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Sep 27 09:45

#JeSuisPalestinian!

“Palestinian citizens of Israel are its Achilles’ heel; they refuse to become Zionists, refuse to leave Israel, and refuse to vanish into thin air. And, increasingly, they are refusing to remain silent.”

Sep 27 09:45

70 AMERICAN INTELLECTUALS THAT ARE ACTUALLY INTELLECTUAL

More than 70 American intellectuals called for a targeted boycott of all goods and services from Israeli West Bank settlements.

The boycott call, an open letter, was published in the most recent issue of the New York Review of Books, which is dated Oct. 13.

Among the signers are Bernard Avishai, Peter Brooks, Peter Beinhart, Todd Gitlin and Martin Sherwin.

Sep 26 13:40

Norway’s theatre shows true grit our politicans lack

Perhaps the National Theatre of Norway can succeed where others have failed in getting across to world leaders the truth about Israel’s crimes against humanity.

Watch, listen and understand, Clinton and Trump, and hang your heads in shame for what you have become.

If you've never bothered, please do some homework on the subject before it's too late. And don't forget to apologize.

Sep 26 08:42

UPDATED ~~ MORE IMAGES OF THE DAY ~~ FACEBOOK DELETES PALESTINE YET AGAIN

Sep 26 08:41

NEW VIDEO ~~ DROP THE WALL! … END AIPAC NOW!!!

Sep 26 07:34

New attack on free speech: Pro-Israel groups wage war on campus freedom

College campuses traditionally have been the sites of social and political protest — the combination of youth, intellectual energy, free speech, and academic freedom is a powerful catalyst for vibrant and often heated debate. Given the strain this can sometimes place on the equilibrium of universities, it is not surprising to see limits placed on speech and action. What is unusual is for pressure to come from groups outside the university. That’s precisely what is happening today when it comes to the topic of Israel and Palestine, and the overreach of some pro-Israel organizations into campus free speech is such that even those who oppose an academic boycott of Israel have condemned their actions.

Sep 26 07:33

'I still have nightmares': 13yo girl shot 5 times by Israeli soldiers speaks to RT

“The Israeli soldiers spoke to me, but I couldn't understand them, so some Arab workers explained. They asked me to take my bag off my back and put it down. I removed my bag. I said I wanted to see where my aunt died. They asked for my aunt's name and I answered...then they opened fire on me. The two soldiers said, 'This one is a terrorist,' and ordered the others to open fire,” she said.

Sep 25 12:35

‘Beholden to AIPAC’ — progressive senators

Senators Warren, Murphy, Brown sign letter seeking to limit Obama’s actions...

The news that many progressive US senators as well as vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine signed on to an Israel lobby letter designed to limit President Obama’s actions against the Israeli occupation, now nearly 50 years old, has been widely reported, but the plain facts need to be stated.

Yesterday the Israel lobby group AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, flexed its muscle against President Obama and on the side of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu by posting a letter signed by 88 senators warning President Obama not to back any international measures that would pressure Israel to withdraw from occupied territories.

Sep 25 09:18

IN PHOTOS ~~ NETANYAHU’S MINION OF ABOMINATIONS

Sep 25 09:18

SEE HOW PRIVATE DONATIONS TO ISRAEL HELP DESTROY PALESTINE

’ruah’s new campaign asks the Jewish National Fund to be fully transparent about where American Jewish donations are being spent, and to stop using these donations on projects in the settlements.

“People who are putting their dollar bills in a JNF (box), or writing a check to buy a tree, might want to know that instead of buying a tree in Israel … that their money might be going to developments in the settlements which block peace,” said Rabbi Jill Jacobs, T’ruah’s executive director.

Sep 25 09:17

IMAGES OF THE DAY ~~ FACEBOOK DELETES PALESTINE YET AGAIN

Facebook disables accounts of Palestinian editors

Sep 25 08:56

Palestine committee calls for ending child detentions

At least 1,000 Palestinian children have been detained by Israeli forces since the beginning of the year, says the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs.

Sep 25 07:47

Facebook apologizes for disabling Palestinian journalists’ accounts

Facebook says it made a mistake in disabling the accounts of journalists who administer the pages of two of the most widely read Palestinian publications on the Internet.

“The pages were removed in error and restored as soon as we were able to investigate,” a Facebook spokesperson has told The Electronic Intifada. “Our team processes millions of reports each week, and we sometimes get things wrong. We’re very sorry about this mistake.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And when was the last time Facebook "accidentally" deleted the accounts of Israel journalists?

Sep 25 07:46

Tell Jerry Brown: Veto AB 2844

Dear Governor Brown,

I urge you to veto AB 2844, an unconstitutional and costly attack on Californians’ free speech and the movement for Palestinian human rights.

AB 2844 chills free speech by falsely associating legal and time-honored boycotts for human rights with unlawful discrimination, and by creating a vague new crime in the process. The bill could cost California taxpayers over $140 million (Department of Finance estimate) and unknown additional sums for fielding complaints and lawsuits.

Although the title and some of the content of AB 2844 have changed over time, its intent remains the same: to stigmatize and suppress protected political speech, especially advocacy for Palestinian human rights through the nonviolent tactics of boycott, divestment and sanctions.

Stop this attack on Californians’ free speech. Veto AB 2844.

Sep 25 07:45

Call Governor Brown Now!

AB2844, a bill which threatens to criminalize boycotts was approved by the California legislature. Act now to demand that Governor Brown stand with activists for justice and equality and veto AB2844.

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After hitting the submit button, a call script will appear on your screen and you will recieve a phone call from a 510 number, pick up the call and you will be connected to Governor Brown's office.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is more than just abut Palestine. Israel is trying to end the First Amendment right to protest! Take a stand now.

Sep 24 20:35

END AIPAC (Pink Floyd sample)|| T.U.T

Sep 24 08:09

Abbas and Levy issue calls to end Nakba denial

Yesterday, coincidentally, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli columnist Gideon Levy both spoke of the burden of the Nakba on their societies, and the world. Excerpts below. The only reflection on reading these commentaries is, Why are these thoughts not being published in our mainstream American journals?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The stories about 6 million Jews from WW1 and WW2 are to be accepted as unquestionable fact despite scarce and often fraudulent evidence, but the well-documented Nakba is banned from any mention in the corporate media.

Sep 23 10:06

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

The truth is that far from being the poor victim it likes to portray itself as, Israel is in fact the most aggressive and belligerent nation in the region, having invaded pretty much everyone it shares a border with.

