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May 16 08:00

New York Times sells Israel’s next war

How hard is it for the Israeli military to launch an unprovoked war with its neighbor by casting itself as a victim of barbarianism, rallying international support and even apologizing in advance and exonerating itself for killing innocent civilians? It seems it only takes one phone call to the New York Times.

That’s right, the world’s most powerful newspaper has just published an article wholly inspired and almost entirely narrated by the unverifiable and belligerent claims of Israeli military sources. The article “Israel Says Hezbollah Positions Put Civilians at Risk” casts no serious journalistic or responsible doubt on these Israeli claims made by a military institution that has engaged in wars that have killed tens of thousands of civilians in the past.

The author, Isabel Kershner warns that Israel says “…many Lebanese civilians will probably be killed, and that it should not be considered Israel’s fault.”

May 15 19:38

CANADIAN PUBLISHER FACES JAIL FOR POLITICAL WRITINGS!

FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN CANADA IS UNDER ATTACK! CANADIAN PUBLISHER FACES JAIL FOR POLITICAL WRITINGS! NEEDS OUR HELP!

May 15 18:32

George could be Jeb’s secret weapon IN N.H

Our Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll showed the former president is wildly popular among New Hampshire Republican primary voters. And they are the ones Bush is failing to reach out to right now.

(*And no way could "W" ever be a handicap to J.E.B .
No way , what so ever .
NONE !!! )

May 15 14:42

Israeli court says Arab village must make way for Jewish town

Israel’s Palestinian minority is preparing to hold a “day of rage” to protest against a court ruling last week that cleared the way to destroying an entire Bedouin village so that it can be replaced with a Jewish town.

May 15 14:26

The Never-Ending Nakba - From Gaza to Gaza Camp

Immediately preceding the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, the country that now demands others acknowledge it’s “right to exist” depopulated and destroyed over 400 Palestinian towns and villages, forcing the inhabitants to flee for their lives. The new state planted trees and established national parks over the ruins of dozens of villages where Israelis now spend quiet afternoons and enjoy picnics in the shade. The cries of the dead are drowned out by the laughter of children playing on the remains of ancient homes. The Arabic names of the destroyed villages have been erased. The Israeli state still clings to the myth of “A land without a people, for a people without a land,” and deny the Nakba took place, just as many Americans still deny an indigenous genocide in “our” country. Zochrot, an Israeli NGO, has identified and mapped every destroyed Palestinian village and town in order to reeducate the Israeli public. Their message is largely ignored.

May 15 14:12

Vatican officially recognizes Palestine, while Israel fumes

The Vatican has become the latest country to recognize the state of Palestine, after a new treaty was finalized on Wednesday. Unsurprisingly Israel has hit out at the move, saying that it damages prospects for peace in the region.

May 15 13:36

Israel’s bloody and pointless wars on Lebanon

Reflecting on Israel’s disastrous wars against Lebanon in 1982 and 2006, Uri Avery asks whether all Israelis can look forward to is more wars conducted by the same kind of idiotic politicians and generals.

May 15 13:28

FLASHBACK - Israeli Spying: The Mother of all Scandals

So here is the mother of all scandals.

For two years, the FBI has suspected AIPAC of spying for a foreign country, and for those two years (and for decades before) that group suspected of spying for Israel has been reshaping the US Congress for the benefit of a foreign government.

And THAT is the mother of all scandals.

Think about that as billions of your tax dollars flow to Israel while your roads and schools crumble and decay and services are cut.

Think about that as the coffins come home with your loved ones inside.

Think about that when you and a million of your fellow citizens march down the streets of America opposing wars built on lies and deceptions and wonder why the government just doesn’t want to listen to you any more.

May 15 11:10

Israeli soldiers shoot 3 Palestinian children, detain 6 in West Bank

Three Palestinian children have been wounded and six others arrested after Israeli military forces attacked a group of young Palestinian students in the occupied West Bank.

May 15 11:09

House adopts bill to give Congress Iran nuclear agreement review

The House of Representatives has passed a compromise bill that will give Congress review powers over the Iran nuclear deal, within limits agreed to by the White House, despite the objections from some conservative lawmakers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, so here's the deal. Congress isn't interested in oversight when the President starts wars, as evidenced by all these pre-authorizations for the use of force. Congress isn't interested in oversight regarding trade deals such as TPP and TTIP which are being put on fast track. But when the White House is trying to find a way to make peace with Iran, Israel's butt-boys in the Congress sure want to get involved then, don't they?

May 15 10:58

Spanish-language networks: Israeli aid to Nepal was cover for baby trafficking

Israel used its humanitarian aid mission to Nepal as a cover for trafficking 25 Nepalese babies, two Spanish-language networks reported. Iranian HispanTV and Venezuela’s networks broadcast the reports. Telesur is the national public television channel in Venezuela, which is rebroadcast throughout Latin America on other public television networks. HispanTV broadcast the original report, which quotes an unnamed NGO as stating that “Israel uses humanitarian help as a cover for trafficking of 25 babies in Nepal.” Telesur picked up the report last week. The report stated, correctly, that of the 25 babies taken to Israel, “15 of them were born through Tammuz, an Israeli surrogacy company which provides services to Israeli couples unable to bear children, particularly homosexual couples.” The other babies also reportedly were born to surrogate mothers for Israeli parents.

May 15 10:17

APPS: Military Industrial Complex Targeting 2016 Presidential Candidates

Americans for Peace, Prosperity, and Security (APPS) has been established by former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers. It wants to be the “premiere national security and foreign policy organization during the 2016 debate”, and to “help elect a president who supports American engagement and a strong foreign policy”. . .

. . . APPS appears to be one of many recent outgrowths of the previous Neoconservative ‘think thank’ and pressure group known as the Project for a New American Century (PNAC) which openly advocated for military adventurism worldwide and whose founders included committed war hawks John Bolton, Robert Kagan, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney to name only a few.

May 15 09:27

Israeli army clashes with Palestinians on Nakba day

Israelis use rubber bullets, tear gas, and water canon against Palestinians marking anniversary of 1948 expulsions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How very odd that the same government that demands the world remember the Holocaust(tm) bans remembering how Palestine was stolen from the Palestinians!

May 15 09:25

Israel continues to criminalise marking Nakba Day

Each year on May 15, Palestinians across the world commemorate the Nakba (catastrophe), or the 1948 establishment of Israel that led to hundreds of thousands of Palestinians being displaced from their homeland.

The estimated 1.7 million Palestinians who carry Israeli citizenship and live in villages, towns and cities across the country are no exception. Each year, protests, marches, lectures and other events to mourn their ancestors' dispossession are held in Palestinian communities across Israel.

Yet, since 2011, Israeli legislation has made mourning the Nakba publicly difficult for Palestinians and others in Israel. The "Nakba Law" authorises Israel's finance minister to revoke funding from institutions that reject Israel's character as a "Jewish state" or mark the country's Independence Day as a day of mourning.

May 15 09:19

Tell the State Department to revise its definition of anti-Semitism

We need to fight all forms of hate and prejudice, wherever they exist. But we won't achieve that by punishing people for speaking out against Israel's human rights abuses.

Over 300 academics from across the U.S. have added their voices to the growing movement to change the State Department's definition of anti-Semitism.

Add your name, and tell the State Department: criticism of Israel is NOT anti-Semitic.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dismissing criticism of the government of Israel as being anti-Semitic makes as much sense as dismissing criticism of the Nazis as being anti-German!

May 15 09:02

GOOGLE ERASES ISRAEL FROM THE MAP

“At first I couldn’t believe it, because Rubi Rivlin is the symbol of Israelism. But when we kept searching, we found that when my name is typed into Google it says I was born in Palestine, and the same is written about famous actress Natalie Portman, the Oscar winner who was also born in Jerusalem.”

May 15 09:02

GEORGE DUBYA SHOWS OFF HIS NEW TALENT ….

From bull artist to artist?
Sheldon Adelson Is Now The Proud Owner of A George W. Bush Original

May 15 09:01

ISRAEL READY TO ACCEPT IRAN DEAL — FOR A FEE

Sources in Jerusalem have now realized that instead of continuing to fight a lost cause, Israel has another route that could help secure its interests – namely, asking the US for compensation in the form of expensive weapons or other favors.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could either continue to fight the deal or he could swallow the deal, asking in return far-reaching benefits from the US, the sources said.

May 15 08:52

Israeli government to refugees: Go back to Africa or go to prison

As Europe struggles to stem a spring flood of migrants from Africa and the Middle East trying to cross a deadly Mediterranean Sea, Israel has begun to toughen its stance toward refugees, telling unwanted Africans here they must leave now or face an indefinite stay in prison.

May 15 08:51

US House imposes new sanctions on Hezbollah

The US House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bill to impose new sanctions against the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah.

The House passed the measure by 423-0 on Thursday, shortly after the legislature voted overwhelmingly to approve a bill allowing Congress to review, and possibly reject, an international nuclear agreement with Iran.

The House passed similar Hezbollah sanctions legislation last year, but the Senate did not approve it.

May 15 08:50

The Murder of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Reasons for his murder:
? Opposed using the atomic bomb on Japan
? Opposed establishing Israel
? Intended to dismantle British colonies.

May 15 08:44

'Like spilled blood': 1st ever Gaza film festival rolls out red carpet among ruins

In eastern Gaza City, among ruins and memories of war and destruction, a red carpet was laid out for a film festival on human rights. The event was held amidst rubble in the Shujaiyeh neighborhood, where some 100 Palestinians died in last year's Gaza war.

The Karama ('Dignity' in Arabic) Human Rights Film Festival was the first of its kind to ever be held in Gaza – and the chosen location was just the “right place” to hold such an event, according to organizer Saud Aburamadan.

“When we were looking for locations to screen the films we arrived in Shujaiyeh in eastern Gaza City, a large part of which was turned to rubble. We stood there next to the destroyed mosque, surrounded by destroyed homes in every direction, and became clear that it was the right place to hold a film festival focused on human rights,” Aburamadan told +972 Magazine.

