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Oct 23 11:38

Khashoggi murder has set back US-Israel effort to confront Iran

The uproar over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul October 2 is obviously the biggest story in the world right now and though Israel is maintaining a strategic silence so as not to hurt its new ally, responses to the outrage in the U.S. are not all ideological, or ascribable to the Israel lobby.

The thrust of American mainstream commentary on the case appears to be: the murder is too much to swallow, but Saudi Arabia is too valuable an ally to lose, given the US-Israeli-Saudi alliance against Iran and the Saudi role of imposing a possible “deal” on the Palestinians. So Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman needs to get out of the way.

Israel is already a big loser in the fallout from the murder, as it is throwing shade on Israel’s rightwing friends, including Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and Mideast negotiator and counterpart of bin Salman.

Oct 23 11:14

Israel threatens to cut water to Jordan

Israeli Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel threatened on Monday to cut off water to Jordan in response to King Abdullah's decision to cancel a land-annexing article in its peace deal with Tel Aviv.

Mr Ariel said in an interview with Israel's Channel 1 that water supplies to Amman would be reduced from four to two days a week if Jordan terminates the agreement of the 1994 peace treaty that allows the Israeli government and farmers to use Jordanian lands of Baqura and Ghamr near their shared border.

On Sunday, Jordan's King Abdullah II announced his decision and said that “Baqoura and Ghamr are Jordanian lands and will remain Jordanian and we will exercise full sovereignty over our territory".

Oct 23 11:14

20 demonstrators injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers in northern Gaza: medics

At least 20 Palestinian demonstrators were wounded on Monday afternoon in clashes with Israeli soldiers in northwest Gaza Strip close to the border with Israel, medics in Gaza said.

Ashraf al Qedra, health ministry spokesman told reporters that 20 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli soldiers' gunfire.

Every Monday, hundreds of Palestinians join a weekly demonstration in northwest Gaza Strip, on the maritime border with Israel, and clash with the soldiers who are stationed there.

The activity is organized every Monday by the high commission of the marches of return and breaking the Israeli blockade. It calls for ending 12 years of Israeli blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip.

Oct 23 11:13

State prosecutors admit losing original video of anti-Arab ‘hate wedding’

State prosecutors admitted Monday to losing the original video of a 2015 wedding in which Jewish right-wing extremists celebrated the murder of an 18-month-old Palestinian baby.

The stunning revelation was made during a Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court hearing for several Jewish suspects accused of hate and racist incitement over their actions at the wedding, which had been caught on video.

The blunder came to light as part of the defense council’s examination of the admissibility of evidence. Court documents showed that the flash drive containing the video of the wedding was no longer with the rest of the evidence, leading prosecutors to admit it had been lost.

Oct 23 11:12

Palestinian vehicles vandalized in West Bank hate crime

Tires slashed, Hebrew slogans and Stars of David daubed on cars and minibuses in the village of Marda

Oct 23 09:26

Critics detained and tortured in West Bank and Gaza: Human Rights Watch

Palestinian critics are regularly beaten, tortured and detained for long periods without trial by each of the rival Palestinian governments in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Tuesday.

Both the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza have leaned on sweeping laws designed to silence criticism to target each other's supporters as well as other civil society activists, the report claimed based on interviews with 147 victims and witnesses to violence and detention.

Oct 23 09:26

Israel’s assault on Palestinian universities is a threat to human rights and a tragedy for this generation of students

Palestine has had to contend with Israel’s systematic obstruction of education: from enforced closures, campus raids, and the oppression of individual students and teachers, including arbitrary arrests and detention without trial

Oct 23 09:25

The White Helmets Ride Again

There are two notable groups that should be universally condemned as terrorists but are not for political reasons. They are the Mujaheddin e Khalq (MEK), Iranian dissidents that are based in Paris and Washington, and the so-called White Helmets who have been active in Syria. MEK is particularly liked by Israel and its friends inside the Beltway because it retains resources inside Iran that enable it to carry out assassinations and sabotage, and if it is only Iranians that are dying, that’s okay.

Oct 23 08:50

Robert Faurisson and the Study of the Past 

The history of ideas provides us with the names of those few men and women who challenged the boundaries of tolerance. Professor Robert Faurisson was one such man. Faurisson, who died last Sunday at age 89, was a French academic who didn’t believe in the validity of parts of the Holocaust narrative. He argued that gas chambers in Auschwitz were the “biggest lie of the 20th century,” and contended that deported Jews had died of disease and malnutrition. Faurisson also questioned the authenticity of the Diary of Anne Frank many years before the Swiss foundation that holds the copyright to the famous diary “alerted publishers that her father (Otto Frank) is not only the ‘editor’ but also legally the ‘co-author’ of the celebrated book” (NY Times).

Oct 23 07:53

USS Liberty Investigation chaired by Admiral Moorer

"There is compelling evidence that Israel's attack was a deliberate attempt to destroy an American ship and kill her entire crew."
Note: There is more, much more, the IDF killed 9 people including an American citizen on the flotilla to Gaza. Had enough yet!

Oct 23 07:47

Hollywood gala raises a record $33 million for IDF

Hollywood A-list actors, politicians and tech moguls came together Thursday to raise a record-breaking $33.5 million for the IDF at a Los Angeles gala fundraiser.
Notable donations made at the event included $10 million from Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, $5 million from philanthropists Sheldon and Miriam Adelson, $5.2 million from Maurice and Paul Marciano of Guess Jeans, $3.6 million from Cheryl and Haim Saban and $2 million from New York Giants president Steve Tisch.
Note: Tax deductible so indirectly the American tax payer pays for this. What would it take for Americans to get genuinely outraged and take action?

Oct 23 07:41

FRIENDS OF THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
Telephone Number
p: (212) 244-3118
Fax Number
f: (212) 244-3119
Address
PO Box 4224 NY, NY 10163 USA
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization
Larry Ellison donated 16.6 million to the IDF. The same IDF that attacked and murdered 34 U.S. service men. The same IDF that beats, tortures and kills Palestinians on a regular basis. And the best part is that it is tax deductible!
Note: Go ahead, give them a call and tell them how much you love them!

Oct 23 07:31

The Easiest Way To Support Israeli Charities

very year in April, Americans complete their taxes, which include for many, lists of donations to tax-exempt charitable organizations. As an American Jew, my wife and I know and support great charities for Israel, such as AFMDA (American Friends of Magen David Adom) and FIDF (Friends of the IDF.) But I had often wondered, what about the other excellent charities in Israel that are virtually unknown in the U.S.? How do they survive and how can we support them?Cause:Israel is the brainchild of Dr. Amir Give’on, who developed the Jewish crowdfunding site, Jewcer. Give’on is a mechanical and aerospace engineer, a professional geek who is driven to search for new ideas to benefit the Jewish people and Israel. His drive stems from his passion for Israel advocacy and connecting Israelis with Jewish Americans.

