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Jan 29 07:58

The Trump Peace Plan: Palestinians Find 12 Barrel Bombs Planted in Area A Road

(*that were planted , intended to go off , and blamed on The Palestinians , it's safe to assume !)

Jan 29 07:50

Netanyahu & Putin to discuss better coordination on Syria & Iran in Moscow

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow Monday to discuss ways to strengthen coordination between the Russian and Israeli air forces in order to avoid confrontation in Syria.
Netanyahu’s visit to Russia is scheduled to last only five hours. According to the Kremlin, the two leaders plan to discuss“Russian-Israeli cooperation in trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian areas as well as some pressing international and regional issues, including the situation in the Middle East and in Syria.”

The two leaders will exchange views on ways of “strengthening coordination between the Israeli Army and the Russian armed forces on Syria>>>

(*Very disappointing, Vlad !)

Jan 29 07:48

'Attack again, and I'll launch a missile at Ben Gurion airport'

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad today sent a threat to Israel through Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying that if Israel attacked them again, Syria would respond by firing Scud missiles at Ben-Gurion Airport. "Syrian honor above all else," Assad told Putin, who replied that he would convey the message to Israel.

Jan 29 07:17

'I Am an Educated Woman!': Israeli PM's Wife Mad Outburst Caught on Tape

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“I’m doing it. As a professional, as an ed-u-cated woman. A psy-cho-lo-gist,” Netanyahu can be heard furiously screaming and exclaiming each syllable. “BA, MA,” she yells, referring to her bachelor and master’s degrees.

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Jan 29 06:19

Mister Paul Craig Robberts: Trump’s Foreign Policy Is In Service To Israel

Peter Jenkins, a former British ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, expresses concerns about the decisions of France, Germany, and the UK to appease President Trump on fixing “flaws” in the Iranian nuclear agreement. It is worth a read to see that the European governments are still Washington’s toadies despite the “hate Trump” attitude that allegedly prevails among Washington’s European vassals.

Readers need to understand that there are no flaws in the agreement. The allegation of “flaws” is an israeli orchestration in order to resurrect the attacks on Iran that the nuclear agreement terminated. What Trump is doing is appeasing Israel. Israel doesn’t want Iran to have long range missiles, non-nuclear ones, that enhance Iran’s defensive posture. More importantly, Israel does not want to lose the nuclear weapons charge that Israel invented and hoped to use to have the US military destabilize Iran a la Iraq and Libya.>>>

Jan 29 06:01

Mike Pence's Holocaust Day Message

Mike Pence's Holocaust Day Message With 'Christ Imagery' Sparks Jewish Outrage
Angry users call out vice president for ‘shameful’ and ‘tone-deaf’ tweet commemorating Jewish Holocaust victims. The Hebrew translation of the imagery and wording he chose, however, is quite common in Israel
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Pence tweeted a video of him and his wife Karen laying a wreath and taking a tour of the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem during their visit to Israel last week. In the tweet, he paid tribute to what he called the “6 million Jewish martyrs of the Holocaust who 3 years after walking beneath the shadow of death, rose up from the ashes to resurrect themselves to reclaim a Jewish future.”
https://twitter.com/VP/status/957239349606838273

(*And THAT Ticks Them Off ?
The Administration Is Casting Our Pearls Before Their Swine !
so to speak ! )

Jan 28 15:32

flashback 1/15/2013: Donald Trump, Big In Israel, Endorses Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu


Donald Trump, the American real estate mogul and reality TV star, has publicly endorsed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing Likud party, in a video posted on YouTube on Tuesday by Israeli political operative Jonny Daniels. Likud is widely expected to come out on top in the Israeli elections, which take place next week on Jan. 22.

"Frankly, a strong prime minister is a strong Israel,” Trump says, “and you truly have a great prime minister in Benjamin Netanyahu – there’s nobody like him! He’s a winner; he’s highly respected; he’s highly thought of by all.

“People really do have great, great respect for what’s happened in Israel. So vote for Benjamin. Terrific guy, terrific leader, great for Israel.”>>>

(*keen instinct on the potus' part , to recognize what needed to be done after going nowhere in the 2012 Presidential Election .)

Jan 28 10:47

Build a Powerful Wall…Between Israel and United States

Trump supporters like Alex Jones and Ann Coulter (In Trump We Trust) are screaming their lungs out saying that there ought to be a wall between the United States and Mexico, but those people do not want to see that there ought to be a political wall between the United States and Israel. Coulter in particular would love to have Netanyahu as the president of the United States. Alex Jones constantly perpetuates crazy things, such as the Arabs control Hollywood.

But what should we do with the country that has literally been bankrupting the United States since the 1940s?>>>

(*well , Mexicans are to US , kind of like what Palestinians are to Israel , and Trump actually is helping Americans to see things in that conflict the way we were supposed to see them , all along .)

Jan 28 06:54

Is It Permissible to Criticize Jews?

" most of them are socialists, progressives, communists, liberals, Bernie and Hillary supporters, Democrats, devotees of labor unions; ugh. As it happens, I am myself Jewish." I read this article just recently and would like your take on it: It's Time to Drop the Jew Taboo... Dear R: I disagree with that otherwise excellent essay. It says: “It’s Time to Drop the Jew Taboo.” That is, to be able to criticize Jews. I disagree since I think it is long past time to do so. The major media will jump down the throat of anyone who dares criticize any of the Chosen People. Well, I dare...

Jan 27 11:54

Israel will pay civilians $9,000 to capture African migrants

Israel is hiring civilian “immigration inspectors” to crack down on “illegal aliens and their employers,” marking a turning point in the Middle Eastern nation’s relationship with migrants and refugees.

