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Oct 20 19:16

‘NYT’ can’t keep its story straight on anti-Semitism in Germany

Three weeks ago the New York Times stunned its readers with a frontpage story proclaiming, “Europe’s Anti-Semitism Comes out of the Shadows.”

From the immigrant enclaves of the Parisian suburbs to the drizzly bureaucratic city of Brussels to the industrial heartland of Germany, Europe’s old demon returned this summer.

Oct 20 19:00

Anti-semitism charge is increasingly being leveled against Israel’s mainstream critics

A very similar charge was made by Matti Friedman, a former AP reporter in Jerusalem, who accused international media, including American outlets, of anti-Semitism for the way they told the story of the Gaza onslaught, as being Israel’s fault, when the real story was that Israel was taking on Hamas just as the US is taking on ISIS. At On the Media (minute 5):

What we’re seeing is extremely critical coverage of the actions of the Israeli government, and I would argue that this [alleged media] interest in the holy land– I think that there’s a very thin line between that and development of a hostile obsession with the moral failings of Jews, which as we know is a very deep thought pattern in the west.

Oct 20 12:06

Gaza and the Bipartisan War on Human Rights

Israel’s seven weeks of attacks this summer on heavily populated civilian neighborhoods in Gaza has led to unprecedented concern among Americans who, while still broadly supportive of Israel, found the attacks to be disproportionate and unnecessary.

Close to 1,500 Palestinian civilians in Gaza were killed in the Israeli attacks – more of 500 of whom were children – and 18,000 homes were destroyed, leaving over 100,000 people homeless. Despite this devastating civilian toll, leading Democrats in Washington have joined Republicans in claiming that Israel’s actions were legitimate acts of self-defense against military targets, dismissing reports by reputable Israeli and international human rights groups saying otherwise.

Oct 20 11:20

Guess Who’s Profiting From the Destruction of Gaza

• Israelis will make $7 billion off rebuilding projects.

Just when you think you’ve heard it all about Israel’s murderous bombardment of Gaza, you discover there is much more to the tragedy. Yes, there was a massive loss of innocent life and the utter destruction of tens of thousands of homes, schools and public buildings, but it now transpires Israel will profit handsomely from the $7 billion or more it will take to rebuild Gaza over the next 20 years. The scandalous fact is Israel will continue to control the flow of all building materials into Gaza and will insist they must be bought from Israeli companies.

Oct 20 11:10

Harper's Foreign Policy Confirms Orwell's Insights

Regarding Israel, Harper, with widespread support in the media, has gone so far as to try to establish criticism of Israel as a kind of Orwellian "thought crime." By declaring repeatedly (and even threatening supportive legislation) that criticism of Israel was anti-Semitic, Harper hoped to establish what Orwell referred to as "protective stupidity" -- a kind of mass denial of the obvious. Freud referred to it as "knowing with not knowing" and when it comes to most of Canada's military adventures, it is epidemic.

Oct 20 09:17

Benjamin Netanyahu and Adolf Hitler: Uncomfortable character traits

I’m not one of those who scribble blunt little mustaches on pictures of politicians I dislike, but here I make some uncomfortable and I believe accurate observations comparing personality and character traits of a contemporary politician with one of history’s darkest figures.

I don’t know whether anyone else has noticed the fact that Benjamin Netanyahu and Adolph Hitler share uncomfortably similar personality and character traits.

Oct 20 09:16

Israeli President Rivlin: Time to admit that Israel is a sick society that needs treatment

The time has come to admit that Israel is a sick society, with an illness that demands treatment, President Reuven Rivlin said at the opening session on Sunday of a conference on From Hatred of the Stranger to Acceptance of the Other.

Oct 20 09:07

REMEMBERING CHE AND VITTORIO, MARTYRS EXTRAORDINAIRE

Forty seven years ago this month Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara was murdered by the CIA in Bolivia.

Below is a heartbreaking letter from the mother of Vittorio Arrigoni, an Italian in Gaza murdered by similar forces of hatred just over three years ago. Imagine the letter having been penned by the mother of Che …

Oct 20 09:06

IN ISRAEL, THE THEME IS ‘ACCEPTANCE OF THE OTHER’ … UNLESS THEY ARE SEPHARDIC JEWS

But lo and behold, the most prestigious academic body in Israel, the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, organizes a conference about the other which is characterized mainly by an exclusion of the other.

It’s not just about the ethnic origin issue. It’s possible that a very small minority of the participants are of Sephardic decent. The problem is also about opinion and outlook and a school of thought.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The hostility of the Ashkanzi to the Sephardic may lie partly in the fact that the Sephardic are actually descended from the Biblical Hewbrews, whereas the Ashkanzi are the descendants of coverted central Asian Khazars.

Oct 20 09:04

DOES THE NEW ISRAELI PRESIDENT ACTUALLY HAVE A SOUL?

The time has come to admit that Israel is a sick society, with an illness that demands treatment, President Reuven Rivlin said at the opening session on Sunday of a conference on From Hatred of the Stranger to Acceptance of the Other.

Oct 20 08:45

Israeli society sick with violence – country’s president

Israel is suffering from an epidemic of violence that must be treated, the country’s President Reuven Rivlin said. After the latest bloody conflict in Gaza, Jews and Arabs seem to have lost the capacity for dialogue, as relations have reached a new low.

“It is time to honestly admit that Israeli society is sick – and it is our duty to treat this disease,” Rivlin told the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities at a xenophobia conference on Sunday in Jerusalem.

“The tension between Jews and Arabs within the State of Israel has risen to record heights, and the relationship between all parties has reached a new low,” he said, as cited by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

Oct 20 08:40

UNCANNY PARALLELS IN CHARACTER

I don’t know whether anyone else has noticed the fact that Benjamin Netanyahu and Adolph Hitler share uncomfortably similar personality and character traits. Certainly there are, and have been, other politicians who also share the same traits, but it is of particular concern today that a man of this nature dominates events in the Middle East. In the case of Hitler we can read about his personality and character in any of a number of scholarly biographies and histories of World War II. In the case of Netanyahu, we can see them displayed on the world stage despite an immense amount effort by public relations flaks and apologists to airbrush them. We have also, something we do not always have for contemporaries, the first-hand testimony of several world figures about key aspects of his behavior to which we wouldn’t otherwise be exposed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Certainly Netanyahu's "Fist of iron" comment regarding opposition to building Jewish settlements on Palestinian land reveals his true nature.

Oct 20 07:50

Macy’s stops stocking SodaStream made by Israeli Settlements

The department store chain Macy’s has stopped carrying Israeli settlement products of SodaStream, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Macy’s has been targeted the past year by pro-Palestinian activists, who have called on it and other major chains to stop carrying the SodaStream home carbonation system and soda flavourings due to the company’s role in the military occupation of Palestine.

Oct 20 07:30

Israeli soldiers worse than ISIL terrorists: Israeli MP

An Israeli lawmaker says there is no difference between Israeli soldiers and militants of the ISIL and that both are “armies of murderers with no boundaries and red lines.”

“They (ISIL) kill one person at a time with a knife and the IDF at the press of a button [kills] dozens of Palestinians,” Haneen Zoabi said in a Sunday interview with Channel 2 Online.

The Arab member of the Israeli Knesset added that an Israeli pilot is no less a terrorist than a person who takes a knife and commits a beheading.

Oct 20 07:28

Richie Allen Speaks with Gilad Atzmon about the last Gaza Conflict

"The Palestinians are devastated, but the Israelis are the big losers following the bombardment of Gaza".

We spoke about 'solidarity', controlled opposition, political paralysis and activists' impotence. I also spoke about the structures and the building of cognitive elite. I attempted to explain the difference between Palestinian subservient elite (Ramallah) and combatant one (Gaza).

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Oct 20 07:09

East Jerusalem construction to continue: Netanyahu

He said [settlement] construction would go on in East Jerusalem for both Jews and Arabs. He added that nobody could prevent his government from building homes for Jews in the ancient city.

"We are ready to fight with an iron fist anyone who seeks to divide our city," Netanyahu said assertively.

Oct 20 07:05

Perry’s Priorities: Photo-Op at Auschwitz More Important Than Combating Ebola Outbreak in Texas

Whereas a visit to Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall may evoke some religious sympathies, a visit to the infamous Auschwitz I camp, with the often depicted words “ARBEIT MACHT FREI” at the gate, will likely trigger more powerful emotions. So that was the plan. The photos of Perry posing before the gate would be available to be released at the most opportune time during campaign season. However, at least one image did leak out into the public domain prematurely. (Note that the proper way to visit the Auschwitz I camp, which the holocaust industry propagandists have declared a “holy” site, appears to entail keeping both hands in your pockets, unless you have to hold an umbrella with the other one.)

Oct 20 07:04

Israelis as rich as most Europeans – report

Although there is concern about how assets are distributed, people in Israel are doing just fine, Credit Suisse says

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Because Israel is propped up with YOUR tax money!

Oct 20 06:51

Israel treated over 1,400 wounded Syria militants: Analyst

Israeli political commentator, Ehud Yaari, says the Tel Aviv regime has provided medical treatment for hundreds of wounded militants fighting against the Syrian government.

According to a report by Washington Institute citing the Israeli analyst, more than 1,400 wounded Syria militants have been admitted to Israeli hospitals.

The report further noted that Israel has funneled weapons, including rocket-propelled grenades, to militants in Syria.

Yaari added that some militant groups operating inside Syria maintain contact with the Israeli army, and have had secret meetings with Israeli military figures in the Israeli coastal city of Tiberias.

Oct 20 01:58

Three-quarters of Israeli Jews oppose detail of Palestinian state, poll shows

A poll has found that 75% of Israeli Jews oppose the creation of a Palestinian state within the pre-1967 borders if it means withdrawing Israeli troops from the Jordan Valley.

The survey, conducted by a rightwing thinktank headed by a political ally of the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, makes for stark reading, contradicting previous polls showing up to 60% of Israelis in favour of a two-state solution.

Oct 19 13:09

Israel is losing its friends in the world

Israel has lost its international audience. When Netanyahu warns about the nuclear threat from Iran, even those who worry deeply about Tehran’s intentions respond with a weary shrug. The warnings are seen as a diversion — an effort to distract from his refusal to accept a Palestinian state rather than a clear-headed assessment of a present danger. This cannot be good for Israel.

Such was the backdrop to last week’s vote in the House of Commons. The occasion added lustre to the reputation of the politicians — something too rare these days. The hyperbole and rancour of everyday partisanship made way for reasoned argument. Israel had lobbied hard against the motion. It was soon obvious it had lost its best friends.

Oct 19 09:33

DID ELIE WEISEL LEARN ANYTHING FROM THE HOLOCAUST?

IF SO, WHY IS HE SUPPORTING A NEW ONE??

Oct 19 09:33

ACADEMIC FREEDOM Vs FREEDOM

I am going to use this space once again to talk about the despicable un-hiring of Steven Salaita at the University of Illinois (I wrote about the Salaita case and what I called The Incivility of Palestinians, last month as well).

I am going to do this because, despite the fact that the academic boycott of the University of Illinois continues apace (there is even, it seems, the rise of a progressive Jewish-identified contingentchampioning Salaita), facile comparisons of Salaita’s case and circumstances with those of various unsavory others are also proliferating.