Oct 23 06:45

‘No choice but war’: Israel ‘exhausted all options’ in dealing with Hamas, says defense chief

Israel is left with no choice but to unleash a military action against Hamas militants, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has threatened. The bellicose tirade comes amid reports the IDF are amassing tanks along the Gaza border.

“Wars are only conducted when there is no choice, and now there is no choice,” Lieberman told the parliament. Apparently anything less than the “toughest response” to Hamas is not being considered as Tel Aviv had “exhausted the other options.”

Speculation about a potential offensive on Gaza has been swirling for several days, as the IDF stationed around 60 tanks and armored personnel carriers near the Palestinian border in what may be the largest military deployment since 2014’s Operation Protective Edge.

Oct 23 04:49

Citing Russia, China, Trump vows to 'build up' US nuclear arsenal

Trump sparks global concern saying he plans to jettison the 30-year old INF treaty signed by Reagan and Gorbachev.
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Russia, however, has warned abandoning the agreement would be a major blow to global security.

Moscow was ready to work with the United States to salvage the agreement, the Russian Security Council said after a meeting between its chief Nikolai Patrushev and US National Security Adviser John Bolton.

Bolton, who is expected to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, was visiting Moscow in the wake of Trump's announcement Saturday that he wants to do away with the pact, which bans intermediate-range nuclear and conventional missiles.

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Oct 23 04:36

Trump Threatens to Build up US Nuclear Arsenal Until Russia, China 'Come to Their Senses'

US President Donald Trump threatened Russia and China that Washington intends to build up its nuclear arsenal until “people come to their senses”.
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“Russia has not adhered to the agreement,” neither in form or in spirit, Trump told reporters outside the White House on Monday, before departing for a campaign rally in Texas.

"Until people come to their senses, we will build it up," he said, referring to the US nuclear arsenal.

“When they do, we will all be smart and we’ll stop. Not only stop, but we’ll reduce, which I’d love to do,” Trump added.

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Oct 22 11:20

SIX MONTHS ON: GAZA’S GREAT MARCH OF RETURN

More than six months have passed since the “Great March of Return” protests started in the Gaza Strip on 30 March.

Their calls for Israeli authorities to lift their 11-year illegal blockade on Gaza and to allow Palestinian refugees to return to their villages and towns have not been met.

According to the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, since the start of the protests, over 150 Palestinians have been killed in the demonstrations. At least 10,000 others have been injured, including 1,849 children, 424 women, 115 paramedics and 115 journalists. Of those injured, 5,814 were hit by live ammunition. According to Israeli media, one soldier was moderately injured due to shrapnel from a grenade thrown by a Palestinian from inside Gaza and one Israeli soldier was killed by Palestinian sniper fire near the fence that separates Gaza and Israel outside of the context of the protests.

Oct 22 11:18

FROM JAIL CELL TO VIP SUITE

Ahed Tamimi is out of prison and on tour in Europe and the Middle East speaking out against Israeli occupation and Israeli officials are unhappy about it.

[Ahed] highlights to the world both how unjust the occupation is and how absurd their legal system is,” said Diana Buttu, a former legal adviser to the Palestinian Authority. “Israel instead wants subservient Palestinians who simply stay quiet in the face of the denial of freedom. Ahed shows that won’t happen — including not with this generation.”

Tamimi gained international attention last year when she confronted an Israeli soldier in front of her home in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. She kicked and slapped him, and then took a swing at a second soldier in a videotaped incident that spread quickly on social media.

Oct 22 11:17

TELL AMAZON TO STOP PEDDLING HATE

The world was finally rid of the infamous Judeo nazi, Meir Kahane, 28 years ago on November 5th, 1990 …..

Yet, after all these years Amazon is still peddling his (and his son’s) hatred on line under the guise of religion. Let them know this is unacceptable! Post on their FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/Amazon/

Oct 22 08:12

Surveillance Footage Shows Saudi Operative in Khashoggi's Clothes After He Was Killed

One member of the 15-man team suspected in the death of Jamal Khashoggi dressed up in his clothes and was captured on surveillance cameras around Istanbul on the day the journalist was killed in Turkey, a senior Turkish official told CNN.

CNN has obtained exclusive law enforcement surveillance footage, part of the Turkish government's investigation, that appears to show the man leaving the consulate by the back door, wearing Khashoggi's clothes, a fake beard, and glasses.

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(*INTERESTING: as the world's confidence in The American President continuously seems to diminish , the world turns straight to the one Fake NEWS outlet The POTUS trusts the least )

Oct 22 07:45

King says Jordan to reclaim land held by Israel under 1994 deal

King Abdullah II says Amman will terminate parts of peace treaty which allowed Israeli farmers to use Jordanian land.

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(*oh-boy!)

Oct 22 07:28

‘Netanyahu’s Time Is Over

‘Netanyahu’s Time Is Over’ – Former Israeli PM Olmert Calls for Revival of 2008 Peace Plan

It will take mere months to strike a deal with Palestinians if Israel returns to its 2008 proposal, and the only ones opposing the plan are Benjamin Netanyahu and his circle, former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said.
“There is no question in my mind that Netanyahu’s time is over. He’s gone,”>>>

Oct 22 07:18

Video: AntiRacist Hitler

An entertaining and informative video. Watch.

Oct 21 09:55

Netanyahu confirms West Bank village will be evacuated despite warnings from ICC

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar located east of Jerusalem will be evacuated. “It’s a short ruling, that’s our policy and it will be done. Not intended for postponing this, but for a short, defined period of time,” he stated. Earlier, Israeli media distributed a statement from Netanyahu’s office, claiming that Tel Aviv decided to indefinitely freeze the forced evacuation of the village. It comes days after the International Criminal Court (ICC) warned that Israel’s planned “evacuation by force” of the village could amount to “war crimes.”

Oct 21 09:54

Israel reopens people, goods crossings to Gaza after lull

Israel ordered the country's goods and people border crossings with Gaza to be opened on Sunday, just four days after shuttering them following a Palestinian rocket attack that sparked retaliatory air strikes.

The move followed efforts to prevent an escalation in violence that has raised fears of a new war between Israel and the Palestinian territory's Islamist rulers Hamas.

