PALESTINE

Mar 12 10:21

As rockets rain down, Liberman calls for IDF to recapture Gaza

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman on Wednesday evening said the IDF should reoccupy the Gaza Strip in response to an ongoing, massive rocket bombardment of southern Israel, and said that the Israeli government must defend its citizens even if it jeopardized peace talks with the Palestinians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... which was the whole point of this false-flag operation to begin with!

Mar 12 10:09

IDF Tanks in Gaza After 60 Rockets Hit Israel

The IDF has sent tanks into Gaza over the past several minutes, and have already eliminated two terror targets, in response to the barrage of rocket fire on Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yep, those rockets were a false-flag to justify another Israeli aggression against the Palestinians (and derail the peace talks)!

Mar 12 09:24

POSSIBLE FALSE FLAG - Gaza militants fire barrage of rockets into southern Israel

A barrage of at least 25 rockets was fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel on Wednesday evening. There were no casualties.

The IDF's Iron Dome system successfully intercepted three rockets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's see, 3 out of 25 interceptions is a 12% hit rate; not exactly a successful system, yet the US Government just sent Israel another $400 million to pay for more of the same.

Cost per Iron dome missile, is $35,000 to $50,000 each (not including amortized cost of the launching systems).

Cost of the home-made rockets used by Gaza (or Israelis playing at being Gazans), roughly $800, launched from a wood ramp.

From a purely economic point of view, Israel is losing this battle, although Israel doesn't care because the American taxpayer picks up the tab.

Mar 12 08:50

israeli Navy warships intercept #FreedomWaves to #Gaza in Int'l Water

Mar 12 06:35

Six Palestinians killed in 24 hours by Israeli forces

Tuesday marked a day of funerals as Palestinians across the West Bank and Gaza mourned six killed by Israeli forces within twenty-four hours. Three were killed in the West Bank in separate instances and three were killed in the Gaza Strip from an air strike. Four others were killed Tuesday afternoon in Gaza during a “work accident” while constructing an explosive according to a statement by Hamas, bringing the total casualty count to ten.

In the West Bank on Monday Israeli border police at the Allenby crossing shot a Jordanian judge during an altercation on a bus. Raed Zeitar, 38, originally from Nablus had been living in Jordan since 2011 and was en route to the West Bank to visit his six-year old daughter who is hospitalized in a coma. In a statement the Israeli army said Zeitar was fired at after he attempted to seize an officer’s weapon

Mar 11 16:12

Breaking - Freedom Waves to Gaza ship boarded by Israeli Military

Canadian and Irish ships sailing with Freedom Waves to Gaza have been illegally boarded by the Israeli military in international waters a short while ago.

The Israeli military stated that “Upon arrival of the vessels at the Ashdod port, the activists will be transferred to the custody of the Israel Police and immigration authorities in the Ministry of Interior”.

Freedom Waves to Gaza organizers have been unable to communicate with the ships since soon after the vessels were approached by Israeli warships earlier this afternoon.

Mar 11 11:48

BDS AND THE AMERICAN JEWISH COMMUNITY

The use of name-calling like “anti-Semites” and “delegtimizers” is problematic for a number of reasons, not only because its claims are untrue, but also because it takes the focus off the real issue at hand – whether and how Israel is, in fact, violating international law and basic human rights principles – and, instead, recklessly impugns the characters of those advocating for Israel to be held accountable.

Mar 10 10:01

TRIGGER HAPPY ISRAELI SOLDIERS CAUGHT ON VIDEO

The brief video below from Amnesty International highlights the killing of Samir as one of several where Israeli occupation forces have “carried out willful killings which could amount to war crimes.”

The video was released to complement Amnesty’s recent report “?‘Trigger-happy’ Israeli army and police use reckless force in the West Bank.”

Mar 10 10:00

RABBINICAL SATANIC VERSES

According to a weekly Hebrew magazine, several rabbis, including the rabbi of Safad, Shmuel Eliyahu, recently proposed the establishment of death camps for the Palestinians.

Mar 10 06:54

Check The Label – Boycott Israeli Produce

The call for boycotting Israel has grown significantly in recent years. The main purpose of this global campaign is to bring Israel to account for its human rights violations against Palestinians. The reason such civil action is necessary is because governments around the world with the power to intervene have repeatedly failed to utilise international legal apparatus in to hold Israel to account for its crimes.

