ISRAEL

Jul 19 09:29

Israeli tanks withdraw from Beit Lahiya after clashes with Hamas

Israeli tanks withdrew from Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip after intense clashes with Hamas, only a day after they penetrated hundreds of meters into the area at the beginning of the ground invasion Thursday night.

Eyewitnesses told Ma'an that violent clashes took place in the "Ashkelon" area of Beit Lahiya on Friday afternoon, and that the tanks withdrew in response to positions behind the Israeli border.

Jul 19 09:28

If Israel could do this to a young American Jew, imagine what Palestinians face every day

Jul 19 09:27

FLASHBACK - Russia preparing to develop Gaza gas field

In a significant political and economic development, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met Jan. 23 with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The meeting came as a prerequisite to officially sign an investment agreement aiming to develop the Gaza offshore gas field in the Mediterranean Sea. It is only logical to assume that this step will raise the ire of Israel. The latter does not appreciate the role Russia plays in the region, especially since Israel has never come to an agreement with Russia.

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And THERE is the real motive for Israel's genocide against Gaza!

Jul 19 06:32

Rolling coverage of current situation in Gaza

Jul 19 06:28

Israel Firing Experimental Weapons at Gaza’s Civilians, Say Doctors

Doctors treating patients in Gaza have accused Israel of using experimental weapons on Palestinian civilians.

Addressing reporters at a press conference on Sunday, Youssef Abul Resh, undersecretary of the health ministry in Gaza said, “Medical teams have registered injuries consistent with those caused by DIME [dense inert metal explosives] and other banned weapons.”

He added, “Israel has mercilessly targeted Palestinian civilians leaving many of them with life-threatening injuries and future handicaps.”

Jul 19 06:17

'UK, other powers idle as Israel continues war on Gaza'

As I write, the Israelis have slaughtered 160 Palestinians in their latest mad-dog military adventure, the vast majority being civilians including 35 children. 934 others have been wounded, including 280 children.

And still the mighty international community shuffles and mumbles.

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Proving to the citizens of other nations that Israel has subverted their own governments just as thoroughly as they have Washington DC!

Jul 19 06:16

Gaza death toll reaches 316 as Israel continues attacks

Israel is pressing ahead with its relentless aerial and ground assaults on the besieged Gaza Strip, pushing the death toll to 316 in just 12 days.

The Palestinian Health Ministry says more than 70 of the victims have been children.

Israeli warplanes pounded a number of positions in Gaza during the early hours of Saturday. The fresh airstrikes killed more than 20 people.

More than 2,200 others have been injured since the offensive began on July 8.

Palestinian officials say as many as 65 people lost their lives since Israeli tanks began shelling the impoverished enclave on Thursday, when the Tel Aviv regime launched its ground operation in the besieged Palestinian territory.

Jul 19 06:15

Epic fail: Israel's ambassador to US lambasted on Twitter during #AskDermer Q&A

Israel’s Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer received fierce backlash on Thursday as he defended his country’s Operation Protective Edge offensive on Gaza during a Twitter Q&A.

According to the latest Pew Research polling on the ongoing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, Americans still heavily lean toward sympathizing with Israel. Yet Dermer urged those who oppose Israel's military actions to ask him any questions so he could clarify his government's position. So they did, but the result was probably not the one that Dermer expected.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which is why we don't pay attention to anything Pew Research has to say any more.

Jul 19 06:03

Israel targets hospitals in Gaza assault

Israel shelled the Beit Hanoun hospital in northern Gaza on Friday, damaging the top floors and causing panic among patients and staff, employees said.

A nurse in the hospital told Ma'an that Israel fired a drone missile at the roof and third floor, damaging water supplies.

Jul 19 05:56

Israel's military by the numbers

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel's military might, paid for by the US taxpayer, deployed against a nation without an army, without an air force, and without a navy.

Jul 18 13:05

Some of Israel’s Top Defenders Say It’s Time to End U.S. Aid

Israel’s economy is booming. So why is the United States still giving it $3.1 billion a year? That’s the question on the minds of some of Israel’s biggest supporters in Washington.

Jul 18 11:48

Palestine demo outside Broadcasting House

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We need more of that here in the United States. Americans need to stand outside the affiliates of the US News media and glare through the windows to send the message that we know they are lying to us, to break their confidence that they can get away with the propaganda, to make them doubt that they are able to lie with impunity!

Jul 18 11:18

Rabbi Against Israel (Zionism)

Jul 18 10:57

Tell NBC News: Let Ayman Mohyeldin Report from Gaza

Yesterday Israel escalated its attacks on Gaza by launching a ground invasion. Ten days into this latest assault, Israel has killed at least 250 Palestinians and caused much destruction, including destroying el-Wafa rehabilitation hospital.

Hours before the invasion started, the news broke that NBC News had ordered their veteran correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin to leave Gaza after he witnessed and reported on Israel's killing of Palestinian children Mohammed, Ahed, Zakaria, and Mohammed Bakr while they were playing soccer on the beach and the heart-wrenching reactions of the families.

While NBC claims the reason he is being pulled is due to security concerns, the network has sent in another correspondent to replace him.

Jul 18 10:08

AFTERMATH OF THE ‘HUMANITARIAN CEASEFIRE’

Three children from a single family were killed when an Israeli air strike hit their home in the Sabra section of Gaza City on Thursday evening.

Jul 18 10:07

CONDEMNATION OF ISRAEL IS NOT ENOUGH

A country that fails to abide by international law, that refuses to withdraw from Arab lands it has occupied since 1967, that practices racism against its Palestinian citizens, that refuses to allow Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and lands, is a country that should be expelled from the community of nations. International solidarity with Gaza and the Palestinians demands no less than the complete isolation of apartheid Israel.

Jul 18 10:07

THE SLAUGHTER OF CHILDREN IS BAD PUBLICITY FOR ZION

Since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge last week, journalists and commentators — Jon Stewart included (See below)— have criticized Israel for the lopsided death count in the conflict.

And an errant airstrike today next to a journalists’ hotel has led to a fresh wave of criticism against Israel. This afternoon, Israel shelled a Gaza beach, killing four children who were playing soccer there. A second shell hit as survivors were running for help.

The Israel Defense Forces spokesperson said the shells were aimed at a Hamas operative.

But because the shells hit outside a hotel housing journalists covering the conflict, pictures, video and first-person accounts have flooded the Internet, showing smoke, the dead children and a scene of chaos.

