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Feb 19 09:35

A TASTE OF PALESTINE AT MY DOORSTEP

Supporting the BDS Movement , boycotting Israeli products, specifically those from the illegal settlements in the Occupied Territories is a great way to help the growing economy of Palestine and showing your solidarity with its people.

But now, thanks to the initiatives of the Northern California branch of the International Solidarity Movement, you can purchase products made in Palestine itself. They created a ‘shopping site’ called PALBOX.

Feb 19 06:45

'Gaza, this uninhabitable planet... I want to run away from this madness'

"I want to run away from this madness. And I know that hundreds of thousands of Gazans want to leave as well. We are cold not only physically but also metaphorically. Actually; I’m not sure about the accuracy of my name Hope because I’m also hopeless. I sometimes ask why I wasn’t killed during one of the wars. If the heaven is the final abode, so it is the big reward for all the suffering that we have witnessed. If it is Hell, there is no big different from the hell of Gaza.

Feb 18 08:57

Netanyahu asks Germany to mediate to return bodies of Israeli soldiers in Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked German Chancellor Angela Merkel to mediate to return the bodies of the Israeli soldiers held in Gaza, PalSawa.com reported Israeli radio saying yesterday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which is kind of weird, because back when Netanyahu was dropping bombs on Gaza he insisted no Israeli soldiers were captured or killed inside Gaza!

Feb 18 08:05

Trump: Israeli-Palestinian peace deal may be impossible

SUMTER, S.C. - Donald Trump, who has argued his experience negotiating tough real estate deals makes him best qualified to be US president, said on Wednesday it might be impossible to forge a lasting peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

During a televised town hall session hosted by MSNBC in South Carolina, Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, said he believed getting a deal done would be "very, very tough."

The remarks were notable not only because Trump rarely discusses Israel or the Mideast peace process on the campaign trail, but also because they seemed to show a shift in Trump's views on the feasibility of a deal.>>>

Feb 18 06:12

Trump won’t take sides on Israel and the Palestinians

JTA: Donald Trump said he would remain neutral when it comes to Israel and the Palestinians, but cited Palestinian incitement as a factor in making the conflict intractable.
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“You know, you have both sides, really, but one side in particular growing up learning that these are the worst people these people are the worst people, etc. etc.,” he said. “I was with a very prominent Israeli the other day, he says it’s impossible because the other side has been trained from the time they’re children to hate Jewish people.”
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“If I win, I don’t want to be in a position where I’m saying to you, and the other side now says, ‘We don’t want Trump involved, we don’t want,’ let me sort of be a neutral guy,” Trump said. “I don’t want to say whose fault is it, I don’t think it helps.”

Feb 17 14:48

Zionist lobby money behind US anti-boycott-Israel legislation

Lawrence Davidson examines the actions of four US congressmen from the Republican and Democratic parties who, at the behest of the Zionist lobby, have initiated legislation to combat the boycott of Israel.

Feb 17 12:16

Greatest Threat to Free Speech in the West: Criminalizing Activism Against Israeli Occupation

The U.K. GOVERNMENT today announced that it is now illegal for “local [city] councils, public bodies, and even some university student unions … to refuse to buy goods and services from companies involved in the arms trade, fossil fuels, tobacco products, or Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.” Thus, any entities that support or participate in the global boycott of Israeli settlements will face “severe penalties” under the criminal law.

This may sound like an extreme infringement of free speech and political activism — and, of course, it is — but it is far from unusual in the West. The opposite is now true. There is a very coordinated and well-financed campaign led by Israel and its supporters literally to criminalize political activism against Israeli occupation, based on the particular fear that the worldwide campaign of Boycott, Sanctions, and Divestment, or BDS — modeled after the 1980s campaign that brought down the Israel-allied apartheid regime in South Africa — is succeeding.

Feb 17 06:49

US theatre squelches play about Israeli siege

So the ‘The Siege’ has been cancelled in New York. Well, there’s a surprise!

Feb 17 06:46

The UN and the Invisible Palestinian Knives of Allege-gate

The UN is as fake as the fake knives of Allege-gate. Both are smokescreens for impunity for zionist brutality and crimes against humanity.

Feb 16 09:05

Still in shock from Dawabsha murders, West Bank village of Duma fears settlers will attack again

The arson attack by extremist Israeli settlers against the Dawabsha family that killed Baraa’s aunt Riham, uncle, Sa’ad, and their 18-month old baby Ali, left the rural village of Duma in shock. Only Ahmad – Sa’ad and Riham’s four-year-old son – survived the attack.

While the deadly arson attack was over half a year ago, residents in Duma say they must remain vigilant, worried that another similar attack may be just around the corner. The overwhelming feeling in the community is that the Israeli government has done nothing to deter further attacks against the vulnerable rural village.

Feb 16 08:48

Washington Post Reporter Detained in Israel for “Provocative Incitement” aka Creating News

A police spokeswoman, Luba Samri, said in a statement: “A passer-by complained that he witnessed a number of people intending to stage a provocative situation and disturbances by young Arabs toward policemen responsible for security in the area, apparently for propaganda purposes. In view of the complaint, the policemen detained a number of suspects in order to clarify the facts in a sensitive and discreet manner at the nearby police facility.”

She added: “When the details of the incident were clarified and no suspicion at all of criminal activity was raised, the detainees were released immediately by the investigating officer without any other steps taken in the matter.”
It should be criminal to stage provocations for the purpose of propaganda or perception management!

Feb 15 10:57

SIRENS SOUND IN ISRAEL AS AN ‘EDUCATIONAL EXERCISE’ … AND MEMORIES OF OUR OWN IN THE USA

Be sure not to miss my addition of Cold War Memories at the end of this post ….

Air raid sirens sounded throughout Israel as part of a nationwide drill for the educational system.

Is there a better way to prepare our students for Israel’s next planned aggression on Gaza?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All eyes are turning to the start of WW3 in Syria. Israel will use that moment the world is distracted to launch more attacks against the Palestinians.

Feb 15 10:47

TRYING TO CROSS THE ‘FLYING CHECKPOINT’ IN PALESTINE

There are hundreds of fixed checkpoints inside the illegally occupied West Bank, most are between one Palestinian area and another and not on the “Green line” but we also have to face the “flying checkpoints” which literally can be anywhere and anytime.

Feb 15 10:47

NO UNILATERAL ISRAELI PATH TO TWO STATES

If Israel’s leadership is serious about reaching a two-state solution, the road is defined and clear. It requires that Israelis grapple with the real interests and demands of Palestinians as of equal substance and value to their own, rather than wishing them away.

Feb 15 09:17

ISRAELI OFFICER FILMED PUSHING DISABLED PALESTINIAN OUT OF WHEELCHAIR

The video footage shows the unidentified officer tipping the Palestinian man out of his wheelchair near the city’s historic Tomb of the Patriarchs. Palestinian news agency Shehab posted the footage to its Facebook page, amassing more than 130,000 views and 2,500 shares.

Feb 15 08:57

FLASHBACK - Palestinian Woman Confronts Israelis Celebrating Freedom Flotilla Massacre

Feb 13 08:04

Israel’s “excessive force” kills two more children

Two Palestinian children were shot dead by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank this past week as a United Nations human rights investigator called on Israel to investigate its excessive use of force against Palestinians.

