PALESTINE

Jul 30 14:18

US resupplying Israel with ammunition even after condemning shelling of Gaza school

No sooner than the White House condemned the shelling of a United Nations-operated school in Gaza on Wednesday did news break that the Pentagon will supply the Israeli military with new ammunition to further their campaign on the war-ravaged city.

That afternoon, CNN reported that the United States military will be honoring a request from Israel for assistance in the midst of their weeks-long campaign against militants from Hamas residing in Gaza City.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No money for US schools, no money for America's hungry and homeless, no money for Detroit, no money for border security, no money for wounded vets, but plenty of YOUR tax money to send more weapons to Israel!

Jul 30 13:45

Jews Stage Massive Anti-War Protests In Tel Aviv, New York and Elsewhere

(Jews and Palestinians have been holding anti-war protests throughout Israel, but the mainstream media has refused to cover them.)

Jul 30 13:02

UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness breaks down live on TV after Israeli massacre of children in Gaza school

Jul 30 12:03

Tory MPs' visit to Israel condemned as bad timing

Labour MP criticises visit to military facility in Israel by the Conservative Friends of Israel as Cameron calls for ceasefire

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As is the case with the Canadian politicians, they visit Israel and are briefed by Israeli government officials, but do not visit the West Bank or Gaza.

Jul 30 10:47

Razing Gaza: Before and after satellite images show the true devastation of Israel's bombardment as 700 homes and mosques are turned to rubble and 400 craters blight the war zone

The obliteration of Gaza from relentless Israeli air strikes and tank shelling was laid bare today in a series of satellite images charting the escalating violence across the region.

Analysis from UN satellite experts reveal how hundreds of buildings have been razed to the ground in a series of attacks that have killed more than 1,300 Palestinians over the last three weeks.

Using images from July 6 - before the conflict began - and comparing them with ones from July 25, they have identified 700 destroyed structures, many of them homes and mosques.

Jul 30 10:43

Twin Strikes Claim 37 Lives in Gaza as Israel War Widens

Twin strikes on a United Nations school and the main public market in Gaza City claimed the lives of 37 people, Palestinians said, as Israel expanded its three-week-old offensive in the territory.

The UN Relief and Works Agency accused Israel of violating international law with the attack on the school, which it said was sheltering 3,300 people who had sought refuge there from the fighting. The Israeli army said troops were responding to fire launched at them from the vicinity. It also said it was looking into the report of an air strike on the market.

The attacks came as the Israeli military pushed deeper into the Hamas-controlled territory, according to military spokesman Brigadier-General Moti Almoz, in an interview with Army Radio. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said today his army is ready to broaden its incursion further as it hunts for tunnels militants built to slip into Israel.

Jul 30 10:39

For Shame! Canadian MP's "fact find" for Israel's "perspective"

The six parliamentarians travelling on the mission, which returns to Canada on Thursday, are: Liberal MPs Carolyn Bennett and John McCallum, Conservative MPs Randy Hoback, Ted Opitz and David Sweet and Liberal Sen. Grant Mitchell.

3 Cons and 3 Libs- The two sides of the same coin.

Bought and Paid for by an Israeli lobby in Canada- The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs

"the parliamentarians won't be going to Gaza"

Fogel also made no excuses for the fact that the view they'll get of the conflict will be one-sided, with briefings provided by Israeli government and military officials.

"But for us, the issue is very much focused on what Israel has had to endure"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, Canada; your politicians are every bit as much whores for Israel as ours are! What are you going to do about it?

Jul 30 10:37

Israeli university rebukes professor who expressed sympathy for both Israeli, Gazan victims

Bar Ilan University students, faculty and administrators are up in arms over a law professor’s email to his students that opened with an expression of sympathy for all victims of the Israel-Gaza war, implicitly reminding them that the overwhelming majority of those victims are Gazans.

Jul 30 10:34

Israel Strikes Gaza Market During Partial Truce

Israel launches a deadly assault on a busy marketplace, hours after an attack on a UN school where Palestinians were sheltering.

Jul 30 10:29

‘Telegenically Dead Palestinians’: Why Israel Is Losing the American Media War

In many ways, the story of this month's eruption of violence in Israel and Palestine has been depressingly familiar. But in one interesting way it has been a little bit different from the beginning: American audiences are seeing the story of the conflict, perhaps more than ever before, through Palestinian eyes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a classic case of being hoisted with your own petard. As the independent media has gained audience over the last decade, corporate media, ad agencies, and public relations firms have, to continue their profits, maintained that they are still in control of the minds of America and can make the dumb sheep think whatever they want them to.

Israel took them at their word and sent our the order, "Make them think we are the good guys as we slaughter the Palestinians."

And the corporate media, ad agencies, and public relations firms have, to put it mildly, cratered this assignment.

Which is a good thing. Israel is not only wrecking their own credibility but that of the governments that support them, and the aforesaid corporate media, ad agencies, and public relations firms.

'Bout time.

Jul 30 09:22

Australian Parliament Members Speak Out Against Israel

Several state and federal Australian MPs have come out against Israel for their war crimes in Gaza. Although Australia’s government is still largely pro-Jew, this is a good sign. It is certainly a better situation than what we see in Jewmerica where we literally have no politicians regardless of political affiliation speaking out against Israel and evil Jews.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Australia's parliament makes the US Congress look like a bunch of PUSSIES!

Jul 30 09:15

DEBUNKING 5 ISRAELI POINTS JUSTIFYING GENOCIDE

Israel denies Palestinians the right to govern and protect themselves, while simultaneously invoking the right to self-defense. This is a conundrum and a violation of international law, one that Israel deliberately created to evade accountability.

Jul 30 09:15

19 MORE ‘TERRORISTS’ MURDERED BY ISRAEL ~~ HUNDREDS WOUNDED

srael killed at least 19 Palestinians sheltering in a school in Gaza’s biggest refugee camp on Wednesday, a U.N. official said, as Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal to try to halt more than three weeks of fighting.

Some 3,000 Palestinians, including many women and children, were taking refuge in the building in Jebalya refugee camp when it came under fire around dawn, Khalil al-Halabi, director of northern Gaza operations for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) said.

Jul 30 07:42

Please Do Not Look Away From Israel’s Wholesale Slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza – Funded By U.S. Taxpayers!

Israel commits genocide and crimes against humanity. The UN and US turn blind eyes. And why not when the United States slaughters black males, children and the mentally ill for profit, sex and experimentation. The enforcers of these atrocities the United States government.

In the United States, genocide and crimes against humanity are condoned, encouraged and rewarded.

Why would the United States care about Palestinians when the it doesn’t give a sh*t about its own citizens?

Jul 30 07:37

'You can't call it self-defence while you're murdering children': Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz lead the celebrity revolt over Gaza 'genocide'

Spain's leading film stars Penélope Cruz, Pedro Almodóvar and Javier Bardem are the latest major celebrities to go public with their views on the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

The trio are among a group of actors who have penned an open letter in a Spanish newspaper calling for Europe to condemn Israel's bombing of the Palestinian territory, which has now claimed at least 1,200 lives - many of them civilians.

The Spanish stars follow in the wake of celebrities, including singers Zayn Malik, Rihanna and Selena Gomez, and comedian Joan Rivers, who have spoken out either for or against the bombardment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only one who spoke out for it was Joan Rivers, who the Daily Mail apparently felt they needed to throw in there to make it look like opinions are evenly divided.

Jul 30 07:35

Did UN warn Israel SEVENTEEN times that bombed school was housing refugees? Horror as tank strike leaves 19 Palestinians dead and 125 injured

Israel was warned no fewer than 17 times that a school it destroyed with tank strikes killing 16 Palestinians and injuring 125 others had been housing refugees, the UN claimed today.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) said children were killed as they slept next to their parents on the floor of a classroom in the Jabaliya refugee camp when shells smashed into the complex overnight.

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl said it was the sixth time one of the organisation's schools had been struck by Israeli bombardments during the 23-day conflict.

In a furious response to the attack, he said: 'This is an affront to all of us, a source of universal shame. Today, the world stands disgraced.

'We know that there were multiple civilian deaths and injuries including of women and children and the UNRWA guard who was trying to protect the site.

'These are people who were instructed to leave their homes by the Israeli army.

Jul 30 07:32

What's not a target for Israel?

Israeli forces have killed more than 200 Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip over the past 23 days. In order to obfuscate this harsh reality, Israeli officials claim "self-defence" and contend that civilian deaths are justified because Hamas allegedly uses Palestinians in Gaza as human shields. Israel is an occupying power that is attacking and destroying an occupied Palestinian civilian population. These civilian deaths are not collateral damage. They are war crimes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And Obama in his anger and outrage, especially after the insults to Secretary of State John Kerry ... sends more money to Israel and hits Russia with sanctions!

Jul 30 07:30

What the Israeli Shill really said

Jul 30 07:20

Rolling coverage of current situation in Gaza (07:30 GMT) (P.1) (29/7/2014)

Jul 30 07:20

Rolling coverage of current situation in Gaza (07:30 GMT) (P.2) (29/7/2014)

Jul 30 06:07

On Israel’s Doomed Fate

Just a month ago it seemed as if only divine intervention could save the Palestinians. However, as things stand at the moment, even God may find it difficult to rescue his favourite people. Israel has sunk into a fatal political, military and ideological paralysis. The destiny of the Jewish State has been revealed. It has no future in the region.

The key to understanding of Israel’s paralysis is not complicated. As much as Israelis favour the deployment of their devastating military might and its fire power, Israelis do not like to be caught with blood on their hands. As much as they like to kill, they hate to be the killers. This dilemma has matured into a political, ideological, strategic and spiritual deadlock. It puts the Jewish State into an impossible scenario that makes dwelling on someone’s else land simply unimaginable.

Jul 30 06:02

Relevance of Hannah Arendt’s “A Report On The Banality Of Evil” To Gaza

HA’s penetrating analysis in the book furnishes insights both into the mind of the perpetrators, and the overall societal mindset they were embedded in, which made these horrendous acts possible without any weight on their conscience. It provides a template for studying all such acts of barbarity by the organized and brute force of the state, with full complicity of the overwhelming population, against people who are made stateless either in the sense of being deprived of the state they had hitherto lived in or are forced to live as stateless wards of occupying power.

Jul 30 06:00

Hoax alert: video of “child firing an RPG on Gaza Beach” actually from Libya

Earlier this month The Electronic Intifada rumbled a hoax video claiming to show “Hamas using children as human shields” – in fact the video was from Syria.

Two days ago another hoax video, this one titled “Palestinian child firing an RPG on Gaza Beach July 2014,” was uploaded to YouTube.

But in fact the video is not from from Palestine at all.

The original appears to have been uploaded to LiveLeak three days ago. The description of the video says it may have been from Libya.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The video has been removed from YouTube, but don't worry; Israel will be back with another dirty by this afternoon!

Jul 30 05:59

"Nowhere to Go": Gaza Suffers One of Deadliest Days So Far as Israel Vows "Protracted" Assault

Despite a U.N. Security Council call for a ceasefire, Israel has intensified its attack on Gaza and warned of a "protracted campaign." Palestinian officials say more than 110 people have been killed in the past 24 hours, with some saying Monday was the most intensive night of bombing so far. In this time period, Israel attacked more than 150 sites including Gaza’s only power station and a media center that houses the broadcasting headquarters of Hamas and a number of other Arab satellite news channels.

Jul 30 05:51

Crime (Israel) and punishment (Russia)

So Obama, Merkel, Cameron, Hollande and Italian Premier Matteo Renzi - let's call them the Fab Five - get on a video conference call to muster their courage and "increase pressure" asking for a cease-fire in Gaza. Later in the day, Israel's Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu delivers his answer, in plain language: he remains dead set on achieving his version of a Final Solution to Gaza. [1] With or without "pressure".

So what's left for the Fab Five after having their illustrious Western collective behinds solemnly kicked? They decide to dump Gaza and instead sanction Russia - again! How brilliant is that as an exit strategy?

