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Dec 27 07:59

Oren Hazan harasses families of Palestinian prisoners

An Israeli member of parliament has verbally harassed Palestinian families hailing from the Gaza Strip on their journey to visit their imprisoned relatives in an Israeli prison, calling their sons "dogs" and "terrorists".

Oren Hazan, a member of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government, boarded a bus carrying the families of prisoners on Monday about to enter Nafha prison in Israel's south.

Flanked by Israeli police and camera crews, Hazan, a right-wing politician, shouted at one of the mothers: "Your son is a dog. He is a dog. You come to visit the scum who are sitting here in prison, whom you see as your family members."

To another mother, he said in a video posted on his Facebook page: "I am not going anywhere. I am a Knesset [parliament] member."

Dec 27 03:08

Video: "Your son is a dog"

Right-wing Israeli minister harasses Palestinians visiting imprisoned relatives

(*Great stuff from President Trump's chief concern in The Middle East)

Dec 27 02:49

A Journey Through a Land of Extreme Poverty: Welcome to America

(*I appologize for this one .
Mike I understand if this one doesn't get promoted to the main page . The literary equivelent to a football player taking a knee . Off limits , taboo is off limits taboo .
Again; I totally apologize for this grotesque submission and it's unfair allocations .)

Dec 27 02:32

Why Doesn't Congress Care When Israel Kills American Citizens?

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>>>When Americans of Palestinian descent are shot dead by Israeli soldiers, no Senators or Congressmen rush to press for accountability from Israel’s army, or put the names of Palestinian victims on legislation Americans of Palestinian victims on legislation that would tie U.S. aid to Israel to policy changes.

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Dec 27 01:53

French magazine causes uproar after putting Israel next to N. Korea as ‘not a real country’

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The magazine, which is aimed at children aged from five to eight, includes trivia card games. On one of the cards, Israel is put on a par with North Korea, both of which are apparently not “real countries.”

"197: We call these 197 countries states, like France, Germany or Algeria. There are others, too, but not all the world’s countries agree that all of them are real countries (for example the State of Israel or North Korea),” reads the card, which has sparked a fierce backlash.

“Shocked by this lie taught to children. Such rhetoric can only encourage anti-Zionism, inseparable from anti-Semitism,” Aliza Bin Noun, the ambassador of Israel to France, said on Twitter, while tagging French President Emmanuel

Francis Kalifat, the president of CRIF (the Federation of Jewish Communities and Organizations of France) condemned the cards, calling them a “factual lie and a flagrant one at that.”

Following the backlash, the magazine was removed from kiosk sales in France and Belgium.

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Dec 27 01:21

US Ambassador Friedman Tells State Dept. to Stop Using Word 'Occupation'

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The State Department reportedly refused the request.>>>

(*Because; An Occupation By Any Other Name Is Still An Occupation !)

Dec 26 21:13

Israel Reportedly Steps Up Settlement Construction Activities in West Bank

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry earlier slammed the plan to expand Israeli settlements and called for international institutions to confront the move.

Israel has intensified the construction of settlements in the West Bank, the Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported.

According to the report, 15 new settlement housing units as well as new roads are planned to be built in the area, to the west, south and east of the Ahia settlement in the Palestinian village of Jalud. More agricultural lands are reportedly being bulldozed in the area to clear the construction site.

Dec 26 10:32

Israeli forces kill protesters, assault journalists and medics

Two Palestinians were killed in Gaza on Friday, bringing to six the number of unarmed protesters killed by Israeli forces during demonstrations against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

The Gaza health ministry identified the slain men as Zakariya Zakarna, 24, and Muhammad Muheisen, 29.

The Palestine Red Crescent Society stated that nearly 700 Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces during protests in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip on Friday, 65 by live fire, more than 100 with rubber-coated bullets, and nearly 450 by gas.

Ten journalists were injured by Israeli forces while covering protests on Friday, the Journalists Support Committee stated:

Dec 26 10:21

FREEDOM IS #1 ON PALESTINIAN CHILDREN’S WISHLIST

Palestinian cartoonist, Mohammad Saba’aneh, created these cartoons this morning with a message of Merry Christmas and “Here now it is so sad, no one celebrate”.

