Israel’s Plan to Kill Lebanese Civilians – Jonathan Marshall

It’s a rare and remarkable event when a government broadcasts ahead of time its intent to commit war crimes. Yet that’s just what senior Israeli military officials recently did in the pages of The New York Times. Israeli military officials gave friendly Times correspondent Isabel Kershner a provocative briefing, warning (in her words) that in the “almost inevitable next battle with Hezbollah . . . many Lebanese …

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US press blacks out Israeli defense minister’s citation of ‘Nagasaki and Hiroshima’ as model for dealing with – Iran Philip Weiss

This is a story about the media blackout of important information about Israel: that their leaders are seriously misguided. Two weeks ago, Electronic Intifada reported public comments by Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon in which he cited Hiroshima and Nagasaki as role models in responding to Iran. Ya’alon suggested that Israel might have to nuke Iran in order to prevent a long …