ISRAEL

Jul 19 12:29

Palestinian, Israeli Supporters clash during protest in Calgary

Palestinian and Israeli supporters clashed during a planned Palestinian protest against the conflict in Gaza outside Calgary's City Hall on Friday night.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As usual, Israel's supporters show up to a protest they are not invited to and start a ruckus. This kind of behavior (along with the DOS attack still going on on my server) is an admission that Israel knows they are legally and morally in the wrong in their actions in Gaza and have to resort to thuggery to get what they want.

Jul 19 12:22

ZIO BEX ALERT ~~~ MORE LIES TO JUSTIFY SLAUGHTER

zios claim this was from Gaza …. ‘Hamas using children as human shields’ …

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Look where it’s really from …

Jul 19 11:42

Video: Outraged constituents confront CT Senator Chris Murphy over support for Gaza attack

Commentary from Mondoweiss:
When Senator Chris Murphy invited his Connecticut constituents to a hike up East Rock Park this morning, he did not expect to be met by activists from the Middle East Crisis Committee and Jewish Voice for Peace. The activists had gathered to express outrage at Murphy’s support for Israel’s ongoing massacre of over 300 Gazans. Captured on video, Senator Murphy denied knowledge of the Senate’s recent Resolution 498–a greenlight for Israel’s war–despite the fact that Murphy himself co-sponsored it.

“I was staggered to hear Murphy deny support for a bill that he co-sponosred,” said Stan Heller of the Middle East Crisis Committee.

http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/outraged-constituents-confront.html

Jul 19 11:31

Israel: America’s Frankenstein monster

......From the American perspective Israel looks something like Frankenstein’s monster, a morally dubious and arguably unnatural creation that was stitched together with the noblest of intentions but not much foresight, and that produced a painful litany of unintended consequences. In that analogy we are Victor Frankenstein, who can never unmake his wayward creature, control it or untether himself from it. If I remember the story correctly, they destroy each other in the end.

Jul 19 09:47

NEW YORKERS HONOUR THE MARTYRS OF GAZA ~~ IN PHOTOS

We met in Bryant Park behind the 42nd St. library, read the names of the dead, and then began a silent walk, only the sound of a drum, across 42nd St to the Israeli Consulate on 2nd Ave. We carried signs, Palestinian flags, figures of people wrapped in white, and some wore blood stained shrouds. People on the crowded streets stood aside and watched our long line pass. Some took photos. When we got to the consulate we chanted and after about an hour we went to the Egyptian Consulate and did the same there.

Jul 19 09:47

ISRAEL WELCOMES FRANCE TO THE LEAGUE OF TYRANTS

France became the first country in the world to ban pro Palestinian demonstrations …. does this make them ‘The Only Democracy In Europe?’ (sic)

Jul 19 09:33

Gaza is a concentration camp, and it’s an American delusion not to recognize that — Weschler

Lawrence Weschler, a writer of considerable mainstream prestige, is sick of prevaricating about Israel. It’s rabid. It has rabies. And Gaza is a concentration camp. Weschler has let loose chiefly because of the “remorseless” and “repetitively compulsive” aspect of Israeli violence. I believe that understanding is now widely shared in the liberal mainstream, and interventions like Weschler’s make it easier for others to speak up. From Truthdig:

I know, I know, and I am bone tired of being told it, when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, there is plenty of blame to go around, but by this point after coming on almost 50 years of Israeli stemwinding and procrastinatory obfuscation, I’d put the proportionate distribution of blame at about the same level as the mortality figures—which is, where are we today (what with Wednesday morning’s four children killed while out playing on a Gaza beach)? What, 280 to 2?

Jul 19 09:29

Israeli tanks withdraw from Beit Lahiya after clashes with Hamas

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

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

Jul 19 09:28

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

Jul 19 09:27

FLASHBACK - Russia preparing to develop Gaza gas field

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jul 19 08:31

Gaza: Israel's $4 billion gas grab

Never mind the 'war on terror' rhetoric, writes Nafeez Ahmed. The purpose of Israel's escalating assault on Gaza is to control the Territory's 1.4 trillion cubic feet of gas - and so keep Palestine poor and weak, gain massive export revenues, and avert its own domestic energy crisis.

Jul 19 08:28

Civilian casualties grow in Israeli attacks

The Kamal Adwan hospital in northern Gaza buzzes with activity, as dozens of Palestinians rush in with injuries from artillery fire. Usually, patients feel protected in the hospital, but not on Friday morning, after the news spread that an Israeli tank shell hit a hospital in Beit Hanoun.

Jul 19 08:17

US-backed Israeli Invasion of Gaza Unleashes Death and Destruction

The death, destruction and human suffering caused by Israel’s 11-day-old onslaught against the impoverished and densely populated Gaza Strip increased sharply Friday. Israeli troops and armored columns continued pushing into the territory in an invasion launched the night before, even as the bombardment from air, land and sea intensified.

The death toll rose rapidly to the 300 mark on Friday, while the number of wounded climbed to well over 2,200. What is unfolding in Gaza is a calculated and savage war crime against a largely defenseless population carried out with the full and open support of Washington and the complicity of the European Union, the Arab regimes and the Palestinian Authority (PA) of President Mahmoud Abbas.

Jul 19 07:46

Alexei Sayle: Israel is Jimmy Savile of nation states

“Israel is the Jimmy Saville of nation states,” Sayle said on Tuesday during an interview with Caabu (Council for Arab-British Understanding).

“It clearly doesn't care about damaging the lives of children,” he added, referring to the late entertainer.

Sayle also described Israel as a “teenager that’s never been given any boundaries.”

“[Israel] is endlessly indulged by its doting parents, the West, and has become a psychopath as a result.

