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Jul 01 08:01

How Turkey’s Reconciliation Deal with Israel Harms the Palestinians

By Jeremy R. Hammond

With Israel and Turkey having announced a reconciliation agreement this week, Turkey is portraying itself as a protector of the oppressed by arguing that it will allow greater aid to the people of Gaza. The truth, however, is that, far from helping the Palestinians, Turkey’s deal with Israel serves to reinforce the occupation regime in place since the June 1967 Israeli-Arab War.

The mainstream media, as ever, is failing to properly report the significance of the reconciliation agreement. Here’s what you need to know...

Jun 30 18:21

I Remember My Name – Palestinian Poetry

The title underscores a common torment that permeates much of this book. All three of these gifted writers are exiles from their homeland, and whether they speak of love, loss, anger, heartache, resolve, despair, triumph, tragedy, or even the banal, there is often an undercurrent of an exile’s longing for home, tinged with the combined anguish and guilt of being spared the fate of that home.

Jun 30 09:12

HEY SANTANA ~~ DON’T PALESTINIAN CHILDREN MATTER TO YOU?

Watch and share this video urging musician Carlos Santana to respect the call for boycott and stand on the right side of history by cancelling his gig in Israel!

Jun 30 08:04

The Forbidden Palestinians In North America

The survivors of the 1948 massacres in and expulsions from Palestine are everywhere. Scattered to the four corners of the earth, we have only to look in our own communities to find them. Seven million Palestinians live outside Palestine, compared with five million inside. At least half a million live in Chile alone. Why, then, should we bring Palestinians from the refugee camps in Lebanon to tell their stories in North America?

Jun 28 10:55

TURKEY-ISRAEL PACT BETRAYS GAZANS, GRANTS IMMUNITY FOR 2010 FLOTILLA ATTACK

Abandoning Palestinians and its pledge to fight Israel's protracted blockade of Gaza, the Turkish government on Monday announced an agreement to normalize relations with the Middle East powerhouse—reportedly just in time for a new, lucrative natural gas deal. The two countries have been engaged in a bitter dispute since 2010 when the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) attacked the Turkish-owned Mavi Marmara, which was carrying humanitarian supplies to the people of the Gaza Strip, killing nine people at the time and and fatally injuring a tenth.

Jun 28 10:24

TURKEY-ISRAEL PACT BETRAYS GAZANS, GRANTS IMMUNITY FOR 2010 FLOTILLA ATTACK

Abandoning Palestinians and its pledge to fight Israel's protracted blockade of Gaza, the Turkish government on Monday announced an agreement to normalize relations with the Middle East powerhouse—reportedly just in time for a new, lucrative natural gas deal.

The two countries have been engaged in a bitter dispute since 2010 when the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) attacked the Turkish-owned Mavi Marmara, which was carrying humanitarian supplies to the people of the Gaza Strip, killing nine people at the time and and fatally injuring a tenth.

In response, Turkey imposed unprecedented military sanctions on Israel and demanded that its former ally issue an apology and compensation for the attack, as well as end the siege of Gaza. According to the Electronic Intifada's Ali Abunimah, Monday's "breakthrough apparently came when Turkey dropped the third and biggest of these demands and accepted that Israel would maintain its blockade."

Reuters reports:

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Congratulations to Erdogan for having thrown the Palestinian people under the bus of continued Israeli occupation; he must feel so proud of himself right now!!

His party's title as the "Justice and Development" party has just become darkly transmogrified into AFAB (Anything for a buck!)

Jun 28 09:36

A LOOK AT EUROPE THROUGH PALESTINIAN EYES

Looking at the British poll to exit Europe, we cannot just say “we told you so”. We cannot feel happy seeing Europe collapse even though we here in Palestine suffered and continue to suffer from European colonization (yes Zionism that created Israel is European colonization).

Jun 28 08:38

100% Of Palestinian Prisoners Have Been Tortured In Israeli Jails

As many as 71 Palestinian prisoners have died in Israeli jails as a result of torture since 1967, Abdel Nasser Farwana, head of the documentation and studies unit at the detainees and ex-detainees committee, said.

Jun 27 11:03

DNC Platform Leaves Door Open for No-Fly Zone in Syria, Refuses to Call for End to Israeli Occupation

THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE’S Platform Drafting Committee quashed efforts by the Bernie Sanders campaign last week to insert language in the platform opposing a U.S.-led no-fly zone in Syria and calling for an end Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories.

The deliberations, which took place in St. Louis last week as part of a multi-step process to write the party’s nonbinding platform, represent a tilt to a more hawkish direction for Democrats under presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton. The final platform will not be written until the convention in Philadelphia next month – a process that could possibly open it to votes from a much wider pool of delegates on the floor.

Jun 27 09:17

SOMETIMES COMMENTS SAY IT ALL …

If the Palestinians had been able to restrict immigration during the first half of the twentieth century, this website would not be necessary.

