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Mar 05 08:29

Here’s the Letter Israel Sent to Solicit Zero-Days From American Hackers

Often, the best way to get something is to simply ask for it. That’s probably what the Israeli government thought when it sent an email to several American researchers and firms who make so-called zero-days, tools that take advantage of vulnerabilities in software that are unknown to the company that makes the software.

Motherboard has obtained a copy of the letter, which more than half a dozen sources described as unsolicited and unusual in how blunt and direct it was. Motherboard confirmed that at least five American firms received the letter, and multiple sources told us it was sent to many more. The letter provides a rare peek into how governments approach researchers who find, develop, and sell zero-day exploits, which are sensitive and often expensive hacking tools that are used to break into smartphones, computers, and internet browsers.

Mar 05 08:23

Nir Hefetz, PM's former advisor, in advanced talks to turn state's witness

Ynet learns senior criminal defense lawyer met with police and ISA officials several times last week on Hefetz's behalf to discuss conditions of state's witness agreement in Bezeq corruption affair; prime minister's former media advisor, who was detained for two weeks in Case 4000, has so far denied all allegations against him.

Mar 05 05:47

The Secular Religion of 'The Holocaust'

The religion of "the Holocaust" is a secular one: it belongs to the lay world; it is profane; in actuality, it has at its disposal the secular arm, that is a temporal authority with dreaded power. It has its dogma, its commandments, its decrees, its prophets and its high priests. As one revisionist has observed, it has its circle of saints, male and female, amongst whom, for example, Saint Anne (Frank), Saint Simon (Wiesenthal) and Saint Elie (Wiesel). It has its holy places, its rituals and its pilgrimages. It has its sacred (and macabre) buildings and its relics ...

Mar 05 05:43

The Crumbling Consensus That Jews Were the Ultimate Holocaust Victims

The liberal world order is falling apart with Trump and Netanyahu's help, heralding bizarre new Holocaust narratives

Mar 05 05:36

ISRAELI NUCLEAR THREATS AND BLACKMAIL

Israel refuses to admit officially that it has nuclear weapons - a policy known as “nuclear ambiguity” or "nuclear opacity." This despite government officials inferring repeatedly - and occasionally admitting - the fact. And despite Israeli nuclear whistle blower Mordechai Vanunu making public smuggled photographs of nuclear weapons and production equipment in the 1980s. Israel now may have as many as 400 atomic and hydrogen nuclear weapons, as well as the ability to launch them via long range missiles, submarines and aircraft.[7] It can use them in a second strike even if its military is devastated.
Note: And the United States gave it to them and YOU paid for it!

Mar 05 05:31

Wilkerson says ‘Israel’s security’ was motive for Iraq war– though not in NYT op-ed

Wilkerson served as Colin Powell’s chief of staff in the runup to the Iraq disaster, and he wrote that the Secretary of State’s “gravitas” was used by the Bush administration to sell a war that destabilized the Middle East. A similar runup of claims is today being plotted by advocates of war in Iran. In both cases, a Washington braintrust pushes “falsehoods.”
Note: And it is happening again with Iran.....wake up!

Mar 04 09:41

FLASHBACK - ISRAELI NUCLEAR THREATS AND BLACKMAIL

The phrase the “Samson Option” is used to describe Israel’s strategy of massive nuclear retaliation against “enemy” nations should its existence as a Jewish state be jeopardized through military attack. Israeli leaders created the term in the mid-1960s, inspired by the Biblical figure Samson, who destroyed a Philistine temple, killing himself and thousands of Philistine enemies.[1][2]

Mar 04 08:21

A CARTOON ISRAEL DOES NOT WANT YOU TO SEE

After a Danish paper published this caricature, the Israeli ambassador to Denmark condemned it, asked for it to be removed, and requested an apology from the paper. So now people on FB are posting it to make it go viral.

Mar 04 07:58

Israeli Border Policeman Filmed Throwing Tear Gas at Palestinian Couple Holding Infant

An Israeli Border Police officer was filmed Friday throwing a tear gas grenade at a Palestinian couple carrying an infant in the West Bank village of Burin. The grenade was thrown as the two were fleeing their home with their backs to the officers near an area where a violent demonstration was taking place, according to Israeli Security Forces.

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One lob, three kills!

Mar 04 07:54

Israeli troops force woman with Down syndrome to strip

The rights group documented acts of collective punishment including “widespread movement restrictions, punitive house demolitions, attacks using police dogs, arrests, indiscriminate killings and the retention of the bodies of the deceased.”

The Israeli rights group B’Tselem has also documented what it calls “reprehensible actions” by soldiers during the month that followed the slaying of the Israeli settler, such as “demolishing a home with inhabitants still inside” and strip searching three women and setting dogs on three other residents.

Mar 04 07:52

Palestine in Pictures: February 2018

Israeli forces killed nine Palestinians during the month of February, bringing the total number of Palestinians slain this year to 16 (a Gaza farmer was shot dead on 3 March).

An Israeli settler was fatally stabbed by a Palestinian during the month; he was the second Israeli to be killed by Palestinians so far this year.

Four of the Palestinians killed in February were slain during search and arrest operations.

Mar 04 07:08

ISRAEL IS NOW ARMING SEVEN REBEL GROUPS IN SYRIA

The illegal Israeli occupation of the Syrian Golan Heights has now been in place for more than 50 years. This substantial territory, part of southern Syria, was conquered by Israeli occupation forces in the 1967war. The majority of the Syrian population in the territory was then either expelled, or fled towards safety. Israel demolished their homes, buildings and entire villages in the Golan in order to build Jewish settlements where they once stood.

Mar 04 07:08

VIDEO: EX-MOSSAD HEAD ADMITS TO AIDING AL QAEDA FIGHTERS IN SYRIA

Al Qaeda are kosher approved

Mar 03 14:37

Who loves ya, Saudi?. Just the UK's Theresa May and her deluded Foreign Office, and the callous death merchants of Washington and Tel Aviv.

