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Jan 08 16:12

BDS in the crosshairs of US presidential candidates

Lawrence Davidson warns that the targeting of the boycott Israel movement BDS by US presidential candidates is the thin end of the wedge that could eventually demolish valued American rights and traditions.

Jan 08 12:53

Unholy Alliance: Christian Zionists and the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

Imagine thousands of people cheering and shouting for Israel in the huge Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. On stage, Ehud Olmert, the mayor of Jerusalem, proclaims: “God is with us. You are with us.” The crowd hollers, whoops and some blow the shofar. But none of those present is Jewish. Outside the auditorium Leanne Cariker from Oklahoma is carrying a placard that reads, “Just say No! to a Palestinian state.” Next to her stands another group of demonstrators, Hasidic Jews from Brooklyn. They oppose the state of Israel.

Jan 08 01:34

Jewish-Israeli Passengers Hijack Airline’s Integrity

It is not only damaging to an airline’s reputation to be taken hostage by passengers calling the shots as to who they deem suitable to fly with them, but places all passengers rights and safety, anywhere, on any plane, at risk to racial profiling and discriminatory demands at the whim of bigots such as the arrogant Jewish- Israeli passengers on Aegean Airlines

Jan 07 19:13

Greedy Eyes of Saudi Sheikhs

For Saudi,there is only one problem in the world: Iran. This unites them with Israel, where Iran is the main obsession of Prime Minister Netanyahu. Israel and Saudia are the great Semitic couple, a marriage made in hell.

It is a pity Saudis do not understand that their problem is not Iran. They have just run out of their luck and of their resources. They can’t fight two wars and sell their oil for peanuts (intending to undermine Iran and Russia) and cut down their welfare programs and incite the Shia rebellion by beheading that beloved preacher.

Jan 07 13:40

jimmy CARTER ON PALESTINE [VIDEO]

Former President Jimmy Carter, author of a new book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,is interviewed from his home in Plains, Georgia. He responds to a caller who asks questions concerning pressure put on the US political system and the resulting support of Israel.

Jan 07 10:00

VIDEO ~~ DID AMERICAN ‘CHARITIES’ FINANCE THE LAST WAR IN GAZA

Were common household items purchased with tax-exempt charitable funds used to help the Israeli army kill Palestinians in Gaza?

The video below provides evidence that equipment likely purchased with tax-deductible US donations was used in Israel’s summer 2014 assault on Gaza that killed more than 2,200 Palestinians including 551 children.

In the video, members of the Israeli army’s Golani Brigade preparing to deploy to Gaza during the assault thank donors to an organization called Connections Israel for donations they have made.

Jan 07 08:16

Israel's Barbarism Aimed at Consolidating its Theft and Ethnic Cleansing

Despite the corporate media’s efforts to play up Israeli fears of rockets from Gaza that very rarely kill anyone and make zero impact on Israel’s military might, US public opinion, is not remotely as lopsided in favor of Israel as the 100-0 Senate vote.

Jan 07 07:42

Was gear bought by US charity used by Israeli army during Gaza attack?

Were common household items purchased with tax-exempt charitable funds used to help the Israeli army kill Palestinians in Gaza?

On Tuesday, The Electronic Intifada reported on a lawsuit filed by several US citizens against the US Treasury.

The complaint alleges that the government agency is allowing billions of dollars of tax-exempt charitable donations to flow to the Israeli army and support the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank including East Jerusalem.

One of the lawsuit’s specific claims is that “tens of thousands of Palestinians have had their homes either confiscated or demolished by settlers armed with sophisticated military hardware purchased with funds coming from these US tax-exempt entities.”

Jan 07 07:42

Ban on political group in Israel leaves Gaza orphans destitute

Palestinian citizens of Israel in the town of Umm al-Fahm protest the government’s closure of the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement, on 28 November 2015. The ban has hit vulnerable Palestinians in Gaza who relied on support from the group’s charities.

Jan 07 07:33

Israeli Security Officials: Abbas Cracking Down on Violence, Gestures to PA Are Urgent

The PA has markedly reduced incitement on its official media outlets, deployed personnel in the West Bank to prevent confrontations with the IDF, and resumed arresting Hamas operatives.

Jan 06 15:46

Palestine after Abbas

Although intended to inspire his Fatah Party followers, a televised speech by Mahmoud Abbas on the 51st Anniversary of the group’s launch highlighted, instead, the unprecedented crisis that continues to wreak havoc on the Palestinian people. Not only did Abbas sound defensive and lacking in any serious or new initiatives, but his ultimate intention appeared as if it was about his political survival, and nothing else.

Jan 06 09:21

No-Grow Zone: IDF destroys Palestinian crops in Gaza

The Israeli army has destroyed swathes of Palestinian crops in Gaza. The IDF used crop-dusters to spray herbicides damaging 400 acres of vegetables and other produce near the fence surrounding Gaza.

Jan 06 08:16

How Israel Helps Settler Group Move Jews Into East Jerusalem’s Silwan

Over the years, a government department has stood shoulder to shoulder with Ateret Cohanim in its struggles against Palestinian families who sought to remain in their homes.

Jan 06 08:15

US sued over tax-exempt donations for illegal Israeli settlements

A group of American citizens is suing the US Treasury because they say the agency is allowing billions of dollars of tax-exempt charitable donations to flow to the Israeli army and support the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, DC, on 21 December, alleges that around 150 US nonprofit organizations send about $1 billion a year “to fund the forcible expulsion of all non-Jews” and expand settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Martin McMahon, the lawyer for the plaintiffs, told The Electronic Intifada that he believes the organizations are violating eight federal criminal statutes and up to six Treasury regulations.

Jan 06 04:36

Israeli minister adds West Bank church compound to settlement bloc

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon has decided to incorporate a southern West Bank church compound into the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, Israeli daily Haaretz reported Wednesday.

An investigative report by Israeli newspaper Haaretz in May last year alleged that American millionaire Irving Moskowitz purchased the site through a Swedish company in 2012 with the intention of turning it into a settlement outpost.

Jan 05 16:47

Why Did Israel Withhold Bodies of Slain Palestinians, Denying the Right to Mourn?

On New Year's Day here in Hebron, after months of painstaking waiting and deliberations, the parents of 17 slain Palestinians finally received the bodies of their children.

Jan 05 11:58

Gaza: The Killing Zone (Documentary) MUST SEE!

Hoda Darwish, a 12-year-old from Gaza, was shot in the head and blinded by an Israeli sniper’s high-velocity bullet while sitting at her desk in a UN elementary school in Khan Younis, Gaza

Jan 05 09:29

Collective punishment or deterrent? IDF demolishes, seals off attackers’ homes in Jerusalem

The Israeli military has demolished the homes of two Palestinians involved in deadly attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem last year, saying bulldozing is an effective tool to “deter” attacks. Rights groups say the demolitions are collective punishment.

