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Feb 22 15:36

Trump’s One-State Openness On Israel

Just because Donald Trump said it doesn’t mean it has to be wrong. During the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washington, President Trump publicly stated he is not necessarily wedded to a “two-state solution” in Palestine.

Feb 22 08:19

It’s Official: The Pentagon Finally Admitted That Israel Has Nuclear Weapons, Too

? After five decades of pretending otherwise, the Pentagon has reluctantly confirmed that Israel does indeed possess nuclear bombs, as well as awesome weapons technology similar to America’s.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, so it was ILLEGAL for the US Government to send your tax dollars to Israel under the Symington Amendment and the Glenn act.

WE THE PEOPLE DEMAND A REFUND!

Feb 22 07:36

Canadians don’t share Justin Trudeau’s pro-Israel stance — poll

The survey found that that 91 percent “accept the view that criticism of Israeli government policy [is] like criticism of any other country and is not necessarily anti-Semitic.”

Feb 22 07:08

Israeli raid strikes Lebanon, Syria border

Israeli warplanes struck posts along the Lebanese border with Syria in a pre-dawn raid, a security source told The Daily Star Wednesday

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yep. As soon as we started hearing all this noise about bomb threats and vandalized cemeteries, it was obvious Israel was about to do something nasty.

Feb 21 15:00

FLASHBACK - Colin Powell leaked emails: Israel has '200 nukes all pointed at Iran', former US secretary of state says

Israel has 200 nuclear weapons, according to the latest revelation hidden in a cache of Colin Powell's leaked emails.

The former US secretary of state revealed the information in an email he sent to a colleague last year, which was obtained by the hacking group DCLeaks and published on LobeLog, a foreign policy blog.

Israel has a policy of nuclear ambiguity and has never talked about the type or size of its weapons, even if it has been an “open secret” that the US ally is well armed.

Feb 21 14:53

Special Series - The Day Israel Attacked America

Feb 21 13:08

Video: “Trump’s Team Filled With Zionists, Lobbyists & Bankers & Why He’ll Never Prosecute Hillary!”

Richie analyses Trump’s 60 minutes interview and explains why it’s business as usual for the oligarchs.

Feb 21 12:13

This Land is Mine

Feb 21 11:34

Catholic Bishops 2017 Visit To Gaza: "Crippling Occupation Of West Bank Violates Human Dignity; Egregious Injustices & Random Violence Are A Scandal, Man-Made Catastrophe"

An international contingent of Roman Catholic Bishops took their annual trip to Palestine in January, and Archbishop Oscar Cantu of New Mexico, who serves as Chairman of the Vatican's Committee on International Justice and Peace, wrote a strongly-worded letter to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson regarding Israel's occupation of the West Bank. LibertyFight.com has reported extensively on these trips for several years, and this is something which is barely mentioned, if at all, in the corporate Zionist-controlled media.

Feb 21 11:22

B.C. man convicted of promoting hatred against Jews loses constitutional challenge

Arthur Topham's lawyer argued in B.C. Supreme Court in Quesnel that his client's communication on his website was justified in a free and democratic society and that in this Internet age, the same viewpoints are available in many places.

The Crown noted that the arguments were based on an erroneous assumption that Topham only republished material written by others on his website — which wasn't the evidence put before the jury during his trial in November.

Feb 21 10:34

Democratic Ex-Dove Proposes War on Iran

Rep. Alcee Hastings has sponsored a bill to authorize President Trump to attack Iran. Hastings reintroduced H J Res 10, the “Authorization of Use of Force Against Iran Resolution” on Jan. 3, the first day of the new Congress after President Trump’s election.

Hastings’s bill has come as a shock to constituents and people who have followed his career as a 13-term Democratic Member of Congress from South Florida. Miami Beach resident Michael Gruener called Hastings’s bill, “extraordinarily dangerous,” and asked, “Does Hastings even consider to whom he is giving this authorization?”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder just how Rep. Hastings feels about having been "purchased" by Israel to do its bidding in Iran.

But I think that he will find that his transformation into a war hawk will not earn him more votes if he runs for re-election, even with massive AIPAC assistance.

Moreover, I am astonished that what he does not understand is that any war with Iran will almost inevitably lead to a war with Russia; perhaps with his future financial security having been "made" through his utter obeisance to Israel, he doesn't really give a damn about his constituents any more.

Because at this point in its history, the American military does not have the weaponry; the troop strength; the manufacturing; or the money to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

Feb 21 09:47

SCHOLARS FOR ACADEMIC FREEDOM ~~ “YOU LEFT OUR NAMES OFF YOUR LIST”

We, the undersigned faculty in various universities and colleges in California, write to request that you place our names, all of them, on Professor Watchlist.

We make this request because we note that you currently list on your site several of our California colleagues, such as Professors Bettina Aptheker, Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Melina Abdullah, Hatem Bazian and some 20 others, whose work is distinguished by its commitment to reasoned, fact-based civil discourse examining questions of tolerance, equality, and justice.

Feb 21 09:46

IMAGE OF THE DAY ~~ THE BILLBOARD THAT WENT ASTRAY

“On Feb. 6, 2017 this ‘America First’ highway billboard was erected in Ann Arbor, Michigan by the group Deir Yassin Remembered. A week later Adams Outdoor Advertising told the group that their billboard had to come down. It has since been removed.”

Feb 21 09:45

ADMINISTRATIVE DETENTION AS A TOOL OF REPRESSION

Administrative Detention is widely used by the Israeli occupation regime to suppress political activity and social organizations in the West Bank. It is less known that the same (or a similar) anti-democratic law holds also inside those territories that Israel occupied and ethnically cleaned in 1948 and is used against Palestinian there, which are formally citizens of “democratic” Israel.

In a new post in Free Haifa I bring in detail the case of Muhammad Ibrahim, a 20 year old computer technician from Kabul in the Galilee, whose administrative detention was prolonged on December 2016 for a second 6 months period.

Feb 21 07:55

Israel nature exhibition at UN whitewashes occupation

The exhibition, title The Natural Side of Israel, features some 30 photographs that purport to display the “rare and inspiring variety of natural landscapes and unspoiled scenery” in Israel, but in fact include geographic sites that lie on land Israel has occupied for decades.

Feb 21 07:54

How the Israel lobby is using Owen Jones

The Jewish Labour Movement scoring Jones appears to be a high-profile instance of a new push endorsed by Israel’s government to ensure that Palestine solidarity “instigators” are “singled out” from so-called “soft critics” of Israel.

Feb 20 10:21

IF THE CANCER DOESN’T KILL YOU ZIONISM WILL

A Palestinian man was on his way to a chemotherapy session when he was shot by Israeli soldiers last November, his family told an Israeli journalist this week.

Feb 20 10:13

Berkeley event was successful despite efforts against it 

After I was invited by the Social Justice Committee of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists (BFUU) to give a public presentation, extremist pro-Israel activists went to work to get the event canceled. They put up blog posts and even a Craigslist advertisement attacking me, exaggerating inaccurate claims about me by the ADL and, especially, the widely refuted JVP-US Campaign dossier on me.

This has become standard practice for Israel partisans who wish to prevent audiences from hearing my presentation.

A few individuals within the BFUU then took up the JVP-USC false claims, trying to get the event shut down before anyone had the chance to hear me directly. This effort threatened to succeed, but ultimately failed when members committed to social justice and free speech refused to cave in.

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Feb 20 09:59

LIES YOUR TEACHER TAUGHT YOU: Who wrote Diary of Anne Frank?

A New York Court awarded $50,000 to an American novelist Meyer Levin, to be paid By Otto Frank the father of Anne Frank as an honorarium for Levin's novel "Diary of a Young Girl" also known as "Diary of Anne Frank". Mr. Otto Frank, had promised to pay to a Jewish novelist Meyer Levin not less than $50,000 because he had used the literary creation of author Levin in toto, and represented it to his publisher and the public as his late daughter’s original work.

