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Nov 14 17:25

Life before the Nakba: a Personal Tale of a Life Lived, Loved, and Lost

It is undeniable that the Palestinian people – Muslims and Christians – have suffered in pursuit of a homeland. For more than sixty years they have endured the pain of dislocation. Many wait in refugee camps in the West Bank, Gaza, and neighboring lands for a life of peace and security that they have never been able to lead. They endure the daily humiliations – large and small – that come with occupation.

Nov 14 10:55

Israeli ministers okay draft bill to legalize Jewish settlements on private Palestinian land

An Israeli ministerial committee has approved a draft bill to allow settlers in the occupied West Bank to remain in homes built on private Palestinian land. The country’s attorney-general said the bill is legally flawed.

Nov 14 08:11

Trump invites Netanyahu to meeting 'at the first opportunity': Israel

"Further, Congress will not be limited to give support greater than that provided by the MOU if it chooses to do so. Israel and the United States benefit tremendously from what each country brings to the table? — ?the relationship is a two way street," the policy read, according to The Hill.
Note: Benefit to the U.S. giving the murders of Israel billions! Our government has gone totally insane!!!

Nov 14 08:07

Palestinian Social Fabric Frays in Lebanon's camps as Drug Dealers target Children - Part 1

The past few years have witnessed an alarming increase in drug distribution in several of Lebanon’s 12 Palestinian camps, as dealers reportedly target children and teenagers, becoming increasingly brazen in pushing their narcotics.

Nov 14 08:02

The Eagle of Palestine

Since 1967, at least 198 Palestinian prisoners were murdered by the Israeli occupation forces while in Israeli detention; 70 as a result of torture, 71 were extra-judicially executed while in detention, 50 as a result of medical negligence and 7 being shot dead inside prisons by the Israeli prison authorities.

Nov 13 10:48

Age of Fools by William A. Cook - Book Review by Prof. David Werner

Ultimately Cook asks and asks continually whether a “small religious group” whose “God dispensed real estate to their forbears centuries ago” has the “right to confiscate that land from people who have lived on it and worked it for over two thousand years.”   Cook claims, rightly, that this is at the core of the continuing crisis in the Middle East and that until the world can figure out how to resolve  it, it is condemned to failure.   The magnificence of Age of Fools is its ability to elucidate this problem; the tragedy of the book is that those who most need enlightenment will never read it.

Nov 13 10:31

Trump Wants An ‘Ultimate’ Solution To Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Donald Trump is seeking to negotiate an “ultimate deal” between the Palestinians and the Israelis with his staff reportedly warning the current Obama administration not to make any major move that could interfere with Trump’s future policies.

Nov 11 17:05

BLOOD MONEY

Germany buried Anti- Fascism and celebrated an Israel weaponized by the very same factories that served Hitler, who was the decisive force behind the emigration of European Jews to Palestine. The fact that the Germans are just as responsible for the Nakba as they are for the Holocaust is something they refuse to recognize to this very day.

Nov 11 13:37

Adviser says Trump won’t rip up Iran deal, signals he may not move embassy

The Israeli view.

Appearing to walk back statements made by president-elect and other advisers, Walid Phares says nuclear pact will be ‘renegotiated,’ US mission will only be moved to Jerusalem under ‘consensus,’ brokering Israeli-Palestinian peace deal will be top priority

Nov 11 13:15

Trump adviser: He might rethink Israel, Iran plans

Excellent Donald! Excellent! Bravo and Huzzah!

President-elect Donald Trump might not move too quickly to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and rip up the Iran nuclear agreement — two actions he promised during his campaign, a top adviser said.

Trump will instead focus on brokering an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, foreign policy adviser Walid Phares said.

Nov 10 16:08

Israeli Settlements Not Obstacle To Peace: Trump Adviser

US President-elect Donald Trump doesn’t think the illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories should be condemned because they don’t pose “an obstacle to peace,” according to a top Trump adviser.

Nov 10 09:39

SILENCING OF THE LAMBS IN JERUSALEM

The latest attempt to erase Palestine from the map was to silence the call for morning prayers in Jerusalem ….

This is what some Israelis found offensive …. simply meaning that God is great.

Nov 10 09:38

WILL PRESIDENT TRUMP MAKE PALESTINE GREAT AGAIN?

The only thing that can be said about President-elect Donald Trump with any confidence is that no one knows exactly what he will do.

Earlier in the campaign he insisted that he would be even-handed in dealings with Israelis and Palestinians, driving many of Israel’s most fanatical and neoconservative supporters into Clinton’s arms.

But facing a backlash, he quickly pivoted, promising Netanyahu he would recognize Jerusalem as the “undivided capital of the State of Israel,” and actively encouraging Israel to continue building colonial settlements in the occupied West Bank.

Nov 10 06:05

The Infamy Of The Palestinian Elites: An Imminent Split Within Fatah?

