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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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Jan 21 08:54

U.S. envoy remarks on settlements rile Israel's leadership

Jewish state demands a retraction

Jan 21 08:53

Palestinians Seek UN Security Council Resolution Declaring West Bank Settlements Illegal

As Palestinian leadership works to muster international support, Netanyahu set to discuss matter with Kerry and Biden in Davos amid fears regarding U.S. veto.

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Jan 21 08:43

Defying court ruling, French figures call for Israel boycott

A group of prominent intellectuals and activists is defying France’s crackdown on the Palestine solidarity movement by publicly calling for the boycott of Israeli goods.

This comes just as the French prime minister has announced that his government plans to intensify its restrictions on free speech targeting the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

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#jesuisBDS

Jan 21 08:42

Arrests signal intensifying crackdown on Israeli human rights groups

Israel has arrested three human rights defenders amid what appears to be a concerted campaign, backed by authorities, to sabotage domestic organizations documenting Israeli abuses of Palestinians.

Jan 20 18:47

‘Perplexed’ Over Israel’s Double Standards in the West Bank? You Don’t Say, Mr. Ambassador

Double standards? The law is not being applied equally to Palestinians and Jews in the territories? That is what is worrying United States Ambassador Dan Shapiro, the representative in Israel of the greatest power in the world? Suddenly the U.S. is “concerned and perplexed” over Israel’s policy in the territories.

Jan 20 15:08

Army repressing Palestinians – Israeli girl refuses to enlist, gains widespread support

A 19-yo Israeli girl has refused compulsory military service after working for a year with Palestinian children from Gaza.

Jan 20 13:08

Rotten Shame: Western Firms Operating in, Dealing with Israeli Settlements

Human Rights Watch should be lauded for decrying Israel’s illegal settlements as "an inherently unlawful and abusive system that violates the rights of Palestinians."

Jan 20 09:53

IN ISRAEL ~~ WE ARE THE 20%

More than one-third of Jewish Israelis see their Arab fellow citizens as “enemies,” and only 20 percent said they consider Arab-Israelis their “equals,” a new poll has found.

Jan 20 08:35

Netanyahu aide calls US ambassador ‘little Jew boy’ in escalating controversy

The US State Department has moved to back America’s ambassador to Israel in a febrile and escalating row over his remarks on Monday that Israel applied law in the occupied West Bank differently to Palestinians and Israelis.

Ambassador Daniel Shapiro’s unusually critical comments drew harsh criticism from ministers in Israel’s rightwing government – including from Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

Shapiro was also publicly lambasted on Israeli television on Tuesday by a former aide to Netanyahu who used the deeply offensive Hebrew word yehudon – which translates as “little Jew boy” – to disparage the ambassador. The term is used by rightwing Israelis against other Jews – particularly against those in the diaspora – whom they regard as not being Jewish or pro-Israel enough.

Jan 20 07:49

Israel plans to seize West Bank farmland: Army Radio

Israel plans to appropriate a large tract of agricultural land in the occupied West Bank, Israel's Army Radio said on Wednesday, a move that has angered Palestinians and is almost certain to draw international criticism.

Jan 20 07:49

Israel to grab more land in West Bank: Report

In another act of land grab, Israel is planning to seize hundreds of acres of Palestinian agricultural land to expand its illegal settlement construction in the occupied West Bank, says a report.

Jan 20 07:47

THE 21st CENTURY: AN ERA OF FRAUD

In the last years of the 20th century fraud entered US foreign policy in a new way. On false pretenses Washington dismantled Yugoslavia and Serbia in order to advance an undeclared agenda. In the 21st century this fraud multiplied many times. Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, and Libya were destroyed, and Iran and Syria would also have been destroyed if the President of Russia had not prevented it.

Jan 19 11:22

Some Bad Ass History:Saladin!

Salah al-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub was born in the small town of Tikrit to Kurdish Muslim parents in the year 1137 CE. He would become one of the most influential and admired military leaders in medieval history; loved by his people and respected by his enemies for years to come.

