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Feb 14 10:18

Gaza in a vice

They say there is no color darker than black.

It is a Persian proverb that applies well to Palestinians’ current situation.

A US decision to cut funding for the UN’s Relief and Works Agency, the body that caters to Palestinian refugees who in Gaza number 1.3 million or some two-thirds of the population, could push the situation there over the brink.

Feb 14 08:35

Patriarch calls for upholding Jerusalem’s ‘special status’ at meeting with Abbas

The preservation of the special status of Jerusalem and guarantees for different religions is the principal condition for preserving peace on this land, the Patriarch stresses

Feb 14 08:34

IMAGE FOR TODAY ~~ HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY

Feb 14 05:42

Jerusalem Political Conference

It is our pleasure to invite you to attend the 6th International Conference of Independent Thinkers and Artists (New Horizon). The conference will host academics, politicians, authors, journalists, activists, filmmakers, and media commentators from around the world to discuss different viewpoints and show worldwide solidarity with PALESTINIAN oppressed people.....

Feb 13 10:15

60% of Palestine children arrested by Israel tortured

Sixty per cent of Palestinian children who were arrested by Israeli occupation forces were verbally, physically or psychologically tortured, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club (PPC) revealed yesterday.

In a statement, the PPC said that the Palestinian minors detained by the Israeli occupation were prevented from sleeping, beaten and threatened by interrogators in order to confess.

The statement also said that the Palestinian children were prevented from eating and drinking for long periods and were insulted. They were also subjected to hours of interrogations.

Accounts of three Palestinian minor prisoners, who are currently inside Israeli prisons, were included in the PPC’s report.

Feb 13 09:58

ZIONISTS REWRITE HISTORY BY CREATING A FALSE ONE

The Israeli press reported recently that Knesset member Michael Oren had conducted a “secret parliamentary investigation” into the Tamimi family, suspecting that their “blond hair, freckles and Western clothes” proved that they were not “real”’ Palestinians but part of the “Pallywood’ industry”

Feb 12 12:53

Israel demands payment for jeep that killed Palestinian

Less than three years ago, an Israeli military jeep flipped over and killed 21-year-old Abdulla, the family's eldest son.

On January 3, 2018, the Ghneimat family got a bill from Israel, demanding $28,000 in compensation for the jeep damage.

Abdulla was crushed to death by the Israeli army jeep during a raid in his village of Kufr Malek, northeast of Ramallah before dawn on June 14, 2015.

According to a lawsuit filed by the family against Israel in June 2017, Abdulla was trapped under the jeep and bled to death after Israeli forces denied him medical aid.

Feb 12 10:55

House Democrats urge Trump to back aid for Palestinian refugees

Two members of the US House of Representatives, Peter Welch of Vermont and David Price of North Carolina, sent a letter Thursday to Donald Trump expressing concern over the president’s freeze on “vital US contributions” to UNRWA, the UN agency that provides basic humanitarian services to more than five million Palestinian refugees in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

The letter additionally backs “bilateral assistance” to the Palestinians, though in fact funds given to the Palestinian Authority are used disproportionately on internal suppression in collaboration with Israel.

Even protests against Israeli occupation and Israel’s deadly assaults on Gaza are frequently deemed unacceptable by the PA.

Feb 11 15:13

Calls To Ban Israeli Poet After Poem Compares Ahed Tamimi To Anne Frank

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“A pretty girl 17 years old did a terrible thing,” Geffen’s poem reads. “…on the day that the story of the struggle will be told – you, Ahed Tamimi… You will be in the same ranks as Joan of Arc, Chana Senesh and Anne Frank.”

In a fiery Facebook post, Liebermann condemned the poem and called on the Israeli media to boycott the 70 year old poet.

“The State of Israel will not give a stage to a drunk comparing a girl who perished in the Holocaust and a heroine fighter who fought against the Nazi regime to Ahad Tamimi”>>>>

(*and yada-yada-yada !)

Feb 11 14:56

Resistance Shoots Down Israeli Plane Over Gaza

Local sources confirmed on Sunday that the Palestinian resistance movement shot down an Israeli plane flying over Northern Gaza Strip.

http://english.pnn.ps/2018/02/11/resistance-shoots-down-israeli-plane-... >>>

Feb 11 09:08

THE WARSAW GHETTO OF TODAY

I am forwarding to you an article I wrote more than seven years ago on the situation in the Gaza Strip. Today, Gaza is in a very worse shape than ever before. Gaza is more or less a real concentration camp where people are dying a slow but agonizing death due to the 12-years-old Israeli siege which is no less harsh than the Nazi siege of Ghetto Warsaw..

Feb 10 08:43

US ambassador clashes with Israeli Haaretz paper over who lacks more ‘decency’

An Haaretz columnist, who has been attacked for an opinion piece criticizing David Friedman’s support for Israeli settlements, has told RT he stands by the freedom of speech, something the US ambassador knows little about.

“I still think, and cannot think otherwise, that all the settlements are in violation of international law,” Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy, at the center of the recent scandal, told RT. “I guess the ambassador knows too little about freedom of speech, about the right to criticize even his Excellency the Ambassador to the United States.”

Feb 10 08:42

Narendra Modi, first Indian PM to visit Palestine, receives highest honour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is currently touring West Asia, was on Saturday conferred with the 'Grand Collar' of the State of Palestine.

Ther award was bestowed on him by Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas in recognition of his contribution to strengthening the age-old relationship between India and Palestine.

Feb 10 06:57

Palestinian Groups Felicitate Syria on Downing Israeli Fighter Jet

Different Palestinian resistance groups congratulated Syria for downing an Israeli F-16 fighter jet after it bombed a Syrian army base, stressing that the era of Tel Aviv's "rampage" has ended.
"Time has come to an end for the Zionists' rampage," Palestine's Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) said in a statement quoted by al-Mayadeen on Saturday.