May 15 08:42

Canary Mission

New organization of Jews seek to intimidate those opposed to Zionist crimes. Seems to be anonymous as far as members, leadership, location, etc. whereas their enemies appear to be open and operating in the light of day.

May 15 08:40

Go home or go to jail: Israel pressures African migrants to leave

Israel is offering illegal immigrants $3,500 and a one-way ticket home as it begins to crack down on refugees, who face prison if they don’t take up the deal. Rights groups are appalled at the move, saying Israel should be doing more to protect them.

Israel says the tough move is necessary to send a message to migrants that making the journey is not worthwhile in the first place. As deterrents it has built a steel fence along the border with Egypt, houses migrants in a detention camp in the middle of a desert, and has stopped issuing work permits to deter would-be migrants

May 15 08:09

Israel's Fierce Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked Is Fan of Ayn Rand

"They say that I’m very calculated and not very sensitive - that a regular, average person, there are many things that bother them, and I don’t see or feel it," she says.

May 15 07:48

George W. Bush made a painting for Sheldon Adelson

Jewish casino magnate and political mega-donor Sheldon Adelson is now the proud owner of a painting by a reclusive artist whose works are rarely seen in public – and happens to be a former U.S. president.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At the risk of having the Secret Service harass me (again) there is a reason those works are rarely seen in public. Bush is as great a painter as he was a President.

May 15 07:32

New NDP leader strongly backs Israel

Not only is Thomas Mulcair the new leader of the official Opposition, he’s a strong backer of Israel and has many ties to the Jewish community.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not even trying to hide the fact that Canada is rulled by a puppet government!

May 15 07:30

Forced to leave grapes on the vine: the open wounds of May 1948

Each May brings painful memories for some of the oldest Palestinians. Musallam Younis Musallam was among those displaced in May 1948 and never allowed to return home.

Musallam grew up in the village of al-Batani al-Sharqi, about 30 kilometers from Gaza. In May 1948, it came under attack from Zionist forces.

The almost 6,000 residents were forced to flee and the village was totally destroyed. Musallam, then 28 years old, traveled to Maghazi in Gaza, which now hosts a camp for Palestinian refugees.

May 15 07:29

Will Israelis filmed killing Palestinian teens on Nakba Day get away with murder?

On 15 May 2014, an Israeli Border Police officer took aim at Nadim Nuwara and pulled the trigger of his M16 rifle.

The live bullet struck Nuwara, 17, in the chest and exited through his back, killing him at the scene. CCTV cameras captured the shooting, allowing for detailed forensic video, sound and spatial analysis to be used to identify Nuwara’s killer. Despite seemingly clear evidence, systemic impunity for Israeli military violence continues to be an obstacle to justice for Palestinian families living under prolonged military occupation like the Nuwaras.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just like American police who murder Americans!

May 15 07:27

Saban: Hillary Clinton is ideal candidate for Israel

Webmaster's Commentary: 

THEN WHY ISN'T SHE RUNNING FOR OFFICE OVER THERE?!?

May 15 07:26

GERMANY 1940 ISRAEL 2014

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May 15 07:20

Foxman: Jews demand, deserve policies designed to combat "anti-Semitism"

Foxman published a rather revealing OpEd in The Times of Israel as well, where he openly demanded that international Jewry be protected from "anti-Semitism," which in reality translates to ensuring Jews are never criticized or challenged on their false interpretation of reality in addition to preventing any open, honest discussion of Jewish power, influence, criminality, and subversiveness.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dismissing criticism of Israel as being anti-Semitic makes as much sense as dismissing criticism of the Nazis as being anti-German!

 

 

May 15 07:12

Roger Waters to Dionne Warwick: “You are showing yourself to be profoundly ignorant of what has happened in Palestine since 1947?

First, in my view, Dionne Warwick is a truly great singer. Secondly, I doubt not that she is deeply committed to her family and her fans.

But, ultimately, this whole conversation is not about her, her gig in Tel Aviv, or even her conception of boundaries and art, though I will touch on that conception later. This is about human rights and, more specifically, this is about the dystopia that can develop, as it has in Israel, when society lacks basic belief in equal human value, when it strays from the ability to feel empathy for our brothers and sisters of different faiths, nationalities, creeds or colors.

It strikes me as deeply disingenuous of Ms. Warwick to try to cast herself as a potential victim here. The victims are the occupied people of Palestine with no right to vote and the unequal Palestinian citizens of Israel, including Bedouin Israeli citizens of the village of al-Araqib, which has now been bulldozed 83 times by order of the Israeli government.

May 14 13:05

John Bolton says Saudi Arabia 100% in Sync with Israel

May 14 12:55

Dahlia Wasfi ; America Under Israeli Occupation ( Everybody Must watch It)

May 14 11:50

G Edward Griffin ? The Capitalist Conspiracy

It is a matter of record that the greatest help to international communism has come from within the United States. Why have some of the richest people in the United States, within and outside of government, aligned themselves with leftist policies that would appear to be the path to their own destruction?

May 14 10:21

INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE GETS STAMP OF APPROVAL FROM ISRAELI SUPREME COURT

Thousands of Israelis waving Israeli flags participate in the annual Jerusalem Day march of flags entering the Old City through the Muslim Quarter and making its way to the Western Wall. Jerusalem Day marks the reunification of the city following the 1967 Six-Day War.

Last year, marchers were caught on video shouting “Death to Arabs” and “Muhammad is dead.”

May 14 10:20

BEX ALERT ~~ GOOGLE AND ADL UNITE TO FIGHT ONLINE HATE

What about the online hate displayed daily by the likes of Pamela Geller on her BLOG, her FACEBOOK PAGE and TWITTER??

And the online hate directed at the Ethiopian JEWISH community in Israel???

May 14 08:37

Aipac Wants Congress to Criminalize BDS

Of all the lame-brained, lumpen-brained, hare-brained schemes emanating from Aipac’s lobby shop, this is one of the truly lamest. As Israel forms the most dangerous, aggressive, racist government in its history, Aipac thought this was a good time to remind the American people of that by conniving to amend an already contentious fast-track trade bill with a new amendment that would criminalize BDS in the U.S.

May 14 08:21

Sanctions against Israel a necessity: Analyst

Press TV has interviewed Ian Williams, with Foreign Policy in Focus, from New York, to discuss European Eminent Persons Group’s letter calling for Israel to be held accountable for its crimes.

May 14 08:16

Criminalizing Criticism of Israel in Canada

This kind of “lawfare,” as it is sometimes called, is nothing new (nor, one can add, is the notion, also discussed at this meeting, of bolstering surveillance of pro-BDS organizations by military intelligence, the Shin Bet Security Service, and the Mossad). It’s also evident that the pro-Israel lobby has been active in mobilizing politicians in the “friendly capitals” of Washington, Ottawa, and Canberra for many years.

Recent fruits of that labour have included, in Canberra, threats made in June 2013 by Julie Bishop, a senior member of Julia Gillard’s incoming Australian government, that “supporters of an academic boycott of Israel” would have their “access to public research funds summarily cut off.”6 In Washington, a bipartisan “Protect Academic Freedom Act” that would deny federal funding “to colleges and universities that participate in a boycott of Israeli academic institutions or scholars”7 has been brought before Congress.

May 14 08:15

Fox News host dumbfounded when anti-Muslim activist Pamela Geller compares herself to Rosa Parks

Anti-Muslim activist Pamela Geller compared herself to civil rights hero Rosa Parks in a combative Fox News appearance.

Two gunmen were killed by police Sunday after opening fire at an anti-Islamic art show organized by Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative, and the controversial blogger has made numerous media appearances to proclaim herself an embattled champion of free speech.
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Geller appeared Tuesday morning on Fox News, where she slapped back at Donald Trump for his criticism that she had prompted the shootings – which wounded a private security guard – by taunting Muslims with offensive artwork, reported Mediaite.

“What would he have said about Rosa Parks?” Geller said. “Rosa Parks should never have gone to the front of the bus — she’s taunting people.”

Host Martha MacCallum was dumbfounded, shaking her head and rejecting the comparison.

May 14 07:38

Allow Israel to kill more civilians, says British colonel

Former British army officer Colonel Richard Kemp was described by a leading anti-Palestinian lawyer as “one of the Jewish state’s greatest allies” at a conference in Jerusalem last week.

At that conference, Kemp argued for Israeli impunity from war crimes accusations. He also descried himself as a “thug” who liked to fight and had disobeyed army rules of engagement.

He argued that the laws of wars and the rules of engagement for “democratic armies” should be loosened to allow “maximum possible freedom of action.”

May 14 07:08

136 Nations Recognize A Palestinian State – Only Obama Stands In The Way Of Full Global Recognition

Will a UN Security Council resolution formally recognizing the establishment of a Palestinian state be passed by the end of 2015? Now that the Vatican has formally recognized a Palestinian state, there is a tremendous amount of international momentum for precisely such a UN Security Council resolution. In fact, France plans to push really hard for one by the end of this year.

May 13 22:00

Israel's New Knesset Mainstreams Fascist Rhetoric

The era of Israel enjoying a reputation of a vibrant, cosmopolitan, progressive fortress besieged by backward and regressive peoples and nations is coming to an end.

May 13 14:31

Israel’s double standard in helping the needy abroad

Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, was quick to congratulate Israeli soldiers on their relief efforts in Nepal, where an earthquake late last month claimed many thousands of lives.

Israel’s humanitarian concern for the victims of disasters, however, looks more cynical when set alongside its record once the TV cameras depart. Israel’s international aid budget is paltry compared to that of other developed nations.

May 13 14:17

A public health crisis in Gaza

Gaza Strip has borne the brunt of war and shows the effects of multiple Israeli incursions that have destroyed homes, schools, mosques and infrastructure critical to the health of the civilian population.

May 13 13:42

High-profile group of ex-European leaders calls for Israel to be held accountable

A high-profile group of former European political leaders and diplomats has called for the urgent reassessment of EU policy on the question of a Palestinian state and insisted Israel must be held to account for its actions in the occupied territories.

