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Apr 01 08:39

Dick Cheney: No Good Can Come From Iran Nuclear Talks

Former Vice President Dick Cheney attacked the Obama administration over its effort to seek an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program, and said that the next president needs to repair the U.S.’s relationships with Europe and the Middle East.

At a Republican Party dinner in this New Jersey suburb Tuesday night, Mr. Cheney said he was worried about the state of the affairs in the U.S. under President Barack Obama’s tenure.

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"He refuses to do what Netanyahu TELLS him to do!!!"

Apr 01 08:14

Tomorrow at noon: Netanyahu and Boehner give statements to the press at the top of their meeting in Jerusalem. It will be interesting

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If they discuss anything to do with foreign policy, that puts Boehner in violation of the Logan Act, which carries a prison sentence!

Apr 01 07:59

US Rabbi Calls on Jews to Rally Against Obama's Israel Policies

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I think there is a word for when the people of a nation are more loyal to a foreign government than to their own. Gimme a minute; it will come to me! :)

Apr 01 07:35

From Gaza To Southampton – We Are All Palestinians

For the second time in just a month, a British academic institution has been intimidated by an orchestrated Zionist lobby.

Yesterday we learned that Southampton University has decided to withdraw its permission to hold the academic conference on International Law and the State of Israel. The decision was taken on the grounds of “health and safety” with the university claiming it did not have enough resources to mitigate the “risks.”

This comes just one month after the Royal Northern College Of Music cancelled a concert of mine for similar safety reasons. Like Southampton University, the RNCM was bullied by a violent pro-Israel group and it took us only a few hours to learn that the spokesperson for the pro-Israeli body was an infamous crook as well as a football hooligan (see here).

Apr 01 07:05

4 senators urge Obama not to impose peace conditions on Israel

Four senators sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him not to bypass direct negotiations and impose conditions on Israel in an effort to create a two-state solution.

The senators — Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) — wrote in a letter Monday that while they are committed to a two-state solution that would keep Israel secure and ensure economic opportunity for the Palestinians, they are against efforts to let the United Nations and other international bodies impose the terms.

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The residents of Maryland, Maine, Virginia, and Mississippi need to get on the phones to those Senators and tell them their jobs are Maryland, Maine, Virginia, and Mississippi, and not Israel! Because there is an election next year and I don't think "Friend of Israel" is the vote-getter it used to be.

Apr 01 07:01

Boehner playing dangerous game by mixing Israel, race

Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) trip to Israel this week is so blatantly political that even the avowedly impartial Associated Press describes it as looking “like a jab at the White House.”

It is worse than that. President Obama can jab back in any political fight.

The real issue here is the way Boehner is recklessly sowing division along party lines on Israel. He is also — intentionally or not — heightening the silent but simmering racial tensions that increasingly divide Americans on the subject.

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Boehner is proving that he is an Israeli stooge, and Obama has every right to arrest Boehner and every member of Congress currently in violation of the Logan Act and toss them in prison!

Apr 01 06:56

How Israel’s military stopped Netanyahu attacking Iran

A release of top-secret documents indicates that Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has exaggerated – and possibly lied – with his repeated claims that Iran is on the brink of a nuclear bomb.

In September 2012, Netanyahu, armed with a cartoon, put it very bluntly at the UN General Assembly:

By next spring, at most by next summer at current enrichment rates, [Iran] will have finished the medium enrichment and move on to the final stage. From there, it’s only a few months, possibly a few weeks before they get enough enriched uranium for the first bomb.

However, as Netanyahu spoke, his military and intelligence services were assessing that Tehran was not enriching uranium to a level beyond that needed for a civil programme. They conclude: “Iran at this stage is not performing the activity necessary to produce weapons.”

Apr 01 06:55

Netanyahu: Now is time for international community to stand ground for better deal with Iran

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that now was the time for the international community to stand its ground for a better deal with Iran, in a special press statement in Jerusalem shortly after negotiations resumed in Lausanne over Tehran's nuclear program.

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This from the leader of a nation that has nuclear weapons, refuses to sign the nuclear non-proliferation agreement, refuses IAEA inspections, was caught trying to sell a clandestine nuclear weapon to the former government of South Africa, and a history of constant belligerence to neighboring nations. Netanyahu demands the world get a better deal from Iran, which HAS signed the nuclear non-proliferation agreement, DOES allow IAEA inspections, and has not initiated a war of conquest against another nation in over 200 years!

Apr 01 06:51

Divestment referendum blocked at Northeastern

Activists at Northeastern University in Boston say they have been silenced by their student government after it blocked a divestment referendum from appearing on an upcoming election ballot.

The referendum would have asked students whether they would support divestment from four US companies that profit from Israel’s violations of Palestinians’ rights.

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So Israel has subverted our education system, along with the government!

Apr 01 06:51

In photos: Gaza fishermen “in God’s hands”

Hundreds of mourners gathered outside of al-Shifa hospital to protest the killing of Tawfiq Abu Reyaleh, a 34-year-old fisherman shot by the Israeli navy just hours before.

Along with his shipmates on the overnight shift, the late father of five was struck by a bullet when Israeli forces opened fire on their boat on 7 March, as they sailed within the six-nautical mile limit that Israel has imposed on Gaza’s sea vessels, according to the fishermen.

Abu Reyaleh was survived by his wife and four children, who live in northern Gaza.

Apr 01 05:53

Palestinians join International Criminal Court

Palestinians have formally become a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC), a membership that enables Palestinians to sue Israeli officials for war crimes.

The Palestinian Authority officially joined the ICC on Wednesday, becoming the 123rd member of the Hague-based court.

The membership enables the Palestinians to file lawsuits against Israeli officials over crimes committed on Palestinian territory, including offenses committed during Tel Aviv’s war on the besieged Gaza Strip last year.

The Palestinian decision to join the ICC was made in January after decades of negotiations with Israel failed to put an end to Tel Aviv’s policy of expanding settlements on the occupied Palestinian lands.

In response to the decision, Tel Aviv cut off more than USD 120 millions in tax funds to the Palestinian Authority.

Apr 01 02:32

Palestinians join ICC in politically charged move

The Palestinians joined the International Criminal Court in The Hague on Wednesday, in a politically charged move that will open both Israeli and Palestinian officials to possible future war crimes prosecutions.

Mar 31 18:15

John Bolton’s Love of Bombs - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

And indeed, given John Bolton’s influence on the right, his public advocacy of a nuclear attack on Iran in 2009, and his having become a foreign policy advisor for presidential candidate Ted Cruz, he might be judged the most dangerous man in the U.S.

Mar 31 14:03

Egyptian Pilot Arrested for Refusing to Bomb Yemen

‘The Egyptian air force has arrested one of its pilots after he disobeyed orders for taking part in airstrikes against Yemen.

“I joined the army and studied to become a pilot to strike Israel and not Yemen,” Arab news website Omran Press quoted the arrested Egyptian pilot as saying.

Mar 31 13:51

Last summer’s Israeli aggression is sending Gaza back to the Middle Ages

Months after the last massive Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip, thanks to the social and independent media, everyone has read news and seen pictures of the attacks from the zionist regime against residential buildings, United Nations shelter-schools, hospitals, ambulances, mosques, churches and thousands of family homes.

Mar 31 13:35

Who Spies for Israel in Washington’s Nuclear Negotiations?

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) (3/25/15) headlined: “Israel Spied on Iran Nuclear Talks with the US.” The article goes on to detail the way in which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used the confidential information to sabotage the talks, including ‘playing them back to US legislators to undermine US diplomacy’.

Mar 31 13:04

John Bolton’s love of bombs

Lawrence Davidson analyses US neo-conservative warmonger John Bolton's long track record, going back at least 47 years, of advocating war, mass murder and violations of international law, most recently against Iran.

Mar 31 11:52

Israel forces abduct 20+ Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli sources confirmed that 11 Palestinians were arrested in the village of Abwein in Ramallah and six others in Salwan near al-Quds (Jerusalem). The other Palestinians were nabbed in other locations.

Israeli forces have been carrying out similar raids in the occupied territories on an almost daily basis. The raids have intensified since the deadly war on the Gaza Strip last year.

Mar 31 10:18

The Odigo Warnings & the 4,000 Israelis Saved on 9-11

Last October, when I visited Denver, I met with some of the core members of the Colorado 9-11 truth group. Two of the group's leaders, Frances Shure and Earl H. Staelin, raised several questions about my claims that 4,000 Israelis were thought to have been in the areas of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on 9-11 - and that of these 4,000 only 3 died in the attacks.

Shure and Staelin also had questions about the Israeli-owned Odigo warning messages that were sent out several hours before the attacks and which were reported to have been precise to the minute. Because I have noticed that these very same questions are cropping up in several places I am posting them here.

Mar 31 09:45

WHAT DOES JON STEWART’S REPLACEMENT THINK OF ISRAEL?

Noah’s own origins also trigger interest on this topic, since many critics compare Israel’s policies to those of apartheid South Africa. Noah lived through the late years of apartheid as child. Although he has not commented directly on the Israel-Palestinian relationship so far, a couple of his past posts on social media indicate he probably won’t be appearing at next year’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference.

Mar 31 09:44

BIBI’S LATEST BEX ALERT ~~ WORLD IS DEAF TO ISRAEL’S WHINES ABOUT IRAN

Prime Minister says looming nuclear deal amounts to rewarding Iran for its aggression in the region

The moderate and responsible countries in the region, especially Israel and also many other countries, will be the first to be hurt by this agreement.”

Israel is moderate and responsible?

Mar 31 09:31

Youth shot by Israel for waving flag and flashing V sign

Anas Qdeh, 21, had no idea that waving the Palestinian flag and flashing the V sign is a crime for which he will be shot by the Israeli Occupation forces (IOF) which fired explosive bullets directly at his legs while he was with scores of citizens about 10 meters away from the security fence separating Khan Younis from 1948 occupied lands.

Mar 31 08:55

McCain Suggests Israel "Go Rogue," Blow Up Iran Negotiations By Starting War

As Iran talks appear to be coming to a close with a successful agreement that would both lead to the lifting of international sanctions and restrictions that would prevent the country from obtaining nuclear weapons, most in the international community are relieved.

Yet Republicans have teamed up with their counterparts in the Israeli political system to do everything they can to obstruct a deal – with tactics such as drafting new sanctions legislation and warning the Iranian leadership that the nuclear agreement will not outlast President Obama.

But this past week Senator John McCain (R-AZ) ratcheted up this sabotage to a new level. During a floor speech he gave on March 24th, the senator suggested that Israel “go rogue” and that if they don't they may not survive the next 22 months of the Obama presidency:

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A memo to Senator McCain: sir, forgive me, but have you gone absolutely barking mad, to suggest this?

And let me take care of this up front: I am a Christian Pacifist, who believes that good faith, honorable negotiations trump war every time. I would never advocate violence as a way to resolve geopolitical differences.

That having been said, I am certain that you have known for quite some time that Israel is a nuclear power, with nuclear weapons.

Your enabling this country, by making this suggestion, may encourage them to drop a nuke on Tehran.

Since the Israeli government is indifferent to any other human suffering other than that of its Jewish citizens, you may be supporting a genocide of the Iranian people, including some of the oldest practicing Jewish communities in the world.

Now, let us try to think this through, logically, and I promise I will use....small words.

Should Iran be attacked by Israel, there is no way that the US military will not be dragged in, considering the amount of ties the US and Israel have, both politically and militarily. And then, Russia may well come into the fray, on Iran's side.

Because the US military doesn't have the troop strength; the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive response to a conventional war against Russia, that means that the US will most probably go nuclear, and quickly.

