ISRAEL

Aug 22 09:19

THE ISIS CONSPIRACY EXPLAINED!

The ISIS "uprising" is a US-Israel engineered plot using provocateurs, mercenaries, "jihadist" fanatics, and NGO's. The Axis of Evil and its various puppets seek to smash any independent Middle Eastern state that refuses to bow down to Greater Israel.

Aug 22 08:09

Gaza and the limits of ‘objective’ reporting

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has always been a lopsided affair. On 14 July, US satirist Jon Stewart highlighted the disparity in the ‘war’ between Israel and Gaza. Playing an NBC news clip, Stewart noted the clothing of the two correspondents. In Tel Aviv, Martin Fletcher wore a breezy polo shirt, while in Gaza Ayman Mohyeldin was equipped in a full flak suit.

‘He looks like an extra from The Hurt Locker!’ Stewart exclaimed, imploring his audience to comprehend the folly of trying to balance both sides of this particular story.

Aug 22 08:09

RT Crosstalk - last half ''mowing the lawn'' 22 Aug

Aug 22 07:46

Aussies protest Israeli film festival

Pro-Palestinian activists have held a rally in Sydney to protest against the opening of the Israeli Film Festival in the Australian city.

Protester gathered near Sydney’s Palace Verona cinema on Thursday to show their solidarity with Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip who have been under Israeli attacks since July 8.

The protest came despite a ruling by the New South Wales Supreme Court, which said the rally at Palace Verona on Oxford Street, could not go ahead, citing concerns about traffic.

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"Yeah. Traffic. That's it. It's the traffic. Yeah, yeah. Sure, sure. Traffic. That is why we have to stop you protesting Israel. The traffic! Sure, sure!"

Aug 22 07:45

Sands of Sorrow Pt. 1 - 1950s Documentary on the plight of Palestine

Aug 22 07:45

Sands of Sorrow Pt. 2 - 1950s Documentary on the plight of Palestine

Aug 22 07:45

Sands of Sorrow Pt3 - 1950s Documentary on the plight of Palestine

Aug 21 18:33

Things cannot stay the same after Israeli genocide in Gaza

After every bloody episode of violence perpetrated by Israel, media spin doctors are often deployed with one grand mission: to absolve Israel of any responsibility in their acts of carnage.

Not only do these apologists demonize Palestinians, but anyone who dares to take a stand on their behalf. The main staple of this Israeli strategy has been blaming the victim. Such a tactic is nothing new in the way the so-called "Arab-Israeli conflict" has been presented in Western media, whose narrative has been much closer to that of Israeli official and media discourses than that of Palestinians. This continued despite the decades-long military occupation, successive wars, and countless massacres.

Aug 21 12:36

Israeli settlers unleash dog pack on Palestinian kids

Israeli settlers have unleashed a large pack of dogs on Palestinian children, brutally injuring one near Salfit in the center of the occupied West Bank.

The dogs harshly savaged the five-year-old boy, who is in dire need of several surgeries, including a facial reconstructive one.

The boy, identified as Karmel Moayyad Shakir, was playing with his peers in the village of Azawiyeh when the illegal settlers from the nearby Kannat settlement arrived at the spot along with a large pack of dogs.

Before the boy’s family could intervene, the dogs attacked the five-year-old who was lucky enough not to die, yet sustained severe injuries.

Aug 21 12:04

US accuses Israel of targeting relatives of kidnapped and murdered Palestinian 16-year-old

The United States on Wednesday charged Israel had targeted members of a Palestinian family whose teenaged son was kidnapped and killed in July along with two cousins, who are US citizens.

Tensions between Palestinians and Israelis in annexed east Jerusalem plunged to a new low on July 2 when 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khder was snatched from an east Jerusalem street and later found burned alive.

Israeli police arrested six alleged Jewish extremists as suspects and on July 17 charged three, freeing the others.

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This may be the reaosn Israel; is again trying to claim HAMAS kidnapped and killed the three teens in the West Bank, to create an "equivalency" for the death of the American.

Aug 21 11:05

The Secret Playbook of Internet Trolls

Why would a Jew post vile anti-Semitic comments? Because normal people are offended by – and don’t want to be associated with – pure, naked anti-Semitism, and so they will avoid such discussions. If the discussion was originally criticizing a specific aspect of Israel policy, the discussion will break down, and the actual point regarding policy will be lost.

Similarly, anti-Semitic posts weaken websites by making them seem less reputable. Indeed, Common Dreams says that the troll’s anti-Semitic comments drove away many of that site’s largest donors … dealing a severe blow to its continued viability. That’s exactly what trolls spewing anti-Semitic bile are trying to do: shut down logical discussion and discredit and weaken sites which allow rational criticism of policy.

Aug 21 10:28

BEX ALERT - Top Hamas sheikh admits to June kidnapping of Israeli teens

Sheikh Saleh al-Arouri, a senior Hamas religious figure, is heard on the video saying that he “blessed the heroic action” which was “carried out by the al-Qassam Brigades” — the armed wing of Hamas. This action, “the kidnapping to Hebron of the three settlers,” was an “operation spoken of far and wide,” al-Arouri added.

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Israel just posted this story and as is to be expected, the corporate media is giving it headline treatment without questioning the story. Nobody ever came up with a reason why HAMAS, which at the time was trying to build world support for their Unity government, would have done such a stupid thing. Nobody has explained why the abductors, whose voices were captured in the cell phone call made by one of the victims, were speaking Hebrew.

Assuming that this is the real Saleh al-Arouri and he is not being intentionally mistranslated (again), why would he hand Israel such a potent propaganda weapon on a silver platter, especially since the IDF destroyed his home last June?

This does not pass the smell test at all!

Aug 21 09:22

#OperationFailedCeasefire ~~ WHY ISRAEL FAILED TO ACHIEVE ITS GOALS THROUGH TERROR

With the end of the ceasefire and the failure of permanent truce negotiations mediated by Egypt, Israel resumed its full-scale massacre in Gaza, killing 22 people on Wednesday.

Why did the truce talks break down? I discussed this question on Al Jazeera English on Wednesday evening, explaining that Israel rejected far-reaching and generous Palestinian offers.

Aug 21 09:22

AMERICA IS QUICK TO ACCUSE, BUT SLOW TO PROSECUTE

The US Government is usually silent when one of its citizens is either savagely beaten or even murdered by the Israeli establishment.

BUT ….

Finally they are talking about this;

BUT AGAIN ….

Let’s see what they do about it.

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Aug 21 08:00

Jewish Iranian MP: Israeli War Crimes Must Be Denounced by the World

The representative of the Jewish minority in the Iranian Parliament Siamak Marreh Sedq strongly condemned Israel’s recent attacks on the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, and said that the time is now ripe for the international community to break its silence on Tel Aviv’s criminal acts.

“Attacks on hospitals, schools and other public places are regarded as war crimes and the world should break the silence and confront these savage attempts,” Marreh Sedq told reporters on Thursday.

He noted that Israel should have its membership at the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRS) annulled.

Aug 21 07:14

TRACK THE POSITION OF THE ZIM CARGO SHIP IN REAL TIME

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As of last report, the Zim Shipping cargo ship only unloaded 2% of its cargo before protesters succeeded in halting the operation. In the rush to unload the ship, port authorities bypassed the Union Hiring Hall which put the Longshoremen firmly on the side of the protesters! As of this posting, tracking shows the Zim Piraeus well out of San Francisco bay and heading NW.

The next step is to contact any stores that carry products from Israel and announce a boycott, not of the Israeli products but the entire store itself!

Aug 21 07:05

Weapons fired in Ferguson come from companies supplying Israel, Bahrain and Egypt

When tear-gas was first fired into the streets of Ferguson, Missouri at people angry at the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, Palestinian activists sent out messages on Twitter giving people tips for how to deal with tear gas’ effects.

And there was another direct connection between events in Missouri and the West Bank, as Palestinian activist Mariam Barghouti noted: the company that supplies the Israeli army with tear gas is the same company supplying the police in Ferguson.

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The American people are being treated by the US police the way the Palestinians are treated by the IDF.

Aug 21 06:46

Gaza crisis: Israel kills three top Hamas commanders

An Israeli air strike on a house in Gaza has killed three senior Hamas military commanders, militants say.

Mohammed Abu Shamala, Mohammed Barhoum and Raed al-Attar died in the attack near the southern town of Rafah, which Gaza officials said killed at least 10.

An Israeli was severely injured as rockets were fired into Israel on Thursday, the army said.

Hostilities between the two sides resumed after talks on a long-term ceasefire deal collapsed on Tuesday.

Israel has vowed to pursue its campaign until "full security" is achieved.

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"They created a desolation, and they called it 'peace!'" -- Tacitus

Aug 21 06:41

Revered Rabbi Preaches “Slaughter” of Gentile Babies

Nazareth: A rabbi from one of the most violent settlements in the West Bank was questioned on suspicion of incitement last week as Israeli police stepped up their investigation into a book in which he sanctions the killing of non-Jews, including children and babies.

Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira is one of the leading ideologues of the most extreme wing of the religious settler movement. He is known to be a champion of the “price-tag” policy of reprisal attacks on Palestinians, including punishing them for attempts by officials to enforce Israeli law against the settlements.

So far the policy has chiefly involved violent harassment of Palestinians, with settlers inflicting beatings, attacking homes, throwing stones, burning fields, killing livestock and poisoning wells.

It is feared, however, that Shapira’s book The King’s Torah, published last year, is intended to offer ideological justifications for widening the scope of such attacks to include killing Palestinians, even children.

Aug 21 06:27

Senator Wyden, It’s Time For Decidin’

The Israeli lobby is second only to the NRA in power and influence and those who work for Israel get support, media time and lots of AIPAC ( Israeli lobby) money. Those who defy Tel Aviv are shut down rather quickly. Ron Wyden has consistently been among the top ten recipients of AIPAC money. - See more at: http://www.globalnewscentre.com/2014/08/18/senator-wyden-its-time-for-...

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Aug 20 16:01

ISRAEL IS KILLING THE FAMILY OF JESUS

So here is the deal. Some of the people walking around Palestine, Gaza, and the West Bank are blood relatives of Jesus. Distant blood relatives, but still blood relatives. Given 2000 years, it is possible that the vast majority of present day Palestinians are remote relatives of Jesus.

Israel is killing them.

And YOU are paying for it, which means you share the guilt. YOU are paying for the weapons used to kill the modern day family of Jesus. The moment you sign that 1040 form, you sign a confession, admitting before all the world that you are an accessory in the murder.

Think you are going to get into heaven after an insult like that?


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By using your money to buy weapons for Israel's war crimes, the US Government has made you all accessories to those war crimes. And you cannot get off the hook by saying, "I am only obeying the government." The Nuremberg trials at the end of WW2 established the principle that simply following the orders of your superiors does not exonerate you of guilt. Only by openly opposing Israel's war crimes will history regard you as blameless for what is being done to Gaza.

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Aug 20 12:36

ANTI SEMITISM DOES NOT HELP THE PALESTINIAN CAUSE

The most recent incident took place in Sweden just a few days ago. It received page one coverage throughout the zionist media, not as a news item but rather as a confirmation to their readers that this was in connection to supporting Israel. Both those media outlets and the attackers themselves are JUST PLAIN WRONG! The only ones benefiting by such actions are the zionists themselves, surely not the Pro Palestinian Movements. The burning of Jewish owned shops or synagogues in Paris will not rebuild the shops and mosques destroyed in Gaza, nor will those actions garner sympathy from people who have not yet sided with us. Once again, it’s only the zionists that benefit from this. In fact, I will go even further by saying that the vast majority of these ‘anti Semitic’ incidents are actually propaganda hoaxes by Israel’s supporters.