These comparisons are so thick-headed, so tin-eared, so ham-fisted, that they nearly defy imagination.

Oct 19 08:31

Former UK Tory minister's attack on Israel settlement building angers Jewish groups

Jewish groups have reacted angrily to comments made by Sir Alan Duncan, the former Tory minister, who described settlement building in the Occupied West Bank as an “ever-deepening stain on the face of the globe”.

Oct 19 08:01

Tel Aviv, City of a Thousand Thrills

According to a new report, if you are single and looking for sex thrills, Tel Aviv is the second best place to go. But if you are looking for gay sex and illicit sex with underage girls kidnapped in Eastern Europe and Russia, Tel Aviv is top of the list.

Oct 19 07:34

Pro-Israel groups urge Sir Martin Sorrell to boycott Iran trade talks

Advertising mogul Sir Martin Sorrell has been urged not to speak at a conference promoting trade between Europe and Iran because of the Middle East country’s “antisemitic” and “anti-Israel” government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You don't do business with them. You only do business with us! We make all the money, not them. God says we are supposed to have all the money. You don't want to go against God, do you? DO YOU?!?" -- Nodding Yahoo

Oct 19 04:59

EU science chief promised to be "flexible" towards Israel’s war crimes

By displaying flexibility towards Israel’s crimes, Geoghegan-Quinn has disgraced her nation.

Oct 19 04:47

History of Key Document in IAEA Probe Suggests Israeli Forgery

Western diplomats have reportedly faulted Iran in recent weeks for failing to provide the International Atomic Energy Agency with information on experiments on high explosives intended to produce a nuclear weapon, according to an intelligence document the IAEA is investigating.

But the document not only remains unverified but can only be linked to Iran by a far-fetched official account marked by a series of coincidences related to a foreign scientist that that are highly suspicious.

Oct 18 14:39

Israel ignoring “tectonic change” in world public opinion

Uri Avnery argues that, oblivious to Israelis, a tectonic change in public attitude towards Israel is underway, as shown by the UK parliament’s and Sweden’s decisions to recognise the state of Palestine.

Oct 18 09:36

BENEFITS OF BEING A PALESTINIAN IN JERUSALEM

Young Palestinian ‘beaten by Jewish mob’ in Jerusalem hotel

Oct 18 09:32

(Wissam Nassar / Maan Images)Anti-gay Christian group threatens to sue hotel for hosting scholars who endorse Israel boycott

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), a Christian, right-wing legal organization, has written to a Los Angeles hotel warning it against hosting the American Studies Association’s (ASA) annual meeting next month.

Oct 18 09:31

Welsh council embargoes Israel over Gaza "savageness"

A local council in north Wales last week voted to condemn Israel’s summer war on the Gaza Strip by blocking all trade relations with Israel, local press reported.

News North Wales quotes councillor Owain Williams, who put forward the motion, as condemning the “over-reaction and savageness used” by Israel in Gaza.

Councillors on 9 October voted 42-3 in favor of the motion, with six abstentions.

Oct 18 09:16

History of Key Document in IAEA Probe Suggests Israeli Forgery

Western diplomats have reportedly faulted Iran in recent weeks for failing to provide the International Atomic Energy Agency with information on experiments on high explosives intended to produce a nuclear weapon, according to an intelligence document the IAEA is investigating.

But the document not only remains unverified but can only be linked to Iran by a far-fetched official account marked by a series of coincidences related to a foreign scientist that that are highly suspicious.

The original appearance of the document in early 2008, moreover, was not only conveniently timed to support Israel’s attack on a U.S. National Intelligence Estimate on Iran in December that was damaging to Israeli interests, but was leaked to the news media with a message that coincided with the current Israeli argument.

The IAEA has long touted the document, which came from an unidentified member state, as key evidence justifying suspicion that Iran has covered up past nuclear weapons work.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel's ambitions regarding Iran are to have the US attack it, and create regime change here.

But there is one slight, minor problem here (other that the moral reality that Iran has not given the US the slightest reason to attack): if the US attacks Iran, Russia may very well come to its aid militarily.

Russia and Iran are already doing joint military drills, as reported by AP:

Iran's state television says two Russian warships have left a northern Iranian port after the two countries held a joint, three-day naval exercise in the Caspian Sea. Thursday's report on the TV's website quoted Iranian Adm. Afshin Rezaei Haddad, who is Iran's navy commander in the Caspian Sea, as saying that the Russian vessels departed from the northern Iranian port of Anzali on Wednesday.

Leaders in Russian military and civilian leadership have made comments to the effect that any attack against Iran will be viewed as an attack against Russia's national interests.

And the US military cannot possibly insure a positive outcome to a military attack against Russia because it does not have the money, troop strength, or manufacturing to guarantee such an outcome; and that is what makes the military scenario so scarily dangerous.

Oct 18 09:16

LUMPING HAMAS WITH ISIS ~~ IT’S JUST PLAIN WRONG!

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is notorious for making theatrical attempts to find “distractions” or “red herrings” in order to divert attention from his unceasing efforts to decapitate all chances for the establishment of a viable Palestinian state in the West Bank.

Oct 18 09:04

‘Shot in the heart’: Israeli army kills 13yo Palestinian boy

A Palestinian boy was shot in the chest point-blank and later died amid a confrontation between Israeli forces and stone-throwing youths in a village of the occupied West Bank, according to local media and medical sources.

READ MORE: UK MPs pass motion to recognize Palestine as a state

Bahaa Badr, 13, was fatally shot by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) as the troops made their way to Beit Liqya village in the West Bank, located near the border with Israel, Reuters reported citing medical sources and local residents.

Badr was shot from a close range into the heart area and died shortly after the impact, Palestinian Ma’an news agency quoted another source as saying.

Upon entering the village, Israeli troops were met by Palestinian protesters who began throwing stones at them. It is still unclear whether the boy took part in the protest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The extermination of Palestinian kids continues, unabated, with absolutely no checks and balances on the part of the IDF to prevent this from happening.

OF course, the IDF's favorite targets are pregnant Palestinian women. As reported today in presstv.com:

While they enjoy slaughtering children and their mothers, Israelis take special relish in killing pregnant women. A T-shirt popular in the Israeli army shows a pregnant woman with a target on her belly. The legend reads: “One shot two kills.” Killing children is the de facto official policy of the Israeli military. In his article “Gaza Diary,” Chris Hedges wrote about watching Israeli soldiers hunt Palestinian children for sport: “Yesterday at this spot the Israelis shot eight young men, six of whom were under the age of eighteen. One was twelve. This afternoon they kill an eleven-year-old boy, Ali Murad, and seriously wound four more, three of whom are under eighteen. Children have been shot in other conflicts I have covered—death squads gunned them down in El Salvador and Guatemala, mothers with infants were lined up and massacred in Algeria, and Serb snipers put children in their sights and watched them crumple onto the pavement in Sarajevo—but I have never before watched soldiers entice children like mice into a trap and murder them for sport.” An October 2004 study by British Medical Journal confirmed that this is a common practice, and never punished: “Two thirds of the 621 children (two thirds under 15 years) killed at checkpoints, in the street, on the way to school, in their homes, died from small arms fire, directed in over half of cases to the head, neck and chest – the sniper’s wound…Clearly, soldiers are routinely authorised to shoot to kill children in situations of minimal or no threat.”

Oct 18 08:08

History of Key Document in IAEA Probe Suggests Israeli Forgery

Western diplomats have reportedly faulted Iran in recent weeks for failing to provide the International Atomic Energy Agency with information on experiments on high explosives intended to produce a nuclear weapon, according to an intelligence document the IAEA is investigating.

But the document not only remains unverified but can only be linked to Iran by a far-fetched official account marked by a series of coincidences related to a foreign scientist that that are highly suspicious.

The original appearance of the document in early 2008, moreover, was not only conveniently timed to support Israel’s attack on a U.S. National Intelligence Estimate on Iran in December that was damaging to Israeli interests, but was leaked to the news media with a message that coincided with the current Israeli argument.

The IAEA has long touted the document, which came from an unidentified member state, as key evidence justifying suspicion that Iran has covered up past nuclear weapons work.

Oct 18 08:06

International Community Promises to Rebuild Gaza ... with Sweat Shops to Exploit Palestinian Workers

When Israel’s international janitorial crew gathered this week in Cairo with a pledge to raise $5 billion to help rebuild the $8 billion in damage Israel caused to Gaza’s civilian population, it was assured by Israeli Minister of Transportation Yisrael Katz that its efforts were utterly futile. "The Gazans must decide what they want to be Singapore or Darfur,” Katz remarked, leveling the threat of genocide against the fantasy of economic prosperity. "They can pick between economic recovery and war and destruction. If they choose terror, the world should not waste its money. If one missile will be fired, everything will go down the drain."

The message was not lost on the diplomats assembled in Cairo. As one told AFP, ”We have seen infrastructure projects that we have contributed to which have been destroyed.” The diplomat complained that the sustained Israeli assaults on Gaza’s infrastructure had prompted “considerable donor fatigue.”

Oct 18 07:15

Israel continues to abuse, torture Palestinian children

A large number of the Palestinian children held in Israeli prisons are being subjected to torture and abuse, a Palestinian official says.

Rami al-Alami, who supervises Palestinian children at the Ofer Israeli military prison, said that around 100 children being held in this jail are in need of medical and psychological attention as they are being kept in bad conditions and being abused and tortured by the Israeli guards.

The imprisoned children are even denied their basic rights, including education, proper treatment and medical care, he noted.

Nearly 250 Palestinian minors are currently imprisoned in three separate Israeli jails.

Oct 18 07:03

Renowned Intellectual Noam Chomsky Speaks on Palestinian Rights at the United Nations

On 14 October, the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People invited Professor Noam Chomsky, leading American philosopher and political activist, to deliver a lecture at the United Nations as part of the International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. H.E. Ambassador Fode Seck of Senegal, Chair of the Committee for the Exercise of Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, opened the meeting and then gave the floor to Amy Goodman of the independent news program Democracy Now. Ms. Goodman moderated the audience question and answer session that followed and introduced the Professor. Dr. Chomsky focused his remarks on the Palestinian struggle for statehood and the related responses of the international community.

Oct 18 06:33

Olive trees burned as anti-Palestinian incitement grips Galilee

Osama Tannous has long campaigned for the municipal independence of Tarshiha, his hometown in the Galilee region of present-day Israel.

For decades, Tarshiha has been administratively connected to the neighboring Jewish-Israeli community of Maalot and the two share a municipality.

On all government records, paperwork and tax documents, the two have, since 1963, been classified as the town of Maalot Tarshiha. Yet the communities are geographically separated and local Palestinians have been campaigning for independent representation and municipal sovereignty for decades.

“It’s important to control your own land, institutions and budget,” Osama, a 29-year-old activist and pediatric physician, told The Electronic Intifada. “It is also politically necessary to break away from a colonial entity that was built on our land with a view that we’re the enemy.”

Oct 18 06:27

Israel Local Munitions Boost May Signal Rift With US Over Delays During Gaza Op

“The full truth, revealed here for the first time, is much more severe: apparently, during Operation Protective Edge, the USA had completely stopped all connections with Israel’s defense procurement delegation based in the USA. For days, no item whatsoever could be shipped. The expected airlift of US ammunition had never even arrived at its point of departure,” according to the report.

