Apr 09 09:51

Calling on world conscience

Much has already been written and said about the bloody events of the first Great March of Return protest on 30 March.

Some of it will be forgotten in the bloodshed of the second march, on 6 April, which predictably saw Israel respond in the same brutal manner to popular unarmed demonstrations that it simply won’t countenance.

Indeed, the date of the first protest coincided with the commemoration of Land Day, when Palestinians protesting land confiscation inside Israel in 1976 were also subjected to lethal crowd control tactics and six unarmed demonstrators were shot and killed.

On 30 March 2018 the result was even more bloody. Fourteen protesters died on the day, and others succumbed to their injuries over the following week, bringing the total fatalities to 17.

Human Rights Watch found no evidence of any credible threat to Israeli soldiers, operating under a shoot-to-kill policy, posed by demonstrators.

Apr 09 09:50

Battered but triumphant

Two years after being purged from the Labour Party over spurious anti-Semitism allegations and a successful run of performances in the UK, Jackie Walker is touring Europe with her one-woman show.

The Lynching of Jackie Walker, an autobiographical piece, was borne out of a political crisis in Britain’s Labour Party. Following the election of Jeremy Corbyn, an outspoken critic of Israel, as party leader, accusations of anti-Semitism within the party’s left have been on the rise.

Former vice-chair of Momentum, the left-wing group formed to support Corbyn, Walker – who is of Jamaican and Jewish descent – was an early target.

Apr 09 09:50

Nasrallah: US offered money for ending resistance to Israel

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah says the United States under President George W Bush offered his group reconciliation and money on the condition the Lebanese movement relinquish its resistance to Israel.

In a televised speech on Sunday, Nasrallah said the offer, made by former Vice President Dick Cheney, also included removing the group from international terror watch lists and funding to help rebuild southern Lebanon.

He added that the offer was made through George Nader, a controversy-stricken US businessman of Lebanese origin.

"We thought he was a Lebanese journalist, but he turned out to be an American citizen with a message from Dick Cheney", Nasrallah said.

Apr 09 09:31

Video shows Israeli interrogators attempting to coerce confession from Ahed Tamimi

The family of Ahed Tamimi, the 17-year-old Palestinian activist who was imprisoned in December for slapping and kicking an Israeli soldier, released footage of the teenager’s interrogation during a press conference in Ramallah today.

The released footage dates back to December 26, seven days after the teen was arrested by armed Israeli forces in the middle of the night from her home in Nabi Saleh.

Bassem Tamimi, Ahed’s father, told journalists that the family was able to obtain only two hours of the interrogation footage, adding that during the first 10 days of her detainment, Ahed was continuously interrogated, sometimes for 12 hours at a time.

“In the first 10 days of her interrogation, Ahed was subject to various tactics and strategies that violate international and humanitarian laws,” Bassem said.

Apr 09 09:17

Israelis Gather by Gaza Border to Watch and Cheer as Military Uses Live Fire Against Palestinians

A disturbing image of young Israelis sitting by the Gaza border, cheering and watching as bombs fall on Palestinians just a few miles away has evoked widespread condemnation as it circulated on social media.

In the photo, shared by Nir Dvori a reporter at Israeli Channel 2 television news on Friday, seven young Israeli adults are seen smiling and waving at the cameras as they sit on an observation tower in Nahal Oz, outside the fenced-off Gaza strip.

Many likened the scene to an “outdoor cinema,” calling it disgusting and barbaric to watch as the Israeli military uses live fire and excessive force against Palestinian protesters.

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So much for the claim that the Israeli people live in fear of the Palestinians trapped in the Gaza Gulag!

Apr 09 08:59


Gaza continues to bleed. 4 Palestinian civilians killed and 250 injured by Israeli snipers today in Gaza. The bloodshed continues, unheeded by most of the world.

Reciting the names of Palestinians who premeditatedly killed by professional Israeli occupation snappers was indescribably challenging experience.
29 lives taken. 29 families destroyed. 29 mothers, will never see the faces of their sons again. Wives will never be embraced by their husband again. Sons, daughters and siblings will no longer get to play around with their loved ones.
29 people. They all had names and lives, just like you and me.

Apr 09 08:30

Jews must ditch Zionism, now

When Israeli soldiers shoot, maim and kill unarmed Palestinian protestors living under Israeli siege in Gaza – where has Zionism taken us?

When a nation descended from refugees turns it back on African asylum seekers because they will dilute the Jewish purity of the State – what moral integrity does Zionism have?

When the President of the Board of Deputies in Britain describes a left-wing religious Jewish group as “a source of virulent antisemitism” because they openly criticise Israel – what madness has Zionism created?

As Israel turns 70 later this month, Zionism, the political ideology that propelled the Jewish State into existence, is showing all of its failings and exposing the destructive force it’s always been for Palestinians and, indeed, for Jews.

For everyone’s sake, it’s high time we ditched it.

Apr 09 08:29

CONFIRMED: Iranians Murdered By Israeli Airstrikes On Syria

It has been confirmed that Iranians have been murdered and injured by Israel’s overnight airstrike on Syria’s T-4 military airbase in eastern Syria.

A total of two Iranian soldiers and another seven were injured by the three missiles that were not intercepted and launched by Israeli warplanes from Lebanese airspace, the Russian Federal News Agency reported.

Apr 09 08:18

Russia accuses Israel of launching overnight airstrike on Syrian airbase

Hours after US denies attacking T-4 airbase near Homs—despite Trump's warning of a 'big price' to be paid by Assad for chemical weapons attack on civilians—Moscow fingers Jerusalem as the culprit behind launching of 8 missiles, says Syrian air defenses shot down five.

Apr 09 08:16

Israeli Spy Jet Seen Over Syrian Airbase Struck by Missiles - Reports

The Israeli government has refused to respond to reports of a missile strike on a Syrian airbase in Homs province, which it had earlier bombed in February.

According to the pan-Arab TV channel Al-Mayadeen, an Israeli surveillance plane was spotted over the base in Homs at the moment of the rocket strike.

“An Israeli reconnaissance plane was overflying the T-4 airbase in Homs struck by missiles,” the broadcaster reported, citing sources.

It has also reported that the missiles were coming from the Mediterranean Sea through Lebanon. At the same time, Israel, which bombed the same base in February, has abstained from commenting on the incident.

Apr 09 08:15

Syrian state media says Israel struck air base

Syrian state media, citing a military source, said Monday that Israeli F-15 war planes had conducted the overnight missile attack on a major air base in central Syria.

"The Israeli aggression on the T4 airport was carried out with F-15 planes that fired several missiles from above Lebanese land," state news agency SANA said.