Aug 20 12:20

#OperationStopTheBoat ~~UPDATE

Breaking News: #BlocktheBoat #EpicFail as ZIM Unloads
Longshoremen pulled a fast one on anti-Israel picketers and are unloading the Zim ship that was blocked from unloading last week.
Report HERE

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The next step is to inform the retailers buying those Israeli products that you will boycott their entire store!

Aug 20 11:00

NDP MP quits over Mulcair's Israel stance

A New Democrat MP has quit the party over what she deems leader Tom Mulcair's excessively pro-Israel stance on the current conflict in Gaza.

Sana Hassainia, who represents the Montreal-area riding of Vercheres-Les Patriotes, has told Montreal's La Presse she can't accept Mulcair's position and will now sit as an independent.

Aug 20 10:23

Israel Assassinated Gaza Army Commander's Wife and Son

Today, August 20, 2014, the wife (Wadad, 28) and son (Ali, 8) of Mohammed Deif, Commander of Gaza's Army were buried after the failed Israeli fifth attempt to assassinate the Palestinian leader. "Hamas is not a terror organization but a state in the making," claims Yediot Ahronot, Israel's largest paid newspaper.

Aug 20 09:56

Real Nazis, Or More Zionist Hoaxes?

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The German-American Bund was a pro-Nazi political movement that started in 1935. Under the leadership of its "Führer," a notorious anti-Semite named Fritz Kuhn, the Bund at its height claimed about 15,000 members. The Bund's fortunes experienced a downturn in 1939, when Kuhn was sent to prison for embezzling funds.
It turned out that the ADL was financing the whole thing.

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Posted in light of the infiltration of Common Dreams.

Aug 20 09:51

The Double Identity of an "Anti-Semitic" Commenter

Like many other news websites, Common Dreams has been plagued by inflammatory anti-Semitic comments following its stories. But on Common Dreams these posts have been so frequent and intense they have driven away donors from a nonprofit dependent on reader generosity.

A Common Dreams investigation has discovered that more than a thousand of these damaging comments over the past two years were written with a deceptive purpose by a Jewish Harvard graduate in his thirties who was irritated by the website's discussion of issues involving Israel.

His intricate campaign, which he has admitted to Common Dreams, included posting comments by a screen name, "JewishProgressive," whose purpose was to draw attention to and denounce the anti-Semitic comments that he had written under many other screen names.

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We get a lot of that here as well. And there is nothing new in this tactic. Back in the 1930s, the ADL was able to solicit huge donations to oppose the American Nazi Party, a very small organization that nonetheless garnered a lot of media attention, which assisted ADL in raising more funds. Then the leader of the American Nazi Party was arrested for embezzling from his sponsor ... which turned out to be the ADL!

Israel needs the illusion of anti-Semitism for political reasons and if none is to be found, they just create it themselves!

Aug 20 09:35

ZIONISM’S ORIGINAL SIN RELIVED

Gaza is being punished because Gaza is a constant reminder to Israel and the world of the original sin of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine and the creation of a so-called Jewish state. Even though Palestinian resistance has never presented a military threat to Israel, it has always been portrayed as an existential threat to the state.

Aug 20 09:35

A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR THAT LIVES THE MANTRA “NEVER AGAIN”

This video tells the story of a German victim of holocaust who has spent most of her life trying to stop the genocide committed by Israel against the Palestinian people in the last 6 decades.

Aug 20 09:35

‘HALLMARK CARDS’ TO GAZA

The female gunners can be seen scrawling birthday greetings to friends and such messages as “To Adi, Good luck with the new job!” on the mortar shells before blasting them into Gaza.

Aug 20 09:08

Gaza war rages on, Hamas says Israel tried to kill its military chief

An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas's military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed.

Palestinians launched more than 130 rockets, mainly at southern Israel, with some intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system, the military said. No casualties were reported on the Israeli side.

Egypt, which has been trying to broker a long-term ceasefire in indirect Israeli-Palestinian talks, said it would continue contacts with both sides, whose delegates left Cairo after hostilities resumed on Tuesday.

But there appeared to be no end in sight to violence that shattered a 10-day period of calm, the longest break from fighting since Israel launched its Gaza offensive on July 8 with the declared aim of ending rocket fire into its territory.

Israeli aircraft have carried out 80 strikes in the Gaza Strip since Tuesday, "targeting terror sites", the military said.

Aug 20 08:33

“Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother”

In a September 2003 interview in Elsevier (the Dutch weekly) Van Creveld said: “We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets for our air force…. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen before Israel goes under.”

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Aug 20 08:31

LIVE UPDATES: 22 Palestinians killed in last day; 140 rockets and mortars fired at Israel

Israeli strike reportedly targets Hamas military chief; 100 projectiles fired at Israel since truce collapsed, IDF attacks 50 targets; Hollande calls for demilitarization of Gaza.

Aug 20 08:12

Fluoridation outlawed in Israel

Just occasionally during the long sordid history of fluoridation an individual stands up against the bullying tactics of the arrogant promoters of fluoridation. This has just happened in Israel where the Minister of Health Yael German has ended fluoridation in Israel despite the vocal and vociferous attacks of fluoridation promoters which have been gleefully – and one-sidedly – reported in The Jerusalem Post.

Aug 20 08:01

Ship targeted by protesters makes U-turn, heads back to Oakland

Demonstrators scrambled to shore up their forces at the Port of Oakland Tuesday night after a cargo ship they had blocked from unloading as a protest against Israel's military actions in Gaza set sail for Los Angeles then abruptly made a U-turn and headed back to Oakland.

Aug 20 07:44

The Great Israeli Iron Dome Hoax

In April 2002, noted MIT physicist Theodore Postol headlined his Technology Review article “Why Missile Defense Won’t Work.”

The notion is more hoax than possibility. His reasoning was detailed and technical. What’s supposed to work doesn’t as claimed

Hitting and destroying a missile with another one isn’t possible. It may never be other than occasional lucky exceptions.

Claims otherwise are fabricated to maintain funding and deceive populations into believing they’re safe.

According to Postol, “(t)his should be of profound concern to every US citizen” and every Israeli one.

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The US Congress is looting you to send hundreds of millions of dollars to Israel to pay for the Iron Dome system, which apparently has a 90% failure rate!

Aug 20 07:08

A USS Liberty’s Hero’s Passing

Silver Star winner Terry Halbardier, the hero who got off the SOS that saved the USS Liberty from Israeli destruction in 1967, died last week in California, prompting ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern to recall the murderous attack and the cowardly cover-up that followed.

"I remembered what a naval officer involved in McGonagle’s award ceremony told one of the Liberty crew: 'The government is pretty jumpy about Israel…the State Department even asked the Israeli ambassador if his government had any objections to McGonagle getting the medal.'"

Aug 20 06:59

Israel is COMPLETELY illegitimate! - George Galloway speech - 9th August 2014

Aug 20 06:58

Gaza Ceasefire Collapses: What Did You Expect?

Deif, whom Israel has attempted to kill many times, may have survived, though reports say a third unidentified person was killed as well. The reason why this is especially important is that Israel was supposedly observing a temporary ceasefire and supposedly negotiating in good faith with Egypt and Hamas about a permanent ceasefire.

We can clearly see how genuine Israeli ceasefires and commitments are. When they can drown their enemies in blood, they do so no matter what agreements this may violate.

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So, once again, the truth comes out. Israel struck first, and the US corporate media claims the retaliation is an "unprovoked attack" by HAMAS.

Aug 19 17:47

Oakland Protest Blocks Unloading of Israeli Cargo Ship

Activists protesting Israel's military action in the Gaza Strip converged on the Port of Oakland on Sunday afternoon in an effort to block the unloading of an Israeli cargo ship, the second such action in two days.

The activists formed pickets at several Port gates to prevent workers from unloading the Piraeus, a vessel from Zim Integrated Shipping Services, Israel's largest shipping firm. The ship docked at 5 p.m. at the port's Oakland International Container Terminal, and protesters communicating via Twitter said port employees were honoring their picket lines.

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LATEST UPDATE!

Update: Block the Ship……please distribute widely!

HISTORIC VICTORY! Leaving Oakland port headed to LA!

From Peter Turner:
"Zim Piraeus underway 1508, ETA Los Angeles Aug 19 / confirmed......was clearing the estuary at 4:00pm."

We did it!!....4 days of blockade and not a single container unloaded!

"Let the ship stay at sea. Until Palestine is free." (FPM)

More details soon....but no need to go to Oakland Port, unless you want to thank the awesome ILWU!!.....which would be deserving!

Let's all have a celebration party soon!

Toby
Bay Area CodePink


NOW WE NEED A PROTEST AT LOS ANGELES HARBOR!
Aug 19 17:42

American Evangelical Christian Leaders Plan Solidarity Trip to Israel

Several prominent American evangelical Christian leaders will travel to Israel to demonstrate their support.

The Aug. 17-22 trip, called “Christians in Solidarity with Israel,” was organized by the National Religious Broadcasters.

Participants include Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of Billy Graham and president of AnGeL Ministries; Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council; and Richard Land, president of the Southern Evangelical Seminary in Matthews, N.C.

Aug 19 15:32

Dr. Erik Fosse: There's No Justification for the Mass Killing of Palestinians by Israel

Dr. Erik Fosse, a prominent Norwegian medical doctor, who has been in the Gaza Strip during the recent Israeli incursion tells Fars News Agency about his experiences with the deadly Israeli aggression and its impacts on the Palestinian civilians.

Aug 19 15:30

US official 'cannot envision' support for UN investigation into Gaza

State Department calls on Israel to grant access to Amnesty, Human Rights Watch; blames Hamas for latest breach of cease-fire.

Aug 19 15:29

Day 44: Rockets target Jerusalem, Tel Aviv; IDF told to prepare for ground incursion

US blames Hamas for ending truce; 50 rocket attacks on center and south; Israel strikes Gaza, pulls out of talks for long-term ceasefire

Aug 19 11:28

Israel to Prosecute Palestinian Member of the Knesset

Member of the Knesset (MK) Haneen Zoabi will be prosecuted by State of Israel after she was suspended from the Knesset General Assembly last month. The decision was taken on August 19, 2014, following a lengthy inquisition by Israel Police.

Aug 19 11:25

The Downfall of Apartheid Israel

The never ending Israeli-Palestinian peace process coupled with the continuous slaughter of Palestinians in the Gaza strip shows Israel’s true intent: the annihilation of Palestine as an entity.

Israeli leaders never utter words of reconciliation and always rebuff overtures by the United States and the Arab world to make peace.

For over 60 years there has been no positive movement towards the resolution of the conflict, except for stalling tactics to confiscate more Palestinian land.

Israel thrives on war and fending off peace will be its downfall. Even influential American and Jewish leaders like Petraeus and Kissinger know it.

Aug 19 10:25

Truce talks collapse as rocket fire, Gaza strikes resume

Prime Minister orders delegation in Cairo to return to Israel; rockets explode in Israel's south, causing no casualties.

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False-flags are an Israeli tradition!

The obvious conclusion is that Netanyahu had an Israeli agent provocateur in Gaza fire off a rocket, to end the peace talks and allow him to restart the war.

Recall the Lavon Affair (carried out by Israel but initially blamed on Egypt) and Israel's attack on the USS Liberty (carried out by Israel but initially blamed on Egypt) .

By way of deception...



Aug 19 09:06

#OperationCeasefire ~~ YOU SAY YES, I SAY NO

But, at least say SOMETHING! Is it YES or NO??

Aug 19 09:06

A RABBINICAL DISCOURSE AGAINST PEACE

There is no military solution that will bring an end to the suffering of the residents of the south, to the terrible fear they live with, and there’s no military solution to the inhuman anguish of the Palestinians in Gaza. In plain words: until there is a resolution to the feelings of suffocation of the people of Gaza, we in Israel will not be able to breathe freely. We won’t breathe through both our lungs.