Stuart Littlewood highlights the sick ties that bind Britain to Saudi Arabia and are most visibly represented by its multibillion pounds arms exports to the Al Saud family kingdom – arms used to kill and maim innocent civilians in Yemen. >>

Mar 03 08:51

Like a Safari: Israeli Troops in Jeeps Hunt a Palestinian Teen and Shoot Him in the Head

The killing field of young Laith Abu Naim is an empty lot in the remote village of Al-Mughayyir, north of Ramallah. Someone once planned to build a house here, but got no further than iron rods and a retaining wall. The boy ran for his life between the rods, pursued by two armored Israel Defense Forces jeeps. The chase ended when the door of one of the vehicles opened and a soldier aimed his rifle straight at Laith’s forehead from a range of 20 meters. He fired one bullet, killing the teen – the same way an animal is hunted down and bagged on a safari.

Mar 03 08:10

Acting on Orders, Israeli Soldiers Assaulted Journalists to Prevent Media Coverage

Israeli soldiers beat Palestinian journalists with batons and arrested them, on their commanders’ orders, with the declared intention of disrupting their coverage of a weekly demonstration in Kafr Qaddum in August 2012. This was due to a policy change in handling what the army termed “serial” demonstrations, according to the case file of a Military Police investigation obtained recently by Haaretz.

Mar 03 08:10

Israel-born Oracle CEO said to be contender to replace McMaster

Report naming Safra Catz as a leading choice for next national security adviser comes amid speculation about incumbent's future

Mar 03 08:09

Israeli Border Policeman Filmed Throwing Tear Gas at Palestinian Couple Holding Infant

The grenade was thrown as the two were running with their backs to the officers near an area where Israeli security forces claim a violent demonstration was taking place

Mar 03 08:09

Wilkerson says ‘Israel’s security’ was motive for Iraq war– though not in NYT op-ed

Today, the analysts claiming close ties between Al Qaeda and Iran come from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, which vehemently opposes the Iran nuclear deal and unabashedly calls for regime change in Iran.

It seems not to matter that 15 of the 19 hijackers on Sept. 11 were Saudis and none were Iranians. Or that, according to the United States intelligence community, of the groups listed as actively hostile to the United States, only one is loosely affiliated with Iran, and Hezbollah doesn’t make the cut. More than ever the Foundation for Defense of Democracies seems like the Pentagon’s Office of Special Plans that pushed falsehoods in support of waging war with Iraq.

Mar 03 08:08

Granddaughter of former VP candidate Joe Lieberman moves to Israel

Nesya Lieberman, granddaughter of retired Sen. Joe Lieberman, has moved to Israel from Atlanta.

Lieberman, 20, arrived in Israel on Tuesday under the auspices of Nefesh B’Nefesh, in cooperation with the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, the Jewish Agency of Israel, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael and JNF-USA.

She will attend ulpan, or Hebrew language learning, at Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu in northern Israel to improve her Hebrew skills before she begins a year of National Service volunteer work.

Mar 03 08:07

Detainees Recount Tales of Torture, Maltreatment by Israeli Army

The Detainees Commission published, on Thursday, a report that includes affidavits by Palestinian detainees, including those of children, of torture and maltreatment by Israeli forces, during detention and interrogation at Ofer and Etzion military camps and detention centers.

Mohammad Dawood, 17, from Beit Duqqu, northwest of Jerusalem, said Israeli forces raided his work place, attacked him, threw him to the ground, beat him brutally before detaining him. He told the commission’s attorney Loai Okkeh that one of the soldiers tried to choke him while others pointed their gun at him and threatened to kill him if he did not confess of the charges against him.

Mar 03 07:49

Seriously injured 15yo cousin of Ahed Tamimi arrested by Israeli soldiers

A teenage cousin of jailed Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi was reportedly arrested by Israeli soldiers in a pre-dawn raid Monday. The 15 year old had part of his skull removed after being shot by an Israeli soldier in December.
Haaretz reports that Muhammad Tamimi was among 10 Palestinians, including five minors, taken from his bed in the middle of the night in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. Tamimi was seriously injured on December 15, 2017 when he was struck in the head by a rubber bullet fired by an Israeli soldier.

Tamimi’s head injury is thought to have been the catalyst for Ahed’s actions. About an hour after Muhammad was shot, his cousin slapped an Israeli soldier in an incident caught on camera. Her trial began last week behind closed doors and she is due in court again in March.

Mar 03 07:46

Itching for a Fight, Israel's Defense Minister Pokes the ultra-Orthodox Bear

As Netanyahu pretends that it's business as usual, Defense Minister Lieberman tries to impress his electorate ahead of a possible election

Mar 02 13:47

Netanyahu is only the tip of the iceberg – corruption permeates all corners of Israel

"While the mainstream media are feasting on the daily scandals of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his friends, corruption against ordinary people continues unabated

"One year ago a wave of arrests of journalists, bloggers, social media activists and even lawyers rocked Israel. Those affected were dubbed the “Cyber Terrorist Network”, and the three who were charged with over 120 offences were described by some media as worse than the terrorist Islamic State group.

"Since then the ulta-subservient media have been silent. One blogger remains in jail, another two are under house arrest after 10 months in prison, still without trial... >>

Mar 02 11:30

The Shadow of an Israeli/US Attack on Lebanon and Syria Grows Larger by the Day

In Lebanon, the Prime Minister Saad Hariri has returned to Saudi Arabia to meet with his Saudi patrons for the first time since his shocking resignation on November 4, 2017, which he later withdrew. The timing of his visit suggests another anti-Iranian and anti-Hezbollah announcement will follow. Will Hariri issue another statement accusing Iran and Hezbollah of destabilizing Lebanon to add to the war rhetoric coming out of Israel at the same time that Lebanon is making a military agreement with Russia? The moves on the chessboard are happening fast and furious. Divide and conquer is clearly the strategy of Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the United States.

Mar 02 10:55

Israeli police question Netanyahu in third corruption case

Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for five hours on Friday over what news reports said was his possible role in a far-reaching bribery scandal allegedly involving the granting of regulatory benefits worth millions of dollars to Israeli telecom giant Bezeq.

