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Aug 15 10:16

Lapid: I'll run against Netanyahu for prime minister next year

Yesh Atid leader sees himself as alternative to the Likud leader; 'Netanyahu has lost control over the country. Until there is a strong rule of law here, the current situation will continue'.

Aug 15 10:16

Israel only stands to lose from 'defeating' Obama

Op-ed: Thwarting the nuclear agreement and humiliating the White House will not help stop the nuclear program in any way, and will only weaken the American foreign policy vis-à-vis Iran's support for terror and its deep involvement in all centers of stability in the Middle East.

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More to the point, Netanyahu's defeat of Obama will alert Americans to the reality that Washington DC is a puppet ruler serving a foreign power; something that this website will remind the voters of in November 2016!

Aug 15 10:04

Organ-harvesting allegations still posted on UN Web site

Allegations that Israel harvests Palestinian organs have not been removed from the UN Human Rights Council Web site, despite a request by the Geneva based non-governmental organization UN Watch that it be taken down.

In a blog posted by UN Watch executive-director Hillel Neuer this week, the group said that it had complained to the UN about the posting more than a month ago, but that to date, nothing had been done about the matter.

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"Bash Planned Parenthood all you want, but you cannot, you dare not, you MUST not, say anything bad about what Israel does!!!!!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Aug 15 10:03

Tear Drop “A Gift From the People of Russia to the USA”. Why were we not told about Tear Drop?

I got to admit, I didn’t even know this memorial existed. However, it took me two seconds to realize why – it received zero publicity. Now why do you suppose that? Why hasn’t the media expressed their gratitude? Name me another country that’s done more? This is a stunning memorial which pales into insignificance whatever the real terrorist gangsters are trying to do at ground zero. The very thought of Larry Silverstein & Frank Lowy having anything to do with the memorial for 9/11 victims is positively gut-wrenching!

Aug 15 09:40

10 Places AIPAC Would Never Show Members of Congress on Their Upcoming Propaganda Trip

A tour of the "real Israel" would show members of Congress the ugly truth behind Israel's propaganda.

Aug 15 09:36

British Jewish MP blasts would-be Labor Party head for ‘anti-Semitic’ ties

A Jewish politician from Britain’s Labor Party said the views of Jeremy Corbyn, the frontrunner to head the party, are cause for “serious concern.”

Ivan Lewis, the shadow, or minority, party cabinet minister who is also a former chief executive of the Manchester Jewish Federation, urged his party not to vote for Corbyn.

“Some of [Corbyn’s] stated political views are a cause for serious concern,” Lewis said in letter to his local party members on Friday, according to the Guardian. “At the very least he has shown very poor judgment in expressing support for and failing to speak out against people who have engaged not in legitimate criticism of Israeli governments but in antisemitic rhetoric.”

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This is actually a good thing. The people of nations around the globe are starting to wake up to the fact that their governments have been subverted or are being subverted by Israel. Netanyahu's over-the-top determination to have his whores in the US Congress derail the Iran P5+1 deal have made it clear to Americans that Washington DC is a puppet ruler for a foreign power, and that is not something Americans take kindly to, as the British may recall from some 230 years ago!

Aug 15 09:18

In latest thrust at Obama, Netanyahu names UN ambassador who trashed him and said Palestinians can have ‘Facebook state’

In the midst of his battle with President Obama over the Iran Deal, Israel’s prime minister announced today that he will appoint as the country’s next ambassador to the U.N. a far-right politician who has been outspoken against Obama and who wants to annex the West Bank. Haaretz:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Friday that he will appoint Science, Technology and Space Minister Danny Danon as Israel’s next ambassador to the United Nations due to the UN platform’s current significance.

Netanyahu fired Danon as deputy foreign minister in July 2014 when Danon said that Netanyahu was being too restrained in his attack on Gaza, which was then producing imagery of slaughtered children around the world.

Aug 15 09:18

Fatah: Israel attempts to turn PA into expanded municipality

Member of Fatah executive committee Mohamed Ishtea said on Friday that Israel does not want a Palestinian state based upon the 1967 borders because it recognises that this would contribute to its end, Qudsnet reported.

During the inauguration of a conference about Palestinian refugees in the refugee camp of Ayda in the West Bank, he said that Israel wants the Palestinians to remain living in small scattered cantons.

Ishtea stressed that the Oslo Agreement happened during a very difficult political situation for the Arab countries, noting that there was a number of positive points in the agreement such as the return of 150,000 Palestinian refugees and the establishment of the state.

Meanwhile, he said that there are many negative points in the agreement, which have to be corrected by spreading national awareness and rebuilding the PLO, thus enabling it to carry out its role as a home for all the Palestinians.

Aug 15 09:16

Israel sees sharp decline in tourist numbers in 2015

The number of tourists visiting Israel declined by 13 per cent in the first seven months of this year when compared to the same period in 2014, a report by the Central Bureau of Statistics revealed yesterday.

Aug 15 03:33

Three Terrorist Jews now placed in Administrative Detention

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Aug 14 18:15

Why did Israel burn a Palestinian toddler to Death?

Early in the morning of July 31, Israeli settlers hurled a Molotov cocktail into a window of Dawabsheh’s home in the Duma village in occupied West Bank. His 18-month-old son, Ali was burned to death in the arson attack, while his four-year-old son Ahmad, and his wife, Riham were seriously injured and remain in critical condition.

Aug 14 16:38

Zionists Finally Admitting Wave of Hatred That’s Consuming Israel

Israel, its lobby and its agents have been working overtime to rehabilitate Israel’s image ever since last year’s massacre by the IDF in Gaza. Despite dubious events like the Charlie Hebdo Attack, Israel continues to lose the global public opinion war.

Until it addresses its own issues of extremist ideologies, as well as violence and racism directed at the native Palestinian population – Israel will continue to lose the battle of hearts and minds.

Even the Israeli leadership and its media – are admitting as much now…

Aug 14 16:37

AIPAC pressure cannot overturn Obama veto: Analyst

Press TV has conducted an interview with James Morris, editor of america-hijacked.com in Los Angeles, about a coalition of current and former Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee urging members of Congress to back the nuclear agreement with Iran.

Aug 14 15:50

AIPAC: Headed for Defeat (But That’s Not Why It’s Bad for the Jews)

snip: The willfully blind don’t yet see it and those who shamelessly do what Israel orders don’t care, but the conventional wisdom is fast becoming that Obama has had it with Netanyahu and that he is finally growing a pair.

True enough: the old Obama would have represented Israeli interests in the Vienna negotiations as unabashedly as all Republican and some Democratic Senators and Representatives still do; and he would have shied away from the chances of reaching a successful conclusion just as soon as it became clear that the Iranians were not about to surrender unconditionally to Israeli demands.

Aug 14 15:42

Israel, Congress and the Iran Nuclear Agreement

snip: ‘The Iran deal threatens the very existence of Israel.’ Ho-hum. We keep hearing this, anytime anyone dares do or say anything in opposition to Israel. When someone suggests that perhaps United States aid to Israel, greater than that given to all other countries combined, could fantinapossibly go to better use serving the taxpayers whose pockets it is being extracted from, Israel interprets such ideas as anti-Semitic, clear evidence that another Holocaust is around the corner, and needing the support of the U.S. Congress to quash such destructive thoughts. If one mentions the suffering of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, suffering caused by the illegal Israeli blockade, Israeli spokespeople accuse the speaker of denying Israel its right to defend itself. Yet when Israeli government officials call Palestinians ‘beasts’, and advocate their complete annihilation, well, what does that really matter?

Aug 14 15:06

British retailer removes Israel from globe, features Palestine instead

Budget retailer Poundland has reportedly stocked a globe which features Palestine, but fails to include the State of Israel. A shopper discovered the globe in London’s Kilburn High Street branch.

Aug 14 14:18

Iran Deal’s Surprising Supporters

Neocons are in a frenzy trying to help Bibi kill the Iran deal. Meanwhile, former senior US military officers and former Iranian political prisoners in the US have come out in favor. Who do you trust?

Aug 14 14:16

Infant Mortality Soars in Gaza after Eight Years of Israeli Siege

snip: The rise of the infant mortality rate is “the effect of a decade of blockade, including the infamous calorie count, restrictions on movement, poverty, dependence on food aid, power crises, the sewage flooding the streets, and the wars bringing down homes and bringing instead unstable and unhealthy shelters,” Dabour told The Electronic Intifada.