Apr 09 08:15

Syria, Russia accuse Israel over air strike, deny chemical attack

Syria and its main ally Russia blamed Israel for carrying out an attack on a Syrian air base near Homs on Monday which followed reports of a poison gas attack by President Bashar al-Assad's forces on a rebel-held town.

Israel, which has struck Syrian army locations many times in the course of its neighbour's seven-year-old civil war, has neither confirmed nor denied mounting the raid.

But Israeli officials said the Tiyas, or T-4, air base was being used by troops from Iran and that Israel would not accept such a presence in Syria by its arch foe.

The strike took place after a suspected chemical weapons attack on the rebel-held town of Douma which, according to one Syrian aid organisation, killed at least 60 people.

U.S. President Donald Trump warned of a "big price to pay" after the initial reports of the poison gas attack, although the Syrian government and its main ally Russia have denied involvement.

Apr 09 08:12

Gideon Levy Nothing Makes Sense Here: A Journey Along the Fences and Barbed Wire Suffocating the Gaza Strip

On one side there are watchtowers and workers building an anti-terror barrier. On the other, a small tent city of Palestinian protesters

Apr 09 08:11

John Bolton: A Drum Major for Regime Change Gains Inside Influence

"To describe John Bolton as a 'hawk' or 'hard-liner' is to praise him with faint damnation. Bolton is an ideologue of rare pedigree even for a George W. Bush vintage neoconservative."

Apr 09 07:53

Digital occupation: What's behind Israel's social media in Arabic

Adraee's Twitter and Facebook pages are among several mushrooming social media accounts in Arabic by Israeli military and government officials that target Arab citizens.

According to Fidaa Zaanin, an outspoken Palestinian critic of these accounts, they have one unified objective, which is to penetrate the ranks of Arabic-speaking world.

"By conversing with them in their mother tongue, these Israeli officials are opening communication channels, and disseminate lies and propaganda with the aim to normalise the Israeli occupation and to whitewash the image of the Zionist entity," Zaanin, who is from Gaza but now lives in Berlin, told Al Jazeera.

Apr 09 06:47

'No comment’: Israeli military silent on Syrian airbase attack

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) repeatedly refused to comment on a Russian Defense Ministry statement that accused Israel of targeting a Syrian airbase in Homs province on Sunday night.
Asked about a report by the Russian Defense Ministry, in which it said Israel had carried out a missile attack on Syria’s T-4 airfield in Homs province, Jonathan Conricus, an IDF press officer, said that the Israeli military “are aware of the statement” but “we have no comment [on it].”

Apr 09 06:39

2 Israeli warplanes carried out strikes on Syrian airbase – Russian MoD

Two Israeli F-15 fighters targeted Syria’s T-4 airbase in Homs province, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday. The jets fired eight guided missiles, but five of them were shot down before they hit the airfield.
In a statement on Monday, the Russian military said: “Two Israeli Air Force F-15 jets fired eight guided missiles at the T-4 airfield.” The Israeli aircraft did not enter Syrian airspace and launched the strikes while flying over Lebanon.

Apr 09 06:24

Forget about Gaza, bomb Assad! Israeli hawks urge US to strike Syria over Douma ‘chem attack’

Israeli officials have called on the US to attack the Syrian Army, following what they called a “shocking attack” in Douma. Israel’s own crackdown on Gaza protesters was “self-defense” and not worthy of attention, they said.

Washington must launch a strike against Damascus in response to the alleged chemical attack in the city of Douma, the Israeli Strategic Affairs and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan told the Army Radio on Sunday, commenting on the reports coming from anti-government groups in Syria. Erdan also said he personally hopes that the US would take military action against the Syrian government, which he blamed for the attack, the Jerusalem Post reports. The minister added that the Douma incident shows the “need” for a US troop buildup in Syria.

Apr 09 05:38

Palestinian journalist killed in Gaza during Israeli border clashes

Yasser Murtaja died from a gunshot wound he sustained while filming Friday in an area engulfed in thick black smoke from protesters setting tires on fire. Israeli troops opened fire from across the border, killing at least nine Palestinians and wounding 491 others in the second mass border protest in eight days. The deaths brought to at least 31 the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire since last week. The border area appeared calm Saturday.

Witnesses said Murtaja was over 100 meters (yards) from the border, wearing a flak jacket marked “press” and holding his camera when he was shot in an exposed area just below the armpit.

Apr 09 05:19

Prince Charles' Letter From 1986 Blamed Jews for Unrest in Middle East

A letter penned by Prince Charles in 1986 blamed the "influx of foreign Jews" for tension in the Middle East, and asked the U.S. president to stand up to the "Jewish lobby," reported the Daily Mail. Prince Charles has come under fire for the letter, with some calling the usage of the phrase "Jewish lobby" anti-Semitic ... The letter's text reads, "I now appreciate that Arabs and Jews were all a Semitic people originally and it is the influx of foreign, European Jews (especially from Poland, they say) which has helped to cause great problems. I know there are so many complex issues, but how can there ever be an end to terrorism unless the causes are eliminated? Surely some U.S. president has to have the courage to stand up and take on the Jewish lobby in U.S.? I must be naive, I suppose!"

Apr 09 05:05

Boycotting Israel Is the Right Thing to Do

The British government's subservience to Jewish and Israeli interests is nearly as enthusiastic as in the United States, though it is driven by the same sorts of things - Jewish money and Jewish power, particularly in the media ... Characteristically, no one in the U.S. mainstream media, which is generally supportive of Bibi's complaints, is noting that the proposed Polish legislation is not too dissimilar to any number of existing anti-free speech laws criminalizing holocaust denial in Europe or criticism of Israel in the United States. Nor is it different than some laws in Israel, including the criminalization of anyone who speaks or writes in support of BDS. As usual, there is one standard for Jewish issues and Israelis and a quite different standard for everyone else.

Apr 08 20:36

After Gaza Massacre, Israeli Leaders Should Be Prosecuted for War Crimes


Apr 08 18:53

Suspected US airstrike targets Syria military airport in Homs province

Who flies in over Lebanon to bomb Syria and would want to poor petrol on the fire?

suspected US missile attack has targeted the T-4 military airport in Syria's Homs province, says Syrian state media.

According to Syria's official SANA news agency, Syrian air defenses responded to a "missile attack" early on Monday morning, and shot down eight missiles.
Several people were reportedly wounded in the attack on the airbase which is located in the countryside of the western city of Homs.
The projectiles reportedly flew over the Lebanese airspace before their target.

Following the Syrian report, several US officials denied the US' involvement in the incident.