Jun 27 08:46

Clinton to Palestine: Drop dead

Have you had an espresso yet today? Have you had a drink? Make that a double! Brace yourself for the news over the weekend from the Democratic Platform Committee. The platform this year will be even worse than previous platforms on Palestine. That’s how things look, despite the insurgent anti-Benjamin-Netanyahu campaign of Bernie Sanders: there is no occupation, and no settlements either. Jerusalem forever, and death to BDS. The party belongs to Hillary Clinton. This is the Jerusalem Post’s report:

Jun 25 12:16

Trump Will Not Recognize Palestinian Statehood If He Becomes President . . . Unless

So sorry this has happened. Cynthia McKinney, PhD posted this on her FB page. I am very disappointed. Being Jewish I so feel for the Palestinians and they deserve our support.

http://sputniknews.com/us/20160625/1041929263/trump-unsupportive-of-pale...

Anyone think Hillary will recognize Palestinian statehood?

Jun 25 10:35

Trump Endorses Israeli Land Theft, Opposes Palestinian Statehood

voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil

Hillary would be only worse.

Jun 24 19:35

Israel is happy with Brexit Results - Gilad Atzmon

Ynet reports this morning that new Tory leadership is under control...

The candidates for Tory leadership are devoted Zionists:

Jun 24 11:32

Can Ehud “We Have No Partner for Peace” Barak return as Israel’s prime minister?

Uri Avnery assesses the prospects of Ehud Barak, former Israeli chief of staff, former prime minister and architect of the Israeli right’s slur of "we have no partner for peace” against the Palestinians, replacing Binyamin Netanyahu as prime minister.

Jun 24 09:30

NYT ACTUALLY PRINTS SOMETHING THAT FITS

A thriving industry allows West Bank residents to get past what Israelis call a security barrier. It has a dangerous side effect: Attackers sneak through as well.

Jun 24 07:08

‘Once occupation ends, terrorism will disappear’: Abbas speech in EU parliament enrages Israel

The Palestinian president has asked the EU to shield his people from Israeli provocations, as he accused Tel Aviv of breeding fascism and the IDF of carrying out “unlawful killings.” Israel lashed out against the speech, calling it a “blood libel.”

“Israel has turned our country into an open prison,” Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas told the European Parliament, accusing the Jewish government of becoming more extreme and acting in a fascist manner. “Israel is experiencing a tendency toward violence and extremism, and this is expressed in settler terrorism.”

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Jun 23 18:56

Conquest and Tyranny versus Peace and Justice

The United States has not been and cannot be an objective broker for peace in the mid-east precisely because it has a “special relationship” with that state resulting from legislation that ties Israel’s actions to the US as a complicit partner. It is therefore imperative for the UN to undertake the mission that France asks of it. Israel has continued to defy the UN yet remains a member. It has not only invaded a defenseless people at will killing thousands and maiming untold numbers, destroyed essential infrastructures while taking no responsibility for reconstruction, has doubled since 2014 the number of illegal Settlers in the West Bank while stealing ever more Palestinian land and blames other nations for defiance they are guilty of and continue with impunity.

Jun 23 10:41

Palestine’s ‘Prayer For Rain’: How Israel Uses Water As A Weapon Of War

Entire communities in the West Bank either have no access to water or have had their water supply reduced almost by half.

Jun 23 10:38

Canadian Political Candidate James Sears Calls Out Zionism in TV Debate

Jun 23 08:41

‘MISTAKEN’ ETHNIC CLEANSING

The army has admitted the Palestinians were bystanders, saying they were “mistakenly hit” while soldiers were responding to reports that Palestinians were throwing rocks and firebombs on a highway that runs between Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and the town of Modi’in.

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"And we feel really bad about it too! Honest!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Jun 23 08:34

Obama Wants to Stop Subsidizing Israel's Defense Industry

If you want to understand just how special the U.S.-Israel relationship really is, look no further than the annual aid package. Israel is not only the greatest beneficiary of U.S. defense assistance, but also the only one allowed to spend a portion of that assistance on weapons and equipment from its own industry. Everyone else has to buy American.

President Barack Obama is now looking to end this U.S. subsidy of Israel's defense sector, according to U.S. and Israeli officials. They say the "offshore procurement" provision, unique to Israel's aid package, is one of the last obstacles to completing an agreement to extend aid until 2029. Obama would like to phase out the agreement that allows Israel to spend 26 percent of U.S. annual aid at home. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, so far, disagrees.

Jun 23 08:15

Ehud Barak accuses the Netanyahu government of establishing apartheid

The former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, [now] withdrawn from political life, accused the government of Netanyahu of “fascism” (while taking care to clarify, not fascism as the term is understood in relation to the thirties and forties).

Warning against a policy that leads Israel to its downfall, he detailed his successor’s secret plan:

Jun 22 12:45

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign and the two-state vs one-state solution

Blake Alcott urges the PSC to show solidarity for all Palestinians – in Israel and the diaspora, not just in the West Bank and Gaza Strip – and decide whether it supports justice and a one democratic state, or Zionism and a two-state solution.

