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Apr 06 08:44

World View: President Trump Plans Military Action on Syria After Nerve Gas Attack on Civilians

In my book,any support for Trump is treason!

This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com

President Trump plans military action on Syria after horrific nerve gas attack on civilians
President Trump declares that he’s changed his mind about military action
Marco Rubio says Trump’s policy emboldened Bashar al-Assad
John McCain and Lindsey Graham advocate cruise missiles and safe areas

Apr 06 08:18

Putin rebukes Netanyahu over ‘groundless’ accusations on suspected chemical incident in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a telephone conversation that it was unacceptable to make “groundless” accusations concerning the alleged chemical weapons incident that took place in Syria earlier this week.

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Apr 06 07:55

Defeat for Israel lobby as Ken Livingstone beats Labour expulsion

Former mayor of London Ken Livingstone on Tuesday had his suspension from the Labour Party extended for “bringing the party into disrepute” last year.

But Israel lobby elements within the party had pushed hard for Livingstone, long a supporter of Palestinian rights, to be expelled outright.

Livingstone vowed in a statement to fight the suspension.

“Today’s Labour Party panel extended my suspension for another year because of my political views, not because I have done anything to harm the Labour Party,” he said.

Apr 06 06:16

Flashback: New Zealand Israeli Agents Arrested in Plot To Forge Passports

When the Mossad team was unmasked in March 2004, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Helen Clark (above) privately asked Israel for an apology and was rebuffed. To add insult to injury, the Israeli government denied having agents in New Zealand.

Apr 06 06:12

Flashback:Israel 'responsible for faking passports

FOREIGN Minister Stephen Smith has told Parliament Israel was responsible for faking four Australian passports used in the killing of a senior Hamas official.
"Investigations and advice have left the Government in no doubt Israel was responsible for the abuse and counterfeiting of these passports,"
"This is not what we expect from a nation with whom we have had such a close, friendly and supportive relationship,"

Apr 05 13:02

Trump: Syria's Assad ‘crossed a lot of lines’ with gas attack

PATHETIC! Trump is a total phony. He is breaking Obama's records for lies!
WW3 here we come.

President Trump is signaling a more aggressive approach toward Syria, saying on Wednesday reports of a deadly gas attack by forces loyal to Bashar Assad had “crossed a lot of lines” and moved him to rethink his strategy.

At a joint press conference on Wednesday at the White House with Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Trump indicated that the Syrian leader had gone too far with an attack this week that killed dozens of his own people and injured scores more, including women and children.

“It crossed a lot of lines for me,” Trump said. “When you kill innocent children, innocent babies, little babies with a chemical gas that is so lethal that people were shocked to hear what gas it was, that crosses many lines beyond the red line. Many, many lines.”

Apr 05 09:24

HUMAN RIGHTS UPDATE AND MORE

Below items deal with BDS and the attack on Omar Barghouti and other human rights advocates

Apr 05 09:24

ERIN GO BRAGH! ~~ TOGETHER WITH PALESTINE!!

Israel has strongly condemned the decision by a Dublin City Council subcommittee on ceremonies to raise the Palestinian flag over city hall in solidarity with the Palestinian people “who have lived under brutal Israeli occupation.”

Apr 05 08:55

Hamas 'would accept Palestine state within 1967 borders'

Hamas would accept a sovereign Palestinian state across the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital without recognising Israel, according to the leaked draft of a document on the organisation's stragety.

AlMayadeen, a pro-Hezbollah Beirut-based TV channel, leaked a copy of the document on Monday, which reestablishes Hamas’ goals and ideological tenets.

Although the document refers to Palestine as the land between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan river, it says the group considers a state in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip a “national consensus formula” while emphasising the return of displaced Palestinians and their descendants.

Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were forced to leave their land ahead of the establishment of Israel in 1948.

Apr 05 08:54

Britain hands over embassy to Israel’s war industry

Does Britain conceal the full extent of its support for Israel?

Sayeeda Warsi, a Conservative politician, recently urged the prosecution of British citizens who fight for the Israeli military.

Warsi should be commended for raising an important issue – just as she did when resigning as a government minister over Britain’s refusal to condemn the 2014 bombing of Gaza.

Yet Britain provides more direct assistance to Israel than allowing Londoners and Mancunians join a foreign army.

One example of that assistance has avoided scrutiny: Britain’s embassy in Tel Aviv has hired senior players in Israel’s weapons industry.

Apr 05 08:53

How Israel sabotages war crimes investigations in Gaza

Israel systematically denies human rights workers entry to the occupied Gaza Strip, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch.

The group says the travel ban, which has been enforced for almost a decade, has significantly impeded the work of international, Palestinian and Israeli human rights groups, which document violations by the Israeli military and Palestinian armed groups.

The Israeli government told Human Rights Watch that the travel restriction is imposed for security reasons. It regularly informs applicants for travel permits that the Israeli government is only obliged to allow passage in “exceptional humanitarian circumstances.”

Apr 05 08:53

US judge throws out key claim against academic boycott of Israel

Israel and its surrogates suffered a significant defeat last week, when a federal court in Washington, DC, threw out a key claim in a lawsuit against the American Studies Association for its resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions.

The lawsuit, filed by current and former members of the ASA last year, argued that the 2013 resolution was a breach of contract because it did not fall within the scope of the group’s mission.

The complaint appeared to be a test of a new lawfare tactic that accuses an entity of acting beyond its chartered purpose – a claim that it is acting ultra vires, in legal language.

Anti-Palestinian activists hoped the strategy could be used to thwart other academic groups adopting boycott resolutions.

But US District Judge Rudolph Contreras dismissed the claim on 31 March, writing that the boycott resolution was enacted “in furtherance of the ASA’s purpose of advancing education and the promotion of the study of American culture.”

Apr 05 08:36

How Netanyahu’s Dirty Tricks Squad Targets Boycotts

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed cohorts of Israel loyalists in the United States by video link last week at the annual conference of AIPAC, the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee.

Apr 05 07:37

Lebanese PM : Israel Wants New War With Lebanon

The Lebanese Prime Minister Sa’ad Hariri has warned that recent actions are an indication that Israel wants a new conflict with Lebanon.

Apr 04 14:19

Israel Starts Exporting Palestine’s Gas to EU

Reports revealed Israel has signed a $4 bn agreement to sell the gas extracted from the Palestinian seashore to the European Union. The installed pipeline will transfer the gas from the occupied Palestinian seashore to the EU states passing through Cyprus, Greece and Italy and will rival the Russian gas which passes through Turkey into Southern Europe, Al Manar reported. Lebanon also will be affected by the Israeli-EU agreement which will deprive the country from a major market to sell its gas resources. Oil exploration in Lebanon is scheduled to start soon in order to protect the Lebanese resources from any Zionist infringement and to find suitable markets for the country’s production.

Apr 04 08:56

SARAH SILVERMAN ~~ ‘THE OCCUPATION IS NOT A LAUGHING MATTER’

Comedian Sarah Silverman spoke out against Israel’s military occupation in a new Passover Haggadah timed with the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Six Day War, when Israel conquered the West Bank.

As millions of Jews gather around their Passover seder tables next week to commemorate the liberation of their forbearers from slavery in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago, many will be pondering the relevance of this story for modern times.

Apr 04 08:31

How Netanyahu’s dirty tricks squad targets boycotts

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed cohorts of Israel loyalists in the United States by video link last week at the annual conference of Aipac, the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee. They should, he said, follow his government’s example and defend Israel on the "moral battlefield" against the growing threat of the international boycott divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. In Mr Netanyahu’s simple-minded language, support for Palestinian rights, and opposition to the settlements, is equivalent to "delegitimisation" of Israel.

The current obsession with BDS reflects a changing political environment for Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, BDS is the only language Tel Aviv understands, in terms of its stopping of the continued persecution/punishment of the Palestinian people, just because they are still breathing.

Other approaches have been tried, but none of them have been successful.

Netanyahu, despite his bellicose, hubristic belligerence, fully comprehends that a really bad economic situation in Israel, created through BDS, may be the ticket to get him out of office, and permanently.

And I would like to politely suggest that at this point in his premiership, he has absolutely outlived his usefulness to the Israeli people, both domestically and internationally.

Apr 04 08:27

Paris police clamp down on Palestine rally

A Palestine solidarity rally that Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo had urged police to ban went ahead on Saturday, but under tight restrictions.

A journalist was attacked during the rally by pro-Israel counter demonstrators as police watched and did nothing.

Apr 04 08:27

In Israel, the eliminationist camp is already in charge

Israel may invest great resources in efforts to present itself to the world as a light unto the nations, an exemplary state that deserves to be supported and even emulated. But as I reveal in the video, with words and images, the exact opposite is often the case.

I survey some of the seediest scandals that plagued Israeli society in 2016. Many of these were covered extensively by The Electronic Intifada and by this writer specifically, but otherwise received little attention from other media outlets.

The talk focuses on top Israeli leaders who blame their society’s ills on indigenous Palestinians, African refugees and leftist Jews, on the violent vigilantes that this hate speech inspires and on the large swath of the general public that embraces these racists, inciters and attackers.

But this not merely a retrospective of 2016. Focusing on Israel’s misconduct, the lecture also includes original analysis and hopefully a fresh perspective on the situation.

Apr 04 07:50

HRW: Israel and Egypt Deny Aid Workers Access to Gaza

(*NEW US/Egypt Relation Already Bearing Fruit , I see , )

Apr 04 07:42

Israel fears 'Iranian crescent' in Middle East

Jerusalem (AFP) - Israel fears an "Iranian crescent" may be forming in the Middle East because of Tehran's influence in Syria and its connections with regional Shiite groups, an intelligence official said Monday.