Also, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine underlined that the shooting down of the Israeli F16 fighter means that Syria is able to confront the Zionist regime as the enemy of Islamic Ummah.

Meantime, the Palestinian Mujahedeen Movement felicitated Syria for this victory, stressing, "The Zionist regime doesn’t understand anything but the language of force and downing the fighter jet was a natural response to fight against the enemy's policies."

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(*Awaiting A 'Tweet' From The President)

Feb 09 12:20

Netanyahu: ‘We Will Sanctify Life’

Netanyahu: ‘We Will Sanctify Life’ And Grant Legal Status to Outpost in Samaria
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The decision to grant Havat Gilad legal status was in response to a terror attack last month in which Rabbi Raziel Shevach, a 35-year-old resident of the outpost, was murdered. He left behind a widow and 6 children.

Before the Cabinet meeting, Netanyahu had informed Shevach’s widow of his government’s decision to endorse the legalization of Havat Gilad.

“I told her that our policy is being carried out in two spheres. First, exacting justice.”

In that regard, Netanyahu touched upon the IDF’s ongoing pursuit of all those responsible for Rabbi Shevach’s murder.>>>

Feb 08 09:07

WHEN ‘THIS’ DOESN’T JUSTIFY ‘THAT’

Whenever Israel is criticized for it manifestly criminal repression of Palestinians, Israeli officials and Zionists apologists cite Arab regimes’ repression of their own peoples as a convenient “red herring” or defensive reflex to divert attention away from Israel’s crimes against humanity, especially in the Gaza Strip.

They argue that Israeli repression of Palestinians, however, brutal and criminal, , can not be compared to the level of genocidal crimes perpetrated by some neighboring Arab regimes against their own masses as in Syria.

Feb 08 09:06

GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION TO FREE THE TAMIMIS

Free the Tamimis Campaign calls on allies, comrades and supporters around the world to protest the ongoing incarceration and systematic targeting of members of the Tamimi family and the village of Nabi Saleh.

On Tuesday the 19th of December 2017, 17 year old Ahed Tamimi was arrested from her family home in Nabi Saleh by the Israeli army under the cover of darkness. Ahed is one of over 300 Palestinian children in Israeli military detention. Her mother, Nariman Tamimi was arrested later on the same day when she went to inquire about her daughter. On Thursday the 11th of January 2018, Mohammad Tamimi, Ahed’s cousin, was arrested from his home in Nabi Saleh. 11 days later, his brother Osama was also arrested on his way home from work. All of them remain incarcerated and have been subjected to sleep deprivation, emotional abuse and inhumane interrogation.

Feb 07 13:03

BDS has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2018

Nominating BDS for this prize is a ‘humble but necessary step towards bringing forth a more dignified and beautiful future for all peoples.’

Feb 07 09:44

FINALLY, A NOBEL PEACE PRIZE NOMINATION THAT DESERVES IT

Awarding this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to the BDS movement would be a powerful signal, emphasizing the international community’s commitment to support a just peace for the Palestinian people and by that – for the Israeli people and all people in the Middle East – and the world at large.

Feb 07 08:59

Palestinians: One Killed, Dozens Wounded in Clashes With Israeli Army in Nablus

One Palestinian was killed and fifty others were wounded during clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank city of Nablus on Tuesday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

The military said clashes broke out while it was searching for an assailant who killed an Israeli man in a stabbing attack. Eye witnesses told Haaretz that soldiers surrounded a house belonging to the father of Abed al-Hakim Asi, who stabbed and killed Itamar Ben Gal, 29, on Monday.

Feb 07 08:56

Gaza hospitals shut down as deadly siege tightens

Emergency generators have run out of fuel in at least 19 health facilities in the Gaza Strip as Israel’s deadly decade-old siege on the territory tightens.

The health ministry in Gaza announced Tuesday that the generators have shut down in 16 primary care clinics and three major hospitals, but that medical staff have been ordered to stay at their posts and do what they can to assist patients.

On Tuesday, the UN humanitarian coordination agency OCHA warned that “emergency fuel for critical facilities in Gaza will become exhausted within the next 10 days,” unless donors step in to prevent a “humanitarian catastrophe.”

But for patients and medical personnel on the frontlines, the catastrophe is already happening, and it is only the latest chapter in the forced collapse of Gaza’s healthcare system.

Feb 07 08:55

Israeli leaders celebrate extrajudicial execution

In the early morning hours on Tuesday Israeli occupation forces killed a Palestinian man who they claim was involved in the shooting death of an Israeli settler in early January.

A second Palestinian was reportedly killed during confrontations with soldiers in the northern occupied West Bank on Tuesday night. The confrontations erupted as the Israeli military surrounded a house in Nablus belonging to the father of a Palestinian who Israel suspects of fatally stabbing another Israeli settler a day earlier.

Feb 06 15:10

Israel dumps young Palestinian girl in Gaza where she knows no one

Jonathan Cook describes how Israelis have sunk into the “darkness of a banal evil”, dumping a 14-year-old girl in a place she does not know, and an MP saying he would kick 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi who slapped a soldier desecrating her home. >>

Feb 06 10:58

Japan to recognise Palestine state, increase aid

Japan is to recognise the State of Palestinian and increase aid to UNRWA, Quds Press reported a senior Palestinian official saying yesterday.

Speaking to media, senior aide to Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas, Nabil Shaath, said Japan had pledged to support the Palestinian right to create an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital during the latest talks between the two countries.

Japan, according to Shaath, rejected US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

He also noted that Japan would start collecting signatures from MPs who would call for the government to recognise the State of Palestine, then raise its diplomatic representation in Ramallah and conclude with full recognition.

Feb 06 10:56

REPORT: HAMAS BELIEVES WAR WITH ISRAEL WILL BREAK OUT IN THE COMING DAYS

The report claims a potential war would involve Israeli combat units across ground, naval and air forces.