The following maps show just who is wiping who off of the map!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One of Israel's biggest propaganda lies is that there never were any Palestinians, nor a Palestine, and Israel simply grabbed a "land without a people for a people without a land."

It was, of course, just another lie. This article shows you the truth.

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Sep 23 10:05

Accept Palestine or face ‘sea of hatred,’ Jordanian king warns Israel

Speaking at the UN General Assembly, Abdullah accuses Jewish state of attempting to alter status quo on Temple Mount

Sep 22 21:40

Israel in 60 seconds


Forcibly annexing land and building Jewish only colonies for religious fanatics is racist and insane.
There are Japanese subtitles
god is Not a Real Estate Agent

Sep 22 09:29

OBAMA’S FINAL ACT AGAINST PALESTINE

Whenever a US president prepares to leave office, diplomats and Middle East specialists in think tanks urge him to make a final push for an Israeli-Palestinian “peace” deal.

I predicted more than once that Obama would be a disastrous president for the Palestinians and that the hopes so many invested in him were delusional. Sadly, I was right and the think tankers were wrong.

Sep 22 09:28

#InIsrael ~~ MORE PINKWASHING TO COVER UP WAR CRIMES

Avi Mayer, spokesman for the Jewish Agency for Israel and a prolific tweeter, called the ad “awesomewashing.” He was playing on the term “pinkwashing,” an accusation often levied against Israel that the government uses its record on gay rights to hide its crimes against Palestinians.

Sep 22 08:32

Israeli troops photographed beating unarmed Palestinian during 'routine check'

Israeli soldiers have been photographed brutally detaining a Palestinian man in Hebron on Tuesday. One of the five troops in the vicinity could be seen kicking the man, while another soldier pinned the Palestinian to the floor with his knee.

The incident took place near a Jewish neighborhood in Hebron, with the Israeli soldiers saying that the man was resisting arrest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You know, if I am being kicked and beaten, I tend to resist, too!

Sep 21 09:28

THE DEAL TO ERASE PALESTINE COMPLETELY

The clearest message from Israel’s new aid package is one delivered to the Palestinians: Washington sees no pressing strategic interest in ending the occupation. It stood up to Netanyahu over the Iran deal but will not risk a damaging clash with Israel and its loyalists in Congress over Palestinian statehood.

Sep 21 09:27

#InGaza ~~ A POEM TO MAKE YOU WEEP

This poem was written by a German friend, Christopher Ben Kushka, a courageous activist for human rights and Palestinian liberation . It is not easy to speak out for Palestine in Germany. He is a teacher who is having a very hard time , threatened by Benjamin Weinthal and the lunatics and ideologues trying to harm him. He writes that 85% of Germans are indifferent or think it is a 50:50 conflict. Like me, he has been dropped like a hot potato for his views considered extreme. He is also shut down from taking part in public discourse.

Sep 21 08:38

UK – London Church Exhibit on West Bank Checkpoints Sparks Local Jews’ anti-Israel Fears

Entitled ‘You cannot pass today,’ the display was organized to coincide with the World Council of Churches’ World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel. Rabbi Barry Marcus of the Central Synagogue told the Times of London that he was concerned that the exhibition would demonize Israel. “Why the hell is a church wasting resources on fanning the flames of anti-Semitism? They should be ashamed.”

Sep 20 13:34

US aid deal gives green light to Israel’s erasure of Palestine

Jonathan Cook says the latest US military aid package to Israel – the largest in US history – is a clear signal to the Palestinians that Washington sees no pressing strategic interest in ending the Israeli occupation.

Sep 20 12:59

Never mention the J-word – it’s not applicable to Palestine!

Stuart Littlewood highlights the absence of the word “justice” when European and US politicians talk about peace in the Holy Land, and notes the other ruses used by Israel and its apologists to avoid justice for the Palestinians.

Sep 20 11:04

TRAILER: THE OCCUPATION OF THE AMERICAN MIND: ISRAEL'S PR WAR IN US

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BUMP TO THE TOP AT READER REQUEST: Will be shown Saturday, September 24 at 2:30 PM, La Jolla Public Library, 7555 Draper Ave. La Jolla, CA (near San Diego).

Sep 20 10:54

Multi-billion Dollar Weapons Deals: Why the US Backs Israel

If multibillion-dollar weapons deals are any measure, Israel and the US have never been closer.

This past week, despite a reported personal rift between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the US and Israel signed a pact that contains the largest pledge of military assistance to a single country in US history. The ten-year agreement will provide $3.8 billion of aid yearly to Israel — up from the $3.1 billion awarded to Israel in the countries’ previous decade-long deal.

In justifying the largesse, commentators and officials have pointed to the threat of a resurgent Iran and ISIS. The deal, National Security Advisor Susan Rice said at a press conference, “will ensure that Israel has the support it needs to defend itself.”

Yet the diplomatic platitudes are less illuminating than a statement Netanyahu made a year ago at the Knesset: “I am asked if we will forever live by the sword,” the prime minister said, then gave his answer: “Yes.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That the US government is supplying both money and weapons to a wretchedly apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy with nuclear weapons, does not bode well for peace, either in the Middle East, or the world.

Sep 20 09:26

IN PHOTOS ~~ PROTEST AGAINST APARTHEID

Sep 20 09:16

Israel To Get 38 Billion Dollars US Aid Package — Good Idea ?

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 — President Barack Obama‘s administration pledged the United States’ largest-ever military aid package to Israel on Wednesday — nearly $40 billion over 10 years.

A "memorandum of understanding" committing the US to providing $38 billion in military aid to Israel over the next ten years.

Sep 20 07:50

UC Berkeley reinstates Palestine course, but tried to change content

UC Berkeley has reinstated a student-led class on the history of Palestine suspended on 13 September, following sustained outcry by students, members of faculty, lawyers and supporters of campus free speech and academic freedom.

More than 40 off-campus Israel-aligned groups – along with the campus’ Hillel chapter – had pressured the university and its outgoing chancellor, Nicholas Dirks, to censor the class.

The groups claimed it was a venue for “political indoctrination.”

There are indications that an Israeli government official and the heads of Israeli universities also acted to pressure the Berkeley administration.

Sep 19 13:24

Gazans Create Makeshift Furniture As Israel Restricts Entry Of Goods

It’s almost impossible for people in the Palestinian territory of Gaza to get hold of many of the items which are essential for daily life.

Sep 19 08:46

IN PHOTOS ~~ DEMO AT G4S ~~ GET OUT OF PALESTINE AND STANDING ROCK!

