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Jan 09 14:12

How many British MPs are working for Israel?

Jonathan Cook underlines the need for an inquiry into Israel's collusion with British politicians to influence and subvert UK policy, and laments that it was Aljazeera, not the British media, which exposed the extent of this collusion.

Jan 09 11:48

Secret video reveals Israeli plot to “take down” UK minister

A six-month Al Jazeera investigation is about to lay bare the extent of the Israel lobby’s influence on the UK government and opposition Labour Party.

A four-part series that Al Jazeera will broadcast starting 15 January reveals an Israeli embassy agent plotting to “take down” British lawmakers deemed barriers to Israeli policy.

Jan 09 11:39

Following Jerusalem Attack, Israel Seeks Detention Without Trial of Suspected ISIS Supporters

The security cabinet decided Sunday to use administrative detention orders, or detention without trial, against suspects who identify with the Islamic State group. The measure was at a meeting of the security cabinet following an attack in Jerusalem that claimed the lives of four soldiers, a senior official said.

Security sources told the ministers at the meeting that the measures were already taken in response to the attack. The measures included a blockade of the Palestinian Jabal Mukkaber neighborhood, adjacent to the site of the attack, from which the attacker is said to have driven the truck.
The security cabinet also resolved to demolish the home of the driver of the truck as soon as possible and to reject requests by the attacker's family for family reunification with relatives who live in the territories. It was also decided that the body of the attacker would not be returned to his family.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Watch this indefinite detention "slop over" against peaceful Palestinian protesters, who are advocating for basic human rights, and quickly.

Jan 09 11:35

First week of 2017: Israel demolishes homes of 151 Palestinians, almost four times last year's average

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s promise to settlers from the unauthorized outpost of Amona to enforce the law "equally" by demolishing the homes of Arabs is being strictly fulfilled.

The number of Palestinian buildings demolished in the first week of January 2017 is almost four times as high as the weekly average for 2016: 20 structures. In 2015, the average was 10 structures a week, according to the records of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

In Area C, which is under full Israeli civil and security control, between Monday and Thursday the Israel Defense Forces’ Civil Administration demolished 65 structures in Palestinian communities, and seven rainwater cisterns. The Jerusalem Municipality demolished another two homes in East Jerusalem. Some 151 people, including 90 children, lived in the buildings that were demolished.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, Israel has more than 50 shades of serial genocide and slow death for Palestinians, and this is one of them.

Where do these people go, especially the children?!? What happens to the Palestinians who had lived in these now demolished housing?!?

Jan 09 11:23

Israeli witness in Gaza: No water, no electricity and children dying unnecessarily

Is that part of the procedure, this questioning?

“Yes. A request is submitted to the Israeli side and a summons is received to appear at a specific time for questioning.”

How does Hamas allow this?

“Hamas warns people not to provide any information. There are even signs on the Palestinian side of border crossings warning people going for questioning not to divulge anything, telling them to remember that the homeland is more precious than anything else.”

Doesn’t it make patients give up?

“Many people do. They are simply afraid. Even those who aren’t afraid aren’t guaranteed that they’ll get a permit. It can take months. Sometimes there is no reply at all. Many people die while waiting. There is also the issue of blackmail.”

Meaning what?

“Their travel permit is granted only on condition that they collaborate – information in exchange for an entry permit.”

You’re saying that the Shin Bet blackmails these patients? Can you prove that?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These activities against sick Palestinians constitutes slow motion genocide, courtesy of the Israeli government; and collective punishment, i.e., not allowing people medical treatment they desperately need, constitutes a war crime.

Jan 09 09:52

EXPOSING THE TRUTH IS LIFE THREATENING IN ISRAEL

The greatest threat to the extreme right in Israel is not terrorism, it is TRUTH.

After the conviction of the soldier terrorist Elor Azaria, the right launched a campaign to free him. The mouthpiece of the right, our local Psycho Gal has been the most vocal, which came as no surprise to anyone.

As stated above, the TRUTH is their greatest threat.

Jan 09 09:51

Labour Calls For Investigation Into Israeli Diplomat’s Plot Against MPs

Britain’s opposition Labour Party has called for an investigation into an “extremely disturbing” plot by an Israeli diplomat against pro-Palestinian MPs.

The party’s foreign affairs spokeswoman, Emily Thornberry, slammed Tel Aviv Sunday after release of a video, in which an Israeli embassy official is heard plotting to “take down” some of UK lawmakers.

Jan 09 08:25

Israeli Diplomat's Plot to “Take Down” UK MPs Caught on Camera

It’s the 21st century and we’re used to all sorts of scandals involving politicians.

Jan 09 08:20

Israeli diplomat caught on camera plotting to 'take down' UK MPs

An Israeli embassy official has been caught on camera in an undercover sting plotting to “take down” MPs regarded as hostile, including foreign office minister Sir Alan Duncan, an outspoken supporter of a Palestinian state.

Jan 09 08:16

Two Americans Among 4 Killed in Jerusalem Truck Ramming Terror Attack

Two of the four Israeli soldiers killed in the truck ramming attack in Jerusalem were American citizens.

Jan 09 08:12

U.S. ADMITS ISRAEL IS BUILDING PERMANENT APARTHEID REGIME — WEEKS AFTER GIVING IT $38 BILLION

Honest observers on both sides of the conflict have long acknowledged that the prospects for a two-state solution are virtually non-existent: another way of saying that Israel’s status as a permanent apartheid regime is inevitable. Indeed, U.S. intelligence agencies as early as 45 years ago explicitly warned that Israeli occupation would become permanent if it did not end quickly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel has, in the 21st century, become a wretchedly apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy with nuclear weapons, which means that a true and just peace in the Middle East can no longer be achieved.

The US government has consistently enabled this behaviour.

The engineering of the locations of settlers' compounds has been deliberately created to make a contiguous Palestinian state completely impossible.

All Palestinians can expect now is more serial genocide, coupled with robust expulsions from homes in which Palestinian families have lived for generations, and the seizing of more Palestinian lands.

For all the Syrian refugees the US government has admitted into this country, there should have been a robust program to entitle Palestinians to come to the US; because the US and Israeli government have, in concert, created a situation in which the Palestinians will have no home anymore, whatsoever.

Jan 09 07:07

How Many British MPs Are Working For Israel?

Al Jazeera is to be congratulated on an undercover investigation exposing something most of us could probably have guessed: that some Israeli embassy staff in the UK – let’s not pussy around, Mossad agents – are working with senior political activists and politicians in the Conservative and Labour parties to subvert their own parties from within, and skew British foreign policy so that it benefits Israeli, rather than British, interests.

Jan 08 17:32

Jewish Defense League lends its support to Neo-Nazis planning an armed protest against Jews

ed note–when the Aryan Nations marched here in sleepy, lil’ old Coeur d’Alene, Idaho years ago, the JDL made sure to be here and make its presence known and received national headlines for doing so.
But in this case, they have decided to ‘jine up’ with Andrew Anglin and his ‘movement’ and their plans to march through sleepy, lil’ old Whitefish, Montana with–as Anglin describes it–‘machine guns’…
For those having a difficult time putting the pieces together, what Andrew and his gang–who get near-daily exposure on the JMSM–are planning is to hold a public march through Whitefish, Montana, armed with–again, using Anglin’s own words–‘machine guns’–in the interests of intimidating the town’s Jewish residents as a result of what these same residents recently did in threatening the mother of Robert Spencer, leader of the same ‘alt-right’ that has featured in so much discussion involving Donald Trump.
So, let’s see if we can figure all this out.

Jan 08 16:44

Kerry, Netanyahu And The Settlements

Following the recent double-whammy against Israel, the first being the United Nations resolution condemning and demanding a stop to all settlement activity, and the second being United States Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech slamming Israeli policy, Israeli Prime Murderer Benjamin Netanyahu seems beside himself in fury. Mr. Kerry, he lamented shortly after the secretary’s speech, “obsessively dealt with settlements and barely touched upon the root of the conflict”. He then made this incredible statement: “No one wants peace more than the people of Israel”. Well, there you are.

Jan 08 14:00

Israeli Diplomat Filmed Talking About ‘Taking Down’ Pro-Palestinian UK MPs

A senior Israeli embassy official in London has been caught on camera saying he plotted to “take down” British MPs sympathetic to Palestine, including Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan.

Jan 08 11:03

Truck Rams Into Pedestrians In Jerusalem Killing Four, Wounding 15; Driver Shot

A truck rammed into a group of Israeli soldiers who were disembarking from a bus in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four people and wounding 15 others, AP reported citing Israeli police and rescue services said.