Aug 19 07:47

US Pressuring PA Not to Sue Israel for 'War Crimes'

A report on Monday reveals that America and other Western countries are pressuring the Palestinian Authority (PA) not to carry out its threat of suing Israel at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for "war crimes."

PA Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki last Saturday threatened "we will go to the ICC, and put our signature on it. Very soon we will be a (sovereign) state. That is enough for the court to start an investigation."

However, citing inside sources in the ICC and among the PA's lawyers, The Guardian reports strong US and Israeli pressure on PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas not to take such actions, or else risk cutting his own purse-strings.

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Once again the US Government shields Israel from the consequences of their actions.

Aug 19 07:46

Zim Shipping: New Evidence suggests Six Months Foreknowledge of the September 11th Attack Date and Potential Involvement in the Israeli Deep Cover Operation

Although there were some variances in the WTC 1 tenant rosters between various media organizations, the majority showed that Zim occupied all of the 16th floor (WTC floor space approximated 50,000 square feet), 10,000 square feet of the 17th floor, and some space of the 29th floor of WTC 1.[4] Zim had about 250 employees at the WTC before its move-out, which would require somewhere in the vicinity of 50,000 to 60,000 square feet of office space.[5]

Amazingly fortunate for Zim, the company moved out of the WTC around Sept. 4, 2001 and into a newly built office building in Norfolk, VA, even though they had a significant remaining lease obligation at the WTC.[6] In fact, Zim picked this lucky move-out date about six months before they actually moved.

Aug 19 07:08

MSM War on Gaza

Upside down reality persists. Truth is systematically suppressed. Big Lies substitute.

Cold, calculated premeditated IDF aggression is called self-defense. Legitimate Palestinian self-defense is called terrorism.

Palestine's democratically elected Hamas government is outrageously called a terrorist organization.

Police state Israel is called a democracy. How can it be when Jews alone have rights. Arab citizens are considered fifth column threats.

Elected Arab Knesset members are powerless. They're little more than potted plants. They're parliamentarians in name only.

They're treated like enemies of the state. They're unable to help the people they represent. They can't protect themselves when wrongfully persecuted and vilified.

Israel is more hypocrisy than democracy. It's more rogue state than egalitarian. It rules Occupied Palestine ruthlessly. It attacks Gaza whenever it wishes for any reason or none at all.

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Aug 19 07:05

California activists arrested at US senator’s office as they demand halt to Israel arms

A group of Palestine solidarity activists in Los Angeles, including human rights defenders and members of the clergy, have been arrested after being forcibly removed from a peaceful sit-in at the local offices of US Senator Dianne Feinstein.

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Dianne Feinstein gets voted into office by Californians (maybe) but serves always Israel.

Aug 19 07:03

By undermining human rights workers in Gaza, New York Times strengthens Israeli impunity

On 5 August, The New York Times published an article by its Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren headlined “Civilian or Not? New Fight in Tallying the Dead From the Gaza Conflict.”

In discussing the statistics of casualties, Rudoren brings into question the data produced by Al Mezan Center for Human Rights’ work and undermines our credibility through errors of fact and misrepresentations.

Aug 19 07:02

Today's extension is the last one, says Hamas official

Izzat al-Rishq accuses Israel of bringing up new demands that undermine cease-fire negotiations in Cairo.

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This is Israel's classic maneuver to wreck peace talks, at the last second asking for "Just one more thing", and if they get it, "Just one more thing", and if they get THAT, "Just one more thing", until the other side refuses, then Israel dumps the blame for the failed peace talks on the other side.

Aug 18 16:06

Anti-Semitic and Racist Websites to Monitor for the Year 2014

#34 What Really Happened? http://whatreallyhappened.com/

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I MADE THE VARSITY TEAM!!!!!!! :)

Note the disclaimer directly below my entry which admits that not all the listed sites are actually anti-Semitic!

Aug 18 12:33

Not kosher: Supermarket removes Jewish food amid anti-Israel protests

A central London branch of a major UK supermarket emptied its kosher food shelf after its manager feared anti-Israeli protesters outside would attack the store, the grocery giant has confirmed.

Meats, cheeses and sauces were removed and placed into cool storage at a Sainsbury's Local branch in Holborn as it was picketed by demonstrators calling on the grocer to boycott Israeli goods.

Aug 18 11:46

SHOCKING REPORT IN THE NYT ABOUT ISRAELI ORGAN TRAFFICKING

Two years ago, the report states, the family of Ophira Dorin, a 36-year-old Israeli woman with kidney disease, began looking for a way to bypass the long waiting list for an organ and soon came found three Israeli organ brokers whose reach purportedly extends to Central America.

It wasn’t an easy task, the report said, but Dorin’s mother, who works in a hospital, managed to make a contact with the three brokers, whom the Times names as Yaakov “Koby” Dayan, a businessman in his late fifties who takes an interest in real estate and marketing; Avigad Sandler, a 65-year-old insurance agent who was an IDF officer; and 30-year-old Boris Volfman, an emigrant from Ukraine and Avigad’s protégé, who runs his own transplant tourism agency.

All three are active operators in Israel’s underground kidney market, according to the Times.

Aug 18 11:27

LIVE UPDATES: Palestinian sources: Cease-fire deal initialed in Cairo

With the current cease-fire due to end Monday at midnight, Israeli officials seemed doubtful that the talks in Cairo could achieve any kind of agreement before the deadline, but stressed that if Hamas withheld its fire, negotiations could continue.

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Netanyahu will have an agent provocateur in Gaza fire off a rocket so that he can resume bombing.

Aug 18 10:05

THE UN SAT AND WATCHED, PHOTOGRAPHED THE CARNAGE IN GAZA, AND DID NOTHING!

The United Nations released the Gaza Crisis Atlas on Sunday, showing the physical damage wrought on the Strip during IDF Operation Protective Edge using satellite imagery. The 108-page document will be used by a UN investigatory committee on the conflict.

The Atlas overlays a grid over Gaza, dividing it into smaller parcels – with each one receiving a detailed page noting the locations of schools, mosques, and public buildings on high-resolution satellite footage.

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The UN did nothing because the US always vetoes everything regarding Israel in the Security Council.

Aug 18 10:04

DOES ISRAEL WANT HAMAS ABOVE OR BELOW GROUND?

Where do the U.S. and Israel want Hamas: as part of a transparent political system, or in underground tunnels?

Aug 18 10:03

UPDATES ON BLOCKING THE BOAT FOR GAZA

THE EFFORTS ARE WORKING!

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See last night’s post, then see updates on Facebook below …

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Aug 18 09:05

Government breaks up ring that circulated counterfeit $100s for 15 years

For the last 15 years, at least $77 million in sophisticated counterfeit $100 bills have flooded into the country from Israel.

The Secret Service says it has now broken up the ring believed responsible for bringing the bills here, just as the counterfeiters were starting to produce the bills at a new plant in New Jersey.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember how the corporate media kept insisting that these bills were coming from Russia, China, and North Korea?

Aug 18 08:26

“THEY PULLED ME BACK IN…”

How handy. All three US networks and the increasingly shackled BBC were ordered to drop Gaza reporting and refocus their camera teams on the suffering Yazidis and, all of a sudden, Iraq’s fleeing Christians.

This was a brilliant media ploy. The world, which was furious at the US for enabling Israel’s savaging of Gaza and killing of almost 2,000 Palestinians, switched its attention to the hitherto unknown Yazidis, and to Iraqi Christians. No one in the US had ever heard of Yazidis but that was ok. Uncle Sam to the rescue.

No mention was made that Iraq’s Christians had been safe and sound under President Saddam Hussein – even privileged – until President George Bush invaded and destroyed Iraq. We can expect the same fate for Syria’s Christians if the protection of the Assad regime is torn away by the US-engineered uprising. We will then shed crocodile tears for Syria’s Christians.

Aug 18 08:16

'Ending the siege is not a Hamas demand - it is a Palestinian one'

How is this Gaza war different from all the others? Former New York Times correspondent to Gaza, Taghreed El-Khodary, speaks about her time covering the siege of the Strip, and why the international media is slowly coming around to the Palestinian story.

Aug 18 08:12

Israelis at forefront of international organ trafficking: Report

The US daily New York Times said in a report published on Sunday that transplant brokers in Israel have pocketed enormous sums of money by arranging overseas kidney transplants for desperate patients who are paired with foreign donors.

Through the story of an Israeli woman, identified as Ophira Dorin, the report showed how easy it is to illegally purchase a kidney via transplant brokers in Israel.

Dorin told the daily that she paid USD 175,000 for a kidney transplant surgery which was arranged to take place in Costa Rica. However, a confidential Costa Rican court document shows that the donor, who was an unemployed 37-year-old man, received only USD 18,500 for his kidney.

Aug 18 08:00

IDF Had Been Here (must watch)

Aug 18 08:00

Abir Ayoub telling Ynet about Israel's 3rd defeat

Aug 18 07:59

We Have Had Enough of Elie Wiesel and His Ilk

According to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the London Times refused to run an ad featuring Elie Wiesel speaking out against Hamas’ use of children as human shields.

The ad’s headline reads: “Jews rejected child sacrifice 3,500 years ago. Now it’s Hamas’ turn.” Wiesel’s statement is a blatant lie and the London Times knew it.

Jews have never stopped sacrificing their children. The Hannibal Protocol is an IDF directive that orders soldiers to take ‘necessary measures’ to prevent their comrades from being captured by enemy forces. ‘Necessary measures’ include risking the life of the Israeli soldier and anyone who happens to be in his vicinity. Similarly, the Kastner Affair shows that at the peak of the Shoah, Ben Gurion and the Zionist establishment were willing to sacrifice many Jewish lives on the altar of the Zionist goal.

Aug 18 06:37

What Do Jews Say About Palestine and Gaza?

313 Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide have signed a letter stating:

As Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide we unequivocally condemn the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza and the ongoing occupation and colonization of historic Palestine. We further condemn the United States for providing Israel with the funding to carry out the attack, and Western states more generally for using their diplomatic muscle to protect Israel from condemnation. Genocide begins with the silence of the world.

We are alarmed by the extreme, racist dehumanization of Palestinians in Israeli society, which has reached a fever-pitch. In Israel, politicians and pundits in The Times of Israel and The Jerusalem Post have called openly for genocide of Palestinians and right-wing Israelis are adopting Neo-Nazi insignia.

Aug 18 06:29

Gaza bloodbath brings shame on all Jews worldwide

Not all Jews bear the burden of guilt, James Petras argues, but most Jews are now rightly perceived as complicit in Israel’s war crimes.

Aug 18 06:23

Netanyahu Threatens ‘Massive Response’ if Gaza Ceasefire Expires

The current 5-day ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is scheduled to expire at midnight local time, and it isn’t clear if a deal will be reached on the Egyptian-backed truce.

Both sides are warning of a willingness to resume the war, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is making much of his plans for “massive retaliation” if Hamas allows the ceasefire to lapse.

A lot of the threats on both sides are simple bargaining tactics, of course, but a lot of the hawks in Israel’s security cabinet are sincere in wanting talks to end entirely, and without a deal.

Aug 17 09:50

#OperationCeasefire ~~ THE TRUCE THAT ALMOST WAS LOOKS UNLIKELY NOW

Israel will not agree to any long-term ceasefire in Gaza at indirect talks in Cairo unless its security needs are clearly met, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday.”The Israeli delegation in Cairo is acting with a very clear mandate to stand firmly on Israel’s security needs,” Netanyahu told ministers at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem.

