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Dec 12 08:20

Israel attacks West Bank college twice in one week

The Israeli army attacked the Palestine Technical University in the occupied West Bank city of Tulkarem twice this week.

Nine Palestinians were shot Thursday as Israeli soldiers tried to suppress a protest on the campus. On Monday, five students had to be hospitalized for gunshot wounds.

Dec 11 15:29

If Israel Wants to Prevent Terrorism, It Should Stop Evicting Palestinians

Late last year, two Palestinian cousins broke into a Jerusalem synagogue, killing five Israelis before being slain by police.

In retaliation, as part of the government’s “counterterrorist deterrence policy,” the homes of these two Palestinians were slated for demolition. Their houses were destroyed on October 6th of this year, displacing six of their family members.

Dec 11 15:07

‘People live in ruins’: Israel stops cement supplies into Gaza

Israel has banned all imports of cement entering Gaza, a move which Palestinians say was imposed without notice.

Dec 10 19:07

Netanyahu Allies Donated to Groups Pushing for Third Temple

Haaretz investigation reveals deputy defense minister and a key Netanyahu supporter in the U.S. donated to groups campaigning to impose Israeli sovereignty over Temple Mount.

Dec 10 16:10

War Against the People: a timely jolt to spur civil society action

Stuart Littlewood reviews Jeff Halper’s book, War Against the People, which “exposes the evil intent behind Israel's occupation and creeping annexation” and aims to enable activists to “formulate an effective anti-security and counter-hegemony agenda”.

Dec 10 10:19

Global Pacification, the Matrix of Control and other nasties…War Against the People’: a timely jolt to spur civil society action

If you want something to scare the pants off you this Christmas ask Santa for this excellent book.

It is not difficult to imagine what a wretched Christmas awaits the starving, shivering children of Gaza, still living among the ruins of their bombed-out homes, and by communities right across the West Bank now fragmented and separated from friends and family by Israel's merciless Matrix of Control. There is so much to learn about the hideous consequences of Israel's occupation and theft of the Holy Land... before it's too late.

Dec 10 09:52

SPOOF OF THE HOUR ~~ REMEMBER THE GAZA SLAUGHTER

Dec 10 08:54

Israel stops entry of cement into Gaza

Dec 10 08:43

United Nations day for Solidarity with Palestine 2015

Dec 10 08:29

Christian groups urge US to bar Israeli rights abusers from receiving aid

Representatives of 11 churches and faith-based organizations submitted evidence to the US State Department on Wednesday of specific gross violations of human rights by Israeli forces.

They are demanding that the Obama administration apply US laws that would halt military assistance to the Israeli units responsible.

Dec 10 08:29

Three generations face imminent expulsion from Jerusalem home

This short video highlights the struggle of Nora Sub Laban and her family to stay in their home in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Israel plans to evict them as soon as 14 December from the house they’ve lived in since 1953, so it can be taken over by a group of Jewish settlers whose aim is to create a Jewish majority in occupied East Jerusalem.

The family has already faced two attempts this year by Israeli occupation forces and settlers to remove them from their home, which is steps from Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque.

Dec 10 08:28

Is new UK Zionist group funding settlements?

A UK-based “solidarity campaign” for Israel is facing questions about whether it has given financial support to war crimes and ethnic cleansing.

Dec 10 04:48

NUMBER OF PALESTINIAN CHILDREN IN ISRAELI PRISONS DOUBLES

Children told Addameer’s lawyer during a 3 December visit that they suffer from nightmares, sleep disorders and are subjected to beatings, threats and sleep deprivation.

Dec 09 08:23

Exclusive: Trump planning Temple Mount visit

Republican US Presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump is strongly considering a visit to the Temple Mount when he comes to Israel for the first time at the end of the month.

A source closely connected to organizing the trip to Israel confirmed to The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday that Trump's staff is looking into the logistics of visiting the holy site and point of conflict between Israel and the Arab world.

MK Taleb Abu Arrar (Joint List) said of Trump's plan to visit the Temple Mount: "If Trump the racist plans to visit Al-Aksa, the holiest place in the world for Muslims, to harm the sensitivities of people against whom he incites, he and Netanyahu will be responsible.

"Such a visit will set the whole region on fire, I am warning," Abu Arrar added.

Dec 09 07:56

SodaSteam Completes Withdrawl from Illegal West Bank Settlement in Mishor Adumim and Relocates in the Negev Desert

After SodaStream’s many announcements to withdraw from its factory in Mishor Adumim Industrial Zone, the company has now completed its withdrawal from its sole West Bank-based facility.

Dec 08 19:48

Thousands attend funeral of Palestinian teen slain in Duheisha Refugee Camp

Thousands of Palestinians attended the funeral of 19-year-old Malik Akram Shahin on Tuesday morning, hours after he was shot dead by Israeli forces during a detention raid into Duheisha refugee camp south of Bethlehem. Shahin was shot in the head during a predawn detention raid into the refugee camp on Tuesday morning. Local residents said that Israeli soldiers fired live rounds, tear gas canisters, and stun grenades "indiscriminately" through the camp's narrow alleys

Dec 08 15:43

War on Christmas! Right-wing Israeli Group Targets Palestinian Christians, Protests Christmas Tree Event in Jerusalem

The right-wing Jewish group ‘Lehava’ held a protest outside of the YMCA in Jerusalem, shouting at Palestinian Christian children and families as they were entering and leaving the annual Christmas-tree decoration party.

Dec 08 11:30

Tortured Palestinian prisoner found in Israeli jail with 28 cigarette burns on hands, chest and back

The Palestinian Authority’s department of prisoners’ affairs on Monday alleged that Israeli forces tortured a Palestinian prisoner charged with attempting to stab an Israeli soldier. Legal affairs director Louay Akka said Palestinian prisoner Wasim Marouf was covered with 28 cigarette burns on his hands, chest and back. Akka became aware of Marouf’s injuries while visiting Ofer prison where the man is being held. Akka condemned Marouf’s treatment, calling his injuries “unfathomable,” and those responsible “criminal.” “I don’t know the nature of the directives or training [the Israeli guards] must have received to become this brutal,” Akka said. Marouf also suffers from epilepsy, mental illness, and gangrene on the right side of his body. Recently, Marouf underwent surgery to have a diseased kidney removed. Prisoners’ rights group Addameer has long reported that treatment of Palestinian detainees by Israeli forces tantamount to torture is “widespread and systematic.”

Dec 08 11:27

CENSORSHIP AS A WEAPON AGAINST PALESTINE

Incitement does indeed pose a threat to the future of Israelis and Palestinians. But it is to be found in the falsehoods promoted by Netanyahu and his ministers, not the bitter truths being posted on YouTube.

Dec 08 07:44

UCLA student groups face funding cuts over Israel divestment

The Graduate Students Association at UCLA in California has put stipulations on funding for student groups based on affiliation with Palestinian rights activism.

Students and civil rights organizations are concerned that such conditions are the result of overt willingness by University of California’s top officials to exceptionalize free speech rights and threaten punishment against student activists.

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Someone needs to take the UCLA Graduate Students Association to court, all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary, to establish that criticism of foreign governments' actions is protected speech under the First Amendment!

Dec 08 07:23

Back to Basics: Clearing the Fog of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Any discussion, coverage, analysis, or debate of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict that sidesteps the nature and ideology of the Israeli state is not only disingenuous and lacks credibility, but also contributes to the deepening of the conflict, the continuous suffering of its victims, and the illusion of finding a potential just and peaceful outcome.

