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Jul 29 10:22

HUMANIZING PALESTINE

The holiday at the end of Ramadan brings mixed feelings and we could sense this here in Bethlehem on the faces of our Muslim neighbors, friends and colleagues. They tell us of their sadness at the massacres of whole families but they also tell proudly of resistance, persistence, resilience, self help and help to other.

Jul 29 10:21

#GazaUnderAttack ~~ THE NEW GUERNICA

Is Bibi the new Picasso?

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Jul 29 10:16

Naomi Klein: Enough. It’s Time for a Boycott of Israel

It’s time. Long past time. The best strategy to end the increasingly bloody occupation is for Israel to become the target of the kind of global movement that put an end to apartheid in South Africa

Jul 29 10:10

Israel-Gaza conflict: 10 Palestinian children killed and 46 injured in strike on hospital and park

Two strikes which hit the compound of Gaza City’s main hospital and a nearby park killed ten children and wounded 46 on Monday – hours after Israel and Hamas had declared a truce.

The park in the Shati refugee camp was hit minutes after a strike on the outpatients unit at the Shifa Hospital on the edge of the city.

Ayman Sahabani, the head of the emergency room at Shifa Hospital, claimed that children were playing on a swing in the park when they were killed. Nine of the 10 killed were children under the age of 12, and 46 were injured. Camera crews were prevented from filming the area of impact at Shifa, according to reporters on the scene.

Jul 29 10:05

Gaza pounded by Israel after Netanyahu promises prolonged battle

The IDF continued to categorically deny that its forces were responsible for hits on Shati refugee camp and the Shifa hospital on Monday. At least eight children were killed at Shati while playing in a park.

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"HAMAS is blowing itself up to make Israel look bad. Really. Honest! I wouldn't lie about a thing like that!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Jul 29 10:00

UN official busts David Gregory for using Israeli propaganda video: ‘That’s really unfair’

NBC host David Gregory was forced to issue a correction at the end of his weekly Meet the Press program on Sunday after a United Nations official confronted him for using a unconfirmed Israeli video that allegedly showed Hamas shooting rockets from a UN school.

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Another presstitute and whorespondent for Israel!

Jul 29 09:28

FLASHBACK - GWU student journalist admits hate crime hoax

Looks like GWU student reporter Sarah Marshak, would fit right in at ABC News, The New Republic, CBS, the NYTimes, etc., etc., etc. She was caught on tape faking anti-Semitic hate against herself:

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With Israel's public image on the ropes, expect a flurry of these faked hate crimes to be staged, complete with the outdated Swastika, so that Israel can start screaming "Anti-semite" and "Jew hate" as a shield for their war crimes in Gaza.

Jul 29 08:56

In 'Ugly' Resolution, US Politicians Back Israel's Assault on Gaza

As the civilian death toll in Gaza continues to climb, the U.S. House of Representatives has introduced a symbolic resolution—backed by the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee—blaming Hamas for the bloodshed and condemning them for the alleged use of "human shields." But critics say this effort is just another U.S. affirmation of support and impunity for Israel, despite the fact that Israel's fighter jets, attack helicopters, drones, and soldiers are doing the killing.

"The resolution is a rhetorical statement, but it makes things really ugly," Phyllis Bennis, senior fellow at Institute for Policy Studies, told Common Dreams. "This resolution says that the elected representatives of the American people are standing with the slaughter of children and not saying a word about it. When you are doing that while you are paying Israel's bills and providing it protection in the United Nations, you are complicit."

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Jul 29 08:53

Lawmakers Rally Behind Israel at Conference of Jewish Groups

U.S. lawmakers from both parties voiced strong support of Israel and its right to defend itself against Hamas on Monday, affirming their commitment to Israel even as the Obama administration has expressed impatience with the Israeli offensive in Gaza.

Speaking at an impromptu gathering of Jewish leaders here, congressional leaders denounced Hamas as a terror organization.

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HAMAS is the legally elected government of Gaza. They won the elections in 2006.

I don't know about you but I have had it with the US Government groveling before a foreign power, supporting war crimes, making us pay for it all, while neglecting the needs of our own nation to the point where 1/3 of Detroit is now without drinking water.

The US is becoming the next Gaza, and the Israel-firsters in DC are perfectly happy with that!

Jul 29 08:44

Palestine solidarity goes mainstream in UK as 100,000 march in London

For the second consecutive weekend, tens of thousands of protesters marched through the streets of London on Saturday, 26 July, in a massive show of support for the people of Gaza and all of Palestine.

That support is growing fast — and public opinion is leaving the politicians and traditional media, still stuck in their backing for the colonizer, Israel, far behind.

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We see those politicians and corporate media for the monsters they truly are.

Jul 29 08:43

Israeli attacks designed to “terrorize” Gaza population, international law experts say

“The civilian population in the Gaza Strip is under direct attack,” dozens of international law experts have warned in a statement laying out numerous Israeli violations of the laws of war, some amounting to war crimes.

Jul 29 08:42

Gaza’s only power plant shut down by Israeli shelling

Over a million people in Gaza could be without electricity after Israeli tank shells hit the fuel depot of the enclave’s only power station, causing it to shut down. Its director, Mohammed al-Sharif, said, "The power plant is finished.”

Jul 29 08:41

Time-Lapse Video Shows Israel Flattening A Gaza Neighborhood

Buzzfeed correspondent Sheera Frenkel tweeted this video with the caption: "Time lapse shows entire neighborhood in Gaza being flattened by air strikes over the course of one hour."

It's unclear if the incident shows airstrikes or planned bombings over the course of an hour.

The explosions reportedly targeted the Shijaiyah neighborhood shortly before a 12-hour ceasefire on Saturday. Photos from the ground show the aftermath.

Jul 29 08:35

Israelis in Tel Aviv 26.7.2014: "There's no school tomorrow,there's no children left in Gaza! Oleh!"

Jul 29 08:31

FLASHBACK 2010 - Israeli assassinations: crime against humanity?

Dominating the world news, even in the United States, is the Al-Mabhouh assassination. Israel has a long history of engaging in targeted killings and assassinations, so why has this one sparked media frenzy? Many outlets are focusing on the use of fake passports, while others are condemning the lack of action by those governments whose passports were used. Very few are actually focusing on the act of assassination itself and its consequences under international law. While targeted killings of specific individuals with government approval are permissible under international law under certain conditions, assassinations (an attack on an individual who believes there is no need to fear the attacker) are not. Was the murder of Al-Mabhouh an assassination? If so, is this another Israeli crime against humanity?

Jul 29 08:25

Lawmakers scramble to approve $225M for Israel's Iron Dome before taking their August break

Democratic and Republican members of Congress are scrambling to seal a $225 million boost to Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system before they break this week for a month-long recess.

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But Detroit isn't worth a dime to turn the water back on.

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Jul 29 07:36

FLASHBACK 2012 - “Most” killed in Gaza “deserved it” even though they were children and civilians, says Israel’s Danny Ayalon

In a clear indication of Israel’s shocking callousness and disregard for civilian lives, Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon today told PRI’s The Takeaway that most of those killed and injured in Israel’s eight day long bombardment of the Gaza Strip “deserved it.”

“If you compare the situation in Gaza to the situation in Syria today,” Ayalon said, “where the Assad regime just mercilessly butchers people and children there is a big difference and I would say that most of the people that were hit in Gaza deserved it as they were just armed terrorists.”

Jul 28 20:14

Israeli Attitude Towards Gaza = French Attitude Towards Algerians, and American American Attitude Towards Vietnamese

If you missed the translation, it says:

You have welcomed the rebels.
You have given them money and food.
You have helped them with your silence.
You have become their accomplices in crime and have been punished accordingly.

You must choose:
Either peace and the protection of FRANCE OR crime and PUNISHMENT.

Jul 28 20:12

Did Ukrainian Rebels Shoot Down Malaysian Jet?

Michael Rivero - Israel using trumped up reasons to invade Gaza?

Jul 28 20:00

Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces as world pleads for truce

The missile that slammed into a public playground in the seafront Shati UN refugee camp also killed at least two other people and wounded another 46, many of them also children, the emergency services said.

Jul 28 19:58

Children killed in Gaza playground shelling

Missiles have struck several sites in Gaza, including a park inside a refugee camp and an outpatient building of the strip's largest hospital, disrupting a relative lull at the start of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday.

Eight people, including seven children, died following missile fire on a park inside the Shati refugee camp on the edge of Gaza City, medics said.

The children were playing on a swing when the strike hit the park, Ayman Sahabani, the head of the emergency room at Shifa hospital, told reporters.

Jul 28 19:56

Israel Takes Away 44% of Gaza Land … Herds Gazans Into Remaining Area

Daily Beast reports (hat tip Wall Street Journal reporter Tom Gara):

This narrow strip of land that used to be called “the Gaza Strip,” already one of the more densely populated places on earth, is growing dramatically smaller. The Israeli military, relentlessly and methodically, is driving people out of the three-kilometer (1.8 mile) buffer zone it says it needs to protect against Hamas rockets and tunnels. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the buffer zone eats up about 44 percent of Gaza’s territory.

Jul 28 18:30

In Gaza, pediatrics wing crowded with war wounded

The pediatrics wing of the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip is filled with the youngest victims of more than two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.

Jul 28 17:41

How Israel Uses Twitter, Facebook & Tinder to Legitimize Murder | Brainwash Update

Jul 28 16:09

State of Palestine: Bodies of Gazan children slain in playground attack *EXTREMELY GRAPHIC

Jul 28 15:45

Hamas, Israel tells us, is hiding among civilians

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HAMAS is the legally elected government of Gaza. As the government they have police, firefighters, ambulance attendants, infrastructure workers and so forth among the population, and Israel sees this as an excuse to bomb the general population.

Jul 28 15:04

Jeffrey Goldberg And The Israeli Defeat

As one of the first to predict an immanent Israeli defeat in this round of violence, I was delighted to read this morning that Zionist mouthpiece Jeffrey Goldberg admits that Israel has lost the war. “Why Is Israel Losing a War It's Winning?” asks Goldberg. The Jewish State is a regional super power, its lobbies dominate Western politics, it is technologically superior, so what could have gone wrong?

Jeffrey Goldberg, a veteran Israeli concentration camp guard produces a few uniquely amusing arguments that deserve our attention.

He writes, “In a fight between a state actor and a non-state actor, the non-state actor can win merely by surviving.”

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Something to remember for the coming war by DC on the American people.

Jul 28 14:46

MEGA BEX PUKE FACTOR 10.0 ALERT - We are looking at the beginnings of a Holocaust'

The situation facing European Jewry is “simply intolerable, unacceptable and inexcusable,” Israeli Jewish Congress president Vladimir Sloutsker told MKs and foreign diplomats at a special session of the Knesset Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Committee on Monday.

Calling the rise in anti-Semitic incidents accompanying Israel’s invasion of Gaza an “SOS situation,” Sloutsker warned that if left unchecked, such behavior could lead to another European genocide.

Jul 28 13:57

BEX ALERT - More Americans blame Hamas over Israel for violence, poll finds

About twice as many Americans blame Hamas over Israel for the current fighting in Gaza, poll shows

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Let's find out.

Jul 28 12:33

Second Turkish Gaza flotilla will have military escort, group says

The Turkish pro-Palestinian organization IHH announced that its second Gaza flotilla will be launched soon - and will be afforded protection by the Turkish Navy, Israel's NRG reported on Sunday.

The group's chairman told local Turkish media that the mission, titled 'Freedom Flotilla II,' was in the process of finalizing the legal paperwork needed to commence on the trip, and would embark as soon as it got the necessary permissions.

This fleet, as opposed to the group's previous one that was intercepted by the Israeli navy in 2010, would be protected by the Turkish Navy, he said.

