Dec 05 10:56

Israel offered no proof of border tunnels – Lebanon

Lebanon’s Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said Wednesday that Israel has presented no evidence to prove its claims that a network of attack tunnels has been built by Hezbollah across the countries’ shared borders. The Israeli military on Tuesday launched an open-ended operation to destroy tunnels built by Hezbollah it said are aimed at infiltrating northern Israel. The UN peacekeeping mission said on Wednesday it will send a team to Israel to “ascertain facts,” calling for full access to all locations along the border, AP said.

Dec 05 10:50


Democratic representative-elect from Michigan, belongs to a cohort of incoming members of Congress who’ve vowed to upend the status quo — even on third-rail issues in Washington like the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. To that end, Tlaib is planning to lead a congressional delegation to the Israeli-occupied West Bank, she told The Intercept. Her planned trip is a swift rebuke of a decades-old tradition for newly elected members: a junket to Israel sponsored by the education arm of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, known as AIPAC, the powerful pro-Israel lobby group.

Dec 05 10:37

Netanyahu Reveals The “Best Way” To Combat Anti-Semitism: Military Force

The Israeli Army’s strength is the best response to global anti-Semitism, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in response to a poll that showed that more than a quarter of Europeans believe that Israeli leadership itself spurs anti-Jewish sentiment.

Dec 05 10:27

US tries to stop Ireland banning imports from Israel’s settlements

A prominent US politician has lobbied Irish lawmakers to reject a proposed ban on imports from Israel’s illegal settlements.

Peter King, a member of Congress for New York, is among those who have opposed a bill being debated in Dublin.

Although the bill – aimed at forbidding goods from Israel’s settlements in the occupied West Bank – seeks to uphold international law, King has depicted it as subversive.

King has tried to convince Fianna Fáil, one of Ireland’s largest parties, to withdraw its support for the proposed ban.

Dec 05 10:26

How campaigners convinced police chiefs to dump Israel junket

Two high-ranking police officials have dropped out of a planned training junket in Israel after campaigning from local human rights activists.

Working from public records, activists learned that Jody Kasper, the police chief of Northampton, Massachusetts, had accepted an invitation from the Anti-Defamation League, a major Israel lobby group, to join a delegation this week.

Activists also identified Colonel Matthew Birmingham, the director of the Vermont State Police, as one of 15 high-ranking police officials on the junket to Israel.

After meeting with members of their communities, Kasper and Birmingham recently announced that they would pull out of the delegation.

Dec 05 10:26

Video: Israeli soldiers shoot Palestinian from behind

Israeli occupation forces shot and killed a Palestinian man during a raid on the West Bank city of Tulkarm on Tuesday.

The Israeli military claimed that its forces opened fire during “a violent riot … in which dozens of Palestinians hurled rocks.”

However security camera footage appears to show that Muhammad Habali, 22, was shot while he was walking away from the direction of the soldiers’ fire and posed no conceivable threat to anyone:

Dec 05 10:21


On December 4, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announced that they had launched Operation Northern Shield in order to “expose and neutralize” alleged Hezbollah cross-border attack tunnels heading from Lebanon to Israel.

According to the Israeli side, the IDF eliminated at least one Hezbollah tunnel – a 200m-long construction, which reportedly penetrated 40 meters into Israel near the northern town of Metulla. Currently, the IDF operation is ongoing on the Israeli side of the contact line. However, the IDF openly stated that the military effort might be expanded into Lebanese territory.

On the evening of December 4, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that Operation Northern Shield is aimed at targeting an alleged broader push by Hezbollah the Israeli leader is being accused of corruption to capture parts of Galilee from Israel.

He described the IDF actions as a part of “a wide ongoing operation”, which will not end until all its goals are achieved.

Dec 05 10:17

One instance of Saudi’s collusion in an Israeli war crime

Trump claimed that without Washington’s ‘strong ally’ Saudi Arabia,Israel would be forced ‘to leave’ the region.

This frank admission brings to mind Israel’s wanton attack on 7 June, 1981 on Iraq and the bombing and destruction of Iraq’s near completed reactor for peaceful purposes, Tammuz 1, by 8 Israeli fighter jets which flew at low altitude over the Saudi and then the Iraqi desert.

Dec 05 05:51

Controlling the Israel Message: How to Manage the American Sheeple

Hill was fired by CNN within 24 hours. The message is clear. You can criticize Christianity, Muslims, white males, Donald Trump and the American government at will ... but never, never go after Jews or Israel even indirectly if you want to keep your job ... To be sure, CNN is pro-Israeli in its reporting and, more important, in terms of choosing what not to report. Its lead political anchor is Wolf Blitzer, a former American Israeli Political Action Committee (AIPAC) employee, who speaks Hebrew and has lived in Israel. Like most major American mainstream media outlets, CNN has numerous Jewish employees working to select, edit and produce the news stories that actually air, well placed to manage what does finally go out to the public. Reports critical of Israel or Jews are not welcome anywhere in the U.S. national media ...

Dec 04 18:28

Duckduckgo currently pointing to an Israeli Tel-Aviv based IP, globally #BDS

#Threat #Intelligence: Duckduckgo, owned by "Gabriel Weinberg" is currently pointing to an Israeli Tel-Aviv based IP, from multiple countries globally,; meaning Israel has access to all your duckduckgo search data. #BDS Use startpage instead. Ping, confirm for yourself. (results may vary/change)

please insert this picture mike

Dec 04 13:45

RAND’S STAND: Sen. Paul Warns of ‘Growing Deep State’ After Being Blocked from CIA Briefing

"I know about the information of the CIA’s conclusions only by reading it in the media."

  • don't worry our friends in the media will fill us all in, with the official story
  • Dec 04 11:54

    Jerusalem al-Quds at boiling point as Israel cements grip

    US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel's capital has set off an increasingly visible battle between the Israelis and the Palestinians in the city's eastern sector.

    Observers have warned that Trump’s decision has already emboldened Israel to cement its control over the contested area which the Palestinians view as the capital of their future state.

    They also say the move could give Israel an extended hand to devoid the ancient city of its Palestinian characteristics.

    Dec 04 11:45

    Pushback Against Israel Is Beginning

    The Anglophone Israel Lobby benefits from its ability to mold the media narrative while at the same time using financial incentives to corrupt the political class. For those who do not succumb to the corruption, there is always the option of direct pressure, which in the United States and Britain consists of targeted interference in the political system to remove critics either through promotion of scandal or by supporting well-funded alternative candidates in the following election. In the United States, this has led to the removal of a number of congressmen who had dared to criticize the Jewish state, terrifying the remainder into silence. All of this goes on with little or no debate in the media or in congress itself.

    Dec 04 11:08

    Netanyahu's legal woes grow as police seek new bribery charges

    Israeli police on Sunday said they had found enough evidence for bribery and fraud charges to be brought against Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife in a third corruption case against the Israeli prime minister.

    Authorities allege Netanyahu awarded regulatory favours to Israel's leading telecommunications company, Bezeq Telecom Israel, in return for more positive coverage of him and his wife on a news website, Walla, owned by the company.

    Dec 04 10:40

    US to send $7,000 per MINUTE to Israel

    Dec 04 09:27

    Does Israel's Northern Op Mean War With Hezbollah and Iran?

    After weeks of hints that a big military operation is in the offing, Israel has launched a broad operation against Hezbollah tunnels. A snap audio-analysis with Haaretz's senior military correspondent Amos Harel

    Dec 04 08:38

    Palestine in Pictures: November 2018

    Twenty-two Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip were killed by Israeli fire during the month of November.

