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Jul 09 13:42

Israelis, not Palestinians, excel at vengeance

Jonathan Cook examines the “culture of hate” and vengeance behind the recent abductions and murder of children in the occupied West Bank and the relentless Israeli aggression against the people of Gaza.

Jul 09 13:33

Hamas: We attempted to hit the nuclear reactor in Dimona

Three rockets were launched at Dimona in southern Israel on Wednesday afternoon. The Iron Dome intercepted one rocket before it could land, while two other rockets landed in open areas.

Dimona is the location of Israel's nuclear reactor. There was no indication that rockets damaged any part of the reactor.
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Hamas claimed responsibility for the rockets, stating that it had been attempting to hit the nuclear reactor.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like confirmation that HAMAS is claiming credit for these rockets, because from a public relations point of view, this is a very bad thing to do. Had the reactor been hit, EVERYONE (including the Palestinians) would suffer, and world opinion would turn against HAMAS.

Obviously Israel benefits from this rocket attack politically, especially since no harm came to the bomb factory at Dimona.

Jul 09 12:47

13 children among 41 killed in ongoing #Israeli massacre in #Gaza. All 41 victims have faces #GazaUnderAttack

Jul 09 12:45

Twitter Updates | PALESTINE

Jul 09 12:44

On journalistic responsibility: Media and Palestine

Palestinians can be a drag sometimes - even paranoid. They reckon all Westerners are out to get them. And judging from their reaction in recent days, it's clear they never met a media channel they liked. Their criticism of CNN, BBC and Al Jazeera America is a testimony of their paranoia.

It's not like all their homeland is occupied! Or most of their people dispossessed!

Oops. Okay, actually, it is. Yes, they are.

Indeed, Palestine is under siege, and Palestinians are revolting once again.

But so what? Should being victims of five decades of military occupation and seven decades of dispossession put them above questioning or criticism?

It's not like Western media is out to get them.

Or is it? At least those Palestinians in the West seem to think so.

Jul 09 12:31

To the wounded Syria

Israel announced that the M-303 rockets launched by Palestinian resistance are Syrian-made. Thank you wounded Syria. You are the only Arab country that supports Palestinians with Arms.

Jul 09 11:59

Israeli intelligence report: Palestinians possess thousands of rockets

Hamas and the other Palestinian terrorist organizations controlling the Gaza Strip are continuing their rocket attacks and they are suspected of possessing thousands of rockets, whose maximum range enables them to attack central Israel including the city of Tel Aviv, according to an intelligence report by the Amit Meir Information Center released on Tuesday.

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Not that I think that is true, but if it were, it tells us that the Israeli starvation blockage of Gaza, justified to keep HAMAS from obtaining the materials needed to build rockets, is and has been a total failure!

Jul 09 11:36

Flashback - Steinitz: Israel may ‘eliminate’ Hamas government

Intelligence minister warns that if rocket fire continues, IDF may invade the Gaza Strip and hand control over to Abbas

Jul 09 11:17

Israeli ground operation "unintended escalation" with Syria & Hezbollah?

Israeli ground operation in Gaza increasingly likely, risking unintended escalation involving Syria and Hizbullah

Jul 09 11:05

Israel air strikes on Gaza: live

The Palestinian Ma’an News Agency is reporting that the Palestinian death toll now stands at 51, with more than 450 injured.

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Israel warplanes have so far hit 550 targets in Gaza, and Hamas militants have hit back with 165 rockets

Jul 09 10:36

No State Can Or Will Help Hamas

This is Israeli Peace Negotiations

Jul 09 10:11

The Israeli culture of vengeance on full display

These horrifying events should serve as a lesson in the obscene futility of vengeance. As a relative of one of the murdered children observed: “There is no difference between blood and blood.”

Sadly, that was not the message implicit in much of last week’s coverage. On social media, a juxtaposition of pictures from the same day’s New York Times showed how easy it is to forget not only that our blood is the same but that grief is too.

A headline about Israelis’ “heartbreak” was illustrated movingly by the families of the three Israeli teenagers huddled together, overwhelmed by their loss. A report on the killing of 16-year-old Abu Khdeir, on the other hand, was accompanied by an image of masked youths throwing stones.

Jul 09 09:55

Settlers Attempt to Kidnap Children Near Hebron, Bethlehem

According to WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency, Coordinator of the Anti-wall and Settlement Popular Committee, Ratib Jabour, said that armed settlers chased Hani Al-Ka‘abna, 14, in a car along a rugged road in Al-Ka‘abna, to the east of Yatta, in an attempt to kidnap him.

The boy, fortunately, managed to escape.

Near Bethlehem, a number of settlers driving an Israeli vehicle into Beit Sahour attempted to kidnap a Palestinian child.

The attempted abduction took place near the YMCA Center, in Beit Sahour.

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"An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth and soon the whole world will be blind and toothless!" -- Gandhi

Jul 09 09:53

PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE 101

Last night I posted a short piece about sirens sounding in Jerusalem …. I mentioned that Just moments ago sirens sounded throughout the Jerusalem area. In its greatest display of psychological warfare, Israel wants us all to be very afraid ….Most of us are at what Israel’s next move will be.

Today it became obvious that the government is failing in its attempt to instill the fear it had hoped to. Schools were open, transportation ran as scheduled, all shops were open for business.

In my own neighbourhood which is usually very peaceful it was ‘business as usual’ throughout the community shopping centre. All of the local eateries were full of customers enjoying a non scorching day. Palestinians were stocking up at the Supermarket in preparation for their ‘Iftar’, the meal eaten at the end of a fast. Everything looked normal and not a word was heard about the sirens of the night before.