Jan 08 10:14

Israel apology after plot against UK politicians

The Israeli embassy has apologised to UK deputy foreign secretary Sir Alan Duncan for comments made by one of its staff members on plans "to take [him] down" due to his criticism of Israel's settlement activity in the occupied West Bank.

The comments, made by a senior political officer at the Israeli embassy Shai Masot, were secretly captured on film during a six-month undercover operation by Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit, which reveals plots by the Israeli diplomat and a British civil servant to destroy the careers of senior politicians.

In a conversation with Maria Strizzolo, who was then chief of staff to MP Robert Halfon, the deputy chairman of the ruling Conservative Party, Masot asked her if he could give her some names of MPs he would suggest she "take down".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

THIS is precisely how the Israeli Governmental Cartel thinks and operates.

And God bless Al Jazeera for having caught this conversation on film!

As a Christian Pacifist Activist, I would love to visit Jerusalem one day; unfortunately, however, because I have posted articles on this blog which have been more than a little critical of Israel's treatment of Palestinians, I would either be violently interrogated at Ben-Gurion airport, then refused entry, or assassinated outright if I got through airport security.

And to American Christian Zionists, who believe that they must blindly support everything Israel does (including serial genocide against the Palestinians), if you ever understood what most Israelis think of you, you would be wounded to the core of your being.

I don't know how "useful idiots" translates into Hebrew, but you catch my drift.

Jan 08 10:00

Avigail Abarbanel: I Boycott Israeli Products and Ask Everyone I Know to Do the Same

The plight of the Palestinian people under the military occupation is so painful that even sometimes the citizens of Israel recount it in heartrending terms. Avigail Abarbanel is an Israeli-born psychotherapist who migrated to Australia in 1991. She renounced her Israeli citizenship in protest at the Israeli mistreatment of the Palestinian people. Ms. Abarbanel served in the Israeli army between 1982 and 1984 during Israel’s first invasion of Lebanon. She tells Fars News Agency that the mentality of the family and the society where she grew up taught her to look at the Palestinians in a derogatory way. Ten years after moving to Australia, she woke up to the cruelties the Palestinians were subject to and decided to renounce her Israeli citizenship. She believes that Israel’s educational system is oriented on dehumanizing the Palestinian people and viewing them as the ‘other’.

Jan 08 09:45

“NO CHRISTMAS IN JERUSALEM FOR YOU!”

The Israeli policies of separating Bethlehem from Jerusalem and denying us entry are violations of International law and many are considered war crimes. Here are the violations that these soldiers and the Israeli government are guilty of based on International law:

Jan 08 09:44

IMAGE OF THE DAY ~~ HUNGER IN GAZA

A ‘meal’ you definitely wouldn’t want to be invited to …

Jan 08 08:59

Israel Mulls Law Granting Immunity to Killer Soldiers

Israel’s deputy minister for military affairs, Eli Ben-Dahan, claimed that the legislation would permit the Israeli soldiers to “carry out their duty … without fear of potential criminal prosecution", presstv reported. The law would grant immunity to Israeli forces in “operations they carried out, or avoided carrying out, before, during, and after a military operation…,” Ben-Dahan said. Justifying the controversial measure, the official further claimed that too many Israeli forces have faced lengthy legal proceedings over the past few years, “only to be acquitted eventually.” The remarks came a few days after an Israeli soldier was convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead severely-wounded Palestinian Abed al-Fatah al-Sharif following an alleged stabbing attack in West Bank city of Hebron last year. The March 2015 killing, which was captured on video by a Palestinian human rights activist, prompted international condemnation.

Jan 08 08:46

Israeli diplomat caught on camera plotting to 'take down' UK MPs

Shai Masot is recorded discussing how to discredit MPs in comments described by Israeli embassy as ‘unacceptable’

Jan 07 21:11

Israel's ambassador sorry over 'take down' Sir Alan Duncan comment

The conversation involved Mr Masot and Maria Strizzolo, an aide to education minister Robert Halfon, the former political director of Conservative Friends of Israel, as well as an undercover reporter.

It was recorded in October 2016 as part of an investigation by Al Jazeera.

Mr Masot asked her: "Can I give you some names of MPs that I would suggest you take down?"

Ms Strizzolo replied that all MPs have "something they're trying to hide" and Mr Masot responded by saying "I have some MPs", adding "she knows which MPs I want to take down" before specifying "the deputy foreign minister".

Jan 07 09:56

Kerry blasts Israeli policy of settlements — II

Says two-state solution is the only way to achieve a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians; some seem to believe that the US friendship means the US must accept any policy, regardless of our own interests, our own positions, our own words, our own principles; no US admin has done more for Israel's security than Obama's

Jan 07 09:56

By Condemning UN's Anti-Settlement Resolution, House Democrats Side With Israel's Far-Right Over President Obama

A majority of Democratic lawmakers in the House joined hands with virtually all congressional Republicans to vote for a bill condemning a United Nations Security Council resolution that reaffirms the illegality of Israel's settlements on occupied Palestinian land. By rejecting the UN resolution, the House Democrats rebuked the leader of their party, President Barack Obama, whose administration registered a rare abstention vote on the measure, triggering a tantrum from the far-right government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Jan 07 09:01

Israel cuts $8.6 million in UN funding over settlements resolution

Israel will cut US$6 million (NZ$8.6m) in funding to the United Nations in 2017 in protest against a UN Security Council resolution that demanded an end to Israeli settlement building on land Palestinians want for an independent state.

Jan 06 15:59

US House Votes To Disavow UN Resolution Against Israel

The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan measure to disapprove a United Nations Security Council resolution that condemned Israeli settlements on the occupied Palestinian territories.

The motion, passed 342 to 80 on Thursday, described last month’s resolution as “an obstacle to Israel-Palestinian peace,” and was a rebuke to President Barack Obama’s approach to the US-Israel relationship.

Jan 06 13:49

Islamic State violence fuels culture wars and widens generation gaps

James Dorsey explains why the Islamist attack on Istanbul’s Reina nightclub may have emboldened Muslim youth “to stand up for their right to craft lives that reflect a more liberal, less restrictive interpretation of Islam”.

Jan 06 11:24

US House Shamelessly Grovels to Israel… AGAIN

Yesterday, January 5, the US House put on a shameful display of groveling to Israel, a display even more noxious than their usual butt-kissing of the world’s #1 terror state, Israel, voting to pass HR 11.

The House measure, which is non-binding, calls for the UN resolution “to be repealed or fundamentally altered so that… it is no longer one-sided and anti-Israel” and allows all final status issues toward a two-state solution to be resolved through direct bilateral negotiation.

It also demands that the United States ensures that no action be taken at the Paris Conference on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict scheduled for January 15, that would impose an agreement on the two sides.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I say it is time to grab every member of Congress who serves Israel, crate them up (don't forget the air holes) and ship them to Tel Aviv!

Jan 06 11:05

Report: Mossad head briefs Trump staff during secret meeting

Intelligence agency head Yossi Cohen updates presidential transition team on Iranian nuclear deal, Syrian civil war

Jan 06 10:50

Archbishop Was “Icon Of Resistance” To Palestinians

Tributes pour in after the death of Greek Melkite archbishop Hilarion Capucci, 94, who fought for Palestinian rights

A Greek Melkite archbishop, described as an “icon” of the Palestinian liberation struggle, has died in Rome at the age of 94.

Jan 06 10:24

Mossad chief and security delegation meet with Trump team

Meanwhile, Washington, the US, the MSM is in an uproar over CIA lies, CIA #Fakenews, CIA Russian hacking allegations, with people calling for a purge of the CIA.

Jan 06 08:40

Portland halts investment in Caterpillar

The city of Portland, Oregon, has voted to temporarily halt its investments in all corporate securities after a broad coalition of activists urged the city to drop financial relationships with companies involved in human rights violations.

Jan 05 16:20

Netanyahu Wants Pardon For IDF Soldier Who Shot Defenseless, Wounded Palestinian In The Head

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday called for the pardon of an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier who had just been convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting a wounded Palestinian man last year in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron.

“Sgt Elor Azaria, 20, shot Abdul Fatah al-Sharif, 21, in the head while he was lying immobile on a road,” as BBC News writes. Al-Sharif was allegedly involved in a knife attack against another Israeli soldier and had already been shot, though he remained alive.

Jan 05 14:21

John Kerry: Hero or Backstabber?