Feb 06 06:31

Richard Falk Speaking on Israel-Palestine in Los Angeles Feb. 7

Location Details: The Culver-Palms United Methodist Church
4464 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City 90230
Wednesday, February 7th - 7:00 PM
Refreshments Will Be Served.
Donation: $10 - $5 for Students

Richard Falk Discusses the Suppressed U.N. Report by Himself and Virginia Tilley Titled: "Israeli Practices Towards The Palestinian People and The Question of Apartheid".

Feb 05 14:55

UK Jewish Chronicle Editor Stephen Pollard and freedom of speech

"Stephen Pollard, the caricature of an editor for the rabid Zionist Jewish Chronicle, an outlet that operates as an Israeli mouthpiece and has openly waged intense campaigns against freedom of speech, has once again expressed his support for elementary rights, including the right to offend. In today’s Daily Mail, Pollard writes: “Snowflakes? They’re today’s fascists!”

"Pollard often champions “freedom of speech”. This time he was probably trying to gain credit with the UK Prime Minister’s Office following the attack on Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg as he attempted to give a talk to students at Bristol University. I need not mention that I didn’t see Pollard or the Jewish Chronicle denouncing Zionist hooligans who interfered with my right to play Jazz. Nor did I see the Jewish Chronicle or Pollard fight for Alison Chabloz’s right to perform her cabaret. Maybe in Pollard’s universe freedom of speech is an exclusive realm..." >>

Feb 05 13:22

Paper claims Israeli war on Gaza 'days, hours' away

The besieged Gaza Strip is preparing for a possible Israeli aggression within the next few days, London-based Arabic-language al-Hayat newspaper has reported.

According to the report, Palestinian resistance groups such as Hamas view the chances of a new Israeli war on the impoverished enclave "at 95 percent" and believe it could erupt within hours or days.

The report, also published in Israel's Haaretz newspaper, cited unnamed sources who had met Hamas political chief Yahya Sinwar as saying that they believed Israel would use planned war games near the enclave to attack it.

Feb 05 10:29

A HEARTBREAKING BIRTHDAY GREETING TO A VERY SPECIAL DAUGHTER FROM HER DAD

Today is your birthday, but I woke up in the middle of the night, not with excitement, but rather uncomfortable and short of breath. This birthday of yours different than the ones before it. Yes, it is the day you were born in, but you are forcefully kept farther away than I can bare. Still, you are closer to my heart than you could ever imagine.

Feb 04 12:40

New Horizon Conference: Jerusalem/Al Quds - The Eternal Capital of Palestine

It is our pleasure to invite you to attend the 6th International Conference of Independent Thinkers and Artists (New Horizon) in Tehran. The conference will host academics, politicians, authors, journalists, activists, filmmakers, and media commentators from around the world to discuss different viewpoints and show worldwide solidarity with PALESTINIAN oppressed people.....

Feb 04 06:05

Trump Immortalized In West Bank Mural

BETHLEHEM – Another Donald Trump mural believed to be the work of Australian graffiti artist Lushsux has popped up on Israel’s barrier in the occupied West Bank>>>

Feb 03 12:06

Dozens of Palestinians Injured in Renewed Clashes With Israeli Forces - Reports

A total of 177 Palestinians have been injured in a new wave of clashes with the Israeli servicemen in the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip, mostly due to the use of tear gas, local medical organizations told Sputnik.

According to the Palestine Red Crescent Society’s figures, a total of 164 Palestinians were injured in the clashes that took place in the West Bank on Friday.

"Eight of them were injured by military bullets, 25 by rubber bullets, 131 were injured by gas," Palestine Red Crescent Society’s spokeswoman Erab Fuqaha said.

Feb 02 09:42

UN list of firms linked to Israeli settlements a ‘waste of time’: Nikki Haley

US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Wednesday slammed a UN report on 206 companies with ties to Israeli settlements as "a waste of time and resources" that showed an "anti-Israeli obsession."

The office of the UN high commissioner for human rights released the report that did not name the companies but could pave the way to a "blacklist" of businesses that Israeli officials fear would be targeted for an international boycott.

Feb 01 13:06

Debunking US Zionist David Harris’s “special Israel” arguments

Lawrence Davidson debunks the “threadbare” and “shopworn” arguments of David Harris, Chief Executive of the American Jewish Congress, that the world should overlook Israel’s criminal and racest behaviour.>>

Feb 01 12:11

Israel Troops Raid West Bank Homes, Detain 8 Palestinians

Israeli troops early Thursday raided dozens of homes in the Northern West Bank and arrested eight Palestinians, according to eyewitnesses. “Large numbers of Israeli army troops stormed the village of Deir Istiya near the city of Salfit, where they raided about 100 homes on the pretext of searching for weapons and wanted Palestinians,” local witnesses told Anadolu Agency by phone. Troops ransacked homes and prevented residents from leaving, witnesses said, adding that at least eight Palestinians from the village had been detained during the six-hour operation. Neither Palestinian nor Israeli officials have yet to issue statements regarding the witnesses’ claims. The Israeli army frequently carries out sweeping arrest campaigns in the occupied West Bank on the pretext of searching for “wanted” Palestinians...

Feb 01 12:02

Iran Terms Quds Everlasting Capital of Palestine

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi underlined that Jerusalem al-Quds will remain the Palestinians' capital forever, warning that Iran would confront any move made to the opposite. "Quds is the unchangeable capital of the Muslim world and Palestine," Araqchi said, addressing a forum in Tehran on Wednesday. He stressed Iran's permanent support for Beit al-Moqaddas (al-Quds) as Palestine's capital, and said, "We will confront any attempt to change this reality"... In relevant remarks earlier this month, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underlined that the US is overstepping its boundaries in recognizing al-Quds as Israel’s “capital" and planning to move its embassy there, saying such measures are in vain. Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks during a meeting with participants in the 13th Session of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Conference in Tehran.

