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Oct 10 11:30

It's The LAW: Moscow rejects notion of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan

Two days after Netanyahu said Putin understands the territory’s importance for Israel, Russian FM says any change of status would violate UN resolution.

Oct 10 10:11

Ocasio-Cortez and other new Dems ‘need to be educated’ on Israel, says Rep. Eliot Engel

Eliot Engel, the Democratic congressman whose New York district neighbors that of rising star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, said last night that Ocasio-Cortez and three other progressive Democrats “need to be educated” to support Israel.

“We are going to continue to work in Congress to make sure that we have overwhelming support for Israel on both sides of the aisle,” Engel told a White Plains, NY, synagogue audience gathered by the Israel lobby group AIPAC. “I know there was an interesting story in the New York Times today. I am certainly cognizant of the fact that people who are coming in as far as I’m concerned on the Democratic side, will be educated and need to be educated. But we have overwhelming support for Israel in the Congress. And… it will continue that way. We will maintain it that way.”

Oct 10 10:09

For Zionists, the ‘two state solution’ has always meant more ethnic cleansing

A Palestinian state has always been a fiction for Zionists. Therefore, the notion of partition in any form of historical Palestine was only ever endorsed by Zionists as a political-diplomatic means towards overtaking more territory and dispossessing more Palestinians.

To demonstrate this, I shall first go back to an early partition plan – that of the British Royal Peel Commission of 1937, to gradually reach our present day.

Oct 10 10:07

Benjamin Netanyahu Is No Friend to America

Netanyahu specializes in selling danger to the American people. This is an art he has practiced on numerous occasions, whether it be at the gatherings of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), his many appearances before the U.S. Congress, at televised events or during the general debate in the United Nations General Assembly, an annual gathering of global leaders and diplomats where each nation’s representative is provided the opportunity to address counterparts and the world on issues he or she deems to be of particular import.

Bibi (as he is known, affectionately or otherwise) delivered his latest address to the General Assembly on Sept. 27. Like others he had delivered previously, this one was a tour de force of angst, fear and anger with a nearly singular focus on the issue that has seized Netanyahu for more than two decades—Iran and its alleged nuclear weapons program.

Oct 10 10:02

Israel will continue Syria strikes despite S-300, Netanyahu tells Moscow

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he told Russia’s vice premier in talks on Tuesday that Israel must continue to hit hostile targets in neighboring Syria, despite Moscow’s decision to equip Damascus with advanced air defense missiles.

Netanyahu said at a press conference that he told Maxim Akimov in talks in Jerusalem that Israel would continue to fight what it says are Iranian attempts to entrench itself militarily in Syria and channel advanced weaponry to its Lebanese ally, the Hezbollah terror group.

Despite the delivery of the S-300 air defense systems to the Syrian military, Israel was committed as a matter of self-defense to continue its “legitimate activity in Syria against Iran and its proxies, which state their intention to destroy us,” Netanyahu said.

Oct 10 09:59

11 Palestinians wounded during Gaza fishing boat protest

Eleven Palestinian protesters were wounded by Israeli fire during a protest along Gaza's coast on Monday, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.

Protesters were marking the 12 years since Israel imposed a blocked on the Gaza Strip. Several boats joined the protest, as those on land burned tires and threw stones over the border with Israel. Israeli forces responded with teargas and live fire.

Oct 10 09:59

For Palestinians, America Was Never an Honest Broker

The Trump administration’s policies don’t represent a radical shift. The White House has simply abandoned the facade of neutrality and rubber-stamped the Israeli government’s agenda.

Oct 10 09:46

Israel MK called ‘war-monger’ and ‘devil’ at EU Parliament

Chairman of Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee at the Israeli Knesset Avi Dichter was described on Monday as a “warmonger” and “war criminal” at the EU Parliament, international and Israeli news agencies reported.

Dichter was there, Israeli media said, to speak about the two Israeli Jewish settlers who were killed in the occupied West Bank last week. However, he encountered a “severe wave of criticism”, Israeli media said.

Portuguese MEP Ana Gomes said that the president had been “honoured” to invite Dichter to address the EU Parliament, but she was “disgusted”.

“As head of the Shin Bet [Israel Security Agency], he masterminded the policy of targeted killings, in which many died in extrajudicial killings. He also initiated the racist nation-state bill, which I think makes Palestinian citizens of Arab origin second class citizens,” Gomes said.

Oct 10 09:45

Netanyahu: ‘Infiltrators’ don’t have same right to enter as Jews

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu renewed his attacks on non-Jewish “infiltrators” yesterday evening, speaking at a Likud conference in Tel Aviv.

According to Arutz Sheva, Netanyahu linked the new Jewish nation-state law to the issue of non-Jewish African migrants (“infiltrators”) and efforts made by his government to prevent their entry.

“The infiltrator problem is an extremely difficult and painful one. We need to ensure the welfare of those who are needy. It is inconceivable that a woman who lives on the fourth floor should not be able to leave her home because she’s afraid, and there are filth and crime in the stairwell,” he said.

Netanyahu claimed that the issue of non-Jewish migrants was “one of the reasons why I pushed the Nationality Law forward”, stating that the law “creates a balance for the claims that there are unlimited rights”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Israel thinks open borders are great for every nation ... except Israel.

Oct 10 09:44

Israel minister warns High Court of accepting petitions against Jewish nation-state law

Israeli Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked yesterday warned the Israeli High Court of Justice of accepting any of eight petitions filed against the controversial Jewish nation-state law, Israel’s Ynet News reported.

Shaked warned the High Court of Justice (HCJ) of interfering in the Basic Law, calling such action “foolish behaviour”.

Interference by the HCJ, Shaked said, “is dangerous”, adding: “In a democracy, the court is not part of [the process of writing] the constitution.”

She charged that if the HCJ looked into the nation-state law, this would undermine the state’s democratic foundations and the principle of the separation of powers.

Oct 10 09:43

Jewish settlers vandalise Palestinian cars in West Bank

Scores of Jewish settlers vandalised a dozen private vehicles in the Palestinian village of Karyout in the Israeli-occupied West Bank today, according to a local official.

“Settlers stormed the village, located south of Nablus, and slashed the tyres of several cars parked in the area before painting racist slogans on them,” Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official in charge of settlement affairs, told Anadolu Agency.

Jewish settlers, he added, had recently stepped up their attacks on Palestinian villages, since the region’s farmers are currently busy harvesting their olive crops.

Olive production – from an estimated 27 million olive trees – represents a primary source of income for over 100,000 Palestinian families in the West Bank.