“It thinks that everybody else is in the wrong and it is in the right,” he said.

Jul 19 07:33

GAZA UNDER ATTACK

A chronology of disproportionate attacks on Gaza

Jul 19 07:20

Norwegian surgeon witnesses Israeli war crimes in Gaza

Gilbert, 67, a surgeon, murmurs as he walks in the Intensive Care Unit: "This is outrageous, horrific and unbelievable... what's happening is no less than premeditated killing and genocide."

In an interview with Safa News, Gilbert says the Israeli occupation deliberately uses internationally forbidden destructive weapons in its continued onslaught on Gaza.

"Israeli bombs cause injuries that cannot be immediately seen via x-ray," Gilbert said, "After a period of time, the injury starts to bleed."

"The material used in these bombs is uncommon, which explains why we cannot cure the injured parts, and in some cases doctors are forced to amputate them," he says.

Jul 19 06:40

Harper's one-sided approach to Gaza is a betrayal of Canadian values

Certain minimal standards are expected of a national leader in what is known as the "civilized world."

One of those standards would seem to be that, when massive numbers of defenceless civilians are being killed, a national leader should call for the killing to stop.

Jul 19 06:32

Rolling coverage of current situation in Gaza

Jul 19 06:28

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

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

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

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

Jul 19 06:17

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

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

And still the mighty international community shuffles and mumbles.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jul 19 06:16

Gaza death toll reaches 316 as Israel continues attacks

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 19 06:15

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jul 19 06:03

Israel targets hospitals in Gaza assault

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

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

Jul 19 05:56

Israel's military by the numbers

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jul 19 05:29

Israel/Gaza Updates

Jul 18 18:30

Glenn Greenwald: Why Did NBC Pull Veteran Reporter After He Witnessed Israeli Killing of Gaza Kids?

Glenn Greenwald: I’ve gotten to understand a lot more about how these large media outlets function. I’ve worked with some of them over the last year in the reporting I’ve done. And it really is remarkable, and not hyperbole, that there is nothing that makes major media figures and news executives more petrified than reporting on Israel. I mean, the way in which they become so frightened to do any sort of reporting that could make what they call Israel’s supporters inside the United States angry really can’t be overstated.

Jul 18 18:14

Civilian causalities grow in Israeli attacks

Mohammed Omer reports

At least 35 civilian Palestinians, including children, have been killed since Israel began Gaza's ground invasion.

Jul 18 17:53

Jewish Iranian MP: Israel behaving like Nazi Germany

The designated representative of the Iranian Jewish community in Iran’s parliament lambasted Israel’s actions in Gaza on Monday, and drew comparisons between the Jewish state and Nazi Germany.

“The Zionist regime’s crimes are reminiscent of the actions taken by the German Nazis during the first and second world wars,” Siamak Moreh Sedgh told Fars News Agency.

Jul 18 17:50

Israeli officials call for cutting energy and food supplies to Gaza

Israel's Deputy Defence Minister Danny Danon stressed that it is important to pressure Hamas and the people of Gaza through cutting off electricity and bombing Gaza's power plant and destroying it completely.

In a radio interview yesterday Danon called on Netanyahu to cut off the electricity supplies that Israel provides to the power plant, and to prevent the flow of fuel, food and basic goods into Gaza.

Jul 18 17:47

New air raid brings the death toll in Gaza over 300

More dead than MH17, and more to come.

Jul 18 17:29

Benjamin Netanyahu Stops Pretending To Support A Sovereign Palestinian State

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opposes the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state in the West Bank, he told reporters last week in remarks that largely have been overlooked.

“There cannot be a situation, under any agreement, in which we relinquish security control of the territory west of the River Jordan," he said July 11 at a press conference. But if Israel doesn't relinquish security control, Palestinians cannot establish a state. The alternative, then, would be a single state in which Palestinians are residents but not full citizens.

"That sentence, quite simply, spells the end to the notion of Netanyahu consenting to the establishment of a Palestinian state,” summed up Times of Israel editor David Horovitz, whom Ha'aretz described as a Netanyahu supporter.

Jul 18 17:09

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

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

Jul 18 17:00

CNN Removes Reporter Diana Magnay From Israel-Gaza After 'Scum' Tweet

The Zionist controlled Mainstream media does everything to block the truth

The removal of Magnay comes a day after NBC News pulled Ayman Mohyeldin from Gaza. NBC’s decision to remove the widely praised Mohyeldin, and unwillingness to explain why, has been met with anger and frustration from journalists inside and outside the network.

Jul 18 16:21

Seize the moment! Boycott Israel

Stuart Littlewood calls for comprehensive sanctions against Israel and its Western mouthpieces and stooges – as well as against media such as the BBC which consistently fail to challenge Zionist disinformation.

Jul 18 16:12

Israeli police ransack Tariq Abu Khdeir family home and arrest relatives in apparent revenge raid

Just hours after 15-year-old Tariq Abu Khdeir left for Ben Gurion International Airport to return home to Tampa, Florida, Israeli police raided and ransacked the home of his family in the Shufat neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem. The police arrested Abu Khdeir’s uncle and cousins without charges.

The Israeli motive appears to have been revenge for the family’s role in publicizing CCTV footage of Abu Khdeir’s brutal beating at the hands of Israeli police, and their public campaign to secure his return to the US.

Jul 18 13:05

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

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

Jul 18 12:39

Israel urges its citizens, diplomats to leave Turkey

Israel has urged its citizens and diplomats to leave Turkey, Milliyet newspaper reported citing diplomatic sources.

Jul 18 12:30

Turkey sees Israel’s actions against Palestinians as state terrorism

Turkey considers Israel's actions against Palestinians as state terrorism, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said answering reporters' questions, according to the TRT Haber TV channel.

