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Jun 08 15:44

London Alert: Controlled Explosion Carried Out On Vehicle Outside Israeli Embassy

The Metropolitan Police have carried out a controlled explosion on a vehicle outside the Israeli embassy in Kensington, London.

Police evacuated part of Kensington High Street and the area around the local Tube station on Wednesday afternoon as a precautionary measure.

Jun 08 14:52

FLASHBACK - The Ringworm Scandal: When Israeli Doctors Killed Tens of Thousands of Arab Children

But unlike here, Israel allowed one senior health official, Dr. Chaim Sheba, to conduct a massive program of unnecessary medical treatments, at enormous expense, which actually killed many of the victims. At that time, many children developed ringworm, a non-lethal condition of fungal origin which affected the scalp. Unlike in other countries, 100,000 Jewish (and Palestinian) Arab children were irradiated in order to treat the condition. While medical protocol of the day directed that no technician receive a dose higher than .5 Roentgen, those treated could received a higher dose. A lethal dose was considered 200 Roentgen (R). The children treated received individual doses of 350R. Sometimes they received two doses (for a total of 600R). 6,000 of the victims died within the first year or so after treatment. To this day, many of the remaining victims suffer cancers, epilepsy, infertility and other brain disorders.

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Posted at listener request.

Jun 08 14:16

Honor USS Liberty Vets

Today is the anniversary of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty that killed 34 Americans and injured 174. In an unprecedented action, President Lyndon Johnson recalled rescue flights to these men, saying he didn't want to "embarrass an ally." The crew is the most decorated crew for a single engagement in the history of the US Navy, yet American Legion honchos won't let them have a booth at the national convention. Please read this article and share it with others: http://iakn.us/1VMCEw2 These veterans and their families deserve support.

Jun 08 12:50

The Democratic Party Establishment And A Lapdog Press: A Continuing Disaster For Palestinians

The Democratic President Barack Obama has been very kind to the most right-wing Israeli government in history. The Obama administration, conjointly with Congress (in a rare act of bipartisan solidarity) has provided above and beyond the package of billions of American tax payer dollars in military aid, standard diplomatic immunity at the UN security council, plus, aside from some posturing during the very beginning of his presidency, has all but left Israel to do as it wishes in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT).

Jun 08 10:55

Israel Wants A Peace Process, But Only If It’s Doomed To Fail

In a familiar muddying of the waters, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has spent the past week talking up peace while fiercely criticising Friday’s summit in France – the only diplomatic initiative on the horizon.

Jun 08 10:02

Report: Israeli Jets Attack Syrian Military Base in Homs

Locals near the base of the Syrian Army’s Fourth Mechanical Division reported hearing “huge explosions” over the weekend, as jets believed to belong to the Israeli military flew overhead. If confirmed, this would be the latest in a growing number of Israeli strikes on Syria.

Jun 08 10:00

Israeli revelers give Palestinians the finger in march through Jerusalem’s Muslim Quarter

Thousands of Israelis marched through the alleys of Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday in a controversial parade through the Muslim Quarter that marks Israel’s capture of the ancient walled metropolis in the 1967 war against Arab armies.

Jun 08 09:50

Susan Rice Promises Israel ‘Largest Military Aid Package In U.S. History’

U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice promised Israel on Monday that the new military aid agreement between the two nations that is currently being negotiated will constitute “the single largest military assistance package — with any country — in American history.”

Jun 08 09:34

The One Thing I Really Like about BDS

...is the fact that it is very successful in evoking manifestations of the ultimate forms of Jewish power.

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo declared this week: “If you boycott against Israel, New York will boycott you.” New York's governor is putting all companies and individuals that support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement on a blacklist. But what led the Catholic governor to pander so shamelessly to Israel and its lobbies?

Jun 08 09:20

SAY NO TO CUOMO! ~~ KEEP McCARTHY OUT OF NEW YORK!!

Gov. Cuomo just signed a McCarthyite executive order requiring state agencies to divest from organizations that support the Palestinian call to boycott companies profiting from, or cultural institutions complicit in, Israel’s oppression of the Palestinian people.

This is also, of course, an attack on our rights.

Jun 08 08:28

Netanyahu asks Putin to let Israeli planes fly freely in Syrian and Lebanese skies

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to let Israeli aircrafts fly freely in Syrian and Lebanese skies, Arab48.com reported on Tuesday.

The Israeli Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Ze’ev Elkin, who was Netanyahu’s translator and attended a Tuesday meeting, said that Netanyahu and Putin have a “credible” relationship, noting that Netanyahu is “using” it.

Elkin said that there is “no contradiction” between Netanyahu’s relations with Putin and his relations with the US President Barak Obama.

Jun 08 08:11

Attacks on BDS websites linked to Israel

New evidence indicates Israel may be directly involved in attacks on the websites of the Palestinian BDS National Committee and other organizations supporting Palestinian rights.

The report came just days after a senior Israel lobby official indicated that Israel’s previously announced plans to fight the growing boycott, divestment and sanctions movement online were already being implemented.

The online security service eQualit.ie analzyed six major attacks on the bdsmovement.net website in February and March this year.

These distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks involve flooding a website with traffic generated by botnets, overwhelming the site and making it inaccessible to legitimate users. Such attacks can last hours or sometimes days.

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Those who resort to such underhanded tactics are admitting they cannot win their point of view on the facts, logic, and law.

Jun 08 07:59

Guess how Israeli justice system works?

A bunch of occupier zionist settlers attacked a poor Palestinian young boy but guess who the Israeli police arrested for the attack.

Jun 08 07:53

FLASHBACK - USS Liberty

Jun 08 05:27

Israelis are ‘like a rash,’ says Irish member of European Parliament

Martina Anderson, an Irish member of the European Parliament, said Israeli lobbyists were “all over this place like a rash” during a parliament meeting on Wednesday.

Jun 08 04:34

Israel Troops Occupy Palestinian Homes to Make Military Base

Israeli forces took over 11 Palestinian homes close to the West Bank city of Nablus and transformed them into military sites, local officials said. According to Awwad Najim, the Fatah spokesperson in the village of Huwwara, Israeli forces put barbed wires around the houses, installed cameras and set out military outposts in the area, Alaraby reported. Israeli forces threatened to impose further punishment on Huwwara residents, including closing shops, if attacks on vehicles of Israeli settlers in the area take place. These Israeli settlements are viewed as illegal according to international law, and armed settlers have launched campaigns of terror against local Palestinians, which have resulted in murders. The army's move came after an empty settler bus was reportedly attacked with "steel balls" near Huwwara south of Nablus city on the weekend.

Jun 08 03:00

In meeting with Orthodox, Trump reveals Israel advisers: His Jewish lawyers

NEW YORK (JTA) – There were a few things Donald Trump made clear when he met Thursday with a select group of Jewish reporters, almost all of them Orthodox, at his corporate offices in Manhattan.

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly was the one who initiated Wednesday’s one-on-one powwow with Trump to mend fences, not him. He’s a great friend of Israel. He has many Orthodox Jewish friends, including his chief lawyer, Jason D. Greenblatt. And he considers himself a very loyal boss.

But in a 20-minute question-and-answer session that touched on religious liberty in the workplace, U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and federal education tax credits, Trump offered scant details.

