PALESTINE

Sep 20 12:13

Israel’s policy of incremental genocide continues

Jamal Kanj reminds us that although Binyamin Netanyahu’s latest military adventure in the Gaza Strip has failed, Israel’s "starvation diet" and "incremental genocide" against the Strip’s 1.7 million human beings continues.

Sep 20 11:45

Firestorm Over Professor Steven Salaita's Sacking for Criticizing Israel

Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

Criticizing Israel publicly entails huge risks. Becoming persona non grata in politics, the media, business and academia may follow. It's a career ender for most who try.

At most, short-term protests follow. They're usually or entirely local. Salaita's University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign (ULUC) sacking elevated public anger to a new level.

Thousands of scholars, students, colleagues, friends, Israeli critics and others rallied to his defense. They're steadfast. They continue...

Sep 20 10:07

Pro-Israel Students Hope To Shame Mahmoud Abbas With Empty Seats

Jewish student groups are planning protests against Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at a speech in New York City this Monday night — including a push to create swaths of empty seats at the event.

The students, who say that Abbas often sugarcoats his anti-Israel rhetoric when addressing English-speaking audiences, hope to reserve seats for the event at the Cooper Union, then not show up.

Ruthie Lehmann, a Jewish senior at New York University, called Abbas’s planned speech a “disgrace,” especially given the large Jewish student population at Cooper Union, a design school in Manhattan’s East Village.

The Zionist Organization of America students group is also protesting the speech, according to the Zach Stern, the group’s Northeast campus coordinator who provided educational pamphlets for the protest.

Note: Had enough yet!

Sep 20 08:31

Israeli occupation forces destroy water networks and launch assault on farmers

Israeli occupation forces issued on Wednesday a decree banning farmers from irrigating agriculture on their stepped lands in Atov, located in eastern Tubas city in the occupied West Bank, threatening to arrest any citizen who cultivates his or her land.

Sep 19 18:26

Donors will fail Gaza again

Israel has never renounced violence. It repeatedly wages war and unleashes its instruments of state terrorism against the Palestinians under occupation. It has flagrantly and repeatedly violated every agreement signed with the PLO. It has not even reciprocated the PLO’s recognition of Israel, nor has it officially acknowledged the Palestinians’ right to establish a Palestinian state.

Sep 19 11:53

New Details Emerge on Palestinian Prisoner Who Was Beaten to Death by Israeli Guards

The cellmate of 37-year-old Raed Abdul-Salaam al-Ja’bari, who died on September 9th while in Israeli custody, has spoken out about Raed's death, telling a lawyer that Israeli prison guards took his cellmate by force and, within 15 minutes, came back and told him that Raed was dead.

Sep 19 11:52

Elderly Gaza Fisherman Injured by Live Israeli Fire

Israeli naval forces opened fire off the coast of northern Gaza, late Wednesday, injuring a Palestinian fisherman, according to local reports.

Sep 19 11:41

Israeli Incremental genocide…

Netanyahu lies to his people about winning a war without achieving one single objective and deceives the world with a ceasefire while maintaining a silent war of special “starvation diet” and carrying out “incremental genocide” against more than 1.7 million human beings.

Sep 19 10:39

Meet Anthony Reuben, the BBC's Israel flag-waving "Head of Statistics"

Nureddin Sabir highlights the BBC Head of Statistics Anthony Reuben’s’ incredible twisting of numbers to support Israel’s claims that the Israeli Wehrmacht’s recent onslaught on Gaza had been targeted and not indiscriminate

Sep 19 09:52

HERE’S HOW PALESTINIANS WILL LIVE IN A ONE STATE SOLUTION

The norms proper to a true democracy obligate the state to take steps to promote equality of opportunity and implement a policy of narrowing the gaps in land allocations. Instead, it has responded with a series of laws, including the one allowing small communities to set up admissions committees, that send the following unequivocal message: This is a Jewish state; Arabs out.

Sep 19 09:51

THE US IS GUILTY OF CRIMES IN GAZA … BUT NOT YET CHARGED

The U.S. is not a neutral mediator in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict; it is an active participant and is guilty of the crimes being committed by Israel against Palestinians, most recently, the mass killings and destruction Israel wrought on the Gaza Strip during the summer. The reality that the U.S. is an active supporter of unimaginable suffering may very well be the motivating force behind the U.S.’s adamant attempts to block the Palestinians from using any of the internationally recognized tools of accountability to hold Israel responsible, such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. When an indigenous, stateless population is blocked access to opportunities for justice by superpowers like the U.S., something is wrong—deadly wrong.

Sep 19 07:48

My Shame As A German Jew And Refugee From Nazi Germany

I need to say again, as a Jew and refugee from Nazi Germany I am ashamed of Israel, a country I once hoped to love. Zionism has succeeded to activate the rise of anti-Semitism, a result in my view of a grisly, brutal agenda of ethnic cleansing, , apartheid and human rights crimes against Palestinians.

Sep 19 06:57

CELEBRATING FOUR YEARS OF BDS ACTIVISM IN ADELAIDE

Despite the pro-Israeli bias in Australia’s mainstream media, more than 69% of Australia’s population are now critical of Israel’s influence in the world (BBC Poll, 2013) and many of these critics in Adelaide are eager to express that disapproval by employing the time-honoured tactics of BDS.

Sep 19 01:54

Ceasefire? A hollow victory indeed

There was more bad news for Israel. The IDF launched a major air and ground military offensives and did not come close to destroying its adversaries’ leadership, organization, military capabilities and alliances. During the seven weeks of brutal attacks against the densely-populated civilian centers, Israel managed to put the Palestinian issue back on the Arab map, draw unprecedented global censure, and give wings to the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) campaign to undermine Israel’s economy. Israel also managed to unify Palestinian political parties across the board – a minor miracle – and make regional heroes out of the “Palestinian Resistance.” With every lash of Israel’s whip, Palestinians found new determination to break the siege of Gaza and end Israel’s occupation.

Sep 18 18:10

Malta sinking killed hundreds fleeing Gaza

Time – and the news – moves on. Quickly. So, with the war over, Gaza remains in the news but off the front pages. ISIS has now taken the lead.

Still every now and then an interesting reminder of the Gaza war surfaces. In this case, by drowning. At first it seemed that the boat deliberately sunk off the Malta coast last week was another case of human trafficking gone from bad to worse. Horrible but unrelated to Israel/Palestine. Now reports have it that 250-300 of as many as 500 drowned were refugees from Gaza. They were attempting to escape what is left of the prison walls in Gaza.

Sep 18 12:43

Just 43 Israeli Reserve Soldiers Stand Against IDF and SIGINT

Forty-three reserve soldiers and officers in Israel’s prestigious military intelligence gathering unit, Unit 8200, have refused to take any further part in the gathering of information on Palestinian society in the West Bank.

Their stand is the latest expression of the growing opposition within the armed forces to the ongoing repression of the Palestinian people.

Sep 18 12:00

FOREIGN AFFAIRS AS OPERA BUFFA: THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST ISIS

The real beheadings which occur regularly in Saudi Arabia – there was a batch of 19 only recently – are never shown on American news, nor are they even discussed. But a single video of a fake terrorist beheading is played and replayed and commented on endlessly with indignation over such horror. And the hundreds of Palestinians, including children, whom Israel has beheaded with bombs and artillery never make an appearance on television or rate any commentary.

Sep 18 11:56

Senator Warren’s progressive supporters demand accountability for her rightwing pro-Israel positioning

Warren has focused her legislative work and public speaking almost exclusively on consumer protection, finance and other economic issues that have struck a populist chord with Democrats and independents, many of whom are enthusiastic fans of the freshman senator from Massachusetts. By political calculation she has been almost silent on international issues and has rarely spoken out on questions of war and peace that are also important to her progressive base. As MW has reported, she literally ran away from commenting on the Israeli attack on Gaza.

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Sep 18 11:36

Sacrificing the Vulnerable, From Gaza to America

I would like to begin by speaking about the people of Gaza. Their suffering is not an abstraction to me. I was the Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times. I spent seven years in the region. I speak Arabic. And for much of that time I was in Gaza, including when Israeli fighter jets and soldiers were attacking it.

Sep 18 09:18

ILLUSIONS AND REALITIES IN ISRAEL/PALESTINE TODAY

Israeli forces shoot, injure Gaza fisherman
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No change to Gaza blockade since ceasefire
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Tears, devastation as Gaza children back to school
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Egypt denies Palestinian family entry at Rafah crossing

Sep 18 06:55

Gazans fleeing to Europe via tunnels, traffickers and boats

'It’s better to die at sea than to die of despair and frustration in Gaza,’ says resident of Strip.

Haaretz reports this morning that “Thousands of Palestinians have left the Gaza Strip for Europe using tunnels, traffickers and boats.” The following is a devastating glimpse into the continuous ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Europe is silent about it, the Western media is also silent about it. I guess that discussing this unfolding tragedy in the open would lead to a diplomatic clash with Israel and an open conflict with its Jewish lobby.

Sep 18 06:48

WORLD WAR 3 FOR DUMMIES

A Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding the Present World Situation

*This piece has gone viral. Keep it going!

Sep 18 06:39

Jewish State and Islamic State, Like Breeds Like

When the US and its allies say they are doing what is right by humanity, and by their values, the question begging to be asked is where is their humanity and values in regard to the Palestinian people, and why are they not equally doing what is right by humanity, and by their values towards “the Jewish State” and its aggression, crimes and gross violations of human rights, international law and resolutions? — Ali Kazak(former Palestinian ambassador to Australia, New Zealand, Vanuatu, East Timor and the South Pacific region)

The US behaves like a lion and a superpower with Russia, China and other countries but like a pussy cat and a banana republic when dealing with Israel.

US President Barack Obama said in his recent speech broadcast live to the nation “This is American leadership at its best: We stand with people who fight for their own freedom. And we rally other nations on behalf of our common security and common humanity.” He should try saying this to the Palestinian people.

Sep 18 06:24

After the Ceasefire

On 26 August a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was agreed, bringing a fragile end to a war that killed 2150 Palestinians (mostly civilians) and 73 Israelis (mostly soldiers). Since then Hamas has not fired a single rocket, attacked an Israeli target, or done anything to break the terms of the ceasefire. Israel has done the following:

Sep 18 06:17

US Congressman Danny Davis calls for lifting the blockade of Gaza

US Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL) has called for a lifting of the blockade against Gaza. In a September 8th letter to the Chicago Sun Times, one of the City’s two major daily newspapers, Davis urged an end to the blockade on humanitarian and strategic grounds. Congressman Davis now joins the only two other members of Congress, Rep. Keith Ellison and Rep. Barbara Lee, who have spoken out against the blockade.

Sep 17 19:37

PALESTINIAN RECONCILIATION AT CROSSROADS

It appears that President Abbas is working against the tide of Palestinian public opinion, as voiced in a recent survey conducted by the Palestinian Centre for Policy and Survey Research (PCPSR) in Ramallah. According to this poll, only 22 per cent of respondents supported a resumption of negotiations, while 53 per cent said they regarded resistance as “the more effective way” to realise the creation of a Palestinian state.

Sep 17 13:46

UN: Israel Used UNRWA School For Military Operations

Israeli forces, during the recent offensive on the the Gaza Strip, used one of UNRWA's schools in the region as a military base, according to a UN offical.

Sep 17 13:29

Israel Facing Major Economic Consequences for 50 Day War on Gaza

Shir Hever is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in Jerusalem and Beit-Sahour. Hever researches the economic aspect of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory, some of his research topics include the international aid to the Palestinians and to Israel, the effects of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories on the Israeli economy, and the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigns against Israel. His work also includes giving lectures and presentations on the economy of the occupation.

Sep 17 13:02

Israel's Ruthless Agenda

State terrorism is official policy. So is institutionalized racism, persecution, apartheid worse than South Africa's, and colonization.

Israel's occupation is lawless. It's the longest by far in modern times. Military orders control virtually all aspects of Palestinians' lives.

They have no rights whatever. They're not wanted. They're considered subhuman.

