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Aug 28 12:01

Police brutality against blacks a result of Israeli training: Analyst

olice brutality against blacks a result of Israeli training: Analyst

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/08/23/425972/US-Israel-Palestinians-...

1,000 African-American activists announce boycott of Israel

http://presstv.com/Detail/2015/08/22/425916/Black-activists-boycott-Is...

Palestinian liberation is “key matter of our time,” say Black leaders:

https://electronicintifada.net/content/palestinian-liberation-key-matt...

More than 1,000 Black Activists Sign Statement of Support for Palestine:

http://www.colorlines.com/articles/more-1000-black-activists-sign-stat...

Aug 28 10:27

IN PHOTOS ~~ ONE YEAR ON // REMEMBERING THE DEAD IN GAZA

August 26th 2015, one year after the brutal Israeli massacre in Gaza, Jewish Voice For Peace organized a memorial march through New York City from West 77th St. to Columbus Circle. 200+ people participated in the memorial. As the they marched with signs and banners they boldly called out “Free Gaza”, “End the occupation” and “Not another nickel, not another dime, no more money for Israel’s crimes”. The group entered Columbus Circle in silence to honor the thousands murdered and injured in the attack which included children.

Aug 28 10:04

Palestinian lives are more important than reelection of US lawmakers: Analyst

Members of the US Congress should support the Palestinian people and take a stand against Israel and must realize that the lives of millions of people are more important than their reelection, an American author and human rights says.

Aug 27 10:49

ARAB SUPPORT IS KEY TO PALESTINE’S LIBERATION

We Palestinians don’t expect miracles from the Arabs. We don’t expect them to liberate Palestine from the River to the Sea. We don’t even expect them to liberate al-Quds Ash-sharif and al-Masjidul Aqsa from the clutches of Zionism.

However, there are certain tasks the Arabs could easily do to enable our people to survive and be steadfast as we have done since the Nakba 67 years ago.

Rich Arab states, such as the Gulf States and Saudi Arabia, can and should allow more Palestinians to seek employment opportunities in their respective countries. The Palestinians are skilled, educated and can be trusted to perform their duties without endangering the internal security of these states.

Aug 27 09:48

Israeli jets attack central Gaza Strip

Israeli fighter jets have conducted airstrikes against an area in the besieged Gaza Strip following a claim by the Israeli military that a rocket was fired from the Palestinian enclave toward Israel.

Aug 27 08:46

Israeli Minister Pressing Settlers to Build Yeshiva Without Permit

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel is pressuring the settlement of Ma’aleh Efraim to quickly begin construction on a branch of the pre-army religious academy Bnei David, even though it has no legal permit.

Ariel, of the religious Zionist Habayit Hayehudi party, is also the minister responsible for the World Zionist Organization’s settlement department, a major source of funding for the settlements.

Aug 27 08:45

IDF Strikes in Gaza After Rocket Explodes in Israeli Territory

Hamas weapons factory targeted by Israel Air Force; rocket launched from Gaza explodes in open area, causing no damage.

Aug 27 00:55

Israeli jets attack central Gaza Strip

Israeli fighter jets have conducted airstrikes against an area in the besieged Gaza Strip following a claim by the Israeli military that a rocket was fired from the Palestinian enclave toward Israel.

Aug 26 13:54

Israel's War on Gazan Children

A new Defense for Children International-Palestine (DCI-P) report is damning, providing more evidence of shocking Israeli war crimes - titled “Operative Protective Edge: A War Waged on Gaza’s Children.”

Aug 26 12:27

Palestinian artist expelled from Banksy’s Dismaland after anti-Israel protest

Palestinian artist has been ejected from Banksy’s Dismaland theme park after he protested against the presence of Israeli artists.

Shadi Alzaqzouq was escorted out of the new “bemusement park” for placing a bed sheet over his work with the words “R.I.P. Gaza: Boycott Israel” written in coal and lying down “like a corpse” in front of his exhibition.

Aug 26 09:40

#OperationSaveTheCatsOfGaza

Yesterday I posted about the wonderful lives dogs enjoy in Israel as compared to the lives of Palestinians …

Today there is a report of how 2 kittens were rescued from the war zone in Gaza last summer amidst the carnage of over 550 murdered innocent children.

Aug 26 09:39

DEMOLISHING THE OCCUPATION

Israeli authorities have carried out around 370 demolitions of Palestinian property in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank since the start of 2015, displacing an estimated 432 residents, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Aug 26 06:55

US lawmaker wants Israel military aid halted over Palestinian deaths

“It is time for a strong and unequivocal statement of US commitment to the human rights of Palestinian children living under Israeli occupation,” McCollum wrote in the August 18 letter, which was released to the public on Monday.

McCollum urged State Department officials to determine whether the killing of the teens was in violation of the Leahy Act, a US human rights law that prohibits the State and Defense departments from providing military assistance to foreign military units that violate human rights with impunity.

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Good for McCollum (who I presume understands she is about to retire from Congress), but the US Government already ignores the Symington Amendment to the Foreign Appropriations Act and the Glenn Act, so I would not hold my breath that they will give a bagel's hole about the Leahy Act!

Aug 25 15:35

US lawmaker asks military aid to ‘Israel’ be halted

In a letter to the State Department officials last week, Minnesota Representative Betty McCollum said the deaths of Nadeem Siam Nawara and Mohamed Mahmoud Odeh in May 2014 demonstrated the “brutal system of occupation that devalues and dehumanises Palestinian children.”

“It is time for a strong and unequivocal statement of US commitment to the human rights of Palestinian children living under Israeli occupation,” McCollum wrote in the August 18 letter, which was released to the public on Monday. - See more at: http://www.daysofpalestine.com/news/us-lawmaker-asks-military-aid-isra...

Aug 25 13:24

Israel unleashes its diplomatic thug on the UN

Jonathan Cook argues that Binyamin Netanyahu’s appointment of Danny Danon as ambassador to the UN is indicative of Israel's disdain for the international community and shows it has no place for negotiations or compromise.

Aug 25 12:06

Lawsuit: US taxpayer dollars fund 'Jewish terror' against Palestinians

A rights organization has filed a complaint in the United States against an Israeli group for using US taxpayer money to sponsor “Jewish terrorism” against Palestinians.

Aug 25 09:39

Gaza hospitals face imminent shutdown

Several main Gaza hospitals face the prospect of an immediate shutdown due to an energy crisis that has lasted for months, the Gaza Health Ministry said Monday.

“Shifa Hospital, Kamal Adwan hospital, the European Gaza Hospital, and Rantisi Hospital could stop offering services because they are about to run out of fuel,” said Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesperson for the ministry. “The current situation is the worst since the Ministry of Health was created in the Gaza Strip,” he added.

The Gaza Strip receives energy from Egypt and Israel, in addition to one local power plant, but due to power shortages, hospitals are forced to rely on private generators. Recent months have seen a crisis which is now coming to a head, the Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported.

In addition to the energy crisis, the hospitals face many other challenges, including damages incurred during last summer’s war, medicine shortages and staff strikes.

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Where in the name of heaven is someone to speak for that child, writhing in pain in this picture?!?

One has to wonder if one part of the Israel Government's "final solution" toward Gazan Palestinians is to have inflicted as much physical and emotional pain while they are in hospital, particularly to children and toddlers, by not having proper medications and dressings, and claim it is "someone else's fault."

Doctors Without Borders, where the hell are you?!?

There should be a campaign of embarrassment and shame, directed at both the Israeli and Palestinian leadership, to get this sorted, and I mean, IMMEDIATELY.

No child in the world should be suffering like this, when proper resources are so close.