Dec 07 15:51

Avnery: a fantasy friend of Palestine

Uri Avnery is widely regarded as an Israeli peacemaker with a balanced view of what he calls the ‘Israeli-Palestinian conflict’. But under the surface of dissent (often well-founded criticism of Israel), Avnery is a hard core zionist: a fantasy friend of Palestine;

Dec 07 15:31

YouTube becomes Israel’s new battleground against Palestinians

Jonathan Cook argues that rather than end the occupation – the principal source of Palestinian despair – Binyamin Netanyahu has chosen to conceal Israel’s brutality from the world through censorship and clamping down on human rights organisations.

Dec 07 13:05

U.S. Donors Gave Settlements More Than $220 Million in Tax-exempt Funds Over Five Years

Registered non-profit groups are lavishly funding with tax-deductible U.S. dollars the same West Bank settlements the Obama administration considers obstacles to peace./strong>

Dec 07 10:47

Israeli court jails Palestinian MP for 15 months: army

A prominent Palestinian lawmaker has been jailed for 15 months by an Israeli military court, the military confirmed Monday.

Khalida Jarrar, a senior member of the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and a well-known political figure, was sentenced Sunday at the Ofer military court near the city of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

She had been arrested in April on a series of charges, including encouraging attacks against Israel and violating a travel ban.

Dec 07 08:41

Right-wing Israeli group protests Christmas tree event in Jerusalem

The right-wing Jewish group ‘Lehava’ held a protest outside of the YMCA in Jerusalem, shouting at Palestinian Christian children and families as they were entering and leaving the annual Christmas-tree decoration party

Dec 07 08:24

‘Spies infiltrated BDS campaign’

Spies, allegedly working for a well-known private investigator, were purportedly paid to infiltrate a Palestine support group running a campaign to have Israeli goods removed from a major retailer’s shelves.

Members of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel (BDS) South Africa this week claimed one of the alleged spies confessed she and two others in the campaign had worked undercover, apparently on behalf of Woolworths. The company has denied this.

Dec 06 10:00

Right-wing Israeli groups 'raid' Al-Aqsa Mosque compound

Right-wing Israeli groups on Sunday "raided" the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound under the protection of Israeli forces, witnesses told Ma'an.

Dec 06 09:29

Netanyahu Responds to Kerry: Israel Will Not Be a Binational State

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded Sunday morning to John Kerry's warnings that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is trending toward a one-state reality on Sunday, saying that "Israel will not be a binational state."

Speaking at the beginning of the weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said that "Israel will not be a binational state, but in order for there to be peace, the other side needs to decide if they want peace. Unfortunately, this is not what we are seeing," adding that "the Palestinian Authority's incitement continues."

"I see [Saeb Erekat’s] office going to console the family of terrorists who tried to murder Jews," Netanyahu continued. "Not only did he not condemn the terrorist," he added, "but he goes to console the family, effectively giving support to acts of terror."

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Dec 05 06:49

A family says goodbye to a ‘martyr’ in Bethlehem [VIDEO]

Israeli forces shot and killed Mutaz during a particularly intense bout of clashes coined “A Day of Rage.” He was the 30th Palestinian to be shot dead that month.

Dec 04 18:41

Zionism in Supernatural Darkness

Benjamin Netanyahu while meeting at Finks bar in Jerusalem, a well-known Mossad watering-hole, while discussing the upcoming 911 attacks on America. He stated,

“If we get caught they will just replace us with persons of the same cloth. So it doesn’t matter what you do, America is a Golden Calf and we will suck it dry, chop it up, and sell it off piece by piece until there is nothing left but the World’s biggest welfare state that we will create and control. Why? Because it’s god’s will and America is big enough to take the hit so we can do it again, again and again. This is what we do to countries that we hate. We destroy them very slowly and make them suffer for refusing to be our slaves.”

Dec 04 10:05

Muslims "Palestinians" Celebrating 9/11 (CNN and Fox) the fall of the twin towers on 911

Dec 04 07:48

Arrests in deadly firebombing of Palestinian home

Hussein Dawabsha believes it is this impunity that killed his daughter, son-in-law and grandson: “The Israeli government is the one who gave settlers a license to kill by giving them freedom to enter Palestinian villages.”

Dec 04 06:09

"Israel Is Everything We Want The Middle East To Look Like In The Future!" Marco Rubio

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This what you have in mind, Marco?

Dec 03 23:09

Mr. Trump Goes to Tel Aviv: The Donald Plans to Meet With Bibi ‘Very Soon’

The US Republican presidential frontrunner has announced his intentions to travel to Israel and meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“I love Israel, and Israel is our real strong supporter. I’m going to Israel, and I’ll be meeting with Bibi Netanyahu, who’s a great guy,” the presidential hopeful said, adding his dismay that the White House has been giving Bibi the cold shoulder of late.

Dec 03 20:14

Court Orders Netanyahu To Divulge Information About Relationship US Republican Mega-Donor Sheldon Adelson

Many believe that US Republican Mega-Donor Sheldon Adelson’s newspaper Israel Hayom, is being used as quasi-official mouth-piece of Netanyahu.

Dec 03 16:00

Reclaiming Palestine: How Israeli Media Misread the Intifada

Israeli commentators, Yaron Friedman, of “Ynet News” and Haviv Rettig Gur, of the “Times of Israel” are clueless about the driving force behind the Palestinian mobilization and collective struggle. In two recent articles, and with unmistakable conceit, they attempted to highlight what they perceive as the failure of the current Palestinian uprising, or “Intifada.”

Dec 03 15:03

Trump sticks with Mideast peace

Republican front-runner Donald Trump questioned Israel's commitment to the Mideast peace process while courting Jewish political activists on Thursday, drawing boos from some and opening a sharp new division with his party rivals on key foreign policy question for many Republican voters.

Dec 03 11:00

Israel failed to try perpetrators of settler violence: UN

A top UN official has voiced concerns over Israel's failure to bring to justice the culprits of an arson attack in late July that claimed the lives of three members of a Palestinian family.

Dec 03 10:47

CAUGHT ON CAMERA ~~ WHERE PALESTINIAN TEENS GET THE KNIVES TO STAB ISRAELIS

A video has emerged apparently showing an Israeli soldier dropping a knife on the ground and forcing a terrified Palestinian girl to pick it up before she is arrested.

The was video circulated widely in Palestinian media and on social networks on Tuesday, the same day that two more Palestinian teenagers were shot dead by Israeli occupation forces, who claimed that the youths had attempted to carry out stabbings.

Dec 02 21:32

FLASHBACK:The World's Foremost Terrorist - The US Government

I asked. "Why would a tough special ops soldier be crying? Loss of a fellow soldier, loss of a leg or limb, or God-forbid his genitals, or face unrecognizable anymore?"

Response: "Because of what they were sent to do, once they figured out what the real mission was."

I asked "Like what? What was enough to make the toughest US soldiers cry? Protecting the high and mighty Americans from the "terrorists"?

Response: "No, they were sent to be the terrorists and it is why they were sent that had them crying. Some of them were afraid that God would never forgive them, and, I think they might be right at times. There were some attacks on the US soldiers by people who do not want us there and some 'pay back' attacks after US forces had attacked them, but for the most part what I was being told about was the US conducting intimidation and terrorism operations against civilians. to get their oil and gas."