In an advertisement this month, the Population and Immigration Authority said it would pay up to 30,000 Israeli shekels ($8,845) for civilians to carry out an “enterprise of national importance.” That included undertaking “enforcement tasks” against migrants that involved detecting, investigating, and arresting them. Candidates are expected to start in March 2018, a month before the country starts its designated “voluntary” process to return migrants to their country of origin or a third one.

The move comes a few weeks after Israel said it would help purchase tickets, obtain travel documents, and give $3,500 to African illegal migrants to leave—threatening them with arrest if they are caught after the end of March.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Perfectly predictable.

But then again, what CAN one expect... from a vilely apartheid, self-proclaimed "democracy", with nuclear weapons?!?

Jan 27 11:48

Sweeping Netanyahu corruption cases under the rug puts spotlight on western media bias

The Israeli PM has a corruption problem. Or does he? Recent allegations of graft seem to have been downplayed by western journalists who appear intent upon supporting him. Is there more to the allegations than is being reported?
One of the quirks of the Middle East is the role of the western media acting almost like a parallel world power, producing critical analysis for an international audience to hold Arab regimes to account. Or at least that’s the theory.

The theory falls flat on its face in the case of Israel, a country often referred to as the ‘only democracy in the Middle East,’ which in reality could teach Arab tyrants a thing or two about how to run a brutal, authoritarian regime. This includes silencing or manipulating the fourth estate.

Jan 27 11:47

Croatia, Israel Inch Closer to F-16 Deal

The Croatian military is on the verge of selecting Israel’s used F-16 jets to take the place of its dwindling supply of Soviet MiG-21s, just six of which are estimated to be operational. The fleet of 21 60-year-old MiG-21s is in dire need of replacement.

Croatia invited the US, Israel, South Korea, Sweden and Greece to participate in the competition to supply the next wave of fighter aircraft last July. Zagreb has eyed new or used F-16 Fighting Falcons from Israel, the US or Greece, South Korea's FA-50s and Saab's JAS-39 Gripens.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic reached an agreement "to push forward" on the deal, signaling Netanyahu's F-16s may be close to winning the contract, the Jerusalem Post reported Friday.

Jan 27 11:39

The ethical hollowness of Israel's liberals

When it comes to Palestinians, liberal Israelis sound little different from Netanyahu's supporters. Both are concerned about maintaining Israel as a fortress Jewish state

Jan 27 11:34

Israel will pay civilians $9,000 to capture African migrants

Israel is hiring civilian “immigration inspectors” to crack down on “illegal aliens and their employers,” marking a turning point in the Middle Eastern nation’s relationship with migrants and refugees.

Jan 27 10:17

Israel intends to drive a wedge in areas as deep as 40 km out of the occupied Golan plain to be guarded off by border forces, trained by Israeli military

The Syrian Army troops continued cleansing operation in Deir Ezzur province and found a large volume of arms and ammunitions, including Israel-made landmines, in ISIL's positions, a field source said on Saturday. The source said that the army men carried out mop-up operations in the villages and towns of al-Sayal, Hasarat, al-Salehiyeh and al-Jala'a West of the town of Albu Kamal, discovering a large volume of arms and ammunition in the regions that were once under ISIL control. The source said that a number of cannons, anti-tank missiles, machineguns, mortar launchers, arms, ammunitions, Israeli landmine and a large volume of agents and materials for making chemical weapons, masks, bomb laden drones and communication devices were found in the army operation in the region. The army men also found two air-to-air radar-guided heat-seeking missiles at ISIL's positions, according to the source.

Jan 27 04:50

Syrian Army Discovers Israeli-Made Arms in Deir Ezzur

The Syrian Army troops continued cleansing operation in Deir Ezzur province and found a large volume of arms and ammunitions, including Israel-made landmines, in ISIL's positions, a field source said on Saturday.

The source said that the army men carried out mop-up operations in the villages and towns of al-Sayal, Hasarat, al-Salehiyeh and al-Jala'a West of the town of Albu Kamal, discovering a large volume of arms and ammunition in the regions that were once under ISIL control.

The source said that a number of cannons, anti-tank missiles, machineguns, mortar launchers, arms, ammunitions, Israeli landmine and a large volume of agents and materials for making chemical weapons, masks, bomb laden drones and communication devices were found in the army operation in the region.

The army men also found two air-to-air radar-guided heat-seeking missiles>>>

Jan 26 11:49

Trump: No More Palestinian Aid Unless They Accept Peace Talks

Going off the script in remarks to the press Thursday in Davos, President Trump announced that the US will no longer provide any monetary aid to the Palestinians in any form, unless the Palestinian leadership agrees to enter peace talks with Israel.

Though there was no sign peace talks were about to resume at any rate, President Trump’s declaration that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital led Palestinian leadership to reject the idea of any US-mediated talks being possible.

Trump, however, is presenting the Jerusalem declaration as making things simpler, in that Jerusalem is now “off the table,” and that reduced the amount of important issues yet to be resolved.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, a word, please: this... is not "the art of the deal"; this ...is blackmail, particularly against Palestinian children and infants who so desperately need basic food and medicines just to survive.

Jan 26 11:42

Trump Confounded by Turkey’s Invasion of Syria

After years of piecemeal US military operations vaguely advancing ill-defined goals, the American position in Syria, and its vast collection of allies and enemies is so inscrutable that the State Department tried, and failed, to clarify what the US position actually is.

President Trump is being described as downright confounded about what to do about the Turkish invasion of Syria earlier this week, which sees the NATO member nation sending troops into Afrin District to attack the US-backed Kurdish YPG forces there.