Apr 04 05:37

Israeli Forces Open Fire at Civilian Homes in Khan Younis

Israeli forces Tuesday opened gunfire at Palestinian civilian homes in Eastern part of the city of Khan Younis, South to the Gaza Strip, local reports said.
Stationed at military towers at the Gaza borderline, Israeli soldiers opened fire towards civilian homes and farmlands, causing extensive damages to a number of houses, WAFA reported. No casualties were reported, however. Israeli forces regularly bomb the besieged coastal enclave using disproportionate force in violation of international law.

Apr 03 22:48

Syrian people do not want Assad as leader: U.S. envoy to U.N

Another really bad cabinet pick on Trump's part.The right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing!

The United States does not believe that the Syrian people want President Bashar al-Assad as their leader any longer, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Monday.

"We have no love for Assad. We've made that very clear. We think that he has been a hindrance to peace for a long time. He's a war criminal. What he's done to his people is nothing more than disgusting," she said.

Haley was asked about U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's remarks in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, in which he said that Assad's status would be decided by the Syrian people.

Apr 03 12:12

News Alert: Simultaneous Terror Attacks in St Petersburg and against Russian Embassy in Damascus?

15:47 (local time)

The National Antiterrorist Committee (NAC) reported on the deaths and injuries of the explosion in the metro of St. Petersburg. “Today around 14:40 Moscow time, an explosion of an unknown explosive device occurred in a train carriage on the runway between the metro stations Technological Institute and Sennaya Ploshchad in St. Petersburg, resulting in deaths and injuries,” the NAC said.

It is worth noting that this attack occurred less than an hour after an attempted terrorist attack against the Russian Embassy in Damascus at 14.00 (contradictory report yet to be confirmed) (Damascus and Moscow are on the same time zone).

According to Fort Russ:

Apr 03 12:00

BEX Alert! - "Father of JCC bomb hoaxer apologizes to US Jews, blames tumor"

‘There was no motive of hatred. The motive was illness,’ says Israeli dad of teen suspect, citing son’s brain tumor

Apr 03 11:06

Several dead in St. Petersburg, Russia, subway explosion

The Russians know who is behind international terrorism.

April 3 (UPI) -- An explosion in Russia on Monday struck between St. Petersburg's Sennaya Ploschad and Tekhnologichesky Institut subway stations, killing at least 9 and injuring several others, emergency officials said.

Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee, or NAC, said nine people died and 20 people were injured in the explosion, while a spokesman for St. Petersburg's governor said at least 10 people were killed and 50 people were injured. Russia's Ministry of Health said 11 people died in the attack.

Apr 03 09:48

FRENCH STUDENTS ‘WELCOME’ THE ISRAELI AMBASSADOR

Video of student walkout on meeting with Israeli Ambassador to France- merveilleux!

You don’t have to be a French speaker to understand this!!

Apr 03 07:45

UN vote on Israeli settlements has changed little

Israel has also announced plans for more than 5,500 new homes in the occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem since January.
Trump's UN envoy Nikki Haley has promised a much different approach.
"The days of Israel bashing are over," she recently told a pro-Israel lobby.
Note: The illegal settlements will continue as will the ass kissing of Israel.

Apr 03 07:42

Israeli TV Host Implores Israelis: Wake Up and Smell the Apartheid

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Even the people of Israel think this has gone on too long.

Apr 02 08:28

Mother of Israeli who called in 1,000 bomb hoaxes and operated for several years without getting caught– ‘He’s autistic, doesn’t know what he’s doing’

US-born mom of teen suspect says his brain tumor responsible for his actions: ‘He can’t control it, he can’t think straight. He needs medical help’

ed note–What can you do, except laugh out loud while shaking your head?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, if the mother knew he was doing this for years, why didn't she do anything to stop him? If we buy her cock and bull story, then she is as guilty as he is!

Apr 02 08:22

TERRORISM ON THE STREETS OF WASHINGTON CAUGHT ON VIDEO

JDL member arrested for attacking Palestinian-American teacher ran anti-Muslim website

Apr 02 08:22

FINALLY SOME POSITIVE ACTION ON THE STREETS OF JERUSALEM

Some 2,000 mostly Jewish protestors march in Jerusalem. The event was organized by Meretz, the Joint List and left-wing NGOs.

Apr 01 09:27

What You Need To Know About Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's Son-In-Law And Newly Appointed Advisor

It was Jared who helped prepare Trump for an appearance before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in March, and Jared who helped broker a truce with Fox News when Trump fought with Megyn Kelly, the network's star anchor. After Trump fired Corey Lewandowski, his campaign manager, in June, it was reported that Ivanka had demanded Lewandowski's dismissal for trying to marginalize Jared's influence...Most recently, Jared was on hand to help Trump choose Indiana governor Mike Pence as his running mate—over and above, it did not go unnoticed, the great nemesis of the Kushner family, Chris Christie.

Apr 01 08:43

Amid AIPAC Protests, Two Alleged JDL Members Charged With Assaulting Protesters

Nayfeh told Mondoweiss he had not planned to participate in the protest and that he was there to say goodbye to his daughter Danya, a Georgetown law student who wanted to attend the protest. His alleged assailants, Yosef Steynovitz and Rami Lubranicki, each face charges of committing a felony hate crime, as well as assault. Steynovitz is charged with assault with significant bodily injury, while Lubranicki is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon- the flagpole he allegedly used to beat Nayfeh.

Apr 01 08:00

FLASHBACK 2013 - Pro-Israeli US lawmakers urge bombing Syria air bases, arming militants, invasion

Top US Republican lawmakers have again called for further American actions against Syria, including the bombing of its air bases, leading a multi-nation invasion of the country and sending lethal weapons to anti-Damascus militant gangs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh? How did that work out?

Apr 01 07:36

What They Said

Hillary, who has promised to move the U.S.-Israel relationship up to the “next level” of subservience, started with the obligatory loud sucking noises about how much she loves Israel before citing “Iran’s continued aggression.” In the past she has threatened to “obliterate” Iran.

Donald Trump was, if possible, even more outrageous than Hillary opening his rant with a prolonged encomium on “…our strategic ally, our unbreakable friendship and our cultural brother, the only democracy in the Middle East, the state of Israel,” nearly every element of which is either a lie or a misrepresentation.

Apr 01 07:26

AIPAC Is Back In Town!

AIPAC is the most powerful foreign policy lobby in Washington. Its annual budget exceeds $77 million plus it has an endowment of $100 million. It has nearly 400 employees and also supports local chapters and initiatives throughout the United States. What do all those employees do? They mostly lobby Congress and increasingly state legislatures shamelessly on behalf of a foreign country that has little in the way of actual common interests with the United States. When anything happens in the Middle East, AIPAC’s drones get to work, drafting up position papers detailing the Israeli position which are then placed by runners on the desks of every single congressman within a matter of hours. T

Mar 31 14:49

“Official” UK anti-Semitism definition gets two-finger salute from legal experts

Stuart Littlewood explains why legal experts have dismissed the “official” UK definition of anti-Semitism, and hopes this will encourage academic and party leaders to resist Israel lobby bullying.

Mar 31 12:25

British Academia Faces Zionist Hooliganism

Mar 31 11:47

Dangerous Crossroads: Russia Fears a US Preemptive Nuclear Attack

According to Russia’s General Staff deputy head of operations Gen. Viktor Poznikhir,

“(t)he presence of American ABM sites in Europe and ABM-capable ships in the seas and oceans close to Russia’s territory creates a powerful clandestine potential for delivering a surprise nuclear missile strike against Russia.”

“The presence of the global ABM system lowers the threshold for the use of nuclear weapons, because it gives the US the illusion of impunity for using strategic offensive weapons from under the protection of the ABM ‘umbrella.’”

“The ABM shield is a symbol of the build-up of rocket forces in the world and a trigger for a new arms race.”

Since the onset of Western-instigated Cold War in the late 1940s, “analysts” in Washington and at the Pentagon believed nuclear war on Russia was winnable.

Madness persists, undermining global security, threatening humanity more than ever with neocons in charge of US militarism and war-making.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I find myself becoming rapidly disenchanted with the Trump Administration.

There is a phase from the French language, and that phrase is "plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.", translated into English, meaning "The more things change, the more they remain the same."

OF the two candidates last November, I really thought that President Trump would be the one to keep us out of these endless, bloody, and costly wars; unfortunately, what I see coming is a potential headlong war against Russia; North Korea; and Iran, with side notes of regime change in places like Venezuela and Syria.

Unfortunately, President Trump appears to have become a blunt instrument of the American Deep State, signing off on more wars, more misery, and a continuation of more wealth inequality here at home.

My disappointment is visceral.

Mar 31 11:36

Anti-Palestinian Jewish Attorney Sworn In As US Envoy To Israel

David Friedman, a strong proponent of Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian land, has been sworn in as the new US ambassador to the Tel Aviv regime.

Mar 31 11:25

No Early Elections: Netanyahu Strong-arms Finance Minister, Kills New News Broadcaster

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached a deal with Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon Thursday that puts an end to a political crisis that threatened to see the government dissolved over a new public broadcaster, senior sources say. According to the deal, the broadcaster's news division will be dismantled.
Earlier this month the prime minister announced he was rethinking a compromise to allow Kan, the new public broadcaster to launch, but only following enactment of new legislation giving the government more influence over the new authority.

Netanyahu had threatened to dissolve the Knesset if Kahlon doesn't agree to pass the legislation, which would also ensure political control over all broadcast media outlets in the country. Netanyahu and Kahlon had met five times over the past week in bid to end the crisis.

According to coalition chairman David Bitan, Netanyahu and Kahlon had reconciled their positions and new elections won't take place.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That the elections will not soon take place in Israel, is a real tragedy for the Israeli people.

