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Aug 10 06:32

FAKE COMPANIES IN JORDAN BUY LAND IN OCCUPIED WEST BANK FOR JEWISH SETTLERS

A local official revealed on Tuesday that a network of fake companies based in Jordan has been established in order to buy Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank for Jewish settlers, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed has reported. The settlers, it is claimed, are from the settlement of Amona, which Israel also regarded as illegal; and evacuated earlier this year.

According to the neighbourhood head in Silwad, located to the east of Ramallah, a Jordanian MP is involved. Abdul-Rahman Saleh added that these companies pay high prices for the land, up to 60,000 Jordanian Dinars for each dunam (quarter of an acre), whereas the market rate would be around 2,000 Dinars. Saleh said that some of the Palestinians travelled to Jordan to be paid the money.

After a review of the companies in question, he explained, they denied that they are buying land for Israeli settlers. However, he stressed that they have a history of buying real estate in Jerusalem on behalf of Israelis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please remember; Zionists do not want peace with the Palestinians, but they want territory, and by any means necessary.

In order to understand the impact of this desire, take a look at what Zionist Israelis look to establish: Eretz Israel, or Greater Israel, from the Nile to the Euphrates. Look at how much of other countries will have to have portions of them gobbled up by Israel to accomplish that.

Map: Eretz Israel

Aug 10 05:42

FAKE COMPANIES IN JORDAN BUY LAND IN OCCUPIED WEST BANK FOR JEWISH SETTLERS

A local official revealed on Tuesday that a network of fake companies based in Jordan has been established in order to buy Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank for Jewish settlers, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed has reported. The settlers, it is claimed, are from the settlement of Amona, which Israel also regarded as illegal; and evacuated earlier this year.

Aug 09 14:23

Graphic pictures (18+): Israeli warplanes bomb Palestinians

Israeli combat drones and F-16 fighters took to the dark skies over northern Gaza last night, bombing several targets.

The IDF released a statement after the raids claiming that they had struck two Hamas targets in response to a rocket which landed in the Hof Ashkelon region of Israel although no damage was done and no one was injured.

Hamas have not claimed this rocket attack, but Israel insists that every rocket from Gaza is a government (Hamas) action. A Hamas-controlled news agency, Al-Aqsa TV, was the first to report on the Israeli areal bombardments in northern Gaza.

Aug 09 12:56

FLASHBACK: The UK’s pro-Israel lobby in context

Tom Mills, Hilary Aked, Tom Griffin, and David Miller
2 December 2013

The pro-Israel lobby is not only important in the US, but is a transnational phenomenon, fostered by transnational organisations – many headquartered in Israel – and funded in large part by transnational corporate actors.

Aug 09 12:29

Gazan travelers face new security restrictions from Israel

Restrictions include a ban on laptop computers, hard-shell suitcases and toiletries; restrictions imposed due to security concerns, but exceptions to be handled 'case by case.'

New Israeli restrictions on Palestinians exiting the Gaza Strip, including a ban on laptop computers, hard-shell suitcases and even shampoo and toothpaste, have further disrupted travel for the few who are allowed to cross the border into Israel.

Israel is citing unspecified security concerns as the reason for forcing engineers, journalists, business people and human rights workers to leave their electronic work tools behind.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These new restrictions have absolutely nothing to do with security, and everything to do with Tel Aviv's making travel from Gaza even more miserable than it already is.

Aug 09 12:20

Israeli army buying local cannons to sidestep international ban on cluster bombs

The Israeli army will soon put into use new artillery cannons purchased from local defense company Elbit rather than a German firm over concerns that the latter would restrict the cannons from firing cluster bombs.

The use of cluster bombs is banned by an international treaty signed by more than 100 countries, including Germany, because of the high rate of civilian casualties and injuries associated with them. According to a now-retired Israel Defense Forces officer familiar with the matter, Israel was concerned that the Germans would not give the army the “complete independence” it sought in the use of the cannons. In light of this, the Defense Ministry recommended purchasing Israeli cannons, without inviting bids.

The South Korean firm Hanwha Techwin was also approached but ultimately rejected because the cannons it manufactures are semi-automatic, while the Artillery Corps wants an automatic weapon that has a faster firing rate and requires a smaller team to operate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When left unexploded, and infants or toddlers try to play with them, these cluster munitions will tear tiny children into shreds; but for the IDF, when it comes to Palestinian infants and toddlers, of course, that doesn't matter.

Aug 09 12:15

The Sly Effort to Criminalize the BDS Movement in the U.S.

What would you do if you were Palestinian? In 1998, Ehud Barak, then in the running to become Israel’s next prime minister, said that if he were a young Palestinian he “would have entered one of the terrorist organizations and fought from there”—a statement that became a flashpoint in the campaign (which Barak went on to to win). Of course the moral problems with killing innocents are obvious, which is one reason terrorism is seldom effective as a political tactic. Yet the fact that Barak’s candor didn’t sink his political career suggests an underlying Israeli understanding of why Palestinians fight to retain their land.

But if you don’t want to kill random Israelis, what avenues of struggle for Palestinian independence are available? In the occupied West Bank, peaceful protests against Israeli land seizures typically are met with tear gas, skunk spray, rubber bullets, and arrests. The United States generally shields Israel from UN criticism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The BDS movement must be allowed to continue, because economic pressure is the only peaceful language Israelis understand.

Aug 09 12:00

"Ernst Zundel deserved agony, not a quiet exit”

In our August 7 eulogy for the late Ernst Zündel, we alluded to the "Talmudic mentality" and the penchant of people afflicted with it for revenge and hatred, which they psychologically project on to Zündel in paroxysms of rage and libel.

On the day we published our tribute, Mark Bonokoski stepped forth to seemingly confirm our observation. Mr. Bonokoski writes for one of Canada’s largest newspapers, The Toronto Sun. It’s difficult to account for the fact that the Sun, which wears its human rights’ heart on its self-righteous sleeve, would print Bonokoski’s disgusting column, with its sadistic craving to see a pound of flesh extracted from Zündel, but that’s what has occurred.

Aug 09 11:54

HISTORY OF WESTERN TERROR IN TOONS

REMEMBERING HIROSHIMA, NAGASAKI AND PALESTINE

Aug 09 11:31

Kevin MacDonald on record saying whether the Holocaust actually happened is “not important”

Not possible to go there anymore? But then he adds … “third rail.” He should have added the word “comfortably” – it's not possible to go there comfortably, without putting oneself at risk. By that he signals premature defeat: The Jews have won on this and we have to allow them their victory. It's too late to do anything about it. The price exacted is too high. By calling it “third rail” he's dubbing it too dangerous, too highly charged for any sensible man to approach.

Why is it so many do then? Are these brave men or foolish men? Kevin clearly considers them foolish, and maybe not too bright. He's saying that what he's doing is important but what they're doing is not important.

Aug 09 09:03

Elizabeth Warren opposes Israel Anti-Boycott Act

Senator Elizabeth Warren has announced she opposes the Israel Anti-Boycott Act.

“I think the boycott is wrong, but I think outlawing protected free speech activity violates our basic constitutional rights,” Warren told constituents in Massachusetts on Friday.

Aug 09 08:49

Stripping Palestinians of residency is a war crime: HRW

Human Rights Watch has warned that stripping some 15,000 Palestinians of their right to live in Jerusalem al-Quds since 1967 could amount to a “war crime.”

“Israel claims to treat [occupied] Jerusalem as a unified city, but the reality is effectively one set of rules for Jews and another for Palestinians,” said the international right group’s Middle East director, Sarah Leah Whitson, in a report published on Tuesday.

Aug 09 08:48

YouTube Moves To Censor “Controversial” Content – Brings ADL On Board As Flagger

With the war between mainstream and independent media heating up, YouTube has weaponized a new content censorship program, calling it an effort to “fight terror content online.” With standards set by groups like the Anti-Defamation League, political agendas are sure to intrude.

Aug 09 08:36

Gilad Atzmon sings Hava Nagilah (video)

In this video Gilad Atzmon sings Hava Nagilah but also addresses some ludicrous Zionist accusations. This video was taken 10 minutes before Will McClure was subject to an anti Atzmon attack in proximity to the Albion Beatnik Bookstore in Oxford (during the break)

Aug 08 17:24

BREAKING: Israeli air force fires back at Gaza after rocket launched into southern Israel

THE Israeli air force has carried out several air strikes on sites used by the terror group Hamas after a rocket was fired into the south of the country.

