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Jul 15 07:11

Congress again snorts 'Israel dust' on Gaza

The Israel Lobby is at it again, prowling the halls of Congress to give out its required doses of “Israel dust” where they must witness it being snorted by their helpers, similar to American prison guards making sure their charges swallow their daily mood control drugs to keep them docile.

We have all been here before, watching our Congress grovel to a foreign lobby like trained circus animals. It actually has become a competition to see who can grovel the most. The snorting recipe for this week is the usual blank check support to Israel for anything it wants to do to the Palestinians simply by claiming it is a self defense measure and invoking America's long time pledges to defend Israel. But this is a blatant fraud. The Zionists are the attackers, as they always are.

Jul 15 07:10

Canada gives Israel 'firm' support for Gaza attack

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said his country 'unequivocally' backs Israel and its right of self-defense in the conflict that left casualties only on the Palestinian side.

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Okay Canadians, you know who Harper works for and it is NOT Canada!

Jul 15 07:07

American-Arab group boycotts White House iftar, citing Israeli strikes, NSA snooping

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee is boycotting government iftars, including tonight’s White House event hosted by President Obama, citing what it says is “the government’s condoning of the current slaughter of Palestinians in Palestine and the spying of American Arabs and Muslims domestically.”

More than 160 Palestinians have reportedly died in Israel’s offensive against the militant Islamist group Hamas, which controls Gaza, but the committee said the “deplorable situation, brought on by Israel’s U.S.-sanctioned illegal occupation of Palestine, has received no direct action from President Obama.”

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White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that administration has expressed concerns about casualties " that has been sustained on both sides"...

Setting aside that as of this moment there are no casualties on the Israeli side, the difference is that US government supports Israel's aggression and what's called self-defense, and never gave the same right of self-defense to Palestinians.

Jul 15 07:02

Once Again, Israel is Defeated

The situation is clear. Israel is desperate for a break in the violence. In spite of its endless ‘bravado,’ and military might, Israel lacks the military capacity and the courage to encounter Palestinian resistance on the ground. The Israeli elite recognizes that the military can’t resolve the problem, if anything, its extensive use would diminish Israeli manoeuvrability on the international front.

Hamas, on the other hand, has won its biggest military, political and ideological victory to date - it has managed to deliver some elementary messages to all of Israeli society:

You are living on our Palestinian stolen land, our Right to Return is elementary and is not negotiable. You Israelis do not belong here, you never did, and you had better consider your options immediately.

Jul 15 06:39

SAFA IMAGES - Gaza Under Attack

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Constantly updated.

Jul 15 06:28

On Israeli Defeat and the Future of Jewish Politics

Alimuddin Usmani: After “Cast lead” in 2009 and “Pillar of Defense” in 2012, the Israeli army has launched operation “Protective Edge” in July 2014 against Gaza. What is the purpose of these repeated large scale military operations?

Gilad Atzmon: It is important to note that Israel hasn’t won a single military battle since 1973. True, it has killed many Arabs, but it hasn’t managed to achieve any of its military objectives.

Jul 15 06:16

Israel approves, Hamas rejects Egyptian-proposed Gaza truce

Israel sees in the Egyptian-proposed Gaza truce an opportunity to strip the Palestinian enclave of rockets but is prepared to redouble military action there if the cross-border launches persist, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday.

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Recently-returned-to-US-puppet-rule Egypt suggested that HAMAS surrender all of its weapons, but leave Israel's occupation and starvation blockade intact. This means that the next time Israel pulls a false-flag and launches an unprovoked attack, Palestine would be wholly defensive. I can see why HAMAS rejected this deal.

HAMAS is offering a counter deal in which Israel ends the occupation and opens the borders, but Israel is refusing that offer as their real goal is recapture of the land and the natural gas fields off of the coast of Gaza.

Jul 15 06:12

Islamic State Terrorism, Iran And Syria Are Now Prepped For The Next False Flag Event

Jul 15 06:03

The Truthseeker: Who Has Nukes in the Middle East

Jul 15 05:58

Gaza Under Attack, day 7 photo story

3594 attacks, 2269 by rockets, 685 navy projectile, 640 artillery shell were shot to Gaza

Jul 15 04:33

Israelis Watch Bombs Drop on Gaza From Front-Row Seats

Last Wednesday night, as he stood on a hilltop outside the Israeli town of Sderot and watched the bombardment of Gaza on the plain below, a Danish newspaper reporter snapped an iPhone photo of about a dozen locals who cheered on their military from plastic chairs while eating popcorn.

Allan Sørensen, a veteran Middle East correspondent for Denmark’s Kristeligt Dagblad, then uploaded the image to Twitter with a sardonic caption that described the macabre scene as “Sderot cinema.”

The image of the Israeli spectators was taken after 9 p.m. local time on Wednesday night, the reporter said, which was about the same time that what was intended to be a “precision strike,” from Israel’s military killed at least eight of their Palestinian neighbors, seated in similar plastic chairs at a beachside cafe in Gaza, waiting to watch the World Cup semifinal between Argentina and the Netherlands.

Jul 15 03:13

Israeli excesses provoke Hamas

Jul 14 22:58

Gaza health officials accuse Israel using banned arms in offensive

A senior Palestinian health official accused the Israeli army on Sunday of using internationally prohibited weapons as the Jewish state's "Operation Protective Edge" that targets the Islamist Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip enters the seventh consecutive day.

Jul 14 22:56

Over 180 Palestinians killed, thousands flee as Israel broadens bombing blitz

There's no respite for the people of Gaza, in Israel's now week-long anti-terrorist operation. Thousands have fled - with the number of Palestinians killed reaching 175, most of them civilian. The UN says 32 of them are children - and calls the situation in the region devastating and unpredictable.

Jul 14 21:05

What if Hamas dumped all their rockets in the sea tomorrow?

“There will be no peace and no justice unless the root causes of the conflict are addressed. The roots of the conflict lie in Israel’s decades-long illegal occupation of the West Bank, the building of illegal settlements in the occupied territories, the forced take-over of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem, and the effective establishment of an apartheid system that systematically removes the most basic human rights of Palestinians.”

Jul 14 19:09

For Whom do the Bells Toll in Gaza?

Please, help me to understand how the Muslims around the world and the Middle Eastern Arabs can sit along side of Egypt and watch the Israeli carnage of the Palestinian people?

Jul 14 18:22

On the ground in Gaza: Batsh family decimated in Israeli air strike

As the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip continues and the bodies continue to pile up, Palestinians try to maintain a semblance of normal life while old and young mourn the losses of friends and families. Noor Harazeen reports for Middle East Eye in Gaza.

Jul 14 18:14

Israel’s atrocity and the West’s ignorance…

Israel appears to have “planned” a war to divert international attention from the fact that it was to blame for a failure of futile peace talks and to undermine the newly formed Palestinian unity government

Jul 14 17:22

ISRAEL'S REAL PURPOSE IN GAZA OPERATION? TO KILL ARABS

Since the first Lebanon war over 30 years ago, Israel's main strategy has been killing Arabs. The current atrocious war in Gaza is no different.

Jul 14 16:55

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

Jul 14 16:45

Paris: Pro israel provocations before taking cover in synagogue

My theory yesterday:"I say pro palestinians were protesting nearby when they were trolled by pro israelis who then retreated in the synagogue."

New video of the event posted today:

Jul 14 16:00

Israel engaging in human sacrifice in Gaza

Jul 14 14:37

Israel’s atrocity and the West’s ignorance

Jamal Kanj highlights the Western media’s complacent, hollow and ignorant repetition of Israel’s propaganda line on the Gaza conflict, which is regurgitated uncritically and without applying the most basic principles of journalism.

Jul 14 14:35

What if Hamas dumped all its rockets?

Stuart Littlewood argues that the Israelis’ current umpteenth aggression against the people of Gaza has nothing to do with Hamas’s primitive rockets and everything to do with racial domination and land theft.

Jul 14 13:29

DHS agent opens fire during pro-Israel rally

The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed Sunday evening that a Department of Homeland Security agent opened fire during a pro-Israel rally in front of the Westwood Federal Building.

Jul 14 13:28

Israel Inflicts Illegal Collective Punishment on Gaza

Israel has commenced full-scale warfare on the people of Gaza. The recent tensions began about six weeks ago when Israeli forces abducted 17 Palestinian teenage boys in the occupied West Bank. Then, on June 12, three Israeli teenagers were abducted in the southern West Bank; Israel blamed Hamas. After the three youths were found dead, a group of Israelis tortured and killed a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem. Then, on July 7, Israel launched a large military operation dubbed "Operation Protective Edge" in the Gaza Strip.