So, in short, sir, what you are most irresponsibly suggesting is a perfect recipe for the beginning of Armageddon, and a pretty total annihilation of life on earth as we know it.

I would very strongly caution you to please be very, very careful about what you wish for; the unintended consequences could be both catastrophic...and irreversible.

Remember when Israel bombed Iraq's nuclear power station, claiming there was a hidden nuclear weapons laboratory in the basement?

Following the 2003 invasion, international experts examined the ruins of the power station, and found no evidence of a weapons facility.

So why are you listening to Israel's claims about Iran?!?

Mar 31 08:43

Amid Inquiry, Menendez Finds Well of Support Among Jewish Leaders

"There can be no denying the Jewish people their legitimate right to live in peace and security,” he said, vowing just days before the Passover holiday that he would stand with Israel “so long as I have a voice and a vote in the United States Senate."

It was the closest the senator came to acknowledging his recent troubles. For weeks, Mr. Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, has battled to keep his standing in the Senate amid an unfolding investigation into his relationship with a political benefactor, the Florida eye surgeon Salomon Melgen, and whether Mr. Menendez improperly influenced policy on his behalf.

Mar 31 07:57

Israeli government spreads racist caricature of Arabs on Facebook, Twitter

In Israel, stereotypes of Arabs – often the lowest paid, least protected and most exploited workers – as lazy, reflect the kind of racist attitudes toward natives prevalent in other settler societies.

This is also reflective of the anti-Arab attitudes taught to Israeli Jewish schoolchildren from the youngest age.

Mar 31 07:25

Poll: Clear majority supports nuclear deal with Iran

By a nearly 2 to 1 margin, Americans support the notion of striking a deal with Iran that restricts the nation’s nuclear program in exchange for loosening sanctions, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds.

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"I want a war with Iran. Who cares what the people who have to fight and pay for that war want!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Mar 31 07:17

Israeli Espionage Network in Washington: The Prime Suspects

The activities of US Zionists as spies and shock troops for Israel’s effort to destroy Iran and undermine US diplomacy, pose a long-term threat to all Jews in America. Sooner or later, Israel’s deep penetration of US power centers and its manipulation of elected American officials, will lead to a prolonged, bloody, destructive war.

Mar 31 07:15

BEX ALERT - NYT ad calls on Obama to act like Churchill, not Chamberlain

Popular New Jersey Orthodox Rabbi Shmuley Boteach took to The New York Times on Friday to criticize President Barack Obama's emerging nuclear deal with Iran, saying it could spell disaster for the Middle East region and the world. Boteach's World Values Network ran a full-page ad in the paper warning that the agreement -- which might be finalized by Tuesday -- could backfire like the ill-fated 1938 Munich Agreement and result in a war.

"Mr. President: Fighting al-Qaida made you like Churchill. Appeasing Iran will make you like Chamberlain," the ad read. It warned that Obama was rushing to a deal that would ignore the brutality of the Iranian regime and allow it to maintain "the potentially catastrophic one-year-weapons-breakout period, which endangers Israel, the Middle East, America and the world."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, Rabbi, if you really feel that way, here's your rifle.

But We The People are fed up with Israel constantly trying to start wars for Americans kids to be killed and crippled in!

Mar 31 05:04

Israeli forces partially demolish home near Jerusalem's Old City

Israeli bulldozers demolished part of a home belonging to the Amr family in the Wadi al-Joz neighborhood east of Jerusalem's Old City on Tuesday.

Mar 30 18:38

De-Zionization of America – 2015

America is suffering from a severe addiction and the dealers in our government, in our academic, financial and social institutions, are not your average crack drug dealers — but Zionists, providing the needed “fix”. It is time for a much-needed rehabilitation in America, and for us to get on the road to recovery from this toxic and fatal addiction.

Mar 30 15:35

German Jewish family recount ordeal of living in Israel

Marianne Azizi describes – through the testimony of a German Jewish family that escaped from Israel to Germany – how the Jewish Agency lures Jews to immigrate to Israel, where they experience hell.

Mar 30 13:46

Nabi Saleh Land Day Protest met with extreme violence and M16 live ammunition

On the 28th of March 2015, close to 200 protesters from all over the West Bank gathered in Nabi Saleh to protest the occupation in commemoration of Land Day. The protest was met with extreme violence as the Army and Border Police fired large amounts of tear gas and rubber-coated metal bullets as well as several rounds of M16 live ammunition at the protesters.

Mar 30 13:22

Israeli forces shoot, injure 3 Palestinians in southern Gaza

Three Palestinians where shot and injured by Israeli forces in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, a medical official said Monday.

Mar 30 11:56

Boehner to Obama: If Iran talks fail, sanctions will come

US House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner has vowed to impose more sanctions on Iran should President Barack Obama fails to reach an agreement over Tehran's nuclear energy program.

I an interview with CNN on Sunday, Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, said, "The sanctions are going to come, and they're going to come quick.”

Officials from Iran and the P5+1 – the US, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany – are engaged in intense negotiations to reach a comprehensive deal on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program as a self-imposed end-March deadline for reaching a mutual understanding over the outstanding issues approaches. The two sides have set July 1 as the deadline for a final agreement.

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Here's your rifle, John!

Mar 30 11:36

The world is ignoring Netanyahu

To ensure that the national, religious or private demon of a single person or couple will not send Israel to oblivion, a completely different leadership is necessary here.

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Mar 30 11:35

Watch what Netanyahu does, not what he says

Israel has again voted for a national leader who acts as if he considers one-fifth of its country's citizens -- including me and my family -- to be an existential threat. We were born into the wrong tribe, so to speak.

Mar 30 09:41

ADL RELEASES THIS YEAR’S ‘AUDIT’ OF ANTI-SEMITISM

Anti-Semitic incidents in the United States rose by 21 percent in 2014, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s annual audit of anti-Semitism.

During the war last summer between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, anti-Semitic incidents more than doubled compared to the same period in 2013. The ADL said it does not count criticism of Israel or Zionism as anti-Semitic except when it crosses the line “from legitimate criticism to anti-Semitism by invoking classic anti-Jewish stereotypes or inappropriate Nazi imagery and/or analogies.”

Mar 30 09:41

ISRAEL TO BE ERASED FROM CYBERSPACE

A video released this week by the Anonymous hacker collective vowed to inflict an “Electronic Holocaust” on Israel.

The video shows a masked individual in a suit delivering a prepared statement, in which he announces April 7 as the date of a concerted attack on Israel’s online servers. “As we did many times, we will take down your servers, government websites, Israeli military websites, and Israeli institutions,” he said.

“We will erase you from cyberspace in our Electronic Holocaust.”

Mar 30 09:40

IN PHOTOS ~~ 5K GAZA RUN

On Saturday morning, March 28th, the sky over Prospect Park in Brooklyn was leaden, the temperature was more appropriate to January than March, and it seemed to get worse as the hours passed. However, that did not stop a spirited group of about 600 participants which included every race, ethnicity, and age from gathering to run, or walk, a 5K loop in the park. The event was organized by UNRWA in order to raise money to provide mental health services for the traumatized children of Gaza. Buoyed only by the comradery and love for the children of Gaza, the runners took off at about 9:30 AM with the swifter among them crossing the finish line fairly shortly thereafter. The walkers returned much later.

Mar 30 08:19

Israeli Fighter Jets Join Saudi Arabia in War on Yemen

Israel’s fighter jets have taken part in the Thursday Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen, sources in Sanaa disclosed on Friday.

“This is for the first time that the Zionists are conducting a joint operation in coalition with Arabs,” Secretary General of Yemen’s Al-Haq Political Party Hassan Zayd wrote on his facebook page.

He noted that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had issued direct orders for the Israeli air force to send fighter jets to the Saudi-led air raid on Yemen.

Mar 30 08:12

Israel’s Netanyahu Quickly Losing All Credibility

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, no longer allowed to sit at the adult table because of his past food fights, has been reduced, as Haaretz observed, to whining from the sidelines. Now he is complaining about an “Iran-Lausanne-Yemen” axis.

Mar 30 07:44

Netanyahu: P5+1 rewarding Iran for aggression, Israel first to be harmed

Netanyahu: P5+1 rewarding Iran for aggression, Israel first to be harmed
Prime minister also criticizes world powers at Lausanne for ignoring ongoing events in Yemen, where Iran-backed forces are gaining territory.

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Here's your rifle, Bibi...

Mar 30 07:43

Sussex students join UK’s wave of Israel boycotts

Students at the University of Sussex in the UK have voted overwhelmingly in support of their student union being part of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

In a cross-campus referendum that closed on Friday, 806 students voted in favor of BDS (68 percent of votes cast), compared to just 373 votes against.

Mar 30 07:41

Home News NationalFormer Israeli Prime Minister Olmert found guilty in 'cash envelopes affair' retrial

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, already facing a six-year prison term after a corruption conviction, was found guilty on Monday in a separate case of unlawfully accepting payments from a U.S. businessman.

In the retrial of the “cash envelopes affair," the Jerusalem District Court convicted Olmert on a serious charge of illicitly receiving money, as well as charges of fraud and breach of trust.

"His behavior constitutes a breach of trust which harms the public, harms morality, and harms the public's trust, in how he behaved corruptly," prosecutor Uri Korev said following the verdict.

Mar 29 22:09

Settlers destroy 1200 Palestinian olive trees near Hebron

Israeli settlers on Saturday destroyed more than 1,000 olive trees near the village of al-Shuyukh north of Hebron, in the third such attack on the villagers' livelihood in recent memory.

Mar 29 22:07

Israeli court orders demolition of Palestinian village in West Bank

Israeli authorities have decided to demolish a Palestinian village in southern West Bank and expel its residents under the pretext it was built without a permit, a Palestinian activist said.

Mar 29 16:37

An American neo-Orientalist in Tehran

The scholar who seemed so politically naïve, never expressed a political word and persistently presented himself as an agreeably smiling man with intellectual resources suddenly proved to a be a covert pro-Zionist who may even garner a medal of honor from Mr. Netanyahu, Dr. Ismail Salami writes of Harvard scholar Stephen Greenblatt

Mar 29 14:36

A Jewish version of Islamic State

Jamal Kanj reflects on the irony that while world powers have recognised the danger of the“Islamic State”, the same governments are urging Palestinians to accept its Hebrew version – the Jewish State.

Mar 29 09:56

The Enemy of My Enemy - Pat Buchanan Talks Common Sense on Iran/ISIS

The forces that do not want a U.S. nuclear deal with Iran, nor any U.S. detente with Iran, are impressive.

Among them are the Israelis and their powerful lobby AIPAC, the Saudis and their Sunni allies on the Persian Gulf, a near unanimity of Republicans and a plurality of Democrats in Congress.

Mar 29 09:53

Vladimir Putin says Russia will fight for the right of Palestinians to their own state

Vladimir Putin has said Russia will fight for an independent Palestinian state, and called for the issues of the Middle East to be resolved through peaceful means.

Despite international criticism over Russia’s own role in the Ukrainian crisis, Mr Putin was hailed last week by a St Petersburg Cossack group for his ability to “bring order and stop wars”.

In an address to the Arab League summit in Egypt on Saturday, Mr Putin spoke against foreign intervention in countries’ internal disputes and spoke of the role Russia can play in diplomatic channels.

