ISRAEL/MIDDLE EAST

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Israeli lives are inherently more valuable than Palestinian lives

Glenn Greenwald lambasted the U.S. government's approach to the Gaza conflict in an article published Monday by The Intercept, but his criticism extends to America's media practices -- for which he gives U.S. journalists a failing grade.

"There's no question that the way that the American media covers this conflict is based on the principle that Israeli lives are just inherently more valuable than Palestinian lives," he told HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill in an interview Monday. "It takes probably 50 Palestinians being killed to get anywhere near the attention of, say, an elderly Israeli woman being frightened in her home and having some kind of a medical problem because of the trauma."
READ MORE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/04/glenn-greenwald-israel_n_564882...

Israel Flagged as Top Spy Threat to U.S. in New Snowden/NSA Document

Israel was singled out in 2007 as a top espionage threat against the U.S. government, including its intelligence services, in a newly published National Security Agency (NSA) document obtained by fugitive leaker Edward Snowden, according to a news report Monday.

The document also identified Israel, along with North Korea, Cuba and India, as a “leading threat” to the infrastructure of U.S. financial and banking institutions.
READ MORE: http://www.newsweek.com/israel-flagged-top-spy-threat-us-new-snowdennsa-...

Snowden latest: NSA targets Gaza, pumps intelligence to Israel

According to the latest drop of leaks from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the US spy agency provides financial assistance, weapons and signals intelligence to Israel.

The Intercept reports that Canadian, British and Jordanian signals intelligence is also shared with Israel. This intelligence relates to Palestinian targets, including those in Gaza, according to the documents handed to Snowden confidante Glenn Greenwald.

According to Greenwald, one document dated April 2013 reads: “[The] NSA maintains a far-reaching technical and analytic relationship with the Israeli SIGINT National Unit (ISNU) sharing information on access, intercept, targeting, language, analysis and reporting.”

Video: Israelis in Tel Aviv chanting, “There’s no school tomorrow, there’s no children left in Gaza! Oleh!”

Every evening, in Tel Aviv, right wing marchers flood the streets, waving Israeli flags and chanting hate-slogans, such as the most common, “death to the Arabs” and many others. Often, these are counter-protests to the anti-war demonstrations that have begun since Israel’s latest onslaught on the Gaza strip

READ MORE: http://palsolidarity.org/2014/07/video-israelis-in-tel-aviv-chanting-the...

Tesco: We’ve axed fruit from Israel

TESCO’S Irish stores no longer sell fruits grown in illegal Israeli settlements — and they plan to end the practice in the UK too.

The recent violence in Gaza has stunned the world with at least 800 people killed there.
SOURCE: http://www.thesun.ie/irishsol/homepage/news/5784923/Tesco-Weve-axed-frui...

Israeli academic says raping palestinian women will stop suicide bombers

Israeli professor's 'rape as terror deterrent' statement draws ire. 'The only thing that deters a suicide bomber is the knowledge that if he pulls the trigger or blows himself up, his sister will be raped,' says Bar-Ilan University professor. This assertion was made by Middle East scholar Dr. Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University about three weeks ago on an Israel Radio program. “It sounds very bad, but that’s the Middle East,” added Kedar, of Bar-Ilan’s Department of Arabic.
READ MORE: http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/.premium-1.606542

Israel using flechette shells in Gaza (again)

(they will be magical ones specially designed to miss civilians because Israel say they don't target civilians deliberately)
The Israeli military is using flechette shells, which spray out thousands of tiny and potentially lethal metal darts, in its military operation in Gaza.

Six flechette shells were fired towards the village of Khuzaa, east of Khan Younis, on 17 July, according to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights. Nahla Khalil Najjar, 37, suffered injuries to her chest, it said. PCHR provided a picture of flechettes taken by a fieldworker last week.
READ MORE: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/20/israel-using-flechette-shel...

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