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Apr 01 09:33

Netanyahu spars with US senator over Israeli army's rights record

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Senator Patrick Leahy went head to head on Wednesday, after the senior Democrat and 10 other congressmen called for the US to investigate the possibility of human rights abuses by Israeli forces.

In a joint letter to US Secretary of State John Kerry that was published Tuesday, the group of congressmen suggested that some US military aid to Israel should be suspended if reports of "gross violations of human rights," including "extrajudicial killings," should be proven true.

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Apr 01 09:24

Arrest of soldier filmed executing Palestinian was just public relations

An Israeli soldier shown on video executing an incapacitated Palestinian last week was arrested only “to avoid embarrassment in front of the world,” according to the human rights group Al-Haq.

The group’s investigation sheds new light on the incident in which two Palestinian youths were slain, and comes as the arrested soldier, Elor Azarya, faces manslaughter charges, rather than the murder charges previously announced by military prosecutors. He may be released within days.

Apr 01 08:41

The Ultimate Trial of Israeli Society

Last Thursday, March 24th, an Israel defense force (IDF) soldier was filmed executing a wounded Palestinian man alleged to have carried out a stabbing attack against IDF soldiers in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of Hebron. The videographer responsible for the filming is Imad Abu Shamsiya, a Palestinian shoemaker who has since received death threats and intimidation from extreme right-wing Israeli settlers with the prospect of a potential lawsuit. Though the incident is part of a wave of extrajudicial killings of Palestinians carried out by Israeli soldiers, this particular case is different. Here, the film unambiguously shows that the wounded Palestinian man did not present a danger to his surrounding. Quite shockingly, not only does the film implicate the executioner; it also shows his IDF comrades as completely unfazed by the incident, including medical personnel.

Apr 01 08:38

LAND DAY ~~ REMEMBERING OUR LAND AND OUR MARTYRS

Today, with no resolution in sight to the historic injustices inflicted upon them, Palestinians in Israel and elsewhere use this day to remember and redouble their efforts for emancipation.

Apr 01 08:37

HOUNDING THE MESSENGERS OF PALESTINE

Israeli soldiers and paramilitary settlers have been hounding and intimidating a Palestinian journalist who filmed the gruesome murder of an unarmed and badly wounded Palestinian at the hands of an Israeli police officer in Hebron a few days ago.

The film showed the trigger-happy Israeli officer fire several bullets on the head of the bleeding Palestinian, who then succumbed to his fatal wounds.

Israeli army sources alleged that the wounded Palestinian had sought to stab Israeli soldiers. Palestinian eyewitnesses disputed the Israeli narrative.

Mar 31 08:25

Gaza man faces deportation from France for refusing to become informant

A Palestinian refugee is waiting to hear if he will be deported from France.

He and his lawyers say the decision to expel him is in retaliation for his refusal to act as an informant for French intelligence services.

Mar 31 08:25

Israel jails man who protested attack on his home

Muhannad Saad Salah is being detained by Israel after daring to protest against attacks on his home.

Mar 31 08:23

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!

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Mar 31 07:34

Why US and Israel wants to ban this video...

Mar 31 07:27

Will the Execution of a Wounded Palestinian Trigger a Third Intifada?

Tensions in the West Bank rise following last Thursday’s video showing an Israeli Defense Forces Medic shooting a wounded, unarmed Palestinian in the head.

Mar 31 07:21

Politicians urge CUNY to boot pro-Palestinian student group

A bipartisan group of 35 state legislators is urging CUNY to boot a pro-Palestinian student organization from its 23 campuses over accusations of members threatening and harassing Jewish students.
“It’s not about an issue of ‘freedom of speech’, it’s about intimidation and fear,” said Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn).
Note: Dov, are you Jewish by any chance!

Mar 30 20:11

What motivates US policy toward Israel?  An Analysis  by Lawrence Davidson

Israeli journalist Gideon Levy tells us that “American liberals should know … that they are supporting the first sign of fascism in Israel. I don't call it yet fascism, but [the] first signs [are] very clear. … And America keeps financing it. This should be known and should be recognized by any American, mainly the liberals, who care where their taxpayer money goes, and so much of it.

Mar 30 14:13

What motivates US policy toward Israel?

Lawrence Davidson analyses the amorality and mercenary underpinning of US Democratic Party policy towards Israel, as exemplified by Hillary Clinton, National Security Advisor Susan Rice and ambassador to the UN Samantha Power.

Mar 30 08:30

Israel - Map Censorship

"Information Clearing House" - What is the difference between a textbook publisher giving into pressure from Christian fundamentalists seeking to censor the teaching of evolution, and a publisher giving in to Zionists seeking to censor awareness of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine? Neither phenomenon is a matter of opinion or perspective. One act of censorship denies facts established by scientific research. The other denies the documented violation of international law (for instance, the Fourth Geneva Convention) and multiple UN resolutions. So the answer to the question just asked is – there is no difference.

Mar 30 07:20

President Trump? Who’s Who in Trump’s Foreign Policy Inner Circle? US War Machine Rolls On

First up for scrutiny is Walid Phares, perhaps the most well known of Trump’s foreign policy team. Phares is a regular commentator on FOX News where he generally espouses more or less the same policies as any typical Washington neoconservative. Indeed, his pedigree and history place him squarely in the aggressive neocon camp, including as one of the main advisers (along with notable neocons Robert Kagan, Eliot Cohen, Eric Edelman, et al) to Mitt Romney in his failed 2012 presidential campaign.

Phares spent a decade as a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD), a well known neoconservative think tank long since understood as pro-Israel, and widely regarded as part of the influential Israel Lobby. In fact, FDD president and founder Clifford May described the group’s mission as being “to enhance Israel’s image in North America and the public’s understanding of issues affecting Israeli-Arab relations.”

To that end, Phares has long-standing ties, both professionally and ideologically, with Israel and the hardliner policies of Tel Aviv.

Mar 30 06:53

IDF murderer or Jewish martyr? Soldier who shot Palestinian proclaimed 'national hero' by far-right

Outside a courthouse in southern Israel, a crowd of hundreds waved Israeli flags, hoisted posters and chanted in support of a soldier who fatally shot a Palestinian knife attacker near Hebron. The crowd chanted "Kahane is alive" in reference to the late extremist Israeli rabbi Meir Kahane and in support of the soldier, who was caught on camera executing the man as he lay on the ground.

Mar 30 06:46

Omar Accomplished His Job, Omar Is Free To Go

The truth is obvious. Right wing Israeli politicians knew about Omar Barghouti’s activities all along. Israel allowed Omar Barghouti to travel around the globe and condemn the occupation. Israel allowed it because from a very early stage BDS was an Israeli controlled opposition maneuver.

For Israel, BDS presented the ideal front on which to fight. Instead of battling for a Palestinian Right Of Return, that is ethically solid and backed by UN resolutions, the solidarity movement was reduced to an internal Jewish debate over the “Right to BDS.” Instead of dealing with the acute Palestinian refugee crisis in Syria and Lebanon, our devoted solidarity campaigners gathered around their local food store to protest against gefilte fish made in Israel.

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Interesting analysis. But BDS has broken out of control around the world.