The Fatah movement is involved in a massive tug-of-war that will ultimately define its future. Though the conflict is between current Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, and once Gaza strongman, Mohammed Dahlan, is in no way motivated by ending the Israeli Occupation, their war will likely determine the future political landscape of Palestine.

Nov 07 19:22

Balfour Declaration vs Hussein-McMahon Correspondence

 Ninety nine years ago, on November 2nd 1917, a letter came to be known as “Balfour Declaration” was sent from the British Foreign Secretary; Arthur James Balfour, to the most senior Zionist Jew in Britain; Walter Rothschild, pledging assistance to the Zionist cause of establishing a Jewish national home (a state) in Palestine disregarding the rights and the aspirations of the indigenous Christian and Muslim Palestinian inhabitants.

Nov 07 16:16

Israel’s ban on the Muslim call to prayer in Jerusalem is the tip of the iceberg

Something is in the air in Jerusalem and if Israel has its way it soon won’t be; the Muslim call to prayer — the adhaan — is under threat. The state which is built upon the ethnic cleansing of the majority of the indigenous Palestinian people is inching its way towards banning the call for prayer, which was probably first heard in Jerusalem in 637 AD.

Nov 07 15:05

Creating a legal precedent: Palestine considers suing Israel in international sports court

James Dorsey examines the wider implications of plans by the Palestinians to take Israel to the world’s top sports court to force it to ban clubs based in Jewish colonies in the West Bank from playing in Israeli divisions.

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Nov 04 19:32

Jewish voices from the past make mincemeat of Zionism and anti-Semitism

 The latest anti-Semitism witch-hunt being conducted by the Zio-Inquisition in the UK is all hogwash if the statements of two leading Jews are to be believed.

Nov 04 07:58

MAKE UP YOUR MIND ROBERT DE NIRO!

American Friends of the IDF (FIDF) held last night an event in Los Angeles’ Beverly Hilton hotel to honor IDF soldiers. Some 1,200 arrived from the US and Israel.

Those in attendance included Oscar-winning movie star Robert De Niro and media personality Larry King, the movie star, bodybuilder and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, actress Joanna Krupa, and actor Gerard Butler.

Nov 04 07:37

US hypocrisy: Bombing of Aleppo is no worse than what happened in Gaza and Iraq

Certainly the civilian death toll from the bombing and shelling in Aleppo has been high, and many of the strikes may not be all that dissimilar from the major US bombing campaign in Iraq in 2003, nor as indiscriminate as Israel’s recent campaigns in densely populated cities.

Nov 03 16:54

Western Leaders Grow Deaf To The Pleas Of Palestinians

Israel has just emerged from its extended, three-week high holidays, a period that in recent years has been marked by extremist religious Jews making provocative visits to the al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem.

Nov 03 09:25

HOW BALFOUR’S ‘PROMISE’ AND BRITAIN DESTROYED PALESTINE

Ninety-nine years since Balfour’s “promise”, Palestinians insist that their rights in Palestine cannot be dismissed.

Nov 02 16:29

Despicable Balfour: A Story of Betrayal - Part 1

November 2 marks the centenary of the Balfour Declaration of 1917, which began the still-ongoing colonisation of Palestine and sowed the seeds of an endless nightmare for the Palestinian people, both those who were forced to flee at gunpoint and those who have managed to remain in the shredded remains of their homeland under Israel's brutal military occupation. 

Nov 02 13:53

Western leaders grow deaf to Israeli abuses

Jonathan Cook argues that Western powers are accepting Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s illogical premises that criticising the occupation is anti-Israel, and criticising Israel is anti-Semitic, and conceding that criticism of Netanyahu’s policies is off-limits.

Nov 01 18:29

Palestinians Demand UK Apologize For 1917 Balfour Declaration That Helped Create Israel

A campaign by Palestinian activists demanding the UK issue a formal apology for supporting the idea of a Jewish state in the Middle East almost a century ago is gaining momentum after the launch of a new parliamentary petition.

Nov 01 12:37

Balfour’s Perfidy: A Story Of Betrayal

A movement called the Balfour Declaration Centenary Campaign is urging action and wants an apology.

“We call on the international community and all peace and justice loving people to join the campaign to call on the Government and Parliament of the United Kingdom to:

Nov 01 09:49

EU FINALLY GETS IT RIGHT ~~ WITH THE RIGHT TO BOYCOTT ISRAEL

The European Union recognizes the right of its citizens to boycott Israel, its top foreign policy official has said.

Nov 01 08:40

Obama’s Israel Surprise?

The Middle East has few bright spots these days, but one is the budding rapprochement between Israel and its Sunni Arab neighbors, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, thanks to shared threats from Iran and Islamic State. Now the Obama Administration may have plans to wreck even that.

Israeli diplomats gird for the possibility that President Obama may try to force a diplomatic resolution for Israel and the Palestinians at the United Nations.