“The attack — and its heartrending aftermath –- was witnessed by NBC News,” wrote NBC reporters Ayman Mohyeldin and Paul Ziad Nassar. “Moments earlier, the boys were playing soccer with journalists on the beach.”

Jul 18 10:05

Gaza National DemonstrationStop the Killing • Stop the Bombing19 July 2014 • Assemble 12 NoonDowning Street London • March to Israeli Embassy

2100 Israeli air strikes, over 2000 rockets fired, and now the ground invasion has started we can expect a sharp escalation. Over 280 Palestinians have been killed, 77% of them civilians, a quarter ot them children. Over 2000 have been injured and 1800 homes destroyed. Israeli prime minister Netanyahu says, "No international pressure will prevent us from striking."

Gaza resident, Sarah Ali, described on Twitter what this meant as the invasion began: "Israel is literally bombing Gaza from everywhere: air, sea, and land. Terrifying sounds across the Strip. Sound of gunboat shelling is the most horrible. Drones. Apaches & warships. Tanks on the outskirts of east & north Gaza. Families stuck with injuries. This is a war zone."

Jul 18 09:42

Gaza deaths soar to 264 on day 11 of Israel assault

The death toll in Gaza hit 264 on Friday as Israel pressed a ground offensive on the 11th day of an assault aimed at stamping out cross-border rocket fire, Palestinian medics said.

And an Israeli soldier was killed during the launch of land operations on Thursday night, raising the death toll on the Israeli side to two, the army said.

Shortly before midday (0900 GMT), three Palestinian teenagers were killed by Israeli tank shelling near the northern town of Beit Hanun, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said, raising Friday’s toll to 23 dead.

Earlier, four other Palestinians were killed in several attacks on Beit Hanun, two of them by Israeli tank fire shortly after midnight.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That number of dead will probably double or triple soon, given the lack of medical supplies, infrastructure, and fresh water in Gaza.

Jul 18 08:33

As Israel Overruns Gaza, Tanks Ordered To "Open Fire At Anything That Moves"

Health officials in Gaza said 28 Palestinians were killed since the Israeli ground offensive began late Thursday, and as WaPo reports, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday that he has ordered Israel's military to prepare for "a significant expansion" of its ground offensive into the Gaza Strip, declaring that tunnels built by Hamas could not be destroyed solely through airstrikes. As The Guardian reports, according to military analyst Alex Fishman, writing in Yedioth Ahronoth: "The tanks, which serve as the heart of the assault force, received an order to open fire at anything that moved."

Jul 18 08:32

Ground Operation In Gaza Kills 18 Palestinians, Israeli Soldier

At least 18 Palestinians and an Israeli soldier were killed as Israel launched a ground offensive on the Gaza strip with the backing of aerial and naval artillery fire.

Jul 18 07:57

Operation Bibi Rescue

The IDF launched a vast ground operation in Gaza last night. Until now, Israel has failed to articulate its military objectives. No one in Israel is willing to commit to a definition of what a victory would look like. I am afraid that the military objective is obvious: saving Netanyahu’s political career.

Jul 18 07:49

Following Bombed Kids, NBC Pulls Reporter For Reporting Truth

"Ayman Mohyeldin, the NBC News correspondent who personally witnessed yesterday's killing by Israel of four Palestinian boys on a Gazan beach and who has received widespread praise for his brave and innovative coverage of the conflict, has been told by NBC executives to leave Gaza immediately. According to an NBC source upset at his treatment, the executives claimed the decision was motivated by "security concerns" as Israel prepares a ground invasion, a claim repeated to me by an NBC executive. But late yesterday, NBC sent another correspondent, Richard Engel, along with an American producer who has never been to Gaza and speaks no Arabic, into Gaza to cover the ongoing Israeli assault (both Mohyeldin and Engel speak Arabic).

Jul 17 14:29

Gaza Live Video

Jul 17 13:03

Israel begins ground invasion of Gaza strip

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday instructed the military to begin a ground offensive in Gaza, an official statement from his office said.

"The prime minister and defense minister have instructed the IDF to begin a ground operation tonight in order to hit the terror tunnels from Gaza into Israel," the statement said.

Reuters witnesses and Gaza residents reported heavy artillery and naval shelling along the Gazaborder.

Jul 17 11:18

NOT EVEN A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR THE GAZANS SLAUGHTERED BY ISRAEL

MK Basel Ghattas (Balad) caused a firestorm in the Knesset Wednesday, after he staged a “moment of silence” for the “victims” of Israel’s operation against Hamas in Gaza.

“I cannot give over my words today without addressing the current situation, whereby people are dying from criminal acts every day,” he touted. “I will stand for a moment of silence for the hundreds of people who have lost their lives during the current war.”

Jul 17 11:17

IMAGES OF THE DAY BY LATUFF

Jul 17 11:17

PROOF THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE SMART TO HAVE A SMART PHONE

Jul 17 09:33

ISRAEL TRIED TO DROWN THE HOPE OF GAZA

One of the greatest sources of inspiration and hope in Gaza is the Gaza Ark Project …. a constant threat to zion as they worked tirelessly to destroy it.

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However, it is now clear that Gaza’s Ark was deliberately targeted by Israel (for the second time). Israel is not worried about its security as it claims, what it is worried about and afraid of are peaceful projects like ours that expose its atrocities.

The good news is that no one was killed or injured in this attack as we had decided to pull the guard off the boat two days earlier, for his own safety.

Jul 17 09:32

NEW YORKERS CONTINUE TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR GAZA ~~ IN PHOTOS

As the bombings continue, so do the demonstrations for Peace in Gaza. Here at the UN Building yesterday, New Yorkers (mostly young Muslims) stand (and drive) for Justice in Palestine.

Jul 17 09:31

Israel Showed Restraint in Gaza Before Attacking? You Must Be Kidding

Our media ingrains warped terminology that bolsters the effort to portray Israel as a victim. Here are a few examples.

Jul 17 09:17

'They went to the beach to play': Deaths of 4 children add to growing toll in Gaza conflict

The boys were cousins -- playing, as they had many times before, at a beach by the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean when the shelling started.

The first shell struck a fisherman's hut on a jetty by the beach where the boys' game had taken them.

As a plume of smoke rose from the blast, several of the boys dashed across the sand, seeking cover.

But they couldn't outrun the second shell, which whizzed in and exploded right by them.

Jul 17 09:01

France 'bans pro-Palestinian rallies' as tensions increasingly mirror Israel-Gaza animosity

As thousands of protesters took to Parisian streets in demonstrations this week against the rising Palestinian death toll in Israeli military operations, French authorities reportedly imposed a full ban on pro-Palestinian marches in several cities.