Mar 30 06:41

Israel’s West Bank land grabs biggest in decades

This month, Israel announced two sweeping land grabs in the northern and central occupied West Bank, prompting anti-settlement group Peace Now to warn that the Israeli government had reverted to its major land confiscation policies pre-dating the 1993 Oslo accords.

On 21 March, Israeli authorities began notifying Palestinian residents of the Nablus-area villages of al-Sawiya, al-Lubban al-Sharqiya and Qaryout that their land would be declared “state land” and become part of the Israeli settlement Eli.

Mar 29 20:50

Zionists "Aiding" Palestine for "Peace": A Canadian Story !!

This is the story of my friend in short without giving much details but what I want to tell you is not to allow the Zionist to fool you and use you as they did to my friend and many other Palestinian activists.

Mar 29 20:38

What it really means to be a friend of Israel

As La Clinton and others perform their obscene ritual acts of obeisance let us ponder what being a Friend of Israel really entails. It means aligning yourself with the vilest villainy. It means embracing the terror and ethnic cleansing on which the state of Israel was built.

Mar 29 12:51

What it really means to be a friend of Israel

Stuart Littlewood looks beyond Zionist propaganda, such as The Israel Project, to explore what it really means to be a “Friend of Israel”, as are hundreds of stooges and pimps among Europe’s and the US’s political elites.

Mar 29 06:49

Israeli settlement goods “welcome” in Europe, says EU envoy

The top European Union diplomat in Tel Aviv has encouraged the sale of goods made in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

Speaking in Jerusalem on Monday, Ambassador Lars Faaborg-Andersen said that “settlement products are welcome on the EU market.”

Mar 29 06:48

How Israel makes money from blockading Gaza

Palestinians whose livelihoods are forcibly enmeshed in Israel’s economic system are often used as human shields against the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

The frequent accusation made by critics is that boycotts of Israeli businesses, especially settlement businesses, will hurt the very Palestinians that BDS activists say they support.

Mar 28 15:24

UN Human Rights Council Will Monitor Corporations Operating In Occupied Palestine

The U.N. vote to expose corporations profiting from Israeli occupation demonstrates shifting global opinion on settlements, says the Institute of Policy Studies.

Mar 28 15:21

Preoccupied In Palestine

She has given up speech for sign language.
She is learning how to sing with her hands,
how to scream and shout without parting her lips
or betraying her coordinates. The truth is
she can tell you everything she needs to with her eyes;
right now, they are pointing out a sniper—and his shadow—
watching us eat lunch through a telescopic lens.

Mar 28 14:34

Israeli group launches database on businesses located in the Jewish settlements

The Israeli peace group Gush Shalom has launched a comprehensive database providing information for consumers on the location, activities and the evasive tactics used by businesses located in the illegally occupied Palestinian territories.

Mar 28 12:18

‘IDF soldier’s penalty for shooting Palestinian? Probable reprimand for letting himself be filmed'

The more Palestinians react the more the Israelis feel they are justified in taking extremely repressive action. But the whole purpose for such action is ethnic cleansing, Paul Larudee from Free Palestine Movement told RT.

An Israeli soldier shot and killed a motionless and injured Palestinian after an alleged stabbing attempt in the West Bank. The shooting took place Thursday and was captured on video by a human rights activist.

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Israel comes in, steals Palestine, and when the Palestinians object, they are declared "terrorists" and murdered in cold blood.

Mar 28 07:58

Settlement Products Wikia

List of Products from Israeli Settlers in the Occupied West Bank Territories and Settlements

Mar 28 06:37

Criticism of IDF ‘outrageous’ – Netanyahu after soldier finishes off wounded Palestinian stabber

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has spoken out against any criticism of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF), despite the outrage over footage that emerged of an IDF soldier seemingly executing a prone and wounded Palestinian attacker.

“The soldiers of the IDF, our children, maintain high ethical values while courageously fighting against bloodthirsty murderers under difficult operational conditions. We must all support the IDF Chief-of-Staff, the IDF, and our soldiers, who safeguard our security,” Netanyahu said, as quoted by AP.

Mar 28 06:29

Israelis rally around soldier filmed executing injured Palestinian

A new video shows an Israeli soldier shaking hands with a settler leader just after the soldier was filmed apparently executing an injured Palestinian in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron.

The video has emerged as Israelis, including top leaders, are rallying around the accused killer.

Abd al-Fattah Yusri al-Sharif was shot dead along with Ramzi Aziz al-Qasrawi, both of them 21 years old, after allegedly stabbing and moderately wounding a soldier in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of Hebron’s Old City on Thursday.

The slaying of al-Sharif, who was lying on the ground incapacitated but moving his head before he was shot, was caught on video.

The new video shows the shooter “shaking hands with far-right activist Baruch Marzel” while al-Sharif’s body is removed from the scene, according to Haaretz.

The US-born Marzel, a former leader of the violent group Kach, is notorious for fomenting attacks on Palestinians.

Mar 27 10:16

Sanders proposes full reversal of US policy in the Middle East

Senator Bernie Sanders has made a historic speech about relations with Israel, Palestinians, Iran, Russia and the whole Middle Eastern situation.

The speech contains the more detailed, concrete and comprehensive alternative ever presented to the policy Washington is following in the Middle East after September 11th, under the influence of the Neoconservatives.

Mar 26 17:30

EU Parliament Was Scheduled To Discuss Palestine In Brussels Today

Posted on March 22, 2016 by Carol Adl in Conspiracies // 1 Comment
EU Parliament Was Scheduled To Discuss Palestine In Brussels Today

One of the topics planned for discussion at the EU parliament in Brussels today was, Palestine.

Palestine’s Foreign Affairs Minister Riad Al-Malki was scheduled to attend a seminar at the EU Government HQ according to this weeks agenda

Mar 26 11:59

Renegade Jewish Settlers

Mar 26 10:01

Bolivia declares Israel a 'terrorist state'

Bolivian President Evo Morales declared Israel a "terrorist state," Wednesday, because of the ongoing offensive in the Gaza Strip.

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Mar 26 08:28

Critics Aghast at 'Disgusting Speech' Clinton Just Gave to AIPAC

Palestinian and human rights advocates were aghast over remarks made by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) convention on Monday, saying that her speech represented "everything that is bad" with U.S. imperialism and policy in the Middle East.

Mar 25 06:56

During Purim celebration, Israeli settlers use Ibrahimi Mosque loudspeaker to sing racist songs and call for expulsion of ‘Arabs’ from Hebron

Hundreds of Israelis, including large numbers of settlers, converged on religious sites across the occupied West Bank on Wednesday morning ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim, in visits Palestinians condemned as “provocative.” In the southern West Bank city of Hebron, Israeli settlers as well as other right-wing Israelis held celebrations in the Old City’s Ibrahimi Mosque .Locals told Ma‘an that during the celebrations, which began late Tuesday, the settlers “provocatively” used the mosque’s loudspeakers “to sing racist songs that call for the expulsion of ‘Arabs’ from Hebron.” The settlers were under the heavy protection of Israeli forces, who closed off the premises, preventing Palestinians from entering the mosque, and restricted access to the surrounding area. Some Israeli media sites reported that as many 7,000 Israelis celebrated at the holy site, known to Jews as the Tomb of the Patriarchs. . .