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"Yes, we use excessive force against the Palestinians!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Feb 13 08:02

Congress encouraging US states to “combat BDS”

Earlier this week, Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Representatives Robert Dold (R-IL) and Juan Vargas (D-CA) introduced the “Combating BDS Act of 2016” (S.2531 and H.R.4514), bills which seek to authorize state and local governments to divest assets from and prohibit investment in any entity that “engages in a commerce or investment-related boycott, divestment or sanctions activity targeting Israel.”

Illinois signed into law a bill last year requiring the state to divest from foreign companies that support boycott, divestment or sanctions (BDS).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't know about you, but I am fed up with looking around at the hunger, homelessness, joblessness, and decayed infrastructure of our nation while seeing government constantly whining about how they must take care of Israel.

I think it is time to take all the friends of Israel in government, put them on a cargo ship, and send them to this land they clearly love so much more than their own!

No government can serve two masters, and a government that serves Israel cannot, does not, and will not serve the American people. A friend of Israel is no friend of America. In these dark times America needs leaders who will put America first, second, and third!

Feb 13 08:00

Dutch students intensify campaign for academic boycott of Israel

Students for Justice in Palestine at VU University in Amsterdam stepped up their campaign for an academic boycott of Israel last week.

Feb 12 18:38

9/11: A Wilderness of Mirrors and the Prince of Darkness

On September 11, 2001 we Americans witnessed the calculated use of terror to traumatize our nation in order to impose a neoconservative political agenda that has been a disaster for the whole world, especially the Mideast. In 2016, all of this is clear, or should be with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight. But any Americans who read the neoconservative policy papers in the 1990s, understood the extreme ideas that were being expressed, saw the future, and tried to warn the rest of us about what was coming, were no doubt either dismissed as kooks or smeared as anti-semitic.

Feb 12 16:11

Is it too late for peace in Israel/Palestine?

Alan Hart argues that if the Palestinians insisted on dissolving the Palestinian Authority and handing back to Israel full responsibility and complete accountability for the occupation, peace in Palestine/Israel might still be possible.

Feb 11 13:41

Israel denies European Parliament delegation access to Gaza

A delegation from the European Parliament was blocked by the Israeli authorities from entering Gaza on Tuesday, the EU said in a statement. The lawmakers, who are part of the working group of the European Parliament Delegation for relations with Palestine, arrived in Jerusalem on Monday and was due to visit Gaza to assess the destruction caused in the 2014 conflict and the reconstruction efforts funded by the European Union.

According to the statement, a copy of which was sent to MEMO’s reporter in Gaza, no justification was given to explain the refusal.

Feb 11 10:13

THURSDAY’S TOONS ~~ ISRAEL TO FENCE ITSELF IN

The government is preparing a multi-year plan to surround Israel with security barriers, prime minister says.’ In the area that we live in, we must defend ourselves.’

Feb 11 09:34

Zionist and Nazi Moral Disengagement

Zionist values and the hasbara machine dread empathy. Empathy engages with suffering and survivors of Nazi atrocities and their descendants have the privileged capacity to realise there is no difference between suffering under the Nazi or the zionist jackboot – both of which made and make strides because the machinations of moral disengagement duped the German people back then, just as the Jewish people are duped today along with British, Canadian, American, European, Australian citizens whose governments grant impunity to the zionist scourge in Palestine.

Feb 11 09:19

To my Fellow Israelis: We Can Stop This

Let me put it out there, clearly and directly:

We have been acting like animals, with barbarism of a degree which indeed could be, and should be, and has been, compared to those whom we love to hate – the Nazis – whose cruelty is supposed to exonerate ours. As Golda Meir told MK Shulamit Aloni: “After the Holocaust, Jews are allowed to do anything.” NO. Damn well not. We’ve used this excuse, with those words or others, together with a systematic cover-up of our own cruelties, since the start. And because we have largely succumbed to our own propaganda in this, we have failed to perceive the historical trace, which, if followed honestly, will show us that we are essentially AT THE SAME PLACE as before – still subjugating, still massacring, still torturing.

Feb 10 16:35

Netanyahu Wants Fence Around Israel to Keep Out ‘Wild Beasts’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has proposed a plan to encircle his entire country with a fence as protection against “wild beasts,” referring to those in neighboring Arab states.

Feb 10 09:00

To my Fellow Israelis: We Can Stop This

the history of any state is violent and criminal but the future is what we make of it

Feb 10 08:38

Why are Oscar nominees being given a free trip to Israel?

Oscar nominees are receiving free trips to Israel because Tel Aviv is feeling the pressure from the ever-growing BDS movement

Feb 10 08:12

RT Documentary The Occupation of the American Mind

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Great documentary about what Israel is doing to Palestine (and you pay for it all).

Feb 10 07:33

74% of Gaza homes destroyed by Israel in summer 2014 war have not been rebuilt, as violent repression escalates

18 months after the Israel massacre 74% of the Palestinian homes have not been rebuilt.
Note: But the United States send billions more to Israel.

Feb 09 23:00

Falk reprimands Ban Ki-Moon over truth about Israel's crimes

With obvious relish Richard Falk, former professor of international law at Princeton and UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Occupied Palestine, has issued a well deserved slap on the wrist to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon for his naivety. It follows Israel's furious reaction to Ban's remark to the Security Council that “Palestinian frustration is growing under the weight of a half-century of occupation and the paralysis of the peace process”.

Feb 09 15:24

Hacker dumps data on nearly 30K federal agents ‘for Palestine’

An anonymous hacker has released the details of 20,000 FBI employees and 9,000 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) personnel online.

The so-called cybercriminal had earlier threatened to take the measure, Motherboard, which had received a copy of the data, reported Monday.

Feb 09 11:05

Israeli rabbi calls for execution of all Palestinians

A senior Israeli rabbi says Tel Aviv should execute Palestinians instead of arresting them and “leave no one alive” in order to establish safety in the occupied Palestinian territories, Palestinian media report.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not a word from ABCNNBBCBSFOX! If some Palestinian or Imam called for the murder of all Jews, I'll bet the reaction would be different!

Feb 09 10:00

#FreeGaza ~~ THE WINNING LOGO

The Women’s Boat to Gaza (WBG) is a Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC*) initiative that seeks not only to challenge the Israeli blockade but to also show solidarity and bring a message of hope to the Palestinian people.

The initiative was launched with a call to all artists/designers globally for submissions of a criterion based logo for the WBG that represented the undeniable contributions and indomitable spirit of Palestinian women who have been central within the Palestinian struggle.

Feb 09 10:00

HOW ZIONISM STEALS QUOTES TO JUSTIFY EVIL

Maya Angelou stood with Palestinians, but Israeli military uses her for Black History Month hasbara ...

Feb 09 08:59

Arab MKs Suspended For Being Arabs

The Knesset's Ethics Committee decided yesterday to suspend Arab MKs Haneen Zoabi, Basel Ghattas and Jamal Zahalka from meetings of the Knesset and its committees. Mr. Zoabi and Mr. Ghattas have been suspended for four months, and Mr. Zahalka for two months.

