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May 23 08:38

Rubio warns the White House not to make Israeli, Palestinian relations worse to broker peace

Sen. Marco Rubio warned the White House on Tuesday to be careful not to make negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians worse in an effort to broker peace.

“I think it’s a very noble endeavor. I think the White House and the president need to be careful that in an effort to make things better, we [don’t] end up making things worse,” Mr. Rubio, Florida Republican, said on CNN.

President Trump said during his trip to Israel this week that he believes “the Palestinians are ready for peace” and that he is “personally committed” to help the two groups reach a peace agreement.

Mr. Rubio pointed out that many U.S. administrations have tried to bring peace talks between the two groups, but none has had long-term success.

May 23 08:09

'Not with Donald J. Trump – believe me!' President hammers Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah for threatening Israel as he pledges to help with protection while peace process gets underway

President Donald Trump made a final 20-minute plea for Middle East peace on Tuesday before leaving Jerusalem for Rome, calling on Jews and Palestinians to set aside five decades of fighting and unite around a common desire to defeat terrorism.

And in an odd campaign-style flourish, the U.S. president declared that Iran won't continue to threaten the rest of the Middle East as long as he's around.
The Israel-Palestine conflict 'cannot continue forever,' Trump said at the Israel Museum, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and longtime friend Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate, looking on.

'The only question is when nations will decide that they have had enough. Enough bloodshed, enough killing.'

Trump's address was a mixture of calls for Israeli-Arab peace and a defense of Israel from threats in the region – including from terror groups allied with the Palestinian cause.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No word about Israel's invasion of South Lebanon and Gaza many times, and for occupying both of their territories militarily before even Hamas , Hizbollah , and the current Iranian government were even there to begin with..

May 23 04:54

Donald Trump exhausted on Middle East Trip, White House says ...

(*is it any wonder ? Presidential First #1: does ritual sword dance with Saudis)

Presidential First #2: prays to wall with Israelis)

May 22 22:04

Trump becomes first president to pray at Western Wall

President Trump on Monday became the first sitting U.S. president to pray at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, one of the holiest sites in Judaism.

Mr. Trump placed his right hand on the ancient stone wall, prayed and placed a small paper prayer note in a crevice, as is tradition. He and first lady Melania Trump also toured the nearby Church of the Holy Sepulchre, at the site where most Christians believe Christ was crucified and buried.

May 22 10:53

New French President ‘Will Not Recognise Palestine’

Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron has reiterated that he will not recognise Palestine as a state as it would hinder good relations between Israel and France.

Prior to his election win, Macron said he backs a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and that recognising Palestine would cause instability and he would not risk France’s relationship with Israel to serve the Palestinian agenda. At a political rally Macron said:

Unilateral recognition of Palestine, right now, will undermine stability,

That’s right. France’s new liberal president would rather maintain good relations with Israel than recognize “Palestine.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WOW, that sure came quickly!!

May 22 10:50

Saudi-Led 'Arab NATO' 'Will Destabilize Mideast, Unleash Massive War in Region'

President Trump has kicked off his first foreign tour, with Saudi Arabia as his main stop. There, he will meet with leaders from across the Muslim world. Commenting on the trip, political scientist Veronika Krasheninnikova warned that if the US goes ahead with plans for a Saudi-led 'Arab NATO', it would destabilize the Middle East and lead to war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

War, with which to ultimately regime change Damascus, and also Tehran, is precisely the point here.

May 22 10:27

Israel Lobby Pays The Political Piper

In this age of rancorous hyper-partisanship, getting members of Congress to agree on anything beyond the naming of a post office is a challenge. Yet in late April, all 100 members of the U.S. Senate signed a tough letter to the U.N. Secretary General, demanding that the organization end its “unwarranted attacks” on Israel’s human rights record.

May 22 09:40

Israeli Justice Minister Slams White House Map of Israel for Not Including West Bank

With President Trump’s visit already riling several other members of Israel’s far-right government related to whether the Western Wall, which Israel captured militarily in 1967, is occupied, Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked found a new reason to be outraged, the map of Israel that the White House has been circulating ahead of Trump’s trip.

The White House map is accurate, and that’s the problem from Shaked’s perspective, as she was expecting the White House map to recognize all of the occupied territories, every scrap of the West Bank and the Golan Heights, as Israeli territory.

May 22 09:37

Jared Kushner, Charged With Making ‘Ultimate Deal,’ Has Ties In Israel

Despite having no experience, Kushner has been charged with perhaps the most implausible task related to the president’s first overseas visit: striking a deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

Kushner has organized much of the president’s first overseas trip, including the crafting of the $110 billion defense deal with the Saudis. But compared to Saudi Arabia, where the president was lauded with a multi-story self portrait and a gold medal, the scene in Israel is decidedly tenser, after reports said that Trump voluntarily offered up Israeli intelligence to the Russians earlier this month.

Kushner, an Orthodox Jew, has not helped inspire confidence in his impartiality, having failed to disclose multiple professional ties with Israel that may compromise his position as an impartial broker.

May 22 09:21

THERE IS SOMETHING DEEPLY WRONG WITH WHAT YOU DO WHEN EVEN SATAN FEELS THE NEED TO DISTANCE HIMSELF FROM YOU:

The Saudis and their Wahhabi brethren in Qatar are the root of extremist Takfiri terrorism all over the world. They finance the most radical and brutal groups of conservative Muslim head-choppers. This includes the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the culprits of 9/11, al-Qaeda, ISIS and whatever may be their next incarnation.

The U.S. knows this. Trump knows this. An email Hillary Clinton sent to her election campaign manager John Podesta correctly noted:

[...] the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, [..] are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL and other radical Sunni groups in the region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This weapons deal was a very, very bad idea, and one which will most likely see US/Russian military conflict in both Syria and Iran, ultimately.

I don't know what the Vegas odds are about the US government reinstituting the draft, but were I a betting woman, I would not bet against that, nor against it happening in the relatively near future.

May 22 09:12

FRINGE NEOCON WROTE TRUMP’S SAUDI SPEECH

If there is any doubt Trump was captured early on by the neocons, one only need to look at the speech he delivered in Saudi Arabia.

The 30 minute speech was written by Senior Policy Adviser Stephen Miller, an ally of former Breitbart executive Stephen Bannon and former Breitbart writer Julia Hahn.

Miller organized and promoted “Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week” while a student at Duke University. He worked with the notorious neocon firebrand David Horowitz at the time. Josefin Dolton writes:

As a college student, Miller wrote a biweekly column for the The Duke Chronicle, addressing such topics as terrorism, US foreign policy and political correctness. Defending President George W. Bush’s war in Iraq, Miller wrote that “Islamic terrorists have declared holy war on the United States. They have declared a death sentence on every man, woman and child living in this country.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I not surprised at this?!?

It has been the Neocon/Israeli/American Deep State's collective desire, ever since the 1979 Iranian revolution, to invade and balkanise this country, for its "temerity" in having overthrown the US-imposed, brutal dictator, the Shah.

Since that time, Iran has been making steady economic and social progress, even though I profoundly disagree with their not allowing women to major in some specific areas in college.

Universities in Iran Put Limits on Women's Options

It's interesting that the US has embraced its former enemy, Vietnam, as a major trading partner, but not Iran; and the primary reason for that is that Israel considers it their "existential threat" in the region, and wants it destroyed, by any means necessary.

What is that phrase heard so frequently in the Middle East, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend"?!?

This is why Israel is not complaining too strenuously about the huge military aid package President Trump just approved for Saudi Arabia, because it sees Saudi Arabia as a US proxy to take down Iran militarily.

May 22 09:06

THE ORB - WAHHABIS AND ZIONISTS URGE TRUMP TO REGIME-CHANGE SYRIA TO FIGHT IRAN

The Saudis and their Wahhabi brethren in Qatar are the root of extremist Takfiri terrorism all over the world. They finance the most radical and brutal groups of conservative Muslim head-choppers. This includes the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the culprits of 9/11, al-Qaeda, ISIS and whatever may be their next incarnatio

May 22 08:50

IN PHOTOS ~~ DRONES WELCOME TRUMP TO JERUSALEM

Events to celebrate the quinquagenary of Jerusalem’s reunification kicked off on Sunday night at an event attended by the president and prime minister. The official semicentennial takes place on Jerusalem Day, observed this year on May 24.

At a ceremony held on the backdrop of the Old City, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remarked: “Fifty years ago we returned to the heart of our capital and our country, and 50 years ago we did not conquer—we liberated.”

May 22 08:49

THANK YOU AMERICA FOR THE OCCUPATION

Israel’s guilty but America made it possible: Thanks to the U.S., we’re celebrating the first 50 years of the occupation – and probably not the last

May 22 08:44

Trump Tells Netanyahu He 'Never Mentioned' Israel in Intel Leak to Russians

Trump arrives in Israel on first-ever direct flight from Saudi Arabia ? Trump: Growing realization among Arab neighbors that they have common cause with Israel on Iran

May 22 08:36

SPECIAL: Jared Kushner Working for Israel to Enable Saudi Arabian Nuclear Attack Against Iran UPDATE 2: Gulf NATO to Wage War on Iran & Syria

ROBERT STEELE: I have learned from a person I trust that Jared Kushner is being used by Israel to rapidly enable Saudi Arabian nuclear attack capability against Iran. In his recent call to the Lockheed CEO asking for a 12% discount (it should have been 50%) on Lockheed’s missile defense system, Kushner was overheard discussing the arming of the Saudis with nuclear missiles with what sounded like an Israeli intelligence officer. See the Updates. Donald Trump is becoming impeachable by We the People.