Mar 31 11:19

STEINITZ TO JPOST: IRAN’S TRACTION IN SYRIA A GREATER THREAT TO ISRAEL THAN ISIS

As world powers focus on toppling ISIS, Iran is quietly gaining traction in Syria – posing a direct threat to Israel, eastern Mediterranean countries and the entire Arabian Peninsula, according to National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Minister Yuval Steinitz.

“It’s very easy and convenient to focus on ISIS,” he told The Jerusalem Post. “But we have two challenges in Syria.

One is ISIS and one is Iran.

The greater threat is coming from Iran, and not just from its nuclear program. The most immediate and urgent threat is the Iranian plan to transform Syria, after this horrible, brutal civil war is over, into some kind of extension of Iran.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is both interesting that Yuval makes this fact-free charge, and that the alleged JP journalist recording the interview does not challenge him on this.

While it is true that Russia has used an Iranian base from which to stage bombing raids in Syria last year,

Russia Sends Bombers to Syria Using Base in Iran

However, Iran has no permanent bases in Syria, and in fact, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has been foaming at the mouth recently about an alleged Iranian Naval base in Syria...which does not exist.

Bibi Netanyahu furious over non-existent threat of ‘Iranian naval base’ in Syria

And BTW, if you have not seen this video, please do so. It was done by a very charming, bright Israeli videographer, who decided to travel to Iran, and determine how the Jewish people in Iran are doing; the short answer is, they're thriving.

Video: Don't Tell Mother I'm In Iran

Mar 31 09:29

‘Remember the 11 million’? Why an inflated victims tally irks Holocaust historians

An oft-cited statistic of 5 million non-Jewish Holocaust deaths has no basis in fact, experts say, and may be contributing to denial efforts

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In a nutshell; Nobody should question the 6 million Jews story .... but please forget that non-Jews were also victims of the Nazis, as it undermines the sympathy game!

Mar 31 08:54

The Next Phase In The War On BDS

The Israeli state has violated international law more than any other country, yet has rarely, if ever, been held accountable for crimes and misconduct.

Israel’s successful public relation campaigns through the ever-willing western media partners, coupled with the relentless work and pressure carried out by its powerful backers in Washington DC, London, Paris and elsewhere, has borne stupendous results.

Mar 30 10:36

FLASHBACK – 1963: Five Jews Arrested for Painting Swastikas on Israel Consulate

Five Jews were arrested early this morning by police who charged that they caught the persons painting swastikas on the front of the Israeli Consulate-General building at 11 East 70th Street. The building also houses the Israel mission to the United Nations.

Three of the five were named by police as Miklos Weinstock, 22; David Falkowitz, 17; and Shalom Grohman, 17. The names of the two others were withheld, in accordance with police regulations, because they are juveniles under 16.

All five gave their addresses as being in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, an area inhabited by many ultra-zealous religious Jews. All were arraigned before magistrates today on charges of malicious mischief, and paroled for further hearings November 15.

Mar 30 09:58

Top U.S. Commander: Iran’s Heightened Threat Since Nuclear Deal May Require Military Action

YUP! Trump is a big idiot!

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. needs to consider military action to disrupt Iran’s malign activities in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, which have intensified since the Islamic Republic signed a nuclear deal with world powers in 2015, a top American commander warned American lawmakers.

Mar 30 09:36

Israel says to cut another $2 mln from its UN contribution

Israel said on Wednesday it would cut a further $2 million from its already reduced contribution this year to the United Nations in protest at resolutions taken against it at the world body’s various forums.

Mar 30 08:43

ZIONIST CREATED ANTI-SEMITISM

Freedom of speech and academic freedom are much cherished freedoms and must also be applicable to critics of politicians of the “Jewish State.” However, the relentless pro-Israel lobby thwarts this important right in Germany and in the world by using infamous and groundless accusations of anti-Semitism. We cannot and must not permit it!

Mar 30 08:42

TIMELY TOON ~~ AIPAC DECLARES WAR ON BDS MOVEMENT

Netanyahu addressed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS, movement aimed at Israel, saying Israel will defend itself on the “moral battlefield… We’ll defend ourselves against slander and boycotts.”

Mar 30 08:30

Jewish teen arrested for US bomb threats 'has tumour'

An Israeli-American teenager accused of making dozens of anti-Semitic bomb threats that led to concern and a backlash in the United States has autism and a brain tumour, his lawyer told a court Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure......

Let's all feel sorry for the guy and let him go!

Because only a filthy Jew-hating anti-Semite who wants Hitler to come back and gas Jewish babies in the ovens would want this poor guy, a victim of his autism and tumour, locked up for making all those bomb threats, right? Of course right!

Mar 30 07:48

Palestinian-American teacher brutally attacked by Jewish Defense League outside AIPAC conference

A 55-year old Palestinian-American instructor at a community college in North Carolina was “brutally beaten” by members of the Jewish Defense League (JDL) while walking by the AIPAC conference in Washington DC on Sunday, according to a video and statement released by the Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU) today. The man was identified as Kamal Nayfeh.

The JDL affiliates “punched and kicked him and hit him in the face with flag poles, leaving him with cuts and bruises all over his face and body,” said the IMEU in the statement. Photos were taken of Nayfeh after the and beatings show his face bloodied and bruised.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Jewish Defense League was declared a terrorist group back in 1986. They tried to assassinate Congressman Daryl Issa in 2001. FBI statistics show that, from 1980 through 1985, there were 18 officially classified terrorist attacks in the U.S. committed by Jews; 15 of those by members of the JDL. So why are they still at large?

Mar 30 07:26

Palestinian woman shot dead in Jerusalem’s Old City

Israeli police killed Siham al-Nimir months after “accidental” slaying of her son.

Mar 30 07:25

Israel is world’s leading practitioner of water apartheid

Israel markets its water expertise as an agent of change internationally but uses water as a weapon of war against the Palestinians, according to South Africa’s minister of water and sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane.

The minister was criticizing Israel’s policies in a speech during Israeli Apartheid Week delivered earlier this month at the Stellenbosch University in South Africa.

Mokonyane said Israel’s water story has “two faces.” One is Israel as the “world’s leading practitioner of water apartheid.” Israel has full control of all water access and water use in historic Palestine – the West Bank, Gaza Strip and present-day Israel. This “skewed distribution” leaves Palestinians in the West Bank with 73 liters per person per day, Mokonyane said, compared to 240-300 liters for Israelis.

The Palestinian share is far less than the World Health Organization’s recommendation of 100 liters per person per day for domestic use, hospitals, schools and other institutions.

Mar 29 08:55

IN PHOTOS ~~ RUNNING FOR GAZA IN BROOKLYN

On March 25th, for the 3rd year in a row, UNRWA held a 5K run in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. The sky was threatening, the temperature was moderate after a week of winter cold, and the rain never arrived. At 8AM people started arriving to pick up their numbers, tee shirts, and have something to eat. At 9AM about 1400 runners took off – they included babies and grandparents, some ran, some walked, some were pushed in carriages and some were in wheelchairs, one used a scooter and many were carried. It was truly a joyful family event. The Brooklyn event raised approximately $200,000 for mental health services for the children of Gaza. The people of Gaza will see photos and videos of the event – they will see that good people are thinking of them and trying to help. There will be 4 more 5K runs in other U.S. cities. The people of Gaza will not be forgotten!

Mar 29 08:55

PALESTINIANS ARE NOT PEOPLE!

There is a strange headline in the Israeli Press today …. (Click on link to see report)

‘Over a thousand innocent people in prison’

Mar 29 08:53

Ultra-Orthodox Jews protest against Israel military service

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews took to the streets of Jerusalem on Tuesday to protest against compulsory military service at a time of increased tensions between them and Israeli authorities.

Mar 29 08:37

The US-Israel Special Relationship Timeline That AIPAC Doesn’t Want You To See

May 14, 1948– Official Recognition- The United States of America becomes the first country to officially recognize Israel as an independent nation.

1949-1973- US-Israel Aid Commences– The United States gives Israel an average of $122 million per year in foreign aid payments.

Summer 1954– Lavon Affair– Israel recruits Egyptian Jews to blow up American and British targets in Egypt. Israel planned on blaming the murderous false-flag attacks on the Muslim Brotherhood in an effort to garner support from the US and Britain. After officially denying any involvement, the Israeli government finally admitted their role in the incident in 2005 by honoring the surviving agents with a certificate of appreciation.

Mar 29 08:31

Perfect Timing: Islamic State Vows to Destroy Iran For ‘Protecting’ Jews

In a new video, Islamic State cites Tehran's "tolerance" for Jews as the reason for all-out war on Iran. What?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think they are making up these lies using a dart board!

Mar 29 08:14

At AIPAC Protest, Young American Jews Voice Rejection of Israeli Policies

Journalist and author Max Blumenthal says the vocal Jewish-led protests at this year's AIPAC Policy Conference highlight a growing generational divide on Israel-Palestine

Mar 28 13:19

Syria Threatens To Fire SCUD Missiles Into Israel If Attacked Again

By Brandon Turbeville

According to a report by Lebanese media, Syria has issued a very serious warning to Israel – bomb Syria again and SCUD missiles will rain down on Israel.

According to the report by al-Diyar, the message was delivered via Russian officials. It quite clearly stated that, if Israel attacks Syria again, Syria will respond with deadly force, including the use of SCUD missiles against Israeli targets...

Mar 28 12:26

What is Israel’s Agenda in Syria?

Last week Israel launched yet another airstrike against Syria, and as usual – no condemnation for the UN or the international community. This time, Syria finally fired back.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"What do you mean, 'they shot back!' Are they allowed to do that?!?" -- Nodding Yahoo

Mar 28 10:11

LATUFF’S SOLIDARITY WITH GAZA ON YOUTUBE

Mar 28 10:10

AIPAC IS BACK IN TOWN!

