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May 04 09:09

Palestine UN envoy demands justice over Israel child abuse

“Every single day and in countless ways, Palestinian children are victims of Israeli human rights violations, with no child considered too young to be spared the oppression being meted out by the Israeli occupying forces and extremist settlers,” Ambassador Riyad Mansour wrote in the letter released late Saturday, Ma’an News Agency reported on Sunday.

The letter further added, “These crimes committed against our children are intolerable and unacceptable,” pointing out that abusing children by Israel is in violation of international humanitarian and human rights laws.

May 04 08:30

Thousands of Ethiopeans currently protest,clash with police in Tel Aviv; 15 injured so far

The US Embassy in Tel Aviv has issued an rare message warning its citizens in Israel of the protest march today - Many members of the Israeli Ethiopian community protest against discrimination and police brutality on Sunday afternoon,evening in Tel Aviv, calling out "Not black, not white, we're all human beings."

The protests were taking place earlier down below the Azrieli towers, and currently the protesters clash with polic forces at Rabin Sq. About 15 injured reported so far.

May 04 08:12

'Fire at every person you see': Israeli soldiers reveal they were ordered to shoot to kill in Gaza – even if the targets may have been civilians

The Israeli military deliberately pounded civilian areas in the Gaza Strip with incessant fire of inaccurate ordinance during last year’s war against Hamas and was at best indifferent about casualties among the Palestinian population.

Those are the conclusions of a report complied by Breaking the Silence, an Israeli group that has spent the eight months since the end of the war, known as Operation Protective Edge, interviewing more than 60 members of the Israeli army, air force and navy, including soldiers and officers up to the rank of major.

May 04 08:06

FLASHBACK: Pam Geller: Israeli Secret Agent?

But is Pamela Geller really an Israeli spy? As Geller says, "At the end of the day it is Israel. It is Israel. And Hamas must be crushed, eradicated... I hope cooler heads prevail and they wipe out that nest of Islamic terror (Hamas.)" Geller claims those living in Palestine today are nothing but Arab invading and occupying Jewish holy land.

Geller claims, "The IDF is the most benevolent army in the world... (and) It all about the Jews, the Jews, the Jews, the Jews." All the while she calls the President of the United States "the Antichrist." Geller wants to divide and draw Americans into her war on Islam and gain their unconditional support for Israel. And apparently, some seem to have fallen for her rhetoric and are repeating whole sentences and paragraphs of Pamela Geller’s insanity.

May 04 08:00

FLASHBACK : Wayne Madsen: Link Between Breivik and Israeli Mossad

Wayne Madsen Report
Sunday, July 24, 2011

Anders Behring Breivik is suspect in massacre of over 80 at Labour Party Youth camp on Norwegian island and downtown Oslo bombing. Breivik is being called a Christian fundamentalist even though he was a Freemason and supporter of such vile Zionist Islamophobes as Pam Geller and Richard Pipes.

Pipes and Geller are ciphers for Israeli intelligence and propaganda elements and provide a clear link between Breivik and Mossad, which is under orders to stage false flag attacks to garner support for Israel against Palestine, Cyprus and Norway being the two most recent examples of Mossad-staged attacks.

May 04 07:50

Ohio Senator says obstacles to Iran oversight can be overcome

A bill that would enable Congress to oversee a prospective nuclear deal with Iran can be passed into law despite problems in the legislative process, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) told The Jerusalem Post in an interview Sunday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congress cannot be bothered overseeing the rush to wars, but by golly they will wade in with a monkey wrench into the gears at any move towards peace!

May 04 07:41

“Anything still there is as good as dead”

We entered a neighborhood with orchards, which is the scariest. There were lots of stories going around about being surprised by tunnels or explosive devices in these orchards. When you go in you fire at lots of suspicious places. You shoot at bushes, at trees, at all sorts of houses you suddenly run into, at more trees. You fire a blast and don’t think twice about it. When we first entered [the Gaza Strip] there was this ethos about Hamas – we were certain that the moment we went in our tanks would all be up in flames. But after 48 hours during which no one shoots at you and they’re like ghosts, unseen, their presence unfelt – except once in a while the sound of one shot fired over the course of an entire day – you come to realize the situation is under control. And that’s when my difficulty there started, because the formal rules of engagement – I don’t know if for all soldiers – were, “Anything still there is as good as dead.

May 04 07:31

Jeb Bush: ‘Our enemies need to fear us again’

At the South Carolina Republican convention, Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, called the president’s international stewardship “an unmitigated disaster. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum called Obama “weak.” Rick Perry, Texas’ former governor, blasted “vacillation” by the administration. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina called the president “feckless” on the world stage. And Graham and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas echoed each other as they accused Obama of “leading from behind.”

All five pledged loyalty to Israel and expressed varying levels of disdain for Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So no matter what the voters want, this next election will loot our money for Israel, and send our children off to more wars of conquest. These days when I am asked how I plan to vote, my reply is "for secession!"

May 04 07:30

Racist Israeli Policies Target Arabs and Ethiopian Jews

Longstanding Israeli policy is notoriously racist - worse than South African apartheid according to observers familiar with both systems.

Palestinians face ruthless persecution in a nation affording rights to privileged Jews alone. They have virtually none whatever.

They're fair game for whatever harshness Israel has in mind - including lawless imprisonment and mass murder.

Ethiopian Jews fare no better - unwanted because they're black. Citizenship doesn't matter. Persecuting them is standard Israeli practice.

May 04 06:55

‘We made a mistake’: Israeli president to Ethiopians after thousands-strong protest

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has said the country’s government “made a mistake” ignoring the issues of the Ethiopian population. The protesters “exposed an open, bleeding wound in the heart of Israeli society,” the president added.

“It is a wound of a community crying out over its feeling of discrimination and racism that are falling on deaf ears. We must face this open wound straight on,” Rivlin said, as quoted by AFP.

May 04 06:38

NEW 2015! Solving 9/11 Christopher Bollyn Live in Dallas TX Feb 12, 2015

In this live presentation in Dallas, Texas, on February 12, 2015, Christopher Bollyn reveals little-known and rarely heard facts about the real perpetrators of one of the biggest crimes of the century...

Watch this with an open mind and you'll come away with a new viewpoint, undeniable evidence, and the ability to easily recognize the next 'false-flag' operation when it comes (and it will!).

Bollyn's presentation in Dallas was sponsored by North Texans for 9/11 Truth.

May 04 01:17

Protests Go Global as Ethiopians March Against Police Brutality in Tel Aviv

Several thousand people, mostly hailing from Israel's large Ethiopian population, took to the streets of Tel Aviv on Sunday to protest racism and police brutality against ethnic minorities.

May 03 18:23

Israel conducts military drills in W. Bank

May 03 18:04

Coalition Dropping US-Made Cluster Bombs on Yemen

The Saudi-led bombing campaign against rebels in Yemen is using U.S.-supplied cluster munitions, endangering civilians and violating an international arms treaty, Human Rights Watch warned on Sunday.

According to the group, there is "credible evidence" that cluster bombs have been used in recent weeks as part of coalition airstrikes in Yemen’s northern Saada governorate, a Houthi stronghold that borders Saudi Arabia. Through analysis of satellite imagery, Human Rights Watch charges that the weapons landed on a "cultivated plateau, within 600 meters of several dozen buildings in four to six village clusters."

May 03 15:27

Amnesty International browbeaten by pro-Israel propaganda outfi

Stuart Littlewood examines the professional propaganda effort behind a failed petition to distract the human rights watchdog Amnesty International from the crimes committed by the state of Israel against the Palestinian people.

May 03 13:45

Police fire tear gas during demo against racism, police brutality in Tel Aviv

Security forces have fired pepper spray during a protest against racism and police violence, staged by Jews of Ethiopian descent in Tel Aviv. Five policemen and one protester have been injured in the clashes.

Protesters tried to break into the City Hall, according to Haaretz, and at least three people have been arrested.

They shouted “not black, not white, we're all human beings” and “a violent cop should be jailed.”

May 03 10:59

Israeli developer in deep doo-doo after bulldozing historic pub in London

An Israeli property development will be ordered to reconstruct an historic London building that it demolished without permission, according to the London Evening Standard and other media.The company, Tel Aviv-based CLTX Ltd., called in bulldozers earlier this month to demolish the Carlton Tavern, a pub dating back to the early 1920s in Maida Vale, west London.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now you know how the Palestinians feel!

May 03 10:37

Amnesty International report just more pro-Israel propaganda

Amnesty International (AI) is at it again. The Western-based human rights organization says the armed wing of the Palestinian resistance against Israeli aggression has committed war crimes against Israeli and Palestinian citizens alike. The timing could not be more perfect for an Israeli propaganda campaign against its Palestinian neighbors. Will Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu use the AI report as a justification to launch yet another war in the Gaza Strip or in the West Bank? I could just visualize Netanyahu’s fourth speech to the U.S. Congress if speaker of the U.S. House of Representative John Boehner were to invite him again:

May 03 10:31

The U.S-Israel Alliance: War, Chaos and Netanyahu’s Big Lie

The relationship between the U.S. and Israel in the last 6 years under the Obama administration has never been stronger. In 2012, The National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) declared that President Obama’s aid package for Israel was the largest in U.S. history, a fact that is hard to ignore:

May 03 09:54

Planning Chaos in the Middle East: Destruction of Societies for Foreign Money Control

If one wonders how a desert-crawling line of Japanese open-back trucks gifted by the US filled with countless irregular fighters in plain view could ever have ever made it overnight to the point where Western military and political leaders are saying “the war against ISIL may be interminable”, one begins to see through the game. ISIL is a construction financed and trained by covert US and oil-king allies that ruins every place it enters, like Syria once the regime began to win the civil war. Al-Nusra/Al Qaeda was not enough. ISIL is a step up in the US-led control of the Middle East by terror, chaos and social devastation. “The Salvador option” was the first name for the post-war death squads in Iraq, but “Islamic State” stirs much more apocalyptic passions pro and con. Best of all, the ruling foreign war machines of the US, Israel, Saudi Arabia and NATO are now far better justified to “fight the barbaric terrorists”. Saudi Arabia with US support is now even projecting the “terrorist” and sectarian “Shiite” labels on the popular uprising of the poor in Yemen against a corrupt US-Saudi puppet government. One object alone is achieved. Peoples and resources of the region can be predated without sovereign social defences or unity of collective life purpose, the ultimate target of every US-led aggression. As long as all evils can be blamed on an ever-shifting Enemy, there is no overcoming recognition.

May 03 09:52

Tunisia rejects Netanyahu's claim of terror threats on Jews

The Tunisian government has rejected claims by the Israeli prime minister that Jews and Israelis are under the threat of terrorism in the North African Country.

"We have nothing on that. There are no threats," said a Tunisian interior ministry official on Saturday.

In an apparent publicity campaign to portray Jews as victimized, the Israeli regime said earlier in the day that there were “concrete threats” of attacks against “Jewish and Israeli targets” in Tunisia.

May 03 09:50

FROM BALTIMORE TO JERUSALEM ~~ #BlackLivesMatter

Ethiopian Israelis took to the streets of Jerusalem on the evening of April 30 to protest police brutality and systemic racism. Haaretz reports that approximately 1,000 protesters gathered, principally from the Ethiopian Jewish community.

The citizens condemned racism and police brutality toward the Ethiopian Jewish community, calling for the end of impunity for cops who harass them.

May 03 07:24

Jimmy Carter Calls Gaza Conditions "Intolerable"

On Saturday, 90-year-old former US President Jimmy Carter called conditions in Gaza "intolerable" eight months after Israel's summer 2014 genocidal war.

Visiting Jerusalem he said:

"What we have seen and heard only strengthens our determination to work for peace. The situation in Gaza is intolerable."

May 02 11:13

American Police are Training in Israel

This is an excerpt from a talk by Eran Efrati from a talk filmed in Denver, Colorado on March 3, 2013. He spoke about his experiences as an Israeli soldier and also about how American and other police forces around the world are being trained by Israel. Eran's father is Shlomo Efrati, head of investigations for the Jerusalem police and participates in some of the trainings.