Jul 14 12:51

Al-Qassam Brigades Ambush Israeli Naval Forces, Foil Infiltration Attempt

Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, said its resistance fighters at dawn Sunday frustrated an infiltration attempt by Israeli naval troops on the beach of Al-Sudaniya area, North of Gaza, and inflicted heavy losses on them.

Jul 14 12:50

Israel’s Incremental Genocide in the Gaza Ghetto

In a September 2006 article for The Electronic Intifada, I defined the Israeli policy towards the Gaza Strip as an incremental genocide.

Israel’s present assault on Gaza alas indicates that this policy continues unabated. The term is important since it appropriately locates Israel’s barbaric action — then and now — within a wider historical context.

Jul 14 12:48

US Congressmen threatened by Israeli lobby: Bruce Gagnon

US lawmakers are threatened by the Israeli lobby not to talk about Israel’s atrocities against Palestinians with losing their jobs in the Congress, an American political analyst says.

“Our Congress has been taken over by people who are afraid of Israel and many people in the United States Congress are threatened by the Israeli lobby and told that if they don’t support Israel, they will be thrown out of office,” Bruce Gagnon from Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space told Press TV on Sunday.

“There have been several cases of congressional representatives who stood up to Israel and then there was a tremendous outpouring of money and lies in their next campaign for election where they’re defeated. So, this has frightened many people inside the Congress who now will never say anything bad about Israel because they’re afraid they lose their jobs,” he added.

Jul 14 12:32

US Congressmen threatened by Israeli lobby: Bruce Gagnon

US lawmakers are threatened by the Israeli lobby not to talk about Israel’s atrocities against Palestinians with losing their jobs in the Congress, an American political analyst says.

Jul 14 12:28

Israel Destroys Gaza Home for Handicapped

On the sixth day of its asymmetrical war against Gaza, Israel destroyed a home for the handicapped in Beit Lahiya, killing two handicapped residents, and wounding three others, including the caretaker.

The destruction of the home came on an early Saturday morning while only five of the 19 severely handicapped residents were in the building.

Jul 14 12:19

Hamas lays out truce terms, says deal not close

The Palestinian Hamas movement said Monday that it would not end hostilities with Israel without concessions by the Jewish state and that no serious efforts towards a truce had been made.

Jul 14 12:16

The Unfolding of Yinon’s “Zionist Plan for the Middle East”: The Crisis in Iraq and the Centrality of the National Interest of Israel

As I brought out in The Transparent Cabal, ignored by the more respectable antiwar crowd as well as the mainstream, a fundamental purpose of the war on Iraq was to ignite the destabilization and fragmentation of Israel’s enemies throughout the Middle East, which has consequently taken place in tandem with a region-wide Sunni—Shiite war.

Moreover, I pointed out that this idea was best articulated, though did not originate, in a lengthy article in Hebrew by Likudnik Oded Yinon in 1982, which Israel Shahak, the perspicacious Israeli dissident,[2] translated in a booklet titled “The Zionist Plan for the Middle East.”[3]

And as the title of Shahak’s booklet clearly indicated, the fragmentation of Israel’s enemies was a goal of the Israeli right (and to some extent transcended the political right), and was not just some quirk of Yinon’s. Intertwined with this strategy was an effort to keep Israel’s larger enemies fighting among themselves.

Jul 14 12:03

Israeli lawmaker’s call for genocide of Palestinians gets thousands of Facebook likes

A day before Palestinian teenagerMuhammad Abu Khudair was kidnapped and burned alive allegedly by six Israeli Jewish youths, Israeli lawmaker Ayelet Shaked published on Facebook a call for genocide of the Palestinians.

Jul 14 11:45

BEX ALERT - Column: This time, let Israel finish job

The play-by-play for Israeli-Palestinian eruptions is so well-worn that it’s become formulaic.

Hamas terrorists in Gaza find an excuse to escalate their daily rocket attacks against settlements and towns in Israel, forcing Israel to the breaking point of its patience for random assaults on its citizenry.

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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 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. The Palestinians, who have been attacked without provocation, fight back with their home-made rockets, which so far have not killed anyone or done more damage than knock 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 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 14 11:30

US gives weapons to Israel to attack Gaza: Iran

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Israeli regime is using the US weapons to attack innocent Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

“We know that all the weapons that are used by Israel in order to attack civilians in Gaza have been provided by the United States,” Zarif said in an interview with NBC’S Meet that Press.

However, the United Nations has not taken any action to condemn the US move and to use the Security Council in order to put an end to it, he added.

He called for an “immediate end” to the Israeli regime’s airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.

Jul 14 11:28

Israel attacks Gaza, so time to wag the Nazis at us!

Museum displays skull of pro-Nazi officer who was executed with his own gun after WW2 atrocities as part of macabre exhibition of Holocaust relics including gold teeth of Auschwitz victims

Jul 14 11:05

Israel v. Gaza: The Big Picture

Americans get only filtered news from the mainstream media. So here’s the big picture:

All 6 Former Israeli Security Chiefs Slam Occupation of Palestine

Holocaust Survivors Criticize Israeli Policy Towards Palestinians

War in Gaza = War Over Natural Gas?

Israel and the U.S. CREATED Hamas, Hezbollah and Al Qaeda

Mainstream Reports: The U.S. and Israel Support Terrorists

The U.S. Is Supporting the Most Violent Muslim Terrorists In Order to Wage War for Oil

Jul 14 10:53

Did Israel Collude With ISIS to Justify Gaza Attack?

Did Israel collude with ISIS terrorists to create the pretext for the bombardment of Gaza, which has killed almost 200 people, most of them innocent civilians?

Jul 14 09:59

Israel’s Atrocity and the West’s Ignorance. The Tide of Media Lies

Seeing “free” Western media with headlines like “Rockets raining over Israel”, or describing the success of Israel’s Iron Dome defence system in intercepting missiles from Gaza, you would assume there was a war between equals – or even that “poor Israel” was under attack.

Many Western readers won’t know that all of the 100-plus killed since Tuesday – and practically all of the 700 injured – are Palestinians, many of them children.

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Jul 14 09:48

Arab League urges immediate end to Israeli aggression on Gaza

Despite international calls for an end to Israel’s bombardment of Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the Tel Aviv regime was hitting Gaza “with growing force” and that there was no end in sight.

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This attack is a PR disaster for Israel.

But this attack is only going to backflash on the US! Remember that the Petro-dollar deal put into place to prop up the US dollar following Nixon's ending of gold convertibility was for the Middle East oil nations to sell their oil only for US dollars in exchange for which the US would hold Israel's aggressions in check. This latest attack by Israel and their obvious attempt to spread the conflict into Lebanon, Syria, and Iran will send a message to those oil nations still using the dollar that the United States cannot keep its end of the Petro-dollar deal! That will accelerate the trend of nations dropping the dollar in favor of the Yuan and Ruble!

Jul 14 09:33

GERMANY 1940 ISRAEL 2014

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If it walks like a Nazi...

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Jul 14 09:31

Both Canada's gutless "opposition" parties reluctant to take on Harper's one-sided, pro-Israel stance on Gaza crisis

Canada’s two opposition parties have been more circumspect, but neither was eager to take on Ottawa’s official position and that may mark a sea change in the country’s Middle East position which is less and less a Conservative position and increasingly an all-party consensus.

Both Liberal foreign affairs critic Marc Garneau and his NDP counterpart Paul Dewar preached restraint, de-escalation and protection of civilians.

One Liberal MP who is in Tel Aviv, Newfoundland’s Gerry Byrne, watched Israel’s Iron Dome repel an attack, then took to social media to praise the courage of individual Israelis in the face of terrorism.

Jul 14 09:30

TODAY’S TOONS ~~ THE ROCKY HORROR GAZA SHOW

Images ‘Copyleft’ by Carlos Latuff

The Rocky Horror Show Called Israel …

Jul 14 09:29

DOWNSIZING OF PALESTINE IS THE MAIN GOAL OF THE BLITZKRIEG IN GAZA

The Zionist strategy of branding its brutal policies as an ad hoc response to this or that Palestinian action is as old as the Zionist presence in Palestine itself. It was used repeatedly as a justification for implementing the Zionist vision of a future Palestine that has in it very few, if any, native Palestinians.