Oct 10 09:43

Israel minister threatens coalition if Netanyahu indicted

Israel’s Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said yesterday that if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is indicted over corruption allegations, he cannot remain in office, reported the Times of Israel.

“A prime minister under indictment and after a hearing cannot function,” Kahlon said in an interview with Hadashot TV news.

Kahlon, who heads the Kulanu party, has previously said he would pull out of the coalition were Netanyahu to be indicted.

Netanyahu, meanwhile, has rebuffed rumours of an early election, saying he would be “happy” to see the current coalition government last until November 2019, when elections must take place.

Oct 10 09:42

About Netanyahu’s lies

The claims made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he stood at the UN podium regarding what he considered Iran’s violation of the nuclear agreement with the global super powers in 2015 are part of a series of claims that began after Netanyahu became prime minister in 2009. The claims have been ongoing and growing in frequency and fierceness, especially in light of the Iranian military concentration in Syria.

Every time Netanyahu comes to the United Nations General Assembly he carries an armful of documents, pictures and statements, to incite the international public opinion against Iran and its allies in the region. This time, Hezbollah was the focus of his evidence and claims, as he claimed there were precision rockets just a few kilometres from the Rafic Hariri International Airport, specifically under a stadium in the southern suburb of Beirut.

Oct 10 09:41

Facts & latest news on Gaza Great March of Return (periodically updated)

Since March 30, Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip — including families, women, and children — have gathered along the Israeli border to highlight their dispossession in 1948 and protest the growing humanitarian catastrophe.

Israeli forces have killed about 198 and injured 22,000 protesters, including women, children, disabled individuals, medics, and journalists, since the beginning of the Great Return March on Palestinian Land. Many have been shot in the back.

Oct 10 09:31

Breaking the Silence about Israel’s occupation of Hebron

“Whatever a soldier believes when they begin their military service, there is no way to behave ethically in the occupied territories,” he says. “It’s a system in which Palestinians are always treated as inferior, always viewed as the enemy, whoever they are.

“Every day the job is to inflict collective punishment. We were told explicitly that we were waging psychological war, that we were there to intimidate them.

“In the middle of the night we raided families’ homes, chosen randomly, waking up frightened children. We violently broke up Palestinian protests. I arrested Palestinians every day to ‘dry them out’ – to teach them a lesson, to make them understand who is boss.”

Oct 10 09:31

Israeli Prosecutor Reveals: Requests for Jail without Bail until End of Trial for Facebook Incitement Offenses – For Arab Suspects Only

The Israeli courts are keeping Arab political leader Raja Eghbaria in detention at least until 15 October; the prosecutor doesn’t deny existence of multiple errors in its translation of Eghbaria’s Arabic-language Facebook posts, but says ‘it doesn’t matter.’

An Israeli prosecutor revealed in court yesterday, 7 October 2018, that the state has only ever sought detention until the end of court proceedings for Arab suspects in online incitement to terror cases – but never for Jewish suspects.

Oct 10 09:30

East Jerusalem Palestinian Forced to Demolish Own Home

A Palestinian was forced to demolish his own home, on Monday, in the Beit Hanina neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, after receiving demolition threats from the Jerusalem municipality.

Ayman Naim Kawasbeh told Ma’an News Agency that he removed furniture and other belongings, and proceeded to demolish the home in which he had lived, along with his wife and six children, for a decade. The youngest child is three years old, while the oldest is 17.

Oct 10 09:25

Israeli Minister Demands Detained US Student Renounce BDS, Apologize

Still under detention in Israel after a failed attempt to visit, University of Florida student and US citizen Lara Alqasem’s tentative links to the BDS movement have made her a major target for Israel’s far-right government.

Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan suggested that Alqasem could be released, and that he might even “consider” allowing her to visit Israel, if by Wednesday morning she publicly renouncing BDS in general as illegitimate and apologizes for “what she did.”

Enrolled as a master’s student at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, what Alqasem did was be the president of a sparsely attended chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine, and one, according to Facebook, attend a rally of as many as 19 people calling to boycott an Israeli brand of hummus.

Oct 10 09:24

Hundreds of academics, Jewish leaders demand Israel release U.S. student

Over 100 academics and Jewish professionals signed a petition demanding that Israeli authorities release a Palestinian-American student they have been detaining for nearly a week and let her enter the country to complete a Master’s degree the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Lara Alqasem, who had already been given a student visa and was accepted by Hebrew University, was detained upon arriving at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport last Tuesday. She was ordered deported for her alleged past membership in a student organization that advocates the boycott of Israel.

Oct 10 09:09

Al Jazeera denies Qatari emir censored Israel lobby film

Al Jazeera last week denied that Qatar’s ruler, Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, has censored its documentary, The Lobby – USA.

More than two years after filming began, the four-part documentary has never been aired. But details have leaked out, with The Electronic Intifada and the Grayzone Project releasing clips.

“The emir never contacted us, or anybody from his office, to tell us what to do, or not to do” about the film, Al Jazeera’s director general Mostefa Souag said, at a National Press Club luncheon in Washington on 2 October.

Al Jazeera in April denied the film had been censored, following a claim by the Zionist Organization of Ameri that it had persuaded the emir to cancel the film during a private audience in the capital Doha.

But Al Jazeera’s statement at the time pointedly failed to mention the emir.

Oct 10 09:00

How Israel spies on US citizens – The truths that won’t be heard

A never-shown Al Jazeera documentary on the pro-Israel lobby in the United States reveals possibly illegal Israeli spying on American citizens, and the lobby’s fear of a changing political mood.

Oct 10 08:07

Wasn't she supposed to serve US? Twitter unamused as IDF 'salutes' Haley for her support for Israel

A tweet from the IDF thanking Nikki Haley for her “unwavering support” for Israel has sparked an avalanche of snarky comments, with many pointing out that Haley was supposed to be the US, not Israeli, envoy to the UN.

Oct 10 05:17

Clear Majority of Israelis Oppose Accepting Refugees, Poll Says

A clear majority of Israelis oppose accepting refugees from war-torn countries into Israel, according to a new poll released on Wednesday by the Pew Research Institute. The poll included respondents from 18 different countries, and among the Israelis surveyed by it, 57 percent were against accepting refugees - more than in any other country included in the survey ... Among Israelis, 37 percent of the respondents said they support the idea. Only one other country included in the survey, Hungary, had a lower level of support for accepting refugees ... In the United States, 66 percent of those surveyed by Pew said they support taking refugees into the country, while 29 percent said they oppose ... The highest levels of support for accepting refugees were measured in Spain (86 percent), Germany (82 percent) and Sweden (81 percent).
Note: All this was planned! I don't even know what country I live in anymore!