On September 16, people gathered at the NYC office of G4S demanding G4S get out of Palestine and Standing Rock North Dakota USA-where recently G4S security guards released some dogs on the “PROTECTERS” of their Native historic lands against the attempt to lay an oil pipeline(the Dakota Access Pipeline) through their lands.

At the end of the protest the protesters marched through the public access of the building loudly chanting “G4S out of Palestine and Standing Rock” much to the consternation of the building’s security guards.

Sep 19 08:45

TRANSFORMATION OF A SELF HATING JEW TO A TERRORIST

According to the ‘logic’ of the present day elders of zion I have always been a ‘self hating Jew’. This was merely because I refuse to hate anyone else … does that make any sense to you?

It seems that times have changed and new definitions have been added to the zio-dictionary … Now I am a terrorist. The reason being that I am a part of and supporter of the BDS Movement. Have you ever heard of a terrorist that refuses to kill? Have you heard of one that refuses to support those who do?? Now you have!

Sep 18 14:03

Berkeley Bans A Palestine Class

Suspending a course in the middle of a semester is one of the most serious actions a university can take. On Sept. 13, Dean Carla Hesse of the University of California at Berkeley did exactly that to a student-taught DeCal class about Palestine.

Sep 18 08:52

WOMEN SET SAIL TO FREE GAZA

Two vessels with all-female crews set sail for Gaza from Spain on Wednesday in an attempt to break the nine-year Israeli blockade on the coastal Mediterranean strip. The “Women’s Boat to Gaza” is the fourth of its kind, captained by women-only, with 30 female activists and high-ranking officials aboard the Arabic-named Zaytouna (“Olive”) and the Amal (“hope”).

The organization said in a statement the boats are on a course to pierce Israel’s maritime control over Gaza’s borders, and in doing so, raise awareness of conditions inside of the Strip.

“While our focus is on opposing the blockade against the Palestinian people of Gaza, we see this in the larger context of supporting the right to freedom of movement for all Palestinians,” the group said on their website. “The Occupation daily violates the rights of Palestinians to move freely around their country and to leave and return to their country, as guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”

Sep 17 13:45

9/11: 15 Years Of A Transparent Lie — Paul Craig Roberts

There are many conspiracy theories about 9/11. The US government’s own expanation of 9/11 is a conspiracy theory in which a few Saudi Arabians outwitted the American national security state. Little doubt that many of the more imaginative conspiracy theories were created for the purpose of stigmatizing any skepticism, no matter how well reasoned and supported, of the official story.

These groups of qualified and experienced people say that the official story of 9/11 is false.

Sep 16 09:51

Pro-Israel Stance Means US Leaders Won’t Try to Revive Middle East Peace Process

The United States’ unquestioning support of Israel ensures that the Middle East peace process and the prospect of an independent Palestinian state are both dead, US analysts told Sputnik.

Sep 16 09:22

US aid to Israel ‘meaningless,’ to be used against Palestine: Analyst

The recent military deal between the United States and Israel is meaningless in that it will return to America’s pockets in exchange for more weapons that will be used against Palestinians, says E. Michael Jones, a political analyst in Indiana.

Sep 16 07:37

Facebook And Israel Officially Announce Collaboration To Censor Social Media Content

By Whitney Webb

Following Facebook’s censorship controversy over a world famous photograph of the Vietnam War, Facebook has agreed to “work together” with Israel’s government to censor content Israeli officials deem to be improper. Facebook officially announced the “cooperative” arrangement after a meeting took place between Israeli government ministers and top Facebook officials on September 11th. The Israeli government’s frenzied push to monitor and censor Facebook content it deems inappropriate follows the viral success of BDS, or Boycott, Divest, Sanctions, a global non-violent movement that works to expose Israeli human rights violations...

Sep 15 08:37

Israeli Jets Bombard Gaza Strip in New Airstrikes

Israeli military aircraft carried out three air strikes against areas in the Gaza Strip in yet another act of aggression against the besieged coastal territory.

Sep 14 09:30

FREEDOM VINDICATED ON CAMPUS

Two lawyers hired by the City University of New York to investigate alleged instances of anti-Semitism found that expressions of political opposition to the State of Israel are not inherently anti-Semitic, and that such expressions are protected under the First Amendment.

Sep 13 14:42

Israel’s bogus civil war

Jonathan Cook disputes that Israelis are divided over the occupation, and says those who are genuinely opposed to Israel’s expansionist ambitions can leave or stay and fight to demand dignity and freedom for the Palestinians.

Sep 13 11:57

Palestine expects meeting with Israel in Moscow later this year

Palestine expects that a meeting with the Israeli leadership will be held in Moscow before the end of the year, Palestine’s Ambassador to Russia Abdel Hafez Nofal told TASS.
Lavrov says Moscow ready to host Abbas-Netanyahu meeting if it is 'their choice' http://tass.com/politics/899480

Sep 13 09:39

NETANYAHU’S LATEST LIE GOING VIRAL ON THE NET AS IT ANGERS THE WEST

On his official Facebook page yesterday, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu posted a speech in English. The concept here is so novel, that the text merits full presentation:

Sep 13 09:38

JEWISH STUDENTS REJECT THE LIES ABOUT BDS

Writing in the Forward, Seffi Kogen suggests that BDS pushes Jewish students out of social justice work on campuses across the country — because, when faced with the choice between supporting activism and supporting Israel, Jews have to choose Israel. But the problem facing Jewish student activists isn’t BDS or intersectionality: it’s the occupation, and the Jewish establishment’s support for an unjust status quo.

Sep 12 10:33

Barcelona Hosts Women’s Boat to Gaza (WBG) for their inaugural

From September 12-14, the sailing vessels Amal-Hope and Zaytouna-Oliva will moor at Bosch i Alsina dock in the port of Barcelona where various events (concerts, talks, nonviolent workshops, a street parade and visits to the boats) will take place as farewell for the women leaving to break the blockade on Gaza.

Sep 12 07:05

Is Bibi A Lizard?