Sep 17 10:47

If the UK recognises Palestine, so will others

The recent announcement by the Israeli government that it is expropriating another 1,000 acres of the West Bank has only reinforced in the minds of many that the Israel-Palestine conflict is stuck in an impasse. Yet it is at such bleak times that leaders need to find new ways to move forward. That is why I believe the time is right for the United Kingdom to recognise the state of Palestine. The turmoil in Syria and Iraq may overshadow this issue, but it is wrong to neglect it.

Sep 17 08:53

Criminal Israel will make $6 billion from Gaza onslaught

As the world gears up to finance Gaza's $6bn reconstruction after Operation Protective Edge, an EU source has revealed that Israel will earn billions of euros by making sure that all the steel, concrete and other materials and other aid are sourced in Israel and benefit Israeli companies.

Sep 17 08:01

UEFA urged not to award 2020 European Championship to Israel

Palestinian soccer clubs, NGOs call on European soccer governor UEFA to shy away from awarding Israel right to host the 2020 UEFA European Championship.

Sep 17 07:19

Israel was created to solve Europe’s ‘Jewish Problem’

Israeli professor Shlomo Sand is the author of several controversial books on Israel and Judaism. The list includes The Invention of the Jewish People, and The Invention of the Land of Israel. His latest book to propagate more myths about Jews, Israel and Holocaust is How I Ceased To Be A Jew.

What Shlomo Sand and other Zionist and the so-called “anti-Zionist” writers refuse to admit that Zionist Jews used Europe’s centuries-old Jewish Problem to establish a Jewish homeland in Muslim-majority historic Palestine and the western powers including the US, Britain and USSR helped them to achieve their dream.

Sep 16 15:48

What Israel Has Done After the Ceasefire

why BDS needs to continue even after the ceasefire

Sep 16 09:18

A STORM OF DISSENT HAS TAKEN ISRAEL BY SURPRISE

The refusal of 43 men and women to continue their reserve duty in Israel’s elite 8200 intelligence-gathering unit has taken Israel by storm.

Sep 16 09:17

THE OTHER GITMO

The Palestinian Center for Human rights said Tuesday that its lawyers confirmed that at least four Palestinians who were arrested during Israel’s assault on Gaza were subjected to “torture” during their detention period.

Sounds like Gitmo to me …

Sep 16 08:59

PCHR: Gaza detainees underwent ‘torture’ in Israeli custody

The Palestinian Center for Human rights said Tuesday that its lawyers confirmed that at least four Palestinians who were arrested during Israel’s assault on Gaza were subjected to “torture” during their detention period.

Sep 16 08:47

Fmr. IDF Soldier Calls on Americans to Stand Up to Israel War Crimes | Interview with Eran Efrati

Sep 16 08:10

Israeli spies rebel over mass-snooping on innocent Palestinians

Israeli politicians and a former military intelligence commander have hit back at reservists who criticized Israel for spying on ordinary Palestinians.

Last week, 43 Israeli military intelligence reservists signed a letter refusing to serve in the occupied Palestinian territories over fears snoops were planning to blackmail individuals into becoming informants. The letter alleged that Israel Defence Force Unit 8200 – Israel's equivalent of the NSA – undertook "all encompassing" surveillance of Palestinians' medical conditions, finances, sexual orientation and infidelity in order to gain information that might be used to blackmail individuals into becoming informants against their own people.

Sep 15 14:33

Israel's Genocidal War on Palestine Without End

It's longstanding Israeli policy. Palestinians aren't wanted. Israel considers them subhuman.

It wants them eliminated. It wants Jewish exclusivity. It wants maximum Jews and minimum Arabs.

Israel's entire history is blood-drenched. Depravity defines it. It's longstanding genocidal war on Palestine reflects it.

In 1985, then Israeli president Chaim Herzog said:

"We are certainly not willing to make partners of the Palestinians in any way in a land that was holy to our people for thousands of years. There can be no partner with the Jews of this land."

Sep 15 13:03

Abbas decides against Palestine joining the ICC

President of the National Palestinian Unity Government Mahmoud Abbas has halted government attempts to try Israel at the International Criminal Court for war crimes particularly those committed in Gaza.

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"I'm your puppet..."

Sep 15 07:02

Zionist group publishes target list of “anti-Israel” US professors

The Amcha Initiative, the Zionist organization that has repeatedly intimidated, spied on and harassed students and faculty, appears to be escalating its campaign by publishing what amounts to a target list of “anti-Israel” professors.

Amcha says that the list is made up of “218 professors identifying themselves as Middle East scholars, who recently called for the academic boycott of Israel in a petition.”

Sep 15 07:02

Palestinian Authority foils new Gaza war crimes probe

The leaders of the Palestinian Authority last month blocked efforts to bring Israeli war crimes in Gaza before the International Criminal Court (ICC), Al Jazeera’s investigative unit has discovered.

The TV channel revealed yesterday the existence of a letter from the office of top ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda (published in full by The Electronic Intifada below) in which she recounted a private 5 August meeting with Riad Malki, the PA foreign minister.

It is difficult to read her account of the meeting as anything other than Malki obstructing the process of investigating Israeli war crimes in Gaza.

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This will drive the Palestinians away from the PA and towards HAMAS.

Sep 15 07:01

Anger in Jerusalem after Israel kills another Palestinian teen

Muhammad Sinokrot, who would have turned sixteen years old on 9 December, was not particularly fond of school and his grades were not great. But he was a hard-working boy and was keen on improving.

A few months earlier, he had borrowed his cousin’s graduation gown to wear while posing in front of a camera. He had two years left to graduate from high school, and this portrait emboldened him to work even harder.

An Israeli rubber-coated steel bullet in the head, however, decimated his dreams and cut short his very young life.

Sep 15 04:44

$6 billion Gaza reconstruction aid will be ‘made in Israel’

As the world gears up to finance Gaza's $6bn reconstruction after Operation Protective Edge, an EU source has revealed that Israel will earn billions of euros by making sure that all the steel, concrete and other materials and other aid are sourced in Israel and benefit Israeli companies.

At least 65,000 people in the Gaza Strip are homeless after the recent seven-week conflict. Infrastructure ranging from water desalination centres to power plants lies in ruins. No formal Israeli ban prevents the import of reconstruction materials that were not made in Israel, but EU sources speaking on condition of anonymity say that in practice, Israeli security demands present them with a fait accompli.

Sep 14 09:45

GAZA BECOMING A TRAILER PARK

Fifty Palestinian families made homeless by Israeli bombing during the summer’s fierce offensive on the Gaza Strip were rehoused Saturday in mobile homes in the southern town of Khan Yunis.

Sep 14 09:45

HOLLYWOOD BEGGING TO BE BOYCOTTED

STAND WITH PALESTINE AT THE BOX OFFICE!

Sep 14 08:06

The American Establishment Combats Resurgent “Isolationist” Threat

It had become apparent in 2013 that the American people had grown averse to America’s involvement in wars, and this was given empirical confirmation by a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center in November 2013, which revealed that 51 percent of Americans believed that their country’s military involvement was excessive.[1] Once again the bugaboo of isolationism entered the mainstream spotlight, the derogatory label being attached to those who would like to cut back America’s global intervention.[2] Opposition to the alleged resurgent isolationism united all sectors of the mainstream establishment–liberals, moderates, and conservatives, the ultra-interventionist neoconservatives and the more moderate traditional foreign policy establishment.

Sep 13 18:06

Ken O’Keefe - Zionism is Doomed

Former US Marine and Gulf War Veteran, Ken O’Keefe as well as being a marine conservationist has become one of the most hands-on, straight-talking opponents of the worldwide Zionist Power Structure.

Sep 13 16:12

Any Palestinian is exposed to monitoring by the Israeli Big Brother

I enlisted in the Intelligence Corps with a clear understanding that regarding anything that involves the Palestinian arena, I will engage in self-defence. Throughout my service in my unit I did and encountered things that seemed irrelevant from a security standpoint, and I did not have a clear conscience participating in such activities. Contrary to my expectations, our database included not only security-related intelligence but also personal and political information. That is to say, on a personal level, there is no respect for Palestinian privacy.

Sep 13 15:34

U.S. bypasses security council on impending invasion of Syria

The U.N. Security Council (UNSC), the only international body empowered to declare war and peace, continues to remain a silent witness to the widespread devastation and killings worldwide, including in Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen and Ukraine.

Sep 13 12:46

International law vs US democratic practice

Lawrence Davidson looks at the role of the “war on terror” and, more importantly, special interests, such as the myriad Zionist lobbies, in undermining the United States’s adherence to international law.

Sep 13 11:19

IMAGE ~~ WHAT WOULD IT LOOK LIKE IF GAZA WAS THE UNITED STATES?

Do people understand the magnitude of what just happened in Gaza?

Sep 13 11:18

A MESSAGE TO WORLD JEWRY FROM PALESTINE

In your name, Israel in 2006, 2008-2009, 2012 and now in 2014, dropped millions of bombs, bomblets and missiles all over South Lebanon and Gaza, exterminating thousands of innocent people, and destroying tens of thousands of homes. You have made Gaza look like Hiroshima in 1945.

Sep 13 10:26

Israeli intelligence veterans refuse to serve in Palestinian territories

Forty-three veterans of one of Israel’s most secretive military intelligence units – many of them still active reservists – have signed a public letter refusing to serve in operations involving the occupied Palestinian territories because of the widespread surveillance of innocent residents.

The signatories include officers, former instructors and senior NCOs from the country’s equivalent of America’s NSA or Britain’s GCHQ, known as Unit 8200 – or in Hebrew as Yehida Shmoneh-Matayim.

They allege that the “all-encompassing” intelligence the unit gathers on Palestinians – much of it concerning innocent people – is used for “political persecution” and to create divisions in Palestinian society.

The largest intelligence unit in the Israeli military, Unit 8200 intercepts electronic communications including email, phone calls and social media in addition to targeting military and diplomatic traffic.

Sep 13 08:17

Is Palestinian Authority (PA) Stalling International Criminal Court’s Probe on Israeli War Crimes?

“This document shows that the Palestinian Authority either never authorised the original referral when it was brought on the 25th July by the Minister of Justice and the general Prosecutor, or that their decision has changed, or their decision has been changed for them or under pressure from someone else.”

Sep 13 07:49

Breaking The Last Taboo - Gaza and the Threat of World War

"There is a taboo," said the visionary Edward Said, "on telling the truth about Palestine and the great destructive force behind Israel. Only when this truth is out can any of us be free."

For many people, the truth is out now. At last, they know. Those once intimidated into silence can't look away now. Staring at them from their TV, laptop, phone, is proof of the barbarism of the Israeli state and the great destructive force of its mentor and provider, the United States, the cowardice of European governments, and the collusion of others, such as Canada and Australian, in this epic crime.

The attack on Gaza was an attack on all of us. The siege of Gaza is a siege of all of us. The denial of justice to Palestinians is a symptom of much of humanity under siege and a warning that the threat of a new world war is growing by the day.

Sep 12 17:13

Generating Fear through Lies and Hypocrisy: a Reply to Dershowitz’ Pathological Tirade

The sad truth is that Alan Dershowitz, like the black garbed hangman working for ISIS, like the unseen trained sniper hiding on the roof top in a Gazan village protected by the captured family to use as security insurance against a Hamas militant, like the pilot of the F-16 releasing his missiles, like any and all who justify criminal acts for their own selfless ends or through forced indoctrination serve those in power and become in fact figures made of mud like the Golem of old Prague, but a servant of their master, lacking a soul and made indifferent to their fellow humans. For Dershowitz that very loss of his humanity is perhaps his greatest gift.

Sep 12 10:50

Gaza and the Threat of World War

On 31 July, the National Defense Panel in Washington published a remarkable document that called for the United States to prepare to fight six major wars simultaneously. At the top of the list were Russia and China – nuclear powers.

In one sense, a war against Russia has already begun. While the world watched horrified as Israel assaulted Gaza, similar atrocities in eastern Ukraine were barely news. At the time of writing, two Ukrainian cities of Russian-speaking people – Donetsk and Luhansk – are under siege: their people and hospitals and schools blitzed by a regime in Kiev that came to power in a putsch led by neo-Nazis backed and paid for by the United States. The coup was the climax of what the Russian political observer Sergei Glaziev describes as a 20-year “grooming of Ukrainian Nazis aimed at Russia”. Actual fascism has risen again in Europe and not one European leader has spoken against it, perhaps because the rise of fascism across Europe is now a truth that dares not speak its name.