The rocket which was fired from the Gaza strip eater today is believed to have caused no injuries after landing in the open area of Chof Askelon, south Israel.

Aug 08 14:31

Rocket fired from Gaza hits southern Israel

The Israeli military says a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck an open area outside the coastal city of Ashkelon, causing no injuries or damage.

Moments earlier on Tuesday air raid sirens sounded in areas of southern Israel bordering the Palestinian enclave.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the rocket launch.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu needs a distraction from his coming corruption charges. So he's going to bomb the Palestinians!

Aug 08 13:29

12 Ways The Southern Poverty Law Center Is A Scam To Profit From Hate-Mongering

What makes the hate list of the Southern Poverty Law Center different from the “burn book” a high school queen bee keeps in the 2004 movie “Mean Girls”? Answer: not much. The burn book was a compilation of insults, gossip, and rumors intended to repel the diva’s “enemies,” label everybody, and keep herself on top of the heap.

The SPLC uses its list of designated hate groups in much the same way: to manipulate the lives of others, smear reputations, control personal relationships, and reap the spoils. The dynamic is the same, whether played on the adolescent scene or in the political arena. Both lists serve mostly as power-mongering tools.

Aug 08 11:07

Netanyahu in the Dock? Bribery, Fraud and Breach of Trust

He’s been investigated for over a year for alleged bribery, fraud, and breach of trust, including for accepting about $1.1 million from accused French fraudster Arnaud Mimran in 2009.

His chief of staff and close confident for years, Ari Harow, signed an agreement to turn state’s witness against him. As the saying goes, he knows where the bodies are buried.

A gag order in place until September 17 prevents information about the case from coming out.

Netanyahu’s trusted colleague may become his worst enemy to save himself from harsher punishment, including possible imprisonment.

According to former Netanyahu communications director Yoaz Hendel,

Harow “sat on the seam between the political and the personal, between the family of Netanyahu and the nation, between the bureau and the home. On these seams, all the gray episodes happened.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Politically, with Harow turning Israeli state's evidence against him, Netanyahu is a wounded animal; and nothing is more dangerous than a wounded animal, fearing for its life.

He may, in fact, start World War III in order to proclaim martial law, and prevent his prosecution from moving forward, if the Israeli State Prosecutor's facts are correct.

Aug 08 10:53

Israel Faces Backlash Over Threat to Shut Down al-Jazeera

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has backed the call by his Communications Minister Ayoub Kara to ban al-Jazeera from the country, including forbidding all of its reporters from operating within Israel or occupied Palestine.

That’s not sitting well with a lot of people, unsurprisingly. Free press organizations are unsurprisingly critical of the move, seeing it as driven primarily by the Israeli government’s cynical interest in distracting the public from ongoing controversies surrounding al-Aqsa mosque, the Jordan embassy, and Netanyahu’s corruption probe.

Al-Jazeera, for its part, has threatened legal action over the potential move, saying that Kara’s allegations of al-Jazeera’s “incitement” were unsubstantiated, and that Israeli officials hadn’t even attempted to provide any sort of evidence to justify a move against them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD!!

Aug 08 09:30

‘Brazen attack on media freedom’: Amnesty International blasts Israeli move to close Al Jazeera

Amnesty International’s regional director has hit out at Israel’s decision to close Al Jazeera’s office in Jerusalem and take the channel off the air as “a brazen attack on media freedom” and an attempt to silence critical voices.

“This is a brazen attack on media freedom in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The move sends a chilling message that the Israeli authorities will not tolerate critical coverage,” the organization’s deputy Middle East and North Africa director, Magdalena Mughrabi, said.

Aug 08 08:47

Roger Waters: ‘On the Altar of Zionism, They Want to Tear Up the Constitution’

Radio Sputnik’s Eugene Puryear of By Any Means Necessary spoke with Roger Waters, founding member of the legendary Pink Floyd, about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and exercising free speech even when it comes to the inflammatory Israel-Palestine conflict.

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters stopped by Radio Sputnik’s Washington offices to discuss the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement on Monday morning with By Any Means Necessary, amid charges from the Jewish Community Relations Council that Waters’ activism has "crossed the line into anti-Semitism."

"Here we have a non-violent movement steeped deeply in [the methods pioneered by] Martin Luther King, Ghandi, so many people who are so revered worldwide. But when you put BDS and Israel together the vitriol toward it seems so out of whack with how we’re taught to remember non-violent civil disobedience," By Any Means Necessary host Eugene Puryear said.

Aug 08 08:37

ISRAELI WEAPONS, AIRPOWER, SECRETLY GIVEN TO LIBYAN WARLORD, SOURCE CLAIMS

In February of 2011, shortly after the popular uprising erupted in Libya, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1970, which —among other things— forbids the export of war materiel to Libya. In June of this year, the United Nations accused Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates of violating the embargo by providing secret military assistance to Haftar and the LNA. Now a new report in a British-based Arab news outlet claims that, in addition to Saudi Arabia and the Emirates, Israel too is helping the LNA. Allegedly, Tel Aviv has given the LNA war materiel and air power support, with the help of the United Arab Emirates.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And what would be the quid pro quo for Israel in this arrangement?!?

The ultimate control of Libya's oil and natural gas trade.

Libya: facts and figures

Aug 08 08:36

TUESDAY’S TOON ~~ NETANYAHU’S WRONGFUL INDICTMENT

Netanyahu may be indicted, but getting him for dirty money is like getting Al Capone for tax evasion!

Aug 08 07:51

Democratic socialists give joyous thumbs up to BDS

The Democratic Socialists of America overwhelmingly voted to endorse the call for boycott, divestment and sanctions on Israel in support of the Palestinian liberation struggle.

Aug 08 04:36

ISRAELI WEAPONS, AIRPOWER, SECRETLY GIVEN TO LIBYAN WARLORD, SOURCE CLAIMS

Israel is secretly providing military assistance to Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army, one of the factions in the Libyan Civil War, according to a British-based publication. Libya has remained in a state of war since 2011, when a popular uprising backed by the West and its allies led to the demise of the country’s dictator, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Currently the strongest faction in the ongoing Libyan Civil War is the eastern-based Tobruk-led Government, which is affiliated with the Libyan National Army (LNA). The commander of the LNA is Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, an old adversary of Colonel Gaddafi, who lived in the United States under Washington’s protection for several decades before returning to Libya in 2011 to launch his military campaign.

Aug 07 17:42

Israel Creating Nationwide Database Of Citizens’ Faces, Fingerprints

TRNN's Shir Hever says Hewlett Packard first used Palestinians under occupation as test subjects for the program and have now convinced the Israeli government to create a second database for its citizens.

Aug 07 15:17

Oxford Jazz concert-goer violently attacked after veiled threat from UK Jewish organisation

Drummer Will McClure, 73, who attended my concert on the evening of 6 August was subjected to an attack outside the concert by some anti Atzmon hooligans. He was injured in his eye and suffered from shock.

A week ago, the Oxford Albion Beatnik Book Shop, which hosted my concert, received a threatening letter from Stephen Silverman of the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism (CAA). Silverman hinted that something may happen unless the club surrendered to his demand and cancelled the concert. On the night of 6 August we saw the first violent attack against a Jazz audience. Will’s eyes bled for an hour...>>

Aug 07 10:59

IDF to start drafting students during military prep week

Instead of sending draft orders to 11th grade students and plucking them out of their school year for a battery of tests ahead of their conscription, the army will now start doing so during their ‘Gadna’ week, where they first learn about the army life.

The Education Corps and the Personnel Branch of the IDF are currently advancing an initiative to, for the first time, send Israeli draft orders to teens in 11th grade during attendance at their pre-military preparation week.

The first to experience the combination of these two experiences are thousands of high school students who are scheduled to spend the military prep week—in Israel known as Gadna—at the Hahava Alon base in the Galilee in the coming school year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just what wars these kids and getting groomed and prepped to fight; against Iran, or for the continued, slo-mo genocide against the Palestinian people?!?

Ideologically, I'm sure the IDF will "boil" these kids slowly, and inculcate justthe right amount of venom for the hatred of both peoples, so that murder against them becomes the "trained and appropriate" response.