Oct 18 04:47

California Hotel Warned Anti-Israel Summit May Be Illegal

On Monday, the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ) sent a letter to the Westin Bonaventure hotel in Downtown Los Angeles calling upon it to "ban unlawful discrimination" on its property. The letter warns that hosting the annual meeting of the American Studies Association (ASA), which recently voted to boycott Israeli academics, would place the hotel in violation of California law because it would make them party to discrimination on the basis of national origin, race and religion.

Because the boycott is specific to Israelis, the majority of whom are Jewish, the authors of the letter argue, the meeting is antisemitic in nature.

Note: Had Enough Yet!

Oct 17 17:54

Illan Pappe & Miko Peled on Zionist Israel

Below are a couple of compelling presentations by brave and bold, historian Illan Pappe, and peace activist Miko Peled respectively.

I salute both men, for having the courage to move outside the Zionist narrative they grew up on, to stand up when their principles called for it, to give us an honest appraisal of where Israel as a society stands today, which most Israelis would prefer to remain in denial of, because, to acknowledge the truth, would destroy all of their sustaining myths and leave them bereft of all of the lies which have sustained and justified their existence.

Oct 17 14:07

Israel And Palestine: The Roots of the Conflict (+VIDEO)

Professor As'ad AbuKhalil is speaking about the historical context of the ongoing Palestinian struggle for human rights and self determination. He informs the audience about the political and social processes that led to the creation of the state of Israel and the conditions that have enabled its occupation of and ongoing expansion into Palestine.

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As'ad AbuKhalil is a professor of Political Science at California State University and runs a blog called "The Angry Arab News Service": http://angryarab.blogspot.com

Oct 17 13:01

Abbas: Settlers have no right to 'defile' Al-Aqsa Mosque

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on Friday for the defense of the Al-Aqsa Mosque against Israel. Abbas stated that the holy site was being desecrated by settlers and that a continued Palestinian presence is required there to protect it.

Oct 17 12:43

GARDENERS DISCOVER BAG OF ISIS FLAGS IN NORTHERN ISRAEL

Gardeners in the Israeli city of Nazareth Illit discovered a bag containing about 25 ISIS flags.

Israel Police have opened an investigation into the discovery of the flags on Tuesday in an industrial area of northern Israeli city. The possession of materials from the jihadist group was outlawed in Israel several weeks ago.

Oct 17 12:36

Very Encouraging. 4 out of 5 High Schoolers on a Bus have seen 'Loose Change' and know the U.S. Government was behind 9/11

My daughter is a high school student. She rides a bus to and from school. During one of her bus rides, there were 5 students left on the bus and one began a conversation about what is happening in the U.S.. My daughter decided to ask in an off handed manner "Has anyone ever seen the video, 'Loose Change'?"

She was shocked and amazed that 4 of the 5 students had watched it and said "OH, Yeah, the U.S. government was behind 9/11. The government is the one who did 9/11, not some man in a cave in Afghanistan!"

They all began sharing different things about the video and how they totally understand that the government committed 9/11 themselves.

Oct 17 09:24

Jews in German army

Magda Goebbels was born Johanna Maria Magdalena Behrend. Magda's mother Auguste Behrend divorced Oskar Ritschel and married a Jewish businessman named Richard Friedländer. Magda Goebbels once dated Haim Arlosoroff. He became a prominent ZIONIST. Magda married Joseph Goebbels.

Joseph Goebbels had many affairs during his marriage to Magda. Reportedly, Joseph Goebbels had Jewish origins and was gay. Joseph Goebbels' first girlfriend was Jewish. Goebbels' family came from Holland; he was nicknamed "rabbi" in school. "Goebbels had a medal struck: on one side the swastika, on the other the Zionist star."

Oct 17 08:01

EBOLA Vs ZIONISM

Appears in today’s Jerusalem Post

Oct 17 08:01

JEWISH RECOMMITMENT AGAINST ISLAMOPHOBIA

While many of us have been concerned about, and appalled by the recent Islamophobic ads on NYC subways and buses and have responded to them in a number of different ways, we also recognize that Islamophobia extends far beyond those ads.

Oct 17 07:43

Exodus campaign to Berlin sparks outrage in Israel

A group of young Israeli expats have unleashed controversy back home by encouraging others to join them in Berlin, touching on two of the most sensitive issues in Israel: the country's high cost of living and Jews' tortured history with Germany.

While Israelis have been angered after learning that food prices are much lower in Germany, they are also outraged that the youngsters' form of protest has been to give up on the Zionist dream by leaving the Jewish state, and relocate to the birthplace of the Nazi Party to boot. It rankles many in a society that once considered emigration shamefully akin to treason, at a time when many Israelis want to stick together after a brutal summer war in Gaza underscored greater political and security woes in Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Nazis are gone, and Germany is a very lovely place to live!

Oct 17 07:01

Israel’s ‘Moral Hazard’ in Gaza

The passage in the British House of Commons of a resolution favoring recognition of a Palestinian state, coming on the heels of the Swedish government’s announcement of its intention to extend such recognition, is the latest indicator of European disgust with Israeli policies.

Oct 17 06:39

Teenage boy shot dead by Israeli troops in West Bank

A 13-year-old boy has been shot and killed by Israeli forces in a village near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah.

Bahaa Badr was shot in the chest on Thursday evening during clashes between protesters and Israeli forces who entered Beit Liqya near the separation wall with Israel.

According to reports, soldiers opened fire after demonstrators threw stones and Molotov cocktails at three Israel army Jeeps that entered the village west of Ramallah.

It is still unclear whether Badr took part in the clashes, which the Israeli army described as an “illegal riot”.

Oct 17 06:33

Jewish lawmaker slams UK gov't over Palestine vote

A British Jewish lawmaker has branded the government “cowardly” after it abstained from the vote on Palestinian statehood.

Speaking with the Anadolu Agency on Wednesday, Gerald Kaufman accused the government of running away from the debate in "a very cowardly way."

"Members of the government and conservative backbenchers were instructed not to vote, which was a very cowardly thing to do,” he said.

Oct 17 06:30

John Hagee: Ebola is God's punishment for Obama 'dividing Jerusalem'

Ebola may be part of God's judgment for President Barack Obama's alleged attempts to "divide Jerusalem," said John Hagee, a San Antonio-based pastor and founder of Christians United For Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Like I said, everyone is using Ebola to push whatever their own personal agenda is.

Oct 17 05:22

Israeli navy sinks Palestinian fishing boat off Gaza

Israeli naval forces have sunk a Palestinian fishing boat off the coast of the Gaza Strip Thursday.

"Three Israeli naval gunboats opened heavy machine fire on a Palestinian fishing boat off the shores of the central Gaza Strip city of Deir al-Balah," Nizar Ayyash, head of Gaza's Fishermen Union, told Anadolu Agency.

"[Five fishermen] tried to steer the boat towards Deir al-Balah, but it eventually sank due to heavy fire from the Israeli gunboats," he said.

Oct 16 21:51

Palestine seeks UN resolution to end Israel occupation

The Palestinian government aims to ask the United Nations Security Council to pass a resolution requiring Israel’s retreat to the pre-1967 line.

Oct 16 21:42

Shot in the heart: Israeli army kills 13 year old Palestinian boy

A Palestinian boy was shot in the chest point-blank and later died amid a confrontation between Israeli forces and stone-throwing youths in a village of the occupied West Bank, according to local media and medical sources.

Oct 16 14:34

Cameron still hasn't got the message on Palestine

Stuart Littlewood examines the spurious arguments used by the British government to try to wheedle its way out of recognising Palestine as a state, as emphatically demanded by the British parliament.

Oct 16 12:05

THE ART OF THE GAZA WAR

PHOTOS: How To Turn a Gaza War Into Art

Oct 16 11:58

U.S./Israel “Special Relationship” on Ice

• Animosity grows between Israeli, U.S. leaders over criminal settlements policy of Zionist state.

The signs were all there that President Barack Hussein Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu would one day have a major falling-out, but few expected it would be over Israel’s war crimes policy of stealing Palestinian land and settling a massive influx of Eastern European Jews on it. Those Jews have been used to expand Israel’s population and to shrink the land Palestinians had hoped would form their new state.

Oct 16 10:06

The Center for Jewish Life is stifling free speech at Princeton University

I have never met Slav Leibin.

Nonetheless, it recently came to my attention that he vetoed, with the approval of the Center for Jewish Life, my right to participate in a proposed panel on the recent hostilities in Gaza. Apparently this preemptive act of exclusion was carried out on entirely political grounds. This strikes me as an attempt to stifle the exchange of views on an important, if contentious, issue of concern to many in the Princeton University community — an egregious violation of our community’s values.

Oct 16 10:03

Gaza and the West Bank: Israel’s two approaches and Palestinians’ two bleak choices

The areas now known as the West Bank and Gaza, despite geographic differences, were once similar in social, cultural and economic terms. But through a long process of one occupation after another, they were set apart and differentiated.

Israel’s recent incursion in Gaza follows a pattern of harsher policies of suppression, compared to its counterpart to the East, after the two territories were created in 1948.

Oct 16 07:57

In the last days of ‘Operation Protective Edge’ Israel focused on its final goal — the destruction of Gaza’s professional class

The bombing of these buildings was the finale of Israel’s mass destruction of the Gaza Strip, flattening landmark towers that provided essential social and economic functions, and which stood as symbols of the besieged coastal strip’s beleaguered professional class. While the war began with the flattening of the areas the Israeli military considers Gaza’s “hard shell” — border areas like Shujaiya and Khuza’a — it ended with a brazen assault on its soft core. The targeting of the professional class, a key pillar of Palestinian society generally considered unsympathetic to the political goals of Hamas, was a new front of economic and social warfare on Gaza.

Oct 16 05:38

It's Really The Settlements, Stupid!

If Netanyahu isn't worried, Israelis should be. With its international standing rapidly eroding, and calls for more punishing economic boycotts against Israel's incendiary occupation, younger Israelis -- the future foundation of the state -- are increasingly calling it quits. In 2013 alone, more than double the Israelis quite Israel than in 2012.
Note: It is NOT just the settlements it is the illegal 50 year occupation, the illegal wall, the beating, and killing Palestinians and more.

Oct 16 05:33

Tel Aviv Diary: Why Are Israelis Dazed and Confused?

How can Israel and the rest of the world so misunderstand each other? After all, Israel is one of countries in the world that receive consistent and extensive news coverage; more reporters, more articles than almost anywhere else in the world.

How is it possible that the world still does not understand Israel? As for Israelis, they travel widely and are generally well-educated and reasonably well-read. So why do Israelis misunderstand so much of the world?

Oct 15 15:17

Sir Alan Duncan's 'apartheid' attack on Israel angers Jewish groups

Jewish groups have reacted angrily to comments made by Sir Alan Duncan, the former Tory minister, who described settlement building in the Occupied West Bank as an “ever-deepening stain on the face of the globe”.

The Board of Deputies of British Jews said that part of Sir Alan’s argument – that US thinking on the issue of settlements as being dominated by “a very powerful financial lobby” – was anti-semitic.

