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Britain in Palestine 1917-1948 investigates the contradictory promises and actions which defined British Mandatory rule in Palestine and laid the groundwork for the Nakba (the catastrophe) and the creation of the state of Israel in 1948. The roots of the contemporary social, political, economic, and environmental landscape of Palestine and Israel can be traced back to this period, making it essential viewing for understanding Britain’s legacy in the region and the situation on the ground today.

Tags: GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, ISRAEL, PALESTINE
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There is a growing international chorus calling for Israel to be banned from this summer’s Olympic Games. Many say that as Russia and Belarus have been effectively banned for political reasons, Israel’s attempted genocide merits exclusion from the Olympics as well. 

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Webmaster addition: It's not just Palestinians being abused by Israel!

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, RELIGION/ATHEISM
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Zionist thugs were filmed violently attacking pro-Palestine protesters while screaming "Second Nakba!" at UCLA late Tuesday night. 

"200+ pro-Israel counterprotestors are attacking the @UCLA pro-Palestinian encampment," the Los Angeles Times' Teresa Watanabe reported. "They started beating on one student and stomped another under a plywood board per @latimes @safinazzal on the scene. Where is UCLA security?"

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, EDUCATION, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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I believe it was in Border Patrolman Bill Jordan’s book Tales of the Rio Grande where Jordan tells of what it was like arresting dozens of illegal aliens in the dark while alone or when working with just one partner. He said something along the lines of, “We believed in minority rights and when there are two Agents arresting 20+ aliens, we were the minority.”  It was his way of explaining some of the harsh tactics used to keep aliens in line. 

In reading, talking to, and listening to lectures recently, I keep hearing about “minorities” when what is really meant is non-whites.  White people were once the majority of Europe and North America (I do not include Mexico in that). However, not only are we projected to be a minority soon, given that we have an open border, we should be looking at the world globally, as our enemies do. When posing the question, “What percentage of the world population is of white European ancestry?” I get a response of 12% from Brave's search engine, and 10.2% from GAB's AI. 

Face it, white people are the minority. It's just that we live in all the nicer parts of the globe, so (with a few exceptions like Japan), every non-white wants to leave their septic-tank like countries and emigrate to a once majority white one. 

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There are an estimated 10,000 Palestinians buried under the rubble of buildings flattened by Israeli strikes in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian civil defence has said. 

It would take two to three years to recover all the bodies unless digging equipment, which has been destroyed by Israel, is urgently replaced and allowed into the war-ravaged strip, it added

In a press release published on Tuesday, the civil defence also warned of the spread of diseases from the decomposed bodies. 

It said high temperatures in the summer will likely increase the threat of epidemics, as heat accelerates decomposition of corpses.

“The General Directorate of Civil Defence renews its appeal to all relevant parties, led by the United Nations and the World Health Organisation… to urgently intervene,” the statement read.

Claire's Observations:  I think these numbers are very conservative, and the final tally will include many more.

And the reason these people will not get the heavy equipment in time, is that Israel and the IDF love the concept of infectious diseases killing Palestinians; no bombs, no bullets, just slow, horrific, and lingering deaths.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Launched in early 2024, NATO’s biggest military drills since the Cold War have spanned locations across Germany, Poland, and the Baltic countries. Held under the pretext of practicing repelling "aggression" by Moscow against allies in Russia's direct vicinity, they have been denounced by the Kremlin as undermining security in Europe.

NATO troops from 14 nations held drills against mock invaders in the woods outside the Latvian capital Riga in March, The Wall Street Journal reported.

However, the massive exercise to fend off the fictional enemy “Occacus” was plagued by language barriers, communications problems, and NATO weaponry compatibility issues.

It is an easy guess that implied under the "invading nation" was Russia, even though it was never mentioned outright.

A battalion led by Latvian Army Lt. Col. Gaidis Landratovs operated alongside US troops during the exercise. In line with the simulated scenario, enemy forces crossed Latvia’s border with Russia and were heading towards the capital. The enemy forces had identifying red X marks on their equipment.

Tags: NATO, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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US calls for Russia to hold talks on ending the Ukraine conflict seem detached from reality and ignore Moscow’s previous attempts to reach a settlement, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken insisted on Monday that Moscow’s alleged plans “to erase Ukraine from the map… failed.” He added that he hopes Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken note of Western support for Ukraine, “gets the message, and demonstrates a willingness to genuinely negotiate consistent with the basic principles… of the international community and the UN Charter: sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence.”

Responding to Blinken’s remarks later that day, Zakharova said American politicians seem to live in a “wonderland.”