What just happened? Did the feckless John Kerry, the sidekick of the vainglorious Barack Hussein Obama, just become a hero of epic proportion? "How do you ask a man to be the last man to die in Vietnam? How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake? ... [W]e have been used in the worst fashion by the administration of this country." So, he had goodness in him. It perhaps got lost amidst money and power. And, now again, here he is speaking truth to the American establishment. Kerry is renewing the call for a two-state solution that will be acceptable to Israel and Palestine. Of course, nothing will be acceptable to Netanyahu, as he and the extreme elements of Likud Party types are committed to what is known as "Greater Israel". "Greater Israel" includes, for instance, parts of Iraq, Iran and Egypt...

Jan 05 12:22

US Aid Package to Israel Incentivizes War

On September 14, 2016, the United States and Israel signed a “memorandum of understanding” (MOU) pledging $38 billion in “security assistance” to Israel over ten years. The agreement replaces a similar MOU signed by the Bush administration.

However, the Obama administration claimed two key differences on its MOU web page. First, Israel is not allowed to lobby Congress for hundreds of millions in additional funds from its embassy and US affinity organizations. Second, more of the ten-year allotment must be spent on US military contractors rather than inside Israel. However, “escape clauses” in the written agreement – which the White House never released – make such limitations unlikely. Most worrying, the MOU dangles Israel a blank check if it launches war on its neighbors, while continuing to provide the IDF with the free food and fuel it would need to sustain such a conflict.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Obama should have known better than to have signed off on this deal; and if he thought, for one second, that Israel would use this money for defensive, rather than offensive, military operations, he was being dangerously naive, and indulging in what can only be characterised as "magical thinking".

The nation of Israel just cannot get along with nearly any countries in its neighborhood; and potentially, Israel may well use this money toward waging wars on neighboring countries it thinks it can get away with attacking, potentially like Lebanon, which is no where nearly as militarily capable as is Israel.

Jan 05 11:31

US Senators Introduce Bill to Move Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Three US senators introduced a bill to congress on Wednesday that would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capital and move the US embassy there from Tel Aviv, defying international stances on the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict resting on a two-state solution.

According to The Guardian, Republican senators Ted Cruz (Texas), Dean Heller (Nevada), and Marco Rubio (Florida), introduced the Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act at the 115th Congress in Washington on Wednesday, as Republicans control both the Senate and House of Representatives for the first time since 2007.

If implemented, the bill would give legitimacy to Israel’s illegal occupation of East Jerusalem since 1967, disregard Palestinian claims to the city, and possibly terminate a longstanding White House policy to perpetually defer a 1995 Congressional decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and move the embassy there.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Should such a move go forward, it will cripple any chances for a true and lasting peace in the Middle East, and demonstrate that the US government is pathologically incapable of being an "honest broker" for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

Jan 05 11:23

2016 'deadliest year' for West Bank children in decade

Israeli forces have killed more Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in 2016 than any other year in the last decade, rights group Defence for Children International (DCI) has said.

The organisation's chapter in the occupied Palestinian territories recorded the killings of 32 Palestinian children (under 18), making 2016 "the deadliest year of the past decade" for them, the group said in a recent report.

Many of those killings happened during Israeli military raids on Palestinian towns in the occupied West Bank, confrontations with the Israeli army or during unarmed protests.

"Israeli soldiers employ a shoot-to-kill policy. They have the green light to kill Palestinians, and the fact that they can do so with impunity and no consequences builds the foundation for such shootings to take place," Ayed Abu Eqtaish, Accountability Programme Director at DCI-Palestine, told Al Jazeera.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The assassination of children is an assassination of a culture's future, and this is precisely what is happening to Palestinian kids in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Serial Israeli genocide of Palestinians, coupled with robust expulsions of Palestinian families from homes in which those families have lived for generations, appears to be the order of the day in Israel.

But there is a statement that lawmakers in Tel Aviv should keep in mind from the Jewish tradition as expressed by the highly respected Rabbi, Maimonides: "Do not do anything to anyone which you would not want done to you."

I do not know how, or in what format, but the hubristic intransigence of Israel in preventing the establishment of a Palestinian state may well come back to haunt it, and with an unimaginable vengeance.

Jan 05 10:30

THE FÜHRER’S BELL TOLLS FOR THEE

Has it not been a long time since Palestine disappeared from the agenda of the international community of states which always gives so much importance to compliance with the international law? What did Kerry achieve in the end with his embittered speech? Like all its predecessors, the Obama Administration is facing the ruins of mistaken politics towards its precious favourite ally Israel.

Jan 05 10:30

NETANYAHU’S ART OF HIDING THE TRUTH BY TWISTING WORDS

Last month, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued two public statements. When the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution criticizing settlements, Netanyahu attacked it for not condemning Syria. When Secretary of State John Kerry defended the Obama administration’s decision to let the resolution pass, Netanyahu attacked him for not sufficiently condemning the Palestinians.

In both responses, the Israeli leader illustrated George Orwell’s famous insight: The abuse of human beings starts with the abuse of language.

Jan 05 08:43

Israeli PM Netanyahu backs pardon for manslaughter soldier

Elor Azaria, 19 at the time, shot Abdul Fatah al-Sharif, 21, in the head while he was lying immobile on a road.
Note: Disgusting. If the soldier would have been a Palestinian Israelis would have demolished his house. This in inexcusable!

Jan 05 08:14

Lebanon: President Aoun claims Mossad behind killing of Lebanese citizen in Angola

President Michel Aoun Wednesday expressed belief that Israel's intelligence agency Mossad was behind the slaying of a Lebanese in Angola.

Aoun made his statements during a Cabinet session at the Baabda Palace.

Jan 05 06:39

Netanyahu calls for pardon of Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has joined the chorus of right wing Israelis calling on the Israeli president to pardon a soldier convicted of manslaughter after shooting dead an already neutralized Palestinian attacker last March.

Jan 04 09:47

3 Myths about Israeli Settlements

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Facebook blocked the preview of this video when I posted it, so make a point of emailing the link to your mailing lists.

Jan 04 09:32

IT TAKES TWO TO TANGO (ERASING ISRAEL FROM THE MAP)

UN-run schools in the West Bank and Gaza use textbooks which negate the existence of Israel; teach Western Wall, Cave of the Patriarchs are exclusively Muslim holy sites which the zionists strive to occupy; stamps from the British Mandate period are doctored to remove the Hebrew.
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Jan 04 09:30

MAKE SURE THE CAMERAS ARE TURNED OFF WHEN YOU PULL THE TRIGGER

On 24 March ‘16, B’Tselem volunteer ‘Imad Abu Shamsiyeh documented a soldier shooting and killing ‘Abd al-Fatah a-Sharif, a Palestinian who had carried out a knife attack and was lying wounded on the road after soldiers had shot him. The footage garnered sharp domestic and international criticism, leading to an investigation and indictment of the soldier. The act was a direct consequence of the public view, fueled by vitriolic politicians, that shooting to kill is legitimate whenever a Palestinian attacks or attempts to attack an Israeli.

Jan 04 08:46

On Loving Another Country

Trump better be for America first, second and last!

During the campaign Donald Trump declared his love for Israel, but as George Washington warned, such sentiments should have no place in statecraft.

Jan 04 07:09

IDF soldier who shot & killed immobile Palestinian assailant convicted of manslaughter

An Israeli military tribunal has convicted Elor Azaria, a soldier of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), of manslaughter after a high-profile months-long trial.

Jan 03 13:41

U.S. Jews Demand Refugees—But Not In Israel

The U.S.-based Hebrew Immigration Aid Society (HIAS) has demanded that the “United States remains a place where families fleeing war and persecution can find safety and dignity”—in an article published in Israel, the Jewish state which has refused to take refugees, outlaws marriage between Jews and non-Jews, and has a Jews-only immigration policy.

Jan 03 11:05

Israeli officials back shoot-to-kill policy of Palestinian suspects, says Human Rights Watch

Leading Israeli officials have been encouraging soldiers and police officers to kill Palestinians suspected of attacks regardless of whether lethal force is necessary, according to a new report by a leading human rights organisation.

Human Rights Watch has compiled numerous statements by senior members of Benjamin Netanyahu’s administration and the country’s police force, which appear to endorse using lethal force against suspects, irrespective of whether anyone is in danger.

International human rights law limits lethal force to circumstances in which it is necessary to protect life, and in which no other less extreme option is available.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The lady holding up the sign for media consumption, says it all through that image.

Genocide, against all Palestinians and Arabs, is obviously what she supports whole-heartedly.