    Around 290 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli occupation forces since the beginning of the year. Twelve Israelis were slain by Palestinians during the same period, as well as a Palestinian from the West Bank killed by a rocket fired from Gaza.

    Some 180 Palestinians have been shot dead and nearly 6,000 others injured by live fire during Great March of Return protests in Gaza.

    Fourteen of those Palestinians killed by occupation forces during November were slain over more than 48 hours of intense hostilities across the Gaza-Israel boundary. The fighting was triggered by a gun battle that erupted when Hamas forces discovered an Israeli commando unit operating clandestinely in Gaza on 11 November. Seven Hamas fighters and an Israeli lieutenant colonel were killed during the initial confrontation.

    Dec 04 08:37

    France-Israel propaganda “season” ends in failure

    A major propaganda effort sponsored by the French and Israeli governments has been a failure, Israeli officials are acknowledging.

    The so-called Saison France-Israël, or France-Israel Season, was a series of hundreds of “cultural” events backed by both governments, running for six months until the end of November.

    “We were hoping that culture would have a diplomatic impact. We put an enormous amount of money into this operation, which had zero success regarding Israel’s image in France, or that of France here,” an Israeli diplomatic source told the newspaper Le Monde last week.

    BDS France, a group that supports the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign, is celebrating the admission of failure as a victory for activism in support of Palestinian rights.

    Dec 04 08:37

    Friend of Khashoggi sues Israeli spyware company

    Saudi activist Omar Abdulaziz filed a lawsuit against Israeli cyber warfare company NSO Group in Tel Aviv on Sunday, on the basis that the company’s malware intercepted conversations between the activist and slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

    The lawsuit alleges the spyware company violates international law through selling its software to oppressive regimes that use it to violate human rights, CNN reported.

    Khashoggi disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October, where he was killed and dismembered by a hit squad sent from Saudi Arabia.

    After a number of attempts at muddying the waters, Saudi Arabia eventually admitted the Washington Post columnist was slain inside the building.

    Dec 03 14:19

    Israel’s new war of attrition on Jerusalem’s Palestinians

    Jonathan Cook highlights Israel’s “quiet campaign of attrition” that is “designed to wear down Jerusalem’s Palestinian residents” in the hope that they will “eventually despair and relocate to the city’s distant suburbs outside the wall or into the West Bank”.>>

    Dec 03 11:04

    The Bottomless Dishonesty of CNN on Palestine and Marc Lamont Hill Firing

    CNN has fired contributor Marc Lamont Hill for a speech he gave on Palestinian rights at the UN. The speech can be found here.

    You can protest this outrageous firing at this petition site.

    And here is a link to his book, Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond, which everyone should buy and read.

    CNN would have been under special pressure to fire Hill because he is a prominent African-American intellectual with a following in his own community, and the Israeli Ministry of Strategic Affairs (the propaganda arm of the Likud government) is worried about the boycott and sanctions movement spreading among American minorities who might sympathize with the oppressed Palestinians.

    Dec 03 10:18

    BDS victory: 2 U.S. Police Departments Drop Out of Training Program With Israel

    As a result of public pressure, the Vermont State Police and the police department for Northampton Massachusetts have decided to pull out of the ADL-sponsored, all-expenses-paid “Resiliency and Counterterrorism” program in Israel. The seminar highlights methods Israel uses to “thwart terrorism within its framework of a democratic and multicultural nation.”

    Dec 03 10:18

    Let’s talk about the lawsuit against Airbnb

    The lawsuit against Airbnb’s de-listing of Israeli settlement properties sounds pretty flimsy: religious discrimination (illegal settlements are by definition all-Jewish); failure to provide equal access (Palestinians are barred completely – and it’s their land); Airbnb is siding with Palestinians against the occupation (everything about the occupation and settlements is illegal, so, yeah).

    Dec 03 10:17

    Gideon Levy Tells It Like It Is: “In U.S. Media, Israel Is Untouchable”

    Gideon Levy, in Israel’s Ha’aretz newspaper, calls out American media’s cowardice. He highlights the double standard in which Palestinians can only be villainized, but Israel can only be defended, and the misuse of the term “anti-Semitism.”

    How is it that an Israeli newspaper can publish this, but in the US, CNN is required to fire Marc Lamont Hill?

    Dec 03 10:17

    MSF: 1,000 Gazans shot by Israel at risk of fatal infection

    Palestinians in Gaza are dealing with more fallout from the blockade – and their protest against it. Now in addition to thousands of gunshot wounds from Israeli snipers, and their accompanying disabilities and amputations, many are at risk of infection. The healthcare sector is lacking in supplies thanks to import restrictions; patients can not go abroad for treatment thanks to visa restrictions.

    One Israeli human rights org reports over 180 Palestinians killed (31 of them minors) and 21,000 injured.

    Dec 03 10:16

    Israel undercover forces posed as medical workers, used ID cards of real Palestinians

    Israeli forces posed as medical aid workers and used “detailed but fake” ID cards of real Palestinian residents during their thwarted undercover raid in the occupied Gaza Strip last month.

    According a report in the Independent, citing a number of Hamas sources, the Palestinians civilians whose identities had been “stolen” came from across the enclave “but not the area where the Israeli uncover operation was taking place”, in case “they were discovered by local residents”.

    Hazem Qassem, a Hamas spokesperson, said the ID cards were “very accurate”, and included the correct full names, ID numbers and details of the residents.

    Qassam told the paper that the Israeli soldiers were posing as aid workers when their car was stopped. “[They] were posing as NGO workers, there were women in the car as well. They used this to justify why they were stealing into Gaza and had a story prepared should they be questioned”.

    Dec 03 10:14

    Israel’s Supreme Court approves pre-conviction punitive house demolition

    Israel’s Supreme Court yesterday backed a decision by the army to carry out a punitive home demolition in Am’ari refugee camp in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

    The petition was brought by the family of Islam Yousef Abu Hamid, who has been charged by Israeli occupation authorities with throwing a marble slab from a roof at invading Israeli soldiers during a night time raid of the camp in May. One soldier was hit on the head and died.

    The ruling came despite the fact that Abu Hamid has not yet even been convicted. The court also supported the planned demolition of all four storeys of the building in question.

    According to the report, Justice Yael Wilner rejected the Palestinian family’s petition “saying that Israeli military courts are not legally required to wait for a conviction before issuing demolition orders”. Israeli military courts have a near 100 per cent conviction rate of Palestinians.

    Dec 03 09:35

    Israel wages a New War of Attrition in Jerusalem

    Czech president Milos Zeman offered Benjamin Netanyahu’s ultra-nationalist government a fillip during his visit to Israel last week. He inaugurated a cultural and trade centre, Czech House, just outside Jerusalem’s Old City walls.

    At the opening, he expressed hope it would serve as a precursor to his country relocating its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. If so, the Czech Republic would become the first European state to follow US President Donald Trump’s lead in moving the US embassy in May.

    It is this kind of endorsement that, of late, has emboldened Mr Netanyahu’s government, the Israeli courts, Jerusalem officials and settler organisations to step up their combined assault on Palestinians in the Old City and its surrounding neighbourhoods.

    Israel has never hidden its ambition to seize control of East Jerusalem, Palestinian territory it occupied in 1967 and then annexed, as a way of preventing a viable Palestinian state from emerging.