Feb 01 09:17

Hamas co-founder dies after ‘accidentally’ shooting himself in head

One of the founders of Hamas died Tuesday — weeks after “accidentally” shooting himself in the head, according to reports.

Imad al-Alami, 62, was “examining his personal weapon in his home” when it inadvertently went off in his face on Jan. 9, the militant Palestinian group says.

He was rushed to Gaza City’s Shifa Hospital in critical condition. Al-Alami remained there — on life support — until his death Tuesday, the Jerusalem Post reports.

While rumors swirled about whether the senior Hamas official committed suicide or was murdered, a group spokesperson insisted that the shooting was an accident.

Feb 01 08:19

UN holds back names of Israel settlement profiteers

The United Nations human rights office had held back a database of companies involved in Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Syria’s Golan Heights.

Barak Ravid, the diplomatic correspondent for Israel’s Channel 10, reported that the UN had “indefinitely” postponed publishing the list of firms “after strong pressure” from the United States and Israel.

Jan 31 13:42

Palestinians Call for Closing US Office in West Bank

Scores of Palestinian activists yesterday called for the US security office in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah to be closed in protest against America’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Arabi21 reported.

During their action, the activists raised placards condemning the US’ stance towards the Palestinian cause. Placards included: “Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine” and “No to the US dollar.. No to American policies,” Middle East Monitor reported.

Activist Isam Abu-Baker said: “We came here to tell the Americans: your existence in Palestine is unwanted and you are not welcome.”

He added: “All the political, economic and security offices of the US administration in the State of Palestine have to close.”

Jan 31 08:48

#Palestinian protesters storm a meeting at the chamber of commerce in #Bethlehem, where an #American delegation was meeting with Palestinian businessmen and they start chanting “ America you have no place here “ via @MaanNewsAgency

Jan 31 06:35

The Slap Heard Round The World; New York City

Pro-Palestinian Supporters Protest for Tamimi's Release in New York

The protesters marked Ahed Tamimi's 17th birthday and her upcoming military trial in Israel, saying she was only protecting her family and her land. Pro-Israelis also at the protest said Tamimi's arrest was justified.

A rally has been held at a train station in New York's Penn Station to demand the release of Ahed Tamimi, the young Palestinian activist detained by Israel, TRT World reported.

The 17-year-old has become a symbol for the Palestinian cause after a video of her slapping an Israeli soldier went viral.>>>

Jan 29 13:59

Two Israeli Officers Involved In Lebanon Car Bomb Attack Against Hamas Official

A recent report has exposed that two Israeli agents were involved in the car bomb explosion in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon, which slightly wounded a member of the Palestinian Islamic resistance movement, Hamas, earlier this month.

According to a report published by Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Akhbar newspaper on Monday, the pair was aided by two locals in the assassination operation against Mohammed Hamdan on January 14. They left Lebanon using Georgian, Swedish and Iraqi passports.

The report added that Lebanese security officials have now managed to identify the two Israeli officers, obtain their photographs and copies of their identity documents, the date of their entry into and exit from Lebanon, their respective roles in the operation and the nationality they used to operate under disguise.

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Jan 29 09:12

HOW YOU CAN HELP THE CHILDREN OF GAZA

The following links were sent to me from Australia. They are all important and will give you an idea how YOU can help the children of Gaza during these most difficult days for them. Please take the time and click on every link posted below.

The following note was sent along with the links by a dear friend and Brother, Ayman Qwaider, from Gaza now living in Perth, Australia:

I am writing to share one of my passionate community education projects called Gaza Children Cinema which I founded in Gaza back in 2013. I often say that only hope left in Gaza is the young generation which we need to invest in to build up a better future for Gaza and for the region. The overall situation in Gaza is devastating which has demoralised me personally a lot. However, I often get energized when watching those kids in Gaza still smiling despite the harsh realities.

Jan 29 08:00

Revising History

Clara: You are quoted as saying: “I think that Israel is far worse than Nazi Germany”.

Gilad: My comparison between Israel and Nazi Germany was limited to a discussion on collective accountability in democratic vs. authoritarian regimes. I argued that since Israel defines itself as the ‘only democracy in the Middle East’ its barbarian policies reflect on the Israeli society as a whole, something that can’t be said about Nazi Germany. Once democracy is abolished, collective accountability is removed!

Clara: Obviously literature dealing with the question ‘what is it in German history that has led Germans into two disasters in the 20th century?’ could fill a lot of library shelves.

Jan 29 07:58

The Trump Peace Plan: Palestinians Find 12 Barrel Bombs Planted in Area A Road

(*that were planted , intended to go off , and blamed on The Palestinians , it's safe to assume !)

Jan 28 04:42

Palestinian President: US Killed Oslo Accords with Al-Quds Move

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stressed that that the US move to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel's capital killed the Oslo Accords. According to Channel 10 news on Saturday, Abbas made the remarks during a meeting with Israel's Meretz political party leader Zehava Galon, as he was shocked by the decision, telling Galon that US President Donald Trump had “promised a good deal to [resolve] the conflict, and then came this unfortunate surprise, which we cannot accept.” "We are prepared for negotiations, and we never intended to leave the talks, but regrettably no one is offering us talks, especially not the Americans, who now wish to punish us,” he said. Abbas added that Washington can no longer play the role of mediator in peace talks after its al-Quds move. "The Oslo Accords are dead, and even though Israel has not lived up to its obligations, we have so far not halted security cooperation.

Jan 27 11:39

The ethical hollowness of Israel's liberals

When it comes to Palestinians, liberal Israelis sound little different from Netanyahu's supporters. Both are concerned about maintaining Israel as a fortress Jewish state

Jan 27 02:57

Mike Pence’s Middle East Tour: Outright Pressure and Threats as Foreign Policy Tools

Washington is pushing a plan pretty vague about details and is doing it without its Middle East strategy defined.