Sep 12 09:41

Intense reactions to come after Abbas withdraws ICC application, analysts

Analysts expect strong reactions from the Palestinian public and from within the ruling elite if reports of Abbas withdrawing an application to join the ICC are confirmed

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If Abbas does indeed withdraw his complaint against Israel, it will drive the Palestinians away from the PA and towards HAMAS.

Sep 12 09:07

Evidence growing that Hamas used residential areas

"Gaza, from Beit Hanoun in the north to Rafah in the south, is one uninterrupted urban chain that Israel has turned into a war zone," said Ghazi Hamad, a senior Hamas official in Gaza.

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Israel declared war against a residential area then complains when those who fought back did so from within a residential zone. This article is intended to counter the UN's investigation into Israel's bombing of UN schools, justified with a video now known to have been 5 years old!

Sep 12 09:03

ISRAEL’S POST WAR WINE LIST

Listed below are Israel’s favourite new wines WHINES

Sep 12 08:49

POST 9/11 ~~ THE FORBIDDEN PHOTOS ON MY FATHER’S PRISON WALL

My father, Ghassan Elashi, is currently serving a 65-year-prison-sentence at the Communications Management Unit in Marion, Illinois for conspiracy to send Material Support in the form of humanitarian aid to charities in the West Bank and Gaza that prosecutors claimed were associated with designated terrorists; our biggest defense thus far (and the reason my father may be vindicated in due time) is that his charity, the Holy Land Foundation, used the same exact Palestinian charities that our own government agency –the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)–used to distribute its aid.

Sep 12 08:47

ISRAEL WANTS ITS CAKE AND WANTS TO EAT IT TOO

They wage war and then they whine that there was a drop in tourism as a result. If only the people of Gaza had such ‘problems ...

Sep 12 07:25

Mainstream Media Propaganda: Breaking the Last Taboo – Gaza and the Threat of World War

“There is a taboo,” said the visionary Edward Said, “on telling the truth about Palestine and the great destructive force behind Israel. Only when this truth is out can any of us be free.”

Sep 12 04:03

Israeli Navy Boats Open Fire At Palestinian Fishermen In Gaza

The fishermen had to return to the shore without being able to fish despite the fact that they were not only in Palestinian waters, but also very close to the shore.

Under the ceasefire agreement, the fishermen are supposed to be allowed to fish within twelve nautical miles off the Gaza shore, but are continuously attacked by the navy ships.

Israeli war jets have also been heavily flying over different areas of the Gaza Strip.

Israel also continues to violate the ceasefire agreement, with repeated limited invasions into border areas, and bulldozing agricultural lands, especially in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region.

The army also continues to attack local farmers and workers in Palestinian lands, close to the border fence with Israel.

Sep 12 03:54

Israeli intelligence veterans refuse to serve in Palestinian territories

Personnel were instructed to keep any damaging details of Palestinians’ lives they came across, including information on sexual preferences, infidelities, financial problems or family illnesses that could be “used to extort/blackmail the person and turn them into a collaborator”.

Sep 11 20:01

U.S. Fear/War Mongers Win This Round

The fear/war mongers got to the New York Times editorial board between May 23, 2013 and September 10, 2014. The Times and President Obama both gave in to the wrong people.

The American public doesn’t want to go to war unless there is something out there that frightens them.

This explains why all of our wars have been preceded by dire warnings of what will happen if we don’t militarily engage the enemy.
In President Obama’s Wednesday night speech, he repudiated his own caution and prudence by falling in line with those who think there is no fear out there that war cannot overcome.

The New York Times editorial board sonorously endorsed the President’s decision under a headline that informs the nation that the drums of war have had their effect: “The Attack on ISIS Expands to Syria,”

Sep 11 19:57

Obama takes hypocrisy to new high levels

In laying out his plans to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIS, President Obama said this: “America, our endless blessings bestow an enduring burden. But as Americans, we welcome our responsibility to lead. From Europe to Asia, from the far reaches of Africa to war-torn capitals of the Middle East, we stand for freedom, for justice, for dignity. These are values that have guided our nation since its founding.”

There’s an old English, somewhat vulgar, four-letter word which in my view sums up that statement. CRAP. (The dictionary definition of it is “excrement, rubbish, dirt, worthless nonsense.”)

An informed visitor from another planet who listened to Obama would scratch his head and say, “Has the president not heard about the occupied and oppressed Palestinians and their long struggle for freedom, justice and dignity?”

Sep 11 19:04

The Christian family refusing to give up its Bethlehem hill farm bulldozed by Israel

On his farm outside Bethlehem, Daher Nassar is picking apples from the ruins of the orchard he planted at least eight years ago. The fruit is scattered across ground freshly opened and imprinted with the tracks of a bulldozer. At the field’s edge, branches reach out from inside a mound of earth, the bark stripped and mangled, unripe almonds still clinging to the trees.

On 19 May a Palestinian shepherd from the village of Nahalin was out at first light and saw the bulldozer at work in the field, guarded by Israeli soldiers. By the time Nassar arrived the whole orchard – the best part of a decade’s work – was gone. His English is far from fluent, but there’s no mistaking the pain in his voice: “Why you broke the trees?”

A spokesperson for the Israeli military authorities in the West Bank said the trees were planted illegally on state land.

Sep 11 14:57

Israel's Deadly Attacks on Gaza Schools Constitute War Crimes: Human Rights Watch

Israel's military attacks on United Nations schools in Gaza that were sheltering thousands of displaced people slaughtered dozens of civilians "in violation of the laws of war," Human Rights Watch declared in a report released Thursday.

The humanitarian organization investigated three separate attacks on such schools that occurred in late July and early August, which together killed 45 people, 17 of them children. “Israel has offered no convincing explanation for these attacks on schools where people had gone for protection and the resulting carnage,” said Fred Abrahams, special adviser at Human Rights Watch.

Sep 11 11:28

Israel committed genocide in Gaza: EU delegation

An official European Parliament delegation that visited the besieged Gaza Strip after the recent Israeli onslaught on the blockaded area says Israel has committed “genocide” against the defenseless Palestinians, Press TV reports.

The delegation, which includes 13 members of the European Parliament, has called on the EU to break diplomatic ties with Israel and implement sanctions against Tel Aviv because of the war crimes it has committed against the Palestinian people.

“I don’t think it is too strong a word, not when you think of how genocide is described; it’s described as the partial or the whole destruction of people; and what we are seeing happen in Gaza, in Palestine, is the destruction of Palestinians,” Martina Anderson, an Irish member of the European Parliament, told Press TV.

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Sep 11 09:20

Seeing Through The ISIS Script...No Cigar!

By L. Reichard White

September 11, 2014

Maybe it started with The Wizard of Oz, but it’s gotten completely out of hand. First there was al-Qaeda (“The Base“), apparently a name invented by the U.S. Justice Department to link a series of attacks to Osama bin Laden. But this newest ISIS franchise, conveniently billed as “too violent for al-Qaeda,” has taken off and its popularity makes “Breaking Bad” look like a Jr. High School class play. In rural Wyoming.

But the script needs some patching.

Sep 11 08:46

Israel likely to have committed Gaza war crimes: HRW

Israel is likely to have committed war crimes in Gaza, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday, a day after the Army announced five criminal investigations into incidents involving its forces.

The 50-day Gaza war between Israel and Hamas-led militants ended on August 26 after killing more than 2,100 Palestinians, most of them civilians, and 73 people on the Israeli side, 67 of them soldiers.

The New York-based rights watchdog said in a statement that in three cases it examined, Israel caused "numerous civilian casualties in violation of the laws of war".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And every sitting member of Congress is an accessory to those war crimes.

Sep 11 08:38

‘Holocaust makes Israelis think international law doesn’t apply’

Gideon Levy is preaching in the wilderness. Week after week, the columnist for Haaretz newspaper tells his compatriots what they do not want to hear: that the siege of Gaza and the occupation of the West Bank are immoral and counter-productive; that the continued seizure of Palestinian land and the construction of settlements is a “criminal enterprise” intended to foil any chance for peace.

“What Israeli interest does it serve to put two million people in a cage?” Levy asks. “Tens of thousands of Palestinian children will never forget what Israel has done to them and their parents in this [July 8th-August 26th] war. That is something Israel should have taken into account: another generation of hatred like never before, and very justified hatred.”

Sep 11 07:56

1,200 Academics and Teachers in Spain Call for Academic Boycott of Israel

The campaign, which started two years ago, asks for support from professionals from the academic and scientific field, and also from associations linked to this field, such as student’s and worker’s unions, research centres, professional associations, etc. From the 1,400 people who have signed the manifesto, 150 are professors, 850 are teachers and 200 are researchers. More than 52 associations linked to the academic field have also signed; among them there are research groups and University departments.

Sep 11 07:35

The Five Dancing Israelis Arrested On 9-11

The Jewish weekly The Forward reported that the FBI finally concluded that at least two of the detained Israelis were agents working for the Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, and that Urban Moving Systems, the ostensible employer of the five Israelis, was a front operation. This was confirmed by two former CIA officers, and they noted that movers' vans are a common intelligence cover. (23). The Israelis were held in custody for 71 days before being quietly released. (24)
WEBMASTER NOTE: Right now the corporate media is shoveling ISIS at us as hard as they can, in an obvious propaganda campaign reminiscent of the similar campaign about "Al Qaeda" and "Osama Bin Laden" that preceded 9-11. Given how desperate the US Government is to revive the war agenda, we should be concerned that a new false-flag attack, bigger and bloodier than the World Trade Towers, is being considered.

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Needless to say, Israel's minions are already chasing me around the net, screaming that I am an anti-Semite for doubting Israel's story about the three teens and insisting that Israel would never play dirty tricks to start wars. Here is one well-known example. On 9-11, a van load of Israelis made a spectacle of themselves cheering and clapping as the World Trade Towers collapsed. The video they were shooting remains classified to this very day. Rumor has it that it shows the first impact, proving the Israelis had foreknowledge. The FBI determined that at least two of the Israelis were Mossad agents. NPR put the number at three.

"Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered. It's classified information." -- US official quoted in Carl Cameron's Fox News report on the Israeli spy ring and its connections to 9-11.

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Sep 11 05:34

Military fury over ban on Scottish soldiers based in England voting in next week's historic independence referendum

Scottish soldiers based in England will not be able to take part in the historic referendum on independence.

Critics condemned the ’shocking’ rules which mean thousands of Scots stationed outside their home nation will not have a say on the future of the Union.

Only those who still have an address in Scotland will be able to take part, affecting troops stationed in England, Cyprus and Germany.

Sep 11 03:22

PLEASE READ: If People Were Countries.....

If People Were Countries.....
(or, how to avert nuclear war, public or private)

remember, everyone, when things get heated, to CALM DOWN.

there is a point in any conflictual communication where one feels one absolutely must raise one's (virtual) voice, lose one's cool; where not to do so is a detriment to oneself and the meaning in one's life.

soon as the emotional barbs are answered in kind, one might as well give up. 'Innocent until proven guilty' -- how one feels and where one draws the line of acceptable stretching of the truth is not as important.

-- 'to protect my honor' or to 'back up my principles' or 'to protect' others -- worse, to 'not lose face' --

these are the game changers, the seemingly unique and rare set of events that will suddenly convince a large number of people to get involved, people who steadfastly opposed getting involved up to that point.

sound familiar?

Sep 10 14:52

Netanyahu loses plot to new Gaza reality

Aside from being a major military setback, Israel's war on Gaza has also disoriented the policies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu like never before. Since the announcement of a ceasefire on 26 August, his statements appear erratic and particularly uncertain, an expected outcome of the Gaza war.

Sep 10 13:55

Losing the Plot: Israel’s Prime Minister to Face New Gaza Reality

Netanyahu’s war-turned-genocide in Gaza has backfired badly – his strategy has helped resurrect Hamas, the very movement he tried desperately to crush

Aside from being a major military setback, Israel’s war on Gaza has also disoriented the policies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu like never before. Since the announcement of a ceasefire on 26 August, his statements appear erratic and particularly uncertain, an expected outcome of the Gaza war.