"The decision comes after a decrease in the violent events in Gaza over the weekend and efforts Hamas made to restrain" demonstrators, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman's office said in a statement.

On Wednesday, Lieberman had ordered the closure of the Kerem Shalom goods crossing and the Erez crossing for people, after a rocket from the Palestinian territory hit a home in southern Israel, prompting the Jewish state to strike 20 Hamas targets in Gaza.

Oct 21 09:41

Israel puts West Bank Bedouin village eviction on hold for several weeks

Israel said on Sunday it would put on hold for “a number of weeks” its threatened razing of a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank amid international calls to drop the plan, saying it would try to negotiate an evacuation.

Oct 20 11:29

"All-Out War" Coming: Record Number Of Israeli Tanks Amassed On Gaza Border

After months of violence and widespread protests along the Israeli-Gaza border fence, Israeli is quickly ramping up its military presence with a show of force a day after launching deadly airstrikes on Gaza in response to what officials say were two rockets fired from the strip earlier this week.

Reuters has reported some 60 Israeli tanks and armored personnel carriers now stationed at a deployment area along the border as of Thursday, which is the largest reported mustering of forces since the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas.

Oct 20 11:13

Bolton heads to Moscow for high-stakes meeting with Russians

National security adviser John Bolton is traveling to Russia for talks early next week with top Russian officials that are likely to cover a variety of high-priority issues for the administration.

The trip is Bolton’s first to Moscow since he went to broker the details of the now infamous Helsinki summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin last July.

The visit comes amid high tensions with Moscow on several fronts, including the conflict in Syria and the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Britain earlier this year.

Bolton is expected in his meetings with Russian officials next week to further discussions on issues that Putin and Trump discussed in July, including Syria, where Moscow says it has delivered a S-300 missile defense system — in defiance of warnings from the Trump administration and Israel.

The talks are also likely to cover Iran, efforts to denuclearize North Korea, Israeli security and nuclear arms treaties.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whenever this thoroughly unhinged, and very vocal, gentleman racks up the "frequent flyer miles" in behalf of this government, I get very nervous.

And these charges against Elena Khusyaynova?!?

Spybosses warn of foreign interference as Feds unseal new Russia Charges

The NPR article goes on to state: Khusyaynova was charged in a criminal complaint in the Eastern District of Virginia on Friday. She, like the other Russians who have been charged in separate federal criminal cases, is not expected to stand trial in the United States.

"The government has chosen to use legal documents to lay out the case against the people who attacked the 2016 presidential election and have kept up a war of disinformation against the West."

And yet, she, and her alleged accomplices, will not be tried in the US. So what is this nonsense?!?

More Russia bashing, pure and simple. The US government both doesn't have a case, other than putting on a lengthy "show trial" here, upon which it will lavishly spend millions of taxpayer dollars on this sheer foolishness, all in the name of Russia bashing.

And where, please, has the evidence from, to accuse her of "...having kept up a war of disinformation against the West." ?!?!?

Don't the American people have the right to know what specifically she did, which so damaged the American reputation at home and abroad?!?

Or is that, also, "sealed" away from the prying eyes of the people she allegedly dishonored, citizens of the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika?!?

The place Bolton should be visiting right now, rather than Moscow, is Tel Aviv, to ask about the continued pressure from Jewish groups, both in Tel Aviv, and Washington, to keep a very tight wrap on American elections, and insure that only people Tel Aviv and AIPAC-centric will receive the nomination to highest office here in the US.

Of course, that will happen... when pigs discover they are aerodynamic.

Oct 20 10:44

Palestinians furious as US merges authority's diplomatic mission in Jerusalem into Israeli embassy

The United States has placed its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians under the authority of the US embassy in Israel, a downgrade that has sparked uproar among the West Bank leadership.

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said the consulate general, which is currently a separate office in Jerusalem, would be closed down and replaced by a new Palestinian Affairs Unit inside their embassy which the US controversially moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem earlier this year.

The move would effectively mean the Palestinians are forced to recognise the US’s decision to label Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It would also make David Friedman, the US ambassador to Israel, who is hated by Palestinians over his support for Israeli settlements in the West Bank, the main interlocutor with the Palestinian leadership.

Oct 20 10:42

130 Palestinians, including 25 children, injured by Israel amid Amnesty condemnation

Some 130 Palestinian protesters, including 25 children, have been injured by Israeli fire during anti-occupation protests at the Gaza border, according to the Gaza Health Ministry, amid Amnesty International's condemnation of Israel's newly proclaimed "zero tolerance" towards protesters.

Oct 20 10:38

Envoy to UN: US has killed 66 Iranian children

The official reminded that the US had vetoed 44 resolutions targeting Israel at the Security Council, while the regime itself had breached all the 300 resolutions that had so far been ratified against it.

"The regime is the number one violator of the Council's resolutions," he said.

Oct 20 10:35

Palestinian Analyst: US Occupied by Zionists

Palestinian historian and analyst Jafar Ramini says that powerful Zionist lobbies are very influential in American politics to the extent that any American politician has to seek approval from the lobby in order to have a chance of being elected.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with FNA, Jafar Ramini said he believes that the powerful Zionist lobby controls American politics and consequently the American support provides the Israeli regime with the feeling of impunity to continue with its crimes against the Palestinians.

Commenting on the Saudi crown prince’s controversial remarks on formal relations with Israel, the Palestinian historian said that Mohammad bin Salman’s hunger for power has made him betray the Palestinian cause and to side with Israel.

Jafar Ramini is a Palestinian historian, writer and analyst on Middle Eastern affairs living in London. He has also shared his expert comments on many international news outlets such as Press TV and Radio Sputnik.

Oct 20 10:34

Gazans stage fresh rallies despite Israel threats

Scores of Palestinian protesters have been injured by Israeli soldiers near the separation fence in the east of the Gaza Strip. Israeli forces opened fire on Palestinians who demonstrated in their thousands as part of the weekly Great Return March Rallies. Press TV correspondent Ashraf Shannon brings us more details in the following report.

Oct 20 10:30

Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Announces Audited 2017 Financial Results

The Foundation stated that approximately $48 million, or 48 percent, of total 2017 grants were awarded to causes in the greater Los Angeles area, with the balance going to programs across the U.S. and throughout the world, principally Israel. Of that $100 million figure, $61 million, or 61 percent, went to Jewish- affiliated causes, while approximately $39 million, or 39 percent, was granted to initiatives and organizations in the secular community.
The Foundation’s total charitable assets under management stood at $1.25 billion, rising 14 percent from $1.1 billion at Dec. 31, 2016 and reflecting the continued strong inflow of contributions from donors, as well as investment portfolio growth.
Note: Tax exempt donations!!!!!

