Mar 12 09:18

Palestinian American Lawsuit Targets Philanthropists, Corporations Backing Israel Settlements

Oracle Corp. founder Larry Ellison and Palo Alto-based Hewlett Packard Enterprise are among those named in a $34.5 billion civil lawsuit filed this week on behalf of Palestinian Americans against a number of businessmen, philanthropists and corporations helping fund the construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

The complaint, filed Monday on behalf of activist Bassem Al-Tamimi and other Palestinians in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, alleges the individuals and entities have been “funding violent settlement activities in occupied Palestine,” according to the plaintiffs’ attorneys.

Mar 11 12:11

Marco Rubio: ‘An agreement with Palestine would weaken Israel’

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio addressed the issue of Israeli-Palestinian relations during a news conference at a synagogue in Palm Beach, Florida, on Friday. Stating that he did not think the ‘conditions’ are right for a two-state solution, Rubio told the gathered reporters that while the Israeli government had been ‘incredibly accommodating’, the Palestinians have shown ‘no willingness’ to come to a peaceful agreement

Mar 11 08:36

Jewish Standard attacks Donald Trump!

We don’t endorse candidates for political office at the Jewish Standard. It would be neither wise nor appropriate for us to do so. In fact, although each one of us has strong feelings both in favor of and against some candidates, we keep those personal feelings as far as possible from the communal editorial voice of the paper. Okay, sometimes that editorial voice is a touch snarky, often it is a little bit first-person, but it’s never ragingly partisan about politics.

But not only has Donald Trump broken all the rules, he is making it impossible for us not to break one as well.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Anyone who falls for the claim that Trump is an Israeli puppet only need read how the Israeli media is treating him to see what a lie that is!

Memo to Israel; mind your own @#$%ing business and take your hands off of our government!

Mar 11 08:05


When a Brazilian’s cartoon is used at a gathering in New York and photographed by our roaming photographer …. it lead Carlos Latuff to state the following;

When I see my toons about Palestine being used, I feel that I kept my word with the Palestinians.

Mar 10 21:14

Nearly half of Israeli Jews believe in ethnic cleansing, survey finds

Almost half of Jewish Israelis believe Arabs should be "expelled or transferred" from Israel, a survey has found. A study carried out by the Pew Research Centre found that around one in five adults questioned “strongly agreed” with the controversial statement, which amounts to ethnic cleansing under some definitions.

Mar 10 18:35

What the Trump Phenomenon Means for Israel - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

Trump’s insistence on staying “neutral” when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian problem has not cost him any popular support. Both Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have “sneeringly lambasted” Trump for not supporting Israel, but to no avail. Trump just “laughed all the way to the top of the Republican presidential field.”

Mar 10 13:51

G4S says it will exit Israeli market, following high-profile BDS campaign

British private security giant G4S has announced plans to sell its entire Israeli business within the next 12 to 24 months. The news has been welcomed by activists in the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, for whom G4S has been a long-standing target.

The decision to leave Israel was revealed in the company’s full-year results released Wednesday, when the company reported a 40 per cent fall in its pre-tax profits.

The company said its plans to exit Israel were part of a “continuing portfolio management programme” designed to “materially improve our strategic focus.” The Israeli business employs 8,000 people with a turnover of £100 million.

Mar 10 13:08

What the Trump phenomenon means for Israel

Lawrence Davidson examines the shifting political landscape underlying Donald Trump’s popularity among Republicans – one where Israel is a peripheral factor – and argues that this may spell the beginning of the end of US support for Israel.

Mar 10 12:38

Bazooka Joe Biden goes ballistic… with hypocrisy

Joe Biden speaking in a state this week that continues to illegally occupy Palestinian land in defiance of countless UN resolutions, a state which possesses nuclear weapons outside of any international control, and yet Biden chooses to focus his admonishment on Iran based on spurious complaints –now that demonstrates that American hypocrisy really has gone ballistic and is not coming back to Earth any time soon.

Mar 10 09:51

How Most Aid To The Palestinians Ends Up In Israel’s Coffers

Diplomats may have a reputation for greyness, obfuscation, even hypocrisy, but few have found themselves compared to a serial killer, let alone one who devours human flesh.

That honour befell Laars Faaborg-Andersen, the European Union’s ambassador to Israel, last week when Jewish settlers launched a social media campaign casting him as Hannibal Lecter, the terrifying character from the film Silence of the Lambs.

Mar 10 07:41

Bernie Sanders Promises “Level Playing Field” on Israel-Palestine

On Tuesday, Bernie Sanders called for the U.S. to seek a “level playing field” in its approach to the Israel-Palestine conflict. Speaking after his surprising victory in the Michigan Democratic primary, Sanders asserted that there are people of good will in both “Israel and the Arab communities” whom he would seek to bring together as president.

“All I can tell you is I will make every single effort to bring rational people on both sides together, so that hopefully we can have a level playing field, the United States treating everybody in that region equally,” Sanders said.

Mar 10 07:23

Abbas expresses condolences for American's death

Statement to US Vice President Joe Biden indirectly condemns terror attack, while Biden presses Israel to sign military aid agreement before Obama's term is over.

Mar 10 07:03

‘Apartheid’ fence in Jerusalem would cut off 200,000 Palestinians

A proposal by so-called “left-wing” Israeli politicians to build a fence across Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem, cutting off 200,000 Palestinians, has been compared to South African apartheid.

Former Israeli MP Haim Ramon is leading the media campaign for “annexation” - and his proposal to construct a new wall through the heart of Jerusalem has been condemned by human rights activists.

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Berlin Wall -> BAD. Bibi Wall -> GOOD! (or so we are told)

Mar 09 16:33

Nearly half of Israeli Jews believe in ethnic cleansing, survey finds

Almost half of Jewish Israelis believe Arabs should be "expelled or transferred" from Israel, a survey has found.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Ethnic cleansing is bad when it is done to us, but okay when we do it to others." -- Nodding Yahoo

Mar 08 18:39

Israel’s apartheid character…

Eight years under Hillary and Netanyahu, Jews will even gobble whatever land left for the future Palestinian state. On the bright side, however, they may inadvertently bring us one step closer to one-state solution or force Israel to own up to its Jewish apartheid character.

Mar 08 18:37

Western silence as Turkey slides to fascism

Turkey’s fascism must be hidden from public view because by extension it leads to practices by Western governments that can be equally ascribed as those of rogue, criminal regimes.

Turkey’s brownshirts must be brown-nosed by Washington and the EU because all of them are deeply involved in a foul-smelling criminal project in Syria.

Mar 08 13:48

How most aid to the Palestinians ends up in Israel’s coffers

Jonathan Cook looks at how Western aid for destitute Palestinians is pilfered by Israel to consolidate its occupation – but the tide may be turning and Israel could end up bearing the true cost of the occupation sooner than it thinks.