Jul 28 12:18

FLASHBACK - The Five Dancing IsraelisArrested On 9-11

A Mossad surveillance team made quite a public spectacle of themselves on 9-11.
The New York Times reported Thursday that a group of five men had set up video cameras aimed at the Twin Towers prior to the attack on Tuesday, and were seen congratulating one another afterwards. (1)

Police received several calls from angry New Jersey residents claiming "middle-eastern" men with a white van were videotaping the disaster with shouts of joy and mockery. (2)

"They were like happy, you know … They didn't look shocked to me" said a witness. (3)
[T]hey were seen by New Jersey residents on Sept. 11 making fun of the World Trade Center ruins and going to extreme lengths to photograph themselves in front of the wreckage. (4)

Witnesses saw them jumping for joy in Liberty State Park after the initial impact (5). Later on, other witnesses saw them celebrating on a roof in Weehawken, and still more witnesses later saw them celebrating with high fives in a Jersey City parking lot. (6)

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Jul 28 11:56

Netanyahu: Israelis Must Be 'Ready For A Prolonged Campaign' In Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel must be ready for a "prolonged" military operation in the Gaza Strip and will "act aggressively and responsibly" until the mission is completed.

Netanyahu said Israel will "not end the operation without neutralizing the tunnels whose only purpose is" to kill civilians.

"We need to be ready for a prolonged campaign," he said. "We will continue to act aggressively and responsibly until the mission is completed to protect our citizens, soldiers and children."

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"....responsibly", MY ASTROLABE!!!

And Netanyahu knows well enough that the tunnels are about getting goods into Gaza which the Israeli government forbids Gazan Palestinians from having.

Missile equipment and munitions have been strictly forbidden from entering into Gaza as declared in the Defense Export Control Order of 2008. Controlled Dual Use Items: Fertilizers or any mixture containing choleric potassium with concentrations greater than 5%. Fibers or textiles containing carbon (carbon fibers or graphite fibers), including: a. Chopped carbon fibers. b. Carbon roving. c. Carbon strand. d. Carbon fabric tape. Glass fiber-based raw materials, including: a. Chopped glass fibers. b. Glass roving c. Glass strand. d. Glass fabric tape. e. S-glass. f. E-glass. Vessels. Fibers or fabrics featuring polyethylene, also known as Dyneema. Retro detection devices. Gas tanks. Drilling equipment. Equipment for the production of water from drillings. Vinyl esther resins. Epoxy resins. Hardeners for epoxy resins featuring chemical groups of durable or reliable types, including: a. DETA – diethylenetriamine. b. TETA – thiethylenetramine. c. AEP – aminoethylpiperazine. d. E-100-ethyleneamine. e. Jeffamine T-403. f. Catalyst 4,5,6,22,23,105, 140, 145,150,179,190,240.g. D.E.H 20,24,25,26,29,52,58,80,81,82,83,84,85,87. h. XZ 92740.00 Vinyl esther accelerants, including: a. DMA-dimethylaniline. b. Cobalt octoate. c. MEKP – methylethyl keyone peroxide. d. AAP – acetyl acetone peroxide. e. CuHP – cumene hydroperoxide. M or H type HTPB, hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene. Water disinfection materials – solutions with a concentration of over 11%. TDI - Toluene diisocyanate. Dual Use Items for Projects (that may be imported into Gaza by NGOs such as UNRWA) Portland cement (bulk or bags or drums). Natural aggregates, quarry aggregates and all foundation materials. Prepared concrete. Concrete elements and/or precast and/or tensed concrete. Steel elements and/construction products. Concrete for foundations and pillars of any diameter (including welded steel mesh). Steel cables of any thickness. Forms for construction elements of plastic or galvanized steel. Industrial forms for concrete pouring. Beams from composite materials or plastic with a panel thickness of 4mm and thicker. Thermal insulation materials and/or products excluding roof tiles, plaster/mortar glue, mosaic tiles, building stone/coating stone/exterior stone. Concrete blocks, silicate, Ytong or equivalent (of any thickness). Building sealing materials or products which include Epoxy or polyurethane. Asphalt and its components (bitumen, emulsion) in bulk or in packages of any sort. Steel elements and/or steel working products for construction. Elements and/or products for channeling and drainage from precast concrete with diameters of over 1 meter. Trailers and/or shipping containers. Vehicles except for personal vehicles (not including 4X4 vehicles), including construction vehicles.

Jul 28 11:46

Israel army warns Palestinians around Gaza City to flee

The Israeli army on Monday sent messages to thousands of Palestinians living near Gaza City to flee shortly after a mortar shell killed at least four people in Israel.

“A short while ago, phonecalls were made and text messages were sent out to the civilian population of Shejaiya, Zeitun and eastern Jabaliya calling them to evacuate immediately towards central Gaza City,” a statement from the army said, referring to three areas to the north, south and east of Gaza City.

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Oh, REALLY?!?

Because I just saw an image of a massive bomb attack on Gaza City; was this the IDF's intent, bombing innocent men, women and children they had ordered, through instructions from these phone calls and texts to be there, to have them massed there, just at the time this bombardment started?!?

The Israeli leadership, and IDF leadership, have the morals of a trout!

No, wait a minute: that's a bloody insult to the trout!!

Jul 28 11:43

EVERY NUMBER HAS A NAME IN GAZA

Not just numbers: online memorial publishes names, faces of Palestinians killed in Gaza

Jul 28 11:01

Confronting Sen Chris Murphy on Gaza

Jul 28 11:00

Former Senator Murphy Supporters Angrily Break with Him over Gaza

Jul 28 10:55

Israel: "USA did a Strategic Strike on us"

"The Strategic Terror Attack of Kerry" announced the absurd headline of Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the most serious in the country and widely considered to be the unofficial voice of the Shin Beth secret police, on July 28, 2014.

The newspaper was referring to the attempt of the U.S. Secretary of State to achieve a ceasefire between Gaza and Israel with the help of Turkey and Qatar.

Jul 28 10:52

THE FIRST WORDS OF A 2 YEAR OLD CHILD IN GAZA

My little sister -2 years old- knows how to say “Dababa” which means military tank, and F16 fighter jet as well.

There is no Eid in Gaza, streets are still full of blood and it smells death in every corner.

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Jul 28 10:51

PHOTOS OF ‘DIE-IN’ AND MARCH FOR GAZA IN NEW YORK

The demonstrators made a short tour of financial institutions in midtown Manhattan that are supporting Israeli policies financially and aiding in colonization. The demonstrators stopped at 2 banks and walked through the diamond district where many were glad to have a heavy police escort since the business owners appeared to become
agitated and threatening. In front of one of the banks 6 people performed an act of civil disobedience by having a die-in after spraying the bank and street with fake blood. Using passive resistance, the police were forced to lift and carry them to the police van to arrest them.

Jul 28 10:42

Merciless Israeli mobs are hunting Palestinians

All eyes are on Gaza, where the death toll from Israel’s merciless bombing campaign has topped 1,000.

But back in Jerusalem, where sixteen-year-old Muhammad Abu Khudair was burned alive by Jewish vigilantes in a “revenge killing” incited by Israeli politicians early this month, right-wing lynch mobs continue to roam the streets in search of Arabs to attack.

Their most recent victims are twenty-year-old Palestinians Amir Shwiki and Samer Mahfouz from the Beit Hannina neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem. The pair were severely beaten into unconsciousness on Friday night by Israeli youths armed with iron bars and baseball bats.

Jul 28 10:42

'Freedom Flotilla II' set to sail for Gaza from Turkey

Media report says activists – the same behind 2010’s ‘Mavi Marmara’ – scheduled to take off with Turkish military protection.

Jul 28 10:38

Israel Cancels Ceasefire Early, Resumes Pounding Gaza: 1,139 Killed

Last night’s Israeli announcement of a 24-hour extension of the “humanitarian ceasefire” on the Gaza Strip didn’t last very long at all, before Israel claimed Hamas was violating what they themselves referred to as a “unilateral” pause, and renewed full-scale bombing of civilian areas of Gaza.

Jul 28 10:36

IDF Says it Was Not Responsible for UNRWA School Deaths

IDF confirms firing a mortar round into UNRWA school in Gaza, but says the school was empty at the time.

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There is no way the IDF could know that for a fact when the artillery barrage started. This is just another lie from the "by way of deception" gang!

Jul 28 10:25

Israel confirms mortar strike on UN school in Gaza, denies casualties

Israel has confirmed that it unintentionally hit a UN school in Gaza last week, but denies reports that anyone was killed in the incident, claiming the courtyard area was empty when the strike took place. Palestinian officials say 16 people were killed.

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The United Nations gave Israel exact GPS coordinates for every one of their facilities, so there is no "unintentional" here. Modern artillery is equipped with aiming computers and GPS, so they know exactly where they are firing from and where exactly the shell will hit.

Jul 28 09:53

Gaza Bloodbath

Seldom have I seen a more sickening atrocity picture. Send it to all your friends with a simple message attached:

JEWS ARE DOING THIS, AND THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT GIVES ITS FULL SUPPORT TO THESE SADISTIC CHILD KILLERS.

According to the Jew-controlled American mass media, it is the child-killing Israelis who deserve our deepest love and sympathy in the ongoing Gaza bloodbath.

As for the hundreds of dead Palestinian children, their heads blown off and lying in mangled heaps of blood-sodden bone on their mothers’ equally shattered bodies, we must rejoice in the death of these evil “terrorists”.

No, I do not exaggerate. If you think I am lying, listen to this sickening 11-minute video on Fox News.

Jul 28 09:50

THE LATEST GAZA SPOOFS

Jul 28 09:46

How Israel kill the babies in Gaza

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Everyone needs to email these gruesome videos and photos to every member of Congress who voted to support Israel's aggression against Gaza (which is ALL of them) and include that this video or image will be your deciding factor in the next election. Congress needs to be taught that there is a price to pay for selling out the nation to Israel.

Jul 28 09:27

Israel, not Hamas, orchestrated the latest conflict in Gaza

In the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, the dominant discourse is that the Palestinian militants provoked the hostilities — while Israel, as President Barack Obama affirmed last week, is acting in legitimate self-defense. Many have attempted to problematize this narrative, for instance by arguing that Israel, as an occupying power, does not have a legitimate legal or moral claim to self-defense. Others have argued that rockets fired by Hamas do not constitute an existential crisis for Israel or its citizens and certainly did not warrant the killing of more than 500 Palestinians, mostly civilians, including women and children.

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Jul 28 08:54

Mounting Civilian Casualties an 'Image Problem' for Israel

Corporate media, Former Secretary of State Albright worry about mounting deaths posing image problem for Israel.

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Note that they are totally unconcerned about the actual deaths, only that they are causing an image problem for Israel!

Jul 28 08:47

Rolling coverage of current situation in Gaza (01:30 GMT) (P.1)

Jul 28 08:47

Rolling coverage of current situation in Gaza (01:30 GMT) (P.2)

Jul 28 08:43

FLASHBACK 2013 - Palestinian Children Tortured, Used As Shields By Israel, UN Says

A United Nations human rights body accused Israeli forces on Thursday of mistreating Palestinian children, including by torturing those in custody and using others as human shields.

Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, captured by Israel in the 1967 war, are routinely denied registration of their birth and access to health care, decent schools and clean water, the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child said.

"Palestinian children arrested by (Israeli) military and police are systematically subject to degrading treatment, and often to acts of torture, are interrogated in Hebrew, a language they did not understand, and sign confessions in Hebrew in order to be released," it said in a report.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry said it had responded to a report by the U.N. children's agency UNICEF in March on ill-treatment of Palestinian minors and questioned whether the U.N. committee's investigation covered new ground.

Jul 28 08:41

Photos: Iranians hold 'Quds Day' protest rally to condemn Israel's Gaza aggression

The protesters are chanting slogans, including 'Down with Israel', 'God Is Great' and 'Silence of Any Muslim Is Betrayal to Quran' in solidarity with the Palestinian people, voicing their anger at the policies of the Israeli regime for the unprecedented offense on the Gaza Strip over last 19 days resulting in over 800 dead and over 4700 injured.

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How DARE Iran protest us! ATTACK!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Jul 28 08:40

Fox’s Kurtz Amends Statement That ‘No Question’ Hamas Kidnapped Israeli Teens

Fox’s Media Buzz host Howard Kurtz definitively laid blame on Hamas Sunday morning for initiating the current hostilities with Israel, stating at the top of his show, “There is no question that Hamas started the latest round of mideast violence, first with the killing of three Israeli teenagers, and then by firing rockets indiscriminately at the Jewish state.”

