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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 13:16

MAJORITY of Jewish Americans Say Congress SHOULD Vote to APPROVE

Jul 28 11:54

Spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard granted parole

Jul 28 11:42

BREAKING NEWS ~~ US PAROLE BOARD MAKES A LIAR OUT OF ME

Just 2 days ago I stated that Jonathan Pollard will continue to rot in prison …. where he belongs.

Unfortunately, that will not be the case.

The US parole board has decided to release convicted spy Jonathan Pollard from US prison on November 20, 2015.

Jul 28 11:29

Jonathan Pollard to be released November 20 following US ruling

Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard will be released from prison after serving 30 years of a life sentence on November 20, the US Parole Commission announced Tuesday.

The parole commission relayed the decision to Pollard's lawyers, Elliot Lauer and Jacques Semmelman. Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked was also told and broke the news on Twitter.

The attorneys have been told that Pollard must remain in the US for five years under the parole ruling but that US president Barack Obama has the power to allow him to move to Israel sooner by commuting his sentence to time served.

Jul 28 10:54

GOP MADNESS EXTRAORDINAIRE

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, talking about the Iran nuclear deal, said President Barack Obama will march Israelis “to the door of the oven.”

Huckabee, in an interview Saturday with Breitbart News, evoked Holocaust images of the ovens used to dispose of the bodies of Jews gassed in Nazi concentration camps.

“This president’s foreign policy is the most feckless in American history,” the former Arkansas governor said. “It is so naive that he would trust the Iranians. By doing so, he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.”

Calling the deal signed earlier this month by Iran and world powers the “most idiotic thing,” Huckabee said the agreement should be rejected by Democrats and Republicans in Congress, “and by the American people.”

“I read the whole deal,” he said. “We gave away the whole store. It’s got to be stopped.”

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 10:53

FLASHBACK - ‘Israel will attack Iran if you sign the deal, French MP told Fabius’

A French member of parliament telephoned French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius in Geneva at the weekend to warn him that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would attack Iran’s nuclear facilities if the P5+1 nations did not stiffen their terms on a deal with Iran, Israel’s Channel 2 News reported Sunday.

“I know [Netanyahu],” the French MP, Meyer Habib, reportedly told Fabius, and predicted that the Israeli prime minister would resort to the use of force if the deal was approved in its form at the time. “If you don’t toughen your positions, Netanyahu will attack Iran,” the report quoted Habib as saying. “I know this. I know him. You have to toughen your positions in order to prevent war.”

Jul 28 10:52

FLASHBACK - Israel tested ‘dirty-bomb cleanup’ in the desert

Israel has carried out a series of tests in its southern desert to measure the effects on its population and environment of a so-called “dirty” bomb attack combining conventional explosives and radioactive material.

The daily Haaretz, reporting Monday on the four-year experiment, said the research concluded that high-level radiation was measured at the center of the explosions, with a low level of radiation dispersal by particles carried by the wind.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Coupled with the major military call-up of Israel's reserve forces, I would not rule out a false-flag attack with a dirty bomb as a pretext for declaring war on ... someone. If they are planning to use radioactive material in the false-flag, then the target is most likely Iran.

But again, look for what should be there and isn't, and what isn't there is a motive for Iran to attack Israel at this time. Iran has negotiated a deal. They are not building a nuclear weapon and the sanctions are to be lifted. Iran has what they want, and no reason to wreck the progress made with any kind of attack. Iran has not launched a war of aggression against another country in over 200 years. Israel, on the other hand, cannot go six months without attacking one of their neighbors, and Netanyahu stated that if the Iran deal went through, we would attack Iran.

Jul 28 10:40

Donald Trump: Iran Deal Horrible For U.S., Worse For Israel

Business magnate and 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump says he is concerned about the potential impacts the Iran nuclear deal could have on America and Israel.

“I think the deal is absolutely horrible for us, but it’s really, really bad for Israel,” he told FOX Business Network’s Cheryl Casone at the grand opening of Trump Wineries in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Jul 28 10:31

Donald Trump 'Good Friend of Israel, Unlike President'

Another suckup!

"Donald Trump is a good friend of Israel and, unlike the president, knows how to handle the issue of the Middle East," Sam Nunberg told Arutz Sheva, regarding Trump’s possible run for the presidency.

"Trump is a very close friend of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu," he said.

Trump said in an interview that Trump has always conveyed a clear message to Israel.

“You should be proud of your leader regarding the security interests of the State of Israel,” he added.

Nunberg also commended Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon saying, "he does so much for the safety of Israeli citizens."

Jul 28 09:26

Iran Deal Worth More than All U.S. Aid to Israel Since 1948

The Iran deal will provide Iran with a cash windfall as sanctions are eased and assets are unfrozen. The total amount is estimated to be as high as $150 billion. If so, the Iran deal would give more cash to Iran than the $124.3 billion U.S. has given in total aid to Israel since 1948.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a major point to be made here. All that money to Israel was taken from the American taxpayers. The money Iran is getting is theirs to begin with, earned by them before being frozen (stolen) by the US sanctions!

Jul 28 09:13

5 ex-U.S. ambassadors to Israel back Iran deal

Five former U.S. ambassadors to Israel sent a letter to Congress in favor of the Iran nuclear deal.

James Cunningham, William Harrop, Daniel Kurtzer, Thomas Pickering and Edward Walker Jr. signed the letter, along with R. Nicholas Burns, former undersecretary of state for political affairs and ambassador to NATO, and Frank Wisner, former undersecretary of state for international security affairs and undersecretary of defense for policy, the Times of Israel reported.

“No agreement between multiple parties can be perfect or without risks,” the letter states. “We believe that without this agreement, however, the risks will be much higher for the United States and Israel. We see no fatal flaws that should call for the rejection of this agreement and have not heard any viable alternatives from those who oppose the implementation” of the deal.

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 


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!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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 28 08:21

Israeli envoy: Huckabee's 'Obama marching Israelis to ovens' remark 'inappropriate'

Dermer tells USA Today that while Israel and the U.S. disagree about the Iran deal, Jerusalem has no doubt that the Obama administration is sincere in its belief that it will make America and Israel safer.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Poor Huckabee; he just pissed everyone off with that stunt!

Jul 28 07:32

International Criminal Court Won't Reopen Gaza Flotilla Case

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor has rejected a panel of judges’ request to reconsider her decision not to investigate war crimes allegations in the Mavi Marmara flotilla case.
Note: Israel committed an act of international piracy, multiple murders, and an act of war! They are guilty in the court of human beings!

Jul 27 18:43

Largest Exercise Ever, CYBER DRILL, World Stock Markets in Trouble.

ALERT! Heads Up Ppl! Israel Calls Up Hundreds of Thousands of Troops Largest Drill Ever! (Video)
http://investmentwatchblog.com/alert-heads-up-ppl-israel-calls-up-hund...

Jul 27 15:28

Pentagon chief Carter in Israel seeks deeper military ties

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Sunday he has no expectation of persuading Israeli leaders to drop their opposition to the Iran nuclear deal, but will instead emphasize that the accord imposes no limits on what Washington can do to ensure the security of Israel and U.S. Arab allies.

"Our ability to carry out that strategy is unchanged," Carter told reporters aboard his plane en route to Tel Aviv.

The Obama administration reserves the right to use military force against Iran if necessary, he added, although the nuclear deal is intended to preclude that by resolving the issue diplomatically.

Jul 27 13:46

Poll: Most Americans oppose compensating Israel for Iran nuclear deal

An overwhelming majority of Americans oppose providing any special compensation to the state of Israel in order to assuage its concerns about the Iran nuclear deal. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opposes the Iran deal as an “existential threat” and retains Israel’s right to attack Iran.

