Jul 06 08:08

Jewish extremist linked to US bomber acquitted amid UK prosecution “shambles”

Roberta Moore, the leader of the Jewish Defence League UK, last week had a conviction for assault and possession of an offensive weapon overturned on appeal.

A second JDL activist did not appeal his conviction for assault during the same September 2014 disruption of a Palestine solidarity event. In February, Robert De Jonge changed his plea to guilty and was in March sentenced to community service and a fine.

In September, he assaulted Andy Simons, an organizer of a Palestine literary festival in Haringey, north London. A group of right-wing Zionist activists in the audience invaded the stage, attempting to disrupt the event.

The reversal came as government prosecutors faced criticism for not taking the cases seriously enough. The appeal judge described the prosecution’s case as a “shambles.”

Jul 05 13:58

How Israel’s Gaza Blockade Backfires

Israel’s crushing blockade – and periodic assaults – against the 1.8 million people jammed into Gaza have led to the emergence of an Islamic State affiliate that is now challenging Hamas, an example of how extreme repression breeds ever greater extremism, writes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar.

Jul 05 10:30


Billionaires George Soros and Haim Saban donated a total of $3 million to the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton, the news site Politico reported.

Saban, an Israeli Hollywood mogul, gave Priorities USA Action, Clinton’s super PAC, $2 million, while Soros, a Jewish, Hungary-born business magnate, donated $1 million, according to Politico’s article published Thursday.

Clinton’s super PAC, which is dedicated to airing ads supporting her presidential bid and attacking her opponents, revealed Thursday that it had raised a total of $15.6 million during the first half of the year.

Other heavy donors included DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and director J.J. Abrams and his wife Katie McGrath, as well as California investor Herb Sandler and Boston philanthropist Barbara Lee.

Jul 05 09:08

Prince Talal of Saudi Arabia: my visit to Israel shall mark the new age of peace and fraternity

The Saudi multi-millionaire media tycoon, prince Talal Bin Waleed, has urged all Arab nations to give up their acrimonious stance toward the Jewish nation and instead continue to strive for a more peaceful , prosperous and homogenous Middle-East.

Jul 05 08:04

Hillary Clinton Top Advisor Defends Claims That Israel Is Nazi Germany And Israelis Must Leave Israel

While Politico rants and raves that Hillary Clinton will be good for Israel, what’s been overlooked is that her closest advisor, Sidney Blumenthal, defends claims that Israel is Germany, and Israelis must leave Israel.

In her secret emails, Sid Blumenthal was essentially running the State Department from outside the government. In repeated “confidential” emails, Sidney Blumenthal provides advise to Hillary on conflicts all over the world.

Jul 05 08:03

Netanyahu vs. UN: Israel Threatens to Exit the UNHRC After Damning Gaza Report

Surprise, surprise. Israel is upset about being criticized for leveling Gaza last summer and liquidating thousands of Palestinian lives and tens of thousands more homes too.

Netanyahu is so upset about being called out that he’s now threatening to leave the UN’s international Human Rights Council (although they should consider themselves lucky to be invited in the first place.

Jul 05 07:40

Still Waiting for USS Liberty’s Truth

Israel’s chokehold over U.S. politics and politicians has been so powerful for so many decades that this obvious reality is routinely denied, a collective gagging of the truth that is itself a measure of how strong the Israeli grip is.

Jul 05 06:56

The Washington Post whitewashes the violence of Israel's occupation

In its inaccuracies and omissions, the Post's article is a microcosm of the way in which the mainstream media distorts and misrepresents the reality in Palestine, whitewashing Israeli violence and colonial control, and decontextualising attacks by Palestinians under occupation.

Jul 05 04:41

Still Waiting for USS Liberty’s Truth

During the Six-Day War in 1967, Israeli warplanes and warships tried to sink the USS Liberty, killing 34 of the spy ship’s crew. Afterwards, U.S. and Israeli officials excused the attack as an unfortunate mistake and covered up evidence of willful murder.

Jul 04 09:50

BEX ALERT - Netanyahu: Israel now faces double threat from Iran and ISIS

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday that "Israel now faces two threats: that of ISIS – and that of Iran."

He added in a statement issued yesterday, a copy of which was obtained by Anadolu news agency, that "We need not strengthen one at the expense of the other. We need to weaken both and prevent the aggression and arming of both".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu's new propaganda strategy is to link ISIS and Iran in the public mind, so that the hate created by the US/Israel manufactured front group transfers onto Iran, which has not launched a war of aggression against another country in over 200 years.

Jul 04 09:27

A Jewish Defector Warns America: Benjamin Freedman Speaks

"Now, first of all, I'd like to tell you that on August 25th 1960 -- that was shortly before elections -- Senator Kennedy, who is now the President of the United States, went to New York, and delivered an address to the Zionist Organization of America. In that address, to reduce it to its briefest form, he stated that he would use the armed forces of the United States to preserve the existence of the regime set up in Palestine by the Zionists who are now in occupation of that area."

Video: Benjamin Freedman's 1961 Speech at the Willard Hotel (Complete)

Jul 04 08:58

 Netanyahu blasts UNHRC for endorsing Gaza war crimes report

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has slammed a decision by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to endorse a report accusing Israel and Hamas in war crimes during last summer's war in the Palestinian enclave.

"The UNHRC is not interested in the facts and is not really interested in human rights," Netanyahu on Friday said in a statement released by his office, Xinhua reported.

He accused the UNHRC for condemning Israel "for no fault of its own, for acting to defend itself from a murderous terrorist organisation." He added that Israeli soldiers "act in accordance with international law".

The resolution to back the report was adopted with strong European support, with 41 council members, including Germany, France, and Britain, voting in favour the report, while only the US voting against. India, Kenya, Paraguay, Ethiopia, and Macedonia abstained.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bravo, Prime Minister Netanyahu, for delivering one of the largest loads of triple grade A bovine excrement ever delivered by an Israeli politician.

It is obvious that you think that serial genocide against innocent Palestinian women and children is "... in accordance with international law."

It is also obvious that one of your administration's legal folks needs to sit down and have a long talk with you, as to why this is not, perhaps, correct.

Jul 04 07:57

Rockets land in Israel, Egypt's IS affiliate claims responsibility

JERUSALEM/CAIRO (Reuters) - Militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula fired rockets into southern Israel on Friday in an incident that caused no casualties but appeared to be linked to fighting between Islamist insurgents and Egyptian security forces.
Note: Caused no casualties or damage. End of story!

Jul 03 16:39

Israel colludes with al-Nusra to keep Golan Heights peace – Palestine’s Foreign Minister

The Israeli-Palestinian peace process has all but collapsed, and coupled with an outgoing US President and growing regional instability.

Jul 03 16:18

IS affiliate in Egypt claims rocket attack on Israel

A group affiliated with Islamic State has said it fired three rockets into Israel from Egypt's Sinai peninsula.

The affiliate, which calls itself Sinai Province, said it had acted in retaliation for what it says is Israeli support for the Egyptian army.

Israel said two rockets landed in the south of the country, causing no casualties or material damage.

Jul 03 15:25

Israel Continues to Cripple Gaza with its Sea Blockade

Governments should support brave humanitarian voyagers and back their play in future.

Welcome to the latest chapter in a long tale of unspeakable cruelty.

Israel’s military are once more raiding mercy ships on the high seas in an effort to prevent humanitarian aid reaching the 1.8 million souls in shattered Gaza.

Jul 03 12:56

“While the Flotilla Didn’t Make it to Gaza, Israel Didn’t Win”

Israel Defense Forces violently intercepted the Swedish boat named Marianne in the early hours of June 29 to prevent it from landing in Gaza, using tasers against unarmed passengers. The 18 passengers, whose mission was to break the siege of Gaza, were taken to the Israeli port of Ashdod and the non-Israelis will be deported from Ben Gurion Airport.