Oct 10 05:11

Despite History of Israeli Espionage, Bill Would Force NASA Cooperation with Israel Space Agency

A bill that was passed by the U.S. Senate in early August and is currently under consideration by the House would mandate that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) work closely with the Israel Space Agency (ISA) despite the fact that such cooperation in the past was used by Israel to steal U.S. state secrets. The provision is tucked within the bill titled the "United States-Israel Security Authorization Act of 2018," which would also provide Israel with $38 billion in U.S. military aid over a ten-year period, the largest military aid package in U.S. history. MintPress News previously reported that this massive aid package translates into approximately $23,000 every year for every Israeli family.

Oct 09 13:43

Fun at the United Nations and in Congress: Israel Wins the Comedy Competition

The same creative thinking that produced the bomb with its lit fuse had come up with a different kind of delayed action joke that Bibi knew would confuse his audience before being revealed for what it was, trumping Trump’s attempt at humor, so to speak.

Netanyahu produced a series of large photos taken near Tehran by Israeli intelligence showing a wall and a gate. He said it was an Iranian “secret atomic warehouse for storing massive amounts of equipment and material for Iran’s secret nuclear weapons program.”

The audience gasped, clearly impressed by Bibi’s unexpected rollout of a hitherto unknown top secret installation, but the joke came the next day when it was revealed that the complex inside the wall actually contained a number of businesses, including a scrap metal dealership and a carpet cleaning service.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Premier Netanyahu, a word, please; your current attempted fakeout of the UN reminds me of the following phrase: to do something over and over again, in much the same way, yet expecting a different outcome, is a classic definition of insanity.

How in the name of logic did you expect to get away with this, and be believed by Ambassadors at the UN?!?

Oct 09 13:14

Israel detains American student at airport for five days over her political views, with little attention from U.S. press

Israel’s detention at its international airport of Lara Alqasem, 22, an American student holding a visa to study at Hebrew University, has gone on five days today. Reports from the Israeli media are that Alqasem, whose father is Palestinian, will get a hearing of her appeal of the deportation order— “within days,” her lawyers hope.

This is plainly a battle between liberal forces inside Israel and the rightwing government. The Israeli government is denying visitors to Alqasem and is determined to deport her for pro-boycott views that Alqasem has sought to distance herself from.

The Times of Israel reports today:

The Tel Aviv District Court on Sunday was set to schedule a hearing for an appeal against the deportation of a US student of Palestinian descent, who was denied entry into the country last week over her alleged support of the movement to boycott Israel.

Alqasem is raising money by crowdsource in order to fight the deportation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

An American kid, with a visa to study at Hebrew University?!?

Does any one of US Corporate presstitutes or members of the Israeli Knesset understand, even vaguely, just how lousy the optics of this detention are here for the country of Israel?!?

And Israel sells itself as "the only democracy in the Middle East"?!?

Give this detainee a break, here! Show yourself, as a government to be magnanimous, even if you hate the way she thinks, if you can.

And we have a companion story, also from antiwar.com: and bless Hebrew University for having the "male attributes" to have done this!

In a rare move, Hebrew University asks to join the appear for a US student detained by Israel

Oct 09 13:05

Israeli fire wounds 11 Palestinians at Gaza protest

Gaza's Health Ministry says 11 Palestinians have been wounded by Israeli gunfire in a protest along the territory's land and sea boundary with Israel.

Monday's beach demonstration was part of a half-year-long protest campaign by Gaza's Hamas rulers.

Protesters on fishing boats fixed Palestinian flags on a fence that extends into the Mediterranean. On land, other protesters briefly breached the frontier under the cover of smoke from flaming tires.

Israeli soldiers responded with tear gas and live fire.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This fight will be ongoing, and I fear, will only lead to one outcome; the ultimate genocide of the Palestinian people.

And the Islamic countries surrounding Israel will do nothing, because they understand fully that, with the US government's aid, Israel has nuclear weapons, and won't hesitate to use them.

Oct 09 12:43

US Envoy: Trump Peace Plan Focuses Heavily on Israeli Security

In a Monday interview with the Times of Israel, US special envoy Jason Greenblatt reported that the upcoming peace plan from President Trump will “be heavily focused on Israeli security needs,” but will try to be “fair” to the Palestinians.

He wasn’t very clear what this would entail, but said that “each side will find things in this plan that they don’t like.” That’s already largely the case, with neither Israeli nor Palestinian officials expecting much out of the talks, and Palestinian officials in particular believe the US is too biased to be taken seriously.

What the US is actually planning to propose is not at all clear, though a focus on Israeli needs likely means that Israeli demands that the Palestinians never have any control over their own borders will be a part of the proposal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump is raising on a busted flush here, even before he spells out the specifics of the deal.

Oct 09 12:30

RT: Top Trump aide colluded with Israel in 2016 election - report

On the federal grand jury indictment of Donald Trumps national security adviser, Flynn, and Mueller clearly stated the foreign power that colluded with the Trump team was not Russia, China, or Britain, it was Israel. And that was well over a year ago! See also: Muller Names Trump's Foreign colluding Power Israel, by Wayne Madsen.

Oct 09 11:05

Home \Daily NewsIsrael arrests 500 Palestinians over Facebook posts

Israel arrested 500 Palestinians, including women, children and MPs, over their social media posts, the Palestine Center for Prisoners Studies reported.

The center’s spokesman Riyadh Al-Ashqar said that the Israeli authorities began arresting Palestinians for their social media posts since the start of the Jerusalem Intifada claiming such uploads incite terror against Israel.

Israel is using its recently formed “Cyber Unit” to monitor Palestinian social media posts, he said.

This unit, Al-Ashqar said, classifies any Facebook post that glorifies Palestinian martyrs, discloses Israeli crimes, and supports resistance as “incitement of terror”.

Oct 09 10:06

Nobel Prize Winner Supports BDS Movement For Palestinian Rights, Ending Military Aid to Israel

A Nobel Prize has been awarded to George P. Smith, a renowned scientist and longtime advocate for Palestinian rights who supports the BDS movement and has called for an end to US military aid to Israel. The BDS movement congratulates Professor Smith.