Another glorious failure for zion.

As is said above,

DON’T FALL FOR IT!

Jul 09 09:42

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION:

Thousands of Israelis have received an SMS in Haaretz's name alleging that rockets have struck Haifa. This message was not from Haaretz.

Jul 09 09:19

WORLD LEADERS CONDEMN GAZA …. BUT

…. NOT A WORD OF WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING

Jul 09 09:18

WATCH LIVE ~~ THE ATTACK ON GAZA

Jul 09 09:17

NINE IMMORAL SOLUTIONS FOR GAZA – A GUIDE

Hamas, with the direct or inadvertent cooperation of Hezbollah, Iran, the Islamic Jihad, Fatah fatcats, Fatah rebels, the Bush administration, and, of course, Israel itself, has created a situation in which every one of Israel’s moral and strategic options is a bad one.

This is the test for Israel: There is no way to ace it, and there are countless ways to fail. Here are a few.

Jul 09 09:16

Kidnapped Israelis shot 10 times with silenced gun

Three Israeli teenagers who were abducted by Palestinians in the occupied West Bank last month were shot at least 10 times with a silenced gun in what appeared to be premeditated killings, a U.S. official involved in the investigation said.

The disclosure clashed with speculation by some Israeli and Palestinian commentators that the captors intended to take hostages for a prisoner exchange but panicked and shot them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It also proves that whole phone call with the sound of gunfire in the background was faked.

Jul 09 08:24

An Israeli Jew’s apology to Palestinians

I want to apologize for the unforgivable, for the unfathomable, and for all those on my side who never will

Jul 09 08:12

Israel’s “Blood Diamonds” Boost Jeweller Profits as Gaza Bleeds

As Israel carries out yet another attack on Gaza jewellers worldwide continue to conceal the fact that blood diamonds are supporting one of the most abhorrent and prolonged injustices against a defenceless indigenous people.

Jul 09 07:20

Israel 'to intensify Gaza attacks'

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to "further intensify attacks on Hamas" in the Gaza Strip after talks with his defence chiefs.

He said the Palestinian militants would "pay a heavy price" for their rocket attacks on Israel.

Hamas fired more than 45 rockets at Israeli cities on Wednesday after Israel carried out dozens of overnight air strikes in Gaza.

Gaza officials say 35 Palestinians have now died in the recent hostilities.

The officials say half of the casualties were civilians, a number of them women and children.

Jul 09 07:20

Florida lawyers fired for calling Palestinians 'swine,' 'cockroaches'

Two South Florida public defenders were fired Tuesday after making inflammatory remarks on social media about Palestinians allegedly celebrating the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June.

In one Facebook post attorney Gary Sheres wrote: “they are the filthy swine they don’t eat,” referring to the Muslim custom of not eating pork.

“That’s why the Palestinian people are considered the cockroaches of the world,” lawyer Bruce Raticoff wrote. “Burn them to the ground.”

The public defender’s office first became aware of the comments following an inquiry from the South Florida Sun Sentinel newspaper on July 2 and was soon bombarded with criticism from equal rights groups and individuals.

Jul 09 07:19

Israel hits 160 targets in Gaza overnight

The Israeli air force bombed 160 targets in the Gaza Strip overnight as it pressed a widescale campaign to stop volleys of Palestinian rocket fire, an army official said Wednesday.

"Overnight, the IDF (army) hit about 160 targets in the Gaza Strip. Over the past two days we attacked a total of about 430 targets," General Moti Almoz told military radio as Operation Protective Edge entered its second day.

Jul 09 06:56

'Israel under renewed Hamas attack', says the BBC. More balance is needed The macabre truth is that Israeli life is deemed by the western media to be worth more than a Palestinian life – this is the hierarchy of death at work

The macabre truth is that Israeli life is deemed by the western media to be worth more than a Palestinian life: here is the "hierarchy of death" at work. According to the Israeli human rights organisation B'Tselem, 565 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli security forces since January 2009, while 28 Israeli civilians and 10 Israeli security personnel have been killed. The asymmetry of this so-called conflict is reflected in the death toll, but it is not reflected in the coverage.

The BBC is a public broadcaster, duty-bound to provide balanced reports that accurately reflect the reality on the ground. It is failing to do so, and it is up to licence payers – to whom it is accountable – to demand that it does.

Jul 09 06:51

Israel's 'Brutal Attack' on Gaza Kills At Least 8 Children

'The death and injury to children caused by Israel’s military offensive on Gaza demonstrates serious and extensive disregard of fundamental principles of international law.'

Jul 09 06:43

Top Obama Middle East Official Blasts Israel Over Its Treatment Of Palestinians In A Tel Aviv Speech

Israel’s ongoing occupation of the West Bank is wrong and leads to regional instability and dehumanization of Palestinians, a top American government official said Tuesday in Tel Aviv, hinting that the current Israeli government is not committed to peace.

In an unusually harsh major foreign policy address, Philip Gordon, a special assistant to US President Barack Obama and the White House coordinator for the Middle East, appealed to Israeli and Palestinian leaders to make the compromises needed to reach a permanent peace agreement. Jerusalem “should not take for granted the opportunity to negotiate” such a treaty with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who has proven to be a reliable partner, Gordon said.

Jul 09 06:42

Israeli settler 'shoots at Palestinians' in East Jerusalem

An Israeli settler opened fire at a group of Palestinians in East Jerusalem late Monday, witnesses said.

Witnesses told Ma'an that a settler from Nof Zion settlement near the Jabal al-Mukabbir neighborhood shot at a group of Palestinian youths while they were standing in front of a grocery store.