Jul 03 10:54

“While the Flotilla Didn’t Make it to Gaza, Israel Didn’t Win”

Israel Defense Forces violently intercepted the Swedish boat named Marianne in the early hours of June 29 to prevent it from landing in Gaza, using tasers against unarmed passengers. The 18 passengers, whose mission was to break the siege of Gaza, were taken to the Israeli port of Ashdod and the non-Israelis will be deported from Ben Gurion Airport.
Note: Another act of international piracy!

Jul 03 10:45

Survivor of Israeli Attack on USS Liberty: It Could Not Have Been a Mistake

TRRN speaks to survivor Sgt. Bryce Lockwood and former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern about the 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty.

Jul 03 09:29

Spain: Left wing parties condemn Israeli flotilla action

In a written statement, the Galician Nationalist Bloc described Israeli action as "piracy".

The bloc's spokesman Francisco Jorquera and Rosana Peres, a parliament member, also criticised the Spanish government's reaction over the incident, which saw Israeli forces taking by force the civilian vessel, Marianne, to the Israeli port of Ashdod.

Spanish Member of the European Parliament Ana Miranda, who was on board Marianne but now back in Spain, also spoke in the Spanish parliament earlier today.

The spokesman called on Spain's Foreign Ministry to take a tough stance over the incident and face the Gaza issue head on.

Podemos's spokesman Rfael Mayoral also urged the international community to raise its voice against Israel.

Mayoral emphasized that Israel should end its "discrimination" and "blockade" on Gaza underling that Israel violated human rights.

Jul 03 09:24

Israel seeks help of West to stop its officials from being arrested

The Israeli Foreign Ministry has asked European countries for help in confronting the risk of their generals, political and security officials being arrested on charges of war crimes while abroad.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't do the crime if you can't do the time!

Jul 03 08:31

Activists call on Oprah Winfrey to distance herself from Leviev over human rights abuses

To commemorate her magazine’s 15th anniversary, US megastar talk show host and social justice philanthropist Oprah Winfrey glammed out wearing pearl-shaped 69 carat Leviev diamond earrings on the cover of the May 2015 edition of O, the Oprah Magazine. Leviev is owned by Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev and Adalah-NY: The New York campaign for the Boycott of Israel emailed a letter to executives at O and the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) on May 29th detailing the involvement of Leviev’s companies’ to notoriously brutal human rights abuses in Angola and the thousands of illegal Israeli settlement homes built on Palestinian land by another of his companies, in violation of international law. Shortly thereafter the communications director at OWN, Chelsea Hettrick, told an Adalah-NY representative that Winfrey was reviewing the letter, and that her team would respond soon. They didn’t. Hettrick has since failed to reply to further calls and emails from Adalah-NY.

Jul 02 21:46

Israel Continues to Cripple Gaza with its Sea Blockade

"No humanitarian crisis here" say Netanyahu and Ya'alon.

Jul 02 15:32

UK approved £4-million arms sales to Israel after Gaza war

The British government approved £4 million in weapons sales to the Israeli regime in the immediate aftermath of Israel’s massive military offensive against the Gaza Strip last summer, a new study has found.

Jul 02 13:53

How Zionism Corrupts Judaism

Like the Palestinian people, Judaism is also suffering from siege and occupation. Zionism, a Nineteenth Century hallucinatory piece of fictive theology and a vicious ideology, has gotten a demonic grip on much of modern Jewish consciousness and has taken possession of U.S. policies in the Middle East.

Jul 02 13:45

Israel to temporarily close southern Highway 12 amid Sinai tensions

IDF increases vigilance after fighters linked to ISIS control of Egyptian military vehicles, creating concern that Islamists might attempt to break into Israeli territory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: While Americans are distracted with the July 4th holiday, Egypt and Israel are going to slaughter a bunch of the Egyptian people who refuse to live under UIS puppet ruler el-Sisi!

Jul 02 12:52

Israel giving Egyptian army free hand in Sinai, official says

Worry mounts over possible collapse of Multinational Force in restive peninsula following jihadist onslaught

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Funny; I thought Egypt owned the Sinai and didn't need Israel's permission to do anything there!

What is really going on (behind the distraction of the holiday weekend) is that Egyptian and Israeli forces are going to slaughter the people of Sinai who refuse to live under US puppet rule, concealing their criems by calling them "Jihadists" and "ISIS."

Jul 02 12:06

“Untouchable” Israel continues to cripple Gaza with its sea blockade

Stuart Littlewood highlights the British government’s ongoing rear-guard defence of Israel’s violations of international law, most recently its piracy against Gaza-bound humanitarian aid flotillas, and its illegal blockade of Gaza.

Jul 02 10:09


Contrary to Israeli claims that the Marianne was taken peacefully, this video shows that armed commandos used brutal violence against unarmed passengers aboard the Gaza-bound boat early on Monday.

According to the organizers of the flotilla, 14 of the 18 civilian passengers and crew remain in Israeli custody more than two days after they were violently abducted in international waters to prevent them breaking the Israeli-imposed siege on Gaza.

Palestinian citizen of Israel and member of the Israeli parliament Basel Ghattas, former Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki, Spanish European Parliament member Ana Miranda and Israeli journalist Ohad Hemo have been released.

The other passengers remain in detention at Givon prison in present-day Israel.

Jul 02 09:17

Palestinian cinema thrives in London despite festival demise

The vibrant line-up of Palestinian cinema in London this summer comes despite the surprising and somewhat mysterious suspension of the London Palestine Film Festival which, with its program of talks, exhibitions and panels, was able to place the films in a broader context.

The festival, which started out in 1998 as a student venture at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), issued a statement in late May announcing that “After 17 editions of the London Palestine Film Festival, the Palestine Film Foundation has announced that from 2015 it is suspending production of the annual film festival indefinitely.”

According to the statement, the goal of achieving enough funding to run the festival “at the standard deemed necessary” has “continued to elude the organization.”

Jul 02 09:15

Well-known BBC presenter hints Israel may be underdog

So, in the 21st century — these supposedly modern, anti-racist times — how does Israel get away with the chauvinistic behavior of 19th century European settler states without arousing the fury of the masses?

The answer lies in the fact that the masses — accessing their news from the mainstream media — simply don’t know what’s going on.

Mainstream news sources shield Israel from the wrath of millions who, if they were aware of the facts, might be lobbying for change.

The variety of ways in which this cover-up takes place was starkly illustrated in recent weeks by the BBC’s Newsnight program, broadcast every weekday evening and billing itself as providing “analysis and observation of the news agenda.”

Jul 02 09:14

Boycott-hit Orange may dump Israeli partner by mid-2017

Palestine solidarity activists are welcoming an announcement that the French multinational Orange could dump its Israeli affiliate within 18 months.

But campaigners in France and Egypt say they will maintain their call for boycott of the telecom company until it actually ends its complicity in Israeli violations of Palestinian rights.

Jul 02 09:00

Lebanon tells U.S. mediator it won’t yield its waters to Israel

Lebanon told a senior U.S. official that it would not make any concessions on the disputed maritime border zone with Israel believed to contain large quantities of natural gas, but expressed willingness to demarcate the area with the help of the U.N. and all concerned parties, sources and experts said Wednesday.

“The message to the Americans was very clear: Lebanon will not give up an inch of its rights in the 870-kilometer maritime zone which is close to Israeli territorial waters. But the government expressed willingness to demarcate the zone with the help of the U.N. and all concerned parties,” a source who attended the meetings between Lebanese officials and U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Diplomacy Amos Hochstein told The Daily Star.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is most revealing in this story is how Israel sends the US to make its territorial demands of Lebanon!

Jul 02 08:49

The settlements are not part of Israel

The Trade Promotion Authority Bill signed by President Barack Obama last week includes an important clause stipulating that the United States will not trade with countries that boycott Israel.