Their crime: the three Arab Joint List members dared to meet with families of Palestinian freedom fighters who gave their lives in the battle to free their land.

Feb 08 15:25

Richard Falk reprimands Ban Ki-moon over truth about Israel's crimes

Stuart Littlewood recalls an interview with former UN human rights rapporteur Richard Falk in which he exposes “the politics of deflection” – shooting the messenger while ignoring the message – underlying the propaganda efforts of Israel and its allies.

Feb 08 10:47

MR. APARTHEID LOCKS HIS DOORS RATHER THAN FACE THE MUSIC

Our Leviev Valentine’s event was yesterday – we shut him down again – they were supposedly closed for inventory (on a Saturday?). Again there were some crazies carrying on, screaming, grabbing someones phone and throwing it. The NYPD was there and refused to arrest him because the phone was still working. All of us ‘law & order types’ were chanting, “Arrest him!” but they didn’t. Of course if that was a Black kid he’d be at Sing-Sing by now or on a coroner’s gurney.

See the ugly face of zionism here …

Feb 08 09:07

Palestinian journalist, threatened with death, seeks asylum in Belgium

A Palestinian journalist is seeking asylum in Belgium after receiving a series of death threats.

Abdelsalam Abunada has been campaigning in recent months against a new law that would give the Palestinian Authority broad powers to censor the media.

Last month, he decided to flee the occupied West Bank because of threatening emails that had been sent to him. One of the messages warned that his throat would be cut.

Feb 07 12:39

Optimism of the will: One man’s hope amid fascism and bigotry in Israel

Uri Avnery explains why he is optimistic despite the deep despair of the Israeli peace camp, the exponential rise of Israel’s home-grown fascism and the fact that the Israeli government is leading the country towards national suicide.

Feb 07 09:52

NEWS AND ACTIONS THIS COMING WEEK IN HYPOCRISY LAND

The Israeli Knesset rejected a bill that calls for equality (after all all this must remain a state by and for Jews). And a video emerged of Israeli prime minister Netanyahu praising Israeli Fascist Group Im Tirtzu which believes in "Jewishness" of Palestine and acts and
supports to effect ethnic cleansing of native Palestinians in favor of European and other Jewish colonization. The Zionist leaders attacked Ban Ki Moon for mildly speaking about the need to end the occupation and let Palestinians live free. The heads of the EU misssions in
Jerusalem issued a report saying that Israel must respect human rights. They explained that 660 Palestinians are being held without charge or trial. They also mention Mohammad AlQeeq, a Palestinian Journalist on hunger strike for 70 days since his illegal detention.

Feb 07 09:51

PALESTINIAN HUNGER STRIKER NEAR DEATH IN ISRAELI JAIL

‘And before I be a slave I’ll be buried in my grave and go home to my Lord and be Free’

Feb 07 07:43

Monsanto Exposed as Source for White Phosphorus Used in Gaza Massacre

By Justin Gardner

Monsanto has earned the dubious reputation of being one of the most hated companies in the world. Its grand proclamations of working to feed the world and help the environment have been exposed for a sham...

The chemical manufacturing side of Monsanto goes back a long way, most notably to Vietnam where Agent Orange was used to decimate vast swaths of tropical rainforest and poison countless Vietnamese civilians and soldiers, including American. The popular 2-4, D herbicide used today was an ingredient in Agent Orange.

But Monsanto’s role as a purveyor of deadly military chemicals goes even deeper...

Feb 07 07:07

Forbidden love tales in Israel...

Officials in Israel’s education ministry banned Dorit Rabinyan’s ‘Gader Haya’ (Borderlife) book from being taught in schools because the plot involving a mixed romantic relationship between an Israeli and Palestinian is perceived as “threatening”.

Feb 07 00:21

Israel shoots the messenger: An open letter to Ban Ki-Moon

While I was special rapporteur for Palestine, you chose to attack me in public on several occasions. Now Israel has turned its fire on you......Richard Falk

Feb 06 11:03

BDS Blacklist: Festival fights back against Israeli right wing

Human rights and "Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions" (BDS) movement supporters held Blacklisted, an arts and music festival in Tel Aviv on Friday night, in resistance to the attacks they say they are receiving from right-wing Israelis.

They say the government-backed campaign aims to expose Israeli artists and public figures who speak out against the occupation of Palestinian land - and support human rights groups and the BDS movement.

Feb 06 10:15

Saudi Arabia sentences Palestinian poet to torture instead of death

A Saudi court ruled this week that instead of beheading Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh, he will now face flogging and eight years in prison as punishment for what state religious authorities consider to be crimes against Islam.

Feb 05 14:01

Palestinian leader backs Russia’s airstrikes in Syria

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has voiced his strong support for Russia’s airstrikes in Syria, Russia’s upper house speaker Valentina Matviyenko said on Friday. Abbas also said Russia has come back to the Middle East and this creates "certain balance" in the region and no imbalance will be allowed, Matviyenko said. On February 2-4, the delegation of Russia’s upper house of parliament paid an official visit to Israel and a working visit to Palestine. "Of course, they understand the importance of the fight against terrorism and Russia’s participation in the fight against terrorism," Matviyenko said, adding that Palestine and Israel have their own opinion on this fight.

Feb 05 13:18

Protest AIPAC in DC on March 20th!

12 Noon: Assemble at the White House
1pm-5pm: March to the Washington, D.C. Convention Center

On March 20, 2016 we aren't just protesting AIPAC but we are being direct about supporting Palestine hence the theme! We are asking people from all over The United States of America to come support justice for Palestine by standing against AIPAC which will be convening in DC on this day! We cannot continue to let AIPAC (which advocates for an illegal foreign entity not on US soil) dicatate our American foreign policy.

SUPPORT PALESTINE! PROTEST AIPAC! #SupportPalestineInDC2016

Feb 05 08:32

French government partners with Israeli settlement profiteer

The French government is giving high-profile backing to an Israeli company that profits from settlements built on occupied Palestinian and Syrian land in violation of international law.

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Cher peuple de France. Maintenant, vous savez ce que nous, les Américains doivent faire face à quand Israël envahit votre gouvernement!

Feb 05 08:01

ISRAEL ‘FEELING HEAT’ OVER SETTLEMENT BUSINESSES

The consequences of Israeli occupation and anti-Palestinian discrimination for Israel’s economy are now coming faster than ever.

Feb 04 15:19

US to invest $120 million into Israeli tunnel detection system

The US and Israel are each to invest $120 million into a tunnel detection system, which Israel says it needs to guard its borders, Israeli media reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the US and Israel spent that same money on the Palestinians there wouldn't be a conflict and no need for more weapons and systems.

Feb 04 10:21

PHOTO ESSAY OF REBELLIOUS PALESTINIAN YOUTH

Portraits of Palestine’s youth rebellion

Feb 04 09:57

Thousands of Fake Copies of the New York Times Hit NYC Streets Reimagining Paper as Balanced on Palestine

Frustrated with the New York Times’ unfair coverage of Israel and Palestine, human rights campaigners took matters into their own hands on Tuesday, printing and distributing a stunning 10,000 parody versions of the paper that imagine the premier news outlet as responsible and balanced.

