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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.

Mar 17 09:50

Israeli jets bomb multiple targets across Gaza Strip

According to al-Aqsa TV, Israeli jets targeted areas to the west of the Dayr al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip, and an empty patch of agricultural land to the east of Gaza City in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Israeli F16 jets also bombed the Shejaiya area, reportedly resulting in power cuts across the region.

There have been no immediate reports of possible casualties as a result of the Israeli attacks.

Earlier, Israeli forces claimed that a rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip into an unpopulated area in the southern occupied territories without causing any injuries.

Mar 17 09:17

Syria Shoots Down Israeli Plane After Israel Launches Air Operation In Support Of ISIS

By Brandon Turbeville

Only a week away from a number of Israeli officials making statements suggesting the buildup to a war with Hezbollah, the Israeli Air Force once again launched airstrikes in Syria, alleging that the strikes were taken against a weapons convoy of the Lebanese militia coming through Syria. Four airplanes took place in the operation according to the Syrian military...

Mar 17 08:28

UN report: Israel has established an 'apartheid regime'

FILE UNDER NO SHIT

Report breaks new ground on the UN's examination of the situation in occupied Palestine by using the word 'apartheid'

Mar 17 08:15

Palestinians hail UN report declaring Israel an apartheid state

Palestinians are welcoming a landmark UN report that finds Israel guilty of practicing apartheid.

Meanwhile Israel and its US patron have reacted with rage.

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"How dare you! How dare you to dare! How DARE you dare to dare .... to dare!!!!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Mar 17 08:14

Israeli warplanes hit targets in Syria as tensions flare

Israeli warplanes struck several targets in Syria early Friday, prompting retaliatory missiles launches, in the most serious incident between the two countries since the Syrian civil war began six years ago.

Syria's military said it had downed an Israeli plane and hit another as they were carrying out pre-dawn strikes near the famed desert city of Palmyra that it recaptured from extremists this month.

"Our air defense engaged them and shot down one warplane over occupied territory, hit another one, and forced the rest to flee," the army said in a statement carried by state news agency SANA.

Mar 17 08:13

Palestinian amputee, 14, recalls detention by Israeli forces: 'I wasn't afraid of being hit'

More troops arrived. Issa’s hands were finally shackled behind his back by force with three plastic handcuffs, and he was blindfolded. Two other, older boys were also arrested with him. Issa denies throwing stones at the soldiers. He says he was holding the bag with the pitas before he was arrested and that he was on his way back to his grandmother’s house.

Back on the street, says Issa, a soldier kicked his leg, wrenching loose the prosthesis. Issa fell to the ground, hands tied behind his back. The soldier recoiled in fright at the sight of the false leg. Issa somehow managed to get back up on his one good leg. Other soldiers had arrived in the meantime. One of them, Issa relates, asked him, “What happened to you?” To which he replied, “My leg left me.” “Why didn’t you say so before?” the soldier said and slapped him. The soldiers didn’t give him a chance to explain that he was disabled, Issa says.

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Welcome to the "new normal" for Palestinian teenagers, courtesy of the IDF.

Mar 17 08:00

Syrian army says it shot down Israeli jet

Syria's army high command said in a statement on Friday Israeli jets breached Syrian air space early in the morning and attacked a military target near Palmyra in what it described as an act of aggression that aided Islamic State.

It said its air defenses shot down one of the Israeli jets over what it called "occupied ground" and damaged another.

Mar 16 10:53

TILLERSON THREATENS TO WITHDRAW US FROM UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

The Trump Administration is reviewing membership in the UN Human Rights Council, and “considerable reform” within the organization would be necessary for the US to remain, according to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

In a letter addressed to organizations lobbying for continued US membership, obtained first by Foreign Policy magazine, Tillerson said the State Department would “continue to evaluate the effectiveness” of the body and its fixation on the State of Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I had, originally, hoped that the Trump administration would be a little more even-handed when it came to the Israeli government's consistent persecutions of Palestinians, including extrajudicial assassinations; the torture and jailing of children through which to enforce "confessions" to things which didn't actually happen; and unlimited time in jail before a Palestinian could be tried, and convicted.

I have to realize, understanding the full import of Tillerson's letter, that I was really, very badly mistaken that such an approach would be at all possible, under President Trump's watch.

Mar 16 09:10

ADL TO BUILD SILICON VALLEY CENTER TO MONITOR & FIGHT “CYBERHATE”

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has announced that it will build a “a state-of-the-art command center in Silicon Valley” to monitor and fight anything online that it determines is “hate.”

The ADL is known for attacking individuals who criticize Israel as allegedly “anti-Semitic.” Its website states: “ADL has always been a strong voice for Israel.”

Critics of the organization have noted that its fundraising strategy relies on finding “anti-Semitism” and charge that it often exaggerates this threat.

A former Israeli minister stated that Israel and its partisans often use the charge of anti-Semitism against those who speak discuss Israel’s oppression of Palestinians: “It’s a trick, we always use it.” The ADL was the initiator of hate crimes legislation in the United States, launching this campaign in 1981.

ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt announced the new center on March 12 at a music festival in Austin, Texas. Accompanying him was Texas Tribune Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith.

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The ADL has always gone after any whisper of any logical criticism of the actions of the Israeli government; this center will simply give it the state of the art equipment with which to publicly crucify any individual - or organisation - which reasonably, and logically, criticises specific policies adopted by the Israeli government, like the deliberate targeting of Palestinian children in the 2014 Israeli attack, Operation Protective Edge.

As reported at the International Middle East Center in April of 2015:

A new report by Defense for Children International-Palestine, titled ‘Operation Protective Edge: A War Waged On Gaza’s Children’, has displayed documented events proving that that Israel deliberately murdered Palestinian children during its last offensive on the Gaza Strip, this past summer.According to the report, the number of children killed in the last summer offensive on Gaza hit 535, a majority of them under the age 12. Another 3,400 children were injured – over 1,000 maimed for life. They need vital medical care unavailable because of Israel’s lawless siege – ongoing aggression by any standard with full US-led Western support.

I am reasonably certain that after this report was released, the ADL went after this report with whatever geopolitical, electronic, and judicial tools they had to hand, even though the information presented was incontrovertible.