Jul 30 05:49

Video: If you voted for Hamas, Israel has a right to kill you, says president of NY Board of Rabbis

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That's like Obama saying that everyone who voted for Romney deserved to be killed!

Jul 30 05:47

Gaza conflict: At least 15 dead after tank shells hit UN school

Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded UN school Wednesday sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting, killing 15 and wounding 90 after tearing through the walls of two classrooms, a spokesman for a UN aid agency and a health official said.

Jul 30 05:40

15 Killed By Israeli Missile In Jabalia School; 4 killed in separate strikes

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza has reported that fifteen Palestinians have been killed, in the early morning hours before dawn Wednesday, when the Israeli army fired a missile into Abu Hussein School, where families had taken shelter, in Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Three others were killed in separate airstrikes, and dozens wounded.

Jul 29 20:46

"Shocked" White House Slams "Fabrication" After Israel TV Leaks Damning Transcript Of Obama-Netanyahu Phone Call

While everyone's attention is glued on Russia and whether Obama can successfully launch World War III, things are going from bad to worse when it also comes to US relations with Israel. Recall that here things were already on the verge of disaster after for some reason, Kerry was unleashed to "arrange" a ceasefire with Israel, when in reality the SecState somehow managed to infuriate every single feuding faction (there are a lot of them), Israel included, after Haaretz wrote that "Kerry ruined everything."

Jul 29 18:44

RAISING ON A BUSTED FLUSH - Israel Still Swears Hamas Kidnapped Those Teens

Prime Minister Netanyahu had promised that Hamas would pay for the murder of Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrach, and Gilad Shaar. But on Friday, Jon Donnison, a BBC reporter, citing the the spokesman, Mickey Rosenfeld, called Israel’s claim that Hamas was responsible into question.

Donnison tweeted that Rosenfeld told him that while the cell on the West Bank was operating alone, it was affiliated with Hamas. However, it did not receive direct orders from Hamas leadership.

Those tweets became the basis for a widely shared blog post saying Israel now conceded that the kidnappers acted in a lone cell and Hamas had nothing to do with it.

The twittersphere exploded with I-told-you-so’s from pro-Palestinian activists, who claimed Israel had manipulated events surrounding the killing of the teens to prepare for and justify its assault on Gaza, which has since killed more than 1,000 Palestinians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Rosenfeld is now recanting his admission, but we don't need his word anyway. The claim that HAMAS kidnapped and killed those teens never made any sense at all. HAMAS and FATAH had just formed their unity government. They needed world support for what they were doing and would not have carried out an act that would turn world opinion against them.

Kidnapping and killing those three teens does not get HAMAS anything it needs.

Kidnapping and killing those three teens does get Netanyahu what he needs; an excuse to bomb Gaza.

Jul 29 18:09

Man from Newfoundland wants Prime Minister Charged for Advocating Genocide against The Palestinians! Makes one proud to be a Canadian!!

Andrew Abbass didn’t quite know what to expect when he walked in the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary’s Corner Brook headquarters on Monday morning.

Abbass was there to file a complaint.

Nothing unusual there for the police force, but the focus of his complaint was a little out of the ordinary.

Abbass is seeking to have Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird charged with advocating for genocide.
“They accepted it and filed the case,” he said shortly after leaving the RNC.

His complaint, which also alleges creation and dissemination of propaganda, breach of public trust and uttering threats, stem from comments Harper and Baird have made about the ongoing Israeli conflict.
“In painting Hamas and the people of Gaza as a terrorist organization they’re basically sanctioning the killing of civilians,” said Abbass.

Jul 29 14:46

Murder By Plane?

Michael Rivero - Outrage over needless deaths in Gaza

Jul 29 13:17

Israel Right or Wrong: But What’s In It For Americans?

It is a familiar scenario. Israeli is killing hundreds of civilians, mostly women and children, and the Zionist propaganda machine is working overtime. The President of the United States reaffirms America’s solemn pledge to protect Israel at all costs and justifies the carnage by stating that Israel has a right to defend itself. Secretary of State John Kerry repeats the message and the US House and Senate pass unanimously American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) drafted resolutions affirming the same.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lies repeatedly and the US media gives him a bully pulpit to spread his disinformation about what is occurring, including the propaganda cartoon depicted above explaining why he had to use artillery and bombs to level a residential district, killing nearly 100 civilians in what was described as a “heinous massacre.”

Jul 29 13:00

The Greatest Injustice of the 20th Century

And the greatest theft ever orchestrated.

In the 1900s, Ashkenazi and European Zionist Jews, under the same pretext as that used by the so called ‘Christian’ Crusaders, flooded into Palestine armed with terror and violence and backed by the imperial might of Britain.

Many political analysts and historians of that time saw the Jewish invasion of Palestine as a British imperial project, this time using Zionist Jews as cannon fodder much like Zionist ‘Christians’ were used during the Middle Ages when the Europeans’ goal was to plunder the area and control the Mediterranean.

Now, the English empire wanted a beachhead to keep the Middle East in turmoil and divided so as to conquer and control the Arabs who control the oil while keeping their own hands on the wells’ spigots. It was a mutually beneficial arrangement: the Jews got their land and the Empire got an outpost.

Jul 29 12:27

Open Letter to the Liberal Party of Canada on Gaza Massacre

Dear Liberal Party of Canada,

Whatever one thinks of the Israel/Palestine "conflict" or Hamas or whether Israel is a democracy, we have one simple question: when will you speak out against Israel’s indiscriminate killing of hundreds of civilians, including over 200 children?

The Liberal Party statement is so detached from the reality of what is taking place in Gaza right now that we have to wonder whether perhaps the second half of the statement got lost somewhere.

Four boys playing soccer on the beach, three kids feeding birds on a roof, and over 200 more; murdered for the sole crime of being Palestinian children. And while the Liberal party's public statement goes to great length to criticize Hamas for targeting civilians, it is entirely silent on Israel's killing of Palestinian children or civilians in general.

The Liberal Party statement fails to point out that it was the Netanyahu government that instigated this "conflict" in the first place.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's review the timetable.

Last month, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and killed in an IDF-controlled region of the West Bank, not Gaza. ISIS has taken credit and even the Israeli media admits that the two suspects named by the Israeli government are not part of HAMAS, but of a group known for disobeying HAMAS and trying to cause trouble for them.

But Netanyahu declares HAMAS, the legally elected government of Gaza, responsible and launches bombing raids into Gaza using the very latest high-tech weapons provided by the US Government and paid for by the US taxpayers.

To put Israel's actions into perspective, let us recall that over the July 4th weekend, 8 people were killed in Chicago. Using Netanyahu's logic, the Democratic party should be blamed and all of Illinois bombed and invaded!

The Palestinians, who have been attacked without provocation, fight back with their home-made rockets, which so far have mostly knocked a few roof tiles loose.

But to Israel's supporters, we should all forget that Israel attacked Gaza without a valid reason, and view Palestine's attempts to defend themselves as the crime, so that Israel can go on pounding the Palestinians with their superior weapons.

I want to point something out. The Israelis sit in their tanks, or the drone operations centers, or fly high above Gaza in their US-supplied warplanes, dropping the latest in US-supplied high tech lethal munitions, and imagine themselves the heroes they read about in the Torah. The Israelis, clearly unafraid of HAMAS rockets, line the hills overlooking Gaza and cheer the carnage, much as the Romans at the Colosseum cheered as the Christians were thrown to the lions. The Palestinians huddle in their giant open-air prison, without an army, a navy, or an air force, and fight back with home-made rockets made out of plumbing supplies.

Not since Thermopylae has the world seen such courage in the face of overwhelming odds. The Palestinians have balls the US and Israel can only dream of, and the world will remember their courage against the tyrants, and the lies by the corporate media's presstitutes and whorespondents trying to protect Israel's aggression!

Jul 29 11:45

Church of the Nativity, April 2002

The Church of Nativity incident remains one of the most talked about acts of brutality by the Israel’s forces. The world saw a siege of the Church of Nativity on April 2, 2002 and it lasted till May 10, 2002. A group of Palestinian Arabs entered the church in Bethlehem, one of the most sacred sites for Christianity, seeking refuge from the Israeli Defense Forces. Israeli soldiers from the IDF surrounded the church and targeted Palestinians, exchanging fires and plunging into the discretion of Holy places of Christians, for which Israel is much noted for.

The first claim of a wrong move from IDF became clear from the statement of Michael Sabbah, Head of the Roman Catholic Church and the Latin patriarch of Jerusalem. He said:

"The basilica is a place of refuge for everybody, even fighters, as long as they lay down their arms. We have an obligation to give refuge to Palestinians and Israelis alike".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel is trying to move away from the embarrassment of having falsely blamed HAMAS for the killing of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank by re-framing the current conflict as "Jews against Muslims." But you need to remember that Israel has a long history of attacking Christian holy sites, as well as blocking access to them during Christian holidays for "security reasons."

Jul 29 11:37

Israel’s Heart of Darkness

“They were conquerors, and for that you want only brute force nothing to boast of, when you have it, since your strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others. They grabbed what they could get for the sake of what was to be got. It was just robbery with violence, aggravated murder on a great scale, and men going at it blind as it is very proper for those who tackle the darkness. The conquest of the earth, which mostly means taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look at it too much…”

– Joseph Conrad “Heart of Darkness”

Jul 29 11:36

Israelis dancing around the bombs before bombing Gaza

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ohm they are having great fun, aren't they!

Remember this blast from the past?


Jul 29 11:15

PHOTO OF GAZAN ‘TERRORIST’ BOMBED BY ISRAEL

They aimed for Haniyeh, but got this one instead ….. VERY DISTURBING PHOTO

Jul 29 11:15

INFOGRAPHIC ~~ CONTRAST BETWEEN 911 AND GAZA

This graphic, “The Five Stages of Grief,” reflects on the shared experiences of grief of Americans and Palestinians in Gaza, while contrasting the stages of healing and recovery.

Jul 29 10:38

Director of Israeli Aerospace Institute Conducts Campaign Disabling My Facebook Account

You are reading the blog of a dangerous man. A very dangerous man. Or so the Israeli pro-war propaganda machine believes. That’s why yesterday, an Israeli Facebook user named Tal Inbar began a campaign to get my Facebook account removed.

Jul 29 10:34

PALESTINE - UN Situation maps

Jul 29 10:31

Ben Stein to discuss his column for American Spectator, "Media Anti-Semitism on the March

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh; this is rich! The US corporate media has been promoting Israel's propaganda left and right, but it is not enough! When they dare show the Gaza side in even the tiniest amount, Israel's supporters should that the corporate media is being "Anti-Semitic!"

How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!

Message to ABCNNBBCBSFOX, since Israel will crap all over you anyway no matter what you do, might as well start telling the truth about what's going on in Palestine.

Jul 29 10:25

Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Pedro Almodovar denounce Israel's 'genocide' in Gaza

Dozens of stars from Spain's cultural scene have added their names to an open letter blasting Israel's Gaza operation, and denouncing Israel's actions as "genocide."

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Jul 29 10:22

HAMAS BOMBS 50 ISRAELI SYNAGOGUES

CAN YOU IMAGINE THE OUTRAGE IF THAT HEADLINE WAS TRUE?
Here’s what really happened …. sans outrage

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Israel targets 50 mosques since start of Gaza offensive

Jul 29 10:22

HUMANIZING PALESTINE

The holiday at the end of Ramadan brings mixed feelings and we could sense this here in Bethlehem on the faces of our Muslim neighbors, friends and colleagues. They tell us of their sadness at the massacres of whole families but they also tell proudly of resistance, persistence, resilience, self help and help to other.

Jul 29 10:21

#GazaUnderAttack ~~ THE NEW GUERNICA

Is Bibi the new Picasso?

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Jul 29 10:16

Naomi Klein: Enough. It’s Time for a Boycott of Israel

It’s time. Long past time. The best strategy to end the increasingly bloody occupation is for Israel to become the target of the kind of global movement that put an end to apartheid in South Africa

Jul 29 10:10

Israel-Gaza conflict: 10 Palestinian children killed and 46 injured in strike on hospital and park

Two strikes which hit the compound of Gaza City’s main hospital and a nearby park killed ten children and wounded 46 on Monday – hours after Israel and Hamas had declared a truce.