Spring in Washington would not be complete without the city’s famous cherry blossoms and the annual “Policy Conference” meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). The 15,000 plus participants began arriving on Sunday and will be here at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center until tomorrow morning, at which point many of them will descend on Congress like a swarm of ravenous locusts to make sure that our Solons on the Potomac are doing what is right by Israel.

AIPAC is the most powerful foreign policy lobby in Washington. It’s annual budget exceeds $77 million plus it has an endowment of $100 million. It has nearly 400 employees and also supports local chapters and initiatives throughout the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But this year, something is different; a smell of change in the air, which I hope grows. As reported yesterday by presstv.com:

Americans hold protest in Washington against Zionist lobby

And to those Jewish Americans/peace activists who protested peacefully: bravo, well done!!

Mar 28 07:37

How Chicago’s Jewish Federation funds anti-Muslim hatred

A Chicago-based group that claims to “stand against hate” has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to organizations identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as “anti-Muslim extremists,” tax documents reveal.

According to an investigation by the Chicago chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace, the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago, also called the Jewish Federation, gave nearly $650,000 to Daniel Pipes’ Middle East Forum between 2011 and 2014.

The group also contributed $26,000 to Steven Emerson’s Investigative Project on Terrorism during the same time period.

Emerson and Pipes have a long history of disseminating forged or false information with the aim of maligning Muslims in the United States.

Mar 28 07:36

Hacker targeting Palestine Solidarity Campaign claimed to be Mossad

Whoever was behind a cyber attack on the UK’s Palestine Solidarity Campaign earlier this month defaced its social media in the name of an Israeli spy agency, it has emerged.

The attack was reported to police, the campaign said in a statement.

A spokesperson for the campaign has provided The Electronic Intifada with new details about the attack.

Mar 28 07:35

Israel's airstrike on Syria spooks Middle East

Israeli warplanes carrying out airstrikes on a shipment of Iranian arms to Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas in Syria managed to evade Syrian air-defense missiles but the incident is a graphic demonstration of how the war has the potential to further inflame the region.

There are likely to be further Israeli airstrikes against Hezbol­lah in Syria, reflecting deepening Israeli concerns that Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and their Lebanese ally are establish­ing a new front on the divided Go­lan Heights from which to fight the Jewish state.

Mar 27 15:09

Israel urges citizens to leave Egypt's Sinai, citing IS threat

Israel on Monday urged citizens vacationing in Egypt's Sinai peninsula to leave immediately, saying the threat of attacks inspired by Islamic State and other jihadi groups was high.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel is about to invade Egypt.

Mar 27 13:31

Trump ‘Seriously Considering’ Moving Israel Embassy: Pence

US President Donald trump is “serious” about moving the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem al-Quds, says Vice President Mike Pence.

“After decades of talking about it, the President is giving serious consideration to moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” Pence told the 2017 AIPAC policy conference in Washington, DC, on Sunday.

Mar 27 12:33

Despite Campaign Promises, Trump Set To Outdo Obama On Military Adventurism

When asked about Trump attitudes toward war, MIT professor and renowned linguist and political analyst Noam Chomsky told MintPress News that the idea that he was an anti-war candidate “was based on his criticisms of the Iraq and Libya attacks (which, contrary to his lies, he supported) and his ambiguous statements about reducing tensions with Russia – a good thing, if he meant it. But his actual policies are extremely dangerous.”

“[This includes] the sharp increase in the military budget, the weakening of restrictions on drone strikes, and the wild charges about Iran,” Chomsky said, adding that what really worries those who pay attention to these issues “is his megalomania and unpredictability…we know how someone who goes berserk over minor slights might react in a moment of crisis.”

Mar 27 11:52

Americans Hold Protest In Washington Against Zionist Lobby

Pro-Palestinian activists have demonstrated outside of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference in Washington, DC to protest against the most powerful pro-Israel lobbying group in the United States.

Mar 27 11:07

Syria Threatens Scud Strikes If Israel Attacks Again

Israel had been intermittently attacking Syrian military targets throughout the Syrian Civil War, but that conflict has escalated dramatically in recent weeks, with Syria resisting larger Israeli strikes with anti-aircraft missiles, and Israel continuing to strike, and threatening to wipe out Syria’s air defenses outright.

Syria has a considerable cache of Scud missiles, which it acquired over the years in large part related to their ongoing arms race with Israel. Syrian officials reportedly threatened to hit military bases in northern Israel, and potentially strikes against the Haifa Port if Israel attacks civilian targets in Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Syrian President Al-Assad, a word, please; do NOT give the Israeli government the "justification" for Israel and the US to go into Syria militarily, by using these scud weapons.

Right now, your best recourse is appealing to Russia President Putin for the best defensive weapons they can provide you.

Mar 27 10:41

Protests Disrupt Start of Pro-Israel AIPAC Conference in US Capital

At Sunday’s opening of the 2017 AIPAC conference in Washington DC, hundreds of protesters formed a human chain blocking access to the event, chanting phrases to bring attention to illegal seizures of Palestinian land by Israel, and what is increasingly referred to as a state of apartheid in the country.

Mar 27 10:24

AMERICAN JEWS PROTEST PRO-ISRAEL CONFERENCE ON EVE OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OCCUPATION

More than 1,000 Jews and allies marched on Sunday on the annual policy conference held by the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the largest pro-Israel institution in the American Jewish community. Following the march, members of IfNotNow dropped two banners inside the conference which read “IfNotNow Rejects AIPAC and the Occupation #JewishResistance”.

This year’s conference, the first of Donald Trump’s presidency, comes during the 50th year of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories. The protesters emphasized that in this time, AIPAC has done more than any other Jewish institution to entrench the occupation and normalize its effects in the American Jewish community.

Mar 27 08:33

Trump’s Ambassador to Israel is Truly Terrifying

During the campaign, Friedman contributed commentary to Arutz Sheva, an extreme right-wing publication based in Israel. In an August 2016 post, he called for an “end to the two-state narrative,” which he described as the product of a U.S. State Department “with a hundred-year history of anti-Semitism.” Friedman will now be collecting a paycheck from that evil institution. He continued, “At this juncture, a Palestinian state is the last thing the [Palestinian] middle class wants—they know better than anyone how corrupt and inept their people are at self-government.” According to him, no Palestinians in the West Bank (he prefers to call them “Arabs of Judea and Samaria”) are “under any physical threat by the Israeli government.” This was news to me. I’ve traveled repeatedly to Hebron, where I’ve seen the barbed wire surrounding the Palestinian part of town and the watchtowers with heavily armed Israeli soldiers facing toward the Arabs inside.

Mar 27 08:30

Smears by Israel envoy rejected in UK Parliament probe

A formal investigation has rejected Israeli government claims that a British lawmaker hosted an anti-Semitic event in Parliament.

The complaint stems from an October 2016 meeting hosted in a parliamentary committee room by Jenny Tonge, a member of the unelected upper chamber, the House of Lords.

It was organized by the Palestinian Return Centre, a UK-based advocacy organization, to launch the Balfour Apology Campaign. The campaign seeks an official apology from the UK government for Britain’s promise a century ago to help the Zionist movement establish a homeland in Palestine.

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It does get tiring after a while, doesn't it?

Mar 27 08:20

JEWS AGAINST AIPAC ~~ ‘IF NOT NOW, WHEN?’

Activists from the IfNotNow group entered a conference held by the America Israel Public Affairs Committee Sunday, demanding that American Jews stop supporting what they say are Israeli abuses toward the Palestinians.

Mar 27 08:19

ZIONISM AS A BACKDROP TO HATRED AND VIOLENCE

I regard Zionism as being the antithesis of everything that is decent, humane and just. As for anti-Zionism, to me, it has no special meaning because I am opposed any individual or organisation — irrespective of ethnicity, religion, or political ideology — that in any way violates the rights of others.

Mar 26 09:41

WAR ON BDS INTENSIFIES

Palestinian society has condemned Israel’s arrest and interrogation of Omar Barghouti, a co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement as the next step in Israel’s fight against the BDS movement as a whole.

Mar 26 09:13

Netanyahu Rejects US Proposal on Reining in Settlement Growth

After four solid days of negotiations, the US-Israel talks on a deal for slowing settlement construction in the occupied West Bank still does not appear to be close to resolved, with all indications that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is continuing to reject all specific proposals.

Netanyahu actually initiated the talks as a way of trying to resolve a disagreement over the rate of settlement expansion with the Trump Administration, and he is said to have agreed “in principle” with the idea of slowing construction. Getting him pinned down on exactly what that means is another matter.

Netanyahu already made the announcement that the deal, which hasn’t been reached, won’t include any restrictions on construction in occupied East Jerusalem. The most recent US proposal would’ve conceded that point and given a specific metric on construction in the main settlement blocs in the West Bank, but Netanyahu rejected it because it called for halting expansion in the isolated settlements.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, a word please; focusing your foreign policy efforts on exercises in futility will not move your foreign policy forward.

May I strongly suggest that you move away from the Israeli/Palestinian issue for this very reason, at least at this moment in Israeli history.

You need to wait until the people of Israel regain their collective geopolitical sanity, and vote him out of office.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is the kind of interesting, and belligerently hubristic, piece of work human being who will "relieve himself" in your face, then insist it must be raining.

Mar 26 09:04

US Will Keep Ground Troops in Libya

In a press briefing at the Pentagon today, African Command leader Gen. Thomas Waldhauser announced that the US intends to keep ground troops in Libya for the foreseeable future to support “friendly forces,” and to “degrade” the ISIS forces that remain in the country.