Jul 18 12:21

Chile to suspend trade talks with Israel over Gaza bombing

Chile has suspended Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations with Israel and id considering the withdrawal of its ambassador to Tel Aviv in protest against the Israeli bombing campaign on Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip.

Jul 18 12:15

Displaced Gazans almost double in 24 hours: UN

The number of displaced Gazans has almost doubled in the past 24 hours, hitting 40,000 people since Israel began a major ground operation, a U.N. agency said Friday.

Jul 18 11:48

Palestine demo outside Broadcasting House

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jul 18 11:18

Rabbi Against Israel (Zionism)

Jul 18 10:57

Tell NBC News: Let Ayman Mohyeldin Report from Gaza

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

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

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

Jul 18 10:42

Israel: Stop the Invasion of Gaza, Stop the Bombing of Gaza, Free the Palestinian Prisoners

According to Ha'aretz correspondent Amira Hass, the IDF has been conducting mass arrests in the West Bank, between 10 and 30 every day. Twenty-four of the arrested are members of the Palestinian parliament from Hamas' Change and Reform party. The number of those arrested since the kidnapping and murder of the Israeli teens has already exceeded 1,000. The Palestinians are convinced that most of those detained have nothing to do with the kidnapping and that these are mainly political arrests for purposes of intimidation and revenge.

Jul 18 10:08

AFTERMATH OF THE ‘HUMANITARIAN CEASEFIRE’

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

Jul 18 10:07

CONDEMNATION OF ISRAEL IS NOT ENOUGH

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

Jul 18 10:07

THE SLAUGHTER OF CHILDREN IS BAD PUBLICITY FOR ZION

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 18 10:05

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

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

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

Jul 18 09:44

CNN forced to film Israelis cheer Gaza strike

That may in part also explain her angry tweet against the crowd on the hill, calling them “scum” after they made threats if she did not say nice things about Israel. The tweet, of course, was quickly deleted – presumably after her minders at CNN intervened.

Jul 18 09:42

Gaza deaths soar to 264 on day 11 of Israel assault

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jul 18 09:38

Was MH17 Sabotaged By An Israeli Security Team At Amsterdam Schiphol Airport?

As the only non-European journalist to cover The Hague inquiry into the Amsterdam crash of El Al flight 1862 (October 1992), which destroyed a Biljmeer district apartment complex, I discovered many aspects of the Israeli security set-up at Schipol International Airport and the role of the Mossad intelligence agency in secret operations there, one of Europe’s business transport hubs. This same airport spy network is very likely involved in the recent crash of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 over the Ukraine. . . .

. . . Once again, this time in the destruction of MH17, there is an Israeli-connected air crash with political ramifications involving Israeli strategic interests, inside Israel exactly when its military launches an invasion of Gaza and in troubled Ukraine, a supplier of military electronics to the IDF.

Jul 18 09:37

Israel and the Psychological Dynamics of Totalitarianism

Silence, in the face of extreme moral provocation, is not golden; it is cowardice, in this case, for a Jewish person deeply respectful of Judaism for its ethical principles and writings, its “home” to much of modern radicalism and social protest across religious, racial, ethnic lines in struggles on behalf of all humankind, the seat of devotion for his parents, to be silent NOW, is to be complicit in the degradation of one’s faith as Israel taking the name of the Jewish State and claiming to represent world Jewry commits wanton war crimes and atrocities—and has for some time—on a helpless, desperate, defenseless people who have been under the Iron Heel of occupation for decades. Palestinians face subjugation on a daily basis; I, and my fellow Jews, face the long-term desecration of our faith and, ultimately, separation from God. For what purpose? To what end?

Jul 18 09:29

Netanyahu and Rahm Emmanuel Agree: Never Let a Crisis Go To Waste

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

While the world is focused on the questions surrounding the Malaysian flight that crashed in Ukraine on July 17 and the aftermath that will result from it, another campaign of genocide in a long list of campaigns of genocide is taking place in Gaza...

Jul 18 08:53

Rejecting victimhood: the case for Palestinian resistance

I wonder whether, when the settler-colonial army of Israel is pounding Gaza, Palestinians should grab guitars, pianos, and white ribbons, look up at their oppressors flying over their heads in apaches and F16s, and sing a lullaby of peace. Perhaps, then, we can impress Middle East “experts” and “non-violent resistance” -mind you, I am using the V word- butterflies. I wonder, moreover, what authority, defined by what experience, entitles these experts and butterflies to ask us, the Palestinians, to put down our arms. Nonsense.

Jul 18 08:33

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

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

Jul 18 08:32

Ground Operation In Gaza Kills 18 Palestinians, Israeli Soldier

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

Jul 18 08:09

Judge Napolitano to Obama: Be Like Reagan on Downed Plane

This guy just jumped the Shark! Shame on you Nappy!IMHO you've come out of the closet!

President Barack Obama should go on national television and call Russian President Vladimir Putin a killer, much like President Ronald Reagan did in 1983 when Russians shot down a Korean airliner, says Judge Andrew Napolitano.

Jul 18 08:07

Witnessing Death in Gaza and Cheering Death in Israel

Israeli Crowd Cheers As Missile Hits Gaza Live On CNN ... But CNN reporter think you should not SEE their cheers. Continue reading --> http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24625

Jul 18 08:04

Hostilities in Gaza, UN Situation Report as of 17 July 2014

Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza Emergency Situation Report as of 17 July 2014, 1500 hrs. Continue reading --> http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24648

Jul 18 07:59

Israel ends “humanitarian ceasefire” with new massacre of Gaza children

Four children were killed when Israel resumed its heavy bombardment of the occupied Gaza Strip after the expiry on Thursday afternoon of a five-hour “humanitarian ceasefire” requested by the United Nations.

