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Jun 05 05:07

Sanders v. Clinton on Palestine: No Contest

It is my view that the Israeli government, with the active support and military aid of the U.S. government is committing human rights abuses and genocide against the Palestinian people. I believe that Hillary Clinton is aggressively, willfully, and consciously aiding and abetting that genocide and must be defeated in California and at the Democratic Convention. I admire and support Senator Sanders for his courageous challenge to the American Israel Political Action Committee, his support for human rights and fair treatment for the Palestinian people, and his open challenge to Hillary Clinton on Israel and Palestine. I do not expect him to share all of my views but I do wish him well and will work for his victory.

Jun 03 09:14

PINKWASHING ISRAELI WAR CRIMES

This video by Israeli Queers Against the Occupation features a cover of the Aerosmith song “Pink” playing over jarring images of Israel’s violence against Palestinians.

It is a spoof and remix of the official 2016 Tel Aviv Pride promotional video.

Jun 03 08:49

Saudis rooting for Clinton to win White House: Oil analyst

“It is no secret that the Saudis and other [Persian] Gulf Sunni powers are rooting for Mrs. Clinton,” Bob McNally, president of Washington-based consulting firm Rapidan Group, told CNBC from Vienna on Thursday.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) holds its semiannual meeting Thursday in Vienna, but is unlikely to announce any strategy changes.

McNally said that there is “a lot of concern and anxiety” about what a Donald Trump presidency would mean for the oil market.

Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, has questioned the protective nature of the US relationship with Saudi Arabia.

He has suggested that the United States should consider ditching Riyadh because Washington is increasingly getting less dependent on overseas oil.

Jun 03 07:54

Bennett threatens to ‘topple government’ to prevent Palestinian state

Jewish Home leader vows to ‘stand as fortified wall’ against ‘historic mistake’ to retreat to 1967 line, divide Jerusalem

Jun 02 12:33

Meet The Ten-Year-Old Palestinian Journalist

Janna Jihad, 10 years old, has been reporting from Palestine for two to three years now, sharing with the world the message of “the Palestinian children”.

Jun 02 09:05

WHITEWASHING A MURDER CAUGHT ON FILM

This video, shown in an Israeli court on Wednesday, reveals that a knife was deliberately moved much closer to the body of a Palestinian youth who had just been executed in cold blood.

According to Israel’s Channel 2, the footage “could indicate an attempt to tamper with evidence” in order to give the appearance that the youth “could have reached the knife and constituted a threat before he was shot.”

Jun 02 09:05

WHEN MURDERERS GO FREE TO KILL AGAIN

Police in Israel released from prison the Jewish extremist Meir Ettinger, who had been jailed for 10 months on suspicion that he belonged to a terrorist group targeting Palestinians and Christians.

Jun 02 07:10

War Lobby Worried: Third of US Students Support Israel Boycott

Benjamin Netanyahu’s regime still holds considerable sway with the American electorate, but tech savvy students are less influenced by Jerusalem’s expensive lobbying efforts.

Jun 02 06:44

Watch Israeli kicking knife towards dead Palestinian body

Newly footage related to the March shooting death of an injured Palestinian by an Israeli soldier apparently shows a person at the scene kicking a knife towards the corpse on the ground in an attempt to justify the execution.

Jun 01 09:22

NEW YORK TIMES WHITEWASHES HEDY EPSTEIN’S LIFE OF ACTIVISM

The fact that Hedy Epstein was outspoken for Palestinian rights doesn’t come till the very end of the story, after Vietnam, Cambodia, Black Lives Matter, fair housing, Kristallnacht, the kindertransport, and other causes and events.

Jun 01 08:08

Flashback: USS Liberty veterans' letter to Netanyahu, Memorial Day 2011

On June 8, 1967 the USS Liberty was cruising in the Mediterranean in International waters ordered to monitor the Israeli-Arab war. In the morning the ship was circled a dozen times by low flying Nord propeller "boxcars" at mast height with Israeli designation. The planes flew at mast height; the men on the ship could see the teeth of the pilots as they smiled. They waved at them. The ship was flying a 4’ x 7’ American flag; it stood straight out on a clear, breezy day. The ship had large letter designation on the bow GTR-5. The attack by unmarked Israeli planes (Israel says the attack was an accident – the ship was an Egyptian horse carrier – less than 1/2 the size of the USS Liberty) commenced in the afternoon in International waters. After the attack with cannon, rockets, napalm and torpedo fire; the torpedo boats came back and machine gunned the life rafts as they were thrown overboard (a war crime according to International Law). 34 men were killed and 171wounded (out of a crew of 291) this day by the Israelis. The men on board the ship call it murder. Captain Ward Boston was given one week to conduct an investigation of the attack. Before he died Ward Boston signed an affidavit stating that the attack on the USS Liberty was deliberate.

Jun 01 08:06

UN ‘buries’ resolution on Gaza’s environmental health crisis under US, Israeli pressure

The blocking of a UN vote on the Gaza resolution was orchestrated by the US and Israel on the basis of a technicality, which was selectively applied

Jun 01 07:59

The Evolution of The War on Terror - An Israeli Mega-Fraud

After 14-and-a-half years of the War on Terror the U.S. has spent trillions of dollars, waged war across the Middle East and North Africa, and destroyed the lives of millions of people, many of them American. At least seven nations have been devastated under the guise of fighting terrorism: Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia. In spite of all the money spent and lives lost, more people are dying from terrorism than ever, particularly in the nations where the War on Terror has been waged. It is not really a war against terrorism, but a "War of Terror" in which terrorism, mostly false-flag operations, plays the key role.

All of the indications point to the War on Terror going down as the biggest boondoggle or criminal scam in history, yet no one running for the highest office in the land is calling for it to come to a screeching halt. Why not?

May 31 19:38

Dishonoring American Veterans

Sadly many American legislators are not doing the job their positions stipulate. They are not acting in the interest of the citizens, who elected them in office. Many of their decisions and behaviors draw the suspicion that they act as agents of a foreign country, who is trying to take advantage of American generosity.

May 31 19:16

Ken O’Keefe in Canada - on beating the bankers, Israeli brutality, and the 9/11 ‘gift’

O’Keefe told his audiences that we won’t solve our biggest problems until we understand that we have been subjugated by an international financial system that concentrates power in the hands of an ultra-rich and very shadowy elite. And this elite routinely uses war as a tool to increase its power.

“I’ve travelled all over this world, and we are all basically the same,” he said in his first Toronto talk. “We don’t want war. But we have war – all the time. Why? Because the bankers run the world, and war is the best thing for them. Not only does it provide more profits for them but more importantly it divides people. What can divide people more than killing each other?”

“We’re consenting to the destruction of our world,” he said.

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Embedded videos of O'Keefe's Toronto appearance at link.

May 31 11:20

Israel Demands World Internet Censorship

The Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan has unveiled plans to censor the Internet’s worldwide social media platforms with the building of an “international coalition” to counter criticism of Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel proves once again they are the enemy of the First Amendment! On that one point alone they should receive no more of our tax money.

May 31 09:43

ISRAEL FINDS A WAY TO END THE OCCUPATION

78% of Israeli Jews favor extending Israeli sovereignty over Maale Adumim. Land of Israel Lobby to propose annexation bill this summer.

May 30 10:09

Christopher Bollyn: How Israel Created the Fiend for the War on Terror

The War on Terror is essentially an Israeli war strategy. It was first promoted on the world stage by Benjamin Netanyahu and Menachem Begin (of the terrorist Likud party) at the Jerusalem Conference hosted by the Netanyahu Institute in July 1979.

According to the War on Terror doctrine advocated by Netanyahu, "Islamic terrorists" attack Israel because it is a Western state with Western values. The West, Netanyahu says, is the real target so the U.S. must lead the West in waging a global War on Terror to destroy Islamic terrorists and the regimes that support them. This is exactly what the United States has done since 9/11, at incredible expense to its own population, leaving a trail of devastated nations in its wake.