Jul 27 12:45

IDF calling up hundreds of thousands for emergency-readiness war drills

Large-scale military drills have been launched in Israel with the aim of testing the IDF’s readiness to go into emergency mode. Hundreds of thousands of reserve soldiers are involved in testing the system.

They will all be receiving a telephone call to confirm everything is in working order, according to the General Staff’s plan for the drills, set to last for three days.

Thousands of others will be summoned to bases on short notice, according to the Jerusalem Post. An IDF source told the newspaper that this is “one of the largest telephone call-ups we’ve had in an exercise.”

“We want to ensure that the system is well-oiled and working."

Jul 27 11:14

Israel & Germany: An Abusive Relationship

• Israeli spokeswoman’s remarks reveal exploitation.

On June 25, Israeli daily Ha’aretz published a stunning story, revealing the Jewish terrorist state’s heretofore unspoken manipulation of Germany for the former’s own advantage. And just like an abused child crying, “Please don’t hit me,” the German government foolishly believes it can stop the financial beatings and cultural rape of its people by capitulating to every demand made by Israel and world Zionism for tens of billions of dollars in weapons and never-ending “war reparations,” as the victors of World War II chant the magical incantations, “Nazi” and “holocaust.”

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 27 08:57

Poll: American Jews Support Iran Nuclear Deal

The L.A. Jewish Journal commissioned Jewish communal pollster Steven Cohen to poll American Jews on their attitude toward the Iran nuclear deal. The results are startling because they expose a huge divide between the positions of the Israel Lobby and Jewish leadership and the rest of the community. While the Lobby is preparing to spend $50-million or more in an all-out blitz to derail the deal before Congress, American Jews generally support it. Cohen finds that 49% of Jewish respondents support the deal and 31% oppose it. When asked whether Congress should support it, 53% said Yes, 35% No.

Among Jews under 40, the result was 59% in favor and 25% opposed. This confirms a rising generation gap between younger and older Jews around questions concerning Israel. This is a phenomenon that many polls have confirmed, most notably the Pew poll on American Jewish identity.

Jul 27 08:50

UN Resolution: Israel the World’s Only Violator of Economic and Social Rights

The UN’s 54-nation Economic and Social Council adopted a resolution on Monday that names the world’s only - only - violator of economic and social rights in the world, UN Watch reports. Which country did a majority of 42 states including all EU members condemn? If you guessed Iran, Syria, Russia, Saudi Arabia, or any other likely candidate, then you haven’t been paying attention to world affairs or the United Nations since the establishment of the nation of Israel.

That’s right, Israel.

Only Australia and the U.S. opposed the resolution. Honduras and Panama abstained, and eight other countries were absent.

Jul 27 08:37

Neocon retreat?

As the Iran deal becomes a reality, Washington’s neoconservatives and their allies are bristling. A sanctioned and isolated Iran had long been one of their policy pillars. This is no longer the case. The neocon agenda has experienced a major setback. Is this a temporary reversal or a stunning defeat?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is also a stunning defeat for Netanyahu!

Jul 27 07:40

Huckabee tweets threats from Israel’s enemies to assail Iran nuclear deal

A series of Twitter posts on Sunday night followed a day after Huckabee said that President Barack Obama will march Israelis “to the door of the oven.”

Bolstering his argument of the potential harm the agreement signed by Iran and world powers earlier this month would do to Israel, Huckabee tweeted quotes from Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and Hezbollah’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, among others.

“It is the mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to erase Israel from the map of the region,” read one of the posts attributed to Khamenei.

A quote attributed to Nasrallah read: “If they [Jews] all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Huckabee has gone way over the top with this "ovens" crap, but he is clearly trying to prove he can kiss Israel's ass better than Hillary, and Huckabee may be thinking that outrageous statements like this will garner him more media attention (which it has) and drive Trump out of the headlines (which it has not).

Jul 26 22:04

As release of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard nears, a few deeper questions are worth asking

As international speculation surfaced over the weekend over the possibility that Jonathan Pollard, convicted of espionage for giving U.S. military secrets to the Israeli government in exchange for money, could be paroled later this year, a rowdy argument has surfaced over what role, if any, a pending nuclear deal between the U.S., other world powers, and Iran may be playing in the case.

Jul 26 15:12

Huckabee stands behind claim Iran deal sends Israelis to 'oven' amid backlash

The presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has said the deal between six world powers and Iran regarding the Islamic Republic’s nuclear ambitions will “take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Huckabee is trying to prove he can kiss Israel's ass harder than Hillary! And looks like he is currently in the lead!

Jul 26 14:58

Israel’s stolen children: where is UNICEF Israel?

Marianne Azizi writes on the reluctance of UNICEF’s branch in Israel to support a planned 50 mile walk to raise awareness about Israel’s stolen children – and in support of children and families worldwide.

Jul 26 14:10

Turkey’s new “war on terror” mainly targeting Kurd

What was at first announced as a new Turkish turn toward attacks on Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) on Friday has quickly become largely a campaign against Kurds instead. It is being alleged that the Turkish Air Force launched dozens of strikes against bases of the Kurdistan Workers Party over the border in Iraq on Saturday, and just 4 against Daesh positions in Syria.

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 12:56

President Bashar al-Assad: “This Homeland is ours and defending it is our duty”

Bashar al-Assad said Sunday that the West still deals with terrorism in a hypocritical way.

God bless President Bashar Al-Assas ,the only leader that is truly fighting the war on terror.

Jul 26 12:24

The Truth about the Conflict with Russia

The current conflict between the US and Russia is due to one simple reason: the Ashkenazim. They have a debt to settle with Russia.

Allow us to forward a bit of chronological tables as we delve into the nitty-gritty behind the conflict.

The Ashkenazim – descendants of the gentile Ashkenaz the Japhetite – are a resilient roaming Turkic people.......

Jul 26 10:31

What is a Cuckservative? (Hint: Cruz, Graham, McCain, Bush...)

Hilarious new derisive term for those who don't have the courage to stand up for what they actually believe in and who kowtow to Israel. Well worth the read!

Jul 26 09:59

Greece Signs Military Deal With Israel

Jul 26 09:51

Israel is dragging the region to a religious war: Abbas' aide

An aide for religious affairs to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday accused Israel of trying to drag the entire region to a religious war.

Mahmoud Habash, who is also the justice chief of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), told Xinhua that the endless Israeli repressive measures and the ongoing attacks on Palestinian worshipers in Jerusalem "are denounced."

"What is happening on the ground in Jerusalem rings a bell that Israel is trying to drag the entire Middle East region into a religious war," said Habash, in reference to the clashes that broke out in the old city of Jerusalem.

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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 09:07

Steinitz Slams Kerry: No One Has Authority to Threaten Israel

Congress' criticism of Iran deal due to serious flaws in agreement, Israeli minister asserts, blasting US Sec. of State for blaming Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Don't you dare criticize us, Mr. Kerry. Israel has the right to threaten Iran and all our neighbors every day, but no one has the right to threaten us. Israel has a right to exist, but the Palestinians do not. Israel has a right to nuclear weapons, but nobody else does. Israel has a right to demand money from the US taxpayer, but nobody has a right to demand anything in return! Israel has a right to bribe and tell other governments what they should do, but no government has a right to interfere with Israel! All what we need from you putzes in DC are those 'vetoes' at the UN, that regular US aid check, and to kill our enemies for us! That is your job! Anyone who disagrees is just a filthy Jew-hating anti-Semite who wants Hitler to come back and gas Jewish babies!!!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Jul 26 08:58

POLLARD TO CONTINUE ROTTING IN PRISON ~~ WHERE HE BELONGS!