Aug 14 14:02

Can You Trust a Country That Has Violated 20 International Agreements?

snip: On the other hand, it is AIPAC’s view that any killing that Israel does has been “GOOD” and must be “GOOD”. To say otherwise and accuse Israel is not simply to be supportive of human rights, or possibly anti-Zionist, but also possibly to be branded as that old enemy that went out of fashion in the 20th century with the Third Reich or at least has been thoroughly discredited and meets with not a fiber of serious intellectual support: anti-Semitic. If one is not to risk being accused of hating Jews or even hating oneself if one is Jewish, one must by this perforation and shredding of logic, by this muddling of distinct ideas, support Israel and all of its genocidal and expansionist policies in all important respects. One must regard nuclear weapons in Israel’s hands as inherently “GOOD” too.

Aug 14 12:27

Palestinian hunger striker in induced coma on day 60 of protest

A Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike in an Israeli prison is now in an induced coma, his lawyer has confirmed.
The Israeli group Physicians for Human Rights said the law “pushes the medical community to severely violate medical ethics for political gains, as was done in other dark regimes in history.”

Aug 14 11:41

Jewish terrorists and the dilemma of administrative detention

Uri Avnery explains the dilemma of whether administrative detention, which Israel has used extensively and until recently exclusively against Arabs – should be supported, even if it saves the lives of Arabs and Jews.

Aug 14 10:44

Congressional Democrats visiting Israel get earful about 'bad' Iran deal

Leaders of the pro-Israel lobby group The American Israel Public Affairs Committee could go home from Jerusalem to Washington this week with a deep sense of satisfaction that the visit they had arranged for a delegation of congressional Democrats was worth every cent. The 22 representatives were told by Israel’s top leadership that a tremendous majority of the Jewish Israeli public believes the agreement with Iran is wrong in its essence. They noted that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of the Likud, opposition leaders Isaac Herzog and former prime ministerial candidate Tzipi Livni, both from the Zionist Camp, all told the Americans in no uncertain terms that this is a bad agreement. Not a problematic agreement, not controversial nor insufficient — a bad agreement, unacceptable, dangerous.

Aug 14 10:43

House Democrat Hastings calls for war authorization against Iran

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Here's you rifle...

Aug 14 10:26

Israeli company cuts off water supplies to Palestinians in West Bank

An Israeli water company has cut off water supplies to Palestinians in some areas in the occupied West Bank.

Mekorot, the Israeli firm, on Wednesday cut crucial water supplies to some areas in the northern West Bank, the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) said.

Palestinian authorities also said that water supplies north of the northern city of Nablus were mostly impacted after the move by Mekorot.

The Palestinian Authority, which runs the West Bank, said it is working to reconnect the empty water pipes with another source of water. The PWA has contacted Mekorot, but is yet to receive a response.

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And right there is an illustration of why you should never allow yourself to be forced into dependence on a large corporation, because large corporations get nasty!

Aug 14 10:15

FLASHBACK 2014 - Hollywood Studios Blacklist Penelope Cruz over Gaza Letter Accusing Israel of 'Genocide'

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

Oscar-winner Bardem and Cruz signed an open letter speaking against "the genocide perpetrated by the Israeli occupation army".

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I know how you feel, Penelope. I know how you feel!

Aug 14 10:04

ADL: Congress Should Vote Against Iran Nuclear Deal

'Given the outstanding questions and our deep reservations about the agreement, we believe Congress should vote no on the deal,' say Anti-Defamation League national chairman, director.

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Aug 14 09:55

Michele Bachmann’s creepy End Times fantasies: Why the religious right yearns for World War III

One of the creepiest aspects of contemporary American politics is the unholy alliance between the Christian right and Israel. It’s uncomfortable because the religious right’s affinity for Israel is tied to a rather disturbing fever dream: Israel’s destruction. Many evangelicals are utterly convinced that every addition to the sum of suffering in the Middle East is but a sign of the end times, of Christ’s return.

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What chills me to the bone about this is the mixing of religion and politics in this way.

As a Centrist Christian (God is, Christ is, Love is), I understand that our faith came from a Jewish background all those thousands of years ago; however, this blind love of Israel, no matter how inhumanely the government and people of this country treat the Palestinians, is just not sane, theologically or practically.

I don't know what the Hebrew word is for "Useful idiots", but that is surely what many Israelis may well think of the fundamentalists who support the country unconditionally, no matter what it might do.

Aug 14 09:54

Jimmy Carter: Two-state solution is dead, Israel to blame

Former US president Jimmy Carter said that the two-state solution has “zero chance” of being realized today, and blamed this on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a wide-ranging interview with Prospect Magazine Thursday.

Aug 14 09:47

Pro-Israeli group urges Congress to vote ‘no’ on Iran agreement

A pro-Israeli organization in the United States has urged Congress to reject the nuclear agreement reached with Iran last month.

Aug 14 09:25

Al Franken backs Iran deal, says Israel under threat without it

Democratic senator says accord makes it near impossible for Iran to create bomb, rejecting it ‘would be terrible mistake’

Aug 14 09:25

No room for anti-Israel commentary in Canadian politics

It would seem the height of Orwellian doublespeak to eliminate a political candidate for calling a war crime a war crime. And all the more so if you’re a leading member of Canada’s New Democratic Party.

And yet that’s exactly what happened this week when Nova Scotian Morgan Wheeldon, an NDP candidate for the riding of Kings-Hants, was forced to step down when a Conservative troll found a statement on his Facebook page from 2014 calling Israel’s bombardment of Gaza a “war crime.”

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I did warn you Canadians not to let Israel get their fangs into your government...

Aug 14 09:06

Israeli Diplomat in Berlin: Maintaining German Guilt About Holocaust Helps Israel

US warplanes began bombing Iraqi targets in June 2014. Last September, US Syrian airstrikes followed. Washington falsely claims it’s waging war on the Islamic State (IS) – with pinpoint accuracy against positions and fighters targeted. It’s just the opposite.

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How can Germany today be guilty of the holocaust that happened before they were born (even if it did happen as described)?

Aug 14 09:03

Report: Israeli fuel tankers escorted Jordanian fighter jets en route to US

Israeli air force fuel tankers escorted Jordanian fighter jets across the Atlantic Ocean earlier this week to take part in exercises in the western United States, according to an American web site devoted to military aviation news.

Aug 14 08:42

Why did Israel burn a Palestinian toddler to Death?

News coming out of the occupied Palestine on 8 August 2015 said that Saad Dawabsheh, the father of a Palestinian toddler Ali who was killed in a firebombing of his home a week ago, has died from wounds he sustained in the incident.

Aug 14 08:39

Hunger Striker Mohammed Allan Falls Unconscious In Test For Israeli Force-Feeding Law

- Hospital-bound and shackled, Palestinian detainee Mohammed Allan was 60 days into his hunger strike, launched in protest of his detention without charge in an Israeli jail, when he slipped into unconsciousness on Friday.

What happens next -- whether or not the suspected militant becomes the first Palestinian prisoner force-fed to stay alive under a controversial new Israeli law -- is an issue that has caused cleavages between doctors and the state in a clash over medical ethics and Israel's detention policies.

At the heart of the matter is the new, contentious law that allows a judge to sanction force-feeding or administration of medical treatment if there is a threat to an inmate's life, even if the prisoner refuses. Israel fears that a hunger-striking prisoner's death could trigger Palestinian unrest amid widespread disillusionment with stalled peace negotiations.

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The Israeli government would love for this man to die; they just don't want to be blamed for it. And whatever the outcome, with these indefinite detentions, ultimately met by prisoner hunger strikes, it is going to focus the unrelenting glare of international public awareness on the Israeli practice of indefinite detentions, with no charges brought.

The reality is, the Israeli government doesn't want peace; it wants territory, and by any means necessary.

That is why we are seeing the brisk evictions of Palestinians from homes in which they have lived for generations, and the approval of vast Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Aug 14 06:29

Brushing Your Teeth with White Phosphorus?

The truth they don’t want you to see, while Little Hamza slept, Israel bombed Gaza with White Phosphorus. But it’s okay, Israel was only defending itself.

Aug 14 06:04

Jimmy Carter Blames Netanyahu for 'Zero Chance' of Two-State Solution

The one-term Democrat, who brokered the historic Egypt-Israel peace accords at Camp David in 1978, added that Netanyahu “does not now and has never sincerely believed in a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine,” the stated goal of a series of negotiations, most recently ones led by Secretary of State John Kerry that ended unsuccessfully last year.