BuzzFeed’s Dorsey Shaw noticed the line right away, and thought it fishy, as word emerged Friday that the kidnappings were likely the work of a lone cell — “Hamas-affiliated,” in the words of BBC’s Jon Donnison, “but not operating under leadership.”

Kurtz amended his statement later on Twitter: "My point on the three slain Israeli teenagers is that Hamas praised killings as a heroic act."

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No, they didn't Kurtz. Even when caught in a lie, you keep right on lying, like the good little presstitute you are!

Jul 28 08:26

So is that the new plan, Israel?

“You have to understand the culture in which we live,” said Kedar. “The only thing that deters [Hamas leaders] is a threat to the connection between their heads and their shoulders.” When presenter Yossi Hadar asked if that “could filter down” the organization’s ranks, Kedar replied: “No, because lower down the considerations are entirely different. Terrorists like those who kidnapped the children and killed them — the only thing that deters them is if they know that their sister or their mother will be raped in the event that they are caught. What can you do, that’s the culture in which we live.”

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I note that since the Israeli police have admitted that HAMAS had nothing to do with the kidnapping and killing of those three teenagers in the West Bank last month, that this "professor" has neither acknowledged the fact that Israel wrongfully attacked HAMAS, nor retracted his observation that raping the Palestinian women is the best way to tone down the situation.

Frankly I think an apology by Israel and full restitution for the damage they caused would be more appropriate.

Jul 28 08:23

Lieberman calls Gaza devastation a 'good thing'

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has said that the Israeli army will continue its military operations in the Gaza Strip after the end of the ceasefire, and described the images of devastation in Gaza as a "good thing".

Speaking to Yedioth Ahranoth newspaper, the far-right politician said that Israel must ensure the security of Israeli citizens, no matter how many hours and days it takes. "The truce will end at midnight and I have no doubt that the army will continue its operations with full force, and then we'll see results."

When asked about scenes of massive destruction that have been broadcast from the Gaza Strip, he said "our soldiers did a good job." The military, he added, has "full authority" to achieve the goals set by the Israeli cabinet.

Jul 28 07:54

Gaza War- Baby Killer Israeli Massacre in Gaza

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Send this to every congressman you know and remind them that THIS will be your deciding factor next election!

Jul 27 16:36

'Only stones remain': Gaza lies in ruins

Umm Ahmed Abu Sahwish holds stones in her hands. They are now all that's left of her demolished home. "My home is gone and only stones remain," the 65-year-old says.

Hundreds of homes here have been destroyed, and unexploded Israeli missiles litter the ground at the entrance to the town, at Gaza's northern tip near the border with Israel. The local hospital, emergency rescue equipment, and infrastructure have also incurred heavy damage from Israeli shelling.

Jul 27 15:39

Israel army on alert on Syria, Lebanon border

The Israeli army was placed on high alert along the border with Lebanon and in Syria's occupied Golan Heights, the Israeli Radio reported early Sunday.

Jul 27 10:05

FLASHBACK JANUARY - Abbas, Medvedev negotiating $1b. Gaza gas deal

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has embarked on a four-day visit to Moscow to secure a $1 billion deal with Russia to develop a natural gas field off the coast of the Gaza Strip.

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"That is MY gas! God gave it to ME! You are not allowed to sell it. I sell it. Me! Do you understand? Oh, look, three dead teenagers. WE CAN ATTACK GAZA!!!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Jul 27 10:02

Israel’s Slaughter, Based on a Lie

Sheera Frenkel has just tweeted an amazing, deeply troubling statement from Israeli official sources. To most of us here, this tweet will be nothing new. Journalists were reporting within a few days after the kidnapping of the three Israeli teenagers that the Netanyahu claim that Hamas was responsible was false. But now we have official confirmation that this claim was a lie.

Jul 27 10:01

HUMANITARIAN FUNERALS IN GAZA

The humanitarian cease-fire was meant, above all, to allow for the removal of bodies trapped under bombed homes in residential areas adjacent to the border with Israel. Around 150 bodies were extricated yesterday, bringing the number of Palestinians killed in the past two-plus weeks of fighting past the thousand mark. According to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, of the 928 fatalities who had been identified by name as of 10 A.M. yesterday, 764 were civilians, and they included 215 children and 118 women.

Jul 27 10:01

INFOGRAPHIC ~~ISRAEL/PALESTINE … WHO DUNNIT?

Infographic: Who violates ceasefires more, Israelis or Palestinians?

Jul 27 10:00

REMEMBERING LOVE IN TIME OF CRISIS

As the madness continues, we must remember those that opposed it before it even started. Juliano Mer-Khamis was one of those …. For him, for his mother, STOP THE MADNESS NOW!

Jul 27 09:54

Hamas not complicit in teens’ kidnap: Israeli police

The Israeli Police Foreign Press Spokesman, Micky Rosenfeld, appears to have falsified the Israeli government’s claim that Hamas was responsible for the killing of three Israeli settler teens in June, by saying responsibility lies with a lone cell that operated without the complicity of Hamas’ leadership.

The kidnapping and subsequent killing of three Israeli settler teens last month is considered to be a flashpoint for the escalated violence in Gaza -- that as of day 19 of the conflict has left 926 Palestinians, mostly civilians, dead.

At the time Israeli authorities placed the blame squarely on Hamas, with Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu saying "They were kidnapped and murdered in cold blood by animals in human form. Hamas is responsible and Hamas will pay."

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Let's review the timetable.

Last month, 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 declares HAMAS, the legally elected government of Gaza, responsible and launches 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 Palestinians, who have been attacked without provocation, fight 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 Palestine'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 Palestinians 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 Palestinians 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!


Jul 27 09:33

SEX AND THE SINGLE ISRAELI SOLDIER

A new Facebook page showcases a new way for Israeli women to support the troops — by stripping down practically to their birthday suit.

“Standing With the IDF” calls on Israel women to raise morale (so to speak) by uploading sexy pictures of the their bodies, upon which uplifting messages have been scrawled. The page’s intro is pretty self-explanatory: “You keep us safe from above, and we will watch you from below!”

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Jul 27 09:26

Hamas Agrees to Cease-Fire, But Rockets Keep Flying

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Hamas is “continuing all its operations” despite agreeing to a temporary cease-fire extension after it initially refused to do so. The continued hostilities call into question whether the latest cease-fire between Israeli forces and Hamas in the Gaza Strip will hold up.

“We’re faced with a very ruthless terrorist enemy,” Netanyahu told CNN on Sunday, accusing Hamas of hiding behind “civilians as human shields.”

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Rockets are flying, but nobody knows whose rockets they are? Splinter groups? Israeli agents provocateurs? Israel is only just now admitting that HAMAS had nothing to do with the killing of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank last month; the excuse Netanyahu used to initiate the current hostilities. And contrary to Israel describing HAMAS as a "terrorist organization", you need to recall that HAMAS won the elections in 2006 and is the legally elected government of Gaza. Only a few months ago, HAMAS and FATAH agreed to form a Unity government for all of Palestine which Netanyahu public vowed he intended to destroy, with the current military operation clearly the result of that promise.

Israel is making a lot of wild claims right now, trying to gain at least an illusion of moral equivalency, now that they have clearly lost the moral high ground. Hence we get claims (b=but no proof) that HAMAS is hiding rockets in the bombed-out United Nations schools, the hospitals, police station, water plant, power station, and sewage treatment plant. Does Netanyahu really expect us to believe HAMAS is hiding rockets in tanks full of human waste?

Remember the motto of the Mossad, "By way of deception thou shalt do war." Lies and propaganda are an essential part of Israel's conduct. It is now widely reported that Israel uses some of that money they get from the US taxpayers to pay and give scholarships to Jewish students in exchange for them posting pro-Israel propaganda to social media. Even with their paid Hasbara, online opinion is running twenty to one against Israel, so much so that in France (which drew global condemnation for banning pro-Palestinian demonstrations, but not pro-Israel ones) ISPs are now deleting every post or comment critical of Israel or sympathetic to the Palestinians. So obvious and heavy-handed has this censorship and propaganda become that it has called attention to itself. The public now KNOWS this is being done, which negates its ability to influence public opinion. Indeed the public reaction to this blatant attack on freedom of speech, coupled with the shameless bowing of elected leaders towards Tel Aviv (as evidence by the entire US Congress unanimously voting their support for Israel's attack on Gaza) has awakened the world to the fact that it is not a wild-eyed, tin-foil-hat kooky conspiracy theory that Israel has subverted most western governments and has control of the corporate media.

Jul 27 09:02

The pathetic state of infrastructure in America

Drive on a public highway in any major city: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles. It’s a disaster. Potholes so big you worry about breaking an axle. And you should. In New York State, for example, a recent study estimated that bad roads and bridges cost motorists $20.3 billion in repairs annually.

Cracked concrete and asphalt everywhere. Missing guardrails, stolen signs, and everywhere you turn, garbage. Graffiti and vandalism take a toll but mostly it’s all just old. Old, rusted, worn out, years of “deferred maintenance” — as in none at all.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Your tax dollars go to build and maintain modern highways in Israel ... but not here. After Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, etc. et. al. toss out there puppet rulers, maybe it is time for Americans to toss out theirs!

Jul 27 08:55

In Photos: Worldwide protest against Israeli attack on Gaza (Updated)

Jul 27 08:29

The Slaughter of the Innocents

"Leave or Die" is the message, yet there is no where to leave "to".

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Israel has clearly lost the public-relations war. The flood of pro-Israel propaganda into social media is being ignored as the public comes to understand that Israel's government pays and gives scholarships to Jewish students to post propaganda. What, of what, will Israel try to do next to regain the initiative?

Jul 27 08:24

Israel Provoked This WarIt’s up to President Obama to stop it.

srael’s assault on Gaza, as pointed out by analyst Nathan Thrall in the New York Times, was not triggered by Hamas’ rockets directed at Israel but by Israel’s determination to bring down the Palestinian unity government that was formed in early June, even though that government was committed to honoring all of the conditions imposed by the international community for recognition of its legitimacy.

Jul 27 08:22

Jews Are Most-Loved Religious Group in America

The study shows that Evangelicals admire Jews and rate them highly, but this is far from being mutual, Jews, so it seems, do not love Evangelists at all. In fact they rate them as low as Muslims.

The study examined the popularity of different ‘religious groups’, however I ask myself whether the same results were repeated if the study was set to verify the popularity of the ‘Jewish people’?

Jul 27 08:16

High-Level American Intelligence and Counterterror Officials: Islamic Terror Is Motivated by U.S. Support for Tyrants in the Middle East and U.S. Support for Israel

“Only a Fool Wouldn’t Know that Our Relationship with Israel Causes Us War with Muslims”

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Gee, ya think?

Jul 27 08:14

In Tel Aviv, thousands protest against the Gaza operation

Some 7,000 protesters were estimated to attended in the biggest protest against the operation thus far, alongside a small protest in support of the IDF.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is in Tel Aviv. And it is important to keep pointing out that the majority of people in Israel do not agree with or support what Israel's government is doing, just as the majority of Americans do not agree with or support what Washington DC is doing.

All the people of the world face the same enemy; national governments gone rogue and playing their imperial games with our lives and money, but without our permission or agreement.

Jul 27 08:08

Hundreds protest on King Street during Gaza demo

The police were out in force in the city centre today as hundreds of Gaza protesters clashed with campaigners carrying Israeli flags.

Tactical Aid Units were called in as Palestinian flag and banner bearers tried to boycott city centre shops they claimed are linked to the Israeli campaign against Hamas in Gaza.

Speakers in the Palestinian camp spoke out against the bombing of Gaza, hailed the protest as peaceful and not racist, and appealed to participants not to engage with any objectors.

Even child speakers were handed the loud speaker to appeal for peace.