Aug 25 07:55

Bond Set for Palestinian Authority in Terror-Victim Lawsuit

The amount was a much more lenient bond than the $20 million a month requested by the terrorism victims suing the Palestinian Authority and Palestine Liberation Organization. Kent Yalowitz, an Arnold & Porter LLP partner representing the victims, said he was “disappointed” by the amount, calling it a “rounding error” for the Authority.
Note: This is most disgusting and disgraceful to the extreme.

Aug 24 14:44

OPRAH JUMPS ON THE ANTI BDS BANDWAGON

After a BDS attempt to ban Jewish-American reggae singer Matisyahu from the Rototom Sunsplash festival, it has become known that media mogul Oprah Winfrey also turned away a BDS request earlier this month.
Executives at the Oprah Winfrey magazine refused to receive activists who wanted her to reject Israeli diamonds.

Aug 24 14:44

IT IS NOT ANTI-SEMITIC TO BOYCOTT MATESYAHU

In recent days, anti-Palestinian organizations have been crowing over the disinvitation of Matthew Paul Miller, an American Jewish singer who uses the stage name Matisyahu, from the Rototom Sunsplash music festival in Valencia, Spain.

Amid cries of anti-Semitism from the Anti-Defamation League and the World Jewish Congress and condemnation by the government of Spain, the incident has become the latest stick with which to beat the Palestinian-led movement of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS).

“The festival organizers contacted me because they were getting pressure from the BDS movement,” Millerwrote on his Facebook page on 17 August. “They wanted me to write a letter, or make a video, stating my positions on Zionism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to pacify the BDS people.”

“My music speaks for itself, and I do not insert politics into my music,” he claimed.

Aug 23 08:36

BDS MUST ADMIT ITS MISTAKES

For the past ten years the International BDS Movement has been the most vocal and respected Movement against the occupation of Palestine.

It has grown rapidly, especially in the Jewish sectors on US campuses. Its fight for Justice has caused alarm in zionist circles and has been the target of anti-Semitic charges by Israel itself, all of which are unjustifed and untrue.

Attempts by the Israeli government to blackmail the BDS leadership have failed and will continue to do so. Instead, victory after victory have been celebrated throughout the world as BDS wins battle after battle.

Last week the organisors of a Reggae Festival in Valencia cancelled an invitation to a Jewish American because of his refusal to publicly support the creation of a Palestinian State. The decision was made after the Valencia BDS Movement put pressure on the group. It was a decision that was applauded worldwide including on this Blog itself.

Aug 22 15:12

Palestine: a global rethink

Ruth Tenne spells out what the Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah, as well as the worldwide Palestine solidarity movements, must do in order to achieve a secure, viable and contiguous Palestinian state.

Aug 21 12:36

Binyamin Netanyahu, the magician's apprentice

Uri Avnery examines Binyamin Netanyahu’s blunders – his fumbling with Iran’s non-existent nuclear bomb, his attempts to play off Hamas against the Palestinian mainstream – and concludes that the man is a fool.

Aug 21 08:36

ISRAEL BLAMES 3 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES FOR IMPOTENT ROCKET STRIKE IN OCCUPIED PALESTINE - JOINS ISIS IN BOMBING BELEAGUERED SYRIA ANYWAY

The incidents follows a visit earlier this week to Israel’s northern border by the Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and defence minister Moshe Ya’alon and anonymous briefings to Israeli military correspondents that appeared to suggest Israel might be preparing a contingency plan to strike back in Syria in the event of an escalation.?
Northern Israel has been hit by four rockets fired from Syrian territory, amid contradictory claims from Israeli defence spokesmen over who was responsible.

Aug 21 08:23

In Israel, Huckabee goes against longstanding U.S. policy

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Wednesday rejected the notion that the West Bank is occupied territory insisting instead that the largely Palestinian-populated territory is part of Israel.

Huckabee's statements -- during a trip to Israel -- fly in the face of international law and longstanding U.S. policy, which consider the West Bank as occupied territory and the construction of additional settlements in that territory illegal.

"I don't see it as occupied," Huckabee said Wednesday during a press conference in Jerusalem. "That makes it appear as if someone is illegally taking land. I don't see it that way."

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"I know who I work for!" -- Fuckabee

Aug 21 07:04

Why has there been almost no reconstruction in Gaza?

A major reason for the fact that reconstruction is only just beginning is that between last August’s ceasefire and the end of July this year, Israel has allowed into Gaza just 6.5 percent of the construction supplies needed to repair years of destruction and accumulated housing needs.

Aug 20 14:05

IN PHOTOS ~~ DEMO AT UN IN SUPPORT OF PALESTINIAN HUNGER STRIKER

Hunger striker Allan re-enters coma, in critical condition

Aug 20 10:24

African-American rights activists endorse boycott of Israel

Young African-Americans facing heavily armed police in the streets of Baltimore and Ferguson over the past year have compared their situation to that of Palestinians under Israeli fire, telling reporters that their conditions were “like Gaza.” On Tuesday, black racial-justice activists took the comparison a step further, issuing a statement linking their cause with that of Palestinians, and putting their weight behind the growing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And here is where having Israeli companies train the American police to treat Americans the way the IDF treats the Palestinians backfires!

Aug 20 09:56

Morocco condemns Israel’s Judaisation of Jerusalem

The Moroccan government has condemned what it describes as Israel’s attempts to Judaise Jerusalem and encourage illegal Jewish settlements across the occupied territories.

Speaking to reporters after Wednesday’s cabinet meeting in Rabat, government spokesman and Minister of Communications Mustapha Al-Khalfi said that Morocco regards such attempts as the “fragmentation” of Arab and Islamic identity in the city.

“Work is underway within the Arab League,” he explained, “and in coordination with the Islamic countries to crystallise positions to stand up to these exercises and put in place a process that ensures support for the steadfastness of the Palestinian people and enables them to regain their legitimate rights.”

Aug 20 07:43

Rand Paul Introduces Bill to “Defend Israel by Defunding Palestinian Foreign Aid”

Senator Rand Paul introduced the “Defend Israel by Defunding Palestinian Foreign Aid Act of 2015” on Wednesday, which would halt U.S. aid to Palestinians, until they withdraw their request to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), in order to pursue war crimes charges against Israel.

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"Don't you understand? You are NOT allowed to take Israel to court, no matter what they do! Israel is above the law! Israel told me so. They write it on the back of that last campaign check and I believe them." -- Bland Paul

Aug 19 20:40

Palestinian hunger striker prevails over Israel

RAMALLAH/OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Palestinian detainee Mohammad Allan ended his 65-day hunger strike against his detention without trial Wednesday after the Israeli Supreme Court suspended his arrest warrant, his lawyer said.

Aug 19 12:39

Israel preparing itself to face ICC

Israel is facing fresh challenges in the wake of Palestinians' complaints filed against it at the International Criminal Court. Now the Israeli army has appointed a new Military Advocate General to deal with what it calls external and internal challenges. It is said that Sharon Afek has been asked to prepare for fighting a possible ICC verdict against Tel Aviv over its violation of Palestinians' human rights. Mona Kandil reports from Ramallah.

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Aug 19 11:30

'Desperate situation': UN confirms typhoid at Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus

Typhoid has broken out at a Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital, with at least 6 cases confirmed, according to the UN. The body is concerned that these cases are just “the tip of the iceberg," warning of "massive" risks of other diseases.

The cases confirmed by the UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) come from blockaded Yarmouk refugee camp in the south of Damascus, which houses displaced Palestinian refugees and Syrian civilians. Over 200 medical consultations have been carried out.

"Our concern is that these typhoid cases only represent the tip of the iceberg, because the erosion of health services and appalling public health standards create a massive, massive risk of diseases breaking out," UNWRA spokesman Chris Gunness told Reuters, adding that the “situation is desperate.”