Oct 20 10:20

Israeli judgment in Lorde boycott lawsuit can’t be enforced

An Israeli court in Jerusalem has ordered two New Zealand activists to pay more than $12,000 in damages because the pop singer Lorde canceled a concert in Tel Aviv last year.

The two activists have rejected the ruling, which legal experts say cannot be enforced anyway.

Nadia Abu-Shanab and Justine Sachs say they won’t pay and are instead using the publicity generated by the case to raise money to support mental healthcare in Gaza.

The lawsuit was filed earlier this year on behalf of three Israeli fans of Lorde, under Israel’s anti-boycott law.

Oct 20 10:19

Israeli high court backs boycott-breaking student Lara Alqasem

Israel’s high court on Thursday overturned a government decision to bar entry to Lara Alqasem, a Palestinian American student enrolled to study at Hebrew University in violation of the Palestinian call for a boycott of Israeli institutions.

Alqasem had been in detention since 2 October, when she was denied entry at Ben Gurion airport.

Israel’s strategic affairs minister Gilad Erdan said the decision to invalidate Alqasem’s student visa was taken because she had been a member of the University of Florida chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine, a group that supports the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights.

Oct 20 10:18

Revealed: Israel's Cyber-spy Industry Helps World Dictators Hunt Dissidents and Gays

Haaretz investigation spanning 100 sources in 15 countries reveals Israel has become a leading exporter of tools for spying on civilians. Dictators around the world – even in countries with no formal ties to Israel – use them eavesdrop on human rights activists, monitor emails, hack into apps and record conversations

Oct 20 08:47

The Failure of Holocaust Education in Britain

Andy Pearce of University College London's Centre for Holocaust Education is not surprised Perl is disillusioned. His research team, in the world's largest ever study of its kind, interviewed over 8,000 pupils aged 11-18 in England, where the Holocaust is the only compulsory subject in the national history curriculum. He was shocked to discover that "after 25-30 years Holocaust education is failing to make an impact." ... The recent decision to build a striking new national Holocaust memorial next to the Houses of Parliament in London was described by the Prime Minister's Holocaust Commission as a "sacred duty" and announced by a government press release as a "permanent statement of our British values."
Note: We have had more than enough of holocau$t lies. It is time to make the holocau$ters be exposed and judged!

Oct 20 08:44

Syria: The endgame

It looks like President Bashar al-Assad has won the war in Syria. But who will win the peace?

In the debut episode of The Take, a new podcast by Al Jazeera's Jetty Studios, we explore the final play in Syria: The country's die-hard rebels are locked in a corner, the Syrian government is opening borders, and the outside powers that supported opposing sides are now striking deals.

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Oct 20 08:41

The Insidious Wiles of Foreign Influence: Trump, Bin Salman, and Netanyahu

Even if the Saudi monarchy or Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in particular did not murder journalist Jamal Khashoggi, that regime is an especially evil one in both its domestic and international conduct. To see that, one need only consider the horrendous Saudi war against the people of Yemen, which has been backed by the U.S. government since Barack Obama was in office. That war, with its merciless killing of defenseless thousands, spread of disease, and inevitable benefits to al-Qaeda, is just the latest in a series Saudi atrocities.

Oct 20 08:40

Los Angeles Jewish Community Foundation funded shadowy group that targets students

The Los Angeles Jewish Community Foundation has admitted that it funded the Israeli organization reported to run Canary Mission, the online blacklist of American pro-justice student activists. The Israeli government has used the list to interrogate and detain U.S. citizens.
For years Canary Mission managed to keep the identity of its funders secret, and major Jewish leaders claimed they didn’t know who was behind the effort to harm American students.
Note: Nothing but a bunch of filth and liars.

Oct 20 08:37

Stanford’s Hoover Institution implicated in “astroturfed” pro-Israel demonstration

A leaked clip from a censored documentary indicates that a pro-Israel, anti-Arab protest was manufactured with the help of some staff and students from the Hoover Institution.

Oct 20 08:18

NEO – The Syrian War will go Nuclear

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Events that have transpired in and around Syria and the Middle East with the defeat of ISIS during the fall of 2018 clearly prove one thing. The US and Israel, and under Trump the two are inseparable, intend to push Russia and China to nuclear confrontation.

The Pentagon is fully behind this, wanting to stop Russia and China before new weapons systems are fully deployed and America’s perceived nuclear advantage is gone forever. There are other reasons as well, indicating insanity among both American and Israeli commands.

Israel has millions of Palestinian hostages while the US has, over the last two decades, built nuclear shelters in Israel for up to 250,000 Jewish citizens, shelters that include ICBM silos with missiles that can hit anywhere in Europe.

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Oct 20 07:47

Israeli Nukes, US Foreign Aid and the Symington Amendment

This document case file reveals the slow decline of the policy of "strategic ambiguity" whereby US and Israeli officials deny the existence of the Israeli nuclear weapons arsenal in order to continue unfettered US military aid.
Note: All of congress knows Israel has nuclear weapons and further that the law forbids giving aid to Israel because it does not belong to the Non-proliferation treat. There fore all of congress breaks the law and our criminals.

Oct 19 11:36

Nikki Haley Elevated Israel

UN ‘Sheriff’: Nikki Haley Elevated Israel, Damaged US Standing
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U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, has made her post a “more glamorous” position than her predecessors — as President Donald Trump described Haley’s 2-year term at the U.N., following her resignation announcement.

We may never know the nature of Haley’s purported ‘glamour’ at the U.N., but we certainly know that, during her relatively brief stint, Haley has further diminished her country’s struggling reputation, entrenching U.S. isolation in the world’s most vital international political body.

In her own words, Haley concluded that her mission at the U.N. was accomplished, commending herself on three achievements: the U.S. has become more respected, it saved a lot of money, and it strongly defended Israel against U.N. ‘bias.’

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Oct 19 09:45

Khashoggi and first principles

This whole dismemberment thing could have, and normally should have, gone away in a couple days ('journalists' just stop writing and talking about it, and poof! it's gone), yet it continues to linger, and perhaps even intensify (this is nuts, something that would have been incomprehensible a few months ago!: "Lindsey Graham Wants to ‘Sanction the Hell Out of Saudi Arabia’ Until Crown Prince Is Ousted").

