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Jul 24 12:09

Zionism goes from bad to worse, taking Judaism with it

Lawrence Davidson explains why in the eyes of increasing numbers, Israel is seen as a pariah state, and argues that the behaviour of its rabbinical officialdom may have already thrown its religious establishment into similar disgrace.

Jul 24 07:15

Gary Spedding - Sabbos Goy or Israeli Agent?

“We in the Palestinian Solidarity Movement Have a Problem With anti-Semitism,” writes Gary Spedding, a pro Palestinian 'lobbyist' in the Israeli outlet Haaretz. Spedding claims to be a Palestinian solidarity activist but his activism is better described as that of an ‘Israeli agent.’ Spedding’s article provides us with an extraordinary view of Left duplicity and its disastrous role in the solidarity movement.

“For me,” writes Spedding, “being equipped to recognize and call out anti-Semitism can only strengthen my Palestine advocacy.” And why? Because“having a clear definition of anti-Semitism helps to reassure the Jewish community.” The first question that comes to mind is why a ‘pro’ Palestinian wants to ‘reassure the Jewish community?’ If Spedding really wants to appease the Jews he should join AIPAC or enlist in the IDF’s Unit 300.

Jul 24 04:39

Freewheeling Trump has backed down on only one issue. Guess which one.

But then there’s this. Back in late winter Trump said he was going to be neutral in his position on Israel and Palestine so he could negotiate that deal of deals as president:

If I’m going to be president, I’d rather be in the position, because I will try the best I can, and I’m a very good dealmaker, believe me, to try and solve that puzzle. You’re not going to solve it if you’re going to be on one side or another. Everyone understands that. If I’m going to solve the problem, I want to go in with a clean slate.

He also shocked Israel supporters by saying that Israel should help pay for the American defense budget, not the other way around!

There was huge pushback on those positions, challenges on the Sunday talk shows, and . . . Trump backed off both positions in his speech to the Israel lobby group AIPAC in March.

Jul 22 09:02

OBAMA’S LAST GASP ON PALESTINE-ISRAEL

Palestinians should take seriously the possibility that Obama may act because of his disdain for Benjamin Netanyahu, and because of the support such a move would have from Samantha Power and John Kerry. Any initiative would likely occur after the US presidential elections; thus the window would be from November 2016 through January 2017.

Jul 21 10:52

War & Peace: Azerbaijan & Palestine

Both countries have lived this occupier lifestyle on a war footing ever since, and yet prosper even as their nemeses wallow in poverty and suffering.

The world mostly admires these plucky aggressors and has little time for either the Azerbaijanis or the Palestinians. It seems there is little solidarity in the Muslim world, or at least little effective solidarity.

Jul 20 14:48

Money talks as Trump does U-turn on Israel

Jonathan Cook looks at how US Zionist lobby groups have succeeded in buying off Donald Trump’s – and Hillary Clinton’s – unconditional support for Israel, its colonisation of stolen Palestinian territories and its total denial of Palestinian rights.

Jul 20 09:23

DEBUNKING THE MYTHS ABOUT GAZA ~~ A 20 MINUTE VIDEO

This is inspired. Two years after the onslaught on Gaza that killed over 2200 people, a group of activists, academics and artists has produced a new teaching video that aims at shifting the western narrative of the conflict.

Its new 20-minute video is called “Gaza in Context.” Narrated by Noura Erakat, the film points out the roots of the conflict: for 70 years Israel has sought as much Palestinian land with as few Palestinians on it as possible, and the peace process has only served as a cover for this project. Erakat uses simple descriptions to convey the reality, that Israel now seeks to accustom Palestinians to “domination as a way of life– an unfathomable possibility to all humans, whose first instinct is to be free.”

Jul 20 09:22

TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO BREAK THE SIEGE ON GAZA

The Women’s Boat to Gaza seeks not only to challenge the Israeli blockade, but to also show solidarity and bring a message of hope to the Palestinian people. With the support of women, men, non-governmental organizations, civil society groups and from women’s collectives and events around the world, we will make this happen.

Jul 19 13:47

CIA REBELS BEHEAD KID AND OTHER RECENT U.S. SUCCESSES IN SYRIA

The U.S. "regime change" operation in Syria recently tallied up some major successes. The Syrian Democratic Force, a U.S. sponsored group of mostly Syrian Kurds, is besieging the Islamic State held eastern city of Manbij. According to the UN's Human Rights commissioner 70,000 civilians in Manbij are cut off from all supplies. We have yet to hear calls for an immediate breaking of the siege or for enforced air drops of supplies to these people. Where are all the R2P fans in the Obama administration and all the well paid Syrian opposition propaganda groups on this? That the U.S. has managed to avoid any questions about this siege is surely a success.

Jul 17 09:32

IN PHOTOS ~~ POLITICS OF INCARCERATION

Standing room only at the meeting. The attendees heard a letter written by Mumia Abu-Jamal, written in his prison cell. (See end of post for text of letter)

Jul 17 09:32

UPS AND DOWNS IN PALESTINE TODAY

Life in Palestine moves along with its ups and downs, like the tides of the sea. Some days we feel depressed, some days more optimistic. Some of us even feel like manic depressives for the fact that we go through these cycles. The triggers are varied.

Jul 17 08:02

Failed Coup in Turkey Leads to Delay of UNESCO Temple Mount Vote in Istanbul

A vote on an anti-Israeli resolution regarding Jerusalem’s Temple Mount that was slated for this week at a conference in Istanbul of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO has been deferred due to the failed coup in Turkey.

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How convenient.

Jul 17 05:21

BDS victory in Mennonite Church Canada

This resolution is in part a response to the 2009 Kairos Document that was prepared by Palestinian Christians in Palestine asking their global Christian brothers and sisters to show their solidarity with them through Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions. The Mennonite resolution laments the violence in Israel and Palestine and repents its complicity in anti-Semitism and structures of colonialism that oppress Indigenous people in Canada. The resolution commits the Mennonite Church to further education on what is happening in Israel and Palestine, in addition its concluding demands are:

“We ask the Mennonite Church Canada General Board, along with regional churches, congregations, and members—to avoid investing in or supporting companies that do business with Israeli settlements and the Israel Defense Forces, and companies that are profiting from the occupation of the Palestinian territories; and

We encourage the government of Canada to support measures that put pressure on Israel (including through economic sanctions) to end the occupation and work for a just peace, in accordance with international law.”

Jul 16 10:59

Social Media and the Zionist Incitement !!

What is surprising is the other side, the jewish israeli side. Daniel Levy a jewish israel Haifa resident, wrote that he wants to kill a Palestinian soon, it was so explicit and so direct. In a few hours he got over 1000 likes and also 34 comments an 26 shares

Jul 16 04:47

Will the IDF Revolt Against Israel’s New Defense Minister?