May 13 13:11

Swedish Jewish Dialogue (SJD) Lobby Sweden Democrats on Palestine

SJD Swedish Jewish Dialogue Founder & Executive Director Yonathan Avner Ben Yisrael is having a Lobby meeting with Mrs. Julia Kronlid from the Sweden Democrats . Mr. Yisrael is giving strict instructions on what the Sweden Democrat's stance on the Palestine Question should be.

The Sweden Democrats are the third largest party in Sweden and are considered the nationalist party, as they oppose record high levels of immigration and refugees (from the nations that Zionist policies destabilized!).

May 13 12:52

Vatican officially recognizes Palestine, while Israel fumes

I bet somebody is really pissed!

The Vatican has become the latest country to recognize the state of Palestine, after a new treaty was finalized on Wednesday. Unsurprisingly Israel has hit out at the move, saying that it damages prospects for peace in the region.

The treaty, which was agreed, though has yet to be formally signed states the Vatican has switched its diplomatic allegiance from the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the state of Palestine.

May 13 12:49

Israel seeks in Nepal to whitewash its crimes in Gaza

Jonathan Cook explains why Israel’s relief efforts in Nepal following last month’s earthquake is a cynical, hypocritical exercise intended to ease its isolation and cover up its crimes against the Palestinian people

May 13 10:32

Former Israeli premier Barak joins biometric start-up

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak has joined the board of a local startup that specializes in biometric identification technology.

FST Biometrics announced Monday that it had received a $15 million investment from GMF Capital, a firm led by Swiss investor Gary Fegel, and that Barak would serve as GMF's representative on the company board.

FST says it uses a combination of facial recognition and behavioral analytics in its products, and that its clients include governments and corporations. Its founder and chief executive is Aharon Zeevi Farkash, a former head of Israeli military intelligence.

Barak, a former Israeli military chief, served as prime minister from 1999 to 2001. More recently, he served as defense minister before retiring from politics in 2013.

May 13 09:25

TIME TO STOP FUNDING ISRAEL ~~ HERE’S WHY

Incoming Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon has a pleasant surprise in store for him at the treasury: Since the beginning of the year – Yedioth Ahronoth, Ynet’s sister publication, has learned – the state coffers are overflowing with a tax surplus totaling NIS 3.6 billion.

The Tax Authority’s collection efforts are paying off, with the state raking in some NIS 600 million more than expected in April. This follows the NIS 3 billion surplus accumulated from January to March. The surplus is made up almost entirely of direct taxes – income tax and, primarily, real-estate taxes.

May 13 09:24

A TRAGIC TALE OF LIFE AND DEATH UNDER THE OCCUPATION

hree decades ago the Israeli military government canceled my sister-in-law’s Palestinian residency because she studied abroad for ‘too long.’ Now, Israel is denying her one last visit with her dying father. But my family will not allow her case, like thousands before it, to be buried in silence.

May 13 08:53

France bans Pro-Palestinian rallies – assigns criminal penalties and hefty fines

This astonishing act of censorship happened only two days after the killings at Charlie Hebdo in January, but I hadn’t heard about it until now.

Incredibly, not only did France’s interior minister ban Pro-Palestinian demonstrations, he assigned criminal penalties not only for those who participate in the rallies, but also those who publish details about these demonstrations on social media!!!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Merde!

May 13 08:32

Israel’s Fascist Democracy

For years, Israel and its powerful lobby in the US and Europe have presented the Jewish state as the model of democracy in a region typically referred to as “anti-democratic.” Naturally, many pro-Palestine activists, among countless others, have long argued that the central principles of Israel’s Jewish supremacist ideology, its legal structure, and its society broadly represent anything but democracy.

Such voices have correctly noted that Israel’s policies and very essence run counter to the traits traditionally associated with democracy: the rule of law, respect for minorities, and protection of civil and human rights. While no objective analyst could reasonably dismiss those important points, recent developments in Israeli politics do point to a disturbing, and painfully ironic, trend: Israel’s loving embrace of outright fascism is, to a large degree, an expression of its democracy.

May 13 08:28

Brazil Cancels $2 Billion Contract with Israeli Security Firm for 2016 Olympics

Brazil’s government has excluded an Israeli “security” company from working at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro following a campaign by Palestine solidarity activists.

May 13 08:10

Israel Seeks in Nepal to Whitewash its Crimes in Gaza

Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, was quick to congratulate Israeli soldiers on their relief efforts in Nepal, where an earthquake late last month claimed many thousands of lives.

May 13 08:09

US prison system, absolute scandal: Kevin Barrett

Press TV has conducted an interview with Kevin Barrett, an editor of Veterans Today in Madison, to discuss a new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW), which said prisoners with mental disabilities across the United States experience unnecessary, excessive, and even malicious force by prison staff.

The following is a rough transcription of the interview.

May 13 07:57

High-profile group of ex-European leaders calls for Israel to be held accountable

A high-profile group of former European political leaders and diplomats has called for the urgent reassessment of EU policy on the question of a Palestinian state and insisted Israel must be held to account for its actions in the occupied territories.

May 13 07:54

Israel reimposes decades-long sentence on hunger striker released in exchange

Issawi’s arrest was part of a wider campaign of collective punishment imposed on Palestinians across the occupied West Bank after three Israeli youths went missing while hitchhiking there. Though Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the country’s military-intelligence apparatus knew that the youths were killed shortly after their abduction, it concealed information from the public and launched the largest military operation in the West Bank in more than a decade.

May 13 07:53

California Senate mulls new attempt to squash Palestine solidarity

The California legislature is once again attempting to formally conflate opposition to Zionism with anti-Semitism.

California Senate Resolution 35 (SCR 35) urges each of the nine University of California campuses to condemn “all forms of anti-Semitism,” including those “justified…as expressions of disapproval or frustrations over political events in the Middle East.”

May 13 07:53

Student troubled by New York Times reporter’s “Jewish litmus test”

Students interviewed for a New York Times article about campus Palestine solidarity activism say they were asked leading and inappropriate questions by reporters. In one case, a student says he was subjected to a troubling “Jewish litmus test.”

The students who spoke to The Electronic Intifada also expressed surprise that none of the statements they gave appeared in what they see as a heavily skewed article, which appeared on Saturday with the headline “Campus Debates on Israel Drive a Wedge Between Jews and Minorities.”

Lead reporter Jennifer Medina, who co-wrote the story with Tamar Lewin and Ronnie Cohen, referred questions to New York Times assistant national editor Jennifer Kingson.

May 13 07:51

Despite Obama's demand, Netanyahu's coalition guidelines make no commitment to Palestinian state

Neither of Netanyahu's previous two governments made commitment to two states either, but Israel's international standing and the demands of the U.S. and Europe have changed the playing field.

May 13 07:45

Senators push for U.S.-Israel energy alliance

A bipartisan cadre of senators are urging the Energy Department to create a joint energy innovation hub between the U.S. and Israel. The center would focus on pushing the envelope on new natural gas development, energy efficiency and renewables.

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The way it works is Israel steals gas from neighboring countries to sell to the US, and the US sends your kids to protect Israel when those other countries get pissed off!

May 13 07:25

Breaking News - "Vatican recognizes 'Palestinian state'"

The Vatican has officially recognized the “state of Palestine” in a new treaty.

May 12 21:52

The Nakba: Israel’s Catastrophe

The Palestinian Nakba is a catastrophe for the Jewish colonists and their descendants: it transformed the once decent surviving victims of European antisemitism and the Holocaust into terrorists, killers, thieves, racists, and liars – into the mirror image of their persecutors. And the same perverted brush tainted the UN and Western governments as collaborators of the sickest and most sadistic society in the world.

May 12 21:50

Israel sentences Palestinian to 9 months for Facebook posts

The former secretary-general of Fatah in Jerusalem has been sentenced to nine months in an Israeli prison for activity on social media.

May 12 20:35

The Anti-Arab Zionized Ruling Al Saud

The Saudi ruling family follows an anti-Arab, anti-Muslim, pro-Zionist, terror-sponsored, tyrannical, suppressive, ruthless, authoritarian, and treacherous absolute monarchy. The Saudi monarchy was established on betrayal, chauvinism, elitism, and discrimination

May 12 09:44

WHAT DO ISRAELIS REALLY KNOW ABOUT THE NAKBA?

What do Israelis really know about the Nakba? What do they think about the right of return of the Palestinian refugees?
De-Colonizer went out to meet and asked them…

May 12 09:44

ISRAEL AND PALESTINE AGREE: KEEP POLITICS OUT OF SOCCER

We have before us a point of agreement between Netanyahu’s Israel and the militarily vivisected area of land at times referred to as the Palestinian territories: the idea that sports and politics should not mix. Tragically—not unlike words such as “life,” “liberty,” and that whole “pursuing happiness” thing—the phrase means far less as it journeys from abstraction to reality. Israeli Football Association Chairman Ofer Eini and Chief Executive Rotem Kamer traveled to Zurich, Switzerland, last week to meet with reptilian FIFA chief (and self-described women’s soccer “godfather”) Sepp Blatter. Their mission? To change a meeting agenda item. The Palestinian Football Authority is scheduled to propose having Israel banned as a FIFA member country at the May 29 meeting of the organization’s global congress.

May 12 09:43

IN PHOTOS ~~ 10 YEARS OF BDS ~~ A JOINT CELEBRATION

On the evening of May 6th in NYC at Alwan for the Arts the space was filled to capacity with people gathered to hear Omar Barghouti, one of the founders of the BDS campaign against Israel, and Rebecca Vilkomerson, executive director of Jewish Voice for Peace, discuss the BDS campaign as it reaches its’ 10th anniversary. The meeting was organized by Haymarket Books.

May 12 09:04

Israelis to African Jews: “Go back to Jungle in Africa!!!”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Can you imagine the US corporate media reaction if anyone other than an Israeli were holding that sign?

May 12 09:01

Tories deny plan to use hate crime laws against Israel boycotters

The federal Conservatives are denying there's any basis to a CBC News story saying the government is signalling its intention to use hate crime laws against Canadian advocacy groups that encourage boycotts of Israel.

But the response from the Tories appears to contradict the email comments by a public safety ministry spokeswoman, who cited Canada's hate crime laws when asked specifically by CBC News about the government's "zero tolerance" for Israel boycotters.