Jun 22 09:01

ON VIDEO ~~ ISRAELI ATTEMPT TO JUSTIFY ITS RACISM

One would think a group that calls itself “Save Jewish Jerusalem” would hail from the right side of the political spectrum. But when it comes to maintaining Israel’s demographic dominance, it seems there isn’t much of a difference between the Right and Left.

The initiative, which seeks to maintain control over Jerusalem through further disenfranchising its Palestinian residents, released a racist videoon Wednesday, portraying a scenario set in 2020 in which an Arab is elected mayor of the city, after its Palestinian residents (nearly 40 percent of the population) decide to vote in municipal elections. Despite having the right to vote, Palestinians have largely boycotted Jerusalem’s municipal elections for the last 50 years in protest of Israel’s occupation and annexation of East Jerusalem.

Jun 22 08:52

New U.S.-Israel 10-Year Military Aid Deal ‘Very Close’

Nor are Israeli officials conflating talks over a new Memorandum of Understanding – which they hope will amount to $5 billion a year in defense aid – with their concerns that the Obama administration may support international initiatives on Middle East peace at the UN Security Council this fall, the official added.

Jun 22 08:24

Israel’s fear of the “desert” Jews in its midst

Jonathan explains why Israel’s ruling elite is incensed at the possibility of the Palestinian Arabs and Israel’s Arab Jews making common cause, a fear shown by Israel’s defence minister barring a Palestinian official from contacting Arab Jews.

Jun 22 08:21

20 Congress members send Obama letter requesting protection of Palestinian children from Israeli abuses

Twenty Congress members have called on President Obama to take action to protect the rights of Palestinian children.

The lawmakers sent the president a letter on June 20, urging him to appoint a “special envoy for Palestinian youth” in order to monitor the Israeli government’s violation of Palestinian children’s human rights.

The letter (embedded below), notes that Palestinian children are “growing up under military occupation with very few opportunities to improve their lives.”

Jun 21 22:06

The Zionists Did Poison the Well !!

As if all the daily attacks against the natives is not enough, Rabbi Shlomo Mlmad, chairman of the Council of Rabbis in the West Bank settlements, has issued a creed in which he allowed Jewish settlers to poison water in Palestinian villages and cities in the West Bank.

Jun 21 16:08

Israel’s Water Siege Of Palestinians

Neocon domination of the U.S. foreign policy establishment has foreclosed serious debate over Israel’s strangling control of Palestinian water resources and what that means for the future of that ghetto-ized population, as Chuck Spinney explains.

Jun 21 12:38

Palestinian head to speak of Paris talks results at European Parliament

The diplomat reminded that the key task of the elections is to bridge differences between the Hamas and Fatah movements. "We stand for such elections. This step might pave the pave for resolution of further problems," he noted. Abbas will speak at the European Parliament on June 23. A day before that, on June 22, the European Parliament will hear Israeli President Reuben Rivlin...

Jun 21 11:58

The truth behind the charge of anti-Semitism in Britain

Ruth Tenne explores the truth behind recent accusations of “anti-Semitism” against left-wing members of Britain’s Labour Party, highlighting the fact that the accusers are misusing the charge of “anti-Semitism” to silence criticism of Israeli policies.

Jun 21 10:51

Dislike: Facebook names Netanyahu's former advisor 'head of policy'

A longtime senior adviser to Israeli Prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been appointed as Facebook's head of policy and communication in the latest cooperation between the social networking site and the Israeli government to tackle the BDS movement.

Jordana Cutler, also chief of staff at the Israeli embassy in Washington, has joined Facebook's Israel office to oversee the planning and execution of measures taken to combat BDS campaigns.

Cutler's new post was applauded by the minister of public security Gilad Erdan, who announced on Thursday a series of legislative measures taken by his government against promoting the boycott of Israel.

Jun 21 10:34

Israel’s ‘mistaken identity’ embarrassments

On October 18th, an Eritrean refugee, Habtom Zerhom, was mistakenly thought to have been a terrorist after a shooting at the Beersheba main bus station. He was lynched and died from his wounds shortly after. A video of the incident is to be found in this article, and I warn of extremely graphic content. Zerhom, after being shot, is held down under a chair, as an officer of the Israel Prison Authorities smashes a whole row of chairs on his head, to the cheering of a crowd. I have probably not seen a more violent video in my life. The crowd shouts “mehabel” (terrorist), “Kill him!” and “Break his head! Break his head! Son of a prostitute!”

Jun 20 16:35

Video: Finding Freedom Amid Ruins: The Free-Runners Of Gaza

The sport of free-running – or parkour – has found a home with youths in battered Gaza.

Jun 20 07:57

Uri Avnery – Political Pirates of the Mediterranean Sea

But what is really disturbing is that Sarah Netanyahu, who was not elected by anyone, seems to be in charge of all senior public appointments. No one can reach these heights without being interviewed and approved by her personally.

