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Oct 23 14:48

Baltimore Rallies in Solidarity with Palestine

TRNN talks to Baltimore-Palestine Solidarity about why they are protesting Senator Ben Cardin’s office and their response to the latest round of violence in Israel.

Oct 23 09:48

Paper Breaks Taboo on Shamir, Nazi Link : Jerusalem Post Cites Stern Gang Past, Hits Stance on Peace Now

Israel's Jerusalem Post broke a national taboo today by writing of a 1941 link between Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir's Stern Gang guerrillas and Nazi Germany.

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Sooooo ... The Mufti is now off of the hook? :)

Oct 23 09:38

Israeli rabbis: killing Palestinians ‘religious duty’

Israeli Jewish Rabbis have declared the killing of Palestinian resistance fighters “a religious duty”, Israeli media reported on Sunday.

Israeli news website Walla reported that right-wing rabbis replied to questions including: “Am I allowed to kick the insurgent, hit him or shoot him in order to kill him after he has been arrested or is this prohibited?”

Rabbi Rav Benzion Mutzafi replied: “It is not only desirable to do so, but it is a religious duty that you hold his head down to the ground and hit him until his last breath.”

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This puts the lie to the claim made by Israel's ambassador to the United Nations that the violence is all the fault of the Palestinians.

Oct 23 09:14

Ex-Israeli minister sued over flotilla raid that killed Turkish-American

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak is being sued in the United States over his nation’s deadly raid of an aid flotilla that tried to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza in 2010.

The Turkish parents of 19-year-old Furkan Do?an, who was among 10 killed in the raid, sued Barak in federal court in Los Angeles on Oct. 16, claiming unlawful death and torture.

Barak, Israel’s defense minister at the time of the raid, was served with the papers on Oct. 20 after he gave a speech near Los Angeles.

The Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles could not immediately provide a contact for Barak, who is still in the area.

Oct 23 09:10

Bibi's Holocaust comments muddle congressional case against Palestinian 'incitement'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's assertion that a Palestinian mufti was responsible for the Holocaust risks undermining congressional efforts to lay the blame for the current violence squarely at the feet of the Palestinians.

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It also undermines the statement made by the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations.

Oct 23 09:01

Fallout from the Gaza Blockade

A lawsuit has been filed in the United States against former Israeli Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ehud Barak for his role in the 2010 Israeli commando attack upon the Gaza Freedom Flotilla in which eight Turkish citizens and one American citizen were killed by Israeli forces and over 50 Turkish passengers were wounded.

Oct 23 08:51

Here's what mufti al-Husseini's granddaughter has to say about Netanyahu's Holocaust comments

As the Internet has already outlined, there's a lot wrong with Netanyahu's comments. Aside from being historically inaccurate, subject scholars point out his quote technically qualifies as Holocaust denial.

Ironically, Dana Husseini thinks it could swing the pendulum in favor of the Palestinians at a time when tensions in Jerusalem are higher than they've been in a long time.

Oct 23 08:23

Israel’s March of Madness. Towards an Ultra-nationalist, Racist, Religious Society.

Israeli democracy is sliding downwards. Sliding slowly, comfortably, but unmistakably.

Sliding where? Everybody knows that: towards an ultra-nationalist, racist, religious society.

Who is leading the ride?

Why, the government, of course, that group of noisy nobodies which came to power at the last elections, led by Binyamin Netanyahu.

Not really. Take all these big-mouthed little demagogues, the ministers of this or that (I can’t quite remember who is supposed to be minister for what) and shut them up somewhere, and nothing will change. In 10 years from now, nobody will remember the name of any of them.

… there is only one group in the country that is strong enough, cohesive enough, determined enough to take over the state: the settlers.

Oct 23 08:21

54-year-old Palestinian dies from tear gas inhalation in Hebron

A 54-year-old Palestinian died on Wednesday from excessive tear gas inhalation during clashes between Palestinian youths and Israeli forces in Hebron, medical sources said.

A doctor in Hebron's government hospital told Ma'an that the Palestinian, identified as Hashem al-Azzeh, had a previous history of cardiac disease.

Locals told Ma'an that he was a resident of the Tel Rumeida area of Hebron, and was at Bab al-Zawiya in central Hebron when he suffered excessive tear gas inhalation.

He was rushed to hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.

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He was not, in fact, "rushed" to the hospital, as vehicles, including ambulances, are not allowed into the neighborhood where Hashem al-Azzeh lived. He was carried by hand down to where the ambulance could pick him up, which is where he was exposed to the tear gas.

Oct 23 06:38

J.K. Rowling, Daniel Battsek & Other Brits Write Open Letter Opposing Cultural Boycott Of Israel

In a letter published today in the UK’s The Guardian, artists across Great Britain including Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, Dame Hilary Mantel (Wolf Hall) and Simon Schama are rallying in support of Israeli-Palestinian dialogue versus cultural boycotts in a new group known as the Culture for Coexistence. The letter comes in response to a letter the newspaper published in February by 700 artists calling for the cultural boycott of Israel.

Oct 22 19:18

Netanyahu absolved Hitler of the final solution by placing the blame for the Holocaust on the Palestinians

Why is Netanyahu consistently attempting to displace blame for the Jewish genocide in Europe from the Germans onto the Palestinians? Of course, Netanyahu throughout his career has been determined to shatter the Palestinian national struggle. To discredit it, and to justify his campaign, his violent campaign against it. But with what’s happening in Jerusalem Netanyahu’s fanaticism has risen to the surface.

Oct 22 16:16

‘Would take WW3 to fix intl system’ – ex-UN Gaza inquiry head

Neutrality is the name of the UN game, but in the highly charged Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it was wielded as a weapon of war.

Oct 22 14:21

New evictions of Arab families part of battle for Jerusalem

On a recent morning, at a time of soaring Israeli-Palestinian tensions and massive police deployment in Jerusalem, security forces carried out an eviction order: Troops sealed off parts of the Arab neighborhood of Silwan and removed two families from their apartments to allow the entry of Jews named by a court as the rightful owners.

Oct 22 14:06

BEX ALERT - Israel's Ambassador tells UN: There is no cycle of violence, only unprovoked attacks against innocent, peaceful Jews

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"And the Palestinians murdered Socrates!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Oct 22 13:19

Israel Calls a Man Its Soldiers Killed a "Terrorist": Until They Realized He Was an Israeli Jew

The Jerusalem Post today describes the killing of a man by two IDF soldiers after, the soldiers claim, he was acting erratically and tried to grab one of their guns. When he was fatally shot by the IDF, says the paper, he was “believed to be an Arab terrorist.” As it turns out, he was not an Arab Palestinian but rather an Israeli Jew. Upon learning this, the “terrorist” designation was officially and “immediately” rescinded:

Oct 22 13:04

Jewish Israeli shot dead by security guard after being mistaken for terrorist

A Jewish Israeli man was shot dead by security guards in Jerusalem after being mistaken for a terrorist. He had gotten into an argument with the guards and was subsequently killed when he reached to grab a gun from one of them.

The incident took place as the man was getting off a bus and the two security guards were trying to get on. A dispute ensued and the guards demanded to see his identification papers.

However, when the man tried to grab one of the guard’s guns, he was shot dead, as they believed he was a “terrorist,” police said, as cited by AFP.

Two similar events have also occurred recently involving Jewish Israelis injured or killed due to mistaken identity.

Oct 22 11:02

Israel's Netanyahu stirs trouble by linking late Muslim leader to Holocaust

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu provoked a Holocaust controversy on Wednesday, hours before a visit to Germany, by saying that the Muslim elder in Jerusalem during the 1940s convinced Adolf Hitler to exterminate the Jews.

In a speech to the Zionist Congress late on Tuesday, Netanyahu referred to a series of Muslim attacks on Jews in Palestine during the 1920s that he said were instigated by the then-Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini.

Husseini famously flew to visit Hitler in Berlin in 1941, and Netanyahu said that meeting was instrumental in the Nazi leader's decision to launch a campaign to annihilate the Jews.

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But, but, but, but ... I thought there WAS no Palestine in the 1920s!!!!!!!! :)

Even for Netanyahu, this is pretty pathetic. This piece of Muslim-bashing propaganda, constantly recycled by Netanyahu, Pam Geller, etc. ad infinitum ad nauseum focuses on a picture taken of Adolph Hitler meeting with the grand mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin.



The implication is that this meeting "proves" Palestinians are all closet Nazis.

But, let's look at some other photos.



Hitler with Pope Pius 12th. Does this picture mean all Catholics are closet Nazis?



Hitler with King Edward and Wallis Simpson. Does this photograph mean all British subjects are closet Nazis?