My source tells me that the Israeli’s believe they can incite a limited nuclear war between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and that the nuclearization of Saudi Arabia will discourage Russia from deepening its support of Syria while also serving as a threat against Iran.

May 22 08:27

HERE’S WHY SAUDI ARABIA AND ISRAEL ARE ALLIES IN ALL BUT NAME

Those who claim that Israel is opposed to Donald Trump’s now openly warm relations with Saudi Arabia are missing the actual point. On the surface, many assume that Israel and Saudi Arabia have poor relations. Neither country has diplomatic relations with one another, one is a self-styled Jewish state while the other is a Wahhabi Sunni monarchy.

But they both have the same regional goals, they both have the same enemies and both are intellectual anachronisms in a 20th century that has seen the fall of multiple monarchies, the end of traditional European colonialism and the fall of segregated regimes in Africa (Apartheid South Africa and UDI Rhodesia for example).

Both countries also seek to destroy Iran. Iran unlike Saudi Arabia and Israel, practices an ethical foreign policy. Far from wanting to export its Islamic Revolution, Iran has been a staunch ally to secular Syria and has been at the forefront of the fight against Salafist terrorism like ISIS and al-Qaeda.

May 21 10:05

Israel Lobby Pays the Political Piper

The Israel Lobby is so powerful that for years it insisted it didn’t exist – and Official Washington went along with the lie. Today, President Trump scrambles to secure the lobby’s blessings, Jonathan Marshall observes.

May 21 09:44

Fuming Netanyahu Orders Ministers to Attend Trump's Reception After Most Refuse to Show Up

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has required all cabinet ministers to attend the reception ceremony for U.S. President Donald Trump at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Monday. A senior Israeli official said that Netanyahu issued his instructions after finding out that most ministers were not planning on attending the event.

May 21 09:39

New Book Exposes Israel’s attack on the USS Liberty — “Erasing The Liberty”

“This book is dedicated to my fallen shipmates and to all patriotic Americans who, when they read it, will come away shocked and dismayed as to how the U.S. government lied to the American people about the cold-blooded murder of Americans on the high-seas, a cover-up perpetrated not just by them but by the government of Israel as well.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I was sent a copy of this book. It is very good, consisting mostly of first-person eyewitness accounts of the attack.

May 21 09:16

New French president ‘will not recognise Palestine’

Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron has reiterated that he will not recognise Palestine as a state as it would hinder good relations between Israel and France

Prior to his election win, Macron said he backs a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and that recognising Palestine would cause instability and he would not risk France’s relationship with Israel to serve the Palestinian agenda.

May 21 09:04

Trump Just Sold Billions of Dollars of Sophisticated Weapons to a State He Said Masterminded 9/11

If he can change his mind so violently on Saudi Arabia, what guarantees can he give Israel?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US Government appears to be arming Saudi Arabia for a war with Iran, just as the US Government armed Iraq for their war with Iran. And before Saudi Arabia accepts this deal they need to look at Iraq's fate since the Iran/Iraq war.

May 21 08:49

WHAT AWAITS TRUMP IN JERUSALEM ….

To ‘celebrate’ 50 years of Jerusalem’s illegal occupation, the following was prepared for Trump’s upcoming visit to the area tomorrow …..

May 21 08:48

THE RIGHT TO DISOBEY INJUSTICE IN OUR NAME

Nobody has the right and obligation to obey, when injustice happens in our name!

May 20 12:01

Time to assassinate Assad & get to his allies in Iran – Israeli minister

Psychopathic killer Jew Israeli minister publicly calls for the Syrian leader Bashar Assad to be assassinated after unsourced media reports claimed Damascus was using a “crematorium” to cover-up mass killings. He said the “serpent’s head” in Tehran should be dealt with next.

May 20 09:28

Why The U.S. Really Attacked Syrian Militia Convoy

Exclusive: For the Pentagon to suggest that this was a sideshow to Washington’s battle against Isis was to stretch the truth beyond credibility

May 20 03:35

Israeli Minister Hints At Coming War In Syria And Iran: “The Time Has Come To Assassinate Assad”

The Syrian situation is one that has been both fostered and created in part by the United States. ISIS is a creation of the American State Department under Obama. The U.S. wanted to take northwestern Syria to enable a natural gas pipeline to be run from Qatar into Europe. This would have accomplished several things. The move would have taken the monopoly away from Russian energy giant Gazprom by supplying gas to Europe via Qatar.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As always, according to the politicians in Tel Aviv, it must be American blood and American money which must be sacrificed to achieve Israel's geopolitical goals in the Middle East, even if those goals do not serve US self-interests, whatsoever.

May 19 14:30

Netanyahu Seeks ‘Dirty Harry’ Moment With Iran as Trump Arrives

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to persuade President Donald Trump to impose tough new sanctions on Iran for threatening Israel with ballistic missiles and bankrolling terrorism, a close adviser said.

The restrictions would aim to inflict damage in the same way that blocking money transfers did before Iran signed the 2015 agreement to curtail its nuclear program, said Michael Oren, a deputy cabinet minister to Netanyahu and his former ambassador to the U.S. The Israeli leader was among the most outspoken opponents of the deal and relishes the prospect of renewed confrontation if Iran violates its terms, he said.

That’s a ‘Dirty Harry’ moment,” Oren said in an interview on Thursday in Tel Aviv, referring to the style of brinkmanship adopted by Clint Eastwood’s detective in the 1971 movie. “You have to exact a price for Iranian behavior.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. Prime Minister, a word please; haven't you and your political supporters been threatening Iran with harm, and do you not have specific weapons focused on Tehran yourself?!?

This is a pot/kettle/black moment in your foreign policy.

You could tamper down the hostility in a heartbeat, and you know it; when the next Iranian President is elected, as a result of this week's elections, you could visit Tehran with a peace and trade deal that could be an incredible win/win for both countries, at so many levels.

But you won't because of that hubris, and your insistence that the US military "take care" of Iran for you, and that the blood and money spent on this issue should only be American; never Israeli.

May 19 08:59

Lauder vs. Adelson: Which Jewish billionaire has Trump’s ear on Israel?

Who does the first billionaire president go to when he wants real-deal advice? Other billionaires, naturally.

Much has been made of how President Donald Trump has stacked his Cabinet with billionaires, and how he takes off-campus advice from investor Carl Icahn, fellow real estate developer Tom Barrack and media moguls Christopher Ruddy and Rupert Murdoch.

The same goes for his Israel advice: Trump, according to reports, takes calls on the issue from Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate, and Ronald Lauder, the cosmetics heir and the president of the World Jewish Congress. Both are major supporters of Jewish and pro-Israel causes.

The wrinkle is that Adelson and Lauder seem to be at odds on what they’re telling the president. Lauder, reportedly, is pressing Trump to court Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Adelson, reportedly, wants him to focus on moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem and discounts the Palestinians as reliable peace partners.

May 19 08:16

Joe Lieberman and the Three Amigos

"Charles Freeman Jr.’s withdrawal of his acceptance of a high-level intelligence position in the Obama administration was a national-security drama more riveting than an episode of “24.” The moral was clear: even a president who owes his job to a progressive movement in American politics could not support a longtime public servant who had made the mistake of criticizing Israel. Fierce advocates of the Jewish state, notably Sens. Chuck Schumer and Joe Lieberman and Reps. Eric Cantor and Steve Israel, played important roles in Freeman’s exit, while present and former officials of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee flitted in and out of the wings.

May 19 08:15

Defying leaders, Norway trade unionists endorse Israel boycott

Norway’s largest and most influential trade union organization has called for a full boycott of Israel.

Last Friday, the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) voted to endorse a statement that embraces the entire slate of demands in the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS).

The Palestinian BDS National Committee hailed the decision as courageous and urged LO to pressure the Norwegian government to end military ties with Israel.

May 19 08:15

Settler kills Palestinian protester

An Israeli settler shot and killed a young Palestinian man in the northern occupied West Bank on Thursday.

Mutaz Hussein Hilal Bani Shamsa, 23, died shortly after he was shot in the head by the settler who opened fire at a group of protesters. The settler also shot AP photographer Majdi Eshtayya, injuring him in the hand.

Shamsa was one of about 200 Palestinians who had gathered at the Huwwara military checkpoint, near Nablus, to demonstrate in solidarity with the mass Palestinian prisoner hunger strike that entered its second month this week.

May 18 23:09

Intel Trump gave Russians came from Jordan, not Israel – report

Anybody remember Colonel Flagg?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2TrW8jR8EM

Jordan, not Israel, was likely the original source of secret intelligence information given by US President Donald Trump to the Russians, the Qatar-based al-Jazeera news network reported Thursday, citing current and former Jordanian intelligence officials.

May 18 15:55

Israeli human rights lawyer in detention without defence or trial, a victim of judicial abuse

An Israeli human rights lawyer who for over seven years wrote to the United Nations requesting help for children and families damaged by Israeli judicial corruption is now himself a victim of illegal arrest and detention.>>

May 18 15:29

International campaign is criminalizing criticism of Israel as ‘antisemitism’

For two decades, some Israeli officials and Israel partisans have worked to embed a new, Israel-focused definition of antisemitism in institutions around the world, from international bodies and national governments to small college campuses in heartland America. This effort is now snowballing rapidly. As a result, advocacy for Palestinian rights is well on the way to being curtailed and even criminalized as “hate.”

