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Sep 09 06:14

US police delegation visits Israel to learn counter-terrorism techniques, hold 9/11 ceremony

Citing Israel’s preeminence in counter-terrorism – and the fact that it is the only country outside the United States to have a 9/11 memorial honoring every victim – a US police delegation arrived to visit the country on the 15th anniversary of the attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's easy to excel in counter-terrorism ... when the terrorists work for you!

Sep 09 06:05

Clinton to Israeli TV: Iran was weeks from the bomb, but nuclear deal ‘put the lid on’

Iran was “weeks away” from the bomb, but the US-led nuclear agreement with Tehran “put the lid” on its weapons program and undoubtedly made Israel safer, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton told Israeli television.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only "proof" ever offered that Iran was building nuclear weapons was the "Laptop of death" and released to the world by MEK. Nuclear weapons engineers looked at the files and determined that there were so many obvious errors that it was a hastily put-together fraud and the plans would never have produced a working weapon.

Sep 08 16:30

UN Declares Israel As Having World’s Worst Human Rights

The U.N.’s top human rights body has officially declared Israel as the world’s worst human rights violator- beating Iran, North Korea, Russia and China for the number 1 spot.

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Sep 08 15:03

Dutch MP Accused Of Anti-Semitism For Refusal To Shake Netanyahu’s Hand

Tunahan Kuzu, the Dutch member of parliament who refused to shake hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has rejected claims from the local media that his behavior was anti-Semitic. The Istanbul-born former Labour Party politician refused Netanyahu’s outstretched hand in the Netherlands on Wednesday

Sep 08 14:59

Is Israel Pushing For A Palestinian Civil War?

Division within Palestinian society has reached unprecedented levels, becoming a major hurdle on the path of any unified strategy to end Israel’s violent occupation or to rally Palestinians behind a single objective.

Sep 08 12:19

Israeli Minister Says Brits Will ‘Pay The Price’ For ‘Anti-Semitic’ Boycotts

Israel’s Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan is in London this week meeting British officials hoping to agree on a joint plan to tackle Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activism in the UK.

The Likud politician has recently been made responsible for a new task force launched to tackle the movement, which calls for the boycott of Israeli goods in protest against the illegal settlement of Palestinian land.

Sep 08 10:53

CIA Chief Doubts Syria and Iraq ‘Can Be Put Back Together Again’

Speaking in an interview with the CTC Sentinel, CIA Director John Brennan expressed doubt about the viability of either Iraq or Syria as united nations in the near-term, saying he doubts whether either nation can be put back together in his lifetime.

Brennan has made similar comments in the past with respect to Syria, doubting that after so many years of civil war the country can return to a completely united single state, despite this being the stated policy goal of the US. This is the first time Brennan has made similar comments toward Iraq.

In both cases, as Brennan noted, there has been substantial bloodletting, and the wars have left massive amounts of sectarian tensions. He doubted whether a central government in either nation could ever really “govern fairly” on a national basis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I find it deliciously ironic that Brennan is championing (without coming out and using the word) the balkanization of Iraq and Syria; these are goals the Israeli government has had for a long time for both nations, and it looks as though this part of Israel's "to do"list in the Middle East may be on the way to getting realized, thanks to Brennan's "easing the way" with his statements.

Such a balkanization/redraw of the Middle East would make the resulting areas smaller, less defensible, and easier to control, geopolitically.

Sep 08 09:35

RICKY MARTIN PLANNING TO SHAKE HIS BOOTY FOR APARTHEID

He WAS one of my favourites till he decided to play in Tel Aviv next week.

Martin, himself a victim of occupation should know better …. but obviously doesn’t.

Sep 08 09:34

CAUGHT ON VIDEO ~~ LINEUP OF PALESTINIAN CHILDREN

This video shows Israeli occupation forces raiding the home of Karam Maswadeh in the West Bank city of Hebron.

Combatants from the Israeli Border Police enter the house and demand the whereabouts of Maswadeh’s son. Unable to find the child, the soldiers seize two other boys, aged 11 and 12.

Sep 08 04:39

Ban Bibi Netanyahu from Australia

Sep 07 14:04

9/11 Tour - Overflow Crowd at National Press Club Presentation

The event was bumped up to the National Press Club after the planned venue, Busboys and Poets, received threats from Zionists who use gangster tactics to stifle discussion of Israel's role in the false-flag terrorism of 9/11. Americans need to stand up to Zionist assaults against our freedoms of speech and assembly.

Sep 07 11:02

Dutch ex-PM calls visiting Netanyahu ‘war criminal’ amid anti-Israeli protests in The Hague

Instead of rolling out a welcome mat for Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu, who kickstarted his visit to the Netherlands on Tuesday amid huge pro-Palestine protests, the Dutch should “send him right away to the International Criminal Court,” Dries Van Agt said.
Ahead of Netanyahu’s two-day visit to the country, Van Agt, who served as Dutch PM from 1977 to 1982, labelled the Israeli leader a “war criminal” in an televised interview with the NPO1 national TV channel on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: Palestinians place a red carpet between the ruins of houses, that witnesses said were destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, before they display a film on the war in the east of Gaza City May 12, 2015. © Mohammed Salem‘Nothing to hide’: Israel prepares for first-ever ICC visit

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Agt is absolutely correct on this issue.

And he is not even touching the extrajudicial assassinations of Palestinians; the torture against Palestinian children in Israeli jails; and the indefinite detentions of Palestinian prisoners.

Sep 07 09:31

GAZA’S UNDERGROUND SIEGE

Israel is planning to build a massive concrete wall which will extend below ground along the Gaza Strip border, Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper has revealed. The barrier is aimed at combating the threat posed by Hamas tunnels crossing into the country from Gaza.
The wall, which will stretch along the 96km (60 mile) border around the Gaza Strip, will extend several dozen meters below the ground, and will also be present above the ground. It is estimated to cost US$568 million.

The costly plan – aimed at tackling Hamas terror tunnels – was cleared for publication by Israel’s military censor, according to Ynet, a website affiliated with Yedioth Ahronoth.The wall will be the third defense system of its kind to be erected along the border.

The first 60km (37 mile) barrier was constructed in 1994, following the Oslo Accords. The second was built following Israel’s decision to disengage from Gaza in 2005. However, neither system proved successful in combating the threat of attack tunnels.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The tunnels are primarily used to smuggle food and other needed supplies to the people of Gaza.

Sep 07 08:49

Has Israel Effectively Colonized the United States?

Today, Israel has effective control of US policy in the Mideast, and similar goals. Much has already been written about Israel’s control of Congress. Israel is now edging towards control over the US Executive Branch, with both presidential candidates supported by billionaires whose #1 agenda is Israel (Saban and Adelson). The Supreme Court will be one-third Jewish, and justices have community ties and families. As Israel demonstrated through its successful intimidation of Judge Goldstone, jurists are human and everyone has their price.

Sep 06 15:47

Moral idiocy in the halls of power

Lawrence Davidson explains the absence of civilised behaviour in postwar international relations through the psychological concept of moral idiocy – the “inability to understand moral principles and values and to act in accordance with them”.

Sep 06 11:22

911 Missing Links Israeli Mossad Involvement - Full Documentary

Sep 06 09:12

ISRAEL DECLARES FULL SCALE WAR AGAINST BDS MOVEMENT

This report from Israel’s state broadcaster, subtitled in English by activist Ronnie Barkan, shows Vaknin-Gil vowing to defeat the BDS movement in her testimony to the Knesset committee. It also shows the committee’s chair, Stav Shaffir, complaining that the government is revealing almost nothing about how it is spending the huge sums allocated to the anti-BDS effort.

Sep 06 09:11

ISRAEL MIGHT SOON BE VOID OF LEFTISTS

Everywhere I turn these days, many of my peers have left, are leaving, are planning to leave or are talking about leaving.

Sep 06 07:51

Jewish People Are Just That, People, and Far From Chosen

But the idea that we are members of the chosen people is planted far deeper, and not only in Jewish tradition and among those who observe it - modern and ostensibly secular Israel believes in it with all its heart.

Sep 05 10:19

Former Jew Supports Open Debate on the Holocaust

If I say the Great War never happened, I don't go to prison. If I say the Civil War never happened, I don't go to prison. If I say passenger jets did not bring down the two World Trade Centers, I don't go to prison.

But when I ask for a single wartime photograph of a homicidal gas chamber in Israel, and a dozen other countries, I put myself at risk for prison time. This is manipulation, this is mendacity - and I stand opposed to both.

As an American citizen, proud of my 1st Amendment rights, I want to know the truth and to have the right to ask any question...

Sep 05 08:54

ISRAEL TO DEPLOY MACHINE GUN-EQUIPPED AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES ALONG GAZA BORDER

Israel is set to use fully autonomous unmanned vehicles along the border with the Gaza Strip, according to a report published by FoxNews.com.