She has appointed all three senior law-enforcement officials: the Legal Advisor (actually the Super-Attorney General), the powerful State Comptroller and the Chief of Police.

If so, this was an act of foresight. Because now the three of them are sitting day and night and consulting each other about what to do with the flood of disclosures about the Netanyahu family’s financial affairs. They desperately want to avoid indicting the Netanyahus for anything, but that becomes increasingly difficult, since they are subject to the supervision of the Supreme Court.

I have already reported on some of these disclosures, but new ones pop up every week. It has become a kind of national sport.

Jun 19 08:38

LATUFF (AND 8,000 OTHERS) THREATENED BY THE ‘JEWISH BRIGADE’

“Dear boycotters” (in French), warned (in English): “We have are a very particular set of skills, skills We have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make us a nightmare for people like you.“Boycotters should understand, we will be scalping you one by one, group by group, organization by organization.”

Jun 19 08:37

A HOT AND DRY RAMADAN IN PALESTINE

Ramadan 2016: Israel ‘cuts off water supply to West Bank’ during Muslim holy month.

Jun 18 16:26

Worship God By Nakba’: Jerusalem march celebrates Israeli occupation with messianic fervor

The Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City was cleared of its Palestinian inhabitants on the eve of the Ramadan holiday, June 5, to make way for a flag procession by Jewish religious nationalists, celebrating Israel conquering the eastern half of the city 49 years earlier.

Store owners, street merchants, and shoppers preparing for that evening’s celebratory feast were driven out of the lanes that fell along the route chosen by march organizers and approved by Israel’s Supreme Court. From a safe distance behind police barricades, Palestinian residents of Jerusalem watched silently as ultra-nationalist Jews paraded through the quarter, singing songs of praise to Yahweh and calling for the ethnic cleansing of non-Jews.

Jun 18 14:26

This Bloody EU Referendum....... Dirty Tricksters Swing into Action

The question whether to remain in the EU or leave has been distorted beyond recognition by political pimps and spivs on both sides of the argument. They were not invited into our living rooms but set themselves up as our advisers all the same.

Jun 18 13:57

Palestinian Authority fiddles while Palestine dwindles

In April, President Abbas, true to form, buckled under international pressure to sacrifice the integrity of the land of Palestine on the altar of another bogus ‘peace’ initiative by friends of Israel.

Jun 17 09:30

WATCH AS ISRAELIS CELEBRATE 49 YEARS OF JERUSALEM’S NAKBA

The Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City was cleared of its Palestinian inhabitants on the eve of the Ramadan holiday, June 5, to make way for a flag procession by Jewish religious nationalists, celebrating Israel conquering the eastern half of the city 49 years earlier.

Tens of thousands of Israelis took hours to stream through the monumental Damascus Gate and weave their way through the alleys of the Muslim Quarter, eventually reaching their final destination, the holy Western Wall plaza, where they were treated to musical performances and a series of speeches by top religious and political officials.

Jun 16 11:58

Gaza: Resistance Through Poetry

This is a translated verse from Mu’in Bseiso’s “Three Walls of the Torture Chamber”. He was, and remains, one of Gaza’s most influential intellectual and renowned poets.

Jun 15 12:18

Protesters Denounce Newseum’s Invitation Of Former Israeli Army Spokesperson

Journalist Max Blumenthal was among a handful of people who interrupted an event featuring former Israeli army spokesperson Avital Leibovich, who has defended the killing of Palestinian journalists

Jun 15 10:52

Israel Just Cut Off Water to Palestine During Ramadan Leaving Tens of Thousands Thirsty

By Matt Agorist

Since 1967, Israel has drastically limited the amount of water flowing to the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Israelis, including settlers, consume five times more water than Palestinians in the West Bank, 350 liters per person per day in Israel compared with 60 liters per Palestinian per day in the West Bank.

However, during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Israel has cut off nearly all water flow to the region. According to a report in Al Jazeera, Mekorot, the main supplier of water to Palestinian towns and cities, siphoned off water supplies to the municipality of Jenin, several Nablus villages and the city of Salfit and its surrounding villages.

Ayman Rabi, the executive director of the Palestinian Hydrology Group, told Al Jazeera on Tuesday that in some areas people had not received water for more than 40 days...

Jun 15 08:15

Israel cuts water supplies in West Bank amid heat and Ramadan

‘Israel has cut water supplies to major areas in the north of the occupied West Bank amid sweltering heat and the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Reports on Wednesday pointed to the move by the Israeli water authority Mekorot, which has affected tens of thousands of Palestinians.

They listed the targeted areas as the municipality of Jenin, several villages in the Nablus area, and the city of Salfit and its surrounding villages.

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Collective punishment is a war crime.

Jun 15 07:16

Israel absolves colonel who shelled clinic to “honor” soldier

The Israeli army has decided not to indict a colonel who ordered the shelling of a clinic in Gaza City’s Shujaiya neighborhood to “honor” a soldier who had been killed by sniper fire.