May 18 12:32

Was Israel behind US laptop ban on Mideast airlines?

The ban affects nine companies: Royal Jordanian Airlines, EgyptAir, Turkish Airlines, Saudi Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Qatar Airways, Emirates, and Etihad Airways.

All of these airlines have direct flights to the United States and pose strong competition to American aviation companies, especially during the busy summer season.

Former CIA case officer John Kiriakou expressed scepticism about Israel's ability to obtain highly sensitive intelligence of this nature about ISIL.

"If it was the Jordanians or the Turkish intelligences services who have done that, it might make more sense because these organisations have a long history of dealing with groups like ISIL," Kiriakou told Al Jazeera on Tuesday.

"I won't be surprised if it turned out that Israel acted in its own interests to disrupt the Middle Eastern airlines business by throwing its own wrench into the whole thing," he said.

May 18 09:52

US-backed rebels suffer major setback as Syrian Army troops capture much of eastern Sweida

This is why the US bombed the Syrians today.

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), alongside the National Defense Forces (NDF), resumed their offensive operations in the eastern countryside of Al-Sweida on Thursday, Al-Masdar’s Majd Fahd reported from Damascus.

The Syrian Arab Army’s 5th and 7th armored divisions managed to capture 35km of rebel-held territory in eastern Al-Sweida, today, reaching the imperative Al-Rasi’i Well after a fierce battle with the US-backed Jaysh Assoud Al-Sharqiya (FSA unit).

May 18 08:23

US diplomats say Western Wall is in West Bank, and Nikki Haley backpedals

Well the story is that the diplomats stationed at the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem refused to hold talks with Israeli officials about arrangements for U.S. President Donald Trump’s planned visit to the Western Wall during his trip to Israel next week. The diplomats claimed that the site is in the West Bank, and therefore the Israeli government has no authority over it, as Haaretz noted.

Oh boy, you can imagine what a storm that was. The Israeli officials found the position simply “unacceptable”, and the Israeli Prime Minister Office was “astonished”. Israel quickly demanded an explanation from the White House, which hastened to say that

“These comments, if true, were not authorized by the White House. They do not reflect the U.S. position, and certainly not the President’s position.”

May 18 08:20

Gulf States Offer Unprecedented Steps to Normalize Israel Ties in Exchange for Partial Settlement Freeze

The Gulf states have compiled a proposal to take unprecedented steps toward normalization with Israel if the Netanyahu government in turn makes gestures to the Palestinians, such as freezing settlement construction in parts of the West Bank and easing trade restrictions in the Gaza Strip, according to the Wall Street Journal.
 
The report is based on details from a document that was prepared during discussions between various Sunni Arab countries. According to the report, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which are leading the proposal, also updated the American administration and Israel on the bid.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Such an Israeli settlement freeze will happen...when pigs discover their ability to fly.

May 18 08:13

Negev: Israel razes Palestinian village for 113th time

Israeli police forces have destroyed a Palestinian village in the Negev region of the country's south for the 113th time since 2010, displacing its residents and flattening its few still-standing structures.

Heavily armed officers as well as riot police forces raided the village on Wednesday morning, and bulldozers destroyed the makeshift homes locals had been living in, local Palestinian media outlets reported.

The Adalah Legal Centre for Arab Minority Rights, a Haifa-based advocacy group, estimates that 22 families made up of 110 people live in Araqib. The villagers return and rebuild after each demolition.

Al-Araqib is one of more than 35 "unrecognised" villages across the desertous Negev region, considered illegal by the government owing to their lack of building permits.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What brilliant tenacity these people demonstrate in rebuilding, time after time!!

May 18 07:32

Jewish Nation-State Bill: Israel’s Precarious Identity Is Palestine’s Nightmare

The Israeli Knesset (parliament) has hurriedly passed a new bill that defines Israel as the “national home of the Jewish people.” Although the association between Jewishness and Israel goes back to the foundation of the state, the new law also carries clear discriminatory elements that target the country’s Arab communities, numbering nearly two million people.

Reporting in Al Jazeera, Jonathan Cook explained the nature of discrimination that will be introduced once the Jewish Nation-State Bill becomes law. “Among its provisions, the legislation revokes the status of Arabic as an official language,” he wrote.

Once the bill is enacted into law, which Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, vowed to achieve in the course of 60 days, the legislation will increase “the powers of so-called “admissions committees” that block Palestinian citizens from living in hundreds of communities that control most of Israel’s land.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to 21st century Israel; a vilely apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy, with nuclear weapons.

May 17 16:25

Donald Trump Considering Joe Lieberman To Lead FBI

I hope this is fake news. The other people aren't too hot either. If it is true Donald Trump is a lost cause and so is this country!

President Donald Trump is interviewing FBI director candidates this afternoon, which include former Connecticut Democrat Senator Joe Lieberman.

The news was revealed by White House press secretary Sean Spicer to reporters aboard Air Force One, traveling back to the White House after the president’s commencement speech to the Coast Guard Academy.

The list also includes FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former Governor of Oklahoma Frank Keating and the FBI’s Executive Assistant Director Richard McFeely.

May 17 12:51

Israel tutors its children in fear and loathing

Jonathan Cook highlights state-sponsored activities in Israel intended to create traumatised children, distrustful and fearful of anyone outside their Jewish tribe, and views the impact on the prospects for peace with the Palestinians.>>

May 17 11:53

Israeli whistleblower sent to prison after exposing official corruption

A former manager at the Israeli tax authority has been thrown into jail after he had exposed official corruption on a massive scale.

Shuki Mishol had spent more than a decade uncovering corruption of mafia proportions, involving the theft of approximately $14 billion (50 billion shekels) annually from ordinary citizens.

However, the system finally found something with which to prosecute him – an overdue payment of $100 on car insurance – and on 16 May he was sent to prison for two months.>>

May 17 09:35

DAY 30 OF HUNGER STRIKE FOR DIGNITY AND JUSTICE

Hunger-striking prisoners are calling for an end to the denial of family visits, the right to pursue higher education, appropriate medical care and treatment, and an end to solitary confinement and administrative detention — imprisonment without charge or trial — among other demands for basic rights.

May 17 09:35

THE TALLEST MAN IN THE WEST BANK

The tallest man in Ramallah offered to give us a tour of his cage. We would not even have to leave our table at Rukab’s Ice Cream, on Rukab Street; all he needed to do was reach into his pocket.

May 17 09:31

Senior Israeli Minister: 'Time Has Come' To Assassinate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Senior Israeli minister Yoav Gallant called for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to be assassinated on Tuesday in response to completely unverified claims that the Syrian government is using crematoriums dispose of bodies after "mass killings".

May 17 09:26

The Balfour Declaration – A Century of Jewish Power

This year, Palestinians and their supporters mark the 100th anniversary of The Balfour Declaration, a written statement from the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary, Arthur James Balfour, to Walter Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community, in favour of the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine.

For Palestinians, The Balfour Declaration was the beginning of their plight: a century of ethnic cleansing at the hands of European newcomers who claim Palestine as their historic home. Yet, for some reason, supporters of the Palestinians are desperate to suppress discussion of the motivation for the Balfour Declaration - how and why did it come about?

May 17 08:55

JEWISH NATION-STATE BILL

The Israeli Knesset (parliament) has hurriedly passed a new bill that defines Israel as the “national home of the Jewish people.” Although the association between Jewishness and Israel goes back to the foundation of the state, the new law also carries clear discriminatory elements that target the country’s Arab communities, numbering nearly two million people.

May 17 08:22

Sheldon Adelson 'Furious' at Tillerson Over Delay in U.S. Embassy Move

Sheldon Adelson, the Republican mega-donor who gave tens of millions of dollars to President Donald Trump's election campaign and then added another five million to Trump's inauguration committee, is once again angry at the president he helped elect - according to a report published on Sunday in the newsletter Axios.

Adelson, according to the report, told people close to him that he was "furious" at the comments made by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on NBC's "Meet the Press." Tillerson said in an interview that President Trump was deliberating whether fulfilling his election promise to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would help the prospect of reaching an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, or hurt it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Poor little Sheldon, not getting what he thought he paid for?!?

Mr. Adelson, a word, please: such a move would destroy any possibility of an Israel/Palestinian peace agreement.

But you already knew that, which is why you want such a move to go forward.

This would signal the complete American government's betrayal of the Palestinians, whose possibility of existing as a nation-state has already been preempted by the way in which Jewish-only settlements have been created, so that no contiguous state of Palestine can exist.

May 17 08:21

Gaza fisherman is second killed by Israel this year

A Palestinian fisherman died hours after he was shot and injured by Israeli naval forces off the coast of northern Gaza on Monday morning. Muhammad Majid Baker, 28, was fishing with his brother when he was shot in the chest.

Umran Majid Fadil Baker told Al-Mezan, a human rights center in Gaza, that his brother was bleeding when occupation forces surrounded their vessel and arrested Muhammad, who later died in an Israeli hospital.

In the hours before Muhammad Baker was slain, Israeli forces detained six Palestinian fishermen and confiscated two boats.

May 17 08:21

Gaza on brink of “systemic collapse,” ICRC warns

Gaza is on the brink of a “systemic collapse” as the electricity crisis deepens, the International Committee of the Red Cross is warning.