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Chefs de merde!

Jul 17 08:36

Shocking scenes as 150 Jewish men go on rampage in Paris streets and clash with pro-Palestinian demonstrators

Jul 17 08:33

Tens of thousands flee Israeli raids on Gaza

Air strikes that struck the enclave on Wednesday killed at least 17 people, including four children, bringing the total deaths of Palestinians in the nine-day conflict to 213, with more than 1,450 wounded.

One Israeli was killed a day earlier by a Hamas-launched rocket, the only Israeli fatality since the fighting erupted on July 8.

The renewed bombardment on Wednesday destroyed several homes in Gaza, including the house of a senior Hamas official. The New York-based rights group Human Rights Watch called the destruction of civilian homes in the strip a war crime.

Jul 17 08:33

Gaza Live: Israel now plans "boots on the ground", says ground attack chances "very high"

In a clear indication that Israel is seriously considering ground strikes on Gaza, a senior Israeli military official told New York Times that chances of such a possibility was "very high", and that "if you want to efficiently fight terrorism you must be present, boots on the ground".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel's perceived might rests on having the latest and (maybe not so) greatest weapons provided by the US Government and paid for by the US taxpayers. It is easy to sit in those drone-control rooms, or inside a tank, or in an F-16 high in the sky dropping bombs and rockets onto a giant open-air prison camp and imagine oneself the heroes you read about in the Torah.

Going into Gaza will be another story and here again the story of Thermopylae comes into play, for just as the narrow gap held by Leonida took away the advantage of Xerxes' larger force and superior weapons, the tight confines of the world's most densely-packed population center will negate the high-tech whiz-bang of Israel's weapons, leaving the battles to be decided by the soldiers themselves.

Israel's soldiers, too-long dependent on their technological edge, are not an effective fighting force. They have not won a battle against an equal force since 1985. They failed to reach the Litani River in their last invasion of Lebanon and only a few days ago, Israeli commandos, supposedly their best, were clubbed like baby seals on a beach on Gaza and driven back into the sea.

I expect that HAMAS prefers to get the battle out of the skies where Israel has the clear advantage and onto the streets and alleys of Gaza where the fight will be more equal.

Jul 17 08:15

One Palestinian child has been killed by Israel every 3 days for the past 13 years

Official statistics from the Ministry of Information in Ramallah have revealed that 1,518 Palestinian children were killed by Israel's occupation forces from the outbreak of the second Intifada in September 2000 up to April 2013. That's the equivalent of one Palestinian child killed by Israel every 3 days for almost 13 years. The ministry added that the number of children injured by the Israelis since the start of the Second Intifada against Israel's occupation has now reached 6,000.

Jul 17 08:13

Witness to a shelling: first-hand account of deadly strike on Gaza port

It was there that the second shell hit the beach, those firing apparently adjusting their fire to target the fleeing survivors. As it exploded, journalists standing by the terrace wall shouted: "They are only children."

In the space of 40 seconds, four boys who had been playing hide and seek among fishermen's shacks on the wall were dead. They were aged between seven and 11; two were named Mohammad, one Zakaria and the youngest Ahed. All were members of the extended Bakr family.

Three others who were injured made it to the hotel: Hamad Bakr, aged 13, with shrapnel in his chest; his cousin Motasem, 11, injured in his head and legs, and Mohammad Abu Watfah, 21, who was hit by shrapnel in his stomach.

Jul 17 08:12

Israel Commits War Crimes While World Turns A Blind Eye | Interview with Harry Fear

Jul 17 08:09

#Israel assassinates 4 Palestinian children on the beach in #Gaza

Jul 17 08:05

See How Israeli War Criminals Massacre Children On Gaza Beach

Israel war criminals have continued their bloody aggression on the children of the besieged Gaza on the ninth day.

The Israeli naval boats monitored four children having fun like butterflies on the beach of Gaza in front of a Hotel assesses a number of journalists. The naval decided to kill them for making fun.

The children were helping their father to provide the juice to the reporters when the naval boats shelled the beach. The naval have targeted the children with the full intention to kill them without mercy.

The children were identified as Ahed Atef Bakir, 10, Zakaria Ahed Bakir, 10, Mohammad Ramiz Bakir, 11 and Ismail Mahmoud Bakir, 9. The father was injured seriously and transferred to the hospital of

On the ninth day of the Israeli war on the besieged Gaza, 23 Palestinians were killed and dozens injured bringing the death toll to 222.

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Jul 17 08:01

Campaigners call on UK government to end military ties with Israel

Campaigners are calling for the UK to end its military ties with Israel.

The UK has consistently given extensive political and military support to Israel. Earlier this year the Prime Minister, David Cameron, described his support for Israel as "unbreakable".

Jul 17 07:39

Israel’s recurring use of terror on civilians

“The stated aim was, as always, to stop the launching of the rockets. The means: killing a maximum of Palestinians, in order to teach them a lesson. The decision was based on the traditional Israeli concept: hit the civilian population again and again, until it overthrows its leaders. This has been tried hundreds of times and has failed hundreds of times.” (Uri Avnery “Kill a Hundred Turks and Rest”: The Five-Day War in Gaza March 2008).

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Jul 17 07:26

July 16 Gaza News - "At least they wont breed"

The kids were helping their father/uncle fixing fishing nets. The targeted artillery rounds came from an Israeli warship. Killed were Ahed Atef Bakr 10, Zakaria Ahed Bakr 10, Mohamed Ramez Bakr 11, Ismael Mohamed Bakr 9. An "Israel Activist and media monitor" responded to the news of the four killed children by writing:

At least they wont breed

Today Israel also intentionally hit the Wafa Hospital in Gaza with a smaller missile. The hospital is completely crowded with patients and the missile was considered a "warning shot" that might be followed up with a bigger attack. There is no place for the the people in the hospital to flee to.

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"At least they wont breed."

Jul 17 07:23

American orthodox Jews reject Israeli Zionism and murder of Palestinians

Jul 17 07:20

How US and Blair Plotted ‘Ceasefire’ Scam

We now have confirmation from the Israeli daily Haaretz of what we should have suspected: that the idea for the so-called Egyptian “ceasefire proposal” was actually hatched in Washington, the messenger boy was arch-war criminal Tony Blair, and the terms were drafted by Israel.

The intention was either to corner Hamas into surrendering – and thereby keep the savage blockade of Gaza in place – or force Hamas to reject the proposal and confirm the Israeli narrative that it is a terrorist organisation with which Israel cannot make peace.