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Biological warfare attack?

Aug 19 09:31

The Labour Party Turns on the Israel Lobby

It would be fair to say the massacre of around 100 Palestinian villagers by Jewish Stern Gang and Irgun terrorists in the village of Deir Yassin nearly 70 years ago is not well remembered today.
Like many of the horrific events surrounding the creation of the state of Israel, the massacre on April 9, 1948 has been quietly dropped down the memory hole. It was a horrific tale of British betrayal and Jewish ruthlessness, and is still too embarrassing for both Jewish elites and the British government.

Aug 19 08:45

FOUR MEN AND A NEGRO LIGHTLY WOUNDED YESTERDAY

The above is an actual headline from yesteryear …

Below are actual headlines from today’s Israeli press …

Aug 19 08:44

ZIONIST DOLPHIN ARRESTED FOR SPYING FOR ISRAEL

Sources in Gaza say the dolphin in question was wearing cameras and other equipment, and was captured by Hamas’s “military wing,” the Ezzedine al-Qassan Brigades, according to IDF Radio.

Dolphins are believed to be highly intelligent – but this would be the first time a dolphin has been accused of acting as a secret agent.

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No, it isn't. The US Navy has been experimenting with Dolphins as spies/weapons/guards for decades.

Aug 19 01:22

Gazans March for Dignity as UN Funds Dwindle and Schools Shutter

Alongside Palestinian children and their family members on Monday, several hundred employees of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in the Gaza Strip rallied against announced cuts to the agency's budget and services, especially regarding education, which have resulted in the delay of the school term for many students.

Aug 18 14:58

Full Alex Jones Show – Alex Debates David Duke on Jewish/Zionist Power!

Breakthrough interview, highly entertaining to watch Alex Jones squirm when David Duke talks about Zionists controlling banks, media, and government and killing innocent Palestinians.

Aug 18 08:07

British petition calls for Netanyahu to be arrested for war crimes

The petition, filed on the U.K. parliament petition website, was apparently inspired by an upcoming visit to London by Netanyahu for meetings with the government.

Thousands of U.K. residents have signed a petitiondemanding the arrest of Israeli Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu for his war crimes against Gaza during last summer’s brutal offensive.

Given the large scale of support and attention, the U.K. government may be forced to publicly respond in the near future.

Aug 17 15:21

It's Time to Admit It. Israeli Policy Is What It Is: Apartheid

I used to be one of those people who took issue with the label of apartheid as applied to Israel. I was one of those people who could be counted on to argue that, while the country's settlement and occupation policies were anti-democratic and brutal and slow-dose suicidal, the word apartheid did not apply.

Aug 16 10:39

Jewish Terrorists and Administrative Detention

Administrative detention for Jews = protective custody
Administrative detention for non-Jews = indefinite detention including torture

Aug 16 10:06

NO PALESTINE? ~~ NO SHOW!

The rapper Matisyahu was taken off the schedule of a Spanish Reggae festival due to his refusal to publicly support creation of a Palestinian state, Spanish media reports.

Aug 15 13:54

Could Jeremy Corbyn save Britain from the wrecking crew?

Stuart Littlewood shows why every utterance of yesteryear’s losers – Tony Blair, Yvette Cooper, Liz Kendall, Andy Burnham and Alastair Campbell – will ensure Jeremy Corbyn heads for a landslide in the Labour Party leadership elections.

Aug 15 09:18

Fatah: Israel attempts to turn PA into expanded municipality

Member of Fatah executive committee Mohamed Ishtea said on Friday that Israel does not want a Palestinian state based upon the 1967 borders because it recognises that this would contribute to its end, Qudsnet reported.

During the inauguration of a conference about Palestinian refugees in the refugee camp of Ayda in the West Bank, he said that Israel wants the Palestinians to remain living in small scattered cantons.

Ishtea stressed that the Oslo Agreement happened during a very difficult political situation for the Arab countries, noting that there was a number of positive points in the agreement such as the return of 150,000 Palestinian refugees and the establishment of the state.

Meanwhile, he said that there are many negative points in the agreement, which have to be corrected by spreading national awareness and rebuilding the PLO, thus enabling it to carry out its role as a home for all the Palestinians.

Aug 14 18:15

Why did Israel burn a Palestinian toddler to Death?

Early in the morning of July 31, Israeli settlers hurled a Molotov cocktail into a window of Dawabsheh’s home in the Duma village in occupied West Bank. His 18-month-old son, Ali was burned to death in the arson attack, while his four-year-old son Ahmad, and his wife, Riham were seriously injured and remain in critical condition.

Aug 14 15:42

Israel, Congress and the Iran Nuclear Agreement

snip: ‘The Iran deal threatens the very existence of Israel.’ Ho-hum. We keep hearing this, anytime anyone dares do or say anything in opposition to Israel. When someone suggests that perhaps United States aid to Israel, greater than that given to all other countries combined, could fantinapossibly go to better use serving the taxpayers whose pockets it is being extracted from, Israel interprets such ideas as anti-Semitic, clear evidence that another Holocaust is around the corner, and needing the support of the U.S. Congress to quash such destructive thoughts. If one mentions the suffering of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, suffering caused by the illegal Israeli blockade, Israeli spokespeople accuse the speaker of denying Israel its right to defend itself. Yet when Israeli government officials call Palestinians ‘beasts’, and advocate their complete annihilation, well, what does that really matter?

Aug 14 14:16

Infant Mortality Soars in Gaza after Eight Years of Israeli Siege

snip: The rise of the infant mortality rate is “the effect of a decade of blockade, including the infamous calorie count, restrictions on movement, poverty, dependence on food aid, power crises, the sewage flooding the streets, and the wars bringing down homes and bringing instead unstable and unhealthy shelters,” Dabour told The Electronic Intifada.

Aug 14 11:41

Jewish terrorists and the dilemma of administrative detention

Uri Avnery explains the dilemma of whether administrative detention, which Israel has used extensively and until recently exclusively against Arabs – should be supported, even if it saves the lives of Arabs and Jews.

Aug 14 10:26

Israeli company cuts off water supplies to Palestinians in West Bank

An Israeli water company has cut off water supplies to Palestinians in some areas in the occupied West Bank.

Mekorot, the Israeli firm, on Wednesday cut crucial water supplies to some areas in the northern West Bank, the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) said.

Palestinian authorities also said that water supplies north of the northern city of Nablus were mostly impacted after the move by Mekorot.

The Palestinian Authority, which runs the West Bank, said it is working to reconnect the empty water pipes with another source of water. The PWA has contacted Mekorot, but is yet to receive a response.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And right there is an illustration of why you should never allow yourself to be forced into dependence on a large corporation, because large corporations get nasty!

Aug 14 09:54

Jimmy Carter: Two-state solution is dead, Israel to blame

Former US president Jimmy Carter said that the two-state solution has “zero chance” of being realized today, and blamed this on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a wide-ranging interview with Prospect Magazine Thursday.

Aug 14 08:42

Why did Israel burn a Palestinian toddler to Death?

News coming out of the occupied Palestine on 8 August 2015 said that Saad Dawabsheh, the father of a Palestinian toddler Ali who was killed in a firebombing of his home a week ago, has died from wounds he sustained in the incident.

Aug 14 06:29

Brushing Your Teeth with White Phosphorus?

The truth they don’t want you to see, while Little Hamza slept, Israel bombed Gaza with White Phosphorus. But it’s okay, Israel was only defending itself.

Aug 14 05:25

Jimmy Carter Has Cancer

“In ‘A Full Life,’ Jimmy Carter at 90 remains a wise truth teller”.

His announcement was candid and truthful.