Aug 07 10:40

How Trump threw peace, prosperity under AIPAC bus

Two days ago, a close colleague of mine was on the line from Greenwich, Connecticut to discuss my upcoming book when the conversation turned to these new Russia sanctions. My colleague related a story from Capital Hill and an insider who explained the vote on the sanctions law. The gist of this insider's revelation was that the overwhelming "yes vote" in Congress indicated one powerful player behind the curtain - America's pro-Israel lobby AIPAC.

Aug 07 10:28

Israel moves to shut down local operations of Al Jazeera

Israel plans to revoke the media credentials of Al Jazeera TV journalists, close its Jerusalem bureau and pull the Qatar-based station's broadcasts from local cable and satellite providers, Communications Minister Ayoub Kara said on Sunday.

The closure did not appear imminent, however, and an Israeli official said a legal process was still required to implement most of the proposed steps.

Aug 07 10:21

First Violent Attack Against Jazz Audience

Drummer Will McClure (73) who attended my concert last night was subject to an attack outside my concert by some anti Atzmon hooligans. He was injured in his eye and suffered a shock.

A week ago, Oxford Albion Beatnik Book Shop that hosted my concert received a threatening letter from Stephen Silverman (CAA). Silverman hinted that something may happen unless the club surrendered to his demand and cancelled the concert. Tonight we saw the first violent attack against Jazz audience. Will was bleeding from his eye for an hour.

Aug 07 09:10

Al Jazeera Slams Israel’s Move to Ban Network: These Are Actions of Only Democracy in Mideast?

Al Jazeera denounced on Monday Israel's decision to close the Jerusalem bureau of Qatar's flagship satellite network, saying that the measure "undermines" Israeli claims to be the Middle East's sole democracy and that it will take legal action.

On Sunday, Communications Minister Ayoub Kara (Likud) announced Israel would revoke the press credentials of Al Jazeera journalists, effectively preventing them from working in the country, in addition to shutting down their Jerusalem bureau and preventing their broadcasting on Israel's satellite networks. His announcement came in response to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's call to remove the media network from the Jewish state based on claims that it incites violence against Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The logic here is simple enough; Tel Aviv pathologically cannot tolerate any reasonable, honest, and documented stories about its corruption, racism, and its deeply, brazenly apartheid-like Palestinophobia.

And when a guy like South Africa's Bishop Desmond Tutu labels Israel's actions toward the Palestinians as "apartheid", this is a guy who truly knows what he is talking about.

Bishop Desmond Tutu says Israel is guilty of apartheid in its treatment of Palestinians

However, that being said, such a move will not stop either Al Jazeera, or other independent media, from reporting the truth regarding Israel's slo-mo genocide against the Palestinians.

In fact, such a move on the part of Minister Ayoub Kara will simply serve to focus the spotlight to an even more radar-like, unblinking lens, 24/7, against Israeli atrocities against the Palestinian population.

IF Kara thought, for a millisecond, that this would reduce coverage on the plight of Palestinians, he was absolutely, epic-fail, wrong in his assessment.

Aug 06 08:47

SILENCE IS AS DEADLY AS GUNS

While the judaization of Palestine continues untroubled, the illegal occupation of Palestine is maintained, and the Haram al-Sharif and al-Aqsa mosque are deprived of all rights because of the Netanyahu regime, and politicians of the extreme right, from Lieberman to Bennett, already talk about the “transfer” of Palestinian citizens, by mentally sending more and more Israeli citizens to the illegally occupied West Bank, the Federal Republic of Germany is silent on all Jewish crimes.

Aug 06 08:42

Israeli rights group: Not even a sandwich can get through Erez to Gaza

A new directive has been instituted on the few Palestinians allowed to exit Gaza through Erez Crossing, Israeli Gisha rights group has learned in an email detailing new restrictions for passage through Israel-run Erez Crossing.

According to Gisha, as of August 1, it is forbidden to exit the Strip carrying electronic devices other than cellular phones, Gisha said. Exiting with food, even food intended for personal consumption on the long hours of travel out of Gaza, has also been newly prohibited.

Aug 06 08:28

Brooklyn Rabbi Calls Zionists to stop Harassing Gilad Atzmon

Aug 06 07:51

McMaster solidifies power at NSC — and supports Iran deal, sees Israel as occupier

Updated. Last night President Trump issued a statement affirming his support for National Security adviser H.R. McMaster in the face of a storm of criticism from rightwing outlets. The statement is a sign that Trump and his new chief of staff are taking the realist side of the debate inside his administration over foreign policy.

So while Trump claims to be doing everything he can to trash the Iran deal, the good news is that his foreign policy team is for it. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson clearly advocated for the deal at a press briefing earlier this week, while suggesting that he could differ with the president on how effective it’s been.

Aug 06 07:01

Netanyahu's top aide turning state's witness leaves little doubt: The PM will be indicted

Netanyahu's prosecutors wouldn't sign a deal with someone in as bad a legal shape as Ari Harow unless they knew he could deliver damning evidence. An indictment is all but in the bag

Aug 05 10:41

Why Killing the Iran Deal Could Start the next War in the Middle East

There are troubling signs that the Trump administration is itching for a fight with Iran. While the White House recently certified that Tehran was complying with the nuclear deal, fresh sanctions and thinly veiled references to regime change should raise serious concern that the administration will be searching for any excuse to avoid recertifying Iran’s compliance come the next review in October. In fact, President Donald Trump tasked a team in the White House with coming up with reasons to withhold certification at the next opportunity. And in a July 25 interview with the Wall Street Journal Trump prejudged the October outcome, saying he fully expected Iran to be declared noncompliant.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The extent Israel's Bibi Netanyahu is pressuring Trump to make this happen has to be immense; after all, Israel has always wanted its greatest "existential threat" in the Middle East to get "neutralized", but only through the costs of American blood, and American money.

So Mr. President, a word of caution here, please: a US attack against Iran will almost certainly bring Russia into the fray, on the side of Iran; and at this point in its history, the US military does not have the money; the troop strength; the manufacturing; or the weaponry to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

The sanctions Congress has placed against Iran are completely insane, because the actions Iran is taking with its missiles were never deemed illegal under the P5+1 agreement, with which the IAEA (no slouches, intellectually, BTW) have found Iran in full compliance.

Aug 05 10:30

Will Netanyahu Bring Back Executions?

There is no death penalty in Israel. It was abolished during the first years of the state, when the execution of Jewish underground fighters (called "terrorists" by the British) was still fresh in everybody’s mind.

But a few days ago, somebody remembered that the death penalty was not really quite abolished. An obscure paragraph in the military code has remained in force. Now there is an outcry for its application.

The occasion is the murder of three members of a Jewish family in a settlement. The Arab assailant was wounded but not killed on the spot, as usually happens.

The entire right-wing clique that governs Israel now broke out in a chorus of demands for the death penalty. Binyamin Netanyahu joined the chorus, as did most members of his cabinet.

From whatever angle one looks at it, the death sentence is a barbaric and stupid measure. It has been abolished by all civilized countries, except some US states (which can hardly be called civilized.)

Aug 05 10:23

Nearly 50 Senators Want To Make It a Felony To Boycott Israel

In 1966, the NAACP of Claiborne County, Mississippi launched a boycott of several white-owned local businesses on the basis of racial discrimination.

It was so impactful that the local hardware store filed a lawsuit against the individuals and organizations who coordinated the boycott. After 10 long years of litigation, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled in favor of the white businesses and ordered the NAACP to pay for all their lost earnings.

Years later, in 1982, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-0 to overturn the lower court’s decision on the basis that nonviolent boycotts are a form of free speech protected by the First Amendment. In announcing the unanimous decision, Justice John Paul Stevens said, “One of the foundations of our society is the right of individuals to combine with other persons in pursuit of a common goal by lawful means.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To all the members of Congress supporting this bill; kindly move to Israel, and run for the Knesset.

You have made it painfully obvious that you no longer represent your alleged constituents, loathe the First Amendment, and that your loyalties are to Israel, and AIPAC.

Claire Rivero's "You Don't Represent Me Anymore, Video by Michael Rivero

Aug 05 08:00

EU removes video featuring Israeli genocide advocate

The European Union embassy in Tel Aviv has removed from its Facebook page an official EU promotional video featuring Avishai Ivri, an Israeli “comedian” who incites genocidal levels of violence against Palestinians.

This came a day after The Electronic Intifada published an exposé of Ivri’s long record of extreme anti-Palestinian racism.