It is the first time that Netanyahu has been investigated in connection with this case, which is said to involve a quid pro quo arrangement of positive news coverage for the Netanyahu family on the popular Walla news website, owned by Bezeq’s majority shareholder, Shaul Elovitch.

The questioning came shortly before Netanyahu was scheduled to depart for the United States, where he is expected to visit President Trump at the White House on Monday.

This is the third, and possibly most serious, corruption case so far involving Netanyahu, Israel’s longest serving prime minister.

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IF this testimony becomes the "tipping point" on the way to an indictment for Netanyahu, we can expect that the timetable for all planned, overt and covert military actions against his neighbors in the Middle East, like Lebanon, Iran, and Syria, to accelerate exponentially.

Netanyahu is coming to the US to address AIPAC, and will also meet with President Trump. Later in the month, the Saudi Prince Salman, AKA the Butcher of Yemen, will also be coming to the US to meet with the President, and talk business.
Saudi Crown Prince Expectedc to Visit the US March 19th through the 22nd

There is a huge joint US/Israeli war game in Israel, simulating an intense bombing of Israel.
This drill is set to start next week, and it will last for a couple of weeks.

Should it appear that the excrement is about to hit the ventilation shaft, due to his legal troubles, how convenient for Netanyahu, should he decide to greenlight a "false flag" against any of the "usual suspects" (Syria; Iran; Lebanon),to have US troops right in place, pummelling Israel's "enemies du jour", right alongside the IDF as a distraction.

Mar 02 10:31

Satellite Images Reveal Iran Establishing Missile Base Near Damascus - Reports

Recent satellite imagery taken outside Syria's capital Damascus show that Iran has constructed a likely missile base that can strike anywhere in Israel, according to media reports.

The Iranian facility is operated by the Quds Force, known as the special operations force of the larger Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and is located approximately eight miles southwest of Damascus, Fox News reported on Tuesday.

In this photo released by the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard celebrate after launching a missile during their maneuver in an undisclosed location in Iran (File)

The media outlet said it acquired satellite photos from ImageSat International, which purportedly show two new white hangars, each roughly 30 yards by 20 yards, used to store short-and medium-range missiles, the report said.
Israel has repeatedly warned Iran that it will defend itself against any attack from the Islamic Republic.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, folks; a little logic here; why the blazes would Iran build an alleged missile base in Syria, when the country is still struggling for stability?!?

Would they not be concerned that such missiles could get into the hands of the jihadists who are still in that country, and used against both them and Syria government forces?!?

Each facility is about 90 square feet; that is a very small facility.

The Israelis can call these hangars anything they want; but at the end of the day, you have to have such missiles as close to the missile launching facility as safely possible.

So yes, where, please, is the missile launching facility from which these missiles can be launched?!?

The Iranian government and military may be many things, but stupid is not one of them.

Mar 02 09:04

Video: Ex-Mossad Chief Defends Israel's Medical Aide to al Qaeda Terrorists In Syria

This clip is from 2016. At minute 4:27, the former head of Mossad is asked about Israel's medical aide to terrorists in Syria and says "Al Qaeda, to the best of my recollection, has up to now not attacked Israel."

The host incredulously responds, "It has attacked your number one ally and protector and sponsor, the United States of America! There is a quote unquote "war on terror" being on for fifteen years!"

Mar 02 08:34

Killing Nasrallah ‘decisive victory’ in next war on Lebanon: Israeli general

An Israeli military official says killing Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement, would be a “decisive victory” in the regime’s future war against the Arab country.

“If we manage to kill Nasrallah in the next war, I would see that as reaching a decisive victory,” Major General Yaakov Barak said on Wednesday, Haaretz reported.

Barak claimed that any future war is expected to be very different from previous ones, and that Israeli ground forces are “ready and prepared” to be sent into the Lebanese territory more quickly, widely and deeply than before.

Mar 02 08:05

Has Jared Kushner Conspired to Defraud America?

On Tuesday, The Washington Post reported that “officials in at least four countries” — United Arab Emirates, China, Israel and Mexico — “have privately discussed ways they can manipulate” Mr. Kushner by taking advantage of his “complex business arrangements, financial difficulties and lack of foreign policy experience.” The president gave his son-in-law an expansive foreign policy role, including an effort to negotiate peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The implication in the article is that the United States government has intercepted communications of foreign leaders talking about ways they could take advantage of Mr. Kushner, whose family real estate empire is facing substantial debt woes.

Mar 02 07:26

Purim Special: From Esther to AIPAC

However, here is the interesting twist. Though the story is presented as an historic tale, the historical accuracy of the Book of Esther is largely disputed by most modern Bible Scholars. It is largely the lack of clear corroboration of any of the details of the story of the Book of Esther with what is known of Persian History from classical sources that led scholars to come to a conclusion that the story is mostly or even totally fictional.

In other words, though the moral is clear, the attempted genocide is fictional. Seemingly, the Book of Esther set its followers into a collective Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder. It makes a fantasy of destruction into an ideology of survival. And indeed, some read the story as an allegory of quintessentially assimilated Jews who discover that they are targets of anti-Semitism, but are also in a position to save themselves and their fellow Jews.

Mar 01 13:47

Diary of an Israeli Shill

The Voice of Israel, the ADL and Abe Foxman

How the Masters of the Universe Infect the Internet

Mar 01 10:46

Report: Trump, Kushner foundations have donated thousands to Chabad

(JTA) — President-elect Donald Trump’s foundation has donated thousands of dollars to Chabad institutions.

The Israeli daily Haaretz also reported that the foundation of the parents of Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner gave some $342,500 to Chabad institutions and projects over a 10-year period.

The Donald J. Trump Foundation donated $11,550 to three Chabad institutions. In 2008, a year before Ivanka Trump and Kushner were married, the Trump foundation donated $6,750 to the Lubavitch Youth Organization in Brooklyn and $1,800 to the Chabad of Southampton Jewish Charity. In 2011, the foundation donated $3,000 to Chabad of East Boca Raton – an institution in Florida also supported by the Kushners.

http://www.chabad.org/news/article_cdo/aid/3947080/jewish/Security-Cam...

http://www.chabad.org/news/article_cdo/aid/3943532/jewish/Parkland-Rab...

