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Aug 03 08:33

Surge in Israeli attacks on journalists

During the two weeks of sustained Palestinian protests in occupied East Jerusalem over Israel’s attempts to tighten control over the al-Aqsa mosque compound, press groups monitored a surge in violations against journalists.

The Ramallah-based Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) recorded dozens of violations committed by Israeli occupation forces, who reportedly attacked, arrested and threatened journalists covering Palestinian protests in the city.

Israeli police barred journalists from entering the Old City of Jerusalem, while Israeli settlers and tourists entered freely.

Aug 02 09:45

No time for shallow diplomacy, Christians, in the religious war on churches in the Holy Land

Stuart Littlewood examines the indifference of the Western Church establishments to the desperate cry for help from the National Coalition of Christian Organisations in Palestine, and argues the case for resetting the Christian-Jewish dialogue.>>

Aug 02 08:35

CORPORATE MEDIA BLACKOUT NEWS ~~CAUGHT ON VIDEO ~~ SHOOTING TO KILL IN PALESTINE

This video shows an Israeli soldier firing at Palestinian youths who are running away across a field. One of them, a 17-year-old boy, is hit and falls down. The Israeli soldier then strikes the boy on the head with the barrel of a gun as he lies on the ground, causing serious, potentially life-threatening injuries.

Aug 02 08:35

PALESTINE IS NOT A PIZZA PIE! ~~ TOON FOR THE DAY

My beloved Palestinians, please don’t be fooled, Israel removed metal detectors from al-Aqsa but land grabbing in East Jerusalem continues!

Aug 01 14:03

Zion declares war on British Jazz

In the past my detractors at least attempted to counter my arguments and debate with me. They didn’t get too far. But since the publication of my new book Being in Time: A Post-Political Manifesto, they have changed their tactics: they are now determined to obliterate my international jazz career...>>

Aug 01 12:33

Crackdown aims to 'silence' Palestinian journalists

Earlier this month, Jihad Barakat, a journalist with Palestine Today TV, was on his way from the northern West Bank city of Nablus to a village in the Tulkarem area to visit family, when he noticed something unusual at an Israeli military checkpoint.

In contravention of protocol, Israeli soldiers were searching the convoy of Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah. Barakat took out his phone and documented the incident; hours later, he was detained by Palestinian security forces.

Media rights activists and journalists quickly took to social media to voice frustration and demand that Barakat be released. A hashtag "Where is Jihad" was assigned to social media posts condemning his detention, and a protest was held by journalists in front of the prime minister's office. The local journalists' union was contacted to act on his behalf.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the PA and Israeli politicians don't like the unfavorable coverage they believe they are getting from Palestinian news outlets, I have a terrific idea; just please stop the behaviour which is leading to such negative coverage!!

You're welcome!! :-)

Aug 01 11:59

Zion Declares War on British Jazz

Back in the day, my detractors at least attempted to encounter my arguments and debate me. They didn’t get too far. Since the publication of my new book Being in Time: a Post-Political Manifesto, they have changed their tactics: they insist on obliterating my international jazz career.

Earlier today, a book shop in Oxford that regularly hosts my concerts posted the attached letter (see below) to my Facebook page. The Oxford venue received the letter from the ultra-Zionist Campaign Against Antisemitsm (CAA). The CAA letter is blatantly and intentionally defamatory and duplicitous.

The CAA and other Zionist institutions have been busy subjecting every British jazz venue that features my music to intense harassment. It is no secret that Zionism has been destroying Palestine, its people and its culture for decades. However, eradicating British culture and British jazz in particular may be taking this carnage one step too far.

Aug 01 09:36

Israel stole sensitive al-Aqsa documents: Trust

The documents comprise title deeds proving the body’s ownership of a large number of immovable properties, as well as secret files bearing information on the mosque and religious courthouses, he said.

Khater said the papers feature data on around 90 percent of the properties lying in Jerusalem al-Quds’ Old City, where the compound is located, which could enable Tel Aviv to confiscate the properties upon misuse.

Aug 01 09:04

Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Calls on Muslims to Oppose Israel Over Temple Mount

The Jerusalem Post reports: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called on Muslims to take the opportunity of the Hajj rituals to take a united stance against “Israeli efforts to control the Aksa Mosque.”

Aug 01 09:03

Thousands of Anti-Israel Islamists in Turkey Protest: ‘Hit, Hit Zionists’

Thousands of Turkish anti-Israel Islamists took to the streets in Istanbul Sunday to protest Israel’s since-removed security measures on the Temple Mount, while a jingle blasting from loudspeakers declared, “Hit, hit Zionists.”

Aug 01 03:52

Palestine: Apartheid, Stolen Lives and Land, History Erased, United Nations Deaf Mute

Israel - ever presented as the eternal victim - has not just made a mockery of the words but also of the Balfour letter of 2nd November 1917 and trampled on both ever since. Balfour: "His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine ..." (Emphasis added.) So much for the "rights" of the Palestinians. Between November 1947 and November 1948 five hundred and thirty one Palestinian towns and villages had been "ethnically cleansed." (1) By 1952 it was six hundred and fifteen.(2)... The land grabs are illegal and violate: U.N. Charter, Article 2(4) & 51 (1945); Declaration on Principles of International Law Concerning Friendly Relations..., Principle 1 (1970). Settlements on occupied lands violate Geneva Conventions IV, Article 49(6) (1949).

Jul 31 13:30

Palestinians to be removed from Jerusalem census

A hundred thousand Palestinians in neighbourhoods outside the security barrier surrounding occupied East Jerusalem face removal from the city’s census. Under Israeli proposals, they would be placed in a new municipality, thus losing their residency status.

The move is seen as a ploy to placate far-right Jewish groups outraged at the removal of security measures at Al Haram Al Sharif.

Jul 31 10:19

My child died before my eyes

Wisam, a 6-year-old boy, coughs harshly as his father watches over his bed. Wisam has cystic fibrosis; Gaza’s hospitals lack the enzyme treatments he needs to stay alive.

The uncertainty about what will happen to Wisam is causing his father, Bahjat Abu Rashid, great anxiety. Two years ago, Bahjat’s only other son, Muhammad, died. Bahjat said that Muhammad had a heart problem and was prevented from receiving surgery in Israel.

“If this situation continues, I will lose my second son,” Bahjat said. “We’re paying the price of political conflicts.”

Wisam is being treated in Gaza City’s Abdelaziz al-Rantisi pediatric hospital. Doctors have told Bahjat that his son could die at any moment.

As treatment for cystic fibrosis is expensive, providing for the medical needs of people with this genetic disorder is difficult under any circumstances. Yet the problems of patients in Gaza have worsened a great deal recently.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Shame on Israel, Fatah, and the Palestinian Authority for not allowing people to be treated with appropriate drugs or therapies for their illnesses!

This is....just bloody criminal, particularly in the case of children, dying needlessly.

Jul 31 09:56

Mass rally in Istanbul over Israel's Jerusalem measures

Thousands of supporters of a conservative Turkish party rallied in Istanbul on Sunday to protest measures taken by Israel in Jerusalem and show solidarity with the Palestinians.

Israel had angered Turkey by installing metal detectors and security cameras at the Haram al-Sharif holy site in Jerusalem, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, following a July 14 attack in which gunmen killed two policemen.

Jul 31 09:50

Ayatollah Khamenei calls on Hajj pilgrims to take stand on al-Aqsa

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Muslims should use the Hajj rituals this year to take a united stance against Israeli efforts to control the al-Aqsa Mosque.

Tensions are still high at Islam's third holiest site in Jerusalem al-Quds where Israel deployed troops last week to restrict access to Palestinian worshipers but had to climb down amid fears that the standoff could turn to a large-scale revolt.