While currently unarmed, the Israeli military plans to add machine guns to the so-called Border Protector Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) by “the beginning of next year”.

An unnamed Israeli military official told the website: “This is the future – the border is a very dangerous place… Sending unmanned vehicles to do these patrols means that troops’ lives are not at risk.”

According to the report, the Israeli army has worked with defence giant Elbit Systems to convert Ford pick-up trucks into UGVs by adding “specialised remote driving technology”, along with “four driving cameras and a 360-degree observation camera.”

UGV testing reportedly began in July 2015 and the trucks “became operational in February [2016].”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yet another tool though which to accomplish serial genocide of the Palestinian people!!

Sep 05 08:08

ISRAEL SHELLS SYRIA, HEZBOLLAH IS PREPARING A RESPONSE

In the morning it was reported that Israeli bombers began shelling the border with Syria from the Golan Heights, territory occupied by Israel. In addition, the Israeli government issued a statement in which it blames Syria for the shelling.

Despite the fact that there are no victims among the civilian population, these bombings hamper the liberation of Syrian territory of terrorists from ISIS, and similar groups.

Sep 04 15:07

Israel Claims No Wrongdoing In West Bank Killing Of US Teen

The Israeli regime has informed US authorities that they have found no criminal wrongdoing by soldiers in the shooting death of an American teenager of Palestinian descent, adding they will no longer pursue the case.

Sep 04 13:50

The New Anti-Semitism and its Background— An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

It has been 71 years since the end of the Holocaust. Initially, the world took that horror show as a serious lesson, and the international community created laws against acts of genocide. Those who, even after the public revelation of the Nazi killing fields, still held anti-Semitic opinions kept them to themselves, and as time passed, this particular form of bigotry seemed to be fading away. And, indeed, that might have been its fate if it weren’t for the strange fact that some of the victims of anti-Semitism, in this case a subset of the Jews known as Zionists (those devoted to the founding of a Jewish state), proved susceptible to catching the disease of their oppressors. The Zionists took up their own form of virulent bigotry against Palestinians, and in reaction, this encouraged a new round of anti-Semitism. 

Sep 04 09:31

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Sep 04 09:31

MY HILL IS COVERED WITH BLOOD ~~ MAN’S BEST FRIEND IS ISRAEL’S ENEMY

This is the result of fear, intolerance and hatred of life… is easier kill and forget .. than to take care and keep .. a home for 5 souls that possibly no one will remember .. if somebody kills an innocent life .. what can we hope for? This was an act of our protectors, the police and agents. but They prefer a world with out compromise and a comfort zone .. and live there rather than go out and see that it’s our responsibility. They prefer to erase than give our time our life our love .. this way I think that it is better to empty this earth of human beings … especially this class of people .. peace to our baby’s!

Sep 04 09:15

Israeli captain: “I will make you all disabled

Youth in Dheisheh refugee camp say threat of permanent injury will not stop protests during Israeli army raids. Wisam Hashlamoun APA images

The Israeli army invaded the Dheisheh refugee camp near the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem early Friday morning last week.

Soldiers shot the legs of two youths among those confronting the raiding army.

Sep 04 08:54

Israel claims no wrongdoing in West Bank killing of US teen

The Israeli regime has informed US authorities that they have found no criminal wrongdoing by soldiers in the shooting death of an American teenager of Palestinian descent, adding they will no longer pursue the case.

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Sep 04 08:52

The “six-million killed” lie—the hoax of the twentieth century

The six-million lie is pernicious because it is the foundational lie for the rogue state of Israel, and it is also the foundational lie for how the occupied state of Germany is currently structured.

Sep 03 17:25

California state passes bill barring Israel’s boycott by businesses

The US state of California has passed a bill that would penalize companies engaged in boycotting the Israeli regime, prompting pro-Palestinian activists to slam the legislation as a breach of free speech.

The AB 2844 bill, which was passed this week in the California State Assembly by a 69-1 vote and must be signed or vetoed by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown by the end of the month, would prevent companies participating in the Israeli boycott from receiving state contracts worth $100,000 or more, RT reported Saturday.

Sep 03 15:50

Israel’s “rapidly approaching" civil war

Uri Avnery examines the growing rift among Israeli Jews, in the light of a former intelligence chief’s warning of a rapidly approaching intra-Jewish civil war, and argues that the occupation could be what is keeping Israel united.

Sep 03 06:46

Improving Relations? Israeli Air Force Trains Alongside Pakistan, UAE

As part of joint military drills in the United States, Israeli jets have operated along their Pakistani and United Arab Emirates counterparts for the first time.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wait until those Israelis and Pakistanis find out they are being set up to go against the Russians!

Sep 03 06:42

Palestinians urge Turkish people to reject Israel ties

While strongly supporting the aspirations of the people of Turkey to restore and enhance democracy and respect for human rights and international law, the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) denounces the rapprochement agreement signed in June by the Turkish government with Israel and ratified by Turkey last month.

This agreement undermines internationally sanctioned Palestinian rights and aspirations.

Sep 02 14:32

Israel To Color-Code ‘Good’ And ‘Bad’ Palestinians

Launched this month, as much of the world was on holiday, Avigdor Lieberman’s plan for the Palestinians – retooling Israel’s occupation – received less attention than it should.

Defence minister since May, Lieberman has been itching to accelerate Israel’s annexation by stealth of the West Bank.

Sep 02 10:30

Ex-Israeli general admits he was 'commander of occupation’

A former high-ranking Israeli military figure has described the Tel Aviv regime as the "champion" of the occupation that has turned into an "art" form.

“We brought the occupation to a level of art. We are the world champions of occupation. I was head of Central Command. The commander of the occupation,” Major General Gadi Shamni, the former head of the Israeli army’s Central Command and a former military attaché in the United States, said in a speech at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya on Wednesday.

Elsewhere in his remarks, he claimed that the "only acceptable solution" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict "is a separation agreement from the Palestinians," because, he said, the "Palestinians will not accept the continuation of the endless Israeli occupation."

Sep 02 10:29

Retired general calling Israel ‘world champion of occupation’ sparks outrage

Former OC Central Command Maj-Gen (res) Maj.-Gen. (res.) Gadi Shamni’s characterization of Israel as “bringing occupation to an art form” angered politicians on the Right on Wednesday.

Speaking at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Shamni talked about his time in charge of Central Command when he was responsible for the West Bank, and describing himself as “the occupation general.”

“We are world champions of occupation, and we’ve brought it to an art form,” Shamni said, “and we have to ask ourselves, is that what we want to be?”

Shamni said that Israel will never agree to jeopardize its security interests, while the Palestinians will never accept an “endless occupation,” so the only solution is agreed-upon separation between the sides.

Israel should take calculated risks to improve its strategic position, he added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to Environmental Protection Minister Ze'ev Elkin: there were people living on what became Israel before the Israeli nation was declared: they are called Palestinians.

Here are images of Palestinian coinage, demonstrating that Palestine existed long before it was declared the nation of Israel.

Images for palestine coins

That Major-General Shamni should be vilified for stating the obvious is a true demonstration of how wretchedly apartheid Israeli has become in the 21st century.

Sep 02 08:42

Tell President Obama: We need an investigation!

In 1999, Mahmoud Shaalan, a Palestinian-American, was born in Tampa, Florida. In 2006, he moved with his family back to their ancestral village, just north of Ramallah.

Six months ago, he was shot dead by Israeli soldiers.

After he was shot, eyewitnesses said that soldiers stripped Mahmoud’s body, and left him to bleed to death on the road for more than two hours, preventing an ambulance from providing medical attention.

We don’t know the circumstances relating to Mahmoud’s death. But we can, and we should. Mahmoud was a U.S. citizen, yet not one public official at the White House or State Department has publicly called for an investigation into his death.

So we need to raise our voices. We’re coming together with our allies at the American Friends Service Committee, the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, American Muslims for Palestine and many others and calling on President Obama to launch an investigation into the death of Mahmoud Shaalan.

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"You people just don't understand! It's okay for Israel to kill Americans! Didn't you learn that from Israel's attack on the USS Liberty, or when Israel gunned down that kid from New York, Furkan Doğan, on the Mavi Marmara? Or all those people who died at the World Trade Towers? What is wrong with you?!?" -- Official White Horse Souse

Sep 02 08:32

#InPalestine ~~ THE POLITICS OF WATER AND SEWAGE

The lack of adequate sewage treatment poses a serious risk to public health. During the winter rains, wastewater overflows its containment pipes, creating a higher risk of contaminating groundwater.

