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Jun 27 08:16

A Straight Look at the Jewish Lobby

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

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

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

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

Jun 27 08:15

SA reverend aboard ship attempting to break Israeli blockade on Gaza

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

Jun 27 04:59

Abby Martin peddles Jewish exceptionalism, fears WW2 truth

Most people, including Martin, are blinded by decades of intense Zionist propaganda on the subject and cannot bring themselves to overcome their brainwashing. Or they are just too prideful to admit they were wrong. If such people took the time and effort to do a little research, they would quickly discover that millions of “holocaust victims” have been excised from the official death total. (Article is from 2014, but a good one.)

Jun 27 01:20

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

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

Jun 27 00:31

Israeli War Crimes? Who, Us?? - To Hell With Them All!

We are moral. We are right. By nature. We can’t help it. Those who accuse us must be anti-Semites. Simple logic.

To hell with them all!

Jun 26 20:20

Dossier Of Israeli War Crimes Presented To ICC

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

Jun 26 19:49

Freedom Flotilla III: Activists Sail to Break Gaza Blockade

Robert Lovelace speaks to TRNN via satellite phone from the Freedom Flotilla III, four boats that are attempting to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza

Jun 26 15:55

The Big Lie at the Heart of the Myth of the Creation of Israel

Lia Tarachansky’s heart-wrenching documentary, On the Side of the Road, reveals the Big Lie at the heart of the myth of the creation of Israel.

Jun 26 14:46

Israeli fighter jets shoot down reconnaissance aircraft on Gaza border

Israeli military fighter jets have shot down a reconnaissance plane near the border with Gaza, according to Israeli success. The news has not been confirmed by any Palestinian source.

Jun 26 13:29

USA accused of manufacturing terror threats to benefit Israel

The US government is spreading a false sense of fear from ‘Islamic terrorists’ as part of a foreign policy that seeks global domination and to launch military strikes against countries that oppose Israel, an American scholar and journalist in Wisconsin says.

Jun 26 11:16

Flashback: Rand Paul Says Confederate Flag Stands For Hate & Murder, But He Flies Israeli Flags on his Website

No wonder Rand keeps sending out desperate e-mails begging for money. He's a disgrace and a joke.

Jun 26 11:06

Israel’s Dangerous Game with Syrian Al Nusra Islamists

Recently, Israeli TV aired an interview (Hebrew, at the 2:00 mark) with a wounded Syrian fighter who was treated in Israel after being evacuated from the combat zone. As I, and many other journalists have reported, Israel, despite the false claim of neutrality in the civil war, has frequently intervened in the conflict on behalf of forces opposed to Bashar al-Assad. It does this less because it opposes Assad himself, than because its arch-enemies, Iran and Hezbollah, are the regime’s strongest allies.

Jun 26 10:51

FLASHBACK - Israel, Genocide, and the ‘Logic’ of Zionism

History is full of ironies: World War I, marketed to Americans as a "war to end all wars," paved the way for an even more massive slaughter. The invasion and conquest of Iraq – which was supposed to augur what George W. Bush hailed as a "global democratic revolution" – instead ushered in a new era of chaos, bloodshed, and tyranny in the region. And in the year 2014, the state of Israel, founded in large part as a reaction to the Holocaust, has embarked on a policy of genocide in Gaza.

The Israelis and their international amen corner are increasingly open about this: a recent article in the Times of Israel – since taken down – was quite explicit in averring that Israel’s "right of self-defense" includes the option of wiping out the entire population of Gaza:

Jun 26 10:50

FLASHBACK - Why Israel Lies

All governments lie, as I.F. Stone pointed out, including Israel and Hamas. But Israel engages in the kinds of jaw-dropping lies that characterize despotic and totalitarian regimes. It does not deform the truth; it inverts it. It routinely paints a picture for the outside world that is diametrically opposed to reality. And all of us reporters who have covered the occupied territories have run into Israel’s Alice-in-Wonderland narratives, which we dutifully insert into our stories—required under the rules of American journalism—although we know they are untrue.

Jun 26 10:32

Foreign investment in Israel plummets by half since Gaza massacre

Foreign investment in Israel plummeted almost 50 percent in 2014, a fact attributed to last summer’s assault on Gaza and the growing impact of boycotts.

Jun 26 10:17

Israel lobby hijacks trade bill to derail boycott movement: Analyst

The passage of a controversial trade bill by the US Senate with provisions that oppose the international boycott movement against Israel is another attempt by the Israel lobby to “hijack a piece of legislation” to benefit Tel Aviv, says an analyst.

Jun 26 09:34

Netanyahu Warns: West Conceding Too Much to Iran

Prime Minister issues last-minute warning to the West as deadline to nuclear talks looms in less than a week.

Jun 26 09:22

DESPITE THE ODDS, BDS IS WORKING!

Foreign investment in Israel plummeted almost 50 percent in 2014, a fact attributed to last summer’s assault on Gaza and the growing impact of boycotts.

Jun 26 09:22

THIS BLOG IS NOW ILLEGAL ON BOTH SIDES OF THE POND

On Wednesday, Congress passed another piece of anti-boycott legislation, potentially even more important in its impact, as part of a trade deal with the European Union’s Trade Promotion Authority.

Essentially, the amendment states that if EU countries want free trade with the US, they can’t engage in politically motivated boycotts against Israel, including areas that came under Israel’s control in the Six Day War.

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Do you get it, yet? Do you get that Washington DC is a puppet government ruling this nation at the direction of and for the benefit of Israel? The Iraqis refused to live under foreign puppet rule. The Syrians refuse to live under foreign puppet rule. The Iranians refuse to live under foreign puppet rule. The Yemenis refuse to live under foreign puppet rule. The Cubans refuse to live under foreign puppet rule. The Chileans refuse to live under foreign puppet rule.

So why are you so comfortable with it?

Jun 26 09:11

Obama blatantly protecting Israel from justice for war crimes

The Obama administration is “hamstrung” by the Israel lobby into opposing a Palestinian bid to bring Israel to the International Criminal Court for war crimes in Gaza, says an investigative journalist.

Jun 26 09:04

Vatican signs historic accord with Palestine

The Vatican on Friday signed a historic first accord with Palestine, two years after officially recognising it as a state.

The accord, a treaty covering the life and activity of the Church in Palestine, was the first since the Vatican recognised the Palestinian state in February 2013.

The treaty, which took 15 years of negotiations to complete, was agreed in principle last month and bitterly condemned by Israel as a setback for the peace process.

The Vatican’s recognition of the state of Palestine followed a November 12 vote in favour of recognition by the UN General Assembly.

Vatican officials have described it as reflecting the Church’s desire to see the conflict in the Holy Land resolved by a “two-state” solution.

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Good on the Vatican for this!!

Jun 26 08:36

Vatican Treaty Recognizes a Palestinian State

The Vatican officially recognized a Palestinian state on Friday by signing a treaty and said it hoped the step would promote peace with Israel.

Vatican Foreign Minister Paul Gallagher said he hoped the Holy See's recognition "may in some way be a stimulus to bringing a definitive end to the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict."

He signed the treaty with his Palestinian counterpart, Riad al-Malki, and said it could be a model for other Middle Eastern countries.

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Stay out of small airplanes, Pope.

Jun 26 08:35

Israel Uncooperative After Historic Church in the Holy Land Burned, Vandalized

The state of Israel is blocking the release of details on the recent arson attack against a historical Catholic church by the Sea of Galilee, namely the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish in Tabgha. It resides at the site where Christ miraculously multiplied loaves and fish to feed 5,000 people.