Hitler with France's Henry Philippe Petain. Does this photograph mean all the French are closet Nazis?



Hitler with British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. Does this photograph mean all British subjects are closet Nazis?



Hitler with President Hoover. Does this photograph mean all Americans are closet Nazis?

The fact is that as a head of state, Hitler was required by diplomatic protocol to meet a lot of people and have his picture taken with them. It is just part of the job. And as WW2 proved, not everyone Hitler was photographed with agreed with him.

Let's try some more photos.



Does this photo make Richard Nixon a rock star, or Elvis a lying crook?



I wonder how Netanyahu feels about this photo of young German Jews wearing Nazi uniforms?



Hitler with executives from IBM. In this case, IBM did sell counting equipment to Nazi Germany, some of which was used in the slave labor camps, but Netanyahu doesn't seem interested in killing off IBM.

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Oct 22 10:46

Israeli memes mock Netanyahu's Hitler revisionism

Netanyahu is claiming that the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem was responsible for convincing Hitler to exterminate the Jews. Israelis and Palestinians are not letting him get off easy.

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Neither am I! Netanyahu's obvious fraud has opened the door to the legitimate question; what else have we been lied to about Israel?

Oct 22 10:38

Netanyahu denies exonerating Hitler of Holocaust blame

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu backtracked Wednesday on his claim that a Palestinian religious leader gave Adolf Hitler the idea to exterminate Jews after widespread controversy and a flood of online mockery.

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Netanyahu's claim that the Palestinians (who don't exist every other week) initiated the Holocaust makes Netanyahu a Holocaust revisionist!

Shouldn't he be in jail? :)

Oct 22 10:14

ISRAELI PIRACY SUED ~~ EX ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BARAK IS THE MAJOR DEFENDANT

A case has been opened against former Israeli Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ehud Barak in the US who is one of the responsible perpetrators for the attack upon the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, and is the first person to carry the embargo upon Gaza into effect.

Oct 22 09:53

Bibi Butchers History

Bibi Netanyahu continues his (vain)glorious attempt to ride roughshod over Jewish history with his recent speech to the World Jewish Congress. By now, you’ve heard the Israeli leader’s false claim that it was Hajj Amin al-Hussein, not Hitler himself, who planted the idea of exterminating European Jewry. Bibi even manages to quote their entire conversation, which is quite a historical feat considering there is no historical record whatsoever of what they actually said.

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The good news is that it is now socially acceptable to ask what other whoppers Israel has been telling the world all along!

Oct 22 09:45

State Dep’t slams Netanyahu’s Hitler story as ‘inflammatory’ and against ‘scholarly evidence’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim that Hitler got the idea for the extermination of the Jews from a Palestinian leader, the mufti of Jerusalem, is continuing to draw widespread scorn, though leading American Jewish groups are trying to deemphasize the hatefulness of the comments.

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Maybe it is time to take a closer look at the scholarly evidence about a lot of things Israel keeps claiming!

Oct 22 09:37

Despite global disgust, Netanyahu doubles down on claim that Hitler got idea of Final Solution from a Palestinian

News sites around the world today are talking about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s assertion in a speech yesterday that Hitler didn’t want to kill the Jews, just expel them, till he was convinced to exterminate them by the Palestinian leader, Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. The criticism is so universal, and angry, that the remarks look to be a landmark in Netanyahu’s cynicism; they draw back the curtain for the world on his refusal to sincerely address Palestinians aspirations for freedom today.

Yet, in the face of the criticism Netanyahu is doubling down on his contention that Palestinians incited the holocaust.

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There is an upside to all of this (aside from Netanyahu tossing what remains of his credibility into the Al Qaeda). With such a huge whopper on full view, it is now acceptable to openly speculate on just what else Israel has been lying to everyone about for the last half of a century! USS Liberty? Israel's nuclear arms? Nothing is off limits any longer. Nothing.

Oct 22 08:31

Outrage over Holocaust comments intensifies as Netanyahu meets Kerry

Binyamin Netanyahu has met with the US secretary of state, John Kerry, in Berlin amid a continuing storm of criticism over remarks by the Israeli prime minister claiming that the Palestinian grand mufti of Jerusalem had suggested the genocide of the Jews to Adolf Hitler.

Although Netanyahu tried to row back on his remarks that Hitler had been persuaded to initiate the Holocaust by the second world war Palestinian leader – made in a speech on Tuesday to the World Zionist Congress – historians and media commentators continued to weigh in accusing him of everything from fabrication to helping the cause of Holocaust deniers.

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Yeah, when you get caught telling a real whopper like that, people start to wonder what else you have been less than truthful about!


Oct 22 08:24

Germany refuses to accept Netanyahu’s claim Palestinian inspired Holocaust

Germany has said it has no reason to change its view of history after Israel’s prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, said Adolf Hitler had been persuaded to carry out the Holocaust by a Palestinian leader.

Before a trip to Berlin, Netanyahu provoked incredulity and anger among many when he claimed in a speech that Hitler had only wanted to expel Europe’s Jews and that the idea to exterminate them had come from the then mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini.

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But LAST week Israel's supporters were saying there was no such thing as Palestinians!!! I am sooooooooo confused!

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Oct 21 18:33

Netanyahu causes uproar by blaming Palestinians for Holocaust

Israeli prime minister under fire for suggesting that a World War II-era Palestinian leader convinced the Nazis to adopt their Final Solution to exterminate European Jews

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Oct 21 15:19

Israel: Racist mob lynches migrant as violence intensifies

An angry Jewish mob lynched an unarmed Eritrean migrant worker in the southern city of Beer Sheba after an Israeli security guard repeatedly shot him on Sunday. The crowd cursed and kicked him, chanting, “Death to Arabs!” “Arabs out!” and “Am Israel Hai!” (“The people of Israel still live”).

Oct 21 14:07

France to submit Security Council resolution on international protection force at al-Aqsa mosque

France will present a Security Council resolution this week on behalf of the Palestinian leadership calling for international observers deployed in Jerusalem, according to senior Palestinian official and member of the PLO executive committee Hanan Ashrawi.

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The US will veto.

Oct 21 14:04

Palestinians not behind Shoah, says Germany

Germany on Wednesday stressed its inherent responsibility in the Holocaust, after Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu stirred controversy over his claim a Palestinian leader gave Hitler the idea of exterminating Jews.

Oct 21 13:33

Chaos in Jerusalem is a warning of things to come

Jonathan Cook argues that the chaotic violence of the past weeks in occupied Jerusalem and other parts of the occupied Palestinian territories “looks like a warning from the future – a future Israel is hurtling towards”.

Oct 21 10:47

Benjamin Netanyahu blames Holocaust on Palestinian leader Haj Amin al-Husseini

He said that the pair met in November 1941, and claimed: "Hitler didn't want to exterminate the Jews at the time, he wanted to expel the Jew. And Haj Amin al-Husseini went to Hitler and said, 'If you expel them, they'll all come here (to Palestine).' According to Netanyahu, Hitler then asked: "What should I do with them?" and the Mufti replied: "Burn them."

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So much for "there is no such place as Palestine and no Palestinians", eh Bibi?

Oct 21 10:10

Why is Benjamin Netanyahu trying to whitewash Hitler?

Benjamin Netanyahu has publicly asserted that Adolf Hitler had no intention of exterminating Europe’s Jews until a Palestinian persuaded him to do it.

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But, but, but ... Israel says there is no such thing as Palestinians!!!!!!!! I am soooooooooooo confused now! :)

Oct 21 10:01

BBC implies Palestinian dead are Israeli

A prime example this week was a segment on the BBC’s flagship radio news program Today. On 19 October it broadcast a four-minute chat between veteran presenter John Humphrys and one of its Middle East correspondents, Kevin Connolly.

With 42 Palestinians killed at that time, and thousands more injured in attacks by settlers and soldiers, Humphrys began his conversation with Connolly like this: “Yet another attack on Israelis last night. This time an Arab man with a gun and a knife killed a soldier and wounded 10 people. Our Middle East correspondent is Kevin Connolly. The number is mounting, isn’t it Kevin? The number is about 50 now, isn’t it?”

Not only does Humphrys’ introduction make it sound as though only Israelis are being attacked, he quite extraordinarily implies that the 50 who had been killed since the beginning of the month were all Israelis.

Oct 21 10:00

Israeli soldiers kill two teens in Hebron

Israeli forces shot dead five Palestinians, including two teenagers in the occupied West Bank and a man in Gaza, on Tuesday.