Apr 08 17:39

No Innocent People’ in Gaza Says Israel Defense Minister as Killings Continue

Remarking on the deaths of unarmed demonstrators, including one journalist, Lieberman said: "There are no innocent people in the Gaza Strip," according to Israel's state-owned public radio network.

"Everyone's connected to Hamas, everyone gets a salary from Hamas, and all the activists trying to challenge us and breach the border are Hamas military wing activists," he declared, cited by Arab

Apr 08 16:21

Over 1,000 Palestinians injured in deadly Gaza border protests

Some good footage from Gaza. A week before the first protest it was reported 100 Israeli snipers were positioned on the border of Gaza. The first slaughter was +1700 wounded and only 18 dead. This latest slaughter is 250 wounded and 6 dead. They know that the Presstitutes will only report the dead, hiding the true carnage.

Whats not being reported is that Israel has a 3 km wide exclusion zone inside the Gaza concentration camp. People are being slaughtered for being inside that zone. Since the gates of the Gaza camp were locked people such as farmers trying to work the land to provide food for their children have been killed. The reason there is no vegetation on this exclusion zone is because Israel regular aerial sprays toxic chemicals rendering the land useless for food production. If fisherman venture more than 3 Km out to see the are murdered.

Apr 08 15:45

JPost: 'Israeli Officials: U.S. Must Strike in Syria'

The average American may not want the US to go to war with Syria based off fake news about an alleged chemical attack, but Israeli government officials on all sides sure as hell do.

They're demanding the US strike Syria immediately and telling their own citizens they're next on Assad's gassing list if America doesn't act.

Apr 08 11:52

Flashback: Syria deal shines light on suspected Israeli chemical weapons program

The U.S.-Russian plan to dismantle Syria's chemical weapons is drawing attention to Israel's own suspected chemical stockpile and could raise pressure on the Jewish state to come clean about its capabilities.

Israel signed the landmark international treaty banning the production or use of chemical weapons two decades ago, but it is among a handful of nations that have never ratified the deal. While foreign experts widely believe that Israel likely possesses a stockpile of chemical and biological weapons, Israeli officials refuse to confirm or deny the existence of any such arsenal.

Apr 08 11:49

Flashback: Does Israel Have Chemical Weapons Too?

Reports have circulated in arms control circles for almost 20 years that Israel secretly manufactured a stockpile of chemical and biological weapons to complement its nuclear arsenal. Much of the attention has been focused on the research and development work being conducted at the Israeli government’s secretive Israel Institute for Biological Research at Ness Ziona, located 20 kilometers south of Tel Aviv.

But little, if any, hard evidence has ever been published to indicate that Israel possesses a stockpile of chemical or biological weapons. This secret 1983 CIA intelligence estimate may be the strongest indication yet.

According to the document, American spy satellites uncovered in 1982 "a probable CW [chemical weapon] nerve agent production facility and a storage facility… at the Dimona Sensitive Storage Area in the Negev Desert. Other CW production is believed to exist within a well-developed Israeli chemical industry."

Apr 08 09:00

Jeremy “Jesus-Christ” Corbyn and Britain’s Zionist lobby

"Recently we learned that Jeremy Corbyn has yet again upset “the Jews”, and by “the Jews” I mean a few loud, obnoxious voices who claim to “represent the Jews”. Since he is a well meaning guy, Corbyn accepted an invitation to celebrate the Jewish Passover dinner with Jewdas who are apparently the “wrong” Jews, according to the Zionist lobby.

"The Board of Deputies of British Jews (BDBJ) and the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism (CAA) are beside themselves. During a phone-in to LBC Radio BDBJ’s President Jonathan Arkush stated that Jeremy Corbyn has “reached the tipping point”. The BDBJ had made it clear to Corbyn that he should stop giving any credence to Jewish “ultra-fringe” groups...">>

Apr 08 08:35

1000s join rallies in UK, Canada, Australia to slam Israel atrocities on Palestine

Thousands of people have taken part in a massive rally in Britain’s capital London to express solidarity with Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip and condemn persisting atrocities by the Israeli regime in the occupied territories as well as UK’s inaction toward such violence.

The protesters gathered Saturday outside of British prime minister’s residence on Downing Street and also voiced their anger at UK’s silence versus the abuses being inflicted on Palestinians by the Israeli forces as the country’s Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn slammed Western inaction over the regime’s killing of over 30 Palestinians during anti-occupation protests in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Apr 08 08:31

The bare facts about the Gaza demonstrators are correct, but the rest of the story is missing

Media coverage of Israel's massacre of Palestinian protesters during the first weekend of multiweek demonstrations in Gaza offered textbook examples of how syntax and word choice shape, and even distort, representations of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Even if the facts are accurately stated, the ways in which sentences are constructed, and the extent to which details are contextualized, can subtly lead readers astray.

Consider for instance the enormous consequence of choosing passive rather than active language to convey what happened. "At least 15 Palestinians die as Israel responds to protest," wrote the Guardian in one early headline. "15 dead in Gaza demonstrations" read the front page of this newspaper, and the New York Times led with a similar formulation: "Confrontations at Gaza Fence Leave 15 Dead."

Apr 08 08:13

Time for peaceful resistance, says Gaza's new movement

Sipping mint lemonade while looking out at the Mediterranean, the man credited with instigating a demonstration movement that has rocked Gaza is at odds with the image of the protests that has been put forward by Israel.

Israel has described the recent demonstrations on the Gaza frontier as “riots” and a ploy to “camouflage terror attacks” led by Hamas, a militant group founded on the idea that Israel has no right to exist.

Yet Ahmad Abu Artema, who claims no Hamas affiliation, holds an ideology more often attributed to that of Israel’s president: he says he wants to see Palestinians and Israelis living in one country as equal citizens.

“If you want my personal opinion, I don’t believe in liberation [of land in Israel]. I believe in ending the apartheid system in Israel like the end of the apartheid system in South Africa, and we live all in one democratic state,” Artema said in an interview in Gaza City. “I want to live with Israelis.”

Apr 08 08:13

He was wearing a vest marked ‘PRESS.’ He was shot dead covering a protest in Gaza. 

Yaser Murtaja had often filmed from the sky, but he never lived to fulfill his dream of flying on an airplane through the clouds.

The young journalist shot drone images and video for Ain Media, a small Gaza-based news agency he started five years ago. Just two weeks ago, he posted an aerial photo of Gaza City’s port on Facebook. “I wish that the day would come to take this shot when I’m in the air and not on the ground,” he wrote. “My name is Yaser Murtaja. I’m 30 years old. I live in Gaza City. I’ve never traveled!”

