ISRAEL

Jul 11 07:05

Palestinian president says Israel are ‘hours away’ from launching ground strike as rockets are now fired into country from Lebanon

Israel is only hours away from launching a ground attack on Gaza, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has claimed.

The Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization warned that the Israeli government has already approved a land operation in Gaza, and that the operation is likely to start later today.

His claims come as a fresh wave of rocket attacks have hit sites in Israel - including towns in the north of the country that were fired from Lebanon.

It is the first time militants in Lebanon have launched missiles following four-days of rocket attacks sent from Gaza. It is not yet known whether the rockets were a symbolic show of support for Palestinian militant group Hamas, or if they represent an intervention by Lebanese Shi'ite militant group Hezbollah.

Jul 11 04:53

100 killed' in Gaza as pressure builds on Israel to end military offensive

he death toll in Gaza has risen as international pressure builds on Israel to end its four-day conflict with Hamas and Palestinian militant groups in the enclave.

A Gaza health ministry spokesman said two Palestinians were killed and three injured in an Israeli air strike on Friday that brought the death toll to 100.

Rocket fire continued at Israeli cities, which have so far avoided fatalities, and Hamas's armed wing, the Izz el-Deen al-Qassam Brigades, said on Friday it intended to hit Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion international airport, warning airlines not to fly to it.

The White House said late on Thursday that Barack Obama had phoned the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, to offer to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

Jul 11 04:48

Rocket Sets Israeli Gas Station on Fire

Jul 10 23:25

Justice Corrupted – An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

The “War on Terror” has likewise created a special circumstance that has liberated Justice Department dogmatists: Islamophobes, Zionists, neoconservatives and others who fancy themselves on a special mission to protect the nation from evil and conspiratorial forces. And, as with the hanging judges before them, the result has been an enhanced possibility not of justice, but rather of the miscarriage of justice.

Jul 10 23:02

The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

How come all those Palestinians – all 1.5 million – are crammed into Gaza in the first place?

Jul 10 22:59

Rally held in New York City against Israeli crimes

Thousands of people gathered outside the Israeli mission to the United Nations in New York City on Wednesday to protest Israel’s crimes against Palestinians.

Jul 10 19:49

New Yorkers March Against Israeli Terror

On Wednesday, July 9, 2014 New York City was one of many cities who held emergency protests in support of Palestine. Two rallies were coordinated: the first, "A Rally Against US funding of Israeli Terror" began outside the Israeli consulate in the city's east side. Merging the rallies together, approximately 4,000 people marched to the News Corporation head quarters in the second rally, "For Accurate Media Coverage." News Corp is home to Rupert Murdoch's NY Post, FOX News, and Wall Street Journal.

Jul 10 19:37

Gaza healthcare services on brink of collapse as death toll climbs

Healthcare services in Gaza are on the brink of collapse as the death toll climbs amid a shortage of medical supplies and fuel for hospital generators, the WHO has warned. Ninety Palestinians have been killed so far, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.

Jul 10 18:25

Obama Speaks to Netanyahu, Offers to Mediate Ceasefire

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"We'll set up this website everyone can log onto..." -- Official White Horse Souse

(ahem)

Obama is just grandstanding. Netanyahu won't let a cease fire happen.

Jul 10 16:42

100,000 Gaza residents at risk

About 100,000 Gaza residents living in cities near the border with Israel were reportedly told Thursday to leave their homes ahead of anticipated military action by the Israeli army, according to Israeli media reports.

Jul 10 16:02

US, Israel Pushing to Clear UN Path for Escalation of Gaza Assault

As United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges restraint, both the U.S. and Israel are attempting to clear the path at the UN for the escalation of Israel's assault on Gaza.

Speaking to the UN Security Council on Thursday, Ron Prosor—the Israeli envoy to the UN—dismissed calls for deescalation and ceasefire, comparing them to "asking a fire brigade to fight an inferno with a bucket of water," according to the Guardian. In a moment of high theatrics, Prosor played a recording of an air raid siren in Israel.

Jul 10 15:47

Why Israel is blind to Palestinian suffering

Lots of people have been wondering over on my Facebook page how it is that Israelis are so incapable of understanding what bombing one of the most crowded places on earth entails: lots of Palestinian civilian casualties. Well, this Israeli TV interview with Palestinian Knesset member Haneen Zoabi should help.

Jul 10 13:44

Israelis indifferent to lynching and war crimes

Uri Avnery voices disgust at the murder in Gaza, the official and media incitement, the burning alive of an innocent Palestinian teenager by Israeli neo-Nazis and the Israeli public’s silence.

Jul 10 13:44

Netanyahu's War: What Is It Good For?

The government of Benjamin Netanyahu has launched a new war on Palestinians in Gaza, a war whose purported justifications make George W. Bush’s excuses for his illegal invasion of Iraq smell nice by comparison. So far, the United States, Netanyahu’s chief enabler, has been unwilling to stop the carnage, as it could easily do, because Washington hasn’t yet heard enough complaint from Americans not to use their tax dollars to kill children in Gaza.

Jul 10 13:36

How Netanyahu provoked this war with Gaza

His antagonism to all Palestinians – to Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority no less than to Hamas – started and steadily fueled the chain reaction that led to the current misery.

Jul 10 13:26

Toll mounts as Israel steps up Gaza air raids

Eight members of Palestinian family, including five children, among 88 dead so far, with no casualties on Israeli side.

Jul 10 13:03

Filter On The Roof!

Following the IDF difficulties in defeating Hamas’s ballistic warfare, the Israeli Government is now urgently searching for contractors with some advanced experience in large scale reinforced concrete constructions. The mission ahead is the building of a solid concrete roof over the entire Jewish State. PM Netanyahu is determined that the only way to defend Israel’s populated area is to cover the Jewish State with a thick layer of iron and cement.

Jul 10 12:49

Iran urges international action to rein in Israel

Iran’s foreign minister has called on the UN, the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to intervene and bring a halt to the Israeli aggression against Palestinians.

Jul 10 12:26

Zionism is not Judaism

Jul 10 11:48

Israeli attitudes towards Gaza on display at Facebook

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People calling for killing ALL of Gaza with babies and women first. READ them,

Jul 10 11:04

Hamas Rejects Israel's "Knock on Roof" Policy

The newspaper reports that Knock on Roof is the IDF answer to repeated assassinations of children and innocents in Israeli bombings of private houses in the Gaza Strip by its forces. Now, the IDF bombs the house twice. First with a small, ineffective bomb that sends a message to evacuate the building and shortly afterwards it delivers a large one, which destroys the structure.

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Which tells us that Israel is targeting structures and not HAMAS, whom one would presume would flee the building after the "knock" on the roof.

Jul 10 10:32

Obama administration endorses Israel’s assault on Gaza

US BACKING COMES AMID RISING PALESTINIAN DEATH TOLL IN BESIEGED ENCLAVE

Jul 10 10:32

Zionism Unmasked: “Anti-Semitic” – the label that stops criticism

In 2004, the US Congress passed the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act. The Act defines a person as being anti-Semitic for holding any of a number of beliefs.

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Jul 10 10:08

Israel, U.S. try to ward off UN condemnations of Gaza air strikes

Jerusalem and Washington are trying to prevent the UN Security Council from condemning Israel’s air offensive in the Gaza Strip, in which dozens of Palestinian civilians have been killed, Israeli diplomats said Thursday. The Security Council is due to meet at 10 A.M. New York time to discuss the fighting between Israel and Hamas.

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This is sound and fury, signifying nothing.

There will be some move in the Security Council to condemn the killing of civilians, which will bring about the immediate VETO by the US; it is as simple as that; and the inescapable message which will be sent will be that the killing of civilians is justified, as long as the US government supports the government doing the killing of civilians (Ukraine is another brilliant example of this posture).

The hypocrisy and lack of respect for human life here JUST REEKS!!