The park in the Shati refugee camp was hit minutes after a strike on the outpatients unit at the Shifa Hospital on the edge of the city.

Ayman Sahabani, the head of the emergency room at Shifa Hospital, claimed that children were playing on a swing in the park when they were killed. Nine of the 10 killed were children under the age of 12, and 46 were injured. Camera crews were prevented from filming the area of impact at Shifa, according to reporters on the scene.

Jul 29 10:05

Gaza pounded by Israel after Netanyahu promises prolonged battle

The IDF continued to categorically deny that its forces were responsible for hits on Shati refugee camp and the Shifa hospital on Monday. At least eight children were killed at Shati while playing in a park.

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"HAMAS is blowing itself up to make Israel look bad. Really. Honest! I wouldn't lie about a thing like that!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Jul 29 10:00

UN official busts David Gregory for using Israeli propaganda video: ‘That’s really unfair’

NBC host David Gregory was forced to issue a correction at the end of his weekly Meet the Press program on Sunday after a United Nations official confronted him for using a unconfirmed Israeli video that allegedly showed Hamas shooting rockets from a UN school.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another presstitute and whorespondent for Israel!

Jul 29 08:56

In 'Ugly' Resolution, US Politicians Back Israel's Assault on Gaza

As the civilian death toll in Gaza continues to climb, the U.S. House of Representatives has introduced a symbolic resolution—backed by the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee—blaming Hamas for the bloodshed and condemning them for the alleged use of "human shields." But critics say this effort is just another U.S. affirmation of support and impunity for Israel, despite the fact that Israel's fighter jets, attack helicopters, drones, and soldiers are doing the killing.

"The resolution is a rhetorical statement, but it makes things really ugly," Phyllis Bennis, senior fellow at Institute for Policy Studies, told Common Dreams. "This resolution says that the elected representatives of the American people are standing with the slaughter of children and not saying a word about it. When you are doing that while you are paying Israel's bills and providing it protection in the United Nations, you are complicit."

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Jul 29 08:53

Lawmakers Rally Behind Israel at Conference of Jewish Groups

U.S. lawmakers from both parties voiced strong support of Israel and its right to defend itself against Hamas on Monday, affirming their commitment to Israel even as the Obama administration has expressed impatience with the Israeli offensive in Gaza.

Speaking at an impromptu gathering of Jewish leaders here, congressional leaders denounced Hamas as a terror organization.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

HAMAS is the legally elected government of Gaza. They won the elections in 2006.

I don't know about you but I have had it with the US Government groveling before a foreign power, supporting war crimes, making us pay for it all, while neglecting the needs of our own nation to the point where 1/3 of Detroit is now without drinking water.

The US is becoming the next Gaza, and the Israel-firsters in DC are perfectly happy with that!

Jul 29 08:44

Palestine solidarity goes mainstream in UK as 100,000 march in London

For the second consecutive weekend, tens of thousands of protesters marched through the streets of London on Saturday, 26 July, in a massive show of support for the people of Gaza and all of Palestine.

That support is growing fast — and public opinion is leaving the politicians and traditional media, still stuck in their backing for the colonizer, Israel, far behind.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We see those politicians and corporate media for the monsters they truly are.

Jul 29 08:43

Israeli attacks designed to “terrorize” Gaza population, international law experts say

“The civilian population in the Gaza Strip is under direct attack,” dozens of international law experts have warned in a statement laying out numerous Israeli violations of the laws of war, some amounting to war crimes.

Jul 29 08:42

Gaza’s only power plant shut down by Israeli shelling

Over a million people in Gaza could be without electricity after Israeli tank shells hit the fuel depot of the enclave’s only power station, causing it to shut down. Its director, Mohammed al-Sharif, said, "The power plant is finished.”

Jul 29 08:41

Time-Lapse Video Shows Israel Flattening A Gaza Neighborhood

Buzzfeed correspondent Sheera Frenkel tweeted this video with the caption: "Time lapse shows entire neighborhood in Gaza being flattened by air strikes over the course of one hour."

It's unclear if the incident shows airstrikes or planned bombings over the course of an hour.

The explosions reportedly targeted the Shijaiyah neighborhood shortly before a 12-hour ceasefire on Saturday. Photos from the ground show the aftermath.

Jul 29 08:35

Israelis in Tel Aviv 26.7.2014: "There's no school tomorrow,there's no children left in Gaza! Oleh!"

Jul 29 07:36

FLASHBACK 2012 - “Most” killed in Gaza “deserved it” even though they were children and civilians, says Israel’s Danny Ayalon

In a clear indication of Israel’s shocking callousness and disregard for civilian lives, Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon today told PRI’s The Takeaway that most of those killed and injured in Israel’s eight day long bombardment of the Gaza Strip “deserved it.”

“If you compare the situation in Gaza to the situation in Syria today,” Ayalon said, “where the Assad regime just mercilessly butchers people and children there is a big difference and I would say that most of the people that were hit in Gaza deserved it as they were just armed terrorists.”

Jul 28 20:14

Israeli Attitude Towards Gaza = French Attitude Towards Algerians, and American American Attitude Towards Vietnamese

If you missed the translation, it says:

You have welcomed the rebels.
You have given them money and food.
You have helped them with your silence.
You have become their accomplices in crime and have been punished accordingly.

You must choose:
Either peace and the protection of FRANCE OR crime and PUNISHMENT.

Jul 28 20:12

Did Ukrainian Rebels Shoot Down Malaysian Jet?

Michael Rivero - Israel using trumped up reasons to invade Gaza?

Jul 28 20:00

Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces as world pleads for truce

The missile that slammed into a public playground in the seafront Shati UN refugee camp also killed at least two other people and wounded another 46, many of them also children, the emergency services said.

Jul 28 19:58

Children killed in Gaza playground shelling

Missiles have struck several sites in Gaza, including a park inside a refugee camp and an outpatient building of the strip's largest hospital, disrupting a relative lull at the start of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday.

Eight people, including seven children, died following missile fire on a park inside the Shati refugee camp on the edge of Gaza City, medics said.

The children were playing on a swing when the strike hit the park, Ayman Sahabani, the head of the emergency room at Shifa hospital, told reporters.

Jul 28 19:56

Israel Takes Away 44% of Gaza Land … Herds Gazans Into Remaining Area

Daily Beast reports (hat tip Wall Street Journal reporter Tom Gara):

This narrow strip of land that used to be called “the Gaza Strip,” already one of the more densely populated places on earth, is growing dramatically smaller. The Israeli military, relentlessly and methodically, is driving people out of the three-kilometer (1.8 mile) buffer zone it says it needs to protect against Hamas rockets and tunnels. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the buffer zone eats up about 44 percent of Gaza’s territory.

Jul 28 18:30

In Gaza, pediatrics wing crowded with war wounded

The pediatrics wing of the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip is filled with the youngest victims of more than two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.

Jul 28 17:41

How Israel Uses Twitter, Facebook & Tinder to Legitimize Murder | Brainwash Update

Jul 28 16:09

State of Palestine: Bodies of Gazan children slain in playground attack *EXTREMELY GRAPHIC

Jul 28 15:45

Hamas, Israel tells us, is hiding among civilians

Webmaster's Commentary: 

HAMAS is the legally elected government of Gaza. As the government they have police, firefighters, ambulance attendants, infrastructure workers and so forth among the population, and Israel sees this as an excuse to bomb the general population.

Jul 28 15:04

Jeffrey Goldberg And The Israeli Defeat

As one of the first to predict an immanent Israeli defeat in this round of violence, I was delighted to read this morning that Zionist mouthpiece Jeffrey Goldberg admits that Israel has lost the war. “Why Is Israel Losing a War It's Winning?” asks Goldberg. The Jewish State is a regional super power, its lobbies dominate Western politics, it is technologically superior, so what could have gone wrong?

Jeffrey Goldberg, a veteran Israeli concentration camp guard produces a few uniquely amusing arguments that deserve our attention.

He writes, “In a fight between a state actor and a non-state actor, the non-state actor can win merely by surviving.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Something to remember for the coming war by DC on the American people.

Jul 28 14:46

MEGA BEX PUKE FACTOR 10.0 ALERT - We are looking at the beginnings of a Holocaust'

The situation facing European Jewry is “simply intolerable, unacceptable and inexcusable,” Israeli Jewish Congress president Vladimir Sloutsker told MKs and foreign diplomats at a special session of the Knesset Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Committee on Monday.

Calling the rise in anti-Semitic incidents accompanying Israel’s invasion of Gaza an “SOS situation,” Sloutsker warned that if left unchecked, such behavior could lead to another European genocide.

Jul 28 13:57

BEX ALERT - More Americans blame Hamas over Israel for violence, poll finds

About twice as many Americans blame Hamas over Israel for the current fighting in Gaza, poll shows

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Let's find out.

Jul 28 12:33

Second Turkish Gaza flotilla will have military escort, group says

The Turkish pro-Palestinian organization IHH announced that its second Gaza flotilla will be launched soon - and will be afforded protection by the Turkish Navy, Israel's NRG reported on Sunday.

The group's chairman told local Turkish media that the mission, titled 'Freedom Flotilla II,' was in the process of finalizing the legal paperwork needed to commence on the trip, and would embark as soon as it got the necessary permissions.

This fleet, as opposed to the group's previous one that was intercepted by the Israeli navy in 2010, would be protected by the Turkish Navy, he said.

Jul 28 11:43

EVERY NUMBER HAS A NAME IN GAZA

Not just numbers: online memorial publishes names, faces of Palestinians killed in Gaza

Jul 28 11:01

Confronting Sen Chris Murphy on Gaza

Jul 28 11:00

Former Senator Murphy Supporters Angrily Break with Him over Gaza

Jul 28 10:55

Israel: "USA did a Strategic Strike on us"

"The Strategic Terror Attack of Kerry" announced the absurd headline of Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the most serious in the country and widely considered to be the unofficial voice of the Shin Beth secret police, on July 28, 2014.

The newspaper was referring to the attempt of the U.S. Secretary of State to achieve a ceasefire between Gaza and Israel with the help of Turkey and Qatar.

Jul 28 10:52

THE FIRST WORDS OF A 2 YEAR OLD CHILD IN GAZA

My little sister -2 years old- knows how to say “Dababa” which means military tank, and F16 fighter jet as well.

There is no Eid in Gaza, streets are still full of blood and it smells death in every corner.

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Jul 28 10:51

PHOTOS OF ‘DIE-IN’ AND MARCH FOR GAZA IN NEW YORK

The demonstrators made a short tour of financial institutions in midtown Manhattan that are supporting Israeli policies financially and aiding in colonization. The demonstrators stopped at 2 banks and walked through the diamond district where many were glad to have a heavy police escort since the business owners appeared to become
agitated and threatening. In front of one of the banks 6 people performed an act of civil disobedience by having a die-in after spraying the bank and street with fake blood. Using passive resistance, the police were forced to lift and carry them to the police van to arrest them.

Jul 28 10:42

Merciless Israeli mobs are hunting Palestinians

All eyes are on Gaza, where the death toll from Israel’s merciless bombing campaign has topped 1,000.

But back in Jerusalem, where sixteen-year-old Muhammad Abu Khudair was burned alive by Jewish vigilantes in a “revenge killing” incited by Israeli politicians early this month, right-wing lynch mobs continue to roam the streets in search of Arabs to attack.

Their most recent victims are twenty-year-old Palestinians Amir Shwiki and Samer Mahfouz from the Beit Hannina neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem. The pair were severely beaten into unconsciousness on Friday night by Israeli youths armed with iron bars and baseball bats.

Jul 28 10:42

'Freedom Flotilla II' set to sail for Gaza from Turkey

Media report says activists – the same behind 2010’s ‘Mavi Marmara’ – scheduled to take off with Turkish military protection.