"The Zionists have become emboldened and rude, giving themselves the right to get tough with the owners of the al-Aqsa Mosque and prevent them," Ayatollah Khamenei told a group of officials in charge of annual Hajj in Tehran Sunday.

Jul 31 09:24

New York Times ignores Israeli calls for ethnic cleansing

The seven Palestinians and three Israelis killed since last Friday – after Israel installed metal detectors at the entrances to the al-Aqsa mosque compound – were all slain in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, as well as in the Gaza Strip.

Just as misleading, Kershner referred Wednesday to “Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem” with no mention of the fact that this is occupied territory or that the UN Security Council and all governments in the world reject Israel’s unilateral claim to have annexed the city.

Jul 30 10:42

BDS, human rights and the Jews

Lawrence Davidson examines the achievements of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement as it enters its 13th year, and debunks the Israeli arguments intended to destroy it, including the attempt to identify it with anti-Semitism.>>

Jul 30 10:06

Bibi Ignited Al-Aqsa Tensions to Divert Attention from Probes: Ex-Israeli PM

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak says the current premier Benjamin Netanyahu sparked recent tensions at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in a bid to distract public attention from the investigations into the corruption allegations against him.

Jul 30 09:13

WONDERFUL TOON TO START THE WEEK ~~ ISRAEL’S BITTER DEFEAT

Israeli police said they were barring men under 50 from entering Jerusalem’s Old City for Friday Muslim prayers as tensions rose over new security measures at a supersensitive holy site.

“Entry to the Old City and Temple Mount will be limited to men aged 50 and over. Women of all ages will be permitted,” a police statement said.

Tensions have risen after Israeli police installed metal detectors at entrances to the Haram al-Sharif mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, following an attack nearby that killed two policemen.

The move angered Palestinian and other Muslims who saw it as Israel asserting further control over the site.

Palestinians have been refusing to enter the compound since then, and hundreds have been holding prayers outside, with clashes occasionally breaking out with Israeli police.

Jul 30 08:48

These are the Israeli leaders who want to destroy al-Aqsa

Missing from commentaries across the board has been any acknowledgment of the role played by fanatical settlers intent on wresting control of the al-Aqsa compound in occupied East Jerusalem and eventually destroying it as part of an apocalyptic vision.

The compound, known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif and to Jews as Temple Mount, includes the al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock. It is one of the holiest shrines for Muslims all over the world, as well as a touchstone of Palestinian identity.

Jul 29 16:02

Gaza, this “poor desperate place”: Waiting for the end?

A Palestinian mother of three writes to Stuart Littlewood from the Gaza Strip explaining how her life, and the lives of others from the strip, have become near-impossible in the three years since she wrote to him last.>>

Jul 29 13:24

Hate plc: UK’s taxpayer-funded hate-crime industry

In March 2016 the British government pledged £13.4 million to the Community Security Trust (CST), a Jewish body that is committed to fighting hatred against one group only. One would expect that, with all that money, the CST would do its job and curb anti Semitism. But the miracle is that the opposite has occurred. Just two weeks later, according to the CST’s statistics, anti Semitism went through the roof...

This conclusion to be drawn from the CST’s statistics is that the more public money is allocated to fight anti Semitism, the more anti Semitic the Britons become.

If this is the case, the cure for British anti Semitism may be within reach:  to fight anti Semitism, deprive the CST and similar organisations of taxpayers’ money! >>

Jul 29 08:50

RABBIS CALL ON JEWS TO VISIT TEMPLE MOUNT ‘TO STRENGTHEN OUR CLAIM TO THIS HOLY PLACE’

The Temple Mount is the holiest place in Judaism, and is believed to be the site of variou Biblical accounts, including the Binding of Isaac.

Jul 29 08:40

Muslim countries to hold urgent Istanbul meeting on al-Aqsa crisis

Foreign ministers of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) will convene in Istanbul on Aug. 1 to discuss ongoing tension in east Jerusalem after Israel attempted to restrict the use of the Harem al-Sherif for Muslims, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a written statement.

According to the statement, Turkey made the call for the extraordinary meeting as the term president of the OIC.

The OIC Executive Committee will discuss recent developments, read the statement without giving details.

The statement came on July 28, when Israel banned men under 50 from disputed Jerusalem holy site for the day in anticipation of more mass protests.

Jul 28 15:42

Video: ‘Tipping Point’: Israel & Palestine Trade Barbs At UNSC Over Jerusalem Protests

Clashes broke out in Jerusalem again on Tuesday, as a standoff continues between Muslim worshippers and Israeli police.

Jul 28 09:36

The German People Cannot Ignore the Crimes Committed by Israel?

The German People Cannot Repeat Their Past Disingenuous Claim of "Not Having Known About What Was Happening"

Jul 28 09:25

Violence breaks out in Jerusalem as Muslim worshippers throw stones at Western Wall and Israeli police fire stun grenades in violent dispute over entry to holy site amid warning of 'religious war'

Israeli police fired tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades at Palestinians following a dispute over a holy site in Jerusalem.

Muslim worshippers retaliated by throwing stones at the Western Wall following days of intense violence in Jerusalem's Old City.

Fighting erupted shortly after Palestinians rushed to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which was reopened following an 11-day boycott by Muslims over Israeli security measures.

The head of the Arab League warned Thursday that Israeli attempts to control highly sensitive religious sites in Jerusalem by force risk igniting a 'religious war'.

Jul 28 09:00

A PALESTINIAN VOICE FROM THE PAST

Peace has two parents: Freedom and Justice. And occupation is the natural begetter of violence.

My friends and colleagues, thank you for your noble act of solidarity. Thank you for your brave initiative to break the psychological siege inflicted upon us. Thank you for resisting the invitation to dance on our graves. Know that we are still here; that we still live.

Jul 27 15:03

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!

Jul 27 10:27

America’s BDS Law: Attack on Far More than Free Speech

But the efforts to stymie boycott efforts in the United States and elsewhere — similar legislation has popped up in Europe — are far more sinister than just restricting the free speech and political expression of American and other supporters of Palestinians. Its true purpose is to block one of the few remaining legitimate, nonviolent tactics Palestinians have for achieving national self-determination and individual rights.

When the Israeli government and its supporters (the Senate bill is being promoted by AIPAC) attempt to delegitimize the Palestinian-led boycott — a political and economic pressure tactic well within the normative democratic toolbox — they are actually saying that Palestinians do not have the same political rights as others with regards to individual political expression, but more importantly, the right to national self-determination.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel's government wants to make it illegal for anyone to criticize the actions of Israel's government; the sure sign of growing dictatorship!

Jul 27 09:31

Israel’s Deliberate Trajectory Towards an Escalating Conflict

The short-term policies of the now discredited Netanyahu government that are aligned towards ensuring another war with Hezbollah and Hamas, treat the future of the next generation of both Israelis and Arabs, with complete contempt.

Netanyahu and his cabinet know full well that they are on a deliberate trajectory towards an escalating conflict with the blockaded peoples of Gaza and the West Bank who are forced to exist with virtually no electricity, or power, whilst Israelis in Tel Aviv’s affluent marina playground, in Herzliya, cavort about in their power boats as they plan their next luxury vacation to New York and the capitals of Europe.

Jul 27 09:12

REVEALED: Jewish Extremist Plan to Destroy al-Aqsa in Jerusalem

The level of incitement surrounding one of the most sensitive holy sites in the world has never been higher, and now Jewish Israeli extremists are coming to the fore to reveal the true Israeli fundamentalist Zionist desire regarding the formerly ‘neutral’ city of Jerusalem.