Jul 14 09:29

ISRAELI SIRENS GO OFF ON AMERICAN TELEVISION

Rocket siren interrupts Israeli envoy’s TV interview

Dermer’s Red Alert app goes off during CBS appearance, while Netanyahu urged Americans to imagine US cities from East Coast to Colorado under rocket threat.

Jul 14 09:25

Israel Takes Revenge As Gaza Burns

from a NEW writer for ANCreport

Jul 14 09:25

Sec. of State John Kerry: ‘Significant gaps’ remain in Iranian nuclear talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday major differences remain between Iran and six world powers in talks over the country’s controversial nuclear programme, an opinion shared by Tehran just a week before a July 20 deadline to reach a deal.

The United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China want Iran to reduce its nuclear fuel-making capacity to deny it any means of quickly producing atom bombs. In exchange, international sanctions that have crippled the large OPEC member’s oil-dependent economy would gradually be lifted.

Iran, however, has said it is enriching uranium for peaceful energy purposes only, and wants the sanctions removed swiftly. But a history of hiding sensitive nuclear work from UN inspectors has raised international suspicions, as well as fears of a new Middle East war if diplomacy fails to yield a long-term agreement.

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Congratulations, Secretary (Epic Fail) Kerry, for having delivered precisely what your Israeli handlers wanted as the outcome; no viable, win/win agreement between the West and Iran over their nuclear program, and the absence of such agreement as a pretext for a potential coming war against it.

But there is one 9,000 lb gorilla, sleeping on the Steinway, for the moment, that it appears you and the rest of the US government have not considered a key component in this scenario, and that is Russia. As reported at Washington's blog, January 2012:

Russia and China Would Consider An Attack On Iran – Or Syria – As An Attack On Their National Security RT notes: The escalating conflict around Iran should be contained by common effort, otherwise the promising Arab Spring will grow into a “scorching Arab Summer,” says Dmitry Rogozin, Russia’s deputy prime minister and former envoy to NATO. ­“Iran is our close neighbor, just south of the Caucasus. Should anything happen to Iran, should Iran get drawn into any political or military hardships, this will be a direct threat to our national security,” stressed Rogozin.

I would like to politely point out to the precious few adults in the bowels of DC that the US military does not have the money, the troop strength, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war with Russia; and that is what makes the military scenario so scarily dangerous here.

IF continuing these negotiations past the 20th of this month could acheive a breakthrough, then, by all means, this should be pursued to the last moment as the most rational path.

Unfortunately, however, those who love the profit and spoils of war hate logical, rational thought with a passion.

Jul 14 09:21

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

Jul 14 08:33

Pro-Palestinian march turns violent in Paris, synagogue attacked

Thousands of people marched in Paris on Sunday to protest Israel’s Operation Protective Edge which has left over 160 Palestinians dead, most of them civilians. Some demonstrators clashed with police and attacked a synagogue.

Around 10,000 protesters walked peacefully through central Paris. They carried a large banner saying: "Total Support for the Struggle of the Palestinian People,” according to AP.

The demonstration turned violent at the end of the march on Bastille Square when some protesters started throwing projectiles at police officers, who in turn responded with tear gas, AFP reported.

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The ones throwing the rocks were probably undercover cops giving the police an excuse to shut the protect down lest those poor Israelis get upset!

Jul 14 08:31

Horror as Gaza handicapped care facility is bombed

Twenty-year-old Palestinian Sally Saqr lies in a hospital bed in Gaza’s Shifa hospital with burns that have turned her cheeks an angry pink beneath her ventilation tube.

She survived an Israeli strike in the early hours of Saturday morning that hit a care home for Palestinians with special needs.

Two of her fellow residents were not so lucky.

Jul 14 08:31

Italian peacekeepers intercept journalists in Tyre

Italian soldiers serving with the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon intercepted a number of journalists while they covered the firing of rockets from Lebanon into Israel and the subsequent Israeli retaliatory shelling of southern villages.

“It is a dangerous precedent for UNIFIL members to prevent journalists from doing their jobs,” Bilal Qashmar, a reporter and a TV cameraman, told The Daily Star.

Jul 14 08:29

Blood for gas: Why Bibi is punishing Gaza

Bibi and Shin Bet military intelligence knew from the start the three settlers were dead – and who was responsible. But Bibi simply could not pass up the opportunity to use the incident – during the frenzied three-week search – as a build-up to go after Hamas in both West Bank and Gaza, an operation planned way in advance.

This past Tuesday, the Israeli military spelled it all out: “We have been instructed by the political echelon to hit Hamas hard.” And in perfect Newspeak, the operation was branded a “just war.”
It’s easy to forget that at the time of Israel’s previous invasion of Gaza – Operation Cast Lead – gas fields in Palestine were outright confiscated by Israel. This “operation” was already an energy war, as Nafeez Ahmed analyzed here.

Jul 14 08:26

Arab League demands protection for Gaza

The Arab League has called for the United Nations Security Council to provide “protection” for Gazans ahead of an emergency meeting of Arab foreign ministers to discuss ways to de-escalate the latest conflict between Hamas and Israel.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has coordinated with his Kuwaiti counterpart ahead the emergency meeting at the Arab scheduled for Monday night to discuss the crisis in Gaza. Kuwait is the current President of the Arab Summit.

Jul 14 08:22

Boycott Called Against Local’s Eateries and Stores

The local branch of a statewide activist group has posted fliers around the Mission District asking residents to boycott the restaurants and stores operated by the Local Mission Group.

Jul 14 08:19

Israel airstrike bombs major water line, sewage station and water wells in Gaza

Israeli airstrikes bombed a major water line and sewage plant west of Gaza City, last Wednesday afternoon, which provides water to tens of thousands of citizens and is regarded as the main water line for al-Shati refugee camp west of the city.

Jul 14 08:12

Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza Strip UPDATE VIDEO

Jul 14 07:47

Israel Is to Blame for the Violence

Israel is waging a war, and it has been ever since European Jews entered Palestine and began a campaign to denationalize Mandate Palestine. The continuing siege, occupation, dispossession, and annexation of Palestine are crystal clear examples of the state of war.

Jul 14 07:44

Flashback - Israeli Deputy Prime Minister: “We Must Blow Gaza Back to the Middle Ages Destroying All the Infrastructure Including Roads and Water”

Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Eli Yishai said:

We must blow Gaza back to the Middle Ages destroying all the infrastructure including roads & water.

Or as Haaretz puts it:

Interior Minister Eli Yishai on Israel’s operation in Gaza: “The goal of the operation is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages ….”

Destroying civilian infrastructure is – of course – a war crime under the Geneva Convention.

Jul 14 07:42

Hard Facts of The Holocaust

Jul 14 07:38

Israel’s Dissenting Voices Get Lost in the War Echo Chamber

For several days now, some of my neighbours have suggested that the time has come to "destroy them"- meaning either Hamas or Palestinians - "once and for all". The rockets being fired from Gaza clearly do have the effect of raising the level of hysteria within Israel.

Jul 14 07:33

“Justified Vengeance”, The Pretext for Bombing Gaza: Was the Netanyahu Government behind the Killings of the Three Israeli Teenagers?

Who killed the three Israeli teenagers?

Ironically, the same jihadist group which is reported to have kidnapped and killed the three teenagers is supported by Israel’s IDF out of the occupied Golan Heights.

A mere coincidence.

Jul 14 07:32

'Israel drops cancer-inducing bombs on Gazans'

Dense Inert Metal Explosive, known as DIME, is an explosive device developed to minimize collateral damage in warfare.

Experts say it has a relatively small but effective blast radius and is believed to have strong biological effects on those who are hit by the bomb’s micro-shrapnel.

Fosse, a department head at a university hospital in Oslo, also says some Palestinian in the besieged enclave have been wounded by a new type of weapon that even doctors with previous experience in war zones do not recognize.

Israel also used depleted-uranium and white phosphorus shells in the besieged region during their previous assaults

Jul 14 07:32

Thousands of civilians flee Gaza, Palestinian death toll surpasses 160

Thousands have fled northern Gaza after Israel warned residents to leave the area to avoid airstrikes. At least 167 people, mostly civilians, have already died as a result of Operation Protective Edge, which entered its sixth day on Sunday.