Jan 05 08:27

You can’t report truthfully on Israel without facing its wrath

I can only hope that now the UN Human Rights Council will redeem its mistake by reviving the candidacies of Professor Christine Chinkin and Phyllis Bennis, both of whom possess the credentials, motivation and strength of character to become an effective special rapporteur.

The Palestinians deserve nothing less.

Jan 05 08:26

France’s Orange dumps Israeli affiliate that backed Gaza war

Palestine solidarity activists can chalk up a significant win as the French multinational telecom company Orange is dumping its Israeli affiliate.

The Orange Israel brand will cease to exist in February, the Tel Aviv newspaper Haaretz reports.

This news comes just eight months after an international boycott campaign was launched against Orange over its support for Israel’s 2014 assault on Gaza and its complicity in Israel’s colonization of the occupied West Bank.

Jan 04 13:17

UN human rights envoy to Palestinian Territories resigns over Israeli 'denial of access'

The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Palestine resigned Monday, citing frustration at Israel’s denial of access to Palestinian territories.

Indonesian diplomat Makarim Wibisono said during his resignation that, “unfortunately, my efforts to help improve the lives of Palestinian victims of violations under the Israeli occupation have been frustrated every step of the way.”

Jan 03 22:32

The road to hell is paved with 'national security'

Israel is turning the West’s fixation on the Islamic State group into an opportunity to expand its apartheid laws and militarisation of the West Bank

Jan 03 15:56

Israel Admit To Spraying Poison On Palestinian Crops

Israel have admitted that their military have used crop-dusters to destroy hundreds of acres of Palestinian crops for “security operations” reasons...“The aerial spraying of herbicides and germination inhibitors was conducted in the area along the border fence last week in order to enable optimal and continuous security operations,” an IDF Spokesperson told +972 on Sunday.

Jan 03 07:49

Israel Charges Two Jews Over West Bank Arson Murders

One adult charged with three counts of murder, one minor charged as accessory to murder. Two others charged with violence against Palestinians.

Jan 03 07:08

BEX ALERT - Israel hits back after Daesh-affiliated cell fires rockets from Gaza

This attack was a direct response to five rockets launched from Gaza on Friday, for which Daesh-affiliated terrorist organisation Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis took credit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel is now trying to claim ISIS is in Gaza. That is silly. ISIS is only in oil-rich regions the US wants to invade and control! :)

And again as usual, the rocket attack from Gaza hit open ground and caused no damage at all.

Jan 02 13:10

Israel launches airstrikes on Gaza

Jan 02 11:27

ISRAELI RESTRICTIONS ON PALESTINE’S TELECOM INDUSTRY

Israeli restrictions on the telecom industry have hobbled Palestine’s already beleaguered economy

Jan 01 20:35

A Baby is Born but BombsRUs Cameron's Christmas is Mercy Mild

Bush and Blair, the psychopathic pair, with many thousands sharing the same very dangerous personality trait, then focused on that cradle of civilization, a fine irony. It was in April 2002 when the blood brothers sealed the fate of Iraq in Crawford, Texas. (5) As always there was a pretext, 'Weapons of Mass Destruction'. Vilification of Saddam Hussein ran parallel.

Jan 01 16:58

There would have been “something wrong” if the US had not bugged Netanyahu

Alan Hart says collusion between Israeli Premier Netanyahu and traitors in the US Congress, and the risk of Netanyahu mounting a false flag operation to scupper the nuclear agreement with Iran, are what prompted President Obama to authorise bugging the Israeli premier.

Jan 01 14:05

US Treasury Sued over Donations for Israeli Squatter Settlements in Palestine

A lawsuit has been filed in a US court seeking to stop non-profit groups from sending billions of dollars worth of tax-exempt donations to support illegal Israeli settlements and the Israeli army.

Jan 01 08:19

Israel bans novel on Arab-Jewish romance from schools for 'threatening Jewish identity'

The Israeli government has banned schools from teaching children about a book about a love affair between a Jewish woman and a Palestinian man.

'Borderlife' will not be allowed in the Israeli curriculum because of apparent fears it could encourage Jews to marry people who are not Jewish.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But anyone who says we are being racist is just a filthy Jew-hating anti-Semite who wants Hitler to come back and gas Jewish babies in the ovens! WE MUST PRESERVE OUR RACIAL HYGIENE! But the rest of you cattle, just blend together in Europe and America because you don't need a sense of racial identity ... because your races are clearly inferior and not worth worrying about!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Jan 01 08:16

2016 ~~ THE YEAR THE WALL WILL FALL!

Happy New Year from Carlos Latuff

Jan 01 05:06

A Look Back at 2015 Protests in Los Angeles - slideshow w/music

From my friend photographer Mike Chickey in Los Angeles: A look back at 2015 - slideshow w/music. Happy New Year!

Dec 31 15:44

Jerusalem Isn't the Capital of the Jews

Research shows that Jerusalem has existed for about 4,000 years. During the first 1,000 it had no connection to the Jewish people.

Dec 31 14:40

An Open Letter to Young Muslims Everywhere: The Seed of Triumph in Every Adversity

Islam did not invent colonialism and imperialism, but inspired Asians, Africans and Arabs to fight this crushing evil. Islam did not usher in the age of mass slavery, although millions of American and European slaves were, themselves, Muslim. You try to tell them all of this, and you insist that the likes of vicious groups like ISIS are not a product of Islam but a by-product of violence, greed and foreign interventions.

Dec 31 14:01

UN supports sovereignty for Palestine and slams Israel

Stuart Littlewood hails the UN General Assembly resolution reaffirming the Palestinian and Syrian peoples’ sovereignty over their natural resources in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian and Syrian territories.

Dec 31 10:03

LAST TOON OF THE YEAR ~~ NEW YEAR’S EVE IN PALESTINE

Dec 31 10:02

2015 ~~ A YEAR OF VICTORIES FOR BDS

How the Israel boycott movement struck major blows in 2015

Dec 31 09:28

George Washington University apologizes for censorship of Palestinian flag

Earlier this month, six weeks after receiving a “Warning Letter” for hanging a Palestinian flag out his dormitory window, George Washington University (GWU) student Ramie Abounaja obtained a formal apology from university president Steven Knapp for the attack on his free speech rights. The apology came after an implied threat of legal action against the university.

Dec 31 05:44

How the Israel boycott movement struck major blows in 2015

There’s also every sign that BDS could become a big issue in the 2016 US presidential campaign – already Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton and Republican hopeful Jeb Bush have launched attacks on the Israel boycott movement

Dec 30 19:05

“What is Israel supposed to do?

