Archives for December 2018

How Israel’s Conscription Law Assaults its Own Ultra-Orthodox Community

Not unlike the Palestinian people whose stance against Zionism is anchored in historical and moral rights, the Haredi community’s heroic stance on military conscription is anchored in faith and principle that no power has been able to defeat.

Israeli Draft Protest

Mea Sha’arim, Jerusalem - “Nazis, Nazis,” that’s what I thought I heard. I was driving down the main road near Jerusalem's Ultra-orthodox Me’a Sha’arim neighborhood where hundreds of young Haredi Jews were blocking the road. Dumpsters were burning and the traffic came to a halt. I jumped out of the car and ran to see what was happening. I asked a

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Help MintPress News Fight for Truth in the Face of Social Media Censorship

Our future depends on your support. We need your financial help to not only sustain MintPress operation costs but to help us make a comeback against the powers that be who are trying to silence us — before these social media giants wipe us off the map.

MintPress Fundraiser

After the October 11th, 2018 Facebook and Twitter purge of over 800 activist sites and pages -- many of which were partner sites with MintPress -- we believe our days as an independent journalism organization on authoritarian social media platforms are numbered. Since 2012, MintPress News has been at the forefront of exposing the dangers of the

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How Critics of Trumps’ Syria Withdrawal Fueled the Rise of ISIS

Too many of those protesting the removal of U.S. forces are authors of the catastrophe that tore Syria to pieces.

President Donald Trump’s announcement of an imminent withdrawal of US troops from northeastern Syria summoned a predictable paroxysm of outrage from Washington’s foreign policy establishment. Former Secretary of State and self-described “hair icon” Hillary Clinton perfectly distilled the bipartisan freakout into a single tweet, accusing Trump of

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UN Arrives in Hodeida to Monitor Fragile Truce Amid Repeated Saudi Violations

According to information provided by a local source to MintPress News, Saudi ceasefire violations included 100 missile attacks and 300 cases of artillery fire and shelling over the weekend, as well as attempts to breach Hodeida from two sides.

Patrick Cammaert | Yemen

HODEIDA, YEMEN -- Dutch Major General Patrick Cammaert chaired a joint UN committee in Hodeida, Yemen on Wednesday to monitor the truce between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthis that was put into place on December 18. A UN monitoring team, led by Cammaert, arrived in the port city on Monday after traveling from the Saudi-controlled city of

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Banned: The Smear Campaign Against British-Israeli Peace Activist Gilad Atzmon

Jazz saxophonist and writer Gilad Atzmon was recently banned from playing at an assembly hall in Islington, a borough of London, by order of the Islington Town Council. This came about as a result of an e-mail from one person – Martin Rankoff – saying nothing more than that if Atzmon was going to be […]

Gilad Atzmon

Jazz saxophonist and writer Gilad Atzmon was recently banned from playing at an assembly hall in Islington, a borough of London, by order of the Islington Town Council. This came about as a result of an e-mail from one person – Martin Rankoff – saying nothing more than that if Atzmon was going to be at the venue on December 21 he would give a

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Senate Report on Russian Interference Was Written By Disinformation Warriors Behind Alabama ‘False Flag Operation’

Hailed by Congress and the media as defenders of democracy, high-tech Russiagate hustlers Jonathon Morgan and Ryan Fox have been exposed for waging “an elaborate ‘false flag’ operation” to swing the 2017 Alabama senate race.

Richard Burr | Mark Warner | Russiagate

Grayzone Project -- On December 17, two reports detailing ongoing Russian interference operations commissioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee were made public. They generated a week’s worth of headlines and sent members of Congress and cable news pundits into a Cold War frenzy. According to the report, everything from the Green Party’s Jill

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