Oct 19 07:57

What's in Trump's 'deal of the century'? The answers are in plain sight

They note that Israel has already started implementing the deal – entrenching “apartheid” rule over Palestinians – while Washington has spent the past six months dragging its heels on publishing the document.

“Netanyahu has simply got on with deepening his hold on the West Bank and East Jerusalem – and he knows the Americans aren’t going to stand in his way,” said Michel Warschawski, an Israeli analyst and head of the Alternative Information Centre in Jerusalem.

“He will be given free rein to do what he likes...>>>"

Trump Should Trash His "Peace Plan"

Oct 19 05:39

Flashback: Washington is Complicit in Israel’s Crimes

Who is responsible for this tragic treatment of Palestinians? If you ponder that question, bear in mind that Israel could not possibly commit this criminal behavior without automatic, unqualified, U.S. government support year after year. Pro-Israel lobby pressure controls all major news media. Congress behaves like a committee of the Israeli parliament. No president since Dwight Eisenhower has had the courage to stand up to Israeli wrongdoing. Those who know the truth are afraid to speak out for fear of paying a heavy price - maybe loss of employment. All citizens of the United States must face the truth: Our government is complicit in Israeli crimes against humanity.

Oct 19 05:36

Pandering to Israel

Politicians and journalists learned long ago that it was better to cultivate Israel's friends than it was to support actual American interests. They also discovered to speak the truth about the Jewish State often would prove to be a death sentence career-wise ... Maintaining "overwhelming support" for Israel requires doing whatever is necessary, be it fair or foul, and many Jews and Jewish organizations worldwide, like Engel, are prepared to place alleged Israeli interests ahead of those of the countries where they actually reside. In America, Jewish groups and individuals have succeeded in buying politicians and using their money and control over much of the media to corrupt the entire political system to benefit Israel ... It is time for government to do what is best for Americans, not for Israelis.

Oct 18 15:00

French Forces to Set Up Military Base in Raqqa

The Arabic-language Baladi News website affiliated to the terrorists reported on Thursday that the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are busy with drilling operations in an area stretching from the Brigade 17 region to Sahlat al-Banat region in Northeast of Raqqa city and from Sahlat al-Banat region to the North of the Sugar plant in Northern Raqqa.

It added that operations to build the walls and construction of buildings in the area will start after drilling operations, noting that a military base is due to be set up for the French forces with the aim of supporting the SDF in Raqqa.

According to the report, the US military troops are in talks with the SDF to further equip al-Tabaqah airbase in Western Raqqa and turn it into their new military base in the region next year.

Sources in the past few months said that the French army has sent weapons, military equipment and forces to Raqqa.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, let me get my head around this: The US military has invited the French military to further invade and disrupt life in Syria, and will not hesitate, against the will of the Syrian government, and their Russian and Iranian counterparts, to establish a permanent military base in Raqqa, in order to engage in military actions against all of them, as they see fit?!?

Folks, given that Russia is still very active here, and Israel has threatened to take out the newly installed S-300 self-defense systems, we may be a lot closer to war in Syria than many of us had wanted to believe

Oct 18 14:52

ICC ISSUES HARSH WARNING TO ISRAEL OF POSSIBLE WAR CRIMES IN GAZA

Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda released a statement, warning Israel that it might invoke the Rome Statute on violations over war crimes.

Oct 18 14:46

IDF attacks over 20 Gaza targets after rocket fire

With strikes still ongoing, Israeli aircraft hit Hamas military bases, rocket manufacturing sites, underground infrastructure including a terror tunnel and tunnel dig sites in retaliation for early morning rockets that landed on a home in Be'er Sheva and off the coast of central Israeli city; one Palestinian killed, 3 others wounded.

Oct 18 14:40

Israel’s “psychological obstacles to peace”

Lawrence Davidson argues that Israelis’ “existentialist” fears are no excuse for the destruction of Palestine, its people, culture and international law, and that if those fears preclude the use of reason to end the conflict, then there is no choice but coercion – administered worldwide.>>

Oct 18 12:58

Israel working to spy on private social media messages

The Israeli occupation army has bid to obtain spying systems that monitor the private messages of social media users, Haaretz has revealed.

Haaretz said it had obtained a document showing that the Israeli army asked the cyber companies to present proposals for the spying system in 2016.

The newspaper also said that the system being sought was expected to trace and monitor all information posted or exchanged through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

The system would also monitor posts and information exchanged in Hebrew, Arabic and English.

The targeted keywords, the document showed, were terror, resistance, nationality and religion.

Oct 18 12:57

Israel limits Palestinian access to farmland

West Bank farmers seeking access to their farmland located behind Israel’s illegal Separation Wall are facing intimidation and further access restrictions by Israeli occupation forces.

“When you go to that gate, there is a group of Israeli soldiers and the settlement guards. They keep people’s ID cards when they enter and hand it back to them on their way out,” one eyewitness said of the treatment farmers get in Salfit.

Farmers are forced in the system of so-called “prior coordination” ahead of the olive harvest, meaning that they seek approval from the Israeli occupation authorities in order to access their farmland which is surrounded by illegal settlements or which is located behind the illegal Separation Wall.

Oct 18 12:56

Israel to destroy Syria’s S-300 defence system, US general says

Former US Defense Attaché to Russia Brigadier General Peter Zwack has said that Israel is to destroy the S-300 defence system offered by Russia to Syria, Al-Wattan Voice reported yesterday.

Zwack said: “At the end, the time when the Israeli planes target S-300 defence system owned by the Syrian army is coming. This is an important issue for Israel. It will not remain silent.”

The presence of the S-400 defence system in the Russian military base in Syria’s Hmeimim is not a worry for Israel, but the Syrian regime owning the S-300 missile system is, according to Zwack.

“Based on my knowledge about the Israelis, they will tell Russia that the defence system is owned by Syria and then they will do their best to strike it and take it out of service,” he added of what he expects Israel’s plan to be.

Oct 18 12:56

Israel settlers destroy hundreds of trees in Palestinian villages

Hundreds of olive trees and vines were found destroyed on Sunday on land belonging to five different villages in the West Bank, reported Haaretz, citing Palestinians and Israeli human rights groups.

According to the paper, “in at least four of these cases, the trees were in plots Palestinians can only harvest under army supervision due to the plots’ proximity to settlements or outposts from which Israelis have attacked Palestinian farmers”.

Some 100 uprooted trees were discovered in the village of Mreir, 25 trees were damaged in Deir Nidham, and 59 trees were destroyed in Tal. In addition, 60 trees were damaged on land belonging to Far’ata, while in Al-Khader, south of Bethlehem, 370 vines and 30 olive trees were uprooted.