Sep 10 13:26

ISIS AND ISRAEL ALLIES AGAINST A PALESTINIAN STATE

An image speaks a thousand words – and that is presumably what Israel’s supporters hoped for with their latest ad in the New York Times.

Two photographs are presented side by side. One, titled ISIS, is the now-iconic image of a kneeling James Foley, guarded by a black-hooded executioner, awaiting his terrible fate. The other, titled Hamas, is a scene from Gaza, where a similarly masked killer stands over two victims, who cower in fear.

Sep 10 13:12

ISIS and Israel allies against a Palestinian state

Jonathan Cook says Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is using the fear of the jihadist group Islamic State to tarnish the reputation of the Palestinian resistance, even though the two are completely unrelated.

Sep 10 11:42

Israel argues officer who beat Palestinian suffered more than victim

Israel issued its defense statement on behalf of an officer convicted of beating five demonstrators in a civil suit brought on by one of his victims, claiming that not only should the plaintiff not receive compensation but that the defendant suffered more than his victim.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"I mean, just LOOK at how bruised his knuckles got when the plaintiff ran his face into them!" -- nodding yahoo

Sep 10 10:02

The 9/11 Triple Cross

Three major thesis are in competition concerning the culprit of the 9/11 attacks:

1. Islam Job: the official conclusion of the 9/11 Commission, blaming Muslim terrorists in general, and Osama bin Laden in particular;
2. Inside Job: the dominant thesis within the so-called 9/11 Truth movement, which accuses the American government, or a faction within the American Deep State;
3. Mossad Job: the rising alternative thesis within the community of truth seekers, which claim that the masterminds were a Zionist network close to the Israeli Likud.
There are variations on each thesis and middle grounds between them, but three camps can clearly be distinguished: Acknowledging this reality, by renouncing the bipolar vision of an information warfare between official liars and 9/11 truthers, and paying attention to the debate (or absence of the debate) between Inside-jobbers and Mossad-jobbers, is the first step toward a paradigm shift in “9/11ology”.

Sep 10 09:56

Boycott Saturday Night Live!

NBC has announced that Chris Pratt will be hosting the season premiere, with [racist warmonger,] Sarah Silverman hosting the second episode.

If you are unwilling (or unable due to chronic television addiction) to boycott the whole season, at least find something else to watch when Sarah Silverman hosts the show.

Let Ticketmaster know how you feel about Maroon5 supporting a genocidal racist on national television: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Maroon-5-tickets/artist/824144

Sep 10 09:50

IMAGINE HAVING A PRESIDENT THAT DOESN’T CARE ABOUT YOU

As Abbas busies himself with non existent Egyptian promises, the following has been going on in Palestine. Seems he has no interest in any of it. (Click on links to see reports)

Sep 10 08:26

As Israel Assaulted Gaza, Its Supporters Pushed for Assaulting Iran

So, one would think that Israel’s supporters and lobby in the United States and elsewhere would be very busy trying to "justify" Israel’s possible war crimes and even genocide in Gaza, and present a more positive image of Israel after the carnage in Gaza. But, that was not the case. Israel’s supporters continued to push for more military war against, as usual, Iran, as well as sanctions – a harsh form of economic warfare – the casualties of which, as sanctions against Iraq in the 1990s demonstrated, can far exceed those of military wars. Consider the following.

"It is time to bomb Iran’s nuclear capabilities. It is time for the United States; if we are not going to stop Iran’s nukes, then let Israel do it. A friend will not put another friend in this kind of jeopardy."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let Israel fight (and pay for) their own wars!

Sep 10 08:19

Palestinian Killed By Israeli Army Fire In Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the al-Am’ari refugee camp, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, shot and killed a young Palestinian man, and wounded several others.

Sep 10 07:58

Zionists try to close down Palestine solidarity group at Philadelphia university

Members of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, have sought legal advice after being falsely accused of anti-Semitism.

The accusations, made by a right-wing Zionist student and Israel-aligned media, have prompted an investigation by the university’s administration that could result in punishment of the Palestine solidarity group.

Temple University announced that it has sent the results of their investigation — which have not been made public — to the local district attorney’s office last week.

A Zionist student aggressively confronted and made racist comments to SJP members who were tabling during a large student organization information fair on 20 August. A student unaffiliated with SJP then slapped him in the face.

The Zionist student, who is also a fellow of CAMERA on Campus (a project of the right-wing, anti-Palestinian media watchdog group CAMERA) claimed that the students taunted him with an anti-Semitic slur.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Israeli student clearly provoked the confrontation, but the university wants to punish the Palestinians. Yeah, that makes a lot of sense, but only to Israel.

Sep 10 07:50

Israeli war damaged 60 per cent of manufacturing capability in Gaza

The Israeli war destroyed around 500 economic facilities that form 60 per cent of the manufacturing capability in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Ministry of Economy said.

Speaking to the Palestinian news agency Safa, the ministry's spokesman Azmi Abdul Rahman said that the Israeli occupation premeditatedly targeted hundreds of the industrial, commercial and service facilities.

The commercial facilities included small shops and that paralysed the economy during the Israeli war. He stressed that the effect of the economic paralysis would last until the facilities were reconstructed.

Sep 10 04:35

“Refuse Israeli Ships Campaign”: Palestine Solidarity War Coalition in Vancouver Blocks Israeli Ship

In a four-day standoff pitting human rights groups and organized labor against Israeli shipping giant Zim, the giant was defeated today in Vancouver, Canada.

The huge container ship Zim Djibouti first docked at the high-tech Deltaport facility on September 5, only to discover that the workers had agreed to respect a picket line set up by human rights advocates. The coalition of picketers, under the name Block the Boat Vancouver, were trying to prevent the unloading and loading of the ship, as a solidarity protest against Israel’s 47-year blockade of the port of Gaza and the recent Israeli attack on Gaza that killed more than 2000 Palestinians, mostly civilians, as well as 72 Israelis, almost all soldiers.

Sep 10 04:11

Salaita speaks publicly for the first time since firing (for his pro-Palestinian/anti-Israel tweets)

In recent statements, Chancellor Wise and the Board of Trustees said that the University Administration found the tone of my tweets “uncivil” and raised questions about my ability to inhabit the University environment. This is a perilous standard that risks eviscerating the principle of academic freedom. My comments were not made in a classroom or on campus; they were made through my personal Twitter account. The University’s policing and judgment of those messages places any faculty member at risk of termination if University administrators deem the tone or content of his or her speech “uncivil” without regard to the forum or medium in which the speech is made. This is a highly subjective and sprawling standard that can be used to attack faculty who espouse unpopular or unconventional ideas.

Even more troubling are the documented revelations that the decision to terminate me is a result of pressure from wealthy donors – individuals who expressly dislike my political views. As the Center for Constitutional Rights and other groups have been tracking, this is part of a nationwide, concerted effort by wealthy and well-organized groups to attack pro-Palestinian students and faculty and silence their speech.

Sep 09 15:26

Gaza: Drone footage reveals extent of damage

Drone footage reveals the devastating destruction to Shuja'iyya (Shejaia), a district of Gaza, caused by the recent bombardment by Israel.

Sep 09 15:16

Ceasefires in Which Violations Never Cease - Noam Chomsky

On August 26th, Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) both accepted a ceasefire agreement after a 50-day Israeli assault on Gaza that left 2,100 Palestinians dead and vast landscapes of destruction behind. The agreement calls for an end to military action by both Israel and Hamas, as well as an easing of the Israeli siege that has strangled Gaza for many years.

Sep 09 14:58

Palestinian prisoner dies in Israel jail

A Palestinian prisoner arrested by Israel in July died Tuesday after what the Israel Prison Authority said was a suicide attempt, a claim denied by the Palestinians.

Sep 09 14:42

Professor Calls His Ouster over Gaza Comments a 'Teaching Moment' for Academic Freedom

A professor of Indigenous studies who has been at the center of controversy over academic freedom at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaigne spoke publicly on Tuesday for the first time since a job offer at the school was rescinded following remarks he made on Twitter regarding Israel's attack on the people of Gaza earlier his summer.

Appearing at a press conference at the University YMCA, Professor Steven Salaita said that his dismissal has far-reaching implications for the principle of academic freedom in what supporters call the era of the 'corporatized university.'

Sep 09 14:13

Israelis, Stop Swimming in Our Shit!

A new report by Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network details the damage that consecutive Israeli military assaults have caused to Gaza’s water system, whereby 95 percent of the water consumed in the Strip for decades has been unfit for human consumption.

Sep 09 13:24

Destroying Gaza’s Water System (Israelis: Stop Swimming in Our Shit!)

Palestinians in Gaza are starting to awake from the shell-shock of Israel’s 51-day Ramadan Massacre which left over 2,131 Palestinians killed (of which over 500 were children), over 10,000 injured (more than half of whom are estimated to be permanently handicapped), and scores of homes and businesses demolished. Reality is bleaker than ever before. Nothing of the underlying reasons why Gaza exploded into a bloodbath has changed. Israeli and Egyptian closures of Gaza’s borders remain in place. However, one product is making its way freely across the border into Israel.

Sep 09 12:20

Jerusalem: Injuries Reported in Funeral Of Teenage Palestinian Killed By Army Fire

Medical sources in occupied Jerusalem have reported that dozens of residents have been injured, on Monday evening, after Israeli soldiers and police officers attacked the funeral procession of a Palestinian teen who died of a serious injury suffered, after being shot by the soldiers, last week.

Sep 09 10:46

A LIFELONG ZIONIST’S DREAM THAT TURNED INTO A NIGHTMARE

The shameful apologies trying to justify the death of Arab children with trite explanations of ‘collateral damage’ and ‘use children as shields and they will die’ fill me with anger. Yes, a Jewish child’s life if precious to me but how dare anyone suggest that another child’s life is less precious, less deserving of a future? What is most frustrating is that those who place lesser values on non-Jews are supposed stalwarts of a community that I can no longer rightfully call mine. Where is the commitment to open dialogue, the respect to hear out opposing ideas, where is the dictum that commands us to listen, to debate, to agonize with each other rather than hurl epithets of disloyalty?

Sep 09 10:28

EU Popular Opposition to Israel Stronger Than Ever

The dispossession of the Palestinian people has been and remains an internationalized endeavor. With the European Union as its largest trading partner and the United States as its largest backer militarily and politically, Israel has no reason to reconsider its denial of Palestinian self-determination.

Albeit both the EU and the United States have been and remain Israel's global patrons, the prospects for change toward Israel appear quite different in the EU than they do in the United States. Compared to the EU, the United States lags behind in terms of the level of knowledge of, and intensity of opposition to, Israel's conduct.

Sep 09 10:03

Mike Malloy Explodes With Caller Defending Israel

Sep 09 09:53

DENIALS FROM THE NILE

The alleged master plan that was reported yesterday regarding an Egyptian proposal to ‘give’ Palestine the Sinai Peninsula was denied today. The plan would have permanently divided and conquered Palestine, making it impossible for the creation of a United Palestinian State.

It’s no wonder that Israeli government ministers welcomed the idea on Monday.

*

Here is what is reported today ….

Sep 09 08:24

Three ways Palestinians can hold Israel accountable for Gaza war crimes

Since the first Israeli bombs destroyed Palestinian homes as part of the military’s recent attack on Gaza, accusations of Israeli war crimes have been aired by numerous human rights groups.

Human Rights Watch, for instance, has documented Palestinian civilians’ testimony of being fired on and killed while fleeing Khuza’a, a village near the line separating Israel from Gaza. The United Nations Human Rights Council has established an inquiry to look into claims of war crimes on both sides.

Sep 09 08:23

Best 'strategy' to combat ISIS -- democracy in Israel and Palestine

Right now Barack Obama is probably bent over a legal pad scratching out ISIL and putting in ISIS then thinking that over and scratching out ISIS and putting in ISIL, as he figures out the U.S. “strategy” to combat the radical terrorist group operating in Syria and Iraq.

Isn’t it interesting that our closest ally in the Middle East– Israel — is yet again of no use to the United States military or political establishment in this confrontation? As it was no use in the Gulf War of ’91. No use in the Iraq invasion of 2003 (except to help foment it in our “homeland”). No use in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, you name it.