Jul 27 08:06

"Anti-semitic, its a trick we always use it"

Jul 27 08:04

Influence of Israeli lobby in West (P.1)

Jul 27 08:04

Influence of Israeli lobby in West (P.2)

Jul 27 07:13

Kerry's cease-fire draft revealed: U.S. plan would let Hamas keep its rockets

Haaretz obtains U.S. proposal for weeklong cease-fire which Israel's cabinet rejected; Kerry did not recognize Israel's demand to continue working against the tunnels and presented Hamas as equal to Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel's idea of a cease fire (routed through Egypt to make it appear to come from an "impartial" third part) was to give Israel everything it wanted (HAMAS weapons) and nothing that HAMAS wanted (open borders, use of their own sea port, access to their own fishing grounds and natural gas fields). Kerry's plan was a straightforward cease fire with no conditions, to give Israel and HAMAS time to work out a more complete deal. But Israel's attitude is and always has been, "You give us what we want now, and maybe later we will do something nice for you ... which never happens. So now Israel will scream that the United States is failing Israel because the US is not enforcing the "Israel way" on the cease fire.

Jul 27 07:10

Pepper Sprayed & Pursued in North Tel Aviv

It happened after the demonstration -the biggest in Tel Aviv against the war yet, estimates of over 6,000 demonstrators- had mostly dispersed. The now-familiar group of right-wing demonstrators had worked themselves up into a frenzy throughout the speeches by left-wing Knesset Members and bereaved parents and chants to end the war, end the siege, end the occupation, end the violence. They were screaming: “Traitors!” “Death to Arabs and Leftists!” “You all get fucked in the ass!” The usual. The two demonstrations had been tightly cordoned off by the police, though. And then, after.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A reminder that even the people of Israel do not agree with what Israel is doing in Gaza!

Jul 27 06:42

Survivors of massacre in Khuza’a say Israeli forces used Palestinians as human shields

Ayman Abu Toaimah, 32, a resident of Khuza’a recalls, “As Israeli invading troops advanced to the village they besieged it and used residents as human shields. When the Israeli army arrested people and then released some of them, they were told they are free to go back to the village, but as they were fleeing they came under fire and some of them shot dead. These people were used as human shields.”

Abu Saleem, 56, a resident of Khuza’a echoed Abu Toaimah, “Israelis claim that Hamas is using us as human shields– how? This is a lie, we do not see fighters in the streets. It’s them, the Israelis who used us as human shields in Khuza’a and Shuja’iyeh. They turned our houses into military posts, terrified residents in the houses. They attacked innocent civilians with their bombs, and missiles, they attacked chicken farms, they burned our crops, they have no mercy.”

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This is not the first time the Israelis have been caught using Palestinians as human shields.

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Jul 26 19:14

Online anti-Semitism runs rampant in France

Since start of Israeli operation in Gaza, website moderators have been forced to censor 95% of comments made by French users.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This tells us two things. First, public sentiment is running twenty to one against Israel. Two, Israel's supporters are openly suppressing freedom of speech.

Jul 26 14:17

Israel-Gaza conflict: Netanyahu says Hamas using rising death toll to make Israel look bad

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dismissed criticism of spiralling Palestinian civilian fatalities in Gaza, saying Israel tries to avoid them but that Hamas seeks to use “telegenically dead Palestinians” for its cause.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel hardly needs Palestine's help to look bad, and with the Israeli police in the West Bank now confirming that HAMAS had nothing to do with those three Israeli teenagers killed last month which Netanyahu used as his justification to attack HAMAS, Netanyahu's propaganda has clearly jumped the shark! I don't think Netanyahu is thinking clearly because people are going to be asking if HAMAS wants dead bodies to make Israel look bad, why does Israel go on giving HAMAS more dead bodies?

Jul 26 11:22

WHO AND WHY I AM WHO I AM

I went rambling through the archives on this Blog today and wanted to give you all a pretty good picture of who I am …. So be sure to click on all of the links and then you might have a better understanding of WHO AND WHY I AM WHO I AM.

Jul 26 10:49

Please save us from Israeli monster: Palestine Kid

A Palestinian child in Gaza pleads for international help amid the Israeli regime’s brutal attacks in the impoverished region.

On Thursday, as a Press TV correspondent was giving a live update of the Gaza situation on the ground, a Palestinian child came over and pleaded for international help to stop the Israeli regime’s massacre of Gazans.

“We, the children of Gaza, have never seen [the] dream land even in our dreams. We only have nightmares of massive destruction and of a bleak future. Please help us, save us from the Israeli monster, thank you”, pleaded the child in a tragic, trembling tone.

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Jul 26 10:43

Israel's rank and rotten fruit is being called fascism

As I write, after just over a week of this invasion, the death toll of Palestinians is climbing towards 1000. Most are civilians, many are children. Assaulting Gaza by land, air and sea, Israel has destroyed homes and reduced entire city blocks to rubble. It has attacked schools, mosques and hospitals. Tens of thousands of people have fled, although there is nowhere safe for them to go in this wretched strip of land just 40 kilometres long and about 10 kilometres wide. There are desperate shortages of food and water, of medical and surgical supplies.

In an open letter to US President Barack Obama, Dr Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian surgeon working at Gaza's al-Shifa hospital, writes of "the incomprehensible chaos of bodies, sizes, limbs, walking, not walking, breathing, not breathing, bleeding, not bleeding humans. Humans!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama, of course, has no time for suffering Palestinians or for that matter suffering Americans. He is too busy spending your tax dollars on those 5 million instant Democratic voters coming across the border from Mexico!

Jul 26 10:41

HUGE EXPLOSION Hits GAZA City - Raw Footage

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"This is what happens when HAMAS kidnaps and kills three Israeli teenagers, and, well ... yeah, HAMAS didn't actually do that as it turns out, but this is what happens when HAMAS was maybe thinking about considering a plan to scheme about a plot to kidnap and kill three Israel teenagers!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Jul 26 10:36

FLASHBACK - Israel and 9/11

This page is an index of articles relating to Israel and 9/11

Jul 26 10:21

A refreshingly open call for ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from an Israeli deputy speaker

I’ve always said that I like my ethnic cleansers like my men: honest, direct, and with a plan. Sadly, like good men, honest and open ethnic cleansers are few and far between. As the Israeli government, and those who blindly defend it, claim that the attacks in Gaza are for self-defense, and self-defense alone, one man has the courage to admit that the real goal is to rid the area of Palestinians and populate it with Jews. And that man is Moshe Feiglin, Deputy speaker and member of Knesset (Israel’s parliament).

Feiglin wrote an op-ed on Tuesday in which he revealed his hopes and dreams for the future of Israel and the demise of Palestinians in Gaza. The headline is “My Outline for a Solution in Gaza.” And the subheadline reads “Clear and concise, the steps towards achieving quiet in Gaza.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Feiglin should have named the op-ed "My Outline for a FINAL Solution in Gaza".

That would really have had the right ring to it, don't you think?!? Because Feiglin wants to have done to Gazan Palestinians precisely the same thing Hitler did to Jews, Gypsies, and other minority groups he did not much like.

That the children, and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors would even be thinking that this would be acceptable to do, just chills me to the core of my being.

Jul 26 10:20

Five Israeli Talking Points on Gaza—Debunked

Israel has killed almost 800 Palestinians in the past twenty-one days in the Gaza Strip alone; its onslaught continues. The UN estimates that more than 74 percent of those killed are civilians. That is to be expected in a population of 1.8 million where the number of Hamas members is approximately 15,000. Israel does not deny that it killed those Palestinians using modern aerial technology and precise weaponry courtesy of the world's only superpower. In fact, it does not even deny that they are civilians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If HAMAS wants dead people to make Israel look bad ... why is Israel giving HAMAS what they want?

Jul 26 10:00

1,000 Americans Are Serving in the Israeli Army and They Aren’t Alone

The death of two Americans serving in Israel’s military in this weekend’s fighting with Hamas in Gaza is not the first time Americans have died while serving in foreign militaries.

Max Steinberg, 24, of California, and Nissim Sean Carmeli, 21, of Texas, were serving in the Israeli army when they died along with 11 other Israeli soldiers over the weekend. At least 60 Palestinians were also killed.

“All of them have joint citizenship,” Maya Kadosh, Israel’s Houston-based deputy consul to the Southwest United States, told The New York Times. “They are very proud. They are not less American when they serve in the army. They are more American. They feel they protect the values of the place they came from, and they also protect the values of the state of Israel.”

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Jul 26 09:57

UN: Israel Never Informed Us of Plans to Attack Gaza School

Israel’s narrative on yesterday’s attack on a UN school full of refugees in the Gaza town of Beit Hanoun has revised again today, with Israel now claiming they informed the UN of the plan to attack the school hours in advance, and told them to remove the refugees before then.

The UN is disputing that, saying that no warning at all was given, and further complaining that when experts visited the site today to inspect the damage, they too were attacked.

The claim of a warning is puzzling, because for hours the Israeli military denied having attacked the school at all, speculating that Hamas had somehow one it themselves. The story just kept changing.

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"You see, if we had warned the UN about our intentions, we NEVER could have possibly killed and injured as many innocent Gazan civilians as we did!" - Official IDF Spokes-souse.

Jul 26 09:30

Over 1,000 dead in Gaza after Israel's op, calls for ceasefire to be extended

Over 1,000 Palestinians have been killed since Israel started its military operation in Gaza, officials said. As the 12-hour ceasefire approaches its end and body recovery continues in the Strip, world leaders are calling for an extension to the truce.

Jul 26 09:08

Air Canada Flight AC84 Aborts Landing at Ben Gurion Airport

An Israel-bound Air Canada passenger jet was forced to abort its landing after Hamas fired rockets at an airport on Friday. The Boeing 767 was just five miles from Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport when it was advised by air traffic control to keep flying "until airspace conditions could be confirmed as safe for landing," Air Canada spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur told NBC News. After altering course, Flight AC84 landed 10 minutes later at 12:07 p.m. local time (5:07 a.m. ET). The jet originated at Toronto's Pearson airport.

Jul 26 09:07

Nasrallah: Israel on a path towards "suicide" in Gaza

Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah Friday vowed "all means of support" to the Palestinian resistance in its battle with Israel, saying the latter had failed miserably in the 18-day conflict in Gaza.

Nasrallah, in a rare public appearance in Al-Suhadaa Complex in Beirut’s southern suburbs, also spoke out against recent developments in Iraq and the establishment of the so-called Islamic caliphate by ISIS, saying: "Our duty as Muslims today is to condemn what Christians and Muslims are facing in Iraq."

Speaking on Jerusalem Day, Nasrallah warned Israel against expanding its offensive in Gaza, saying the resistance in the enclave had already won the fighting.

Jul 26 09:07

Massacre In Gaza Protest ~ Auckland New Zealand 26 7 2014

Jul 26 08:57

Gaza death toll rises over 1,000 as bodies are recovered

The toll in Gaza rose above 1,000 dead on Saturday as more than 1,000 bodies were pulled from the rubble of homes throughout the coastal enclave during a truce, medics said.

The grim milestone came on the 19th day of a conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement, during a 12-hour truce that allowed Gaza residents to pick through the ruins of their homes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only thing that will get the Israeli government to stop this genocide is for everyone doing business with Israel is to stop, immediately, until a permanent cease-fire is in place.

Otherwise, this slaughter will continue until Israel has killed every Palestinian Gazan they think they can get away with killing.

Jul 26 08:18

Rolling coverage of current situation in Gaza - 07:30 GMT (P.1)

Jul 26 08:18

Rolling coverage of current situation in Gaza - 07:30 GMT (P.2)

Jul 26 08:13

Palestinians pull 85 bodies from under Gaza rubble

An Israeli air strike in southern Gaza hours before a humanitarian truce was declared killed 20 people, including 11 children, most of them from a single family, medics said.

Separately, the bodies of at least another 85 Palestinians were recovered from rubble across Gaza on Saturday, raising the overall Palestinian death toll in the 19-day Israeli terror campaign to 985, the overwhelming majority of them civilians.

“Ambulance crews have recovered the bodies of 85 martyrs under destroyed houses, including children and women, across the Gaza Strip, bringing the total number of martyrs to 985 as a result of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip,” Emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra wrote on Twitter.

Meanwhile, the Israeli army said two more occupation soldiers had been killed, taking its toll to 37.