    Dec 03 03:57

    The Motto of the State of Israel Should Be 'Living on Killing'

    That’s not just some kind of game board slogan, it’s the daily policy and practice of the state of Israel. Trump keeps suggesting that he wants peace between Israel and the Palestinians, but offers no plan that has a chance of working, precisely because Israel has no interest in peace. What Israel wants is Palestinian land for its settlements… and water. Why settle for peace when Palestinians can be controlled by targeted assassination, home demolitions, road blocks, check points, settler violence and the blockade of Gaza. All Israel has to do, according to Amon Sofer of Haifer University, is to treat Palestinians like animals...

    Dec 03 03:48

    Israel's Gas Pipeline to Europe Too Punny and Too Expensive to Really Worry Gazprom

    The planned capacity is much smaller than what Russia provides, besides, the demand in Europe is rising anyway. It’s being billed as a counter to both Arab and Russian power but that’s not really true. This will supposedly deliver 20 bcm annually to Cyprus, Greece and Italy and come at a significant cost because of the challenge of it. But the first train will be 10 bcm according to IGI Poseiden’s website, the company building the pipeline. 10 bcm is similar in size to the Southern Gas Corridor bringing gas in from Azerbaijan. The agreement has been some two years in the works, with the four countries’ energy czars signing a memorandum of understanding regarding the pipeline in December 2017. It is considered a technically difficult project to complete not only because of the depth of the undersea route, but also because it will have to pass through a volcanic area in the ocean bottom between Cyprus and Greece. No discussion of cost was in the announcement.

    Dec 02 15:35

    US should stop funding Israel: Republican Senator Rand Paul

    Top Republican Senator Rand Paul has opposed the “forever” funding of the Israeli regime by the US.

    On Oct. 11, the Kentucky Senator placed a hold on a bill that gives Israel $38 billion in military assistance over 10 years, Politico reported on Friday.

    Paul said that he was opposed to legislation, known as the United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018, and sought to make changes in it in coming days.
    The legislation gives Tel Aviv $38 billion in the framework of a defense aid package over 10 years and was negotiated in the final days of the Obama administration.

    Paul’s move has met strong opposition by major pro-Israel groups.

    Dec 02 12:27

    A World Declaration of Liberation from Criminal Israel!

    The Temporal Court of the World Public is now in session, the more or less honorable, Judge Visible presiding! Be seated.

    “Peoples of the world, I have reviewed your petition and I find the following to be righteous and true that a criminal banking and extortion empire was created in a land, formerly known as Palestine and now, illegally known as Israel. I have studied all of the documents and briefs pertaining to the historical record of actions, events and incidents that led to the illegal and immoral founding of this parasite, crime syndicate upon the previously named territory of Palestine. I find all arguments for legitimacy and continuance of the illegal state of Israel to be untenable and declare all of them null and void.

    Dec 02 11:33


    The UN General Assembly in New York on Friday approved six anti-Israel resolutions including two that ignored Jewish ties to the Temple Mount.

    The primary resolution on Jerusalem, that passed 148-11 with 14 abstentions, also disavowed Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem.
    Both that text and a second more global one on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which passed 156-8, with 12 abstentions, spoke of Judaism’s most holy site – The Temple Mount – solely by its Muslim name of al-Haram al-Sharif.

    Dec 02 11:32

    Netanyahu and nobody but him

    The ministers in the government are not independent entities with their free will and responsibilities. They extras on a show where there is only one rising star, Prime Minister Netanyahu; in practice, Netanyahu holds all the portfolios in his government, while his 'policy' is to only buy time.

    Dec 02 11:30

    Israeli Police Recommend Bribery Charges Against Benjamin and Sara Netanyahu

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is involved in several separate corruption cases — Case 1000, Case 2000 and Case 4000.

    Referring the case to the Prosecutor General, who is to decide on the charges, the police recommended to incriminate bribes, fraud and breach of trust to Netanyahu and his spouse.

    Case 4000 investigators claim that they have found evidence that the PM and his wife promoted the interests of Bezeq, Israel's largest telecommunications company, in exchange for favourable coverage from media sources including the popular news website Walla.

    Dec 02 10:55

    Israeli PM Netanyahu should be charged with bribery - police

    Israeli police have recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara for alleged fraud and bribery.

    They are suspected of awarding regulatory favours to the Bezeq telecom firm in return for positive media coverage of the couple.

    Mr Netanyahu rejected the allegations in what is known as Case 4000.

    The Israeli attorney-general will now have to decide whether to bring charges in the case.

    Dec 02 09:36


    On Saturday Iran unveiled its first stealth destroyer in a televised ceremony wherein the warship was launched into operation in the Persian Gulf at a moment that tensions with the US continue to soar.

    The Sahand stealth capable ship is also entirely Iranian-made and will be based at Iran's naval base in Bandar Abbas on the Gulf. Military officials touted its capability of deploying for five months on the seas without resupply, and cutting edge defense technology including electronic warfare capabilities, surface-to-air missiles, and torpedo launchers, and most importantly its purported ability to evade enemy radar.

    The Sahand has stealth capabilities, surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles and electronic warfare capabilities, state TV IRNA reported.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    This is a natural outcome of the threats made by Saudi Arabia, Israel and the United States against Iran.

    I mean, come on: were the Iranians just supposed to roll over and play dead, because of their alleged "existential threat" to Israel or Saudi Arabia?!?

    Iran is doing what any intelligent country in the world would do, were they threatened in the way the US, Saudi Arabia, and Israel have threatened it; they are upping their ante on weapons production and scientific knowledge, with which they would hope to defend themselves, should they be attacked by any, and all of these entities.

    Dec 02 09:29


    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday condemned what he described as Iran’s testing of a medium-range ballistic missile capable of carrying multiple warheads as a violation of the international agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program.

    Amid tension between Washington and Tehran over ballistic missiles, Pompeo warned in a statement released on Twitter that Iran is increasing its “testing and proliferation” of missiles and called on the Islamic Republic to “cease these activities.”

    US President Donald Trump pulled out of an international nuclear agreement in May and reimposed sanctions on Tehran, criticising the deal for not including curbs on Iran’s development of ballistic missiles or its support for proxies in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Iraq.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Will SOMEONE in the room please give Pompeo some Calcium and Magnesium, please, before the guy has a conniption?!?

    Here is the UN resolution on these issues:

    Here is what the resolution actually states:

    Resolution 2231 (2015)

    Ballistic missile-related transfers and activities
    What are the restrictions on Iranian ballistic missile activities?
    Paragraph 3 of Annex B of resolution 2231 (2015) calls upon Iran not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology.

    What are the restrictions on ballistic missile-related transfers to or activities with Iran?

    Resolution 2231 (2015)The document goes on to state:

    "Ballistic missile-related transfers and activities

    What are the restrictions on Iranian ballistic missile activities?
    Paragraph 3 of Annex B of resolution 2231 (2015) calls upon Iran not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology.

    What are the restrictions on ballistic missile-related transfers to or activities with Iran?

    Pursuant to paragraph 4 of Annex B of resolution 2231 (2015), if approved in advance on a case-by-case basis by the Security Council, all States may participate in and permit:

    the supply, sale or transfer directly or indirectly from their territories, or by their nationals or using their flag vessels or aircraft to or from Iran, or for the use in or benefit of Iran, and whether or not originating in their territories."