In the immediate term, the US can, and largely has, chosen to ignore this and urge calm, though with US troops embedded in Kurdish territory elsewhere in Syria, including Manbij, Turkey’s talk of expanding the invasion would quickly put them in the line of fire.

It’s not as if this problem is a sudden surprise. Turkey’s been threatening the Kurds for years, and has been complaining about the US backing the Kurds more or less constantly in that same period of time.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are no clear goals in this war against both Syria, and the reality is that the US government has failed, big time, to achieve its objective of regime change in Damascus.

I lay the President's confusion at the hands of that unholy triumverate of "President Whisperers" who have his ear right now, consisting of Kelly, Mc Masters, And Mattis; I suspect that the info about the coming debacle in Syria, and that the Turkish government was ultimately make good on its word to destroy the Kurds, got "filtered out" of any communication they had with President Trump on the issue.

And notice; not one tiny peep from the corporatized US presstitutes, that this was even happening. It has been labled "invisible to the US public (except to those who read or write blogs dedicated to ferreting out the truth, like WRH).

I first read of it on Friday, courtesy of zerohedge.com; then, the Turkish invasion was annouced at that same blog the following Sunday.

But this is Kryptonite to the US press, until the State Department has come up with some kind of a plan, to try to end this peacefully.

I am hoping - and praying - that none of the US embeds in Manbij are hurt or killed. But I am realistic enough to understand that this may well happen, and when that does happen, what the hell is the US government going to do about it?!?

Are our military in Syria to become the "sacrificial lambs", to be slaughtered as a "justification " for the US to go into Syria, hot and heavy, in a war against both Russia and Syria?!?

I wish I could bet that this will not happen; that at the end of the day, the US government will find a peaceful resolution, and get our troops safely out of Syria; unfortunately, however, just because an attack against Syria, and the Russian presence there, would be the most hamfistedly, pigheadedly stupid thing thing the US government and military could do right now, is absolutely no guarantee that it will not do it.

Jan 26 11:40

John Kerry Tells Palestinian Leaders to Ignore President Trump

The Israeli newspaper Ma’ariv is reporting that John Kerry, the former presidential candidate and secretary of state under Obama, is actively undermining President Trump’s authority by speaking to leaders within the Palestinian Authority and telling them to disregard Trump’s recent move.

The Jerusalem Post reports,

While the White House confirms that since the “Jerusalem Declaration” there has been a complete disconnect between the Palestinian Authority and the Trump administration, it turns out that the previous administration actually maintains contact with PA officials. Ma’ariv reported that former US Secretary of State John Kerry met in London with a close associate of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Hussein Agha, for a long and open conversation about a variety of topics.
One of these topics, reportedly, was the recent decision by the U.S. to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Jerusalem Post story continues:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"According to Kerry, Trump will not remain in office for a long time. It was reported that within a year there was a good chance that Trump would not be in the White House."

Jan 26 11:35

Negotiate or lose ‘hundreds of millions’ in aid, Trump tells ‘disrespectful’ Palestinians

US President Donald Trump has warned Palestinians they will miss out on US aid if they don’t sit down and hold talks with Israel, after they snubbed the visit from Vice President Mike Pence.

Trump voices his threat during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

“When they disrespected us a week ago by not allowing our great vice president to see them, and we give them hundreds of millions of dollars in aid and support, tremendous numbers, numbers that nobody understands – that money is on the table and that money is not going to them unless they sit down and negotiate peace," Trump said.

“And they [Palestinians] are going to have to want to make peace too, or we’re going to have nothing to do with it any longer,” he added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... ignoring that Trump created this mess by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Jan 26 11:34

If Jerusalem is off table then US has no seat at it – Palestinian official fires back at Trump

Peace with Israel is not possible if the status of Jerusalem is off the agenda, a top Palestinian official has said, rejecting Donald Trump’s claim that the US has removed the controversial issue from the negotiation table.
“Jerusalem is not off the negotiations table, rather the US is outside the international consensus,” said Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Secretary Saeb Erekat in a statement.

“Those who say that Jerusalem is off the table are saying that peace is off the table,” Erekat said. “The holy city is in the hearts of each and every Palestinian, Arab, Christian and Muslim, and there will be no peace without East Jerusalem being the sovereign capital of the State of Palestine.”

Jan 26 11:24

The secrets of Israel’s assassination operations

Poisoned toothpaste that takes a month to end its target’s life. Armed drones. Exploding cell phones. Spare tires with remote-control bombs. Assassinating enemy scientists and discovering the secret lovers of Islamic holy men. A new book chronicles these techniques and asserts that Israel has carried out at least 2,700 assassination operations in its 70 years of existence. While many failed, they add up to far more than any other Western country, the book says.

Ronen Bergman, the intelligence correspondent for Yediot Aharonot newspaper, persuaded many agents of Mossad, Shin Bet and the military to tell their stories, some using their real names. The result is the first comprehensive look at Israel’s use of state-sponsored killings.

Jan 26 11:19

Explosive Allegation: Israel Planned To Blow Up Passenger Plane In Arafat Assassination Plot

For years, many had speculated - for which they were promptly cast as tinfoil hat conspiracy theorists - that when it comes to achieving illegal goals, including but not limited to creating "false flag" terrorism and political assassinations, few are as skilled and industrious as the CIA and Mossad. Especially Mossad.

Only, as so often happens, most (if not all) such "conspiracy theories" turn out to be truth, in this case exposed thanks to the work of Israeli investigative journalist Ronen Bergman, whose just published explosive book "'Rise and Kill First: The secret history of Israel’s targeted killings" details such Israeli plans as the assassination of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat which included a plot to blow up passenger planes and football stadiums.