No attempt at co-existence; no civility; just the assassination of all of "the others"; is this what she gets when she goes to celebrate Shabbat, is this what her rabbi teaches her, and her congregation?!? Unfortunately, in too many cases, the answer is a resounding "Yes"!!

Israel rabbi to paramedics: 'Leave Palestinians to die'

Thousands Of Israelis Take To The Streets Calling For Palestinian Genocide

Top Israeli rabbis advocate genocide

Hate-Mongering Israeli Rabbis Call Killing Palestinians “a Religious Duty”

Israel’s Orthodox Rabbis: ‘Palestinians to the Ovens!’

Chief Rabbi Calls For Israeli Troops To Ignore Laws, Kill Palestinians

But then, what can one expect of citizens and their religious leaders from a wretchedly apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy with nuclear weapons, which is what Israel has become, in the 21st century?!?

If Israel is incapable of resolving their conflicts with Palestinians, it will become an utterly failed, rogue nation which should be dropped from UN membership, and severely, critically sanctioned until its economy face-plants.

Jan 03 09:48

SHORT FILM ~~ ‘IN DEFENSE OF THE ROCKET’

Completed in 2015, In Defense of the Rocket has been screened at numerous film festivals in recent months, including its premier at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, at Canada’s HotDocs as well as in Sarajevo and Milan.

Jan 03 09:30

Israel’s Above-The-Law Behavior

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threw a temper tantrum on Dec. 24 after the U.S. failed to veto United Nations Security Council Resolution 2234 condemning Zionist settlements on Palestinian territory.

Jan 03 07:56

Dr. Kevin Barrett: Alex Jones explodes in blubbering rage at the mere mention of my name

If one of the speakers in this video is "mentally ill" it sure isn't Jeremy Rothe-Kushel.

Jan 03 07:39

Hysterical Alex Jones Weeps & Prays For Bibi: "Globalists Clearly Trying To Overthrow Israel" & Arrest Netanyahu. 'All You That Hate Jews' Get Ready for Islamic Rule in the U.S.

"And now Benjamin Netanyahu, they're looking at arresting him, and throwing him in prison!!!And you know what that means? The minute they take down Netanyahu, they're going after Trump. So hey, all of you that wanted to live under globalist Islamic rule? All you that hate Jews? You're about to get a big juicy taste, if the globalists win, of what it's gonna be like being under Saudi Arabia and communist China.. THEY'RE CLEARLY TRYING TO overthrow Israel. They're clearly trying to overthrow Trump!.. IT'S TIME TO PRAY! (starts to literally weep, puts his head in his hands.) ..Please somehow stop the evil forces.. Please stop those who are trying to overthrow Israel and start world war three and bring about Armageddon. Please give us a reprieve."

Jan 03 07:38

Israeli Police Interrogate Netanyahu At His Home For Three Hours

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was interrogated under caution today on suspicion of alleged corruption. The interrogation lasted for three hours and was conducted at the prime minister's residence in Jerusalem.

Netanyahu is expected to be questioned at least once more prior to the completion of the investigation.

Jan 02 17:08

Diana Buttu And Gideon Levy On Israeli Settlements, Kerry, Military Aid And The End Of A Two-State Solution

Secretary of State John Kerry has blasted Israel’s government, saying in a major address on Wednesday that the relentless expansion of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank threatens Israel’s democracy and has all but ended the prospect of a two-state solution with the Palestinians.

Jan 02 15:47

Alex Jones Called Out About Zionism Again, Calls It 'Mental Illness'

Jeremy Rothe-Kushel, a Jewish American who opposes the Rothschild Israeli-Zionist power brokers who control America, called into Alex Jones show on 12/27, only to have Alex melt down into a rant against "mental illness." When Jeremy mentioned Dr. Kevin Barrett, Jones audibly scoffed, remarking "I'm not even going to get into that person you mentioned."

Jan 02 14:19

Conservative Black Minister Cross-Examines Jewish Rabbi About 'Racism'

In this must-see clip, Conservative author and Christian minister Jesse Lee Peterson interviews Rabbi David Wolpe, Senior Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles. Jesse is so straightforward and unabashed in his line of questioning that it feels a little bit uncomfortable and confrontational. At first the rabbi tries to convince Jesse that whites are racist against black people, a point which Jesse vehemently denies. "You just made a statement about white people that isn't true," he tells the rabbi. "It doesn't exist." The rabbi gets visibly agitated, and they argue back and forth. Jesse then launches another stream of shocking, rapid-fire questions:
•"Are you racist?"
•"Are there Jewish people who are racist against white people?"
•"Are there white people who are racist against Jewish people?"
•"Were Nazis white people? And why were they mad at the Jews?"

Jan 02 14:15

Israel’s running from the law

Lawrence Davidson examines what is behind Israel’s rejection of the UN Security Council resolution condemning the settlements on Palestinian territory and the consequences of this for international law, and views the inadequate responses to this rejection.

Jan 02 11:56

Israeli Police Enter Netanyahu's Home For Questioning Over Corruption Allegations

As the Obama administration shunned Israel last week, we warned that police were calling on Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to allow them to open a full criminal investigation against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Today, as Channel 2 reports, Israeli police entered Bibi's home for questioning. The prime minister was quick to react, blasting "don't celebrate too soon over corruption probe."

As we detailed last week, on Monday, December 26th, Israeli police announced that they are absolutely convinced that a criminal investigation will be opened in the next few days due to new documents that were recently received in a special inquiry that began about 9 months ago.

The offenses that Netanyahu allegedly will face will be bribery and aggravated-fraud. In June it was reported that police had recently started their secret investigation, with demand that no details be leaked to the media.

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It will be interesting to see how Israeli politics will move, because of the corruption scandal.

The Israeli national laws allow for snap elections.

And without the power of the Prime Ministry behind him, Netanyahu may not be able to come out of this investigation politically unscathed.

Jan 02 10:57

Circle January 15th: 70 Nations Will Gather In Paris To Discuss The Creation Of A Palestinian State

On January 15th, representatives from 70 different countries will gather in Paris, France for an unprecedented global conference. The stated goal of this conference is to promote a “two-state solution” as the way that lasting peace will be brought to the Middle East. In Israel, there is a tremendous amount of concern that whatever is agreed upon at this conference will immediately be used as the basis for a UN Security Council resolution that would permanently divide the land of Israel and create a Palestinian state. But things would have to move very rapidly in order for that to happen, because Barack Obama’s time in the White House comes to an end on January 20th, and Donald Trump has already made it exceedingly clear that he would never support such a resolution.

Jan 02 09:53

TOP TEN BDS VICTORIES OF 2016

“People now realize that it doesn’t make any sense to claim that you’re a progressive or that you care about basic principles of equality and human rights if you can’t apply those principles to the question of Palestine … and a freedom struggle that has gone on for decades now.”

Jan 02 09:39

Defamation-Excellent Israeli Documentary on "Anti-Semitism" MUST WATCH

Jan 01 21:48

Tide Of History Going Against Israel Despite Efforts By UK, US: Scholar

“The tide of history is going against Israel,” says a British scholar, arguing that the regime is not going to survive much longer despite receiving overwhelming support from its allies like Britain and the US.

Dr. Rodney Shakespeare, a London-based university professor and political analyst, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Sunday, adding that no matter how pro-Zionist, the British and American governments will soon develop second thoughts for their support of Israel.

Jan 01 20:07

Kerry’s Finest Hour: Obama Team Labels Israel An Outlaw Nation

Hallelujah!

As President Obama is about to fade from the White House forever to make way for the Twitter King’s juggernaut of furniture wreckers, his abstaining vote on a United Nations Security Counsel resolution to condemn Benjamin Netanyahu’s settlement policies in the West Bank and Jerusalem as “illegal” has rocked the leadership of that tiny nation. Naturally, Netanyahu and others in the Likudist pro-settlement camp went ballistic, since they’ve written Obama off as a loser and know what a coup the condemnation resolution is. T

Jan 01 15:07

Palestine, The World And Resolution 2334

Well, the sturm und drang caused by the passage of United Nations Resolution 2334, condemning Israeli settlements, is like the shot heard ‘round the world. From the apartheid nation of Israel, to the bought-and-paid-for-by-Israeli-lobbies halls of Congress, the cries of ‘foul’ are being heard loudly. It is, indeed, as Macbeth might have said, much ‘sound and fury’, but it would be a mistake to say it signifies nothing. However, what is signifies is not exactly what those shouting the loudest intended.

Jan 01 09:10

Israel grabbed over 13,000 dunums of Palestinian land in 2016

The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) have seized about 13,295 dunums of Palestinian land during 2016, according to a report released on Thursday by the Palestinian Land Research Center (LRC).