Oct 21 09:52

THE CAMERA DOESN’T LIE BUT NETANYAHU DOES

Watch as Netanyahu publicly asserts that Adolf Hitler had no intention of exterminating Europe’s Jews until a Palestinian persuaded him to do it.

Just one of the many lies in the following video

(Which, BTW, were refuted by historians and politicians)

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Oct 21 09:51

THE NIGHTMARE WE KNOW AS ZIONISM

As Israeli authorities increase restrictions on Palestinian neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem, residents of al-Issawiya say humiliating inspections by Israeli forces have turned their lives into a “nightmare.”

“The Israeli occupation is trying to practice a policy of humiliation at the military checkpoints in the main exits of al-Issawiya,” said Hani al-Issawi, a member of a local committee to defend land in in the town.

“Residents are not allowed to leave the village in groups. Every single person must undergo inspections,” he added.

Men, including the elderly, are forced to pull up their shirts up and sometimes take their trousers down upon entrance and exit to the neighborhood, while many undergo physical inspections.

Oct 21 09:50

RAISING THE FLAG OF PALESTINE AT THE UN WAS NOT THE SOLUTION

The US, Israel’s guardian-ally, has used its veto power at the UN Security Council numerous times to kill dozens of UNSC resolutions that would have forced Israel to withdraw from the occupied territories and allow for the establishment of a viable Palestinian state.

Oct 21 09:45

Netanyahu: Hitler didn't want to exterminate Jews

Oct 21 08:44

Hot off the Press; Netanyahu Is a Holocaust Revisionist

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has attracted criticism for an incendiary speech in which he accused the Palestinian grand mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, of “inspiring the Holocaust”. Critics accuse Netanyahu of trivialising the Holocaust by attributing the impetus for Hitler’s plan to exterminate the Jews of Europe to the grand mufti.

In his speech Netanyahu described a meeting between Haj Amin al-Husseini and Hitler in November 1941. “Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews at the time, he wanted to expel the Jews. And Haj Amin al-Husseini went to Hitler and said: ‘If you expel them, they’ll all come here [to Palestine].’” According to Netanyahu, Hitler then asked: “What should I do with them?” and the mufti replied: “Burn them.” Netanyahu chose not to reveal how he had uncovered the transcript of the conversation.

Oct 21 08:42

How Neocons Destabilized Europe

Exclusive: The neocon prescription of endless “regime change” is spreading chaos across the Middle East and now into Europe, yet the neocons still control the mainstream U.S. narrative and thus have diagnosed the problem as not enough “regime change,” as Robert Parry reports.

The refugee chaos that is now pushing deep into Europe – dramatized by gut-wrenching photos of Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi whose body washed up on a beach in Turkey – started with the cavalier ambitions of American neocons and their liberal-interventionist sidekicks who planned to remake the Middle East and other parts of the world through “regime change.”

Instead of the promised wonders of “democracy promotion” and “human rights,” what these “anti-realists” have accomplished is to spread death, destruction and destabilization across the Middle East and parts of Africa and now into Ukraine and the heart of Europe. Yet, since these neocon forces still control the Official Narrative, their explanations get top billing – such as that there hasn’t been enough “regime change.”

Oct 21 06:54

Why is Benjamin Netanyahu trying to whitewash Hitler?

Benjamin Netanyahu has publicly asserted that Adolf Hitler had no intention of exterminating Europe’s Jews until a Palestinian persuaded him to do it.

The Israeli prime minister’s attempt to whitewash Hitler and lay the blame for the Holocaust at the door of Palestinians signals a major escalation of his incitement against and demonization of the people living under his country’s military and settler-colonial rule.

It also involves a good deal of Holocaust denial.

In a speech to the World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem on Tuesday, Netanyahu asserted that Haj Amin al-Husseini convinced Hitler to carry out the killings of 6 million Jews.

Oct 20 19:25

Third Intifada Or Zionist Jihad: Israel Escalates Tensions With Execution Style Force

It almost breaks my heart to say that the only development that can get the world to an act is organized mass murder like Srebrenica or Rwanda. But do we really have to wait for an act of mass killing so severe that the world can no longer avert its gaze?

Oct 20 16:01

Famous Archived Letters of a TX WWI Soldier Discuss the Nation of Palestine

Looks like no one told this well known WWI soldier that there was no such country as Palestine, during World War I. Paul B Hendrickson, born Oct. 8, 1896 in Illinois, was a soldier in the U.S. Army and a veteran of the 33rd Division in World War I. He is well known for the fascinating series of letters he wrote during WWI. Hendrickson, who died in 1990, is also well known in Texas for the detailed maps he drew of Houston's Camp Logan, while he was stationed there. In this series of fascinating letters between Paul and his protestant mother, the two lament "the hold Catholicism was getting on our people," and how they look forward to "fulfillment of "a certain prophecy about the Jews them that we used to discuss." The mother reminds the son how she longs for "the new order that will be ushered in by and thru the Jews in their home- land - Palestine."

Oct 20 15:34

Finkelstein: Third Intifada goal is to end illegal Gaza siege

RT discusses the new outbreak of violence in the West Bank

Oct 20 13:31

MSNBC 'Regrets' Showing 'Factually Innacturate' Maps of Historical Palestine on News Segment After Jews Go Nuts

After showing an info-graphic on a recent news segment featuring a series of historical maps of Palestine over a period of years, MSNBC has apologized and expressed 'regret.'

"We realized after we went off the air, that the maps were not factually accurate, and we regret using them," the MSNBC hostess proclaims.

She then brings on a 'Middle east expert' Martin Fletcher, and begs him "clearly those maps were wrong, tell us why." Fletcher insists that "there was no state called Palestine," to which the pretty blonde NBC anchor nods in agreement.

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COWARDS!

Oct 20 10:21

Paul Larudee: We Must Make the Occupation Impossible for Israel to Continue

Paul Larudee tells Fars News Agency that there’s much work that needs to be done to make sure that the voice of the suppressed Palestinians is heard by the global public.

According to Mr. Larudee, what’s happening in the Palestinian territories and the Gaza Strip these days is a “human-made disaster” which the Israelis have created and the world community has condoned.

“This is a human-made disaster and the disaster is continuing because it is the Israeli policy to maintain the maximum level of disaster that the world will permit; and the world is quite tolerant in permitting a very high level of disaster,” he said.

Oct 20 09:55

Israel-Palestine: As Stabbings, Shootings Kill Dozens, Endless Occupation Fuels Vengeful Resistance

The death toll from violence in Israel and the Occupied Territories has increased with new Palestinian stabbing attacks and an intensified Israeli crackdown.

Oct 20 09:48

IN PHOTOS ~~ STANDING WITH PALESTINE IN NEW YORK CITY

Over 1500 people braved the streets of New York as they marched for Palestinian Rights

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Corporate media claimed only 200 showed up.

Oct 20 08:34

Israeli Media Fabricating Palestinian Attacks Of Jews, Lying To Public

Whistleblower, Eran Efrati’s latest live leak stated that the Israeli Government has now given the Zionist Occupation Forces (IDF) a “Green Light” to shoot any Palestinian that “looks suspicious” and in the case of Zionist settler mob attacks against Palestinians, senior officers in the Israeli army are briefing soldiers to assassinate Palestinians first, before the settlers do, because they know it will look bad in the media if settlers carry out terrorist attacks. It’s also a way to satisfy the Zionist settlers who’s votes are extremely important to Netanyahu’s Right Wing ruling party.

Oct 20 08:30

Settlers forcibly evict Palestinian families from Silwan homes

At least nine Palestinians were left homeless on Monday after settlers escorted by Israeli security personnel forcibly evicted them from their homes in the Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem.

The Silwan-based Wadi Hilweh Information Center said a large group of Israeli border police and officers escorted staff from the far-right Israeli Ateret Cohanim organization to the Batn al-Hawa area of the neighborhood.

Israeli forces then surrounded two Palestinian houses belonging to the Abu Nab family before ransacking the property and evicting the families.

Helicopters were seen in the area, together with Israeli police dogs, during the eviction.

Israeli forces assaulted Abdullah Abu Nab with pepper spray during the eviction, which left four members of his family homeless. Five members of Sabri Abu Nab's family were also displaced by the eviction.

Oct 20 08:22

Kuwait calls for Israel to be dismissed from international parliament

The head of the Kuwaiti Parliament Marzouq Ali Al-Ghenim has renewed his call to dismiss Israel from the international union of parliaments as a response to its continued aggression towards Palestinians, Alkhaleejonline.com reported on Sunday.

Oct 20 07:55

Tell the New York Times: we need accurate reporting on Palestine and Israel

The Times has repeatedly failed to live up to its reputation for balance with its coverage of the recent uprising in Israel and Palestine. Millions depend on the New York Times for balanced, fact-based news. With some notable exceptions, the Times has frequently dehumanized Palestinians, and ignored the root causes of the current conditions.