Ronen Bergman, the intelligence correspondent for Yediot Aharonot newspaper, persuaded many agents of Mossad, Shin Bet and the military to tell their stories, some using their real names.

Jan 26 10:29

Israel's Effective Colonization of the US

"A sitting US senator proclaimed allegiance to a foreign country, and nobody asked him to resign!"

Jan 26 10:05

The Banality of Good pt. 2: Blaming the Victim?

You know, when I saw the pictures of the kids killed in Gaza while playing on the beach in 2014, I was shocked again. But I was told to accept that these people had brought their fate upon themselves using their kids as human shields. Hadn’t I heard that before? Didn’t the Nazis say the Jews deserved to die because they had brought so much evil upon the world?

And you have just told me, that the Holocaust survivors were treated kind of the same by their fellow-citizens.

So here’s my next question: When I read your book I couldn’t help to think,
"Does Gilad really want to say that the Jews were responsible themselves for what had happened to them”?

Jan 26 09:09

Israel's sports minister posts video with genocidal chants by fans

At the end of a Facebook video encouraging sportsmanlike conduct by fans from one of Israel’s most notoriously racist soccer clubs, those surrounding Miri Regev break out into chants of ‘burn your village,’ directed at the opposing team — from an Arab city in Israel.

It’s not every day that a senior government minister, who a week earlier was Israel’s acting prime minister for several days, publishes a video of herself smiling as she is embraced by people letting out genocidal chants. Then again, this is the same minister who a few years ago called African asylum seekers in Israel “a cancer,” only to apologize a few days later — to cancer patients.

Jan 26 06:59

Seinfeld boosts Israel’s “shoot to kill” fantasy tours

“Finally we are allowed to tell you!! The legendary Jerry Seinfeld and his family were at Caliber 3 during their visit to Israel last week, they came to us for shooting training with displays of combat, Krav Maga [martial arts], assault dogs and lots of Zionism,” the post – which has since been deleted – said, according to Haaretz.

Currently located in the settlement of Efrat, Caliber 3 says it was founded in 2002 by Colonel Sharon Gat and “works in close cooperation” with the Israeli army.

Seinfeld was not the first high-profile American entertainer to receive Israeli military training-as-tourism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is basically "Shoot the Arabs" as a tourist attraction. I wonder what the reaction would be to a "Shoot the Jews" attraction!

Jan 26 06:18

Beware the Last Apartheid Regime in the World

The Trump White House should hold its head in shame. Instead of reversing President Donald Trump’s universally-condemned decision to declare Al-Quds as Israel’s new capital, it sent this week Vice President Mike Pence to the Israeli Knesset to give a speech loudly praising “the miracle of Israel,” and presenting America’s support for Israel as a question of siding with good over evil.

Far from it, America has sided with evil over good and the desperate attempt by Pence to focus heavily on defending President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem Al-Quds as Israel’s capital, citing biblical stories about the city, and suggesting that King David’s declaration of it as the capital millennia ago still applies, won’t change the irrefutable fact that this is still an apartheid regime condemned and isolated the world over.

Not surprising, Pence used his speech to also appease Tel Aviv by attacking the Iran nuclear deal, terming the pact as a “disaster,” and accusing Iran of being a brutal dictatorship that seeks to dominate the entire Arab world. He vowed the US would “no longer certify” the deal, leading to applause from the Israeli MPs.

Lest the pro-Israel US vice president forgets, the country he criticized is the same country that helped Iraq and Syria defeat the terrorist group of ISIL, Al-Qaeda and their affiliates in the Levant.>>>

(*Still; I haven't yet seen where Pence has resorted to profanity to make his case . An improvement regardless of how slight deserves mention)

Jan 26 03:42

Remains of earliest modern human outside of Africa found in Israeli cave

An international team of anthropologists has found in Israel the remains of the earliest modern human (Homo sapiens) outside of Africa, the press service of Tel Aviv University said in a statement obtained by TASS. "A jawbone complete with teeth recently discovered at Israel's Misliya cave has now been dated to 177,000-194,000 years ago. The finding indicates that modern humans were present in the Levant at least 50,000 years earlier than previously thought," the document says. Anthropologists earlier believed that modern humans appeared in Africa some 160,000-200,000 years ago, and that modern humans evolved in Africa and started migrating out of Africa nearly 100,000 years ago. "This finding - that early modern humans were present outside of Africa earlier than commonly believed - completely changes our view on modern human dispersal and the history of modern human evolution," said Prof.

Jan 26 03:15

Trump To Netanyahu: Palestinians 'Disrespected' Pence And Stand To Lose Aid

President Donald Trump said Palestinians disrespected Vice President Mike Pence when they snubbed him this week and threatened to cut off assistance to the Palestinians unless they returned to the negotiating table.

“When they disrespected us a week ago by not allowing our great vice president to see them and we give them hundreds of millions of dollars in aid and support, tremendous numbers, numbers that nobody understands, that money’s on the table, that money’s not going to them unless they sit down and negotiate peace,” Trump said Thursday at a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the World Economic Summit in Davos, Switzerland.

Palestinians declined to meet with Pence during his visit to the region, blaming Trump’s decision last month to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.>>>

Jan 26 03:04

Mike Pence’s Self-Serving Trip to the Holy Land

As America’s most prominent evangelical, Vice President Mike Pence has courted conservative Christians on behalf of President Trump and borne witness to Mr. Trump as a true “believer,” though some remain skeptical.