Follow RT's live updates on Israel's Operation Protective Edge

Israel dropped leaflets in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahiya, located near the border with Israel, urging residents to leave the region by midday Sunday and warning of airstrikes on Hamas sites.

Residents of the town, which has a population of 70,000, were told via the leaflets and telephone calls that “those who fail to comply with the instructions to leave immediately will endanger their lives and the lives of their families.”

Jul 14 07:29

State of Palestine: Scores killed in Israeli strike on Gaza family home

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Jul 14 07:27

“Justified Vengeance”, The Pretext for Bombing Gaza: Was the Netanyahu Government behind the Killings of the Three Israeli Teenagers?

‘Operation Protective Edge (OPE) directed against Gaza was planned well in advance of the kidnapping and murder of the three Israeli teenagers. Prime Minister Netanyahu has called up 40,000 reservists. In the wake of the shelling and bombing raids, a major ground operation scenario is envisaged.

Moreover, similar to the logic of the Dagan Plan, the head of Israeli intelligence (Mossad) had “predicted” the kidnapping of the three teenagers. Under the title Mossad chief’s chillingly prescient kidnap prophecy, Haaretz confirms that

“Mossad chief Tamir Pardo had “outlined a scenario that was spookily [sic] similar to the kidnapping of three teens missing in the West Bank” (Haaretz, July 13, 2014, emphasis added)

Jul 14 07:25

'Israel drops cancer-inducing bombs on Gazans'

A Norwegian doctor in the besieged Gaza Strip has strongly criticized Israel for using cancer-inducing bombs against Palestinian civilians.

Dr. Erik Fosse told Press TV that the majority of patients hospitalized in Gaza are civilians injured in attacks on their homes and about thirty percent of them are children.

Dense Inert Metal Explosive, known as DIME, is an explosive device developed to minimize collateral damage in warfare.

Experts say it has a relatively small but effective blast radius and is believed to have strong biological effects on those who are hit by the bomb’s micro-shrapnel.

Fosse, a department head at a university hospital in Oslo, also says some Palestinian in the besieged enclave have been wounded by a new type of weapon that even doctors with previous experience in war zones do not recognize.

Jul 14 07:25

Given US/UK/Israel wars and lust for more, what do two ‘supreme Law’ treaties say about lawful and unlawful war?

The short answer is war is lawful only in self-defense from armed attack by another nation’s government, and lawful response is to arrest US/UK/Israel leaderships for unlawful Wars of Aggression.

Background history: It’s easy to document the US as a neocolonial empire; offspring of Europe’s lust for material wealth that spawned two world wars in the century within which all current adults were born.

Jul 14 07:21

Christie Blames Obama in Part for Mideast Unrest

Partly blaming unrest in the Middle East on President Barack Obama, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Saturday that Obama has not spoken firmly and forcefully on Israel's behalf and that the country no longer trusts it has the full support of the United States because of him.

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Yep; Christie is going to run in 2016, so he has to start sucking up to Israel now!

Jul 14 07:19

Israel's Gaza campaign in seventh day as rocket fire continues

hope you have a strong stomach:

Col Lerner told the BBC that Israel had aborted certain attacks for fear of killing civilians.

Israel says it is targeting Hamas militants and "terror sites", including the homes of senior operatives. It says it has struck some 1,320 such sites.

"We do not wish to harm civilians in Gaza, but these civilians must know that remaining in close proximity to Hamas terrorists and infrastructures is extremely unsafe," the IDF said.

such blatant one-sidedness!

Jul 14 07:19

Sderot Cinema- Israeli's enjoying the mass killings of Palestinians

Since its first appearance on social media, the picture has gathered much criticism and rightful disgust. It has since become a symbol of a collective Israeli apathy towards years of systemic suppression of Palestinians, and a winning response against Israel's nonchalant attitude towards the ongoing attacks on Gaza.

It isn't difficult to confirm the veracity of the image, posted on Twitter by journalist Allan Sørensen who is reporting from ground zero. Reporters who spoke with some these spectators of war have documented their interactions.

"We are here to see Israel destroy Hamas," one of them tells a Danish journalist. "It's great to be here. You can feel the thunder and see the rockets. It is a quest for excitement," says another.
Many of them cheer with every explosion. Others have carried popcorn and drinks for the "viewing".

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I imagine the Romans at the Colosseum looked the same way while the Emperor threw the Christians to the lions!

Jul 14 07:14

BEX ALERT - HAMAS: Imminent Menace to Palestine

“Gaza was being separated from Palestine geographically by Israel’s occupation and morally by HAMAS’ occupation”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hate to be the one to throw cold water on such a magnificent piece of propaganda, but HAMAS is the legally elected government of Gaza. The Gazans voted them in as the government in 2006. When Israel claims they are striking "HAMAS targets" they mean they are bombing the police stations, the fire departments, the water and sewage systems; infrastructure any government tries to provide for their people.

Jul 14 07:11

Florida Congresswoman sides with Israeli police over her own brutalized teenage constituent

Tarek Abu Khdeir, a 15-year-old Palestinian-American high school student from Tampa, was brutally beaten in a videotaped July 3 incident in occupied East Jerusalem by Israeli border police. After being thrown in prison, he is now held under house arrest without charges, unable to receive adequate medical care for the extensive injuries he sustained during the beating. (Video of the alleged beating at the bottom of this article)

Abu Khdeir’s family has beseeched their congressional representative, Castor, to publicly call for his release and immediate return to the United States. Though her staff has met repeatedly with the family, she has said and done nothing of substance to assist them.

Jul 14 07:11

Israel military says it has shot down drone along southern coastline

Israel's military said Monday it downed a drone along its southern coastline, and fired two deadly airstrikes into the Gaza Strip, in its week-long campaign against Islamic militants.

The drone came from Gaza and was shot down by a Patriot surface-to-air missile near the southern city of Ashdod, the military said. It did not say what the drone was carrying and there was no immediate confirmation from Gaza on the use of unmanned aircraft.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

FOX News is claiming the drone is Iranian, part of Israel's plan to turn the attack on Gaza into a wider regional war including Lebanon, Syria, and Iran.

Jul 14 07:09

Gaza's Torment, Israel's Crimes, Our Responsibilities

At 3am Gaza time, July 9, in the midst of Israel’s latest exercise in savagery, I received a phone call from a young Palestinian journalist in Gaza. In the background, I could hear his infant child wailing, amidst the sounds of explosions and jet planes, targeting any civilian who moves, and homes as well. He just saw a friend of his in a car clearly marked “press” blown away. And he heard shrieks next door after an explosion but can’t go outside or he’ll be a likely target. This is a quiet neighborhood, no military targets – except Palestinians who are fair game for Israel’s high tech US-supplied military machine. He said that 70% of the ambulances have been destroyed, and that by then over 70 had been killed, and of the 300 or so wounded, about 2/3 women and children. Few Hamas activists have been hit – or rocket launching sites. Just the usual victims.

Jul 14 07:08

Chris Hedges: Israel Is Captive to Its ‘Destructive Process’

Raul Hilberg in his monumental work “The Destruction of the European Jews” chronicled a process of repression that at first was “relatively mild” but led, step by step, to the Holocaust. It started with legal discrimination and ended with mass murder. “The destructive process was a development that was begun with caution and ended without restraint,” Hilberg wrote.

Jul 14 07:06

Here's What Israeli 'Roof Knocking' Before Bombing A Target Looks Like

THIS AMAZING VIDEO from the Gaza-based Watania news agency shows Israel’s controversial ‘knock on the roof’ air-strike warning in action.

The video demonstrates how a small missile strikes the house across the road from where the footage was captured. This is a warning that the house has been targeted for an air-strike.

About 15 minutes later the house is completely destroyed by two separate bombs from what the agency says was two F16 fighter planes. Most of this fifteen minute period is edited out of the video.

Rubble and debris are thrown into the air but when the dust clears it is evident that most of the house has been completely blown away.

Jul 14 07:04

Swastika banner flies over New York beaches

The banner shows the swastika over the Star of David. It flew as part of Swastika Rehabilitation Week starting July 5, according to the group's website.

Jul 14 07:03

Israel escalates attack on Gaza

The Israeli military continued to escalate its assault on the Palestinian Gaza Strip over the weekend, carrying out hundreds more air strikes and its first ground incursion into the territory. It claims it has conducted over 1,300 air strikes in Gaza over the past week.