Mar 29 09:51

Vladimir Putin says Russia will fight for the right of Palestinians to their own state

Russian President tells Arab League his country will fight to establish an independent Palestine with a capital in East Jerusalem

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Despite international criticism over Russia’s own role in the Ukrainian crisis, Mr Putin was hailed last week by a St Petersburg Cossack group for his ability to “bring order and stop wars”.
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While Russia openly opposes the stance of US-backed Israel on the Gaza crisis, its position in the Middle East is complicated. Mr Putin is one of Iran’s key allies, but as he spoke on Saturday the core nations of the Arab League engaged in air strikes on the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.
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Mar 29 09:44

ONCE AGAIN BOTEACH DOESN’T SPEAK FOR ME

It must be nice to have extra money lying around that can be used to take out a full page ad in the New York Times. When a narcissist does not have an audience, he must create one …. that’s the game Shmuley Boteach plays.

Last month he and his weasel (Eli) buddy took out an ad condemning Susan Rice, an array of Jewish organizations, including the Anti-Defamation League and the Jewish Federations of North America, condemned the ad. This week President Obama is the target. It will be interesting to see who joins me in condemning this ad as well. Earlier today I posted that the Jewish Voice For Peace is gaining influence by leaps and bounds, see the post HERE. Boteach, on the other hand gets his foot caught in his mouth with every word he utters.

Mar 29 09:43

THE JEWISH VOICE FOR PEACE IS BEING HEARD LOUD AND CLEAR

JVP’s full embrace of BDS includes endorsing a right of return for Arabs and for descendants of Arabs who fled or who were expelled by Israel’s army in the 1948 war that established the state. That population, most of whom remain stateless refugees, now numbers more than 5.2 million. Israel and its supporters, including even dovish Zionist parties such as Meretz, argue that full implementation of the United Nations resolution calling for their return would render Jews a minority in their own state. It would mean, they say, the end of Zionism.

Mar 29 09:37

A Pictorial History Of The United States Government

100 pictures are worth 100,000 words…

Mar 29 09:36

French could try to stall Iran deal: Former US congressional staffer

The French who are being influenced by Israel could try to stall nuclear talks underway between the P5+1 and Iran in Switzerland, an activist and radio host in California says.

“It’s clear that there is going to be an agreement worked out. [But] I think all eyes should be on the French at this point. I think the French are being heavily influenced by the Zionist Jews out of Tel Aviv. They’re making some statements that are incredibly problematic,” said Rodney Martin, a former US congressional staffer.

“And I think the French are the only one that could stall the talks or stall a potential agreement,” said Martin, the chairman of the All Nationalist Association, and a host on the All Nationalist Network, the Association’s internet radio station.

Mar 29 09:25

Israeli army beefs up security along the border with Egypt

The Israeli army has launched a NIS 6 million project aimed at strengthening the security of communities located in the western Negev Desert, in response to terrorist threats from the Sinai Peninsula and the smuggling incidents across the border, Israeli news site Ynet reported on Friday.

Mar 29 08:51

Nuclear Armed and Dangerous Israel Blasts Iran's Peaceful Program

Netanyahu and other Israeli officials suppress information on its longstanding nuclear weapons program - an arsenal with thermonuclear ones and long-range delivery capability able to incinerate entire cities.

On Sunday, Netanyahu railed against Iran's known peaceful nuclear program as a March 31 deadline approaches to reach a preliminary framework deal ahead of a June 30 final one.

Mar 29 08:27

BEX Alert - "‘Iran wants to conquer MidEast’: Israeli PM slams prospect of nuclear deal"

The possible signing of a deal on Iran’s controversial nuclear program is “dangerous” as it may be the only thing Tehran lacks to establish control over the whole of the Middle East, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says.

Iran’s nuclear talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, which entered the final stage before the March 31 deadline, have confirmed “our concerns and even worse," Netanyahu told Israeli public radio.

According to the recently re-elected right-wing prime minister, the "’Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis" poses a threat to all of humanity and must be stopped.”

The nuclear deal, combined with the control Tehran already has over governments in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, could allow Iran to “conquer” the Middle East, Netanyahu declared.

Mar 29 06:16

Israeli Fighter Jets Join Saudi Arabia in War on Yemen

Israel's fighter jets have taken part in the Thursday Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen, sources in Sanaa disclosed on Friday.

Mar 28 20:25

The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The underwater rock formations provide the best fishing grounds off Gaza, but they are just beyond the limit set by the Israelis for local boats. Tawfiq Abu Riyala dreamt up an ingenious plan to solve this problem; but it may have ended up costing him his life.

The 32-year-old fisherman had built up his own artificial rock with planks of wood, tyres, and bits of metal, seemingly well within the area in which he and his colleagues are allowed to operate. It was while he was adding to this pile that an Israeli gunboat opened fire, wounding him fatally.

Mar 28 18:07

The battle for the Middle East's future begins in Yemen as Saudi Arabia jumps into the abyss

Half the Saudi army are Yemeni descent! No wonder they are surrendering in droves.

Saudi Arabia has jumped into the abyss.
Its air attacks on Yemen are a historic and potentially fatal blow to the Kingdom and to the Middle East.

The real “story” is more important. Perhaps half of the Saudi army is of Yemeni tribal origin. Saudi soldiers are intimately – through their own families – involved in Yemen, and the Yemen revolution is a stab in the guts of the Saudi royal family.

Mar 28 17:55

Israeli soldiers filmed waking Palestinian children in middle of the night for questioning

Footage showing terrified Palestinian children being woken up by armed Israeli soldiers for questioning in the dead of the night has emerged.

Boys as young as nine are shown being questioned about stone throwing and photographed by soldiers who dismiss their parents’ protests.

A partially sighted teenage boy was among those interrogated on 23 February, according to a human rights group.

Mar 28 16:06

Israel’s Future Vision of the Middle East

Beginning in 1982 with the «Yinon Plan», a proposed Israeli future for a Middle East based on a series of failed Arab states divided into warring smaller fiefdoms, and maturing in the 1990s with Binyamin Netanyahu’s commissioned policy paper called «A Clean Break», which foresaw scrapping the entire peace process with the Palestinians, Netanyahu enters his fourth term as prime minister in command of an Israel that has scrapped a Palestinian state and which has provided assistance to the Salafist/Saudi axis in support of the Islamic State, Al Qaeda, and other radical jihadist groups. Today, as a result of Israeli right-wing/Saudi/Gulf Wahhabist collusion, Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Yemen are failed states and the Middle East is becoming increasingly «balkanized».

Mar 28 14:13

BBC’s lame interview with Israel’s defence minister

Analysis of a BBC interview with Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Ya'alon shows how, by failing to challenge the Israeli minister, the public broadcaster actually misinforms the public about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Mar 28 11:19

Israel Uses Lethal Force Against Palestinian Children

It's longstanding Israel practice - shooting defenseless Palestinian children in cold blood.

Defence for Children International-Palestine (DCI-P) explains what's virtually unreported in the West.

On March 23, DCI-P called on UN member states to hold Israel accountable for crimes against Palestinian children.

Mar 28 10:52

BEX Alert!!! - At Germanwings Crash Site - Chabad emissaries attend memorial service

Together with fellow Chabad emissary in Marseille Eliyahou Attia, Taubenblatt traveled to the scene of the crash. “There were hundreds of beds set up for the families of the victims,” he reported, “but they were empty.”

In accordance with Jewish tradition, which places a premium on bringing the remains of Jewish people to a proper burial, the men set out to see if they could be of any assistance.

While access to the actual crash site—which can be reached only by helicopter—is highly restricted, the two were able to speak to a number of officials and rescue workers.

(Note: Why would the Jewish Supremacist Organization Chabad Lubavitch be so interested in getting access to this crash site crime scene???)

Mar 28 09:47

Yemen Exploding: Is the Stage Set for the Big War?

This new expansion of the war in Yemen is a bad sign. The situation could easily worsen, involve many countries, and last for a long time to come. The stage for the “Big War” may well be set and we will be hearing a lot more about Yemen and the Arabian Peninsula in the coming months. If this war gets out of hand, I would expect that the benefits of $45 per barrel of oil will soon end. There is no doubt in my mind that the American people – financially and for security reasons – would be better served if we just came home and avoided these nonsensical military interventions that are carried out in behalf of various special interests that control our foreign policy.

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Unfortunately, it does appear that Dr. Paul is absolutely correct in his assessment of where things are going here.

But the real confirmation will be the voting through of the Charlie Rangel's legislation for reinstatement of the draft in this country. Currently, the legislation is still sitting in committee, and it appears that rather than kill it outright, the House Armed Services Committee is waiting for the "right moment" to pass it.

Mar 28 09:00

EU keeps Hamas on ‘terror’ list despite court ruling

The European Union (EU) has kept Hamas on its terrorism blacklist despite a court ruling ordering the 28-member bloc to remove the Palestinian resistance movement from the register.

The measure comes as EU foreign ministers have lodged an appeal against the decision made by the union’s second highest court late last year. The appeal process is expected to take around a year and a half.

Mar 28 08:37

Israel through PNAC had told the US military to invade 7 countries for them

Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary for Policy in the Reagan Treasury Department. He could be called the conscience of the Reagan Republicans. The other day in a radio interview Roberts said America has become Murder Incorporated. America has spent trillions of dollars killing millions of Muslims for no rational reason.

You might remember the 7 nations General Wesley Clark said America was to invade beginning with Iraq in 2003. That list came from PNAC (Project for a New American Century) which originally received it from the Israelis. PNAC also received fake intelligence reports on Iraq’s non-existent Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) which they passed onto the White House through the Office for Special Plans in the Pentagon. The OSP was a group created by PNAC for the purpose of getting America to fight a war for Israel in Iraq to do regime change.

Mar 28 08:31

For G.O.P., Support for Israel Becomes New Litmus Test

When former Secretary of State James A. Baker III accused Israel’s leader this week of undermining the chances of peace in the region, he said nothing more than the kinds of things he had said at times when he was in office a quarter-century ago.

But the instant backlash from fellow Republicans that prompted Jeb Bush, the son of Mr. Baker’s best friend, to distance himself underscored just how much their party has changed on the issue of Israel. Where past Republican leaders had their disagreements with Israel, today’s Republicans have made support for the Jewish state an inviolable litmus test for anyone aspiring to national office.

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We need to kick the Israel-firsters out of OUR government and ship them all to Tel Aviv!

Mar 28 08:17

Is Ted Cruz Leading in 'Sheldon Adelson Primary'?

Shmuley Boteach may have just dropped a major clue in one of the biggest mysteries of the 2016 Republican primary: Who does Sheldon Adelson like?

In an email yesterday, Boteach’s charity, This World Values Network, announced that Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz would be a guest of honor at its May 28 gala. Also being honored? Sheldon Adelson… and Newt Gingrich.

Mar 28 07:59

World War II myths fuel Western crimes

Freshman US Senator Tom Cotton already has two claims to fame. First he wrote a letter to Iran in an effort to sabotage his own President’s diplomatic efforts and start a war. And then he set an all-time record by invoking Hitler in less than one minute during his first Senate speech.

Sen. Cotton thus stands condemned under Godwin’s Law, which states that whoever mentions Hitler first automatically loses the debate. “Playing the Hitler card” is widely reviled. Yet people like Cotton cannot resist the temptation.

Why has the demonization of Hitler—and of anybody one wants to demonize through comparisons to Hitler—become such a massively overused, utterly shopworn cliché?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Because the image of Hitler props up Israel politically, and loyal servants to Israel shall use Hitler and the Nazis and the Holocaust at all times!

Mar 28 06:53

Retaliate against Israel for sucker punching us

Israel has delivered three major body punches to the United States this month, which means it is time to hit back — unless our government wants to be perceived by Americans, Israelis and everyone else in the world as a bad joke as a world power.