While shooting, the settler shouted at the Palestinians to "leave," locals said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel has a very strict gun control policy. The Israelis are allowed to carry guns, but the Palestinians are not. This keeps the guy shooting at the Palestinians safe!

Jul 09 06:39

Netanyahu instructs Israeli military to intensify assault on Gaza Israeli PM authorises escalation of offensive as Palestinian death toll rises and rocket attacks from Gaza target Tel Aviv

Binyamin Netanyahu has instructed the Israeli military to "intensify even further" its assault on the Gaza Strip.

While stopping short of announcing a ground invasion, the Israeli prime minister told assembled security chiefs in Beersheba on Wednesday: "The IDF [Israel Defence Forces] is prepared for any option. Hamas will pay a heavy price for firing at Israeli citizens."

Israeli jets and naval gunfire pounded targets in the Gaza Strip overnight as the government of Binyamin Netanyahu launched a large-scale military operation against the Islamist militant group Hamas in the coastal enclave.

The air assault continued throughout Wednesday morning bringing the Palestinian death toll to 32 in two days, including several senior Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants. More than 150 people have been injured. There have been about 440 air strikes since the beginning of the week.

Jul 09 06:35

Rockets and missiles fly; Israel prepares for possible Gaza ground operation

As rockets and missiles fly back and forth between Gaza and Israel, the Israeli military is preparing for a possible ground incursion.

Israel Defense Forces said airstrikes hit about 160 targets in Gaza early Wednesday, and 150 airstrikes were carried out the day before.

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Jul 09 06:24

Children killed in Israeli air raids against Gaza – live updates

The Palestinian deathtoll now stands at 48 with a further 370 injuries, according to the grim running tally issued by Gaza's health ministry spokesman.

2.15pm BST

The Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has vowed to further intensify attacks on Hamas, according to Raphael Ahren, the diplomatic correspondent of the Times of Israel.

He quotes Netanyahu's office as saying: "The operation will widen and continue until the rocket fire on our cities will stop and quiet returns."

The prime minister warned that Hamas will "pay a heavy price" for firing at Israeli citezens.

The warning came after Nethanyahu was briefed by defence chiefs in southern Israel.

Jul 09 02:40

Palestine Under Attack : LIVE UPDATES

GAZA UNDER ATTACK ...OPEN THREAD


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Going to stick this one at the top of the page for a while.

Jul 08 22:14

Israel, our wretched Jewish state, is racist, nationalistic and meant for Jews only

Now we know, says Israeli Gideon Levy. In the Jewish state, there is pity and humane feelings only for Jews and rights only for the Chosen People. The Jewish state is only for Jews.

Jul 08 18:34

MEGA BEX ALERT - Hamas leaders believed hunkered under Gaza hospital

Some Hamas leaders are believed to be hiding in bunkers underneath the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials.

The officials said they believe the Hamas members are using the Al-Shifa Hospital complex in Gaza not only as a hiding place but also as a sanctuary command center for some of the Islamist group’s operations targeting Israel.

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TRANSLATION: Israel is going to bomb the hospital so the Palestinians wounded in the bombing will die of their injuries, and this is Israel's flimsy excuse to commit more war crimes.

Jul 08 17:43

Powerful raw video shows Israeli airstrikes on Gaza

Warning: The content of this video is graphic.

Video footage shows Palestinians running from black smoke as the Israeli army ramps up its offensive and launches airstrikes in the Gaza Strip. At least 17 Palestinians, including two children, have died.

Jul 08 15:45

Gaza Today, In One Photo

Jul 08 14:53

A View from Gaza: This Is a Brutal Attack, Not a "Military Operation"

In Gaza last night, while Israeli army forces launched military attacks against Gaza, by sea, air and via artillery shells, hundreds of thousands of Palestinian children were unable to sleep inside their roof- tinned homes, clinging to their parents, crying, and terrified. The shelling last night was earth shattering, and went through the entirety of the Gaza strip- at least 100 attacks have already taken place.

Jul 08 14:05

#GazaUnderAttack .. open thread

VIDEO & IMAGES |
OPEN THREAD... NEWS AND VIEWS #GazaUunderAttack

Jul 08 13:31

Is changing the Israeli mindset possible?”

Alan Hart says appealing to Israelis over their leaders’ heads with a genuine peace offer based on the Arab Peace Initiative might break their mindset and pace the way for genuine peace.

Jul 08 12:31

OPERATION REVENGE ATTACK

Just moments ago sirens sounded throughout the Jerusalem area. In its greatest display of psychological warfare, Israel wants us all to be very afraid.

Jul 08 12:18

Christian Evangelicals Turning Backs on Israel

For decades, conservative evangelical Christians have been among the most fervent backers of the terroristic, rogue nuclear, apartheid Zionist occupation government in the Holy Land, known as Israel. They typically also have failed, knowingly or not, to acknowledge even basic human rights for the oppressed native Palestinians—Muslim and Christian—who face racial extinction at the hands of the region’s Jewish overlords. But that seemingly impregnable mountain of support has started to erode. A growing minority of ministers and younger believers have begun to challenge the established doctrine and practice, asserting that Zionism is contrary to God’s teaching in the Bible, and that continued persecution of Palestinians is a gross violation of fundamental morality.

Jul 08 11:55

IDF Operation Protective Edge on Gaza Streams / Webcams / Live News Video

Live from Gaza - Operation Pillar of Cloud - #GazaUnderAttack Cams On #Gaza & #TelAviv
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Jul 08 11:47

#GAZA UNDER ATTACK

Revenge Killings in the form of WAR

Below are some photos and a video that the Western Media does not want you to see ...