Oct 09 10:05

Israeli soldier gives 74-year-old Palestinian woman water then shoots her in the head

During the Israeli bombardment and shelling of the Gaza Strip last summer, an Israeli soldier approached a 74-year-old Palestinian woman Ghalya Abu-Rida to give her a sip of water. He gave her the water, took a photo with her and then he shot her in the head from a distance of one metre. He then watched as she bled to death, the Palestine Information Centre reported.

This is how Ahmad Qdeh, a journalist in Al-Aqsa TV, described the scene that he witnessed during the latest Israeli aggression. The spokesman of the Israeli army, Avichay Adraee, shared the photo of an Israeli soldier holding the water bottle and helping the old woman drink as an example of the “humanity” of the Israeli army towards the civilians in the Gaza Strip.

Oct 09 09:05

CHINESE SPY CHIP HOAX

Recently, a story about a special chip “the size of a grain of rice” that China allegedly put in countless electronic items to spy on everyone made the MSM rounds. Perhaps a few dolts in alt media also ran this. I have been thinking of a perfect way to debunk this crap. I have it.

If this spy chip is in your iPhone, then whoever produced the story will have it identified and be able to tell you the part designation and where it is on the circuit board. A part “the size of a grain of rice” is an ENORMOUS part for an iPhone; all parts except for the main processor are smaller than a grain of rice, and a grain of rice is much thicker than any circuit board in an iPhone, so it ought to be pretty easy to find. But you won’t find it because the story is a hoax.

Oct 09 09:04

ISRAEL’S ILLEGAL NUMBERS GAME

I never really understood the ‘numbers game‘ in the States, but the following one is pretty easy to understand

Oct 09 05:37

Israel's Left-Wing Camp Tries to Oust Netanyahu Using Corruption Probes

(*Another Biggest Victim , oddly enough)

Oct 09 05:03

US Occupied by Zionists

>>>Zionist lobbies are very influential in American politics to the extent that any American politician has to seek approval from the lobby in order to have a chance of being elected.

>>>

(*so we just pooch it off to liberals influencing and controlling everything)

Oct 09 03:31

AUSTRIA'S KURTZ TO NETANYAHU: I'M COMMITTED TO FIGHTING ANTISEMITISM

A meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz in New York on Wednesday evening further confirmed the latter's commitment to battling all forms of antisemitism. The conversation took place at a reception hosted by Ronald Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress ... The chancellor briefed Netanyahu on the steps taken by the Austrian government and parliament to reflect their appreciation of the Jewish community, the memory of the Holocaust and the struggle against antisemitism, including the closure of the journal Die Aula, which is associated with the far-right Freedom Party of Austria. The chancellor said Austria is committed to fighting antisemitism, not only in its own country but throughout Europe ...
Note: "battling all forms of antisemitism" including the truth!

Oct 09 03:26

At Yad Vashem, Merkel says Germany has ‘everlasting’ duty to fight anti-Semitism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel continued her 24-hour visit to Israel on Thursday with a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem, and said Germany bore an "everlasting responsibility" to remember the tragedy and oppose anti-Semitism ... "From this comes the everlasting responsibility of Germany to remember this crime and to oppose anti-Semitism, xenophobia, hatred and violence." Later on Thursday, Merkel was meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin, and will also receive an honorary doctorate from Haifa University. Merkel, who is accompanied by much of her cabinet, a large business delegation and her new czar for combating anti-Semitism, arrived in Israel on Wednesday night ...
Note: Bet she didn't visit Gaza! This anti-semitism montra is wearing a little thin!

Oct 08 14:49

After 70 years of abuse, a definition of anti-Palestinian racism

Stuart Littlewood highlights a newly-published definition of anti-Palestinian racism, and an authoritative study which shows the extent of the disinformation campaign behind the claims of “anti-Semitism” in the UK Labour Party. >>

Oct 08 12:53

Netanyahu says army prepping for possible military campaign against Gaza 

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly informed his cabinet that the army is preparing for a possible military campaign against the blockaded Gaza Strip in case the situation was not improved, according to Israeli media.

“If the reality of civil distress in Gaza is diminished, that is desirable, but that is not certain to happen, and so we are preparing militarily — that is not an empty statement,” Netanyahu said.

For the past six months, Palestinians have been protesting on the border of Gaza as part of the “Great Return March” in which 190 Palestinians have been killed, 64 of whom were killed on the day the US moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Oct 08 08:54

‘Trump will only accelerate the creation of a new political movement in Palestine’: Nidal al-Azza on the impact of US policy towards Palestine

Nidal al-Azza, 50, is a Palestinian activist and the director of a local organization that works with Palestinian residency and refugee rights. Al-Azza is a Palestinian refugee himself, and was born and raised in a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, where he still lives. He has a Master’s degree in Human Rights Law from Columbia University in New York.

Like many other activists and community leaders in the West Bank, al-Azza has been dealing with the repercussions of the Trump administration’s foreign policy in the region, specifically the massive cuts to Palestinian aid and policy changes over the course of the past year.

Oct 08 08:44

Christian Zionists Target US Aid to Palestinian Authority

A few days ago, We Hold These Truths posted a podcast entitled “Christian Zionism is a War Based Religion,” which includes a discussion on the so-called “just war” theological doctrine often used by Christian leaders to justify their support for US wars.

I am referring, of course, to Christian leaders such as John Hagee, of Christians United for Israel, or CUFI.

Back in 2003, Hagee supported the US war in Iraq, and even later, after it became glaringly apparent there never had been any weapons of mass destruction and that Bush had lied about the war, he continued to be a vocal supporter of the US aggression.

“Christian Zionism is a war based, political religion wrapped around the notion that the modern state of Israel is a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy,” reads the podcast description put up by We Hold These Truths. You can go here to listen to the podcast. It’s a fairly interesting discussion.

Oct 08 08:21

“There’s no such thing as a Palestinian.” Sheldon Adelson

“Adelson’s activities in buying politicians reflect what he believes, he reportedly having said that “there’s no such thing as a Palestinian.” Nor does his world view include much concern for the country that has sheltered him and made him wealthy. He served in the US Army in World War 2 and has said that he regrets having done so, as he would rather have worn an Israeli army uniform. He also expressed his desire that his son might become an Israeli Army sniper.”

Oct 08 08:13

Criticism Of Israeli Policy Is Not Anti-Semitic

I was provoked to write this discussion of what is and what isn’t anti-Semitism by an article in Ha’aretz on the “controversy” created by the awarding of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to George P. Smith. According to the reporting, Smith is not only a brilliant scientist whose work has helped lead to the creation of new drugs that can treat cancer and a range of autoimmune diseases, he is also an outspoken supporter of Palestinian rights and a critic of Israeli policies.