Mar 28 06:35

Disabled teacher in Gaza inspires his students to never give up

A young teacher who lost three limbs in an Israeli missile strike leads by example, showing his young students how to overcome adversity.

Mar 28 04:24

Israel says to release Palestinian tax funds

Move welcomed by the US which has been at odds with Israel over recent actions

Occupied Jerusalem: Israel said Friday it will release hundreds of millions of dollars in tax funds it has withheld from the Palestinian Authority as a punitive measure.

The United States swiftly welcomed the move, which could help disarm tensions with Washington and the international community after a polarising Israeli election campaign.

“We welcome the decision of the prime minister of Israel to release withheld tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority,” said US State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke.

“This is an important step that will benefit the Palestinian people and will help stabilise the situation in the West Bank.”

(*I'm still in the 'We'll See' stage , on this one .)

Mar 28 03:21

2014 Deadliest Year for Palestinians Since 1967, UN Report Finds

Human toll included high levels of displacement, driven by Israel's 50-day military assault on Gaza last summer.

Mar 27 15:47

3 USG justices resign after being threatened with impeachment

“No one wanted to be responsible for taking OSU Divest’s initiative off of the ballot,” she wrote in a letter she told The Lantern after the meeting that she had read to the USG General Assembly. “Many people, including those that have accused my actions of simply having a meeting to compromise a solution to a problem and suggesting action as unconstitutional, wanted to see the issue off of the ballot.”

Mar 27 14:47

Jewish group contacted History Museum before it axed panel including Palestinian activists

A Jewish group expressed concern over a panel scheduled to include Palestinian activists before it was canceled by the Missouri History Museum, emails provided to the Business Journal show.

An event scheduled for last week at the museum was canceled after Washington University students refused to remove Palestinian activists from the event, called “Ferguson to Ayotzinapa to Palestine: Solidarity and Collaborative Action.”

Museum President Frances Levine told the Business Journal then that she canceled the event because it had not been planned properly by her staff, not because of the inclusion of Palestinian activists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Museum President Frances Levine told the Business Journal then that she canceled the event because it had not been planned properly by her staff, not because of the inclusion of Palestinian activists.

Mar 27 13:48

Israel to resume tax revenue transfers to the Palestinian Authority

After months of freezing tax revenue transfers as punishment for the Palestinian Authority's application to the Rome Statute, Israel announced on Friday that it will release the money to the interim government in Ramallah.

The announcement was made in a press release by the Prime Minister's Office just before sundown Friday.

This past January, Israel froze the transfer of some NIS 500 million in tax collections to the Palestinian Authority.

The move came as a protest of the formal application for membership of the International Criminal Court that was filed on Friday on behalf of the “State of Palestine.”

Mar 27 12:25

Saudi Arabia says it won't rule out building nuclear weapons

Saudi Arabia will not rule out building or acquiring nuclear weapons, the country’s ambassador to the United States has indicated.

Asked whether Saudi Arabia would ever build nuclear weapons in an interview with US news channel CNN, Adel Al-Jubeir said the subject was “not something we would discuss publicly”.

Pressed later on the subject he said: “This is not something that I can comment on, nor would I comment on.”

The ambassador’s reticence to rule out a military nuclear programme may reignite concerns that the autocratic monarchy has its eye on a nuclear arsenal.

Western intelligence agencies believe that the Saudi monarchy paid for up to 60% of Pakistan’s nuclear programme in return for the ability to buy warheads for itself at short notice, the Guardian newspaper reported in 2010.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With the US Government now officially acknowledging that Israel has nuclear weapons, what did you think those other nations would do?

Mar 27 11:43

2014 Deadliest Year for Palestinians Since 1967

Palestinians suffered a dramatic increase in fatalities last year, with more killed by Israel in 2014 than any other annual period since the 1967 war nearly 50 years ago.

Mar 27 11:33

Israeli Fighter Jets Join Saudi Arabia in War on Yemen

"This is for the first time that the Zionists are conducting a joint operation in coalition with Arabs," Secretary General of Yemen's Al-Haq Political Party Hassan Zayd wrote on his facebook page.

He noted that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had issued direct orders for the Israeli air force to send fighter jets to the Saudi-led air raid on Yemen.

Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes against Yemen and killed, at least, 25 civilians early Thursday, one day after the US-backed Yemeni president fled the country.

Mar 27 10:39

Keeping Israeli & American “Hidden History”, Hidden

This type of action demonstrates how the history discussed in my book has, in fact, so often remained hidden. It follows an incident a few years ago in which the largest chain of history magazines in the U.S. refused any advertisement by the Council for the National Interest, based on the accusation that CNI is “anti-Israel.”* CNI is a 20-year-old organization that works for policies that represent American interests and principles.

Mar 27 10:05

FLASHBACK - "Anti-semitic, its a trick we always use it"

Mar 27 09:45

COURT ACCEPTS DOJ’S ‘STATE SECRETS’ CLAIM TO PROTECT SHADOWY NEOCONS: A NEW LOW

At the center of it is an anti-Iranian group calling itself “United Against Nuclear Iran” (UANI), which is very likely a front for some combination of the Israeli and U.S. intelligence services. When launched, NBC described its mission as waging “economic and psychological warfare” against Iran. The group was founded and is run and guided by a roster of U.S., Israeli and British neocon extremists such as Joe Lieberman, former Bush Homeland Security adviser (and current CNN “analyst”) Fran Townsend, former CIA Director James Woolsey, and former Mossad Director Meir Dagan. One of its key advisers is Olli Heinonen, who just co-authored a Washington Post Op-Ed with former Bush CIA/NSA Director Michael Hayden arguing that Washington is being too soft on Tehran.

Mar 27 09:20

TIME ONCE AGAIN TO CLEANSE THE LAND OF BREAD AND ARABS

Jewish mothers used to go into a cleaning frenzie a week or so before the Festival of Passover. All traces of leaven (chametz) had to be removed from the home before the onset of the holiday.
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Modern folk have determined that dust is not chametz, so there is less madness involved in the cleaning process, but Israel has added a new dimension to the situation; Arabs must be removed as well as the leaven.

Mar 27 09:12

Israel committed war crimes in Gaza war: Rights group

A nongovernmental federation for human rights organizations says Israel perpetrated war crimes and crimes against humanity during its devastating military onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip last summer.

In a report entitled “Trapped and Punished: The Gaza Civilian Population under Operation Protective Edge” published on Friday, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) pointed to examples of indiscriminate and direct attacks against civilians and civilian objects, disproportionate use of force as well as deliberate attacks targeting medical services during the Israeli war on Gaza.

The report further made a reference to Israel’s “refusal of access to humanitarian relief, the targeting of residential areas, operational healthcare facilities and transport, and life-sustaining civilian infrastructure” among the regime’s violations of international law.

Mar 27 09:03

Harvey Weinstein Urges Jews to Take on Anti-Semites: "Kick These Guys in the Ass"

"We're gonna have to get as organized as the mafia," the mogul told the audience at the Simon Wiesenthal Center's national tribute dinner, where he was introduced by friend and competitor Jeffrey Katzenberg as "a really nice Jewish boy."

Mar 27 08:32

GOP hawk denounces Iran talks, calls for military action

Republican hawk John Bolton has denounced the nuclear talks underway between Iran and the P5+1 countries, calling on the United States to immediately launch a military offensive against the Islamic Republic to damage its nuclear infrastructure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay John, if you really feel that way about it... Here's your rifle. Here's your parachute. WE ran out of the desert camo but here is a bright da-glo orange jumpsuit left over from the CIA's torture centers. Watch your head climbing into that transport plane, and we will call Tehran and tell them you are on your way to kick their butts all by yourself. But after all the lies used by the US Government to trick us into aggressive wars, you will understand if we sit this next one out and keep our children safe at home.

Have fun!

Mar 27 08:01

Israelis Vs. Jews

The Alternative Right is perhaps overly impressed with the use of “cuckold” as an insult, but no other word so accurately describes the behavior of the Republican Party and mainstream conservatives in response. Speaker John Boehner was willing to insult the President of the United States in order to fête Benjamin Netanyahu, but he did it on the very day he utterly betrayed his own constituents by surrendering on Obama’s unilateral amnesty for “undocumented migrants” (or what the Israelis call “illegal infiltrators.”)

Mar 27 07:59

Hamas seizes spying Israeli electronic insects in Gaza

The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas have seized electronic insects that were flying the skies of the Gaza Strip, according to Al-Majd, a security website close to Hamas.

Al-Majd reports that the devices are used by the Israeli authorities for spying and monitoring the positions and bases of the Palestinian resistance in Gaza.

Mar 27 07:25

Occupied Congress doing the (Chosen) People’s Business

As the following articles from the this week show, Congress is busy conducting the people’s business — the “chosen” people’s business, that is. First, the House of Representatives has established a bipartisan task force to combat anti-Semitism around the world. If there is one thing that will break the gridlock in Washington, it is a chance to demonstrate subservience to Jewish campaign paymasters. I wish that were hyperbole, but it’s just a plain fact.

Mar 27 07:23

Is It Time for the Jews to Nuke Europe?

There’s a threat lurking within Europe, waiting to rise and strike innocent people. It’s captured headlines and become an international concern. Panic is starting to build and many now wonder if they are safe to travel out in certain areas.

Are we talking about radical Islam? Not quite. Apparently Europe’s biggest problem isn’t Islamic terrorism or the terrifying consequences of mass immigration. . .it’s anti-Semitism!

Mar 27 07:17

BEX ALERT - Jeb Bush: Obama Disparaging Netanyahu While Negotiating With A Country That Supports The Holocaust "

JEB BUSH: The Israel/Iran comparison is probably the most telling. As we’ve disengaged over the first term of his office, now we are seeing the ramifications of this. The implications of instability now are becoming more and more apparent. Americans want their president to keep America secure and to keep American citizens secure and this policy of pulling back, of disengagement is not the right approach. If our friends don’t count on us and trust us, and there are many examples of that, and our enemies don’t fear us, it creates the challenges we are now seeing, particularly in the middle east, but across the board.

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Never have I seen a candidate with tongue so handy and information so uncertain. I think America deserves better for a President, and I think Americans are tired of politicians fanatically devoted to Israel while ignoring the problems right here at home!

Mar 26 15:54

How to deal with Israel’s stooges

Stuart Littlewood views recent attempts by Israel’s stooges in Britain to bully academic institutions into cancelling events on the grounds that the events will feature Israel critics or examine Israeli behaviour.

Mar 26 14:48

The Tangle of US-Israeli Double Standards

As Israeli voters went to the polls, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared he would oppose the creation of a Palestinian state. In what The New York Times called a “racist rant,” he also proclaimed, “right-wing rule is in danger” because “Arab voters are streaming in huge quantities to the polling stations.”

Mar 26 14:32

Bringing Gaza to Glasgow: Council spends £24 million on high tech spying kit from Israel

The UK Government and Glasgow City Council are spending £24 million trialling Israeli surveillance equipment in Glasgow.

Mar 26 10:07

Netanyahu’s Spying Denials Contradicted by Secret NSA Documents

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday vehemently denied a Wall Street Journal report, leaked by the Obama White House, that Israel spied on U.S. negotiations with Iran and then fed the intelligence to Congressional Republicans. His office’s denial was categorical and absolute, extending beyond this specific story to U.S.-targeted spying generally, claiming: “The state of Israel does not conduct espionage against the United States or Israel’s other allies.”