Dec 26 10:18

Former Mossad chief: Iran is not the greatest threat to Israel

In a rare public appearance, former Mossad chief Tamir Pardo declared that internal unrest and the failure to settle the conflict with the Palestinians threaten Israel with more serious repercussions than Iran poses.

Dec 26 10:03

Embassy Move ‘Disqualifies’ US as Peace Mediator Says Palestine

The United States cannot ethically act as a peace broker in the Middle East, due to its stated bias and violations of international law, said Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas.

Dec 26 10:02

Trump Administration Announces ‘Significant Reduction’ in United Nations Budget

Today, the United Nations agreed on a budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. ?Among a host of other successes, the United States negotiated a reduction of over $285 million off the 2016-2017 final budget. In addition to these significant cost savings, we reduced the UN’s bloated management and support functions, bolstered support for key U.S. priorities throughout the world, and instilled more discipline and accountability throughout the UN system.

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$285 million sounds like a lot of money until you remember that the US gives the UN $8 billion every year, roughly 1/4 of the entire UN budget.

Dec 26 09:46

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – DECEMBER 26, 2017: SYRIAN ARMY ACHIEVES STRATEGIC VICTORY IN DAMASCUS COUNTRYSIDE

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) achieved another strategic victory in the countryside of Damascus, according to pro-government sources.

Units of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and other armed groups operating in the Beit Jinn pocket reportedly accepted a withdrawal agreement and declared their readiness to surrender their positions to the SAA.

Negotiations between the local militants and the SAA started in the pocket last week after government forces had entered Maghar al-Mir, secured the nearby hills and cut off the road between Beit Jinn and Maghar al-Mir.

With the implementation of the surrender agreement, the Syrian military will eliminate one of the few remaining militant-held pockets in the Damascus countryside and secure this important area near the Golan Heights.

Dec 26 09:15

Archbishop of Canterbury Uses Christmas Address to Lash Out at Populists

The archbishop of Canterbury has spoken out against “tyrannical and populist” world leaders in a Christmas message likely to be seen partly as a rebuke against US president Donald Trump.

Justin Welby was preaching at Canterbury cathedral at the same time as Pope Francis made oblique criticism of Trump in his traditional Christmas address in St Peter’s Square in Vatican City.

The pontiff made particular reference to the situation in the Middle East just two weeks after the US president inflamed tensions in the region by controversially recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Dec 26 09:10

Nikki Haley Announces $285 Million Reduction to U.N. Funding

Nikki Haley, United States Ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.), announced Sunday night that the federal government has reduced its contribution to the U.N.’s annual budget by 285 million dollars.

Dec 26 08:56

The New York Times tries to make the Ahed Tamimi story go away

The New York Times ran a piece today on the very different ways that Israelis and Palestinians see the slapping incident involving 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi and an Israeli soldier. It is titled, “Acts of Resistance and Restraint Defy Easy Definition in the West Bank,” and is by David Halbfinger.

The article does everything it can to reduce the power of the case, in which a brave 16-year-old girl whose cousin was just shot stands for the inhumanity of the occupation. No, the whole point of the article is to make Israel supporters who may have heard about the incident shake their heads over Dual Narratives, and then move along.

Here is the Times‘s model for the whitewash:

Dec 26 08:54

FLASHBACK - The Danger and Challenge of Jewish-Zionist Power

For many years Israel has violated well established standards of international law and has defied numerous United Nations resolutions in its occupation of conquered lands, in extra-judicial killings, and in repeated acts of military aggression.

Most of the world regards Israel’s policies, and especially its oppression of Pal­estinians, as illegal and outrageous. This international consen­sus is reflected, for example, in numerous UN resolutions condemning Israel, which have been approved with overwhelming majorities.