Following the publication of the story on Monday, Jeremy Laurin, a spokesman for Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney, said that "this story is inaccurate and ridiculous.

May 12 08:34

Netanyahu’s Bolton: Terrorists may attack before Obama leaves office

ed note–remember that whenever you are listening to various persons within what we refer to as ‘Camp Neo-Con’ that what you are hearing is the voice of Benjamin Netanyahu, who is their their Don, their fearless leader and their tin god. Therefore, when they make various statements such as that coming from Bolton in this piece, we can be rest assured that they are not their statements, but rather those that have been telexed from Tel Aviv. That Netanyahu wants war, war, and more war, particularly with regards to Iran and Russia, is not a question mark, but rather an exclamation point, and all can be rest assured that sometime before the election, Netanyahu is going to cause something to go BOOM somewhere in America that will facilitate the election of a staunchly pro-Israel/pro-war/pro-Armageddon Republican who will do Bibi’s bidding.

May 12 08:24

Netanyahu Drives Palestinians from Jerusalem – Palestinians Ordered to Destroy their Homes and Pay Thousand Dollar Fines

The Israeli authorities have issued a new raft of demolition orders to Palestinians living in occupied East Jerusalem.

On Sunday, an Israeli court approved the demolition of eight Palestinian homes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Semiramis. The court said the owners must destroy the homes themselves and pay fines of 49,000 shekels ($12,667) by 1 August, Ma’an News Agency reports.

The demolition orders in Semiramis were delivered just days after Israel announced that it will build 900 new homes in Ramat Shlomo, a Jewish-only colony in East Jerusalem, according to the anti-settlement group Peace Now.

May 12 08:19

‘Anyone You See, You Shoot’: Israeli Soldiers Recall the 2014 Gaza War

“The instructions are to shoot right away,” said a first sergeant in an engineering unit of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). “Whoever you spot—be they armed or unarmed, no matter what. The instructions are very clear. Any person you run into, that you see with your eyes—shoot to kill. It’s an explicit instruction.”

“No incrimination process is necessary?” asked the interviewer from the Israeli veterans’ organization Breaking the Silence.

“Zero. Nothing,” the soldier replied.

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May 12 08:10

Scott Walker’s foreign policy education begins w/ lesson: East Jerusalem is not occupied

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is in Israel and occupied Palestine so as to gain the foreign policy bona fides needed to run for president.

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Scott is learning how to be an obedient puppet ruler!

May 12 07:57

Germany is a 'true friend' for Israel

srael and Germany have a good relationship today, with close cooperation among artists, students and politicians as well. But there are more and more incidents castings shadows on this friendship.

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Certainly the younger Germans have to be wondering why they are forced to pay reparations to Israel for something that at least in theory happened long before they were born!

May 12 07:53

The Best of Gilad Brought To You By The ADL

The following is ADL’s collection of my most ‘inflammatory statements.’ Needless to mention that I am proud of each one of these quotes and the message they convey. I would like to thank Abe Foxman and his League for working day and night exposing the vile truth tellers and vilifying the enemies of the Empire.

May 11 14:05

Harper Government Threatens BDS Supporters with Hate Crime Charges

The Canadian government is threatening to charge those participating in boycotts of Israel with a hate crime, CBC revealed on Monday.

The information came following an attempt by the news agency to obtain clarification on statements made by federal ministers about a "zero tolerance" approach to supporters of the international Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement protesting Israeli apartheid and occupation of Palestinian land.

May 11 13:16

“It’s time for Palestine,” says Abbas as corruption runs out of control

Stuart Littlewood says the political incompetence of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas – whose mandate expired six years ago – as shown in his inept dealings with Israel, is matched only by his catalogue of maladministration and malfeasance.

May 11 12:20

Former Israeli PM Ehud Barak Joins Board of Biometrics Firm

By Brandon Turbeville

Former Israeli Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Ehud Barak has added another accomplishment to his bloody résumé now that he has accepted a new position with startup biometrics firm, FST Biometrics.

Barak recently joined the board of FST after the company received a $15 million investment from GMF Capital, which is headed by Gary Fegel, a well-known Swiss investor. Barak will now serve as FST’s representative to GMF Capital on GMF’s board...

May 11 10:38

Gaza: Children in crisis

Of the 900,000 children in Gaza, UNICEF reckons 373,000 are in need of “psycho-social first aid”.

The Gaza Community Mental Health Programme (GCMHP), which runs three psychiatric clinics in Gaza treating both children and adults, struggles to cope. Psychiatrist Yasser Abu Jamei, who heads the GCMHP and who himself lost many members of his extended family in last summer’s onslaught, said: “There was no place for parents and children to hide... You never knew where the bombs were going fall.”

In seeking to understand Israel’s seemingly random brutal actions, we should remember a key slogan in Bill Clinton’s election campaign: “It’s the economy, stupid!”

May 11 10:29

Saudi attacks on women and children in Yemen–Baiting Iran to strike back as a pretext for war?

'The one question that has not been asked yet is whether these atrocities being perpetrated against civilians are being done to deliberately taunt Iran into some type of military action that can then be used to justify an attack on Iran, because other than that there is really no other way to explain what has been up until now a terrorist war being waged against mostly women and children, and if we did not know any better we would think that these are images from Gaza that we are witnessing, and that the perpetrator in this case was Israel.'

May 11 10:28

AN OPEN LETTER TO PAMELA GELLER (ASSUMING SHE CAN READ)

Seeing as she enjoys cartoons so much, this is done in a style she can easily identify with …. but one where lives are not at risk (which she also enjoys).

May 11 10:27

‘KOSHER’ CYBER- WARFARE

Hesder is an Israeli yeshiva program which combines advanced Talmudic studies with military service in the Israel Defense Forces. Hesder is usually a program for the National Religious, but the new intiative focuses on the Haredim. Derech Chayim combines Torah studies and military service, as in all hesder yeshivot, but in addition, the students engage in technological studies, with an emphasis on cyber-warfare.

May 11 10:27

ISRAEL’S NEW COALYNCHIA*

The government will include explicitly murderous elements, including Ayelet Shaked, who openly called for murdering innocent civilians, including children.

May 11 09:49

Israeli settlers assault Palestinian woman, her kids in al-Khalil

A group of Zionist settlers have physically assaulted a Palestinian woman and her young children in the Old City of al-Khalil (Hebron) in southern West Bank.

May 11 08:10

The Scottish lions' roar will be heard and felt in Tel Aviv

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was labelled "Britain's most dangerous woman" by some sections of the tabloid media during the run up to the General Election. Some people fear that she's on a mission to break up the United Kingdom in a bid to fulfil her independence ambitions. That may well be the case, but that soubriquet was also used by some of Britain's most committed members of the pro-Israel lobby whose main national interests lie well beyond these shores. They saw some of their biggest political supporters fall in an astonishing electoral performance by Sturgeon's Scottish National Party (SNP).

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And I hope that is a harbinger of things to come here in the US next year, as voters give the "Friend of Israel" their pink slips!

May 11 08:07

Pentagon Document Confirms Israeli Nukes

Israel’s open secret is well known. It’s nuclear armed and dangerous.

It won’t discuss or reveal its program publicly. It wants regional exclusivity to maintain and use its arsenal at its discretion.

Israel’s first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion recruited Eastern European Jewish scientists to “increase (Israeli) capacity to kill masses,” he said.

He was determined to have “non-conventional weapons” – notably nuclear ones to counter what he called the Arabs’ numerical advantage.

May 11 08:05

IDF declassifies docs in the Lavon Affair

ed note–but remember, even though Israel was willing at that time--as this piece in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz clearly describes–blow up AMERICAN installations, post offices, movie houses, etc, leading to the deaths of numerous people in order to blame it on THE AY-RABS, Israel would NEVER orchestrate other false-flag events such as–

The deliberate attack on the USS LIBERTY

The assassination of U.S President John F. Kennedy and his brother, Robert

The 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City

The first bombing of the Twin Towers in 1993

911

the Anthrax attacks

The bombing of the Boston Marathon in 2013

etc, etc, etc…

And anyone who says Israel WOULD engage in such activities is an anti-Semite.

May 11 07:45

Ottawa considering hate charges against those who boycott Israel

The Harper government is signalling its intention to use hate crime laws against Canadian advocacy groups that encourage boycotts of Israel.

Such a move could target a range of civil society organizations, from the United Church of Canada and the Canadian Quakers to campus protest groups and labour unions.

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Welcome to our world, Canada. You are living under a puppet government that rules you for a foreign power!

May 11 07:43

Growing Up Hasidic — and Racist

'In the community I grew up in, racism is a common aspect of life. It is seen as necessary in order to maintain the separation from goyim, or gentiles, and uphold the status of chosen nation (and as Hasidim, chosen Jews). As young children, we were educated about the horrors of the gentiles, who were out to destroy the pious Jews. ”In every generation,” we read aloud each Passover, “they [the other nations]stand ready to destroy us.”

May 11 07:41

America’s dangerous “Exodus” fantasy: What’s lost in the Israel-Palestine debate

Our government's unbending allegiance to Israel has blinded us to the horrors of its military occupation in Gaza

May 11 07:33

Israeli settlers assault Palestinian woman, her kids in al-Khalil

A group of Zionist settlers have physically assaulted a Palestinian woman and her young children in the Old City of al-Khalil (Hebron) in southern West Bank.

May 11 06:21

Pentagon Document Confirms Israeli Nukes

Israel's open secret is well known. It's nuclear armed and dangerous.

It won't discuss or reveal its program publicly. It wants regional exclusivity to maintain and use its arsenal at its discretion.

Israel's first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion recruited Eastern European Jewish scientists to "increase (Israeli) capacity to kill masses," he said.

He was determined to have "non-conventional weapons" - notably nuclear ones to counter what he called the Arabs' numerical advantage.

May 10 21:53

Epic Speech at the Anti-AIPAC conference

May 10 21:44

Is Saudi Arabia Now the Israel of the Gulf?

