Link 23 Jul 11 notes Dahiya doctrine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia»

The Dahiya doctrine is a military strategy put forth by the Israeli general Gadi Eizenkot that pertains to asymmetric warfare in an urban setting, in which the army deliberately targets civilian infrastructure, as a means of inducing suffering for the civilian population, thereby establishing deterrence.[1] The doctrine is named after a southern suburb in Beirut with large apartment buildings which were flattened by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) during the 2006 Lebanon War.[2] Israel has been accused of implementing the strategy during the Gaza War.

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I apologize for not updating as much about Gaza as I’ve previously been doing. I’ve been busy over the last few days - and I’m moving in a week, so I’m about to get busier. I’ll try to update when I can, but it might be a little infrequent for the next couple weeks.

In the meantime, check up on the Electronic Intifada regularly, it’s the best english-language news site about Palestine. Democracy Now’s coverage has been incredible, so watch Amy every day. Check out the Resources page I put together for other great sources too.

Twitter is probably the best place to keep up with this conflict in real time. The people you should be following are:

Again, I apologize, I get so many messages from people thanking me for putting all this news together in one spot. But almost everything I’ve ever posted about Palestine has come from these sources, so check ‘em out!

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Slide naming NSA corporate partners (including Intel, Qualcomm, Microsoft, Oracle) published by Greenwald (via @moltke) http://t.co/IOGimzE0oZ

medialawnorthernireland:

Slide naming NSA corporate partners (including Intel, Qualcomm, Microsoft, Oracle) published by Greenwald (via @moltke) http://t.co/IOGimzE0oZ

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Israeli Workers Call General Strike Against Occupation

Nazareth, Israel: The main commercial street in this majority-Palestinian city was shuttered on Monday, as residents joined a general strike and staged protests against the two-week-old Israeli offensive in Gaza.

Thousands of workers across Israel and the West Bank joined the strike, organised after a day of intense Israeli shelling in Gaza killed more than 100 people.

(Source: marxvx)

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Link 23 Jul 31 notes Palestinian Authority backs Hamas ceasefire demands as Gaza death toll reaches 678»

 … In a move that could effectively turn Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas into the main interlocutor for a Gaza truce, his umbrella Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) on Wednesday formally supported core conditions set by the Hamas-led fighters.

“The Gaza demands of stopping the aggression and lifting the blockade in all its forms are the demands of the entire Palestinian people and they represent the goal that the Palestinian leadership has dedicated all its power to achieve,” senior PLO official Yasser Abed Rabbo said in Ramallah.

 … Israel said it would only halt its Gaza offensive after laying waste to a sophisticated network of tunnels allegedly used for cross-border attacks.

A ceasefire “won’t happen before we really finish the tunnels project,” Justice Minister Tzipi Livni said.

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[A]ll nationalism is not inherently bad (see ethnic nationalism), but when connected to the State, as it was in Nazi Germany and is in Zionist Israel, it propagates an irrational sense of superiority over other peoples and ways of life insofar that it is willing to use war and genocide — and all the dehumanization therein — to gain hegemony. [Zionism]… falls victim to the same pitfalls of any other nationalist tendencies which root themselves in the hierarchy of the State, that is, the willingness to use war and genocide — and all the dehumanization therein — to maintain hegemony. This is because it is the transformation of ethnic nationalism into nation-state nationalism, or the inseparability of the two.

We see the ramifications of this in Israel’s deliberate, systematized, state-sanctioned murder of Palestinians.


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