Israel’s appropriation of Palestinian land increased by 43 percent during the current year compared to 2015, the report said.

Jan 01 09:10

ZIONIST ENDANGERS AND DANGERS

While the “Jewish State” violates international law and continues grabbing Palestinian land; destroying houses; making whole families homeless; and imposing travel bans and sanctions, the hypocritical community of states is unable to stand up and unanimously support a free Palestine.

Jan 01 09:09

A SPEECH ON PALESTINE/ISRAEL AWAITING PRESIDENT OBAMA

SECRETARY KERRY: “There are other countries in the UN who believe it is our job to dictate the terms of a solution in the Security Council. Others want us to simply recognize a Palestinian state, absent an agreement. But I want to make clear today, these are not the choices that we will make.”

QUESTION: Will the U.S. allow others to make these choices?

Dec 31 12:41

Obama Entitled to His Own Opinions; Absolutely Not To His Own Facts (Video)

When was the last time you saw a United States President acting like such a petulant child, or act with such recklessness and malice for the safety and wellbeing of the country and the people he just presided over for eight years? The closest thing that comes to mind for me, is when the Clinton administration did thousands of dollars in damage to the White House on their way out, ripped the “W” key off all the keyboards (a stab at George “W” Bush), and even stole are and furniture on their way out. Democrats: Always classy... 

Dec 31 09:52

Israel's never-ending crimes: It's not just settlements. Israel has not just committed unspeakable acts of genocide but done so with absolute transparency.

In its least appealing landscape painting, it would appear that the resolution seemingly bestows upon already completed settlements de facto legitimacy and addresses only that part of the building glut currently under way or planned for tomorrows yet to come.

To make matters worse, despite its gratuitous dicta, the resolution remains very much a toothless declaration without any enforcement mechanism whatsoever - essentially relying upon a sudden burst of Israeli conscience to reverse a steady march of indifference to international law that has led Israel's way since the very first day it was manufactured from stolen land in Palestine.

WATCH: Israel refuses to recognise UN vote on settlements (2:10)

Defiant Netanyahu

Dec 31 09:52

Why Americans Shouldn't Support Israeli Settlements In Palestinian Land Abby Martin

Divine right to other peoples land, hmmm, where have we heard that before?

Dec 31 09:11

Israeli home demolitions break records, shatter lives in 2016

Israel has demolished or seized a record number of Palestinian buildings throughout the West Bank in 2016, according to the United Nations, displacing over 1,500 people.

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Dec 31 09:11

Israeli soldiers who beat journalists escape punishment

In 2012, Israeli soldiers attacked a group of foreign and Palestinian journalists, beating them with clubs before detaining them.

It has taken the Israeli army three years to conduct disciplinary proceedings against the commanding officers who gave the orders.

Dec 31 07:25

Cps/welfare in child trafficking scandal in Israel – with Marianne Azizi

Dec 31 06:37

Don't Israel my Facebook

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Actually forget FB, move to vk.com NOW!

Dec 30 20:27

Theresa May Distances UK From Kerry’s Remarks On Israel

Prime Minister Theresa May has distanced the UK from Washington after Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a strong rebuke of Israeli policies in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Dec 30 17:02

Jewish Protesters At White House Celebrate UN Rebuke Of Israel

A number of Orthodox Jewish activists have staged a demonstration in front of the White House to celebrate the recent UN Security Council rebuke of Israel’s illegal settlement construction on the occupied Palestinian lands.

The demonstrators on Thursday called for the immediate termination of the Israeli entity and the return of the occupied territories to Palestinians.

Dec 30 15:13

U.S. Catholic Bishops Condemn "Injustices Perpetrated Against Palestinians By The Israeli Government"

Gee, how did CNN, Fox, The NY Slmes, and all the other fake news completely miss this one? Maybe they don't want the Christians in America to learn about the atrocities perpetrated against Palestinians by Israel? Most Reverand Bishop Oscar Cantu, Chairman of The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on International Justice and Peace, recently sent a following letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry regarding the situation in Israel and Palestine. In it, the bishop notes that Palestinian homes are destroyed, confiscated, and the Israelis even encroach on Christian monestaries and convents!

Dec 30 14:14

UK Had Key Role In UN Resolution Against Israel: Report

The UK played an important role in brokering the United Nations resolution condemning Israel for its policy of building illegal settlements on the occupied Palestinian territory, it has been confirmed.

Dec 30 13:25

Israel’s AG Orders Criminal Investigation Into Netanyahu

Israel’s attorney-general has ordered police to open a criminal investigation into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Dec 30 13:12

10 Things Palestinians Can’t Do Because Of The Israeli Occupation

The Israeli government and some U.S. politicians are attacking the Obama administration for permitting a recent U.N. Security Council resolution that condemns Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. Secretary of State John Kerry faced further ire on Wednesday after saying the settlements threaten prospects for peace in the region.

Yet part of the reason the administration decided to speak out forcefully about the settlements is because they are such a key feature of Israel’s occupation ? now approaching its 50th year. The occupation affects almost every aspect of Palestinians’ lives in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem.

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Dec 30 12:43

Bibi Netanyahu To Kerry: "Israel Looks Forward To Working With President-Elect Trump & U.S. Congress To Repeal U.N. Resolution (Full Speech)

"Israel looks forward to working with President-elect Trump and with the American Congress, Democrats and Republicans alike, to mitigate the damage that this resolution has done and ultimately, to repeal it. Israel hopes that the outgoing Obama Administration will prevent any more damage being done to Israel at the UN in its waning days. I wish I could be comforted by the promise that the US says we will not bring any more resolutions to the UN. That's what they said about the previous resolution. We have it on absolutely incontestable evidence that the United States organized, advanced and brought this resolution to the United Nations Security Council. We'll share that information with the incoming administration. Some of it is sensitive, it's all true. You saw some of it in the protocol released in an Egyptian paper. There's plenty more; it's the tip of the iceberg."

Dec 30 10:38

The world has finally called Israel’s bluff on its non-existent Palestinian peace process

sraeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has long based his settlement strategy on the assumption that the international community will ignore the plight of the Palestinians. But the United Nations proved him wrong on Dec. 23, passing Security Council resolution 2334, which reaffirms the longstanding UN ruling that all Israeli settlements built outside Israel’s pre-1967 borders violate international law.

Dec 30 07:59

Israel's Netanyahu Denies 'Baseless' Reports of New Scandal

Israel's prime minister has denied what he calls "baseless" reports that he received gifts from two businessmen.

Dec 30 07:40

US retail chain Gap shuttering stores in Israel

American retail apparel franchise The Gap is expected to shut down operations in Israel in the coming year, Israeli media reported Thursday.

According to Channel 2, the Israeli company Gottex - the controlling shareholder of Gap along with Spanish brands Zara and Pull & Bear in Israel - announced that it will make efforts to absorb employees of the shuttering store chain.

Dec 30 07:34

Downing Street criticises US comments on Israel

Downing Street has criticised US Secretary of State John Kerry for calling the Netanyahu government the "most right-wing in Israel's history".

It was "not appropriate" to attack the composition of the democratically-elected government of an ally, PM Theresa May's spokesman said.

But a senior Tory MP has expressed concerns at No 10's intervention.

Crispin Blunt said US analysis was correct and on its current path Israel could not stay "democratic and Jewish".

Dec 30 07:11

Israel declassifies 200,000 pages of documents on 1950s ‘kidnapped babies’ scandal

More than 1,000 families – mostly from the Middle East and North Africa, but also from Balkan countries – had since reported their infants being systematically taken from Israeli hospitals, and put up for adoption. The claims never stood up, and the latest effort to investigate the Yemenite Children Affair in 2001 concluded that the children had either died or been buried with the hospital authorities failing to notify the parents.

Dec 30 07:09

Clashes, air raids tarnish Russia and Turkey's Syria truce

Clashes, shelling and air raids in western Syria marred a Russian- and Turkish-backed ceasefire that aims to end nearly six years of war and lead to peace talks between rebels and a government emboldened by recent battlefield success.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, a key ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, announced the ceasefire Thursday after forging the agreement with Turkey, a longtime backer of the opposition.

The truce went into force at midnight but monitors and rebels reported almost immediate clashes, and violence appeared to escalate later Friday as warplanes bombed areas in the country's northwest, they said.

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Whose warplanes?