Like Israel in Gaza, Saudi Arabia pretended that warning civilians to flee an area that they intend to bomb absolves them from their obligation under international humanitarian law to avoid civilian casualties. Like Israel, their claim was rejected by the United Nations.

May 10 16:40

Black Jews Matter

It looks like America isn’t the only place where Blacks have had enough of the police. Israel, of all places, is now seeing a wave of protests and general unrest over the supposed harsh treatment of Ethiopian Jews.

Yes, Ethiopian Jews.

Even though they are granted the privilege of full-citizenship in the Jewish ethnostate thanks to their faith, they still live their lives as second-class citizens.

May 10 11:24

The Scottish lions' roar will be heard and felt in Tel Aviv

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was labelled "Britain's most dangerous woman" by some sections of the tabloid media during the run up to the General Election. Some people fear that she's on a mission to break up the United Kingdom in a bid to fulfil her independence ambitions. That may well be the case, but that soubriquet was also used by some of Britain's most committed members of the pro-Israel lobby whose main national interests lie well beyond these shores. They saw some of their biggest political supporters fall in an astonishing electoral performance by Sturgeon's Scottish National Party (SNP).

May 10 11:00

Gaza farmers face Israeli bullets to harvest crops

On Friday, Israeli snipers positioned on the Gaza border in the north of the besieged territory shot a Palestinian farmer, causing him serious injuries.

May 10 10:49

Settlers attack Palestinian woman and her children in Hebron

A group of Jewish settlers physically assaulted a Palestinian woman and her young children in the Old City of Hebron in the southern West Bank late Saturday, a local human rights group said.

May 10 10:47

EU MPs demand ending partnership pacts with Israel

A group of European lawmakers demand the abolition of partnership agreements with the Israeli regime citing its persisting aggression against the Palestinian population.

May 10 10:22

ISRAEL IS THE BIG WINNER IN BRITISH ELECTION

George Galloway should have learned one thing from the recent election campaign in Israel; people want to hear issues, not attacks on fellow candidates.

He didn’t and it cost him his seat in Parliament …

Worse yet, Palestine lost one of its most outspoken supporters.

May 10 10:19

Santorum to Obama: ‘Iran, enemy. Israel, friend’

Rick Santorum hinted Saturday in South Carolina that he is close to announcing whether he will again run for president, telling a gathering of conservative activists he’s driven by what he called President Barack Obama’s failures on national security.

“Russia, China and yes, radical Islam, is threatening our country,” the former Pennsylvania senator said. “Heck, I would just be happy if our president would be able to tell the difference between our friends and enemies.

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Rick, we're all intelligent adults out here. We can decide for ourselves who our enemies are or are not.

Iran, not.

Russia, not.

China, not.

Private Central Banks? ENEMY!

Politicians willing to sell our children as mercenaries for Israel in exchange for campaign money? ENEMY!

But if you really feel that strongly about it, Rick, here's your rifle. Here's your parachute. We ran out of the camo but here is a bright da-glo orange jumpsuit left over from the CIA torture dungeons. Watch your head climbing into that transport plane ad we will call the Russians, Chinese, and Iranians to let them know you are on your way to kick their butts all by yourself.

But the rest of us, sick of endless wars launched with endless lies, will sit this one out and keep our kids here safe at home.

May 10 10:15

Campus Debates on Israel Drive a Wedge Between Jews and Minorities

The debates can stretch from dusk to dawn, punctuated by tearful speeches and forceful shouting matches, with accusations of racism, colonialism and anti-Semitism. At dozens of college campuses across the country, student government councils are embracing resolutions calling on their administrations to divest from companies that enable what they see as Israel’s mistreatment of Palestinians.

And while no university boards or administrators are heeding the students’ demands, the effort to pressure Israel appears to be gaining traction at campuses across the country and driving a wedge between many Jewish and minority students.

May 10 10:06

Growing Up Hasidic — and Racist

'In the ultra-Orthodox Hasidic community I grew up in, racism is a common aspect of life. It is seen as necessary in order to maintain the separation from goyim, or gentiles, and uphold the status of chosen nation (and as Hasidim, chosen Jews). As young children, we were educated about the horrors of the gentiles, who were out to destroy the pious Jews.'

May 10 09:46

Israel seeking to trigger US war with Russia, Iran: Analyst

Israel is working to create a military confrontation between the United States and Russia by worsening tensions and pressuring Washington to attack Iran, a US activist and commentator in Idaho says.

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May 10 09:35

ADL Reports: Gilad Atzmon and Yaakov Shapiro Condemn Israel and Zionism

Unlike JVP and Modoweiss who cowardly failed to even mention* the historic anti Zionist gathering between Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro and yours truly in NYC last Wednesday, the infamous ultra Zionist ADL was brave enough to send a reporter to the event and even deliver a brief review of the discussion.

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May 10 08:55

‘Illegal under international law’: EU slams Israel’s settlement plans in East Jerusalem

The EU has criticized Israel for recently approving the construction of 900 new settler homes in East Jerusalem, joining the US and Palestinian condemnation of Tel-Aviv’s settlement policies.

May 10 07:43

Marco Rubio's Billionaire Backer

Two important words missing from NY Times article, "Israel" and "Jew"

May 10 04:01

EU joins criticism of East Jerusalem settlement plan

The European Union on Saturday added to US and Palestinian criticism over Israeli plans to build 900 settler homes in annexed East Jerusalem.

May 10 02:39

Cameron back in No 10 looks like bad news for Middle East peace

The closest fought UK General Election for many years has produced an unexpected victory for David Cameron and the Conservative Party. With predictions of a hung parliament built around Westminster fears of a tartan invasion by Scottish National Party MPs, the result of a clearly failing first-past-the-post electoral system is likely to fuel calls for electoral reform. Millions of votes for minority parties were, to all intents and purposes, wasted. This, though, is not the only negative aspect of the poll. It is bad news all round for peace in the Middle East, and the first to feel the effects will be Britain's 2-million Muslim citizens.

May 09 15:32

Israel-Palestine: Speeding up the countdown to catastrophe

Alan Hart explains why he believes that the countdown to catastrophe in Israel-Palestine has begun, and argues that the extent to which Israeli Jews have been brainwashed has made this inevitable.

May 09 14:54

Israeli Crimes in Gaza, 2014: Amnesty Whitewashes Another Massacre

Amnesty International has issued four reports on the Israeli massacre in Gaza in 2014.1Given the scale of the destruction and the number of fatalities, any attempt to document the crimes committed should be welcomed. However, these reports are problematic, and raise questions about the organisation itself, including why the reports were ever written at all.2They also raise questions about the broader human rights industry that are worth considering.

May 09 13:21

More Neocon-Zionist Theater in Texas

The Zionist-influenced mass media has predictably seized on this latest terror stage-play to push the fear campaign of ‘homegrown terror’ harder than ever before, plunging the already credulous masses deeper into an artificially-induced slumber of willful ignorance about the fabricated nature of ‘terrorism’ in the West.

May 09 11:00

Netanyahu’s Fringe Coalition Regime, Palestinian Authority Hypocrisy

On May 7, Netanyahu announced the most lunatic fringe coalition regime in Israel’s history. It includes racist hate-mongers, over-the-top fascists and religious fundamentalist zealots – an incendiary combination threatening regional peace and stability.

May 09 10:53

Free Expression Group “PEN America” Sponsored by Apartheid Israel

Literature fans who respect Palestinian rights will have been disturbed to find Israel listed among sponsors of this week’s PEN World Voices festival in New York.

The “embassy of Israel” was named on the festival’s sponsors page as a “patron” and also appears on an individual events page as a fully-fledged “sponsor.”

May 09 09:46

Netanyahu Appoints Ayelet Shaked—Who Called For Genocide of Palestinians—as Justice Minister in New Government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to appoint Ayelet Shaked as justice minister in his fourth government. Shaked is a Member of Knesset (MK) representing the far-right HaBayit HaYehudi (“Jewish Home”) party. She is known for her extreme, ultranationalist views.

During Israel’s summer 2014 attack on Gaza, MK Shaked essentially called for the genocide of Palestinians. In a Facebook post on July 1—a day before Israeli extremists kidnapped Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Khdeir and burned him alive—the lawmaker asserted that “the entire Palestinian people is the enemy” and called for its destruction, “including its elderly and its women, its cities and its villages, its property and its infrastructure.”

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In an earlier post, I mentioned that Netanyahu's new government was slightly to the right of Attila the Hun. Let me rephrase that; MURDEROUSLY to the right of Attila the Hun!

This appointment is really bad for the Palestinian people, and a harbinger of the horrors to most probably come against them, perpetrated by this Israeli government.

May 09 09:46

Netanyahu Appoints Ayelet Shaked—Who Called For Genocide of Palestinians—as Justice Minister in New Government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to appoint Ayelet Shaked as justice minister in his fourth government. Shaked is a Member of Knesset (MK) representing the far-right HaBayit HaYehudi (“Jewish Home”) party. She is known for her extreme, ultranationalist views.

During Israel’s summer 2014 attack on Gaza, MK Shaked essentially called for the genocide of Palestinians. In a Facebook post on July 1—a day before Israeli extremists kidnapped Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Khdeir and burned him alive—the lawmaker asserted that “the entire Palestinian people is the enemy” and called for its destruction, “including its elderly and its women, its cities and its villages, its property and its infrastructure.”

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In an earlier post, I mentioned that Netanyahu's new government was slightly to the right of Attila the Hun. Let me rephrase that; MURDEROUSLY to the right of Attila the Hun!

This appointment is really bad for the Palestinian people, and a harbinger of the horrors to most probably come against them, perpetrated by this Israeli government.

May 09 09:03

US ‘Disappointed’ by Israel’s New East Jerusalem Settlement Plans

US State Department officials issued a statement of rebuke to Israel’s newly minted government today, criticizing their planned expansion of settlements in occupied East Jerusalem.

“This is a disappointing development,” noted spokesman Jeff Rathke, saying the US wants to “see a commitment for the two-state solution,” and that the latest construction plans are incompatible with that.

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Memo to Jeff Rathke: this will only happen when pigs fly.