Jul 17 07:19

Israel Accused Of War Crimes (UK Parliament)

Highlights from a UK parliamentary debate in which MPs variously accused Israel of war crimes, disproportionate violence, ruining peace negotiations by building illegal settlements, running the worlds largest outdoor prison, collective punishment, and attacking water supplies, hospitals, supply centres and all manner of other civilian targets.

Jul 17 07:17

BRICS Nations Recognize Iran’s Inalienable Right To A Peaceful Nuclear Program

With Iran’s nuclear talks at a decisive crossroads, the BRICS group of emerging powers says Tehran has an inalienable right to a peaceful nuclear program.

The BRICS countries also say there’s no alternative to a negotiated solution to the Iranian nuclear issue. The countries, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, made the statement in a declaration adopted at their summit meeting in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza.

The support came as Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany are negotiating for a final solution to their dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program. The BRICS countries welcomed what they called the positive momentum generated by the talks which they encouraged to continue in order to achieve a comprehensive and long-lasting solution.

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What is important to remember is that by signing the Nuclear-Non Proliferation Treaty, the United States also recognized Iran's right to a peaceful nuclear program. By using the threat of military action to coerce Iran to surrender their rights under that treaty, it is the United States that is in violation of international law.

Jul 17 06:34

Militants in Gaza fire rocket at Israel as humanitarian cease-fire window expires

Palestinian militants in Gaza fired a rocket at Israel Thursday just as a five-hour U.N. humanitarian cease-fire expired, the Israeli military said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

FOX News is trying to claim that HAMAS fired the rockets just BEFORE the cease fire ended. They have Charles Krauthammer on right now putting the blame for the whole mess on HAMAS.

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!

"Saddam has nuclear weapons."

"Assad is gassing his own people."

"Putin is to blame for Ukraine."

"Gaza is all HAMAS' fault."

Need I say more?

Jul 16 22:47

See How Israeli War Criminals Massacre Children On Gaza Beach

Israel war criminals have continued their bloody aggression on the children of the besieged Gaza on the ninth day.

The Israeli naval boats monitored four children having fun like butterflies on the beach of Gaza in front of a Hotel assesses a number of journalists. The naval decided to kill them for making fun.

The children were helping their father to provide the juice to the reporters when the naval boats shelled the beach. The naval have targeted the children with the full intention to kill them without mercy.

Jul 16 20:18

Gaza Live: Israel now plans "boots on the ground", says ground attack chances "very high"

In a clear indication that Israel is seriously considering ground strikes on Gaza, a senior Israeli military official told New York Times that chances of such a possibility was "very high", and that "if you want to efficiently fight terrorism you must be present, boots on the ground".

Jul 16 20:16

Shocking scenes as 150 Jewish men go on rampage in Paris streets and clash with pro-Palestinian demonstrators

A group of 150 Jewish men were seen brandishing iron bars and cans of pepper spray as they clashed with Pro-Palestinian demonstrators in Paris.

Video footage of the clashes show the group chanting racist slogans as they roamed the streets.

It came as President Francois Hollande warned that he did not want to see ‘the Israeli-Palestinian conflict imported into France’.

Jul 16 18:14

‘That does look tragic’: IDF spokesman on killing 4 children on Gaza beach

At least four children have been reportedly killed by Israeli shelling while playing football on Gaza beach. IDF spokesperson Peter Lerner tells RT that Israel will investigate the death of 4 children at the Gaza beach

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"They were building a rocket launching site. The soccer ball was just clever camouflage but it did not fool us!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Jul 16 14:13

In PHOTOS: Thousands Turn Out For Funeral Of Murdered Palestinian Teen By Jewish-Israeli Extremists

Palestinians fear similar revenge attacks by Jewish Israeli extremists, particularly in light of prominent figures in Israel's religious, social and political circles espousing rhetoric that openly appears to back such attacks against Palestinians.

Jul 16 14:02

FLASHBACK - Jew Settlers Stoning Palestine Christian Children walking to school

Jul 16 12:14

Judge in terrorism-related case raised $3 million for Israel, lawyers say

A federal judge who has raised more than $3 million for a pro-Israeli charity should not be allowed to handle the terrorism-related trial of a Palestinian immigrant, lawyers for a Southwest suburban woman say.

Activist Rasmieh Odeh, 66, of Evergreen Park, is due to stand trial in Detroit in September on charges she hid the 10 years she spent in an Israeli prison from federal authorities when she emigrated to the U.S. in 1995.

Odeh was convicted by the Israelis of two terrorist bombings — one of which killed two people — in Jerusalem in 1969, but also failed to acknowledge that fact when she successfully applied for U.S. citizenship in 2005, the feds said when they arrested her in the Chicago-area in October.

Jul 16 12:10

Are Jews the Israelites of the Bible?

The number one biblical verse used by Zionist Jews and Zionist Christians alike to justify dispossessing the Palestinians of their land is this one, Genesis 15:18:

‘On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram and said, “To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates….”

By descendants God definitely meant the same biological bloodline, the same DNA, actual grandchildren of Abraham. Not spiritual progeny. Unfortunately, as even a cursory study would show, the great majority of today’s Jews are not bloodline descendants of Abraham.

Jul 16 12:04

Mothers of all Palestinians must be killed: Israeli MP

A well-known Israeli politician and parliament member has branded Palestinians as terrorists, saying mothers of all Palestinians should also be killed during the ongoing Israeli assault on the besieged Gaza Strip.

Ayelet Shaked of the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home party called for the slaughter of Palestinian mothers who give birth to "little snakes."

"They have to die and their houses should be demolished so that they cannot bear any more terrorists," Shaked said, adding, "They are all our enemies and their blood should be on our hands. This also applies to the mothers of the dead terrorists.”

The remarks are considered as a call for genocide as she declared that all Palestinians are Israel's enemies and must be killed.

Jul 16 11:24

‘Shells were chasing them’: Four Palestinian children killed on beach by Israeli rockets

Four Palestinian children were killed by rockets while playing football on Gaza beach, with local officials saying the attack came from an Israeli gunboat. Dozens of international journalists witnessed the tragedy.

“This is a cowardly crime,” said Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesman for the Gaza Health Ministry.

The children have been named as Ahed Atef Bakr and Zakaria Ahed Bakr, both aged 10, Mohamed Ramez Bakr, 11, and Ismael Mohamed Bakr, 9, and another boy remains in critical condition. All the victims were relatives.