Jul 18 07:57

Operation Bibi Rescue

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

Jul 18 07:49

Following Bombed Kids, NBC Pulls Reporter For Reporting Truth

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

Jul 18 07:36

Israel cuts diplomatic presence in Turkey amid protests

ISTANBUL/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Friday it was reducing its diplomatic presence in Turkey after protesters angered by its ground offensive into Gaza pelted its consulate in Istanbul with stones and draped Palestinian flags on the ambassador's residence in Ankara.

The Israeli foreign ministry accused Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan of "incitement", saying it was ordering the return of diplomats' families and trimming staffing to a minimum.

Erdogan accused the Jewish state on Wednesday of terrorizing the region and likened an Israeli MP and member of the governing coalition to Hitler. On Friday he maintained the attacks, saying there would be no improvement in relations whilst he or his administration remained in charge.

Jul 18 07:23

The U.S. and Israel Plan the Destruction of the Nation State of Iraq

The concept of a “Greater Israel”, according to the founding father of Zionism Theodore Herzl, is a Jewish State stretching: “From the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates.” Rabbi Fischmann, of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, stated to the UN Special Committee on 9th July 1947 that: “The Promised Land extends from the River of Egypt up to the Euphrates, it includes parts of Syria and Lebanon”, wrote Michel Chossudovsky. Thus “from the Nile to the Euphrates.” Herzl’s detailed thesis was written in 1904.

Jul 18 07:19

Outrage as France become first country in world to ban pro-Palestine demos

France's Socialist government provoked outrage today by becoming the first in the world to ban protests against Israeli action in Palestine.

In what is viewed as an outrageous attack on democracy, Socialist Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said mass demonstrations planned for the weekend should be halted.

Mr Cazeneuve said there was a ‘threat to public order’, while opponents said he was ‘criminalising’ popular support of the Palestinian people.

Thousands were set to march against the ongoing slaughter in Gaza, calling for an immediate end to hostilities in which civilians including many children have been killed.

Jul 18 07:17

Four to one mortuary slab: Devastating picture emerges of ANOTHER Palestinian family crushed by loss of their children to Israel's ground and air offensive in Gaza

The bodies of four children, three from the same family, lie on a single mortuary slab in the latest devastating picture to emerge of another Palestinian family crushed by their loss, as Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of a 'significant expansion' of the ground and air offensive in Gaza.

Jul 18 07:15

CNN reporter calls Israelis who gathered to watch bombardment of Gaza 'scum' after she was threatened by them as she reported

CNN's International correspondent Diana Magnay labeled a group of Israeli's who were cheering missiles striking Palestininan positions on Thursday night in Gaza 'scum'.

Magnay took to Twitter to express her fury after the group of whooping Israeli's watching from the hills above Sderot 'threatened to destroy' her team's car if the British reporter used negative language.

Almost as soon as she posted the controversial comment Magnay deleted it as she continued to provide dispatches for CNN through the night on Israel's land invasion of Gaza which followed ten days of brutal airstrikes.

Jul 18 07:14

Horror in Gaza after Israel cuts power and sends in tanks

Israeli forces began a ground invasion of Gazalast night, Thursday. Tanks and infantry units crossed into northern Gaza, supported by heavy bombing.

They killed at least 11 Palestinians overnight, including one five month old baby, with the death toll rising to 27 by Friday afternoon.

The bulk of the Gaza strip was also thrown into darkness as Israel cut off the electricity before going in.

Jul 18 06:58

Flight MH17: Has Clinton Given The Game Away or was it Lagarde?

So neat that a few hours after the crash Israel launches a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip. Israeli forces had been amassing at the border for some days, what were they waiting for, a signal, a sign that all eyes were elsewhere when they finally launched the attack?

Could Israel and the United States be willing partners in this event?

Jul 18 06:51

Israel Launches Ground Offensive In Gaza

As much of the world focuses on the Malaysian flight that was allegedly shot down over Ukraine, Israel is preparing to launch a ground offensive against Palestinians living in Gaza.

Announcing the offensive on Twitter, the Israeli Defense Forces wrote "Our goal is to target Hamas' tunnels that enable terrorists to infiltrate Israel and carry out attacks.”

Jul 18 06:48

Palestinian Children Have No Iron Dome

One day after a U.S. congressional committee voted to send more U.S. tax dollars to bolster Israel’s Iron Dome shield, four Palestinian boys were killed on an open beach by Israeli shelling from a naval ship offshore. Where is, of course, no Iron Dome funding for the Palestinians in Gaza.

Will this military asymmetric difference be noticed by congressional committee members who continue to fund Israel’s Iron Dome?

The problem for Washington elected officials is that they live under their own self-imposed ethical shield that keeps them focused on the mantra, “is it good for Israel?”

Neither the American public nor its elected leaders are likely to be exposed to an interview like the one which ran on London’s Channel 4 after the deaths of the four boys on the beach.

The interviewer is Channel 4 host Jon Snow. He spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s spokesman Mark Regev. To view the interview, click here. It runs for nine minutes.

Jul 17 22:47

Israel’s Terror State and the Attack on the People of Gaza

The international media outlets speak of a new Middle Eastern war between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas organization, which rules a tiny strip of Palestine adjacent the Mediterranean Sea that resembles rather a large open-air prison than a state-like entity. Are we really witnesses of a “war” or an attack by a brutal colonial regime against a defenseless and helpless community of people in the Middle East? In order to provide its criminal operations with a veneer of legitimacy, the Israeli government is using war terminology.