The new Israeli government (which could be reasonably described, collectively, as being just a little to the right of Attila the Hun) is committed to as much extermination of the Palestinian people, and expropriation of their lands, as they think they can get away with. Episodic, serial genocide is their plan, which is why we see the killings and land grabs come in increments.

And Mr. Rathke, a note, and one that Israel's bag men in Washington don't want Americans to remember; under the Symington Amendment, every bit of financial and military aid given to Israel is illegal. Unlike Iran which DID sign the NNPT, Israel, which is a known nuclear nation, refuses to become a signatory to the NNPT, and have its nuclear sites inspected.

This is what makes any and all US aid to Israel - amounting to billions of dollars in a year - completely illegal. And yet, Congress, with its pathological generosity to this country, believes it is above the law, and continues to lavish Israel with money and military aid.

What Obama should do (if he had any "male attributes") is to STOP all aid to Israel, declare publicly that he, through his executive action" is enforcing the Symington Amendment, and no more aid to Israel will be forthcoming.

Unfortunately, again, that will only happen when pigs fly!!!

May 09 09:00

Israel's safety belt: the US Christian Right pushes new anti-BDS initiative

Tennessee's General Assembly formally condemned the Palestinian-led Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) campaign, the first US state legislature to do so. Joint Resolution 170 was approved 93-1 by the House of Representatives, following a 30-0 vote in the state Senate.

The resolution calls BDS "one of the main vehicles for spreading anti-Semitism", describing it as "inherently antithetical and deeply damaging to the causes of peace, justice, equality, democracy and human rights for all the peoples in the Middle East."

The vote, which carries no legal weight, was celebrated by pro-Israel campaigners such as StandWithUs co-founder Roz Rothstein, who tweeted "oh happy day."

May 09 08:29

Ex-U.N. Official John Dugard: Israel’s Crimes are "Infinitely Worse" Than in Apartheid South Africa

As Palestine joins the International Criminal Court, former U.N. Special Rapporteur John Dugard talks about how an apartheid case could be brought against Israel in the ICC. "I’m a South African who lived through apartheid," Dugard said. "I have no hesitation in saying that Israel’s crimes are infinitely worse than those committed by the apartheid regime of South Africa."

May 09 08:26

Primus latest band to cancel Israel show

Legendary San Francisco Bay Area-based prog-rock group Primus has become the latest band to cancel a planned performance in Israel.

May 08 18:34

How on earth do they survive in that ‘hell called Gaza’?

“I’m from that hell called Gaza. Extreme poverty, unemployment and insecurity destroy life and future of people who can hardly survive.......

War-weary mother writes
•“Schools work in 2 or 3 shifts a day especially in areas where displaced people of the last war still shelter in UNRWA schools; they don’t have any other place to go.”
•“Travel is not a lifestyle in Gaza… It is difficult for us to live or to leave.”
•“We just dream of leading a decent life.”

May 08 18:29

NZ Super-annuitants Profit from Gaza Children’s’ Agony

The NZSF governance and its contributors an beneficiaries should, in the manner of all decent people, be absolutely outraged that their monies and blood profits are complicitous in the deaths and inhumane suffering of Palestinian children like little Hamza and divest immediately.

May 08 14:18

Palestinian Authority Hypocrisy

n May 7, Netanyahu announced the most lunatic fringe coalition regime in Israel's history.

It includes racist hate-mongers, over-the-top fascists and religious fundamentalist zealots - an incendiary combination threatening regional peace and stability.

Palestinian Authority (PA) chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said "(t)he face of a new form of racist, discriminatory Israel has been revealed."

Netanyahu is "leading the charge to bury the two-state solution and impose a perpetual apartheid regime."

He formed a new government "of war which will be against peace and stability in our region."

Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu Rudaineh said Netanyahu must choose between peace and a two-state solution or a "policy of aggression and arbitrary violations against our people."

May 08 13:48

Exposed: The real story of the 2006 “Basilica Attack” in Nazareth

For the first time in nine years, an Israeli family that was falsely accused by the Israeli authorities of trying to blow up a church in Nazareth, tortured by Israel and forced to flee to Palestinian-run Ramallah tells its story.

May 08 09:58

Israeli Media: Obama to Support Palestinian Bid for Statehood at the UN

The formation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government coalition, comprised of far-right cabinet members, may have ruffled the feathers of the White House. So much so that sources say President Obama may push for UN Security Council recognition of Palestine.

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ATTENTION SECRET SERVICE: Be extra vigilant. Presidents who defy Israel get shot at! Remember what happened to John F. Kennedy who opposed Israel obtaining nuclear weapons (along with pissing off the federal Reserve).

May 08 09:40

92 injured in Lag B’Omer revelries on Mount Meron

Thousands of people visit the site of his tomb in Meron on that date, and bonfires are lit throughout Israel. In certain Jewish communities, it is customary to give 3-year-old boys their first haircut on Lag B’Omer.

In order to prevent ill treatment of animals at bonfires, dozens of volunteer veterinarians patrolled the country’s celebrations. The vets worked to prevent animal abuse, after several incidents of puppies and kittens being thrown into bonfires were reported in previous years.

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May 08 09:29

Who's Playing "Hide and Cheat"?

The estimable McClatchy News Service says President Obama "scored a decisive win" by negotiating an agreement that "will prevent Iran from ever obtaining a nuclear weapon" and termed it "a personal triumph for the President."

Not surprisingly, the painfully negotiated pact was denounced by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, who has repeatedly, (and illegally,) threatened Iran over its alleged desire to build an atomic bomb. But Obama's rebuff of Netanyahu's position was well deserved, given Israel's record of stealing American military secrets and spying on private American talks with its European allies.

May 08 08:45

Netanyahu appoints Ayelet Shaked who called for genocide of Palestinians as Justice Minister in new government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to appoint Ayelet Shaked as justice minister in his fourth government. Shaked is a Member of Knesset (MK) representing the far-right HaBayit HaYehudi (“Jewish Home”) party. She is known for her extreme, ultranationalist views.

May 08 08:22

‘Polish gas chamber’ row

According to TVN, Dr Tal Harris, researcher and lecturer at Goethe Institute in Frankfurt, made the error on Wednesday in a column about Armenian genocide and Turkey. In it, the grandson of Holocaust survivors asked: “What is the better alternative: a quick death in a Polish gas chamber or a slow one in the hot Syrian desert?”

When asked by infuriated readers on Twitter to give examples of “Polish gas chambers” he replied with Wikipedia links to Brzezinka, Auschwitz, Sobibor and Majdanek. The text has since been altered to “Nazi gas chambers”.

May 08 07:54

Natalie Portman: I'm very much against Netanyahu

The 33-year-old actress, who was born in Jerusalem as Natalie Hershlag, said: "I'm very much against Netanyahu. Against. I am very, very upset and disappointed that he was re-elected. I find his racist comments horrific.

"However, I don't — what I want to make sure is, I don't want to use my platform (the wrong way). I feel like there's some people who become prominent, and then it's out in the foreign press. You know, shit on Israel. I do not. I don't want to do that."

May 08 07:37

Syrian Army Ambushes Large Islamist Contingent in As-Sweida; Israeli Weapons Confiscated

On Thursday morning, the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Armored Division – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) – laid a powerful ambush on a large Islamist rebel contingent traveling through the hills of Al-Khalidiyah in the As-Sweida Governorate.

The militants from the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” and their allies from “Liwaa Al-Yarmouk” and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) were traveling through Al-Khalidiyah in order to transport a multitude of Israeli and American manufactured weapons to their fighters entrenched in the northern countryside of As-Sweida.

May 08 07:32

FLASHBACK 2012 - Who funds Pamela Geller? In 2010, it was a former Israel Project board member

A foundation called the Alan and Hope Winters Foundation gave $5,000 to the American Freedom Defense Initiative in 2010, the Geller-led outfit behind the anti-Muslim advertisements. The foundation also gave money to a host of other anti-Muslim outfits that year, including the neoconservative Hudson Institute ($25,000) and David Yerushalmi’s Society of Americans for National Existence ($115,000).

Geller said that the Winters’ money went to her activism around Park 51. But the fact that a big-pocketed foundation gave cash to Geller’s group raises the question as to whether other foundations are likewise funding Geller’s ad buying spree.

May 08 07:30

Pamela Geller: Israeli Secret Agent?

What Pam Geller doesn’t understand is that the United States is not at war is Islam. The United States was not attacked by Islam. We were criminally attacked by religious extremists. Geller claims, "All Muslims are the same." That is like saying all Jews or all Christians are the same. It is as ridiculous a claim as saying grade school kids in the U.S. have textbooks with three chapters on Islam and the teachers (nationwide) are keeping the children from bringing home their books.

May 08 07:21

US: Israel’s construction of 900 settlements in East Jerusalem is ‘a disappointing development’

US State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said that the Jerusalem District Planning Committee's approval of the construction of 900 settlement units in East Jerusalem is "a disappointing development".

Speaking in a press briefing yesterday, Rathke said: "We have continued to reiterate that we are strongly opposed to the steps by the Israeli authorities to advance construction in East Jerusalem. This is a disappointing development, and we're concerned about it."

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Yet the President continues to send those checks full of billions of taxpayer dollars to pay for it all!

May 08 07:19

Europe and U.S. keep watchful eye on Israel's legislative plans

Benjamin Netanyahu's formation of one of the most right-wing government in Israel's history has fueled concerns in Europe and the United States about further settlement building and dimming prospects for peace.

May 08 07:19

Saudi airline denies landing plane in Israel for first time in nation's history

Saudi Arabia has denied allegations that one of its flagship aircraft landed in Israel, after airport workers reported spotting a Saudi plane at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport late on Tuesday night.

The plane, an Airbus 330, touched down at Israel’s primary international airport in a historic first.

Saudi Arabia does not officially recognise the state of Israel, and says it has no diplomatic relations with it.

May 08 07:18

Free expression group PEN America gets sponsored by apartheid Israel

Literature fans who respect Palestinian rights will have been disturbed to find Israel listed among sponsors of this week’s PEN World Voices festival in New York.

The “embassy of Israel” was named on the festival’s sponsors page as a “patron” and also appears on an individual events page as a fully-fledged “sponsor.”