Jul 08 11:37

Palestine Update

Local editor
I have noticed that the Palestinian resistance is more advanced on both strategic and tactical aspects than before, surely, no comparison with Israeli huge capabilities. Apparently, Palestinian armed factions learned alot and gained experience through successive military confrontations, however, Israeli army is the sixth strongest army in the world and owns massive destruction facilities. Death toll is the highest among Palestinian civilians, however, victims are not blamed for self-defense.

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Jul 08 11:32

Israel readies 'ground assault' on Gaza, calls up 40,000 reservists

Israel’s army is formulating options to eradicate rocket fire coming from Gaza, “including ground assault,” an anonymous Israeli official stated on Tuesday.

Cabinet Gives IDF Green Light for Harsher Gaza Action

Jul 08 10:29

LIVE UPDATES: Siren sounds in Tel Aviv; 16 Palestinians killed in IDF strikes in Gaza

Two armed Palestinians shot dead after crossing border into Israel; Israeli government approves call-up of 40,000 reservists; PM orders IDF to prepare for Gaza ground offensive.

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Jul 08 09:17

TIMELY QUOTE FOR THE DAY

“Even in the abyss of mourning for Gilad, Eyal and Naftali, it is difficult for me to describe how distressed we are by the outrage committed in Jerusalem – the shedding of innocent blood is against morality, is against the Torah and Judaism, and is against the foundation of the lives of our boys and of all of us in this country,” Fraenkel said.

Jul 08 09:17

IT’S NOT WAR IN GAZA ~~ IT’S GENOCIDE

An Israeli airstrike on a vehicle in Gaza City killed four Palestinians on Tuesday, bringing the total death toll in Israel’s latest assault on the besieged enclave to five, medics said.”Four people were killed in a Zionist strike on a civilian car in the Daraj neighbourhood in the centre of Gaza City,” emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra told AFP.

Earlier, the body of Rashad Yassin, from al-Nuseirat refugee camp, was found under the rubble of a destroyed house in central Gaza.

Yassin is reportedly affiliated with Hamas’ al-Qassam Brigades.

Jul 08 09:04

ISRAEL BRINGS SHAME TO THE GOOD JEWS OF AMERICA

Thank you! You make me proud to be a Jew. You are a Righteous among the Jews.

I would like to add my apologies too: As a Rabbi, I apologise for my colleagues who incite to violence, who take it upon themselves to whip the crowds of hot headed young men into violent action, who take upon themselves the role that properly only belongs to the courts in case some crimes were committed. We need to dialogue with the Arabs, not call for murder. We commit Chilul Hashem when we do otherwise.

I apologise for all the violence committed by my side and extend the hand of peace to those on the other side. Jews and Arabs can live in peace, it is not a law of nature that we should fight.

Brother murderers, stop the aggression! Stop the violence! Both sides need to stop. We are all human.

Jul 08 09:03

WHEN A GAG ORDER BECOMES A CRIME IN ITSELF

The entire propaganda campaign was set into high gear despite Netanyahu and his inner circle’s knowledge that the teens were almost certainly dead. And it was enabled by the Shin Bet’s gag order, which even foreign correspondents like The New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren honored. The Israeli government refused to allow the facts from interfering with what seemed like a political opportunity.

Jul 08 08:30

GRAPHIC: Bloody aftermath of Israeli airstrikes, Khan Younis, Gaza [VIDEO]

Jul 08 08:27

A Call from Gaza: Support our right to life!

Israel has launched a heinous attack against both Gaza and the West Bank. It has so far conducted more than 100 airstrikes against civilian targets in Gaza. Nine Palestinian civilians, including three women and two children, were wounded by shrapnel, and three civilians, including two children, were injured by the flying glass. Moreover, three civilians sustained bruises. Besides, a chicken barn, greenhouses, a country house, two barracks for fodders and sheep were destroyed, and 3000 chicks died. Israeli naval forces continue to target Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza waters. Therefore, Israel further aggravates the situation for Palestinians in Gaza, which has been under a brutal military siege for more than seven years and still going on.

Jul 08 07:32

Palestinians pick through the remains of homes destroyed in latest airstrikes as Israel responds to Hamas rocket attacks

The Israeli military has launched an offensive against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, bombing 50 sites, including homes, in air strikes and naval attacks as part of a campaign meant to end Palestinian rocket fire into the Jewish state.

Israeli troops have also been mobilised for a possible ground invasion as part of the attempt to stop the recent barrage of rocket attacks against Israel.

The army said Operation Protective Edge intended to strike the Islamic Hamas group and end the rocket fire which has intensified in recent weeks amid tensions over the killing of three Israeli teenagers and the apparent revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager.

Jul 08 07:29

3rd Intifada or Nakba II?

The question remains open; is it the 3rd Intifada or Nakba II? Is it a Palestinian uprising or are Israelis ethnically cleansing again?

Jul 08 07:28

MEGA BEX ALERT - #BBCtrending: Are #GazaUnderAttack images accurate?

Over the past week the hashtag #GazaUnderAttack has been used hundreds of thousands of times, often to distribute pictures claiming to show the effects the airstrikes.

Some of the images are of the current situation in Gaza, but a #BBCtrending analysis has found that some date as far back as 2009 and others are from conflicts in Syria and Iraq.

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BBC is trying to attack the credibility of the images coming out of Gaza, to protect Israel.