As for the biggest question, “what is Israel to do?” Israel is to free all Palestinian prisoners, repeal all the laws that give Jewish people exclusive rights in Palestine, repeal the law the prohibits Palestinians from returning to their land and allocate the billions of dollars that will be needed for paying reparations to the refugees and their descendants. Then, Israel is to call for free, one-person one-vote elections where all people who live in mandatory Palestine vote as equals. That is what Israel should do.

Dec 30 15:39

UN supports sovereignty for Palestine and slams Israel

Since Brazil is Israel’s largest trading partner in South America you’d think the Israelis would watch their manners. The Brazilians, hopefully, won’t allow themselves to pushed around by Tel Aviv’s insufferable thugs.

Dec 30 15:33

“Expel Israel from the UN”

A motion to expel Israel from the United Nations is to be put to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s (PSC) Annual General Meeting (AGM). It reads as follows:

Dec 30 15:32

“Expel Israel from the UN”

A motion to expel Israel from the United Nations is to be put to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s (PSC) Annual General Meeting (AGM). It reads as follows:

Dec 30 09:26

How the Israel boycott movement struck major blows in 2015

In September 2014, on the eve of the Jewish new year, Israel’s leading financial daily named Omar Barghouti among the 100 people most likely to influence the country’s economy in the following year.

Calcalist, the business supplement of the mass circulation newspaper Yediot Ahronot, said that the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, which Barghouti helped found, was “already worrying the government.”

It cited government studies warning that Israel would lose billions of dollars a year in exports and GDP and thousands of jobs if current boycott trends continued.

Dec 29 18:54

George Washington University apologizes for censorship of Palestinian flag

Earlier this month, six weeks after receiving a “Warning Letter” for hanging a Palestinian flag out his dormitory window, George Washington University (GWU) student Ramie Abounaja obtained a formal apology from university president Steven Knapp for the attack on his free speech rights. The apology came after an implied threat of legal action against the university.

Dec 29 12:59

7-year-old chased by notorious Israeli settler in Hebron

A Palestinian father living in Hebron’s Old City told Ma’an that his 7-year-old daughter was injured while being chased by notorious Israeli extremist Baruch Marzel on Monday.

Raed Abu Irmeileh said that he had to take his daughter, Dana, to the Hebron Governmental Hospital “after she had fallen to the ground while being chased by Baruch Marzel near the Ibrahimi mosque.”

Irmeileh told Ma’an that Israeli forces present in the area did not stop Marzel from chasing his children, and assaulted his 10-year-old son Hutasem as well as two brothers Nabil, 14, and Farhat Nader al-Rajabi, 10.

Dec 29 10:15

Israel Police Arrest Groom From 'Wedding of Hate' Video Clip

Four other revelers arrested, including prominent right-wing extremist, in relation to wedding video which showed guests brandishing guns and knives.

Dec 29 09:49

VIDEO ~~ CARLOS LATUFF SPEAKS OF HIS BAN IN TURKEY

Dec 29 08:22

Sarah Colborne – A Solidarity Campaigner Or A Traitor

PSC Director Sarah Colborne went out of her way to kosherize the UK PSC (Palestinian Solidarity Campaign) but now no longer holds her position in what is left of the diluted solidarity institution. The rumour is that Colborne had to go because evidence of her collaboration with the police against leading Palestinian activists was too embarrassing.

Dec 28 13:17

War Crimes: Israeli Planes Spray Crop-killing Chemicals on Gaza Farms

Israeli occupation planes have sprayed crop-killing chemicals on farmlands across besieged Gaza Strip, killing off crops in the coastal enclave.

Dec 28 10:45

Israel Renews Building Plans in Hot-button E1 Near Ma'aleh Adumim Settlement

Move comes a year after Netanyahu canceled similar plan for the neighborhood, whose construction would more closely link Jerusalem and West Bank settlement.

Dec 28 10:19

REFLECTIONS ON A PALESTINIAN CHRISTMAS

"Israel’s Christmas gifts to Bethlehem this year serve
towards consolidating the separation between Bethlehem and its twin city,
Jerusalem; the city where
Jesus was born and the city where he
was resurrected"

Dec 28 10:18

COMPLICIT HATRED IN ISRAEL

‘Hate wedding’ family alleges Shin Bet involvement

Dec 28 10:14

Hillary Clinton Touts Overthrow of Gadhafi, but Doesn’t Mention That Clinton Foundation Donors Did Big Business in Tyrant’s Libya

On Saturday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton again justified the 2011 U.S. policy of regime change in Libya, citing, at least in part, the fact that dictator Moammar Gadhafi had killed Americans.

“We have to continue to do what is necessary when someone like Gadhafi, a despot with American blood on his hands, is overturned,” Clinton said during the weekend’s Democratic presidential debate in Manchester, New Hampshire. “But I’ll tell you what would have happened if we had not joined with our European partners and our Arab partners to assist the people in Libya, you would be looking at Syria.”

But early in the administration, Clinton had championed an allegiance with the Libyan regime under Gadhafi, during a time when some of the major U.S. corporations doing business in Libya were also donating heavy sums to the Clinton Foundation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Do not for a moment imagine that this "pay to play" mentality will suddenly leave her consciousness, if she is able to win (or steal) the election; it will simply continue, unabated. For her and Bill Clinton, inhabiting the White House is simply another way to make millions of dollars through her foundation, and the public be damned.

And this is why we have to bring her past behaviour to the unblinking gaze of documented fact, because, if in fact, past is prologue to the future, we can expect massive international interventionism from a second Clinton presidency.

And has anyone out there had the "male attributes" to ask her if the current post-Ghadaffi situation in Libya, which has been rife with civil war since 2011; whose leadership has been badly factionalised and has just this month created a basis for a national unity government, was the outcome she desired when she green-lit Ghadaffi's assassination?!?

And what about the reality that Libya has become a
second home to ISIS?!?

Because if all I have stated here were not the outcomes Clinton desired as Secretary of State, and were simply "unintended consequences" of her policies here, please consider Libya a thoroughly terrifying, but very real, "prequel" to what a Clinton presidency will look like.

Dec 28 08:06

UN Resolution on Palestinian Sovereignty over its Natural Resources, Opposed by Israel, US and Canada

snip: The UN General Assembly reiterated the illegality of Israeli settlement enterprise and its monopoly over Palestinian resources citing the “detrimental impact of the Israeli settlements on Palestinian and other Arab natural resources, especially as a result of the confiscation of land and the forced diversion of water resources.” Water resources in the occupied Palestinian territory almost entirely under Israeli control under the Oslo Accords, and around 85 percent of water is allocated to Israelis, according to the Palestinian Water Authority.

Dec 27 22:26

Zionism is racism: Notes from Tel-Rumeida, Hebron, El-Khalil

The Zionist state never intended to be democratic or tolerant. From its very inception it created racist laws and used terrorism to achieve its goals, giving its terrorist forces the benign name of “Israeli Defense Forces.” Its goal was and remains genocide of the Palestinian people and a complete ethnic cleansing of Palestine, and Israel has been dedicatedly practicing that for seven decades.

