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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Feb 23 08:57

SEE WHO THE REAL HATERS ARE IN THIS VIDEO >>>> IT JUST MIGHT SURPRISE YOU

Muslims raise money for vandalized Jewish cemetery

Feb 23 07:04

ISIS Calls For Backup: Israel Attacks Syrian Army Positions Near Damascus

Syria peace talks are expected to begin this week in Geneva. And what are the Israelis doing? Bombing Syrian Arab Army positions near the Lebanese border.

Because as we all know, the Israelis are really good at these "ceasefire" things. Especially when they have no business interfering in any way in a conflict:

Feb 22 15:36

Trump’s One-State Openness On Israel

Just because Donald Trump said it doesn’t mean it has to be wrong. During the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washington, President Trump publicly stated he is not necessarily wedded to a “two-state solution” in Palestine.

Feb 22 08:19

It’s Official: The Pentagon Finally Admitted That Israel Has Nuclear Weapons, Too

? After five decades of pretending otherwise, the Pentagon has reluctantly confirmed that Israel does indeed possess nuclear bombs, as well as awesome weapons technology similar to America’s.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, so it was ILLEGAL for the US Government to send your tax dollars to Israel under the Symington Amendment and the Glenn act.

WE THE PEOPLE DEMAND A REFUND!

Feb 22 07:36

Canadians don’t share Justin Trudeau’s pro-Israel stance — poll

The survey found that that 91 percent “accept the view that criticism of Israeli government policy [is] like criticism of any other country and is not necessarily anti-Semitic.”

Feb 22 07:08

Israeli raid strikes Lebanon, Syria border

Israeli warplanes struck posts along the Lebanese border with Syria in a pre-dawn raid, a security source told The Daily Star Wednesday

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yep. As soon as we started hearing all this noise about bomb threats and vandalized cemeteries, it was obvious Israel was about to do something nasty.

Feb 21 15:00

FLASHBACK - Colin Powell leaked emails: Israel has '200 nukes all pointed at Iran', former US secretary of state says

Israel has 200 nuclear weapons, according to the latest revelation hidden in a cache of Colin Powell's leaked emails.

The former US secretary of state revealed the information in an email he sent to a colleague last year, which was obtained by the hacking group DCLeaks and published on LobeLog, a foreign policy blog.

Israel has a policy of nuclear ambiguity and has never talked about the type or size of its weapons, even if it has been an “open secret” that the US ally is well armed.

Feb 21 14:53

Special Series - The Day Israel Attacked America

Feb 21 13:08

Video: “Trump’s Team Filled With Zionists, Lobbyists & Bankers & Why He’ll Never Prosecute Hillary!”

Richie analyses Trump’s 60 minutes interview and explains why it’s business as usual for the oligarchs.

Feb 21 12:13

This Land is Mine

Feb 21 11:34

Catholic Bishops 2017 Visit To Gaza: "Crippling Occupation Of West Bank Violates Human Dignity; Egregious Injustices & Random Violence Are A Scandal, Man-Made Catastrophe"

An international contingent of Roman Catholic Bishops took their annual trip to Palestine in January, and Archbishop Oscar Cantu of New Mexico, who serves as Chairman of the Vatican's Committee on International Justice and Peace, wrote a strongly-worded letter to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson regarding Israel's occupation of the West Bank. LibertyFight.com has reported extensively on these trips for several years, and this is something which is barely mentioned, if at all, in the corporate Zionist-controlled media.

Feb 21 11:22

B.C. man convicted of promoting hatred against Jews loses constitutional challenge

Arthur Topham's lawyer argued in B.C. Supreme Court in Quesnel that his client's communication on his website was justified in a free and democratic society and that in this Internet age, the same viewpoints are available in many places.

The Crown noted that the arguments were based on an erroneous assumption that Topham only republished material written by others on his website — which wasn't the evidence put before the jury during his trial in November.

Feb 21 10:34

Democratic Ex-Dove Proposes War on Iran

Rep. Alcee Hastings has sponsored a bill to authorize President Trump to attack Iran. Hastings reintroduced H J Res 10, the “Authorization of Use of Force Against Iran Resolution” on Jan. 3, the first day of the new Congress after President Trump’s election.

Hastings’s bill has come as a shock to constituents and people who have followed his career as a 13-term Democratic Member of Congress from South Florida. Miami Beach resident Michael Gruener called Hastings’s bill, “extraordinarily dangerous,” and asked, “Does Hastings even consider to whom he is giving this authorization?”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder just how Rep. Hastings feels about having been "purchased" by Israel to do its bidding in Iran.

But I think that he will find that his transformation into a war hawk will not earn him more votes if he runs for re-election, even with massive AIPAC assistance.

Moreover, I am astonished that what he does not understand is that any war with Iran will almost inevitably lead to a war with Russia; perhaps with his future financial security having been "made" through his utter obeisance to Israel, he doesn't really give a damn about his constituents any more.

