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May 15 10:46

U.S. Media Whitewashes Gaza Massacre

Typical of the mindset of corporate media reporting on what happened in Gaza on Monday as Israeli soldiers killed more than 50 protesting Palestinians, is this tweet from CNN. It says: “Death toll rises to at least 52 people during clashes along the border fence between Israel and Gaza, Palestinian officials say. More than 2,400 people have been injured.” CNN’s new slogan is “#FactsFirst.”

Adam Johnson, who writes for the media watchdog Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, responded to CNN with a tweet of his own:

“This one’s got it all:

‘death toll rises’ — no one was killed and no one specific party did the killing, the death toll just mysteriously ‘rises’
‘clashes’ — launders all power asymmetry
‘2,400 people have been injured’ — all 2,400 are Palestinian but lets go with ‘people’.”

May 15 10:43

Israeli forces kill 2 Palestinians near Gaza border as Gaza buries dead

Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians near the Gaza-Israel border Tuesday after thousands of Palestinians turned out for the funerals of dozens of protesters killed by Israeli troops a day earlier, local health officials said.

The number of protesters that gathered at the frontier Tuesday was significantly lower than on Monday. It appeared that many had gone to mourning tents rather than back to the scene of the bloodiest day for Palestinians since a 2014 Gaza war.

Sixty Palestinians were killed on Monday, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry, including an eight-month-old baby that died from tear gas that her family said she inhaled at a protest camp near the border. More than 2,200 Palestinians were also injured by gunfire or tear gas, local medics said.

May 15 10:43

America's Jerusalem embassy for mass murder, occupation and wider war

How obscenely ironic. Embassies traditionally symbolize diplomacy and peace. The opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem was occasioned by a grotesque baptism of murder of Palestinians, heralding wider war in the Middle East.

Not only that, but on the very anniversary of one of the most shameful episodes of ethnic cleansing and dispossession over the past century – the 1948 Nakba or Catastrophe for Palestinians – the US government is brazenly siding with the heirs of that historic violence, the Israeli state.

Trump's wholesale abandonment of any shame in endorsing Israeli violations against Arab historic rights is an incitement to regional conflagration.

May 15 10:41

Erdan calls to resume targeted killings of Hamas leaders

The targeted killing of Hamas leaders is part of the solution for the situation in the Gaza Strip, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan asserted on Tuesday morning in an interview with Ynet.

"It's time for the heads of Hamas to pay a personal price for organizing these terror attacks," Erdan said. "The heads of Hamas, Yahya Sinwar and others, have been talking about being willing to be killed near the border fence—let them."

"We need to go back to targeted killings, and they need to go back to hiding underground and fearing for their lives, not organizing the masses to carry out terror attacks," the minister added.

May 15 10:25

'You think like an Englishman!' Sky News row ERUPTS with Israeli scholar over Jerusalem

A FURIOUS row broke out between a Sky New presenter and an Israeli scholar over the Donald Trump's decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem and the Palestinian claim to the city.

The US is to open its new embassy in Jerusalem - a move praised by Israel but condemned by Palestinians, amid escalating violence in Gaza.

Palestinians oppose the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and claim the eastern part of the city as part of their future state.

An interview on the topic saw a heated clash between Sky News' Diplomatic Editor Dominic Waghorn and an Israeli scholar Dr Mordechai Kedar.

Dr Kedar, who is a former intelligence officer, claimed that the Palestinians have "no claim whatsoever" to Jerusalem and accused Waghorn of "thinking like an Englishman".

May 15 10:22

Ron Paul: Gaza Violence, Blowback For Jerusalem?

"There's no evidence that the Palestinians had arms, they had slingshots and stones!" says Dr. Paul.

May 15 10:08

'Israel has a right to DEFEND itself' – Donald Trump blames HAMAS for Gaza deaths

DONALD Trump has blamed Palestinian group Hamas for the “tragic deaths” of almost 60 people who were killed in violent clashes, as he relocated the Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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So Israel, armed by the United States with lethal weapons of war and possessing nuclear weapons, feels threatened by Palestinians throwing rocks?!?

When was the last time you were tested for illegal drugs, Donny?

May 15 10:03

NAMES AND FACES OF THIS WEEK’S MARTYRS

Eight-month-old Laila is youngest Palestinian killed in Gaza on Monday, the deadliest day since 2014 war

May 15 09:56

Ron Paul in 2014: "Too Much Killing, Palestinians Have Been Treated Unfairly, & Something Should Be Done About That"

"A lot of people are dying in Gaza. And it's a real mess. I believe the people in Gaza are living in prison conditions. They can't go about, there are blockades there, they can't go anywhere, so it's a tragic situation... there's too much killing, and I think the Palestinians have been treated unfairly, and that something, someday should be done about that."

May 15 09:51

'Appalled & disgusted': Twittersphere slams 'pro-Israel' US media coverage of Gaza protests

Children were among the dead, including an eight-month-old baby who inhaled Israeli tear gas. However, many US media outlets are now under fire for not covering the deadly situation at the Gaza border, instead reporting with a pro-Israel slant. The term "58 Palestinians," a previous death toll reported by the ministry, was trending on Monday, with Twitter users responding to mainstream media coverage.

"MSM remains largely uncritical of Israeli actions. However, social media is appalled and disgusted," one person wrote on Twitter, referring to the situation as a "murderous killing spree."

May 15 09:43

Smiles amid bloodbath: Twitter points out bad optics of US embassy opening during Gaza massacre

As American officials smiled and clapped at the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem, Palestinian protesters were gunned down by Israeli bullets at the Gaza border.

Twitter users were quick to point out the competing visuals and bad optics on a day when US officials were touting the opening of the new embassy as a “magnificent tribute to peace.”

Many users pointed out the images of White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner and wife Ivanka Trump smiling and laughing at the opening of the embassy with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while protesters, among them children, were shot dead in Gaza.