Aside from being damaged by the fire, the church was also vandalized with Hebrew graffiti messages such as "Death to non-Jews" and "False idols will be eliminated." The incident marked the second time since last year the building has been attacked.

Sixteen Jewish seminary students were arrested, but they were released hours later. Thus far, the crime remains unpunished.

Jun 26 08:34

FLASHBACK - Is The Holocaust A New 'Religion'w/10 Commandments?

According to the Israeli philosophy professor Yeshayahu Leibowitz (photo), the 'Holocaust' is a new religion. Leibowitz' countrymen Shraga Elam, Gilad Atzmon, Yoshua Shalev and others have further developed this concept, reasoning like this: Most Jews today are either atheists or shun the religion of Judaism. Therefore, the Jewish people had to adopt belief in the 'Holocaust' as their new religion. They have spread this religion all over the world. 'Holocaust' museums are the new houses of worship and are present in most major cities. The new religion has its commandments, its decrees, its prophets, its high priests, its circle of saints, its rituals and its pilgrimages. It knows neither mercy, nor forgiveness, nor clemency but only the duty of vengeance. If you question the 'Holocaust Religion', you will go to prison.

Jun 26 08:28

Jerusalem Post - The importance Jews have played in the life of Hilary Clinton

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

Jun 26 08:23

Gaza flotilla ship 'sabotaged' days before expected arrival

One of the ships taking part in a flotilla headed towards the Gaza Strip was sabotaged south of Crete, an activist aboard one of the ships said Thursday.

Israeli-born Swedish activist Dror Feiler told Nazareth-based al-Shams radio that the ship had been sabotaged by professionals, and would have sunk if sailed at sea.

"Somebody went underneath the ship at night and sabotaged its propellers, just like they sabotaged the same ship in 2011,” Fieler said referring to similar damage that was inflicted upon a ship participating in a previous flotilla.

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Now, who would do a dastardly thing like that?

Jun 26 08:20

US condemns Palestinian move at ICC as 'counterproductive'

The White House said on Thursday that the Palestinians' efforts to prosecute Israel for war crimes at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague are "counterproductive", and stressed Washington's strong opposition.

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The United States has a puppet government ruling at the will and for the benefit of Israel.

Deal with it!

Jun 26 07:41

US Double Standards on UNHRC treatment: Sri Lanka & Israel

Sri Lanka and Israel have been both accused of violating international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law (IHRL) at UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva, but in dealing with these two nations the United States has taken two contradictory positions: the US has supported the Israeli decision to boycott the UNHRC sessions that discuss Israeli violations while the US was critical of the previous Rajapaksa regime's decision to maintain a distance from the Geneva process. U.S. Ambassador-designate to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap

Israel refused entry to a UNHRC official for investigation of alleged violations in the Gaza Strip during its battle with Hamas.

In fact, the US sponsored three resolutions critical the manner in which Sri Lanka handled the final stages of the military battle against the secessionist Tamil Tigers bringing accountability and transparency into the debate and deliberations.

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The whole world sees how the US government bows to Israel.

Jun 26 05:32

ISIL: Made in Langley and propped up by Tel Aviv and Riyadh

It is becoming more and more apparent that the Islamic State for Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or “Daesh” as it is known in Arabic, or ISIS – the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham — preferred by Israel supporters because of the uncomforting similarity between “Israel” and “ISIL” – is part of another Central Intelligence Agency operation to artificially create a new “strategy of tensions” for the Eurasian and African land masses.

Jun 26 03:32

Obama administration rejects further consideration of U.N. Gaza report

The Obama administration said it opposes any Security Council consideration of a United Nations report on last summer’s Israel-Hamas war.
Note: I weep and hang my head in shame.

Jun 26 03:29

“Balance” in UN Gaza report can’t hide massive Israeli war crimes

Israel systematically targeted Palestinian residential buildings and infrastructure without any apparent military justification. The horror of what Israel did, detailed in the 183-page report, cannot be adequately summarized here.

Jun 26 03:21

UN charges Israel with war crimes — is the US next?

The reality of the report is that it is, unlike past such reports, a road map for the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor to indict Jerusalem officials and the brass of the Israel Defense Forces, now that the Palestinian Authority has joined the ICC.

Jun 25 22:04

ISIL: Made in Langley and propped up by Tel Aviv and Riyadh

It is becoming more and more apparent that the Islamic State for Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or "Daesh" as it is known in Arabic, or ISIS – the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham -- preferred by Israel supporters because of the uncomforting similarity between "Israel" and "ISIL" – is part of another Central Intelligence Agency operation to artificially create a new "strategy of tensions" for the Eurasian and African land masses.

Jun 25 21:55

Outrageous Attempt at Killing the Deal with Iran

Internal elite power games in Washington are now putting Middle Eastern and global stability and peace at stake.

Jun 25 21:51

With Message of Freedom and Resistance, Flotilla to Sail Against Gaza Siege

More than three boats carrying over 50 people from at least 20 countries will take to the sea in coming days with an ambitious aim: to break the siege of Gaza and send a message of freedom and resistance to the world.

Jun 25 14:47

Israel supporters to rally in Geneva against UNHRC Gaza report

Opponents of the report, including the State of Israel, are upset that it appears to equate the IDF with the Hamas terrorist group.

Jun 25 12:59

Netanyahu sends implicit threat to Iran ahead of nuclear deadline

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted Thursday that Israel may attack Iran's nuclear facilities, even if Tehran and the powers nail down a historic deal to curtail Iran's nuclear program next week.

Jun 25 12:06

Jewish Groups Lead Push To Crack Open Doors to Syria

Of the four million Syrians who have fled their war-torn country in recent years, at least 135,000 of them require immediate resettlement.

But America has absorbed fewer than 1,000.

For Jewish activists pushing the government to shift gears, that feeble number and the accompanying bottleneck in resettlement of Syrian refugees are troubling reminders of their community’s own experience during World War II.
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Here it is again. Zionists push for war in Syria, destabilize the country, Jewish (and non-Jewish) war profiteers make money, Israel uses the situation to demand more "aid" money and weapons from the US, and Zionists push to undermine the homogeneity of Western nations by flooding them withe the "refugees" created by Zionist war mongering and covert ops. And the more "diverse" a country becomes, the harder it is to unite the people to resist Zionism and the death of the nation!

Jun 25 11:27

Israel lobby pushing US to thwart nuclear deal with Iran: Analyst

The powerful Israel lobby in the United States is seeking to forestall a nuclear agreement with Iran and ignite another war in the Middle East, a political commentator in Los Angeles says.

“The problem that we have right now in America with people like John Kerry, the secretary of state, of course, is that you have a lot of Zionist influence, said James Morris, editor of America-hijacked.com, a blog charting the influence of the Jewish lobby.

“The Israel lobby is working overtime to try to get a war going with Iran,” Morris told Press TV on Thursday. “It seems that we are on a path to another war for Israel in the Middle East.”

Jun 25 10:39

THE EQUALITY THAT PALESTINIANS ‘ENJOY’

Israeli forces shoot, injure 2 Palestinians in southern Gaza

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Israeli settlers chop down 70 olive trees in Salfit, Nablus

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MK Ghattas: The Flotilla is peaceful, let them remove my immunity

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‘No other choice': For Palestinians, full-scale BDS remains a wish

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Deputy interior minister to Arab MK: Israel is doing you a favor by giving you citizenship

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Just a few examples … but they should give you a pretty good idea of what a zio BEX Alert is

Jun 25 10:28

Knesset will not form commission of inquiry on discrimination against Ethiopian-Israelis

The Knesset narrowly rejected proposals to form a parliamentary commission of inquiry into claims of discrimination, racism and violence against Israelis of Ethiopian descent Wednesday.