On some substantive policy questions, the Republican front-runner for president didn’t answer at all, instead delegating the question to Greenblatt, a real estate attorney from Teaneck, New Jersey — one of two people he said he’d appoint as his White House Israel policy advisers.

More at:
http://www.jta.org/2016/04/14/news-opinion/politics/in-meeting-with-or...

Jun 07 15:33

New York Just Launched a Blatantly Unconstitutional Attack on Your Freedom of Speech

By Michaela Whitton

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has launched what has been described as a blatantly unconstitutional attack on freedom of speech. He has also been accused of establishing a dangerous precedent reminiscent of McCarthyism. In a fierce crackdown on those critical of Israeli occupation, Cuomo ordered agencies to divest from companies and organisations aligned with the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Describing the BDS movement as an economic attack on Israel, Cuomo’s executive order requires the New York State Office of General Services to create a blacklist of institutions and companies involved in the BDS movement. All state agencies will be required to divest from such companies...

Jun 07 10:11

Infowars Paul Joseph Watson: There Is No Jewish Influence Anywhere

"Okay here we go, usually this is a question we don't like to entertain because of, uh, obvious reasons. But we're gonna answer it anyway because it's "ask me anything."

Uh, 'England rising in the UK' says "what is your opinion on the Jewish influence in media?"

(Awkwardly notes) "There it is."

Watson: "There's the Jew question ... "

Co-host: "Yep .. There it sits."

Jun 07 10:02

USSLiberty Survivor Pres Johnson Ordered US Jets Grounded - Bryce Lockwood

Jun 07 09:24

BDS ~~ ‘THE WINNING FAILURE’

The Israeli government has claimed that the BDS Movement has had no effect on their economy ….. See THIS post from HaAretz …..

If that is the case, why are they and their supporters doing everything in their power to discredit and destroy the Movement? The latest attack coming from Governor Cuomo of New York State ….

Jun 07 07:28

Hooray! 'Anonymous' Attacks Fox, CNN, NBC For Lying About Israel's Crimes

Broadly speaking, the goal of the #OpSilence is to attack all the corrupt major news networks that mislead and censor information from the general public. More specifically, the news agencies who conceal the crimes of Israel, while misleading the population about the mistreatment of the Palestinian people. The operation is off to a quick start, Ghost Squad has successfully” carried out DDoS attacks on CNN and FOX News” already just this month. More attacks are promised, NBC and MSM appears to be their next target.

Jun 07 05:34

"I don't believe in this Jewish conspiracy because nobody presents any real credible hard-core evidence that it's taking place. it's an obsession."

This is an update to our post yesterday. Thanks to the reader who posted the full clip. Infowars' Paul Joseph Watson opines: "People who are obsessed with Jews controlling the world never seem to present any evidence. I mean, I read the news everyday, I track narratives that the main stream media comes out with. I don't see a big Jewish influence. I mean, Jewish people are not really that present. I don't really notice them anywhere. I don't believe in this Jewish conspiracy because nobody presents any real credible hard-core evidence that it's taking place. So I mean- it is an obsession. I mean that's why people avoid it, let's be honest, because it's an obsession you don't want to be associated with; neo-Nazis and white supremacists. And even just- you know, if I saw actual evidence where it was a grand conspiracy then I would talk about it, but I just don't see it!"
Co-host: "Okay! Well answered!"

Jun 07 04:20

Muhammad Ali: I declare support for the Palestinian liberation struggle – MSM won’t report it

Dr. Kevin Barrett writes: "The mainstream media doesn’t want you to know one important thing about Muhammad Ali: His all-out, unreserved support for the liberation struggle of the Palestinian people against Zionist genocide."

Jun 06 15:42

Israel wants a peace process – but only if it’s doomed to fail

Jonathan Cook examines Binyamin Netanyahu’s deceitful manoeuvrings intended to ride out the French peace initiative until Obama’s successor is installed next year, by which time Netanyahu can forget about the threat of a two-state solution.

Jun 06 15:37

AEP: 'Irritation and anger' may lead to Brexit, says influential psychologist

British voters are succumbing to impulsive gut feelings and irrational reflexes in the Brexit campaign with little regard for the enormous consequences down the road, the world's most influential psychologist has warned.

Daniel Kahneman, the Israeli Nobel laureate and father of behavioural economics, said the referendum debate is being driven by a destructive psychological process, one that could lead to a grave misjudgment and a downward spiral for British society.

Jun 06 15:17

Western State Sponsored Terrorism: False Flags Spreading Islamophobia, Race and Religious Wars and New World Disorder

A lot of good stuff with a couple of poison the well BEX's thrown in. A good example of disinfo. 95% truth with some fairy tales thrown in.

“The easiest way to gain control of a population is to carry out acts of terror. [The public] will clamor for such laws if their personal security is threatened.”
Josef Stalin

Jun 06 14:52

NY Governor Signs Pro-Israel Executive Order To ‘Blacklist’ BDS Supporters

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order on Sunday that will penalize people and businesses who support the non-violent boycott of Israel.

In a speech to The Harvard Club, Cuomo said New York would “lead by example.”

“We are also a place of action,” he continued. “We want to take immediate action because we want Israel to know that we’re on their side. If you boycott against Israel, New York will boycott you.”

Jun 06 13:56

Schoolgirl Leanne Betrayed: Free-speech organisers pull the plug on her “Birds not Bombs”

Stuart Littlewood views how the UK “champions” of free speech succumbed to a Zionist blogger by silencing a young Palestinian winner of a public speaking competition, and tells docile Palestinian officials that they have much to learn from the young girl.

Jun 06 12:47

BDS And The Eternal Holocaust

While innocently attempting to access an article on the Haaretz website the other day, I was accosted by a sequence of intrusive advertisements inviting me to “Fight BDS” — the popular boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement that aims to force an end to Israel’s denial of Palestinian rights.

Jun 06 11:49

Gov. Cuomo: NY must divest funds linked to Israel boycotts

"This order sends the message that this state will do everything in its power to end this hateful, intolerant campaign," the governor said. "New York and Israel share an unbreakable bond and I pray that the Israeli and Palestinian people will find a way to live side by side and find peace, prosperity and security."
Note: The bond includes killing, beating, stealing and genocide the Palestinians. Time to boycott New York.

Jun 06 08:35

At Height of US Elections Frenzy, Israeli Ambassador to Attend pro-Republican Conference – Haaretz

At the height of the U.S. presidential and congressional election campaigns, Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer will attend a conference dealing with strategies for retaining the Republican Party’s majorities in the Senate and the House of Representatives.

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Israel is hedging their bets for a possible Trump victory and GOP sweep of Congress.

Jun 06 07:36

What’s behind the US media’s special relationship with Israel?

The Occupation of the American Mind poses the question: why are mainstream US media such a reliable conduit for Israeli propaganda compared to other countries?

In attempting to answer this question, the film, narrated by Roger Waters, illuminates not just the inner workings of Israeli hasbara (propaganda) but also the root causes of the occupation itself by depicting the systematic denial of Palestinians’ human and national rights.

This film could not possibly arrive at a better time, given the extent to which Israeli hasbara will be promoted during the US presidential election campaign.

It explores a relatively unexamined aspect of the US-Israel “special relationship” and helps explain why a majority of Americans influenced by media bias support and identify with the Israeli narrative.