Oct 15 14:18

A shot across the bows of Israel and its stooges

Stuart Littlewood says the UK parliament’s vote in favour of recognising Palestine as a state is a clear instruction to the government to act with honour and decency towards the Palestinian people.

Oct 15 08:25

British Parliament sends a message to Obama: the people see Israel as a ‘bully’

Yesterday the British Parliament voted overwhelmingly (274-12) to recognize a Palestinian state, and if you listened to the debate, one theme above all else explains the crushing victory: The British public has been horrified by Gaza and its opinion of Israel has shifted. Even Conservative members of Parliament cited pressure from the public. As Labour’s Andy Slaughter said, Britain has witnessed a new “barbarism”:

I think that the British people have been on the same sort of the journey as the right hon. Member for Croydon South [Conservative Sir Richard Ottaway] described—it is certainly true of the Labour movement—from being very sympathetic to Israel as a country that was trying to achieve democracy and was embattled, to seeing it now as a bully and a regional superpower. That is not something I say with any pleasure, but since the triumph of military Zionism and the Likud-run Governments we have seen a new barbarism in that country.

Oct 15 07:01

Netanyahu: War on terror won’t be over unless Iran is contained along with IS

PM says West must not allow Tehran to use anti-IS fight as leverage in nuclear talks, warns radical Islam will be even bigger threat with nukes in tow

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Bibi raises on a busted flush!

Oct 15 06:41

Lobby condemns Jew author for calling ISIS ‘beheading’ faked

American Jew author, public speaker and feminist activist Naomi Wolf has come under organized Jewry’s knife once again for not believing in the “beheading videos” (here and here) released by the USrael created ISIS.

“It takes five people to stage an event like this – two to be ‘parents’,- two to pose for the camera, one in ninja outfit and one to contact the media that doesn’t bother checking who ANY of these four other people are …,” Wolf wrote on his Facebook page.

Even after personal insults on the Facebook and the media, Naomi Wolf has refused to do ‘teshuva’ for making the above anti-Semite statement.

Oct 15 06:31

Ambassador warns: Israel losing support in UK because of settlement building and Gaza offensive

British newspaper The Independent reported that Britain’s ambassador to Israel has warned that the Jewish state is losing support in the UK, blaming the summer offensive in Gaza and increased settlement construction in the Occupied West Bank. His remarks came as a former Conservative minister described the situation in one Palestinian city as “apartheid”.

The ambassador, Matthew Gould, issued the warning hours after MPs backed a motion to recognise the state of Palestine, albeit in a non-binding vote. Speaking to Israel Radio, the ambassador said the vote in the Commons showed that public sentiment was moving away from Israel.

Oct 15 03:18

Who benefits from billions pledged for Gaza reconstruction?

No matter how much money international donors raise for reconstruction, Israel determines what gets in and out of Gaza.

Oct 15 02:57

George Galloway gives his reasons for abstaining on Palestine vote in UK parliament

I cannot support this motion as it accepts recognition of the state of Israel, does not define borders of either state or address the central question of the right of return of the millions of Palestinians who have been forced to live outside Palestine.

Oct 14 15:02

Malcolm Fraser on USS Liberty and False Flags

“… it demonstrates that a major power – when believes its vital interest are involved – will sacrifice any number of its own people“. Malcolm Fraser.

Oct 14 13:21

The UK House of Commons’ Palestine vote: a well meant but futile gesture

Alan Hart explains why the two-state solution to the Palestine-Israel conflict – the premise on which British lawmakers voted in favour of recognising a Palestinian state – is no longer possible.

Oct 14 12:45

UN chief Ban: Israeli occupation led to Gaza war

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon blamed last summer’s Gaza war on Israel’s “occupation” of Palestinian territories, as he called on both parties to finalized an agreement for a two-state solution.

Oct 14 12:25

Forbidden Liberty: British MP’s Vote ‘Yes’ to Palestine, Israel Now Fears Public Opinion

There was never any ‘roadmap to peace’ as ringleaders in Washington would have you believe. That’s why nothing has happened in 30 years since “peace negotiations” started. Israel made sure it went no where by insisting that Palestinian statehood, or any other form of liberation from occupation or apartheid would come about only as from negotiations with the Israel. Meanwhile, Israel stayed busy building its Berlin walls and increasing its manifest destiny condo communities to gerrymander its own conveniently undeclared borders.

The formula is simple: Israel gets bigger, while Palestine gets smaller. While they’re add it, they might as well demolish some 30,000 Palestinian homes and kill a few thousand women and children. Not too difficult to see when you take off those cheap AIPAC-issued 3-D glasses.

Oct 14 09:55

Ban Ki-moon: Gaza is a source of shame to the international community

The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, described the destruction in Gaza from the recent conflict with Israel as “beyond description” and a source of “shame to the international community” as he visited the war-devastated coastal strip on Tuesday.

Urging a speedy reconstruction effort, he announced that Israel was permitting the first truckloads of construction materials to enter the coastal strip, which has been blockaded by Israel and Egypt since before the conflict.

“I am here with a heavy heart,” Ban told a press conference. “The destruction which I have seen coming here is beyond description,” he added.

Ban said the damage was far worse than what he had seen after the previous conflict – Operation Cast Lead – that took place in 2008-09.

Oct 14 09:13

EU TO WAGE DIPLOMATIC WAR AGAINST ISRAEL

Sweden recognized “Palestine” on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, and on Monday the UK followed suit in a non-binding vote – now “frustrated” European officials reveal that they are ready to take their diplomatic war on Israel to the next stage.

Oct 14 09:12

NO PEACE WITH PALESTINE IF THERE IS A PALESTINE

Israel warned Tuesday that a vote by the British parliament in favor of recognizing a Palestinian state risked undermining the prospects for peace.

They said the same last week when Sweden’s Parliament voted the same ….

Israel obviously likes things as they are …. Occupation strengthens the prospects of peace according to ziologic. It maters not what the rest of the world has to say. Occupation = 30 BILLION DOLLAR$ a year … no way are they prepared to give that up!

Oct 14 08:18

Israel, Here Comes The End

Apparently, the confident Zio-patriotic balloon has been burst by a few Palestinian rockets landing in Tel Aviv. In truth, this implosion is occurring because the Jewish State is an inconvincible concept. As much as the Jews yearned to return to their phantasmic ‘homeland,’ they failed to make Palestine into a true home. On the contrary, Israel has become the definitive showcase of every problematic Jewish ideological and cultural trait: it is racially supremacist, it is exclusive, it is an abusive ghetto suffocated with goy hatred, and its treatment of its own people and especially its poor is despicable.

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And those are their GOOD qualities! :)

Oct 14 07:47

UK decision to recognize Palestine angers Israel

Israel has expressed anger at the British parliament’s vote in favor of recognizing the state of Palestine.

Oct 14 07:41

Mystery surrounds letters praising Holocaust denial video

A Holocaust denial video that suggested Jews were not exterminated by gas chambers at the Nazi Auschwitz concentration camp mysteriously received flattering praise in letters from the offices of one U.S. representative, a Maine state representative and a high-ranking policy adviser to the president of Hungary who now works for NATO.

A fourth letter from a U.S. representative acknowledged receiving the video, but only described it as “informative,” and returned the video to the sender.

The Washington Times reached three of the four individuals whose offices sent out the flattering responses, and, in all three cases, officials denied having actually watched the video and offered apologies.

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Well, that's politicians for you. But despite the obvious bias of "How could you praise that documentary" in the Washington Times, the video is very good, worth watching, and presents a strong case that the real events of Nazi Germany were greatly exaggerated to create political support for the creation of the state of Israel.

Video link added at reader request.

Oct 14 07:31

West Bank Mosque Torched in Racist Attack

“The lower story was completely torched and someone spray-painted ‘price tag’ and ‘Kahane was right’ on the walls,” Zakaria Sada from Nablus told Army Radio. The graffiti was in Hebrew, he said.

Oct 14 07:28

Israeli settlers set fire to a mosque in Nablus

Israeli settlers set fire to the Abu Bakr Mosque in the town of Aqraba, Nablus in the northern West Bank, at dawn today.

An activist said a number of worshipers who were on their way to the mosque for dawn prayers were shocked to find the women's room in the basement on fire. The fire damaged the carpet, copies of the Quran and caused a number of windows to break.

He added that settlers also graffitied racist slogans on the wall on the mosque calling for the death of the Arabs and for them to be killed.

Oct 14 07:13

Palestinian Christians denounce priest for claiming Israel grants them freedom

Yara Salameh was shocked when she watched Jibril Nadaf, a priest from Nazareth, repeat a call on fellow Palestinian Christians to serve in the Israeli military.

Nadaf claimed Israel was the only country in the Middle East where Christians are “not persecuted” during a speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council on 23 September.

“I couldn’t believe it,” said Salameh, a 25-year-old pharmacist from the village of Turan, home to both Christians and Muslims, located in the Galilee region of present-day Israel.

“He represents no one but himself. The army he wants us to join is the same one shedding the blood of our innocent brothers and sisters — Palestinian blood just like ours,” she told The Electronic Intifada.

Oct 14 07:13

Israel condemns UK parliament's Palestine recognition vote

Israel has criticised a vote by British lawmakers to recognise Palestine as a state. The motion was passed in a historic vote by a majority of 274 to just 12.

Though the move is not expected to change government policy, Israel expressed its concern on Tuesday that the move could "undermine peace prospects."

Oct 14 07:09

Tear gas and stun grenades used against schoolchildren

Hebron, Occupied Palestine – Today at the Salaymeh checkpoint in al-Khalil (Hebron), Israeli soldiers fired four long-range tear gas canisters, and threw three stun grenades, all towards children leaving school to walk home.

One tear gas grenade was also thrown directly at ISM activists documenting the military violence.

Oct 14 04:51

Confronting Campus Scourge of Anti-Israel Venom

Indeed, I do not recall the Center for Jewish Studies at UCLA discussing whether it is appropriate for an academic unit that calls itself “Center for Near East Studies” to take an entire country, a home to about 50% of the Jewish people, and to claim it as illegitimate, obsessively denying Jews the right to a homeland in the Middle East. The co-directors of CNES, Gabriel Piterberg and Sondra Hale, are active promoters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, and have signed several petitions to boycott Israeli academics (including me).

Oct 14 03:47

The Ringworm Scandal: When Israeli Doctors Killed Tens of Thousands of Arab Children

The 2004 documentary, The Ringworm Children, presents the historical context of this immigration and is dedicated to the greatest national medical scandal in the state’s history. During this early period, Israel looked with deep suspicion on the Arab olim. They were viewed not only as culturally inferior, but as reservoirs of disease. To be fair, these same views had been prominent in the U.S. during the heights of immigration to this country.

Oct 13 20:36

Norwegian Dr Gilbert on the Israeli attack on Gaza (2014)

What can now be said about the massive Israeli attacks on Gaza the summer of 2014? The Norwegian medical doctor Mads Gilbert was there. In this 10-minute interview/essay by Truls Lie of Le Monde diplomatique (Scandinavia), Dr. Gilbert contemplates the attacks, what it means to be defined "a terrorist", the people he met at Al-Shifa hospital, and why peace for all has to begin with Israel ending the occupation and suppression of the Palestinian people – and lift the siege of Gaza.
(Warning: The film contains graphic images.)