Sep 02 07:30

Israel 'approves 464 settlement homes in West Bank'

Israel has approved the construction of 285 new homes at Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, according to the settlement watchdog Peace Now.

A 234-unit nursing home in Elkana, 30 houses in Beit Arye and 20 in Givat Zeev got the go-ahead on Tuesday.

Retrospective permits were also issued for 179 existing homes in Ofarim.

The US said it was "deeply concerned" and warned that settlement expansion posed a "very serious and growing threat" to peace with the Palestinians.

Sep 02 07:11

US court throws out $655 million verdict against Palestinian Authority

In February 2015, a jury awarded plaintiffs, 11 American families whose relatives were victims of the attacks, $218.5 million of the original $1 billion dollars sought in damages.

Damages in cases filed under the Anti-Terrorism Act are automatically tripled, making the total the PA would have been required to pay $655.5 million.

But the federal appeals court in New York found on Wednesday that the US federal district court in Manhattan lacked the jurisdiction to try the civil case.

The case had been initiated by the lawfare group Shurat HaDin in 2004.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israeli Shurat - HaDin is an agency supported by Netanyahu's office and Israeli Knesset to engage in "lawfare" as a device to bankrupt all adversaries of Israel using US courts.

This is a case of Justice turned upside down when the forces of military occupiers are suing the occupied victims using the power of US courts.

Sep 01 15:51

1948 "The birth of a new specimen of human being"

Sep 01 11:38

Vice Photospreads Present ‘Girly, Teenage’ Side Of Israeli Occupation

For the second time in the last five months, Vice has run a bizarre, titillating photo spread of “girlish,” “teenage” Israeli soldiers that manages to be obtuse and borderline creepy at the same time.

Photos From the Everyday Lives of Young Female Israeli Soldiers (3/15/16)
The Defiant Femininity of Israel’s Female Soldiers (8/29/16)

Sep 01 09:36

Israel should ratify nuclear test ban treaty in 5 years: UN

A senior UN official says Israel, which is widely believed to possess hundreds of atomic bombs, should ratify the nuclear test ban treaty within five years.

“I'm putting five years as the longest it should take now based on the positive sign that I'm seeing from Israel,” Lassina Zerbo, the executive secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBTO) Organization said Wednesday.

Sep 01 09:24

Israel Approves Hundreds of Homes in West Bank Settlements

Adding to international criticism of Israel’s construction in the occupied West Bank, the government has approved several hundred additional homes in the settlements there, both approving plans for 284 new homes to be constructed and retroactively legalizing some 179 homes built in violation of Israeli law in the Ofarim settlement.

The new plans were criticized by Israeli watchdog Peace Now, saying that the current government is building settlements all over the West Bank, and also sending the message that illegal settlements can continue to be built and can expect to be legalized after the fact.

The US State Department issued a statement saying they were “deeply concerned” by the acceleration of settlement construction, and in particular about the growing trend toward retroactive legalization, allowing Israel to expand settlement activity in “a potentially unlimited way.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu's calculus on the timing of this announcement is that lame-duck Obama's Administration won't do anything more than whimper, indignantly, but will actually do nothing concrete to even attempt to block this move.

Sep 01 09:03

COLOUR CODED PALESTINIANS

Defense Ministry will produce a map of the West Bank marking in green and red the areas where, respectively, “good” and “bad” Palestinians live.

Sep 01 07:56

US intends to break up Iraq for Israel’s interests: Activist

Press TV has talked to peace activist and former US Marine, Ken O’Keefe, to get his take on the remarks made by the Secretary General of the Iraqi resistance movement Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba (HHN), saying the Middle East region’s woes have only worsened ever since the onset of the US “war on terror”.

Sep 01 05:51

How Israel is 'turning Palestinians into Zionists'

Israel is forcing Palestinian schools in occupied East Jerusalem to switch over to an Israeli-controlled curriculum.

Sep 01 05:49

Israel tells Palestinians: Our textbooks or no funding

Occupied East Jerusalem - As tens of thousands of Palestinian children across occupied East Jerusalem begin a new school year on September 1, teachers, parents and human rights groups have raised concerns over a controversial funding proposal that would only benefit schools that drop the Palestinian curriculum in favour of an Israeli equivalent.

Aug 31 15:00

Israel to colour-code “good” and “bad” Palestinians

Jonathan Cook says Israel has resurrected a failed policy to sustain its occupation, comprising sticks and carrots, side-stepping Palestinian leaders by relying on collaborators, and an online propaganda campaign.

Aug 31 12:47

ISRAEL TO SPECIFY WEST BANK ‘COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT’ ZONE

Carrot and stick carve-up will not work for Israel. Launched this month, as much of the world was on holiday, Avigdor Lieberman’s plan for the Palestinians – retooling Israel’s occupation – received less attention than it should. Defence minister since May, Mr Lieberman has been itching to accelerate Israel’s annexation by stealth of the West Bank. His “carrot and stick” plan has three components. First, he intends to sideline the Palestinian Authority (PA) in favour of a new local leadership of “notables” hand-picked by Israel.

Aug 31 09:46

Israel ‘at risk of civil war,’ says ex-Mossad chief

Israeli society is heading for civil war and the country must take steps to counter it, former Mossad chief Tamir Pardo warned Tuesday in his first public remarks since stepping down as the spy agency director in January.

Aug 31 09:44

Israel’s Retroactive Legalization Leading to Boom in ‘Pirate’ Settler Outposts in West Bank

Nothing happens quickly in the occupied West Bank. Israel has an ever-growing network of settlements across the occupied territory, and a far-right coalition government heavily dependent on settlers’ political support, and full of political figures calling for settlement expansions to spite the Palestinians.

So when self-proclaimed “outpost entrepreneur” Shimon Riklin brings a few ramshackle trailers into the West Bank and occupies some hilltop, officials have little reason to care, and even if the Palestinians complain, there is little incentive to do anything about it.

This has led to the founding of a separate network of around 100 “pirate outposts” founded by settlers in direct violation of Israeli law, and virtually always on land they don’t have any pretense of owning. They have one thing on their side, and that’s time.

Aug 31 08:02

This malware sold to governments could help them spy on iPhones, researchers say

The malware, which the researchers said came from an Israeli company called NSO Group that was bought by the U.S. private equity firm Francisco Partners in 2014, was used to target journalists and activists in some cases, according to Citizen Lab, a group focused on the intersection of technology and information security.

Apple released a fix for the problems on Thursday. "We advise all of our customers to always download the latest version of iOS to protect themselves against potential security exploits," the company said in a statement.

Aug 31 07:47

Everything We Know About NSO Group: The Professional Spies Who Hacked iPhones With A Single Text

But for the last six years, their everyday routine has been nothing less than extraordinary: create the world’s most invasive mobile spy kit without ever exposing their work. Now, though, they’ve been busted exploiting iPhones in some of the most astonishing attacks yet seen in the world of private espionage. The company, according to analyses from Citizen Lab and Lookout Mobile Security, discovered three previously-unknown and unpatched iOS vulnerabilities (known as zero-days) were exploited by the firm, with just one click of a link in a text required to silently jailbreak the phone. This allowed its malware, codenamed Pegasus, to install on the phone, hoovering up all communications and locations of the targeted iPhones. That includes iMessage, Gmail, Viber, Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram and Skype communications, amongst other data. It can collect Wi-Fi passwords too.

Aug 31 06:58

THE ABOMINATION AND BLASPHEMY OF CHRISTIAN ZIONISM

Unfortunately, as we will now see, Fundamentalism was itself infiltrated and hijacked, consistent with the Rothschild strategy of funding both sides of wars. Fundamentalist churches were targeted to enlist their support for the Zionist agenda. The two principal agents in this scheme were John Nelson Darby (1800-1882) and Cyrus Scofield (1843-1921). What Darby planted, Scofield watered and disseminated. The theology they developed served the agenda by making several claims:

• God wanted the Jews to return to, and take over, Palestine.
• God has two plans of salvation—one through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the other a guarantee reserved for Jews, his “Chosen People.”
• Christians should not involve themselves in politics, education, business or the arts, as these are “worldly” matters that should be left in the hands of “worldly” people. (The consequences of this doctrine are very visible in American culture today.)

Aug 31 05:52

Israeli tanks enter Gaza Strip, fire live rounds at Palestinian farmers

Palestinian sources say several Israeli battle tanks, escorting bulldozers, have entered the central part of the besieged Gaza Strip, and fired a number of shots at Palestinians gathering to stop the ravaging of farms.

The sources, speaking anonymously, said four Israeli tanks and two armored bulldozers advanced more than 150 meters into farming lands east of the Bureij refugee camp on Wednesday morning, and bulldozed them while unmanned aerial vehicles flew overhead, the International Middle East Media Center reported.