Mar 25 06:54

Israeli soldier filmed executing wounded Palestinian man

Today an Israeli soldier executed a wounded Palestinian man on the ground in the Tel Rumeida area of Hebron’s old city in the occupied West Bank.

In a B’Tselem video (above, viewers should be warned of graphic video) capturing the killing, the man can be seen semi-conscious on the ground, when a soldier cocks his rifle and fires, blowing his brains out.

Mar 24 18:21

Video: Execution in Cold Blood !!

“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,” Chief Israeli Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu said, “we must eradicate this evil from within our midst.”

Mar 24 10:22

From Israel, With Kidney !!

21/12/09: Israel Admits harvesting Palestinian organs without consent and this as we said repeatedly before, that we just see the peak of the snow mountains, and facts must emerge consecutively to reveal the zionist brutal crimes committed against the Palestinian natives.

Mar 24 09:44

Israeli boycott stickers spotted in stores across Canada

Stickers calling for the boycott of Israeli products have been spotted in stores across Canada.

The bright orange labels have been seen on products made by Israeli companies Sodastream and Keter, and on packaged goods and produce sourced in the country.

They read: “Warning! Do not buy this product. Made in Israel: A country violating international law, the 4th Geneva Convention, and fundamental human rights…#BDS.”

Mar 23 16:07

A history of silencing Israeli army whistleblowers – from 1948 until today

Jonathan Cook looks at how the truth of Israel’s past and present war crimes is surfacing, slowly but surely, much to the dismay of Binyamin Netanyahu and company, who are threatening to ban army whistleblowers.

Mar 23 12:50

Israel - Map Censorship

What is the difference between a textbook publisher giving into pressure from Christian fundamentalists seeking to censor the teaching of evolution, and a publisher giving in to Zionists seeking to censor awareness of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine? Neither phenomenon is a matter of opinion or perspective. One act of censorship denies facts established by scientific research. The other denies the documented violation of international law (for instance, the Fourth Geneva Convention) and multiple UN resolutions. So the answer to the question just asked is – there is no difference.

Mar 23 12:38

Israel razes Palestinian farms, structures in al-Khalil

Israel presses ahead with its destruction of Palestinians' property in the occupied territories. In their latest raid, Israeli soldiers have bulldozed large areas of agricultural land in the city of al-Khalil also known as Hebron. Tel Aviv says the area was part of a military zone.

Mar 23 10:18

Donald Trump: Move the Palestinians to Puerto Rico

I'm in a silly mood today! Yes this is Satire!

NEW YORK – Billionaire Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has unveiled a controversial peace proposal for the strife-torn holy land: give the U.S. island territory of Puerto Rico to the Palestinians as compensation for surrendering to Israel.

According to the so-called “Trump Solution,” rolled out by the outspoken business magnate at a Manhattan press conference, the U.S. would fund the relocation of all four or so million Palestinians......

Mar 23 10:04

Palestinians face severe restrictions during Jewish holiday

Palestinians faced severe movement restrictions on Wednesday, as Israeli authorities shut down all movement through checkpoints in and out of the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim.

An Israeli army spokesperson said that beginning at 1 a.m. on Wednesday and lasting until midnight Saturday, the checkpoints would be closed to all Palestinians with the exception of humanitarian cases.

Palestinian citizens of Israel, as well as holders of foreign passports, would still be allowed to pass through the checkpoints, she said, noting: “They’re only closed for Palestinians.”

Mar 22 21:22

The Psychological Foundings Of Suicide Bombers: A Palestinian Approach !!

There is no single innocent zionist in Palestine; they are all in all colonizers living on the Palestinian dead bodies and on their land and enjoying the homes of the natives after killing or ethnically cleansing them !!

Have you ever questioned that the ever first “suicide bomber” was a jew? And that he committed his massacre against the joyfully celebrating Palestinians "civilians" in their sacred temple? Why shouldn’t any nation of the world appreciate and even worship their “suicide bombers” like the jews do to this “butcher”?

Mar 22 15:30

The ICC May Charge Benjamin Netanyahu with War Crimes

A Palestinian delegation presented documents to the International Criminal Court to try Israel – and possibly Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – for war crimes.

The delegation, acting on behalf of the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority, recounted the history of Israeli settlements and presented cases against Israeli operations in Hebron and East Jerusalem. Its claims spanned from water deprivation to environmental damage to abuse of Palestinian prisoners. The Dawabsha family, killed in their sleep during a firebombing, and Mohammed Abu Khdeir, a teenager kidnapped and burned alive, were brought up as specific cases of war crimes.

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Netanyahu will bomb the Palestinians to extinction to save his own sorry ass.

Mar 22 09:05

Israeli Settlers Attempt to Burn Family of Key Arson Witness

A violent arson attack over the weekend lends credence to US Vice President Joe Biden’s claims that Israeli settlements on occupied territories raise tensions among Palestinians.

Mar 21 21:50

Debunking the Zionist “hi-tech” Propaganda

We shouldnt be part of the Zionist propaganda promoting their “genius” inventions that have proven to be false but western technology used by the Zionists to further torture the Palestinians.

Mar 21 15:49

The Zionists censor a textbook

Lawrence Davidson examines the decision by the publisher McGraw-Hill to surrender to Zionist lobbyists and destroy the entire inventory of a textbook because it contained a series of four maps showing “Palestinian loss of land from 1946 to 2000”.

Mar 21 14:33

Israel to confiscate more Palestinian land in West Bank

The Israeli regime is planning to confiscate 1.2 square kilometers (296.5 acres) of land from Palestinians in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus, a local monitor says.

Mar 21 12:42

Israeli settlement expansion ‘eroding’ possibility of two-state solution – Biden to AIPAC

US Vice President Joe Biden has called on Israel to demonstrate its commitment to a two-state solution for ending the Palestinian conflict, stressing that the country’s current expansion of settlements is “eroding” that possibility.

“Israel’s government’s steady and systematic process of expanding settlements, legalizing outposts, seizing land, is eroding, in my view, the prospect of a two-state solution,” Biden said in a speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a leading pro-Israel lobbying group, as quoted by Reuters.

Mar 21 11:48

Washington Only Reproaches Tel Aviv As It Blocks Palestinian Aid

The United States has hindered the flow of financial aid to the Palestinians, as it only tells Israel off again over Tel Aviv’s unrelenting settlement activities.

Mar 21 07:54

Joe Biden Indirectly Bashes Trump at AIPAC

Vice President Joe Biden gave a not-so-subtle dig at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during his speech on the opening night of AIPAC’s 2016 Policy Conference, saying the world needed “bridge-builders” not “wall-builders.”

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And how do you feel about that wall being built around what remains of Palestine by Israel, Joe?

Mar 20 19:46

Americans Take To Streets To Protest Against Israeli Regime

A large number of Orthodox Jewish and pro-Palestinian activists have staged a demonstration in front of the White House against the Israeli regime.

Mar 20 10:58

The Zionists Censor a Textbook – An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

In early March 2016 executives at McGraw-Hill took the extreme step of withdrawing from the market a published text, Global Politics: Engaging a Complex World, and then proceeded to destroy all the remaining books held in inventory. (Did they burn them?)

