Likely Widening of Middle East War


Jim Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service

4 Apr 2024 – Is Israel’s Bibi Netanyahu moving toward “The Sampson Option”–the use of nuclear weapons (and possible WW III)–as a desperate attempt to avoid his removal as head of state and imprisonment for corruption?  The protests against him inside Israel are growing.

On the same day that Israel carried out a deadly attack on an Iranian consulate in Damascus, Syria killing several senior Iranian officials, it also killed 7 World Central Kitchen foreign aid workers in targeted vehicle strikes in the Gaza strip.  Israel has also carried out recent strikes in Lebanon.

Intelligence reports now say that Iran will be responding with major strikes on Israel within 48 hours!

All of this is on top of Israel’s mass devastation in Gaza, killing and wounding more than 100,000 people in six months, including large numbers of women and children,  The vast majority of homes, schools, and hospitals have all been destroyed.  A large portion of the Gaza population is now on the brink of starvation.

Despite all of this, US President Joe Biden has said the US won’t stop sending Israel more missiles, bombs, and warplanes.  In short the US is directly complicit in the GENOCIDE being carried out in Gaza.  It is shameful and criminal.  The world is demanding an immediate and permanent CEASEFIRE now.  Also an end to all military aid to Israel.  More killing, and an expanding war, are not the path to peace, nor the way to free hostages and prisoners.

Genuine peace, built on a foundation of justice, will be a victory for all.  It is time that we all stand up, speak out, and act nonviolently to stop this madness.


Jim Albertini is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment, a former Catholic School teacher, and long-time social justice activist since the US war on Vietnam. He has done research on the use of depleted uranium at Pohakuloa Military Training Area and is the author of “The Dark Side of Paradise: Hawai’i in a Nuclear World.” Jim is the founder and director of Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action, a spiritual community based on peace, justice and sustainable organic farming on Big Island, Hawai’i – P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawai’i 96760. Phone (+ 808) 966-7622 Email: – website:

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