According to writer Dan Cohen (see article below), the following Israeli leaders and politicians who support a Jewish takeover of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem:

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Jul 27 09:02

Netanyahu's dangerous delusion

The Israeli right no longer bothers to conceal its abhorrence of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that would provide the Palestinians with an independent state alongside Israel. It also rejects a one man, one vote solution, the fundamental principle of democratic rule, for one binational state between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. Instead, the right boasts of its ability to manage the conflict with reasonable or negligible cost to Israel’s diplomacy, security or economy. It argues that Israel can manage quite well without resolving the conflict and by accelerating development of its settlements on occupied Palestinian territory.

Jul 27 08:56

IN VIDEOS ~~ REMEMBERING HIROSHIMA AND PALESTINE

Hiroshima before the U.S. destroyed it.

Jul 26 10:55

Israeli settlers occupy historical building in al-Khalil

A large group of Israeli settlers have occupied a historical building in the West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron).

"Tens of Israelis entered a restricted building adjacent to the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron and security forces are currently on the spot," said an Israeli military spokeswoman on Tuesday.

Local residents said that after forcefully entering the building, the settlers proceeded to rise an Israeli flag above it. They also noted the Israeli forces had arrived at the scene, but were not approaching the occupied building.

The occupied structure is next to Ibrahimi Mosque, which is believed to be the burial site of various biblical figures such as Abraham.

Jul 26 10:55

Al-Aqsa administrator urges continued refusal to enter holy site

A religious trust that manages Islamic edifices at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound has called on worshipers to keep refusing to enter the holy site until changes in Israel’s restrictions there have been assessed.

The Jerusalem Islamic Waqf said in a statement on Tuesday that Muslims should continue to stay away from the compound in protest pending a review of the new Israeli measures.

“No entry into al-Aqsa Mosque until after an assessment by a Waqf technical committee and the return of the situation to how it was before the 14th of this month,” the statement read, referring to the date when a deadly shootout outside the Haram al-Sharif, which Jews call Temple Mount, provoked tensions in Jerusalem al-Quds.

Jul 26 10:23

Dozens injured in latest al-Aqsa clashes over Israeli restrictions

Dozens of Palestinians have been injured as Israeli forces attack protesters gathered outside the main entrance to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds.

The latest round of violence erupted on Tuesday as Israeli troops resorted to force in order to disperse Palestinians demonstrating against the Tel Aviv regime’s restrictive measures at the compound.

According to local reports, several reporters and a young child were among those injured.

On Tuesday morning, Israeli authorities removed metal detectors installed at the Bab al-Asbat and Bab al-Nather entrances of al-Aqsa Mosque compound, but kept surveillance cameras to monitor Muslim worshipers.

Jul 26 09:07

TOON OF THE DAY ~~ 3 EASY WAYS TO ESCALATE TENSION IN JERUSALEM

Jul 25 11:33

Erdogan: ‘Israeli soldiers pollute Al-Aqsa grounds with combat boots, easily spill blood’

Muslims should use every opportunity to go to Jerusalem to help protect the Al-Aqsa mosque, which Israeli soldiers are “carelessly polluting” while “easily spilling blood,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

Muslims should support their brothers in faith suffering from Israel’s actions at the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, Erdogan told members of the ruling AK Party on Tuesday.

“From here I call upon all Muslims. Those who are able to should visit Al-Aqsa… Those who cannot visit Al-Aqsa should send aid to our brothers there,” Erdogan said in Ankara, as cited by the state-run Anadolu news agency.

Jul 25 08:31

Israel airstrikes pound Gaza amid ongoing Jerusalem tensions

Five Israeli airstrikes hit a Hamas position in southern Gaza on Monday, a security source said, amid tensions in Jerusalem over Israel's actions at Al-Aqsa mosque.

Separate strikes hit farming land in central Gaza, hours after a missile was fired across the border from the Palestinian enclave, with no injuries reported in either incident, the source confirmed.

Jul 25 08:30

UN warns of catastrophic outcome of al-Aqsa tensions

The UN has warned that recent tensions caused by restrictions imposed on the al-Aqsa Mosque may have a catastrophic outcome.

"I call on the parties to refrain from provocative actions, show restraint and work towards finding a solution. It is extremely important that a solution to the current crisis be found by Friday this week. I think the dangers on the ground will escalate if we go through another cycle of Friday prayer without a resolution to this current crisis," said United Nations Middle East Envoy Nickolay Mladenov on Monday.

Jul 24 14:00

Video: 3 Israelis & 3 Palestinians Killed In Protests In Jerusalem, Palestine Freezes Contacts With Israel

New reports say three Israelis have been killed and one wounded in a stabbing attack in the West Bank.

Jul 24 12:07

Livni warns Israel close to 'pan-Muslim conflict'

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tsipi Livni on Monday told Israeli Army Radio that the country is facing a "serious deterioration" in its current crisis situation. "We are a step away from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and cooperation with Jordan and other Sunni states turning into a pan-Muslim event against the State of Israel," Livni said.

Jul 24 11:44

Israel 'to close embassy and consulate' in Turkey after Jordan incident

Israel has reportedly closed its embassy and consulate in Turkey amid rising tensions over the al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry ordered the closure of its embassy in Anakara and consulate in Istanbul as as a "precautionary" measure, Israeli news website NRG reported, citing a political source.

Jul 24 09:33

Palestinian leader halts security co-operation with Israel over mosque dispute

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has said he had halted security cooperation with Israel after authorities refused to remove metal detectors at the entrance to al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, raising fears of an escalation of violence.

The halt came after a bloody weekend in which three Israelis were murdered by a Palestinian in a West Bank settlement and four Palestinian protesters were killed by Israeli forces, in some of the worst violence in recent years.

The Palestinian attacker, Omar al-Abed, wrote on his Facebook before the attack that he wanted to “die for al-Aqsa”.

Jul 24 09:20

Israel advances settlement plans despite Donald Trump's plea

Israel has advanced plans for more than 3,000 homes in West Bank settlements this week, despite US President Donald Trump's call to hold back on such projects as he seeks ways to restart peace efforts.

Israel pushed forward with the plans as it also marked 50 years since the Six-Day War, fought from June 5-10, 1967 and which began its continuing occupation of the West Bank.

Jul 24 09:13

Five things you need to know about al-Aqsa

The last couple of weeks have seen daily demonstrations and confrontations between Israeli forces and Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Tensions have risen in occupied East Jerusalem's Old City after Israel shut down al-Aqsa Mosque compound for the first time since 1969, after a deadly gun battle between Palestinian citizens of Israel and Israeli forces.

The attack, which took place on July 14, ended in the deaths of two Israeli police officers and three Palestinian attackers. Israel subsequently closed the site for Friday prayers and reopened it the next Sunday with new measures of control, including metal detectors and additional cameras, at the compound's entrances.

Jul 24 09:10

Israeli measures at al-Aqsa will 'increase resistance'

New Israeli measures of control will fuel the uprising in the occupied Palestinian territories, experts say.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which is what Netanyahu wants!

Jul 24 09:07

IN PHOTOS ~~ SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINIANS ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT

With the increasing intensity of conflict at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Zionist state and the deaths of three Palestinians the American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) of New Jersey called for a protest street demonstration at the cross roads of the world: New York City’s Times Square.

Here where hundreds and hundreds of people pass every hour about five hundred people took to the street to shout their anger and demand a free Palestine. Older people and younger ones, mothers with their children in strollers carried the Palestinian colors.

Jul 24 09:02

Enraged worshipers again confront police near Temple Mount

In yet another display of violence over Temple Mount metal detectors, Muslim worshipers conclude prayers outside the compound by clashing with Israeli security forces: 'We'll continue to be here until the death, even if you shoot us.'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It isn't the metal detectors. Israel has banned everyone under the age of fifty from entering.