Jul 10 09:28

ABC News tells viewers that scenes of destruction in Gaza are in Israel

Watch Diane Sawyer refer to Palestinian victims of Israeli Air Force raids as Israelis

Jul 10 09:17

ANTI ADL HATE CAMPAIGN GOING VIRAL ON TWITTER

The ADL has been a consistent embarrassment to the Jewish community and its campaign to justify the bombing of Gaza is just the latest act in a storied history of shameful behavior. While Israel does have a legitimate right and responsibility to protect its citizens from attack, and while I strenuously oppose all attacks against civilians, to pretend that this current escalation is merely a defensive measure by Israel and not part of a greater policy to undermine the PA unity deal is to deny the obvious.

It’s quite satisfying that the ADL’s original ad got retweeted just 26 times, while Sieradski’s spoof is at close to 800 retweets!

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Jul 10 09:14

ISRAEL CONTINUES TO LIE AS GAZANS CONTINUE TO DIE

rime minister utilized restraint to the fullest although he knew that it carries a political price and could even have electrical consequences.

Each and every one of us found themselves pondering the following dissonance this week: We must maintain deterrence, but we must not enter Gaza under any circumstances; we must utilize the airstrikes to the fullest potential, but it would be a disaster if a bomb hits innocent people.

That’s all they have been hitting …

Jul 10 09:14

VIDEO ~~ HACKING AWAY AND DESTROYING THE OCCUPATION

Our thoughts are with the people of Gaza at this time, who are currently under military assault. Though this film is lighthearted, our hearts are heavy as we watch in horror the violence perpetrated by the Israeli government and the untold suffering of the Palestinian people.

In 2005, Palestinian civil society issued a call to the world to apply boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it meets its obligations under international law. Now, in the midst of Israel’s ongoing terror campaign, BDS remains the best way the international movement can show Palestine our solidarity.

SodaStream’s main production site is in Mishor Edomim, the industrial park of Ma’aleh Adumim, an illegal Israeli settlement in occupied Palestine. This facility is on land that was illegally confiscated from Palestinian owners.

Jul 10 09:04

The Palestinian father who was blown clean out of his home: Tragedy of man who came round to learn his wife and son had died in direct hit on his house

A Palestinian father was blasted yards from his house in the Gaza Strip after a direct missile strike that killed his wife and son.

Shocking photos of Mustafa Malaka sprawled in the rubble emerged this evening as Israeli bombing of the Hamas-controlled region instesified.

Jul 10 09:01

Flashback: Likening Palestinians to Blades of Grass

Israeli hardliners joke about the periodic need to decimate each new generation of Palestinian militants as “mowing the grass,” a process underway again in new bombardments of Gaza. This ugly metaphor has also penetrated the think-tank world of Official Washington, as ex-CIA analyst Elizabeth Murray learned.

Jul 10 08:25

Gaza Death Toll Soars as Israel Intensifies Bombing Campaign

Israel's assault on the people of Gaza "dramatically escalated" overnight as hundreds of missiles bombed the civilian population living in the walled-off territory.

According to the Ma'an new agency's latest reporting, the airstrikes "killed 30 Palestinians overnight Wednesday and Thursday, including a family of eight, bringing the total death toll [this week] to 81."

Jul 10 08:12

Israel's Strategy and America's Mythology

Bombs are falling and people are dying in Gaza. It's headline news in America's mass media. As usual, though, we get only today's events, with no historical context to explain what's really going on and why.

The crucial piece of history our mass media ignore is that one basic principle has always guided Israel's foreign policy: Keep the perceived enemies divided; never let them unite.

Jul 10 07:57

Israel escalates aerial offensive on Gaza

Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets, and the Palestinians said a family of eight was killed in a strike that destroyed their home. Israel's missile defense system once again intercepted rockets fired by militants at the country's heartland.

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AOL is trying to sell Israeli media propaganda that Israel hit hundreds of Hamas targets, but the photos clearly show apartments and houses in civilian neighborhoods. Israel bombed a cafe where the customers were watching the World Cup. There are no no photos of any damage on the Israeli side and no casualties--not even wounded people. This is why ABC's Diane Sawyer used photos of the destruction in Gaza and tried to claim it was Israel. As for the "successful" intercepts by Iron Dome, the actual rate is less than 50%, with the Palestinians firing 15 rockets into Israel (at a cost of less than $1000 each) and Israel intercepting just 7. Israel won't say how many Iron Dome rockets $50,000 each, paid for by the US taxpayer) they had to fire to hit those 7 inbounds, so the success rate may actually be worse.

Jul 10 07:36

The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

A future Palestine state will have no borders and be an enclave within Israel, surrounded on all sides by Israeli-held territory

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Just like the Native American reservations, and you know what a sweet deal THAT is!

Jul 10 07:26

ABC News tells viewers that scenes of destruction in Gaza are in Israel

More than fifty Palestinians have been killed and another 450 wounded since Monday in Israel’s ongoing assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, dubbed “Operation Protective Edge” by the Israeli army.

As usual, mainstream media outlets are straining to paint Israel as the victim, defending its people against irrational Palestinian rocket fire.

There is no equating the killing and maiming of dozens of innocent Palestinians with scared Israelis seeking shelter from crude rockets that rarely cause damage. But that hasn’t stopped media outlets from trying, and in some cases, outright lying, to distort the violence.

In one stark example, ABC News’ Diane Sawyer misidentifies scenes of the aftermath of Israeli missile strikes in Gaza as destruction caused by Palestinian rocket fire.

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ABC, the "Food Lion" network, has been forced to issue an apology, which they made on their twitter feed ... once. But don't worry, ABC, we here in the independent media will make sure the whole world knows what you sphincters did!

Jul 10 07:15

Media Bias for Israel Masks Israeli Aggression against Palestinians

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This is why corporate media is losing audience right now.

Jul 10 07:06

IDF's Gaza assault is to control Palestinians Gas. And so much more

One reason for Israel's assault on Gaza. Straight up resources theft!
There are others- read on

IDF's Gaza assault is to control Palestinian gas, avert Israeli energy crisis Yesterday, Israeli defence minister and former Israeli Defence Force (IDF) chief of staff Moshe Ya'alon announced that Operation Protective Edge marks the beginning of a protracted assault on Hamas. The operation "won't end in just a few days," he said, adding that "we are preparing to expand the operation by all means standing at our disposal so as to continue striking Hamas."

Blah, blah 'strike Hamas'. Blah, blah 'terror. The usual buzzwords. Waste of time

Jul 10 07:05

Not Good Enough: ABC “World News” Posts Tepid Apology for Diane Sawyer’s Yellow Journalism

ABC ‘World News’ still has a brand to protect so they have issued a feeble and tepid apology of sorts on their Twitter feed. Of course, they have to start the thing off by paying homage to the Israelis first and foremost as is customary here in AIPACmerika. Very few will see it on their Twitter account compared to the millions who SHOULD see it when and if they correct their LIES opening up their next ‘World Lies’ broadcast.

I’ll hold my breath.

Jul 10 07:04

ABC’s Diane Sawyer’s Despicable Yellow Journalism: Claims Images of Palestinians in Gaza are Israelis

It’s been a long time since I have seen yellow journalism this tasteless, shabby and despicable.

Diane Sawyer recently opened up her show looking to garner sympathy for the Israeli aggressors in Gaza by showing an image of a family picking through the rubble of their home after a rocket strike destroyed it. It was this dramatic photo.

Palestinians collect their belongings from damaged houses in Gaza City. (Photo: Mahmud Hams / AFP / Getty Images)

Diane said:

“Overseas now to the rockets raining down on Israel today. As Israel tried to shoot them out of the sky.

All part of a tinder box Israelis and Palestinians and here an Israeli family trying to salvage what they can. One woman standing speechless among the ruins.” Diane Sawyer

Jul 10 07:01

These are the images from Gaza that are too graphic for many US news outlets to publish

Israeli air strikes killed 22 Palestinians in Gaza on Wednesday, including fifteen women and children. That leaves the two-day death toll at 43. More than 370 people have so far been wounded.