    But, unfortunately for his outrage (which needs a separate room for some rational containment at this point, )Mr. Pompeo cannot prove that these missiles are being engineered for nuclear usage; they are simply medium range ballistic missiles which are capable of carrying multiple warheads. And with so many countries looking to attempt to take a "bite" out of Iran, (like Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the US), why does Iran not have the right to take care of itself militarily, and work on domestically produced missiles with which which can defend itself?!?

    Oh, and Mr. Pompeo, one more thing that you didn't get with your morning "memos" a couple of months ago, must have been the following;

    Per IAEA inspections, Iran still compliant on the P5+30 deal

    So, Sir, if the IAEA states that Iran is still in compliance with the P5+1 agreement, how in the name of heaven can you state, with a straight face, that the test Iran did "violates UNSCR 2231", when you cannot prove, incontrovertibly, that the test was for a nuclear bomb?!? The short, moral and logical answer is, you cannot.

    Multiple, Sir: not nuclear.One begins with an M, not an O.

    Oh, and while we're talking about the Middle East nuclear weapons proliferation issue, and the rhino snoring fitfully in the living room,(spoiler alert: Israel's nuclear weapons), can you please explain to my brother and sister Americans why the American tax payers are still paying for weapons and defense for this country, when such action is Constitutionally forbidden by the Symington and Glenn Amendments?!?

    Any enlightenment here, Mr. Pompeo?!? Why does Congress choose to break the law, over and over again, by providing funding and weapons for Israel, while homeless Vets sleep rough in our streets; our infrastructure is collapsing in front of us; and we are living in a Thirdworldistan nation, at this point in the history of the Unhinged, Surveilled, State of Amerika.

    Dec 02 08:29


    The vote followed US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley's announcement that Washington plans to reject a UN General Assembly resolution on the Golan Heights region given the document's "anti-Israel bias".

    A resolution urging Israel to withdraw from the entirety of the Golan Heights has been adopted by the majority of the countries represented in the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

    The Syrian Golan resolution was approved by a vote of 99 in favor, 10 against and 66 abstentions during the UNGA's Friday session.

    The document declared that Israel's decision to extend its legislation on the Golan Heights is null and void and that the Jewish state should withdraw from the strategically-important territory.

    Munzer Munzer, acting charge d’affaires of Syria’s permanent delegation to the UN, accused Israel of continuing to occupy “a precious part of our land” as Syrian people there “continue to suffer because of this occupation.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Unless Israel is forced, militarily, to get out of the Golan, such a "give back" of this territory will only happen... when pigs discover they are aerodynamic.

    Dec 02 07:03

    How to rid the world of anti-Semitism

    "If Jews want to rid the world of anti-Semitism, Jewish bodies should carefully self-reflect and take responsibility for their own actions, instead of blaming the goyim (gentiles)." >>

    Dec 01 19:45

    UN calls on Israel to withdraw from occupied Golan Heights, after 51 years of illegal Occupation

    UN General Assembly Urges Israel to Completely Withdraw From Syrias Golan Heights after 51 years of illegal Occupation. You heard that correctly, the whole world agrees.

    Dec 01 15:44

    Guardian escalates its vilification of Julian Assange

    Jonathan Cook says the Guardian’s attacks on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are intended to shore up a consensus on the left for attacks on leading threats to the existing, neoliberal order, whether they are a whistle-blowing platform like WikiLeaks or a politician like Jeremy Corbyn. >>

    Dec 01 14:58

    MASSIVE Breakthrough In 9/11 Investigation! - Must WATCH (with Richard Gage & Barbara Honegger)

    Trump had promised a re-investigation into 911. Evidence debunking the official government lies will be seeing criminal grand jury!

    LCfor9/11 got a letter back from a US attorney agreeing to comply with a Federal law requiring submission to a special grand jury of report by Lawyers' committee and 9/11 victim family members of "yet to be prosecuted 9/11 crimes."

    This is the biggest news to come out regarding 9/11 since the 28 pages and by far has more impact.

    Nov 30 18:59

    Israel and Syria Exchange Missiles; IDF Denies Missiles Fired, Netanyahu And Other Officials Recommended Indicted As UN Passes Anti-Israel Resolutions

    By Aaron Kesel

    Tensions are rising again between Israel and Syria as the two countries have exchanged missile fire over the past 24 hours.

    According to The Jerusalem Post, an IDF Spokesperson confirmed that Israel’s air defense system identified a single Syrian surface-to-air missile that fell into Golan Heights after the Syrian regime stated it had downed “hostile targets” over the southern part of the country.

    However, the spokesperson denied that Israel had struck an Iranian base in Syria despite several reports indicating an attack had taken place against Iranian militia...

    Nov 30 15:51

    UN calls on Israel to withdraw from occupied Golan Heights

    For the second time this month, the United Nations held a vote on the Golan Heights region, which is currently occupied by Israel.

    The General Assembly held a vote on Friday reiterating the UN’s demand that Israel withdraw from the Golan Heights.

    According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the majority of the UN General Assembly agreed that Israel should withdraw from the Golan Heights and adhere to borders drawn up in Resolution 242.

    Nov 30 12:16

    CNN Fired Marc Lamont Hill For Saying Palestinians Deserve Equal Rights

    Marc Lamont Hill, a professor at Temple University and a fierce advocate for equality, was perhaps the strongest, most articulate and most passionate voice against racism and bigotry among CNN’s regular contributors. Today, CNN fired him because he believes Palestinians, too, fit into a vision where all people deserve equal rights. For CNN, that was just too much.

    Nov 30 12:13

    Israel violating international law by jailing Palestinian kids? --- Video

    l Inside Story
    Al Jazeera English

    Nov 30 11:44


    Last night, the Syrian Air Defense Forces (SADF) shot down several unidentified aerial objects over the district of al-Kiswah south of Damascus, according to the state-run media.

    Local sources told SouthFront that the SADF had also engaged targets over Damascus and Quneitra. The recently supplied S-300 air defense system was not employed.

    Pro-Israeli and pro-militant sources claimed that the Israeli Air Force had successfully destroyed multiple “Iranian” targets near Damascus.

    The Israeli military has not commented on the incident itself, but said that reports regarding an Israeli aircraft or an airborne Israeli target having been hit by the SADF are false.

    Nov 30 08:16

    Netanyahu angling to institute capital punishment for Palestinians just in time for elections

    Early Sunday morning five Palestinian citizens in Al-Khader village south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank were detained by Israeli Occupying Forces without charges leveled against them, a common enough occurrence in the quiet village which just last month saw 100 athletes sequestered, searched, and interrogated at gunpoint in its soccer stadium after practice. But now, on top of the characteristically violent and indiscriminate means of detaining Palestinians, there may be even more reason besides Israeli contempt for due process to fear for prisoners’ fates.

    If Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gets his way, Israel will be able to add among its repertoire of an unwritten constitution and ethnonationalist Basic Laws the right to put Palestinians to death.

    Nov 30 08:16

    Al Saud is the official sponsor of Israel

    The US president, Donald Trump, removed the last fig leaf from the Saudi government as a whole, not just Mohammad Bin Salman, when, in his most recent speech, he said, “If you look at Israel, Israel would be in big trouble without Saudi Arabia. We have a very strong ally in Saudi Arabia. The fact is that Saudi Arabia is tremendously helpful in the Middle East, if we didn’t have Saudi Arabia we wouldn’t have a big base.”

    Nov 30 08:15

    Israel, US pressure PA to release Palestinian detained for selling property to settlers

    Israel and the US have called on the Palestinian Authority to release a Palestinian who was detained seven weeks ago on charges of selling Jerusalem property to settlers.