Israel is openly targeting the private homes of officials and leading members of the Islamist Hamas organisation, which governs the densely-populated strip of land, regardless of who is residing in them. The assassination attempts have killed at least 167 people so far, the vast majority of whom were civilians, according to United Nations representatives. At least 19 women and 29 children under the age of 16 are among the dead.

Jul 14 06:51

Amidst calls for truce, another drone attack

This should shatter the bovine excrement meter!

Amidst calls for truce, another drone attack
By Nidal Al- Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel said it shot down a drone from Gaza a week into its offensive, the first reported deployment of an unmanned aircraft by Palestinian militants

Of course the title was Orwell-ized even as I posted comments!

Jul 14 06:50

‘Israel drops cancer-inducing bombs on Gazans’

A Norwegian doctor in the besieged Gaza Strip has strongly criticized Israel for using cancer-inducing bombs against Palestinian civilians. Dr. Erik Fosse told Press TV that the majority of patients hospitalized in Gaza are civilians injured in attacks on their homes and about thirty percent of them are children.

Jul 14 06:22

McCain admires ‘Israeli’s restraint’ in killing Palestinians

US hawkish senator John McCain (R-Arizona) says Israel is demonstrating “restraint” in its continuing airstrikes on the Gaza Strip that have killed over 170 people, adding such “restraint” is “admirable.”

According to the latest reports, the death toll from Israel’s attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip has risen to 175. Over 1,230 Palestinians have also been injured since the Tel Aviv regime began its deadly airstrikes on Gaza on Tuesday.

Reports also show Palestinian families are fleeing their homes in northern Gaza. According to the Gaza-based Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, more than three quarters of the victims are civilians.

Meanwhile, Palestinian fighters have launched more rockets into Israel in retaliation for the bombardment of Gaza.

In an interview with CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ on Sunday, McCain said the situation has become “more dangerous than any time in the past” as he blamed Palestinians for Israel’s atrocities against them.

Jul 14 05:25

The slaughter in Gaza will not defeat Hamas The longer this offensive lasts, the more it looks like another disastrous Israeli miscalculation

At 9pm on Saturday, Palestinians in Hebron and other West Bank towns took to the roofs to watch what Hamas's military wing promised would be a missile attack on Tel Aviv using a new type of rocket, the J80. J stood for Jabari, the military's top commander, whose assassination by Israel on 14 November 2012 triggered the previous war. That was a clear sign of defiance by the movement – which maintains that, while it did not start the current cycle of conflict, it was determined to defeat the Israeli offensive.

Hamas has always insisted, contrary to claims by Binyamin Netanyahu, that it did not know who kidnapped and killed the three Israeli teenagers whom the Israeli prime minister used as a pretext for his onslaught on the Gaza Strip. That was not the sort of operation Hamas would have carried out given that its goal was to secure the release of Palestinian prisoners held by Israel.

Jul 14 04:48

ISRAEL IS MASSING at the GAZA BORDER.

Jul 13 22:06

Israel continues strikes on Gaza for 7th day

Israel has continued its airstrikes on the Gaza Strip for the seventh straight day, killing a total of at least 173 Palestinians in the besieged enclave so far.

Jul 13 21:32

Bombing of Gaza children gives me “orgasm”: Israelis celebrate slaughter on Facebook

Edry’s Facebook timeline shows a pattern of calls for bloodshed against Palestinians. Writing about the murdered sixteen-year-old Muhammad Abu Khudair, who was kidnapped and burned alive by Israeli youth, she stated: “Sweet settlers, next time you kidnap an Arab boy, call me and let me torture him!! Why do you get to have all the fun?”

Talya Shilok Edry, who, posted the following “status”: “What an orgasm to see the Israeli Defense Forces bomb buildings in Gaza with children and families at the same time. Boom boom.”

Jul 13 19:35

Bombing of Gaza children gives me “orgasm”: Israelis celebrate slaughter on Facebook

The radical and violent anti-Palestinian climate in Israel is not divorced from reality.

Jul 13 18:59

War on Gaza: Injured Palestinians at Rafah Crossing

As more bombs rain down on Gaza, the Egyptian government has opened the Rafah crossing to allow injured Palestinians to cross the border and receive medical care. Noor Harazeen reports for Middle East Eye in Rafah.

Jul 13 18:48

Dear PLO… Take your case to the ICC

PLO (Palestine Liberation Organisation) Executive Committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi said “Israel must be held accountable for its flagrant violations of international law… We call on all members of the international community to act quickly and stop granting Israel a license to commit murder and terror.”

Jul 13 16:59

Israel hits Gaza with banned weapons: Norwegian doctor

Israel's use of internationally banned weapons is a blatant violation of human rights and international agreements," said Youssef Abo al-Rish, Palestinian Health Ministry Undersecretary.

Jul 13 15:57

Israeli forces have fired 2,161 missiles since launching what they are calling Operation Protective Edge, better known as Operation Gaza Genocide.

Israel is launching attacks on Gaza at a rate of one every three minutes, human rights campaigners have claimed.

Jul 13 15:54

Israel has barred UN investigators in the occupied Palestinian Territories

Israel has barred UNRWA’s Commissioner-General, Pierre Kraehenbuehl and the UN’s Coordinator of Humanitarian Affairs in the occupied Palestinian Territories James Rowley from entering the Gaza Strip

Jul 13 14:04

Erdogan criticises west's silence on Israeli aggression

The west remains silent while Israel bombards and terrorizes Gaza, Turkey's Prime Minister said at a rally in Sanliurfa on Sunday, Anadolu Agency reported.

Jul 13 13:31

CBS network gives Netanyahu the first 8 1/2 minutes of its morning show

to provide the people of the USA with an elaborate, if twisted and perverse, explanation of why the people he is killing in Gaza deserve to be terrorized and devasted yet again by the Zionists who run Israel.

Jul 13 13:26

Israeli lynch mob hunting for Arabs

Jul 13 13:24

On Israeli Defeat And The Future of Jewish Politics

It is important to note that Israel hasn't won a single military battle since 1973. True, it has killed many Arabs, but it hasn't managed to achieve any of its military objectives.

Jul 13 13:21

Israeli jets destroying Gaza water and sewage systems, Oxfam estimates 90% of Gaza water unsafe to drink

according to Saed al-Din Atbash, head of water facilities at Gaza Municipality.

Atbash told reporters in Gaza City that Israel is deliberately targeting the wells

Jul 13 12:38

CNN: PALESTINIANS WANT TO DIE

CNN, Jake Tapper interviews Diana Buttu, a former advisor to the PLO. After failing to persuade her of Israel’s complete innocence, he tells her that Hamas is instructing women and children to remain in their homes to die as Israel bombs them. She responds by expressing doubt that people want to die. Oh no, says Tapper, Palestinians live in a culture of martyrdom; they want to die.

Jul 13 11:30

A short introduction about occupied Palestine

Jul 13 11:25

Jeff Blankfort on Israel's attacks (1/2)


Did you notice how the mother of one of the Israeli teens who was killed, said on ABC she opposed Israeli violence? They gave her about ten seconds. What if these kids were anti-colonialist and thus a sacrifice.

Jul 13 10:43

Israel's message to the Palestinians: submit, leave or die

Jeff Halper says the blind and atavistic destruction unleashed by Israel on the Palestinians signals the death of the “two-state solution” and is a message to Palestinians: submit, leave or die.

Jul 13 10:41

Diane Sawyer Misrepresents Footage of Palestinian Bombing Victims as Israelis

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No, ABC; you do NOT get to just walk away from this one!

Jul 13 10:31

ALL OF GAZA IS NOW ON DEATH ROW

Not unlike the condemned prisoners waiting on death row in the United States, Gazans now know the time of their scheduled executions …

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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-supplies warplanes, dropping the latest in US-supplied high tech lethal munitions, and imagine themselves the heroes they read about in the Torah. 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.

Jul 13 10:12

THE WORLD STANDS WITH GAZA ~~ IN PHOTOS

Worldwide protests against Israeli attack on Gaza

Jul 13 10:09

BEX Alert!!! - MSN: "Israel-NYC flight makes safe emergency landing"

Flight 469 — a Boeing 747 with 370 passengers and 17 crew members aboard — landed safely back at Ben Gurion Airport around 2:30 a.m. local time after flaps on the jumbo jet failed to retract properly on takeoff about two hours earlier, the airline said.