Netanyahu's recent ethnic-cleansing video offers us a spectacular glimpse into Jewish identity politics and the ease with which the Jews morph between ideology and political stance. In the video below, PM Netanyahu accuses the Palestinians and their supporters, by making it a condition of peace that Israel withdraws its illegal settlement, of leanings towards ethnic cleansing

Sep 11 11:05

IN PHOTOS ~~ ANTI BDS BILL MEETS RESISTANCE FROM NEW YORKERS

When about 100 supporters of Palestinian human rights gathered in a hearing room at City Hall to voice their objections to an anti-1st amendment free speech resolution which opposes BDS, they didn’t expect a free inquiry into what BDS was or why this form of non-violent protest was a historically time honored form of protesting injustice going back, in American history, to the Boston Tea Party. But neither did they expect abject rudeness, a total lack of professionalism, and blatant hostility from a body of lawmakers purporting to represent all New Yorkers, not just Zionist supporters of current Israeli policy.

Sep 10 15:45

Could Hamas's Haniyeh steer a course to freedom?

Stuart Littlewood welcomes the prospect of Ismail Haniyeh replacing Khaled Meshaal as Hamas leader, and hopes that if he does he would amend Hamas’s charter – presently a gift to Israel – and attend to the Palestinians’ communications deficit.

Sep 10 11:22

Netanyahu 'ethnic cleansing' comment against Palestinians draws U.S. rebuke

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday said the Palestinians wanted to form a state devoid of a Jewish population and termed it "ethnic cleansing", drawing sharp criticism from the United States.

In a video message, Netanyahu said in reference to the removal of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, "The Palestinian leadership actually demands a Palestinian state with one pre-condition: No Jews. There's a phrase for that: It's called ethnic cleansing. And this demand is outrageous."

Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has stated that a future Palestinian state would not permit a single Israeli settler to live within its borders.

After viewing the video clip that was circulated on social media, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said at a briefing in Washington that the Israeli leader's words were "inappropriate and unhelpful."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu; so what, please, do we call the brisk annexation of Palestinians from the West Bank and East Jerusalem, coupled with Israeli serial genocide against them?!?

IS THAT, sir, not "ethnic cleansing"?!?

Blaming the Palestinians for the wrongs done against them by the Israeli state and military is not working anymore, sir; I thought you would want to know!!

Sep 10 10:01

Mahmoud Abbas and the Tale of KGB Moles

Western media have been making the most of the claim that Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the Palestinian Authority, was a KGB agent in Damascus in the 1980s. The news broke on Israel's Channel 1 and was reported by major media outlets globally.

Israeli researchers with the Truman Institute at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez said they came across a document implicating Abbas while studying the famed Mitrokhin archive, smuggled into Britain in 1992 by KGB defector Vasily Mitrokhin.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Anything produced by Israel is automatically suspect, but in this case, the story is fairly weak. Mitrokhin claimed he made handwritten notes at work and smuggled them out of the KGB offices in his shoes and pockets, every night for 12 years. Given extremely tight security procedures at, probably the most secretive organization in the world, how credible is his claim? Was he not making his notes from memory in the safety of his home, rather than at work? And what exactly is in those handwritten notes that are still classified by MI5?

Sep 10 09:11

French army has a secret plan to ethnically cleanse Muslims from the country with help from the Israeli military, claims political commentator

The French army has a secret plan to ethnically cleanse Muslims from France with the help of Israeli military 'specialists', according to a controversial political commentator.

Eric Zemmour said that the onslaught against an Islamic community of some five million people already has a name - Operation Brambles - and will be based on recent campaigns against Palestinian Arabs in Gaza.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is an obvious contradiction here that I will point out. The people of Gaza OWN Gaza. They have lived there for hundreds of generations. It is the Israelis who are the invaders.

In France, the Muslim refugeess are the invaders.

Sep 10 09:08

Palestinians slandered on 9/11

Sep 10 08:56

US slams Netanyahu for comparing opposition to settlement policy with “ethnic cleansing”

Washington has berated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for using the term “ethnic cleansing” to describe the Palestinian Authority’s aspirations to create its own state, saying Netanyahu’s choice of words is “inappropriate and unhelpful.”

In a video message posted on Netanyahu’s FB account, the PM that he has “always been perplexed by the notion” that the “Jewish community in Judea and Samaria [the Israeli name for the West Bank] is an obstacle for peace.”

He went on to imply that requesting the dismantlement of illegal Israeli settlements on Palestine territory constitutes an “outrageous demand” equivalent to a call for “ethnic cleansing.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That's kind of like when someone steals your car and you demand it back, the thief claims you are being greedy!

Sep 08 14:59

Is Israel Pushing For A Palestinian Civil War?

Division within Palestinian society has reached unprecedented levels, becoming a major hurdle on the path of any unified strategy to end Israel’s violent occupation or to rally Palestinians behind a single objective.

Sep 08 09:35

RICKY MARTIN PLANNING TO SHAKE HIS BOOTY FOR APARTHEID

He WAS one of my favourites till he decided to play in Tel Aviv next week.

Martin, himself a victim of occupation should know better …. but obviously doesn’t.

Sep 08 09:34

CAUGHT ON VIDEO ~~ LINEUP OF PALESTINIAN CHILDREN

This video shows Israeli occupation forces raiding the home of Karam Maswadeh in the West Bank city of Hebron.

Combatants from the Israeli Border Police enter the house and demand the whereabouts of Maswadeh’s son. Unable to find the child, the soldiers seize two other boys, aged 11 and 12.

Sep 07 09:31

GAZA’S UNDERGROUND SIEGE

Israel is planning to build a massive concrete wall which will extend below ground along the Gaza Strip border, Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper has revealed. The barrier is aimed at combating the threat posed by Hamas tunnels crossing into the country from Gaza.
The wall, which will stretch along the 96km (60 mile) border around the Gaza Strip, will extend several dozen meters below the ground, and will also be present above the ground. It is estimated to cost US$568 million.

The costly plan – aimed at tackling Hamas terror tunnels – was cleared for publication by Israel’s military censor, according to Ynet, a website affiliated with Yedioth Ahronoth.The wall will be the third defense system of its kind to be erected along the border.

The first 60km (37 mile) barrier was constructed in 1994, following the Oslo Accords. The second was built following Israel’s decision to disengage from Gaza in 2005. However, neither system proved successful in combating the threat of attack tunnels.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The tunnels are primarily used to smuggle food and other needed supplies to the people of Gaza.

Sep 06 09:12

ISRAEL DECLARES FULL SCALE WAR AGAINST BDS MOVEMENT

This report from Israel’s state broadcaster, subtitled in English by activist Ronnie Barkan, shows Vaknin-Gil vowing to defeat the BDS movement in her testimony to the Knesset committee. It also shows the committee’s chair, Stav Shaffir, complaining that the government is revealing almost nothing about how it is spending the huge sums allocated to the anti-BDS effort.