We, the undersigned, call on Margaret Sullivan, the public editor of the New York Times, to publicly re-evaluate the Times’ coverage of Israel and Palestine and to hold NYT editors accountable to the strong recommendations she made on November 22, 2014 [1] — including the mandate to provide historical context in articles about Israel and Palestine.

Oct 20 07:43

Video: Israeli mob attacks Eritrean, mistaking him for Bedouin assailant

An Eritrean national shot by an Israeli security guard after he was surrounded by a frenzied mob of Israelis in a Beersheva bus station in southern Israel Sunday night died today of wounds sustained during the assault. A video circulating on social media shows the man, Haftom Zarhum, 29, lying on the floor in a pool of blood after the shooting. While security officials attempted to stave off the crowd, one Israeli threw a bench at Zarhum, others kicked him.

Oct 20 07:42

Israeli police evicts Palestinian family from East Jerusalem home, gives property to settlers for new settlement

This morning (Monday) a large body of Israeli police evicted a Palestinian family (Abu Nab) from their home in Silwan and handed the house over to settlers from the extreme right-wing movement “Ateret Cohanim”. Palestinian inhabitants of the neighbourhood were put under strict curfew, shut in their homes with no coming in or out under any circumstances.

Such a case of forceful displacement of a Palestinian family and handing over the home to Jewish settlers has not taken place in East Jerusalem since the last Evictions in Sheikh Jarrah in 2009.
- See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2015/10/palestinian-jerusalem-settlement?utm_sou...

Oct 20 07:41

Zionist Zealotry: The Root Cause of Israeli State Terror

snip: They’re longstanding victims of collective punishment, extreme brutality, isolation, economic strangulation, roadblocks, checkpoints, electric fences, separation walls, curfews, displacement, and settlement construction on land stolen from them for exclusive Jewish development.

They’re denied fundamental human rights mandated under international humanitarian laws - victimized by Israeli high crimes of war and against humanity, genocide by any standard.

They’re on their own for justice never gotten - the world community ignoring their longstanding pleas for help, siding with occupation viciousness.

Oct 20 06:15

NATO BLIND: Top Secret Russian Air Defence System Deployed in Syria

You are only as good as those you fight. The US military is great for gunning down innocent men,women and children all over the planet for their corporate and neocon masters.
They are absolutely no good for defending the USA from attack and are at this moment training to attack the American people. And they have now been caught not only giving aid and comfort to America's enemies,they the Pentagram creates Americas enemies out of whole cloth! Shameful!

Thierry Meyssan, a French journalist who has been based in Damascus for some years now, is reporting that Russia has deployed its most advanced, top secret air defence system in Syria, which has essentially “left NATO blind.”

While the West has been completely embarrassed by Russia’s swift and effective operation in Syria, it has now been utterly outclassed; so greatly that, as we shall hear below, even NATO Commanders are ‘worried’.

Oct 20 05:55

America enabled radical Islam: How the CIA, George W. Bush and many others helped create ISIS

We have tried to harness the power of radical Islam for our own interests for decades. ISIS is partially on America

Since 1980, the United States has intervened in the affairs of fourteen Muslim countries, at worst invading or bombing them. They are (in chronological order) Iran, Libya, Lebanon, Kuwait, Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Sudan, Kosovo, Yemen, Pakistan, and now Syria. Latterly these efforts have been in the name of the War on Terror and the attempt to curb Islamic extremism.

Oct 19 20:24

The Battle for Al-Aqsa

The new generations of Palestinians are fed up with the 67 years old Israeli occupation, colonial state violence and ethnic cleansing, settlers’ colonization, apartheid racism and discrimination, checkpoint humiliations, wars, home demolitions, land confiscations, imprisonments, international bias and injustice, abandonment by their brethren Arabs, and oppressed by the Israeli proxy Palestinian Authority

Oct 19 19:48

Yes, Bibi, get with the programme

In other words, there can be no peace without justice, and no justice in Palestine until the brutal occupation is ended. That's the "programme". Get with it, Bibi.

Oct 19 19:35

MSNBC 'Regrets' Showing 'Factually Inaccurate' Maps of Historical Palestine on News Segment After Jews Go Nuts

"We realized after we went off the air, that the maps were not factually accurate, and we regret using them," the MSNBC hostess proclaims. "Clearly those maps were wrong, tell us why," the anchor asks her 'Middle-East Expert.' He promptly explains "there was no state called Palestine," to which the pretty blonde NBC anchor nods in agreement. "It's very complex to accurately cover the middle east," she adds.

Oct 19 18:36

Global Jewish Network Launches Action Against Israel’s Palestine Occupation

“As a group of Jews from around the world we believe that immediate change needs to come from the Israeli government and Israeli people. It is incumbent on all Jews around the world to pressure the Israeli government — and those who follow and support its words and deeds — to change its approach.”

Yeah! Like quit murdering the innocents!

Oct 19 18:23

Israel vs. Palestine on Times Square: More than a thousand rally in NYC

Pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli protesters both took to the streets of New York. In spite of some minor injuries, no major clashes were reported.

Oct 19 16:51

Jewish Supremacist/ Breitbart Propagandist Pamela Geller Hides From WhatReallyHappened.com Historical Palestine Maps! Rewteet Now

Pamela Geller, a Jewish supremacist propagandist who writes for Breitbart, has once again scoffed at the notion that Palestine was ever a country. She replies to tweets all day, but neglected to reply to my 4 WhatReallyHappened.com images of historical maps of Palestine from WWI, WWII, and even a 1947 map of PALESTINE from NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC. I guess National Geographic is in on the 'doctored maps' 'anti-semitic conspiracy' too, eh Pammy? Geller also ignored an actual hand-written postcard from Golda Meir, the fourth Prime Minister of Israel, recognizing the country of Palestine in 1930! Let's flood her with re-tweets of this stuff and see if she can think of a reply!

Oct 19 13:31

Rampaging State-Sponsored Israeli Settlers. Daily Acts of Violence against Palestinians

Israeli settlements are permitted to freely terrorize defenseless Palestinians including young children, committing daily acts of violence and vandalism, at times cold-blooded murder with impunity.

Israeli authorities do nothing to stop them, de facto encouragement to rampage freely, often protected by soldiers and police – notably when they disruptively enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound where they don’t belong, commit vigilante attacks against young children, farmers in their fields, holy places or homes by settling them ablaze.

Yesh Din Volunteers for Human Rights receive daily complaints from abused Palestinians, notably during recent weeks of Israeli instigated violence, settlers attacking them at home, in vehicles, in village areas, in fields, virtually anywhere in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Oct 19 12:44

Hundreds of Israeli settlers firebomb Palestinian villages in eastern Hebron

More than 200 Israeli settlers attacked the Palestinian villages of Wad al-Haseen and Wad al-Nasara near the illegal Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba overnight in the eastern Hebron district of the occupied southern West Bank, locals and medics said.

During the attack, Israeli settlers threw stones and firebombs at Palestinian homes and injured at least three people, two of which were minors, while Israeli forces later shot and injured one Palestinian with live fire.

An Israeli army spokesperson said she did not have reports of any injuries with live fire.

Oct 19 12:42

PM rejects ‘absurd’ call for international observers on Temple Mount

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday slammed a French proposal to deploy international observers to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem in response to the current round of violence, calling it a fundamentally absurd idea.

Oct 19 12:39

UN to deploy peacekeepers to protect world heritage sites

UN peacekeepers will protect world heritage sites from attacks by Islamist militants, Unesco has said.

Italy proposed the move in the wake of the destruction of sites including Palmyra in Syria by Islamic State. The Italian culture minister, Dario Franceschini, said 53 countries, as well as permanent members of the security council, had voted in favour of the idea.

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The Temple Mount in Jerusalem is a World Heritage site. How about some peacekeepers in their to calm things down?

Oct 19 11:46

Huckabee: ‘Two-State Solution Is No Solution

Huckabee: ‘Two-State Solution Is No Solution,’ No Moral Equivalence Between Palestinian ‘Thugs’ And Israeli Police

(*Somebody needs to let Huckabee know he needs to get his facts straight . Palestine Was The Birth Place Of Christianity http://whatreallyhappened.com/IMAGES/Palestine%20%281920%29.jpg , and then tell him to Huck Off ! http://whatreallyhappened.com/blogs/comedywriter/10/12/07/mike-huckabe... )

Oct 19 11:46

Arbitrary Arrest

This friend of CPTers in Hebron was with them only a couple minutes prior to his arrest, as he waited for another Palestinian who was detained for over an hour, to be released. He came to meet CPTers from the other side of the police station as he was not allowed to walk on the section below the synagogue. After two minutes of which he was out of sight, Israeli Border Police were dragging him to the police station, claiming he attempted to stab them. The team wholeheartedly refutes this claim. CPTers heard aggressive shouting from the police station and saw our friend pushed against a wall face first, with his arms pulled behind his back. CPTers were then screamed at by a police officer, who forced them away from the entrance to the police station. Upon his release a day later, he showed us his substantial injuries from the beating he sustained at the hands of the Border Police.