Aug 14 05:34

Israeli Banks flipping out over looming European boycott

The Israeli newspaper Ma’ariv (Hebrew) has a splashing headline today warning that Israeli banks are preparing for a “political-economic tsunami” due to the possibility of an impending European boycott. Unsurprisingly, the banks – Israel’s largest – have been holding meetings amongst themselves to prepare for this tsunami, albeit “quietly and under the radar

Aug 13 23:00

The brothers who funded Blair, Israeli settlements and Islamophobia

Tony Blair is again in the headlines, this time after Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn publicly voiced the opinion of millions of British citizens: that the former prime minister should stand trial on charges of war crimes if the evidence suggests that he broke international law during the 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Blair's conduct since leaving office has received less scrutiny, however. Our investigations show that while Blair was serving as the special Middle East peace envoy of the Quartet, representing the UN, Russia, US and EU, the American fundraising arm of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation accepted money from a family that finances illegal Israeli settlements via the earnings of a convicted felon.

Aug 13 22:44

Escalating the Anti-Iran Propaganda

The Israel Lobby canceled summer vacations for its operatives in a desperate bid to stop the Iran nuclear deal, and U.S. neoconservatives are committing all their “experts” to the fight to keep alive their hopes for war with Iran, such as alleged weapons specialist David Albright.

Aug 13 22:44

Jewish Privilege can set fire to a family and only get 6 months in jail

Remember in 2010 when I said they could eat a baby?

Aug 13 22:31

Why was a Palestinian Toddler Burned to Death?

News coming out of the occupied Palestine on 8 August 2015 said that Saad Dawabsheh, the father of a Palestinian toddler Ali who was killed in a firebombing of his home a week ago, has died from wounds he sustained in the incident.

Early in the morning of July 31, Israeli settlers hurled a Molotov cocktail into a window of Dawabsheh’s home in the Duma village in occupied West Bank. His 18-month-old son, Ali was burned to death in the arson attack, while his four-year-old son Ahmad, and his wife, Riham were seriously injured and remain in critical condition.

The arsonists left inscriptions on the wall of the house, saying: “Long live the Messiah” and “Revenge”. Israeli settlers attacking Palestinian homes, churches and mosques characteristically use this “price tag” tactic.

Aug 13 14:00

Palestine and Free Speech: The University of Illinois’ Decision to Fire Prof. Steven Salaita on Behalf of the Israel Lobby

Steven Salaita is a renowned academic in the field of Native American Studies. That is why the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) hired him in 2013 as a tenured associate professor in the American Indian Studies Program. Salaita resigned from his previous position and had every reason to believe that he was on his way to Illinois. However he was terminated on August 1, 2014.

In the summer of 2014 Israel was in the midst of a murderous campaign in Gaza which killed more than 2,000 people, including 500 children. Steven Salaita is a Palestinian-American and like millions of people he vented anger and outrage as the horrific war crime continued. His posts on twitter garnered the attention of the administration and donors at the University of Illinois and he was fired before he even began working.

Aug 13 11:19

HOW RE/MAX PROFITS FROM SELLING PALESTINE’S STOLEN LANDS

Agents working for the US-headquartered real estate giant RE/MAX are promoting themselves as specialists in property built in Israel’s settlements on occupied Palestinian land.

The Colorado-based corporation which says it operates in nearly 100 countries was identified as responsible by a 2013 United Nations’ probe for how its Israeli franchises sell houses and apartments in the occupied West Bank.

Despite that criticism, many RE/MAX representatives are continuing to handle such property.

Aug 13 11:07

45,000 demand war criminal Netanyahu’s arrest during UK visit

A petition calling for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be arrested for ‘war crimes’ when he arrives in London next month has been signed by over 45,000 people.

Netanyahu will arrive in London on a state visit in September and meet with British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Aug 13 10:28

45,000 demand Israel PM Netanyahu’s arrest for ‘war crimes’ during UK state visit

A petition calling for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be arrested for ‘war crimes’ when he arrives in London next month has been signed by over 45,000 people.

Netanyahu will arrive in London on a state visit in September and meet with British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Aug 13 10:27

The Growing Danger of Israeli Teens Waging Jewish Jihad

Raphael Morris, a 20-year-old religious settler from the outpost of Ahiya, has for years engaged in a “holy war,” he tells The Daily Beast. He’s battling to rid Israel of its non-Jewish elements and expand the settlement enterprise in Judea and Samaria—the biblical term for the land on the West Bank of the Jordan River that once belonged to the ancient kingdom of Israel.

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Aug 13 10:25

Obama, Congress Dispute Renewal of Iran Sanctions Law

The White House and Congress have spent so much time fighting over the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran recently, that another issue has almost completely slipped everyone’s minds. The Iran Sanctions Act is set to expire in late 2016.

Aug 13 08:07

Iran Deal: Will Israel and Republican America Force the US to Back Out?

While not exactly the same, the framework of this agreement is fairly similar to the recent (July 2015) deal that the P5+1 agreed with Iran (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPA). In essence both agreements placed a restriction on nuclear activity in return for relief from trade sanctions. However while the DPRK accepted and adhered to their side of the agreement, the US never successfully completed any of the promises that were made, failing to construct a single LWR (construction did not begin until August of 2002 and was halted indefinitely by late-2002, even though the scheduled completion date was 2003), failing to deliver fuel as promised and failing to ease any of the trade sanctions that had been in place since the Korean War.

Aug 13 07:35

British Labor Leader Backed Pastor Who Blamed 9/11 on Israel

Jeremy Corbyn, a Parliament member who is on track to become the head of Britain’s Labor Party, wrote a letter in support of a priest who claimed that Israel and wealthy Jews were behind the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.

Aug 13 07:32

Fact-Checking the Flame Throwers on Both Sides of Iran Deal

The rift between President Obama and many leaders of the organized Jewish community over the Iranian nuclear deal is out in the open. Beyond policy differences, both sides carry personal grievances. This became evident during Obama’s White House meeting August 4 with Jewish leaders, where much of the two-hour session was devoted to mutual accusations hurled, politely, across the table. Based on the full Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and on published expert opinions, the Forward has tried to fact-check the key points of contention.
Note: This is none of Israel's business so shut up we are fed up with all of you....forever!

Aug 12 22:02

Palestinian Disunity: Effect of Israeli Divide and Rule

Binyamin Netanyahu is not known as a classical scholar, but even so he has adopted the Roman maxim Divide et Impera, divide and rule.

The main (and perhaps only) goal of his policy is to extend the rule of Israel, as the "Nation-State of the Jewish People", over all of Eretz Israel, the historical land of Palestine. This means ruling all of the West Bank and covering it with Jewish

Aug 12 21:47

What If Bibi Wins?

If Netanyahu “wins”, Obama just might finally do the right and decent thing for Palestine, the Palestinian people and the United States.

To cite the ancient Chinese curse, we are living in interesting times.

Aug 12 17:33

Israeli arms exports under scrutiny amid claims they are 'helping to fuel conflict in South Sudan' despite EU embargo

Lawyer seeks to break through secrecy to expose how sales of weapons are 'prolonging' conflicts around the world, making the country indirectly responsible for war crimes

Aug 12 14:18

Bibi, King of the Jews

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sees himself as the savior of the Jews and the American Jewish community as within his jurisdiction, rather than as citizens loyal to their country and president.

Aug 12 14:07

Israel's impending final solution for the Palestinians

Alan Hart assesses the chances of Israel’s final solution of the Palestinian “problem” being implemented, i.e. ethnically cleansing them from the holy land and blackmailing the world with its nuclear weapons.

Aug 12 11:04

ROSENBERG SONS … “OUR MOTHER WAS INNOCENT”

Ethel Rosenberg’s Sons Plead for Pardon for Mom

Aug 12 11:03

HATE ON JERUSALEM STREETS GONE VIRAL ON THE NET

A Ynet video of two gay men walking the streets of Jerusalem and absorbing abuse from passers by has generated attention around the world, raising questions about Israel’s acceptance of LGBT people.

Aug 12 10:54

Israeli Terror and “Justice”: Palestinian Family Victimized by Immolation Ineligible for Compensation

Dawabsha family survivors aren’t afforded the same rights as Jews. Israel’s Property Tax and Compensation Fund Law (1961) provides monetary payments for property damage caused by terrorism.

Its Victims of Hostile Action Law (1970) provides compensation for bodily injuries suffered from terrorist attacks – as well as payments to family members of deceased victims.

Palestinians don’t qualify, only Jews, another example of a racist state, ignoring the rights of all people it’s obligated to protect.