Feb 04 09:37

Biggest Israeli demolition in a decade leaves 100 homeless

A Palestinian woman sits on the ruins of her house in the West Bank after it was demolished by Israeli occupation forces on 2 February. It was one of two dozen homes demolished by Israeli occupation forces in Jenbah, in the South Hebron Hills, making 100 people homeless.

Feb 04 06:24

International activists tweet for Mohmed al-Qeeq release

On day 46 of his strike, Mohmed al-Qeeq partially lost speaking and completely lost sight and hearing. On day 47, he started to fell intermittently into coma. On day 71, he had a mild-stroke.

Feb 04 06:06

Ex-prisoner reveals tragedies of female captives in Israeli jails

Captive Fatima told the PIC reporter that she lived six bitter years in prison, during which she experienced the wrench of the throes of childbirth, while she was tied up. She was deprived of the most basic human rights.

Feb 03 15:36

60% Deaf and Mute: Jailed hunger-striking Palestinian journo ‘in danger’ – lawyer

A Palestinian journalist on hunger strike in an Israeli prison has lost the ability to speak and most of his hearing.

Feb 03 12:55

Palestinian families homeless as Israeli military demolishes West Bank houses

Israeli bulldozers destroy 23 houses in two West Bank villages within controversial ‘military’ zone in one of biggest demolitions of recent years

Feb 03 10:25

AMERICA’S STRANGE BEDFELLOWS

Saudi Arabia overturns execution, sentences Palestinian poet to prison, 800 lashes

Feb 03 08:46

Roger Waters tells France: ‘Supporters of BDS, attacked by your judiciary, have my unequivocal respect and love’

Two days ago we posted about the brave pushback in France against legislation that makes it a crime to advocate for boycott of Israel. We were then informed that Roger Waters had sent a letter to the French people, via a French news agency, on this very subject some weeks ago that has never been published. We are publishing it here.

Feb 03 07:44

Palestine meeting at UK parliament canceled after lobby pressure

Labour Friends of Palestine, a group within the UK’s main opposition party, has canceled a meeting in parliament featuring veteran Palestinian British journalist Abdel Bari Atwan.

The cancelation was made after the group came under pressure from Labour Friends of Israel, a separate group inside the party. Legislators had been due to hear from Palestinian students over Skype.

Feb 02 18:53

Jewish West Bank settlers are as smug as white South Africans in 1980

The great South African black poet Dennis Brutus once told me an anecdote that summed up this smug view. Brutus, who passed on in 2009, was the man who encouraged me to go to southern Africa and see for myself. He had been imprisoned on Robben Island in the 1960s, alongside Nelson Mandela and other national leaders. “One day one of the white warders approached,” Brutus said in his mellifluous voice. “He said, ‘Brutus, you seem like an intelligent man — why do you fight against a system that you will never be able to change?’ He was a decent sort, so I answered, ‘And why do you think you will keep dominating us forever?’ He answered simply, ‘Because America will never stop supporting us.'”

The same self-confident attitude shines through in Weiss’s reports. The settlers are absolutely certain the Israeli government will never uproot them, and behind that is the unspoken conviction that the United States will never put significant pressure on Israel.

Feb 02 15:43

Palestine unveils its first homemade tank ‘prepared for day of confrontation’

Militants of political group Hamas which governs Gaza have presented first Palestinian own-made tank.

Feb 02 14:18

Palestine unveils its first homemade tank ‘prepared for day of confrontation’

Militants of political group Hamas which governs Gaza have presented first Palestinian own-made tank.

Feb 02 09:57

Israel launches electronic war against ‘global boycott movement’

The Israeli government has vowed to launch an “electronic war" against Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, including monitoring, tracking and thwarting their activities in cyber space, as well as attacking it with "special sophisticated tools".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This meets the definition of terror under the USAPATRIOT Act.

Feb 02 08:25

Israeli Academics Feel Shunned as Boycott Movement Gains Steam

Although the movement ostensibly targets universities, not individuals, Israeli academics say they are often snubbed at the personal level.

Feb 02 08:00

Jewish settlement firm accused of forging '14 out of 15' West Bank land deals

An Israeli pro-settlement company has been accused of forging acquisitions relating to more than a dozen real estate deals in the West Bank. A Channel 10 program alleged that 14 of 15 land deals police examined were fraudulent.

The Israeli authorities have been trying to clear illegal Jewish outposts from the Binyamin region of the West Bank. These include settlements such as Migron and Givat Asaf, which have proved to be flashpoints between pro-Israeli settlers and Palestinians.

An investigative report by Channel 10, as cited by Haaretz claimed that officials from Al-Watan, a company run by Zeev Hever, who has been a key figure in the Israeli settlement movement, were responsible for the forged deals.

Feb 02 07:42

Palestinian Authority officer turns his gun on Israel

After a Palestinian Authority staff sergeant was shot dead when he allegedly opened fire on and wounded three Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint on Sunday, Israel’s leading newspaper described the incident as “the nightmare scenario that has worried Israel for months.”

Feb 01 14:11

Death Penalty: A State of Assassins !!

“Israel” is out of this debate, simply because it is so “democratic” and never committed such a punishment but once in 1962 against Eichmann, the Nazi. The human blood and life for “Israel” is so precious, specially the Jewish one as it never executed anyone from the “chosen people”, the beloved sons of God !!!

Can you believe this? I don’t, simply because I have witnessed the mass-killing Israel executing the whole people of Palestine. Inside “Israel” the conditions are perfect for the Jew “citizen” but in the occupied Territories, it is hell for the occupied natives !!! “We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population.” David Ben-Gurion (the father of “Israel”), May 1948, to the General Staff. From Ben-Gurion, A Biography, by Michael Ben-Zohar, Delacorte, New York 1978.

Feb 01 13:33

BBC says it was 'inadvisable' for TV chief to sign letter opposing Israel boycott

The BBC has admitted it was “inadvisable” for former director of television Danny Cohen to add his name to a letter opposing a cultural boycott of Israel.

In a December email responding to a complaint, the corporation said it accepted that senior individuals “should avoid making their views known on issues of current political controversy” and it regretted the “impression” created by Cohen’s name appearing on the letter.

Feb 01 10:01

CLOSING YOUR EYES TO THE REALITY OF PALESTINE WON’T MAKE IT DISAPPEAR

When my son was about four years old he played a little game; if he saw someone or something that he didn’t want to see he would close his eyes and imagine that they were gone.

He was four at the time but thankfully outgrew this as he got older and learned to accept the reality of situations. Israel is almost sixty eight and still plays that game in regards to the existence of Palestine. Will they ever grow up?

Feb 01 09:21

Netanyahu frustrated over France's Palestine statehood ultimatum

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed frustration over a recent ultimatum by France for Palestinian statehood if efforts to renew peace efforts fail.

Feb 01 09:16

Palestinian Kids Dodge Settler Attacks

Feb 01 09:01

Palestinians raise money to rebuild attacker’s family home demolished by IDF

The Israeli military has demolished the homes of two Palestinians involved in deadly attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem last year, saying bulldozing is an effective tool to “deter” attacks. Rights groups say the demolitions are collective punishment.