Dec 02 12:01

Cases of Soldiers' Abuse of Palestinian Detainees on the Rise

Since the violence began to escalate in Israel two months ago, there have been a number of incidents in which soldiers beat Palestinians after they were detained, and were already handcuffed and blindfolded. An Israel Defense Forces source confirmed that there has been an increase in the number of incidents of this type recently. The IDF has thus far investigated at least four cases in which soldiers are suspected of abusing Palestinian detainees.

Dec 02 09:22

Israel plans to export natural gas

Israel has plans to export its natural gas, Orit Farkash Hacohen, chairwoman of the Israeli Electricity Department of Public Utilities Authority, told on Monday.

"We know that Israel has huge gas reservoirs offshore. There are definitely plans to export gas," she said.

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Except that much of what Israel claims as their natural gas fields are inside waters claimed by Gaza and Lebanon!

Dec 02 09:02

The Nuremberg Principles

Can you smell the putrid aroma of bloody hypocrisy emanting from Foggy Bottom!

The main legal principles from the Nuremberg Trials were later declared general principles of international law by the United Nations: the “Nuremberg Principles.” With these principles, in 1950 the international community of nations demanded for the first time that crimes against international law should no longer go unpunished. From now on, no one should be above the law. The Nuremberg Trials and Nuremberg Principles thus laid the foundation for modern international criminal law.

Dec 02 07:56

NYT’s Rudoren says Mondoweiss critique of her recent article is ‘nuts’

Jodi Rudoren of the New York Times has responded directly to our sharp critique of her recent article about wine-making in Israel/Palestine. In an interview today with HuffPostLive, she called our post “nuts,” and dismissed our point about the Jewish National Fund, which is the major funder of the effort to recreate ancient wine. “They said that I didn’t talk about the JNF, the Jewish National Fund, that was responsible for the uprooting of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians,” she said. “Well, I didn’t. That’s background that’s not really relevant to the story ...

Dec 02 07:25

Broad coalition passes divestment call at San Jose State

Students at San Jose State University in California are demanding that their institution’s board of directors pull investments from companies that profit from violations of Palestinians’ rights.

Dec 01 19:32

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Dec 01 15:16

New Footage :Viral: show IDF Soldier Throws Knife Next to Palestinian Student and orders her to pick it up and prepared to murder her


New video. "Oblivious to the bus passenger capturing the events with his mobile device the IDF-Zionist soldier can be seen at the 1:30 mark throwing a what appears to be a knife on the ground and ordering the terrified girl to pick it up then getting prepared to shoot her but the soldier find out that someone in the bus was videotaping him as a witness and then arresting her and charging her with attempted stabbing".The girl (14 years old )was arrested and taken to an unknown location.The video Occurred at al-nashash checkpoint near Bethlehem.The young girl survived this experience thanks to the witness.
Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=75c_1449001183#qwOJROpzSSl966bp.99

Dec 01 14:44

Israel - Can You Believe Your Government Supports This?

The atrocities in Palestine brought to you by your wonderful government.

(Note: WARNING!! Very graphic (TRUTHFUL) images that I'm sure YouTube will quickly judge "anti-Semitic" and in violation of the Google "Zio-Community Standards")

Dec 01 13:01

Israeli court suspends case of Mohammed Abu Khdeir’s murderer

An Israeli court has suspended a trial against the main suspect in the last year kidnapping, beating, and burning to death of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir.

On Monday, the court accepted a late insanity plea by Yosef Haim Ben-David’s lawyers and set a new sentencing hearing for January 2016.

During the hearing, the court acknowledged that the 31-year-old Israeli had committed the violent crimes but could not be presently convicted due to his mental state.

The court; however, found two other Israeli youths guilty of the horrific murder and announced that they would both be sentenced in mid-January.

Dec 01 10:35

Israel confiscates ICRC tents from Palestinians in Jordan Valley

Israeli authorities on Monday confiscated 10 tents donated to Palestinians in the Jordan Valley by the International Committee of the Red Cross, Israeli rights group B'Tselem said.

"This morning, Nov. 30, 2015, Civil Administration and military personnel arrived at al-Hadidiya in the northern Jordan Valley and confiscated ten tents donated to residents by the ICRC and the local council, after the Israeli authorities demolished their homes last week," the group said.

"The families are without shelter at the moment."

Four of the tents served as housing for the 19 Palestinian villagers, including six children, while a further six were reserved in case of future demolitions.

Dec 01 09:11

Why has UN rebuilt just one house in Gaza?

In the whole period since Israel’s lethal and devastating summer 2014 attack on Gaza, the United Nations has provided assistance to just one family to rebuild its totally destroyed home.

Dec 01 09:10

Hammouri: Israel plans to expel 120 thousand Jerusalimtes

Ziyad Hammouri, director and a founder of the Jerusalem Center for Social & Economic Rights, warned of the repercussions of the Israeli resolution of withdrawing residency from Jerusalemites and described the decision as "ethnic cleansing".

Israeli media said Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is deliberating on whether to withdraw residencies from more than 80,000 Jerusalemites residing behind the Israeli Separation Wall.

Dec 01 07:54

Israel fans flames as Palestinian death toll soars

While Israel’s military leaders say there is no end in sight to the current wave of violence, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is fanning the flames as the army moves to destroy more homes belonging to families of Palestinians slain during alleged attacks on Israelis.

Palestinians called for a “day of rage” after Israeli forces shot dead 17-year-old Ayman Samih al-Abbasi in the Silwan neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem on Sunday.

Israel claimed that the youth was hit after protesters threw firebombs at Israeli soldiers, but Palestinians said that the area was quiet before the boy was slain, and that confrontations only erupted afterwards.

Dec 01 07:53

Dad fears Israelis who burned teenage son to death may escape punishment

Two Israeli minors were found guilty on Monday of the kidnapping and burning to death of Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Khudair in occupied East Jerusalem in July 2014.

But the victim’s family fears that the killers will yet escape any real punishment.

A ruling on the third suspect and alleged ringleader has been delayed.

The panel of three Israeli judges agreed that Yosef Haim Ben David, 31, carried out the killing, but are delaying their final ruling until January to reconsider a last-minute insanity plea.

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Three Israelis went insane at the exact same time? Suuuuuuuuuuuuuure!

Dec 01 05:03

Mixed verdict by Israeli court in burning alive of Palestinian teen

A Jerusalem court found two Israelis guilty Monday of the burning alive of a Palestinian teen...The third defendant, a 31-year-old Israeli settler viewed as the ringleader, was found to have committed the crime, but the court held off on convicting him...Abu Khdeir's father denounced the delay in the verdict and called for the trio's houses to be demolished, as Israel does for Palestinian attackers.
Note: Can you even imagine being burned alive? and we support Israel!

Dec 01 00:06

Iranian Supreme Leader Sends Crucial Message to World Audience on Terrorism

People at zerohedge are questioning the authenticity of this letter.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-11-29/irans-ayatollah-pens-letter-w...

For those of a cynical persuasion, it’s difficult to ignore the similarities between Islamic State’s brand of puritanical Islam and Saudi Arabia’s propagation of Wahhabism. Put simply, indoctrinating the masses with an ultra orthodox ideal that breeds intolerance sows the seeds of extremism and on that score, Riyadh and Raqqa are really no different.