Jun 06 06:46

Israel has destroyed $74 million worth of EU projects

An $11-million farming project in the Jordan Valley, a $61,200 playground near Nablus and an elementary school serving a Bedouin community east of Jerusalem: all have been destroyed by Israel.

These are just a few examples of the at least 150 European-funded structures in the occupied West Bank that Israel demolished in the first three months of 2016.

Israel has destroyed more homes, businesses and public infrastructure in these months than in all of 2015, according to a new report by the non-profit Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor, or Euro-Med.

Jun 06 06:38

Cuomo Signs Executive Order to Fight BDS

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday signed an executive order that orders state agencies to divest themselves of companies and organizations who support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against the state of Israel.

Jun 06 06:15

Holocaust Lies: Horror Fiction Presented as Fact

Jun 06 06:10

A Short History of the Colonization of Palestine

Myth: “‘Israel’ was a land without a people for a people without a land.”

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Jun 06 06:06

Hillary Clinton: Electing a Foreign Spy for President?

For many analysts, therefore, the issue is procedural, moral and ethical. Mme. Clinton had placed herself above and beyond the norms of State Department discipline. This evidence of her arrogance, dishonesty and blatant disregard for rules should disqualify her from becoming the President of the United States. While revelations of Clinton’s misuse of official documents, her private system of communication and correspondence and the shredding of tens of thousands of her official interchanges, including top secret documents, are important issues to investigate, these do not address the paramount political question: On whose behalf was Secretary Clinton carrying out the business of US foreign policy, out of the review of government oversight?

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Jun 06 04:36

Infowars Paul Joseph Watson: There Is No Jewish Influence Anywhere

Infowars' Paul Joseph Watson was asked a question recently about Jewish Influence in the media. His response is laughable and is being mocked worldwide. Please share this widely.

"People who are obsessed with Jews controlling the world never seem to present any evidence. I mean , I read the news everyday, I track narratives that the main stream media comes out with. I don't see a big Jewish influence. I mean , Jewish people are not really that present. I don't really notice them anywhere," Watstein replies

Jun 05 20:09

Hillary Clinton: Electing a “Foreign Spy” for President?

Secretary Clinton went to extraordinary lengths to serve Israel, even undermining the interests of the United States. It is bizarre that she would resort to such a crude measure, setting up a private e-mail server to conduct state business. She blithely ignored official State Department policy and oversight and forwarded over 1,300 confidential documents and 22 highly sensitive top-secret documents related to the ‘Special Access Program’. She detailed US military and intelligence documents on US strategic policies on Syria, Iraq, Palestine and other vital regimes. The Inspector General’s report indicates that ‘she was warned’ about her practice. It is only because of the unusual stranglehold Tel Aviv and Israel’s US Fifth Column have over the US government and judiciary that her actions have not been prosecuted as high treason. It is the height of hypocrisy that government whistleblowers have been persecuted and jailed by the Obama Administration for raising concerns within the Inspector General system of oversight, while Secretary Clinton is on her way to the Presidency of the United States!

Jun 05 15:38

9/11's Conspiracy Trio Falling Apart

Alarmed by the willingness of its regional ally Saudi Arabia to question the official version of 9/11, Israel weighed in with New York Democratic Senator Charles Schumer to place a “poison pill” in the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism (JASTA) bill that cleared the Senate in a unanimous vote. The bill would allow the families of the victims of foreign government-sponsored terrorism to sue the governments involved for damages. The law, which President Obama indicated he would veto, would lift “sovereign immunity” on countries like Saudi Arabia, thus making them liable for civil law suits. Schumer placed an amendment inside the JASTA bill that would allow Saudi Arabia to avoid law suits so long as the U.S. State and Justice Departments certified to the trial judge hearing any JASTA case that the two departments were making good faith efforts with the defendant country to resolve any issues bilaterally. Schumer’s amendment—the Stay of Actions Pending State Negotiations—would also allow the State and Justice Departments to seek from the court continual 180-day stays, thus killing any lawsuits indefinitely.

Israel is also concerned that it, too, could face lawsuits under the provisions of JASTA. WMR has previously reported that some of the footnotes in the classified 28 pages provide links that lead to Israeli involvement in 9/11. It is noteworthy that the Saudis are blaming the George W. Bush administration for carrying out 9/11 and are leaving Israel out of the equation. Schumer’s actions on behalf of the Saudis are a clear indication that the Saudi-Israeli alliance remains intact.

Jun 05 15:33

Israel’s political and media cesspit

Uri Avnery explains the Israeli conundrum of a government undermining the army, and the peace camp putting its trust in the high command, with perhaps some praying to a God they don't believe in for a military coup they would not approve of.

Jun 05 10:58

Israeli Woman Lied About Rape, Palestinian Kid Still Faces Prison

The actual rape victim, a young Palestinian under the age of consent, will face prison time for unlawfully entering Israel while the perpetrator walks away free after making false accusations.

Jun 05 07:52

Krauthammer: Sanders ‘Pushing the Anti-Israel Case’

In his latest Washington Post opinion piece, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer takes aim at Bernie Sanders’ criticism of Israel and the candidate’s appointment to the 15-member Democratic Party platform committee of two proponents of the boycott Israel movement.In his latest Washington Post opinion piece, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer takes aim at Bernie Sanders’ criticism of Israel and the candidate’s appointment to the 15-member Democratic Party platform committee of two proponents of the boycott Israel movement.

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I do wish Krauthammer would look down and remember what country he is standing on. As for Sanders, I see his refusal to blindly obey Israel as a huge plus!

Jun 05 07:27

The French peace initiative 'emptied of all substance'

The French initiative, as it has come to be known, was first proposed by the Hollande government last year. In its original form, it consisted of a draft United Nations Security Council resolution that would set forth clear parameters for Israeli-Palestinian peace, along with mechanisms and a timeline for achieving them.

Faced with concerted US opposition and Israeli hostility , the Quai d'Orsay repeatedly watered down its terms and, concluding that US support for any such resolution would not be forthcoming as a matter of principle, ultimately chose to capitulate rather than stand its ground.

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Merde!

Jun 05 05:15

Vanishing Palestine: The making of Israel's occupation

It has been 49 years since that day, and the West Bank and Golan Heights remain illegally occupied, while the Gaza Strip has been crippled under a nine-year blockade that has denied 1.8 million Palestinians their rights to access medical equipment, clean water, food and materials necessary to rebuild homes, schools and hospitals destroyed in repeated Israeli bombardments.

Jun 05 05:07

Sanders v. Clinton on Palestine: No Contest

It is my view that the Israeli government, with the active support and military aid of the U.S. government is committing human rights abuses and genocide against the Palestinian people. I believe that Hillary Clinton is aggressively, willfully, and consciously aiding and abetting that genocide and must be defeated in California and at the Democratic Convention. I admire and support Senator Sanders for his courageous challenge to the American Israel Political Action Committee, his support for human rights and fair treatment for the Palestinian people, and his open challenge to Hillary Clinton on Israel and Palestine. I do not expect him to share all of my views but I do wish him well and will work for his victory.

Jun 05 05:04

Hard Times Ahead for the Israel Lobby (Thank Sanders and Trump)

For one, on the Republican side, it is plain that, thanks to Trump, the neocons have suffered a serious defeat. They have no time for the Republicans’ “presumptive” nominee, and neither does he have time for them. For the Israel lobby, this is bad news indeed.