Dec 26 07:37

The Never-Ending Crisis of Zionism

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Jewish separation from Palestinians is a delusion. It is like whites separating from blacks in the U.S. Israel is 20 percent non-Jewish; and it rules territories containing 5 million Palestinians; and though the world has resolved to “extricate” the Jews from the Arabs for 70 years now, the communities are intertwined more than ever, as Israeli Jews flood the West Bank and build more and more Jewish-only colonies.

These Jewish colonies and their military escort have inflicted endless trauma on the subject population.>>>

Dec 26 04:02

More Embassy Relocations to Jerusalem on Horizon as Israel in Contact With '10 Countries'

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On December 6, Trump announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and instructed the US State Department to move the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The decision has resulted in worldwide condemnation

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Dec 26 03:53

Israel in Touch With '10 Countries' Over Embassy Moves: Deputy Minister

the Old City of Jerusalem on December 22, 2017 amid protests triggered by Washington's decision to recognise it as Israel's capital
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Israel is in touch with "at least ten countries" over the possible transfer of their embassies to Jerusalem after the United States recognised the city as Israel's capital, a deputy minister said Monday.
"We are in contact with at least ten countries, some of them in Europe" to discuss the move, deputy foreign minister Tzipi Hotovely told public radio.
She spoke a day after Guatemala said it would move its embassy to the city, a move slammed by Palestinian officials as "shameful".
Hotovely said US President Donald Trump's statement would "trigger a wave" of such moves.
"So far we have only seen the beginning," she said.>>>

Dec 25 13:36

US-Saudi nuclear talks: A barometer for whither the Middle East?

James Dorsey shows how Saudi Arabia “sold” Jerusalem to Israel in return for US nuclear technology, and how Trump plans to transfer US nuclear technology to the Saudis in return for ensuring bids by US companies to build reactors in Saudi are successful. >>

Dec 25 11:33

Pope Francis Calls For Two-State Solution During Christmas Address

"We see Jesus in the children of the Middle East who continue to suffer because of growing tensions between Israelis and Palestinians..."

Dec 25 10:05

Poll: Fewer than half of Americans support Jerusalem recognition

A poll released Friday indicated that fewer than half of Americans support US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, with an even smaller number supporting moving the US embassy to the city from Tel Aviv.

Dec 25 10:04

MINISTERS VOTE FOR JERUSALEM EXPULSION BILL

he ministerial committee on legislation voted Sunday to advance a bill that would permit the minister of interior to remove the permanent residency status of Palestinian terrorists living in Jerusalem or the Golan.

The bill, sponsored by Likud MK Amir Ohana, would apply to Jerusalem or Golan residents involved in terrorism or who have been involved in terrorist activity.

Dec 25 10:01

Trump's 'Gamble': Jerusalem Decision May Cause War - Iran's Parliament Speaker

The United States' decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will provoke aggression and "war" between Palestinians and Israelis, Iran's parliament speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday.

"People do not want to stay silent, there will be a rebellion, a war. This is a gamble, it is high time for [US President Donald] Trump to understand what is happening," Larijani said on the sidelines of the conference devoted to the fight against terrorism.

Dec 25 09:25

IN BETHLEHEM, TRUMP BLAMED FOR DAMPENING CHRISTMAS JOY

At the Jacir Palace Hotel, near Rachel’s Tomb, occupancy was said to be at 35%, compared to a hundred percent last year. The hotel had to close for five days because of the clashes and reopened a week ago. A staffer said that soldiers sprayed the hotel with a stinking chemical spray that smells like sewage. An IDF spokeswoman said she was checking if soldiers had used such a spray in the clashes around the tomb.

Dec 25 09:21

TRUMP KEEPS HIS WORD FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

Days after UN General Assembly defies Trump by voting on resolution declaring his Jerusalem decision ‘null and void’, Ambassador Nikki Haley releases statement delivering on threats that world body would feel financial pinch, announcing decision to cut 2018-2019 budget by $250M; ‘We will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of or remain unchecked.’
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Delivering on threats, Trump slashes funds for UN

Dec 25 08:38

IN BETHLEHEM, TRUMP BLAMED FOR DAMPENING CHRISTMAS JOY

“Jerusalem is our capital and nothing will change that. We will attend every event in Palestine despite Trump. Palestinian Muslims will participate with Christians in this event.” ...At the Jacir Palace Hotel, near Rachel’s Tomb, occupancy was said to be at 35%, compared to a hundred percent last year. The hotel had to close for five days because of the clashes and reopened a week ago. A staffer said that soldiers sprayed the hotel with a stinking chemical spray that smells like sewage. An IDF spokeswoman said she was checking if soldiers had used such a spray in the clashes around the tomb.

