Israel Blocks Gaza Exodus Attempt

Israel Blocks Gaza Exodus Attempt by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) On Tuesday, an IDF statement said “the Israeli Navy apprehended a Palestinian boat with approximately 17 Palestinians that attempted to breach the legal naval blockade. After a search of the boat and the Palestinians, the boat (was) towed to the Israeli […]

Protecting and Preserving Syrian Sovereign Independence

Protecting and Preserving Syria’s Sovereign Independence  by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Russia wants all non-Syrian forces withdrawn from southern areas bordering Israel. More on this below. The right to self-defense is inviolable under international law, including under Article 51 of the UN Charter. It prohibits one nation from attacking another except […]

Sirhan Sirhan DID NOT Kill Bobby Kennedy!

Sirhan Sirhan DID NOT Kill Bobby Kennedy! by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Bobby Kennedy, brother Jack, and Martin Luther King were victims of state-sponsored terrorism – Sirhan, Lee Harvey Oswald, and James Earl Ray falsely blamed for assassinations they had nothing to do with. June 5 marks the 50th anniversary of […]

Will Iran Remain in the JCPOA?

Will Iran Remain in the JCPOA? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Trump’s disgraceful pullout left the agreement hanging by a thread, other countries pressured to go along with what’s clearly unacceptable. Iran wants the deal preserved. It wants EU-guaranteed legal and political commitments to assure Tehran receives JCPOA benefits promised under […]

What’s Next for Syria?

What Next for Syria? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Despite important gains by government forces against ISIS and other US-supported terrorists, conflict continues raging, resolution nowhere in sight. Good faith Russian efforts to resolve things diplomatically since 2012 achieved no significant breakthroughs. US and Israeli rage for regime change is the […]

Netanyahu Threatens Escalated Aggression on Gaza

Netanyahu Threatens Escalated Aggression on Gaza by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Israeli forces attack Gaza by land, sea and air at their discretion, killing and injuring defenseless Palestinians, including thousands of casualties during peaceful Great March of Return demonstrations for the past two months. The international community has done nothing to […]

Shameful Rage Against Syrian Conference on Disarmament Leadership

Shameful Rage Against Syrian Conference on Disarmament Leadership by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) The annual Conference on Disarmament was established by the international community to discuss issues on this topic, as well as draft arms control agreements. Sixty-five nations comprise its membership, including warriors states waging wars of aggression, disdaining peace […]

Memorial and Veterans Day Reality: Glorifying War, Deploring Peace

Memorial and Veterans Day Reality: Glorifying War, Deploring Peace by Stephen Lendman They’re days of shame, dishonoring countless US men and women who died needlessly in wars that never should have been waged – so bankers, war profiteers, other corporate predators, and high-net-worth individuals could benefit from the slaughter of countless millions, along with vast […]

Israeli High Court Approves Illegal Ethnic Cleansing

Israeli High Court Approves Illegal Ethnic Cleansing by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Under international law, ethnic cleansing is a crime against humanity – defined as the forced removal of ethnic or racial groups to benefit others.  In 1992, the UN General Assembly called forced ethnic cleansing “a form of genocide,” a […]

US/Israel Escalating War in Syria for Regime Change?

US/Israel Escalating War in Syria for Regime Change? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Things seem headed in this direction. Longstanding US policy calls for regime change in Syria and all other sovereign independent countries. Hardline extremists in charge of Trump’s geopolitical policymaking push this agenda, notably John Bolton and Mike Pompeo, […]

Proposed Israeli Bill Bans Documenting IDF Crimes

Proposed Israeli Bill Bans Documenting IDF Crimes by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) The self-styled “world’s most moral army” is one of the most ruthless. Decades of hard evidence proves it. After massacring Gazans during peaceful Great March of Return demonstrations since March 30, injuring over 13,000 others, many seriously, proposed Knesset […]

Israel’s Apartheid Breach of Loyalty Law

Israel’s Apartheid Breach of Loyalty Law by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Institutionalized racism defines Israeli rule – separate and unequal official policy under all coalition regimes. Throughout its history, Israel ruthlessly discriminated against its Arab citizens and occupied Palestinians – denying them rights under international and its own laws afforded solely […]

Criticizing Israel Unrelated to Anti-Semitism

Criticizing Israel Unrelated to Anti-Semitism by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Calling criticism of Zionism and Israel anti-Semitic turns truth on its head. One has nothing to do with the other. Anti-Semitism reflects hostility or discrimination against Judaism as a religion. Israel is a nation-state. Criticizing its ruthlessness is essential to challenge […]

US Threatens to Attack Syrian Forces – Again

US Threatens to Attack Syrian Forces – Again by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) On Friday, the Trump regime’s State Department warned Syria against launching an offensive to liberate US-supported terrorists-controlled areas in the country bordering Jordan, saying: Washington will take “firm and appropriate measures in response” to efforts by Syrian forces […]

North and South Korean Leaders Meet a Second Time

North and South Korean Leaders Meet a Second Time by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) On Saturday, Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in met on the North Korean side of the DMZ – their discussion focused on getting Washington to reschedule a Kim/Trump summit. On Friday at the St. Petersburg (Russia) International Economic […]

Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, Venezuela, Ukraine and Iran

Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Syria, Venezuela, Ukraine and Iran by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova (MZ below) explained Syrian forces freed the Damascus countryside from (US-supported) terrorists, including the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp where tens of thousands were held captive by ISIS for years. Conditions in […]

End of May Deadline for Saving the JCPOA?

End of May Deadline for Saving the JCPOA? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Washington has been waging political, propaganda, and economic war on Iran for nearly 40 years – regime change the goal, regaining a subservient client state, eliminating Israel’s main regional rival, a nonbelligerent one threatening no one left unexplained. […]

North Korea/US Summit Back On?

North Korea/US Summit Back On? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Trump’s on again, off again, potentially on again tactics in dealing with North Korea reflect a leader out of his depth in dealing with sensitive geopolitical issues. After agreeing to summit talks with Kim Jong-un, then pulling out, things may be […]

Trump Regime Falsely Blames Russia for Downing MH17

Trump Regime Falsely Blames Russia for Downing MH17 by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Previous articles discussed the downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17 in Ukrainian airspace. The incident was orchestrated by the Obama regime, carried out by Nazi-infested putschists it installed in Kiev, a scheme to demonize Russia and Donbass freedom fighters […]

Israel Massacres Gazans, Claims Self-Defense, Its High Court Agrees

Israel Massacres Gazans, Claims Self-Defense, Its High Court Agrees by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Since Great March of Return peaceful demonstrations began on March 30, Israel massacred 120 Gazans, including 14 children, injuring other 13,000 others, hundreds in serious condition. The toll keeps mounting, about 50 Palestinians near death, according to […]