Jun 05 00:16

The Anti-Semitic Hamas Tire

Jun 04 07:06

Middle East Pop Quiz

* Which country in the Middle East actually possesses nuclear weapons?

Israel.

* Which country in the Middle East refuses to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty?

Israel.

* Which country in the Middle East refuses to allow international inspections of its nuclear facilities?

Israel.
Note: Which country controls the U.S. congress. Israel

Jun 04 07:04

New UN database of companies complicit in Israel's occupation

This decision by the Human Rights Council, nearly 50 years after Israel began its settlement enterprise, is certainly too little, too late. There are currently approximately 650,000 Israeli settlers living illegally in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, confining Palestinians to less than 40% of their land.

Jun 04 06:57

Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade Draws 200,000 Revelers

The event, whose theme this year is women in the gay, lesbian and transgender community, kicked off Friday morning at Gan Meir, a park that houses the Tel Aviv Municipal LGBT Center. A representative of the center presented an award to journalist Ilana Dayan and to Ilana Shirazi, an organizer of lesbian marriage ceremonies

Jun 03 16:17

Putin trips up US AGAIN? Syrian army and allies with Russian air force help blocking US/israel's takeover of prized Syrian air base.

Advance units of the Syrian Arab Army, supported by forces of Hezbollah, Iranian volunteers and Russian Aerospace fighter/bombers are advancing on the ISIS held Tabqa Military Airport, just south of Raqqah.

Sources in Damascus have told VT that this drive, supported by Russian Aerospace sorties, is advancing through the night to seize the ISIS held airport after it was learned that America planned to open a major base there, dominating this vital region, part of a secret agreement to split Syria, a plan made showing a shocking level of cooperation between “strange bedfellows,” most notable an American deal with ISIS against Damascus.

Jun 03 13:37

Hard Times Ahead For The Israel Lobby

Nobody knows yet what will become of the Republican Party after Donald Trump is through with it. He probably doesn’t know himself what he would like to happen. In any case, it isn’t entirely up to him.

It depends too on what real Republicans do once Trump becomes their standard bearer. Will some or all of the Party’s blue bloods, theocrats, and libertarians bolt or will they buck up and go along? We will find out soon enough.

Jun 03 09:14

PINKWASHING ISRAELI WAR CRIMES

This video by Israeli Queers Against the Occupation features a cover of the Aerosmith song “Pink” playing over jarring images of Israel’s violence against Palestinians.

It is a spoof and remix of the official 2016 Tel Aviv Pride promotional video.

Jun 03 08:49

Saudis rooting for Clinton to win White House: Oil analyst

“It is no secret that the Saudis and other [Persian] Gulf Sunni powers are rooting for Mrs. Clinton,” Bob McNally, president of Washington-based consulting firm Rapidan Group, told CNBC from Vienna on Thursday.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) holds its semiannual meeting Thursday in Vienna, but is unlikely to announce any strategy changes.

McNally said that there is “a lot of concern and anxiety” about what a Donald Trump presidency would mean for the oil market.

Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, has questioned the protective nature of the US relationship with Saudi Arabia.

He has suggested that the United States should consider ditching Riyadh because Washington is increasingly getting less dependent on overseas oil.

Jun 03 08:16

Trump's Most Bitter Enemies

Donald Trump may be underestimating his neocon enemies, who are now grouped around Bill Kristol, and working relentlessly to upend Trump’s bid for the presidency. Contrary to what Trump tells us about Kristol as a “loser” and “lightweight,” the GOP’s presumptive nominee’s opponents are not to be treated as inconsequential. For all their ethnic hang-ups and lack of any recognizable conservative principle, Trump’s neocon enemies have an extremely strong hand. Their control over the conservative movement is much more formidable than he suggests; and their public presence, which stretches from the Murdoch media empire into the national press, is still a thing to behold. I am pulling for the Donald in this fight but am still not willing to bet on his victory over those who deserve to be defeated.

Jun 03 07:54

Bennett threatens to ‘topple government’ to prevent Palestinian state

Jewish Home leader vows to ‘stand as fortified wall’ against ‘historic mistake’ to retreat to 1967 line, divide Jerusalem

Jun 03 07:54

Satan's Choice for Vice President

The Republican Party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump, has made his short-list of vice presidential choices. The news is out that former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is top on the list. This is great news for billionaire Jewish money-men, but it is very sad news for patriotic Americans.

The billionaire Jews who own the Republican Party establishment are eager to see their long-time puppet, Gingrich, sitting just a heartbeat away from the Oval Office. Then, at the crack of an assassin’s bullet, the President could be slain and—ka-ching!—the cash registers would be rung as President Gingrich, an ardent Zionist and Israel-firster, is sworn in.

Jun 03 03:38

The Death of Bill Kristol

Perhaps the greatest accomplishment reached by Donald Trump since he announced his presidential run is his killing off of the idea that Bill Kristol is some kind of significant political commentator and political operative.

Kristol's anti-Trump initiative has fallen flat on its face. Kristol has been at the center of anti-Trump letters signed by top Washington insiders. He has been influential in cover magazines denouncing Trump. He has launched a stream of non-stop anti-Trump rhetoric. And he has even visited the motherland for support and shekels. None of this has caused the Trump train to even slow. Remarkably, Kristol has not even been able to stop the politicians he formerly controlled, Sarah Palin and Dan Quayle, from becoming Trump supporters.

Jun 02 12:33

Meet The Ten-Year-Old Palestinian Journalist

Janna Jihad, 10 years old, has been reporting from Palestine for two to three years now, sharing with the world the message of “the Palestinian children”.

Jun 02 10:34

Israel Warns: Another Gaza War Is Coming

Israel ended its last military operation in Gaza almost two years ago. But among some Israeli military officials, national security experts, and activists here, there is a palpable sense that another war is imminent, and that soon Hamas rockets will again be raining down on Israeli cities, prompting a crushing military response on the beleaguered, 25-mile long strip.

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There has to be the emergence of a workable, viable peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians;because without it, the probability of continued carnage, is almost unavoidable here.

but unfortunately, Israel does not want peace, but territory, and by any means necessary.

To that end, look at the brisk land annexations in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, coupled with evictions of Palestinians from homes in which their families have lived for generations.

Jun 02 09:05

WHITEWASHING A MURDER CAUGHT ON FILM

This video, shown in an Israeli court on Wednesday, reveals that a knife was deliberately moved much closer to the body of a Palestinian youth who had just been executed in cold blood.

According to Israel’s Channel 2, the footage “could indicate an attempt to tamper with evidence” in order to give the appearance that the youth “could have reached the knife and constituted a threat before he was shot.”

Jun 02 09:05

WHEN MURDERERS GO FREE TO KILL AGAIN

Police in Israel released from prison the Jewish extremist Meir Ettinger, who had been jailed for 10 months on suspicion that he belonged to a terrorist group targeting Palestinians and Christians.

Jun 02 08:44

French court overturns “illegal” ban on BDS event

A court in France struck a blow for free speech when it overturned a government ban on a meeting to support individuals facing trial for their Palestine solidarity activism.

Jun 02 08:41

Israel’s Future is Terrifying: Moshe Ya’alon and Israel’s Disconcerting ‘Morality’

Ya’alon took part in every major Israeli war since 1973, and his name was later associated with the most atrocious of Israeli wars and massacres, first in Lebanon and, later, in Gaza.