Mar 01 09:51

Netanyahu’s Corruption: How Israeli Journalists Project Israel’s Crimes onto Palestinians

In an article published in Al-Monitor without a single verifiable citation, Israeli journalist, Shlomi Eldar, went to unprecedented lengths to divert attention from the corruption in his country.

He spoke of Palestinian journalists – all speaking on condition of anonymity – who ‘applauded’ and ‘admired’ Israeli media coverage of corruption scandals surrounding the country’s rightwing Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

Eldar’s approach is underhanded and journalistically unsound.

The Israeli media, which has largely supported Netanyahu’s devastating wars on Gaza, continues to relentlessly defend the illegal occupation of Palestine and to serve as a shield for Israel’s stained reputation on the international stage. It is hardly praiseworthy, even if it arguably provides decent coverage for the Netanyahu investigations.

Mar 01 09:50

Mohammad Tamimi: ‘They beat me into confessing’

Mohammad Tamimi, 15, was shot point-blank in the face with a rubber-coated steel bullet following a protest in the village of Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank in December.

The bullet, considered by Israel as a “non-lethal weapon” in the West Bank, entered his face below his nose and lodged into the back of his skull.

He was placed under a medically-induced coma and woke up 72 hours later after a series of surgeries.

Doctors were forced to remove a portion of his skull owing to inflammation in his brain. His head is now deformed and a part of his brain is left unprotected.

Mar 01 09:34

California Democrats buck national party– opposing bills to penalize boycotts of Israel

On Sunday, February 25, at their annual convention in San Diego, California, Democrats approved a set of positions on pending legislation that includes opposition to S 720/HR 1697, the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, a federal bill that would impose draconian penalties for boycotts regarding Israel under certain circumstances; and S 170/HR 2856, the Combatting BDS Act, which purports to permit and encourage states to enact similar laws–as many have. (The full platform as approved is available here.)

Mar 01 09:07

The Pentagon’s “Ides of March”: Best Month to Go to War

Is it a coincidence?

In recent history, from the Vietnam war to the present, the month of March has been chosen by Pentagon and NATO military planners as the “best month” to go to war.

With the exception of the War on Afghanistan (October 2001) and the 1990-91 Gulf War, all major US-NATO and allied led military operations over a period of more than half a century –since the invasion of Vietnam by US ground forces on March 8, 1965– have been initiated in the month of March.

The Ides of March (Idus Martiae) is a day in the Roman calendar which broadly corresponds to March 15. The Ides of March is also known as the date on which Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC.

Lest we forget, the month of March (in the Roman Calendar) is dedicated to Mars (Martius), the Roman God of War.

For the Romans, the month of March (Martius) marked “the time to start new military campaigns.”

Mar 01 09:00

THE OCTOPUS OF FASCISM

I don’t know how many years from now the Israeli government would appoint an inquiry commission to look into the reasons that made the Israeli society succumb to the Octopus of fascism. But it would probably be too late by then, as too much tears and blood would have been already shed.

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Israel is hardly alone in that!

Mar 01 08:38

Voice of America claims Israel seeks to help Gaza

Voice of America would have its listeners believe that as the conditions in Gaza deteriorate, Israel is turning to the world for help.

This is a bizarre take on reality. Israel, more than any state in the world, has led the charge in reducing Gaza to economic desperation.

The US propaganda outlet did get one thing right: Conditions in Gaza are certainly deteriorating. The notion that Israel is serious about helping, however, flies in the face of 10 years of an Israeli siege and three devastating wars against the people of Gaza resulting in the deaths of more than 3,500 Palestinians.

Mar 01 08:38

Universities that censor speech on Palestine pose as champions of protest

Defending the protest, student organizers criticized the administration’s reaction, saying that the dean “presented a certain group of students robbing another group of students of their right to free speech, categorically demoting protest below a vague idea of engagement.”

“Your letter presumed to establish a ‘good’ and a ‘bad’ side by invoking a ‘right’ and a ‘wrong’ way to engage in the issue of political violence, all in the name of an ostensibly neutral commitment to “free and open dialogue,” the students wrote.

Feb 28 16:57

Child Jailed Under Illegal Israeli Occupation-Ahed Tamimi

The Jimmy Dore Show covers the tear jerking truth about the life of Ahed Tamimi, a child Jailed Under Illegal Israeli Occupation; A must see. Please pass this around. Thank you.

Feb 28 10:55

"War Is Coming To Southern Lebanon" - Lindsey Graham Warns Israel Is Planning An Invasion

Along the Israeli-Lebanon border, it's about to get 2006 all over again.

At least that's what Senator Lindsey Graham told reporters late Tuesday at a press conference with Democratic Sen. Chris Coons - with whom he sponsored a bipartisan immigration bill that ultimately failed to garner enough support from their fellow lawmakers. The press conference was called to share details about a bipartisan trip last week to the Middle East.

Graham of South Carolina told reporters that Israeli officials made it clear to visiting lawmakers last week that the IDF will need to launch a military action in Southern Lebanon if Hezbollah continues work on a guided-rocket factory being built in the region - a factory that's purportedly being funded by Iran, according to Bloomberg.

"They’ve told us in no uncertain terms that if this threat continues - they keep making rockets that can hit the airport and do a lot of damage to the state of Israel - they are going to have to go in," Graham said.

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Where is Israel's incontrovertible proof that such a factory is being built by Hezbullah in Lebanon, using Iranian money?!?

That's the cover story of course.

What Israel wants to do, is destroy Hezbullah in Lebanon, because it is affiliated with Iran, and control Lebanon's resources.

It is interesting what Senator Grahamn chose NOT to mention, which is a massive US-Israeli exersise in Israel, slated for early next month, right about at the time Netanyahu will be addressing AIPAC in DC:

IDF/US Troops get Ready to Drill to Simulate a Massive Missile Attack on Israel The drill starts on 4 March, and ends around 15 March.