Lieberman, born in the former Soviet Union, is the founder of the far-right Yisrael Beiteinu (Israel is Our Home) party, and is known for his xenophobia, including statements calling for the beheading of “unloyal” Israelis, bombing of the Aswan Dam in Egypt, and advocating a death penalty for non-Israelis.

Now, Lieberman will have control over the Israeli Defense Force, giving him added power.

Jul 15 10:53

Gingrich: Palestinians are an "invented' people

Well, I believe that the Jewish people have a right to have a state, and I believe that the commitments that were made at the time – now, remember, there was no Palestine as a state, it was part of the Ottoman Empire, and I think that we’ve had an invented Palestinian people who are in fact Arabs and were historically part of the Arab community. And they had a chance to go many places and for a variety of political reasons we have sustained this war against Israel now since the 1940s. And I think it’s tragic.

Jul 14 17:07

Being Black Palestinian: Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

Last year, I wrote an article that made many readers unhappy. As soon as it
was published, I began receiving messages of abuse and angry, threatening calls.

Jul 13 13:50

Vatican Rep to U.N. Security Council: "Let the two States be created now, for the sake of the Israelis and Palestinians"

Just as the Republican Party Platform officially rejected the two-state solution and demanded complete loyalty to Israel, the Vatican continues in the opposite direction. The Holy See's representative to the United Nations, formally known as 'the Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, gave a speech to the President of the U.N. Security Council yesterday July 12th, urging the creation of a two state solution to solve the Israeli-Palestinian crisis. Archbishop Auza stated, in part, "Almost sixty-nine years after its adoption by the United Nations General Assembly, Resolution 181 remains only half-fulfilled. Decades of negotiations have failed to achieve the creation of a Palestinian State. The time is long overdue to put an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which has become increasingly unacceptable as it becomes increasingly intractable."

Jul 13 11:13

“No justice for war crimes victims” 2 years after Gaza war, Amnesty International says

Two years after Israel’s 51-day military assault “brought unprecedented death and destruction to the Gaza Strip,” Amnesty International says no one has been held accountable.

July 8 was the second anniversary of the launch of Israel’s 2014 war in Gaza, code-named Operation Protective Edge.

Israel killed more than 2,250 Palestinians in the war. According to the U.N., two-thirds of the Palestinians killed were civilians — 1,462 people, including more than 550 children.

Jul 12 15:06

The Hijacking of Palestinian History

Settler colonialism, usually technologically and militarily more advanced, is based on the erasure of already existent people, their culture and their memory, and substituting it with new foreign national entity that builds new culture, new history and new memory. To do this, settler colonialists have to get rid of the native people, their physical evidence, their history and their memory.

Jul 12 09:50

NO MATTER WHO WINS, PALESTINE LOSES

Once again, Palestinian Freedom has been put on the ‘back burner’ as far as the US Presidential contenders are concerned ….

Jul 11 13:19

The No-State Solution To The Israel-Palestine Conflict

Twelve years ago (July 9), the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued an advisory opinion at the request of the United Nations General Assembly on the legality of the wall Israel has constructed in the West Bank.

Jul 09 11:24

WIESEL ~~ ‘MOURN NOT FOR ME O PALESTINE’

There is a growing movement of applying Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) on Israel just like we did to defeat apartheid in South Africa.

Zionist apologists are understandably declaring war on this nonviolent and oral movement. In many countries including several states in the USA, there are attempts to delegetimize the movement and declare BDS illegal. Of course this is contrary to the principles of free speech and free association. People’s right to boycott was recognized in key legal precedents but more legal challenges are needed to dispel the myth that engaging in BDS is somehow illegitimate. Israeli apologists around the world engage in all sorts of dirty tricks to keep the racist system going (a racket to keep the flow of cash if I may say so). Having faced Israeli apologists in public debates, many do not want to debate again because they lose badly as they attempt to delegitimize and dehumanize their victims.

Jul 08 17:56

New Israeli Poll Finds Strong Support for Annexing West Bank, Denying Palestinians Rights

The Peace Index published regularly over the years by Tel Aviv University released its latest survey (summary of the results is here) of Israeli opinion on issues concerning relations with Israeli Palestinians and Palestinians under Occupation. The poll found strong support for annexation of the West Bank and denial of rights to its Palestinian residents.

Jul 08 14:25

Gaza: Living And Dying With Drones

Two years ago, on July 7, 2014, the Israeli government launched a horrific 51-day air, land and sea attack on the people of Gaza. Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) fired missiles, rockets, artillery and tank shells relentlessly on 1.8 million Palestinians squashed by Israeli land and sea blockades into a narrow strip 25 miles long and 5 miles wide, one of the most densely populated places in the world.

Jul 08 12:20

Erasing the Liberty

The USS Liberty (AGTR-5) has been called the most decorated United States Naval ship for a single action.

But if this is true, why have so few Americans ever heard of the Liberty?

The reasons are many, but have everything to do with who attacked the Liberty and who covered up the attack, an ongoing and disgraceful coverup for nearly 50 years.

Though attempts have been, and continue to be made, to bring the truth about the attack on the Liberty to a wider audience, those responsible for the attack and the coverup have many resources available to keep this national tragedy buried.

Jul 08 09:27

WIESEL ~~ ‘MOURN NOT FOR ME O PALESTINE’

Elie Wiesel died recently. He spent most of his life defending Israel and
dehumanizing Palestinians. He was challenged on many occasions to say
something about the Palestinian victims and all he could muster was
regurgitating Zionist lies about colonizers needing to “defend themselves”.

Jul 06 13:35

RINF News Boycotts Israeli Companies

Israel is a rogue state that is guilty of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Fact.

Dress it up or spin it however you like, claim that it's in 'self defence' if you must, but the evidence is there - albeit in a corporate media that rarely lifts the veil beyond carefully worded statements from 'officials' speaking on behalf of the political establishment.

Jul 06 08:01

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu 'persuaded world powers to water down illegal settlements report'

Israeli diplomats reportedly convinced the major world powers to water down a hard-hitting report criticising the country over its continued building of settlements.

Compiled by the United States, the European Union, the United Nations and Russia, diplomatic sources had suggested the Quartet of Middle East mediators' report would contain a severe denunciation of the Jewish state's policies towards the Palestinian territories.

But once concerns about its contents reached Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office, officials say he was determined to dissuade those behind the document, according to Reuters.

He then flew to Moscow to visit President Vladimir Putin, then met with US Secretary of State John Kerry and the EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Rome.

Upon publication, while the report criticised Israeli continued building of settlements, it did not call it illegal.

Jul 05 12:12

Icelanders vote to join boycott on Israeli goods

Iceland’s capital has announced that it will boycott all Israeli products until Palestine is freed from occupation.