A MUST WATCH

May 02 10:54

As Israel Lobby Pushes Full-Access Inspections, US Makes False Claims on Iran Nuclear Deal

Senior US officials have been claiming that Iranian negotiators had agreed in Lausanne to accept a demand that Iran allow the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to inspect any site it considered suspicious anywhere in the country, including military bases. Such a provision would have given Israel license to make an endless series of bogus intelligence claims such as the ones that had been labeled "possible military dimensions" aimed at preventing the lifting of sanctions against Iran.

Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei repudiated the claims that Iran had agreed in Lausanne to such inspections on demand. He declared in a speech on April 9 that the IAEA would not be allowed to inspect the country's military sites "under the excuse of nuclear supervision." Khamenei's speech came the day after the Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan had made it clear that no international inspections of Iranian military sites would be allowed under the nuclear agreement.

May 02 10:42

Israeli riot police clash with Ethiopian migrants outside Netanyahu's residence

Ethiopian immigrants clashed with Israeli security forces near prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's home in Jerusalem late on Thursday after a protest against police racism descended into violence.
Riot police equipped with water cannons cordoned off Mr Netanyahu's residence in Balfour Street after around 1,000 demonstrators marched there to voice anger over video footage showing officers beating an Israeli soldier of Ethiopian origin in an apparently unprovoked attack.

The demonstration had begun peacefully outside the national police headquarters in East Jerusalem's French Hill area, prompted by the emergence of a video showing two police officers attacking Demas Fekadeh, a soldier who had received an award for excellence from Shimon Peres, Israel's former president.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ethiopian Jews are sick and tired of their second class status in Israel, and this belligerent event against the Ethiopian IDF member points to the many ways in which they are discriminated against, just for being a different kind of Jew than are the Ashkanazi.

Back in 2013, a scandal arose from Ethiopian Jewish women being given birth control shots without their knowledge or consent. As reported at www.independent.co.uk in January of 2013:

Israel has admitted for the first time that it has been giving Ethiopian Jewish immigrants birth-control injections, often without their knowledge or consent. The government had previously denied the practice but the Israeli Health Ministry’s director-general has now ordered gynaecologists to stop administering the drugs. According a report in Haaretz, suspicions were first raised by an investigative journalist, Gal Gabbay, who interviewed more than 30 women from Ethiopia in an attempt to discover why birth rates in the community had fallen dramatically. One of the Ethiopian women who was interviewed is quoted as saying: “They [medical staff] told us they are inoculations. We took it every three months. We said we didn’t want to.” It is alleged that some of the women were forced or coerced to take the drug while in transit camps in Ethiopia. The drug in question is thought to be Depo-Provera, which is injected every three months and is considered to be a highly effective, long-lasting contraceptive.

And the side effects of this drug?!? As reported http://depts.washington.edu/uwcoe/healthtopics/familyplan/depoprov.html:

Risks It may cause cholesterol and other blood fats to become elevated. The risk of breast cancer may be increased with the use of Depo-Provera. If a pregnancy occurs or is present when taking the Shot, there may be a very small risk of birth defects in the fetus. For some women, estrogen produced by the ovaries is lowered. This change can lead to thinner bones. Side Effects Some women may have: Weight gain Headaches Dizziness Decreased sex drive Irregular periods and bleeding are normal in the first few months. Irregularity can persist up to 12 months.

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, that the Israeli government would be shooting up Ethiopian Jewish women with this stuff, and without their knowledge and consent!!!!

May 02 09:20

How Air Canada broke the law, laid off thousands of workers, and outsourced operations to Israeli military drone maker

Air Canada had a very simple plan to increase its profits.

Step 1: Spin the airline’s heavy maintenance unit off as a separate entity
Step 2: Starve the spin-off of work and bankrupt it gradually
Step 3: Outsource the operations to an Israeli military drone manufacturing company wholly owned by the government of Israel.

May 02 09:03

US Senate approves bill protecting Israeli settlements

The UN Senate approved the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 on Wednesday in a move which is clearly designed to protect illegal Israeli settlements built across the occupied Palestinian territories, Al-Quds newspaper has reported. The act is intended to counter boycott and divestment initiatives, including the labelling of goods originating in the settlements. Such activities will now be "against US law and consequently illegal", even though international law deems all settlements to be illegal. One of the senators who worked on the legislation is Ben Cardin of Maryland, a known supporter of Israel.

Media reports said that this law has caused widespread controversy because of attempts by certain senators to link America's deal over Iran's nuclear programme to the approval of several trade acts and agreements with various international interest groups, including Israel's illegal settlements.

May 02 08:55

ICC rejects Israel's claims of bias in war crimes investigation

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has rejected Israel’s claims that the court may carry out a biased investigation into the Tel Aviv regime’s war crimes during its devastating military aggression against the Gaza Strip last summer.

ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told Israel’s Haaretz newspaper on Friday that The Hague-based court will launch an “unbiased” inquiry into the case. The court will consider evidence brought by Palestinians against Israel "independently and impartially without fear or favor," Bensouda said, adding that her "office will be guided by a policy of investigating and prosecuting those most responsible for the commission of mass crimes."

The Israeli regime launched a 50-day deadly war on Gaza last summer that ended in August 2014 with a truce. The aggression left about 2,200 Palestinians, including 577 children, dead and over 11,100 others injured.

May 02 08:55

In Senate bid, Rep. Donna Edwards faces scrutiny over her views on Israel

Forget what’s in her heart. Some members of Maryland’s Jewish community are concerned about Rep. Donna F. Edwards’s intestines.

“If somebody could look in her kishkes, I doubt a love for Israel would be found there,” said Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg, using the Yiddish word for guts. His Baltimore congregation counts among its members Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D), whom Edwards is hoping to join in the Senate in 2017 as a replacement for retiring lawmaker Barbara A. Mikulski (D).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am getting sick and tired of seeing American candidates ignore American constituents in their rush to bow and debase themselves (and our nation) before Israel. If they love Israel so much, why don't they move there and run for the Knesset?

The people of Iran did not like being under foreign puppet rule. Neither did the people of Cuba, or Chile. Currently the people of Iraq, Libya, Ukraine, and Yemen are trying to oust their foreign puppet rulers. So why are Americans so accepting of the foreign puppets running around DC?

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

May 02 08:48

Israeli settlement expansion goes unchecked

Kamal Farhan Abbad’s home sits at the edge of the West Bank Palestinian village of Jalud, near Nablus. The view from his window should include rolling hills, olive groves and cultivated lands; instead it mostly features the red-roofed homes and caravans of nearby illegal Israeli settlements.

Abbad’s home is Area C, the 60 percent of the West Bank under full and direct Israeli military control. It is home to 150,000 Palestinians who today are outnumbered by some 370,000 Israelis living in 237 settlements and outposts, which are deemed illegal according to international law.

May 02 08:41

Rubio: Nuclear Deal Will Result in Iran Bombing US Cities

Claim follows Sen. Tom Cotton’s suggestion US should bomb Iran

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, Senators, if you really feel that way about it...

Here are your rifles. Here are your parachutes. We ran out of the desert camo but here are two bright da-glo orange jumpsuits from the CIA's torture centers. Watch your head climbing into that transport aircraft, and we will call Tehran and tell them you are on your way to kick their butts all by yourself.

But We The People remember the lies about stolen incubators that tricked us into the first invasion of Iraq.

We The People remember the lies about Saddam's nuclear weapons that tricked us into the second invasion of Iraq.

We The People remember how only a year ago you tried to trick us into war with Syria with more lies about poison gas.

We The People remember how there weren't really torpedoes in the Gulf of Tonkin or a Spanish mine in Havana Harbor, but how there really WERE weapons on board the Lusitania.

In short, We The People remember all the lies, frauds, and deceptions used to trick us into wars of conquest, to send our young people out to die in wars created out of thin air by and for the money-junkies. I think it is time that we have a new rule in America; that those who want war are the first to the front lines. You are both splendidly brave with the lives of other peoples' children. Let's see the true measure of your courage and commitment to war.

You first!

And just to keep you honest, please recall that Iran has not initiated a war of conquest against another nation in over 200 years; a sharp contrast to the US and Israel, which these days cannot seem to go two months without invading, drone-striking, or overthrowing someone else's nation!

May 02 08:23

Israel Spied on U.S. Even Before State Was Founded

U.S. counter-intelligence figures calculate that Israel is the third most active country in spying in and on the U.S. Jonathan Pollard, Larry Franklin, Ari Ben Menashe, and scores of other American Jews who spied for Israel are almost household words in the spy trade. Not to mention Israeli-Americans like Arnon Milchan, who pursued their careers while also lending their hands to Israeli intelligence efforts.

But it’s much less well-known that Israeli intelligence efforts in the U.S. go all the way back to the 1940s, even before the founding of the State. After World War II, Israel viewed the U.S. (and other nations as well) as potential sources for weapons, pilots, and general intelligence information. It posted covert agents to pursue these objectives. One of them was Nahum Ziv, who died recently. In its obituary profile, Haaretz called him, with typical Israeli worship of derring-do, “the Jewish James Bond in New York.”

May 02 08:04

US wants control of Iran’s natural resources: American writer

The longstanding American and Western aggression against Iran is aimed at taking control of Tehran’s wealth and natural resources, a writer and researcher in Florida says.

Some Republican lawmakers in Congress are aggressively trying to forestall a nuclear agreement that can potentially bring peace instead of bloodshed between Iran and the West, said Walt Peretto.

“There is an underlying agenda here of aggression by the United States and other Western nations in the name of those interests who wish to take de facto control over Iran's money supply and natural resources,” Peretto told Press TV on Friday.

US Republican Senators Tom Cotton and Marco Rubio are attempting to toughen a bill with amendments including adding a requirement that Iran recognize Israel as an independent state as part of any potential nuclear agreement.

May 02 08:01

Shin Bet tells Netanyahu to strike prisoner swap deal with Hamas

According to the leading Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Shin Bet warned Netanyahu to accelerate a prisoner swap deal with Hamas.

"You either choose the prisoner swap as soon as possible or a fiercer confrontation with the resistance in Gaza is coming," Haaretz reported Shin Bet saying to Netanyahu.

May 02 07:51

Moroccan activists call for Shimon Peres' arrest

A group of rights lawyers have filed a legal complaint demanding the arrest of former Israeli President Shimon Peres – who will visit Morocco on 5 May – for war crimes.

"An urgent arrest warrant is required ahead of Peres's entry to Morocco on 5 May," four lawyers – Abdel-Rahman Bin Amr, Abdel-Rahim Al-Gamei, Abdel-Rahim Bin Baraka and Khaled Al-Sufiani – said in a complaint lodged with Morocco's prosecution authority yesterday.

"Shimon Peres has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity against [Palestinian] civilians," it added.

Despite having varying degrees of official relations with some Arab countries, Israel is still seen in a negative light by much of the Arab world.

May 02 07:45

Netanyahu signs coalition deals

Netanyahu signs coalition deals with Kulanu, UTJ; Kahlon promises reforms

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a significant step toward forming his next government Wednesday when he signed coalition deals in the Likud faction’s office at the Knesset with the heads of Kulanu and United Torah Judaism.

The deals gave Netanyahu the support of 46 MKs from Kulanu, UTJ and his Likud.

He has until next Wednesday to complete a 67-MK coalition with Bayit Yehudi, Shas and Yisrael Beytenu

May 02 07:44

Four soldiers arrested for alleged gang rape

Four soldiers were arrested after a female soldier said the group gang-raped her approximately two weeks ago, Channel 2 reported on Wednesday.

The four suspects allegedly entered the soldier’s room, on the Hatzerim Air Force Base, and took turns raping her.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Most moral army in the world?

May 02 07:42

Alleged gang rape of 12 year old a ‘wake-up call’ for Israeli society

According to the reports, a total of 12 boys, aged 13-14, were arrested for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl, and filming and distributing video footage of the act.