Now Salah al-Din was renowned throughout the world for his ability to not be a dick to people. So when he took over the vast Arab territories, the Christian knight commander Raynald of Chatillon decided it would be cool to fuck with him and try to provoke him into a fight.

Finally, Salah al-Din was like, "OK seriously, fuck this guy." and he set out to kick the ass of Raynald of Chatillon.

Salah al-Din sold all the captured knights back to their families for hefty ransoms except for Raynald, who was executed because he had been both a total bitch and a pain in the ass.

Jan 19 08:50

Uri Avnery on The Widening Gap

The background of this affair concerns the very foundation of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Since the Six-day War of 1967, Israel has been occupying, among other territories, the area called by the Arabs, many Israelis and most of the rest of the world "the West Bank" (of the Jordan river) and by the Israeli government and right-wing Israelis "Judea and Samaria", their Biblical appellation.

Almost since the beginning of the occupation, the Israeli right-wing has been making strenuous efforts to "settle the land" – putting up Jewish settlements, towns, villages and small "outposts" all over the place.

To whom do the lands, on which the settlements are built, officially belong?

Jan 19 08:10

Rachel Corrie’s family pays tribute to Alan Rickman

The family of Rachel Corrie has published an emotional tribute to actor and director Alan Rickman, who died last week at the age of 69.

“Though they never met, Alan was a great friend to our daughter and sister Rachel,” the statement reads.

Jan 19 08:10

End all business in Israeli settlements, says Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is calling on all corporations to completely end their business activities in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem.

Jan 18 19:20

Jewish Extremists Suspected In Vandalization Of Historic Jerusalem Church

Israeli police discovered Hebrew graffiti Sunday on the walls of a famous Jerusalem church, in what appears to be the latest vandalism attack by extremist Jews.

Jan 18 18:02

Shin Bet uncovers Jewish extremist plot to destroy state

A lengthy investigation by the Shin Bet and Israeli Police has uncovered a plot to destroy the State of Israel and led to the indictment of two "hilltop youth" suspects in the murder of the Dawabsha family.

Jan 18 08:01

Yes, Israel Is Executing Palestinians Without Trial

Israel executes people without trial nearly every day. Any other description is a lie. If there was once discussion here about the death penalty for terrorists, now they are executed even without trial (and without discussion). If once there was debate over the rules of engagement, today it’s clear: we shoot to kill – any suspicious Palestinian.

Jan 17 20:12

An open letter to President Obama

by Miko Peled

As President, for the last seven years you have given Israel your full support to kill, maim, arrest and torture men, women and children. The number of Palestinians made homeless, the number of Palestinian children arrested and abused and the number of Palestinian refugees waiting to return to their homes is getting higher by the minute, yet you supported Israel.,/strong>

Jan 17 17:16

Aide to Palestinian Authority's Saeb Erekat ‘suspected of spying for Israel’

A long-time aide to top Palestinian official Saeb Erekat was arrested recently over suspicions that he spied for Israel, according to Palestinian media reports Saturday.

Jan 17 10:31

Why Israel has silenced the 1948 story of Nazareth’s survival

Nazareth was not only an anomaly; it was a mistake. It was supposed to be cleared of its Palestinian population, just like those other Palestinian cities now in Israel. Much to Israel’s regret, it has become an unofficial capital for Israel’s 1.6 million Palestinian citizens, a fifth of the Israeli population.

Jan 17 09:56

HOW CAN WE BE LOYAL TO THE OCCUPIER?

A new bill to be introduced in Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, next week would permit the cancellation of a person’s permanent residency on grounds of “disloyalty” to Israel.

Jan 17 09:56

NEW GRAPHIC ~~ COUNTRIES THAT RECOGNISE PALESTINE AS A STATE

Jan 17 09:50

ANOTHER CHURCH VANDALISED IN JERUSALEM

The doors of the Dormition Abbey church were vandalized with threats scrawled in Hebrew that read: “Kill the Christians, the enemy of Israel” and “The revenge is coming very soon,” as well as “Send Christians to hell.”