U.S. officials on Friday denied a Wall Street Journal report that the Obama administration was considering early release for Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence officer convicted of spying for Israel.

The Justice Department said Pollard must serve his full 30-year sentence. It stressed that he has long been eligible for consideration for parole in November but insisted that the administration has no say in how that process unfolds.

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 26 08:22

Israelis 'detained and then set free' at Heathrow Airport

The British authorities detained a number of Israeli officials on their arrival at London's Heathrow Airport earlier this week, it has been claimed by Israel's Channel 2 TV. Those held included the former head of Israeli military intelligence, Major General Amos Yadlin, former Army Chiefs of Staff Danny Halotz and Gabi Ashkenazi, as well as ex-National Security Advisor Yaakov Amidror.

Channel 2 TV said that all were questioned briefly before being sent back to Israel. The station said that further details were not provided by Yadlin, so the situation remains unclear.

Jul 26 07:21

Pollard To Be Released Nov. 21 Unless Parole Board Objects

“Under the laws in place at that time (and which are currently applicable to Pollard), a person with a life sentence is presumptively eligible for mandatory parole after 30 years unless the Parole Commission ‘determines that he has seriously or frequently violated institution rules or that there is a reasonable probability that he will commit any Federal, State, or local crime’,” it said. “Pollard is eligible for mandatory parole in November 2015.”

Jul 26 07:12

No "Compensation" to Israel for Iran Deal

In The Joys of Yiddish, Leo Rosten defined chutzpah as "that quality enshrined in a man who, having killed his mother and father, throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan." Today we have a new paradigm for chutzpah: the Israeli government's demand for "compensation" from the American taxpayers for the Iran nuclear agreement.

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 10:01

ISRAEL EXPLOITS SYRIAN CHAOS TO PLAN LOOTING OF GOLAN OIL

The Afek oil and gas exploration company has almost completed its second drilling test in the Golan Heights, a part of Syria which Israel has occupied since 1967 and annexed in violation of international law.

The test is part of a three-year program to see if hydrocarbons in the area could lead to oil or gas for Israel.

Israel is fuel-poor and its domestic energy woes could be eased in the interim if the government progresses on deals in relation to the Tamar and Leviathan gas fields in the Mediterranean Sea.

In addition, Israel is now taking advantage of the chaos in Syria to look for precious resources to extract from the occupied Golan Heights.

Genie Oil and Gas has some high profile investors and advisors: Media baron Rupert Murdoch, former US Vice President Dick Cheney, American hedge fund manager Michael Steinhardt and British investment banker Jacob Rothschild are all members of the company’s “Strategic Advisory Board.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Brisk territorial annexation for financial (and settlement) gain, coupled with serial genocide: this is the Israeli way, and world leaders will not dare say a word of reproach to this wretchedly apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy with nuclear weapons.

Jul 25 10:01

Officials deny report that US preparing to release Pollard

The Justice Department said Pollard must serve his full 30-year sentence. It stressed that he has long been eligible for consideration for parole in November but insisted that the administration has no say in how that process unfolds.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Pollard wasn't given a thirty-year sentence. he was given a life sentence.

Jul 25 09:18

Iran Nuclear Deal and Lobbyists

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is interesting to see how every caller that mentions Israel's nuclear weapons is cut off or ignored.

Jul 25 09:14

FLASHBACK - US ‘helped Israel build hydrogen bomb’: declassified report

Jul 25 08:10

Fatah official assassinated in Ain al-Hilweh

A Fatah official in the southern Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh was assassinated Saturday by unidentified gunmen, a security source told The Daily Star

Jul 25 08:10

'Palestinian resistance will end when the Israeli occupation ends'

The Deputy Chairman of Hamas has said that the Palestinian resistance in the occupied West Bank is the legitimate exercise of the people's right to confront the Israeli occupation in all its forms. It will not end, insisted Moussa Abu Marzouk, until the occupation ends.

Jul 25 08:08

Jewish Democrats Must Choose Obama or Israel

There are 18 Jewish legislators acting on behalf of the Democratic Party in the US Congress, and they are perhaps the key to victory on both sides - for both opponents of the agreement with Iran and its supporters.

"Everyone is looking for us," Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D - California), who is Jewish, told Arutz Sheva. "Last week I met with a J Street lobby that tried to explain how good the agreement is at this point in time, and next week AIPAC officials will be here - I guess to push exactly the opposite position."

Lowenthal faces a difficult dilemma.

"You have to make a decision regarding the transaction, and the situation is very tense. On the one hand Israel says the deal is not good, on the other hand the president says so."

Alan Lowenthal and another 17 like him will be forced to make the painful decision between loyalty to Israel and loyalty to US President Barack Obama's Democratic party.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This should not even be an issue. These are AMERICAN citizens who are elected to the AMERICAN Congress and paid AMERICAN tax dollars to serve the AMERICAN people! The wants of a foreign government should not even be on their radar, let alone considered an equal priority! If they want to serve Israel that much put them on a plane to Tel Aviv and never let them come back! No government can serve two masters, and a government that serves Israel cannot and will not serve the American people. A friend of Israel is no friend of America. In these dark times America needs leaders who will put America first, second, and third!

Jul 25 08:05

Israeli Defense Industry Battle Tested and Ready to Cash in Big Time on Gaza War

Even if the 2015 defense budget is not dramatically increased, billions will still flow into IDF headquarters to cover the cost of this summer’s fighting in the Gaza Strip. It is reasonable to assume that the defense establishment will wield a bulging wallet, and will not return from its procurement visits to the defense industries with an empty shopping basket. Its shopping list is lengthening in direct proportion to the prolonging of the fighting in the south.

Jul 25 08:04

On Iran Congress Risks Alienating Europe

Members of Congress opposing the Iranian nuclear deal don’t seem to care that it’s a multilateral agreement their longest-serving European allies support. Europeans are far from impressed that the US legislature has taken hostage the diplomatic roadmap on the nuclear file that they played a critical role in negotiating. GOP Republicans have clearly attempted to shift the debate from a vote on the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) announced last week to one on the US presidential legacy and US-Iran relations. If Congress derails the JCPOA before it’s even had a chance to be implemented, it will likely have troubling ramifications for US relations with a long-term ally, Europe, particularly on future sanctions.

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"To hell with Europe; we have to please Israel, first, foremost, and always!!!!!" -- Every member of congress who is a whore for Israel.

Jul 25 08:00

Iran war threats by Pentagon chief aim to ‘placate Israel’

Former CIA contractor Steven Kelley said the United States wants to placate Israel after Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter stated that the recent Iran’s nuclear conclusion would not prevent the US from using military force if necessary.

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Why does the United States, arguably the most powerful military on Earth, need to "placate" Israel, a nation half the size of New Jersey? As an American I am disgusted at the way our politicians grovel before Tel Aviv!

Jul 25 07:56

Israel’s attorney general to probe Netanyahus’ spending

-Israel’s attorney general has ordered a criminal investigation into excessive spending at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residences.

In February, Israel’s state auditor, the State Comptroller, revealed that a few of the taxpayer-funded running costs at Netanyahu’s official and private residences from 2009-2013 were excessively high, and called for steps to improve efficiency.

The Attorney General has requested inquiry into allegations that the official couple sent furniture bought for the Premier’s official residence to their holiday home in Caesarea, and that they used public money to pay an electrician to work at that property.

Netanyahu’s wife has also come under fire for her lavish tastes and abusive behavior against servants. Cleaning expenses at their private home averaged $2,100 a month in public money, even though the couple rarely stays there.

It also said they pocketed proceeds from recycling bottles that had been purchased for entertaining official guests.

Jul 25 07:55

New Illinois law does not make BDS illegal

Though it says the Illinois law is “troubling,” Palestine Legal points out, importantly, that it does not make Israel boycott activism, advocacy or engagement illegal.