When Mr. Pence announced his first trip to the Middle East, he initially hoped to draw attention to the persecution of Christians in the region, as well as nudge Israelis and Palestinians toward peace.

Things didn’t go as planned.

Mr. Pence wrapped up the trip to Israel, Egypt and Jordan on Tuesday, having been rebuffed by top Christian leaders in those countries in protest over Mr. Trump’s decision last month to break with decades of American policy — and recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

It’s still mysterious just how Mr. Trump believes he has advanced the cause of peace, or fortified America’s standing in the world, with that decision.>>>

(*The silver lining; the article comes from The NYTimes , so it comes with The Fake NEWS Option , so it's validity may be rejected at the readers discretion)

Jan 25 09:35

The Presidents Club - Here Comes the Israeli Connection

On the face of it, British media seems to do its job, it empathically covers the story of some of the hostesses, it covers the unfolding political outrage, but there is one thing British media works hard to conceal. A quick look at the Presidents Club’s official charity commission’s web page reveals that two out of the three trustees of the charity are intrinsically associated with Israel. Mr David Robert Meller is a trustee for the Tel Aviv Universiity charity as well as The British Friends Of The Jaffa Institute. Mr Harvey Soning is connected with Youth Aliyah - Child Rescue, he is also a trustee of The Jewish Community Secondary School Trust.

Jan 25 09:01

APRIL FOOL’S DAY CAME EARLY TO ISRAEL THIS YEAR

Deputy Minister Michael Oren (Kulanu) faced a backlash Wednesday over an admission he made a day earlier that Israel had conducted a secret investigation into whether the Palestinian Tamimi family was “real” or composed of hired actors.

The Tamimis, known for public protests against an IDF presence in the West Bank, have been in the headlines recently due to an incident in which 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi was filmed slapping soldiers last month.

In a statement released Tuesday night responding to an Israeli musician’s comparison of the Palestinian teenager to Anne Frank, Oren said that as chair of a classified subcommittee of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee two years ago, he led efforts to probe the Tamimis’ “credibility,” accusing them of manipulating Westerners by posing as a family and provoking violent responses from IDF soldiers.

Jan 25 05:51

Israel announces Ukraine as the most anti-Semitic country

In a 72-page document published by the Israeli Ministry for Diaspora Affairs, Ukraine was named as the leading country of the post-Soviet space, in terms of number of verbal attacks and violent actions against Jews, their property, shrines and community institutions. "In Ukraine, there has been a doubling of the number of anti-Semitic incidents against the backdrop of a revival of nationalism in Eastern Europe, attempts to glorify the nationalist movements of the past and their leaders responsible for the murder and expulsion of Jews," the Ministry wrote. "This is the second year in a row when Ukraine records the largest number of reported incidents in the former USSR, in terms of anti-Semitic propaganda and vandalism against Jewish objects, such as cemeteries, Holocaust memorials, and community buildings," the document says.

Jan 24 13:26

MEET THE SPIES INJECTING ISRAELI PROPAGANDA INTO YOUR NEWS FEED

When Sima Vaknin-Gil took over as director-general of Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs at the start of 2016, a crucial fact went largely unnoticed. For years, she had been a high-ranking officer with an Israeli spy agency. This means that for the last two years a former intelligence officer has been running Israel’s global war against BDS, the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.

Jan 24 12:44

ISRAEL’S “SAFE ZONE” IS CREEPING FARTHER INTO SYRIA

ISRAEL IS EXPANDING its influence and control deeper into opposition-held southern Syria, according to multiple sources in the area. After failed attempts to ensure its interests were safeguarded by the major players in the war next door, Israel is pushing to implement the second phase of its “safe-zone” project — an attempt to expand a buffer ranging out from the occupied Golan Heights deeper into the southern Syrian provinces of Quneitra and Daraa. The safe zone expansion marks a move toward deeper Israeli involvement in Syria’s civil war.

The Intercept learned the outlines of the safe-zone expansion plan through a monthslong investigation relying on information from a variety of sources, including Syrian opposition activists on the ground in the south, Syrian opposition figures based in Jordan, Syrian government sources, and an Israeli-American NGO directly involved in the safe-zone project.

Jan 24 12:18

Pence's Speech in Israel Shows US ‘Discredited' as Part of Peace Process

On Monday it was revealed that US Vice President Mike Pence doesn't have too many friends in the Israeli Parliament, especially since a cluster of politicians from the Joint Arab Alliance interrupted him just seconds into his speech there.

According to the Jerusalem Post, the politicians were voicing their opposition to US President Donald Trump's announcement that the US Embassy in Israel would be moving from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

But could Pence have expected anything less?

Jan 24 11:38

The Banality of Good (part 1)

The following is the first segment of fearless eight parts exchange between German Left voice Clara S and ex Israeli Jazz artist Gilad Atzmon. We spoke about Israel, Palestine, the Holocaust, peace and delusion, Left and Right, the meaning of the past and the prospect of a future within the context of the current identitarian dystopia.

Jan 24 11:04

Lucky Pence

According to Times of Israel former British chief rabbi Jonathan Sacks helped US Vice President Mike Pence write his Monday address to the Knesset.

A source with knowledge of the speech-writing process said “Rabbi Sacks provided input and editorial suggestions on various drafts throughout the writing process.”

Jan 23 16:46

‘What do sneakers & Jews have in common ?

‘What do sneakers & Jews have in common?’ French TV faces backlash for airing Holocaust joke

Jan 23 13:56

Anti-Semitsm: Reality or merely statistics?

