‘Any Palestinian is exposed to monitoring by the Israeli Big Brother’

www.theguardian.com/

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I enlisted in the Intelligence Corps with a clear understanding that regarding anything that involves the Palestinian arena, I will engage in self-defence. Throughout my service in my unit I did and encountered things that seemed irrelevant from a security standpoint, and I did not have a clear conscience participating in such activities. Contrary to my expectations, our database included not only security-related intelligence but also personal and political information. That is to say, on a personal level, there is no respect for Palestinian privacy.

The Christian family refusing to give up its Bethlehem hill farm bulldozed by Israel

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A Palestinian Christian family that preaches non-violence from a farm in the West Bank is battling to hold on to land it has owned for 98 years. Now surrounded by Israeli settlements, the family is a living example of the idea of peaceful resistance.

Directive outlines Obama’s policy to use the military against citizens

www.washingtontimes.com

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A 2010 Pentagon directive on military support to civilian authorities details what critics say is a troubling policy that envisions the Obama administration’s potential use of military force against Americans.

The Military Is Building Brain Chips to Treat PTSD

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How well can you predict your next mood swing? How well can anyone? It’s an existential dilemma for many of us but for the military, the ability to treat anxiety, depression, memory loss and the symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder has become one of the most important battles of the post-war period.

Germany cancels military subsidy deal with Israel following breakdown of peace negotiations

www.mondoweiss.net

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