“Only if there is a clear answer to Israel’s security needs, only then will we agree to reach an understanding,” he said, as Israel’s negotiating team made its way back to Cairo for indirect talks with Palestinians over a long-term arrangement to end more than a month of bloodshed in Gaza.

Aug 17 09:49

ZIONISTS APOLOGISE FOR DOING A GOOD THING

Jewish Chronicle apologizes for running Gaza aid ad
Editor says ad was not an expression of the newspaper’s editorial view, which he says is different from its commercial aspirations.

Aug 17 09:40

GAZERNICA

The Palestinian Holocaust can be summed up with a single picture and caption!

Aug 17 09:01

BLOCK THE BOAT AND BOYCOTT ISRAEL!

A coordinated “Block the Boat” solidarity action will leave Israel looking elsewhere to unload its goods.

Aug 17 08:57

Over 300 Survivors and Descendants of Survivors of Victims of the Nazi Genocide Condemn Israel’s Assault on Gaza

313 Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide have signed this letter written in response to Elie Wiesel’s manipulation of the Nazi Genocide to attempt to justify the attacks on Gaza.

Aug 17 08:55

Tel Aviv demo decries Israel’s war on Gaza

Thousands have taken to streets of Tel Aviv to censure the Israeli regime for its saber-rattling policies towards Palestinians of the besieged Gaza Strip.

The anti-war demonstration was held in Rabin square late on Saturday, days after a similar rally was banned by the regime.

The event’s organizers put the turnout at around 10,000. Meanwhile, Israeli authorities boosted security in the streets of the coastal city.

Aug 17 08:54

12,000 want Joan Rivers show banned in Gaza row

MORE than 12,000 people have signed a petition to stop Joan Rivers performing in Nottingham after her remarks about the Israeli-Gaza crisis.

The performer courted controversy last week when a reporter asked for her thoughts on the Palestinian death toll.

Ms Rivers said: “Oh my God! Tell that to the people in Hiroshima. Good. Good. When you declare war, you declare war. They started it.

“They started it. We now don’t count who’s dead. You’re dead, you deserve to be dead. Don’t you dare make me feel bad about that.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No, Joan, Gaza did NOT start this. Netanyahu did.

Aug 17 08:50

Four Reasons Why Americans Should Oppose Zionism

Israel has been subject to some bad publicity recently. In 2008-09, it launched a brutal military campaign in the Gaza Strip that killed over 400 Palestinian children. In May, 2010, bumbling Israeli commandos murdered nine nonviolence activists on the relief flotilla Mavi Marmara. It only got worse for Israel when it was revealed that soldiers stole and sold personal items such as laptops from the ship. Last week, former Israeli soldier Eden Abergil posted photos onto facebook showing her preening in front of blindfolded and despondent Palestinian prisoners, in some instances mocking those prisoners with sexual undertones. The photos were part of an album entitled “IDF—the best time of my life.”

Aug 17 08:35

Activists declare first victory as Israeli ship delays docking at Oakland

San Francisco Bay Area Palestine activists have declared their first victory in attempting to prevent the offloading of an Israeli cargo vessel at the Oakland Port. Originally planning to show up at 5:00 am Saturday morning to block the ship, activists sent word out late last night that the meeting time had been moved up to 3:00pm, as the ship had delayed its arrival at Oakland in an apparent attempt to avoid the protest.

Aug 16 09:37

Gaza, Ukraine: The War Drums are Sounding the Alarm

As a writer of articles reporting news events of the world, I often seek to expose the concealed truth beneath the layers of a monolithic state sponsored propaganda machine called mainstream media that simply spreads the lies our leaders tell. And as perilously out of control the earth appears to be spinning this year, no events or developments cut to the core of what it means to be human than responding to what has been taking place this summer in Gaza.

2014 may go down in history as the year that the West initiated the Second Cold War on its way to initiating the Third World War. Spearheaded by arrogant American Empire power lusting desperately for global hegemonic control, this year the US rush to war is backed by its usual suspects, Europe-NATO-British Commonwealth, and its usual Middle East partners-in-crime Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What we have in Gaza, and Eastern Ukraine,are war crimes against helpless citizens, women and children, who are killed by both the IDF and Poroschenko's troops with impunity.

But the war against the world's citizens doesn't end there.

We are witnessing some shocking repression right here in the United States, as the police become more militarized, courtesy of their Israeli trainers, and feel that throwing tear gas cannisters at peaceful protestors; spraying them with pepper spray; and shooting them with rubber bullets, are all standard practices against peaceful protest.

There is a law in physics that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction; so too with poliical and physical repression.

Ask the people whooverthrew the reign of Batista in Cuba; the people overthrew the Shah of Iran; and the Romanian people overthrew Ceausescu.

And please remember: all wars are banker's wars, because banks profit from all sides, at usurious interest rates, and countries may need decades to pay back all the capital, plus the interest on the loans they take in order to wage wars.

But the biggest war crime of them all is starting a war that has no basis whatsoever in terms of national defense, which is what the US government is getting ready to do.

It is about saving the currency, when ultimately all the blood and money spent is to fatten the coffers of private corporations. It is not about freedom; it is not about protecting our rights; war is a method to insure the supremacy of the US dollar in international trade, period, end of discussion.

Aug 16 09:18

Israel and its advocates have a new target in sight: Head of UN inquiry William Schabas

A permanent cease fire with Palestinian fighters has yet to be signed, but Israel and its supporters have already begun to pivot to their next adversary: the United Nations Human Rights Council.

It’s Goldstone Redux and Israel’s supporters are coming out swinging. Rabbi Shmuley Boteach has already issued the following ad going after William Schabas, a Canadian international law expert who is set to lead the investigation into Israel’s Operation Protective Edge:

Aug 16 09:15

Jewish Iranian MP: Israeli War Crimes Must Be Denounced by the World

The representative of the Jewish minority in the Iranian Parliament Siamak Marreh Sedq strongly condemned Israel’s recent attacks on the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, and said that the time is now ripe for the international community to break its silence on Tel Aviv’s criminal acts.

“Attacks on hospitals, schools and other public places are regarded as war crimes and the world should break the silence and confront these savage attempts,” Marreh Sedq told reporters on Thursday.

He noted that Israel should have its membership at the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRS) annulled.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on this guy!

And if you want to see how the contemporary Iranian Jewish community is doing, please check out the video "Don't Tell Mother I'm In Iran" for an eye-opening look at how the Jewish community lives here.

Trust me: you will be amazed.

Aug 16 08:37

St. Louis County Police Chief learned "anti-terror" tactics at 'Anti-Defamation' League organized training program in Israel

UPDATED with correction and additional information on ADL/U.S. Justice Department collusion in police training below. The U.S. 'Justice' Department that will investigate Ferguson police brutality has paid the ADL grants to train those police.

We've been warning about U.S. police officers training in 'anti-terrorism' at ADL organized programs in Israel for many years HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and elsewhere at this space. And now these Counterfeit Israel trained cops are terrorizing U.S. citizens like Palestinians as a direct consequence.

Aug 16 08:34

LATEST REPORTS FROM BLOCK THE BOAT!

ZIM ship stopped & idle off coast - event changed to 3PM

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Also note the Israeli shills screaming that the protesters are all Muslims and anti-Semites!

Aug 15 15:19

Israeli News Site Debunks Netanyahu's Tunnels-to-Kindergartens Myth

One of the most important strikes in the propaganda war for Israel in the last month was dealt by the New York Times and CNN when they ran long pieces giving credence to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim that Hamas was building tunnels out of Gaza aimed at kindergartens in nearby kibbutzes.

Back on July 22, Netanyahu asserted– on the basis of this cartoon drawing he tweeted– that the tunnels were aimed at Israeli kindergartens.

In fact (and as we reported), the only Israelis attacked from the tunnels were Israeli soldiers. But a week after Netanyahu’s statement, both the Times and CNN took the prime minister’s claim at face value. The Times’s piece, “ Tunnels Lead Right to Heart of Israeli Fear” gave priority to rumors over actual information, and reported that “ one tunnel was found over the weekend” in Kibbutz Be’eri. The piece quoted a resident of the kibbutz saying,

Aug 15 14:20

Quote of the week

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Must ... not ... puke...

Aug 15 13:36

West Coast Block the Boat for Gaza: August 16th

Block the Boat! Stop Israel at the Port of Oakland!

Zionism isn’t welcome on our Coast!

West Coast Blockade of the Israeli Zim Ship
Port of Oakland
Saturday, August 16th
5am
Meet at West Oakland Bart and march to Berth 57
Participants:Those planning to participate: subscribe to text-alerts and receive live updates about the 8/16 Block the Boat, text “join” to (510) 346-5951.

Livestream:
KFPA will be livestreaming the action at www.kpfa.org/kpfa-live-stream-channel.
Also follow @BlocktheBoat for live tweets.

Aug 15 12:09

Bennett Calls to Unilaterally End Gaza Operation

As the Security Cabinet meeting in the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem ended Friday morning, Cabinet member and Economics Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) called for Israel to unilaterally end Operation Protective Edge.

The minister said Israel should stop the operation without an agreement with Hamas, allowing the IDF to continue actions against the terror tunnels in Gaza while easing the blockade of the Hamas terror enclave.

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Aug 15 11:57

Petition Seeks to Ban Joan Rivers in Britain Over Gaza

Thousands of people have signed a petition to halt American television host Joan Rivers’ upcoming tour in Britain after her remarks about the crisis in Gaza, Al Arabiya reports.

According to the report, the petition was created by Dipu Ahad, a Labour councilor from Newcastle, and has been signed by more than 20,000 people so far.

The petition urges event organizers to cancel all of Rivers’ upcoming UK tour dates.

Rivers made headlines when she said “Palestinians deserve to be dead” after she was approached by a reporter working for U.S. entertainment website TMZ asking her opinion on the crisis in Gaza.

“They started it. We now don’t count who’s dead. You’re dead, you deserve to be dead... Don’t you dare make me feel sad about that... You don’t get out, then you know you’re an idiot,” Rivers said, according to Al Arabiya.

Ahad said that Rivers was “not welcome in Britain.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If nobody shows up, I'll bet the tour gets canceled real quick!

Aug 15 11:38

How Israel targeted the children of Gaza

Who in the world would believe that Israeli warplanes would pursue a child who had survived their initial bombing only to kill him 10 days later? This is the reality of the war on Gaza and the story of nine-year-old Ibrahim al-Dawawsa, who lived with his family in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood north of Gaza City. Last Friday around noon, a drone dropped a missile that blew his head off, killing him immediately.

Ibrahim went out to perform the Friday prayers for what turned out to be the last time ever after he heard the call to prayer at al-Nour al-Mohammedi Mosque near his home. He had showered and worn his new clothes, as if he sensed that his moment of death is near and wanted to die pure.

This is the Israeli war machine that has no regard for children or humanity. Very simply, it dropped its bombs over the heads of people flocking to the mosque. When a missile hit Ibrahim, worshippers rushed to where he was only to find him drowning in his own blood.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Aug 15 10:49

European Bombs Hit Gaza

Complicating Europe in the Gaza War, Israel disclosed that it used NATO weapons to attack Gaza while fighting the USA over the supply of Hellfire missiles. On the same day, August 15, a Dutch citizen returned to Israel his Righteous Among the Nations medal, after Zion killed his family in Gaza.

Aug 15 10:17

Haaretz newspaper: Antiwar dissidents face a ‘witch hunt’ in Israel

In Israel, dissent against the war in Gaza is bitterly quashed. The few who speak out complain of being harassed, intimidated or even sacked. The once mighty left has disappeared.

It has been Israel’s deadliest conflict in years. More than 1,960 Palestinians were killed and 64 Israeli soldiers died fighting what some see as an unwinnable war.