May 15 09:35

Israeli ‘toxic influence’ responsible for extreme US policy – Max Blumenthal

Allied with the hardline Israeli government, the Trump administration has adopted the “most extreme policy in history” on Israel and Palestine, author and political analyst Max Blumenthal tells RT.

Blumenthal, the director of ‘Killing Gaza’ documentary about the 2014 Israeli attack on the Hamas-run Palestinian territory, answered RT.com’s questions and later spoke to RT International in the wake of Monday’s bloodshed, in which over 50 people were killed and almost 3,000 injured on the Israel-Gaza border.

May 15 09:31

‘Terrible massacre’: Israel kills 59, injures 2,771 Gaza protesters as US embassy opens in Jerusalem

Fifty-nine Palestinian protesters, including seven children under 18, have been killed by Israeli fire during demonstrations on the day of the US embassy's inauguration in Jerusalem, the Palestinian health ministry said Monday.

More than 2,700 protesters have been injured in Gaza on what has been the most violent day of the six week long Great March of Return. Those wounded on Monday include 203 children and 78 women, according to the ministry.

The Palestinian government denounced Monday’s violence as a “terrible massacre” perpetrated “by the forces of the Israeli occupation”, and called for an immediate international intervention to prevent further deaths. A day of national mourning has been declared by the government in Ramallah, to be held Tuesday.

May 15 09:04

ON VIDEO ~~ THE EMBASSY OF DOOM

As Ivanka smiled in Jerusalem, deadly bloodshed and violence erupted in Gaza, ending any dream of peace in the Middle East just as experts warned — but Trump recklessly ignored them.

May 15 09:04

VIDEO ~~ TRUMP PICKS THE DEVIL TO PRAY FOR PEACE IN JERUSALEM

Who did Trump send to pray at the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem? A man who thinks all Muslims and Jews are going to hell.

May 15 09:03

IN TOONS ~~ A HISTORY OF ISRAELI GENOCIDE

May 15 09:02

Impunity ensured: US blocks UN call to probe Israeli crackdown on Palestinians

A damning UN Security Council draft statement on Israel’s use of force against protesters at the Gaza border was blocked by the US. Nearly 60 people were killed as the new US Embassy opened in Jerusalem.

Monday was the bloodiest day in six weeks of protesting by Palestinians at Israel’s border wall, during which hundreds of people have been killed and thousands injured by Israeli soldiers. The IDF (Israel Defense Forces) has used tear gas and small arms against demonstrators, saying the use of force is justified due to the threat they pose. Palestinian protesters have burned tires, thrown stones, and launched incendiary kites during the stand-off.

The draft statement, which was blocked by Washington on Monday, expressed outrage over the scale of violence and called for an independent investigation of the situation.

May 15 08:57

Dublin mayor urges Eurovision boycott as Israel commits another massacre

The lord mayor of Dublin has called for Ireland to boycott next year’s Eurovision song contest in solidarity with the Palestinian people.

“The horrific ordeal of the Palestinian people needs to be highlighted,” Mícheál Mac Donncha stated. “There needs to be solidarity just as there was with the people of South Africa with the apartheid regime.”

Israel won the right to host the high-profile annual competition after Netta Barzilai won this year’s event on Saturday.

May 15 08:57

Still refugees, wherever we are

I grew up with snippets of my family history told in short, evocative sentences.

“We had the largest field of figs in the village,” or, “Your grandfather loved horses and he used to own several.”

Most heard, however, was: “We lost everything during the Nakba.”

May 15 08:56

“Horrific, unprecedented”: Israel massacres almost 60 Palestinians in Gaza

“It was the bloodiest day in the past two months, since Palestinians started the rally to march for freedom,” Gaza-based writer and professor Refaat Alareer told The Electronic Intifada Podcast on Monday.

Israeli forces massacred almost 60 Palestinian protesters who were marching along the boundaries of the besieged Gaza Strip for what had been billed as the climax of the Great March of Return.

Among almost 2,800 injured, half were shot with live ammunition.

This makes Monday the bloodiest single day since the rallies began on 30 March, calling for an end to Israel’s lethal siege of Gaza and the right of refugees – two-thirds of Gaza’s two million residents – to return to homes from which they were expelled and barred from returning by Israel because they are not Jewish.

May 15 08:56

Israel slaughters Palestinians marching to return

Israeli occupation forces killed 58 Palestinians in Gaza on Monday as tens of thousands protested along the eastern perimeter of the territory.

Monday’s death toll is likely to climb higher as 70 were in critical condition and Gaza hospitals struggled to triage the staggering number of casualties.

The health ministry reported nearly 2,800 injuries – almost half of them by live fire.

Held on the eve of Nakba Day – when Palestinians commemorate the ethnic cleansing of their homeland before, during and after the establishment of the state of Israel in May 1948 – the demonstrations may have been the biggest protest ever held in the territory.

May 15 08:55

Palestinians protest opening of US embassy in Jerusalem

Palestinians in several cities in the occupied West Bank and inside present-day Israel protested the US embassy’s official opening in Jerusalem on Monday.

At the same time of the ceremony – which was held on the eve of the Nakba commemoration, marking the ethnic cleansing of 750,000 Palestinians in 1948 – Israeli forces massacred 58 Palestinians in Gaza, including children, and injured thousands.

Although overwhelmingly opposed by world opinion, Donald Trump insisted on making the embassy move to satisfy the demands of Sheldon Adelson, the casino billionaire and financier of anti-Palestinian causes who was the US president’s biggest campaign donor.

May 15 08:54

Turkey tells Israeli ambassador to leave the country over Palestinian protest deaths

Turkey has told Israel's ambassador to Ankara to leave the country over the killing of dozens of Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces, according to media reports.

Eitan Naeh was summoned to the foreign ministry in Ankara on Tuesday and asked to leave over the deaths at the Gaza border, Haaretz reported. He was told to leave "for some time," a source told Reuters. He has served in the position since October 2015.

It comes after Turkey recalled its own ambassadors in Israel and the United States "for consultations" over the violence on Monday. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan referred to the crackdown by Israeli forces as "genocide" and called Israel a "terrorist state" while reaffirming his country's commitment to standing in solidarity with the Palestinian people.

