How Israel, in Dark of Night, Torched Its Way to Iran’s Nuclear Secrets

The operative word is “was” not is. And that this is part of a campaign to save current ultra-nationalist leader of Israel by promoting new war against Iran! Murder most foul is afoot… The Israeli government showed three reporters, including one from The Times, documents indicating that the Iranian nuclear weapons program was larger and more sophisticated than once suspected.

Flirting and you’ll be called a rapist? Oh please grow up, Superman | Barbara Ellen

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Henry Cavill and his ilk know what is – and isn’t – acceptable behaviour. They just don’t want to admit it

Superman actor Henry Cavill has been criticised for remarks he made about the #MeToo movement. Cavill said: “There’s something wonderful about a man chasing a woman… I think a woman should be wooed and chased, but maybe I’m old-fashioned.” Cavill worried that talking to women or wooing them meant he’d be labelled a rapist or risk going to jail. He said: “If I go and flirt with someone, then who knows what’s going to happen?”

I have wonderful news – nothing would happen if Cavill flirted with women, nothing at all. Similarly, for any men out there worried about being labelled rapists – as the law stands, if you don’t rape anybody, you’ll be fine. (I know, it’s amazing, isn’t it?) Likewise, chasing may be mildly jarring imagery to use these days, but it wouldn’t lead to actual time in jail. Nor would wooing or anything else that Cavill is planning – perchance his Superman cloak laid across a puddle for the little lady to daintily step upon?

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Israel in turmoil over bill allowing Jews and Arabs to be segregated

Ghetto legalization for Israel – ultimate irony and sad move away from democracy?

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Law will ‘reveal ugly face of ultranationalist Israel in all its repugnance’, professor says

Israel is in the throes of political upheaval as the country’s ruling party seeks to pass legislation that could allow for Jewish-only communities, which critics have condemned as the end of a democratic state.

For the past half-decade, politicians have been wrangling over the details of the bill that holds constitution-like status and that Benjamin Netanyahu wants passed this month.

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Israeli forces kill Two Palestinians at Gaza border

Israeli snipers on Friday shot and killed Two Palestinians identified as Othman Rami Hilles, 15 years old, and Mohammed Nasser Shurrab, 18 years.

Forces manning the border fence fired live bullets and teargas canisters towards the protesters who gathered at many encampments along the border, killing Hilles & Shurrab and injuring about 220 other protesters.

The latest murder brings the number of Palestinians who were killed by Israeli forces since the outbreak of the protests on March 30 to 139. About 15,000 others have also been injured.

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Israeli snipers on Friday shot and killed Two Palestinians  identified as Othman Rami Hilles, 15 years old, and  Mohammed Nasser Shurrab, 18 years.

Forces manning the border fence fired live bullets and teargas canisters towards the protesters who gathered at many encampments along the border, killing Hilles &  Shurrab and injuring about 220 other protesters.

The latest murder brings the number of Palestinians who were killed by Israeli forces since the outbreak of the protests on March 30 to 139. About 15,000 others have also been injured.

For his part PCHR condemns this new crime committed by the Israeli forces, believing it is as a result of Israel’s enjoying impunity thanks to the U.S. and so encouraging the Israeli forces to commit further crimes upon an official decision by the highest military and political echelons.

PCHR emphasizes that continuously inflicting casualties, either killed or wounded, is unjustified and targeting and killing civilians, who exercise their right to peaceful assembly or while carrying out their humanitarian duty, using lethal force is a serious violation of the rules of intentional law and international humanitarian law.

PCHR emphasizes that ongoing attacks against the Palestinian medical personnel, especially those working in the field, constitute a serious violation of the international human rights and humanitarian laws and the international standards regulating the protection rules of medical personnel, including paramedics, their vehicles and medical facilities. The serious violations and deliberate attacks against the medical personnel amount to war crimes according to the 1949 fourth Geneva Convention, particularly the scope of protection provided to them.

PCHR believes that continuously targeting journalists while on duty with bullets and tear gas canisters proves that there is an Israeli policy to target journalists in order to prevent them from covering the Israeli suppression of the peaceful protestors, in violation of the rule of international humanitarian law.

PCHR emphasizes that the demonstrations are fully peaceful and civilians have the right to raise their voices against the Israeli forces and closure and enjoy their right to return. Thus, PCHR stresses that Israel shall be held accountable and prosecuted through investigating with it into these crimes.

PCHR also stresses that this ongoing policy by Israel violates the Rome STATUTE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT (ICC) and Fourth Geneva Convention, and its practices qualify to war crimes. Thus, PCHR calls upon the ICC Prosecutor to open an official investigation into these crimes in addition to prosecuting and holding accountable all of those involved in issuing decisions and orders in the Israeli forces at the political and security level and those applying the orders.

PCHR asks for the presence of international observers from the United Nations (UN) bodies in the Gaza Strip to make sure that these demonstrations are totally peaceful and even if the Israeli authorities denied their access to Gaza, they can observe from the Israeli side of the borders.

PCHR calls for the prompt formation of an international commission of inquiry according to the UN Human Rights Council’s Resolution to investigate the crimes committed by the Israeli forces against unarmed civilians in the Return March activities.

PCHR also reiterates its call upon the High Contracting Parties to the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention to fulfill their obligations under Article 1; i.e., to respect and ensure respect for the Convention in all circumstances and their obligations under Article 146 to prosecute persons alleged to commit grave breaches of the Fourth Geneva Convention.

PCHR calls upon Switzerland, in its capacity as the Depository State for the Convention, to demand the High Contracting Parties to convene a meeting and ensure Israel’s respect for this Convention, noting that these grave breaches constitute war crimes under Article 147 of the same Convention and Protocol (I) Additional to the Geneva Conventions regarding the guarantee of Palestinian civilians’ right to protection in the occupied territories.



 

‘On a mission to destroy families’: Ice targets migrants in once safe spaces

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Dropping off the kids at school, delivering a pizza, visiting family – recent arrests have instilled fear for undocumented immigrants going about their daily lives

It was an ordinary Friday on the job for Pablo Villavicencio, a delivery man at the Nonna Delia’s pizzeria in Queens, New York.

The father of two pulled up with a bulk lunch order at Fort Hamilton, an army base about a half hour from the restaurant. But unlike previous deliveries , this time Villavicencio, an undocumented immigrant, was arrested by federal immigration authorities and taken to a New Jersey jail.

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