Instead, the senior officer, Nerya Yeshurun, will merely be reprimanded, a penalty that does not preclude promotions.

In May 2015, The Electronic Intifada revealed a recording of Yeshurun instructing his unit to shell the clinic on 23 July 2014, five days after Israel launched its ground invasion of Gaza.

Jun 14 09:00

Netanyahu: Israel Will Never Accept Arab Peace Initiative as Basis for Talks With Palestinians

Arab nations must revise the deal to reflect Israeli demands, prime minister reiterates. 'If they bring the proposal from 2002 and define it as 'take it or leave it' – we’ll choose to leave it.'

Jun 14 06:39

Israel spin doctors move to exploit Orlando massacre

It is an agonizing list of predominantly young and Latino people who could not have imagined their lives would be cut short in such a horrifying manner as they went out for a night of enjoyment.

But even before all the victims are known, the US and Israeli far right are moving to exploit Mateen’s crime to further a narrative that indicts Muslims collectively and fuels hatred and confrontation.

Jun 14 03:18

Superdelegate Tyranny?

It would appear Clinton has been coronated and not elected.

Too quick to judgment? The Democratic Party establishment and the media now call Hillary Clinton the presumptive nominee to face off Donald Trump in November. Though this is before the Democrats hold their convention and while Clinton is still short of pledged delegates.

Jun 13 10:48

Israel's Silent Allies Are Its Worst Enemy

By now anyone even vaguely aware of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has heard the phrase ''the new anti-Semitism.'' It is a clever propaganda piece aimed at anyone who dares criticize Israel for its illegal occupation of the West Bank and its continued brutalization of Palestinians in Gaza.

But in the space of two days, new critics emerged from within the highest positions of Israel state power. Moshe Ya'alon -- until recently the Israeli Defence Minister -- and Major General Yair Golan, the Israeli army's deputy chief of staff, confirmed what many of Israel's most vociferous (and vilified) critics have been saying for years: that Israel is heading down the road of extremism and racism.

Golan issued a warning that linked attitudes and actions in pre-war Germany with trends in Israel today. ''It's scary to see horrifying developments that took place in Europe begin to unfold here,'' he said.

Jun 13 09:34

30 DAYS JAIL TERM FOR ISRAELI SNIPER WHO “KILLED 13 GAZA CHILDREN IN ONE DAY” TO TERRORIZE PALESTINIANS

In 2014, an Instagram post of David D. Ovadia, an Israel Defence Forces (IDF) combat soldier bragged about killing 13 Palestinian children in one day, sparking outrage on social media. Posing with a Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifle, Ovadia tagged a Palestinian woman Sherrii ElKaderi, and wrote:

“I killed 13 childrens today and ur next f***ing muslims go to hell bitches.”

Jun 13 07:13

Flashback 1994 - Baruch Goldstein kills 29 people and wounds another 150

Baruch Kappel Goldstein (December 9, 1956 – February 25, 1994) was an American born Israeli physician and mass murderer who killed 29 Muslims during Islamic prayers in the Ibrahimi Mosque (within the Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron in 1994. Goldstein was a member of the Jewish fanatical organization, Jewish Defense League. After killing 29 people and wounding another 150 he was disarmed and beaten to death with a fire extinguisher.

(Posted as a comparison to a REAL event versus this Orlando "Political Theater")

Jun 12 09:42

Israeli settler runs over Palestinian shepherd's flock of sheep, kills 25

An Israeli settler ran over a flock of sheep belonging to a Palestinian shepherd near the al-Zubeidat village in the occupied West Bank district of Jericho on Friday, causing the death of 25 of the sheep, according to Palestinian sources.

Palestinian security sources told Ma'an that an Israeli settler was driving at a high speed and ran over the flock of sheep while they were crossing the road.

Jun 12 03:57

Hillary Comes Out as the War Party Candidate

Choosing to speak in San Diego, home base of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, on a platform draped with 19 American flags and preceded by half an hour of military marching music, Hillary Clinton was certain of finding a friendly audience for her celebration of American “strength”, “values” and “exceptionalism”. Cheered on by a military audience, Hillary was already assuming the role to which she most ardently aspires: that of Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.

As usual, she goes for the military solution, ridiculing the notion of diplomacy.

Jun 11 19:25

Unit 8200: Israel’s cyber spy agency

This was a recent graduation ceremony for Magshimim (which roughly translates as “fulfilment”), the three-year after-school programme for 16 to 18-year-old students with exceptional computer coding and hacking skills. Magshimim serves as a feeder system for potential recruits to Unit 8200, the Israeli military’s legendary high-tech spy agency, considered by intelligence analysts to be one of the most formidable of its kind in the world. Unit 8200, or shmone matayim as it’s called in Hebrew, is the equivalent of America’s National Security Agency and the largest single military unit in the Israel Defence Forces.