    Issam Aqel, who holds an American citizenship, bought a share in a property in Jerusalem and later sold it to right-wing settler organisation Ateret Cohanim which works to transfer Jerusalem properties from Palestinian to Israel ownership.

    The Israeli Civil Administration has frozen security coordination with the PA in Jerusalem in protest against Aqel’s detention, Quds News Network reported today. While US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, condemning Aqel’s incarceration.

    Nov 30 08:14

    Ireland bill to boycott import of Israel settlement products passes 1st reading

    A bill which calls for banning the import of Israeli settlement products passed its first reading in the Irish Senate on Wednesday.

    Twenty-five parliament members voted in favour of the bill, 20 opposed and 14 abstained.

    The bill needs to go through two more readings before it is passed in to law.

    The bill was sponsored by independent Senator Frances Black along with co-signators Senators Alice-Mary Higgins, Lynn Ruane, Grace O’Sullivan, Colette Kelleher, John Dolan and David Norris.

    Nov 30 08:14

    Netanyahu’s predicament is that the era of easy wars is over

    When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered his army to carry out a limited operation in the besieged Gaza Strip on 12 November, he certainly did not anticipate that his military adventure would destabilise his government and threaten the very survival of his right-wing coalition. However, it did, far more than the multiple police investigations into various corruption cases involving Netanyahu’s family and closest aides have done.

    Thanks to the botched operation in Gaza, which led to the killing of seven Palestinians and an Israeli army commander, Netanyahu’s coalition has begun to disintegrate. It just needs a final push for it to collapse completely.

    Nov 30 08:13

    New Israel Supreme Court ruling gives further backing to use of torture

    Israeli security agency Shin Bet admitted to the use of torture on Palestinian prisoner Fares Tbeish, but claimed the actions were necessary; Israel’s Supreme Court ruled that the “enhanced interrogation” methods were acceptable. This is the second such ruling in the last 12 months. A number of human rights groups have documented “routine use of torture” by Israeli forces, although the practice is against international law.

    Nov 30 07:59

    Increase in settler attacks on Palestinians has Israel worried – about Israelis, not Palestinians

    Israeli security officials have expressed their concerns that an increase in attacks by extremist Jewish settlers on Palestinians in the occupied West Bank could increase communal tension, Israel Hayom reported on Wednesday.

    “Palestinians are growing increasingly agitated over the ?issue,” said the newspaper, “and Israeli officials say that unless something is done to ?curb the phenomenon, the simmering tensions will reach boiling ?point sooner rather than later.” It added that “several” Palestinian villages and towns have formed “defence ?committees” to target Israeli vandals who scrawl graffiti, slash tyres ?and sometimes even attempt to burn down buildings.

    “Data shows that while there were ??79 price tag attacks in 2017, there have been 118 such incidents reported ?this year so far.” Price Tag is the name given by the Jewish settlers to the attacks and violence they carry out against the Palestinians.

    Nov 30 07:35

    State Dept: Military Option Remains on the Table Against Iran

    In the course of reiterating allegations that Iran is sending small arms and drones to its allies abroad, the US State Department also issued a threat to attack Iran. They warned the US “will not hesitate to use military force” and that the option remains open for Iran.

    The US has been threatening to attack Iran for decades now. The threats had calmed down in recent years, with the P5+1 nuclear deal, but with the deal subsequently dishonored by the Trump Administration, it seems the old status quo of constant sanctions and threats is returning.

    The allegations about drones and arms center around Pentagon-provided images of wreckage which they say contained the logos of Iranian arms makers. The arms shipments are said to center on Yemen, in keeping with Saudi allegations.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    One has to wonder if these images have, perchance, been photoshopped or changed in any way, in order to justify an agenda.

    But I would strongly caution President Trump; if we go toe to toe against Iran, the Russians will most probably come in on Iran's side. And the world has seen, in Syria, just how well Russia's weaponry has evolved.

    Mr. President, a word here; this action is called on upon by Israel, Sheldon Adelson, and possibly Saudi Arabia. And all these countries fully expect for this war to be fought at only the costs of American blood... and American money.

    Nov 30 07:27

    CNN fires Marc Lamont Hill for pro-Palestine comments, but gives a platform to Israeli gov’t spokespeople

    Yesterday, CNN fired grassroots activist, professor, and occasional commentator Marc Lamont Hill after his passionate remarks at the United Nations defending freedom in Palestine and supporting the use of grassroots resistance against Israeli policies. In particular, Hill’s critics slammed his call for freedom in the holy land “from the river to the sea,” alleging that this long-standing, unambiguous Palestinian slogan of liberation amounted to calling for the “destruction” of Israel or otherwise contains some sort of anti-Jewish or anti-Israeli sentiment. Hill denies any secret meanings, and it prompts the question of what it says about Israel as an ethnocracy that freedom for Palestinians is perceived as “destruction”.

    Nov 30 07:26

    Listen: LA’s Israel lobby fails to ban conference on Palestinian rights

    A recent event on Palestinian rights at the University of California at Los Angeles was subjected to a smear campaign.

    Local politicians, pro-Israel groups and UCLA officials all attacked the event – the annual conference of National Students for Justice in Palestine.

    “We had a particularly intense series of backlash and events that made it clear to us that not just university administrators, but elected official representatives that are supposed to represent their constituents, are spreading very dangerous, Islamophobic, anti-Arab tropes about what SJP is,” Ayesha Khan of National Students for Justice in Palestine told The Electronic Intifada Podcast.

    Despite the attempts to repress it, National Students for Justice in Palestine and Palestinian Youth Movement say that more than 550 people attended the event, “making it the largest student conference focused on the Palestinian struggle to date.”

    Nov 30 07:25

    Jordanians protest Netflix over show portraying Amman as Tel Aviv

    Online entertainment giant Netflix has been filming a new TV series in Amman, portraying the Jordanian capital as Tel Aviv.

    This has prompted widespread criticism and protest from activists in Jordan, who see it as normalizing relations with Israel.

    Two Jordanian actors, Shady Salah and Reem Barqawi, have confirmed that they have pulled out of the show. Salah claims producers lied to him that no Israeli actors were involved in the production.

    Videos circulated on social media earlier this month showing cars with Israeli license plates being used to film street scenes in Amman, as well as street signs in Hebrew:

    Nov 30 07:25

    California faculty vote to suspend Israel study abroad program

    In an effort to fight discrimination against their students, faculty at Pitzer College have called for the suspension of study abroad in Israel programs with the University of Haifa.

    Voting by a 4-to-1 ratio in favor, faculty said the programs should be curtailed “until the Israeli state ends its restrictions on entry to Israel based on ancestry and/or political speech” and until Israel “adopts policies granting visas for exchanges to Palestinian universities on a fully equal basis as it does to Israeli universities.”

    Professors also rejected their administration’s move to nullify a resolution passed by Pitzer’s student senate last year in support of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign for Palestinian rights.

    Nov 30 07:24

    Marc Lamont Hill politically lynched for telling truth about Palestine

    Marc Lamont Hill gave a beautiful speech at a United Nations event marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People this week.

    For this, the Temple University professor and long-time advocate for Palestinian rights has been the target of an orchestrated political lynching by Israel lobby groups.

    Smeared as an anti-Semite and grotesquely and falsely accused of calling for genocide against Jews, Hill was fired from his role as a political commentator for CNN.