This clause is supposed to protect Israel from an economic boycott. But the same clause, which authorizes the president to take all measures to protect trade with Israel from politically motivated acts, says the protection will apply not only to Israel but to “territories controlled by Israel.”

The law’s sponsors intended to protect products from the settlements, as though they were an inseparable part of Israel. But this attempt to blur the border between Israel and the occupied territories got a cold reception from the president. Obama made it clear that despite the wording of the legislation he signed, he does not intend to protect products made in the territories.

Jul 02 08:24

Act now to Stop Arming Israel

Help increase the pressure on the UK government to end its arms trade with Israel and its complicity in Israel’s occupation and war crimes.
1. Email your MP to demand a two-way arms embargo against Israel.
2. Order campaign materials and book a speaker.
3. Target the companies profiting from Israel’s occupation.

Jul 02 08:11

Flotilla members still imprisoned as video emerges of violent Israeli attack during capture

Jul 02 05:44

Steve Huntley: Anti-Israel movement based on fallacies

It is the Palestinians who have been the obstacle to ending the conflict and establishing a Palestinian state. Only Israel has ever offered a comprehensive two-state proposal, first in 2000 and again in 2008. Both times Israel laid down the parameters of an agreement that every reasonable observer saw as a rational, workable deal.
Note: All settlements are illegal!

Jul 01 21:03

‘Untouchable’ Israel continues to cripple Gaza with its sea blockade

Welcome to the latest chapter in a long tale of unspeakable cruelty.

Israel’s military thugs are once more raiding mercy ships on the high seas in an effort to prevent humanitarian aid reaching the 1.8 million souls in shattered Gaza.

Jul 01 17:33

Britain still arming Israel despite fear weapons will be used against Gaza

The Government has been accused of ignoring its own evidence that British weaponry may have been used by Israel in its assault on Gaza last year after fresh arms deals worth £4m were approved by Britain within weeks of the conflict.

Figures seen by The Independent reveal that the UK gave the go-ahead for dozens of military exports to Israel, including components for drones and air-to-surface missiles, in the immediate aftermath of Operation Protective Edge, which claimed more than 2,000 lives, including those of hundreds of Palestinian civilians.

Campaigners said the exports showed that the Government was conducting “business as usual” in its arms sales to Israel and turning a “blind eye” to the risk that UK-made weaponry could be used in any fresh clashes between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

Jul 01 16:40

Baskin’s Generous Offer: Making Peace with Israeli Occupation

It would be fair to assume that Gershon Baskin’s recent article in theJerusalem Post — “Encountering Peace: Obviously no peace now, so what then?” (June 24) – is not a mere intellectual exercise aimed at finding ‘creative’ solutions to the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Jul 01 15:46

How Israel Weaponized Water

California is in the midst of one of the worst droughts in the state’s history, prompting Governor Jerry Brown to declare a water “state of emergency.”

Jul 01 15:12

Talks extension good sign; Israel afraid of Iran’s influence: Fetzer

As it had been voiced by negotiators earlier, the two sides missed the self-imposed June-end deadline with the US State Department saying on Tuesday that the two sides had decided to “extend the measures under (2013 interim deal) until July 7 to allow more time for negotiations to reach a long-term solution”.

Jul 01 14:57

US church votes to boycott Israel over occupation of Palestine

One of the largest Christian Protestant denominations in the United States has overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling for divestment from companies that profit from Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories.

Jul 01 14:47

ISIS threatens to topple Hamas in Gaza Strip

ISIS insurgents threatened Tuesday to turn the Gaza Strip into another of their Middle East fiefdoms, accusing Hamas, the organization that rules the Palestinian territory, of being insufficiently stringent about religious enforcement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, ISIS, a fanatical Islamic power and avowed enemy of Israel ... is going to destroy HAMAS? And if you believe THAT one, I have some of Saddam's nuclear weapons to sell you!

Jul 01 13:25

ISIS, Israel's covert mercenaries

Jul 01 13:11

Israel Killed and Injured More Civilians with Explosive Weapons than Any Other State in 2014

Damage caused by Israeli explosives remains visible in this mosque and many other buildings in Gaza. Mohammed Asad/APA images.

Israel killed and injured more civilians with explosive weapons than any other state in the world in 2014 due to its military assault on Gaza. This is according to a new report by Action on Armed Violence (AOAV), an organization that tracks the global impact of explosive weapons on civilians.

Jul 01 12:55

Baskin’s Generous Offer: Making Peace with Israeli Occupation

It would be fair to assume that Gershon Baskin’s recent article in the Jerusalem Post — “Encountering Peace: Obviously no peace now, so what then?” (June 24) – is not a mere intellectual exercise aimed at finding ‘creative’ solutions to the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Jul 01 12:43

Growing momentum in US to Isolate Israel: Researcher

The growing movement in the United States to isolate Israel is an effective strategy to force the “fascist” regime to retreat from occupied Palestinian territories, according to a researcher in South Africa.

Jul 01 12:35

US 'continuously' briefing Israel from Iran talks

American diplomats currently negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program in Austria have been in constant communication with their Israeli counterparts.

Jul 01 12:30

Israel says Syria's Assad may be left with rump state

A senior Israeli defense official said President Bashar al-Assad controlled just a fifth of Syria and may end up in charge of a rump state dominated by his minority Alawite sect.

Jul 01 12:30

CNN Rattles Sabers as Iran Talks Move Into Key Stage

With a 7-day extension hinting at the possibility of a major breakthrough in nuclear negotiations with Iran, CNN turned the tables and instead released a story talking about US bunker-busting bombs being put on standby.

The focus on a “military option” against Iran, the idea that in the middle of key talks the US could just up and attack Iran out of the blue, wasn’t actually based on new anything US officials said. Indeed, the CNN piece relied solely on a single quote from Defense Secretary Ash Carter in an interview from way back in April.

US officials do occasionally make puzzling decisions to threaten to attack Iran, but this was not one of those times, and rather CNN invented this story as a whole cloth exercise in 19th century-style yellow journalism.

Jul 01 11:03

Rejecting Israeli Narrative, Freedom Flotilla Campaigners Say Tasers Were Part of Violent Assault on Ship

Directly contradicting initial reports from the Israeli Navy that the boarding of a Swedish vessel traveling to break the blockade of Gaza was an “uneventful” incident, campaigners reported Tuesday that several people on board, in fact, were violently treated and shot with tasers.

Jul 01 09:59


The video, just 28 seconds long, was published on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s social media pages Tuesday and argued that allowing Iran to obtain nuclear weapons would be even worse than giving nukes to the jihadist IS group — also known as ISIS — that has rampaged across Iraq and Syria brutally murdering opponents in its path.

Jul 01 09:52


Jul 01 09:27

In Case You Still Have A Drop Of Sympathy Toward JVP

The following is a compendium of duplicitous and manipulative Judeo centric statements that illustrate precisely what many of us dread to admit - liberal Jews are not the solution; they are the core of the problem. These quotes are taken from a transcript of Rabbi Alissa Wise’s speech to a Christian Pro Palestinian organisation- Friends of Sabeel, North America Conference in Vancouver, BC, April 2015.

Rabbi Alissa Wise is not a Zionist zealot, she is much worse – a supremacist Jew dressed in dove’s clothing. Rabbi Alissa Wise is also JVP's Director of Campaigns.

Jul 01 08:50

Trees before humans: Bedouins in the Negev

A forest in the desert is an awe-inspiring sight, but here it serves the same purpose–and has the same consequence–as an eight-meter high wall erected in the West Bank.

More and more, the Negev and other Palestinian sections of Israel seem to share a fate disturbingly similar to that of Area C in the West Bank.

Nearly twenty years ago, with the signing of the Oslo Accords I and II, the land in the West Bank was divided into three categories: Area A, B and C. Each category came with a varying degree of Palestinian autonomy from the Israeli occupation. Area A is nominally under full Palestinian Authority control and Area C is under full Israeli control, and represents 60% of the West Bank; Area B is somewhere in the middle. While the Accords intended for all of the land to eventually become Area A, it never did. Instead, Israel has made life in Area C and in some cases Area B nearly impossible, impelling many Palestinians to resettle in Areas A.