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"INVADE! INVADE NOW!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 05 12:08

Quartet report biased in favor of Israeli occupiers: OIC

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has censured a report by the Quartet on the Middle East, a foursome involved in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, stressing that the document is biased in favor of Tel Aviv.

In a statement released on Saturday, OIC Secretary General Iyad bin Amin Madani described the Quartet report as flawed, saying it “lacks objectivity.”

“The report is not objective while describing Israel’s occupation and its illegal policies which hinder a political solution,” Madani said.

The remarks came one day after the Quartet, comprising of the United Nations, the US, Russia and the European Union, published its eight-page report following months of delays.

Jul 05 03:36

Zionism Begins to Unravel - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

In truth, Zionism and the state it created have always been ideologically rigid. Every effort at modifying the movement’s basic demand for a state exclusive to one people, from early concepts of “cultural Zionism” to more recent notions of “liberal Zionism,” has failed. The occasional bit of propagandistic dissimulation notwithstanding, Zionist leaders from Ben Gurion to Netanyahu have been dedicated to (a) territorial expansion based on the principle of Eretz Israel (greater Israel) and (b) the principle of inequality

Jul 04 13:25

What Was So "Nasty" About The Polite Old Man's Question To Donald Trump?

The very polite old white-haired man simply asked Trump: "This might shock you, but we have something in common. Respect for human life. Okay? Now I have two comments on my deep respect for human life, okay? Number one. You can comment on my objections, number one and number two. Number one: I'm opposed to the murder of unborn babies being legal. Number two. I'm opposed to wasting our military in the Middle East on behalf of Zionist Israel. Thank you."

Jul 04 09:09

HELP US BRING A MESSAGE TO ISRAELIS

Anyone who cares about the fate of Palestinians, and of Israelis, of all our children and grandchildren, in the Middle East and everywhere else, has an interest in making No More Enemies available to Israeli Jewish readers in Hebrew. This crowdfunding campaign was launched to pay the fee for the guy who is translating the book into Hebrew. I urge all advocates of a sane shared future in Palestine/Israel and globally to help today. Donate! Spread the word!

Jul 03 10:21

LARGEST MILITARY AID PACKAGE EVER OFFERED TO A FOREIGN COUNTRY IN US HISTORY JUST GOT BIGGER

Already set to be the “largest military aid package” the US has ever offered to a single country in history, the Obama Administration has written a lengthy letter to US Senators today, informing them of intentions to “substantially sweeten” the already record offer in an attempt to try to get the Israelis to sign on the dotted line.

A $30 billion, 10-year aid package is due to expire, and the new package has been rumored to be in the realm of $37.5 billion, with talk it might go to as high as $40 billion as the Netanyahu government continues to resist signing it.

The latest push comes just a week after Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s top Israel adviser urged Israel to refuse any deal with Obama, promising much more if Trump is elected. Several Israeli officials have warned such a move could significantly shift US-Israel relations, making them a partisan issue.

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A short memo to President Barack Obama and to Congress: please stop enabling this hubristic, nuclear-armed, apartheid nation with more money, until they stop collectively "relieving themselves" in your face, and tell you it's raining.

There should not be one more CENT given to Israel, or one more piece of military aid given to it, because such aid is illegal, under the Symington Amendment. Israel refuses to sign the NNPT, and refuses to have its nuclear arms inspected, which the government of Iran has already done, I might add.

And if any aid is given to Israel, it should be performance-based,starting with their desire to get back to the negotiating table with the Palestinians.

Rewarding their bad behaviour in the international arena will only beget...more bad behaviour.

Jul 03 08:58

TO CRY AND LAUGH, SIMULTANEOUSLY ~~ BOOK REVIEW

Remember, whatever you do in life, for them you will always, but always, be an Arab. Do you understand?”

If you are Palestinian or Israeli, Jewish, Muslim or Christian, or simply human, you will enjoy these short stories tremendously. If you are none of the above, then just buy the book and place it on your bookshelf for all to note in awe the powerful one word title, Native, which says it all!

Jul 03 07:24

Israel boycott ban: Three councils cleared of anti-semitism over Israeli goods boycott

Three UK councils have been cleared of anti-semitism by the High Court after they imposed boycotts on Israeli goods, a ruling pro-boycott campaigners have described as an “important victory”.

The charity Jewish Human Rights Watch (JHRW) brought judicial charges against Leicester City Council, Swansea City Council and Gwynedd Council for discrimination, but the claims were dismissed.

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A victory for freedom of speech!

Jul 02 17:51

What do famous people think about Zionist Jews? (100 MINS)

A series which took the Internet by storm of people you will recognise from Politicians, Journalists, Authors, Actors, Musicians and many more speaking the truth about Zionism.

Jul 02 11:31

What cost, Israel...

On this 68th commemoration of the Nakba (or catastrophe), I wanted to show what it meant to one Palestinian refugee.

On May 15, 1948, Zionist Jews danced and firecrackers burst over the streets of New York celebrating the founding of Israel. About the same time, and on the other side of the world, Zionist terrorists’ mortar exploded in the middle of Jebal Al Luz (mountains of almonds) burning homes and forcing civilians to flee their village.

Jul 02 11:11

Netanyahu’s Mind – An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

If we are to believe the reports coming out of Israel, the Jewish majority there is undergoing an unchecked withdrawal into itself. The “us against the world” attitude that has always characterized some of world Jewry has now taken command in Israel. And, except for a small portion of the population that has managed to break free of this warped worldview (and as a consequence is being labeled as traitors), the mass of Israeli Jews are following their Pied Piper leaders into dangerous isolation.

Jul 02 09:18

The First Amendment, BDS and Third-Party Candidates

I am still against choosing to be ruled but it's interesting that only third party candidates can support BDS

Jul 01 21:28

The Tragedy of Turkish Treachery

The actual text of the agreement has not filtered into mainstream circulation however the terms contained therein are gradually surfacing. An extensive exposé emerged in the leading Israel publication Haaretz which painted a shocking picture of the deal. There is not a shadow of doubt that one of the crucial motivators behind this deal was economics. Israel’s Netanyahu alluded to this crucial aspect on the 27th June 2016 stating that the deal has “immense implications for the Israeli economy”. Haaretz ventures to shed further light on the matter by alluding to a gas pipeline deal between Turkey and Israel. Turkey is viewed as the gateway to Europe and the portrayal of Turkey is a lucrative incentive for both countries.

Jul 01 18:31

What do famous people think about Zionist Jews? (100 MINS)

A series which took the Internet by storm of people you will recognise from Politicians, Journalists, Authors, Actors, Musicians and many more speaking the truth about Zionism.

Jul 01 14:26

World’s Youngest Reporter? 10-Yo Palestinian Girl Storms Internet Covering Anti-Israel Protests

10-yo Palestinian girl who calls herself ‘Janna Jihad’ storms internet with reports from anti-Israel protests, sparks controversy.