The Ha’aretz piece notes that Smith has long been “a target of pro-Israel groups” and is listed on “the controversial Canary Mission website”—used by supporters of Israel to harass and silence critics.

Oct 07 10:37

ISRAEL SLASHES GAZA FISHING ZONE BY 33% IN RETALIATION FOR WEEKLY PROTESTS

The offshore area where Gazans are allowed to fish has been reduced by Tel Aviv to six nautical miles, in retaliation to the violence during weekly border protests, amid heightening tensions between Israelis and Palestinians.
Tightening Israel’s economic blockade of the Gaza Strip, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman ordered the reduction of the Palestinian offshore fishing zone from nine nautical miles to six. The drastic measure was taken in response to the ongoing Great March of Return riots and to sea protests, in which Palestinian boats sail up to the maritime boundary between Israel and the coastal Palestinian enclave.

“The defense minister’s decision was made following the violent rioting over the weekend near the [security] fence and attempts to harm IDF forces and launch confrontational flotillas at the maritime border,” said a statement issued by the ministry.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to politely remind Israel's Prime Minister, the IDF, Shin Bet, and the Knesset, that such mass punishment is considered a war crime, under the Geneva Conventions.

And I would like to also politely remind these individuals and groups within Israel, that if the decision is made to turn Gaza into your own personal shooting gallery as punishment for the Palestinians' expressing their desire for The Right of Return (enshrined by Israel's first Government), the world collectively may be thoroughly convinced that BDS is the only way to stop Israel's bad behaviour, is by swiftly paralyzing Israel's economy.

Do please consider that, because the hour of such a decision may not be terribly far away.

Oct 07 10:27

States can’t punish businesses for boycotting Israel, federal judge in Arizona says

Mikkel Jordahl, alawyer in Sedona, Ariz., can now choose to buy a different brand of printers.

No longer must he stick with Hewlett-Packard technology for fear of losing his contract with the state. For 12 years, he has provided legal advice to inmates in the Coconino County Detention Facility.

In his personal life, he avoids companies he considers complicit in Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories. His aim had been to extend his boycott to his one-person law office — for instance, refusing to purchase from Hewlett-Packard because its information technology services are used at Israeli checkpoints in the West Bank.

Oct 07 10:19

FLASHBACK - Firmly Controlled By AIPAC US President and US Congress Neglect American Interests Over Israel's

Oct 07 10:18

FLASHBACK - How AIPAC controlled the USA congress . THIS IS NOT DEMOCARACY AT ALL MY AMERICAN FRIENDS

Oct 07 10:17

FLASHBACK - Ex Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney speaks out about AIPAC

Oct 07 10:14

For Zionists, the ‘two state solution’ has always meant more ethnic cleansing

A Palestinian state has always been a fiction for Zionists. Therefore, the notion of partition in any form of historical Palestine was only ever endorsed by Zionists as a political-diplomatic means towards overtaking more territory and dispossessing more Palestinians.

Oct 07 10:13

Wife of Israeli prime minister Netanyahu goes on trial for fraud

Reuters reports Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, appeared in court on Sunday for the first hearing in the fraud trial against her, in which she is alleged to have misused state funds in ordering catered meals.

According to the indictment filed in June, Sara Netanyahu, along with a government employee, fraudulently obtained from the state more than $100,000 for hundreds of meals supplied by restaurants, bypassing regulations that prohibit the practice if a cook is employed at home.

Netanyahu denies any wrongdoing.

She was charged in June with fraud and breach of trust and of aggravated fraudulent receipt of goods. If convicted, Sara Netanyahu could face up to five years in prison.

Looking tense as she walked into Sunday’s hearing, she made no comment to reporters and sat on a bench behind her lawyers. Israeli media reports said the session would deal with procedural matters.

Oct 07 10:12

US to Supply More F-35s to Israel to Offset S-300 Systems in Syria – Report

On Tuesday, Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Moscow had delivered S-300 missile systems to Syria to increase the security of Russian military personnel in the Arab country.

An additional shipment of US F-35 stealth planes will be supplied to Israel under President Trump's order, in retaliation to Syria’s recent acquisition of Russian S-300 missile defense batteries, according to the Israeli news website Debka.

Washington also notified Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that the first US F-35 squadron would soon be deployed at Al Dhafra Air base 32 kilometers south of UAE's capital Abu Dhabi.

Oct 07 10:11

Israeli forces killed at least 44 children in 40 weeks

Israeli forces killed three Palestinian boys, aged 11 - 15, since last Friday. These fatalities come in a year that has seen Israeli forces kill at least one Palestinian child per week on average, with the majority of these occurring in the context of protests in the Gaza Strip.

Ahmad Samir Harb Abu Habil, 15, died on October 3 after being struck in the head by a tear gas canister. Two further children, 14-year-old Mohammed Nayef Yousef al-Houm and 11-year-old Nasser Azmi Khalil Musbeh were killed by live ammunition on September 28.

Oct 07 10:10

This is What Treason Looks Like

Oct 07 08:15

Video: This is What Treason Looks Like

I keep hearing that Israhell is our most important ally . Can anyone tell me why??

Oct 07 07:40

Video: Ex Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney speaks out about AIPAC

Watch this important 10 min: 46 sec. video to know of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee -- AIPAC continued mandatory demand that all U.S. Congressional Representatives pledge: - that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, to Israel's military superiority and that they vote for funding of Israel. Ms.McKinney affirms that the Jewish Anti-defamation League assisted in the political tactic of redistricting, which caused her to lose her re-election bid to Congress.

Oct 07 07:37

AIPAC 101 — What Every American Should Know

The photographs and video clips included in this video are used under the Fair Use provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Oct 07 07:27

Video: The Death of American Democracy

The collapses of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre, on September 11, 2001, were the most frightening images that I have ever seen, up until May 24th, 2011, when Binyamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of the United States Congress and received 29 standing ovations, along with many other outbursts of sycophantic applause.
It was the final nail in a coffin, the construction of which began long ago, and in it all remaining vestiges of democracy were joyfully laid to rest—by those sworn to protect it—as it became clear that the United States was now controlled by Enemies Inside its Gates.
Note: Anthony Charles Ashton Lawson passed away on the 8th of January, 2015 in Phuket, Thailand, at the age of 79 due to colon cancer. He was a class act right to the end!

Oct 07 06:43

CONFIRMED: U.S THREATENS FIRST STRIKE ON RUSSIA – MAJOR

Washington’s envoy to NATO said on Tuesday October 2nd, that Russia must halt its covert development of an effective cruise missile system or the United States will destroy it before it becomes operational, the definition of a ‘first strike’.