Sep 04 13:50

The New Anti-Semitism and its Background— An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

It has been 71 years since the end of the Holocaust. Initially, the world took that horror show as a serious lesson, and the international community created laws against acts of genocide. Those who, even after the public revelation of the Nazi killing fields, still held anti-Semitic opinions kept them to themselves, and as time passed, this particular form of bigotry seemed to be fading away. And, indeed, that might have been its fate if it weren’t for the strange fact that some of the victims of anti-Semitism, in this case a subset of the Jews known as Zionists (those devoted to the founding of a Jewish state), proved susceptible to catching the disease of their oppressors. The Zionists took up their own form of virulent bigotry against Palestinians, and in reaction, this encouraged a new round of anti-Semitism. 

Sep 04 09:31

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Sep 04 09:31

MY HILL IS COVERED WITH BLOOD ~~ MAN’S BEST FRIEND IS ISRAEL’S ENEMY

This is the result of fear, intolerance and hatred of life… is easier kill and forget .. than to take care and keep .. a home for 5 souls that possibly no one will remember .. if somebody kills an innocent life .. what can we hope for? This was an act of our protectors, the police and agents. but They prefer a world with out compromise and a comfort zone .. and live there rather than go out and see that it’s our responsibility. They prefer to erase than give our time our life our love .. this way I think that it is better to empty this earth of human beings … especially this class of people .. peace to our baby’s!

Sep 04 09:15

Israeli captain: “I will make you all disabled

Youth in Dheisheh refugee camp say threat of permanent injury will not stop protests during Israeli army raids. Wisam Hashlamoun APA images

The Israeli army invaded the Dheisheh refugee camp near the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem early Friday morning last week.

Soldiers shot the legs of two youths among those confronting the raiding army.

Sep 03 15:50

Israel’s “rapidly approaching" civil war

Uri Avnery examines the growing rift among Israeli Jews, in the light of a former intelligence chief’s warning of a rapidly approaching intra-Jewish civil war, and argues that the occupation could be what is keeping Israel united.

Sep 03 06:42

Palestinians urge Turkish people to reject Israel ties

While strongly supporting the aspirations of the people of Turkey to restore and enhance democracy and respect for human rights and international law, the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) denounces the rapprochement agreement signed in June by the Turkish government with Israel and ratified by Turkey last month.

This agreement undermines internationally sanctioned Palestinian rights and aspirations.

Sep 02 21:45

Palestine distorted by US media but why?

Sep 02 14:32

Israel To Color-Code ‘Good’ And ‘Bad’ Palestinians

Launched this month, as much of the world was on holiday, Avigdor Lieberman’s plan for the Palestinians – retooling Israel’s occupation – received less attention than it should.

Defence minister since May, Lieberman has been itching to accelerate Israel’s annexation by stealth of the West Bank.

Sep 02 10:30

Ex-Israeli general admits he was 'commander of occupation’

A former high-ranking Israeli military figure has described the Tel Aviv regime as the "champion" of the occupation that has turned into an "art" form.

“We brought the occupation to a level of art. We are the world champions of occupation. I was head of Central Command. The commander of the occupation,” Major General Gadi Shamni, the former head of the Israeli army’s Central Command and a former military attaché in the United States, said in a speech at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya on Wednesday.

Elsewhere in his remarks, he claimed that the "only acceptable solution" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict "is a separation agreement from the Palestinians," because, he said, the "Palestinians will not accept the continuation of the endless Israeli occupation."

Sep 02 08:32

#InPalestine ~~ THE POLITICS OF WATER AND SEWAGE

The lack of adequate sewage treatment poses a serious risk to public health. During the winter rains, wastewater overflows its containment pipes, creating a higher risk of contaminating groundwater.

Sep 02 07:30

Israel 'approves 464 settlement homes in West Bank'

Israel has approved the construction of 285 new homes at Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, according to the settlement watchdog Peace Now.

A 234-unit nursing home in Elkana, 30 houses in Beit Arye and 20 in Givat Zeev got the go-ahead on Tuesday.

Retrospective permits were also issued for 179 existing homes in Ofarim.

The US said it was "deeply concerned" and warned that settlement expansion posed a "very serious and growing threat" to peace with the Palestinians.

Sep 02 07:11

US court throws out $655 million verdict against Palestinian Authority

In February 2015, a jury awarded plaintiffs, 11 American families whose relatives were victims of the attacks, $218.5 million of the original $1 billion dollars sought in damages.

Damages in cases filed under the Anti-Terrorism Act are automatically tripled, making the total the PA would have been required to pay $655.5 million.

But the federal appeals court in New York found on Wednesday that the US federal district court in Manhattan lacked the jurisdiction to try the civil case.

The case had been initiated by the lawfare group Shurat HaDin in 2004.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israeli Shurat - HaDin is an agency supported by Netanyahu's office and Israeli Knesset to engage in "lawfare" as a device to bankrupt all adversaries of Israel using US courts.

This is a case of Justice turned upside down when the forces of military occupiers are suing the occupied victims using the power of US courts.

Sep 01 11:38

Vice Photospreads Present ‘Girly, Teenage’ Side Of Israeli Occupation

For the second time in the last five months, Vice has run a bizarre, titillating photo spread of “girlish,” “teenage” Israeli soldiers that manages to be obtuse and borderline creepy at the same time.

Photos From the Everyday Lives of Young Female Israeli Soldiers (3/15/16)
The Defiant Femininity of Israel’s Female Soldiers (8/29/16)

Sep 01 09:03

COLOUR CODED PALESTINIANS

Defense Ministry will produce a map of the West Bank marking in green and red the areas where, respectively, “good” and “bad” Palestinians live.

Sep 01 05:49

Israel tells Palestinians: Our textbooks or no funding

Occupied East Jerusalem - As tens of thousands of Palestinian children across occupied East Jerusalem begin a new school year on September 1, teachers, parents and human rights groups have raised concerns over a controversial funding proposal that would only benefit schools that drop the Palestinian curriculum in favour of an Israeli equivalent.

Aug 31 15:00

Israel to colour-code “good” and “bad” Palestinians

Jonathan Cook says Israel has resurrected a failed policy to sustain its occupation, comprising sticks and carrots, side-stepping Palestinian leaders by relying on collaborators, and an online propaganda campaign.