That's... precisely what the ADL does, and will continue to do, with the establishment of this center.

This report had nothing to do with "hate"; it had everything to do with logic, numbers, and statistics, and a continued Israeli serial genocide against Palestinian children.

And please remember: there are Israeli rabbis and public figures and institutions who advocate for the complete extermination of the Palestinian people:

Israel's former Chief Rabbi urges the genocide of Palestinians

"Genocide is permissible" muses Times of Israel, promptly retracts

And finally, in images you cannot unsee:

images: Israeli supporters of Palestinian genocide

Mar 16 08:57

‘HOW DARE THEY CONDEMN OUR APARTHEID!’

Israel fumes as UN board slams its ‘apartheid, racial domination’ over Palestinians

Jerusalem’s envoy urges UN chief to reject ‘biased and deceitful’ report by Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

Mar 16 07:34

Landmark UN report backs Israel boycott

A new UN report offers explicit backing for the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign to end Israeli apartheid and support a just peace.

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Mar 16 07:28

Israeli Politician, Cabinet Minister Says Next War With Lebanon Should Target Civilian Infrastructure

By Brandon Turbeville

Recently elected Lebanese President Michel Aoun visited Cairo in February where he uttered words previously treated as an open secret by preceding presidents; namely, that Hezbollah is indeed a major part of the defense of the country. While other presidents have tended to skirt the issue, Aoun essentially acknowledged the close relationship between Lebanon the state and Hezbollah the militia. The relationship between Hezbollah and the Lebanese state is apparent for all to see, of course, with Hezbollah acting as the major deterrent to Israel’s aggression...

Mar 15 06:09

ADL TO BUILD SILICON VALLEY CENTER TO MONITOR & FIGHT “CYBERHATE”

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has announced that it will build a “a state-of-the-art command center in Silicon Valley” to monitor and fight anything online that it determines is “hate.” The ADL is known for attacking individuals who criticize Israel as allegedly “anti-Semitic.” Its website states: “ADL has always been a strong voice for Israel.”

Mar 14 19:18

On Geert Wilders and the Dutch elections

Geert Wilders has Indonesian/jewish/Dutch roots. His schoolmates used to call him "the negro of Venlo'. He started his career as a government official, entered politics in 1990, and has never had 'a real job'. As a young adult he went to Israel where he worked for 2 years and received Mossad training. He also once claimed (while drunk) that he had an Israeli passport and that his marriages were arranged by Israel. He was investigated for spying for Israel in 2009.

Mar 14 14:44

One hundred years of the Balfour Declaration

Lawrence Davidson says UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s intention to celebrate the Balfour Declaration is based on an illusion that something awful is really something prideful, and distorts the entire historical episode that led to Israel’s creation. >>

Mar 14 14:16

US Ambassador To Israel: “Great Advantage” To Netanyahu

David Friedman is known for his support for the most extreme elements in Israel’s settler movement

The choice of US ambassador to Israel has never before incurred such scrutiny or provoked such controversy.

Mar 14 10:26

British Pro-Palestinian Activist Denied Entry To Israel For Promoting Boycotts

Hugh Lanning, a former chair of the pro-BDS Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), was barred from entering Israel on Sunday night, according to a statement released by the Israeli Interior Ministry.

Lanning was expected to be placed on a flight back to the UK sometime overnight or on Monday.

Mar 14 09:53

IT’S OFFICIAL ~~ ISRAEL IS ON THE ROAD TO FASCISM

Police detained prominent left-wing activist Jeff Halper last Wednesday at the Ma’aleh Adumim settlement, for suspected incitement, saying they acted on a complaint he had “materials related to BDS” in his possession.

Halper, who moved to Israel from the United States in 1973, was picked up after leading a tour of foreigners to the E1 site across the road from the settlement and transported by police van to a nearby station then released without being placed under arrest.

Police officers photographed the posters and maps he was holding before freeing him. Halper denies handing out any material related to BDS during the tour, or even discussing the boycott movement.

Handing out such materials would not have been in violation of the law, even a 2011 anti-boycott law according to which a person or an organization calling for the boycott of Israel, including the settlements, can be sued by the boycott’s targets without them having to prove that they sustained any damage.

Mar 13 15:42

UN seeking to put Israeli military on blacklist

because of some 500 Palestinian children who were killed and 3,300 others who were injured during last summer's Israeli aggression against the besieged Gaza Strip.

Mar 13 15:10

‘We may no longer be permitted—nor permit ourselves—to enter Israel,’ 172 scholars write

signed by scholars of Jewish studies deploring Israel’s passage of a law last week barring travel by those who support boycotts against Israel, including BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) and boycotts of settlement goods.

Mar 13 12:05

The Coming Clash: Why Israel Seeks a Third War on Lebanon?

At a time when it’s pretty much clear that Hezbollah is fighting against ISIL and Al-Qaeda in Syria, the Zionist regime of Israel says another illegal war against Lebanon is coming to a theatre near you.

Mar 13 11:20

Trump Pursues Israel’s ‘Long-Term' Desire By Inviting Abbas

US President Donald Trump’s invitation of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House is part of an agenda to pursue Israel’s “long-term” goal to push Palestinians out of their lands, an analyst says.

Mar 13 07:06

Sorry Israel: Iran Gets Green Light For Naval Base in Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has approved the creation of an Iranian naval base close to the Hmeymim airbase used by Russia’s air force in Syria, according to reports.

Citing Syrian sources, Nezavisimaya Gazeta claims that the deal for an Iranian base in Syria has already been made:

Mar 12 18:50

Deserves another airing: Ken O'Keefe Dares To Say What Others Do Not

8 minutes of the truth - can you take it?

Ken O'Keefe Dares To Say What Others Do Not

Mar 12 13:53

Play it again, Ken. Ken O'Keefe Dares To Say What Others Do Not

Ken O'Keefe Dares To Say What Others Do Not

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESZN_YDE-TU

Listen and then pass it on to others who have not yet woken up to the reality that the Corporate News is NOT telling us.
We have truly been 'had'.