“Severe power and fuel shortage has reached a critical point in Gaza, endangering essential services including healthcare, wastewater treatment and water provision,” the ICRC said on Tuesday.

“ICRC doesn’t issue statements often,” Omar Shakir, the Israel and Palestine director for Human Rights Watch commented, “When they do, you listen.”

ICRC added that without immediate intervention, “a public health and environment crisis is looming.”

May 17 08:05

Former Israeli spymasters rip into Trump, say Israel must reassess intel sharing

Shabtai Shavit says the US president is like a ‘bull in a china shop’; notes, ‘If tomorrow I were asked to pass information to the CIA, I would do everything I could to not pass it to them’
Note: And let's quit giving information to Israel!!!

May 16 19:48

Jewish life in Iran was 'always better than in Europe'

In Iran it is prohibited by law to have any contact to Israel. Is that difficult for you as Jew?

According to our religious teachings, we must obey the laws of the country we live in. And being a Jew is very different from being a Zionist. There are - and have always been - Jews all around the world who are very critical of the behavior of Israel's government and army. Being a Jew means we must obey Torah and Talmud. Invading other countries and killing innocent people are not Moses' teachings. We cannot accept Israel's behavior as Jewish; it is a political and not a religious movement. I personally think that, as the victims of the greatest genocide in the world, Jews should have more empathy with the Palestinian people.

May 16 15:17

Students Interrupt Pro-Israeli Event At University Of California

A group of pro-Palestinian students at University of California, Irvine, have shut down an event attended by “Israeli veterans.”

The May 10 event, called “The Truth About Israel: From the perspective of Israeli veterans,” was disrupted by members of Irvine’s Students for Justice in Palestine chapter, Campus Reform reported Monday.

May 16 12:34

Shades of 1956 Suez Disaster and the Greater Israel Project: Israel Schemes to Annex The Occupied Territories with US Support

The US Republican President will have the use of billions of dollars in casino funds plus the power of the AIPAC and CFI lobbies in Washington and in Westminster, respectively – ­both being key players in an international movement to legalise the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights.

Upon completion of the land grab, the Netanyahu government apparently intends to carry out a unilateral annexation of the Occupied Territories whilst contemporaneously expelling the 5 million indigenous Palestinians in a forced transfer from their ancestral lands to new refugee camps in adjoining states of Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How in the world does Tel Aviv expect to execute this policy?!?

So Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, a word, please; have the countries to which you wish to expel all Palestinians, which include Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and Syria, assented to this hair-brained scheme of yours?!?

My suspicion is, absolutely not; their refugee camps are already overflowing, courtesy of the wars in Iraq; Afghanistan; Syria; and and their ability to take in any more refugees is completely nil.

So how are you going to "relocate" these Palestinians from their homes, arrest them, and drop them over the borders of these countries with a parachute, or just herd them up like animals, and release them at the fuzziest areas of the borders of these countries, and tell those countries' leadership, "These people are your problem now!!?!?"

Or is the real agenda here a very Hitlerian, "Final Solution", which would be to execute all Palestinians who refuse to leave?!?

May 16 12:00

Israel Said to Be Source of Secret Intelligence Trump Gave to Russians

The classified intelligence that President Trump disclosed in a meeting last week with Russian officials at the White House was provided by Israel, according to a current and a former American official familiar with how the United States obtained the information. The revelation adds a potential diplomatic complication to the episode.

May 16 11:55

Israeli police volunteer gets seven months for killing unarmed Palestinian laborer

David Arik Bibi Rubi fatally shot Antar Shibli al-Aqraa as he was fleeing Border Police volunteers searching a cemetery for Palestinians who were in Israel illegally.

A court sentenced a Border Police volunteer to seven months in prison for killing a Palestinian in a cemetery in central Israel in 2013.

The Kfar Sava Magistrate's Court also ordered David Arik Bibi Rubi to pay the family 100,000 shekels ($28,000) in compensation as part of the court-approved plea bargain, under which Rubi was convicted of negligent homicide in the killing of Antar Shibli al-Aqraa at Petah Tikva's Yarkon Cemetery.

In November 2013, Rubi and two other Border Police volunteers were searching the cemetery for Palestinians who were in Israel illegally. During their search, they located 41 such Palestinians. The other two volunteers guarded them while Rubi continued searching.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to the "new normal" for Palestinians (legally or illegally) in Israel; a swift assassination, even if that person is unarmed.

And I have to wonder; when Rubi was yelling at the guy to stop, was he yelling in Hebrew (a language which Al-Aqraa would not have understood), or in Arabic?!?

I would almost be willing to bet you that this 7 month sentence will get commuted, and quickly.

May 16 11:39

Jewish life in Iran was 'always better than in Europe'

Iran is frequently at odds with Israel, despite having the second biggest Jewish community in the Middle East. DW's Theresa Tropper spoke with the director of Tehran's Jewish Committee, about why that is the case.

DW: How is life as a Jew in the Islamic Republic?

Siamak Morsadegh: It's a lot better than many people think. Jews are a recognized minority here, so we can practice our religion freely. We have more than 20 working synagogues in Tehran and at least five kosher butcheries. In some European countries that is not allowed because of animal rights. In Iran, it is.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Beautifully said, and eloquently spoken!!!

But this has been a source of friction for the Israeli government for years, because Jews in Iran generally are living so well that they see no point in "making Aliyah" (immigrating) to Israel.

Unfortunately, the government in Tehran is in Israel's crosshairs, and the Israelis are slobbering all over themselves to figure out a way to regime change Iran; and also unfortunately, President Trump may just attempt to do this before he leaves office, potentially putting the US military squarely in confrontation with Russia, whose military and civilian leadership have always said that should Iran be attacked, it will come to Iran's aid.

And to that potential end, comes the following, very disturbing story from 13 May of this year:

War with Iran Seems Likely as Trump Cosies Up with Saudi Arabia

Such a war would very likely see the return of the draft in this country, for both our young men and our young women, as our troops are stretched so thinly right now.

May 16 10:58

Israel wants White House to explain U.S. official's Western Wall comment

Israel wants the White House to explain why a U.S. diplomat preparing President Donald Trump's visit to Jerusalem said Judaism's Holy Western Wall in its Old City is part of the Israeli-occupied West Bank, an Israeli official said on Monday.

Israel considers all of Jerusalem as its indivisible capital, a claim that is not recognised internationally, and the Western Wall - the holiest prayer site for Jews - is part of territory it captured in the 1967 Middle East war.

May 16 10:47

FLASHBACK - James Traficant exposes Zionist control of America

May 16 10:15

Deborah Lipstadt's Lies & Deceptions, Part 1

May 16 08:54

Refugee return to Palestine is practical as well as just

Monday is the day Palestinians mark the 69th anniversary of the Nakba, the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians by Zionist militias before, during and after the founding of Israel in 1948.

This new infographic from Visualizing Palestine starkly illustrates how many Palestinian villages were violently depopulated by the forerunners of the Israeli army in 1948.

Between 1947 and 1949, more than 750,000 Palestinians were forcibly removed by Zionist militias creating the Jewish-majority state of Israel and quite literally wiping Palestine off the map.

In violation of every norm of international law and of UN resolutions, Israel has for decades actively blocked these refugees and their descendents from returning to their homes.

May 16 08:54

IN IMAGES ~~ REMEMBERING A PROUD LAND THAT ONCE WAS

A Palestinian man walks front of graffiti that reads “Returning” as Palestinians attend “camp of return” to mark refugees’ ties to lands lost in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, during a gathering to mark the 69th anniversary of the “Nakba” (catastrophe). Nakba means “catastrophe” in reference to the birth of the state of Israel 69 years ago in British-mandate Palestine, which led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who either fled or were driven out of their homes during the 1948 war over Israel’s creation.

May 16 08:45

Israeli minister: ‘The time has come’ to kill Bashar Assad

An Israeli minister called for the assassination of Syrian President Bashar Assad on Tuesday, saying he “does not have a place in this world.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle...

May 15 13:59

Billionaire Zionist Adelson Furious At Tillerson Over Israel: Report

Republican Party mega-donor and hard-line Zionist Sheldon Adelson is reportedly furious at US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for his comments which indicate that the Trump administration is apparently backing out on a campaign promise to move the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds.

May 15 13:53

Senior member of Trump team said to tell Israelis: Western Wall is not your territory

In a bitter diplomatic incident, a senior member of the US delegation making preparations for Donald Trump’s visit to Israel next week angrily rejected a request that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accompany the president when he visits the Western Wall, and then sniped at his Israeli counterparts that the Western Wall is “not your territory. It’s part of the West Bank,” Israeli television reported on Monday night.
Note: None of belongs to Israel unless you believe stealing something makes it theirs!

May 15 12:28

MAJOR BEXALERT!!! : Syrian regime using crematorium to 'cover up' mass murders, State Department says

This is pathetic.The snow is melting so the building is a crematorium! Gotcha!

The Syrian regime is using a site outside Damascus to cremate the bodies of thousands of prisoners it has abducted, jailed and murdered during the country’s long-running civil war, the U.S. State Department alleged Monday.

Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Stuart Jones showed surveillance photos that -- combined with intelligence assessments and other reports -- officials believe show Bashar Assad’s government is complicit in covering up evidence of mass killings at the Sednaya Prison. Located near Damascus, the prison previously has been called a "human slaughterhouse" by Amnesty International.

