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Aug 17 09:43

Turkey submits Mavi Marmara compensation bill

A bill concerning an approval of procedural arrangements between Turkey and Israel for payment of compensation to Mavi Marmara victims was submitted to the Turkish Parliamentary Speaker's Office in Ankara Wednesday, the office said.

According to the agreement between the two countries, Israel will pay $20 million to Turkey as compensation to families of the victims.

Aug 17 09:19

ISRAEL’S LOVE FOR PALESTINE CAUGHT ON VIDEO

The website Ramallah News, which published the security camera video on its Facebook page on Tuesday, says it was filmed a day earlier in the village of Kafr Laqif, near Qalqilya in the northern West Bank.

At 30 seconds, as the jeep drives off, an object can be seen flying from the back of the vehicle towards the young men, just before the explosion.

Stun grenades, also known as flashbang grenades or sound bombs, are meant to be used to temporarily disorient an enemy.

The Israeli human rights group B’Tselem, says stun grenades are “a predominant crowd control weapon” used by Israeli occupation forces.

The US-made weapons “are designed to cause panic, thereby enabling security forces to overpower people,” it adds.

Aug 17 08:53

Israel Planning Third Temple On Al-Aqsa Mosque Site?

It’s hard imagining Israel going this far, but who knows, given its longstanding persecution of Occupied Palestinians and its own Arab citizens – 20% of its population unwanted, treated like fifth column threats.

Al-Aqsa is sacred to Muslims worldwide, Islam’s third holiest site after Mecca’s Sacred Mosque and the Mosque of the Prophet in Madina.

Aug 17 08:08

US-backed forces give hundreds of ISIS fighters safe passage

The district of criminals,giving aid and comfort to terrorists who kill Christians.

Several hundred vehicles containing 100 to 200 Islamic State fighters were given safe passage by US-based forces, out of the northern Syrian city of Manbij, after surrendering their weapons, according to defense officials.

Aug 17 07:11

Army Kidnaps 24 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, overnight and at dawn Wednesday, 24 Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, during extensive invasions and violent searches of homes. 14 of the kidnapped Palestinians are from Hebron.

The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said hundreds of soldiers invaded many communities in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and conducted violent searches of dozens of homes, before kidnapping fourteen Palestinians.

Aug 17 06:57

Number 2 of Gülenist terror-cult is ‘the imam of Israel’, indictment says

A court indictment on Tuesday indicated that the identity of the Gülenist Terror Group's (FETÖ) number two (second in the hierarchy following the leader, Fethullah Gülen) as Harun Tokak, a member in charge of the cult's activities in Israel.

The cult uses the code name "imam," an Islamic title that for Sunni Muslims refers to a prayer leader, as a title for those terror cult members responsible for organizations and institutions in specific countries. The indictment from a court in the western province of U?ak named FETÖ's number 3 as Murat Karabulut, the FETÖ "imam" for Gülenists in the National Intelligence Organization (M?T) and in Asia.

Aug 17 06:56

Israel-EU Tension Up Over Rise in West Bank Home Demolitions

The Palestinian government has brought foreign diplomats to a school in the West Bank to highlight what it says is a renewed threat of demolition by Israel.

The school for Bedouin children has been slated for demolition and highlights the battle over 60 percent of the West Bank that remains under exclusive Israeli control, known as Area C.

Severe Israeli restrictions on Palestinian development in Area C, including a rise in demolitions of homes — some of them EU-funded buildings — have created diplomatic tensions.

Aug 17 06:56

The Myth of Jewish Suffering

The following article was written by a friend of mine who is clearly scared of Jewish power and the possible personal consequences of writing such an article. He decided to remain anonymous. I would add that Jewish suffering may be a myth, but Jewish fear is real. Why are Jews fearful? Because they believe in the history of Jewish suffering but they also know that, considering the acts committed by Jewish oligarchs, lobbies, Ziocons and Israel, future Jewish suffering seems too real.

Aug 16 14:11

Another of Israel's pimps to become Labour's saviour?

Against the background of speculation that Labour Party chiefs are trying to persuade David Miliband to return to London so he can snatch the party leadership from Jeremy Corbyn, Stuart Littlewood recalls the disastrous legacy of Mr Miliband.

Aug 16 12:10

Russia’s “Permanent Military Base” in Syria: Moscow just tipped the Balance of Power in the Mediterranean

Though there has been remarkably little discussion of the subject in the Western media, Russia last week quietly acquired for the first time in its modern history a proper permanent base in the Mediterranean.

Following negotiations between the Syrian government and Russia an agreement dating to 2015 has now been ratified by Russia turning the Russian air base at Khmeimim in Syria into a permanent base. In other words Russia will retain the base at Khmeimim beyond the conclusion of the Syrian conflict, and its presence there has just been made permanent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF in fact this is made permanent, this base is a true game-changer in the Middle East.

Aug 16 11:44

Israel decides no criminal charges for police who seized Palestinian girl's bicycle

One of the officers was suspended from the force after the incident late last month, documented by a B'tselem video camera. The footage showed two border policemen chasing a Palestinian girl, eight-year-old Anwar Burqan, of Hebron's al-Ibrahimi Street, as she rode a bicycle.

It showed one of the officers picking up the bicycle and tossing it into the bushes.

Large swaths of al-Ibrahimi St. are closed to Palestinian traffic. In their defense, the officers told investigators the girl's bicycle was confiscated because she was riding in a part of the street closed to Palestinians and they wanted to protect her.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, let me get this straight: these officers wanted to "protect" this 8 year old child....by throwing away and ruining her bicycle?!?

WOW, it really takes MANLY MEN to do that.

But hey, that's Israel in the 21st century; the most wretchedly apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy in this world, AND... with nuclear weapons!!

Aug 16 11:39

Israel lays groundwork for possible settlement expansion southeast of Jerusalem

srael is conducting a land survey between the settlement of Efrat and the area to its east with an eye toward declaring state land there, according to a document submitted by the state to the High Court of Justice last week.

According to the document, the survey has been undertaken “in a manner that will create contiguity of state lands.” Efrat is in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc in the southern West Bank, and the area to its east is known as Givat Eitam.

Construction in the area could have diplomatic implications because it would expand Gush Etzion east to the outskirts of Bethlehem.

In 2009, 1,700 dunams (425 acres) of land in the Efrat region were declared state land. Haaretz reported on a plan at the time to build some 2,500 housing units there.

Peace Now then petitioned the High Court to force the state to make public any intention to move ahead with construction plans in the area by allocating land rights to Efrat.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: this Israeli settlement development here effectively blocks off any contiguous boundary for a potential Palestinian state.

Aug 16 08:43

Evangelical Lutheran Church calls to stop U.S. aid to Israel

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has approved a resolution calling on the American government to end all aid to Israel if Israel does not stop building in Judea and Samaria and "enable an independent Palestinian state", JTA reported Sunday.

Aug 16 08:42

Wasserman Schultz, challenger brawl over Israel amid heated primary

lorida Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz went on the offensive against tough primary challenger Tim Canova Monday, accusing him of harboring malleable postures on US policy toward the Jewish state, as an already heated contest between the two Democrats got cranked up to 11 over support for Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear Ms. Schultz

I would like to remind you that you are running for the US Congress, not the Knesset.

However, if you wish to run for the Knesset, I am certain we could crowdfund a one-way ticket to Israel for you!

Aug 16 07:52

EU logo no shield from Israel’s bulldozers

Hammadin knows all too well that the expansion of the settlement – built in violation of international law, which forbids an occupying power like Israel from transferring its population into the territory it occupies – has meant the steady de-development of his community.

In February, the Israeli army demolished two trailers which were to serve as a new school for first- and second-graders. The cabins, donated by a French nongovernmental organization and funded by the European Union, bore visible EU logos.

Aug 16 07:49

Holland probes threats against Palestinian group’s lawyer at The Hague

For the last six months, Nada Kiswanson has received a steady stream of death threats while she has worked with the International Criminal Court as it probes possible war crimes committed by Israel against Palestinians.

The Jordanian-Swedish human rights lawyer with the Palestinian group Al-Haq has reported receiving intimidating phone calls, emails and a bouquet of flowers with an ominous message, threatening the lives of her and her family. She has been also been contacted by someone impersonating a Dutch governmental official.

Al-Haq and Kiswanson believe the intimidation campaign is designed to discourage their advocacy.

This month Kiswanson received a message stating she was “not safe at all and hopefully this would remain.”

“It’s very clear that the reason I’m being threatened is because of the work that I do in Europe and particularly at the International Criminal Court,” she told the Associated Press.