Riham Dawabsha and her four-year-old son Ahmad are the remaining family survivors – both in intensive care precariously clinging to life with severe third-degree burns covering most of their bodies.

They’re physically unable to seek redress. They may not survive their ordeal. Yet Israeli law requires Palestinians victims of terrorism to appeal to a Defense Ministry committee – hostile to their interests – for compensation unlikely to be received.

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The apartheid hatred of many Jews toward Palestinians knows no boundaries, even to the point of burning innocent men, women, and children to death.

Forgive me, but is this not what the Jews claim the Nazis did to them during the Holocaust?!?

Aug 12 10:35

Iran deal rejection may damage dollar, says US' Kerry

The dollar may cease to be the global reserve currency if US lawmakers walk away from the Iran nuclear deal, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday.

"That is a recipe, very quickly, my friends, business people here, for the American dollar to cease to be the reserve currency of the world, which is already bubbling out there", Kerry told reporters at Reuters news agency's offices in New York.

Aug 12 10:30

Schumer: If US quits deal, US sanctions will still put 'meaningful pressure' on Tehran

The lone Democratic senator to publicly oppose President Barack Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran said Tuesday that even if the U.S. backs away and other countries lift their sanctions, Iran still will feel "meaningful pressure" from the U.S. penalties.

The deal between would curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from crippling sanctions.

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer's view sharply contrasts with European leaders who have told U.S. lawmakers that if Congress were to reject the deal, the international sanctions would unravel, undermining global pressure on Iran.

Schumer also said that sanctions aimed at companies that do business with Iran could force U.S. allies and trade partners back to the negotiating table.

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A memo to Senator Schumer; in opposing this deal, you have made it painfully obvious to your "alleged" constituents that your are an unregistered representative of a foreign country.

That country is Israel, and you are only here to do Netanyahu's bidding in this issue, treating your constituents with absolute, utter contempt.

I am a vocal critic of many of President Obama's policy decisions, but this is not one of them.

The deal will neutralize Iran's capabilities to build a nuclear bomb. Many scientists and American military have come out in favor of this deal.

But you oppose it because your real allegiance is to Tel Aviv, NOT TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, and Tel Aviv is doing, and will do, anything possible to derail the deal.

No man can serve two masters, Senator; and you have demonstrated, clearly, with whom your allegiance lies, and that is neither to this government, nor to the people your allegedly represent, nor the rest of We the People.

Aug 12 10:00

Israeli Banks flipping out over looming European boycott

The Israeli newspaper Ma’ariv (Hebrew) has a splashing headline today warning that Israeli banks are preparing for a “political-economic tsunami” due to the possibility of an impending European boycott. Unsurprisingly, the banks – Israel’s largest – have been holding meetings amongst themselves to prepare for this tsunami, albeit “quietly and under the radar”.

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Aug 12 09:54

36 Retired U.S. Generals and Admirals Announce Support of Iran Deal

Deal is 'most effective means currently available to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons,' high-ranking officers say in letter, adding that military action only possible after diplomatic path exhausted.

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"That is why I am killing the diplomatic path!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Aug 12 08:20

Bibi Netanyahu threatened with arrest by British as anti-Semitic crimes increase

When visiting London during an upcoming trip to the United Kingdom, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu will be met with crowds of protesters who have been pushing a petition calling for the arrest of the Jewish State's leader, according to news stories on Tuesday. A petition calling for the arrest of Netanyahu during his London visit has over 35,000 signatures and climbing, but the U.K. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel, told Israeli officials that there is no chance that anyone will take action on behalf of the signatories.

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"We are above the laws of man and God! And anyone who says we are not is a Jew-hating anti-Semite who wants Hitler to come back and gas Jewish babies in the ovens!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Aug 12 08:05

White House, Allies Accuse Jewish Lawmakers of Dual Loyalty to Israel

Obama administration allies lobbying in favor of a recently signed nuclear deal with Iran are smearing Jewish lawmakers and opponents of the accord with allegations of dual loyalty to Israel, rhetoric many view as anti-Semitic, according to allegations leveled by these individuals and groups.

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So anyone who objects to the US Government serving a foreign power ahead of their own country is an anti-Semite? That's a bit of a stretch!

No government can serve two masters, and a government that serves Israel cannot, does not, and will not serve the American people. A friend of Israel is no friend of America. In these dark times America needs leaders who will put America first, second, and third!

Aug 12 07:55

House GOP leader visits Israel as Iran nuclear agreement vote looms

House Republican Majority leader Kevin McCarthy is hoping to build momentum to disrupt President Barack Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran while on a visit to Israel.

McCarthy, from California, is leading a team of 36 Republican members to Jerusalem, where representatives met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. Congress has until Sept. 17 to vote to accept or reject the agreement with Iran.

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Aug 12 07:25

52 Presidents, US-Iran Nuclear Agreement, and the Centerpiece of US Foreign Policy Struggle

Israeli power over the making and implementing of US Middle East policy has led to the US invasions of Iraq, Syria and Libya; the current economic boycott and blockade of Iran; the breakup of Sudan; and the bombing of Somalia.

Aug 11 23:55

Congress’ Test of Allegiance: US or Israel?

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has instructed the U.S. Congress to reject an international agreement constraining Iran’s nuclear program and to humiliate the sitting U.S. president, thus testing where the primary allegiance of most members of Congress lies, with the U.S. or Israel.

Aug 11 23:49

Repression in Jordan to Protect Israel - The Trial and Sentencing of Amer Jubran

On July 29, 2015, the trial of Palestinian activist Amer Jubran in Jordan reached its predictable conclusion: 10 years with hard labor for phony “terrorism” offenses, based at least in part on laws manufactured after his arrest.

In August of 2014, he was finally given a list of charges against him. These included the charge of threatening to “harm relations with a foreign government,” part of a new set of “anti-terrorism” laws enacted in Jordan in June of 2014 (a month after Amer’s arrest in May).

Aug 11 16:52

After Ferguson Unrest, St. Louis Police Bought Israeli Stink Weapons to Launch at Protesters

Another year, another series of violent protests in the city of Ferguson, just outside St. Louis, Missouri. But this time, the law-enforcement response may take a particularly fetid turn. Local police are armed with Skunk, a controversial chemical “malodorant” — or more plainly, an unbelievably foul-smelling liquid that can be fired at protestors to make them disperse, or mark them for later arrest.

Aug 11 15:46

A Far Flung Fight for Justice in Palestine - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

There is a sense that the Zionist representatives of a people who suffered horribly during World War II have betrayed the moral lessons of that experience by adopting the practice of colonial conquest. At the same time the Zionists impose on the West a skewed picture of the Middle East.

Aug 11 14:19

170,000 Americans sign petition condemning Jewish senator over Iran

More than 170,000 Americans have signed a petition condemning Jewish Senator Charles Schumer’s open hostility towards the Iran nuclear agreement.

In a major break with the White House, Senator Schumer from New York announced on Thursday that he would vote against the conclusion of nuclear talks reached between Iran and the P5+1 group – the US, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany – last month in Vienna, Austria.

“New York Senator Chuck Schumer just publicly declared that he will vote to kill the historic Iran nuclear peace deal and urge other Democrats in the Senate to do the same,” says the petition, issued by CREDO Action.

Credo Action calls itself a “social change organization that supports activism and funds progressive nonprofits.” The progressive organization has a goal of 200,000 signatures.

Aug 11 14:17

US press blacks out Israeli defense minister’s citation of ‘Nagasaki and Hiroshima’ as model for dealing with Iran

Two weeks ago, Electronic Intifada reported public comments by Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon in which he cited Hiroshima and Nagasaki as role models in responding to Iran. Ya’alon suggested that Israel might have to nuke Iran in order to prevent a long war: “at the end, we might take certain steps.” Last week Ali Gharib picked up the EI report at Lobelog and linked to the video of Ya’alon, speaking in English on May 5 to the Israel Law Center (and posted by that rightwing group, which supplied a transcript).

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"But we don't have nuclear weapons. Honest! And anyone who says we do is a Jew-hating anti-Semite who wants Hitler to come back and gas Jewish babies in the ovens!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Aug 11 12:56

'Friends of Israel' worried by Corbyn - and that can only be a good thing

The chair of Labour Friends of Israel has urged party members not to back anti-war advocate Jeremy Corbyn in the leadership race because he previously called for Arab groups Hamas and Hezbollah to be involved in Middle East peace talks.