Jul 17 22:43

The Dementedness Destroying Israel

Today as the current spring rain of missiles pours down on Gaza, the intent arises from a totally different cause, a manufactured cause created by Netanyahu’s government directed at the Israeli people to elicit unconditional support to destroy Gaza.

Jul 17 19:01

Worldwide demos held against Israel’s atrocities

People from different countries across the world have participated in anti-Israel demonstrations to condemn Tel Aviv’s atrocities against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Thousands of Turkish people took to the streets of Istanbul on Thursday to call for international action to stop the Israeli attacks.

Pakistani protesters also staged a similar demonstration to slam the Israeli onslaught on the besieged enclave.

In the Far East, South Korean protesters marched on Israel's embassy in Seoul, holding placards denouncing the Israeli airstrikes in Gaza. Also, demonstrators in Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur, gathered around the Palestinian embassy in solidarity with the Gazans.

Jul 17 18:55

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

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

Jul 17 17:34

‘We Are Moving from Iron Dome to an Iron Fist’: Israel Launches Ground Invasion of Gaza

Israeli ground troops have invaded the Gaza Strip in an action that the Israeli government says is meant to destroy the network of tunnels Palestinian militants have built that lead into Israel. While the initial ground incursion may be limited to the tunnels, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said in a statement that “the prime minister and the defense minister have ordered the IDF to make preparations for expanding the ground operation.”

Jul 17 17:22

Christopher Bollyn - "How Disinformation is used to Suppress 9-11 Truth"

The 9-11 Truth movement has been the target of disinformation from the very beginning. This, of course, should be expected because the highest-level Zionist culprits behind the false-flag terrorism of 9-11 also control our government and media. Their evil agenda of war and conquest can only succeed by suppressing public awareness of what really happened on 9-11. The perpetrators of 9-11 are behind the disinformation campaign, which is meant to undermine the 9-11 Truth movement. It is, therefore, essential that we understand how they use disinformation to confuse and weaken the integrity of the truth movement. . .

. . . The fact that Donald Fox works for a Canadian financial company, which happens to be the largest partner in Tamir Fishman, an Israeli financial firm where Ehud Barak is a senior partner and adviser, suggests that his disinformation work against 9-11 Truth is connected to his employment at RBC Capital Markets. That would make sense.

Jul 17 16:17

#GazaUnderAttack – Day 12

Gaza: Israel launches massive offensive "Operation Protective Edge" – Day 12 http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24611

Jul 17 15:36

Israel Attacks Gaza Hospitals

Gaza human shields: Foreigners protect hospitals from Israeli airstrikes. The international activists remain in Gaza hospital threatened by Israeli missiles. Continue reading --> http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24562

Jul 17 15:34

All Arabs should be killed, Israeli soldier says

"There's nothing we can do. There won't be peace with them. RETARDS. All Arabs should be killed". Continue reading ? http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24576

Jul 17 15:32

Hostilities in Gaza and Israel, UN Situation Report as of 16 July 2014

Occupied Palestinian Territory: Hostilities in Gaza and Israel Situation Report (as of 16 July 2014, 1500 hrs) http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24592

Jul 17 15:31

Throwing BRICS at Israel

The USA and EU are in a epic brawl for resources and to save the US dollar from being marginalized to keep the current elite in power. What we are seeing is the multi-polar world crashing on the 20th century winners. This is what the conflicts in Ukraine, Iraq, Iran, and others including Gaza are really about.

Now for Israel Firsters, this is major blow because Israel’s power comes from its complete mastery of the USA and EU financial and political systems. Without the USA specifically, Israel is deep trouble.

Jul 17 15:28

#GazaUnderAttack – Day 11

Gaza: Israel launches massive offensive "Operation Protective Edge" – Day 11 http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24596

Jul 17 15:22

Israel is the only state taking the drone threat seriously – Professor David Dunn

A British academic and expert in international studies says the biggest threat of drone technology is its potential use by terrorists and other non-state actors with “malign intent”.

Yet Israel is “perhaps the only state in the world who have taken the drone threat very seriously”, says Professor David Dunn.

Jul 17 14:29

Gaza Live Video

Jul 17 14:17

Israel Launches Ground Offensive In Gaza

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

As much of the world focuses on the Malaysian flight that was allegedly shot down over Ukraine, Israel is preparing to launch a ground offensive against Palestinians living in Gaza.

Announcing the offensive on Twitter, the Israeli Defense Forces wrote "Our goal is to target Hamas' tunnels that enable terrorists to infiltrate Israel and carry out attacks.”

Although there was a brief ceasefire early Thursday so as to allow “residents to stock up on food and other supplies,” fighting resumed between the Israeli occupiers and Hamas when rockets were fired into Israeli occupied territory.

The Israelis responded by launching two airstrikes in the Gaza strip...

Jul 17 13:03

Israel begins ground invasion of Gaza strip

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

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

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

Jul 17 12:56

Exit Agent William Hague... still making excuses for Israel

Stuart Littlewood says the recently-resigned UK foreign secretary, William Hague, was waving Israel’s flag to the last minute, and holds little hope that Hague’s successor, Philip Hammond, would be any better.

Jul 17 12:51

Report: NBC Pulled Reporter From Gaza After He Covered Child Deaths

"Despite this powerful first-hand reporting – or perhaps because of it – Mohyeldin was nowhere to be seen on last night’s NBC Nightly News broadcast with Brian Williams. "

Jul 17 11:18

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

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

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

Jul 17 11:18

Mothers of all Palestinians must be killed: Israeli MP

A pure, unadulterated, bronze-age, Old Testament mindset.

