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Mar 30 09:39

Talk Of Golan Annexation Leaves Out Those Expelled From It

The vast majority of Israelis are still unaware that over 130,000 residents of the Golan Heights were expelled from their villages, towns, and cities during the 1967 war. In fact, over the past decades, the territory has become a “consensus” issue among most Israelis, with many seeing no reason to return it. So while President Trump stunned the world last week by recognizing Israel’s annexation of the Golan, in Israel almost everyone celebrated the move.

Like in the case of Palestinian refugees, for decades the official Israeli line was that the Golan’s inhabitants simply fled of their own accord. According to Syrian estimates, however, only approximately 50,000 of them escaped Israeli bombardments and left alongside the retreating Syrian army. Israeli soldiers admitted in interviews that many residents stayed behind and waited to return to their villages, while others attempted to re-cross the armistice lines.

Mar 30 09:38

Trump Trades Arab Lives For Netanyahu Votes

In blatant violation of international law, Donald Trump has recognized Israel’s claim to sovereignty over the Golan Heights. The order came in the midst of a renewed wave of violence in the Gaza Strip, with Israel responding to rocket attacks with a characteristically disproportionate slew of airstrikes. Tensions are still high in Gaza, which is becoming increasingly uninhabitable.

Mar 30 09:36

Israeli troops wound Palestinians, anniversary rally approaches

Israeli troops shot and wounded 10 Palestinians on the Gaza border on Friday, Gaza medical officials said, as Israeli tanks massed on the eve of a huge rally to mark the first anniversary of the start of the deadly protests.

Mar 30 09:35

A journalist’s memoir of covering the Great March of Return

In this article I’m going to reflect on what it has meant to cover the Great March of Return for the last year as a journalist, and not as much my experience as a young Palestinian refugee living in one of the refugee camps in Gaza Strip after the Israeli Haganah gangs expelled my family in 1948 from my occupied city of Ashkelon.

This weekend is the first anniversary of the ongoing Great March of Return; which is considered the longest public peaceful demonstration the Palestinian people have been for decades.

After covering nearly 50 Fridays over the past year, I can’t be more grateful that I’m still alive and did not suffer serious injury.

Mar 30 09:30

NEW VIDEOS SHOW AFTERMATH OF RECENT ISRAELI AIRSTRIKE ON ALEPPO

On March 29, the Lebanese U-News agency released two videos showing the aftermath of the Israeli aerial attack that targeted several positions northeast of the Syrian city of Aleppo two days earlier.

Mar 30 09:30

I Got The Mueller Report All Wrong

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I was under the impression that Mister Mueller’s findings would prove that it is “JewGate” (not RussiaGate) that Trump and every president since LBJ were criminally part of

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(*I hear you , Brother
THE SARAN WRAP CURTAIN)

Mar 30 08:49

Update on the War in Gaza

Although you may be reading in the news about a ‘peace deal’, the reality on the ground is different.

The past three days have seen sporadic shelling and bombing (outgoing), with continued kite and balloon attacks.

Tonight we are hearing artillery and gunfire with aircraft etc.

The area has all the signs of a military campaign in the making. We passed a field full of tanks coming in from Ashkelon today. Given that it is Shabbat, this is serious. Normally things stop at sunset on Friday, but not tonight. Expect some move soon.

Mar 30 08:43

Netanyahu is bragging about owning @realDonaldTrump and #congress

Mar 30 08:25

Gas canisters & rocks: Protesters & Israeli forces clash in West Bank

Mar 30 08:24

Braving Israel’s bullets one year on

Atia Younis has been a regular participant in Gaza’s Great March of Return since it began on 30 March last year.

He has attended all but one of the protests held each Friday. The sole time Younis missed a demonstration was in July – after he inhaled tear gas sprayed by Israeli forces. Being exposed to this chemical weapon left the 67-year-old unwell for a week, during which time he endured muscle spasms.

The incident was frightening.

Younis had brought 14 of his grandsons with him to a tent erected about 500 meters from the fence separating Gaza and Israel. They were singing patriotic songs and playing a game to see who knew the most Palestinian placenames, when the Israeli military began firing in their direction.

“My grandsons started to scream and run,” said Younis, who lives in Rafah, Gaza’s southernmost city.

Mar 30 08:24

Jordanian MPs challenge “unconstitutional” Israel gas deal

Members of Jordan’s parliament called for the cancellation of the Israel-Jordan gas deal during a parliamentary session on Tuesday that was closed to the public.

House Speaker Atef Tarawneh affirmed that all sectors of society and members of parliament utterly reject Jordanian electricity company NEPCO’s multi-billion dollar agreement to buy natural gas from Israel.

Several members of parliament said the deal may violate Article 33, section two of the Jordanian constitution, which states: “Treaties and agreements which entail any expenditures to the Treasury of the State or affect the public or private rights of Jordanians shall not be valid unless approved by the parliament; and in no case shall the secret terms in a treaty or agreement be contrary to the overt terms.”

Deputy Prime Minister Rajai Muasher said the deal will be referred to the constitutional court.

Mar 30 08:23

Eyes on Gaza as West Bank killings spike

While eyes are on Gaza on the eve of the Great March of Return’s first birthday, Palestinian fatalities at the hands of Israeli occupation forces have spiked in the West Bank.

Of the 31 Palestinians killed by soldiers and settlers so far this year, 16 were slain in the West Bank, 10 during the month of March alone.

With nearly 200 Palestinians killed and more than 6,500 wounded by live fire during the Great March of Return, human rights groups have called for Israel to release its rules of engagement, which the state has refused to disclose.

Last May, Israel’s high court gave the military the green light to continue its use of sniper fire against protesters in Gaza, ruling that protesters posed a danger to soldiers and civilians.

Mar 30 08:22

1 killed by ‘Israeli fire’ as Palestinians rally on 1st anniversary of ‘Great March of Return’

A protester is said to have been killed by Israeli troops and more than 10 others wounded as Palestinians stage massive rallies along the Israel-Gaza border – part of the resistance campaign launched exactly one year ago.