They added that the soldiers also fired many live rounds to keep Palestinian farmers out of their own lands during the invasion.

Aug 30 14:27

Israel is ordered to pay Iran $1.2 billion by Swiss arbitrators

The Swiss Supreme Court has ruled authoritatively that Israel must pay $1.2 billion to Iran for unpaid oil bills stretching back 37 years, but guess what? — Israel refuses to pay!

Aug 30 09:16

TOOSDAY’S TOON ~~ US COPS ON TRAINING MISSION IN ISRAEL

ADL took US cops to Israel prison, occupied Hebron, settler winery in counter-terror event

Aug 30 07:25

Israel wants to bulldoze this ramshackle village, but Europe is providing life support

Israel’s military authority in the West Bank wants to demolish the Palestinian community, contending that the ramshackle structures, made of old tires and weathered tarpaulins, were built without permits and must come down.

The Palestinian residents insist they are not squatters but heirs to the land they have farmed and grazed since the Ottoman era.

Aug 30 06:10

Israeli think tank: Don’t destroy ISIS; it’s a “useful tool” against Iran, Hezbollah, Syria

According to a think tank that does contract work for NATO and the Israeli government, the West should not destroy ISIS, the fascist Islamist extremist group that is committing genocide and ethnically cleansing minority groups in Syria and Iraq.

Why? The so-called Islamic State “can be a useful tool in undermining” Iran, Hezbollah, Syria and Russia, argues the think tank’s director.

Aug 29 13:32

Israeli Intelligence Officers Accompany Extremist Settlers in Raid on Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli settlers and intelligence officers forced their way into al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem, according to local sources.

Witnesses said that a group of hardline Israeli settlers accompanied by intelligence officers broke into the Islamic holy site, WAFA reported.

There were no reports of clashes between the entering settlers and worshipers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu is trying to start a war!

Aug 29 09:07

Rep. Steny Hoyer: Trump as president would be ‘dangerous’ for Israel

eteran congressman Steny Hoyer thinks it would be perilous for Israel if Donald Trump were to become America’s next commander in chief.

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If Hoyer is so worried about Israel, let's start a crowd-funding movement to buy him a one-way ticket to there!

Aug 29 09:04

ISRAEL’S INTIFADA CAUGHT ON VIDEO

When you hear the word ‘Intifada’ you think of a Palestinian uprising ….

Below are videos of the zionist Intifada, where not a stone is thrown, but bullets are in their stead.

This video of Mustafa Adel Al-Khatib, 17, being shot in the back and killed in the Old City last year.

Aug 28 08:16

Israel, The Bully Of The Middle East Continues To Cover Up War Crimes

The Israeli military on Wednesday closed seven alleged war crimes cases in which its forces were accused of causing civilian deaths.

Aug 28 07:49

Match the Fine For Palestine: The Higher You Build Your Barriers, the Taller We Become

Europe's ruling soccer body UEFA has already announced disciplinary proceedings against Celtic for its display of an “illicit banner” at a game against Israel's Hapoel Be'er Sheva team a couple of weeks ago. The act of solidarity was one of many over the years by a largely Irish Catholic community with a strong sense of affinity for the Palestinian struggle against colonization.

Aug 27 10:51

THE CASE FOR DONALD TRUMP

Anyone who knows my writing and background knows I am not a conservative and certainly have little use for the right wing anywhere.
But they will also know that I despise war and that I believe America’s establishment has brought moral degradation to the country’s international affairs. It has also brought degradation to America’s own people, completely ignoring their welfare for decades, regarding them only as a herd from which to solicit votes with television advertising and from whom to collect taxes.

Aug 27 08:45

Israel Primary Canceled, Netanyahu to Lead Likud Through 2023

An internal court of Israel’s ruling Likud Party has canceled a planned primary election for party leadership. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was announced the winner by default and will remain at the post through 2023.

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Aug 26 15:38

Whitewashing Israeli War Crimes, the NYT Turns its Back on Survivors and Critics

So it’s settled, according to The New York Times: Israel was not at fault in a strike that killed 10 civilians near a United Nations school in the 2014 assault on Gaza, nor was it guilty of breaking the law in other instances that left innocent victims dead during that conflict. This, at least, is what the Israeli military claims, and in a one-sided story in the Times this week, Isabel Kershner takes the Israeli military findings at face value, never questioning its conclusions or seeking commentary from outside sources.

Aug 26 08:47

#InIsrael ~~ THE BAN IS ON

Israel has banned an American activist who has worked for years helping Palestinians in Gaza, after denying her entry into the country, detaining her for hours and deporting her against her will. The woman’s ban comes after Israel banned five U.S. citizens at the border in July, all of them the U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation, and another American woman last week crossing from Jordan.

Washington D.C.-based activist, Pam Bailey, 59, who has been to Gaza many times before, arrived at Ben Gurion International Airport on Sunday and told passport control the truth; that she said was there helping a Swedish women’s aid group, Women to Women (Kvinde til Kvinde), that works alongside the Switzerland-based human rights organization Euro-Mediterranean Rights Human Rights Network (EuroMed). Bailey is the head of her own EuroMed-affiliated project, We Are Not Numbers, which tries to help Palestinians under occupation tell their stories.

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Have you noticed that all these people saying borders are a bad thing in Europe and the US never apply that same idea to Israel?

Aug 26 08:40

PUTIN UNDERCUTS OBAMA: RUSSIA TO HOST MIDDLE EAST PEACE TALKS

Russian president Vladmir Putin is asserting himself as the next broker for Middle East peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, a sign of his continued ambition to supplant the U.S. – and Obama – as the major power broker in the region.

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said that Putin would be willing to host Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for talks at the Kremlin, reported Egyptian media.

“The Russian president has informed me that he has invited Palestinian President [Abbas] and Prime Minister Netanyahu for a meeting in Moscow,” al-Sisi said. “Egypt supports these efforts and both sides are urged to participate and respond positively to the initiative for the sake of finding light at the end of the tunnel for Palestinians and establishing their state alongside Israel.”

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Think what you will about this guy, but honestly, at some point, you have to love him; he is always a thousand chess-moves ahead of Obama, with everything he does.

This invitation for Israeli and Palestinian leadership to come together for peace talks, is proof perfect that this is the case.

Aug 26 07:42

Israeli forces demolish 3 homes, cultural center in village of Umm al-Kheir

Israeli bulldozers Wednesday demolished three Palestinian homes and a cultural center in the village of Umm al-Kheir in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, detaining an elderly disabled man in the process.

The coordinator of popular committees in southern Hebron, Rateb al-Jbour, told Ma’an that Israeli forces raided the village and demolished three homes, two of which belonged to Shuiab al-Hathalin, a disabled elderly man, while the third belonged to Suleiman al-Hathalin.

Shuiab al-Hathalin was detained by Israeli forces following the demolition of his two homes.

Israeli forces also demolished a cultural center in the village.

Aug 26 07:24

Israel lobby smears Black lawmaker for meeting Palestinians

Dwight Bullard, a progressive African American state senator representing Florida’s 39th district, is under attack from Israel lobby groups for visiting the Israeli-occupied West Bank in May on a delegation hosted by the Dream Defenders, a group that supports the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

Aug 26 07:19

Israel is the Problem

“Our race is the Master Race. We are divine gods on this planet. We are as different from the inferior races as they are from insects. In fact, compared to our race, other races are beasts and animals, cattle at best. Other races are considered as human excrement. Our destiny is to rule over the inferior races. Our earthly kingdom will be ruled by our leader with a rod of iron. The masses will lick our feet and serve us as our slaves.” Menahem Begin, 6th Prime Minister of Israel’s speech to the Knesset (24 June 1982) – Quoted in “Begin and the Beasts” Amnon Kapeliouk, in The New Statesman (25 June 1982)

Aug 26 06:59

Are the Clintons Israeli Agents?

So who is guilty of putting the interests of a foreign government ahead of those of the United States? I know there are advocates for any number of foreign states running around loose in Washington but the friends of Israel in government and the media come immediately to mind largely because there are so many of them, they are very much in-your-face and they are both extremely well-funded and very successful. Now deceased former Congressman Tom Lantos and Senator Frank Lautenberg were, respectively, often referred to as the congressman and senator from Israel. And there are many more: Chuck Schumer, Chuck Grassley, Ben Cardin, Bob Menendez, Tom Cotton, Mark Kirk, Nita Lowey, Ted Deutch, Brad Sherman, Ileana-Ros Lehtinen and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to name only a few in the Congress. All are major recipients of Israel related PAC money and all are reliable defenders of Israel no matter what Benjamin Netanyahu does and no matter how it effects the United States.