Aug 15 19:34

US government sued over aid to ‘nuclear’ Israel

A Washington DC non-profit group is suing the US government challenging its authority to provide Israel with foreign aid, arguing that its status – a nuclear power which didn’t sign the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty – means that aiding it contravenes US law.

“This lawsuit is not about foreign policy. It is about the rule of law, presidential power, the structural limits of the U.S. Constitution, and the right of the public to understand the functions of government and informed petition of the government for redress,” stated the complaint filed By Gran F. Smith, Director of the Institute for Research: Middle East Policy (IRmep).

Aug 15 13:49

The Dark Secret Of Israel’s Stolen Babies

It is Israel’s darkest secret – or so argues one Israeli journalist – in a country whose short history is replete with dark episodes.

Last month Tzachi Hanegbi, minister for national security, became the first government official to admit that hundreds of babies had been stolen from their mothers in the years immediately following Israel’s creation in 1948. In truth, the number is more likely to be in the thousands.

Aug 15 13:24

The dark secret of Israel’s stolen babies

Jonathan Cook says Israel’s theft of thousands of Arab Jewish babies shows that its Arab Jews face the same enemy as the Palestinians: a European Jewish establishment resolutely opposed to living in peace and respect with either Arabs or the region.

Aug 15 13:10

Israel Loses Secretive Oil Pipeline Case To Iran, Ordered To Pay $1.1 Billion Plus Interest

The Swiss Federal Tribunal, Switzerland’s highest court, ordered Israel to pay $1.1 billion plus interest to Iran in a decades old dispute over a secretive oil pipeline predating Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution. The verdict was dated June 27, while media broke the story late last week.
Note: Israel will need more money from you the taxpayer for this.

Aug 15 11:14

TWITTER BOWS TO ISRAELI GOVERNMENT PRESSURE TO CENSOR TWEETS

Though Israel’s reputation as a true democracy has certainly come under fire, its advocates proudly point to its freewheeling press as an exemplar of the values of liberal Zionism. But even this last holdout of Israeli democracy israpidly receding, particularly in traditional domestic print and broadcast media and, more recently, among foreign-headquartered social media platforms.

The governing right wing has succeeded in gaining a virtual monopoly over the newspaper-reading public. Sheldon Adelson, an American casino magnate, founded Israel Hayom (“Israel Today”) in 2007 as a free Hebrew daily allied with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s hard-right political agenda.

Israeli political reporter Tal Schneider, writing for the i24 news portal in 2014, revealed that Adelson’s funding is the sole reason the paper survives:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bibi Netanyahu dreams of a criticism-free Israeli media, including social media, like facebook and twitter, even when that criticism is logical, and well-deserved.

Aug 15 09:09

GRAFFITI OF THE DAY

This is Israel: hate speech found in Israel’s Ben Gurion airport “No Muslims No war. LET’S KILL THEM ALL”

Aug 15 09:09

#InPalestine ~~ IT KILLED IN THE PAST, WHY NOT USE IT AGAIN?

Over the past six months, say activists in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military has resumed the use of Indoor Barricade Penetrators, a form of high velocity tear gas 40mm projectile designed to deliver its payload inside buildings or homes and used during raids, demonstrations and clashes.

Aug 15 07:47

TWITTER BOWS TO ISRAELI GOVERNMENT PRESSURE TO CENSOR TWEETS

Though Israel’s reputation as a true democracy has certainly come under fire, its advocates proudly point to its freewheeling press as an exemplar of the values of liberal Zionism. But even this last holdout of Israeli democracy israpidly receding, particularly in traditional domestic print and broadcast media and, more recently, among foreign-headquartered social media platforms.

Aug 15 07:14

The Dark Secret Of Israel’s Stolen Babies

It is Israel’s darkest secret – or so argues one Israeli journalist – in a country whose short history is replete with dark episodes.

Last month Tzachi Hanegbi, minister for national security, became the first government official to admit that hundreds of babies had been stolen from their mothers in the years immediately following Israel’s creation in 1948. In truth, the number is more likely to be in the thousands.

Aug 15 06:07

Israel’s stolen babies remains the state’s darkest secret

It is Israel’s darkest secret – or so argues one Israeli journalist – in a country whose short history is replete with dark episodes.

Aug 15 05:41

Team Clinton focuses on the demise of Hezbollah

There is reportedly one aspect of Clinton’s Middle East policy that has been detailed and is ready for implementation following her inauguration once details are coordinated with Israel, NATO and the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). It is being advocated by AIPAC on Capitol Hill and among Clinton operatives at the DNC and details how the Clinton administration “must destroy Hezbollah and cut off Tehran’s anti-Arab, anti-Sunni and anti- Christian hegemonic lifeline for its rapidly escalating domination of the Middle East.”

Aug 14 09:30

ISRAEL IS IN MOURNING TODAY ~~ AND ONCE AGAIN PALESTINE IS FORGOTTEN

Two “solidarity ships” are set to sail towards the besieged Gaza Strip from Barcelona, Spain, in mid-September.

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Named ‘Amal’ and ‘Zaytouna’ — meaning ‘Hope’ and ‘Olives’ in Arabic, respectively — the ships will be led by an all-female crew of 24, including Nobel Prize winner Mairead Maguire.
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Aug 14 09:30

BEX ALERT ~~ ISRAEL WANTS YOU TO BELIEVE THAT PALESTINIANS ARE ENJOYING THE SUMMER

Israeli forces detain 4 Palestinians, confiscate property, in southern West Bank raids

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Israeli forces briefly detain, assault 15 Palestinian youth in East Jerusalem

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Israeli forces open fire on Palestinian fishermen in Gaza, detain 5

Aug 14 09:29

OFFICIAL GERMAN RECORD OF PRISONERS IN AUSCHWITZ CONCENTRATION CAMP MAY 1940 THROUGH DECEMBER 1944

The Russian microfilms cover all of the concentration camp records from 1935–1945 and the Auschwitz records were compiled from these. Note, however, that each months reportage covers all the camps and there is no such thing as an “Auschwitz file” or a “Bergen-Belsen” or “Mauthausen file.” The Auschwitz material is included in, let us say, the July 1942 file along with other camp entries and compilations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here is the short version. Only 173000 Jews were ever in Auschwitz during all of its years of operation. 58,240 died of typhus. 2064 Jews died of natural causes other than Typhus. 117 Jews were executed as punishment for actual crimes. 161,164 Jews (including transfers in) were transferred out to other camps, still alive. 11,836 Jews, still alive, were in the camp when it was liberated.

Aug 14 06:55

Flashback: israel attacks on gaza 2014 dead children

Have a look and never, ever forget!!

Aug 14 06:43

In NJ, College Students Prepare to Confront Growing BDS Movement on Campus

Natan Sharansky, executive chairman of the Jewish Agency and human rights activist, has tagged the BDS movement as both anti-Israel and anti-Semitic for its use of what he calls the “three Ds”: delegitimization, demonization, and double standards.
BDS presents itself as a peaceful protest against Israeli settlements in the West Bank through economic sanctions on products produced in what Palestinian activists call “the occupied territories.” It isn't. The co-founder of the BDS movement, Columbia University Professor Omar Barghouti, has spoken openly about eliminating the entire State of Israel from the map.
Note: Now that's a thought. See Helen Thomas' solution!

Aug 14 06:37

Anti-Semitism At The 2016 Olympics Is Completely Out Of Control

Throughout the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Israeli athletes have encountered stark anti-Semitism.
After losing a judo match on Friday, Islam el-Shehaby, a fighter from Egypt, refused to shake his Israeli opponent’s hand — a major breach of judo etiquette. After beating him handily, Israeli fighter Or Sasson extended his hand to el-Shehaby. In response, the Egyptian fighter backed away, refusing to reciprocate the gesture.
Note: This is not anti-semitism it is anti Israel. The world is sick and tired of Israel murdering, torturing, and beating Palestinians, especially little kids.

Aug 14 06:31

Israeli prison 'like being inside a grave'

After spending eight months under house arrest in the Kseifa area of the Negev desert, Sada was sentenced to 14 months in prison in July 2015, fined around $4,000, and banned from ever visiting her jailed brother again. Her brother, who had been serving a 17-year sentence for allegedly attempting to stab an Israeli settler, was given another three years in prison.
Note: Let us no more use Nazi or Hitler to describe evil. Israel is clearly in first place as they have added a new dimension to scum of the earth.

Aug 14 06:29

The Saudi Role on September 11 – An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

The Saudis have been known to assert what can only be called economic blackmail against the U.S. government to hide embarrassing facts about themselves, including their dealings with terrorist groups ranging from off-shoots of al-Qaeda to ISIS. They can and do argue that if Saudi agents do at times act against U.S. interests, even to the point of aiding terrorists, they do so as rogue agents and not under the authority the central government. The problem is that, just like America’s “rogue” agents, they never seem to suffer punishment.