To the Youth in Western Countries,

The bitter events brought about by blind terrorism in France have once again, moved me to speak to you young people. For me, it is unfortunate that such incidents would have to create the framework for a conversation, however the truth is that if painful matters do not create the grounds for finding solutions and mutual consultation, then the damage caused will be multiplied.

Nov 30 12:16

Israel defies International Law by Holding Bodies of Slain Palestinians, Executed in Cold Blood

“I want the body of my son to be returned so I can bury him with dignity,” she said, with tears flowing down her face. “I want to hug and kiss my baby, who was stolen from me by the human monsters.”

Nov 30 12:15

Israel acting like a child ... again.

Nov 30 11:43

EXAMPLES OF HATE SPEECH BY ISRAEL AGAINST PALESTINE

1. "There is a huge gap between us (Jews) and our enemies, not just in ability but in morality, culture, sanctity of life, and conscience. They are our neighbors here, but it seems as if at a distance of a few hundred meters away, there are people who do not belong to our continent, to our world, but actually belong to a different galaxy." Israeli president Moshe Katsav. The Jerusalem Post, May 10, 2001

2. "The Palestinians are like crocodiles, the more you give them meat, they want more".... Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel at the time - August 28, 2000. Reported in the Jerusalem Post August 30, 2000

3. " [The Palestinians are] beasts walking on two legs." Menahim Begin, speech to the Knesset, quoted in Amnon Kapeliouk, "Begin and the Beasts". New Statesman, 25 June 1982.

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Nov 30 07:19

Labeling row fallout: Israel suspends contacts with EU in Palestinian peace process

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the Foreign Ministry to suspend contacts with the EU over the Israel-Palestinian peace process because of the bloc’s decision to label goods produced in Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

Nov 30 07:18

Two Jewish Teenagers Found Guilty of Murdering Palestinian, 16

Two Jewish teenagers were found guilty of murder by an Israeli court on Monday for their role in the kidnapping and killing of Muhammad Abu Khdeir, a Palestinian 16-year-old who was bludgeoned and burned to death in a Jerusalem forest in July 2014.
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The episode enraged Palestinians and shocked Israelis, and it contributed to a spiral of violence that culminated in that summer’s 50-day war in Gaza.

Nov 30 07:17

'Blessings of Israel': Settlers find new ways to label products after E.U. decision

“I believe the best way to fight the decision is to show that we have people who love Israel, they read the Bible and they know this is our homeland,” Berg said, as he described the e-commerce initiative, called “Blessings of Israel.”

“We are proud of where we are located and if you want us to label our products, we will and we will tell you the story of every product, every factory, where it is located and how it came about and what our connection is to the land of Israel,” he said.

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Except, of course, he is not in Israel.

Nov 29 21:23

Iranian Supreme Leader Sends Crucial Message to World Audience on Terrorism

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei released an important message to the world youth on global terrorism, including the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.
Here is the full text of the letter:
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

To the Youth in Western Countries,
Today, there are very few people who are uninformed about the role of the United States of America in creating, nurturing and arming al-Qaeda, the Taliban and their inauspicious successors. Besides this direct support, the overt and well-known supporters of takfiri terrorism- despite having the most backward political systems- are standing arrayed as allies of the west while the most pioneering, brightest and most dynamic democrats in the region are suppressed mercilessly.
The other side of these contradictory policies is seen in supporting the state terrorism of Israel.

Nov 29 19:16

Israel To Coordinate With Google, YouTube, To Censor Palestinian Videos Of Conflict

Israeli daily Maariv said Hotovely will be working with Google and YouTube officials in a joint mechanism that will be in charge of “monitoring and preventing” any publication of materials deemed by Tel Aviv to be “inflammatory.” Hotovely announced in a Hebrew-only press release that she met with YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, and Google’s Director of Public Policy, Jennifer Oztzistzki, at Google’s Silicon Valley Offices.

Nov 29 16:14

Slingshots & Stones: Palestinians clash with IDF in Bethlehem

Violent clashes broke out between dozens of Palestinian youths and Israeli forces in Bethlehem near the Bilal mosque.

Nov 29 12:36

Politics of instigation: How Israel deliberately initiates ethnic cleansing of Palestinians

The psychological instigation is worse. Trying to disrupt the collective identity of the Palestinians , the mutilation of the developmental milestone of the psyche with humiliation, the detainment of young Palestine children, watching your ancestral home being smashed to the ground for Jewish settlements to seep in, the censorship of right of speech, the inhibition of basic right to movement etc.

Nov 29 09:37

Israel continues media crackdown, closes third Palestinian radio station this month

Israeli forces issued an order for the closure of a Hebron radio station on Sunday morning, the third news outlet to be shut by Israel this month in the occupied West Bank city.

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Nov 29 08:40

Kyrie Eleison - Gaza 2014

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Reposted in response to Netanhayu's claim that Israel does not target civilians.

Nov 29 08:34

Can You Believe Your Government Supports This?

Nov 28 18:57

Video: ‘I killed for you, with these hands!’ cries Israeli veteran with PTSD

All there is to say about this video posted by a friend is, Watch it. A former Israeli soldier named Ido Gal Razon who was a hero of an Israeli operation in Gaza eight years ago called “Clear as Wine” testifies before a parliamentary committee about his PTSD. “I killed for you, with these hands. You say terrorists with blood on their hands? I killed more than 40 people for you. .. “[At night] he comes to me and says, ‘Why did you kill me?’… “

Nov 28 15:21

Reign of “absurdiocy”: Terrorism and the Western and Israeli responses

Uri Avnery looks at how terrorism, most recently the “Islamic State” attacks in Paris and the lockdown in Brussels, has fed the opportunism of Israeli politicians and exposed the ignorance, incompetence and bankruptcy of Western leaders.

Nov 28 14:10

Islamic State, the lack of self-reflection, and moral disintegration

Rich Forer says as long as Western societies refuse to look into the root causes of despair and anger, fear and discrimination, they will continue to sow the seeds for more violence and self-destruction, as exemplified by Islamic State.

Nov 28 12:28

STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH ~~ ‘ISRAEL COULD BECOME AN APARTHEID STATE’

It already is one …. but the following is a good warning nevertheless

South Africa’s last white president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Frederik Willem de Klerk urges Israelis not to follow the same path as his own country, because that could would lead to the abyss.

Nov 27 14:49

Funeral of Palestinian Youth Killed by Israeli Troops in West Bank [PHOTOS]

Mourners carried the bodies of Palestinian Yahya Taha, 21, who was killed by Israeli forces on Thursday, during his funeral in the West Bank village of Qattana, near Ramallah.

Nov 27 12:42

101 Palestinians killed in clashes with Israel since Oct. 1: Officials

The Palestinian Ministry of Health said on Thursday that 101 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli army and security forces since clashes with Israel began on Oct. 1.

Twenty-two children and four women were among the 101 Palestinians killed in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, the ministry said in a statement.

More than 4,000 Palestinians were injured in the clashes, which also resulted in the death of 19 Israelis, who were stabbed, shot or run over by vehicles.

Nov 27 12:41

Israel wants Google, YouTube to censor Palestinian videos

Israel’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Tzipi Hotovely has met with representatives of Google and YouTube to discuss ways to ‘cooperate’ in what she calls the ‘fight’ against ‘inciting violence’ and ‘terrorism.’