Dec 25 06:36

Can anyone believe that Israel and Saudi Arabia are seeking peace in the region

In an interview with Balkans Post, Jonas E. Alexis, an expert on Israel-Palestine conflict, said Trump’s “last hope for the next election is the Israel Lobby and Christian Zionists in America.”

He also said Trump’s recognition of al-Quds as Israeli capital “can only bring violent conflicts because Israel continues to ignore international law and more specifically the moral order.”

“Can anyone with an ounce of common sense really believe that both Israel and Saudi Arabia are seeking peace in the region?”

Here’s the full transcript of the interview:>>>

Dec 25 05:15

Avnery: Israel the Bully  

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In 1936, the Arab population of Palestine launched a violent uprising. The Nazi persecution in Germany drove many Jews to Palestine (including my own family), and the local Arabs saw their country slipping away from under their feet. They started to react violently. They called it the Great Rebellion, the British talked of "disturbances" and we called it "the events".

Groups of young Arabs attacked Jewish and British vehicles on the roads. When caught, some of them were sent by the British courts to the gallows. When the Arab attacks did not stop, some right-wing Zionists started a campaign of "retaliation" and shot at Arab vehicles.
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Last week something horrible happened. Since the announcement of the American Clown-In-Chief about Jerusalem, there have been daily demonstrations in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The Palestinians in the Gaza Strip approach the separation fence and throw stones at the soldiers on the Israeli side. The soldiers are instructed to shoot. Every day Palestinians are wounded, every few days Palestinians are killed.

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Dec 24 15:04

Lorde cancels Israel show after criticism

Lorde has cancelled her show in Israel after facing criticism.

Fans had demanded the Kiwi songstress join the Boycott Divestment Sanctions Movement which is making a stand against Israel's oppression of Palestinians.

The Grammy award-winning star had announced her world tour on Twitter, confirming she'll perform in Tel Aviv next year on June 5.

But Israeli media reported today that she had canceleld the show.

Israeli news site YNET quoted a statement from organisers confirming the change.

"We regret to announce the cancellation of the Lorde concert in Israel planned for June. The tickets already bought will be reimbursed within 14 business days. As to the circumstances that led to the cancellation of the show, Lorde is expected to publish a statement via Twitter soon."

Lorde has not yet tweeted herself.

Dec 24 08:35

'We'll Remember This Day': US Finally 'Resorts to Openly Blackmailing Allies'

Commenting on the fallout from Washington's threats to cut aid to its allies if they voted against the US's Jerusalem decision at the UN, Russian geopolitical analyst Gevorg Mirzayan outlined why this attempt at blackmail is really a signifier of the decline of US global geopolitical hegemony.

Dec 24 08:16

YA’ALON: CORRUPTION IN ISRAEL IS BIGGER THREAT THAN IRAN, HAMAS

On Tel Aviv's Rothschild Boulevard on Saturday night, thousands of protesters convened for a third consecutive week to protest corruption among elected officials.

Dec 24 08:15

Diplomats protest outside Israeli embassies worldwide

Hundreds of employees of the Foreign Affairs Ministry around the world demonstrated Wednesday in protest of what they deemed "deplorable working conditions."

The diplomatic employees further demanded the reform intended to overhaul their conditions of employment—set to enter into force last week but held back due to budgetary disputes—be approved by the end of the year.

Dec 24 08:14

Barak: Government's policies will lead IDF, Shin Bet to disobey orders

Former PM Ehud Barak warns nationalistic agenda led by the government, which could lead to the creation of a bi-national and undemocratic state, will lead top security chiefs to refuse following the government's illegal orders; Akunis: 'Barak has gone off the rails.'