Please share the film!
http://vimeo.com/105781294

Oct 13 14:19

U.K. parliament passes non-binding motion to recognize Palestinian state

In majority of 274-12, Parliament decides to support the motion calling for the recognition of a Palestinian state alongside Israel.

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Oct 13 14:00

Israeli lobby seeks to block UK parliament vote on Palestine

Efforts by the Israeli lobby in the UK and Britain’s Friends of Israel parliamentary groups, have recently gained momentum to block a motion to recognize Palestine as an independent state.

Oct 13 13:11

Mainstream Media Blackout On Israeli Crimes

As a consequence of the corporate mass media’s blackout of the news about Israeli crimes against humanity; as a consequence of the International Criminal Court’s cowardly disregard of crimes committed by Israeli leaders while instead charging Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta with crimes against humanity; and as a consequence of the West’s Israeli orchestrated preoccupation with the necessity to wage war against ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) — which came into being with covert encouragement and assistance from the real axis of evil of the U.S., Israel, and Saudi Arabia — Israel’s latest barbaric assault euphemistically codenamed Operation Protective Edge but in reality intended to ethnically cleanse the Palestinian people, has been quietly and quickly forgotten.

Oct 13 09:35

THE CIA AND MOSSAD COMBINE FORCES TO ‘FIGHT’ TERRORISM

Ever hear of MEMRI? (Middle East Research Institute)

The institute was co-founded in 1998 by Yigal Carmon, a former Israeli military intelligence officer and Meyrav Wurmser, an Israeli-born, American political scientist. MEMRI states that its goal is to “bridge the language gap between the Middle East and the West”. Critics charge that it aims to portray the Arab and Muslim world in a negative light, through the production and dissemination of inaccurate translations and by selectively translating views of extremists while deemphasizing or ignoring mainstream opinions. (FROM)

Emphasis on Critics charge that it aims to portray the Arab and Muslim world in a negative light, through the production and dissemination of inaccurate translations and by selectively translating views of extremists while deemphasizing or ignoring mainstream opinions.

Consider me one of those ‘critics’!

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Me too.

Oct 13 09:33

IN PHOTOS ~~ THE WORLD STANDS WITH PALESTINE IN HARLEM

On Saturday evening, October 11th, a meeting was held at the Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz Community Center in Harlem, NYC. It was formerly the Audubon and the conference took place in the ballroom, almost sacred ground because it is where Malcolm was assassinated. It began with a very good buffet dinner and the music of an excellent Latino band. Tables were set up around the side of the large room selling beautiful handmade Palestinian goods, Mumia T-shirts and giving out information. The theme of the evening was solidarity among oppressed peoples and the interconnections between the various peoples struggles.

Oct 13 07:31

BDS protestors confront Israeli shipping line in Tampa

The following is a write up of the Block the Boat Tampa picket and protest which was held in the morning hours of October 11th at the Port of Tampa against the ZIM ship, Alabama.

At 5:30 am, activists, community organizers, local labor union members and representatives and members from nearly two dozen social justice organizations marched down the entryway to the Port of Tampa where barricades were set up to stifle our resistance to Israeli apartheid entering our shores, our community in Tampa Bay.

Oct 13 07:29

Israel's plan to build 600 new homes in E. Jerusalem earns UN’s anger

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his frustration at Israel’s settlement program, which plans 600 new homes in East Jerusalem. The new units are set to expand four existing settlements in the Palestinian city.

"I once again strongly condemn the continued settlement activity by Israel," the UN chief told journalists after a meeting with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Ramallah.

The Israeli government also plans to seize one square kilometer of farmland near Bethlehem, “intended for the construction of settlement units, parks, a synagogue and agricultural roads,” according to a report by the Palestinian news agency WAFA.

Oct 13 07:19

Rumors Swirling About Israel's Shocking 'Endgame' Plan for Palestinians in Gaza

It is difficult to imagine that sooner or later Israel will not face a massive upheaval on its doorstep. So how does Israel propose to avert a scenario in which it must either savagely repress a mass uprising by Palestinians in Gaza or sit by and watch them tear down their prison walls?

Reports in the Arab and Israeli media – in part corroborated by the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas – suggest that Egypt may be at the heart of plans to solve the problem on Israel’s behalf.

Oct 13 07:05

Ex-ministers among Israeli figures urging UK MPs to recognize Palestine

Some 300 ex-diplomats, former ministers and activists sign letter supporting Labour lawmaker’s non-binding motion to be voted on Monday

Oct 13 07:04

St. Louis police give Israeli-style excuses for arresting peaceful protesters

As she waited in line to be processed at the Justice Center, Ozeir recalls an officer asking her, “Were you born in this country?”

“Yes I was born in this country,” she replied.

“You know, you can’t do this stuff in Islamic countries,” he fired back, according to her account.

“What kind of stuff?” she responded.

“You can’t protest in those countries without getting shot,” Ozeir said the officer responded.

“People get shot in this country for doing that here all the time as well. I don’t know what Islamic countries you’re talking about but there are protests there frequently. I can name you some,” Ozeir told the officer.

“All these countries you’re talking about get a lot of money from America, so they’re influenced by America,” Ozeir recalls the officer saying. Ozeir was then taken away for a health screening, bringing the exchange to an end.

Oct 13 06:31

IDF issued 119 orders to seize Palestinian property in 2013, up from one in 2011

The Israel Defense Forces issued 119 orders to confiscate property from Palestinians in the West Bank in 2013, compared to just one such order in 2011. In a response to the civil rights organization Hamoked Center for the Defense of the Individual, the IDF did not specify the items that were seized or what was done with them. The state has until the end of this month to reply to a High Court of Justice petition against an injunction issued last December that prohibits Palestinians from appealing property confiscations through the military court system.

Oct 13 05:59

Israeli minister: World may be wasting its money on Gaza

The countries who pledged vast sums to rebuild the Gaza Strip in Cairo Sunday will have made worthless donations if the people of the Gaza Strip return to terror, Transportation Minister Israel Katz said Sunday.

Katz, who is one of the ministers closest to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, issued the warning at a gathering of some 2000 Likud activists outside his Sukka on his ranch on the Moshav Kfar Ahim in the northern Negev.

"The Gazans must decide what they want to be Singapore or Darfur [which rhymes in Hebrew]," Katz said. "They can pick between economic recovery and war and destruction. If they choose terror, the world should not waste its money. If one missile will be fired, everything will go down the drain."

Oct 12 13:33

Which way will the UK Parliament jump when it votes on Palestinian recognition?

Stuart Littlewood looks at how Israel’s flag wavers in the lower chamber of the British parliament are rallying their forces to thwart a motion to unilaterally recognise the state of Palestine.

Oct 12 11:13

AN ORWELLIAN LOOK AT THE ISRAELI ARMY

Certain segments of the ultra orthodox community view those that serve in the Israeli army as pigs, an insult needless to say to any Jew who follows the laws of Kashrut ( laws concerning Kosher food).

Oct 12 08:28

Faking “antisemitism”