Jul 28 10:38

Israel Cancels Ceasefire Early, Resumes Pounding Gaza: 1,139 Killed

Last night’s Israeli announcement of a 24-hour extension of the “humanitarian ceasefire” on the Gaza Strip didn’t last very long at all, before Israel claimed Hamas was violating what they themselves referred to as a “unilateral” pause, and renewed full-scale bombing of civilian areas of Gaza.

Jul 28 10:36

IDF Says it Was Not Responsible for UNRWA School Deaths

IDF confirms firing a mortar round into UNRWA school in Gaza, but says the school was empty at the time.

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There is no way the IDF could know that for a fact when the artillery barrage started. This is just another lie from the "by way of deception" gang!

Jul 28 10:25

Israel confirms mortar strike on UN school in Gaza, denies casualties

Israel has confirmed that it unintentionally hit a UN school in Gaza last week, but denies reports that anyone was killed in the incident, claiming the courtyard area was empty when the strike took place. Palestinian officials say 16 people were killed.

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The United Nations gave Israel exact GPS coordinates for every one of their facilities, so there is no "unintentional" here. Modern artillery is equipped with aiming computers and GPS, so they know exactly where they are firing from and where exactly the shell will hit.

Jul 28 09:53

Gaza Bloodbath

Seldom have I seen a more sickening atrocity picture. Send it to all your friends with a simple message attached:

JEWS ARE DOING THIS, AND THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT GIVES ITS FULL SUPPORT TO THESE SADISTIC CHILD KILLERS.

According to the Jew-controlled American mass media, it is the child-killing Israelis who deserve our deepest love and sympathy in the ongoing Gaza bloodbath.

As for the hundreds of dead Palestinian children, their heads blown off and lying in mangled heaps of blood-sodden bone on their mothers’ equally shattered bodies, we must rejoice in the death of these evil “terrorists”.

No, I do not exaggerate. If you think I am lying, listen to this sickening 11-minute video on Fox News.

Jul 28 09:50

THE LATEST GAZA SPOOFS

Jul 28 09:46

How Israel kill the babies in Gaza

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Everyone needs to email these gruesome videos and photos to every member of Congress who voted to support Israel's aggression against Gaza (which is ALL of them) and include that this video or image will be your deciding factor in the next election. Congress needs to be taught that there is a price to pay for selling out the nation to Israel.

Jul 28 09:27

Israel, not Hamas, orchestrated the latest conflict in Gaza

In the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, the dominant discourse is that the Palestinian militants provoked the hostilities — while Israel, as President Barack Obama affirmed last week, is acting in legitimate self-defense. Many have attempted to problematize this narrative, for instance by arguing that Israel, as an occupying power, does not have a legitimate legal or moral claim to self-defense. Others have argued that rockets fired by Hamas do not constitute an existential crisis for Israel or its citizens and certainly did not warrant the killing of more than 500 Palestinians, mostly civilians, including women and children.

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Jul 28 08:47

Rolling coverage of current situation in Gaza (01:30 GMT) (P.1)

Jul 28 08:47

Rolling coverage of current situation in Gaza (01:30 GMT) (P.2)

Jul 28 08:43

FLASHBACK 2013 - Palestinian Children Tortured, Used As Shields By Israel, UN Says

A United Nations human rights body accused Israeli forces on Thursday of mistreating Palestinian children, including by torturing those in custody and using others as human shields.

Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, captured by Israel in the 1967 war, are routinely denied registration of their birth and access to health care, decent schools and clean water, the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child said.

"Palestinian children arrested by (Israeli) military and police are systematically subject to degrading treatment, and often to acts of torture, are interrogated in Hebrew, a language they did not understand, and sign confessions in Hebrew in order to be released," it said in a report.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry said it had responded to a report by the U.N. children's agency UNICEF in March on ill-treatment of Palestinian minors and questioned whether the U.N. committee's investigation covered new ground.

Jul 28 08:41

Photos: Iranians hold 'Quds Day' protest rally to condemn Israel's Gaza aggression

The protesters are chanting slogans, including 'Down with Israel', 'God Is Great' and 'Silence of Any Muslim Is Betrayal to Quran' in solidarity with the Palestinian people, voicing their anger at the policies of the Israeli regime for the unprecedented offense on the Gaza Strip over last 19 days resulting in over 800 dead and over 4700 injured.

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How DARE Iran protest us! ATTACK!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Jul 28 08:40

Fox’s Kurtz Amends Statement That ‘No Question’ Hamas Kidnapped Israeli Teens

Fox’s Media Buzz host Howard Kurtz definitively laid blame on Hamas Sunday morning for initiating the current hostilities with Israel, stating at the top of his show, “There is no question that Hamas started the latest round of mideast violence, first with the killing of three Israeli teenagers, and then by firing rockets indiscriminately at the Jewish state.”

BuzzFeed’s Dorsey Shaw noticed the line right away, and thought it fishy, as word emerged Friday that the kidnappings were likely the work of a lone cell — “Hamas-affiliated,” in the words of BBC’s Jon Donnison, “but not operating under leadership.”

Kurtz amended his statement later on Twitter: "My point on the three slain Israeli teenagers is that Hamas praised killings as a heroic act."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No, they didn't Kurtz. Even when caught in a lie, you keep right on lying, like the good little presstitute you are!

Jul 28 08:26

So is that the new plan, Israel?

“You have to understand the culture in which we live,” said Kedar. “The only thing that deters [Hamas leaders] is a threat to the connection between their heads and their shoulders.” When presenter Yossi Hadar asked if that “could filter down” the organization’s ranks, Kedar replied: “No, because lower down the considerations are entirely different. Terrorists like those who kidnapped the children and killed them — the only thing that deters them is if they know that their sister or their mother will be raped in the event that they are caught. What can you do, that’s the culture in which we live.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I note that since the Israeli police have admitted that HAMAS had nothing to do with the kidnapping and killing of those three teenagers in the West Bank last month, that this "professor" has neither acknowledged the fact that Israel wrongfully attacked HAMAS, nor retracted his observation that raping the Palestinian women is the best way to tone down the situation.

Frankly I think an apology by Israel and full restitution for the damage they caused would be more appropriate.

Jul 28 08:23

Lieberman calls Gaza devastation a 'good thing'

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has said that the Israeli army will continue its military operations in the Gaza Strip after the end of the ceasefire, and described the images of devastation in Gaza as a "good thing".

Speaking to Yedioth Ahranoth newspaper, the far-right politician said that Israel must ensure the security of Israeli citizens, no matter how many hours and days it takes. "The truce will end at midnight and I have no doubt that the army will continue its operations with full force, and then we'll see results."

When asked about scenes of massive destruction that have been broadcast from the Gaza Strip, he said "our soldiers did a good job." The military, he added, has "full authority" to achieve the goals set by the Israeli cabinet.

Jul 28 07:54

Gaza War- Baby Killer Israeli Massacre in Gaza

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Send this to every congressman you know and remind them that THIS will be your deciding factor next election!

Jul 27 16:36

'Only stones remain': Gaza lies in ruins

Umm Ahmed Abu Sahwish holds stones in her hands. They are now all that's left of her demolished home. "My home is gone and only stones remain," the 65-year-old says.

Hundreds of homes here have been destroyed, and unexploded Israeli missiles litter the ground at the entrance to the town, at Gaza's northern tip near the border with Israel. The local hospital, emergency rescue equipment, and infrastructure have also incurred heavy damage from Israeli shelling.

Jul 27 10:05

FLASHBACK JANUARY - Abbas, Medvedev negotiating $1b. Gaza gas deal

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has embarked on a four-day visit to Moscow to secure a $1 billion deal with Russia to develop a natural gas field off the coast of the Gaza Strip.

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"That is MY gas! God gave it to ME! You are not allowed to sell it. I sell it. Me! Do you understand? Oh, look, three dead teenagers. WE CAN ATTACK GAZA!!!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Jul 27 10:02

Israel’s Slaughter, Based on a Lie

Sheera Frenkel has just tweeted an amazing, deeply troubling statement from Israeli official sources. To most of us here, this tweet will be nothing new. Journalists were reporting within a few days after the kidnapping of the three Israeli teenagers that the Netanyahu claim that Hamas was responsible was false. But now we have official confirmation that this claim was a lie.

Jul 27 10:01

HUMANITARIAN FUNERALS IN GAZA

The humanitarian cease-fire was meant, above all, to allow for the removal of bodies trapped under bombed homes in residential areas adjacent to the border with Israel. Around 150 bodies were extricated yesterday, bringing the number of Palestinians killed in the past two-plus weeks of fighting past the thousand mark. According to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, of the 928 fatalities who had been identified by name as of 10 A.M. yesterday, 764 were civilians, and they included 215 children and 118 women.

Jul 27 10:01

INFOGRAPHIC ~~ISRAEL/PALESTINE … WHO DUNNIT?

Infographic: Who violates ceasefires more, Israelis or Palestinians?

Jul 27 10:00

REMEMBERING LOVE IN TIME OF CRISIS

As the madness continues, we must remember those that opposed it before it even started. Juliano Mer-Khamis was one of those …. For him, for his mother, STOP THE MADNESS NOW!

Jul 27 09:54

Hamas not complicit in teens’ kidnap: Israeli police

The Israeli Police Foreign Press Spokesman, Micky Rosenfeld, appears to have falsified the Israeli government’s claim that Hamas was responsible for the killing of three Israeli settler teens in June, by saying responsibility lies with a lone cell that operated without the complicity of Hamas’ leadership.

The kidnapping and subsequent killing of three Israeli settler teens last month is considered to be a flashpoint for the escalated violence in Gaza -- that as of day 19 of the conflict has left 926 Palestinians, mostly civilians, dead.

At the time Israeli authorities placed the blame squarely on Hamas, with Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu saying "They were kidnapped and murdered in cold blood by animals in human form. Hamas is responsible and Hamas will pay."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's review the timetable.

Last month, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and killed in an IDF-controlled region of the West Bank, not Gaza. ISIS has taken credit and even the Israeli media admits that the two suspects named by the Israeli government are not part of HAMAS, but of a group known for disobeying HAMAS and trying to cause trouble for them.

But Netanyahu declares HAMAS, the legally elected government of Gaza, responsible and launches bombing raids into Gaza using the very latest high-tech weapons provided by the US Government and paid for by the US taxpayers.

To put Israel's actions into perspective, let us recall that over the July 4th weekend, 8 people were killed in Chicago. Using Netanyahu's logic, the Democratic party should be blamed and all of Illinois bombed and invaded!

The Palestinians, who have been attacked without provocation, fight back with their home-made rockets, which so far have mostly knocked a few roof tiles loose.

But to Israel's supporters, we should all forget that Israel attacked Gaza without a valid reason, and view Palestine's attempts to defend themselves as the crime, so that Israel can go on pounding the Palestinians with their superior weapons.

I want to point something out. The Israelis sit in their tanks, or the drone operations centers, or fly high above Gaza in their US-supplied warplanes, dropping the latest in US-supplied high tech lethal munitions, and imagine themselves the heroes they read about in the Torah. The Israelis, clearly unafraid of HAMAS rockets, line the hills overlooking Gaza and cheer the carnage, much as the Romans at the Colosseum cheered as the Christians were thrown to the lions. The Palestinians huddle in their giant open-air prison, without an army, a navy, or an air force, and fight back with home-made rockets made out of plumbing supplies.

Not since Thermopylae has the world seen such courage in the face of overwhelming odds. The Palestinians have balls the US and Israel can only dream of, and the world will remember their courage against the tyrants, and the lies by the corporate media's presstitutes and whorespondents trying to protect Israel's aggression!


Jul 27 09:26

Hamas Agrees to Cease-Fire, But Rockets Keep Flying

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Hamas is “continuing all its operations” despite agreeing to a temporary cease-fire extension after it initially refused to do so. The continued hostilities call into question whether the latest cease-fire between Israeli forces and Hamas in the Gaza Strip will hold up.