Nov 01 04:08

Palestinians' Abbas seeks British apology for 1917 Jewish homeland declaration

Britain should apologize for its 1917 declaration endorsing the founding of a Jewish homeland in Palestine and should recognize Palestine as a state, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday. Speaking at the U.N. General Assembly, Abbas said that the Palestinian people had suffered greatly because of the Balfour Declaration in which Britain said it favored the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine but that this should not undermine the rights of others living there.

Nov 01 03:56

Behind the Balfour Declaration

"one nation solemnly promised to a second nation the country of a third." More than that, the country was still part of the Empire of a fourth, namely Turkey.
it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine

Oct 31 16:06

REPUBLISHED - Despicable Balfour: A story of betrayal

To mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration of 1917, Stuart Littlewood recalls Britain's duplicitous role in dispossessing the Palestinian people and creating Israel on stolen Palestinian land.

Oct 31 10:15

Hillary Clinton Moves $1.8 Billion To Qatar Central Bank

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Getting ready to head for the border when she loses? Qatar doesn't have extradition!

And where did Hillary get $1.8 billion of the Clinton Foundation really donated 95% of all revenues to real charities?!?

Oct 31 09:57

Brazil’s MST begins solidarity olive harvest

A delegation from Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement joins the harvest to help Palestinian farmers pick olives and resist Israeli violence.

Oct 31 09:20

Show a Film, End Up on a Watch List

After the movie, a student fellow of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), a group formed after the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982, noted that though “every student on this campus is entitled to express their opinion” the film was biased and “unacceptable to be presented by a student organization at our university.” The student then expressed her opposition to the BDS movement and argued that the president of CWRU had made opposition to academic boycotts the institution’s official stance.

Oct 31 09:16

FACING LIFE IN PALESTINE ~~ A POEM

Oct 31 09:16

PRINCIPLES COST MILLIONS

Roger Waters’ anti-Israel activism has cost the British rock star millions of dollars and an American Express sponsorship, the New York Post reported.

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All of a sudden, I feel like buying some Roger Waters' albums!

Oct 31 09:15

60th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF PALESTINE

ixty years is a long time to mourn a death, even a cold-blooded murder. It is even longer when you must live among those, and under the system of those, who murdered your loved ones. Had this been merely an isolated incident of the Israeli military machine killing Palestinians, one may have already regulated it to the history books. But it was and is not.

Oct 31 07:46

Israel must annex West Bank settlements if UNSC adopts Palestinian resolution – education minister

Israel should declare sovereignty over the occupied territories in the West Bank, which is home to Israeli settlers, if the UN adopts any Security Council resolution further condemning illegal settlement activity, Israel’s education minister said.

Oct 30 16:03

Customising the truth: groupthink and US foreign policy follies

Lawrence Davidson examines the groupthink, ideological blinkers and the “we know better” attitude that blind US policy makes to the truth even when it hits them in the face, and condemns them to repeat the same follies.

Oct 30 16:01

The Israeli Trumpess: Miri Regev

Uri Avnery examines the rise of Israel’s very own equivalent of Donald Trump, one Miri Regev, the descendant of Moroccan Jewish immigrants who views her ancestors and their culture with the deepest contempt.

Oct 30 12:11

Top 10 reasons to be a holocaust denier, by Dr. Kevin Barrett

Let me repeat: I don’t deny anything. I just support open debate. So, using ADL/B’nai Brith nomenclature, I guess that makes me (in their eyes) a “holocaust denier.”

Since I had better make the best of it, here is a list of the most wonderful things about being a “holocaust denier.”

Top 10 Reasons to Be a Holocaust Denier
10) Incessantly bombarded with holocaust memorials, holocaust museums, and holocaust references in popular culture, you won’t have to get angry and gloomy and depressed and feel guilty (if you are not a Jew) or paranoid (if you are a Jew) but instead can shrug your shoulders and say, “It probably wasn’t quite THAT bad” and go about your business in a normal frame of mind. The cumulative effect of missing out on all that depression, anger, and guilt will add at least ten years to your life expectancy.

Oct 29 15:25

Despicable Balfour: A story of betrayal

To mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration of 1917, Stuart Littlewood recalls Britain's duplicitous role in dispossessing the Palestinian people and creating Israel on stolen Palestinian land.

Oct 28 11:45

Pro-Palestinian Protesters Trap Pro-Israel Students In London University Hall

Police were called after pro-Palestinian protesters stormed an Israel event at a London university, yelling “shame, shame” and trapping attendees in the room the talk was being held in, it has been reported.

Israeli activist Hen Mazzig was addressing a group at University College London (UCL) on Thursday about the conflict between Israel and Palestine when protesters from the Friends of Palestine Society tried to stop his speech by chanting: “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”

Oct 28 11:07

Breaking: Hillary caught on Tape talking about Rigging an Election 2006

“I do not think we should have pushed for an election in the Palestinian territories. I think that was a big mistake,” said Sen. Clinton. “And if we were going to push for an election, then we should have made sure that we did something to determine who was going to win.”

Oct 28 08:54

LABEL ME A PROUD TERRORIST

A notorious anti-Black and Islamophobic group has launched a national offensive against students and professors associated with the movement for Palestinian rights.