A 17-year-old Palestinian died on Saturday after he was shot in the face by the IDF while protesting near the border fence, Gaza health officials said. Overall, 13 people are said to be wounded by Israeli live fire during the rallies.

The authorities in Gaza earlier reported that another protester, 21, was mortally wounded by Israeli troops the night before. The IDF said they were not aware of that incident and attacked a “Hamas military post” in Gaza on Friday, following a “riot” at the border.

Mar 30 08:13

PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL CORY BOOKER SPEAKS HEBREW ON CNN TOWN HALL

Cory Booker showed off his Hebrew at a CNN Town Hall on Wednesday night.

Asked by a pastor how his faith would influence him as president, the New Jersey senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate talked about how he was raised by a Christian mother who taught Sunday school and said “Christ is the center of my life.”

Mar 30 08:10

GERMANY'S AMBASSADOR TO U.N. COMPARES ISRAEL TO HAMAS

Germany’s best-selling newspaper Bild published a scathing editorial on Wednesday accusing the country’s UN Ambassador Christoph Heusgen of betraying Chancellor Angela Merkel’s security pledge to Israel by comparing the Jewish State to the terrorist organization Hamas.

The editorial, authored by Filipp Piatov, took Heusgen to task for comparing Israel’s security measures against Palestinian terrorists with Hamas rocket attacks.

In response to Heusgen’s statement that “Civilians must live without fear of Palestinian rockets or Israeli bulldozers,” the Bild journalist wrote: “After 130 missiles in a week, pure malice. Murderous rockets are not bulldozers. The Israeli government is not a terrorist militia. This comparison has nothing to do with the promise of Chancellor Merkel.

Mar 30 08:09

Brazil's Bolsonaro visits Israel amid speculation on embassy

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro was leaving Saturday on an official visit to Israel, where he was expected to decide whether he will move the Brazilian Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The far-right president has repeatedly promised to move the embassy to Jerusalem, despite longstanding complaints that such moves would complicate efforts to reach peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

"As I promised during the campaign, we intend to move the Brazilian Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Israel is a sovereign country and we respect them," Bolsonaro tweeted four days after winning the election.

Mar 30 08:04

Tens of Thousands of Palestinians Gather in Gaza for March of Return Anniversary

17-year-old Palestinian killed by live Israeli fire, Gaza's Health Ministry says ? Violence remains contained after tentative understandings reached between Israel and the Palestinians through Egyptian mediation

Mar 30 07:53

US CONFIRMS FIRST STRIKE POLICY WITH NUKES

US says it won’t rule out nuclear first strike, because allies wouldn’t trust it otherwise
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So here we have another “fake threat” being used as a con to soften up a $22-trillion debt, as the American public keeps working to push it up to $30 trillion, where excessive debt is by far a more realistic threat? ~ ...
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A Pentagon official has said that the US will retain the right to carry out a nuclear strike in response to a conventional attack. A ‘no-first-use’ policy would erode US allies’ belief that they are protected, he said.

(*hallelujah!)

Mar 30 07:47

Gaza border protests: 190 killed and 28,000 injured in a year of bloodshed

One year ago, Palestinians trapped in Gaza began a protest movement at the frontier with Israel that was intended to last six weeks.

Men, women and children demanded recognition of the right of Palestinian refugees in Gaza and elsewhere to return to their ancestral homes in Israel and for an end to a punishing blockade that has made life unliveable.

Israeli snipers fired live ammunition, killing and maiming dozens. This lethal response on 30 March 2018 triggered anger and disbelief across the world but has not stopped.

Mar 30 07:22

Our Knowledge of Language Would Fit on a Floppy

(*Don't look at me , I sat in more corners of more classrooms then any other kid in the district !)

Mar 30 06:11

ALEX JONES DISCUSSES HIS "MELTDOWN"

InfoWars’ Alex Jones: I Had ‘Form of Psychosis’ While Pushing Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theories


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He also admitted to the lawyer of one of the suing parents that he was susceptible to “mass group think.” >>>

(*he's come so far , and just as CNN is ready to fold , again , we find the 'shoe-in replacement' likes a little "fake" in his NEWS , too , but look at the bright side , he Stayed The Course, and Blamed Everybody Else !)

Mar 30 05:47

Warmongers Dominating White House

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani strongly blasted the US statesmen for their hostility towards Iran, and said a team of racists and warmongers are now in power in the White House.

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(*That's one Hell of a way for heathens to be talking about God's Holy Legion in Washington DC !)

Mar 30 04:51

NOTHING GATE

NothingGate, the Real Story Behind Mueller


Investigating Israel’s election interference was not on the to do list that Mueller had been given to investigate, but he had brought many charges unrelated to his original task that he “discovered” during the investigation.

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The Mueller investigation which ended recently with a “whimper,” in fact never existed at all nor should it have. As a subject of that investigation, I got a first-hand look. My personal involvement with a Russian/American veterans’ organization, my extensive writing in Russia and work on documentaries there, and my open support of Russian involvement in Syria made me a target.

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Mar 30 04:20

Beto's GOP Pal Joins McCarthyite Attack On Adam Schiff

(*BETO O'ROURKE =
The FIX Is In !
The Card Has Been Marked !
The Election Is Rigged !
THIS FAR IN ADVANCE!)

Mar 29 14:15

Trump Admin Complementing Israeli Effort to Give Nuclear Weapons to Saudi Arabia

U.S. President Donald Trump’s energy secretary, Rick Perry, has secretly approved the sale of nuclear power technology and assistance to Saudi Arabia, Reuters revealed this week. Saudi Arabia is reportedly attempting to construct at least two nuclear power plants as part of its effort to diversify its energy sector and its economy as a whole. As part of this plan it has accepted bids from Russia, South Korea and the U.S. for the lucrative contract. Perry’s approval is known as a Part 810 authorization, which allows energy companies to begin the process of planning and starting preliminary work in anticipation of the closing of a formal deal in the future.