Jul 01 08:09

Fugitive rabbi can be extradited to Israel: Dutch supreme court

The Dutch Supreme Court on Tuesday authorised the extradition of the leader of a Jewish Hasidic sect wanted in Israel for alleged indecent assault of women and girls.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Posted for those who claim I only pick on the Catholic child molesters.

Jul 01 08:04

Ombudsman Says He Was Dumped Over Critical Report

Shmuel Hollander never asked for the assignment. But when the organization that allocates Holocaust restitution payments told him to investigate reports that its senior officials had failed to pursue a tip-off about fraudsters stealing millions meant for needy survivors, Hollander stepped up to the task.
Note: Everyone must pay and pay and pay some more. Had enough yet!

Jul 01 07:55

UN Human Rights Council to condemn Israel over Operation Protective Edge, but not demand sanctions

The Palestinian resolution that will be brought to a vote on Thursday in the United Nations Human Rights Council concerning the international commission of inquiry’s report into Operation Protective Edge is expected to be harshly critical of Israel – but will not contain a demand for sanctions or any concrete moves against Israel, as indicated by a draft of the proposal seen by Haaretz.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sanctions would have to go through the Security Council, where the US would use its veto to protect Israel's crimes yet again.

Jul 01 07:51

U.S. State Department: We won’t protect Israeli settlements against boycott

The U.S. State Department on Tuesday punched a big hole in Israel-led efforts to induce the Obama administration to regard boycotts of settlements as identical to boycott of Israel proper.

Jul 01 07:45

Israel deports former Tunisian president to France

Following Israel's hijacking of the Gaza-bound ship Marianne in international waters on Monday, Arab-Israeli Basel Ghattas MK has been released from custody and former Tunisian President Moncef Al-Marzouki has been deported to France, reported Al-Araby Al-Jadeed.

Sixteen foreign nationals were on board the vessel, along with two Israelis, Ghattas and a television reporter. The MK could face a parliamentary hearing to see whether he should face sanctions or not. He revealed that MEP Ana Miranda was also deported along with Al-Marzouki.

According to Ghattas, the Israeli navy intercepted the Marianne at 2am local time and the crew turned the engines off, refusing to cooperate with the Israelis. By 7am, the navy was towing the ship towards Ashdod. "The Israelis confiscated all of the activists' personal belongings, including mobile phones and other equipment," he said. "They did not allow any telephone calls to be made by anyone on board."

Jul 01 07:34

Israel asking US for 50% increase in next defense package

Defense News reported this weekend that Israel and US officials have in recent months begun negotiations on the next 10-year aid package.
The previous package, negotiated by the George W. Bush and Ehud Olmert governments in 2007, averaged $3 billion of assistance each year, for a total of $30 billion, from 2007-2017.

The government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants that to increase to $42-45 billion over the 2018-2028 period, Defense News reported, adding that President Barack Obama during his March 2013 visit to Israel “endorsed in principle” that range.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Greedy, greedy, greedy, greedy, greedy

Jul 01 04:57

It's Official: The Pentagon Finally Admitted That Israel Has Nuclear Weapons, Too

While the Washington press corps obsessed over Hillary Clinton’s e-mails at the State Department, reporters were missing a far more important story about government secrets. After five decades of pretending otherwise, the Pentagon has reluctantly confirmed that Israel does indeed possess nuclear bombs, as well as awesome weapons technology similar to America’s.

Jul 01 04:53

The elephant in the room: Israel’s nuclear weapons

By his side was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In the room with them, there was an elephant, a large and formidably destructive elephant, which they and the assembled press pretended not to see.

I am, of course, referring to Israel’s actual nuclear weapons systems, with which Netanyahu is capable of doing to numerous cities in the Middle East, including Tehran, what the US did to Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.

Iran, by contrast, has no nuclear weapons. The US President said so himself in Prague on 5 April 2009 in his major speech on nuclear disarmament. “Iran has yet to build a nuclear weapon,” he admitted.

Jul 01 04:31

How Israel Weaponized Water

A report from the United Nations found that the average Israeli settler consumes 300 liters of water per day — a figure surpassing even the average Californian’s 290. But thanks to Israeli military action and legal restrictions on access, the average Palestinian in the occupied West Bank only gets about 70. And for the tens of thousands of Palestinians who live off the water grid altogether, daily consumption hovers at around 30. That’s just 10 percent of the Israeli figure.

Jul 01 04:26

Israeli Minister Elkin: 'To all the Jews of France I say: Come home!'

“To all the Jews of France I say: Come home!”, Zeev Elkin said.
Note: Elkin didn't mention all the Jews of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, etc. to come home!

Jul 01 04:19

Israel Boycotts UN Debate on Gaza War Probe

Israel has boycotted a daylong debate on a report on the 2014 Gaza conflict, calling it biased and flawed. The report, commissioned by the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, finds both Israel and armed Palestinian groups may have committed war crimes in Gaza.
The report documents serious violations of international law and human rights abuses committed during Gaza’s seven-week war last summer. More than 2,200 people were killed, most of them Gazans.

Jul 01 04:16

Inside Israel’s Secret War in Syria

Much of what the indictment calls “secret Israeli army activity” is blacked out in the document, and al-Makt’s lawyer declined to comment. But Yamin Zidan, his former attorney, who wasn’t allowed to represent him at the trial because he lacked security clearance, believes the full indictment, if disclosed, would reveal what Israel is really up to in Syria. “The conversations,” he says, “show the level of cooperation between Israel and the rebels against Assad.”

Jun 30 22:01

Rejecting Israeli Narrative, Free Gaza Campaigners Say Tasers Were Part of Violent Assault on Ship

Directly contradicting initial reports from the Israeli Navy that the boarding of a Swedish vessel traveling to break the blockade of Gaza was an "uneventful" incident, campaigners reported Tuesday that several people on board, in fact, were violently treated and shot with tasers.

Jun 30 18:57

1/2 - Judaism vs Jewish Identity Politics - Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro and Gilad Atzmon

Two prominent thinkers, the ultra-orthodox Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro, and philosopher, jazz artist and ex-Jew Gilad Atzmon, met to discuss hard questions about Judaism, Jewish politics and the meaning of Jewishness. They shared the stage at Theatre 80 in New York City on May 6th, 2015.

Part 2 available here

Jun 30 18:19

Islamic State threatens to topple Hamas in Gaza

'Nuff said.

Jun 30 14:41

The Hijacking of The Marianne by “The Pirates of the Mediterranean”

The “international community” is, it would seem, remarkably selective over piracy.

Concern over Somali pirates was such that foreign Navies were sent to protect shipping in international waters. In one incident three alleged pirates were killed and a Somali teenager spirited away to the US to be tried, whilst eleven others were sent for trial in Kenya.

However, in the early hours of the morning (local time) of June 29th, three Israeli Navy ships intercepted and hijacked a Swedish flagged ship, the Marianne av Göteborg on route to Gaza in the State of Palestine (recognized as a State by the United Nations on November 30th, 2012 by an overwhelming vote of 138-9, elevating Palestine to Non-Member Observer State a status bestowed on just one other entity, The Vatican.)

Jun 30 13:34

Syrians in occupied Golan furious about Israel's alliance with al-Qaeda

Israel's most unlikely alliance is that it currently engages in with Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria.

Despite a long history of anti-Israel and anti-Jewish rhetoric, the main victims of al-Qaeda's horrible sectarian attacks have been Muslims in the Arab world, along with western civilian and military targets. The movement has rarely targeted Israel.

Jun 30 12:16

To Our Friends in the United Church of Christ:

We write to thank you as Jews, Muslims, Protestants, atheists and others; as mothers and fathers, daughters and sons; and as people united in our belief in justice and liberation for all peoples.