Beginning earlier this month, posters placed by the David Horowitz Freedom Center appeared at San Francisco State University, the University of Tennessee, Tufts University, Vassar College, the University of Chicago, the City University of New York’s Brooklyn College, San Diego State University and the University of California’s Irvine, Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses.

Oct 28 08:53

THE TERRORISTS THAT WALK AMONG US …. (PART 2 OF PREVIOUS POST)

Palestinian rights activists on American college campuses have become the target of posters that attempt to smear them as supporters of violence, with a new round of posters calling out students and teachers by name.

Oct 28 08:16

Racist group launches national offensive on US campuses

Beginning earlier this month, posters placed by the David Horowitz Freedom Center appeared at San Francisco State University, the University of Tennessee, Tufts University, Vassar College, the University of Chicago, the City University of New York’s Brooklyn College, San Diego State University and the University of California’s Irvine, Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses.

The posters feature cartoon portraits of the named students or professors they’re targeting, next to a list of allegations, followed by the hashtag “#JewHatred.”

Oct 27 17:35

Stop! Decency demands we smoke out the real perpetrators of war crimes against Aleppo and Gaza

As Western outrage erupts over the relentless destruction of Aleppo and its people, why is there no similar clamour for a halt to the more prolonged pulverising of Gaza and the continuing slaughter of civilians there?

Oct 27 09:23

#InGaza ~~ THE ART AND WRITING ON THE WALLS

The artwork, “Besieged Childhood,” has garnered renown for its creators. It depicts a child wearing a keffiyehscarf, a melancholy expression on her face, her hands wrapped around two bars, like those of a prison cell.

Oct 26 09:40

#InNorthDakota ~~ PALESTINIANS STAND WITH THE SIOUX

Palestinians know too well the threat to their own water supply ….

As Native communities face an ongoing genocide and continue to resist the imperialist settler-colonial regime of the United States, Palestinians are too experiencing a genocide and ethnocide within our homelands from the settler-colonial state of Israel.”

Oct 26 08:26

Will ICC see through Israel’s sham justice?

For decades, Israel’s crimes against Palestinians living under its military occupation were subject to little more oversight than that of public opinion. This may soon change, and Israel is putting on a show of applying the law in order to evade accountability.

Nearly two years ago, the Palestinian Authority, with non-member state status at the United Nations, ratified the Rome Statute, giving it access to the International Criminal Court.

With war crimes files now formally submitted, for the first time Israel may be held accountable outside its own courts, thus posing a test of the ICC’s mandate “to combat impunity and prevent the recurrence of violence.”

Oct 25 16:34

Palestinian Authority created ‘atmosphere of hysteria’*

Fear also manifests in the form of reluctance to speak truthfully about the PA's "performance", Hazem Abu Helal, a political activist in the West Bank, told Al Jazeera. "There is an atmosphere of hysteria from the repression by the Palestinian security forces as they chase down youth for things related to expression of opinion.
"The repression has reached the highest point and the Palestinian authority is no longer able to accept any criticism or opposing opinions and the evidence of that is the large number of activists, detainees and politicians in jail."

Oct 25 09:16

#InPalestine ~~ DEATH IN NUMBERS (AND NAMES)

These are the results of the Israeli/Palestinian ‘Peace’ Process …. a record year of deaths on both sides

Oct 25 09:15

AT WALMART ~~ NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON’T

The Israeli soldier costume Walmart pulled last year was back on sale this Halloween till we asked why. Then, like a ghost, it vanished…

Oct 25 08:50

BDS Changed its Goal Statement Once Again

When the call for Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions of Israeli goods was established in 2005 in Ramallah its first demand was for Israel to:

“End[ing] its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands and dismantl[ing] the Wall” (http://www.bdsmovement.net/call)

This call didn’t leave room for interpretation. Back in 2005, the BDS movement disputed the legitimacy of the Jewish State.

But in 2010, its primary goal was changed significantly into:

“Ending its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands occupied in June 1967 and dismantling the Wall.”

This change didn’t leave much room for a doubt. The BDS has become an instrument to legitimise the Jewish State within its pre 1967 borders.

Oct 25 06:54

Israel’s next Gaza war will be the last, defense minister vows

Stressing that Tel Aviv has “no intention of starting a new war,” Israel's defense minister has vowed to seek the total destruction of Hamas if the militant group – which refuses to recognize the Jewish state – attempts to “impose” a conflict on Israel.

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Translation: A bottle rocket is about to hop over the fence and hit some dirt in Israel, to be followed by a genocide.

Oct 23 15:41

The other Bob Dylan

For the singer, who wrote Masters of War – a song said to be a protest against the military-industrial complex – at times chose to side with those who are aggressive and who oppress. His vehement support for Israel’s wars against the Palestinian people is a glaring example.