Dec 24 07:28

UNGA Jerusalem Vote Prompts US to Threaten With Sanctions Almost Entire World

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So, here is the gist of Washington’s position on the issue - it does not care about what the overwhelming majority of nations think. If the US does something that contradicts international law, then so be it. But international law is remembered when other nations do something the US does not approve.

When the UNGA voted against Moscow, Washington emphasized the need to comply and respect the opinion of “international community”. The State Department cites the UN resolutions in its statements to condemn Moscow. Former President Barack Obama referred to the 2014 UNGA resolution on Crimea to call for “isolation” of Russia on international stage. Now, when the US has suffered a crushing defeat at the UNGA, it insists on its right to do whatever it deems right and not to care about what the world says. This is a perfect example of double standards.

The threat to cut aid to other countries is a part of bigger trend. Financial and economic punitive measures have become a foreign policy tool to target Russia, Iran, North Korea and many more countries.>>>

Dec 24 05:58

‘Our country, not Netanyahu’s’

‘Our country, not Netanyahu’s’: Thousands join anti-PM rallies across Israel (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Thousands of people across Israel have joined marches against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the fourth consecutive week, demanding his resignation following several corruption allegations.

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Dec 24 05:44

'Only Game in Town':

'Only Game in Town': Saudi Heir Allegedly Urges Palestinians to Accept US Peace Plan

Mohammad bin Salman has held talks with Mahmoud Abbas to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict amid the heightened tensions over the US decision to recognize the whole city of Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state

READ MORE: 'We'll Remember This Day': US Finally 'Resorts to Openly Blackmailing Allies'

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Dec 24 05:25

Nothing Sacred

Nothing Sacred? Israeli Forces Clash With Palestinians at Jesus Birthplace on Christmas Eve

Palestinians have staged a protest rally in the city of Bethlehem in the West Bank to once again say "no" to Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Israeli forces have used tear gas and stun grenades against Palestinians who rallied outside an Israeli military tower in Bethlehem, widely known as the traditional birthplace of Jesus Christ. Some of the protesters were dressed as Santa Claus.

According to Bethlehem resident Mohammad al-Lahham, these demonstrators have sent a message to Palestinian children about their determination to follow "the path to freedom, to Jerusalem."
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Papa Noel (Santa Claus) distributes gifts and the occupation distributes bombs today. These are the bombs that the Israeli occupation is distributing today, at Christmas," he said.

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Dec 23 10:34

Nikki Haley to Hold Reception for Countries Who Snubbed U.N. Jerusalem Resolution

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley will hold a reception for the ambassadors of countries who did not support a U.N. General Assembly vote condemning the U.S. for its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Dec 23 10:20

Washington’s humiliation at UN is sign of a washed-up superpower

The humiliating condemnation of the US this week at the UN General Assembly over its Jerusalem policy revealed both Washington’s contempt for democracy and international law, and just how isolated America has become globally.

The overwhelming rejection of President Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital by 128 member nations at the UN is a signal event of how far US international standing has slumped.

Leader of the free world? More like a miscreant whose overbearing megalomaniacal ego is no longer tolerable to virtually everyone else.

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And all to make little Israel happy!

Dec 23 09:55

Could UN Jerusalem vote be watershed moment?

Despite open threats and bullying by Trump and his ambassador Nikki Haley, 128 countries backed the resolution. Just nine opposed it and 35 abstained.

The vote reaffirmed long-standing resolutions by the Security Council declaring that Israel’s measures to alter the status of Jerusalem are “null and void and must be rescinded.”

This could be a real watershed moment, because many countries openly defied the blatant threats. But this will depend on going beyond statements and resolutions to imposing a cost on Israel –through sanctions – for its violations of international law.

