Nicaragua unrest death toll rises before new protests

The toll from a crackdown on anti-government protests has risen to 264, as activists plan new rallies. The death toll from four months of political unrest in Nicaragua has risen to 264, More »

UK communists express their solidarity with anti-fascists in Ukraine

A protest was held today in Whitehall, London opposite the prime minister’s residence in Downing Street in solidarity with anti-fascists in Ukraine, with the slogans: “Civilians in the Donbas still face daily More »

Greece decides to expel Russian diplomats

The Greek government has decided to expel two Russian diplomats, and ban the entry into Greece of two more, accusing them of intrusion into domestic affairs and illegal acts against Greece’s national More »

Ukrainian journalist is tried for “mitigation of anti-Russian sentiments”

On July 5, the Shevchenko district court of the city of Zaporozhye extended the arrest of journalist Pavel Volkov. He was arrested by the Ukrainian Security Service in September 2017. In the More »

 

Israel | Israel is arming neo-Nazis in Ukraine

Israeli arms are being sent to a heavily armed neo-Nazi militia in Ukraine, The Electronic Intifada has learned.

Azov Battalion online propaganda shows Israeli-licensed Tavor rifles in the fascist group’s hands, while Israeli human rights activists have protested arms sales to Ukraine on the basis that weapons might end up with anti-Semitic militias.

Israel | Israeli town residents take to streets in hundreds to protest sale of house to Arabs

The deputy mayor of the northern Israeli town of Afula has joined a demonstration calling for a house in the community not to be sold to an “undesirable” Arab-Israeli family.

Israel | Dramatic understandings between Israel and Russia

Israel to maintain freedom of action against Iranian consolidation in all of Syria in historic series of agreements.

Mordechai Sones
Channel 2 News reports that dramatic understandings were reached between Israel and Russia in which the Assad army would return to southern Syria on its border with Israel, Russia will undertake that there will be no Iranian or Hizbullah presence in this area, and Israel will maintain freedom of action against Iranian consolidation in Syria.

Political analyst Dana Weiss last night reported on recent contacts between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin, after Israeli and Russian security coordination reached a peak last Friday when the Russian Defense Minister called Defense Minister Liberman and invited him to Moscow next week.

Senior political figures say in this framework understandings were reached according to the following outline:

1) The Assad army is returning to control southern Syria on the border with Israel;

Israel | Ahed Tamimi Offers Israelis a Lesson Worthy of Gandhi

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Israel | The Palestinian hunger strike continues as Trump prepares for his Israel visit

by Vijay Prashad

The ugly face of the occupation is on display as 1,500 prisoners refuse to eat.

Today, over 1,000 Palestinian political prisoners entered the 25th day of their hunger strike. Mahatma Gandhi’s longest hunger strike went on for 21 days. Bobby Sands, the Irish nationalist, died on the 66th day of his strike. In 2011, Palestinian political prisoner Khader Adnan went on hunger strike, but ended it on the 66th day.

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