Mar 08 09:58


If you DON’T support the BDS Movement, then THIS is what you DO support …

Mar 08 09:56


On this day we celebrate International Women's Day.
Below you can read of the situation and plight of women
in Occupied Palestine.

Mar 08 08:53

GOOGLE: Put Palestine On Your Maps!

The country of Palestine does not appear on Google maps. Why not? Israel, established on Palestinian land, is clearly designated. But there is no mention of Palestine. According to Google, Palestine does not exist.

The omission of Palestine is a grievous insult to the people of Palestine and undermines the efforts of the millions of people who are involved in the campaign to secure Palestinian independence and freedom from Israeli occupation and oppression.

This is an important issue, as Google Maps are now regarded as definitive by people around the world, including journalists, students and others carrying out research into the Israel-Palestine situation.

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Mar 08 08:40

Netanyahu irked by Obama's push to revive peace talks: Analyst

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cancellation of a meeting with US President Barack Obama underlines the growing differences between the two leaders, says a political commentator in Los Angeles.

Netanyahu has declined an offer to meet Obama at the White House later this month and canceled his trip to Washington, the White House said on Monday.

Mar 08 08:07



A full-page color ad calling on Oscar nominees to #SkipTheTrip being offered by the Israeli government in swag bags was published in the Calendars section of today’s Los Angeles Times. The ad, which is sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) and the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, urges nominees not to endorse Israeli apartheid by participating in a government-sponsored junket. The same ad made waves this week after Variety declined to publish it at the last-minute, despite previously publishing a politically-charged ad criticizing the Obama administration for its Israel policies.

Mar 08 06:21

Biden arrives in Israel to talk billions in military aid — and patch things up

JERUSALEM — Vice President Biden arrives in Israel on Tuesday to patch up, again, relations between the Obama White House and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after a very public and deeply partisan spat over the Iran nuclear deal last year.

The vice president will meet with Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Wednesday when the two will work to advance long-running talks between the White House and the Prime Minister’s Office over a new multibillion-dollar, 10-year military-aid package.

Mar 07 11:18

U.S. Aid Underwrites Bad Israeli Economic and Oppressive Occupation Policies

America is practically bankrupt, yet Israel remains a multi-billion dollar dependent. The U.S. can't afford to continue subsidizing well-off nations, no matter how friendly. And Israel, which spends heavily both to expand state regulation and occupy Palestinian lands, doesn't need American support.

The Middle East is in flames, but Israel appears relatively secure. Argued Paul Scham of the University of Maryland's Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies: "It may seem counterintuitive, or even downright strange, but Israel's geopolitical position is probably stronger now than at any time in the country's history." Israel greatly overshadows any potential adversary.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government's aid to Israel, both financial and military, enables Israel's bad behaviour, both at home and abroad.

At home, you have serial genocide against the Palestinians, coupled with the brisk annexation of homes in which Palestinians have lived for decades. This gets coupled with huge developments for settlers in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, which means that Palestinians are close to having no place to live at all.

The Israeli government has proven itself pathologically incapable of getting along with its neighbors, and is shelling in Lebanon as I type this.

It paid one million dollars for Senator Cotton to kill the Iran nuclear deal (talk about attempting to thwart American foreign policy!!)

But it comes down here to Congress refusing to obey the laws it has created.

And under the Symington Amendment, any country which refuses to become a member of the NNPT and have its nuclear weapons inspected, is not eligible for any US military or financial aid whatsoever.

Israel refuses to join the NNPT (which Iran has done), or have its nuclear weapons inspected.

Why doesn't Congress obey the laws Congress has created?!? Because these creatures are for sale to the highest bidder (both in terms of monetary and PR support), and AIPAC provides that support in spades, as long as our "alleged" Congressional representatives do what is good for Israel, whether or not it is good for We the People.

Think about it; getting bought and paid for by foreign nations and corporate interest is the only thing Congress is good for anymore. We have become irrelevant and are no longer represented by the people paid to represent us.

The US government is no longer a democratic republic; it has devolved into a corpratocracy, where foreign and corporate money dictate the law of the land.

Angry yet?!?

Mar 07 10:13

Daylight Robbery Israeli settlers forcibly move into a Palestinian home in occupied East Jerusalem

Mar 07 09:57

#AntiApartheidWeek ~~ RAPPING WITH REMI

Wonderful party last night at Columbia U. Totally packed. Lots of young people dancing the night away to Palestinian music, many of the women in embroidered Palestinian dresses. These young diaspora Palestinians all knew their folk dances very well, as well as their food and art. And they seem to fully recognize the importance of keeping these memories.

Mar 07 06:23

Free Palestine

look at the comments. the Zionist trolls are out tonight

Mar 06 11:30

What a Palestinian’s hunger strike tells about the fate of Israel’s occupation

Jamal Kanj argues that the case of Palestinian journalist Muhammad al-Qiq, who went on a record 94-day hunger strike in protest at his “administrative detention”, shows that Israel will not succeed in subjugating the Palestinian people.

Mar 06 09:31



I have often said that it is very difficult to remain objective towards something when the subjective circumstances seem to be stronger.

The case of Israel and Jews is one of the cases that comes to mind. Many Jews outside of Israel support Israel blindly. The attitude is very similar to the American attitude during the Vietnam War… “My country right or wrong”..

Mar 05 16:49

Starved to death and left to MUMMIFY in the world's worst zoo: Once proud animals including lions and crocodiles are now no more than horrifying 'statues' after carers had to stop feeding them

This is the real face of Israel and Zionism! This is what they intend to do to the whole planet!

These are the horrifying pictures of mummified corpses of dozens of animals that starved to death in the world's worst zoo.

The photographs were taken at Khan Younis zoo in the impoverished Gaza Strip. The animals were left without food due to the Palestinian and Israeli conflict, as staff were unable to feed or care for them properly.

Mohammed Awaida opened South Forest Park in 2007 and invested hundreds of thousands of dollars into the zoo.

He lost a number of animals during the Israeli attacks against Hamas which began a year later

During the three-week offensive, launched in response to rocket attacks on Israel, Awaida said he could not reach the zoo, and many animals died of neglect and starvation.

History repeated itself in summer 2014, in the aftermath of the Gaza war known as Operation Protective Edge.

Mar 05 09:40

‘Record demolition & displacement’: Israel razes dozens Palestinian homes in West Bank

Israel has demolished at least 41 structures, including an elementary school, in one of the villages in the West Bank, leaving dozens of people homeless, the UN said. The current destruction trend is one of the highest on record in the West Bank since 2009.

Mar 04 14:46

40 Columbia University professors sign BDS petition

Forty Columbia University faculty members have signed a petition urging the New York school to divest from companies that “supply, perpetuate, and profit from a system that has subjugated the Palestinian people.”

The petition was released Monday morning to mark the first day of Israel Apartheid Week, the Columbia Spectator reported.