While the Saudi proposals are presented as civilian and do not mention nuclear weaponry, U.S. approval and sale of nuclear technology has been seen by many as a prelude to the development of a Saudi nuclear weapon, which could potentially spark a nuclear arms race in the region. Riyadh has long coveted atomic weaponry>>>

(*What's he got to loose ? It'll all be Gods Fault , in 2000 Years , Anyway !)

Mar 29 12:37

FLASHBACK - Challenging the secret "Israel Nuclear Weapons Gag Order" WNP-136

IRmep has filed a 39-page federal lawsuit (PDF) challenging the secrecy of a gag order—WNP-136 (PDF)—that forbids all U.S. government agency employees and contractors from discussing Israel's nuclear weapons program.

The classification bulletin, which took effect on September 6, 2012, forbids covered persons from making any comment on U.S. government information or information in the public domain about Israel's nuclear weapons program. The classification bulletin's first known use was against former Los Alamos National Laboratory nuclear policy specialist James Doyle after he wrote the following sentence in an article titled "Why Eliminate Nuclear Weapons?" which had been security cleared by his employer and published by the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Mar 29 11:09

Brooklyn lawmaker blasts Rep. Omar, says ‘Palestine does not exist’

A Brooklyn lawmaker set off a social media storm Wednesday by denying the existence of Palestine and accusing Rep. Ilhan Omar of being an anti-Semite.

“Palestine does not exist,” tweeted Councilman Kalman Yeger, who represents Midwood and other neighborhoods with large Jewish populations.

“There, I said it again. Also, Congresswoman Omar is an anti-Semite. Said that, too. Thanks for following me.”

The tweet was a direct response to a post by Zainab Iqbal, a writer for the blog Bklyner, who had posted a story she wrote in March 2018 citing Yeger’s previous anti-Palestine remarks.

Mar 29 11:04

US to Redraw Maps to Include Golan Heights as Part of Israel - Report

So far, no official US map of the region published online has been altered in accordance with US President Donald Trump’s recent proclamation.

The US State Department says the administration is preparing to redraw all government maps of Israel and the surrounding region to include the Golan Heights as a part of Israel, a department spokesperson told VOA Persian on Thursday.

The new maps will be "consistent" with the recent change in US policy, which recognises the occupied Syrian territory of the Golan Heights as a part of the state of Israel, the spokesperson said.

Mar 29 11:01

THE PICTURES TELL THE STORY

THE PICTURES TELL THE STORY

(*it doesn't look that way in my neighborhood!)

Mar 29 10:55

Israel to wage ‘broad military campaign’ in Gaza if needed: PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Tel Aviv is ready to wage a broad military campaign in Gaza if needed, after a two-day flareup of cross-border fighting which has left several people injured on both sides.

"All Israelis should know that if a comprehensive campaign is required, we will enter it strong and safe, and after we have exhausted all of the other possibilities," Netanyahu said after visiting the Gaza frontier, where he met some Israeli commanders.

His comments came after two consecutive nights of heavy Israeli bombardments, which wounded several Palestinians but were responded to with a rocket attack from the enclave. The attack wounded seven Israelis in Mishmeret, an agricultural town north of Tel Aviv, on Monday, and forced Netanyahu to cut short his visit to the US.

Mar 29 10:52

Trump's Golan Move Against Whole World, Syria to Retaliate - War Correspondent

A US decision to formally back Israel and recognise its sovereignty over the Golan Heights that the Jewish state seized from Syria and claimed to be its territory decades ago, triggered a harsh response around the world. Sputnik discussed the situation in the region with a veteran war correspondent and Al-Rai Chief International Elijah J. Magnier.

Sputnik: Donald Trump's peace plan, the so-called "Deal of the Century" has been discussed in the media for two years. The United States promised to unveil the details after Israeli elections. Also, Trump has already recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and has now recognised Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. There is an opinion out there that recognition of the Golan Heights will help Netanyahu win the upcoming elections. In your view, what will be the essence of this "Deal of the Century"?

Mar 29 10:19

MEDIA Blackout - Dual Citizens Boycott America via Israeli Banks

A year after the probes into Leumi, Hapoalim and Mizrahi Tefahot were made public, the U.S. State Department notably listed Israel as a “major money laundering country… whose financial institutions engage in currency transactions involving significant amounts of proceeds from international narcotics trafficking … or other serious crime.”

Bank Leumi was the first to admit to wrongdoing and reached a deferred prosecution agreement with the DOJ in 2014 that eventually resulted in the bank paying $400 million in fines to the U.S. government and the State of New York in order to avoid prosecution. According to the DOJ, the agreement marked “the first time an Israeli bank has admitted to such criminal conduct, which spanned over a 10 year period.”

Mar 29 10:07

All 28 EU Nations Reject Israeli Annexations of Golan Heights

President Trump’s decree recognizing the Israeli annexation of the Golan Heights. Israeli officials have presented this as a major ground-breaking recognition, and seemed to hope it would be embraced by someone else.

So far though not a single nation has endorsed the move. On Wednesday, the European Union announced that all 28 member states have unanimously rejected the US recognition of Israel’s annexation, and will continue to view Golan in line with UN Security Council resolutions.

The Golan Heights are legally part of Syria, occupied by Israel in 1967 and annexed by them in 1981. The United States now stands as the only nation to recognize Israel’s annexation.

The recognition of the annexation has fueled concerns Israel may try to annex more occupied territories in the future, figuring the US will ultimately sign off on them. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has suggested that is the case, arguing that anything taken in the war is “ours now.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I guess that includes Washington DC.

Mar 29 10:07

Netanyahu says Israel ready for Gaza campaign if needed; Palestinians plan huge march

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Israel is prepared to wage a broad military campaign in Gaza if needed, after a two-day flareup of cross-border fighting that has thrust his security policies to the fore two weeks before an election.