Mar 12 08:53

FLASHBACK - Israel Bribed Republicans to Sabotage Iran Nuclear Deal


Israel payed Republican Senator Tom Cotton $1 million to sabotage the Iran nuclear deal, according to leaked NSA documents. Earlier this year, Cotton sent a letter to Iranian leaders in an attempt to get them to abandon the negotiations. Did Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bribe Republican Congressmen, and should Cotton be charged with treason?

Mar 12 08:28

Putin Bored by Netanyahu’s Bible Stories, Invites Israeli PM to Join Real World

Here's Netanyahu, tissue in hand, telling Putin some Bible stories:

Thank you for your congratulations on the upcoming Purim holiday. In ancient Persia, an attempt was made to destroy the Jewish people 2,500 years ago, and it failed. This is what this holiday celebrates. Today, ancient Persia’s successor, Iran, continues attempts to destroy the Jewish state.

Putin's reply:
Putin noted that those events had taken place “in the fifth century BC,” added that “we now live in a different world” and suggested discussing the actual up-to-date problems in the region.

Can you imagine how tedious and petty international relations would become if each and every country on earth cited events from 2,500 years ago in order to rationalize their geopolitical worldviews?

Yes, we live in a different world. The "real" world.

Mar 12 07:44

Richard Gere in Israel criticizes settlements

Richard Gere has lashed out at Israel over its settlements in territory that Palestinians want for a state.

The "Pretty Woman" star came to Jerusalem for the local premiere of a new film by Israeli writer-director Joseph Cedar in which he stars.

A story in Sunday's Haaretz newspaper quoted the actor as saying "settlements are such an absurd provocation ... and they are certainly not part of the program of someone who wants a genuine peace process."

Mar 11 12:00

Will the British royal family celebrate 100 years of shame by endorsing Israel?

Stuart Littlewood says a visit to Israel by any member of the British royal family during the centenary year of the infamous Balfour Declaration would amount to praising the thieves for keeping what they stole. >>

Mar 11 09:49

Israeli Education Minister: Next Lebanon War Must Target Civilians

Israeli military officials have been saying for the last several years that it’s pretty clear Hezbollah doesn’t want another war with Israel, with the belief that Hezbollah is more focused on fighting against ISIS and al-Qaeda in Syria than on border skirmishes with Israel.

Still, the 2006 Israeli invasion of Lebanon was very popular on the far-right, and even though Israel was roundly criticized for the civilian toll of their invasion, many are eager to make clear that the next war, which they consider an inevitability, will involve even more deliberate targeting of Lebanese civilians.

That was the message of Education Minister Naftali Bennett today, and while it was couched as a response to Lebanon’s President recognizing that Hezbollah’s militia forces, which have been helping defend the border from ISIS and al-Qaeda raids, are “essential” to Lebanon’s defense.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the deliberate targeting of non-combatant civilians in Lebanon, in a mass genocide, is Bennett's "Final Solution" for the people of Lebanon?!?

There are a few people in history who would absolutely have LOVED this guy!!!

Mar 11 07:50

Israeli Apartheid Week held at 30 UK universities, despite repression

Israeli Apartheid Week took place on more than 30 university campuses across the UK last week despite a massive government backed campaign of repression.

Mar 10 13:07

Are People Really That Stupid?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Long, but worth it.

Mar 10 09:28

David Friedman, Staunch Settlement Backer, Approved by Senate Panel as Envoy to Israel

Friedman confirmed by the Foreign Relations Committee on the force of the GOP majority and one Democratic vote. The nomination now awaits the approval of the Senate floor.

The fact that Menendez was the sole Democrat to vote in favor of the nomination, thus providing it with a minimal level of bipartisan cover, didn't come as a surprise. Menendez, like Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), was one of only four Democrats to vote against the Iran deal in 2015. He comes from New Jersey, a state with a large Jewish population, and has important supporters and donors from the more right-wing and Orthodox segments of the state's Jewish community, which were generally supportive of Friedman's nomination.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Great, just what the US and Middle East need right now; an Ambassador to Israel who is just to the right of Attila the Hun when it comes to Palestinian rights!!

And Washington pathologically cannot "get" why Arab nations do not see the US government as an honest broker for peace!!

Mar 10 08:31

ANTI APARTHEID VIDEO GONE VIRAL

The Israeli comedian Assaf Harel and the host of the show “Good Night With Asaf Harel,” used the monologue of his series finale on Monday to dive into a speech where he said Israel had reached a state of “apartheid” long ago.

“Ever since the right-wing took power, more and more voices are warning of apartheid. Are you kidding? Apartheid has been here for ages. Ages,” Harel said.

Mar 10 08:11

Trump Invades Syria

Make no mistake: this is big news. And very bad news!

Although the Syrian army, with its ally Russia, has made significant gains against ISIS over the past week or so, the Washington Post is reporting tonight that President Trump has for the first time sent regular US military personnel into that country in combat positions.

This is an unprecedented escalation of US involvement in the Syrian war and it comes without Congressional authorization, without UN authorization, and without the authorization of the government of Syria. In short it is three ways illegal.

Mar 09 14:24

Zionists snuff out free speech at UK universities

Stuart Littlewood paints an alarming picture of the extent to which Zionist groups and Israel lobbyists have succeeded in stifling freedom of speech at British universities so that Israel’s crimes against the Palestinians are never discussed. >>

Mar 09 13:40

UK Backs Two-State Solution, Wants Israel ‘In Peace With Neighbors’

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson reiterates the UK support for a two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, asserting that Tel Aviv should make peace with its neighbors.

The top diplomat made the remarks in East Jerusalem al-Quds, alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday.

Mar 09 11:11

Palestinian Women – One for All, All for One

“Palestinian women have always stood side by side with their fathers, brothers, husbands, comrades to resist the Zionist occupation, to fight for freedom and legitimate rights. They are the first to go to the streets to protest the brutality of the Israeli military occupation, the first to organize sit-ins and marches demanding the release of their children, brothers and fathers from Israeli prisons. They are the protectors, the supporters, but most of all they are the comrades in the fight for a free Palestine.” Reham Al Helsi.

Mar 09 09:35

Alan Dershowitz - The Key To Athens

In his recent address to the ultra-Zionist and war-mongering Stand With Us, Alan Dershowitz said; “people say Jews are too powerful, too strong, too rich, we control the media, we’ve too much this, too much that and we often apologetically deny our strength and our power. Don’t do that!”