Oct 23 10:41

WHEN BOYCOTTING THE OCCUPATION ISN’T ENOUGH

“BDS could turn from something “untouchable by European and American officials and liberal academics and activists – who understood its ultimate goal as one that not only refuses to guarantee the survival of Israel as a racist state, but also aims specifically to dismantle all its racist structures – to something increasingly safe to adopt by most of them, as it now can be used to secure Israel’s survival.”

Oct 22 10:15

A POEM OF RESISTANCE FROM AND FOR PALESTINE

During travels, one gets little sleep and much time to catch-up on
emails, read, grade student papers, and even to think and reflect.
Last week in Palestine was very hectic, harvest of olives, teachings,
meeting with bureaucrats, research, mentoring students, receiving many
international and local delegations plus many local ones including
students from 4 schools) and much thus meaning a second night with
little sleep. We also lost a close friend of us and of Palestine:
Vincenzo Tradardi of Parma. We will really miss him. Other setbacks
happen daily but we are gratified by the goodness of people around us.
Volunteers, staff, students, and dedicated activists for peace and
justice. Most are struggling to grow amid the madness. I really do not
like to travel and I already miss Palestine where I feel much more
alive than anywhere else on earth. The poem below is written in
reflection.

Oct 21 13:29

From Palestine to Black Lives Matter: Alicia Garza and Phyllis Bennis on Issues Ignored at the Debates

In our special broadcast of the final 2016 U.S. presidential debate, we asked Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza what the major-party candidates should have addressed in their exchange: “I want to see more conversation about what it is going to take to preserve the quality of life of black people in this country, who are being systematically murdered, incarcerated, and otherwise marginalized and disenfranchised.”

Oct 21 09:19

ZION’S LATEST WAR WITH THE WORLD

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed especially harsh words yesterday, dubbing the document submitted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as “delusional.” The group failed to mention by name the Temple Mount, a sacred site in Judaism believed to be located inside of the walls of the Noble Sanctuary, a religious plaza in the Old City that shelters the al-Aqsa mosque.

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There is already ample evidence to suggest that the Old Testament is not an historical document but a religious one. Zahi Hawas, the famed archaeologist, has come to the conclusion that the flight from Egypt actually happened to the Hyksos, not the Hebrews, and Pharaoh gave chase simply because the Hyksos were killing and looting everywhere they went.

But just as the ancient Hebrews copied the story of the great flood from the Epic of Gilgamesh, they appear to have lifted the exodus from the Hyksos. The Bible is not science, it is the collected stories of a primitive tribal people telling each other how important they are. And like fishermen talking about the one that got away, or Ramses with his temple carvings of the did-not-really-happen victory over the Hittites at Kadesh, the writers of the ancient testaments assumed that the people they were telling stories to had no way to verify the claims for themselves. So "embellishment" was a low-risk activity. The writers of the ancient texts were probably not thinking much further into the future than the guys who pen the "Celebrity dates space alien" stories you see at supermarket checkout lines. The fact that the celebrity is a real person does not prove the space alien exists. It's just a story.

The fact is that Egypt (along with Iraq, Iran, Syria, etc.) have vast archaeological treasures from which their ancient histories are confirmed. For the stories told the situation is quite different. The story of ancient Israel has no archaeological support for it, and indeed the available archaeology suggests the stories are just that; stories. Israel, while rich in antiquities, is almost totally devoid of artifacts from this supposedly glorious time in her history. The existence of the fabled First Temple was supported with just two artifacts, a carved staff ornament in the shape of a pomegranate and the Jehoash tablet. Both of these artifacts have been exposed as frauds. We are told that once there was a magnificent temple on that hill, but it "all went away."

But even Israeli archaeologists are now admitting that the available evidence indicates that the first Temple was a very small shrine roughly 1/3 mile south southwest of the Dome of the Rock, and not actually part of the current platform, which is actually the remains of a Roman Fort dating from Herod's time.

Oct 20 09:43

AN INTERVIEW WITH STEVE AMSEL OF DESERT PEACE

The video about our interview with Steve Amsel of Desert Peace about peace as the only alternative for Palestine and Israel. Anti-Zionism means opposition to apartheid and oppression, not Anti-Semitism.

Oct 20 09:05

Antisemitism Report tries to Whitewash Zionism

The House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee has just issued its report ‘Antisemitism in the UK’ in response to concerns about “an increase in prejudice and violence against Jewish communities” and “an increase in far-right extremist activity”. It was also prompted by allegations of antisemitism in political parties and university campuses.

Oct 20 09:01

UNESCO Resolution on Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Death of Shimon Peres – An Interview with Ramzy Baroud*

‘While the resolution will unlikely alter the nature of the conflict fundamentally, it rejects – legally and morally – all Israeli efforts aimed at denying the rights of Muslims – and Christians – in their city, which they aspire to make their future capital,’ said Ramzy Baroud, the editor of Palestine Chronicle.

Oct 19 12:36

Israel’s bogus history lesson

Jonathan Cook looks at the latest instance of cheap Israeli propaganda which seeks to turn the truth of the conflict over Palestine on its head by portraying the Jewish colonists as normal folk and the Palestinian victims as barbarians.