Jones also charged that the “atrocities” were carried out “with unconditional support” from Russia and Iran.

The U.S. conclusion is based in part on photos that show snow melting near the building believed to be the crematorium.

May 15 12:18

Trump MidEast Visit ‘All About’ Backing Israel, Opposing Iran

US President Donald Trump will serve as the US “front man” for “additional conflict” in the Middle East during his scheduled visit to Saudi Arabia and Israel to foster animosity against Iran, says an American author.

May 15 10:29

Trump ‘Careful To Understand’ Israel Embassy Move

US President Donald Trump is careful to understand” his campaign pledge to move the Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds, says his secretary of state as the president was being cheered by the regime to make the move.

May 15 08:40

Hezbollah says offensive on Israel possible

Hezbollah leader Nasrallah made headlines with the statement that their forces may attack IDF positions in Galilee.

Fighting between Hezbollah forces and Israel's Defense Forces may well take place on the territory of Occupied Palestine (the Zionist entity), the Hezbollah leader Nasrallah said on Thursday.

"We have dismantled our bases at the border," Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah told a Beirut TV station. Instead, securing the border will now be Lebanon's "state responsibility."

May 15 08:34

Israel arrests Palestinian writer Ahmad Qatamesh

Israeli forces have carried out raids on homes across the occupied West Bank and detained at least 14 Palestinians on Sunday, among them a prominent intellectual and former political prisoner.

Suha Barghouti, the wife of Ahmad Qatamesh, said "a large force" of Israeli soldiers arrived at their home in the West Bank city of al-Bireh at 4:30 am local time and detained her husband.

General strike against detention of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails
"Until now, we don't know what is going on or where he is," she told Al Jazeera by telephone on Sunday morning, explaining that Israeli soldiers also searched her brother-in-law's nearby home.

In 2013, Qatamesh, a prominent 66-year-old writer, was deemed a "prisoner of conscience" by Amnesty International while he was in an Israeli jail.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So let me get my head around this, please; Israelis (who claim to have the alleged "only democracy in the Middle East), can lock up Palestinians indefinitely for renewable six-month intervals with no trial or charges?!?

In other words, Palestinians can be held indefinitely with no due process, but Jewish Israelis cannot be held in this manner?!?

What is wrong with this picture?!?

FLIPPING EVERYTHING!!

May 15 08:11

WATCH Israeli Soldiers Caught on Tape Looking on as Settlers Throw Stones at Palestinians

Israeli soldiers have been caught on tape standing by while settlers were throwing stones at Palestinians in the West Bank.

In the videos, shot on Friday near the village of Burin in the West Bank, the soldiers are seen standing meters away from the settlers, who are throwing the stones unimpeded.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to the "new normal" for Palestinians, courtesy of the IDF!!

May 15 07:29

Gilad Atzmon - My most interesting Q & A session to date (LA May 8th, 2017)

We spoke about history revisionism (holocaust, Nakba etc.), Jewish controlled opposition, 911 and the truth movement, Breitbart's duplicity, Teds being Jerusalemites, JVP, Mondoweiss & the Jewish solidarity spin, Jewish mothers and many other hot topics.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Images from the Nakba.




May 15 07:13

Ongoing massacre in Palestine

"It's worse that you can imagine."

Apartheid, but not as nice.

Abby says:

"No one really dare to cover Israel. When you cover it in a fair way you're deemed anti-Semitic. Journalists say to me 'I don't want to cover Israel or I'll love my job.'"

May 14 13:39

Why did Trump fire FBI director? - Scott Rickard VS Jew Brent Budowsky

In one of PressTV's most revealing interviews to date, Scott Rickard, a political analyst and former American intelligence linguist, from Tampa, and Brent Budowsky, a columnist of The Hill, from Washington, discuss US President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, who was leading an investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.

May 14 08:43

Above the law: Israel’s non-implementation of UN resolutions on Occupied Palestine

Half a century has elapsed since Israel established its brutal occupation of Palestine, and almost seven decades have passed since the 1948 Palestinian Nakba, which constitutes the beginning of discrimination, dispossession and displacement for Palestinians and their persistent suffering ... In the light of this, Geneva International Centre for Justice (GICJ) has commissioned a report - "Above the Law: Israel's Non-Implementation of UN Resolutions" ... The main finding of the study is that Israel has blatantly disregarded all UN resolutions criticising its illegal activities and their dire consequences for the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people since 1948. The study also finds that Israel's occupation of Palestine is intricately linked with its apartheid system.
Note: Not apartheid GENOCIDE! Let's not confuse the two.

May 14 08:40

Erdogan lashes ‘racist’ Israel, calls for Muslims to flood Temple Mount

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday urged Muslims to throng to the Temple Mount in a show of solidarity with Palestinians as he issued a string of challenges to Israel, which he called "racist and discriminatory." ... "Each day that Jerusalem is under occupation is an insult to us," he added, at the opening ceremony of the International Forum on al-Quds Waqf in Istanbul, Turkey's Hurriyet news reported ... In the blistering speech, which also criticized Israeli legislation and US plans to move their embassy to Jerusalem, Erdogan also called Israel's treatment of the Palestinians "racist and discriminatory" and said the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of the Gaza Strip "has no place in humanity."

May 14 08:27

Dershowitz: Jews made America great

Alan Dershowitz gave a pep talk on Jewish influence to an orthodox audience in Scarsdale Tuesday night. It was his crowd, and he really is a rock star. The suburban lanes were filled with cars and older yarmulke-wearing Jews streaming toward the synagogue like Woodstock. We were half a million strong! Four hundred anyway, but Jews punch above their weight.

That was Dershowitz’s theme: We earned our influence in this country by contributing more to its success than others– so now use your influence!

May 14 08:24

STARVING FOR JUSTICE ~~ THE LATEST IN TOONS

May 14 08:24

BOYCOTT FASCISM ~~ DON’T DRINK COCA COLA!

Israel’s Coca-Cola franchisee contributed 50,000 shekels ($13,850) to right-wing group Im Tirtzu in 2015, a document from the Israel Corporations Authority shows.

May 13 18:33

Dutch Documentary Details Trump’s Ties To Russian Oligarchs and Israeli Mobsters

This is business as usual in politics and in international finance. I still don't understand why it's a big deal for Trump to have done business with the Russians, Israelis or other despots, but not for US oil companies?
that said, it is interesting none the less.

Dutch TV documentary alleges that President Donald Trump has extensive connections to Russia’s ruling oligarchs and a history of illegal racketeering.

May 13 15:41

Why did Trump fire FBI director? - Scott Rickard VS Jew Brent Budowsky

In one of PressTV's most revealing interviews to date, Scott Rickard, a political analyst and former American intelligence linguist, from Tampa, and Brent Budowsky, a columnist of The Hill, from Washington, discuss US President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, who was leading an investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.

May 13 14:33

Israel – a curious national home

Uri Avnery examines how attention-seeking Israeli politicians are racing to propose laws so outrageous that the media cannot possibly ignore them, the latest being a bill on "Israel – the National State of the Jewish People”.>>

May 13 09:47

Norway’s Largest Trade Union Federation Endorses Full Boycott of Israel to Advance Palestinian Human Rights

The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO), representing close to one million workers, has endorsed a full boycott of Israel to achieve Palestinian rights under international law. LO is the largest and most influential umbrella organization of labor unions in Norway.

May 13 09:46

Gilad Atzmon -"Being in Time" talk, LA May 8, 2017

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You can order Gilad's book, "Being in Time", HERE!

May 13 09:07

France’s Macron dumps parliamentary candidate after Israel lobby pressure

Incoming President Emmanuel Macron has promised change. But there is no sign he’ll be any different from his predecessor when it comes to France’s pro-Israel policies.

May 12 18:31

Why did Trump fire FBI director? - Scott Rickard VS Jewish Reporter

In this episode of The Debate, Press TV has conducted an interview with Scott Rickard, a political analyst and former American intelligence linguist, from Tampa, and Brent Budowsky, a columnist of The Hill, from Washington, to discuss US President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, who was leading an investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.

May 12 15:56

US Trying To Save Zionist-Wahhabi Axis In Middle East: Analyst

The United States is concerned about the faltering Wahhabi-Zionist alliance between Saudi Arabia and Israel, and that’s why US President Donald Trump is going to visit Riyadh and Tel Aviv on his first foreign trip, according to an American analyst.

May 12 11:49

Palestinian mass hunger strike takes dramatic turn

More Palestinian prisoners are joining the mass hunger strike which entered its 26th day Friday, with the campaign assuming global proportions amid worsening health conditions of hundreds of strikers languishing in Israeli jails.

Sawt al-Asra (Voice of Prisoners) radio cited anonymous sources as saying that nearly 100 Palestinian inmates from different political factions have decided to join the hunger strike.

The radio estimated that nearly 1,800 prisoners are currently participating in the strike. However, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club put the figure far higher, saying more than 3,000 prisoners are taking part in the strike.

Israeli authorities have, however, claimed that fewer than 1,000 prisoners are participating in the strike.

The Fatah Central Committee, considered the Palestinian movement’s top decision-making body, called on Thursday for all its members in Israeli prisons to join the hunger strike immediately.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When the Israeli guards start losing these men to either malnutrition, or NG forced feeding gone wrong, the excrement is going to hit the ventilation system big time, both within the prisons, and within both Israel and Palestine .