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Jun 25 10:27

Al-Gharbi: Israel's threat against the flotilla 'herald a crime'

A member of the international coalition to break the siege on Gaza criticised the threat made by Israel that it would prevent the Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla III, which is expected to set sail within hours, from reaching Gaza.

Anouar Al-Gharbi, a former foreign affairs adviser to the president of Tunisia, stressed that such threats reflect Israel's plans to commit a crime by preventing peaceful solidarity activists from doing their humanitarian duty towards the besieged people of Gaza.

Jun 25 10:26

Israel bars Muslims from leaving Gaza for prayers

The Israeli government will not let civilian Muslim worshippers from Gaza enter Israel to pray at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque this week, in the midst of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, after a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in Israel Tuesday night, an official told Ma’an News Wednesday.

Jun 25 10:24

Gaza - one year on

Gaza vigil - Friday 10th July, 2015, Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Richmond Terrace (opposite Downing Street), Whitehall, London

Jun 25 10:24

UN official Christopher Gunness "We have hearts and occasionally they break"

Jun 25 10:23

Dr Mads Gilbert Doctor in Gaza from Norway Exposes & Slams Israel America & UK!

Jun 25 10:22

UN Member for human rights in Gaza cries

Jun 25 09:58

In letter to John Kerry, 19 reps stand up for Palestinian children behind bars

In arguably the strongest signal Congress has ever sent in support for Palestinian human rights, 19 members of Congress sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urging the Department of State to make the human rights of Palestinian children a priority in the U.S. bilateral relationship with Israel. The letter was led by Rep. Betty McCollum (MN) and the letter’s other signatories include both co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and members serving on the Armed Services Committee, the Select Committee on Intelligence, the Appropriations Committee, and the Ways and Means Committee.

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The iron-fist of Israel is losing its grip on the US! See below article about Michael Oren whining that Jews in the US Government are not Jewish enough and should put Israel's interests first!

Jun 25 09:56

Six Jews sitting in the White House discussing the Palestinian state

Michael Oren, the former ambassador of Israel to the United States, got some attention in the last day for comments he made about U.S. Jews in positions of power. He noted the enormous influence of Jews over policymaking — Barack Obama or Joe Biden was often the only non-Jew in the room when a Palestinian state was being discussed at the White House, he said– but the American Jews were not able to fully understand Israel, in part because they are assimilating or intermarried. He called on American Jews to exhibit a greater sense of shared “peoplehood” and obligation to Israel.

Jun 25 08:46

Israel lobby pushing US to thwart nuclear deal with Iran: Anlayst

The powerful Israel lobby in the United States is seeking to forestall a nuclear agreement with Iran and ignite another war in the Middle East, a political commentator in Los Angeles says.

Jun 25 05:41

Michael Oren vs. The New York Times

In Michael Oren’s forthcoming book, “Ally,” Israel’s former ambassador to Washington relates numerous surprising displays of hostility toward Israel by American government officials, media figures and others from whom one might expect something different.
Note: "ally" attack on USS Liberty, Pollard spy, numerous others.

Jun 25 05:34

Think U.N. Gaza 'War Crimes' Report Is Biased? Read It First.

The investigators studied 15 specific residential buildings out of the thousands that Israel shelled. It found evidence of a military target in nine of them. In the other six it couldn’t find evidence of a military target, raising the suspicion that the building was a purely civilian facility, suggesting that the attack violated international law. Since Israel didn’t cooperate with the investigators, and didn’t allow them entry to Israel or Gaza, the report urges Israel to answer the question of what it was aiming at in each case.
Note: Poor little Israel, everybody is picking on them again!

Jun 24 18:13

Must Read: The Drone Eats with Me: Diaries from a City under Fire

The diaries are a minute by minute collation of Israeli primeval war crimes and crimes against humanity in, what Hearst rightly labels Operation Stone Age – “The casualty rate grows steadily every day. More people are killed by single strikes in groups; in fives, sevens, nines. Individuals aren’t the targets, but residences, family houses. They’re bombed until there’s nothing left.”

Jun 24 13:19

Foreign investment in Israel cut by half in 2014

"We believe that what led to the drop in investment in Israel are Operation Protective Edge and the boycotts Israel is facing," Dr.
Roni Manos of the College of Management and one of the authors of the report's summary told Ynet. According to her, these are only conjectures that can explain the sharp decline, but there is another reason. "In the past there were large transactions such as Waze and ISCAR Metalworking which boosted investment, but over the past year there were not enough such deals."

Jun 24 10:31

British Actors, Film Directors and Writers Demand Immediate Sanctions against Israel

Actors, authors, academics and architects have today called on the UK government to push for immediate sanctions on Israel until it abides by international law and ends its occupation of Palestinian land.

They join other big names from the world of film and rock music, as well as 20,000 members of the public, who have signed a petition which will be delivered at the Houses of Parliament today.

The film directors, Ken Loach and Peter Kosminsky, actors Maxine Peake, Samuel West and Miriam Margolyes, musician Brian Eno, poet Benjamin Zephaniah and the writers and academics, Tariq Ali and Karma Nabulsi, are among those* who have put their name to the call.

Will Alsop OBE, the RIBA award winning architect, another signatory, said: “‘I have signed the petition as I object to the people in the Gaza Strip being forced to live in a prison camp.”

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Please support these people in their professional endeavors; there will be those who will try to prevent them from ever doing another play, another film, or another building design.

It is up to all of us who value the notion of peace, both in the Middle East, and the World, to lift these people up as much as possible.

Jun 24 10:26

Today I Saw a Weeping Palestinian Man Holding a Plastic Bag of Meat: It Was His Son

I sense I’m breaking an unspoken rule with this letter, but I can’t keep quiet any more.

Today I saw a picture of a weeping Palestinian man holding a plastic carrier bag of meat. It was his son. He’d been shredded (the hospital’s word) by an Israeli missile attack – apparently using their fab new weapon, flechette bombs. You probably know what those are – hundreds of small steel darts packed around explosive which tear the flesh off humans. The boy was Mohammed Khalaf al-Nawasra. He was 4 years old.

I suddenly found myself thinking that it could have been one of my kids in that bag, and that thought upset me more than anything has for a long time.

Then I read that the UN had said that Israel might be guilty of war crimes in Gaza, and they wanted to launch a commission into that. America won’t sign up to it.

What is going on in America?

Jun 24 10:25

UN report details Israeli war crimes in Gaza

The report into Israel’s war on Gaza last summer by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) found that both Israel and Hamas committed war crimes during Israel’s war on Gaza last summer.

Jun 24 09:47

MORE ZIOLIES TO HIDE THE TRUTH ABOUT BDS

New York Councilor Petitions to Ban Roger Waters from US
Long Island councilman Bruce Blakeman says notorious anti-Israel musician’s actions would be a hate crime in the US.

Jun 24 08:13

Israel’s Ravagement of Gaza

Gaza 2014, a scene of unsurpassed brutality indicting Israel as a war-criminal nation nonpareil, though here, in the Report, pursuant to HRC resolution S-21/S, this is only hinted at despite the overwhelming evidence presented of systematic destruction, wanton murder of civilians, indiscriminate policies aimed at terrorizing a whole people into submission.