Aug 25 13:28

Punishing The Messenger: Israel’s War On NGOs Takes A Worrying Turn

You deserve to see your loved ones suffer and die. But, maybe, you would be hurt before them,” was part of a threatening message received by a staff member at “Al-Mezan”, a Gaza-based human rights group. The photo attached to the email was of the exterior of the activist’s home. The gist of the message: “we are coming for you.”

Aug 25 09:08

US IS FUELING ISRAEL’S CIVIL WAR

srael is a very special country. Its history is like no other. Maybe that’s why its civil war, which is well underway, is almost indistinguishable to the untrained eye from a stable country. Upon closer inspection, Israel is a powder keg already in the process of the most significant societal and political implosion of its history. While a total meltdown is not inevitable, the US continues to provide the fuel for Israel to continue driving drunk on power.

Aug 25 09:07

#Celtics ~~ THE SAGA CONTINUES

Glasgow Celtic fans have launched a fundraiser to match any fine that Europe’s ruling football body, UEFA, will give the Scottish club for an expression of Palestine solidarity at a recent game against the Israeli team Hapoel Beer Sheva.

UEFA has announced that it has opened disciplinary proceedings against Celtic for display of an “illicit banner.” The “illicit banner” is a reference to Palestinian flags waved by Celtic supporters last week.

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Time for Scotland to kick out their Israel-firsters!

Aug 25 08:55

For Goy Hatred on Speed Please Subscribe to the Forward

If you want to grasp the level of contempt American ‘progressive’ Jews hold towards their host nation all you have to do is subscribe to the Forward.

Jay Michaelson, a contributing editor for the kosher outlet, proclaims that Donald Trump is the candidate of “the losers.”

The fact that progressive Jews don’t like goyim, especially when they appear in white, is not new, but Michaelson takes Jewish bigotry to a new level. “As is now well known,” Michelson writes, Trump’s “core supporters are white, undereducated men who have been left behind by technology, globalization and the attendant erosion of America’s manufacturing base. Moreover, their days of white supremacy are coming to a close, and they’re mad as hell about it.”

Why does it seem natural for a Jew to label about half of the American people as ‘white supremacist’ i.e., rabid racists.

Aug 24 15:21

Israel sold weapons to Argentina at height of Falklands War, reveal declassified Foreign Office files

Israel sold weapons to Argentina at the height of the Falklands War in 1982, according to newly declassified Foreign Office files.

British diplomats cited evidence that Israel had supplied the Argentine military junta with arms that were used against the Task Force during the campaign to liberate the islands.

Israeli military exports before the war included the Skyhawk jets that would later be used to bomb British warships, killing dozens of soldiers, sailors and marines.

Aug 24 15:19

Israel Armed Argentina To Deadly Effect During Falklands War, Secret Files Show

Britain’s supposedly close ally, Israel, armed Argentina as the South American nation was bombing Royal Navy ships and killing UK troops in the vicious 1982 war to reclaim the Falkland Islands, secret files indicate.

The supply of arms and military equipment may have been fuelled by an old hatred of the British harbored by then Israeli Prime Minister Menachim Begin – himself a former Irgun terrorist who fought against British troops in Palestine.

Aug 24 14:39

US Urges Citizens To Leave Gaza 'As Soon As Possible'

The United States has urged its citizens staying in Gaza to leave the coastal enclave “as soon as possible” over the Israeli bombardments of the area.

The warning came after the Israeli military Sunday pounded targets in the Gaza Strip and injured four, including two in the town of Beit Hanun.

Aug 24 12:44

State Department Urges US Citizens To Leave Gaza "As Soon As Possible"

It's been a busy 24 hours for John Kerry. Between fending off requests for Hillary's emails, palling it up with Erdogan, and dealing with Afghanistan fallout, The Department of State has just issued a travel alert warning U.S. citizens against all travel to the Gaza Strip and urges those present to depart as soon as possible when border crossings are open. The announcement follows an escalation between Palestinian militants and the Israeli military over the weekend.

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Israel is going to uncork on Gaza again.

Aug 24 12:09

Jewish groups' reckless accusations of 'anti-Semitism' sets us down a dangerous path

Sticks and stone may break my bones, but names will never hurt me -- and they may come back to haunt the name-callers.

In finding anti-Semites behind every challenge to Canadian complicity with Israeli colonialism, mainstream Jewish organizations are emptying the term "anti-Semitism" of its historical weight.

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Aug 24 09:29

ISRAEL SOLD WEAPONS TO ARGENTINA AT HEIGHT OF THEIR WAR WITH THE BRITISH OVER THE FALKLANDS ISLAND, REVEAL DECLASSIFIED FOREIGN OFFICE FILES

The British Foreign Office has recently declassified documents that allegedly prove that Israel sold weapons to Argentina during the 1982 Falklands War between the Latin American nation and the UK. The British government's National Archives department released the files dated November 16, 1984, which include a memorandum from a senior British diplomat who provided details on the Israeli arms sales to Argentina, the London-basedTelegraph reported Wednesday.

Aug 24 09:24

New York Times (1940) - "NEW WORLD ORDER PLEDGED TO JEWS"

Aug 24 08:32

Putin the peace broker? Russian president pushing for talks between Palestine and Israel

The Kremlin is said to be on a mission to bring Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and Israel's prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu together for a fresh round of talks aimed at ending violence that has ravaged the region.

Mr Putin's new diplomacy is likely to be interpreted in the West as an attempt to dislodge America as the Middle East's chief peace negotiator.

Aug 24 07:56

Our World: Soros’s campaign of global chaos

The Jerusalem Post just came out against Soros!
Israel is backing away from the Darkside!

The first thing that we see is the megalomaniacal nature of Soros’s philanthropic project. No corner of the globe is unaffected by his efforts. No policy area is left untouched.

On the surface, the vast number of groups and people he supports seem unrelated. After all, what does climate change have to do with illegal African immigration to Israel? What does Occupy Wall Street have to do with Greek immigration policies? But the fact is that Soros-backed projects share basic common attributes.

They all work to weaken the ability of national and local authorities in Western democracies to uphold the laws and values of their nations and communities.

Aug 24 06:49

Israel armed Argentina to deadly effect during Falklands War, secret files show

Britain’s supposedly close ally, Israel, armed Argentina as the South American nation was bombing Royal Navy ships and killing UK troops in the vicious 1982 war to reclaim the Falkland Islands, secret files indicate.

The supply of arms and military equipment may have been fuelled by an old hatred of the British harbored by then Israeli Prime Minister Menachim Begin – himself a former Irgun terrorist who fought against British troops in Palestine.

Aug 24 04:41

The West’s Favored Autocrats - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

By prioritizing traditional alliances, control of resources and economic ideology, the U.S. turns a blind eye to other aspects of autocratic behavior that contradict its own avowed values, thereby setting up a vivid display of foreign policy hypocrisy. An example is the issue of democracy and the “Other.” Since the 1960s the United States has been struggling with its racist impulses.

Aug 23 12:51

Israel Shells Syria After Stray Mortar Crosses Into Its Territory

The IDF says it has attacked a Syrian Army launch site near Israel’s border in the Golan Heights, after a Syrian mortar landed inside Israeli territory. The initial incident produced no casualties or damage, according to Israeli media.

Aug 23 10:14

GAZA MAN INVENTS SOLAR POWERED WATER PURIFICATION TANK FOR WAR-TORN TOWN

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has left almost 90 percent of the water supply unfit for people to drink. Fayez al-Hindi has devised a homemade water desalinization setup that is helping to solve the water crisis, though, as some Gaza residents face running out of water in mere months. It runs on solar power and a little ingenuity.

Three years of jets bombing the Gaza strip have left the territory’s water infrastructure extremely unstable. Both reservoirs above ground and below have been damaged, so even when it rains, the water is often contaminated, and made unfit to drink. More than $34 million dollars’ worth of damage has been done to Gaza’s water infrastructure.

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WOW! Talk about ingenuity!! Bravo to this guy for having come up with a simple, elegant solution for creating clean water.

Aug 23 07:33

Celtic fans defy threat by hugging Palestine tighter

Glasgow Celtic fans have launched a fundraiser to match any fine that Europe’s ruling football body, UEFA, will give the Scottish club for an expression of Palestine solidarity at a recent game against the Israeli team Hapoel Beer Sheva.

UEFA has announced that it has opened disciplinary proceedings against Celtic for display of an “illicit banner.” The “illicit banner” is a reference to Palestinian flags waved by Celtic supporters last week.

The fundraising campaign has been set up by the Green Brigade, a Celtic fan group, which has pledged to put part of the money towards setting up and sustaining a youth soccer team in the occupied West Bank.