Mar 26 09:17

FLASHBACK - VANUNU'S PHOTOS OF DIMONA - 1985

Mordechai Vanunu brought his camera to work in late 1985, shortly before leaving his eight-year stint as a technician at Israel's nuclear weapons factory at Dimona.

Acting on his conscience, he carefully took about 60 photos of the top-secret labs and unique production processes involved. When some of these photos were originally published in the London Sunday Times' exposé, they confirmed his eyewitness testimony about the extent of Israel's nuclear weapons program and revealed Israel to be one of the world's top nuclear powers. To this day, the Israeli government refuses international inspection of Dimona and continues to deny the existence of its nuclear arsenal.

Mar 26 09:16

Pentagon Released Top Secret Document Concerning Israel's Nuclear Program WR15-84

The 386-page top-secret memo, titled, “Critical Technological Assessment in Israel and NATO Nations,” goes into great detail about how Israel turned into a nuclear power in the 1970s and 80s.

“As far as nuclear technology is concerned the Israelis are roughly where the U.S. was in the fission weapon field in about 1955 to 1960,” the report

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That makes every penny of the money taken from you by the US Government and given to Israel illegal under the Symington Amendment to the Foreign Appropriations Act and the Glenn act. We are owed a refund!

Mar 26 09:12

ISRAEL’S NUCLEAR BACKLASH

What was a secret since 1987 is now public knowledge thanks to America’s move to declassify a document revealing Israel’s Nuclear Program.

Why it remained classified all these years is beyond comprehension, but the timing seemed right for the Obama Administration in response to Netanyahu’s gross accusations that Iran is the only nuclear power and threat in the Middle East.

Mar 26 08:37

A Review of Jewcentricity by Adam Garfinkle

Adam Garfinkle is the founding editor of The American Interest, a bimonthly magazine focused on politics, culture, and international affairs. He served as speechwriter for secretaries of state Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice and has taught at John Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, the University of Pennsylvania, Haverford College, and Tel Aviv University. Garfinkle’s 2009 book, Jewcentricity: Why the Jews are praised, blamed, and used to explain just about everything is touted as an examination of “the various roles Jews are imagined to play on the world stage that they do not, in fact, actually play.”[1] It was published by Wiley, an elite, academic publisher. It is an excellent example of how books with little or no intellectual or scholarly merit are published by elite publishers if they contain positive portrayals of Jews.

Mar 26 08:00

Egypt to Import Israeli Gas

Bad news for the Palestinians. Given that some of the gas, if not all of the gas belongs to the Palestinians in Gaza- I've covered this situation previously. This explains why Egypt is assisting in the strangulation of Gaza

Mar 26 07:59

Secret NSA Docs: Israel Intelligence in Top 3 Most Aggressive Against US

While Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied that Israeli intelligence spied on United States-Iran nuclear negotiations, leaked National Security Agency documents show that the US is one of Israel’s most popular targets.

Mar 26 07:59

Espionage, Treason, and the Congressional Fifth Column

"Soon after the U.S. and other major powers entered negotiations last year to curtail Iran’s nuclear program, senior White House officials learned Israel was spying on the closed-door talks.

"The spying operation was part of a broader campaign by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to penetrate the negotiations and then help build a case against the emerging terms of the deal, current and former U.S. officials said. In addition to eavesdropping, Israel acquired information from confidential U.S. briefings, informants and diplomatic contacts in Europe, the officials said.

"The espionage didn’t upset the White House as much as Israel’s sharing of inside information with U.S. lawmakers and others to drain support from a high-stakes deal intended to limit Iran’s nuclear program, current and former officials said."

Mar 26 07:58

Benjamin Netanyahu's wife 'drank three bottles of champagne a DAY': Ex-caretaker of Israeli prime minister's residence claims she 'drinks crazy amounts of alcohol'

Benjamin Netanyahu's wife drank excessive amounts of alcohol including three bottles of champagne a day, a former caretaker claimed in court.

Meni Naftali is suing the Israeli Prime Minister's office over allegations he was subjected to abusive language during his 20 months on the job.

In the witness box yesterday Naftali - who is seeking around $250,000 (£167,000) in damages - claimed Sara Netanyahu drank large amounts of alcohol. Mrs Netanyahu vehemently denies the claim.

The lawsuit, which was filed to the Jerusalem district labour court in Israel, states Naftali worked long hours and received 'unrestrained tongue-lashings from the prime minister's wife, Mrs. Sara Netanyahu'.

It adds: 'The vast majority of which were with the prime minister's knowledge.'

Mar 26 07:30

Obama Takes Revenge Against Israel By Ordering Secret Nuclear Program Documents Declassified

In a development that has largely been missed by mainstream media, the Pentagon early last month quietly declassified a Department of Defense top-secret document detailing Israel’s nuclear program, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced to avoid a regional nuclear arms race, and which the US until now has respected by remaining silent.

But by publishing the declassified document from 1987, the US reportedly breached the silent agreement to keep quiet on Israel’s nuclear powers for the first time ever, detailing the nuclear program in great depth.

Mar 26 07:19

THE ISRAEL LOBBY - Is It Good for the US? Is It Good for Israel?

This unprecedented gathering will focus on the Israel lobby in America. How big is it? How fast has it grown? How interconnected are the organizations and individuals? How much revenue does it raise and where does the money go? What are the common objectives of the lobby? What laws apply to lobbying to benefit a foreign government and are they vigorously enforced? Do coordinated campaign contributions cause American policymakers to act more on behalf of Israel than the United States? What fallacies underlie the assertions that U.S. and Israeli interests are the same? What are the Israel lobby’s public and private, short-and-medium-term policy objectives? And what can Americans who do not believe pro-Israel slogans, activities and policy objectives do?

Mar 26 01:55

Lost in the Spin Zone - Some Things NPR Doesn’t Tell Its Listeners About the “Iranian Nukes” Controversy

If NPR is where you get your information about the current debate, you’d have to be a longtime listener with a good memory to know that Israel, the chief proponent of aggressive efforts to block any nuclear programs in Iran, itself already has a bulging arsenal of nuclear weapons.

Mar 26 01:45

Netanyahu the Mythbuster: “Special Relationship” No More

Israel is not an American ally and there is no “special relationship”. Netanyahu’s speech about Iran at the US Congress in defiance of President Obama and declared US foreign policy on Iran’s nuclear programme was the last nail in the coffin of the tired argument that Israel and the US are unified by a clear set of mutual interests. The “tail wagging the dog” argument is back in full force, and Americans must understand that their country’s political elites are torn between the interests of their country and those of Israel. No amount of reasoning about the “special relationship” will rectify the damage created by Netanyahu.

Mar 25 21:04

Cracks in US-Israel alliance revealed

Is this the week that the US-Israeli relationship began to implode?

On Monday, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough threw down the gauntlet: “An occupation that has lasted for almost 50 years must end.” The statement was a pointed rebuke to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, who won re-election last week running on a no-Palestinian-state platform. McDonough added that Netanyahu's obstructionism was "so very troubling."

Mar 25 20:25

Weinstein Urges Jews to Get Organized 'As Mafia' to Take On Anti-Semites

As part of his acceptance speech for a Humanitarian Award at the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s (SWC) National Tribute Dinner on Tuesday, Filmmaker Harvey Weinstein said that the Jewish community needs to “get as organized as the mafia.” "We better stand up and kick these guys in the ass," Wienstein said of anti-Semites.

After being introduced as “a really nice Jewish boy” at the ceremony by longtime friend, fellow filmmaker and Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, Weinstein abandoned his prepared speech in favor of a rant on defeating anti-Semitism.

"We're gonna have to get as organized as the mafia," said the 63-year —old Academy Award winner to the crowd. "We just can't take it anymore [from] these crazy bastards."

“Too bad movies can’t all be like Inglourious Basterds, where Hitler gets what he deserves.”

Mar 25 19:41

Bibi vows to prevent Iran-West nuclear agreement

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has once again vowed to do his utmost to prevent a nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries.

On Wednesday, Netanyahu reiterated his earlier claims about the ongoing negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear work.

“We will continue to act to prevent the emerging [nuclear] agreement with Iran -- an agreement which will endanger us, our neighbors and the world," said the Israeli premier after meeting with the regime’s president, Reuven Rivlin.

This is while a new round of ministerial talks over Iran's nuclear program is scheduled to kick off on March 26 in the Swiss city of Lausanne.

Mar 25 18:34

Being Led Astray By Netanyahu - The Road Ahead for Israel

Those of us who regularly observe and try to make sense of the madness sweeping the Middle East often find ourselves, perhaps out of desperation, engaging in wishful thinking, hoping that in the end, reason will prevail over lunacy.

Mar 25 15:59

“Special Relationship” No More

Imagine if an American presidential candidate made a plea to his supporters on election day with the following statement: “The Republican administration is in danger. Black voters are going en masse to the polls. Liberal NGOs are bringing them on buses.”

Mar 25 15:30

Video: Israeli Soldiers Terrorize Palestinian Children In Their Sleep

I suspect the word “occupation” – even the more precise “belligerent occupation” – fails to convey to most people the reality of daily horrors inflicted on the Palestinians. Of course, we know that occupations in general are bad and that it would be better if this particular one ended. But what does an occupation feel like if you’re a child, if you’re four or eight years old?

Mar 25 15:18

Israel “Spied On the United States” During Iran Nuclear Negotiations

The intelligence services of Israel have allegedly been spying on American officials during their closed-door negotiations with the government of Iran over its nuclear program. The Wall Street Journal said the spy operation forms part of a broader campaign by Tel Aviv to sabotage the talks, which are aimed at bridging the differences between the Islamic Republic and a group of nations that have come to be known as P5+1, representing the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany.

Mar 25 13:52

Video: Israeli Soldiers Terrorize Palestinian Children In Their Sleep

I suspect the word “occupation” – even the more precise “belligerent occupation” – fails to convey to most people the reality of daily horrors inflicted on the Palestinians. Of course, we know that occupations in general are bad and that it would be better if this particular one ended. But what does an occupation feel like if you’re a child, if you’re four or eight years old?

Mar 25 12:01

Now MOSSAD weighs into Iran sanctions row at secret meeting with senators: Israeli spy chief warned about ‘throwing a grenade’ into nuclear talks.

The head of Israeli's intelligence agency, MOSSAD, held a secret meeting with a group of U.S. senators last week, the Prime Minister's Office said today.
And he did in fact bring up the possibility of purposefully 'throwing a grenade' into nuclear talks with Iran in order to get a better deal in the long run while speaking to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

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Mar 25 11:47

U.S. Won’t Rule Out Using U.N. to Create Palestine

Obama is saying bilateral talks are out of the question, as between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and that he refuses to pretend otherwise. But he does have the policy goal of seeing a Palestinian state established. It may well by the the UN Security Council is the forum where that could be pursued.

Mar 25 11:23

FLASHBACK - The Israeli Spy Ring

"Israel does not spy on the United States of America."
-- Mark Regev, a spokesman at the Israeli embassy in Washington

Prior to 9/11, the FBI had discovered the presence of a massive spy ring inside the United States run by the government of Israel. This seems a harsh gratitude from a nation which obtains 10% of its annual budget from the American taxpayer, $3+ billion a year. Over the years, American taxpayers have been required to send Israel more than four times what the US spent to go to the moon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In response to accusations that Israel has been spying on the P5+1 negotiations in order to sabotage them, Israel once again is claiming that they never spy on their good friends the United States.

Of course, this is just another Israeli lie!

Mar 25 11:23

FLASHBACK - Israeli Spying: The Mother of all Scandals

So here is the mother of all scandals.