“The kids were playing football on the beach,” Ahmed Abu Hassera, who witnessed the explosions along with dozens of foreign journalists located nearby, told Reuters. “When the first shell hit the land, they ran away but another shell hit them all. It looked as if the shells were chasing them.”

Jul 16 11:01

Ramzy Baroud discusses the attempted ceasefire in Gaza

Jul 16 10:58

SPOOF OF THE TWO WORLD CUPS

Jul 16 10:58

JON STEWART’S SPOOF ON THE ‘BOMB BETTER WAR’

“A massive protest scheduled for July 18 and 19 across the United States is aimed at stopping the influx of Central American children flooding across the border, and more than a dozen smaller community protests already have played roles in stopping the children from being brought there.

Citizens in Westminster, Maryland; Oracle, Arizona; Vassar, Michigan; Greece, New York, and many other places have blocked the importation of illegal aliens into their communities through public protests, letters and official resolutions from elected leaders.”

Jul 16 09:21

Israel Failed to Provide Connection between Targets and Military Activity – Report

Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem has issued an information sheet stating that the interpretation presented by the Israeli forces spokesperson — that it is enough for a person to be involved in a military activity to render his home and his neighbors’ homes legitimate military targets without having to prove any connection between his activity and the house in which he and his family live — is unfounded and illegal.

The organization added, according to WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency’s recent report:

“It is not a coincidence that the number of uninvolved civilians killed or injured by these bombings is growing. The law is meant to protect civilians and, unsurprisingly, violating it has lethal consequences. Euphemisms such as ‘surgical strikes’ or ‘operational infrastructure’ cannot hide the facts: illegal attacks of homes, which constitute punitive home demolition from the air, come at a dreadful cost in human life.”

Jul 16 09:20

ANTI WAR ACTIONS IN NEW YORK THIS WEEK

NYC Rally For Israel, Pro-Palestinian Protesters Counter-Demonstration

Jul 16 09:19

IT IS NOW ‘KOSHER’ TO OPPOSE AIPAC AND COMPANY

Organizations like the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and Jewish Voice for Peace have both taken advantage of and pushed forward this discourse shift. The real challenge now is how to use this change, how to use the near-normalization of criticism of Israel to broaden the work, to engage with organizations and institutions and—gasp!—even members of Congress who have never touched this issue before and who still assume it’s political suicide to criticize Israel. We know now it certainly isn’t, and we have to figure out how to move to the next, far more difficult stage of turning discourse shift into real policy change.

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Jul 16 08:00

"Kurdistan" Israeli Style

From the U.S. point of view, the creation of Kurdistan is a step in the remodeling of the "Middle East region" (Greater Middle East), that is to say, the division of the area into ethnically homogeneous micro-states, easy to dominate. That is why the Pentagon has been conspicuously absent. At a closed meeting during which the Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel and the Chief of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, came to explain to Congress the parliamentary situation in Iraq, they not only claimed to have lost the Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi file (and thus didn’t know why they arrested him in 2004 and why they released him a few months later) [2], but also admitted to having no intervention plan and leaving the field entirely open to the Islamic Emirate and Kurdistan. [3]

Jul 16 07:55

Did Israel Collude With ISIS to Justify Gaza Attack?

Jul 16 07:40

Israel student union sets up “war room” to sell Gaza massacre on Facebook

As the death toll from Israel’s savage bombardment of Gaza continues to climb, Israel has once again turned to students to sell the slaughter online.

“Although they haven’t been called up to the army yet, they’ve decided to enlist in a civilian mission that is no less important – Israeli propaganda [hasbara],” Ynet’s Hebrew edition reported about a massive initiative organized by the Israeli student union branch at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC Herzliya), a prestigious private university.

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This seems like a good time to remind everyone reading the comments that the government of Israel pays people to post pro-Israel propaganda in social media.

Here are some stories about it.

Israel’s Government Is Paying College Students to Spread Pro-Israel Propaganda on Social MediaBack 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. tinyurl.com/ldpczhw

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. tinyurl.com/pwuzmrg

Israel to pay students to defend it onlineIsrael 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. tinyurl.com/qh8jbe9

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. tinyurl.com/o6d82wj

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. tinyurl.com/p2qxnn7

Jul 16 07:35

READER PHOTOS - Toronto Protest against Israel's War Crimes in Gaza

Jul 16 07:22

RIP Lama Khalil, a 5 month old baby, was murdered in an Israeli air raid on Tal Sultan #GazaUnderAttack #Gaza

Palestinian children, even babies being murdered & MSM don't just hide it, they tell you to feel pity for the murderers!

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Which is why nobody listens to the corporate media any more.

Jul 16 07:03

Detroit protesters oppose Israeli assault on Gaza

Hundreds of demonstrators marched through downtown Detroit on Sunday to protest the Israeli bombardment of Gaza. The Detroit area is home to one of the largest Arabic populations in the US.

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Maybe that's why the bankers are so eager to shut off their water!

Jul 16 06:49

Israel-Gaza conflict: No truce, both cite self-defense

Jul 16 06:48

TURKISH WOMEN PROTEST ISRAEL, ISRAELI LAWMAKER

A group of activists from the Women and Democracy Association (KADEM), a leading nongovernmental organization, staged a protest outside the Israeli consulate in Istanbul's Levent district yesterday.

Demonstrators, led by KADEM President Sare Y?lmaz Ayd?n, protested against Israel's Gaza offensive that has killed at least 190 Palestinians over the past week and remarks by a female Israeli lawmaker inciting hatred against Palestinian civilians.

Women carried banners denouncing Israel and Ayelet Shaked, an Israeli lawmaker who caused outrage with her remarks on Palestinians. They left a black wreath at the consulate dedicated to "Miss Hitler," Ayelet Shaked.

Jul 16 06:43

BEX ALERT - Legal opinion: Israel can cut off water, power to Gaza during conflict

Document states that imposing economic sanctions would be legal, that electricity is not a basic humanitarian need.

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Everything that the Nazis did was the letter of German law.

Jul 16 06:28

Congresswoman who visited Israel on AIPAC’s dime has no time for relative of boy beaten by Israeli police

Rep. Castor was non-responsive during those first most urgent days. Her failure to do right by a young constituent is surely in part a consequence of a commitment to the “unbreakable bond that exists between our country and the State of Israel,” even when a constituent is attacked and arrested by Israeli authorities. Tellingly, at the same time we desperately needed her to speak up on Tariq’s behalf, she was tweeting about saving the manatees.