Those numbers don't convey the horror of what's happening right now in Gaza. Neither do most of the photographs you'll find in news media. Streets and buildings have been blasted to rubble, yes. People are broken and mourning. Those things must be documented. But too often, we hide from the most graphic scenes of violence and death.

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At least 76 Palestinians killed by Israeli rockets. 25 killed last night. Including 5 children. News of 8 more killed today. More than 500 injured. The Israeli military said it hit 322 targets last night. Bringing the total number to 750. Zero Israeli casualties.

On Thursday, 15 rockets struck Israel. 7 were intercepted. Iron Dome is scoring less than 50% success rate. The home-made rockets fired by the Palestinians cost less than $1000. A single Iron Dome missile costs between $50,000 and $100,000 (not counting the launching and control systems). From a resource point of view, Israel is losing this battle, but they don't care because they are not paying for these $100,000 each missiles; YOU are!

Jul 10 06:53

The Palestinian father who was blown clean out of his home: Tragedy of man who came round to learn his wife and son had died in direct hit on his house

A Palestinian father was blasted yards from his house in the Gaza Strip after a direct missile strike that killed his wife and son.

Shocking photos of Mustafa Malaka sprawled in the rubble emerged this evening as Israeli bombing of the Hamas-controlled region instesified.

Today the Israeli army stepped up its offensive, killing 17 Palestinians including 11 women and children in strikes, hiking the overall death toll to 47 in two days, hospital officials said. More than 300 people have been wounded.

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This article contains a lot of photographs of the destruction to Gaza done by Israel. Take a look at them, then compare with this photo of the "damage" caused by a rocket from Gaza to Israel!

No wonder ABC tried to show photos of Gaza bomb victims and claim they were Israelis!

Jul 10 06:43

Netanyahu: Cease-fire with Hamas is not on Israel's agenda

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told members of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Thursday that a cease-fire with Hamas was not on the agenda.

Netanyahu was asked a number of times whether the government had certain political goals and whether he was in contact with Egypt or other countries to try to bring about a cease-fire through diplomatic means, MKs said.

"I am not talking to anybody about a cease-fire right now," Netanyahu told the committee. "It's not even on the agenda."

Jul 10 06:30

Jewish Groups’ Whitewash of Israeli Racism Ensures It Will Fester

As news spreads of the circumstances surrounding last week’s murder of 17-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Abu Khdair, many international observers are responding with incredulity. Israeli police say the teenager was kidnapped from his home, beaten in the head, forced to consume a flammable liquid, and then burned alive. They also say they believe the crime was carried out by Jewish Israelis, acting out of racist hatred for non-Jewish Palestinian Arabs.

These details have come as a shock for many Jewish people living outside of Israel, who find it hard to believe that Jews could be capable of such venomous violence. Multiple viral videos of Jewish Israelis chanting “Death to Arabs!” in downtown Jerusalem earlier that same evening have added to the bewilderment of Israel’s liberal supporters in the Diaspora

Jul 10 05:16

Gaza Death Toll Reaches 77, Including Seven Watching Football

In addition to known militants, eight members of the same family were killed in a strike on the house of a suspected militant in the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis and at least seven civilian men died watching World Cup football when a bomb struck a beach cafe also in Khan Younis, it says.

Jul 10 03:13

Gaza Death Toll Over 60, Israel Vows To Intensify Airstrikes

The death toll in Gaza has risen to 64 after 14 people – including seven women and children – were killed in Israeli airstrikes as Operation Protective Edge entered its third day. At least 18 children have been killed since Tuesday.

Jul 10 02:48

Israeli Airstrike Hits Cafe Packed With People Watching World Cup

An Israeli airstrike in Gaza on July 09, 2014 hit a civilian cafe packed with people watching the world cup.

Jul 09 22:44

I filmed the LAPD assaulting me at pro-Israel demo

Officers of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) assaulted me without provocation as I spoke to and filmed participants at a pro-Israel rally on the north side of Wilshire Blvd. by the Israeli consulate this evening.

Jul 09 22:40

Israelis have the upper hand when it comes to vengeance

Shock and anger have engulfed Israeli and Palestinian societies since they learnt last week of the barbarous murder of children from their communities. Hours after three Israeli teenagers’ bodies were located, long after their abduction, a Palestinian youth, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, was kidnapped, beaten and burnt to death, apparently as revenge.

Jul 09 22:04

Cultures of Hate: Israelis, not Palestinians, Excel at Vengeance

As Human Rights Watch warned, Israel’s recent actions – mass arrests; armed raids; the killing of Palestinians, including minors; lockdowns of cities, house demolitions; and air strikes – amounted to “collective punishment”, international law’s euphemism for revenge, against Palestinians.

Jul 09 21:23

Diane Sawyer Misrepresents Footage of Palestinian Bombing Victims as Israelis

Jul 09 19:44

Israel using banned weapons in Gaza: Medical sources

activists posted photos of victims online, advising the fainthearted not to look at them

Jul 09 17:58

Breaking news!: Sunni insurgents take over nuclear materials in northern Iraq

They just keep tryin to set up a false flag! Some of the commenters have already caught on. Not goin ta work!

Iraq says “terrorist groups” have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country's north. Iraq's UN envoy has appealed for help to "stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq or abroad."

According to Iraq's UN ambassador, Mohamed Ali Alhakim, about 40 kilograms of uranium compounds were kept at Mosul University. He added that such materials "can be used in manufacturing weapons of mass destruction."

"Terrorist groups have seized control of nuclear material at the sites that came out of the control of the state," Alhakim told UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the July 8 letter obtained by Reuters on Wednesday.

Jul 09 16:22

Flashback:Sen. Paul Introduces Stand with Israel Act of 2014

proposed to cut off U.S. aid to Palestine until it agrees to a ceasefire with Israel and recognizes the right of the Jewish State to exist,

Jul 8, 2014
Rand Paul: "Amazing resistance from both republicans and democrats" to the Stand With Israel Act.

Jul 09 16:19

PA eyes The Hague as Abbas accuses Israel of ‘genocide’

“It’s genocide — the killing of entire families is genocide by Israel against our Palestinian people,” he told the meeting of Palestinian leadership at his Ramallah bureau. “What’s happening now is a war against the Palestinian people as a whole and not against the [terrorist] factions.”

“Shall we recall Auschwitz?” he added.

“We know that Israel is not defending itself; it is defending settlements, its main project,” Abbas continued. “We are moving in several ways to stop the Israeli aggression and spilling of Palestinian blood, including talking to Egyptian President [Abdel Fattah] el-Sissi and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.”

Jul 09 14:45

A View from Gaza: We Hug the Children as the Bombs Fall

GAZA – Written Between 3 am and 4 am early Wednesday morning, July 9, 2014.

I do not know what is going on and I can hear successive bombing. I am thinking of all the people I know tonight, especially my colleagues at the hospitals who are working under severe pressure and lacking basic medical supplies. Stay strong.

Jul 09 14:43

Fears of ground assault as Israel mobilizes 40,000 reservists

Israeli airstrikes hit approximately fifty sites overnight in the Gaza Strip, leaving at least several people dead and scores wounded, as fears grow inside the walled-off Palestinian enclave that a ground invasion could soon follow.

Jul 09 13:42

Israelis, not Palestinians, excel at vengeance

Jonathan Cook examines the “culture of hate” and vengeance behind the recent abductions and murder of children in the occupied West Bank and the relentless Israeli aggression against the people of Gaza.

Jul 09 13:33

Hamas: We attempted to hit the nuclear reactor in Dimona

Three rockets were launched at Dimona in southern Israel on Wednesday afternoon. The Iron Dome intercepted one rocket before it could land, while two other rockets landed in open areas.

Dimona is the location of Israel's nuclear reactor. There was no indication that rockets damaged any part of the reactor.
Related:

Hamas claimed responsibility for the rockets, stating that it had been attempting to hit the nuclear reactor.