Jul 08 07:19

Zionist Media Confirms Palestinian Youth was Force-Fed Petrol, Then Roasted Alive

As described by R. Silverstein in his blog Tikum Olam the rabid, extremist Zionist Jews responsible for the high crime against Muhammad Abu Khdeir didn’t merely burn his body, for example, after killing him. They burned him while he was alive.

It is not merely this. As first published, here, the hideous Mahyudi monsters force-fed the youth gasoline, then set him on fire. This created a trapped cavity of petrol and its fumes, causing his body not only to ignite but also to explode.

Jul 08 06:48

Chomsky, BDS And The Jewish Left Paradigm

In his latest article in The Nation, Noam Chomsky selectively cherry picks the facts that fit his preferred narrative, while ignoring and disguising relevant details that contradict his thesis. One would expect an academic of Chomsky’s stature to perform at a much higher standard of intellectual integrity.

Reviewing Chomsky’s latest criticism of the BDS reveals that the MIT linguist borders on deception. It is especially fascinating to examine Chomsky’s tactics in light of the current violent events in Israel/Palestine.

Jul 08 06:40

Israel 'readies Gaza options, including ground assault'

The Israeli army is preparing all options for action in Gaza, including a ground assault, a senior official said on Tuesday.

"The army is preparing for all possible scenarios, including an invasion or a ground operation," the official told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Jul 08 05:26

Palestinian Boy Burned to Death

The conflict derives from a military occupation in which thugs on the occupiers’ side of the conflict are allowed to increasingly spin out of control, roaming streets and forests to brutalize a captive population whose only weapons are stones and largely ineffective rockets.

The horrific stories of this past week recall a development in the struggle for justice in Life Getty ImagesApril, 1963, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was confined in the Birmingham city jail. King, (right) and several colleagues had been arrested for demonstrating against racial segregation.

Jul 08 04:48

Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?

Levy believes only one kind of pressure would bring Israel back to sanity and safety:

“The day the president of the United States decides to put an end to the occupation, it will cease. Because Israel was never so dependent on the United States as it is now. Never. Not only economically, not only militarily but above all politically. Israel is totally isolated today, except for America.” He was initially hopeful that Barack Obama would do this – he recalls having tears in his eyes as he delivered his victory speech in Grant Park – but he says he has only promoted “tiny steps, almost nothing, when big steps are needed.”

Levy uses a simple technique. He asks his fellow Israelis:how would we feel, if this was done to us by a vastly superior military power?

Jul 07 15:56

An Eye for An Eye

"A broad moral gulf separates us from our enemies. They sanctify death; we sanctify life. They sanctify cruelty, and we mercy and compassion. That is the secret of our strength." -- Benjamin Netanyahu, at the funeral of three slain Israeli teenagers.

WTF?

Israel shows no morality, no mercy, and no compassion for Palestinians. Israel’s strength is not a mystery. Their power is dependent on their belief that they are God’s Chosen, on sophisticated weaponry, US tax dollars, and bipartisan Congressional support of Zionism that renders any “peace process” a charade.

During the funeral, right-wing protestors screamed for blood, “Death to Arabs.”

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Jul 07 15:19

Chomsky and BDS : Philosophy Again

Chomsky and BDS : Philosophy Again

Noam Chomsky, the famous American philosopher and linguistic elicited argument again on BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement against Israel.

Jul 07 14:41

Chomsky and BDS : Philosophy Again

Noam Chomsky, the famous American philosopher and linguistic elicited argument again on BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement against Israel.

Jul 07 13:31

Raper Talib Kweli stands in solidarity with Palestinians, refuses to perform in Israel

Last Tuesday, Brooklyn-based rapper Talib Kweli joined a host of other artists, including Jello Biafra, Stevie Wonder, Danny Glover and several others in canceling a planned concert in Tel Aviv, Israel, to honor the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

Jul 07 12:24

Israeli lynch mob hunts for Palestinians in Jerusalem

In response to the kidnap and murder of three Zionist teens by Arabs, there has been an escalation in the level of expressed fascism among Zionists who seek revenge. On July 5th they called for gatherings throughout Israel (Palestine '48) while expressing such sentiments as "Death to the Arabs" as well as physically assaulting Palestinian passers by.

Jul 07 11:01

Israeli lynch mob hunts for Palestinians in Jerusalem [SHOCKING VIDEO]

An Israeli lynch mob In this video can be seen stopping cars to determine whether the drivers were Arabs.Israelis gathered in Jerusalem on 5 July to chant “Death to the Arabs!” , just days after Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Khudair was kidnapped and burned alive.

Jul 07 09:41

A SINCERE APOLOGY TO THE PEOPLE OF PALESTINE FROM AN ISRAELI JEW

I owe you an apology. I owe you many, in fact. Many more than I have space for here. But a person has to begin somewhere. So I’ll begin with what’s right in front of me, right now.

I want to apologize for the unforgivable.

For the boy whose face in the photograph I can see even with my eyes closed. The face of the boy before he was wrestled into a car by people on my side, who charred him to death.

Jul 07 09:39

Despite crackdown, Palestinians organize for long-term peace

Conflict has erupted in Israel and Palestine after the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teenagers early last week week, whom the Israelis say were kidnapped by Hamas. The Western media, for its part, has focused on the street battles between young Palestinians and the Israeli military, rushing to print photos of young Palestinian men throwing rocks and of masked Hamas militants armed at a press conference. However, these images are far from the whole story. On the ground Palestinian groups are acting to turn this rage into long-lasting nonviolent organizing.