Jun 02 08:38

The Boycott Israel Movement May be Failing

Money managers, economists and government officials say Israeli assets are an attractive alternative to weak performers elsewhere. The country’s economy is slowing but growing faster than those of the U.S. and Europe and its interest rate is higher. Plus, many reject the notions driving the boycott -- that investing in Israeli innovation and natural gas violates Palestinian rights, and that Israel’s misdeeds are so exceptional that they justify singling it out for censure.

Jun 02 07:10

War Lobby Worried: Third of US Students Support Israel Boycott

Benjamin Netanyahu’s regime still holds considerable sway with the American electorate, but tech savvy students are less influenced by Jerusalem’s expensive lobbying efforts.

Jun 02 06:54

Putin to hold talks with Israeli PM in Moscow next week — Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks next week with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamini Netanyahu who will arrive in Moscow for a visit.

According to Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov, the situation in Syria will be one of the issues discussed at the talks.

Jun 02 06:44

Watch Israeli kicking knife towards dead Palestinian body

Newly footage related to the March shooting death of an injured Palestinian by an Israeli soldier apparently shows a person at the scene kicking a knife towards the corpse on the ground in an attempt to justify the execution.

Jun 02 06:41

Leader of France’s Jewish Defence League on run in Israel after conviction in Paris

The leader of France’s Jewish Defence League was on the run in Israel on Wednesday after receiving a prison sentence for violent gang attacks in Paris, according to a MEMO source in Paris.

Joseph Ayache, 30, was convicted on Tuesday night alongside three accomplices by the 14th Chamber of the Paris Correctional Court.

All four defendants were self-confessed members of the far-right JDL, which is banned in both Israel and the USA for its links to terrorism.

Jun 02 04:34

Great Idea: Invite EVERY Politician & Candidate To USS Liberty Memorial Event Wednesday, June 8th

This coming Wednesday is the 49th anniversary of the tragic and brutal assault on the USS Liberty by Israel. On June 8, 1967 Israeli attacked the USS LIBERTY and murdered 32 Americans, and wounded 171 more. On June 8, 2016 the USS Liberty Veterans Association will be holding a Memorial Service at Arlington National Cemetery at noon commemorating the attack. The president of this group, Ernest A. Gallo, sent a letter to Obama last January asking him to invite Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to this event. Obama never bothered to reply, but I think this event holds a lot of potential. We should invite all politicians and candidates including Donald Trump, Clinton and Sanders. Invite your congressman and senators too! I realize it's short notice but Arlington is easily accessible and attending this event wouldn't take up too much of these people's time.

Jun 01 15:27

US Military Considering Israeli Suicide Drones: Report

Israeli and American weapons manufacturers have teamed up to adapt an Israeli-made “suicide drone” to US military requirements, a new report says.

UVision’s Hero-30 loitering munition is undergoing some changes at the hands of Raytheon, one of the Pentagon’s main contractors, to make it ready for future use by American infantry forces, Israeli media reported Tuesday.

Jun 01 12:11

Israel’s Future Is Terrifying: Moshe Ya’alon And Israel’s Disconcerting ‘Morality’

Israeli society is constantly swerving to the Right and, by doing so, the country’s entire political paradigm is redefined regularly. Israel is now “ruled by the most extreme rightwing government in its history” has grown from being an informed assessment to a dull cliché over the course of only a few years.

Jun 01 10:00

Israeli Woman Admits Concocting Palestinian Rape Story That Benjamin Netanyahu Called ‘Horrific Crime’

A Jewish Israeli woman who claimed to have been raped by a Palestinian minor while another man filmed the incident in Tel Aviv has told the police that she lied about the allegations.

Jun 01 09:58

Notorious Jewish Extremist Eyed in Murder of Palestinian Family Is Freed Without Charge

At the time of his arrest, police said Ettinger was the leader of a Jewish underground cell whose goal is to topple Israel’s democracy and carry out attacks against non-Jews. But he has not been charged with a crime.

Jun 01 09:22

NEW YORK TIMES WHITEWASHES HEDY EPSTEIN’S LIFE OF ACTIVISM

The fact that Hedy Epstein was outspoken for Palestinian rights doesn’t come till the very end of the story, after Vietnam, Cambodia, Black Lives Matter, fair housing, Kristallnacht, the kindertransport, and other causes and events.

Jun 01 08:08

Flashback: USS Liberty veterans' letter to Netanyahu, Memorial Day 2011

On June 8, 1967 the USS Liberty was cruising in the Mediterranean in International waters ordered to monitor the Israeli-Arab war. In the morning the ship was circled a dozen times by low flying Nord propeller "boxcars" at mast height with Israeli designation. The planes flew at mast height; the men on the ship could see the teeth of the pilots as they smiled. They waved at them. The ship was flying a 4’ x 7’ American flag; it stood straight out on a clear, breezy day. The ship had large letter designation on the bow GTR-5. The attack by unmarked Israeli planes (Israel says the attack was an accident – the ship was an Egyptian horse carrier – less than 1/2 the size of the USS Liberty) commenced in the afternoon in International waters. After the attack with cannon, rockets, napalm and torpedo fire; the torpedo boats came back and machine gunned the life rafts as they were thrown overboard (a war crime according to International Law). 34 men were killed and 171wounded (out of a crew of 291) this day by the Israelis. The men on board the ship call it murder. Captain Ward Boston was given one week to conduct an investigation of the attack. Before he died Ward Boston signed an affidavit stating that the attack on the USS Liberty was deliberate.

Jun 01 08:06

UN ‘buries’ resolution on Gaza’s environmental health crisis under US, Israeli pressure

The blocking of a UN vote on the Gaza resolution was orchestrated by the US and Israel on the basis of a technicality, which was selectively applied

Jun 01 07:59

Sanders Chose Wrong People to Change Democratic Platform on Israel

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To Israel, only those who give Israel everything it wants are the "right" people. Everyone else are the "wrong" people.

Jun 01 07:59

The Evolution of The War on Terror - An Israeli Mega-Fraud

After 14-and-a-half years of the War on Terror the U.S. has spent trillions of dollars, waged war across the Middle East and North Africa, and destroyed the lives of millions of people, many of them American. At least seven nations have been devastated under the guise of fighting terrorism: Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia. In spite of all the money spent and lives lost, more people are dying from terrorism than ever, particularly in the nations where the War on Terror has been waged. It is not really a war against terrorism, but a "War of Terror" in which terrorism, mostly false-flag operations, plays the key role.

All of the indications point to the War on Terror going down as the biggest boondoggle or criminal scam in history, yet no one running for the highest office in the land is calling for it to come to a screeching halt. Why not?

Jun 01 07:16

Jewish Power-The power to silence criticism of Jewish Power

According to CEO Julie Holness we shouldn't criticise Israel because some Jews may get offended and the message may not be positive enough. In Britain 2016 we train children to speak freely and profoundly while saying nothing.