Dec 23 09:52

Sucked into Fighting for Jews

To the tune of "Stuck in the Middle with You" by Stealers Wheel

Dec 23 06:11

Stuart Littlewood: Trump administration ends 2017 on a sour note

As if Trump’s crass announcement moving the US embassy to Jerusalem wasn’t enough, his minions on Monday vetoed a UN Security Council draft resolution calling on the President to withdraw US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Even his hand-in-hand friend Theresa May, another pimp for Israel, is against him in this. “On Jerusalem, I made it clear that we disagree with the United States’ decision to move its embassy and recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital before a final status agreement,” she declared. “Like our EU partners, we will not be following suit, but it is vital that we continue to work with the United States to encourage it to bring forward proposals that will re-energise the peace process. That must be based around support for a two-state solution and an acknowledgement that the final status of Jerusalem must be subject to negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians.”

What exactly would final status and a two-state solution look like? Nobody is saying. Possibly because they all know that the idea has been filed in the too-difficult tray for at least 20 years>>>

Dec 23 04:06

Taking Names for Israel

In a scene reminiscent of the movie The Godfather the US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, told the world on December 20 that the US would be "taking names" of countries that voted in the UN to reject Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel. It’s all part of the pattern of condescending arrogance which is the leitmotif of Trump’s call to "make America great again." He and his fawning disciples are providing the answer to the question posed by GW Bush – "Why do they hate us?"

On December 8 Haley tweeted that Washington "will not be lectured to by countries that lack any credibility when it comes to treating both Israelis and Palestinians fairly" which was an insulting rejection of international reaction to Donald Trump’s declaration. She did not mention the unpalatable fact that the Security Council "has adopted a number of resolutions, dating back 50 years, aimed in part at preventing Israel from claiming sovereignty over all of the holy city."

Dec 22 15:33

Trump administration ends 2017 on a sour note

Stuart Littlewood views the humiliation of Trump and his arrogant, Zionist cohorts – “outlaws trying to dictate the law” – at the UN, which overwhelmingly declared their recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital null and void.>>

Dec 22 09:52

PALESTINE | The 14-year-old Palestinian girl who confronted the Israeli Army

Dec 22 08:13

Jared Kushner Belongs To Rothschild’s Doomsday Cult

Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner belongs to an elite doomsday cult that boasts the Rothschilds as members and is trying to foment a “prophesied” third world war.

Chabad Lubavitch is a Jewish supremacist cult that serve the Illuminati. Despite only having 200,000 elite followers, it has intimate ties to nearly every powerful government leader on earth.

Look, if Trump adopts a pro-war, neoconservative policy, targeting country after country for war, look no further than Jared Kushner.

— Cynthia McKinney PhD (@cynthiamckinney) April 9, 2017

Dec 22 08:12

Iran Slams US Threats against Those Resisting Its ‘Thuggish Demands’

“Trump regime exposes contempt for democracy through its threats against those who dare resist its thuggish demands at the UN—all while Trump insults Iran crudely as ‘dictatorship’. US version of democracy stops at rhetoric of ‘either with us or against us’,” Zarif said in a post on his official Twitter account.

It came after US President Donald Trump’s threats to cut aid to countries that vote against his move on Quds at the UN General Assembly.

Earlier this week, Trump threatened to discontinue financial aid to countries that vote in favor of a draft UN resolution against his decision to recognize Quds as Israel’s capital.

Dec 22 08:12

Despite ‘threats’, Pakistan’s support for Palestine remains unwavering, says Maleeha Lodhi

Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi on Thursday said that Pakistan’s support to the Palestinian people remains unwavering “despite the threats that we have received in recent days.”

Addressing at UNGA, Lodhi said that Pakistan co-sponsored this resolution and will vote in favour of this landmark resolution to reject the US decision. “Pakistan stands firmly behind the Palestinian people and their just cause”, she said.

She said that support to the Palestinian cause and defence of Al-Quds has been a pillar of Pakistan’s foreign policy. Our support remains unwavering despite the threats we have received in recent days.

“We find ourselves at one of the history’s turning points. The extraordinary developments of the past few weeks warrant an equally extraordinary response from us,” she said

Dec 22 08:09

Kushner Foundation Gives $342K to Chabad — Still Surprised About Jared and Ivanka’s Synagogue?