For two years, the FBI has suspected AIPAC of spying for a foreign country, and for those two years (and for decades before) that group suspected of spying for Israel has been reshaping the US Congress for the benefit of a foreign government.

And THAT is the mother of all scandals.

Mar 25 10:21

Boehner ‘baffled’ by reports that Israel spied on US/Iran talks

ed note–every elected official in DC, from the President to every member of Congress (including and especially the House Speaker) has a team of interns whose job is to scour the newspapers EVERY DAY for ANYTHING that can impact on them personally/professionally in any fashion, given that in the world of politics, ‘surprises’ can have dire results.

Therefore, Boehner’s assertion that he was not ‘aware’ of a story such as this originating in the Wall Street Journal is an out-and -out LIE, and especially given the fact that by implication, he would have been one of those on the receiving end of this classified information being supplied by a foreign government that is actively working to undermine the OFFICIAL business of the Executive Branch in negotiating with another nation.

Mar 25 09:57

Bibi’s back, feat. Norman Finkelstein

On the back of an election victory Benjamin Netanyahu is poised to become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. What will his legacy be: a talented politician who polarized society, isolated Israel in the world, and refused to make peace with the Palestinians, and eventually made war with Iran?

Mar 25 09:55

Aftermath of Israeli Offensive in Gaza: Disabled Gazans Strive to Live

There are 50,000 disabled people in Gaza. Due to several rounds of Israeli military campaigns against the strip, there are more disabled people in the coastal enclave than ever before.

Mar 25 09:53

Time for Obama to shake things up, 'declare Israel nuclear state'

Following reports of Israel’s espionage against US-Iran nuclear talks, it is time for the Obama administration to “declare Israel a nuclear state”, says Jim W. Dean, a columnist and political commentator based in Atlanta.

Current and former American officials told the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday the spying operation was part of a campaign by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to “penetrate the negotiations and then help build a case against the emerging terms of the deal.”

Dean told Press TV in a phone interview that “this comes as no surprise,” as Tel Aviv has been engaged in spy activities in the United States in other different areas including “industrial espionage to steal trade secrets”.

“Israel is a kind of parasite on the West. They have the right to just steal and take anything possible.”

Mar 25 09:48

WHAT NETANYAHU’S ‘APLOLOGY’ MEANS TO THE CHILDREN OF PALESTINE ~~ IN VIDEOS

Netanyahu ‘apologised’ to the ‘Arabs’ in Israel for the racist remarks he made on Election Day.

He was worried that the ‘Arabs were voting in droves’ to unseat him. The following two videos might explain why they wanted him unseated …

Where is the apology to these children?

Mar 25 09:48

GROWING SUPPORT FOR BDS AT CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES

Student union at McMaster University in Hamilton votes to support the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Mar 25 09:23

Israel sentences Palestinian to 15.5 years in prison

An Israeli court has handed down a 15.5-year prison term to a Palestinian man for defending the Gaza Strip during the Tel Aviv regime’s 50-day military offensive against the blockaded sliver last summer.

According to reports on Tuesday, the Beersheba district court convicted 24-year-old Mohammed Abu Zaraj for allegedly trying to attack the Israeli soldiers last year.

Mar 25 09:22

Israel, settlers grabbing Palestine land: UK minister

The Israeli regime with the assistance of a “radical” settler group has been grabbing Palestinian land under the pretext of providing protection for historic archaeological sites, a British minister says.

"We are aware of the link between the Elad (settler) group and the Israel Antiquities Authority. We are concerned that this link has led to Israel Antiquities Authority's support of radical settler activities in and around the Old City under the guise of tourism and protection of Jewish history,” UK Foreign Office Minister Baroness Anelay said.

The settler group is infamous for colonizing Palestinian land by driving Palestinian residents out of their dwellings.

Mar 25 09:09

Palestinians to Obama: We Told You So About Netanyahu

Now that President Obama is calling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an unwilling partner in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, Palestinian representatives in the United States have a simple message for him: We told you so.

“Ever since [Netanyahu] came to power in 2009, he did not have any intention whatsoever to deal with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict,” said Maen Areikat, the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s representative to the United States.

Mar 25 09:05

For Hamza: Arms Sanctions against Israel’s Everyday Terrorism

Meet little Hamza Mus’ab Almadani of Khan Younis, Gaza.

Look carefully, look tenderly, don’t turn away. Please don’t turn away as all the nations of the world have, for decades, turned away from Palestine.

Hamza is Palestine.

Look carefully at Israel’s savage violation to his once perfect little body when on the 25th July 2014, Israel’s soldiers loaded and fired pale blue artillery shells that discharged white incendiary rain on Gaza in hundreds of phosphorous-impregnated felt wedges as Hamza and his family slept.

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Mar 25 08:27

Israelis advised to avoid travelling to 40 countries

Israel's Counter-Terrorism Bureau has advised Jewish citizens of the state to avoid travelling to more than 40 countries, agencies reported on Wednesday.

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False-flag on the way? Or just keeping those tourism dollars internal?

Mar 25 08:25

Video: Israeli night raids on sleeping Palestinian children

Israeli human rights group B’Tselem today released two harrowing videos of heavily armed Israeli soldiers raiding the bedrooms of Palestinian children in the middle of the night.

The first video, above, is titled “Night search of Sameeh and Mai D’ana’s home, Hebron, 24 February 2015.”

The video was shot during a night raid on ten homes in the occupied West Bank city. B’Tselem does not say who shot the video, but typically the videos it releases are made by Palestinians.

After forcing the children – at least one as young as four – out of their beds, the video shows the soldiers in full combat gear, armed with rifles and hand grenades, photographing and interrogating them.

The father asks the soldiers why they are invading his home in the middle of the night.

“Because stones are thrown at us all day long,” one soldier replies.

Mar 25 08:22

Boehner, Graham deny complicency in Israeli spying… as they dash to Israel for Spring Break

The Wall Street Journal has released an article stating that Israel, which has long been known to engage in aggressive espianage against the United States, has been feeding stolen information on the U.S. nuclear talks with Iran to Congressional stooges in order to thwart any deal with Iran that could get in the way of an attack on that country. Lindsey Graham, who piles up frequent flier miles from his junkets to Israel, made the implausible statement that “No one from Israel’s ever briefed me about the agreement. If they’re spying, they’re not telling me about it.”

Mar 25 08:15

Our First Political Cartoon

A few weeks ago, Congress absolutely pissed me off. Sadly, pissing Americans off is the only thing Congress appears capable of accomplishing. Understand I am not a fan of President Barack Obama. Believe me, I have thrown plenty of nasty words his way but until impeached under the law he is the sitting President of the United States of !!!AMERICA!!! Not some troublesome theocratic apartheid anti-paradise whose leader is blatantly using Congress’ parasitic pandering abilities to further his nation’s geopolitical interests. I do not care how much any of that very bipartisan congressional crowd loves any foreigner or foreign country or for whatever reason they may do so. And I am a dual citizen too. You do not bow down before a foreign leader or any foreigner in our Capitol Building (anywhere, actually). Pathetic! Do that shit in private and never let me know about it. Like Mr. Jon Stewart inferred, they may as well have dropped to their knees and performed public fellatio:

Mar 25 07:33

Who Is for Free Speech? The Ariel Toaff Case

This article is about three things: Jewish attitudes on free speech, a book about the so-called “blood libels”, and how these ritual murders of which Jewish groups have been accused are linked to aversion for Jesus and Christians in Judaism.

Mar 25 07:19

ISIL helps Israel conceal its historical origin

Find out why neither Egypt was the land of the Israelites’ Exodus nor Palestine their promised land.

“The Zionist paradigm is founded on the distorted story of the Israelites’ Exodus from Egypt and their persecution by the Assyrians and Captivity by Babylonians. But the truth is that the Israelites never set foot in Egypt or Palestine. Actually they never left Ancient Arabia and North Yemen, their origin land, before the Babylonian Captivity”

Mar 24 23:03

Israel Spied on Iran Talks, Gave Intel to US Lawmakers to Kill Deal

The Israeli government secretly spied on high-level talks between the U.S., Iran, and other countries and attempted to sabotage the ongoing nuclear negotiations by serving captured information back to U.S. lawmakers opposed to a deal, the Wall Street Journal is reporting on Tuesday.

Mar 24 22:59

The Roots of Netanyahu’s Electoral Victory

...the opposition has not differed from the Netanyahu coalition regime’s Judeo-centric policies and pronouncements. In other words, ‘racist’ ideology per se is not what drives the Israeli majority to repeatedly support Netanyahu.

Jewish-centered racism is an integral and accepted part of Israel’s political culture.

Mar 24 15:11

TOLERANCE WAS NEVER A VIRTUE OF ZIONISM

Now that Bibi has the go ahead to form a new government in Israel, his goons have the go ahead to continue with their reign of terror, not only against Palestinians, but to Jews of conscience as well …

It already started

Mar 24 12:21

HATE CRIME HOAX? Police treating incident as a racial incident.

A street brawl involving a crowd of about 20 drunken youths and two Jewish men ended up in a fierce standoff in the foyer of a Stamford Hill synagogue early Sunday.

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And JUST when Netanyahu needed an incident to push the "Anti-semitism is on the rise" meme!

Mar 24 10:54

Disregarding Gaza - Why is Gaza Not an Issue in the Israeli Elections?

A short documentary that examines the absence of Gaza and the Palestinians from the Israeli mainstream media and 2015 elections.

Mar 24 10:01

Is Netanyahu Behind the Massacre in Tunis?

Is Israeli intelligence behind the massacre in Tunis? Ask yourself, why would Tunisians commit such a monstrous atrocity that harms no one - but Tunisia? Cui bono?

The senseless terrorist attack on innocent civilians at the Bardo Museum in Tunis, in fact, bolstered no one except Benjamin Netanyahu, whose duplicity had been utterly exposed the day before the attack - when he was re-elected to head the Zionist state that occupies Palestine.

No group had even claimed responsibility for the murderous attack on tourists visiting the Bardo National Museum in Tunis until the Israeli website, SITE Intelligence Group, "interpreted" the terrorist attack for the Western media - and blamed Islamic State - the following day.

The Israeli interpretation, from Mossad's SITE, of the attack in Tunis could have come straight out of one of Netanyahu's books from the 1980s about "Fighting Terrorism."

Mar 24 09:59

TODAY’S TOON ~~ NETANYAHU’S MESSAGE TO OBAMA

‘You wanna reopen the ‘Peace Process’? Just send 30 BILLION DOLLAR$ in unmarked bills in a brown paper bag …

My address remains the same.’

Mar 24 09:42

US Accuses Israel of Spying on Iran Nuclear Talks

The US has accused Israel of spying on international negotiations over Iran’s nuclear programme and using the intelligence gathered to persuade Congress to undermine the talks, according to a report on Tuesday.

The Wall Street Journal cited senior administration officials as saying the Israeli espionage operation began soon after the US opened up a secret channel of communications with Tehran in 2012, aimed at resolving the decade-long standoff over Iran’s nuclear aspirations.

Mar 24 07:15

Top White House aide to address US Jewish group amid strained relations with Israel

White House chief of staff Denis McDonough will give keynote speech at J Street conference, where activists share more ideals with Obama than Netanyahu

Mar 24 07:02

Insane America Makes War on the World

The hollow-eyed inhabitants of the land of the free and the home of the brave now robotically sing a twisted tune that is not under any circumstances to be believed. The manic echo of its “war on terror” anthem reverberates down the trash strewn corridors of the insane asylum the United States of America has become, where independent thought is now a crime and blind allegiance to a fabricated history and an artificial reality is required for social acceptance in a nightmare world turned absolutely upside down.