Otto Frank later decided on a Broadway production of the same novel but did not pay Meyer Levin for use of his novel for Broadway production whcih was against the terms of contract. hence Meyer Levin sued Otto Frank for his writings, and the New York Court Jury awarded Meyer Levin $50,000, for his 'intellectual work'.

Feb 19 15:37

FLASHBACK : The Roots of the Refugee Crisis Caused by the West

“The reason so many are fleeing places such as Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, and Iraq is that U.S. and European interventionist foreign policy has left these countries destabilized with no hopes of economic recovery,”explainedformer congressman and three-time presidential contender Ron Paul, a leading voice for a constitutional, non-interventionist U.S. foreign policy. “This mass migration from the Middle East and beyond is a direct result of the neocon foreign policy of regime change, invasion, and pushing ‘democracy’ at the barrel of a gun.”

“Contrary to what one might expect, U.S. military aid doesn’t produce willing, cooperative, or effective security partners. Instead, it incentivizes bad behavior and drives the sources of terrorism: corruption, violence, and poor governance. Unwittingly, this policy is creating its own enemies,” writes Jeremy Ravinsky.

Feb 19 15:13

Israeli authorities brand Indian Jew genetically inferior

Jacob is Indian. He is also an Israeli citizen. His parents immigrated to Israel when he was a very young boy.

When Jacob reached the age of four he started kindergarten. But because his parents spoke their own language at home, his knowledge of Hebrew was weak. This was the cause of a lifetime of persecution by the Israeli education and welfare systems that continues to this day.

For 20 years Jacob has been fighting in the courts for justice and compensation for the abuse he endured in the Israeli education system.

Jacob suffers from muscular dystrophy but the Israeli authorities refuse to carry out a proper diagnosis and describe his physical illness as psychosomatic, or mental disorder...>>

Feb 19 10:17

IN PHOTOS ~~ NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION

On the NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION, February 15th, at Grand Central Station NYC, 300 people met to protest the meeting of Trump And Netanyahu and what it portends. Participants held posters and gave out leaflets to commuters. Many stopped to take photos.There was chanting & singing. Then the protesters marched out of GCS going through NYC’s over crowded streets to Trump Towers. When they got there the police had cordoned off several blocks to keep the demonstrators from protesting in front of the building. The marchers were not deterred and continued around the police fences till they met up with the Palestinian protesters who were waiting for the main group to appear. Between them there was a mass vocal outburst and, with a flurry of many Palestinian flags, the marchers moved on to Columbus Circle in front of Trump’s International Hotel where they continued the protest.

Feb 18 20:25

US Has Enabled Israel’s Occupation For Decades: Analyst

The United States has enabled Israel’s occupation and human rights abuses in Palestinian territories for decades and President Donald Trump will continue that policy, an international lawyer and political analyst says.

Feb 18 07:42

Palestinian, 25, dies after being shot by Israeli troops on his way to his last chemo session

On his way to what was supposed to his final chemotherapy session, last November, he boarded the wrong shared taxi. Discovering his mistake, he got off and ran across the highway to catch a taxi going in the opposite direction. Israel Defense Forces soldiers who may have thought he was going to attack them, shot him, seriously wounding him. For the next three months, he was bedridden in Beilinson Hospital, in Petah Tikva, most of the time in the intensive care unit. Throughout that entire period, no one in the IDF thought of updating his parents and family about the condition of their loved one. His mother was the only one allowed who was supposed to be allowed to visit him, but even though she came a few times, on all but one occasion, she was not permitted to enter his room. Just as his condition seemed to be improving, he died, apparently last week. No one thought to inform the family about his death, or the circumstances surrounding it. Israel has not yet returned the body.

Feb 17 13:31

Trump & Netanyahu Accuse Tehran Of Being A ‘Nuclear Threat’? What About Israel’s 80-250 Nukes?

Trump accuses Iran of seeking to develop nuclear weapons.

Feb 17 07:49

Behind Israel’s Hostility toward Iran

Western news media has feasted on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s talk and the reactions to it as a rare political spectacle rich in personalities in conflict. But the real story of Netanyahu’s speech is that he is continuing a long tradition in Israeli politics of demonizing Iran to advance domestic and foreign policy interests.

The history of that practice, in which Netanyahu has played a central role going back nearly two decades, shows that it has been based on a conscious strategy of vastly exaggerating the threat from Iran.

Feb 17 06:48

flashback:7/12/2016 Obama admin. sent taxpayer money to campaign to oust Netanyahu ...

(*The Washington Post calmly reported: He Who Screams Foreign Influence In Elections The Loudest >>>)

Feb 16 14:55

Bibi’s ‘Psychotic Territory’ Luring Ill Trump Into War With Iran

US President Donald Trump’s anti-Iran stance offers “further evidence” to claims that that he is suffering from mental illnesses, says a prominent political commentator.

Kevin Barrett made the comments in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday about Trump’s anti-Iran remarks following a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Feb 16 10:53

Netanyahu to ‘Examine’ Possibility of Settlement Freeze

As long as Trump "gives him" Syria's Golan Heights.

Following the meeting with President Trump in the White House, the Israeli premier promised to ‘examine’ Trump’s public request that he ‘hold back’ on construction in the West Bank; Netanyahu also asked the president to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, adding, 'I wouldn't say that he was surprised by my request.'

Feb 16 10:45

George Soros Backed Jared Kushner Venture Cadre With $250 Million

Soros gave Trump a $160 million high interest mezzanine loan on a building Trump was constructing in Chicago back in 2005 and then forgave the loan. I think we are living in a stage production!

It turns out that George Soros is the money behind a new real estate venture called Cadre which was founded by Donald Trump’s son in law Jared Kushner and his brother Joshua Kushner.

The Real Deal has uncovered the fact that George Soros was the man who provided Cadre with a $259 million line of credit. A source told the publication, “Soros has had a long and productive relationship with the Kushner family.”

The financing was provided; even though, Soros has called President Trump a “would-be dictator.”

Feb 16 09:47

NATIONAL BROTHERHOOD WEEK ~~ EVERYBODY LOVES THE JEW

Jews are the most warmly regarded religious group in America, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I mean, seriously, how can one reconcile this claim by Pew with all the constant screaming of "Anti-Semitism on the rise" coming from Israel?

Someone is lying, and I am not sure it is Pew!

Feb 15 13:25

Survivor of Israeli Attack on USS Liberty: It Could Not Have Been a Mistake

Donald Trump just loves Israel!

Published on Jul 1, 2015

To mark the 48th anniversary of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty, TRNN speaks to survivor Sgt. Bryce Lockwood and former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern

Feb 15 13:17

Trump promises Israel that Iran will never get bomb

Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump hailed the United States' "unbreakable" bond with Israel on Wednesday and promised Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Iran would never be permitted to build a nuclear weapon.

Trump's vow was designed to address Israeli concerns over the nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, which Netanyahu has warned expires too soon to permanently remove the threat.

"With this visit the United States, again, reaffirms our unbreakable bond with our cherished ally, Israel," Trump said.
http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/content/washingtons-farewell-address...

Feb 15 08:05

University of Vienna urged to cancel talk by genocide advocate Ayelet Shaked

Ayelet Shaked became globally notorious after The Electronic Intifada published a translation of a post she put on Facebook in July 2014 supporting a call for the genocide of Palestinians.

She shared the text of what she said was a previously unpublished article by Uri Elitzur. Written 12 years earlier, she claimed “It is as relevant today as it was at the time.”

The article declares that “the entire Palestinian people is the enemy” and justifies its destruction, “including its elderly and its women, its cities and its villages, its property and its infrastructure.”

It demands the slaughter of Palestinian mothers who give birth to “little snakes.”

Feb 15 07:36

Israeli Companies Accrued $1 Billion From F-35 Deals

Israeli defense contractors have generated more than $1 billion in revenues since 2010 for assisting with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, the most expensive weapons program in history.