And yet the only significant protest in Israel so far saw thousands late Thursday demand an end to Hamas rocket attacks, dissatisfied with the status quo after ground troops pulled out and a ceasefire was extended.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a Christian Pacifist who never sees war or violence as an answer to anything, to all those in Israel who are protesting against this war: welcome to my world.

Aug 15 09:10

#OperationCeasefire ~~ OUT OF GAZA INTO THE WEST BANK

Man injured by live fire in Bethlehem clashes

Aug 15 09:10

WHAT GIVES THE BASTARD STATE OF ISRAEL THE RIGHT TO CALL ANYONE ILLEGITIMATE?

Israel …..

A State that has NOT stood on its own financially since its inception

A State that has ignored EVERY UN Sanction against it since its inception

A State that has sent spies to the very nations that have kept her alive

A State has displace millions of people from their homes and properties

A State that, in this decade alone, has murdered thousands of innocent civilians including women and children

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YET, this is how the zionists portray the latest events …

Aug 15 08:49

CODE PINK TO PROTEST LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION BLAMING HAMAS FOR GAZA WAR

August 14, 2014
This is crazy. How can the LA City Council even consider a resolution focusing on Hamas instead of the crimes committed by the Israeli government that killed over 2,000 Palestinians?? We hear it said that Gaza is an open-air prison, but prisoners get at least minimal food, security and heathcare. We must stand against this resolution and let the City Council know this would be a racist and violent move.
Join us this Friday, August 15th at 8:15 AM – At Los Angeles City Hall Main Steps.
The Intergovernmental Relations Committee of the Los Angeles City Council is set to meet on Friday, August 15 at 9AM to consider an outrageous resolution that condemns Hamas and fails to mention Israeli war crimes. The resolution turns reality on its head by implying that Israel is the victim, when in fact it is the engaged in brutal occupation, mass killing of civilians and scores of war crimes. The resolution is an attempt to obscure the truth.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This announcement was sent out as an email and does not yet appear on the Codepink website yet, but the LA City Council, apparently with nothing better to do in the taxpayer dollar than suck up to Israel, is considering a resolution that would drop the blame for 5 weeks of Israel's attacks on Gaza squarely on HAMAS.

Codepink is mobilizing a protest. I know there are a lot of protests going on, and maybe that is a good thing, but this is one you should make a point of getting to if you live in the Los Angeles area. If my wife and I still lived in North Hollywood, we would be heading down to this one ourselves!

Let's review the timetable.

In June, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and killed in an IDF-controlled region of the West Bank, not Gaza. ISIS has taken credit and even the Israeli media admits that the two suspects named by the Israeli government are not part of HAMAS, but of a group known for disobeying HAMAS and trying to cause trouble for them.

But Netanyahu declared HAMAS, the legally elected government of Gaza, responsible and launched bombing raids into Gaza using the very latest high-tech weapons provided by the US Government and paid for by the US taxpayers.

To put Israel's actions into perspective, let us recall that over the July 4th weekend, 8 people were killed in Chicago. Using Netanyahu's logic, the Democratic party should be blamed and all of Illinois bombed and invaded!

The Gazans, who were attacked without provocation, fought back with their home-made rockets, which so far have mostly knocked a few roof tiles loose.

But to Israel's supporters, we should all forget that Israel attacked Gaza without a valid reason, and view Gaza's attempts to defend themselves as the crime, so that Israel can go on pounding the Palestinians with their superior weapons.

I want to point something out. The Israelis sit in their tanks, or the drone operations centers, or fly high above Gaza in their US-supplied warplanes, dropping the latest in US-supplied high tech lethal munitions, and imagine themselves the heroes they read about in the Torah. The Israelis, clearly unafraid of HAMAS rockets, line the hills overlooking Gaza and cheer the carnage, much as the Romans at the Colosseum cheered as the Christians were thrown to the lions. The Gazans huddle in their giant open-air prison, without an army, a navy, or an air force, and fight back with home-made rockets made out of plumbing supplies.

Not since Thermopylae has the world seen such courage in the face of overwhelming odds. The Gazans have balls the US and Israel can only dream of, and the world will remember their courage against the tyrants, and the lies by the corporate media's presstitutes and whorespondents trying to protect Israel's aggression, right alongside the Los Angeles City Council!

Aug 15 08:16

Struggling to survive in Gaza's ruins

After five weeks of war, the destruction in Gaza has reached almost apocalyptic proportions. The clinics can no longer treat people; electricity and power are scarce - people are fighting to survive.

Aug 15 08:16

Dutch nonagenarian returns Righteous Among the Nations medal after six relatives killed in Gaza

A 91-year-old Dutch man who was declared a Righteous Among the Nations for saving a Jew during the German occupation on Thursday returned his medal and certificate because six of his relatives were killed by an Israeli bombing in the Gaza Strip last month.

Aug 15 07:39

Washington DC Protest for Gaza with Counterprotest by Israel August 9 2014

Aug 14 13:20

Israel bans human rights NGO broadcast on Gaza children

An Israeli court has banned the broadcast of Israeli human rights NGO B'Tselem that listed the names of Palestinian children killed during Israel’s month-long offensive in the Gaza Strip.

Aug 14 12:37

IDF Film Sniping Children Playing on Rooftop in Gaza

Aug 14 10:16

Ceasefire between Israel and Gaza Extended but Talks Stall on Lifting Blockade

The ceasefire between Hamas and Israel ends at midnight on Thursday, and there is still no reported deal. Reports say that the new deal's guidelines would create a 500 yard buffer zone on the Gaza side of the border. Also, the blockade would only be eased and not ended as Hamas has demanded.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gaza is roughly the size of Manhattan island, so a 500 yard trim around all of their borders represents a major loss of land for an already overcrowded population!

Aug 14 10:02

Obama Reportedly Blocks Israel Missile Shipment

A new report reveals that US President Barack Obama's administration stopped a shipment of missiles to Israel late last month and tightened weapons shipment procedures to Israel, as tensions between the two nations grow amid Operation Protective Edge.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is political theater. The mid-term elections are less than three months away, and early primary results are showing that "Friend of Israel" has become a severe liability at the ballot box. So now we see the latest installment of the Potomac Two-Step, in which pro-Israel candidates feign at least a temporary distancing of themselves from support of Israel.

But the way to make such distancing permanent is to give the pro-Israel candidates the old heave-ho out into the streets, hard enough to bounce three times on the concrete!


Aug 14 09:56

#OperationCeasefire UPDATES ~~ WILL THE BILLION$ CONTINUE TO POUR IN IF PEACE BREAKS OUT?

ut Israel and the Diaspora Jewish establishment automatically tag any criticism as anti-Semitic. It’s an old trick – the burden of guilt is shifted from those who perpetrated the Gaza horrors to those who are tainted with so-called anti-Semitism. It’s not us, it’s you, anti-Semitic world. No matter what Israel does, the whole world is against it.

This is nonsense, of course. Just as not every policeman who gives a Jewish driver a traffic ticket is an anti-Semite, as the Jewish organizations try to put it, and not every robbery of a rabbi is a hate crime, so not every criticism of Israel is motivated by hatred of Jews.

Aug 14 09:44

IN PHOTOS ~~ REMEMBERING THOSE MURDERED IN GAZA

Shamefully, “over 50 Israeli-associated New York organizations” will be gathering then at the JCC on the UWS of Manhattan to “commemorate Israeli soldiers and civilians who lost their lives during ‘Operation Protective Edge,”‘ the bombing campaign of Gaza, without one mention of Palestinian lives lost. (see photo at bottom)

We are appalled at this blatant valuing of Jewish and Jewish Israeli lives over the nearly 2,000 Palestinians, including hundreds of children, who have been massacred by the Israeli army. To express our opposition to a perverse ethic that values only Jewish lives and ignores Israeli war crimes, the siege of Gaza, and an ongoing brutal occupation, please join us in a silent vigil across from the JCC.

Aug 14 09:03

US activists to block Israeli cargo in mass shutdown of West Coast ports

The Port of Oakland, California is one of the busiest shipping ports in the United States. On 16 August, it will also be a flashpoint of the growing global movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel.

A diverse coalition of groups is coming together to shut down the port and prevent the offloading of an Israeli vessel scheduled to dock Saturday morning. They are targeting Israel’s largest cargo shipping company, Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One month before 9-11, Zim Shipping broke their lease for offices in the World Trade Towers, paying a substantial financial penalty, in order to relocate their offices across the river in New Jersey from where they had a ringside seat as the towers came down.

Aug 14 09:01

Britain decides to keep on arming Israel

Britain remains determined to keep on arming Israel, judging by a decision taken by one of the most senior figures in the UK government this week.

Vince Cable, the business secretary, has reviewed 130 licenses granted for exporting British weapons to Israel. On Tuesday, he announced that just twelve of these licenses would be suspended “in the event of a resumption of significant hostilities.”

Aug 14 08:58

Syrian rebel commander says he collaborated with Israel

A Free Syrian Army commander, arrested last month by the Islamist militia Al-Nusra Front, told his captors he collaborated with Israel in return for medical and military support, in a video released this week.

Aug 14 08:57

Gaza Crisis: Israel Outflanks the White House on Strategy

White House and State Department officials who were leading U.S. efforts to rein in Israel's military campaign in the Gaza Strip were caught off guard last month when they learned that the Israeli military had been quietly securing supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon without their approval.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another sign of the total ineptitude of the Federal Government!

But Israel has been stealing from the US all along. They acquired their first weapons-grade uranium from the United States with which to build their first generation nuclear weapons. How did the US Government respond to that theft? Same way they will respond to this one, with silence.

Aug 14 08:48

Analyst: All NSA intel goes directly to Israel

The US National Security Agency (NSA) directly sends all of the intelligence that it gathers to the Israeli regime, a political analyst tells Press TV.

“We now know that all of the NSA’s spying is going directly to Israel,” James H. Fetzer, a professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, said in a Saturday interview.

“I believe that all of our allies should discontinue sharing their intelligence with the Unites States unless they are willing that it should go directly to Tel Aviv,” the analyst said.

“It would be advisable for the Unites Nations to undertake an exploration of this because it appears to be a violation of national sovereignty for one nation to be spying on the communications of its highest executive officials,” Fetzer added.

Aug 14 08:47

US Officials: Israel Restocked Ammo During Gaza Offensive Without White House Approval

Israel secured supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon last month without the approval of the White House or the State Department, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

Since officials there were caught off guard as they tried to restrain Israel's campaign in Gaza, the administration of President Barack Obama has tightened controls on arms shipments to Israel, the newspaper said, quoting U.S. and Israeli officials.

But the case illustrated that the White House and the State Department had little influence over the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the paper said, quoting officials from both countries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Israel is a thief, stealing from the American people, who were forced to pay for all those weapons.

Worse, the White House didn't catch Israel in the theft!

So, what will the US Government do about it?

Nothing!

As usual.

Aug 14 08:36

Report: White House in dark over arms supplies to Israel

Israel secured supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon last month without the approval of the White House or the State Department, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, basically, Israel has been stealing from the American people, as those weapons are paid for by US taxpayer dollars, the US government didn't catch them in the theft, and will likely not do anything about it anyway.

Aug 14 07:48

Activists Protest Bombing of Gaza and innocent passerby harassed by pro Israel opposition and arrested

Demonstrators protest the violence in Gaza during a pro Palestine rally in Seattle. As protestors lined the sidewalks in Westlake Park, a pro Israel supporter walks by, harassing the demonstrators, yelling in peoples faces, screaming obscenities, and racial slurs. After crossing the street and harassing another group of demonstrators, the man tore off his shirt and began walking towards the group with fists clenched. As someone who wasn’t a part of the demonstration walked by, the pro Israel supporter turned and said something as he passed. The man then turned around as if he was going to swing, but thought better of it. The pro Israel supporter squared off with him, but a Westlake security guard who was watching the interaction pulled out his pepper spray, and sprayed the innocent passerby, grabbed him by the arm and tried to wrestle him to the ground. He was eventually led off into Westlake Center as SPD arrived on the scene.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another result of letting Israel train our domestic police departments. Israelis aren't arrested. Innocent bystanders are.