Nov 27 12:40

Israeli Journalists Slam Netanyahu over Closure of Arabic Media Outlets

The government shut down two Arabic-language outlets last week, leaving nearly 30 journalists jobless. The Union of Israeli Journalists: ‘Shutting down media outlets is nearly unheard of in democratic regimes.’

Nov 27 12:19

Co-op Bank closes Palestine Solidarity Campaign accounts

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) has filed a lawsuit against the Co-operative Bank after the financial institution closed its accounts without warning last month.

Nov 27 10:16

'No country can stand up to Israel Air Force's firepower'

In any conflict, the F-15 fighter jets that operate out of Tel Nof would seek to take off several times a day and shoulder their burden in the air force’s goal of firing thousands of precision- guided bombs at enemy targets a day, every day.

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Israel's air power. US made F-15s, paid for by US taxpayers!

Nov 27 10:15

Greece Supports Creation of Palestinian State

Athens supports the idea of independent Palestinian state, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Thursday.

Nov 27 07:06

Google Will Censor Videos Inciting Palestinian Violence

We must not permit this Israeli government to blame anyone but itself for the hatred and violence which it spawns among Palestinians. Google doesn’t cause murder. Israel does.

Nov 27 06:53

Insanity Unbound: Infowars Characterizes "Dancing Israelis" Arrested in New Jersey on 9/11/01 as Arab MUSLIMS

I've had about enough of this propaganda of "Muslims cheering for 9/11." It has gotten to the level of insane propaganda. Infowars.com was giddy after Donald Trump tweeted one of their articles, which was not even original Infowars content, but rather a re-post from Bizpac Review titled 'I Live In Jersey And Trump Is Right: Muslims DID Celebrate On 9/11 In NJ - We Saw It!' The author uses a quote from a Sept. 18, 2001 Washington Post article to verify her claims. However, the interesting thing is that the Washington Post picked up on this and has posted their own extremely thorough and lengthy rebuttal of the author's claims. Since the Post's own story was used as alleged 'proof' of the Muslims cheering, they took quite a bit of time and detail to debunk the myth that "thousands of Muslims were cheering."

Nov 27 06:41

Netanyahu responsible for executions of children, rights group says

According to the Palestinian rights group Addameer, Israel was holding 6,700 Palestinian political prisoners in October, including 320 children.

Nov 26 18:07

From Zundel to Topham: Zionist theatre

The trials of Arthur Topham, Canadian journalist and publisher of Radical Press, for "hate crime" (2007) and "hate propaganda" (2012) under new Criminal Code “Hate Propaganda” legislation, have resulted in exactly the opposite of what the prosecution, B'Nai Brith, wanted. Instead of quietly muzzling the gadfly critic, the result has been the highlighting of past Jewish hate crimes, and the increasing control by Zionist groups of Canadian politics to promote Israel and censor anti-Zionist criticism.

Nov 26 10:12

KERRY’S LATEST EXERCISE IN FUTILITY

During his meeting with Netanyahu in West Jerusalem, Kerry, probably out of naivety, asked the Israeli premier if there was still any possibility Israel could temporarily freeze the unrelenting settlement expansion in the West Bank.

Netanyahu’s reply came soon. “No, there will be no settlement freeze.”!!

Nov 26 08:26

Netanyahu Demands International Endorsement of Settlement Expansion

Meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not only ruled out a new settlement freeze as a condition of resuming peace talks, but demanded the international community formally endorse all future expansions of the settlements in the occupied West Bank.

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Nov 26 07:28

Israel-funded group slams US labor federation for backing Palestinian rights

Solidarity activists are urging support for a US labor federation facing a backlash from a group closely tied to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over its support for Palestinian rights.

In October, the Connecticut branch of the AFL-CIO passed a resolution calling on the national labor federation to back key elements of the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) on Israel.

AFL-CIO is the largest US labor federation, counting dozens of unions with a combined membership of almost 13 million workers as its affiliates – 200,000 of them in Connecticut.

Now they’re in the sights of the Israeli-government funded, anti-Palestinian and Islamophobic organization StandWithUs.

Nov 26 07:28

Netanyahu responsible for executions of children, rights group says

The human rights group B’Tselem excoriated Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, stating that he is responsible for “the transformation of police officers, and even of armed civilians, into judges and executioners” who slay Palestinians suspected of armed attacks in the streets.

“Your silence in the face of Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan’s saying that ‘every terrorist should know that he will not survive the attack he is about to perpetrate’ is tantamount to consent to this unlawful policy,” B’Tselem said, addressing the Israeli prime minister.

The Israeli rights group said the policy amounts to a de facto death sentence, even though capital punishment is banned in the country.

Nov 26 07:27

Brussels terror expert has applauded Israel’s atrocities

These are busy days for the Brussels-based “terrorism expert” Claude Moniquet. Ever since it emerged that a few men from Belgium took part in the recent attacks on Paris, his “analysis” has been much in demand by the media.

Any time I have seen Moniquet on TV lately, he has always been given softball treatment by his interviewers. As a result, he is presented as an earnest figure, who has amassed considerable knowledge on extremism both through his past career with the French external intelligence agency and his subsequent research. Viewers are never told that this “terrorism expert” has applauded atrocities perpetrated by Israel.

In 2004, Moniquet described Israel’s assassination of Ahmed Yassin, a founding member of Hamas, as “good news.” Yassin was 66-years-old and paralyzed from the waist down.

Seven other Palestinians were killed in the Hellfire missile attack on Yassin. According to Amnesty International, Israel’s actions violated international law.

Nov 26 07:26

Israel meets with Google and YouTube to discuss censoring Palestinian videos

Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely has met with representatives of YouTube and Google to discuss ways to cooperate in what she calls the fight against “inciting violence and terrorism”.

Israel’s Maariv newspaper reported yesterday that Hotovely agreed to work with Google and YouTube in order to establish a joint working mechanism to monitor and prevent the publication of “inflammatory material” originating in the Palestinian territories.

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"Just because we are stealing their land, destroying their homes, and killing their children is no reason to let them complain about it to the world!!!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Nov 25 18:34

There be Real Holocausts and False Holocausts and Far too many Moral Cowards.

In a time of the greatest media saturation ever and in a time when 96% of the media is in the hands of six corporations that are all Zionist, Jewish owned, it stands to reason that fabricated lies are the order of the day and the truth lies beaten, bleeding and alone in a dark alley. It has gotten to the point that you can assume that most everything you hear from these sources are lies, designed to support their world domination agenda. The common mind is relentlessly seduced day after day and official terms of definition are given to all of the members of the small minority, who refute the lies that are being told. Anytime someone stands up and expresses what is OBSERVABLY true, they are slandered by the status quo and called 'truthers' or anti-Semites, or something else. As for being anti Semitic. The people applying this term are not Semitic to begin with. They are AshKeNAZI Khazars.

Nov 25 15:25

Islamic State terror causes Church leader to question God's existence

Stuart Littlewood comments on the contradiction of  Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby claiming despair at God’s failure to help the distressed, while he himself has shown a marked lack of concern for the persecution of the Christians of Gaza and Bethlehem by Israel.

Nov 25 13:31

Co-op Bank closes Palestine Solidarity Campaign accounts

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) has filed a lawsuit against the Co-operative Bank after the financial institution closed its accounts without warning last month.