Jun 24 08:08

BDS Excommunicates the Great Jacob Cohen

I have just learned that Jacob Cohen, the internationally acclaimed Jewish humanist and intellectual was forbidden to attend the French BDS annual meeting. While it is hard to determine whether the BDS movement has actually liberated a single Palestinian, the list of top pro Palestinian intellectuals and activists who have been harassed, smeared and excommunicated by the BDS* keeps growing. One may wonder, when did the BDS stop being a ‘Palestinian Grassroots Movement’ and become a synagogue?

Jun 24 07:32

How Much Does Israel Cost The Average American?

While so many Americans are subsisting on food stamps, losing their homes, and accumulating credit card debt they will never be able to pay off, the US is giving Israel $3 billion in direct foreign aid every year and, according to Congressman James Traficant, another $12-17 billion in indirect aid such as valuable military equipment deemed “scrapped,” loan guarantees, and preferential contracts. Israel is an affluent country with more than 10,000 millionaires and, according to the International Monetary Fund, was one of the few economies that weathered the 2008 financial storm nearly unscathed.

Jun 24 07:08

Obama administration rejects further consideration of UN Gaza report

The Obama administration opposes any Security Council consideration of a United Nations report on last summer’s war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

“We challenge the very mechanism which created it,” John Kirby, the State Department spokesman, said Tuesday, a day after the report’s publication.

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Jun 24 07:00

New evidence from 1967 war reveals Israeli atrocities

In the wake of the June 1967 war, the Israeli author Amos Oz, then a reserve soldier in the Israeli army, together with a friend collated interviews with Israeli soldiers who participated in the war and asked them about the emotions the fighting triggered in them. The interviews were published as a book titled Conversations with Soldiers, more popularly referred at the time by my generation as the ”shooting and crying” book.

The military censor (a function that still exists today, held recently by the present minister of culture, Miri Regev), erased 70 percent of the evidence since he claimed it would have harmed Israel’s international image.

Jun 24 06:59

War crimes suspect Shaul Mofaz evades arrest at UK parliament

The former head of the Israeli military Shaul Mofaz was allowed to speak in the UK parliament on Monday despite calls from Palestinians and their allies for his immediate arrest due to alleged responsibility for war crimes.

Jun 24 06:58

Israel revokes more Ramadan perks, permits following Gaza rocket fire

Israel has cancelled more goodwill gestures granted to the Palestinians for the month-long Ramadan fast period following Tuesday night's rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israel.

Jun 23 15:31

IAF strikes Gaza rocket launcher after projectile attack on southern Israel

The military placed the onus on Gaza's ruling Hamas faction to take responsibility for projectile fire emanating from the coastal Palestinian enclave.

"Hamas is the address and it bears responsibility," the IDF added.

Gazan terrorists fired a single rocket at southern Israel earlier on Tuesday night, setting off air raid sirens in the regions of Yad Mordechai, Karmiya, Zikim, and Nativ Ha'asara.

The IDF said the rocket fell in an open area in the Yad Mordechai region. No injuries or damage were reported.

IDF sources said they detected one rocket launch from Gaza and local residents reported hearing a blast.

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Sooooo, Iron Dome doesn't work, does it?

Jun 23 14:30

Is BDS replacing Iran as Israel’s blackmail card?

Alan Hart spells out what the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement must do in order to fend off Israel’s false charge of “anti-Semitism” and to become a potent weapon.

Jun 23 11:30

US and Israeli ICC Prosecutions? Don’t Bet on It

The International Criminal Court (ICC) was established to prosecute culpable individuals for crimes of war, against humanity and genocide. Its mandate calls for “end(ing) impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern.”

US and Israeli officials are guilty of the highest of high crimes. Yet none of their officials ever were held accountable – not by their own courts or the ICC.

Jun 23 10:27

UN report blasts Gaza war tactics Israel has defended

An inquiry by a commission of the U.N. Human Rights Council into last summer’s Gaza conflict and an Israeli report issued last week on the same topic offer vastly divergent interpretations on the use of overwhelming Israeli firepower against militants from Hamas and other groups in a crowded civilian setting.

The Israeli report absolved the country’s military forces of violations, saying what happened is the consequence of fighting against a group that had taken up positions in crowded urban settings.

The United Nations report, which was issued Monday, asserted, however, that both Israel and Palestinian armed groups may have committed war crimes and that Israeli officials had brought no one to account.

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No country on the planet is going to attempt to bring Israel to heel militarily for its wanton disregard for Palestinian life; we are dealing, here, with a viciously apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy with nuclear weapons.

However, this is why the BDS movement must succeed; this speaks to both the Israeli government, and people, in a language they can readily understand.

Jun 23 09:44

THE UN’s BLURRED VISION

Israel systematically targeted Palestinian residential buildings and infrastructure without any apparent military justification. The horror of what Israel did, detailed in the 183-page report, cannot be adequately summarized here.

In total, 2,251 Palestinians were killed, including 1,462 Palestinian civilians, among them 551 children, the report states. More than 11,000 Palestinians, including 3,540 women and 3,436 children, were injured with almost 10 percent suffering permanent disabilities.

Six civilians died in Israel and more than 60 Israeli soldiers died in fighting with the Palestinian resistance.

But a key finding is that the mass destruction and killing inflicted by Israel, often amounting to war crimes, “may have constituted military tactics reflective of a broader policy, approved at least tacitly by decision-makers at the highest levels of the Government of Israel.”

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Jun 23 08:23

US ‘created ISIL for sake of Israel’: Ex-CIA contractor

The United States is seeking to have a “never-ending war” in the Middle East which would make the countries there unable to stand up to Israel, says former CIA contractor Steven Kelley.

Jun 23 08:20

Israel’s Response to Everything: Collective Punishment

International law is clear. Fourth Geneva’s Article 33 states:

“No protected person may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited.”

It doesn’t matter. Israel systematically ignores all international human rights, humanitarian and other laws it objects to – as well as dozens of earlier Security Council Resolutions condemning or censuring its actions and demanding they end, none in recent years because of US vetoes.

Jun 23 08:05

Monstrous Israeli Terror in Gaza

I read The Drone Eats With Me: Diaries from a City Under Fire by Atef Abu Saif in almost one sitting — resenting that I had to break to cook and eat dinner. These beautifully written searing diaries recounting each of the horrific 51 days of Israel’s monstrous war on the people of Gaza sweeps the reader into Atef’s anguished experience. An experience so dreadfully encompassing of the dark depths of human sentience that it is simultaneously personal and collective.

Jun 23 07:40

Zionists' grip over Hollywood

In this edition of Hollywood Cut we will examine the Zionist lobby's grip over Hollywood and ask: Do Zionists own Hollywood and the media? How is Israel spreading its propaganda in its favor while resorting to the most complicated techniques to vilify its foes?

Jun 23 07:21

UN's Gaza war report bolsters the Palestinian ICC camp

The report was published on the day the Palestinian unity government dissolved, yet shortly before the Palestinians depart for The Hague in a rare act of unity.

Jun 23 07:20

“Balance” in UN Gaza report can’t hide massive Israeli war crimes

Despite the “balanced” language that is now the habitual refuge of international officials hoping to avoid false accusations of anti-Israel bias, the evidence shows that the scale and impact of Israeli violence dwarfs anything allegedly done by Palestinians.