Mar 10 06:43

Arab League won’t recognize Israel as ‘Jewish state’

The Arab League (AL) has dropped its support behind acting Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas in rejection of Israel’s demand for being recognized as a "Jewish state."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I refuse to recognize the USA as a "white" state. Same difference!

Mar 09 10:22

KERRY SAID 9 MONTHS TO ‘PEACE DEAL’ …. BIBI SAYS 1 YEAR

Prime minister says Kerry framework agreement is an ‘American document of American positions’ while Abbas categorically rejects recognizing Israel as a Jewish state.

Mar 09 07:50

Israeli PM says colony freeze ‘would serve nothing’

Occupied Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he is opposed to freezing construction in colonies as a means to extend US-sponsored peace talks with Palestinians.

Such a freeze “would serve nothing,” Netanyahu told public radio.

Mar 09 07:49

Netanyahu: Peace talks require at least another year

Getting to a peace agreement with the Palestinians would take at least another year of negotiations, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in remarks aired Sunday, while promising that Jerusalem will not give up its “security and national needs” in any deal.

Mar 08 09:02

Israel denies EU request to meet with Palestinian prisoners

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman refused to allow a delegation from the European Parliament to visit Palestinians jailed in Israeli prisons, a local newspaper reported Friday.

Mar 08 08:23

Israel to build 1,400 new homes in territory claimed by Palestinian

Israel on Friday announced plans to build 1,400 new homes in Jewish settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, territory the Palestinians claim for their future state.

Even though it was no surprise, the announcement is likely to anger the Palestinians and could cast a shadow on the U.S.-led peace efforts.

Mar 08 08:03

Netanyahu: I did not commit to freeze settlement construction

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he did not commit to freezing settlement construction during his meeting with US President Barack Obama and that he will reject any agreement with the Palestinians that does not meet Israel’s security needs.

Israel Radio quoted Netanyahu on Friday, on his way back to Israel, telling Israeli journalists that he considered extending the negotiating period between the Israelis and Palestinians in US Secretary of State John Kerry’s framework agreement unlikely to make a difference for the Israeli coalition government, as most of its members reject the idea of establishing a Palestinian state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And there is the reason there will never be peace. Israel demands recognition of their right to exist and have a state, while denying those exact same thing to everyone else.

Mar 07 08:12

US Foreign Policy, Israel and collective responsibility

Are the citizens of the United States of America aware of their country's external policymaking? Not the lies and tales peddled as the truth in their biased media but the truth, the whole truth and nothing but? Does the average American agree with a policy of bulldozing homes or with vetoing a Resolution which condemns it?

The list of US vetoes of UN Security Council Resolutions condemning Israel for excesses is long and on the list are vetoes of Resolutions which guaranteed human rights, which condemned Israel for abuses, for aggression, for wanton destruction of property. The United States of America has also vetoed condemnation of policy which included seizing land and building settlements on it, displacing the residents, desecrating their farms and cemeteries.

Apr 05 09:17

CAN PEACE BECOME A REALITY USING THE SOCIAL MEDIA AS A TOOL?

In an address at the 2012 Launch startup conference in San Francisco, Shimon Peres, the president of Israel, told his audience that social media is crucial for the attainment of peace between Israel and Palestine. “The idea behind it is governments until now negotiated peace,” he said. “I think the best way to achieve peace is when the people negotiate peace directly by talking to each other.” Many of his constituents seem to agree, and the web-based community in that country has recently taken a collective stand for peaceful relations between the two long-time enemies.

Apr 04 19:36

Britain’s Mad-House Foreign Policy

The best and cheapest way of protecting our national security is simply to eject the madmen from the Foreign Office and stop pimping for the US and its mad-dog protegé.

Let’s see how quickly the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with Mr Bellingham’s help, can get their skates on and straighten out the simple matter of Palestine’s status so that Israel’s strutting psychopaths can finally be brought to book.

Apr 04 19:11

In Defense of Helen Thomas: What’s Wrong With History?

Helen Thomas’s recent request to purchase a table at the upcoming White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) annual dinner has been rejected.

In a comment on that story I said, “It’s hard to imagine anything more wrong than this.”