And Prime Minister Netanyahu, a word, please; the world is watching the outcome of these hunger strikes; please don't do something utterly foolish with these political prisoners.

May 12 09:17

Netanyahu’s War on Press Freedom

A free press and right to dissent are endangered. Western media operate as virtual press agents for power, reliable independent media called fake news.

In America, digital democracy is threatened, truth-telling assaulted. Trump’s FCC chairman Ajit Pai calls Net Neutrality’s days “numbered,” wanting an online level playing field for everyone abolished.

On Tuesday, Netanyahu shuttered Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) with less than two hours notice, ending a near half century of public broadcasting, a staple on Israeli television, its first news program – IBA to be replaced by Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation (IPBC).

On its final night, anchors openly wept. Journalists blasted the shutdown on air. The final broadcast ended with staff singing Hatikvah, Israel’s national anthem, sounding more like a dirge because of grief felt by all.

Anchor Haim Yavin on air called closure of IBA and its Mabat news program

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu doesn't like the free press, because he cannot control it; but what is left of it in Israel appears to be fading away, exponentially, which is very much to Netanyahu's liking.

Unfortunately, in this portion of the 21st century, it is reasonable to state that the Israeli experiment in "democracy" has died, assassinated by an unwillingness to honestly deal with the questions of an independent Palestine; its development of a massive police state; and having become an horrifically apartheid theocracy with nuclear weapons.

May 12 08:26

How to smuggle US nuclear triggers to Israel

On May 3, 2017 the Department of Homeland Security released the most detailed files to date on the 1979-1983 Richard Kelly Smyth/Arnon Milchan/Benjamin Netanyahu krytron smuggling ring. The 100-page dossier (PDF) answers important questions about how highly sensitive US nuclear weapons technologies were smuggled out of the country in the early 1980s. The pages leave two key questions unanswered. The first is why Arnon Milchan was not indicted alongside his co-conspirator Richard Kelly Smyth. The second is why in 2016 Secretary of State John Kerry granted Milchan a long-term visa to reside in the United States even after career Department of State officials initially refused.

May 12 07:22

US Fighter Pilots Set to Fly Israeli Skies in Joint Air Force Drills

The US Army has confirmed that Israeli and US pilots will be engaging joint drills this week at Uvda Air Force Base near the Israeli city of Eliat. Aircrews will be trained in a number of exercises at the base’s advance facilities while other squadrons train in the Negev Desert.

While the role of enemy aircraft will be played by the Israel Defense Forces' "Flying Dragon" or "Red" Squadron, based at Uvda, teams will operate “enemy” missile launchers and radars and infantry troops will be acting as terrorists, according to the Jerusalem Post. Haaretz reported that a number of F-15 fighters have already been sent over by the US; the "Flying Dragon" squad flies F-16 jets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder here who the potential "targets" are supposed to be; but right now, were I a betting person, I would bet either Iran or Syria, or perhaps both.

But the problem here, stretched out on the Bosendorfer, and napping for the moment, is the 6,000 LB gorilla in the living room, and that is the presence of Russia in Syria, and Russia's oft-stated promise to assist Iran militarily, should a foreign government attempt to invade it.

War with Russia over Syria and/or Iran?!?

That those collectively in the bowels of power in both the Unhinged State of America, and Tel Aviv,should even be "thinking" in this direction is collective, hubristic madness.

May 11 13:43

How To Smuggle US Nuclear Triggers to Israel

New DHS files raise questions about Arnon Milchan’s US visa.

On May 3, 2017 the Department of Homeland Security released the most detailed files to date on the 1979-1983 Richard Kelly Smyth/Arnon Milchan/Benjamin Netanyahu krytron smuggling ring. The 100-page dossier (PDF) answers important questions about how highly sensitive US nuclear weapons technologies were smuggled out of the country in the early 1980s.

The pages leave two key questions unanswered. The first is why Arnon Milchan was not indicted alongside his co-conspirator Richard Kelly Smyth. The second is why in 2016 Secretary of State John Kerry granted Milchan a long-term visa to reside in the United States even after career Department of State officials initially refused.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why does this not surprise me, nor surprise me that Benjamin Netanyahu, the current Prime Minister of Israel, was involved?!?

May 11 13:32

Gaza's Health Ministry warns: Palestinian Authority to stop sending medicine, baby formula to hospitals

‘This decision has destructive implications for the chronically ill and children,’ a ministry official says, adding he sees Ramallah's decision as a political one.

The Palestinian Authority is to stop providing medicines and baby formula to hospitals in the Gaza Strip, which could have disastrous consequences for residents in the Strip, the Health Ministry in Gaza warned Tuesday.

The director general of the Gazan Health Ministry’s pharmacy department, Dr. Munir al-Bursh, was quoted on a number of Palestinian websites identified with Hamas as saying this was a political decision. He is in contact with senior officials in the Health Ministry in the West Bank to determine the meaning of the decision – which was announced by Ramallah on Tuesday – and how long it will be in effect, he said.

Haaretz reported last month that the PA was taking a number of steps to punish the Hamas government in Gaza, and that the PA intended to reduce health expenditures in Gaza this month.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Punishing sick people, and sick children, as a "political message", President Abbas?!?

That, sir, is criminal in the extreme.

May 11 08:58

Security hired by pro-Israel group arrests questioner at Dennis Ross speech in Kansas City Public Library

But when Jeremy Rothe-Kushel, a documentarian, rose to ask Ross a critical question, then tried to follow up, he was rushed by a private security officer. The library’s programming director, Steve Woolfolk, interceded on Rothe-Kushel’s behalf. Ultimately both Woolfolk and Rothe-Kushel were handcuffed and arrested in the library lobby, by an off-duty Kansas City police officer– who was also hired for the event by the JCF. Rothe-Kushel characterizes the arrest as an “assault,” and notes that Woolfolk suffered an injury.
Note: This is a must read!

May 11 07:59

ISRAELI STYLE ‘POLICE RIDE ALONG’ ~~ TEACHING 5th GRADERS TO KILL

As can be seen in this short video, the Israeli educational system has reached a new low …

Using a dummy, police officers used active fire to demonstrate how to take down an assailant armed with a knife and then verify that the assailant was dead.

May 11 07:17

UK teachers’ union now “HP free zone” due to Israel ties

The UK’s largest union for school teachers has launched a boycott of HP over the technology giant’s role in the Israeli occupation.

More than 21,000 people in the UK have also signed a pledge to boycott the US-headquartered firm.

Kevin Courtney, general secretary with the National Union of Teachers, said “the NUT does not buy or use HP products or services as a gesture of solidarity with the Palestinian people.”

May 11 07:17

Executing Palestinians is Israeli policy

By now, no one can deny that extrajudicially executing Palestinians who pose no immediate lethal threat is Israeli policy.

May 11 07:16

Buying respect for Israel in Brussels

Rogues can buy respectability – or a semblance of it.

The cigarette industry provides a textbook example of how to exert pressure by stealth. Knowing that its public image is toxic, it funds various front groups to cajole the powerful.

The European Policy Centre is one such group. It was established in the 1990s by the late Stanley Crossick, a consultant for British American Tobacco. Before long, Crossick’s outfit was styling itself as one of the leading “think tanks” in Brussels, deftly pushing an agenda favored by big corporations.

Political and business representatives continue to mingle at its invitation-only events today; the cigarette industry remains an important, if discreet, sponsor.

Has the European Policy Centre now offered its services to the Israel lobby?

May 10 09:28

ISRAELI PARLIAMENT MOVES TO CEMENT ISRAEL’S STATUS AS AN ETHNOSTATE

Israel’s parliament gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill defining the country as the “national home of the Jewish people” which downgrades Arabic from official language status.

The bill, supported by 48 against 41 of the Knesset’s 120 members, seeks to “defend (Israel’s) status as a Jewish and democratic state”, said Avi Dichter, the bill’s sponsor, of the ruling Likud party.

On Sunday, ministers gave the bill the initial green light.

It needs to be debated by a parliamentary committee and voted on three more times in the plenum before it becomes part of the country’s so-called “basic laws”, which are similar to a constitution.

It would give special status to the “Jewish and democratic” nature of Israel, to the Jewish calendar and to Hebrew as Israel’s official language.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This legislation, if passed, will give more legitimacy toward an Israeli "Final Solution" against its Palestinian population, and this will be accomplished with an absolute vengeance which will make the civilized world shudder.

May 10 09:16

SUPPORT THE HUNGER STRIKE BY BOYCOTTING PIZZA HUT

Pizza Hut’s franchise in Israel on Monday released an ad poking fun at Palestinian hunger strike leader Marwan Barghouti following the recent release of video footage showing him secretly eating a candy bar and cookies in his prison cell.

The ad drew widespread criticism from Palestinians and a call to boycott the chain, which issued a quick apology.

In the ad, which it posted on its Facebook page and later deleted, the pizza chain put a banner in Hebrew over a screenshot from a clip released by the Israel Prisons Service on Sunday of Barghouti eating. It read, “Barghouti, if you are already going to break the hunger strike, isn’t pizza better?”

May 10 08:22

FIFA capitulates to Israel again

FIFA has capitulated to intense pressure from the Israeli government and removed from the agenda of its upcoming congress the issue of Israeli settlement teams playing in Israel’s national league.

This came after the Israel Football Association presented a document to FIFA officials, seen by The Electronic Intifada, denying that an occupation even exists.