Elder Zionist Dershowitz who acquired for himself the reputation of a “remarkable liar” (Chomsky) and a “serial plagiarist” (Finkelstein) probably decided, just before he meets his creator, to give truth one last try.

Mar 09 09:21

ISRAEL’S BDS BAN IS PROOF THAT WE ARE WINNING

A new law denying entry to foreigners who call for a boycott of Israel or the settlements shows the BDS movement is gaining strength — and Israel is “panicking.”

Mar 09 07:53

1938: Fr Coughlin explains the cause of Jewish persecution in Germany, warmongers falsely attack him as an Anti-Semite & Nazi

"...Give bread to the hungry, clothing to the naked, and shelter to the homeless in this land of plenty. And more than that, O God, not only for the daily bread by which our bodies live, do we ask! Give us this day our daily bread that our minds may know the truth." (Fr. Charles E. Coughlin, Royal Oak, Michigan, 11/27/38) - On November 20, 1938, Fr. Charles E. Coughlin broadcast an important message about the situation in Germany: "I shall ask an intelligent audience composed of intelligent Christians and intelligent Jews: "Why is there persecution in Germany today? How can we destroy it?"

Mar 08 20:38

Amazon Bans "Holocaust Denial" Books

Michael Hoffman of RevisionistHistory.org writes in his latest newsletter: "We have just learned that Amazon, the huge, Seattle-based online book distributor has removed from sale books by Dr. Arthur R. Butz, Carlo Mattogno and other eminent dissident scholars who have dared to ask scientific and technical questions about the alleged operation of homicidal gas chambers in Auschwitz. These heretics have trespassed on the sacred liturgy of Holocaustianity and their books must be forbidden to preserve the holiness of World War II dogma..."

Mar 08 10:14

Ernst Zundel Documentary 'Off Your Knees, Germany!'

This is an outstanding and very powerful documentary about the life of Ernst Zundel during the years 1983-2003 and what became known as "the great holocaust trial" in Canada. "It's just ludicrous to consider that these facilities could have been used for gas chambers," said gas-chamber expert Fred Leuchter in an exclusive interview during the film. This film is an hour and a half in length and well worth it.

Mar 08 09:35

RICHARD GERE BREAKS HIS SILENCE ON THE OCCUPATION

Arriving in Israel to promote his new movie Norman, directed by Joseph Cedar and starring Israeli actor Lior Ashkenazi, Gere is uncertain as to how he will be received by the public given his recent comments on the political situation.

Mar 08 08:06

In College, JCC Bomb Threat Suspect Juan Thompson Had ‘Affinity for Jews’

In college, Juan Thompson surrounded himself with Jewish friends and a Jewish girlfriend. He spent time with her family. He spoke favorably about Israel, not always a popular thing to do at Vassar College, a liberal arts school in New York state where some students have embraced the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

But the FBI is now accusing Thompson of threatening to blow up Jewish Community Centers and the Anti-Defamation League headquarters. He allegedly wrote that the bombs would create a “Jewish Newtown,” referring to the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

Mar 08 07:45

Netanyahu Demands Summit With Putin After Russia and Iran Ruin Israel’s Plan For Syria

It looks like Moscow hit an Israeli nerve.

Many thoughtful observers wondered why S-400s deployed to Syria didn't vaporize Israeli fighter jets as they "flew over Lebanon’s Arsal Barrens, where both Al-Qaeda and ISIS are headquartered", only to drop their payloads on Syrian Army positions inside Syria.

It's because Russia didn't need to (and also, no WWIII, please). Despite its best efforts — including sending special forces into Syria in order to "observe" terrorists fighting the Syrian Arab Army — Israel's ambitions in Syria have been thwarted.

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Mar 07 15:12

Israel’s welcome now reserved only for Jews who back Netanyahu

Jonathan Cook looks at how Israel is openly targeting human rights activists and Jews whose politics do not align with the far-right government of Netanyahu by refusing them entry to the country.>>

Mar 06 10:55

Netanyahu to meet Putin, says Iran seeks permanent foothold in Syria

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday to voice opposition to what the Israeli leader charged were Iran's attempts to establish a permanent military foothold in Syria.

"In the framework of a (future peace agreement) or without one, Iran is attempting to base itself permanently in Syria - either through a military presence on the ground or a naval presence - and also through a gradual attempt to open a front against us on the Golan Heights," Netanyahu told his cabinet in public remarks on Sunday.

"I will express to President Putin Israel's vigorous opposition to this possibility," he said.

Iran, Israel's arch-enemy, has been Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's staunchest backer and has provided militia fighters to help him.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, the head of Iran's naval command did say this last November.

Iran may seek naval bases in Yemen or Syria: chief of staff

But before Netanyahu complains to Putin on this visit about how horrible the threat these potential bases might pose to Israel, he needs to read it in context; this was stated by General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri to a bunch of Iranian naval officers.

And in that context, it comes across more as a brag, about ultimate Iranian naval capability, rather than a game plan per se.

And Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, a word, please: Russia's President is a very, very bright man, with intimate, and broad, knowledge of geopolitical realities.

He will not be pushed or bullied into taking a stand which is against the interests of the Russian people.

Mar 06 09:00

Netanyahu said to have offered Lewinsky tapes for Pollard

Israel attempted to use tapes of former US president Bill Clinton’s steamy conversations with intern Monica Lewinsky to leverage the release of Jonathan Pollard, a new book on the Clinton family’s political enterprises has claimed. In the book, titled “Clinton Inc: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine,” author Daniel Halper relies on on-the-record interviews with former officials together with a close analysis of documents termed “the Monica Files” to paint a salacious – and uncomplimentary – picture of one of the most prominent political families in the United States.

Mar 06 05:00

Palestinian killed in West Bank firefight: Israeli army

Since a wave of violence broke out in October 2015, 254 Palestinians, 40 Israelis, two Americans, one Jordanian, one Eritrean and one Sudanese have been killed, according to an AFP count.
The Israeli army routinely carries out forays and arrests in Ramallah even though it is in principle entirely under the control of the Palestinian Authority.