The Israeli construct was designed to get the U.S. to destroy the enemies of the Zionist state. The Israelis developed the War on Terror construct and then created the Islamic opponent, al Qaida, to serve as the antithesis – the virulent enemy of the West. The real purpose of al Qaida, and its subsequent iterations like ISIS, is to be a moving target used to destabilize and destroy sovereign countries, like Syria, while sustaining the illusion of an Islamic antithesis, posing a mortal threat to the security of the West. The Zionist-controlled media is the essential element in selling the fraudulent War on Terror to the public.

May 30 09:45

Google wipes Palestine off the map

The only "Palestine" Google knows is a town in Texas

May 29 16:57

Rumblings of mounting discontent among Israelis and Palestinians

James Dorsey says the fabric of Israeli and Palestinian societies is being eroded by a conflict to which a solution seems distant and by societies and leaderships incapable and unwilling to listen to a Palestinian youth whose prospects are dim.

May 29 09:46

WEEK’S END TOON ~~ ISRAEL’S NEW TWO STATE SOLUTION

May 29 09:45

BROKEN PROMISES IN THE ‘PROMISED LAND’

The Israeli minister of Environment joined the previous defense minister to
quit the Zionist regime’s government because it is becoming more extreme.
With the addition of bar bouncer colonial settler Avigdor Lieberman (has a
house in an illegal colony here in Bethlehem), the fascist government is
now in good shape to take Israel to the next inevitable stage along. The
same trend-line that Nazi Germany took step-wise in the 1930s. It is no
wonder that so many more people are now drawing parallels between the two
regimes with similar exclusivist ideologies (Nazism and Zionism). Thousands
of Israeli Jews from Israel Shahak to Israeli General and Deputy Chief of
Staff Yair Golan have already made the comparison to the consternation of
the Zionist leadership. Ken |Livingstone's truthful statement taht JHitler
supported Zionism early on is well supported by facts

May 28 15:33

Britain’s Prevent strategy: Potential implications for civil liberties

Ruth Tenne views the potential of the UK government’s Prevent strategy – whose purpose is to stop people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism – for snuffing out legitimate activities, such as criticism of Israel and support for the Palestinians.

May 28 06:23

Israel's new ultra-nationalist defense minister alarms Canadian Jews

The appointment this week of Avigdor Lieberman from the far-right Yisrael Beiteinu party to Israel’s Minister of Defense is alarming many Canadian Jews. Hawkish, ultra-nationalist Lieberman is infamous for his belligerent stance on negotiations with Palestinians and saying that Palestinians who do not swear allegiance to Israel "should have their heads chopped off by an ax."

May 27 11:40

Netherlands says calls to boycott Israel allowed under freedom of speech

Calls to boycott Israel are covered by the right to free speech, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders has announced, upholding the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment (BDS) Movement’s right to operate in Netherlands despite Israel’s objections.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Netherlands is looking like a great place to live!

May 27 07:37

Film Review: ‘Occupation Of The American Mind’ Unravels Israel’s Propaganda War In US

While rage was building against Israel during that summertime bloodbath, in the United States the story was far different. The American people, Waters says, held firm in their support for the bombing of Gaza. The much beloved talking point that “Israel has a right to defend itself,” one that became a kind of religious mantra during that war and those before it, is explored from the very start of the film.

With help from Peter Hart, of Fair Media Watch, Yousef Munayyer, executive director of The U.S. Campaign to End The Israeli Occupation, and others, the film deconstructs the establishment media’s propaganda efforts. Yousef Munayyer argues that when we examine the formula that mainstream media outlets follow we find Israeli spokespeople are over-represented when compared to Palestinian spokespeople by a margin of 3 to 1. So when Israel is discussed, we are inundated with commentary from officials, who propagate in support of Israel’s use of violence.

May 26 15:24

Time To End The ‘Hasbara’: Palestinian Media And The Search For A Common Story

Merely being in the company of hundreds of Palestinian journalists and other
media professionals from all over the world has been an uplifting experience.
For many years, Palestinian media has been on the defensive, unable to articulate
a coherent message, torn between factions and desperately trying to fend off
the Israeli media campaign, along with its falsifications and unending propaganda
or “hasbara”.

May 26 11:03

COLLATERAL FIRES CONTINUE TO KILL IN GAZA

Deadly candle fires have occurred repeatedly since Israel imposed the siege in 2006. Since 2010, 29 Palestinians, mostly children, have died in home fires.

May 24 10:45

Religious Extremists Waging a Quiet Revolution in Israel

In a surprise move, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week forced out his long-serving defense minister, Moshe Yaalon. As he stepped down, Mr Yaalon warned: “Extremist and dangerous elements have taken over Israel.”

He was referring partly to his expected successor: Avigdor Lieberman, leader of the far-right Yisrael Beiteinu party, whose trademark outbursts have included demands to bomb Egypt and behead disloyal Palestinian citizens.

But Mr Yaalon was also condemning extremism closer to home, in Mr Netanyahu’s Likud Party. Mr Yaalon is to take a break from politics. With fitting irony, his slot is to be filled on Likud’s backbenches by Yehuda Glick, a settler whose goal to destroy Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa mosque and replace it with a Jewish temple has the potential to set the Middle East on fire.

Israeli commentators pointed out that, with Mr Lieberman’s inclusion, the government will be the most extreme in Israel’s history – again.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This move to the right in Israeli politics should concern anyone who believes that a reasonable peace, negotiated in good faith, between the Palestinians and Israelis, is the only way to avoid more brutal conflict in the region.

The possibilities for peace and social justice for Palestinians are not looking terribly bright right now.

May 24 08:48

Prominent British professor turns down Israeli prize

The British Committee for the Universities of Palestine described Hall’s decision as “a significant endorsement of the campaign to end ties with Israeli institutions.”

Hall’s share of the million dollar prize will now be given to three economists involved in the fight against poverty, three nano-science researchers, and two historians of social history.

May 23 17:20

Top Secret, A CIA controlled Zone !

Now everything is under the CIA control. There is no need for “government”, “ministers”, a “prime minister” nor even a janitor in our “ministries”. Anything you want just ask the janitor in the CIA offices in Jerusalem and he will do the job.

May 23 15:27

‘Free Abu Sakha!’ Israel Jails W/O Trial Palestinian Clown Who Worked With Disabled Kids

A clown from the West Bank’s Palestinian Circus School has been held without trial by Israel for over five months

May 23 14:15

Religious zealots ready for takeover of Israeli army

Jonathan Cook says the takeover of Israel’s security establishment by religious extremists means no hope of a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – unless it is preceded by a civil war between Israel’s secular and its religious Jews.

May 23 11:12

Clinton campaign is ‘nervous’ Sanders will push ‘divisive’ battle over Democratic platform on Israel

Remember Hillary Clinton’s hard-right Israel positions stated again and again, including at AIPAC in March: She will invite Netanyahu to the White House in the first month; she will take Israel relationship to “the next level,” whatever that is; she will fight the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement hammer and tongs and working with Republicans to do so; and she said that Donald Trump has “no business being president,” because he has pledged neutrality on the Israel Palestine question, and an American president must never be neutral on Israel.

Then Bernie Sanders pulled the rug out from under her in that “contentious” April 14 debate in NY, saying that Netanyahu is not always right and that Israel used disproportionate force against Gaza in 2014, when it killed 500 children, and the audience cheered. They cheered because this is the Democratic base’s position, fairness toward Palestinians.

We’ve said again and again here that Israel can divide the Democrats, grassroots versus establishment, and it should divide the Democrats, it’s that important an issue.

May 23 08:00

Israeli politician in line to be defence minister called for 'disloyal' Israeli Arabs to be beheaded

The man reportedly offered the role of Israeli Defence Minister has called for "disloyal" Arabic citizens of Israel to be beheaded.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wow! Israel really is starting to act more and more like the Nazis!

Nazi guillotine

May 23 07:36

British Feminist Historian Snubs Prestigious Israeli Award in Pro-Palestinian Protest

Pominent cultural historian Prof. Catherine Hall of University College London declined to receive the prestigious Dan David Prize, which was due to be awarded on Sunday in a ceremony at Tel Aviv.