May 01 13:19

Reported Hamas/Israeli Talks: Hold the Cheers

Last Sunday, Hamas official Ahmad Yousef said “chats” were taking place with Israel under European mediation.

No direct Hamas/Israeli talks occurred. None are planned.

“We await the formation of an Israeli government so things can get more serious,” said Yousef.

May 01 13:19

Lendman: Do not travel to Israel, ever

Doing so could be nightmarish – especially for anyone wishing to visit Occupied Palestine. What French music students Philomene Constant and Bastien Anthoine experienced could happen to anyone.

May 01 12:02

Iran Bill in Peril as Hawks Push Deal-Killing Amendments

The bill to give the US Congress “veto power” over the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran was already a recipe for killing the negotiations. A flurry of amendments aimed at making the bill even more hostile toward diplomacy, however, is setting off a fight and threatens to derail the entire bill.

Senate hawks Tom Cotton (R – AK) and Marco Rubio (R – FL) are driving a series of efforts to force immediate votes on some of those most contentious amendments, including Rubio’s demand that Iran endorse Israel as a Jewish state, and Cotton’s demand that Iran agree to give inspectors unrestricted access to the entire country, and not just its nuclear program, as conditions for the deal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There have been many criticisms I have had about President Obama's policies , as well as those of his predecessor; having said that, the potential for a lasting P5+1 agreement on Iran is an area of agreement between us. It MAY well be the only area on which we agree during his 2nd term of office (BUT - I digress).

But I sincerely wish Tom Cotton and Marco Rubio would retire from their Senate legislative careers, and more to Israel to run for the Knesset.

The fabrication and construction of this bill was, if any legislation ever was, made in Israel, plain and simple.

The Israeli government doesn't want the US and the UN to enter into a peace treaty with Iran regarding its nuclear energy program: the Israeli government wants war, but not a war THEY are willing to have their kids fight. They would highly prefer it to be our kids, American kids, doing the fighting, getting maimed for life, and dying. That is what the Israeli government wants to have happen.

And with this legislation, Senators Cotton and Rubio are putting the needs and concerns of a foreign power over and above the needs and concerns of the Americans they ALLEGEDLY represent.

And to those in Cotton's and Rubio's Senatorial districts; next time, how about finding candidates who will put YOUR needs first, second, and third, and NOT THOSE OF A FOREIGN POWER? With AIPAC money supporting those candidates pledging unwavering fealty to Israel, no matter what the cost to THIS country, I know that will be hard; but it is high time that when American and Israeli geopolitical objectives do NOT converge, that the US government has the right, and the responsibility to "just say no", and go its own way.

May 01 10:41

Reported Hamas/Israeli Talks: Hold the Cheers

Stephen Lendman
RINF Alternative News

Last Sunday, Hamas official Ahmad Yousef said "chats" were taking place with Israel under European mediation.

No direct Hamas/Israeli talks occurred. None are planned.

"We await the formation of an Israeli government so things can get more serious," said Yousef.

May 01 10:36

Want to be treated like a terrorist? Travel to Israel

Stephen Lendman

(RINF) - Doing so could be nightmarish - especially for anyone wishing to visit Occupied Palestine. What French music students Philomene Constant and Bastien Anthoine experienced could happen to anyone.

Mondoweiss published their horrifying account. Israeli hospitality reflects police state viciousness.

Stay far away from its borders. Warn others against traveling there. Jewishness is no protection.

May 01 10:28

WATCH: Two white Israeli police officers beat black Israeli soldier in racist attack; police injure 13 more blacks in riots

Clashes have broken out in Jerusalem as more than 1,000 Ethiopian Israelis staged a protest, demanding an investigation into alleged police racism and violence.

At least 13 people were injured and two police officers and five protesters were taken to hospital, the Magen David Adom ambulance service said after protests on Thursday.

May 01 08:42

IF YOU ARE COMING TO PALESTINE ~~ KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT!

After an hour’s wait, a security officer came to pick up Philomène, telling her to take her luggage. In this first interrogation, the security officer asked her the reason for her visit, whether or not she had previously been to Israel, and why. After a few minutes, he began to get angry and called her a « liar » because it seemed to him impossible that a 20-year old would come to Palestine for a year for the sole purpose of playing and studying music. He asked her whether or not she had a Palestinian cell phone. She said no because she was afraid of placing her contacts in a bad position. The man stood up and pounded the desk with his fists, saying « You’re a liar, I don’t believe you ! »

May 01 08:41

House committee approves missile defense funding for Israel

The U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee approved $474 million for Israel’s anti-missile systems.

Webmaster's Commentary: 


The US Congress also sent Israel a batch of your money to buy tunnel detection equipment while claiming to not have the money to close and secure the US border with Mexico.

May 01 08:18

THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING!

THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING! follows a band of Muslim-American comedians as they visit big cities, small towns, rural villages, and everything in between to combat Islamophobia! These Muzzies not only perform standup at each tour stop but create ridiculous interventions in unsuspecting town squares, like the ol' classic, "Ask a Muslim Booth." - See more at: http://themuslimsarecoming.com/#sthash.lyxLmC0K.dpuf

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A very humorous reply to Pamela Geller's hate campaign!

May 01 08:14

Muslims Strike Back! launch campaign lampooning anti-muslim ads

An “Islamic frittata” campaign lampooning a conservative firebrand’s anti-Muslim posters is set to debut in city subways Tuesday.Documentary filmmakers Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah say they will post 144 posters in 140 subway stations thanks to roughly $20,000 raised through crowdfunding. The posters bear messages like: “The ugly truth about Muslims: Muslims have great frittata recipes.”

May 01 08:12

Why Was Carter’s Gaza Meeting Cancelled?

Israel had earlier agreed to allow Carter to enter Gaza on this trip, but, according to Israeli media. “in response to Carter’s decision to meet with Hamas leadership, Israeli President Rivlin said April 20, he would refuse to meet with the former president due to his ‘anti-Israel’ positions”.

In his role as an international mediator, Carter has long maintained that meetings with “the perceived enemy” is essential to any reconciliation between groups, tribes or nations. While president, Carter was instrumental in organizing and directing the historic Camp David reconciliation between Egypt and Israel.

May 01 07:58

Cult Leader Will Tell Congress: Fight ISIS by Regime Change in Iran

Last week, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade announced that a controversial Iranian exile opposition figure would be testifying via video uplink at a hearing on the Islamic State, known as ISIS. What does the witness, Maryam Rajavi, a co-leader of the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK), have to say about the subject at hand?

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MEK has a history of cooperation with Mossad. When Mossad cooked up the "Laptop of death", a since-discredited attempt to show that Iran was working on nuclear weapons, it was "data laundered" through MEK, which presented it to the west with the cover story that it had been stolen from an Iranian scientist.

May 01 07:42

‘Gaza used as arms-testing laboratory’: British Jews condemn UK-Israel arms trade

Manchester Jews for Justice for Palestinians have harshly criticized the “UK’s complicity in Israeli war crimes” in an open letter and called for an end of the arms trade between the UK and Israel.

“We deplore the UK’s complicity in Israeli war crimes, most recently the massacres and destruction of homes and livelihoods in Gaza last summer,” the group wrote in a letter published on the blog Mondoweiss.

“It is well known how Israel has expelled the Palestinian population from their land and enforced a systematic, military and illegal occupation against those that remain. What is less well known is that the UK has been aiding and abetting Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people.”

May 01 07:41

Human Rights Center: Seven Palestinians Killed in April; 375 Kidnapped

The Ahrar Center for Detainees’ Studies and Human Rights issued its monthly report on Israeli violations against the Palestinians during April of 2015, and said that seven Palestinians were killed, and 375 were injured.

May 01 07:40

US ready to take risk of war with Iran for Israeli regime's sake: Biden

As the White House tries to mend fences with the Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is upset about nuclear talks with Iran, Vice President Joe Biden says the US is ready to risk a military confrontation in support of the Israeli regime.

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Okay, Joe, 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's a bright da-glo orange jumpsuit from the CIA's torture centers. Watch your head climbing into that transport aircraft, and we will call Tehran and tell them you are on your way to kick their butts all by yourself.

But We The People remember the lies about stolen incubators that tricked us into the first invasion of Iraq.

We The People remember the lies about Saddam's nuclear weapons that tricked us into the second invasion of Iraq.

We The People remember how only a year ago you tried to trick us into war with Syria with more lies about poison gas.

We The People remember how there weren't really torpedoes in the Gulf of Tonkin or a Spanish mine in Havana Harbor, but how there really WERE weapons on board the Lusitania.

In short, We The People remember all the lies, frauds, and deceptions used to trick us into wars of conquest, to send our young people out to die in wars created out of thin air by and for the money-junkies. I think it is time that we have a new rule in America; that those who want war are the first to the front lines. You are all splendidly brave with the lives of other peoples' children. Let's see the true measure of your courage and commitment to war.

You first!

And just to keep you honest, please recall that Iran has not initiated a war of conquest against another nation in over 200 years; a sharp contrast to the US and Israel, which these days cannot seem to go two months without invading, drone-striking, or overthrowing someone else's nation!

May 01 07:38

Beyond Baltimore: A Police Brutality Protest in Jerusalem Turns Violent

A demonstration against police brutality in Jerusalem has reportedly turned violent after law enforcers used force to disperse hundreds of protesters, including Israelis of Ethiopian descent.

May 01 07:36

Litvinenko Wasn't Poisoned by Putin. He Was Likely Smuggling the Polonium That Killed Him

As we all know Alexander Litvinenko, was poisoned by polonium, a rare radioactive substance, and it was all blamed on Putin of Russia because Litvinenko was a Putin critic. This was the quick line in mass media and it was on all the typical war propaganda channels.

There are many things wrong with the “Putin did it” story. For one there is no motive, even with Litvinenko being a critic of Russia, he was no threat whatsoever to Putin. The man worked with Chechen terrorists and the Israeli-Russian oligarchs. But just assuming that there was a sufficient motive to kill him, think about this: Why would Russia use a very rare, very expensive, and easily traceable radioactive substance to kill him instead of some cheap poison or just shooting him? Why risk smuggling radioactive material into the UK which is an act of war?

May 01 07:31

FLASHBACK - ISRAEL & PALESTINE: THE MAPS TELL THE TRUE STORY

The truth is that far from being the poor victim it likes to portray itself as, Israel is in fact the most aggressive and belligerent nation in the region, having invaded pretty much everyone it shares a border with.

The following maps show just who is wiping who off of the map!

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May 01 07:22

Early classic of Palestinian resistance cinema reemerges

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Early classic of Palestinian resistance cinema reemerges
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In 2003, young Palestinian artist Annemarie Jacir had spent years trying to trace a group of resistance filmmakers who, in the 1970s and early 1980s, had devoted their talents to their people’s struggle.

Finally, during the 2003 “Dreams of a Nation” film festival in Palestine, she was able to bring together some of those directors and producers and their works. In the case of one 25-minute drama-documentary called They Do Not Exist, it was the film’s first ever screening in Palestine. It was also the first time its director, Mustafa Abu Ali, one of the founders of the PLO’s film unit, had seen his work in two decades.

Now, the film has been made freely available in versions on YouTube or Vimeo.

May 01 07:21

Israel Festival hit hard by boycott in wake of Gaza assault, director admits

Israel’s flagship annual cultural festival has been forced to curtail its 2015 schedule because last summer’s assault on Gaza and the growing impact of Palestinian calls for cultural boycott are making it harder to attract international artists.

The Israel Festival’s new director Eyal Sher “does not hide the problems that constrained its production,” the Hebrew-language Israeli publication Mako reports.

“This year’s festival was produced with a shortened schedule against the background of Operation Protective Edge,” Sher says, “and had to face, like many cultural and academic bodies in the country, BDS [boycott divestment and sanctions].”

May 01 07:20

The Israeli Humanitarian Enthusiasm – A Dialectical Perspective

We are familiar with this pattern. Israel is always fast to send its medical aid and rescue teams to remote destinations as soon as the news about a natural disaster hits CNN. Yet, peculiarly, it is the same Israel that inflicts tragedies that easily match the worst natural disasters on its next door neighbours.

