Gaza strip

Leaked Israel lobby presentation urges US officials to justify war on Gaza with ‘Hamas rape’ claims

The Grayzone has obtained slides from a confidential Israel lobby presentation based on data from Republican pollster Frank Luntz. They contain talking points for politicians and public figures seeking to justify Israel’s assault on the Gaza Strip. Two prominent pro-Israel lobby groups are holding private briefings in New York City to coach elected officials and well-known figures on how to influence public opinion in favor of the Israeli military’s rampage in Gaza, The Grayzone can reveal. These PR sessions, convened […]

State Dept downplays reports of Israeli soldiers sexually abusing, slaughtering Palestinian women

While falsely claiming to have received “independent confirmation” of since-debunked assertions of mass rape by Hamas, the State Department’s spokesman said he “cannot independently verify” allegations by UN human rights experts that Israeli soldiers have sexually abused and systematically slaughtered Palestinian women and girls in the besieged Gaza Strip. The US State Department has downplayed the findings of UN human rights experts who received “credible allegations” that Israeli soldiers have raped, tortured, and executed Palestinian women and girls amid their […]

Pro-Israel Washington Post reporter smears The Grayzone as Holocaust deniers in ADL-affiliated hit piece

In a falsehood-filled attack, the Washington Post’s ardently pro-Israel Elizabeth Dwoskin attacked The Grayzone’s factual reporting with “research” from a spook-infested outfit closely tied to the Anti-Defamation League. Dwoskin also relied on an Israeli special forces vet heading a “Digital Iron Dome” campaign to censor social media criticism of Israel’s assault on Gaza. On January 21, The Washington Post published an article purporting to expose a terrifying and “spreading” phenomenon: so-called “Oct. 7 truther’ groups” who “say [the] Hamas massacre […]

From Libya to Paraguay: Israel’s Longstanding Goal of Expelling Palestinians From Gaza Inches Closer to Reality

As the war on Gaza grinds on, it is becoming increasingly clear that Israel has no plans to leave the beleaguered Palestinian territory and instead institute its long-held goal of recolonizing the Strip.
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Screams without proof: questions for NYT about shoddy ‘Hamas mass rape’ report

After dismantling a New York Times front page feature alleging “a broader pattern of gender-based violence on Oct. 7” by Hamas, The Grayzone is demanding answers of the paper for its journalistic malpractice. The following was submitted to New York Times editors and lead author, Jeffrey Gettleman.  The Grayzone has identified  serious issues with the credibility of key sources quoted in the New York Times’ December 28 story, “Screams Without Words: How Hamas Weaponized Sexual Violence on October 7.” Authored […]

Registered Israeli foreign agent driving contrived campus antisemitism crisis

Lawsuits accusing top US universities of harboring antisemitism all originate from one source: a corporate law firm that fielded the pro-settler ex-US ambassador to Israel, and which was registered as a foreign agent of an Israeli principal as recently as 2021. The firm now represents professional Israel lobby activists posing as victimized “Jewish students” and seeking to crush the free speech rights of Palestine solidarity activists. The fallout from December 5 House Committe on Antisemitism hearings has already cost University […]

‘If I must die, let it be a tale’: a tribute to Refaat Alareer

“I am going to use that marker to throw it at the Israeli soldiers, even if that is the last thing that I do,” Refaat Alareer vowed in one of his final interviews. My friend Refaat Alareer was murdered by Israeli invaders in Shujaiya, east of Gaza City, on December 6. He is now among the more than 16,000 civilians killed by Israel in the besieged enclave since October 7. Our correspondence continued off-and-on for the past nine years. In […]

קבוצת ‘ההצלה’ המפוקפקת זק”א מפיצה שקרים על ה-7 באוקטובר

קבוצת ההצלה החרדית זק”א, שנוסדה על ידי האנס הסדרתי שידוע בתור “ג’פרי אפשטיין החרדי” אחראית לכמה מסיפורי הבדיות המזוויעים ביותר, מעריפת ראשי תינוקות דרך “אונס המוני” עד לעובר שנחתך מבטן אימו. מזכיר המדינה בארה”ב טוני בלינקן והנשיא ג’וזף ביידן שתיהם חזרו על טענות שקריות לחלוטין של זק”א לגבי זוועות חמאס. בעודה חשודה בהונאה כספית, זק”א מנצלת את ה-7 באוקטובר באופן פומבי כדי לגייס כמות חסרת תקדים של כסף. הקבוצה היריבה, איחוד הצלה, שיחררה סיפורים מזויפים על תינוקות שנאפו בתנור בעודה […]

Scandal-stained Israeli ‘rescue’ group fuels October 7 fabrications

Founded by a serial rapist known as the “Haredi Jeffrey Epstein,” Israeli ultra-Orthodox rescue group ZAKA is responsible for some of the most obscene post-October 7 atrocity fabrications, from beheaded babies to “mass rape” to a fetus cut from its mother. Secretary of State Tony Blinken and President Joseph Biden have each echoed demonstrably false ZAKA testimonies about Hamas atrocities. Marred by allegations of financial fraud, ZAKA is leveraging October 7 publicity to raise unprecedented sums of cash. Its rival, […]

Relative of Israeli captives confirms ‘3 hostages killed by Israeli fire,’ blasts military

An Israeli whose family members were held by Palestinian militants tells of friendly fire deaths and complains, “We used to think the IDF knows what it’s doing.” Meanwhile, freed captives detail “horrifying captivity trauma” from Israeli bombings.  A relative of newly-released Israeli captives has publicly accused the Israeli military of killing its own people and says Tel Aviv is blocking the victims’ families from speaking out.  In testimony delivered to Israel’s finance committee on December 3, Noam Dan, whose cousin’s […]