Jul 01 10:05

US ONLY COUNTRY TO OPPOSE UN HOLDING ISRAEL ACCOUNTABLE FOR WAR CRIMES, YET AGAIN – MONDOWEISS

The US was the only country in the world to oppose a resolution calling for Israel to be held accountable for war crimes, at the 29th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), held from 15 June to 3 July 2015.

The US voted against “ensuring accountability and justice for all violations of international law in” the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT).

US vote against “ensuring accountability and justice for all violations of international law in” the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT).

41 nations voted for the measure, including Germany, France, Japan, Brazil, China, and more. Just five nations abstained—the most high-profile of which was India, which is presently run by a right-wing Hindu nationalist government that spends billions on Israeli weapons.

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With the US military bombing innocent civilians all over the world, and the common acceptance of Israeli money through AIPAC, members of the US government have absolutely no problem seeing Palestinians as simply irrelevant "collateral damage" for the Israeli government, and deserving of no human rights whatsoever.

Jul 01 10:05

NEW TOON ~~ TURKEY, THE VIEW FROM GAZA

Jul 01 10:04

“YOU DON’T MURDER A SLEEPING CHILD FOR PEACE”

We mourn with the family of Hallel-Yaffa Ariel. Her murder was senseless and will only lead to more zionist terror.

You don’t murder a sleeping child for peace. We will not let barbarism defeat humanity.

(See the photos presented after this ironic video)

Jul 01 08:01

How Turkey’s Reconciliation Deal with Israel Harms the Palestinians

By Jeremy R. Hammond

With Israel and Turkey having announced a reconciliation agreement this week, Turkey is portraying itself as a protector of the oppressed by arguing that it will allow greater aid to the people of Gaza. The truth, however, is that, far from helping the Palestinians, Turkey’s deal with Israel serves to reinforce the occupation regime in place since the June 1967 Israeli-Arab War.

The mainstream media, as ever, is failing to properly report the significance of the reconciliation agreement. Here’s what you need to know...

Jun 30 18:21

I Remember My Name – Palestinian Poetry

The title underscores a common torment that permeates much of this book. All three of these gifted writers are exiles from their homeland, and whether they speak of love, loss, anger, heartache, resolve, despair, triumph, tragedy, or even the banal, there is often an undercurrent of an exile’s longing for home, tinged with the combined anguish and guilt of being spared the fate of that home.

Jun 30 09:12

HEY SANTANA ~~ DON’T PALESTINIAN CHILDREN MATTER TO YOU?

Watch and share this video urging musician Carlos Santana to respect the call for boycott and stand on the right side of history by cancelling his gig in Israel!

Jun 30 08:04

The Forbidden Palestinians In North America

The survivors of the 1948 massacres in and expulsions from Palestine are everywhere. Scattered to the four corners of the earth, we have only to look in our own communities to find them. Seven million Palestinians live outside Palestine, compared with five million inside. At least half a million live in Chile alone. Why, then, should we bring Palestinians from the refugee camps in Lebanon to tell their stories in North America?

Jun 28 10:55

TURKEY-ISRAEL PACT BETRAYS GAZANS, GRANTS IMMUNITY FOR 2010 FLOTILLA ATTACK

Abandoning Palestinians and its pledge to fight Israel's protracted blockade of Gaza, the Turkish government on Monday announced an agreement to normalize relations with the Middle East powerhouse—reportedly just in time for a new, lucrative natural gas deal. The two countries have been engaged in a bitter dispute since 2010 when the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) attacked the Turkish-owned Mavi Marmara, which was carrying humanitarian supplies to the people of the Gaza Strip, killing nine people at the time and and fatally injuring a tenth.

Jun 28 10:24

TURKEY-ISRAEL PACT BETRAYS GAZANS, GRANTS IMMUNITY FOR 2010 FLOTILLA ATTACK

Abandoning Palestinians and its pledge to fight Israel's protracted blockade of Gaza, the Turkish government on Monday announced an agreement to normalize relations with the Middle East powerhouse—reportedly just in time for a new, lucrative natural gas deal.

The two countries have been engaged in a bitter dispute since 2010 when the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) attacked the Turkish-owned Mavi Marmara, which was carrying humanitarian supplies to the people of the Gaza Strip, killing nine people at the time and and fatally injuring a tenth.

In response, Turkey imposed unprecedented military sanctions on Israel and demanded that its former ally issue an apology and compensation for the attack, as well as end the siege of Gaza. According to the Electronic Intifada's Ali Abunimah, Monday's "breakthrough apparently came when Turkey dropped the third and biggest of these demands and accepted that Israel would maintain its blockade."

Reuters reports:

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Congratulations to Erdogan for having thrown the Palestinian people under the bus of continued Israeli occupation; he must feel so proud of himself right now!!

His party's title as the "Justice and Development" party has just become darkly transmogrified into AFAB (Anything for a buck!)

Jun 28 09:36

A LOOK AT EUROPE THROUGH PALESTINIAN EYES

Looking at the British poll to exit Europe, we cannot just say “we told you so”. We cannot feel happy seeing Europe collapse even though we here in Palestine suffered and continue to suffer from European colonization (yes Zionism that created Israel is European colonization).

Jun 28 08:38

100% Of Palestinian Prisoners Have Been Tortured In Israeli Jails

As many as 71 Palestinian prisoners have died in Israeli jails as a result of torture since 1967, Abdel Nasser Farwana, head of the documentation and studies unit at the detainees and ex-detainees committee, said.

Jun 27 11:03

DNC Platform Leaves Door Open for No-Fly Zone in Syria, Refuses to Call for End to Israeli Occupation

THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE’S Platform Drafting Committee quashed efforts by the Bernie Sanders campaign last week to insert language in the platform opposing a U.S.-led no-fly zone in Syria and calling for an end Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories.

The deliberations, which took place in St. Louis last week as part of a multi-step process to write the party’s nonbinding platform, represent a tilt to a more hawkish direction for Democrats under presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton. The final platform will not be written until the convention in Philadelphia next month – a process that could possibly open it to votes from a much wider pool of delegates on the floor.

Jun 27 09:17

SOMETIMES COMMENTS SAY IT ALL …

If the Palestinians had been able to restrict immigration during the first half of the twentieth century, this website would not be necessary.