Jul 17 11:17

IMAGES OF THE DAY BY LATUFF

Jul 17 11:17

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

Jul 17 10:58

Selling Israel’s War on Gaza

There is an art to war and there is an art to selling war—to one’s own people and the world at large.

Israel is a master on both tracks. When we speak of the “only democracy” in the Middle East, it is often forgotten—perhaps deliberately—that the country is run by a War or “Security” Cabinet. It is, and has been a military regime with as many powerful religious fanatics as its Iranian nemesis.

Jul 17 10:48

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

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

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

Jul 17 10:45

Not All Israelis are psychos


Why wasn't the Israeli mother who was fluent in English allowed more than a few seconds on ABC? Because she condemned the collective punishment that's why.

Jul 17 09:33

ISRAEL TRIED TO DROWN THE HOPE OF GAZA

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

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

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

Jul 17 09:32

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

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

Jul 17 09:31

FLASHBACK - Are the Israelis Planning Another 9-11 Using the Missing Boeing 777

THE ISRAELI TWIN - Why would Israel have a plane identical to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in storage in Tel Aviv? The plane in this photo is Boeing 777 2H6(ER) first flown in July 1998, Construction No. 28416* (Original Reg. No. 9M-MRI), an identical twin of the missing plane, which was given a new registration number (N105GT) and flown to Israel in November 2013. - See more at: http://www.bollyn.com/are-the-israelis-planning-another-9-11-using-the...

Jul 17 09:31

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

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

Jul 17 09:17

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 17 09:17

US Taxes Pay for Israeli War Crimes

With numbing regularity, Israel bombs the Gaza Strip, home to 1.8 million Palestinians, from the air, land, and sea, and the excuse is always the same: Hamas "terrorists" don’t accept Israel’s “right to exist.” The specific trigger this time: the abduction and killing of three Israeli teenagers.

Hamas has publicly stated that it was not responsible for the deaths, and the claim is credible. Increasingly isolated, it had just concluded reconciliation talks with Fatah, a popular move with the Palestinian public, which it was not likely to jeopardize.

Jul 17 09:01

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

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

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Chefs de merde!

Jul 17 08:54

Running for their lives: Haunting images capture tragic last moments of four Palestinian boys - seconds before an Israeli shell wiped them out on Gaza beach

It could be any picture-postcard image of a family playing happily on the beach.

But moments after this photograph was taken, these four boys were dead - wiped out by an Israeli shell as they ran for their lives.

Jul 17 08:36

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

Jul 17 08:33

Tens of thousands flee Israeli raids on Gaza

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

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

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

Jul 17 08:33

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 17 08:15

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

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

Jul 17 08:13

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

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

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

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

Jul 17 08:12

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

Jul 17 08:09

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

Jul 17 08:07

We single Israel out because we in the west are shamefully complicit in its crimes

Seventeen members of a single family wiped out in a missile strike. A centre for disabled people bombed. Schools and mosques attacked. Operation Protective Edge has been a humanitarian disaster for the residents of Gaza. This, apparently, is how Israel defines “self-defence”.

Jul 17 08:05

See How Israeli War Criminals Massacre Children On Gaza Beach

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

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

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

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

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

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Jul 17 08:04

Israeli MP: Mothers of All Palestinians Must Be Killed

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

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

Jul 17 08:01

Campaigners call on UK government to end military ties with Israel

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

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

Jul 17 07:56

Backed by Obama, Israeli Leaders Threaten Full Scale Ground Invasion of Gaza

The Israeli government intensified its barbaric nine-day bombardment of the Gaza Strip yesterday, as senior ministers issued new warnings of a full-scale ground assault that would send the Palestinian death toll—already exceeding 220—soaring further.

Jul 17 07:55

Pro-Israeli Mob Goes On Rampage In Paris On Sunday

July 16, 2014 - A group of 150 pro-Israel men went on rampage on the streets of Paris on Sunday. They wielded iron bars, wooden sticks, pepper spray and tear gas canisters, and threw chairs and tables at a pro-Palestinian rally outside of a synagogue. The video footage, also verified by the French police, shows the mob chanting racist slogans while attacking anti-Israeli demonstrators. The French police didn't arrest any member of the group, which is said to be linked to the Jewish Defense League. However, they arrested six pro-Palestinian demonstrators, accusing them of trying to storm the synagogue.

Jul 17 07:44

Nowhere To Go During Airstrikes In Gaza

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Jul 17 07:39

Israel’s recurring use of terror on civilians

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

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Jul 17 07:26

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

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

At least they wont breed

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

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"At least they wont breed."

Jul 17 07:23

American orthodox Jews reject Israeli Zionism and murder of Palestinians

Jul 17 07:23

How Israeli PR Sells Gaza Slaughter

There is an art of war and there is an art to selling war – to one’s own people and to the world at large.

Israel is a master on both tracks. When we speak of the “only democracy” in the Middle East, it is often forgotten, perhaps deliberately, that the country is run by a War or “Security” Cabinet. It is, and has been, in effect, a military regime with as many powerful religious fanatics as its Iranian nemesis.

Jul 17 07:20

How US and Blair Plotted ‘Ceasefire’ Scam

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

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

Jul 17 07:19

Israel Accused Of War Crimes (UK Parliament)

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

Jul 17 07:17

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 17 07:06

Students Offered Grants if they Tweet Pro-Israeli Propaganda

This article was published in August 2013, but it is even more relevant today, as the world witnesses more attacks on Gaza and an important propaganda operation from Israel.

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

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

Jul 17 07:04

Anthony Bourdain’s GAZA

Jul 17 07:01

The New York Times Blames The Victims In Their Coverage of An Israeli Strike On A Gaza Beach That Killed 4 Kids

A photo of the father whose four children were killed by the Israeli army in a vicious strike on a beach in Gaza. The New York Times says the kids’ deaths was their own fault because they defied their parents’ orders and went out to the beach to play.