The cancer first identified in his liver, has “spread to other parts of his body”. He expects to hang around for a while; his travel schedule is only cut back, not canceled. How long will a “while” last? We will just have to wait and see.

The pending freedom of both Israelis and Palestinians from the bondage of conflict, owes a great deal to this man.

Aug 13 22:31

Why was a Palestinian Toddler Burned to Death?

News coming out of the occupied Palestine on 8 August 2015 said that Saad Dawabsheh, the father of a Palestinian toddler Ali who was killed in a firebombing of his home a week ago, has died from wounds he sustained in the incident.

Early in the morning of July 31, Israeli settlers hurled a Molotov cocktail into a window of Dawabsheh’s home in the Duma village in occupied West Bank. His 18-month-old son, Ali was burned to death in the arson attack, while his four-year-old son Ahmad, and his wife, Riham were seriously injured and remain in critical condition.

The arsonists left inscriptions on the wall of the house, saying: “Long live the Messiah” and “Revenge”. Israeli settlers attacking Palestinian homes, churches and mosques characteristically use this “price tag” tactic.

Aug 13 11:19

HOW RE/MAX PROFITS FROM SELLING PALESTINE’S STOLEN LANDS

Agents working for the US-headquartered real estate giant RE/MAX are promoting themselves as specialists in property built in Israel’s settlements on occupied Palestinian land.

The Colorado-based corporation which says it operates in nearly 100 countries was identified as responsible by a 2013 United Nations’ probe for how its Israeli franchises sell houses and apartments in the occupied West Bank.

Despite that criticism, many RE/MAX representatives are continuing to handle such property.

Aug 13 10:27

The Growing Danger of Israeli Teens Waging Jewish Jihad

Raphael Morris, a 20-year-old religious settler from the outpost of Ahiya, has for years engaged in a “holy war,” he tells The Daily Beast. He’s battling to rid Israel of its non-Jewish elements and expand the settlement enterprise in Judea and Samaria—the biblical term for the land on the West Bank of the Jordan River that once belonged to the ancient kingdom of Israel.

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Aug 12 22:02

Palestinian Disunity: Effect of Israeli Divide and Rule

Binyamin Netanyahu is not known as a classical scholar, but even so he has adopted the Roman maxim Divide et Impera, divide and rule.

The main (and perhaps only) goal of his policy is to extend the rule of Israel, as the "Nation-State of the Jewish People", over all of Eretz Israel, the historical land of Palestine. This means ruling all of the West Bank and covering it with Jewish

Aug 12 14:07

Israel's impending final solution for the Palestinians

Alan Hart assesses the chances of Israel’s final solution of the Palestinian “problem” being implemented, i.e. ethnically cleansing them from the holy land and blackmailing the world with its nuclear weapons.

Aug 12 07:25

52 Presidents, US-Iran Nuclear Agreement, and the Centerpiece of US Foreign Policy Struggle

Israeli power over the making and implementing of US Middle East policy has led to the US invasions of Iraq, Syria and Libya; the current economic boycott and blockade of Iran; the breakup of Sudan; and the bombing of Somalia.

Aug 11 23:49

Repression in Jordan to Protect Israel - The Trial and Sentencing of Amer Jubran

On July 29, 2015, the trial of Palestinian activist Amer Jubran in Jordan reached its predictable conclusion: 10 years with hard labor for phony “terrorism” offenses, based at least in part on laws manufactured after his arrest.

In August of 2014, he was finally given a list of charges against him. These included the charge of threatening to “harm relations with a foreign government,” part of a new set of “anti-terrorism” laws enacted in Jordan in June of 2014 (a month after Amer’s arrest in May).

Aug 11 15:46

A Far Flung Fight for Justice in Palestine - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

There is a sense that the Zionist representatives of a people who suffered horribly during World War II have betrayed the moral lessons of that experience by adopting the practice of colonial conquest. At the same time the Zionists impose on the West a skewed picture of the Middle East.

Aug 11 08:49

Former Head of Shin Bet Says De Facto Jewish Terrorist State Being Formed On The West Bank

Yuval Diskin, the former head of Israel’s Internal Security Service (known as the Shabak or the Shin Bet) said the government of Israel does not want to deal with Jewish terrorism and that a de facto Jewish terrorist state is being formed in the West Bank. And he blames not only government apathy – he also blames Zionist Orthodox rabbis who lobby for easy treatment of the few young settler terrorists Israel catches.

Aug 11 08:45

Palestinian Arson Victims Not Eligible Under Israeli Compensation Law

Though there’s no dispute in Israel that the July 31 arson attack on the Dawabsheh family in Duma was a terror attack, the family won’t be entitled to the government compensation granted Israeli victims of terror.

Aug 10 18:42

Phony Israeli Crackdown on Violent Settler Zealots

snip: Israeli journalist Nahum Barnea took issue with his comments saying:

“This criminal behavior must be rooted out, and everyone knows where the roots are: in the incitement of the settler rabbis, in the Israeli governments that over and over again approved the settlers’ illegal acts, in the leniency of the judges and in the powerlessness of the Shin Bet, the army and the police.”

Israeli law enforcement agencies have plenty of power. They don’t use it against violent settlers. They target innocent Palestinians repressively - for political and racist reasons, not for criminality.

Ultranationalist infrastructure minister Uzi Landau supports extremist settlers. He calls Palestinians critical of their radicalism “anti-Semites…seek(ing) to undermine our right to exist here.” He claims violent elements are few in number - ignoring near daily incidents.

Aug 10 10:48

Israel frees suspects in Palestinian toddler's death

Israel has released all suspects held in connection with the firebombing of a Palestinian home that killed an 18-month-old baby and his father.

An Israeli official said on Monday that all the suspects arrested on Sunday were freed, but did not provide further details, including their number.

A Palestinian toddler was burnt to death in an arson attack by Israeli settlers against his house in the village of Duma in the West Bank on July 31.

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If a Palestinian throws a rock at an Israeli, they go to jail for twenty years (if they are not shot dead on the spot).

Aug 10 09:22

ZIOTERROR TAKES TO THE INTERNET

A mixed Jewish-Arab school in Jerusalem filed a complaint with police on Sunday about a threatening comment posted on a Google-owned navigation app, as Israel experiences a rise in hate crimes by far-right Israelis.

Aug 10 08:18

Israeli settlers set fire to Palestinian farmlands

Member of the council of Burin Village Waleed Obaid said that a number of settlers snuck into the eastern areas of the village and set fire to over than 10,000 square metres of pasture lands.

The settlers, who came from a nearby illegal settlement, withdrew safely under the protection of the Israeli occupation's troops, he explained.

Palestinian firefighters arrived on the scene to deal with the blaze however they were had gas canisters and plastic bullets shot at them by the Israeli troops.

Aug 10 06:16

Hijacking the Rhetoric

Holocaust could be countered, neutralized and nullified with 100 million African slave victims of Jewish slave traders, 60 million Christian Russian victims of Jewish Communism, 8 million Holodomor, 1.5 million Armenian genocide, 15 million burnt German victims, and the still on-going Palestinian and Middle Eastern genocide.

Aug 10 00:07

Israel Makes Arrests Following Arson Attack in West Bank

Among those taken into custody were two well-known "ultranationalists," Meir Ettinger and Eviatar Slonim, who were arrested last week but on Sunday placed in "administrative detention," which allows suspects to be held without trial for up to six months. The controversial practice is often used against Palestinian detainees, but rarely against Israelis.

Aug 09 18:24

Israeli settlers set ablaze Palestinian land in West Bank

Israeli settlers have conducted yet another arson attack against Palestinian property by setting ablaze hundreds of acres of open land in the occupied West Bank, officials say.