Feb 14 19:02

72nd anniversary of the slaughter-bombing of Dresden

Today, Feb. 14, is the 72nd anniversary of the Allied Aschermittwoch (“Ash Wednesday”) slaughter-bombing holocaust against the art city of Dresden, Germany, where upwards of 100,000 civilians were incinerated, and the priceless art treasures of the historic city were forever obliterated. Even if we limit concern to aesthetics alone, the savage fire-bombing of this mostly medieval German city wiped out a fairy tale architecture of awesome beauty.

Feb 14 15:02

The Jewish Question, From Jesus To The Holocaust & Israel

The ultimate redpill on the JQ and all the major historical events surrounding it, told from the Jewish perspective.

Feb 14 14:01

US Rabbis Want Potential Envoy To Israel Rejected

Hundreds of American rabbis have signed a letter against the appointment of David Friedman as the United States’ ambassador to Israel, describing his ideology as “extreme.”

Feb 14 11:56

Trump expects Russia to ‘return Crimea' – White House

Trump has lost his mind or he is not in control of the government!

US President Donald Trump has been tough on Russia and expects Moscow to “return” the Crimea peninsula to Ukraine, the White House spokesman told reporters.

Addressing the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn – hounded by the media over his contacts with Russian diplomats prior to Trump’s inauguration – Spicer pointed out that Russia “seized” Crimea under the Obama administration and that the Trump-appointed ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has “strongly denounced the Russian occupation.”

"President Trump has made it very clear that he expects the Russian government to de-escalate violence in the Ukraine and return Crimea," Spicer said at the daily news briefing on Tuesday. “At the same time, he fully expects to – and wants to – get along with Russia."

Feb 14 11:55

URGENT APPEAL FROM THE WIFE, FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF A PALESTINIAN HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST

We appeal to you once again (for the second time in less than a year) to do your utmost to save Muhammad Elqiq from what seems to be another vindictive Israeli effort to kill Muhammad Elqiq through the slow-death tactic.

Feb 14 08:08

Friends' Central School suspends teachers over Palestinian speaker

Two Friends’ Central School teachers who supervised a club that invited a Palestinian speaker to the Wynnewood campus — an appearance the school canceled after some parents and students complained — were placed on administrative leave Monday morning.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You give into the whiners, they just whine a lot more!

Feb 13 09:44

"He Beat Fake News Rap" - Exclusive Interview With Attorney Who Represented Holocaust Revisionist Ernst Zundel

In an exclusive interview with LibertyFight.com, Southern California Attorney Bruce Leichty said that Zundel's arrest by American authorities in 2003 violated his civil and constitutional rights as a resident and prospective permanent resident of the United States. "The arrest, which his U.S. citizen wife and I reasonably called a kidnapping, was obviously related to his controversial speech, even though federal authorities postured that it was because he had missed an interview to process the immigration petition of his wife," said Leichty. Zundel had never been notified of the interview. You may recall Leichty as the attorney who later represented 9/11 widow Ellen Mariani. They were both sanctioned for allegely 'anti-Semitic' "deeply troubling personal slurs" against U.S. District Court Judge Alvin Hellerstein, simply for objecting to the judge's conflict of interest Israeli connections.

Feb 13 09:33

PALESTINIANS THANK INDONESIA

There is no doubt that Indonesia’s adamant refusal to establish diplomatic relations with apartheid Israel will be a a significant morale booster for the Palestinians who are struggling around the clock to survive a decades-long Israeli onslaught aimed at uprooting them from their ancestral homeland.

Feb 13 09:32

ISRAEL MUST AWAKEN TO THE FACT THAT TRUMP IS NOT THEIR PRESIDENT

‘Trump was not chosen for Israel – he was chosen for the US’

Feb 13 08:45

How Israel Out-Foxed US Presidents

President Trump hosts Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu this week with the new U.S. administration expected to fall in line as so many “out-foxed” predecessors have, as Morgan Strong described in 2010.

Feb 13 00:13

Trump: Israeli Embassy Is Not Moving to Jerusalem

by Jason Ditz, February 12, 2017

Following a flurry of regional concern about the possibility, and the direct intervention of the King Abdullah of Jordan, the Trump Administration has sent a message to the Palestinian Authority to assure them that they will not be moving the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Feb 12 17:31

Eleven Ominous Signs That We Are Racing Towards War with Iran

Before we get to the all the signs indicating that war with Iran is on the books, it is important to remember why the US and its masters are targeting Iran. Firstly, Iran has become the arch-enemy of the Saudi-Israeli alliance because it is the one country militarily and economically strong enough to challenge their dominance of the Middle Eastern region. There is no love lost between Israel and Iran, who have traded insults and threats for decades; meanwhile, Saudi Arabia and Iran are home to the 2 sides of the Sunni-Shia conflict within the Muslim world (Saudi Arabia – Sunni, Iran – Shia). Trump is a Zionist down to his very bone marrow and DNA, and evidently also afraid to take on the Saudis who were conspicuously omitted from EO immigration ban of 7 nations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Iran hasn't been the problem, in terms of supporting terrorism in the Middle East; the main culprits here have been Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Feb 12 09:29

THE NEOCONS’ BACK-DOOR TO TRUMP

President Trump’s foreign policy is sliding toward neoconservative orthodoxy on the Middle East because White House insiders are aligning with Israeli-Saudi interests and vowing undying hostility toward Iran, which they falsely insist is the chief sponsor of terrorism.

I’m told that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, privately at least, recognizes that Saudi Arabia and its Sunni-led Gulf state allies are the prime backers of Al Qaeda and Islamic State – with Iran actually fighting these major terror groups – but close advisers to President Trump, including son-in-law Jared Kushner and National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, appear wedded to Official Washington’s “group think” blaming Iran for pretty much everything that’s gone wrong in the region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It pains me to see just how quickly President Trump swallowed the koolaid, and has fallen into this trap, which may well lead to war with Iran, which will almost inevitably lead to war with Russia.

So a memo to President Trump.

Mr. President, it is not the Iranians who are killing women, children, and the medically infirm and elderly in Yemen with impunity: it is the Saudis, and you, sir, have just signed off on their war crimes and continued to made the US government complicit in them by approving the sale of more weapons to them.

Trump Approves Weapons Sales To Saudi Arabia And Bahrain

Additionally, you therefore have just followed in the footsteps of your predecessor, President Obama, in continuing to make the US government complicit in the starvation deaths of Yemeni children, because the Saudis are blocking the Yemeni ports, preventing food from coming in.

Images: wounded and Killed Yemeni children, from Saudi air strikes

Images: starving Yemeni children, courtesy of Saudi military blocking Yemen ports

And I must very candidly tell you that I never believed that just three weeks into your presidency, you would, again, continue to make the US government complicit in Saudi war crimes in Yemen; but, yet, here we are, sir, and I, and many of my brother and sister Americans, are singularly distressed at this turn of events.

Feb 12 08:06

NFL players pull out of Israel propaganda tour

Palestinians living under a system Human Rights Watch has labeled “separate and unequal,” would surely wonder how Bennett could oppose Trump’s plans to extend the wall on the US-Mexico border, but be unconcerned about the impact of Israel’s wall on occupied Palestinian land. Trump has explicitly praised Israel’s wall-building as his model.

But in a week of sudden reversals, Dave Zirin reported for The Nation that despite media reports that Bennett would go to Israel, he had “confirmed that this is not the case.”

Feb 12 07:58

Austrian authorities seeking Hitler double seen around birthplace

Austrian authorities are investigating reports of a man appearing in public in Adolf Hitler's birthplace as the Nazi dictator's double, including the distinctive mustache, haircut and clothing.

"I have often seen this gentlemen in Braunau and wonder if this means something," the Oberoesterreichische Nachrichten paper cited a local resident as saying on his Facebook page alongside a picture of the man it said resembled Hitler.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like Israel is about to attack someone.

Feb 11 15:02

Britain's sickening infatuation with Israel continues

Stuart Littlewood examines the relationship between Britain’s enduring infatuation with Israel on the one hand, and Israel’s stooges and flag wavers who infest the swamp known as the UK political elite on the other.