Jordan’s King Abdullah II wants Washington to “rebuild trust “after US President Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The king believes that East Jerusalem must be the capital of Palestine. According to him, from now on the US has a “major challenge to overcome”.

“Friends occasionally have disagreements,” Mike Pence said ruefully in his comments on the outcome of the talks. The disagreement came into the open.

Jan 26 22:42

We Are Steadfast RESISTANCE ANTHEM Mouad Orage ft T U T


Guy this is his patreon https://www.patreon.com/posts/rights-of-man-16125996 This guy went to Palestine for 3 months doing activism and made a music video by the wall, all on his own dime.?

Jan 26 11:49

Trump: No More Palestinian Aid Unless They Accept Peace Talks

Going off the script in remarks to the press Thursday in Davos, President Trump announced that the US will no longer provide any monetary aid to the Palestinians in any form, unless the Palestinian leadership agrees to enter peace talks with Israel.

Though there was no sign peace talks were about to resume at any rate, President Trump’s declaration that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital led Palestinian leadership to reject the idea of any US-mediated talks being possible.

Trump, however, is presenting the Jerusalem declaration as making things simpler, in that Jerusalem is now “off the table,” and that reduced the amount of important issues yet to be resolved.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, a word, please: this... is not "the art of the deal"; this ...is blackmail, particularly against Palestinian children and infants who so desperately need basic food and medicines just to survive.

Jan 26 11:40

John Kerry Tells Palestinian Leaders to Ignore President Trump

The Israeli newspaper Ma’ariv is reporting that John Kerry, the former presidential candidate and secretary of state under Obama, is actively undermining President Trump’s authority by speaking to leaders within the Palestinian Authority and telling them to disregard Trump’s recent move.

The Jerusalem Post reports,

While the White House confirms that since the “Jerusalem Declaration” there has been a complete disconnect between the Palestinian Authority and the Trump administration, it turns out that the previous administration actually maintains contact with PA officials. Ma’ariv reported that former US Secretary of State John Kerry met in London with a close associate of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Hussein Agha, for a long and open conversation about a variety of topics.
One of these topics, reportedly, was the recent decision by the U.S. to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Jerusalem Post story continues:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"According to Kerry, Trump will not remain in office for a long time. It was reported that within a year there was a good chance that Trump would not be in the White House."

Jan 26 11:35

Negotiate or lose ‘hundreds of millions’ in aid, Trump tells ‘disrespectful’ Palestinians

US President Donald Trump has warned Palestinians they will miss out on US aid if they don’t sit down and hold talks with Israel, after they snubbed the visit from Vice President Mike Pence.

Trump voices his threat during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

“When they disrespected us a week ago by not allowing our great vice president to see them, and we give them hundreds of millions of dollars in aid and support, tremendous numbers, numbers that nobody understands – that money is on the table and that money is not going to them unless they sit down and negotiate peace," Trump said.

“And they [Palestinians] are going to have to want to make peace too, or we’re going to have nothing to do with it any longer,” he added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... ignoring that Trump created this mess by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Jan 26 11:34

If Jerusalem is off table then US has no seat at it – Palestinian official fires back at Trump

Peace with Israel is not possible if the status of Jerusalem is off the agenda, a top Palestinian official has said, rejecting Donald Trump’s claim that the US has removed the controversial issue from the negotiation table.
“Jerusalem is not off the negotiations table, rather the US is outside the international consensus,” said Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Secretary Saeb Erekat in a statement.

“Those who say that Jerusalem is off the table are saying that peace is off the table,” Erekat said. “The holy city is in the hearts of each and every Palestinian, Arab, Christian and Muslim, and there will be no peace without East Jerusalem being the sovereign capital of the State of Palestine.”

Jan 26 03:04

Mike Pence’s Self-Serving Trip to the Holy Land

As America’s most prominent evangelical, Vice President Mike Pence has courted conservative Christians on behalf of President Trump and borne witness to Mr. Trump as a true “believer,” though some remain skeptical.

When Mr. Pence announced his first trip to the Middle East, he initially hoped to draw attention to the persecution of Christians in the region, as well as nudge Israelis and Palestinians toward peace.

Things didn’t go as planned.

Mr. Pence wrapped up the trip to Israel, Egypt and Jordan on Tuesday, having been rebuffed by top Christian leaders in those countries in protest over Mr. Trump’s decision last month to break with decades of American policy — and recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

It’s still mysterious just how Mr. Trump believes he has advanced the cause of peace, or fortified America’s standing in the world, with that decision.>>>

(*The silver lining; the article comes from The NYTimes , so it comes with The Fake NEWS Option , so it's validity may be rejected at the readers discretion)

Jan 25 09:01

APRIL FOOL’S DAY CAME EARLY TO ISRAEL THIS YEAR

Deputy Minister Michael Oren (Kulanu) faced a backlash Wednesday over an admission he made a day earlier that Israel had conducted a secret investigation into whether the Palestinian Tamimi family was “real” or composed of hired actors.

The Tamimis, known for public protests against an IDF presence in the West Bank, have been in the headlines recently due to an incident in which 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi was filmed slapping soldiers last month.

In a statement released Tuesday night responding to an Israeli musician’s comparison of the Palestinian teenager to Anne Frank, Oren said that as chair of a classified subcommittee of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee two years ago, he led efforts to probe the Tamimis’ “credibility,” accusing them of manipulating Westerners by posing as a family and provoking violent responses from IDF soldiers.

Jan 25 08:35

EU spreads more lies about Palestine solidarity movement

One of the few good things about having a belligerent boor as US president is that it has prompted the media to be less obsequious.

When Donald Trump describes much of Africa, Haiti and Central America as “shithole countries,” CNN describes him as racist.

When Trump says something that is patently false, journalists write that he has lied.

It would be wrong, though, if adversarial reporting or commentary is confined to him. Every politician or institution who seeks to mislead should be exposed.

Vera Jourova, the European Union’s justice commissioner, is one such politician.