Waldhauser did not specify how many US troops are in Libya now, or how many will stay, but did estimate that there were less than 200 ISIS fighters left in Libya. The US had announced the end of the anti-ISIS campaign in Libya back in December, but never fully withdrew from the country.

The US forces were in Libya trying to help the “unity” government defeat ISIS in the city of Sirte. US officials repeatedly claimed the city was totally surrounded, and that no ISIS fighters would get away, though when the fighting finally ended, a substantial number of ISIS fighters did in fact get away.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: this is "military-speak" for the reality that the US government is never leaving Libya because of the oil and the oil pipelines.

Mar 26 08:55

We Mean Business: Syria Will Fire Scuds at Israel in Response to Airstrikes

The Syrian government has announced that it will retaliate should Israel continue to conduct airstrikes on Syrian territory.

Any further airstrikes on Syrian territory will be met with deadly force and retaliation strikes deep within Israeli soil, they said.

According to the message, delivered via Russian mediators, attacks on Syrian military objects will be met with Scud missiles launched at Israeli military (IDF) bases. If Israel attacks civilian infrastructure, Syrian missiles will be fired at Israel's Haifa port and petrochemical plant. The missiles will be launched without any prior notice, the statement said.

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"No; according to the rules we just made up, WE can bomb YOU, but you are not allowed to bomb us back! If you do, then you are just filthy Jew-hating anti-Semites who want Hitler to come back and gas Jewish babies in the ovens!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Mar 26 07:55

BEX - How a zookeeper’s hero wife saved hundreds of Jews from the Nazis

When aiding a Jew in Poland was punishable by death, the Zabinskis saved 300 of them. Their story, recounted in Diane Ackerman’s haunting 2007 book, “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” is the basis for the film of the same name: Out Friday, it stars Jessica Chastain as Antonina, a woman of compassion so fierce you wonder why she isn’t better known.
Note: yet another miracle of the holocau$t. The author found all this out in 2003!

Mar 25 10:54

French ambassador blurts out: "That shitty little country Israel.."

Ms Amiel wrote that the “ambassador of a major EU country told me” that the international security crisis had been triggered by “that shitty little country Israel”. The ambassador, according to Ms Amiel, added: “Why should we be in danger of world war three because of these people?” Ms Amiel, to protect the identity of her guest, did not name the ambassador.

Mar 25 09:03

Israel threatens to destroy Syria’s air defence systems ‘without the slightest hesitation’

Israel‘s defence minister has threatened to destroy Syria‘s air defence systems if they are used to target Israeli fighter jets again.

The Israeli military said it shot down one of several anti-aircraft rockets fired at its warplanes by Syria last week in the most serious military exchange between the two hostile neighbours in recent years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"How DARE you shoot at our planes when they drop bombs on you! Only a filthy Jew-hating anti-Semite who wants Hitler to come back and gas Jewish babies in the ovens would do a thing like that!!!!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Mar 25 08:42

Israel kills three Palestinian children in one week

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian boy and critically injured three others in the central occupied West Bank on Thursday night, bringing to three the number of children killed by soldiers in the past week.

Video and photos appear to contradict Israel’s claims about the slaying of 17-year-old Muhammad al-Hattab, who was shot in the chest and shoulder.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Okay, so maybe the kid wasn't throwing bombs at us, but he WANTED to! The little putz had it coming!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Mar 25 07:51

Media Was SILENT When Leaked Audio Revealed Hillary Wanted To Rig Foreign Elections

On October 28, 2016, the New York Observer released a leaked audio clip from back in 2006 in which Hillary Clinton proposed rigging a foreign election to achieve the desired outcome that she wanted. The media did not report on audio clip when it was released in 2016 because it would have been extremely damaging to then presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.

Mar 24 10:16

Actor Richard Gere in Hebron: ‘it’s exactly like what the what the Old South was in America’

Not a Palestinian in sight. Soldiers and settlers roam comparatively carefree. The roads are too quiet. All of the shops are shuttered. Gere is stunned:

“This is the thing that’s flipping me out right now,” Gere stammers to his Hebron guides, activists with the Israeli human rights group Breaking the Silence, former soldiers that now advocate against Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territory, “Of everything we’ve seen for two days, the people we’ve talked to, it’s…I mean…I’m…I’m touched by that, I know that story. But this is really bizarre.”

“This is genuinely strange,” Gere adds, before telling his guides, Hebron is like the Jim Crow South:

Mar 24 09:40

Trump’s son-in-law funds Israeli settlement projects

Big conflict of interest for Kushner and Trump!

In recent years, the parents of Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and trusted confidant of US President-elect Donald Trump, have donated tens of thousands of dollars to organisations and institutions located in illegal West Bank settlements, according to their tax forms.

Kushner’s family donates a few million dollars a year on average to charitable causes through the Charles and Seryl Kushner Foundation, which Jared sits on the board of along with his brother and two sisters. The foundation was established in 1997.Another key beneficiary of Kushner charity in Israel is the Israeli army. Between 2011 and 2013, the foundation donated a total of $315,000 to Friends of the IDF, on whose board Jared serves.

Mar 24 09:17

Washington Talks End Without Agreement On Israeli Settlements

Most countries consider Israeli settlements, built on land captured in the 1967 Middle East war, to be illegal. Israel disagrees.

The Trump administration reiterated its concerns about Israeli settlement activity, the two sides said on Thursday, as a round of talks ended without agreement over limiting future construction on land the Palestinians want for a state.

The four days of high-level meetings in Washington marked the latest step by President Donald Trump’s aides aimed at opening the way to renewed peace diplomacy between Israel and the Palestinians, despite deep skepticism in the United States and Middle East over the chances for success.

Trump’s Middle East envoy, Jason Greenblatt, who recently returned from a visit to the region, led the U.S. delegation in what were described as “intensive discussions” with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief of staff Yoav Horowitz and foreign policy adviser Jonathan Schachter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Notice how that mainstream corporate presstitutes have been ignoring these meetings as though they represented the plague itself.

And President Trump, a word, please.

Exercises in futility will not bring credibility to your foreign policy

Israel has demonstrated, since its inception, that it is pathologically incapable of being a good neighbor to any of the countries surrounding it, and also refuses to state, clearly, what the State of Israel's borders are, and that is because of the following reason.

This is because of their"vision" if you will, of creating what is called in Israel "Eretz Israel" or Greater Israel, which will run from the Nile to the Euphrates.Let's take a look at a map, and see what bits and pieces of other countries have to be ceded in order to make that happen:

map: Eretz Israel

We've got hunks of Jordan; Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt and Saudi Arabia which will have to go in order for Israel to accomplish this; and these countries won't let that happen without a fight.

And so, what is Israel doing right now to claim more territory closer to home, and by any means necessary?!?

It is practicing serial genocide against the Palestinians; it has ramped up a brisk annexation program in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, throwing out Palestinians whose families have lived in those homes for generations.

This is the country which will not declare it is a nuclear armed country, even though it is; will not sign the NNPT (which, I might add, Iran has done), and refuses to have its nuclear weapons inspected.

This is the country which attempted to frame Egypt for the deliberate Israeli attack against the USS Liberty; this is the country which cheer-led the disastrous US military attack against Iraq (because it was an alleged "existential threat" against Israel, because of its great standard of living under Saddam Hussein), and continues to advocate for a US-led military strike against Iran (again, because it is an alleged "existential threat" to Israel). This is the country bombing Syria, unprovoked, and uninvited, in order to attempt to accomplish regime change there.

President Trump, it is time to cut your losses with Israel, and move on to something that can truly be accomplished; and unfortunately, a just and lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians will only happen after pigs have discovered the ability to fly.

Mar 23 14:01

Trump Was Right: Jewish Teen Arrested For Bomb Threats To Jewish Centers

A 19-year-old Jewish teenager with dual Israeli-American citizenship was arrested Thursday by Israeli police as the "main suspect in a wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the United States," the AP reports.

President Trump was viciously attacked in February for suggesting the threats may have been a false flag to "make people look bad."

Mar 23 13:57

The UN’s moral failure on Israeli apartheid

Lawrence Davidson views the UN’s moral failure, shown by its withdrawal of a report on Israeli apartheid, and examines the false utterances by the New York Times and the Trump administration on this issue.>>

Mar 23 10:26

ARE WE SEEING A NEW EXODUS FROM ISRAEL?

A third of Jewish Israelis would leave the country if they could, according to a poll conducted by Masa Israeli, a group looking at the divisions of Jewish society in Israel.

It found that secular Jews were the most likely to want to immigrate, with 36% saying they would leave the country if they could. Orthodox Jews were the least likely to want to immigrate; only 7% said they would leave.

The poll, which was reported by the Walla! news site, found that while 44% of secular Jewish Israelis identify as Israelis foremost, 83% of traditional and 90% of religious Jewish Israelis identify as Jews foremost.

Mar 23 08:52

Haaretz: Russia Destroyed Israel's Dream of a Democratic Syria

Haaretz just published the magnum opus of Israeli mourning for what "could have been" in Syria.

We are of course referring to "They Broke It, They Should Fix It: Let Russia and Iran Pay to Rebuild Syria". If you enjoy the headline, you'll love the self-righteous delusions which follow it.

According to Haaretz: Israel yearned for democracy in Syria; Israel wanted desperately to help fight Islamic State in Syria; Israel wanted to provide humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees.

But Haaretz very helpfully clarifies: Syrian democracy was destroyed by Russia and Iran's support for Assad and an "opposition dominated by Islamist militants"; Defeating Islamic State is a "no-brainer", but it "would involve partnering with Iran"; and while Israel would love to provide aid to suffering Syrians, "realistically there’s no policy that will yield the kind of results that would truly benefit the Syrian people."