Mar 20 08:05

Boycotting Israel is a free speech right

Israel’s current government, its most racist ever, has dropped all pretenses of “enlightenment” and “democracy.”

This has helped to expose Israel’s regime of occupation, settler colonialism and apartheid to world public opinion like never before. In this context, and given the fast spread of BDS in recent years, Israel has tried hard but failed to slow down its gradually intensifying international isolation in the academic, cultural, sports and, to a lesser extent, economic spheres.

As a result, Israel, its lobby groups and its right-wing supporters have launched an unprecedented, well-funded global campaign to silence Palestinian narratives and criminalize BDS advocacy, especially in Western countries.

Mar 20 07:56

OVER 2000 CANADIANS ASK TO BE CONDEMNED FOR BOYCOTTING ISRAEL

The Trudeau/Dion Liberals voted with the Conservatives to “condemn” those who support a boycott of Israel known as BDS. What next? Over 2000 people have already signed an on-line petition indicating they support BDS and asking to be “condemned”. A growing embarrassment for the Liberals. Read more

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Good for the Canadian people! I guess they are as sick of Israel's control over their government as Americans are! I think the French will be next to demand their government stop bowing to Tel Aviv, and those French people have guillotines!!!!!! :)

Mar 20 07:46

Moscow Calls New Expropriation of Land by Israel in Palestine 'Illegal'

The Russian Foreign Ministry called illegal the new expropriation of land by Israel in the Palestinian territories, according to a statement issued on Friday.

Mar 20 04:32

Should International Law Supersede Superstition in the 21st Century?

by Prof. William A. Cook

This is the God of Moses and of Joshua giving them license to take the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites et al. in the name of the God they created and literally forced on the Jewish people if they did not obey, as witness the destruction they imposed on those who worshipped other images of God.

Mar 19 15:03

Israel, Hillary Clinton and the Syrian holocaust

Gilad Atzmon highlights documents from Hillary Clinton’s email archive, published in WikiLeaks, which show a common interest between her and Israel in the destruction of Syria and the fomenting of Shi’i-Sunni civil war in the country and the wider Middle East.

Mar 19 08:55

Sectarian Wars: Dreams Come True for Israel

The usurper regime continues to steal Palestinian lands and it doesn’t need to take any effort at all. According to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, the ongoing sectarian and tribal wars are helping Tel Aviv to do just that. In his words, the ongoing wars on Syria, Iraq and Yemen have been imposed to deflect Muslims’ attention away from the atrocities of Israel.

Mar 19 07:23

Israel Follows Turkey In Banning Independent Media

Israel is following Turkey’s lead in toughening media censorship in the country by cracking down on independent media outlets in the country.

Israel’s military and domestic intelligence agency have been ordered to shut down Palestinian media and silence Palestinian journalists operating in the country.

Mar 18 13:33

If Americans Knew

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world's major sources of instability. Americans are directly connected to this conflict, and increasingly imperiled by its devastation.

It is the goal of If Americans Knew to provide full and accurate information on this critical issue, and on our power – and duty – to bring a resolution.

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Factual sit eon the realities of the Israel/Palestine conflict.

Mar 18 13:18

EU says Israeli land seizure threatens peace process

A seizure of land by Israel in the West Bank raises questions about its commitment to a two-state solution to end the conflict with the Palestinians, the European Union said in a statement on Thursday.

Echoing remarks this week by Germany and France, the EU's foreign policy service issued a rare statement directly criticizing Israel for its appropriation of 579 acres (234 hectares) near Jericho.

"Israel's decision ... is a further step that risks undermining the viability of a future Palestinian state and therefore calls into question Israel's commitment to a two-state solution," the EU said in a statement.

"Any decision that could enable further settlement expansion, which is illegal under international law and an obstacle to peace, will only drive the parties to the conflict even further apart," the EU said.

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Dear EU: I am having a palm to forehead moment, at warp speed, at your magnificent grasp of the obvious.

Do you not understand that Israel does not want peace, but territory, and by any means necessary?!? Has that assessment not collectively dawned upon you?!?

As reported at antiwar.com on 15 March 2016:

Israel announced on Army Radio today that they have “appropriated” a large tract of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, confiscating some 579 acres (2.3 square kilometers), which NGO Peace Now referred to as the largest single confiscation of territory in years. The territory seized is near the Palestinian city of Jericho, and is reportedly slated to be used in the expansion of Jewish settlements in the area, to further prevent the potential of forming a contiguous Palestinian state in the future.

This land grab means that now, there can be no contiguous state of Palestine, period, end of discussion.

What part of this are you having a difficult time to understand?!? The Israeli government will collectively relieve itself in your faces and tell you it's raining, say they want peace, and then haul deliberately haul off and do something like this.

It's a pattern that is almost pathological in the Israeli government's way of doing things.

And remember, for the Eretz-Israel crowd, the country of Israel has the right to all territories from the Nile to the Euphrates. Please think about what that means, in terms of the structural integrity of the region.

Mar 18 11:24

Why US and Israel wants to ban this video...

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This is an hour long, so you may want to bookmark it for later.

Mar 18 10:27

NO STATE NECESSARY IN PALESTINE AS THINGS STAND

In light, this writer recommends that the PA leadership abandon once and for all the illusive quest for Palestinian statehood and opt for a the creation of a democratic and unitary state (between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean) where Jews and Arabs live together in peace and equality irrespective of religion and ethnicity.

Mar 17 14:48

The Thirteenth Tribe

However, numerous historians have looked into this issue and discovered that most of these Zionist Jews are not descendants of the original Jews. Rather, most Zionists are " Jews"; a race of people who were known as the Khazars a thousand years ago, The real, original Jews were physically and genetically similar to the Arabs, specifically, dark skin, dark eyes, and dark hair. The Hebrew and Arabic languages have a lot of similarities, also.

The real homeland for the white, Ashkenazi Jews is near the Caspian and Black Seas, not Palestine. Their ancestors picked up the Jewish religion about 900A.D.. Due to the widespread ignorance of people in that era, after a few generations they assumed that they were the descendants of the Jews who lived in Palestine.

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Posted at reader request.

Mar 17 11:37

McGraw-Hill destroys textbook to placate pro-Israel bloggers

The publisher McGraw-Hill Education is destroying all copies of a political science textbook after receiving complaints from hardline supporters of Israel that it features a series of “anti-Israel” maps.

The college textbook, titled Global Politics: Engaging a Complex World, was published in 2012. But it wasn’t until early this month that the maps generated criticism from a pro-Israel blogger known as Elder of Ziyon.

Within a week of the initial outcry, McGraw-Hill began destroying all copies of the book, scrubbed the book from its website, promised to reimburse anyone who bought the book and apologized to the offended right-wing bigots behind the manufactured controversy.

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The maps illustrate how Israel has continued to displace the Palestinians since Israel's creation. They are factual and accurate, but the truth is hate speech to those with something to hide.

Mar 17 11:29

5 of the Most Appalling Acts of Incitement From Israel This Week: Major Poll Shows Racism in Israel Is Far from Fringe

On March 8, the Pew Research Center published the results of itspremier poll of Jewish-Israeli society, confirming in concrete numbers what analysts have long sensed from anecdotal evidence: the vast majority of Jewish citizens want Israel to treat them better than it treats its non-Jewish citizens, and about half want the state not to have any non-Jewish citizens altogether.