Dec 27 08:38

The big lie: Anti-Semitism at Concordia

... the Montreal Gazette recently published a front page article claiming Jewish students at Concordia University were "feeling like the target of a hate campaign." The reason cited, as far as this writer can tell, was simply that many students were standing in solidarity with Palestinians. At the end of November, the student group Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights organized BDS Week. Without citing a single incident of actual racism, the Gazette painted a picture of the discussion series as hateful.

Reporter Karen Seidman simply quoted an individual decrying "a hostile environment on campus" and another who denounced "speakers slandering Israeli tactics and spewing hate."

Dec 27 07:52

Netanyahu: ‘Arab terror’ cannot be compared to ‘Jewish terror’

In lieu of growing Israeli focus on Jewish extremism, Israel’s Prime Minister on Sunday said that comparing “Arab terror and Jewish terror” was impossible, Israeli media reported.

During a weekly meeting, Benjamin Netanyahu said: "Here we condemn and they [the Palestinians] praise," according to Israeli daily Haaretz.

The PM said that "Jewish terror" was rare, while “Arab terror” frequently took place on a large scale.

Netanyahu stated that while Israeli leadership condemned terror attacks carried out by Jews, the Palestinian Authority “encourages terror and incites.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Our terror is GOOOOOOOD! Their terror is BAAAAAAAD!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Dec 27 07:48

'Boycott and sanction' power to be stripped from UK councils

Campaign Against Arms Trade condemns ‘attack on local democracy’ as new guidelines affirm that councils cannot wage their own foreign policy campaigns

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The one thing they cannot do is stop individuals from making their own choices as to what they will and will not buy. BDS can succeed as a grass-roots movement!

Dec 27 07:46

Netanyahu: No Room for Comparison Between Jewish and Arab Terror

Prime minister says 'there's a difference between Israeli society's healthy attitude and the PA's, which encourages terror.'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Israeli society's healthy attitude?"

Dec 27 07:44

Jerusalem expulsions target activists and community leaders

The order follows the recent sharpening of an Israeli policy to revoke Palestinian residency rights in Jerusalem. In September, Silvan Shalom, the Israeli interior minister, vowed to revoke residency rights of those judged to “breach allegiance to the State of Israel.”

Since then, five expulsion orders have been issued.

Dec 27 07:29

Heroic Judge Tosses Out "Criminal Defamation of Jews" Charge In Montana

28-year-old David Joseph Lenio had faced up to ten years in prison if convicted of "Criminal Defamation" of Jews under Montana's oppressive statute. Montana Prosecutor Stacy Bowman had aggressively argued Lenio's prosecution for statements he allegedly posted to Twitter earlier this year. But Flathead County, Montana District Judge Heidi J. Ulbricht ruled that Montana's criminal defamation law was overbroad and tossed the charge out. Lenio still faces a separate charge of intimidation, for which he reportedly will stand trail in January, although it's rumored that a plea deal will be reached. In her ruling tossing out the criminal defamation of Jews charge, Judge Ulbricht began "it appears that the charge is based on allegations that defendant posted violent messages on twitter asserting that Jewish people have harmed U.S. politics, degraded the national economy, hate free speech, and "are known bullsh-ters."

Dec 26 14:07

“Expel Israel from the UN”

Stuart Littlewood explains, with reference to Israel’s ongoing violations of international law and the principles of the United Nations, why it is past time for the Palestine Solidarity Campaign to embrace a draft resolution calling for Israel’s expulsion from the UN.

Dec 26 08:51

Why is the U.S. subsidizing Israeli settlements?

A few miles away from Efrat sits the pleasant campground of Oz Vegaon, a West Bank outpost built without the required land allocation and planning permits from the Israeli Civil Administration. Campers, tourists and right-wing groups gather here to enjoy the newly constructed facilities. Women in Green helped to build Oz Vegaon last year, naming it after three Jewish teens murdered by Palestinians not too far from there. Some of the money it used on the site traveled some 5,700 miles from the center of Manhattan. Matar’s group is one of many settler organizations fueled with tax-exempt American dollars, of which increasing amounts arrive each year.

Dec 25 20:01

Ex-Shin Bet chief: Far-right threat today is ‘worse than before Rabin’s murder’

A former head of the Shin Bet security service said Friday that the threat posed to Israel by a terrorist “underground” of religious far-right extremists has reached unprecedented levels, worse even than in the lead-up to prime minister Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination in 1995.

“We’re at a worse point than before the assassination of Rabin,” said Carmi Gillon, who headed the agency when Rabin was murdered, in a Channel 2 interview on Friday night.

Dec 25 08:57

Jewish extremists are a ‘ticking bomb’ for Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu condemning violence as Israel cracks down on Palestinians is a double-standard, says Yehiel Grenimann from Rabbis for Human Rights. Jewish extremists are a “ticking bomb” and should be dealt with before for Israel becomes a healthy democracy, he adds.

Dec 25 08:54

KILLING THE FAMILY OF JESUS

So here is the deal. Some of the people walking around Palestine, Gaza, and the West Bank are blood relatives of Jesus. Distant blood relatives, but still blood relatives. Given 2000 years, it is possible that the vast majority of present day Palestinians are remote relatives of Jesus.

Israel is killing them.

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Dec 25 08:44

Israelis kill four Palestinians on Christmas Eve

Four Palestinians were killed by Israelis on Christmas Eve in another week of heightened violence.

Dec 24 13:15

After 2,000 years, Christians disappearing from Gaza

“Palestinian Christians … receive no tolerance or mercy from the Israeli occupation. Their land has been confiscated, their houses have been destroyed, and they have been subjected to daily humiliation on checkpoints when they travel,” he said. “Same discriminatory measures for everyone. Christians and Muslims.”

Dec 24 10:54

Bethlehem-area village sealed by Israeli military for weeks

The movement of residents in Ras Al-Wad southwest of Bethlehem has been cut off for weeks by Israeli military forces, locals said Wednesday.

A resident told Ma’an that the forces closed off the main entrance to the small village with large mounds of dirt around three weeks ago, and the road has remained closed since.

The road was used by residents in Ras al-Wad to access a main highway nearby. While they have been able to find an alternate route — a one-way dirt road that connects to the nearby village of Beit Sahour — access to the highway is severely limited, locals said.

“They just don’t want Arabs accessing the highway,” a Ras al-Wad resident told Ma’an.

Dec 24 10:18

All I Want For Christmas Is Justice

Christmas cartoon for occupied Palestine

Dec 24 09:56

Catastrophe for Syrians and Palestinians alike in war-ravaged country

The United Nations Security Council has thrown its weight behind a political process to end the catastrophic war in Syria as the situation for millions in the country remains as dire as ever.