Mar 04 09:50

US Media Want to Keep Palestine “Boring”

Bakhtiar’s programme had booked Rula Jebreal, a journalist of Palestinian origin, born in Israel, who is known for her forthright and independent views. In fact, in 2014 she was so forthright that – irony of ironies! – she managed to get her contract with MSNBC cancelled for criticising on-air the channel’s failure to include Palestinian voices in its Israel-Palestine coverage.

Mar 04 09:14

Controversial Israel Supporter Funneling Millions Into Clinton Campaign

Massive donations from Haim Saban follow Clinton’s pledge to fight BDS.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Think about it. Hillary Clinton, candidate for President, it accepting donations given to her on her promise to end the First Amendment!

Think about it.

Mar 03 10:03


Twenty two years ago this week terror struck out in Hebron. Thirty Palestinians at prayer were slaughtered by one Judeo nazi. There were no solidarity marches, there were no massive outcries in the Western Press, after all, the dead were only Palestinians. Instead there were graveside ceremonies glorifying the terrorist and his acts. Twenty one years later a compatriot of the terrorist was a candidate for the Knesset.


Mar 02 15:46

Iceland’s Capital Bans ALL Israeli products

The city of Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, banned not just the products made in the OTs, but ALL Israeli products. Oy, those are cold people! Councilwoman Vilhelmsdóttir said, “I believe that the city is sending a clear message that it will not purchase products from Israel while Israel oppresses another people on the basis of ethnicity and race, and continues having the wall inside Palestine.”

Mar 02 07:36

The lies about the 1967 war are still more powerful than the truth

In retrospect it can be seen that the 1967 war, the Six Days War, was the turning point in the relationship between the Zionist state of Israel and the Jews of the world (the majority of Jews who prefer to live not in Israel but as citizens of many other nations). Until the 1967 war, and with the exception of a minority of who were politically active, most non-Israeli Jews did not have – how can I put it? – a great empathy with Zionism’s child. Israel was there and, in the sub-consciousness, a refuge of last resort; but the Jewish nationalism it represented had not generated the overtly enthusiastic support of the Jews of the world. The Jews of Israel were in their chosen place and the Jews of the world were in their chosen places. There was not, so to speak, a great feeling of togetherness.

Mar 01 11:31

Traffic app says not at fault for Israel troops losing way

Google-owned traffic app Waze hit back today at suggestions its directions led Israeli soldiers into a Palestinian refugee camp where they were attacked, sparking bloody clashes.

Two Israeli soldiers were said to be using the app when they mistakenly drove into the Qalandiya refugee camp overnight, sparking clashes as security forces deployed to rescue them that killed one Palestinian and wounded 15 people.

Waze, the Israeli-developed navigation app acquired by Google for more than USD 1 billion in 2013, said the soldiers themselves were at fault.


Mar 01 10:31


CEO Daniel Birnbaum says dismissal of 74 Palestinian workers is not BDS Movement’s fault, but that of the Israeli gov’t

Feb 29 18:45


The letter is disturbing in some of its views and characterizations, but it has been reviewed and remarked upon by many, as here.

I am not exaggerating when I characterize it as something comparable to words which might have been written by... well, choose the name of any grisly dictator, but Adolph Hitler’s would have to be the one jumping to the minds of most people. This second letter’s words are absolutely chilling. If you think I’m exaggerating, here are Hillary’s words:READ MORE

Feb 28 20:17

Why Aliya makes criminals out of Jews

Nefesh B'Nefesh, or soul by soul, is a nonprofit organization that is organizing this event. Its mission is to promote, encourage and facilitate aliyah (Jewish immigration to Israel) from North America and the United Kingdom.

hat Nefesh B'Nefesh are promoting is illegal immigration, privileging settler colonials to appropriate what is not theirs while the indigenous Palestinians remain displaced, dispossessed, refugees in their own country. Effectively, if olim agree to live in illegal settlements they are breaking the law and trampling on every shred of morality and hope for justice.

Feb 28 13:13

Treating Israel with kid gloves

Jamal Kanj looks at how the world powers and the Zionist-dominated international media turn a blind eye to Israeli crimes while amplifying the violence perpetrated by Palestinians resisting the brutal Israeli occupation.

Feb 28 08:33

Oscars nominees urged to skip swag-bag free trip to Israel, receive invites from activists to see culture through ‘eyes of a Palestinian’  

The already-controversial Oscars are facing more backlash just two days before the big award show plays out.

Pro-Palestinian activists upped their criticism on Friday over the inclusion of a voucher for an all-expenses paid trip to Israel inside the Oscars swag bag.

Feb 28 08:07

Gaza, Pre-1948 and Gaza Now

[ Editor’s Note: We were in awe of Patrick Willis’ talent when we first ran into him, and we still are. This combined talent of picking good material, his unique and earthy narration voice and video canvases have been magical mystery tours for us all.

Today he throws us a change up… no narration, but a music background. The old photos of Gaza are just wonderful — a beautiful seaside city in its time, before “you know who” came to town, and forgot the biblical admonition that “Ye shall reap what ye sow.” …Jim W. Dean ]

Feb 27 15:01

Roni Alsheikh, Israel’s ultra-primitive chief of police

Uri Avnery examines the resurgence of Jewish religious extremism, manifested in myriad laws asserting the supremacy of Judaism and in the proliferation of skullcap-wearing officials, including the police chief, the attorney-general and the head of the secret police.

Feb 27 08:58

Clinton to Donor: In Next War, I’ll Let Israel Kill 200,000, Not Just 2,000, Gazans

The leaked letter, sent last week to Israeli-American media mogul Haim Saban, promises to allow Israel carte blanche in any future war with Hamas, including a presidential green light to kill nearly 10% of the enclave’s population.

“Quite frankly, Israel didn’t teach Hamas a harsh enough lesson last year. True to form, Obama was too hard on our democratic ally, and too soft on our Islamofascist foe,” reads the letter, obtained by the Guardian. “As president, I will give the Jewish state all the necessary military, diplomatic, economic and moral support it needs to truly vanquish Hamas – and if that means killing 200,000 Gazans, then so be it.”

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Feb 26 14:21

Hannity Questions Trump on Israel vs. Iran, Palestine

Sean Hannity begins by asking Trump about Iran. "[If] You suspect they are trying to build nuclear weapons, they're hiding them from the world- what actions would you take?" Trump replies, "Well for one thing you have to rely on Israel a little bit because they know better what's going on over there than we do."
Hannity tells Trump that he was concerned when he heard Trump say that he would be neutral in the Israeli- Palestinian conflict. "You do see Israel is the victim in this?" Hannity asks. "Yes," replies Trump, who begins to list a litany of his Jew credo.

Feb 26 12:20

Omar Nayef Zayed assassinated inside Palestinian embassy in Bulgaria

Bulgarian media and police sources are reporting that Omar was killed by falling from a high story of the building. They have noted that him being pushed is “not excluded.” “Israeli media have been the first to report explicitly that Omar was ‘assassinated.’ This comes as no surprise. They’re simply the most knowledgeable and honest about the workings of their government and its intelligence agencies,” said Joe Catron of Samidoun.