Jun 23 07:18

Patriots’ owner brings 20 NFL veterans to Netanyahu who calls on them to block Obama’s Iran deal

Robert Kraft, the owner of the champion New England Patriots, is a longtime supporter of Israel. Today he led a delegation of 20 former NFL players, many of them in the Hall of Fame, to Israel, where they met with PM Benjamin Netanyahu and he used the visit to inveigh against the Iran deal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyau is getting desperate if he is down to using sports stars!

Jun 23 07:11

Lessons from the UN Gaza report: Next stop, ICC?

To the relief of Israel and the chagrin of many others, the UN report into last summer’s war in Gaza is not an indictment of Israel. It does not declare conclusively that Israel committed war crimes and it is certainly not one-sided. The Human Rights Council report released on Monday is valuable, nevertheless, when read as a preview of what might transpire in a much more consequential body investigating the 2014 war — the International Criminal Court.

Jun 23 07:10

Swedish ship sets sail from Italy in bid to break Gaza blockade

A flotilla carrying pro-Palestinian activists is heading to Crete en route to the Gaza Strip in a bid to break the Israeli and Egyptian-imposed blockade on the Palestinian enclave.

The Marianne of Gothenburg, a Scandinavian fishing boat, traveled from Sweden through the waters of Norway, Germany, France, Spain and Portugal before reaching Messina, Italy, last week.

“The short stop in Messina was an intensive one with meetings with peace activists and a press conference at the city hall,” the group noted on its website.

Jun 23 07:09

Israeli settlers chop down 70 olive trees in Salfit, Nablus

Israeli settlers chopped down more than 70 olive trees between the towns of Yasuf and Jammain in the northern West Bank districts of Salfit and Nablus on Monday.

Palestinian farmers said the trees, which lay close to the illegal Israeli settlements of Ariel and Taffuh, had been cut down using chainsaws.

A local, Khalid Maali, said that because the land lay close to settler roads near the Zaatara checkpoint it had been easy for the settlers to flee afterwards.

The olive industry supports the livelihoods of roughly 80,000 families in the occupied West Bank, and the Salfit district in particular is known for its fertile soil and large olive trees.

Settlers attack olive trees in a bid to oust Palestinian farmers from their land, and a loss of a year's crops can cause destitution for farming families.

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It is worse than a year. It takes ten years of growth before an olive tree produces a usable crop.

Jun 23 07:08

Scathing reactions over Arab MK's participation in Gaza flotilla

oint Arab List MK Bassel Ghattas' decision to participate in the upcoming Gaza flotilla has caused an uproar in the Knesset on Monday.

Kulanu MK Meirav Ben-Ari (Kulanu) requested a special Knesset session on the matter, which was scheduled for Wednesday.

"The MK is making a cynical use of his immunity and looking to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with provocation rather than peace," Ben-Ari said. "A member of Knesset who acts against the Knesset and the State of Israel, his immunity should be reconsidered and the Knesset's Ethics Committee should examine this case."

In an interview with Ynet, Ghattas called MKs condemning his decision "hypocrites," saying they were "trying to make headlines at my expense. I want to remind them that Israel apologized over the Marmara affair."

Jun 23 07:07

U.N. Report on Gaza Finds Evidence of War Crimes by Israel and by Palestinian Militants

The Commission of Inquiry’s chairwoman, the American jurist Mary McGowan Davis, said at a Geneva news conference that the investigation had gathered testimony “in a scrupulously objective fashion.”

Still, each side in the long-running conflict saw what it wanted in any such report: Israelis condemned it as further evidence of bias against them in the United Nations writ large, while Palestinians embraced it as further ballast in their bid to punish Israelis in the International Criminal Court — and the court of international public opinion.

Jun 23 07:02

Drawing Heat: Wife of Israeli minister apologizes for joke about Obama

The talk-show hosting wife of the Israeli Interior Minister has attracted severe criticism for an unfortunate choice of joke on Twitter about Obama.

Jun 22 21:42

Palestinian member of Knesset to join third Gaza flotilla

An announcement by a Palestinian member of Israel's Knesset that he plans to join a flotilla seeking to break Israel's blockade on Gaza caused outrage Monday among the country's political class.

Jun 22 15:32

US denies Obama invited Netanyahu to Washington

The White House has denied a report by an Israeli newspaper that US President Barack Obama had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a meeting in Washington next month.

Jun 22 13:46

Israel Ducks Responsibility for Premeditated Naked Aggression on Gaza

Israel responded as expected to the UN Commission of Inquiry's (COI) report on last summer's Gaza aggression (Operation Protective Edge).

The whole world knows it waged preemptive dirty war without mercy on 1.8 million Gazans trapped under its illegal blockade.

It bore FULL responsibility for mass slaughter and destruction - including willfully murdering noncombatant men, women, children, infants, the elderly and infirm.

Jun 22 12:36

UN Court Seeks Prison Term for Journalist

The United Nations “Special Tribunal for Lebanon” (STL) was ostensibly set up to find and bring to justice the killers of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, who was murdered a decade ago along with more than 20 others in a massive bomb explosion. But rather than fulfilling its mandate after squandering some $500 million tax dollars, the UN court is seeking to put journalist Karma Khayat (shown) in prison for seven years — not for killing the late Lebanese leader, but for her groundbreaking reporting on the case that exposed the court’s stunning incompetence. The Hague-based UN outfit is also demanding that Khayat’s media outlet, Beirut-based TV news station Al-Jadeed, hand over up to $7 million in “fines.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It was the assassination of Hariri, blamed on Syria, that forced Syria to leave Lebanon, leaving it wide open for the subsequent attack by Israel.

Jun 22 11:29

WhatsApp Messages Show Israeli Soldiers Knew They Were About to Kill a Child

Messages exchanged between the soldiers throughout the incident on the messaging service WhatsApp ”showed that at least some of the soldiers believed the three Palestinians to be minors,” B’Tselem states.

Jun 22 11:19

Israel Foreign Ministry removes video ridiculing foreign press from website

An animated video clip mocking the foreign press coverage of last summer’s conflict in Gaza released by Israel’s Foreign Ministry was removed from the ministry's website following criticism and complaints from representatives of the foreign press corps in Israel.

"The aim of the video was to illustrate Hamas' crimes, and once it was interpreted otherwise it was decided to remove it," Ministry Spokesman Immanuel Nachshon said Sunday, after Foreign Ministry Director Dore Gold ordered the English-language short off the ministry's website.

Jun 22 10:57

UN Suggests Top Officials Sanctioned Israel's War Crimes Against Gaza

A widely-anticipated United Nations inquiry into the 2014 attack on Gaza released Monday suggests that the Israeli government may have deliberately targeted Palestinian civilians during the assault, while the report concludes that both Israel and Hamas may be guilty of war crimes against humanity.

"The extent of the devastation and human suffering in Gaza was unprecedented and will impact generations to come," the chair of the UN-appointed commission, former New York Supreme Court Justice Mary McGowan Davis, said during a Monday press briefing. Davis was joined on the commission by Dr. Doudou Diene of Senegal, who formerly served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

Jun 22 08:42

Israel warns it will intercept Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla

Israel has warned that it will intercept the Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla III, which is to set off from Greek seaports this week, Israeli TV Channel 2 revealed last night.

According to the Palestinian Safa news agency, which reported the news, the Freedom Flotilla's ships are currently between Italy and Greece. It said that the Israeli army pledged it would intercept them and stop them from arriving in Gaza.

The alliance of the Freedom Flotilla III announced that it would set off from Greek seaports towards the besieged Gaza Strip this week.