Aug 23 07:32

Israeli activist seeks asylum in Canada

An Israeli citizen is claiming asylum in Canada, citing his government’s escalating repression of political activism, particularly the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

Aug 23 07:22

Hillary Clinton’s Uncanny Fulfillment of Israel’s Yinon Plan for a Middle East Riven with Conflict

Wikileaks has released what may be the most underreported story of the year in a year full of them, Hillary Clinton’s uncanny fulfillment of Oded Yinon‘s plan for the Middle East according to Israel 30 years ago. This was summed up in Yinon’s “A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties.” Yinon, an influential right-wing Israeli strategist, envisioned a Middle East riven with conflict between Arab tribes and religious denominations, unable to oppose Israeli ambitions for regional dominance.

Aug 23 07:08

US Politicians Who Hold Dual US/Israeli Citizenship

“If Americans were ever polled on it—and they never are—the majority who now object to increasing aid to Israel would also likely object to quasi-governmental and governmental positions being staffed by people who—by citizenship or sheer strength of identity politics—are primarily occupied with advancing Israeli interests rather than those of the United States. It is obvious that the real reason AIPAC and its economic luminaries such as Fischer never substantiate any of the advertised benefits the U.S.-Israel “special relationship” delivers to America in return for all of the costs is simple—there simply aren’t any.

Aug 22 12:09

BREAKING - Israel shells Syria after stray mortar crosses into its territory

The IDF says it has attacked a Syrian Army launch site near Israel’s border in the Golan Heights, after a Syrian mortar landed inside Israeli territory. The initial incident produced no casualties or damage, according to Israeli media.

Aug 22 11:02

China Joins Russia in Syria War? “Enhanced Military Aid” against US Sponsored Terrorists?

If Syria goes, Iran is next, a war if initiated by Washington far more potentially consequential and devastating.

Iran’s population alone makes it an important regional country – four times the size of Syria at around 80 million. Imagine the possible war-related death, injury and displacement toll.

Transforming the Islamic Republic into a US vassal state would give America and Israel unchallenged Middle East dominance.

Russian and Chinese regional influence would wane or be eliminated. The loss of Syrian and Iranian sovereignty would greatly aid the scourge of US imperialism worldwide – Moscow and Beijing the key independent powers standing in the way of its global dominance.

Aug 22 09:00

OLYMPIC IMAGES ~~ ISRAEL’S PRIVATE GAMES

While Rio2016 is celebrating closing ceremony Israel continues the murdering games of airstrikes

Aug 22 08:23

Israel attacks Gaza strip after Hamas armed wing parade

Israel has carried out a series of attacks on the Gaza Strip after the armed wing of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas holds a parade in the occupied territories.

On Sunday, Israeli forces launched airstrikes and artillery fire on the Palestinian towns of Beit Hanun, Beit Lahia, and Jabalia, just hours after several Palestinians were wounded in attacks in the northern Gaza Strip.

Several people were injured in the attacks which also damaged the Palestinian cities’ infrastructure.

Aug 22 08:21

Egyptian president: Putin willing to host Netanyahu and Abbas

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin informed him that he is ready to host direct talks between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

Speaking in an interview with Egyptian journalists and quoted by Yedioth Ahronoth, the Egyptian president said Israeli convictions of peace are strengthening.

Sisi also invited everybody to take part in moving the peace process forward which, he said, was the key to stability in the region.

Aug 21 19:48

Cop Shoots and Kills Unarmed Deaf, Mute Man as He Tries to Communicate Using Sign Language

Charlotte, NC — A community and family is mourning the loss of Daniel Kevin Harris, whose life was taken this week by a State Trooper who apparently fears sign language. Harris, who is deaf and mute, was gunned down in front of his house.

Aug 21 10:46

Israel must charge or free ‘administrative’ detainees: UN

The UN has urged Israel to decide the fate of prisoners held under the so-called administrative detention without trial or charge amid a fresh wave of hunger strikes by Palestinians in protest against their arbitrary incarceration.

Aug 21 10:23

Official German Records of Prisoners in Auschwitz Concentration Camp from May 1940 to December 1944

TOTAL JEWS IN AUSCHWITZ, 1941–1944: 173,000

Aug 21 09:55

Pro-Israel Billionaires 'Biggest Donors' Of Clinton’s Super PAC

Staunch Pro-Israel billionaires are the “biggest donors” of Hillary Clinton’s super PAC (Political Action Committee) that says it has secured $154 million in donations to wage an advertising campaign to win the US presidency.

Aug 21 09:27

CASINO TYCOON SHELDON ADELSON LAUNCHES MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR EFFORT TO BOOST ISRAEL'S IMAGE ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES

The effort kicked off this last semester at six California campuses, including UCLA, UC Irvine and San Jose State University, and will expand to 20 more college campuses this fall.

The Adelsons and other supporters of Israel are alarmed by the precipitous growth in young Americans’ support for Palestinians. A Pew Research Center poll in May found that 27% of millennials now sympathize more with Palestinians, up from 9% in 2006 — while their generation’s support for Israel has declined in the same period from 51% to 43%.

A main cause, Israel supporters say, is the mushrooming BDS campus movement. In the last four years, student governments at eight of nine UC undergraduate campuses have voted to support the campaign.

“It’s the No. 1 nonmilitary threat to Israel and the Jewish people,” David Brog, executive director of the new Adelson-funded task force, said of BDS. “Our goal is to change the younger generation from neutral, if not opposed to, Israel to support of Israel.”

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I rather pity Mr. Adelson, in this quixotic exercise; because, and particularly through the independent media, the truth will out.

Because the cold, stark reality, of what Israel has become in the 21st century, is a wretchedly apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy, with nuclear weapons.

Fact: Israel imprisons Palestinian children for crimes they may not have committed:

The Palestinian children – alone and bewildered – in Israel's Al Jalame jail

Palestine: Israeli Police Abusing Detained Children

Number of Palestinian children in Israeli prisons soars

Fact: Israel consistently throws Palestinians out of their homes to give the homes to Israeli settlers.

Israeli police evict Palestinian family from East Jerusalem home, give property to settlers for new settlement

Israel’s Land Grab in East Jerusalem

Israel to demolish 14 Palestinian homes to expand settlements

3. Settlers routinely attack Palestinian homes, injuring or killing the residents, and rarely are charges filed against them.

Israeli settler violence

Israeli settlers attack West Bank farms

Settlers attack West Bank farmer twice a week

Jordan Valley settlers farm private Palestinian land while owners are barred from entering - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2013/01/settlers-palestinian-entering/#sthash.F9TyZUIq.dpuf

4. The IDF routinely shoots, wounds, and kills Palestinians against whom no charges have been filed.

Palestinian youth was shot 9 times ‘accidentally,’ Israeli army says

Rare indictment against IDF soldiers for killing Palestinian minor

12-yo Palestinian boy killed during clashes with Israeli troops near Jerusalem

I didn't have to "cherry pick" these headlines; they tumbled out of my search engine, with an astonishing, and awful, velocity.

And unless Adelson is able to change the behaviour of Israel, to prevent these atrocities from happening, then the BDF movement is going to pick up velocity, and mass, until Israel will have virtually no trading partners, and no people, or entities, willing to invest in Israel, whatsoever.

Israel's problem here is that it is the behaviour of the Israeli government and military which has created BDS.

Aug 21 08:16

Israel calls on citizens to ‘turn in’ boycott activists for deportation

Israel will soon search for, deport, and prevent the entry of international activists involved in the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement, based on intelligence provided in part by hotline tips to a task force, said Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan Sunday.

The program was announced on the minister’s Facebook page with a see-something-say-something statement.

Aug 21 08:12

BEX ALERT - Louisiana Flood Caused By Lutheran Church’s Rejection of Israel

After historic flooding devastated Louisiana this week, a Hebrew Roots radio station suggested that the statewide disaster could be understood as divine retribution for anti-Israel resolutions passed by the Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA) in New Orleans last weekend.

Aug 21 07:36

Casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson launches multimillion-dollar effort to boost Israel's image on college campuses

The effort kicked off this last semester at six California campuses, including UCLA, UC Irvine and San Jose State University, and will expand to 20 more college campuses this fall. The Adelsons and other supporters of Israel are alarmed by the precipitous growth in young Americans’ support for Palestinians. A Pew Research Center poll in May found that 27% of millennials now sympathize more with Palestinians, up from 9% in 2006 — while their generation’s support for Israel has declined in the same period from 51% to 43%.

Aug 20 13:53

Jill Stein On BDS And Israel

Aug 20 10:51

German town cancels Palestinian children’s drawings exhibit for ‘highly political content

A Palestinian exhibition portraying life and destruction in Gaza was canceled by authorities in the German town of Heidelberg over “crossing a political red line.” The organizers have expressed fury about the move.

The exhibition, held under the guise of a pro-Palestinian group, “Palästina-/Nahost-Initiative” was canceled shortly before it was due to start on August 10, RNZ newspaper reports.