Oct 19 11:23

Israel’s Defamation of Judaism: The Rape of the Palestinian People

Israel has come a long way since 1967 in the construction of an apartheid state and society with respect to the Palestinians, in truth, the proto-Nazification of policy and conduct in which the gas chamber has been replaced by the more protracted denial of life to the victims of an ethnocentric/racial ideology achieved through the degradation of a whole people: a faucet of inhumanity left running, where genocide is administered in drips rather than in a torrent. But even the latter holds, as now, as the misery and hopelessness sinks into the consciousness of the oppressed, almost as a conscious strategy of still more acute humiliation in the hope that signs of resistance will give pretext and excuse for a show of force and further clamping down.

Oct 19 10:59

BEX ALERT - Under attack, Israel deserves American support

Israel, America’s truest ally in the Middle East, is under terrorist assault, and the Obama administration is once again turning its back on the Jewish state.

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So let me see if I have this right. Israel grabs a chunk of Palestine 60 some odd years ago, keeps grabbing more and more, builds illegal settlements on what remains of Palestine, burns the Palestinians olive groves, dumps the raw sewage from the illegal settlements onto Palestinian lands, snipes innocent Palestinians, ignores United Nations resolutions, and when a Palestinian picks up a rock, nuclear-armed Israel quakes with fear and demands the US taxpayer foot the bill for more weapons?

Are these people on drugs?

Oct 19 09:51

Israeli bus station attack: IDF soldier killed, police mistakenly shoot dead foreigner

An IDF soldier was killed and 11 others were injured when an Arab attacker, armed with a gun and a knife, opened fire at a bus station in the city of Beersheba in the south of the country. An Eritrean man was mistaken for being an assailant and killed by police.

Oct 19 09:49

‘Caught on Camera’: Extrajudicial killings of Palestinians

A new report summarizing Israel’s Arbitrary Killings and its System of Structural Violence was released by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor at a press conference in Geneva on Friday. The release included the following video, “Caught on Camera: Israel’s extrajudicial killings,” illustrating the killings of Palestinian civilians involved in political protests during the last two weeks.

The report follows Euro-Med Monitor‘s October 10th Call on International Community to halt Israel’s extrajudicial executions.

Oct 19 09:45

Intifada No3: Britain’s Support of Israel Despite Electoral Disapproval

In little more than the last four weeks, 560 Palestinians have been arrested by Israel in the Occupied Teritories and within Israel.

The storming of Al-Aqsa mosque by police with cover provided by heavily armed military led to the mosque itself being damaged and subsequently closed to worshippers has only led to a further escalation of hostilities.

Oct 19 09:45

Occupation, Persecution - SoleCause Of Violence in Palestine

Palestinians are not knife-wielding terrorists as scurrilous Western and Israeli reports claim - disgracefully highlighted by presstitute scoundrels, ignoring decades of Palestinian suffering and ruthless occupation harshness.

Israel bears full responsibility for ongoing violence, planned and instigated by Netanyahu’s Arab-hating fascist regime - with full support from neocons infesting Washington, part of their longstanding scheme for world dominance by brute force and genocidal elimination of opposition.

Unrestrained state terror is official US and Israeli policy. The only way to stop daily violence and persecution in Palestine is by ending occupation and effectively challenging US imperial lawlessness.

Oct 19 09:15

THE ISRAELI SOLUTION ~~ CONCRETE APARTHEID

olice set up temporary wall in East Talpiot in effort to stop barrage of Molotov cocktails from nearby Jabel Mukaber.

Oct 19 09:13

What Israel Is Up To in Jerusalem

Once again, war atmosphere in Israel. In television day and night nothing but Palestinians stabbing, hurling, burning; current footage is recycled ad nauseam, and, a second before vomiting, reminders from previous Intifadas are aired, to place the present event in the right historical context. As the fruit juice seller told me, "It has always been like that: they always kill us. First Temple, Second Temple, the Crusades, the Holocaust, and now this." (He was overwhelmed when I wondered where the Amalekites had gone, who it was that killed them.) So you have on the one hand Palestinians armed with knives and stones – not even bombs and guns this time – and a regional nuclear superpower, one of the world’s biggest exporters of weaponry on the other hand, and is quite obvious that the poor, innocent victim is the latter. When the Gods want to destroy a nation, they first make it blind.

Oct 19 07:59

Russia's Syrian Operation to Smash Terrorists, End Tyranny of Banking Elite

Russia's involvement in Syria actually means the decline of the US-led 'new world order' declared by George H.W. Bush in 1990, F. William Engdahl believes."

The Russian intervention has exposed the fraud of the US' position in the Middle East and shown the world that Washington lies, that she supports the very terrorists who allegedly were behind the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York and at the Pentagon," Engdahl pointed out in his article for New Eastern Outlook.

According to the historian Russia is about to put an end to the US-led "new world order" proclaimed by triumphalist President George H.W. Bush on September 11, 1990.

Oct 18 14:18

"Spattered By Israeli Gunfire": National Security Agency (NSA) Posts Vintage Photos of the USS Liberty On Their Website

The NSA National Security Agency, (in years past jokingly referred to as "no such agency,") includes twenty-eight declassified photos of the USS Liberty attack on their official website. Captions for the photos include such titles as "Spattered by Isreali Gunfire," "Ships Bridge was Clobbered," "Shock Damage Above Torpedo Hit," CDR McGonagle Israeli Bullet, CDR and Staff Confer Post-attack, USS Liberty in Drydock, USS Liberty Main Blast Area, USS Liberty Pierside Malta, USS Liberty Primary Blast Area, Clean-up Operations of Blast Area, Damaged Machine Gun Mount Damaged Signal Light on Bridge, and Fire Damage Port Side Amidships."

Oct 18 13:37

Hamas Asks Russia to Help Stop Israeli 'Aggression'

The Hamas movement's leader, Khaled Mesha, spoke with the Russia’s deputy foreign minister, who promised to do his best for the Palestinians.

Oct 18 11:32

GAZERNICA

Gaza epitomizes the epicenter of the harrowing ethos and pathos of human conscientiousness — the thesaurus to every psychological algorithm imaginable or inflictable upon a dispossessed people.

For more than 60 years and several generations going forward, the people of Gaza — who were culturally and ancestrally uprooted from their homeland — have since steadfastly endured the abysmal scourge of survival and strangulated coexistence.

The credibility of today's psychology, therefore, cannot be given a conscientious accreditation if its corpus utterly lacks any or all substantial reference to the psychologically inherited traumas of Gazans and the corresponding physical catastrophes they have been continually subjected to.

Oct 18 10:52

YOUR CHANCE TO STAND WITH PALESTINE

SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIAN UPRISING: Counter Rally to a Zionist Protest Sunday October 18 at 4 PM

In the past few weeks over 30 Palestinians have been killed and more than 2,000 wounded in acts of IDF/settler agression in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza.

BRING A PALESTINIAN FLAG AND A KEFFIYEH WITH YOU. We will make Times Square a SEA of Palestinian flags to show the zionists how many stand with our cause.

In response to the justified uprising of the Palestinian people, Zionist activists have chosen to organize a ‘Jewish Lives Matter’ rally in Times Square this Sunday, October 18th at 5:00pm. They will be wearing blue and white to represent Israel, as well as IDF t-shirts. Besides the fact that they are appropriating the black liberation movement by hijacking the slogan Black Lives Matter, they are holding a moment of silence for murdered israelis without regard for the disproportionate violence and death experienced by the Palestinians every day.

Oct 18 10:45

A SITUATION THAT IS BRUTAL, UGLY AND MALICIOUS ~~ CAUGHT ON VIDEO

According to eyewitnesses, Israeli soldiers have murdered many Palestinians on the mere suspicion that the victims were planning to stab Israelis.

Oct 17 17:28

‘Britain to blame for Israeli-Palestinian conflict’ – George Galloway

Pro-Palestinian activists held banners and denounced Israeli aggression, following violent clashes and attacks by Israel Defense Forces on Palestinian civilians.