In posts on Twitter, Ivri has called on Israel to kill “1,000 Arabs” for every Israeli who dies in conflict-related violence and has urged that Israel “wipe out Gaza.”

Aug 05 07:59

IT disruption panics Gaza’s new Internet entrepreneurs

No Internet?

Hussain Mahdi, 24, looked shocked. “Our lives would be paralyzed,” the young T-shirt designer said.

He has cause for concern. On 11 July, the Palestine Telecommunications Company, Paltel, announced that its main generator had broken down because of high loads and long power cuts. Tens of thousands of landline customers and some 8,000 Internet subscribers lost service because, as the company explained on its Facebook page, it was not able to import parts for its backup generators or bring in new, better ones.

Aug 04 15:18

Poll: 69% Oppose AIPAC Bill That Would Criminally Outlaw Boycotting Israel

A new poll found 69% of Americans oppose a bill pushed by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and backed by 48 Senators that would make boycotting the state of Israel a crime punishable by up to a $1 million fine and 20 years in prison.

Aug 04 13:13

Mass Palestinian Outpouring Defeats Israeli Land Grab at al-Aqsa Mosque

Mass civil disobedience of thousands of Palestinian people has defeated an Israeli attempt to take territory around al-Aqsa mosque in occupied East Jerusalem by installing barricades and metal detectors at entrances.

“The spirit of unity amongst Jerusalemites today has been extraordinary. People from all walks of life, practicing Muslims and non-practicing Muslims and even Christians, have taken part in directly protesting the closure of Al-Aqsa. We all recognize the significance of this battle, and so we all resist,” according to Jalal Abukhater, who lives in East Jerusalem (Electronic Intifada, July 25).

For two weeks Palestinian worshippers refuse to go through metal detectors, and prayed in the thousands in the streets outside the compound, day and night. Thousands of jubilant, chanting Palestinian surrounded the Israelis removing the final security obstacles in the early hours of July 27. A celebratory fireworks display was held in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

Aug 04 12:17

US Senate Panel Approves Bill To Suspend Aid To Palestinians

The US Senate has approved suspension of American financial aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) over the payments it makes to the families of Palestinians arrested or slain by Israel.

The Republican-led Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 17-4 on Thursday in favor of the bill.

Aug 04 10:15

Senate Panel Approves Bill to Suspend Aid to Palestinians

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has voted today 17-4 to pass a bill that would suspend all US financial aid to the Palestinian Authority until they agree to end social programs which Congressmen described as providing a “financial incentive” for terrorism.

The Palestinian General Delegation to the US says the bill is “misinformed,” and that the social programs in question are not intended to reward terror, but rather to provide bare minimum support for Palestinian families who lost their breadwinners to the occupation, noting that the vast majority of those in question were “unduly arrested or killed by Israel.”

That’s not really going to play well in Congress, as Israel has long presented these programs as essentially pay for terror attacks, and of course doesn’t account for the large number of Palestinians in Israeli prisons held without charges, or just on broad suspicion of “incitement.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whatever Israel and AIPAC want from the US Congress, Israel and AIPAC get!

Aug 04 09:40

YOUTUBE'S NEW ADL THOUGHT POLICE PUNISH CONSERVATIVES WHILE GIVING FAR-LEFT EXTREMISTS A PASS

YouTube recently teamed up with the ultra-liberal Anti Defamation League (ADL) for their 'Trusted Flaggers Program' to determine what people should and shouldn't be allowed to watch, as we continue the march towards a nanny state supported by the technocratic left.

Originally organized to combat anti-Semitism, the ADL - with it's Soros-linked National director who last worked in the Obama admin, now spouts hyperbolic propaganda against conservatives - while failing to apply the same nebulous standards to the left. For example, their recent push to lump all Trump supporters in with white supremacists, while insulating progressives from far-left organizations such as the anti-Semitic black nationalist hate group New Black Panthers, and the increasingly violent Antifa.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a thoroughly predictable "marriage" between the ADL and Youtube; one which will censor out and eliminate any content which is even the slightest bit logically critical of Israel's policies toward both the Palestinians, and its neighbors in the Middle East.

Aug 04 09:40

Jewdas lies

Aug 04 09:33

“Fuck it, wipe out Gaza,” says spokesman for new EU campaign

The European Union has hired an Israeli who advocates genocidal violence against Palestinians as the face of a new promotional campaign.

Avishai Ivri appears in a video the EU embassy in Tel Aviv posted on its Facebook page last month.

“The European Union. You think it’s anti-Israel, right?” Ivri begins. “Let me surprise you.”

Ivri then rattles off trade and tourism statistics meant to convince Israeli viewers of just how much the European Union benefits Israel. He also boasts that the EU is a customer for Israel’s weapons industry, particularly drones.

The EU “are the best neighbors we have,” Ivri concludes.

Aug 04 09:30

Police flip former PM confidant into state witness

As police compile evidence against prime minister in his alleged embroilment in numerous scandals involving bribery, Ari Harow, a former chief of staff and close confidant to Netanyahu, agrees to testify against his former boss in return for scrapping a likely prison sentence for a string of past corruption allegations.

Aug 04 09:30

Israeli police confirm Netanyahu is suspect in fraud investigation

Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has been named as a suspect in two investigations into allegations of “fraud, breach of trust and bribes” with his former chief of staff signing a deal with prosecutors to testify against him.

The moves mark the most serious political crisis for the Israeli leader, the only prime minister to rival founding father David Ben-Gurion for longevity in office.

The suspicions against Netanyahu, who denies any wrongdoing, were first revealed in a court application by detectives on Thursday seeking a gag order on reporting details of negotiations with Ari Harow, the former chief of staff, to become a state witness. Talks were concluded on Friday with Harow signing a deal in which he agreed to testify.

According to a statement from the Israel Police, Harow is expected to receive six months of community service and a fine of $193,000 on separate breach of trust charges – rather than a prison sentence – in exchange for his testimony.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So that's why Prime Minister Netanyahu instigated that mess at Temple Mount; as a distraction!

He is now, deeply politically wounded by these accusations; a politically wounded leader is highly dangerous; we need to watch what other destruction and deaths he may attempt to initiate to further distract both the Israelis and the world, from his upcoming corruption trial woes.

Aug 04 09:22

MORE ‘TRUMPAFITTI’ IN BETHLEHEM

On the concrete barricades erected by Israel for security purposes around parts of Bethlehem giant spray-painted images of Trump have given Palestinians some comic relief.

“I’m going to build you a brother,” the US leader tells the wall in one mural. In another, he hugs an Israeli army watch-tower, with heart-shaped emojis added alongside paint splashes and soot stains left by Palestinian demonstrations.

Aug 04 08:42

Israel to starve Palestinians with underground wall between Gaza and Sinai

In the short term, such a wall will starve Gaza, in the long term it helps place Israel in a strong position to invade and occupy Sinai once again, leaving Egypt increasingly defenceless.

Aug 04 07:53

Report: Letter From McMaster Said Susan Rice Could Keep Her Top-Secret Security Clearance (Updated)

The man fires 3 Neocon Israeli Firsters and the so-called alternative media jumps in and attacks this guy for Israel.

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster let one of his predecessors, Susan Rice, keep her top-secret security clearance nearly one month after reports surfaced about Rice's potential misuse of that clearance.

However, McMaster wrote similar letters to all the living national security advisers from both Democratic and Republican administrations "as a matter of longstanding practice," according to the Weekly Standard.

A White House official told the Standard that revoking Rice's clearance would have been unusual and that this practice applies to other high level government officials, such as the secretary of state. The reason is "for the purposes of continuity," because it would be illegal for government officials to discuss certain sensitive information with a former official unless that official had a continued clearance.

Aug 04 06:43

Netanyahu's Top Aide Turning State's Witness Leaves Almost No Doubt: The PM Will Be Indicted

Prosecutors wouldn't sign a deal with someone in as bad a legal shape as Ari Harow unless they knew he could deliver damning evidence. An indictment is all but in the bag.

Aug 04 06:04

Israeli police confirm Netanyahu is suspect in fraud investigation

Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has been named as a suspect in two investigations into allegations of “fraud, breach of trust and bribes” as his former chief of staff had signed a deal with prosecutors to testify against him.

Aug 03 13:13

YouTube Collaborates With The Anti-Defamation League

According to the Guardian, YouTube has stated that it has had begun working with 15 more NGOs and institutions, including the Anti-Defamation League, the No Hate Speech Movement, and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue in an effort to improve the system’s understanding of issues around hate speech, radicalisation and terrorism to better deal with objectionable content.