“We’re faced with a very ruthless terrorist enemy,” Netanyahu told CNN on Sunday, accusing Hamas of hiding behind “civilians as human shields.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Rockets are flying, but nobody knows whose rockets they are? Splinter groups? Israeli agents provocateurs? Israel is only just now admitting that HAMAS had nothing to do with the killing of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank last month; the excuse Netanyahu used to initiate the current hostilities. And contrary to Israel describing HAMAS as a "terrorist organization", you need to recall that HAMAS won the elections in 2006 and is the legally elected government of Gaza. Only a few months ago, HAMAS and FATAH agreed to form a Unity government for all of Palestine which Netanyahu public vowed he intended to destroy, with the current military operation clearly the result of that promise.

Israel is making a lot of wild claims right now, trying to gain at least an illusion of moral equivalency, now that they have clearly lost the moral high ground. Hence we get claims (b=but no proof) that HAMAS is hiding rockets in the bombed-out United Nations schools, the hospitals, police station, water plant, power station, and sewage treatment plant. Does Netanyahu really expect us to believe HAMAS is hiding rockets in tanks full of human waste?

Remember the motto of the Mossad, "By way of deception thou shalt do war." Lies and propaganda are an essential part of Israel's conduct. It is now widely reported that Israel uses some of that money they get from the US taxpayers to pay and give scholarships to Jewish students in exchange for them posting pro-Israel propaganda to social media. Even with their paid Hasbara, online opinion is running twenty to one against Israel, so much so that in France (which drew global condemnation for banning pro-Palestinian demonstrations, but not pro-Israel ones) ISPs are now deleting every post or comment critical of Israel or sympathetic to the Palestinians. So obvious and heavy-handed has this censorship and propaganda become that it has called attention to itself. The public now KNOWS this is being done, which negates its ability to influence public opinion. Indeed the public reaction to this blatant attack on freedom of speech, coupled with the shameless bowing of elected leaders towards Tel Aviv (as evidence by the entire US Congress unanimously voting their support for Israel's attack on Gaza) has awakened the world to the fact that it is not a wild-eyed, tin-foil-hat kooky conspiracy theory that Israel has subverted most western governments and has control of the corporate media.

Jul 27 08:55

In Photos: Worldwide protest against Israeli attack on Gaza (Updated)

Jul 27 08:29

The Slaughter of the Innocents

"Leave or Die" is the message, yet there is no where to leave "to".

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Israel has clearly lost the public-relations war. The flood of pro-Israel propaganda into social media is being ignored as the public comes to understand that Israel's government pays and gives scholarships to Jewish students to post propaganda. What, of what, will Israel try to do next to regain the initiative?

Jul 27 08:24

Israel Provoked This WarIt’s up to President Obama to stop it.

srael’s assault on Gaza, as pointed out by analyst Nathan Thrall in the New York Times, was not triggered by Hamas’ rockets directed at Israel but by Israel’s determination to bring down the Palestinian unity government that was formed in early June, even though that government was committed to honoring all of the conditions imposed by the international community for recognition of its legitimacy.

Jul 27 08:14

In Tel Aviv, thousands protest against the Gaza operation

Some 7,000 protesters were estimated to attended in the biggest protest against the operation thus far, alongside a small protest in support of the IDF.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is in Tel Aviv. And it is important to keep pointing out that the majority of people in Israel do not agree with or support what Israel's government is doing, just as the majority of Americans do not agree with or support what Washington DC is doing.

All the people of the world face the same enemy; national governments gone rogue and playing their imperial games with our lives and money, but without our permission or agreement.

Jul 27 08:08

Hundreds protest on King Street during Gaza demo

The police were out in force in the city centre today as hundreds of Gaza protesters clashed with campaigners carrying Israeli flags.

Tactical Aid Units were called in as Palestinian flag and banner bearers tried to boycott city centre shops they claimed are linked to the Israeli campaign against Hamas in Gaza.

Speakers in the Palestinian camp spoke out against the bombing of Gaza, hailed the protest as peaceful and not racist, and appealed to participants not to engage with any objectors.

Even child speakers were handed the loud speaker to appeal for peace.

Jul 27 08:04

Influence of Israeli lobby in West (P.1)

Jul 27 08:04

Influence of Israeli lobby in West (P.2)

Jul 27 07:13

Kerry's cease-fire draft revealed: U.S. plan would let Hamas keep its rockets

Haaretz obtains U.S. proposal for weeklong cease-fire which Israel's cabinet rejected; Kerry did not recognize Israel's demand to continue working against the tunnels and presented Hamas as equal to Israel.

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Israel's idea of a cease fire (routed through Egypt to make it appear to come from an "impartial" third part) was to give Israel everything it wanted (HAMAS weapons) and nothing that HAMAS wanted (open borders, use of their own sea port, access to their own fishing grounds and natural gas fields). Kerry's plan was a straightforward cease fire with no conditions, to give Israel and HAMAS time to work out a more complete deal. But Israel's attitude is and always has been, "You give us what we want now, and maybe later we will do something nice for you ... which never happens. So now Israel will scream that the United States is failing Israel because the US is not enforcing the "Israel way" on the cease fire.

Jul 27 07:10

Pepper Sprayed & Pursued in North Tel Aviv

It happened after the demonstration -the biggest in Tel Aviv against the war yet, estimates of over 6,000 demonstrators- had mostly dispersed. The now-familiar group of right-wing demonstrators had worked themselves up into a frenzy throughout the speeches by left-wing Knesset Members and bereaved parents and chants to end the war, end the siege, end the occupation, end the violence. They were screaming: “Traitors!” “Death to Arabs and Leftists!” “You all get fucked in the ass!” The usual. The two demonstrations had been tightly cordoned off by the police, though. And then, after.

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A reminder that even the people of Israel do not agree with what Israel is doing in Gaza!

Jul 27 06:42

Survivors of massacre in Khuza’a say Israeli forces used Palestinians as human shields

Ayman Abu Toaimah, 32, a resident of Khuza’a recalls, “As Israeli invading troops advanced to the village they besieged it and used residents as human shields. When the Israeli army arrested people and then released some of them, they were told they are free to go back to the village, but as they were fleeing they came under fire and some of them shot dead. These people were used as human shields.”

Abu Saleem, 56, a resident of Khuza’a echoed Abu Toaimah, “Israelis claim that Hamas is using us as human shields– how? This is a lie, we do not see fighters in the streets. It’s them, the Israelis who used us as human shields in Khuza’a and Shuja’iyeh. They turned our houses into military posts, terrified residents in the houses. They attacked innocent civilians with their bombs, and missiles, they attacked chicken farms, they burned our crops, they have no mercy.”

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This is not the first time the Israelis have been caught using Palestinians as human shields.

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Jul 26 19:14

Online anti-Semitism runs rampant in France

Since start of Israeli operation in Gaza, website moderators have been forced to censor 95% of comments made by French users.

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This tells us two things. First, public sentiment is running twenty to one against Israel. Two, Israel's supporters are openly suppressing freedom of speech.

Jul 26 14:17

Israel-Gaza conflict: Netanyahu says Hamas using rising death toll to make Israel look bad

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dismissed criticism of spiralling Palestinian civilian fatalities in Gaza, saying Israel tries to avoid them but that Hamas seeks to use “telegenically dead Palestinians” for its cause.

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Israel hardly needs Palestine's help to look bad, and with the Israeli police in the West Bank now confirming that HAMAS had nothing to do with those three Israeli teenagers killed last month which Netanyahu used as his justification to attack HAMAS, Netanyahu's propaganda has clearly jumped the shark! I don't think Netanyahu is thinking clearly because people are going to be asking if HAMAS wants dead bodies to make Israel look bad, why does Israel go on giving HAMAS more dead bodies?

Jul 26 11:22

WHO AND WHY I AM WHO I AM

I went rambling through the archives on this Blog today and wanted to give you all a pretty good picture of who I am …. So be sure to click on all of the links and then you might have a better understanding of WHO AND WHY I AM WHO I AM.

Jul 26 10:49

Please save us from Israeli monster: Palestine Kid

A Palestinian child in Gaza pleads for international help amid the Israeli regime’s brutal attacks in the impoverished region.

On Thursday, as a Press TV correspondent was giving a live update of the Gaza situation on the ground, a Palestinian child came over and pleaded for international help to stop the Israeli regime’s massacre of Gazans.

“We, the children of Gaza, have never seen [the] dream land even in our dreams. We only have nightmares of massive destruction and of a bleak future. Please help us, save us from the Israeli monster, thank you”, pleaded the child in a tragic, trembling tone.

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Jul 26 10:43

Israel's rank and rotten fruit is being called fascism

As I write, after just over a week of this invasion, the death toll of Palestinians is climbing towards 1000. Most are civilians, many are children. Assaulting Gaza by land, air and sea, Israel has destroyed homes and reduced entire city blocks to rubble. It has attacked schools, mosques and hospitals. Tens of thousands of people have fled, although there is nowhere safe for them to go in this wretched strip of land just 40 kilometres long and about 10 kilometres wide. There are desperate shortages of food and water, of medical and surgical supplies.

In an open letter to US President Barack Obama, Dr Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian surgeon working at Gaza's al-Shifa hospital, writes of "the incomprehensible chaos of bodies, sizes, limbs, walking, not walking, breathing, not breathing, bleeding, not bleeding humans. Humans!

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Obama, of course, has no time for suffering Palestinians or for that matter suffering Americans. He is too busy spending your tax dollars on those 5 million instant Democratic voters coming across the border from Mexico!

Jul 26 10:41

HUGE EXPLOSION Hits GAZA City - Raw Footage

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"This is what happens when HAMAS kidnaps and kills three Israeli teenagers, and, well ... yeah, HAMAS didn't actually do that as it turns out, but this is what happens when HAMAS was maybe thinking about considering a plan to scheme about a plot to kidnap and kill three Israel teenagers!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Jul 26 10:21

A refreshingly open call for ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from an Israeli deputy speaker

I’ve always said that I like my ethnic cleansers like my men: honest, direct, and with a plan. Sadly, like good men, honest and open ethnic cleansers are few and far between. As the Israeli government, and those who blindly defend it, claim that the attacks in Gaza are for self-defense, and self-defense alone, one man has the courage to admit that the real goal is to rid the area of Palestinians and populate it with Jews. And that man is Moshe Feiglin, Deputy speaker and member of Knesset (Israel’s parliament).

Feiglin wrote an op-ed on Tuesday in which he revealed his hopes and dreams for the future of Israel and the demise of Palestinians in Gaza. The headline is “My Outline for a Solution in Gaza.” And the subheadline reads “Clear and concise, the steps towards achieving quiet in Gaza.”

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Feiglin should have named the op-ed "My Outline for a FINAL Solution in Gaza".

That would really have had the right ring to it, don't you think?!? Because Feiglin wants to have done to Gazan Palestinians precisely the same thing Hitler did to Jews, Gypsies, and other minority groups he did not much like.

That the children, and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors would even be thinking that this would be acceptable to do, just chills me to the core of my being.

Jul 26 10:20

Five Israeli Talking Points on Gaza—Debunked

Israel has killed almost 800 Palestinians in the past twenty-one days in the Gaza Strip alone; its onslaught continues. The UN estimates that more than 74 percent of those killed are civilians. That is to be expected in a population of 1.8 million where the number of Hamas members is approximately 15,000. Israel does not deny that it killed those Palestinians using modern aerial technology and precise weaponry courtesy of the world's only superpower. In fact, it does not even deny that they are civilians.

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If HAMAS wants dead people to make Israel look bad ... why is Israel giving HAMAS what they want?

Jul 26 10:00

1,000 Americans Are Serving in the Israeli Army and They Aren’t Alone

The death of two Americans serving in Israel’s military in this weekend’s fighting with Hamas in Gaza is not the first time Americans have died while serving in foreign militaries.

Max Steinberg, 24, of California, and Nissim Sean Carmeli, 21, of Texas, were serving in the Israeli army when they died along with 11 other Israeli soldiers over the weekend. At least 60 Palestinians were also killed.

“All of them have joint citizenship,” Maya Kadosh, Israel’s Houston-based deputy consul to the Southwest United States, told The New York Times. “They are very proud. They are not less American when they serve in the army. They are more American. They feel they protect the values of the place they came from, and they also protect the values of the state of Israel.”