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"The Jews, I find, are very, very selfish. They care not how many Estonians, Latvians, Finns, Poles, Yugoslavs or Greeks get murdered or mistreated as Displaced Persons as long as the Jews get special treatment. Yet when they have power, physical, financial or political neither Hitler nor Stalin has anything on them for cruelty or mistreatment to the under dog." -- Harry Truman, 1947, private diaries

Mar 17 10:32

Tell your Representative: Vote NO on HR 4514!

AIPAC is meeting this weekend in Washington DC, but we already know what’s at the top of their agenda: legislating away our right to organize.

Here’s how: they’re putting the full might of their organization behind a bill called “Combatting BDS.” It might sound like nothing, but this bill is a brazen attempt to silence and punish those of us who support boycotts as a way of fighting for human rights. We’re already taking on similar legislation, designed to throw a stumbling block in front of our movement, in dozens of state legislatures across the country -- but now AIPAC is bringing the fight to Capitol Hill.

Click here to contact Rep. Mark Takai and tell them you oppose AIPAC’s attacks on free speech.

Mar 17 10:27

13 YEARS LATER ~~ RACHEL CORRIE’S DREAMS LIVE ON

The following video shows the greatness of this person…. both as a child and as an adult. An adult whose life was snuffed out by the most vicious beast in the world today, zionism…

Rachel must never be forgotten and her murderers must never be forgiven!

Her dreams will live on till ALL of humanity is free!

Mar 17 10:27

ISRAEL FOLLOWS TURKEY’S LEAD ON MEDIA CRACKDOWN

Israel’s military and domestic intelligence agency wasted no time implementing a decision by the cabinet last Thursday to sharply intensify the crackdown on Palestinian media.

Before dawn on Friday, agents from the Shin Bet, accompanied by Israeli soldiers, raided the Ramallah offices of Palestine Today, confiscating the TV station’s equipment before ordering it closed until further notice.

Mar 17 06:46

Why BDS Cannot Lose: A Moral Threshold to Combat Racism in Israel

snip: “The whole world is against us,” is quite a common justification in Israel itself, of the international reaction to Israel’s Apartheid practices. With time, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy and feeds on past notions that are no longer applicable. No matter how many companies divest from Israel – the latest being the world’s largest security corporation G4S – and, no matter how many universities and churches vote to boycott Israel, Israeli society remains entrenched behind the slogan and its disconcerting sense of victimization.

Many Israelis believe that their country is a ‘villa in a jungle’ – a notion that is constantly enforced by top Israeli leaders. Right-wing Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is purposely advancing the crippling fear in his own society. Unable to see the unmistakable crimes he has carried out against Palestinians for years, he continues to perpetuate the idea of the purity of Israel and the wickedness of everyone else.

Mar 16 12:09

Does Congress Represent American Citizens or Israeli Settlers?

1. Congress comprises the House of Representatives with 435 members plus 100 members in the Senate. So altogether Congress has 535 voting members. The US Constitution provides that in the majority of foreign policy decisions, and also in domestic legislation, any decision or proposal by the elected president, or the White House, must be ratified by Congress otherwise it cannot proceed. The foregoing is not in dispute.

2. AIPAC the American Israel lobby, aka the American Zionist Committee, has a reported 100,000 members across the United States plus the support of some 50 million, or so, Evangelicals, otherwise known as Christian Zionists, in the Bible Belt of Middle America. They represent between 16 to ­20% of the US electorate. Put another way, about 80% of Americans are not members of AIPAC or any other Zionist organisation.

Mar 16 10:12

IN PHOTOS ~~ WOMEN’S BOAT READY TO SAIL TO GAZA

Getting ready for the sendoff in New York …

Mar 16 09:28

Gruesome Allegations: Israeli Forces Routinely Shoot Up Palestinian Corpses

Autopsies of those killed by Israeli defense forces reveal that Jerusalem is not only systematically executing Palestinians, but also intentionally firing rounds into corpses.

Mar 16 09:13

Does America Have a Right to Exist?

Isn't it inconsistent and even bizarre so many Democrats call Trump a NAZI
for proposing the same thing Bibi's doing in Israel at this very minute?

Mar 16 08:04

In Memoriam~ Rachel Corrie

Dedicated to the 23 year old peace activist who was killed on March 16, 2003 when she was crushed by an Israeli bulldozer on the Gaza Strip while trying to protect a Palestinian home.

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Mar 15 14:14

New Trade Law Could Reverse 50 Years Of US Economic Policy Regarding Palestine

British private security contractor G4S announced Wednesday that the company will liquidate its operations in Israel after reporting a steep drop in annual profits. The multinational, which sells services and equipment to Israeli detention centers and West Bank checkpoints, has long been a focus of the BDS movement. But a new U.S. law, signed late last month by President Barack Obama, may complicate the economic shaming campaigns that have been gaining traction around the world.

Mar 15 10:12

THE GAZA 5K ~~~ STILL TIME TO REGISTER

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.

Mar 14 15:18

Gazan rocket explodes in Sha'ar Hanegev

The rocket did not trigger warning sirens as its trajectory took it to an open area.

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But Israel will launch air strikes against the Palestinians anyway.

Mar 14 10:17

ISRAEL RESPONDS WITH ITS OWN VERSION OF BDS

Israel informed the companies on Wednesday that their products were banned from entering Jerusalem through the Beitunia commercial crossing.

You can beat this ban by buying Palestinian products …. Click HERE and HERE

Mar 14 10:06

THE EXISTENTSIAL DILEMMA FACING ISRAEL TODAY

In 1895, the fledgling Zionist movement dispatched a number of rabbis to Palestine to explore the possibility of establishing a homeland for Jews in the predominantly Arab country, then under Ottoman rule.

After scouring the country, the rabbis sent back the following message: “The bride is beautiful but she is married to another man”

Today, 120 years later the legitimate husband and the rapist turned-master of the house continue the century-old fight for legitimacy and possession of the land.

Mar 14 09:50

Israeli Chief Rabbi to Troops: Ignore Courts, Commander, Just Kill Armed Palestinians

Amid ongoing condemnation of Israeli Army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, who last month publicly declared “I don’t want a soldier to empty a magazine on a girl with scissors,” Israel’s chief Sephardic Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef urged soldiers to ignore the Army Chief’s orders, as well as court rulings, and just kill any “armed Palestinians” they find.

Yosef argued that it was a religious imperative for all Jews to kill armed enemies and to be unconcerned with the rulings of the High Court or other officials, urging that the killings would serve as a deterrent.

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What about the unarmed Palestinians, Rabbi?!? What about women, children, and the medical fragile elderly?!?

The message you are sending to your followers does very much remind me of the statement made by Arnald-Amalric at the siege of Montsegur, who, upon hearing that there were woman and children in the besieged fortress, commanded the Pope's army to "Kill them all, God will find his own."

Will you take any moral responsibility when one of your followers, empowered and energized by your statements, decides to firebomb a Palestinian home, only killing innocent women and children?!?

Or, Rabbi, have you come to see all Palestinians as "the enemy", to be treated with the same genocidal frenzy with which Hitler treated the Jews in World War II?!?