Jan 16 16:02

Israel furious at UN report detailing torture of Palestinian children

The Committee on the Rights of Children, a body of independent legal experts charged by the UN with the task of monitoring the protection of children’s rights in signatory states, has urged Israel to honour its responsibility to prevent the torture and ill-treatment of children.

“The Committee expresses its deepest concern about the reported practice of torture and ill-treatment of Palestinian children arrested, prosecuted and detained by the military and the police, and about the State party’s failure to end these practices in spite of repeated concerns expressed by treaty bodies,” the investigative body stated in its periodic review of Israel’s child rights record, released on Thursday.

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Jan 16 13:23

‘FILMED IN FRONT OF A LIVE AUDIENCE’ ~~ WATCH THE IDF MAIM PALESTINIAN PROTESTERS

This video is filmed from the perspective of Israeli soldiers shooting at Palestinian youths protesting the occupation.

Soldiers can be heard making lighthearted comments and congratulating each other as they shoot to maim young Palestinians.

Jan 16 09:39

US church’s boycott of Israeli banks shocks and concerns Tel Aviv

Israeli Foreign Ministry officials have expressed surprise at the United Methodist Church’s (UMC) decision to divest from five Israeli banks on the grounds of human rights concerns.

Jan 16 08:50

Mossad proxy faked violent Facebook anti-Semitism

An Israeli legal group with intimate ties to the state’s intelligence agencies has admitted to faking an ostensibly pro-Palestinian Facebook page and using it to post anti-Semitic statements including “Death to all the Jews.”

Jan 16 08:29

Sweden urges ‘thorough’ investigation into Israel’s killing of Palestinians

Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom has called for a “thorough” investigation into the killings of Palestinians by Israeli forces in the past few months.

Jan 15 09:22

Netanyahu slams Swedish FM remarks as ‘stupid’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decried latest remarks by Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom, who has called for a probe into the Tel Aviv regime's "extrajudicial executions" of Palestinians.

"I think what the Swedish foreign minister said is outrageous,... it's immoral and it's stupid," Netanyahu, who also functions as foreign minister, said on Thursday.

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"And she dresses funny. And her dog smells really bad!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Jan 15 08:26

EUROPE DROWNING IN AMERICA’S FAILURES

On Monday, January 18, 2016, the monthly meeting of the European Union Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels is expected to discuss and decide on next steps to be adopted by the EU on the Israeli-Palestinian issue. Policy-makers in Israel are worried as they fear an expansion of European efforts to isolate Israel’s settlements

Jan 14 13:37

Catholic Bishop's Message To The People Of Gaza: "You live in a prison; the Israeli Confiscation Of Land Is In Violation Of International Law, You Are Not Forgotten"

Here is one story you probably won't see on CNN! Every January, an international contingent of Catholic Bishops meet in the Holy Land. They issued a strongly-worded statement today which noted that the Israeli "occupation eats away at the soul of both occupier and occupied.' The bishops added that the Israeli 'confiscation of land' in Gaza is "in violation of international law" and assured the Palestinian people that "you are not forgotten - Throughout 2016 we shall raise your plight nationally and internationally." They continued "The 2014 war led to the destruction of thousands of homes and the physical and social infrastructure of Gaza... To those Israelis and Palestinians who seek peace, you are not forgotten... Political leaders across the world must put greater energy into a diplomatic solution to end nearly 50 years of occupation and resolve the ongoing conflict so the two peoples and three faiths can live together in justice and peace."

Jan 14 11:05

Video: Israeli sniper praised for shooting Palestinian protestors

A chilling video has been published by Palestinian activists on the YouTube page of Kareem Asakra, showing Palestinians being shot while protesting near Ramallah. The video includes the voices of Hebrew speakers, purportedly between an Israeli sniper and his commanding officer. The officer is heard praising, encouraging, and congratulating the sniper. Ma’an News is reporting Israeli soldier praised for shooting protesters in video footage:

Jan 14 09:40

‘Near Death’: Palestinian journalist hunger strike over no charge arrest in Israel

Human rights groups are highlighting the plight of a Palestinian journalist who they claim is near death in an Israeli prison.