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I would like confirmation that HAMAS is claiming credit for these rockets, because from a public relations point of view, this is a very bad thing to do. Had the reactor been hit, EVERYONE (including the Palestinians) would suffer, and world opinion would turn against HAMAS.

Obviously Israel benefits from this rocket attack politically, especially since no harm came to the bomb factory at Dimona.

Jul 09 13:10

The Israel war crime machine kills at least 44, injures 300

As the Israeli military continues to relentlessly bombs Gaza as part of ‘Operation Protective Edge’, at least 44 Palestinians civilians, including women, children and infants, have been killed with an additional 300 injured, according to medical statistics.

The Israeli military said it had attacked 550 sites over the past two days.

Jul 09 12:47

13 children among 41 killed in ongoing #Israeli massacre in #Gaza. All 41 victims have faces #GazaUnderAttack

Jul 09 11:59

Israeli intelligence report: Palestinians possess thousands of rockets

Hamas and the other Palestinian terrorist organizations controlling the Gaza Strip are continuing their rocket attacks and they are suspected of possessing thousands of rockets, whose maximum range enables them to attack central Israel including the city of Tel Aviv, according to an intelligence report by the Amit Meir Information Center released on Tuesday.

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Not that I think that is true, but if it were, it tells us that the Israeli starvation blockage of Gaza, justified to keep HAMAS from obtaining the materials needed to build rockets, is and has been a total failure!

Jul 09 11:51

Obama Administration Endorses Israel's Assault on Gaza

The White House on Tuesday announced its backing of Israel's escalating air strikes on Gaza amid reports of a rising Palestinian death toll that now includes the killing of more than a dozen children.

Speaking at a daily briefing, White House spokesperson Josh Earnest declared, "No country can accept rocket fire aimed at civilians and we support Israel's right to defend itself against these vicious attacks."

Jul 09 11:36

Flashback - Steinitz: Israel may ‘eliminate’ Hamas government

Intelligence minister warns that if rocket fire continues, IDF may invade the Gaza Strip and hand control over to Abbas

Jul 09 11:33

Fears of ground assault as Israel mobilizes 40,000 reservists

Israeli airstrikes hit approximately fifty sites overnight in the Gaza Strip, leaving at least several people dead and scores wounded, as fears grow inside the walled-off Palestinian enclave that a ground invasion could soon follow.

Jul 09 11:31

Plunging toward Armageddon in Israel

With the killing of three Israeli teen-agers and the apparent revenge murder of a Palestinian youth – possibly burned to death – the hatred between Israelis and Palestinian has reached a new level of obscenity, and it looks like it will get worse. Much worse.

Jul 09 11:17

Israeli ground operation "unintended escalation" with Syria & Hezbollah?

Israeli ground operation in Gaza increasingly likely, risking unintended escalation involving Syria and Hizbullah

Jul 09 11:05

Israel air strikes on Gaza: live

The Palestinian Ma’an News Agency is reporting that the Palestinian death toll now stands at 51, with more than 450 injured.

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Israel warplanes have so far hit 550 targets in Gaza, and Hamas militants have hit back with 165 rockets

Jul 09 10:36

No State Can Or Will Help Hamas

This is Israeli Peace Negotiations

Jul 09 10:11

The Israeli culture of vengeance on full display

These horrifying events should serve as a lesson in the obscene futility of vengeance. As a relative of one of the murdered children observed: “There is no difference between blood and blood.”

Sadly, that was not the message implicit in much of last week’s coverage. On social media, a juxtaposition of pictures from the same day’s New York Times showed how easy it is to forget not only that our blood is the same but that grief is too.

A headline about Israelis’ “heartbreak” was illustrated movingly by the families of the three Israeli teenagers huddled together, overwhelmed by their loss. A report on the killing of 16-year-old Abu Khdeir, on the other hand, was accompanied by an image of masked youths throwing stones.

Jul 09 10:02

U.S. Caving In to Israeli Intransigence

The murder of three Israeli youth by unknown Palestinians and the less-publicized but equally tragic murder of three Palestinian youth by Israelis, along with Israeli bombing of urban areas in Gaza and the arrest and detention of hundreds of Palestinians by Israeli occupation forces, serves as a reminder that Israeli-Palestinian peace is still a long way off.

Jul 09 09:55

Settlers Attempt to Kidnap Children Near Hebron, Bethlehem

According to WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency, Coordinator of the Anti-wall and Settlement Popular Committee, Ratib Jabour, said that armed settlers chased Hani Al-Ka‘abna, 14, in a car along a rugged road in Al-Ka‘abna, to the east of Yatta, in an attempt to kidnap him.

The boy, fortunately, managed to escape.

Near Bethlehem, a number of settlers driving an Israeli vehicle into Beit Sahour attempted to kidnap a Palestinian child.

The attempted abduction took place near the YMCA Center, in Beit Sahour.

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"An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth and soon the whole world will be blind and toothless!" -- Gandhi

Jul 09 09:53

PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE 101

Last night I posted a short piece about sirens sounding in Jerusalem …. I mentioned that Just moments ago sirens sounded throughout the Jerusalem area. In its greatest display of psychological warfare, Israel wants us all to be very afraid ….Most of us are at what Israel’s next move will be.

Today it became obvious that the government is failing in its attempt to instill the fear it had hoped to. Schools were open, transportation ran as scheduled, all shops were open for business.

In my own neighbourhood which is usually very peaceful it was ‘business as usual’ throughout the community shopping centre. All of the local eateries were full of customers enjoying a non scorching day. Palestinians were stocking up at the Supermarket in preparation for their ‘Iftar’, the meal eaten at the end of a fast. Everything looked normal and not a word was heard about the sirens of the night before.

Another glorious failure for zion.

As is said above,

DON’T FALL FOR IT!

Jul 09 09:42

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION:

Thousands of Israelis have received an SMS in Haaretz's name alleging that rockets have struck Haifa. This message was not from Haaretz.

Jul 09 09:20

Israel Rules Out Ceasefire, Mobilizes 40,000 for Gaza Invasion

Israeli Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich today ruled out any ceasefire negotiations with Hamas, as the Israeli military continues to escalate airstrikes against the tiny Gaza Strip, and is building up for a ground invasion.

The cabinet has given the military authorization to mobilize up to 40,000 reservists as part of preparations for a ground invasion of Gaza, though so far there is no confirmation that such an invasion yet. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did, however, say that whatever sort of war Israel carries out “may take time.”

Army sources also say that the planning right now is for a “long operation” against Gaza, and with so many hawks in the government pushing for a full conquest of the strip it is hard to imagine Israel stopping short of such a war.

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My bet would be that there will be a ground invasion of Gaza, and sooner rather than later.

The IDF will do as much human damage as possible; innocent women and children will be cut down in the streets in a hail of bullets; and the deaths of these innocents will simply be characterized as "collateral damage" by the Israeli government.

Jul 09 09:19

WORLD LEADERS CONDEMN GAZA …. BUT

…. NOT A WORD OF WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING

Jul 09 09:18

WATCH LIVE ~~ THE ATTACK ON GAZA

Jul 09 09:17

NINE IMMORAL SOLUTIONS FOR GAZA – A GUIDE

Hamas, with the direct or inadvertent cooperation of Hezbollah, Iran, the Islamic Jihad, Fatah fatcats, Fatah rebels, the Bush administration, and, of course, Israel itself, has created a situation in which every one of Israel’s moral and strategic options is a bad one.

This is the test for Israel: There is no way to ace it, and there are countless ways to fail. Here are a few.

Jul 09 09:16

Kidnapped Israelis shot 10 times with silenced gun

Three Israeli teenagers who were abducted by Palestinians in the occupied West Bank last month were shot at least 10 times with a silenced gun in what appeared to be premeditated killings, a U.S. official involved in the investigation said.

The disclosure clashed with speculation by some Israeli and Palestinian commentators that the captors intended to take hostages for a prisoner exchange but panicked and shot them.

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It also proves that whole phone call with the sound of gunfire in the background was faked.

