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June - July 2014

Netanyahu's Ugly Game in Gaza
By Stephen Zunes:
The murder by unknown assailants of three Israeli teens who were members of an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Back would normally have been treated by both sides as simply another senseless loss of innocent young life experienced too often by Israelis and Palestinians alike. But the right-wing Israeli government took advantage of the tragedy to whip up ultra-nationalist sentiments, engage in a new wave of repression in the occupied West Bank, launch heavy mortar attacks and air strikes against civilian targets in the besieged Gaza Strip, and now to threaten all-out war.
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The Arab collusion in Israeli massacre of Palestinians in Gaza
By Abdus Sattar Ghazali:
"Gaza ceasefire hopes switch to Qatar as Arabs divided over Israeli offensive," this headline of the Guardian of July 20, 2014 best reflected the collusion of major Arab states in the Israeli massacre of Palestinians in Gaza. According to AFP, as of July 20, The Palestinian death toll soared to 438 with around 100 Palestinians killed in one day.  On July 22, the death toll rose to more than 600. Hamas last week rejected an Egyptian proposed ceasefire which envisaged end of Hamas rule in Gaza. Hamas describe it as "not in the best interests of the Palestinian people." Not surprisingly, Israel and the PA accepted this proposal.
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700,000 displaced as Pakistan Army continues brutal operation in North Waziristan
By Abdus Sattar Ghazali:
About 700,000 people have been displaced in North Waziristan where Pakistan's mercenary army has launched a brutal operation at the behest of Washington. After a week-long air bombardment and indiscriminate artillery shelling the army has launched  a ground operation. The military operation has created an alarming security situation. On June 24, a Pakistan Airlines plane was attacked while landing at the Peshawar airport. The plane landed safely but one woman passenger died while two others were injured in the attack.  Read More

Pakistan Army launches long-awaited operation in N Waziristan
By Abdus Sattar Ghazali: The Pakistan Army Sunday launched a long-awaited operation against militants in North Waziristan Agency. An Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release said: "Armed forces of Pakistan have launched a comprehensive operation against foreign and local terrorists who are hiding in sanctuaries in North Wazirastan Agency.”
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A Nonviolent Alternative for Ukraine
By Erica Chenoweth, Stephen Zunes:
Ukraine faces a rising tide of violence in the restive east. Here's why nonviolent activism is the best strategy for fighting back ….. Crimean Tatars may even have the ability to use nonviolent resistance to elicit the support of powerful third parties, both in mainland Ukraine and even in Russia. They have the sympathy -- if not overt support -- of allies in Ukraine, which provides most of Crimea's electricity and 70 percent of its food.
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