Delta spokeswoman Jennifer Martin said the crew made the emergency landing "out of an abundance of caution." She said there was no indication the plane's problem was related to the Israeli-Palestine conflict or terrorism. . .

. . . The emergency landing only exacerbated heightened sensitivity in Israel amid the conflict.

Simon said passengers started arriving at Ben Gurion for the flight around 9:30 p.m. local time, just as sirens sounded to warn that Palestinian militants were sending a new round of rocket attacks toward Tel Aviv.

Jul 13 10:09

Israel launches ground operation in Gaza: Special Forces raid alleged rocket compound

After conducting countless sorties and bombing raids aimed at Hamas operatives in Gaza during the fifth day of Operation Protective Edge, but resulting in well over a hundred innocent civilian deaths in the past week,

Jul 13 10:00

Palestine 1896

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel invaded Palestine under the slogan, "A land without a people for a people without a land", implying that there was no indigenous population in Palestine at the time. As this movie from 1896 documents, that claim, like so much else Israel has said over the decades, was simply not true!

Jul 13 09:56

Netanyahu vows 'any means necessary' to stop Hamas

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he will use “any means necessary” to stop Islamic militant group Hamas from bombing civilians, but declined to say when his military action will stop or whether he will continue using ground troops.

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Jul 13 09:44

Sydney Jewish leader chided for Hamas ‘war crimes’ remark

A senior Jewish leader in Sydney, who also holds a government post, is under fire for an email that accuses Hamas of “war crimes” but avoids reference to Palestinian deaths from Israel’s operation in Gaza.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Next election, give the Israel-firsters the old heave-ho!

Jul 13 09:27

Israel Paying Students (30 pieces of silver?) to be Apologists for Israel

There are tons of rabid apologists lurking all about the social media platforms ready to do Israel’s bidding while the IDF commits one crime against humanity after another in Gaza. Go ahead and Tweet something honest about what is going on and you’ll see what I mean.

I wondered what motivated them, in the face of the undeniable, to continue their efforts to defend the indefensible. I should have known. I should have remembered. It’s money. It’s always been money.

College students are being paid to be online apologists for the barbaric inhuman policies of Israel and the IDF. The more lies they post about glorious Israel, the higher up the corporate-styled ladder they climb, looking to achieve the ultimate goal… a free ride in college… proving once again: it’s never too early to sell-out.

Jul 13 09:26

Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda

In a campaign to improve its image abroad, the Israeli government plans to provide scholarships to hundreds of students at its seven universities in exchange for their making pro-Israel Facebook posts and tweets to foreign audiences.

The students making the posts will not reveal online that they are funded by the Israeli government, according to correspondence about the plan revealed in the Haaretz newspaper.

Jul 13 09:25

Israel to pay students to defend it online

Israel is looking to hire university students to post pro-Israel messages on social media networks — without needing to identify themselves as government-linked, officials said Wednesday.

The Israeli prime minister's office said in a statement that students on Israeli university campuses would receive full or partial scholarships to combat anti-Semitism and calls to boycott Israel online. It said students' messages would parallel statements by government officials.

Jul 13 09:24

Israel To Pay Students For Pro-Israeli Social Media Propaganda

Israel has announced it will pay university students to circulate pro-Israeli information on social media networks, without having to identify themselves as working for the government.

Jul 13 09:23

Israel’s Government Is Paying College Students to Spread Pro-Israel Propaganda on Social Media

Back in August of last year, a statement from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office announced that the Israeli government would be giving scholarships to college students who, “engage international audiences online” by posting pro-Israel tweets/statuses etc. online.

Jul 13 09:21

APPEAL FROM AN ISRAELI WITH A CONSCIENCE

I’m asking you as an Israeli–we need you to tell Israeli leaders you won’t accept racism, you won’t accept human rights violations, you won’t accept occupation and the killing of civilians.

Jul 13 09:18

URGENT APPEAL FOR ACTION FROM THE PEOPLE OF GAZA

We call for a final end to the crimes and oppression against us. We call for:

Arms embargos on Israel, sanctions that would cut off the supply of weapons and military aid from Europe and the United States on which Israel depends to commit such war crimes;
Suspension of all free trade and bilateral agreements with Israel such as the EU-Israel Association agreement;
Boycott, divestment and sanctions, as called for by the overwhelming majority of Palestinian civil society in 2005

Jul 13 09:12

The Zionist Story (DollarDVDProjectLiberty.com)

Jul 13 09:09

PROPHETIC 'FLASHBACK' ARTICLE TO SEPTEMBER 2013!

The Middle East "Peace Process" is nothing more than a sedative, intended to pacify the Arabs while the Israelis consolidate their gains and plot new land grabs. At any given moment, an Israeli agent can simply fire off a primitive rocket into an empty field, giving Israel the pretext it needs to end the "Peace Process". You know the routine, "Oy vey! Vee tried so hard but zee Paletinians dont vant peace!"

Jul 13 08:42

Trent Franks Blasts Obama's Cowardly, Unprecedented Betrayal of Israel

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am relinking this article because Israel's paid shills (the "Megaphonies") are on full display here shouting "Anti-Semite" and "Jew hater" at anyone who dares point out that Israel started this conflict with Gaza on the flimsiest of pretexts and is not "defending" itself from anything.

Jul 13 08:38

Hamas denies rocket attack on Israel from Lebanon

Palestinian group Hamas had no role in a rocket attack on Israel from Lebanon and had nothing to do with a statement in the name of its armed wing that claimed responsibility for the attack late yesterday, Hamas officials in Lebanon said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is another false-flag by Netanyahu to justify another attempt to steal the Litani River.

Jul 13 08:35

Israel launches amphibious raid in Gaza in first ground assault of latest offensive - as people in north of territory are told to abandon their homes

WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC IMAGES!!

Israeli warplanes dropped leaflets in northern Gaza warning residents to leave their homes.
Evacuation due to begin today of 800 Palestinians who hold foreign passports, including 300 Americans.
Comes as Israel announced 'short and temporary' campaign against northern Gaza to start today.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please scroll down to the first image, that of a Gazan Palestinian father holding the body of his dead child in his arms, on the way to bury the child Notice the look of absolute shock on the dad's face, while other friends are holding on to him, as he walks, trying to console him.

Now, please imagine, for one second, that this was your kid you were about to bury.

People around the world do not hate Americans "because of our freedom"; they hate us because this government consistently enables foreign governments who suppress and murder minorities with legitimate rights, like Israel; like Ukraine; like Bahrain; and like Yemen.

Jul 13 08:00

Facts All US Citizens Need to Know About Israel and Palestine

Gaza (along with the West Bank and East Jerusalem) is occupied Palestinian territory under international law, determined by the vast majority of the world, as well as the highest court in the world, the UN’s International Court of Justice. Gaza cannot commit aggression against Israel, since Israel is in constant and continual commission of illegal aggression against Palestine by occupying it (illegally and sadistically blockading it and frequently committing terrorism against its civilians, including by targeting them with chemical weapons provided by US taxpayers – see “Rain of Fire” by Human Rights Watch). As documented by Amnesty Int’l, Human Rights Watch, and many others, Israel intentionally targets and murders civilians, including children, en masse.

Jul 13 07:57

Israeli commandos raid Gaza beach as deadly air assault continues

Israeli naval commandos have launched an early morning raid on a beach in the north of Gaza City, as the coastal enclave suffered the bloodiest day yet of the six-day Israeli assault, with 54 Palestinians reported killed.

The raid came amid continuing speculation that Israel would launch a ground offensive in Gaza, a move likely to sharply increase the number of civilian casualties. So far, 166 people have been killed including 30 children, according to Gaza's health ministry.

In the worst single incident of the conflict so far, 22 people were killed and 45 injured when two large Israeli bombs slammed into a house in the Tuffah neighbourhood of Gaza City where the city's chief of police, Tayseer Batsh, was sheltering.

Most of the injured were returning home from a mosque when they were caught by shrapnel from the blast.

Meanwhile, militants in the Islamist-ruled Gaza Strip kept up rocket salvoes deep into Israel.

Jul 13 07:47

If Americans Knew

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world’s major sources of instability. Americans are directly connected to this conflict, and increasingly imperiled by its devastation.

It is the goal of If Americans Knew to provide full and accurate information on this critical issue, and on our power – and duty – to bring a resolution.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Posted at reader request.