Those affected include an estimated 450,000 Palestinian refugees who remain in Syria after nearly five years of violence that has claimed a quarter of a million lives, according to the UN.

Dec 24 09:30

CHRISTMAS IN THE LAND OF JESUS

The people of Bethlehem are asking for our help.

Dec 24 09:30

CELEBRATING TERROR AT AN ISRAELI WEDDING

At a wedding, Right-Wing West Bank Jewish settler yeshiva students celebrate the arson-murder, allegedly carried out by right-wing Jewish settler youths, of an 18-month-old Palestinian baby and his parents in the West Bank Palestinian village of Douma (Duma) in July 2015. Aired by Israel’s Channel 10 News on 12-23-2015, the video has shocked and revolted much of Israel. Israel’s Chief Rabbis condemned the behavior shown by the settlers in this video, as did Knesset members, including at least one right-wing supporter of radical settlers.

Dec 24 08:38

Video: Israeli youths dance, stab picture of murdered Palestinian baby

This video shows Israeli Jewish youths, some armed with army-issued assault rifles, dancing at a wedding.

Broadcast on Israeli television Wednesday evening, it shows one masked youth holding up a Molotov cocktail while another stabs a photo of Ali Dawabsha, the Palestinian baby killed in a firebomb attack on his family home in the occupied West Bank village of Duma last summer

Dec 24 00:51

The Israeli War on Christmas…and Christianity

Bentzi Gopstein’s call for ethnic cleansing of Christians and Palestinians from Israel mirror those of Trump here in America. Israel itself is lurching farther and farther toward fascism and outright religious hatred, if not war.

Dec 23 20:19

A Crushed Generation: Photography under Siege in Gaza

Life in Gaza became impossible, to the extent that the UN Conference on Trade and Development released a report last September warning that Gaza could become ‘uninhabitable’ in less than five years, if current economic trends continue.

Dec 23 12:29

Video: Days before Christmas, Bethlehem erects ‘resistance tree’ outside Nativity Church

The city of Bethlehem erected what they call a “Resistance Tree.” The tree, an olive tree which was recently uprooted by Israeli forces from a nearby neighborhood, was placed in the center of the main square, overlooking the towering Christmas tree and historical Nativity church. Instead of baubles and tinsel, the Resistance Tree was decorated with tear gas canisters clinking together like bells, photos of Palestinians recently killed or detained, Palestinian national scarves and sling shots.

Dec 23 10:34

Israeli Embassy Trolls White House, Exclusively Gifts Settlement Goods

This year’s holiday gifts from the Israeli embassy come with a politically charged message: the occupied Palestinian territories are part of Israel.

Israel's ambassador to the U.S., Ron Dermer, tweeted on Monday that all of the presents he is sending this holiday season will be products produced in the occupied West Bank and Golan Heights. The gifts will include wine, olive oil, body cream, and halva, the Israeli embassy told The Huffington Post.

In a letter to gift recipients, Dermer described his decision as an effort to “combat the latest effort by Israel’s enemies to destroy the one and only Jewish state,” specifically referencing the recent European Union decision to label goods originating in the occupied Palestinian territories to differentiate them from products made within Israel’s 1967 borders.

Dec 23 10:07

Flashback 1998 - "The Final War for Jerusalem - Why Permanent Israeli Victory Is Now Within Reach"

As the world plunges headlong toward the imminent revelation of Moshiach while the last walls of the exile disintegrate, the number of confused gentiles ready to change is rising exponentially. If the Jewish people immediately begin preparing adequate structures for the Noachide movement, this tide will be channeled directly into a glorious revelation of Truth.

But if we allow ourselves to be caught unprepared, this same overwhelming force for social change can, G-d forbid, be diverted to empower Amalek's final assault on holiness. It is not a matter of whether gentile society will explode in the face of the growing crisis; this event is an inevitable, and fast-approaching, reality. We do not want to miss this incredible opportunity to provide light in the final moments of darkness.

Dec 23 07:28

Israel’s sea blockade of Gaza motivated by gas finds

Calling the gas under the Mediterranean Sea “a gift from God,” Netanyahu vowed his decision would lead Israel to energy independence.

Fifteen years ago, the late Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat made a similar declaration as he stood aboard a fishing vessel in the Mediterranean, while British Gas confirmed the presence of natural gas less than 20 nautical miles off the coast of the Gaza Strip, within the occupied territory’s maritime zone.

“It’s a gift from God to us, to our people, to our children,” Arafat said. “This will provide a solid foundation for our economy, for establishing an independent state with holy Jerusalem as its capital.”

But fifteen years later the discovery of many rich gas fields in the eastern Mediterranean has reaped no benefits for Palestinians – and is likely the motive for Israel’s devastating maritime blockade on Gaza.

“Israel has closed off access to Palestine’s territorial

Dec 22 17:09

Why Israel Desperately Needs Palestine : Economic-Political-Psychological Analysis

The Palestinians have become a test and trial population who are being subjected to the testing of heinous weapons being produced by Israel. The psychological camouflage that is sustaining this laboratory testing on Palestinians is the “ existential threat card” being played by Israel (all for profitable measures)

Dec 22 17:03

Gaza in ruins

snip: Oxfam says that it would take *** over a hundred years *** to bring Gaza back to the conditions in June 2014 because of the ongoing Israeli siege. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), an agency tasked with the provision of relief to the Palestinian refugees, complained that “people are literally sleeping amongst the rubble; children have died of hypothermia” (Gaza Situation Report 77). Pledges for relief are not delivered, and even if they would be handed over to the United Nations (UN), the Israeli embargo makes it impossible for goods to enter Gaza. Gaza, like the rest of Palestine, is condemned to purgatory.

Dec 22 11:54

Israel has ‘deprived 23,000 orphans of monthly sponsorship’

The Deputy Head of the Islamic Movement in Israel, Shaikh Kamal Al-Khatib, said on Monday that Israel’s banning of the group has deprived 23,000 orphans from their monthly sponsorship payments, Anadolu has reported.

Dec 22 11:53

NUMBERING PALESTINIANS

Israeli army introduces a new system of identification numbers for the 30,000 Palestinian residents in the city.

Dec 22 08:46

West Bank village punished for exposing Israel’s brutality

The small West Bank village of Nabi Saleh is paying a steep price for a video of Israel's brutality

“The silence of the world is worse than what the occupier is doing,” he said. “We can’t understand this silence, because our struggle is for humanity and the world is supposed to care about human rights.”

Dec 22 07:49

West Bank village punished for exposing Israel’s brutality

Widely circulated in recent months, the video shows the mother and sister of 12-year-old Muhammad Tamimi wresting him away from a masked and armed Israeli soldier. The boy was throttled and jammed into boulders on 28 August, despite having a cast on his arm.

Israeli politicians not only defended the Israeli soldier’s actions; some argued that he should have behaved in an even more cruel manner.