    The same Israel lobby operatives who bullied CNN into ending Hill’s contract are also demanding that he be fired from his teaching position.

    Nov 30 05:30

    CNN yields to Trump foreign policy & fires contributor who called for 'free Palestine'

    CNN fires contributor Marc Lamont Hill for criticising Israel
    Hill was accused of anti-Semitism after he called for 'free Palestine from the river to the sea' at UN meeting.
    CNN's decision contributes to the chilling effect on freedom of expression ... where speaking honestly about Israel's abuse of Palestinians could result in shunning, and even firing

    Nov 30 04:06

    Pro-Israel groups attack Rand Paul for blocking $38 billion to Israel

    Free Beacon reports that "pro-Israel groups in America are mobilizing against Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) for blocking the continuation of U.S. aid to Israel." Paul has placed a "block" on legislation to give Israel $38 billion over the next ten years - $23,000 per every Jewish Israeli family of four. This is the largest military aid package in U.S. history ... A block is a legislative procedure in which a senator calls on the floor leader not to move forward with a bill and indicates that the senator may filibuster against it. Jewish News Syndicate reported last week that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) had sent an action alert to its members calling on them to pressure Paul to remove his block on the bill ... AIPAC has also been purchasing advertisements on Facebook attacking Paul "as the primary Senate force blocking the reauthorization of the U.S.-Israel security pact."
    Note: 100 million plus!

    Nov 30 03:57

    A Shadow Over Europe

    Anti-Semitic stereotypes are alive and well in Europe, while the memory of the (FAKE) Holocaust is starting to fade, a sweeping new survey by CNN reveals. More than a quarter of Europeans polled believe Jews have too much influence in business and finance. TRUE Nearly one in four said Jews have too much influence in conflict and wars across the world. TRUE One in five said they have too much influence in the media, and the same number believe they have too much influence in politics ...TRUE Those are among the key findings of a survey carried out by pollster ComRes for CNN ... A third of Europeans said that Jews use the Holocaust to advance their own positions or goals ...TRUE Nearly one in five said anti-Semitism in their countries was a response to the everyday behavior of Jewish people. TRUE
    Note: Seems the Europeans got it figured out!

    Nov 29 15:05

    BIG SURPRISE - Israel denies report its jet was downed during Syria raid as ‘bogus’

    The Israeli military has described reports that one of its jets was brought down while carrying out airstrikes in Syria as “bogus,” amid reports that the country’s air defense systems engaged and downed several “hostile targets”.

    Israeli Defense Forces have refused to comment on the country’s alleged role in the attack, with a spokesperson saying that they’re not commenting on reports in foreign media. Yet the IDF has denied a particular report that it had lost a warplane during the raid on Syria.

    A Syrian security source earlier told RIA Novosti that an Israeli jet was among the targets downed by the air defense. “Our air defense have downed an Israeli jet and four rockets before they could reach their targets,” the source said.

    Nov 29 13:54

    Syrian Air Defences Down 'Hostile Targets' Over Country's South - Reports

    Syrian air defences have downed several "hostile targets" over the country's southern region, Syrian news agency SANA reported. A Syrian security source reported that the air defences downed an Israeli combat plane and four missiles.

    Nov 29 13:44

    Syria says shoots down ‘enemy targets’ near Damascus

    The Syrian military has shot down “enemy targets” over the country’s southern parts, according to reports by state media.

    The Syrian Air Force activated its air defenses on Thursday night to repel an apparent attack in Kiswah town, south of capital Damascus, early reports suggested.

    Syrian state media cited a military source but did not specify what the target was or where it came from.

    Unofficial sources stated on social media that the attack was carried out by Israeli fighter jets and targeted what was described as “Iranian communication bases.”

    Nov 29 13:40

    Syrian air defence down several 'enemy targets' in southern Syria – reports

    "Our air defense systems repelled an attack by several enemy targets over the al-Kiswah area in the south of the country and shot them down," a Syrian military source said, as quoted by Ikhbariya television.

    Nov 29 13:37

    Developing: Syrian air defense attempts to intercept possible Israeli missiles in southwest damascus

    Minutes ago, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) attempted to intercept unknown objects that were spotted over the skies of southern Syria.

    According to a military source in Damascus, the unknown objects may be enemy missiles; however, it is still too early to tell.

    Nov 29 13:32

    Syria: Air Force Shot Down 'Hostile Target' Over Country's South

    The Syrian air force shot down a "hostile target" that was flying over the town of Kiswah, south of the capital Damascus, state media said.

    State media quoted a military source but did not specify what the target was or where it came from. Syrian opposition sources on the ground said the area was close to where the Iranian-backed Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah has a powerful presence with several bases.

    Meanwhile, Saudi-owned TV station Al-Arabiya reported that Israeli planes attacked Iranian targets in the country's south.

    Nov 29 11:59

    Rogue regimes like Israel with illegal nukes present real danger to peace: Analyst

    Rogue regimes like Israel with their illegal stockpiles of nuclear weapons present the real danger to global peace, according to independent political analyst and writer,Adam Garrie.

    A senior Russian official has cautioned the United States against a plan to withdraw from a landmark Cold War-era nuclear arms control treaty with Russia, saying such a move would have grave consequence for the world.

    US President Donald Trump announced last month that Washington would withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), which was signed toward the end of the Cold War in 1987 by then-President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

    The treaty — seen as a milestone in ending the Cold War arms race between the two superpowers — banned ground-launch nuclear missiles with ranges from 500 kilometers to 5,500 kilometers and led to the elimination of nearly 2,700 short- and medium-range missiles.

    Nov 29 11:30

    Palestine envoy: No settlement without Jerusalem as our capital

    Palestinians won’t accept any political settlement with Israel that does not include Jerusalem as the capital of an independent Palestinian state, the Palestinian ambassador to Egypt said yesterday.

    “There will be no political settlement without Jerusalem; Jerusalem is the capital [of Palestine],” Diab Allouh said during an Arab League meeting held ahead of International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People which is marked today.

    “We won’t accept any political plan that does not explicitly include the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the territories occupied [by Israel] in 1967,” Allouh, who also serves as Palestine’s permanent representative to the Arab League, reiterated.

    Nov 29 11:29

    Israel Supreme Court Grants Palestinian Land to The Jewish National Fund

    The Israeli Supreme Court Wednesday ruled in favor of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) for ownership of 522 Dunams (129 acres) of Palestinian owned land according to Hebrew language outlets, reported Ma’an News Agency.

    The Palestinians previously appealed an Israeli Central Court decision handing over the land to the JNF, this week the appeal was rejected, allowing settlers to begin construction in Occupied Palestinian Territories with impunity.

    The land involved is in the southern Occupied Palestinian Territories south of Bethlehem, surrounding the illegal Gush Etzion settlement, the Jewish National Fund claims it allegedly purchased the land from a Palestinian family in 1944.

    Nov 29 11:10

    Jewish Americans sue Airbnb over West Bank listing ban

    A group of Jewish Americans sued Airbnb Inc on Wednesday in U.S. federal court, accusing the home rental company of religious discrimination over its decision last week to remove listings for about 200 homes in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    What happened to "They are a private company and can do what they want?"

    Nov 29 11:08

    Israelis to US: Take On China Around Djibouti

    The United States should boost its military presence in Djibouti and the region surrounding the Bab al-Mandab Strait to counter an increasingly assertive — and belligerent — China, say Israeli intelligence officials and independent experts.