We thank you for your historic and moral vote to divest from the Israeli occupation. Your vote is a profound act of solidarity with Palestinians who have suffered decades of occupation, dispossession, and discrimination.

And it is a source of great friendship to the countless Jews who believe our liberation is inextricably tied to Palestinian liberation. Speaking is not enough, only courageous actions can help us create the conditions for a lasting and just peace.

Jun 30 12:07

Gaza: The hijacking of The Marianne by "The Pirates of the Mediterranean"

The "international community" is, it would seem, remarkably selective over piracy.

Concern over Somali pirates was such that foreign Navy's were sent to protect shipping in international waters. In one incident three alleged pirates were killed and a Somali teenager spirited away to the US to be tried, whilst eleven others were sent for trial in Kenya.

However, in the early hours of the morning (local time) of 29th June, three Israeli Navy ships intercepted and hijacked a Swedish flagged ship, the Marianne av Göteborg on route to Gaza in the State of Palestine (recognized as a State by the United Nations on 30th November 2012 by an overwhelming vote of 138-9, elevating Palestine to Non-Member Observer State a status bestowed on just one other entity, The Vatican.)

Jun 30 11:56

Obama: Inadequate Nuclear Program Verification to Halt Talks With Iran

Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers, including Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany, agreed to extend the joint plan of action on Tehran’s nuclear program until July 7 to allow more time for a comprehensive solution earlier on Tuesday.
“If we can’t provide assurances that the pathways for Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon are closed, and if we can’t verify that, if the verification regime is inadequate then we are not going to get a deal,” Obama said.

“I will walk away from the negotiations if, in fact it is a bad deal.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama appears to be channeling his Master, Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu, and right on cue.

Folks, what is going on here is creation of the illusion that US government is being an honest broker in these negotiations, when in fact, right now, it is engineering these talks to fail.

The US government is asserting many aspects of the deal as being true, when they are not, such as complete access to all Iran's military sites, and consistent conversations with Iran's nuclear scientists, two very sticky demands to which the Iranian government feels they cannot concede,and to which they have never agreed.

Netanyahu wants a war against Iran, to "neutralize' this country, and prepare it for regime change; of course, he will not send the IDF to accomplish this.

What Netanyahu wants is for our American kids in uniform to be killed and maimed for life in such a military confrontation, in the name of Israeli hegemony.

And of course, there is the 500 lb gorilla, draped comfortably over the Bechstein piano in this conference room, and that is Russia.

Both Russian military and civilian leadership have stated, very emphatically, that should Iran be attacked militarily, that they will come to its aid.

I would strongly caution those few adults in the room in the bowels of power in DC, that such an attack against Iran, involving Russia military, is not the highest and best use of US military power at this moment in world history.

We have seen how "brilliantly " the wars against Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, and Iraq have gone.

On top of that, after all the lies stated to justify these wars, the American public doesn't believe anything the current administration, NATO, or the American military has to say about what a good idea it would be to go to war against (fill in the blank).

Ladies and gentlemen in Congress, you, the State Department, and the White House have a problem with the American people; and that problem is having absolutely zero credibility at this moment.

So instead of shilling for how great yet another war would be for this country, I would like to politely suggest that you need to invest in some confidence building telling the American people the truth.

Of course, I know, THAT...would be logical.

And truth DOES get in the way of your litany/narrative justification for more endless wars, doesn't it.

Jun 30 10:31


In a statement Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu justified the seizure of the Marianne, claiming that the “flotilla is nothing but a demonstration of hypocrisy and lies that is only assisting the Hamas terrorist organization and ignores all of the horrors in our region.”

Netanyahu insisted that “preventing entry by sea was done in accordance with international law and even received backing from a committee of the UN Secretary General.”

“Israel is the only democracy that defends itself in accordance with international law,” Netanyahu insisted, adding that “there is no siege on Gaza.”

Jun 30 10:30


Vandals attacked a dual Hebrew and Arabic language school in southern Jerusalem Monday night, the second incident in eight months, spray-painting swastikas and anti-Arab graffiti on the school’s walls just in time for the last day of school.

Jun 30 09:44

Letter signed by 22 senators urges Obama to support Israel

Nearly one-quarter of the U.S. Senate signed on to a bipartisan letter urging President Barack Obama to support Israel around the world.

Twenty-two senators signed the letter, which was written “in response to your welcomed recent remarks at Congregation Adas Israel” on May 22 concerning his commitment to Israel’s security. The letter was sponsored by Sens. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.

While welcoming Obama’s “unwavering commitment” to Israel’s security, the signers also want the Obama administration to remain committed to the United States’ “long-standing policy” of negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians as the way to peace.

The letter specifically asked the administration to oppose Palestinian efforts for membership in the United Nations and other international bodies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How nice that everything is running so well in our country that those Senators have nothing better to do than worry about Israel and Palestine, and work towards peace by blocking Palestinian statehood wherever they can!

Dear Senators, if you love Israel that much, kindly move there and vacate your office for someone concerned with America and Americans!

Jun 30 09:39

FLASHBACK February - Leaked files implicate over 6,000 Israelis in massive bank scandal

Banking giant HSBC faced damaging claims Monday that its Swiss division helped wealthy customers dodge millions of dollars in taxes after a “SwissLeaks” cache of secret files emerged online. Among their clients are over 6,200 Israelis, with holdings totaling some $10 billion.

Jun 30 09:26

Israel arrests Tunisia's former President Moncef Marzouki

Israeli navy forces arrested on Monday the former Tunisian President Mohamed Moncef Marzouki, in attacks on Freedom Flotilla III, which was heading towards the besieged Gaza Strip.

The European campaign to lift the siege on Gaza reported that Marzouki refused to deal with the Israeli investigators, for he was abducted illegally by the Israelis.

Jun 30 09:19

‘Jewish cow’ is udderly superior to all other cows in the world, Netanyahu says

The “Jewish cow” is the most productive cow in the world. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s latest boast about miraculous Israeli innovations came in an award speech he made last week (for the actor Michael Douglas), which was published by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

Jun 30 09:17

High-Seas Piracy: Israel’s Latest Bandit Act. “Gaza: the World’s Largest Open-air Prison”

Israel wants Gazans trapped indefinitely in the world’s largest open-air prison deprived of essentials for well-being – suffocated under a policy of slow-motion genocide.

Israeli commandos lawlessly seized the Marianne in international waters. Netanyahu saying it was done lawfully is one of a litany of Big Lies he claimed about the incident – a bandit act like so many others Israel commits endlessly.

Jun 30 08:58

France's Fabius says three conditions still not met for Iran deal

"For this there are three indispensable conditions: a lasting limitation of Iran's research and development capacity, a rigorous inspection of sites, including military if needed, and the third condition is the automatic return of sanctions in case it violates its commitments."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

France is now doing Israel's dirty work for them! Iran has never agreed to inspections of non-nuclear military sites (despite claims they did so in the original framework). And non-nuclear military sites are irrelevant in the context of this being a deal about nuclear weapons. The other automatic deal-breaker is the threat that sanctions can be returned in an instant if anyone (like Israel or even just a stockbroker selling Iranian stocks short) makes any unfounded accusation about Iran at all.

Jun 30 08:14

Why Israel Declared 18 Dairy Cows a National Security Risk

Within six months, the whole town had turned to the local dairy for its milk, dubbed “Intifada milk.” The self-made dairymen delivered it by night so Israeli soldiers wouldn’t see it. One day an Israeli soldier came to the farm, took photos of the cows, and told the Palestinians they weren’t allowed to have the cows and gave them 24 hours to shut it down. He said the cows were a threat to Israel’s national security. Amer Shomali thinks he knows why.