Entitled "Experiences, Fears and Dreams – Children in Palestine," the event was supposed to host drawings from two rehabilitation centers in Gaza and Ramallah. Some of the pieces showed explosions, burning cities and soldiers with assault rifles.

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That these children have actually lived through explosions, burning cities and soldiers with assault rifles, is apparently irrelevant!

Aug 20 08:46

Black activists owe no apology for charging Israel with genocide

Activists from more than 50 organizations came together in the Movement for Black Lives and published the Vision for Black Lives, which identifies key aspects of the oppression of Black people and puts forth solutions to the systemic violence and oppression that target Black people in the United States. This statement proposes a set of demands for activists to advance that address racialized poverty, police violence, environmental racism and myriad other issues that plague Black communities in the United States.

While the vision inspired activists in the US and around the world, not everyone was excited. The Vision for Black Lives statement was immediately met with a slew of criticism from Zionist organizations and publications.

Aug 19 15:57

israel: >"" In Jerusalem, Cairo, Riyadh and Ankara, Russia is viewed as the rising military star in the region while the US is perceived as a falling star.

Who said 0bama hasn't done anything worthwhile? overturning 100 years of being the domonent power on the planet, is not too much to ask for, when it comes to "hope and CHANGE"!

Aug 19 11:37

Israelis Scheming to Replace Aqsa Mosque with ‘Third Temple’: Report

The Palestinian-run International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC) independent news organization carried the report on Monday, citing Israeli television channels.

Israeli Zionists claim they have the right to build a third temple in line with “scriptural prophecies” to follow the tradition of the first and second ones built in ancient times.

Back in June, Israeli Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Uri Ariel said “the first temple was destroyed in 586 BCE, the second temple in 70 CE,” adding that he wished to see a third one built.

The Israeli media, IMEMC reported, alleged that the Israeli bodies favoring the construction of the temple had received “wide political and popular support.”

These organizations explained that they are ready to bring the equipment and tools to start building the temple in the place of both the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque,” it added, citing Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency

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Any attempt to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque will result in utter catastrophe for Israel, and generate a religious war which will engulf the entire region.

But perhaps, that is the design intent of the current Israeli government.

Aug 18 18:02

Celtic Fans Wave Palestine Flags During Match with Israeli Club

The Scottish club fans defied UEFA rules and threats by police during the Champions League qualifier against Israeli Hapoel Beer Sheva.

Fans of Scottish soccer club Celtic waved the Palestinian flag during their team’s Champions League qualifying match with Israel’s Hapoel Beer Sheva on Wednesday, the ninth time the club's fans have made a statement of defiance against UEFA’s ban on political expression in five years.

The action was organized by a group called Celtic Fans for Palestine which posted a Facebook event titled, “Fly the flag for Palestine, for Celtic, for Justice" last week.

John, an organizer of the event, told the Al Bawaba website that fans hoped to show Palestinians that support for them was alive and well in European soccer.

Aug 18 14:21

Spy in NZ scandal linked to hit squad

An Israeli spy at the centre of a New Zealand passport scandal has been named as a suspect in the execution of a Hamas commander, as Israel finally restored its diplomatic presence in Wellington.

The new ambassador to New Zealand, Shemi Tzur, dismissed reports yesterday that Zev Barkan was involved in the murder of Hamas military commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai in January.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Mr Barkan was among five new suspects being investigated after the assassination of Mr al-Mabhouh when a team of assassins broke into his five-star Dubai hotel room and silently killed him.

A "Do not disturb" sign was left on the room door. Security camera footage showed the alleged killers sharing a lift with Mr al-Mabhouh before the killing.

Dubai police have blamed the Israeli spy agency, Mossad, for the killing, but Israel denies the charge.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mentioned by a caller to the radio show today.

Aug 18 09:32

flashback - Obama + Hillary Clinton's 2009 Honduras coup

Honduras' fallen leader told The Miami Herald he is being subjected to mind-altering gas and radiation -- and that `Israeli mercenaries' are planning to assassinate him.

Aug 18 09:15

IRmep briefing about the lawsuit to block US Aid to Israel 8 11 2016


They won two suits already and now they are suing to end all aid to Israel

Aug 18 08:47

IN PHOTOS ~~ PALESTINIAN SOLIDARITY IN THE FOOTBALL STADIUM

Celtic fans were warned not to raise the Palestine flag when they played an Israeli team. So they raised a thousand flags.

Aug 18 08:36

ISRAEL’S MYSTERIOUS BABY-STEALING SCANDAL EXTENDS TO HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS

Holocaust survivors are among those victimized by Israel’s growing baby-stealing scandal, a shocking new investigation by Haaretz has found.

Israel has long been accused of nabbing babies from Yemenite immigrants in the 1940s and 1950s, but the new report from the country's “oldest daily newspaper” details accounts of families from Europe who lost children in unusual circumstances in both Israeli hospitals and in British detention camps in Cyprus.

Many families never received death certificates or burial sites and others report having their children taken from their arms by nurses who told them they had too many.

Some parents even received military draft notices on their child’s 18th birthdays, indicating no death certificates were ever filed.

Israel has conducted three previous commissions into the allegations over the years, which concluded the majority of the children died in hospital.

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This was a pretty darned sick practice, on the part of the Israeli government back them.

And censoring some testimonies until 2071?!?

The Israeli government is pretty sure that most Holocaust survivors will be dead by that point in time, so that they cannot sue the current Israeli government, retroactively.

Aug 18 08:06

Israeli MKs, NGO Monitor Invent False Anti-Semitic Claims Against BDS

Israeli and American Jewish media have become willing facilitators of yet another fraud perpetrated by right-wing MKs and their NGO counterparts. The Knesset foreign affairs committee began the fraud by titling the hearing, “Singling Out Jewish Students by BDS on U.S. Campuses.” MK Anat Berko, who touts herself as a former IDF colonel and “expert” on Islamist terror, made flagrantly false claims that the BDS movement compiled lists of Jewish students along with their addresses. Berko is the solon who claimed Palestine doesn’t exist because there is no “P” in Arabic. Not to be outdone, MKs from Yesh Atid and Labor also chimed in supporting this hash of a hearing. The charges were formulated as if this were BDS’ first step toward a Final Solution of the Israel Problem. For those pro-Israelists without a sense of humor, the above sentence was meant entirely ironically.

Aug 18 06:58

In massive shift, Lutherans vote to halt US aid to Israel

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has become the latest US denomination to take economic action against the Israeli occupation.

At its triennial assembly last week in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the four million-member church, one of the largest in the US, voted on two separate resolutions targeting Israel’s occupation and human rights abuses, passing each by a landslide.

The first resolution calls for the end of US aid to Israel until it ceases violations of international human rights norms, specifically the ongoing construction of settlements on occupied Palestinian land.

Aug 17 16:40

Another of Israel's pimps to become Labour's saviour?

To those who despair of the endless cruelty and slaughter in the Holy Land he will be forever remembered as the shameless British foreign secretary who apologised to Israel’s gangsters for the risk they ran of being arrested if they set foot in London. Back in 2009 the gruesome trio Ehud Barak, Tzipi Livni and retired general Doron Almog cancelled engagements in London for fear of ‘having their collar felt’. Israel complained bitterly and Miliband responded by promising the odious Lieberman that UK laws relating to ‘universal jurisdiction’ would be changed. He asked Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Justice Minister Jack Straw for urgent action.

Aug 17 13:48

The United States’ favoured autocrats

Lawrence Davidson says the US does not care if its allies are murderers, corrupt thieves or racists as long as they help it spread capitalism, achieve resource reliability, and ensure security for its allies and strategic advantage over old enemies.

Aug 17 11:56

Israel, Pakistan To Join Nevada War Games As US Prepares For Large-Scale Space & Cyber Wars

International war games being fought this week in the Nevada desert suggest the U.S. military is preparing for new, large-scale warfare against powerful enemies. This year marks the 41st year of the Red Flag military exercises, which are considered among the most important training exercises carried out in the United States. A grab bag of international troops are also invited to participate in the Air Force drill, including Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Pakistan, according to an Aug. 3 report from The Times Of Israel. The report, which cites unnamed U.S. and Israeli military officials and an amateur aviation blog as its sources, emphasizes that U.S. forces remain in charge of the drills, with other countries treated as “guests.” But it also suggests the exercises can be interpreted as a sign of strengthening ties between countries’ troops in an increasingly volatile world.

Aug 17 10:29

‘It’s like we’re born with guns in our hands’: Young Israelis face prison as they resist military conscription

Four months ago, Omri requested exemption from military service through an ethics committee. But her request was rejected, and she found herself facing prison time.