Feb 26 12:16

BREAKING: Omar Nayef Zayed assassinated inside Palestinian embassy in Bulgaria

UPDATE/11:44 am/26 February: Bulgarian media and police sources are reporting that Omar was killed by falling from a high story of the building. They have noted that him being pushed is “not excluded.” “Israeli media have been the first to report explicitly that Omar was ‘assassinated.’ This comes as no surprise. They’re simply the most knowledgeable and honest about the workings of their government and its intelligence agencies,”

Feb 26 10:42

Brian Eno: “Oscars’ swag bag is part of Israel’s cultural propaganda campaign”

Israel is using artists, again, to obscure its dismal human rights record. We must all demand the truth

Feb 26 09:13


Imprisoned Palestinian hunger-striker Muhammad al-Qiq on Friday ended a grueling 94-day hunger strike that has brought him close to death after his lawyers struck an eleventh hour deal with the Israeli authorities.

Qadura Fares, the head of the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society, told Ma’an that while Israel had not agreed to al-Qiq’s immediate release, a “compromise” had been reached.

Israel’s six-month administrative detention sentence against al-Qiq will not be renewed, while his lawyers managed to push the date of his release back to May 21, he said.

Feb 26 09:13


The project, a joint initiative by “Breaking the Silence,” Peruvian Pulitzer Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa, Chabon, and Waldman, will host a delegation of authors on both sides of the Green Line this year to allow them to learn about the different aspects of Israel’s military presence in the Palestinian territories. The authors will visit West Bank villages and East Jerusalem, and will meet Israeli and Palestinian human rights activists, academics, and legal experts.

Surely to be a MUST read …. look for it soon

Feb 26 08:12

22 years after the Ibrahimi mosque massacre, Palestinians still suffer consequences

On the 25th of February 1994, a US citizen residing in the illegal Kiryat Arba settlement entered the Ibrahimi mosque in the early morning during the month of Ramadan. Baruch Goldstein, dressed in his army uniform, opened fire on the Palestinians that were crammed inside for the prayer. He killed 29 men and boys and injured dozens before people overpowered him and beat him to death.

That day, many more Palestinians were killed in Hebron during riots protesting the massacre that had occurred, in front of the mosque and the hospital where the injured were treated, as well as in the cemetery were the dead were being buried. In the next few days, protests and marches happened all over the West Bank and across historic Palestine. It is believed that in total, in these few days, 50 to 70 Palestinians were killed, and over 250 were injured.

Feb 26 07:41

Palestinian detainee ends hunger strike after deal reached with Israel

Mohammed al-Qiq will end his 93-day hunger strike Friday, but will not leave Israeli hospital as he initially requested; instead his detention period will be shortened.

Feb 25 10:34


If this is the case …..

British PM slams Israel: ‘Situation in East Jerusalem is genuinely shocking‘

David Cameron criticizes Israeli construction beyond the Green Line and the ‘effective encirclement of East Jerusalem, occupied East Jerusalem.’

British Prime Minister David Cameron slammed Israeli construction in East Jerusalem on Wednesday evening, saying the situation in the capital was “genuinely shocking.”



Israel “quietly” pushed for anti-BDS legislation in US, UK

Feb 25 06:52

Military Intelligence chief: Deterioration in Gaza endangers Israel

Hamas members warned on Wednesday that a change in the situation in Gaza is inevitable in the shape of either an explosion of violence or the opening of a new exit route, while Israel's head of Military Intelligence warned that deteriorating conditions in Gaza endanger Israel's security.

At a closed meeting with the members of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Military Intelligence Chief Herzl Halevi said that "the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip is deteriorating, and if it explodes, it will explode on Israel."

Hamas, for its part, said a seaport is a legitimate Palestinian right, said Hamas. Building a seaport in Gaza is also a Turkish condition in ongoing negotiations to rehabilitate its relationship with Israel, which collapsed following the Marmara raid in 2010. The Turks have made it clear that reconciliation would have to involve free access to the Gaza Strip in order to provide aid to the Palestinians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This man is absolutely correct in his assessment; the big question, now, having laid this out, is what is the Israeli government going to do to fix the problem?!?

Feb 25 06:48

‘Cruel, inhuman and degrading:’ Israel’s systematic abuse of Palestinian detainees exposed by NGOs

Israel’s domestic security agency systematically abuses Palestinians kept at its Shikma detention facility, two NGOs say, adding that “cruel, inhuman and degrading” treatment is inherent to the interrogation policy and dictated from above.

Israeli rights groups B’Tselem and HaMoked released a 70-page report on Wednesday detailing abuses taking place between August 2013 and March 2014 at the Shikma interrogation facility, which is run by the Israel Security Agency (ISA, Shin Bet in Hebrew) in Ashkelon, southern Israel. The report was based on the accounts of at least 116 suspects that had been interrogated at the facility.

Feb 24 16:44

Britain's Cameron Calls Israeli Settlement Construction in East Jerusalem 'Genuinely Shocking'

Speaking in response to a question in British parliament, Cameron says he is known as a friend of Israel but he condemns what he calls Israel's 'effective encirclement of East Jerusalem.'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"I am shocked. Really. Just shocked. See my shock face? My eyes are wide. My mouth is open. That is my shocked face. See how chocked I am. Am I doing to do anything about Israel's behavior? Are you out of your mind? Of course not. But I am shocked." -- Number 9 3/4

Feb 24 12:01

McGill students vote to support boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel

There were celebratory cheers and dancing as students at McGill University voted for the first time on Monday to support a highly controversial and divisive motion in favour of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

It was the third vote in 18 months for the Student Society of McGill University (SSMU) on the polarizing movement, which stems from a declaration issued in July 2005 — signed by about 100 Palestinian organizations — calling for boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel that mirror those levied against South Africa for apartheid in the 1980s.

While the motion has created much tension on campus, it carried with a strong margin of 512 to 357, surprising activists on both sides of the debate — although that represents a fraction of 30,000 or so students at McGill.

Feb 24 11:18

?Israeli Mass Murder Since Last October Alone

From October 1 last year through February 21, Israeli soldiers and police extrajudicially executed 184 Palestinians, including 41 young children and seven women – averaging over one murder daily, its killing machine showing no mercy, no signs of relenting, nothing restraining its barbarism.

Feb 24 10:21


I was not able to upload the video in question, instead it is linked below …. it is a MUST watch if you want to see the desperate attempts by supporters in the ‘Christian’ Camp to discredit the entire BDS Movement . The video has gone viral since they posted it two days ago.

It is most entertaining …. you will get a kick out of it for sure.

Feb 23 11:46


I was not able to upload the video in question, instead it is linked below …. it is a MUST watch if you want to see the desperate attempts by supporters in the ‘Christian’ Camp to discredit the entire BDS Movement . The video has gone viral since they posted it two days ago.

It is most entertaining …. you will get a kick out of it for sure.