Jun 22 08:41

Netanyahu says France's 1967 borders plan would endanger Israel

Israel rejects a return to its pre-1967 lines, saying they are indefensible, and does not want to set a deadline for an agreement.

Jun 22 08:41

Netanyahu: Israel rejects international "dictates"

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel firmly rejects any attempts to impose international "dictates" on it regarding the Palestinian-Israeli dispute, arguing that his position is necessary to guarantee Israel's security and achieve peace.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This from the same nation that issues dictates to the rest of the world on an ongoing basis. Dictates that Iran not have nuclear weapons. Dictates that Syria surrender the Golan Heights. Dictates that Lebanon surrender the Litani River. Dictates that nobody bring food into Gaza. And so forth.

This is one of those major double-standards that discredit Israel's government.

Jun 22 08:33

OBAMA COFFEE ‘JOKE’

As posted on Twitter ….

Q. Do you know what Obama coffee is?

A. Black and weak.

That’s supposed to be funny?

Well it’s NOT!

Jun 22 08:33

YET ANOTHER NOBEL PRIZE RECIPIENT DEFENDS ISRAELI APARTHEID

The anti BDS campaign is grasping at straws if they find it necessary to dig up support offered them over a year ago …

During a visit to Israel last year, De Klerk said that categorizing Israel as an apartheid state was “unfair.”

Jun 22 08:32

SILENCE OF THE SHEEPLE

Thousands of Christians from the Galilee and around Israel gathered at the Church of the Loaves and Fishes in Tabgha on Sunday afternoon to protest the apparent arson that heavily damaged the house of worship days earlier.

The demonstration began at around 4 PM and drew an estimated crowd of more than 3,000, many holding the flag of the Vatican and crosses. At one point, around 100 youths blocked an adjacent road.

Jun 22 08:31

Rep. Gohmert: Obama Outed Active Israeli Iranian Spy Mission

United States Congressman Louie Gohmert revealed Thursday that the Obama administration had “outed” an active Israeli spy mission in Iran. Israel, he said, had infiltrated Israeli spies into mainland Iran via cargo boats.

He dropped the bombshell in a speech at EMET’s 9th annual “Rays of Light in the Darkness” gala dinner.

Rep. Gohmert, who is one Israel’s fiercest and truest friends on Capitol Hill, stated: “We are on the brink of disaster.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Can we crowd-fund a one-way plane ticket to Israel for Gohmert? And for that matter for every US politicians who is obviously more loyal to Israel than to the United States?

Jun 22 08:20

Netanyahu walks out of his own cabinet meeting

Sunday’s walk-out marked Netanyahu’s second public display of anger at his new government’s ministers in three weeks.

At the June 7 meeting, he fumed that several ministers hadn’t bothered to turn up at all, some of them even absenting themselves without giving him prior notice.

Jun 22 07:52

UN commission finds evidence of war crimes by Israel, Hamas during 2014 Gaza war

The members of the commission, which was appointed by the UN Human Rights Council, hinted in their report that the upper levels of the Israeli political echelon were responsible for the policies that led to some of these war crimes.

“The extent of the devastation and human suffering in Gaza was unprecedented and will impact generations to come” said the commission’s American chairwoman, Justice Mary McGowan Davis. “There is also on-going fear in Israel among communities who come under regular threat.”

The chairwoman of the commission urged the international community to act on the conclusions of the report - primarily by supporting an investigation by the International Criminal Court in The Hague in to the status of the occupied Palestinian territories.

Israeli officials slammed the report, calling it "biased" and stained with "blood on its hand for allowing the murder of Jews."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note that the corporate media are trying to create the impression that the war crimes were equal on both sides. What the UN report actually says is that they were overwhelmingly committed by Israel.

Jun 22 06:40

'War crimes' likely by both sides in 2014 Gaza conflict, says UN

According to the report, at least 142 families lost three or more members in an attack on residential buildings during last summer's war, resulting in 742 deaths.

"The fact that Israel did not revise its practice of air strikes, even after their dire effects on civilians became apparent, raises questions of whether this was part of a broader policy which was at least tacitly approved at the highest level of government," the commission said in a statement.

The commission also voiced concern that a sense of "impunity prevails across the board for violations ... allegedly committed by Israeli forces, whether it be in the context of active hostilities in Gaza or killings, torture and ill-treatment in the West Bank."

The investigators urged Israel to "break with its recent lamentable track record in holding wrongdoers accountable."

Jun 21 22:57

Israeli officer: Shelling Gaza clinic used by Hamas raised soldiers’ morale

The armored corps destroyed the clinic because Hamas operated there and in order to avenge the killing of an officer, deputy brigade commander says.

Jun 21 19:26

Sisi appoints Egypt's new ambassador to Israel

Egypt’s former envoy to the Arab League has been appointed as the country’s new ambassador to Israel.

According to a Sunday report by Egyptian state news agency MENA, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi named Hazem Khairat (seen below) as Cairo’s new ambassador to Tel Aviv.

Khairat formerly served as Egypt’s deputy foreign minister and also as the country’s ambassador to the South American country of Chile.

No information has been revealed on the exact date of the start of Khairat’s mission, but reports said that he will most probably be dispatched to Israel in September.

Sisi’s decision came three years after Egypt’s ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, recalled Atef Salem, Cairo’s last ambassador to Tel Aviv, to protest against the regime’s eight-day aggression against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip. Since then, the Egyptian embassy in Israel has had no top representative.

Jun 21 15:46

JVP and Alison Weir – A Dissident View -- Ned Rosenberg*

JVP has disassociated from a number of activists working for the liberation of Palestinians, including Gilad Atzmon, Greta Berlin (founder of Free Gaza) and now Alison Weir, who seeks to disseminate unbiased information about IP through her website If Americans Knew.org and presentations. JVP’s recent public statement concerning Weir specifically, credited to Anonymous, is a confused document. I examine some parts of this statement. Gilad Atzmon has commented insightfully on this public statement already and I will simply try to add to his work.

Jun 21 12:03

US, Israel are world’s two leading terrorist organizations: Analyst

An American political commentator believes that the United States and Israel are undoubtedly the world’s “two leading terrorist organizations.”

Jun 21 10:26

Nazis or Zionists?

Moses Hess coined the term national socialism, commonly shortened to Nazism, which he intended to use for Jewish nationalism - and this as early as 1862.

They Act Like NaZis, Because They WERE The NaZis.

Jun 21 10:05

Wife of Interior Minister Shalom sparks uproar with 'racist' Obama tweet

Judy Shalom Nir Mozes, an Israeli television personality and the wife of Interior Minister Silvan Shalom was criticized Sunday for a joke she tweeted about US President Barack Obama.

Mozes raised eyebrows Sunday when she said on her official Twitter account: "Do u know what Obama Coffee is? Black and weak."

Jun 21 09:55

YET ANOTHER ZIO BEX ALERT

This time from Britain …..

One question arises from the report below …. If what they say is all true, WHAT ARE THEY SO WORRIED ABOUT?

Jun 21 09:55

IRKS THAT MOVED THE JERKS

Foreign Ministry removes animated clip on Gaza that irked foreign press
The criticized cartoon depicts a foreign correspondent reporting from the Gaza Strip and giving an account different from the terrorist ongoings seen behind his back.

Jun 21 08:18

WaPo Propagandizes For Israeli Takeover Of More Syrian Land

The Washington Post is promoting the Israeli propaganda version of "protection" by obfuscating and lying about the events in the area. Here is the relevant headline on the Washington Post home page. "Israel's Druze minority" is threatened? Hmm ... that indeed would be news.