Jul 16 06:25

Gaza National DemonstrationStop the Killing • Stop the Bombing19 July 2014 • Assemble 12 NoonDowning Street London • March to Israeli Embassy

1400 Israeli air strikes, over 1000 rockets fired, and Israel says there is much more to come. Over 200 Palestinians have been killed, 77% of them civilians, a quarter ot them children. 1500 have been injured, 800 homes destroyed. Israeli prime minister Netanyahu says, "No international pressure will prevent us from striking."

Israel's barbaric bombardment of the most densely populated area on earth must stop now. Barack Obama, David Cameron and UK foreign secretary William Hague's support for "Israel's right to defend itself" is nothing less than collusion with war crimes killing women, children and disabled people.

Join this demonstration. Publicise it as widely as you can among your family, friends, in your workplace, college, local community etc. Israel's crimes against humanity must stop now.

Jul 15 21:20

Netanyahu: ‘If there is no ceasefire in Gaza, our answer is fire’

Prime minster speaks before the second security cabinet meeting of day and after barrage of rockets from Gaza on Tel Aviv area.

Jul 15 21:20

Netanyahu fires Danny Danon over criticism of Gaza war

Move comes hours after hawkish deputy defense minister lambasted cabinet’s ‘humiliating’ decision to accept truce proposal

Jul 15 21:19

Senate Approves Funding Boost for Iron Dome

A U.S. Senate panel on Tuesday approved a 50 percent funding boost for the Iron Dome anti-missile system, AFP reported.

The measure, if it becomes law, would provide $621.6 million for Israeli missile defense programs for the 2015 fiscal year starting in October, including $351 million for the short-range Iron Dome system that has been put to the test over the past eight days amid a raging conflict between Israel and Hamas.

Jul 15 21:19

IDF Warns Northern Gaza Residents to Evacuate Their Homes

IDF tells residents of two northern Gaza neighborhoods that an airstrike against terrorists is impending.

Jul 15 19:45

BREAKING: #Israeli F16s missiles hit WAFA HOSPITAL in #Gaza!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jul 15 17:34

Gaza-demonstratie op Spuiplein in volle gang

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From a paper in The Hague, Holland. Big uproar (at least in the media) for the use of swastikas and stating the obvious.

Jul 15 17:30

Demonstrators Burn Israeli Flags At Embassy Protest in Bangkok

Protesters rallied in front of the Israel Embassy in Bangkok today to voice their anger over Israeli air strikes in Gaza, despite the Thai military junta’s ban on public gatherings.

Jul 15 17:26

‘Suspects hit Abu Khdeir with a tire iron before burning him’

According to the Shin Bet, the primary suspects, one aged 30, reportedly from the West Bank settlement of Adam – the two others are reportedly minors from Jerusalem — confessed to the brutal crime of kidnapping Abu Khdeir, 16, off the street in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat, early on July 2, beating him and setting him on fire, apparently while he was still alive.

They said that Abu Khdeir’s killing was revenge for the killing of Israeli teenagers Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gil-ad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel, 16, last month, the Shin Bet said in a statement.

The suspects’ testimonies also revealed that the alleged crime was premeditated, and that they obtained supplies — including handcuffs and gasoline — in advance.

Jul 15 14:56

Gaza: Israeli commandos ‘running like chickens’

Israel has suffered her first defeat in a ground conflict since here ill-fated foray into Lebanon in 2006.

Israel reports that 13 Naval Commandos landed on a beach in Northern Gaza to “take out” a Hamas long-range missile battery. Israel’s own reporting is that they suffered four wounded and that two Palestinians died in the attack.

Jul 15 12:46

Clashes in Paris as thousands march against Israel offensive

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The people who started throwing the rocks have been identified as Israel supporters who started the confrontation then ran and hid in a synagogue.

Jul 15 12:18

George Galloway explaining to a Jew that they have no right in Palestine

Jul 15 12:01

NSA may be putting Israeli security interests above U.S., new document reveals

Greenwald, who published many of Snowden's revelations over the last year, released his book "No Place to Hide"on Wednesday. Concurrently with the release of the book, Greenwald made public slides that Snowden obtained from the NSA. One of them deals with intelligence relations with Israel.

"Balancing the SIGINT exchange equally between U.S. and Israeli needs has been a constant challenge in the last decade; it arguably tilted heavily in favor of Israeli security concerns. 9/11 came, and went, with NSA's only true Third Party CT relationship being driven almost totally by the needs of the partner," one slide reads.

Another slide states, "The Israelis are extraordinarily good SIGINT partners for us, but … they target us to learn our positions on Middle East problems. A NIE [National Intelligence Estimate] ranked them as the third most aggressive intelligence service against the U.S."

Jul 15 11:59

TODAY’S GAZA SPOOF

Bibi and Abbas love to watch the horror show together

Jul 15 11:58

Female Israel soldiers faking injuries for TV News!!! The entire world must see this. #FreePalestine

Jul 15 11:01

Question All Pro-Israel Tweets, Israel Paying For Them

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.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office, which will oversee the programme, confirmed its launch and wrote that its aim was to “strengthen Israeli public diplomacy and make it fit the changes in the means of information consumption”.

Jul 15 10:58

Do Palestinians in Gaza have the Right to Defend themselves against Israeli Aggression?

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US State Department spokes-bimbo Jen Psaki: "What Israeli aggression?!?

Jul 15 10:52

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a love seat for two
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Jul 15 10:09

Police open fire on Palestine solidarity activists at Los Angeles rally for Israel

An officer with the Department of Homeland Security opened fire on Palestine solidarity activists as they drove away from a pro-Israel rally in front of the Federal Building in Westwood in Los Angeles on Sunday. The activists have also complained that they were attacked by Israel supporters.

The Electronic Intifada’s Ali Abunimah was attacked by Los Angeles police in the same area while filming a pro-Israel rally last week.

After being shot at, the men were detained by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and then smeared by various media outlets as violent members of Hamas.

Jul 15 09:30

IMAGES OF THE GAZA WAR AND THE OCCUPATION(S)

Jul 15 09:28

Press Release for Action to End US Support for Israeli Crimes against Occupied Palestine - PROTEST MARCH ON OAHU!

We invite those who deplore these human rights abuses to join us protesting the actions of Israel, particularly as the Israeli state is utilizing US funding to engage in practices of colonization, apartheid, and occupation that have been condemned as illegal under international law.

We will meet on Tuesday July 15 th from 4-6pm on the corners of Ala Moana and Atkinson Boulevards near downtown Honolulu. We will bring some sign-making materials, but would request those of you who wish to join us to bring your own signs if you are able.