Rahul Saksena, staff attorney with Palestine Legal, told The Electronic Intifada today that “boycotting Israel is a constitutionally protected right that cannot be taken away by state law.”

“While we should oppose any government action against BDS [the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions movement], we want to emphasize that the new Illinois law does not prohibit anyone, including students, from boycotting Israel or advocating for BDS,” Saksena said.

The US Campaign’s Ruebner had also pointed out regarding the federal law that “nothing in any congressional anti-BDS initiative does or could restrict our First Amendment-protected right to engage in BDS speech and advocacy.”

Jul 25 02:43

Italy's unelected prime minister says BDS is "stupid and futile" and Greece's Syriza signs military deal with Israel

Activists in Italy are hitting back at Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who declared during a visit to the Israeli parliament this week that “Italy will always be in the front line against all forms of boycott, which are futile and stupid.”

Meanwhile, Greece’s government, led by the left-wing Syriza party, signed a “status of forces” agreement with Israel which offers legal immunities to military forces from both countries while they train in each other’s territories.

Jul 24 18:05

The War on Conspiracy Realists Continues

David Cameron himself inadvertently identified whom some of these wealthy string-pullers are: Jewish Zionists committed to overturning every regime in the Middle East that is not yet subordinated to Tel Aviv.,/STRONG>

Jul 24 16:53

MEGA BEX ALERT!!! - "U.S. Preparing to Release Convicted Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard, Officials Say"

The Obama administration is preparing to release convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard from prison, according to U.S. officials, some of whom hope the move will smooth relations with Israel in the wake of the Iran nuclear deal.

Such a decision would end a decadeslong fight over Mr. Pollard, who was arrested on charges of spying for Israel in 1985 and later sentenced to life in prison. The case has long been a source of tension between the U.S. and Israel, which has argued that a life sentence for spying on behalf of a close U.S. partner is too harsh. Israel has for years sought Mr. Pollard’s early release, only to be rejected by the U.S.

Now, some U.S. officials are pushing for Mr. Pollard’s release in a matter of weeks. Others expect it could take months, possibly until his parole consideration date in November.

Jul 24 15:18

Pro-Israel groups in US expand campaign against Iran nuclear accord

The most influential pro-Israel lobbying group in the United States is expanding its campaign to pressure Congress into rejecting the recent accord over Iran’s nuclear program.

Jul 24 14:47

Israel, where a Las Vegas casino mogul’s stooge is God

Uri Avnery reflects on the pathetic state of Israeli politics, where the utterances of Binyamin Netanyahu, the stooge of an American casino mogul, go unchallenged as if they were the words of God.

Jul 24 14:06

FLASHBACK - Jonathan Pollard: Why Israel wants him free, why the U.S. doesn’t, and what might happen next

Pollard was sentenced to life for one count of espionage in 1987.

Jul 24 13:45

Wikipedia says Jonathan Pollard got a life sentence!

Pollard is the only American ever to receive a life sentence for passing classified information to an ally of the U.S.[4] Israeli officials, American and Israeli activist groups, and American politicians who see his punishment as unfair have lobbied continuously for reduction or commutation of his sentence.[5] The Israeli government issued a formal apology to the U.S. for part of its role in Pollard's espionage in 1987,[6] but did not admit paying for the documents until 1998.[7] Since the arrest, Israel has made repeated attempts through both official and unofficial channels to secure Pollard's release, but without success. Israel granted Pollard Israeli citizenship in 1995.[7]

Jul 24 13:44

Jonathan Pollard 's own website says he got a life sentence for his espionage.

Jul 24 13:31

Reports: US Justice Dept. will not oppose Pollard's release

Israeli held for spying on the US will fulfill 30-year sentence in November; sources say administration will allow for his release, possibly as concession to Israel after Iran deal.

Jul 24 12:56

U.S. Preparing to Release Convicted Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard, Officials Say

The Obama administration is preparing to release convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, according to U.S. officials, some of whom hope the move will smooth relations with Israel in the wake of the Iran nuclear deal.

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Pardon my language, but FUCK smoothing anything with Israel!

Jul 24 11:53

‘If we don’t take out Iran,’ it will reenact the Holocaust in US and Israel — Steven Emerson to Times Square rally

Others at the rally were cooler than Emerson, assuredly. But his call for a war with Iran was widely shared there. And I do not think the American people share it. Supporters of the Iran deal have been concerned by the Pew Poll showing widespread American skepticism about Iran. I believe if we highlight what opponents of the deal are saying, and what they regard as the alternatives to the deal, we can give Americans some home-grown folks to be skeptical of– and solidify support for the deal.

Below is my picture of a poster at the rally saying that Obama, Hillary Clinton, and “the same old Europe” are supporting Iran’s state plan of genocide against Jews and its use of “portable gas chambers.” I asked that guy how much of his sign he believes. “All of it.”

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Here's your rifle...

Jul 24 10:41

Hundreds Protest the Destruction of Susiya village

The decision to demolish the homes of Susiya villagers aims at forcing the residents out of the area to expand the settlement of Susiya originally built on land taken from the local villagers. From the Israeli side the Combatants for Peace movement, CFP, helped in organizing the protest. More than 450 members of CFP took part in the march today.

Also members of the popular struggle committees, Palestinian MP Mustafa Al Barghouthi, and a group of Palestinians from Galilee and Jaffa joined protest today.
The protesters marched near the homes Israel wants to demolish chanting against the Israeli occupation and held signs demanding the halt of home demolishing policy by Israeli targeting Palestinian villagers.

“ we have no water and no electricity, they refuse to allow use to live on our own lands, meanwhile inside the settlements they have all what they need.” Abu Mahmoud, from Susiya, told the crowed.” We thank all who joined us today.”

Jul 24 09:46

US Condemns Israel’s Plan to Demolish West Bank Village – Just Lip Service?

After Israel's high court orders demolition of homes in West Bank village of Khirbet Susiya, Gaza Unsilenced Co-Editor Refaat Alareer says this reflects a move away from a two-state solution.

Jul 24 09:37

Israeli think tank with GOP ties at center of Iran deal opposition

With the U.S. Congress beginning hearings on the nuclear accord with Iran, Israeli opponents of the agreement are readying a full-court press to persuade that the deal has too many loopholes that would allow Iran to build a nuclear weapon.

“We will make our voice heard,” Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon told McClatchy. “We will not miss an opportunity to tell our side of the story because it is our moral duty.”

One Israeli think tank at the center of the campaign is the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, whose largest donor is U.S. casino magnate and Republican benefactor Sheldon Adelson.

Jul 24 09:36

Israel's ambassador to US lobbies Democrats in effort to scuttle Iran deal

Capital Hill insiders say their is not enough support amongst congressional lawmakers in either the House or the Senate that could effectively kill the agreement in Congress or override Obama's veto.

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Jul 24 09:12

Kerry: If Congress rejects Iran deal, world will blame Israel

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told the Council on Foreign Relations think tank on Friday that should Congress rejects the nuclear deal with Iran, Israel might find itself more isolated and "more blamed by the international community."

Also on Friday, Kerry said in an interview with NBC that it would be a "huge mistake" for Israel to take unilateral military action against Iran.

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Jul 24 08:41

Leader Of Iran’s Jewish Community Calls Netanyahu ‘Delusional’ Over Iran Deal

Haroun Yashayaei, leader of Iran’s Jewish community, took to the local media to strongly criticize the Israeli leader and voice his support for the Iran deal.