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Reports are emerging that Israel has extended a possible peace deal to Hamas, offering the possibilty of a temporary ceasefire in exchange for the release of all the hostages being held in Gaza. Biden administration Secretary of State Antony Blinken has described the offer as “extraordinarily generous,” although as The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal points out, accepting the deal would undermine everything Hamas hoped to accomplish with the audacious October 7 attacks.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Despite immense pressure coming from the Biden administration for Israel to secure the hostage deal that's on the table with Hamas, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged that an invasion of Rafah will go on with or without a deal.

He issued the words Tuesday while speaking to an audience sympathetic to his hardline coalition. "The idea that we will stop the war before achieving all its aims is not an option," Netanyahu said. "We will enter Rafah and we will eliminate the Hamas battalions therewhether or not there is a deal — in order to achieve total victory."

In reference to the hawkish Gvura and Tikva forums a statement from by the Prime Minister’s Office indicated that "the groups urged Netanyahu and National Security Adviser Tzachi Hanegbi to continue the war and to resist international pressure."

Webmaster addition: Blinken just tanked again!

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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The Russian military has carried out a strike on the Ukrainian headquarters commanding troops in the southern sector of the front, the Russian Defense Ministry has announced.

DETAILS TO FOLLOW

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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By Kyle Anzelone

State Dept. Official Resigns, Says White House Inciting Attacks on US Troops

by | Apr 30, 2024

hala rharrit

 

 

The State Department’s former Arabic language spokeswoman says she resigned from her post after official talking points became too provocative. Hala Rharrit said White House policy was potentially provoking attacks on US troops, and explained she refused to do Arabic interviews starting in October because she did not want to “be the reason why someone hates America more.”

In an interview with the Washington Post, Rharrit said the talking points produced by the Biden administration “were provocative” and “oftentimes completely ignored Palestinians. Early on, it was very, very heavy on ‘Israel has a right to defend itself.’ Yes, Israel has a right to defend itself, but there was no mention of the plight of the Palestinians,” she stated. “I, in good conscience, could not go on Arab television with those talking points. All that that would have done is have caused someone to want to throw their shoe at the TV, want to burn an American flag or, worse, throw a rocket at our troops.”

Rharrit elaborated further In an interview with NPR that she dissented from the policy because it hurt America, not her personal interests. “From the get-go, I refused to do, as a spokesperson in the region, I refused to do interviews on Gaza,” she continued. “Not because I personally disagreed with the policy, but because I documented how this policy was undermining US interests in the Arab world.”

Since October 7, there have been hundreds of attacks on US troops deployed to the Middle East. One attack resulted in the deaths of three US soldiers in Jordan near the border with Syria. 

“How we were being called out for a double standard and how people across the region saw through our talking points and no longer believed us for lack of credibility. I was documenting how I was causing a backlash,” the former official explained. 

She added that the American government’s hypocrisy had become too blatant to ignore. “The double standards that we were having, we could no longer talk about human rights when we were in allowing and enabling the mass killing of civilians.” Rharrit continued, “We could no longer talk about press freedom when we remain silent on the killing of over 100 journalists in Gaza. Everything that we had stood for was no longer relevant.”

Claire's Observations:  God bless this woman, for her moral courage; this cannot be an easy decision for anyone in that position. I applaud her integrity, and hope that some organisation with the same sense of integrity, will hire her, and quickly.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Republican and Democrat US lawmakers have called for retaliation against the International Criminal Court (ICC) if it issues arrest warrants for senior Israeli figures over their roles in alleged war crimes against the Palestinians.

The US lawmakers have issued a statement warning of “consequences,” in response to media reports that the Hague-based tribunal will issue warrants for the arrests of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli officials. US Representative Brad Sherman (D-California) laid out his opposition to any ICC moveds against the Jewish state's leaders.

“The ICC apparently considers warrants on Israeli leaders for legitimate self-defense,” the 14-term congressman said. Sherman argued that such a move would turn the tribunal into a “kangaroo court,” adding, “President [Joe Biden] must condemn this, and I know Congress will ensure consequences for such an absurd decision.”

Tags: DICTATORSHIP, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Forget this whole “election” charade and just glue the crown onto her head, already.

Ursula von der Leyen, the unelected European Commission President, is up for job renewal in June. She’d have to be re-nominated by the majority of EU member state leaders and then re-confirmed by members of the newly-elected European Parliament. They’d have to be crazy to dethrone this ultimate incarnation of true EU values, like transparency and foresight (or rather, lack thereof). 

One particular tale about Queen Ursula comes to mind that perfectly illustrates the point. 