Mar 24 06:58

Jewish Defence League UK extremists sentenced for assault on Palestine activists

Two thugs affiliated with the Jewish Defence League UK were sentenced Monday to 150 hours of community service each and £1,140 ($1,700) in fines between them.

Roberta Moore and Robert De Jonge assaulted two people at a Palestine literary festival in London in September.

Last month a judge found Moore guilty on two counts of assault, and one count of possession of an offensive weapon. De Jonge was found guilty of assault.

Mar 24 06:58

Hillel threatens Swarthmore chapter over events with Palestinian rights supporters

Jewish members of Hillel at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania have decided to drop the Hillel name from their group. This comes just days after their parent organization, Hillel International, threatened the Swarthmore chapter with legal action because of their planned series of events featuring Palestine solidarity activists.

The new name, Swarthmore Kehila (meaning “community”), was approved by Jewish students after a vote over the weekend.

Mar 24 06:57

UK supermarket Waitrose suffers brand damage for promoting Israel

A UK supermarket chain’s promotion of Israel as a food-lover’s paradise has backfired following a massive backlash on social media.

The deluge of Facebook and Twitter messages directed at Waitrose, criticizing its distribution of a brochure titled Taste of Israel in February, has also attracted attention from the mainstream media in the last two weeks, adding to the supermarket’s PR woes.

Mar 24 06:42

Syria militants congratulate Netanyahu’s election victory

Leaders of various militant groups operating against the Syrian government have sent congratulatory messages to Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his victory in the Israeli elections, urging Tel Aviv to continue its support.

Mar 24 06:25

McCain: Congress could defund UN if US backs Palestine bid

In a restive interview Saturday, Obama had suggested that Israel’s democracy may “erode” following contentious statements by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of Tuesday’s election. His comments came amid a nadir in ties between the two leaders over the right approach to tackling Iran’s nuclear program and the Israeli leader’s controversial speech before Congress earlier this month.

Responding to signals from the White House that the US could stop using its United Nations Security Council veto power to quash unilateral resolutions in support of Palestinian statehood, McCain, chairman of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee, warned Obama against such a move.

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ATTENTION ARIZONA VOTERS. Isn't it great that you live in a state where everything runs so smoothly McCain has nothing better to do than pander to the will of a foreign leader?

Mar 24 06:19

Settlers attack Palestinian children in South Hebron Hills, injure 6-year-old girl

Masked Israeli settlers from the illegal settlement of Ma’on, south of Hebron, threw stones at Palestinian children and injured a six-year-old child, Saturday. The child sustained a head injury and was taken to the nearest hospital for medical treatment, according to witnesses … The Hebron Defense Committee has reported that two masked settlers threw stones, on Saturday afternoon, at two children from Khirbet at-Tawil, southeast of Yatta town. The Committee added that a child, identified as Sojoud Mahmoud ‘Awad, 6 years of age, was struck in the head, and one of her legs.

Mar 24 06:19

World Water Day protest targets Massachusetts-Israel Water Partnership

Demonstrators urged the Commonwealth not to be complicit with Israel’s theft of Palestinian water and policies that have been widely denounced as ‘Water Apartheid.’ The UN had declared that water is a human right, and Massachusetts should respect that right without exception.

The literature distributed to hundreds of passers-by and to MassCEC staff members distilled the findings of scores of reports by international agencies including Amnesty International and Palestinian organizations such as Al Haq:

Israel appropriates Palestinian water resources for its own residents. Illegal West Bank settlements fill their swimming pools while water taps in Palestinian villages and refugee camps run dry for months at a time.

Israel has destroyed Palestinian wells, cisterns and irrigation and sewage systems and prevented Palestinians from drilling new wells and irrigating their land.

Mar 24 06:18

Conservative Radio Host: If You Oppose Netanyahu, You Oppose God

In “Obama Bypasses God and Netanyahu,” CPAC darling Dr. Laurie Roth (having that title sure doesn’t make them smarter does it?) argues that if you oppose Benjamin Netanyahu, you oppose God. Oh sweet little baby Jesus, no!

Mar 24 01:41

White House officials say Israel spied on Iran talks to sink nuclear deal

Top White House officials have revealed that Israel began to spy on the closed-door nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group last year in order to sink an agreement.

Mar 23 18:30

The Debate: Bush and Blair War Crimes: Ken O'Keefe

In March 2003, the US and its allies invaded Iraq under the pretext of annihilating weapons of mass destruction Saddam Hussein had in his arsenals. George W. Bush and Tony Blair, the leaders of the US and Britain, spearheaded the invasion that removed Saddam, the former Iraqi dictator, from power, yet left the country in ruins and claimed more than a million Iraqi lives. In this edition of the Debate, we ask Ken O'Keefe, a peace activist and former US Marine from London, and Lee Kaplan, an investigative journalist from San Francisco to answer when those responsible for the war crimes will be held accountable.

Mar 23 15:52

Southampton University’s win-win conflict with UK Zionists

Gilad Atzmon debunks the lame arguments deployed by Britain’s Jewish lobbyists and stooges in a so far abortive effort to bully Southampton University into cancelling a conference on Israel and international law.

Mar 23 15:17

ISRAELI RACISM MUST BE ABOLISHED, NOT APOLOGISED FOR

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he regretted offending Israel’s Arabs during a rallying call on election day last week that his critics had denounced as racist.

Mar 23 15:07

Israel Reinstates Life Terms On Former Political Prisoner

The Ahrar Center for Detainees’ Studies and Human Rights has reported that the Israeli Authorities reinstated the two life-term verdict of a Palestinian political prisoner, who was rearrested by the army, after being previously released as part of the Shalit Prisoner Swap Deal.

Mar 23 14:46

Netanyahu election aftermath: Reaping the consequences of Israeli fanaticism

Mearsheimer and Walt try to see Israel as a normal state capable of making rational decisions, but the extremists are in charge and have been so at least since the 1967 War. Any attempt to make a meaningful withdrawal from the West Bank and Jerusalem and to allow a viable Palestinian state would produce a civil war among Israelis and likely provoke a strong response by the lobby on the side of the nonaccommodationists. The fate of the Oslo peace process, the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and the support by the lobby of the most radical elements within Israel certainly argue that there is little chance of a successful move in this direction.

Mar 23 14:43

Netanyahu’s Fanatic Supporters Make Opposition Candidate Fear for His Life to Raise the Palestinian Issue

Related to my recent article on the fanatics who support Netanyahu and the Right in Israel, Philip Weiss notes that Labor candidate Yitzhak Herzog did not raise the Palestinian issue in a meaningful way during the election campaign for fear of his life.

Mar 23 14:31

Is there any significance to the Obaman-Netanyahu Rift?

When Barack Obama became president six years ago, his two top aides were the dedicated Zionists Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod. In the days leading up to his inauguration, he refused to comment on Israel’s sadistic and cowardly bombardment of Gaza, sending a clear message that an Obama administration would continue the established American tradition of sheltering Israel from the consequences of its atrocities.

Mar 23 13:20

The Jewish Left Is Not the Solution; It Is the Heart of the Problem

The hardcore Israeli hawks admit their tribalism and are motivated by the search for a home for their true Jewish nature and the meaning of Jewish politics while our imaginary Jewish ‘dove’ ‘allies’ invest their political energy in concealing what is obvious about a ‘Jewish’ state,’ its Jewishness and the role of that Jewishness in its politics.

Mar 23 12:49

Presidential candidate Cruz: 'Imagine a president who stands unapologetically with Israel'

In speaking to an audience at Liberty University, an evangelical Christian school in Virginia, Texas Senator Ted Cruz received an extended applause for criticism directed at US President Barack Obama's relationship with Israel.

"Instead of a president who boycotts Prime Minister Netanyahu, imagine a president who stands unapologetically with Israel," Cruz said.

Cruz, a conservative firebrand who frequently clashes with leaders of his Republican Party, became the first major figure from either party to jump into the 2016 US presidential election race on Monday.

Mar 23 12:10

For Hamza: Arms Sanctions against Israel’s Everyday Terrorism

To boost Israeli arms sales, Palestinian families have suffered three onslaughts of ‘systematic genocide’ wars in 6 years and are condemned to a life that is unnatural, stressful, traumatic waiting for the next Israeli weapons testing that will again turn Gaza into ground zero*……

Mar 23 11:59

US House lawmakers: Iran deal must halt nuclear program for 'decades'

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers has signed a letter telling President Barack Obama that any nuclear accord must constrain Iran's nuclear program for “decades” before Congress will roll back sanctions.

Mar 23 11:50

US Heightens Military Presence in Gulf as Iran Nuclear Deal Approaches

As the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 nations come to a head, the US begins Eagle Resolve, a massive military exercise in the Persian Gulf.

With the support of regional allies, the US moved nearly 3,000 military personnel, as well as "air, land, sea, and special operations components," into the gulf on March 8. Taking place just off the coast of Kuwait, the exercise will continue through the end of the month, and is meant to improve the military’s response time should an incident occur in the region.

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You know, like Israel bombing Iran's power station the way they did Iraq's!

Mar 23 11:02

Israel’s “Every Day Terrorism”, Crimes against Palestinian Children. For Hamza: Arms Sanctions Against Israel

Look carefully, look tenderly, don’t turn away. Please don’t turn away as all the nations of the world have, for decades, turned away from Palestine.

Hamza is Palestine.

Look carefully at Israel’s savage violation to his once perfect little body when on the 25th July 2014, Israel’s soldiers loaded and fired pale blue artillery shells that discharged white incendiary rain on Gaza in hundreds of phosphorous-impregnated felt wedges as Hamza and his family slept.

Imagine the agony Hamza suffered from the moment the white phosphorous struck and burrowed through his soft three year old skin. Phosphorous burns are only contained by blocking off oxygen but the extreme pain and, as you can see, the horrific tissue damage endures.

Hamza’s father and two siblings were also burnt but luckily their injuries were less severe. Imagine the wounded family’s terrifying walk through the night to the nearest hospital.

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As someone who loves children, looking at this image is very painful for me.

But even more painful is the clear realization that the Israeli government's attitude that this child doesn't matter; that he is just a statistic, collateral damage, if you will, and not to be given a second's thought.

The members of the IDF who ran this operation are probably cursing to themselves that they didn't finish the family off, outright.

And there's the problem.

The nation of Israel, in the 21st century, has become a singularly dystopian country; a xenophobically apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy with nuclear weapons.

Unfortunately, the US government has enabled this behaviour by doling out money and weapons (all of which are completely illegal, under the Symington Act)to a country where its leadership believes that there is no moral or spiritual parity, or equivalent, between the lives of Palestinians, and the lives of Israelis.

This would be a terrible failing for even one individual to believe this way; but when your entire nation believes this, it is a recipe for an absolute catastrophe.

Mar 23 11:00

The Southampton University Win/Win Situation

I am thrilled by the Zionist despair surrounding the Southampton University Conference on Israel’s legitimacy. The conference, due to take place next month, plans to examine the legality of Israel in the eye of international law.

British Jews are in state of panic and for good reason. They are facing a lose/lose situation. If the conference goes ahead, it may produce some dry academic papers regarding Israeli criminality; but if the conference is cancelled, it will establish clear evidence of the vindictive nature of the Jewish leadership and its crude interference with academic freedom and the British values of tolerance and diversity.

Mar 23 10:35

Neocon McCain Defends Racist Netanyahu

In an interview with CNN on Sunday, Arizona Senator John McCain (R) defended Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's racist election-day tirade against Palestinians, dismissing criticisms of the head of state as "Orwellian."