Miri Regev, Israel’s culture minister, said that the soldier should have shot the boy’s unarmed rescuers.

Dec 21 12:52

NEW VIDEO ON THE TORTURE OF PALESTINIAN CHILDREN


Amid escalating violence, the number of Palestinian children held in Israeli military detention is now the highest since April 2010. At the end of October, 307 Palestinian children were imprisoned in the Israeli military detention system. From the moment of arrest, these children encounter ill-treatment and in some cases torture at the hands of Israeli forces.

Dec 21 09:30

Spain Issues Arrest Warrant For Benjamin Netanyahu Over 2010 Gaza Flotilla Attack

The Israeli prime minister and six other government officials could face arrest should they enter Spain, after a judge from the country issued warrants for their arrest.

Benjamin Netanyahu would be detained by police over a a case against him regarding the famed 'Freedom Flotilla' attack that took place in 2010.

Spanish judge Jose de la Mata ordered both the police and guardía to notify him should Netanyahu or one of six other Israeli officials cross Spain’s border.

Dec 21 07:28

Benjamin Netanyahu 'threatens to strip Jerusalem residency from 230,000 Palestinians'

Identity cards give around 350,000 Palestinians in East Jerusalem the right to work and move freely across the city, and are used by residents both inside and outside the separation wall built in 2003.

The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has previously hinted at the prospect of taking away residency rights from some Palestinians, seemingly manipulating public fears about a wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence that began around two months ago.

But the new figures, reported by the pro-Likud Hebrew Channel 2 and the Anadolou Agency in Turkey, would also impact Palestinians inside the wall and threatens to dramatically alter the demographic balance of Jerusalem.

Dec 20 18:56

The forced transfer of Palestinian detainees — why it matters

International law is clear that prisoners should not be transferred outside of an occupied territory — both to allow their families access to them and to prevent forced population transfer. But that’s not all that’s at stake.

Dec 20 10:02

IN PHOTOS ~~ AN EARLY CHRISTMAS FOR APARTHEID

Dec 20 07:30

US pushing envelope on Russia

“And of course, what the United States has been doing in conjunction with Israel and Saudi Arabia and Turkey and the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council states in supporting ISIL and supporting al-Qaeda affiliates in Syria in an attempt, among other things, to marginalize the Russian position in that part of the world, we have really been pushing the envelope,” he said. The analyst said that “these policies are wrong, they’re evil, and they’re immoral. But beyond that, they are simply insane.” “Because Russia is a proud nation, Russia is a legitimate military power. Russia is a nuclear power,” he added.

Dec 19 11:41

Israel’s lonely lawyer fighting impunity

Uri Avnery explains the challenges that lie ahead of Israeli lawyer Avigdor Feldman who has asked the Supreme Court to open a criminal investigation against the soldiers and civilians who have shot and killed "terrorists" after they had already become unable to act.

Dec 19 07:02

Israeli settlers blast “Muhammad is dead” song at Palestinians [video]

These videos illustrate the levels of open incitement and harassment against Palestinians by Israeli settlers, with the full collusion of the army of occupation.

Dec 18 14:36

Remember Palestine?

Maybe we’ve just grown tired of the Palestinian cause. Maybe Palestine has lost its “revolutionary” luster after the hellish season that was the “Arab Spring”, in favor of “nobler” and more urgent matters in the Arab World, like chasing the Houthis out of the Yemeni capital, for instance, or liberating Syria from the “Alawite” occupation, according to GGC-media that is.

Dec 18 08:27

European tourists staying away from Israel in droves

Israel’s tourism industry went into free fall as a result of its summer 2014 assault on Gaza, during which its army killed 2,200 Palestinians, including 551 children, and left much of the territory devastated.

The number of tourists was lower compared to the prior year’s figure in every month from July 2014. That was until July this year when the number of visitors finally clawed its way back almost to 2013 levels.

But the escalating violence in October and November, originally provoked by Israel’s unchecked assaults and incursions in occupied Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound, has set Israel back again.

Dec 18 08:26

Israeli forces shoot to kill, deny first aid

The rights group B’Tselem decried Israel’s “excessive and unwarranted use of lethal gunfire” as its forces killed seven more Palestinians in the last week, and a woman died of her injuries after being shot at a checkpoint in November.

Abdallah Nasasra, 15, was killed near the Huwwara military checkpoint outside the northern West Bank city of Nablus on Thursday, 17 December.

An Israeli army spokesperson told the Ma’an News Agency that the boy had charged at soldiers with a knife.

A Palestinian ambulance driver told Ma’an that soldiers prevented medical teams from treating the teen.

“No Israelis were injured during the incident,” the agency added.

The Quds news website reported that Nasasra’s body is being withheld by Israel.

Dec 18 08:06

Merry Christmas - KILLING THE FAMILY OF JESUS

Jesus was part of an extended family. The Bible says he had brothers and sisters. Some churches try to spin that these were only cousins, or Joseph's from a previous marriage, but Mary, Jesus' mother, was not an only child. At the very least, Jesus had cousins, Aunts, and Uncles. John the Baptist was Jesus' second cousin according to Luke 1:5-38.

For the purpose of this discussion, we do not need to go into the question of whether Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married and had a family.

But the fact is that Jesus had kinfolk; blood relations, at least on his mother's side (although the Bible provides a paternal genealogy for Jesus back to the House of David).

Those kinfolk had children. Those children had children. Those children had children. And so forth.

Modern genetics testing has demonstrated that modern-day Palestinians have a direct genetic trail back to the biblical Israelites.

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Dec 18 05:50

Thinking the Unthinkable: A Lamentation for the State of Israel - Well, Not Exactly

For the last year or so I have realized that I no longer believe in the One State Solution as it is generally understood. I no longer believe that the Israelis and the Palestinians could co-exist peacefully in the same polity. It would be no problem for the great majority of Palestinians, but there is a problem with at least 90% of the Jewish Israelis. Three or four generations of ZioNazi [see Zionism and Nazism: Is there a difference that makes a difference?] brainwashing have rendered them unfit for sharing the land with others.

Dec 17 22:36

Hungry Warrior: The Untold Story of Hana Shalabi

hroughout her hunger strike, that of exactly 47 days, Hana Shalabi never slept consistently for a number of hours. In the first few days of her strike, she would doze off only to wake up with the sudden fear that someone was trying to hurt her.

Dec 17 16:53

B.C.’s Attorney – General office wants $7,500.00 for the transcript of Topham Trial By RadicalPress.com

Well, there you have it. $7,500.00 for the transcript of R v Roy Arthur Topham less the Charge to the Jury which would have included another 62 pages raising the cost up a few hundred dollars more. Had I required the transcript in 3 business days the price would have jumped up another $1,500.00 bringing the total to $9,000.00.