Haaretz noted that “in the last two months, ahead of the olive harvest, there has been an increase in the number of trees deliberately damaged.”

Oct 18 11:48

U.S. ENVOY HALEY: PALESTINE IS NOT ANY STATE AT ALL

The United States does not recognize Palestine as a state, its envoys said on Tuesday as they opposed United Nations General Assembly move to enhance the stature of the Palestinian Authority.

“The Palestinians are not a UN Member State or any state at all. The United States will continually point that out in our remarks at UN events led by the Palestinians,” US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said.

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Oct 18 11:44

Israel, US send secret delegation to Ukraine to train against S-300 – report

Israel and the United States sent a secret military delegation to Ukraine to test the Russian-made S-300 missile defense system, which Moscow recently provided to Syria, Hadashot TV news reported Monday, citing Syrian and Russian news outlets.

There was no comment on the reports from either Israel or the US.

According to the reports, members of the Ukrainian military instructed their US and Israeli counterparts on the capabilities of the system, as well as running through various possible scenarios.

Oct 18 11:37

Liberman halts Qatar's $60 million fuel flow to Gaza Strip

Just days after fuel tankers began delivering much-needed diesel oil to the Gaza Strip on Oct. 9, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman halted the shipments in retaliation for Gazans' protests on the border with Israel.

Liberman tweeted Oct. 13, "As long as the events continue on the border and fire balloons continue to be launched toward Israel, no fuel shall be transferred to Gaza.” The protests continued, however, and on Oct. 16, an Israel Defense Forces plane fired on Palestinians allegedly launching the balloons. No casualties were reported.

Liberman's action was widely rejected by Israeli Security Cabinet members, who voiced concern that it would only aggravate the security situation on the border.

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That is what Liberman wants!

Oct 18 11:36

Signaling war, Liberman urges cabinet to okay ‘serious blow’ to Hamas in Gaza

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Tuesday called on his fellow ministers to approve a large-scale military campaign against the Hamas terror group in Gaza in light of ongoing riots and violence along the Strip’s security fence.

“I’ve held a series of meetings with the head of the Southern Command, the head of the [Gaza] Division, the brigade commanders, the battalion commanders, also with soldiers. My impression is that they all have reached the understanding that the situation as it is today cannot continue,” Liberman said.

According to the defense minister’s assessment, a “serious blow” to Hamas would result in four to five years of calm along the Gaza border — akin to the quiet that persisted from the end of the 2014 Gaza war, known in Israel as Operation Protective Edge, until the start of the current round of clashes in late March, a few limited skirmishes notwithstanding.

Oct 18 11:29

Israeli defense minister wants war to keep Gaza under siege

Israel must launch another war on Gaza to enforce its blockade on the territory, defense minister Avigdor Lieberman told reporters on Tuesday.

Lieberman’s comments came the day before Israel launched a series of airstrikes in retaliation for a rocket fired from Gaza that badly damaged a house in the city of Beersheba.

Lieberman also ordered the closing of crossings between Gaza and Israel and reduced the permitted fishing zone off of Gaza’s coast to three nautical miles – decisions described by the human rights group Gisha as “deliberate punishment of the residents of Gaza for no fault of their own.”

The health ministry in Gaza said that one Palestinian was killed as a result of an airstrike in the north of the territory. Three others were reported injured in Israeli attacks in Gaza’s southern and central districts.

Oct 18 11:28

Big BDS legal win in Germany

Supporters of the BDS – boycott, divestment and sanctions – movement in Germany have won a two-year court battle against a local authority that could set a legal precedent for BDS activism in the country.

On 27 September, the administrative court of the northwestern German city of Oldenburg ruled that the municipality’s decision to cancel a 2016 BDS event had been unlawful.

It determined that the city council had “undermined the fundamental right of the applicant’s freedom of assembly” as well as freedom of expression, which, it added, “was (and is) severely interfered with.”

“The fundamental right to freedom of expression is, as the most direct expression of the human personality in society, one of the most distinguished human rights of all.”

Oct 18 11:27

Beto O’Rourke: progressive except for Palestine

Beto O’Rourke has become Texas’ progressive golden boy in his fight to oust Senator Ted Cruz in the upcoming midterm elections. But when supporters of Palestine asked O’Rourke – a Democratic member of Congress – about his stance on the issue, he sent a response that could just have easily been issued by a Republican.

The email from O’Rourke’s campaign described him as “a proud advocate of Israel.”

Oct 18 11:26

BREAKING NEWS ~~ MAJOR BDS VICTORY IN ISRAEL

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that an American student accused of advocating boycotts of Israel can enter the country, putting an end to a weeks-long saga that drew scrutiny of an Israeli law allowing alleged anti-Israel activists to be barred from entry.

Lara Alqasem, 22, has been held in detention for the past 15 days after arriving in Israel for a master’s program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The state alleged that Alqasem, who was a member of the pro-boycott Students for Justice in Palestine group while studying at the University of Florida, supported the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

In accepting her appeal, the Supreme Court overturned a ruling by a lower court that upheld the ban on her entry under a 2017 law forbidding BDS activists from entering Israel.

Oct 18 11:25

Breaking: Israeli warplanes stalk Lebanese-Syrian border

The Syrian military has been placed on high alert this evening after Israeli warplanes were spotted flying incredibly close to the Syrian-Lebanese border.

According to reports, the Israeli warplanes made their way from Lebanon’s Nabatieh Governorate to the Beqa’a Valley, where they flew close to the northwestern part of the Rif Dimashq Governorate of Syria.

Lebanon’s National News Agency has also reported a heavy Israeli air presence over the Nabatieh Governorate.

Oct 18 11:01

Israel’s secret assassinations

Israeli television recently aired a video of two Israeli soldiers filming themselves in the act of shooting a Palestinian protester at the Gaza boundary while cheering. Filming one’s own crimes against humanity – shooting Palestinians for sport – suggests a sense of security in never being held accountable.

Even more evidence of this impunity is apparent in Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations by veteran Israeli journalist Ronen Bergman, staff writer for The New York Times Magazine.

Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court might want to consider this book Exhibit A if Israeli government and military officials are ever indicted for war crimes. It contains open admissions of guilt in plotting and executing extralegal assassinations in violation of international law.

Oct 18 09:42

Saudi Journalist Disappearance Has Accomplished What 50,000 Yemeni Deaths Could Not:

Recent condemnations of the Saudi government are welcome, but the kingdom's brutality in Yemen has not drawn nearly as much attention.