Sir, I sincerely and respectfully ask you to think this approach through; it will create even more suffering for both Israeli Jews and the Palestinians, and continue to make a mockery of the Israeli judicial system.

Mar 14 09:25

ISRAEL BANS NOVEL ON ARAB-JEWISH ROMANCE FROM SCHOOLS FOR ‘THREATENING JEWISH IDENTITY’

The Ministry of Education in Israel has banned schools from educating students about a love story that centers around an Israeli girl and a Palestinian guy, because it will inspire ‘hate’ and will result in cultural assimilation. Educators had chosen to ban Borderlife – ?? ???? – ?????? ?????? by Dorit Rabinyan, who is from the same country that banned her book, so it could not enter the nation’s educational program. The banning of the book has sparked a debate within the country. Rabinyan has criticized the decision, and has said that the ban has labeled her book as something that is disgraceful to the Jewish state.

Mar 14 09:24

72 PERCENT OF AID TO PALESTINE ENDS UP ‘IN ISRAELI HANDS’

Aid money to Palestine ends up benefiting the Israeli economy, and may even help perpetuate the occupation, according to an analysis published last year. Published by Aid Watch Palestine, a Palestinian NGO that scrutinizes the spending of foreign relief money, the September 2015 study by Shir Hever suggests that at least 72 percent of foreign aid actually ends up back in Israeli hands. Palestine’s economy is dependent on foreign aid, although foreign nations sometimes pledge more than they actually give. The World Bank reported that of $3.5 billion pledged to Palestine in 2015, “only 35 percent has been disbursed, $881 million less than what was supposed to be disbursed so far” by September.

Mar 14 08:42

In Alliance with Al-Qaida, Israel Is Stealing Syria’s Oil

The 1907 Hague Regulations, a cornerstone of international law, state that an occupying power must “safeguard the capital of these properties.” Stealing resources from an occupied territory constitutes the crime of pillage.

But in December 2011, Israel’s high court ruled that Israel’s occupation is unique and not bound by the laws against pillage.

Mar 14 08:41

Israeli Chief Rabbi to Troops: Ignore Courts, Commander, Just Kill Armed Palestinians

Amid ongoing condemnation of Israeli Army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, who last month publicly declared “I don’t want a soldier to empty a magazine on a girl with scissors,” Israel’s chief Sepherdic Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef urged soldiers to ignore the Army Chief’s orders, as well as court rulings, and just kill any “armed Palestinians” they find.

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"The Jews, I find, are very, very selfish. They care not how many Estonians, Latvians, Finns, Poles, Yugoslavs or Greeks get murdered or mistreated as Displaced Persons as long as the Jews get special treatment. Yet when they have power, physical, financial or political neither Hitler nor Stalin has anything on them for cruelty or mistreatment to the under dog." -- Harry Truman, 1947, private diaries

Mar 14 05:08

Israel’s generals and their troubled relationship with the elected cabinet

ALL is not well between Israel’s cabinet and the generals who supposedly report to them. Major-General Herzl Halevi arrived at the Knesset on February 23rd for what was planned as a routine briefing for members of the defence committee of Israel’s parliament. Instead, the chief of military intelligence delivered a stark warning.

Mar 12 10:25

Palestinian boy,10, killed in Gaza by Israeli air strike

The boy's home was struck by fragments of an Israeli missile targeting a Hamas militant camp next door

Mar 12 10:22

Bill would block businesses that boycott Israel

Arizona lawmakers are wading into the hot-button area of international politics with legislation to bar state and local governments from doing business with any firm that won’t do business with Israel.

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So let me see if I have this right. According to the media, the rioters in Chicago who destroyed property, injured Trump supporters and police) and blocked ambulances carrying the wounded, are merely exercising their right to free expression, but the Arizona legislature thinks that anyone who supports a boycott of Israel for their continued theft of the Palestinians' land needs to be punished. If that doesn't tell the voters of Arizona that their state government are bought by Israel, nothing will!

Mar 12 09:40

Teachers Take Strike Action Against Palestinian Authority

On Tuesday, thousands of striking Palestinian teachers took to the streets of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, defying checkpoints erected across the West Bank by the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) security forces.

Mar 12 09:18

Palestinian American Lawsuit Targets Philanthropists, Corporations Backing Israel Settlements

Oracle Corp. founder Larry Ellison and Palo Alto-based Hewlett Packard Enterprise are among those named in a $34.5 billion civil lawsuit filed this week on behalf of Palestinian Americans against a number of businessmen, philanthropists and corporations helping fund the construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

The complaint, filed Monday on behalf of activist Bassem Al-Tamimi and other Palestinians in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, alleges the individuals and entities have been “funding violent settlement activities in occupied Palestine,” according to the plaintiffs’ attorneys.

Mar 11 12:11

Marco Rubio: ‘An agreement with Palestine would weaken Israel’

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio addressed the issue of Israeli-Palestinian relations during a news conference at a synagogue in Palm Beach, Florida, on Friday. Stating that he did not think the ‘conditions’ are right for a two-state solution, Rubio told the gathered reporters that while the Israeli government had been ‘incredibly accommodating’, the Palestinians have shown ‘no willingness’ to come to a peaceful agreement

Mar 11 08:36

Jewish Standard attacks Donald Trump!

We don’t endorse candidates for political office at the Jewish Standard. It would be neither wise nor appropriate for us to do so. In fact, although each one of us has strong feelings both in favor of and against some candidates, we keep those personal feelings as far as possible from the communal editorial voice of the paper. Okay, sometimes that editorial voice is a touch snarky, often it is a little bit first-person, but it’s never ragingly partisan about politics.

But not only has Donald Trump broken all the rules, he is making it impossible for us not to break one as well.

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Anyone who falls for the claim that Trump is an Israeli puppet only need read how the Israeli media is treating him to see what a lie that is!

Memo to Israel; mind your own @#$%ing business and take your hands off of our government!

Mar 11 08:05

INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY ON THE WEB

When a Brazilian’s cartoon is used at a gathering in New York and photographed by our roaming photographer …. it lead Carlos Latuff to state the following;

When I see my toons about Palestine being used, I feel that I kept my word with the Palestinians.

Mar 10 21:14

Nearly half of Israeli Jews believe in ethnic cleansing, survey finds

Almost half of Jewish Israelis believe Arabs should be "expelled or transferred" from Israel, a survey has found. A study carried out by the Pew Research Centre found that around one in five adults questioned “strongly agreed” with the controversial statement, which amounts to ethnic cleansing under some definitions.

Mar 10 18:35

What the Trump Phenomenon Means for Israel - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

Trump’s insistence on staying “neutral” when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian problem has not cost him any popular support. Both Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have “sneeringly lambasted” Trump for not supporting Israel, but to no avail. Trump just “laughed all the way to the top of the Republican presidential field.”

Mar 10 13:51

G4S says it will exit Israeli market, following high-profile BDS campaign

British private security giant G4S has announced plans to sell its entire Israeli business within the next 12 to 24 months. The news has been welcomed by activists in the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, for whom G4S has been a long-standing target.

The decision to leave Israel was revealed in the company’s full-year results released Wednesday, when the company reported a 40 per cent fall in its pre-tax profits.