It was one of his last posts.

Murtaja, who was married and had a 2-year-old son, died Saturday after being shot the day before while covering protests at the edge of the Gaza Strip.

Apr 08 08:12

Israel Has Faced Little Criticism Over Palestinian Deaths

Thousands of protesters returned to the border this Friday, burning great heaps of tyres to produce a black smokescreen which they hoped would hide them from Israeli snipers. Gaza’s health ministry has said that five people were killed and 1,070 people were wounded on Friday, including 293 by live fire.

The demonstrators know what to expect. A video from the first day of the march shows a protester being shot in the back by an Israeli sniper as he walks away from the fence separating Gaza from Israel. In other footage, Palestinians are killed or wounded as they pray, walk empty-handed towards the border fence, or simply hold up a Palestinian flag. All who get within 300 yards are labelled “instigators” by the Israeli army, whose soldiers have orders to shoot them.

Apr 08 08:10

U.N. calls on Israel to rein in security forces at Gaza border

The United Nations human rights office urged Israel on Friday to ensure that its security forces do not use excessive force against Palestinian protesters at the Gaza-Israel border.

Firearms should only be used as a last resort, and unjustified recourse to their use may amount to wilful killing of civilians, a breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention, U.N. human rights spokeswoman Elizabeth Throssell told a briefing.

Apr 08 08:08

Israeli snipers shoot 6 Palestinian journalists, killing one–making international headlines

On the second Friday of the Gaza protests yesterday, Israeli snipers shot nearly 500 Palestinians at the Gaza border, killing nine (per AP), and bringing the death total in two Fridays to 31. The international headlines feature the shootings of six Palestinian journalists, including one who was killed, 30-year-old Yasser Murtaja, even though he wore a flak jacket clearly marked PRESS.

Apr 08 08:07

‘NY Times’ bias about Israel’s massacre in Gaza just won’t go away

At first glance, today’s New York Times article on Israel’s massacre in Gaza looks like an improvement from its first efforts at whitewash. The piece actually reports that the respected Israeli human rights organization, B’Tselem, has taken out newspaper ads asking Israeli soldiers to disobey future orders to shoot at the Gazan demonstrators.

But on closer inspection, the article turns out to be just as biased as the Times’s previous reports. It reads more like a theoretical discussion about when lethal force is justified, instead of a genuine effort to find out what actually happened on March 30 inside the Gazan border.

First, the Times does give the Gazan death toll, which is now up to 19 after four more of the injured died. But it nowhere reports the number of Palestinians who were injured by Israeli live ammunition, which ranges somewhere from 700 on up to 1000. Surely an honest report on the use of force should have included such a figure.

Apr 08 08:06

Philadelphians to Philly Orchestra: Cancel your trip to Israel

Over 100 musicians, artists, scholars, union members and activists, as well as 33 social justice organizations, have called on the Philadelphia Orchestra to cancel its planned June tour in Israel. In a March 21 letter, they explained that the orchestra’s trip is part of “the Israeli government’s Brand Israel propaganda strategy,” and called on the orchestra “not to lend your good name to covering up Israel’s oppression of Palestinians.”

Apr 08 08:05

Young Jews protest Reform leadership’s silence over Passover massacre

Outside the New York office of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) on April 4, the anti-occupation network If Not Now called out the Jewish “liberal” establishment’s resounding silence regarding the murder of seventeen Palestinian young men by Israeli snipers less than a week ago.

Roughly seventy five members of If Not Now and a smattering of non-members and supporters marched across Lexington Avenue to 633 Third Ave, the location of URJ’s office.

The killings occurred just as Passover was beginning last Friday. Gabriel Briel Lehrman, an If Not Now New York spokesperson explained what he saw as an explicit connection with Passover.

Apr 08 08:05

'Free Gaza': London protesters denounce killings of Palestinians

Demonstrators protest against Britain's complicity in Israel's 'apartheid' after 31 Palestinians are shot dead in Gaza.

Apr 08 08:03

Israel continues Lebanon border wall construction: UNIFIL

Israeli forces Sunday morning worked on construction of a widely criticized border wall, a UNIFIL spokesman told The Daily Star, in a move that was strongly condemned by Defense Minister Yaacoub Sarraf.

Apr 08 08:02

ADL Applauds Google and YouTube in Expanding Initiative to Fight Online Hate

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today welcomed progress announced by Google and YouTube in blocking and removing extremist content on YouTube. Google recently started using machine learning technology, which has allowed it to remove more than 75 percent of violent extremism videos during the past month.

ADL is a select contributing member of YouTube’s Trusted Flagger program, created in 2012 to enable organizations to notify the platform of content that violates their community guidelines. Google is a longstanding member of ADL’s Silicon Valley Anti-Cyberhate Working Group.

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Apr 08 07:55

Trump Slams Putin, Iran for Backing "Animal Assad" Amid Chemical Attack Claims

One of President Donald Trump's top homeland security advisers has said that the US will not rule out launching a missile attack in response to news reports about a chemical attack on a rebel-held town in Eastern Ghouta, Syria.

"If President Obama had crossed his stated Red Line In The Sand, the Syrian disaster would have ended long ago! Animal Assad would have been history!" Donald Trump wrote on Twitter.

Apr 08 07:40

Irish students, teachers vote for solidarity with Palestine

Condemning Israel’s “brutal” military occupation and grave human rights abuses, the Union of Students in Ireland voted to join the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign for Palestinian rights.

The union, which represents approximately 374,000 students in higher education across the country, resolved to boycott Israeli institutions which are “complicit in normalizing, providing intellectual cover for and supporting settler-colonialism” and to lobby Irish universities to divest from companies that profit from Israel’s rights violations.

It also affirmed the right of return for Palestinian refugees expelled by Israel and declared that the BDS campaign “is a strategy for effective solidarity, not a dogma or ideology and certainly not an attack upon Jewish communities or individuals.”

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Apr 08 07:39

Calling on world conscience

Much has already been written and said about the bloody events of the first Great March of Return protest on 30 March.

Some of it will be forgotten in the bloodshed of the second march, on 6 April, which predictably saw Israel respond in the same brutal manner to popular unarmed demonstrations that it simply won’t countenance.

Indeed, the date of the first protest coincided with the commemoration of Land Day, when Palestinians protesting land confiscation inside Israel in 1976 were also subjected to lethal crowd control tactics and six unarmed demonstrators were shot and killed.

On 30 March 2018 the result was even more bloody. Fourteen protesters died on the day, and others succumbed to their injuries over the following week, bringing the total fatalities to 17.