    China’s use last May of lasers to interfere with U.S pilots will be the least of problems the U.S faces in the region, they argue. (According to the Pentagon, two US military pilots suffered minor eye damage from lasers hitting the cockpit of their C-130 transport aircraft.) In fact, the US is already being forced to play catch up in the region, says Uzi Rabi, director of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, and a senior researcher at the Center for Iranian Studies, both at Tel Aviv University.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    US to Israel: Take on China yourself!

    Nov 29 10:39

    Israeli Squatters in West Bank uproot 1,000 Palestinian Olive Trees a Month (800,000 since 1967)

    Israeli settlers uprooted dozens of olive trees, on Saturday, near Turmusayya village, northeast of the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah.

    According to local sources, Israeli settlers under the protection of Israeli forces stormed the area and uprooted dozens of Palestinian-owned olive trees.

    Sources added that following the uprooting, Israeli forces arrived to the area and claimed that they opened an investigation regarding the incident, despite the presence and testimonies of the locals and owners of the uprooted trees.

    Israeli settlers constantly harass Palestinian farmers and residents in the village, in attempt to force them out of their lands, as part of an Israeli plan to expand illegal settlements nearby.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    "Olive trees are ANTI-SEMITIC!!!" -- Nodding Yahoo

    Nov 29 10:05

    Frankfurt Mayor Calls Jerusalem 'Capital of Israel'

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been attempting to prevent European countries from moving their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and thereby acknowledging it as the capital of the Jewish state. This is in wake of the US decision to do so earlier in 2018.

    Frankfurt Mayor Uwe Becker said during a speech at the German-Israel Congress on 25 November that 'Jerusalem is the capital of Israel', Rogel Rachman, an Israeli diplomat at the Berlin embassy reported on his Twitter page. According to the Jerusalem Post, Becker also urged Berlin to freeze ties with Iran until the latter starts admitting Israel's right to exist.

    Nov 29 10:02

    Israel’s espionage crimes in Gaza and abroad

    Amnesty International is demanding that Israel’s defense ministry revoke the export license from a company whose spyware has been used in “a series of egregious human rights violations.”

    Amnesty said that it intends to pursue legal action over NSO Group Technologies, an Israeli firm whose technology was revealed earlier this year to have been used to hack a phone belonging to one of the rights group’s staffers.

    The staff member received a WhatsApp message “with Saudi Arabia-related bait content and carrying links Amnesty International believes are used to distribute and deploy sophisticated mobile spyware,” the rights group stated in August.

    Nov 29 09:56

    To Rid the World of Antisemitism

    On Tuesday, CNN published a survey of anti-Semitism in Europe. The poll revealed that “more than a quarter of Europeans surveyed believe Jews have too much influence in business and finance. One in five say they have too much influence in media and politics. In some countries the numbers are often higher: 42% of Hungarians think Jews have too much influence in finance and business across the world.”

    In my recent book, Being in Time, I argue that Jewish power is the power to silence opposition to Jewish Power. CNN’s poll supports my thesis. That some Jews enjoy significant influence in politics, culture and finance is not a matter of ‘opinion,’ it is an established fact as reports in the Jewish and mainstream media reveal on a daily basis. Jewish prominence in certain areas is a frequent boast of renowned Jews such as Alan Dershowitz. Yet only one of five Europeans is brave enough to admit that in the open.

    Nov 29 09:54

    CNN Contributor Marc Lamont Hill Calls for Destruction of Israel, Endorses Palestinian Violence

    CNN Contributor Marc Lamont Hill told the United Nations on Wednesday that Israel should be replaced by a Palestinian state, and defended the Palestinian use of violence against Israel.

    Hill was speaking at the “U.N. International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People,” which provides an annual platform for extremist rhetoric against Israel. He was present to express his views as an “invited representative of civil society.”

    Nov 29 05:39

    Lobbyists have paid five of the Senators who shot down Yemen bill

    Roy Blunt, who voted against limiting the US' role in the Yemen war, received $19,200 from pro-Saudi lobbyists in 2017.

    At least five of the 37 Republican Senators who voted against advancing a resolution limiting the United States' involvement in the war in Yemen have received campaign contributions from pro-Saudi lobbying groups.

    Roy Blunt, John Boozman, Richard Burr, Mike Crapo and Tim Scott all received financial contributions from firms representing Saudi interests between 2016 and 2017, according to a recent investigation by the Centre for International Policy (CIP).

    All five Republicans voted on Wednesday against advancing the resolution, which, if passed, would force the US to limit its support for the Saudi-UAE war in Yemen.

    The Trump administration has threatened to veto the resolution if it passes.


    Nov 29 05:29

    Holocaust Revisionist & 9/11 Truther GOP Congressional candidate John Fitzgerald Got 44,000+ Votes, 28% of the total in Calif Election!

    "Holocaust denier" & 9/11 truther California Republican U.S. Congressional candidate John Fitzgerald @JFitz4Congress got 44,000 votes, 28.1% of the vote in a Dem. district!
    was his campaign platform.

    Nov 28 12:33

    Trump: US troops will stay in Middle East to protect Israel

    US President Donald Trump has admitted that the US only keeps its troops in the Middle East to protect Israel.

    In an interview with the Washington Post yesterday, Trump explained that he would not withdraw US troops from the region because of the need to support Israel, despite the fact that other US concerns such as oil were no longer sufficient reason to remain. Trump told the Post:

    Now, are we going to stay in that part of the world [the Middle East]? One reason to is Israel. Oil is becoming less and less of a reason because we’re producing more oil now than we’ve ever produced. So, you know, all of a sudden it gets to a point where you don’t have to stay there.

    Nov 28 12:30

    US college faculty backs pro-BDS motions

    Faculty at Pitzer College in California have “overwhelmingly voted to pass two motions providing support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights”, according to a press release by PACBI (The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel) yesterday.

    In the first motion, PACBI reported, faculty rejected a decision taken last year by the college’s president and trustees to nullify a Student Senate resolution in April 2017 in support of BDS. The resolution in question “resolved to stop any funds for student activities from being used to purchase goods from companies complicit in Israel’s illegal military occupation of Palestinian territories”.

    Nov 28 12:30

    Israel expropriates almost 70 acres of Catholic Church property

    Israel’s occupation authorities expropriated almost 70 acres of Palestinian land in the Jordan Valley and West Bank on Tuesday, Shehab news agency has reported. The land is owned by the Roman Catholic Church — the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem — in the villages of Bardala and Tayaseer near the West Bank city of Tubas and in the Jordan Valley respectively.

    Palestinians residents living on the property fear that this expropriation is the forerunner to their expulsion for “security reasons”, a euphemism used by Israel to ethnically cleanse the land prior to the expansion of illegal settlements.

    Nov 28 12:29

    ADL’s letter to Airbnb fails to make a compelling argument

    Airbnb is doing the right thing by de-listing properties in illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The Anti-Defamation League is pushing back – but its arguments fail to hold up to even the mildest scrutiny.

    Nov 28 12:28

    Netanyahu: “No Settlement Will be Evacuated” in His Time

    Speaking at a Likud party meeting on the thriving Israeli relations, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he received an invitation to visit Chad and that he would make the visit.

    During the meeting as well, Netanyahu reassured his Likud faction that the central West Bank Bedouin hamlet of Khan al-Ahmar will be razed “very soon.”