Were I a betting woman, and because Netanyahu is really starting to sweat bullets due to friends turning state's evidence against him in his corruption scandals, I would not bet against him starting his war against Lebanon any time between the 4th and 15th of March, because he will already have American troops in place to fight Hezbullah alongside the IDF.

Timing... is always key in such drills, and what they could potentially become.

Feb 28 09:57

Senators Look to End Yemen War With First-Ever War Powers Challenge: US involvement in Saudi invasion never authorized by Congress

A bipartisan effort by four senators is looking to end the US military’s involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, with the introduction of the first ever War Powers Act vote to come out of the Senate.

Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) are forwarding the bill, which notes that Congress has never authorized the use of military force in Yemen. This should allow Congress to oblige the administration to end US involvement in the war.

The US has participated in the Saudi invasion of Yemen since it began in 2015, with US planes performing mid-air refueling missions for Saudi bombers, and US warships at times participating in the Saudi-led naval blockade which is causing mass starvation in Yemen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This move is morally correct, as the US government and military have been colluding with Saudi Arabia in war crimes in Yemen, through participation in the blockade and providing aerial refueling of Saudi bombers,supporting the bombing runs which have led to the massive, indescriminate killing of innocents, including women, children, infants, and the medically fragile elderly. And now, we have massive cases of cholera and diptheria ravaging the land.

But as morally correct as it may be, the passage of such legislation may prove quixotic in the extreme, for several reasons.

First, the Butcher of Yemen, AKA the Saudi Prince Salman, hates the fact that the Houthi rebels are Shia, and believes that they are getting extensive assistance from Iran (which, BTW, can hardly be proven at this point, other than for a few Iranian advisors).

Iran is considered by Saudi Arabian royalty and government to be its existential threat in the region.

So, the plan is, pound the Yemeni people down to extinction, through the genocidal campaign Saudi Arabia is currently waging against it, then go after Iran militarily. This was reported at globalresearch.ca on 13 February of this year:

The Coming War on Lebanon: Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the US Prepare for a long-Planned Middeast War.

The basic plan is to invade and control Lebanon, destroying Iran's ally Hezbullah; destabilizing and regime changing Damascus; then attacking Iran, with US and Israeli military help.

Of course, there is one tiny bit of of the calculus which Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the US haven't quite factored into their plans, and that is the current Russian presence in Syria, and the Russian promise it has consistently made to Iran to defend it if it should ever be invaded.

And THAT... is the thousand pound gorilla, sleeping splayed over the grand piano, which is going going to make such coming wars.... interesting, if not globally devastating.

Feb 28 07:59

US Lawmakers Seek Major Increases to $38 Billion Israeli Military Aid Package

In 2016, the US and Israel signed a record-large military aid package, which would see the US providing $38 billion over the next decade. This was not just a technical record, but by far the largest aid package in US military history.

Less than a year and a half later, Senate hawks are criticizing that massive deal as “shortsighted” and insufficiently small, with Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Chris Coons (D-DE) leading the charge for massive increases, citing Israel’s security situation.

Feb 28 07:57

How the Israeli Army Got a Teen Who Was Shot in the Head to Say He Fell Off a Bike

COGAT chief Yoav Mordechai wants us to believe that friends, relatives, doctors and left-wing activists cooked up a huge lie about Mohammed Tamimi. But he was just telling investigators what they wanted to hear

Feb 28 07:37

Occupation_101 (2006)

Occupation 101: Voice of the Silenced Majority is an award-winning 2006 documentary film on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict directed by Sufyan Omeish and Abdallah Omeish, and narrated by If Americans Knew founder Alison Weir. The film focuses on the effects of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and discusses events from the rise of Zionism to the Second Intifada and Israel's unilateral disengagement plan, presenting its perspective through dozens of interviews, questioning the nature of Israeli-American relations

Feb 28 07:35

Amnesty International: Israel Carried out Extrajudicial Executions, Tortured Children

Israeli authorities and armed forces carried out extrajudicial executions, tortured Palestinian prisoners and targeted human rights defenders, Amnesty International’s new annual report says.

2017 “marked the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the [occupied] Palestinian Territories” (OPT), Amnesty noted, “and the 10th anniversary of its illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip.”

Feb 28 07:27

Israel uses online blackmail to recruit collaborators

After nine months, Suha told Ibrahim that she would introduce him to her brother who would help him leave Gaza. The three – Ibrahim, Suha and her brother, who was introduced as Abu Zeidan – connected on an online group call to discuss this.

It was after that call that Suha vanished. Ibrahim texted and messaged, but to no avail. In desperation, he texted her brother’s number. Within minutes he got a call from someone who said he was an Israeli officer and that he had sexually explicit videos of him taken during video calls with Suha. He threatened to use them if Ibrahim did not comply with instructions.

Shocked and fearful, Ibrahim hung up the phone and turned it off. One sleepless night later, he turned it back on to find a voice message from an unknown number. On it, Suha implored him to follow Abu Zeidan’s instructions, that they would keep his secret safe and that any requests would be simple and would not affect other people.

Feb 27 16:20

Syrian army discovers Israeli weapons in Daesh hideouts

Syrian media have released new footage showing Israeli-made weapons discovered by government troops in areas newly liberated from Daesh terrorists in the eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.

Feb 27 13:36

Palestinians outraged over US decision to move embassy to Jerusalem on Israeli Independence Day

(*"F" Them , and Feed Them Beans !
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Feb 27 12:09

Blundering Into Iran

Time to tell Israel and Saudi Arabia to fight their own wars

Feb 27 11:58

The end of the Netanyahu era is an unexpected gift to Mahmoud Abbas

Mahmoud Abbas should send two bouquets of flowers: one to Israeli Police Chief Roni Alsheikh, and one to Shlomo Filber, currently a state’s witness in a corruption case that may implicate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Alsheikh and Filber have turned Netanyahu into a lame duck on his shameful journey out of Israeli politics. In doing so, they also foiled the “deal of the century” that Trump intended to present to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas this coming spring. According to leaked information, Trump would allow Abbas to negotiate not over details of the deal itself, but only over its implementation. The “deal of the century” was planned in coordination with Netanyahu’s administration.