Aug 11 12:47

Britons demand their government to arrest Benjamin Netanyahu

I'm sure the British government will ignore the petition just as the transparent and responsive Obama regime ignores whitehouse.gov petitions

Aug 11 10:02

IN PHOTOS ~~ SAYING YES TO IRAN DEAL

Aug 11 09:47

N.J.'s congressional freshmen off to Israel

While Congress is out until after Labor Day, freshmen U.S. Reps. Donald Norcross, Tom MacArthur and Bonnie Watson Coleman are visiting Israel.

The three New Jersey first-term lawmakers are members of the bipartisan delegation being sponsored by the educational and charitable arm of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the powerful pro-Israel lobbying group. As a charitable and educational organization, the American Israel Education Foundation is allowed to fund congressional trips.

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Aug 11 09:35

Anti-Iran lobby chief backs Iran accord, steps down

Former US senator Joe Lieberman has been named chairman of “United Against Nuclear Iran,” as the lobbying group’s president steps down because he supports the nuclear agreement with Iran.

Aug 11 08:49

Former Head of Shin Bet Says De Facto Jewish Terrorist State Being Formed On The West Bank

Yuval Diskin, the former head of Israel’s Internal Security Service (known as the Shabak or the Shin Bet) said the government of Israel does not want to deal with Jewish terrorism and that a de facto Jewish terrorist state is being formed in the West Bank. And he blames not only government apathy – he also blames Zionist Orthodox rabbis who lobby for easy treatment of the few young settler terrorists Israel catches.

Aug 11 08:46

Vatican wants Israel to bring charges against Jewish extremist

A representative body of the Catholic Church in Israel has urged Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein and prosecutors to indict Ben-Zion Gopstein, a Jewish radical who recently advocated for the burning of churches in Israel.

Aug 11 08:45

Livni Seeks Hearing on Netanyahu's Campaign in U.S. Against Iran Deal

MK Tzipi Livni (Zionist Union) is demanding that Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman Tzahi Hanegbi convene the committee urgently to discuss Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s campaign in Congress and among American Jews against the Iran nuclear deal.

Aug 11 08:45

Palestinian Arson Victims Not Eligible Under Israeli Compensation Law

Though there’s no dispute in Israel that the July 31 arson attack on the Dawabsheh family in Duma was a terror attack, the family won’t be entitled to the government compensation granted Israeli victims of terror.

Aug 11 08:44

Burning Churches Is Legitimate Under Jewish Law

In the Jewish State, Orthodox Jews do burn churches and they do it in the name of the Torah and in accordance with their interpretation of the Jewish religion. In an unusually brave article, Ynet revealed yesterday that, Bentzi Gophstein, the head of Lehave, an Orthodox Jewish organisation dedicated to preventing assimilation in the Holy Land, said that he unquestionably supports burning churches and 'houses of idolatry.' Gophstein further stated that church burning is a legitimate act under Jewish law.

Aug 11 08:19

Israel expects US Congress to block Iran nuclear deal, top Likud figure says

Israel anticipates that the US Congress will heed its call and vote down the Iran nuclear deal against the wishes of the Obama administration, the head of the powerful Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee told Israel Radio on Tuesday.

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Aren't you tired of a US Congress that heeds the call of a foreign government?

Aug 11 07:55

Israeli Missteps Take a Toll

How the mighty have fallen! Was it really such a short time ago that Israel could demand that the United States jump, and the U.S.’s immediate response was ‘how high’? Was it in just the last year, that whatever Israel wanted from the U.S., all it had to do was hint at it, and the desired prize, whatever it was, would be immediately delivered? From vetoes in the United Nations, to bombs to kill Palestinians, to lies about Israeli security risks, to defending genocide, if Israel wanted it, the U.S. delivered it.

Aug 11 07:53

Netanyahu anti-Iran drive strains U.S. ties, isolates Israel: president

Israel's president suggested on Thursday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been overzealous in opposing the Iran nuclear deal, opening a "battlefront" with Washington and isolating his country.
Reuven Rivlin, who holds the largely ceremonial head of state post, argued in three separate newspaper interviews that Netanyahu's vigorous campaign against last month's nuclear deal between world powers and Iran could ultimately hurt Israel.

Aug 10 21:36

DC’s Absurd Choice: a Nuclear Deal or War on Iran

snip: We already know, because the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors have repeatedly inspected Iran’s nuclear energy programs and reactors and verified the fact, that no bomb-making work has been going on in Iran for years. Iran has no weapons-grade uranium 235 and no plutonium. Even the US intelligence services and Israel’s Mossad leaders past and present have said that Iran has no nuclear weapons program underway.

Aug 10 21:34

What If Bibi Wins?

snip: Since this diplomatic agreement is obviously good news for the world, the UN Security Council has unanimously approved it and only one of the UN’s 193 member states, Israel, is currently opposed to it. The choice before members of Congress is thus a clear and simple one: Do they owe their primary allegiance and loyalty to the United States of America or to Israel? [...] All the signs suggest that, if Obama “wins”, even by a hair’s breadth, he will immediately seek to “compensate” Israel for his unprecedented act of disobedience though a significant increase in the amount of America’s annual tribute payment to Israel, through even deeper military largesse and cooperation and through continuing American diplomatic and political support at the United Nations and elsewere.

Aug 10 19:35

President Bernie Sanders

Stuck in a perpetual post-9/11 milieu of uncontested false flag terror: the never ending war on terror only benefiting Israel; impoverished by an economic collapse engineered by an unprosecuted banking cabal, homeless, penniless, jobless; imprisoned in a high-tech DHS police state, spied upon by space-based and weaponized drones; living in an open air toxic waste pit: vaccinated, chem-trailed, fracked and Fukushima irradiated Americans will receive Bernie Sanders as their savior. But, Sanders, the good Kibbutz'er, Zionist will only take the continuity of government tools already made available; open up the FEMA camps in preparation of the "final solution" for millions of Americans.

Aug 10 18:42

Phony Israeli Crackdown on Violent Settler Zealots

snip: Israeli journalist Nahum Barnea took issue with his comments saying:

“This criminal behavior must be rooted out, and everyone knows where the roots are: in the incitement of the settler rabbis, in the Israeli governments that over and over again approved the settlers’ illegal acts, in the leniency of the judges and in the powerlessness of the Shin Bet, the army and the police.”

Israeli law enforcement agencies have plenty of power. They don’t use it against violent settlers. They target innocent Palestinians repressively - for political and racist reasons, not for criminality.

Ultranationalist infrastructure minister Uzi Landau supports extremist settlers. He calls Palestinians critical of their radicalism “anti-Semites…seek(ing) to undermine our right to exist here.” He claims violent elements are few in number - ignoring near daily incidents.

Aug 10 13:19

Obama Isolates Netanyahu as Head of Warmongers

The most worrisome part of Obama’s address was his reference to the Israeli government’s opposition to the nuclear agreement. What he said is liable to be seen in the not-so-distant future as a real turning point in the strategic relations between Jerusalem and Washington.
Obama marked Netanyahu not as a major ally, but as his greatest political rival. While he noted that he understands Netanyahu’s concerns and believes his intentions are sincere, this expression of empathy was merely an introduction to a sharp attack on the prime minister. At times you could hear Obama’s disdain for Netanyahu, as when he unconsciously imitated the latter’s baritone from his speeches against the nuclear agreement. “It’s a bad deal, we need a better deal,” he said, as he deepened his voice.

Aug 10 12:18

Shocker: ‘NYT’ runs front page press release for AIPAC warning Obama to cool his jets

This is a shocker. The New York Times has thrown in completely with the biggest Israel lobby group, AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, in its battle with President Obama. The Times‘s front page story titled “Fears of Lasting Rift as Obama Battles Pro-Israel Group on Iran” is a public relations release for AIPAC, written by Julie Hirschfeld Davis.

Aug 10 10:58

Netanyahu to Democratic Congressmen: I Won’t Tell You How to Vote on Iran Deal

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"But if you guess wrong,. no more AIPAC money for you!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Aug 10 10:48

Israel frees suspects in Palestinian toddler's death

Israel has released all suspects held in connection with the firebombing of a Palestinian home that killed an 18-month-old baby and his father.

An Israeli official said on Monday that all the suspects arrested on Sunday were freed, but did not provide further details, including their number.

A Palestinian toddler was burnt to death in an arson attack by Israeli settlers against his house in the village of Duma in the West Bank on July 31.

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If a Palestinian throws a rock at an Israeli, they go to jail for twenty years (if they are not shot dead on the spot).

Aug 10 09:22

ZIOTERROR TAKES TO THE INTERNET

A mixed Jewish-Arab school in Jerusalem filed a complaint with police on Sunday about a threatening comment posted on a Google-owned navigation app, as Israel experiences a rise in hate crimes by far-right Israelis.