Sep 09 08:19

Rally in London to demand permanent lifting of Gaza blockade

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign urged Gaza supporters to call on MPs to take action for Palestinian human rights and to demand an end to the blockade of Gaza.

The group announced hundreds of supporters would gather at the Parliament “to call on MPs to take action for Palestinian human rights and against ethnic cleansing and racism.”

Following the lobby, a mass rally will be held at the House of Commons in London later on Tuesday.

Sep 09 08:08

Cease-Fires in Which Violations Never Cease: What's Next for Israel, Hamas and Gaza?

On August 26th, Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) both accepted a ceasefire agreement after a 50-day Israeli assault on Gaza that left 2,100 Palestinians dead and vast landscapes of destruction behind. The agreement calls for an end to military action by both Israel and Hamas, as well as an easing of the Israeli siege that has strangled Gaza for many years.

Sep 09 07:38

Israeli consul calls for Cardiff Deputy Lord Mayor to resign or be sacked over rally speech

Israel's honorary consul in Wales has called for the resignation or sacking of Cardiff’s Deputy Lord Mayor following the emergence of a videoed speech in which he referred to missiles launched by Hamas against Israel as “toy rockets”.

Cardiff businessman Philip Kaye said comments made by Labour councillor Ali Ahmed during a “No Nato” rally in Newport on August 30 were “deeply offensive” to the Jewish community.

Mr Kaye, who has held the post of Israel’s honorary consul in Wales since 2010 said: “To refer to the rockets launched against Israel as ‘toy rockets’ is appalling. One of them killed a four year-old child.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"If you want to kill children, you should use expensive military equipment from the United States!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Sep 09 07:24

Video: Israeli forces arrest 7-year-old kid in WB

A new video has emerged showing Israeli soldiers violently arresting a seven-year-old Palestinian boy in the occupied West Bank.

The incident took place in the city of al-Khalil (Hebron) on Monday morning after several young children started throwing stones at an Israeli checkpoint.

Palestinian sources said that Israeli troops came out of the checkpoint and threw stun grenades and fired tear gas canisters at the children.

The Israeli forces arrested Yousef Hajajreh, 12, and Oday Rajabi, 7, the latter being on his way to school.

Sep 09 07:22

El-Sisi denies claims he'll give Sinai land to Palestinians

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Monday denied reports from Israeli media that Egypt has promised to offer Palestinians land in the Sinai Peninsula.

Sep 09 06:56

Anti-Zionism in the 21st Century

The essence of the Palestinian struggle is the battle against Zionism. It is a battle against its racism, against its murderous war crimes, against its insatiable territorial hunger, against its disdain for non-Jewish human rights, and against its devoted attempts to destroy Palestinian national identity. As voices of normalization are on the rise, and social media is invaded by paid pro-Zionist bloggers, there is an increased need for anti-Zionists to draw attention to the crimes committed by ‘Israel’, and to speak up against the ongoing media silence and the apologist activities of those misleadingly portraying themselves as ‘peace doves’. Let us first look briefly at the history of the anti-Zionist struggle, and then see where we stand today.

Sep 09 05:18

Yale chaplain quits in wake of letter blaming Israel for rising anti-Semitism

The Rev. Bruce Shipman, an Episcopal chaplain at Yale University, resigned in the wake of his letter to The New York Times that blamed rising anti-Semitism in Europe on Israel.

The Episcopal Church at Yale issued a statement on Sept. 4 announcing that Shipman, “on his own initiative, had resigned as Priest-in-Charge of the Episcopal Church at Yale, effective immediately.”

The statement does not reference the letter to the Times, saying instead, “It is our belief that the dynamics between the Board of Governors and the Priest-in-Charge occasioned the resignation of the Rev. Shipman.”

“The Episcopal Church at Yale, its Board of Governors, the Bishops of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, and the Rev. Bruce Shipman are all committed to a civil dialogue on difficult issues that divide peoples of this world and pledge ourselves to the prayerful and humble work of reconciliation and peace in our hurting and divided world,” the statement concludes.

Sep 09 04:52

Gaza official: Israel navy arrests Gaza fishermen

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli navy arrested four Palestinian fishermen and seized their boat on Tuesday, a Gaza official says, in one of the first instances of friction between the sides since the Gaza war ended last month.

The incident occurred off the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahiya, said Nizar Ayyash of the Gaza Fishermen's Union. He provided no additional details.

Sep 08 20:41

The real issues in the Salaita case: Palestine, neoliberalism, and the corporate university

Salaita is targeted because he would represent the first voice of Palestinian background on this campus who has a record of substantial and articulate advocacy on this issue. He could have set a precedent and by his presence and voice begun to change the atmosphere on a campus that, other than Francis Boyle (International Law), has lacked a bold and persuasive advocate for Palestinian justice among its faculty, and has lacked scholars who forthrightly address Zionist colonialism, ethnic cleansing, and racism in their work. Salaita represents the return of the repressed and a harbinger of genuine openness, and on this basis he has been further and slanderously repressed.

Sep 08 20:28

Three-sentence letter to the ‘NYT’ (about Israel's carnage in Gaza) results in Yale chaplain’s resignation

We’ve covered the backlash against a Yale chaplain for his letter to the New York Times saying that Israel’s “carnage” in Gaza and its footdragging on the peace process were a factor in growing anti-Semitism in Europe. Well, that three-sentence letter to the Times has now produced the resignation of the chaplain, Father Bruce Shipman, from the Episcopal Church at Yale.

It happened three days ago. The statement from the Episcopal Church at Yale refers to “dynamics” between Shipman and his board of governors:

Sep 08 18:56

First Palestine, Then You are Next

The Palestinian struggle, both armed and peaceful, against the illegal Israeli occupation and the global colonial Zionist scheme is a legal and honorable struggle. It is not a struggle just for Palestinians; it is a struggle for all humanity. Since its inception by Jewish terrorist organizations 66 years ago, the Israeli state has been a rogue state that had violated all international laws, all humanitarian laws, and had perpetrated terrorist attacks against its foes as well as against its allies.

Sep 08 17:56

Gaza Orphans

I seriously doubt Israel will miss the one-and-only orphanage next time

Sep 08 16:35

30% of Israelis favor Abandoning Israel

A new poll has found that 30 percent of Israelis favor emigrating from Israel following recent Tel Aviv’s brutal war on the besieged Gaza Strip. According to Israel’s Channel 2, those polled said they can no longer deal with the psychological repercussions of another war.

Sep 08 15:15

War Over but Not Gaza’s Housing Crisis

“When the [Israeli] shelling started, I gathered up my family and headed for what I though was a safe place, like a school, but then that became overcrowded and lacked sanitation, so we ended up in the grounds of the hospital.”

Islam Abu Sheira from Beit Hanoun, a city on the north-eastern edge of the Gaza Strip, was speaking to IPS in front of what has been his family’s makeshift ‘home’ at Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City for the last two months. His eyes misted over as he recalled his devastated home and his efforts to find a safe refuge for his family.

Sep 08 09:14

Peace in the Middle East: A 7-Point Plan for Jon Voight

People are still bringing up your letter to me from four weeks ago where you condemned Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz to "hang their heads in shame" for standing against Israel's recent war on Gaza, and this is why I write this letter even a month later. You've clearly struck a chord in many people with your passionate castigation of these two anti-war actors -- Spanish actors, may I justly add; former colonialists who once occupied then lost an entire continent. Surely, they are jealous of Israel who, unlike them, has lost none of its occupied territories.

Just a joke.

Sep 08 09:14

SISI BACKWARDS IS ISIS

Israeli politicians responded enthusiastically Monday to reports that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was willing to give Palestinians land in Sinai adjacent to Gaza for a state.

It obviously does not matter what the Palestinians want …

Sep 08 09:13

‘THOSE DANCING ISRAELIS’ AT GAZA GROUND ZERO

According to the United Nations, the Palestinian Ministry of Health and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, in its latest assault on the people of Gaza, the occupation forces killed 2170 and injured 10900 human beings (about 80% of them civilians, >519 children killed, 2114 children injured).

Sep 08 07:29

Israel Obstructs Gaza Rehabilitation

Nearly two weeks after conflict ended, agreed on ceasefire terms aren't implemented. Status quo conditions remain. More on this below.

It's unclear what follow-up Cairo talks will achieve. Or if Israel will attend.

On September 2, Netanyahu told a closed cabinet session he won't send a delegation to Cairo for further discussions.

Sep 08 07:18

After Gaza War, One-Third of Israelis Consider Emigrating

Israel’s Channel 2 published a poll which found that in the aftermath of Operation Protective Edge, one-third of Israelis are considering emigration. 56% would not emigrate were they given the opportunity. Unlike in the past, only 36% would think badly of anyone who did emigrate.

Sep 08 06:54

“Civility” is the Israel lobby’s new weapon against free speech on US campuses

As I was driving through Indiana en route to Michigan this weekend, I saw this billboard for a local sheriff’s election campaign. There, above the uniformed police officer with his military-style crew cut, is the slogan “Return to Civility.”

It seemed the perfect metaphor for what “civility” has come to mean on US campuses: the forceful policing, at the behest of Israel lobby groups, of any discourse or activism critical of Israel.

In the wake of Israel’s latest Gaza massacre, the civility police are cracking down hard. Most notoriously, administrators and trustees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have used the excuse of “civility” to fire Steven Salaita for his strong criticisms of, among other things, Israel’s slaughter of hundreds of children in Gaza.

But civility crackdowns are now breaking out across the country. Another alarming case involves a student at Ohio University.

Sep 08 05:52

Israel rejects New Zealand's proposed ambassador

Israeli regime has refused to accept Zealand’s ambassador-designate Jonathan Curr because of his contacts with Palestinians, officials say.

New Zealand officials said on Monday that Tel Aviv had refused to accept their latest appointment to the post. Sources say Curr was scheduled to travel to Israel within the coming days to present his official documents.

Senior Israeli authorities have announced that they would not accept any ambassador who was also a representative to the Palestinian Authority (PA).

Israeli Foreign Ministry sources have said that unless Curr will remove his "dual credentials," he will not be allowed to act as an ambassador to Israel.

Sep 08 04:56

Jewish man who spoke at Gaza rally forced to flee Salford home after he was assaulted and house attacked twice

An Orthodox Jewish man who spoke out against Israel’s bombing of Gaza has fled his home after it was vandalised twice and he was assaulted.

Downstairs windows at the property in Curzon Road, Higher Broughton, Salford, were smashed, eggs thrown at the property and graffiti daubed on the door and window sill.

The victim’s car was sprayed with red paint.

Police say they are treating the attacks as hate crimes.

The man is understood to have moved out of the terraced property after being targeted by a mob of up to 30 people.

The victim had expressed his views in the local community and also on King Street, in Manchester city centre, which has been the scene of protests by pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli groups.

Sep 07 09:15

APARTHEID; IN DEFENSE OF THE INDEFENSIBLE

Israel and its defenders go to great lengths to insist the “Jewish state” is not an apartheid one. Curious, then, that the only arguments they can muster in their favor are precisely those that were used to apologize for South Africa’s decades of indefensible discrimination and violence.

Sep 07 08:21

Israel Steals Gaza’s Offshore Natural Gas: $15 Billion Deal with Jordan

While Gazans suffer from daily power shutdowns, Israel is signing an important deal to sell gas to Jordan, gas which, researchers say, was stolen from Palestinians.

In addition to confiscating Palestine’s energy resources, Israel has destroyed Gaza’s only power station in its latest military offensive.

Sep 07 08:14

Abbas warns he may end unity deal with Hamas

"It is untrue, baseless and unfair to our people," he said, indicating that Hamas representatives would meet "soon" with their counterparts in Abbas' Fatah movement to discuss fleshing out the reconciliation deal which was inked in April.

Note: One has to wonder who's side this guy is on.

Sep 07 07:46

Palestinian media body calls for investigation into Israel's targeting of journalists in Gaza

The Palestinian General Federation of Private Radio and Television Stations said on Thursday that the Israeli army killed seven media reporters during the month of August, bringing the total number of journalists killed during Israel's war on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to 17.