Jul 09 08:32

Israelis, not Palestinians, Excel at Vengeance

Shock and anger have engulfed Israeli and Palestinian societies since they learnt last week of the barbarous murder of children from their communities. Hours after three Israeli teenagers’ bodies were located, long after their abduction, a Palestinian youth, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, was kidnapped, beaten and burnt to death, apparently as revenge.

Jul 09 08:24

An Israeli Jew’s apology to Palestinians

I want to apologize for the unforgivable, for the unfathomable, and for all those on my side who never will

Jul 09 08:12

Israel’s “Blood Diamonds” Boost Jeweller Profits as Gaza Bleeds

As Israel carries out yet another attack on Gaza jewellers worldwide continue to conceal the fact that blood diamonds are supporting one of the most abhorrent and prolonged injustices against a defenceless indigenous people.

Jul 09 08:06

US condemns rocket fire from Gaza into Israel

The United States Tuesday condemned rocket fire by Hamas militants into Israel, and said it was concerned for civilians on both sides, after Israeli air strikes in Gaza killed 15 people.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest also urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to keep a diplomatic channel open with Palestinians to resolve the crisis sparked by the murders of three Israeli teenagers and a Palestinian youth.

“We strongly condemn the continuing rocket fire into Israel and the deliberate targeting of civilians by terrorist organizations in Gaza,” Earnest said.

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The US government is totally impotent to stop this.

The "peace process" so touted by John Kerry has literally gone up in flames as a complete, thorough, epic fail.

Jul 09 07:20

Israel 'to intensify Gaza attacks'

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to "further intensify attacks on Hamas" in the Gaza Strip after talks with his defence chiefs.

He said the Palestinian militants would "pay a heavy price" for their rocket attacks on Israel.

Hamas fired more than 45 rockets at Israeli cities on Wednesday after Israel carried out dozens of overnight air strikes in Gaza.

Gaza officials say 35 Palestinians have now died in the recent hostilities.

The officials say half of the casualties were civilians, a number of them women and children.

Jul 09 07:20

Florida lawyers fired for calling Palestinians 'swine,' 'cockroaches'

Two South Florida public defenders were fired Tuesday after making inflammatory remarks on social media about Palestinians allegedly celebrating the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June.

In one Facebook post attorney Gary Sheres wrote: “they are the filthy swine they don’t eat,” referring to the Muslim custom of not eating pork.

“That’s why the Palestinian people are considered the cockroaches of the world,” lawyer Bruce Raticoff wrote. “Burn them to the ground.”

The public defender’s office first became aware of the comments following an inquiry from the South Florida Sun Sentinel newspaper on July 2 and was soon bombarded with criticism from equal rights groups and individuals.

Jul 09 07:19

Israel hits 160 targets in Gaza overnight

The Israeli air force bombed 160 targets in the Gaza Strip overnight as it pressed a widescale campaign to stop volleys of Palestinian rocket fire, an army official said Wednesday.

"Overnight, the IDF (army) hit about 160 targets in the Gaza Strip. Over the past two days we attacked a total of about 430 targets," General Moti Almoz told military radio as Operation Protective Edge entered its second day.

Jul 09 06:56

'Israel under renewed Hamas attack', says the BBC. More balance is needed The macabre truth is that Israeli life is deemed by the western media to be worth more than a Palestinian life – this is the hierarchy of death at work

The macabre truth is that Israeli life is deemed by the western media to be worth more than a Palestinian life: here is the "hierarchy of death" at work. According to the Israeli human rights organisation B'Tselem, 565 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli security forces since January 2009, while 28 Israeli civilians and 10 Israeli security personnel have been killed. The asymmetry of this so-called conflict is reflected in the death toll, but it is not reflected in the coverage.

The BBC is a public broadcaster, duty-bound to provide balanced reports that accurately reflect the reality on the ground. It is failing to do so, and it is up to licence payers – to whom it is accountable – to demand that it does.

Jul 09 06:51

Israel's 'Brutal Attack' on Gaza Kills At Least 8 Children

'The death and injury to children caused by Israel’s military offensive on Gaza demonstrates serious and extensive disregard of fundamental principles of international law.'

Jul 09 06:43

Top Obama Middle East Official Blasts Israel Over Its Treatment Of Palestinians In A Tel Aviv Speech

Israel’s ongoing occupation of the West Bank is wrong and leads to regional instability and dehumanization of Palestinians, a top American government official said Tuesday in Tel Aviv, hinting that the current Israeli government is not committed to peace.

In an unusually harsh major foreign policy address, Philip Gordon, a special assistant to US President Barack Obama and the White House coordinator for the Middle East, appealed to Israeli and Palestinian leaders to make the compromises needed to reach a permanent peace agreement. Jerusalem “should not take for granted the opportunity to negotiate” such a treaty with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who has proven to be a reliable partner, Gordon said.

Jul 09 06:42

Israeli settler 'shoots at Palestinians' in East Jerusalem

An Israeli settler opened fire at a group of Palestinians in East Jerusalem late Monday, witnesses said.

Witnesses told Ma'an that a settler from Nof Zion settlement near the Jabal al-Mukabbir neighborhood shot at a group of Palestinian youths while they were standing in front of a grocery store.

While shooting, the settler shouted at the Palestinians to "leave," locals said.

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Israel has a very strict gun control policy. The Israelis are allowed to carry guns, but the Palestinians are not. This keeps the guy shooting at the Palestinians safe!

Jul 09 06:39

Netanyahu instructs Israeli military to intensify assault on Gaza Israeli PM authorises escalation of offensive as Palestinian death toll rises and rocket attacks from Gaza target Tel Aviv

Binyamin Netanyahu has instructed the Israeli military to "intensify even further" its assault on the Gaza Strip.

While stopping short of announcing a ground invasion, the Israeli prime minister told assembled security chiefs in Beersheba on Wednesday: "The IDF [Israel Defence Forces] is prepared for any option. Hamas will pay a heavy price for firing at Israeli citizens."

Israeli jets and naval gunfire pounded targets in the Gaza Strip overnight as the government of Binyamin Netanyahu launched a large-scale military operation against the Islamist militant group Hamas in the coastal enclave.

The air assault continued throughout Wednesday morning bringing the Palestinian death toll to 32 in two days, including several senior Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants. More than 150 people have been injured. There have been about 440 air strikes since the beginning of the week.

Jul 09 06:35

Rockets and missiles fly; Israel prepares for possible Gaza ground operation

As rockets and missiles fly back and forth between Gaza and Israel, the Israeli military is preparing for a possible ground incursion.

Israel Defense Forces said airstrikes hit about 160 targets in Gaza early Wednesday, and 150 airstrikes were carried out the day before.

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Jul 09 06:31

"Holocaust Survivor" warns concerned schoolkids: Iran must be stopped

An alleged "holocaust survivor" named Norbert Bikales who goes around New Jersey speaking to schoolkids has warned them that Iran must not acquire nuclear power. In the past it was "nuclear weapons" that the zionists alleged Iran was making, but they appear to now have eased the requirements of preemptive war to merely "nuclear power" when acquired by potential enemies.

The Central Jersey Register-News reports: BORDENTOWN: Middle school hosts Holocaust survivor:

"When asked if there is anything going on in the world today that looks like a holocaust could happen again, Mr. Bikales said, “We need to take a serious look at the nuclear power that Iran may have. The world powers need to stop Iran from gaining nuclear power and using it."

Many schools across the United States indoctrinate their schoolkids with grossly exagerated and unsubstanciated fables of the holohoax.

Jul 09 06:24

Children killed in Israeli air raids against Gaza – live updates

The Palestinian deathtoll now stands at 48 with a further 370 injuries, according to the grim running tally issued by Gaza's health ministry spokesman.

2.15pm BST

The Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has vowed to further intensify attacks on Hamas, according to Raphael Ahren, the diplomatic correspondent of the Times of Israel.

He quotes Netanyahu's office as saying: "The operation will widen and continue until the rocket fire on our cities will stop and quiet returns."