Human Rights Watch found no evidence of any credible threat to Israeli soldiers, operating under a shoot-to-kill policy, posed by demonstrators.

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"Pay no attention to Palestine. Pay attention to Syria! The eeeeeevil Assad just gassed his own people!! You should pay attention to that!!!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Apr 08 07:36

Gaza: The Open-Air Prison Seethes

This demographic fact underlies the oft-cited trilemma in which it is impossible for Israel to be Jewish, to be democratic, and to be in control of all the land from the Mediterranean to the Jordan. Israel can be any two of those things, but it has to ditch one of the three. The current right-wing Israeli government clearly has decided to ditch democracy, although the painful truth of the trilemma and of the implications of embracing apartheid rather than equal political rights for all weighs heavily on the thoughts of many other Israelis.

Apr 08 07:33

Gaza violence is latest salvo in war of narratives

More than 30 Palestinians were killed and hundreds more wounded by Israeli fire in mass protests on Friday and the previous week.
Note: 30 dead thousands wounded and this is a war of narratives. This is an excellent example of pro Israel bias and lying.

Apr 08 07:22

Moscow Warns Against Foreign Attack in Syrian Areas Where Russian Troops Located

Trump has already threatened Vladimir Putin personally. Madness!

"Hoaxes on attacks using chlorine or other poisonous substances by Syrian government forces are continuing to emerge. Another such hoax that has supposedly taken place is the alleged chemical attack in Douma yesterday. At the same time, references have been made to the notorious NGO "White Helmets," which has been repeatedly caught acting with terrorists, as well as other so-called humanitarian organizations based in the United Kingdom and the United States," the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry went on to say that it had repeatedly warned about possible provocations involving the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Their major aim is to accuse Syrian government forces of chemical weapons use and justify possible military intervention in Syria from abroad, according to the ministry's statement.

Apr 08 07:08

Trump threatens "Animal Assad," Putin over alleged chemical attack in Syria

You all ready for WW3. Israeli loving neocon stooge!

Last Updated Apr 8, 2018 9:58 AM EDT

President Trump has responded to reports of a suspected chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma, blaming Syrian President Bashar Assad and his international allies for the apparent attack that left dozens dead and hundreds injured. In some of his most critical comments directed at Russian President Vladimir Putin to date, Mr. Trump threatened that there's a "big price ... to pay" for those backing the Assad regime.

Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world. President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price...

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 8, 2018

Apr 07 13:18

Gilad Atzmon Needs Your Support!

I am being sued for libel in the High Court in England by Campaign Against Antisemitsm’s chairman Gideon Falter. I have made the decision to fight this crucial battle for freedom of expression even though this fight poses a real risk of bankrupting me and my family. I choose to fight their suit because I believe that the CAA and its chairman and its use of libel laws pose a danger to freedom of speech and the future of this country as an open society. Enough is enough! I am going to need some four figure donations to find the ludicrous amount required. But every single penny mounts up and please do give something. If you support the right to point at the truth without being labeled ant-Semitic – this lawsuit is the battle ground, my fight is your fight. I appreciate any help you can give.

Apr 07 09:20

Israeli Forces Kill More Gaza Protesters at Friday Demonstrations

A week after Gaza’s Land Day protests, tens of thousands of demonstrators showed up at the Gaza border for the “day of tires,” where protesters burned tires near the border fence. As with the previous week, Israeli forces positioned and the border opened fire on protesters, killing several.

As with last week’s attack, the death toll is still being sorted out as of the evening, but at least 10 were reported killed, including two teenagers, and around 1,000 Palestinians were wounded.

Apr 07 09:20

Israeli forces kill Palestinian protester in Gaza with missile fired from armed drone

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Thursday, that Israeli soldiers killed one Palestinian with a missile fired from an armed drone, late on Wednesday at night, while another Palestinian died from wounds he suffered last Friday, in the Gaza Strip. The sources said that an armed Israeli military drone fired a missile at Palestinian protesters near Erez Crossing, in the eastern part of the Gaza Strip, killing one of them, and wounding several others. Palestinian medics were unable to enter the area due to Israeli army fire, and severe military restrictions on border areas, and were only able to retrieve his body in the morning.

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Apr 07 09:18

‘I came today to tell the Israeli sniper we are not afraid of him’: the Great March of Return continues in Gaza

Despite the fact Yousef Abu Eida, 26, was shot in the leg last Friday during the Great March of Return in Abu Safia, he was back today using crutches and a metal brace.

Abu Eida, who studies law in al-Azahar University, said: “I came today despite the pain and weight of the device that breaks into my bones, to send two messages, the first is that I will not give up the right of my return to my occupied town ‘Ashdod’ and another message to the Israeli sniper that we are not afraid of him.”

What distinguished the second Friday of the Great March of Return was the extent to which protests got close from the border fence; they were much closer than last Friday. It was the smoke from the burning tires that helped the protesters.

Apr 07 09:17

Israeli army kills seven Palestinians, wounds 1,000 at Gaza rally

Israeli forces have shot dead seven Palestinians and wounded more than 1,000 as tens of thousands participated in a mass demonstration demanding the right of return for Palestinian refugees.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported on Friday that 293 people were injured by live ammunition after Israeli forces fired on protesters who had gathered near the Israeli border in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Hundreds of protesters suffered other injuries, including tear gas inhalation.

Apr 07 09:17

CBC Influenced by Zionist Lobby

You state that you “are independent of all lobbies and of all political and economic influence.” This might be true regarding the government that pays for your operations and wages but we regret to say it is definitely NOT true with the pro-Israeli lobby. Once again you were influenced by their lobbying and succumbed to their dictates, propaganda and falsehoods, even in regards to the use of specific language.

Apr 07 09:15

Israel acting above law due to US support: Pundit

An academic says Israel is acting “above the law” because it enjoys the support of the United States, adding that Washington’s behavior has emboldened the Israelis to kill more Palestinians.

“It is no secret that the US government is the most supportive government of Israeli atrocities and the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people. The US has vetoed tens of United Nations Security Council resolutions to put an end to the Israeli occupation, and also to condemn Israeli settlement expansion in the Palestinian territories and lately to stop Israeli atrocities against the Palestinian people,” Mukhaimer Abu Saada, a lecturer at Al-Azhar University, told Press TV in an interview on Saturday.

“I believe it is about time that the UN community take responsibility, take action against those Israeli atrocities against the Palestinian people and against the non-violent resistance in Gaza,” he added.