Oct 19 09:08

THE NOBEL PRIZE IS ‘BLOWIN IN THE WIND’

A recent letter by the Israeli peace and justice group “Boycott From Within” (BfW) implores legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan to heed the Palestinian call for BDS and therefore not perform in Israel. The letter follows reports of Dylan’s 2011 summer tour, during which he will perform at Ramat Gan Stadium on June 20th.

Oct 18 14:36

UK anti-Semitism report tries to whitewash Zionism

Stuart Littlewood argues that a report on alleged “anti-Semitism” in the UK by a British parliamentary committee not only fails to consider the opposite view, but is also half-baked, lopsided and written in whitewash.

Oct 18 11:40

Israel Arresting Palestinian Children For Facebook Posts

As Facebook gives the Israeli government more access to posts deemed as “incitement,” occupation forces have been raiding the homes of Palestinians children and detaining them for months over posts on the social media site, a report by the Defense for Children International-Palestine said Monday.

Oct 16 09:20

Israeli Government Video Erases Palestinians from History

A new public relations video by Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs erases Palestinians from the narrative of the Holy Land, promoting an ahistorical version of the past that endorses claims to exclusive Jewish ownership of the land.

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Oct 14 15:24

Decency demands we smoke out the real perpetrators of war crimes against Aleppo and Gaza

Stuart Littlewood contrasts the UK government’s sabre rattling over Russian military action in Syria’s Aleppo with London’s support for the Israeli regime and its war crimes against the Palestinians generally and the Gaza Strip in particular.

Oct 14 09:16

Israel suspends ties with Unesco over motion that downplays Jerusalem links

Netanyahu called draft resolution that uses Islamic names for Muslim and Jewish holy sites ‘absurd’, as Israelis saw language as latest example of UN ‘bias’

Oct 13 10:22

CAN WE FORGIVE THE UNFORGIVABLE?

The High Holy Days is the traditional Jewish period for making peace with one’s neighbor. It is a time for forgiveness and starting a new page in relationships with each other.

But, how are we to forgive what is unforgivable. How are we expected to forgive a group of Jewish extremists who maim and kill, even burn to death innocent Palestinian children?

How are we to forgive Palestinian extremists who open fire at innocent civilians waiting for a train in Jerusalem??

Extremism is unforgivable!

Murder is unforgivable!!

Piracy is unforgivable!!!

Oct 13 10:21

IN ISRAEL/PALESTINE ~~ 120 SECONDS OF HOPE FOR THE FUTURE

In 120 seconds, this video will change the way you see the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

An Arab and a Jew asking for hugs on the streets of East Jerusalem and Tel Aviv – and the results will surprise you.

Oct 13 08:34

PALESTINIAN UNIVERSITIES FIGHTING A BATTLE ON TWO FRONTS

Palestinian universities are fighting an uphill battle on two fronts, one being the Israeli military occupation, and more recently, the other being the Palestinian government. Although each poses two very different sets of challenges, one outcome is clear. If immediate and decisive intervention is not forthcoming, the structural damage that will set back entire generations of Palestinian students will haunt Palestine’s developmental capabilities for many years to come. That is, if the damage has not already been inflicted.

Oct 10 03:11

Roger Waters Eviscerates 'Racist, Sexist Pig' Trump & Urges Israel 'To End Occupation' at Desert Trip

But the political proselytizing wasn't all Trump-related. At the very end of his set, Waters offered up what was truly the riskiest moment of the entire Desert Trip weekend. "It's rare somebody like me gets a platform like this, so I'm going to use it," he said. After reading a poem he wrote in 2004 after George W. Bush was re-elected, Waters voiced solidarity with college students protesting for Palestine and urged people to support the controversial BDS Movement, saying, "I encourage the government in Israel to end the occupation." Slamming Trump to an audience of erstwhile hippies is preaching to the choir -- even if you are a classic rock-loving conservative, you're used to hearing musicians rail against Republicans.

Oct 07 07:55

IN PHOTOS ~~ CONCRETE APARTHEID

The barrier project is comprised of three components: the construction of a concrete barrier reaching several stories underground, the construction of a barrier several stories tall along the length of the border, and equipping both with a wide range of defensive technologies.

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Funny how the corporate media embraces Israel's wall but denounces Trump's wall.

Oct 07 07:20

Smear tactics targeting Palestine activists get personal

Beginning in March, about two dozen websites emerged targeting at least three organizers for Students for Justice in Palestine chapters and one professor who acts as an adviser for the groups at two universities in the state.

The websites contain fabricated allegations of sexual harassment, “immoral” behavior and terrorist leanings. They appear to be part of a well-coordinated attempt to smear the reputations of individuals who speak out for Palestinian rights.

Some of those targeted are planning legal action against the creators of the websites.

Oct 07 07:13

Bennett: We Must Act Now and 'Give Our Lives' for the Annexation of the West Bank

Education Minister and Habayit Hayehudi leader Naftali Bennett said Thursday that "we must give our lives" for the cause of annexing the West Bank to Israel.
read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.746266?