“This was an independent political choice, undertaken after many discussions with those who are deeply involved with the politics of Israel-Palestine, but with differing views as to how best to act,” Hall said in a statement.

May 23 07:36

Three Palestinians, including Child, Shot in Bethlehem Clashes

Three Palestinian, including a child, Sunday were shot and injured by Israeli forces’ fire during clashes that erupted in Dheisheh Refugee Camp to the south of Bethlehem.

May 23 07:21

Report: Sanders to demand provisions in Democratic Party platform on Israel

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is planning to use his leverage to change current U.S. policy on Israel in the Democratic Party’s platform at the convention in Philadelphia, The Washington Post reported on Friday.
According to the report, Sanders plans to push for revisions in the party’s position about relations with Israel, with a focus on elevating Palestinian rights as a U.S. priority.

May 22 11:37

Israel mulls legalizing execution of Palestinians: Report

Israel reportedly mulls legalizing execution of the Palestinians that the regime in Tel Aviv finds guilty of attacking Israelis.

May 22 09:12

UPGRADING APARTHEID

Israel’s finance and defense ministers announced a two-year plan to improve conditions at security checkpoints in the West Bank.

Moshe Kahlon and Moshe Yaalon, who is expected to be replaced as defense chief by Avigdor Liberman as part of a shakeup in the governing coalition, said the plan would make checkpoints, which tens of thousands of Palestinians go through in order to reach jobs in Israel, more efficient and secure, the Times of Israel reported Thursday.

The program is expected to cost $77 million.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Guess where Israel plans to get that money!

May 22 07:30

‘War minister!’ Hundreds rally in Tel Aviv to decry Israeli PM’s defense chief pick

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Tel Aviv on Saturday to protest the far-right turn the government has signaled by choosing Avigdor Lieberman as Defense Minister. Activists say PM Benjamin Netanyahu is putting Israel on a path of war.

Demonstrators came together at HaBima Square in Tel Aviv, saying that by appointing Lieberman to head the military, Netanyahu had created the “most right wing government in the history of the State,” Israeli media reported.

May 21 16:59

Israel's tiresome exceptionalism ...and how to fend off the Inquisition

As the whole world and his dog knows by now, former London Mayor Ken Livingstone was suspended from the Labour Party for expressing an uncomfortable truth (uncomfortable, that is, for Zionists).

May 21 16:18

Death Cry: My Own Story !!

– “Water, Please!!” screamed Sheikh Buddha feebly.

– “Shut up, dirty pig! Not before breakfast!” roared the jailor who was tapping up and down the corridor behind the massive iron door.

May 21 15:10

Zionism begins to unravel

Lawrence Davidson explains the growing disconnect between the Zionist leaders of major US Jewish organisations – who remain uncritically supportive of Israel – and the increasingly alienated ordinary American Jews whom the leaders claimed to represent.

May 21 11:36

The Real Nakba

This Arab Spring was used to stage revolution against Libya’s Gadhafi, who proposed a golden Dinar as a new African currency. Israel and the U.S. with the cooperation of Qatar shipped al-Qaeda terrorists to Libya, financed and armed them to devastate the country.,/STRONG>

The real target of the Arab Spring was Syria, who during the 2006 Israeli war against Lebanon, had shipped weapons to Hezbollah. Robert Ford; the US Ambassador to Syria between 2011 – 2014, was the architect and financer of the rebellion demonstrations against Syrian regime.

May 21 09:23

Over 350 European groups urge Israeli boycott

More than 300 groups in Europe have urged the EU to hold Israel accountable for its human rights violations and join a global campaign for boycott of Israeli products.

May 21 09:08

Palestinians, Activists Prevented from Reclaiming Lands in Bethlehem Locality

Israeli forces, he added, broke into the area and forced the group members to stop land reclamation under the pretext that the area is classified as a closed military zone.

May 20 14:34

Creeping Nazism in Israel

Uri Avnery draw on his personal experience of Germany on the eve of the Nazi party’s victory, and during the early years of Nazism, to show that similar processes of creeping Nazism are underway in Israel today.

May 20 09:19

What Are Israel's Violations of International Law?

May 20 08:48

Israel’s defense minister abruptly resigns in slap at growing ‘extremism’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s attempts to remake his governing coalition has set heads spinning — dumping his well-regarded defense minister to possibly bring aboard a polarizing maverick with few friends in Washington.

Definitely out: Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, who resigned his post on Friday. On the way to the door, Yaalon blasted Netanyahu, saying he has lost confidence in the prime minister’s decision-making and morals.

Maybe in: Avigdor Lieberman. He’s a former foreign minister and current leader of an ultranationalist political party built around the 1 million Russian-speaking immigrants to Israel.

May 20 08:44

Israel set to form 'most right-wing government in history'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looked set to form the most right-wing government in Israeli history Thursday, with Avigdor Lieberman, a hardliner loathed by Palestinians, expected to join as defense minister.

Netanyahu's allies were set for fresh negotiations with representatives of Lieberman's far-right Yisrael Beitenu party to try to entice it to join the governing coalition and boost its currently wafer-thin majority in parliament.

Leaks to the Israeli media from both sides said a deal was close to being finalized.

May 19 09:48

Roots Of The Conflict: Palestine’s Nakba In The Larger Arab ‘Catastrophe’

On May 15th of every year, over the past 68 years, Palestinians have commemorated their collective exile from Palestine. The ethnic cleansing of Palestine to make room for a “Jewish homeland” came at a price of unrelenting violence and perpetual suffering. Palestinians refer to that enduring experience as “Nakba”, or “Catastrophe”.

May 19 08:49

ISRAEL’S ALTERNATIVE ‘PEACE PLAN’

A comment from yesterday … ”There will be peace only when there are no more Palestinians to make peace with”.

The alternative ‘Peace Plan ‘ … Let the neonazis kill again

May 19 08:49

#InPalestine ~~ ECHOS FROM THE GENERAL’S SON

… that both Palestinians and Israelis must be allowed to live free and in peace in a state that represents them both, governed by the same laws … only after a democratic state is established and a government that represents all the people is in place, will we be able to resolve the crisis in Gaza, welcome the refugees’ return, calculate reparations, solve issues of water and citizenship, dismantle the wall and checkpoints, and live and function as people should.

May 18 13:24

Israel’s tiresome exceptionalism

Stuart Littlewood argues that there is a sinister game afoot within the UK Labour Party to suspend opponents of the Israel lobby and replace them with Zionist-friendly individuals, and recommends a five-point approach to combating anti-Semitism.

May 18 08:01

Itzhak Perlman Cancels Concert in North Carolina, Citing Bias Law

The violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman, one of the biggest names in classical music, announced on Tuesday that he would cancel his Wednesday concert with the North Carolina Symphony as, he said in a statement on his Facebook page, “a stand against House Bill 2,” as the new law is called.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

However, Itzhak Perlman has never canceled a concert over Israel's apartheid treatment of the Palestinians!

May 17 13:37

Israel lobby fails to block screening of Palestinian film at Cannes

A Palestinian work was screened at the Cannes Film Festival’s Marché du Film as planned on Monday, despite an intense campaign by Israel lobby groups to have it canceled.

Nasri Hajjaj’s Munich: A Palestinian Story was one of four films excerpts of which were screened to industry professionals in collaboration with the Dubai International Film Festival.

May 17 09:23

IN PHOTOS ~~ NAKBA DAY DEMOS CONTINUE IN NEW YORK AND IN PALESTINE

NAKBA DAY EVENT-NYCITY HALL & MARCH ACROSS THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE

May 16 13:54

Why I am a bit wary when sports networks start speaking for the 'Holocaust industry'

How can you tell when "remembering" horrible events is being twisted to defend the status quo and support the powerful against the weak? When a sports network airs a Nazi Holocaust-themed show.

Last week TSN ran a six-minute video feature about Hank Rosenbaum, a Polish Jew whose life was turned upside down when German troops invaded 77 years ago. The sports angle for TSN's "Yom HaShoah, the international day of remembrance for the more than 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust" commemoration, was that Rosenbaum became a hockey fan when he arrived in Toronto six decades ago. The sports network showed him watching his 10-year-old grandson's house league game.