Although Moscow has consistently shown that it is not in breach of the Cold War treaty, the INF Treaty, the United States still wants its public to believe that Russia is developing a ground-launched system that could allow Russia to launch a nuclear strike on Europe at short notice

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(*this might be a good time to take another scrutinizing look at Trump's Tax Return , spend some time on that , keep the media circus going , then have a progressive news anchor of the Democrat controlled corporate media , show us another flawless document , so to chalk up another big win for the P.O.T.U.S. , for the sake of putting REAL back into the NEWS Cycle )

Oct 07 03:44

Negotiation With US and Israel Is for Suckers

PLO Learned Bitter Oslo Lesson: Negotiation With US and Israel Is for Suckers

The actual reality in Palestine today is a direct result of the Oslo Accords and is precisely what Israel had always wanted: deeper and more entrenched Israeli control over the lives, land and resources in Palestine, while maintaining the appearance of a peace process, for the failure of which the Palestinians are to blame.

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Oct 07 02:47

TWO KILLED, ONE WOUNDED IN A TERROR SHOOTING IN THE WEST BANK

(*Progress on a Daily Basis since Trump first announced that he would change Jerusalem into The Capital of Israel )

Oct 06 11:26

Israel pounds Gaza in ‘retaliation’ as 3 Palestinians killed, 370+ injured in border clashes (VIDEO)

At least three people, including a 12-year-old, were killed by Israeli troops as some 20,000 Palestinians rallied at the Gaza border. Amid the clashes, the IAF struck ‘terrorist targets’ in retaliation for border breach attempts.

Thousands of Palestinian activists assembled near the Gazan-Israeli border, with some trying to breach the fence amid a heavy Israeli security presence, burning tires and throwing incendiary devices at the IDF soldiers. The crowd was, once again, met with a crackdown by the Israeli forces who used live bullets, rubber ammunition and tear gas to drive the crowd back.

Oct 06 10:36

Palestinian child fatalities spike during Gaza protests

Three Palestinians, including a child, were shot and killed by Israeli occupation forces during Great March of Return protests in Gaza on Friday.

Faris Hafiz al-Sarsawi, 13, died after he was shot in the chest during mass protests east of Gaza City.

Mahmoud Akram Muhammad Abu Samaan, 23, was also fatally wounded by live fire to the chest east of Gaza City.

In Khan Younis, Muhammad Fathi Hussein Muhsin al-Raqab, 18, died after he was shot in the stomach by an Israeli army sniper.

Two Palestinians were killed in Gaza’s eastern and northern perimeters earlier in the week.

Oct 06 09:52

US to send Israel more F-35s after Moscow supplies S-300s to Syria – reports

The US will reportedly provide Israel with more F-35s after Russia supplied Syria with S-300 missile systems. Moscow’s move came in response to the downing of a Russian military plane, which it partly blamed on Israel.

US President Donald Trump decided to lend a hand to America’s most devoted ally following consultations at the “highest administration and military levels,” DEBKAfile, a military intelligence news site, said to have ties with the Israeli security services, reported.

Oct 06 09:03

New Law Endangers U.S. Assistance to Palestinian Authority Security Forces

A new law signed this week by U.S. President Donald Trump raises the likelihood that America will end its financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority’s security forces.

Law gives American courts jurisdiction to seize assets from any entity that receives foreign assistance from the U.S.

Legislation exposes PA to potential lawsuits over past terrorism and could even lead it to bankruptcy

Oct 06 02:12

The Best Government Money Can Buy

In America’s corrupt political culture, a monster like Sheldon Adelson can buy both a White House and Congress on behalf of a foreign government for a paltry $150 million or so. It is a reasonable investment for him given his views, as through him Israel is able to control a large slice of American foreign policy while also receiving billions of dollars each year from the US Treasury. And for those who think it would be different if the Democrats were in charge, think again. The Democrats have their own Adelson. His name is Haim Saban, an Israeli-American media magnate who has said he is a “one issue guy and my issue is Israel.” He is also the largest individual contributor to the Democratic Party.

Oct 05 11:41

Trump’s March to War with Iran

War with Iran would be a painful and pointless disaster. It would make the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan look like warm-up acts. It would cost trillions of dollars, kill tens of thousands of people and destabilize an already volatile region. It would trigger a global recession as oil prices spike and uncertainty collapses markets. It would also drive the spread of nuclear weapons and increase the risk of nuclear weapons use.

War would not in any conceivable scenario lead to the establishment of a popular, democratic, and pro-Western government in Iran. With war would come chaos. If the current regime were to fall, the power would pass not to demonstrators in the streets but to those with the guns—the Revolutionary Guard. In all likelihood, war would bring to power a more virulent, more dictatorial, and more anti-American regime than the current one in Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why is President Trump making these moves right now?!?

Because it was a promise given to both Sheldon Adelson, the man who owns Middle East Foreign policy, due to giving President Trump maximum financial support possible, and his other BFF in the Middle East, Prime Minister Netanyahu, along with the promise to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Unfortunately, President Trump is no master military strategist, and he keeps on drinking the grade-A koolaid from his military advisers, that this would actually be a winnable war.

And the question which should keep some people in the bowels of power in DC awake at night is this; if President Trump goes into Iran, what will Russia, its long time friend and trading partner do?!?

My suggestion is that just as it has for Syria, Russia will assist Iran militarily against the US; so just how does that change the equation???

And we also have a companion piece here, also from globalresearch. Taking a page out of the Hussein/Bush playback, and here it comes:Illegal sanctions: Pompeo arranges mass-starvation of the Iranian People

Oct 05 10:37

Israel to construct 14,864 new settler units in occupied West Bank

Israeli officials have reportedly approved plans for the construction of 14,864 new settler units in the occupied West Bank irrespective of international outcry against the regime’s land expropriation and settlement expansion policies in the Palestinian territories.

Mayor of the Gush Etzion Regional Council, Shlomo Ne'eman, said on Thursday that the construction of the new units will triple the number of settler population in the area, which lies directly south of Jerusalem al-Quds and Bethlehem in the central West Bank.

Oct 05 09:34

US takes Israel’s interests into account, Israelis say overwhelmingly– while Germans, French, Brits and Russians feel left out

A new Pew Research Center poll of global attitudes says that while most countries see the U.S. as not considering their country’s interests in foreign policy decisions, far and away the people of one country regard the U.S. as taking their country’s interest into account. Israel!