Aug 03 12:53

POLICE: PM IS SUSPECTED IN BRIBERY, FRAUD AND BREACH OF TRUST

The Israeli Police conveyed a document on Thursday to the Magistrate Court in Rishon Lezion that discloses that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is suspected in bribery, fraud and breach of trust.

These details were revealed after they were included in a document that was submitted by the police to the court and intended to impose a gag order on the details of cases 1000 (the “expensive gifts affair”) and 2000 (an alleged attempt to negotiate sympathetic coverage of the prime minister in Yediot Aharonot in return for the weakening of Yediot competitor Israel Hayom) and on any detail regarding the coming deal with Netanyahu’s former chief of staff Ari Harow who is to serve as state witness.

Aug 03 10:34

The Mask Is Off: Trump Is Seeking War with Iran

Something extraordinary has happened in Washington. President Donald Trump has made it clear, in no uncertain terms and with no effort to disguise his duplicity, that he will claim that Tehran is cheating on the nuclear deal by October—the facts be damned. In short, the fix is in. Trump will refuse to accept that Iran is in compliance and thereby set the stage for a military confrontation. His advisors have even been kind enough to explain how they will go about this. Rarely has a sinister plan to destroy an arms control agreement and pave the way for war been so openly telegraphed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just because something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the Unhinged, Surveilled States of America can do, is absolutely no guarantee that it won't do it.

The Trump Administration, has succumbed to a very dangerous syndrome of blaming countries (like Russia and Iran) for things they did not do, toward establishing a geopolitical narrative against them, then punishing them with sanctions, or...potentially worse, like a military confrontation with either country.

And I would like to politely remind President Trump that if he goes to war against Iran, that may well mean war with Russia.

Russian military and civilian leadership has publicly stated that should Iran be attacked, Russia will come to its aid militarily.

At this point in its history, the US military does not have the weaponry; the troop strength; the manufacturing; or the money to insure a positive outcome in a war with Russia in Iran.

Additionally, I would like to politely suggest to President Trump that such a confrontation will make the Unhinged, Surveilled States of America's leadership look as though it has collectively gone foaming at the mouth, barking dog mad.

The IAEA has a long history of thoroughness, getting the job done, and has commanded a great deal of respect throughout its history.

Are you going to label the members of the IAEA doing these inspections idiots, by your making the claim that Iran is not in compliance?!?

How do you expect to suppress what their inspections conclusions about their inspections of Iran's nuclear sites?!?

Mr. President, if you continue in this dark direction, you will be dragging the American people into a completely unnecessary war, with a horrific cost in American blood and money.

Of course, that's what your BFFs, Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, and Saudi Arabia's Prince Salman urgently wants to see happen; the "neutralisation of their alleged existential threat in the Middle East".

And BTW, Mr. President: have either of them committed troops or arms for such a military misadventure?!?

Thought not.

Aug 03 10:10

69% Oppose AIPAC’s ‘Israel Anti-Boycott Act’

Results from a comprehensive public opinion poll of 2,500 American adults fielded through Google Surveys reveal widespread opposition to the top lobbying initiative of Israel’s US lobby in America, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

Question: Congress may pass the Israel Anti-Boycott Act to punish Americans up to $1 million in fines & 20 years in prison for economic boycotts of Israel over human rights violations.

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My bet is that Congress will pass this Frankenstinian Amendment, and soon, no matter what the American people think; they are so far from "representing" their alleged constituents that they don't give a damn what we think and want.

And there is one truly brave Senator from New York, who has decided to pull her support from the bill; this is Senator Kristen Gillibrand, who has become my heroine for her stance, even though she fully understands that AIPAC will most probably "reward" her by destroying her chances for re-election if she runs again.

Senator Gillibrand pulls support for Israel Anti-Boycott Act

Aug 03 09:38

Netanyahu boasts of record on Israeli illegal settlements

Israeli PM says no Israeli government has done more, as he opens new district in occupied West Bank's biggest illegal settlement

Aug 03 09:30

Senator Gillibrand pulls support for Israel Anti-Boycott Act

In an act unprecedented in recent history, US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand took a stand this week in support of the right of Americans to boycott Israel by formally withdrawing her sponsorship of S.720, the Israel Anti-Boycott Act.

The New York Democrat’s withdrawal of her sponsorship comes after constituents repeatedly pressed her on her support of the bill at town hall meetings in New York City.

On 22 July in the Bronx, Gillibrand affirmed that “we are all allowed to boycott” in response to a constituent who laid out his concerns that the bill would criminalize those supporting boycotts of Israel.

At another town hall in Queens on 31 July, Gillibrand stated in response to similar concerns that she would not support the bill in its current form. She made good on her promise by notifying the Senate on 1 August that she wished to withdraw her sponsorship of the bill.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Senator Kristen Gillibrand, bravo, and well done!!

Of course, you know that AIPAC will have their agents out to destroy your candidacy by any means they deem necessary, should you run for another term in Congress; so what you did was utterly, morally brave here.

You have just become my heroine, in backing away from supporting this bill, and I hope many of your brothers and sisters in Congress will do the same thing.

Aug 03 08:54

It's time to talk about the Israel slander network

What's worth discussing in this attack is the organizational and financial ecosystem from which it emanates. "It's Time to Talk About Yves Engler" was written by a York University student affiliated to the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), which is a rabidly pro-Israel 'flack' group.

Aug 03 08:33

Surge in Israeli attacks on journalists

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

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

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

Aug 03 08:32

Senator Gillibrand pulls support for Israel Anti-Boycott Act

In an act unprecedented in recent history, US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand took a stand this week in support of the right of Americans to boycott Israel by formally withdrawing her sponsorship of S.720, the Israel Anti-Boycott Act.

The New York Democrat’s withdrawal of her sponsorship comes after constituents repeatedly pressed her on her support of the bill at town hall meetings in New York City.

Aug 03 07:36

NSC Purge: McMaster ‘Deeply Hostile to Israel and to Trump’

Been tryin to tell ya'll. Trump is firing pro Israel neocon bums.You have some stealth neocons here at WRH posting tripe and defending these neocons who have been fired.

Jerusalem Post columnist Caroline Glick wrote Wednesday evening that National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster is purging pro-Israel staff from the National Security Council (NSC), turning the administration against President Donald Trump’s policies.

Aug 02 16:34

Video: Stephen Sizer: Leaked Zionist ‘Hasbara Handbook’, Israelis Use Antisemitism To Intimidate Opposition

Hasbara is a form of propaganda aimed at an international audience, primarily, but not exclusively, in western countries. It is meant to influence the conversation in a way that positively portrays Israeli political moves and policies, including actions undertaken by Israel in the past. Often, Hasbara efforts includes a negative portrayal of the Arabs and especially of Palestinians.

Aug 02 09:45

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

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

Aug 02 09:32

Hate PLC

In March 2016, the British government pledged 13.4 million pounds to the Community Security Trust (CST), a Jewish body that is committed to fighting hatred against one group only. One would expect that with all that money, the CST would do its job and curb anti Semitism. But the miracle is that the opposite has occurred. Just two weeks later, according to the CST’s statistics, anti Semitism went through the roof. The Daily Mail reports today that 767 anti Semitic hate crimes were logged by the CST in the first six months of 2017, a 30 per cent rise over 2016. It is the highest figure since statistics were first kept 33 years ago. The CST reports an “unprecedented run of over 100 incidents each month back to April 2016.”

Aug 02 08:35

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

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

Aug 02 08:35

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

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

Aug 02 07:33

Israeli Forces Detain 21 Palestinians, PLC Deputy, in West Bank Raids

Israeli forces detained at least 21 Palestinians, including a deputy of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), in raids across the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian sources. Local sources told Ma’an that Israeli forces raided the Asira al-Shamaliya town in the Nablus district and detained PLC deputy Husni al-Bourini, former prisoner Munadil Saada who spent 15 years in Israeli jails, former prisoner al-Sheikh Darar Hamadna, and former prisoner Adham al-Shawli, Ma'an reported. Israeli raids in Palestinian towns, villages, and refugee camps are a daily occurrence in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, with a biweekly average of 95 search and detention raids carried out over the course of 2016, according to UN documentation. According to prisoners rights group Addameer, as of May, there were 6,200 Palestinians being held in Israeli prisons, including 12 PLC members...