Webmaster addition: See Debunking the "The Saudis did 9-11" nonsense!

Aug 14 05:52

Cost of Israel to the US

Our uniquely massive support for Israel has cost trillions of dollars and multitudes of lives. It has diminished our moral standing in the world, lessened our domestic freedoms, and exposed us to unnecessary and growing peril. The majority of Americans - as well as our diplomatic and military experts -- oppose this unique relationship. Yet, the lobby for Israel continues to foment policies that are disastrous for our nation and tragic for the region ...

Aug 14 05:48

U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel

A detailed 30-page report, issued in April 2014 by the research service of the US Congress. From the one-page Summary: "Israel is the largest cumulative recipient of U.S. foreign assistance since World War II. To date, the United States has provided Israel $121 billion (current, or non-inflation-adjusted, dollars) in bilateral assistance. Almost all U.S. bilateral aid to Israel is in the form of military assistance, although in the past Israel also received significant economic assistance. Strong congressional support for Israel has resulted in Israel receiving benefits not available to any other countries ..."

Aug 14 05:41

On Eve of Aid Boost, Researcher Flags Israel's 'Clandestine' Nukes

U.S. aid to Israel violates a long-standing ban on giving foreign aid to clandestine nuclear powers, the director of a Middle East policy nonprofit claims in a federal complaint. Grant Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy, says the United States has given Israel an estimated $234 billion in foreign aid since Congress passed the International Security Assistance and Arms Export Control Act of 1976. Discussing his Aug. 8 lawsuit in an interview, Smith said the pro se litigation has been ten years in the making. Though Israel is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Smith noted that it is a known nuclear power and recipient of U.S. aid.

Aug 14 05:32

Lawsuit Claims Aid to Nuclear Israel Illegal Under Symington Glenn Amendments

A lawsuit filed in federal court in Washington, DC, claims that United States aid to Israel is illegal under a law passed in the 1970s that prohibits aid to nuclear powers that don't sign the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT). The lawsuit was filed by Grant Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle East Policy (IRMEP). The lawsuit comes as the Obama administration is pushing to finalize a ten-year memorandum of understanding which will reportedly boost aid to Israel to $4 billion per year. Such aid violates longstanding bans on foreign aid to non-signatories to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) with nuclear weapons programs, the lawsuit alleges. Since the bans went into effect, U.S. foreign aid to Israel is estimated to be $234 billion.

Aug 13 08:28

Lawsuit says US aid to Israel illegal under 1976 law

American aid to Israel is illegal under a decades-old law that prohibits aid to nuclear powers that have not signed the international Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in Washington, DC.

The lawsuit, filed this week by Grant Smith, the director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy, comes as the US and Israel have closed many of the gaps in negotiations over a new 10-year military aid package worth tens of billions of dollars.

Discussing the lawsuit in an interview with Court House News, Smith said the US has provided Israel an estimated $234 billion in foreign assistance since Congress passed the International Security Assistance and Arms Export Control Act in 1976, which bans aid to non-signatories of the NPT that posses nuclear weapons.

Aug 13 03:30

After 300 Weeks of BDS Activism in Adelaide a Letter to 3-D Trolls

We have long been familiar with wannabe friends on Facebook and You Tube who profess to be seeking peace in the Middle East but appear to see the subjugation of the Palestinians as the only way to achieve this outcome. Their aim in contacting us seems patently clear, to waste our time in fruitless discussion or find out as much as possible about our group. This is a similar modus operandi to the Christian Zionists who have plagued our education campaign in Rundle Mall during our 300 weeks of BDS actions

Aug 12 23:06

Yes! The System Is Rigged!

If 2016 taught us anything, it is that if the establishment’s hegemony is imperiled, it will come together in ferocious solidarity — for the preservation of their perks, privileges, and power.All the elements of that establishment — corporate, cultural, political, media — are today issuing an ultimatum to Middle America:Trump is unacceptable.

You want Trump out? How do we get you out?
But if Hillary Clinton takes power, and continues America on her present course, which a majority of Americans rejected in the primaries, there is going to a bad moon rising.

And the new protesters in the streets will not be overprivileged children from Ivy League campuses.

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable,” said John F. Kennedy.

Aug 12 19:33

How much difference is there between Quaran and Talmudic teaching?

Coming across this list, I was astounded.I searched for more information and came across many sites that show what is taught in the Talmud (Jewish teaching. Wow, that stuff is incredible. And I thought the Quaran was teaching holy crap.

WHAT TALMUDICS THINK

Historically, Jews had always thrived in nations and empires with multicultural, pluralistic and tolerant environments, while they fared badly in strong ethnic or nationalistic societies. European Jews have always been the emblematic stranger or ‘other’. Therefore, by definition, a society where the stranger is welcome is good for the Jews, although they have not always appreciated this link. The future of European Jewry is dependent on our ability to shape a multicultural, pluralistic and diverse society. ~ Göran Rosenberg, Jewish author and journalist

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Not very different from muslim teachings

pregnant non-Jew is no better than a pregnant animal." ~ Coschen hamischpat 405
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Aug 12 08:49

FLASHBACK - Israel Lobbyist - We Need a False Flag to Start War with Iran!

Aug 12 08:33

THE REAL MEANING OF ISRAELI ‘COUNTERTERRORISM’

Every year, the Israeli military arrests and prosecutes around 700 Palestinian children. For 25 Years, our lawyers have defended thousands of these children in the Israeli military court system. This is Osama’s story.

Aug 12 08:33

DIRECT LINE TO JOE McCARTHY IN ISRAEL

Jerusalem-based BDS watchdog call center takes the fight to anti-Israel activities by providing activists’ information reported by civilians to Interior Ministry; group seeks deportation of activsts or barring their entry into Israel.

Aug 12 07:17

The six-million figure: another holocaust lie and the lying liars who enable it

The first mention of 6 million suffering Jews comes way back in 1889.

Aug 12 07:17

Netanyahu cost Israel billions in US arms deal, rival Lapid says

Israel is being short-changed on its 10-year military aid package with the United States, and it is because of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's behaviour, one of his political challengers said on Tuesday.

Yair Lapid, who leads Israel’s centrist Yesh Atid party, said the yearly aid of as much as $3.8bn that Israel is likely to get would have been bigger had Netanyahu not created such a ruckus over Washington’s nuclear agreement with Iran.

“We are getting a far lesser deal than the one we could have gotten before Prime Minister Netanyahu voyaged to Congress last March,” said Lapid, referring to a 2015 speech that was widely viewed as an embarrassing rebuke to US President Barack Obama.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Greed, thy name is Israel!

Aug 12 06:54

Netherlands probes death threats against Palestinian rights advocate

In the first reported case of the kind, Dutch prosecutors are investigating death threats to a Hague-based Palestinian rights advocate, implicating Israel as a likely culprit due to sophisticated tactics and hacking used. Israel dismisses its involvement.

Aug 12 06:44

EU, US warn Israel against razing Palestinian village

The EU and US warned Israel of “serious” consequences should it raze the occupied West Bank village of Sussia, the Safa news agency reported Israeli media saying yesterday.

Reporting Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Safa said the “warning messages” reached the Israeli leadership over the last two weeks, noting the response if the village was razed would be “unconventional”.

The White House said: “In case the demolition was carried out, the United States would have the hardest response.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You will have to walk over to the White House to pick up that check for $40 billion!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 11 16:42

Divide And Rule: How Factionalism In Palestine Is Killing Prospects For Freedom

As Palestinians in the Occupied Territories begin preparations for local elections which are scheduled for October, division and factionalism are rearing their ugly head.

Aug 11 11:19

THE LATEST ISRAELI BEX ALERT ON VIDEO

"I’m going to say something now that some of you will not believe. But I’m going to say it anyway because it’s true."

Does he really think that we are all stupider than he is??

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In Mein Kampf, Hitler describes the Big Lie. He did not advocate it's use; he was issuing a warning that the bigger the lie, the more people will fall victim to it. That is what Netanyahu is trying here.

Aug 11 10:24

Lawsuit Aims to Contest US Aid to Clandestine Nuclear Power Israel

A new lawsuit filed by the director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy aims to put an end to some 40 years of the US government violating its own International Security Assistance and Arms Export Control Act of 1976, related to providing military aid to clandestine nuclear weapons power.

In this case the focus is on Israel, which is widely acknowledged to have a substantial nuclear weapons arsenal, but is not a member of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Since 1976, the US has provided some $234 billion in military aid to Israel, with a new record deal expected to be finalized soon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD! Even if the US government changes the law to accommodate the giving of more weapons and money to Israel, they will have to do it publicly, and in essence, admit to the American people and the world that they lied through their teeth about alleged Israeli "nuclear ambiguity".