Jul 24 08:48

The al-Aqsa metal detectors aren't a security measure

Israel has been using the pretext of security to quietly continue the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their land.

Jul 24 08:36

Paul Joseph Watson Exposes Israeli Genocide of Palestinians in Gaza

Jul 24 08:00

Video: Israel’s extremism stoking Jerusalem violence

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is refusing to remove metal detectors at the gates of Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound, despite advice from the Israeli army and Shin Bet secret police that he should do so.

I told Al Jazeera English on Saturday evening that Netanyahu’s rejection of this advice is a further indication that his move is political – part of Israel’s plan to consolidate its control over al-Aqsa, one of the holiest sites for Muslims.

Jul 24 07:56

Gaza in Context

Jul 23 09:16

Israeli attack in E. Jerusalem


Twenty people were wounded in violent clashes between worshipers and occupation forces in the vicinity of the Al-Aqsa Mosque after Friday prayers, which thousands of Palestinians carried out at the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Israeli occupation forces prevented Palestinian men under 50 from entering the Old City and Al-Aqsa Mosque. The mini decided to keep the electronic gates in front of the entrances of Al-Aqsa Mosque to search the worshipers before entering the courtyards of the Temple Mount.

Jul 23 08:52

Arab League chief warns Israel not to trespass "red line"

The Arab League (AL) Secretary General Ahmed Aboul-Ghiet warned Israel on Sunday that Jerusalem is "a red line" that cannot be bypassed.

"Israel is playing with fire and is igniting a big crisis with the Arab and Muslim world because of its measures in Jerusalem," Aboul-Ghiet's spokesman said in a press statement.

He added that Israel is attempting to impose a new reality in East Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Muslims' third holiest site.

Jul 23 08:51

British protesters hold anti-Israel rallies in London

Hundreds of British people have held a protest in front of the Israeli embassy in London amid rising tensions over Israel’s imposition of restrictive measures at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds.

Jul 23 08:49

NETANYAHU'S LIKUD PARTY TO VOTE AGAINST PALESTINIAN STATE ON TUESDAY

The party has long opposed the creation of a Palestinian state, and will solidify this position yet again on Tuesday.

Jul 23 08:48

Leaked: Netanyahu tells European leaders concern for Palestinians is ‘crazy’

In private remarks to the leaders of Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia that were accidentally broadcast to members of the Israeli media outside the room, Netanyahu was overheard calling it “crazy” for the EU to insist that Israel honour Article 2 of an association agreement signed in 1995 which makes trade with the bloc conditional on Israel’s “respect for human rights and democratic principles.”

Recordings of the Israeli leader’s comments, made by correspondents for Haaretz and Israel’s Channel 2 News, were quickly posted online.

Jul 23 08:47

Egypt, Jordan discuss adopting measures over Israeli actions at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Cairo and Amman discussed on Saturday possible measures that could be taken after the recent Israeli escalation against Palestinians at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque, according to a statement by Egypt’s foreign ministry.

Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry received a phone call from his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi on Saturday where they discussed the “dangerous violations against Palestinians by the Israeli occupation forces.”

Jul 23 08:47

ROCKET LAUNCHED FROM GAZA OVERNIGHT FOUND IN SOUTHERN ISRAEL

The army confirmed on Sunday that a rocket fired from northern Gaza landed in Israeli territory overnight.

According to a statement by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit the rocket was found in an open area in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here comes the next bombing attack on Gaza!


The above is supposedly the remnant of the rocket fired from Gaza. In the absence of any combustion products, it looks more like a busted piece of pipe left over from someone's bathroom renovation.

Jul 23 08:40

Iran's Parliament Advisor Warns Israel of New Intifada

Senior Advisor to the Iranian Parliament Speaker Hossein Amir Abdollahian underlined that the restrictions imposed by Israel on the Palestinian people in al-Aqsa mosque will lead to a new Intifada.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which is what Netanyahu wants.

Jul 23 08:40

THE TEMPLE MOUNT ~~ ISRAEL’S MIGHT, BUT NOT ITS RIGHT

The claim that the Haram al-Sharif belongs to Israel has as much legitimacy as a rapist’s claim that the body of his victim belongs to him.

Jul 22 15:57

The Balfour Declaration: Time to say sorry. Time we made amends.

Stuart Littlewood reminds us of Britain’s overwhelming responsibility for the dispossession and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people, and explains why the British state must apologise for its duplicitous role in the crime.>>

Jul 22 10:50

Ramses II was King Solomon

Very few equivalences in ancient times are so certain as the equivalence of Ramses II with King Solomon. Indeed, no mainstream scholar has been able to present even the most minimal requisite evidence necessary to rebut my challenge to current chronology as posted at https://listhost.uchicago.edu/pipermail/ane/2003-July/009941.html

Egyptologists, Oriental and Biblical scholars do not like to be confronted with facts - rather, they continue to build their nice little houses of cards as if facts contrary to their ill-conceived theories and chronologies simply did not exist. The closed-minded majority of Egyptologists seem to have a limited capacity for critical thinking.

Just how long did Ramses reign? They assume it is 67 years of sole regency, but the evidence is against them.

It is quite clear that Ramses did not rule alone for 67 years but like Solomon only ruled 40 years as a sole regent.

Jul 22 08:18

“Greater Israel” in the Making? Israel to Control Mediterranean From Beirut to Gaza?

Hiding behind the usual accusations of ‘antisemitism’, the US Zionist movement is now in a position to control EU foreign policy as well as that of America through the new French President, the British Prime Minister (CFI) and the US Congress (AIPAC) together with the tacit approval of Germany’s Angela Merkel (who has already supplied Israel with a fleet of submarines now armed with nuclear cruise missiles). Not a bad achievement for a neo-colonial, minority political Zionist movement, in the 21st century!

Jul 22 08:15

Kicked off The Temple Mount, again!

Jul 21 13:51

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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Jul 21 12:17

The US Empire, the CIA, and the NGOs

The CIA recruited the Muslim Brotherhood to fight a proxy war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, which led to the withdrawal of the Soviets from the Hindu Kush. Since then, the CIA used the mercenaries to fight more proxy wars in the Balkans, Chechnya, and Azerbaijan. Due to the wars of aggression against Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen the US and its vassal states created sectarian violence that led to civil wars. Right now, the CIA and the Muslim Brotherhood are present in the form of ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

Jul 21 09:20

Amid fuel crisis, Gaza’s swimmers find themselves covered in sewage

Goalkeeper in a pick-up game in Gaza’s Sheikh Ejleen beach, Mohammed Abu Mahaadi, 27, feels sweaty. He rushes to the sea, diving for seconds into wavy black-gray spots at the end of a foamy break. Dozens of dead jellyfish and sea crabs are in view. When he emerges, Abu Mahaadi’s body is covered in a sludge, sewage water pumped into Gaza’s sea, an effect of the current fuel crisis where there is no longer power to generate the Strip’s waste treatment plant.

Gaza’s electricity crisis began last April when the Palestinian Authority (PA) told Israel that it will no longer pay for the electricity Tel Aviv supplies, which was about half of the power running Gaza. The PA had been covering those bills in part because Israel does not deal directly with Hamas who governs Gaza. Once the payments stopped at the end of April, long blackouts spread across Gaza.

Jul 21 09:12

Protests rage on as Israel tightens grip on Aqsa

Palestinians continue holding demonstrations outside the al-Aqsa Mosque compound to voice their outrage at Israel’s latest move to impose new restrictive measures at the holy site.

Jul 21 09:12

Israeli forces attack Palestinian protesters outside al-Aqsa compound

At least 70 Palestinians have been injured during clashes with Israeli forces in East Jerusalem al-Quds.