"I will try to help Naftali Bennett and his [Israeli] Ministry of Diaspora Affairs. If you are genuinely concerned about anti-Semitsm and the high percentage of Eastern Europeans who do not want to live in proximity to Jews, you may want to also try to find out what percentage of Israeli Jews are happy to live next to Arab neighbours. Try to ascertain the percentage of “Diaspora Jews” in New York’s Kiryas Joel or London’s Golders Green who are willing to live alongside goyim [gentiles]. Before minister Bennett complains about the Poles who don’t want Jewish citizens in their country, he should share with us his personal views regarding the prospect of Israel becoming a “state of its citizens” as opposed to “The Jewish State”. >>

Jan 23 12:17

Antisemitsm-  Reality or Merely Statistics?

Reportedly, Diaspora Jews are shaken by the alleged rise in antisemitsm. Ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the World Zionist Organisation revealed that 83% of those surveyed reported that they were exposed to anti-Semitism on the Internet and on social media, 59% believe that the politicians in their country are anti-Semitic at least to some extent and 51% of respondents said they were afraid to wear Jewish symbols in public.

Now, let me assure you, I do not buy any of the above. I am not impressed by Zionist statistics and I am not alone. In Britain for instance, the Crown Prosecution Service is sceptical about the validity of the above statistics. But let’s assume for a moment that all these figures are factually valid and statistically accurate. The article still fails to ask the 6 million dollar question -- Why? Why are Jews once again hated?

Jan 23 11:48

Pence Visits Western Wall, Holocaust Museum in Israel

It sure would be nice if our Vice President could find the time for a trip to our southern border where were desperately need a wall ourselves to stop the flow of deadly heroin and fentanyl from Mexico which is killing more people than the AIDS epidemic at it's peak.

Alas, I guess he has more important things to tend to.

Jan 23 08:52

A POEM THAT SHOOK THE FOUNDATIONS OF ZION

oem by Yehonatan Geffen comparing Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi to Anne Frank, Hannah Szenes and Joan of Arc infuriated Defense Minister Lieberman, who sought to then ban Geffen from all Army Radio broadcasts; AG Mandelblit said Lieberman had no legal standing to do so, an opinion Lieberman disavowed.

Jan 23 08:52

PENCE’S CONFIRMATION … ‘WE ARE NO LONGER A PART OF THE PEACE PROCESS’

When Pence says: ‘We stand with Israel. Your cause is our cause, your fight is our fight’, it’s clear America is only interested in offering Israel blind political support and abandoning the Palestinians. Real peace must now mean circumventing the U.S. administration.

Jan 23 07:57

Israel set to win its war on African refugees

In the coming weeks, the Israeli government will begin issuing ultimatums to thousands of African refugees, informing them that they have 90 days to leave the country, or be jailed indefinitely.

If Israeli government officials get their way, this will be the final installment of the annual racist ringleaders series, where I call out the figures and institutions that have spearheaded the state’s efforts to rid the country of refugees from Africa.

If their plans come to fruition, there will no longer be a need to document Israel’s ongoing war on African refugees, because this war will already have been “won” – at great human cost.

Jan 22 13:43

Why is the Israeli army finally worried about Gaza?

Jonathan Cook argues that Binyamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump “should be listening to Israel’s generals, who understand that there will be no defence against the fallout from the catastrophe looming in Gaza.” >>

Jan 22 11:14

Catholic Bishops Visit Gaza: "Young people in the West Bank continue to suffer violations of their dignity on a daily basis, which have become unacceptably normalised by occupation"

An international contingent of Roman Catholic Bishops took their annual trip to Palestine, and issued a signed declaration upon the conclusion of their visit. It stated, in part, "Young people in Gaza continue to be robbed of their life chances by the enduring blockade, which indiscriminately denies them the opportunity to flourish. Young people in the West Bank continue to suffer violations of their dignity on a daily basis, which have become unacceptably normalised by occupation... The young people of the Holy Land have been consistently failed by both their own leaders and the international community. The anger that we witnessed is entirely justified..."

Jan 22 08:47

NEW TOON ~~ PALESTINE DESIGNATED #1 SHITHOLE COUNTRY

Jan 22 08:47

IN PHOTOS ~~ WOMEN MARCH TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

Here are scenes from the March in New York City

Support for Ahed Tamimi was there in full force

Jan 22 08:15

Israeli attempts to take over the whole of Jerusalem al-Quds

The Knesset approved the second and third readings of the so-called “United Jerusalem al Quds Bill”.

Jan 22 07:33

Pence Tells Israeli Lawmakers: U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem Will Open Before End of 2019

In special Knesset session, Netanyahu calls Trump's Jerusalem move one of momentous decisions in Zionism's history

Jan 22 07:32

Fake feminist group Zioness used rapper’s image without her approval

A South African artist is rejecting any ties to a Zionist women’s group that is using her image in its propaganda.

Dope Saint Jude, a Cape Town hip hop artist and producer confirmed that her image had been used by Zioness in posters and graphics promoting the pro-Israel group’s presence at the Women’s March in cities across the US last weekend.

One image, in a style reminiscent of Shepard Fairey’s famous poster of Barack Obama, shows Dope Saint Jude standing with arms crossed above the slogan “Zionists 4 Women’s Rights #TheResistance.”

Another includes the slogan “Zionesses stand with women in Iran.”

The Zioness movement appears to be an astroturfing effort to portray support for Israel as feminist, in line with the propaganda strategy adopted by Israel and its lobby groups to try to co-opt progressive support.