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Here's your rifle, Naftali...

Oct 07 07:10

Israel using rocket attacks from fringe groups in Gaza to target Hamas tunnel infrastructure

Ali Tannany, 27, was celebrating his bachelor party with friends, relatives and neighbors in Jabalia Camp in Northern Gaza in August when Israeli missiles were launched into the Strip, shelling several arbitrary areas in the region. The attack was considered an immediate response to the launching of a missile by Palestinian resistance groups on August 21st against Sderot, located less than a mile east of Gaza. Ali and his guests were not shaken when the shelling started and continued their celebration. However, as the sound of bombs got louder and closer, people started leaving the party and Ali had to ask the rest of his guests to seek safety in their homes.

Israel has seemingly altered its reaction policy to resistance rockets; it now responds with immediate, massive seismic missiles. It did so again today, striking targets in Gaza in retaliation for a rocket fired at an Israeli community.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More than likely that one rocket was fired by an Israeli agent provocateur.

Oct 07 07:00

FLASHBACK - Conservative ‘Christian’ Says God Will Punish America With Disaster For Not Supporting Israeli Violence Against Palestinians

Israel has been in the news a lot lately, and it’s been nothing but disturbing to say the least. Most recently, Israeli soldiers have killed a 4-year-old Palestinian boy with a bullet to the head, another Palestinian boy was kidnapped by Israelis and burned alive, and an Israeli politician is calling for cutting the power off to hospitals in Gaza. Despite these horrible actions, conservative “Christian” David Barton is warning Americans to support these actions or else face the wrath of God.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, we give Israel $38 billion ... and get Hurricane Matthew. Care to explain that one, Dave?

Oct 06 18:12

Pink Floyd "Reunite" to Support Pro-Palestinian Activist Group

"Pink Floyd reunites to stand with the Women of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla"

David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Roger Waters stand united in support of the Women of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, and deplore their illegal arrest and detention in international waters by the Israeli Defense Force.

Oct 06 08:23

Arafat’s nephew said tapped to lead PA after Abbas

Nasser al-Kidwa reportedly emerging as next head of Palestinian Authority as Arab states push 81-year-old president to name successor

Oct 06 07:22

Israeli Pilot Dies After F-16I Ejection Following Gaza Attack

Israel lost one of its front line F-16I fighters on Wednesday and the pilot died following a strike mission in Gaza, said Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, an Israeli military spokesman.

According to Lerner, the pilot and navigator were returning to their home base southwest of Beersheba around 5 p.m. when, “for some reason, they felt the need to eject.”

The pilot was killed as a result of the ejection, while the navigator suffered only light injuries.

Oct 05 15:01

FLASHBACK - UN Independent Panel Rules Israel Blockade of Gaza Illegal

Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip violates international law, a panel of human rights experts reporting to a UN body said on Tuesday, disputing a conclusion reached by a separate UN probe into Israel's raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship.

Oct 05 11:47

Ann Wright, USA

Oct 05 11:46

Israeli Navy takes control of Zaytouna-Oliva flotilla

Commenting on how the incident unfolded, an IDF official said, “the flotilla was stopped without resistance 35 miles from the Israeli coast. There were 13 women aboard and the boat is on its way to Ashdod and will arrive within an hour.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You gotta be a real MANLY man to whup on a boat full of ladies trying to bring humanitarian relief to the Palestinians you whup on (to make yourself feel like you're manly men). -- Nod to Ron White

Oct 05 09:22

ISRAELI PIRATES PREPARING TO STOP WOMEN’S BOAT TO GAZA

A message from the passengers ….

The Zaytouna-Oliva has departed Messina and is now halfway to Gaza. She should arrive on the shores later this week.

We have a landing page where you follow the mission by twitter, facebook and GPS tracking.

The women on the boat represent 13 countries spanning 5 continents. The participants include a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, an Olympic athlete, journalists and a physician. The US representative is former State Department diplomat (and beloved peace activist) Ann Wright.

Oct 05 09:22

ASK NOT WHAT YOUR COUNTRY IS DOING IN ISRAEL …

My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.

BUT … Don’t ask what your country is doing in Israel!

A Jewish questioner was arrested after asking Middle East expert Dennis Ross a pointed question about what he called Israeli and U.S. “state-sponsored terrorism” at a lecture at a Kansas City library.

Oct 05 09:21

TWO SIDED ISRAELI COIN

Israeli forces shell targets in northern Gaza after rocket falls in Sderot

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I told you, when the media starts wagging Nazis at us, Israel is about to do something nasty!

Oct 04 16:14

Bank of Ireland shuts down anti-Israel BDS accounts

The termination of the pro-BDS group’s accounts took place in Ireland and Northern Ireland in late September according to the Irish news outlet RTÉ.