Jul 21 08:39

Palestine’s Refusal to Comply ~ By John Pilger

They gave as an example their crop of Jaffa oranges, which was exported to the rest of the world. What a triumph against the odds of nature and humanity’s neglect.

It was the first lie. Most of the orange groves and vineyards belonged to Palestinians who had been tilling the soil and exporting oranges and grapes to Europe since the eighteenth century. The former Palestinian town of Jaffa was known by its previous inhabitants as “the place of sad oranges”.

On the kibbutz, the word “Palestinian” was never used. Why, I asked. The answer was a troubled silence.

Jul 21 07:38

Israel trying to remove Palestinian heritage: Analyst

Shakdam said that there is a clear attempt to erase the religious heritage in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories.

Israel is trying to “deny Palestinian heritage”, claiming that the al-Aqsa Mosque belongs to the Zionists, the commentator said on Thursday night.

According to Shakdam, the Israeli regime is trying to “exacerbate hatred and divisions” within religious communities.

Jul 20 09:01

PLAYING WITH FIRE ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT OF JERUSALEM

Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu is dealing with latest tensions at the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem with an odd combination of insolence, recklessness, irresponsibility and a great deal of shortsightedness.

Jul 20 08:35

Israeli officer punches Muslim worshiper in the face as clashes continue near Temple Mount (VIDEO)

Israeli police used stun grenades to disperse a crowd of Palestinian protesters who clashed with authorities for the fourth day running following the introduction of new security measures at Jerusalem's sacred Temple Mount or Noble Sanctuary as referred to by Muslims.

Clashes erupted Wednesday shortly after the afternoon prayers near the Lions Gate to the Old City of Jerusalem, where up 200 Muslim worshippers gathered to pray.

Following the prayers, a few worshipers started shouting against the recent security upgrades at the site, holy to both Muslims and Jews.

Jul 19 13:52

THE PRICE FOR CRITICIZING ISRAEL

There are very few journalist in the U.S. or Europe who have the courage to report fairly on Israel’s seemingly endless illegal occupation of Palestinian lands. Personally, as a Jewish-American, and the grandson of a revered Rabbi, I have been roundly denounced by pro-Israeli representatives and their Zionist lobbyists in the U.S.

Jul 19 08:42

GLOBAL SILENCE ON GAZA MUST BE BROKEN

After 10 years of Israeli siege, the United Nations says Gaza is effectively unlivable.

Israel has consigned the people of Gaza to “living in abject poverty under practically inhuman conditions unparalleled in the modern world,” the human rights group B’Tselem said last month.

Jul 19 08:41

MUST SEE VIDEO ~~ ‘THIS IS PALESTINE’

Nothing new here for anyone aware of ground zero in Palestine or has been awake the past 50 years, but footage of some heart-wrenching scenes reminds us all that there are real people behind the daily headlines and statistics.

Jul 19 08:07

Trump presidency makes Benjamin Netanyahu feel 'terribly empowered' against Palestinians

Under the Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu, we see yet more restrictions, and for the first time the Friday prayer for Muslims was blocked in Haram al-Sharif, also known as Temple Mount, Ramzy Baroud, the editor of Palestine Chronicle.com told RT.

Muslim worshipers on Monday clashed with Israeli police outside the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Three people were injured. The Palestinians were turned away from their evening prayers, and hurled stones and other projectiles at the Israeli guards.

The violence comes after the Temple Mount, or the al-?aram al-Sharif ('Noble Sanctuary') as referred to by Muslims, was closed on Friday for the first time after two Israeli police officers were killed by three Arab-Israeli attackers.

Jul 19 08:07

Over 30 People Injured in Clashes in Jerusalem Temple Mount Complex

Over 30 people protesting against the recently installed metal detectors at the Temple mount complex in Jerusalem were injured in clashes with the security forces, local media reported.

Jul 17 13:47

ISRAEL UNVEILS PLANS FOR ARTIFICIAL ISLAND OFF GAZA

Israel has unveiled more details of its controversial plan to build an artificial island off the Gaza Strip. The five billion euro project, which includes a cargo terminal and an airport, is designed, Israel says, to boost the impoverished Palestinian enclave’s economy and the humanitarian needs of its nearly two million residents.

Jul 17 13:30

Israeli forces attack Palestinian worshipers at al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli forces have attacked Palestinian worshipers at an entrance to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, leaving 18 people injured.

According to Ma’an news agency, the mosque is still under Israeli control despite the reopening of some of its doors after the regime installed electronic gates at three entrances to the mosque and closed the others.

Jul 17 09:02

FLASHBACK 2007 - Killings on the Temple Mount #1

Jul 17 08:42

PALESTINE AWAITS THE DEMISE OF ISIS

Like many Muslims and non-Muslims alike, I have breathed a sigh of relief, seeing the latest retreats, defeats and setbacks of the so-called Islamic State (IS) both in Iraq and Syria.

The IS, as a group may well soon become part of history, but the idea encapsulated by the IS is likely to live on and on and on, constantly assuming different forms and names.

Jul 17 08:41

BDS MOM OF THE YEAR

The pro-Palestinian provocateur is under attack after a newspaper alleged that she ‘tricked’ her way into Israel last month. She says she will be ‘heartbroken’ if the authorities ban her from ever returning

Jul 16 08:12

Israeli settlers set up illegal caravans on Palestinian village lands near Bethlehem

Israeli settlers on Sunday reportedly set up five illegal structures, described by locals as “caravans,” on lands belonging to the village of al-Khader south of Bethlehem in the southern occupied West Bank.

Ahmad Salah, coordinator of the Anti-Settlement Committee in the village, told Ma’an that a group of settlers set up the new caravans in an attempt to expand the existing illegal outpost of Sde Boaz, built in the Wadi al-Ghawit area of al-Khader.

Jul 16 08:11

Activists protest Israeli premier’s planned visit to France

French activists have launched a protest rally against the planned visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Paris, slamming Bibi’s human rights violations across the occupied Palestinian territories.

Jul 15 08:13

Hundreds of Israeli settlers, extremists attack al-Aqsa Mosque

Nearly 300 Israeli settlers and extremists have stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Israeli-occupied Old City of East Jerusalem al-Quds amid rising acts of violence committed by Israeli forces and settlers against the Palestinian people.

Jul 15 08:13

Muslim world condemns Israel’s closure of al-Aqsa Mosque

The Muslim world has denounced Israel’s recent move to shut down the al-Aqsa Mosque after a deadly shooting at the holy mosque’s compound in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds.

Jul 15 08:12

OIC Condemns Israel's Closure of Al-Aqsa Mosque

Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has strongly condemned Israel's closure of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the banning of Friday prayers for the first time since 1969, describing that as a crime, a serious precedent and a blatant attack on the holy sites and an attack on the rights and freedom of Palestinians to practice their religious rites.

Jul 15 08:12

Ex-mufti says Al-Aqsa closure 'collective punishment'

Clerics and worshipers barred from entering Al-Aqsa mosque compound for second day after gun attack leaves five dead.

Jul 14 11:15

Gilad Atzmon on politics in music, Roger Waters, Palestine and humanitarianism

Jazz musician, author and philosopher Gilad Atzmon spoke with The Duran about Roger Waters verses the Israel lobby, the place of politics in music, freedom versus dogma and Palestinian freedom in the 21st century.

Recently, Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters has been in the news, not for his North America musical tour but for his politics. As an outspoken supporter of Palestine, he has come up against the Israel lobby in many western countries.

Recently, various pro-Israel activists have financed the making of a film against Waters called Wish You Weren’t Here,a mockery of the Pink Floyd album and song Wish You Were Here.