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BUMP TO THE TOP

If you live on Oahu, this protest march regarding Israel's genocide against the Palestinians takes place next Tuesday across the street from the Ala Moana shopping center. People are encouraged to make their own signs so that Israel cannot say this is a bought-and-paid-for PR campaign by the anti-semites.

SOME EXAMPLES FOR SIGNS

End US $ for Genocide in Gaza

Free Palestine – End US $ for the Illegal Occupation

End US $ for Collective Punishment of Palestinians

Stop US $ for Brutal Attacks on Palestinian Children

Gaza is Under Brutal Israeli Air raids funded by US $

Emergency Supplies & Medicine Lacking in Gaza under Israeli Siege

Stop US $ for Israeli’s State-Sanctioned Murder of Palestinians

US Silence and US $ Kill Palestinian Children

Stop US Support of all Genocide

Stop US $ for Violence & Terror

Stop US $ for War against Children of Gaza, Palestine

Stop US Support of War Crimes and Atrocities

The Apartheid Wall is Illegal – Divest from Apartheid Israeli

US $ Pay Israel Bombs 1.6 Million Imprisoned Gazans with US$

Palestinian Children are Imprisoned and Tortured by Israel with US $

Israel’s Illegal Settlers are Stealing Palestinian Land with US Support

Israel’s Army and US $ Instill Fear & Destroy Hope in Palestinian Children

Israel’s Military Fires Teargas into Palestinian Schools with US $

Israel Destroys Palestinian Olive Trees – US Pays

Israelis Unleash Wild Pigs and Raw Sewage to Palestinian Villages with US $

Boycott Apartheid Israel

End US $ for Oppression of Palestinians

Jul 15 09:28

THE SELF DESTRUCTION OF ISRAEL

They (the Palestinians) have gradually been stripped of basic civil liberties, robbed of assets including much of their land and often their homes, have suffered from mounting restrictions on their physical movements, been blocked from trading and business, especially the selling of produce, and found themselves increasingly impoverished and finally trapped behind walls and security fences erected around Gaza and the West Bank.

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Jul 15 09:25

IN PHOTOS ~~ NEW YORKERS DEFY THEIR ELECTED OFFICIALS AND STAND WITH PALESTINE … NOT WITH ISRAEL!

NY elected officials say that New York Stands with Israel? Let’s tell them where we stand!

Jul 15 08:01

U.S. warns against Israeli ground invasion of Gaza, citing civilian risk

The United States on Monday warned against any Israeli ground invasion of Gaza, saying it would put even more civilians at risk than are currently in the crossfire of attacks on Hamas.

But the White House stopped short of criticizing Israel over the civilian toll so far in Gaza of the offensive, saying the government had a “right” and “responsibility” to defend their citizens against rocket attacks.

“Nobody wants to see a ground invasion because that would put more civilians at risk,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said during his daily press briefing.

The comments apparently reflect growing US concern over a possible escalation of the conflict, which Washington has offered to use its regional leverage to mediate.

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"....Regional leverage..."?!?!?

YOU HAVE GOT TO BE FLIPPING KIDDING ME.

Iraq, Libya, and Afghanistan are melting into a maelstrom of instability, and the US government has managed to scotch any real possibility of achieving a deal with Iran on its nuclear energy program.

IF those results are considered "leverage" in the region, please tell me: what does epic fail look like?!?

And were I a betting woman, I would bet that Israel will go ahead with a ground invasion just at a time when the world is otherwise distracted; let's say, dealing with a head-on military collision between Russia and Ukraine.

Jul 15 07:58

District’s ‘critical thinking’ assignment led at least 50 students to conclude Holocaust never occurred

An eighth-grade English assignment that was meant to develop students’ critical thinking skills has, instead, created some 50 new Holocaust deniers.

In May, Rialto Unified School District leaders came under intense criticism after it was revealed the district’s roughly 2,000 eighth-grade students were given an in-class essay assignment in which they were asked to consider if the Holocaust was “an actual historical event” or if it might have been “a propaganda tool that was used for political and monetary gain.”concentration camp

Students were directed to “research” the issue and take a position on it, supporting their conclusion with “textual evidence” – printouts of information culled from three websites, one of which was a Holocaust denial site.

When news of the assignment broke, Rialto Unified school officials attempted to soothe angry community members by stating that none of the students actually argued that the Holocaust did not occur.

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"At the insistence of AIPAC, critical thinking will no longer be taught to American children. In fact we plan to lobotomize most of them so that they will have no choice but to believe what we tell them to believe ... for their own good, of course!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 15 07:14

Israeli expert says Iron Dome defence is a hoax

An Israeli scientist and award-winning security expert has called the Iron Dome missile defence system "the biggest hoax the world has seen", Addustour news website has reported.

According to Dr Motty Scheffer, "Today, there is no missile which can intercept other missiles or rocket-propelled grenades, and the Iron Dome is a light audio system which blocks Israeli public opinion and, of course, itself. In fact, all the explosions that we have seen in the atmosphere are self-destruction. The Iron Dome did not launch any rocket that could intercept at least one missile fired from Gaza."

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Iron Dome interceptors cost about $50,000 each, not including the cost of the launching and ground tracking system. They are scoring less than a 50% success rate against the Gaza rockets, which cost less than $1000 each. From a purely economic point of view, Iron Dome is not an effective weapon system. But Israel doesn't care because they are not paying for those $50,000 rockets, YOU are!

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 06:16

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 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 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 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 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 09:30

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

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 08:19

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 07:42

Hard Facts of The Holocaust

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 07:21

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

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”

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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

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.

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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 07:06

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 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 11:30

A short introduction about occupied Palestine

Jul 13 10:41

Diane Sawyer Misrepresents Footage of Palestinian Bombing Victims as Israelis

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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 …

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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 10:00

Palestine 1896

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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 07:26

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?

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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. 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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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 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 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 11:37

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 11:09

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 09:43

The "Six Million Jews" Theme From Before World War Two

So here is the story.

I chanced across an article documenting how the Zionists had been using the theme of "Six Million Jews" long before World War 2. This article was hosted on scribd and no sooner did I link to that article from whatreallyhappened.com than it was pulled from the scribd server.

The reason for the panic reaction is obvious. As doubts continue to surface regarding the claim of Six Million Jews intentionally exterminated by Germany in the 1940s, evidence that the Six Million "brand" has been used prior to that time undermines its credibility even further.

So where did the Six Million come from, if not in actual fact from the crimes of the Nazis? It actually originates in a prophecy from the Talmud, which states that after Six Million Jews are sacrificed, Israel will be restored to the survivors.