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Jul 26 09:30

Over 1,000 dead in Gaza after Israel's op, calls for ceasefire to be extended

Over 1,000 Palestinians have been killed since Israel started its military operation in Gaza, officials said. As the 12-hour ceasefire approaches its end and body recovery continues in the Strip, world leaders are calling for an extension to the truce.

Jul 26 09:08

Air Canada Flight AC84 Aborts Landing at Ben Gurion Airport

An Israel-bound Air Canada passenger jet was forced to abort its landing after Hamas fired rockets at an airport on Friday. The Boeing 767 was just five miles from Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport when it was advised by air traffic control to keep flying "until airspace conditions could be confirmed as safe for landing," Air Canada spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur told NBC News. After altering course, Flight AC84 landed 10 minutes later at 12:07 p.m. local time (5:07 a.m. ET). The jet originated at Toronto's Pearson airport.

Jul 26 09:07

Nasrallah: Israel on a path towards "suicide" in Gaza

Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah Friday vowed "all means of support" to the Palestinian resistance in its battle with Israel, saying the latter had failed miserably in the 18-day conflict in Gaza.

Nasrallah, in a rare public appearance in Al-Suhadaa Complex in Beirut’s southern suburbs, also spoke out against recent developments in Iraq and the establishment of the so-called Islamic caliphate by ISIS, saying: "Our duty as Muslims today is to condemn what Christians and Muslims are facing in Iraq."

Speaking on Jerusalem Day, Nasrallah warned Israel against expanding its offensive in Gaza, saying the resistance in the enclave had already won the fighting.

Jul 26 09:07

Massacre In Gaza Protest ~ Auckland New Zealand 26 7 2014

Jul 26 08:18

Rolling coverage of current situation in Gaza - 07:30 GMT (P.1)

Jul 26 08:18

Rolling coverage of current situation in Gaza - 07:30 GMT (P.2)

Jul 26 08:13

Palestinians pull 85 bodies from under Gaza rubble

An Israeli air strike in southern Gaza hours before a humanitarian truce was declared killed 20 people, including 11 children, most of them from a single family, medics said.

Separately, the bodies of at least another 85 Palestinians were recovered from rubble across Gaza on Saturday, raising the overall Palestinian death toll in the 19-day Israeli terror campaign to 985, the overwhelming majority of them civilians.

“Ambulance crews have recovered the bodies of 85 martyrs under destroyed houses, including children and women, across the Gaza Strip, bringing the total number of martyrs to 985 as a result of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip,” Emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra wrote on Twitter.

Meanwhile, the Israeli army said two more occupation soldiers had been killed, taking its toll to 37.

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Jul 26 07:58

Shaja'iya destroyed. Pulverized into rubble. See all 81 pictures of Israel's horrific war crimes on #Gaza

Jul 26 07:55

Israeli sniper killing wounded civilian

UPDATED 22/7/14: The young man who was murdered in Shajiya after being wounded by an Israeli sniper, has been confirmed as Salem Khalil Salem Shammaly, 23-years-old, resident of Shajiya (http://palsolidarity.org/2014/07/woun...).

20/7/14: International and Palestinian volunteers accompanied Civil Defense and other rescue crews, as well as family members, into Shajiya, in an attempt to locate survivors of overnight and ongoing shelling by the Israeli army. A young Palestinian man, in a green t-shirt, who hoped to reach his family's home, was shot by an Israeli soldier while crossing an alley between buildings. Two additional rounds struck him as he lay injured on the ground.

Jul 26 07:48

It Turns Out Hamas Didn’t Kidnap and Kill the 3 Israeli Teens After All

After Israel's top leadership exhaustively blamed Hamas for kidnap of 3 teens, they've now admitted killers were acting as "lone cell."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From my post on July 1, 2014:

"First off, HAMAS has in fact denied any connection to the three teens, which makes sense when you think about it. After all, HAMAS and FATAH need world support for their new unity government. A stunt like kidnapping and killing three teenagers destroys the very public support the unity government needs. This is clearly something HAMAS is not going to do, but of course is perfect for Israel to do and then frame HAMAS as part of Netanyahu's promise to wreck the unity government."

So Israel attacked HAMAS without provocation and now even Israel is admitting they attacked HAMAS without provocation, but will continue the bombardment after the current cease-fire ends claiming a right to self-defense because HAMAS dared fight back when attacked without provocation.

And Israel wonders why all those Jewish students paid to post pro-Israel propaganda on social media have failed to build support for Israel's actions!

Jul 25 15:29

If Americans Knew What Was Happening In Israel …

If my fellow Americans understood the history of Israel and Palestine, their views would change overnight … and they would demand that Israel no longer be given unconditional support and blank checks to do whatever they want:

Jul 25 14:46

Horrifying details continue to emerge of massacre in Khuza’a

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Look carefully at the wreckage. See any rockets or rocket launchers? Because that's Israel's excuse for targeting civilians, hospitals, and schools; that HAMAS is hiding rockets and rocket launchers in them.

To find a lie look for what should be there and isn't and what isn't there in this video and the hundreds just like it are the remains of rockets and rocket launchers!

Jul 25 14:17

Israel calls Brazil a ‘diplomatic dwarf’ – and then brings up World Cup humiliation

In a statement on Wednesday, Brazil condemned what it said was a "disproportionate use of force" by Israel in its Gaza Strip offensive by pulling out its ambassador from Tel Aviv for "consultation." The country is the second country to recall its ambassador from Israel; Ecuador did so earlier in the week.

At first, the official reaction from Israel appeared sanguine. "Brazil is a friend, but we think its position is not balanced," Israel's general consul in São Paulo, Yoel Barnea, said according to the Wall Street Journal, adding that Israel should have a right to defend itself from the thousands of missiles being fired at it by Hamas and other Palestinian groups.

Jul 25 13:33

Suspected Hamas militants rounded up chain gang-style by Israeli soldiers during Gaza offensive

Chained together in two lines, they raise their hands to their heads under the watchful eyes of armed soldiers.

These photos show suspected Hamas militants who have been rounded up chain-gang style by Israeli soldiers during the Israel-Gaza conflict.

The alleged rebels were captured after the Army entered the Gaza strip in a bid to put an end to deadly Hamas rocket attacks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And with these photos, Israel is now in violation of Article 13 of the Third Geneva Convention, which prohibits use and distribution of images of PoWs and calls for their protection against "insults and public curiosity".

Jul 25 12:49

Israel Losing Support from Its Biggest Ally: American Evangelical Christians

We documented yesterday that the biggest supporters of Israel are American evangelical Christians … Protestants or – to a lesser extent – Catholics.

But that support base is slipping …

Jul 25 12:20

Israel's security cabinet rejects cease-fire proposal

Israel's Security Cabinet unanimously rejected a cease-fire proposal Friday that called for a week-long truce in the deadly conflict.

The proposal by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called for a temporary pause in fighting to allow Israelis and Palestinians to broker a broader deal. Israeli TV reported the deal was rejected mainly because Israel would have to cut short its effort at destroying Hamas tunnels.

Jul 25 10:04

Turkish Prime Minister: Israel Has ‘Surpassed What Hitler Did To Them’

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an ridiculed Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza, accusing the Israeli government of “barbarism that surpasses Hitler.”

Speaking at a political re-election rally in the Turkish city of Ordu, Turkey’s prime minister said that Israel has “surpassed what Hitler did to them” and declared the country a “terrorist state.”

“[Israelis] have no conscience, no honor, no pride. Those who condemn Hitler day and night have surpassed Hitler in barbarism,” said Erdo?an. He accused Israel of rejecting ceasefires that Hamas has proposed and “spitting death, spitting blood.”

Jul 25 10:03

Israeli Lawyer Doesn’t Deny Nuremberg Crimes on Palestinians

I spoke with the head military lawyer for the IDF, Joel Zinger. And I said … “It’s clear you people are inflicting Nuremberg crimes on the Palestinians. Exactly what the Nazis did to the Jews. What’s your explanation?”

He said: “Military necessity.”

Notice, he didn’t disagree with me.

I said: “That argument was rejected at Nuremberg when the lawyers for the Nazis made it.”

And then he said: “Well, we have public relations people in the United States … and they handle these matters for us.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And they are clearly doing a wonderful job! :)

Jul 25 10:01

National Demonstration: Stop the Massacre in Gaza 26 July London

STOP THE MASSACRE IN GAZA
DEMONSTRATE SATURDAY 26 JULY
ASSEMBLE 12 NOON ISRAELI EMBASSY
MARCH TO PARLIAMENT

Jul 25 09:19

‘SHOOTING’ AGAINST THE OCCUPATION

Anti-war demonstrations during wartime are not unusual in Israel. They rarely bring out more than a few hundred people, as did this one. It was an event that most Israeli news outlets deemed not important enough to cover, especially when Hamas’s rockets were flying all over the country. But Oren Ziv was there with his camera.

Jul 25 09:18

PHOTOS ~~ THOUSANDS PARICIPATE IN COALITION MARCH FOR PEACE IN NEW YORK

The demonstration and march, organized by a coalition of groups supporting justice in Palestine, began at Foley Sq. where the names of children murdered in Gaza were read. Some in the crowd of approximately 2,000 were weeping. Led by the Rude Mechanical Orchestra the mile and 1/2 march weaving west through the busy streets of lower Manhattan to the shore of the Hudson began. It was a noisy chanting group carrying Palestinian flags and signs demanding an end to the U.S. funding of Israel, an end to the occupation, and a cease to the slaughter by Israel in Gaza.

Jul 25 09:17

HOSTILITIES FROM BOTH SIDES MUST END NOW!

Today the war in Gaza enters its eighteenth day. The eighteenth letter in the Hebrew alphabet is CHAI ... meaning LIFE. NOW is the time to give it meaning!

Jul 25 09:12

Israel Sabotages Ceasefire

Golani is the best infantry brigade of the IDF. It was defeated by a Hamas regional battalion in the Battle of Shuja'iyya. I reviewed the battle in Hamas Battalion Held Ground against IDF Golani Brigade.

Golani was removed and replaced by reserve forces (Israel Transforms Tunnels into Gas Chambers).

The commander of the unit was wounded (Wounded Druze Colonel Runs to Gaza), three officers were killed, another ten soldiers were wounded.

Information on details of military operations is slow to reach civilian media. Today it was disclosed that Hamas also hit two battalion commanders, Shai Siman-Tov of Golani Battalion 12 and the commander of Golani Egoz; the name of the latter is classified.+.

In other words, with a much smaller force, Hamas wiped the command of an elite brigade of the IDF, forcing it to leave the battlefield. Israel took offence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember what I said about Gaza being like that narrow gap at Thermopylae? The confines take away the advantage of the Israeli's superior weapons.

Jul 25 07:44

MEGA PUKE LEVEL 9 BEX ALERT - Israel's Deadly Invasion of Gaza Is Morally Justified

For Israel, the first question seems easier to answer. Few would deny that, in principle, Israel’s war with Hamas is both just and necessary. Israel acts on the most clear justification possible: self-defense after days of restraint, warnings, and pleas—as rockets continued to land on its cities and later, as militants sprang from tunnels to kill its citizens. Ceasefires have been offered, but Hamas has rejected them. And whatever criticisms one may have of Israel’s failures to midwife an effective and peaceful alternative to Hamas (and I have many), these do not undermine the fundamental justice of this self-defense.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's review the timetable.

Last month, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and killed in an IDF-controlled region of the West Bank, not Gaza. ISIS has taken credit and even the Israeli media admits that the two suspects named by the Israeli government are not part of HAMAS, but of a group known for disobeying HAMAS and trying to cause trouble for them.

But Netanyahu declares HAMAS, the legally elected government of Gaza, responsible and launches bombing raids into Gaza using the very latest high-tech weapons provided by the US Government and paid for by the US taxpayers.

To put Israel's actions into perspective, let us recall that over the July 4th weekend, 8 people were killed in Chicago. Using Netanyahu's logic, the Democratic party should be blamed and all of Illinois bombed and invaded!