The company said its plans to exit Israel were part of a “continuing portfolio management programme” designed to “materially improve our strategic focus.” The Israeli business employs 8,000 people with a turnover of £100 million.

Mar 10 13:08

What the Trump phenomenon means for Israel

Lawrence Davidson examines the shifting political landscape underlying Donald Trump’s popularity among Republicans – one where Israel is a peripheral factor – and argues that this may spell the beginning of the end of US support for Israel.

Mar 10 12:38

Bazooka Joe Biden goes ballistic… with hypocrisy

Joe Biden speaking in a state this week that continues to illegally occupy Palestinian land in defiance of countless UN resolutions, a state which possesses nuclear weapons outside of any international control, and yet Biden chooses to focus his admonishment on Iran based on spurious complaints –now that demonstrates that American hypocrisy really has gone ballistic and is not coming back to Earth any time soon.

Mar 10 09:51

How Most Aid To The Palestinians Ends Up In Israel’s Coffers

Diplomats may have a reputation for greyness, obfuscation, even hypocrisy, but few have found themselves compared to a serial killer, let alone one who devours human flesh.

That honour befell Laars Faaborg-Andersen, the European Union’s ambassador to Israel, last week when Jewish settlers launched a social media campaign casting him as Hannibal Lecter, the terrifying character from the film Silence of the Lambs.

Mar 10 07:41

Bernie Sanders Promises “Level Playing Field” on Israel-Palestine

On Tuesday, Bernie Sanders called for the U.S. to seek a “level playing field” in its approach to the Israel-Palestine conflict. Speaking after his surprising victory in the Michigan Democratic primary, Sanders asserted that there are people of good will in both “Israel and the Arab communities” whom he would seek to bring together as president.

“All I can tell you is I will make every single effort to bring rational people on both sides together, so that hopefully we can have a level playing field, the United States treating everybody in that region equally,” Sanders said.

Mar 10 07:23

Abbas expresses condolences for American's death

Statement to US Vice President Joe Biden indirectly condemns terror attack, while Biden presses Israel to sign military aid agreement before Obama's term is over.

Mar 10 07:03

‘Apartheid’ fence in Jerusalem would cut off 200,000 Palestinians

A proposal by so-called “left-wing” Israeli politicians to build a fence across Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem, cutting off 200,000 Palestinians, has been compared to South African apartheid.

Former Israeli MP Haim Ramon is leading the media campaign for “annexation” - and his proposal to construct a new wall through the heart of Jerusalem has been condemned by human rights activists.

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Berlin Wall -> BAD. Bibi Wall -> GOOD! (or so we are told)

Mar 09 16:33

Nearly half of Israeli Jews believe in ethnic cleansing, survey finds

Almost half of Jewish Israelis believe Arabs should be "expelled or transferred" from Israel, a survey has found.

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"Ethnic cleansing is bad when it is done to us, but okay when we do it to others." -- Nodding Yahoo

Mar 08 18:39

Israel’s apartheid character…

Eight years under Hillary and Netanyahu, Jews will even gobble whatever land left for the future Palestinian state. On the bright side, however, they may inadvertently bring us one step closer to one-state solution or force Israel to own up to its Jewish apartheid character.

Mar 08 18:37

Western silence as Turkey slides to fascism

Turkey’s fascism must be hidden from public view because by extension it leads to practices by Western governments that can be equally ascribed as those of rogue, criminal regimes.

Turkey’s brownshirts must be brown-nosed by Washington and the EU because all of them are deeply involved in a foul-smelling criminal project in Syria.

Mar 08 13:48

How most aid to the Palestinians ends up in Israel’s coffers

Jonathan Cook looks at how Western aid for destitute Palestinians is pilfered by Israel to consolidate its occupation – but the tide may be turning and Israel could end up bearing the true cost of the occupation sooner than it thinks.

Mar 08 09:58

ZIONISM … CAUGHT ON TAPE AND IN RAP

If you DON’T support the BDS Movement, then THIS is what you DO support …

Mar 08 09:56

THE PLIGHT OF OUR BETTER HALF IN PALESTINE TODAY

On this day we celebrate International Women's Day.
Below you can read of the situation and plight of women
in Occupied Palestine.

Mar 08 08:53

GOOGLE: Put Palestine On Your Maps!

The country of Palestine does not appear on Google maps. Why not? Israel, established on Palestinian land, is clearly designated. But there is no mention of Palestine. According to Google, Palestine does not exist.

The omission of Palestine is a grievous insult to the people of Palestine and undermines the efforts of the millions of people who are involved in the campaign to secure Palestinian independence and freedom from Israeli occupation and oppression.

This is an important issue, as Google Maps are now regarded as definitive by people around the world, including journalists, students and others carrying out research into the Israel-Palestine situation.

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Mar 08 08:40

Netanyahu irked by Obama's push to revive peace talks: Analyst

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cancellation of a meeting with US President Barack Obama underlines the growing differences between the two leaders, says a political commentator in Los Angeles.

Netanyahu has declined an offer to meet Obama at the White House later this month and canceled his trip to Washington, the White House said on Monday.

Mar 08 08:07

FULL-PAGE AD IN LOS ANGELES TIMES CALLS ON OSCAR NOMINEES TO #SKIPTHETRIP OFFERED BY ISRAELI GOVERNMENT

SAME AD REJECTED BY VARIETY MAGAZINE LAST FRIDAY

A full-page color ad calling on Oscar nominees to #SkipTheTrip being offered by the Israeli government in swag bags was published in the Calendars section of today’s Los Angeles Times. The ad, which is sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) and the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, urges nominees not to endorse Israeli apartheid by participating in a government-sponsored junket. The same ad made waves this week after Variety declined to publish it at the last-minute, despite previously publishing a politically-charged ad criticizing the Obama administration for its Israel policies.

Mar 08 06:21

Biden arrives in Israel to talk billions in military aid — and patch things up

JERUSALEM — Vice President Biden arrives in Israel on Tuesday to patch up, again, relations between the Obama White House and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after a very public and deeply partisan spat over the Iran nuclear deal last year.

The vice president will meet with Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Wednesday when the two will work to advance long-running talks between the White House and the Prime Minister’s Office over a new multibillion-dollar, 10-year military-aid package.

Mar 07 11:18

U.S. Aid Underwrites Bad Israeli Economic and Oppressive Occupation Policies

America is practically bankrupt, yet Israel remains a multi-billion dollar dependent. The U.S. can't afford to continue subsidizing well-off nations, no matter how friendly. And Israel, which spends heavily both to expand state regulation and occupy Palestinian lands, doesn't need American support.

The Middle East is in flames, but Israel appears relatively secure. Argued Paul Scham of the University of Maryland's Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies: "It may seem counterintuitive, or even downright strange, but Israel's geopolitical position is probably stronger now than at any time in the country's history." Israel greatly overshadows any potential adversary.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government's aid to Israel, both financial and military, enables Israel's bad behaviour, both at home and abroad.

At home, you have serial genocide against the Palestinians, coupled with the brisk annexation of homes in which Palestinians have lived for decades. This gets coupled with huge developments for settlers in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, which means that Palestinians are close to having no place to live at all.