Mar 06 01:13

High Art: Historic Aerial Shots of Pre-state Israel Revealed

It was 1937 and publisher Zalman Schocken was looking for an original gift for his friends. The result: 40 spectacular photographs capturing the cities and landscapes from the skies. Deep within the National Library archive, an unmarked cardboard box wrapped in fine linen contains 40 high-quality aerial photographs of pre-state Israel. A yellowing piece of paper sits atop the photos, with a brief inscription in Hebrew and German revealing the story behind their creation. The project was the result of a unique collaboration between a successful publisher and one of pre-state Israel’s greatest photographers. It was to produce the first-ever set of aerial photographs of pre-state Israel to be taken for nonmilitary purposes. [Note they refer to it as "Pre-State Israel," but actually the very nice cities in the photos were Palestine.]

Mar 05 18:58

Russia is a Diversion

The neocons want war; they want to ensure the trillion dollars or more per year keep flowing. They need to keep Russia as the enemy. Everyone is piling on – republicans and democrats.

Russia is a diversion; it is useful as a means to an end. It isn’t the end. The end is the salvation of the many pillars of the progressive agenda; the end is the final destruction of western, classical liberal, civilization.

Mar 05 16:59

Finders Keepers in the Holy Land: So who was there first?

2017 will undoubtedly be a critical year for Palestine. We are standing at the crossroads of many different possibilities that could have serious implications for the future of the area. Positive or negative, disastrous or beneficial, the people between the river and the sea wait in anticipation to see which direction the future will take them. However, I can’t help but feel that the adage “the more things change, the more they stay the same” is appropriate here. No matter how many times people insist that we are on the cusp of a new era in the “conflict”, the same old arguments and myths animating much of the debate on Palestine since the beginning of the 20th century remain remarkably persistent.

Mar 05 13:15

U.S. steps up bombing raids on al Qaida in Yemen, citing threat to West

Trump has granted U.S. commanders, through Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, the temporary authority to order military strikes without going through the White House for approval.

Mar 05 11:52

Ex-British PM Tony Blair in talks to become Trump's Middle East adviser!

I sure hope this isn't true. If it is, this is another example of Trump's stupidity!

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has discussed becoming Donald Trump's adviser on Middle East policies, during talks in the White House earlier this week, The Mail on Sunday reported.

Blair, who was in charge of the UK government in 1997-2007, met Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner in Washington on Wednesday, the papers claims, citing it's source.

The meeting in the West Wing of the US presidential residence lasted for three hours, according to The Mail on Sunday report.

Mar 05 10:34

Govt Insider Confirms Israel's Role In 9/11 Attacks!

huzzah! AJ!

Pieczenik says the Israelis, Saudis and neocons were behind the 9-11 attacks.

Given evidence of Mossad's checkered past and involvement with the attack of the USS Liberty on Jun. 8, 1967, killing 34 American soldiers, Pieczenik's comments wont be received as a big surprise to many Americans.

Mar 05 09:37

TRUMP FINDS COMMON GROUND WITH ZION

The unique in the world State which calls itself the “only democracy in the Middle East” and which since 1967 has been imposing military occupation on Palestinians with a system of illegal settlement policies and colonisation has continuously sought to emulate other dictatorships such as North Korea. However, at least, North Korea does not claim to be the “only democracy” in Asia!

Mar 05 09:37

BANKSY WELCOMES YOU TO THE WALL IN BETHLEHEM

‘The Walled Off Hotel’ in Bethlehem, with a view of the separation barrier, will officially open March 11th and comes complete with dozens of pieces of art work by British artist Banksy; artist is known for politically-charged work and has visited Israel and the Palestinian territories in the past.

Mar 05 09:36

SUNDAY’S TOON ~~ JUSTIN TRUDEAU DISAPOINTS BOTH CANADA AND PALESTINE

Recent opinion polling shows that Canadians support sanctions against Israel for its violations of international law; but the Liberal Party government of Justin Trudeau is nonetheless supporting Conservative resolutions aimed at condemning supporters of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS).

Mar 05 08:52

Jews Form National Advisory Council In Wake Of Fake “Anti-Semitic” Threats

Following all of the drama and media hype surrounding the entirely fake and bogus “anti-Semitic” threats against over 100 Jewish Community Centers and other Jewish organizations across the United States, the Jews have announced the formation of a national advisory council to consult with federal and state law enforcement agencies to better combat “the world’s oldest hatred,” according to the Jewish Telegraph Agency:

Mar 05 08:41

GOVT INSIDER CONFIRMS ISRAEL’S ROLE IN 9/11 ATTACKS!

Pieczenik says the Israelis, Saudis and neocons were behind the 9-11 attacks.

Given evidence of Mossad’s checkered past and involvement with the attack of the USS Liberty on Jun. 8, 1967, killing 34 American soldiers, Pieczenik’s comments won’t be received as a big surprise to many Americans.

Mar 05 08:36

French Citizens Complicit in the Israeli Occupation

The French provide some of the most important contingents of volunteers in the Israeli army. If until now the French state seems to have closed it eyes on this affair, the admission of Palestine to the International Court of Justice is likely to be a game-changer.

On 4 January 2017, the Franco-Israeli Elor Azaria, sergeant in the Israeli army (IDF), was convicted by a military tribunal of voluntary manslaughter. On 24 March 2016, he had been filmed while killing, with one shot to the head, Abdel Fattah al-Sharif, a 21 year-old Palestinian involved in a knife attacked against Israeli soldiers, near the settlement of Tel Rumeida around Hebron. This judgment has rekindled debate on the engagement of French citizens in the IDF.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the French are okay with open borders in their own land, but not in Israel!

Mar 04 16:17

Australian Foreign Policy And Israel: An Enduring Disgrace

The recent visit to Australia by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the forthcoming foreign policy White Paper should provide an opportunity for Australia to re-examine its support for the State of Israel. There is, however, every indication that the current and past levels of support will endure. The most puzzling question is: why is this the case?

Mar 04 09:20

BEX ALERT - ISRAELI OFFICIAL TO HAMAS: WE KNOW OF YOUR COOPERATION WITH ISIS IN SINAI

“Hamas leaders: Your efforts to hide your cooperation with Islamic State’s smuggling from Sinai, through lies and manipulation in attempts to broadcast ‘business as usual’ with Egypt, are not hidden from our view,” the head of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories unit wrote in Arabic on Facebook.

