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  • To protect its Kurdish allies, Israel must stand up to Turkey

    Israel has repeatedly assisted in genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes by selling arms, training and know-how to murderous regimes. This makes it difficult to trust that it will do the right thing regarding the Kurds. By Eitay Mack The world is watching with alarm as the Turkish army commences its military invasion of the Kurdish stronghold in northeast Syria, with many observers warning of imminent war crimes, crimes against humanity, and even genocide against the Kurds. There is absolutely no doubt that Turkey’s success in preventing international recognition of the Armenian genocide between 1915 and 1923 has emboldened Erdoğan…

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  • Israel is trying to hide its arms sales to Duterte's Philippines

    Israel continues to sell arms to the world’s most oppressive regimes, but the courts won’t let the media cover the story. By Itamar Baz An Israeli court imposed a media blackout on hearings held in September regarding a state sale of weapons to the Philippine regime. The petitioners to halt the sale argued that Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine president, was credibly accused of having committed mass atrocities, as well as grave violations of human rights and of international law. [tmwinpost] While a significant portion of the evidence supporting the petition against the sale was already in the public domain, Judge Gilia Ravid of the…

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  • PODCAST: Exposing Israel's arms sales to oppressive regimes

    Attorney Eitay Mack is one of the only people in Israel challenging the secrecy of Israel’s military exports to despotic regimes around the world. Listen here: iTunes/Apple Podcasts | Google Play | Spotify   Israeli human rights lawyer Eitay Mack is working to uncover both Israel’s historic ties to brutal military regimes, such as Pinochet’s Chile, as well as its current arms exports to countries carrying out gross violations of human rights, like South Sudan and Myanmar. Israel's ticket to becoming an arms exporter — with deals dating as far back as the 1950s, when the global arms industry was already saturated — is Israel’s “no…

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  • Meet the Israelis trying to stop arms sales to dictatorships

    For decades, Israel has been selling arms and providing military training to some of the world's most brutal regimes, from Rwanda to Burma to Pinochet's Chile. Now a group of Israelis are coming together to try and force the government to stop those arms deals, and come clean about its past and present ties to murderous dictatorships.

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  • Why do the U.S. and EU still let Israel sell arms to Burma?

    Economic sanctions were lifted but an arms embargo remains. What good is an arms embargo if Washington and Brussels allow their ally Israel, along with world powers like China, to keep selling arms to Burma? By Eitay Mack In light of the atrocities being perpetrated against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma, many in the European Union and in the U.S. have denounced Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, expressing deep disappointment with her conduct. In fact, their denunciations and disappointment should be addressed to themselves. As in other parts of the world, Europe and the U.S. have…

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  • Israelis demand state open up past ties to Argentine junta

    Forty years after the fall of Argentina's murderous military dictatorship, dozens of Argentine-Israelis are demanding the Israeli government open up about its past ties to the junta.  By Michael Salisbury-Corech Last week marked 40 years since the military coup that led to the establishment of the junta in Argentina. Recently, a group of dozens of Israelis of Argentinian origin came together to file a freedom of information request to demand the Israeli government release all documents on military and diplomatic ties between Israel and the junta. [tmwinpost] On March 24, 1976, Argentina underwent a military coup, leading the way for…

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