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Jul 12 09:08

Israel Is Bombing Gaza Back to the Stone Age to Get Hamas ... But ISIS – NOT HAMAS – Claims Credit for Attacks Against Israel

Israel is currently bombing Gaza back to the stone age (MSM spin notwithstanding).

While Israel claims that Hamas was behind the murder of 3 Israeli boys which started this round of violence (and subsequent rocket attacks), the Times of Israel reported last week:

A new Palestinian jihadist group pledging allegiance to the Islamic State (formerly known as ISIL) [or "ISIS"] has claimed responsibility for the killing of three Israeli teenagers last month in the West Bank, as well as other recent deadly attacks against Israeli soldiers and civilians.

Hamas has denied responsibility for the attacks.

The New York Times also reported on Wednesday:

Jul 12 09:07

Gaza-Israel conflict: The terrible price Palestinian children are paying for Israel’s war with Hamas

He and his wife, Hanan, had craved a baby and Mariam came after years of IVF treatment. An only child, she was the apple of her grandparents’ eyes and they had been constantly cautioning her that she should not stray far from home in these dangerous times.

“Our little girl was playing in our garden when it happened. The Israelis bombed a house across the street: the blast came straight through our house – then I saw my daughter lying in blood,” said Mr Masri. “She was injured badly in the head, so we fear very much.”

Mariam is one among the extraordinarily large number of children who have been victims since Benjamin Netanyahu’s government launched Operation Protective Edge: 22 are among the 103 dead, and no less than 70 per cent of the 700 injured comprise boys and girls, or women, according to Palestinian medical authorities.

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The IDF is blowing up residential structures, under the claim that they harbor "Hamas terrorists"; however, I would suggest that they are bombing residential structures to kill as many women and children as possible.

When you execute kids, you take the future away from a society; Hitler certainly understood that.

Executing women... is forced population control.

Jul 12 09:06

Can We Stop Pretending Israel is Being Attacked?

I’ve long been a critic of Israel when it comes to its treatment of the Palestinians, but have refrained from jumping in every time the conflict flares up in recent years. Why? Because it is so toxic and divisive that I’m not sure it does any good venting about it on Facebook, Twitter, or on these pages. If you are pro-Israel, there’s not a lot anyone can say to change your mind. If you can watch Israel decimate Palestinians and take their land on live television, year after year, decade after decade and still justify their behavior, then there is little point in engaging in debate. It’s takes an extraordinary leap of logic to justify Israel’s brutal occupation of Palestine, and the blind support the nation receives is born out of irrational tribal loyalty rather than a neutral observation of the facts.

Jul 12 09:04

About Those Rockets | #Gaza

Here is a familiar-sounding reply to this week's complaints about the carnage in Gaza: "Well, if people wouldn't fire ROCKETS at Israel, none of those strikes would have been carried out, and people would not have died. And hey, what would YOU do if the people who lived across the border were firing rockets at YOU?"

I call this "The Response." You hear it a lot it in the US from supporters of Israel. It has many variations, but the variations always hit the main points: "They started it; that's what happens when you start something; what the hell would you do in our situation?" The Response seems powerful. It tends to end discussions, which is, I think, why it's been popular for a long time.

For years, I bought it. Now I don't, and I wrote this article to tell you why. Once you look at The Response closely enough, you realize that there are at least three points at which it collapses under its own weight.

Jul 12 08:59

Thank You, President Obama. Love, Israel

Dear President Obama,

We must confess, when you became President, some of us were a little worried that America’s "special relationship" with Israel would come to an end.

We were concerned that the United States would no longer provide money, weapons, and most importantly, diplomatic cover to Israel.

After all, Jimmy Carter – a former President from your own political party – has been highly critical of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. He even had the nerve to say that Hamas was democratically elected, and that our policy towards Palestine is worse than South African apartheid.

We were fearful that your passionate speech in Cairo in 2009 would make Muslims believe that an Obama presidency would be a neutral player in Israel’s fight against the terrorists from Palestine.

But, thankfully, through your actions as President, you have alleviated our anxieties.

Jul 12 08:53

Palestinians: Most Gaza dead are children, women, elderly

A five-year-old boy was killed yesterday morning in an Israeli airstrike on the northern Gaza Strip, as Palestinian sources reported the deaths of 17 people in the morning in assaults on a café and a home.

Reports from Gaza indicated widespread damage to houses, infrastructure and public buildings, with large numbers of civilian casualties. A Hamas activist ridiculed Israeli claims that Hamas infrastructure was being targeted, noting the high number of buildings containing families and civilians that had been hit.

By the afternoon, the Palestinian Health Ministry put the death toll in Gaza at 81 people — among them 22 children, 15 women and 12 elderly people — since Operation Protective Edge began on Tuesday. Another 537 people have been injured.

Like Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Palestinians in Gaza are not talking about calming the situation. Spokesmen for different armed organizations in the Strip are vowing to continue their fight “to the end.”

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Precisely what does that phrase fight 'to the end' mean, precisely, in Netanyahu's mind?!?

The killing of every Gazan woman, child, and medically fragile elderly people the IDF snipers can hit?!?

Unfortunately, the short answer here appears to be yes.

Jul 12 07:46

Our wretched Jewish state

Now we know: In the Jewish state, there is pity and humane feelings only for Jews, rights only for the Chosen People. The Jewish state is only for Jews.

Jul 12 07:43

Einstein on Palestine and Zionism

There is some controversy over Einstein’s political views especially on the issue of Palestine and the creation of a Jewish State.

Many Zionists claim Einstein as one of their own. Einstein, however, was a pacifist, a universalist and abhorred nationalism.

The recently published book, Einstein on Israel and Zionism: His Provocative Ideas About the Middle East by Fred Jerome (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2009) has brought Einstein’s political views on the Middle East back into the spotlight.

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Jul 12 07:38

FLASHBACK 2013 - Jews caught staging “Muslim terror” again to hype up flagging support for their evil antichristian apartheid regime

Jul 12 07:32

Israel Airstrike Hits Gaza Mosque, Death Toll Tops 120

Israeli airstrikes targeting Hamas in Gaza hit a mosque and a center for the disabled where two women were killed Saturday, raising the Palestinian death toll from the offensive to more than 120, Palestinian officials said.

The Israeli military said the mosque concealed rockets like those used in the barrage of nearly 700 fired by Gaza militants at Israel over the five-day offensive, while saying it was investigating claims about the other sites hit.

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