Israeli anti-occupation group urges soldiers not to shoot unarmed Palestinians – Middle East Affairs

By Middle East Affairs An Israeli anti-occupation and human rights group called Wednesday for troops to refuse orders to shoot unarmed Palestinian protesters, Haaretz reports. Protests near the Gaza border fence since last Friday have left 17 Palestinians dead, as Israeli troops are told that their priority is to keep the Palestinians from crossing the […]

Source: Israeli anti-occupation group urges soldiers not to shoot unarmed Palestinians – Middle East Affairs

How the American media provides cover for Israeli violence/ Ray Hanania – Middle East Affairs

The US news media is stoking the violence in the Middle East by defending Israel and ignoring facts. This was obvious in the coverage of the 17 Palestinian civilians killed in the Gaza Strip during last Friday’s protests. Almost all of the US news media embraced the Israeli government’s claims. Most journalists covering the events […]

Source: How the American media provides cover for Israeli violence/ Ray Hanania – Middle East Affairs

Tycoon who pushed Magnitsky Act warns EU minister that opposing Russia-bashing is ‘career ruining’ — RT World News

Bill Browder, the financier convicted of tax fraud in Russia and the driving force behind the Magnitsky Act, has taken aim at the Dutch foreign minister, warning him that opposing sanctions against Russia is dangerous.

Source: Tycoon who pushed Magnitsky Act warns EU minister that opposing Russia-bashing is ‘career ruining’ — RT World News

Uneasy peace as UN force marks 40 years in southern Lebanon – Middle East Affairs

Growing fears of fresh Israel-Hezbollah conflict as Syrian war expands A United Nations peacekeeping force is marking 40 years of deployment on the Israel-Lebanon border where calm has prevailed since 2006 but there are growing fears the Syrian war may spark fresh conflict. Since the month-long summer war almost 12 years ago that saw Israel […]

Source: Uneasy peace as UN force marks 40 years in southern Lebanon – Middle East Affairs

Russia Loses Vote By Chemical-Weapons Watchdog Over New U.K. Poisoning Probe — China, Azerbaijan, Sudan, Algeria, and Iran backed Russia

April 05, 2018 The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague Russia has lost a vote by the global chemical-weapons watchdog for a new joint investigation, including Russian …

Source: Russia Loses Vote By Chemical-Weapons Watchdog Over New U.K. Poisoning Probe — China, Azerbaijan, Sudan, Algeria, and Iran backed Russia