Mar 23 08:51

13 Suspects Arrested in Israel Aerospace Industries Corruption Scandal

Israel Aerospace Industries corruption scandal: Former senior IDF officer among suspects. Charges include fraud, money laundering, breach of trust. Police cite 'systematic criminal conduct, deep corruption.'

Mar 23 08:44

Israel’s propagandists shoot themselves in the foot as they shoot off their mouths

If you have ever visited a blog or on-line discussion group on the Middle East you have doubtless had the misfortune to run into them.

They are known by the language they use: depraved sexual insults, bile, bigotry, threats, disinformation and character assassination. That’s right: I’m talking about “hasbarats,” Zionist trolls who infect the Internet with hasbara, pro-Israel propaganda. Of course, mainstream media hasbarats have been around for decades, as have “hasbaratchiks,” fifth-columns in foreign governments who subvert national policies to serve Israel. The Internet, though, is the latest, some might say the greatest, propaganda playground, and Israel cannot cope with factual, passionate, well-documented stories that expose its war crimes and unrepentant criminality.

Mar 23 08:36

Trump's Labor Secretary nominee faces questions over why he cut a deal with pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein instead of indicting him on federal sex crimes

Another BAD appointment by Trump! Trump's appointee gave a serial child molester a pass!

President Donald Trump's labor secretary nominee is facing questions over the unusual plea deal he oversaw for billionaire sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein, while serving as US attorney in Miami.

Alexander Acosta made a deal with Epstein which meant he avoided federal prosecution and a potential life prison sentence when he was found guilty of soliciting prostitution in 2008.

He is now at the center of a lawsuit, which names President Donald Trump as a witness, which accuses him of mishandling the case a decade ago.

Critics, including attorneys for some underage victims of financier Epstein, claim the plea agreement was a 'sweetheart deal' made possible only by Epstein's wealth, connections and high-powered lawyers.

The story resurfaced just hours before his confirmation hearing for the secretary of labor was set to start.

Mar 23 08:20

Gaza teen killed by Israeli fire

A Palestinian teen was killed and two others injured by shelling on Gaza on Wednesday as the Israeli army chief of staff admitted to “disproportionate” use of force in response to rockets fired from the territory.

Yousif Shaaban Abu Athra, whose age has been reported as either 15 or 18, was killed by tank fire before dawn in eastern Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Mar 23 07:48

Is Criticizing neocon thuggery anti-Semitism?

The hatred of Trump runs so deep that a leading neocon Bill Kristol actually tweeted that he would prefer a country run by bureaucrats and special interests rather than the current constitutional arrangement.

Mar 23 07:36

An 18-year-old US-Israeli citizen is allegedly behind most of the Jewish community center bomb threats

An 18-year-old man has been arrested in Israel over a series of bomb threats made to Jewish community centers worldwide over a six month period, according to The Jerusalem Post.

A US-Israeli citizen, the suspect is reportedly responsible for bomb and other threats across the US, as well as in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. He is a Jewish Israeli, the Associated Press reports.

Mar 22 17:47

Regional, World War Possible As Israel Continues To Provoke Full-Scale Confrontation With Syria

By Brandon Turbeville

The war in Syria is heating up yet again with signs that the conflict may soon be about to take greater international dimensions. This is all due to greater Israeli participation and aggression in Syria against the Syrian military and on the behalf of terrorist organizations fighting against the Syrian government. The questions that remain, however, are whether or not the Israelis are willing to tempt the resolve of the anti-terrorist coalition of Syria, Hezbollah, Iran, and Russia and how steadfast that resolve of those powers might actually be.

In the past week, we have seen an escalation in the Syrian conflict the likes of which we have not seen in decades in terms of Israeli-Syrian tensions as well as the potential for a clash of nuclear world powers in the Middle East as a combat theatre....

Mar 22 12:52

Israel’s Illegal Occupation Most Malignant in the World, Says UN Rapporteur

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Michael Lynk, has described the Israeli occupation as “the most malignant” in the world. The Canadian official added that perpetuating an alien rule over almost five million people, against their fervent wishes, inevitably requires the repression of rights, the erosion of the rule of law, the abrogation of international commitments and the imposition of deeply discriminatory practices.

Mar 22 12:51

US boycotts UN human rights session on Israel

The US has boycotted a United Nations Human Rights Council session focusing on Israel’s human rights violations against the Palestinians due to the inter-governmental body’s "bias" against Israel.

Mar 22 12:48

Israel: America’s Mad Dog in Syria

Israel has played an increasingly provocative role in the destructive conflict unfolding within and along Syria’s borders since 2011. To many observers, it appears Israeli policy borders between opportunistic and unilateral aggression. In reality, Israel’s role in the Syrian conflict fits a much larger and long-term pattern with Anglo-American plans not only for Syria but for the entire region.

A more recent row between Israel and Syria was the reported incursion of Israeli warplanes into Syrian airspace, including attacks near the eastern Syrian city of Palmyra. Palmyra hosts an ongoing battle between Syrian forces and the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (ISIS) terrorist organization. Israeli airstrikes against Syrian forces – then – would have facilitated ISIS operations in the region.

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Mar 22 12:28

Israel preps for war on Gaza and Lebanon

Israel is drawing up contingency plans to evacuate up to a quarter-million civilians from border communities to protect them from attacks from Hamas, Hezbollah or other groups. The mass evacuations would be the biggest in Israel’s history, part of a bigger plan where the army works with municipalities to keep civilians safe. All sides have been preparing in case a new round of warfare breaks out, although Hezbollah currently is tied down in Syria’s civil war fighting in support of President Bashar Assad.

Each side has warned that a new conflict would be worse than previous ones. Hezbollah fired more than 4,000 rockets on Israeli communities in the 2006 War, while Israel bombarded civilian and Hezbollah targets in Lebanon. The month of fighting killed an estimated 1,300 Lebanese, 44 Israeli civilians and 121 Israeli soldiers.

Mar 22 11:57

Xi Jinping urges two-state Palestinian solution in talks with Israeli PM

Beijing on Tuesday called for peaceful coexistence between Israel and an independent Palestinian state “as soon as possible”.

In a meeting with visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Xi Jinping said a stable Middle East was in the interests of both China and Israel.

“The conflict between Israel and Palestine has had a long lasting impact on the Middle East,” he was quoted by CCTV as saying. “China appreciates that the Israeli side will continue to tackle the Israeli-Palestinian issue on the basis of the “two-state solution”.

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President Xi Jinping, a word, please: I have a very strong sense that you said this "for public consumption", but would suggest that this will only happen when pigs discover how to fly.

At some level you need to understand that Israel does not want peace in the Middle East; they want territory, and by any means necessary, as far as the Israeli government is concerned, and regional destabilization is the only way they believe they can achieve it. Please remember what the term "Eretz Israel" means to Israeli hard liners; a country stretching from the Nile to the Euphrates River.

Here's a map of how this larger Israel would look:

Map: Eretz Israel

And notice the bits of other countries which come under Israel's control, if this came about; large hunks if Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia would have to be ceded, before this happened.

The Israeli government bombed the USS Liberty, and attempted to blame Egypt for it, nearly causing a Third World war; they cheer-led the US's catastrophic war against Iraq; they are cheer leading for a US-backed war against Iran; they are attacking Syria, uninvited and unprovoked; they are committing serial genocide against the Palestinians, and doing brisk, illegal annexations of Palestinian territory in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

After evaluating all this, can you rationally, and reasonably believe that the Israeli government wants to create a two-state solution with the Palestinians?

I am afraid, Sir, the short answer is, "absolutely not!"

Mar 22 11:37

Israeli Ban Targeting Boycott Supporters Raises Alarm Abroad

A law barring foreigners from entering Israel if they back boycotts against the country is causing alarm among liberal American Jews and others who perceive an attempt to suppress critical political opinion.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing government has long campaigned against the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, describing it as anti-Semitic and an attempt to erase Israel’s legitimacy.

The movement, launched in 2005 as a non-violent campaign to press Israel to heed international law and end its occupation of territory Palestinians seek for a state, has gathered momentum in recent years even if its economic impact remains negligible.

On March 6, Israel’s parliament passed legislation saying any individuals or representatives of groups supporting BDS-type boycotts - excluding Israeli citizens and permanent residents - would be barred from the country.

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Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, a word, please; the government of Israel has already lost its legitimacy through the very apartheid treatment of Palestinians; through indefinite detention of Palestinian prisoners who may well have committed no crime, and the torturing of Palestinian children in order to obtain "confessions" leading to more arrests of Palestinians.

And you cannot, logically, claim that this movement is anti-Semitic, as it is not at all against the Jewish religion, but against practices of the Israeli government; any rational person can see that.

But then again, unfortunately, rationality and the Israeli government have not had an ongoing relationship for some time.

And since the language of morality is not one in which Tel Aviv appears to be fluent, the language of economics, as in the potential damage BDS has to ultimately, and peacefully, damage the Israeli economy, appears to be the only language the government in Tel Aviv understands.

So, sir, that is the language which will continue to be used against the Israeli government's practice of apartheid, until that practice is discontinued.

Mar 22 10:30

BEX ALERT - Report: Pyongyang Military Exports Directly Threaten Israel; Latest Arms Convoy to Hezbollah Struck by IDF in Syria Contained North Korean Missiles

North Korean exporting of missile and other military systems to countries and terrorist organizations around the world directly threatens the Jewish state, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Monday.

According to Channel 2, Arab media outlets reported over the weekend that an arms shipment on its way to Hezbollah was attacked by the IDF in Syria late Thursday night/early Friday morning. The shipment, according to these sources, included advanced North Korean missiles. Channel 2 added that the nuclear reactor in Syria, which Israel destroyed in September 2007, was built for President Bashar Assad with the aid of the regime in Pyongyang.