Mar 04 09:11

Finders Keepers in the Holy Land: So who was there first?

For those familiar with Palestinian activism, or have studied Palestine academically, these arguments and slogans have become clichés and inside jokes. If you’re reading this, I’m sure you’ve also had your fair share of encounters with classics such as:

“Israel made the desert bloom”

“There was never a state called Palestine”

Or my favorite:

“A land without a people, for a people without a land.”

This last one I find especially entertaining, as it clashes so terribly with other Israeli talking points. In the end it amounts to something similar to “We are under existential threat from the people who don’t exist.

Mar 03 12:38

After Border Flare-up, Hamas Mouthpiece Warns: Israel Crossing Red Lines, War May Follow

Israeli soldiers sustained gunfire on Thursday near along the border with Gaza. None were hurt in the incident, the army said, but a patrol car was hit.

"If Israel wants a long period of calm, it must understand that the equation has changed, and may now be based on the principle of attack-for-attack, outpost-for-outpost and target-for-target," said the website. "The last challenge faced by the resistance portends a scenario of conflict similar to the equation in the last round of hostilities, or even a breakup of the equation should matters continue to escalate."

Military Intelligence chief Herzl Halevi told Knesset members Wednesday that the economically ailing Gaza is nearing a crisis under Hamas.
Halevi was speaking a day after the state comptroller harshly criticized Israeli political and military leaders for their performance before and during the 2014 Gaza war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder if the second paragraph down was actually written by an anonymous Hamas spokesperson; or if it was some kind of clandestine IDF intelligence agent, attempting to push Hamas into doing something really unhelpful right now.

With various scandals, the Israeli government and the IDF may feel very cornered right now, and may collectively believe that the only reasonable distraction is yet another assault against Gaza; were I a betting person, I would not bet against this right now.

Mar 03 12:31

ISRAELI JETS, TANKS STRIKE HAMAS TARGETS IN RESPONSE TO CROSS-BORDER FIRE

Israeli jets and tanks retaliated to the shooting with strikes on three Hamas posts in the Strip.

Troops carrying out routine security activities near the border security fence had come under fire, and while no one was injured, a military tractor was lightly damaged.

Moira Dror, from Moshav Netiv Ha’asara, directly across the border from Beit Lahiya, told The Jerusalem Post that despite the shelling by the IDF, “the [enemy] outpost is still standing.”

Dror, who can see the outpost from her kitchen window, said that even the antenna of the post was still there, adding, “Perhaps this [the IDF response] is a warning to them.”

According to Dror, it had been quiet since the end of Operation Protective Edge in August 2014. “We’ve been living a normal life, not thinking about where and when the next rocket will come. But recently things have been heating up,” she added, referring to a rocket Gazans fired at Israel on Wednesday night.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With Trump distracted by those out for blood against his administration, I wouldn't bet against a 2nd "Operation Protective Edge" by the Israeli military against Gaza, and very soon.

Netanyahu desperately needs a diversion from the potential criminal charges which may be leveled against him, and he may believe more carnage in Gaza is just the ticket with which to distract the Israeli people.

I would suggest that such a ploy may go over like a lead balloon.

Mar 03 08:23

Israel refuses entry to Human Rights Watch again

Israel has once again refused entry to Human Rights Watch.

In a letter sent this week, the Israeli authorities rejected the organization’s request for a tourist entry permit.

Omar Shakir, Human Rights Watch director for Palestine, had sought to visit the region for a short work trip.

The new letter repeated earlier claims made by the Israeli interior ministry, when it refused Human Rights Watch’s application for Shakir’s five-year work permit.

Mar 03 08:22

UK’s student union rebukes officer for Israeli embassy plot

Undercover footage of NUS vice president Richard Brooks showed him plotting to overthrow elected union president Malia Bouattia because of her role as a Palestine solidarity campaigner.

Mar 03 07:31

2nd Jewish Cemetery Vandalized; But Those Shedding Tears Seem to have Short Memories

While desecration of a cemetery is a despicable act, one wonders if any of these people bothered to voice their concerns over the desecration and paving under of a Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem. And if Zevit is concerned about the “systematic approach” taken by the vandals in Philadelphia (who damaged a mere 100 graves) he should stop and reflect that it doesn’t even begin to hold a candle to the “systematic approach” taken by the Israelis at the Mamilla Cemetery

Mar 02 20:55

ADL Presents: 5 Tips for Talking with Children about Bomb Threats at Jewish Community Centers

In the aftermath of the recent series of bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers and day schools across the country and other acts of anti-Semitism that have been widely reported in recent weeks, the Anti-Defamation League is making available the following tips for responding to threats, violence, terrorism or other incidents of hate. [Sorry I couldn't resist!]

Mar 02 15:43

UK Curbing Academic Free Speech On Israel: Jewish Scholar

The British government is helping universities across the UK suppress the right to criticize Israel over its human rights violations in Palestine, says a Jewish professor, vowing to never give in to the pressure.

Mar 02 09:45

THE LORD EXPRESSES HIS CONCERNS ABOUT THE BDS MOVEMENT

Don’t let the title fool you ….. we are NOT talking about THE LORD, but rather the former Chief Rabbi of Britain.

What he has to say in this animated video is pretty pathetic.

Mar 02 09:12

GOP lawmakers unveil measure to cut off U.S. aid to Palestinians

House and Senate Republicans on Tuesday introduced legislation that would cut off U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority under certain conditions.

The bill would halt funding “to the Palestinian Authority if they continue their policy of paying monetary rewards to terrorists and their surviving family members,” a release about the measure says.

Mar 02 07:37

80 percent of Canadians back Israel boycott — poll

Four in five Canadians believe the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) on Israel is reasonable, a national survey released Wednesday suggests.

More than half of Canadians polled also oppose their parliament’s condemnation of the BDS campaign, which aims to pressure Israel to respect Palestinian rights and international law, and two-thirds would support government sanctions on Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Well, who cares what you CANADIANS think, anyway? I'm the boss, and I KNOW who my boss is!" -- True Dough

Mar 01 21:19

Swastikas & 'Anti-Semitic Graphiti' Found On School Bus Seat

School officials say that a camera on tbe bus caught the culprit in action, , a classmate of the 12-year-old Jewish schoolgirl. The boy was punished, and this occurred on tbe same day that a holocaust memorial group had given their presentation at the school. The group now seeks to return in order to "teach the children the difference between free speech and hate speech."