Jewish power backfired once again. Many more people listen now to Leanne Mohamad,

Jun 01 05:28

Obama Challenged to Invite Netanyahu to Attend a Memorial Service Commemorating Those Who Died in the Israeli Attack of the USS LIberty

The President of the USS Liberty Veterans Association, Ernest A. Gallo, sent a letter dated January 10, 2016 to President Barack Obama requesting that he invite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to attend a Memorial Service at Arlington National Cemetery at noon on June 8, 2016 commemorating the June 8, 1967 Israeli attack on the USS LIBERTY in which 32 Americans were killed and 171 were wounded.

May 31 19:38

Dishonoring American Veterans

Sadly many American legislators are not doing the job their positions stipulate. They are not acting in the interest of the citizens, who elected them in office. Many of their decisions and behaviors draw the suspicion that they act as agents of a foreign country, who is trying to take advantage of American generosity.

May 31 19:16

Ken O’Keefe in Canada - on beating the bankers, Israeli brutality, and the 9/11 ‘gift’

O’Keefe told his audiences that we won’t solve our biggest problems until we understand that we have been subjugated by an international financial system that concentrates power in the hands of an ultra-rich and very shadowy elite. And this elite routinely uses war as a tool to increase its power.

“I’ve travelled all over this world, and we are all basically the same,” he said in his first Toronto talk. “We don’t want war. But we have war – all the time. Why? Because the bankers run the world, and war is the best thing for them. Not only does it provide more profits for them but more importantly it divides people. What can divide people more than killing each other?”

“We’re consenting to the destruction of our world,” he said.

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Embedded videos of O'Keefe's Toronto appearance at link.

May 31 11:20

Israel Demands World Internet Censorship

The Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan has unveiled plans to censor the Internet’s worldwide social media platforms with the building of an “international coalition” to counter criticism of Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel proves once again they are the enemy of the First Amendment! On that one point alone they should receive no more of our tax money.

May 31 09:43

ISRAEL FINDS A WAY TO END THE OCCUPATION

78% of Israeli Jews favor extending Israeli sovereignty over Maale Adumim. Land of Israel Lobby to propose annexation bill this summer.

May 31 09:43

TOOSDAY’S TOONS ~~ CEMETERIES AND MEMORIAL DAY

May 31 09:41

Memorial Day USS Liberty Veterans Get-together

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yesterday, survivors of Israel's attack on the USS Liberty got together. Here are some photos.

May 31 07:34

US Dems’ Policy In Favor Of Israel Can Change By Someone ‘With Ethics’

Changing US Democrats’ traditional proclivity for Israel despite all the crimes the regime commits against humanity needs some candidate “with ethics” like Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, says a Washington-based author.

The Democratic candidate, running against pro-Israel Hilary Clinton, recently spoke of an “evenhanded” treatment of Palestinians in the US politics, gripped with a penchant for Tel Aviv.

May 31 07:14

As Israel Moves Rightward, Many Are Annoyed Military Isn’t Going With Them

Yesterday, some 200 former top Israeli military and other security officials issued a policy paper proposing making peace with the Palestinians, including concessions that even the “center-left” political opposition would never dare to articulate.

This is just the latest salvo in a growing war of words between an Israel that is shifting dramatically rightward, and a military that not only isn’t going along for the ride, but increasingly willing, past and present, to dissent from the nationalist line.

May 31 07:05

Unraveling Netanyahu's Sephardic spin

On paper the story seems both simple and innocuous: early last week Netanyahu announced that his brother, Ido, had taken a D.N.A. test, according to which the Netanyahu family can actually trace its roots back to Spain. Thus, Netanyahu implied, Israel finally had its own (at least partially) Sephardic prime minister.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Crap! You mean he is a distant relative?!? :(

May 30 10:09

Christopher Bollyn: How Israel Created the Fiend for the War on Terror

The War on Terror is essentially an Israeli war strategy. It was first promoted on the world stage by Benjamin Netanyahu and Menachem Begin (of the terrorist Likud party) at the Jerusalem Conference hosted by the Netanyahu Institute in July 1979.

According to the War on Terror doctrine advocated by Netanyahu, "Islamic terrorists" attack Israel because it is a Western state with Western values. The West, Netanyahu says, is the real target so the U.S. must lead the West in waging a global War on Terror to destroy Islamic terrorists and the regimes that support them. This is exactly what the United States has done since 9/11, at incredible expense to its own population, leaving a trail of devastated nations in its wake.

The Israeli construct was designed to get the U.S. to destroy the enemies of the Zionist state. The Israelis developed the War on Terror construct and then created the Islamic opponent, al Qaida, to serve as the antithesis – the virulent enemy of the West. The real purpose of al Qaida, and its subsequent iterations like ISIS, is to be a moving target used to destabilize and destroy sovereign countries, like Syria, while sustaining the illusion of an Islamic antithesis, posing a mortal threat to the security of the West. The Zionist-controlled media is the essential element in selling the fraudulent War on Terror to the public.

May 30 09:45

Google wipes Palestine off the map

The only "Palestine" Google knows is a town in Texas

May 30 08:26

Actually, Avigdor Lieberman Is Just What Israel Needs Right Now

Yes, as the inevitable flurry of articles accompanying his appointment are sure to point out, Lieberman once said that Israel could bomb the Aswan dam in the event of war with Egypt and he also said that captured Palestinian terrorists should be “drowned in the Dead Sea.”
Note: Yep, he fits in with Israeli "peace" plans!

May 29 16:57

Rumblings of mounting discontent among Israelis and Palestinians

James Dorsey says the fabric of Israeli and Palestinian societies is being eroded by a conflict to which a solution seems distant and by societies and leaderships incapable and unwilling to listen to a Palestinian youth whose prospects are dim.

May 29 09:46

WEEK’S END TOON ~~ ISRAEL’S NEW TWO STATE SOLUTION

May 29 09:45

BROKEN PROMISES IN THE ‘PROMISED LAND’

The Israeli minister of Environment joined the previous defense minister to
quit the Zionist regime’s government because it is becoming more extreme.
With the addition of bar bouncer colonial settler Avigdor Lieberman (has a
house in an illegal colony here in Bethlehem), the fascist government is
now in good shape to take Israel to the next inevitable stage along. The
same trend-line that Nazi Germany took step-wise in the 1930s. It is no
wonder that so many more people are now drawing parallels between the two
regimes with similar exclusivist ideologies (Nazism and Zionism). Thousands
of Israeli Jews from Israel Shahak to Israeli General and Deputy Chief of
Staff Yair Golan have already made the comparison to the consternation of
the Zionist leadership. Ken |Livingstone's truthful statement taht JHitler
supported Zionism early on is well supported by facts

May 29 08:42

Hezbollah Prepares for Possible Escalation of Conflict With Israel

According to Lebanese daily As-Safir, Hezbollah was placing its rocket arsenal along the northern border with Israel and tracking the movements of the Israeli army.

The newspaper reported that the group was building several "sophisticated" tunnels on the border with Israel following the example of the Palestinian Islamic movement Hamas, which had reportedly built several tunnels between the Gaza Strip and Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel still wants the Litani river!

May 29 08:24

Transgender Israeli Arab Wins Historic Tel Aviv Pageant

A Christian Arab-Israeli ballet dancer won Israel’s first-ever transgender beauty pageant.