How can we reconcile this clear discrepancy between Israel’s humanitarian enthusiasm and the collective lethal ambitions Israeli society inflicts on its Arab neighbours? Why are the Israelis so intent on displaying a global image of ‘caring’ while behaving in a murderous and heartless manner towards their neighbours?

May 01 07:14

U.S. Navy escorting American ships in Strait of Hormuz amid Iran tension

A Senior Defense Department official confirms to CBS News that U.S. Naval forces have begun accompanying American-flagged maritime traffic in the Strait of Hormuz.

The move is in response to what Washington views as provocative Iranian behavior in the Persian Gulf. Earlier this week Iranian naval vessels reportedly fired warning shots near Maersk Tigris, a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship, and detained it and its crew. Iranian officials say the Maersk shipping line owes it money.

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So all Israel needs to do is sneak one of their submarines into Iranian waters and fire a shot at one of the US ships (the way Israel attacked USS Liberty) and blame Iran for it (the way Israel initially blamed Egypt for the USS Liberty attack).

Apr 30 17:37

Changing Alliances and the National Interest in the Middle East - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

By aiding groups like ISIS,the Israelis have forfeited any claim on American sympathy (unless, of course, your a U.S. politician who has been captured by the Zionist lobby).

Apr 30 14:50

Ethiopians protest racist attack, clash with police: 'Israel will be like Baltimore'

After Ethiopian says he was attacked by immigration officials, Israel's Ethiopian community takes to the streets to protest.

Apr 30 12:40

Poison pill: Rubio floats amendment to Corker’s Iran bill requiring Iran to recognize Israel’s right to exist

Is there any strategy behind this apart from generating a nice pro-Israel credential for Rubio’s resume that he can show off to GOP primary voters this summer? What I mean is, is there any chance that this somehow improves — or kills — the final deal between the U.S. and Iran or at least puts Obama and the Democrats in a verrrry tough spot in defending it?

Apr 30 11:38

The Silencing of Dorothy Thompson

This is the story of a famous, glamorous, pioneering female journalist and human rights advocate who was shunned and forgotten for criticizing the treatment of Palestinians in the creation of the Israeli state. A 90 minute documentary from Alternate Focus.

Apr 30 10:45

JEWHAD AGAINST JEWS

For years there have been calls for on-the-ground opposition to the occupation. Now there are a growing number of Jewish platforms — and voices — seeking to make it happen.

Apr 30 10:13

POLICE Trained by ISRAEL / Torture / Murder / Terror

Apr 30 08:21

Netanyahu moves for greater share of power in Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is busy making attempts for a greater share of power in Israel.

On Wednesday, the premier’s Likud party signed agreements with two Israeli parties, which would give him control of 46 seats out of the parliament's 120, Israeli media outlets reported.

The agreements were signed with the ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism (UTJ) and the center-right Kulanu parties.

Apr 30 07:35

Would you do this?

No you wouldn’t do this.

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America"

YOU JUST DID!!

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Apr 30 06:57

U.S. pressing France to postpone UN resolution on Palestine

Last week, the student senate at Earlham College, a Quaker liberal arts institution in Indiana, passed a resolution demanding divestment from US companies that profit from Israeli violations of Palestinians’ rights.

The resolution was passed by consensus — requiring the approval of all members of the student government — and targets the college’s investments in Motorola Solutions, Hewlett-Packard and Caterpillar.

Apr 30 06:56

(Wissam Nassar / Maan Images)Indiana students vote to divest from companies over Israel links

Last week, the student senate at Earlham College, a Quaker liberal arts institution in Indiana, passed a resolution demanding divestment from US companies that profit from Israeli violations of Palestinians’ rights.

The resolution was passed by consensus — requiring the approval of all members of the student government — and targets the college’s investments in Motorola Solutions, Hewlett-Packard and Caterpillar.

Apr 30 06:54

Univ. of Illinois protected white supremacist, but not Steven Salaita, report finds

Salaita was fired last August as he was about to take up a tenured faculty position in the American Indian Studies program at the Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) campus, because of tweets criticizing Israel’s attack on Gaza that administrators deemed lacked “civility.”

By doing so, the university violated the AAUP’s long-standing and highly influential principles on academic freedom and tenure, the report concludes.

The AAUP report confirms – based on precedents dating back to 1962 as well as generally accepted practices applied to the facts of this case – that the university’s decision constituted a “dismissal” of Salaita and not a mere withdrawal of a job offer.

Salaita was therefore entitled to full protections of his academic freedom and to due process, all of which the university violated.

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"But Israel told us to do it, and that is all that really matters!"

Apr 30 06:52

National park zoning used as pretext for ethnic cleansing of East Jerusalem

The Totanji family live beside a grassy valley that extends to the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City. In 2000, Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority designated much of Wadi al-Joz and the surrounding area as belonging to the expansive Tzurim Valley National Park.

The move has placed the 17,000 Palestinians living in Wadi al-Joz in a perilous situation. The Israeli authorities may decide to destroy their homes at any time.

Under the deal struck by Kawar, locals may seek to have 12 houses on Imru al-Qays Street rezoned so that they are no longer included in the national park. To do so, they would have to hire an engineer at an estimated minimum cost of $50,000, according to Kawar.

The residents have been told that an engineer’s assessment could take three months to complete. The assessment would then have to be submitted to the Israeli-controlled Jerusalem Planning Committee.

Apr 30 06:35

When Israel would give up the bomb

A 1987 Pentagon document declassified in February unequivocally declares that Israel's nuclear weapons programme was then at the stage the US had reached between 1955 and 1960. It also says Israel had the potential to develop hydrogen weapons.

The document was released just days before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his highly controversial speech to a joint session of Congress in which he argued why Iran had to be stopped from getting the bomb.

As the only nuclear power in the region, Israel has an unequalled strategic advantage. There doesn't appear to be any scenario in which Israel would willingly give up a nuclear arsenal that it still refuses to even confirm exists.

Apr 30 06:34

Russia impinges on Israel's right to bomb Iran

American neocons are in a lather over Russia’s decision to go ahead with the sale of anti-aircraft missiles to Iran. The apparent outrage is that Iran thinks it has a right to protect its citizens from Israel’s right to launch airstrikes into Iran’s territory, as ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern explains.

Apr 30 06:32

US Congress c'ttee approves Israel tunnel detection aid

Following reports of continued tunnel digging in the Gaza Strip after Operation Protective Edge, the US Congress has decided to initiate a joint US-Israel R&D program for the development and testing of technologies to combat the threat of the tunnels.

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Because those people of Gaza should just accept their starvation and not try to bring in food, medicine, or building materials with which to repair the bomb damage from last summer!

Apr 29 14:03

FLASHBACK 2010 - David Cameron: Israeli blockade has turned Gaza Strip into a 'prison camp'

David Cameron used a visit to Turkey to make his strongest intervention yet in the intractable Middle East conflict today when he likened the experience of Palestinians in the blockaded Gaza Strip to that of a "prison camp".

Although he has made similar remarks before, his decision to repeat them on a world stage in Turkey, whose relations with Israel have deteriorated sharply since it mounted a deadly assault on the Gaza flotilla, gave them much greater diplomatic significance.

Cameron's comments, in a speech to business leaders in Ankara, prompted the Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to issue another strong condemnation of how Israel dealt with the flotilla.

Apr 29 13:57

Hamas police beat, arrest protesters at Gaza rally

Police in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip beat and arrested protesters on Wednesday at a youth rally in the north of the besieged coastal territory.

Apr 29 13:56

Settlers Damage Water Pipes in Hebron's Old City District

A group of Israeli settlers damaged water pipes serving the Palestinian community in Hebron's Old City, Tuesday, according to locals.

Apr 29 13:30

The Zionist regime warships attacked the Lebanese coast

Google translate: Two warships of the Zionist regime violated Lebanese territorial waters.

In trod the repetitive violation by combat aircraft and drones of the Zionist regime, of Lebanese air space, two warships of this regime violated on Wednesday Lebanese maritime space, will we learned Site information Nachra-year.

On the evening of Wednesday, two warships of the Zionist enemy violated Lebanese for 7 minutes maritime area off the coast of the city of Ras al-Naqoura.

The spy drones of the Zionist regime violated Tuesday Lebanon airspace over Beirut and the north of the country.

Apr 29 13:22

Israel lobby has deeply infiltrated US government: American journalist

The Israel lobby has deeply infiltrated the US government and totally controls its foreign policy, an American journalist in Phoenix says.

Apr 29 12:13

The Israelification of American Law Enforcement

Apr 29 10:58

Criminalisation of Free Speech and Double Standards

In what appears to be another attempt to suppress criticism of Israel, the Canadian government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Israel which makes the claim that “the selective targeting of Israel is the new face of anti-Semitism” and declares that Canada will oppose those who support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Apr 29 10:35

Israeli Soldiers Caught on Camera Attacking Journalists (VIDEO)

The video showed a number of Israeli soldiers hitting and pushing two photojournalists in a confrontation that took place, according to the video’s description, near the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh.

Apr 29 10:34

VANUNU STILL BLOWING HIS NUCLEAR WHISTLE

Almost 30 years after Mordechai Vanunu exposed Israel’s alleged nuclear secrets, it seems he remains a hot target for the police and intelligence services. Vanunu disappeared last Thursday, on Israel’s Independence Day. A small group of his friends and acquaintances searched for him, but he did not answer his cell phone or respond to messages.

The mystery was only solved the next morning. Michael Sfard, a lawyer and human rights activist, revealed Wednesday that Vanunu spent many hours that evening at the police station in the Russian Compound in Jerusalem. In a post on his Facebook page, Sfard said Vanunu was arrested by a group of seven Border Police officers and a female police officer, on suspicions he had violated the conditions governing his release from prison – when by chance he held a conversation in public with foreigners for more than half an hour.

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Apr 29 09:16

AIPAC Sponsored “Fast Track Measures” on Behalf of Israel: Congressional Legislation Targets BDS Initiatives

AIPAC-promoted/anti-BDS measures were attached as amendments to House and Senate fast track legislation introduced earlier in April.

Its purpose is to ram through Congress Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) bills global justice advocates call NAFTA on steroids – stealth corporate coup d’etats.

The House measure “discourage(s) politically motivated actions to boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel and seek(s) the elimination of politically motivated non-tariff barriers on Israeli goods, services, or other commerce imposed on the State of Israel.”

Apr 29 09:14

UK’s Cameron defends 2014 Israeli war on Gaza

Cameron said in an interview with the UK-based Jewish Chronicle on Tuesday that Tel Aviv had a right to “defend” itself when it began its war on Gaza last July.

Israel started airstrikes against the besieged Palestinian territory in early July 2014 and later expanded its military campaign with a ground invasion. The war ended in late August that year.

Nearly 2,200 Palestinians, including 577 children, were killed in Israel’s 50-day onslaught and over 11,100 others, including nearly 3,380 children, 2,088 women and 410 elderly people, were injured. Tens of Israelis were also killed during the war.

Cameron said it was “important to speak out” about standing by Israeli.

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Except that Israel launched the attack against Gaza over three murdered Israeli teenagers in the West Bank, which Israel blamed on Hamas even though local police said there was no evidence to suggest Hamas was involved.

Apr 29 09:06

Rubio Amendment Set to Kill Iran Nuclear Deal

While the Senate’s upcoming Iran bill, aiming to give Congress veto power over any pact negotiated by the P5+1, already put the deal in serious jeopardy, a new amendment to it proposed by Sen. Marco Rubio (R – FL) seems to be the silver bullet that will kill any chance of the deal.

The Rubio Amendment would require that any nuclear deal with Iran include an explicit public endorsement from Iran of Israel’s status as a “Jewish state.”