Jun 27 08:46

Clinton to Palestine: Drop dead

Have you had an espresso yet today? Have you had a drink? Make that a double! Brace yourself for the news over the weekend from the Democratic Platform Committee. The platform this year will be even worse than previous platforms on Palestine. That’s how things look, despite the insurgent anti-Benjamin-Netanyahu campaign of Bernie Sanders: there is no occupation, and no settlements either. Jerusalem forever, and death to BDS. The party belongs to Hillary Clinton. This is the Jerusalem Post’s report:

Jun 25 12:16

Trump Will Not Recognize Palestinian Statehood If He Becomes President . . . Unless

So sorry this has happened. Cynthia McKinney, PhD posted this on her FB page. I am very disappointed. Being Jewish I so feel for the Palestinians and they deserve our support.

http://sputniknews.com/us/20160625/1041929263/trump-unsupportive-of-pale...

Anyone think Hillary will recognize Palestinian statehood?

Jun 25 10:35

Trump Endorses Israeli Land Theft, Opposes Palestinian Statehood

voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil

Hillary would be only worse.

Jun 24 19:35

Israel is happy with Brexit Results - Gilad Atzmon

Ynet reports this morning that new Tory leadership is under control...

The candidates for Tory leadership are devoted Zionists:

Jun 24 11:32

Can Ehud “We Have No Partner for Peace” Barak return as Israel’s prime minister?

Uri Avnery assesses the prospects of Ehud Barak, former Israeli chief of staff, former prime minister and architect of the Israeli right’s slur of "we have no partner for peace” against the Palestinians, replacing Binyamin Netanyahu as prime minister.

Jun 24 09:30

NYT ACTUALLY PRINTS SOMETHING THAT FITS

A thriving industry allows West Bank residents to get past what Israelis call a security barrier. It has a dangerous side effect: Attackers sneak through as well.

Jun 24 07:08

‘Once occupation ends, terrorism will disappear’: Abbas speech in EU parliament enrages Israel

The Palestinian president has asked the EU to shield his people from Israeli provocations, as he accused Tel Aviv of breeding fascism and the IDF of carrying out “unlawful killings.” Israel lashed out against the speech, calling it a “blood libel.”

“Israel has turned our country into an open prison,” Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas told the European Parliament, accusing the Jewish government of becoming more extreme and acting in a fascist manner. “Israel is experiencing a tendency toward violence and extremism, and this is expressed in settler terrorism.”

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Jun 23 18:56

Conquest and Tyranny versus Peace and Justice

The United States has not been and cannot be an objective broker for peace in the mid-east precisely because it has a “special relationship” with that state resulting from legislation that ties Israel’s actions to the US as a complicit partner. It is therefore imperative for the UN to undertake the mission that France asks of it. Israel has continued to defy the UN yet remains a member. It has not only invaded a defenseless people at will killing thousands and maiming untold numbers, destroyed essential infrastructures while taking no responsibility for reconstruction, has doubled since 2014 the number of illegal Settlers in the West Bank while stealing ever more Palestinian land and blames other nations for defiance they are guilty of and continue with impunity.

Jun 23 10:41

Palestine’s ‘Prayer For Rain’: How Israel Uses Water As A Weapon Of War

Entire communities in the West Bank either have no access to water or have had their water supply reduced almost by half.

Jun 23 10:38

Canadian Political Candidate James Sears Calls Out Zionism in TV Debate

Jun 23 08:41

‘MISTAKEN’ ETHNIC CLEANSING

The army has admitted the Palestinians were bystanders, saying they were “mistakenly hit” while soldiers were responding to reports that Palestinians were throwing rocks and firebombs on a highway that runs between Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and the town of Modi’in.

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"And we feel really bad about it too! Honest!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Jun 23 08:34

Obama Wants to Stop Subsidizing Israel's Defense Industry

If you want to understand just how special the U.S.-Israel relationship really is, look no further than the annual aid package. Israel is not only the greatest beneficiary of U.S. defense assistance, but also the only one allowed to spend a portion of that assistance on weapons and equipment from its own industry. Everyone else has to buy American.

President Barack Obama is now looking to end this U.S. subsidy of Israel's defense sector, according to U.S. and Israeli officials. They say the "offshore procurement" provision, unique to Israel's aid package, is one of the last obstacles to completing an agreement to extend aid until 2029. Obama would like to phase out the agreement that allows Israel to spend 26 percent of U.S. annual aid at home. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, so far, disagrees.

Jun 23 08:15

Ehud Barak accuses the Netanyahu government of establishing apartheid

The former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, [now] withdrawn from political life, accused the government of Netanyahu of “fascism” (while taking care to clarify, not fascism as the term is understood in relation to the thirties and forties).

Warning against a policy that leads Israel to its downfall, he detailed his successor’s secret plan:

Jun 22 12:45

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign and the two-state vs one-state solution

Blake Alcott urges the PSC to show solidarity for all Palestinians – in Israel and the diaspora, not just in the West Bank and Gaza Strip – and decide whether it supports justice and a one democratic state, or Zionism and a two-state solution.

Jun 22 09:01

ON VIDEO ~~ ISRAELI ATTEMPT TO JUSTIFY ITS RACISM

One would think a group that calls itself “Save Jewish Jerusalem” would hail from the right side of the political spectrum. But when it comes to maintaining Israel’s demographic dominance, it seems there isn’t much of a difference between the Right and Left.

The initiative, which seeks to maintain control over Jerusalem through further disenfranchising its Palestinian residents, released a racist videoon Wednesday, portraying a scenario set in 2020 in which an Arab is elected mayor of the city, after its Palestinian residents (nearly 40 percent of the population) decide to vote in municipal elections. Despite having the right to vote, Palestinians have largely boycotted Jerusalem’s municipal elections for the last 50 years in protest of Israel’s occupation and annexation of East Jerusalem.

Jun 22 08:52

New U.S.-Israel 10-Year Military Aid Deal ‘Very Close’

Nor are Israeli officials conflating talks over a new Memorandum of Understanding – which they hope will amount to $5 billion a year in defense aid – with their concerns that the Obama administration may support international initiatives on Middle East peace at the UN Security Council this fall, the official added.

Jun 22 08:24

Israel’s fear of the “desert” Jews in its midst

Jonathan explains why Israel’s ruling elite is incensed at the possibility of the Palestinian Arabs and Israel’s Arab Jews making common cause, a fear shown by Israel’s defence minister barring a Palestinian official from contacting Arab Jews.

Jun 22 08:21

20 Congress members send Obama letter requesting protection of Palestinian children from Israeli abuses

Twenty Congress members have called on President Obama to take action to protect the rights of Palestinian children.

The lawmakers sent the president a letter on June 20, urging him to appoint a “special envoy for Palestinian youth” in order to monitor the Israeli government’s violation of Palestinian children’s human rights.

The letter (embedded below), notes that Palestinian children are “growing up under military occupation with very few opportunities to improve their lives.”

Jun 21 22:06

The Zionists Did Poison the Well !!

As if all the daily attacks against the natives is not enough, Rabbi Shlomo Mlmad, chairman of the Council of Rabbis in the West Bank settlements, has issued a creed in which he allowed Jewish settlers to poison water in Palestinian villages and cities in the West Bank.