Feb 11 12:41

Trump’s Foreign Policy at a Crossroads

By Robert Parry

If you wanted to bring sanity to a U.S. foreign policy that has spun crazily out of control, there would be some immediate steps that you – or, say, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson – could take, starting with a renewed commitment to tell the truth to the American people.

If you wanted to base U.S. foreign policy on the firm foundation of reality, you also could let the American people in on who is actually the principal sponsor of the terrorism that they’re concerned about: Al Qaeda, Islamic State, the Taliban – all Sunni-led outfits, none of which are backed by Shiite-ruled Iran. Yet, all we hear from Official Washington’s political and media insiders is that Iran is the chief sponsor of terrorism.

Feb 11 11:42

Kushner Foundation Bankrolls Radical Jewish West Bank Settlers

In recent years, the parents of Jared Kushner – the son-in-law and trusted confidant of President-elect Donald Trump – have donated tens of thousands of dollars to organizations and institutions located in the West Bank settlements, according to their tax forms.

The U.S. State Department has long held that the settlements are an impediment to peace. During the election campaign, however, Trump’s key advisers on Israel challenged this position.

On average, the family donates a few million dollars a year to charitable causes through the Charles and Seryl Kushner Foundation, tax forms for the years 2010 through 2014 show. The average donation is typically in the range of $5,000 to $10,000. Jared Kushner – as well as his brother and two sisters – sits on the board of his parents’ family foundation, which was created in 1997.

Feb 11 10:38

Trump Adopts a Harder Line on Israeli Settlements

President Trump, who presented himself as a staunch supporter of Israel during last year’s campaign, took a harder line on settlements in an interview published on Friday and indicated that he was rethinking his promise to move the United States Embassy to Jerusalem. Mr. Trump told an Israeli newspaper that settlements “don’t help the process” and that he did not believe that “going forward with these settlements is a good thing for peace.” He also did not reaffirm his past vow to move the embassy, saying that it “is not an easy decision” and “we will see what happens.” The comments amounted to a striking recalibration of Mr. Trump’s approach to Israel just five days before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to visit the White House.

Feb 11 10:36

Trump’s message to both Israel and Palestinians: I’m in no one’s pocket

Analysis: If Netanyahu thought he had the ‘green light’ to expand settlements and build new ones as soon as Trump took office, the US president has made it clear in recent days that he is the one setting the tone. At this stage, he supports the two-state solution and plans to put a lot of effort into reaching a peace agreement.

Feb 11 07:23

Israeli minister: The era of the two-state solution is over

The era of the two-state solution is over, after the Knesset approved a law legitimising settlement blocs, Israeli Minister of Culture and Sport, Miri Regev, said.

The minister told Public Radio Israel yesterday that “the era of the two-state solution has ended.”

The official from the Likud party, headed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said: “We will impose the law on Judea and Samaria [the West Bank] in the event that this it rejected by the Supreme Court.”

Feb 10 21:51

Trump edges away from moving Israel embassy to Jerusalem and stakes out middle ground on building new settlements – just as Netanyahu is primed for a visit

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he is only in the early stages of considering the relocation of America's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

And he hedged on the issue of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's continued settlement construction, refusing to condemn the practice but also backing off from aggressive campaign statements supporting the practice.

'No, I don't want to condemn Israel,' the president told the Israel Hayom newspaper in an interview published Friday morning. 'Israel has had a long history of condemnation and difficulty. And I don't want to be condemning Israel.'

But he added: 'I am not somebody that believes that going forward with these settlements is a good thing for peace.'

'Every time you take land for settlements, there is less land left,' Trump argued.

Feb 10 14:09

Crimes against Humanity? Israel Bans Delivery of Anaesthesia Gas to Gaza Hospitals

Israel has banned anaesthetic gas from entering the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Ministry of Health revealed yesterday.

This is the third time that the occupation has prevented Nitrous Oxide (nitrox) gas, which is used for patients during surgery, from entering the besieged enclave, the ministry’s spokesman, Ashraf Al-Qidra, said. The ban means a number of urgent medical procedures have now been halted, he explained.

There are currently 200 patients awaiting urgent medical treatment in Gaza’s hospitals, Al-Qidra said.

In addition, he said, there healthcare sector in Gaza needs more than 4,000 kilogrammes of Nitrous Oxide each year, noting that the Israeli occupation rations the entry of the gas.

He urged international organisations to put pressure on the Israeli occupation in order to resume the entry of the vital gas to allow surgical operations to continue.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Collective punishment by halting desperately needed surgeries, sometimes leading to death of Palestinian patients?!?

Call it what it is; one of the many-faceted Israeli's "Final Solution" to their alleged "Palestinian Problem"!!

Feb 10 13:21

Israel issues talking points on controversial law concerning seizure of some Palestinian-owned land

The Israeli parliament’s approval Monday of a contentious law enabling the state to seize some privately owned Palestinian land in the West Bank immediately drew harsh criticism from much of the international community, including some of Israel’s closest allies.

Now, the Israeli government, realizing the law could land them in hot water, with possible lawsuits in the International Criminal Court in The Hague, has created several “talking points” to enable Israeli diplomats worldwide to contend with the global criticism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No talking points on earth could indemnify and hold harmless an Israeli government which practices a savage, serial genocide against Palestinians and steals their land in such a way that now, no contiguous state of Palestine is possible, because of where these settlements stand.

This is why BDS movement against Israeli goods (boycott, dis investment, and sanctions) is more critical against Israel than ever before.

Feb 10 08:26

Samuel Sheinbein, American killer held in Israeli prison, shot dead

Sheinbein, 34, was tried in Israel in 1999, two years after he fled to the country and successfully sought refuge from extradition, enraging Maryland authorities and briefly threatening U.S. aid to the Jewish state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good reason to stage a fake shooting and fake death!

Feb 10 07:47

Why is CNN spreading fake news about BDS?

Last Sunday, CNN host Fareed Zakaria interviewed French pundit and ardent Israel apologist Bernard-Henri Lévy about the rise in anti-Semitism.

Zakaria allowed Lévy to casually link Nazism to the Palestinian BDS movement without a challenge.

Feb 09 12:39

Israel’s efforts to erase Palestinian history reflect ‘incremental genocide,’ Ehrenreich says

The question about genocide– yes, it’s an incremental genocide. And I think that’s a word that gives a lot of people pause and it certainly should. We don’t see the absolutely mass slaughters, although in Gaza I think we’ve seen something very much like it that we usually associate with genocide. But– the attempts to erase a people, to just erase them, to erase their history, I think follow a logic that can only be called genocidal. I mean, every time someone says– and people say it all the time, I get it on twitter all the time– “There’s no such thing as a Palestinian,” or “There was nobody there when the Zionists arrived”– these are genocidal statements, these are attempts to erase a culture, erase a history, decimate a people and I think they should be recognized as that. - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2017/02/palestinian-incremental-ehrenreich/#stha...

Feb 09 12:06

Crimes against Humanity? Israel Bans Delivery of Anaesthesia Gas to Gaza Hospitals

Israel has banned anaesthetic gas from entering the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Ministry of Health revealed yesterday.

This is the third time that the occupation has prevented Nitrous Oxide (nitrox) gas, which is used for patients during surgery, from entering the besieged enclave, the ministry’s spokesman, Ashraf Al-Qidra, said. The ban means a number of urgent medical procedures have now been halted, he explained.

There are currently 200 patients awaiting urgent medical treatment in Gaza’s hospitals, Al-Qidra said.

Feb 09 12:02

IS NETANYAHU FINISHED?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is one of the most corrupt political leaders on the planet. He is also one of the most heavily financed political leaders on the planet.

In spite of his billionaire friends and supporters, however, he is facing almost certain political destruction.

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There's a motive for Netanyahu to start a major war with Egypt!

Feb 09 11:12

THE SETTLEMENT EXPANSION IN TOONS

The Israeli Knesset on Monday passed a controversial new law that allows the Israeli government to expropriate private Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, making more than a dozen Israeli settlements legal under Israeli law.