May 15 08:53

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – MAY 15, 2018: PALESTINIAN-ISRAELI CONFLICT FUELS SYRIA CRISIS

At least 59 Palestinian protesters were killed and 2,771 were injured by Israeli forces near the so-called security fence in the Gaza Strip during the May 14 demonstrations denouncing the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem.

Various sources provide conflicting numbers of people involved in the protests, but all of them agrees that there were at least 35,000-40,000 people at the security fence and in the nearby area.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the Israeli actions as self-defense against the Palestinian movement Hamas, which “intends to destroy Israel and sends thousands to breach the border fence in order to achieve this goal,” according to his remarks.

Education Minister Naftali Bennett told Israel Radio that the Israeli government will treat any person approaching the fence as a “terrorist”.

May 15 08:47

US Embassy Baptized With Blood

On the very hour of the US opening its embassy in Jerusalem, hundreds of unarmed Palestinian civilians, including children, were being slaughtered by Israeli snipers.

May 15 08:45

Who owns Jerusalem? | DW Documentary

May 15 08:39

Gilad Atzmon Truth, Truthfullness & Palestine: Music & Thoughts

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May 15 08:10

You Build A House. Israel Destroys It. You Raise A Child. Israel Kills Him.

The unambiguous absence of morality in the Israeli government is why Putin’s invitation to the greatest immoralist of them all, Netanyahu, to be an honored guest at the Russian celebration of victory over Germany in WW II has done such damage to Putin’s and Russia’s reputation. Russia fought the genocidal Nazis and now honors with presidential invitations the genocidal Netanyahu whose policy is genocide for the Palestinians. And for Syria. And for Iran.

https://www.henrymakow.com/2018/04/-jews-israel-andrussia--brendo.html

May 15 06:16

Jerusalem football team changes name in honour of Donald Trump as Israel prepares for embassy move

Jerusalem's leading football team announced it was changing its name to "Beitar Trump Jerusalem" on Sunday as Israelis basked in national pride and pro-American fervour in preparation for the controversial US embassy move to the disputed city.
Note: There is not a sliver of decency or honor left in Trump or the U.S.

May 15 05:04

Dancing On The Dead

Dancing on the dead: The US embassy opens a new era of bloodshed
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Forty-two dead and 1,700 injured by live fire - at the time of writing - was not enough to curb their enthusiasm. Nor did Jared think for one minute of altering his text. He had a messianic look in his eyes. He had come to deliver the truth.

“I am so proud to be here today in Jerusalem the eternal heart of the Jewish people,” he began. “We stand together because we both [America and Israel] believe in freedom

"We stand together because we both believe in human rights. We stand together because we believe democracy is worth defending,” he ploughed on.

Not only was he there as a representative of the President of the United States, but as a peace broker too. And as a peace broker, this is what he said about the massacre going on in real time only 75km away: "Those provoking the violence are part of the problem, not part of the solution.”

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May 15 04:52

The Chosen Ones Cheer; 'Burn Them, Shoot Them, Kill Them'

'Burn them, shoot them, kill them': Israelis cheer in Jerusalem as Palestinians shot in Gaza

May 15 04:02

Most Foreign Envoys Reject Israeli Invitation to Jerusalem Embassy Celebrations

Israel said all 86 countries with diplomatic missions in Israel were invited to the event, but less than 40 of them confirmed attendance.

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(*they probably didn't want to get caught in a U.S. sponsored / Israel executed barrage , in liu of festivities , and hors d'oeuvres ! )

May 15 03:45

DOZENS KILLED DURING U.S. EMBASSY OPENING IN JERUSALEM

(*That's what's so cool about a billionaire , corporate outsider , with an affinity for Zionism . There's usually more then just another ho-hum Cocktail Swizzler at one of their Grand Opening events !)

May 14 21:40

Drones rain tear gas down on protesters as 35,000 Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces on the Gaza border

At the same time more than 35,000 protesters rallied by the Gaza border as tear gas and sniper fire rained down.

The Gaza Health Ministry said about 1,200 suffered injuries from weapons other than live fire today. Many of those would have been hospitalized by Israeli tear gas.

As fighting intensified in Gaza, tear gas was fired past protesters and into the tented encampments that have sprung up along the border, witnesses reported.

Drones carrying canisters of the substance hovered over head before dropping their loads in an attempt for force the amassed protesters to disperse.

May 14 21:17

White House omits Jared Kushner's comments that Gaza protesters are 'part of the problem' from official transcript of his speech after more than 50 were killed by Israeli security forces

As more than 50 Palestinian protesters were shot and killed by Israel security forces on Monday, Jared Kushner declared them 'part of the problem'.

Kushner was speaking at the official opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem when he hit out at thousands of protesters, who were injured on what was the single deadliest day in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since 2014.

'As we have seen from the protests of the last month and even today, those provoking violence are part of the problem and not part of the solution,' Donald Trump's son-in-law told the crowd as his wife Ivanka looked on.

But Kushner's remarks went briefly under the radar as the White House omitted the line from his remarks in the official transcript.

May 14 19:20

'The hospital smells like blood, there are no more beds': Bloody Monday on Gaza border sees 55 dead and thousands injured as Israeli soldiers launch steel pellets, firebombs and tear gas on Palestinian protesters rallying against US Embassy

Israeli troops killed at least 55 Palestinians and wounded more than 2,000 more during protests in Gaza yesterday.

The violence erupted as Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka opened the new American embassy in Jerusalem – a move that has caused a global outcry.

Israeli sniper fire accounted for many of the casualties as mobs attacked Gaza’s border with Israel.

Soldiers also fired tear gas, rubber-coated steel pellets and even firebombs at a 40,000-strong crowd.

Hospitals were said to be at breaking point, running out of blood stocks and their mortuaries filling up with the dead. ‘The hospital smells like blood, there is blood everywhere,’ said Maram Humaid, a journalist reporting from the Indonesia Hospital in northern Gaza. ‘The wounded are lying on the floor – there are no more beds to accommodate them. Ambulances have not stopped arriving.’