The Israeli government has proven itself pathologically incapable of getting along with its neighbors, and is shelling in Lebanon as I type this.

It paid one million dollars for Senator Cotton to kill the Iran nuclear deal (talk about attempting to thwart American foreign policy!!)

But it comes down here to Congress refusing to obey the laws it has created.

And under the Symington Amendment, any country which refuses to become a member of the NNPT and have its nuclear weapons inspected, is not eligible for any US military or financial aid whatsoever.

Israel refuses to join the NNPT (which Iran has done), or have its nuclear weapons inspected.

Why doesn't Congress obey the laws Congress has created?!? Because these creatures are for sale to the highest bidder (both in terms of monetary and PR support), and AIPAC provides that support in spades, as long as our "alleged" Congressional representatives do what is good for Israel, whether or not it is good for We the People.

Think about it; getting bought and paid for by foreign nations and corporate interest is the only thing Congress is good for anymore. We have become irrelevant and are no longer represented by the people paid to represent us.

The US government is no longer a democratic republic; it has devolved into a corpratocracy, where foreign and corporate money dictate the law of the land.

Angry yet?!?

Mar 07 10:13

Daylight Robbery Israeli settlers forcibly move into a Palestinian home in occupied East Jerusalem

Mar 07 09:57

#AntiApartheidWeek ~~ RAPPING WITH REMI

Wonderful party last night at Columbia U. Totally packed. Lots of young people dancing the night away to Palestinian music, many of the women in embroidered Palestinian dresses. These young diaspora Palestinians all knew their folk dances very well, as well as their food and art. And they seem to fully recognize the importance of keeping these memories.

Mar 07 06:23

Free Palestine


look at the comments. the Zionist trolls are out tonight

Mar 06 11:30

What a Palestinian’s hunger strike tells about the fate of Israel’s occupation

Jamal Kanj argues that the case of Palestinian journalist Muhammad al-Qiq, who went on a record 94-day hunger strike in protest at his “administrative detention”, shows that Israel will not succeed in subjugating the Palestinian people.

Mar 06 09:31

SOME RAMBLINGS ABOUT JEWS AND ISRAEL

IF YOU LOVE ISRAEL SPEAK UP FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE!

I have often said that it is very difficult to remain objective towards something when the subjective circumstances seem to be stronger.

The case of Israel and Jews is one of the cases that comes to mind. Many Jews outside of Israel support Israel blindly. The attitude is very similar to the American attitude during the Vietnam War… “My country right or wrong”..

Mar 05 16:49

Starved to death and left to MUMMIFY in the world's worst zoo: Once proud animals including lions and crocodiles are now no more than horrifying 'statues' after carers had to stop feeding them

This is the real face of Israel and Zionism! This is what they intend to do to the whole planet!

These are the horrifying pictures of mummified corpses of dozens of animals that starved to death in the world's worst zoo.

The photographs were taken at Khan Younis zoo in the impoverished Gaza Strip. The animals were left without food due to the Palestinian and Israeli conflict, as staff were unable to feed or care for them properly.

Mohammed Awaida opened South Forest Park in 2007 and invested hundreds of thousands of dollars into the zoo.

He lost a number of animals during the Israeli attacks against Hamas which began a year later

During the three-week offensive, launched in response to rocket attacks on Israel, Awaida said he could not reach the zoo, and many animals died of neglect and starvation.

History repeated itself in summer 2014, in the aftermath of the Gaza war known as Operation Protective Edge.

Mar 05 09:40

‘Record demolition & displacement’: Israel razes dozens Palestinian homes in West Bank

Israel has demolished at least 41 structures, including an elementary school, in one of the villages in the West Bank, leaving dozens of people homeless, the UN said. The current destruction trend is one of the highest on record in the West Bank since 2009.

Mar 04 14:46

40 Columbia University professors sign BDS petition

Forty Columbia University faculty members have signed a petition urging the New York school to divest from companies that “supply, perpetuate, and profit from a system that has subjugated the Palestinian people.”

The petition was released Monday morning to mark the first day of Israel Apartheid Week, the Columbia Spectator reported.

Mar 04 09:50

US Media Want to Keep Palestine “Boring”

Bakhtiar’s programme had booked Rula Jebreal, a journalist of Palestinian origin, born in Israel, who is known for her forthright and independent views. In fact, in 2014 she was so forthright that – irony of ironies! – she managed to get her contract with MSNBC cancelled for criticising on-air the channel’s failure to include Palestinian voices in its Israel-Palestine coverage.

Mar 04 09:14

Controversial Israel Supporter Funneling Millions Into Clinton Campaign

Massive donations from Haim Saban follow Clinton’s pledge to fight BDS.

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Think about it. Hillary Clinton, candidate for President, it accepting donations given to her on her promise to end the First Amendment!

Think about it.

Mar 03 10:03

THE MASSACRE ISRAEL WANTS US TO FORGET

Twenty two years ago this week terror struck out in Hebron. Thirty Palestinians at prayer were slaughtered by one Judeo nazi. There were no solidarity marches, there were no massive outcries in the Western Press, after all, the dead were only Palestinians. Instead there were graveside ceremonies glorifying the terrorist and his acts. Twenty one years later a compatriot of the terrorist was a candidate for the Knesset.

ISRAEL MUST HANG ITS COLLECTIVE HEAD IN SHAME!

Mar 02 15:46

Iceland’s Capital Bans ALL Israeli products

The city of Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, banned not just the products made in the OTs, but ALL Israeli products. Oy, those are cold people! Councilwoman Vilhelmsdóttir said, “I believe that the city is sending a clear message that it will not purchase products from Israel while Israel oppresses another people on the basis of ethnicity and race, and continues having the wall inside Palestine.”

Mar 02 07:36

The lies about the 1967 war are still more powerful than the truth

In retrospect it can be seen that the 1967 war, the Six Days War, was the turning point in the relationship between the Zionist state of Israel and the Jews of the world (the majority of Jews who prefer to live not in Israel but as citizens of many other nations). Until the 1967 war, and with the exception of a minority of who were politically active, most non-Israeli Jews did not have – how can I put it? – a great empathy with Zionism’s child. Israel was there and, in the sub-consciousness, a refuge of last resort; but the Jewish nationalism it represented had not generated the overtly enthusiastic support of the Jews of the world. The Jews of Israel were in their chosen place and the Jews of the world were in their chosen places. There was not, so to speak, a great feeling of togetherness.

Mar 01 11:31

Traffic app says not at fault for Israel troops losing way

Google-owned traffic app Waze hit back today at suggestions its directions led Israeli soldiers into a Palestinian refugee camp where they were attacked, sparking bloody clashes.

Two Israeli soldiers were said to be using the app when they mistakenly drove into the Qalandiya refugee camp overnight, sparking clashes as security forces deployed to rescue them that killed one Palestinian and wounded 15 people.

Waze, the Israeli-developed navigation app acquired by Google for more than USD 1 billion in 2013, said the soldiers themselves were at fault.

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Mar 01 10:31

SODASTREAM FIRES ALL ITS PALESTINIAN WORKERS

CEO Daniel Birnbaum says dismissal of 74 Palestinian workers is not BDS Movement’s fault, but that of the Israeli gov’t

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