Eighty-six percent of Israelis say that the U.S. takes their country’s interests into account. That is a far larger percentage than any other country surveyed–

Across the 25 countries where the question was asked, a median of just 28% say the U.S. takes their country’s interests into account when making international decisions. In fact, majorities across Europe, and in neighboring Canada and Mexico, say that the U.S. does not take into account their interests when making foreign policy.

Oct 05 09:34

‘It’s us or them,’ Netanyahu’s party says of Palestinians and Africans in race-baiting ads

“It’s us or them”, says a new election poster by Likud, suggesting that Jaffa can be either a “Hebrew city” or one taken over by the “Islamist movement”. “Only the Likud – the right of Tel-Aviv-Jaffa” it says at the bottom. There is a second version of the ad where “they” are African refugees, labelled as “infiltrators”, as Israelis from both right and left of the political spectrum like to call them (photo in Facebook post by David Sheen).

This is a municipal election racial bating campaign. Municipal elections in Israel, which take place every five years, are set for the end of the month.

Oct 05 09:33

In Gaza, hospitals run short on fuel while Israel tightens requirements for medical transfers

Hanan al-Khoudari resorted to Facebook in a cry for help when Israeli authorities rejected her request to accompany her three-year-old son, Louay, suffering from aggressive soft tissue sarcoma, to his chemotherapy treatment in East Jerusalem. Israeli authorities then justified their decision based on a vague claim that one of Hannan’s relatives is a “Hamas operative.” Even if an explanation is offered, denying gravely ill Palestinians from receiving life-saving treatment remains an immoral and illegal act.

Oct 05 09:04

Jewish Lesson on Racism

The JVL (Jewish Voice for Labour), a pro Corbyn racially exclusive Jews-only cell that does not accept non Jews into its ranks, is attempting to teach us about racism and anti Semitism.

Oct 05 08:52

Ohio Billboard Protests US Aid to Israel

If Americans Knew erects billboards around the United States to tell Americans how much of their money goes to Israel,as U.S. media rarely reports this.
For example, legislation before Congress, today, will give Israel $38 billion over the next 10 years – the largest military aid package in U.S. history – yet, no U.S. mainstream media have told Americans that this bill even exists.
Note: Shame, shame, shame.

Oct 05 08:48

Netanyahu questioned over corruption for 12th time

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is today being questioned for the 12th time over two cases of corruption.

Today’s questioning is related to two cases dubbed Case 1000 and Case 2000 respectively. In Case 1000, Netanyahu stands accused of accepting lavish gifts from two influential businessmen in return for favourable legislation and personal favours. In Case 2000, Netanyahu is being investigated for promising Arnon Mozes – the owner of Israeli newspaper Yedioth Aronoth – that he would curtail the circulation of Israel Hayom, Mozes’ main competitor publication, in return for favourable coverage of him and his policies.

Early this morning, investigators from the Israeli police’s Lahav 433 – an anti-fraud unit similar to the US’ FBI – arrived at Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem. Numerous protesters gathered outside the residence with a banner bearing Netanyahu’s face and the words “crime minister”, Ynet reported.

Oct 05 08:48

Israeli forces kill 7 Palestinians (including 2 teens & 12 year old), injure 509, in Gaza

Seven Palestinians, including two children, shot dead by Israeli soldiers on Friday during the Gaza border protests were laid to rest on Saturday in their hometowns across Gaza, reported WAFA correspondent.
Note: Where are all the peace loving Jews?

Oct 05 08:47

Israel Launches Internet “Command Center” to Monitor Social Media

Many social media users have no doubt noticed a massive, coordinated censorship campaign in recent months. Many in the alternative media blame it on “The Left” trying to prevent their political opponents from influencing public discourse. But the video above indicates that a major driving force behind these free speech-stifling activities is, in fact, the Israeli government.

Oct 05 08:46

Shutting Down Free Speech in America: Government and Lobbyists Work Together to Destroy the First Amendment

The ADL, with its $64 million operating budget, is in the forefront of limiting free speech, thus limiting information available to Americans and narrowing governmental policy options… Some organizations critical of US and Israeli policies have seen their gmail and Facebook pages shut down…

Oct 05 08:44

San Francisco Jewish Community Federation supports shadowy blacklist targeting students

A shadowy website called Canary Mission targets student supporters of Palestinian rights, posting more than 1,000 dossiers meant to harm students’ job prospects, and used in interrogations by Israeli officials. The Forward reports that a secret supporter is the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, which has assets of over $800 million and is one of the most powerful Jewish federations in the U.S
Note: Assets of over $800 million!!!

Oct 05 07:57

Gaza “laboratory” boosts profits of Israel’s war industry

Gaza functions as a live testing area for Israeli weapons manufacturers

After exploring the vast surveillance regime along the US-Mexico border and finding Israeli systems installed at every turn, the author Todd Miller and I were drawn to investigate Israel as the largest homeland security industry in the world. Israel’s arms industry is twice the size of its US counterpart in exports per capita and employs a percentage of the national workforce double that of the US or France, two of the top global arms exporters.

During our 2016 trip, it didn’t take us long to zero in on some of Israel’s most enterprising industrialists who told us how they do it while controlling an area roughly the size of New Jersey.

Oct 05 01:24

With Little Left to Lose, Gaza’s Great Return March Protesters Ramp Up Their Resistance

(*"what do you have to lose ?"
2016 Presidential Candidate Trump
to Black voters
)

Oct 04 13:02

US Says Palestine Not a State

US Says Palestine Not a State, Withdraws From a Protocol of Vienna Convention

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States will withdraw from the optional protocol on disputes of the Vienna convention, National Security Adviser John Bolton said during a press briefing on Wednesday.

"I am announcing that the President has decided that the United States will withdraw from the optional protocol and dispute resolution to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations," Bolton told reporters.

(*the circus is over , all right . it sure sounds like he's folding up the tent , and starting up the buses , on the Palestinians )

Oct 04 12:32

U.S. terminates 1955 Treaty of Amity with Iran:

Secretary of State Pompeo said Wednesday that the United States is terminating the Treaty of Amity reached with Iran in pre-revolutionary days, calling it an “absolute absurdity” given the tensions between the two countries.

The impetus for the United States tearing up the treaty was a decision earlier Wednesday in the International Court of Justice, which ordered the Trump administration to lift some sanctions on Iran. The top U.N. court, which is in The Hague, does not have the power to enforce its decisions, which are usually ignored by the United States anyway.