“For the Palestinians, it meant a step closer to being free, to be able to decide their future, to be independent. Basically that was what was the security threat for Israel. It’s not the cow itself. It’s what the cow represents: a step toward independence.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The goal for Israel was to keep the Palestinians dependent on Israeli dairies, for both economic and political gain. We see the same thing happening here in the US with the government forcing us to remain dependent on favored corporations, for economic and political gain.

Jun 30 08:09

The secret projects of Israël and Saudi Arabia

No-one in the Middle East seems to be aware that the secret agreements which should be signed on the 30th June 2015 by Washington and Teheran – on the fringe of the multilateral agreements concerning nuclear power – will probably set the rules of the game for the next ten years.

These agreements arrive at a moment when the United States have become the world’s first producers of petrol, ahead of Saudi Arabia and Russia. Consequently they do not need Middle-Eastern petrol for themselves, and are only interested in it as a means of maintaining the world market in dollars.

Jun 30 08:02

Report: Israel, Jordan in talks to readmit non-Muslim visitors to Temple Mount sites

More than 15 years after they were closed to non-Muslim visitors, the sites on the Temple Mount may be opened to them once again.

Jun 30 07:53

Sniper shots and mass arrests: UN Gaza report also documents Israeli abuses in West Bank last summer

The recently released United Nations report on the 2014 war in Gaza meticulously documents last summer’s horror. The reports of Israeli executions of Palestinians, Israel’s aerial assaults on Palestinians in their homes in Gaza and other aspects of the assault have attracted the most attention.

But the UN report also highlights what it calls “widespread human rights violations” by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem during the time period it examines. These violations ran the gamut from a sweeping campaign of arrests of those Israel claimed were tied to Hamas, torture of detainees, killings of protesters and punitive home demolitions.

Jun 30 07:42

Future Berlin Philharmonic Conductor Hit With Anti-Semitism

Both reports were “bursting with anti-Semitic hatred,” one reader wrote to NDR, adding: “This is now apparently OK in Germany again.”
Note: Ah hah, more anti-Semitism! It's been two days already.

Jun 30 07:39

Why Do Jewish Camps Erase the Green Line on Israel Maps?

The map portrayed a barebones Israel, with borders stretching laterally from the Mediterranean to Jordan. Distributed to the kids within a larger information packet, it looked like an ordinary map to the Israeli and American Jews, an outline similar to ones they had seen in school, camp and synagogue.

Jun 30 07:31

Foreign investment in Israel drops by 50%

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Israel dropped by almost 50% last year in comparison to the year before as the country continues to feel the effects of last summer's Gaza conflict, a new UN report has revealed.
Note: G....O....O....D

Jun 29 22:04

Group behind intercepted Gaza flotilla accuses Israel of 'piracy'

Organizers of a Gaza-bound flotilla that was intercepted by the Israeli navy complained Monday that they were victims of an act of piracy, while Israeli officials denounced the pro-Palestinian campaign as hypocritical and unnecessary.

Jun 29 15:50

Palestinian Hunger Striker Khader Adnan In 'Critical Condition', Ends Hunger Strike

(RINF) - Islamic Jihad leader Khader Adnan has agreed to end his hunger strike after 56 days, after it was recently announced that he was in a “critical condition” after reportedly ingesting only salt and water for the duration of his protest. He had begun his protest on May 4.

Jun 29 15:28

Israel’s creation ‘direct rebellion’ against God: US rabbi

The creation of Israel by Zionist Jews in 1948 was a “direct rebellion” against God and contrary to the teachings of the Torah, an American orthodox rabbi says.

“The concept of making this whole ‘state’ that was created over 60 years ago was a direct rebellion against the [God] Almighty who’s compassionate,” said Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss, who is also an activist and spokesman for a minority branch of Neturei Karta, an anti-Zionist grouping of Haredi Jews.

Jun 29 14:32


Naval special forces take control of ship, which carried 20 activists including MK Basel Ghattas, without violence.

Jun 29 12:36

The Children of Gaza’s Harrowing Cry for Help

A year after Israel’s attack on Gaza, children there are still trying to recover from the consequences of the brutal assault on the Strip. The Israeli attack, which started on 8 July 2014, resulted in between 2,142 and 2,310 Gazans deaths. According to the Gaza Health Ministry and to the UN and human rights groups, 69-75 percent of the Palestinian casualties were civilians, many of them children.

Jun 29 11:36

Mocking Jesus on Israeli Zionist TV

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Free speech?

Jun 29 11:28

Free Speech Under Assault in Landmark Montana Case

• Americans need to be aware: Internet speech rights threatened.

A 28-year-old man is being charged and prosecuted for “hate crimes” in Flathead County, Montana, after he allegedly threatened children and Jews in a series of posts he made to his personal social media account on the Internet.

Jun 29 11:28

Octogenarian Arrested for Questioning WWII History on TV

Ursula Hedwig Meta Haverbeck-Wetzel, an 86-year-old German woman who was ethnically cleansed from her home following WWII, has been arrested following her appearance on a public television program in Germany. There, she openly disputed the state-sanctioned-and-enforced “Holocaust” narrative of WWII, describing it as “the biggest and most persistent lie in history.” In many countries in Europe, including Germany, it is a crime to dispute, question or openly challenge the official narrative of the Holocaust specifically and WWII generally.

Jun 29 09:59


Four boats carrying 47 pro-Palestinian activists will be welcomed with letter from PM: ‘It looks like you took a wrong turn. Perhaps you meant to sail to a place not far from here – Syria’.

Jun 29 09:50


Jun 29 08:42

After Palestinians Submit Formal Complaint with ICC, US Backers of Israel Lash Out with Threats

For the mere act of submitting documents to the International Criminal Court detailing Israel's ongoing human rights violations and history of war crimes on Thursday, the Palestinian Authority is now facing a barrage of threats and rebukes from U.S. lawmakers and the White House.

Jun 29 08:31

Lapid slams 'despicable' Gaza flotilla as 'gang of terror supporters'

Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid on Saturday denounced those taking part in the flotilla to Gaza as “a gang of supporters of terrorism” and a “despicable flotilla that needs to be stopped.”

The former finance minister spoke to a town hall meeting in Holon. He ridiculed the idea that the flotilla was aimed at highlighting the plight of Gaza and advancing Palestinian human rights.

“This flotilla is a kind of provocation against the State of Israel,” he said. “This is a provocation by people who are anything but defenders of human rights.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Mr. Lapid, you have a very unique definition of "terrorism".

Apparently it is an act of terrorism to attempt to bring desperately needed food and medication to Gaza..

But what is NOT, in your mind, terroristic in any way, is:

1. Serial genocide against the Palestinian people.
2. The torture and indefinite detention of Palestinian kids to get them to confess to ANYTHING there torturers ask them to confess to.
3. The brisk annexation of Palestinian land to which the State of Israel has no legal claim.

Please be aware that there is no way humanly possible in which you can attempt to redirect this narrative about the heartless, contemptible treatment of Palestinians by their Israeli overlords.

Sir, you cannot lie your way out of this; the evidence for everything I have stated is palpably clear and true.

Jun 29 08:13

Israel says it blocked ship attempting to break Gaza blockade

Israeli officials said Monday that the country's military had blocked a ship trying to break the blockade of Gaza, boarding it in international waters, arresting people on board, and directing it to dock in an Israeli port.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Boarding it in international waters is a criminal act.

Jun 29 08:00

Iran, World Powers Plan To Keep Nuclear Talks Going Beyond June 30 Deadline, Official Says

The six world powers seeking to negotiate an historic agreement with Iran to curb its nuclear program plan to carry on negotiating beyond a Tuesday deadline, a senior U.S. official said on Sunday.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was to leave Vienna and return to Tehran for consultations with the country's leadership on the state of negotiations, Iran said.

Officials from both sides said big differences still remained.

European Union foreign policy chief Frederica Mogherini said earlier on Sunday it was not impossible to get an accord by the self-imposed deadline but that a few extra days may be needed.