Jun 21 16:08

Israel’s Water Siege Of Palestinians

Neocon domination of the U.S. foreign policy establishment has foreclosed serious debate over Israel’s strangling control of Palestinian water resources and what that means for the future of that ghetto-ized population, as Chuck Spinney explains.

Jun 21 12:38

Palestinian head to speak of Paris talks results at European Parliament

The diplomat reminded that the key task of the elections is to bridge differences between the Hamas and Fatah movements. "We stand for such elections. This step might pave the pave for resolution of further problems," he noted. Abbas will speak at the European Parliament on June 23. A day before that, on June 22, the European Parliament will hear Israeli President Reuben Rivlin...

Jun 21 11:58

The truth behind the charge of anti-Semitism in Britain

Ruth Tenne explores the truth behind recent accusations of “anti-Semitism” against left-wing members of Britain’s Labour Party, highlighting the fact that the accusers are misusing the charge of “anti-Semitism” to silence criticism of Israeli policies.

Jun 21 10:51

Dislike: Facebook names Netanyahu's former advisor 'head of policy'

A longtime senior adviser to Israeli Prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been appointed as Facebook's head of policy and communication in the latest cooperation between the social networking site and the Israeli government to tackle the BDS movement.

Jordana Cutler, also chief of staff at the Israeli embassy in Washington, has joined Facebook's Israel office to oversee the planning and execution of measures taken to combat BDS campaigns.

Cutler's new post was applauded by the minister of public security Gilad Erdan, who announced on Thursday a series of legislative measures taken by his government against promoting the boycott of Israel.

Jun 21 10:34

Israel’s ‘mistaken identity’ embarrassments

On October 18th, an Eritrean refugee, Habtom Zerhom, was mistakenly thought to have been a terrorist after a shooting at the Beersheba main bus station. He was lynched and died from his wounds shortly after. A video of the incident is to be found in this article, and I warn of extremely graphic content. Zerhom, after being shot, is held down under a chair, as an officer of the Israel Prison Authorities smashes a whole row of chairs on his head, to the cheering of a crowd. I have probably not seen a more violent video in my life. The crowd shouts “mehabel” (terrorist), “Kill him!” and “Break his head! Break his head! Son of a prostitute!”

Jun 20 16:35

Video: Finding Freedom Amid Ruins: The Free-Runners Of Gaza

The sport of free-running – or parkour – has found a home with youths in battered Gaza.

Jun 20 07:57

Uri Avnery – Political Pirates of the Mediterranean Sea

But what is really disturbing is that Sarah Netanyahu, who was not elected by anyone, seems to be in charge of all senior public appointments. No one can reach these heights without being interviewed and approved by her personally.

She has appointed all three senior law-enforcement officials: the Legal Advisor (actually the Super-Attorney General), the powerful State Comptroller and the Chief of Police.

If so, this was an act of foresight. Because now the three of them are sitting day and night and consulting each other about what to do with the flood of disclosures about the Netanyahu family’s financial affairs. They desperately want to avoid indicting the Netanyahus for anything, but that becomes increasingly difficult, since they are subject to the supervision of the Supreme Court.

I have already reported on some of these disclosures, but new ones pop up every week. It has become a kind of national sport.

Jun 19 08:38

LATUFF (AND 8,000 OTHERS) THREATENED BY THE ‘JEWISH BRIGADE’

“Dear boycotters” (in French), warned (in English): “We have are a very particular set of skills, skills We have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make us a nightmare for people like you.“Boycotters should understand, we will be scalping you one by one, group by group, organization by organization.”

Jun 19 08:37

A HOT AND DRY RAMADAN IN PALESTINE

Ramadan 2016: Israel ‘cuts off water supply to West Bank’ during Muslim holy month.

Jun 18 16:26

Worship God By Nakba’: Jerusalem march celebrates Israeli occupation with messianic fervor

The Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City was cleared of its Palestinian inhabitants on the eve of the Ramadan holiday, June 5, to make way for a flag procession by Jewish religious nationalists, celebrating Israel conquering the eastern half of the city 49 years earlier.

Store owners, street merchants, and shoppers preparing for that evening’s celebratory feast were driven out of the lanes that fell along the route chosen by march organizers and approved by Israel’s Supreme Court. From a safe distance behind police barricades, Palestinian residents of Jerusalem watched silently as ultra-nationalist Jews paraded through the quarter, singing songs of praise to Yahweh and calling for the ethnic cleansing of non-Jews.

Jun 18 14:26

This Bloody EU Referendum....... Dirty Tricksters Swing into Action

The question whether to remain in the EU or leave has been distorted beyond recognition by political pimps and spivs on both sides of the argument. They were not invited into our living rooms but set themselves up as our advisers all the same.

Jun 18 13:57

Palestinian Authority fiddles while Palestine dwindles

In April, President Abbas, true to form, buckled under international pressure to sacrifice the integrity of the land of Palestine on the altar of another bogus ‘peace’ initiative by friends of Israel.

Jun 17 09:30

WATCH AS ISRAELIS CELEBRATE 49 YEARS OF JERUSALEM’S NAKBA

The Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City was cleared of its Palestinian inhabitants on the eve of the Ramadan holiday, June 5, to make way for a flag procession by Jewish religious nationalists, celebrating Israel conquering the eastern half of the city 49 years earlier.

Tens of thousands of Israelis took hours to stream through the monumental Damascus Gate and weave their way through the alleys of the Muslim Quarter, eventually reaching their final destination, the holy Western Wall plaza, where they were treated to musical performances and a series of speeches by top religious and political officials.

Jun 16 11:58

Gaza: Resistance Through Poetry

This is a translated verse from Mu’in Bseiso’s “Three Walls of the Torture Chamber”. He was, and remains, one of Gaza’s most influential intellectual and renowned poets.

Jun 15 12:18

Protesters Denounce Newseum’s Invitation Of Former Israeli Army Spokesperson

Journalist Max Blumenthal was among a handful of people who interrupted an event featuring former Israeli army spokesperson Avital Leibovich, who has defended the killing of Palestinian journalists

Jun 15 10:52

Israel Just Cut Off Water to Palestine During Ramadan Leaving Tens of Thousands Thirsty

By Matt Agorist

Since 1967, Israel has drastically limited the amount of water flowing to the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Israelis, including settlers, consume five times more water than Palestinians in the West Bank, 350 liters per person per day in Israel compared with 60 liters per Palestinian per day in the West Bank.

However, during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Israel has cut off nearly all water flow to the region. According to a report in Al Jazeera, Mekorot, the main supplier of water to Palestinian towns and cities, siphoned off water supplies to the municipality of Jenin, several Nablus villages and the city of Salfit and its surrounding villages.