Mar 23 09:50

ASS KISSERS FINAL ~~ NETANYAHU TO FORM NEW GOVERNMENT

After attaining the support of 61 future Knesset members, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has officially won the right to form Israel’s 34th government on Monday.

Mar 23 09:50

Obama: We Take Netanyahu at His Word in Opposing Two-State Solution

In his first public comments since the election on the worsening US-Israeli relations, President Barack Obama said he believes he has to take Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu at his word when he say he opposes Palestinian statehood.

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Sir, forgive me, but how in heaven's name has it taken you THIS long, in the second term of your presidency, to have this magnificent a grasp of the obvious, which you should have known even before you were sworn in the first time?!?

Netanyahu has gone out of his way to avoid, evade, and strategise about how to never hold meaningful talks about a viable Palestinian state.

His "final solution" to the "Palestinian problem" has been serial genocide against the Palestinians, and I would almost be certain that casualty counts in each of the wars against Gaza were sharply debated, in terms of how many the world would tolerate, before the world would pull its funding, and business, from Tel Aviv.

I am having a palm to forehead moment, at extreme velocity, upon reading this.

IF I, and other, sane Americans understood this quite clearly when you came into
office: why didn't you?!?!?

Mar 23 09:50

’13’ IS A LUCKY NUMBER FOR PALESTINE

At first glance the Joint Arab List is a band of four parties that were coerced to run on a single ticket after the Israeli election threshold was increased, an obstacle propelled by right-wing groups. The perception was hardliners wanted Arab parties out of Knesset. The way they could achieve this was to force an ultimatum: Arab political groups, and one mixed party, would have to unite in a country where political divisions can be lethal to a faction’s survival.

Mar 23 09:49

PROTEST MTV’S DECISION TO MAKE CHANGE TO HUNGARY’S EUROVISION ENTRY

Israel is protesting Hungary’s Eurovision entry, which includes condemnation against Operation Protective Edge and mentions the number of Palestinian children killed during the 2014 Israeli military campaign.

Israeli Ambassador Ilan Mor turned to the Hungarian broadcasting authority, expressed his country’s reservations over the planned song and asked that the problematic segment be removed.

The Eurovision Song Contest will be held in May in Vienna, Austria. Hungary’s song this year, “Wars for Nothing,” will be performed by a group of three singers led by Hungarian singer-songwriter Boggie. The song has an anti-war message, focusing on the victims of violence and wars in the world. One of the captions in the song’s video refers to Operation Protective Edge, stating: “2014 – Gaza – two-thirds of the victims were civilians, including more than 500 children.”

Mar 23 09:05

Israeli Delegation Heads to France to Try to Kill Iran Deal

A delegation of senior Israeli officials are headed to Paris this weekend, with plans to meet with top French officials, whom they hope to convince to abandon the ongoing Iran nuclear negotiations.

Traditionally, this lobby against diplomacy at the most vital times of negotiations would involve a pilgrimage to DC, though growing acrimony between the Obama Administration and the Netanyahu government appears to have convinced the later that the French are their best bet to sabotage the nuclear deal.

French officials have at times been the least reasonable in the Iran negotiations, and Israeli officials seem to be betting on another such round of last-minute unreasonableness to kill what seems to be a rapidly approaching deal.

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Walking away from a nuclear energy deal with Iran will probably mean a Western/Israeli war against it.

BTW, did anyone get the memo, either in Washington or Tel Aviv, that Russia and Iran inked a military cooperation deal earlier this year?!?

Thought not.

And by the way, Prime Minister Netanyahu: now might be a wonderful time to start a conversation about Israel's nuclear weapons capabilities!!

Because under the Symington Amendment, any monetary or military aid from the US government to Israel is strictly illegal, because you do have nuclear weapons, refuse to allow them to be inspected, and Israel will NOT sign the NNPT, which Iran has done.

Mar 23 08:53

Israel shuns UN rights session on Gaza onslaught

Israel has inexplicably shunned a UN Human Rights Council’s special session on the grim situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, and the Israeli military’s devastating offensive against the besieged Gaza Strip last summer.

A source close to the council said on condition of anonymity that Israel's absence from the meeting in the Swiss city of Geneva on Monday clearly amounted to a boycott.

"We won't comment on that," a spokeswoman with the Israeli mission said. The United States also did not take part in Monday's discussions.

Mar 23 07:40

BEX ALERT - Top Iranian Official Promises to Raise Flag of Islam over White House

While Secretary of State John Kerry continues to negotiate with Iran over their nuclear program, one of that country’s top military officials has vowed to “raise the banner of Islam over the White House.”

According to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Ali Shirazi, the representative of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) elite Qods Force, made the remarks at a February 26 ceremony attended by families of martyrs.

According to MEMRI, Shirazi promised that:

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And as soon as we see MEMRI, we can stop reading, as MEMRI is a known Israeli propaganda front, providing free translations of Arabic media to the western press, translations that are always skewed and deceptive.

Mar 23 06:52

'Violence extremely high': EU report slams Israel for settlement building in Jerusalem

An EU report suggests Jerusalem has reached a dangerous boiling point of ‘polarization and violence.’ The account, published by the Guardian, says the EU may take a tougher line against Israel as it continues to build illegal settlements in the city.

The report is prepared annually by the European countries' missions in Jerusalem, who advise EU foreign policymakers. The leaked text, obtained by the Guardian newspaper, describes the emergence of a “vicious cycle of violence … increasingly threatening the viability of the two-state solution,” which it says has been stoked by the continuation of “systematic” settlement building by Israel in “sensitive areas” of Jerusalem.

Mar 23 06:50

Obama confirms ‘evaluating options’ after Netanyahu’s ‘no Palestinian state’ pledge

Since Netanyahu apparently meant what he said in announcing that there would be no Palestinian state on his watch, the White House is re-evaluating its policy towards Israel and seeking other option to avoid chaos in the region, the US President has said.

Commenting on the Israeli elections for the first time after PM Netanyahu’s victory, US president Barack Obama made it clear that the US supports the two-state solution in the Israeli conflict despite the PM’s strong pre-election rhetoric.

The two-state solution is “the only way for the long-term security of Israel, if it wants to stay both a Jewish state and democratic,” US President said in his interview with Huntington Post.

Mar 23 06:48

Israel shoots 30 Palestinian children since January: Report

A new report shows the Israeli forces are still using excessive force against the Palestinian children in the occupied territories, targeting them with live bullets.

The global movement for the defense of children in Palestine said in a statement that it has documented 30 cases since the beginning of January this year in which the Israeli forces shot the Palestinian children with live bullets.

It added that 29 Palestinian children were shot while they were participating in peaceful marches in the West Bank and the last one was shot by Israeli settlers in Silwan town in the occupied al-Quds (Jerusalem).

Mar 23 06:45

McCain: US Senate will block nuclear agreement with Iran

Republican Senator John McCain has threatened that the US Senate would block any nuclear deal, should the Obama administration reach an agreement with Iran.

McCain told CNN on Sunday that “we will do everything in our power to make sure we do play a role because we think that's our constitutional obligations.”

“I don't think they will reach a deal that we can live with,” he added.

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John McCain is willing to defy the White House and the American people, neither of whom want any more wars, to please his Israeli masters, who do want war with Iran (as long as your sons and daughters fight it for them). This is a family tradition with the McCains. If you will recall, it was his father, Admiral John McCain, who ran the coverup of Israel's attack on the USS Liberty, a previous attempt by Israel to trick the US into wars on its enemies.

Mar 23 06:30

Je Suis Zeon: French Freedom of Speech is a Myth, Says Cartoonist

Journalists and cartoonists defended their right for freedom of speech. But it seems like something is rotten in France.

A Frenchman called Zeon, 31, originally from Paris told Sputnik France his striking story. Recently he was arrested by the French government for his caricatures.

“On Tuesday March 3, 2015, police broke into my house at 7 a.m. The officers were following orders of a judge and led me to the court and then put me under arrest. I was arrested for a caricature which I drew in 2011 and which was opposed by the organization BNVCA (National Bureau of Monitoring of Anti-Semitism). The organization filed a complaint on me in 2011. Currently, the investigation continues.”

He used to draw comics, and since 2007 engaged in caricatures and gained fame as a caricaturist. Currently he leads a group of illustrators and caricaturists who have been boycotted by the media.

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Je suis hypocrite!

Apparently in France, freedom of speech means freedom to make fun of anyone ... except Israel. That is not freedom of speech, that is permitted speech!

Mar 23 06:27

United States Will Not Take Floor At U.N. Rights Debate on Israel, Palestinians

“The U.S. delegation will not be speaking about Palestine today,” a U.S. spokesman in Geneva told Reuters in response to a query as the debate began. He declined further comment.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s allies acknowledged on Sunday that his election-eve disavowal of a Palestinian state had caused a rift with the White House, but blamed U.S. President Barack Obama’s unprecedented criticism on a misunderstanding.

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Finally we see some spine from the White House!

Mar 23 02:41

John McCain to Obama: 'Get over your temper tantrum' on Israel

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) says President Obama needs to grow up and "get over" his disagreements with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

(*Sen. John McCain needs to get his @$$ in line , and remember which country he's supposed to be serving , and get over those generous AIPAC payments)

Mar 22 20:40

Obama takes on Netanyahu

US President Barack Obama has said that he takes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “at his word” that he cannot support a separate Palestinian state alongside Israel, as he dismissed the claim that Netanyahu has softened his stance since winning re-election.

In an interview published with The Huffington Post, Obama said he told Netanyahu in a phone call Thursday, "it is going to be hard to find a path where people are seriously believing that negotiations are possible" - after the Israeli leader rejected the idea of a Palestinian state during the elections.

Mar 22 16:35

What does Netanyahu’s re-election mean?

Lawrence Davidson assesses the consequences of Binyamin Netanyahu’s re-election for Israelis, Palestinians and the US, arguing that, ultimately, the Palestinians may be the only beneficiaries and the Jews the biggest losers.

Mar 22 15:05

From One Hawk to Another: McCain Defends Netanyahu's Racist Rant

In an interview with CNN on Sunday, Arizona Senator John McCain (R) defended Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's racist election-day tirade against Palestinians, dismissing criticisms of the head of state as "Orwellian."

Mar 22 13:08

Harper call to Netanyahu: Canada supports two-state solution

Harper has reiterated Canada’s support for a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians during a phone call to newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Mar 22 11:07

The Jewish Left Is Not The Solution, It Is The Heart Of The Problem

I have never met Jeff Halper. What I know about him is that he is an American Jew who settled on Palestinian land but opposes Israeli house demolition. Halper appears to be a participant in the Zionist project while at the same time opposing the measures that have been implemented to sustain that plunderous project.

Halper’s moral discrepancy shouldn’t take us by surprise, he is far from alone. This behavioural mode is symptomatic of Jewish Left thinking in general and the Jewish anti Zionist call in particular. Instead of presenting a genuine ethical argument, the Jewish Left is a desperate attempt to convey an ‘image’ of Jewish moral awareness. Instead of being ethical they mimic a true ethical argument.

Mar 22 10:44

Obama looks difficult to find a path to peace between Israelis and Palestinians

The US president, Barack Obama, said the denial by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that includes two states makes "hard to find a way" to serious negotiations to resolve the issue .

During an interview published on Saturday, the president said that "it takes the word" Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that while in office ever exist an independent Palestinian state next to Israel, a further indication of the strained relations between the two allies.

http://whatisusa.info/obama-looks-difficult-to-find-a-path-to-peace-be...

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