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Six “table hosts” for the dinner — renowned authors Peter Carey, Michael Ondaatje, Francine Prose, Teju Cole, Rachel Kushner and Taiye Selasi — all withdrew from their roles in protest at plans to award French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo with a special award.

May 08 07:16

Head of new pro-Israel group makes series of racist comments

In a discussion prompted by the killing of a Jewish security guard at a bar mitzvah in Copenhagen earlier that month, Benjamin implies that Muslims in general are to blame for anti-Semitic crimes.

“I see anti-Semitism and the rise of fundamental Islam and the changing demographics in Europe as inexticably linked. It’s a bit — if I could use a rather crude analogy — it’s a bit like having a hornets’ nest at the end of your garden.”

May 08 07:15

Gaza child unable to walk because of Israeli bullet

Suddenly, the boy felt a pain in his back. He could not move, so Akram rushed him to hospital.

Fadi was struck by a bullet fired on Palestinian farmers by Israeli soldiers. The bullet appears to have entered his family’s home through a corner that was not roofed. Fadi had been sitting in that corner, his father told The Electronic Intifada.

May 07 15:39

Gilad Atzmon - 2015 May Book Tour

May 07 15:04

Gilad Atzmon tour dates and locations.

May 07 14:42

Israel's safety belt: the US Christian Right pushes new anti-BDS initiative

On April 21, Tennessee's General Assembly formally condemned the Palestinian-led Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) campaign, the first US state legislature to do so. Joint Resolution 170 was approved 93-1 by the House of Representatives, following a 30-0 vote in the state Senate.

May 07 14:38

Israeli forces shoot, seriously injure Palestinian near Nablus

Israeli forces shot and seriously injured a Palestinian man in al-Fara refugee camp north of Nablus on Thursday, locals said.

May 07 14:22

BEX Alert!!! - "McCain Slams NSA Ruling: 'People Seem to Have Forgotten 9/11' "

The court's ruling sharpens the focus on the ongoing congressional debate surrounding the program.

Sen Sen. John McCain said Thursday he is worried about a court's ruling, saying the program is necessary to fight terror.

"It is clear that 9/11 could have been prevented if we had known about the communications," the Arizona Republican, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, told Fox News. "We have to have that capability."

(Note: The "Newsmax" e-mail feed sent this article out with the Headline posted above: "McCain Slams NSA Ruling: 'People Seem to Have Forgotten 9/11'" . .. but notice when you connect to the source article the headline reads, "Appeals Court: NSA Phone Surveillance Not Legal" . .. that's definitely some "creative editing". . . lol)

May 07 13:44

Army Opens Fire On Farmers And Fishers In The Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Thursday at dawn, on a number of Palestinian farmers east of Deir al-Balah, in Central Gaza, while navy ships opened fire on fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters.

May 07 12:58

Ted Cruz Deemed ‘Defender of Israel’ by Shmuley Boteach

Presidential hopeful to receive award in May for ‘unwavering support’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have this radical idea. Let's start electing politicians who are devoted to the United States of America!

May 07 12:17

Senate passes bill giving Congress right to weigh in Iran nuke deal

With a 98-1 vote, the US Senate passed a bipartisan bill that would give Congress review rights over the White House’s Iran nuclear deal. The bill is expected to pass in the House, and has president Obama’s support.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama is "supporting" the bill only because he doesn't want an overturned veto on his resume!

May 07 09:44

ETHIOPIAN DIARY ~~ PART THREE ~~ WHY WE WILL CONTINUE TO PROTEST

“We will demonstrate against police brutality and in solidarity with all the members of the community who are not treated fairly by the authorities.”

“We’ve been silent for 30 years and now we’re making our cry heard. I call on everyone to join and not to remain apathetic.”

May 07 09:42

The New Israeli Government: It’s Worse Than You Think

The new Israeli government is a total victory for the most extreme elements in the extreme Right in Israel. The overtly racist party HaBayit HaYehudi, the party of the West Bank settlers, will control the Justice Dept. , the Education Dept. , and almost all important government offices concerned with the Occupation of the West Bank. And they have secured a promise from Likud to bring forward a proposed law that would make it illegal for any nonprofit to receive funds from a foreign government without approval from the government. That is directed at the various Israeli peace, reconciliation, human rights, and dialogue organizations that get support from a variety of European countries who want to see peace between Israel and Palestinians.

May 07 08:01

New Right-Wing Israeli Government Expected To Complicate Palestinian Peace Process

One U.S. State Department official told BuzzFeed News that relations between Jerusalem and Washington were not expected to “warm up anytime soon” given Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s last-minute coalition.

May 07 07:59

Netanyahu Forms New Racist, Fascist Government

Weeks after Israeli's March 17 elections, Netanyahu and four other extremist political parties formed a new coalition government - barely with 61 of 120 Knesset seats. Bar-Ilan University Professor Eytan Gilboa calls it "a big political mess…Nobody in his right mind believes that this will hold for even a short time."

May 07 07:44

Israel: Serial Terror-Bomber

Israel operates like America, other rogue NATO members and Saudi Arabia. It claims a divine right to terror-bomb other nations, groups and individuals at its discretion.

It calls naked aggression "self-defense." It calls justifiable resistance "terrorism." It willfully targets civilians. It invents reasons to justify its lawlessness. They ring hollow every time.

May 07 07:31

Palestinian village fights to survive as Israel sends in bulldozers

When hundreds of Israeli police and border patrol officers arrived in the village of Dahmash at 3am on 15 April, they sealed off the homes and forbade local residents from venturing outside. Within two hours, their bulldozers had torn through homes.

Eighteen members of the Assaf family, including several children, were left homeless. In total, five apartments in three different buildings were flattened.

A video of the demolition has since been posted on YouTube.

“It was very scary for the kids,” Miada Assaf, who lived one of the buildings, told a group of activists and journalists visiting the village on 2 May. “It’s very difficult for us when they come and destroy homes.”

Residents told The Electronic Intifada that police arrived in heavy riot gear and fired gas bombs in the area before bringing in the bulldozers.

May 07 07:30

Israeli defense minister promises to kill more civilians and threatens to nuke Iran

Israeli defense minister Moshe Yaalon on Tuesday said Israel would attack entire civilian neighborhoods during any future assault on Gaza or Lebanon.

Speaking at a conference in Jerusalem, Yaalon threatened that “we are going to hurt Lebanese civilians to include kids of the family. We went through a very long deep discussion … we did it then, we did it in [the] Gaza Strip, we are going to do it in any round of hostilities in the future.”

May 06 21:51

Amnesty whitewashes another massacre

Amnesty International has issued four reports on the Israeli massacre in Gaza in 2014. Given the scale of the destruction and the number of fatalities, any attempt to document the crimes committed should be welcomed. However, these reports are problematic, and raise questions about the organisation itself, including why the reports were ever written at all. They also raise questions about the broader human rights industry that are worth considering.

May 06 21:48

Israel to Completely Demolish Negev Village & Displace Residents

The Israeli Supreme Court, on Tuesday, issued a final decision to demolish and displace the people of Atir-Umm Al-Hieran, a Palestinian village which remains unrecognized in the Negev desert of southern Israel.

May 06 14:02

Palestine: More Than 11,000 Demolition Orders Pending in West Bank

There are more than 11,000 currently outstanding demolition orders issued by Israeli authorities against Palestinian-owned properties in the Occupied West Bank, according to new figures.

The official data, as presented by UN OCHA in a recent report, shows that Israeli authorities issued 14,087 demolition orders in ‘Area C’ of the West Bank between 1988 and 2014, on the basis that they lacked the required permit.

The number of affected structures is higher, however, as some orders target several structures.

May 06 12:56

Israeli MP Accused of Inciting Palestinian Genocide Named Justice Minister

There are fresh concerns over the future of Israeli-Palestinian relations after an Israeli ultranationalist member of the country’s parliament, who is accused of calling for the genocide of Palestinian people, was appointed Israel’s Justice minister.

Ayelet Shaked from the far-right HaBayit HaYehudi (Jewish Home) party was given the position as justice minister as part of a deal that saw PM Netanyahu gather enough support to form a coalition and control the Israeli parliament, the Knesset.

May 06 11:55

ISIS in US Ready to Attack 'Any Target We Desire'

"Two soldiers … of the caliphate attacked an exhibit in Garland in American Texas, and this exhibit was holding a contest for drawings offensive to the prophet Muhammad," the jihadist group said on its al-Bayan radio station, according to the SITE Intelligence Group.

The group is now warning "the attack by the Islamic State in America is only the beginning..."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yep. more BOGGA-BOOGA from SITE Intelligence (as in Israeli and CIA) group.

May 06 11:47

GAZERNICA

"This land of God cannot be for some a land of life and for others a land of death, exclusion, occupation or political imprisonment." -- Archbishop Michel Sabbah, Patriarch Emeritus of Jerusalem

May 06 11:10

UK General Election: Democracy hits the bottom

On the even of the UK’s legislative elections, Stuart Littlewood reflects on Britain’s bankrupt politics – devoid of talent and beholden to foreign states such as Israel – but detects a glimmer of hope.

May 06 11:06

ETHIOPIAN DIARY ~~ PART TWO ~~ WHY WE PROTEST

I was in the army four years ago, and when I was released, my wife and I went to rent an apartment — and we were told they don’t want Ethiopians.”

May 06 10:43

Senate Sets Test Vote on Iran Sanctions Bill

As expected, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R – KY) has cut off debate on the compromise bill aimed at giving Congress the power to veto a P5+1 nuclear agreement with Iran.

Sen. McConnell’s move cuts off debate on further amendments to the bill, which have predominantly aimed to add more onerous restrictions to a nuclear deal that would almost certainly kill the talks outright.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congress does not have any authority over the United Nations Security Council, which is the "P5" in "P5+1." Odd how a Congress totally uninterested in oversight when the White House wants to start a war suddenly demands they be heard when the White House wants to work towards peace! But I digress.