Dec 16 20:14

Israeli authorities displace 6 Palestinians in Jerusalem demolition

Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem have been under threat of displacement since the Israeli government enacted a policy of “Judaization” in the area since its occupation in 1967, according to Israeli rights group B’Tselem.

The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions has documented nearly 50,000 demolitions in the occupied Palestinian territory since 1967

Dec 16 14:02

The city of Bethlehem prepares for a scaled-down Christmas celebration in the face of continuing Israeli violence [VIDEO]

A Silent Night this Christmas: The city of Bethlehem prepares for a scaled-down Christmas celebration in the face of continuing Israeli violence

Dec 16 10:07

#WarOnTerror ~~ FINALLY THEY CAME FOR ME!

Zionist organization releases video portraying human rights activists as aiding terrorists; activist says he fears being targeted for violence.

Dec 15 13:41

IDF soldiers trolling Palestinian news reporter’s live broadcast

IDF troll and disrupt Palestinian reporter’s live broadcast in West bank.

Dec 15 10:54

Israeli officer detained in London for Gaza war crimes

The man, who was in London on a business trip, was arrested upon arrival after a complaint was lodged against him for war crimes committed during the 50-day war.

Dec 15 10:28

IDF soldiers trolling Palestinian news reporter’s live broadcast

IDF troll and disrupt Palestinian reporter’s live broadcast in West bank

Dec 15 09:52

Father of Dawabshe Murder Suspect Calls Israel’s President, ‘Der Führer’

Nir Keller, the father of Israel Keller, the Israeli-American suspect in the arson-terror-murders of the Dawabsheh family, has penned a toxic Facebook post smearing Reuven Rivlin, Israel’s president, and Pres. Obama as well. The elder Keller’s identity, along with that of his son, is under Shin Bet gag order in Israel.

Dec 15 09:32

#SettlersPeaceProcess ~~ KILLING MUHAMMAD IN SONG

This video shows a group of Israelis from the Kiryat Arba settlement “playing hate songs through a loud speaker to residents of the Hebron neighborhood of Jabal Johar.

Dec 15 08:21

Video: Israeli settlers blast “Muhammad is dead” song at Palestinians

This video shows a group of Israelis from the Kiryat Arba settlement “playing hate songs through a loud speaker to residents of the Hebron neighborhood of Jabal Johar,” according to Israel’s B’Tselem human rights group, which published it last month.

The song heard in the video, filmed by Mai Dana on 11 October, includes the repeated refrain “Muhammad is dead” – disparaging the prophet.

Dec 15 08:21

Why won’t Israel return the body of a 14-year-old girl?

Hadil Awwad was shot dead by Israeli forces on 23 November. She was executed after allegedly trying to stab an Israeli man with scissors on Jaffa Street in Jerusalem.

Her 16-year-old cousin Nurhan was also injured and has subsequently been charged with attempted murder.

Hadil’s mother, Maliha, does not accept Israel’s version of events. Maliha said that the scissors found on her daughter were the ones Hadeel had used in art class.

Dec 15 08:20

Are toxins from Israeli bombs making Gaza babies ill?

The study showed that there was a statistically significant spike in the incidence of congenital heart disease in babies born directly after a war.

“This could be attributed to the environmental toxins they are exposed to during the wars,” Abed told The Electronic Intifada.

“All of us here are exposed to toxins that are carcinogenic,” Abed said, “but babies are particularly vulnerable in the first three months of gestation.”

Dec 15 08:19

Haaretz Investigation: Israeli Corporations Gave Millions to West Bank Settlements

From energy giants to makers of chocolate spread, documents show public and private Israeli companies have donated millions of shekels to settlements beyond the Green Line.

Dec 15 08:18

Israel’s Moral Erosion

Amid global anger over militants citing the Koran as a defense for terrorism, less attention gets paid to Israel citing God’s will as expressed in the Bible as the moral justification for stealing Palestinian land, an ethical crisis that is eroding Israel’s world standing, writes Alon Ben-Meir.

Dec 14 22:26

Hillary and her Israeli Billionaire Sugar Daddy

Israeli-American Haim Saban is one of America's richest self-made billionaire. He is the owner of numerous media and entertainment outlets — and a big Democratic donor. Born in Egypt and raised in Israel, he has become a generous name in Democratic politics. One would often question the agenda behind the generous monetary flow bestowed by Haim Saban on the Clinton's. what does Haim Saban wants in return of his generosity , to Hillary's campaign.?

Dec 14 17:58

Israel’s Moral Erosion

a real challenge for spin-doctors

Dec 14 17:11

Remember Palestine?

Op-Ed By Ahmad Barqawi

Maybe we’ve just grown tired of the Palestinian cause; maybe Palestine has lost its “revolutionary” luster after the hellish season that was the “Arab Spring”, in favor of “nobler” and more urgent matters in the Arab World, like chasing the Houthis out of the Yemeni capital for instance or liberating Syria from the “Alawite” occupation, according to GGC-media that is.

Dec 14 15:48

Palestinian artists reveal harsh reality of society

Palestinian artists use graffiti to reveal reality of society in Gaza City.

Dec 14 15:15

What was the point of Obama’s message to Israel’s president?

Alan Hart examines what could be either a warning or an expression of despair from President Obama to his Israeli counterpart, Reuven Rivlen, and wonders what Obama’s game plan for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict might be in what remains of his presidency.

Dec 14 10:50

#SettlersRule ~~ 3 GENERATIONS TO BE EVICTED TODAY IN EAST JERUSALEM

The family has already faced two attempts this year by Israeli occupation forces and settlers to remove them from their home, which is steps from Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque.

“The simple fact is that our house in particular is being targeted because it is the last Palestinian household left in the building and the neighborhood. If we are evicted, Ateret Cohanim will have a huge property [in the Muslim quarter] that is only inhabited by Israeli settlers,” Nora’s son Rafat Sub Laban told The Electronic Intifada in March, referring to one of the settler groups that is spearheading the takeover.

“This case sits within a context where hundreds of Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem are at risk of forced displacement due to settler activities” in Jerusalem, the United Nations special rapporteurs on the right to housing and the human rights of Palestinians wrote last April.

Dec 14 08:52

Israeli university heads fight to prevent US group's boycott motion

A final vote of the American Anthropological Association is set to take place in April, where over 10,000 members will cast ballots on whether to officially adopt a boycott.

Dec 14 08:49

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rocket fire

Loud explosion have been heard across the Gaza Strip after the Israeli Air Force reportedly carried out strikes on alleged terror targets following a rocket attack on Israeli territory earlier in the day.

Meanwhile sources on the ground told Quds Press that the strikes had been carried out by Israeli Apache helicopters, which launched at least two missiles at the northwestern Gaza strip, targeting al-Qassam Brigades, a military wing of the Palestinian Hamas organization.