While the Rosenbaum story was horrifying and more socially meaningful than TSN's typical fare, does it really represent a concern for human rights by the broadcaster?

May 16 13:14

A Palestinian refugee’s journey from the Nakba to present day

Jamal Kanj looks at what the Nakba – the ethnic cleansing and dispossession of Palestinians – meant for one Palestinian refugee as he journeyed through Zionist terror, dispossession, grief and steadfastness.

May 16 08:51

NAKBA DAY IN TOONS

May 16 08:12

Zionism’s Roots Help Us Interpret Israel Today

It was an assessment no one expected from the deputy head of the Israeli military. In his Holocaust Day speech last week, Yair Golan compared current trends in Israel with Germany in the early 1930s. In today’s Israel, he said, could be recognised “the revolting processes that occurred in Europe … There is nothing easier than hating the stranger, nothing easier than to stir fears and intimidate.”

The furore over Gen Golan’s remarks followed a similar outcry in Britain at statements by former London mayor Ken Livingstone. He observed that Hitler had been “supporting Zionism” in 1933 when the Nazis signed a transfer agreement, allowing some German Jews to emigrate to Palestine.

May 15 09:30

IN PHOTOS ~~ NAKBA DAY IN NEW YORK

On Israel’s Independence Day, New Yorkers remember who lost theirs

May 15 09:11

Israeli academic to use cash prize to help Palestinians

A professor who won the Israel Prize - considered one of the country's highest honours - has pledged to donate his cash prize to an Israeli group dedicated to helping Palestinians.

American-born Israeli David Shulman, a professor of Asian studies at the Hebrew university in Jerusalem who won the award for academic work, said he would donate the $20,000 prize to Ta'ayush - or Living together - an organisation he helped to found that advocates for Palestinians.

Shulman was given the award this week as part of Israel's Independence Day celebrations, an anniversary referred to by Palestinians as al-Nakba, or "the catastrophe".

"I hesitated to accept the prize given the deteriorating situation [in the occupied Palestinian territories] which includes the persecution of Ta'ayush and other peace and human rights activists by the establishment and the far right who seek to perpetuate the occupation," he said in a YouTube video.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have four words for this guy, and they are: God bless you, sir!!"

May 15 08:07

Major pro-EU campaign donor holds big stake in firm behind Israel’s segregation wall

A major donor to the campaign for Britain to remain in the EU is also a significant shareholder in a company that provides technology for Israel’s illegal segregation barrier in the West Bank.

Business tycoon Nathan Kirsh, who has a net worth of £4.4 billion ($6.3 billion), donated £500,000 to Britain Stronger in Europe, making him the campaign’s third largest contributor.

May 15 07:34

Bill and Hillary Clinton's Despicable Record on Palestine

Campaigning for wife Hillary, Bill Clinton defended his indefensible record on Palestine, ignoring his (and Hillary’s) one-sided support for Israel. More on this below.

September 1993 Oslo on his watch was unilateral surrender, a Palestinian Versailles. Long-suffering people got nothing for renouncing armed struggle, recognizing Israel's right to exist, and agreeing to leave major unresolved issues for later final status talks. They're still waiting.

May 15 07:29

On Jewish projection...

The Israeli fear of being thrown into the sea is a projection.

The Israelis are afraid of being pushed into the sea because they themselves pushed the Palestinians into the sea (picture above). The Israelis tend to attribute their own genocidal inclinations to Arabs (in particular) and Goyim (in general).

‘Jewish fear,’ as such, is self-inflicted -- the more brutal the Israelis are, the more fearful they become of the possibility that the Palestinians may be equally murderous. Similarly, the more the Jew hates the 'goy,' the more the Jew is mortified by the possibility that the goy may also express some animosity in return.

Jewish fear better be grasped as a war against terror within. Jews are too often tormented and haunted by their own racism and supremacy which they attribute to others by means of projection..

May 15 07:20

Nakba Day: A 'clear challenge' to Israeli establishment

What became known as the Nakba Law introduced a new condition to the criteria for eligibility for state funding, stipulating that funding could be denied if the body in question - such as a Palestinian municipality - marked Israel's Independence Day as a day of mourning.
Note: Israel has stolen your land, killed you family, tortured your kids, demolished your homes. So rejoice it is Israel's "independence day."

May 14 10:34

68 Years of the Palestinian Ongoing Nakba !

Nakba, in Arabic, simply means, Catastrophe, or Tragedy; for Palestinians, it is the most tragic nightmare to happen to a whole nation in modern history.

The irony is that while Palestinian commemorating the 68th anniversary of their Catastrophe, the Palestinian exodus, Israelis celebrate what they call “independence day”.

After 68 years of Nakba this is a reminder to the Free and Democratic World, that there will be no peace in this region if Palestinian Nakba continues, and if this conflict will not have a just end.

May 14 10:20

Bill Clinton defends his and Hillary’s Israel record, spars with heckler over Gaza

Former President Bill Clinton defended his record on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and excoriated Hamas tactics in the Gaza Strip Friday afternoon, responding to a heckler at a campaign event for his wife who suggested US foreign policy had contributed to the devastation of the coastal enclave.

May 13 22:06

AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL: JOHN KERRY - FROM HIS REMARKABLE RECENT COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY TO THE REMARKABLE CAREER THAT MADE IT POSSIBLE

He used his recent commencement address at Northwestern University to attack Donald Trump. It is difficult to understand why young graduates at one of America’s better universities would want to hear political boiler plate from a key member of a failed and dying administration, rather than the usual vaguely inspiring stuff about the future, but that is what the graduating class got for their student fees.

May 13 10:12

US churches call for economic pressure on Israel

Several religious groups in the US are set to debate divestment initiatives at their respective upcoming nationwide gatherings – including the Methodists, Presbyterians and Unitarian Universalists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My wife's church is a Methodist church ... and was broken into and equipment stolen a couple days ago. Over in Honolulu, the Cathedral of St. Andrew (used as a location on some episodes of LOST) which dates back to the 1800s, has been vandalized twice in the last few weeks, including the hurling of large stones against the protective grills over the stained glass windows, breaking much of the glass.

Someone seems to be throwing a tantrum!

May 13 09:28

FRIDAY THE 13th TOON ~~ WHO IS KEEPING GAZA IN DARKNESS?

Still no luck for Palestinians

May 13 08:29

Egypt opens Gaza crossing for 48 hours after 85-day closure

Egypt opened its border with Gaza for the first time in three months on Wednesday, giving Palestinians a two-day respite from a closure stemming from friction between Cairo and the enclave's Islamist rulers. Egypt's shuttering of Rafah and destruction of cross-border smuggling tunnels, along with tight restrictions imposed by Israel along its own frontier with Gaza, have deepened economic misery for many of the 1.9 million Palestinians in the enclave.

May 12 18:37

Secret Meetings Between Israel, Saudi Officials Reveal Close Relationship, Mutual Interests

As Murtaza Hussain wrote for the Intercept in his article “Israel’s Clandestine Alliance With Gulf Arab States Is Going Public,”

In 2009, a U.S. State Department diplomatic cable gave one of the first glimpses of a burgeoning alliance between Israel and the Arab states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The cable quoted Israeli Foreign Ministry official Yacov Hadas saying, “the Gulf Arabs believe in Israel’s role because of their perception of Israel’s close relationship with the United States,” adding that GCC states “believe Israel can work magic.”

Israel and the Gulf states also shared an interest in countering what they saw as rising Iranian influence in the Middle East. So while the two sides sparred in public — Israel’s “Cast Lead” military operation had just claimed more than 1,400 lives in the Gaza Strip and was condemned by Saudi Arabia, in a letter to the United Nations, as “fierce aggression” — they enjoyed “good personal relations” behind closed doors, Hadas said, according to one cable. Hadas reportedly added that the Gulf Arabs were still “not ready to do publicly what they say in private.”