Feb 01 08:40

Zionism’s Exaggerated Sense of Entitlement

As we prepare for our sixth year of protesting for the rights of Palestinians in Adelaide’s Rundle Mall we are reflecting on some new and disturbing behaviour from our detractors. Over the last 275 weeks we have had plenty of time and multiple opportunities to judge how various forms of Zionists and Christian Zionists comport themselves in public. Many of the behaviours appear to be counter-intuitive. It is well documented that a majority of Australians disapprove of Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians and believe that the Zionist Israeli government’s policies have a negative influence on world affairs. According to the BBC World Poll 2015 69% of Australians hold a negative view of Israel.

Feb 01 07:45

Academic boycott of Israel takes off in Italy

There have been major breakthroughs in Italy for the campaign to boycott Israeli academic institutions.

More than 200 academics from 50 Italian universities have signed a call for the boycott of Israeli academic institutions until Israel complies with international law.

This is the first time a significant number of Italian academics have taken a public stand in support of the Palestinian-led campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS).

Feb 01 07:44

Demands grow on Israel to release circus teacher for disabled children

As 23-year-old Palestinian circus performer Mohammad Abu Sakha enters his second month of administrative detention in Israeli prison, new appeals have been issued by Amnesty International for his release.

Abu Sakha, who has been a performer and trainer with the Palestinian Circus School since 2007, has yet to be charged with any offense.

Feb 01 07:42

For First Time in Current Terror Wave, Israel Severely Restricts Access To, From Ramallah

For the first time in the current terror wave, the Israel Defense Forces imposed a partial closure on Ramallah on Monday. 

Feb 01 04:53

IDF partial blockade in Ramallah response to alerts of future attacks from city

The IDF has placed a partial blockade around Ramallah on Monday morning, allowing only residents of the Palestinian city to enter and leave it.

An army spokeswoman said the partial closure placed around the major city – the first since the wave of terrorism began four months ago – came following "concrete alerts regarding future acts of terrorism originating in the city," as well as a spate of recent attacks, including the shooting attack by a PA policeman on IDF soldiers on Sunday.

Jan 31 15:43

The usurped rights of Israel’s Palestinian citizens

Jamal Kanj explodes the myth of Israeli democracy, noting that Israel’s Palestinian citizens face discrimination in education, health care and housing, in addition to having their mobility restricted, living under martial rule and being continually dispossessed of the little land they own.

Jan 31 10:17

Israel is Leading In Economic Inequality

So here’s the truth: the OECD report dismantles the anti Semitic argument that Jews are parasitic, capitalistic and exploitive of Goyim. The report proves that in the Jewish State; Jews engage in the most brutal repressive measures against their brethren.

Jan 31 09:11

TIME TO RUN FOR GAZA AGAIN

NYC, DC, are you ready?! The rumors are true, and we’re thrilled to announce that registration for the 2016 Gaza 5K is officially OPEN!

Sign up now and join us at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, on Saturday, March 26 and Rock Creek Park in Washington DC on Saturday, May 21 for a morning of movement and solidarity.

Why wait when you can start now? This year, we need you to register EARLY! It’s the only way to guarantee a race shirt. Rates will increase by $15 in the weeks leading up to the race, and we guarantee both races will sell out!

Jan 31 09:11

PALESTINIAN AFFAIRS CHOKED BY LAYERS OF CONFUSION

The Israeli occupation seeps into every aspect of life, including our internal affairs. This is not an excuse for our state of affairs, but rather a fact that has always been there and must be understood and taken into consideration as we plan our actions. It is these desired “actions,” or lack thereof, where lack of clarity enters.

Jan 31 09:10

SUNDAY MATINEE ~~ PALESTINIAN ART OF STEADFASTNESS

After the 1948 ethnic cleansing of Palestine, what has become known as the Nakba, the theme of refugees — “hopeless, helpless and without homes” — dominated.

But, as veteran artist Sliman Mansour explains, after the emergence of the armed struggle in the 1960s, “Palestinian art became proud.”

“The Palestinian woman with her nice dress, flowing hair and long neck: the woman is a symbol of the revolution,” he says.

Jerusalem soon became a symbol for Palestine, and Mansour is perhaps best known for his painting of an elderly man carrying its walled Old City, with the Dome of the Rock as its crown jewel, on his back.

Jan 31 09:04

Behind Israel’s campaign to vilify peace groups

Israeli government funds have been secretly transferred to far-right organisations leading a smear campaign against groups opposed to the occupation, a series of investigations show.

The rightwing groups have received tens of millions of dollars in state funding, either directly from the government or via Israeli local authorities representing the settlements in the West Bank.

In three known cases, publicly funded far-right organisations launched spying operations on human rights groups.

Jan 31 09:03

Obama Joins Israel Boycott, Labels West Bank Goods

In a step towards joining an Israel boycott, the U.S. is now requiring goods originating from the West Bank (also known as Judea and Samaria) to be labeled separately from products from the rest of Israel, following the European Union’s crackdown on products from the disputed territories.

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I guess Obama isn't quite ready yo trade wet sloppy kisses with Netanyahu!

Jan 31 08:09

France to recognize Palestinian state if peace efforts fail: FM

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told a Friday gathering of foreign diplomats that Paris has a responsibility as a permanent member of the UN Security Council to keep up efforts to find a solution between Israel and Palestine.

"We cannot let the two-state solution disintegrate. It is our responsibility as a UN Security Council member and a power seeking peace," Fabius said.

He noted that France is planning to hold an international conference in the "coming weeks" to bring together the Israeli and Palestinian sides as well as the US and some European and Arab states.

If this last attempt at finding a solution ends in a deadlock, "we need to face our responsibilities by recognizing the Palestinian state," Fabius said.

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Jan 31 05:47

The emperor has no clothes: The West Bank, settlements and the two State Solution

Each and every US administration as well as the European governments has been complicit in the crimes committed by Israel. However, it is time for the rest of the world to wake up and end the illusion. The illusion that Israel has legitimacy, the illusion that Israel is somehow the answer to the holocaust and to anti-Semitism, and the illusion that some parts of Palestine are occupied while others are not. It’s time to call out loud and clear that all Israeli settlements everywhere are illegal and just as in the tale “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” the emperor had no clothes, Israel too has no legitimacy

Jan 30 17:41

Has Israel normalised its psychologically disoriented apartheid system?

The extreme militarization of any nation requires an enemy, or at least the concept of an enemy and in the presence of the ‘imaginary’ enemy, the healthy suspicious and cautious tendency develops into a full fledged delusion of national persecution, that tends to use tools that are beneath a democracy, the tools of a dictatorship and implemented apartheid . The article argues how Israel has normalised its disoriented concept of the “imagined enemy” to justify its apartheid regime and the on going oppression of the Palestinians.

Jan 30 10:13

Brainwashed Palestinians

At the beginning of the Oslo deceptive mirage of “peace”, the zionists hosted several Palestinian “writers” for a month course in the Kibutz of Ein-Herod. In this course, the zionists taught some Palestinians writers the “culture of peace”, ie, the culture of accepting the zionist discourse and believing the zionist lies of “the Promised Land” and “the Chosen people” … this course had done its effect on this pseudo-writer to the degree he had been obsessed with the zionist discourse and believing its myths !!