The Palestinians, who have been attacked without provocation, fight back with their home-made rockets, which so far have mostly knocked a few roof tiles loose.

But to Israel's supporters, we should all forget that Israel attacked Gaza without a valid reason, and view Palestine's attempts to defend themselves as the crime, so that Israel can go on pounding the Palestinians with their superior weapons.

I want to point something out. The Israelis sit in their tanks, or the drone operations centers, or fly high above Gaza in their US-supplied warplanes, dropping the latest in US-supplied high tech lethal munitions, and imagine themselves the heroes they read about in the Torah. The Israelis, clearly unafraid of HAMAS rockets, line the hills overlooking Gaza and cheer the carnage, much as the Romans at the Colosseum cheered as the Christians were thrown to the lions. The Palestinians huddle in their giant open-air prison, without an army, a navy, or an air force, and fight back with home-made rockets made out of plumbing supplies.

Not since Thermopylae has the world seen such courage in the face of overwhelming odds. The Palestinians have balls the US and Israel can only dream of, and the world will remember their courage against the tyrants, and the lies by the corporate media's presstitutes and whorespondents trying to protect Israel's aggression!

Jul 25 07:41

Germany, France, Italy jointly condemn Gaza-related anti-Semitic acts

The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy condemned in a joint statement anti-Semitic acts arising out of the recent wave of anti-Israel demonstrations across Europe.

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Of course the protests are anti-Semitism, because common sense tells you that if anyone other than Israel was bombing Gaza back to the stone age, nobody would care, right? Right? Right? Right?

Jul 25 07:00

Naama Abu Foul, 2 years old, can't open her eyes because of what the bombs did to her face.

Jul 25 06:41

US Stands Alone in Vote Against UN Inquiry Into Gaza Assault

Resolution passes, despite US opposition, as body approves official inquiry into "all violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law"

Jul 25 06:40

Israel, Hamas Weigh U.S.-Backed Temporary Truce

Israel and Hamas are considering a U.S.-backed proposal for a temporary cease-fire as the conflict in the Gaza Strip intensified and spurred major Palestinian protests in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.

Jul 25 06:31

A refreshingly open call for ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from an Israeli deputy speaker

Feiglin doesn’t mince his words. In fact, he puts his demands in bold, literally and metaphorically. And his seven lofty quiet-achieving goals are:

Ultimatum
Attack
Siege
Defense (because why not?)
Conquer
Elimination
Sovereignty

I particularly like points 5-7. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Does anybody blame Palestinians for fighting to the death to keep whatever is left of 1948 Palestine before they're sent to the desert by Israel?

Jul 24 15:31

Palestine Railways, Battir Train Station

Jul 24 15:30

Palestine pre-1948, before Zionism/Israel

Jul 24 14:05

The first film footage of Palestine circa 1896

Like an early Google Street View, the French movie pioneers brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière sent cameramen over to Palestine in 1896 to shoot the first moving images of life in the region.

At this time, Palestine was a remnant of the Ottoman Empire with around 500,000 inhabitants—30,000 of whom lived in Jerusalem. 85% of the population were Muslim, 10% Christian and 5% were Jewish. All were subjects of the Sultan of Constantinople.

This incredible footage comes from the 93 reels recovered by Lobster Films, a film preservation company based in Paris, in 2007. Serge Bromberg, the company’s co-founder said:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So much for "There never was a Palestine."

Jul 24 12:20

Netanyahu sourly irate over UN plan to investigate crimes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fumes over the UN Human Rights Council’s plan to strike up an investigation into Tel Aviv’s human rights violations in the Gaza Strip.

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Jul 24 12:19

Israel tanks, jets kill 788 Palestinians in Gaza

The number of Palestinians killed in 17 days of Israeli offensive in the besieged Gaza Strip has risen to 788.

Jul 24 12:17

Netanyahu: Gaza Operation to Continue 'At Full Strength'

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu opened a special cabinet meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem Thursday by vowing that the IDF's defensive operation in Gaza would continue "at full strength".

"The IDF has struck a significant blow to Hamas," the prime minister said, adding that "we will continue at full strength in both the air campaign and land campaign."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We will take Poland! We will crush Belgium! France will fall before our might!"

We have heard this all before.

Jul 24 10:57

FLASHBACK 2013 - Zionists design myth of Jewish genome to usurp Palestine

They perpetrated the fraud solely to support the bogus biblical claim to Palestine which was anchored in their being a separate people. This distinguished them from all others because they claimed a land title in their blood. They bet the farm on this DNA proof of purchase, a God given bar coded passport to the Palestine. Dr. Ehaik just erased the bar code. It was just stamped on anyway, because it was never in the blood.

Why, why did they do it? The second half of the answer not revealed in his research was that you had a bunch of atheist, communist Jews shoot their way into taking over the Land with the sole moral cover that 'God gave it us only'.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel has sold the lie that "Jewish" is an ethnic group in addition to being a religion. But the DNA tells another story, of dozens of other ethnic groups converting to Judaism and simply declaring they are a different and superior race to all others, with a mandate from the imaginary playmate in the sky that they are supposed to own all of Palestine (and anything else they can get their hands on).

Jul 24 10:45

Video: Protesters attack Israeli soccer team in Austria over Gaza

Protesters against Israel's military offensive in Gaza attacked Israeli soccer players at a friendly match in Austria last night, stopping play five minutes before the end.

Jul 24 10:45

The Long and Triumphant March of Jewish Gibberish

Our societies have swallowed every big lie that 'democratic' governments have foisted upon us over recent years. No matter how ridiculous or provably false, the lie is established as fact by media spokespersons and the process of mere repetition.

At the moment the ongoing slaughter in Gaza is defended and maintained primarily by the lie of 'equivalence'.

Jul 24 10:30

Fox Host Megyn Kelly Flubs Ukraine Flight Limits To Bash Obama Over Israel

Fox News host Megyn Kelly misinformed her audience by claiming that that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has not issued a travel ban over Ukraine, in order to bash President Obama over Israel. In fact, the FAA has banned commercial travel over Ukraine since April.

Jul 24 10:20

BREAKING NEWS FROM GAZA ~~ BEYOND HORRIBLE!

Gaza health ministry says Israeli shells killed at least 15 people and injured 200 in a UN-run school in Beit Hanoun.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With the UN Human Rights Council voting to investigate Israel for war crimes (I'll bet you can guess the one nation that voted against) I predict that Israel will "accidentally" attack more UN facilities in Gaza.

Jul 24 10:19

THE WAR IS MAKING ‘CRIMINALS’ OF ALL OF US

Yesterday, I was part of a delegation of activists from Jewish Voice for Peace and Jews Say No! who took over the Friends of the IDF headquarters in New York. Until we were arrested, we read the names and ages of the dead and sang songs of mourning, often with our voices breaking and tears rolling down our faces. We stood there for an hour, reading the names steadily, and still did not read them all.

As I was taken out in handcuffs to face a sea of about 30 police officers, I asked a staff member of the Friends of the IDF standing nearby, “Did you hear the names we read? Did you see that we read them for an hour and didn’t reach the end? Is this what you support? Are these the Jewish values you grew up with?”

As Jews, so many of us have been brought up on stories of our families’ lives hanging in the balance based on the courage of someone who had the choice to speak up or remain silent.

Jul 24 10:18

PHOTO OF ONE OF THE SADDEST THINGS THE GOD OF ABRAHAM EVER WITNESSED

Astronaut sees rocket fire from space: ‘My saddest photo yet’

Image taken hundreds of miles from earth captures IDF strikes on Gaza, rockets launched from Strip fly over Israel.

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According to Gerst, the photo that was taken from more than 200 miles from earth documents Israel and Gaza during an evening of rocket attacks and aerial strikes. The dark part at the top of the picture is the Mediterranean Sea.

Jul 24 10:10

Israel Transforms Tunnels into Gas Chambers

Prime Minister Netanyahu, every year on Holocaust Day, your nation cries crocodile tears for the gas chambers used during WWII. Shoah, you call it, a Biblical calamity.+ Your use of improvised gas chambers not only revokes your right to do so, but also defines you and your army as war criminals. Your place is in a trial chamber in Nuremberg.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Once again Israel commits the acts they claim the Nazis committed on them.

Jul 24 09:47

The Thirteenth Tribe

KHAZAR EMPIRE AND ITS HERITAGE
By Arthur Koestler

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A listener from yesterday's radio show asked for more information on the fact that the Ashkenazi Jews are not descendants from the Hebrews of the Bible but of Khazars who converted in 800AD. This is one of the works detailing this history of the origins of the European and Russian Jews.

Jul 24 09:42

‘Saddest photo yet’: Astronaut photographs Gaza offensive from space

A German astronaut managed to capture the Gaza war zone from space while aboard the International Space Station. He called it his “saddest photo yet.”

Alexander Gerst, a German flight engineer, geophysicist and volcanologist, spread the news with a short tweet on Wednesday, as the ISS was on a flyby over Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory. The image went viral.

Jul 24 09:32

AIPAC Is the Only Explanation for America's Morally Bankrupt Israel Policy

The official name for Israel's latest assault on Gaza is "Operation Protective Edge." A better name would be "Operation Déjà Vu." As it has on several prior occasions, Israel is using weapons provided by U.S. taxpayers to bombard the captive and impoverished Palestinians in Gaza, where the death toll now exceeds 500. As usual, the U.S. government is siding with Israel, even though most American leaders understand Israel instigated the latest round of violence, is not acting with restraint, and that its actions make Washington look callous and hypocritical in the eyes of most of the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not to mention the American people.

Jul 24 09:31

Fears grow other groups may join Hamas fight vs. Israel after Kerry peace effort fails

Hamas rejected Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s call for a cease-fire amid concerns that an agreement won’t be reached before other parties are drawn into its conflict with Israel.

A new jihadi media outlet called Al Fawaris released a video Wednesday calling on Gazans to endure the military operation. Its message said victory looms and that Muslims all over the world support them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Kerry went in there with a "deal" which gives Israel everything it wants (namely all of HAMAS weapons) and nothing HAMAS wants (open borders, use of their own seaport and fishing waters, rights to the natural gas off of their coast). Of course HAMAS turned it down.

Jul 24 09:28

U.S. Senators Pledge Support for Israeli Ground Invasion

Hours after the Israel Defense Forces began its ground operation in the Gaza Strip on July 17, U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) spoke on the Senate floor to express their support of Israel and its operation, while denouncing the Palestinian Authority’s unity government and the moral equivalency drawn by those critical of Israel’s actions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay guys, if you really feel that way; here are your rifles, and here are your parachutes. We ran out of the desert camo so here are a couple day-glo orange jumpsuits left over from Abu Ghraib. Watch your heads climbing into that transport plane and we will call HAMAS and tell them you are on your way to kick their butts all by yourself.

But We The People have had it with a Congress obsessed with Israel while the United States crumbles before our eyes. We need leaders who will put America first, second, and third. If you love Israel so much and support their wars of aggression, please live there and join in. BUT WE PLAN TO IGNORE EVERYTHING YOU SAY, AND KEEP OUR KIDS SAFE AT HOME, ESPECIALLY AFTER THAT WHOPPER ABOUT SADDAM'S NUCLEAR WEAPONS!

Jul 24 09:24

British band launch "Massive Attack" on Israel at Longitude Festival in Dublin

Award-winning band and veteran political activists Massive Attack used their headline slot at Longitude Festival this weekend to highlight their solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.

The musicians played at Marlay Park, Dublin, on Sunday, kicking off their set with ‘Battlebox’ before using their backdrop to send out messages to the packed audience.

As the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) continues to bombard Gaza with air strikes while Hamas fires rockets into Israel, Massive Attack used its position to show its long-time support of Palestinian freedom.

A lit-up message behind the performers said: “Gaza has been ocupied [sic] or under restrictions since 1948.”

The group also displayed the number of lives lost in Gaza, the Irish Mirror reports, during a performance of ‘Unfinished Sympathy,’ which was met with huge applause from the crowd.