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Jul 26 08:12

PLO official Hanan Ashrawi: Israel’s assault on Gaza is ‘state terrorism’ and should be referred to the International Criminal Court

Israel’s assault on Gaza constitutes “state terrorism” and the state should be referred to the International Criminal Court, the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Hanan Ashrawi charged in an interview Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"God ways Israel is above the laws of men. You don;t want to go against God, do you? Huh? Do you? DO YOU?!?" -- Nodding Yahoo

Jul 26 08:00

Al Franken vs. BDS

“SNL” funnyman-turned-U.S. senator Al Franken apparently doesn’t think that the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement is a laughing matter.

JTA’s Ron Kampeas spoke with several attendees at a meeting between Jewish leaders and Democratic senators, and was told that Franken offered to use his unique skill set to take on the BDS movement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I always wondered why a guy who was simply not that funny got onto Saturday Night Live, then the US Congress. He had to kiss someone's butt, and know we know whose.

Jul 26 07:58

Shaja'iya destroyed. Pulverized into rubble. See all 81 pictures of Israel's horrific war crimes on #Gaza

Jul 26 07:55

Israeli sniper killing wounded civilian

UPDATED 22/7/14: The young man who was murdered in Shajiya after being wounded by an Israeli sniper, has been confirmed as Salem Khalil Salem Shammaly, 23-years-old, resident of Shajiya (http://palsolidarity.org/2014/07/woun...).

20/7/14: International and Palestinian volunteers accompanied Civil Defense and other rescue crews, as well as family members, into Shajiya, in an attempt to locate survivors of overnight and ongoing shelling by the Israeli army. A young Palestinian man, in a green t-shirt, who hoped to reach his family's home, was shot by an Israeli soldier while crossing an alley between buildings. Two additional rounds struck him as he lay injured on the ground.

Jul 26 07:48

It Turns Out Hamas Didn’t Kidnap and Kill the 3 Israeli Teens After All

After Israel's top leadership exhaustively blamed Hamas for kidnap of 3 teens, they've now admitted killers were acting as "lone cell."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From my post on July 1, 2014:

"First off, HAMAS has in fact denied any connection to the three teens, which makes sense when you think about it. After all, HAMAS and FATAH need world support for their new unity government. A stunt like kidnapping and killing three teenagers destroys the very public support the unity government needs. This is clearly something HAMAS is not going to do, but of course is perfect for Israel to do and then frame HAMAS as part of Netanyahu's promise to wreck the unity government."

So Israel attacked HAMAS without provocation and now even Israel is admitting they attacked HAMAS without provocation, but will continue the bombardment after the current cease-fire ends claiming a right to self-defense because HAMAS dared fight back when attacked without provocation.

And Israel wonders why all those Jewish students paid to post pro-Israel propaganda on social media have failed to build support for Israel's actions!

Jul 25 15:29

If Americans Knew What Was Happening In Israel …

If my fellow Americans understood the history of Israel and Palestine, their views would change overnight … and they would demand that Israel no longer be given unconditional support and blank checks to do whatever they want:

Jul 25 14:46

Horrifying details continue to emerge of massacre in Khuza’a

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Look carefully at the wreckage. See any rockets or rocket launchers? Because that's Israel's excuse for targeting civilians, hospitals, and schools; that HAMAS is hiding rockets and rocket launchers in them.

To find a lie look for what should be there and isn't and what isn't there in this video and the hundreds just like it are the remains of rockets and rocket launchers!

Jul 25 14:17

Israel calls Brazil a ‘diplomatic dwarf’ – and then brings up World Cup humiliation

In a statement on Wednesday, Brazil condemned what it said was a "disproportionate use of force" by Israel in its Gaza Strip offensive by pulling out its ambassador from Tel Aviv for "consultation." The country is the second country to recall its ambassador from Israel; Ecuador did so earlier in the week.

At first, the official reaction from Israel appeared sanguine. "Brazil is a friend, but we think its position is not balanced," Israel's general consul in São Paulo, Yoel Barnea, said according to the Wall Street Journal, adding that Israel should have a right to defend itself from the thousands of missiles being fired at it by Hamas and other Palestinian groups.

Jul 25 13:33

Suspected Hamas militants rounded up chain gang-style by Israeli soldiers during Gaza offensive

Chained together in two lines, they raise their hands to their heads under the watchful eyes of armed soldiers.

These photos show suspected Hamas militants who have been rounded up chain-gang style by Israeli soldiers during the Israel-Gaza conflict.

The alleged rebels were captured after the Army entered the Gaza strip in a bid to put an end to deadly Hamas rocket attacks.

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And with these photos, Israel is now in violation of Article 13 of the Third Geneva Convention, which prohibits use and distribution of images of PoWs and calls for their protection against "insults and public curiosity".

Jul 25 12:49

Israel Losing Support from Its Biggest Ally: American Evangelical Christians

We documented yesterday that the biggest supporters of Israel are American evangelical Christians … Protestants or – to a lesser extent – Catholics.

But that support base is slipping …

Jul 25 12:20

Israel's security cabinet rejects cease-fire proposal

Israel's Security Cabinet unanimously rejected a cease-fire proposal Friday that called for a week-long truce in the deadly conflict.

The proposal by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called for a temporary pause in fighting to allow Israelis and Palestinians to broker a broader deal. Israeli TV reported the deal was rejected mainly because Israel would have to cut short its effort at destroying Hamas tunnels.

Jul 25 10:04

Turkish Prime Minister: Israel Has ‘Surpassed What Hitler Did To Them’

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an ridiculed Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza, accusing the Israeli government of “barbarism that surpasses Hitler.”

Speaking at a political re-election rally in the Turkish city of Ordu, Turkey’s prime minister said that Israel has “surpassed what Hitler did to them” and declared the country a “terrorist state.”

“[Israelis] have no conscience, no honor, no pride. Those who condemn Hitler day and night have surpassed Hitler in barbarism,” said Erdo?an. He accused Israel of rejecting ceasefires that Hamas has proposed and “spitting death, spitting blood.”

Jul 25 10:03

Israeli Lawyer Doesn’t Deny Nuremberg Crimes on Palestinians

I spoke with the head military lawyer for the IDF, Joel Zinger. And I said … “It’s clear you people are inflicting Nuremberg crimes on the Palestinians. Exactly what the Nazis did to the Jews. What’s your explanation?”

He said: “Military necessity.”

Notice, he didn’t disagree with me.

I said: “That argument was rejected at Nuremberg when the lawyers for the Nazis made it.”

And then he said: “Well, we have public relations people in the United States … and they handle these matters for us.”

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And they are clearly doing a wonderful job! :)

Jul 25 10:01

National Demonstration: Stop the Massacre in Gaza 26 July London

STOP THE MASSACRE IN GAZA
DEMONSTRATE SATURDAY 26 JULY
ASSEMBLE 12 NOON ISRAELI EMBASSY
MARCH TO PARLIAMENT

Jul 25 09:19

‘SHOOTING’ AGAINST THE OCCUPATION

Anti-war demonstrations during wartime are not unusual in Israel. They rarely bring out more than a few hundred people, as did this one. It was an event that most Israeli news outlets deemed not important enough to cover, especially when Hamas’s rockets were flying all over the country. But Oren Ziv was there with his camera.

Jul 25 09:18

PHOTOS ~~ THOUSANDS PARICIPATE IN COALITION MARCH FOR PEACE IN NEW YORK

The demonstration and march, organized by a coalition of groups supporting justice in Palestine, began at Foley Sq. where the names of children murdered in Gaza were read. Some in the crowd of approximately 2,000 were weeping. Led by the Rude Mechanical Orchestra the mile and 1/2 march weaving west through the busy streets of lower Manhattan to the shore of the Hudson began. It was a noisy chanting group carrying Palestinian flags and signs demanding an end to the U.S. funding of Israel, an end to the occupation, and a cease to the slaughter by Israel in Gaza.

Jul 25 09:17

HOSTILITIES FROM BOTH SIDES MUST END NOW!

Today the war in Gaza enters its eighteenth day. The eighteenth letter in the Hebrew alphabet is CHAI ... meaning LIFE. NOW is the time to give it meaning!

Jul 25 09:12

Israel Sabotages Ceasefire

Golani is the best infantry brigade of the IDF. It was defeated by a Hamas regional battalion in the Battle of Shuja'iyya. I reviewed the battle in Hamas Battalion Held Ground against IDF Golani Brigade.

Golani was removed and replaced by reserve forces (Israel Transforms Tunnels into Gas Chambers).

The commander of the unit was wounded (Wounded Druze Colonel Runs to Gaza), three officers were killed, another ten soldiers were wounded.

Information on details of military operations is slow to reach civilian media. Today it was disclosed that Hamas also hit two battalion commanders, Shai Siman-Tov of Golani Battalion 12 and the commander of Golani Egoz; the name of the latter is classified.+.

In other words, with a much smaller force, Hamas wiped the command of an elite brigade of the IDF, forcing it to leave the battlefield. Israel took offence.

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Remember what I said about Gaza being like that narrow gap at Thermopylae? The confines take away the advantage of the Israeli's superior weapons.

Jul 25 07:44

MEGA PUKE LEVEL 9 BEX ALERT - Israel's Deadly Invasion of Gaza Is Morally Justified

For Israel, the first question seems easier to answer. Few would deny that, in principle, Israel’s war with Hamas is both just and necessary. Israel acts on the most clear justification possible: self-defense after days of restraint, warnings, and pleas—as rockets continued to land on its cities and later, as militants sprang from tunnels to kill its citizens. Ceasefires have been offered, but Hamas has rejected them. And whatever criticisms one may have of Israel’s failures to midwife an effective and peaceful alternative to Hamas (and I have many), these do not undermine the fundamental justice of this self-defense.

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Let's review the timetable.

Last month, 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 declares HAMAS, the legally elected government of Gaza, responsible and launches 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 Palestinians, who have been attacked without provocation, fight 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 Palestine'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 Palestinians 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 Palestinians 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!

Jul 25 07:41

Germany, France, Italy jointly condemn Gaza-related anti-Semitic acts

The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy condemned in a joint statement anti-Semitic acts arising out of the recent wave of anti-Israel demonstrations across Europe.

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Of course the protests are anti-Semitism, because common sense tells you that if anyone other than Israel was bombing Gaza back to the stone age, nobody would care, right? Right? Right? Right?

Jul 25 07:27

VIRTUAL 9-11: Will the US & Israel Hack The US Banking System Computers and Falsely Blame It On Iran (or Syria or Russia or China)?

So what it looks like is being planned, and pre-sold to the American people with all these stories about celebrities' personal information being hacked and made public (an activity that produces no profit for the hackers other than news headlines), and the "Syrian" (nudge nudge wink wink) hack of the AP Twitter feed that shocked the US stock market, is that the US Government will itself take down the US financial computers, and blame it on Iran /Russia/ China/Al Qaeda/Syria/Arabs and others to be named as convenient. This gets Wall Street and Washington DC off the hook, because now the financial melt-down is an act of war, rather than the result of decades of Wall Street crime and corruption and the predations of Private Central Banks. US banks have already been hit with cyber attacks, to set the stage.

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Reposted in light of yesterday's Drudge Report story that "Al Qaeda" is about to launch a cyber-terror attack on the US.

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Jul 25 07:00

Naama Abu Foul, 2 years old, can't open her eyes because of what the bombs did to her face.

Jul 25 06:41

US Stands Alone in Vote Against UN Inquiry Into Gaza Assault

Resolution passes, despite US opposition, as body approves official inquiry into "all violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law"

Jul 25 06:40

Israel, Hamas Weigh U.S.-Backed Temporary Truce

Israel and Hamas are considering a U.S.-backed proposal for a temporary cease-fire as the conflict in the Gaza Strip intensified and spurred major Palestinian protests in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.

Jul 25 06:31

A refreshingly open call for ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from an Israeli deputy speaker

Feiglin doesn’t mince his words. In fact, he puts his demands in bold, literally and metaphorically. And his seven lofty quiet-achieving goals are:

Ultimatum
Attack
Siege
Defense (because why not?)
Conquer
Elimination
Sovereignty

I particularly like points 5-7. Let’s take a look, shall we?

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Does anybody blame Palestinians for fighting to the death to keep whatever is left of 1948 Palestine before they're sent to the desert by Israel?