Feb 23 09:26

Alan Hart explains why politicians are running scared on BDS against Israel - nuclear blackmail by Israel

The conclusion I draw from everything I have learned from nearly half a century of engagement in various capacities with the conflict in and over Palestine that became Israel is that there are two main reasons for the refusal of the major Western powers to confront Zionism in order to provide the Palestinians with an acceptable amount of justice.

One is the influence (declining a little but still awesome) that the Zionist lobby in all of its manifestations has in the corridors of power together with unlimited funds to buy politicians.

The other is fear that if pushed further than they were prepared to go, Israel’s leaders would press a nuclear button or two and more if needed.

This fear is no doubt reinforced in the minds of those Western leaders who are aware of what Prime Minister Golda Meir once said to me in an interview for the BBC’s Panorama programme. As readers of my book and one or two of my blog posts over the years know, she said that in a doomsday situation “Israel would be prepared to take the region and the whole world down with it.”

Feb 23 07:41

Canada's Liberal PM and his party decide to suck and blow at the same time on the BDS issue

Liberals denounce and agree with Tory motion condemning Israel boycotters

So, the Trudeau government intends to join with the Conservatives next week and condemn the United Church of Canada and the Quakers, along with every other organization and individual participating to any degree in a boycott of Israeli goods and services.

Blanket government condemnation is not a very sunny thing to do, and the Liberals, quivering with outrage, are making it clear they really don't want to do it.

But they are going ahead because, apparently, they're being bullied, the poor daisies.

It's just not fair, the things you can be forced to do when you have a parliamentary majority.

Feb 22 12:33

Liberals denounce and agree with Tory motion condemning Israel boycotters

So, the Trudeau government intends to join with the Conservatives next week and condemn the United Church of Canada and the Quakers, along with every other organization and individual participating to any degree in a boycott of Israeli goods and services.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you have ever wondered just why it is that Zionists throughout history have been so hated ... you just got another demonstration!

They love to much about with other peoples' governments; a bad habit the US has acquired from them!

Feb 22 10:11


While in Chicago the 1st Amendment was literally slaughtered by zionist pressure, the people of London still have the right to condemn Israeli apartheid via posters, or at least they thought they did :(

Transport for London, the body that oversees the London Underground, said in a statement that it had not approved the ads. “These are not authorized adverts,” read the statement. “It is fly posting and therefore an act of vandalism which we take extremely seriously. Our staff and contractors are working to immediately remove any found on our network.”

Feb 21 13:59

The racial purification of Israel’s parliament

Uri Avnery looks at how Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his Likud and other supporters are in the process of ethnically cleansing the Knesset, so that it would become “Jewish, pure and simple”.

Feb 21 09:20

Did Israeli interference block justice in Spain?

“They don’t respect the victims of war crimes by imposing the costs,” Gonzalo Boyé, the lawyer representing the three litigants, told The Electronic Intifada.

Boyé said this is the first time such costs have been ordered on plaintiffs in a suit involving universal jurisdiction over war crimes, a decision that sets a disturbing precedent for future litigation.

The United Nations Human Rights Council found that Israel’s attack on the civilian ships in 2010 “constituted grave violations of human rights law and international humanitarian law.”

In July 2010 the three Spanish citizens sued seven Israeli politicians and military officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, under Spain’s universal jurisdiction law, which formerly allowed the national courts to prosecute crimes of global significance that took place outside the country’s borders.

Feb 21 09:11


The tree represents the Conservative Party, whilst the words “ORWE’LL DO YOU” have an obvious double meaning – the warning “we’ll do you” (in effect, “We’ll get you!”) is written in a manner visually reminding readers of George Orwell, likely suggesting that the anti-boycott law runs afoul of Orwell’s war

Feb 20 12:40

Why is Europe following Obama and washing its hands of Palestine?

Alan Hart explains why he believes European leaders will never take the lead in pressing Israel to respect international law and to be serious about a just peaceful settlement of the conflict with the Palestinian people.

Feb 19 21:53

Europe is following Obama – washing its hands of Palestine and why

The conclusion I draw from everything I have learned from nearly half a century of engagement in various capacities with the conflict in and over Palestine that became Israel is that there are two main reasons for the refusal of the major Western powers to confront Zionism in order to provide the Palestinians with an acceptable amount of justice..

One is the influence (declining a little but still awesome) that the Zionist lobby in all of its manifestations has in the corridors of power together with unlimited funds to buy politicians.

The other is fear that if pushed further than they were prepared to go, Israel’s leaders would press a nuclear button or two and more if needed.

This fear is no doubt reinforced in the minds of those Western leaders who are aware of what Prime Minister Golda Meir once said to me in an interview for the BBC’s Panorama programme. As readers of my book and one or two of my blog posts over the years know, she said that in a doomsday situation “Israel would be prepared to take the region and the whole world down with it.”

Feb 19 15:39

“Gaza, this uninhabitable planet... I want to run away from this madness”

Stuart Littlewood relays, through the words of a female resident of the Gaza Strip, how unbearable life had become for the Palestinian residents of the Strip who live in despair, ill health, poor accommodation and without some of the basics of life.

Feb 19 13:30

The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel's Public Relations War in the United States

Feb 19 13:04

Hillary Clinton, With Little Notice, Vows to Embrace an Extremist Agenda on Israel

Former President Bill Clinton on Monday met in secret (no press allowed) with roughly 100 leaders of South Florida’s Jewish community, and, as the Times of Israel reports, “He vowed that, if elected, Hillary Clinton would make it one of her top priorities to strengthen the U.S.-Israel alliance.” He also “stressed the close bond that he and his wife have with the State of Israel.”

It may be tempting to dismiss this as standard, vapid Clintonian politicking: adeptly telling everyone what they want to hear and making them believe it. After all, is it even physically possible to “strengthen the U.S.-Israel alliance” beyond what it already entails: billions of dollars in American taxpayer money transferred every year, sophisticated weapons fed to Israel as it bombs its defenseless neighbors, blindly loyal diplomatic support and protection for everything it does?

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Please understand;a vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote for more serial genocide against the Palestinian people; for more brisk annexation of Palestinian housing in which Palestinians have lived for centuries in the West Bank and East Jerusalem;and more general violence in the Middle East against countries whose leadership is not to Israel's liking.

And that includes almost ALL of its neighbors in the region!!

Feb 19 09:36


In response to massive online protest, Lamar Advertising agency refuses to apologize for anti-Israel sign.

Feb 19 09:35


Supporting the BDS Movement , boycotting Israeli products, specifically those from the illegal settlements in the Occupied Territories is a great way to help the growing economy of Palestine and showing your solidarity with its people.

But now, thanks to the initiatives of the Northern California branch of the International Solidarity Movement, you can purchase products made in Palestine itself. They created a ‘shopping site’ called PALBOX.