Mar 22 09:29

FEMINISM AND APARTHEID

Attacking the International Women’s Strike on March 8, supporters of Israel argued that the decolonization of Palestine has no place in feminism and further asked if there is a place for Zionists in the feminist movement. We turn the question around and ask if the occupation of Palestine, the bombings of Gaza, the apartheid that applies two separate and unequal systems to Israel’s relationship to Palestinians–can be compatible with feminism? While Israel’s apologists were posing such questions, the Israeli army, as reported by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, was busy shutting down two events in Jerusalem marking International Women’s Day.

Mar 22 08:23

Netanyahu to Putin: Israeli airstrikes in Syria will continue

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Israeli forces will continue airstrikes in Syria if they deem it necessary.
“If there is feasibility from an intelligence and military standpoint – we attack and so it will continue,” Netanyahu said during a visit to China, adding that he had informed Putin of Israel’s intentions.

According to the Jerusalem Post, the Israeli PM also dismissed reports that Russia was insisting that Israel cease its military operations on Syrian territory.

Mar 21 11:46

ex-mossad agent explains the "anti-semite" trick


ex-mossad agent victor ostrovsky explains the "anti-semite" trick -- how jews conspire together to silence critics of israel, jews and zionism

Mar 21 10:09

If they want to burn it, you want to read it!

Jewish history is a chain of disasters: inquisitions, holocausts and pogroms. Time after time, throughout their history, Jews find themselves discriminated against, persecuted and expelled and, to most Jews, this continuum of tragedy is largely a mystery. Yet one would expect that Jews, clever people for sure, would peer into their past, understand it and take whatever measures necessary to change their fate.

Mar 21 09:52

ISRAEL’S PROJECT OF COLONIALISM

Jeremy R. Hammond – Israel was a colonialist project from the outset, and so remains today

Mar 21 09:09

PLO condemns UN for removing report accusing Israel of apartheid

The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) has condemned the UN for revoking a report accusing Israel of imposing an apartheid regime on Palestinians.

"Instead of succumbing to political blackmail or allowing itself to be censured or intimidated by external parties, the UN should condemn the acts described in the report and hold Israel responsible,” said PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi on Saturday.

On Friday, a senior United Nations official, Jordanian Rima Khalaf, resigned due to coercive measures used against her to withdraw the UN report which was taken down from UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) website.

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"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." -- Attributed to Voltaire, but most likely Kevin Alfred Strom

Mar 21 09:08

Netanyahu seeks end to Russia airstrikes in Syria to avert Israel's collapse: Nasrallah

The secretary general of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, says Israel seeks an end to Russia's military campaign against the Daesh terrorist group in Syria to avert the Tel Aviv regime’s collapse.

Mar 21 08:39

Putin Sends Message to Israel: ‘Your Freedom to Act in Syria Is Over’

First the first time ever, Israel was forced to officially acknowledge the airstrike in Syria – most likely because this time an Israeli plane was downed, as well as another possibly hit – while carrying out pre-dawn strikes against Syria near Palmyra.

Predictably, Israel are completely denying their planes were hit, for public relations reasons.

However, Russia was not happy with Israel’s reckless attacks last Friday, especially as they came on the heals of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Moscow last week, where he and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the regional security situation and well as conflicts in the airspace over Syria. Israel’s demands were that it would not stand for a Iranian military presence in Syria, or that of Hezbollah which Tel Aviv label as “Iran’s proxies.”

Mar 21 08:36

INSIDE THE TRUMP LOBBY THAT WANTS TO BREAK-UP IRAQ

A secret network tied to Cambridge Analytica, Islamist insurgents, ExxonMobil and the Koch brothers has convinced Trump to let go of Iraqi national unity.

Ex-Bush administration officials with pro-Trump leanings have forged a secret alliance with a former private Iraqi Pentagon contractor who is a member of one of Iraq’s wealthiest dynasties.Their mission is to promote the break-up of Iraq as the only viable way to defeat the Islamic State (ISIS). They have achieved partial success: on Monday, the Trump administration announced a subtle but seismic shift in US policy toward the possibility of Iraq’s dissolution.Yet this network has been intimately connected to Cambridge Analytica (the technology firm that ran Trump’s election campaign), entities that have sponsored ISIS and other Islamist militants, as well as to ExxonMobil and the Koch brothers?—?who might benefit from the break-up of the country.

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From the moment the US invaded and occupied Iraq, this was precisely the outcome which Israel wanted; Tel Aviv wanted to see a fracturing of Iraq into little fiefdoms, so that it would be impossible for Iraq, as a national entity, to ever attain the status it had as one of the most financially viable, and educationally progressive, countries in the Middle East.

Mar 21 08:27

Campaign Against Antisemitism is a campaign against Palestinians

The Campaign Against Antisemitism is a British propaganda organization and registered charity that specializes in defaming Palestine solidarity campaigners. When I launched a petition calling for the group to be deregistered, it responded in a hostile manner.

It first tried to persuade the website Change.org to take the petition down. When that failed, its supporters attacked the petition in an article published by the Daily Mail, a paper which once praised Adolf Hitler for having “saved Germany from Israelites of international attachments.”

Originality not being its strong point, the Campaign Against Antisemitism then alleged that I was a “notorious anti-Semite.”

Mar 21 08:26

Israel-funded “infiltrators” behind London campus “provocation”

An Israeli soldier’s controversial appearance at University College London (UCL) involved provocations by groups funded from Israel, a journalist for Israeli state media is alleging.

Jerry Lewis, an Israel Radio correspondent for 36 years, said in January that the October incident was an example of pro-Israel “infiltrators” coming onto campuses and endangering Jewish students in the UK.

Lewis said the infiltrators were “interfering” in student affairs and provoking unrest “to make sure they can justify the funding they get from Israel.”

Mar 20 18:49

Russian sub-launches cruise missiles blast 'rebels' israel defended a day earlier with airstrikes in Palmyra Syria.

israeli jets bombed Syrian Government "military targets" at Palmyra:
https://www.rt.com/news/381086-israeli-jets-syria-strikes/

Russian sub-launched cruise missiles then target the fighters israel was defending:
http://www.defenseworld.net/news/18762/Russian_Navy_Launches_Kalibr_Cr...

Please note:
There is no Iranian / Hezbollah transfer station in Palmyra.

The only thing in Palmyra is the Syrian Army on one side, and the ISIS on the other side of a running battle. Along with some Russian bomb disposal teems dismantling booby traps left by ISIS.

For israel to claim this was the location of a Hezbollah/Iran weapons swap is insulting to our intelligence.

Mar 20 17:24

Trump’s Budget Cuts State Dept, Keeps Foreign Aid To Israel, Silent On Other Countries

President Donald Trump’s new budget cuts deep into several agencies, including the State Department, but he is asking Congress to boost US military spending and leave $3.1 billion in foreign aid to Israel intact.

Mar 20 14:30

Syrian UN Envoy: Putin Sent Message to Israel That Its Freedom to Act in Syria Is Over

Russia has sent a clear message to Israel that the rules of the game have changed in Syria and its freedom to act in Syrian skies is over, Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations said on Sunday night.

Mar 20 14:00

SYRIAN PRESIDENT ASSAD: WE'RE COUNTING ON RUSSIA TO PREVENT A CONFLICT WITH ISRAEL

Syrian Preisdent Bashar al-Assad said Monday that he expected to see Moscow play a crucial role in preventing a future conflict with Israel, days after Syria targeted Israel with a ballistic missile.

Mar 20 12:51

Home About Antiwar.com Donate Blog US Casualties Contact Latest NewsIsrael Continues to Attack Syria, Warns Syria Against Resisting Planes

Tensions continue to rise along the Golan Heights frontier, as Israeli warplanes continued to carried out airstrikes against Syrian soil over the weekend, killing a commander in a pro-Syrian militia, and issuing statements warning Syria not to resist the strikes in the future.

Israel responded with shock after Friday’s attacks against Syria saw the Syrian government fire anti-aircraft missiles against the attacking warplanes. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has warned that if Syria attempts to fire on any attacking airplanes in the future Israel will destroy their air defense systems “without the slightest hesitation.”

Throughout the six years of Syria’s war, Israel has launched regular attacks against Syrian military targets, and this is the first time Syria has tried to chase Israeli warplanes out of their airspace. They succeeded, though Israel touted their use of an anti-missile system to shoot down one of the anti-aircraft missiles.

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OK, please let me get my head around this: Israel has attacked a sovereign nation, against which it has not declared war, and screams to the Syrian government not to attempt to shoot the Israeli planes down when they are bombing Syria?!?

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, a word, please: when you bomb a sovereign nation, that nation absolutely has the right to shoot back, perhaps even to the point of taking down that aircraft. At this point, the Syrian military is well integrated with that of the Russian forces, placed there by invitation of the Al-Assad government, so if the IDF goes in and targets more places in Syria, you may well hit Russian defensive capabilities as well, potentially risking war against Russia.

Mar 20 11:30

Israel Escalating Aggression In Syria

Israel still illegally occupied Sheba Farms, 14-square miles of water-rich land near Syria’s Golan, seized in 1967 along with Lebanon’s Ghajar village.

Mar 20 10:19

ISRAEL: AMERICA’S MAD DOG IN SYRIA

Israel has played an increasingly provocative role in the destructive conflict unfolding within and along Syria’s borders since 2011. To many observers, it appears Israeli policy borders between opportunistic and unilateral aggression. In reality, Israel’s role in the Syrian conflict fits a much larger and long-term pattern with Anglo-American plans not only for Syria but for the entire region.

A more recent row between Israel and Syria was the reported incursion of Israeli warplanes into Syrian airspace, including attacks near the eastern Syrian city of Palmyra. Palmyra hosts an ongoing battle between Syrian forces and the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (ISIS) terrorist organization. Israeli airstrikes against Syrian forces – then – would have facilitated ISIS operations in the region.