Feb 09 11:07

Israel’s New Land Law: Clearing The Path To Annexation

The Israeli parliament passed the legalisation law on Monday night – a piece of legislation every bit as suspect as its title suggests. The law widens the powers of Israeli officials to seize the final fragments of Palestinian land in the West Bank that were supposed to be off-limits.

Feb 09 10:56

Trump adds nuance to pro-Israel approach ahead of Netanyahu visit

administration has toned down elements of its pro-Israel bravado

Feb 09 09:42

The Futile Efforts of Donald Trump

In this article, Israel Shamir advances a startling thesis: the reason the Jews are so anxious to swamp the West with Muslim migrants—the more unruly, extremist, and fanatical these migrants the better—is that they want to use these Muslims as a tool to destroy Christianity with.

They can’t afford to do this themselves; that would make them look too bad and give them an image problem. So instead, employing a more devious and underhand tactic, they plan to egg on these Muslim zealots to do their dirty work for them. The Muslim jihadis, in other words, will one day take on the role of the Jews’ unpaid Christ killers. Or, to use Shamir’s words, their “silent partners”.

Feb 09 08:16

Rand Paul warns neocons will ‘scurry in’ with Abrams, and Kristol says that’s anti-Semitic

The battle against picking Elliott Abrams for the number two position in the State Department is on. Republican Senator Rand Paul played a crucial role in blocking the naming of John Bolton to that position in December– along with Bolton’s mustache, that is–and Paul issued a statement last night titled, “Do not let Elliott Abrams anywhere near the State Department.” It savaged Abrams as a neoconservative who along with his buddies is dedicated to perpetual war.

Feb 09 07:59

Essential context about Trump’s refugee ban – Made in Israel

President Trump has issued an executive order suspending entry to the U.S for people from Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Iran, and Yemen (the order is called “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States”). These same countries were the focus of the “Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015” under President Obama.

While reports on Trump’s ban emphasize that these are Muslim majority countries, analysts seem to have ignored another significant characteristic that these countries share.

With just a single exception, all of these countries were targeted for attack by certain top U.S. officials in 2001. In fact, that policy had roots that went back to 1996, 1991, 1980, and even the 1950s. Below, we will trace this policy back in time and examine its goals and proponents.

Feb 09 07:40

BEX ALERT - Israel’s Iron Dome intercepts 3 missiles fired from Egypt

An IDF spokesperson confirmed that at least four missiles were fired in the direction of Israel’s southernmost city Eilat, from the direction of the Egyptian border. Three of the missiles were successfully intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, while the fourth landed in an open area.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I guess Israel is going to invade Egypt ... again.

Look for what should be there and isn't, and what is missing is a reason for Egypt to launch four missiles into Israel.

Feb 09 07:38

Activists fight new anti-BDS legislation across US

Activists and lawyers in the state of Washington are challenging several bills which attack free speech rights and smear Palestine solidarity activists.

Meanwhile, a Virginia lawmaker is attempting to classify Palestine advocacy as discrimination.

The barrage of legislation is part of a growing wave of laws aimed at punishing and silencing activists across the US involved with the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign to pressure Israel to respect Palestinian rights.

Feb 09 07:37

Marco Rubio introduces Senate bill attacking BDS movement

New legislation seeking to chill speech critical of Israel has been introduced in the US Senate.

And Wyoming joins an expanding list of states where politicians are introducing measures intending to repress the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign which aims to pressure Israel to end its violations of Palestinian rights.

Florida Republican and former presidential hopeful Senator Marco Rubio and Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia have introduced a bill to combat “economic warfare” against Israel and protect “shared national security interests” by impugning the BDS movement.

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I don't know about you, but I am totally fed up with AMERICAN politicians constantly bowing to ISRAEL! We are under foreign puppet rule.

Feb 08 13:01

Seven Years Ago Today, The 'Irvine 11' Dared to Heckle An Israeli Ambassador on an American Campus- & Learned How 'Special' Israel Really Was

Seven years ago, on Feb 8, 2010, students at UC Irvine protested a speech given by Israeli ambassador Michael Oren. They heckled the Israeli, calling him a war criminal and other such things, and were escorted out of the auditorium by campus police. But that wasn't the end of it. It was only the beginning of a years-long legal battle and criminal prosecution which shockingly illustrated just who Americans 'aren't allowed to heckle.' You can watch the video of the students 'crimes' here. Nearly a year after the incident, prior to the statute of limitations, a rabbi paid a visit to the Orange County, CA Districy Attorney- who swiftly charged them at the very last minute & aggressively prosecuted all of them. They were all eventially convicted.

Feb 08 12:39

Netanyahu’s Hysterical Rhetoric on Iran Is Just Diversion from West Bank

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave Theresa May a frightening account during their meeting of the threat posed by Iranian aggression to Israel and everybody else. In Mr Netanyahu’s eyes, Iran is a much more dangerous enemy than Isis or al-Qaeda, seeking “to annihilate Israel, it seeks to conquer the Middle East, it threatens Europe, it threatens the West, it threatens the world.”

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Feb 08 10:56

Peace Now

18 years after the assassination of Prime Minister Rabin, Peace Now continues the fight for peace.

Peace Now is proud to present our new short video-clip telling why we continue the struggle for peace.
If you, too, believe that there can be a better future for Israel

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The people of Israel do NOT support Netanyahu's endless warmongering against Palestinians.

Feb 08 10:46

#NotInMyName ~~ FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE ARABS, THEN THEY CAME FOR THE GAYS …

A French gay porn star Ibrahim Moreno recently shared his experience with Ben Gurion Airport security, during which he felt singled out and humiliated because of his Arab-sounding name.

Feb 08 09:25

In a Shift, Trump Warns Against New Israeli Settlements as Netanyahu Plots Major Expansion

The White House abruptly changed course in its dealings with Israel Thursday when it issued a statement urging restraint by the Israelis when it comes to building new settlements, a hot button issue regionally and globally. “While we don’t believe the existence of settlements is an impediment to peace, the construction of new settlements or the expansion of existing settlements beyond their current borders may not be helpful in achieving that goal,” the White House said in a statement. A senior administration official also tamped down settlement expansion hopes telling the Jerusalem Post Thursday “we urge all parties to refrain from taking unilateral actions that could undermine our ability to make progress, including settlement announcements.”

Feb 08 09:08

Yemen Withdraws Permission for US Ground Operations

Trump is now a killer of children. The man is losing support fast and by the day with his neocon cabinet and talk of war. Let us see if the Soros sponsored snowflakes step up their violence,which always seems to bring more support to Trump.

The Trump Administration’s claims that a January 29 ground raid in Yemen was a “success” appear to be on increasingly flimsy ground, with the Yemeni government today announcing it has revoked permission for all future US ground operations on their soil.

Feb 08 09:00

Rights group: Israeli online incitement towards Arabs doubled in 2016

An Arab rights group has found ten of thousands of Israelis are publishing “widespread hatred and incitement against Arabs and Palestinians” on social media, and are often motivated to harass following charged statements by Israeli politicians.

The hate speech is going unnoticed by Israeli officials who are advancing a law to scrub similar content from Facebook, but only when it is made by Palestinians against Israelis, said the Haifa-based group 7amleh, the Arab Center for Social Media Advancement, in a report published Tuesday.

Feb 08 08:13

Israeli MPs vote to legalize 4,000 settler homes in West Bank amid ‘annexation’ outcry

The Israeli parliament has greenlighted the legalization of nearly 4,000 settler homes in Area C of the West Bank as it passed a controversial retroactive bill. Prior to its approval, the bill was likened to annexation and blasted by Israel’s attorney general.

The highly controversial legislation, which challenges both international and Israeli law, was backed by 60 Knesset deputies and opposed by 52 on Monday. The so-called Regulation Bill has sparked heated debate with voting having been postponed several times. The bill has drawn widespread condemnation from the opposition, the UN and also the state prosecutor’s office.