Feb 19 06:45

'Gaza, this uninhabitable planet... I want to run away from this madness'

"I want to run away from this madness. And I know that hundreds of thousands of Gazans want to leave as well. We are cold not only physically but also metaphorically. Actually; I’m not sure about the accuracy of my name Hope because I’m also hopeless. I sometimes ask why I wasn’t killed during one of the wars. If the heaven is the final abode, so it is the big reward for all the suffering that we have witnessed. If it is Hell, there is no big different from the hell of Gaza.

Feb 18 08:57

Netanyahu asks Germany to mediate to return bodies of Israeli soldiers in Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked German Chancellor Angela Merkel to mediate to return the bodies of the Israeli soldiers held in Gaza, reported Israeli radio saying yesterday.

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Which is kind of weird, because back when Netanyahu was dropping bombs on Gaza he insisted no Israeli soldiers were captured or killed inside Gaza!

Feb 18 08:05

Trump: Israeli-Palestinian peace deal may be impossible

SUMTER, S.C. - Donald Trump, who has argued his experience negotiating tough real estate deals makes him best qualified to be US president, said on Wednesday it might be impossible to forge a lasting peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

During a televised town hall session hosted by MSNBC in South Carolina, Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, said he believed getting a deal done would be "very, very tough."

The remarks were notable not only because Trump rarely discusses Israel or the Mideast peace process on the campaign trail, but also because they seemed to show a shift in Trump's views on the feasibility of a deal.>>>

Feb 18 06:12

Trump won’t take sides on Israel and the Palestinians

JTA: Donald Trump said he would remain neutral when it comes to Israel and the Palestinians, but cited Palestinian incitement as a factor in making the conflict intractable.
“You know, you have both sides, really, but one side in particular growing up learning that these are the worst people these people are the worst people, etc. etc.,” he said. “I was with a very prominent Israeli the other day, he says it’s impossible because the other side has been trained from the time they’re children to hate Jewish people.”
“If I win, I don’t want to be in a position where I’m saying to you, and the other side now says, ‘We don’t want Trump involved, we don’t want,’ let me sort of be a neutral guy,” Trump said. “I don’t want to say whose fault is it, I don’t think it helps.”

Feb 17 14:48

Zionist lobby money behind US anti-boycott-Israel legislation

Lawrence Davidson examines the actions of four US congressmen from the Republican and Democratic parties who, at the behest of the Zionist lobby, have initiated legislation to combat the boycott of Israel.

Feb 17 12:16

Greatest Threat to Free Speech in the West: Criminalizing Activism Against Israeli Occupation

The U.K. GOVERNMENT today announced that it is now illegal for “local [city] councils, public bodies, and even some university student unions … to refuse to buy goods and services from companies involved in the arms trade, fossil fuels, tobacco products, or Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.” Thus, any entities that support or participate in the global boycott of Israeli settlements will face “severe penalties” under the criminal law.

This may sound like an extreme infringement of free speech and political activism — and, of course, it is — but it is far from unusual in the West. The opposite is now true. There is a very coordinated and well-financed campaign led by Israel and its supporters literally to criminalize political activism against Israeli occupation, based on the particular fear that the worldwide campaign of Boycott, Sanctions, and Divestment, or BDS — modeled after the 1980s campaign that brought down the Israel-allied apartheid regime in South Africa — is succeeding.

Feb 17 06:49

US theatre squelches play about Israeli siege

So the ‘The Siege’ has been cancelled in New York. Well, there’s a surprise!

Feb 17 06:46

The UN and the Invisible Palestinian Knives of Allege-gate

The UN is as fake as the fake knives of Allege-gate. Both are smokescreens for impunity for zionist brutality and crimes against humanity.

Feb 16 09:05

Still in shock from Dawabsha murders, West Bank village of Duma fears settlers will attack again

The arson attack by extremist Israeli settlers against the Dawabsha family that killed Baraa’s aunt Riham, uncle, Sa’ad, and their 18-month old baby Ali, left the rural village of Duma in shock. Only Ahmad – Sa’ad and Riham’s four-year-old son – survived the attack.

While the deadly arson attack was over half a year ago, residents in Duma say they must remain vigilant, worried that another similar attack may be just around the corner. The overwhelming feeling in the community is that the Israeli government has done nothing to deter further attacks against the vulnerable rural village.

Feb 16 08:48

Washington Post Reporter Detained in Israel for “Provocative Incitement” aka Creating News

A police spokeswoman, Luba Samri, said in a statement: “A passer-by complained that he witnessed a number of people intending to stage a provocative situation and disturbances by young Arabs toward policemen responsible for security in the area, apparently for propaganda purposes. In view of the complaint, the policemen detained a number of suspects in order to clarify the facts in a sensitive and discreet manner at the nearby police facility.”

She added: “When the details of the incident were clarified and no suspicion at all of criminal activity was raised, the detainees were released immediately by the investigating officer without any other steps taken in the matter.”
It should be criminal to stage provocations for the purpose of propaganda or perception management!

Feb 15 10:57


Be sure not to miss my addition of Cold War Memories at the end of this post ….

Air raid sirens sounded throughout Israel as part of a nationwide drill for the educational system.

Is there a better way to prepare our students for Israel’s next planned aggression on Gaza?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All eyes are turning to the start of WW3 in Syria. Israel will use that moment the world is distracted to launch more attacks against the Palestinians.

Feb 15 10:47


There are hundreds of fixed checkpoints inside the illegally occupied West Bank, most are between one Palestinian area and another and not on the “Green line” but we also have to face the “flying checkpoints” which literally can be anywhere and anytime.

Feb 15 10:47


If Israel’s leadership is serious about reaching a two-state solution, the road is defined and clear. It requires that Israelis grapple with the real interests and demands of Palestinians as of equal substance and value to their own, rather than wishing them away.

Feb 15 09:17


The video footage shows the unidentified officer tipping the Palestinian man out of his wheelchair near the city’s historic Tomb of the Patriarchs. Palestinian news agency Shehab posted the footage to its Facebook page, amassing more than 130,000 views and 2,500 shares.

Feb 15 08:57

FLASHBACK - Palestinian Woman Confronts Israelis Celebrating Freedom Flotilla Massacre

Feb 13 08:04

Israel’s “excessive force” kills two more children

Two Palestinian children were shot dead by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank this past week as a United Nations human rights investigator called on Israel to investigate its excessive use of force against Palestinians.

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"Yes, we use excessive force against the Palestinians!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Feb 13 08:02

Congress encouraging US states to “combat BDS”

Earlier this week, Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Representatives Robert Dold (R-IL) and Juan Vargas (D-CA) introduced the “Combating BDS Act of 2016” (S.2531 and H.R.4514), bills which seek to authorize state and local governments to divest assets from and prohibit investment in any entity that “engages in a commerce or investment-related boycott, divestment or sanctions activity targeting Israel.”

Illinois signed into law a bill last year requiring the state to divest from foreign companies that support boycott, divestment or sanctions (BDS).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't know about you, but I am fed up with looking around at the hunger, homelessness, joblessness, and decayed infrastructure of our nation while seeing government constantly whining about how they must take care of Israel.