Jan 14 08:24

UN database for Gaza aid may give Israel targets to attack — secret memo

The UN was warned that its database of potential aid recipients in Gaza could provide Israel with targets for future attacks, a document obtained by The Electronic Intifada reveals.

Diplomats and UN officials were also warned that plans for rebuilding Gaza after it was attacked by Israel in 2014 violated international law.

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Recall that in 2014, The Electronic Intifada revealed that the GRM, the UN-brokered agreement that was supposedly going to facilitate reconstruction, would effectively reinforce Israel’s control over Gaza.

Jan 14 08:23

US church divests from Israeli banks

The $20-billion pension fund of the United Methodist Church has divested from two Israeli banks and excluded five major Israeli banks from future investments.

Jan 14 08:22

US lawmakers slam EU to defend Israeli settlements

More than 3,000 people have already signed the US Campaign’s petition urging lawmakers to oppose Rep. Nita Lowey’s resolution in support of Israeli settlements.
It’s not often that members of Congress publicly disagree with, much less condemn, the European Union.

But when it comes to protecting Israel’s illegal settlements on Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, dozens of US lawmakers have shown no such compunction in doing so vociferously.

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Jan 13 08:56

Unusual Israeli Airstrike Targets Terror Cell Near Gaza Border

Strike kills one and wounds three, according to Palestinian officials; IDF says it targeted a cell that was planning to attack Israeli troops.

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Jan 12 18:13

BDS in the Crosshairs

for those of you who hold hope for the presidential elections: only Jill Stein and Donald Trump did not bad-mouth BDS

Jan 12 15:15

Israel’s shoot-to-kill policy against Palestinians

Israel’s use of live ammunition and a shoot-to-kill policy has claimed at least 146 Palestinian lives and injured thousands more since the beginning of October.

Jan 12 15:10

The Palestinians must put their political act together if their cause is to be kept alive

Alan Hart explains what the Palestinians must do if their quest for justice is to succeed, and what Israeli Jews must do if they want to live in peace and harmony, rather than in an obnoxious and increasingly violent apartheid state.

Jan 12 10:07

AFTERMATH OF STUPIDITY ~~ ‘LEFTIST’ ARRESTED IN ISRAEL TRYING TO FLEE COUNTRY

Israeli Activist Says He Helps Kill Palestinians Who Sell Land to Jews

Jan 11 21:10

Palestine after Abbas

Although intended to inspire his Fatah Party followers, a televised speech by Mahmoud Abbas on the 51st Anniversary of the group’s launch highlighted, instead, the unprecedented crisis that continues to wreak havoc on the Palestinian people. Not only did Abbas sound defensive and lacking in any serious or new initiatives, but his ultimate intention appeared as if it was about his political survival, and nothing else.

Jan 11 15:58

Welcome to Israel’s version of apartheid, as passengers evict Palestinians from plane

Jonathan Cook says the eviction of Palestinian citizens of Israel from a Greek plane by Jewish passengers is symptomatic of the intrinsic racism of most Israeli Jews, who have long supported two Israels: one for them and another for the Palestinian minority.

Jan 11 10:27

BAD FOR THE GOOSE BUT NOT FOR THE GANDER? ~~ THE TWO SIDES OF APARTHEID

Without hesitation, we condemned every statement made by Israeli elected officials and prominent rabbis who stated it is unlawful for Jews to rent or sell property to Arabs in Israel.

How then could we be silent when a so-called Left wing activist plays the same ‘game’ and acts like a total ‘Schmuck‘ on the other side of the wall?

We can’t!

Jan 11 10:26

IF BDS IS FAILING, WHY THE FUSS OVER IT?

Maybe because it’s not failing at all!

Jan 10 10:00

THE TIMES ACTUALLY FOUND THIS ‘FIT TO PRINT’

At its annual convention this week, the Modern Language Assn., which represents 26,000 language and literature scholars, will become the latest academic body to consider the merits of adopting a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. This follows endorsements of such a boycott by the Assn. for Asian American Studies, the American Studies Assn. and, most recently, the American Anthropological Assn., which voted 1,040 to 136 to endorse a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions at its November annual meeting in Denver; the AAA’s entire membership will soon vote on the resolution, which is expected to pass.