May 12 18:35

Israeli Court Convicts Palestinian Child Who Was Nearly Beaten To Death By Mob

A Palestinian child, Ahmad Manasra, 14, was convicted Tuesday of two counts of attempted murder, despite a lack of evidence, a video showing him being severely beaten and insulted by a crowd shouting racial slurs, and video showing Israeli interrogators brutalizing and intimidating the crying child with no family member or lawyer present.

May 12 18:15

On the Misuse Anti-Semitism - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

The Zionists have declared that there is no difference between the State of Israel and the worldwide community of Jews and therefore, if you are opposed to Israel you are anti-Semitic. This identification of Israel and the Jews en masse is historically, demographically, and certainly religiously false. But no matter, the Zionists shout this redefinition loudly and endlessly. And, by backing their claim with political pressure and a lot of money, they have managed to get it accepted in some Western political circles. This, then, is what constitutes the misuse for political purposes of a dangerous racial prejudice.

May 12 09:42

Zionist Israel Hides Its Crimes Behind Its Smears of Truth-Tellers

snip: “Anti-semite” has lost its sting, because every justified criticism of the Zionist Israeli government is declared to be anti-semitism. The word is so overused and misapplied as to be useless. Indeed, to be declared “anti-semite” by the Israel Lobby is to be declared a person of high moral conscience.

May 12 09:33

68 YEARS LATER ~~~ WHAT DO ISRAELIS KNOW ABOUT THE NAKBA?

What do Israelis really know about the Nakba? What do they think about the right of return of the Palestinian refugees?

May 12 06:42

Hillary Clinton attacks her church over Israel divestment vote

As the United Methodist Church prepares to vote on divestment from companies that profit from Israel’s military occupation in Plastelina, Hillary Clinton has penned a letter condemning the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. The Democratic presidential frontrunner and lifelong Methodist was responding to a joint letter from two leaders of major Israel lobby organizations, David Sherman of the Israel Action Network and Susan Stern of the Jewish Federations of North America, urging her to “speak out forcefully against the divisive and destructive BDS movement” ahead of the Methodist vote.

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Hillary is in defiance of her own church, logic, and humanity by trying to fight and wage a war against BDS movement so she can please her buddy Zionist Haim Saban who now owns her.

May 12 05:13

American musicians are ‘scared sh*tless’ their careers ‘will be destroyed’ if they speak up for Palestinians — Roger Waters

For years now we have admired Roger Waters’s moral courage, his refusal to back down from his criticism of Israel even if his career is torched by his witness. And I have heard rumors of that career-blackmail being levied at the legendary musician who never met his father or grandfather (because they died freeing Europe) and who burst into rock and roll fame without even wanting that when he was in his early 20s because he was political before he was musical.

Those rumors are confirmed; now this committed soul has burst out in the English press with a description of the vicious smears the Israel lobby has used against him, which he has overcome, in an effort to get others to join him in speaking out against Israeli apartheid. Pointing out that British musicians have supported BDS– Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign– Waters says that American artists are “scared shitless” against such actions because their careers “will be destroyed.” But we need them desperately, as we did in Vietnam days.

May 11 12:53

Bleak Gaza War Report Shows How Next Conflict Will Begin

A careful reading of the 66-page draft of the State Comptroller’s Report into 2014’s Operation Protective Edge paints a depressing picture. Naturally, the political arena is preoccupied with the question of which members of the political leadership will come out badly in the report and how the report’s conclusions may affect their futures. But anyone interested in the way decisions are made in Israel – and even more so, in the quality of the decisions themselves – will emerge very worried after reading this report.

Not only does the draft report point to an inherent weakness in the way Israeli policies are made in general, and with regard to Gaza in particular. At times, it seems to predict exactly how Israel will slide into the next round of fighting with Hamas. As the exchange of blows in and around the Gaza Strip last week demonstrated, that outcome may not be far away.
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May 11 09:12

SILENCING THE LAMBS …. YET AGAIN

Israel has officially refused to renew the travel document of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement co-founder Omar Barghouti in a move that amounts to a travel ban and is an escalation of its attacks on Palestinian human rights defenders who nonviolently advocate for Palestinian rights under international law.

May 10 12:44

Clinton: I Will Combat BDS, Stand By Israel

US Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has reaffirmed her commitment to combat the international movement of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel, known as BDS.

May 10 11:16

Clinton Is Out Of Touch With Americans, Palestinians: Lawyer

The US homeland is in ruins but, unlike Bernie Sanders and even Donald Trump, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton is almost entirely focused on corporate and Zionist foreign interests, says Barry Grossman, an international lawyer who has years-long interest in political affairs.

May 10 09:48

On IDF Brutality and the Meaning of the Holocaust

In a speech last week, Major General Yair Golan, the Israeli military's deputy chief of staff, said the Holocaust should prompt Israelis to reflect"deeply" about their own society.

"If there is anything that frightens me in the remembrance of the Holocaust, it is discerning nauseating processes that took place in Europe in general, and in Germany specifically back then, 70, 80 and 90 years ago, and seeing evidence of them here among us in the year 2016," said the Israeli military leader.

Some Israeli right wing politicians didn’t like Major General Golan’s statement. PM Benjamin Netanyahu denounced him yesterday. Education Minister Naftali Bennett, called on Golan to correct his comments or be seen as “comparing Israeli soldiers to Nazis.” Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, said Golan was "a little confused" and that his statement reflected "a lack of understanding, if not a disrespect of the Holocaust.”

May 09 15:21

On the misuse of anti-Semitism

Lawrence Davidson says the charge of anti-Semitism is being improperly exploited for political purposes, namely to bludgeon criticism of Israel, most recently by British Zionists intent on silencing pro-Palestinian activists and critics of Israel.

May 09 15:19

Once, most Jews viewed Israel as the anti-Semite’s best friend

Jonathan Cook examines the symbiotic relationship between Zionism and anti-Semitism, and argues that recognising the racial roots of this might allow us to understand modern Israel better, and why it seems incapable of extending a hand of peace to the Palestinians.

May 09 14:43

The Spirit Of Nelson Mandela In Palestine: Is His Real Legacy Being Upheld?

I had mixed feelings when I learned that Palestine has erected a statue of Nelson Mandela, the iconic South African anti-Apartheid leader. On the one hand, I was quite pleased that the unmistakable connection between the struggles of Palestinians and South Africans is cemented more than ever before. On the other hand, I dreaded that rich, corrupt Palestinians in Ramallah are utilizing the image of Mandela to acquire badly-needed political capital.

May 09 10:45

Will the Democratic Establishment Continue to Defy Its Base's Growing Support for Palestinian Human Rights?

Hillary Clinton has staked her presidential candidacy on her “unbreakable bond” with right-wing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, recently telling AIPAC supporters she intends to crack down on campus campaigners for Palestinian human rights.

But now, a new poll of 2,008 U.S. adults indicates that those within the Democratic Party angling to prove their allegiance to Israel’s right-wing government are failing to keep up with shifts taking place within their own base, where young people and self-identified progressives are showing increasing solidarity with Palestinians.

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May 09 10:01

'Israeli annexation bombshell imminent'

The Israeli occupiers of the Palestinian lands deem the West Bank as “liberated land,” saying formal annexation is only a matter of time.

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"We liberated those lands from their rightful owners, so we get to keep them ... and the Golan ... and the Sinai. All of it. And if you object then you are just a filthy Jew-hating anti-Semite who wants Hitler to come back and gas Jewish babies in the ovens!" -- Nodding Yahoo

May 09 09:24

#InIsrael ~~ A DAY OF SELECTIVE MOURNING

At 8 P.M. tomorrow evening sirens will sound throughout Israel. Traffic will come to a complete halt as Israelis stand in silence for one minute to honour and remember their fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism. This will be followed by ceremonies at military cemeteries and government institutions all evening and all of the next day until sundown.

Who will stand with me to honour and remember the hundreds of Palestinian children and women killed by Israeli soldiers and zioterrorists?

Who will stand with me to honour the memory of Democracy itself in Israel??