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I guess we will be treated to another flood of TV shows about Hitler and the Holocaust this week! :)

Apr 07 09:14

The Gaza Prison Uprising Continues: “The Friday of Tires,” another sign of determination by Palestinians

Crowds of young men went to the border area, setting tires on fire to create a smokescreen to obstruct the vision of Israeli snipers. They were met with gunfire and tear gas as they hurled stones at the heavily armed Israeli soldiers backed up by tanks and warplanes. Israel, which controls all of Gaza’s border crossings, airspace and waters, imposed a ban on the entry of tires, and Israeli forces brought huge fans and massive water cannons to extinguish the fires…

Apr 07 07:30

Great Return March

Apr 07 07:27

Israel Just Lost American Jews

It finally happened. In the last day or so, major mainstream voices condemned Israel’s shootings of unarmed Palestinian protesters on March 30, in which 17 were killed.

Chris Hayes did it on MSNBC last night. “A frankly unconscionable use of force.” Ayman Mohyeldin of MSNBC called out the racism in the media’s indifference to the killings. David Rothkopf of the Carnegie Endowment questioned Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state. The New York Times, Washington Post and J Street all criticized the murders (albeit with equivocations), while on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer show, Cornel West said Martin Luther King Jr would have spoken out against Israel’s “massacre” in Gaza, and Brian Lehrer, an Israel supporter who regularly hosts neoconservatives, did not seek to contradict West.

Why did the dam break and what does it mean?

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Like I said, this may be Israel's Amritsar!

Apr 07 06:51

Two children, journalist, among Israel’s latest Gaza victims

Nine Palestinians were killed on Friday as Israel ignored calls for restraint in its use of force against unarmed protesters in Gaza for the second week in a row.

Apr 07 06:37

IDF’s tweet threatening children with sniper fire enrages social media users

An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesman has tweeted an image of a group of Palestinian children seen through a sniper’s lens, along with an ominous warning.

Avichay Adraee, the IDF Arabic spokesman tweeted the image on Friday, which appeared to be stamped with red letters reading, “We see you very well."

“Whoever thinks he can evade the lens of our forces is wrong, we see you clearly, and we will not allow anyone to threaten security of #Israel and the citizens of it. Enough with your naivety and self-endangerment,” Adraee wrote.

Apr 07 05:53

Drone footage captures 'Great March of Return' protests at Israel-Gaza border

Apr 07 05:49

US conditions support for Salman’s kingship to Israel normalization: Dissident prince

A dissident Saudi prince has revealed a series of “conditions” set by the US and Israel for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to secure their help in ascending to the throne at home, among them the normalization of Riyadh’s ties with the regime in Tel Aviv.

Apr 07 05:39


As part of his tour in the United States, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held meetings in New York with two rabbis: President of the Reformer Judaism Union Richard Jacobs and the head of the United Conservative Judaic Synagogue, Stephen Wernicke. Fear of Iran pushes Saudi Arabia to an alliance with Israel.

Apr 07 05:32

Israel's Internet Censorship War - If Americans Knew

Apr 07 05:29

US only Security Council member to block UN inquiry into Gaza violence

The US was the only UN Security Council member to reject a call by the 14 other countries to independently probe the Gaza clashes, in which dozens of Palestinian protesters were killed by Israeli forces.

For the second week in a row, the US has vetoed a UN Security Council (UNSC) statement calling on Secretary General Antonio Guterres to launch an independent inquiry into the Gaza violence. Put forward by Kuwait, a non-permanent UNSC member, it also reaffirmed the Palestinians’ right to peacefully oppose Israeli policies on the occupied lands.

Apr 06 23:46

How Israel and its partisans work to censor the Internet

An exposé on Israel's detailed projects – some public, some covert – to influence what people see on the Internet, and what they don't. From the article, "How Israel and its partisans work to censor the Internet"
Note: An absolute must and pass on along with the video.

Apr 06 13:33

US will get out of Iran deal and reimpose sanctions: Nikki Haley

The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, says the United States will probably get out of the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions on the Islamic republic.

Haley made the remarks on Thursday during her lecture titled, “Confronting Today’s Global Governance Challenges,” at Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina.

She accused Iran of supporting terrorism and violating the terms of the 2015 historic nuclear agreement and went on to say that the Europeans are closing their eyes on this but added that the United States would not do that.

Discussing the background of the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers, Haley said, “Iran was being a destabilizing country that was causing threats and the international community decided that we needed to come together to find a solution.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I sometimes ache at the collective, foreign power-pushed (read: Israeli) lies of the US government.

The people at the IAEA are very smart people; if they tell me that Iran is complying with the P5+1 agreement, I seriously doubt that either Ambassador Haley or President Trump can actually come up with evidence to the contrary.
And yes, Nikki Haley does have a college degree; however, that degree is a BS in accounting: not atomic science!!

Or maybe it is just... in BS, to be making these accusations.

And why are they even trying?!?

To create a "justification" for a US/Israeli?Saudi decap strike on Tehran, in order to facilitate regime change.

But I would like to politely suggest that if Iran gets attacked, Russia will come to its aid militarily.

And we have seen, in the war theatre in Syria, that Russians do have weapons which work marvellously well.

Apr 06 13:29

Flashback: Rand Paul Calls For the ban of the Confederate Flag Yet Flies Israeli Flag On His Campaign Website

he also says that the "eleven million" illegal aliens don't have to go anywhere. Despite his occasionally good rhetoric, don't ever forget who Rand Paul is.

Apr 06 12:21

Heavier Violence Threatened as Friday Gaza Protest Looms

Between the Israeli gunfire at the border on Friday itself, and other incidents, at least 21 Gazans have been killed in the past week. This centered around week one of the Land Day protests, but many are expecting that the violence around the protests could get more severe as the weeks go on.

This Friday’s protest, dubbed the “day of tires,” has both Hamas and the Israeli government threatening responses beyond simple border protests, and the bloody cracking down on such protests, Israeli officials have indicated that the use of live fire on demonstrators was needed to defend the border fence.

Israel’s far-right government has tried to position its killing of protesters as “self-defense,” while portraying them as terrorists. Israeli military officials are expressing growing concern that the policy could backfire, saying they aren’t confident that they have the crowd control capacity to deal with tens of thousands of Gazans if they force the issue.

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The Israeli government, in its usual fog of hubris, just does not at all comprehend how horrific the optics here already are.

And they will get far worse, particularly if such demonstrations are led by women, children, and infants, in their fathers' arms.

Apr 06 12:10

Trump's Establishment-Defying Plan to Exit Syria Likely to De-Escalate Conflict

President Donald Trump’s pledge to withdraw all US forces from Syria reveals his continuing determination to defy Washington’s national security establishment to scale down the war in Syria, analysts told Sputnik.