Jan 24 12:18

Pence's Speech in Israel Shows US ‘Discredited' as Part of Peace Process

On Monday it was revealed that US Vice President Mike Pence doesn't have too many friends in the Israeli Parliament, especially since a cluster of politicians from the Joint Arab Alliance interrupted him just seconds into his speech there.

According to the Jerusalem Post, the politicians were voicing their opposition to US President Donald Trump's announcement that the US Embassy in Israel would be moving from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

But could Pence have expected anything less?

Jan 23 13:56

Anti-Semitsm: Reality or merely statistics?

"I will try to help Naftali Bennett and his [Israeli] Ministry of Diaspora Affairs. If you are genuinely concerned about anti-Semitsm and the high percentage of Eastern Europeans who do not want to live in proximity to Jews, you may want to also try to find out what percentage of Israeli Jews are happy to live next to Arab neighbours. Try to ascertain the percentage of “Diaspora Jews” in New York’s Kiryas Joel or London’s Golders Green who are willing to live alongside goyim [gentiles]. Before minister Bennett complains about the Poles who don’t want Jewish citizens in their country, he should share with us his personal views regarding the prospect of Israel becoming a “state of its citizens” as opposed to “The Jewish State”. >>

Jan 23 12:17

Antisemitsm-  Reality or Merely Statistics?

Reportedly, Diaspora Jews are shaken by the alleged rise in antisemitsm. Ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the World Zionist Organisation revealed that 83% of those surveyed reported that they were exposed to anti-Semitism on the Internet and on social media, 59% believe that the politicians in their country are anti-Semitic at least to some extent and 51% of respondents said they were afraid to wear Jewish symbols in public.

Now, let me assure you, I do not buy any of the above. I am not impressed by Zionist statistics and I am not alone. In Britain for instance, the Crown Prosecution Service is sceptical about the validity of the above statistics. But let’s assume for a moment that all these figures are factually valid and statistically accurate. The article still fails to ask the 6 million dollar question -- Why? Why are Jews once again hated?

Jan 23 08:52

A POEM THAT SHOOK THE FOUNDATIONS OF ZION

oem by Yehonatan Geffen comparing Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi to Anne Frank, Hannah Szenes and Joan of Arc infuriated Defense Minister Lieberman, who sought to then ban Geffen from all Army Radio broadcasts; AG Mandelblit said Lieberman had no legal standing to do so, an opinion Lieberman disavowed.

Jan 23 08:52

PENCE’S CONFIRMATION … ‘WE ARE NO LONGER A PART OF THE PEACE PROCESS’

When Pence says: ‘We stand with Israel. Your cause is our cause, your fight is our fight’, it’s clear America is only interested in offering Israel blind political support and abandoning the Palestinians. Real peace must now mean circumventing the U.S. administration.

Jan 22 13:43

Why is the Israeli army finally worried about Gaza?

Jonathan Cook argues that Binyamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump “should be listening to Israel’s generals, who understand that there will be no defence against the fallout from the catastrophe looming in Gaza.” >>

Jan 22 11:14

Catholic Bishops Visit Gaza: "Young people in the West Bank continue to suffer violations of their dignity on a daily basis, which have become unacceptably normalised by occupation"

An international contingent of Roman Catholic Bishops took their annual trip to Palestine, and issued a signed declaration upon the conclusion of their visit. It stated, in part, "Young people in Gaza continue to be robbed of their life chances by the enduring blockade, which indiscriminately denies them the opportunity to flourish. Young people in the West Bank continue to suffer violations of their dignity on a daily basis, which have become unacceptably normalised by occupation... The young people of the Holy Land have been consistently failed by both their own leaders and the international community. The anger that we witnessed is entirely justified..."

Jan 22 10:38

The Trump Peace Plan: Brawl Interrupts Pence’s Speech In Israeli Parliament (*VIDEO at source)

Brawl between Arab MPs & security staff interrupts Pence’s speech in Israeli parliament (VIDEO)

A scuffle erupted in Israel's Knesset after Arab lawmakers protested US Vice President Mike Pence's speech, holding signs which read "Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine." The politicians were removed from the building.

Jan 22 09:48

The Slap Heard Round The World

Listen: How Israel "couldn't bear" Ahed Tamimi's slap

On The Electronic Intifada Podcast: Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi denied bail in an Israeli military court; Activists celebrate the closure of a New York City diamond store owned by Israeli billionaire and settlement profiteer Lev Leviev.

“Ahed is strong, and she is keeping her spirits high,” says Gaby Lasky, attorney for Ahed Tamimi, the 16-year-old Palestinian activist who has been in Israeli military detention for a month.

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Jan 22 08:47

IN PHOTOS ~~ WOMEN MARCH TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

Here are scenes from the March in New York City

Support for Ahed Tamimi was there in full force

Jan 22 08:19

Palestinians Burn Photos of US VP as He Arrives In Israel

(*As America Focused On A "Snowflake" "Rainbow" "3D/Fake NEWS" Rally)

Jan 22 08:15

Israeli attempts to take over the whole of Jerusalem al-Quds

The Knesset approved the second and third readings of the so-called “United Jerusalem al Quds Bill”.

Jan 22 07:59

Mahmoud Abbas Wins EU Backing for Palestinian Capital in East Jerusalem

The European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief assured President Mahmoud Abbas at a meeting in Brussels on Monday that the EU supported his ambition to have East Jerusalem as capital of a Palestinian state.

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Jan 22 07:33

Pence Tells Israeli Lawmakers: U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem Will Open Before End of 2019

In special Knesset session, Netanyahu calls Trump's Jerusalem move one of momentous decisions in Zionism's history

Jan 21 09:35

The Trump Peace Plan: Slapping an Israeli Soldier More Newsworthy Than Shooting a Palestinian Child

(*Makes perfect sense once one swallows the American President's Sh**thole Nations logic .
Unfortunately I don't .
Albeit; I have noticed a one a day reminder , to the world , from Israel , that They're Not Afraid Of Any 16 Year Girl who's only weapon , that she brought to a gun fight , was Her Stinging , Bare , Wide Open Hand !)