I base my opinion on the fact that the 91-year-old Thomas, a former WHCA president, is unique among American journalists, having covered 10 different presidential administrations in a career stretching back to Dwight Eisenhower.

It is because of Thomas as much as anyone else that women were first included at the WHCA dinner since, as the WHCA’s website mentions:

Apr 04 14:51

Britain's mad-house foreign policy

Stuart Littlewood highlights Britain's double standards and contradictory policies in the Middle East: on the one hand irrational belligerence and warmongering towards Iran even though this is contrary to British national interests, and on the other cosying up to and taking its cue from Israel, a criminal, aggressive state whose behaviour contradicts British values and interests.

Apr 04 14:49

Israel set to uproot 30,000 of its own Bedouin citizens

Neve Gordon explains why Israel's plans to move entire communities of its own Bedouin citizens from their ancestral lands in the Negev and put them in townships will deprive them of their livelihood and land rights.

”I asked Abu Afash what he thinks will happen if they do not reach an agreement with the government. He paused for a moment and then replied that … ‘they will not put us on buses and move us, they will simply shut down the schools and wait. When we see we cannot send our children to school we will “willingly" move’.

“This is how forced relocation becomes voluntary and how Israel will likely represent it to the world.” (Neve Gordon)

Apr 04 08:30

Pro-Palestinian groups plan April 15 mass arrival in Israel

'More than 1,000 activists with European and other passports intend to fly to Israel's Ben-Gurion Airport for a Land Day event,' organizer tells Haaretz.

Apr 04 08:28

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT DENIES JUSTICE TO PALESTINE

The International Criminal Court will not investigate Israel’s conduct during its December 2008 offensive on Gaza because Palestine is not a state, the world prosecutor said Tuesday.

In a statement, the ICC prosecutor acknowledged that over 130 countries and some UN bodies recognize Palestine as a state.

But, Palestine still holds observer status in the UN, and so the ICC cannot at this time investigate allegations of war crimes committed on Palestinian territory, the prosecutor said.

Mar 14 08:54

Israeli Police Drops Teargascanister For Fun

It's *just* teargas, but still...

Jan 16 10:15

REWRITING THE BIBLE IN ISRAEL

When you shall besiege a city a long time, and wage war to capture it, you shall not destroy its trees by wielding an ax against fruit trees… Only the trees which you know are not trees for food, you may destroy and cut them down to build siege machinery against the city waging war with you. (Deut. 20:19-20)

Jun 01 07:52

FLASHBACK - Most Members of Congress Remain Committed to Israel’s Blockade of Gaza

Administration officials and Washington lawmakers indicated the United States is not willing to urge Israel to lift its blockade of Gaza, even as activists seek to highlight the issue after civilian deaths during Israel’s interception of a Gaza-bound flotilla.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With the recent release of the United Nations Human Rights Council report condemning the brutal Israeli attack on the flotilla and declaring the blockade of Gaza a violation of international law, every single member of the United States Government who supports that blockade is an accessory after-the-fact in a violation of international law. How much longer will we live in a nation run by criminals willing to subvert the laws for Israel's gains?

Back in 1948 and 1949, the USSR imposed a blockade on West Berlin to starve that nation into abandoning their elected leaders and accepting Soviet rule. This is identical to the situation in Gaza where Israel is trying to starve the Palestinians into abandoning their elected leaders and accepting Israeli rule.

But back in 19648, we had a far more moral and principled government that had the spine to stand up for what is right, and the US and its allies launched the Berlin Airlift, flying 200,000 flights into Berlin, delivering 13,000 tons of goods per day for a year until the blockade collapsed.

Oh to have real leaders like that again!

"On the radio talk shows and T.V.
You hear one thing again and again
How the U.S.A. stands for freedom
And we come to the aid of a friend

But who are the ones that we call our friends
These governments killing their own?
Or the people who finally can't take anymore
So they pick up a gun, or a brick, or a stone

And there are lives in the balance
There are people under fire
There are children at the cannons

And there is blood on the wire..."

-- Jackson Browne "Lives in the Balance"

Sep 23 07:46

ISRAEL: THE MAPS TELL THE TRUE STORY

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

The following maps show what Israel has actually done.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Re-posted in light of Israel's latest bombing of Gaza, preceded by the traditional Israeli false-flag to justify it.

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