"They [the media] are news-as-entertainment professionals – packaging glossy corporate content for maximum distribution and big bucks. The goal is not objective reportage. Their targets are quantifiable and highlighted in a business plan somewhere. Success is based on a simple formula: stay within parameters "understandable" to a wide audience that devours sound bites and familiar storylines on the hour, every hour.

Like trained seals whose every desire, instinct and buying pattern has been measured by corporate media's marketing department for the consumption of its advertisers, the audience demands satisfaction – and western media delivers it." -- Sharmine Narwani
 

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US President Joe Biden said late Monday that he has hopes there will be a ceasefire in Gaza between Israel and Hamas by the end of the week. Strangely, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was reportedly “surprised” by Biden’s comments, according to a source who spoke to ABC News.

US President Joe Biden said Monday night Israel must make peace with the Palestinians to survive while warning that its “incredibly conservative government” would cost it international support.

Speaking in an appearance on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, Biden also signaled that a temporary ceasefire in Gaza could be at hand, saying that Israel has agreed to pause its offensive during the upcoming Muslim holy month of Ramadan if a deal is reached to release some hostages held by Hamas.

Analysts: Lebanon Bracing for More Deadly Conflict With Israel

 

Men check the site of an Israeli air strike in the southern Lebanese village of Jibshit on Feb. 27, 2024.

Men check the site of an Israeli air strike in the southern Lebanese village of Jibshit on Feb. 27, 2024.

New reports confirm months of Israeli torture, abuse, and sexual violence against Palestinian prisoners

For months Palestinian prisoners have shared testimonies of torture at the hands of Israeli military and prison authorities. New reports shed more light on the abuse, particularly sexual violence, carried out inside Israeli detention centers.