Aug 31 12:47

ISRAEL TO SPECIFY WEST BANK ‘COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT’ ZONE

Carrot and stick carve-up will not work for Israel. Launched this month, as much of the world was on holiday, Avigdor Lieberman’s plan for the Palestinians – retooling Israel’s occupation – received less attention than it should. Defence minister since May, Mr Lieberman has been itching to accelerate Israel’s annexation by stealth of the West Bank. His “carrot and stick” plan has three components. First, he intends to sideline the Palestinian Authority (PA) in favour of a new local leadership of “notables” hand-picked by Israel.

Aug 31 09:44

Israel’s Retroactive Legalization Leading to Boom in ‘Pirate’ Settler Outposts in West Bank

Nothing happens quickly in the occupied West Bank. Israel has an ever-growing network of settlements across the occupied territory, and a far-right coalition government heavily dependent on settlers’ political support, and full of political figures calling for settlement expansions to spite the Palestinians.

So when self-proclaimed “outpost entrepreneur” Shimon Riklin brings a few ramshackle trailers into the West Bank and occupies some hilltop, officials have little reason to care, and even if the Palestinians complain, there is little incentive to do anything about it.

This has led to the founding of a separate network of around 100 “pirate outposts” founded by settlers in direct violation of Israeli law, and virtually always on land they don’t have any pretense of owning. They have one thing on their side, and that’s time.

Aug 31 05:52

Israeli tanks enter Gaza Strip, fire live rounds at Palestinian farmers

Palestinian sources say several Israeli battle tanks, escorting bulldozers, have entered the central part of the besieged Gaza Strip, and fired a number of shots at Palestinians gathering to stop the ravaging of farms.

The sources, speaking anonymously, said four Israeli tanks and two armored bulldozers advanced more than 150 meters into farming lands east of the Bureij refugee camp on Wednesday morning, and bulldozed them while unmanned aerial vehicles flew overhead, the International Middle East Media Center reported.

They added that the soldiers also fired many live rounds to keep Palestinian farmers out of their own lands during the invasion.

Aug 30 23:21

FREE PALESTINE

Aug 30 14:27

The Muslim Brotherhood's divisive dress code for women

Nureddin Sabir says the proliferation of the Muslim veil, including the controversial swimwear, the “burkini”, is an indicator of the spread of a pernicious ideology propagated by the Muslim Brotherhood and should concern everyone of us.

Aug 30 07:25

Israel wants to bulldoze this ramshackle village, but Europe is providing life support

Israel’s military authority in the West Bank wants to demolish the Palestinian community, contending that the ramshackle structures, made of old tires and weathered tarpaulins, were built without permits and must come down.

The Palestinian residents insist they are not squatters but heirs to the land they have farmed and grazed since the Ottoman era.

Aug 29 13:32

Israeli Intelligence Officers Accompany Extremist Settlers in Raid on Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli settlers and intelligence officers forced their way into al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem, according to local sources.

Witnesses said that a group of hardline Israeli settlers accompanied by intelligence officers broke into the Islamic holy site, WAFA reported.

There were no reports of clashes between the entering settlers and worshipers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu is trying to start a war!

Aug 29 09:04

ISRAEL’S INTIFADA CAUGHT ON VIDEO

When you hear the word ‘Intifada’ you think of a Palestinian uprising ….

Below are videos of the zionist Intifada, where not a stone is thrown, but bullets are in their stead.

This video of Mustafa Adel Al-Khatib, 17, being shot in the back and killed in the Old City last year.

Aug 29 09:03

IMAGE OF THE DAY ~~ THANK YOU CELTICS! LOVE FROM GAZA!!

Footballers in Gaza thank Celtic fans for their recent displays of solidarity with the Palestinian people.

Aug 28 09:23

PAYPAL WON’T PAY PALESTINE

Palestinians Can’t Use PayPal—but Israeli Settlers Can

Aug 28 07:49

Match the Fine For Palestine: The Higher You Build Your Barriers, the Taller We Become

Europe's ruling soccer body UEFA has already announced disciplinary proceedings against Celtic for its display of an “illicit banner” at a game against Israel's Hapoel Be'er Sheva team a couple of weeks ago. The act of solidarity was one of many over the years by a largely Irish Catholic community with a strong sense of affinity for the Palestinian struggle against colonization.

Aug 26 08:47

#InIsrael ~~ THE BAN IS ON

Israel has banned an American activist who has worked for years helping Palestinians in Gaza, after denying her entry into the country, detaining her for hours and deporting her against her will. The woman’s ban comes after Israel banned five U.S. citizens at the border in July, all of them the U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation, and another American woman last week crossing from Jordan.

Washington D.C.-based activist, Pam Bailey, 59, who has been to Gaza many times before, arrived at Ben Gurion International Airport on Sunday and told passport control the truth; that she said was there helping a Swedish women’s aid group, Women to Women (Kvinde til Kvinde), that works alongside the Switzerland-based human rights organization Euro-Mediterranean Rights Human Rights Network (EuroMed). Bailey is the head of her own EuroMed-affiliated project, We Are Not Numbers, which tries to help Palestinians under occupation tell their stories.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Have you noticed that all these people saying borders are a bad thing in Europe and the US never apply that same idea to Israel?

Aug 26 08:40

PUTIN UNDERCUTS OBAMA: RUSSIA TO HOST MIDDLE EAST PEACE TALKS

Russian president Vladmir Putin is asserting himself as the next broker for Middle East peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, a sign of his continued ambition to supplant the U.S. – and Obama – as the major power broker in the region.

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said that Putin would be willing to host Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for talks at the Kremlin, reported Egyptian media.

“The Russian president has informed me that he has invited Palestinian President [Abbas] and Prime Minister Netanyahu for a meeting in Moscow,” al-Sisi said. “Egypt supports these efforts and both sides are urged to participate and respond positively to the initiative for the sake of finding light at the end of the tunnel for Palestinians and establishing their state alongside Israel.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Think what you will about this guy, but honestly, at some point, you have to love him; he is always a thousand chess-moves ahead of Obama, with everything he does.

This invitation for Israeli and Palestinian leadership to come together for peace talks, is proof perfect that this is the case.

Aug 26 07:42

Israeli forces demolish 3 homes, cultural center in village of Umm al-Kheir

Israeli bulldozers Wednesday demolished three Palestinian homes and a cultural center in the village of Umm al-Kheir in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, detaining an elderly disabled man in the process.

The coordinator of popular committees in southern Hebron, Rateb al-Jbour, told Ma’an that Israeli forces raided the village and demolished three homes, two of which belonged to Shuiab al-Hathalin, a disabled elderly man, while the third belonged to Suleiman al-Hathalin.