Because at this point in its history, the American military does not have the weaponry; the troop strength; the manufacturing; or the money to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

Feb 21 09:47

SCHOLARS FOR ACADEMIC FREEDOM ~~ “YOU LEFT OUR NAMES OFF YOUR LIST”

We, the undersigned faculty in various universities and colleges in California, write to request that you place our names, all of them, on Professor Watchlist.

We make this request because we note that you currently list on your site several of our California colleagues, such as Professors Bettina Aptheker, Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Melina Abdullah, Hatem Bazian and some 20 others, whose work is distinguished by its commitment to reasoned, fact-based civil discourse examining questions of tolerance, equality, and justice.

Feb 21 09:46

IMAGE OF THE DAY ~~ THE BILLBOARD THAT WENT ASTRAY

“On Feb. 6, 2017 this ‘America First’ highway billboard was erected in Ann Arbor, Michigan by the group Deir Yassin Remembered. A week later Adams Outdoor Advertising told the group that their billboard had to come down. It has since been removed.”

Feb 21 09:45

ADMINISTRATIVE DETENTION AS A TOOL OF REPRESSION

Administrative Detention is widely used by the Israeli occupation regime to suppress political activity and social organizations in the West Bank. It is less known that the same (or a similar) anti-democratic law holds also inside those territories that Israel occupied and ethnically cleaned in 1948 and is used against Palestinian there, which are formally citizens of “democratic” Israel.

In a new post in Free Haifa I bring in detail the case of Muhammad Ibrahim, a 20 year old computer technician from Kabul in the Galilee, whose administrative detention was prolonged on December 2016 for a second 6 months period.

Feb 21 07:55

Israel nature exhibition at UN whitewashes occupation

The exhibition, title The Natural Side of Israel, features some 30 photographs that purport to display the “rare and inspiring variety of natural landscapes and unspoiled scenery” in Israel, but in fact include geographic sites that lie on land Israel has occupied for decades.

Feb 21 07:54

How the Israel lobby is using Owen Jones

The Jewish Labour Movement scoring Jones appears to be a high-profile instance of a new push endorsed by Israel’s government to ensure that Palestine solidarity “instigators” are “singled out” from so-called “soft critics” of Israel.

Feb 20 10:21

IF THE CANCER DOESN’T KILL YOU ZIONISM WILL

A Palestinian man was on his way to a chemotherapy session when he was shot by Israeli soldiers last November, his family told an Israeli journalist this week.

Feb 20 10:13

Berkeley event was successful despite efforts against it 

After I was invited by the Social Justice Committee of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists (BFUU) to give a public presentation, extremist pro-Israel activists went to work to get the event canceled. They put up blog posts and even a Craigslist advertisement attacking me, exaggerating inaccurate claims about me by the ADL and, especially, the widely refuted JVP-US Campaign dossier on me.

This has become standard practice for Israel partisans who wish to prevent audiences from hearing my presentation.

A few individuals within the BFUU then took up the JVP-USC false claims, trying to get the event shut down before anyone had the chance to hear me directly. This effort threatened to succeed, but ultimately failed when members committed to social justice and free speech refused to cave in.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Feb 20 09:59

LIES YOUR TEACHER TAUGHT YOU: Who wrote Diary of Anne Frank?

A New York Court awarded $50,000 to an American novelist Meyer Levin, to be paid By Otto Frank the father of Anne Frank as an honorarium for Levin's novel "Diary of a Young Girl" also known as "Diary of Anne Frank". Mr. Otto Frank, had promised to pay to a Jewish novelist Meyer Levin not less than $50,000 because he had used the literary creation of author Levin in toto, and represented it to his publisher and the public as his late daughter’s original work.

Otto Frank later decided on a Broadway production of the same novel but did not pay Meyer Levin for use of his novel for Broadway production whcih was against the terms of contract. hence Meyer Levin sued Otto Frank for his writings, and the New York Court Jury awarded Meyer Levin $50,000, for his 'intellectual work'.

Feb 19 15:37

FLASHBACK : The Roots of the Refugee Crisis Caused by the West

“The reason so many are fleeing places such as Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, and Iraq is that U.S. and European interventionist foreign policy has left these countries destabilized with no hopes of economic recovery,”explainedformer congressman and three-time presidential contender Ron Paul, a leading voice for a constitutional, non-interventionist U.S. foreign policy. “This mass migration from the Middle East and beyond is a direct result of the neocon foreign policy of regime change, invasion, and pushing ‘democracy’ at the barrel of a gun.”

“Contrary to what one might expect, U.S. military aid doesn’t produce willing, cooperative, or effective security partners. Instead, it incentivizes bad behavior and drives the sources of terrorism: corruption, violence, and poor governance. Unwittingly, this policy is creating its own enemies,” writes Jeremy Ravinsky.

Feb 19 15:13

Israeli authorities brand Indian Jew genetically inferior

Jacob is Indian. He is also an Israeli citizen. His parents immigrated to Israel when he was a very young boy.