The opinion piece, titled “Your Time Is Over, Mr. Netanyahu,” was originally published in Iran’s Shargh Daily shortly after the nuclear deal was announced and appeared last Thursday in an English translation on IranReview.org. Yashayaei, who is chairman of the board of the Tehran Jewish Committee, was blunt about his views on Netanyahu:

Jul 24 08:13

Israel could use dirty nuke in false flag attack in US: Ex-CIA contractor

Israel is testing dirty nuclear bombs in its deserts which could be used in a "false flag" attack in the United States to implicate Iran, a former CIA and NSA contractor says.

“One has to wonder if they [Israelis] feel that the momentum for realizing ‘greater Israel’ is going away, and if the world opinion is shifting, which clearly it seems to be… [then] we have to be concerned with a false flag attack on the United States in order to justify a retaliatory strike against Iran,” said Steven D Kelley.

“We know that this Israel is actually testing dirty nuclear devices in their desert right now, and we know this has no strategic value other than to be used as a terrorist device in a false flag attack,” he added. “So this is a very dangerous time.”

Kelley made the remarks after Israel’s ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer called on Republicans in Congress to reject the nuclear accord.

Jul 24 08:00

Training Israel's cyber warriors

Graduates of the cyber warfare course in the Computer Services Directorate have built a model city they use to rehearse diverse missions like halting the cooling process in a nuclear reactor, remotely taking over trains and traffic lights to cause accidents, taking control of stock exchange computers, cutting electricity, disabling radar systems at airports, and even taking control of anti-air missile systems in order to fire them at cities they were meant to protect.

The IDF is looking towards the war of the future.

Jul 23 14:46

Reviewing Trashy Hasbara against BDS

Definitely not ‘civilized’ western nations, their governments, churches and media, nor Arab countries shackled to US dollars. Palestinians are, moreover, abandoned by a spineless UN, and betrayed by the treason of the Palestinian Authority that collaborates with Israel. Apart from BDS friends and actions, Palestine is alone.

Jul 23 14:16

Israel acknowledges it is helping Syrian rebel fighters

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Monday that Israel has been providing aid to Syrian rebels, thus keeping the Druze in Syria out of immediate danger. Israeli officials have previously balked at confirming on the record that the country has been helping forces that are fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Jul 23 14:03

Recent Turkey-Syria Border Clashes A Bad Omen Of Invasion?

By Brandon Turbeville

On Thursday (July 23, 2015), Turkey scrambled fighter jets and launched a small amount of ground forces into Syrian territory after clashes with ISIS fighters on the Turkey-Syria border. Some are now wondering if the incident is an omen of a coming attack on Syria’s northern region ...

Jul 23 12:59

Israel could use dirty nuke in false flag attack in US: Ex-CIA contractor

Israel is testing dirty nuclear bombs in its deserts which could be used in a "false flag" attack in the United States to implicate Iran, a former CIA and NSA contractor says.

“One has to wonder if they [Israelis] feel that the momentum for realizing ‘greater Israel’ is going away, and if the world opinion is shifting, which clearly it seems to be… [then] we have to be concerned with a false flag attack on the United States in order to justify a retaliatory strike against Iran,” said Steven D Kelley.

“We know that this Israel is actually testing dirty nuclear devices in their desert right now, and we know this has no strategic value other than to be used as a terrorist device in a false flag attack,” he added. “So this is a very dangerous time.”

Jul 23 12:50

Wrong on the Facts, Wrong on the Law: Israeli’s False Claims of “Self-Defense” in Gaza War

Public relations campaigns based on self-defense have been critical to Israeli officials avoiding accountability after each of the six major assaults on Gaza since Israel withdrew its settlers from Gaza in 2005. Notwithstanding the reports of war crimes committed by Israeli forces, the remarkable success of those self-defense based public relations campaigns continued to provide Israeli officials with impunity: the freedom to strike militarily again.

Jul 23 11:35

Anti-Iran Deal Groups Backed by $145 Million

A high-profile list of U.S. non-proliferation, nuclear policy, Iran, and national security experts welcomed last week’s announcement of a deal between the P5+1 and Iran to curb Tehran’s nuclear program. Opponents of the deal, meanwhile, will make a last-ditch effort to derail the agreement reached in Vienna. They will use the 60-day congressional review period to pressure members of Congress, many of whom owe their seats to casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, to vote to reject the deal.

The groups leading this charge may be coming from a point of disadvantage. After all, it’s a tall task to convince Congress to sabotage an agreement negotiated by the U.S., as well as its closest European and NATO allies. But the budgets behind these groups will no doubt amplify their voices, giving them an outsized influence during the next two months.

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This illustrates what I was saying the other say about how the big bucks are going to the liars!

Jul 23 11:29

Israeli Defense Ministry Announces 906 New Settlement Units

The Israeli Defense Ministry has set up a Thursday announcement for the approval of construction of another 906 settlement units throughout the occupied West Bank, including 296 units in Beit El, on the outskirts of the de facto Palestinian capital of Ramallah.

Jul 23 11:19

Israeli Cobras gifted to Jordan for 'border security'

US source says about 16 decommissioned attack helicopters given to Jordan last year to fend off potential attacks from ISIS.

Jul 23 10:23

IS FACEBOOK ABOUT TO RECOGNISE PALESTINE?

Facebook not only considers Jewish areas of Judea and Samaria (Shomron), but also parts of Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, as outside of Israel, according to exposé published Sunday.

The social network updated its advertising system recently allowing editors of popular pages the chance to gear their posts toward a specific geographical location.

However, a great deal of the State of Israel is not considered within Israel’s borders, according to Channel 2.

Areas within the desired country are usually shown ‘highlighted’, whereas areas outside that country’s borders are greyed out, they explained.

Jul 23 09:05

Obama officials tell Haaretz: Netanyahu would reject any Iran deal - except capitulation

Senior administration officials in Washington said on Wednesday they had reached the conclusion that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was not interested in any nuclear arrangement with Iran – except for one in which Tehran completely capitulates but is denied sanctions relief in return.

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We sort of figured that one out long ago!

Jul 23 08:45

War-mongering has blown up in Netanyahu's face

Netanyahu exaggerated the imminent nuclear threat as much as possible. Remember how many times, over the years, he cited Iran as being only six months away from a bomb? He gave the impression that Israel was prepared to take matters into its own hands by striking Iran's nuclear facilities, even without US backing. Initially, however, most analysts, including US officials, believed he was simply bluffing.

There were many reasons why the United States didn't take Netanyahu's early threats seriously. For one, Israel's capacity for sustained long-distance military operations remained limited. More important, even substantial US strikes were seen to have the capacity only to delay Iran's nuclear programme - not stop it.

Jul 23 08:17

Republicans, pro-Israel groups step up campaign against Iran deal

Top Republicans vowed Wednesday to do their utmost to scrap President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran as the biggest pro-Israel lobby prepared for an all-out campaign to pressure wary lawmakers into rejecting the agreement.

A bigger push against last week's historic accord in Vienna was being met with a counteroffensive by senior Obama administration officials, who have already spent hours on in-person and telephone briefings with members of Congress.

Secretary of State John Kerry, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew briefed the entire House of Representatives and Senate in separate closed-door sessions on Wednesday and will defend the deal at a public Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Thursday.

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Jul 23 07:58

No "Compensation" to Israel for Iran Deal

In The Joys of Yiddish, Leo Rosten defined chutzpah as "that quality enshrined in a man who, having killed his mother and father, throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan." Today we have a new paradigm for chutzpah: the Israeli government's demand for "compensation" from the American taxpayers for the Iran nuclear agreement.

Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon told the Times of Israel that during U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter's visit the Israeli government would discuss “the compensation that Israel deserves in order to maintain its qualitative [military] edge” over Iran. The Obama administration of course is amenable.