I think it is time to take all the friends of Israel in government, put them on a cargo ship, and send them to this land they clearly love so much more than their own!

No government can serve two masters, and a government that serves Israel cannot, does not, and will not serve the American people. A friend of Israel is no friend of America. In these dark times America needs leaders who will put America first, second, and third!

Feb 13 08:00

Dutch students intensify campaign for academic boycott of Israel

Students for Justice in Palestine at VU University in Amsterdam stepped up their campaign for an academic boycott of Israel last week.

Feb 12 18:38

9/11: A Wilderness of Mirrors and the Prince of Darkness

On September 11, 2001 we Americans witnessed the calculated use of terror to traumatize our nation in order to impose a neoconservative political agenda that has been a disaster for the whole world, especially the Mideast. In 2016, all of this is clear, or should be with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight. But any Americans who read the neoconservative policy papers in the 1990s, understood the extreme ideas that were being expressed, saw the future, and tried to warn the rest of us about what was coming, were no doubt either dismissed as kooks or smeared as anti-semitic.

Feb 12 16:11

Is it too late for peace in Israel/Palestine?

Alan Hart argues that if the Palestinians insisted on dissolving the Palestinian Authority and handing back to Israel full responsibility and complete accountability for the occupation, peace in Palestine/Israel might still be possible.

Feb 11 13:41

Israel denies European Parliament delegation access to Gaza

A delegation from the European Parliament was blocked by the Israeli authorities from entering Gaza on Tuesday, the EU said in a statement. The lawmakers, who are part of the working group of the European Parliament Delegation for relations with Palestine, arrived in Jerusalem on Monday and was due to visit Gaza to assess the destruction caused in the 2014 conflict and the reconstruction efforts funded by the European Union.

According to the statement, a copy of which was sent to MEMO’s reporter in Gaza, no justification was given to explain the refusal.

Feb 11 10:13


The government is preparing a multi-year plan to surround Israel with security barriers, prime minister says.’ In the area that we live in, we must defend ourselves.’

Feb 11 09:34

Zionist and Nazi Moral Disengagement

Zionist values and the hasbara machine dread empathy. Empathy engages with suffering and survivors of Nazi atrocities and their descendants have the privileged capacity to realise there is no difference between suffering under the Nazi or the zionist jackboot – both of which made and make strides because the machinations of moral disengagement duped the German people back then, just as the Jewish people are duped today along with British, Canadian, American, European, Australian citizens whose governments grant impunity to the zionist scourge in Palestine.

Feb 11 09:19

To my Fellow Israelis: We Can Stop This

Let me put it out there, clearly and directly:

We have been acting like animals, with barbarism of a degree which indeed could be, and should be, and has been, compared to those whom we love to hate – the Nazis – whose cruelty is supposed to exonerate ours. As Golda Meir told MK Shulamit Aloni: “After the Holocaust, Jews are allowed to do anything.” NO. Damn well not. We’ve used this excuse, with those words or others, together with a systematic cover-up of our own cruelties, since the start. And because we have largely succumbed to our own propaganda in this, we have failed to perceive the historical trace, which, if followed honestly, will show us that we are essentially AT THE SAME PLACE as before – still subjugating, still massacring, still torturing.

Feb 10 16:35

Netanyahu Wants Fence Around Israel to Keep Out ‘Wild Beasts’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has proposed a plan to encircle his entire country with a fence as protection against “wild beasts,” referring to those in neighboring Arab states.

Feb 10 09:00

To my Fellow Israelis: We Can Stop This

the history of any state is violent and criminal but the future is what we make of it

Feb 10 08:38

Why are Oscar nominees being given a free trip to Israel?

Oscar nominees are receiving free trips to Israel because Tel Aviv is feeling the pressure from the ever-growing BDS movement

Feb 10 08:12

RT Documentary The Occupation of the American Mind

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Great documentary about what Israel is doing to Palestine (and you pay for it all).

Feb 10 07:33

74% of Gaza homes destroyed by Israel in summer 2014 war have not been rebuilt, as violent repression escalates

18 months after the Israel massacre 74% of the Palestinian homes have not been rebuilt.
Note: But the United States send billions more to Israel.

Feb 09 23:00

Falk reprimands Ban Ki-Moon over truth about Israel's crimes

With obvious relish Richard Falk, former professor of international law at Princeton and UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Occupied Palestine, has issued a well deserved slap on the wrist to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon for his naivety. It follows Israel's furious reaction to Ban's remark to the Security Council that “Palestinian frustration is growing under the weight of a half-century of occupation and the paralysis of the peace process”.

Feb 09 15:24

Hacker dumps data on nearly 30K federal agents ‘for Palestine’

An anonymous hacker has released the details of 20,000 FBI employees and 9,000 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) personnel online.

The so-called cybercriminal had earlier threatened to take the measure, Motherboard, which had received a copy of the data, reported Monday.

Feb 09 11:05

Israeli rabbi calls for execution of all Palestinians

A senior Israeli rabbi says Tel Aviv should execute Palestinians instead of arresting them and “leave no one alive” in order to establish safety in the occupied Palestinian territories, Palestinian media report.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not a word from ABCNNBBCBSFOX! If some Palestinian or Imam called for the murder of all Jews, I'll bet the reaction would be different!

Feb 09 10:00


The Women’s Boat to Gaza (WBG) is a Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC*) initiative that seeks not only to challenge the Israeli blockade but to also show solidarity and bring a message of hope to the Palestinian people.

The initiative was launched with a call to all artists/designers globally for submissions of a criterion based logo for the WBG that represented the undeniable contributions and indomitable spirit of Palestinian women who have been central within the Palestinian struggle.

Feb 09 10:00


Maya Angelou stood with Palestinians, but Israeli military uses her for Black History Month hasbara ...

Feb 09 08:59

Arab MKs Suspended For Being Arabs

The Knesset's Ethics Committee decided yesterday to suspend Arab MKs Haneen Zoabi, Basel Ghattas and Jamal Zahalka from meetings of the Knesset and its committees. Mr. Zoabi and Mr. Ghattas have been suspended for four months, and Mr. Zahalka for two months.

Their crime: the three Arab Joint List members dared to meet with families of Palestinian freedom fighters who gave their lives in the battle to free their land.

Feb 08 15:25

Richard Falk reprimands Ban Ki-moon over truth about Israel's crimes

Stuart Littlewood recalls an interview with former UN human rights rapporteur Richard Falk in which he exposes “the politics of deflection” – shooting the messenger while ignoring the message – underlying the propaganda efforts of Israel and its allies.

Feb 08 10:47


Our Leviev Valentine’s event was yesterday – we shut him down again – they were supposedly closed for inventory (on a Saturday?). Again there were some crazies carrying on, screaming, grabbing someones phone and throwing it. The NYPD was there and refused to arrest him because the phone was still working. All of us ‘law & order types’ were chanting, “Arrest him!” but they didn’t. Of course if that was a Black kid he’d be at Sing-Sing by now or on a coroner’s gurney.