When Jacob reached the age of four he started kindergarten. But because his parents spoke their own language at home, his knowledge of Hebrew was weak. This was the cause of a lifetime of persecution by the Israeli education and welfare systems that continues to this day.

For 20 years Jacob has been fighting in the courts for justice and compensation for the abuse he endured in the Israeli education system.

Jacob suffers from muscular dystrophy but the Israeli authorities refuse to carry out a proper diagnosis and describe his physical illness as psychosomatic, or mental disorder...>>

Feb 19 10:17

IN PHOTOS ~~ NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION

On the NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION, February 15th, at Grand Central Station NYC, 300 people met to protest the meeting of Trump And Netanyahu and what it portends. Participants held posters and gave out leaflets to commuters. Many stopped to take photos.There was chanting & singing. Then the protesters marched out of GCS going through NYC’s over crowded streets to Trump Towers. When they got there the police had cordoned off several blocks to keep the demonstrators from protesting in front of the building. The marchers were not deterred and continued around the police fences till they met up with the Palestinian protesters who were waiting for the main group to appear. Between them there was a mass vocal outburst and, with a flurry of many Palestinian flags, the marchers moved on to Columbus Circle in front of Trump’s International Hotel where they continued the protest.

Feb 18 20:25

US Has Enabled Israel’s Occupation For Decades: Analyst

The United States has enabled Israel’s occupation and human rights abuses in Palestinian territories for decades and President Donald Trump will continue that policy, an international lawyer and political analyst says.

Feb 18 07:42

Palestinian, 25, dies after being shot by Israeli troops on his way to his last chemo session

On his way to what was supposed to his final chemotherapy session, last November, he boarded the wrong shared taxi. Discovering his mistake, he got off and ran across the highway to catch a taxi going in the opposite direction. Israel Defense Forces soldiers who may have thought he was going to attack them, shot him, seriously wounding him. For the next three months, he was bedridden in Beilinson Hospital, in Petah Tikva, most of the time in the intensive care unit. Throughout that entire period, no one in the IDF thought of updating his parents and family about the condition of their loved one. His mother was the only one allowed who was supposed to be allowed to visit him, but even though she came a few times, on all but one occasion, she was not permitted to enter his room. Just as his condition seemed to be improving, he died, apparently last week. No one thought to inform the family about his death, or the circumstances surrounding it. Israel has not yet returned the body.

Feb 17 13:31

Trump & Netanyahu Accuse Tehran Of Being A ‘Nuclear Threat’? What About Israel’s 80-250 Nukes?

Trump accuses Iran of seeking to develop nuclear weapons.

Feb 17 07:49

Behind Israel’s Hostility toward Iran

Western news media has feasted on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s talk and the reactions to it as a rare political spectacle rich in personalities in conflict. But the real story of Netanyahu’s speech is that he is continuing a long tradition in Israeli politics of demonizing Iran to advance domestic and foreign policy interests.

The history of that practice, in which Netanyahu has played a central role going back nearly two decades, shows that it has been based on a conscious strategy of vastly exaggerating the threat from Iran.

Feb 17 06:48

flashback:7/12/2016 Obama admin. sent taxpayer money to campaign to oust Netanyahu ...

(*The Washington Post calmly reported: He Who Screams Foreign Influence In Elections The Loudest >>>)

Feb 16 14:55

Bibi’s ‘Psychotic Territory’ Luring Ill Trump Into War With Iran

US President Donald Trump’s anti-Iran stance offers “further evidence” to claims that that he is suffering from mental illnesses, says a prominent political commentator.

Kevin Barrett made the comments in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday about Trump’s anti-Iran remarks following a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Feb 16 10:53

Netanyahu to ‘Examine’ Possibility of Settlement Freeze

As long as Trump "gives him" Syria's Golan Heights.

Following the meeting with President Trump in the White House, the Israeli premier promised to ‘examine’ Trump’s public request that he ‘hold back’ on construction in the West Bank; Netanyahu also asked the president to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, adding, 'I wouldn't say that he was surprised by my request.'

Feb 16 10:45

George Soros Backed Jared Kushner Venture Cadre With $250 Million

Soros gave Trump a $160 million high interest mezzanine loan on a building Trump was constructing in Chicago back in 2005 and then forgave the loan. I think we are living in a stage production!

It turns out that George Soros is the money behind a new real estate venture called Cadre which was founded by Donald Trump’s son in law Jared Kushner and his brother Joshua Kushner.

The Real Deal has uncovered the fact that George Soros was the man who provided Cadre with a $259 million line of credit. A source told the publication, “Soros has had a long and productive relationship with the Kushner family.”

The financing was provided; even though, Soros has called President Trump a “would-be dictator.”

Feb 16 09:47

NATIONAL BROTHERHOOD WEEK ~~ EVERYBODY LOVES THE JEW

Jews are the most warmly regarded religious group in America, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I mean, seriously, how can one reconcile this claim by Pew with all the constant screaming of "Anti-Semitism on the rise" coming from Israel?

Someone is lying, and I am not sure it is Pew!

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