Shuiab al-Hathalin was detained by Israeli forces following the demolition of his two homes.

Israeli forces also demolished a cultural center in the village.

Aug 26 07:24

Israel lobby smears Black lawmaker for meeting Palestinians

Dwight Bullard, a progressive African American state senator representing Florida’s 39th district, is under attack from Israel lobby groups for visiting the Israeli-occupied West Bank in May on a delegation hosted by the Dream Defenders, a group that supports the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

Aug 25 09:08

US IS FUELING ISRAEL’S CIVIL WAR

srael is a very special country. Its history is like no other. Maybe that’s why its civil war, which is well underway, is almost indistinguishable to the untrained eye from a stable country. Upon closer inspection, Israel is a powder keg already in the process of the most significant societal and political implosion of its history. While a total meltdown is not inevitable, the US continues to provide the fuel for Israel to continue driving drunk on power.

Aug 25 09:07

#Celtics ~~ THE SAGA CONTINUES

Glasgow Celtic fans have launched a fundraiser to match any fine that Europe’s ruling football body, UEFA, will give the Scottish club for an expression of Palestine solidarity at a recent game against the Israeli team Hapoel Beer Sheva.

UEFA has announced that it has opened disciplinary proceedings against Celtic for display of an “illicit banner.” The “illicit banner” is a reference to Palestinian flags waved by Celtic supporters last week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Time for Scotland to kick out their Israel-firsters!

Aug 24 15:59

‘Thank You Celtic’: Wave Of Support For Football Club Waving Palestine Flags

Supporters of Celtic football club known as The Green Brigade raised more than £110,000 (US$144,000) and counting, as of Tuesday afternoon, in reaction to a fine from the sport’s European governing body UEFA over a Palestinian flag-waving incident last week.

Aug 24 14:39

US Urges Citizens To Leave Gaza 'As Soon As Possible'

The United States has urged its citizens staying in Gaza to leave the coastal enclave “as soon as possible” over the Israeli bombardments of the area.

The warning came after the Israeli military Sunday pounded targets in the Gaza Strip and injured four, including two in the town of Beit Hanun.

Aug 24 12:44

State Department Urges US Citizens To Leave Gaza "As Soon As Possible"

It's been a busy 24 hours for John Kerry. Between fending off requests for Hillary's emails, palling it up with Erdogan, and dealing with Afghanistan fallout, The Department of State has just issued a travel alert warning U.S. citizens against all travel to the Gaza Strip and urges those present to depart as soon as possible when border crossings are open. The announcement follows an escalation between Palestinian militants and the Israeli military over the weekend.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel is going to uncork on Gaza again.

Aug 24 08:32

Putin the peace broker? Russian president pushing for talks between Palestine and Israel

The Kremlin is said to be on a mission to bring Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and Israel's prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu together for a fresh round of talks aimed at ending violence that has ravaged the region.

Mr Putin's new diplomacy is likely to be interpreted in the West as an attempt to dislodge America as the Middle East's chief peace negotiator.

Aug 24 04:41

The West’s Favored Autocrats - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

By prioritizing traditional alliances, control of resources and economic ideology, the U.S. turns a blind eye to other aspects of autocratic behavior that contradict its own avowed values, thereby setting up a vivid display of foreign policy hypocrisy. An example is the issue of democracy and the “Other.” Since the 1960s the United States has been struggling with its racist impulses.

Aug 23 09:07

TOON OF TODAY ~~ CELTICS MATCH THE FINE FOR PALESTINE

We, the Green Brigade, are the passionate Ultra fans of Celtic Football Club, Scotland’s most famous and successful football team. At the Champions League match with Hapoel Beer Sheva on 17 August 2016, the Green Brigade and fans throughout Celtic Park flew the flag for Palestine. This act of solidarity has earned our club respect and acclaim throughout the world. It has also attracted a disciplinary charge from UEFA, which deems the Palestinian flag to be an ‘illicit banner’

Aug 23 07:33

Celtic fans defy threat by hugging Palestine tighter

Glasgow Celtic fans have launched a fundraiser to match any fine that Europe’s ruling football body, UEFA, will give the Scottish club for an expression of Palestine solidarity at a recent game against the Israeli team Hapoel Beer Sheva.

UEFA has announced that it has opened disciplinary proceedings against Celtic for display of an “illicit banner.” The “illicit banner” is a reference to Palestinian flags waved by Celtic supporters last week.

The fundraising campaign has been set up by the Green Brigade, a Celtic fan group, which has pledged to put part of the money towards setting up and sustaining a youth soccer team in the occupied West Bank.

Aug 23 07:32

Israeli activist seeks asylum in Canada

An Israeli citizen is claiming asylum in Canada, citing his government’s escalating repression of political activism, particularly the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

Aug 22 09:00

OLYMPIC IMAGES ~~ ISRAEL’S PRIVATE GAMES

While Rio2016 is celebrating closing ceremony Israel continues the murdering games of airstrikes

Aug 22 08:23

Israel attacks Gaza strip after Hamas armed wing parade

Israel has carried out a series of attacks on the Gaza Strip after the armed wing of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas holds a parade in the occupied territories.

On Sunday, Israeli forces launched airstrikes and artillery fire on the Palestinian towns of Beit Hanun, Beit Lahia, and Jabalia, just hours after several Palestinians were wounded in attacks in the northern Gaza Strip.

Several people were injured in the attacks which also damaged the Palestinian cities’ infrastructure.

Aug 22 08:21

Egyptian president: Putin willing to host Netanyahu and Abbas

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin informed him that he is ready to host direct talks between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

Speaking in an interview with Egyptian journalists and quoted by Yedioth Ahronoth, the Egyptian president said Israeli convictions of peace are strengthening.

Sisi also invited everybody to take part in moving the peace process forward which, he said, was the key to stability in the region.

Aug 22 07:44

Palestine Expects Russian Prime Minister’s Visit on November 11

Palestinian Ambassador to Russia said that Dmitry Medvedev is expected to pay an official visit to Palestine on November 11 to discuss bilateral cooperation and regional issues with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and other senior officials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel and the US have given the Palestinians every reason to pivot to Russia!

Aug 21 10:46

Israel must charge or free ‘administrative’ detainees: UN

The UN has urged Israel to decide the fate of prisoners held under the so-called administrative detention without trial or charge amid a fresh wave of hunger strikes by Palestinians in protest against their arbitrary incarceration.