Aug 10 08:18

Israeli settlers set fire to Palestinian farmlands

Member of the council of Burin Village Waleed Obaid said that a number of settlers snuck into the eastern areas of the village and set fire to over than 10,000 square metres of pasture lands.

The settlers, who came from a nearby illegal settlement, withdrew safely under the protection of the Israeli occupation's troops, he explained.

Palestinian firefighters arrived on the scene to deal with the blaze however they were had gas canisters and plastic bullets shot at them by the Israeli troops.

Aug 10 08:04

Netanyahu and His Marionettes

Benjamin Netanyahu is laying siege to the Congress of the United States, not for the first time. He has thrown his voice and channeled his influence into the arena of American legislative politics, to abort the P5+1 nuclear settlement with Iran, which was signed on July 14 by the US, Britain, France, Germany, China, and Russia. The Israeli strong man's latest intervention is in keeping with the rest of his political career. Netanyahu owes all his importance and his success to actions that have been purely destructive.

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All Netanyahu can do is keep the US out of the Iran deal. The other nations are already moving ahead making deals with Tehran for oil and export markets. Israel's meddling will harm US companies, and not Iran. Netanyahu needs another 9-11 to get war with Iran going.

Aug 10 07:34

Emails reveal Hillary Clinton’s anti-BDS meddling in Scotland film fest

Recently released emails show that Hillary Clinton tried to intervene in a 2009 row over an Israeli donation to the Edinburgh International Film Festival, according to The Scotsman.

In May 2009, the festival had announced that it was returning a sum of just over $450 which it had been offered to pay for an Israeli filmmaker to attend.

Festival publicists stated at the time that it was “a mistake to accept the 300 [British pounds] from the Israeli embassy” following a campaign headed by major names in British cinema, including director Ken Loach.

According to the new revelations, Clinton was alerted to the issue by a university friend of her husband, former US President Bill Clinton.

Aug 10 07:33

US Should Bring Israel Down a Peg – Buchanan

Netanyahu is not giving up on his goal to sabotage the deal even though undermining Israel's close ties with the US could be a far greater threat than anything the nuclear agreement could bring along.

For a state that is often seen as an outsider at international forums, consistent backing from the US is essential… And $3 billion a year in military aid doesn't hurt either. Despite all that, Netanyahu keeps seeking ways to mobilize Congress against the White House to destroy the ultimate achievement in Obama's career, and it's not as if his manipulations are in vain thus far.

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At this point Netanyahu appears to be totally wrapped up in his ego. He is going to wreck the Iran deal because HE wants it, and it doesn't matter what damage he causes to the images of the US and Israeli governments in the process.

Aug 10 07:13

How low will Israel stoop to win the propaganda war?

“The Israel Project”, a US media advocacy group, has produced a revised training manual to help the worldwide Zionist movement win the propaganda war, keep their ill-gotten territorial gains and persuade international audiences to accept that their crimes are necessary and conform to “shared values” between Israel and the civilized West.

It’s a clever document.

The manual teaches how to justify the slaughter, the ethnic cleansing, the land-grabbing, the cruelty and the blatant disregard for international law and UN resolutions, and make it all smell sweeter with a liberal squirt of the aerosol of persuasive language. It is designed to hoodwink us ignorant and gullible Americans and Europeans into believing that we actually share values with the racist regime in Israel and that its abominable behaviour is therefore deserving of our support.

Aug 10 06:16

Hijacking the Rhetoric

Holocaust could be countered, neutralized and nullified with 100 million African slave victims of Jewish slave traders, 60 million Christian Russian victims of Jewish Communism, 8 million Holodomor, 1.5 million Armenian genocide, 15 million burnt German victims, and the still on-going Palestinian and Middle Eastern genocide.

Aug 10 00:07

Israel Makes Arrests Following Arson Attack in West Bank

Among those taken into custody were two well-known "ultranationalists," Meir Ettinger and Eviatar Slonim, who were arrested last week but on Sunday placed in "administrative detention," which allows suspects to be held without trial for up to six months. The controversial practice is often used against Palestinian detainees, but rarely against Israelis.

Aug 09 23:30

US press blacks out Israeli defense minister’s citation of ‘Nagasaki and Hiroshima’ as model for dealing with Iran

The mainstream media are once again covering up crazy/scary/rightwing Israeli attitudes. Jodi Rudoren of the New York Times, for instance, is of the opinion that only a “small strain” in Israeli society is for holding on to the West Bank. It’s no wonder that the Times hasn’t covered Ya’alon’s frightening statement.

Aug 09 18:24

Israeli settlers set ablaze Palestinian land in West Bank

Israeli settlers have conducted yet another arson attack against Palestinian property by setting ablaze hundreds of acres of open land in the occupied West Bank, officials say.

Local sources and senior Palestinian officials confirmed on Sunday that the arson attack was carried out near the village of Burin, located south of Nablus.

There has been no word on possible casualties.

Aug 09 13:02

A far flung fight for justice in Palestine

Lawrence Davidson explains, using the example of Australia, how the scattering of Palestinian refugees throughout the Western world has challenged the image Israel presents of itself as a modern, civilised nation, exposing Zionism’s barbarity.

Aug 09 10:26

Did Jonathan Pollard Really Cause Antisemitism?

Did jailed Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard’s actions provoke anti-semitism in the United States?

In the days leading up to the July 28 revelation that the U.S. has granted Pollard parole and that he will be released from federal prison on Nov. 20, that charge was made by former State Department counsel Abraham Sofaer. Commenting on then-unconfirmed reports that Pollard would be paroled, Sofaer—who was part of the U.S. team that investigated the Pollard affair in the 1980s—claimed Pollard “created a terrible situation for American Jews who then obviously [were] all the more suspected.”

Aug 09 10:25

Why Pollard Should Never Be Released (The Traitor)

Pollard, these officials told me, had done far more damage to American national security than was ever made known to the public; for example, he betrayed elements of four major American intelligence systems. In their eyes, there is no distinction between betraying secrets to an enemy, such as the Soviet Union, and betraying secrets to an ally... Many officials said they were convinced that information Pollard sold to the Israelis had ultimately wound up in the hands of the Soviet Union...

Aug 09 10:16

Obama ushers in the crisis of the Israel lobby

In his new book on the US and Israel, former Israeli ambassador Michael Oren says that all the young Ivy Leaguers who went to work for President Obama had read The Israel Lobby, by Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, and that it was their playbook for understanding the Middle East. (Along with Edward Said’s Orientalism).

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Aug 09 10:14

The Forces Behind Schumer's Rejection of Iran Deal

While AIPAC and other anti-deal groups spent up to $40 million in TV ads, liberal groups have already come out rejecting NY Senator Schumer as the next party leader

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Basically, AIPAC is holding out the carrot of the party leadership to Schumer, underscoring once again that the US Congress is a puppet ruler for a foreign power!

Aug 09 10:12

Israeli Christians file complaint against extremist Israeli settlers' leader

On Friday, the Heads of Catholic churches in Israel filed an official complaint to the Israeli police against the extremist settlers' leader Rabbi Bentzi Gopstein, who heads the extremist settlers' group Lehava, Israeli media reported.

During a panel debate held on Tuesday discussing idol worship, Gopstein said that he was willing to spend 50 years in prison for burning churches.

In their complaint, the Catholic leaders said they were deeply concerned about the recent increase in hate crime and attacks against Christian holy sites.

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Aug 09 07:03

Israeli DM Slams Iran Deal, Talks Up Killing Scientists

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon today loudly condemned the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran, calling it “appeasement” and insisting it was an “historic mistake” that the world would pay a terrible price for. As usual, he talked up the use of military force against Iran.

He also talked up assassinating Iranian scientists. When asked about the past killings and whether Israel will kill more scientists, Ya’alon declared that the killings were just Israel “defending ourselves,” adding “I’m not responsible for the lives of Iranian scientists.”

Aug 09 07:02

Nine Arrested in Crackdown on Suspected Jewish Terrorists

The Shin Bet security service and Israel Police arrested nine people Sunday morning as part of a crackdown on suspected Jewish terrorists.

Aug 09 07:02

Comedian Jackie Mason Lauds Mike Huckabee's Israel Stance During Debate

"I think if he ever becomes president, he's going to move the White House to Tel Aviv," the legendary comedian says of the Republican candidate.