May 29 08:15

Jewish leaders express concern over proposed changes to Dem platform on Israel

Bernie Sanders’ appointments of Cornel West and James Zogby as his representatives to the Democratic party’s platform drafting committee are drawing strong condemnation from U.S. Jewish leaders.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You Americans just don't get it. We own you. We OWN you! You are not allowed to have political leaders who are not our willing slaves! What is the matter with you dirty filthy anti-Semites who want Hitler to come back and gas Jewish babies in the ovens!?!" -- Nodding Yahoo

May 28 15:33

Britain’s Prevent strategy: Potential implications for civil liberties

Ruth Tenne views the potential of the UK government’s Prevent strategy – whose purpose is to stop people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism – for snuffing out legitimate activities, such as criticism of Israel and support for the Palestinians.

May 28 08:35

Days After Forming, Israel’s Far-Right Govt May Be Near Collapse

Just days after the establishment of Israel’s new far-right coalition government, reports from the nation’s Channel 10 say that the move may be backfiring, and that the coalition is on the verge of collapse amid infighting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett.

Netanyahu and Bennett had been arguing for awhile, but with the introduction of the new coalition, including far-right Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Bennett has been holding out for an overhaul to the security cabinet, something Netanyahu is rejecting.

This is just one of several problems facing the coalition, as the rightward shift is also alienating relative moderates. With former Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon already having resigned, the coalition has lost another minister today, as Kulanu’s Environment Minister Avi Gabbay left, citing concerns about the “extremist government.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A fresh election; what a true miracle for the Israeli people - and the world - were this to come about!! :-)

However, having watched Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's career over the years, I wouldn't hold my breath on this; he is both wily, and hubristic in the extreme, and I would be willing to bet that he has some scheme for preventing that new election from ever happening.

May 28 08:09

Netanyahu’s government may be near collapse, report says

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government may be on the verge of collapse according to Israel’s Channel 10.

In a report Friday night, the TV station quoted unnamed “party leaders” saying that Netanyahu’s surprise move to bring the right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party into the coalition may be backfiring on him.

May 28 06:38

Under scrutiny from world scientists, Israel will free astrophysicist

Barghouthi, a 54-year-old professor at Al-Quds University, has spent over a month in an Israeli prison without charge or trial, garnering condemnation from scholars around the world.

May 28 06:23

Israel's new ultra-nationalist defense minister alarms Canadian Jews

The appointment this week of Avigdor Lieberman from the far-right Yisrael Beiteinu party to Israel’s Minister of Defense is alarming many Canadian Jews. Hawkish, ultra-nationalist Lieberman is infamous for his belligerent stance on negotiations with Palestinians and saying that Palestinians who do not swear allegiance to Israel "should have their heads chopped off by an ax."

May 27 11:40

Netherlands says calls to boycott Israel allowed under freedom of speech

Calls to boycott Israel are covered by the right to free speech, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders has announced, upholding the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment (BDS) Movement’s right to operate in Netherlands despite Israel’s objections.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Netherlands is looking like a great place to live!

May 27 11:31

Israeli Weapons Flow to Azerbaijan

In early April, as renewed fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region made headlines in Turkey, there was little talk of the crucial role of Israeli weapons in the clashes. Only the daily Hurriyet reported on Azerbaijan’s use of the Israeli Harop armed drone, which generated Armenian protests.

Justice and Development Party (AKP) spokesperson Omer Celik summarized why the issue should be important to the press: “Azerbaijan’s battle is our battle; their martyrs are our martyrs.” Indeed, Azerbaijan consistently scores as Turkey’s closest friend in Turkish public opinion polls, while Israel maintains its status as a serious threat in the same polls.

May 27 09:43

Paedophilia and Tribal Loyalty

The Holocaust Memorial Trust and the BOD have yet to disassociate themselves from Lord Janner and his alleged history of multiple child sex abuse. Seems that tribal loyalty is so firmly entrenched that it far surpasses ethics or compassion.

Now there is yet another case of tribal loyalty that is inconsistent with British values and law. This time a Jewish children’s summer camp is the chosen locale.

The Jewish Chronicle reports today the “owner of a (Jewish) children's summer camp, who is accused of failing to act when naked images of three- and four-year-old girls were found on his business partner's phone, has chosen not to give evidence.”

May 27 09:03

FRIDAY’S TOON ~~ THE GRIM REAPERS

ISRAEL WILL REAP WHAT IT SOWS ….

May 27 07:37

Film Review: ‘Occupation Of The American Mind’ Unravels Israel’s Propaganda War In US

While rage was building against Israel during that summertime bloodbath, in the United States the story was far different. The American people, Waters says, held firm in their support for the bombing of Gaza. The much beloved talking point that “Israel has a right to defend itself,” one that became a kind of religious mantra during that war and those before it, is explored from the very start of the film.

With help from Peter Hart, of Fair Media Watch, Yousef Munayyer, executive director of The U.S. Campaign to End The Israeli Occupation, and others, the film deconstructs the establishment media’s propaganda efforts. Yousef Munayyer argues that when we examine the formula that mainstream media outlets follow we find Israeli spokespeople are over-represented when compared to Palestinian spokespeople by a margin of 3 to 1. So when Israel is discussed, we are inundated with commentary from officials, who propagate in support of Israel’s use of violence.

May 26 15:24

Time To End The ‘Hasbara’: Palestinian Media And The Search For A Common Story

Merely being in the company of hundreds of Palestinian journalists and other
media professionals from all over the world has been an uplifting experience.
For many years, Palestinian media has been on the defensive, unable to articulate
a coherent message, torn between factions and desperately trying to fend off
the Israeli media campaign, along with its falsifications and unending propaganda
or “hasbara”.

May 26 15:11

Israelis Are Tribalistic

A young friend, who writes brilliantly on Kant und Heidegger, sent me a commentary “In Defense of the Tribe,” which had just been posted on NRO .The author of this piece, Brian Stewart, states that human happiness is most fully achieved where some kind of “tribal life is maintained.” Stewart cites a World Happiness Report, 2016 Update, and a book On Homecoming and Belonging, by New York Times journalist Sebastian Junger, both of which indicate that where human beings are integrated into a community they feel physically safe and emotionally content.

May 26 11:03

WATCH AS ISRAEL SELF DESTRUCTS

“The citizens of Israel should be worried about a rightist coalition that will bring Israel to very dangerous places,” said opposition leader Isaac Herzog at an event Wednesday hosted by the Israel Democracy Institute, according to The Times of Israel.

May 26 11:03

COLLATERAL FIRES CONTINUE TO KILL IN GAZA

Deadly candle fires have occurred repeatedly since Israel imposed the siege in 2006. Since 2010, 29 Palestinians, mostly children, have died in home fires.

May 26 07:39

US Worries Over Two-State Solution After Israel Cabinet Reshuffle

The United States voices concern over the fate of the so-called two-state solution in the wake of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s stronger grip to power.

Netanyahu’s ruling coalition was boosted Wednesday after it was joined by Yisrael Beitenu party, headed by extremist Israeli politician Avigdor Lieberman.

May 26 07:16

Likud source: Israeli death penalty for terrorists won’t apply to Jews

The death penalty for murder in a terror act that incoming Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman seeks will only apply to military courts, said a Likud source involved in the talks to bring Lieberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu party into the governing coalition.
Note: No death penalty for Jews!

May 26 07:13

The Israel Lobby’s Dangerous Agenda for the U.S.: Attack Free Speech and Criminalize Resistance

The witness told me that Ros-Lehtinen vowed to destroy the mounting grassroots BDS campaign to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel. To do so, she pledged to weaken the First Amendment. “Free speech is being used in our country to denigrate Israel and we need to actively fight against that,” Ros-Lehtinen declared, according to the source.