May 14 15:00

Bloody Monday: Israeli snipers kill scores of Palestinians and wound 2,400 and fire teargas at 35,000 protesters rallying against the US Embassy opening in Jerusalem overseen by Trump's Middle East envoy Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defended the use of force on the Gaza border after Israeli snipers killed scores of Palestinians and wounded thousands more.

Today 35,000 protesters rallied against the US Embassy opening in Jerusalem as tear gas and sniper fire rained down.

Every country has the obligation to defend its borders,' Netanyahu said on Twitter.

May 14 14:59

Hezbollah leader says 55 missiles were fired on Israeli-occupied Golan Heights to mark the start of a 'completely new stage' that will go to the 'greatest extent' to defend Syria

The leader of Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah group, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said on Monday a missile attack from Syria into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights last week marked a new phase in the Syrian war.

In a televised speech Nasrallah said the rocket attack showed Syria and its allies are ready to go to 'the greatest extent' to defend Syria from Israel.

He did not say who had carried out the attack.

May 14 13:52

‘Gruesome propaganda attempt’: White House blames Hamas for Gaza deaths

The White House has accused Hamas of “gruesome propaganda” after Israeli forces killed over 50 Palestinians on the border between Gaza and Israel, as the US celebrated the transfer of its embassy to Jerusalem.

This is a “gruesome and unfortunate propaganda attempt” on part of Hamas, deputy White House press secretary Raj Shah told reporters on Monday, adding that Israel has the “right to defend itself.”

“We believe that Hamas as an organization is engaged in cynical action leading to these deaths,” Shah added.

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"They MADE us kill them!" -- Nodding Yahoo

May 14 13:51

Turkey recalls ambassadors from US, Israel after over 50 Palestinians killed in Gaza

Ankara has recalled its ambassadors from both Washington and Tel Aviv “for consultations,” the Turkish government has confirmed.

The Turkish government also declared three days of mourning on Monday for over 50 Palestinians killed on the Israel-Gaza border.

Israeli security forces opened fire on demonstrators gathering along the border fence to protest the relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“Turkey will react to this harshly,” said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

May 14 12:03

Israel Shoots to Kill as the the Gaza Ghetto Resists Its Destruction

May 14 10:49

US Embassy Jerusalem Dedication Ceremony

Here is the official White House video of the ceremony, with Ivanka, Kushner and Netanyahu grinning ear to ear in the front row.

May 14 10:38

The Babylonian Talmud’s hateful attitude toward non-Judaic women

Caution needs to be exercised here, however, because the Babylonian Talmud has a low view of women generally, whether Judaic or gentile. Admittedly, Orthodox Judaism's view of non-Judaic females is much lower by comparison with Judaic women, and unreservedly toxic. In Israeli, Judaic-American and Yiddish culture, the popular view of the non-Judaic female is that of a highly promiscuous woman, contrasted with the supposedly more sexually modest Judaic woman. This view was in the news last January when a researcher with the Washington Post sifted through Hollywood director Woody Allen’s writings and discovered this nugget by Mr. Allen: “Unlike the Jewish girl the shiksa is not guilt-ridden—not a complainer—she is abandoned, fun-loving, and above all promiscuous. The shiksa will perform any sex act.” (Cf. Washington Post online, http://wapo.st/2DipDJ5 [January 4, 2017]).

May 14 09:57

GAZERNICA

Gaza epitomizes the epicenter of the harrowing ethos and pathos of human conscientiousness — the thesaurus to every psychological algorithm imaginable or inflictable upon a dispossessed people.

For more than 60 years and several generations going forward, the people of Gaza — who were culturally and ancestrally uprooted from their homeland — have since steadfastly endured the abysmal scourge of survival and strangulated coexistence.

The credibility of today's psychology, therefore, cannot be given a conscientious accreditation if its corpus utterly lacks any or all substantial reference to the psychologically inherited traumas of Gazans and the corresponding physical catastrophes they have been continually subjected to.

The paintings below reflect the devastatingly political impact of the world's calibrated indifference not only to the plight and suffering of the Palestinian people, but of all people displaced through the sanctification of corporately-funded-warfares.

May 14 09:56

Jewish Scholar Dr. Norman Finkelstein Discusses "Crimes Against Humanity" Commited By Israel Against The Palestinian People & Asks "Where's the Solidarity for Gaza?"

This is very good and worth the watch. Dr. Norman Finkelstein says that while Palestinian protesters in Gaza have bravely resisted their ghettoization under merciless Israeli fire, international solidarity is falling short.

May 14 09:08

Western leaders betrayed Palestinians 70 years ago. There is no sign that’s about to change

On Monday and Tuesday, Palestinians will commemorate the anniversary of the Nakba, or catastrophe, their mass expulsion and dispossession 70 years ago as the new state of Israel was built on the ruins of their homeland. As a result, most Palestinians were turned into refugees, denied by Israel the right to return to their homes.

Israel is braced nervously for many tens of thousands to turn out in the occupied territories this week to protest against decades of its refusal to make amends or end its oppressive rule.

The move on Monday of the US embassy to Jerusalem, a city under belligerent occupation, has only inflamed Palestinian grievances – and a sense that the West is still conspiring in their dispossession.

The expected focus of the protests is Gaza, where unarmed Palestinians have been massing every Friday since late March at the perimeter fence that encages two million of them.

May 14 09:06

WATCH LIVE ~~ WORSE DAY EVER IN GAZA

Over 41 Palestinians have been murdered just today as protests against the U.S. Embassy relocation to Jerusalem as the March of Return continues in the lead up to the 70th anniversary of the Nakba tomorrow.