Jan 30 07:29

France has threatened to recognize Palestine in the case of the failure of international negotiations

France intends in coming weeks to undertake efforts for the preparation of the conference to address the Palestinian-Israeli crisis, and in the case of failure of this meeting will recognize the Palestinian state, said the head of the French foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Friday. "In the coming weeks, France will make démarches on preparations for the international conference. It should involve interested parties, and their partners, in particular American, European and Arabic", he said in a speech to French diplomats. "The goal will be the implementation of the principle solution based on the coexistence of two States (Israeli and Palestinian — Interfax)", — cite the words of Fabius European media. According to him, "if this last attempt to resolve the issue through negotiations would be blocked, we will have to act responsibly and to recognize a Palestinian state". The Minister criticized the continued construction of Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories.

Jan 30 07:25

Palestinian youths get 15 years in prison for stone throwing they denied

Five Palestinian youths, known as the “Hares boys,” after their home village in the West Bank, have concluded a nearly three-year military trial by agreeing to a plea deal with Israeli occupation authorities.

They will each serve 15 years in prison.

Jan 29 17:23

Witches’ Brew of Israeli Extremism

The demons are dancing tonight. On days like today, which bring news of serial bizarre developments within Israel’s extreme-right, it calls to mind witches madly cavorting on broomsticks or laughing gleefully beside a boiling cauldron. It’s a real Witches’ Brew.

Jan 29 10:17

TOON FOR THE WEEK’S END ~~ DEFENDING THE OCCUPATION

The United Nations says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stands by every word of his criticism of Israeli settlement-building this week and rejects Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comment that the remarks justify terrorism….

Ban spoke out again Wednesday, telling a General Assembly committee that the Palestinians “watch as Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, expand and expand.”

The UN chief, who is in the final year of his term, also said that “you can count on me to speak up” to help achieve an Israeli-Palestinian peace.

Jan 29 10:17

WHO PROFITS FROM ISRAEL’S ILLEGAL SETTLEMENTS?

Airbnb, the popular travel website, is the target of a new campaign against its listings of accommodation in the settlements built by Israel in the occupied West Bank.

Five organizations launched a campaign called Stolen Homes on Wednesday calling on Airbnb “to immediately stop listing vacation rentals in Israeli settlements, all of which were built on stolen Palestinian land and deemed illegal under international law.”

A petition notes that “through earning fees from settlement vacation rentals, Airbnb is directly profiting from the continuing occupation and dispossession of Palestinians.”

The petition is supported by the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, American Muslims for Palestine,Jewish Voice for Peace, the US Palestinian Community Network and Codepink.

Jan 29 10:12

Hitler Youth nabbed: German police swoop on 90-something ex-SS Panzer war crimes suspects

Germany’s criminal police searched homes belonging to former soldiers of the 12th SS Panzer Division, including those of three suspects said to have taken part in a 1944 massacre in France that killed 86 men in a reprisal against the Resistance.

The searches took place all across Germany with the law enforcement officers going after former members of 12th SS Panzer Division Hitler Youth, including three main suspects living in Saxony and Lower Saxony, German media report.

The three men – all in their 90s – were charged with taking part in the so-called Ascq massacre that occurred on 1 April 1944 in the northern French village, several kilometers off the Belgian border. On that day, a train carrying SS soldiers from the 12th Panzer Division derailed after an explosion at the railroad.

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They are wagging the Nazis really hard, which signals Israel is about to do something really nasty!

Jan 29 10:10

Gilad Atzmon - I am in NYC this weekend

Hello everybody, I am in NYC for a few days for interviews and sessions.

On Sunday afternoon I will be running a workshop on Controlled Opposition. I will also attempt to explain why Anti Zionism has failed to stop Zion and why the Anti War movement hasn’t stopped a single war. Why is anti capitalism funded by capital? All these problematic issues must be addressed. On Sunday I will unveil the last piece in the puzzle. If you are in NYC come and witness the dots being connected.

January 31, 1-5 PM

18 West 18 Street, between 5th and 6th,

Room Number 603

Jan 29 09:59

Rule 1: Talk About Anything Political in Hollywood ... Except Gaza

As casualties mount in Gaza, an uncharacteristic reticence about the conflict has settled over high-level Hollywood. Cultural affinity and political support for Israel run deep in the entertainment industry, as they have since Israel's founding in 1948. It's commonplace for top executives to be on a first-name basis with prominent Israeli politicians and business leaders. As a consequence, the current Israeli incursion into Gaza, even with its civilian and child casualties, has not generated public debate among executive ranks. The celebrities and athletes who have expressed pro-Palestinian sentiments are being dismissed — for now at least — as "uninformed," an adjective expressed to THR by several top executives.

Jan 29 08:57

Surprise, Surprise! Oregon State Police (Who Killed Lavon Finicum) Trained By Israelis

The killing of rancher Lavoy Finicum by the Oregon State Police made international news Tuesday, and in a very unusual move, the FBI quickly released the video of the shooting yesterday, which was filmed by an FBI helicopter. Finicum, whose final post on Twitter was a lovely rendition of 'Amazing Grace' hours before his death, was one the passionate protesters at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for the past several weeks. Not surprisingly, the Oregon State Police and other law enforcement agencies across Oregon have been admittedly trained by Israeli military and have gone to Israel for training seminars.

Jan 28 22:53

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

One cant understand the Palestinian-zionist conflict without bringing the whole geopolitical context that happened for half a century (and even beyond that) before the actual ethnic cleansing of Palestine:

First, Palestine was inhabited by the native Palestinians (regardless of their religion) for Thousands of years before the zionist thought to build their "jewish state" in Palestine.

Jan 28 12:31

Netanyahu has taken Israel’s crackdown on Jewish dissent to a new low

The Israeli PM’s spat with US ambassador Dan Shapiro shows a government intent on suppressing and delegitimising any leftist anti-occupation sentiment

Jan 28 11:19

Are the Dark Ages over?

Iran's Ayatollah Khomein makes video exposing Zionism and Holocaust lies

Jan 28 10:49

Wiesenthal Centre to World Medical Association: “Resist Pressure to Expel Israel from World Medical Association (WMA)”

“It is ironic that the WMA ethical programme was born in the wake of World War II, when Nazi doctors committed inhuman experiments on children, exterminated the handicapped and murdered six million Jews and others.”

“The prejudices of seventy one British doctors bent on Israel's expulsion have turned them into ethics abortionists.”

Jan 28 10:39

MEET A REAL PALESTINIAN-AMERICAN HEROINE

The Case of Rasmea Odeh: A Palestinian Hero

Read all about her case HERE

With updates at #Justice4Rasmea

Image by Carlos Latuff

Jan 28 08:57

This uprising is about more than knives

Inevitably, the journalists left once a massive crackdown significantly reduced the number of deadly attacks against Israelis in the city. It is an all too familiar pattern for Palestinians, who know by now that it’s only “escalation” when there are dead or wounded Israelis. Deaths, injuries, arrests and home demolitions inflicted on Palestinians by Israel are deemed business as usual, not worthy of further inquiry.

Jan 28 08:56

Israel’s deadly restrictions on Palestinian patients

Israel’s robust hasbara – or propaganda – effort devotes no small amount of energy to presenting its army as dedicated to the health and well-being of Palestinians – whether in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, or the blockaded Gaza Strip.