Last week, Trump said that the United States would pull its forces from Syria "very soon," but CNN reported that this decision is probably opposed by some high-ranking officials in the president's administration.

Incoming US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford have recommended that Trump not immediately withdraw troops from Syria, as the move would go against national interests, local media reported on Thursday.

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President Trump has the absolutely correct idea here.

So I would like to politely ask incoming Sec State Pompeo, and Joint Chiefs of Staff General Dunford the following question: precisely whose "national interests" in Syria is served by the continuing US presence in here?!?

Because it is certainly are not those of the American people.

Is it because Israel wants regime change in Damascus, but only at the costs in American blood, and American money?!?

If in fact that is the case, I would politely suggest that the Israeli military invade Syria, and just see what Russia is going to do about it; because Russia most certainly will not let such nonsense stand for very long.

Apr 06 12:07

In Wake of Gaza Massacre, Israeli Leaders Should Be Prosecuted for War Crimes

On March 30, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers shot 773 unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza, killing 17 and wounding 1,400. Twenty remain in critical condition. The protesters were marching to demand the internationally mandated right of return of refugees to their cities and villages in what now constitutes Israel.

The Israeli leaders who ordered the massacre were in clear violation of international law. They should be prosecuted for war crimes.

Apr 06 11:06


After more than 20 Palestinians were killed during protests along the Gaza border fence last Friday, all of whom were subsequently labeled as violent terrorists by the IDF, and hundreds more were wounded (many of them under the age of 18), thousands of Gazans marched to the border for the latest in a series of planned demonstrations leading up to the anniversary of Israel's founding on May 15.

Palestinians have a much different interpretation of that day: For them, it's the anniversary of the Nakba (literally "catastrophe") when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were forced from their land during the establishment of Israel.

The demonstrations, deemed "the Great Return March" by their organizers, are meant to agitate for "the right of return" - the ability for Palestinians to return to their ancestors' land.

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The Palestinians understand the optics of these demonstrations far better than do their Israeli counterparts.

And because of this, I am very fearful that the next wave of Palestinian demonstrators... may well be women and children.

Hamas, please; do not allow this to happen; the IDF is very keen about exterminating the future of a potential Palestinian state, and the IDF would love nothing more then to have the opportunity to kill Palestinian women and chilren without mercy.

Apr 06 10:25

Hundreds protest after Netanyahu cancels UN migrant deal

Hundreds of asylum seekers and Israelis have protested in Jerusalem al-Quds over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to cancel an agreement with the United Nations to stop forced migrant deportation.

The protesters took to the streets near Netanyahu's residence in Jerusalem al-Quds on Thursday, carrying banners against deportation and in favor of refugees' settlement across the country.

Apr 06 09:31

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire on Gaza Fishermen, Injuring 3

Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinian fisherman as they were sailing along the coast of the Gaza Strip, Thursday, injuring three.

Local sources told Maan News Agency that three fishermen were injured with live ammunition, including one who suffered life-threatening wounds.

The fishermen, whose identities were unknown at the time of this report, were transferred to the al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza.

The Israeli army regularly detains and opens fire on unarmed Palestinian fishermen while sailing off the coast of Gaza.

As part of Israel’s blockade of the coastal enclave since 2007, the Israeli army, citing security concerns, requires Palestinian fishermen to work within a limited “designated fishing zone,” the exact limits of which are decided by the Israeli authorities and have historically fluctuated.

Apr 06 09:27

Hundreds of Jewish settlers storm Al-Aqsa compound

Flanked by heavily armed Israeli forces, more than 1,700 Jewish settlers have entered the religious site since Sunday.

Apr 06 09:20

Turkey hands out 'warnings' to US, Iraq, Kurds, Cyprus, and Greece

Turkey’s National Security Council headed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday threatened that Ankara would “take action” to drive out Kurdish groups in Syria and Iraq if the United States and Baghdad failed to do so.

The council’s monthly meeting in Ankara, comprised of civilian and military Turkish leadership, lasted four hours.

“Turkey will not hesitate to use initiative if terrorists in Manbij are not driven away,” a statement on Erdogan’s presidential website read, warning the US whose special forces there in the northern Syrian town continue to work with Kurdish-led groups.

Manbij has become a new flashpoint after Turkey’s Russian-approved invasion of Afrin westward.

Apr 06 09:19

Watch: Geraldo Rivera tells Fox News he regrets not speaking out against Israel’s “constant occupation and oppression” of Palestinians

Geraldo Rivera was asked on the Fox show “The Five” on April 3, 2018 whether he ever regretted a story he had done.

In reply he said that he regretted not supporting Palestinians during the Second Intifada (uprising) against Israeli “occupation and oppression.” He said he regretted “chickening out” and not “adding my voice as a Jew.”

The Second Intifada was a mass, largely unarmed Palestinian uprising that began in fall of 2000. To see those killed on both sides scroll down here. For information on the current situation in Gaza go here.

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) is now calling for Fox to fire Rivera.

Apr 06 08:36

Defense minister slams Russia, Iran, Turkey for shaping Syria’s future alone

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Wednesday criticized the leaders of Russia, Turkey, and Iran for meeting on the future of Syria without United Nations permission.

Also noting the absence of any US representative, Liberman told Army Radio that this was the first time such a scenario had played out since World War ll.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel is just upset that they will not get the Golan as part of a deal.

Apr 06 08:33

Gaza's wall of smoke: Two Palestinians are killed and at least 250 injured as protesters burn thousands of tyres and throw stones at Israeli soldiers who respond with tear gas and live fire

Two people have been shot dead and at least 250 others have been injured by Israeli forces as clashes yet again erupted on the Gaza-Israel border today, Palestinian health officials said.

The death of the men, aged 29 and 38, raises the number of casualties to 22 in the week-long disturbances, during which thousands of Palestinians have gathered along the border, calling for refugees to be allowed to return to the lands that are now inside Israel.

Apr 06 08:28


The Syrian government has reportedly deployed battle tanks and artillery guns preparing to take back the militant-held parts of southern Syria and the Golan Heights, the Israeli media says.

The Haaretz daily has even complained that Hezbollah has allegedly established a Golan regional command center claiming that a hundred of Hezbollah operatives and a thousand other local residents linked to the movement operate in southern Syria.

The Israeli leadership sees militant groups, even the ISIS-linked Khalid ibn al-Walid Army, operating in the area as a useful tool in its plan to establish a buffer zone near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. So, any Syrian efforts aimed at wiping out these militant groups or even a possibility of such efforts are a cause of the constant Israeli concern.