May 14 09:06

THE AGE OF AQUARIUS IS DAWNING IN THE HOLY LAND

Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelation
And the mind’s true liberation

May 14 09:01

Jews, Arabs Clash At Temple Mount As Ivanka and Jared Arrive For Jerusalem Embassy Opening

A day after Israel fired over 20 missiles into the Gaza Strip, tensions exploded in the heart of Jerusalem's Old City where Jewish settlers attempted to storm Islam's third holiest site, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and raise Israel's flag. “Hundreds of settlers stormed the compound along with a large Israeli police force,” Firas al-Dibis, a Palestinian official who oversees the city's Islamic religious sites said in a statement.

May 14 08:47

Israel execute a Palestinian woman after winning Eurovision award for women’s rights song

A Palestinian woman has died in hospital after being shot by an Israeli Sniper near the Gaza border. The woman murdered today is the 53rd peaceful demonstrator to have been killed by Israeli forces since the 30th of March.

Alaa Asad Al Swafari, a 26 year old peaceful demonstrator, was shot by an Israeli Sniper in the East of Gaza today. Alaa was reportedly being treated in a Gaza hospitals intensive care unit before she was later declared dead by the Palestinian Health Ministry.

This murder comes a day after Israel claimed victory in a Eurovision competition, for a song that claimed to advocate for “women’s rights”.

May 14 08:45

Between Tehran and Gaza: From the dangerous threat to the explosive threat

Analysis: Iran’s ayatollahs and media fell for Qassem Suleimani’s ‘fake news’ about the deaths and serious damage his forces inflicted on Israel, but the Quds Force commander knows the truth—and that’s what counts. Meanwhile, the IDF is working to prevent new conflict in the strip by wearing out the ‘human tsunami’ before it reaches the fence area.

May 14 08:44

US Ambassador to Israel Gave Money to Jewish Terror Group: Reports

The US ambassador to Israel was president of an American charity that donated money to a Jewish group designated a "terrorist organisation" by the United States, Israeli media has reported just days before he was due to open a new embassy in Jerusalem.

David Friedman was the president of American Friends of Beit El Yeshiva Center between 2011 and 2017, which raises about $2m a year for settler-linked programmes, particularly in Beit El and its Beit El Yeshiva religious school Friedman attended as a young man.

May 14 08:44

ISRAEL & PALESTINE: THE MAPS TELL THE TRUE STORY

The truth is that far from being the poor victim it likes to portray itself as, Israel is in fact the most aggressive and belligerent nation in the region, having invaded pretty much everyone it shares a border with.

The following maps show just who is wiping who off of the map!

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May 14 08:43

The Dark Side of Israeli Independence

On May 14, 1948, Israel declared its independence. Each May 15, Palestinians solemnly commemorate Nakba Day. Nakba means catastrophe, and that’s precisely what Israel’s independence has been for the more than 700,000 Arabs and their five million refugee descendants forced from their homes and into exile, often by horrific violence, to make way for the Jewish state.

Land Without a People?

In the late 19th century, Zionism emerged as a movement for the reestablishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, then part of the Ottoman Empire. Although Jews ruled over kingdoms there more than 2,000 years ago, they never numbered more than around 10 percent of the population from antiquity through the early 1900s. A key premise of Zionism is what literary theorist Edward Said called the “excluded presence” of Palestine’s indigenous population; a central myth of early Zionists was that Palestine was a “land without a people for a people without a land.”

May 14 08:42

Syria Imposes New Rules of Engagement on Israel

On Thursday 10th May 2018, an unprecedented exchange of strikes happened between Israel and Syria. The mainstream media, as well as some “alternative” media like Russia Today, were quick to relay the Israeli army version, according to which the Zionist entity “retaliated” to an “Iranian attack by Revolutionary Guards’ Al-Quds Force” consisting of “twenty rockets” fired at Israeli positions in the occupied Golan, four of which were “intercepted by the Iron Dome” and the others “crashed into Syrian territory”, no damage being recorded in Israel. Israel has reportedly responded to this unprecedented “act of aggression” by a “large-scale operation” that would have destroyed “the entire Iranian infrastructure in Syria”, in order to deter the Islamic Republic from any stray impulse of future strikes.

May 14 08:42

Benjamin Netanyahu was a member of a nuclear weapons tech smuggling ring

May 14 08:41

ISRAEL EXPOSE ITSELF IN GAZA: GEORGE GALLOWAY

May 14 08:40

Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Compound in Jerusalem

Hundreds of Jewish settlers forced their way into East Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday, according to a Palestinian official.

May 14 08:16

Israel Has No Real Desire for War with Iran, But US Might Lead Battle

Israel has launched its biggest attack ever on Iranian forces in Syria. This is a serious development, but reports of the entire Middle East being on the verge of all out war fail to fully appreciate the motives and intentions of the various players.

Looked at from the Israeli point of view, it is an excellent moment to act against Iran in Syria because it is unlikely that the Iranians will respond in a serious way.

In the wake of Donald Trump’s withdrawal of the US from the Iran nuclear deal, the Iranians want to show the rest of the world, and particularly the Europeans, that they are the reliable and pacific upholders of the 2015 treaty.

This phase may not last long and does not mean that the Iranians have any faith in the EU states keeping the accord alive. But they do want to ensure that the EU and others will only grudgingly cooperate with the reimposition of draconian sanctions by the US.

May 14 08:15

The Democratic Party’s Israel Problem

The Secular-Orthodox culture wars have come to America—that's bad news for a party that takes Jewish-American votes for granted.

May 14 07:57

The Palestinians who can't return yet can't forget

Only seven miles separate the elderly Palestinian couple’s first home from what may be their last, but the short journey is one they may never make again.

That is because one is a Palestinian town inside the blockaded Gaza Strip and the other no longer exists.

All that remains of Hiribiya, the village where Saber and Huda Deeb were born in 1940s colonial-era Palestine, are two old Arab buildings in an area that is now an Israeli kibbutz, Zikim.

May 14 07:56

The Palestinian whose life spans the 'Catastrophe' of his people

The event whose 70th anniversary is celebrated by Israel is lamented by Palestinians as the Nakba, or “Catastrophe” - the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians.

And on May 14, three days before he turns 97, he will witness what many Palestinians like him see as another setback to their dream of statehood: the United States will open its new embassy in Jerusalem on land that Jadallah said was once farmed by his village.