'I remember as a young rabbi working with university students in Johannesburg in the late 1970’s. At that time, they were completely apathetic to Judaism. My colleagues and I were struggling to elicit any meaningful response to Jewish programs on campus. During one particular meeting, we seriously contemplated getting up in the dead of night to spray-paint some swastikas on the Student Union building. Surely, that would get some reaction…'

~~~ Rabbi Yossy Goldman

Oct 12 08:07

Jewish settlers burn olive trees in Salfit, perform Talmudic rituals in ancient Suleiman pools

A group of Israeli settlers have burned and vandalized Friday evening a number of olive trees in Yassouf town in Salfit under Israeli occupation forces protection.

Local sources confirmed that Palestinian farmers confronted the settlers and prevented further damage to their olive groves located near Tafuh settlement.

Israeli settlers and forces have daily carried out systematic attacks against olive groves especially during olive harvest in order to prevent the farmers from picking their own fruits.

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It takes ten years after planting an Olive tree before you can collect a usable crop.

Oct 12 07:49

Illinois chancellor who fired Salaita accused of serial self-plagiarism

Chancellor Phyllis Wise, the top administrator who fired Steven Salaita from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign after complaints from pro-Israel donors, is facing allegations from academic peers of unethical conduct that may stretch back two decades.

Evidence has emerged of several instances of duplicate publishing – a widely condemned form of unethical behavior sometimes called “self-plagiarism.”

It occurs when an author publishes the same research or the same or substantially similar paper in multiple venues without acknowledging the fact, in effect passing off the old research as something new.

Oct 12 07:48

'Israel should help rebuild Gaza'

Israel must play a role in the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, a top US official said on Wednesday ahead of key donor talks in Cairo, also pressing all sides to agree a lasting ceasefire.

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"Of course we will rebuild Gaza ... just as soon as you Americans give us the money for it!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Oct 12 07:08

US pledges $212mn, Qatar $1bn for Gaza reconstruction following Israel's war with Hamas

At a Cairo conference Sunday, US Secretary of State John Kerry emphasized the importance of getting funds to the people of Gaza as soon as possible: "The people of Gaza do need our help desperately, not tomorrow, not next week, but they need it now" he said.

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Well maybe giving Israel all those billions of dollars in weapons in the first place wasn't such a good idea in the first place, John, especially since every penny of it is illegal under the Symington Amendment and the Glenn Act. And if politicians broke the law to give Israel that aid in the first place, then they should personally pay the costs of reconstruction rather than continue this scam of forcing the American taxpayer to pay for blowing up Gaza then force them to pay for rebuilding it, now in its third iteration!

Oct 11 23:12

Judeo-American imperium manipulates Canada into farcical ISIS quagmire

Unbeknownst to most Americans and Canadians who get all of their information from the lamestream media, ISIS is not only not a ‘threat’ in any capacity to the US or Canada, it is a wholly fabricated mercenary army, trained and deployed by the CIA and Mossad to cause problems for countries that aren’t compliant with the Judeo-American empire. Hence, the so-called Jihadists of ISIS only ever attack countries whose governments haven’t fallen completely under the thumb of Tel Aviv and Washington

Oct 11 13:38

THE TRAGEDY OF MODERN DEMOCRACY

Once in power, modern democratic governments behave little differently than many authoritarian states do. Wars are started without consent and for purposes not in the public interest. Secret services carry out acts government would be ashamed to be seen openly doing. Armies for needless wars are conscripted or bribed into existence. Rights people regarded as basic may be suspended at any time. Injustices abound. Many “democratic” states practice illegal arrest, torture, assassination, and, above all, secrecy. Secrecy is so much a part of things today that when citizens do vote, they haven’t the least idea what they are voting for.

Oct 11 12:34

Did Israel commit genocide in Gaza?

In a special session of the Russell Tribunal held in Brussels on September 24, Israel’s military operation “Protective Edge” was critically scrutinized from the perspective of international law, including the core allegation of genocide. The process featured a series of testimonies by legal and weapons experts, health workers, journalists and others most of whom had experienced the 50 days of military assault.

Oct 11 12:02

BIBI FACES THE NATION AND LIES THROUGH HIS TEETH

I’m not sure if this man is stupid or does he think everyone else is ….

Watch the following and decide for yourself.

Oct 11 12:02

ZIONISM’S PLAN TO SPREAD EBOLA

First zion helped the US establish ISIS, now they have plans for the monster ….

Spielberg couldn’t have written a funnier script even if he tried.

Oct 11 08:50

Canada and Israel: Partners in Racial and Humanitarian Crimes

As most of the world has duly noted, Canada under the neo-Conservative Harper regime has been a front-runner in supporting Israel in its racial apartheid policies in Israel. Also, recently a discussion comparing South Africa’s apartheid system with that of Israel has occurred with South African testimony indicating that, while they are not the same, they are very similar, and in some circumstances, Israel’s apartheid is worse. What is not seen is Canada’s role in modeling apartheid for South Africa under the Afrikaner-dominated National Party. Canada’s role in developing these systems of apartheid has been seldom noted academically, and is given very little attention either domestically or internationally.

Oct 11 08:40

Israeli Military Official: The Upcoming War on Gaza Will Be Greater

Israeli occupation military officer said that “the upcoming war on Gaza will be greater, and will down more victims,” Israeli sources say.

Eyal Eizenberg, Israeli Occupation Army Home Front Command, in a lecture in The Institute for National Security Studies (Tel Aviv University), said that “the recent assault on Gaza is not at all similar to the upcoming war that the Israeli army is preparing for.”

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Translation: what Eyal Eizenberg is talking about is genocide of all Palestinian Gazans.

Oct 11 07:19

Israel, Here Comes The End

An Israeli Facebook page launched earlier this month to assist Israelis in escaping their apocalypse through migration has now gone viral reaching more than 700,000 Israelis. It is called Olim Le-Berlin, ‘Ascending to Berlin,’ using the same positive Hebrew expression ‘Aliya’ attributed to the Jewish Diaspora emigrating to Israel.

Apparently, the confident Zio-patriotic balloon has been burst by a few Palestinian rockets landing in Tel Aviv. In truth, this implosion is occurring because the Jewish State is an inconvincible concept. As much as the Jews yearned to return to their phantasmic ‘homeland,’ they failed to make Palestine into a true home. On the contrary, Israel has become the definitive showcase of every problematic Jewish ideological and cultural trait: it is racially supremacist, it is exclusive, it is an abusive ghetto suffocated with goy hatred, and its treatment of its own people and especially its poor is despicable.

Oct 11 06:58

Why Benjamin Netanyahu Is Wrong To Cite ‘American Values’ in Jerusalem Feud

In case you missed it, Netanyahu and President Obama were blindsided hours before their October 1 Oval Office meeting by an announcement of new construction in East Jerusalem. Final approval had been given for 2,610 housing units at Givat Matos, across the old pre-1967 border on the road to Bethlehem. These announcements crop up regularly at delicate moments in U.S.-Israel relations. It’s almost a ritual.

Oct 10 13:19

Anger grows within Labour over forced Palestinian vote

Earlier this week, party managers instructed Labour shadow ministers that they had to vote in favour of a historic parliamentary motion on Monday that would call on the British Government to unilaterally recognise the state of Palestine.

But the move has resulted in a furious backlash from pro-Israeli members of the party who believe that Labour should recognise Palestine only as part of a wide Middle East peace settlement.

It also led to an unprecedented letter to MPs from Labour’s sister party in Israel warning that any vote in favour of recognition would make peace less rather than more likely.

Several shadow ministers are understood to have gone to see Mr Miliband in an effort to persuade him to change his mind and offer Labour MPs a free vote on the motion – which is being proposed by the backbench MP Grahame Morris.

Oct 10 13:19

Conflict-themed eatery angers US Jews

A Pittsburgh eatery showcasing foods from countries with which the US is in conflict angered the local Jewish community this week after featuring Palestinian cuisine and Palestinian-centric discussion events as its theme for October.

The restaurant, Conflict Kitchen, features food from a different country or culture every month. In the past, it has featured the cuisines of Afghanistan, North Korea, Cuba, Iran, and Venezuela.

Oct 10 12:34

Israeli perception and reality

Jamal Kanj shows how lying is an integral aspect of Zionist culture, and he illustrates this with examples from Israeli leaders spanning decades and prominent US Zionists such as Henry Kissinger.

Oct 10 12:33

Freedom Walking for Palestine and BDS

In the 1960s, US Freedom Riders challenged racist injustice and related human rights abuses. Their activism made a difference.

They rode interstate buses across segregated southern states. They risked life and limb at times doing so.

They endured arrests for trespassing, unlawful assembly, as well as violating state and local Jim Crow laws.

They highlighted racial injustice. They did so because it matters.

Oct 10 12:33

Israel and the genocide word

Jonathan Cook argues that the word “occupation” does not adequately describe Israel’s “unique strategy of incrementally destroying the Palestinian people”, a strategy comprising a mixture of ethnic cleansing, apartheid and incremental genocide.

Oct 10 09:38

Beyond Occupation: Israel and the G-Word

Israeli officials were caught in a revealing lie late last month as the country celebrated the Jewish New Year. Shortly after declaring the most popular boy’s name in Israel to be “Yosef”, the interior ministry was forced to concede that the top slot was actually filled by “Mohammed”.

Oct 10 07:58

WHY WAS MY DAUGHTER’S WEDDING SEEN AS A SECURITY THREAT TO ISRAEL?

My daughter and her fiance? have never been involved in any wrong doing or security violations. However, Israel is so notorious for invoking the security mantra to justify denying Palestinians their basic rights.

One Civil Administration official in Hebron told me that “if your daughter wanted to join her husband in Gaza, she would have to sign documents, wavering her right to return to the West Bank. In other words, she would have to willfully accept eternal deportation.

Oct 10 07:58

SELF INFLICTED ANTI SEMITISM

The event reported in yesterday’s post seems to have rocked the foundations of zion. The last thing Israel wants is to be publicly criticized, especially by American Jews. Even worse is when those very same Jews endorse the BDS Movement.

As always, Israel’s only defense is to lie about the situation and to use their latest tactic of artificial anti Semitism as is reported below …

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Read this all the way to the bottom!

Oct 10 06:59

Jews in US slam restaurant featuring Palestinian food

In Pensilvania Pittsburgh a restaurant, PA's Conflict Kitchen, has come under fire by some members of the city's Jewish community on the grounds that they're upset that the restaurant is serving Palestinian food.

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The whiners are back!

Oct 10 06:38

EU bans dairy products from Israeli settlements

The European Union (EU) has decided to ban imports of dairy products made in Israeli settlements of the occupied West Bank as of January.

Oct 10 06:29

Palestinian Christian Leaders: Europe Must Recognize the State of Palestine

In a Middle East region that continues to suffer from the consequences of violence, the people of Palestine continue to live under occupation and in exile. Palestinian Christians, the descendants of the first Christians, are an integral part of the Palestinian people, continue to suffer, just like our Palestinian Muslim and Samaritan brothers and sisters, we have been denied of our national and human rights for almost a century Heads of churches and Christian clergy in Jerusalem wrote in a letter send to European Union officials.

They said in the letter:"From Jerusalem, our occupied capital, we send our urgent message to the whole world and particularly to Europe: We are yearning for justice and peace. Recognizing Palestine and defining Israel's borders is a first step towards that goal".

Oct 10 05:44

UNIFIL denies saying Israel fired cluster bombs into Lebanon

he United Nations’ observer force in Lebanon on Thursday denied telling Lebanese security sources that Israel had fired cluster bombs into Lebanon after an attack on IDF soldiers by Hezbollah on Tuesday.

A Lebanese media report initially said a joint investigation by the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon and the Lebanese army had found that Israel had fired cluster bombs into Lebanon. The Israeli artillery fire caused damage to 10 sites in Kfar Chouba and the Shebaa Farms region, Lebanese news source The Daily Star reported, citing unnamed security sources.

Oct 10 05:23

Remembering Mike Wallace, A Jew Unafraid of the Truth

Several months later, in July 1991, an independent government commission headed by Israeli Judge Ezra Kama concluded that, indeed, the Palestinian deaths were the result not of a nefarious PLO plot, but rather of an Israeli police riot. Despite the resulting 17 deaths, there was no call for anyone to be punished. And none was.

Larry Tisch, a major American backer of Israel who also happened to own CBS, summoned Mike and “60 Minutes” Executive Producer Don Hewitt (also Jewish) to a fraught breakfast meeting to defend our report, fact by fact.

Mike and Don wound up in a shouting match at an A-list dinner party with real estate and publishing mogul Mort Zuckerman, literary agent Morton Janklow and Barbara Walters (who ironically, in a teary TV statement after Mike’s death, said, “There was no journalist like Mike, and I don’t think there will be”).