The section page then has a bit more correct headline talking about "Druze in the Golan". But it still does not inform who of the Druze, those on the Israeli side or those on the Syrian side of the demarcation line, are really threatened. Only the sub-headline informs that the threat is to Druze in Syria, not - as the homepage claims - to Druze in Israel.

Jun 21 07:05

The Latest and Maybe the Last, “Existential Threat”

But, notwithstanding Israel’s several hundred nuclear weapons and the disposition of Israeli governments to go to war whenever the opportunity arises, Israelis have no particular reasons to be fearful.

Jun 20 20:12

Exposing Israel's Ultranationalist Settler Movement

Settlers on the March: Since Israel's election handed more power to the country's ultra-Orthodox Jewish Home, the voice of religious, nationalist settlers has grown

Jun 20 18:42

The NYTimes will only go so far in exposing divisions (and over-the-top tribalism) among Jews

Despite the well-known Jewish influence, the MSM in the US will often (surprisingly) take a pro-Palestinian tack regarding perhaps the most well-known of the perennial problems in the Mideast. Some of the media feel the need to present different viewpoints (if only to go through the motions?), employ left-wing journalists who are consistently pro-Israel, find fault with J Street but not demonize it, report on the involvement of (outlying) Jews in the BDS movement sympathetically, let the world know about the thoughts of a left-leaning Jew such as Max Blumenthal, and generally note divisions among the Jews.

To a point.

Jun 20 14:16

NETANYAHU REALLY THINKS WE ARE ALL STUPID

Jun 20 13:38

Muslims, Jews and Christians imposing an imagined past, with disastrous results

Lawrence Davidson examines the tendency of Muslims, Jews and Christians to seek to recreate the present in the shape of an imagined, divinely-inspired past, and notes the catastrophic actual and potential consequences.

Jun 20 12:11

Divine Time Import – An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

So let’s show some appreciation of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. When they separated religion and government, they had a strong and accurate sense of history. It was a good move, even if not a divinely inspired one.

Jun 20 09:01

Israeli Media Confirm Cooperation between Zionist Entity, Nusra Front

The Israeli military and media circles confirmed that cooperation between the Zionist entity and Nusra Front, al-Qaeda offshoot in Syria, is rising near the occupied Golan.

Jun 19 15:39

British Government Caught Red Handed Protecting Israeli War Criminal

British Government Caught Red Handed Protecting Israeli War Criminal

Jun 19 14:52

Repealing the Oslo agreements between Israel and the Palestinians

Ruth Tenne explains why it is necessary to repeal the Oslo agreements between Israel and the Palestinians, and outlines the prerequisites Palestinian leaders must meet to win international support for their actions.

Jun 19 14:09

Correcting the Zionist Narrative of Israel

The Zionist narrative exists to justify the existence of the state of Israel. It is the narrative that dominates the perspectives of the US and Canadian governments as well as the mainstream media in North America. This narrative accepts as its starting point the right of a Jewish state to exist based on the fact that Jews lived in the biblical lands 2,000 years ago and that these lands belong to God’s chosen people: the Jews. But does this narrative reflect the truth? Or is it self-serving propaganda? After all, given this starting point, the inevitable outcome of establishing a Jewish state in Palestine was the ‘cleansing’ of the existing Arab population in that region because a Jewish majority was required to make a Jewish state viable.

Jun 19 13:03

BEX ALERT - Iran Still Supports Terrorism, State Department Finds

Iran continued its “terrorist-related” activity last year and also continued to provide broad military support to President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, the State Department said Friday in its annual report on terrorism.

The State Department’s assessment suggests that neither the election of President Hassan Rouhani nor the prospect of a nuclear accord with the United States and its negotiating partners has had a moderating effect on Iran’s foreign policy in the Middle East.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Bad Iran. BAD Iran!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

(ahem)

Everf notice that when Iran supports Syria's government, it is terror, but when the US supports the hired mercenaries trying to overthrow Syria's government, it is called "nation-building" and "bringing the people Democracy!"

I am concerned about this announcement coming as it does on the heels of Israel's testing of radioactive dirty bombs in the Negev.

Jun 19 12:43

Planet Jeb

Jeb Bush officially joined the 2016 White House race Monday. He promises to be an outsider — “not just another member of the club.” Don’t dare call the third Bush coveting the presidency a blue-blood. He is not “among the pampered elites of Washington.”

His mission is to prevent 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue from being “passed on from one liberal to the next.”

And echoing his brother’s promise of a humble foreign policy, Jeb’s main attack on the Obama administration is that “they have failed to be the peacemakers.”

Jeb will correct that failure, he promises.

His first bold move as the new peacemaker?

"I will rebuild our vital friendships. That starts by standing with the brave, democratic State of Israel."

(read more)

Jun 19 12:15

Israel Furious that UN Report on Israel Mentions Israel So Much

Israeli officials are usually pretty mad at the UN for something they did or said, or didn’t do or didn’t say. Today, Ambassador Ron Prosor’s outrage centered around a new UN report on Israel’s treatment of Palestinian children in the occupied territories, a report he complains mentions Israel altogether too much.

The report was supposed to be something of a compromise. The UN issued a recent report on violence against children in warzones worldwide, and was facing intense US and Israeli pressure not to mention Israel in this, despite the large death toll among children in last summer’s Israeli invasion of Gaza. In the end, they didn’t mention Israel in that official report, but released a separate report about Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel's government will take absolutely no responsibility for its serial genocide of Palestinian children.

I have to wonder what the founders of Israel would think about that; after the horrors of the Holocaust, one might think that modern day Israeli leaders would have at least a little compassion for "others", who are somehow "different".

Unfortunately, the nation into which Israel has devolved is a viciously apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy, with nuclear weapons.

Jun 19 10:36

Flashback 1994 - "Dr. Baruch Goldstein Murders 29 And Injures 150 Muslims At Prayer In Ibrahimi Mosque"

Baruch Kappel Goldstein (December 9, 1956 – February 25, 1994) was an American born Israeli physician and mass murderer who killed 29 Muslims during Islamic prayers in the Ibrahimi Mosque (within the Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron in 1994.

Goldstein was a member of the Jewish fanatical organization, Jewish Defense League. After killing 29 people and wounding another 150 he was disarmed and beaten to death with a fire extinguisher.

Jun 19 08:33

Netanyahu: Shut Down 'Palestine 48' Propaganda Channel

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who is also acting Communications Minister, has ordered the Communication Ministry's Director General Shlomo Filber to shut down a new television station funded by the Palestinian Authority and operating in Nazareth.

“Palestine 48” is directed specifically at Israeli Arabs, broadcasting propaganda to enhance their “Palestinian identity.”

Netanyahu ordered Filber to examine the legality of the PA's funding of the station, and to examine further violations of Israeli civil and criminal law that the station is likely guilty of.

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Jun 19 08:30

Breaking News: Israeli Arson Attack Burns Historic Lake Kinneret Catholic Church

Israeli media reports (a more bare-bones report in English) that Jewish terrorists have set fire to the historic Church of the Multiplication (of loaves and fishes) near Lake Kinneret. The building was extensively damaged though the sanctuary only received smoke damage. The Catholic Church stands in what once was the ancient village of Kfar Nahum (Capernaum), where Jesus plied his trade as a carpenter.
church of multiplication Jewish terror arson

Besides the fire, the attackers vandalized the building by scrawling graffiti derived from a major Jewish prayer that lauds Jews for worshipping God and derides non-Jews for worshiping idols. The phrase daubed on the wall was “their idols shall be destroyed.” This prayer, whose language is virulently anti-Christian, is often used by anti-Semites to argue (falsely) that Jews innately hate Christians. It appears these terrorists were seeking to make the anti-Semites point for them.