Jan 28 08:34

Toronto film executive pulls support for York University film program over Israel mural

A Toronto film industry executive is pulling his company’s support for York University’s Cinema and Media Arts program due to a mural he said is “anti-Israel.”

“It made me sick to my stomach and very angry,” Paul Bronfman said this week when describing his initial reaction to learning of the portrait. “We live in an amazing city, an amazing country, and to have this happening under our noses is disgusting. It’s subtly anti-Semitic and anti-Israel. It’s anti-Canadian.”

The mural is currently displayed in the York University Student Centre. It shows a person looking at a bulldozer close to a building while holding rocks. The person is shown wearing what looks like a Palestinian flag with a map of Israel without its borders. At the bottom of the mural, the words “justice” and “peace” can be seen along with other text.

Jan 28 07:58

Paul Bronfman Stops Giving to Canada College Over Pro-Palestinian Mural

Bronfman, the chairman of Pinewood Toronto Studios and William F. White International, a supplier of film production equipment, announced his decision to cut his donations to the university on Sunday. He also serves as a director of the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center, which has been critical of the painting, titled “Palestinian Roots.”

Jan 27 09:08

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu accuses UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of 'encouraging terror'

Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations Secretary General has been accused of “encouraging terror” by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Speaking at the UN Security Council, Mr Ban said it was human nature for oppressed peoples to react to occupation, adding that a recent wave of attacks was driven by a "profound sense of alienation and despair" among some Palestinians.

"Palestinian frustration is growing under the weight of a half century of occupation and the paralysis of the peace process," he said. "As oppressed peoples have demonstrated throughout the ages, it is human nature to react to occupation, which often serves as a potent incubator of hate and extremism."

Jan 27 08:35

George Galloway explaining to a Jew that they have no right in Pales tine

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This was George's rebuttal to a common claim made by supporters of Israel that the claimed events of the Holocaust somehow gave Britain the right to give Palestine to the Zionists.

This is, of course, the whole reason for the holocaust myth in the first place. At the end of WW2, the planners of Israel faced a major problem. The world had just united against Germany on the principle that one nation does not have a right to simply march into another nation and take it for their own use, which is exactly what the planners of Israel wanted to do to Palestine. Israel needed a propaganda weapon so powerful that all the world's nation that had sacrificed so much blood and treasure would be convinced that what Germany could not be allowed to do to Poland and France, Israel had to be allowed to do to Palestine. So using Jewish-controlled media, slave-labor facilities became death camps, delousing became gassing, shower rooms became gas chambers, deaths from typhus epidemics became extermination, and one of the greatest lies ever told was born.

Jan 26 23:27

Rights of Palestinian Israel citizens

Israel can’t continue to use the Jewish victims of the Holocaust to justify its racist and malevolent policies against non-Jewish citizens of Israel.

Jan 26 18:54

UK's leading pro-Palestine campaign group blocks call to expel Israel from the UN (again)

There is ample reason for calling for Israel’s expulsion from the UN. It chimes very well with the ‘Sanctions’ element of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS). And it is a good fit with the sort of measures that, in the ‘Call to Action’ by the BDS Movement, should be maintained until Israel meets its obligation to recognize the Palestinian people’s inalienable right to self-determination and fully complies with the precepts of international law

Jan 26 14:34

UK’s Palestine Solidarity Campaign blocks call to expel Israel from UN

Stuart Littlewood asks where does the Palestine Solidarity Campaign – the UK's leading pro-Palestine campaign group – go from here, now that it has rejected a proposal to seek Israel's expulsion from the UN for persistently violating international law?

Jan 26 14:32

American Jews and Israel: A divorce in the making?

Alan Hart argues that fear by US and European Jews that anti-Israeli sentiment created by Israel’s oppression of the Palestinians might turn into anti-Semitism is turning these Jews away from the Zionist state.

Jan 26 10:59

Israel Approves Construction of 150 Homes in West Bank - Reports

According to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the construction plans were adopted last week and include settlements in Ariel and Hebron areas.

The construction of 153 units denotes an end to an informal construction freeze, which lasted 18 months, and that had been imposed over fears that the United States might not approve it, according to the newspaper.

Jan 26 09:42

Monsanto Supplied Chemical Weapons to Israel – Guilty of War Crimes

Monsanto’s history in the food and pesticide business has become well documented. The Big Agricultural giant has found themselves in many a headline from the production of synthetic marijuana patents to Indian farmers committing mass suicide, to the run of the mill lawsuit over cross pollination of crops. In short, Monsanto is on every turn in the agricultural world; yet in another terrifying turn they’ve now been linked to the use of White Phosphorus on Palestinians in Gaza 2008 and 2009.

Jan 26 08:15

Prime Minister Netanyahu: Don’t Build Jewish Communities on the Rubble of Bedouin Villages

The Israeli government is now preparing to demolish the two “unrecognized” Negev Bedouin villages of Um al-Hiran and Atir, and to forcibly resettle their 1,200 inhabitants, who are non-Jewish citizens of Israel, to the overcrowded township of Hura. The government plans to build a Jewish community, to be called Hiran, on the rubble of the homes of their fellow citizens in the Bedouin village of Um al Hiran. On August 23, bulldozers began the work. Nearby, the government plans to expand the Yatir forest to overrun the Bedouin village of Atir.

Jan 26 08:11

Israel advocates falsely claim Chicago LGBTQ protest disrupted Jewish prayers

Last Friday evening, hundreds of activists marched through the Chicago Hilton to protest the presence of the Israel lobby group A Wider Bridge and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency at the National LGBTQ Task Force’s annual Creating Change conference.

In the days since the protest, Israel lobby groups have mounted a full-scale smear campaign against the activists, attempting to paint them as violent and anti-Semitic.

Jan 25 19:16

Palestinian Woman Kicked in Head as Jewish Mob Debates Whether to Kill Her

A ?Palestinian woman from Haifa attacked and detained by [Jewish] ?Israeli passersby in Tel Aviv. Passers-by are arguing about whether or not to beat and kill her. One woman claims she saw she had a knife and screams and demands her execution. Someone kicks her in the head. If not for the intervention of some of the bystanders who stop the lynch this would have been reported as another "stabber terrorist" that was "neutralized" .

Jan 25 16:17

Palestinian Woman Kicked in Head as Jewish Mob Debates Whether to Kill Her

Jan 25 15:25

Netanyahu seeks to return Israeli army-evicted settlers to West Bank houses

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he would allow Jewish settlers evicted by the Israeli army from two houses in the West Bank city of Hebron to return once proper permits were in place.

Israeli settlements in occupied territory, deemed illegal by most countries, are a fundamental issue in the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process and a factor behind a recent wave of Palestinian stabbing attacks on Israelis.

About 80 settlers were removed from Hebron on Friday a day after Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon withheld his required approval of their occupancy in apartments in a city where tensions between Israelis and Palestinians run high.

Jan 25 10:26

REMEMBER THE KIDS IN GAZA AS YOU FROLIC IN THE SNOW

Jan 24 10:28

Israel to allow settler takeover of Palestinian homes in Al-Khalil

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday gave his support to a group of Jewish settlers who were filmed forcefully taking over Palestinian homes in the city of Hebron (Al-Khalil) in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

Though Israeli border police removed the settlers from the homes on Friday, Netanyahu on Sunday confirmed that they would be allowed to move into the structures once paperwork for their purported “secret purchase” was complete.