Oct 18 06:57

Washington, Riyadh, Ankara Striking Deal

Arab Daily: Washington, Riyadh, Ankara Striking Deal on Khashoggi's Case

A leading Arab newspaper said events in the past few days indicate that a deal is in the offing among the US, Saudi Arabia and Turkey to whitewash accusations against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after his order to murder prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
"Some signs of a political deal among Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the US in Khassogi's assassination case have appeared in the past three days," the Arabic-language al-Ahd wrote on Wednesday.

It questioned the reason for a delay in declaring the results of investigations into Khashoggi's case, and added, "Possibly they want to implement a plot like Lockerby case and say that three people abducted Khashoggi and then put them on trial to exonerate bin Salman."

This is while the Turkish sources and the US media have reported that bin Salman has directly issued the order to murder Khashoggi and Washington is in possession of a recorded voice of the Saudi crown prince>>>

Oct 17 12:22

Notorious Canadian MP and Defender of Israel’s Human Rights Abuses Ratchets up Campaign Against Venezuela in the Name of Human Rights

Canadian MP Irwin Cotler claims to be committed to ending the humanitarian crises in Venezuela, yet Cotler has devoted much of his life to defending Israeli human rights violations, including its recent killing of unarmed protesters in Gaza.
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Oct 17 11:50

Australian PM criticised for possibly recognising Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, whose government faces a crucial by-election in four days, said on Tuesday Canberra was open to recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, prompting concern from Indonesian and Palestinian officials.

Oct 17 11:45

Anti-Semitism as a Sword: The Danger of Undermining Democracy for Israel’s Benefit

Following the flimsy accusations of anti-Semitism discussed in the first part of this series, the Israel Lobby has, with heavy pressure, succeeded in persuading the U.K.’s Labour Party to adopt a far-reaching definition of anti-Semitism. With this policy incorporated into the Labour Party, almost any negative commentary on Israel could officially be called anti-Semitic.

This chilling effect on free speech leaves Jews living in the U.K. in a quandary if they believe Israel’s actions are endangering them. Do they risk being labelled an anti-Semite for criticizing Israel?

Further, while Israel benefits from selling weapons to Neo-Nazis in Ukraine and to other sordid characters, who then will speak out against such disturbing alliances while these parties grow in power? In addition, will those non-Jews who vigorously defend Jews against anti-Semitism continue to be so inclined when the self-proclaimed “Jewish State” supplies arms to such heinous regimes and movements?

Oct 17 11:43

Israel answers rocket fire with airstrikes on Gaza Strip

Israeli fighter jets targeted three areas in the Gaza Strip Wednesday -- retaliation for an earlier rocket attack -- amid intense rioting along the border that may lead to more attacks on Hamas.

Officials said the airstrikes killed a 25-year-old man. Earlier Wednesday, a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip hit a home in Beersheba, Israel. No injuries were reported.

"At 4 a.m. Israelis in the city of Beersheba were running to bomb shelters after a rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip at Israel," The Israel Defense Force said on Twitter. "We will defend Israeli civilians."

There were actually two rockets fired from Gaza, one of which landed in the sea near Tel Aviv. The IDF identified the area where the rockets originated and blamed Hamas.

Oct 17 11:42

Defense Chief: Israel Must Deal Hamas a Blow – Even if It Means War in Gaza

Israel needs to decide if it is headed toward war in Gaza, Avigdor Lieberman says, and a military blow 'is the only way to lower the level of violence to zero or close to zero'

Oct 17 11:37

The US mainstream media is ignoring the Israel-Saudi Arabia de facto alliance

Over the past week or so, Saudi Arabia has gotten more U.S. mainstream media coverage than at any time in decades. But conspicuously missing has been any reporting on the kingdom’s growing friendship with Israel — a de facto alliance that may help explain why Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman thought he could get away with ordering the murder of the dissident journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

Madawi Al-Rasheed is a Saudi Arabian woman professor, presently at King’s College London, who has written or edited more than 13 books on her home nation. Particularly valuable is her recently edited (2018) collection about the kingdom’s new leadership, entitled Salman’s Legacy: The Dilemmas of a New Era in Saudi Arabia.

Oct 17 10:58

Towards a definition of anti-Palestinian racism

Last month Phillip Weiss and Donald Johnson wrote in a post that a standard for anti-Palestinianism would be helpful to

“… get people to start to realize the sheer ugliness of how false charges of antisemitism are used to support a racist cause. But that’s not going to happen if people only play defense.”

This triggered me to think about a definition of anti-Palestinian racism and how it can be used by activists for Palestinian rights.

Oct 17 10:56

Canard du Jour: Antisemitism and the denial of Jewish self-determination

For a truly jaw-dropping admixture of sophistry and chutzpah it’s hard to top the claim made by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA’s) Working Definition of Antisemitism that, “Denying the Jewish people the right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor,” represents a dispositive indicator of anti-Semitism.

But because this assertion has now become an endlessly repeated Zionist talking-point; and because the U.S. State Department and Department of Education have adopted the IHRA’s “working definition,” while an Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, incorporating the IHRA standard, is currently pending in Congress; it’s imperative to analyze the various ways in which the IHRA’s deployment of “self-determination” is dangerously obfuscatory.

Oct 17 10:55

Jewish Home publishes anti-assimilation poster in Ramle

Jewish Home, an Israeli political party sitting in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling coalition, has launched a poster campaign warning of inter-marriage between Jews and Muslims.

According to the Times of Israel, the municipal election poster campaign in Ramle features a young woman in a hijab “against a background of two white candles and a wine cup, items traditionally used to mark the start of the Jewish Shabbat”.

“Hundreds of cases of assimilation in Ramle, and no one cares,” the posters declared. “Tomorrow it could be your daughter. Only a strong Jewish Home will maintain a Jewish Ramle.”

Oct 17 10:54

Protesters confront Israel envoy at Queen’s University in Belfast

There were reports of “angry scenes” at Queen’s University in Belfast yesterday, as protesters “confronted” the Israeli Ambassador to the UK, Mark Regev.

According to the Belfast Telegraph, some 70 pro-Palestinian protesters gathered outside the university, as the Israeli envoy gave a guest lecture to postgraduate students.

Earlier in the day, “a number of protesters took part in a sit-down demonstration blocking a corridor inside the building”.

Oct 17 10:53

Indonesia may cancel trade deal with Australia if embassy moves to Jerusalem

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi yesterday expressed his country’s concern over Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s remarks that the country may move its embassy from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem.

Marsudi called on the Australian government to respect the peace process and UN Security Council resolutions issued in this regard.