Even among politically minded musicians, few talk about the Israel/Palestine issue. I recently spoke with acclaimed jazz musician, philosopher, social commentator and pro-Palestine thinker Gilad Atzmon about his reaction to the latest attempt to smear Roger Waters over his advocacy of Palestinian justice.

Jul 13 14:50

Israel’s Ever-More Sadistic Reprisals Against Palestinians Help Bolster Its Victim Image

When Israel passed a new counter-terrorism law last year, Ayman Odeh, a leader of the country’s large minority of Palestinian citizens, described its draconian measures as colonialism’s “last gasp”. He said: “I see … the panic of the French at the end of the occupation of Algeria.”

Jul 12 14:51

Israel’s ever-more sadistic reprisals help shore up a sense of victimhood

Jonathan Cook argues that “Israel has taken collective punishment – a serious violation of international law – to new extremes, stretching the notion to realms once imaginable only in a dystopian fable like George Orwell’s 1984”.>>

Jul 12 11:19

Islamic Preacher Who Called Jews ‘Agents Of Satan’ Speaks At Pro-Palestine Expo

An Islamic preacher who called Jews “agents of Satan” and quoted Nazi Joseph Goebbels to compare Jews to “fleas” was allowed into Britain to speak at a pro-Palestine event over the weekend.

Ebrahim Bham, from South Africa, has also delivered lectures where he described equality between the sexes as “absurd” and defended violent jihad as “part and parcel” of Islamic teaching, it has been reported.

Jul 12 10:58

Israel’s Ever-more Sadistic Reprisals Help Shore Up a Sense of Victimhood

The panic and cruelty plumbed new depths last week, when Israeli officials launched a $2.3 million lawsuit against the family of Fadi Qanbar, who crashed a truck into soldiers in Jerusalem in January, killing four. He was shot dead at the scene.

The suit demands that his widow, Tahani, reimburse the state for the compensation it awarded the soldiers’ families. If she cannot raise the astronomic sum, the debt will pass to her four children, the oldest of whom is currently only seven.

Israel is reported to be preparing many similar cases.

Like other families of Palestinians who commit attacks, the Qanbars are homeless, after Israel sealed their East Jerusalem home with cement. Twelve relatives were also stripped of their residency papers as a prelude to expelling them to the West Bank.

Jul 11 15:26

Why Palestine Is Still The Issue

When I first went to Palestine as a young reporter in the 1960s, I stayed on a kibbutz. The people I met were hard-working, spirited and called themselves socialists. I liked them.

One evening at dinner, I asked about the silhouettes of people in the far distance, beyond our perimeter.

Jul 11 14:37

Ken O'Keefe - US Military Fighting For Israel - Israel, not Iran, is the Threat!

Ken O'Keefe is re-releasing his epic expose of the Israeli/Jewish lies about Iran that are being employed just as the "WMD's in Iraq" lie was used to send American sons and daughters off to die for Israel in the invasion/occupation of Iraq. With Syria not all going to plan, the ultimate target of Iran and the World War III agenda looks to be in overdrive with President Trump continuing the sickening and sychonpantic role of Jewish US Presidents as Jewish whipping boys. How many more American sons and daughters will be sacrificed for Israel before genuine American patriots stand up and refuse orders and arrest the traitors in Congress? These questions and points and more are made in this, part 1 of a 2 part program that tells the truth about the what and why regarding Iran. If people want more such videos/commentary from Ken O'Keefe then visit https://www.patreon.com/kok and invest in Ken O'Keefe's work.

Jul 11 11:25

Judea declares war on British musician Roger Waters

I am not the only musician whose career they are trying to destroy. The musician Roger Waters is also being subjected to a vile Zionist smear campaign. The Jewish press reports that a documentary titled Wish You Weren’t Here by Ian Halperin is about to hit the screens in every shtetl around the world...>>

Jul 11 10:34

WHAT WILL ISRAEL DO WITH 7 MILLION PALESTINIANS?

We are thoroughly inured to poverty, pain, agony, and harsh life, so no matter what Israel does to us short of physical extermination, we will remain a thorn in its side until Israel’s comes to terms with our humanity and human rights, including the right to absolute equality. After all, Ismael was not a child of a lesser God.

Jul 10 08:33

Israel Buying Drones Armed With Machine Guns for Use in 'Crowded Civilian Areas'

In an effort to stay one step ahead of the competition in the urban warfare market, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) are purchasing portable multi-blade drones that have been specially built to carry weapons, including machine guns and grenade launchers.

Jul 08 10:12

US, Israel Furious Over UN Hebron Heritage Designation

Both the US and Israel are reacting with outrage today and threatening to defund UNESCO, following the international body’s recognition that the Tomb of Patriarchs, in Israeli-occupied Hebron, is a World Heritage site, and one that is considered “in danger.”

The Tomb of Patriarchs, also the Ibrahimi Mosque, is believed to be the burial place of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It is considered the second holiest site in Judaism, and the fourth holiest in Islam. The UNESCO ruling noted the repeated vandalism and property damage in the area, related to settlements.

The US is mostly outraged because Israel is outraged, with Ambassador Nikki Haley describing the recognition of the mosque as Islamic as “an affront to history” and suggesting that the US might totally withdraw support for UNESCO in the future for hurting the peace process.

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Ambassador Haley, to what are you alluding when you make the statement that this designation of the Tomb of the Patriarchs as a world heritage site might cause the US to "totally withdraw support for UNESCO in the future for hurting the peace process"?!?

Because there is no peace process between Israel and the Palestinians; what is happening here is simply brisk Israeli annexations of East Jerusalem and the West Bank by Israel which wind up as Jewish-only settlements.

And this is the real "affront" not only to Palestinian history, but also the future of the Palestinian people!!

Jul 08 09:17

Israel furious as UNESCO rebuffs its claim to Hebron

Israel has reacted with rage after the United Nations cultural organization UNESCO passed two resolutions recognizing Hebron’s Old City and the Ibrahimi mosque, in the occupied West Bank, as endangered Palestinian heritage sites.

Twelve states on the World Heritage Committee voted in favor of the resolutions and three voted against. Six abstained.

The vote means that Hebron’s Old City and the Ibrahimi mosque, the place where an American Jewish settler massacred 29 Palestinians in 1994, will be added as Palestinian World Heritage sites on UNESCO’s register.

Both sites are also now considered endangered, which means the UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee will convene every year to evaluate their status.

Jul 08 09:16

Top playwrights tell Lincoln Center not to help Israel’s crimes

More than 80 theater artists and 12 Palestine-based theater and performance groups are demanding that New York’s Lincoln Center cancel upcoming Israeli government-sponsored performances by two Israeli theater companies.

The letter signed by renowned playwrights, actors, directors, writers and theater scholars was organized by Palestine solidarity group Adalah-NY.

The signers include award-winning playwrights Wallace Shawn, Tracy Letts and Naomi Wallace.

Jul 08 09:15

Video: Gaza’s gaping wound

Three years ago this day, the Kaware family in the Khan Younis area of southern Gaza received a phone call from the Israeli military stating that their home was about to be bombed and that they must get out.

The family obeyed the order, evacuating the three-story building as their neighbors gathered round.

About an hour later, a drone-fired missile hit the solar water tank on the building’s rooftop.

Jul 08 08:10

Israeli Officer Shot Dead During Training Exercise While Pretending to be a Palestinian

Lethal force against Palestinians is common in Tel Rumeida, where roughly 850 Israeli settlers and a heavy military presence occupy Palestinian territory. An Israeli Army officer was accidentally shot and killed by one of his own troops during a training operation in which he was pretending to be a Palestinian at an Israeli military checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday.