Feb 08 08:11

Germany makes rare criticism of Israel over West Bank outposts vote

Germany and France have sharply questioned Israel’s commitment to the two-state solution and to peace in the aftermath of a contentious vote in the Knesset to “legalise” illegal outposts in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Feb 08 07:30

Israeli Company Bidding Hard to Build Trump’s Wall

The Israeli company that built Israel’s border fence is making a play this week to construct U.S. President Donald Trump’s wall with Mexico.

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Feb 07 09:26

THANK YOU DONALD TRUMP! YOUR GREEN LIGHT WAS ALL WE NEEDED!!

Controversial law recognizing building on private Palestinian land passes final Knesset votes by 60 to 52, despite warnings it could land Israel in international court

Feb 07 07:42

'Entire Land Is Ours': Israel Legalizes Palestinian Land Theft

Israel passed a law Monday retroactively legalizing about 4,000 settler homes built on privately-owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, a measure that human rights groups have called “theft” and one that would end any hopes for Palestinian statehood.

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"Look! Look! Swastikas on a subway car in New York! See? We are the victims!!!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Feb 07 06:38

Donald J. Trump Foundation Donated $10,000 To 'Hardline' 'Bet El' Israeli Settlers In Palestinian West Bank

A very interesting tidbit was buried as an obscure sidenote in a recent corporate news article about President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Feb 06 16:52

Netanyahu Urges May To Follow Trump's Lead On Iran Sanctions

British Prime Minister Theresa May is hosting her Israeli counterpart in Downing Street, with Benjamin Netanyahu saying that “responsible” countries should follow US President Donald Trump in imposing new sanctions against Iran.

Feb 06 14:59

Israel pounds Gaza, vows rocket fire won’t be tolerated

Planes, tanks bomb Hamas posts in Strip in response to rocket, small arms attacks as tensions mount along border

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Boy, I hate being right all the time.

Feb 06 12:56

Legislator introduces bill to protect Israeli interests in Wyoming

State Representative Nathan Winters (R-Thermopolis, HD28) introduced a bill Monday to prohibit the state from entering into contracts with companies who have, or intend to boycott the State of Israel, including the investment of state funds and retirement funds.

Feb 06 11:47

ISRAEL HAS HAD A ‘MUSLIM BAN’ FOR SEVEN DECADES

We’re experts in bans. We’ve banned Palestinians, who we said didn’t even exist, from returning to their homes, for 7 decades.

Feb 06 11:47

TRUMP IS CHOCK FULL OF SURPRISES

The administration of US President Donald Trump surprised many observers on Thursday by issuing a public warning to Israel over its accelerating construction of settlements in the occupied West Bank.

The latest statement is another signal from the new US president that Israel will not get everything it wants – at least not right away.

Feb 06 09:27

Netanyahu Urges UK, US To Confront Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called on British Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump to take a tougher stance against Iran.

Feb 06 09:02

Shameless FBI Director James Comey Delivers "LOVE LETTER TO THE ADL" (NOT Satire.)

"If this sounds a bit like a love letter to the ADL, it is, and rightly so," Comey began in his speech
to the ADL, which is available in both written and video form.

Feb 06 09:01

Netanyahu Proves Israel Is Corrupt To Its Rotten Core

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in danger of being brought down, possibly soon, over what initially appears to be little more than an imprudent taste for Cuban cigars and pink champagne.

Feb 06 08:57

Southern Poverty Law Center: "President Trump Wants The Government To Stop Its Efforts To Prevent Terrorism By Far-Right Extremists"

The head of the SPLC's 'Intelligence Report' has warned that President Trump's s alleged plan to change the name of the federal government's 'Countering Violent Extremism' (CVE) program to 'Countering Violent Islamic Extremism' is "dangerously misguided" for two reasons.

Feb 06 07:55

Netanyahu fans the flames of war

"We face challenges, very clear, from militant Islam and especially from Iran. Iran seeks to annihilate Israel. It says so openly."

Feb 06 07:23

Shots fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israeli soldiers near the border.

The migrant prostitutes working there are largely from eastern Europe and are linked to criminal gangs who traffic women from Poland and Romania.

Up to 40 women were selling sex in rental properties for a few weeks before moving to a different house.

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Another false-flag so Israel can uncork on Gaza again?

Feb 06 07:19

“America First” Means Arising from Zionist Captivity: A New US Embassy “to” Jerusalem Sets a Good Tone

One of President Trump’s most popular slogans in the context of key policy goals is “America First”, which necessarily implies that this ideal is not currently – and has not in the recent past – been the case. More importantly, in light of the facts, it signals a direct challenge toward the only foreign entity, together with its domestic supporters, that brazenly demands that its interests to be place ahead of America’s and has repeatedly gotten its way through its lobbying efforts: Israel. Political pundit Patrick Buchanan put it succinctly many years ago when he pointed out that Capitol Hill was Israeli-occupied territory.

Feb 05 09:34

STRANGE PRIORITY UNITES THE ‘LEFT’ AND ‘RIGHT’ IN ISRAEL

Thousands of Israelis, including two lawmakers, demonstrated Saturday night for the full legalization of cannabis, urging the government to go beyond the recently announced measures to decriminalize use of the drug.

Feb 05 09:33

SOME POLITOONS TO START THE WEEK

Israel, Washington’s closest ally in the Middle East, is armed to the teeth with the aid and assistance of the United States, and has built its own substantial nuclear arsenal. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who bitterly opposed the 2015 nuclear agreement, immediately condemned the Iranian missile test on Monday. He said he would press the Trump administration to renew economic sanctions on Tehran when he visits Washington this month.

Feb 04 15:30

How the US Helped Create Al Qaeda and ISIS

Much like Al Qaeda, the Islamic State (ISIS) is made-in-the-USA, an instrument of terror designed to divide and conquer the oil-rich Middle East and to counter Iran’s growing influence in the region.

The fact that the United States has a long and torrid history of backing terrorist groups will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore history.

Feb 04 08:42

Trump won’t find a rational player in Israel: Analyst

“Of course what we have to understand about all of this is that when we are dealing with Israel, we are not dealing with a rational player here,” Glenn told Press TV on Friday.

Rather he said the US is dealing with a group of “extremist fundamentalists” who are obsessed with creating “a Jewish state.”

Feb 03 15:34

Illegal Jewish Settlers Removed By Huge Israeli Security Team

Israeli forces evacuated the illegal Jewish settlement of Amona following eviction order issued at midnight Monday.

Feb 03 15:32

Netanyahu Proves Israel Is Corrupt To Its Rotten Core

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in danger of being brought down, possibly soon, over what initially appears to be little more than an imprudent taste for Cuban cigars and pink champagne.

Feb 03 15:02

Netanyahu Invited To Meet May At Downing St Amid Tensions Over Israel’s Illegal Settlements

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will meet with her Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu months after Britain backed a UN Security Council resolution calling for an end to illegal settlement-building in the occupied West Bank.

The two leaders had been due to meet at the World Economic Forum in Davos, but Netanyahu canceled in protest at the UNSC vote.

Feb 03 14:47

Trump Admin. Says New Israeli Settlements 'Not Helpful'

US President Donald Trump has struck a tougher line with Israel, warning that building new settlements or expanding existing ones “may not be helpful” to efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Feb 03 13:34

US Betrays Iran Deal as Predicted – Edges Closer to War

As the world remains mesmerized by the antics of US President Donald Trump, his national security adviser Michael Flynn brazenly linked Iran to Yemeni fighters who attacked a Saudi warship, as well as cited an Iranian missile test as grounds to reverse course on US rapprochement with Tehran, concluding that Iran was “put on notice.”

US corporate-financier funded think tank, the Brookings Institution, in a 2009 policy paper titled, “Which Path to Persia? Options for a New American Strategy Toward Iran” (.pdf) would lay out in detail various means of provoking war and regime change against Iran.