Aug 01 16:35

Video: Stephen Sizer: Leaked Zionist ‘Hasbara Handbook’, Israelis Use Antisemitism To Intimidate Opposition

Hasbara is a form of propaganda aimed at an international audience, primarily, but not exclusively, in western countries. It is meant to influence the conversation in a way that positively portrays Israeli political moves and policies, including actions undertaken by Israel in the past. Often, Hasbara efforts includes a negative portrayal of the Arabs and especially of Palestinians.

Aug 01 14:03

Zion declares war on British Jazz

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

Aug 01 13:03

Shielding Israel From Popular Outrage

As of this July, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israeli racism and apartheid is 12 years old. This means that over the last dozen years, a worldwide grassroots movement has grown up – a movement of civil society – that has organized active opposition to Zionist racism and Israeli oppression.

Aug 01 12:33

Crackdown aims to 'silence' Palestinian journalists

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

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

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

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

You're welcome!! :-)

Aug 01 11:59

Zion Declares War on British Jazz

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

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

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

Aug 01 09:36

Israel stole sensitive al-Aqsa documents: Trust

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

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

Aug 01 09:04

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

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

Aug 01 09:03

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

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

Aug 01 07:55

ISRAELI SPYWARE FOUND MINING USER DATA ON GOOGLE PLAY

Security researchers at Google have discovered a highly sophisticated spyware specialized in stealing users’ data that appears to have been developed by an Israeli company.

Google said the spyware dubbed “Lipizzan” was developed by Israeli start-up Equus Technologies which claims that it provides “tailor made innovative solutions for law enforcement, intelligence agencies, and national security organizations”.

According to Google:

“Lipizzan is a multi-stage spyware product capable of monitoring and exfiltrating a user’s email, SMS messages, location, voice calls, and media.

We have found 20 Lipizzan apps distributed in a targeted fashion to fewer than 100 devices in total and have blocked the developers and apps from the Android ecosystem.

Google Play Protect has notified all affected devices and removed the Lipizzan apps.”

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Why am I not surprised that the company which developed this is Israeli?!?

Jul 31 13:30

Palestinians to be removed from Jerusalem census

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

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

Jul 31 10:19

My child died before my eyes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 31 09:56

Mass rally in Istanbul over Israel's Jerusalem measures

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

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

Jul 31 09:50

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

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

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

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

Jul 31 09:24

New York Times ignores Israeli calls for ethnic cleansing

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

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

Jul 30 10:42

BDS, human rights and the Jews

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

Jul 30 10:06

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

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

Jul 30 09:13

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 30 09:09

Men under 50 barred from Jerusalem holy site again

Israel has again banned men under 50 from entering the contentious holy site in Jerusalem for Friday prayers. The move comes after more than 100 people were injured in clashes.

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The reason is quite simple; the Israeli government doesn't want younger Muslims to have a memory that the site was ever under Muslim control when it takes over the Temple Mount; destroys the mosque there; and starts building the Third Jewish Temple, in anticipation of the advent of the Messiah, which the building of the 3rd Jewish Temple is supposed to usher in.

Jul 30 08:50

SHOCKER: Washington Post Publishes OpEd Critical of Pro-Israel Law Which Shuts Down BDS

This week, David Cole, a national legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, and Faiz Shakir national political director of the ACLU, penned a piece (see article below) in Jeff Bezos’s recently acquired deep state propaganda mill, The Washington Post. In their impassioned piece, they posed the question of whether or not the recent US legislation called the Israel Anti-Boycott Act is moral in a modern democracy, or even legal for that matter. Incredibly, this new Pro-Israel law threatens fines and imprisonment to anyone who speaks of or campaign to boycott, divest or sanction the Israeli state for its many and sundry documented international crimes.

The level of tyranny inherent in this new piece of legislation is breathtaking to say the least. Simply put – it’s a direct attack on the US First Amendment. What’s worse is that it’s being orchestrated from outside of the United States by a foreign entity.

Jul 30 08:48

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

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

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

Jul 29 16:02

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

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

Jul 29 13:24

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

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

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

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

Jul 29 09:00

Jordanians urge cancellation of ‘shameful’ peace treaty with Israel

Angered by a recent fatal shooting at the Israel embassy, Jordanians hold a demonstration in Amman demanding the government shut down the mission and scrap the unpopular 1994 peace treaty with Tel Aviv.

Jul 29 08:50

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

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

Jul 29 08:40

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 28 15:42

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

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

Jul 28 09:36

The German People Cannot Ignore the Crimes Committed by Israel?

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

Jul 28 09:25

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 28 08:22

Israel designed 9/11 to spread Islamophobia: US scholar

Jul 28 07:46

The ‘Israel Anti-Boycott Law’ Is Beyond Repair

The AIPAC-sponsored Israel Anti-Boycott Law, introduced in the House of Representatives as H.R.1697 and Senate as S.720, has generated a storm of grassroots pushback. The Intercept and American Civil Liberties Union protested the proposed laws, arguing that Americans supporting boycotts of Israel over its human rights violations could be hit with fines up to $1 million and jail time up to 20 years.

Senator Ben Cardin responded to the ACLU, promising to "fix" the bill so that it would not infringe on freedom of speech or target individual Americans. However, freedom of speech was only one enormous flaw in the legislation, which is the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s top 2017 lobbying priority. The other key problem with the Israel Anti-Boycott Law is that it inserts Israel into places it has no right to be – at the very center of laws protecting U.S. national security, trade and that moderate expansive presidential economic powers during emergencies.

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Jews had no problem with boycotting Germany in 1933!

Jul 28 07:20

Google Uncovers, Blocks Malware Possibly Used To Spy On Android Users

A team of security researchers at Google discovered and blocked a new family of Android malware developed by a cyber arms company that may have its roots in state-sponsored spying efforts.

The malware—known as Lipizzan—contained references within its code to an Israeli tech firm called Equus Technologies, which offers “tailor made innovative solutions for law enforcement, intelligence agencies, and national security organizations.”

In the Android Developers Blog, Megan Ruthven of Android Security and Ken Bodzak and Neel Mehta of Google’s Threat Analysis Group detailed the malicious software, which they called a “multi-stage spyware product.”

Jul 28 06:37

Netanyahu Wants To Expel Al Jazeera From Israel Over Unfavorable Coverage

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said late Wednesday he wants to expel Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera from Israel amid tensions over a sensitive Jerusalem holy site. “The Al Jazeera channel continues to incite violence around the Temple Mount,” Netanyahu wrote in a Facebook post, referring to the Haram al-Sharif compound in Jerusalem, known to Jews as the Temple Mount. “I have appealed to law enforcement agencies several times to close the Al Jazeera office in Jerusalem. If this is not possible because of legal interpretation, I am going to seek to have the necessary legislation adopted to expel Al Jazeera from Israel.”

Jul 28 04:30

Chechen leader says he is ready to quit his job to protect al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

"My personal suggestion for ruling out conflict situations around the Islamic holy site, the al-Aqsa Mosque - is to pass all the rights for it to Jordan. I myself am ready to abnegate powers and to serve in the agencies that ensure the safety of this holy for all Muslims site. Be a volunteer and protect the al-Aqsa Mosque for the rest of my life," Kadyrov wrote in his official Telegram channel on Wednesday.

Jul 28 04:06

Democrats Join Republicans In Bill Criminalizing Speech Critical Of Israel

According to the ACLU, the Cardin legislation would “bar U.S. persons from supporting boycotts against Israel, including its settlements in the Palestinian Occupied Territories (emphasis mine) conducted by international governmental organizations, such as the United Nations and the European Union. It would also... include penalties for simply requesting information about such boycotts. Violations would be subject to a minimum civil penalty of $250,000 and a maximum criminal penalty of $1 million and 20 years in prison....This bill would impose civil and criminal punishment on individuals solely because of their political beliefs about Israel and its policies.”

Jul 28 02:25

Zionism, Not Islam, Is America's Biggest Threat - By Chuck Baldwin

While evangelical Christians and pastors and conservative pundits on FOX News, radio talk shows, and Internet news sites constantly rail against the perceived threat that Islam poses to the United States (Saudi Arabia IS a real threat--most of the Islamic terror groups hail from Saudi Arabia--but of course, the U.S. considers the House of Saud an ally and has made over $11 billion in military aid available to them; and rarely do anti-Muslim Christians make any distinction between Islam in general and the terrorist state of Saudi Arabia in particular), almost no one dares to warn the American people about our country's greatest threat: Zionism.