Apr 29 08:32

Litvinenko Wasn't Poisoned by Putin. He Was Likely Smuggling the Polonium That Killed Him

There are many things wrong with the “Putin did it” story. For one there is no motive, even with Litvinenko being a critic of Russia, he was no threat whatsoever to Putin. The man worked with Chechen terrorists and the Israeli-Russian oligarchs. But just assuming that there was a sufficient motive to kill him, think about this: Why would Russia use a very rare, very expensive, and easily traceable radioactive substance to kill him instead of some cheap poison or just shooting him? Why risk smuggling radioactive material into the UK which is an act of war?

Apr 29 08:30

It's Official: Obama 'The Worst US President for Israel'

Israelis overwhelmingly view Barack Obama as the worst US president for Israel in the last 30 years, a poll has shown. And while that result may come as no surprise, the degree to which respondents viewed Obama negatively is certainly remarkable.

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Wear your Kevlar undies, Barack. People that Israel does not like get shot at!

Apr 29 08:28

Boycott to intensify after Israeli ban on South African minister’s trip to Palestine

Last week Israel denied entry to South African higher education minister Blade Nzimande. The minister had intended to travel to Ramallah to discuss academic cooperation with institutions in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

A spokesperson for the ministry told South African media that the justification Israel gave was that Nzimande is “one of the most vocal anti-Israeli government ministers.”

A broad alliance of South African civil society organizations responded Monday to the Israeli ban by promising to intensify its program of boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel. They presented a new plan of action at a press conference Monday, South Africa’s Freedom Day.

Apr 29 08:28

Hospital bombed by Israel “back in business” but not rebuilt, says Gaza doctor

Last July, during Israel’s 51-day attack on the Gaza Strip that killed approximately 2,220 Palestinian women, men and children, the Israeli army bombed and shelled homes, offices, schools, infrastructure, United Nations shelters, hospitals and clinics.

In a series of airstrikes, Israeli forces completely leveled the al-Wafa rehabilitation hospital, the only one of its kind in Gaza.

Al-Wafa serves the needs of the disabled and the elderly, many needing round-the-clock care and monitoring. Since al-Wafa was bombed to rubble, medical staff have been treating their patients in a secondary location and are raising funds to rebuild the main hospital.

Apr 29 08:06

Israel, the bomb and Western double-think

Israel’s nuclear arsenal has been common knowledge for decades, partly thanks to whistle-blower Mordechai Vanunu, who is still denied his freedom despite having served a sentence of 18 years.

The Center for Nonproliferation Studies have reported that Israel probably has up to 300 warheads – about the same as the UK. These include intercontinental-range thermonuclear weapons and artillery-delivered, enhanced-radiation tactical weapons ('neutron bombs').

Nuclear facilities in Israel include the nuclear reactor at Dimona in the Negev where Vanunu worked, nuclear storage bases at Eilabun near the Sea of Galilee and the national weapons testing laboratory at Soreq, south of Tel Aviv.

Israel has always refused to confirm or deny their existence: what Avner Cohen, author of Israel and the bomb, calls a policy of "Don’t ask, don’t tell."
Naturally, no inspection of these facilities by the International Atomic Energy Authority has been allowed.

Apr 29 07:43

Splitting Iraq: US Military Bill Would Redefine Kurds, Sunni Militias as Separate Country

In an attempt to limit the prospects for overseas meddling, US law requires foreign military aid to be delivered direct to host countries, as opposed to just any old armed faction the US wants to throw weapons at.

That might seem like a straightforward rule, but House Republicans are seeing a pretty straightforward way to circumvent it, announcing their intention to declare Iraqi Kurdistan, as well as some Iraqi Sunni Arab militias, as “countries” of their own for the sake of aid shipments.

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This makes those smaller countries easier to "manage" which has been on both the US agenda for Iraq and Iran all along.

Apr 28 22:05

14-year-old shot by Israeli forces in Gaza Strip in critical condition

A 14-year-old Palestinian is in critical condition and has been transferred to Ramallah for treatment after he was hit by a stray Israeli bullet on Friday at his home in the central Gaza Strip, his family said Tuesday.

Apr 28 21:56

Inventing a Record of Iranian Aggression

Following the lead of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, Official Washington’s neocons are hyping Iran’s record as an aggressor state, with some examples harkening back to the Sixteenth Century and other more recent cases simply not true.

Apr 28 11:27

Israel Evacuates Surrogate Babies From Nepal But Leaves the Mothers Behind

An Israeli Boeing-747 returned from Nepal to Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport on Tuesday afternoon, and among its 229 passengers were 15 Israeli babies, all born within the last six weeks to surrogate mothers in Nepal.

Some of the babies were with their Israeli parents and others were cared for by Israeli passengers. None of the surrogate mothers were allowed to travel.

Apr 28 10:30

ISRAEL’S ‘WAR’ AGAINST DIASPORA JEWRY

It’s time for the State of Israel to reassess its relationship with Diaspora Jews who have embraced anti-Israel views and initiatives.

Apr 28 10:29

IN PHOTOS ~~ BRINGING THE OCCUPATION TO NEW YORK

Last Friday evening, April 24th, Haneen Zoabi, Palestinian citizen of Israel and member of the Knesset, spoke to a packed crowd of about 300+ in an auditorium at New York University in NYC. The room was filled beyond capacity with people standing on the sides and sitting on the ground in the aisles. She was invited there by the NYU chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine. Before she arrived an unsigned leaflet was circulated accusing her of being a friend of Hamas and a supporter of terror. A very small group of Israel’s supporters stood in the rear of the auditorium waving 2 Israeli flags.

Apr 28 10:28

Finnish Official: Jews Control Money, Impede US Neutrality

Finnish official asserts on state television that Jews hold vast control over wealth, media, thus impeding neutrality in US Mideast stance.

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Apr 28 08:42

Like most US police depts, Baltimore police received training in Israel

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Trained in Israel to treat Americans like Palestinians.

The training was called "Project Interchange."

Apr 28 07:40

Israeli Arabs call general strike to protest house demolitions

Israel's Arab minority observed a general strike on Tuesday that was to climax with a rally in Tel Aviv to protest against a wave of demolitions of Arab homes.

In Arab towns in the north, schools, colleges, public institutions, banks and most shops remained closed, Arab media outlets reported.

The Higher Arab Monitoring Committee, which represents Arab communities in Israel, said it was a protest against growing racism as well as the acceleration of house demolitions.

Apr 28 07:39

US Expects Israeli Pledge to Two-States to Continue

In veiled threat, Wendy Sherman says if Israeli gov't doesn't show commitment to two-state solution, US will have trouble backing it in UN.

Apr 28 07:39

Barclays no longer listed as Elbit shareholder

UK high street bank Barclays is no longer listed as a shareholder in Elbit Systems, the major Israeli military company that manufactures drones used in Israel’s attacks on Palestinians and helps Israel build its illegal Apartheid wall.

Apr 28 07:38

Spread of BDS Movement Unprecedented Worldwide

In its periodic report on the boycott against Israeli products, the national office for land defense said that the movement is growing worldwide, and that people in different fields including cultural, academic, economic, sport and military fields, are demanding Israel be held accountable for its crimes against Palestine.

Apr 28 07:30

Republican Contenders Reach Out to Sheldon Adelson, Palms Up

In a country wary of dynasties, former President George W. Bush said he could be a liability for his younger brother Jeb, a likely presidential candidate.

But he will never be a liability for the 700 Republican Jewish donors he spoke to in a ballroom here Saturday night. And especially not for Sheldon Adelson, the owner of the Venetian hotel and casino, where the Republican Jewish Coalition held its spring meeting, and the most sought-after donor in the contest for the Republican presidential nomination.

President Bush remains hugely popular with Mr. Adelson and other conservative members of the group, which has seen its numbers swell as tensions have increased between the Obama administration and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel.

Apr 28 07:25

Nazi surrender order to be auctioned in New York

Marooned on a naval base in north-west Germany, pinned down by advancing Allied forces and with Adolf Hitler dead, the last leader of the Third Reich hammered out a surrender order.

Seventy years later his telex will be auctioned in New York, the flimsy sheet of pink expected to fetch US$20,000 to US$30,000 as rare a relic from the world’s deadliest conflict.

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They are wagging the Nazis at us again, which means Israel is about to start something nasty and needs political cover for it.

Apr 28 07:12

Errant mortars from Syria strike open areas in northern Israel

Two mortars shells hit open areas in the Golan Heights on Tuesday morning, in what the IDF said was errant fire from Syria.

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Or another Israeli false-flag, which always hit open areas.

Apr 28 07:10

Palestinian shot by IDF dies of wounds

A Palestinian shot by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank died of his wounds on Tuesday, a hospital official said, the third Palestinian killed in a flare-up of violence over the past three days.

Apr 28 05:08

Censorship at Southampton University - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

Actually, as long as Israel insists on being “a Jewish state” instead of a democratic state of all its citizens, it must walk the path of apartheid. And, it can only get away with that through successfully maintaining an exceptional status - a status that puts it above international law.

Apr 28 04:10

Argentina: A Case Study of Israel’s Zionist-Wall Street Destabilization Campaign

Israeli attempted to sidetrack the Argentine investigation, by involving some of its powerful Wall Street assets and influential pro-Israel lobbies (the Anti-Defamation League, AIPAC among others). Their purpose was to fabricate ‘evidence’ in order to implicate Iran in the crime and to manipulate their influential assets in Argentina, especially in this case, chief prosecutor Nisman and many of the leaders of DAIA, to accuse the Argentine government of complicity in an ‘Iranian cover-up’.

Apr 28 04:06

German Jewish family recounts ordeal of living in Israel

German Jewish family: We will never return to Israel ever. We are grateful to the German authorities for our salvation. Israel is a cruel and merciless country…..

Apr 27 21:50

Syria’s Nightmarish Narrative

With military and political help from Saudi Arabia and Israel, the nightmare scenario of an Al-Qaeda and/or Islamic State victory in Syria may be coming true, as the army of the more secular Syrian government retreats and as President Obama seems frozen by indecision.

Apr 27 20:12

Israel criticized for touting Nepal rescue while Gaza is still in ruins

The director of Human Rights Watch has criticized Israel for touting its emergency aid efforts for earthquake-devastated Nepal while it continues to block reconstruction in Gaza.

“Easier to address a far away humanitarian disaster than the nearby one of Israel’s making in Gaza,” Kenneth Roth tweeted in reference to Israel’s announcement that it was flying 260 Israeli army medical and military personnel to Kathmandu.

Apr 27 20:03

Israel responsible for Gaza strikes on UN schools and shelters, inquiry finds

Israel was responsible for striking seven United Nations sites used as civilian shelters during the 2014 Gaza war in which 44 Palestinians died and 227 others were injured, an inquiry ordered by UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has concluded.

Releasing the report on Monday, Ban condemned the attacks “as a matter of the utmost gravity” and said “those who looked to them for protection and who sought and were granted shelter there had their hopes and trust denied”.

Ban insisted that UN locations were “inviolable”.

The issue is particularly sensitive as the locations of all UN buildings – including schools used as shelters – are routinely provided to the Israeli military and updated in times of conflict.

Apr 27 18:10

Iran Skoolz Israel: ‘If you really want a nuke-free Middle East, then turn yours in’

Already his year, we’ve seen how Israel, its lobby, and US Republicans on their payroll, have constantly obsessed over Iran’s supposed ‘nuclear program’. They’ve also actively undermined international P5+1 accords with Iran ever since negotiations began in 2014. But who is the real nuclear threat in the region?

Apr 27 14:48

Israel carries out arrest raids across East Jerusalem, West Bank

Israeli forces detained 13 Palestinians in arrest raids across the West Bank and East Jerusalem early Monday.

Apr 27 13:43

Unique drone footage shows how the entire neighbourhoods in Gaza has been razed to the ground after Israel's bombardment in the summer.

Apr 27 12:41

Israel invests billions in the UAE

Israeli journalist and writer Yossi Melman has revealed the details of massive Israeli economic involvement in the UAE through security firms run by former Mossad, Shebak and other Israeli intelligence officials, Palestinian newspaper Al-Resalah has reported.