May 25 13:22

Religious Zealots Ready For Takeover Of Israeli Army

In a surprise move, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week forced out his long-serving defence minister, Moshe Yaalon. As he stepped down, Yaalon warned: “Extremist and dangerous elements have taken over Israel.”

May 25 09:13

Adelson-Backed Group Surveys Israeli-Americans on Level of Loyalty to Israel, Then Censors Survey

Though the survey is still available online, a comparison of the questions currently asked in English and Hebrew (which are different in each survey) with the accompanying Haaretz screenshot, reveals the more troubling questions have been excised in order to minimize the damage. Here are some of those questions:

May 24 15:48

Off-Duty Israeli Policemen Accused Of Beating Arab Teen, Say ‘Incident Could’ve Been Avoided’

In Tel Aviv, a number of off-duty Israeli police officers have been accused of beating up a 19-year-old Arab supermarket worker - after he refused to identify himself.

May 24 10:45

Religious Extremists Waging a Quiet Revolution in Israel

In a surprise move, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week forced out his long-serving defense minister, Moshe Yaalon. As he stepped down, Mr Yaalon warned: “Extremist and dangerous elements have taken over Israel.”

He was referring partly to his expected successor: Avigdor Lieberman, leader of the far-right Yisrael Beiteinu party, whose trademark outbursts have included demands to bomb Egypt and behead disloyal Palestinian citizens.

But Mr Yaalon was also condemning extremism closer to home, in Mr Netanyahu’s Likud Party. Mr Yaalon is to take a break from politics. With fitting irony, his slot is to be filled on Likud’s backbenches by Yehuda Glick, a settler whose goal to destroy Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa mosque and replace it with a Jewish temple has the potential to set the Middle East on fire.

Israeli commentators pointed out that, with Mr Lieberman’s inclusion, the government will be the most extreme in Israel’s history – again.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This move to the right in Israeli politics should concern anyone who believes that a reasonable peace, negotiated in good faith, between the Palestinians and Israelis, is the only way to avoid more brutal conflict in the region.

The possibilities for peace and social justice for Palestinians are not looking terribly bright right now.

May 24 10:24

Israeli Start-up to Provide DHS With Facial Recognition Tech That Digs Up Character Traits

By Joseph Jankowski

Further and further we go into the beyond-1984 nightmare of big brother technology.

An Israeli start-up claims that its technology can take one look at a person’s face and realize character traits that are undetectable to the human eye...

May 24 10:08

Israeli Weimar: It Can Happen Here

“Please don’t write about Ya’ir Golan!” a friend begged me, “Anything a leftist like you writes will only harm him!”

So I abstained for some weeks. But I can’t keep quiet any longer.

General Ya’ir Golan, the deputy Chief of Staff of the Israeli army, made a speech on Holocaust Memorial Day. Wearing his uniform, he read a prepared, well-considered text that triggered an uproar which has not yet died down.

May 24 08:50

Religious zealots ready for takeover of Israeli army

In a surprise move, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week forced out his long-serving defense minister, Moshe Yaalon. As he stepped down, Yaalon warned: “Extremist and dangerous elements have taken over Israel.”

May 24 08:48

Bibi to Israelis: Stop crying, I lead ops now Ya’alon is gone

With Moshe Ya’alon having abdicated the post of Israeli minister of military affairs, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls on Israelis to stop “crying and moaning," saying he can “lead the operations” himself.

May 24 08:48

Prominent British professor turns down Israeli prize

The British Committee for the Universities of Palestine described Hall’s decision as “a significant endorsement of the campaign to end ties with Israeli institutions.”

Hall’s share of the million dollar prize will now be given to three economists involved in the fight against poverty, three nano-science researchers, and two historians of social history.

May 24 08:44

Israel: Assad must go

It's time for Israel to take a stand on the war in Syria: Moral and strategic concerns dictate that we must oppose Assad and work to push him out of power.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Moral?!?"

May 24 08:39

Israeli Weimar: It Can Happen Here

The main sentence was: “If there is something that frightens me about the memories of the Holocaust, it is the knowledge of the awful processes which happened in Europe in general, and in Germany in particular, 70, 80, 90 years ago, and finding traces of them here in our midst, today, in 2016.”

All hell broke loose. What!!! Traces of Nazism in Israel? A resemblance between what the Nazis did to us with what we are doing to the Palestinians?

May 24 08:39

The Unraveling of Zionism?

Ideological movements, be they religious or secular, are demanding and Procrustean movements. By ideological movements I mean those that demand of their adherents resolute belief in some “deep set of truths” posited by a deity, by supposed immutable historical laws, or by some other equally unchallengeable source. Their followers, once initiated, or even just born into the fold, are expected to stay there and, as the saying goes, “keep the faith.”

However, in cultural, political and religious terms there are no eternal deep truths. History has an abrasive quality that erodes our beliefs in this god and that law. Though the process might take a longer or shorter time to manifest itself, yesterday’s faith will at some point start to ring less true. At some point followers start to fall away.

May 24 08:35

ISRAEL WILL REAP WHAT IT SOWS ….

Is Sharp Turn to Right Planting ‘Seeds of Fascism’ in Israel?

May 23 17:20

Top Secret, A CIA controlled Zone !

Now everything is under the CIA control. There is no need for “government”, “ministers”, a “prime minister” nor even a janitor in our “ministries”. Anything you want just ask the janitor in the CIA offices in Jerusalem and he will do the job.

May 23 15:27

‘Free Abu Sakha!’ Israel Jails W/O Trial Palestinian Clown Who Worked With Disabled Kids

A clown from the West Bank’s Palestinian Circus School has been held without trial by Israel for over five months

May 23 14:15

Religious zealots ready for takeover of Israeli army

Jonathan Cook says the takeover of Israel’s security establishment by religious extremists means no hope of a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – unless it is preceded by a civil war between Israel’s secular and its religious Jews.

May 23 11:12

Clinton campaign is ‘nervous’ Sanders will push ‘divisive’ battle over Democratic platform on Israel

Remember Hillary Clinton’s hard-right Israel positions stated again and again, including at AIPAC in March: She will invite Netanyahu to the White House in the first month; she will take Israel relationship to “the next level,” whatever that is; she will fight the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement hammer and tongs and working with Republicans to do so; and she said that Donald Trump has “no business being president,” because he has pledged neutrality on the Israel Palestine question, and an American president must never be neutral on Israel.

Then Bernie Sanders pulled the rug out from under her in that “contentious” April 14 debate in NY, saying that Netanyahu is not always right and that Israel used disproportionate force against Gaza in 2014, when it killed 500 children, and the audience cheered. They cheered because this is the Democratic base’s position, fairness toward Palestinians.

We’ve said again and again here that Israel can divide the Democrats, grassroots versus establishment, and it should divide the Democrats, it’s that important an issue.

May 23 10:49

Meet The New Face Of Israel's Growing Military Refuser Movement

Conscientious objectors from the Israeli military, or “refusers,” are a small but growing group within an increasingly right-wing and militarized society. Last month, several young refusers visited 12 U.S. cities as part of a speaking tour sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee and the Refuser Solidarity Network.

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