“We have lived a life of Nakbas. We have never experienced happiness or tranquillity,” he said in the living room of the family home, near Sur Baher’s imposing Omari mosque.

The new embassy will lie on a hillside across the valley from Sur Baher, on what he said was once village land growing figs, grapes and wheat. In the decades since Israel was created, it has been enveloped in Jerusalem’s municipal boundaries.

May 14 07:55

Travel Bans, Restrictions And Barbed Wire

Do you think it is that simple to travel around the Middle East? Think twice!

Ask Palestinians, about trying to get from a point A to a point B in their own nation.

Some time ago, sitting in an old Ottoman hotel in Bethlehem, I asked a waiter what it takes to travel from there to Gaza, where he said, several of his relatives were living. He looked at me as if I had fallen from the Moon:

“There is no way I could travel there. If my relatives get very sick or die, then, in theory, I could apply for an Israeli travel permit to go there, but there is absolutely no guarantee that they would approve, or that I could get to Gaza on time…”

May 14 07:54

U.S. Goes Rogue

In reaching this decision, Trump ignored the advice – make that, pleas – of traditional U.S. allies such as France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

Instead, the president chose to heed the counsel of his new friends Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Viewed from this perspective, May 8, 2018 marks the inauguration of a Saudi-American-Israeli axis and a major realignment of U.S. strategic relationships.

May 14 07:50

AS GAZA SINKS INTO DESPERATION, A NEW BOOK MAKES THE CASE AGAINST ISRAELI BRUTALITY

ISRAEL CELEBRATES a double anniversary on May 15 this year, the founding of the state and the formal establishment of the Israeli Defense Forces, the name the state gave to its combined army, navy, and air force. Armed statehood fulfilled the political Zionists’ dream of gathering Jews from the ancient Diaspora under their own government in what they declared to be their “promised land.” During the battle over the land between 1947 and 1949, the IDF expelled three-quarters of the indigenous population. Of the 750,000 Palestinian Arabs who fled, 250,000 took shelter in Gaza, a tiny pocket of southwest Palestine then occupied by the Egyptian army. The destitute and traumatized refugees were three times more numerous than the 80,000 Gazans who took them in.

May 14 07:48

The remarkable disappearing act of Israel’s car-bombing campaign in Lebanon or: What we (do not) talk about when we talk about ‘terrorism’

“With Sharon’s backing, terrible things were done. I am no vegetarian, and I supported and even participated in some of the assassination operations Israel carried out. But we are speaking here about mass killing for killing’s sake, to sow chaos and alarm, among civilians, too. Since when do we send donkeys carrying bombs to blow up in marketplaces?”

– Mossad officer, quoted in Ronen Bergman’s Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations

May 14 07:46

Infamous Islamophobe pastor picked to pray at US embassy opening in Jerusalem

The man picked to lead a prayer at Donald Trump's much-vaunted opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem, is a militant Baptist preacher, known, among other things, for calling Islam's Prophet Muhammad "a bloodthirsty warlord."

As if Monday's relocation of the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem needed more controversy, the priest picked to lead a prayer at the unveiling ceremony is Dr. Robert Jeffress, a megachurch Baptist preacher from Dallas and long-time supporter of Donald Trump. Jeffress, who is also a Fox News contributor, announced that he was picked for the occasion in an recent interview with Fox&Friends.

May 14 07:45

‘You Are a Terror State’: Erdogan Says Israel Pushing Region Into War

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel of using unnecessary aggression in Syria and blamed Tel Aviv for pushing the entire region toward full-scale war.

In an interview with BBC Arabic on Sunday, Erdogan said that Israel is "sowing fear and pushing" the Middle Eastern "region to war."

The Turkish leader also denounced an Israeli airstrike on Syria that took place three days ago, calling it an attack on the sovereignty of the beleaguered nation, now in its seventh year of civil war.

May 14 07:45

US chose to be 'part of problem,' not solution, with embassy move to Jerusalem – Erdogan

By moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Washington is choosing to be part of the problem in the Middle East rather than working towards a solution, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

“The United States has chosen to be a part of the problem rather than the solution with its latest step and has lost its mediating role in the peace process,” Erdogan said in a speech at Britain’s Chatham House think tank on Monday, as quoted by Reuters.

May 14 07:40

Israeli Drones Fire Firebombs At Protest Tents In Gaza, Army Jams Networks

Several Israeli military drones fired, Monday, dozens of firebombs at the Palestinians and the Great Return March tents, while the military started disrupting and jamming communications networks in the Gaza Strip.

Eyewitnesses said the Israeli drones fired dozens of firebombs at the tents and the residents across the border area, in the northern and eastern parts of the coastal region.

The attack burnt several tents, and property, before dozens of young men and firefighters rushed to extinguish the fire.

Furthermore, the army jammed cellular networks in the Gaza Strip since early morning hours, to prevent the Palestinians from communicating with each other and the rest of the world, especially since the Israeli excessive and lethal use of force have been wildly broadcast live from the coastal region, in addition to all the videos and images that have been uploaded to the Internet through social media websites.

May 14 07:38

Army Installs Two Iron Gates On Roads Leading To Farmlands Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers installed, Monday, two iron gates on agricultural roads leading to Palestinian farmlands in the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

Ahmad Salah, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in al-Khader, said the soldiers installed the iron gates at the entrance of in Khallet al-Fahim area, and Salman Lands area, without any cause or justification.

Salah told the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) that the Israeli violation would prevent the Palestinians from entering their lands, and added that the soldiers installed, a few days ago, several mobile homes in Khallet al-Fahim, in preparation for a new illegal colony on private Palestinian lands.

May 14 07:36

Israeli snipers kill scores of Palestinians and wound 1,300 as 35,000 protesters rally against the US Embassy opening in Jerusalem overseen by Trump's Middle East envoy Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka

Israeli snipers have killed scores of Palestinians and wounded hundreds more as 35,000 protesters rallied against the US Embassy opening in Jerusalem overseen by Donald Trump's Middle East envoy Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka.