Jul 07 09:15

‘FEELING THE LOVE IN JERUSALEM’ REVISITED

Remember ‘Feeling The Love In Jerusalem?’ You can still feel it today even stronger …

Jul 07 09:15

Zio Fascists Roaming the Streets of Jerusalem, "Death to Arabs"

Jul 07 09:13

MOTHERS NOT BLINDED BY RAMPANT HATRED AND MURDER

Back in the turbulent days of the 60?s, it was women, mothers in particular that were the most vocal and active force in the struggle to end the war in Vietnam. Organisations such as Women’s Strike For Peace demonstrated daily in every major city of the US. The group started at the height of the Cold War and was instrumental in getting the United States and the Soviet Union to sign a test ban treaty.

Going back a decade, it again was women and mothers that were at the forefront to end segregation in the Southern Public Schools.

Jul 07 08:24

Ads Against Apartheid ‘ONE WORD’ ad campaign launched in Boston

Boston subway ads are shocking– ‘and so is the reality on the ground’

The ads are currently running in Boston’s downtown State Street Station where they can be seen by upwards of 13,000 riders per day. AAA’s website states they are “challenging Israel’s commitment to peace”.

Ads Against Apartheid is planning to expand the campaign to other cities all across America.The campaign has other hard hitting ads up on their website too. Instructing readers to “Stop Talking, Start Acting” and support spreading the campaigns.

Jul 07 07:01

Jewish settlers attack Palestinian villages in Nablus, Ramallah

Settlers attacked Palestinian villagers in Ramallah and Nablus late Sunday and early Monday, locals said.

Witnesses told Ma’an that settlers began hurling stones at Palestinian vehicles traveling near the illegal Halamish settlement, located opposite the village of Deir Nidam.

Dozens of settlers then raided the village, but were confronted by Palestinian villagers, who threw stones and empty bottles.

Jul 07 06:24

Kidnapping of Three Jewish Boys Could Be Just Another Zionist False Flag

‘Now it has emerged that the head of the Israeli Mossad actually “called” the kidnapping a week in advance! Israeli newspaper, Haaretz just reported: Mossad chief’s chillingly prescient kidnap prophecy. Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor in his article titled “Smoking gun proof of “Israeli teen kidnapping” false flag” writes Mossad Chief predicted “three teens will be kidnapped” one week before it happened.

Jul 06 15:11

Israeli Settler Brags - "We Killed Jesus & We're Proud Of It"

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YouTube has started deleting all copies of this video. This is one of the few left.

Jul 06 11:39

KIDNAPPING OF THREE JEWISH BOYS COULD BE JUST ANOTHER ZIONIST FALSE FLAG

Now it has emerged that the head of the Israeli Mossad actually “called” the kidnapping a week in advance! Israeli newspaper, Haaretz just reported: Mossad chief’s chillingly prescient kidnap prophecy. Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor in his article titled “Smoking gun proof of “Israeli teen kidnapping” false flag” writes Mossad Chief predicted “three teens will be kidnapped” one week before it happened.

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Jul 06 11:23

Mossad chief's chillingly prescient kidnap prophecy

"What will you do if in a week three 14-year-old girls will be kidnapped from one of the settlements?," he asked. "Will you say there is a law, and we don't release terrorists?"

Jul 06 11:13

Netanyahu Announces Ground Attack on Gaza

PM Netanyahu and Major General Amos Yadlin, Head of the Institute for National Security Studies, announced a ground attack on Gaza. Sunday, July 6, 2014 was the announcement day; considering that they are unlikely to allow Gaza time to prepare itself to the violation, the attack will materialize soon or not at all.

Jul 06 11:13

CHOMSKY ONCE AGAIN LOST IN THE WILDERNESS

Noam Chomsky, the leading American philosopher and political activist, has said efforts to force a change in Israeli policies towards the Palestinians through boycotts risk backfiring because of insufficient support.

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In reality the BDS Movement has shown growing support daily both Internationally and in Israel itself.

Jul 06 11:12

IMAGES OF MOTHER PALESTINE IN MOURNING

Mother Palestine mourns the slaying of one of her sons: Mohammed Abu Khdeir

Jul 06 10:03

ALL IN THE FAMILY ~~ ISRAELI VERSION

It wasn’t bad enough that Israeli terrorists brutally burnt to death a Palestinian teenager … Israeli soldiers beat his visiting American cousin shortly before the funeral.

Jul 06 10:02

THE WRETCHED OF THE EARTH

Now we know: In the Jewish state, there is pity and humane feelings only for Jews, rights only for the Chosen People. The Jewish state is only for Jews.

Jul 06 08:26

Israeli forces brutally beat Palestinian-American teenager

New video footage has emerged showing masked Israeli forces brutally beating an Palestinian-American teenager in East al-Quds (Jerusalem).

The brutal attack which was first shown on a Palestinian TV channel is said to have happened on Thursday.

The boy’s family is a resident of Florida in the United States. The family of the 15-year old Palestinian-American boy has identified him as Tariq Abu Khdeir.

Relatives say the boy was visiting his uncle’s house in an area away from clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians when he and five other youths were attacked in the yard by two masked Israeli police officers.

His family says the teenager has been denied medical treatment since he was arrested and taken into custody.

Some sources say Tariq is the cousin of the 16-year-old teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir who was recently bundled into a car and later burnt to death by Israeli settlers.

Jul 06 08:17

CNN's Ben Wedeman hit with rubber bullet.

CNN's Ben Wedeman finds himself pinned down between clashing Palestinians and Israeli security forces.

Jul 06 07:24

Israel on barbaric crime spree in Palestine

Palestinians say initial autopsy findings show that murdered teenager Mohammed Abu Khudair was burned alive by Israeli settlers.

Mohammed’s body was found in a wooded area of the city on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, a new video has emerged showing masked Israeli police brutally beating a Palestinian teenager in east al-Quds.