Local sources and senior Palestinian officials confirmed on Sunday that the arson attack was carried out near the village of Burin, located south of Nablus.

There has been no word on possible casualties.

Aug 09 13:02

A far flung fight for justice in Palestine

Lawrence Davidson explains, using the example of Australia, how the scattering of Palestinian refugees throughout the Western world has challenged the image Israel presents of itself as a modern, civilised nation, exposing Zionism’s barbarity.

Aug 08 15:07

The Liberation of US Foreign Policy

Once we defeat the Israeli-directed attempt to derail the Iran deal in Congress we can safely go out into the streets declaiming: Free at last! Free at last! Thank God almighty, we’re free at last!

The Iran deal is a turning point in US foreign policy, and its approval by Congress will represent a sea change in American politics: it will mark nothing less than a day of liberation which future generations might dub “VI Day” – victory over Israel day.

The signing of the Iran deal, and its probable approval by Congress – it doesn’t look like the War Party has the votes to overturn it – heralds the victory of the countercoup, i.e. the overthrow of the Lobby’s stranglehold and the eventual restoration of a pro-American foreign policy. This was evident in practically every line of President Obama’s recent speech at American University, and the text deserves closer examination than it has so far gotten.

Aug 08 11:14

Israel Murders Father of Immolated Palestinian Baby

snip: Saad’s wife Riham and four-year-old son Ahmad remain in critical condition - suffering from third-degree burns covering most of their bodies. They’re clinging to life precariously.

Longstanding Israeli high crimes against defenseless Palestinians continue unaccountably. Settlers are protected by Israeli soldiers and police. They commit violence and vandalism repeatedly. Rarely is anyone held accountable.

Aug 08 10:44

Greece – the Refugee Crisis and the Fate of a little Iraqi Boy

May a story like Mohammad Ali’s, of which there are surely countless others not known to the common citizen at large – bring back compassion, solidarity and consideration for our brothers and sisters at large into the mindset of peoples’ values of our western society --

Mohammad Ali’s destiny is not known, but he is on a positive track – and more importantly he is in good and caring hands. May he be testimony and symbol throughout Europe and the rest of the world for Greece’s compassion for refugees and their fate, for Greece’s generosity and thriving sense of solidarity – a sense of kindness that has been gravely devastated in the rest of the western world!

Aug 07 12:48

Hamas and Fatah complicity in the Israeli occupation

Uri Avnery argues that through their divisions and mutual hatreds, Hamas in Gaza and the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank are complicit in the Israeli occupation's strategy of divide and rule.

Aug 07 12:46

Hamas and Fatah complicity in the Israeli occupation

Uri Avnery argues that through their divisions and mutual hatreds, Hamas in Gaza and the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank are complicit in the Israeli occupation's strategy of divide and rule.

Aug 07 12:23

Israel Retaliates for Rocket Fire From Gaza With Airstrike

Military spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner says that "multiple rockets" have been fired at Israel from Gaza this month alone and warned that "Hamas must fulfill its responsibilities or face the consequences."

Israel holds Gaza's Hamas rulers responsible for all attacks stemming from the territory.

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Even the Israeli ones!

Aug 06 12:59

UK Labour Party: a sad end, or a bold new beginning?

Stuart Littlewood says a victory for Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour leadership elections could energise the party and enable it to challenge the Conservatives in England and the Scottish National Party in Scotland.

Aug 06 10:01

CHILD MURDERS CONTINUE IN ISRAEL ~~ SILENCE CONTINUES IN WESTERN MEDIA

Not for the first time, Western media have been extremely accommodating to Israeli propagandists. The crocodile tears of Israeli politicians over one child’s death are treated as if they are genuine. Yet European and American journalists have not stopped to ask why the same politicians failed to condemn the killing of other young Palestinians on the same day.

If those journalists did some serious analysis or research, they would realize that the killing of baby Ali was not an aberration. Palestinian children and teenagers are regularly killed by Israelis.

Aug 06 10:00

State of Palestine: Four killed as Israeli rocket from Gaza war explodes *GRAPHIC*

Four members of the same family died and 43 people were injured after an Israeli military rocket left over from the 50-day attack on Gaza last summer exploded, in the Gaza Strip on Thursday. The deceased and the injured were taken to a hospital in Rafah, where a crowd gathered to pay their respects.

Aug 06 09:58

Tell Congress: Hold a Pro-BDS Hearing

Last month, Congress held its first-ever hearing on the Palestinian civil society-led campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel...without a single Palestinian witness or supporter of BDS!

Instead, the hearing featured witnesses such as the CEO of SodaStream International, which is based in an illegal Israeli settlement, making it one of the primary corporate targets of BDS campaigns.

Tell Congress you support BDS as a nonviolent strategy for ending Israel's oppression of Palestinians and want to see a second hearing with pro-BDS witnesses.

If we get 10,000 signatures on this petition, then we'll deliver it to the Congressional committee which held the hearing.

Aug 06 09:27

Arab League calls for Jewish settlers to be prosecuted

The Arab League's "Arab Peace Initiative Committee" has called for Jewish settlers and their organisations to be placed on terrorist lists and prosecuted in international courts for their crimes.

According to a report by Anadolu, the committee also called for regional and international discussions for a new draft resolution by the UN Security Council about the terrorism by Israeli settlers against the Palestinians. The draft requests the council to bear its responsibility for bringing an end to Israeli settlement building in the land earmarked for the state of Palestine, especially in occupied East Jerusalem.

Aug 05 13:53

Gaza's Christians and Muslims grow closer in defiance of Israeli attacks

At the memorial service a sad young man surrounded by attendees dressed in black gave a speech on behalf of the Greek Orthodox community and questioned the position of the international community in dealing with Israel’s crimes.

“Here is a Palestinian, an Arab, a Christian woman, martyred by Israeli shelling,” he said. “Bombs slammed into us and killed without differentiating between civilians and combatants,” he adds.

Father Manuel Musallam, a former priest of the Latin Church, has always been an advocate for Palestinian unity.

“When they destroy your mosques, call your prayers from our churches”.

Aug 05 12:55

Nablus residents protest Israeli water supply cut-off

Dozens of Palestinian residents of the West Bank village of Kafr Qaddum staged a sit-in on Wednesday to protest the Israeli national water company cutting off its supply to the village, locals said.

Hamzeh Jumaa, the head of the village council, told Ma'an that the Israeli water company Mekorot cut off its supply on Sunday.

He said that the water supplies some 4,000 people living in Kafr Qaddum in Nablus, which he highlighted was an agricultural village.

Aug 05 10:36

A TIME FOR ALL JEWS TO MOURN

According to both Jewish and Muslim rituals, a dead person must be buried as soon as possible. Notifications are usually posted in Jewish neighbourhoods in Israel to announce the time of the funeral. Announcements are made via loudspeakers from local mosques announcing the same.

BUT ...

This week was different as death notices for a murdered Palestinian child appeared in Jewish areas ...

As well as one for a young girl stabbed to death at Jerusalem’s Pride Parade

Aug 05 06:10

The Hilltop: A ‘Comic’ Zionist Lie

“To be honest, you know all Israelis are settlers, you know all of Israel is occupied Palestine and every single Israeli city is a settlement.” Israeli dissident.... Miko Peled

Aug 04 18:28

1/2 - Judaism vs Jewish Identity Politics - Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro and Gilad Atzmon

Two prominent thinkers, the ultra-orthodox Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro, and philosopher, jazz artist and ex-Jew Gilad Atzmon, met to discuss hard questions about Judaism, Jewish politics and the meaning of Jewishness. They shared the stage at Theatre 80 in New York City on May 6th, 2015.