Foreign ministers from the negotiating countries were gathering in Vienna on Sunday to assess where the talks stood. They expected them to spill over into July.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With these talks "spilling over" into July, the logical question I have to ask is, how long before Israel bombs the Iranian reactors with impunity, in order to make the negotiations null and void?!?

And as the country which has offered the training and technology to Iran to make their nuclear state possible, what will Russia do when that happens?!?

Unfortunately, Israel's Netanyahu is hubristic enough to not have considered this, but I would strongly caution any sane member of his cabinet to raise the question, loudly, and articulately.

Jun 29 07:48

Video: Freedom Flotilla intercepted by IDF after attempt to breach Gaza blockade

Israel intercepts & escorts Gaza flotilla flagship in ‘uneventful’ raid, other boats heading to ports of origin.

Jun 29 07:18

Palestinians: Gaza fisherman shot dead by Israeli navy

Flashback: Israeli naval forces shot a Palestinian fisherman dead Saturday off the coast of Gaza, a Palestinian health official said.
Tawfiq Abu Riala, 32, was killed and two other Gaza fishermen were arrested, said Ashraf al-Kidra, a Gaza health ministry spokesman.
Note: Brave Israeli gunboats face 3 fisherman in a row boat!

Jun 29 07:07

Rogue State: Israeli Violations of U.N. Security Council Resolutions

Flashback: Following is a list of United Nations Security Council resolutions directly critical of Israel for violations of U.N. Security Council resolutions, the U.N. Charter, the Geneva Conventions, international terrorism, or other violations of international law.

Jun 29 07:01

The Flotilla Question

...there should be an immediate end to the eight-year blockade which was imposed on the Gaza Strip by Israel. Gaza is now little more than a huge jail for the 1.8 million Palestinians caught inside. Second, and I believe this whole heartedly, Israel should not fear the demand for respect of human rights coming from the international community - from its formal organizations as well as from the civil society effort organizing the flotilla. In fact, the entire effort is little more than a few fishing ships carrying medical equipment and solar energy grids. Ours is a civil, peaceful, unarmed, and nonviolent act. Yet the whole of Israel seems to be going through a thunder storm because of it.
Note: Israel has once again committed an act of international piracy!

Jun 29 06:57

Israel intercepts ship in pro-Palestinian flotilla bound for Gaza

According to a statement from Israel's military early Monday, the navy contacted the boat while it was in international waters and advised it several times to change course to avoid breaching the blockade.
The captain refused and Israel's navy boarded the Swedish-registered Marianne of Gothenburg to search it before escorting it to the port of Ashdod. According to the military, there was no need to use force.

Jun 29 06:52

Israel Plans Fortified Fence for 150-Mile Border With Jordan

Israel’s security cabinet has approved extending the fortified fence along its Egyptian border into a section of the frontier with neighboring Jordan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.
Note: Once again to be paid for by the tax payers of the United States.

Jun 29 06:50

Blockade-Busting Boat Intercepted Off Gaza Coast

In a letter to be distributed to flotilla passengers upon their arrival in Israel, Netanyahu said: “Welcome to Israel. You seem to have gotten lost. Perhaps you meant to sail to a place not far from here – Syria, where Assad’s army is slaughtering its people every day, and is supported by the murderous Iranian regime.”
Note: Israeli criminals!

Jun 28 21:35

Israel intercepts Gaza-bound flotilla in 'casualty-free' operation

Israeli forces intercepted the Gaza-bound boat Marianne late Sunday night, in what the Israeli Defense Forces said was a short operation free of any casualties. The boat is currently en route to Ashdod port.

Jun 28 15:25

Why I Am On Gaza Freedom Flotilla 3

I served 29 years in the U.S. Army and retired as a Colonel. I was also a U.S. diplomat for 16 years and served in U.S. Embassies in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan and Mongolia.

In my 2003 letter of resignation from the U.S. government in opposition to U.S. President Bush’s war on Iraq, I cited the “continuing unbalanced policies of the United States in Israeli-Palestinian issues” as one of my major concerns on U.S. foreign policy.

Jun 28 15:18

Israeli Navy preparing to take over Gaza-bound flotilla

The Navy commandos are expected to meet the four boats at an undetermined time - sometimes between the early morning hours and evening time, some dozens of kilometers from the coasts of Israel.

Jun 28 13:58

Israelis Want Genocide Redefined

For some folks, annihilating an entire people and other crimes against humanity are just fine—so long as they are the perpetrators and not the perpetrated upon. Our readers, on the other hand, being among those who are not sociopathic mass murderers, may be disturbed by the psychotic hubris of the racist, terrorist, genocidal, rogue nuclear state, Israel. - See more at:

Jun 28 13:17

Netanyahu to Gaza flotilla: Surely you got lost and meant to help the Syrians being butchered

Israeli officials reiterated on Sunday that Jerusalem has no intention to allow the boats to reach Gaza, and that the organizers are well aware that there is a legal naval blockade of the area.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Legal" only in Netanyahu's mind.

Jun 28 12:17

Israeli diplomat in Berlin: Maintaining German guilt about Holocaust helps Israel

A spokeswoman for the Israeli embassy in Berlin recently told Israeli journalists it was in the country’s interest to maintain German guilt about the Holocaust, and that it isn’t seeking full normalization of relations between the governments.

Embassy spokeswoman Adi Farjon made the comments in a closed briefing session with journalists at the embassy.

“We were all in shock,” said a female journalist present at the briefing. “The spokeswoman clearly said it was an Israeli interest to maintain German guilt feelings. She even said that without them, we’d be just another country as far as they’re concerned.”

Others present at the event confirmed the journalist’s account.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am not guilty of anything that happened before I was born.

Jun 28 09:21


Israel shoots four boys enjoying evening walk in Gaza

Jun 28 09:21


Passengers of the Freedom Flotilla III bound for Gaza have announced that one of the boats, named Juliano after the co-founder and director of The Freedom Theatre, Juliano Mer Khamis who was assassinated in 2011, has been sabotaged. Divers damaged the boat’s propellers, causing it to take in water and the boat barely made it into port in Greece before it sank. On Saturday June 27th, passengers reported that the flotilla was followed by an unidentified patrol boat and a military aircraft.

Israel has engaged in a massive campaign to prevent the flotilla from reaching Gaza, threatening the participants in a similar fashion as during earlier attempts to break the illegal siege on Gaza. In 2010, Israeli troops attacked a similar flotilla in international waters, killing ten of the activists onboard and detaining many others.

Jun 28 09:08

Amsterdam Scraps Twin City Plan With Tel Aviv

Mayor Eberhard van der Laan on Thursday scrapped the vote, which had been scheduled for July 1, according to TV5, because of opposition to the gesture by his own Labor Party, the Socialist Party, GreenLeft and the Party for the Animals.

Jun 28 08:59

BDS: The New Enemy

Looking around, three letters popped up: BDS. They denote Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, a worldwide campaign to boycott Israel because of its 48 year-old subjugation of the Palestinian people.
Ah, here we have a real threat, worse than the Bomb. A second Holocaust is looming. Brave little Israel facing the entire evil, anti-Semitic world.

Jun 28 08:41

International flotilla sets sail with Canadians on board to break Israel's economic siege on Gaza

four boats of the 2015 the Freedom Flotilla III set sail from their final European points of departure. Through nonviolent resistance they will challenge the illegal blockade of the Palestinian Gaza strip, which is running on its 9th year, sailing as always from international waters directly into Palestinian waters.

Jun 28 08:30

MK Ghattas to Netanyahu: Keep security forces away from flotilla

Joint Arab List MK Basel Ghattas sent a written message to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon on Sunday, warning to keep security forces away from the flotilla in which he is taking part, meant to break the Israeli naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.

"Command the security forces to allow us to enter Gaza and avoid the use of force," read the letter from Ghattas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel's government would be smart to let the flotilla through and defuse the situation. Sadly, Israel's government is not smart, they are arrogant and conceited and they will make the wrong call on this (again).