Dec 30 06:43

Ex-Mossad head on Israel medical aid to al-Nusra Front - UpFront

Dec 29 14:24

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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Dec 29 14:15

FLASHBACK - KILLING THE FAMILY OF JESUS

So here is the deal. Some of the people walking around Palestine, Gaza, and the West Bank are blood relatives of Jesus. Distant blood relatives, but still blood relatives. Given 2000 years, it is possible that the vast majority of present day Palestinians are remote relatives of Jesus.

Israel is killing them.

And YOU are paying for it, which means you share the guilt. YOU are paying for the weapons used to kill the modern day family of Jesus. The moment you sign that 1040 form, you sign a confession, admitting before all the world that you are an accessory in the murder.

Think you are going to get into heaven after an insult like that?

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Dec 29 14:06

Palestine 2017: Time To Bid Farewell to Washington and Embrace the Globe

Doubtless, the UN resolution – like all others – remains rather symbolic as long as there are no practical mechanisms to ensure the enforcement of international law.

Not only will Israel not respect the United Nations’ will but is, in fact, already accelerating its settlement activities in the Jerusalem area, in defiance of that will.

The Jerusalem municipality had announced that 300 housing units will be built in the illegal settlements of Ramat Shlomo, Ramot, and Bit Hanina while the Security Council members were preparing for the vote on the “legal invalidity” of the Jewish settlements.

The Palestinian National Authority, on the other hand, is already celebrating another symbolic “victory”, which is readily being marketed to unamused Palestinians as a major step towards their freedom and their independent state.

Dec 29 13:02

Gilad Atzmon - Identity Politics Tension with Patriotism Part 1

Dec 29 12:50

Israel Settlements

The position of the United States has been clear and consistent as Presidents Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama have all been against expanding illegal settlements. In the past U.S. vetoes have protected Israel in spite of Israel's callous disregards of international law and the pleas of the U.S. to comply with the international community and the requests of the U.S.

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Dec 29 10:05

NETANYAHU SH-TS ON THE WORLD (AGAIN)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who also holds the foreign ministry portfolio, has ordered that “working ties” be limited with 12 of the 14 countries on the Security Council that backed the resolution – the two others, Malaysia and Venezuela, have no diplomatic ties with Israel.

Dec 29 09:35

Israel “Reducing” Ties With Backers Of UN Anti Settlement Resolution

Israel says it is “reducing” ties with those nations who voted for last week’s UN Security Council resolution demanding a halt to their settlement expansion on Palestinian territory.

Dec 29 09:24

NYT: Obama, Kerry Trying to Stop Netanyahu From 'Driving Drunk'

In an article titled 'Bibi Netanyahu makes Trump his chump,' Tom Friedman says President-elect Trump could be complicit in creating an Israel that is 'either no longer Jewish or no longer democratic.'

Dec 29 09:22

Netanyahu spokesman slams US 'abandonment of Israel'

"It's very disappointing to see this departure from U.S. policy, this abandonment of Israel at the U.N.," spokesman David Keyes said on CNN.

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Dec 29 08:13

FLASHBACK - Types With Tired Fingers

Because I am now religiously connected with the original people of the North American continent, who have been there for thousands of years, I hereby call on the United States Government to withdraw and return this land to its rightful traditional owners, myself included. After all, "We" were here first!

Sounds silly, doesn't it?

And it is.

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Dec 29 08:00

The UN Security Council Has Just Officially Given Every Inch Of East Jerusalem To The Palestinians

By defiantly attempting to divide the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem during the waning days of his presidency, Barack Obama has cursed America.

You may not believe in blessings and curses, but the Word of God says that those that curse Israel will be cursed, and without a doubt we will most assuredly be cursed as a result of what Barack Obama has done.

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Dec 29 07:38

Senate Democrats Condemn Obama for Anti-Israel UN Vote

Some Senate Democrats have issued scathing statements against President Barack Obama and his administration’s decision to break with longstanding tradition to veto anti-Israel resolutions, choosing, instead, to abstain from voting in a United Nations Security Council vote. The vote called for a halt to Israeli construction in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem.

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Dec 28 11:05

Defending UN vote, Kerry ratchets up criticism of Israel

Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday took aim at Israel’s government as he defended the administration's decision to allow the U.N. Security Council to pass resolution condemning the country's settlement activity.

“Friends need to tell each other the hard truths and friendships require mutual respect,” Kerry said during a more than hour-long speech at the State Department.

Dec 28 10:44

Welcome to Greater Israel!

Trump has promised to “put America first,” but there is inevitably a spanner in the works. Now, with the New Year only six days away and the presidential inauguration coming less than three weeks after that, it is possible to discern that the new foreign policy will, more than under Barack Obama and George W. Bush, be driven in significant part by Israeli interests.

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This very positive attitude toward both Israel and Netanyahu, concerns me greatly.

I will take a wait and see attitude here, but the very notion of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is likely to be the spark which may well inflame the entire Middle East.

Dec 28 09:58

Israel Approves Settler Building In East Jerusalem Ahead Of Kerry Speech

The approval came after Israel postponed authorization of hundreds of other homes ahead of a speech on the Middle East by the U.S. secretary of state.

Israel approved construction of a multi-story building for settlers in annexed East Jerusalem on Wednesday, an NGO said, after postponing authorization of hundreds of other homes ahead of a speech on the Middle East by the U.S. secretary of state.

The Obama administration provoked the Israeli government’s fury on Friday by failing to block the passage of an anti-settlement resolution in the U.N. Security Council.

Secretary of State John Kerry was to give further voice to international opposition to settlements in an address at 11 a.m. ET (1600 GMT) that a State Department official said would lay out his vision for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has joined Israeli leaders in attacking the outgoing Obama administration’s move at the U.N.

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My bet is that the Israeli government will go ahead, and approve the other settlements, the approval of which is currently"postponed", when it believes that either the international community is distracted, or not paying attention, to enable Israel to ram the approvals through, and go ahead with construction.

When that happens, in light of the fact that Israel is no longer funding the UN, and literally scoffs at the notion of international law, Israel should be voted out of the UN, with severe economic sanctions to follow immediately upon its expulsion.

Dec 28 09:33

America and Israel in 2017

Last week President Barack Obama delivered a hard slap to Israel on his way out the door. The U.S. abstained from a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements as a “flagrant violation under international law.” And a major obstacle to a two-state peace deal. - See more at: http://digitaledition.chicagotribune.com/tribune/article_popover.aspx?gu...
Note: No, it has been the policy of the United States for over 50 years that the settlements were illegal. The U.S. cannot in perpetuity continue to protect and finance Israel.

Dec 28 09:23

Israel suggests US should consider cutting funds to UN after Security Council vote

Israel's ambassador to the United States on Monday slammed the United Nations Security Council's adoption of a resolution opposing Jewish settlements in occupied territory, suggesting the incoming Trump administration and Congress should take a close look at how much money the U.S. hands over to the U.N.

Speaking on Fox News' "Special Report," Ambassador Ron Dermer also doubled down on Israel's claim the U.S. orchestrated the resolution vote before abstaining last week. Still, he gave few specifics. "We have that evidence... we're going to present it to the new administration, and if they choose to share it with the American people, that'll be their choice."

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And may I politely suggest, considering the fact that Israel has cut its funding of the UN, and scoffs at the notion of international law, that it be removed from its status as a UN member by a General Counsel vote?

This expulsion should be followed immediately by the most severe sanctions the UN can levy against it, because that is the language its government in Tel Aviv understands.

Dec 28 09:15

Israel warned New Zealand that UN resolution was 'declaration of war': report

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu personally phoned New Zealand's Foreign Minister Murray McCully to warn him a UN resolution co-sponsored by the country was a "declaration of war", according to a leading Israeli newspaper.

The UN Security Council resolution called for Israel to stop building settlements on occupied Palestinian land, including East Jerusalem, declaring the settlements "illegal".

It was picked up and sponsored by New Zealand and three other countries after US President-elect Donald Trump reportedly pressured Egypt into dropping it.

It was passed on Saturday after the US abstained instead of vetoing, as they historically have done on votes concerning Israel.

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A memo to the New Zealand Government: Were I you, and your colleagues in Government, I would take Netanyahu at his word.

However, wars come in all kinds of modalities in the 21st century.

I would strongly suggest that the government of Israel, under Netanyahu's watch, is not above doing some asymmetrical moves to destabilise your economy, under the National Party's watch, New Zealand Foreign Minister McCully.

That means keeping your government's, and private industries' cyber-doors water-tight. Remember the release of the Stuxnet virus, a joint US/Israeli project in Iran in 2013, which took down roughly 1/5th of Iran's centrifuges?!?