The prime minister warned that Hamas will "pay a heavy price" for firing at Israeli citezens.

The warning came after Nethanyahu was briefed by defence chiefs in southern Israel.

Jul 09 06:20

AIPAC: American Patriotism Means Lobbying for Israel

I bet readers of this blog think that being patriotic means putting your country and its citizens first and doing stuff like trying to preserve the Constitution. Shas Party members have a different idea, of course, but I’m talking about most normal people.

Well, it turns out that Shas definitely has all of AIPAC on its side on this one. According to AIPAC the highest form of American patriotism is lobbying the US Congress on behalf of Israel.

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George Orwell is spinning in his grave!

Jul 08 22:14

Israel, our wretched Jewish state, is racist, nationalistic and meant for Jews only

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

Jul 08 18:54

Assault on the U.S.S. Liberty (James Ennes)

Remember the Liberty

Jul 08 18:34

MEGA BEX ALERT - Hamas leaders believed hunkered under Gaza hospital

Some Hamas leaders are believed to be hiding in bunkers underneath the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials.

The officials said they believe the Hamas members are using the Al-Shifa Hospital complex in Gaza not only as a hiding place but also as a sanctuary command center for some of the Islamist group’s operations targeting Israel.

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TRANSLATION: Israel is going to bomb the hospital so the Palestinians wounded in the bombing will die of their injuries, and this is Israel's flimsy excuse to commit more war crimes.

Jul 08 17:43

Powerful raw video shows Israeli airstrikes on Gaza

Warning: The content of this video is graphic.

Video footage shows Palestinians running from black smoke as the Israeli army ramps up its offensive and launches airstrikes in the Gaza Strip. At least 17 Palestinians, including two children, have died.

Jul 08 17:02

"Holocaust Survivor" warns concerned schoolkids: Iran must be stopped

An alleged "holocaust survivor" who goes around New Jersey speaking to school kids has warned them that Iran must not acquire nuclear power. In the past it was "nuclear weapons" that the zionists alleged Iran was making, but they appear to now have eased the requirements of preemptive war to merely "nuclear power" when acquired by potential enemies.

Jul 08 15:45

Gaza Today, In One Photo

Jul 08 14:53

A View from Gaza: This Is a Brutal Attack, Not a "Military Operation"

In Gaza last night, while Israeli army forces launched military attacks against Gaza, by sea, air and via artillery shells, hundreds of thousands of Palestinian children were unable to sleep inside their roof- tinned homes, clinging to their parents, crying, and terrified. The shelling last night was earth shattering, and went through the entirety of the Gaza strip- at least 100 attacks have already taken place.

Jul 08 13:31

Is changing the Israeli mindset possible?”

Alan Hart says appealing to Israelis over their leaders’ heads with a genuine peace offer based on the Arab Peace Initiative might break their mindset and pace the way for genuine peace.

Jul 08 12:53

ISIL-ISIS and It’s So Called Caliphate: Israeli-US Tools to Divide Iraq

The following GRTV documentary looks at the crisis in Iraq, which is being used to divide Iraq, and examines the support that the US and Israel are providing for the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and its so-called self-declared caliphate. The documentary also looks at how the crisis in Iraq is tied to the long war of the US aimed at controlling at Eurasia. It also looks at the past analyses of Michel Chossudovsky and the video’s producer, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, about this long war.

Jul 08 12:31

OPERATION REVENGE ATTACK

Just moments ago sirens sounded throughout the Jerusalem area. In its greatest display of psychological warfare, Israel wants us all to be very afraid.

Jul 08 12:18

Christian Evangelicals Turning Backs on Israel

For decades, conservative evangelical Christians have been among the most fervent backers of the terroristic, rogue nuclear, apartheid Zionist occupation government in the Holy Land, known as Israel. They typically also have failed, knowingly or not, to acknowledge even basic human rights for the oppressed native Palestinians—Muslim and Christian—who face racial extinction at the hands of the region’s Jewish overlords. But that seemingly impregnable mountain of support has started to erode. A growing minority of ministers and younger believers have begun to challenge the established doctrine and practice, asserting that Zionism is contrary to God’s teaching in the Bible, and that continued persecution of Palestinians is a gross violation of fundamental morality.

Jul 08 11:55

IDF Operation Protective Edge on Gaza Streams / Webcams / Live News Video

Live from Gaza - Operation Pillar of Cloud - #GazaUnderAttack Cams On #Gaza & #TelAviv
http://12160.info/page/live-from-gaza

Jul 08 11:47

#GAZA UNDER ATTACK

Revenge Killings in the form of WAR

Below are some photos and a video that the Western Media does not want you to see ...

Jul 08 11:32

Israel readies 'ground assault' on Gaza, calls up 40,000 reservists

Israel’s army is formulating options to eradicate rocket fire coming from Gaza, “including ground assault,” an anonymous Israeli official stated on Tuesday.

Cabinet Gives IDF Green Light for Harsher Gaza Action

Jul 08 10:29

LIVE UPDATES: Siren sounds in Tel Aviv; 16 Palestinians killed in IDF strikes in Gaza

Two armed Palestinians shot dead after crossing border into Israel; Israeli government approves call-up of 40,000 reservists; PM orders IDF to prepare for Gaza ground offensive.

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Jul 08 09:59

Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel

Over the last fifty years America's 'strongest ally' has acquired a sense of smug invincibility

Jul 08 09:26

Israeli Lawmaker Calls for Genocide of Palestinians…Gets 5,000 Facebook Likes

Just a day before Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Khudair was kidnapped and burned alive (allegedly by six Israeli Jewish youths), Israeli lawmaker Ayelet Shaked took to Facebook to call for genocide of the Palestinians people.

It was a bloodthirsty statement of intent, declaring “the entire Palestinian people is the enemy” and calling for their total destruction, “including its elderly and its women, its cities and its villages, its property and its infrastructure.” She calls for the slaughter of Palestinian mothers who give birth to “little snakes.”

If Shaked’s post does not meet the legal definition of a call for genocide then nothing does. It would have fit perfectly in the pages of Nazi propaganda rag Der Sturmer.

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I nearly became physically ill, upon reading this.

So this is what Israel has devolved into in the 21st century; a genocidal, wretchedly apartheid self-proclaimed theocracy with nuclear weapons.

But Ayelet Shaked does not need to worry; with the coming ground assault on Gaza, I am sure the IDF will be murdering as many women and children as they think they can get away with killing.

I am surprised that her publicity photos to not show her wearing the "one shot; two kills" tee shirt the IDF was very proudly wearing some time back, supporting the killing of pregnant Palestinian women.

Jul 08 09:17

TIMELY QUOTE FOR THE DAY

“Even in the abyss of mourning for Gilad, Eyal and Naftali, it is difficult for me to describe how distressed we are by the outrage committed in Jerusalem – the shedding of innocent blood is against morality, is against the Torah and Judaism, and is against the foundation of the lives of our boys and of all of us in this country,” Fraenkel said.

Jul 08 09:17

IT’S NOT WAR IN GAZA ~~ IT’S GENOCIDE

An Israeli airstrike on a vehicle in Gaza City killed four Palestinians on Tuesday, bringing the total death toll in Israel’s latest assault on the besieged enclave to five, medics said.”Four people were killed in a Zionist strike on a civilian car in the Daraj neighbourhood in the centre of Gaza City,” emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra told AFP.

Earlier, the body of Rashad Yassin, from al-Nuseirat refugee camp, was found under the rubble of a destroyed house in central Gaza.

Yassin is reportedly affiliated with Hamas’ al-Qassam Brigades.

Jul 08 09:04

ISRAEL BRINGS SHAME TO THE GOOD JEWS OF AMERICA

Thank you! You make me proud to be a Jew. You are a Righteous among the Jews.

I would like to add my apologies too: As a Rabbi, I apologise for my colleagues who incite to violence, who take it upon themselves to whip the crowds of hot headed young men into violent action, who take upon themselves the role that properly only belongs to the courts in case some crimes were committed. We need to dialogue with the Arabs, not call for murder. We commit Chilul Hashem when we do otherwise.