Jun 28 02:24

JVP, BDS, and Jewish Liberal Terror

Jewish domination of the Palestinian solidarity movement doesn’t help. Instead of fighting for the ‘Right of Return’ of the Palestinians that formerly united all Palestinians around a single ethos, the movement has been hobbled by convoluted terminology that is Judeo centric to the core.

Jun 27 15:52

Don't be fooled: “media watchdogs” are Israeli propaganda tools

Alastair Sloan examines Israel’s key internet propaganda tools which pretend to seek "balance" in Western media reporting about the Palestine-Israel conflict but are in fact part of the Israel’s well-funded hasbara programme.

Jun 27 14:04

Jewish Telegraph Agency - Throughout Hillary Clinton’s life and career, U.S. Jews have been close at hand

From the man who married her grandmother to the man who married her daughter, from working a room full of bar mitzvah guests on behalf of her husband’s political career to headlining major pro-Israel events during her own, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s journey has never wandered far from Jews.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When Americans comment about the preponderance of Jewish people in our political system, we are called "anti-Semites" for promoting "sterotypes." Yet the Israel media is not being shy at all proclaiming that candidate Hillary Clinton is surrounded and greatly influenced by a large number of Jewish people!

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

According to the Israel media, that person is not Hillary Clinton!

Jun 27 14:00

Lapid: Flotilla actvisits are terror supporters

The boat is currently running parallel to Egypt's Mediterranean coastline. The boat's arrival in the area will be the culmination of a long term public campaign by the organizations involved to raise the Gaza issue in the international media. The flotilla is due to arrive in Gaza on Sunday or Monday, but it seems unlikely Israel will allow it to reach the Gaza coast.

Meanwhile, the fiery statements by several MKs, ministers, and Prime Minister Netanyahu himself have kept coming.

MK Yair Lapid attacked the flotilla Saturday, as "a form of provocation against the State of Israel of people who are anything but defenders of human rights."

Jun 27 12:28

Israel arrest Greek Orthodox Bishop protesting illegal seizure of church property

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Saturday morning arrested Bishop Atallah Hanna during his participation in a march protesting the illegal seizure of a hospital building which is part of al-Baraka church, north of Hebron.

Jun 27 09:19

In op-eds, church leaders say BDS is moral response to Netanyahu’s rejection of Palestinian statehood

Over the last day or so, three remarkable op-eds by church leaders have been published in U.S. regional newspapers in support of some measure of BDS, boycott, divestment and sanctions, to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

The op-eds are remarkable because they honor BDS as a tool, and two of them specifically reject the equation of BDS with anti-Semitism, a charge that cowed many non-Jewish activists in times gone by. And all three slam the rightwing Israeli government for defying international opinion or using the peace process to expand. So the churches must act, the leaders say.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is very clever. By declaring BDS a moral crusade, these church leaders have invalidated the amendment tackled onto a trade bill by the US Congress which forbids Europe from engaging in political boycotts of Israel.

Jun 27 09:14

Dossier Of Israeli War Crimes Presented To ICC

Documents containing details of alleged war crimes has been submitted to the to the International Criminal Court (ICC) as part of an investigation into the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the continued persecution of Palestinians.

Jun 27 08:39

Bibi Says Iran Nuclear Deal Getting Even Worse

Whatever happens, Netanyahu said, “Israel will always defend itself and in this the air force will play a major part.”
Note: Israel is only good at beating up and killing old women and children.

Jun 27 08:29

Israel Furious at Exposure of Its Crimes Against Palestinian Children

Tin shacks with inadequate water and electricity infrastructure make up the village of upper Fasayal in the Jordan Valley north of Jericho. Grinding poverty and unemployment has forced many children to leave school and to seek employment, often at the behest of their parents, on Israeli settlements ... Human Rights Watch (HRW) recently released a 74-page report entitled "Ripe for Abuse - Palestinian Child Labor in Israeli Agricultural Settlements in the West Bank." .... "Children as young as eleven work on some settlement farms, often in high temperatures. The children carry heavy loads, are exposed to hazardous pesticides, and in some cases have to pay themselves for medical treatment for work-related injuries or illness."

Jun 27 08:28

BEX ALERT - Neo-Nazis doorstep holocaust survivor, deliver ‘Jews go home’ message on Star of David

Neo-Nazis have been distributing anti-Jewish propaganda ahead of an anti-Semitic rally in North London, according to an elderly person living there.

The resident of Golders Green, a Jewish area where the rally is scheduled to take place, said a group of far-right protesters had called at his house and informed him that London would be “Jew free.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another pathetic attempt by the Israelis to reclaim their victim status.

Jun 27 08:25

Israeli PM rejects international ‘diktats’ on Palestinian-Israeli conflict

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he rejects what he called "International Diktats" or the forcing of peace plans on Israel. His remarks came as French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius arrived promoting an initiative to relaunch the Israeli Palestinian peace process which collapsed in 2014 ... Fabius who is on a two-day trip to the Middle East is pushing for a UN Security Council resolution that would lay out a time table for talks. He also wants to establish a support group comprising of Arab states, the European Union and UN Security Council members. Netanyahu insists he will flatly reject any proposals, "which have no true consideration for the security and needs of Israelis or other national interests of ours".

Jun 27 08:20

What is Zionism - Morris

Jun 27 08:18

Swedish boat sets sail in bid to break Gaza blockade

A Swedish ship destined for Gaza set sail from a Greek port today, despite Israeli threats to prevent the vessel from reaching its destination.

The Marianne, as the ship is known, will attempt to break the eight-year siege on Gaza. Its voyage comes less than a year after Israel’s brutal 51-day attack on Palestinians in the strip.

Jun 27 08:18

Israel shoots four boys enjoying evening walk in Gaza

On Monday, 22 June, Israeli soldiers fired on a group of four boys aged 16 to 17 in the southern Gaza Strip village of Khuzaa. Two of the boys were hit in the legs and one was critically injured.

The four friends had walked out to the edge of the village to spend the final hour of their fast for Ramadan.

Jun 27 08:17

Vatican recognises state of Palestine; Israel irked

The Vatican signed a treaty with the “State of Palestine” on Friday, saying it hoped its legal recognition of the state would help stimulate peace with Israel and that the treaty itself would serve as a model for other Mideast countries.

Vatican Foreign Minister Paul Gallagher and his Palestinian counterpart, Riad al-Malki, signed the treaty at a ceremony inside the Vatican.

Israel expressed disappointment when the Vatican announced last month that it had reached final agreement with the “State of Palestine” on the treaty regulating the life of the Catholic Church in the Palestinian territories.

It repeated that regret in a Foreign Ministry statement on Friday, saying the move hurt peace prospects and would discourage the Palestinians from returning to direct negotiations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Odd. I thought it was Israel that was avoiding those negotiations!

Jun 27 08:16

A Straight Look at the Jewish Lobby

For many years Israel has violated well established standards of international law and has defied numerous United Nations resolutions in its occupation of conquered lands, in extra-judicial killings, and in its repeated acts of military aggression.

Most of the world regards Israel’s policies, and especially its oppression of Pal­estinians, as illegal and outrageous. This international consen­sus is reflected, for example, in numerous UN resolutions condemning Israel, which have been approved with overwhelming majorities.

“The whole world,“ said United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, “is demanding that Israel withdraw [from occupied Palestinian territories]. I don’t think the whole world… can be wrong.” [1]

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Yes you are! You are all wrong! We are right! You are all anti-Semites!!" -- Nodding yahoo

Jun 27 08:15

SA reverend aboard ship attempting to break Israeli blockade on Gaza

University of Kwazulu-Natal academic‚ theologian and activist the the Reverend Dr Clint Le Bruyn‚ is one of the South African members on board the Marianne ship forming part of the Freedom Flotilla III which has set sail from the European port in Greece en route to the Palestinian Gaza Strip.