Aug 14 06:55

Tunnels-to-kindergartens propaganda Netanyahu peddled to NYT and CNN is exploded by Israeli news site

The Israeli site +972 has blown that propaganda completely out of the water. A well-researched article in Hebrew that it translated from an educational worker near Gaza states that the tunnels do not appear to be targeted at civilians and they come out more than a mile from any kibbutz, let alone the kindergartens.

In short, the tunnels fear was hysteria, drummed up by the Israeli government to heighten war fever, and then purveyed by the New York Times and CNN.

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Aug 14 06:52

Palestinian dies after being hit by settler car near Salfit

Palestinian police are investigating the incident to determine whether the settler deliberately hit the victim.

Aug 14 06:40

NY governor offers ‘total solidarity’ on Israel visit

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo kicked off a two-day visit to Israel on Wednesday, where he expressed “total solidarity” with the country over the monthlong war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

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Dear readers. Feel free to share this image with everyone you know in New York. Their primary is next month. And here in Hawaii, for the first time in history, a sitting governor lost his re-election primary race.

Aug 13 15:32

Netanyahu orders IDF response to rocket attack from Gaza

Several rockets hit Israeli territory just before Hamas announced it was accepting Egypt’s offer to extend a ceasefire with Israel for another five days. Israeli PM has ordered the IDF to respond to the attack with reports of renewed bombing of Gaza.

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That was the shortest 5 day cease fire in history!

Aug 13 14:04

Israel, Palestinians agree to extend Gaza ceasefire

A rocket landed in southern Israel two hours before the end of a temporary cease-fire agreed between Hamas and Israeli authorities. However, despite the incident the sides have agreed to extend the ceasefire for another 5 days to continue negotiations.

Aug 13 13:58

BREAKING NEWS FOR #OperationCeasefire

Thousands of Reservists Deployed to Gaza, Others Told to Prepare

Aug 13 12:04

Israel insists Protective Edge was 'not a war'

In responding to High Court of Justice petition calling for the operation to be declared a war, the State Attorney claimed Tuesday that the petition must be rejected outright for two main reasons.

The State said the petition does not provide a sufficient cause for the court to order the government to announce the declaration of war – a widely-shared opinion in the coalition on every foreign and defense policy in general, and the declaration of war in particular.

The State Attorney also claimed that the fundamental assumption underlying the basis of the petition – which said "the necessity of declaring the start of war is a social and financial need of the highest order" – was mistaken.

"The declaration of war in and of itself does not necessarily guarantee compensation or financial aid to citizens harmed by the conflict," wrote the State Attorney in the response.

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In other words, by refusing to say it was a war, Israel does not have to pay their own citizens who were harmed by falling Iron Dome rockets.

Aug 13 11:55

Stupid Israeli wanted to take down the Palastenian flag

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Turn on the English captions. This Israeli tried to break into the home of a Palestinian to tear down the flag and gets caught in the razor wire! Note that at 2:10 the Israeli justifies his illegal entry by saying that the house is really his, echoing the sentiments of the famous drunk Israeli settler.

Aug 13 11:37

As three-day truce nears end, Hamas senior official says group preparing for 'long battle'

As Netanyahu briefs coalition on cease-fire efforts, Palestinian sources say Israel has accepted few demands, and no progress has been made on key issues.

Aug 13 11:36

Israel wants a truce that does not include a halt on assassinations

Israeli media reports quoted security officials on Tuesday as saying that currently there are three options available, namely: an international effort to extend the cease-fire, or “surrendering” to some of Hamas’ demands, or launching a new aggression against the Gaza Strip. According to the officials themselves, the latter is less likely to happen.

Security officials added that “Hamas has put on the negotiating table demands for a seaport and an airport as a counterweight to Israel’s demand to strip the sector of any weapon,” and that the Israeli security apparatus “wants to test Hamas’ long-term steps, therefore, Hamas must be prevented from achieving anything that could help the movement’s strength grow.”

Aug 13 09:08

DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR TAX DOLLARS ARE GOING?

Global public opinion has shifted decisively in favour of justice for the Palestinians. What’s needed is to turn that into unrelenting pressure for an end to support for occupation, an arms embargo and sanctions, from above and below. The horror of Gaza is a crime made in Washington and London, as well as Jerusalem.

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The nation's roads are crumbling, but Israel has brand new modern highways ... paid for by the US taxpayer!

Aug 13 09:07

#OperationCeasefire ~~ HOW ABBAS CAN PUT AN END TO IT

From demilitarization to UN control, Israel’s leaders have their own ideas on Gaza

Aug 13 08:46

Solidarity fills the streets in global day of protest for Gaza

Up to 200,000 marched in Cape Town, South Africa, drawing parallels between Israel and the apartheid regime.

Aug 13 07:08

FLASHBACK - 9/11 - WHAT DID THE GOVERNMENT KNOW AND WHEN DID IT KNOW IT?

History records in the Lavon Affair that Israelis willingly use bombs and lay false trails to Arabs for political gain. And it wasn't too long ago that JDL Chairman Irv Rubin was arrested for plotting to blow up a US Congressman who refused to toe the Israel party line. Then there were the two Mossad agents arrested inside the Mexican Congress with guns and explosives shortly after 9-11. As the battered World Trade Towers collapsed, the very first suspects arrested, caught cheering as the towers fell, were Israelis, later identified as Mossad agents. The arrested spies worked for Urban Moving Systems, whose Israeli owner promptly fled the nation.

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The Jewish Defense League was actually declared a domestic terror group by the FBI, but you never heard about it, because the agenda of the US corporate media is to convince you that only Muslims are terrorists, which is why the FBI works so hard trying to set up Muslims as the fall guys for the FBI's created-out-of-thin-air "terror" plots. JDL Chairman Irv Rubin was caught with explosives and plans to blow up a mosque when he was arrested for planning to assassinate a US Congressman as well, but died under strange circumstances before he could be brought to trial, where presumably he would have named names to reduce his own sentence in prison. France, now aware that the French chapter of the JDL was causing all the violence that led to them banning pro-Palestine demonstrations, may ban the group entirely, but as is reported elsewhere on this site, a new JDL chapter is opening up in Canada, to commit acts of terror against pro-Palestinian activists there.

Aug 13 06:43

Why Israel Is Bad for the Jews

Among the harm that hardline Israeli policies have inflicted on Judaism is the erosion of the traditional Jewish tolerance toward dissent, now virtually forbidden if it involves criticizing Israel, as Danny Schechter learned when he asserted that “Israel is bad for the Jews.”

Aug 13 06:38

Noam Chomsky: America's Support for Israel Underwrites Human Atrocities in Gaza

In an interview with Democracy Now!, the renowned political dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky criticized the U.S. media coverage of the Israeli assault on Gaza. "It’s a shameful moment for U.S. media when it insists on being subservient to the grotesque propaganda agencies of a violent, aggressive state," he says. Chomsky also discusses his long-standing view that popular pressure at home is critical to ending the U.S. government’s backing for Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. "The United States continues to provide the critical, decisive support for the atrocities," he says. "Sooner or later, it’s possible—and that’s really up to us—that domestic pressure will compel the U.S. government to join the world on this issue. That will be a decisive change."

Aug 12 13:45

FLASHBACK - Scientists discover gene that predisposes Ashkenazi Jews to schizophrenia

Israeli and American scientists have discovered a gene among Ashkenazi Jews that increases their chances of developing the mental disorder schizophrenia, as well schizoaffective disorder and manic depression. According to a study recently published in Nature Communications

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This explains a lot!

Aug 12 13:32

Owl hurt by Hamas fire recovering

About two weeks ago, a long-eared owl was injured by mortar shrapnel in Kibbutz Nirim, near the Gaza border.

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The play for sympathy by Israel hits a new low.

Aug 12 12:19

Sign the letter condemning the Guardian advert branding those opposing Israel in Gaza as 'child killers'Stop the War Coalition 10 August 2014.

On 11 August 2014, the Guardian published a wildly inaccurate and inflammatory advert from supporters of the state of Israel branding the Palestinian resistance as 'child killers'.

It immediately got readers objecting to the Guardian's decision on its letters page, including our letter below. One reader wrote: "You presumably invoke free speech to accept this advert. However, I would be interested to know whether you would accept a similar advertisement from a pro-Palestinian organisation comparing the behaviour of Israel with that of Nazi Germany. I suspect not."

Please add your name to the letter below.

Aug 12 10:59

Weapon Dealers won the Gaza War

Data published by the premium section of Haaretz on August 12, 2014, shows that Israel profited financially from its brutal attack on Gaza. While accusing Europe of anti-Semitism, Israeli coffers in Zurich got a fresh supply of blood-stained funds.

Aug 12 10:31

Israel furious as UN Human Rights Council unveils Gaza probe team

Israel lashed out on Tuesday after the UN Human Rights Council named the man who will be running an inquiry into its Gaza offensive.

Canadian international lawyer William Schabas, who will head the commission, is widely regarded in Israel as being hostile to the Jewish state over reported calls to bring Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before the International Criminal Court.

“This commission’s anti-Israeli conclusions have already been written, all it needs is a signature,” railed foreign ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor.

“For this commission the important thing is not human rights but the rights of terrorist organisations like Hamas,” he told AFP.

But in a series of interviews with the Israeli media, Schabas defended himself against allegations of bias against the Jewish state.

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For all the dead and maimed innocent Palestinians, ISRAEL HAS ONLY ITSELF TO BLAME.

And to paraphrase General Sheridan's horrific statement that "The only good Indian is a dead Indian", for many in the Knesset and the IDF, "the only good Palestinian is a dead Palestinian."

Then they work like crazy to make death the most certain outcome for as many innocent Palestinians as they can, and get upset when the international community calls them on it?!?

Sorry, Israeli leadership; those crocodile tears have been turned on once too often in the 21st century for them to have any real effect.

Aug 12 09:43

DAFFYNITIONS ~~ ‘OPERATION PROTECTIVE EDGE’ WAS NOT A WAR

After 29 days of fighting, 64 fallen IDF soldiers, and more than 1,900 Palestinians killed, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government insists that Operation Protective Edge was not a war.

Aug 12 09:11

GAYS YES! ~~ PALESTINIANS NO!!

“The gates of Israel will be open to every Jew and his family without any discrimination against his lifestyle.”

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Still no to this ….

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The Palestinian right of return (Arabic: ?? ???????, ?aqq al-?awda; Hebrew: ?????? ?????????, zkhut hashivah) is a political position or principle asserting that Palestinian refugees, both first-generation refugees (c. 30 to 50,000 people as of 2012) and their descendants (c. 5 million people as of 2012), have a right to return, and a right to the property they themselves or their forebears left behind in what is now Israel and the Palestinian territories (both formerly part of the British Mandate of Palestine), as part of the 1948 Palestinian exodus, a result of the 1948 Palestine war and due to the 1967 Six-Day War.

Aug 12 09:11

#OperationCeasefire ~~ HOW THINGS STAND AT THE MOMENT

Demanded by Israel:

A complete halt to firing and hostile action from Gaza.
Israeli control of border crossings to be opened between Gaza and Israel in the framework of the agreement.
Payment of money and any other cash transfers to public workers in Gaza will be carried out only via the Palestinian Authority.