May 09 09:23

MOTHER’S DAY IN TOONS

May 09 09:02

Israel Bombards Gaza in Third Day of Violence

Two sets of air raids bombarded the besieged enclave, with missiles landing in Beit Lahia in northern Gaza and the second in Khuzaa, in the south of the territory, Palestinian witnesses confirmed.

An Israeli military statement suggested the “Hamas terror infrastructure” was struck in response to “ongoing attacks” against its forces.

But Hamas claimed it was not seeking war with Israel, however it was merely defending Palestinian territory from the intrusion of Israeli troops.

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"But you are not allowed to defend yourselves from us! That is why you are in the wrong and we can kill you!" -- Nodding Yahoo

May 08 10:32

PHOTO ESSAY ~~ THE TAINTED MEMORY OF ISRAEL’S INDEPENDENCE

This Wednesday evening at sundown Israel will mark 68 years as an independent state as Palestians mark 68 years since the Nakba which destroyed their nation.

May 08 10:07

Cold light of dawn for Corbyn as UK Labour is again punished at the polls in England and in melt-down in Scotland

The Party's performance once more was dismal despite the unpopularity of Cameron's Conservatives and the irrelevance of the Liberal Democrats. Jeremy Corbyn will be surveying the election wreckage and wondering where he goes from here.

May 08 09:29

Democratic Party is now split over Israel, and Clinton and Sanders represent opposing camps, says Pew

Pew Research Center released a new survey of American attitudes toward the world yesterday, and on Israel the news is clear: the Democratic Party is split, and Bernie Sanders represents the Palestinian-sympathizing camp and Hillary Clinton the Israel-sympathizing one. Key excerpt (my emphasis):

By more than two-to-one (53% vs. 19%) conservative and moderate Democrats sympathize more with Israel. [Among] Liberal Democrats, on the other hand… 33% sympathize more with Israel and 40% sympathize more with the Palestinians.

You know how everyone says that some day U.S. public opinion will come to a tipping point? Well that tipping point has taken place among liberal Democrats. Notice that since 2014, the numbers among liberal Democrats have surged and reversed:

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I suspect that 33% still professing support for Israel are doing so not out of moral conviction but political and financial entanglements, or a refusal to admit they were wrong to support Israel's apartheid in the first place. Hence, we can surmise that actual support for Israel may be even weaker than the numbers indicate.

May 08 09:01

Here’s what happened when some famous writers went to visit some hardcore Jewish settlers

The Israeli military occupation is “the most grievous injustice I have seen in my life,” Michael Chabon, the American author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay,” told the Forward, a Jewish newspaper, a day after seeing Hebron.

“Liars!” the settlers shouted at the writers.

Through the summer, 25 novelists will journey to Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to gather material for a book of essays to be published by HarperCollins in June next year (and simultaneously released in a half-dozen other languages).

May 08 08:58

Zionism is Racism

“Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination,” reads UN General Assembly Resolution 3379. The measure was adopted 40 years ago, on Nov. 10, 1975, and the majority of the international community backed it. 72 countries voted for the resolution, with just 35 opposed (and 32 abstentions).

May 07 15:35

Jonathan Freedland, the Zionist ringleader

Blake Alcott deconstructs the arguments of Guardian and Jewish Chronicle writer and BBC presenter Jonathan Freedland whose career centres on defending the existence of Israel as a Zionist state and justifying the dispossession of the Palestinians.

May 07 06:03

Israel Raid Hits Gaza

Israel raid hits Gaza in response to rocket fire: army
Witnesses say missile strikes hit Hamas base causing significant damage

Gaza City: Israeli aircraft hit two Hamas targets in Gaza early Saturday in response to rocket fire, the occupation army said, as the worst flare-up of violence since a 2014 war entered a fourth day.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the rocket launch and most such fire since 2014 has been carried out by fringe Islamist groups but Israel holds Hamas responsible for all such attacks.

“Earlier today [Saturday] ... a rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel,” the army said in a statement.“In response ... aircraft targeted two Hamas terror infrastructures in the southern Gaza Strip.”

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May 06 15:03

Cold light of dawn for Corbyn

In the light of the UK Labour Party’s poor performance in local and regional elections, Stuart Littlewood says the choices left for party leader Jeremy Corbyn are either to expose and confront his enemies head on, or to set up an alternative, clean party.

May 06 12:39

Hamas and Israel Trade Blows in Gaza During Worst Week of Violence Since 2014

By Avi Asher-Schapiro
For much of the last week, Israel and the militant Palestinian group Hamas have been trading blows: Israeli warplanes and tanks have been firing into the densely populated Gaza strip, while Palestinian fighters lob mortars at Israeli troops — it's the sharpest uptick in hostilities since Israel's 2014 invasion of Gaza.

The escalation of violence comes as Israeli soldiers crossed into Gaza on Wednesday as part of an operation the army says will root out and destroy underground tunnels that lead into Israel.

The frontier between Israel and Gaza has been mostly quite for sometime and its unclear why Israel chose to move into Gaza this past week. But Israeli officials have hinted that the recent capture of Hamas member Mahmoud Atouna may have provided new intelligence the militant group's underground network.
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In response to Israeli incursion into Gaza, Hamas and its allies have been firing off mortar shells at Israeli troops, though no soldiers have yet been injured in the attacks. Israel has retaliated with airstrikes and tanks shiells.

May 05 17:12

Palestine stock footage and images

May 05 16:42

Review: Salman Abu Sitta’s, Mapping My Return: A Palestinian Memoir

‘I spent the rest of my life on a long, winding journey of return, a journey that has taken me to dozens of counties over decades of travel, and turned my black hair to silver. But like a boomerang, I knew the end destination, and that the only way to it was the road of return I had decided to take.’ Dr.Salman Abu Sitta.

May 04 16:07

Israel settlement construction should keep going: Trump

I gotta bad feeling!

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says Israel should continue construction of illegal settlements across the occupied West Bank.

Asked in an interview with the British paper Daily Mail whether there should be a pause in settlement construction in the occupied territories, Trump responded: “No, I don't think there should be a pause.”

Trump said the settlement construction must “keep going” and “keep moving forward,” because Palestinians fired “thousands of missiles” at Israel.

May 04 14:29

Israeli warplanes bomb Gaza Strip

Israeli warplanes bombed at least five positions around Gaza's derelict international airport near the southern city of Rafah and in nearby farming areas on Wednesday.

May 04 09:04

Michael Chabon blasts Israeli occupation of Palestine

Prominent Jewish-American author Michael Chabon says the Israeli oppression of Palestinians is worse than the apartheid system in South Africa.

May 04 08:59

IN PHOTOS ~~ REMEMBERING THE ‘OTHER’ SIX MILLION

On May 14, 1948, 18-year-old Mariam Fathallah, her family, and the rest of the Palestinian town of Al-Zeeb were forced out of their homes and into Lebanon. By the end of the year, their 4,000 year-old community was leveled and half of all Palestinians in Palestine had been killed or expelled. Palestinians know this event as the Nakba (“the catastrophe”). Mariam, now 86 years old and respectfully known as Umm Akram, has spent the last 68 years in crowded, makeshift refugee camps, where she has raised three generations of children who are waiting to return to their homes in Palestine. She has lived through 5 Israeli invasions of Lebanon and the 1976 Tel Al-Zaatar camp massacre which killed 2,000 refugees.

Amena El-Ashkar, 23, is the granddaughter and great granddaughter of Nakba survivors and has known no home other than a refugee camp.

Umm Akram and Amena are among six million Palestinians not living in Palestine. They are citizens of no country.

May 03 21:20

Trump: Israel should keep building West Bank settlements

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he's in favor of Israel's controversial construction of new settlements in the West Bank.

"I think Israel, they really have to keep going, they have to keep moving forward," Trump told the Daily Mail in a story published Tuesday. "I don't think there should be a pause.

"You have hundreds and even, I guess, thousands, of missiles being launched into Israel — who would put up with that? Who would stand for it?"

The Obama administration has argued that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's settlement policies damage the potential for a two-state solution.