It might seem odd for a Modern Orthodox Jewish family to join a Chabad synagogue. But Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner are already quite invested in the ultra-Orthodox outreach movement – or to be more precise, their parents are.

A Haaretz examination has revealed that Charles and Seryl Kushner have been major benefactors of Chabad over the years. Between 2003 and 2013, their family foundation donated a total of $342,500 to various institutions and projects associated with the movement, their tax records show.

Chabad has benefited not only from Kushner’s side of the family. It turns out that President-elect Donald Trump has also contributed to the movement – even before his daughter, who converted to Judaism, was married. Altogether, the Donald J. Trump Foundation has donated $11,550 to three Chabad institutions.

Dec 22 08:06

Trump Pardons Racist, Criminal Jewish Fanatic

Tuesday we posted Michael Berg’s article, Ex-Chabad Member Exposes Trump Family Cult which demonstrated that Trump’s family (Kushners) belongs to Chabad, a racist, criminal Jewish supremacist doomsday cult. The very next day Trump commuted the 27-year prison sentence of Chabad kosher butcher, Rabbi Sholom Rabashkin, 57, a GOP donor. He had served only eight years.

In addition, in one of the nation’s largest illegal worker busts, federal authorities raided the plant and detained 389 illegal immigrants in 2008. ICE determined that at the time of their raid, two-thirds of the plant’s workers were undocumented. It turned out the company itself was cranking out false social security cards.

Dec 22 07:48

US ‘disqualified itself from Middle East peace process,’ Abbas says on Paris visit

The US has “disqualified” itself from the Middle East peace process due to its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said in Paris on Friday. “

Dec 22 07:48

Palestinian factions call for third 'Friday of Rage' in continued protest against Trump

Palestinian political factions called upon Palestinians to take part in the third ‘Friday of Rage’ protests in rejection of the US President Donald Trump’s widely condemned policies in the region.

The mass protests expected on Friday are the third call by Palestinian factions for widespread protest since Trump announced his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital earlier this month, and his plans to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Since the announcement, Palestinians have protested nearly every day against Trump and the Israeli occupation in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza. Six Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in protests , while hundreds more have been injured.

Dec 22 07:47

Iran’s UN Envoy Lauds Defeat of US Quds Plan

Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations hailed the UN General Assembly’s rejection of US President's plan to recognize the city of al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of Israel, saying the Israeli occupation of Palestine remains at the heart of all Middle East conflicts.

Dec 22 07:44

Putin, Erdogan discuss creation of Palestinian state

Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday they both supported creating a Palestinian state, the Kremlin said the day after the U.N. rejected the decision by Washington to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

In a phonecall, the two leaders "discussed the situation of Middle East peace talks in the context of the resolution adopted by the U.N. General Assembly on the status of Jerusalem," the Kremlin said in a statement.

They "confirmed the mutual disposition to continue to assist in resolving the Palestine-Israeli conflict on the basis of international norms and realisation of the right of the Palestinian people to create an independent state," it said.

Dec 22 07:36

THE WORLD VETOS TRUMP

UN General Assembly votes 128-9 to declare US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “null and void”

Dec 22 07:30

UN is irrelevant, we will place our embassy in Jerusalem - Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley, the US permanent representative to the United Nations, stated that the US embassy will be open in Jerusalem, despite any decisions of the UN General Assembly.

She stated this before voting on this issue. According to Haley, America will place an embassy in Jerusalem, because it is the will of the American people.

Dec 22 07:27

US makes large contributions to UN, expects to be respected – Haley to UNGA

Haley’s threat of cutting aid did not stop 128 nations from voting in favor of the UNGA resolution calling for the US to reverse its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Still, some may have been convinced by the US envoy’s arguments. Apart from the US and Israel, seven more nations said 'no' to the motion, while 35 chose to abstain.

The overall outcome of the vote showed "dignity and sovereignty are not for sale," said Turkey's foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

Iran said the vote meant a global "NO" to US intimidation.

"A resounding global NO to Trump regime's thuggish intimidation at UN," Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Twitter.

Dec 22 07:25

Is an intifada starting in US Congress?