Jul 17 06:50

Israel intentionally kills civilians

Jon Snow on Channel 4 News challenges an Israeli government official in a way you will never witness on American television: Israeli air attacks in Gaza investigated by Human Rights Watch have been targeting apparent civilian structures and killing civilians in violation of the laws of war. Israel should end unlawful attacks that do not target military objectives and may be intended as collective punishment or broadly to destroy civilian property. Deliberate or reckless attacks violating the laws of war are war crimes, Human Rights Watch said.

Jul 17 06:47

Israeli Military "Denies Targeting Children" Slammed For "Not Having The Courage To Talk To Hamas"

In one of the most uncomfortable (and must-see) interviews, UK Channel 4's John Snow 'discusses' Israel's bombing raids and policies towards Hamas with Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev. The interview starts with a punch, "How does killing children on a beach contribute to your purpose of protecting Israeli civilians?" Regev ducks and weaves from question to question, flummoxed when Snow jabs, "if you couldn't tell these were 4 young Palestinian children playing football on a Gaza beach, you need better equipment," only to be slammed towards the end with, "why not be brave and talk directly to Hamas? You haven't got the courage." Not the kind of interview one is likely to see on US TV.

Jul 17 06:34

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

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

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

Let's review the timetable.

Last month, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and killed in an IDF-controlled region of the West Bank, not Gaza. ISIS has taken credit and even the Israeli media admits that the two suspects named by the Israeli government are not part of HAMAS, but of a group known for disobeying HAMAS and trying to cause trouble for them.

But Netanyahu declares HAMAS responsible and launches bombing raids into Gaza using the very latest high-tech weapons provided by the US Government and paid for by the US taxpayers. The Palestinians, who have been attacked without provocation, fight back with their home-made rockets, which so far have not killed anyone or done more damage than knock a few roof tiles loose.

But to Israel's supporters, we should all forget that Israel attacked Gaza without a valid reason, and view Palestine's attempts to defend themselves as the crime, so that Israel can go on pounding the Palestinians with their superior weapons.

I want to point something out. The Israelis sit in their tanks, or the drone operations centers, or fly high above Gaza in their US-supplied warplanes, dropping the latest in US-supplied high tech lethal munitions, and imagine themselves the heroes they read about in the Torah. The Palestinians huddle in their giant open-air prison, without an army, a navy, or an air force, and fight back with home-made rockets made out of plumbing supplies.

Not since Thermopylae has the world seen such courage in the face of overwhelming odds. The Palestinians have balls the US and Israel can only dream of, and the world will remember their courage against the tyrants, and the lies by the corporate media's presstitutes and whorespondents trying to protect Israel's aggression!

"Saddam has nuclear weapons."

"Assad is gassing his own people."

"Putin is to blame for Ukraine."

"Gaza is all HAMAS' fault."

Need I say more?

Jul 16 22:47

See How Israeli War Criminals Massacre Children On Gaza Beach

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

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

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

Jul 16 21:53

The Gaza Bombardment - What You're Not Being Told

On July 7, 2014 Israel began a massive assault on the Gaza strip of Palestine. In the first week alone Israel dropped over 400 tons of bombs, killing over 130 Palestinians. Most were civilians, about half of them were women and children. By the time you are watching the the number will be higher.

Jul 16 20:18

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

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

Jul 16 20:16

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

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

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

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

Jul 16 18:14

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

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

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

Jul 16 17:46

‘'THE ISRAELI MILITARY DOES NOT TARGET CIVILIANS'’ – Must See Video

Reporter Jon Snow slams Israeli spokesman Mark Regev

As four boys die in a shell attack in Gaza, Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev says : "The story with these four boys is a tragedy - let's be clear the Israeli military does not target civilians."/strong>

Jul 16 15:40

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

The first projectile hit the sea wall of Gaza City's little harbour just after four o'clock. As the smoke from the explosion thinned, four figures could be seen running, ragged silhouettes, legs pumping furiously along the wall. Even from a distance of 200 metres, it was obvious that three of them were children.

Jumping off the harbour wall, they turned on to the beach, attempting to cross the short distance to the safety of the Al-Deira hotel, base for many of the journalists covering the Gaza conflict.

They waved and shouted at the watching journalists as they passed a little collection of brightly coloured beach tents, used by bathers in peacetime.

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

Jul 16 14:57

Exit Agent Hague…still making excuses for Israel

Hague messed with our universal jurisdiction laws to provide a safe haven for Israel’s war crimes suspects, notably Tzipi Livni who was largely responsible for the terror that brought death and destruction to Gaza’s civilians in the vicious blitzkrieg known as Operation Cast Lead, in which 1,400 Gazans were slaughtered including 320 children and 109 women, and thousands more horribly maimed. Livni was unrepentant.

Jul 16 14:55

Israel to Pause Bombing on Thursday, but Gaza Invasion Is Still Seen Likely

But a senior Israeli military official said that the likelihood of a ground invasion to eliminate militants’ rockets launched from Gaza was “very high.”

“If you want to efficiently fight terrorism you must be present, boots on the ground,” said the official, who has been briefing Israeli ministers who make strategic decisions. He said his assessment was based on “the signals I get” and the diminishing returns of aerial bombardments. He said that an Israeli takeover of Gaza is “not a huge challenge,” estimating it would take “a matter of days or weeks,” but that preventing a more dangerous devolution in the coastal enclave would require an occupation “of many months.”