Oct 10 05:19

Palestinians And Israeli Police Clash On Jerusalem's Temple Mount

The clashes erupted after several dozen masked Palestinians began throwing rocks, firecrackers and other pyrotechnical devices at police when the site — known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary — opened for prayers on Wednesday morning, said spokeswoman Luba Samri.

There was no immediate information on whether any Palestinian protesters were hurt.

Police chased the demonstrators toward the Al-Aqsa mosque, where they barricaded themselves inside and continued hurling objects in the direction of the police, said Samri.

Flashback: Mike Wallace Remembered 60 minutes. An outraged Benjamin Netanyahu, then deputy minister of foreign affairs, appeared at a dramatic press conference, exhibiting a huge, lethal-looking boulder in his hands. Reportedly, several Jews had been hospitalized.

Oct 10 05:19

Why won't Israel sign the Arms Trade Treaty?

A critical moment for human rights took place last week: the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) became a reality. This is a historical treaty, that like many other historical treaties, makes something that is patently obvious illegal by international law: the sale of weapons, which could be used to commit genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and other serious violations of human rights. Thus, the treaty will serve to significantly limit these serious violations.

But what may seem so obvious is not so simple at all. The idea was floated around in the offices of Amnesty International in 1993 between the organization, legal experts from Cambridge and Nobel Peace Prize winners. Since then, many hours of work have been put into the idea.

Oct 10 05:11

Nukes on the High Seas: Israel's Underwater Atomic Arsenal

In a few months, the fifth “Dolphin” submarine will leave Germany and enter Israeli service. A sixth boat will arrive by 2017. Under normal circumstances, a force of six modern diesel-electric submarines would represent a large, but not outlandish, undersea commitment on the part of a country of Israel’s size and wealth. But the Dolphins apparently play a much larger role in Israel’s self-defense plans; reports indicate that they will carry a portion of Israel’s nuclear deterrent, in the form of nuclear-armed, submarine-launched cruise missiles (SLCMs). Theoretically, this gives Israel the third leg (after ballistic missiles and fighter-bombers) of the nuclear triad. But do the Dolphins provide a practical deterrent?

Oct 09 15:20

ISIS/ISIL Ebola Suicide Bombers Coming To America And Europe

Just when you think the situation can't get any worse, there's a new threat being announced by the Israeli News Agency.

Imagine your at a large public event with thousands of people attending when all of a sudden a Jihadists, infected with Ebola, detonates a bomb he is wearing. Now imagine a coordinated attack like this in multiple cities across the city within hours of each other.

Oct 09 10:50

IN PHOTOS ~~ APARTHEID AND WAR ARE NOT GAMES! BOYCOTT ISRAEL ON THE COURTS!!

When activists arrived at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to protest a Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces fundraiser that was coupled with an exhibition game between the Nets and Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv, the police were waiting with a message of their own. As the night unfolded, this message spoke volumes. Protesters would not be allowed on the expansive plaza that unfolds from the front of the Barclays Center all the way to the Atlantic Yards subway entrance. Instead, they would have to be in a fenced-off pen on the narrow strip of sidewalk to the side of the arena. Yes, an outdoor space built with public funds was deemed a privatized, no-free-speech zone, enforced by armed public employees, otherwise known as the police.

Oct 09 09:44

Netanyahu orders clampdown on Jerusalem unrest

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu told police chiefs and the Shin Bet security service on Tuesday to get tough on violent Palestinian protest in Jerusalem, which has spiked in recent months.

Oct 09 09:44

EU set to reassess ties if Israel doesn’t move on peace

Fed up with settlement expansion, officials in Brussels are working on punitive measures to be implemented as soon as the political leadership wants to do so

Oct 09 09:38

Israelis Chant “N*ggers Go Home” Carrying ISIS-Style Flags At Anti-African Rally

Israelis took to the streets with ISIS-style flags, chanting “niggers go home” at an anti-African rally in Tel Aviv following an Israeli High Court ruling to close the Holot detention center. Israel has faced international scrutiny for it’s treatment of refugees, most of whom hail from Africa. Both the Israeli government and public have fought to deport as many refugees as possible, claiming that they threaten the Jewish identity of the country.?

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Israel has become one of the most virulently apartheid, xenophobic countries on the face of the earth.

"The only 'democracy' in the Middle East"?!?!? Give me a break!!

And of course, we will hear ABSOLUTELY NOTHING from President Obama about this whatsoever.

Oct 09 09:26

VIDEO: ISRAELIS CHANT “N*GGERS GO HOME” CARRYING ISIS-STYLE FLAGS AT ANTI-AFRICAN RALLY

Israelis took to the streets with ISIS-style flags, chanting “niggers go home” at an anti-African rally in Tel Aviv following an Israeli High Court ruling to close the Holot detention center. Israel has faced international scrutiny for it’s treatment of refugees, most of whom hail from Africa. Both the Israeli government and public have fought to deport as many refugees as possible, claiming that they threaten the Jewish identity of the country.

Oct 09 08:30

Israelis: Send Obama Ebola

According to an August 2014 poll, half of Israelis want to send Obama Ebola for only supporting Israeli terrorism 95, not 100%.

In the wake of Israel’s summer 2014 genocidal massacre in Gaza, euphemistically called Operation “Protective” Edge,” the US corporate media is finally (somewhat) catching on to the egregious degree of violent extremism, racism, and downright fascism in Israeli culture.

A 5 August NBC story, titled “Send President Obama Ebola as Birthday Gift, Some Israelis Say,” reports that, according to a recent poll, 46% of Israelis “said they wanted to give Barack Obama an envelope containing the Ebola virus as a present for his 53rd birthday.”

Note, these aren’t just “some” Israelis, as NBC writes; these are almost half of Israelis.

Oct 09 06:04

Jordan, Abbas slam Israeli 'siege' on Al-Aqsa compound

Jordan has slammed the storming of occupied East Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound by Israeli troops on Wednesday, urging the international community to pressure the self-proclaimed Jewish state to "lift its siege" on the holy site.

In a statement, government spokesman Mohamed al-Momani denounced what he described as the "heinous crime" committed by Israeli forces, accusing the latter of opening fire inside the mosque, leading to the injury of several worshippers.

"Continued Israeli assaults on the Al-Aqsa Mosque and worshippers therein have become one of the most commonly-used justifications for terror and religious extremism in the region," he said.

Oct 09 05:44

Young Israeli cyberwarriors learn to duel in the dark

BEERSHEBA, Israel — There are a lot of secrets kept in Israel’s intelligence community, but this is not one of them: Israel aims to become a cybersecurity superpower, and to do that, the Israeli military is launching an ambitious program to groom the next generation of cyberwarriors while they are still in high school.

The little Jewish state that prides itself on the sobriquet “Start-up Nation” has set cyber­security as a national goal, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a prominent cheerleader.

Oct 09 05:35

U.S. life insurance company underwrites Israeli colonel’s talk on his army’s ‘moral high ground’ in Gaza

The Meltzer Group is a Washington area insurance company. “Many of the nation’s most successful real estate, construction and development firms rely on us to help meet their insurance and financial management needs,” its site reads. And it has endorsements from industry leaders and trade journals. Its CEO is a supporter of Zionist causes, but you’d think his company would stay out of politics.

Nope. Look what it’s sponsoring, at the Sixth and Eye Synagogue in D.C., a speech by an Israeli colonel reservist who has a business looking after Israel’s “moral compass” explaining why it was so necessary for Israel to kill 2100 Palestinians this summer as part of “war on terror.”

Oct 09 05:17

Israel must play role in rebuilding Gaza: US

Washington (AFP) - Israel must play a role in the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, a top US official said Wednesday ahead of key donor talks in Cairo, also pressing all sides to agree to a lasting ceasefire.
The Palestinian government has unveiled a 76-page reconstruction plan for Gaza, calling for $4 billion to rebuild the war-battered territory, with the largest amount going to build housing for some 100,000 left homeless.

Oct 08 15:16

Bag full of Islamic State flags discovered in north

Police launched an investigation Tuesday morning after a bag containing dozens of Islamic State flags was found in an industrial area in Nazareth Illit by a municipal worker.

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BUMP TO THE TOP

Everyone kept asking where all those black ISIS flags were coming from and now we know. They come from Israel!

Oct 08 14:39

Israel’s kosher philosopher

Gilad Atzmon looks at how Israeli “philosopher” Asa Kasher justifies killing Palestinian civilians and offers “a glimpse into Jewish tribal ethno-centrism in which ‘goodness’ is defined solely by Jewish interests”.

Oct 08 14:37

How Obama could earn his Nobel Peace Prize

Alan Hart outlines a scenario that would enable President Obama to overcome the Zionist lobby in Congress and force Israel to be serious about peace on terms the Palestinians could accept.

Oct 08 10:55

Settlers Burn Orchards Near Bethlehem

WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency reports that a group of people from the illgal Betar Illit settlement, located to the west of Bethlehem, set fire to lands adjacent to the settlement which were planted with olive, cypress and pine trees. Thirty Roman-time olive trees were reportedly burnt.

The Nahhalin Village Profile indicates that Nahhalin village is an agricultural area, characterized by grape vines, nuts and various other crops. It also shows that 15% of local laborers work in the agricultural sector, the workers of which are listed among the economical groups most affected by Israeli occupation restrictions.

Furthermore, Nahhalin is bordered by illegal Israeli settlements: two to the north; Betar ‘Illit and Hadar Betar, and a number of which are part of Gosh Etzion settlements (Rosh Zurim, El’azar, Allon Shevut and Kfar Etzion), to the south.

Oct 08 10:35

The Kosher ‘Philosopher’

Today I came across a uniquely banal rant by Asa Kasher, a Jewish ‘philosopher’ at Tel Aviv University. Kasher, who also authored the ‘IDF ethical code,’ defended Israel’s military conduct in the recent Gaza campaign in an article published in the Jewish Review of Books.

Oct 08 09:55

Israel Bars Building Materials from Gaza – 15,671 Housing Units Damaged During Military Assault “Protective Edge”

The Israeli authorities have delayed indefinitely the entry of 60 truckloads of building materials into the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian official said.

“We were notified by the Palestinian National Company that Israel has indefinitely delayed the entry of the 60 trucks into the Gaza Strip,” Mounir al-Ghalban of Gaza’s border authority told our media sources.

The move came despite Israeli “promises” to allow the entry of the construction supplies into the blockaded enclave on Tuesday through Kerem Shalom crossing, he added.

Oct 08 08:32

Syria is Still The Main Target

Whistleblower Edward Snowden, the former employee at US National Security Agency,revealedthat US, UK and Israeli intelligence worked together to create ISIS. In her book “Hard Choices” former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, confessed that the American administration created ISIS, whose primary goal was the destruction of the Arab World. ISIS leader, reported by western media as Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, is actually an Israeli Mossad agent with the name of Elliott Shimon.

Oct 08 08:09

US firm Raytheon wins $149m missile contract with Israel

Raytheon, a major American defense contractor and the world’s largest producer of guided missiles, has won an Israeli contract to supply $149.3 million in Tamir missiles, the projectiles used in Israel’s Iron Dome defense system.

The Iron Dome system was jointly developed and funded by the US. It is credited by the IDF with shooting down over 700 rockets from Gaza that were headed for Israeli population centers, a “kill ratio” of about 85-90 percent of the total rockets fired at population centers. (Most of the 4,500 rockets fired from Gaza fell in uninhabited areas in Israel or, in some cases, inside Gaza.)

The contract, from Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., is intended to expand Israel’s supply of Tamir missiles, according to a Raytheon press release last week.

Oct 08 07:58

IN PHOTOS ~~ VIGIL IN NEW YORK TO STOP ARMS TO ISRAEL

As a preface, yesterday Mondoweiss posted a letter by Alan Levine written to Schumer & Gillibrand urging them to follow the Leahy law which states that countries who use arms against a people in a way that violates international law and creates war crimes will no longer receive arms or $ for arms from the US.

Oct 08 07:24

The Question of State Legitimacy - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

Zionist lawyer Alan M. Dershowitz,finds “imperative” is that drone attacks and the like be made legal by, for instance, allowing someone in the government to obtain a warrant that allows an assassination (and its “collateral damage”) to take place.

Oct 08 06:37

The Titanic of the occupation — SodaStream (Update)

SodaStream stocks dropped another 21% today, an all time low for the home seltzer corporation whose principal manufacturing facility is located on a Jewish settlement in apartheid Occupied Palestine. Officially the story is revenues:

Unofficially, it’s the boycott.

Oct 08 05:44

Israel blocks entry of construction materials to Gaza

Israel has prevented dozens of trucks loaded with building materials from entering the besieged Gaza Strip, despite earlier promises to allow such a move.

“We were notified by the Palestinian National Company that Israel has indefinitely delayed the entry of the 60 trucks into the Gaza Strip,” the official Anadolu Agency quoted Mounir al-Ghalban from Gaza’s border authority, as saying on Tuesday.