    “There are Israeli officials who wanted to gain sympathy by making concessions to the Palestinians, including the evacuation of settlements, but I say, as long as I’m prime minister, no settlement will be evacuated,” Netanyahu was quoted as saying, according to the PNN.

    Nov 28 12:28

    Israel tightens noose around East Jerusalem

    Israel took various steps this month to entrench its occupation of East Jerusalem.

    From demolishing Palestinian structures to approving further expansion of settlements, Israel continues to threaten Palestinian existence in the heart of the city.

    On 21 November, Israel’s high court gave the green light to evict 700 Palestinian residents of the Silwan neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem from land they’ve lived on for decades.

    The court denied an appeal filed by 104 Silwan residents in the Batan al-Hawa area against a 2002 government decision to transfer ownership of the homes of some 70 Palestinian families to three individuals closely associated with Ateret Cohanim, a right-wing Israeli settler organization focused on taking Palestinian land in Jerusalem.

    Nov 28 12:12

    US Jews Urge Sponsors of 'Bigoted' Roger Waters to Pull Tour Support

    Earlier this month a number of Jewish organisations in Argentina launched a petition against the former Pink Floyd front man after he participated in an event put on by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to pressure Israel to change its Palestinian policy.

    Arthur Stark, Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organisations, and Executive Vice Chairman Malcolm Hoenlein have been urging companies sponsoring rock legend Roger Waters’ scheduled Mexico tour to pull their support ‘in view of the hostile, bigoted, and anti-Semitic comments’ made by the musician ‘on numerous occasions’.

    Nov 28 11:57

    Trump Floats Pulling Out Of The Middle East, Says Israel 'One Reason' to Remain

    President Trump suggested Tuesday that he'd like to leave the Middle East entirely but Israel is "one reason" for remaining.

    Trump also said he's standing by the Saudis because they provide a "counterbalance to Iran" and "without them, Israel would be in a lot more trouble."

    Nov 28 11:17

    A Big Step for a Greater Israel. Trump’s New Position on Syria’s Golan Heights

    Since 1973, America’s policy has been to demand Israel relinquish Golan while quietly allowing US tax deductible funds to expand Jewish settlements on the plateau. Israel even reportedly offered to return Golan in exchange for a peace deal with Syria, but the secret terms of the deal were too onerous for Damascus.

    The Trump administration abruptly changed US Mideast policy. First, it announced the US Embassy would move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, meaning that it rejected the idea of a Palestinian state with its capital in the old city of Jerusalem. Now, the White House has quietly accepted permanent Israeli control of Golan, though it violates international law and past US policy.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    It appears that the Mantra around the White House, Pentagon, and State Department is: "perpetual war!"

    And BTW, don't get too shocked if you see the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika reposition the draft, for all these wars.

    Nov 28 10:59

    Gaza’s only grand piano, a gift from Japan, reappears in public

    The only grand piano in the Gaza Strip was played in public for the first time in a decade, following a complicated international restoration effort to fix the instrument after it was nearly destroyed in an Israeli airstrike.

    Some 300 fans attended the performance on Sunday, staring in awed silence as Japanese and local artists performed for them. For many, it was the first time they had ever heard a piano performed live.

    “Playing this piano is feeling like playing history,” said Japanese pianist Kaoru Imahigashi. “It’s amazing. I felt the prayer of peace for many people.”

    The piano’s story goes back many years, mirroring in many ways the story of Gaza.

    The Japanese government donated the piano some 20 years ago, following interim peace accords between Israel and the Palestinians. An ensuing Israeli-Egyptian blockade, meant to weaken Hamas, and severe damage after a three-week war with Israel in January 2009 closed the resort altogether.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Bless you, Japanese International Cooperation Agency!!

    This very much reminds me of a video you should see, titled "Tuning with the Enemy."

    It features Ben Treuhaft, a tuner from California, who episodically brought acoustic pianos over to Cuba, for young, amazing students to play, plus a cadre of 25 other tuners.

    You would not believe the utter ration of excrement the State Department gave this guy, for a truly humanitarian act, although no charges were ever filed against him.

    But as he made his journeys around the island, he had discovered that a lot of kids, playing existing pianos,could never get the sound they were supposed to out of them, because they had been eaten by termites; hence, it became his passion for getting these pianos delivered.

    But talk about a champion of keyboard music,and the tough way he had to get these new pianos to these kids; bravo, and well-done, Ben!!

    Nov 28 10:39

    Libyan Parliament adopts amendment that divides the country into three constituencies

    A spokesman for the House of Representatives of Libya, Abdullah Blihaq, announced that the parliament approved on Monday, an amendment to the constitutional declaration (interim constitution since 2011), which divides the country into three constituencies rather than one. Blihaq said in a statement published on the official website of the Parliament that “The parliament resumed its official session on Monday under the chairmanship of its president, Aguila Saleh, in the presence of First Deputy Fawzi Al-Nuwairi and the second deputy, Ahmed Huma.”

    He added that “a constitutional amendment was approved, including the fortification of Article VI, of the referendum law on the permanent constitution of the country, under which Libya is divided into three constituencies.”

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Forgive me, but how is Libya going to be made more "stable", by whittling it into smaller principalities?!? And how will those principalities interact?!?

    I don't know if this resolution is going to create more stability in Libya, or create more of a trend turning completely toward more civil war.

    Nov 28 10:34

    Will the Trump administration make occupied Golan part of ‘deal of the century’?

    Over the past seven years, the extreme right-wing Israeli government has sought to exploit the Syrian crisis in order to legalise its annexation of the occupied Syrian Golan Heights (occupied on 14 November 1981). Its diplomacy and lobbying efforts continued in Washington and international capitals to gain recognition by the international community of its expansion, but it did not succeed to do so, and the entire world has recognised Golan as being Syrian, through successive resolutions issued by the Security Council and the General Assembly, and other international forums.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Were I a betting woman, I would not bet against this happening.

    Nov 28 09:01



    US President Donald Trump ramped up the threat with a Game of Thrones meme warning Iran, with a November 5 deadline, that “Sanctions are Coming.” Qasem Soleimani, a Major General in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, responded with a meme of his own that Friday with the message “I will stand against you.”

    More than just rhetoric, the exchange signified the high pomp the mention of sanctions posted to the Islamic Republic following an extensive international campaign by the US and Iranian expat and separatist allies to maximize their impacts.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    The problem here is, that if the sanctions, and the actions of MEK, do not create "regime change", or "regime behaviour", however you want to say it, the US is looking at slogging toward a war against Iran; this will most likely mean a war against Russia, as Iran and Russia have an old, productive, and stable relationship, just as Russia has had with Syria.

    One can see, very clearly, how Russia aided its friend Syria, by assisting to get out the jihadis, many of whom were trained and funded by the US; I would sincerely doubt that would change, if there is an attack on Iran, and you would see Putin rush to Iran's aid militarily in a heartbeat, at that point.

    The US military doesn't have the troop strength; the manufacturing; the money; or the weaponry to guarantee a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia and Iran.

    Of course, neither Sheldon Adelson nor Bibi Netanyahu are very concerned about it; after all, they fully are on board the position of the costs of such a war, both in blood and money, will fully be paid by the US government.

    Oh, and BTW; don't be startled, if after the turn of the year, there is a return to the draft for this country, to get the numbers up.

    Nov 28 05:06

    Israel Likely Responsible For The 9/11 Attacks

    (*Who's up for a little Public Degregation ?
    Trump was right there , and The President Of The United States looked up and Saw Dancing Muslims on the rooftops . )