Ayman Rabi, the executive director of the Palestinian Hydrology Group, told Al Jazeera on Tuesday that in some areas people had not received water for more than 40 days...

Jun 15 08:15

Israel cuts water supplies in West Bank amid heat and Ramadan

‘Israel has cut water supplies to major areas in the north of the occupied West Bank amid sweltering heat and the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Reports on Wednesday pointed to the move by the Israeli water authority Mekorot, which has affected tens of thousands of Palestinians.

They listed the targeted areas as the municipality of Jenin, several villages in the Nablus area, and the city of Salfit and its surrounding villages.

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Collective punishment is a war crime.

Jun 15 07:16

Israel absolves colonel who shelled clinic to “honor” soldier

The Israeli army has decided not to indict a colonel who ordered the shelling of a clinic in Gaza City’s Shujaiya neighborhood to “honor” a soldier who had been killed by sniper fire.

Instead, the senior officer, Nerya Yeshurun, will merely be reprimanded, a penalty that does not preclude promotions.

In May 2015, The Electronic Intifada revealed a recording of Yeshurun instructing his unit to shell the clinic on 23 July 2014, five days after Israel launched its ground invasion of Gaza.

Jun 14 09:00

Netanyahu: Israel Will Never Accept Arab Peace Initiative as Basis for Talks With Palestinians

Arab nations must revise the deal to reflect Israeli demands, prime minister reiterates. 'If they bring the proposal from 2002 and define it as 'take it or leave it' – we’ll choose to leave it.'

Jun 14 06:39

Israel spin doctors move to exploit Orlando massacre

It is an agonizing list of predominantly young and Latino people who could not have imagined their lives would be cut short in such a horrifying manner as they went out for a night of enjoyment.

But even before all the victims are known, the US and Israeli far right are moving to exploit Mateen’s crime to further a narrative that indicts Muslims collectively and fuels hatred and confrontation.

Jun 14 03:18

Superdelegate Tyranny?

It would appear Clinton has been coronated and not elected.

Too quick to judgment? The Democratic Party establishment and the media now call Hillary Clinton the presumptive nominee to face off Donald Trump in November. Though this is before the Democrats hold their convention and while Clinton is still short of pledged delegates.

Jun 13 10:48

Israel's Silent Allies Are Its Worst Enemy

By now anyone even vaguely aware of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has heard the phrase ''the new anti-Semitism.'' It is a clever propaganda piece aimed at anyone who dares criticize Israel for its illegal occupation of the West Bank and its continued brutalization of Palestinians in Gaza.

But in the space of two days, new critics emerged from within the highest positions of Israel state power. Moshe Ya'alon -- until recently the Israeli Defence Minister -- and Major General Yair Golan, the Israeli army's deputy chief of staff, confirmed what many of Israel's most vociferous (and vilified) critics have been saying for years: that Israel is heading down the road of extremism and racism.

Golan issued a warning that linked attitudes and actions in pre-war Germany with trends in Israel today. ''It's scary to see horrifying developments that took place in Europe begin to unfold here,'' he said.

Jun 13 09:34

30 DAYS JAIL TERM FOR ISRAELI SNIPER WHO “KILLED 13 GAZA CHILDREN IN ONE DAY” TO TERRORIZE PALESTINIANS

In 2014, an Instagram post of David D. Ovadia, an Israel Defence Forces (IDF) combat soldier bragged about killing 13 Palestinian children in one day, sparking outrage on social media. Posing with a Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifle, Ovadia tagged a Palestinian woman Sherrii ElKaderi, and wrote:

“I killed 13 childrens today and ur next f***ing muslims go to hell bitches.”

Jun 13 07:13

Flashback 1994 - Baruch Goldstein kills 29 people and wounds another 150

Baruch Kappel Goldstein (December 9, 1956 – February 25, 1994) was an American born Israeli physician and mass murderer who killed 29 Muslims during Islamic prayers in the Ibrahimi Mosque (within the Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron in 1994. Goldstein was a member of the Jewish fanatical organization, Jewish Defense League. After killing 29 people and wounding another 150 he was disarmed and beaten to death with a fire extinguisher.

(Posted as a comparison to a REAL event versus this Orlando "Political Theater")

Jun 12 09:42

Israeli settler runs over Palestinian shepherd's flock of sheep, kills 25

An Israeli settler ran over a flock of sheep belonging to a Palestinian shepherd near the al-Zubeidat village in the occupied West Bank district of Jericho on Friday, causing the death of 25 of the sheep, according to Palestinian sources.

Palestinian security sources told Ma'an that an Israeli settler was driving at a high speed and ran over the flock of sheep while they were crossing the road.

Jun 12 03:57

Hillary Comes Out as the War Party Candidate

Choosing to speak in San Diego, home base of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, on a platform draped with 19 American flags and preceded by half an hour of military marching music, Hillary Clinton was certain of finding a friendly audience for her celebration of American “strength”, “values” and “exceptionalism”. Cheered on by a military audience, Hillary was already assuming the role to which she most ardently aspires: that of Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.

As usual, she goes for the military solution, ridiculing the notion of diplomacy.

Jun 11 19:25

Unit 8200: Israel’s cyber spy agency

This was a recent graduation ceremony for Magshimim (which roughly translates as “fulfilment”), the three-year after-school programme for 16 to 18-year-old students with exceptional computer coding and hacking skills. Magshimim serves as a feeder system for potential recruits to Unit 8200, the Israeli military’s legendary high-tech spy agency, considered by intelligence analysts to be one of the most formidable of its kind in the world. Unit 8200, or shmone matayim as it’s called in Hebrew, is the equivalent of America’s National Security Agency and the largest single military unit in the Israel Defence Forces.

It is also an elite institution whose graduates, after leaving service, can parlay their cutting-edge snooping and hacking skills into jobs in Israel, Silicon Valley or Boston’s high-tech corridor. The authors of Start-up Nation, the seminal 2009 book about Israel’s start-up culture, described 8200 and the Israeli military’s other elite units as “the nation’s equivalent of Harvard, Princeton and Yale”.

Jun 11 18:57

Basic info on Israel to give to noobs

Jun 11 13:29

Two “Presumptive” Presidential Candidates: Bigots All Around - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

The truth of the matter is that Hillary Clinton, like her Republican opponent, has devolved into an unprincipled opportunist with a growing self-centered myopia thrown into the mix. If she becomes president she will almost certainly be aggressive in her foreign policy, perhaps renewing the Cold War, undermining the Iran nuclear agreement, and embroiling the country in new wars.