Nov 25 08:53

Did NATO Just Attack Russia, Or Was It Climate Change’s Fault?

I began this morning reporting on Britain’s next king saying climate change is partly responsible for Syria’s civil war, and his blaming the refugee crisis and civil war there on drought. In an exclusive interview with Sky News, Prince Charles waxes profoundly over the lost Copenhagen climate accord in 2009, and on far reaching strategies you probably never even dreamed of. Then the news came a Russian SU24 fighter/bomber had been shot down by Turkey, and the world turned over. As I type this Twitter, Facebook, and the digital media stream is inundated with a foreign policy horror story. All I can see is Vladimir Putin’s face as Jordan’s king spoke with him, and images of Mr. Obama’s “moderates” machine gunning a pilot before his parachute set down. I wonder if the bad climate will be the cause of World War III?

Nov 25 08:04

Palestinian poet sentenced to death by Saudi court

A Saudi court has sentenced to death the Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh, convicted of several blasphemy-related crimes.

Nov 25 07:44

Why Salaita settlement is a victory for Palestine solidarity movement

If a university could get away with firing someone like him on the basis of tweets criticizing the policies of a foreign government, what does it means for the junior scholar weighing whether to sign a divestment petition? Or the student thinking of organizing a demonstration?

It became clear to us at the Center for Constitutional Rights that this was a line in the sand case that required a strong response.

Nov 25 07:43

Why won’t Israel allow autopsy on youth killed by police?

A refusal by the Israeli police to allow an autopsy on a young Palestinian killed by its officers indicates a cover-up.

Nov 25 07:01

ISIS terror causes Church leader to question God's existence

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, leader of the Church of England and head of the worldwide Anglican Communion, said last weekend after talking to God that he doubted His existence.

Nov 24 12:32

Co-operative Bank close Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s account

Last month, PSC’s account was closed by the Co-operative Bank which cited “the Bank’s risk appetite” for the closure and has refused to elaborate further.

Another 20[i] organisations working for Palestine – including a number of PSC branches – have also had their accounts closed or denied.

PSC and its legal team believe the decision is discriminatory and contravenes the Equality Act 2010. PSC has today initiated legal proceedings against the Bank.

ITN solicitors, acting on behalf of PSC, state the Co-operative Bank’s “failure to provide any reasons for the closure of PSC’s account, which has been compounded by your failure to provide appropriate disclosure, leads to the conclusion that the decision to close the account is based on:

Our client’s cogent belief in Palestinian rights, including the right to self-determination and the right of return, and to oppose Israel’s occupation and violations of international law.

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The fastest way to bring down a dictatorship is to force them to act like one where everybody can see it!

Nov 24 10:04

STAR OF GOLIATH ~~ RE-MIXED VIDEO

This song cycle with images encapsulates modern Holy Land history and imperial machinations, with attention to varying Jewish and Palestinian views on Israel and the struggle for Palestinian survival and sovereignty. The piece was produced in 2005, the visuals re-mixed in 2015.

Nov 24 08:45

Protesters stage citizen’s arrest of Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely at West Coast Ha’aretz conference

Bay Area activists pulled off an awesome action yesterday at Ha’aretz’s Zionism 3.0: Israel’s Place in Tomorrow’s World conference in Palo Alto, California. As Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely was introduced and stepped up to the podium a clear voice rang out:

“Tzipi Hotovely this is a citizens’ arrest! We charge you with inciting colonial violence”

Nov 24 08:44

Prominent Israeli settler runs over 16-year-old girl, then shoots her dead

A prominent Israeli settler ran over a 16-year-old Palestinian girl and then shot her dead [on Sunday], saying that he believed she intended to carry out a stabbing attack at Huwarra checkpoint in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus, Israeli media reported. The Palestinian military liaison office identified the teenager as Ashraqat Taha Ahmad Qatanani from Nablus, and said they had notified her family of their daughter’s death. Israeli news site Ynet identified the man who ran over and shot Qatanani as Gershon Mesika, the former head of the “Samaria regional council,” which represents Israel’s illegal settlements in the northern West Bank. After running the girl over with his car and landing in a ditch, Mesika reportedly got out of his car and opened fire on the girl, alongside Israeli forces who also opened fire, Israeli media reported.

Nov 24 08:23

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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Nov 23 22:13

CrossTalk: Talking Syria and the Remaking of the Middle East

Join host Peter LaVelle for an amazing talk about the future of the Middle East

After a series of horrific terrorist attacks, a truly global coalition to fight and destroy ISIS is in the making. At the same time Washington continues to ignore those who are really doing the fighting, particularly Russia. Are arrogance and false pride the real barriers to peace in Syria?

CrossTalking with Pepe Escobar, Richard Murphy and Mark Bruzonsky.

Nov 23 22:04

Manufacturing a phony “caliphate”

"This thing is largely smoke and mirrors: manufacturing a phony “caliphate” out of nothing but a misfit band of thugs collected from many disparate countries—all wearing matching black outfits and masks (so that you can’t identify ethnicity), driving identical shiny Toyota trucks by the hundreds, flying identical mass-produced flags and sporting slick logos—supplied by whom?"

"When has a genuine grassroots rebellion ever looked like this? These guys are well-funded by sophisticated backers. And those backers are no friends of the Muslim world.

Nov 23 15:19

Reports: IAF jets strike in Syria, Gaza

Local reports in Syria indicated late Monday night that Israeli jets had struck several targets affiliated with Hezbollah and the Syrian Army not far from the country's border with Israel.

Just minutes before the strikes in Syria, the IDF confirmed that Israel had also attacked targets affiliated with Hamas in the center of the Gaza Strip.

Nov 23 14:31

UCSC student gov't votes to divest from Israel

he Student Assembly at the UC Santa Cruz voted last week to divest from five companies that students say are complicit in human rights violations.

Hewlett Packard, General Electric, Caterpillar, Lockheed Martin and Elbit were all companies listed in the divestment resolution.

Nov 23 11:07

‘War on terror’ made us unsafe

Today it’s not enough to mourn Paris or Beirut’s victims. We must also remember the estimated 1.3 million people who were banished directly and indirectly by the deviated “war on terrorism.” For the Zioncons’ conceived war has offered more than 1.3m reasons to recruit terrorists.

Nov 23 09:15

Bennett: "Anyone who lifts a hand against Israel must die."My pictorial response

The fact that control of the American corporate media is dominated by News Jews like Stu Schwartz, Ben Sherwood, Michael Bloomberg, Lesslie Moonvie, and Jeff Zuker almost guarantees that you have never heard of Fadi Hoosh, a 22-yo Palestinian man who was torched and burnt to a crisp this week in the garbage dump of Kafr Kanna in the West Bank by Israeli settlers.

Nov 23 08:11

US anthropologists back Israel boycott in landslide vote

Members of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) have overwhelmingly endorsed a resolution backing the Palestinian call for the boycott of Israeli academic institutions.

Nov 23 08:10

Why is Palestine absent from debate about campus suppression?

We can certainly find legitimate problems with campus activism, even around conventions of speech, but improving activism isn’t the goal of today’s perturbed commentators.

They desire to maintain their authority and to do the real work for which they’re lavishly paid: discredit any radicalism as a looming threat to the American ideal – in other words, to make sure that unacknowledged structures of power remain intact.