Jul 07 10:12

Donate to Yousef in Palestine

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The economic situation in Gaza is very bad. My father suffers from chronic back pain from a work injury he had a few years ago. As for my brothers and me it’s extremely difficult for us to find work here and the ongoing economic blockade by the Israelis makes surviving here even worse...

Jul 07 09:12

PHOTO OF THE DAY ~~ PALESTINIAN YOUTH GIVE A ‘WARM WELCOME’ TO INVADING FORCES

Jul 07 08:43

Unesco declares Hebron's Old City Palestinian World Heritage site

Unesco has designated Hebron's Old City and the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the occupied West Bank a Palestinian World Heritage site despite Israeli protests.

A resolution passed by a committee of the UN cultural agency also put them on a list of sites considered "in danger".

The Tomb of the Patriarchs - also known as the Ibrahimi Mosque - is revered by Jews, Muslim and Christians as Abraham, Isaac and Jacob's burial place.

It is the second holiest site in Judaism and the fourth in Islam.

Jul 06 08:07

Israeli Rabbi Asks West Bank Settlers to Poison Palestinian Water

Israeli Jewish Rabbi Shlomo Mlma asked on Sunday Israeli Jewish settlers to poison Palestinian water resources in order to kill them.

Mlma, the chairman of the Council of Rabbis in the West Bank settlements, asked the settlers to do so in order to cleanse the Palestinians from the West Bank cities and villages.

According to Israeli anti-occupation organisation “Breaking the Silence,” the rabbi wanted the Israeli Jewish settlers to push the Palestinians to leave their villages and pave the way for settlers to take over their lands.

Dozens of similar orders were made by rabbis that called for killing Palestinians, robbing their lands and farmlands and destroying their property.

International law views the West Bank and East Jerusalem as occupied territories and considers all Jewish settlement building on the land to be illegal.

Jul 05 08:00

‘Water occupation’ of Palestine

There are few crimes more despicable than stealing your neighbour’s water, and polluting what’s left, then watching him and his children suffer thirst, disease and ruin. Most of us would want nothing to do with the perpetrators of such evil.

British Water describes itself as the voice of the water industry. It talks about best practice and corporate responsibility, and lobbies governments and regulators on behalf of its members. No doubt it does a good job. It also has international ambitions including in the Middle East. So presumably it knows what’s going on water-wise in the Holy Land.

British Water should know, for example, that the 400-mile long structure known worldwide as Israel’s Apartheid Wall bites deep into the Palestinian West Bank dividing and isolating communities and stealing their lands and water.

Jul 04 09:36

Israel fears endangered World Heritage status could thwart Hebron takeover

Israel is refusing to give visas to a team of investigators with UNESCO who are scheduled to visit Hebron’s Old City in the occupied West Bank.

The visit was to take place ahead of a July vote by the UN educational and cultural organization to consider the Old City an endangered World Heritage Site.

Calling the move “principled and strategic,” Israel’s ambassador to UNESCO, Carmel Shama Hacohen, said the UN team’s visit was based on “lies that plot against Israel.”

The UNESCO team was to provide its findings to the International Council on Monuments and Sites, the body that considers which sites should be placed on the the World Heritage in Danger list.

Jul 04 09:29

Israel Seizes Solar Panels Donated to Palestinians, Smashes Electronics

The Dutch government has lodged a formal protest with Israel after it was revealed that Israeli forces raided the Palestinian village of Jubbet al-Dhib, in southern Bethlehem, and seized scores of solar panels they had donated to try to provide electricity to the villagers.

The overall project was estimated to cost about $400,000, including panels, a diesel micro-generator, and assorted electronics. The panels are estimated to be worth $40,000 alone, and the Netherlands is demanding that Israel return them.

Even if they got the panels back, however, the project is effectively dead, with the Israeli forces that removed the panels also smashing up all the electronics while they were there, to make sure they could never be used again. Israeli officials insist this was appropriate, and that no one had permission to put solar panels in the village in the first place, meaning it gave them implicit permission to destroy the electronics.

Jul 03 15:36

Israel organisation forces Palestinian family to demolish their home

A Palestinian family was Saturday forced to demolish its own house in the town of al-Issawiya, an Arab neighborhood in Jerusalem, after the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem threatened to demolish the house under the pretext it was built without an Israeli-issued permit, WAFFA reports.

Jul 03 10:43

Gaza: Israel’s Experiment on Humans in Situations of Extreme Stress and Deprivation

One of the biggest experiments involving human subjects ever conducted anywhere is taking place right before our eyes, and the world is silent.

The project is at its peak and the world shows no interest. This experiment on human beings, unsanctioned by any of the international scientific institutions whose oversight is required by the Helsinki Declaration, seeks to examine human behaviour in situations of extreme stress and deprivation.

The experimental group does not comprise just a few, nor dozens or hundreds, nor thousands or tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of people. The experimental population includes no fewer than two million human beings.

Thus far they have stood the test amazingly well. While some turbulence is evident inside the pressure cooker within which they are confined, it has not yet exploded. The Gaza Strip is being watched to see when and in what form it will ultimately explode. This is apparently only a matter of time.

Jul 03 08:25

Trump aides end all doubt about whose side they’ll be on in the next great peace process

We try to avoid giving the “peace process” too much credibility because it was supposed to deliver Palestinians sovereignty 20 years ago (or 70) and it never has. But recent days have seen several incidents that have dashed any thought that Donald Trump would be neutral or an honest broker. So here we go again.

A week ago Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s longtime real-estate lawyer and special representative for Middle East peace, went out to Israel and Palestine and spent most of his time on the Israeli side of the equation: sitting shiva with the family of an Israeli police officer allegedly killed by three Palestinians inside occupied Jerusalem and describing that as an act of terrorism– “She was murdered by terrorists.” Greenblatt also prayed at the Western Wall and chatted up the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

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This is one of many profound disappointments I have had with President Trump; he has provided a completely, one-sided, miserable rubber stamp on Israel's wretchedly apartheid policy toward the Palestinians, which includes assassinations and brisk annexations in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Jul 02 08:31

Palestine in Pictures: June 2017

Jul 01 09:00

Why Are Countless Palestinian Photos and Films Buried in Israeli Archives?

Palestinian photos and films seized by Israeli troops have been gathering dust in the army and Defense Ministry archives until Dr. Rona Sela, a curator and art historian, exposed them. The material presents an alternative to the Zionist history that denied the Palestinians’ existence here, she says

Jun 29 10:39

Palestinian Authority could ‘change status of Gaza’ with profound implications for the region

Rumours are swirling in the Palestinian Territories that Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas is considering declaring the Gaza Strip a “rebel district”, a move which could cause even greater hardship for the coastal enclave’s two million inhabitants.

Jun 29 09:38

BEX ALERT IMAGE AND VIDEOS OF THE DAY ~~ NETANYAHU’S DEFINITION OF PEACE

I envision a middle east where young Arabs and young Jews learn together, work together, live together, side by side, in peace. Our region needs more tolerance, not less.

Jun 29 09:37

PALESTINIANS CANNOT DEPEND ON THE ARAB WORLD FOR THEIR FREEDOM

We Palestinians will not allow Arab despots to tread on our dignity and honor. We will not entrust our just cause to those who didn’t and wouldn’t hesitate to murder their own people to please Israel and obtain a certificate of good conduct from the Zionist Golem and its guardian- ally, the United States.

Jun 29 08:16

Trump’s Chaos is Covering for Stealth Escalation Overseas by

Been trying to tell you folks. Opposition to Trump and the resulting chaos and confusion is being used to set the stage for WW3!