Sep 07 06:11

Palestinian Bedouin homes demolished by Israel

The ethnic cleansing of Palestinians continues, Israeli authorities demolished several Palestinian Bedouin homes in the Naqab (Negev) region on Wednesday.

Sep 06 14:56

Time running out for peace in Middle East

Uri Avnery says time is running out for Israelis to make peace with Arab nationalists, especially with the Palestinian people, before religious fanatics – Muslims and Jews – sweep across the region.

Sep 06 11:47

A NOTE OF THANKS FROM THE PEOPLE IN GAZA

From the ruins of our towns and cities in Gaza, we send our heartfelt appreciation to all those who stood with us and mobilized during the latest Israeli massacre.

Sep 06 09:12

My Stumbling Days Are About Over!

Stumble has turned off my account it would appear. The last 6 weeks have been really difficult getting stuff up.
I put up the Make sure your Congressman see's this before November of the father holding his child with a brainless open skull plus the article about the IDF bombing an orphanage and the dairy that supports it. A couple of minutes after that I can't get into my account or post anymore!
Stumble has been turning off sites and individual webpages left and right and it has really gotten bad since Gaza and Ukraine.
If I can get back up I will but if not I hope I directed some traffic to WRH and all the bloggers who post here and we woke some more people up!
DRIP! DRIP! DRIP!as we slowly wash this mountain of hate,injustice and inequity into the oceans!

Sep 06 08:25

PHOTOS: Israeli forces damage youth centers in Nablus raid

A youth sports club and center for children with disabilities in Nablus sustain serious damage after Israeli forces raid a multi-story building in search of wanted Palestinians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When the IDF searches an Israeli facility, there is never any damage.

Sep 06 08:20

Land grab shows Netanyahu unbowed after Gaza

Israel’s latest settlement drive confirms its leaders have no intention of making a concession on Palestinian statehood to Abbas

Sep 06 07:49

Anti-Semitism

That in our day and age any man, woman or child should be attacked or harassed on account of race, creed, nationality, ideology, social or physical characteristics is completely unacceptable. The world needs to come to grips with the age-old tragedy of Jews being so often discriminated and persecuted.

However, continuously crying “Anti-Semitism!” to stifle all criticism of Israel’s seventy years of genocidal attacks on the Palestinians does not and should not work anymore.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The good news; it doesn't!

Yes, the history of the Jewish people is filled with persecutions and expulsions.


TIMELINE OF JEWISH PERSECUTIONS

Date Place Event
580 B.C. Babylon/Judea "Nebuchadnezzar conquers Judea, burns Temple"
38 B.C. "Alexandria, Egypt" Mob Attacks
3 B.C. Egypt Expulsion
66 C.E. "Alexandria, Egypt" Mob Attacks
70 C.E. Jerusalem Expulsion following revolt
250 C.E. Carthage Expulsion
224 C.E. Italy Forced Conversion
325 C.E. Jerusalem Expulsion renewed by Constantine
351 C.E Persia Book Burning
357 C.E. Italy Property Confiscation
379 C.E. Milan Synagogue Burning
415 C.E. Alexandria Expulsion
418 C.E. Minorca Forced Conversion
468 C.E. Babylon/Judea Expulsion
469 C.E. Ipahan Holocaust
470 C.E. Babylon/Judea Expulsion
489 C.E. Antioch Synagogue Burning
506 C.E. Daphne Synagogue Burning
519 C.E. Ravenna Synagogue Burning
554 C.E. Diocese of Clement (France) Expulsion
561 C.E. Diocese of Uzes (France) Expulsion or Conversion
582 C.E Merovingia Forced Conversion
612 C.E. Visigoth Spain Expulsion
624 C.E. Hejaz Expulsion
628 C.E. Byzantium Forced Conversion
629 C.E. Merovingia Forced Conversion
633 C.E. Toledo Forced Conversion
638 C.E. Toledo Stake Burnings
642 C.E. Visigothic Empire Expulsion
653 C.E. Toledo Expulsion
681 C.E. Spain Forced Conversion
693 C.E. Toledo Jews Enslaved
722 C.E. Byzantium Judaism Outlawed
855 C.E. Italy Expulsion
876 C.E. Sens Expulsion
897 C.E. Narbonne Land Confiscation
945 C.E. Venice Ban on Sea Travel
1009 C.E. Orleans Massacre
1012 C.E. "Rouen, Limoges & Rome" Massacre
1012 C.E. "Mayence, Germany" Expulsion
1021 C.E. Rome Jews Burned Alive
1063 C.E. Spain Massacre
1095 C.E. Lorraine Massacre
1096 C.E. Northern France & Germany 1/3 of Jewish Population Massacred as part of the First Crusade
1096 C.E. Hungary Massacre
1096 C.E. Ralisbon Massacre
1099 C.E. Jerusalem Jews Burned Alive
1100 C.E. Kiev Pogrom
1140 C.E. Germany Massacres
1142-1212 C.E. North Africa Massacres
1146 C.E. Rhine Valley Massacre as part of the Second Crusade
1147 C.E. Wurzburg Massacre
1147 C.E. Belitz (Germany) Jews Burned Alive
1147 C.E. "Carenton, Ramenu & Sully (France)" Massacres
1171 C.E. Blois Stake Burnings
1181 C.E. France Expulsion/Property Confiscation
1181 C.E. England Property Confiscation
1188 C.E. London & York Mob Attacks
1189 C.E. England Mob Attacks against Jews following coronation of Richard the Lionheart/ Property Confiscation.
1190 C.E. Norfolk Jews Burned Alive
1191 C.E. Bray (France) Jews Burned Alive
1195 C.E. France Property Confiscation
1209 C.E. Beziers Massacre
1215 C.E. Rome Jews Forced to Wear Badges
1215 C.E. Toulouse (France) Mass Arrests
1218 C.E. England Jews Forced to Wear Badges
1231 C.E. Rome Inquisition Established
1236 C.E. France Forced Conversion/Massacre
1239 C.E. London Massacre & Property Confiscation
1240 C.E. France Talmud Confiscated
1240 C.E. England Book Burning
1240 C.E. Spain Forced Conversion
1242 C.E. Paris Talmud Burned
1244 C.E. Oxford Mob Attacks
1255 C.E. England Public Hangings
1261 C.E. Canterbury Mob Attacks
1262 C.E. London Mob Attacks
1264 C.E. London Mob Attacks
1267 C.E. Vienna Jews Forced to Wear Horned Hats
1270 C.E. "Weissenberg, Magdeburg, Armstadt, Coblenz, Singzig, and Erfurt" Jews Burned Alive
1278 C.E. Genoa (Spain) Mob Attacks
1283 C.E. Mayence & Bacharach Mob Attacks
1285 C.E. Munich Jews Burned Alive
1290 C.E. England Expulsion
1298 C.E. "Franconia, Bavaria & Austria" "100,000 Jews slaughtered underr command of German knight Rindfleisch"
1306 C.E. France Expulsion by Philip the Fair (Same King who burned the Templars)
1308 C.E. Strasbourg Jews Burned Alive
1320 C.E. Toulouse & Perpigon 120 Communities Massacred & Talmud Burned
1321 C.E. Teruel Public Executions
1328 C.E. Estella "5,000 Jews Slaughtered"
1348 C.E. France & Spain Jews Burned Alive
1348 C.E. Switzerland Expulsion
1349 C.E. "Worms, Strasbourg, Oppenheim, Mayence, Erfurt, Bavaria & Swabia" Jews Burned Alive
1349 C.E. Heilbronn (Germany) Expulsion
1349 C.E. Hungary Expulsion
1349 C.E. Saxony Expulsion
1354 C.E. Castile (Spain) "12,000 Jews Slaughtered"
1360 C.E. Hungary Banned
1368 C.E. Toledo "8,000 Jews Slaughtered"
1370 C.E. Belgium Expulsion
1370 C.E. "Majorca., Penignon & Barcelona" Mob Attack
1377 C.E. Huesca (Spain) Jews Burned Alive
1380 C.E. Paris Mob Attack
1384 C.E. Nordlingen Mass Murder
1388 C.E. Strasbourg Expulsion
1389 C.E. Prague Mass Slaughter & Book Burning
1391 C.E. "Castille, Toledo, Madrid, Seville, Cordova, Cuenca & Barcelona" Forced Conversions & Mass Murder
1394 C.E. Germany Expulsion
1394 C.E. France Expulsion
1399 C.E. Posen (Poland) Jews Burned Alive
1400 C.E. Prague Stake Burnings
1407 C.E. Cracow Mob Attack
1415 C.E. Rome Talmud Confiscated
1420 C.E. Austria Expelled by Albrecht V
1422 C.E. Austria Jews Burned Alive
1422 C.E. Austria Expulsion
1424 C.E. Fribourg & Zurich Expulsion
1426 C.E. Cologne Expulsion
1431 C.E. Southern Germany Jews Burned Alive
1432 C.E. Savory Expulsion
1438 C.E. Mainz Expulsion
1439 C.E. Augsburg Expulsion
1444 C.E. Netherlands Expulsion
1449 C.E. Toledo Public Torture &. Burnings
1453 C.E. Franconia Expulsion
1453 C.E. Breslau Expulsion
1453 C.E. Poland Citzenship revoked
1454 C.E. Wurzburg Expulsion
1456 C.E. Bavaria Expulsion
1463 C.E. Cracow Mob Attack
1473 C.E. Andalusia Mob Attack
1480 C.E. Venice Jews Burned Alive
1481 C.E. Seville Stake Burnings
1484 C.E. "Cuidad Real, Guadalupe, Saragossa & Teruel" Jews Burned Alive
1485 C.E. Vincenza (Italy) Expulsion
1486 C.E. Toledo Jews Burned Alive
1488 C.E. Toledo Stake Burnings
1490 C.E. Toledo Public Executions
1491 C.E. Astorga Public Torture & Execution
1492 C.E. Sicily Expulsion
1492 C.E. Spain Choice between Expulsion or Conversion (When the Rivero family became Catholic)
1495 C.E. Lithuania Expulsion by Grand Duke Alexander
1497 C.E. Portugal Expulsion
1499 C.E. Germany Expulsion
1506 C.E. Lisbon Mob Attack
1510 C.E. Berlin Public Torture & Execution
1510 C.E. Brandenberg Expulsion
1510 C.E. Prussia Expulsion
1514 C.E. Strasbourg Expulsion
1519 C.E. Regensburg Expulsion
1539 C.E. Cracow & Portugal Stake Burnings
1540 C.E. Naples and Sardinia Expulsion
1542 C.E. Bohemia Expulsion
1550 C.E. Genoa and Venice Expulsion
1551 C.E. Bavaria Expulsion
1553 C.E. Rome Talmud burned
1555 C.E. Pesaro Expulsion
1556 C.E. Sokhachev (Poland) Public Torture & Execution
1559 C.E. Austria Expulsion
1561 C.E. Prague Expulsion
1567 C.E. Wurzburg Expulsion
1569 C.E. Italy and Papal States Expulsion
1571 C.E. Brandenburg Expulsion
1582 C.E. Hungary Banned a second time
1582 C.E. Netherlands Expulsion
1593 C.E. Brunswick Expulsion
1593 C.E. "Brandenburg, Austria" Expulsion
1593 C.E. Italy Banned a second time
1597 C.E. "Cremona, Pavia & Lodi" Expulsion
1614 C.E. Frankfort Expulsion
1615 C.E. Worms Expulsion
1619 C.E. Kiev Expulsion
1635 C.E. Vilna Mob Attack
1637 C.E. Cracow Public Torture & Execution
1647 C.E. Lisbon Jews Burned Alive
1648 C.E. Poland 1/3 of Jewry Slaughtered
1649 C.E. Ukraine Expulsion
1649 C.E. Hamburg Expulsion
1652 C.E. Lisbon Stake Burnings
1654 C.E. New Amsterdam Expulled by Peter Stuyvesant (order later retracted)
1654 C.E. Little Russia Expulsion
1656 C.E. Lithuania Expulsion
1660 C.E. Seville Jews Burned Alive
1663 C.E Cracow Public Torture &. Execution
1664 C.E. Lemberg Mob Attack
1669 C.E. Oran (North Africa) Expulsion
1670 C.E. Vienna Expulsion
1671 C.E. Minsk Mob Attacks
1681 C.E. Vilna Mob Attacks
1682 C.E. Marseilles Expulsion
1682 C.E. Cracow Mob Attacks
1687 C.E. Posen Mob Attacks
1712 C.E. Sandomir Expulsion
1727 C.E. Russia Expulsion
1738 C.E. Wurtemburg Expulsion
1740 C.E. Liule Russia Expulsion
1744 C.E Hungary "Banned for the third time by Queen Maria Theresa. ""Henceforth, no Jew, no matter under what name, will be allowed to remain here without my written permission. I know of no other troublesome pest within the state than this race, which impoverishes the people by their fraud, usury and money-lending and commits all deeds which an honorable man despises. Subsequently, they have to be removed and excluded from here as much as possible."""
1744 C.E. Livonia Expulsion
1745 C.E. Moravia Expulsion by order of the King (to halt mob attacks on Jews)
1753 C.E. Kovad (Lithuania) Expulsion
1757 C.E. Kamenetz Talmud Burning
1761 C.E. Bordeaux Expulsion
1768 C.E. Kiev "3,000 Jews Slaughtered"
1772 C.E. Russia Expulsion to the Pale of Settlement
1775 C.E. Warsaw Expulsion
1789 C.E. Alsace Expulsion
1790 C.E. Morocco "Expulsion, villages destroyed"
1801 C.E. Bucharest Mob Attack
1804 C.E. Russian Villages Expulsion
1808 C.E. Russian Countryside Expulsion
1814 C.E. Norway Rescinds ban on Jews
1815 C.E. Lubeck & Bremen Expulsion
1815 C.E. "Franconia, Swabia & Bavaria" Expulsion
1820 C.E. Bremes Expulsion
1843 C.E. Austria & Prussia Expulsion
1850 C.E. New York City "500 People, Led by Police, Attacked &. Wrecked, Jewish Synagogue"
1862 C.E. United States Expelled by Ulysses S. Grant (order later retracted)
1866 C.E Galatz (Romania) Expulsion
1871 C.E. Odena Mob Attack
1882 C.E. Russia "Laws banishing Jews relaxed under Alexander II. Following his assassination by a Jewish plot, expulsion of 1772 restored. "
1887 C.E. Slovakia Mob Attacks
1897 C.E. Kantakuzenka (Russia) Mob Attacks
1898 C.E. Rennes (France) Mob Attack
1899 C.E. Nicholayev Mob Attack
1900 C.E. Konitz (Prussia) Mob Attack
1902 C.E. Poland Widespread Pogroms
1904 C.E. "Manchuria, Kiev & Volhynia" Widespread Pogroms
1905 C.E. Zhitomir (Yolhynia) Mob Attacks
1919 C.E Bavaria Expulsion
1915 C.E. Georgia (U.S.A.) Leo Frank Lynched
1919 C.E. Mongolia Pogrom
1919 C.E. Prague Wide Spread Pogroms
1920 C.E. Munich & Breslau Mob Attacks
1922 C.E. "Boston, MA" "Lawrence Lowell, President of Harvard, calls for Quota Restrictions on Jewish Admission"
1926 C.E. Uzbekistan Pogrom
1928 C.E. Hungary Widespread Anti-Semitic Riots on University Campuses
1929 C.E. Lemberg (Poland) Mob Attacks
1930 C.E. Berlin Mob Attack
1933 C.E. Bucharest Mob Attacks
1933 C.E. Europe Immigrant Jews banned from citizenship.
1935 C.E. Germany "Loss of citizenship, inprisonment in slave labor camps."
1948 C.E. Libya Pogrom
1969 C.E. Iraq Executions