The 15-year old Palestinian-American has been identified as Tariq Abu Khdeir. He was denied medical treatment since he was arrested and taken into custody.

Jul 05 11:52

WHITEWASHING ISRAELI TERROR BY PINKWASHING

zionist fabricated rumors about a murdered Palestinian youth have caused even more anguish to his mourning family. Withing hours of his brutal murder (burnt alive) the lies appeared throughout the Social Media pages in an attempt to whitewash the FACT that this brutal act was an act of zionist terrorism….

In the hours after his death, rumours appeared on Twitter that Mohammed had been killed by fellow Palestinians as part of a criminal gang feud or by his own relatives in a so-called honour killing amid unsubstantiated suggestions that he was gay. His family have dismissed such assertions out of hand and insist that he had no criminal connections or history of being in trouble.

Jul 05 11:32

Burning Alive Fire Wipes Israel

During the funeral, details of the death were leaked. The autopsy was conducted by Israeli and Palestinian physicians and the Court imposed a gag order on its results. The leaks were credible enough to be quoted by the New York Times, with Israel Police personnel making declarations that half-confirmed and did not deny the horror.

The boy had inhaled his burning body. Smoke and soot had filled his lungs, indicating that he was alive while torched.

Jul 05 07:43

Were the Three Settler Kidnappings an Israeli “False Flag” Operation?

Evidence that came to light after Israel removed its gag order on information regarding the June 12 kidnapping and murder of three Jewish Israeli students suggests that it could have been an Israeli government operation that was intentionally used to punish Hamas and break up the new Palestinian unity government.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had immediately accused Hamas of the kidnapping — without presenting any evidence — and proceeded to “conduct a search” throughout the entirety of the West Bank until the bodies were reportedly found on June 30th.

Jul 05 07:15

Murdered Palestinian boy was 'burned alive'

The 16-year-old Palestinian boy who was murdered on his way to prayers on Wednesday has been "burned alive," according to initial autopsy findings, the Palestinian attorney-general is reported as saying.

"The direct cause of death was burns as a result of fire and it's complications," Mohammed Al-A'wewy was quoted as saying by Palestinian official news agency Wafa.

Jul 05 07:07

Muhammad Abu Khdeir Was Burt Alive

Forensic studies found chars in the lungs, indicating that Muhammad was still breathing while he was being burned, according to WAFA. 90% of the child's body was burned, varying from 1st to 4th degree in severity.

The child was also beaten on the head, as signs of beating and concussion were clear.

Jul 05 07:05

Palestinian kidnap victim was alive when burned, PA says

Preliminary autopsy report on the body of Muhammad Abu Khdeir shows he had a head injury but died by burning, according to Palestinian legal official.

Jul 04 17:24

Architect of Apartheid in Israel: “If we don’t kill, we will cease to exist”

Zionists hate being labelled ZioNazis but one only has to read some of Arnon Soffer’s quotes to realise that the label is not inappropriate.

It would be easy to dismiss Soffer’s quotes if he were just some Jewish street thug but he’s not.

Jul 04 15:16

Nothing new, but needs to be said again, and again, and again | Norman G. Finkelstein

Israel does not want peace. There is nothing I have ever written that I would be happier to be proved wrong about. But the evidence is piling up. In fact, it can be said that Israel has never wanted peace – a just peace, that is, one based on a just compromise for both sides. It’s true that the routine greeting in Hebrew is Shalom (peace) – shalom when one leaves and shalom when one arrives. And, at the drop of a hat, almost every Israeli will say he wants peace, of course he does. But he’s not referring to the kind of peace that will bring about the justice without which there is no peace and there will be no peace. Israelis want peace, not justice, certainly not anything based on universal values. Thus, “Peace, peace, when there is no peace.” Not only is there no peace: In recent years, Israel has moved away from even the aspiration to make peace.

Jul 04 13:18

Were the Three Settler Kidnappings an Israeli “False Flag” Operation?

he Israeli government had informed members of the press around June 15th that it was aware that the students had been killed (1) but placed a gag order on that information: the government must thus have known where the bodies were. The brutal “search” was merely cover for punishment of members of Hamas, the democratically-elected party of Palestinians throughout the occupied territories. The Israeli media played along with the pretext for the abuse.

Jul 04 10:47

3 Revenge Outposts Created Overnight

July 4, 2014, was the funeral date of Muhamad Abu-Hadir, a Palestinian boy from East Jerusalem who had been killed two days before in revenge for three Jewish settlers killed apparently by the Shin Beth secret police.*

Being buried on the day that Israel's main supporter celebrates its independence is an awful augury, an omen of violence. Israel is seldom subtle, never sophisticated. The symbol of hatred was overdone by constructing three outposts$ overnight.

Killing a person twice is difficult. Trying to overkill a topic often achieves the opposite effect. Palestine is on fire.

Jul 04 09:36

NETANYAHU TWEETS FOR VENGEANCE ~~ SOLDIERS DO THE SAME AND GET PUNISHED

Above are the Tweets of the Israeli Prime Minister on the day of the youths’ funeral …

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Jul 04 09:35

WHEN MURDER IS NOT ENOUGH

Two videos have emerged showing Israeli police brutally beating a Palestinian youth in the Shuafat neighborhood of eastern occupied Jerusalem.

Jul 04 07:21

Israeli police, Palestinians clash in Jerusalem as Arab teen’s funeral held

Israeli police and Palestinian protesters are clashing in Jerusalem where thousands of mourners gathered for the funeral of an Arab teenager who, Palestinians believe, was killed by Israeli extremists in a revenge attack.