Jan 20 09:15

One generation later, another war crime

An overnight military operation between Wednesday night and Thursday morning in Jenin, a city in the northern occupied West Bank, was not the first time Israel committed a war crime while pursuing a member of the Jarrar family.

More than 15 years ago, Israeli soldiers used a Palestinian civilian as a human shield when they raided the hideout of Hamas military leader Nasser Jarrar, the father of Ahmad Nasser Jarrar, who Israel claims to have killed during this week’s lethal operation.

Jan 20 09:15

How Trump’s new civil rights enforcer will attack civil rights

The Trump appointee is known for filing numerous civil rights complaints – to the office he now leads – claiming that universities fail to protect Jewish students by not cracking down on Palestine solidarity activism.

His legal complaints were thrown out due to lack of evidence.

But now, he will be in charge of adjudicating the outcomes of such complaints in the future.

Jan 20 09:13

This is what “lack of evidence” looks like when Jewish settlers shoot Palestinians

The location was Qusra, a village in the Shiloh Valley; the date, September 16, 2011. Fathallah Mahmoud Muhammad Abu Rhoda went out with his three sons to pick figs. A short while after reaching their land, they noticed about 10 Israeli civilians standing around their water hole. The Palestinians demanded the Israelis leave the place; the interlopers refused. The residents of Qusra — a village that has already proven it can defend itself against marauders — began heading to the area. An argument ensued, and according to Abu Rhoda’s testimony to the police, three of the settlers (who were armed) opened fire on the Palestinians. One bullet hit Abu Rhoda in the thigh.

Of the three, two were armed with rifles and the other with a handgun. From the police testimony, we see that the handgun’s owner also sicked a dog on the Palestinians. The complainants managed to photograph some of their attackers, among them the handgun owner.

Jan 20 09:10

Military court: Ahed Tamimi and her mom to remain in prison

An Israeli military appeals court on Wednesday denied bail to Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian girl who was filmed slapping an Israeli soldier at the entrance to her home, and her mother Nariman, ordering them held in prison until the conclusion of their respective trials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"How DARE you slap a soldier just because he shot your brother!!"

Jan 19 09:29

Congressman says US detention of Palestinian activist is “inhuman act”

Activists are calling for urgent action to stop the deportation of Amer Othman Adi, a leader in the Palestinian American community.

Adi, a businessman who has lived in Youngstown, Ohio, for decades, is married to a US citizen and has four US-citizen daughters.

He was “inexplicably ripped away from his loved ones and detained the morning of 16 January while attending a scheduled meeting with Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE),” an action alert from the US Palestinian Community Network (USPCN) states.

Jan 18 09:29

#Israel’sShame ~~ OK TO RAPE FEMALE DETAINEES IF CAMERAS ARE TURNED OFF

A prominent Israeli journalist, Ben Caspit, has reportedly called for raping and sexually harassing Palestinian females detained in Israeli jails and interrogation centers.

Jan 18 07:37

Israeli military court refuses to release Ahed Tamimi

An Israeli military court has refused to release Ahed Tamimi, a 16-year-old girl.

In a hearing Wednesday, Israeli occupation authorities sought that Ahed and her mother Nariman Tamimi remain in detention for another 101 days, until the end of proceedings.

Ahed’s trial will begin on 31 January, the day she turns 17.

Israel’s military courts deny basic due process rights and notoriously have a near-100 percent conviction rate for Palestinians.

Jan 17 15:16

Quit lying to us about Israeli-Palestinian “peace process”

Stuart Littlewood says Israel “won't willingly return the lands and resources it has stolen unless slapped with tough, sustained sanctions”, and “Civil society in the US and UK must end the conspiracy among their warped government “élites” that makes a mockery of international law”.>>

Jan 17 00:00

Netanyahu Blasts Abbas Speech: He Revealed Truth About Conflict and Did Israel a Service

Speaking to reporters while visiting India, Netanyahu says he supports economic relief for Gaza; on Iran, the prime minister warns West: Last chance to fix nuclear deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's comments that Israel killed the Oslo accords by saying that his remarks did Israel a service. Netanyahu, speaking to Israeli journalists in his entourage during his visit to India, also said that he supports economic relief for the Gaza Strip.

However, Netanyahu added that the main problem in the enclave was "the failure of Gaza itself to take care of the basic infrastructure that people need, such as electricity, water and housing. That's our problem. When they talk about collapse, that's the infrastructure they mean. It is an absurd situation that the State of Israel has to handle the most basic needs of life, which are neglected by the Hamas government.">>>

Jan 15 16:54

Palestinian leaders vote to urge PLO to suspend recognition of Israel

Final decision likely to rest with Abbas; if implemented, move would apply until Israel 'recognizes state of Palestine,' cancels annexation of East Jerusalem, stops settlements

Jan 15 09:26

THE MAKING OF THE PALESTINIAN MANDELA

Recently, the struggle for Palestinian human rights gained international attention surrounding a new icon of resistance–16 year old Ahed Tamimi. While in the West Bank in late 2016, Abby Martin interviewed Ahed Tamimi about her hardships and aspirations living under occupation and it becomes clear why her subjugators are trying to silence her voice. Her brother Waad and father Bassem also talk about their experiences with Israeli soldiers harassing their village and targeting their family. In this exclusive episode, Abby outlines the Tamimi family’s tragic tale and unending bravery in the fight for justice and equality in Palestine and how the story of their village of Nabi Saleh is emblematic of the Palestinian struggle as a whole.

Jan 15 06:07

Russia ‘completely understands’ Palestinian anger at Trump

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“We completely understand the emotions the Palestinians currently have. For years they made concessions without receiving anything in return,” Lavrov said at an annual press conference in Moscow.