Mar 29 09:52

Detailed U.N. Report on Israeli Occupation of Golan Heights

“Due to the ongoing Israeli occupation of the Golan, its Syrian Arab population are continuing to suffer from violations of the most fundamental principles of law, justice and human rights by the Israeli occupation authorities, which are using every means of repression, coercion and terrorism against the Syrian Arab population, who have been suffering under the yoke of occupation since 1967, in total disregard of international law and the series of resolutions adopted by the Security Council and the General Assembly of the United Nations and in flagrant violation of the Charter of the United Nations and the principles of international humanitarian law, particularly the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, the Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Hague Conv

Mar 29 09:33

Preventing Israel affinity organizations from politicizing K-12 textbooks

Mar 29 09:01

Walmart CEO Arrives in Israel for Visit

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon arrived in Israel earlier this week for a visit accompanied by a delegation of senior company officials, according to several people familiar with the matter. During the visit, company executives met with Israeli officials, and local startups, these people said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, I guess I am not shopping at Walmart any more!

Mar 29 08:07

One year of Gaza’s Great March of Return

Gaza’s Great March of Return began a year ago, on 30 March 2018.

On that day, tens of thousands of Palestinians participated in tent city sit-ins and protests along Gaza’s eastern boundary to protest Israel’s decade-long siege on the territory.

Protesters were also demanding their right to return to the lands on the other side of the boundary fence from which their families had been forcibly displaced. Two-thirds of Gaza’s population of two million are refugees hailing from lands now inside Israel.

The launch of the Great March of Return coincided with Land Day, the annual commemoration of six Palestinians killed during protests against Israeli land confiscation in the Galilee in 1976.

Fifteen Palestinians were killed during the first day of the Great March of Return. Israel has used lethal force against unarmed demonstrators ever since.

Mar 29 07:56

FLASHBACK - Israel provoked the Six-Day War in 1967, and it was not fighting for survival

Finkelstein insists we cannot understand the Six-Day War without going back 11 years, to the 1956 Suez Crisis. That year, the Egyptian leader, Nasser, nationalized the Suez Canal — and Israel, Britain and France launched an unprovoked joint invasion of Egypt to seize the waterway back. But the United States, under President Dwight Eisenhower, opposed the attack, and pressured the tripartite invasion force to withdraw and leave the Canal to Egypt. Suez was a catastrophe for all three invading nations, and British Prime Minister Anthony Eden was forced to resign. Meanwhile, Nasser’s reputation in the Arab world, and across Africa, Asia and Latin America, rose to new heights.

Mar 29 07:54

Steny Hoyer Swipes Ilhan Omar in AIPAC Speech, Proving Her Right

Mar 29 07:30

Death toll in Dhaka office tower fire soars to 25

Many people jumped to death while about 70 others have been injured in the fire in Dhaka's Banani area

The death toll from a horrific blaze that ripped through a Bangladesh skyscraper rose on Friday to 25, including some who leapt to their deaths, as firefighters combed through the charred shell of the building.

Mostaq Ahmed, deputy commissioner of Gulshan division of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said at a press conference on Friday morning that the bodies of 25 victims have been recovered and identified.

"Of them, 24 have been handed over to the families," he said

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Bangladesh fire: Deadly blaze engulfs high-rise building in Dhaka

Mar 28 14:29

Orthodox Jews Defend Ilhan Omar Against the Israeli Lobby

Mar 28 10:03

Palestinian volunteer medic killed by Israeli forces in Bethlehem

Israeli forces shot and killed an 18-year-old Palestinian medic after the army raided a refugee camp in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank.

Sajid Muzher was shot in the abdomen and later died on the operating table at the Beit Jala Hospital, Palestinian medical sources said.

The sources added that the young man was killed when Israeli soldiers opened fire while he was wearing a medic's vest trying to save the injured protesters in the Dheisheh refugee camp.

Mar 28 08:40

Hamas Chief Says Israel 'Got the Message' After Morning of Tense Calm

Hamas politburo chief Ismail Haniyeh says the "Israeli occupation got the message," and congratulates all Gaza factions for "acting to stop Israeli arrogance." Haniyeh promises to rebuild his bureau, which was destroyed Monday evening in an Israeli airstrike.

Speaking outside his demolished office, he calls on the Palestinian people to come protest along the border fence on Saturday in honor of the one-year anniversary of the March of Return.

Mar 28 08:13

Syria's air defenses respond to Israeli airstrike in Aleppo countryside

The Syrian air defenses responded to Israeli airstrike in Syria's northern province of Aleppo overnight Wednesday, intercepting a number of missiles before reaching their targets, according to the state news agency SANA.

The airstrike targeted the Sheikh Najjar area in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo, according to the report, citing a military statement.

Sounds of explosions were heard around the government-controlled area of Sheikh Najjar, which is an industrial zone in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo, said the report.

The report said the attacks left damages only.

Mar 28 08:11

Trump is absent star of show at AIPAC

President Trump didn’t go to this year’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference, but he was the star of the show anyway.

Speaker after speaker hailed Trump’s accomplishments for Israel, from opening the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem to withdrawing the United States from the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration.

On Tuesday morning, the final session of the conference before the attendees went to lobby on Capitol Hill, Trump’s ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, touted the “Purim miracle” of Trump’s decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights — territory taken by Israel from Syria in the Six-Day War of 1967.

Mar 28 07:55

14 OUT OF 15 UNSC MEMBER STATES CONDEMN ISRAELI SOVEREIGNTY ON GOLAN

The US stood alone at the United Nations Security Council, as the 14 other member states condemned its recognition of Israel’s 1981 annexation of the Golan Heights during an emergency meeting held late Wednesday night in New York.

Just as the debate began, Israel launched an aerial strike against an Iranian ammunitions depot near Aleppo in Syria.