Jul 13 07:45

ISRAEL'S CONTINUING GENOCIDE AND PARTNERS IN CRIME CAPTURED IN ONE PICTURE

Jul 13 07:41

Iran warns it is ready to walk away from nuclear talks

Iran's chief negotiator in nuclear talks in Vienna warned Saturday that Tehran is ready to walk away if "excessive" Western demands cause a failure, a day before foreign ministers try to inject momentum. Eight days before a deadline for a deal, Abbas Araqchi said however that he hoped that the attendance from Sunday of foreign ministers including US Secretary of State John Kerry would help overcome "deep differences" that remain.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is, of course, what the US and Israel have wanted all along, and they have been playing this cute game called "Just one more thing." It goes like this. As soon as an agreement is about to be reached, the US says, "Just one more thing." Then a new agreement is put together and just as it is ready, the US again says, "Just one more thing." Then "Just one more thing." Then "Just one more thing." Then "Just one more thing."

Finally the other party, in this case Iran, realizes that the US is not bargaining in good faith and quits, allowing the US to claim the other side is being unreasonable and walked away from negotiations! Because the US and Israel do not want peace with Iran (any more than Israel wants peace with the Palestinians). They want war and to make it look like the other side is to blame for it.

Jul 13 07:40

Thousands of Gaza civilians flee after Israeli warning

Thousands fled their homes in a Gaza town on Sunday after Israel warned them to leave ahead of threatened attacks on rocket-launching sites, on the sixth day of an offensive that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 160 people.

Jul 13 07:26

FLASHBACK - Unity Agreement Evokes Israeli-U.S. Threats

“In addition, Israel will respond to unilateral Palestinian action with a series of measures.”

And what, pray tell, would those responses be?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The usual Israeli response; A lie, a provocation, followed by total war while screaming "We are only defending ourselves!"

Jul 13 07:20

Thousands flee Gaza as Israel ramps up offensive

Thousands of residents fled northern Gaza on Sunday at the urging of the Israeli military as its ground troops briefly crossed the border on a mission to destroy a launching site.

The tumult came as the death toll from Israel's six-day Operation Protective Edge offensive rose to more than 160, with more than 1,000 injured, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

"Civilians are requested to evacuate their residences immediately for their own safety," the Israeli leaflets dropped by air warned. They listed specific areas that would "prove to be most dangerous."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The IDF would not be ordering Gaza residents to evacuate, were a ground invasion not imminent.

But the title to this article is completely disingenuous in the extreme; with Egypt having closed their borders to Gaza, Gazans have absolutely no where to go. They are stuck, like sitting ducks, waiting for the Israeli carnage to continue, and have no defenses against it whatsoever.

Jul 13 07:20

Pro-Palestine protests across Norway

Thousands turned out in Oslo and Trondheim to show their support for Palestine on Friday.

Jul 13 07:19

Swedes protest over Gaza bombings

Israeli commandos launched ground operation in Gaza on Sunday as the fighting between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers widened in its sixth day. In Sweden, demonstrations have been held in support of the people of Gaza and politicians have called for a de-escalation in the violence.

Jul 13 07:14

Israeli troops launch first ground attack on Gaza

Israeli marines clashed with Hamas gunmen Sunday in the first reported ground incursion in the latest Gaza offensive. It follows a heavy night of violence during which 18 members of the same family were killed in the deadliest single attack on the besieged enclave in days of shelling.

A Palestinian woman and a girl, aged 3, were killed in Israeli raids early on Sunday, Gaza's Health Ministry said. Hours earlier, the ministry said the house of Gaza's police chief was bombed by the air, resulting in many casualties.

The Israeli army said at least four soldiers were "lightly injured" on Sunday, as they attacked a site in northern Gaza the army said was being used to launch long-range rockets.

Giving details of the naval commando operation early on Sunday, Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner, an Israeli military spokesman, said four members of the force were wounded in exchanges of fire with Hamas fighters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I fully expect the IDF to begin a total, scorched-earth, ground invasion of Gaza.

When this is all over, the Gazans who have been displaced by the bombings, will have no homes to go back to.

Jul 13 07:09

List of the 176 Palestinians, Including Whole Families, Killed Since Tuesday

The following is a list of the 176 Palestinians killed by Israeli air bombardment since Tuesday, July 8th. This list is being updated regularly. Approximately 1120 have been injured, dozens in very serious conditions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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 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. The Palestinians, who have been attacked without provocation, fight back with their home-made rockets, which so far have not killed anyone or done more damage than knock 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. Those who refuse to go along with this farce are denounced as "Anti-Semites" and "Jew Haters"

Jul 13 07:04

Israel continues to TEST their latest war crime illegal weapons by killing Palestinian civilians in Gaza [VIDEO]

Israel has ignored international appeals for a ceasefire and widened its range of Gaza bomb targets to include civilian institutions with suspected Hamas ties.

It announced it would hit Gaza with ‘great force’ after already carrying out more than 1,200 airstrikes this week.

Jul 13 07:01

House unanimously voices support for Israel in current Hamas fight

The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved a non-binding resolution in support of Israel’s right to defend itself against rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's ship the entire House of Representatives to Gaza; they love Israel so much! America needs leaders who will put America first, second, and third!

I am sick of US politicians going on about how great a friend to Israel they are when they are clearly not friends to the American people. I am sick of US politicians constantly groveling before AIPAC. Washington DC needs an enema! Tel Aviv can have them all!

Jul 13 07:01

Israel Widens Gaza Bombing Targets, Deploys Ground Troops

Ignoring international appeals for a cease-fire, Israel widened its range of Gaza bombing targets to civilian institutions with suspected Hamas ties and deployed ground troops inside Gaza for the first time early Sunday to raid a rocket launching site in the Palestinian territory. More than 156 Palestinians have been killed. The United Nations estimates that 77 percent of those killed in Gaza were civilians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please be aware that this is not by accident on the part of the Israeli government: this is by design.

Jul 13 06:42

Ha'Aretz - Who needs a peace deal when Israel has Iron Dome?

Why wrack our brains thinking about deep, fundamental questions? And what are the Palestinians griping about?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A revealing view of the Israeli mindset. As long as the Americans will pay for those $50,000 Iron Dome rockets, Israel doens't need to learn to get along with anyone!

Jul 13 06:36

Israel airstrike bombs major water line, sewage station and water wells in Gaza

Gaza, Occupied Palestine – Israeli airstrikes bombed a major water line and sewage plant west of Gaza City, last Wednesday afternoon, which provides water to tens of thousands of citizens and is regarded as the main water line for al-Shati refugee camp west of the city.

The director of the Water Department in the Municipality of Gaza, Saad Eddin Al-Atbash stated, “Israeli aircraft targeted a sewage plant west of the city, which serves the areas of al-Shati Camp, Tel al-Hawa neighborhood, Sheikh Ajlin, and the western areas of Gaza City, which pumps 25,000 cubic meters of waste water daily to the public treatment plant.” He continued, “While the city is working on improving the water supply systems for the citizens in Gaza, Israeli forces are working on the destruction of water wells in order to increase the suffering of the citizens during the summer.”

This waterline provides water to more than 70,000 people, and it takes several days to repair.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IT is obvious that the IDF has been ordered to do a complete "scorched earth" military drive against Gaza, and unfortunately the destruction of water and sewage lines are just the beginning here.

Jul 13 05:53

IDF, Hamas gun battle as Israeli commandos raid (alleged) missile compound in Gaza

Israeli navy commandos made the first ground incursion into the Gaza Strip early on Sunday to carry out a raid on a missile launch site, Israel Defense Forces said.

Jul 13 05:51

Israel strike destroys Gaza police HQ in overnight airstrikes

An Israeli airstrike on the home of Gaza's police chief killed 18 people and injured 45 others on Saturday, according to Gaza's Health Ministry. It was the deadliest day since Operation Protective Edge began, with the death toll soaring to over 150.

Jul 13 05:49

Israeli strikes continue amid mounting pressure for ceasefire

Israel has no intention to halt the air strikes on Gaza in the coming days, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon told Army Radio on Saturday, as international pressure to negotiate a ceasefire deal in the conflict are gathering pace.

Jul 13 04:37

Israel deploys ground troops in Gaza "briefly"

JERUSALEM - Israel briefly deployed ground troops inside the Gaza Strip for the first time early Sunday as its military warned northern Gaza residents to evacuate their homes, part of a widening offensive that's killed more than 160 Palestinians.