Jan 21 10:56

UNRWA 'Aid' Is Aid Only in the Dictionary of Orwellian Newspeak

As has been amply reported in mainstream news, US president Trump has dramatically reduced US ‘aid’ to UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. This, we are correctly told, deals a devastating blow to the principal agency supporting Palestinian refugees. But the money is, nonetheless, aid, right? It is assistance. Charity. A hand-out. Thank heavens for the US for having done so much to keep the refugees afloat.

That this is a reasonable public interpretation of events demonstrates how deeply the mass media has sunk into the mythical Israel-Palestine ‘Narrative

Palestinians do not need or want US hand-outs. They need us to stop crippling their own, historically self-sufficient society.>>>

Jan 21 09:35

The Trump Peace Plan: Slapping an Israeli Soldier More Newsworthy Than Shooting a Palestinian Child

(*Makes perfect sense once one swallows the American President's Sh**thole Nations logic .
Unfortunately I don't .
Albeit; I have noticed a one a day reminder , to the world , from Israel , that They're Not Afraid Of Any 16 Year Girl who's only weapon , that she brought to a gun fight , was Her Stinging , Bare , Wide Open Hand !)

Jan 20 10:25

Trump support carries both rewards and risks for Israel

JERUSALEM — From recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital to cutting aid to Palestinians, President Donald Trump has given Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the unprecedented gift of strong US alignment with a nationalist Israeli government.

With the two leaders in sync personally and politically, Israel has become one of Trump’s strongest supporters on the global stage. But this friendship also has unleashed forces that could harm Israel in the long run by damaging its traditional bipartisan support in Washington and propelling it onto a risky path toward a binational state with the Palestinians.
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Netanyahu said he was “profoundly grateful” for Trump’s “courageous” decision.

This week’s decision by Trump to suspend $65 million in funding to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees and their descendants was the latest in a series of steps by the president that have embraced Israel’s positions toward the Palestinians.

For Netanyahu, it has been a welcome contrast to President Barack Obama,>>>

Jan 20 10:03

Israeli Analyst Believes the Second Wave of Iranian Protests is 'Inevitable'

The recent wave of protests in Iran came as a total surprise for intelligence analysts, Israeli political analyst Avigdor Eskin told Sputnik, denouncing the assumption of external involvement in the unrest as groundless. The analyst opined that Iranian society is divided, suggesting that protests could resume.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Just as soon as we can arrange them!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Jan 20 09:40

The Twitter President

As my readers at home and around the world know, I supported giving Trump a chance as Trump, and only Trump, addressed the two most important issues of our time for both all of humanity and for Americans: (1) avoiding nuclear Armageddon by normalizing relations with Russia, and (2) restoring the American middle class, on whose success political stability in the United States depends, by stopping the offshoring of US jobs and bringing those offshored home.

If Trump is real, he will arrest Mueller, Comey, Brennan, Hillary, Obama, the DNC, and break the presstitute media monopolies into a thousand pieces. He might also arrest senators and representatives who are engaged in a campaign to overthrow the elected government of the United States.

If President Trump fails to defeat the agenda of those driving the world to nuclear war with Russia (and China), he will be the US President who failed humanity and snuffed out life on earth.

Jan 20 09:15

One generation later, another war crime

An overnight military operation between Wednesday night and Thursday morning in Jenin, a city in the northern occupied West Bank, was not the first time Israel committed a war crime while pursuing a member of the Jarrar family.

More than 15 years ago, Israeli soldiers used a Palestinian civilian as a human shield when they raided the hideout of Hamas military leader Nasser Jarrar, the father of Ahmad Nasser Jarrar, who Israel claims to have killed during this week’s lethal operation.

Jan 20 09:15

How Trump’s new civil rights enforcer will attack civil rights

The Trump appointee is known for filing numerous civil rights complaints – to the office he now leads – claiming that universities fail to protect Jewish students by not cracking down on Palestine solidarity activism.

His legal complaints were thrown out due to lack of evidence.

But now, he will be in charge of adjudicating the outcomes of such complaints in the future.

Jan 20 09:13

This is what “lack of evidence” looks like when Jewish settlers shoot Palestinians

The location was Qusra, a village in the Shiloh Valley; the date, September 16, 2011. Fathallah Mahmoud Muhammad Abu Rhoda went out with his three sons to pick figs. A short while after reaching their land, they noticed about 10 Israeli civilians standing around their water hole. The Palestinians demanded the Israelis leave the place; the interlopers refused. The residents of Qusra — a village that has already proven it can defend itself against marauders — began heading to the area. An argument ensued, and according to Abu Rhoda’s testimony to the police, three of the settlers (who were armed) opened fire on the Palestinians. One bullet hit Abu Rhoda in the thigh.

Of the three, two were armed with rifles and the other with a handgun. From the police testimony, we see that the handgun’s owner also sicked a dog on the Palestinians. The complainants managed to photograph some of their attackers, among them the handgun owner.

Jan 20 09:10

Military court: Ahed Tamimi and her mom to remain in prison

An Israeli military appeals court on Wednesday denied bail to Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian girl who was filmed slapping an Israeli soldier at the entrance to her home, and her mother Nariman, ordering them held in prison until the conclusion of their respective trials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"How DARE you slap a soldier just because he shot your brother!!"

Jan 20 08:40

Donald Trump’s First Year and the Illusion of Choice

The striking thing about Trump’s first twelve months compared to the Obama administration is not how different his foreign policies have been, but how similar.

January 20 marks one year since Donald Trump officially became the 45th President of the United States. His supporters, boosted by comments the Donald made on the campaign trail, hoped his Presidency would mark a shift away from a neocon/liberal interventionist foreign policy. In fact we’ve just had more of the same.

The old French saying ‘plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose (the more things change the more they stay the same)’ springs readily to mind. As indeed does the late George Carlin’s comment about Americans only having the “illusion of choice” on the things that really matter.