Demanded by Palestinian negotiators:
Expansion of the coastal waters permitted by Israel to Gaza fishermen. The new limit to be determined by Israel according to its security needs.
Reopening by Egypt of the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Sinai. Egypt conditions this on the placement of Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority security forces on the Gaza side. Egypt is reportedly demanding 1,000 troops, a number that might be beyond the authority’s capacity.

Aug 12 08:19

The New McCarthyism

Once again vast sums of money are being spent on a war, this time a hot one and getting hotter. Once again parties with a vested interest are out to smear and destroy anyone who dares ask if the wars are worth the sacrifice of our young people (not to mention the money), indeed if there really is any point at all to the wars aside from justifying the flow of money to defense contractors.

But the Soviet Union has gone out of business. The word "communist" doesn't carry the same psychological impact it used to, so the war hawk smear squad has come up with a new one, "Anti-Semite." Like "Communist", "Anti-Semite" is used to ruin the lives of people who have not actually done anything wrong other than to challenge the war profiteers. It is a new word for an old trick, and I am amazed that they are still playing the same old game, but I guess the FBI can always find some dumb-assed idiot to fall for it and do their dirty work of wrecking a career for them.

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People are looking at the firing of Steven Salaita and Hollywood's declared unemployment for Penelope Cruz and asking if there is a new blacklist. There isn't. It's the same one that has been going on all along, usually out of sight of the public. It's the same blacklist whose wrath I personally experienced 20 years ago.

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Aug 12 08:17

Is the firing of Steven Salaita the beginning of a new Blacklist?

Here’s why the University and mainstream media don’t want to say he was fired.

Because firing a tenured professor purely for his political opinions, especially one with multiple academic publications to his record, means the University has violated the following:

1) His First amendment rights.

2) His academic freedom.

3) His rights as an employee at a public university, as well his rights to due process.

Here’s the single reason why we claim he was fired: more than one month ago, Steven Salaita signed a contract to work at the University of Illinois.

Approximately three weeks later, he was told he no longer had that job.

That’s a firing, not a rescission.

This incident signals the following:

—For those of us who have tenure in the academy, it tells us that our private expressions on social media may now outweigh our academic work.

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There is no new blacklist. It's the same one that has been going on all along, the same one fully on display in the case of Penelope Cruz, and the same one whose wrath I felt 20 years ago.

Aug 12 08:15

At Talks In Cairo, Hamas Wants Israel To Allow Gaza Airport And Seaport

The Islamist organization Hamas, as well as the people in the Gaza Strip, want something big in exchange for a truce with Israel.

They want a seaport. And an airport.

They want movement between their seaside territory and the outside world.

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"No, no, NO! You will live under our thumb! You will stay where you are and learn your place! Nobody goes anywhere without OUR say so!!!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Aug 12 07:45

WITH DERSHOWITZ’s RETIREMENT, ISRAEL FOUND A NEW LAWYER

Who’s the Israeli government’s best spokesperson? Ron Dermer? Michael Oren? Bibi himself? Nope. It’s Hillary Clinton

Aug 12 07:27

Fired professor voiced "legitimate outrage" over Gaza attack, say University of Illinois colleagues

Professors from within the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have called on the college to rescind its firing of Steven Salaita over the academic’s Palestine solidarity activities.

As reported previously on The Electronic Intifada, revelations from various sources have strongly suggested that the University of Illinois was lobbied by Zionist groups opposed to Salaita’s hiring as an associate professor in the Department of American Indian Studies. The sacking was condemned in an open letter by senior professors from around North America, and by the American Association of University Professors.

Now, in a statement sent to members and posted as a PDF file on its website, the executive committee for the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (CSAMES) at the University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign has spelled out its opposition to its own management’s actions.

Aug 12 07:27

Video: "Obama and Netanyahu are war criminals," says Dr. Cornel West in Washington

Aug 12 07:26

Zionist groups planned to lobby Univ. of Illinois trustees over Salaita appointment

Last week it was reported that University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Chancellor Phyllis Wise had abruptly terminated Salaita weeks before he was due to start teaching in a tenured position in the American Indian Studies Program.

This followed a media campaign against Salaita, a prominent advocate for the boycott of Israeli academic institutions, over tweets he made condemning Israel’s massacre in Gaza.

Wise’s move has drawn broad and forceful condemnation from heavyweight academics and organizations including the AAUP.

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Salaita should sue Phyllis Wise for violations of the First Amendment. Salaita has a right to express his personal opinion in tweets. Everyone who took part in this attempt to silence him is an enemy of America and all that it supposedly stands for!

Aug 12 07:24

South African Jewish students hounded after expressing solidarity with Gaza

The deputy class president of King David Victory Park, a prominent Jewish community school in Johannesburg, is one of three young men targeted with vitriolic abuse after being pictured wearing keffiyehs (traditional checkered scarves) “to show opposition to the human rights violations carried out against the people of Palestine.”

The photograph was taken when Joshua Broomberg and Wits University students Saul and Sam Musker — who are also Jewish — were in Thailand competing in the World Debating Championships.

But when the image was shared widely on social media, the three youths were met with hate messages, including the statement that “These boys should be killed like the children in Sderot [a town in present-day Israel, north of Gaza], they don’t deserve to breathe!”

Aug 11 14:32

Washington Threatens The World — Paul Craig Roberts

The consequence of Washington’s reckless and irresponsible political and military interventions in Iraq, Libya, and Syria has been to unleash evil. The various sects that lived in peace under the rule of Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi, and Assad are butchering one another, and a new group, ISIS, is in the process of creating a new state out of parts of Iraq and Syria.

The turmoil brought into the Middle East by the Bush and Obama regimes has meant death and displacement for millions and untold future deaths. As I write 40,000 Iraqis are stranded on a mountain top without water awaiting death at the hands of ISIS, a creation of US meddling.

Aug 11 11:38

REMEMBER THIS THE NEXT TIME YOU CHEER FOR THE YANKEES

New York Yankees Host Future Israel Soldiers

Aug 11 11:36

New York governor, other officials head to Israel

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top state legislators are heading to Israel this week for a two-day visit as a "demonstration of solidarity" with that country in the conflict in Gaza, the Democratic governor announced Sunday.

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Because everything in New York is just hunky-dorey and Cuomo et. al. have nothing more important to do than suck up to Israel!

Aug 11 11:25

At no stage did we say war over: Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened to press ahead with its deadly offesive in the blockaded Gaza Strip.

Netanyahu told a cabinet meeting in Tel Aviv on Sunday that the Israeli aerial and ground forces will launch more deadly attacks on the besieged Palestinian coastal enclave.

"Operation Protective Edge is continuing, at no stage did we say it was over. The operation will continue until we achieve our objectives - the return of quiet for a prolonged period," Netanyahu said.

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"They created a desolation, and they called it peace." -- Tacitus

Aug 11 10:49

Month-long war in Gaza has left a humanitarian and environmental crisis

Everywhere you look there is destruction: mosques, factories, schools, hospitals, universities and thousands of houses, many shattered into piles of bricks, glass and metal. Roads mangled by military tanks and bulldozers. Cities without electricity, pitch black at night. The main sewage plant disabled, polluting the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean.

Aug 11 10:14

NEVER TOO OLD TO FIGHT THE OCCUPATION

This video shows a Palestinian elder with a paper model of the kind of rocket the Palestinian resistance fires from Gaza fearlessly confronting Israeli occupation forces in the Bab al-Zawiya neighborhood of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron on Friday.

He does not back off even when a soldier fires towards him at close range.

Aug 11 10:14

#StayingHumanWithGaza ~~ IN PHOTOS

150,000 marched in London yesterday for Gaza. Thousands marched in New York as well … below are photos from that. Video follows

Aug 11 10:13

ACT FOR GAZA NOW

A rocket fell near us Tuesday in Beit Sahour. From the way it broke-up, we think it was one of the “iron dome” missiles that missed its mark (this happens to some 70-80% of missiles that are supposed to intercept Palestinian home-made rockets from Gaza). The owner of the house said of the significant damage: “we are with Gaza and continue to be”. Wars bring out the worse in people and the best in people.

Aug 11 09:37

BROOMSTICKS OVER GAZA

I think Israel did what it had to do to respond to the rockets,” Clinton said. Israel, she added, may have made some mistakes that led to civilian casualties, but that is what happens in the “fog of war.”

“I don’t know a nation … that hasn’t made errors, but ultimately the responsibility rests with Hamas,” Clinton said, pointing to the terrorist group’s rocket attacks against Israel and the way its fighters base their operations in civilian areas.

Aug 11 09:37

"Underground Vibrations and Noises:" Israel Prepares Attack on Lebanon

Yesterday, Maj. Gen. Sami Turgeman, Head of the Southern Command visited Jewish settlements surrounding Gaza.

Instead of being carried on the shoulders of happy settlers, he met the anger of those who found out that they have been tricked by illegitimate authorities.

Less reported but no less violent was a visit of Public Security Minister Aharonovitch, at the same time Kibbutz Kfar Aza (Kibbutz Village of Gaza).

The general fury at the authorities was the result of a call to denizens of Gaza Envelope (Otef Aza) to return to their homes after the end of the ground stage of Operation Strong Cliff. "It is safe to return home," official announcements claimed. They returned to their homes only to find that the bombings continue.

Aug 11 09:22

Democrat youth wing fires members who criticized Israel’s child killings

The College Democrats of America (CDA), the youth wing of the Democratic National Committee, forced two of its members to resign from leadership positions following a right-wing smear campaign this week.

They were branded anti-Semites after expressing anger at Israel’s assault on Gaza in a heated social media exchange.

Aug 11 09:21

Wounded Gazans arrive in Turkey for treatment

Four wounded Palestinians were flown into Ankara for medical treatment Monday, the first sign of Turkey's promised plan to evacuate thousands from the Gaza Strip.

Turkey said last week it was seeking Israeli and Egyptian agreement for an air corridor to provide humanitarian aid to Gaza after a month of bloodshed that has killed at least 1,939 Palestinians and 67 Israelis.

Aug 11 09:20

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Panelists talked about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Israel’s compliance with U.S. and international laws regarding its use of force against Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank.?Speakers included Tariq Khdeir, a Palestinian-American teenager who was arrested and detained by the Israeli Defense Forces.?Most of the speakers presented stories and examples of, in their words, Israel’s military and governmental abuses and hypocrisy.

Aug 11 09:18

Five Facts that the Israeli Government Would Prefer you did not Know

Binyamin Netanyahu claims to speak for the majority of world Jewry although, in fact, he represents only a minority of Jewish Israelis and Americans – those who support his right-wing, Likud Party. To many others, particularly in Europe, he is considered a US-financed, Zionist rabble-rouser with an extremist political agenda that rejects any Palestinian state and requires the ‘transfer’ of all indigenous Arabs out of former Palestine.

Aug 11 09:17

Israelis protest IDF Gaza bombing as deadly op drags on

Aug 11 08:11

Never ask me about peace again

Tears flowed until my body ran dry of them when I received a telephone call on Aug. 3, informing me that my family had been targeted by two F-16 missiles in the city of Rafah. Such was the fate of our family in a war that still continues, with every family in the Gaza Strip receiving its share of sorrow and pain.

Aug 11 07:52

Israeli army uses Gaza children as human shields

Since the assault on Gaza began, Israeli leaders and their supporters have repeatedly accused Hamas of using Palestinian civilians as human shields in an attempt to absolve Israel of responsibility for deliberately killing more than 1,600 Palestinian civilians in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Despite there being no evidence to prove this libelous claim, it has been unquestioningly echoed in major media outlets and invoked by US officials to blame Palestinians for their own slaughter. It has even been used to justify genocide against Palestinians in a newspaper ad created by anti-Palestinian extremists Shmuley Boteach and Elie Wiesel.

But the available evidence demonstrates that it is the Israeli army, not Hamas, that has been using Palestinians as human shields in Gaza.