Why does Israel deserve compensation (in addition to its $3 billion in U.S. aid every year)? If anything, Israel should compensate American taxpayers!

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Whatever it is that did or did not happen in Germany before we were born, America was not to blame. Whatever it is that did or did not happen in Germany before we were born, America sacrificed much blood and treasure to stop. If Israel believed their own stories, one would think there would be some inkling of gratitude, perhaps an offer of compensation to all the families that lost their primary breadwinners on the battlefields of Europe. But Israel does not act like it has anything to be grateful for at all. Indeed their attitude is "We have decided that you did not do enough, that you did not spend enough, that not enough of you died in WW2, and therefore you are obligated to continue giving us money in perpetuity!" The US already gives way too much to Israel, having created a well-armed aggressor nation with an unshakeable sense of racial superiority, and didn't we already have enough of that in the aforesaid WW2? Worse, the current version of the "We are better than everyone else" club is armed with nuclear weapons! They don't need our help; they are just greedy!

Jul 23 07:43

Bernie Out of The Closet:Sander's Longstanding Deal With the Democrats

by Paul Street

I am glad that the left intellectual and activist Chris Hedges does not support the Bernie Sanders campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination. As Hedges explained in a recent interview on the Ralph Nader Radio Hour, Sanders’ candidacy lends undeserved credibility to the thoroughly corporatized Democratic Party. Sanders has pledged that he will support the corporatist military hawk Hillary Clinton in the 2016 general presidential election. Sanders stirs up legitimate progressive energy and popular anger and then “funnels it back into a dead political system,” Hedges observes. Sanders fails to confront the American Empire and military state, and, Hedges adds, has unforgivably “abandoned the Palestinians and given carte blanche to Israel.”

Jul 22 14:15

Israel’s endless misery for Gaza is no policy at all

Jonathan Cook argues that, in its quest to dominate the Palestinians of the Gaza Strip, Israel is pursuing an increasingly convoluted, confused and contradictory policy which is finally showing signs of backfiring.

Jul 22 13:09

What, really, is Netanyahu’s game plan for America?

Alan Hart says Israeli Premier Netanyahu would be deluded to assume that a Republican successor to Obama would abrogate the Iran nuclear deal, but warns against underestimating what a desperate Netanyahu might do.

Jul 22 11:57

Donald Trump gives Israel political bear hug in midst of 'Mexican rapist' backlash

Jul. 3, 2015

“The only [candidate] that’s going to give real support to Israel is me,” he told JNS.org. “ The rest of them are all talk, no action. They’re politicians. I’ve been loyal to Israel from the day I was born. My father, Fred Trump, was loyal to Israel before me. The only one that’s going to give Israel the kind of support it needs is Donald Trump.”

And if he was the best thing for Israel, the current U.S. president, he charged “is one of the worst things that’s ever happened to Israel. I think he’s set back [Israeli] relations with the United States terribly, and for people and friends of mine who are Jewish, I don’t know how they can support President Obama. He has been very bad for Israel.”

Jul 22 10:38

ISRAEL ~~ THE MOUSE THAT ROARED

With Israel’s failure to convince the world not to sign the Iran deal, they had to find something new to kvetch about ….

Deputy Foreign Minister Hotovely meets European officials to demand governments stop providing cash to allegedly anti-Israel organizations.

Jul 22 10:07

Brothers gets jail time for Jewish-Arab school arson in Jerusalem

Two Jewish brothers were sentenced to 2 and 2.5 years in prison at a Jerusalem District Court on Wednesday for vandalizing and setting a classroom on fire at the nation’s largest integrated school last year.

Jul 22 08:48

Israeli-occupied US Congress seeks war with Iran: Analyst

The Zionist lobby in the United States is using its tremendous influence in Congress to place Israel’s interest ahead of America’s, including launching more conflicts in the Middle East and trying to derail any nuclear agreement with Iran, a political commentator in Los Angeles says.

“You’ve got an Israeli-occupied US Congress that had pushed for the Iraq war for Israel,” said James Morris, editor of America-hijacked.com, a blog charting the influence of the Jewish lobby.

“And those same Israel-first Jewish neoconservative want a war with Iran and the way they think they can get that done is by derailing the Iran deal with their proxies in the US Congress,” Morris told Press TV on Wednesday.

“They’re nothing but traitors to America, pushing another war for Israel vs. Iran like they did with Iraq,” he added.

Jul 22 08:47

Israeli media drowns out pro-Iran-deal voices

The widespread Israeli media coverage of the nuclear agreement between six world powers and Iran was accompanied by bitter cries of politicians from right and left alike who described the deal as a national disaster. This overpowered the important voices of those who argued that the agreement would actually improve Israel’s position, and not the reverse.

Jul 22 08:41

Israeli college in East Jerusalem bags $15 million of EU funds

The “earthquake” claim was made by an unnamed official who was widely quoted in the press. The official had voiced displeasure at new EU “guidelines” stating that the Union would not award subsidies to Israeli firms or institutions based in the occupied West Bank (including East Jerusalem).

I was skeptical of these guidelines. While Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu depicted them as an existential threat to Israel, my feeling was that they did little more than reiterate the EU’s official policies.

Because they did not seem to be accompanied by a proper monitoring system, I also felt that it would be easy for Israeli institutions or companies active in the West Bank to circumvent them.

The latest available data on Horizon 2020, the EU’s scientific research program, proves that my skepticism was well-founded.

Jul 22 08:40

Israel exploits Syrian chaos to plan looting of Golan oil

The Afek oil and gas exploration company has almost completed its second drilling test in the Golan Heights, a part of Syria which Israel has occupied since 1967 and annexed in violation of international law.

The test is part of a three-year program to see if hydrocarbons in the area could lead to oil or gas for Israel.

Israel is fuel-poor and its domestic energy woes could be eased in the interim if the government progresses on deals in relation to the Tamar and Leviathan gas fields in the Mediterranean Sea.

Jul 22 07:55

Three Israelis arrested in relation to JPMorgan hack, securities fraud

U.S. and Israeli authorities arrested four people in Israel and Florida on Tuesday in connection with several fraud schemes tied to last summer's massive data breach at JPMorgan Chase & Co, according to news reports.

The hacking of JPMorgan's computers compromised information in 83 million household and small business accounts, making it one of the largest such breaches in history.

Jul 22 07:22

Foxman: Jews in America enjoy unique sense of security

Foxman essentially concedes that the ADL is an enormously powerful and influential organization operating at an international level, lobbying various governments to promote policies that advance Jewish ethnic interests. As Foxman correctly argues, the ADL has been instrumental in "freeing America" from "anti-Semitic" attitudes, not through legal means, but through social, economic, and political means.

Discussing the subversive, destructive nature of Jewish power and influence in the West (i.e., "anti-Semitism") is a social taboo in America. Additionally, the ADL has "strengthened and sustained the sense of security and inclusiveness that Jews in America uniquely enjoy," Foxman notes. An incredible display of Jewish power and influence, no doubt.

Jul 22 06:04

Iran Agreement Boosts Peace, Defeats Neocons

Last week’s successfully concluded Iran agreement is one of the two most important achievements of an otherwise pretty dismal Obama presidency. Along with the ongoing process of normalizing relations with Cuba, this move shows that diplomacy can produce peaceful, positive changes. It also shows that sometimes taking a principled position means facing down overwhelming opposition from all sides and not backing down. The president should be commended for both of these achievements.

Jul 22 06:02

US reportedly to offer Israel 'unprecedented' arms deal

In order to ease Israeli concerns over the deal, Washington is now considering signing off on one of the biggest deals in the two nations' history, an arms deal which Israel's Channel 2 called "unprecedented" if it comes to fruition.
Note: Paid for by you the taxpayer so Israel can murder more Palestinians!