The justification for an academic boycott — which targets institutions, not individual scholars — stems from the peculiar relationship between Israel’s educational system and its broader structures of racism.

Jan 09 23:55

Palestian President: “We stand with Saudi Arabia in everything”

The inexplicably wealthy Palestinian Dictator Mahmoud Abbas, whose elected term ended in 2009, is aligning "we",the Palestinian people, with the Wahabis.

" We stand with Saudi Arabia in everything it did, because we think what Saudi Arabia did is the right thing, and thus we stand with it. No shame in this, we stand with Saudi Arabia.”
Abbas however could not elaborate in how exactly Riyadh has ever helped Palestine. Ironically it is Saudi Arabia’s rivals in Tehran who have always been a vocal supporter of the Palestinian plight and questiion"

It was Abbas who provoked the situation with the democratically Hamas which led to the brutal siege on Gaza.

Jan 09 16:57

Tel Aviv Attacker Executed by Security Forces; Targeted Shin Bet Agent; Father Was Palestinian Collaborator

I don’t understand why the son of the collaborator would be the one to exact revenge, unless he was ashamed of his father’s spying on behalf of the Shin Bet security forces and sought redemption through this attack.

Jan 09 14:12

“Ethical” Co-op Bank leaves Palestinian cause in the lurch

Stuart Littlewood sees the UK Co-op Bank’s connection with one of the USA’s biggest Zionist propaganda outfits as being behind the bank’s decision to freeze or close the accounts of pro-Palestinian groups.

Jan 09 10:10

Crosses at Christian cemetery in Israel destroyed

Vandals have destroyed dozens of crosses at a Christian cemetery west of Jerusalem, the Latin Patriarchate in the city said Saturday, urging Israeli authorities to bring the culprits to justice.

The church did not say who was behind the desecration but in recent years there have been a spate of hate crimes targeting churches and Christian cemeteries, with the perpetrators believed to be Jewish extremists.

Jan 09 08:43

Airbnb unveils ‘Israeli’ vacation rentals in illegal West Bank settlements

Fancy a vacation with breathtaking views of the Holy Land? Airbnb will let you rent out luxurious cottages atop barren hilltops, making no mention of the fact that they are located in settlements on occupied land.

Jan 09 07:51

Jewish settlers bore into Palestinian children’s bedroom

On 3 January the family came home to find that the Jewish settlers who took over the adjacent apartment last month had drilled six large holes into the concrete walls of the children’s bedroom.

The video above shows the surreal situation where family members could peer through the holes and see the settlers continuing to bore into the house.

Jan 09 03:37

'Ethical' Co-op Bank leaves Palestinian cause in the lurch

Several organisations in the UK that support Palestinians in their struggle for freedom are reported to have had their accounts frozen or closed by the Co-op Bank or been threatened with the chop

Jan 08 18:21

BDS in the Crosshairs - An Analysis by Dr. Lawrence Davidson

Advocating and practicing BDS can be seen as a constitutionally protected right. It certainly is more obviously protected by the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech than is the use of money to buy elections. Thus, if Zionist lobbyists can use money to buy support for Israel, why can’t anti-Zionists use their free speech rights to challenge that support?

Jan 08 16:12

BDS in the crosshairs of US presidential candidates

Lawrence Davidson warns that the targeting of the boycott Israel movement BDS by US presidential candidates is the thin end of the wedge that could eventually demolish valued American rights and traditions.

Jan 08 12:53

Unholy Alliance: Christian Zionists and the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

Imagine thousands of people cheering and shouting for Israel in the huge Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. On stage, Ehud Olmert, the mayor of Jerusalem, proclaims: “God is with us. You are with us.” The crowd hollers, whoops and some blow the shofar. But none of those present is Jewish. Outside the auditorium Leanne Cariker from Oklahoma is carrying a placard that reads, “Just say No! to a Palestinian state.” Next to her stands another group of demonstrators, Hasidic Jews from Brooklyn. They oppose the state of Israel.