Part 2 available here

Aug 04 10:33

Jewish settlers destroy crops after arson attack on house fails

Jewish settlers set fire to dozens of olive trees, fields and agricultural land belonging to Palestinians on Sunday, after their arson attack failed to destroy a local house. The attack took place in the village of El-Mughier, east of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

Eyewitnesses told Quds Press that a group of Jewish settlers came from one of the Israeli settlements near the village and tried to burn a house down. They fled when they were spotted by villagers.

"While they were being chased by the villagers," the witnesses added, "the Israeli occupation forces arrived and began to fire tear gas and rubber bullets to secure the settlers' withdrawal."

The same sources said that the settlers took advantage of the clashes that broke out between local youths and the occupation forces and burned dozens of olive trees in Al-Rufid, part of the land belonging to Al-Mughier. "More than 50 olive trees were burnt down."

Aug 04 10:15

WHAT TOUCHES THE WORLD MORE? A LION OR A PALESTINIAN BABY??

Aug 04 08:24

Calls For Boycott Over G4S Profiteering From Israeli Apartheid

G4S, the controversial British-Danish private security firm, has come under fire for its long-term contracts with the Israeli government, which allows the company to profiteer from the Israeli apartheid, occupation and imprisonment of Palestinian political prisoners.

Aug 03 12:44

"Israel has not changed for the worse, it’s always been bad”

Alan Hart explains why only external pressure – as opposed to reason – can bring about a change in Israeli attitudes and policy, and pave the way for a just peace with the Palestinians.

Aug 03 10:52

Michael Savage - Nationalism for Me (Israel), Not for Thee (US)

Savage (aka Weiner) is a nationalist for Israel, who is an utter hypocrite.

Aug 03 09:27

DAILY SPOOF ~~ ISRAEL’S DOUBLE EDGED EVIL

Aug 03 09:02

Gaza poverty at 38.8% due to blockade

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) has revealed that the Israeli blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip over the past eight years has pushed up poverty in the coastal enclave to new highs.

The PCHR has said in a report that Gaza’s poverty rate for the first half of this year has now reached 38.8 percent.

Aug 03 08:10

FLASHPOINT: Palestinian Youths Clash With Israeli Police at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque

As 21WIRE reported last week, Israel’s IDF just happened to stage a massive “drill” just before Jewish settlers carried out a savage arson attack which burned a Palestinian child alive. Other Palestinian youths were also shot and killed in Gaza and the West Bank. Now hostilities have spread to the frontline – at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Could this be a provocateur action by Israel’s hard right to stir up the native Palestinians – as a pretext for another brutal IDF ‘human cull’ like we witnessed last summer? As protests continue, the peace process remains dead – a tragic situation, yet, one which seems to suit Tel Aviv at present as it continues to expand its illicit (and illegal), ill-gotten real estate holdings.

Aug 03 00:54

Power in the service of Power

It’s been a bad month for the angst-ridden US ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power. Last week, she was “outraged” by Russia’s veto at the UN Security Council of an international criminal court into the downing of Malaysian airliner MH17 over eastern Ukraine.

Aug 02 22:10

Corbyn: the antidote to the Blairite ‘virus’ and Zionist snake-bite

Towards a more sensible foreign policy…

Many certainly can see Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister - a very different and totally new style of PM. He's astute and has a track record of honesty and openness, laced with a burning sense of justice.

Some polls are showing Jeremy Corbyn forging ahead in the Labour Party leadership race by as much as 20 points. The political Establishment is shaken and quite definitely stirred.

Aug 02 15:17

How Israel protects its settlers who burn Palestinian children alive

Before dawn on Friday morning, Ali Dawabsha, an 18-month-old Palestinian toddler, was burned to death in an arson attack on two homes in the village of Duma in the northern occupied West Bank.

The murder of Ali Dawabsha is not the first time Israeli settlers have burned Palestinians alive.

Aug 02 15:11

Video: Why is Obama freeing Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard now?

Why is Pollard being treated so much more leniently than the Holy Land Five, Palestinian Americans sentenced to 65-year terms for raising humanitarian funds to help people in their homeland?

Aug 02 15:08

Corbyn: the antidote to the Blairite ‘virus’ and Zionist snake-bite

Jeremy Corbyna is man to look up to and identify with…. and a man who is not tempted by the Israeli shekel. If any of his opponents lands the leadership Labour will remain under the yoke of Zionist ambitions and enslave by the gangster regime in Tel Aviv. They’ll be looking for any excuse to gang up in death-dealing raids into countries the US and Israel don’t like. And they’ll continue to provide a safe haven to Israel’s war criminals.

Aug 02 15:04

Middle East chaos: Cock-up or conspiracy?

“US policy being made up by crackpot realists…. American folly and incompetence that is in the dock…. Western policy has been a disgrace, and Britain’s contribution to it should be a matter of national shame….”

Aug 02 11:17

Autopsy: Al Khaldi Shot From Behind

Palestinian Minister of Justice Counsel Saleem Saqa, announced on Saturday that the results of postmortem report on Palestinian teenager Laith al-Khaldi, fatally shot by Israeli Occupation Forces during clashes near Ramallah, confirm that he was shot from behind.

Aug 02 10:56

Hollow Israeli Sorrow Over Palestinian Baby Immolation by Jewish Settlers

Israeli officials throughout its history consistently showed contempt for Palestinian rights – from Ben-Gurion to Allon to Meir to Begin to Rabin to Peres to Sharon to Netanyahu and others, an array of rogue leaders, not a democrat in the bunch.

Aug 02 09:51

Two Rockets Fired From Gaza Toward Israel

Two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel on Saturday night. According to Israel Defense Forces officials, the two projectiles evidently exploded near northern Gaza border.

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And JUST when Netanyahu needed to distract the world from the burned-alive 18 month old baby and the stabbed gays!

Aug 02 09:39

Norman Finkelstein denounces Amnesty's whitewash on Gaza

Finkelstein writes:

In its introduction to Families under the Rubble, Amnesty exhorts Israel to “learn the lessons of this and previous conflicts and change its military doctrine and tactics for fighting in densely populated areas such as Gaza so as to ensure strict compliance with international humanitarian law.” But Israel has already learnt the lessons of fighting in Gaza, its military doctrine has incorporated these lessons, and the IDF brilliantly executed them. It requires exceptional mental discipline not to notice that ensuring “strict compliance with international law” has not been an Israeli concern, let alone a priority. Indeed, the whole point of OPE was to leave “families under the rubble.”

Aug 02 09:32

‘Terror must be dealt with’: Thousands protest spike of violence in Israel

Massive rallies were held across Israel, with thousands of demonstrators gathering to speak up against “incitement and violence,” or what some called “Jewish terror,” following brutal attacks by radicals against Palestinians and homosexuals.

Aug 02 09:31

NETUREI KARTA of THE ORTHODOX JEWRY AL-QUDS, PALESTINE Condemnation of the cruel Zionist Brutal Murders (PDF)

We Palestinian Jews are participating in the grief and deep sorrow of the Dawabsha family, of the shocking murder in cold blood by Zionist murders their beloved baby Ali saad, may he rest in peace. We are sending our deep consolations in the name of the Jewish nation to the
mourning family. We strongly condemn the cruel and shocking murder that was committed, a thing that is strongly against the Jewish religion, which is one of the Ten Commandments is: "thou shalt not kill".

Aug 02 09:23

WHY IS THE NEW WAVE OF JEWISH TERRORISM DIFFERENT FROM ALL OTHERS?

Israel was stunned last week by a pair of violent attacks, both apparently perpetrated by Jewish extremists, just hours apart, that seemed to suggest a country teetering on a precipice, threatened with a wave of Jewish religious violence.