Jan 24 09:56

NEW VIDEO ~~ MEET THE CHILDREN OF THE CAMP

Children from Bethlehem’s Aida and Beit Jibrin refugee camps talk to Mondoweiss about their life in the camps. Filmmakers Sheren Khalel and Abed al Qaisi wanted to know exactly how much the children understood about the military occupation going on around them, and how normal they believed their lives were. With their parents permission, Khalel and al Qaisi asked five children from the streets of the two camps what they thought. All of the answers were spontaneous and unrehearsed, and as it turned out, the kids understood — and have experienced — quite a lot.

Jan 23 22:28

Former Education Ministry Official Praises Bernadotte Assassination, Hints Swedish Foreign Minister Deserves Similar Fate

Zvi Zameret, the former director for instruction for the Israeli education ministry has written an op-ed in Makor Rishon, Sheldon Adelson’s pro-settler newspaper, praising the 1948 assassination of UN mediator Count Folke Bernadotte by Yitzhak Shamir’s Lehi gang.
Zameret hints that Wallstrom herself should share a similar fate to Bernadotte.

Jan 23 09:45

British Doctors Accuse Israel of “Medical Torture”

Seventy-one UK doctors along with 343 academics want the Israeli Medical Association and its members expelled from the World Medical Association.

They want joint projects with Israeli universities banned. They accused Israeli doctors of “medical torture” on Palestinian patients.

Jan 23 08:45

Airbnb told to cease profiting from Israel’s war crimes

Airbnb, the popular travel website, is the target of a new campaign against its listings of accommodation in the settlements built by Israel in the occupied West Bank.

Five organizations launched a campaign called Stolen Homes on Wednesday calling on Airbnb “to immediately stop listing vacation rentals in Israeli settlements, all of which were built on stolen Palestinian land and deemed illegal under international law.”

Jan 23 08:44

Activists pull out of Chicago LGBTQ conference over Israel pinkwashing

Black Lives Matter Chicago has added its voice to protests over the National LGBTQ Task Force’s inclusion of an Israel lobby group in its Creating Change conference in Chicago this weekend.

Jan 23 08:43

Netanyahu at Davos: Syria "best case scenario benign balkanization"

Is there such a thing as "Benign Balkanization"
Benign; not causing death or serious injury: not causing harm or damage
Let's think of the violence inflicted on Palestinians by Jewish terror groups before and after the UN decided to benignly balkanize Palestine?

Jan 22 22:38

Israel’s Right-Wing Comes Out, Slurs Flying, Against US Ambassador Shapiro

While addressing Israel’s leading national security think tank on Monday, U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro offered a harsh, relatively unprecedented assessment of the country’s apartheid legal system.

After the speech received media coverage in Israel, Netanyahu shot back: “The ambassador’s statements … are unacceptable and wrong.”

Jan 22 14:18

Chief Israeli rabbi calls for executing Palestinians

Days of Palestine, Jerusalem –Chief Israeli Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu has called for executing Palestinians in order to afford safety for the Israeli occupation states.

“Israeli army has to stop arresting Palestinians,” he posted on his Facebook wall, “but, it must execute them and leave no one alive.”

Jan 22 09:19

ISRAEL SAYS WILL SEIZE WEST BANK LAND; DEMOLISHES EU STRUCTURES

Israel confirmed on Thursday it was planning to appropriate a large tract of fertile land in the occupied West Bank, close to Jordan, a move likely to exacerbate tensions with Western allies and already drawing international condemnation. In an email sent to Reuters, COGAT, a unit of Israel's Defence Ministry, said the political decision to seize the territory had been taken and "the lands are in the final stages of being declared state lands".

Jan 22 07:40

“They won’t be able to break us,” says arrested Israeli activist

An Israeli court ordered the immediate, unconditional release of Palestinian human rights defender Nasser Nawaja on Thursday, but as of Friday morning he remained in custody. Lawyers are filing a motion against Israeli police for contempt of court.

Jan 22 07:39

University of South Florida students pass Israel divestment resolution

On Tuesday night, the student senate at the University of South Florida in Tampa passed a joint resolution calling on the board of trustees of the USF Foundation to divest from corporations involved in Israel’s occupation and human rights violations.

The resolution, which passed in a landslide vote of 32-12 with 5 abstentions, demands that the university pull its investments in corporations that “are continuously and knowingly complicit” in violations of Palestinian rights.

It lists Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard, G4S, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman as examples of such companies whose shares are in the university’s portfolio.

Jan 22 07:38

Mossad-linked group’s case against US trade union thrown out

The National Labor Relations Board has dismissed a case brought by a Mossad-linked Israeli group against a US trade union over its support for Palestinian rights.

In August 2015, the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America – known as UE – voted to back the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) on Israel.

In October, Shurat HaDin filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, the statutory body that enforces US trade union laws, to try to force UE to abandon its decision.

The complaint alleged that UE’s resolution violated the prohibition in US labor law against secondary boycotts.

Shurat HaDin is an Israeli organization that acts as a proxy for Israel’s Mossad spying and assassination agency. It uses legal cases to harass supporters of Palestinian rights, a strategy known as lawfare.

Jan 22 07:38

SPOOF OF THE DAY ~~ ISRAEL DESTROYS TO BUILD

Israel confirmed on Thursday it was planning to appropriate a large tract of fertile land in the occupied West Bank, close to Jordan, a move likely to exacerbate tensions with Western allies and already drawing international condemnation.

The appropriation, covers 154 hectares (380 acres) in the Jordan Valley close to Jericho, an area where Israel already has many settlement farms built on land Palestinians seek for a state. It is the largest land seizure since August 2014.

Jan 21 17:45

Chief Israeli rabbi calls for executing Palestinians

We must not allow a Palestinian to survive after he was arrested. If you leave him alive, he will be released and kill other people,” Eliyahu said, “we must eradicate this evil from within our midst.”

Jan 21 12:45

UK Doctors Uncover Proof Of Israeli Hospitals Torturing Palestinians

Doctors in the UK have urged the World Medical Association (WMA) to ban Israel following revelations that doctors in Israeli hospitals routinely torture Palestinian patients seeking treatment.

Jan 21 10:12

DON’T BUY APARTHEID FOR YOUR VALENTINE

Join Adalah-NY in front of occupation-profiteer Lev Leviev’s diamond store in NYC to demand Leviev stop taking Palestinians’ land, rights, and lives!

This Valentine’s shopping season join us in supporting Palestinians as they shake off Leviev’s practices of hate.

There’ll be parodies, signs, chanting!

For two years in a row, Leviev’s store has been closed for our December Anti-Apartheid Holiday Carols protest. Come out to see if we can shut him down right before Valentine’s Day as well!

Jan 21 09:56

Netanyahu Signs Off on Israeli Seizure of West Bank Farmlands

Despite international criticism over its settlement policy, Israel plans to seize a large tract of farmland in the occupied West Bank, Israel's Army Radio reported on Wednesday.

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