Mar 28 07:54

Shuttle diplomacy: Egyptian delegation returns to Israel after meeting Hamas in GazaAfter pres

The Egyptian team tasked with mediating an agreement to end days of fighting in the Gaza Strip continued with its shuttle diplomacy Thursday afternoon, returning to Israel at around 1pm, after meeting with Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups.

The delegation, made up of Egyptian intelligence officials, returned from Gaza via the Erez Crossing, to convey the Hamas response to an Israeli proposal for restoring calm along the border.

Mar 28 07:51

Report: Hamas won't halt weekend protests at Gaza fence despite ongoing fighting

On eve of first anniversary of protests, UK-based, Arabic-language paper says terror group will only stop weekly demos as part of larger plan to end Israeli, Egyptian blockade on Strip, currently only ready to accept 'quiet for quiet'

Mar 28 07:46

Lebanon turns to Russia amid Israeli threat

Mar 28 07:44

Three arrested in probe into claims of anti-Semitism by Labour members

Three people have been arrested in a police investigation into alleged anti-Semitism among Labour Party members.

A man in his 50s was arrested in Birmingham on March 7, a second man in his 50s in Tunbridge Wells on March 14 and a woman in her 70s in Wandsworth, south London, on March 21, on suspicion of publishing or distributing material likely to stir up racial hatred.

All three have been released pending further inquiries.

Mar 28 07:42

Trump’s Golan Move Part Of ‘Criminal Project’

Syria's ambassador to the United Nations has lashed out at US President Donald Trump's recognition of “Israeli sovereignty” over the occupied Golan Heights, describing the move as part of a “criminal project” aimed at prolonging chaos and destruction in the region.
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“This is a criminal project or plan for which the US government and its allies have used all tools at their disposal,” Jaafari said, adding that the plan is aimed at guaranteeing chaos and destruction in the region, and dividing the people of the region on religious and ethnic basis in order to “build a new reality”.

“From the first day of this terrorist war led by governments of certain known countries, we said that the main goal of this war was to ensure Israeli occupation of Arab territories and to ensure that the occupation can go on forever on the basis of the plan put forward by the United States,” he said.

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Mar 28 07:30

Pompeo Says Trump Plan for Israel Will Break Old Administrations’ Approaches

The US secretary of state says the upcoming peace plan will be “grounded in the facts on the ground and a realistic assessment".

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said an upcoming White House peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will break from the ways previous administrations sought to solve the conflict, because they failed to deliver concrete results.

Speaking before the House Appropriations Committee Wednesday, Pompeo said the White House believes the US can still be a fair arbiter in helping to resolve the long-time conflict, despite the Palestinian side withdrawing from negotiations following Washington's unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Mar 28 07:30

Road to next war begins in Golan

When Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the throne of Austro-Hungary, took a wrong turning in Sarajevo in 1914 the world found itself on the road to WW1.

With Donald Trump’s self-serving recognition of Israel’s illegal annexation of the Syrian Golan Heights, a similar wrong turn has been taken, and it has paved the way to the next Middle East War.

I have many times visited the Golan Heights, on both sides of the barbed wire, rusting there since the Israeli sneak-attack on its Arab neighbors in 1967 leaving the aggressor in possession of parts of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.

Mar 28 07:28

Civilian airport hit as Israel strikes area around Aleppo

Syrian air defense forces have repelled an attack by Israel which rained down missiles on the area to the north-east of Aleppo, SANA said. There have been reports of a blackout in the city and a civilian airport being targeted.

A military source cited by the SANA news agency reported that the attack unfolded around 11pm local time (9pm GMT), forcing Damascus to activate its missile shield to shoot down a number of incoming rockets.

The Israeli missiles reportedly targeted the Sheikh Najjar industrial area to the northeast of Aleppo and the settlement of Jibrin, a local militia source told Sputnik. The source said that the rockets also targeted a civilian airport in the city, which has been under the Syrian government's control since December 2016.

Mar 28 07:14

Khalida Jarrar: “I will never stop speaking out”

Despite being held for almost two years, she was never charged with a crime.

The prominent leftist lawmaker and civil society figure who was in charge of the Palestinian Legislative Council’s prisoners committee when the parliament was still nominally active broke into a deep-throated chuckle when asked whether she was worried that Israel might arrest her again.

“Why do all of you [journalists] ask me that?” she queried, before answering herself.

“This question is for the occupation, I think,” she said, her hands gesturing with a lit cigarette between her fingers. “Will the occupation continue demolishing Palestinian homes? Do they plan to continue denying us our rights of national determination?”

“If the occupation continues, then I will never stop speaking out on these issues.”

Mar 28 07:13

Israel is targeting the Great March of Return anniversary with vile propaganda

At first, it was a rocket, Israel claimed, which prompted another round of bombing of the civilians in the Gaza Strip. After damaging 500 Palestinian homes, and with talk of the Zionist state increasing its military presence on the nominal Gaza borders, the first anniversary commemorating the Great March of Return protests on 30 March is being cited as the next stage for the colonial entity’s premeditated bloodshed.

Former Israel Defence Forces (IDF) Chief Benny Gantz is still pushing for more violence and has, once again, mentioned a return to targeted assassinations of Palestinians if he is elected next month. According to Gantz, current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s strategy is failing to deter Hamas in Gaza.

Mar 28 07:12

Israel official reveals plan to change Golan Heights’ demographic balance

An Israeli official revealed a plan to triple the number of Jewish settlers in the Golan Heights in the coming years in order to create a Jewish majority in the occupied Syrian territory.

The Mayor of Katzrin settlement in the occupied Golan, Dmitry Apartzev, said the plateau’s total population will increase to 150,000 people which means the number of Jews will reach 100,000 people while the number of Druze will be 50,000.

Apartzev expected the population of Katzrin settlement alone to increase from 8,500 to 50,000.

According to the Israeli official, the recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan will open new horizons for foreign investment in the area, hoping that the recognition would also contribute to counter the international boycott campaigns urging investors not to invest in the occupied territories.