See the ugly face of zionism here …

Feb 08 09:07

Palestinian journalist, threatened with death, seeks asylum in Belgium

A Palestinian journalist is seeking asylum in Belgium after receiving a series of death threats.

Abdelsalam Abunada has been campaigning in recent months against a new law that would give the Palestinian Authority broad powers to censor the media.

Last month, he decided to flee the occupied West Bank because of threatening emails that had been sent to him. One of the messages warned that his throat would be cut.

Feb 07 12:39

Optimism of the will: One man’s hope amid fascism and bigotry in Israel

Uri Avnery explains why he is optimistic despite the deep despair of the Israeli peace camp, the exponential rise of Israel’s home-grown fascism and the fact that the Israeli government is leading the country towards national suicide.

Feb 07 09:52


The Israeli Knesset rejected a bill that calls for equality (after all all this must remain a state by and for Jews). And a video emerged of Israeli prime minister Netanyahu praising Israeli Fascist Group Im Tirtzu which believes in "Jewishness" of Palestine and acts and
supports to effect ethnic cleansing of native Palestinians in favor of European and other Jewish colonization. The Zionist leaders attacked Ban Ki Moon for mildly speaking about the need to end the occupation and let Palestinians live free. The heads of the EU misssions in
Jerusalem issued a report saying that Israel must respect human rights. They explained that 660 Palestinians are being held without charge or trial. They also mention Mohammad AlQeeq, a Palestinian Journalist on hunger strike for 70 days since his illegal detention.

Feb 07 09:51


‘And before I be a slave I’ll be buried in my grave and go home to my Lord and be Free’

Feb 07 07:43

Monsanto Exposed as Source for White Phosphorus Used in Gaza Massacre

By Justin Gardner

Monsanto has earned the dubious reputation of being one of the most hated companies in the world. Its grand proclamations of working to feed the world and help the environment have been exposed for a sham...

The chemical manufacturing side of Monsanto goes back a long way, most notably to Vietnam where Agent Orange was used to decimate vast swaths of tropical rainforest and poison countless Vietnamese civilians and soldiers, including American. The popular 2-4, D herbicide used today was an ingredient in Agent Orange.

But Monsanto’s role as a purveyor of deadly military chemicals goes even deeper...

Feb 07 07:07

Forbidden love tales in Israel...

Officials in Israel’s education ministry banned Dorit Rabinyan’s ‘Gader Haya’ (Borderlife) book from being taught in schools because the plot involving a mixed romantic relationship between an Israeli and Palestinian is perceived as “threatening”.

Feb 07 00:21

Israel shoots the messenger: An open letter to Ban Ki-Moon

While I was special rapporteur for Palestine, you chose to attack me in public on several occasions. Now Israel has turned its fire on you......Richard Falk

Feb 06 11:03

BDS Blacklist: Festival fights back against Israeli right wing

Human rights and "Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions" (BDS) movement supporters held Blacklisted, an arts and music festival in Tel Aviv on Friday night, in resistance to the attacks they say they are receiving from right-wing Israelis.

They say the government-backed campaign aims to expose Israeli artists and public figures who speak out against the occupation of Palestinian land - and support human rights groups and the BDS movement.

Feb 06 10:15

Saudi Arabia sentences Palestinian poet to torture instead of death

A Saudi court ruled this week that instead of beheading Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh, he will now face flogging and eight years in prison as punishment for what state religious authorities consider to be crimes against Islam.

Feb 05 14:01

Palestinian leader backs Russia’s airstrikes in Syria

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has voiced his strong support for Russia’s airstrikes in Syria, Russia’s upper house speaker Valentina Matviyenko said on Friday. Abbas also said Russia has come back to the Middle East and this creates "certain balance" in the region and no imbalance will be allowed, Matviyenko said. On February 2-4, the delegation of Russia’s upper house of parliament paid an official visit to Israel and a working visit to Palestine. "Of course, they understand the importance of the fight against terrorism and Russia’s participation in the fight against terrorism," Matviyenko said, adding that Palestine and Israel have their own opinion on this fight.

Feb 05 13:18

Protest AIPAC in DC on March 20th!

12 Noon: Assemble at the White House
1pm-5pm: March to the Washington, D.C. Convention Center

On March 20, 2016 we aren't just protesting AIPAC but we are being direct about supporting Palestine hence the theme! We are asking people from all over The United States of America to come support justice for Palestine by standing against AIPAC which will be convening in DC on this day! We cannot continue to let AIPAC (which advocates for an illegal foreign entity not on US soil) dicatate our American foreign policy.


Feb 05 08:32

French government partners with Israeli settlement profiteer

The French government is giving high-profile backing to an Israeli company that profits from settlements built on occupied Palestinian and Syrian land in violation of international law.

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Cher peuple de France. Maintenant, vous savez ce que nous, les Américains doivent faire face à quand Israël envahit votre gouvernement!

Feb 05 08:01


The consequences of Israeli occupation and anti-Palestinian discrimination for Israel’s economy are now coming faster than ever.

Feb 04 15:19

US to invest $120 million into Israeli tunnel detection system

The US and Israel are each to invest $120 million into a tunnel detection system, which Israel says it needs to guard its borders, Israeli media reported.

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If the US and Israel spent that same money on the Palestinians there wouldn't be a conflict and no need for more weapons and systems.

Feb 04 10:21


Portraits of Palestine’s youth rebellion

Feb 04 09:57

Thousands of Fake Copies of the New York Times Hit NYC Streets Reimagining Paper as Balanced on Palestine

Frustrated with the New York Times’ unfair coverage of Israel and Palestine, human rights campaigners took matters into their own hands on Tuesday, printing and distributing a stunning 10,000 parody versions of the paper that imagine the premier news outlet as responsible and balanced.

Feb 04 09:37

Biggest Israeli demolition in a decade leaves 100 homeless

A Palestinian woman sits on the ruins of her house in the West Bank after it was demolished by Israeli occupation forces on 2 February. It was one of two dozen homes demolished by Israeli occupation forces in Jenbah, in the South Hebron Hills, making 100 people homeless.

Feb 04 06:24

International activists tweet for Mohmed al-Qeeq release

On day 46 of his strike, Mohmed al-Qeeq partially lost speaking and completely lost sight and hearing. On day 47, he started to fell intermittently into coma. On day 71, he had a mild-stroke.

Feb 04 06:06

Ex-prisoner reveals tragedies of female captives in Israeli jails

Captive Fatima told the PIC reporter that she lived six bitter years in prison, during which she experienced the wrench of the throes of childbirth, while she was tied up. She was deprived of the most basic human rights.

Feb 03 15:36

60% Deaf and Mute: Jailed hunger-striking Palestinian journo ‘in danger’ – lawyer

A Palestinian journalist on hunger strike in an Israeli prison has lost the ability to speak and most of his hearing.