Ambulances rushed to the scene with locals confirming to the publication that there had been “widespread damage” from the strike. It was not immediately clear if anyone was wounded in the strike.

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The rocket attack into Israel, as usual, hit nothing but dirt.

Dec 14 07:54

Future Prospects for Aqsa-Intifada

Since the beginning of the Intifada early October Palestinian protesters had suffered many casualties on the hands of the Israeli soldiers, who had murdered so far 120 Palestinians, including 25 children and 6 women, many were murdered in cold blood in short range and by Israeli snipers.

Dec 14 06:58

France says ad calling Jerusalem site ‘Palestinian territory’ a mistake

France has hurriedly backtracked after calling a site in west Jerusalem “Palestinian territory” in a recent job advertisement, saying the statement was “a mistake.”

Dec 13 10:00

Trump Confronted On Dancing JEWISH ISRAELIS, Not Muslims

Trump's Secret Service Agent Says "Let's Not Get Everyone Riled Up Okay?" I actually pulled off getting a FRONT ROW SEAT, ten feet away from him, at Donald Trump's forum yesterday at the University of South Carolina with the State Attorney General. It was not easy to do, but it can be done. I encourage everyone to do the same, and to learn from my mistakes. I agree with most of what Trump says, for example about guns, the border, Obamacare, etc. I'm not a big supporter of interrupting people's speech, so I chose not to do that. Plus, as I explain, it would have been immediately drowned out as the Trump team told the crowd to do in case of disruptions. Instead, I had a chance to talk to Donald personally afterwards, when he went around to shake hands and sign autographs. I asked him about the undue influence of the Israeli lobby.

Dec 13 09:07

ISRAELI INJUSTICE THAT YOU WON’T READ ABOUT IN THE WEST ….

The five teenagers (16-17 years old at the time) from the village of Hares (Salfit governorate, West Bank, occupied Palestine) were kidnapped from their homes by the Israeli army in March 2013. The teens were accused of throwing stones at illegal settler cars, one of which drove under a truck that was parked along Route 5 near the village of Hares. The driver’s children were injured during the accident and one of them died two years later after pneumonia complications. The boys denied throwing stones but were forced to sign ‘confessions’ following torturous interrogations at the hands of Israeli secret services. There was never any evidence of the boys’ guilt but it is sadly a reality in the Israeli military court system that does not comply with due process and convicts Palestinians at a 99.7% rate.

Dec 12 19:33

CNN Anchor Calls Out Jews as Terrorists

From a period of 1980 to 1985 there were a reported 18 terror attacks committed in the United States by Jews, 15 of them committed by the Jewish Defense League,” Banfield said. “The head of the Jewish Defense league was in jail awaiting trial … accused of trying to bomb a mosque in Culver City, trying to bomb [US Congressman] Darrel Issa’s office, an Arab-American.”

Jews are of course flipping out. You aren’t ever supposed to mention that Jews are terrorists. It’s anti-Semitic.

Dec 12 16:37

BBC forced to admit it misled over Palestine

For the second time in just over six months, the BBC has been forced to admit that its flagship news and current affairs program — Today — has misled its audiences over the situation in Israel and the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Dec 12 08:49

FRIDAY’S SPOOF ~~ PALESTINIAN CHILDREN ‘CELEBRATE’ HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

Dec 12 08:23

US court throws out Israel “terrorism” lawsuits against Arab Bank

A US court has ruled that thousands of non-US citizens cannot sue the Arab Bank over alleged attacks in and around Israel between 1995 and 2005.

The ruling by the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upholds an earlier decision by a lower court and deals a blow to lawfare efforts by Israel advocates.

Dec 12 08:22

Israel’s revenge demolitions only stiffen Palestinian resolve

The demolition — overseen by undercover forces disguised as civilians, as well as rooftop snipers — did not just destroy al-Akkari’s penthouse apartment and render his widow, Amira, and their five children homeless.

The explosion that ripped through the area severely damaged three other homes, leaving a further 14 people, including seven children, without roofs over their heads, according to the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem.

Dec 12 08:22

Israeli restrictions destroying Gaza’s furniture industry

Suffocating Israeli restrictions are denying carpenters in Gaza the essentials of their trade: wood, carpentry tools and paint.

Dec 12 08:21

BBC forced to admit it misled over Palestine

For the second time in just over six months, the BBC has been forced to admit that its flagship news and current affairs program — Today — has misled its audiences over the situation in Israel and the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.

In a broadcast in October, veteran presenter John Humphrys and Middle East correspondent Kevin Connolly implied in a two-way conversation that all of those killed in that month’s violence were Israeli.

In fact, at the date of broadcast, on 19 October, more than 40 of those killed were Palestinian and fewer than 10 Israeli.

Dec 12 08:20

Israel attacks West Bank college twice in one week

The Israeli army attacked the Palestine Technical University in the occupied West Bank city of Tulkarem twice this week.

Nine Palestinians were shot Thursday as Israeli soldiers tried to suppress a protest on the campus. On Monday, five students had to be hospitalized for gunshot wounds.

Dec 11 15:29

If Israel Wants to Prevent Terrorism, It Should Stop Evicting Palestinians

Late last year, two Palestinian cousins broke into a Jerusalem synagogue, killing five Israelis before being slain by police.

In retaliation, as part of the government’s “counterterrorist deterrence policy,” the homes of these two Palestinians were slated for demolition. Their houses were destroyed on October 6th of this year, displacing six of their family members.

Dec 11 15:07

‘People live in ruins’: Israel stops cement supplies into Gaza

Israel has banned all imports of cement entering Gaza, a move which Palestinians say was imposed without notice.

Dec 10 19:07

Netanyahu Allies Donated to Groups Pushing for Third Temple

Haaretz investigation reveals deputy defense minister and a key Netanyahu supporter in the U.S. donated to groups campaigning to impose Israeli sovereignty over Temple Mount.

Dec 10 16:10

War Against the People: a timely jolt to spur civil society action

Stuart Littlewood reviews Jeff Halper’s book, War Against the People, which “exposes the evil intent behind Israel's occupation and creeping annexation” and aims to enable activists to “formulate an effective anti-security and counter-hegemony agenda”.

Dec 10 10:19

Global Pacification, the Matrix of Control and other nasties…War Against the People’: a timely jolt to spur civil society action

If you want something to scare the pants off you this Christmas ask Santa for this excellent book.

It is not difficult to imagine what a wretched Christmas awaits the starving, shivering children of Gaza, still living among the ruins of their bombed-out homes, and by communities right across the West Bank now fragmented and separated from friends and family by Israel's merciless Matrix of Control. There is so much to learn about the hideous consequences of Israel's occupation and theft of the Holy Land... before it's too late.

Dec 10 09:52

SPOOF OF THE HOUR ~~ REMEMBER THE GAZA SLAUGHTER

Dec 10 08:54

Israel stops entry of cement into Gaza

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