Jul 22 05:58

When Mossad’s Greatest Female Assassin Got It Wrong

Flashback:42 years ago, an innocent Moroccan waiter was assassinated by Mossad agents in Norway, showing the lengths Israel would go to defend itself—and the consequences of getting it wrong.
Forty-two years ago today, two hit men from the Mossad Special Operations Unit emerged from a gray Volvo on Storgten Street in Lillehammer, Norway, and pointed their guns at a young man out to the movies with his pregnant girlfriend. Fourteen shots were fired, although the shooters took care not to harm the woman.
Note: Israel rogue terrorist state!

Jul 22 05:48

Israel losing strategic value to US imperialism: Activist

Israel requested between $4.2 billion and $4.5 billion a year for the next 10 years, the New York Times reported on Thursday. The new agreement would last for a decade after going into effect in 2018.

Under the current agreement between Israel and the US, which went into effect in 2009, Tel Aviv receives $3 billion a year, most of which is used to buy American military hardware, such as jets and components for missile defense.

Jul 22 05:43

Palestinian Village, Susiya, Faces Annihilation by Israel

Israel and the US have once more come to loggerheads – this time over a tiny Palestinian village in the southernmost part of the West Bank, about 15 kilometers south of Hebron. The village of Khirbet Susiya is home to only 55 Palestinian families, who own title to the land. Not only has Israel denied them planning rights to build on their own land, but now, an Israeli court has cleared the way to simply demolish the entire village.

Jul 22 05:33

47% of Israelis would back unilateral Iran strike: poll

Almost half of Israelis would support a unilateral strike to prevent Iran obtaining the atomic bomb, an opinion poll carried out after a nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers found. Nearly three-quarters of respondents in the poll published by the Maariv newspaper today said they thought the agreement would accelerate Iran's development of a nuclear weapon, not prevent it as claimed by the powers. Asked "Do you support independent military action by Israel against Iran if such action is needed to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon?" 47 percent said yes, 35 percent said no and 18 per cent expressed no opinion. Asked: "In your view, does the agreement that was signed bring Iran closer to obtaining a nuclear weapons capability?" 71 per cent said yes.
Note: Israel was founded by terrorist and has instigated nothing but war.....that is fact not opinion.

Jul 22 05:25

Free Palestine Movement Resigned from the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

Please be advised that the Free Palestine Movement resigns from the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, effective immediately.

We resign because of the disgraceful, disrespectful and unjust treatment of Alison Weir and her organization, If Americans Knew, in the procedures to expel her from the Campaign on the spurious grounds of insufficient avoidance of anti-Semitic persons and institutions.

Jul 21 20:20

Israel approves 20 year prison terms for stone throwers

"Israel’s Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, is a member of the ultra-Zionist and religious Jewish Home party."

Recently Israel‘s military cleared itself of any wrong doing in the thousands of Palestinian civilians deaths over the years including the slaughter of 4 Palestinian children playing soccer on the beach last year by Israeli forces.

Jul 21 13:38

International Nuclear Hypocrisy

Iran vs Israel: NPT non-signatory nuclear armed Israel is the global threat. Shouldn’t the world impose on Israel harsher financial and economic sanctions, boycott and political seclusion than they had imposed on the NPT signatory peaceful nuclear Iran???

Jul 21 12:19

Free Palestine Movement Resigned from the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

Congratulation to the Free Palestine Movement for making the step. We are moving rapidly towards a partitioned solidarity movement. The separation wall between the Anti Zionist Zionists AKA AZZ and the rest of us is impossible to deny.

Jul 21 10:30

Israel names boycott drive as threat equal to militant groups, Iran nuclear program

Ten years ago, a small group of Palestinian activists had a novel idea: inspired by the anti-apartheid movement, they called for a global boycott movement against Israel as a nonviolent method to promote the Palestinian struggle for independence.

Long confined to the sidelines, the so-called BDS movement appears to be gaining momentum — so much so that Israel has identified it as a strategic threat on a par with Palestinian militant groups and the Iranian nuclear program.

Jul 21 10:24

Wag the Naz! Wag the Nazi!

Jul 21 09:18

The Iran nuclear pact and US imperialism’s drive for global hegemony

After 20 months of negotiations, the Obama administration last week reached agreement with Iran, China, France, Russia, the UK and Germany on a 15-year accord to “normalize” Iran’s civil nuclear program. Should this agreement survive the opposition of sections of the US ruling elite, it will constitute a significant tactical shift on the part of US imperialism, one with potentially far-reaching implications.

Jul 21 08:46

New Probe Exposes Horrific Child Abuse by Israeli Forces

Israeli forces are choking, beating, and abusing Palestinian children as young as 11, arresting and coercing them into confessions without granting them access to lawyers or even informing their parents of their whereabouts, a new investigation from Human Rights Watch reveals.

Jul 21 07:49

Netanyahu’s self-serving scare tactics: Why his Iran fear-mongering is riddled with contradictions

Prime Minister Netanyahu’s scare tactics aren’t a revelation of Iran’s power but of his own weakness in terms of the deal’s ratification. He expects the American people to believe impossible things about the Iranians. It’s not that there’s a single dictator like North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, who could be imagined perhaps to break with reality and commit suicide via nuclear. No, Netanyahu wants us to believe that a vast network of actors—the ayatollahs and the president and their advisors and staffs, the negotiators for the recent deal, their own staffs, et al—are all waiting for the day when they can end the comfort and power and wealth they’ve worked so hard to gain. To say that it strains credulity is an understatement. How much of what Netanyahu says is similarly overblown? Israel does face threats from groups at its borders. How do we evaluate those threats as Netanyahu describes them now that his capacity for insane hyperbole is fully known? Is Hamas the threat he says it is?

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Jul 21 06:49

Jeb Bush's Zionist Paymasters: Bloomberg and Rothschild

Jeb Bush’s work as an adviser at Lehman Brothers and Barclays puts him squarely in the middle of two of the largest financial crimes in recent history.

Jul 21 06:45

Israel’s war on Palestinian statehood

Israel doesn’t want Hamas and likeminded groups destroyed. It wants them weakened, contained, isolated in the case of Gaza, and used as pretexts for occupation harshness.

It allies with takfiri terrorists to achieve its objectives – notably the Islamic State (IS). It supplies weapons. It treats its wounded in Israeli hospitals.

Jul 21 06:24

UN recognizes Palestinian NGO that Israel claims has ties to Hamas

The United Nations approved UN accreditation Monday for the London-based Palestinian Return Center in a defeat for Israel which claims the organization is affiliated with Hamas and "openly promotes terrorism."

The center, which describes itself as an independent consultancy dedicated to find a solution for the Palestinian refugees in accordance with international law, has denied the Israeli allegations. It announced last Friday that it was starting legal action against Israel's UN Mission for alleged defamation.

Jul 21 06:21

Iran calls nuclear deal great defeat for Israel: 'Never has the Zionist regime been so isolated'

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said during a speech to parliament on Tuesday that the country's nuclear deal with the West was a great defeat for Israel.

"Never before was the Zionist regime so isolated, even among her own allies," he said.

Jul 20 16:03

Khirbet Susiya: Israeli peace activists to stage 'sleep-in' protest in Palestinian village to save it from demolition

Israeli activists have volunteered to sleep in the West Bank village of Khirbet Susiya, fearing the Israeli army may carry out a threat to demolish it.

The village’s battle for survival is also being backed by the UK and US governments which view it as a test case of Palestinian ability to stay on occupied land in the face of Israeli pressure. Israeli military authorities say the village of 340 people was built illegally, but villagers and their backers say it is virtually impossible to get building permission due to discriminatory Israeli planning practices.