Aug 02 09:22

TIME TO INVOKE THE DEATH PENALTY IN ISRAEL

In Israel, capital punishment is allowed only during and only for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, crimes against the Jewish people, treason, and certain crimes under military law during wartime. The current Arab-Israel conflict is considered a war, and the committing of any of the crimes can result in the death penalty. Israel inherited the British Mandate of Palestine code of law, which included the death penalty for several offenses, but in 1954, Israel abolished the penalty for murder. (FROM)

BUT ...

When an 18 month old is brutally burnt to death by rampaging settlers in the Occupied West Bank, is there any other punishment that fits the crime?

Aug 01 15:03

Jeremy Corbyn: the antidote to the Blairite “virus” and Zionist snake-bite

Stuart Littlewood contrasts Labour Party leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn’s honesty, openness and burning sense of justice with his contenders’ – Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall – promise to be loyal servants of Israel.

Aug 01 10:45

PressTV interview Palestinian baby burned


It was on live on presstv I recorded the audio

Aug 01 10:23

What has been going on in occupied Palestine in many ways is crime against humanity

Israeli soldiers have killed a 17-year-old Palestinian boy on the Gaza border. The incident happened when a group of youngsters approached the border fence and started throwing stones at soldiers who responded with live fire. The teenager’s death follows an arson attack in the West Bank in which a Palestinian toddler was burned alive. A huge crowd gathered on Friday night to mourn the boy’s death.

Jul 31 18:42

Erodogan and Netanyahu Declare War

Both brutal leaders have no regard for the sovereignty of neighboring states, let alone the security of their civilian populations. Both depend on the military support of the US. Both are in the process of igniting wider and more destructive wars in the Middle East. Netanyahu and Erodo?an want to reconfigure the Middle East

Jul 31 15:38

Erodogan and Netanyahu Declare War

The rulers of the two most powerful authoritarian regimes in the Middle East are launching major wars to reconfigure the Middle East.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has declared war by proxy on Iran, announcing full-scale military mobilization within Israel (July 27 -29) and organizing the biggest political campaign of ultra Zionist Jews in Washington. The purpose of this two-pronged propaganda blitz is to defeat the recently signed US-Iranian agreement and start another major Middle East war.

At the same time, Turkish Prime Minister Erodogan has launched a major war against the Kurdish people and their aspirations for a Kurdish state. T

Jul 31 11:57

Hollow Israeli Sorrow Over Palestinian Baby Immolated by Settlers

Israeli officials throughout its history consistently showed contempt for Palestinian rights - from Ben-Gurion to Allon to Meir to Begin to Rabin to Peres to Sharon to Netanyahu and others, an array of rogue leaders, not a democrat in the bunch.

Jul 31 06:46

Israelis burn 18-months-old Palestinian baby

A house fire in the occupied West Bank suspected to have been set by Jewish extremists killed an 18-month-old Palestinian child, injured a four-year-old brother and both parents on Friday, Israeli security officials said.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the "Price Tag" slogan used in the past by extremist Israelis was daubed on the walls of the family home that had been torched in a village near the West Bank city of Nablus.

"This is a suspected attack with nationalist motives," Samri said. It was the worst attack by Israeli extremists since a Palestinian teen was torched to death a year ago.

Jul 31 06:35

Ashrawi Says Israel Now "Completely Out of Control"

“Israel is deliberately and willfully defying international consensus to create ‘Greater Israel’ on historical Palestine. With its rapid, intensive and overwhelming violations, Israel has gone completely out of control, and it is quantitatively making it impossible for the international community to pursue these violations systematically.”

Jul 30 22:37

Palestinian Baby Burned to Death After Settlers Set Fire to Home

A one-and-a-half year-old Palestinian baby was burned to death and three of his family members were seriously wounded late Thursday night after a house was set on fire in the village of Douma, near Nablus. According to reports, settlers were those who set the house on fire after targeting it with firebombs and graffiti. The Israeli military called the attack "Jewish terror."

According to Ghassan Douglas, the Palestinian Authority official in charge of monitoring settlement activity in the northern West Bank, several settlers threw firebombs into the house and spraypainted graffiti reading "revenge" and "long live the Messiah" before fleeing. Witnesses say the whole house caught fire soon after.

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God's chosen...

Jul 30 14:38

Israel moves to legalize Gitmo-style force-feeding of hunger strikers

The Israeli parliament has passed a bill that allows the force-feeding of Palestinian prisoners who resort to hunger strikes to protest their administrative detention without charge. The national medical association said the procedure amounts to torture.

The 120-seat Knesset approved the controversial bill, with 46 legislators in favor and 40 against it. Called “Law to prevent harm caused by hunger strikes,” it describes a procedure that would allow prison staff to use rubber tubes to deliver nutrition to protesting detainees against their will.

Jul 30 12:49

Israel Declares War on Palestinian Hunger Strikers

Israel’s hardline Knesset approved legislation authorizing force-feeding Palestinian hunger strikers for justice.

Racist Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan said "(a)longside attempts to boycott and delegitimize Israel, hunger strikes of terrorists in prisons have become a means to threaten Israel."

Cabinet members approved the practice weeks earlier. It’s torture by other means. It causes extreme pain and suffering. A previous article described the procedure as follows:

Jul 30 05:29

Israel accused of killing 75 children during day of 'carnage' and war crimes in Gaza war

Using interviews, video footage, photographs and other evidence the researchers pieced together a timeline of events concluding that the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) “Hannibal Directive” had been enacted.

The controversial military procedure could be the subject of criminal investigation in Israel, where officials admitted it was enacted on the day of Lt Goldin’s disappearance.

Under the directive, Israeli forces can respond to the capture of a soldier with intense firepower which some analysts have claimed aim to kill the soldier rather than let them fall alive into enemy hands.

Mr Luther said the goal was to “foil Lt Goldin’s capture at any cost…seeing entire districts of Rafah, including heavily populated residential areas, bombarded without distinction between civilians and military targets”.

Jul 29 21:52

Amnesty: Israel committed war crimes during Rafah 'carnage'

In what the global human rights NGO has described as a "cutting edge investigation", the Israeli army was found to have conducted "disproportionate, or otherwise indiscriminate, attacks which killed scores of civilians in their homes, on the streets and in vehicles and injured many more."

Jul 28 15:56

These rabbis prove criticism of Israel’s campaign of terror is NOT anti-semitic

A group of 30 rabbis has criticized the “unjust” demolition of Palestinian homes in the West Bank in a letter to Israel’s outgoing ambassador to the UK.

The British Friends of Rabbis for Human Rights spoke out against the impending destruction of a small Palestinian community in Susiya in the West Bank, which would leave 450 residents homeless.

Jul 28 10:54

WHY BDS IS JUST AND IS A MUST

he Palestinians are poor. They are powerless. They have no voice or influence in the halls of power. They are demonized. They do not have well-heeled lobbyists doling out campaign contributions and pushing through pro-Palestinian legislation. No presidential candidate is appealing to donors—as Hillary Clinton did when she sent a letter to media mogul Haim Saban denouncing critics of Israel—by promising to advance the interests of the Palestinian people. Palestinians, like poor people of color in the United States, are expendable.

Jul 28 09:05

Israeli military calls up reserves for surprise drill

The Israel Defense Force began a surprise three-day drill to test its readiness Monday, with thousands of reservists ordered to local bases.

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Drill? Or is Israel getting ready to launch a major offensive?

Jul 28 08:57

Israeli Soldiers Shot Hundreds of Palestinian Children with Live Ammunition: The Devastating Impact of Life After an Injury

“Before I was shot I did not bother anyone or get angry with anybody,” says Basel Kamal Safi from Deir Ammar refugee camp, near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

He was just 17 when an Israeli soldier shot him with live ammunition.