Feb 27 11:57

20,000 asylum seekers, supporters, protest in Tel Aviv

Some 20,000 on Levinski St. in south Tel Aviv gather to oppose the government's plan to expel African migrants; Speakers point out bitter irony of expulsion set for Passover, Holiday of Freedom, say government abandoned local residents decades before migrants arrival; Small right wing counter-protest nearby supporting expulsion.

Feb 27 11:57

KNESSET ADVANCES BILL BANNING BREAKING THE SILENCE FROM SCHOOLS

he Knesset has given initial approval to legislation that would grant the Education Ministry the authority to ban organizations deemed as acting against the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) from entering schools.

The proposed amendment to the State Education Law, initiated by MK Shuli Mualem-Rafaeli (Habayit Hayehudi) passed a first reading on Monday by a vote of 35 in favor and 23 opposed.

The bill seeks to grant the education minister “the authority to prohibit individuals or organizations that are not part of the education system from engaging in activities within an education institution when the nature of the activity undermines the goals of the state education system or one that works to harm IDF soldiers who are a consensus in Israeli society.”

Feb 27 11:56

Palestinian students racing against the best with a car made from recycled bits

Stuart Littlewood highlights the impossible challenge facing Palestinian students from the Israeli occupied West Bank as they take on top Western universities at the Silverstone race circuit using recycled bits to manufacture a racing car. >>

Feb 27 11:56

Victory for Jerusalem's church leaders as Israel backtracks on lands bill and taxes after closure of Holy Sepulchre

Church leaders in Jerusalem appear to have won a stunning victory over Israeli politicians today, after it emerged that the country's government will freeze a controversial church lands bill and the Jerusalem municipality will postpone a recent bid to collect taxes from church-owned properties.

The backtracking by the Israeli government comes after the sensational closure of Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Sunday, agreed on by the Greek Orthodox, Catholic and Armenian church leaders.

Feb 27 11:38

New York bookseller bowed to Israel supporters after violent threats

Book Culture issued the statement in the wake of threats and intimidation because it was promoting a children’s book called P is for Palestine.

The petition, signed by 18 faculty members and almost 200 students, alumni and community members, accuses Book Culture of “bowing to pressure from pro-Israel groups that seek to silence literary representations of the Palestinian right to resist.”

“Book Culture’s suppression of literary freedom is profoundly demoralizing, especially given its stated allegiance to free speech and progressive values,” the petition adds.

Feb 27 11:37

Video: Another Nakba

Israel is threatening to forcibly transfer several Palestinian communities entirely to make way for settlements in the occupied West Bank.

The Israeli army issued orders to the communities of Ein al-Hilweh and Umm Jamal in the northern Jordan Valley on 9 November, demanding immediate and total eviction of all residents within eight days.

Israel issued the same order to the community of Jabal al-Baba in the so-called E1 area near the mega-settlement of Maaleh Adumim on 16 November.

In all cases, the expulsion orders targeted entire communities. These collective expulsion orders had until relatively recently not been used against Palestinian communities. Rather, Israel issued orders to individual households.

Feb 27 11:36

Why does Virgin find “Palestinian couscous” offensive?

Virgin Atlantic has removed the word “Palestinian” from the description of a dish on its in-flight menu, following complaints from Israel-supporting customers.

The airline acknowledged that the dish was a Palestinian recipe, but simultaneously apologized for “offense caused” by its use of the word.

The dish was offered on the airline’s menu for economy class passengers in late 2017 and was described as “Palestinian couscous salad.”

One customer giving the name Dani Williams took to social media to accuse the company of being “terrorist sympathizers” for using the descriptor. In a tweet, Williams posted a photograph of the menu and wrote: “last time you get my money.”

Feb 27 11:36

On The Current International Zionist Smear Campaign

Together with veteran Pink Floyd star Roger Waters and many other artists and thinkers worldwide, I am being subjected to an international smear campaign, orchestrated and promoted by various Zionist institutions that attempt to silence every form of legitimate dissent of Zionism and Israeli politics.

Local councils, clubs and festivals that promote my music or my thoughts around the world are being subjected to a barrage of emails sent in a clear and malicious attempt to slander me. In these emails I am called an ‘anti-Semite’, ‘bigot’, ‘racist’, ‘Holocaust denier’, and so on.

Feb 27 10:58

PLO: 3000 policemen dispatch to take control of Gaza

Move is aimed at establishing control over Gaza's Hamas-run police stations, leading PLO official asserts.

Feb 27 10:58

Israel's military courts 'humiliating charade' for Palestinians

Residents of Halamish, along with some 600,000 other Israelis, reside in the occupied West Bank in violation of international law. Despite living on occupied Palestinian territory, settlers are subject to Israeli civil law, while Palestinians to Israeli military law.

A person's nationality and ethnicity determines which set of laws applies to who in the West Bank, rights groups have noted.

Feb 27 10:53

Jared Kushner Belongs To Rothschild’s Doomsday Cult

Sheriff Israel is a Chabad-Lubavitcher.

Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner belongs to an elite doomsday cult that boasts the Rothschilds as members and is trying to foment a “prophesied” third world war.

Chabad Lubavitch is a Jewish supremacist cult that serve the Illuminati. Despite only having 200,000 elite followers, it has intimate ties to nearly every powerful government leader on earth.

The cult believes Jews are God’s chosen people and everyone else is trash. In the book Gatherings of Conversations Rebbe Schneerson tells his followers that Jewish people are an extension of God and Gentiles are destined to serve the Jews.

The Rothschilds belong to this cult. Historian Wolfgang Eggert says Chabad Lubavitch is the real face of the Illuminati. He says this cult intends to initiate a nuclear holocaust in order to fulfill biblical prophecy and hasten the return of the Messiah:

Feb 27 10:20

Israel arrests child with one-third of his skull missing

Israeli occupation forces raided the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh in the predawn hours of Monday in the latest episode of Israel’s premeditated revenge campaign against the Tamimi family.

They detained Muhammad Fadel Tamimi, the 15-year-old boy shot in the head with a rubber-coated metal bullet at close range and seriously injured by Israeli forces in December.