Mar 28 07:11

A year on from the Great March of Return I still mourn my daughter Razan, killed in cold blood

She was 20-years-old when she was shot.

It was June 1, 2018, and Razan, the eldest of my six children and a volunteer medic and nurse from Palestine, was helping to treat wounded protestors taking part in the Great March of Return, which had begun on 30 March last year

In spite of her white coat, she became a target for the Israeli Defence Force. As she tried to help evacuate the wounded near Israel’s border fence, she was hit.

Her death transformed her into a symbol for an entire nation under the boot of Israel. But her mere presence at the 2018 protest, even in a medical capacity, was never guaranteed. Denied a career as a doctor by our financial circumstances, she studied nursing, and in anticipation of the Great March of Return, sold her phone and ring to buy medical equipment.

Mar 28 07:10

Jordan King: ‘No to resettlement of Palestinians’

Jordanian King Abdullah II said yesterday that “Jerusalem and the future of Palestine are redlines for Jordan” which rejects the idea of finding an alternative homeland for Palestinians, Safa news agency reported.

During a meeting with the Jordanian Head of Joint Chiefs of Staff Major General Mahmoud Freihat and senior security chiefs, the king said he cancelled a planned visit to Romania after it recognised Jerusalem capital of Israel.

“As I said in Zarqa and as I have continued to say over perhaps the past 15 years, Jerusalem and the future of Palestine is a red line for Jordan,” he was reported by the Jordanian news agency Petra as saying. “I do not know what more I can say to make it clear.”

Mar 28 07:10

Is Trump’s Golan move another Balfour Declaration?

The Balfour Declaration was issued in 1917 by the then British Foreign Secretary, Arthur Balfour, who viewed “with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people”. Although Balfour’s statement in a letter to a leading Zionist was only 67 words long, its impact has lasted for more than a century.

On Monday, at a time when the Middle East is in turmoil, Donald Trump signed an official proclamation recognising Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights. Given that both the former British Foreign Secretary and current US President have given away land that was never theirs to dispose of, is Trump’s decision another Balfour Declaration?

Mar 28 07:00

Trump Plans Executive Order To Study Risks Of An EMP Attack On America

In what would be a major about-face for the federal government, President Trump is reportedly preparing to sign an executive order to study the risks of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack on the US.

Despite the fact that a growing number of scientists and national security experts see an EMP attack on the US electricity grid as one of the greatest terror threats facing the country>>>

(*if this fact as alleged is true , it decisively explains the mysterious Venezuelan black out , once and for all !)

Mar 28 06:47

Israeli Army Attacks Children Leaving School in Hebron

Israeli soldiers, today, attacked Palestinian school children while they were leaving their school, in the Israeli-controlled part of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, reported WAFA correspondence.

They said that soldiers threw stun grenades at Hebron Elementary School for Boys and harassed the students in the street, after they left the school, causing panic and fear among the children, as well as suffocation from the gas.

Previously, Palestinian children going to or leaving their schools in the Israeli–controlled area of Hebron, known as H2, were accompanied by members of the Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH), an international civilian monitoring force, until Israel canceled their mandate, in February, and kicked them out of the West Bank after 22 years of service.

Mar 28 06:46

Paramedic’s Father: “My son thought he wouldn’t be shot wearing his vest.”

A young paramedic volunteer was killed by Israeli fire, Wednesday morning, during violent confrontations that broke out in Dehehisheh refugee camp, in the south of Bethlehem, while wearing his medical relief uniform.

The father of Sajed Mezher, Abdul-Hakeem Mezher, narrated to PNN the last moments of the young man’s life and his determination to extend a helping hand to the wounded youth.

Abdul-Hakeem said that he woke up at dawn and was preparing his sons to go to their schools. Among them was Sajed, who was studying for a university exam. At the outbreak of confrontations, Sajed insisted on going out and helping the injured with the paramedic crews.

“I begged him not to leave, I told him that the soldiers wouldn’t care if he was wearing a medical vest or not, but he insisted on going. He thought they wouldn’t shoot someone wearing a medical vest,” the father said.

Mar 28 06:45

Rights groups urge UN to protect Palestinians on 'Great March' protest anniversary

Almost 20 Palestinian rights groups – both regional and international – urged the United Nations to protect Gazans who participate in the anniversary of the “Great March of Return” protests this coming Saturday.

In a letter sent to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday, the groups warned that Israel “will once again resort to lethal and other excessive force, including live ammunition, to suppress the protests”.

“We urge the UN to take meaningful action to prevent further unnecessary loss of life and injury by the Israeli occupying forces, which entails individual criminal responsibility and may amount to international crimes,” the letter read.

They went on to issue an 11-point list of recommendations for the UN, including beefing up monitoring of Israel’s use of force on the protests, demanding accountability and making sure Israel adheres to the Geneva Convention.

Mar 28 06:42

THE CASE AGAINST AIPAC

THIS WEEK AIPAC held its annual policy conference in the capital, with speakers including Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But the biggest name at this year’s event wasn’t even in the room. Speaker after speaker took turns taking veiled (and not so veiled) jabs at freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar for comments she made on Twitter in February about the nature of AIPAC’s influence in Washington. Chuck Schumer equated Omar’s critique of AIPAC with Donald Trump’s praising of neo-nazis in Charlottesville. Others including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell attacked Omar for her claim at a public event in D.C. last month that AIPAC promotes “allegiance to a foreign country.” Inconveniently for AIPAC, one of their biggest donors, Adam Milstein, had recently accused Rep. Omar and her fellow Muslim American lawmaker Rep.

Mar 28 06:35

Israel injures dozens of Palestinian prisoners

Israeli forces injured dozens of Palestinians in Ketziot prison in the southern Naqab region this week in its latest crackdown on detainees.

The Israel Prison Service raided cells on Monday, beating prisoners and using tear gas and stun grenades. Some were hospitalized and then returned to the prison.

Prisoners rights group Addameer called the crackdown part of “a systematic policy that aims at deteriorating the prisoners’ life conditions,” adding that “it holds the occupation authorities fully responsible for the lives and safety of all Palestinian prisoners.”