Aug 21 08:16

Israel calls on citizens to ‘turn in’ boycott activists for deportation

Israel will soon search for, deport, and prevent the entry of international activists involved in the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement, based on intelligence provided in part by hotline tips to a task force, said Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan Sunday.

The program was announced on the minister’s Facebook page with a see-something-say-something statement.

Aug 21 07:36

Casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson launches multimillion-dollar effort to boost Israel's image on college campuses

The effort kicked off this last semester at six California campuses, including UCLA, UC Irvine and San Jose State University, and will expand to 20 more college campuses this fall. The Adelsons and other supporters of Israel are alarmed by the precipitous growth in young Americans’ support for Palestinians. A Pew Research Center poll in May found that 27% of millennials now sympathize more with Palestinians, up from 9% in 2006 — while their generation’s support for Israel has declined in the same period from 51% to 43%.

Aug 20 08:46

Black activists owe no apology for charging Israel with genocide

Activists from more than 50 organizations came together in the Movement for Black Lives and published the Vision for Black Lives, which identifies key aspects of the oppression of Black people and puts forth solutions to the systemic violence and oppression that target Black people in the United States. This statement proposes a set of demands for activists to advance that address racialized poverty, police violence, environmental racism and myriad other issues that plague Black communities in the United States.

While the vision inspired activists in the US and around the world, not everyone was excited. The Vision for Black Lives statement was immediately met with a slew of criticism from Zionist organizations and publications.

Aug 18 18:02

Celtic Fans Wave Palestine Flags During Match with Israeli Club

The Scottish club fans defied UEFA rules and threats by police during the Champions League qualifier against Israeli Hapoel Beer Sheva.

Fans of Scottish soccer club Celtic waved the Palestinian flag during their team’s Champions League qualifying match with Israel’s Hapoel Beer Sheva on Wednesday, the ninth time the club's fans have made a statement of defiance against UEFA’s ban on political expression in five years.

The action was organized by a group called Celtic Fans for Palestine which posted a Facebook event titled, “Fly the flag for Palestine, for Celtic, for Justice" last week.

John, an organizer of the event, told the Al Bawaba website that fans hoped to show Palestinians that support for them was alive and well in European soccer.

Aug 18 08:47

IN PHOTOS ~~ PALESTINIAN SOLIDARITY IN THE FOOTBALL STADIUM

Celtic fans were warned not to raise the Palestine flag when they played an Israeli team. So they raised a thousand flags.

Aug 18 08:06

Israeli MKs, NGO Monitor Invent False Anti-Semitic Claims Against BDS

Israeli and American Jewish media have become willing facilitators of yet another fraud perpetrated by right-wing MKs and their NGO counterparts. The Knesset foreign affairs committee began the fraud by titling the hearing, “Singling Out Jewish Students by BDS on U.S. Campuses.” MK Anat Berko, who touts herself as a former IDF colonel and “expert” on Islamist terror, made flagrantly false claims that the BDS movement compiled lists of Jewish students along with their addresses. Berko is the solon who claimed Palestine doesn’t exist because there is no “P” in Arabic. Not to be outdone, MKs from Yesh Atid and Labor also chimed in supporting this hash of a hearing. The charges were formulated as if this were BDS’ first step toward a Final Solution of the Israel Problem. For those pro-Israelists without a sense of humor, the above sentence was meant entirely ironically.

Aug 18 06:58

In massive shift, Lutherans vote to halt US aid to Israel

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has become the latest US denomination to take economic action against the Israeli occupation.

At its triennial assembly last week in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the four million-member church, one of the largest in the US, voted on two separate resolutions targeting Israel’s occupation and human rights abuses, passing each by a landslide.

The first resolution calls for the end of US aid to Israel until it ceases violations of international human rights norms, specifically the ongoing construction of settlements on occupied Palestinian land.

Aug 17 10:29

‘It’s like we’re born with guns in our hands’: Young Israelis face prison as they resist military conscription

Four months ago, Omri requested exemption from military service through an ethics committee. But her request was rejected, and she found herself facing prison time.

Leading up to her first stay in military prison, Omri was introduced to Tair and other members of the Refusers Solidarity Network, who gave her an informal, educational lesson on Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian people.

After discovering the widespread human rights violations occurring just a short drive away, Omri dedicated herself to reading books about Palestine and stumbled upon a very different history of Israel than what she had learned growing up.

“I had never even seen a map that shows the green line,” Omri said incredulously, referring to the pre-1967 borders recognized under international law as the border between Palestine and Israel. “To this day, I have not been able to find a map of Israel in Hebrew that recognizes any Palestinian borders.”

Aug 17 09:19

ISRAEL’S LOVE FOR PALESTINE CAUGHT ON VIDEO

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 17 07:11

Army Kidnaps 24 Palestinians In The West Bank

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

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

Aug 17 06:56

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

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

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

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

Aug 16 14:11

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

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

Aug 16 09:03

EIGHT YEARS OF WAITING IN (FOR) PALESTINE

It has been 8 years since I moved back from the USA to occupied Palestine and it may be worth a brief reflection. I accomplished much since then (of course I am surrounded by good people starting with my wife and immediate family members to students and volunteers who believed in what we were doing and to hundreds of supporters around the world).

Aug 16 08:43

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

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

Aug 16 07:52

EU logo no shield from Israel’s bulldozers

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

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

Aug 16 07:49

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 15 13:24

The dark secret of Israel’s stolen babies

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

Aug 15 09:09

GRAFFITI OF THE DAY

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

Aug 15 09:09

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

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

Aug 15 06:07

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

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

Aug 14 09:30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 13 13:23

Of Hajah Zainab ? Is Palestine Still The Central Issue For Arabs?

Palestine is increasingly absent from Arab consciousness, at least at the official and media levels. For years, the discussion has veered elsewhere, to other regions and various other concerns, as Arab regional alliances are no longer driven by the “question of Palestine.”

Aug 13 03:30

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

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

Aug 12 08:33

THE REAL MEANING OF ISRAELI ‘COUNTERTERRORISM’

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

Aug 12 06:54

Netherlands probes death threats against Palestinian rights advocate

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

Aug 12 06:44

EU, US warn Israel against razing Palestinian village

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Aug 11 16:42

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

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

Aug 11 11:19

THE LATEST ISRAELI BEX ALERT ON VIDEO

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Aug 11 05:18

Israel and the World Vision Crime Scam

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

Aug 10 18:19

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

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

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

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

Aug 10 08:11

Google explains why Palestine isn't labeled in Maps

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Suuuuuuuuuuure it was an accident!

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