Jun 19 08:19

Israeli leader turns on US Jewish journalists Friedman, Wieseltier, Remnick and Silvers for disloyalty and anti-semitism!

The wheels are really coming off the cart. The latest report from former Israeli ambassador Michael Oren’s forthcoming book is that he says Jewish journalists have a disproportionate role in American media (Surprise!) but they verge on anti-Semitism in their criticisms of Israel and its rightwing prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Jun 19 07:53

Israel threatens military intervention in Syria's civil war

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, has issued a veiled threat to intervene directly in Syria's civil war for the first time, after Syrian rebels surrounded a village occupied by the Druze minority close to the border.

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Oh yeah; we believe Israel is concerned about the Druze ... after we see how they treat the Palestinians! This is just Netanyahu grabbing more of other peoples' lands for Eratz Israel

Jun 19 06:41

Ex-Israeli foreign minister granted diplomatic immunity

An anti-war activist has slammed the British government for what he calls protecting war criminals.

“It is a disgraceful policy intended to protect criminals on all levels not just the war criminals and crimes against humanity,” peace activist Kenneth O’Keefe told Press TV on Friday.

He was reacting to a recent decision by the British government to grant diplomatic immunity to former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni.

Jun 18 20:57

Israeli soldiers cheered while Palestinian bled to death under army jeep

“The soldiers were singing and cheering in the jeep while women were crying and trying to get closer to see the body,” Shurouq Hamayel, Ghuneimat’s cousin, who was at the scene, told The Electronic Intifada.

Jun 18 14:28

Ex-Israeli foreign minister avoids Gaza war crimes arrest thanks to UK diplomatic immunity

Former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni was granted diplomatic immunity by the British government during a visit to the UK this week to avoid possible arrest over alleged war crimes.

The Zionist Union politician was attending the Fortune Most Powerful Women International Summit in London, where she spoke on the Israeli political climate and the future of Israel and Palestine.

Livni was able to qualify for legal immunity by arranging meetings with British officials, exploiting a legal loophole that protects Israelis on official visits to the UK.

Jun 18 11:10

Context of 'February 1982: Article in Israeli Journal Says Israel Should Exploit Internal Tensions of Arab States'

The winter issue of Kivunim, a “A Journal for Judaism and Zionism,” publishes “A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties” by Oded Yinon. The paper, published in Hebrew, rejects the idea that Israel should carry through with the Camp David accords and seek peace. Instead, Yinon suggests that the Arab States should be destroyed from within by exploiting their internal religious and ethnic tensions: “Lebanon’s total dissolution into five provinces serves as a precedent for the entire Arab world including Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and the Arabian peninsula and is already following that track. The dissolution of Syria and Iraq later on into ethnically or religiously unique areas such as in Lebanon, is Israel’s primary target on the Eastern front in the long run, while the dissolution of the military power of those states serves as the primary short term target. Syria will fall apart, in accordance with its ethnic and religious structure, into several states such as in present day Lebanon.”

Jun 18 11:09

A nuclear war in the Middle East is no longer inconceivable.

It is time to call things by their correct name. A nuclear war in the Middle East is no longer inconceivable. This is the case, moreover, even if Israel were somehow to remain the only nuclear weapons state in the chaotic region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At least the Israeli media is now admitting Israel has nuclear weapons!

Jun 18 09:53

ISRAEL WINS ONE BATTLE … BUT NOT THE ‘WAR’

Israel won an important victory over the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS) when a boycott on the sale of Israeli products in a supermarket chain in Sweden has been cancelled.

The national supermarket chain COOP has 655 branches across Sweden. Israel, that was worried the boycott would spread from three local stores in the city of Varberg to all branches nationwide, launched an impressive media campaign to combat it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Next we will see COOP back off their decision not to sell glyphosate products!

Jun 18 09:52

ZIO BEX ~~ IF IT WASN’T A HOLOCAUST IN GAZA, WHAT WAS IT?

A Greek official is accused of abusing the memory of the Holocaust by mentioning Gaza during a speech about the genocide, and saying that “victims become bullies.”

The criticism by The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a watchdog group, was over a speech that Panagiotis Sgouridis, a deputy minister of rural development, gave on June 7 in the northern city of Kavala during the unveiling ceremony for a monument in memory of the area’s murdered Jews.

Jun 18 08:33

Congress Condemns Academic Boycott of Israel

The U.S. House of Representatives introduced a resolution condemning academic boycotts against Israeli scholars and institutions on American campuses.

The resolution, introduced Tuesday by Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.), condemns any restrictions on interaction between American and Israeli academic institutions as part of the Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

Jun 18 08:27

Israeli soldiers who beat handcuffed Palestinian get suspended sentences

The IDF soldiers implicated in beating and shouting obscenities at a Palestinian man lying face down were reprimanded and handed suspended sentences of a month each. The family of the man [beaten] by the IDF is yet to hear anything about his health or wellbeing.

Jun 18 07:34

Atef Abu Saif’s chilling, evocative stories of Gaza onslaught

The 51-day Israeli war on Gaza may be old news to those who follow the Middle East. What news junkies know are the numbers — at least 2,205 Palestinians killed, including 538 children; 11,000 wounded; up to 500,000 residents displaced; more than 20,000 homes destroyed. What they don’t have are the intimate, granular insights that you get only by living through it — or, reading the diary of someone who has, and is also an eloquent, evocative writer.

For instance, do you know how to tell the difference between a missile from a ship, a tank, an F-16 or a drone, by their sound alone? How to prepare your windows when shelling is expected, and where it is safest to sleep? Or what happens to your sense of time in the midst of war?

Jun 18 07:33

Israel’s mockery of foreign war correspondents backfires

At a time when Israel has serious issues to deal with in Iran and Syria, it is disconcerting that the ministry would spend its time producing a 50-second video that attempts to ridicule journalists reporting on a conflict in which 2,100 Palestinians and 72 Israelis were killed.

Israel’s diplomatic corps wants to be taken seriously in the world. Posting misleading and poorly conceived videos on YouTube is inappropriate, unhelpful and undermines the ministry, which says it respects the foreign press and its freedom to work in Gaza.

Jun 18 07:32

Alan Dershowitz on Iran Deal: 'America's On Its Knees'

America has no allies on the proposed nuclear deal except for Iran and perhaps Syria, Dershowitz said. "America has picked the wrong side here and its lost its allies, and its allies now have to make alliances among themselves in order to prevent the implementation of a deal that will give Iran a nuclear weapon within 10 years."

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Here's your rifle, Dershowitz...

Jun 18 07:27

Birthright celebrates its 500,000th participant

The Taglit-Birthright Israel program, which sends young Jews on free trips to Israel, celebrated its milestone 500,000th participant this week.

In a ceremony in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, 24-year-old Molly Dodd from New Jersey presented Birthright cofounders Michael Steinhardt and Charles Bronfman with framed letters from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from 1998, in which he gave his blessing for the program to begin.

Since 2000, approximately 500,000 Jews aged 18-26, from over 66 countries and all 50 US states, have gone on Birthright trips. The free 10-day Jewish identity-building trips immerse young adults in Israeli culture and Jewish history.

In addition, 65,000 Israelis have participated in Birthright’s Mifgash program, which brings together Israelis and Diaspora Jews.

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