Nov 23 04:00

Upcoming Third Intifada will Alienate Israel Psychologically and Economically

The Third Intifada whose essence would be ” smart resistance ” ( isolation of Israel economically through the non-violent methods). Third intifada would be a collective participation of the world along with the Palestinian, to terminate the oppressive characteristic essence of Zionism.

Nov 22 09:44

Israeli settlers burn young Palestinian to death

A young Palestinian man has reportedly been burned to death after a group of illegal Israeli settlers mercilessly beat him and then set fire to his car in the northern part of the occupied Palestinian territories.

The charred body of the 22-year-old Palestinian man, identified as Fadi Hoosh, was found inside a car in the garbage dump of Kafr Kanna town, which lies in the northern Israeli region of Galilee, on Friday, the Hebrew-language Yedioth Ahronoth daily newspaper reported.

Palestinian witnesses said they saw a number of Israeli settlers attacking the Palestinian youth and forcing him into a car before setting it ablaze.

Nov 22 04:44

Strangling the Palestinian Economy

Israel has exploited the Palestinian economy — directly and through its illegal settlement enterprise — since its occupation began. It has confiscated Palestinian land and property for settlement construction and agriculture; seized water resources (the more than 600,000 settlers now use six times as much water as the 2.6 million West Bank Palestinians); taken over tourist sites; and exploited Palestinian quarries, mines, the Dead Sea, and other non-renewable natural resources.

Nov 21 09:59

‘Je Suis Netanyahu’: Again, BBC Caves To Israeli Pressure To Rewrite Headline

Imagine if Russia, or any other country was caught trying to run a media racketeering scam like this. The western media would be awash with righteous indignation. But when Israel does it? Not even a mention anywhere in the press. So it should come as no surprise how Israel has been able to get away with running a brutal, racist apartheid state for long.

What’s even more ridiculous is the meme we hear so often – that “Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East” (no if you are Palestinian, and not if you are western press).

Nov 21 09:19

FLASHBACK 2008 - Israel funding Hamas, Olmert admits

The office of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert admitted on Wednesday that it is allowing the transfer of hundreds of millions of shekels to the Hamas government in the Gaza Strip every month.

Most of the funds enter Gaza in currency exchanges for the dollars and euros Hamas smuggles into the territory following fund-raising trips to Iran and other supportive Middle East regimes.

In a letter to the Prime Minister's Office earlier in the week, the Shurat Hadin Israel Law Center warned that the government was actively aiding the perpetuation of Hamas rule in Gaza, despite its own stated policies.

Nov 21 08:32

Israeli army closes Palestinian radio station in Hebron

A West Bank-based Palestinian radio station has been shut down for six months on charges of incitement by order of Israeli authorities, according to radio officials.

Israeli soldiers raided Radio Hebron, located in the Palestinian-controlled area of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and handed radio officials a military order closing down the station for six months.

Amjad Shawar, director of the radio station, said soldiers raided his station in the early hours, seized transmission equipment and ransacked the offices before handing him the closure order on charges of incitement to violence.

Nov 21 08:09

Hillary Clinton equates ISIS and Hamas

The argument that the U.S. and the west are finally undertaking the war Israel has been fighting for years is of course a major theme of pro-Israel commentary post Paris. Militant Israeli policies re Palestinian resistance are being offered as a role model to the west; and the Palestinian political party Hamas is being put on the same plane as ISIS– a longstanding propaganda claim of the Israeli prime minister, or as long as ISIS has been in the news.

Hillary Clinton echoed that point in her Council on Foreign Relations speech yesterday:

In September I laid out a comprehensive plan to counter Iranian influence across the region and its support for terrorist proxies such as Hezbollah and Hamas. We cannot view Iran and ISIS as separate challenges. Regional politics are too interwoven. Raising the confidence of our Arab partners and raising the costs to Iran for bad behavior will contribute to a more effective fight against ISIS.

Nov 20 16:35

ISIS Declares War On Palestine, Kills Top Hamas Commander

The Islamic State (ISIS) seems to want war with everyone, everywhere as militants announced they have assassinated a top Hamas commander by blowing up his car. They went on to declare war on Palestine and threaten genocide against the Palestinian people.

Nov 20 10:45

A Spanish Judge Just Issued an Arrest Warrant for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

In a move that is not being widely publicized in the Western media and which Israel claims is a “provocation,” a Spanish judge has just issued an arrest warrant in connection with Israel’s 2010 Gaza flotilla raid of the MV Mavi Marmara, otherwise known as the Mavi Marmara Massacre, that left nine human rights activists, including an American citizen, dead.

This flotilla raid is still being reported as a “gun battle,” and authorities claim members of the Muslim Brotherhood were among the activists, but a gun battle only works when both sides have guns.

Nov 20 07:40

Israel to expel Palestinians from Jerusalem for “disloyalty”

Israel is moving to revoke the residency of four Palestinian residents of occupied East Jerusalem for alleged disloyalty to the state.

The four young men were accused of stone-throwing and armed attacks.

Nov 20 07:39

How Israel pressures BBC into changing headlines

In a rare burst of reporting on an Israeli atrocity, the BBC ran an article on its website headlined: “Israelis shoot dead Palestinian in Hebron hospital raid.”

It was a straightforward headline which summed up the story. But later in the day, a different headline appeared above the report, reading: “Israelis in disguise raid Hebron hospital, seizing suspect.”

As is standard practice for the BBC, the amendment was not noted at the bottom of the page, so newcomers to the story would not have known the headline had been altered.

It was spotted, however, by the watchdog Media Lens, which posted a screengrab of the two headlines on its Facebook page, asking: “What happened? Pro-Israeli flak? Bending to pro-Israeli pressure?”

Nov 20 07:38

Israeli revenge demolitions leave 2 dead, dozens homeless

Israeli occupation forces wrought death, injury and destruction this week as they carried out revenge demolitions of Palestinian homes and fired on protesters.

More than 85 Palestinians have been killed in escalated violence since 1 October, dozens in what human rights organizations and international monitors have condemned as summary executions.

Nov 20 07:38

POLLARD FREED ~~ BUT WHERE IS THE JUSTICE?

After 10,956 days behind bars in the US, convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard left his prison in North Carolina in the early hours of Friday morning.

“The people of Israel welcome Jonathan Pollard’s release,” said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a statement released shortly after the news broke.

The ENTIRE nation of Palestine remains incarcerated for over 67 years for crimes not committed….

WHERE IS THE JUSTICE?

Nov 20 07:34

No World Solidarity for Palestinian Victims of Israeli State Terrorism

For decades they’ve suffered in silence. The world community turns a blind eye and deaf ear to their misery, victims of Israeli viciousness, now in plain sight to see, ignoring what demands accountability, an end to Israel’s free pass to commit high crimes with impunity.

Nov 20 07:18

Wall Street Journal Publishes Israel's Leading Stone-Cold Arab-Killer

Let’s not sweat the small stuff here (not that homophobia is small stuff) when we’re talking about Israeli ministers who support Arab-murder and genocide publishing their bon mots in the Wall Street Journal

Nov 19 19:07

How Israel pressures BBC into changing headlines

In the early hours of 12 November, approximately two dozen Israeli gunmen, one disguised as a pregnant Palestinian woman, others wearing fake beards, invaded a hospital in Hebron and gunned down a 28-year-old man in cold blood

Nov 19 15:56

Chutzpah! Netanyahu Equates Heroic Palestinian Resistance to ISIS Terrorism

demanding sympathy for their atrocities!