“Indonesia reiterates that [the political status of] Jerusalem is one of six issues that have to be negotiated and decided as a sustainable solution,” she said.

“Indonesia asks Australia and other countries to continue supporting the Palestine-Israel peace process in accordance with the principles that have been agreed and to not take steps that may threaten the peace process and world stability.”

Oct 17 10:53

Study: Polluted water main cause of death in Gaza

More than a quarter of illnesses in Gaza are caused by water pollution, a new study has said, noting that this is the main cause of mortality in the coastal enclave that has endured an Israeli siege since 2007.

The study, which the Israeli newspaper Haaretz published a copy of, was carried out by RAND Corporation, an American NGO. It said that it reached these findings four years ago and that “since that time these numbers have continued to grow”.

Based on the report, Haaretz said that the collapse of water infrastructure has led to a sharp rise in germs and viruses such as rotavirus, cholera and salmonella.

Oct 17 10:52

Israel aids genocidal Myanmar while urging the world to remember the Holocaust

Israel does not owe its existence to the genocide of the Jews during the Second World War but, without a doubt, the Holocaust played a significant role in speeding up the creation of the Zionist State. If nothing else, that happened in order to salve the world’s conscience for, whether we like to admit it or not, the rest of the world had a rough idea of what Adolf Hitler had planned for the Jews of Europe when he rose to power in 1933. Admittedly, few imagined that he would actually exterminate six million people, although the fact that European Jews were fleeing from their homes throughout that decade was an indicator of their very real and justified fears.

Oct 17 10:33

Israeli defense minister wants war to keep Gaza under siege

Israel must launch another war on Gaza to enforce its blockade on the territory, defense minister Avigdor Lieberman told reporters on Tuesday.

Lieberman’s comments came the day before Israel launched a series of airstrikes in retaliation for a rocket fired from Gaza that badly damaged a house in the city of Beersheba.

Lieberman also ordered the closing of crossings between Gaza and Israel and reduced the permitted fishing zone off of Gaza’s coast to three nautical miles – decisions described by the human rights group Gisha as “deliberate punishment of the residents of Gaza for no fault of their own.”

The health ministry in Gaza said that one Palestinian was killed as a result of an airstrike in the north of the territory. Three others were reported injured in Israeli attacks in Gaza’s southern and central districts.

Oct 17 10:07

Israeli, Saudi Army Chiefs Meet in United States

Israeli media reported that the regime’s military chief Gadi Eizenkot has held talks with his Saudi counterpart, major General Fayyad bin Hamid Raqed al-Ruwaili, in Washington as Tel Aviv moves to make its secret ties with Persian Gulf Arab governments public.
Israel’s Kan public broadcaster reported the two sides had discussed several regional issues, including Iran, during their meeting on the sidelines of the Counter–Violent Extremist Organizations conference for military commanders, in the US.

In addition to Ruwaili, Eizenkot had also met with his counterparts from several Arab states on the sidelines of the same event, the report added.

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Oct 17 05:07

RUSSIAN MISSILE SYSTEMS IN CRIMEA PUT ON ALERT

Soldiers from the coastal missile and artillery brigade of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet have been put on alert in order to take part in tactical exercises, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on October 15.

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Oct 17 04:43

Video: oan Rivers -- GOES OFF on Epic Israel/Palestine Rant

Joan Rivers dropped jettisoned comedy for politics ... unleashing an impassioned defense of Israel that included an awesome New York/New Jersey analogy.
Note: I think we have found a big part of the problem!

Oct 17 04:11

ISRAEL BOMBS GAZA

Israel Bombs Gaza, Wounded Reported
Israeli warplanes bombed several locations in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday causing a number of injuries, one reported in critical condition, according to Palestinians reports and medical sources.

Hospitals reported at least 10 wounded, six of them students who were on their way to school in Deir al-Balah in the Central Gaza Strip, WAFA reported.

Four others were injured when warplanes bombed a location in Rafah South of the Gaza Strip, with one person reported in critical condition.

Schools were closed in several areas in the Gaza Strip as explosions were heard in many locations throughout the besieged coastal enclave.

The air raids came after a rocket reportedly fired from Gaza fell at a home in Beer Sheba South of Israel causing damage but no injuries.>>>

Oct 16 14:58

This morning in Israel a 15 year old boy died, as Israel tests another type of bomb that explodes inside the human body.

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WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC.

Oct 16 14:53

Saving the Holy Land – a "dead end in the tragedy of the Palestinians”… and now "a land in which human beings kill each other”

Stuart Littlewood highlights the “cry of hope in the absence of all hope” of Palestinian Christians living under the jackboot of the Israeli occupiers to help campaigners and civil society keep focus on some of the essential issues in the big struggle ahead. >>

Oct 16 14:22

Journalists Killed and Injured in Israel/Palestine

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No fuss over those deaths!

Oct 16 13:31

FLASHBACK - Journalist among 9 killed as '20,000' Palestinians protest at Gaza border

At least nine Palestinians, including a journalist, were killed by Israeli forces on the Gaza border on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators burned tyres and sent towers of thick black smoke billowing over the isolated Mediterranean enclave.

The latest fatalities mean that 31 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli snipers since Gaza residents last week began “the Great March of Return”, a series of weekly border protests demanding the right to return to their ancestral homes in what is today Israel.

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Funny how nobody made a fuss over this dead journalist!

Oct 16 12:57

Israel Confiscates 2,036 Acres of Palestinian Land in West Bank

Israeli occupation authorities yesterday, issued a confiscation order against 8,242 dunums (2,036 acres) of Az-Zawiya village’s lands in the Salfit district of the West Bank for alleged military purposes, Alghad TV reported.

The land is located in the west part of the village where illegal Israeli settlements are built on Palestinian land, including outposts that are not unauthorised by the Israeli authorities.

Oct 16 10:48

Israeli politicians condemn marriage of Jewish and Muslim celebrities as effort to ‘hurt our state’

On Wednesday, the Israeli-Arab-Muslim TV host Lucy Aharish (the first to host a Hebrew-speaking show) and Israeli-Jewish actor Tzahi Halevy (known from Netflix TV series Fauda), got married.

Their ceremony was what could only be considered unofficial in Israel, at the beach in Hadera. This is because Israeli law does not permit interfaith marriage. The option left to such couples is to conduct an unofficial ceremony in Israel, but do the actual official marriage in another country, where this then gets retroactively recognized by the state. Aharish and Halevy have held the relationship under the radar for some three years, to avoid the backlash – which surely came. Various politicians from the right condemned and bemoaned the marriage.

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