Trump said he considers Netanyahu "a very good guy," saying he made a campaign ad for the Israeli leader in 2013 and predicting he'd have a good relationship with him as president.

May 03 16:01

The Zionists’ war on Corbyn: What you need to know

Nureddin Sabir profiles some of the key culprits in Britain’s Labour Party who have been instrumental in the premeditated campaign to smear Jeremy Corbyn and left-wing advocates of justice for the Palestinians with the slur of "anti-Semitism".

May 03 12:10

The Protocols Of The Elders Of Labour

Now that Jewish domination of the Labour Party has been clearly established, Jewish power is no longer a vague or mysterious concept. We should listen to the words of a few of the prime Elder Jewish oligarchs and learn from them about the future of the Labour party and its political role.

The following videos were not forged by a Russian Tsar. They are believed to be authentic documentations of Jewish Labour donors and peers.

May 03 10:17

Israel’s justice minister pushes for Israeli law to be applied in West Bank

Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked has announced she will push for a controversial plan to extend Israeli civil law to West Bank settlements – a move that critics say would be tantamount to the annexation of territories beyond the Green Line.

May 03 09:15

IN PHOTOS ~~ NEW YORKERS GO ALL OUT FOR PALESTINE ON MAY DAY

May 03 07:50

Zionism Should be on Trial, Not Ken Livingstone

In taking things this far, however, in subjecting Ken Livingstone to trial-by-media over his comments on Zionism, his detractors have also unwittingly placed Zionism itself on trial, with the question of Zionism, as mentioned, undoubtedly now being pondered by millions of people who previously would have had zero interest in the subject. And what most of those people will inarguably find if they delve deep enough into that question, despite the determined efforts of Israel’s supporters to conflate Zionism with Judaism, is that this is a political doctrine and ideology responsible for crimes against humanity on a grand scale.

May 02 13:07

Fighting Back for the Right to Support Palestine

Last week, Israel bulldozed twelve Palestinian homes in Area C of the illegally occupied West Bank to make way for new illegal settlement building, while two Palestinian minors were killed by the Israeli Defence Forces.

This makes it a totally unexceptional week for the Palestinians. It has not however been an unexceptional week for Palestinian supporters in the UK, who have suffered the most vicious coordinated media witch hunt in memory. Two things are happening. The Blairites are trying to engineer a coup against Corbyn by sabotaging Labour in forthcoming elections, while the Israeli lobby seek to discredit all supporters of the Palestinians as anti-semites, including people like me who have no connection to the Labour Party.

May 02 12:44

Get Corbyn! Labour’s Anti-Semitism Inquisition picks off Corbyn’s allies one by one

Stuart Littlewood explains the context of the outbreak of Zionist persecution of Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters under the false pretext of “anti-Semitism” and urges Labour to shake off its ignorance and find out what Israel is really doing to the Palestinian people.

May 02 10:38

Norman Finkelstein: Netanyahu is a maniac

Norman Finkelstein, author of ‘Method and Madness - The hidden story of Israel's assaults on Gaza’, says the Goldstone report was 'devastating' in its conclusion that Israel was trying to punish and humiliate the citizens of Gaza, and that Israel has a 'maniac' for a head of state.

May 02 08:22

ISRAEL & PALESTINE: THE MAPS TELL THE TRUE STORY

The truth is that far from being the poor victim it likes to portray itself as, Israel is in fact the most aggressive and belligerent nation in the region, having invaded pretty much everyone it shares a border with.

The following maps show just who is wiping who off of the map!

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May 02 08:20

SIX MILLION JEWS PROPAGANDA FROM BEFORE WW2!

I chanced across an article documenting how the Zionists had been using the theme of "Six Million Jews" long before World War 2. This article was hosted on scribd and no sooner did I link to that article from whatreallyhappened.com than it was pulled from the scribd server.

The reason for the panic reaction is obvious. As doubts continue to surface regarding the claim of Six Million Jews intentionally exterminated by Germany in the 1940s, evidence that the Six Million "brand" has been used prior to that time undermines its credibility even further.

So where did the Six Million come from, if not in actual fact from the crimes of the Nazis? It actually originates in a prophecy from the Talmud, which states that after Six Million Jews are sacrificed, Israel will be restored to the survivors.

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Already the corporate media is flooded with reminders of "Holocaust Remembrance Day", but it isn't really. If anyone actually went back and remembered what was really going on, the whole "Israel is justified in stealing from their neighbors" excuse would crumble. What they are really promoting is "Holocaust Myth Reinforcement Day."

But as this article points out, Zionists were using the image of 6 million suffering and endangered Jews long before WW2!

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May 02 08:06

BEX ALERT ~~ HOW GREAT THE OCCUPATION IS FOR GAZA’S CHILDREN

Israeli propaganda stunt exploits Gaza children

May 02 08:05

EMPTY HEARTED APOLOGY FROM EUROVISION TO PALESTINE

Following the leaked flag-policy uproar, the EBU released a statement apologizing for hurting feelings and uploaded a new flag policy, under which the Palestinian flag remains banned.

May 02 07:42

FLASHBACK 2009 - Israel admits illegal organ harvesting from Palestinians

May 02 07:05

How Israel lobby manufactured UK Labour Party’s anti-Semitism crisis

Lawmaker Naz Shah and the former mayor of London, long-time Palestine campaigner Ken Livingstone, were also suspended from the party – within hours of being accused of anti-Semitism.

But an investigation by The Electronic Intifada has found that some of the most prominent stories about anti-Semitism in the party are falsified.

The Electronic Intifada can reveal that a key player in Labour’s “anti-Semitism crisis” covered up his involvement in the Israel lobby.

Most Labour members so accused are in reality being attacked for expressing opinions in favor of Palestinian human rights and particularly for supporting the boycott of Israel.

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It is time for all the people of the world to take any politician who serves Israel, crate them up, and ship them there!

May 01 12:55

Palestine and Zionism: The whole truth

Alan Hart reveals, by recalling private conversations with the most senior Israeli political and military leaders, the lies and deceit used by Israelis to disguise their aggressive and expansionist intentions towards their Arab neighbours in general and the Palestinian people in particular.

May 01 09:37

IDF Guns Down Pregnant Woman as U.S. Readies Largest Military Aid Package in History for Israel

As the Obama administration is preparing to offer Israel the largest military aid package in U.S. history, Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) reportedly gunned down a pregnant Palestinian woman in broad daylight.

The brutal incident took place at the Qalandia terminal, north of occupied Jerusalem. IDF soldiers reportedly shot and killed the Palestinian mother of two, who was five months pregnant, and her 16-year-old brother. Then they prevented Palestinian medics on the scene from rendering aid.

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Israelis like that sort of thing!

May 01 08:59

EUROVISION NIXES PALESTINIAN FLAG

After a document was leaked banning the flags of any non-UN member state, including the Palestinian flag, from the song contest, the PLO has denounced the ‘shameful, totally biased and unacceptable decision.’

Apr 30 12:45

“Us” and “Them” and the need for a Jewish-Arab united front in Israel

Uri Avnery laments the growing chasm between Jewish and Arab peace forces in Israel and calls for the creation of a united front comprising young, energetic people who are ready to work together, to set up a force, to lead the state in a new direction.

Apr 30 10:32

Der Spiegel: Skepticism of German-Israeli Friendship Growing in Berlin

By now, Angela Merkel is used to it. Whenever she meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the confidential content of their discussion appears in an Israeli newspaper a few days later.

But the story that appeared in Israel Hayom, a free, pro-Netanyahu newspaper on Feb. 16 surprised even the German chancellor. "Merkel: This Isn't the Time for Two States," was the headline. That was the chancellor's message to Netanyahu, the paper claimed, during the German-Israeli government consultations that had just taken place in Berlin.