The Stuxnet Attack On Iran's Nuclear Plant Was 'Far More Dangerous' Than Previously Thought

Also, please follow the money. Israel's Prime Minister "Vendetta" Netanyahu is hardly above doing anything humanly possible to take the National Party down as hard as he is able, in retribution for this UN resolution.

Dec 28 08:36

Hot Off The Press - Britain Pulled the Strings Behind Anti Settlement Resolution

Ten days ago, pretty much out of the blue, British PM Theresa May announced that she decided to accept the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism and to integrate it into British law. Jews in Britain and all over the world were over the moon. Tonight we learn that May’s declaration was a preemptive move. It was Britain rather than the USA that had been pulling the strings behind the anti Israel Security Council resolution.

Haaretz reports tonight that it was actually the Brits that “encouraged New Zealand to continue pushing for a vote even without Egyptian support.” Israeli diplomats say that from information that reached the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, British legal figures and diplomats had been working directly with the Palestinians on the wording of the resolution even before it was distributed by Egypt the first time on Wednesday evening.

Dec 28 07:08

‘Just not true’: State Dept denies Israeli claims US was behind UN resolution

Accusations by the Israeli ambassador that the US was behind the UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements are “just not true,” the US State Department said. Israel has blamed Washington for not vetoing the resolution.

Adopted on Friday, Resolution 2334 declared Israeli settlements in “Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, including East-Jerusalem” to be a “flagrant violation” of international law.

“We reject the notion that the US was the driving force behind this resolution,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters at the daily press briefing Tuesday. “That’s just not true.”

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Dec 27 15:25

Hot Off The Press - Britain Pulled the Strings Behind Anti Settlement Resolution

Ten days ago, pretty much out of the blue, British PM Theresa May announced that she decided to accept the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism and to integrate it into British law. Jews in Britain and all over the world were over the moon. Tonight we learn that May’s declaration was a preemptive move. It was Britain rather than the USA that had been pulling the strings behind the anti Israel Security Council resolution.

Dec 27 15:15

Israel to Spray Pesticides Along Gaza Border

The Palestinian ministry of agriculture has warned local people that the Israeli occupation authorities are going to spray pesticides along the Gaza border between 25 December and 5 January. The ministry’s statement was reported by a number of media outlets.

“This is an annual Israeli activity which takes place at the end of the year to get rid of unneeded grass in this farming strip along the border,” the General Director of the Ministry of Agriculture in Gaza, Younis Al-Zaytouniyeh, told Quds Press.

He noted that the Israeli pesticides have a negative effect on Palestinian crops. This sometimes causes huge losses for Palestinian farmers in the besieged territory. Last year, he explained, most of the crops near the border were damaged.

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I have to wonder if these pesticides contain glyphosate, a known carcinogen, which will not only effect Palestinian crops, but also give a number of Palestinians and their families cancer.

Dec 27 14:46

Hell just froze over: the New York Times runs an article saying Zionism is racist

Trump’s election is having fascinating consequences. Today the New York Times ran a long piece titled, “Liberal Zionism in the Age of Trump,” by Omri Boehm of the New School saying that liberal Zionism is a contradiction: liberal American Jews have “identified themselves with Zionism, a political agenda rooted in the denial of liberal politics.”

Boehm’s most startling point is that Zionism has anti-Semitic strains, witness its collaboration with Nazis. Hannah Arendt is happy today.

The piece will greatly increase the pressure on liberal Zionists to choose one idea or the other, and to stop denying the existence of apartheid.

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This is a fascinating analysis, and it will be interesting to see if it changes the way Zionists see themselves, and how they perceive how the world sees them.

As a Christian pacifist activist, I would love to see both a thriving Israel, and a thriving Palestinian state, created not by bloodshed, but by hard-won, ethical negotiations.

Unfortunately, the newest, internationally condemned Jewish-Only housing developments, happening in East Jerusalem, and in the West Bank, will make a contiguous Palestinian state impossible; this is by design.

And also, unfortunately, such actions are completely to be expected from the wretchedly apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy,( with nuclear weapons) which Israel has become in the 21st century.

Dec 27 14:30

Israel Threatens to Give Trump ‘Iron-Clad’ Proof Obama Was Behind UN Vote

Spokesmen for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claim to have come upon “iron-clad information” from several sources which pins last week’s UN Security Council vote, which condemned Israeli expansion of settlements in the occupied territories, on a scheme by the Obama Administration.

Spokesman David Keyes insisted Obama helped create the resolution in the first place, and Ambassador Ron Dermer said Israel intends to present the evidence to the Trump Administration “through the appropriate channels.” Dermer encouraged Trump to share it with the American people to prove that the US “was behind this ganging up on Israel at the UN.”

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IF Netanyahu actually had proof of Obama's creation, or collusion in the crafting, of this UN resolution, he would be screaming it from the rooftops in Tel Aviv.

In light of the fact that Israel is consistently guilty of choosing to disregard international law, and has stopped paying their required fees to the UN, the UN should simply boot Israel out of the UN, and declare their representative "persona non grata" at their functions.

Dec 27 11:05

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Dec 27 10:32

Israel Pressing Ahead With Settlements Despite UN Resolution

The Jerusalem municipality, undeterred by a U.N. anti-settlement resolution, is due to consider on Wednesday requests for construction permits for hundreds of new homes for Israelis in areas that Israel captured in 1967 and annexed to the city.

Israel is still fuming over the resolution approved last Friday by the United Nations Security Council that demands an end to settlement activity in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Israel has also described as “shameful” the decision of its long-standing ally the United States to abstain in the vote rather than wield its veto. The Obama administration is a strong opponent of the settlements.

An agenda published by Jerusalem City Hall listed applications for at least 390 new homes whose approval looks certain to intensify international and Palestinian opposition to the Israeli settlement-building.

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Given that Israel has stopped its normal share of funding for the UN, and refuses to abide by the norms of international law, the UN's only intelligent answer to this is to expel Israel from the UN; place sanctions against it; and declare that their UN representative is now "persona non grata".

I sincerely hope that this act on the part of the Israeli government energizes the BDS movement, because such actions speak a language both Israeli corporate business owners, and Israeli leadership, understands.

Dec 27 09:38

Israel to Build in Jerusalem, Mulls More Steps Against UN

Israel is pushing ahead with building plans in areas the UN Security Council recently declared as occupied Palestinian territory and weighing new steps against UN agencies as the censure from the international body roils domestic politics.

The Jerusalem municipal planning committee on Wednesday is set to review requests to build hundreds of apartments in East Jerusalem. That would contradict the terms of Resolution 2334, which demands that Israel halt all building in areas it won in the 1967 Middle East war and brands construction there illegal.

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Dec 27 09:37

Defying U.N., Israel Prepares to Build More Settlements

Undeterred by a resounding defeat at the United Nations, Israel’s government said Monday that it would move ahead with thousands of new homes in East Jerusalem and warned nations against further action, declaring that Israel does not “turn the other cheek.”

Just a few days after the United Nations Security Council voted to condemn Israeli settlements, Jerusalem’s municipal government signaled that it would not back down: The city intends to approve 600 housing units in the predominantly Palestinian eastern section of town on Wednesday in what a top official called a first installment on 5,600 new homes.

Dec 27 09:05

Israel Urges Jews To Leave France, Suspends "Working Ties" With Countries That Voted For UN Resolution

In an unexpected escalation that was not the result of Israel's angry response to Friday's UN vote which passed a resolution condemning the country's settlements on occupied Palestinian territory, and which the US refused to veto, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday called on French Jews to leave their country to protest a Paris-hosted conference planned for next month aimed at restarting Palestine-Israel peace talks, Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth has reported.

Dec 27 08:24

FLASHBACK - It's a Trick, We Always Use It - calling people anti Semitic 1

Dec 27 07:54

Did Obama Orchestrate UNSC Anti Settlement Resolution?

Along his presidential campaign, President-Elect Donald Trump promised to 'make America great again.' For some peculiar reason, the Israelis already know that they have him in their pocket. Is it true? Is this really Trump's vision of American greatness, keeping America a subservient Israeli colony? Soon enough we will be able to answer this question.

Dec 27 07:48

Israel Tantrum Continues, Slashes UN Funds After UN Vote

Israel has responded with anger, taking a number of retaliatory moves after the U.N. resolution was passed.

Following Friday’s U.N. vote where a historic, but largely symbolic, motion was passed condemning the Israel's illegal settlement-building, Israel has retaliated in a number of ways. Most recently, Israel announced Sunday it will be axing all funds to several U.N. institutions.