Oct 17 17:17

A Very Heavy Agenda Part 1 : A Catalyzing Event [Trailer] (Neocons exposed)

Post-9/11, the War on Terror had outlived its usefulness.
The minds behind the think tanks that drive America’s interventionist foreign policy decided that the U.S. needed a new enemy, so they chose an old one -- Russia.

Part 1: A Catalyzing Event 1hr 25mins

Cheney, Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld were ubiquitous in the news media as they took every available opportunity to market to America an aggressive preemptive war policy. But from where did their ideas originate? The answer is a tightly knit and eminently well placed group of neoconservative thought leaders, chief among them Bill Kristol and Robert Kagan. Part 1 begins in the panicked weeks after 9/11, as Kagan et al. seized upon the hysteria surrounding the anthrax letter attacks to further shape America’s perception of reality, planting the seeds for endless future military engagements. George W. Bush may have been understandably perceived as an idiot, but watching these wonks and academics drive the ideological engine for his administration belies a much more sophisticated strategy at play.

(Embedded trailer for Part1 at link.)

Oct 17 15:54

West Bank clashes intensify as new conflict enters 2nd week

Clashes between Palestinian protesters and the Israel Defense Forces [IDF] went on in Gaza and the West Bank on Friday.

Oct 17 15:17

Misunderstandings About Jerusalem's Temple Mount

While it has not been widely published, it assuredly has been known for more than 40 years that the 45-acre, well-fortified place that has been mistakenly called the "Temple Mount" was really the Roman fortress—the Antonia—that Herod built. The Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque are contained within these walls. The area is called the Haram Al-Sharif in Arabic.

The discovery that this area had once been the great Roman fortress came as a shock to the scholarly community, which had believed for many years that this ancient fortress was the place where the temple had been. This news was preceded by another shock, when the English archaeologist Kathleen Kenyon discovered in 1962 that the entire City of David in the past had been only that little rock ridge on the western bank of the Kidron Valley. Less than 10 years later the historian Benjamin Mazar learned that the Haram had undoubtedly been the Roman fortress.

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Oops!

Oct 17 13:17

The anger of Palestine’s ‘lost’ generation

Palestinian protesters are neither terrorists nor heroes. “We are just normal people, living under every kind of oppression you can imagine.” “It is about being oppressed some 60, 70 years,” he said. “(The protests) are just the anger that has exploded.”

Oct 17 12:22

Settler kills unarmed Palestinian, soldiers place knife on the body


The Palestinian that allegedly attacked a settler with a knife today was unarmed, video shows.

Oct 17 11:48

Why US fears Putin success in Syria

Russia is conducting operations that are lawful under international law with the full consent of the Syrian government – unlike the US-led coalition which is bombing the country illegally.

Last week, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter darkly predicted that Russia would suffer blowback from its intervention in Syria with acts of terrorism being committed on “Russian soil.”

Oct 17 11:13

Massive anti-Israeli rally in London

Londoners have held a massive rally condemning Israel’s aggressive policies towards the Palestinians.

As Press TV's Mohamed Valji reports, the protesters chanted slogans and carried placards demanding an end to Israel’s crimes against the Palestinians.

Oct 17 08:52

Israeli stabbings thwarted, Palestinian attackers dead

A Palestinian eyewitness disputed the police account of what happened, saying that the shooting took place when Jewish settlers attacked an unarmed Palestinian man.

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Note how the headline sells the idea that the Palestinians are always at fault even though deeper in the story it is admitted that this is clearly in doubt.

Oct 16 21:55

Shlomo Sand: ‘I wish to resign and cease considering myself a Jew’

His past was Jewish, but today he sees Israel as one of the most racist societies in the western world. Historian Shlomo Sand explains why he doesn’t want to be Jewish anymore

Oct 16 17:46

Israel/Palestine: A reality check

Governments and their diplomats and all who report and comment in the mainstream media must stop giving credibility to the view that a two-state solution is possible.

It isn’t. Though not yet buried it’s been dead for many years – killed by Israel’s on-going colonization of the occupied West Bank which is best described, as I have previously noted, as on-going ethnic cleansing slowly and by stealth.

Oct 16 17:07

Israel calls up reservists amid daily clashes in W Bank

Violence has been breaking almost daily since last week, especially in Jerusalem. The Israeli army deployed hundreds of troops in cities to assist police.

Oct 16 14:56

Washington Post Reduces Palestinian Victims to a Word Problem

snip: Netanyahu’s vow to “settle the score” suggests a view of human life as something that can be tallied up, with deaths on one side balancing deaths on the other. If media outlets are going to present that as a legitimate perspective, they might as well acknowledge what the actual “score” is: Since 2009, according to the Israeli human rights group B’tselem, Israeli security forces have killed 636 Palestinians, with Israeli civilians killing another 14. During this time, Palestinians have killed 43 Israeli civilians, and 12 members of Israeli security forces. This does not include the Israeli military assault on the Gaza Strip in July/August 2014, during which an estimated 1,767 Palestinians died, along with 64 Israeli soldiers and two Israeli civilians.

Oct 16 14:47

Israel, the state of the settlers

Uri Avnery explains how the settlers – Jewish squatter-colonists – are beginning to take over the state in Israel, so that now the police chief, the head of the secret service and a growing number of army officers are settlers or originate from settlements.

Oct 16 13:47

The epic photo that’s thrilling Palestine supporters worldwide

Oct 16 13:06

Videos challenge Israeli police account of shootings

Israel accused of blocking investigations as films suggest security forces quick on trigger with Palestinian suspects

Oct 16 12:54

Israel/Palestine: A reality check

Alan Hart says it is past time to stop advocating a two-state solution to the Palestine-Israel conflict and focus energies on getting Israelis to understand that the only choice now is one democratic state or disaster.

Oct 16 12:42

Gideon Levy: U.S. Criticizes Settlements While Giving Israel “Carte Blanche” to Continue Occupation

In an appearance at Harvard University, Secretary of State John Kerry appeared to draw a link between the wave of violence and increased Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

Oct 16 12:22

Israel, the Media and the Anatomy of a Sick Society

This fundamental fact is only very rarely discussed, but it lies at the heart of the Palestine conflict. By seeing Arabs as subhuman, many Israelis are able to justify, often on an unconscious level, all forms of brutality, violence, and oppression.

Oct 16 12:08

An Israeli Sniper Shot Me'

A 13-year-old boy from a refugee camp next to Bethlehem was killed by an IDF soldier for no apparent reason. The army's response: 'It was a mistake.'

Oct 16 11:43

U.S. 'excessive force' comment touches nerve in Israel

Israel bristled on Thursday at what it saw as U.S. suggestions it used excessive force following Palestinian stabbings, and published images to refute Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's allegation that a teen suspect had been "executed".

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"Don't you understand? We are the VICTIMS! We are ALWAYS the victims! Yes, we took the Palestinians land, and yes we kill a lot of them, but they are bad, we are good, and you must give us more money and weapons to save us from extinction because Israel only has warplanes, tanks, and nuclear weapons and the Palestinians are throwing #$%^ing ROCKS at us!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Oct 16 11:06

Russian UN envoy urges to avoid any steps upsetting status quo of Jerusalem’s Holy Sites

"Resolutely condemning any terrorist manifestations, Russia once again calls on the parties to stop violence, drop provocative actions and take urgent measures to deescalate the situation. Any acts of violence against civilians are unacceptable and inadmissible," Churkin stressed. In his words, Israel as an occupying state bears special responsibility for the developments on the West Bank and should guarantee observance of the international humanitarian law. The Russian diplomat said he hoped a visit of the Middle East Quartet of mediators that had been postponed due to the deterioration of the situation would finally take place "as soon as possible" and reminded the United Nations Secretariat that it was expected to respond to a request of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to place the Palestinian territory under international protection.

Oct 16 10:59

Is This the Third Intifada? Violent Unrest Grows as Palestinians Seek End to Military Occupation

The Israeli government has deployed thousands of soldiers and border police and has erected checkpoints to seal off Palestinian neighborhoods amid escalating violence in Israel and the Occupied Territories.

Oct 16 10:07

INTIFADA TOON OF THE DAY ~~ THOSE PESKY PALESTINIANS

Israel’s seemingly hysterical reactions to ongoing Palestinian protests against efforts by Messianic Jewish fanatics to gain a foothold at the Aqsa Mosque, one of Islam’s holiest sites, caricatures a state and society overwhelmed by collective psychosis and mental disorientation.

Features of this collective mental disorder includes feelings of megalomania and supremacy, utter contempt for laws and norms regulating relations among individuals and societies as well as an utter disregard for the lives and rights of the “other” in this case the Palestinians.