Jul 27 15:03

ISRAEL & PALESTINE: THE MAPS TELL THE TRUE STORY

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

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

Jul 27 13:31

Hate PLC

A mere few days after the British government vowed to wire millions of pounds to the CST, the number of ‘anti Semitic incidents’ rose by 30% to over 100 incidents a month. The results, at least according to the CST’s statistics, are that the more public money is allocated to fight anti Semitism, the more anti Semitic the Brits become.

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

Jul 27 12:54

Israel Designed 9/11 To Spread Islamophobia: US Scholar

The September 11, 2001 attacks were part of an Islamophobic project by Israel to replace communism with “Islamic terrorism” as a new global threat which would allow Tel Aviv and its allies to further their agenda, says an American scholar.

Jul 27 12:30

Iran poised to launch rocket into space, as North Korea readies another missile test, US officials say

Two enemies of America are poised for upcoming rocket launches, two senior U.S. officials told Fox News, with another North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile launch expected as soon as Wednesday night and Iran on the verge of sending its own vehicle into space.

Iran's Simorgh space-launch vehicle is believed to be carrying a satellite, marking the second time in more than a year that Tehran has attempted to put an operational satellite into orbit -- something the Islamic Republic has never done successfully, according to one of the officials who has not authorized to discuss a confidential assessment.

Iran's last space launch in April 2016 failed to place a satellite into orbit, the official said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the conspiratorial tone of the article, as though there is a "linkage" between North Korea and Iran, because "North Korea and Iran have long been accused of sharing missile technology", an accusation which cannot be proven at this point.

Iran absolutely should NOT be looked at as an enemy; this is only happening because Israel sees it as an "existential threat" whose current government must, ultimately, be wiped off the face of the earth (using only American blood and American money, of course!).

Were it not for this poisonous sentiment, taken from a completely overblown, and thoroughly disingenuous representation of Iran's regional "threat" by Israel's government to that of the government of the US, Iran would be a natural trading partner for the US.

The IAEA has stated that Iran is in absolute, full compliance of the P5+1 accord.

The sanctions placed against Iran are stupid, counterproductive, and punitive; punishing Iran for doing something (like developing defensive missiles, which was NEVER a part of the P5+1 agreement) is not a way to get the country back to the negotiating table on other issues.

The sanctions placed against North Korea are about the same, and will only hasten that country's development of a guided, steerable nuclear device, which can get to where it is aiming.

Sometimes, I look at what the Federal government is doing and it (very painfully) reminds me; just because something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government could be doing, is utterly no guarantee that it will not do it!!

Jul 27 10:28

Russian meddling is Watergate-worthy, but Israeli meddling is hunky-dory

The investigation of Russia’s meddling in our politics dominates the liberal press; and for my part, I believe everything The New York Times and MSNBC are suspicioning about Donald Trump and the Russians. I bet that the Russians have something on Trump personally, possibly involving money or sex; and that the Russians meddled in our election. (Not that the meddling changed the outcome; no, Hillary Clinton did a great job of losing it on her own.)

Jul 27 10:27

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

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

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

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

Jul 27 09:34

NETANYAHU WANTS TO EXPEL AL JAZEERA FROM ISRAEL OVER UNFAVORABLE COVERAGE

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said late Wednesday he wants to expel Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera from Israel amid tensions over a sensitive Jerusalem holy site. “The Al Jazeera channel continues to incite violence around the Temple Mount,” Netanyahu wrote in a Facebook post, referring to the Haram al-Sharif compound in Jerusalem, known to Jews as the Temple Mount. “I have appealed to law enforcement agencies several times to close the Al Jazeera office in Jerusalem. If this is not possible because of legal interpretation, I am going to seek to have the necessary legislation adopted to expel Al Jazeera from Israel.”

Jul 27 09:32

GOOGLE REVEALED AN ISRAELI SPYWARE COMPANY THAT HAS QUIETLY SOLD ITS WARES FOR YEARS

Researchers claim to have uncovered a new Android spying tool linked to a relatively unknown Israeli company. The findings come as part of ongoing investigations by the researchers into commercial, surveillance-focused malware, and suggest that a booming mobile spyware industry shows no sign of slowing down.

Jul 27 09:31

Israel’s Deliberate Trajectory Towards an Escalating Conflict

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

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

Jul 27 09:30

Russian Military Police Begin Monitoring Ceasefire Near Golan Heights

Russia has deployed military police to monitor two de-escalation zones being established in Syria, including one checkpoint near the Golan Heights, Moscow confirmed on Monday.

Jul 27 09:12

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

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

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

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Jul 27 09:02

Netanyahu's dangerous delusion

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

Jul 27 09:01

US Congress following Israeli anti-Iran agenda: Pundit

The US House of Representatives has voted overwhelmingly to impose new sanctions against Iran. The lower chamber of Congress approved the bill on Tuesday. The move came days after the Donald Trump administration certified, for the second time, to Congress that Iran was in compliance of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers.

Press TV has interviewed Scott Rickard, a political analyst and former American intelligence linguist from Tampa, Florida, and Jim Walsh, a research associate with MIT Security Studies Program at Massachusetts Institute from Boston, for their thoughts about the imposition of new sanctions against Iran.

Rickard lashed out at US lawmakers, saying the financial backers of the congressmen are forcing them to approve anti-Iran bills.

Jul 27 08:41

State Department finds Israel a ‘driver of violence’ – Israel partisans furious, demand Tillerson resign

ZOA President Morton A. Klein and Elizabeth Berney, Esq. issued a “monograph” calling the report “bigoted, biased, anti-Semitic, Israel-hating error-ridden.”
The monograph also condemned what it claimed were “false and exaggerated claims of Israeli ‘settler’ violence against Palestinian Arabs, based on fabrications by the Soros-funded discredited anti-Israel NGO Yesh Din and the UN.”
Note: A must read!

Jul 26 14:49

Fear And Trepidation In Tel Aviv

Israel, which has played a precarious role in the Syrian war since 2011, is furious to learn that the future of the conflict is not to its liking.

The six-year-old Syria war is moving to a new stage, perhaps its final. The Syrian regime is consolidating its control over most of the populated centers, while ISIS is losing ground fast – and everywhere.

Jul 26 13:54

'WITH SYRIA IN PIECES, IT’S TIME TO RECOGNIZE ISRAEL’S ANNEXATION OF THE GOLAN'

Michael Oren says it is time for the world to recognize the Golan Heights as part of Israel.

In contrast to negotiations with the Palestinians, there is no Syria to negotiate with, Deputy Minister for Diplomacy in the Prime Minister’s Office Oren said on Tuesday.

Jul 26 12:54

AIPAC Seeks to Imprison Americans for Opposition to Israel

Seldom does an agent for a foreign country dare to push legislation that in effect would prohibit constitutional protections to exercise lawful defiance. Before undertaking a scrutiny of this tragic abuse of legislation, one needs to understand the malevolent nature of AIPAC. Examine the article, AIPAC Zionists - the Archenemy of the American Nation for a detailed analysis of the fifth column that operates with impunity on our very shores. If you are concerned about collusion into our elections by a foreign power, look no further than the strings pulled on Congressional representatives, who are toadies for the state of Israel.

Jul 26 11:56

Fear and Trepidation in Tel Aviv: Is Israel Losing the Syria War?

The six-year-old Syria war is moving to a new stage, perhaps its final. The Syrian regime is consolidating its control over most of the populated centers, while ISIS is losing ground fast – and everywhere.

Concurrently, first steps at a permanent ceasefire are bearing fruit, compared to many failed attempts in the past.

Following a ceasefire agreement between the United States and Russia on July 7 at the G-20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany, three provinces in southwestern Syria – bordering Jordan and Israeli-occupied Golan Heights – are now relatively quiet. The agreement is likely to be extended elsewhere.

The Israeli government has made it clear to the US that it is displeased with the agreement, and Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has been leading strong efforts to undermine the ceasefire.

Netanyahu’s worst fears are, perhaps, actualizing: a solution in Syria that would allow for a permanent Iranian and Hezbollah presence in the country.

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The question is not...how Netanyahu feels about the current situation on the ground in Syria; the question is, what will he attempt to do next, to attempt to destroy the cease fire?!?