Apr 27 12:15

Israel to airlift 25 babies from Nepal born to surrogates

Israel said Sunday it plans to airlift 25 infants from quake-hit Nepal born to surrogate mothers, along with their Israeli parents, most of them homosexual couples.

Apr 27 12:05

Settlers farming land Israeli army has closed off to its Palestinian owners

Settlers in the northern Jordan Valley are farming large tracts of land owned by Palestinians, who are being denied access to it by a military order. The Palestinians submitted a petition to the High Court of Justice last month asking for the return of their land.

Apr 27 10:41

WHY ALL THE FUSS ABOUT BDS?

oycotts are certainly not a new tool used to fight injustices or to show solidarity with a given Movement ….

My son was almost ten years old when he tasted his first grape …. here’s why;

We supported the strikers of Southern California, led by Cesar Chavez, when the grape workers called for a boycott …

Apr 27 10:39

ABC7 TV Eyewitness News reporter asked about the "Dancing Israelis"

When a local KABC TV news crew interviewed me about a local jewelry store crash & grab heist near Los Angeles, I thought I'd have some fun with it. So after their interview I conducted a brief interview of my own, and asked the reporter if he ever heard of another group of bandits who were the only people arrested in New York City on September 11, 2001: The Dancing Israelis!

Apr 27 09:26

Israel Launches Airstrike On Syria Border, Says Militants Approached With Explosive

Israel's military said Sunday it launched an airstrike on its border with Syria after spotting militants carrying a bomb in the Israeli-held Golan Heights.

The military said it carried out the strike after troops saw "a group of armed terrorists" approach the border with an explosive intended to target Israeli troops. It said that Israeli aircraft "targeted the squad, preventing the attack."

It did not offer any casualty figure for the strike. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said four Syrian soldiers were killed by a missile fired from Israeli-occupied territory in the Golan. Observatory director Rami Abdurrahman said it was not clear whether the missile was fired by a plane or from a vehicle.

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Obviously these "terrorists" were a false-flag to justify the attack. Because why would Syrian terrorists attack their main supply line from Israel?

Apr 27 09:04

Israel reportedly hits Hezbollah, Assad targets in Syria

Al-Arabiya: IAF jets struck missile depots on Wednesday, Syrian army military bases near Lebanon border on Saturday

Apr 27 08:46

George W. Bush Bashes Obama on Middle East Policy

In a closed-door meeting with Jewish Donors Saturday night, former President George W. Bush delivered his harshest public criticisms to date against his successor on foreign policy, saying that President Barack Obama is being naïve about Iran and the pending nuclear deal and losing the war against the Islamic State.

Apr 27 08:44

Top Jewish leader claims entire Western world culpable for "Holocaust"

After essentially stating that the Jews are on the brink of another "Holocaust," Lauder went on to claim that every single European country, along with the United States, were complicit in the alleged "genocide of the Jews" at the hands of Adolf Hitler and National Socialist Germany.

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"You are ALL guilty! You ALL must give us money. You ALL must do as we tell you! GUILT! GUILT! GUILT! GUILT! GUILT! It's good for business."

(Ahem)

As I recall, Americans sacrificed much blood and treasure to stop the Nazis from doing ... whatever it was they were really doing. One of the strongest reasons to doubt the holocaust narrative is that Israel does not act like they have anything to be grateful to America for!

Apr 27 07:57

Ghost-like images haunt New York display by Palestinian artists

Five artists of Arab origin feature in the exhibition Artistic Weapons of Mass Communication at Brooklyn’s Five Myles Gallery.

Running until 24 May, the show includes the work of Palestinian American artists Mary Tuma, John Halaka and Rajie Cook, as well as Arab Iranian Samira Abbassy and Egyptian Ganzeer.

Curator Souhad Rafey has said: “With the Middle East in focus, the show reflects opposition to wars of aggression, military occupations of foreign lands and the necessary change to the destructive reality of ‘empire as a way of life.’”

Apr 27 07:55

Jerusalem teen killed by Israeli forces in “cold blood,” family says

The 17-year-old was shot dead by Israel’s Border Police as he allegedly ran toward soldiers at a checkpoint in occupied Jerusalem’s al-Tur neighborhood, late Friday night.

Israeli occupation forces claimed that he was wielding a knife, an accusation his family dismisses as a fabrication intended to cover up a killing in “cold blood.”

According to the boy’s mother, her son had gone out that night to attend a wedding party, and was not carrying any sort of weapon.

Apr 27 07:53

Israel's north is heating up: Nasrallah will have the final word

Early Saturday morning, Syrian army weapons storehouses near the border with Lebanon were bombed from the air, in an attack which Arab media attributed to Israel. Sunday evening the Israel Air Force killed four terrorists who were trying to plant an explosive device inside Israeli territory, near the Syrian border on the Golan Heights. Then this morning there was another report – whose veracity looks, for now, to be questionable – of another aerial attack by Israel in the Qalamoun mountains, the same area attacked on Saturday.

The conventional wisdom in the Israeli defense establishment has been – for the past few years – that three or four mutual attacks are too many. According to this approach, a prolonged round of offensive incidents (for which Israel never admits direct responsibility) and counter-attacks could very well lead the various sides into an overall conflict.

Apr 27 07:42

Operation Opera II - Israeli Attack on Iran

The worse kept secret is the joint plans of Israel and their American stooges for a sneak attack on Iran. Succumbing to the militaristic legacy of imperial Japan, the joint chiefs of staff are ready to facilitate or even lead a stealth charge against purported WMD targets. So what is their rationale? Since the deadly weapon facilities could not be found in Iraq, maybe they will be found in Iran? If Iran was ready to develop nuclear weapons, how is that any different from Israel already deploying 200 plus warheads? Especially since the Zionist belligerent is poised to strike Iran in a repeat of their “Operation Opera” against the Iraqi Osirak reactor in 1981.

Apr 27 07:14

President George W. Bush Comes Out Against Nuclear Deal with Iran, Pulling Troops from Iraq in Speech to Jewish Donors

Former President George W. Bush said the United States must show that it can follow through on its promises, and argued against the lifting of sanctions against Iran during rare remarks about foreign policy in a meeting with hundreds of Jewish donors here Saturday night.

Apr 27 07:14

Israel to build 77 new settlement units in East Jerusalem

The Israeli government has issued tenders for 77 new Jewish-only settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem, an Israeli NGO said Monday.

According to leftist Peace Now movement, which campaigns against Israeli settlement activities, 36 of the new tenders are for Neve Yaakov settlement and 41 for Pisgat Zeev.

The movement slammed the move as an "indicator" of the policies of the new government that is in the making under outgoing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose Likud party won the country's parliamentary elections last month.

Earlier this year, the group said that Israeli settlement construction in occupied Palestinian territories by increased by 40 percent during 2014.

Apr 27 07:10

Stanford professor left barefoot, homeless and trapped in Israel for 15 years

An American citizen was left homeless and barefoot in Israel, and those who provided him with shoes were punished by the courts.

Gary visited Israel for a long weekend to attend his son’s coming of age – or bar mitzvah – ceremony. He was already a divorced man. He had emigrated to Israel (or “made aliyah”) many years before and, after his marriage broke down, he was told by an Israeli court that it would be better if he left Israel and went back to the USA to continue working as he would be better able to provide financially for his children.

Apr 26 22:03

Israeli settlement boycott will not be sufficient

Labelling might give conscientious consumers useful information to target settlements goods but, in the unlikely event a significant number of shoppers chose to act, it would barely dent Israel’s economy.

Apr 26 21:48

Spread of BDS Movement Unprecedented Worldwide

In its periodic report on the boycott against Israeli products, the national office for land defense said that the movement is growing worldwide, and that people in different fields including cultural, academic, economic, sport and military fields, are demanding Israel be held accountable for its crimes against Palestine.

Apr 26 11:48

Israeli navy attacks Palestinian fishing boats off Gaza

Israeli navy forces have once again opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats off the besieged Gaza Strip’s coast, reports say.

Apr 26 11:45

Stanford professor left barefoot, homeless and trapped in Israel for 15 years

Marianne Azizi describes the ordeal of a Stanford professor and US citizen who visited Israel for a long weekend only to become trapped for 15 years, fleeced and left barefoot and homeless.

Apr 26 09:31

Ted Cruz Voices Support for Israel at Las Vegas Convention

Two Texans - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and former governor Rick Perry - spoke to an organization that's boasting of growing membership but also anxious about an Iran deal that was repeatedly described as a threat to Israel's future existence, noted the report.

"Will the subsequent maps of the world show a nation of Israel?" Cruz asked the crowd during his speech. "That's what the stakes are."

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Maybe if Israel were to draw some official borders it might help those future map makers! But there are no guarantees that any nation will last forever and as history shows, none ever do.

Apr 26 09:29

Cruz to Vegas high-rollers: bet on me to back Israel and stop Iran deal

Presidential candidate addresses Republican Jewish Coalition
Boasts about size of fundraising and attendance at campaign meetings

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I can't quite put my finger on it, but I feel like something is missing in this photo of Cruz!

Apr 26 08:37

ISIS using weapons made in Israel

Apr 26 07:44

Angelina Jolie Calls for War with Syria at the United Nations

Apr 26 05:12

Fear mongering, the ISIS gambit and Zionist recruitment

Evidently, in Harper’s pro-Zionist fantasy world ‘terrorist’ is a smear word applied exclusively to the opponents of Israeli imperialism, whereas a state birthed through ethnic cleansing and maintained by way of bribery, blackmail, and state-sponsored mass murder is praised to the heavens merely for allowing its privileged Jewish citizens and disenfranchised Arab subjects to vote for whichever hawkish Zionist politician will continue the policies of terror in the holy land.

Apr 25 15:49

Terrorist stabs Israeli soldier near Cave of Patriarchs

Soldiers shoot Palestinian attacker who stabbed Border Police officer in neck; youths riot in East Jerusalem neighborhood of At-Tur.

Apr 25 14:05

Europe’s feeble efforts to “punish” Israel

Jonathan Cook contrasts the European Union’s feebleness towards the exponential expansion of Jewish squatter colonies with the Israeli political institutions – from the Supreme Court to the far right – uniting behind the colonies.

Apr 25 14:03

Censorship at Britain’s Southampton University

Lawrence Davidson explores why Zionists were so afraid of an academic conference that had been set to take place at Southampton University that they pulled all the strings to get it cancelled.

Apr 25 10:25

SHIMON PERES SAYS “THANKS, BUT NO THANKS” TO NEW BANK JOB

Peres pulls out of Bank Hapoalim deal following criticism

Apr 25 08:19

AIPAC pushes Republicans to foster bi-partisan support for bill that would challenge Iran deal

"Our priority is to make sure the bill gets passed with the strongest possible bipartisan majority so that Congress is guaranteed the opportunity to pass judgment on the final agreement," an AIPAC source said.

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Apr 25 08:03

Lancet medical journal accused of ‘hate speech’ on Israeli aggression in Gaza

A venerable British medical journal has been targeted by 500 doctors worldwide over its coverage of the humanitarian crisis caused by the Israel-Palestine conflict. It has been Britain’s most trusted medical journal for almost two hundred years.

The controversy arose after the Lancet, an internationally renowned publication, released an article deemed to be deeply critical of Israel’s conduct in Gaza.

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"And you can't Do that! You just CAN'T!! You can criticize the Queen of England, the President of the United States, or anyone else; that is freedom of speech. But you CAN'T criticize Israel. You just can't! Because .... well ... you just CAN'T! What is WRONG with you people that you don't understand the unwritten rules!" -- Nodding Yahoo

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I don't know about you, but I would not want to be treated by any doctor loyal to a foreign government. In the United States, 400,000 people die every year from "medical mistakes" making it the third largest killer, behind cancer and heart disease. I have to wonder if those "medical mistakes" are biased towards those people that criticize Israel!

UPDATE: I posted the last portion of my above comment to Russia Today and received this reply.