It is also an elite institution whose graduates, after leaving service, can parlay their cutting-edge snooping and hacking skills into jobs in Israel, Silicon Valley or Boston’s high-tech corridor. The authors of Start-up Nation, the seminal 2009 book about Israel’s start-up culture, described 8200 and the Israeli military’s other elite units as “the nation’s equivalent of Harvard, Princeton and Yale”.

Jun 11 18:57

Basic info on Israel to give to noobs

Jun 11 13:29

Two “Presumptive” Presidential Candidates: Bigots All Around - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

The truth of the matter is that Hillary Clinton, like her Republican opponent, has devolved into an unprincipled opportunist with a growing self-centered myopia thrown into the mix. If she becomes president she will almost certainly be aggressive in her foreign policy, perhaps renewing the Cold War, undermining the Iran nuclear agreement, and embroiling the country in new wars.

Jun 11 07:50

Canada’s Pro-Israel Lobby Attempts to Shut Down “Peaceful Pressure” against Israel’s Systematic Violations of International Law

The latest attempt of the Zionist lobby in Canada to shut down attempts to organize peaceful pressure against the state of Israel’s systematic violations of international law came at what must have seemed an opportune moment. On May 17, the day that Bill 202, “the Standing Up Against Anti-Semitism Act, 2016: An Act respecting participation in boycotts and and other anti-Semitic actions”, was presented to the Ontario provincial legislature in Toronto and quickly passed first reading, Ontario Premier Katherine Wynne was in Israel, where she warmly shook the hand of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Jun 11 07:23

Sanders appointees want Democratic platform to reference Israeli occupation

'For too long the Democratic Party has been beholden to AIPAC,' committee member Cornel West tells platform meeting

Jun 11 04:47

Why Israel is blocking access to its archives

Most of the files should have been accessible after 15 years, with the most top-secret documents locked away for up to 70 years. In many cases, Akevot says, the classified status of documents has expired, but they have still not been made public. Reasons for denial of access are rarely given.

In other instances, documents that were already declassified – some of them decades ago – have been re-sealed and are now unavailable.

Despite the mounting secrecy, historic war crimes are still coming to light.

Jun 10 19:00

Sanders Snubs AIPAC, Trump A Rothschild Tool

Luke Rudkowski of We Are Change revealed that recently Trump has been consulting with the Rockefeller-controlled Council on Foreign Relations for foreign policy advice.

In a recent American Free Press article Michael Collins Piper discusses the heavy Rothschild/Rockefeller influence amongst GOP candidates, including Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. Piper notes that it was Trump who acquired a 93% interest in Resorts International – a long-time CIA/mob drug laundry launched by Rothschild lieutenant Meyer Lansky’s protégé Robert Vesco. Piper writes:

Jun 10 16:33

Rabbi Michael Lerner Blasts Israeli Occupation of Palestinians at Muhammad Ali's Funeral

Berkeley-based rabbi Michael Lerner spoke as a representative of the Jewish faith at Muhammad Ali’s memorial service in Louisville today, and delivered a fiery sermon

Jun 10 11:31

Only Solution to Palestinian Terrorism Is the End of the Occupation

In the wake of the deadly Tel Aviv attack, ministers voice empty bravado and call for collective punishment, thereby just pushing more Palestinians to violence. It's time Israel learned the lesson: Terrorism will continue as long as the occupation does.

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Wow! Even Ha'Aretz is saying the occupation has gone on too long!

Jun 10 10:31

FLASHBACK - ISRAEL & PALESTINE: THE MAPS TELL THE TRUE STORY

How does a defensive action result in the total conquest of someone else's lands? The answer is that it does not. Israel is the aggressor. The maps of Israel then and now prove it.

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Jun 10 10:30

OCCUPATION TO BLAME FOR TEL AVIV TERROR ATTACK

Tel Aviv Mayor Blames Terror Attack on Israel’s Occupation

Jun 10 05:11

In Tel Aviv terror attack, scholar of Israeli-Palestinian conflict becomes its victim

Dr. Michael Feige, who spent his career writing and lecturing about the effects of war and terrorism on the Israeli psyche, was one of the victims of Wednesday night’s terror attack in Sarona Market.

Jun 09 09:09

STANDING WITH ISRAEL IS STANDING ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY

We regret that Governor Cuomo is among those standing on the wrong side of history, and we express our appreciation to the growing number of courageous policymakers and citizens who stand with the Palestinian people today.

Jun 08 18:08

Disseminating Zionist Fascism by Libelling Art

Palestinian-Australian Samah Sawabi’s finely crafted lyrical play, Tales of a City by the Sea, continues to be under fire from B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission Chair, Dvir Abramovich since the play was added to the Victorian curriculum. His accusations against the Palestinian-Australian playwright are preposterously spurious,

Jun 08 18:05

Schoolgirl Leanne Betrayed ……Free-speech organisers pull the plug on her ‘Birds not Bombs’

In a highly-regarded public speaking competition 15 year-old Leanne Mohamad, a pupil at Wanstead High School in London, stood up and gave an impassioned speech about the appalling situation back home in the Holy Land. It was so moving that she won the regional final and a video of her speech was posted on the organisers’ website.