Congress, in inserting itself into a foreign policy issue, is in violation of the Logan Act. All they can do is order Obama not to agree to the P5+1 at which point the other nations will just move forward with their own agreement to end the sanctions, and the US will be the one who is economically isolated.

May 06 10:29

Naming and Shaming – The List Of Israel’s Agents Within British Politics

Ahead of Election Day tomorrow, the ultra Zionist www.webelieveinisrael.org.uk published its list of Sabbos Goyim operating within British politics.

“With Polling Day in the General Election this Thursday, here is a list of all the parliamentary candidates who have sent positive replies to the Fairness for Israel Charter,” the Zionist outlet informed its followers.

May 06 09:34

Putin Aide Says Israel is Training ISIS

A senior aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Israel's Mossad of training Islamic State (aka ISIS) terrorists operating in Iraq and Syria, Iran's Press TV reports.

Alexander Prokhanov told the state-controlled news outlet that Mossad is also likely to have transferred some of its “spying experience” to the leadership of ISIS, even as Israeli military advisers assisted the terrorists in other ways.

Prokhanov said ISIS is a byproduct of US policies in the Middle East.

"ISIS is a tool at the hands of the United States. They tell the Europeans that if we (the Americans) do not intervene, ISIS will cause you harm," he said. In fact, however, he added, Iran and Russia are the main targets of ISIS terror.

May 06 09:33

Press TV: UK politics dominated by Israel lobbyists

Press TV has conducted an interview with Gilad Atzmon, a musician, author and political commentator in London, about a Jewish community’s recent criticism of Britain’s “complicity” in Israeli war crimes.

May 06 08:59

Israeli Soldiers Describe How They "Shot Innocent Civilians Because They Were Bored"

In a 242-page report, soldiers recount how they fire artillery at random houses to avenge fallen comrades, shoot at innocent civilians because they were bored and watch armed drones attack a pair of women. That and much more.

May 06 08:19

Are You Really Stunned That Ethiopian Anger Has Reached Tel Aviv?

Scenes like that, of the press talking with activists, were mixed with those that looked ripped from the West Bank, with the Israeli army confronting Palestinian demonstrators. Legions of policemen with truncheons waded into crowds of black men and women; police hurled stun grenades by the dozens; mounted officers charged down the streets lined with posh cafés. Lumbering white armored vehicles sprayed the protesters with water cannons.

Was this Tel Aviv? The high-tech metropolis where everything is relaxed and people sit on the beach for hours on end? How, some wondered, could such violence reach all the way into this bubble?

But the real question is: How could it not?

May 06 07:07

The Month in Pictures: April 2015

Israeli forces shot and killed five Palestinians in the occupied West Bank during the month of April.

May 06 07:07

South Africans apologize over forest planted on Palestinian village

Many donors to the South Africa Forest in present-day Israel probably do not realize that they are helping to cover up the results of ethnic cleansing. Such details have been omitted from a Jewish National Fund website promoting the Lower Galilee project as environmentally sound and offering a certificate to anyone who finances the plantation of at least two trees.

Campaigners with the group Stop the JNF in South Africa are trying to highlight how the land where the forest is located was once the site of the Palestinian village of Lubya. It was destroyed by Zionist forces during the Nakba (Arabic for catastrophe), the forced displacement of Palestinians in 1948.

In a novel ceremony on 1 May, a number of South Africans who have previously given money to the JNF issued a public apology.

May 06 07:06

Netanyahu ready to give Bennett's party justice portfolio, but with limited authority

The Likud is likely to accede to Habayit Hayehudi Chairman Naftali Bennett's demand to hand the Justice Ministry portfolio over to his party, but with limited authority, a senior Likud official said Wednesday.

May 05 15:09

Marianne Azizi's Facebook Page - videos of Ethiopian protests

May 05 14:13

Tony Blair acts as character witness for Ehud Olmert in corruption trial

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair came to the defense of Ehud Olmert as a character witness in the corruption trial against the former Israeli premier in the country’s Supreme Court.

May 05 14:10

Why Iran Must Remain a US Enemy

The most important factor in shaping US policy towards Iran is domestic politics - not Obama's own geopolitical vision.

May 05 14:05

Samples of Israeli Horrific Brutality and War Criminality in Gaza

The Israeli group Breaking the Silence issued a report this morning containing testimony from Israeli soldiers about the savagery and criminality committed by the Israeli military during the attack on Gaza last summer. The Independent has a good article describing the report’s findings: “The Israeli military deliberately pounded civilian areas in the Gaza Strip with incessant fire of inaccurate ordinance” and “was at best indifferent about casualties among the Palestinian population.” At best.

May 05 13:53

The battle between American-Jewish political donors heats up

With potential candidates for next year's US presidential elections starting to declare their hand, the chief donors on both sides of the political divide appear to have one issue uppermost in mind: Israel.

May 05 13:51

UN battle to ‘shame’ Israel over abuse of children

Palestinian solidarity groups have taken to social media to step up the pressure on United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to include Israel for the first time on a “shame list” of serious violators of children’s rights.

The campaign, which culminates in the submission of an online petition to Ban’s office on 7 May, was launched after indications that Israel is exerting enormous pressure on UN officials to avoid being named.

May 05 13:33

FLASHBACK - 9th Circuit Upholds Ban on Bus Ads About Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

In an editorial published Friday, the Los Angeles Times has lambasted the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for upholding the decision of Seattle’s transit system to block ads that denounced the U.S. for supporting “Israeli war crimes”–and all ads relating to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

May 05 13:18

Danish anti-Israeli settlements bus ads halted

The Danish Palestinian Friendship Association said Monday it would expand its anti-settlement advertising campaign after Copenhagen bus operator Movia said it was dropping their ads from buses in the city.

May 05 13:15

Israeli police withdraw claim Palestinian planned stabbing attack

Israeli police have withdrawn allegations that Hatem Salah, who was shot in the foot by an Israeli security guard on Monday, was attempting a stabbing attack as he had no sharp objects in his possession at the time.

May 05 12:52

BREAKING THE SILENCE: IDF ARMY VETS ADMIT TO DELIBERATELY TARGETING CIVILIANS

Breaking the Silence, an organization of veteran Israeli soldiers, harshly slammed the Israeli army for its operational policy during last summer’s aggression on Gaza, saying it led to “immense and unprecedented harm to the civilian population and infrastructures in the Gaza Strip,” Monday reported the Israeli daily Haaretz.
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May 05 12:47

Gilad Atzmon 2015 May Book Tour

From tomorrow I will be visiting many cities all over the US signing a new book I co-wrote with legendary cartoonist Enzo Apicella (A to Zion- The Definitive Israeli Lexicon- out on May 27th). A lot of controversy to follow...Books will be available for purchase ahead of publication at the events.

The first event is, Tomorrow, Wednesday May 6, NYC. An historic dialogue between ultra orthodox Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro and yours truly:

Please spread the message and come and bring your friends

May 05 12:00

Surviving in the “hell called Gaza”

Stuart Littlewood describes, through the words of a Palestinian mother from the Gaza Strip, one family's situation in the aftermath of Israel's genocidal assaults – overwhelmed by death, destruction, grief and chronic deprivation.

May 05 11:44

As Israel Lobby Pushes Full-Access Inspections, US Makes False Claims on Iran Nuclear Deal

Senior US officials have been claiming that Iranian negotiators had agreed in Lausanne to accept a demand that Iran allow the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to inspect any site it considered suspicious anywhere in the country, including military bases. Such a provision would have given Israel license to make an endless series of bogus intelligence claims such as the ones that had been labeled "possible military dimensions" aimed at preventing the lifting of sanctions against Iran.

Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei repudiated the claims that Iran had agreed in Lausanne to such inspections on demand. He declared in a speech on April 9 that the IAEA would not be allowed to inspect the country's military sites "under the excuse of nuclear supervision." Khamenei's speech came the day after the Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan had made it clear that no international inspections of Iranian military sites would be allowed under the nuclear agreement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel wants a war to be fought between the US and Iran, and their purchased representatives in the US Congress are leaving no stone unturned to insure that this will happen.

There is only one teensy, tiny problem, however, and is the 6,000 lb bear, draped over the Bluthner piano: that problem is Russia.

Russian officials, both political and military, have gone on record that they will come to Iran's aid militarily if it is attacked; perhaps, at first, with logistics and weapons.

If things look dicey for Iran, we may next see Russian troops aiding the Iranians.

Russia and Iran have already signed a military pact this year, and will be doing joint military exercises to increase their interoperational capabilities.

I would strongly caution President Obama not to let this scenario unfold; the US military doesn't have the troop strength; the manufacturing; or the money to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

And if China joins the fray on Iran's side, all bets are off.

May 05 11:31

Israeli Commander: Civilian Toll Will Be Even Higher in Next Gaza War

Amid talk of Israeli soldiers ordered to deliberately murder Gaza civilians, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, Israeli Army commander during last summer’s invasion, talked up an even bigger civilian toll next time.

“It’s going to be worse next time,” Gantz said, insisting that Hamas’ tactics require a dramatic change to the “rules of war” and that Israel will have to attack civilians knowing Hamas is likely hiding behind them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is apparent that General Gantz has his very own "Palestinian Final Solution"; to kill all Palestinians he thinks he can get away with killing.

It is very disappointing to see what Israel has become in the 21st century; a rabidly apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy with nuclear weapons!!

May 05 11:26

Israeli Troops Ordered to Kill Civilians on Sight During Gaza Invasion

Israel has repeatedly denied reports of deliberate targeting of civilians during its wars in the Gaza Strip, those claims were once again proven false today with the release of a new report by Israeli veterans NGO Breaking the Silence.

The report features testimony from more than 60 Israeli soldiers who confirmed that not only did they deliberately target civilians during the most recent invasion, but that they were explicitly ordered to do so.

“Whoever you see there, you kill,” is how one soldier summed up the orders. He said soldiers were told the civilians “knew they’re not supposed to be there” and therefore they were to kill anyone who wasn’t an Israeli soldier on sight.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The IDF "the most moral army in the world", MY ASTROLABE!!!

Netanyahu, his entire cabinet, and the chief of staff of the IDF should be cooling their heels in a cell at the International Criminal Court for that one.

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