A 14-year-old was among 41 shot dead along the Gaza border on what is already the deadliest single day in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since a 2014 war between the Jewish state and Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas.

At least 1,300 more have been injured with about 450 of them by live bullets, according to Gaza officials as the Palestinian government accused Israel of committing a 'terrible massacre' and Amnesty International called the bloodshed an 'abhorrent violation' of human rights.

May 14 07:34

The REAL Middle East Nuclear Threat

May 14 07:27

Israeli-made weapons among arms handed over by militants in Damascus

Israeli-made landmines were found in a large trove of medium and heavy weapons handed over by rebels in southern Damascus, Syria's state media reported. Damascus has repeatedly accused Tel Aviv of aiding militants.

As the Syrian army is driving out the last remaining terrorists from the southern outskirts of Damascus, those who refuse to completely lay down their arms and surrender are being evacuated to rebel-controlled parts of northern Syria, mainly Idlib. As part of the deal with the Syrian authorities, militants are leaving behind medium and heavy weapons.

May 14 07:23

Out Of Iran Deal, Into War? Either Way, Netanyahu’s Popularity Soars

On Wednesday night, the day after Trump announced his withdrawal from the Iran deal, in between Israeli airstrikes in Syria, Israel’s Channel 2 News reported the Likud’s highest polling numbers in a decade — 35 seats, five more than it holds today.

Is it really that simple? Netanyahu, 12 years in office, facing multiple corruption investigations and a possible indictment, just pulls out the magic security card and his polls rise as if standing at attention. As Arlo Guthrie once said, “it’s amazing that somebody can get away with singing a song this dumb, for that long.”

May 14 07:10

For Palestinians, US embassy move cements occupation status quo

Controversial relocation won't change 'Palestinians' will', Jerusalem residents say, amid call for large-scale protests.

May 14 07:05

‘Terrible massacre’: Israel kills 41, injures 1,700 Gaza protesters as US embassy opens in Jerusalem

Forty-one Palestinian protesters have been killed by Israeli fire during demonstrations ahead of the US embassy inauguration in Jerusalem, the Palestinian health ministry said Monday.

More than 1,700 protesters have been injured in Gaza so far on what has been the most violent day of the six week long Great March of Return. Those wounded on Monday include 74 children and 23 women, according to the ministry.

The Palestinian government denounced Monday’s violence as a “terrible massacre” perpetrated “by the forces of the Israeli occupation”, and called for an immediate international intervention to prevent further deaths.

May 14 06:30

China’s petro-yuan ‘thundering into action’ as Iran ditches US dollar in oil trade

We have a moron in the White House and a zionist to boot.

Washington’s renewed sanctions on Tehran supports China’s newly established oil futures, analysts say. The sanctions can make the yuan a more preferable currency than the dollar on the oil market.

May 14 06:20

Israelis kill 38 Gaza protesters ahead of US embassy opening in Jerusalem (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Thirty-eight Palestinian protesters have been killed by Israeli fire during demonstrations ahead of the US embassy inauguration in Jerusalem, the Palestinian health ministry said Monday.
More than 1,600 protesters have been injured in Gaza so far on what has been the most violent day of the six week long Great March of Return. Those wounded on Monday include 74 children and 23 women, according to the ministry.

May 14 01:28

Israel Is Celebrating the Opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

Israel on Sunday kicked off festivities to celebrate the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, even as it bolstered its forces along the Gaza border and in the West Bank in anticipation of mass Palestinian protests of the move.

A day before the embassy’s formal opening, Israel hosted a gala party at its Foreign Ministry with President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka, her husband, Jared Kushner, and other American VIPs.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Trump’s “bold decision” in upending decades of U.S. policy by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “It’s the right thing to do,” a smiling Netanyahu told the jubilant crowd.

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May 13 09:18

The Summer of War and Chaos: US-Israel Plan to Balkanize the Middle East

Tensions are at an all-time high in the Middle East as Israel launched more than sixty missiles at Syria because Israel claimed that Iranian forces fired rockets into the Golan Heights, an Israel-occupied territory since the 1967 Six-Day War.

ran responded to the Israeli claims in a Zero Hedge report:

In the aftermath of one of the most severe Israeli attacks on Syria “in decades,” Iranian lawmakers said Thursday that Iran had no role in the attack, and that Shia nation doesn’t operate any bases in Syria.

Mohammad Javad Jamali Nobandegani, a member of the Iranian Parliament’s national security and foreign policy committee, said Israel’s claim that Iran had provoked Israel by firing first was “a lie,” adding that

“Israel’s history of carrying out unprovoked attacks in Syria has been well-documented.” “Iran does not have military base in Syria,” Nobandegani added

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trust me, Israel, enabled by the US government will continue to provoke and provide provocations against Iran, until Iran has no recourse but to fight back; at least, that is what Israeli government officials are hoping to attack.

So, one has to wonder; what will Russia do, if there are more attacks against Syria, with the ultimate goal of getting Iran to act militarily?!? I certainly hope that Russia's Vlad Putin has his chess moves in order here, because I think at the moment, he is the only world leader capable of preventing the Middle East from devolving into the chaos Netanyahu and Trump seem to so desperately want to see happen.

May 13 09:16

Israeli rocket Spike NLOS only slightly damaged Syrian Pancir-S1

Many Western media have triumphantly announced that Israel's rocket Spike NLOS has managed to destroy the Syrian rocket-cannon system Pancir-S1 of Russian production.
Together with the news, the recordings and claims that the Pancir-S1 was successfully destroyed: Even that "rocket hit" showed the Israeli superiority over Russian weapons.
What really happened and what kind of character does it really have?
Israel says that - besides Pancir-S1 - the Syrian rocket system "Buk-M1-2, S-200 and S-75 has been destroyed.
He says that the success of his rocket Spike NLOS recorded a camera that is in its nose.