All these different communities shared nothing in common. They were not all Christian. They were not all Nazi. They were not all white. They were not all European. In struggling to find the one common denominator to explain this 2000 year discord one is left with the inevitable conclusion that it it the manner in which the Jewish people treat all those around them, predatory financial practices, unshakeable sense of racial superiority and entitlement justifying a strong cultural arrogance, that inevitably leads to the problems.

If it is important to the Jews to end the hostility of the rest of the world against them, then maybe being less hostile towards others is a good first step

Sep 06 07:35

Israel's Video Justifying Destruction of a Hospital Was From 2009

A video distributed by the Israeli military in July suggesting that Palestinian fighters had fired from the Al Wafa Rehabilitation and Geriatric Hospital in Gaza City was not shot during the recent Israeli attack on Gaza, and both audio and video clips were manipulated to cover up the fact that they were from entirely different incidents, a Truthout investigation has revealed.

The video, released by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on July 23, the same day Israeli airstrikes destroyed Al Wafa, was widely reported by pro-Israeli publications and websites as proving that the hospital was destroyed because Hamas had turned the hospital into a military facility. But the video clip showing apparent firing from an annex to the hospital was actually shot during Israel's 2008-09 "Operation Cast Lead," and the audio clip accompanying it was from an incident unrelated to Al Wafa.

Sep 06 06:20

Israel Demolishes Bedouin Homes in “Unrecognized Villages” – 80,000 Palestinians Denied Electricity and Running Water

Israeli authorities demolished several Palestinian homes in the Naqab (Negev) region on Wednesday.

During the early hours of the morning, Israeli bulldozers razed three buildings in Um Beten and additional structures on the outskirts of Hura, villages located in the northern part of the Naqab region, the Arabs48 website reported later that day.

The southern Naqab region is home to approximately 160,000 Palestinian Bedouins, according to the Association for Civil Rights in Israel’s estimates. As part of the estimated 1.7 million Palestinian citizens of Israel, they face more than fifty discriminatory laws that limit their access to state resources and stifle political expression, the Haifa-based Adalah Legal Center reports.

Sep 06 05:46

Murdoch meets Nigel Farage in private meeting at NewsCorp offices in New York

Nigel Farage met with Rupert Murdoch in his New York offices after filming interviews for some the mogul's news channels, it has been revealed.

The UKIP leader was summoned to Murdoch's NewsCorp Manhattan office after taping a segment for Fox News's Sean Hannity and Neil Cavuto shows.

During an advertisement break, Mr Cavuto turned to Farage and said: 'Sir, the boss wants to see you... the big boss,' it was reported.

Sep 05 12:30

US open to new UN resolution as long as it doesn't 'harm' Israel

US envoy to the United Nations Samantha Power said yesterday that Washington is open to any UNSC resolution but it must "do no harm" to Israel and at the same time "contributes to sustaining the Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is like saying you support keeping the Titanic afloat, but are not allowed to mention that gaping hole in the hull!

Sep 05 11:00

Joan Rivers and Yasser Arafat

Alan Hart recalls an encounter with arch-Zionist Jewish comedienne Joan Rivers who infamously declared that the nearly 2,200 Palestinians murdered by Israel in the Gaza Strip this summer “deserve to be dead”.

Sep 05 09:36

Israel to build 283 homes on West Bank

Publication of tenders for new settlement follows announcement of Israel's biggest land grab in West Bank since 1980s

Sep 05 09:35

Israel used banned weapon on Gaza: Medics, activists

Physicians and human rights activists say evidence shows Israel used internationally banned weapons against civilians during its recent military offensive against the Gaza Strip

According to international experts and physicians present during the most recent Israeli onslaught on Gaza, Tel Aviv once again used Dense Inert Metal Explosive (DIME), which are usually carried by US-made Hellfire rockets, against Gaza’s heavily-populated residential areas.

Sep 05 08:49

Shabak Strikes Again: Another Palestinian Disappeared on Security Charges

An Israeli source informed me earlier today that the Shabak arrested Muhammad Mahajna a few days ago. He is a young Israeli Palestinian (in his 20s) from Umm al-Fahm . A month ago he was arrested and questioned for postings published to his Facebook page during the Gaza war. He was then released. But four days ago, the secret police broke into his home and arrested him again.

No one has explained the nature of the charges against him. Though my source tells me they are “more serious” than those involving the previous Facebook posts. He is being held incommunicado. He has had no access to an attorney and the case is under gag order. No Israeli publication may write about his case.

Sep 05 08:46

NO WAR REPARATIONS FOR GAZA

Germany paid reparations (and continues to pay) to victims of the holocaust ...

Israel pays NOTHING to Gazans that were also victims.

War Reparations are unheard of in the ziodictionary ...

Sep 05 08:45

#OperationAfterCeasefire ~~ THE SUFFERING CONTINUES IN GAZA

The number of displaced Palestinians in Gaza is rising again despite the fact that the 26 August ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinian resistance is holding.

Sep 05 07:29

A jittery Israel gears up for likely war crimes battle after Gaza

TEL AVIV, Israel – A jittery Israeli military is gearing up for what could become its next big battle: dealing with U.N. investigations that could result in war-crimes allegations.

The army has beefed up its legal staff, is conducting internal investigations of its wartime actions and has prepared a detailed PR campaign of satellite photos and video clips — hoping to persuade the world that its war against Hamas was justified.

"We take our business seriously, and as such we operate within the rules and regulations under the laws of war," said Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, a military spokesman.

Israel launched the war on July 8 with a massive aerial bombardment of Gaza in response to weeks of heavy rocket fire. It later sent in ground troops to destroy a network of tunnels used by Hamas militants. Hamas and other militant groups fired thousands of rockets and mortars into Israel.

Sep 05 07:29

Brzezinski: Netanyahu 'making a very serious mistake'

When Hamas in effect accepted the notion of participation in the Palestinian leadership, it in effect acknowledged the determination of that leadership to seek a peaceful solution with Israel. That was a real option. They should have persisted in that.

Instead Netanyahu launched the campaign of defamation against Hamas, seized on the killing of three innocent Israeli kids to immediately charge Hamas with having done it without any evidence, and has used that to stir up public opinion in Israel in order to justify this attack on Gaza, which is so lethal.

I think he is isolating Israel. He's endangering its longer-range future. And I think we ought to make it very clear that this is a course of action which we thoroughly disapprove and which we do not support and which may compel us and the rest of the international community to take some steps of legitimizing Palestinian aspirations perhaps in the U.N.

Sep 05 07:22

Former Republican presidential hopeful plans pro-Israel rally in DC

Mike Huckabee organizes Oct. 5 rally in Washington, D.C. • Tens of thousands of people expected to attend in show of support for Israel • "One thing we hope Americans understand is that the enemies of Israel are the enemies of the United States," he says.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: Huckabee is planning a run in 2016 and is starting the obligatory kissing of Israeli ass early!

Sep 05 07:18

Veolia Caves to BDS, Dumps Share in Israeli Desalination Plant

Veolia, the largest publicly-traded water company in Europe is selling its Israeli businesses after losing contracts over boycott threats. The French-based company is getting rid of its 50% stake in the Ashkeon desalination plant. A company spokesperson, Sandrine Guendoui said, “the Israeli assets are being sold as a full operating business rather than a collection of assets.”

The company had a stake in City Pass for the Jerusalem Light Rail which was transferred to Transdev. BDS protesters objected to Veolia’s involvement with the Jerusalem Light Rail, because it passes through stops in East Jerusalem, considered by Palestinian activists to be occupied territory. Guendoui commented that Veolia “has started to disengage from the transportation business completely and sell its stake in Transdev” as part of a “broader divestment plan initiated and engaged in 2011.”

Sep 05 07:01

Even After The Latest Gaza Horrors, No U.S. Senator Dares Question Israel's War Machine

As a Holocaust survivor I never thought I’d see the day that our government, from the commander-in-chief on down, would kowtow in absolute obedience to the dictates of AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) as though in the presence of an eastern potentate of yore.

More powerful than all corporate lobbyists combined, AIPAC recently had all 100 senators goose-stepping to its edicts – every single one signing off on a resolution affirming Israel’s “right to defend itself,” Orwellian newspeak justifying the merciless battering of a virtually helpless population.

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Sep 05 06:58

‘Provocative political symbol’ — UEFA fines clubs when fans fly Palestinian flags

A body of the Union of European Football Associations has slapped harsh fines on three of its member clubs, Celtic FC, St Johnstone (Saints) and Dundalk FC because some fans flew Palestinian flags during their games.