Mar 28 06:34

After Golan, are Trump and Netanyahu coming for West Bank?

A warning: If Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is still in office in late 2020 or 2024, when President Donald Trump’s time in office is coming to a close, there is a good chance the two leaders will declare American recognition of Israeli annexation of all or most of the occupied West Bank.

The precedent for such a move was put in place Monday as two significant anti-Arab events took place in Washington.

First, at the annual AIPAC conference, Democratic and Republican speakers alike ignored the Israeli occupation of Palestinian and Arab territory, choosing instead to rail against Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who has been vilified for openly criticizing the powerful Israel lobby group’s outsize influence.

A bipartisan consensus pretended that AIPAC was being silenced, turning on its head the reality that the organization is supporting legislation seeking to silence supporters of Palestinian rights.

Mar 28 05:42

US Plots to Continue Deployment in Region by Golan Heights Decision

A prominent Iraqi security expert accused the US of a plan to continue presence in Iraq and Syria in line with Israel's interests through its recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the Syrian Golan Heights.

Kazzem al-Haj told the Arabic-language al-Ma'aloumeh news website on Wednesday that the US plans to stir crisis to continue presence in the region, specially Iraq and Syria, with the aim of meeting Israel's interests.

He said given the fact that Washington's support for terrorism is no more tolerated by the world and the terrorists' continued survival will increase global pressures on Washington, the US has embarked on recognizing Israel's annexation of Golan Heights in a bid to find a pretext to continue presence in the region.

US President Donald Trump on Monday formally recognized Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, reversing decades of United State's policy.>>>

(*Something Hillary , Jeb! , Bernie , Marco , Jill Stein , or Ted Cruz never would have been able to pull off . So goes "Our" outsider !)

Mar 28 05:30

Syrians Rally against Trump's Decision on Golan Heights

Large groups of people in different Syrian provinces continued rallies for several consecutive days to protest at US President Donald Trump's recognition of Israeli occupation over Syria's Golan Heights.

The Arabic-language service of SANA news agency reported that a large number of people and civil activists in different parts of Syria, including Hasaka, Quneitra, Aleppo and Sweida, held protest rallies to condemn Trump's decision.

Protestors slammed Trump for declaring Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, stressing that the Syrian nation may never compromise its sovereignty right over the region.

The protestors said that the US decision is aimed at increasing tensions in the region>>>

(*Look At The Bright Side: MADE IN THE USA Increased Tensions In The Region ka-ching!)

Mar 28 05:17

US blasted at UN for recognising Israeli sovereignty over Golan

US widely denounced at UN Security Council after Trump signed off on Israel's 1981 annexation of Syria's Golan Height

The United States came under sharp criticism from 14 other United Nations Security Council nations for its decision to recognise Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights in violation of international law.

The Security Council met on Wednesday at the request of Syria, which in a letter to the council called the US move a "flagrant violation" of UN resolutions.

President Donald Trump signed a proclamation on Monday in which the US recognised Israel's annexation of the strategic plateau that it seized in 1967 and annexed in 1981.

Speaker after speaker at the council session supported Syria's sovereignty over the Golan Heights and opposed Israel's annexation after Trump's proclamation.

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(*ka-ching!)

Mar 28 04:50

US higher education: A system of meritocracy that never was

The recent college bribing scandal in the US revealed nothing we already didn't know.

(*We already knew that one about Rich People per capita having higher I.Q.s then the rest of us was "Propaganda" , let us just say , But thanks to the College Bribing Scandal , we were able to Learn; how they fudged that statistic !)

Mar 28 04:34

Trump just got re-elected

Liberal obsession with the Mueller probe has gifted Trump the moral high ground and electoral momentum.

(*like I said; She did Him A Solid !)

Mar 27 15:46

McConnell Blocks Resolution To Make Mueller Report Public

(*McConnell must be desperate , too , unless Desperation is like adding some Bacon-Bits to a Jubilation Burger ?)

Mar 27 15:36

New Zealand mosque chairman blaming Christchurch massacre on Mossad

Ahmed Bhamji, the chairman of New Zealand’s biggest mosque, has come under fire for suggesting Israel’s Mossad spy agency and “Zionist business houses” were behind the Christchurch massacre that killed 50 worshipers.

The country’s Jewish community and national human rights institution both condemned the remarks, made on Saturday at a rally in Auckland organized by a group called Love Aotearoa Hate Racism and streamed live on local broadcaster Apna TV’s Facebook page.

One of the speakers at the rally was businessman Ahmed Bhamji, who is the chairman of Masjid E Umar in the Auckland suburb of Mount Roskill — which describes itself on its Facebook page as the busiest and biggest mosque in New Zealand.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had visited that mosque on the same day as the rally, mourning the victims of the massacre committed by white supremacist Brenton Tarrant.

Mar 27 15:13

Democratic leaders’ use of AIPAC to bash Omar and ignore Netanyahu just gave progressive Dems a giant boost

The big story coming out of AIPAC is every one in the Democratic leadership dumping all over the first term Muslim congresswoman from Minnesota, Ilhan Omar, while having nothing to say about Benjamin Netanyahu. In the process they have clearly damaged their own standing inside the progressive wing of the party, including among liberal Zionist advocates, and fulfilled Omar’s criticism of the power of the Israel lobby.

Mar 27 14:43

Fox News legal analyst: Mueller Report has Evidence Of Conspiracy

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Once the full report is released, Napolitano said, Trump’s opponents will have a “field day.”

Napolitano is desperate.

Mar 27 13:56

Aftermath of IDF Strikes: Gaza Buildings Destroyed after Israel’s Strike

Parts of Gaza City were severely damaged during recent airstrikes carried out by the Israeli forces. [PHOTOS]

Mar 27 13:42

New Zealand Terrorist Attack: The Israel Connection

(*Limbaugh probably crunched a couple of extra , non scheduled Oxycontin pills , and swallowed them dry , on this report !)