May 13 09:12

Israel Orders Human Rights Watch Official Deported

Israeli authorities on May 7, 2018, revoked the work permit for Omar Shakir, the Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine director, and ordered him to leave Israel within 14 days. The government said it was because of Shakir’s alleged support for boycotts of Israel.

May 13 09:09

IN VIDEO ~~ GENERATIONS OF THE NAKBA SPEAK

Palestinians of all their ages, and despite everything they’re exposed to still hold on to the right to return to their stolen homes

May 13 09:09

IMAGE OF THE DAY … JERUSALEM DAY 51 YEARS ON

Hundreds of people marched through the streets of Jerusalem on Saturday, to demonstrate against the planned move of the US embassy to the city. Protesters also condemned the Jerusalem Day Flag March, scheduled for Sunday, commemorating the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City.

May 13 09:08

Protecting Israel Is Their Full-Time Job

I have a number of times discussed how the U.S. and other governments have legislated and otherwise promoted Jewish and Israeli interests in ways that most people would find unacceptable if they were aware of what exactly has been going on. Here in the United States, special Medicare coverage and immigration status have been granted, often concealed in other legislation, to benefit holocaust survivors and Russian Jews seeking to emigrate. State legislatures and the U.S. Congress have meanwhile been working hard to pass legislation that blocks and even criminalizes the non-violent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) protests against Israeli behavior while universities have been banning anti-Israel demonstrators and groups on campus because they apparently are offensive to the sensitivities of some Jewish students.

May 13 09:02

Israel Baits the Hook. Will Syria Bite?

At face value, for Iran to inexplicably launch missiles at Israel, unprovoked and achieving no conceivable tactical, strategic, or political gain strains the credibility of Israel’s narrative even further.

But it is perhaps published US policy designating Israel as a hostile provocateur tasked with expanding Washington’s proxy war against Damascus that fully reveals the deadly and deceptive game Israel and the Western media are now playing.

For years, US policymakers admitted in their papers that the US desired regime change in Iran and sought to provoke a war to achieve it.

Israel Baits the Hook

The corporate-funded Brookings Institution – whose sponsors include weapon manufacturers, oil corporations, banks, and defense contractors – published a 2009 paper titled, “Which Path to Persia? Options for a New American Strategy Toward Iran,” and would not only spell out the US desire for regime change in Iran but devise a number of options to achieve it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is most likely why we will see a "false flag" in either Syria or Iran, to be blamed on Iran, to give the US/Israeli governments the "justifications" for a war, which Russia's Vlad Putiin is keen to see NOT go forward, as that will diminish Russia's expanding influence in the region, both geopolitically and economically.

I am, for one, rather astonished that no large false flag has yet been concocted to bring such a war about, although God knows, with its attacks on Iranian bases in Syria, the IDF has truly tried to make this happen.

Expect to see more aggression by Israel and/or the United States, until such a war is accomplished.

May 13 08:59

Iran did NOT attack Israel. Syria retaliated against Israel!

May 13 08:53

POLL: 97% OF EAST J’LEM RESIDENTS OPPOSE ISRAELI CONTROL OVER ENTIRE CITY

When it comes to the future of Jerusalem, 97% of the Palestinians living in the city say that they strongly object to the idea that Jerusalem should maintain its current municipal boundaries and be fully annexed to and controlled by Israel, according to a comprehensive survey conducted by the Leonard Davis Institute of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

May 13 08:52

World Press Freedom Day 2018: Journalists Demand British Media Institutions to Break The Silence and Stand with Palestinian Journalists under Occupation (VIDEO)

Roshan Salih, a prominent Journalist at Press TV, said: “Compared to western journalists, Palestinian journalists are heroes. Palestinian journalists go out and they literally don’t know whether they are going to come back home in body bags, or end up losing a limb, or whether they are going to end up in prison for months on end”.

May 13 08:51

Foreign Ministry Condemns Blocking of EU Statement Rejecting US Embassy Move

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement, on Saturday, that strongly condemns the governments of Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic for blocking the release of a statement by the European Union (EU) which rejected US plans to officially open its Israeli embassy in Jerusalem, on Monday, May 14th.

The statement said, according to Ma’an, that the position of these three states contradicts the EU’s policy and its previous stances towards Jerusalem.

May 13 08:51

Israeli Air Force Bombs Northern Gaza

Israeli fighter jets, on Saturday evening, carried out airstrikes on an agricultural land located in the town of Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, causing financial damage to the site and to neighboring homes, according to local sources.

WAFA correspondence said that warplanes struck with about seven missiles into the targeted area, leaving financial damage and causing fire to erupt.

The airstrikes did not result in any casualties, however, but caused fear among local citizens.

May 13 08:42

Israel Nudges Trump Towards War With Iran

So what does all this add up to? In pulling the United States out of the international nuclear deal, Trump has heightened tensions with Iran on a number of issues unrelated to whatever nuclear ambitions that country may have. Netanyahu, who hated the nuclear deal from the start because it eased tensions and diminished pressure on Iran, now sees his opportunity to goad the Islamic Republic with pinprick airstrikes against Iranian positions in Syria. With Israel killing Iranians, a retaliatory response is inevitable, which is what Netanyahu wants. In this dangerous escalation of tensions, Trump has positioned his country on the side of Israel and against Iran; this will encourage further provocations by Netanyahu.

You don’t have to be Count Metternich to perceive where this is leading. It’s difficult to see how, under these circumstances, war can be avoided, while it’s easy to see how events could flip out of control and lead to war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why Netanyahu is hoping to goad the US government into its own war against Iran and Syria, the costs of which would only be borne by American blood, and American money, which will galvanize Moscow to fight against the US in both Syria and Iran.

Such a war, at this time, would be catastrophic to the regime in DC, because at this time in its history, the US military doesn't have the weaponry; the troop strenth; the money; or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to any conventional war against Russia. Once those in the bowels of power in DC understand this, such a war could go both nuclear, and global.

So what would the current Netanyahu government have to gain from such a war?!?

Control over all the oil fields in the Middle East; that, and with which currency the oil is sold for, are the primary motivating factors here.

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