Jun 11 07:50

Canada’s Pro-Israel Lobby Attempts to Shut Down “Peaceful Pressure” against Israel’s Systematic Violations of International Law

The latest attempt of the Zionist lobby in Canada to shut down attempts to organize peaceful pressure against the state of Israel’s systematic violations of international law came at what must have seemed an opportune moment. On May 17, the day that Bill 202, “the Standing Up Against Anti-Semitism Act, 2016: An Act respecting participation in boycotts and and other anti-Semitic actions”, was presented to the Ontario provincial legislature in Toronto and quickly passed first reading, Ontario Premier Katherine Wynne was in Israel, where she warmly shook the hand of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Jun 11 07:23

Sanders appointees want Democratic platform to reference Israeli occupation

'For too long the Democratic Party has been beholden to AIPAC,' committee member Cornel West tells platform meeting

Jun 11 04:47

Why Israel is blocking access to its archives

Most of the files should have been accessible after 15 years, with the most top-secret documents locked away for up to 70 years. In many cases, Akevot says, the classified status of documents has expired, but they have still not been made public. Reasons for denial of access are rarely given.

In other instances, documents that were already declassified – some of them decades ago – have been re-sealed and are now unavailable.

Despite the mounting secrecy, historic war crimes are still coming to light.

Jun 10 19:00

Sanders Snubs AIPAC, Trump A Rothschild Tool

Luke Rudkowski of We Are Change revealed that recently Trump has been consulting with the Rockefeller-controlled Council on Foreign Relations for foreign policy advice.

In a recent American Free Press article Michael Collins Piper discusses the heavy Rothschild/Rockefeller influence amongst GOP candidates, including Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. Piper notes that it was Trump who acquired a 93% interest in Resorts International – a long-time CIA/mob drug laundry launched by Rothschild lieutenant Meyer Lansky’s protégé Robert Vesco. Piper writes:

Jun 10 16:33

Rabbi Michael Lerner Blasts Israeli Occupation of Palestinians at Muhammad Ali's Funeral

Berkeley-based rabbi Michael Lerner spoke as a representative of the Jewish faith at Muhammad Ali’s memorial service in Louisville today, and delivered a fiery sermon

Jun 10 11:31

Only Solution to Palestinian Terrorism Is the End of the Occupation

In the wake of the deadly Tel Aviv attack, ministers voice empty bravado and call for collective punishment, thereby just pushing more Palestinians to violence. It's time Israel learned the lesson: Terrorism will continue as long as the occupation does.

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Wow! Even Ha'Aretz is saying the occupation has gone on too long!

Jun 10 10:31

FLASHBACK - ISRAEL & PALESTINE: THE MAPS TELL THE TRUE STORY

How does a defensive action result in the total conquest of someone else's lands? The answer is that it does not. Israel is the aggressor. The maps of Israel then and now prove it.

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Jun 10 10:30

OCCUPATION TO BLAME FOR TEL AVIV TERROR ATTACK

Tel Aviv Mayor Blames Terror Attack on Israel’s Occupation

Jun 10 05:11

In Tel Aviv terror attack, scholar of Israeli-Palestinian conflict becomes its victim

Dr. Michael Feige, who spent his career writing and lecturing about the effects of war and terrorism on the Israeli psyche, was one of the victims of Wednesday night’s terror attack in Sarona Market.

Jun 09 09:09

STANDING WITH ISRAEL IS STANDING ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY

We regret that Governor Cuomo is among those standing on the wrong side of history, and we express our appreciation to the growing number of courageous policymakers and citizens who stand with the Palestinian people today.

Jun 08 18:08

Disseminating Zionist Fascism by Libelling Art

Palestinian-Australian Samah Sawabi’s finely crafted lyrical play, Tales of a City by the Sea, continues to be under fire from B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission Chair, Dvir Abramovich since the play was added to the Victorian curriculum. His accusations against the Palestinian-Australian playwright are preposterously spurious,

Jun 08 18:05

Schoolgirl Leanne Betrayed ……Free-speech organisers pull the plug on her ‘Birds not Bombs’

In a highly-regarded public speaking competition 15 year-old Leanne Mohamad, a pupil at Wanstead High School in London, stood up and gave an impassioned speech about the appalling situation back home in the Holy Land. It was so moving that she won the regional final and a video of her speech was posted on the organisers’ website.

Then a blogger called Edgar Davidson complained and Leanne’s speech was deleted. He said it was “full of ignorant lies and blood libels”.

Jun 08 14:52

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

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

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Jun 08 12:50

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

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

Jun 08 10:00

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

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

Jun 08 08:11

Attacks on BDS websites linked to Israel

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 08 07:59

Guess how Israeli justice system works?

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

Jun 08 07:54

PLO Protests Israel to Chair UN Committee

Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi slammed on Wednesday a decision to nominate Israel to chair a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) legal committee as “asking the wolf to guard the sheep.” “It is ironic that Israel, a state that continues to breach international law and conventions, international humanitarian law and countless UN resolutions, is being nominated to head a legal committee that aims to promote international law and protect basic human rights and freedoms,” Ashrawi said in a statement. By nominating Israel, Ashrawi added, the WEOG bloc was “making a mockery of the international legal system and rewarding Israel for its flagrant violations of international law and acts of collective punishment and violence.” The Palestinian official further called on the regional bloc to withdraw its nomination of Israel, and to “hold it accountable for its persistent violations of international law and human rights.”

Jun 08 03:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 07 15:33

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

By Michaela Whitton

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

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

Jun 07 09:24

BDS ~~ ‘THE WINNING FAILURE’

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

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

Jun 07 07:28

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

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

Jun 07 04:20

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

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

Jun 06 19:44

Hillary Clinton: Electing a Foreign Spy for President?

As Sherlock Holmes would say, “We are entering in deep waters, Watson”.

The executive leadership now faces the problem of how to deal with a traitor, who may be the Democratic Party nominee for US President. How do the executive leadership and intelligence agencies back a foreign spy for president, who has been deeply compromised and can be blackmailed? This may explain why the FBI, NSA, and CIA hesitate to press charges; hesitate to even seriously investigate, despite the obvious nature of her offenses. Most of all it explains why there is no indication of the identity of Secretary Clinton’s correspondents in the various reports so far available.

Jun 06 15:42

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

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

Jun 06 13:56

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

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

Jun 06 06:46

Israel has destroyed $74 million worth of EU projects

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

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

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

Jun 06 06:10

A Short History of the Colonization of Palestine

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

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Jun 05 15:33

Israel’s political and media cesspit

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

Jun 05 10:58

Israeli Woman Lied About Rape, Palestinian Kid Still Faces Prison

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

Jun 05 07:27

The French peace initiative 'emptied of all substance'

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

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

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Merde!

Jun 05 05:15

Vanishing Palestine: The making of Israel's occupation

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

Jun 05 05:07

Sanders v. Clinton on Palestine: No Contest

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

Jun 03 09:14

PINKWASHING ISRAELI WAR CRIMES

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

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

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