Jul 24 15:31

Palestine Railways, Battir Train Station

Jul 24 15:30

Palestine pre-1948, before Zionism/Israel

Jul 24 12:20

Netanyahu sourly irate over UN plan to investigate crimes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fumes over the UN Human Rights Council’s plan to strike up an investigation into Tel Aviv’s human rights violations in the Gaza Strip.

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Jul 24 12:19

Israel tanks, jets kill 788 Palestinians in Gaza

The number of Palestinians killed in 17 days of Israeli offensive in the besieged Gaza Strip has risen to 788.

Jul 24 12:17

Netanyahu: Gaza Operation to Continue 'At Full Strength'

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu opened a special cabinet meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem Thursday by vowing that the IDF's defensive operation in Gaza would continue "at full strength".

"The IDF has struck a significant blow to Hamas," the prime minister said, adding that "we will continue at full strength in both the air campaign and land campaign."

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"We will take Poland! We will crush Belgium! France will fall before our might!"

We have heard this all before.

Jul 24 11:16

FLASHBACK - An exodus which was merely a myth

Showing the foundations of the fort of the XVIIIth dynasty, the oldest ever found in this line of defense, known as the road of Horus, Mohamad Abdel-Maqsoud, the leader of excavations and the director of the central administration of Egyptian antiquities, said that it is testimony to the fierceness of the fighting. "It is here that was established the first large lock of the empire against the conquerors from the east, as the Hyksos," he says, whereas today the Suez Canal is only 5 km. But the basis for subsequent attacks in the Pharaonic empire in the direction of Palestine, with the establishment of a chain composed of a dozen strongholds until what is now known as the Gaza Strip.

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Israel gains a great deal of political advantage from the story of Exodus. But much of the Torah or Old Testament is simply stolen from other sources. The story of Noah and the Flood, for example, was copied from the Epic of Gilgamesh, as was the story of Job. It is important to recall that in those days there was no prohibition on copying. The physical book or scroll was the thing of value due to the labor intensive process of creating it, and copying/modifying other stories was accepted practice.

But according to modern archaeologists, including Egypt's Dr. Zahi Hawass, the story told of the flight of the Hebrews from Pharaoh actually happened to the Hyksos, who fled Egypt looting as they went which is why Pharaoh chased after them.

It is important to understand that rulers always lie, and the Israelites are no different.

See OF THE LIARS, BY THE LIARS, AND FOR THE LIARS

Jul 24 11:01

Jeremy Scahill On U.S. Media Coverage Of Israel-Gaza Conflict: 'We've Hit All-Time Lows'

Jeremy Scahill joined HuffPost Live on Wednesday to discuss his expose for the Intercept on the way the U.S. government handles its terrorist watchlist database. During the interview, host Alyona Minkovski asked the journalist about media coverage of the Israel-Gaza conflict, and Scahill had some strong opinions on the matter.

"We could say this every time I come on your show and talk to you: we've hit all-time lows with media coverage in this country," Scahill told Minkovski. "When you look at what's happening right now in Gaza, this is a massive massacre and one epic series of war crime after war crime, child after child being killed."

Scahill went on to say that "Israeli propagandists are largely given carte blanche to say what they want on American television with very little pushback."

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Jeremy, we have been pushing back on this for a LONG TIME here at WHATREALLYHAPPENED.COM

Jul 24 10:57

FLASHBACK 2013 - Zionists design myth of Jewish genome to usurp Palestine

They perpetrated the fraud solely to support the bogus biblical claim to Palestine which was anchored in their being a separate people. This distinguished them from all others because they claimed a land title in their blood. They bet the farm on this DNA proof of purchase, a God given bar coded passport to the Palestine. Dr. Ehaik just erased the bar code. It was just stamped on anyway, because it was never in the blood.

Why, why did they do it? The second half of the answer not revealed in his research was that you had a bunch of atheist, communist Jews shoot their way into taking over the Land with the sole moral cover that 'God gave it us only'.

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Israel has sold the lie that "Jewish" is an ethnic group in addition to being a religion. But the DNA tells another story, of dozens of other ethnic groups converting to Judaism and simply declaring they are a different and superior race to all others, with a mandate from the imaginary playmate in the sky that they are supposed to own all of Palestine (and anything else they can get their hands on).

Jul 24 10:54

Baby among nine dead as Israeli shell hits UN school in Gaza

At least nine people were killed, including a baby, when an Israeli shell slammed into a UN-run school in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, an AFP correspondent said.

Emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra put the toll as high as 15 dead and dozens injured, with more bodies and wounded expected to arrive at nearby hospitals.

It was the latest in a number of Israeli strikes on schools and hospitals in the embattled Palestinian territory, as the death toll from a 17-day operation to halt rocket fire by Gaza militants topped 770.

A spokesman for the UN’s Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA separately confirmed “multiple dead and injured” at the school in Beit Hanun, which was being used as a shelter by hundreds of Palestinians fleeing a major Israeli operation in the area.

“Precise coordinates of the UNRWA shelter in Beit Hanun had been formally given to the Israeli army,” Chris Gunness said on his Twitter account.

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To the Israeli government: stop this genocidal carnage, and right now!! You are behaving like the absolute, MORALLY LOWEST, scum of the earth, in targeting innocent women, children, and the medically frail.

And to UNRWA: NEVER, EVER GIVE PRECISE COORDINATES OF SHELTERS TO THE IDF AGAIN: THEY WILL USE IT TO BOMB THE CRAP OUT OF CIVILIANS THE NEXT TIME YOU DO.

Jul 24 10:45

Video: Protesters attack Israeli soccer team in Austria over Gaza

Protesters against Israel's military offensive in Gaza attacked Israeli soccer players at a friendly match in Austria last night, stopping play five minutes before the end.

Jul 24 10:45

The Long and Triumphant March of Jewish Gibberish

Our societies have swallowed every big lie that 'democratic' governments have foisted upon us over recent years. No matter how ridiculous or provably false, the lie is established as fact by media spokespersons and the process of mere repetition.

At the moment the ongoing slaughter in Gaza is defended and maintained primarily by the lie of 'equivalence'.

Jul 24 10:37

Israeli Cabinet Mulls Further Escalation: At Least 718 Gazans Killed

The death toll in Israel’s war on the Gaza Strip continues to rise, with at least 718 Gazans now reported slain, overwhelmingly civilians, and thousands wounded. The death toll on the Israeli side stands at 34, 32 of them soldiers, and one civilian from the Philippines.

Among the soaring number of Palestinian civilians, an estimated 24% are children under the age of 18, reflecting the growing tendency of attacks on civilian neighborhoods killing entire families.

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This genocidal carnage needs to be stopped; of course, with the US foreign policy enabling these practices, it is hard to imagine just how this is going to happen, in light of the fact that the Israeli government doesn't seem to give a rat's nether regions as to world opinion, which is hardening against this brutal killing of civilians quickly.

The only thing that might stop this is if all companies currently doing business with Israel pull their money out of Israeli banks, and refuse to to do business with Israeli companies at least until a cease-fire is declared.

Perhaps now is the perfect moment for the BDS movement to have its most practical effect possible, and push the Israelis to the bargaining table.

Jul 24 10:30

Fox Host Megyn Kelly Flubs Ukraine Flight Limits To Bash Obama Over Israel

Fox News host Megyn Kelly misinformed her audience by claiming that that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has not issued a travel ban over Ukraine, in order to bash President Obama over Israel. In fact, the FAA has banned commercial travel over Ukraine since April.

Jul 24 10:20

BREAKING NEWS FROM GAZA ~~ BEYOND HORRIBLE!

Gaza health ministry says Israeli shells killed at least 15 people and injured 200 in a UN-run school in Beit Hanoun.

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With the UN Human Rights Council voting to investigate Israel for war crimes (I'll bet you can guess the one nation that voted against) I predict that Israel will "accidentally" attack more UN facilities in Gaza.

Jul 24 10:19

THE WAR IS MAKING ‘CRIMINALS’ OF ALL OF US

Yesterday, I was part of a delegation of activists from Jewish Voice for Peace and Jews Say No! who took over the Friends of the IDF headquarters in New York. Until we were arrested, we read the names and ages of the dead and sang songs of mourning, often with our voices breaking and tears rolling down our faces. We stood there for an hour, reading the names steadily, and still did not read them all.

As I was taken out in handcuffs to face a sea of about 30 police officers, I asked a staff member of the Friends of the IDF standing nearby, “Did you hear the names we read? Did you see that we read them for an hour and didn’t reach the end? Is this what you support? Are these the Jewish values you grew up with?”

As Jews, so many of us have been brought up on stories of our families’ lives hanging in the balance based on the courage of someone who had the choice to speak up or remain silent.

Jul 24 10:18

PHOTO OF ONE OF THE SADDEST THINGS THE GOD OF ABRAHAM EVER WITNESSED

Astronaut sees rocket fire from space: ‘My saddest photo yet’

Image taken hundreds of miles from earth captures IDF strikes on Gaza, rockets launched from Strip fly over Israel.

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According to Gerst, the photo that was taken from more than 200 miles from earth documents Israel and Gaza during an evening of rocket attacks and aerial strikes. The dark part at the top of the picture is the Mediterranean Sea.

Jul 24 10:10

Israel Transforms Tunnels into Gas Chambers

Prime Minister Netanyahu, every year on Holocaust Day, your nation cries crocodile tears for the gas chambers used during WWII. Shoah, you call it, a Biblical calamity.+ Your use of improvised gas chambers not only revokes your right to do so, but also defines you and your army as war criminals. Your place is in a trial chamber in Nuremberg.

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Once again Israel commits the acts they claim the Nazis committed on them.

Jul 24 09:47

The Thirteenth Tribe

KHAZAR EMPIRE AND ITS HERITAGE
By Arthur Koestler

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A listener from yesterday's radio show asked for more information on the fact that the Ashkenazi Jews are not descendants from the Hebrews of the Bible but of Khazars who converted in 800AD. This is one of the works detailing this history of the origins of the European and Russian Jews.

Jul 24 09:42

‘Saddest photo yet’: Astronaut photographs Gaza offensive from space

A German astronaut managed to capture the Gaza war zone from space while aboard the International Space Station. He called it his “saddest photo yet.”

Alexander Gerst, a German flight engineer, geophysicist and volcanologist, spread the news with a short tweet on Wednesday, as the ISS was on a flyby over Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory. The image went viral.

Jul 24 09:32

AIPAC Is the Only Explanation for America's Morally Bankrupt Israel Policy

The official name for Israel's latest assault on Gaza is "Operation Protective Edge." A better name would be "Operation Déjà Vu." As it has on several prior occasions, Israel is using weapons provided by U.S. taxpayers to bombard the captive and impoverished Palestinians in Gaza, where the death toll now exceeds 500. As usual, the U.S. government is siding with Israel, even though most American leaders understand Israel instigated the latest round of violence, is not acting with restraint, and that its actions make Washington look callous and hypocritical in the eyes of most of the world.

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Not to mention the American people.

Jul 24 09:31

Fears grow other groups may join Hamas fight vs. Israel after Kerry peace effort fails

Hamas rejected Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s call for a cease-fire amid concerns that an agreement won’t be reached before other parties are drawn into its conflict with Israel.

A new jihadi media outlet called Al Fawaris released a video Wednesday calling on Gazans to endure the military operation. Its message said victory looms and that Muslims all over the world support them.

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Kerry went in there with a "deal" which gives Israel everything it wants (namely all of HAMAS weapons) and nothing HAMAS wants (open borders, use of their own seaport and fishing waters, rights to the natural gas off of their coast). Of course HAMAS turned it down.

Jul 24 09:28

U.S. Senators Pledge Support for Israeli Ground Invasion

Hours after the Israel Defense Forces began its ground operation in the Gaza Strip on July 17, U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) spoke on the Senate floor to express their support of Israel and its operation, while denouncing the Palestinian Authority’s unity government and the moral equivalency drawn by those critical of Israel’s actions.

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Okay guys, if you really feel that way; here are your rifles, and here are your parachutes. We ran out of the desert camo so here are a couple day-glo orange jumpsuits left over from Abu Ghraib. Watch your heads climbing into that transport plane and we will call HAMAS and tell them you are on your way to kick their butts all by yourself.