Aug 11 10:01

Obama’s Offering of Largest Military Aid Package Ever Is Not Enough for Israel

Israeli officials play hardball, demanding that the Obama Administration pony up more than the record $40 billion ten-year offering made by the US -- by a cool $10 billion

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Give us more, or we'll tell the world who REALLY did 9-11, and it will be worse for you than for us!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Aug 11 09:14

Lawsuit Aims to Contest US Aid to Clandestine Nuclear Power Israel

A new lawsuit filed by the director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy aims to put an end to some 40 years of the US government violating its own International Security Assistance and Arms Export Control Act of 1976, related to providing military aid to clandestine nuclear weapons power.

In this case the focus is on Israel, which is widely acknowledged to have a substantial nuclear weapons arsenal, but is not a member of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Since 1976, the US has provided some $234 billion in military aid to Israel, with a new record deal expected to be finalized soon.

Aug 11 07:26

Gaza Happy video: Two years later, the joy has faded

The Gaza edition of the video was published on April 17, 2014, just a few months before Israel launched a fresh assault on the besieged territory. The 2014 Gaza war lasted two months, killing more than 2,000 Palestinians and leaving the area in ruins.
Note: All the killing was done with U.S. weapons. You paid for these murders!

Aug 11 06:16

Israeli Army Bans Pokemon Go App

Aug 11 05:18

Israel and the World Vision Crime Scam

Taking a leaf from the Bush-Blair weapons of mass destruction hoax, Israel is going all out to divert anti-Israel opinion on its monumental humanitarian disaster to a fictitious crime allegedly perpetrated by the very victims of said humanitarian disaster- Israel’s wars on Gaza -by concocting an elaborate false crime of embezzlement and terrorism by Mohammed el-Halabi, the dedicated zonal manager for World Vision in the West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza.

Aug 10 23:17

The Charade of the Presidential Election

It saddens me to see only a gloomy result of this election. It will not make any difference whether people elect Trump or Killary … oops Hillary (I think I will never get this right). As we had witnessed in previous elections, whether electing a Republican or a Democratic president America will get more or less (probably more) of the same policies; unfair trade agreements, police state, loss of privacy, more taxes, and still perpetual wars and destruction. American people still lose, corporate/Judaic elite wins again.

Aug 10 18:19

Libertarian candidates say US policy has only made Middle East more dangerous

Although Donald Trump made a headline or two this winter saying he’d be a neutral arbiter between Israelis and Palestinians, he soon after backtracked, delivering a well received, if uncreative, speech to standing ovations at AIPAC. Appointees of Hillary Clinton to the Democratic National Committee’s platform drafting committee successfully smacked down a bid to include language even acknowledging the existence Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory.

With that in mind, a voter might wonder what the Libertarian Party has to offer concerning Israel/Palestine.

The Libertarians argue, as they do across the board, for disentangling the U.S. from onerous aid arrangements, but their reasons have less to do with Israel’s treatment of Palestinians and more to do with the party’s promise to make government smaller in general. There isn’t a plank for Israel in the Libertarian platform, but in speaking with a Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate, Alex Merced, it appears that the party is the most open to new ideas, for better or worse, of all the parties running this year.

Aug 10 08:11

Google explains why Palestine isn't labeled in Maps

It's restoring the labels "West Bank" and "Gaza" after accidentally deleting them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Suuuuuuuuuuure it was an accident!

Aug 10 07:06

Israeli MP floats law to protect Netanyahu from criminal inquiries

An MP in Israel has proposed a new law that would shield the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, from any future criminal investigation while in office.

The law, proposed by the Likud MP David Amsalem, the Knesset’s interior committee chairman, was greeted with an outcry from opposition MPs.

Last month the Israeli attorney general launched a preliminary inquiry into “matters relating to Netanyahu”, without saying what those matters were. The Israeli prime minister, who has previously faced scrutiny on his household spending, denies any wrongdoing.

Amsalem originally suggested that the law should only cover minor offences carrying a prison sentence up to six months, but later proposed that more serious crimes should also included.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's just go ahead and change Netanyahu's official title to Fuhrer!

Aug 09 11:22

13 hurt, cottage alight as Israeli drone crashes into Arab village

A drone belonging to Israel's Aerospace Industries crashed on Tuesday in an Arab village in northern Israel, lightly wounding at least 13 people and setting an empty home ablaze, officials said.

Aug 09 09:12

Israel’s Second-Class Citizens

When the world focuses on the Arab-Israeli crisis today, the plight of the 4.6 million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank gets most of the attention. But another pressing question haunts Israeli politics: the status and future of Israel’s own Arab citizens, who number around 1.7 million and make up around 21 percent of its popu­lation.

Aug 09 04:51

Oberlin suspends professor who blamed Israel for 9/11

"Oberlin administrative officials have stated that Dr. Karega has performed exceptionally as an educator on the faculty at Oberlin. Her record of teaching has been unblemished," Chui Karega told the website.

"Nevertheless, Oberlin?'s administration, pandering to the dictates of a handful of vocal and wealthy religious zealots, has set out to push Dr. Karega out of her faculty position at Oberlin," he said, adding that the professor was placed on administrative leave with "no justification."
Note: Add this educator to the growing list of educators attacked by the tribe!

Aug 08 18:33

Apartheid Israel's War On Water

London is known the world over for its rainy weather, so most people would be shocked to find out that Ramallah, one of the largest cities in the West Bank, actually receives more annual rainfall. So why during the month of June did Palestinians face some of the harshest water shortages in decades?

Aug 08 15:25

Is Saudi Arabia Zion?

As relations between Israel and the Al Saud family warm up, James Dorsey explores the prospects offered by long-forgotten research by Arab historian Kamal Salibi which concluded that “Judaism’s Zion was not located in Israel but in Saudi Arabia”.

Aug 08 12:22

GOOGLE IGNITES INTERNATIONAL OUTRAGE AFTER WIPING PALESTINE OFF THE MAP, REPLACING IT WITH ISRAEL

Palestine – Internet giant Google has come under fire from around the world this week, after removing the name Palestine from Google Maps and replacing it with Israel. Interestingly, international mainstream corporate media has completely blacked out any coverage of the incident or the international outrage it has sparked.

Webmaster addition: If you search for "Palestine" in Google Earth, it takes you to the Atlantic Ocean off the west coat of Africa! As a side note, many of the hack attacks on my server come from Google's IP addresses!

Aug 08 10:54

Palestinian Children as Young as 12 Can Now Be Legally Imprisoned by Israel

By James Holbrooks

Last Wednesday, Israeli lawmakers legalized the imprisonment of Palestinian children as young as — by their own words — twelve years old.

The new law, passed by legislators as the “Youth Bill,” allows authorities to “imprison a minor convicted of serious crimes such as murder, attempted murder or manslaughter even if he or she is under the age of 14,” the Knesset said in a press release.

But the originator of the bill, Anat Berko, was quoted in that same statement as saying that for those who are “murdered with a knife in the heart it does not matter if the child is 12 or 15.”...

Aug 08 08:57

ISRAELI APARTHEID CAUGHT ON VIDEO

n September 2012, Israeli security forces put up a chain-link fence along al-Ibrahimi Street in Hebron, separating the paved road from a narrow, rough walkway. Since then, B’Tselem has twice documented security forces denying Palestinians access to the paved road, despite official claims that there is no such prohibition. On 25 July 2016, B’Tselem volunteer Raed Abu Ramileh filmed a Border Police officer seizing the bicycle of 8-year-old Anwar Burqan and throwing it in the bushes for riding it down the paved road, which is reserved for settlers.

Aug 08 07:10

The Shot Heard All Over the Country

The crew of an Israeli ambulance was treating the wounded soldier, ignoring the seriously wounded Arab who was lying on the ground. Several Israeli soldiers were standing around, also ignoring the Palestinian. About 10 minutes later Sergeant Elor Azaria, a medic, appeared on the scene, approached the wounded Palestinian and shot him pointblank in the head, killing him.

According to eyewitnesses, Azaria declared that "the terrorist must die". Later, on the advice of his phalanx of lawyers, Azaria claimed that he was afraid that the wounded Palestinian had an explosive charge on his body and was about to kill the soldiers around him – an assertion clearly disproved by the pictures which showed the soldiers standing nearby obviously unconcerned. Then there was a mysterious knife which was not there at the beginning of the clip and could be seen lying near the body at the end.

Aug 07 12:52

Money talks as Trump does U-turn on Israel

The grubby underside of US electoral politics is on show once again as the Democratic and Republican candidates prepare to fight it out for the presidency. And it doesn’t get seamier than the battle to prove how loyal each candidate is to Israel.