Aug 11 07:52

IDF Hamas Human Shield Manual a Sloppy Forgery

Aug 10 13:25

HIGH DEMAND FOR KILLER SPERM IN ISRAEL

A man who serves in the army in a combat role is usually assumed to have impressive constitution which confirm the genetic aspirations of the women. They believe he will be fit, healthy, and have several other important attributes.”

Given the increased demand for specialized sperm, the donors’ bank looked into its database and discovered that all donors had served in the IDF and half had served in combat roles.

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The Nazis had something similar. Women who bore children from the "correct" fathers were awarded medals and special treatment.

Aug 10 11:21

200 Buses per Day to Annex Gush Etzion

Gush Etzion Regional Council announced on August 10, 2014, the opening of a bus service as part of the Jerusalem metropolitan lines. 200 Buses per day will connect the largest settlement bloc in the West Bank* with West Jerusalem in a strategic step towards its annexation.

Aug 10 11:16

An honest Israeli Jew tells the Real Truth about Israel

Aug 10 10:22

CEASEFIRE TALKS BETWEEN ISRAEL AND ISRAEL

Egypt seems to be trying to act as broker in negotiating a ceasefire between the warring factions of Israel and Palestine, BUT …. an important element is missing from those talks. The Palestinians are NOT being represented at all so what you have in actuality are talks between Israel and itself ….. talks that will obviously lead nowhere.

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This is a repeat of the "talks" to resolve the Ukraine crisis that included representatives of the US, the EU, and even Russia, but would not allow anyone form the independent Eastern Ukrainian Republics to take part.

Aug 10 10:02

Hollywood Studios Blacklist Penelope Cruz over Gaza Letter Accusing Israel of 'Genocide'

Actress Penelope Cruz and her husband Javier Bardem have roused the fury of Hollywood producers, with pledges made to snub the Spanish couple.

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Jewish control of Hollywood, so long dismissed as an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory, is now fully on display for the world to see.

Time to add Hollywood to the BDS boycott list!

Aug 10 08:45

Gaza Doctor Says Entire Families Have Completely Vanished

You can't gauge exactly what level, but from the people who have lost their loved ones and they have lost their homes, those kind of people, they tend to support somebody who will assist this sort of actions and will some sort take revenge for their big losses. And when you're speaking about almost 2,000 Palestinian dead, most, the vast majority of them, are women and children. And when you speak about almost 10,000 Palestinian injuries, of course, you can imagine the kind of sentiment in the hearts of those people who have lost everything, not forgetting about more than 20,000 homes which have been partially or totally destroyed. So the more killing you have in this streets, the more hatred will be implanted in the hearts of the people who have lost everything. And I think this will create more and more support for militant resistance against Israel.

Aug 10 08:25

Not Equal: Gaza in over 1000 frames

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And with Iraq a convenient media distraction, I expect Israel will really ramp up the massacre now!

Aug 10 08:14

'Brilliant and ethical' English professor 'loses his job' at top U.S. university after posting a series of anti-Israel Tweets

A ‘brilliant and ethical’ professor has lost his job at a major U.S. university over his anti-Israel remarks on Twitter, it has been claimed.

Steven Salaita had been offered a role at the University of Illinois on the American Indian Studies course – and the appointment was expected to be confirmed.

But according to the Huffington Post, there have been reports that his outspoken criticism of Israel’s part in the Gaza conflict may have cost him his job.

In one Tweet he told his followers: 'It's simple: either condemn #Israel's actions or embrace your identity as someone who's okay with the wholesale slaughter of children.’

Another read: 'Only #Israel can murder around 300 children in the span of a few weeks and insist that it is the victim.'

On the same day he wrote: 'It's quite simple, really: don't support any ideology whose practice results in dead children.'

According to the Huffington Post, the university has yet to comment on why the appointment was blocked.

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The story is that a local Jewish group contacted the University and threatened "action" if Salaita was hired. Now they are saying that even though they did send such a message, they are not responsible for the university's decision.

What is important to keep in mind is that Salaita did not make these remarks in the classroom, but in his private life. This underhanded campaign to ruin his career is a violation of his right to Freedom of Speech under the First Amendment and everyone who took part in this fiasco is an enemy of America and what it stands for.

Aug 10 08:09

ALL OUT FOR GAZA!

Sunday, August 10 at 2:30 p.m.
Israeli Consulate, 180
Bloor Street West |
TTC: St. George | Map
March at 3:30 p.m.

Join the Global Campaign!

Aug 10 07:53

Third mass protest for Gaza in a month in London

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150,000 showed up. Now imagine that number standing in front of every corporate media outlet and announcing they will boycott every product advertised by media that is caught lying to the public. Either the media will have to be truthful of lose their advertisers.

Aug 10 07:49

#GazaDayOfRage Dublin Ireland 09/08/2014

Aug 10 07:48

Rolling coverage of current situation in Gaza - 04:30 GMT (P.1)

Aug 10 07:48

Rolling coverage of current situation in Gaza - 04:30 GMT (P.2)

Aug 10 07:28

Native American Indians Take a Stand For Gaza

The parallels to the plight of the Palestinian people and Native Americans have been drawn by many. Speaking in San Francisco, Tony Gonzales of the American Indian Movement (AIM), ”with a common legacy of bantustans (homelands) – Indian reservations and encircled Palestinian territories – Native Americans understand well the situation of Palestinians.”

While there are certainly diverse views on nearly every political issue imaginable within Native American communities, a growing number are beginning to empathize with and see a disturbing parallel between what happened to the First Peoples of North America, and Palestinians in the Levant.

Aug 10 07:21

Israel is the Real Terrorist State

Aug 10 07:20

A slip of the tongue by a former mossad agent about the london bombings

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Start listening at 1:30, and continue to just after 2:00 when this former Mossad agent slips up and implies that Mossad did the 7/7 London bombing.

Aug 09 17:45

Israel PM fears war crime charges: Analyst

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is afraid of a possible international lawsuit by Palestinians against the Zionist regime to face war crime charges, an analyst tells Press TV.

Aug 09 17:39

Cruz, Bardem blacklisted over Gaza letter

Having chosen to remain silent vis-à-vis Israel’s massacre of Palestinians, Hollywood has moved one step further by blacklisting the stars, who said in an open letter that Tel Aviv is committing genocide.

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Jewish control of Hollywood, so long dismissed as an anti-semitic conspiracy theory, is now fully on display to the entire world!

Time to add Hollywood to the BDS list of boycotts.

Aug 09 14:10

#GazaUnderAttack~~ EGYPTIAN ‘INTELLIGENCE’S’ LACK OF SAME REGARDING PEACE IN GAZA

Egyptian ceasefire plan introduces PA control in Gaza

Aug 09 11:30

#GazaUnderAttack ~~ REACTIONS TO ISRAEL-HAMAS CEASEFIRE COLLAPSE

Analysts say that Gaza has bled too much to accept an easy truce with Israel, but fear this will usher in a “horrendous tragedy” that will further compound Palestinian suffering

Aug 09 10:05

The Occupation is Forever

The ‘two-state solution’ is perennially misunderstood. The solution envisaged has nothing to do with a possible spatio-political division of Israel-Palestine and the ending of the Occupation. Rather it is a public relations device to quell the qualms of those bleeding hearts who find the current impasse unsavory, to deny the necessity (indeed the inevitability) of a ‘one-state solution’, and ultimately to ensure the continuation of the Occupation.

Ditto the ‘peace process’.

Aug 09 09:19

Cynthia McKinney US lawmakers forced to sign support of Israel

Aug 09 09:17

Hamas: No clear Israeli response to demands

Israel did not provide a clear response to the Palestinian ceasefire conditions, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said Friday as truce talks stalled in Cairo.

At a news conference in Gaza City, Abu Zuhri said that the lack of response undermined Palestinian demands and that “Israeli stubbornness led to not extending the ceasefire.”

Aug 09 09:14

How Israel Used Its Own Civilians as Human Shields While Assaulting Gaza

Like so many Zionist accusations against Palestinian society (“They only understand force,” “They teach their children to hate,” “They never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity”) the human shields slander is a projection. Israel is the most militarized society on earth, with soldiers and military installations honeycombed throughout its civil society. With full military conscription for all men and women and reserve duty required for all Jews until they reach their 40s, Jewish Israelis alternate constantly between the role of civilian and soldier, blurring the line between the two.

Aug 09 09:14

Three Boston Demonstrations Mark Shift in Jewish Communal Politics on Israel

This week, three separate Jewish organizations held events on Israel and Palestine with messages that contrasted sharply with that of the nation’s largest Jewish organizations. While Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) and the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) continue to advocate full support for Israel’s actions against Palestinians, hundreds of Boston Jews this week felt compelled to oppose Israel’s bombing and take part in peaceful vigils calling for an end to Israel’s military occupation of Palestine.

Aug 09 09:05

BEX ALERT - Anti-Semitism flares in Europe amid Gaza war

Four weeks of fighting between Hamas militants and Israel fueled a rise in anti-Semitism outbursts across Europe, ranging from violent attacks to chants of "Deaths to the Jews" at anti-Israel demonstrations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently the Toronto Star has redefined "Anti-Semitism" to mean any opposition to Israel committing war crimes.

Aug 09 08:58

Rolling Coverage of Current situation in Gaza (09:30 GMT)

Aug 08 12:59

Ecuador to open embassy in 'Palestine', president cancels visit to Israel

Foreign minister announces plans to open embassy for delegation now in Ramallah, 5 South American countries recall ambassadors to Israel.

Aug 08 12:38

We Have Had Enough of Elie Wiesel and His Ilk

The ad’s headline reads: “Jews rejected child sacrifice 3,500 years ago. Now it’s Hamas’ turn.” Wiesel’s statement is a blatant lie and the London Times knew it.

Jews have never stopped sacrificing their children. The Hannibal Protocol is an IDF directive that orders soldiers to take ‘necessary measures’ to prevent their comrades from being captured by enemy forces. ‘Necessary measures’ include risking the life of the Israeli soldier and anyone who happens to be in his vicinity. Similarly, the Kastner Affair shows that at the peak of the Shoah, Ben Gurion and the Zionist establishment were willing to sacrifice many Jewish lives on the altar of the Zionist goal.

Aug 08 10:37

Gaza

Aug 08 10:32

Glasgow flies Palestinian flag in support of Gaza

Scotland's Glasgow City Council has raised the Palestinian flag over the city chambers in a move to express its solidarity with the people of the Gaza Strip.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So far the comments are all supportive, but I expect the megaphonies will soon pile in to denounce Scotland for daring top fly the flag of Palestine. But before they do, allow me to share some other flag raising not deemed controversial by the corporate media!

Aug 08 10:16

IDF Hamas Human Shield Manual a Sloppy Forgery - The Evidence

The Israeli Defense Force just got caught red handed manufacturing fake evidence to prop up their Gaza narrative

On August 4, 2014 the IDF released what they claimed to be scans of a captured Hamas combat manual which explains the benefits of human shields (Captured Hamas Combat Manual Explains Benefits of Human Shields). This juicy story got quite a few people excited, and within 2 days their blog post had over 81,000 likes on Facebook. It turns out though, that the documents that they uploaded were forgeries, and sloppy forgeries at that. The work was so shoddy that you don't even have to be an expert to see the mistake. Let's take a a look.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Told ya! :)

Aug 08 09:58

Americans Are Falling for the Old Schoolyard Bully Trick: “He Hit Me First!”

The schoolyard bully is caught standing over the skinny, bloodied kid lying on the ground.

The teacher asks what happened.

The bully yells: “He hit me first!” Then he grabs his nose and pretends that he’s hurt.

This tactic is so common that there are 3.6 million Google hits for the phrase “bully pretends to be the victim”.