While Washington is fixated on President Trump’s tweets, antics, lies and Russiagate, the administration is ramping up a stealth escalation of our military involvement across the Middle East. As Naomi Klein warns, Trump’s “rolling shock of the chaos and spectacle” distracts from radical actions both at home and abroad. Across the Middle East, the administration drives the United States ever further into wars without end, increasing the dangers of direct military confrontation with Russia and Iran, with little awareness and no mandate from the American people. This is a recipe for calamity.

Jun 28 13:13

Palestinian Authority could ‘change status of Gaza’ with profound implications for the region

Rumours are swirling in the Palestinian Territories that Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas is considering declaring the Gaza Strip a “rebel district”, a move which could cause even greater hardship for the coastal enclave’s two million inhabitants.

Jun 27 14:38

Israel’s efforts to hide Palestinians from view no longer fools young American Jews

Jonathan Cook says US Jewry are becoming polarised, between an older generation whose ignorance allows them to advocate unthinkingly for Israel and a young generation whose knowledge has brought with it a sense of responsibility.>>

Jun 27 13:33

ISRAELI WARPLANES HIT MULTIPLE TARGETS IN GAZA STRIP

The Israeli army bombed several targets across the Gaza Strip overnight. Israeli attacks were recorded in at least three locations in Gaza, Palestinian security sources and witnesses said, with Hamas bases struck near the southern city of Rafah and Gaza City, as well as an empty area in the center of Gaza, Al Jazeera reported.

Jun 27 09:05

Israeli jets target multiple targets across Gaza Strip

Israeli fighter jets have carried out multiple airstrikes on various positions throughout the Gaza Strip.

According to reports, several of the early Tuesday raids targeted positions belonging to the Ezzedeen al-Qassam Brigades -- the military wing of Hamas -- located to the center and the west of the coastal sliver.

Tel Aviv regime’s fighter planes also engaged in strikes against positions in Khan Yunis and Rafah, located to the south of the Strip. Palestinian farming lands to the east of Gaza were also targeted by Israeli mortar fire.

Jun 27 08:33

INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY FROM ECUADOR ~~ ON VIDEO

As Israel begins to build its first new settlement in the West Bank for years, Latin Americans express their rejection of the treatment of Palestinians.

Jun 27 08:31

EU pledges to help Israel suppress criticism

The European Union is pledging to help Israel crack down on critical speech.

During a visit to the Israeli foreign ministry in Jerusalem this week, EU justice commissioner Vera Jourova lauded efforts to remove so-called hate speech from online forums.

Jourova said that Europe had made “substantial progress” in removing “illegal hate speech” through cooperation with technology firms.

Jun 27 07:47

Hamas accuses Israel of fabricating rocket claim to justify airstrikes in Gaza

"Since the terror organization Hamas is the ruler of the Gaza Strip, it is responsible for any attempt to harm the State of Israel," the Israeli army said in a statement following the early morning aerial attack.

However, in a statement, the Hamas movement accused Israel of fabricating claims of rocket fire to justify the attack. "The Israeli claim of a rocket being fired from Gaza and issuing a statement on behalf of ISIS to justify the escalation and an attack of resistance positions are part of a dangerous and transparent Israeli game."

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Gee, ya think?!

Jun 26 11:43

We Must Support Theatre 80 and Lorcan Otway!

Before the publication of my recent book, Being in Time, I visited the USA for a brief coast-to-coast tour. The literary/music expedition was met with significant opposition in New York City at Theatre 80. Theatre 80 is a great historical institution with a history of providing an intelligent platform for musicians including John Coltrane and Thelonius Monk, theatre, movies and speakers, including me.

We planned a night of open discussion on different issues to do with my new book, critiquing ID politics and the post political condition. We wanted a truly open dialogue and we personally invited each of my NYC and American detractors to share the podium. Apparently, not one had the courage to engage in a public dialogue with me. This is understandable I guess, I’ve bought myself a reputation of being outspoken on issues to do with Jewish power and controlled opposition.

Jun 26 09:11

Israeli settlers suspected of destroying 45 olive trees in act of ‘revenge’ against Palestinians

Palestinians from the West Bank village of Burin discovered 45 olive trees destroyed and graffiti reading “revenge,” in what appears to be a deliberate attack by extreme Israeli settlers.

Israeli NGO, Rabbis for Human Rights shared images of the aftermath of the incident on Sunday, including one showing an Israeli Civil Administration soldier surveying the damage. The Hebrew word for “revenge” was spray-painted on a stone.

Jun 26 09:09

Palestinians in Gaza reflect on 10 years of siege

Residents reflect on how life has changed since Israel blockaded the Strip and Hamas took control.

Jun 26 09:08

TIMELY TOONS ~~ RADIOHEAD HEADING TO PLAY APARTHEID

A message to Radiohead – Performing in Israel is supporting apartheid!

Jun 26 08:54

NEW TOON ~~ THE OCCUPATION LITERALLY STINKS

Hiba al-Ashi has to keep the windows of her apartment closed. It is the only way to avoid the foul odors from the polluted sea.

“Life has become unbearable,” said the 36-year-old mother, whose Gaza City home overlooks the Mediterranean.

Every day, 100,000 cubic meters of raw sewage are discharged into the sea around Gaza.

The Gaza Strip’s environmental problems have worsened in recent years.

Jun 26 08:53

Senior Israeli Rabbi Calls for the Mass Execution of Palestinians

Senior Israeli Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu believes the Israeli army should stop arresting Palestinians and execute them instead.

“It must execute them and leave no one alive,” Eliyahu wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday, according to Defend Democracy Press.

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Remind me again which is the religion of hate and violence?

Jun 24 09:14

‘Devastating’ survey shows huge loss of Israel support among Jewish college students

Brand Israel Group raises the alarm on a widening gap in the US between older supporters and the increasingly pro-Palestinian next generation

Jun 24 07:59

Apartheid plain and simple

Israel is reinventing the ancient punishment of banishment, though only for Arabs, writes Khaled Amayreh in occupied Jerusalem.

Jun 23 15:31

Court Rules UK Government Acted Illegally In Blocking Israel Boycott

The judgment also declared that "anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian campaigning is not in itself anti-Semitic"

Jun 23 14:40

Palestine: another desperate cry for help

As Palestinian Christians warn that they are “on the verge of a catastrophic collapse”, Stuart Littlewood calls for a national campaign to visit all UK churches and shame them by asking what links they have with the Holy Land.>>

Jun 23 09:49

Iran, world countries mark Quds Day with rallies

Millions of people have taken to the streets across Iran and other world countries to show their solidarity with the Palestinians and condemn Israel’s decades-long occupation and atrocities.

Jun 23 09:49

Empty Book on Palestinian History Becomes Instant Best-seller on Amazon

The author's argument that the Palestinians are not a people because they are void of history isn't new - it's a mainstay of the Israeli right.

A book called "A History of the Palestinian People: From Ancient Times to the Modern Era" that went on sale on Amazon last week was the most sold book in the site's "Israel & Palestine History" category and the 543rd most sold book on the site.

The page for the book, which contains 132 blank pages, has since been removed from the site. It was not immediately clear if the page was removed by Amazon or the publisher.

Assaf Voll, the "author" of the book explained the motivations behind writing it to the religious radio station "Kol Hai": "The Palestinian people believe they are a people, and someone needs to tell them the truth even if it hurts. Look what happens when they were given the feeling that they are a real people."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Vol understands, in a very Orwellian manner, that to control the future, one must be in control of the past, which in his case, means to completely erase Palestinian history in what is now contemporary Israel.

Palestinian historians, past and future, will not allow him that "luxury" of this lie, however.

Jun 23 08:45

PHOTO OF THE DAY ~~ THE BRAVEST LITTLE BOY IN PALESTINE

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