New depths are likely to be plumbed this week at the Republican convention in Cleveland, as Donald Trump is crowned the party’s nominee. His platform breaks with decades of United States policy to effectively deny the Palestinians any hope of statehood.

The question now is whether the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, who positions herself as Israel’s greatest ally, will try to outbid Trump in cravenly submitting to the Israeli right.

Aug 07 11:09

Files Linking Britain To Israel’s Nuclear Weapons Go Missing From National Archives

Official documents on Britain’s relationship with Israel, including papers on “military and nuclear collaboration” in the 1970s, have disappeared from the National Archives in the last four years.

Aug 07 07:54

Lieberman Compares Iran to Nazis, Iran Deal to Munich Pact…Again

Over the past few days, a tempest has been brewing after Pres. Obama defended his Iran nuclear agreement by correctly noting that the entire Israeli defense and intelligence leadership acknowledges that it has improved Israeli and world security. This apparently angered defense minister Avigdor Lieberman, who couldn’t leave well enough alone.

Aug 07 07:38

Benjamin Netanyahu accused of sabotaging peace, as Israeli authorities abuse Palestinian children

The head of one of Israel’s most successful companies has issued a blistering condemnation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Daniel Birnbaum, the CEO of SodaStream, accused Netanyahu of “systemically spreading hate” and purposefully nurturing the conflict with the Palestinians “in all its evil manifestations”.

His scathing comments come as Israeli authorities move towards a “more aggressive approach” in dealing with Palestinian children accused of crimes, including the minor transgression of riding a bike.

Aug 07 07:14

Pro-Israel Groups Smear the Movement for Black Lives for its Solidarity With Palestine

Racial justice organizers say they won’t back down in the face of vicious attacks accusing them of "terrorist" sympathies.

Aug 07 07:13

Black activists slam Israel lobby attack on Movement for Black Lives

The Movement for Black Lives (MBL), a coalition of more than 50 Black-led organizations, provoked the wrath of the Israel lobby earlier this week following the release of its much anticipated policy platform, “A Vision for Black Lives.”

In response, voices from inside and outside the movement are pushing back without fear, signaling the shrinking effectiveness of Israel lobby groups in framing the narrative, particularly among the younger generation of social justice activists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You gonna cry, Israel? You gonna cry now? Go ahead. Cry. Stamp your feet. Shake your fists. Roll around on the floor. Scream that we don't love you ... because we don't.

Aug 06 18:00

Israel lobby panics about ‘spoiled’ next generation of American leaders turning against it

This is no casual matter; the loss of the lobby is a “strategic risk,” Herzog said; and this is precisely why Jeffrey Goldberg and Alan Dershowitz and Dennis Ross and Aaron David Miller and Richard Haass and others vehemently denied the allegations in the paper and book The Israel Lobby, published 9 and 10 years ago, because identifying this power openly was a threat to it. To “Jewish enfranchisement,” as Goldberg stated on the stage of the Center for Jewish History.

Now ten years on, the Israel lobbyists face a greater threat than academic critics of the Israel lobby: young Americans, who are awaking to Palestinian conditions on college campuses, thanks to the efforts of Students for Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace, and Black Lives Matter. And, pace Herzog, young Jewish Americans, the very Jews who are supposed to compose the leadership of the lobby– they’re deciding that Zionism with its inherent ethnic discrimination is not an ideology worth living for, yet alone dying for.

Aug 06 10:17

Black Lives Matter Platform Accuses Israel Of ‘Genocide’

The Black Lives Matter platform introduced on Monday includes a plank that accuses Israel of “genocide … against the Palestinian people.”

The movement, which featured prominently at the Democratic National Convention last week, links Israel to ” interlinked systems of white supremacy, imperialism, capitalism and patriarchy.”

Aug 06 08:58

US Jewish groups dismayed by Movement for Black Lives accusing Israel of genocide

American Jewish groups have expressed dismay last week after the Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of more than 50 organizations, published its platform in which it accuses Israel of genocide against the Palestinians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We're not saying we're not doing that, we just don't think anyone should talk about it!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Aug 06 06:55

Susiya village on brink of destruction by Israel

Israel’s high court placed the fate of the Palestinian village Susiya and its 340 residents in the hands of defense minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday, leaving it to him to decide whether the army will demolish nearly half its structures, mostly ramshackle dwellings.

On Monday, the court punted a petition the village had submitted with Rabbis for Human Rights requesting that it compel Israel’s occupation administration to recognize the legality of structures that Palestinians had built without permits from the army.

Aug 06 06:54

What’s really behind Israel’s attack on Christian charity World Vision?

Israel grabbed global headlines on Thursday with sensational allegations that tens of millions of dollars from the Christian relief and advocacy organization World Vision had been diverted to the military wing of the resistance group Hamas in Gaza.

But a day later, the Israeli claims look more than ever like sloppy propaganda. A World Vision official says Israel’s sums don’t add up and it has also emerged that a Mossad-linked Israeli group has been stoking allegations against the charity for years.

Aug 06 06:53

Israel nuclear weapons: UK government loses file on its involvement with country's arsenal

More than 400 documents, including government files relating to the UK’s involvement in Israel’s alleged nuclear arsenal, have gone missing over the last four years, it has been revealed.

Aug 05 19:24

NYPD Commissioner Bratton Resigns, Takes Job With Pro-Clinton, Pro-Israel Firm

e Commissioner William Bratton Speaks at The First National Personal Security Conference in Israel, 2014. (Photo: Israeli Ministry of Public Security) NEW YORK — (Analysis) New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton formally announced his resignation on Tuesday, marking the end of a tumultuous second term as the NYPD’s top cop. Bratton, largely seen as the architect of the “broken windows” law enforcement strategy that targets low-level offenses in order to stop larger offenses, has been heavily criticized by social justice advocates, who have charged that Bratton’s tactics amount to a targeting of people of color who are then saddled with criminal records, promoting further problems for themselves and their families.

Aug 05 18:31

Former AIPAC official says Israel should get no US aid without ending ‘oppressive’ settlements

Here is another sign that what had been quiet disagreement between American Jews and Israel is breaking out in the open, thanks to the approaching jubilee year of the occupation. Citing “nearly half a century” of occupation, a former AIPAC official comes out for conditioning US aid to Israel on that country agreeing to freeze its illegal settlements in the West Bank and Jerusalem. He says forthrightly that Israel’s “oppressive and discriminatory settlement policies in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem continue unabated.”

Greg Slabodkin, of Buffalo, is described as “a former opposition researcher for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee,” or AIPAC, in his piece in the Hill. The article is pegged to the news that the Obama administration is going to sign an aid package with Israel giving it $40 billion over ten years, “the biggest U.S. military aid package ever given to any country.”

Aug 05 10:01

People Are Stupid, A History of the National Security State (from 1941 to the present)

People Are Stupid, A History of the National Security State.
A discussion of 31 events establishing the "national security state", more often called today the "warfare state", beginning 1941 and ending this decade. Also: how to identify good evidence, how to unravel deep fraud, and a list of 22 helpful experts. Not exhaustive or complete, this video is nevertheless a good starting point for anyone who wants to understand the military-industrial-governmental complex and many of our self-induced "problems" today.

Aug 05 08:58

UNMASKING THE (GAS)MASKS OF ZION

Israel buying gas masks from companies that worked with the Nazis

Aug 05 08:52

HORRIFIC VIDEO SHOWS ISRAELI BORDER POLICE TERRORIZE 8-YO PALESTINIAN GIRL AND STEAL HER BIKE

An Israeli cop has been suspended after a heartbreaking video was posted online showing two officers terrorize an innocent 8-year-old Palestinian girl.

The video, which was taken last week and surfaced on Tuesday, shows two Israeli border officers confronting a terrified 8-year-old Palestinian girl, Anwar Burqan, on Hebron’s al-Ibrahimi St., demanding she stop on the roadside. When the first officer confronts the girl he stomps on her bike and berates her until she runs away screaming and crying.

After the girl runs away, another officer walks up, grabs her bike and throws it into the bushes.

According to Haaretz, large swaths of al-Ibrahimi St. are closed to Palestinian traffic. Apparently, the girl’s bicycle was confiscated because she was riding in a part of the street closed to Palestinians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WOW, it takes a really MANLY Israeli cop to destroy a little Palestinian girl's bike for inadvertently driving on a portion of a street which is restricted for "her kind" of human, doesn't it?!?

Netanyahu will probably see to it that this guy gets promoted!!