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What if it isn't a joke? :)

Aug 09 06:59

Obama says Israeli interference in US affairs over Iran deal unprecedented

Amid fierce battle between White House and pro-Israel lobby for Congressional votes, president says he doesn’t recall a ‘similar example’ of outside intervention

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Then Obama hasn't been paying attention. It's never been this overt and obvious, but Israel has been tinkering with the internal affairs of this nation for more than half a century, and that is fifty years way too long!

Aug 09 06:46

Home About Antiwar.com Donate Blog US Casualties Contact Latest NewsIsraeli DM Slams Iran Deal, Talks Up Killing Scientists

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon today loudly condemned the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran, calling it “appeasement” and insisting it was an “historic mistake” that the world would pay a terrible price for. As usual, he talked up the use of military force against Iran.

He also talked up assassinating Iranian scientists. When asked about the past killings and whether Israel will kill more scientists, Ya’alon declared that the killings were just Israel “defending ourselves,” adding “I’m not responsible for the lives of Iranian scientists.”

Though Israel never publicly, officially confirmed the killings, they were implicated in five different assassinations of Iranian scientists from 2012-2014. Israeli politicians, despite this being a “secret,” often reference the killings as proof of their seriousness about Iran.

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Targeted serial genocide; that's ALWAYS the Israeli way!!

Aug 09 06:36

Anti-War Donors Pledge To Withhold $8.3 Million In Potential Donations From Schumer, Iran Deal Opponents

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) preserved support from his hawkish pro-Israel base with his promise to vote down the Iran nuclear deal on Thursday night -- but will now have to answer to a group of anti-war liberal advocacy organizations who claim that Schumer’s opposition to the diplomatic accord with Iran renders him unfit for the role of the party’s leader in the Senate.

In less than 24 hours since Schumer’s announcement, 17,636 members of MoveOn, a progressive advocacy group, have committed to withhold $8.3 million they would have contributed to Schumer and other Democrats who oppose the Iran deal, the group told The Huffington Post on Friday.

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I am sure that Israel will pony up these funds and make up for the shortfall.

There are many things about which I disagree intensely with this Administration; the Iran deal is not one of them.

Schumer, and those who opposed this deal in Congress, should be made to register as agents of a foreign government, period, end of discussion, and that country is Israel.

They are no longer fit to lead or serve in the US, because they no longer represent their alleged constituents at all, and have become thoroughly useless to the American people.

Aug 08 13:04

Burning churches legitimate under Jewish law

Commentators on modern Jewish history are often puzzled by the animosity of secular Jews toward gentiles. Particularly puzzling is the scale of Jewish ‘revolutionary’ violence towards Christianity and churches in particular. It is no secret that Bolshevism set many churches ablaze. The International Brigade followed a similar pattern in Spain (1936). It is an established fact that Yiddish was the lingua franca of the International Brigade that was formed following a tidal wave of Church burning by the Republicans. That act of barbarism didn’t seem to deter the salt of the Jewish Left who rushed to liberate Spain in the name of the ‘International’. And yet, historically, this kind of barbaric act was never associated with rabbinical Judaism.

Aug 08 11:14

Israel Murders Father of Immolated Palestinian Baby

snip: Saad’s wife Riham and four-year-old son Ahmad remain in critical condition - suffering from third-degree burns covering most of their bodies. They’re clinging to life precariously.

Longstanding Israeli high crimes against defenseless Palestinians continue unaccountably. Settlers are protected by Israeli soldiers and police. They commit violence and vandalism repeatedly. Rarely is anyone held accountable.

Aug 08 08:01

Forget Iran Bibi Just Wants to Humiliate Obama on His Own Turf

In any event, the prolonged confrontation between Obama and Netanyahu over the Iran agreement took a quantum leap this week. Only God knows how Israel could possibly emerge well from this battle, regardless of whether the accord is approved by Congress. Netanyahu was asked about what comes next, after Congress either supports the deal, or votes against it with a majority large enough to supersede a presidential veto. The prime minister did not provide a satisfactory answer. The questioner came away with the impression that he is waging a battle for its own sake, for the satisfaction of humiliating the president. He longs to defeat Obama on the latter’s home turf.

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This is a battle over who runs the United States, Netanyahu or Obama. The rest of the world will not abide by what Congress decides on the deal. They are already in Tehran signing contracts! This is a dick-measuring contest between Bibi and Barack. Netanyahu is out to prove that Israel still rules the United States, which is why the full-court press continues!

Aug 08 07:51

Fears of Lasting Rift as Obama Battles Pro-Israel Group on Iran

President Obama had a tough message for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or Aipac, the powerful pro-Israel group that is furiously campaigning against the Iran nuclear accord, when he met with two of its leaders at the White House this week. The president accused Aipac of spending millions of dollars in advertising against the deal and spreading false claims about it, people in the meeting recalled.

So Mr. Obama told the Aipac leaders that he intended to hit back hard.

Aug 07 16:43

Israel behind assassinations of Iran nuclear scientists, Ya'alon hints

Israel's defense minister hinted on Friday that the Jewish state's intelligence services were behind the rash of killings of Iranian nuclear scientists. In an interview with the German-language Der Spiegel, Moshe Ya'alon said that he bore no responsibility "for the life expectancy of Iranian scientists."

Aug 07 12:48

Hamas and Fatah complicity in the Israeli occupation

Uri Avnery argues that through their divisions and mutual hatreds, Hamas in Gaza and the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank are complicit in the Israeli occupation's strategy of divide and rule.

Aug 07 12:46

Hamas and Fatah complicity in the Israeli occupation

Uri Avnery argues that through their divisions and mutual hatreds, Hamas in Gaza and the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank are complicit in the Israeli occupation's strategy of divide and rule.

Aug 07 12:23

Israel Retaliates for Rocket Fire From Gaza With Airstrike

Military spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner says that "multiple rockets" have been fired at Israel from Gaza this month alone and warned that "Hamas must fulfill its responsibilities or face the consequences."

Israel holds Gaza's Hamas rulers responsible for all attacks stemming from the territory.

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Even the Israeli ones!

Aug 07 09:01

Which U.S. Senators Want War on Iran

Senators rallying and whipping their colleagues to support the Iran agreement: 0.

Senators admitting that Iran has had no nuclear weapons program and has never threatened or been a threat to the United States: 0.

Senators pushing the false idea that Iran is a nuclear threat but indicating they will vote to support the agreement precisely in order to counter that threat: 16
(Tammy Baldwin, Barbara Boxer, Dick Durbin, Dianne Feinstein, Kirsten Gillibrand, Martin Heinrich, Tim Kaine, Angus King, Patrick Leahy, Chris Murphy, Bill Nelson, Jack Reed, Bernie Sanders, Jeanne Shaheen, Tom Udall, Elizabeth Warren)

Republican (and "Libertarian") senators indicating they will try to kill the agreement, thereby moving the United States toward a war on Iran: 54.
(All of them.)

Democratic senators inspired during the repulsive Republican debate Thursday night to announce that they will try to kill the deal (and would rather have a war): 1.
(Charles Schumer.)

Aug 07 08:49

IF YOU LOVE ISRAEL YOU MUST CONDEMN ITS HATRED OF HUMANITY

It’s crucial, though, to speak out. Friends of Israel who want it to live up to its best ideals, to be a Jewish state in the truest sense, must not be intimidated into silence. Israelis who share our values need our voices behind them.

Aug 07 08:11

In Israel, Democratic whip hearing out Iran deal opponents

Steny Hoyer has not yet decided how to cast his Iran vote, but he’s telling Israelis that whatever happens, the Israeli-American relationship will thrive.

Rep. Hoyer, D-Md., the minority whip in the US House of Representatives, called JTA from Israel, where he is visiting for the 14th time.

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Your relationship may thrive. Personally, I am ready for a divorce from Israel!

Aug 07 07:55

Defying Obama on Iran deal, Schumer cites Hamas

Schumer, who voted for the Iraq War in 2002, says in a long statement that he wants regime change in Iran. The same hardline leaders may well be around for another 35 years, and it’s Iran’s non-nuclear activities in the Middle East that give him the most pause. So it’s about the threat to Israel, through Hezbollah, and Hamas. He cites Gaza!

Aug 07 07:47

Chuck Schumer Breaks With Obama, Will Oppose Iran Deal

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, the chamber's third-ranking Democrat, plans to announce his opposition to the nuclear deal negotiated by the U.S., Iran, and five world powers tomorrow, three people familiar with his thinking tell The Huffington Post.