The Palestinian official further noted that the move came despite “promises” by Israeli authorities to allow the entry of the construction supplies into the besieged Palestinian territory.

Oct 08 04:34

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: How 'lawfare' has become a weapon

Wherever there is war in the modern world, there are allegations of war crimes. But he also said: "The basic presumption that every death has to be translated into a breach of the laws of war is just wrong because death, even of civilians, is not an unreasonable consequence of war.
Note: It is not complicated. Israel murdered over 2100 human beings, wounded another 10,000, and caused 7 billion in damages. Case closed.

Oct 07 22:30

Israel Lobby: in Defense of Christians?

Oct 07 15:47

Is Former Israeli IDF Officer Behind Fake Videos of Beheadings?

Both videos when viewed are strangely similar. In both, a black-hooded executioner, nicknamed in the British press as “Jihadi John” for his strong London accent (!), supposedly takes a sharp knife to the throat of a kneeling, orange-clad James Foley and Steve Sotloff. Then, curiously, Jihadi John begins ostensibly slashing the throats of each, not once, but six times….not a drop of blood. Both Foley and Sotloff bravely kneel, head upright, no knee-jerk avoidance reaction one would expect. Then, just when the heads should be severed, in each, there is a blackout. Next scene: body on ground, head sitting atop. Professionally staged. Look for yourself.

Oct 07 10:53

Is this Palestine's last chance?

Stuart Littlewood explains why Mahmoud Abbas cannot be trusted to stand up for the best interests of the Palestinian people, given his failure to take Israel to the International Criminal Court.

Oct 07 09:22

ISRAEL ORDERED TO COMPENSATE GAZA FAMILY OVER DEADLY ATTACK THAT KILLED 23

WHOA ___________________________

That didn’t happen at all ….

*

Here’s what did ….

Obviously, Israeli lives are worth more than Palestinian ones …

Oct 07 08:26

Sweden, Palestine and the United States

Sweden’s new Prime Minister, Stefan Lofven, has announced that that nation will be the first of the European Union to grant official recognition to Palestine. To date, 134 of the 193 member states of the United Nations recognize Palestine. This is a reasonable step that will, hopefully, set the example for other European nations to do the same.

The United States, Israel’s best friend in all the world, and that bottomless pit of financial assistance for Israel, is, not surprisingly, seriously displeased. A spokeswoman for President Barack Obama said this: “We believe international recognition of a Palestinian state is premature. We certainly support Palestinian statehood, but it can only come through a negotiated outcome, a resolution of final status issues and mutual recognitions by both parties.”

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If George Washington had held to the same policy as Obama, this nation would still be a part of the British Empire!

Oct 07 07:37

Vatican Rejects "Chosen People" Claim, Calls on Israel to End "Occupation"

The Archbishop then questioned the biblical idea of a “promised land” set aside by a specific group of people.

"We Christians cannot speak of the promised land as an exclusive right for a privileged Jewish people,” Bustros continued. "This promise was nullified by Christ. There is no longer a chosen people – all men and women of all countries have become the chosen people."

Oct 07 07:33

SodaStream Warns of Weak Demand, Sales

SodaStream International Ltd. on Tuesday projected sharply lower-than-expected revenue for the third quarter, as sales were hurt by a continuing struggle to gain new customers and by weak demand for its soda makers and flavors.

As a result of the sluggish demand, the maker of beverage carbonation systems said it must change its strategy and improve its execution.

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BDS is working! Keep it up!

Oct 07 07:25

Israel leaders say Jerusalem to remain 'state's capital'

Israeli leaders have asserted that Jerusalem would remain as their state's capital, despite international criticism over recent plans to build more Jewish-only settlement units in the occupied holy city.

"One of the more significant elements of our national unity is the general agreement on Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and the world needs to understand that," Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said on Monday evening during a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

"Jerusalem is our capital and as our capital, we need to allow the residents of the city to live and reside in it," Rivlin was quoted as saying by a statement from the premier's office.

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What the world understands is that Israel was created with Tel Aviv as its capital, and that Israel is in open defiance of multiple United Nations resolutions that Jerusalem is a city that is to be shared with Christians and Muslims.

Oct 07 07:23

Two IDF soldiers wounded as two explosions near Israel-Lebanon border

IDF fires artillery at two Hezbollah targets near border, calling events 'a flagrant violation of Israel's sovereignty.'

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Looks like Israel is trying to restart the war with Lebanon!

Oct 07 07:22

IDF chief threatens to 'knock Lebanon back 70 or 80 years'

In an interview published Friday, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz addressed the prospect of a future war with Hezbollah by threatening to "take Lebanon and knock it back 70 or 80 years, in all areas."

Discussing how the next war would play out, Gantz also stated that it was possible the Israeli army would "need to capture Lebanese territory."

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Israel still wants that Litani river!

Oct 07 06:52

British Parliament To Vote on Recognizing State of Palestine

British lawmakers will next week hold a symbolic parliamentary vote on whether the government should recognize Palestine as a state, a move unlikely to shift official policy but designed to raise the political profile of the issue.

Oct 07 05:34

Bureau of prisons changes Pollard status to ‘life’

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. Bureau of Prisons changed Jonathan Pollard’s release date on its website from “Nov. 15 2015” to “Life.”

A spokesman for the Bureau of Prisons was unable Monday to explain the change on the bureau’s “inmate locator,” which he confirmed occurred recently. Under sentencing guidelines in place in 1987 when Pollard, a former U.S. Navy analyst, got his life sentence for spying for Israel, he is eligible for automatic parole consideration on Nov. 21 of next year, but that does not guarantee a release, said Ed Ross, the spokesman.

“There has been no status change,” Ross said, describing the change as “administrative.” Pollard’s wife, Esther, told the Jerusalem Post she was gratified at the change, saying the earlier status lent credence to the erroneous argument that he was likely to be released next year, and undercut efforts to get President Obama to commute Pollard’s sentence.

Oct 07 05:30

White House Rejects Netanyahu's Criticism With Withering Response

The White House rejected criticism from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a withering response on Monday, accusing him of refusing to acknowledge how much help the United States has been to Israel over the years.

Oct 06 13:47

The question of state legitimacy

Lawrence Davidson considers the role of the United States and Israel in eroding international human rights law and how this could lead to a drastic deterioration in the domestic rule of law.

Oct 06 12:50

Cancer, New Gift of Israeli War on Gazans

A specialized community active in treating cancer patients in the Gaza Strip strongly criticized Israel for impeding treatment of Palestinian cancer patients, and said the Zionists' wars on Gazans have caused a sudden growth in the spread of cancerous patients in the besieged population.

Oct 06 12:43

The Anxieties of Empire -The US Hastens Its Own Decline and Israel’s Too

There are “get-out-of-jail-free” cards that come with superpower status, but they don’t always work.

Still, it is better to be a superpower than to be dependent on one as those get-out-of-jail-free cards lose their value.

This is why, bad as things now are in the Land of the Free, in the Promised Land they are worse.

The whole world therefore has cause to worry. Hell hath no more dangerous peril than a superpower in decline – except perhaps a declining superpower’s dependent.

Oct 06 12:33

'US won’t decide our policies' – Sweden on Palestinian state recognition

Washington will not be the one to decide Sweden’s policies, Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström said after the US criticized Stockholm’s plans to officially recognize Palestine as a sovereign state.

Oct 06 11:29

IT STARTED AT WOOLWORTH’S IN 1960 …. AND NOW IT CONTINUES

For many of us who were involved in the Civil Rights Movement’s early days, Woolworth’s was our first ‘battle ground’ Every week for over a year picket lines were set up in front of every Woolworth Store north of the Mason Dixon Line. We called for a boycott of the chain because of their discriminatory policies in the South.

We eventually won that ‘battle’ and the video below became history.

Oct 06 09:42

Netanyahu slams Swedish counterpart over Palestine initiative

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hit out on Sweden for a decision to recognize Palestine as a state.

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Oct 06 09:25

Netanyahu touts Obama relationship

"I don't want to sound like an old married couple, but the president said that he's had more meetings with me than with any other foreign leader," Netanyahu said in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation." "I think we have a relationship of mutual respect and mutual appreciation."

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I read this quote, and have to ask myself: what is the next cave-in Obama promised to Netanyahu on this visit?!?

A strike against Iran, which will almost certainly bring Russia to the table militarily?!?

A complete sign-off on the right of Palestinians to live in East Jerusalem or the West Bank?!?

The mind boggles with possibilities here.

Oct 06 09:05

Is Your Congressman Registered as a Paid Foreign Policy Lobbyists for Israel?

When it comes to personal greed be it building prestige or accumulating wealth, there are no Party lines for betrayal of one's honor, patriotism, constituencies, or Oath of Office.

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When a foreign government dictates US foreign policy, as Israel does to the US (particularly in regard to the Middle East), and no real concerns are shown for American voters and taxpayers in this equation, it is time for things to change, and rapidly.

Oct 06 08:53

‘Ethnic cleansing for a better world’ — Richard Cohen says Palestinians brought the Nakba on themselves

Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen says that the Palestinians are to blame for the Nakba, the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in 1948 in which 750,000 Palestinians were expelled by or fled Zionist militias and were never allowed to return. In his new book Israel: Is It Good for the Jews? Cohen says that by resisting the Zionist movement to take their lands, the Palestinians gave the Jewish immigrants, with their “advanced culture,” no choice but to force them from their homes.

Oct 06 08:42

See? We're the victims! - part 1

NBC photographer with Ebola has Jewish ties

Oct 06 08:42

See? We're the victims! - part 2

Swastikas found at Jewish frat house near Atlanta

Oct 06 08:18

Israeli paper says Iran is close building Nukes...in 1984

lol the lies never change

Oct 06 07:37

U.N. Maps Show Pinpoint Accuracy of Israel's Strikes on Gaza

In their latest effort to rebut war crimes allegations, Israel’s defenders are seizing on a surprising tool: a collection of maps assembled by the United Nations as a guide for reconstructing the homes, institutions and, to the extent possible, lives of surviving victims destroyed by the Gaza campaign.

The maps and aerial photographs provide a detailed analysis of the destruction inflicted by Israel on Gaza during the 50-day operation known as Protective Edge. They were issued in late August by the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, but were not analyzed in the general media until now.

Note: Yes Israel was accurate enough to murder over 2100 Palestinians, wound another 10,000 and cause 7 billion in damage!

Oct 06 07:03

Netanyahu: White House Criticism Un-American

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told CBS’s Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation in an interview broadcast Sunday that he was “baffled” by President Obama’s assertion that if Israel goes forward with construction of a new housing development in East Jerusalem, it risks condemnation from the United States. “It’s not the American way,” said Netanyahu.

Oct 06 05:49

TX congressman who expressed concern about Gaza deaths undergoes ‘healing process’ and will fly El Al to Israel

I just listened to Jeffrey Goldberg’s attack on Walt and Mearsheimer’s book the Israel Lobby back in 2007 at Yivo, the Jewish historical center in New York. Goldberg said that the book was in line with the anti-Semitism of Charles Lindbergh and represented an assault on Jewish political enfranchisement.

Well that was 7 years ago. Now the Forward understands what a great story the Israel lobby is, and Nathan Guttman has done first-class reporting on the tsunami of attention freshman congressman Beto O’Rourke of El Paso got this summer when he was one of eight congresspeople to oppose the $225 million emergency funding to Israel during the Gaza massacres. In “How the Israel Lobby Set Beto O’Rourke Right,” Guttman three times mentions donor pressure on O’Rourke.

Oct 06 05:31

Salaita says UI appeased ‘a few wealthy donors’ and destroyed his career

"In the weeks before my move [to Illinois from Virginia, in July], I watched in anguish as Israel killed more than 2,100 people during its recent bombing of Gaza, 70 percent of them civilians, according to the United Nations. Like so many others, I took to my Twitter account. I posted tweets critical of Israel’s actions, mourning in particular the death of more than 500 of Gaza’s children.

A partisan political blog cherry-picked a few of those tweets from hundreds to create the false impression that I am anti-Semitic. Publicly disclosed documents reveal that, within days, University of Illinois donors who disagreed with my criticism of Israeli policy threatened to withhold money if I wasn’t fired. My academic career was destroyed over gross mischaracterizations of a few 140-character posts..."

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