inevitable in the current historical context of the development of a multicentric world that the logic of decolonization in one way or another will prevail in the case of Palestine. It remains to be seen how profound dilemmas, for example, regarding the right of return of the millions of Palestinian families displaced for decades by the Zionist ethnic cleansing will be resolved. The Zionist settlers are going to have to accept giving up the lands they have usurped and those among them who cannot tolerate being in a state recognizing their Palestinian counterparts as equals are going to have to leave to wherever will take them, just as happened in Angola, Algeria, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
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Gaza Infographics by Anadolu Agency

Israel ignores Gaza cease-fire calls as toll crosses 10,000 mark
Daily Sabah
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he Palestinian death toll from Israeli attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip crossed the grim 10,000 mark on Monday, according to the Health Ministry.
The confirmation comes as Israel continued to ignore growing calls for a humanitarian cease-fire as it pounded Gaza with "significant" strikes Monday while claiming it has surrounded the besieged territory, splitting it in two. Israeli troops and Hamas are engaged in house-to-house combat in densely populated Gaza, where the war has sent 1.5 million people fleeing to other parts of the territory in a desperate search for cover. "This strike is like an earthquake," Gaza City resident Alaa Abu Hasera said, in a devastated area where entire blocks were reduced to rubble. Read More

Wars in Gaza, Ukraine expose US foreign policy double standards
he stark contrast in Washington's response to Russia's war in Ukraine and the Israeli war on Gaza has exposed the double standards in its U.S. foreign policy.
While U.S. government officials do not hesitate to accuse, condemn and besiege Russia by imposing harsh sanctions because of Moscow’s "special military operation" in Ukraine, they take the opposite position regarding Israeli attacks on Gaza. American officials make statements that implicitly suggest they view Israeli attacks as "legitimate acts," without a single condemnation. Read More

There is no 'Palestinian issue' but an 'Israeli issue'
TRT News:
Turkish Communications Director Altun has called for a paradigm shift in the way the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict is understood. He emphasised that the problem, often known as the "Palestinian issue," should instead be recognised as the "Israeli issue." Read More

Russia says West is pushing Middle East to brink of a ‘big war’
Anadolu Agency
The Russian foreign minister on Monday said the West is pushing the Middle East region to the brink of a “big war,” leading to a surge in terrorism and refugee flows.
“Now we see how the Anglo-Saxons are literally pushing the Middle East to the brink of a big war,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a panel discussion during the Russia International Exhibition and Forum in Moscow. Read More

War on Gaza Signals Insanity Replacing Humanity
By Dr. Mahboob A. Khawaja
The challenging truth arising from the conflict between Israel and Palestine and failure of Western leadership call for new thinking and new people of ideas and ideals to reject the violent assumptions of militarization and egoistic triumphs by acts of genocidal plans in Gaza. The UNSC failed to uphold its obligations under the Charter for conflict management. Therefore, We, the People , We, the Humanity ask for global scholars to address the emerging conflicts and devise workable plans for an immediate ceasefire and peacemaking. We, the People ask the Israeli and Palestinian political leaders to avoid the upcoming epicenter of cataclysm and listen to voices of reason for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. At the edge of reason, war is anti-human and it could lead to global catastrophic annihilation of human cultures and civilizations. Read More

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