Sep 04 14:14

Palestinians put Gaza reconstruction cost at $7.8bn

The PA's assessment also found that the Strip's education sector would need around $143 million to get back on its feet.

Sep 04 13:59

Israel says close to cracking Hamas cell behind teens' slaying

Israel has arrested eight Palestinians who had supporting roles in the abduction and killing of three Jewish teenagers in June but the two kidnappers themselves remain at large, Israeli officials said Thursday.

Talk about a shifting narrative! This one would make anyone seasick. First Hamas did it. Then, according to Israeli police, they had nothing to do with it. Now the brave menschen of the IDF, when not busy sniping at Palestinian kids playing, are on the hunt for a Hamas cell that is apparently once again guilty.

Sep 04 13:50

MEPs barred from entering Gaza during trip to Palestine

The group was told their visit was “not directly concerned with humanitarian assistance.”

Sep 04 12:12

Israel’s Lessons From the Gaza Wars

The latest war in Gaza has put an end to the myth of Israeli invincibility. A technologically-superior military force was not able to achieve victory over a resistance movement whose fighters number in the few thousands, and whose equipment barely registers when compared to Israel’s advanced arsenal.

Sep 04 12:05

Joan Rivers, Comedy Legend and TV Host, Dies at 81

Joan Rivers, a pioneering female stand-up comic and the queen of "Can We Talk?" gossip, has died. She was 81.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For some strange reason I am not feeling anywhere near as upset over this as I did with Robin Williams' tragic passing.

In any event the corporate media have something else to plaster all over the screens that is not the economy, not the wars, not the immigration scandal, not the IRS scandal, etc.

Sep 04 11:33

Palestinian officials vow to drag Israel before ICC

The Palestinian Authority (PA) is set to drag Israeli regime before the International Criminal Court (ICC) over its aggression against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Sep 04 10:07

MAKING ABLUTION WITH SOURED MILK

When my late father, who passed away in 2002, didn’t like a particular situation, he would compare it with having to make ablution with soured milk. The figurative analogy was meant to illustrate a nightmarish experience that one always wishes to avoid.The reason I invoked this anecdote is the shockingly stupid behavior of the Palestinian Authority (PA) under both its late leader Yasser Arafat and the current one Mahmoud Abbas.Israeli negotiators are almost satanically smart. They are the Crème de la Crème of Western deception, fascism, racism and nefariousness.

Sep 04 10:07

Israel leaves 100,000 Gazans homeless

A UN reports says more than 100,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are still homeless over a week after the end of Israel’s deadly war on the besieged Palestinian region.

The UN report said on Wednesday that at least 108,000 Palestinians are homeless because Israeli bombardment either totally destroyed their homes or damaged them too severely.

Sep 04 10:07

ISRAELI SOLDIERS HAVE WAY TOO MUCH TIME ON THEIR HANDS …

President Roosevelt was known for his ‘make work projects‘, which helped put many unemployed Americans back to work during the Great Depression.

Today, it seems that a problem has developed in Israel; the Army has way too much time on their hands and ‘make work projects’ have been developed to occupy their time (AND PALESTINE).

Here are just a few of this week’s examples of zionist harassment and terrorism ...

Sep 04 09:22

The occupation will last forever, Netanyahu clarifies

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday put to rest any lingering speculation or hopes that the long-comatose two-state solution might ever be revived.

All of a sudden, the prime minister’s refusal to discuss borders or maps in negotiations with the Palestinians makes sense. After all, why negotiate over a map you have no intention of ever compromising on?

“I think the Israeli people understand now what I always say: that there cannot be a situation, under any agreement, in which we relinquish security control of the territory west of the River Jordan,” Netanyahu said in a televised statement about the current Gaza military operation, the Times of Israel reported.

Yes. You read that right. Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister for the coming years (unless he is unseated by a political opponent who outflanks him from the right) said that there is no way he would ever pull the Israeli army out of the West Bank.

Sep 03 14:18

MEGA PUKE FACTOR 9 BEX ALERT! - New York Times Runs Ad Equating ISIS and Hamas

On Tuesday, The New York Times ran a full-page ad that puts photos of ISIS and Hamas side-by-side. An ISIS militant is standing next to the murdered journalist James Foley. The other photo shows Hamas next to hooded figures they purportedly executed for collaboration. The ad was funded by pro-Zionist rabbi Shmuley Boteach and goes on to say, quote, "If the UN is looking for genocide to investigate, here it is. Not in Israel", and "Ban Ki-moon should focus on real genocides in the Middle East, stop persecuting Israel the region's only democracy, and stop making suckers of the American taxpayer."

Sep 03 14:06

Salaita firing turns into a ‘catastrophe’ for University of Illinois

The Steven Salaita case at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign keeps boiling away on the stove. The university surely hoped that it would die away after Chancellor Phyllis Wise fired the Palestinian-American scholar in early August over angry tweets Salaita had posted about Israel’s massacres in Gaza, just nine months after he had agreed to come to Illinois to teach American Indian studies. But the case isn’t going away, it’s just getting more attention. It is now, as Columbia law professor Katherine Franke says below, an “unfolding catastrophe” for the school.

Emails that Wise exchanged on the case have been published, and though heavily redacted, show that she was more concerned about a donor who is on the board of the Jewish Federation and Hillel, two Zionist organizations, than she was about the views of academic officials who report to her. (That’s neoliberal Zionism in a nutshell).

Sep 03 13:53

Fisk: Israel’s ‘land for lives’ is theft. Pure and simple

So a bit more of Palestine has slidden down the plughole. A thousand more acres of Palestinian land stolen by the Israeli government –for “appropriation” is theft, is it not? – and the world has made the usual excuses. The Americans found it “counter-productive” to peace, which is probably a bit less forceful than its reaction would be if Mexico were to bite off a 1,000-acre chunk of Texas and decided to build homes there for its illegal immigrants in the US.

Sep 03 09:17

UPDATED GUIDELINES FOR THE ACADEMIC BOYCOTT

PACBI urges academics, academic associations/unions, and academic — as well as other — institutions around the world, where possible and as relevant, to boycott and/or work towards the cancellation or annulment of events, activities, agreements, or projects involving Israeli academic institutions or that otherwise promote the normalization of Israel in the global academy, whitewash Israel’s violations of international law and Palestinian rights, or violate the BDS guidelines.

Sep 03 09:17

WHAT THE WAR IN GAZA COST THE US TAXPAYER

They make it sound like it was their own money that was spent on the slaughter ….

“The direct cost of the operation stands at more than $9 billion,” the defense minister said, adding that dealing with terror is “expensive,” and that even if the “defense budget would be tripled it would still not be a waste of money.”

Sep 02 23:45

Israeli warships open fire at fishermen off Gaza coast

Israeli forces opened fire at fishermen off the coast of the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, in apparent violation of the ceasefire agreement reached with Palestinian factions a week ago, fishermen said.

Palestinian fishermen told Ma'an that Israeli warships used machine guns to fire at their boats while they were sailing within the agreed-upon six-nautical-mile limit near Rafah.

Sep 02 17:17

Dr. Rania Masri's Speech at "Crisis in Gaza and West Bank: Context and Action" Forum

This is a must watch video about the rights of Palestinians delivered by a Palestinian speaking with all the eloquence, intelligence, dignity and grace that we would applaud from anyone speaking for our own precious rights and freedoms. Those rights are no less precious for each and every Palestinian struggling against Israel's oppressive and brutal policies designed to negate their very existence.

Sep 02 16:43

‘I want to cut your throat’: Galloway beaten by pro-Israeli fanatic for Gaza views

In his first TV interview after release from hospital, British MP George Galloway told RT he is surprised by the lack of condemnation from other UK politicians of the brutal attack on him. The assault by a pro-Israeli man left Galloway in much pain.

Sep 02 15:30

Inside bombed-out Gaza: One week on from end of 50-day war and the true scale of devastation is revealed

As a bombed-out neighbourhood lies in a mass of broken stone and twisted metal in the background, a young boy sits amid the rubble of what was once his home in Gaza.

These images reveal the startling reality of life in the area following the 50-day war with Israel as the region begins to recover from the fighting.

Sep 02 15:04

GREATER ISRAEL: The Land of Israel’s future borders as given by the Torah…can’t wait for this

Genesis 15:18 reads: “To your descendants I give this land from the River of Egypt to the Great River, the river Euphrates.”

Moses announces to the Jews in Deuteronomy 11:24, that “Every place where you set the soles of your feet shall be yours. Your borders shall run from the wilderness to the Lebanon and from the River, the river Euphrates, to the western sea.”

Sep 02 12:33

Palestine: Israeli Army Demolishes Orphanage Dairy Factory in the West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded on Tuesday, at dawn, the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and initiated the destruction of a dairy factory that belongs to the Islamic Charitable Society for Orphans, in the city.

Eyewitnesses said that dozens of soldiers, accompanied by armored bulldozers, broke into the dairy factory in the ar-Rahma neighborhood, east of Hebron, and declared the area a closed military zone, preventing journalists and residents from entering it.

Sheikh Hatem al-Bakri, head of the administrative board of the Islamic Charitable Society, said the factory provides the needed means for caring for the orphans in the Hebron District.

“What is happening is an attack on the orphans themselves: several months ago, the army confiscated various machines with an estimated monetary value of $2 million,” al-Bakri told the Maan News Agency. “This factory is essential for the services, and charitable aid we provide.”

Sep 02 10:10

Israel Prepares for the Next War

Hopefully Israel will take advantage of the ongoing cease fire with Hamas to hammer out a comprehensive peace plan with the Palestinians. However, if the past is any indication, nothing of the sort will take place.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu just announced that Israel will NOT be sending a delegation to continue negotiations in Egypt, as was agreed to in the cease fire.

Sep 02 09:24

VIDEO ~~ SHE’S A PALESTINIAN …… SO ARE WE ALL!

Sep 02 08:20

Hamas Popularity Surges Over Gaza, Poll Finds

Militant group Hamas would sweep Palestinian elections if they were held today after its support soared during seven weeks of war with Israel in Gaza, an opinion poll published Tuesday found.

Sep 02 07:53

Israel announces construction of biggest settlement in 30 years

Almost 1,000 acres of land near Bethlehem have been seized by Israel to build an estimated 1,000 new homes on Palestinian farmland

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Coupled with Netanyahu now refusing to send a negotiating team to Egypt, which was a condition of the cease fire, tells us that Israel as always will go on grabbing what they want and killing all who resist.

Sep 02 07:08

Report: Netanyahu says will not send delegation to Cairo talks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not plan to send a delegation for negotiations in Cairo as stipulated by the ceasefire agreement that ended seven weeks of fighting in Gaza, Israeli media reported Monday.

Channel 10 said in a TV report that Netanyahu told his cabinet in a closed session that he would not send as agreed a delegation to Egypt for further talks regarding a seaport and airport in Gaza, the release of Palestinian prisoners, the demilitarization of Gaza factions, and the delivery of bodies of Israeli soldiers presumed held by Hamas, among other unresolved issues.

Netanyahu spoke proudly to his cabinet about the Gaza offensive, saying Hamas had not achieved any of its demands, according to the report.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So Israel has already violated the terms of the cease fire, and will no doubt now try to pin the blame on HAMAS.

Sep 02 06:26

Israelis unsure whether they won or lost in Gaza

Despite hailing as a victory the seven weeks of fighting that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and destroyed large swathes of Gaza’s infrastructure, Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, appears to have emerged as the main political casualty of Operation Protective Edge. In late July, Netanyahu’s approval ratings stood at 82 per cent. Last week, as the ceasefire began, his popularity had plummeted to 32 per cent.

Sep 02 05:13

Israel finance minister warns land grab eroding support

Jerusalem (AFP) - Finance Minister Yair Lapid warned Tuesday that Israel was eroding its international support after Washington joined a chorus of criticism of its biggest grab of Palestinian land since the 1980s.

Sep 01 15:23

THINGS MY MOTHER NEVER TOLD ME

America’s politicians always back Israel because America’s government is constituted on the fallacious and unethical concept that money is free speech when it comes to political campaign contributions – fixed by a Supreme Court whose history includes vigorous support of such other glorious principles as slavery.

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