Leading up to her first stay in military prison, Omri was introduced to Tair and other members of the Refusers Solidarity Network, who gave her an informal, educational lesson on Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian people.

After discovering the widespread human rights violations occurring just a short drive away, Omri dedicated herself to reading books about Palestine and stumbled upon a very different history of Israel than what she had learned growing up.

“I had never even seen a map that shows the green line,” Omri said incredulously, referring to the pre-1967 borders recognized under international law as the border between Palestine and Israel. “To this day, I have not been able to find a map of Israel in Hebrew that recognizes any Palestinian borders.”

Aug 17 09:44

Israel Planning Third Temple On Al-Aqsa Mosque Site?

It’s hard imagining Israel going this far, but who knows, given its longstanding persecution of Occupied Palestinians and its own Arab citizens – 20% of its population unwanted, treated like fifth column threats.

Al-Aqsa is sacred to Muslims worldwide, Islam’s third holiest site after Mecca’s Sacred Mosque and the Mosque of the Prophet in Madina.

Aug 17 09:43

Turkey submits Mavi Marmara compensation bill

A bill concerning an approval of procedural arrangements between Turkey and Israel for payment of compensation to Mavi Marmara victims was submitted to the Turkish Parliamentary Speaker's Office in Ankara Wednesday, the office said.

According to the agreement between the two countries, Israel will pay $20 million to Turkey as compensation to families of the victims.

Aug 17 09:19

ISRAEL’S LOVE FOR PALESTINE CAUGHT ON VIDEO

The website Ramallah News, which published the security camera video on its Facebook page on Tuesday, says it was filmed a day earlier in the village of Kafr Laqif, near Qalqilya in the northern West Bank.

At 30 seconds, as the jeep drives off, an object can be seen flying from the back of the vehicle towards the young men, just before the explosion.

Stun grenades, also known as flashbang grenades or sound bombs, are meant to be used to temporarily disorient an enemy.

The Israeli human rights group B’Tselem, says stun grenades are “a predominant crowd control weapon” used by Israeli occupation forces.

The US-made weapons “are designed to cause panic, thereby enabling security forces to overpower people,” it adds.

Aug 17 08:53

Israel Planning Third Temple On Al-Aqsa Mosque Site?

It’s hard imagining Israel going this far, but who knows, given its longstanding persecution of Occupied Palestinians and its own Arab citizens – 20% of its population unwanted, treated like fifth column threats.

Al-Aqsa is sacred to Muslims worldwide, Islam’s third holiest site after Mecca’s Sacred Mosque and the Mosque of the Prophet in Madina.

Aug 17 08:08

US-backed forces give hundreds of ISIS fighters safe passage

The district of criminals,giving aid and comfort to terrorists who kill Christians.

Several hundred vehicles containing 100 to 200 Islamic State fighters were given safe passage by US-based forces, out of the northern Syrian city of Manbij, after surrendering their weapons, according to defense officials.

Aug 17 07:11

Army Kidnaps 24 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, overnight and at dawn Wednesday, 24 Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, during extensive invasions and violent searches of homes. 14 of the kidnapped Palestinians are from Hebron.

The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said hundreds of soldiers invaded many communities in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and conducted violent searches of dozens of homes, before kidnapping fourteen Palestinians.

Aug 17 06:57

Number 2 of Gülenist terror-cult is ‘the imam of Israel’, indictment says

A court indictment on Tuesday indicated that the identity of the Gülenist Terror Group's (FETÖ) number two (second in the hierarchy following the leader, Fethullah Gülen) as Harun Tokak, a member in charge of the cult's activities in Israel.

The cult uses the code name "imam," an Islamic title that for Sunni Muslims refers to a prayer leader, as a title for those terror cult members responsible for organizations and institutions in specific countries. The indictment from a court in the western province of U?ak named FETÖ's number 3 as Murat Karabulut, the FETÖ "imam" for Gülenists in the National Intelligence Organization (M?T) and in Asia.

Aug 17 06:56

Israel-EU Tension Up Over Rise in West Bank Home Demolitions

The Palestinian government has brought foreign diplomats to a school in the West Bank to highlight what it says is a renewed threat of demolition by Israel.

The school for Bedouin children has been slated for demolition and highlights the battle over 60 percent of the West Bank that remains under exclusive Israeli control, known as Area C.

Severe Israeli restrictions on Palestinian development in Area C, including a rise in demolitions of homes — some of them EU-funded buildings — have created diplomatic tensions.

Aug 17 06:56

The Myth of Jewish Suffering

The following article was written by a friend of mine who is clearly scared of Jewish power and the possible personal consequences of writing such an article. He decided to remain anonymous. I would add that Jewish suffering may be a myth, but Jewish fear is real. Why are Jews fearful? Because they believe in the history of Jewish suffering but they also know that, considering the acts committed by Jewish oligarchs, lobbies, Ziocons and Israel, future Jewish suffering seems too real.

Aug 16 14:11

Another of Israel's pimps to become Labour's saviour?

Against the background of speculation that Labour Party chiefs are trying to persuade David Miliband to return to London so he can snatch the party leadership from Jeremy Corbyn, Stuart Littlewood recalls the disastrous legacy of Mr Miliband.

Aug 16 12:10

Russia’s “Permanent Military Base” in Syria: Moscow just tipped the Balance of Power in the Mediterranean

Though there has been remarkably little discussion of the subject in the Western media, Russia last week quietly acquired for the first time in its modern history a proper permanent base in the Mediterranean.

Following negotiations between the Syrian government and Russia an agreement dating to 2015 has now been ratified by Russia turning the Russian air base at Khmeimim in Syria into a permanent base. In other words Russia will retain the base at Khmeimim beyond the conclusion of the Syrian conflict, and its presence there has just been made permanent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF in fact this is made permanent, this base is a true game-changer in the Middle East.

Aug 16 11:44

Israel decides no criminal charges for police who seized Palestinian girl's bicycle

One of the officers was suspended from the force after the incident late last month, documented by a B'tselem video camera. The footage showed two border policemen chasing a Palestinian girl, eight-year-old Anwar Burqan, of Hebron's al-Ibrahimi Street, as she rode a bicycle.

It showed one of the officers picking up the bicycle and tossing it into the bushes.

Large swaths of al-Ibrahimi St. are closed to Palestinian traffic. In their defense, the officers told investigators the girl's bicycle was confiscated because she was riding in a part of the street closed to Palestinians and they wanted to protect her.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, let me get this straight: these officers wanted to "protect" this 8 year old child....by throwing away and ruining her bicycle?!?

WOW, it really takes MANLY MEN to do that.

But hey, that's Israel in the 21st century; the most wretchedly apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy in this world, AND... with nuclear weapons!!

Aug 16 11:39

Israel lays groundwork for possible settlement expansion southeast of Jerusalem

srael is conducting a land survey between the settlement of Efrat and the area to its east with an eye toward declaring state land there, according to a document submitted by the state to the High Court of Justice last week.

According to the document, the survey has been undertaken “in a manner that will create contiguity of state lands.” Efrat is in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc in the southern West Bank, and the area to its east is known as Givat Eitam.

Construction in the area could have diplomatic implications because it would expand Gush Etzion east to the outskirts of Bethlehem.

In 2009, 1,700 dunams (425 acres) of land in the Efrat region were declared state land. Haaretz reported on a plan at the time to build some 2,500 housing units there.

Peace Now then petitioned the High Court to force the state to make public any intention to move ahead with construction plans in the area by allocating land rights to Efrat.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: this Israeli settlement development here effectively blocks off any contiguous boundary for a potential Palestinian state.

Aug 16 08:43

Evangelical Lutheran Church calls to stop U.S. aid to Israel

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has approved a resolution calling on the American government to end all aid to Israel if Israel does not stop building in Judea and Samaria and "enable an independent Palestinian state", JTA reported Sunday.

Aug 16 08:42

Wasserman Schultz, challenger brawl over Israel amid heated primary

lorida Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz went on the offensive against tough primary challenger Tim Canova Monday, accusing him of harboring malleable postures on US policy toward the Jewish state, as an already heated contest between the two Democrats got cranked up to 11 over support for Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear Ms. Schultz

I would like to remind you that you are running for the US Congress, not the Knesset.

However, if you wish to run for the Knesset, I am certain we could crowdfund a one-way ticket to Israel for you!

Aug 16 07:52

EU logo no shield from Israel’s bulldozers

Hammadin knows all too well that the expansion of the settlement – built in violation of international law, which forbids an occupying power like Israel from transferring its population into the territory it occupies – has meant the steady de-development of his community.

In February, the Israeli army demolished two trailers which were to serve as a new school for first- and second-graders. The cabins, donated by a French nongovernmental organization and funded by the European Union, bore visible EU logos.

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