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Jan 15 05:48

Abbas Calls Israel A ‘Colonial Project’ Unrelated To Judaism

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday night implied European Jews during the Holocaust chose to undergo “murder and slaughter” over emigration to British-held Palestine, and alleged that the State of Israel’s first prime minister David Ben-Gurion imported Jews from Yemen and Iraq to the country against their will.

The Palestinian leader further asserted that the State of Israel was formed as “a colonial project that has nothing to do with Judaism” to safeguard European interests.

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Jan 15 05:47

Labor head attacks Abbas for pushing ‘anti-Semitic fabrications’

(*instead of using Flat Out , Easy To Understand , Universal; PROFANITY !)

Jan 14 18:21

US ready to hold millions of dollars from UN agency for Palestinians: report

President Trump is reportedly ready to cut part of the United States's aid package to the United Nations (U.N.) agency that oversees aid to Palestinian refugees, The Associated Press reported on Sunday.

The news outlet, citing anonymous officials, said Trump is mulling cutting aid for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency from $125 million to $60 million but has not yet made a decision.

A decision may come as soon as Tuesday, according to the AP.

Jan 14 09:16

The voice of resistance in Palestine is an 11-year-old

Jan 14 09:02

THE OCCUPATION WON’T BREAK US!

Support for Ahed Tamimi is going viral internationally

Jan 14 08:18

Ahed Tamimi offers Israelis a lesson worthy of Gandhi

Sixteen-year-old Ahed Tamimi may not be what Israelis had in mind when, over many years, they criticised Palestinians for not producing a Mahatma Gandhi or Nelson Mandela.

Eventually, colonised peoples bring to the fore a figure best suited to challenge the rotten values at the core of the society oppressing them. Ahed is well qualified for the task.

She was charged last week with assault and incitement after she slapped two heavily armed Israeli soldiers as they refused to leave the courtyard of her family home in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah. Her mother, Nariman, is in detention for filming the incident. The video quickly went viral.

Ahed lashed out shortly after soldiers nearby shot her 15-year-old cousin in the face, seriously injuring him.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you would like to show support for Ahed Tamimi, and let Israel know the world is watching, flood her jail with mail. Send cards to:

Ahed Tamimi
HaSharon Prison
Ben Yahuda
PO Box 7
40 330 Israel

Jan 14 06:56

New Orleans Resolution Is Victory, Test for Palestinian Rights Movement

On Thursday, the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, passed a resolution to start screening investments and contracts and divest from corporations that profit from human rights abuses.

New Orleans becomes the first major city in the US South to pass such a measure.

The resolution was drafted by members of the New Orleans Palestinian Solidarity Committee, which has organized protests and called on municipal leaders to declare New Orleans “an apartheid-free city” by banning financial ties to Israel, in accordance with the demands of the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign.

“This overwhelming support is the product of only one thing,” Max Geller of the New Orleans Palestinian Solidarity Committee told The Electronic Intifada, “and that is consistent direct action and pressure.”

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(*HOW did The New Orleans Palestinian Solidarity Committee get overwhelming support for Palestinian Human Rights , without employing any foul language ?)

Jan 13 14:43

The voice of resistance in Palestine is an 11-year-old

Janna is young, ambitious, fearless, stubborn and dreams of a better world for her people. She became a journalist at seven-years-old and never looked back.

Jan 13 10:35

Abby Martin Meets Ahed Tamimi—Message From A Freedom Fighter

Recently, the struggle for Palestinian human rights gained international attention surrounding a new icon of resistance--16 year old Ahed Tamimi.

(*no tag for THE TRUMP PEACE PLAN)

Jan 13 10:03

No charges for Israel soldier who killed Palestinian child returning from swimming

An Israeli army officer who opened fire on a car of Palestinian civilians, killing a 15-year-old boy, will not be prosecuted, it was reported today.

Mahmoud Badran was killed, and four friends wounded, after returning from a swimming pool on the night of 21 June 2016.

At the time, the Israeli military claimed the forces responsible believed the car of youngsters were responsible for throwing stones at Route 443 in the occupied West Bank.

An investigation by the Military Police Criminal Investigation Division (MPCID) has now concluded that the “mistake” was a reasonable one to make in the circumstances, despite the fact that the officer opened fire in violation of the regulations.

Jan 13 09:27

Over 100 Palestinians Injures as Israel Cracks Down on Protests

Friday in Palestine once again means large demonstrations across both Gaza and the occupied West Bank, as locals continue to demonstrate against President Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Jan 13 09:04

Israel arrests another Tamimi teenager

Another member of the Tamimi family has been arrested by Israeli forces occupying the West Bank.

Muhammad Bilal Tamimi, 19, was taken prisoner during a night raid on the village of Nabi Saleh early Thursday.

Israeli forces will keep Muhammad under investigation until Sunday, and may extend his detention beyond that, Muhammad’s father Bilal Tamimi stated in a Facebook post.

Bilal wrote in another post that Israeli forces transferred Muhammad to Petah Tikva detention center near Tel Aviv.

Muhammad’s mother Manal Tamimi wrote that Petah Tikva is “the worst interrogation center in all occupation prisons, where they torture prisoners.”

Jan 13 09:03

Israel has already killed three Palestinian children in 2018

The second week of 2018 is not yet over and already Israeli occupation forces have killed three Palestinian children.

Fourteen Palestinian boys and girls under the age of 18 were killed by soldiers and police in all of 2017.

Two children were shot and killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip on Thursday. A third child was seriously injured.

Amir Abd al-Hamid Abu Musaad, 15, died immediately after being hit in the chest with a live bullet during a protest along the Gaza-Israel boundary, Defense for Children International-Palestine stated.

“An eyewitness said that soldiers fired live ammunition from across the Israeli border fence at a group of around 20 protestors throwing stones toward the fence,” the rights group stated.

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