Jan 20 07:55

Slapping an Israeli Soldier More Newsworthy Than Shooting a Palestinian Child in the Face

Israeli soldiers shot 14-year-old Palestinian Mohammad Tamimi point-blank in the face with a rubber-jacketed bullet on December 14, 2017, in Nabi Saleh, a small village in the occupied West Bank. The boy had to undergo six hours of surgery and was placed in a medically induced coma.

An hour later, Mohammad’s cousin, Ahed Tamimi, slapped and kicked at an armed Israeli soldier. Early the next week, after video of Ahed’s actions went viral, Israeli soldiers raided the Tamimi home at 3 a.m., arresting Ahed and confiscating the family’s phones, computers and laptops.

Ahed has been denied bail and could face years in prison. (Nour Tamimi, a 16-year-old cousin of Ahed’s who is also in the video, was also arrested and has been released on bail. Ahed’s mother Nariman was arrested later that day when she inquired about her daughter, and she remains in custody.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a thoroughly media-manipulated war against Palestinians, in which the IDF is depicted as NEVER committing acts of wanton cruelty against Palestinian kids.

The suffering and murders of Palestinian kids (which is a daily occurance in East Jerusalem, and the West Bank) is consistently bleached away from any coverage, and it is always the Palestinians who are the villians.

So the lies keep getting regurgitated, to the point where there is absolutely zero IDF incitement, either verbal, or physical, to have caused these incedents in the first place.

Jan 20 07:38

The Many Lies Perpetuated About Gaza

(*Isn't That 'Gaza's A S**thole' one of them ? Didn't we just get indoctrinated in the elegance of viewing places that Trump disapproves of , like Gaza , in these terms , a healthy way for us to observe places like Gaza ?
Forcing one to wonder How Many More Lies Should One Accept for the sake of A Healthier World View , on places like Gaza)

Jan 19 09:29

Congressman says US detention of Palestinian activist is “inhuman act”

Activists are calling for urgent action to stop the deportation of Amer Othman Adi, a leader in the Palestinian American community.

Adi, a businessman who has lived in Youngstown, Ohio, for decades, is married to a US citizen and has four US-citizen daughters.

He was “inexplicably ripped away from his loved ones and detained the morning of 16 January while attending a scheduled meeting with Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE),” an action alert from the US Palestinian Community Network (USPCN) states.

Jan 18 18:41

Trump Denies Netanyahu's Claims That U.S. Embassy Will Move to Jerusalem Within Year

U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the U.S. Embassy in Israel won't move to Jerusalem within the next year, contradicting a statement made earlier in the day by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Trump said in an interview to Reuters that the embassy move would take longer than that. "By the end of the year? We're talking about different scenarios," Trump said, according to the news agency's transcript.

Trump then explained that "I mean, obviously that would be on a temporary basis" - perhaps hinting that while the embassy won't move in its entirety, some temporary arrangements could be made to allow more of the embassy's work to take place in Jerusalem.

He then added, however - "we're not really looking at that, no."

Jan 18 10:14

Targeted for nonviolent resistance: Israel seeks imprisonment of Palestinian activist Munther Amira

The Israeli military court at Ofer, which has over a 99% conviction rate, ruled on Tuesday to extend the detention of Palestinian activist Munther Amira until next Sunday pending further interrogation.

Amira, 47, the head of the Coordinator of the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (PSCC) in the occupied West Bank, is well known and highly respected across the Palestinian territory and his home, the Aida refugee camp, for his nonviolent activism against the Israeli occupation.

Amira was arrested by Israeli forces on December 27 during a routine protest in front of Israel’s illegal separation wall in northern Bethlehem city, in the southern occupied West Bank.

Amira, along with dozens of Palestinians, were demonstrating against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and the arrest of 16-year-old activist Ahed al-Tamimi, who had been detained one week prior.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These people most probably will be jailed for life, for "daring" to participate in non-violent demonstrations.

But then, what is to be expected from a virulently anti-Palestinian, miserably apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy, with nuclear weapons?!?!?

Jan 18 09:29

#Israel’sShame ~~ OK TO RAPE FEMALE DETAINEES IF CAMERAS ARE TURNED OFF

A prominent Israeli journalist, Ben Caspit, has reportedly called for raping and sexually harassing Palestinian females detained in Israeli jails and interrogation centers.

Jan 18 08:32

Pro-Israel Bill: South Carolina Leaders Assault Free Speech

In a shameless election year sop to Jewish voters, governor Henry McMaster is clamoring for the South Carolina Senate to pass H. 3643 – which would adopt “the definition of anti-Semitism set forth by the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism of the Department of State in the fact sheet issued on June 8, 2010.”

More on that mouthful in a moment …

The law goes on to say that “in reviewing, investigating, or deciding whether there has been a violation of a college or university policy prohibiting discriminatory practices on the basis of religion, South Carolina public colleges and universities shall take into consideration the definition of anti-Semitism for purposes of determining whether the alleged practice was motivated by anti-Semitic intent.”

McMaster wants this legislation passed within the next ten days.

Jan 18 07:37

Israeli military court refuses to release Ahed Tamimi

An Israeli military court has refused to release Ahed Tamimi, a 16-year-old girl.

In a hearing Wednesday, Israeli occupation authorities sought that Ahed and her mother Nariman Tamimi remain in detention for another 101 days, until the end of proceedings.

Ahed’s trial will begin on 31 January, the day she turns 17.

Israel’s military courts deny basic due process rights and notoriously have a near-100 percent conviction rate for Palestinians.

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