Jul 16 14:13

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

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

Jul 16 14:02

FLASHBACK - Jew Settlers Stoning Palestine Christian Children walking to school

Jul 16 14:02

The Periodic Slaughter of Palestinians

As the Israelis once more inflict collective punishment in Gaza (a tactic which happens to constitute a war crime), it is time to consider the mind-set behind their repeated violent and sadistic behavior. One way to do so is to listen to the rationalizations they use, also repeatedly, to justify their actions.

Jul 16 13:54

Israel accused of war crimes in UK Parliament

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

Jul 16 13:36

Thousands protest across Britain as Israel continues assault on Gaza

Protests are taking place across Britain this week in opposition to Israel’s bombing of Gaza. At least 215 Palestinians have been killed and thousands injured in sustained airstrikes that have levelled whole buildings.

Israeli forces have now warned 100,000 people to leave their homes in the beseiged and densely population Gaza strip, as they prepare for even more bombing.

Jul 16 13:35

Israeli Interior Minister: “The Goal of the Operation Is to Send Gaza Back to the Middle Ages”, “

Destroying All the Infrastructure Including Roads and Water”

Jul 16 12:49

Why the Israelis are repetitively violent

Lawrence Davidson examines the reasons for the persistently violent behaviour of Israelis, arguing that this pathological disposition to violence will have grave consequences for Jews unless they take a stand against Israel.

Jul 16 12:24

Only 14% of Americans Sympathize with Palestinians. 73% of Republicans – and 44% of Democrats – Sympathize With Israel

Israel Is Winning the Propaganda War

Israeli war crimes against Palestinians in Gaza?

So far, Americans don’t know or don’t care …

Jul 16 12:14

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

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

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

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

Jul 16 12:10

Are Jews the Israelites of the Bible?

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

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

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

Jul 16 12:04

Mothers of all Palestinians must be killed: Israeli MP

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

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

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

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

Jul 16 11:57

Gaza: Hamas Rejects Tony Blair's Cease-fire Scam

The war Netanyahoo launched on the people of Gaza has so far killed over 192, 80% of them civilians, wounded 1,400 people, completely destroyed 990 houses, damaged another 1,700 houses, and created billions of damage to the infrastructure in Gaza, including the already fragile water distribution system. For what?

Jul 16 11:51

Students offered grants if they Tweet Pro-Israeli propaganda

Michael Rivero has been saying this for years, now here's more proof:

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

Jul 16 11:50

The Fateful Triangle: Russia, Ukraine and the Jews

Enemies of Putin in Russia, Ukraine, Europe and US do support Israel and are hostile to Palestine, to Syria of Bashar, to Venezuela of Chavez. And the most dangerous lot are those who support Israel and Russia, as they are surely plotting some mischief.

Jul 16 11:24

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 16 11:01

Ramzy Baroud discusses the attempted ceasefire in Gaza

Jul 16 10:58

SPOOF OF THE TWO WORLD CUPS

Jul 16 10:58

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

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

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

Jul 16 10:27

Israel’s Illegal Separation Wall Still Standing 10 Years After International Court of Justice Called for Dismantlement

The Separation Wall sits at eight metres tall in places, more than twice the height of the Berlin Wall. In Palestinian cities such as Bethlehem, Qalqilya, and Abu Dis the Wall looms over the local population who have spray-painted words and images alluding to comparisons between apartheid in South Africa and the current situation in the occupied West Bank.

Jul 16 10:18

Israeli naval ship 'bombs Palestinian children on Gaza beach', killing four

Four children were killed in Gaza City on Wednesday, medics said, in Israeli shelling witnessed by The Telegraph and other foreign journalists.

The four were among a group on the beach when the attack took place, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said, with some of the surviving injured children taking refuge at a nearby hotel where journalists were staying.

Journalists heard two loud explosions outside the Gaza City hotel, before children were pulled into the restaurant area for treatment.

A journalist who saw the incident said some of the children who survived were running away when another shell seemed to be aimed at them.

The children being treated at the hotel are believed to be approximately 10-11 years of age.

Jul 16 10:03

Why the Israelis Are Repetitively Violent - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

The consequences of the Israeli state of mind are, of course, catastrophic – first and foremost for the Palestinians, who suffer death and destruction for their justified resistance to oppression. The Zionists see them as latter-day Nazis but in truth they resemble the resisters in the Warsaw ghetto. And, if that rings true, then who do the Israelis now resemble?

Jul 16 09:40

Ravaging Gaza: The War Netanyahu Cannot Possibly Win

When the bodies of three Israeli settlers – Aftali Frenkel and Gilad Shaar, both 16, and Eyal Yifrach, 19 – were found on June 30 near Hebron in the southern West Bank, Israel went into a state of mourning and a wave of sympathy flowed in from around the world. The three had disappeared 18 days earlier in circumstances that remain unclear.

Jul 16 09:21

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

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

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

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

Jul 16 09:20

ANTI WAR ACTIONS IN NEW YORK THIS WEEK

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

Jul 16 09:19

IT IS NOW ‘KOSHER’ TO OPPOSE AIPAC AND COMPANY

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

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Jul 16 08:52

Israel's Assault on Gaza Obscures Core Issues: Racism, Occupation, Colonization

Another Israeli assault on Gaza will produce more red herrings.

Jul 16 08:21

American and Israeli War Crimes

How should one describe the U.S.-Israeli relationship? “Co-conspirators”? “Co-dependents”? “Frenemies”? “The corporate media in the United States and other western nations ignore, minimize or tell outright lies about the ongoing massacre” of Palestinians, but surely the Israeli media would do the same for the U.S. How about “Co-enablers in War Crimes”?

Jul 16 08:00

"Kurdistan" Israeli Style

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

Jul 16 07:55

Did Israel Collude With ISIS to Justify Gaza Attack?

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