Jan 08 01:34

Jewish-Israeli Passengers Hijack Airline’s Integrity

It is not only damaging to an airline’s reputation to be taken hostage by passengers calling the shots as to who they deem suitable to fly with them, but places all passengers rights and safety, anywhere, on any plane, at risk to racial profiling and discriminatory demands at the whim of bigots such as the arrogant Jewish- Israeli passengers on Aegean Airlines

Jan 07 19:13

Greedy Eyes of Saudi Sheikhs

For Saudi,there is only one problem in the world: Iran. This unites them with Israel, where Iran is the main obsession of Prime Minister Netanyahu. Israel and Saudia are the great Semitic couple, a marriage made in hell.

It is a pity Saudis do not understand that their problem is not Iran. They have just run out of their luck and of their resources. They can’t fight two wars and sell their oil for peanuts (intending to undermine Iran and Russia) and cut down their welfare programs and incite the Shia rebellion by beheading that beloved preacher.

Jan 07 13:40

jimmy CARTER ON PALESTINE [VIDEO]

Former President Jimmy Carter, author of a new book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,is interviewed from his home in Plains, Georgia. He responds to a caller who asks questions concerning pressure put on the US political system and the resulting support of Israel.

Jan 07 10:00

VIDEO ~~ DID AMERICAN ‘CHARITIES’ FINANCE THE LAST WAR IN GAZA

Were common household items purchased with tax-exempt charitable funds used to help the Israeli army kill Palestinians in Gaza?

The video below provides evidence that equipment likely purchased with tax-deductible US donations was used in Israel’s summer 2014 assault on Gaza that killed more than 2,200 Palestinians including 551 children.

In the video, members of the Israeli army’s Golani Brigade preparing to deploy to Gaza during the assault thank donors to an organization called Connections Israel for donations they have made.

Jan 07 08:16

Israel's Barbarism Aimed at Consolidating its Theft and Ethnic Cleansing

Despite the corporate media’s efforts to play up Israeli fears of rockets from Gaza that very rarely kill anyone and make zero impact on Israel’s military might, US public opinion, is not remotely as lopsided in favor of Israel as the 100-0 Senate vote.

Jan 07 07:42

Was gear bought by US charity used by Israeli army during Gaza attack?

Were common household items purchased with tax-exempt charitable funds used to help the Israeli army kill Palestinians in Gaza?

On Tuesday, The Electronic Intifada reported on a lawsuit filed by several US citizens against the US Treasury.

The complaint alleges that the government agency is allowing billions of dollars of tax-exempt charitable donations to flow to the Israeli army and support the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank including East Jerusalem.

One of the lawsuit’s specific claims is that “tens of thousands of Palestinians have had their homes either confiscated or demolished by settlers armed with sophisticated military hardware purchased with funds coming from these US tax-exempt entities.”

Jan 07 07:42

Ban on political group in Israel leaves Gaza orphans destitute

Palestinian citizens of Israel in the town of Umm al-Fahm protest the government’s closure of the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement, on 28 November 2015. The ban has hit vulnerable Palestinians in Gaza who relied on support from the group’s charities.

Jan 07 07:33

Israeli Security Officials: Abbas Cracking Down on Violence, Gestures to PA Are Urgent

The PA has markedly reduced incitement on its official media outlets, deployed personnel in the West Bank to prevent confrontations with the IDF, and resumed arresting Hamas operatives.

Jan 06 15:46

Palestine after Abbas

Although intended to inspire his Fatah Party followers, a televised speech by Mahmoud Abbas on the 51st Anniversary of the group’s launch highlighted, instead, the unprecedented crisis that continues to wreak havoc on the Palestinian people. Not only did Abbas sound defensive and lacking in any serious or new initiatives, but his ultimate intention appeared as if it was about his political survival, and nothing else.