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(*WASHINGTON POST
I had to go over the wall for this one )

Oct 04 11:26

Any US/israeli strike on Russian S-300 systems in Syria could trigger World War 3

Any attempt by the United States to take out Russian S-300 systems would lead to a larger military confrontation between the two nuclear powers, says an analyst.

Oct 04 09:46

NEW IMAGE ~~ ISRAEL GOT NO TALENT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu got low scores at the UN for his speech attacking Iran and pointing to secret nuclear sites. When will he get voted off the show?

Oct 04 09:46

Smear and Shekels

Haaretz reveals today that Canary Mission a Hasbara defamation outlet that was established to “spread fear among undergraduate activists, posting more than a thousand political dossiers on student supporters of Palestinian rights,” is funded by one of the largest Jewish charities in the U.S.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That actually fits the definition of terrorism as set forth in the USAPATRIOT Act!

Oct 04 09:33

"The Problem In The Middle East Began With The Creation Of The State Of Israel" Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad

Oct 04 07:59

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – OCTOBER 4, 2018: ISRAELI MINISTER SAYS F-35 JETS TO BE USED AGAINST S-300

ISIS executed another civilian hostage captured by the terrorist group during the July 25 attack on the government-controlled area in eastern al-Suwayda. A 25-yo Tharawat al-Fadel Abu Amar was killed by two shots in the head, according to a video released by ISIS.

The terrorist group also demanded the Syrian Army to stop its anti-ISIS operation in the area of al-Safa in southern Syria and two release several female members of the terrorist group from prisons.

According to pro-government sources, ISIS is holding about 28 people, mostly women and children, captured during the July 25 attack.

Despite ISIS demands, it’s unlikely that the Syrian Army will abandon its efforts to clear the al-Safa pocket from ISIS members because this decision would mean that the terrorist threat will remain in southern Syria without any chances to be eliminated. According to photos and videos appearing online, the advance is ongoing.

Oct 04 07:45

Israel lays siege to Palestinian Bedouin village ahead of demolition

The Israeli military has laid siege to a Palestinian Bedouin village it plans to demolish, two days after the regime’s evacuation deadline for the residents expired.

Large numbers of Israeli forces surrounded Khan al-Ahmar, located east of te occupied Jerusalem al-Quds, on Wednesday morning, the Palestinian Information Center news website and network reported.

“Several military vehicles have arrived in the village since the early morning hours and surrounded the Bedouin community,” it said, citing locals.

Oct 04 07:42

Israel can’t stop operations in Syria even though Damascus now has S-300s

Israel cannot give up operations in Syria even though Russia has supplied air defense systems S-300 to that country, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman told the public broadcaster Kan in an interview on Wednesday.

"I cannot say that we are happy about the presence of S-300 [in Syria - TASS], but at the same time this is a situation where we have no way out, where we have no opportunity to make decisions," Lieberman said. "In any case, we are not looking for adventures. We merely protect our vital interests. Regrettably, we are in a situation where we cannot afford any compromises concerning our security interests."

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(*getting rid of social security and medicare might be unavoidable sacrifice , at this juncture )

Oct 04 07:38

Israeli Minister: S-300 Systems 'Cannot Detect Our Stealth Fighters'

Israeli stealth fighters will be able to avoid being hit by the S-300 missile systems that have just been supplied to Syria by Russia and can possibly destroy them right on the ground, an Israeli official said.

“You know that we have stealth fighters, the best planes in the world. These batteries are not even able to detect them," Tzachi Hanegbi, the country's regional cooperation minister and a non-voting member of its security cabinet, said on Wednesday, referring to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighters that Israel has been getting from the US.

"The operational abilities of the air force are such that those (S-300) batteries really do not constrain the air force's abilities to act," Hanegbi told Israel's Army Radio.

On Tuesday, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Moscow had delivered S-300 missile systems to Syria in order to increase the security of Russian military personnel in the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The real unknown, and the primal nightmare, for American and Israeli military is, what if these S-300s are equipped to successfully detect stealth technology?!?

Oct 04 07:31

FLORES: Is Russia Playing S-300 Games with Syria? Israel Promises Continued War Crimes

It's time for a balanced and intellectually honest assessment of what's at play

The Israeli settler-colonial Zionist enterprise, appears to be stuck between a rock and a hard place. One the one hand, they are confronted with their unending desire for more power, land, and a weakened state for their imagined opponents. On the other, they are confronted with their insatiable greed, obstinance, bellicosity, arrogance, and inability to differentiate short term from long term interests. These two insurmountable boundaries which define Zionist thinking is what has been leading the doomed project to its eventual dissolution.

Therefore, the news that Israel is not satisfied with the emergence of the S-300 in Syria, but yet cannot fail to carry out military operations in the neighboring country, is of no surprise. In fact Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said as much just on Wednesday in an interview with local radio station Reka.

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Oct 04 06:53

REVEALED: Canary Mission Blacklist Is Secretly Bankrolled By Major Jewish Federation

One of the largest Jewish charities in the U.S. has been secretly funding a shadowy online blacklist targeting college students who criticize Israel.

For three years, a website called Canary Mission has spread fear among undergraduate activists, posting more than a thousand political dossiers on student supporters of Palestinian rights. The dossiers are meant to harm students’ job prospects, and have been used in interrogations by Israeli security officials.

At the same time, the website has gone to great lengths to hide the digital and financial trail connecting it to its donors and staff. Registered through a secrecy service, the site is untraceable.

Now, for the first time, the Forward has definitively identified a major donor to Canary Mission. It is a foundation controlled by the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, a major Jewish charity with an annual budget of over $100 million.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on the Forward, for this investigative work!!

Oct 04 06:41

Palestine in Pictures: September 2018

Twenty-three Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces and armed civilians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip during the month of September.

All but three of those fatalities occurred in Gaza, where Israeli forces shot and killed seven Palestinians during mass protests on 28 September alone.

Two boys aged 11 and 14 were killed during that last Friday of September.

Oct 04 06:38

Theater artists call on Toronto, NYC & Pittsburgh venues to cancel Israeli government-sponsored performances

Palestinian arts and solidarity organizations, along with US Jewish and Israeli groups, have joined theater artists in signing a letter calling on Toronto, New York and Pittsburgh arts organizations not to host Israel’s Gesher Theatre or partner with the Israeli government, citing their involvement in violations of Palestinian rights. Award-winning actors Kathleen Chalfant and Miriam Margolyes, and playwrights Caryl Churchill, Betty Shamieh, Naomi Wallace and Anne Washburn are among the artists who signed the letter.

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