Jul 24 09:17

U.S. Lifts Israel Flight Ban as Gaza Death Toll Reaches 700

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban on commercial flights traveling to Tel Aviv late Wednesday as diplomatic efforts failed to forge a truce between Israel and militants in Gaza. The FAA said it was satisfied with the security measures taken by Israel to mitigate potential risks. US Airways announced its service to Tel Aviv would resume Thursday, and some other carriers said flights would resume Friday. Meanwhile, Israel continued assaults and strikes into the Gaza Strip Thursday morning.

Jul 24 08:29

Absurdities of Israeli spin on Gaza: Siddiqui

Israel says Hamas has cynically calculated that the worse the situation gets for Gazans, the better it is for Hamas. If so, why is Israel obliging Hamas?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel's propaganda is biting itself on the rear-end! Netanyahu says his attack on HAMAS is justified by the kidnapping and killing of three teenagers last month. But that took place in an IDF-controlled area of the West Bank, not in Gaza. ISIS has claimed credit for the crime. The Israeli media admits that the two suspects named by the Israeli government are not part of HAMAS, but of a group known for disobeying HAMAS and trying to cause trouble for them.

Strike 1.

Israel is claiming that because of HAMAS rockets, the people of Israel cower in fear in bomb shelters all over the country, yet insists it is perfectly safe for air traffic to go in and out of Tel Aviv airport.

Strike 2.

Meanwhile, thousands of "terrified" Israels throw picnics on the top of the hills overlooking Gaza, watching the fireworks and cheering at the carnage, not unlike Romans at the Colosseum as the Christians get thrown to the lions. Clearly these Israels are not concerned with HAMAS plumbing-fixture bottle-rockets.

Strike 3.

Jul 24 08:21

Israeli shell hits UN-run school used to shelter hundreds of Palestinian refugees in Gaza, killing 15 and injuring at least 200

An Israeli shell has hit a UN-run school in Gaza, killing 15 and injuring at least 200 who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside.

Pools of blood soiled the school courtyard which was packed with mainly woman and children and there was a large scorch mark in the courtyard marking the place where one of the tank shells hit.

Although the UN said they had given the Israeli army the co-ordinates of the school to prevent such an incident, the shells landed on the school where families had gathered in the courtyard expecting to be evacuated shortly in a Red Cross convoy.

Jul 24 08:18

I've always loved Israel but this brutality breaks my heart

Were the world’s attention not overwhelmingly fixed on the fate of Flight MH17, it would have more to say about that of the Palestinian inhabitants of Gaza. Bombed and battered by Israeli air and firepower, they are dying in scores, victims alike of their own leadership and Israeli ruthlessness.

Some of the dead are Hamas fighters. But many others are women, children, the helpless old. Israel is exacting vengeance at its usual tariff for Hamas rocketing, and the murder of three Israeli students by terrorists. For each Israeli killed, the lives of many times that number of Palestinians are forfeit.

Israel says: they started it; we have a right to retribution. But much of the world says: the Jewish people have been historic standard-bearers for civilisation. Does Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s campaign in Gaza represent that — or instead barbarism?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's review the timetable.

Last month, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and killed in an IDF-controlled region of the West Bank, not Gaza. ISIS has taken credit and even the Israeli media admits that the two suspects named by the Israeli government are not part of HAMAS, but of a group known for disobeying HAMAS and trying to cause trouble for them.

But Netanyahu declares HAMAS, the legally elected government of Gaza, responsible and launches bombing raids into Gaza using the very latest high-tech weapons provided by the US Government and paid for by the US taxpayers.

To put Israel's actions into perspective, let us recall that over the July 4th weekend, 8 people were killed in Chicago. Using Netanyahu's logic, the Democratic party should be blamed and all of Illinois bombed and invaded!

The Palestinians, who have been attacked without provocation, fight back with their home-made rockets, which so far have mostly knocked a few roof tiles loose.

But to Israel's supporters, we should all forget that Israel attacked Gaza without a valid reason, and view Palestine's attempts to defend themselves as the crime, so that Israel can go on pounding the Palestinians with their superior weapons.

I want to point something out. The Israelis sit in their tanks, or the drone operations centers, or fly high above Gaza in their US-supplied warplanes, dropping the latest in US-supplied high tech lethal munitions, and imagine themselves the heroes they read about in the Torah. The Israelis, clearly unafraid of HAMAS rockets, line the hills overlooking Gaza and cheer the carnage, much as the Romans at the Colosseum cheered as the Christians were thrown to the lions. The Palestinians huddle in their giant open-air prison, without an army, a navy, or an air force, and fight back with home-made rockets made out of plumbing supplies.

Not since Thermopylae has the world seen such courage in the face of overwhelming odds. The Palestinians have balls the US and Israel can only dream of, and the world will remember their courage against the tyrants, and the lies by the corporate media's presstitutes and whorespondents trying to protect Israel's aggression!

Jul 23 16:24

Gaza death toll reachs 695 (mostly civilians) as deadly Israeli strikes continue

Israeli airstrikes and artillery shelling killed 21 Palestinians across the Gaza Strip Wednesday morning as the military offensive entered its sixteenth day.

More than 695 Palestinians — the vast majority of whom have been civilians, including more than 160 children — have been killed in the assault so far, while Israel has suffered 29 deaths, 27 of whom have been soldiers.

The Gaza Strip continued to be bombarded from air, land, and sea on Wednesday morning, a day after the the United Nations’ Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA accused Israeli of shelling a UN school sheltering the displaced for the second time in two days.

Jul 23 15:33

This Land is Mine

Jul 23 14:01

Outrage as French politician compares dead Palestinian child to Halal meat

An outspoken pro-Israel politician caused outrage across France today by comparing the mutilated corpse of a Palestinian child to ‘Halal meat’.

Jacques Renaud, the right wing deputy mayor affiliated to the UMP opposition, portrayed the killing of an infant in the Gaza Strip as being similar to animals being slaughtered according to Islamic ritual.

Mr Renaud's comment came as thousands prepared to take to the streets of Paris in a pro-Palestine demonstration which many fear will lead to violence.

Jewish groups have accused anti-Semites of hijacking the rallies, while thousands of Muslims taking part say they are being unfairly labelled as extremists.

Jul 23 12:11

Breakfast with Eli Wallach and John Malkovich or Maybe Not.

The entire state of Israel is writhing in paroxysms of orgasm, over the vile and unnecessary deaths of all those Palestinian women and children, sliced and diced by the state of the art war machine for Crime Syndicate Banker Nation. I need to mention a few things about all of that. I have probably said these things before but they bear repeating at this time. A reader recently pointed out that the conflict is in operation because Israel wants to steal the gas that has been discovered in Gaza. Sure, that could be a motivator. Whenever there is the opportunity for the snarling bully of the Middle East to steal anything from anyone, be it property, organs or one's life, they will do it because it is their nature, just like it is the scorpions nature to sting you for no reason, or even itself to death.

Jul 23 12:10

What Mainstream Media Isn’t Telling You About The Gaza Invasion

First of all, context matters in the Gaza invasion. Before the three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and killed on June 12th, five Palestinian children had been killed by IDF forces in 2014 alone. However, unlike the three Israeli teenagers, their deaths did not generate international outrage or a global campaign, although it did add significantly to Gaza residents’ increasing frustration with the Israeli occupation.

The mainstream media also does a really good job of making this conflict seem like a war between two equal sides. Yet in reality it’s a true David vs. Goliath confrontation between Israeli’s mighty and technologically advanced western-backed military, and Palestinian protesters and fighters equipped mostly with rocks and a small amount of highly unreliable homemade rockets.

Jul 23 12:08

ISRAEL & PALESTINE: 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 just who is wiping who off of the map!

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Jul 23 11:32

TAKE A LOOK AT THE ‘TERRORISTS’ THAT ISRAEL IS BOMBING

Jul 23 11:32

HOW TO SILENCE THE PRESS IN GAZA

Lieberman accused the Qatar-based channel of being a mouthpiece for Hamas, and said the foreign ministry was taking steps to prevent it from broadcasting from Gaza, according to Israel’s Channel 2 TV.

Here are the steps taken ….. as seen by Carlos Latuff

Jul 23 11:31

WHO WILL PROTECT ISRAEL’S PURSE STRINGS

Rocket strike near airport leads American flight agency to temporarily ban travel to Ben-Gurion Airport.
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American airlines temporarily halted flights to and from Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport Tuesday following a rocket strike in the area. According to some reports, the change is due to a decision from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Jul 23 11:30

A Simple Solution to the Israeli/Palestinian Problem

The Israeli/Palestinian problem can be easily solved because the solution is very simple.

Unless Israel wants to become an internationally recognized Apartheid state shunned by the whole world, a just and equitable solution needs to be worked out. A solution that shelves the idea of two countries living side by side because the facts on the ground dictate otherwise. Israelis are living all over the territory that was earmarked for a Palestinian state. And since the Israelis don’t want to give up one inch of that territory, the only solution left is One Country.

But we have a twist.

It would be a federation of 5 states: Israel, West Bank, Gaza, Galilee and Negev with Jerusalem as the country’s Capital and Palestine as its name – a name that’s been around since the time of Christ if not as far back as the time of the Philistines. The Golan Heights would be returned to Syria in exchange for a comprehensive peace with not only Syria but Lebanon.

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Israel will not go along with that. They want one country and for it to be the Jewish state. All others not welcome.

Jul 23 11:29

FLASHBACK 2006 - Burning Conscience: Israeli Soldiers Speak Out

Jul 23 11:27

Well-known Italian philosopher:'I’d like to shoot those bastard Zionists'

Gianni Vattimo says Europeans should raise money to buy Hamas better rockets.

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Israel may be able to murder Gazans with impunity, but they have clearly lost the public relations war!

Jul 23 11:18

Israel asks U.S. for $225 million to replace missing Iron Dome parts

Defense Secretary Chuck Hegel asks Congress to meet 'Israel's critical missile defense needs in light of the ongoing conflict in Gaza.'

Jul 23 11:17

UN rights council to form commission of inquiry over Israeli 'war crimes' in Gaza

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday launched a commission of inquiry into alleged Israeli war crimes in its current Gaza offensive, backing Palestinian efforts to have Israel held up to international scrutiny.

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Bombing that UN school full of refugees was a stupid move, exceeded only by bombing it a second time while UN investigators were in it examining the damage.

Jul 23 11:10

AS THE WAR EFFORT GROWS, SO DOES THE JEWISH OPPOSITION TO IT ~~ IN PHOTOS

They say .. “The little boys who were blown-up by the IDF while playing soccer on the beach were there to hide a missile launcher so their blood is really on Hamas’ hands.”

We say .. “Not another nickel, not another dime. No more money for Israel’s crimes” and “Jews stand with Gaza. End the occupation”.

Jul 23 11:10

YOU WANT A CEASEFIRE? ~~ HERE’S WHAT WE WANT

It’s all about justice for Gaza

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We call for a ceasefire only when negotiated conditions result in the following:

Freedom of movement of Palestinians in and out of the Gaza Strip.
Unlimited import and export of supplies and goods, including by land, sea and air.
Unrestricted use of the Gaza seaport.
Monitoring and enforcement of these agreements by a body appointed by the United Nations, with appropriate security measures.

Each of these expectations is taken for granted by most countries, and it is time for the Palestinians of Gaza to be accorded the human rights they deserve.

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All of this seems reasonable, and indeed these are rights we take for granted in our own nations.

Jul 23 11:09

IDENTIFYING WITH THE CHILD VICTIMS OF GAZA

There is a brand of Judaism that declares, “It happened to us, so it shouldn’t happen to us again.” This is what I see too much of right now. Yet I’m not giving up on the idea that suffering can create fair-mindedness and justice. My version of Judaism — shared by more and more Jews — goes like this: “it happened to us, so it should never happen to anyone, ever. Especially not at our hands.”

To everyone who is reading this article and saying, “Yes, but… Hamas,” I would ask you to just stop with the “buts.” Take a single moment and allow yourself to feel this tremendous loss. Lay down your arms and grieve for the children of Gaza, who only yearned to run around outside and be free. It will hurt tremendously, but it might free you, too.