In projecting this all-encompassing morbidity, Israelis, including government officials, media operatives as well as ordinary people, constantly feel the urge to lie, even maliciously, in order to maintain the mental sanity of their society and reassert the staunchly-guarded myths and legends they were taught and became part of their lives since early childhood.

Oct 16 09:47

State Department forced to retract statement suggesting Israel incites violence

Kirby’s damning remark followed a series of questions aimed at providing context for the “upsurge in violence,” and specifically where the blame and responsibility should lie. Initially Kirby responded to questions surrounding the massive increase in settlements with a bunch of mumbo gumbo about challenges on both sides, and “not trying to affix blame .. too particularly” (seriously folks). He mentioned there was “nuance and context behind the violence”.

And then he was asked point blank why it was so important “not to affix blame”. He was dodging bullets and redirecting the focus to de-escalation of tension, restoring calm, and moving forward “towards a two-state solution”. But this didn’t stop the questions which included recognizing Jewish acts of terrorism (yes, “And we do”). Queried on whether the administration considered Israeli visits to Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount incitement Kirby tiptoed carefully

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I welcome each and every example of how Israel controls and dominates the US Government, because the American people are starting to notice!

The fastest way to bring down a dictatorship is to force it to act like one where everybody can see it!

Oct 15 19:38

Netanyahu Slams State Dept on Excessive Force Allegations

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected the U.S. State Department’s allegations that Israel is using excessive force to fight terrorism Thursday, saying that the allegations are unfair, false, and justify Palestinian terrorism.

“This allegation is totally false. It’s also utterly unfair, because it’s so obviously, patently false,” he said.

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Oct 15 19:30

Ted Cruz Demands Kerry Resign Over Israel Criticism

Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) is calling on Secretary of State John Kerry to resign over recent comments by senior Obama administration officials accusing Israel of committing “terrorism” amid a spate of violent attacks by Palestinians against Jews.

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Go ahead, Cruz! Remind everyone how your focus is on Israel over and above the United States!

Oct 15 18:28

Gun-wielding gang of Israeli settlers attack British volunteer in West Bank

A man stood no more than four feet from me and threw this rock which hit me on the back of the head’, Mr Amos told The Independent

Oct 15 18:24

The Stooge and the Statesman

In a Corporate State no one but a stooge will stand as President. No matter whether in charge is a bubba from Arkansas, a sham cowboy, a sissy black, or a warmongering harebrained bitch: a stooge bears no responsibility. However indecent or heinous he might be, as long as he’s doing his Corporate Bidding, he’ll brazenly beat the rap. The rise of dissenting voices will remain offstage; unheard, ineffective. A Corporate State holds power over the citizens through the Corporate Media apparatus, which spreads scourge by shaping opinion.

Mesmerized by News channels and distracted by status quo-supporting Hollywood paradigm, Corporate Citizenry firmly believes itself to be free and safe, while shamelessly parroting events and statements it was indoctrinated to, proudly saluting its flag, listening to and thanking the Stooge-in-Chief.

Oct 15 14:17

Rare Golda Meir handwritten postcard to be auctioned

A rare 1930 postcard written by Golda Meir in Egypt will be auctioned on Thursday in Los Angeles.

The postcard, written in Hebrew and Yiddish, was addressed to Shoshana Golotzinskit in Tel Aviv, Palestine.

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But, but, but... Howard Stern says there was no Palestine!!!!!!! :)

Oct 15 14:10

End Game: Is Netanyahu Nudging Towards Israel’s Annexation of East Jerusalem?

The situation between new State of Israel and the native Palestinian population has gone way beyond tense these past few weeks. In fact, it’s been beyond tense for many decades now.

Oct 15 13:12

What’s Behind the Explosions of Violence in Palestine? — The Destruction of Religious Sites and “Extrajudicial Executions” of Palestinian Teenagers

When people’s schools, hospitals and mosques are purposefully bombed, when an illegal blockade strangles their economy, when they are deprived of electricity and water and when their homes and places of worship are taken over brutally, it is no wonder they will resist and fight against those committing those acts. With this rash of summary executions of Palestinian youths, seemingly sanctioned by the state

Oct 15 11:55

Israeli stabs another Jew by mistake, trying to avenge wave of Palestinian stabbings

An Israeli man stabbed a fellow Jew by mistake, in apparent revenge for the recent spate of Palestinian-on-Israeli stabbings. The specter of increasingly violent nationalism has steadily been rising on both sides.

Oct 15 11:53

EU Directly Funds Israeli Military Companies and Institutions

Aside from maintaining this siege and engaging in direct military attacks on Gaza, the Israeli army’s primary ongoing task is to enforce the Occupation of the Palestinian land and people. Israeli arms companies benefit enormously from European Union expenditure. With a total budget of nearly €80 billion, Horizon 2020, the new EU research and innovation programme, is one of the world’s largest research and innovation programmes. Israel is associated to Horizon 2020 allowing Israeli entities to participate in the programme. Already during the previous funding cycle (FP7), Israeli entities participated in over 1500 projects.

On February 9th 2015, the Israeli R&D Directorate for the European Research Area (ISERD) published a document announcing that the EU had already approved 205 projects with Israeli participation with a total value of €452,3m1 within the Horizon 2020 research cycle.

Oct 15 11:35

Washington Post Reduces Palestinian Victims to a Word Problem

“Palestinians Kill 3 Israelis as Violence Mounts in ‘Day of Rage’” was the headline over a Washington Post story (10/13/15) on violence in Israel/Palestine.

Oct 15 11:18

Palestine 1896

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Howard Stern (and other Israel supporters) are still screaming Golda Meir's big lie that there never was such a thing as Palestine. As this film made by the Lumier Brothers in 1896 proves, Howard Stern and his buddies are full of bovine excrement!

Oct 15 11:06

The History of Palestine

Oct 15 10:39

ISRAEL IS BASKING IN A CULTURE OF HATE

What is
An Intifada?

An uprising
Against foreign rule
To achieve
Independence.

For example:
The Jewish uprising
Against the
British Mandate.

Oct 15 10:34

Israeli Media Fabricating Jewish Deaths & Lying To Public

After being chased by terrorist settlers through the illegal Besgat Za’if settlement (spelled Pisgat Ze’ev by JPost) who wanted Ahmed dead, the mob called to Israeli police to shoot him, claiming he stabbed a Jew. The police and soldiers did not hesitate and they shot Ahmed and his 15-year-old cousin, Hasan, many times. The video shows the Zionist settlers screaming at Ahmed to die, while he lay terrified, bleeding to death, crying for help. The contempt for his life is inhuman.

Jerusalem Post not only fabricated a news story about this incident, they also reported that Ahmed’s death was instead the death of a Jewish child the same age. JPost edited the video of Ahmed’s brutal execution to show a few second clip of medics administering aid to the supposed jewish child, using Ahmed’s execution as their evidence, while providing no names of the victims. This was a filthy attempt to cover-up the Israel’s Zionist crimes.

Oct 15 09:25

We Warned You,’ Say Israeli Arab Leaders at Large Rally

Sakhnin’s mayor, Mazen Ghnaim, who is also the acting head of the Higher Arab Monitoring Committee, said at the rally: “We warned ahead of time and we said ‘stop the extremists,’ but no one listened. The Palestinian people went out to protect its rights and for independence and liberation from the occupation. There is no surrender of the basic right to independence and to the freedom of the Palestinian people. The Palestinian leadership must act for unity and to attain independence. We call on the international community to act immediately to attain the rights of the Palestinian people.”

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The Israeli extremists provoking the Palestinians have not fooled anyone that this is the fault of the Palestinians.

Oct 14 14:17

Bernie Sanders town hall gives US party line when confronted re: #gaza

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I still like him better than Hillary!

Oct 14 14:04

Murdered In Cold Blood: More Israeli Atrocities

When I look at the face of this lovely Palestinian girl, its purity and grace, I think to myself: this is what the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, must have looked like. And now the girl is dead . . . snuffed out by a race of evil occupiers whose empire will soon stretch from the Nile to the Euphrates, if not checked. What can be done about this plague? The answer is there, but no one in America or its vassal countries will lift a finger in support of the victims of Israeli brutality.