“Now I get angry because of the pain, especially when someone accidentally touches my injury,” he says in the short video below.

It is one of two videos published recently by Defense for Children International–Palestine (DCI-Palestine), highlighting the experiences of children shot by Israeli occupation forces with live ammunition.

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Here is a flashback from 2008, in which Israeli soldiers arrested, handcuffed, and blindfolded a Palestinian, and then shot him! (:25 in the video)

Jul 28 08:54

Israel Sees Nazism in Mirror it Mistakes for Window

Israel is trying to expel the population of a village for the crime of not being Jewish, the same crime for which Israel bombs the people of Gaza for a month or so every few years and blockades them in between these bursts of violence.

Meanwhile, Mike Huckabee declares that making peace with Iran amounts to marching Israelis “to the door of the oven.”

Guess which of the two stories will get more coverage!

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But when Nazi Germany expelled villages for not being "Aryan", that was a BAD thing!

Jul 28 08:28

Milk firm may be flouting EU rules on trade with Israel’s settlements

An Israeli milk company may be sidestepping EU restrictions on dairy imports from Jewish-only settlements in the occupied West Bank.

New research demonstrates that Tnuva, a leading Israeli food firm, is processing milk from settlements that violate international law.

Who Profits?, a group monitoring the occupation, has filmed trucks collecting milk from the West Bank and bringing it to a Tnuva factory in Rehovot, a city inside present-day Israel.

As Tnuva exports to the EU, the evidence raises questions about whether it is breaching the Union’s rules.

Jul 28 08:28

NBA players on anti-BDS propaganda tour to Israel

In an interview with The Electronic Intifada today, Zirin said that the point of the basketball players’ tour “is very explicit” – to fight the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

The tour was organized in part by Israeli NBA player Omri Casspi, who has started a foundation intended not to bolster youth programs in the US, as other athletes might do, but rather to fight BDS and promote Israel’s image.

Anti-Palestinian extremist and major Republican Party bankroller Sheldon Adelson flew the group out on his private jumbo jet.

Jul 28 08:27

Christian community to be divided by new section of Israel’s wall

The Israeli high court ruled this month that the military can begin construction on a segment of Israel’s wall in the West Bank that will divide land belonging to the town of Beit Jala.

The news shocked residents who believed that a high court ruling in April this year blocked construction in that area while the army was ordered to find a less disruptive route.

If built as originally planned, the wall would have cut off the Cremisan Salesian monastery and convent from the rest of the Beit Jala community.

With this latest ruling, construction will proceed with only minor changes — still dividing the land while carving out a small enclave to keep the religious sites accessible.

Jul 27 09:43

Israeli Attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque, 10 Wounded

At least 10 Palestinian worshipers on Sunday morning were injured during clashes with Israeli police private units, after they broke into and severely assaulted Al-Aqsa mosque. The clashes are still ongoing.

Private units in the morning broke into the mosque, vandalized it, threw rubber-coated metal bullets on the worshipers and assaulted some youths. In addition, more than 250 settlers have broke into the mosque from Al Magharba gate.

4 Israeli border guards were injured in the clashes. Two of them were moved to hospital for treatment, and had light injuries.

Jul 27 09:16

VIDEO: ISRAELI POLICE STORM JERUSALEM'S AL-AQSA MOSQUE

Palestinians and Israelis have clashed in Jerusalem after hundreds of Jews tried to enter the Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

Jul 26 12:59

World Jewry feels increasingly endangered, embarrassed by Israel, study finds

Jews around the world, especially younger ones, feel increasingly embarrassed and endangered by Israel and its actions, especially after last summer’s massacre in Gaza.

Jul 26 09:50

Netanyahu: We'll Continue to Build in All of Jerusalem

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wrote about Tisha B'Av on his Facebook profile today (Saturday), saying emphasizing that Jerusalem will remain united and part of Israel.

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United Nations Resolution 127: " . . . 'recommends' Israel suspends it's 'no-man's zone' in Jerusalem". *

United Nations Resolution 162: " . . . 'urges' Israel to comply with UN decisions". *

United Nations Resolution 237: " . . . 'urges' Israel to allow return of new 1967 Palestinian refugees".

United Nations Resolution 250: " . . . 'calls' on Israel to refrain from holding military parade in Jerusalem". *

United Nations Resolution 251: " . . . 'deeply deplores' Israeli military parade in Jerusalem in defiance of Resolution 250". *

United Nations Resolution 252: " . . . 'declares invalid' Israel's acts to unify Jerusalem as Jewish capital". *

United Nations Resolution 267: " . . . 'censures' Israel for administrative acts to change the status of Jerusalem". *

United Nations Resolution 271: " . . . 'condemns' Israel's failure to obey UN resolutions on Jerusalem". *

United Nations Resolution 298: " . . . 'deplores' Israel's changing of the status of Jerusalem". *

United Nations Resolution 446: " . . . 'determines' that Israeli settlements are a 'serious obstruction' to peace and calls on Israel to abide by the Fourth Geneva Convention". *

United Nations Resolution 452: " . . . 'calls' on Israel to cease building settlements in occupied territories". *

United Nations Resolution 465: " . . . 'deplores' Israel's settlements and asks all member states not to assist Israel's settlements program". *

United Nations Resolution 471: " . . . 'expresses deep concern' at Israel's failure to abide by the Fourth Geneva Convention". *

United Nations Resolution 476: " . . . 'reiterates' that Israel's claim to Jerusalem are 'null and void'". *

United Nations Resolution 478: " . . . 'censures (Israel) in the strongest terms' for its claim to Jerusalem in its 'Basic Law'". *

United Nations Resolution 607: " . . . 'calls' on Israel not to deport Palestinians and strongly requests it to abide by the Fourth Geneva Convention. *

United Nations Resolution 608: " . . . 'deeply regrets' that Israel has defied the United Nations and deported Palestinian civilians". *

United Nations Resolution 672: " . . . 'condemns' Israel for violence against Palestinians at the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount. *

Jul 26 08:24

It’s time for American Jews to recognize they have been duped

As a long-time activist for Palestinian rights and an anti-Zionist, I should have been pleased to read that American Jews increasingly question their knee-jerk support for Israel. But instead, I felt a familiar frustration. Jewish American support for Israel has always been vital for Israel and not just for economic reasons. Among other things, Jewish American money and corporate support have been fundamental to Israel’s creation and to its infrastructure, and they enabled the development of Israel’s thriving hi-tech sector. But Israel also relies on Jewish American support for its feelings of legitimacy. As long as American Jews support Israel ‘right or wrong’, Israel feels justified in its existence and in everything it does.

Jul 25 14:00

Sheldon’s Stooges

Adelson has bought Netanyahu for one single purpose: to place a stooge of his in the White House. It is an aim that any other multi-billionaire cannot even dream of.

Jul 25 11:53

The War on Conspiracy Realists Continues

British government under Cameron's watch has been an active and willing partner in the Machiavellian strategy of divide and rule in the Middle East spearheaded by the US and Israel.

Obama picked up where Bush left off, flooding Syrian and Libyan insurgent groups with untold largesse and arms, using the corrupted Arab Gulf kingdoms as conduits for weapons transfers for the sake of plausible deniability.

ISIS themselves have mostly eschewed hostility towards Israel, posting an official statement on social media in July 2014 saying that they’re more interested in fighting “Muslim infidels” than the Zionist state.[6]

Israeli officials have expressed similar sentiments, with Israel’s former envoy to the US,Michael Oren, stating in a September 2013 interview that Tel Aviv “prefers” ISIS and al-Qaeda over the “bad guys backed by Iran,” namely Syria’s Assad and Hezbollah.

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