In it, Brookings explicitly revealed how a “superb offer” would be given to Iran, only to be intentionally revoked in a manner portraying Iran as ungrateful:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to National Security Advisor Flynn; if the US goes forward with this war against Iran, what do you intend to do about Russia, which will almost inevitably go to Iran's aid?!?

I would politely suggest, Sir, that before you go about sabre-rattling against Iran, that you have a very, very long talk with Sec-Def Mattis about just what are US capabilities against Russia and/or China; I think his response will be that of counseling patience, while the many problems with the American military posture are resolved.

Feb 03 13:19

The US may have to consider firing on Iranian boats after latest Houthi attack

This is complete insanity. This will start a war! I didn't vote for this!

But according to Brennan, the US may not allow hostile, unresponsive ships to get so close to Navy vessels after a force associated with Iran used suicide boats to kill two Saudi sailors.

"The overarching duty of self-defense mandates revision of the ROE to provide a sufficient 'bubble' to prevent the risk of a suicide attack, particularly from swarming boats," Brennan said in an email to Business Insider.

Feb 03 12:59

Palestinians sue Trump adviser, Netanyahu for terrorism and Kushner Foundation

The Palestinians are suing Trump's son-in-laws family foundation. Talk about conflict of interest. This guy is going south at warp speed!

Their lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, alleges a money laundering scheme that involves the US defendants raising charitable donations to send to Israeli government leaders.

Based on the Anti-Terrorism Act and the Alien Torts Statute, the complaint alleges that the Israeli officials use the money to fund settlements and violent extremism in the occupied West Bank, which the complaint identifies as “international terrorism.”

The lawsuit also names the family foundation of Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and now his adviser on the Middle East and Israel.

Feb 03 12:51

Trump Threatens to Punish Palestinians if They Sue Israel in ICC

The Haaretz newspaper on its website on Wednesday said that the U.S. president, Donald Trump has threatened to punish Palestinians if they sue Israel in the international criminal court.

According to Haaretz, officials said that the new right-wing U.S. administration will take “severe punitive measures” that will damage the position of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) if it goes to the ICC.

Haaretz pointed out that the administration would cut the aids to the PLO and close down the offices of the PLO in Washington.

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IF in fact this report is actually true, heaven help the Trump Administration as being seen by ANY country in the Middle East as an "honest broker" of peace, ever again!!

Feb 03 12:03

Israeli Settlements Not ‘Impediment’ For Peace, Just ‘Not Helpful’ – White House

Donald Trump’s administration has warned that while further expansion of Israeli settlements on the occupied Palestinian territory is not an “impediment” for peace, it “may not be helpful” in resolving the decades-old conflict.

Feb 03 12:02

BUSTED: University of California Whines That Trump's Immigration Order "Is Contrary To The Values We Hold Dear" - Let's Examine Their 'Values'

Ten Chancellors comprising the University of California system along with the UC President have issued a dramatic press release regarding President Trump's Executive order on immigration. But more than silly, it is the height of hypocrisy- if you know anything about the UC system and UC Irvine in particular. They pretend to care about minorities and foreigners, touting what the refer to as "the values we hold dear as leaders of the University of California." But this it the school, UC Irvine, SEVEN YEARS AGO THIS WEEK that attacked, persecuted, punished Muslim students, the 'Irvine 11' as the case became known- for daring to exercise their religious, ethnic and academic freedom, when they protested the Israeli Ambassador at a UC Irvine event.

Feb 03 10:51

Israeli PM seeks parliamentary vote on law legalizing settlements

Israeli Prime Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking a vote at the Knesset (parliament) aimed at legalizing all wildcat settlements built on occupied Palestinian lands.

A statement by Netanyahu’s office said a bill would be sent to the parliament later on Monday “to allow us to regularize once and for all settlements in (the occupied West Bank) and prevent repeated attempts to damage them.”

Wildcat settlements are those built by Israeli settlers without Tel Aviv’s permission.

The prime minister further said the proposed law is “designed to normalize the status of” the Judea and Samaria settlements in the West Bank.

Feb 03 10:46

RAW: Amona Outpost Settlers Resist Their Eviction By Israeli Police

Clashes broke out between police and protesters as security forces began evicting settlers from the Amona outpost in the occupied West Bank which were ruled to be illegal by a Supreme Court order.
Hundreds of unarmed police officers began the operation to evac

Feb 03 09:51

Netanyahu Proves Israel Is Corrupt To Its Rotten Core

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in danger of being brought down, possibly soon, over what initially appears to be little more than an imprudent taste for Cuban cigars and pink champagne.

In truth, however, the allegations ensnaring Netanyahu reveal far more than his personal flaws or an infatuation with the high life. They shine a rare light on the corrupt nexus between Israel’s business, political and media worlds, compounded by the perverse influence of overseas Jewish money.

Feb 03 09:13

In stunning shift, Trump White House says spread of Israel settlements 'may not be helpful' to peace

'The American desire for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians has remained unchanged for 50 years. While we don't believe the existence of settlements is an impediment to peace, the construction of new settlements or the expansion of existing settlements beyond their current borders may not be helpful in achieving that goal,' according to the White House.

'As the President has expressed many times, he hopes to achieve peace throughout the Middle East region,' the statement continued.

Then, the statement hedged, saying, 'The Trump administration has not taken an official position on settlement activity and looks forward to continuing discussions, including with Prime Minister Netanyahu when he visits with President Trump later this month.'

Feb 03 09:12

Israel hits back at US: Settlement expansion is not the problem

Blaming Palestinians for stalled negotiations, deputy FM says government ‘elected to act on Jewish People’s right to build in all parts of our land’

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Ignoring that tiny detail that Palestine is not Israel's land.

Feb 03 08:34

Protest Netanyahu’s visit on 6 February

The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, will be in London to meet Theresa May on Monday 6 February. Join our protest opposite Number 10 Downing Street, between 11.30am to 1.30pm.

Over the last few weeks, Netanyahu has made clear he will ignore the UN resolution 2334 adopted last December, and regards Donald Trump’s election as US president as a green light to expand settlement construction. Since Trump’s inauguration, there have been 6,000 new settlement units announced.

Theresa May must make Netanyahu aware that Britain was serious when it supported UN resolution 2334. The resolution confirmed the illegality of Israel’s occupation and condemned settlement building as illegal and an obstacle to peace.

Feb 03 08:17

Netanyahu scandals reflect corruption at the heart of Israeli society

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in danger of being brought down, possibly soon, over what initially appears to be little more than an imprudent taste for Cuban cigars and pink champagne.

In truth, however, the allegations ensnaring Netanyahu reveal far more than his personal flaws or an infatuation with the high life. They shine a rare light on the corrupt nexus between Israel’s business, political and media worlds, compounded by the perverse influence of overseas Jewish money.

Of the two police investigations Netanyahu faces (there are more in the wings), the one known as Case 1000, concerning gifts from businessmen worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, is most likely to lead to his downfall.

Feb 03 07:45

Palestinians sue Trump adviser, Netanyahu for terrorism

A group of US citizens and Palestinian nationals is suing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and key members of US President Donald Trump’s administration for perpetrating and enabling war crimes.

Their lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, alleges a money laundering scheme that involves the US defendants raising charitable donations to send to Israeli government leaders.

Based on the Anti-Terrorism Act and the Alien Torts Statute, the complaint alleges that the Israeli officials use the money to fund settlements and violent extremism in the occupied West Bank, which the complaint identifies as “international terrorism.”

Feb 03 07:45

Britain should apologize for Balfour Declaration, says Christian group

The statement also condemns Christian Zionism “as a distortion of the Christian faith in its abuse of scripture to oppress Palestinian people.”

Feb 03 00:08

Trump warns Israel: Stop announcing new settlements

Mike was right! Trump is getting fed up with their high handedness!

WASHINGTON – The White House warned Israel on Thursday to cease settlement announcements that are “unilateral” and “undermining” of President Donald Trump’s effort to forge Middle East peace, a senior administration official told The Jerusalem Post.