Bassem Tamimi, the father of detained teenager Ahed Tamimi, wrote on Facebook Monday morning that a large force of Israeli soldiers armed with weaponized bulldozers and skunk water raided homes in the village during the night and detained 10 people.

Six of those arrested were children, the youngest aged 14, according to the Palestinian Prisoners Society. They included Muhammad’s 17-year-old brother Tamim.

Feb 27 10:20

Israel extends detention of Palestinian-French human rights worker

Israeli military occupation authorities on Monday renewed for four months the detention of Palestinian-French human rights defender Salah Hamouri.

Hamouri, who works with the prisoners rights group Addameer, has been held in “administrative detention” since Israeli forces detained him last August.

Under this holdover from British colonial rule, Israeli occupation authorities can hold Palestinians without charge or trial for periods that can be renewed indefinitely.

Feb 27 10:19

Israeli navy kills Gaza fisher

The Israeli military claimed that its navy opened fire after the boat “ignored warnings and strayed from a permitted fishing area in the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel,” the Reuters news agency reported.

This narrative was refuted by the fishers’ union in Gaza, which said the boat was hit as it was sailing back to Gaza and while it was within Israel’s permitted zone for fishers.

One of the surviving fishers stated in a video interview that the crew were three miles from the Gaza coast when they were attacked:

Feb 27 09:39

MIDNIGHT TERROR AGAINST TAMIMI FAMILY CONTINUES

In the middle of the night on Monday, around 3 a.m., the Israeli military raided the central occupied West Bank village of Nabi Saleh in full force, a common occurrence for the village’s internationally-recognized residents, the Tamimi family, who have seen several family members — a large portion of them minors — arrested from the village in the past few months.

On Monday alone, Israeli forces detained 10 members of the extended Tamimi family, including five minors between the ages of 14-17, a 19-year-old, and the rest between the rest between 21 and 29 years of age, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society.

Among the detainees was 15-year-old Muhammad Tamimi, who is scheduled to have reconstructive surgery on his skull on March 5th. Muhammad was released later Monday afternoon.

Feb 26 12:00

Netanyahu in deeper peril as more Israeli officials are arrested on corruption charges

Less than one week after Israeli police recommended that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on several corruption charges, a new legal minefield has opened up beneath his feet.

Seven Israelis were arrested on Sunday in what the police call "Case 4000," a new investigation in which members of Netanyahu's innermost circle are suspected of intervening with regulators to help the Bezeq group, an Israeli communications giant then run by a close friend of the prime minister, in exchange for favorable coverage of Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, on a news portal owned by the company.

Though Netanayhu has not been named as a suspect in the case, numerous Israeli news outlets reported on Sunday that he is expected to be questioned "under caution," a term used for suspects in criminal cases.

Feb 26 11:58

U.S. mediation deadlocked as Aoun sends warning to Israel

As U.S. envoy David Satterfield left Beirut Friday for Geneva without making any breakthrough in the maritime border dispute between Lebanon and Israel, President Michel Aoun warned the Jewish state of “tragic consequences” if it encroached on Lebanese land and sea boundaries.

Feb 26 11:21

Israel to build 350 new settler units in occupied West Bank

The Israeli cabinet has approved the construction of 350 new settler units in the occupied West Bank irrespective of an international outcry against the Tel Aviv regime’s settlement expansion policies in Palestinian lands.

The units will be built at Netiv Ha’avot settlement, which is located south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

Addressing the cabinet ahead of its weekly meeting on Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and other senior authorities for their efforts in earmarking the funds, which required corresponding cuts to various offices.

“The residents of Netiv Ha’avot have been waiting a long time for this,” Netanyahu said.

Feb 26 10:47

Israel Fires 5 Missiles at Syria; ALL SHOT DOWN!

Approximately one hour ago, at about 11:45 AM eastern US time, Israel fired five missiles at Syria, targeting the Dumayr Air Base northwest of East Ghouta. Stunningly, ALL FIVE MISSILES wer shot down by the Syrian Air Force. NOT ONE Israeli missile got through.

Feb 26 10:26

AIPAC conference will feature lots of liberal Democratic speakers

The premier Israel lobby group AIPAC — the American Israel Public Affairs Committee — has announced the speakers for its annual policy conference in Washington this weekend and as usual there are a lot of liberal Democrats. AIPAC is an organization that stands with Israel at all times, whether it’s building settlements in occupied Palestinian territories or opposing the Iran deal or massacring whole families in Gaza.

And yet AIPAC is still able to summon the center-left of American politics by just crooking a finger.

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And we are supposed to believe that Russia is interfering in our internal politics.

Feb 26 09:50

Israeli navy kills Palestinian after boat breaches sailing limit, military says

A Palestinian from the Gaza Strip died on Sunday after the Israeli navy fired on the boat he and two others were sailing in, a military spokeswoman said.

The navy opened fire after the boat ignored warnings and strayed from a permitted fishing area in the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel, the spokeswoman said. One of the men in the boat was seriously wounded and later died.

But the Gaza fishermen’s union said the boat was targeted as it was making its way back to Gaza, and Nizar Ayyash, the secretary of the Gaza fishermen’s syndicate, said in a statement that the men did not violate the maritime limit.

Feb 26 09:50

IDF announces West Bank closure for duration of Purim holiday

Palestinians will be barred from entering Israel between Wednesday and Saturday, in accordance with security assessments

Feb 26 09:49

USEUCOM to Send 2,500 Personnel to Israel for Missile Defense Exercise

Military personnel from U.S. European Command will join members from the Israeli Defense Force in a combined missile-defense exercise next month.

Juniper Cobra 18, which is scheduled to take place March 4-15, has been in the planning stages January 2016. JC18 is the ninth in a series of biennial Juniper Cobra exercises conducted in Israel between the IDF and USEUCOM every two years since 2001, according to a Feb. 22 U.S. European Command press release.

More than 2,500 U.S. personnel will participate in the exercise, with about 2,100 U.S. military members operating alongside IDF personnel at various locations within Israel, according to the release.