Then a blogger called Edgar Davidson complained and Leanne’s speech was deleted. He said it was “full of ignorant lies and blood libels”.

Jun 08 14:52

FLASHBACK - The Ringworm Scandal: When Israeli Doctors Killed Tens of Thousands of Arab Children

But unlike here, Israel allowed one senior health official, Dr. Chaim Sheba, to conduct a massive program of unnecessary medical treatments, at enormous expense, which actually killed many of the victims. At that time, many children developed ringworm, a non-lethal condition of fungal origin which affected the scalp. Unlike in other countries, 100,000 Jewish (and Palestinian) Arab children were irradiated in order to treat the condition. While medical protocol of the day directed that no technician receive a dose higher than .5 Roentgen, those treated could received a higher dose. A lethal dose was considered 200 Roentgen (R). The children treated received individual doses of 350R. Sometimes they received two doses (for a total of 600R). 6,000 of the victims died within the first year or so after treatment. To this day, many of the remaining victims suffer cancers, epilepsy, infertility and other brain disorders.

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Posted at listener request.

Jun 08 12:50

The Democratic Party Establishment And A Lapdog Press: A Continuing Disaster For Palestinians

The Democratic President Barack Obama has been very kind to the most right-wing Israeli government in history. The Obama administration, conjointly with Congress (in a rare act of bipartisan solidarity) has provided above and beyond the package of billions of American tax payer dollars in military aid, standard diplomatic immunity at the UN security council, plus, aside from some posturing during the very beginning of his presidency, has all but left Israel to do as it wishes in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT).

Jun 08 10:00

Israeli revelers give Palestinians the finger in march through Jerusalem’s Muslim Quarter

Thousands of Israelis marched through the alleys of Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday in a controversial parade through the Muslim Quarter that marks Israel’s capture of the ancient walled metropolis in the 1967 war against Arab armies.

Jun 08 08:11

Attacks on BDS websites linked to Israel

New evidence indicates Israel may be directly involved in attacks on the websites of the Palestinian BDS National Committee and other organizations supporting Palestinian rights.

The report came just days after a senior Israel lobby official indicated that Israel’s previously announced plans to fight the growing boycott, divestment and sanctions movement online were already being implemented.

The online security service eQualit.ie analzyed six major attacks on the bdsmovement.net website in February and March this year.

These distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks involve flooding a website with traffic generated by botnets, overwhelming the site and making it inaccessible to legitimate users. Such attacks can last hours or sometimes days.

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Those who resort to such underhanded tactics are admitting they cannot win their point of view on the facts, logic, and law.

Jun 08 07:59

Guess how Israeli justice system works?

A bunch of occupier zionist settlers attacked a poor Palestinian young boy but guess who the Israeli police arrested for the attack.

Jun 08 07:54

PLO Protests Israel to Chair UN Committee

Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi slammed on Wednesday a decision to nominate Israel to chair a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) legal committee as “asking the wolf to guard the sheep.” “It is ironic that Israel, a state that continues to breach international law and conventions, international humanitarian law and countless UN resolutions, is being nominated to head a legal committee that aims to promote international law and protect basic human rights and freedoms,” Ashrawi said in a statement. By nominating Israel, Ashrawi added, the WEOG bloc was “making a mockery of the international legal system and rewarding Israel for its flagrant violations of international law and acts of collective punishment and violence.” The Palestinian official further called on the regional bloc to withdraw its nomination of Israel, and to “hold it accountable for its persistent violations of international law and human rights.”

Jun 08 03:00

In meeting with Orthodox, Trump reveals Israel advisers: His Jewish lawyers

NEW YORK (JTA) – There were a few things Donald Trump made clear when he met Thursday with a select group of Jewish reporters, almost all of them Orthodox, at his corporate offices in Manhattan.

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly was the one who initiated Wednesday’s one-on-one powwow with Trump to mend fences, not him. He’s a great friend of Israel. He has many Orthodox Jewish friends, including his chief lawyer, Jason D. Greenblatt. And he considers himself a very loyal boss.

But in a 20-minute question-and-answer session that touched on religious liberty in the workplace, U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and federal education tax credits, Trump offered scant details.

On some substantive policy questions, the Republican front-runner for president didn’t answer at all, instead delegating the question to Greenblatt, a real estate attorney from Teaneck, New Jersey — one of two people he said he’d appoint as his White House Israel policy advisers.

More at:
http://www.jta.org/2016/04/14/news-opinion/politics/in-meeting-with-or...

