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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that the Israeli army is prepared for “an extremely powerful action” against the Lebanese Resistance movement Hezbollah.

The statement was made during Netanyahu’s visit to the northern settlement of Kiryat Shmona, which witnessed attacks by Hezbollah in recent days.

“We are prepared for an extremely powerful action in the north” against Lebanon, Netanyahu wrote on his X account along with a video message taken during his tour in the north near the borders with Lebanon.

Netanyahu also met with the Israeli army’s Brigade 769 command to discuss the operational situation along the Lebanese-Israeli border areas.

Tags: ISRAEL, LEBANON, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Israel now stands in near-complete isolation, due, in part, to its genocide in Gaza but also to the courage and steadfastness of the Palestinian people, and to the global solidarity with the Palestinian cause.

If one were to argue that a top Spanish government official would someday declare that “from the river to the sea, Palestine would be free”, the suggestion itself would have seemed ludicrous.

But this is precisely how Yolanda Diaz, Spain’s Deputy Prime Minister, concluded a statement on May 23, a few days before Spain officially recognized Palestine as a state.

The Spanish recognition of Palestine, along with the Norwegian and Irish recognition, is most important.

Western Europe is finally catching up with the rest of the world regarding the significance of a strong international position in support of the Palestinian people and in rejection of Israel’s genocidal practices in occupied Palestine.

But equally important is the changing political discourse regarding both Palestine and Israel in Europe and all over the world.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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An Israeli air strike early this morning on a school-turned-shelter in central Gaza killed at least 39 people, including five children, according to local health officials, as the IDF claimed the compound was being used as a Hamas command post. 

The shocking attack, which came as Israel announced it was launching a new military campaign in central Gaza, devastated the UN-run centre in Nuseirat.

Harrowing images showed wide-eyed children standing amid piles of rubble looking up at the remains of the school. The blood of victims can be seen soaking into the concrete behind them.  

Israel's military said it took steps to reduce the risk of harm to civilians prior to the strike, but that Hamas officials were directing operations from within the compound. 

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Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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One of Jeffrey Epstein‘s victims has accused award-winning psychiatrist and Hollywood movie producer Henry Jarecki of sexually assaulting and trafficking her.

In the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, the woman claims Jarecki was a close associate of Epstein’s and was a key part of the late financier’s sex trafficking operation.

The woman also claims Epstein sent her to Jarecki for mental-health treatment; however, instead of helping her, he raped her.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) used munitions containing white phosphorus in at least 17 municipalities in southern Lebanon, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report.

"Human Rights Watch identified the use of white phosphorus munitions in 17 municipalities across south Lebanon since October 2023. This includes five municipalities where airburst munitions were used over populated areas," the New York-based non-governmental organization said in a press release.

According to Lebanon’s Ministry of Public Health, as of late May, exposure to white phosphorus had injured at least 173 people since October.

"Israel’s use of airburst white phosphorus munitions in populated areas indiscriminately harms civilians and has led many to leave their homes," Ramzi Kaiss, Lebanon researcher at HRW, said. He called on the Jewish state to immediately stop using white phosphorus munitions in populated areas, "especially when less-harmful alternatives are readily available

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The idea that Moscow has some kind of plan to attack NATO is a stupid attempt to maintain the West’s global hegemony by fear, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.

Putin was asked about NATO’s preparations to defend from a Russian “invasion” at a meeting with the heads of major international news agencies on Wednesday, on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

“Look, someone has imagined that Russia wants to attack NATO. Have you gone completely insane? Are you as thick as this table? Who came up with this nonsense, this bulls**t?” Putin said.

The Russian president suggested that the “bulls**t” was in the service of deceiving the Western public, urging them to arm themselves and send more weapons to Ukraine.

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Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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NATO's largest naval exercise Baltic Operations 2024 (BALTOPS 24) is set to begin on Wednesday, the Polish armed forces said.

According to the Polish military, the exercise scenario involves actions against the backdrop of a conflict between fictional states, and the exercise itself is defensive in nature.

"More than 50 ships of various classes and types, 45 helicopters and aircraft, 9,000 military personnel are participating in the Baltops 24 exercise this year. The most important NATO maritime exercise in the Baltic Sea will start on Wednesday, June 5, in Klaipeda (Lithuania)," the armed forces said in a statement.

This year, representatives of all branches of the Polish armed forces will take part in the exercises, the statement read, adding that the Polish fleet is represented by ships of the 3rd Ship Flotilla and the 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla.