During Covid, the European Union rolled out a bloc-wide QR code system as proof of vaccination for travel, leisure, and in some cases a condition of employment – even as reports started raising doubts about how reliable the shot really was when it came to stopping infection, transmission, and death. It’s like there was this interest in Brussels to move fast in getting shots into arms as quickly as possible, and setting up this digital identity system linked to jab status before the scary music stopped or people just tuned it out. Skeptical members of the European Parliament have been demanding to know what kind of deal the bloc’s leadership actually signed with the manufacturers of these injections. We’re talking about 11 contracts, 4.6 billion vaccines, and €71 billion of public money transferred to Big Pharma.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, EUROPE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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It is well known how Joe Biden relies on White House staff. His handlers carefully control much of Biden’s public appearances. This is for an obvious reason; Biden continues to say and do things that cast doubt on his mental abilities.

Democrats and the administration deny anything is wrong with the president. That hasn’t reassured Americans, the majority of whom—according to most polls—believe Biden is experiencing cognitive decline.

Now, a new report is revealing what the White House has been doing to protect President Biden. Their official records reveal the shocking number of times they had to do this one thing—that only further casts doubt on Biden’s ability.

From Daily Caller:
White House communications staff has had to correct President Joe Biden’s public remarks at least 148 times since the beginning of 2024, a review of official White House transcripts shows…

Webmaster addition: Over on Social Media, the obvious Democrat shills are suddenly comparing Trump, not to Biden, but to Hillary Clinton. I suspect the Democrats may be planning to go for a brokered convention and replace Joe with Hillary!

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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Recently, we learned about how Hollywood celebrity Barbra Streisand spread fact-checked information to support Joe Biden. She is like many in that industry, who use their fame and support to compel Americans to vote for Democrats.

There are many loud, outspoken liberals in Hollywood that most Americans probably assume they are all like that.

But one notable actress is pulling the wool off of people’s eyes. She is coming out against the Biden administration, strongly supporting Donald Trump. And she blew the lid off of a big secret in Hollywood. It turns out, there are plenty who can’t stand Joe.

From The Post Millennial:
Speaking with Donald Trump Jr. in a recent episode of his podcast Triggered, actress Drea de Matteo of Sopranos fame said that people in Hollywood are “petrified” to speak out against the Biden administration…

“This administration has just been hammering all of these things,” she said, “and people in Hollywood are petrified. What, are you going to speak out against race, and sex, and all of that stuff? People are afraid to have those conversations, because first of all, you never win with a liberal, you’re just never gonna win.”

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ENTERTAINMENT, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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The Israeli finance minister wants Netanyahu to end negotiations with Hamas by Dave DeCamp April 30, 2024 at 1:43 pm ET Categories NewsTags Israel

Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich on Monday called for the “total annihilation” of Rafah and other cities in the Gaza Strip.

“There are no half measures. Rafah, Deir al-Balah, Nuseirat – total annihilation. ‘You will blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven’ – there’s no place under heaven,” Smotrich said.

Smotrich’s reference to “Amalek” was from a line in Deuteronomy, a book in the Hebrew Bible. Amalek is a nation the ancient Israelites were commanded to destroy, and in the book of Samuel, the Israelites were told to “slay both man and woman, infant and suckling.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has previously compared Gaza to Amalek, which has been cited as evidence of genocidal rhetoric in South Africa’s genocide case against Israel at the International Court of Justice.

“You must remember what Amalek has done to you, says our Holy Bible. And we do remember, and we are fighting,” Netanyahu said in October.

The “annihilation” of Rafah would mean the death of over 1 million civilians who are sheltering there. Netanyahu vowed on Tuesday that Israel will invade the city “with or without” a hostage deal with Hamas.

Claire's Observations:  Minister Smotrich, let's get our terms here clear; you are talking genocide against all Palestinians still breathing, are you not?!? 

And just in case, sir, you have been living under a rock for the majority of your life, I would like to gently suggest to you, that humankind IS living in the 21st century at this point in its existence. 

So using ancient Biblical texts as an excuse for contemporary mass slaughter, just won't work at this point in history; it just doesn't pass the "smell test", Minister Smotrich.  

And this is so ironic to me, because if it is ANY group on planet earth which should understand the pain of persecution and pogroms over centuries, it has to be the Jewish people.  And yet, from the moment of the establishment of the State of Israel,  there seemed to be a collective sense of "divine right" to inflict this same pain upon your Palestinian brothers and sisters, who had, quite  legitimately considered their homeland as well, before the issuance of the Balfour Declaration.