Oct 04 07:28

Double Standards for Israel and Syria

When Israel bombards Gaza after some ineffectual rocket attacks, the U.S. sees a right of self-defense, but different standards apply to Syria when foreign-backed terrorists fire deadly rockets and mortars, notes Rick Sterling.

Oct 04 06:20

FLASHBACK - Types With Tired Fingers

In the spirit of traditional naming custom I have taken an aspect of my life as a blogger and adopted my new Native American name, "Types With Tired Fingers." Because I am now religiously connected with the original people of the North American continent, who have been there for thousands of years, I hereby call on the United States Government to withdraw and return this land to its rightful traditional owners, myself included. After all, "We" were here first!

Sounds silly, doesn't it?

And it is.

Oct 03 10:22

The Cowardly BRICS Bank Nations (Except Russia)

It seems that with every single day, both the Mainstream and Alternative Media are reporting more and more innocent men, women, children, and little babies being blown to bits by bombs and artillery, or drowning somewhere off the coast in some remote ocean off of North Africa or Southern Europe on their way to flee from the bombed out desperation and horror of NATO’s carpet bombing of Libya, or from Western Intelligence and Saudi Arabia/Turkey/Israel’s proxy group ISIS, and their collective attacks on Yemen, Syria, Iraq, and the Kurds.

With each and every additional single day of this mindless bloodshed, the world watches and wonders why it is being allowed to continue.

Oct 02 10:12

Israel seals off Palestinian territories, approves new settlements ahead of Jewish new year

Israel has locked the West Bank and Gaza Strip borders citing safety concerns ahead of the Jewish new year. Meanwhile amid preparations for celebrations Israel approved plans for the construction of yet another 98 homes for settlers in the occupied West Bank.

The border closure took effect on Sunday at 12:01am. Only in the cases of medical and “humanitarian” emergencies will people be allowed to cross the borders, with the prior approval of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said.

Oct 02 06:16

UN Resolutions 242 and 338

The term UN Resolutions 242 and 338 refers to two resolutions approved by the UN Security Council. Resolution 242 was approved after the 1967 war (11/67) while Resolution 338 was approved during the 1973 war (10/73).
Article 11 of UN General Assembly Resolution 194 states: "the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbors should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of international law or in equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible"
Note: Still waiting, still paying, still torturing, still demolishing!

Sep 30 17:48

34 Years After the Sabra-Shatila Massacre

The intense summer heat was gone and the evening was breezy and cool that fateful Thursday evening, September 15, 1982, according to survivors of the Sabra-Shatila Massacre who, 34 years later, still remember and recount many details of the slaughter that was soon to follow.

Sep 30 07:56

Israelis seek to uncover government’s secret war against BDS

A group of Israeli citizens is seeking information on their government’s covert activities against the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.

Attorney Eitay Mack and human rights activists Sahar Vardi, Ofer Neiman, Rachel Giora and Kobi Snitz have filed requests under Israel’s freedom of information law, to both the foreign ministry and the strategic affairs ministry.

They are asking the government to reveal its financial support to foreign organizations, individuals, journalists or bloggers assisting Israel in its battle against what it calls “delegitimization.”

Sep 29 08:27

REMEMBERING THE ‘MEN OF PEACE’ WHO OPPRESSED PALESTINIANS

Wiesel and Peres dedicated their lives to a project that deflects Jewish culpability in the oppression of the Palestinian people. Though world leaders will gather for Peres’s funeral in the coming days, Jews need to mourn aspects of the violence Wiesel and Peres enabled. The idea of Jews simply finishing the job that Wiesel and Peres began, viewing their legacy as simply unfinished, won’t do either.

Israel has embarked wholesale on the displacement and ghettoization of the Palestinian people. The trajectory Wiesel’s and Peres’s life is a dead-end for Palestinians and Jewish history, if one believes that without an ethical center, Jewish life is truncated, if not voided altogether.

Sep 28 14:47

Israel’s Shimon Peres: Peacemaker or war criminal?

Jonathan Cook reminds us of the Shimon Peres that you are unlikely to hear about in Western obituaries: a colonialist and champion of the Jewish settlers, an “Inveterate schemer”, a war criminal and the father of Israel’s nuclear weapons programme.

Sep 28 09:17

TIMELY TOONS ~~GAZA REMEMBERS SHIMON PERES ~~ NOBEL ‘PEACE’ LAUREATE

For those of you with the gall to call Shimon Peres a ‘peace maker’ You all have no idea what peace is – clearly.

Sep 28 07:18

Women’s Boat to Gaza ready to break blockade

The Zaytouna is part of a now one-vessel Women’s Boat to Gaza flotilla after its sister ship Amal was forced to return to Barcelona because of engine trouble. It was not the only boat in the harbor of Ajaccio, but certainly the Zaytouna’s purpose — international solidarity, not leisure — was unique.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Anyone care to bet whether the Amal was sabotaged!

Sep 27 15:42

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!

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.

Will you call the Governor Brown's Office, right now? Just enter your details and we'll call your phone and patch you through directly to the Governor's office.

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.

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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.”

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