Tags: NATO, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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A former Ukrainian deputy health minister is suspected of being involved in a criminal conspiracy to harvest human organs at hospitals, according to local media.

The criminal group also included doctors, some of whom were employed by a prestigious clinic in Kiev, the Ukrainian news outlet Strana said on Monday, citing sources in law enforcement. There are reportedly 11 suspects in the case, none of whom were named.

“Organs were harvested from incapacitated people and sold. All members of the criminal group are facing charges under three articles of the criminal code. They may be punished by up to 12 years in jail,” one source said.

Ukraine has become a hotbed for organ harvesting amid the conflict with Moscow, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova alleged in an article last year. She argued that the Ukrainian government was facilitating the illegal trade after it significantly deregulated transplantation in 2021.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
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Israel is “prepared for an extremely powerful action in the north,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on June 5 during a visit to the settlement of Kiryat Shmona on the border with Lebanon, where fighting between the IDF and Hezbollah has escalated significantly in recent weeks.

“Whoever thinks that he can harm us and we will sit with our hands clasped has made a major mistake,” said Netanyahu.

Since the outbreak of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip last October, Hezbollah and its allies began launching near-daily attacks against the IDF in support of the Hamas Movement and other armed factions in the Palestinian enclave.

Large fires broke out in several parts of northern Israel earlier this week, mainly as a result of rocket and drone attacks by Hezbollah.

“The ground burned yesterday and I am happy you put it out,” Netanyahu told firefighters, “but the ground also burned in Lebanon.”

Tags: ISRAEL, LEBANON, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Webmaster addition: This could trigger war across the Middle East!

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, RELIGION/ATHEISM
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At least 75 people have been killed in Israel's bombing of central Gaza over the last 24 hours, according to an Al Jazeera correspondent in the Palestinian enclave.

The central refugee camps of al-Bureij and Maghazi were the worst affected, with Israeli forces claiming to be hitting Hamas targets while ground troops operate “in a focused manner with guidance from intelligence” in the al-Bureij area.

Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital, reportedly the only medical facility offering services in central Gaza, is currently “overflowing with wounded people”, many of whom are being treated on the floor, according to a spokesperson from the Gaza health ministry.

Many displaced Palestinians have since fled al-Bureij, which is one of the places hosting Palestinians escaping the southern city of Rafah following Israel’s latest operations there.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Far-right Israelis attacked journalists and Palestinian shop owners on Wednesday, as hundreds marched through occupied East Jerusalem to celebrate Israel's domination of the city.

The annual "flag march", which is part of the Jerusalem Day holiday, commemorates the occupation of the city by Israel in 1967. It passes through Muslim-majority neighbourhoods in East Jerusalem's Old City. 

On Wednesday afternoon, a large number of Israeli settlers began marching in the vicinity of Damascus Gate, the chief entrance to the Old City for Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

The settlers confronted Palestinian shop owners, demanding they close their shops ahead of the rally. 

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, along with the Judiciary and Ways and Means Committees, issued criminal referrals for Hunter Biden and James Biden on Wednesday afternoon. Spearheaded by Chairmen James Comer (R-KY), Jim Jordan (R-OH), and Jason Smith (R-MO), the referral charges the President’s son and brother with making false statements to Congress, an offense that escalates the scrutiny of the Biden family’s alleged influence peddling activities.

“Our investigation has revealed President Biden knew about, participated in, and benefited from his family cashing in on the Biden name around the world,” said Rep. Comer. “Despite this record of evidence, President Biden continues to lie to the American people about his involvement in these influence peddling schemes. It appears making false statements runs in the Biden family.”

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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Nuclear war is not something we should be gambling with.  In the event of a full-blown nuclear exchange between the United States and Russia, millions of people would die immediately, and hundreds of millions would die during the nuclear winter and global famines that occur in the aftermath.  So nuclear war should be avoided at all costs.  Unfortunately, both sides just continue to escalate matters in Ukraine, and the Russians keep warning us that if they are pushed too far they will be forced to use nuclear weapons.  But our leaders are not taking such threats seriously.  They seem to believe that they can keep creeping closer and closer to the red lines that the Russians have established because they are convinced that the Russians will never actually risk a nuclear war.  Of course we better hope that our leaders do not miscalculate, because if a nuclear war erupts most Americans are going to end up dead.
Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
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