Mar 01 18:29

Trump Israel ambassador pick said State Department has been anti-Semitic for 'past 70 years'

Donald Trump's nominee to be his ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, accused the State Department during a speech last October of having been anti-Semitic since Israel's founding.
Comment: This man advocates Israel building ILLEGAL settlements on Palestinian land. Has he counted the money the U.S. has given Israel over the past 70 years?

Mar 01 13:07

Third Temple Looms – Israeli Excavations Destroying Al-Aqsa Mosque: Palestinian Minister

The Palestinian Minister of Islamic endowment and Religious Affairs has warned the al-Aqsa mosque is in danger of destruction due to Israel’s excavations.

Mar 01 11:18

Gaza War: 11 Key Headlines From Scathing Report Rattling Israel's Politicians and Military

The 200-page report is being released about a year and a half after the end of the war in August 2014. The report deals both with the decision making process in the security cabinet relating to Gaza before Operation Protective Edge, as the war is officially known in Israel, and at its outset but also with the issue involving dealing with the attack tunnels in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge, as well as preparation for the intelligence, technological and operational response to the this threat in the years prior to the operation.

Feb 28 08:37

Orthodox Jews try to disrupt women's service at Israel's Western Wall

Male students standing in the men's section attempted to drown out the women's prayers with shouting, cursing and blowing whistles. The ultra-Orthodox Jewish men and women were protesting the women wearing tefillin, yarmulkes, and prayer shawls -- Jewish religious objects traditionally only worn by men.

Feb 28 08:07

Israel opens probe on purchase of German submarines

Israel's justice ministry said Monday it had launched an investigation into alleged corruption surrounding a submarine deal which reportedly involves people close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Feb 28 07:23

Cherry Hill JCC targeted in wave of bomb threats

But the Cherry Hill facility received a telephoned bomb threat around 10:40 a.m., prompting the evacuation of several hundred people.

A search by Cherry Hill Police and Camden County Sheriff's officers, including K-9 teams, cleared the building about two hours later.

The incident rattled nerves for some – and spurred an air of defiance by others – at the community center at Springdale and Kresson roads. Elected and religious leaders denounced bigotry and praised the region's diversity.

"We deplore hatred and violence in any form and we are going to continue to be vigilant," Cohen said. "But we are going on with business as usual."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel is running a major campaign to reassert its status of premier victim, which means Israel is about to do something really nasty!

Feb 27 17:18

Double Life of White Helmets: Volunteers by Day, Terrorists by Night (Photos)

Volunteers of the White Helmets civil defense organization have a double life: they are ‘volunteers’ by day and terrorists by night.

Feb 27 15:53

Israeli jets hit Gaza after overnight rocket attack

“In response to a rocket fired from Gaza that hit Israeli territory last night, the IAF targeted 5 Hamas positions throughout the Gaza Strip,” the Israeli military said in a statement. “The IDF holds Hamas accountable for all attacks from the Gaza Strip that threaten Israel and her citizens.”

The rocket from Gaza, launched shortly before 4:15 a.m., hit the Sha’ar Hanegev region, northeast of the Gaza enclave, the military said. It struck an open field, causing neither damage nor injury.

Feb 27 15:41

‘It Puts Israel In Group Of Cuba, N. Korea And Sudan’ – HRW Director On Work Permit Refusal

Israel has refused a work permit for a new regional director of the global watchdog, Human Rights Watch.

Feb 27 09:12

BEX ALERT - 'AMAZON SHOULD STOP SELLING HOLOCAUST DENIAL BOOKS'

The appeal came in the form of a letter penned by Yad Vashem’s director of the libraries, Dr. Robert Rozett, to the CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel does hate that freedom of speech thing!

Feb 27 08:10

Israel Created a Problem That It Doesn’t Want to Solve

Israel has created a terrible problem which it is incapable of solving. That is why it has always been the case that the United States must dictate a solution, but it is unable to do so, paralyzed as it is by the heavy influence of Israel and America’s own apologists and lobbyists.

Trump's suggestion of a one-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict is welcomed by some because Israel's settler policy is said to have made two states impossible, as it was most certainly intended to do. However, a little reflection on hard facts makes it clear that a one-state solution is just as impossible.

Feb 27 08:07

Police say more than 100 Jewish cemetery headstones damaged

More than 100 headstones have been vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, damage discovered less than a week after similar vandalism in Missouri, authorities said.

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Israel is about to do something really nasty and is pre-emptively playing the victim card ... as they always do.

Feb 27 08:02

War at Any Cost: Israeli Special Forces Enter Syrian Territory to 'Monitor' Extremist Groups Fighting Assad

Israel's decision on Wednesday to fly over ISIS strongholds in Lebanon, and then drop bombs on Syrian Army positions in Syria, was a real stroke of genius — especially considering that the airstrikes came just before peace talks in Geneva were scheduled to begin.

A real class act.

Feb 26 15:52

Netanyahu Suggests Bringing International Forces into Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for deployment of international forces in the Gaza Strip, expressing his concern of the International Criminal Court (ICC), in the Hague.

Feb 26 09:29

ILLUSIONS OF DEMOCRACY

More than 200 European legal scholars have signed a statement affirming that the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian freedom, justice and equality represents “a lawful exercise of freedom of expression.”

Feb 26 09:29

TIME FOR AN APOLOGY

Time has come for the UK to apologise

Feb 26 08:30

India approves $2.5bn missile deal with Israel

India on Friday approved a $2.5 billion deal with Israel to develop medium range surface-to-air missiles for the Indian army, The Hindu reported.

Feb 25 10:53

U.S. Air Force Gives No-Bid Contract to Israeli Company To Destroy ISIS Drones

By Nicholas West

A new narrative has emerged in military circles that indicates an added feature to the never-ending conflict in the Middle East, and one which threatens to become another justification for the wider War on Terror: ISIS drones...