ISRAEL IS A STATE SPONSOR OF TERROR, NOT A CHAMPION AGAINST IT

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From its very inception, Israel has been a rogue nation, driven by its own mythology of achieving its territorial claims to all the lands between the Nile and the Euphrates (Biblical Israel)

Let's look at a map, to see what those claims actually entail;

Biblical Israel, from the Nile to the Euphrates

As you can see, this alleged "promised land" includes bits of Iraq; Egypt; Syria; Saudi Arabia, Jordan; and Lebanon.

The reason that the Israeli government refuses to define its borders is that its religious right believes that those borders extend into these countries, the governments of which should just roll over and play dead, enabling the IDF to claim bits of these countries for "eretz Israel" (Greater Israel)

The problem for the Israeli government is that this rolling over and playing dead, to enable this annexation, just hasn't happened yet. And because of that, in the minds of those in the Knesset in Tel Aviv, that makes Syria a prime target for destabilization and regime change.

Mar 20 09:40

THE VEIL OF APARTHEID

Apartheid has been considered in the annals of the United Nations and world public opinion to be second only to genocide in the hierarchy of criminality”,

And

Genocide and apartheid are the only two international crimes, the commission of which States have a duty to prevent.

Mar 20 09:40

DANCING THROUGH THE OCCUPATION

Let’s talk about Palestine, giving the podium to an artist who lives in occupied Palestine. He’s Maher Shawamreh, a dance teacher and director of the school of art in Ramallah. In the interview with us he explains how dance communicates peace by extending the soul, and in this way reaching beyond the walls built by intolerance and war.

Mar 20 09:39

HAMMERING NAILS IN THE COFFIN OF FREEDOM

The latest Zionist nail to be hammered into the coffin for freedom of expression occurred last week when the disingenuous U.S. ambassador to the UN — the Indian American Sikh Nikki Haley — hypocritically expressed superpower outrage and condemnation while calling for the withdrawal of a UN report that quite justifiably accused Israel of establishing an “apartheid regime.”

Mar 20 08:58

IS THE MOON THE ONLY SAFE PLACE FROM THE ISRAEL LOBBY?

If the “Jewish State” calls itself the “only democracy in the Middle East,” then we have to strongly oppose it. How can the Israeli state, which is neither Judaic nor democratic, call itself “democratic”? Readers will certainly ask themselves why I always write “Jewish State” instead of “Israel”: Since this Zionist land grabbing state would like to be recognised as “Jewish State” instead of a state for all citizens, including Palestinians. And this is a completely anti-democratic intention!

Mar 20 08:57

REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN ANGEL, RACHEL CORRIE

On March 16, 2003, Rachel was killed by an Israel Occupation Force (IOF) armored bulldozer in Rafah during the second Palestinian intifada.

Rachel had come to Gaza to try and establish a sister city project between her hometown Olympia, Washington and Rafah, Gaza. She was a peace activist connected to the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), who tried to prevent the demolition of Palestinian houses which were being carried out by the Israeli army.

After a three hour long confrontation between ISM activists and the Israeli army’s demolition forces, she was killed, less than two months after arriving in Gaza.

Mar 20 07:52

Russia summons Israeli ambassador to explain air raids in Syria

Russia summoned the Israeli ambassador to demand an explanation for Israel’s air raids in Syria last week, Moscow has confirmed, as an Israeli drone was blamed for the targeted killing of a senior pro-Assad fighter in a second reported incident.

The summons, made on Friday, was confirmed by Russia’s foreign ministry which said the Israeli ambassador to Moscow, Gary Koren, had been asked to explain an exchange of fire with Syrian government forces in which anti-aircraft missiles were fired at Israeli jets.

According to Israel’s Channel 2, the Israeli strike hit close to Russian troops.

Mar 20 07:15

Moscow summons Israeli diplomat over airstrike in Syria

These airstrikes are coordinated with Al-Qaeda ground troops who staged massive attacks near Damascus and Palmyra at the same time.
This will continue until a price is imposed that is great enough to change israeli government officials hearts and minds in their cost/benefit equation.
Until now, only the 60 year-old 'S-200' SAM missiles have been fired at israeli jets.
Sooner or later, Putin is going to want a new sales brochure for the S-400 system. israeli pilots should be asking themselves if they want to be a prominent feature in that new sales brochure.

Mar 20 07:08

Israel Threatens To Destroy Syrian Air Defence Systems

“Next time, if the Syrian aerial defense apparatus acts against our planes, we will destroy it,” Avigdor Lieberman told Israeli Public Radio on Sunday, in a statement which seemed to lend credence to the Syrian contention that it had taken down an Israel jet during a recent raid.

Mar 19 07:44

The West’s sights are now clearly set on Iran

The British-US plan to weaken Iran via the proxy war on Syria has spectacularly backfired. Now they are more desperate than ever to bring Iran to its knees.

Mar 18 10:31

Israeli Media Blames Putin For Syria’s Decision to Defend Itself Against Israeli Airstrikes

"The serious exchange of missile fire between Israel and Syria early Friday morning reflects the Assad regime’s attempts to change the unofficial rules of the game."

So begins a column published in Israel's Haaretz.

The newspaper is of course referring to the Israeli jets that "breached Syrian air space early in the morning and attacked a military target near Palmyra", apparently in an attempt to "aid" Islamic State forces.

According to reports, it's suspected that the Syrian Army responded to this "breach" by firing off a few S-200 missiles.

This flagrant violation of Israel's right to bomb Syria unmolested "changed the rules of the game", writes Haaretz. What game, and what rules? We will leave those two questions for our readers to ponder.

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"How DARE you shoot at us when we bomb your country, you anti-Semite Jew-haters who want Hitler to come back and gas Jewish babies in the ovens!!!!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Mar 18 10:16

UN official resigns over Israel apartheid report

The head of the United Nations' West Asia commission, Rima Khalaf, has resigned over what she described as the pressure to withdraw a report that was critical of Israel.

The report accused Israel of imposing an apartheid regime on Palestinians. Lebanon-based Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), which comprises 18 Arab states, published the report on Wednesday and said it was the first time a UN body had clearly made the charge.

"It was expected that Israel and its allies will exercise pressure on the UN secretary-general to distance himself from the report and that they will ask him to withdraw it," Khalaf said at a press conference in Beirut on Friday.

"The secretary-general issued his orders to me yesterday morning to withdraw the report. I asked him to review his position, but he insisted," she said. "Therefore, I submitted to him my resignation from the UN."

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This is a woman of great moral courage, and has just become my brand new heroine.

Mar 18 10:11

UN official resigns over Israel apartheid report

The head of the United Nations' West Asia commission, Rima Khalaf, has resigned over what she described as the pressure to withdraw a report that was critical of Israel.

The report accused Israel of imposing an apartheid regime on Palestinians. Lebanon-based Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), which comprises 18 Arab states, published the report on Wednesday and said it was the first time a UN body had clearly made the charge.

"It was expected that Israel and its allies will exercise pressure on the UN secretary-general to distance himself from the report and that they will ask him to withdraw it," Khalaf said at a press conference in Beirut on Friday.

"The secretary-general issued his orders to me yesterday morning to withdraw the report. I asked him to review his position, but he insisted," she said. "Therefore, I submitted to him my resignation from the UN."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a woman of great moral courage, and has just become my brand new heroine.

Mar 18 09:02

Israel only country to escape proposed State Department budget cuts

Israel would be the only country to escape the Trump administration's proposed deep cuts in foreign aid, the State Department said Thursday. The proposed budget from the White House includes slashing the State Department budget by up to a third, cuts that would mostly target climate change, democracy promotion and health programs, and numerous foreign aid projects.

Mar 18 08:24

Israel only country to escape proposed State Department budget cuts

Israel would be the only country to escape the Trump administration's proposed deep cuts in foreign aid, the State Department said Thursday.

The proposed budget from the White House includes slashing the State Department budget by up to a third, cuts that would mostly target climate change, democracy promotion and health programs, and numerous foreign aid projects.

In all, $17.3 billion would be cut from the State Department budget, which is about $50 billion. Congress is highly unlikely to approve the White House proposal, however, so the impact is still unknown.

Mark Toner, a State Department spokesman, said U.S. aid to Israel, which totaled about $3.1 billion this year, would not be touched under the Trump plan. Israel gets more U.S. aid than any other nation.

Aid to every other country will come under review, he said.

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Characterise me as completely unsurprised by this.....

Mar 18 07:31

UN official resigns after pressure to withdraw Israel apartheid report

A senior United Nations official has resigned, following pressure from Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to withdraw the landmark report published earlier this week finding Israel guilty of apartheid.

Rima Khalaf, the head of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) which published the report, announced her resignation at a press conference in Beirut on Friday.

Reuters reports that Khalaf took the step “after what she described as pressure from the secretary-general to withdraw a report accusing Israel of imposing an ‘apartheid regime’ on Palestinians.”

“I resigned because it is my duty not to conceal a clear crime, and I stand by all the conclusions of the report,” Khalaf stated.

Mar 17 18:56

Israel And The A-Word

The word resonated loud and clear from South Africa. Hendrik Verwoerd, widely described as a key architect of apartheid, was the far-right National Party’s propagandist, political strategist and, ultimately, party leader.

Mar 17 12:45

Israel Won’t See Aid Cuts Under Trump Budget Plan: State Dept.

The US State Department says that President Donald Trump’s proposed budget would not reduce American aid to Israel.

“Our assistance to Israel is, if I could say, a cutout on the budget, and that’s guaranteed, and that reflects, obviously, our strong commitment to one of our strongest partners and allies,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters in Washington, DC on Thursday.

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