Snip: “Nowhere is a people under occupation held responsible for the safety and protection of its occupiers, and nowhere else is a ruthless occupier presenting itself as the victim and justifying its atrocities as self-defense.”

Nov 19 14:51

Israel divides the Jews

Lawrence Davidson shows how Israel’s racist, expansionist and criminal policies are dividing American Jews, most recently prompting the leader of US Reform Jewry to denounce its treatment of minorities and the Judaisation of secular law.

Nov 19 14:01

FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH IN PARIS AND THE UGLY TRUTH OF STATE TERROR

Mass murder, as that which just occurred in Paris, is always distressing, but that does not mean we should stop thinking.

Isn’t it rather remarkable that President Hollande, immediately after the event, declared ISIS responsible? How did he know that? And if he was aware of a serious threat from ISIS, why did he not take serious measures in advance?

Nov 19 13:59

Not guilty. The Israeli captain who emptied his rifle into a Palestinian schoolgirl

An Israeli army officer who fired the entire magazine of his automatic rifle into a 13-year-old Palestinian girl and then said he would have done the same even if she had been three years old was acquitted on all charges by a military court yesterday.

Nov 19 09:58

PALESTINIAN VIEWS ON THE PARIS ATROCITIES

The manufactured hysteria about the bombing in Paris will expand weapons
manufacturing and sales around western countries. Arms manufacturer stocks are already booming and the Zionists and neoconservatives who own and run these companies will get even richer. Liberty and democracy will suffer as new freedom-restricting laws are passed using manufactured fear (like in the US after September 11, 2001). Politicians like Netanyahu and Holland enjoy this and consolidate their grip on power. Common people pay the price. Israeli authorities took the opportunity of this manufactured mass hysteria to ban the moderate Islamic movement and to jail its popular leader Raed Salah (a most kind and gentle person). Seventeen civil society organizations working on areas ranging from health to empowerment to education were closed by the apartheid regime.

Nov 19 08:59

University of Liverpool students vote for BDS

Students at the University of Liverpool have voted to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, in a significant victory for Palestinian solidarity campaigners.

The motion commits the Liverpool Guild of Students to, among other things, advocate divestment from companies complicit in the Israeli occupation, and to lobby the university to similarly divest. The motion also mandates the Guild to stop stocking Israeli products.

Nov 19 07:36

Video: “I support the cultural boycott of Israel”

Nov 19 07:35

Video: Israeli soldiers arrest young child


The soldiers detained the boy and then effectively used him as a hostage and human shield, Ajarma said.

Nov 18 19:12

Israel Divides the Jews - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

The leader of the largest Jewish group in North America has criticized Israel’s policies toward Palestinians as “misguided.”

Nov 18 15:34

Flashback: Did Money Seal Israeli-Saudi Alliance?

According to a source briefed by U.S. intelligence analysts, the Saudis have given Israel at least $16 billion over the past 2 ½ years, funneling the money through a third-country Arab state and into an Israeli “development” account in Europe to help finance infrastructure inside Israel. The source first called the account “a Netanyahu slush fund,” but later refined that characterization, saying the money was used for public projects such as building settlements in the West Bank.

In other words, according to this information, the Saudis concluded that if you can’t beat the Israel Lobby, try buying it. And, if that is the case, the Saudis have found their behind-the-scenes collaboration with Israel extremely valuable. Netanyahu has played a key role in lining up the U.S. Congress to fight an international agreement to resolve a long-running dispute over Iran’s nuclear program.

Nov 18 14:41

Some popular fallacies about Islamism

Magdi Abdelhadi debunks some of the common misconceptions about Islam and Islamism, and spells out the essential steps that must be taken if the pernicious ideology that drives the likes of Al-Qaeda and Islamic State is to be defeated.

Nov 18 12:57

Netanyahu hints at possible annexations in West Bank

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday hinted at the possibility of an Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank.

“There’s all sorts of unilateral moves and sorts of directions. Wait and see. And they’re not necessarily in the direction that people think,” he said, refusing to elaborate.

Nov 18 09:49

Banging your heart against some mad bugger’s wall*

The truth is that all Israelis are colonizers, settlers, and occupiers and, unless they oppose it in no uncertain terms, they are enforcers of a racist, apartheid regime. So the short answer is, yes, all Israelis are settlers, regardless of whether they live in Tel-Aviv or Jerusalem, or Ma’ale Edomim or Kiryat Arba. All of Israel is occupied Palestine and the myth that the occupation of Palestine began in 1967 needs to be buried for good. .... Miko Peled

Nov 18 07:49

Top Israeli officials face arrest in Spain, South Africa

Over the last week 11 Israeli officials have had international arrest warrants against them circulated for their role in the deadly raid on a Turkish ship that was part of the Freedom Flotilla en route to Gaza in May 2010.

On Friday Spanish media outlets began reporting that a court in that country had found Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and six other senior Israeli officials liable for prosecution for crimes against humanity for their role in the 2010 raid on the Mavi Marmara.

Nine passengers were immediately killed by Israeli troops. A 10th victim died from his wounds in May 2014.

And on Tuesday, South African police agreed to start circulating Turkish arrest warrants against four former Israeli military commanders for their role in the massacre.

In May 2010, Israel violently raided the Turkish-owned vessel that was part of the flotilla sailing in international waters on its way to break the siege on Gaza.

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Spain is about to get hit with a "terror" attack!

Nov 18 07:48

Palestinians in Israel fear Jewish extremists

Most Palestinian citizens of Israel fear attacks by Jewish extremists, according to a new survey.

The poll by the Haifa-based research center Mada al-Carmel indicates a climate of fear faced by the Palestinian minority in present-day Israel. Of its 307 respondents, 72 percent reported a moderate or high fear of violence by Jewish extremists against Palestinian towns in Israel.

Palestinian citizens’ concerns about violence by right-wing extremists are not misplaced. A spate of anti-Palestinian attacks have been committed in recent weeks inside Israel.

Nov 18 07:48

America’s papers brush aside Israeli brutality

Editorial statements allow newspapers to articulate their collective position on the issues of the day and, in the case of major publications, they carry particular authority. Such articles play an important role in shaping public opinion and therefore need to be subject to special scrutiny.

Severely flawed editorials on the current uprising throughout Palestine have appeared in The Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and the The Washington Post.

One shortcoming is that they foreground Israeli concerns and sideline those of Palestinians.

Nov 18 06:51

Israeli troops arrest 6yo boy & leading activist at Palestinian refugee camp

Israeli Defense Forces forcefully detained a six-year-old boy and an activist in the Aida Palestinian refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, according to a new video released by a local activist group.

Nov 17 19:55

Israeli ban on Islamic party marks a ‘dangerous turning point’

Palestinian leaders in Israel warn that Netanyahu is exploiting Paris attacks to ‘shut door’ to minority’s political activity

The decision by the Israeli government on Tuesday to outlaw the country’s main Islamic Movement marks a dangerous turning point in Israel’s relations with its large Palestinian minority, Palestinian leaders in Israel have warned.

Nov 17 17:27

Palestine Day of Independence !!

Israel is economically dependent on the United States, let them cut off the $4 billion yearly financial support and it will collapse by itself within a few years ….. OR to say it the other way round; give me a yearly $4 billions and a free educational system and I will turn Somalia into the first industrial state in the whole of Africa in a few years.

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