Feb 25 08:18

GAME OF THRONES: ISRAEL PREPARES FOR NETANYAHU'S POTENTIAL DEPARTURE

As corruption investigations pile up, Benjamin Netanyahu’s potential early departure is likely to produce an early election with unpredictable results.

Feb 25 08:01

Victurus Libertas 2-16-17… “Huge Exclusive Interview With DHS Insider!”

The CIA and Israel are responsible for the creation of Isis. Isis was created specifically to weaken Iran and destabilize Syria. It worked for awhile until Putin shored up Assad and bolstered Iranian Qud forces. The real reason you see such anti-Russian fever from both Schumer and McCain, Graham and Feinstein, is because the operation has blown up in our faces.

“Israeli intelligence is furious with Trump, and will do anything to keep Trump from working with Putin. Understand that if Trump and Putin work together to defeat Isis, they are actually defeating a CIA/Mossad creation, and furthermore, Syria and Iran grow stronger, which the Saudis and the Israeli’s fear.

Feb 24 15:49

Israel’s Dead-End Dilemma

With its steady encroachment on Palestinian lands, Israel has created a problem that it can’t solve. That is why it has always been the case that the United States must pretty much dictate a solution, but it is unable to do so because it is paralyzed by the heavy influence of Israel on the U.S. political process and the power of America’s own apologists for Israel.

Feb 24 12:30

US Jews Condemn Trump’s Deportation Rules—But Back Israel’s

All the major Jewish activist groups in America—including the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)—have come out in opposition to the new deportation guidelines announced by the Trump administration—but continue to back Israel’s deportation rules, which are far stricter and openly racial in nature.

Feb 24 11:41

Israel Denies EU Parliamentary Delegation Entry into Gaza

A European parliament delegation that attempted to enter the besieged Gaza Strip to assess the residual damage of Israel’s 2014 military offensive was denied entry by Israeli authorities today.

According to a statement released by the European Parliament’s Delegation for relations with Palestine, Israeli authorities told the group that their entry was denied owing to the fact that only humanitarian workers and diplomats accredited by the Israeli government or the Palestinian Authority (PA) are allowed access to Gaza, which has been under an Israeli military blockade for a decade.

The statement noted that the delegation has been denied entry since 2011.

Feb 24 08:01

PEN America drops Israel sponsorship

PEN America is no longer accepting funding from the Israeli government, after five years of accepting such sponsorship for the literary group’s annual World Voices festival in New York, the activist group Adalah-NY has learned.

PEN America came under heavy criticism last year for accepting funding from the Israeli government, which jails Palestinian journalists and writers in Israel and the occupied West Bank for their work.

Feb 23 17:31

Pro-Palestine Activism Must Be ‘Managed’ Under Counter-Extremism Strategy, Universities Told

British universities have been advised to “manage” Palestinian activism on campus in order to comply with the UK government’s ‘Prevent’ counter-extremism strategy.

“Vocal support for Palestine,” “Opposition to Israeli settlements in Gaza,” and “Criticism of wars in the Middle East” are included in a list of “contentious topics” on the Safe Campus Communities website.

Feb 23 14:23

Trump has reminded Palestinians that it was always about one state

Jonathan Cook says Trump’s claim that he is not fixated on a two-state solution means Israelis and Palestinians must define their objective: a fortress for their tribe, or a shared homeland with rights and dignity for all.

Feb 23 13:47

Jewish Telegraphic Agency Runs Story Admitting "Hoax Bomb Threats"(!)

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency, described by Wikipedia as a not-for-profit "international news agency and wire service serving Jewish community newspapers and media around the world," ran a story with a very interesting admission on Tuesday, asserting that the sudden alleged rash of bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers were "Hoax bomb threats."

Feb 23 12:55

Amnesty accuses Israel of multiple human rights violations

Amnesty International has accused Israel of the unlawful killing of Palestinians, arbitrary arrests and detentions, torture and other human rights violations.

Feb 23 12:55

Australians protest at Netanyahu's first visit, call him 'war criminal’

Hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters have taken to the streets of the Australian city of Sydney to express their outrage at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the country.

Feb 23 12:36

The Trump-Netanyahu Circus

The President of the United States can hardly be taken seriously, saying much but doing little. His words, often offensive, carry no substance, and it is impossible to summarize his complex political outlook about important issues.

This is precisely the type of American presidency that Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, prefers.

Feb 23 11:12

John Friend of 'The Realist Report' Interviews Martin Hill - February 22, 2017

I had a good conversation with John Friend last night, in which we covered a wide array of topics. It's one hour 31 minutes, commercial free. Here is the show description from his website: "On this edition of The Realist Report, we’re joined once again by Martin Hill of LibertyFight.com. Martin is an activist, a blogger, and an independent investigator who is perhaps most famous for publicly confronting Donald Trump about the “dancing Israelis” arrested on the day of 9/11, a topic we discussed at length during our last conversation.

Feb 23 09:56

THESE HOLLYWOOD STARS DESERVE A SPECIAL OSCAR

Israel invited 26 Hollywood stars on all-expense paid trips to the Holy Land around the 2016 Academy Awards, but a year later none of them have visited, Agence France-Presse reported.

Feb 23 09:55

PALESTINE HOPED TO BE GREAT AGAIN UNDER TRUMP ~~ IT AIN’T GONNA HAPPEN

While the US continues to turn a blind eye to settlement expansion, the international community and the EU in particular are left with the responsibility of ensuring that everyday life in the Palestinian enclaves does not collapse. Time for a rethink, argue policy analysts Sam Bahour and Mousa Jiryis

Feb 23 08:58

ISRAELI JUDICIAL SYSTEM ~~ JOKE OR JUSTICE?

An Israeli court on Tuesday sentenced Elor Azaria to 18 months in prison, one-year probation and a demotion of his military rank, a month after the Israeli soldier was found guilty of manslaughter.

Azaria shot and killed Abd al-Fattah al-Sharif in March after al-Sharif had already been shot and injured following an alleged attempted stabbing attack in Hebron.

Feb 23 08:57

ACTION ALERTS FOR ISRAEL APARTHEID WEEK

Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an international series of events meant to shed a light on the settler colonial project and apartheid policies of Israel and build the growing Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

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