Mar 27 13:33

REVEALED: US training ISIS militants at Al-Tanf to attack Syrian oil fields

DAMASCUS – According to sources in the Syrian government army, several thousand militants of the Islamic State (outlawed in Russia), who previously surrendered outside the settlement of al-Baguz on the eastern bank of the Euphrates, were transported to the At-Tanf zone through the territories of Iraq and Jordan under the American escort. Those were mostly people from local tribes dwelling in the Syrian and Iraqi territories. Their families and relatives were sent as hostages to Al-Hol camp in Al-Hasakah province

Most militants were sent to training camps that account for at as many as ten in the American-occupied territory.>>>

Mar 27 13:04

House Armed Services chair rejects Pentagon bid to shift $1B toward border wall:

(*while everybody is going full on animal over the Russia Probe findings ? That would be the best time to strike .
While that Iron is RED Hot !)

Mar 27 12:54

O’Rourke says special relationship with Israel goes against US values of equality and dignity

(*If You're Looking For A Stolen Election , Here He Is !
The Democrats would get more out of an Investigation Into O'Rourke's GOP Colussion !
but They won't mention it either )

Mar 27 12:39

Trump's support for Israeli Golan Heights draws global anger

(*but what really brings the full on animal out in them is the diddly-squat Russia Probe !)

Mar 27 12:11

THE MUELLER FRAUD

Without Robert Mueller, the US might well have gone to war based on the evidence you see in the video above and so much more, all of it destroyed and those who may have stood with America, silenced, murdered, all of it at the hands of the powerful individuals Mueller erased from his Russiagate report.

There was no “Russiagate,” it was always “the usual suspects,” the Kosher Notra.

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Mar 27 12:04

Ilhan Omar politically castrates Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu was obviously upset when Ilhan Omar tweeted last February that “It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” a statement which implies that AIPAC exerts an enormously powerful influence on US foreign policy.

This is not some kind of anti-Semitic trope. Jewish scholars like John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt argue pretty much the same thing in their controversial study, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy.

Netanyahu has recently responded to Omar’s statement during his AIPAC speech by saying: “From this Benjamin: It’s not about the Benjamins! The reason Americans love Israel is not because they want our money; it’s because they share our values. It’s because America and Israel share a love of freedom and democracy.

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(*He's not the bad guy , anymore !)

Mar 27 11:14

Trump's Middle East Peace Deal Will 'Die' Very Quickly - Scholar

The Israel Defence Forces and police are bracing themselves for possible violent protests near the Israeli-Syrian border following US President Donald Trump’s move to recognise the Jewish state’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

The Israel Defence Forces said in a statement on Saturday that "they were preparing for the possibility of tension in the northern Golan Heights" without elaborating on detail. This comes two days after the Syrian Foreign Ministry condemned US President Trump's recent comments on the Golan Heights as "irresponsible", adding that the Syrian people plan to recover the area through "all available means".

Radio Sputnik discussed this with Professor Gabriel Ben-Dor, Head of the National Security Studies Programs at the University of Haifa.

Mar 27 11:10

Congresswoman Omar hits back at Netanyahu

Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after he made remarks about her in his speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

Netanyahu took aim at Omar in his speech, saying: “From this Benjamin – it’s not all about the Benjamins”, in reference to US support for Israel which Omar had highlighted in a tweet last month.

Omar hit back on Twitter, saying: “This from a man facing indictments for bribery and other crimes in three separate public corruption affairs. Next!”

Mar 27 11:09

UN warns of ‘catastrophic consequences’ in Gaza

The UN’s special coordinator for the Middle East peace process expressed concerns Tuesday that violence in Gaza may lead to devastating consequences, Anadolu Agency reports.

“I am concerned that we may, once again, be facing another very dangerous escalation of violence in Gaza, with potentially catastrophic consequences,” Nickolay Mladenov told the UN Security Council. “The last two days show how precariously close we came to the brink of war once again.”

Mladenov, who also serves as the UN Secretary-General’s personal representative to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Authority, said the firing of rockets by Israel violates international law and it must stop.

The Israeli military launched a wave of airstrikes Monday across the Gaza Strip following rocket fire from the enclave that injured seven Israelis north of Tel Aviv.

Mar 27 11:09

Russia’s Putin to discuss Golan Heights with Lebanon’s president

Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss the US decision to recognise Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights with Lebanon’s president at talks in Moscow later on Tuesday, the Kremlin said, Reuters reports.

US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation on Monday officially granting U.S. recognition of the Golan Heights as Israeli territory.

“Such decisions undoubtedly have negative consequences from the point of view of a settlement in the Middle East and the general atmosphere of political settlement in Syria,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

Mar 27 11:09

No mention of Palestinians or Israeli settlements, as Democrats take AIPAC stage

The top Democrats in Congress have addressed the conference of AIPAC, narrating anecdotes of personal connections to Israel, condemning anti-semitism and vowing to maintain bipartisan support for the Middle East country.

Missing from their speeches, however, was any reference to Palestinians or criticism of Israeli policies that undermine the two-state solution that they claim to support, including the expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

Speaking at the annual conference of the pro-Israel lobby, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer both dismissed the notion that Democratic support for Israel is dwindling.

Mar 27 11:02

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Israel has too much influence over our government

Thank you, U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, for your courage and commitment to the truth. Israel does have too much influence in our government. Nothing proves the truth of Rep. Omar’s words more than the orchestrated attacks on her and the rush to pass an “anti-hate” resolution aimed at her. Yet, Rep. Omar’s comments were not hateful. She hit a nerve. “A guilty dog barks the loudest.” The resolution was intended to shut her up.

Rep. Omar’s comments were not “racist.” Webster defines racism as the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races. She made no such claims. Nor were her remarks antisemitic. Antisemitism is defined as hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a religious, ethnic or racial group. Criticism of Israel’s actions or policies is not antisemitic.

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