Jun 07 15:33

New York Just Launched a Blatantly Unconstitutional Attack on Your Freedom of Speech

By Michaela Whitton

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has launched what has been described as a blatantly unconstitutional attack on freedom of speech. He has also been accused of establishing a dangerous precedent reminiscent of McCarthyism. In a fierce crackdown on those critical of Israeli occupation, Cuomo ordered agencies to divest from companies and organisations aligned with the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Describing the BDS movement as an economic attack on Israel, Cuomo’s executive order requires the New York State Office of General Services to create a blacklist of institutions and companies involved in the BDS movement. All state agencies will be required to divest from such companies...

Jun 07 09:24

BDS ~~ ‘THE WINNING FAILURE’

The Israeli government has claimed that the BDS Movement has had no effect on their economy ….. See THIS post from HaAretz …..

If that is the case, why are they and their supporters doing everything in their power to discredit and destroy the Movement? The latest attack coming from Governor Cuomo of New York State ….

Jun 07 07:28

Hooray! 'Anonymous' Attacks Fox, CNN, NBC For Lying About Israel's Crimes

Broadly speaking, the goal of the #OpSilence is to attack all the corrupt major news networks that mislead and censor information from the general public. More specifically, the news agencies who conceal the crimes of Israel, while misleading the population about the mistreatment of the Palestinian people. The operation is off to a quick start, Ghost Squad has successfully” carried out DDoS attacks on CNN and FOX News” already just this month. More attacks are promised, NBC and MSM appears to be their next target.

Jun 07 04:20

Muhammad Ali: I declare support for the Palestinian liberation struggle – MSM won’t report it

Dr. Kevin Barrett writes: "The mainstream media doesn’t want you to know one important thing about Muhammad Ali: His all-out, unreserved support for the liberation struggle of the Palestinian people against Zionist genocide."

Jun 06 19:44

Hillary Clinton: Electing a Foreign Spy for President?

As Sherlock Holmes would say, “We are entering in deep waters, Watson”.

The executive leadership now faces the problem of how to deal with a traitor, who may be the Democratic Party nominee for US President. How do the executive leadership and intelligence agencies back a foreign spy for president, who has been deeply compromised and can be blackmailed? This may explain why the FBI, NSA, and CIA hesitate to press charges; hesitate to even seriously investigate, despite the obvious nature of her offenses. Most of all it explains why there is no indication of the identity of Secretary Clinton’s correspondents in the various reports so far available.

Jun 06 15:42

Israel wants a peace process – but only if it’s doomed to fail

Jonathan Cook examines Binyamin Netanyahu’s deceitful manoeuvrings intended to ride out the French peace initiative until Obama’s successor is installed next year, by which time Netanyahu can forget about the threat of a two-state solution.

Jun 06 13:56

Schoolgirl Leanne Betrayed: Free-speech organisers pull the plug on her “Birds not Bombs”

Stuart Littlewood views how the UK “champions” of free speech succumbed to a Zionist blogger by silencing a young Palestinian winner of a public speaking competition, and tells docile Palestinian officials that they have much to learn from the young girl.

Jun 06 06:46

Israel has destroyed $74 million worth of EU projects

An $11-million farming project in the Jordan Valley, a $61,200 playground near Nablus and an elementary school serving a Bedouin community east of Jerusalem: all have been destroyed by Israel.

These are just a few examples of the at least 150 European-funded structures in the occupied West Bank that Israel demolished in the first three months of 2016.

Israel has destroyed more homes, businesses and public infrastructure in these months than in all of 2015, according to a new report by the non-profit Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor, or Euro-Med.

Jun 06 06:10

A Short History of the Colonization of Palestine

Myth: “‘Israel’ was a land without a people for a people without a land.”

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Jun 05 15:33

Israel’s political and media cesspit

Uri Avnery explains the Israeli conundrum of a government undermining the army, and the peace camp putting its trust in the high command, with perhaps some praying to a God they don't believe in for a military coup they would not approve of.

Jun 05 10:58

Israeli Woman Lied About Rape, Palestinian Kid Still Faces Prison

The actual rape victim, a young Palestinian under the age of consent, will face prison time for unlawfully entering Israel while the perpetrator walks away free after making false accusations.

Jun 05 07:27

The French peace initiative 'emptied of all substance'

The French initiative, as it has come to be known, was first proposed by the Hollande government last year. In its original form, it consisted of a draft United Nations Security Council resolution that would set forth clear parameters for Israeli-Palestinian peace, along with mechanisms and a timeline for achieving them.

Faced with concerted US opposition and Israeli hostility , the Quai d'Orsay repeatedly watered down its terms and, concluding that US support for any such resolution would not be forthcoming as a matter of principle, ultimately chose to capitulate rather than stand its ground.

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Merde!

Jun 05 05:15

Vanishing Palestine: The making of Israel's occupation

It has been 49 years since that day, and the West Bank and Golan Heights remain illegally occupied, while the Gaza Strip has been crippled under a nine-year blockade that has denied 1.8 million Palestinians their rights to access medical equipment, clean water, food and materials necessary to rebuild homes, schools and hospitals destroyed in repeated Israeli bombardments.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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