Aug 05 08:47

The Enemy Of My Friend Is My Friend: Israel Accepts Billions From The US, But Maintains Ties With Al-Nusra

Late last month, Jabhat al-Nusra (the Nusra Front), al-Qaida’s Syrian arm, announced that it was severing ties with al-Qaida and renaming itself Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (the Front for the Conquest of Syria).

In a video, the group’s leader, Abu Mohamed al-Jolani, explained that the group’s association with al-Qaida permitted the outside powers intervening in the Syrian conflict to label it as an Islamic terrorist group.

The Guardian quoted al-Jolani as saying that the name change is intended “to remove the excuse used by the international community – spearheaded by America and Russia – to bombard and displace Muslims in the Levant: that they are targeting al-Nusra Front, which is associated with al-Qaida.”

Aug 05 08:38

'Dehumanization': Five Americans Detained, Handcuffed, Deported by Israel

Five US activists aiming to investigate living conditions for Palestinians in Israeli-occupied areas were subjected to a cold welcome upon their arrival to Israel; detained without explanation, handcuffed, humiliated based on belief, appearance or ethnicity, and finally banned from entering the country.

Aug 05 08:37

Video Showing Israeli Officers Abusing 8-Year-Old Girl Goes Viral

Footage was released on Tuesday showing Israeli police officers shouting at an 8-year-old girl before confiscating her bicycle and tossing it into the bushes.

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Aug 05 07:31

Google slammed for removing Palestine from its maps

The Palestinian Journalists’ Forum has denounced Google for deleting the name of Palestine from its maps and replacing it with Israel.

In a statement released yesterday, the forum said Google’s decision to remove Palestine from its maps on 25 July “is part of the Israeli scheme to establish its name as a legitimate state for generations to come and abolish Palestine once and for all.”

“The move is also designed to falsify history, geography as well as the Palestinian people’s right to their homeland, and a failed attempt to tamper with the memory of Palestinians and Arabs as well as the world.”

The forum said the move was “contrary to all international norms and conventions”, stressing that Google should back track on its actions.

Aug 05 06:47

US To ‘Compensate’ Israel For Iran Deal With Biggest Military Aid Package Ever

Despite billions in aid annually, Israeli officials are angered that the Obama administration wants to end a provision that allows over a quarter of that aid to be spent in Israel, rather than the U.S.

Aug 04 13:13

PROF WHO BLAMED JEWS FOR 9/11 SUSPENDED FROM JOB

The controversial professor at ultra-liberal Oberlin College who sparked a national outcry after posting anti-Semitic rants and bizarre 9/11 conspiracy theories has been booted from the classroom, the school said Wednesday. Joy Karega, an associate professor of rhetoric and composition, was put on paid leave while prestigious Oberlin College considers her future, according to a statement from university president Martin Krislov obtained by The Post.

Aug 04 12:17

US, Israel Hope To Reach Military Aid Deal Soon

A senior American official says the US and Israel have closed many of the gaps in negotiations over a new 10-year military aid package worth tens of billions of dollars.

Aug 04 09:54

UNMASKING ISRAELI RACISM

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu took to social media to apologise for last year’s notorious election-day comment, when he warned that “the Arabs are coming out to vote in droves” – a reference to the fifth of Israel’s population who are Palestinian.

Aug 04 06:47

The Diary of Anne Frank 5.0, an update

Roemer appealed again, and this time the court asked for the technical services of the official German forensic bureau, the Bundes Kriminal Amt (BKA) that performed a careful analysis of the original manuscript of the diary with microscope and ultraviolet illumination in order to confirm its authenticity — in particular, to determine when it was written.

The BKA found that large portions of the alleged “diary” were written in ballpoint pen — of a type that was not manufactured prior to 1951.The German magazine, Der Spiegel, summarized the report as follows: some editing postdated 1951;Experts had held that all the writing in the journal was by the same hand; and thus – the entire diary was a postwar fake.

Aug 04 06:44

Video: Israeli soldier assaults child playing on Jews-only road

Eight-year-old Anwar Burqan was playing with her young sister and brothers in al-Ibrahimi Street, near their home in Hebron’s al-Salaima neighborhood on 25 July when their games were interrupted by Israel’s pervasive military occupation.

The video above, filmed by local resident Raed Abu Ramileh and published by the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem, shows some of what happened.

According to Anwar’s account, she was riding a bicycle belonging to one of her brothers when an Israeli Border Police combatant ran over, stepped on the bicycle and took it away from her.

The child can be seen raising her arm in apparent reflexive self-defense.

As can be heard in the video, the combatant shouts at her to “go home” and the child bursts into tears. The rifle-bearing soldier then throws the bicycle into the bushes.

“Only Jews walk here”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But if you say this is racist, then are are just being a filthy Jew-hating anti-Semite who wants Hitler to come back and gas Jewish babies in the ovens!!!!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Aug 03 15:47

The ‘New York Times’ is dead set on marginalizing Jewish anti-Zionism

The New York Times is pointedly ignoring an important ideological trend: the rise of Jewish anti-Zionism. A battle is taking place among Jews over the dead end that Jewish nationalism represents, but the paper of record is doing all it can to pretend that battle isn’t happening, and suffocate an explosive discussion.

Two days ago Haaretz ran two stunning op-eds by American Jewish historians Hasia Diner and Marjorie Feld titled, “We’re American Jewish Historians. This Is Why We’ve Left Zionism Behind,” saying that they cannot go comfortably into Jewish spaces that deny the Nakba any more. Diner related an ordeal that will resonate in the hearts of many other American Jews:

Aug 03 15:29

Israel OKs putting minors behind bars for alleged terror charges

The Israeli parliament has approved a controversial bill that enables the regime to jail children as young as 12 convicted of alleged "terrorist offenses" amid growing acts of violence against Palestinians in the occupied territories.

Aug 03 15:27

Israel To US: ‘Give Us More!’

Washington is preparing to increase US aid to Israel by billions of dollars, with a ten-year ironclad agreement that couldn’t be altered by President Obama’s successor.

Aug 03 15:23

Israel approves new law to jail child 'terrorists' as young as 12

The Israeli parliament has approved a new law allowing child "terrorists" as young as 12 to be jailed.

Politicians supporting the Youth Bill said it was “borne of necessity” amid a wave of attacks by Palestinians in Israel and the West Bank.

Children as young as 13 have been shot dead by security forces while allegedly attempting stabbing attacks and the Israeli mission to the UN said juveniles were responsible for 47 “acts of terrorism” since September.

Aug 03 13:18

Israeli racism unmasks Netanyahu goodwill video

Jonathan Cook argues that the ethos of the military government for Israel’s Palestinians is returning, and the “perfume” of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s soothing words about ending “discord and hate” will not cover the stench.

Aug 03 12:06

Israel to US: ‘Give Us More!’

Washington is preparing to increase US aid to Israel by billions of dollars, with a ten-year ironclad agreement that couldn’t be altered by President Obama’s successor. But that isn’t good enough for Bibi Netanyahu. He wants more. Much more.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Or I will tell the world who REALLY did 9-11, and it will be worse for you than for us!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Aug 03 09:54

Israel to jail children as young as 12 for 'terror offences' after a series of knife attacks

The Youth Bill was approved in the wake of repeated attacks by young Palestinians, with a statement from parliament saying the incidents warranted 'a more aggressive approach, including toward minors.'

Israeli authorities will now be able to imprison a minor convicted of serious crimes such as murder, attempted murder or manslaughter even if they are under 14, the statement said.

Aug 03 08:18

Flashback: Enemies are necessary for the wheels of the US military machine to turn - Former CIA officer John Stockwell

John R. Stockwell is a former CIA officer who became a critic of United States government policies after serving in the Agency for thirteen years serving seven tours of duty. After managing U.S. involvement in the Angolan Civil War as Chief of the Angola Task Force during its 1975 covert operations, he resigned and wrote In Search of Enemies, a book which remains the only detailed, insider's account of a major CIA "covert action."

Aug 03 07:49

Why did these Israeli soldiers take this young Palestinian girl’s bike?

After stomping on her bike, the Israelis send the child home in tears, then take her bike and throw it in nearby bushes.

Watch how two armed Israeli soldiers confiscate and throw away an eight-year-old Palestinian girl's bicycle for no apparent reason in the West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As Ron White would say, "You're really MANLY men, aren't ya?"

Aug 03 07:38

Files linking Britain to Israel’s nuclear weapons go missing from National Archives

Official documents on Britain’s relationship with Israel, including papers on “military and nuclear collaboration” in the 1970s, have disappeared from the National Archives in the last four years.

Aug 03 06:55

FLASHBACK - Israel gave birth control to Ethiopian Jews without their consent

Israel has admitted for the first time that it has been giving Ethiopian Jewish immigrants birth-control injections, often without their knowledge or consent.