Merkel's advisors were furious. The Israeli premier had apparently twisted her words to such a degree that it seemed as though she were supporting his policies. In fact, though, Merkel had repeatedly made it clear to Netanyahu that she believes the effects of Israeli settlement construction in the occupied territories are disastrous. The settlement policy, she believes, makes it unlikely that a viable Palestinian state can be established in accordance with plans aimed at a two-state solution. Any other approach, Merkel and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier are convinced, would ultimately transform Israel into an apartheid regime. Netanyahu, however, has not shown himself to be the least bit impressed by such arguments.

Apr 29 15:11

The Holy Land as you've never seen it before: Some of the earliest images ever taken of the Sea of Galilee and Jerusalem emerge after selling for £1MILLION

The photographs, which straddle genres and subject matter, give an extraordinary glimpse into the lives of people living in the region during the 19th Century.

It includes photos of Bedouins, Muslim worshippers, mosques and monuments as well as stunning landscapes.

Apr 29 15:04

Petition asking White House to defund ‘apartheid’ Israel surpasses 100K signatures

Nearly 120,000 people had electronically signed the petition by Monday afternoon, just nine days after it was created.

The website states that petitioners have 30 days to get 100,000 signatures in order to get an official White House response.

A similar petition asking the United States to freeze all financial aid to Israel has received more than 24,000 signatures since its conception on July 6.

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Both petitions have now been deleted from the WH petition website.

Apr 29 13:33

UK Labour Party in grip of Zionist inquisition

Stuart Littlewood says Britain’s Labour Party is irredeemably riven with Israel's stooges and challenges it to match its pledge of zero tolerance on anti-Semitism with zero-tolerance of those who use the party as a platform to promote Israel's interests.

Apr 29 09:30

When Google Photos Auto-Generated an Album From My Trip to Palestine and Called It ‘Trip to Israel’

The pictures and videos I captured during my first trip to Palestine in October 2010 came at a cost that included several hours of detention and interrogations at the Tel Aviv airport, courtesy of the fine members of the Israeli military, Shin Bet and the Ministry of the Interior. After a 13-hour international flight, I was held for hours without food or water — and I was forced to use the single-toilet restroom with the door cracked open and a roomful of men on the other side.

And that was just the beginning of incessant stops, searches and other harassment I was subjected to throughout my trip because of the scarf I wear on my head (the non-Muslims in our group did not face the same treatment).

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This will not have been the first time in which Google has engaged in blatant pro-Israeli propaganda, and this lady has every reason to feel outraged by this treatment.

I wish her well, and hope she is very much able to get her story out there, as well as the narrative of the Palestinian people.

Apr 29 07:30

Students protest: "SDSU thinks we are terrorists"

The flyers causing outrage were posted by the Horowitz Freedom Center. They list the names of SDSU students and faculty who supposedly allied themselves with Palestinian terrorists.

One of those individuals on the list was Tessa Wiley.

"I had people from my classes that did not know I was part of activism, and they were like, why is your name up there," she said.

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Someone needs to sue the Horowitz Freedom Center for libel!

Apr 28 15:03

Israel cement ban suspends Gaza reconstruction aid: UN

The UN says reconstruction aid to more than 1,350 Gazan families has been suspended due to a dire shortage of building materials, after Israel blocked private imports of cement into the enclave.

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Netanyahu is throwing a tantrum over the Golan, so he punishes the Palestinians!

Apr 27 16:05

From A Stateless Palestinian Refugee To Signers Of The “Leahy Letter” In The US Congress

The following letters are from 22-year-old Amena Ashkar and 86-year-old Mariam Fathalla, stateless Palestinians from the refugee camps in Lebanon. They are addressed to the eleven Congressional signers of the “Leahy letter”, asking secretary of State John Kerry to report on Israeli and Egyptian violations of human rights. Amena and Mariam personally took the letters on April 26, 2016, to members of the US Congress and their staffers. In at least one case, this act brought tears to the eyes of a staffer.

Apr 27 08:49

Miko Peled: Sanders ‘put everything on the line’ for Palestine because BDS movement has changed US conversation

Miko Peled has a new edition of the book The General’s Son out from Just World Books. Peled was interviewed by Michael Smith for the radio show Law & Disorder that is airing this week, and offered many insights about the shifting discourse.

The conversation about Israel inside the U.S. changed dramatically over the last five years due largely to the work of the BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) and the Palestinian solidarity movement, Peled said. And it has alarmed the Israeli public.

In Israel they suddenly discovered that this is happening in the United States…. So over the last couple of months [the press has reported on] this new antisemitic monster that is out there to devour Jews, which is called the BDS. And the BDS includes all aspects of the solidarity movement.

Apr 26 21:06

A Harry Potter fan has called out JK Rowling in the best way possible

A music teacher from Dunfermline has crafted a Facebook post to one of her favourite authors, JK Rowling, calling her out over her support of the Guardian's "Culture for Coexistence" letter.

Seeing the news on her Facebook of Rowling's support, 25-year-old Mia was shocked and upset, and posted her reaction on social media.

Apr 26 15:46

Israel to Confiscate 1,250 Acres of Palestinian Land in Favor of Illegal Jewish West Bank Settlements

The Israeli authorities on Saturday delivered notices to the Palestinian village of Jalud in the northern occupied West Bank, alerting residents that 5,000 dunams (1,250 acres) of private land were slated for confiscation in what appeared to be the retroactive legalization of illegal outposts in the area.

Officials from Jalud’s local council told Ma’an that the military identified areas of the Palestinian village expected to lose land to the confiscation as Khallat al-Wusta, Shieb Khallat al-Wusta, and Abu al-Kasbar.

However, the illegal outposts of Adei Ad, Esh Kodesh, Ahiya, and Kidah have already been established in the areas, marking the confiscation as Israel’s most recent retroactive legalization of unauthorized settlement construction.

Apr 26 08:47

#InIsrael ~~ APARTHEID SANCTIONED BY THE COURT

Dozens of Arab families who were planning to build homes in the Jewish city of Afula have lost their leases to the land after an Israeli judge said that they illegally coordinated their bids.

“It’s so unjust,” “If this is not racism, so what is?”

Apr 26 08:46

TOOSDAY’S TOONS ~~ A LOOK AT ISRAEL TODAY

Who’s REALLY inciting hatred?

Apr 25 13:45

A to Zion - The Definitive Israeli Lexicon

INFINITO STUDIO- GALLERY

April 27th, 2016 - 6-9 pm

Join us for a an evening of literature, cartoons and live music!

World famous cartoonist Enzo Apicella and Jazz star Gilad Atzmon have given birth to a new truth-telling satirical book. This book is funny, brutal, ludicrous and occasionally sad.

Buy it today before it is banned!

A to Zion - The definitive Israeli Lexicon is a fictitious alphabetic satirical lexicon. A is for Anti-Semites and for Arabs, B is for BBC and Britain, and so on for the entire alphabet. This book is for everyone.

It contains important and eye-opening definitions like:
Bar Mitzvah – the moment when the male Jew accepts that his foreskin is not going to grow back
Canaan – the land of milking money
Catch 22 – free ham
Jewish mother – Just like a Jewish father but with balls
Water – is vital for all known forms of life except Palestinians

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gilad's book is very funny. Please try to get to the opening if you are in New York, and buy his book to support his peace activism.

Apr 25 09:36

MONDAY’S TOON ~~ THE CRIMINAL LANGUAGE

‘THERE’S A GUY IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD THAT LOVES ARABS’
OMG! Can you believe that???
That is what I was told the other morning by a neighbour who recently visited a small town near Tel Aviv …
He went further to identify the ‘guy’ as Steve. OMG! C’est Moi!!!
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My cover has been blown …. what to do??

Apr 25 05:53

Senate Majority To Obama: Boost Israel Military Aid

Large U.S. Senate Majority Urges Obama to Boost Israel Military Aid

More than four-fifths of the U.S. Senate have signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to quickly reach an agreement on a new defense aid package for Israel worth more than the current $3 billion per year.

Eighty-three of the 100 senators signed the letter, led by Republican Lindsey Graham and Democrat Chris Coons. Senator Ted Cruz, a 2016 presidential candidate, was one of the 51 Republicans on board. The Senate's Democratic White House hopeful, Bernie Sanders, was not among the 32 Democrats.

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