May 09 13:40

US Military Chief In Israel To Discuss Bilateral Ties

Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford has traveled to Israel to discuss military ties and address the Tel Aviv regime’s concerns about the situation in Syria and Egypt.

May 09 09:56

Family of Palestinian toddler burned alive sue Israel

- Relatives of a Palestinian family burned alive filed a lawsuit against Israel on Monday demanding it be held responsible and pay damages over the 2015 attack blamed on Jewish extremists in the occupied West Bank.

Eighteen-month-old Ali Dawabsha died along with his parents when their house was firebombed in July 2015.

His brother Ahmed, now six, was the sole survivor from the immediate family but was left with severe burns.

"Today we filed a complaint with the Nazareth district court demanding the state of Israel be held responsible for the burning of the Dawabsha family in the village of Duma in the West Bank," lawyer Hassan al-Khatib, who represents the family, told AFP by phone.

Ahmed's uncle Nasser Dawabsha said they were seeking an admission of responsibility from the state and 16 million shekels (four million euros, $4.4 million) in damages.

Israel has occupied the West Bank for 50 years and Khatib said the state must accept responsibility for the killings.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You have to understand, from the Israeli settler's perspective; the assassination and annihilation of Palestinians, and by any means necessary, is a completely normal part of life, just like going out and buying groceries for your family.

And their "Final Solution" to the "Palestinian problem" is what makes this group so utterly terrifying to anyone with any true sense of morality.

May 09 09:15

IRmep asks appeals court to block Trump transfer of $3.7 billion in US aid to nuclear Israel

On May 8, 2017 IRmep Director Grant F. Smith filed an emergency motion asking the US Court of Appeals for an injunction on the immanent transfer of US foreign military assistance to Israel.

On May 5 President Trump signed into law a temporary spending measure designed to keep the US government running until September. The law included $3.7 billion in foreign aid to Israel.

Appellants argue that Israel’s nuclear weapons program requires either that the aid be withheld, or that long-neglected special procedures under the Arms Export Control Act be followed. The Trump administration has not issued required special waivers, as has been done for Pakistan and other nuclear weapons countries, that would make the aid legal under the Symington & Glenn Amendments.

May 09 08:59

Top Iranian General: Israel Key Mastermind of Crisis in Syria

Commander of Iran's Basij (Volunteer) force Brigadier General Gholam-Hossein Gheib-Parvar underlined that Israel is orchestrating the terrorist events in Syria with the help of certain regional rulers and Takfiri militants.

May 09 08:38

BEX ALERT ~~~ FAKE NEWS ABOUT FAKE NEWS

Yesterday, I made the following statement in THIS post …..

Zion’s mantra has always been “If the truth is hard to swallow, LIE!”

Here is proof of the pudding …

May 09 08:06

Netanyahu Attacks US Media As ‘Fake News’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu borrowed a line from President Trump on Sunday, referring to CNN, the New York Times and other outlets as “fake news.”

May 08 15:09

Video: Entry Denied: UK-Based Professor Banned From Visiting Family In Palestine Due To Activism

A UK citizen of Palestinian origin who wanted to visit his family in the Occupied Territories has been denied entry to Israel because he supports an anti-Israeli campaign.

May 08 12:19

Israel takes steps to define itself as a Jewish state and demote the status of the Arabic language

“Israel — The Nation-State of the Jewish People,” the bill declares that “the right to realize national self-determination in the state of Israel is unique to the Jewish people.”

May 08 10:32

Israel escalates Palestinian home demolitions in Jerusalem

Israeli authorities have escalated the demolition of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem, destroying over 66 housing units during the first four months of 2017.

In 2016, Israeli demolitions reached a 10-year high in the occupied territories, with over 1,560 Palestinians displaced by the destruction of homes and agricultural structures, according to UN data.

The current pace of demolitions in 2017 is set to overtake last year's record high.

May 08 10:32

Teenage Palestinian girl 'executed in cold blood,' witnesses say

Palestinians who witnessed Israeli border police shooting and killing 16-year-old Fatima Afif Abd al-Rahman Hjeiji in occupied East Jerusalem on Sunday evening said the girl was “executed in cold blood” and did not pose a lethal threat when she was hit with some 20 bullets outside of the Old City.

Israeli police claimed Hjeiji “approached Israeli police and border guards stationed at the site, drew a knife, and tried to attack them while calling out 'Allah Akbar' in an attempt to hurt Israeli forces, who determinedly and professionally neutralized her.”

However, shortly after the shooting, an eyewitness told Ma’an that Hjeiji had been standing near Damascus Gate, more than ten meters away from a group of Israeli border guard soldiers, before she was killed.

May 08 09:57

Erdo?an urges Muslims to visit Al-Aqsa to protect the mosque's Islamic identity

President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an expressed Turkey's support for the Palestinian fight against the Israeli occupation of Jerusalem, calling on Turks to visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque often to protect the Muslim identity of the Holy place.

May 08 09:28

Victim of Yemen's war: the death of Jamila, aged 7

Look at that little girls face. That is what Americans allow the ghouls in the district of criminals to do to children all over the Planet. SHAME!

By Abduljabbar Zeyad | HODEIDAH, Yemen

Eyes half open and sunken deep into their sockets, little Jamila Ali Abdu already looked half dead for most of her 12-day stay at the malnutrition ward of Yemen's Hodeidah hospital.

Too weak to resist the march of disease and hunger in her war-battered country, the seven-year-old's tiny frame was swathed in a childishly bright green shroud and lowered by sobbing relatives into a dusty grave on Tuesday.

May 08 08:29

ISRAEL’S NATION-STATE BILL IS A CORNERSTONE FOR APARTHEID

The nation-state law is the constitutional cornerstone for apartheid in the entire Land of Israel.

The nation-state bill must not be allowed to pass.

May 08 08:28

ISRAEL via YOUTUBE TRIES TO UNDERMINE PALESTINIAN HUNGER STRIKE

Following is their latest attempt, via YouTube, to undermine the heroic hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners and their leader, Marwan Barghouti.

What I see in the following video could be any man, anyplace, at any time going to the bathroom in what looks like a prison cell …..

BUT

Here is how the zionists describe the following ….

Arch-terrorist and mass-murderer Marwan Barghouti, who has led a hunger strike by jailed terrorists held in Israeli prisons, has been eating in secret while maintaining the pretenses of his own hunger strike, footage released Sunday reveals.

May 08 08:12

French-Israelis vote overwhelmingly for Macron

Ambassador says Macron got 96.3% of votes in Israel
An Israeli soldier votes at the French consulate in Jerusalem during the second round of the French presidential vote on May 7, 2017

May 08 07:51

House Oversight Panel to Investigate Obama Support for Iran Deal

Obama Accused of 'Undermining National Security'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now, if you have deviated in the past from what Israel wanted, you will be investigated.

May 08 07:44

Israeli Intelligence Minister: Trump Should Recognize Golan Heights As Indivisible Part of Israel

The Trump administration should formally recognize the Golan Heights as sovereign Israeli territory, especially in light of the ongoing war in Syria, Transportation and Intelligence Minister Israel Katz said Sunday.

May 08 07:00

ISRAEL THREATENS TO LEGALIZE APARTHEID, OPENS DEBATE ON BECOMING SOLELY JEWISH STATE

“Discrimination has received a legal stamp. The danger in this law in that it establishes two classes of citizen — Jewish and Arab,” said Ayman Odeh. Israel has greenlighted a national debate on a controversial bill that would anchor the apartheid state’s status as solely a Jewish one, further discriminating against Arabs and setting up a further barrier to a peace process with Palestine.

May 07 10:48

ABBAS/TRUMP AND THE END OF A FREE PALESTINE

Oppressors and enablers of oppressors use the same language. Clinton used
it 20 years ago for Arafat. This is the usual carrot and stick approach.
Images by Carlos Latuff

May 07 10:47

A FREE PALESTINES’ RIGHT TO EXIST

Once again Netanyahu has terrifically succeeded in distracting from Zionist crimes when he kept the public in suspense by announcing his refusal to meet German foreign minister Gabriel. Nobody speaks about the crimes human rights groups have exposed in the “Jewish State”. And foreign minister Gabriel was absolutely right when he decided to meet them.

May 07 08:55

Israel: Doctors refusing to force treatment on Palestinian hunger strikers must find their own replacement

Doctors who refuse to force treatment on hunger striking Palestinian security prisoners whose lives are in danger must find another physician willing to treat the patients, the Health Ministry ordered.

Over 1,000 Palestinian security prisoners in Israeli prisons, mostly Fatah members led by Marwan Barghouti, began a hunger strike on April 17, demanding additional privileges, and most are still continuing with their strike.

In a letter distributed to Israeli hospitals on Wednesday, the Health Ministry refreshed the regulations and procedures concerning hunger strikers as part of the preparations for treating the striking prisoners, hundreds of whom are still not eating.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Force-feeding prisoners through an NG tube, is no easy feat, even if the person doing so is both well-trained, and completely humane, as the British found out during the time of "the troubles" in Northern Ireland.

Some of these men are still going to die, and become martyrs for their cause, which is the polar opposite of the outcome Israel wants for these prisoners.

And when word gets out, the furor from the Palestinian community is going to, possibly, take a very brutal, and unexpected course.