I apologise for all the violence committed by my side and extend the hand of peace to those on the other side. Jews and Arabs can live in peace, it is not a law of nature that we should fight.

Brother murderers, stop the aggression! Stop the violence! Both sides need to stop. We are all human.

Jul 08 09:03

WHEN A GAG ORDER BECOMES A CRIME IN ITSELF

The entire propaganda campaign was set into high gear despite Netanyahu and his inner circle’s knowledge that the teens were almost certainly dead. And it was enabled by the Shin Bet’s gag order, which even foreign correspondents like The New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren honored. The Israeli government refused to allow the facts from interfering with what seemed like a political opportunity.

Jul 08 08:30

GRAPHIC: Bloody aftermath of Israeli airstrikes, Khan Younis, Gaza [VIDEO]

Jul 08 08:27

A Call from Gaza: Support our right to life!

Israel has launched a heinous attack against both Gaza and the West Bank. It has so far conducted more than 100 airstrikes against civilian targets in Gaza. Nine Palestinian civilians, including three women and two children, were wounded by shrapnel, and three civilians, including two children, were injured by the flying glass. Moreover, three civilians sustained bruises. Besides, a chicken barn, greenhouses, a country house, two barracks for fodders and sheep were destroyed, and 3000 chicks died. Israeli naval forces continue to target Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza waters. Therefore, Israel further aggravates the situation for Palestinians in Gaza, which has been under a brutal military siege for more than seven years and still going on.

Jul 08 07:32

Palestinians pick through the remains of homes destroyed in latest airstrikes as Israel responds to Hamas rocket attacks

The Israeli military has launched an offensive against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, bombing 50 sites, including homes, in air strikes and naval attacks as part of a campaign meant to end Palestinian rocket fire into the Jewish state.

Israeli troops have also been mobilised for a possible ground invasion as part of the attempt to stop the recent barrage of rocket attacks against Israel.

The army said Operation Protective Edge intended to strike the Islamic Hamas group and end the rocket fire which has intensified in recent weeks amid tensions over the killing of three Israeli teenagers and the apparent revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager.

Jul 08 07:29

3rd Intifada or Nakba II?

The question remains open; is it the 3rd Intifada or Nakba II? Is it a Palestinian uprising or are Israelis ethnically cleansing again?

Jul 08 07:28

MEGA BEX ALERT - #BBCtrending: Are #GazaUnderAttack images accurate?

Over the past week the hashtag #GazaUnderAttack has been used hundreds of thousands of times, often to distribute pictures claiming to show the effects the airstrikes.

Some of the images are of the current situation in Gaza, but a #BBCtrending analysis has found that some date as far back as 2009 and others are from conflicts in Syria and Iraq.

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BBC is trying to attack the credibility of the images coming out of Gaza, to protect Israel.

Jul 08 07:19

Zionist Media Confirms Palestinian Youth was Force-Fed Petrol, Then Roasted Alive

As described by R. Silverstein in his blog Tikum Olam the rabid, extremist Zionist Jews responsible for the high crime against Muhammad Abu Khdeir didn’t merely burn his body, for example, after killing him. They burned him while he was alive.

It is not merely this. As first published, here, the hideous Mahyudi monsters force-fed the youth gasoline, then set him on fire. This created a trapped cavity of petrol and its fumes, causing his body not only to ignite but also to explode.

Jul 08 06:50

Fears of Ground Assault as Israel Escalates Gaza Offensive

Israeli airstrikes hit approximately fifty sites overnight in the Gaza Strip, leaving at least several people dead and scores wounded, as fears grow inside the walled-off Palestinian enclave that a ground invasion could soon follow.

Dubbed ‘Operation Protective Edge,’ Israel justified its use of warplanes, drones, and missiles as a response to a volley of crude rockets launched from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel by Palestinian fighters over recent days.

Jul 08 06:49

Coldplay run foul of the Israel lobby

Here in one little story, you have the reason why Israel keeps getting away with it.

The band Coldplay put a link on Facebook to a video of the song “Freedom for Palestine”. Thousands of “fans” – more likely the hasbara crew – flood their site with angry comments. Fox News, of course, lambasts them. The Washington Post writes about the furore, leading with a quote that describes the band as “insufferable” (has no one ever said anything positive about them?). And the ever gutless Facebook takes down Coldplay’s link to the video.

Jul 08 06:48

Chomsky, BDS And The Jewish Left Paradigm

In his latest article in The Nation, Noam Chomsky selectively cherry picks the facts that fit his preferred narrative, while ignoring and disguising relevant details that contradict his thesis. One would expect an academic of Chomsky’s stature to perform at a much higher standard of intellectual integrity.

Reviewing Chomsky’s latest criticism of the BDS reveals that the MIT linguist borders on deception. It is especially fascinating to examine Chomsky’s tactics in light of the current violent events in Israel/Palestine.

Jul 08 06:40

Israel 'readies Gaza options, including ground assault'

The Israeli army is preparing all options for action in Gaza, including a ground assault, a senior official said on Tuesday.

"The army is preparing for all possible scenarios, including an invasion or a ground operation," the official told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Jul 08 06:39

Contradicting Israeli officials, family of Tarek Abu Khdeir says he was attacked while in uncle’s Jerusalem backyard

The family of Tarek Abu Khdeir, the 15-year-old Palestinian-American brutally beaten by Israeli forces, says that he was standing in his uncle’s backyard when he was ambushed in the Shuafat neighborhood of Jerusalem–and did not attack the police, as Israeli officials have claimed. The family, who have been in contact with Tarek’s parents, who are in Jerusalem, is also demanding that Israel pay the costs of medical treatment for the head wounds Tariq suffered.

“All of the accusations that he’s a violent kid–he’s not violent,” said Hamdi Abu Khdeir, a Florida resident and an uncle of Tarek, during a press conference today in Florida organized by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). In response to a reporter’s question about whether Tarek was participating in the protests in Shuafat that erupted after Mohammed Abu Khdeir was murdered, the uncle said: “He wasn’t inside [the protests], or doing anything.”

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Jul 07 15:56

An Eye for An Eye

"A broad moral gulf separates us from our enemies. They sanctify death; we sanctify life. They sanctify cruelty, and we mercy and compassion. That is the secret of our strength." -- Benjamin Netanyahu, at the funeral of three slain Israeli teenagers.

WTF?

Israel shows no morality, no mercy, and no compassion for Palestinians. Israel’s strength is not a mystery. Their power is dependent on their belief that they are God’s Chosen, on sophisticated weaponry, US tax dollars, and bipartisan Congressional support of Zionism that renders any “peace process” a charade.

During the funeral, right-wing protestors screamed for blood, “Death to Arabs.”

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Jul 07 13:31

Raper Talib Kweli stands in solidarity with Palestinians, refuses to perform in Israel

Last Tuesday, Brooklyn-based rapper Talib Kweli joined a host of other artists, including Jello Biafra, Stevie Wonder, Danny Glover and several others in canceling a planned concert in Tel Aviv, Israel, to honor the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

Jul 07 12:24

Israeli lynch mob hunts for Palestinians in Jerusalem

In response to the kidnap and murder of three Zionist teens by Arabs, there has been an escalation in the level of expressed fascism among Zionists who seek revenge. On July 5th they called for gatherings throughout Israel (Palestine '48) while expressing such sentiments as "Death to the Arabs" as well as physically assaulting Palestinian passers by.

Jul 07 12:16

Positive Thoughts on Dark Times

There is no question that over the past decade and a half, Europe, the US and Israel have engaged in a series of bloody wars, inequalities have increased throughout the globe, economic crisis has become endemic and, more recently, right-wing military and civilian regimes have swept to power throughout Asia, North Africa, Europe and Canada.

Yet, despite this generally gloomy picture, important positive developments have emerged raising the possibility of fundamental changes to reverse the current reactionary wave. I will proceed by outlining these positive developments, taking account of the retrograde context in which they occur.