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Dec 27 07:44

Israel waging war against US government: House Democrat

Israel’s recent claims that the US government was behind a UN measure against illegal Israeli settlements amounts to “the beginning of a war” on Washington, Democratic Representative Jim McDermott says.

“What we’re seeing is the beginning of a war on the American government,” he told MSNBC on Monday, arguing that Israeli officials were trying to make a case against the administration of President Barack Obama and force his successor Donald Trump to fully comply with their demands.

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Trump will not react the way Israel thinks he will.

Dec 27 07:43

UN vote tops Wiesenthal list of top 10 antisemitic, anti-Israel cases

The US abstention from a recent vote against Israeli settlements at the UN Security Council topped the Simon Wiesenthal Center's annual list released Tuesday of 10 worst outbreaks of Jew-hatred and anti-Israel incidents.

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So, not allowing Israel to commit an illegal action is now " Jew-hatred."

Dec 27 07:42

Criminal probe into Israel's Netanyahu 'could be launched within days'

The country's Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has already conducted an extensive inquiry into allegations of corruption, money laundering and bribery into Netanyahu since July.

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Dec 27 07:41

AG might order criminal probe against Netanyahu - report

Israel Police believe new evidence that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a bribe will persuade Avichai Mandelblit to order a criminal investigation, reports Channel 2 News.

Dec 26 11:02

Israel to approve 100s of new homes in East Jerusalem in defiance of UNSC resolution – reports

Jerusalem’s zoning committee is expected to approve construction permits for hundreds of new homes in East Jerusalem, in a move which is illegal under international law. Settlement construction was slammed by the latest resolution adopted by the UN Security Council.
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The Jerusalem Local Planning and Construction Committee is expected on Wednesday to approve permits to build 618 apartments in Jewish neighborhoods across the Green Line, Haaretz reported.

Some 140 homes will be erected in Pisgat Ze’ev, 262 in Ramat Shlomo and 216 in Ramot, Haaretz reported, adding that even more permit requests for Pisgat Ze’ev and Ramot may be added before this week’s meeting.

According to other Israeli media reports, the Committee might approve as many as 5,600 homes in response to the United Nations Security Council resolution which condemned Israeli settlement activities and called for a halt to illegal construction.

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What these building plans mean for Palestinian leadership, is that now there can be no contiguous Palestinian state, which I am certain Israeli leaders in Tel Aviv made a very certain outcome of these developments.

Netanyahu understands that the UN is utterly impotent to stop these illegal settlements from being built.

And for pulling all funding for UN bodies, Israel should be be thrown out of the UN immediately

Dec 26 10:42

Netanyahu accuses Obama of betraying ‘commitment’ to Israel and initiating U.N. resolution

Benjamin Netanyahu’s statement to his Cabinet this morning is an amazing read, because Israel’s situation is so naked in the wake of the Security Council resolution to condemn the settlements, which passed on Friday with the abstention of the United States. Netanyahu surely speaks the truth when he says that the resolution is “destructive,” and that the Obama administration is not Israel’s friend but Donald Trump is. Certainly Obama is not a friend of this Israeli government.

In a further sign of diplomatic crisis, Haaretz says that Netanyahu has summoned the US Ambassador Dan Shapiro.

Dec 26 10:42

JOY TO THE WORLD!

Now that the last check of the year sent by President Obama to Israel has been cashed, it’s easy for Netanyahu to mouth off against all who have supported him and his policies over the years.

Dec 26 10:41

Israeli Ministers Approve Bill to Remove Online ‘Incitement’

Israeli ministers have approved a bill that would allow a court to order sites such as Facebook and YouTube to remove material found to be “incitement,” which they say contributes to Palestinian attacks on Israelis.

A panel of ministers approved the legislation on Sunday and it will now be taken up by the country’s parliament.

Dec 26 09:47

Israel's Netanyahu 'snubs Theresa May' over UK's role in UN settlements vote

Britain was among 14 UN Security Council members to approve the resolution last week which declared Israeli settlements “illegal”, however, and Israel has since lashed out diplomatically in a number of ways.

Mr Netanyahu told ministers at his weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday that he no longer had any desire to meet with the British Prime Minister, Israeli media reported.

Dec 26 08:09

Israel to re-assess U.N. ties after settlement resolution, says Netanyahu

Israel will re-assess its ties with the United Nations following the adoption by the Security Council of a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday.

The vote was able to pass the 15-member council on Friday because the United States broke with a long-standing approach of diplomatically shielding Israel and did not wield its veto power as it had on many times before - a decision that Netanyahu called "shameful".

Dec 26 08:05

BEX ALERT - 10 Times That God Has Hit America With A Major Disaster After The U.S. Attempted To Divide The Land Of Israel

The last time the U.S. government refused to veto an anti-Israel resolution at the UN Security Council was in 1979. On March 22nd, 1979 the Carter administration chose not to veto UN Resolution 446. Four days after that on March 26th, the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty was signed in Washington. As a result of that treaty, Israel gave up a tremendous amount of territory. Two days later, on March 28th, the worst nuclear power plant disaster in U.S. history made headlines all over the globe.

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Dec 26 07:58

Israeli PM summons US ambassador amid UN vote row

Israel's prime minister has summoned the US ambassador amid a growing row after the US eased the passage of a resolution against Israel at the UN.

Benjamin Netanyahu, who is also foreign minister, took the unusual step of calling Dan Shapiro to his office.

It comes after Israel summoned ambassadors from countries which voted for Friday's resolution.

The reprimands came after Israel vowed to take retaliatory steps for what it called a "shameful" act by the UN.

The measure, which harshly criticised Israeli settlement activity in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, passed when the US abstained instead of using its veto.

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Dec 26 07:25

Obama Just Positioned Israel and Entire Middle East For a Horribly Bloody War (Video)

Since the day he first took office, Barack Obama has thumbed his nose at virtually every long standing U.S. tradition, upended decades worth of foreign policy decisions that were paid for with the lives of thousands of our nation’s finest as well as trillions of dollars in American taxpayers’ money (back when they all still had jobs), has divided this country in a way unlike anything I’ve seen during my 40 years on this planet, and he’s done all of it with the full support of a grossly corrupt and dishonest mainstream media that didn’t tell Americans the truth about virtually any of it.

Dec 26 04:42

Armed Protest Planned Through Streets of Montana Town In Show of Support For 'Alt-Right' Leader Richard Spencer

Richard Spencer and his wife Nina, who was born in Russia, have been threatened in the wake of the recent Trump victory and National Policy Institute conference in Washington, D.C. Supporters have announced plans for a massive armed march in Whitefish Montana in mid-January. The Washington Post ran a story claiming that Spencer's Jewish opponents have been receiving death threats from Spencer's supporters, yet they conveniently neglect to outline the death threats against Spencer, his wife and even harassment of his mother.

Dec 25 21:41

Jewish Daily Forward: "What Do Israelis Think About Americans? Start With Disdain."

Though Israel is a famously fractious society, Israelis tend to agree on one thing: Their strongest supporters are an inherently dupable people. “Most Israelis think Americans are pro-Israel and we can sell them anything, especially mud from the Dead Sea,” said David Lifshitz, the lead writer for the Israeli comedy show “Eretz Nehederet,” or “Wonderful Land.”

“Or — just regular mud with a ‘Dead Sea’ sticker on it.” But it’s not just American tourists whom many Israelis see as guileless. American foreign policy is held up to similar scrutiny here, even as Israel receives billions of dollars in foreign aid from the United States each year. “Americans are perceived to be naive, especially when it comes to the Middle East,” said Uri Dromi, who served as a spokesman for the Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres governments. “It is a bad neighborhood and it seems like they just don’t realize it.”

Dec 25 14:25

Israeli police turn violent on peaceful anti-corruption protest

Israeli police have arrested three people at a peaceful protest in Petach Tikvah, seven miles east of Tel Aviv, on 24 December.

Video footage and photographs show the police wading in heavily into the peaceful protest...>>

Dec 25 14:23

UN Security Council resolution on Israeli colonies: Next step, sanctions please

Stuart Littlewood argues for enforcement of the UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli colonies in the occupied Palestinian territory but fears a giant step backwards if Donald Trump turns out to be as crazed as Netanyahu.

Dec 25 12:28

Israel to re-assess U.N. ties after settlement resolution, says Netanyahu

Israel will re-assess its ties with the United Nations following the adoption by the Security Council of a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday.

Dec 25 12:24

UN: Security Council passes resolution demanding end to Israeli settlements

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