Aug 03 06:36

Israeli firm offers to build Trump’s Mexico wall

An Israeli company has signaled its willingness to construct the wall that US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has controversially promised to build along the US-Mexico border if the bombastic American businessman is elected president.

Aug 03 06:25

Anti-Semitic NPD ex-mayor's acquittal slammed as 'scandalous'

Saxony-Anhalt's highest court is under fire for a precedent-setting lenient sentence on a former mayor convicted of Holocaust denial. The far-right politician from former East Germany remains unapologetic.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

People who claim Michael Jackson is still alive are not arrested and thrown in prison. People who claim to have been abducted by UFOs do not have their careers ruined. People who claim to have seen Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster are viewed as harmless eccentrics. Only in the case of the history of WW2 is the slightest questioning of the official story responded to with a middle-ages burning of all heretics who refuse to believe as they are told to believe.

Truth needs no law to support it. Truth is self-evident to all. Truth withstands re-examination. Truth survives questions. Throughout history, from Galileo to Zundel, only lies and liars have resorted to the courts to enforce adherence to dogma.

One would almost think the defenders of the orthodoxy have something to hide!

Aug 03 06:12

Richard Falk: How the United States Government Obstructs Peace for Israel/Palestine

During this period, the Palestinian territorial position has continuously worsened, and the humanitarian ordeal of the Palestinian people has become ever more acute.

Aug 02 20:41

Saudi Twitter Activist “Mujtahid” reveals the secret relation of Saudi and Israel

Mujtahid has been proven right about most of what he says.

Aug 02 15:30

As Israel Prospers, Obama Set to Give Billions More in Aid While Netanyahu Demands Even More

FOR ALL THE chatter about animosity between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Washington Post reports that “a senior Israeli official will arrive in Washington next week for a final round of negotiations involving the largest military aid package the United States has ever given any country and that will last more than a decade after President Obama leaves office.” The U.S. already transfers $3.1 billion in taxpayer money every year to Israel — more than any other country by far — but the new agreement Obama is set to sign “significantly raises” that amount, and guarantees it for 10 years.

Aug 02 09:43

HYDRO-APARTHEID

Water shortages are not new for Palestinians. Whether in the occupied Gaza Strip or the West Bank including East Jerusalem, the supply of water flowing into Palestinian homes is strictly capped or obstructed by Israel.

Aug 02 06:57

Dear Hillary, From Gaza

U.S. elections have an outsized effect on the residents of many countries, but among the most impacted are those imprisoned in the occupied Palestinian territories. In this video, 21-year-old Besan Aljadili, a writer for We Are Not Numbers in Gaza, responds to the nomination of Hillary Clinton for U.S. president.

In her acceptance speech, the former Secretary of State talked of how proud women should be of her status as the first female to be nominated for America’s highest office. But will Hillary Clinton listen to a fellow female, half a world away, who feels she and her people have been rejected and trivialized? Watch and share.

Aug 02 06:55

A guide to online security for activists

The last year has seen an uptick in digital threats faced by individuals and organizations around the world, and those working on the question of Palestine are no exception.

Over the past few months, there have been attacks on boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement websites, threatening emails to activists and new information emerging on Israel’s surveillance capabilities.

Aug 02 06:30

When the IDF Face Real Men and Not Kids, They Wet Their Panties

Sure, the butch IDF is tough when it comes to killing, maiming and blowing apart children and pregnant women. And the sick, twisted fucks of Apartheid Israel revel in butchering Muslim kids.

These pics show the sick IDF fucks doing what they do best, murder children, babies and women.

Aug 01 14:08

"Ex-congresswoman claims Israel behind European massacres"

Cynthia McKinney, a Democrat and former member of the US House of Representatives from Georgia, posted a video on Twitter with the message: “Same Israeli photographer captures Nice and Munich tragedies. How likely is that? Remember the Dancing Israelis?…”

. . . “Dancing Israelis” refers to a widely discredited conspiracy theory that five Israeli men were arrested in New Jersey on September 11, 2001, after being seen celebrating the terror attack.

Aug 01 13:12

Flashback 2013 -"NSA shares raw intelligence including Americans' data with Israel"

(Note: We all know who DEFINITELY has a "safe copy" of all those Hillary Clinton e-mails . . and much more!!!. . . lol)

Aug 01 11:13

Israel Finally Admits Kidnapping, Selling Yemeni Jewish Children

A high-ranking Israeli Government official admitted for the first time that thousands of children were kidnapped in the 1950s from their Jewish mothers and fathers who had fled Yemen, before being given or sold to Jewish Ashkenazi families. The official said that until today, those children do not know who their parents were, Asharq Al-Awsat reported. “The deliberate operation of stealing hundreds of children truly happened,” Minister-without-portfolio Tzachi Hanegbi of the Likud party said. However, the minister did not explain in details to which parties the kids were handed to, but only said that they “hope to study the documents and evidences to understand what happened and try to reach a solution”.

Aug 01 10:41

As Israel Prospers, Obama Set to Give Billions More in Aid While Netanyahu Demands Even More

FOR ALL THE chatter about animosity between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Washington Post reports that “a senior Israeli official will arrive in Washington next week for a final round of negotiations involving the largest military aid package the United States has ever given any country and that will last more than a decade after President Obama leaves office.” The U.S. already transfers $3.1 billion in taxpayer money every year to Israel — more than any other country by far — but the new agreement Obama is set to sign “significantly raises” that amount, and guarantees it for 10 years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here are the questions people need to ask about this ginormous transfer of wealth from the US to the Israeli government.

Will it cure Israel's pathological inability to get along with its neighbors?!?

No.

Will it encourage Israel to be a more responsible state actor in its treatment of Palestinians, and work with Palestinian leadership to create an equitable two, or one-state solution?

No.

Will it stop Israel's predilection for its serial genocide against the Palestinians, coupled with Israel's robust annexations of lands upon which Palestinians have lived for generations?

No.

I would like to remind our readers that this Israeli aid package comes at a time when our Vets are sleeping, homeless, on our streets; the American infrastructure is crumbling; and decent jobs in this country are disappearing, courtesy of corporate offshoring/outsourcing.

So what does this aid package actually do for We the People?!?

The short answer is, absolutely nothing; but it DOES make certain that the AIPAC money continues to flow for our "alleged" representatives, who obviously have elevated the welfare of a foreign nation far above any possible concerns of their constituents.

In their eyes, we have no relevance whatsoever; and hacked voting machines, where votes can become so easily turned, as demonstrated painfully clearly in the way Bernie Sanders lost the nomination to Hillary Clinton, can most probably keep vile these people in office indefinitely.

Aug 01 08:56

MEET THE ISRAELI RABBI WHO HATES BOTH GAYS AND WOMEN

The rabbi newly appointed to the Israeli army’s top religious post has made a long list of racist and misogynist edicts over the years, including one permitting Jewish soldiers to rape non-Jewish women during wartime.

On the qustion of Gays … “Gays and lesbians should be treated with love and support, but they are sick or deformed.” (SEE THIS POST)

One can only wonder what Freud would say about this man …

Aug 01 08:55

WHY SHOULD AN ‘ISRAELI ARAB’ BELIEVE ANYTHING NETANYAHU HAS TO SAY?

Yesterday I took a trip to downtown Jerusalem on the Light Rail. On the way home the train was stopped by Israeli Border Police because there was a Palestinian sitting in my car with his son. The Police rudely demanded to see his Identity Card and then ordered him to get off the train. He was dong nothing wrong, just going home with his son the same way I was doing …. They held up the train for ten minutes as the man protested that he was doing nothing wrong. By this time his son was hysterical as other passengers surrounded the man to give (im)moral support to the Police. Eventually he agreed to leave the train and we continued on our journey.

Aug 01 08:28

Israel and U.S. are close to a deal on the biggest military aid package ever

A senior Israeli official will arrive in Washington next week for a final round of negotiations involving the largest military aid package the United States has ever given any country and that will last more than a decade after President Obama leaves office.
Note: The shame of the U.S. relations with Israel will be with our children for decades. I weep.

Aug 01 07:55

Israeli Intelligence Debunks Notion of Russia Hacking DNC Emails

No evidence links Russia to hacking DNC emails. Accusations suggesting otherwise are baseless – the latest bashing episode, for geopolitical purposes, shifting attention from Hillary’s disturbing record, and electoral rigging of the primaries.

Israeli military intelligence/Mossad connected DEBKAfile said “an analysis by (its) intelligence and cyber defense sources has determined that” DNC emails hacking “almost certainly (was) not carried out by (Russia’s GRU) cyber warfare branch.”

Its determination is contrary to unjustifiable assertions by senior DNC officials, Obama, the Clinton campaign, administration-connected cyber espionage experts and mainstream media – pointing fingers the wrong way.

Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov categorically denied Russian “direct or indirect interference in (America’s) election process,” adding:

Aug 01 07:41

Netanyahu for Hillary

With Clinton, on the other hand, Netanyahu knows exactly what’s in store – more of the same, and from the prime minister’s perspective, what’s not to like? Despite the clear ideological differences between Netanyahu and Obama, and the clash over Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the latter’s administration has never wavered in its support for Israel when it really mattered for Jerusalem.

And neither will Clinton. Her record as a senator and secretary of state is one of a clear supporter of Israel. Under her stewardship, the State Department increased military assistance for Israel every year, from $2.55b. when she took office to $3.1b. in FY2013, a nearly 20 percent increase, while diplomatically she ensured the United States blocked UN Security Council resolutions for Palestinian statehood.

Aug 01 07:23

Israel’s hydro-apartheid keeps West Bank thirsty

Water shortages are not new for Palestinians. Whether in the occupied Gaza Strip or the West Bank including East Jerusalem, the supply of water flowing into Palestinian homes is strictly capped or obstructed by Israel.

Jul 31 10:40

What Sort of Society Feels Absolutely Nothing After Killing Hundreds of Children?

Israel killed 546 Palestinian children over the course of only 50 days in Gaza in 2014. Of those, 180 were babies and toddlers under the age of five.

Jul 31 08:26

Iran Official: American, Israeli Drones Gather Data for Syria Terrorists

Washington and the Tel Aviv regime supply the Takfiri militants in Syria with intelligence obtained from the drones they fly over Syria, an Iranian official says.

Jul 31 08:03

Source Dismisses Haaretz Report on Injuring Basij Commander in Syria

An informed source denied reports by the Israeli daily, Haaretz, that Commander of Iran's Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi was wounded by Israeli forces or terrorists during a publicized visit this weekend to Southern Syria.

Jul 31 07:37

Netanyahu criticises European 'support' for anti-Israel groups

Speaking at the start of a cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said an inquiry had "found support from European countries, including France, for several organisations that engage in incitement, call for a boycott of Israel and do not recognise the state of Israel's right to exist."
Note: Sick of "right to exist" and "right to defend" mantras, are you?

Jul 30 13:19

Why the Ignorant Assault Upon Israeli Settlements?

This week the State Department engaged in a remarkable assault on Israel. Both in tone and in content, it marks a new hostility—and plenty of sheer ignorance.
Note: What arrogance.

Jul 30 10:42

US, Israel forces stage secret military drill

Israel and the United States have reportedly staged a joint secret war game in southern Israel amid growing military cooperation between the two sides.

Israeli media said on Thursday that the drill dubbed ‘Noble Shirley’ was held in Negev Desert to improve cooperation between American and Israeli forces.

The drill, which was said to have been conducted during day and nighttime hours over the past week, involved the US Marine Corps as well as special units from the Israeli air, naval and ground forces.

During the exercise, the troops and commandos took part in drills simulating helicopter landings behind enemy lines, and urban warfare above and below ground. They also practiced close-range combat and military takeover techniques.

Israel’s so-called ‘David’s Sling’ missile system, which targets medium to long-range missiles, was also used in the maneuver.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

War against whom, please?!?

The Palestinians?!?

The Lebanese?!?

Syria?!?

Iran?!?

Making your most important geopolitical friend a country with history of pathologically being unable to get along with its neighbors cannot, possibly, be a smart move by the US government.

Jul 30 10:22

Clinton personally ensured pro-Israel platform, says adviser

Hillary Clinton personally asked an adviser, Wendy Sherman, to make sure the Democratic Party platform remained pro-Israel, Sherman said.

"I had very direct instructions from Secretary Clinton that there would be clarity about this issue and there would be no space," Sherman, a member of the committee drafting the platform, said Tuesday at an event hosted by the American Jewish Committee at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Jul 30 09:26

At Convention, Hillary Clinton Stresses Israel’s Security, Not Quest for Peace

Indeed, in her own speech, Clinton’s only mention of Israel was bragging that the nuclear deal with Iran would protect Israel, and that she was determined to “keep supporting Israel’s security.” Conspicuously absent from the speech was any mention of the settlements, or indeed of the Palestinians.

It’s perhaps unsurprising, as Clinton’s AIPAC speech back in March similarly focused on the idea of bolstering military ties with Israel, while mentioning the Palestinians primarily as “terrorists,” and giving limited lip-service to the idea of getting a peace deal. Indeed, during the presidential primary Clinton’s opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D – VT) faulted her for not being even-handed enough.

Jul 30 08:32

US, Israel forces stage secret military drill

Israel and the United States have reportedly staged a joint secret war game in southern Israel amid growing military cooperation between the two sides.

Israeli media said on Thursday that the drill dubbed ‘Noble Shirley’ was held in Negev Desert to improve cooperation between American and Israeli forces.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With Turkey opting out of the US agenda, following that botched coup, the US may want to use Israel as the new launching platform for the war in the Middle East. Israel will not like this, as it makes them a target, but for enough of your money, I am sure Netanyahu will agree.

Jul 30 08:08

Israel and U.S. are close to a deal on the biggest military aid package ever

A senior Israeli official will arrive in Washington next week for a final round of negotiations involving the largest military aid package the United States has ever given any country and that will last more than a decade after President Obama leaves office.

Brig. Gen. Yaakov Nagel, the acting head of Israel’s National Security Council, has been dispatched with instructions to meet with White House officials in hopes of signing an agreement “as soon as possible,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said this week.

That represents a striking about-face for Netanyahu, who angered the Obama administration when he mused during a February meeting with his cabinet that Israel might decide to wait and “reach an agreement with the next administration.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And what, precisely, does such an illegal deal (under the Symington Amendment) bring to the people of the United States of America?!?

Does it bring peace and stability to the Middle East?!?

No.

Does it mean that the Israelis will stop its serial genocide against the Palestinians?!?

No.

Does it guarantee that Israel will not lash out at its regional neighbors, with whom it pathologically cannot get along?!?

No.

So what, precisely, does this deal do for the citizens of the United States of America?!?

It guarantees that no matter what Israel does, domestically or internationally, the next time Tel Aviv comes with its hand out for more American money, it is nearly assured that DC will give it to the Israeli government.

And this at a time when homeless Vets sleep in our streets; our infrastructure crumbles, and many Americans are homeless and financially suffering because of the massive offshoring/outsourcing of American jobs both parties allow?!?

If you think for one millisecond that your "alleged" Congressional Representative actually represents you, in any tangible way, to make your life better, just take a good, hard look at this deal, and ask, "What does this really do for me, and my brother and sister Americans?!?"

The short answer is, absolflippinglutely nothing.

As long as they get their money from lobbyists (corporate and governmental, like AIPAC), they don't give one rat's anus about you.

Please, peacefully, and forcefully, give every sitting member of Congress a pink slip this November, won't you?!?

These people do not deserve to be in Congress, because they have utterly forgotten precisely WHO they are supposed to be working for!

Jul 30 07:52

JEWISH SOCIAL MEDIA RAVES AS BILL CLINTON WEARS HEBREW “HILLARY” BUTTON

There was a thrill ride on Jewish Democratic social media Wednesday night when Bill Clinton was spotted at the Democratic National Convention sporting a button backing his wife – in Hebrew.

Robert Wexler, a former Democratic congressman, indulged in a little partisan kvelling when he appeared Thursday with Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer on a panel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hillary is Israel's candidate for President, all right; but it's a damned shame she's not a candidate for We the People!!

Jul 30 07:45

Jewish Social Media Raves as Bill Clinton Wears Hebrew “Hillary” Button

There was a thrill ride on Jewish Democratic social media Wednesday night when Bill Clinton was spotted at the Democratic National Convention sporting a button backing his wife – in Hebrew. Robert Wexler, a former Democratic congressman, indulged in a little partisan kvelling when he appeared Thursday with Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer on a panel.

Jul 30 07:26

Obama 'Not Generous Enough' in Military Aid Talks With Israel, Says GOP Senator

Lindsey Graham reveals White House rejected Israel's request for $4.6 billion in aid annually, tells Haaretz that Congress isn’t obligated by any pact Obama signs with Netanyahu.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why don't you write them a check, Lindsey?

Even better, MOVE THERE!

Jul 29 23:05

Palestine and Hillary, 'the lesser evil'

How is it possible that Hillary Clinton supports the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people - yet we're still supposed to consider her a lesser evil? Ask the question and you'll hear plenty of explanations, but the most important reason is rarely made explicit: Lesser evilism is possible only because we're so accustomed to seeing certain people as lesser human beings. READ MORE

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