Jan 06 09:21

No-Grow Zone: IDF destroys Palestinian crops in Gaza

The Israeli army has destroyed swathes of Palestinian crops in Gaza. The IDF used crop-dusters to spray herbicides damaging 400 acres of vegetables and other produce near the fence surrounding Gaza.

Jan 06 08:16

How Israel Helps Settler Group Move Jews Into East Jerusalem’s Silwan

Over the years, a government department has stood shoulder to shoulder with Ateret Cohanim in its struggles against Palestinian families who sought to remain in their homes.

Jan 06 08:15

US sued over tax-exempt donations for illegal Israeli settlements

A group of American citizens is suing the US Treasury because they say the agency is allowing billions of dollars of tax-exempt charitable donations to flow to the Israeli army and support the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, DC, on 21 December, alleges that around 150 US nonprofit organizations send about $1 billion a year “to fund the forcible expulsion of all non-Jews” and expand settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Martin McMahon, the lawyer for the plaintiffs, told The Electronic Intifada that he believes the organizations are violating eight federal criminal statutes and up to six Treasury regulations.

Jan 06 04:36

Israeli minister adds West Bank church compound to settlement bloc

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon has decided to incorporate a southern West Bank church compound into the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, Israeli daily Haaretz reported Wednesday.

An investigative report by Israeli newspaper Haaretz in May last year alleged that American millionaire Irving Moskowitz purchased the site through a Swedish company in 2012 with the intention of turning it into a settlement outpost.

Jan 05 16:47

Why Did Israel Withhold Bodies of Slain Palestinians, Denying the Right to Mourn?

On New Year's Day here in Hebron, after months of painstaking waiting and deliberations, the parents of 17 slain Palestinians finally received the bodies of their children.

Jan 05 11:58

Gaza: The Killing Zone (Documentary) MUST SEE!

Hoda Darwish, a 12-year-old from Gaza, was shot in the head and blinded by an Israeli sniper’s high-velocity bullet while sitting at her desk in a UN elementary school in Khan Younis, Gaza

Jan 05 09:29

Collective punishment or deterrent? IDF demolishes, seals off attackers’ homes in Jerusalem

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.

Jan 05 08:27

You can’t report truthfully on Israel without facing its wrath

I can only hope that now the UN Human Rights Council will redeem its mistake by reviving the candidacies of Professor Christine Chinkin and Phyllis Bennis, both of whom possess the credentials, motivation and strength of character to become an effective special rapporteur.

The Palestinians deserve nothing less.

Jan 05 08:26

France’s Orange dumps Israeli affiliate that backed Gaza war

Palestine solidarity activists can chalk up a significant win as the French multinational telecom company Orange is dumping its Israeli affiliate.

The Orange Israel brand will cease to exist in February, the Tel Aviv newspaper Haaretz reports.

This news comes just eight months after an international boycott campaign was launched against Orange over its support for Israel’s 2014 assault on Gaza and its complicity in Israel’s colonization of the occupied West Bank.

Jan 04 13:17

UN human rights envoy to Palestinian Territories resigns over Israeli 'denial of access'

The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Palestine resigned Monday, citing frustration at Israel’s denial of access to Palestinian territories.

Indonesian diplomat Makarim Wibisono said during his resignation that, “unfortunately, my efforts to help improve the lives of Palestinian victims of violations under the Israeli occupation have been frustrated every step of the way.”

Jan 03 22:32

The road to hell is paved with 'national security'

Israel is turning the West’s fixation on the Islamic State group into an opportunity to expand its apartheid laws and militarisation of the West Bank

Jan 03 15:56

Israel Admit To Spraying Poison On Palestinian Crops

Israel have admitted that their military have used crop-dusters to destroy hundreds of acres of Palestinian crops for “security operations” reasons...“The aerial spraying of herbicides and germination inhibitors was conducted in the area along the border fence last week in order to enable optimal and continuous security operations,” an IDF Spokesperson told +972 on Sunday.

Jan 03 07:49

Israel Charges Two Jews Over West Bank Arson Murders

One adult charged with three counts of murder, one minor charged as accessory to murder. Two others charged with violence against Palestinians.