"Wonder no longer. They did it to me. A Jewish dentist in New Jersey left the tip of a file sticking through the root of a tooth because he didn't like what I said about Palestine. I only found out when the whole tooth was removed. "

Apr 25 08:00

Israel strikes Syrian military bases, Hezbollah targets near Syria-Lebanon border

According to the report, the airstrikes targeted the bases of the 155th and 65th strategic missile brigades, stationed in Qalamoun, near the Syria-Lebanon border. Residents of nearby cities Yabroud and Qarah reported hearing explosions.

Former Syrian opposition leader Hadi al-Bahra tweeted that there were reports of attacks on the 92nd battalion, in addition to the attacks on the 155th and 65th brigades. Al-Bahra also tweeted that the 155th brigade is responsible for launching Scud and Scud-B missiles.

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Note the irony of the ad Ha'Aretz ran just above this story!

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Apr 25 07:45

Israeli lies go unchallenged on BBC’s flagship current affairs show

In March, the BBC’s flagship news program Today broadcast an interview with Moshe Yaalon, Israel’s defense minister.

Yaalon was given free rein to disseminate lies and propaganda with not a single interruption or challenge from Today presenter, Sarah Montague.

In response, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and many individuals complained to the BBC about the substandard level of interviewing. The replies received from the BBC have revealed the extent to which the organization is prepared to make a fool of itself in order to justify and protect its soft interviews with Israeli spokespeople.

Apr 25 07:44

Why won’t Sydney University admit its professor Jake Lynch has been cleared of anti-Semitism?

In recent times, the university has been embroiled in a racism scandal surrounding Professor of English Barry Spurr, who referred to Aboriginal Australians as “human rubbish tips.” One could assume, then, that its management might be relieved not to have a similar anti-Semitism controversy to deal with.

So far, though, university management has not publicly announced the investigation results, effectively allowing the accusation of anti-Semitism to continue to tarnish the reputation of Lynch and other staff and students who support the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

It fell to Lynch’s union, the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU), to inform its members that the accusations of anti-Semitism had been dismissed.

Apr 25 07:36

BEX ALERT - No Nuclear Iran Must Be A Litmus Test For Pro-Israel Money

The issue of Iran’s nuclear capabilities is something which anyone who cares about a safe America as well as a safe Israel must stand against. And perhaps no community more than Republican American Jews must stand together in the interest of shared values – and a safer world – work to do everything they can to thwart a nuclear Iran.

Apr 25 05:42

Professors for Israel try to Shut Down Lancet

Academia is far from the bastion of free thinking and free speech it would like to claim for itself, as a newly confected “row” involving the leading medical journal The Lancet confirms.

Apr 24 13:17

A CONVERSATION WITH SENATOR RAND PAUL AT THE NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR HEBREW DAY SCHOOLS

On Monday, April 27, 2015, Senator Rand Paul will meet for a conversation and luncheon with Jewish community leaders at the National Society for Hebrew Day Schools headquarters in Brooklyn.

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You know who Rand Paul works for!

Apr 24 13:17

UK's Camden Council unlawfully censors criticism of Israel

Ruth Tenne argues that, by blocking our website, Redress Information & Analysis, London’s Camden Council – which appears to be covertly advancing the interests of the pro-Israel constituency – is breaking the law.

Apr 24 13:04

Iraqi Volunteers Find Israeli Weapons in ISIL Position. ISIL Supported by Saudi Arabia and Israel

According to Al-Mayadeen television, the Iraqi volunteer forces found Israeli-made weapons in an ISIL position in al-Karmah city in Anbar province.

The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.

Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.

The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.

Apr 24 12:31

Virginia state agency cancels Jerusalem trip citing Israeli discrimination

The state agency that regulates the legal profession in Virginia has canceled a planned seminar in Jerusalem following objections over Israel’s discrimination against Americans of Palestinian, Arab and Muslim ancestry.

Apr 24 11:10

Crime And Punishment - Holocaust vs. Paedophilia

Allison Pearson wrote in The Telegraph two days ago, “As Oskar Groening, the so-called Accountant of Auschwitz, goes on trial at the age of 93 for his complicity in war crimes, the 86-year-old Labour peer Greville Janner is excused prosecution for 22 alleged sexual offences against nine boys in his Leicestershire constituency, from the 1960s to the 1980s, because he is suffering from ‘severe dementia’.”

Pearson is spot on. While Groening is merely a Goy and a German, Lord Janner is a Jew and not just an ordinary Jew, but a quite prominent one. From 1978 to 1984 Lord Janner was the chairman of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, an institution that claims to “represent British Jews.” Lord Janner is also dominant in the field of holocaust education. He is clearly concerned with Jewish suffering but apparently dismissive of the shoah he is accused of inflicting on minor boys at the same time he represented British Jews.

Apr 24 10:45

Kick ’em where it hurts: Palestinians demand FIFA cancel Israel’s membership

Rajoub previously filed a complaint to FIFA against Israel demanding its FIFA membership be cancelled because it breached the organisation’s charter.In a press conference, Rajoub said that the complaints included calls for FIFA to stop Israeli practices against Palestinian sportspersons, including the daily aggression on sportsmen who face Israeli restrictions on their movement and are subjected to racism.

Apr 24 09:51

Congress: Don’t Back Settlements, Vote NO on Fast Track

Members of Congress should vote no on the Ryan-Hatch bill for fast track authority to negotiate trade agreements. The Ryan-Hatch fast track bill threatens European efforts to uphold international law concerning Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

Apr 24 09:48

Netanyahu's fantasy

In the world according to Netanyahu, the great threat, what he called "the foremost sponsor of terrorism", remains Iran. "We must," he insisted, "stop Iran's march of conquest, subjugation and terror."

Apr 24 09:40

Legislation penalizing boycott of Israel snuck into Fast-Track trade bill

An amendment, included in the bill and sponsored by Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), stipulates that, as a principle of trade negotiations, the U.S. should put pressure on other countries not to engage in BDS against Israel of any kind, including refusal to do business with settlements.The passed amendment has not yet been made public, but Josh Ruebner, policy director for the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, told Common Dreams that Cardin’s office confirmed that the language was based on the Senate legislation S.619, which states:

To include among the principal trade negotiating objectives of the United States regarding commercial partnerships trade negotiating objectives with respect to discouraging activity that discourages, penalizes, or otherwise limits commercial relations with Israel, and for other purposes.

Apr 24 09:29

Biden: We'll Deliver New F-35s to Israel in 2015

Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday the United States would deliver new F-35 fighter jets to Israel next year, saying the move would help the Jewish state maintain its military edge in the Middle East.

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Looks like Joe hasn't been paying close attention to the F-35!

Apr 24 09:28

Joe Biden Vows No Iran Deal That Threatens Israel

Seeking to ease U.S.-Israeli tensions, Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday promised Israel delivery of top-flight fighter jets next year to maintain its military edge and vowed that any final nuclear deal with Iran would ensure Israel’s security.

Addressing an Israeli Independence Day celebration in Washington, Biden insisted that Barack Obama “has Israel’s back,” despite a recent strains between the U.S. president and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over Iran nuclear talks and Middle East diplomacy.

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Careful, Joe. It sounds like you are angling for Mossad to kill Obama, so you can get the Oval Office and a run in 2016!

Apr 24 09:10

Wikileaks: Sony emails reveal Hollywood execs work for Israel

Top Hollywood bosses enjoy a strong relationship with the Israeli government and various pro-Israel lobbying groups across the United States, according to a cache of Sony internal emails leaked to Wikileaks and published for the first time last week.

The emails reveal a dinner between Sony executives and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; the presenter of American X-Factor chiding actress Natalie Portman aggressively for her views on Israel; meetings between top entertainment chiefs and the Israeli consulate-general; close ties between Sony’s Co-Chairperson and various pro-Israel lobbying groups; and film chiefs planning, in detail, a new documentary about the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe, about which the emails also reflect rising concern.

Apr 24 08:59

Israel fires at Gaza ‘terror site’ after rocket strike

Israeli forces struck a site in the northern Gaza Strip late Thursday night, hours after a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave at southern Israel broke months of a shaky truce between the sides.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage in Gaza.

Israeli news site Ynet reported tanks were used to shell the strike, though the Haaretz news outlet said the site was hit by Israeli air force jets.

The strike came shortly after a rocket exploded in an open field in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council.

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Any reports of deaths or injuries will be suppressed, as much as possible, by the Israeli media.

This is precisely what Mike predicted would happen on the radio show yesterday.

Apr 24 08:51

Israeli Air Force Chief Confident He Can ‘Get Job Done’ Attacking Iran

Last week’s announcement by the Russian government that they are cancelling a ban on selling S-300 defensive missiles to Iran seems to be sparking a flurry of comments from US and Israeli officials insisting they can attack Iran whenever they want, with or without the S-300.

Yesterday it was President Obama, but today was Israeli Air Force commander Major General Amir Eshel’s turn, insisting he is confident he can “get the job done” if ordered to attack Iran.

Eshel confirmed the S-300 is a “very sophisticated system,” but said he had no doubts that Israel, which had invested “immense resources” in preparing to attack Iran, could get around it in a strike.

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It is extremely regrettable that Israel has invested "...immense resources into preparing to attack Iran...", rather than investing those resources in figuring out how to live with an Iran using nuclear energy for power.

I would like to politely suggest to Major General Eshel that an attack against Iran would be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly wrong move the Israeli government and military could make right now, just as the technical framework for a nuclear deal has been established, and the P5+1 is working to agree on the technical ramifications of how this agreement is going to work.

I would like to suggest that the US government may well decide NOT to participate against such a strike, as Obama has committed himself to the potential success of such a deal, but Russia may very well, ultimately, join the fray on the side of Iran.

Hezbollah could attack Israel from the North, and the potential for Israeli casualties is far greater than the MOD will ever state.

Oh, and one last thing, Major General Eshel; by bombing Iran, you will also be bombing one of the oldest, continually practicing Jewish communities in the world, which have chosen to stay in their homeland, Iran, rather than immigrate to Israel.

How you, and the other war-hawks in Israel consider your Jewish brothers and sisters here as merely "collateral damage" in such a potential strike, just confounds me to the depth of my soul.

Apr 24 08:31

Jewish Defense League in Canada threaten to “derail” conference

The Canadian branch of the Jewish Defense League has threatened to “confront” and “derail” a conference on Christian Zionism this weekend.

The comments, made on the extremist organization’s website, raise the specter of anti-Palestinian street violence, something the JDL is synonymous with.

Taking place in Vancouver, this weekend’s conference is titled “Seeking the Peace of Jerusalem: Overcoming Christian Zionism in the Quest for Justice” and is organized by Canadian Friends of Sabeel (Sabeel is a Palestinian liberation theology group).

Its featured speaker include Christian clergy and Jewish rabbis, as well as Palestinian and Israeli human rights advocates and journalists.

Apr 24 08:31

With Israel’s help, EU seeks new ways of being cruel to refugees

European Union leaders have responded in a callous manner to the mass drowning of migrants in the Mediterranean.

Rather than investing in a system that would save lives and guarantee protection to people fleeing oppression and poverty, the EU’s governments have put themselves on a war footing. Their proposals to attack boats used to transport asylum-seekers look eerily similar to what far-right parties and tabloid pundits have been advocating.

Such plans have not emerged out of nowhere. For some time, the EU has been discussing migration as if it is a military threat. One recurring theme is the possibility that drones could be deployed in border surveillance operations.

Apr 24 08:30

Truth-teller Cornel West stands up to Israel lobby bullies

It is notable that West, unlike the overwhelming majority of public figures in the United States, has been forthright in criticizing Obama’s support for Israel’s massacre in Gaza, and recently urged Princeton University to divest from companies complicit in Israeli human rights crimes.

“[Israeli Prime Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu is a war criminal not because he’s Jewish but because he has chosen to promote occupation and human annihilation,” West said at a mass rally during the Israeli attack on Gaza, in Washington, DC, last August.