Apr 06 07:39

‘Palestinians Are Killed Either Way’: More Protests Coming at Israel-Gaza Border

"Palestinians are killed either way. Palestinians are being killed either by bullets in their sleep, in their beds, or by bombs from the air, or by lack of water, or by disease, or they're injured in the bombings and have no access to healthcare," Peled said. "They're also killed when they stand up and resist," Miko Peled, a Jerusalem-born Israeli writer and activist, told Sputnik. "Palestinians are killed all the time anyway… they're killed just because they're Palestinians."

Apr 06 07:38

Israel wants to protect environment as it massacres Gaza marchers

Israel is trying to present itself as environmentally friendly as it prepares once again to massacre civilian marchers in the occupied Gaza Strip.

Its propaganda is all the more cynical, given the environmental catastrophe its decade-long siege has imposed on the two million Palestinians in the coastal enclave.

Palestinians have been burning tires to create a smokescreen to protect thousands of civilians taking part in protests near the boundary from Israeli snipers who are under orders to shoot to kill.

Apr 06 07:37

“Every Palestinian was a target” at Gaza march

Scholars call for an end to study abroad in Israel programs at US universities.

Apr 06 07:34

Israeli air attack kills Palestinian at Gaza border

An Israeli air raid killed another Palestinian protester near the Gaza Strip's border on Thursday, Palestinian health officials said.

Earlier, a Palestinian wounded during last Friday's Land Day protests died of an injury sustained after being shot in the head by Israeli soldiers.

The death brings the total number of Palestinians killed in the last week at 21.

The mass protests, called "the Great March of Return", were organised by civil society groups and supported by all political factions to call for the right of return of Palestinian refugees.

Apr 06 07:33

Trump Call With Netanyahu ‘Tense’ Over Plans to Leave Syria

A Wednesday phone call between President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quite tense, according to US officials familiar with the situation. Netanyahu had loudly objected to Trump’s talk of withdrawing US troops from Syria.

Netanyahu has opposed the US troops leaving Syria, arguing that it would leave the nation to Iran. The US military operation in Syria, however, is not aimed at fighting Iran in the first place, and rather is meant to fight ISIS.

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Like I said, Trump is not in control.

Apr 06 06:49

Pelosi Leads Congressional Delegation to Israel and Jordan

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is leading a Congressional delegation visit to Israel and Jordan focusing on global and regional security and cooperation issues: "There is no greater political accomplishment in the 20th Century than the establishment of the State of Israel," said Leader Pelosi. "Our delegation is pleased to be able to extend the congratulations of the American people to the people of Israel as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of Jewish state this spring."
Note: Shame, shame, shame!

Apr 06 06:45

A Special Relationship Born in Hell

America's enabling of the brutal reality that is today's Israel makes it fully complicit in the war crimes carried out against the helpless and hapless Palestinian people. So where was the outrage in the American media about the massacre of civilians? Characteristically, Israel portrays itself as somehow a victim and the U.S. media, when it bothers to report about dead Palestinians at all, picks up on that line. The Jewish State is portrayed as always endangered and struggling to survive ... There is no net gain for the United States in continuing the lopsided and essentially immoral relationship with the self-styled Jewish State. There is no enhancement of American national security, quite the contrary, and there remains only the sad realization that the blood of many innocent people is, to a considerable extent, on our hands.

Apr 06 06:42

Israeli Army’s Lies Can No Longer Salvage Its Image

It is has been a very bad week for those claiming Israel has the most moral army in the world. Here's a small sample of abuses of Palestinians in recent days in which the Israeli army was caught lying ... A half-century of occupation has not only corrupted generations of teenage Israeli soldiers who have been allowed to lord it over Palestinians. It has also needed an industry of lies and self-deceptions to make sure the consciences of Israelis are never clouded by a moment of doubt - that maybe their army is not so moral after all.

Apr 06 06:40

A brief, unhappy history of Israeli massacres

If you look over Israel's history, you find that the massacre has been a ready tool in the Israeli war-chest; and Israelis have not been prosecuted for carrying them out. Indeed, a couple of those responsible later became prime minister! Here, largely from my own memory, is a rapidly-assembled list of massacres, defined by Webster's as the killing of a "number of usually helpless or unresisting human beings under circumstances of atrocity or cruelty" (and yes, a couple precede the birth of the state).

Apr 05 14:50


Israel’s army expects up to 50,000 Palestinians to attend protests in Gaza on Friday, and is prepared to once again use deadly force against unarmed demonstrators, one week after Israeli snipers fired at least 650 bullets at Palestinian civilians, killing 15. With President Donald Trump apparently ignoring last week’s massacre in a phone call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, senior Israeli officials brushed off pleas from human rights groups to rescind orders that permit snipers to open fire on protesters who approach Israel’s perimeter fence.

Apr 05 13:55

Sheldon Adelson in Israel regrets having worn the Uniform of the United States

Apr 05 13:30

Sheldon Adelson: Attack Iran with an atomic bomb

Apr 05 13:30

Sheldon Adelson is worried about Jews mixing with non-Jews

Apr 05 10:34

Musta'ribeen, Israel's agents who pose as Palestinians

They are dressed like Palestinian protesters, speak with the same accents and expressions, and show the same mannerisms. Their faces covered with checkered keffiyehs or balaclavas, they chant against the Israeli army and sometimes throw stones in the direction of the soldiers, all while drawing in other protesters as they get closer and closer to the army.

Then, quick as a bang, the scene erupts, and this group suddenly turns on the rest of the Palestinian protesters, brandishing guns that were concealed under their shirts, firing in the air, grabbing those nearest to them and wrestling them to the ground.

The army advances and takes into custody the Palestinians that were caught, as the rest of the protesters disperse, screaming out one word as a warning to others: "Musta'ribeen!"

Apr 05 10:31

Bret Stephens and Bari Weiss can’t wait to call you an anti-Semite in ‘The New York Times’

One year ago, the New York Times opinion page hired two feverish Israel advocates, Bret Stephens and Bari Weiss, as columnist and opinion editor/writer respectively, in a shock to the left. Now the two are proving their value– they are smearing critics of Israel as anti-Semites.

This is an important duty for Israel supporters because of the looming battle inside the Democratic Party over Israel, the same battle that has begun in earnest in Britain and France.

Last Wednesday in a book review, Bret Stephens slagged Israel critics John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt as bigots. In a throwaway line, Stephens wrote that Mearsheimer’s “2001 magnum opus, ‘The Tragedy of Great Power Politics,’ was later overshadowed by his tendentious and bigoted screed, ‘The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy,’ written with Stephen M. Walt.”

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