Minister Smotrich, you can kill people......but even mass assassinations cannot kill an idea whose time has come.  That idea, is a legitimate and functional Palestinian state.  And if you and your cohorts think for one second that this extermination will somehow "get around this", you are mistaken in the extreme.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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According to a recent poll, Joe Biden has the worst approval of any president in the last 70 years. His approval at this point is worse than Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon. Despite this, his team seems to think he’s a shoo-in for a second term.

This could be why Democrats are working so hard to send Donald Trump to jail. Biden can’t run on his record as president, so they have to destroy his rival through “lawfare.”

That’s not something many Americans appreciate, especially from “Democrats.” Do you want to know what else Americans don’t appreciate: broken promises. Because despite claiming to be “better” than Trump, Biden has managed to set another terrible record.

From Breitbart:
President Joe Biden appears politically unable to prevent gas prices from increasing… Drivers are reportedly paying 18 percent more to fill up their tanks than they were in 2023…

Gas prices have not been below $3/gallon for 1,084 straight days, according to the Republican National Committee’s Research Team. Prices under Trump never reached $3/gallon.

When former President Donald Trump left office, the national average for regular gas was $2.39/gallon. Monday’s price was $3.65/gallon, 52 percent higher under Biden.

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Tags: ECONOMY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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Ukrainian Troops Retreat As Conflict With Russia Intensifies In Eastern Front, Zelenskyy Urges US For Swift Arms Deliveries
In the latest development in the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine, the country’s top commander, Colonel General Oleksandr Syrskyi, has reported a worsening situation with Ukrainian troops falling back to new positions.

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Democrats have called the independent candidacy of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. a “spoiler.” Meaning, that he will take away enough votes from the top two candidates that he might help one of them win.

But it looks like RFK has a better shot at winning than Biden thinks. Kennedy explained he only needs 33% of the vote to win a three-way race. And he claimed that in some states he was already close to 33%.

While some say Kennedy is a threat to conservative Trump, it seems Biden is more scared of him. Recent polling has shaken up the Biden camp. And how Kennedy is doing among these groups could mean the end of Biden’s presidency.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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Disney just can’t help itself. The major studio has lost billions in recent years. Many believe it is because of how the once family-friendly company is pushing progressive politics in every show, movie, and song they produce.

Bob Iger, the current CEO, managed to stave off a coup that would have cost him his job. Perhaps that convinced him that he was safe.

Regardless, it looks like the company is continuing to push the most radically progressive agenda in all of Hollywood. This is especially alarming because of how they target children and families. And one report is sure to upset millions of Americans.

From Breitbart:
Walt Disney World in Florida appears to have cast a man to play the evil queen from Snow White in drag at its Wilderness Lodge resort, according to a viral video showing the performer.

In addition, That Park Place — a site devoted to Disney theme parks — reported that a family who dined at the Wilderness Lodge also encountered the performer, with the father telling the site “that the Evil Queen without a doubt had a man’s voice.”

A family has reached out to That Park Place claiming they spent over $300 on a character meet and greet dinner at Walt Disney World… only to discover the Evil Queen character was almost certainly a biological male.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, ENTERTAINMENT
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Throughout the two-year-two-month long war in Ukraine, as a crucial Russian ally, China has supported Putin’s strategic military objective to de-Nazify and demilitarize the nation led by an unscrupulous, greedily corrupt US/NATO backed Kiev regime. A few months back, China even offered to broker a potential negotiated peace settlement as a much needed off ramp exit for Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, but the US adamantly rejected it. So late last week, when US Secretary of State Antony Blinken traveled to Beijing to meet with counterpart Wang Yi and China’s leader Xi Jinping, topping Antony’s agenda was placing increased pressure on China to cut off existing trade agreement with Russia, to stop sending materials that could indirectly support Russia’s war-making capacity. Unlike US/West, China has not sent any weapons per se to Russia used on the Ukraine battlefield, yet an April 26th Washington Post propaganda rag piece accuses:

[China supplies] machine tools, drone parts, semiconductors and other items that are key to fueling the Kremlin’s war in Ukraine.

Within hours after the US fired yet another shot across the bow at China amidst its hybrid economic war against its chief archrival Beijing, Blinken was there to chide China for supporting Russia’s war. Last Wednesday, the US signed into law an ultimatum that China must either sell its own social media giant TikTok to a non-Chinese company within nine months, or have it banned in the US. Then literally a couple hours later after essentially banning a Chinese company from doing business in the US, Blinken was meeting face-to-face with the top Beijing leadership strongly urging the Chinese government to provide “a level playing field” for US firms in China. His unipolar display of hypocrisy is recklessly, limitlessly, outrageously insane. But then that’s exactly how the unipolar United States is used to operating globally.

Tags: CHINA/TAIWAN, WHITE HOUSE
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