Jul 07 11:01

Israeli lynch mob hunts for Palestinians in Jerusalem [SHOCKING VIDEO]

An Israeli lynch mob In this video can be seen stopping cars to determine whether the drivers were Arabs.Israelis gathered in Jerusalem on 5 July to chant “Death to the Arabs!” , just days after Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Khudair was kidnapped and burned alive.

Jul 07 10:10

Israeli Bombs Kill At Least Nine Palestinians in Gaza

Israeli airstrikes in Gaza overnight have left at least nine Palestinians dead, according to Hamas officials.

Sami Abu Zuhri, a spokesman for the Hamas government, told the Ma'an news agency that six of its fighters were killed by Israeli airstrikes on a tunnel in Rafah overnight.

Jul 07 10:04

The undisputed truth about Israeli occupation

All too often the 'honest brokers' mediating negotiations agree with our occupiers that the destructive spread of settlements is not on occupied land.

Jul 07 09:50

Israel Has Passed Its Sell By Date - Morris -

Publics support has vanished worldwide

Jul 07 09:41

A SINCERE APOLOGY TO THE PEOPLE OF PALESTINE FROM AN ISRAELI JEW

I owe you an apology. I owe you many, in fact. Many more than I have space for here. But a person has to begin somewhere. So I’ll begin with what’s right in front of me, right now.

I want to apologize for the unforgivable.

For the boy whose face in the photograph I can see even with my eyes closed. The face of the boy before he was wrestled into a car by people on my side, who charred him to death.

Jul 07 09:39

Despite crackdown, Palestinians organize for long-term peace

Conflict has erupted in Israel and Palestine after the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teenagers early last week week, whom the Israelis say were kidnapped by Hamas. The Western media, for its part, has focused on the street battles between young Palestinians and the Israeli military, rushing to print photos of young Palestinian men throwing rocks and of masked Hamas militants armed at a press conference. However, these images are far from the whole story. On the ground Palestinian groups are acting to turn this rage into long-lasting nonviolent organizing.

Jul 07 09:31

Robert Fisk: How on earth can Israel tolerate this filth from B’nai Brith Canada? Four million Canadians carrying the anti-Semitic ‘disease’? We’ve heard this kind of despicable propaganda before

Not long ago, I was handed the most outrageous, vile, dishonest and slanderous calumny uttered against the people of Canada. It was contained in a full-page advertisement in the National Post (founder, Conrad Black), a newspaper handed out – free, I’m happy to say – on my Air France flight out of Toronto. Here is the headline: “Almost 4 million Canadians are afflicted by this disease.”

Now let’s forget that B’nai Brith regards any criticism of the state of Israel – however justified, however mild, made by Jews and non-Jews alike – as anti-Semitic.

Jul 07 09:15

‘FEELING THE LOVE IN JERUSALEM’ REVISITED

Remember ‘Feeling The Love In Jerusalem?’ You can still feel it today even stronger …

Jul 07 09:15

Zio Fascists Roaming the Streets of Jerusalem, "Death to Arabs"

Jul 07 09:13

MOTHERS NOT BLINDED BY RAMPANT HATRED AND MURDER

Back in the turbulent days of the 60?s, it was women, mothers in particular that were the most vocal and active force in the struggle to end the war in Vietnam. Organisations such as Women’s Strike For Peace demonstrated daily in every major city of the US. The group started at the height of the Cold War and was instrumental in getting the United States and the Soviet Union to sign a test ban treaty.

Going back a decade, it again was women and mothers that were at the forefront to end segregation in the Southern Public Schools.

Jul 07 07:01

Jewish settlers attack Palestinian villages in Nablus, Ramallah

Settlers attacked Palestinian villagers in Ramallah and Nablus late Sunday and early Monday, locals said.

Witnesses told Ma’an that settlers began hurling stones at Palestinian vehicles traveling near the illegal Halamish settlement, located opposite the village of Deir Nidam.

Dozens of settlers then raided the village, but were confronted by Palestinian villagers, who threw stones and empty bottles.

Jul 07 06:24

Kidnapping of Three Jewish Boys Could Be Just Another Zionist False Flag

‘Now it has emerged that the head of the Israeli Mossad actually “called” the kidnapping a week in advance! Israeli newspaper, Haaretz just reported: Mossad chief’s chillingly prescient kidnap prophecy. Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor in his article titled “Smoking gun proof of “Israeli teen kidnapping” false flag” writes Mossad Chief predicted “three teens will be kidnapped” one week before it happened.

Jul 07 00:30

Sacred Treason: Palestinian-Israeli Alliance

On May 30, 2014, unelected President Mahmoud Abbas affirmed that the Palestinian Authority’s acts of treason, spanning 21 years, against the people of Palestine were ‘sacred’: “The security relationship [with Israel]…and I say it on air, security coordination is sacred, is sacred. And we’ll continue it whether we disagree or agree over policy,”

Jul 07 00:13

A vengeful, vindictive Jewish tribe has spoken

Prosecuting the murderers is no longer sufficient. There must be a cultural revolution in Israel. Its political leaders and military officers must recognize this injustice and right it. They must begin raising the next generation, at least, on humanist values, and foster a tolerant public discourse. Without these, the Jewish tribe will not be worthy of its own state.

There are no words to describe the horror allegedly done by six Jews to Mohammed Abu Khdeir of Shoafat. Although a gag order bars publication of details of the terrible murder and the identities of its alleged perpetrators, the account of Abu Khdeir’s family — according to which the boy was burned alive — would horrify any mortal.

Jul 06 23:35

Israel and the Palestinians — It's about Mind Over Matter [VIDEO]

Ever since the three Israeli teenagers went missing, police and army units have besieged Palestinian towns and villages in the area; their houses and shops have been ransacked and atrocities have been committed; Gaza has been bombed, and the death toll is still rising, yet international leaders have remained largely silent, when they all know that such reprisals amount to collective-punishment, which is a War Crime.

Jul 06 23:26

Children take on IDF - You thought you had a hard time?

Jul 06 21:48

"I'm speechless" Palestinian-US teen beaten by Israeli police under house arrest

The brutally beaten, 15-year-old US-Palestinian cousin of murdered teen Mohammad Abu Khdeir has been placed under house arrest, despite police demands to keep him in custody. Tarek Abu Khdeir was accused of attacking police officers at a protest.

Jul 06 21:46

Israeli settlers storm Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem

Israeli settlers on Saturday evening stormed the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah and attacked Palestinian residents.

Jul 06 15:11

Israeli Settler Brags - "We Killed Jesus & We're Proud Of It"

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Jul 06 14:53

Gene Simmons Defends Bankster Elite

Look around Gene! By the way do any of you know where"Gene hails from? It pains me to have to put an entertainment tag on this article!

Kiss frontman Gene Simmons is defending the bankster one percent. He says the country would fall apart in short order if not for banksters and corporatists.

Jul 06 14:48

Israeli forces shell Rafah

Israeli forces late Sunday fired several artillery shells at the southern Gaza Strip, witnesses said.

Jul 06 13:56

Palestinian TV shows alleged beating of Mohamed Abu Khdeir's cousin - video

A Palestinian television channel has broadcast footage purporting to show Israeli border guards beating the teenage cousin of Mohamed Abu Khdeir, who was abducted and killed earlier in the week. The footage is said to show Tariq Abu Khdeir, 15, being beaten after he was detained during clashes in Jerusalem on Thursday. Israeli police say the incident occurred during the arrest of several demonstrators, some carrying knives. The boy's family deny he was involved in the clashes

Jul 06 13:54

US teen: 'Israeli guards attacked me for no reason' - video

American teenager Tariq Khdeir, 15, cousin of Mohamed Abu Khdeir, claims he was 'brutally attacked' by Israeli guards during clashes in Jerusalem's Shuafat neighbourhood on Thursday. Khdeir was released from jail on Sunday and placed under house arrest. He denies being involved in the violent clashes with police and says he was attacked for no reason

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