Jan 03 07:08

BEX ALERT - Israel hits back after Daesh-affiliated cell fires rockets from Gaza

This attack was a direct response to five rockets launched from Gaza on Friday, for which Daesh-affiliated terrorist organisation Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis took credit.

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Israel is now trying to claim ISIS is in Gaza. That is silly. ISIS is only in oil-rich regions the US wants to invade and control! :)

And again as usual, the rocket attack from Gaza hit open ground and caused no damage at all.

Jan 02 13:10

Israel launches airstrikes on Gaza

Jan 02 11:27

ISRAELI RESTRICTIONS ON PALESTINE’S TELECOM INDUSTRY

Israeli restrictions on the telecom industry have hobbled Palestine’s already beleaguered economy

Jan 01 20:35

A Baby is Born but BombsRUs Cameron's Christmas is Mercy Mild

Bush and Blair, the psychopathic pair, with many thousands sharing the same very dangerous personality trait, then focused on that cradle of civilization, a fine irony. It was in April 2002 when the blood brothers sealed the fate of Iraq in Crawford, Texas. (5) As always there was a pretext, 'Weapons of Mass Destruction'. Vilification of Saddam Hussein ran parallel.

Jan 01 16:58

There would have been “something wrong” if the US had not bugged Netanyahu

Alan Hart says collusion between Israeli Premier Netanyahu and traitors in the US Congress, and the risk of Netanyahu mounting a false flag operation to scupper the nuclear agreement with Iran, are what prompted President Obama to authorise bugging the Israeli premier.

Jan 01 14:05

US Treasury Sued over Donations for Israeli Squatter Settlements in Palestine

A lawsuit has been filed in a US court seeking to stop non-profit groups from sending billions of dollars worth of tax-exempt donations to support illegal Israeli settlements and the Israeli army.

Jan 01 08:19

Israel bans novel on Arab-Jewish romance from schools for 'threatening Jewish identity'

The Israeli government has banned schools from teaching children about a book about a love affair between a Jewish woman and a Palestinian man.

'Borderlife' will not be allowed in the Israeli curriculum because of apparent fears it could encourage Jews to marry people who are not Jewish.

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"But anyone who says we are being racist is just a filthy Jew-hating anti-Semite who wants Hitler to come back and gas Jewish babies in the ovens! WE MUST PRESERVE OUR RACIAL HYGIENE! But the rest of you cattle, just blend together in Europe and America because you don't need a sense of racial identity ... because your races are clearly inferior and not worth worrying about!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Jan 01 08:16

2016 ~~ THE YEAR THE WALL WILL FALL!

Happy New Year from Carlos Latuff

Jan 01 05:06

A Look Back at 2015 Protests in Los Angeles - slideshow w/music

From my friend photographer Mike Chickey in Los Angeles: A look back at 2015 - slideshow w/music. Happy New Year!

Dec 31 15:44

Jerusalem Isn't the Capital of the Jews

Research shows that Jerusalem has existed for about 4,000 years. During the first 1,000 it had no connection to the Jewish people.

Dec 31 14:40

An Open Letter to Young Muslims Everywhere: The Seed of Triumph in Every Adversity

Islam did not invent colonialism and imperialism, but inspired Asians, Africans and Arabs to fight this crushing evil. Islam did not usher in the age of mass slavery, although millions of American and European slaves were, themselves, Muslim. You try to tell them all of this, and you insist that the likes of vicious groups like ISIS are not a product of Islam but a by-product of violence, greed and foreign interventions.

Dec 31 14:01

UN supports sovereignty for Palestine and slams Israel

Stuart Littlewood hails the UN General Assembly resolution reaffirming the Palestinian and Syrian peoples’ sovereignty over their natural resources in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian and Syrian territories.

Dec 31 10:03

LAST TOON OF THE YEAR ~~ NEW YEAR’S EVE IN PALESTINE

Dec 31 10:02

2015 ~~ A YEAR OF VICTORIES FOR BDS

How the Israel boycott movement struck major blows in 2015

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