Neither Israel nor Palestinian militants show signs of agreeing to a cease-fire, despite calls by the United Nations Security Council and others to end the increasingly bloody six-day offensive. With Israel massing tanks and soldiers at Gaza's borders, some fear that could signal a wider ground offensive that would cause heavy casualties.

"We don't know when the operation will end," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netayahu told a Cabinet meeting Sunday. "It might take a long time."

Early Sunday, Israeli troops launched a brief raid into northern Gaza to destroy what it described as a rocket-launching site, an operation the military said left four soldiers slightly wounded.

Jul 13 02:23

CNN: Palestinians Want to Die

CNN's Jake Tapper claims Palestinians live in a culture of martyrdom and that they want to die.

Jul 12 21:50

A Christian Church is no longer going to lick the boot of Israel or feed the MIC.

I hope more Churches will follow this example as Israel gets more money from Christian Zionist than it does from governments.

Jul 12 18:59

OTTAWA BACKS ISRAELI BLOODLETTING IN PALESTINE WITH MORE THAN WORDS

Unconcerned with Canada’s global image, the neocons who have hijacked Ottawa on behalf of global Zionism continue to defy the international consensus that Israel is a terrorist state that practices apartheid and is guilty of ethnic cleansing, and as such should be quarantined by the international community as a rogue, irrational actor unworthy of the slightest gesture of credibility afforded to civilized nations.

Jul 12 18:36

Gilad Atzmon: On Israeli Defeat And The Future of Jewish Politics

Gilad Atzmon: It is important to note that Israel hasn’t won a single military battle since 1973. True, it has killed many Arabs, but it hasn’t managed to achieve any of its military objectives.

Israel’s military domination has been sustained by the power of deterrence. The strategy was to force Arabs to avoid conflict by threatening that they could lose everything. This week has shown that this trick won’t work anymore.

Palestinian resistance has sprung back to life. Israel can not solve its problems by military means. The situation is desperate for the Israelis. They have started to realize that they are stuck within a political, ideological and cultural stalemate. Israel is unable to conjure an image of a resolution. There is no prospect of future for the Jewish State.

Jul 12 17:27

Given US/UK/Israel wars and lust for more, what do two ‘supreme Law’ treaties say about lawful and unlawful war?

*hyperlinks live at source*
The short answer is war is lawful only in self-defense from armed attack by another nation’s government, and lawful response is to arrest US/UK/Israel leaderships for unlawful Wars of Aggression.

Background history: It’s easy to document the US as a neocolonial empire; offspring of Europe’s lust for material wealth that spawned two world wars in the century within which all current adults were born.

All of our families sacrificed through those wars. Please take a moment to feel what they went through. Please take a moment to experience the cumulative costs inflicted by “developed” nations’ imperialism and wars, including Israel’s escalating unlawful War of Aggression on Palestine that make Gaza the world’s largest concentration camp.

Jul 12 16:55

Ron Paul Rewind: Israel Encouraged Growth of Hamas

As the death toll from the Israel government’s air strikes increases and its military prepares for a ground invasion of Gaza that the Israeli government justifies as a response to Hamas hostilities, consider former Rep. Ron Paul’s January 9, 2009 speech on the US House of Representatives floor

Jul 12 16:52

IDF Begins Dropping Leaflets Telling Gazans to Leave Their Homes

The IDF has begun dropping leaflets on certain parts of Gaza, telling residents to leave their homes, reported Channel 2 Saturday night. The move is being interpreted as a preparation for a possible ground offensive by the IDF.

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And with the borders shut off, just where are they supposed to go?

Jul 12 15:34

Gaza Mother Dies Shielding Her Children

Suha took her last breath saving their lives, according to Ma'an News Agency.

Jul 12 15:30

Gaza families bear brunt of Israel's 'pinpoint strikes'

"pinpoint strikes" on houses in Gaza have killed whole families and children but few of the wanted men they are meant to target because they have long made themselves scarce, Palestinian residents say.

Jul 12 15:28

Palestinian rockets: The conversation no one is having

It’s time the peace community engages in this discussion, not just among ourselves but with those for whom the fight for liberation is real rather than academic: the Palestinians of Gaza.

Jul 12 13:21

Israeli lies and US media manipulations

amal Kanj argues that the burning alive of the Palestinian child Muhammad Abu-Khdeir sheds light on Israeli racism and exposes the US media’s complicity in Israeli crimes, lied and cover ups.

Jul 12 12:40

Tax Dollars, Detroit and Israel

As Detroit, Michigan grapples with bankruptcy, requiring at least $1 billion in aid, it is probably not alone. “More U.S. cities could be heading towards bankruptcy”, said Richard Ravitch, a former Lieutenant-Governor of New York, who was instrumental in helping New York City navigate through its financial woes in the 1970s.

Jul 12 12:36

Fox News misrepresents destroyed Palestinian home as destruction in Israel by Palestinian rockets

Fox News pulls a "Diane Sawyer". shows destroyed Palestinian home, labels it destruction in Israel by rockets.

Jul 12 12:30

Horror as Gaza handicapped care facility bombed

"They fired the rocket and it hit us without any warning. There was no warning strike with an empty rocket"

Jul 12 12:01

Unstoppable Barrage: Gaza bombing intensifies, death toll over 100

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1m25s “Not all of the strikes are on militants and buildings though. Late Thursday night a peculiar strike took place at Gaza’s marina. A boat owned by the Freedom Flotilla Coalition was the sole target.”

Not a military target at all.

Jul 12 11:58

ISRAEL PINPOINTS THE INNOCENT IN GAZA

Israel ‘Pinpoint’ Strikes Kill Mostly Gaza Innocents — Entire Families Wiped Out

Jul 12 11:47

Twitter uproar over pic of 'applauding' Israelis watching night attacks on Gaza

An image of Israelis in Sderot who gathered on a hill to watch and celebrate Gaza being bombed has gone viral on Twitter.

Jul 12 11:37

CELEBRATING THE WORLD CUP IN GAZA (NOT)

Latuff looks at the games through the eyes of the people in Gaza

Jul 12 11:36

LATUFF’S SPOOFS GO VIRAL INTERNATIONALLY

Carlos’ works were used in demonstrations throughout the world this week …

Jul 12 11:24

Israel’s message to the Palestinians: Submit, leave or die

Israel’s message is clear is that the military operations had a purpose of their own, that they would have been launched regardless, that they were merely waiting on a pretext. They had to come because the vacuum left by Kerry had to be filled. “Closure” was necessary – and it was clear that the Palestinian Authority, which had several months to take an initiative that would have bolstered the Palestinians’ position, would not do so, even though Martin Indyk, the American’s chief negotiator and former AIPAC leader, placed the blame squarely on Israel for talks’ failure.

Jul 12 11:09

NEW YORKERS MARCH FOR PEACE IN GAZA ~~ PHOTO ESSAY

There were over a thousand participants in the march. The general mood was one of anger and pain but not discouragement. Determination might best describe the mood. There were a few speeches, lots of loud chanting, and then a march from the Israeli Consul on 42nd & 2nd Ave. along 42nd St. (very crowded area, marchers were seen by many) and then turned north on 6th Ave. to FOX News on 48th St.

Jul 12 11:08

IN ISRAEL ~~ PANIC YOU SAY?

An Israeli military spokesman has admitted that Israel is killing Palestinian children knowingly, saying the goal of the killing is to make Hamas supporters suffer. Israel routinely carries out war crimes and crimes against humanity against Palestinians and other peoples of the Middle East, paying little or no attention to the rule of international law or international humanitarian law.

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Now remember, HAMAS is the democratically elected government of Gaza, so what Israel is doing is like bombing the homes of GOP supporters here in the US.

Jul 12 11:07

“BOMBING HOME IN GAZA WAS AN ERROR” CLAIMS ISRAEL ….

An attack on the Kaware family home in Khan Younis on Tuesday killed seven civilians, including at least two children, and injured 28 other people, while an attack on the Hamad family home in Beit Hanoun resulted in the deaths of six civilians.

Israel now claims that the killings at the Kaware home were an “error.”

Watch the bombing on video …

Jul 12 10:26

UN Security Council Calls For Ceasefire!

Saturday, July 12
16:56 GMT:

The UN Security Council has called for a ceasefire between Israel and Palestine, citing serious concerns about the protection of civilians on both sides.

"The Security Council members called for de-escalation of the situation, restoration of calm, and reinstitution of the November 2012 ceasefire," the 15-member body said in a statement.

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