Feb 26 09:49

More than 1,000 Palestinians in Gaza died from Israeli blockade

The Gaza Strip's collective of charitable organisations said more than 1,000 Palestinians have died as a result of the ongoing Israeli blockade on the coastal enclave.

The coordinator of the organisations, Ahmad al-Kurd, also said on Sunday that five premature babies born in the past few days died because of a lack of available medical treatment.

"Out of the 1,000 or so victims of the blockade, 450 died as a result of the collapse of the health situation in Gaza, such as the lack of medical supplies and the crisis of medical referrals for outside treatment."

Feb 26 09:48

Jerusalem's Church of Holy Sepulchre Closes in Protest Amid Row With Israel

In a rare move, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre was closed on Sunday until further notice in protest of Israeli government legislation and new city tax policy. The decision was announced on Sunday by the churches sharing the management of the property, the Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholic and the Armenian Apostolic.

Feb 26 09:46

South Africa to Cut Ties with Israel 'Over Abuse of Palestinians'

South Africa, a former apartheid state, has been vocal in its support for the Palestinian cause against the over 50-year-old Israeli occupation.

South Africa intends to cut diplomatic ties with the state of Israel due to “the absence of genuine initiatives by Israel to secure lasting peace and a viable two-state solution that includes full freedom and democracy for the Palestinian people,” minister Naledi Pandor announced on Tuesday.

Feb 26 09:46

Egypt moves $15 billion closer to Israel

Slowly, surely and increasingly openly, Abdulfattah al-Sisi, the Egyptian president, is moving his country closer to Israel.

This week, it was a $15 billion gas deal that will see Delek, an Israeli company, supply Egypt with natural gas over a 10-year period.

A “joyous day,” Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, proclaimed when the news broke.

“We have scored a key goal,” echoed al-Sisi a few days later as he tried to distance his government from the deal by emphasizing, in what the egypt today website characterized as an “important speech,” that this was purely a private sector deal.

Feb 26 09:45

Hassan Nasrallah: Like Syria, Lebanon Must Shoot Down Israeli Warplanes

Speech of Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on February 16th, 2018.

Feb 26 09:34

Israel's Holy Sepulchre church closes in protest of property bills

Christian heads of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Israel closed its doors in protest of tax and property bills targeting religious sites.
Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox and Armenian Church leaders said the church on the believed site of Jesus Christ's crucifixion, burial and resurrection in Jerusalem will be closed until further notice due to what they called a "systematic and unprecedented attack against Christians in the Holy Land."

Feb 26 09:34

IN PALESTINE, DESPITE IT ALL, THERE IS HOPE IN THEIR EYES

It remains a remarkable era that we live in and it is getting more “interesting” every day. Take for example the poke in the eye that the Zionists did through their vassal president Donald Trump in deciding that the date to move the US Embassy to occupied Jerusalem will be May 15.

Feb 26 09:29

‘Bibi go home!’ Israelis demand Netanyahu resignation over looming corruption charges

Some 1,500 people have rallied in central Tel Aviv demanding the resignation of Benjamin Netanyahu over corruption allegations and a recent Israeli police recommendation that charges be brought against the Prime Minister.

The “Bibi Netanyahu go home” slogan once again united the Israeli crowd holding their weekly anti-government corruption protest in Tel Aviv. Waving signs that read “Bibi, you are not above the law,”“Love Israel, separate from Netanyahu,” they chanted, “A mafia country and a corrupt Prime Minister.”

Feb 26 09:17

The Crumbling Holocaust: an Israeli Perspective

Ilani’s view seems to integrate the Holocaust into the Greek’s ‘Classical Elements’ along side water, air and fire. Ilani elaborates on his position. “In Israel, the Holocaust is the first thing you have to know. If someone here knows anything at all about the past, it’s about the Holocaust. Not the discovery of America, not the moon landing, certainly not the French Revolution, not even the Revelation at Mount Sinai – first of all, the Holocaust. For a certain period, it was possible to think that it was the same outside Israel.”

Ilani is clearly younger than I. For my parents’ generation, my peers and myself, the Holocaust was a distant story: a Jewish diaspora tale, a tragic event that happened to other people: people whom we saw as categorically foreign. People who were led like lambs to the slaughter as we, 'the Israelis' were not. Clearly at a certain stage the Israeli attitude toward the Holocaust changed and this shift has yet to be completely understood.

Feb 25 09:42

The holocaust industry strikes again

This time demanding $65 billion from ... Poland!!!

Feb 25 09:41

Church leaders shut Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre in land, tax protest

Church leaders in Jerusalem shut the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Sunday in protest at a new Israeli tax policy and a proposed land expropriation law which they called an unprecedented attack on Christians in the Holy Land.

Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox and Armenian church leaders said the holy site, a popular stop for pilgrims and where many Christians believe Jesus was crucified and buried, would remain closed until further notice.

After the protest move, an Israeli cabinet committee delayed by a week its scheduled consideration on Sunday of a bill that would allow the state to expropriate land in Jerusalem sold by churches to private real estate firms in recent years.

Feb 25 09:31

NUMEC & the Israeli Nuclear Weapons Program - "Off the Table" in Washington

Feb 25 09:30

Watch: Palestinian Killed By Israeli Occupation Force Soldiers

A Palestinian man died after he was beaten by Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank city of Jericho early Thursday.

Yasin al-Saradih, 33, was arrested from his house at approximately 2 am, Eid Barahmeh, head of the Palestinian prisoners club in Jericho, told the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

Israeli forces notified the family of al-Saradih’s death two hours later.

The Israeli military changed its story about the events surrounding al-Saradih’s death after a video emerged showing soldiers striking him.

The video shows a number of soldiers gathered around al-Saradih, some apparently beating him while he is on the ground. They then drag his body away. The video does not show al-Saradih posing any threat to them.

Feb 25 09:29

The NUMEC Cover-up: The Diversion of U.S. Weapons Grade Uranium from NUMEC to Israel

Feb 25 09:27

Amnesty: Israel carried out extrajudicial executions, tortured children

Israeli occupation holds in prisons hundreds of Palestinians, including children, civil society leaders and NGO workers, without charge or trial.

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