May 07 08:05

Jews accused of ‘blackmailing’ Sweden with help of Barbara Spectre

“When they were negotiating with the Swedish government, they told the government: ‘If you don’t give us this money, behind us we have the World Jewish Congress, and we will tell all the world that Sweden is an anti-Semitic country.'” — Ingrid Carlqvist, Swedish journalist.

May 07 07:58

How Information Is Controlled by Washington, Israel, and Trolls, Leading to Our Destruction

Dear Readers: I very much appreciate the support you show for me in your emails. I seldom receive a rude email from you, and when I do it is usually something off subject, such as a reader angry with Israel and unloading on me with an accusation that I am a coward and a “Jew-lover” because I don’t do enough to expose the crimes of the Jews.

This accusation always amuses me as the ADL lists me as an anti-Semite because I occasionally make an entirely justified criticism of Israel’s mistreatment of Palestinians and excessive influence over US foreign policy, as have many outstanding scholars, such as John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, and many Jews themselves.

My friends find my designation by the ADL as an anti-Semite hilarious.

May 07 07:43

DESPITE CONCERNS OVER POSSIBLE WAR CRIMES, US CONSIDERS MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR SAUDI ARMS PACKAGE

Despite the devastating and murderous war being waged on the people of Yemen by Saudi Arabia, Washington is working to ram through contracts for tens of billions of dollars in weapons for the despotic monarchy ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s trip to the kingdom this month, Reuters reports.

Saudi Arabia is Trump’s first stop on his maiden international trip, a sign of his intent to reinforce ties with the U.S.-allied al-Saud dynasty. The kingdom’s human rights record, both inside and outside the country, has been dismal, and the country has regularly faced condemnation for its open disdain for international law in its onslaught on Yemeni civilians.

The United States has been the main supplier for most Saudi military needs, from F-15 fighter jets to command and control systems worth tens of billions of dollars in recent years. Washington also provides maintenance and training to Saudi security forces.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump has made one thing crystal clear; no matter the genocide and carnage Saudi Arabia will create with these weapons in Yemen, Trump will greenlight the sales of such weapons, because they make American weapons manufacturers more wealthy.

These actions are completely consistent with our "profits uber alles" figurehead of a President, who apparently has the morality of a dead tree stump.

May 05 13:54

Gilad Atzmon in LA

Gilad Atzmon will be speaking at the Hungarian Cultural Alliance on May 8th at 7:00 PM

1827 S. Hope Street,

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Gilad will talk about his forthcoming book Being in Time - A Post Political Manifesto.

The Talk will be followed by a Q&A and a musical performance by Fritz Heede and Gilad Atzmon.

May 05 13:33

EVA BARTLETT DISCUSSES THE POWER OUTAGE AND DAILY ABUSES IN GAZA

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Eva Bartlett is a very responsible writer, and one whose integrity I respect greatly.

The world SHOULD know what is going on in Gaza, and this is part of Israel's "death by a thousand cuts" against the Palestinians.

May 05 10:42

Who pulls Ali Abunimah’s strings?

In 2012, Ali Abunimah and twenty-one other Palestinians called for my disavowal. The call was nothing special: the usual set of clumsy accusations that had nothing to do with my work.

At the time, Abunimah and his colleagues were subject to much criticism and denunciation by intellectuals, scholars, activists and various political bodies. Needless to say, the equivalent Jewish solidarity organisations were, on the contrary, only thrilled by the call.

This week, and five years after the original call for my disavowal, we learn from Jewish ‘anti’- Zionist, Tony Greenstein, that it was he who “engineered” the whole thing.

May 05 09:22

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

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

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

May 05 09:08

Government Smearing of Israel’s Critics

Israel’s pressure to conflate criticism of its treatment of Palestinians with the evils of anti-Semitism has stifled a needed debate in Western societies, as Lawrence Davidson explains.

May 04 16:17

Government Smearing Of Israel’s Critics

Israel’s pressure to conflate criticism of its treatment of Palestinians with the evils of anti-Semitism has stifled a needed debate in Western societies, as Lawrence Davidson explains.

May 04 10:52

Trump ‘Backing Off’ On Jerusalem Embassy, Analyst Says, Warning Of 'Palestinian Versailles'

US President Donald Trump will most probably “back off” on his promise to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds, which Palestinians want as their future capital, a political commentator speculates.

May 04 08:36

Israeli Propagandists Threaten Destruction of Europe as Punishment for Boycotting Israel

A new video that was removed just days after being published (see the update at the end of this article to learn why) released by a pro-Israel public relations group has a startling message for Europeans: their continent is about to be obliterated by Islamic armies, and if they don’t stop the movement to boycott Israel, Jerusalem will permit the catastrophe to occur.

May 04 08:22

Israel’s Outrage Du Jour: Denying Palestinian Boy Terror Victim’s Rights After He Survived Incineration of His Family

Yesterday brought not one outrage du jour, but two from Israel. Defense minister Avigdor Lieberman denied 8 year-old Ahmed Dawabshe’s application for the official compensation offered all Israeli Jewish terror victims. The little boy’s father, mother and baby brother were all burned to death by Jewish settler terrorists. The attackers haven’t even been tried yet for their crimes though it is nearly two years since the crime.

Lieberman claimed Israel could not recognize Dawabsheh as a terror victim because he’s not an Israeli citizen. Note, that the Jewish settlers who incinerated both his parents and baby brother live right next door to him in the occupied West Bank and are Israeli citizens. Yet he is not and so is denied.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Genocide and assassinations have been "normalized" by Israeli settlers as their "rights" against those pesky Palestinians, whose only "crimes" are...that they are still breathing, as happened with this eight year old kid, whose family had done absolutely nothing to them.

May 04 08:03

Two in five Americans back sanctions on Israel — poll

Two in five Americans back economic sanctions or more serious actions against Israel over its continued construction of settlements on occupied Palestinian land, a crime under international law, a new poll has found.

Among Democrats, a clear majority – 56 percent – backs economic sanctions or tougher actions.

The poll produced other remarkable findings that underline growing public opposition to unquestioning support for Israel in the United States.

May 04 08:02

Stories of Gaza’s obliterated families

In the aftermath of Israel’s 2014 attacks on Gaza, reporter Ala Qandil and photojournalist Anne Paq collected personal stories of Palestinians whose families were devastated by Israel’s violence.

“It’s not only [about] the moment of the attack, it’s not only [about] the war, it’s about before and after,” Qandil told The Electronic Intifada podcast.

Qandil and Paq are the co-creators of Obliterated Families, a multimedia project that shares the stories of 10 families – through images, video and text – amongst dozens of families that Qandil and Paq visited over more than a year.

People were eager to share their experiences, Qandil said.

May 04 07:43

BEXALERT!: Iran fake news prepares the ground for assassination

This article is a not so subtle attempt to frame up Iran for something they didn't do in anticipation of an attack on Iran. It has the stinky smell of Israel on it!

The IRGC are the main backers of Bashar al-Assad's bloody civil war in Syria, the brutal Shi'ia militias in Iraq, the Houthi rebels in Yemen and the terrorist Hezbollah in Lebanon. There is talk in Washington that the United States may shortly designate the IRGC as an international terrorist organization. Meddling in the internal affairs of other countries and particularly exporting terrorism and fundamentalism, represents a strategic pillar for Tehran's survival and endurance.

May 04 07:42

Palestinian Journalists Tear Gassed Demonstrating on World Press Freedom Day

During the Israeli state crackdown, journalists Ashraf al-Nibali and Amin Alariya were detained.

Marching on World Press Freedom day, Palestinian journalists were dispersed with tear gas, while two journalists were detained during the march.

Organized outside the Ofer prison in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah Wednesday, the strike was also held in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners hunger-striking in Israeli cells, as they enter their 17th day of the historic struggle.

During the Israeli state crackdown, journalists Ashraf al-Nibali and Amin Alariya were detained by police.

Last month, Reporters Without Borders condemned Israeli forces for violating the rights of Palestinian journalists, particularly those that cover demonstrations against the apartheid regime, in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index compiled by the organization.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The degree to which the Israeli government hates a truly free press is matched only by the revulsion the US government has for it.

May 04 05:07

China: World Must fix 'Historical Injustice' Against Palestine

... China's Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, said Palestinians must be able to build an independent state to correct a "historical injustice." In a press conference in Beijing with Palestine's Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki, Wang reiterated China's longstanding support for an end to Israel's illegal occupation of Palestine and the creation of an independent Palestinian state. Wang noted that 70 years after the U.N. General Assembly passed Resolution 181 calling for the creation of an independent Palestine alongside Israel, Palestinians are still being denied their independence. "This is unfair. This kind of historical injustice must be corrected. It cannot continue," Wang said.
Note: Israel is disgrace to the human race!

May 04 05:03

Israeli president Rivlin denounces Marine Le Pen in speech on Yom HaShoah

Israeli President Rivlin has denounced French extreme-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's recent comments denying France's responsibility in the deportation of Jewish citizens to the Nazi death camp as "uniquely disturbing." Speaking at a ceremony marking the end of Holocaust Remembrance Day at Kibbutz Lohamei HaGeta'ot in the north of Israel ... He added: "We must wage a war against the current and dangerous wave of Holocaust denial. We must resist the renunciation of national responsibility in the name of alleged victimhood."
Note: Ah the holocau$t again. If the truth be know there was not a deliberate attempt to exterminate the Jews that is why the legend must be kept alive and protected by law.

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