Jul 20 15:44

Operation Samson: Israel's Deployment of Nuclear Missiles on Subs from Germany

Many have wondered for years about the exact capabilities of the submarines Germany exports to Israel. Now, experts in Germany and Israel have confirmed that nuclear-tipped missiles have been deployed on the vessels. And the German government has long known about it.

Jul 20 15:43

Israel's 150+ nuclear weapons taboo on BBC radio as Iran nuclear deal signed (Tue14Jul15)

Jul 20 14:24

Light at the end of Britain's Zionist tunnel?

Stuart Littlewood examines what is so far known about the new leader of Britain’s Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron, who “has all the makings of an Israeli stooge”, and contrasts hims with Labour front-runner and justice advocate Jeremy Corbyn.

Jul 20 13:58

'Choked, beaten & strip-searched': HRW slams Israel for ‘abusive arrests’ of Palestinian kids

Israeli security forces have performed “abusive arrests” of Palestinian children, chocking, beating and threatening kids as young as 11, a global watchdog said in a report.

“Israeli security forces have used unnecessary force to arrest or detain Palestinian children as young as 11,” a report published by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Monday.

Jul 20 11:45

A light at the end of the pro-Israel tunnel?

If Jeremy Corbyn wins leadership of the UK Labour Party foreign policy could take a turn for the better

Note how the UK Government will not lift a finger to break the crippling 8-year siege of Gaza or protect humanitarian flotillas from Israeli assault on the high seas, but would happily bomb the hell out of Libya, Syria or anywhere else the US/Israel axis points its finger.

Jul 20 11:10

FLASHBACK - Israeli Professor: 'We Could Destroy All European Capitals'

An Israeli professor and military historian hinted that Israel could avenge the holocaust by annihilating millions of Germans and other Europeans.

Speaking during an interview which was published in Jerusalem Friday, Professor Martin Van Crevel said Israel had the capability of hitting most European capitals with nuclear weapons.

"We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets of our air force."

Jul 20 10:54

FLASHBACK 2014 - US investigates illegal military equipment shipments from Israel to Iran

Israeli arms dealers twice tried to send spare parts for fighter planes to Iran, The Telegraph has established, flouting an international arms embargo and openly contradicting the bitter enmity between the Jewish state and the Islamic regime.

The illegal shipments are now being investigated by the US Homeland Security Department after they were intercepted by authorities in Greece.

The potentially explosive revelation came as six world powers resumed negotiations with Iran in Vienna aimed at reaching a long-term agreement over Tehran’s nuclear programme.

Jul 20 10:52

Iran Agreement Boosts Peace, Defeats Neocons

The agreement has reduced the chance of a US attack on Iran, which is a great development. But the interventionists will not give up so easily. Already they are organizing media and lobbying efforts to defeat the agreement in Congress. Will they have enough votes to over-ride a presidential veto of their rejection of the deal? It is unlikely, but at this point if the neocons can force the US out of the deal it may not make much difference. Which of our allies, who are now facing the prospect of mutually-beneficial trade with Iran, will be enthusiastic about going back to the days of a trade embargo? Which will support an attack on an Iran that has proven to be an important trading partner and has also proven reasonable in allowing intrusive inspections of its nuclear energy program?

Jul 20 10:49

Israeli army incursion into Syria hits refugee camp

The Israeli military on Wednesday stormed a camp for displaced Syrians near the boundary line between the 70 percent of the Golan Heights occupied by Israel and the rest of Syria, according to Syrian activists.

The al-Shahaar refugee camp is located near Jabata al-Khashab, a Syrian town in the Quneitra province. The area is mostly controlled by Syrian opposition forces fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

“This camp includes a large number of civilians fleeing the fighting between opposition forces and the regime, and who were forced today to go to Jabata al-Khashab in search of refuge after the Israeli army’s raid,” Abu Hamza al-Jowlani, a media activist, told al-Araby al-Jadeed in an Arabic-language report.

Jabata al-Khashab, a nearby town, is located within the boundary lines of the United Nations-administered “buffer zone” between the Israeli-occupied portion of the Golan and the rest of the area.

Jul 20 10:40

GAZA ~~ THE AFTERMATH // IN PHOTOS

As Israel continues to whine about the prospects of peace with Iran, the people of Gaza continue to suffer from the war last summer ….

Jul 20 10:39

Book Review ~~ THE IDEA OF ISRAEL: A HISTORY OF POWER AND KNOWLEDGE

If you are an Israeli and are a product of the Israeli education system, especially under the age of 40, read this book.

If you are a Jewish-American and have been blindly consuming your institutional, mainstream “idea of Israel,” read this book.

If you are a U.S. lawmaker, writing the annual checks to Israel and playing jack-in-the-box every time the Israeli prime minister speaks in the Congress, read this book.

If you are a Palestinian who thinks Israelis are not worth engaging because they all know the history, read this book.

Jul 20 10:23

AIPAC and Its “Better” Iran Deal

Say Congress rejects this deal. Then Obama vetoes it. Then, in no small part because of AIPAC’s balls-to-the-wall lobbying against the deal, Republican hawks manage to peel off enough Democrats to override the veto. Then Obama is blocked by law from waiving Iran sanctions, and the nuclear deal collapses before implementation even begins. The big question: Then what?

AIPAC insists that the “alternative to this bad deal is a better deal,” but how does one get there? One way would be to say to the Iranians, Uh, hey guys. That was tough for you, but you gotta give us more, because of the Israel Lobby. But that’s not going to work: the 20 months of talks since the signing of the interim accord in Geneva—which AIPAC did not publicly object to—were a painstaking affair marked by compromises and concessions.

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AIPAC and Israel do not want a deal at all. They want Iran smashed into little pieces, crushed as was the case with Iraq, so long as American kids have to do the dirty work!

Jul 20 09:33

ISIS suspected in car bombing of Hamas, Islamic Jihad men in Gaza

According to Hamas sources, at this point, the identity of those involved is unclear. One possibility is that ISIS-linked militants carried out the attacks, following the release of some, but not all, of ISIS-linked prisoners held by Hamas for the recent holiday.

Hamas did not point fingers at any group or organization but noted that this deed only serves Israel and the occupation.

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Isn't it funny how the eeeeeevil Islamic ISIS never attacks Israel, but does constantly attack Israel's enemies!

Jul 20 09:27

Israelis, Saudis Considering Attack on Iran in Wake of Nuke Deal

By Brandon Turbeville

I have argued from the very beginning of the US-Iran nuclear talks that the diplomacy taking place was nothing more than theatre to be used later in the rush to war as evidence that the US did “everything in its power” to avoid confrontation. Considering the years of propaganda surrounding Iran and its nuclear program, it should be clear that the recent US-Iran nuclear deal was nothing more than a show...

Jul 19 23:08

Israel Cracks Down on TV Station for Palestinian Minority

Government orders TV channel closed for links to Palestinian Authority, while Israel’s culture minister vows to ‘censor’ critics.

Jul 19 15:28

Iraqi Forces Shoot Down ISIL's Israeli-Made Spy Drone in Western Iraq

Iraq's popular forces reported that they have brought down a hostile surveillance aircraft over the Southeastern Fallujah in Anbar Province.

They said that the wreckage of the ISIL's spy drone carried 'Israel-Made' labels.

Jul 19 12:10

Donald Trump, Drudge, Israel Blast Obama Nuke Deal With Iran

Obama acted out of “desperation”

At an event in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Tuesday, Presidential candidate Donald Trump said, “I don’t understand the president. He dealt from desperation, and he shouldn’t have been desperate.” The real estate mogul went on to criticize the withdrawal of sanctions on Iran, the limitations on access to nuclear sites by inspectors and the exclusion of four American prisoners in the country from the deal.

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