But We The People have had it with a Congress obsessed with Israel while the United States crumbles before our eyes. We need leaders who will put America first, second, and third. If you love Israel so much and support their wars of aggression, please live there and join in. BUT WE PLAN TO IGNORE EVERYTHING YOU SAY, AND KEEP OUR KIDS SAFE AT HOME, ESPECIALLY AFTER THAT WHOPPER ABOUT SADDAM'S NUCLEAR WEAPONS!

Jul 24 09:24

British band launch "Massive Attack" on Israel at Longitude Festival in Dublin

Award-winning band and veteran political activists Massive Attack used their headline slot at Longitude Festival this weekend to highlight their solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.

The musicians played at Marlay Park, Dublin, on Sunday, kicking off their set with ‘Battlebox’ before using their backdrop to send out messages to the packed audience.

As the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) continues to bombard Gaza with air strikes while Hamas fires rockets into Israel, Massive Attack used its position to show its long-time support of Palestinian freedom.

A lit-up message behind the performers said: “Gaza has been ocupied [sic] or under restrictions since 1948.”

The group also displayed the number of lives lost in Gaza, the Irish Mirror reports, during a performance of ‘Unfinished Sympathy,’ which was met with huge applause from the crowd.

Jul 24 09:17

U.S. Lifts Israel Flight Ban as Gaza Death Toll Reaches 700

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban on commercial flights traveling to Tel Aviv late Wednesday as diplomatic efforts failed to forge a truce between Israel and militants in Gaza. The FAA said it was satisfied with the security measures taken by Israel to mitigate potential risks. US Airways announced its service to Tel Aviv would resume Thursday, and some other carriers said flights would resume Friday. Meanwhile, Israel continued assaults and strikes into the Gaza Strip Thursday morning.

Jul 24 09:13

Gohmert: A Friend Will Not Put Another Friend in this Kind of Jeopardy

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Look at all the things going wrong with the US today and still the Congress obsesses about Israel, Israel, Israel! At 45 seconds, Gohmert calls for the bombing of Iran's nuclear facilities to please his masters in Tel Aviv, apparently unconcerned that both Iran and the US have signed and ratified the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which means the US Government recognizes Iran's right to have those peaceful nuclear facilities Gohmert wants to bomb to please Israel. That such a blatant violation of a treaty agreement would severely damage what remains of the US Government's credibility is not a problem for Gohmert. In his bought-and-paid-for opinion, whatever Israel wants, Israel gets, no matter what it costs the American people!

Jul 24 08:29

Absurdities of Israeli spin on Gaza: Siddiqui

Israel says Hamas has cynically calculated that the worse the situation gets for Gazans, the better it is for Hamas. If so, why is Israel obliging Hamas?

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Israel's propaganda is biting itself on the rear-end! Netanyahu says his attack on HAMAS is justified by the kidnapping and killing of three teenagers last month. But that took place in an IDF-controlled area of the West Bank, not in Gaza. ISIS has claimed credit for the crime. 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.

Strike 1.

Israel is claiming that because of HAMAS rockets, the people of Israel cower in fear in bomb shelters all over the country, yet insists it is perfectly safe for air traffic to go in and out of Tel Aviv airport.

Strike 2.

Meanwhile, thousands of "terrified" Israels throw picnics on the top of the hills overlooking Gaza, watching the fireworks and cheering at the carnage, not unlike Romans at the Colosseum as the Christians get thrown to the lions. Clearly these Israels are not concerned with HAMAS plumbing-fixture bottle-rockets.

Strike 3.

Jul 24 08:21

Israeli shell hits UN-run school used to shelter hundreds of Palestinian refugees in Gaza, killing 15 and injuring at least 200

An Israeli shell has hit a UN-run school in Gaza, killing 15 and injuring at least 200 who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside.

Pools of blood soiled the school courtyard which was packed with mainly woman and children and there was a large scorch mark in the courtyard marking the place where one of the tank shells hit.

Although the UN said they had given the Israeli army the co-ordinates of the school to prevent such an incident, the shells landed on the school where families had gathered in the courtyard expecting to be evacuated shortly in a Red Cross convoy.

Jul 24 08:18

I've always loved Israel but this brutality breaks my heart

Were the world’s attention not overwhelmingly fixed on the fate of Flight MH17, it would have more to say about that of the Palestinian inhabitants of Gaza. Bombed and battered by Israeli air and firepower, they are dying in scores, victims alike of their own leadership and Israeli ruthlessness.

Some of the dead are Hamas fighters. But many others are women, children, the helpless old. Israel is exacting vengeance at its usual tariff for Hamas rocketing, and the murder of three Israeli students by terrorists. For each Israeli killed, the lives of many times that number of Palestinians are forfeit.

Israel says: they started it; we have a right to retribution. But much of the world says: the Jewish people have been historic standard-bearers for civilisation. Does Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s campaign in Gaza represent that — or instead barbarism?

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Let's review the timetable.

Last month, 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 declares HAMAS, the legally elected government of Gaza, responsible and launches 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 Palestinians, who have been attacked without provocation, fight 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 Palestine'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 Palestinians 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 Palestinians 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!

Jul 23 16:24

Gaza death toll reachs 695 (mostly civilians) as deadly Israeli strikes continue

Israeli airstrikes and artillery shelling killed 21 Palestinians across the Gaza Strip Wednesday morning as the military offensive entered its sixteenth day.

More than 695 Palestinians — the vast majority of whom have been civilians, including more than 160 children — have been killed in the assault so far, while Israel has suffered 29 deaths, 27 of whom have been soldiers.

The Gaza Strip continued to be bombarded from air, land, and sea on Wednesday morning, a day after the the United Nations’ Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA accused Israeli of shelling a UN school sheltering the displaced for the second time in two days.

Jul 23 15:33

This Land is Mine

Jul 23 14:01

Outrage as French politician compares dead Palestinian child to Halal meat

An outspoken pro-Israel politician caused outrage across France today by comparing the mutilated corpse of a Palestinian child to ‘Halal meat’.

Jacques Renaud, the right wing deputy mayor affiliated to the UMP opposition, portrayed the killing of an infant in the Gaza Strip as being similar to animals being slaughtered according to Islamic ritual.

Mr Renaud's comment came as thousands prepared to take to the streets of Paris in a pro-Palestine demonstration which many fear will lead to violence.

Jewish groups have accused anti-Semites of hijacking the rallies, while thousands of Muslims taking part say they are being unfairly labelled as extremists.

Jul 23 12:11

Breakfast with Eli Wallach and John Malkovich or Maybe Not.

The entire state of Israel is writhing in paroxysms of orgasm, over the vile and unnecessary deaths of all those Palestinian women and children, sliced and diced by the state of the art war machine for Crime Syndicate Banker Nation. I need to mention a few things about all of that. I have probably said these things before but they bear repeating at this time. A reader recently pointed out that the conflict is in operation because Israel wants to steal the gas that has been discovered in Gaza. Sure, that could be a motivator. Whenever there is the opportunity for the snarling bully of the Middle East to steal anything from anyone, be it property, organs or one's life, they will do it because it is their nature, just like it is the scorpions nature to sting you for no reason, or even itself to death.

Jul 23 12:10

What Mainstream Media Isn’t Telling You About The Gaza Invasion

First of all, context matters in the Gaza invasion. Before the three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and killed on June 12th, five Palestinian children had been killed by IDF forces in 2014 alone. However, unlike the three Israeli teenagers, their deaths did not generate international outrage or a global campaign, although it did add significantly to Gaza residents’ increasing frustration with the Israeli occupation.

The mainstream media also does a really good job of making this conflict seem like a war between two equal sides. Yet in reality it’s a true David vs. Goliath confrontation between Israeli’s mighty and technologically advanced western-backed military, and Palestinian protesters and fighters equipped mostly with rocks and a small amount of highly unreliable homemade rockets.

Jul 23 12:08

ISRAEL & PALESTINE: THE MAPS TELL THE TRUE STORY

The truth is that far from being the poor victim it likes to portray itself as, Israel is in fact the most aggressive and belligerent nation in the region, having invaded pretty much everyone it shares a border with.

The following maps show just who is wiping who off of the map!

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Jul 23 11:32

TAKE A LOOK AT THE ‘TERRORISTS’ THAT ISRAEL IS BOMBING

Jul 23 11:32

HOW TO SILENCE THE PRESS IN GAZA

Lieberman accused the Qatar-based channel of being a mouthpiece for Hamas, and said the foreign ministry was taking steps to prevent it from broadcasting from Gaza, according to Israel’s Channel 2 TV.

Here are the steps taken ….. as seen by Carlos Latuff

Jul 23 11:31

WHO WILL PROTECT ISRAEL’S PURSE STRINGS

Rocket strike near airport leads American flight agency to temporarily ban travel to Ben-Gurion Airport.
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American airlines temporarily halted flights to and from Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport Tuesday following a rocket strike in the area. According to some reports, the change is due to a decision from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Jul 23 11:30

A Simple Solution to the Israeli/Palestinian Problem

The Israeli/Palestinian problem can be easily solved because the solution is very simple.

Unless Israel wants to become an internationally recognized Apartheid state shunned by the whole world, a just and equitable solution needs to be worked out. A solution that shelves the idea of two countries living side by side because the facts on the ground dictate otherwise. Israelis are living all over the territory that was earmarked for a Palestinian state. And since the Israelis don’t want to give up one inch of that territory, the only solution left is One Country.

But we have a twist.

It would be a federation of 5 states: Israel, West Bank, Gaza, Galilee and Negev with Jerusalem as the country’s Capital and Palestine as its name – a name that’s been around since the time of Christ if not as far back as the time of the Philistines. The Golan Heights would be returned to Syria in exchange for a comprehensive peace with not only Syria but Lebanon.

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Israel will not go along with that. They want one country and for it to be the Jewish state. All others not welcome.

Jul 23 11:29

FLASHBACK 2006 - Burning Conscience: Israeli Soldiers Speak Out

Jul 23 11:27

Well-known Italian philosopher:'I’d like to shoot those bastard Zionists'

Gianni Vattimo says Europeans should raise money to buy Hamas better rockets.

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Israel may be able to murder Gazans with impunity, but they have clearly lost the public relations war!

Jul 23 11:18

Israel asks U.S. for $225 million to replace missing Iron Dome parts

Defense Secretary Chuck Hegel asks Congress to meet 'Israel's critical missile defense needs in light of the ongoing conflict in Gaza.'

Jul 23 11:17

UN rights council to form commission of inquiry over Israeli 'war crimes' in Gaza

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday launched a commission of inquiry into alleged Israeli war crimes in its current Gaza offensive, backing Palestinian efforts to have Israel held up to international scrutiny.

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Bombing that UN school full of refugees was a stupid move, exceeded only by bombing it a second time while UN investigators were in it examining the damage.

Jul 23 11:10

AS THE WAR EFFORT GROWS, SO DOES THE JEWISH OPPOSITION TO IT ~~ IN PHOTOS

They say .. “The little boys who were blown-up by the IDF while playing soccer on the beach were there to hide a missile launcher so their blood is really on Hamas’ hands.”

We say .. “Not another nickel, not another dime. No more money for Israel’s crimes” and “Jews stand with Gaza. End the occupation”.

Jul 23 11:10

YOU WANT A CEASEFIRE? ~~ HERE’S WHAT WE WANT

It’s all about justice for Gaza

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We call for a ceasefire only when negotiated conditions result in the following:

Freedom of movement of Palestinians in and out of the Gaza Strip.
Unlimited import and export of supplies and goods, including by land, sea and air.
Unrestricted use of the Gaza seaport.
Monitoring and enforcement of these agreements by a body appointed by the United Nations, with appropriate security measures.

Each of these expectations is taken for granted by most countries, and it is time for the Palestinians of Gaza to be accorded the human rights they deserve.

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Webmaster's Commentary: 

All of this seems reasonable, and indeed these are rights we take for granted in our own nations.

Jul 23 11:09

IDENTIFYING WITH THE CHILD VICTIMS OF GAZA

There is a brand of Judaism that declares, “It happened to us, so it shouldn’t happen to us again.” This is what I see too much of right now. Yet I’m not giving up on the idea that suffering can create fair-mindedness and justice. My version of Judaism — shared by more and more Jews — goes like this: “it happened to us, so it should never happen to anyone, ever. Especially not at our hands.”