Jul 26 11:44

SENATORS PROMISE TO AMEND ISRAEL BOYCOTT BILL AFTER BACKLASH

Cardin said that the ACLU had misinterpreted his legislation, but if it needed to be clarified, he would take the steps to do so. “A lot of the co-sponsors are pretty strongly committed to the freedom of speech,” Cardin said. “We’re certainly sensitive to the issues they raise. If we have to make it clearer, we’ll make it clearer.”

He and the ACLU, he said, disagreed about what the bill would do. “I respect greatly the ACLU. I think that many of their points are just not correct. We don’t want to do anything to infringe freedom of speech,” he said.

One issue of contention is whether criminal penalties such as a 20-year prison sentence would apply to those who violate the law. “I actually read it. Turns out, all of this is wrong,” offered the legal affairs correspondent for the Daily Beast in his hot take on the bill. “The ACLU misread the law.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Senator Cardin, a word, please: if, in fact, passed, this bill will have a chilling effect on free speech in this country regarding Israel.

You, and your colleagues completely understand that, and that is precisely what you collectively want to have happen; that there is no logical criticism of the Israeli government, no matter how much it destroys the human and legal rights of Palestinians in their suppression against them.

I am, for one, very completely disgusted with alleged Congressional representatives who care more for Israel, than for the needs and concerns of those Americans they allegedly represent.

And BTW, sir: how much has AIPAC and your colleagues, overtly and covertly, paid you to craft this Frankenstinian monster of a bill?!?

Jul 26 11:15

Thousands of Jordanians protest killing of teenager in embassy, chant 'Death to Israel'

Thousands of Jordanians joined the funeral procession of a teenager shot dead by an Israeli security guard during a standoff at the Israeli embassy. The mourners have demanded authorities close the embassy and tear up Jordan’s peace treaty with Tel Aviv.

The people who joined the procession chanted, “No to an Israeli embassy or ambassador on Jordanian land” and “Death to Israel” as they accompanied the coffin of the killed teenager from his home city of the city of Wihdat, east of the Jordanian capital of Amman, where a large Palestinian refugee camp is situated.

The mourners were carrying pictures of the dead teenager, identified as Mohammed Jawawdeh, 17, as well as Palestinian and Jordanian flags. They also called for a “jihad” against Israel, Reuters reports.

"We will go to Jerusalem as martyrs by the millions,” people chanted, according to AFP. Jawawdeh’s uncle also appealed to Jordan’s King Abdullah II, asking him to avenge the teenager’s death.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"By accident", my astrolabe!!

But the big question now, is how how King Abdullah of Jordan and Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu, are going move forward to take steps to insure that such an incident never happens again, and compensate the family of this kid for their loss (as though money could ever compensate for the loss of a loved one).

Jul 26 10:55

Israeli settlers occupy historical building in al-Khalil

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

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

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

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

Jul 26 10:55

Al-Aqsa administrator urges continued refusal to enter holy site

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

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

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

Jul 26 10:23

Dozens injured in latest al-Aqsa clashes over Israeli restrictions

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

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

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

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

Jul 26 10:17

Israel continues supporting terrorists in Syria

Syria’s Permanent Representative at the UN Bashar al-Jaafari said that the Israeli occupation continues to provide support to the armed terrorist groups across the occupied lands and targets the positions of the Syrian Army which is fighting terrorism.

In a statement at the UN Security Council’s session on the situation in the Middle East held on Tuesday, al-Jaafari restated Syria’s principled and firm stance in favor of the rights the Palestinian people to self-determination, establishing their independent state with Al Quds (Jerusalem) as its capital, and guaranteeing the Palestinian refugees’ right to return based on the UN resolution no. 194 for 1948 as a non-negotiable right that can’t be subject to concessions.

Jul 26 10:03

Haley Urges Security Council to Consider Hizbullah a 'Destructive Terrorist Force'

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has urged the U.N. Security Council to consider Hizbullah "a destructive terrorist force" and "a major obstacle to peace" that is "dedicated to the destruction of Israel."

She said the council must get serious about enforcing its resolutions that involve Hizbullah and its backer Iran, including many calling on the armed group to disarm.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So Trump's comment about Hezbollah (see below) may not have been a simple goof, but the opening propaganda in kicking up a new Middle East war!

Jul 26 09:10

Israeli militarism predicated on 9/11 deception

No more than an hour after the World Trade Center Twin Towers collapsed on September 11, 2001, Israel’s leaders initiated a coordinated campaign to blame their enemies for the attacks.

Jul 26 09:10

America's Militarized Police - Made in Israel?

The horrific execution by police of an Australian woman in her pajamas that took place last week in Minneapolis has again produced a torrent of criticism over killings initiated by law enforcement in situations in which the officers are in no way threatened. America has always been a violent place relative to much of the rest of the world, but even so there has been a noticeable shift in how, since the trauma of 9/11, some policemen believe themselves to be superior to and detached from the society they are supposed to be protecting. And the public is reciprocating, seeing the police frequently as a force that is no longer there to serve the people and instead something that should be feared. Even in the upper middle class predominantly white county that I live in, residents not infrequently discuss the increasingly visible and aggressive police presence. It is widely believed that arguing with cops or showing even the slightest attitude in contacts with them is done at one’s peril.

Jul 26 09:07

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

Jul 26 07:49

Netanyahu Reveals Details of Israeli Strikes, Bashes Allies in Leaked Recordings

Recordings of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attacking the European Union, bashing former US President Barack Obama and admitting to previous Israeli strikes against Iranian-backed groups in the region were leaked Wednesday to the shock of the public and to the dismay of the premier. Netanyahu made all the comments as part of a closed-door meeting ... while the microphone he was wearing remained activated and his words could be heard by journalists ... Speaking about the change in US administration, Netanyahu attacked former President Barack Obama. ''We had a big problem with the United States. It's different now. There's a renewed American presence in the region [Syria and the Middle East at large] and more bombings. That's positive,'' he said, implying that he approved of the new tone set at the White House ...

Jul 25 14:22

EX-MOSSAD CHIEF: JEWISH SPIES WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN BALFOUR DECLARATION

The Jewish espionage network NILI played a vital role in the formation of the Balfour Declaration that helped pave the way for the establishment of Israel, according to a new study written by former Mossad head Efraim Halevy.

The Balfour Declaration, dated November 2, 1917, was sent by then-British foreign secretary Arthur James Balfour to Baron Lionel Walter Rothschild. It expressed Britain’s support for the establishment of a homeland for the Jewish people in Israel.

Jul 25 11:38

Israel removing metal detectors at Jerusalem holy site following days of violence and protest

Israel’s security cabinet has decided to remove metal detectors from the entrance to a holy site in Jerusalem following days of violent clashes.

They are to be replaced by “smart cameras” to monitor worshipers at the al-Aqsa Mosque, which sits on the site known as Temple Mount by Jews and the Haram al-Sharif by Muslims.

The decision was announced at the end of a meeting of Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet lasting several hours, following a previous round of discussions on Sunday.

A spokesperson said “sophisticated technology” will be used instead of the metal detectors, following local reports that high resolution cameras capable of detecting hidden objects would be the alternative.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It looks as though Tel Aviv MAY have collectively blinked on this issue; but we will have to see how the situation unfolds in the in the next weeks and months.

Jul 25 11:33

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

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

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

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

Jul 25 09:45

UK IS SENDING ITS POLICE TO TRAIN IN ISRAEL: HERE’S WHY IT SHOULD BOTHER YOU

According to the Independent, government sources say a British team is set to travel to Israel in the near future to learn Israeli counterterrorism enforcement strategies. The proposed move comes amid a spate of terrorist activity in the United Kingdom, as well as concerns about the British authorities’ response time and ability to counter terrorist attacks.

However, as the Independent notes:

“There are, of course, significant differences between political violence in the UK and Israel. The murders and maiming in the streets of Britain are in pursuit of a murderous Islamist jihad with a variety of justifications offered including retaliation for the war against Isis in Iraq and Syria. In Israel and the occupied territories it is justified as part of the struggle for Palestinian nationhood against Israel.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

On Prime Minister May's watch, this training of British police officers by Israelis is not about "suppressing terrorism"; this is about suppressing any opinion which does not conform to that of the official government propaganda.

And this wanting to train British police by the Israelis, from the country which gave the world the Magna Carta?!?!?

Prime Minister May should be hanging her head in shame at this move; but of course, sociopaths don't feel shame!!

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