Schumer's move will come a day after New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Schumer's fellow New York senator, Kirstin Gillibrand, announced their support for the deal. That momentum is blunted by Schumer's pending announcement. Backers of the deal had hoped that if Schumer decided to oppose the deal, he would hold off until the last minute.

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Last week we reported how there was an organized campaign to lobby Schumer to bow to Israel's will.

I guess it worked!

Aug 06 13:30

Israel Is NOT a Democracy

Israel’s leaders hold the country out as a democracy … just like the U.S.

Of course, America is officially no longer a democracy … as wealth is so concentrated that it has broken the political system.

The same thing is true in Israel …

Aug 06 12:59

Lawmakers take well-timed Israel trip paid for by AIPAC charitable arm

Fifty eight House members — 22 Democrats and 36 Republicans — are making a biannual trip this month to Israel, right before Congress is set to consider the controversial Iran nuclear deal.

The trip is being paid for by the American Israel Education Foundation, the charitable arm of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

The foundation sponsors the travel every two years for freshman House members. But this year’s sojourn takes on extra importance after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vocally condemned the Iran deal negotiated by the Obama administration, which is the focus of a fierce fight in Congress.

Aug 06 11:20

Obama: "Netanyahu refuses to meet with me, wants to continue fighting over Iran

In a briefing before 22 Jewish leaders US President Barack Obama said that he is ready to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and discuss the necessary measures needed to make Israel feel safer after the Iran deal.

According to Obama, sadly Netanyahu refused to hold a meeting. Saying the meeting would be seen as waving a white flag, because Netanyahu wants to continue fighting over the deal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu has bet his political image and Israeli control over the US Government on stopping the Iran deal. To quit is to lose his control over both Israel and the US. American politicians, seeing the failure of this latest Israel "full court press" will be emboldened to ignore future Israeli demands.

Aug 06 11:18

Iran to get Chinese J-10 fighters in return for oil rights

Iran will become the second overseas user of Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group's J-10 fighter without paying a dollar to China by signing a contract to allow Beijing to exploit its largest oilfield over the next 20 years, according to our sister paper Want Daily.

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To illustrate how convoluted this deal is, the J-10 is a Chinese manufactured version of Israel's Lavi, developed by Israel at US taxpayer expense, then licensed by Israel for manufacture to other countries.

Aug 06 11:12

Head of Lehava organization: “I support burning churches”

A scandal erupted at a panel discussion held in the Wolfson Yeshiva in Jerusalem, when the chairman of Lehava organization Benzi Gopstein openly declared his support for the torching of churches.

Aug 06 10:01

CHILD MURDERS CONTINUE IN ISRAEL ~~ SILENCE CONTINUES IN WESTERN MEDIA

Not for the first time, Western media have been extremely accommodating to Israeli propagandists. The crocodile tears of Israeli politicians over one child’s death are treated as if they are genuine. Yet European and American journalists have not stopped to ask why the same politicians failed to condemn the killing of other young Palestinians on the same day.

If those journalists did some serious analysis or research, they would realize that the killing of baby Ali was not an aberration. Palestinian children and teenagers are regularly killed by Israelis.

Aug 06 10:00

State of Palestine: Four killed as Israeli rocket from Gaza war explodes *GRAPHIC*

Four members of the same family died and 43 people were injured after an Israeli military rocket left over from the 50-day attack on Gaza last summer exploded, in the Gaza Strip on Thursday. The deceased and the injured were taken to a hospital in Rafah, where a crowd gathered to pay their respects.

Aug 06 09:58

Tell Congress: Hold a Pro-BDS Hearing

Last month, Congress held its first-ever hearing on the Palestinian civil society-led campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel...without a single Palestinian witness or supporter of BDS!

Instead, the hearing featured witnesses such as the CEO of SodaStream International, which is based in an illegal Israeli settlement, making it one of the primary corporate targets of BDS campaigns.

Tell Congress you support BDS as a nonviolent strategy for ending Israel's oppression of Palestinians and want to see a second hearing with pro-BDS witnesses.

If we get 10,000 signatures on this petition, then we'll deliver it to the Congressional committee which held the hearing.

Aug 06 09:53

Israeli President Rivlin: Netanyahu's Anti-Iran Drive Isolates Israel

Israel's president suggested on Thursday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been overzealous in opposing the Iran nuclear deal, opening a "battlefront" with Washington and isolating his country.

Reuven Rivlin, who holds the largely ceremonial head of state post, argued in three separate newspaper interviews that Netanyahu's vigorous campaign against last month's nuclear deal between world powers and Iran could ultimately hurt Israel.

A former right-wing politician with a history of strained ties to the prime minister, Rivlin has voiced his own reservations about the deal but put it in a wider diplomatic context in the interviews.

"I am very worried about the battlefront that has opened up between (U.S. President Barack) Obama and Netanyahu and the (state of) relations between the United States and Israel," he told the Maariv newspaper.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on Rivlin!!

Aug 06 09:44

Netanyahu: ‘This Deal Will Bring War’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Even if I have to start one myself!!!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Aug 06 09:43

Obama Isolates Netanyahu as Head of Warmongers

In a speech that is liable to be seen as turning point in U.S.-Israeli relations, president clarified that the two countries' security interests are not always the same.

Aug 06 09:42

Game over for Labour Friends of Israel?

These must be worrying times for Labour Friends of Israel (LFI).

The prospect of Jeremy Corbyn being elected the UK Labour Party’s new leader is something of a nightmarish scenario for its internal Israel lobby. Not only is Corbyn a long-standing defender of Palestinian rights, he stated that Tony Blair should be tried for war crimes in a BBC interview yesterday.

Despite — or perhaps because of — all the carnage Blair caused in Iraq, the former prime minister is still spoken of in reverential tones at LFI gatherings.

Recent comments from the LFI hierarchy prove that it is an amoral organization.

Jennifer Gerber, its director, claimed in July that “something has gone badly wrong with Labour’s once warm relationship with the [Jewish] community.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Maybe the British are just as sick of living under puppet rule as the Americans are!

Aug 06 09:35

US senator: A military strike could send Iran ‘back to day zero’

Republican Tom Cotton, a prominent opponent of the nuclear deal, tells Israeli reporters US must maintain ‘credible threat of force’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, Tom, if you really feel that way about it... Here's your rifle. Here's your parachute. We ran out of the desert camo but here's a bright da-glo orange jumpsuit from the CIA's torture centers. Watch your head climbing into that transport aircraft, and we will call Tehran and tell them you are on your way to kick their butts all by yourself.

But We The People remember the lies about stolen incubators that tricked us into the first invasion of Iraq.

We The People remember the lies about Saddam's nuclear weapons that tricked us into the second invasion of Iraq.

We The People remember how only a year ago you tried to trick us into war with Syria with more lies about poison gas.

We The People remember how there weren't really torpedoes in the Gulf of Tonkin or a Spanish mine in Havana Harbor, but how there really WERE weapons on board the Lusitania.

In short, We The People remember all the lies, frauds, and deceptions used to trick us into wars of conquest, to send our young people out to die in wars created out of thin air by and for the money-junkies. I think it is time that we have a new rule in America; that those who want war are the first to the front lines. You are all splendidly brave with the lives of other peoples' children. Let's see the true measure of your courage and commitment to war.

You first!

And just to keep you honest, please recall that Iran has not initiated a war of conquest against another nation in over 200 years; a sharp contrast to the US and Israel, which these days cannot seem to go two months without invading, drone-striking, or overthrowing someone else's nation!

Aug 06 09:32

Al Jazeera The Day Israel Attacked America

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Starting at 2:06, this show plays a recording made during the actual attack, proving that Israel KNEW they were trying to sink a US ship, the USS Liberty.

Aug 06 09:27

Arab League calls for Jewish settlers to be prosecuted

The Arab League's "Arab Peace Initiative Committee" has called for Jewish settlers and their organisations to be placed on terrorist lists and prosecuted in international courts for their crimes.

According to a report by Anadolu, the committee also called for regional and international discussions for a new draft resolution by the UN Security Council about the terrorism by Israeli settlers against the Palestinians. The draft requests the council to bear its responsibility for bringing an end to Israeli settlement building in the land earmarked for the state of Palestine, especially in occupied East Jerusalem.

Aug 06 09:14

Obama tells Americans it is ‘abrogation of my constitutional duty’ to defer to Israel on Iran Deal

President Obama just gave his strongest speech yet in support of the Iran deal. At the end, he called on the public to call up your representatives and tell them what kind of America we want to be. And he both honored the role of the Israel lobby in our politics and then defied it.

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