To everyone who is reading this article and saying, “Yes, but… Hamas,” I would ask you to just stop with the “buts.” Take a single moment and allow yourself to feel this tremendous loss. Lay down your arms and grieve for the children of Gaza, who only yearned to run around outside and be free. It will hurt tremendously, but it might free you, too.

Jul 23 10:17

Right-wing professor: Raping Arab women is ‘the only thing that deters suicide bombers’

A professor and researcher for a right-wing Israeli think tank suggested in an interview earlier this month that raping Arab women was the only way to deter suicide bombers.

After Palestinians allegedly abducted and killed three Israeli teens in late June, Bar-Ilan University professor Dr. Mordechai Kedar spoke with a Hebrew-language radio show about what could be done to stop Hamas.

“I’m not talking about what we should or shouldn’t do,” Kedar insisted. “I’m talking about the facts. The only thing that deters a suicide bomber is the knowledge that if he pulls the trigger or blows himself up, his sister will be raped.”

“That’s all. That’s the only thing that will bring him back home, in order to preserve his sister’s honor.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To even make this suggestion indicates that this man is acutely mentally ill.

For an alleged academic to make such a case indicates that he has absolutely zero understanding of the human condition.

When people are marginalized, many times literally to the point of death, they get angry. When people are denied basic human rights, they get angry. When people see their children hauled off to jail, and physically and emotionally abused, in order to obtain "confessions" against family and friendds, they get angry. When they see friends and loved ones denied medical treatment, simply because they are Palestinians, they get angry. When they get evicted from housing where their families have lived for generations, and there is literally no place else to go, they get angry.

And when there is no place for redress, or a rational hearing of grievances, that anger boils over into violence.

As a Christian pacifist who abhors violence, I view Israel, in the 21st century, as a wretchedly xenophobic, self proclaimed theocracy, with nuclear weapons.

The continuing slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza, an overwhelming majority of whom are civilians, is simply an ongoing expression of this mindset, and I am certain that Dr. Kedar rejoices, in his heart of hearts, upon hearing how many women and children the IDF have murdered, to date.

Jul 23 10:09

Germany demands answers from Israel over family death

Germany has asked Israel for clarification on the deaths of seven members of a German-Palestinian family who died in an Israeli air strike in Gaza on Monday.

Foreign Ministry Deputy Spokesperson Sawsan Chebli told a press conference Wednesday that it is in the country's "urgent interest that all facts are clarified."

He said that the ministry had talked with Israel's representatives, but declined to discuss content of the discussions.

"Everything should be done to avoid civilian casualties,” Chebli stressed.

Jul 23 10:08

Israel has told Gazans to seek safe shelter, but many say there is no such thing

Ordinary people in the Gaza Strip have been told by Israel they are being used as human shields by Hamas. Leaflets dropped from the sky and phone calls have warned them to flee the fighting immediately.

But many Gazans want to know: Flee where?

In the past two days, Israeli airstrikes and artillery fire have struck an evacuation shelter, cemeteries, a school, mosques and al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir al-Balah, where four people were killed. The border crossings to Egypt and Israel are closed to Palestinians.

Jul 23 10:07

‘Palestinians are Warsaw Ghetto prisoners of today’

In January 1943, the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto mounted one of the most heroic and courageous acts of resistance human history has ever seen.

In the face of overwhelming odds, against an advanced and brutal military power, they rose up with nothing more than small arms and an unquenchable human spirit burning in their hearts, choosing to die on their feet rather than go quietly to their doom.

They perished and thereby wrote a chapter in human history that has ensured they will forever remain immortal, rightly revered as an example of that which is most noble and good about the human condition.

Conversely, those responsible for leveling the ghetto by aerial bombardment, tanks, and fire wrote their own chapter – that of a brutal oppressor driven by racism and inhumanity to slaughter men, women, and children in the name of a poisonous ideology which justifies cruelty in service to a distorted worldview of racial purity and supremacy as the cornerstone of human progress.

Jul 23 10:06

This Palestinian Journalist Was Killed in an Ambulance on Sunday

Khaled Hamad, a 25-year-old Palestinian journalist and videographer, died Sunday inside an ambulance that was struck by an Israeli rocket as he documented the difficult and increasingly life-threatening work of paramedics in the Gaza Strip.

On Twitter, photos of Hamad’s corpse, wrapped in a white, blood-soaked sheet and still bearing a body armor vest with the word PRESS painted across it, are being shared by journalists and activists alike. One image shows Hamad’s father kneeling at his dead son’s feet, weeping.

Hamad’s boss at Continue TV, Alaa Alool, confirmed the journalist’s death Monday afternoon to the Committee to Protect Journalists. VICE reached him on Tuesday.

“Khaled was a wonderful person,” Alool told us. “It is very difficult to find someone with his tenderness, goodness and generosity.”

Hamad left behind a wife, a woman named Hala who is six-months pregnant with the couple’s first child.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel is bombing ambulances.

Jul 23 10:03

Hamas Sieges Israel

On July 22, 2014 the USA and Europe stopped their flights to Israel. Following the Siege of Gaza and the destruction of the Yasser Arafat International Airport in Gaza by Israel, Hamas conceptually inverted the situation, closing the main access point to the Zionist dream.

In December 2001, during the Second Intifada, Israel bombed the radar in the Yasser Arafat International Airport, popularly known as Dahaniya. In the following month, the runway was destroyed by IDF bulldozers.

This was the first stage in the Siege of Gaza, which was enlarged to a sea blockade. The transfer of goods and people through the border crosses with Israel and Egypt is highly restricted.

Jul 23 09:52

'The children were screaming': Israeli air strikes continue in Gaza - video

Israel air strikes continued to pummel Gaza overnight. Shells turned the night sky orange as they exploded. One woman in the town of Khan Younis in southern Gaza claimed residents were given no warning before the missiles landed: 'The children were screaming,' she said. On Monday an Israeli tank shell hit the al-Aqsa hospital in the central Gaza Strip

Jul 23 09:44

More rockets continue to penetrate Israel's Iron Dome

The Israeli regime’s US-funded missile system has once again proved quite permeable as more Palestinian rockets penetrate the Israeli skies without being intercepted by the so-called Iron Dome.

A volley of rockets fired on Tuesday by the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas activated sirens in the cities of Ashdod, Eshkol, Beer Ganim, Be’er Sheva, Nitzan and Nitzanim.

Several people were reportedly injured as the projectiles caused fire in some cities upon impact.

Hamas has said it will step up its attacks on Israel, using new and more powerful missiles.

Jul 23 09:41

FAA Extends Israel Flight Ban

US flights to Israel will continue to be banned for another 24 hours amid security concerns, the FAA announced Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So much for Bloomberg's stunt.

Jul 23 09:34

MASSIVE PRO GAZA RALLY OUTSIDE ISRAELI CONSULATE IN CHICAGO, IL

Jul 23 08:58

CNN Poll: Majority of Americans side with Israel in Gaza fighting

CNN Poll: Majority of Americans side with Israel in Gaza fighting
Posted by CNN Political Unit July 21st, 2014

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/07/21/cnn-poll-americans-cle...

Washington (CNN) – A majority of Americans say Israel’s military actions in
Gaza are justified, with only four in 10 saying that Israel has used too
much force, according to a new national poll.

But a CNN/ORC International survey conducted Friday through Sunday also
indicates that favorable opinions of Israel have edged down since earlier
this year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For propaganda to work, it must be believable and this claim that the majority of Americans support Israel does not match with conversations I have had around here, especially coming from a news organization with a noticeable pro-Israel slant. Plus, one of Edward Snowden's recent revelations is that NSA routinely tampers with these online polls. So let's double check that claim of US supprt for Israel. (See next down)

Jul 23 08:55

Boycott Israel Campaign

The boycott of Israeli products and companies supporting Israel is a peaceful means of putting international pressure on apartheid Israel and follows in the footsteps of the successful boycott against South African apartheid. Help end Palestinian suffering by boycotting Israel today!

Jul 23 08:31

BEX ALERT - For second time, rockets found at UN school in Gaza

For the second time in less than a week, rockets have been found in a school in Gaza operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, the body said.

“Today, in the course of the regular inspection of its premises, UNRWA discovered rockets hidden in a vacant school in the Gaza Strip,” the organization said in a statement issued Tuesday. “As soon as the rockets were discovered, UNRWA staff were withdrawn from the premises, and so we are unable to confirm the precise number of rockets. The school is situated between two other UNRWA schools that currently each accommodate 1,500 internally displaced persons.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel came under criticism for bombing a UN school in which Gazans had fled in response to leaflets dropped by Israel warning that their homes were about to be bombed. Israel responded to the criticism by claiming that HAMAS hides rockets in the UN schools, which drew global skepticism. So magically, just when Israel needs it, some rockets are found, not in the schools filled with refugees Israel has been bombing, but an abandoned school nearby!

Keep in mind that the rockets HAMAS uses are hand-made and cannot be traced to a particular source, and there are known agents provocateurs in Gaza who make and fire rockets into empty lots in Israel to allow Israel to carry out more attacks. This "discovery" is just too cute to be believed.

"By way of deception, thou shalt do war." -- Motto of the Mossad

Jul 23 08:24

Telegenically Dead: Israel’s Crumbling Media War

Israeli propaganda has hit a new low. While the world was still trying to come to terms with the mass deaths in Shuja’iyeh, Benjamin Netanyahu went on CNN to state that Hamas uses the “telegenically dead” to further “their cause.” He added that for Hamas: “The more the dead, the better.” Even while Netanyahu followed the propaganda script, which is to first show sympathy and express remorse, by reducing dead Palestinians to a photo-op he showed how his own mind works.

There is a standard script for how to deal with Palestinian casualties. After Israel killed four boys on the Gaza beach on July 16th, the US establishment media fell in line behind Israel’s PR framework: acknowledge the tragedy but blame Hamas. This is exactly what Israeli spokesperson Mark Regev said on Channel 4 News when grilled by the anchor Jon Snow. It is also how the US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki responded using the same word-for-word talking points.

Jul 23 08:23

Israel Rejects Bedouin Families' Bomb Shelter Request

Yesterday, Israel's high court ruled that the state is not obligated to provide bomb shelters to its Bedouin citizens, following an incident in which a Bedouin man was killed and his family injured, by a rocket which hit his encampment on Saturday, in the Negev Desert.

Jul 23 08:23

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg: Flight ban into Israel 'an undeserved victory for Hamas,' boards El Al flight to show it's safe

The billionaire said he was showing solidarity with the Israeli people by flying into Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport and asked the FAA and European nations to lift the ban on flights to the airport immediately. The ban was enacted after a mortar landed near the airport and last week's Malaysian air disaster in the Ukraine.

Jul 23 08:16

Gaza: Medics caught in murderous crossfire


One Gaza child is killed every two hours.

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Jul 23 08:10

UN Security Council considers Gaza ceasefire resolution

Jordan circulated to the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday a draft resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the Hamas-dominated coastal enclave.

It welcomes an Egyptian-led bid to end fighting between Israel and Hamas militants and "condemns all violence and hostilities directed against civilians and all acts of terrorism," according to a draft obtained by Reuters.

A similar resolution was adopted by the 15-member Security Council in 2009, with 14 votes in favor. The United States, a close ally of Israel, abstained because Washington first wanted to see the outcome of Egyptian mediation efforts at the time.

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Jul 23 08:01

CARAMA Gaza Protest - Phoenix

CARAMA
The coalition of Arabs and Muslims in America
Phoenix Chapter

Please distribute widely

Protest for Gaza
Join our upcoming protest to show solidarity with the victims of current Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip

Friday, July 25 2014
The corner of Mill Ave & University
Tempe, AZ
5:30pm

Jul 23 08:00

UN human rights chief: Israel may be committing war crimes in Gaza

Despite Israeli lobbying, Palestinians have managed to call for a vote on Wednesday on severe condemnation of IDF operation in Gaza.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Veto! Veto! Oh yes, Veto! Vetovetoveto! VETO!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 23 07:43

Journalist attacked by ‘angry Israeli’ during live report on Gaza (VIDEO)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At the :29 mark.