“Barack Obama is a war criminal, not because he’s Black or half African and white but because his drones have killed 233 innocent children and because he facilitates the killing of innocent Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank,” West added.

It is precisely because of his support for the Palestinian struggle that West has also become a target of Israel lobby groups.

Apr 24 08:23

Italian authorities: Terror suspects planned Vatican attack

The revelation about the planned attack against the Vatican came Friday as police said they were arresting 18 suspected extremists, including two purported bodyguards for Osama bin Laden.

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We know that the real Osama died of natural causes in late 2001, and that all subsequent Osamas were fakes, which means these claimed bodyguards are also likely fakes as well, which suggests that this was a false-flag attack in the making, to attack the center of Catholicism and frame it on Muslims, to enrage Catholics (if not all Christians) into a new (un)Holy Crusade!

Apr 24 04:35

Regarding the farcical prosecution of Oskar Groening, the "Accountant of Auschwitz"

Every month or so, a European government, usually Germany and almost always at the behest of international Jewry, arrests an old man for allegedly being "complicit in the Holocaust." . . .

. . . For the past few days, the mainstream mass media and Jewish press have been hysterically reporting on yet another farcical prosecution of an elderly German man who is alleged to be "complicit in the Holocaust."

Oskar Groening, an ex-Auschwitz guard and former sergeant in the SS now ridiculously known as the "Accountant of Auschwitz," is currently standing trial in Lüneburg, Germany for his purported “complicity in the murder of 300,000 mostly Hungarian Jews in two months during the summer of 1944,” according to The New York Times.

Apr 24 04:01

MEAGA BEX Alert!!! - "Auschwitz guard offers Germans something rare: A Nazi who admits what he did"

BERLIN — On the opening day of his trial on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder, the man known as the "accountant of Auschwitz" told of the moment he lost his "euphoria for Adolf Hitler."

He was standing on a train platform after Hungarian Jews had been unloaded at the Nazi death camp. The unwitting condemned already had been sent to the gas chambers. The newly arrived slave laborers had been sent in a different direction.

Left behind on the platform was a crying infant. As the child cried, one of the now 93-year-old Oskar Groening's fellow SS officers approached it, grabbed it by the leg, dashed its head against a nearby truck, then tossed the lifeless body into the truck.

As horrific as that story is, what might have been more shocking was Groening's next observation.

"I don't know what else I could have expected the guard to do with the baby," he mused. "I suppose he could have shot it, though."

Apr 24 03:00

Washington is Israeli occupied territory

Apr 23 22:04

Al-Aqsa Sheikh: Situation in the city is very dangerous

Grand Sheikh of Al-Aqsa Mosque Ekrema Sabri yesterday warned that the situation in Jerusalem is "very dangerous" because of the continuous settler desecration of Al-Aqsa.

Speaking to the Palestinian newspaper Al-Resalah, Sabri said that the situation in the mosque has been intensified by the "provocative" acts being carried out almost on a daily basis in the third most holy site for Muslims.

Apr 23 21:57

Palestinians’ rich archaeological heritage at risk

The Gaza Strip contains many archaeological artifacts and remnants belonging to different historical ages - from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, Hellenistic (323-31 B.C.), Roman (65 B.C.-330 C.E.), Byzantine (395-634), Islamic (636-1099), Mamluk (1250-1516) and Ottoman (1516-1917). However, the ministry says that due to Israel’s ongoing siege on Gaza, both archaeological and scientific exploration, as well as tourism, have suffered greatly.

Apr 23 21:52

100 armed Israeli settlers raid villages near Nablus

Settlers frequently attack locals and prevent farmers from reaching their lands, in addition to attacks on olive trees themselves.

Apr 23 18:06

We Exist (Palestinians) – Johnny Punish [ROCK VIDEO]

GAZA MASSACRE 2014 inspired this dark rock tune about a murdered father speaking to his daughter about her future. Dark yes! But also hoping for a better day in a future where we coexist as brothers, We Exist will make you think. It will make you hurt, get angry and move you to be fired up about changing this world for all of us because we belong no matter what they say!

Apr 23 14:32

EU’s Israel-Palestine policy is out of touch with reality

In a letter calling on European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini to promote and implement a 2012 plan to mark produce and products for the European marketplace from the Israeli-occupied West Bank, 16 EU foreign ministers stated that what they are requesting is “an important step in the full implementation of EU longstanding policy in relation to the preservation of the two-state solution”.

Apr 23 14:25

The Camel’s Nose…Negotiations, Sanctions and the undoing of 1979

Rather, the threat to the continued existence of the maniacal, genocidal enclave known as the Jewish state and to its tentacled power structure splayed throughout the world arises out of something 1000 times more potent than those radioactive materials making up the business end of thermonuclear weaponry. Mined out of Iran’s history, enriched in the reactors of Shia ideology, purified in the centrifuges of Persian culture and employed on various battlefields ranging from Syria to Iraq to Yemen to Southern Lebanon & beyond, it–to the great mental indigestion of Netanyahu and all his co-tribalists–is already being used with devastating success against Israel and all her dirty deeds, and it is an element known as Februarium 1979.

Apr 23 13:00

FALSE FLAG ALERT - Gazans fire rockets at Israel

Rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into the area of the Shaar Hanegev regional council on Thursday night. At least one rocket is believed to have exploded but no injuries or damage were reported.

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And just one day after the UN Security Council takes up restarting the peace process, with the US saying they will not Veto any resolution.

Apr 23 12:31

JADE HELM

Jade Helm 15 JP 3-35. JADE (Joint Assistance for Deployment and Execution) HELM (Homeland Eradication of Local Militants)

Apr 23 12:21

Foreign Government (Michael Rivero)

Apr 23 10:54

RUBIO FAVORITE IN $HELDON $WEEP$TAKE$

Before Iowa and New Hampshire, GOP candidates are competing in the Sheldon Adelson primary, and some will travel to his posh Venetian hotel in Las Vegas this weekend in hopes of winning it. But one candidate — Marco Rubio — has emerged as the clear front-runner, according to nearly a half-dozen sources close to the multibillionaire casino mogul.

In recent weeks, Adelson, who spent $100 million on the 2012 campaign and could easily match that figure in 2016, has told friends that he views the Florida senator, whose hawkish defense views and unwavering support for Israel align with his own, as a fresh face who is “the future of the Republican Party.” He has also said that Rubio’s Cuban heritage and youth would give the party a strong opportunity to expand its brand and win the White House.

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So elections, in this country, have come to this; it is no longer We the People who actually elect Presidents; it is the large corporations and front-men for Israel who buy candidates to fulfill their agendas, just as one would buy a side of beef.

And what is most depressing as to how this process has evolved, is the hard reality that the needs and concerns of working Americans are completely eclipsed by the needs and concerns of a foreign nation, and the huge corporations, which literally write most of the legislation under which the rest of us are forced to live.

Elections in the US are a Kabuki-like process, engineered to give the citizens of this country the illusion that they have some, even minor, control over their destinies when they absolutely do not.

And if you want a good look at how that works, take a look at what we know of the TPA:

Congress’ tax committees announced an agreement Thursday to speed through a bill to give President Barack Obama the fast-track authority that he will need to push mammoth new trade deals through Congress. While many believed a deal was in the works, news that it was actually done came as a surprise to members of both the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, which had been called to a hearing on the deal less than 12 hours earlier. The “trade promotion authority” bill, or TPA, would allow the White House to cut new trade deals with Asian and European nations, and then pass them through Congress using expedited procedures. Under these rules, the deals cannot be amended or obstructed, and they get a simple up-or-down vote.

Again, great for corporations, but generally lousy for We the People.

Any questions, folks?!?

Apr 23 10:45

A RESOLUTION GERMANY OWES HISTORY

If the Bundestag chooses to refuse Palestinian statehood when called to act on it, this would be totally out of synchronization with the long-standing German position for two-states as a model to resolve the conflict. Germany’s political integrity is at stake.

Apr 23 10:44

SEE FOR YOURSELF ~~ MORE ‘LOVE’ ON THE STREETS OF JERUSALEM

This disturbing video shows Israeli youths, escorted by police and occupation forces, marching through the Old City of Jerusalem chanting “mavet la’aravim” – “death to the Arabs” – and other cries of hate.

Apr 23 10:36

Illinois law would force state to boycott companies accused of boycotting Israel

Illinois lawmakers are expected to vote Friday on two bills that civil rights defenders say will severely curtail the constitutionally protected right to engage in boycotts.

Apr 23 10:16

Judge orders NY buses to run ‘Killing Jews’ ads

It was a major victory for not just bigotry but for bigotry which is poorly expressed through confusing, obscure, inner-baseball advertising campaigns. (They are pretty meta, though. I’ll give them that.) Not surprisingly, Geller praised the decision as a “triumph for liberty and truth.” Her lawyer, David Yerushalmi, who the Anti-Defamation League denounced for his “record of anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant and anti-black bigotry,” was equally thrilled:

Judge Koeltl’s well-written and considered opinion sends a loud and clear message to Islamic terrorists around the globe as well as to those government bureaucrats who believe that Sharia’s blasphemy laws are an exception to the First Amendment. And that message is this: America’s liberties will not give way to Islamic terror threats nor to government bureaucrats who are quick to cast aside our liberties for fear of offending Muslims.

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To every Muslim in this country who works hard, loves their family, and participates in their community with tolerance and benevolence with their fellow and sister Jews, Christians, Buddhists, and non-believers, I am very, very sorry for this ruling.

Every Muslim I have ever met in a business environment immigrated to this country for the same reasons my ancestors came here; to avoid discrimination; to give their kids better opportunities for education; and to find a job or found a business where they could thrive.

That such blatant racial, and religious, profiling should be allowed on public transport should be an affront to us all.

Apr 23 09:25

Lindsey Graham’s “All-Jewish Cabinet”

He described “the means” as the biggest hurdle facing his potential campaign, adding:

If I put together a finance team that will make me financially competitive enough to stay in this thing… I may have the first all-Jewish cabinet in America because of the pro-Israel funding. [Chuckles.] Bottom line is, I’ve got a lot of support from the pro-Israel funding.

Indeed, pro-Israel heavyweights, such as Sheldon Adelson, Paul Singer, and other heavyweight donors of the Republican Jewish Coalition, are emerging as the go-to funders of the Republican Party. Graham’s observation—whether meant lightly or not (or uttered under the influence of the Riesling)— tends to confirm that access to their millions is critical to the fortunes of any Republican presidential candidate in 2016.

Apr 23 09:00

Holocaust Survivors join NYC’s Ad War, accuse Israel of genocide

Now, New Yorker’s have yet another ad to chew on, this time sponsored by Holocaust survivors. The group of 300 survivors and their descendants have chipped in to buy an ad in the New York Times, condemning Israeli atrocities against Palestinians, which they unabashedly describe as – yes, genocide. And if that weren’t blasphemous enough, they call for a “full economic, cultural and academic boycott of Israel.”

Apr 23 08:22

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Coming to New York

Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is scheduled to come to New York to address the five-yearly review conference of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) that will be held from April 27th to May 22.

During the daily foreign ministry press briefing in Tehran, the ministry's Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham confirmed Zarif's trip to New York and added that, "given the presence of Iranian diplomats as well as other members of the P5+1, there may be talks on the nuclear negotiations on the sideline."

Apr 23 08:14

Former Mossad Chief: Israel Should Not Meddle In US-Iran Talks

Speaking with reporters on Tuesday, ex-Mossad Director Efraim Halevy summed up the current chilly relationship between the United States and Israel with a joke.

"When we had problems with the United States, people in Israel jokingly said we should go to war with the United States," Halevy said. "And the problem would be not what would happen if we would lose the war, but what happens if we win the war?"

Halevy, speaking on a conference call sponsored by the Israel Policy Forum, said that the old line shed light on the Israeli government's current opposition to the Obama administration's ongoing negotiations with Iran over the country's nuclear program.

"That of course highlights the somewhat ridiculous situation we might be in if an Israeli effort to derail the entire process would succeed," the former intelligence chief said.

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