Oct 14 13:46

Howard Stern says no one lived in Palestine before Jews got there

There are so many Arab countries and so much land around Israel, if you threw a pin in a pool, that’s what Israel is…

It was a shithole that nomads essentially would walk over. So they figured, where’s the one place they can stick Jews that no one would be offended…

And no one did live there, despite the bullshit...
encyclopedia99See ISRAEL & PALESTINE: THE MAPS TELL THE TRUE STORY

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Oct 14 13:11

Jewish “settlers” hurling insults: "Die you son of a whore" at 13 year old child , as he bleeds to death

This incredibly shocking and painful-to-watch video in the Jewish colony of Pisgat Ze’ev in annexed and occupied East #?Jerusalem is being shared on Israeli social media sites. The #?Palestinian teenager (Ahmad Manasra, 13) is surrounded by Israeli police and Jewish “settlers” hurling insults at him, as he bleeds to death.

Oct 14 12:15

Palestinians ‘Living Under Two Occupations’: Violence Spikes in the West Bank

Jeff Halper says Israel and the Palestinian Authority are partners in repression.

Oct 14 10:46

Kerry Intends to Defuse Israeli–Palestinian Tensions During His Visit

US State Secretary John Kerry will try to ease the tension between Israel and Palestine during a visit to the conflict area to be paid in the near future.

Oct 14 09:52

Defending the Indefensible: How The NY Times Spins for Israel

It’s a topsy-turvy world in The New York Times. Palestinians are dying, but it is Israelis who are fearful. Unarmed Palestinians face the threat of heavily armed settlers and security forces, but it is not Palestine that has a security problem; it is Israel.

This is the scenario we find today in a story by Isabel Kershner titled “Stabbings, and Deadly Responses, Add to Israel’s Security Challenge.” Here we learn that Israelis have a “shattered sense of personal security” after a series of lone-wolf stabbing attempts.

Kershner takes all the stabbing allegations as fact, rejecting any evidence to the contrary, and nowhere in this lengthy story do we find any concern for how Palestinians are feeling even though more than two dozen have been killed since Oct. 1 and more than 1,300 wounded (compared with four Israelis killed and some 28 wounded in the same time period).

Oct 14 09:51

ISRAEL SETS THE TRAP FOR PALESTINE ~~ AGAIN

The lid on the powder keg of the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, has been rattling for years now. Palestinians from all walks of life have lost their voices making the case that Israel’s right-wing government – with its numerous cabinet ministers living in illegal settlements and its fundamentalist prime minister – is pursuing policies bound to lead to exactly what we are witnessing today, violence.

Too few listened.

Oct 14 09:48

TWO SIDES OF THE MOURNING PROCESS

“We know that rocks will not end the occupation, but it’s all that we have to resist”

Oct 14 09:47

#IntifadaInToons ~~ SPOOFS OF THE WEEK

Oct 14 08:47

Hillary Clinton expresses alarm for Israeli Jews, and not one word about Palestinian victims

There is not a word in that statement about Palestinians, dozens of whom have been killed in recent days. There is not even a signal in this statement that Palestinians living under occupation for nearly 50 years might have a right to resist. The entire statement is from the standpoint of Israeli Jews. Notice the empathy, the comment about praying and looking over your shoulder.

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Oct 14 08:40

Don’t See!

“Israel said on Thursday (Oct 8, 2015) it had asked Facebook and YouTube to remove videos it says have been encouraging Palestinian violence against Israelis in the past week”.
Israel asks Facebook, YouTube to remove ‘violence-encouraging’ videos

8 October 2015

Israel Asks YouTube to Remove Palestinian Incitement Videos
9 October 2015

Palestinian incitement?

“Die .. Son of a Sharmoota (whore)”

Five ‘brave’ bullets against a knife

?What next? An Israeli ban on Palestinian knives and forks?

Oct 14 07:47

Locals: Israeli settlers shoot live fire at Palestinian homes

Israeli settlers on Tuesday attacked Palestinian homes in the Jabal Jalis area east of Hebron in the occupied West Bank, locals said.

Local sources told Ma’an that settlers from the illegal Givat Gal outpost opened live fire on homes in the village. No injuries were reported.

Oct 14 06:04

Smashing the Abbas icon of Palestinian non – violence

Smashing the Abbas icon of Palestinian non – violence would herald an end to his era, dooming for a long time to come any prospect for a negotiated peaceful solution

Oct 14 01:49

Anti-Semitic Attack at UC Berkeley as Man Bursts Into Classroom Screaming & Pointing Small Black Object at Palestinians - NO media

This startling act of hate at UC Berkeley occurred only one day after the Umpqua, Oregon shootings where nine people were murdered. The suspect in this case was arrested by police and removed from the classroom, but this has not gotten any coverage whatsoever- except from one Berkeley community newspaper. No name or details (such as charges) have been released on the suspect, who burst into the classroom and disrupted (terrorized) the Palestinian speaker event. A cursory search reveals not a single news item about this incident. I wonder why that is? If an Arab (or anyone else) had burst in to a meeting of a Jewish or pro-Israeli group, one day after the Oregon shooting no less, it would have made international news.

Oct 13 21:25

An Israeli Soldier's Story - Eran Efrati

This is a powerful 40 minute presentation of a former Israeli soldier who was raised in a hard-core Zionist family, as he describes it, and whose grandmother was a Auschwitz 'holocaust survivor.' A series of events led him to see the world in a whole new way- and he found himself protesting with Palestinians being tear-gassed and shot with rubber bullets by his own fellow Israeli soldiers. He explains how the Israeli military are training American police and how even if people don't care about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict now, these very police will oppress us next, as they are taught to view the people as the enemy. A powerful, well done, and impressive presentation well worth watching.

Oct 13 19:34

“We are the masters” says Israeli mayor as 3 more Palestinians are killed

Warning: This video is extremely graphic and disturbing.

Settler chants die! as Palestinian boy bleeds (English\Spanish)

The mayor of the northern Israeli city Kiryat Bialik Eli Dukorsky wrote in a directive to city officials. “We are the masters of this land” ,,

Oct 13 17:28

As unrest grows in Israel and Palestine, Netanyahu seeks scapegoats

“Netanyahu has no solutions for ending the unrest so he needs to find someone to blame,” said Asad Ghanem, a political scientist at Haifa University. “The Arab leaders in Israel generally, and the Islamic Movement in particular, are convenient scapegoats.”

Oct 13 12:10

Hamas Leader in Gaza Declares Intifada as Israeli Troops Kill Palestinians

The leader of Hamas in Gaza has labeled the ongoing violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank an intifada, as six Palestinians were shot and killed Friday while protesting at the border fence.

In a sermon for Friday prayers at a mosque in Gaza City, Ismail Haniyeh said:

"We are calling for the strengthening and increasing of the intifada. It is the only path that will lead to liberation. Gaza will fulfil its role in the Jerusalem intifada and it is more than ready for confrontation."

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A short memo to Imam Haniyeh; sir, have you lost your reality license, or are you an Israeli shill, to be making this kind of comment?!?

All you are doing is legitimizing Israel's desire for more serial genocide against your own people. Why in the name of heaven did you make those incendiary remarks?!?

And Gaza is FAR from "...ready for confrontation." It doesn't have the military might, the level of agreement about tactics, and troop strength against the IDF to accomplish anything but creating even more misery for the Palestinian people.

What Palestine needs right now is.... another Gandhi.

Please remember, Imam; Gandhi got the British out of India with non-violence.

Something you might do well to remember, sir.

Oct 13 09:27

ARE WE WITNESSING A FALSE FLAG INTIFADA?

During the past few days, eyewitnesses reported that Israeli security personnel actually fabricated several “stabbing incidents” in order to justify shooting and killing more Palestinians.

“I don’t deny that some people were trying to or did stab some Israeli soldiers or settlers. But it is crystal clear that probably a majority of the estimated two dozen Palestinians murdered by Israel since the beginning of October were completely innocent.”

Oct 13 09:27

ATTITUDES THAT LEAD TO DEATH

The situation in Israel/Palestine is spiraling out of control by the minute. Killings on both both sides continue with no immediate end in sight ….

The question is WHY?

I went through my archives this morning and found three posts which speak of attitudes that lead to hatred, that lead to death; I am reposting them to give you a better picture of what is going on here ….

Oct 13 09:14

Palestinian delegation to US decries Howard Stern’s ‘racism’

“Mr. Stern’s contention that Palestinians ‘did not live there [Palestine]’ is a claim grounded in racist assumptions that the indigenous Palestinian population does not exist. Such baseless allegations only serve to foment violence and hatred, and do little to promote the interests of peace and reconciliation,” the statement, published on Wednesday, said.

The PLO delegation also quoted from a previous show during which Stern said, “The Arab world has to be taught a lesson, that we are the boss and you are going to be our dogs… let Israel loose… it could be taken care of in an hour; you could wipe them off the face of the earth…I’d blow up… the Palestinians… blow them all up and be done with them, and you won’t miss a night’s sleep.”

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