For the first time, the administration confirmed that Trump is committed to a comprehensive two-state solution to the Israeli- Palestinian conflict negotiated between the parties.

Feb 02 12:02

For hardline West Bank settlers, Jared Kushner's their man

For many in the Israeli settlement of Bet El, deep in the occupied West Bank, Donald Trump's choice of Jared Kushner as his senior adviser on the Middle East is a sign of politics shifting in their favor.

They regard Kushner, whose family's charitable foundation has donated tens of thousands of dollars to their settlement, as part of a diplomatic rebalancing after what they view as eight years of anti-Israel bias under the U.S. administration of Barack Obama.

"He will stand up for our interests. I suppose he will lean in our favor," said Avi Lavi, 46, who has lived in Bet El for more than 40 years. "He'll be fair, as opposed to Obama, whose policy leaned always towards the Arabs."

Feb 02 10:57

The more Juif becomes Theresa, the more antisemitic becomes Britain.

The fight against antisemitism is now a profitable industry. Every day, we learn of some new Jewish organisation dedicated to fighting antisemitism and to hunt down the Jew haters, and all at the expense of the British tax payer*.

And, as always in the case of Israel and Zionism, these organisation are financially sustained by the very Jewish hatred they seek to oppose. And, when there is no Jew hatred to be found, they will either induce, or even invent some.

For instance, we learned in the last few weeks that Stephen Silverman of the Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) launched a war against popular cult figure David Icke. The same Stephen Silverman who launched this war also launched a war against musician Alison Chabloz for expressing her thoughts on Holocaust religion by means of a cabaret performance.

Feb 02 09:56

SIGNING OFF ON THE FINAL SOLUTION FOR PALESTINE

f the Israeli Knesset approves the legalisation of Jewish settlements on stolen Palestinian land, then the Zionist concept of a “Greater Israel” is getting closer to becoming a reality. All the more so since Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president will apparently support the Netanyahu government’s unscrupulous ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people as the “final solution” for the judaisation of all Palestine.

Feb 02 09:55

ONCE AGAIN ISRAEL IS OUTRAGED BY THE TRUTH

A political cartoon riffing on the Mideast conflict appeared last week on a global-studies Regents exam — sparking cries of ­“anti-Israel propaganda” from some lawmakers, teachers and students.

The cartoon depicts three fat, armed Israeli soldiers using an overturned table as a shield, with one saying, “I knew this peace table would come in handy someday.”

Feb 02 09:40

Israeli forces raid Palestinian publishing house, trashing equipment, confiscating printers

Israeli forces raided a Palestinian publishing house in the West Bank district of Ramallah and seized equipment, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reports. The owner of al-Nour Publishing House, Khaled Musaffar, said Israeli forces ransacked the office overnight and confiscated four printers as well as a computer. All of the equipment that remains in al-Nour was irreparably damaged during the raid.

Feb 02 07:19

Over 450 Saudi-Backed Militias Killed in Bab Al-Mandab Battles; Israeli, US Officers Overseeing Riyadh Operations in Yemen

Yemeni military and intelligence sources disclosed the presence of US and Israeli officers in the Saudi-led troops' Bab al-Mandab operations room in the African country of Eritrea, and said that over 450 Saudi-backed militias have been killed in Yemen's offensives.

Feb 02 07:14

The Untold History of Palestine & Israel

Feb 02 07:13

The Empire Files: Home Demolitions for Illegal Settlements Surging

Feb 02 07:12

The Empire Files: Inside Palestine’s Refugee Camps

Feb 01 22:32

US Raid Destroyed Most of Yemen Village, FM Blasts ‘Extrajudicial Killing’

The SEALS,the elite couldn't beat women defending their village so they called in airstrikes and helicopter gunships and destroyed a whole village.
Trump needs to look into why these"elite forces",can't outfight women without relying on airpower. Pathetic! And our puppets condemned the raid also.

The weekend raid by SEAL Team 6 forces into Yemen to target what was described as “al-Qaeda headquarters,” was championed by the administration as a great success in the initial wake of it, but subsequent accounts have instead shown a complete disaster, with losses among the attack US forces and substantial harm to civilians, virtually destroying the entire village and leading Yemen’s Foreign Minister to fault the attack as “extrajudicial killings.”

Feb 01 20:27

"A Dark Day For Zionism" As Armed Israeli Forces Evict Hundreds of Illegal Jewish Settlers In West Bank

"Amona is the largest of about 100 unauthorized outposts erected in the West Bank without permission but generally tolerated by the Israeli government. Israel's Supreme Court ruled in 2014 that Amona was built on private Palestinian land and must be demolished. It set Feb. 8 as the final date for it to be destroyed. "This is a dark day for us, for Zionism, for the state and for the great vision of the Jewish people returning to its homeland," Avichay Buaron, a spokesman for Amona, told Channel 2 TV

Feb 01 20:17

President Trump 3rd White House Interview (Full Video)

In this 18-minute interview with CBN, President Trump discusses fake news, immigration, his Supreme Court pick, and several other issues. In the segment, titled 'Faith on the front lines,' Brody presses Trump if the embassy will be moved to Jerusalem, noting that "this issue is very important to evangelical Christians." Trump diplomatically says that there are two sides to the issue and that he is studying it, and will make an announcement at some time in the future.

Feb 01 18:28

Israel Set To Decriminalize Cannabis Use

Israel are set to decriminalize the use of cannabis and make the possession and consumption of marijuana legal.

Feb 01 17:51

US Embassy Relocation To Jerusalem A “War Crime”

Analysts fear mixed signals from Trump administration may conceal a plan allowing the US ambassador to work out of Jerusalem

From the windows of the grey, cube-shaped building that houses the US embassy in Tel Aviv, staff enjoy an undisturbed view out over the Mediterranean and a beach adorned in the summer with sunbeds and parasols.

Feb 01 14:52

Israel Announces Another Massive West Bank Settlement Expansion

Following 566 settler units announced in occupied East Jerusalem and another 2,500 announced in the occupied West Bank just last week, Israel has doubled down with another 3,000 settler units across the West Bank today, with Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman saying it amounts to a “return to normal life.”

Feb 01 09:23

TERRORISTS FOR TRUMP

“Trump is supporting many of the ideals that we have.”

‘He speaks in the same language as Kahane’

Keep in mind that the group referred to below has been classified a terrorist organisation …

Feb 01 08:15

Rothschild State of Israel Plans to Stir Trump Into War with Iran and Expand Illegal Settlements

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We should recall Israel's role in pushing for the US invasions of Iraq. And the apparent motive for Israel's attack on USS Liberty was to frame Egypt for the attack to trick the US into war on Egypt!

Feb 01 07:47

“Taking Down” British Officials – Philip Giraldi

A quite incredible story out of England has not received much media coverage in the United States. It concerns how the Israeli Embassy in London connived with government officials to “take down” parliamentarians and government ministers who were considered to be critical of the Jewish State. It was also learned that the Israeli Embassy was secretly subsidizing and advising private groups promoting Israeli interests, including associations of Members of Parliament (MPs).

The story is interesting on several levels, particularly given the recent furor in the U.S. over allegations that Russia has been interfering in American politics.

Feb 01 07:35

Israel weaponizes rape culture against Palestinians

Lawmakers in Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling coalition are trying to deflect attention from sex crime scandals involving the highest echelons of Israeli society by making false allegations against Palestinians and other non-Jews.

In recent months, a long list of senior Israeli officials, including members of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s inner circle, have been investigated and, in some cases, convicted for sex crimes against women and girls.

But rather than acknowledging the problem in their own ranks, right-wing members of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, are renewing their efforts to paint Palestinians as the prime perpetrators.

Jan 31 14:26

Quebec Shooter Revealed To Be Pro-Israel

After “fake news” rumours that Matt Forney and David Aurini were the shooters in the tragic killing of 5 or 6 innocent Muslims at a Quebec Mosque, the true identity of the shooter has been revealed as Alexandre Bissonnette.

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