Last month members of Congress led by Minnesota’s Betty McCollum introduced House Bill 4391, the first in US history that calls for accountability and transparency for US aid to Israel.

Within a month of its introduction, 20 members of Congress have cosponsored a bill that focuses on Israeli violations of Palestinian children’s rights.

Thirty years ago, I witnessed an uprising in the occupied Palestinian territories. Today I feel I am witnessing one in the halls of Congress.

Dec 21 16:05

2 Years Ago Tonight: Front-Row Protester Disrupts Trump's Michigan Speech with "ISRAEL DID 9/11! FIVE JEWS ARRESTED ON 9/11 IN NEW JERSEY, NOT MUSLIMS."

Trump had been going around for weeks saying that Muslims were cheering on 9/11, so I had to set the record straight.

Dec 21 12:12

Anti-Israel protests in Berlin, by immigrants, dismay German officials

Protests against Israel, sparked by President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as its capital, are once again forcing Germany to weigh the value of free speech against the burden of its Nazi past.

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators have been burning Israeli flags in the center of Berlin while chanting anti-Semitic slogans threatening violence against Israelis. One protest Friday took place only 100 yards from the city’s somber Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, a reminder of Germany’s responsibility for the worst mass murder in history.

A few thousand protesters have taken part so far. Except for several arrests, German authorities have generally refrained from interfering, even as top officials said they were “ashamed” by “the evil face” of anti-Semitism on display.

Dec 21 11:53

‘30,000 Eritrean Christians Face Prison And Poverty In Israel’

International aid workers say nearly 30,000 Eritrean Christian refugees are struggling to survive in Israel and many may soon be moved to jail due to new government policies. "Next year the limited periods in the Holot detention center may, if the Israeli government is successful in its current negotiations, be replaced with indefinite periods in a real prison," warned Barnabas Fund, a Christian relief, and advocacy group.

Dec 21 11:51

Israel's Netanyahu calls U.N. 'house of lies' before Jerusalem vote

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the United Nations as a “house of lies” ahead of a vote on Thursday on a draft resolution calling on the United States to withdraw its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

“The State of Israel totally rejects this vote, even before (the resolution‘s) approval,” Netanyahu said in a speech at a hospital dedication in the port city of Ashdod.

Dec 21 11:41

VIDEO | Watch Nikki Haley’s VERY Aggressive Comments Threatening The United Nations This Morning…

Haley makes VERY aggressive remarks this morning threatening to pull funding from the UN over the Israel vote. Didn't seem to matter as the vote a few minutes ago was 128-9 against the U.S. decision.

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Dec 21 10:20

UN votes 128-9 to reject US decision on Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Dec 21 09:49

Trump commutes sentence of kosher meatpacking executive

President Donald Trump on Wednesday commuted the sentence of an Iowa kosher meatpacking executive who had been sentenced to 27 years in prison for money laundering, marking the first time he's used the presidential power.

The decision to intervene on behalf of Sholom Rubashkin, who ran the Iowa headquarters of a family business that was the country's largest kosher meat-processing company, came at the urging of numerous members of Congress and a long list of high-ranking law enforcement officials, who argued the sentence was far too harsh for a first-time, nonviolent offender.

Dec 21 09:40

South Africa to downgrade diplomatic status in Israel

South Africa says it will downgrade its diplomatic status in Israel in response to the United States’ decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the Israeli regime’s “capital.”

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) Party announced the decision at a conference in Johannesburg late on Wednesday.

“The ANC’s National Conference, the highest decision making body of our organization, has unanimously resolved to immediately and unconditionally downgrade the South African Embassy in Israel to a liaison office,” the ruling party said in a statement.

The ANC said the resolution aimed to “give practical expression to the oppressed people of Palestine,” and “will send a clear message to Israel that there is a price to pay for its human rights abuses and violations of international law.”

Dec 21 09:38

WHITE HOUSE BLACKMAILS THE WORLD

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday cautioned he could slash funding to countries that support a UN General Assembly resolution on Thursday that seeks to annul the United States’ recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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