Police used teargas and stun grenades against hundreds of Palestinians outraged over the murder, who pelted rocks at law enforcement officers. So far, no casualties or arrests have been reported.

On Friday, Israeli officials handed over the body of the murdered boy to his family after Muslim prayers. Partially wrapped in a traditional headscarf, the body – said to be badly burnt – was carried by mourners aloft on a stretcher through East Jerusalem, The Associated Press reports.

Jul 04 06:53

Israeli forces blow up homes of Palestinian suspects’ families

Israeli forces in Hebron late Monday blew up the homes of two Palestinians Israel says are prime suspects in the kidnapping and killing of three teens who were found dead earlier that evening, witnesses said.

The two houses, which are both located in the same neighborhood in northwest Hebron, belong to the families of Marwan al-Qawasmeh, 29, and Amer Abu Eisha, 33.

After Israeli forces in Halhul north of Hebron found three bodies presumed to be those of three Israeli teens who went missing on June 12, soldiers surrounded the houses, forcibly removed the families, and declared the area a closed military zone, locals said.

Witnesses said the homes were then blown up by explosives.

Locals had told Ma’an earlier that soldiers were preparing to demolish the homes.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said that the homes “were not demolished,” but said Israeli forces searched the houses late Monday.

Jul 03 09:55

EXAMPLES OF HATE SPEECH BY ISRAEL AGAINST PALESTINE

"We enthusiastically chose to become a colonial society, ignoring international treaties, expropriating lands, transferring settlers from Israel to the occupied territories, engaging in theft and finding justification for all these activities. Passionately desiring to keep the occupied territories, we developed two judicial systems: one - progressive, liberal - in Israel; and the other - cruel, injurious - in the occupied territories. In effect, we established an apartheid regime in the occupied territories immediately following their capture. That oppressive regime exists to this day."
(Michael Ben-Yair, 3 March 2002) (emphasis added)

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Jul 03 09:53

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 03 09:32

TIMELY POSTERS OF THE DAY

Finally some sanity regarding Israeli terrorism …

Jul 03 09:32

RABBI CALLS FOR MORE BLOODSHED VIA FACBOOK

The head of the World Bnei Akiva youth movement called for the “blood of the enemy” in revenge for the murder of Eyal Yifrah, Naftali Fraenkel and Gil-Ad Shaer on Facebook post he wrote after the discovery of the slain teenagers.

In a post written on Monday, World Bnei Akiva secretary general Rabbi Noam Perel wrote: “Three corpses of our youths were found cast on the field, an entire nation and thousands of years of history demands revenge, the government of Israel is convening for a revenge hearing which is not about mourning, the master of the house has gone crazy at the sight of the corpses of its sons, a government which will turn the army that was searching into vengeful soldiers, soldiers that will not stop at 300 Philistine foreskins.”

Jul 03 09:31

PRICE TAG WARFARE

The Palestinian village (and Refugee Camp) of Shuafat is located at the bottom of the hill from where I live. It was there that a 16 year old youth was kidnapped and brutally murdered.

Jul 03 09:30

Liberal Zionists’ denial of Israeli racism heightens danger to ‘everyone living in this land’ — Blumenthal

Here’s an interview I did with Max Blumenthal in West Jerusalem last September near where he made the video “Feeling the Hate in Jerusalem.” I asked him about criticisms that he had distorted the character of Israeli society in that video, and Blumenthal said the opposite was the case: he had captured a rising strain in that society. He said that racism is rampant inside Israeli discourse and that the lynching of a Palestinian near where we stood was straight out of Alabama in the 1940s.

Jul 03 08:07

Israeli Police Falsely Report Murdered Palestinian Boy Was Gay, Flooding Social Media with Disinformation

Yesterday night, I noticed several Israeli Facebook users infecting my feed with false claims that Mohamed Abu Khdeir, the 16 year-old who was murdered by suspected Jewish terrorists, was killed in an honor crime because he was gay. With the help of an Israeli friend, I traced the rumor to, of all places, the Israeli police.

Jul 03 06:55

The West's hypocrisy when Palestinian life is disposable but Israeli life is sacrosanct

It seems the whole of Israel is calling for Palestinian blood, reminiscent of American southern lynching rallies that went after black men whenever a white person turned up dead.

Jul 03 06:53

The world’s sympathy cannot be limited to Israeli victims

In an apparent effort to shame the world community away from considering the situation of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, the AJLJ brought to Geneva the three mothers of the teens kidnapped on the West Bank to share their pain. It was not a friendly forum in Geneva. Rachel Fraenkel, who has become the spokesperson for the mothers, was less confident, less impressive here than in interviews we have seen with her since. The young lawyer representative of the Association was also ill at ease. She spoke too fast. She tripped over her scolding words. She projected anger at the world community: How dare they question Israel’s human rights record when it’s so clear that Israel is the victim here. The emotion was heartfelt.

Jul 03 06:45

The Debate -Israel's Warmongering (Gilad Atzmon vs Richard Hellman)

Jul 02 12:11

In photos: Israeli soldiers destroy kidnapping suspects’ family homes in retribution attack

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Not too worried about finding actual evidence in those homes.

Jul 02 11:32

Tension Mounts After Apparent Revenge Killing in Jerusalem

The body of an abducted Arab teenager was found in a Jerusalem forest early Wednesday, fanning outrage among Palestinians and threatening to further escalate the broader tensions in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Police were investigating the death as a possible Israeli revenge killing for the kidnap and killing of three Israeli teenagers in the occupied West Bank last month.

The father of the abducted youth, Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir, 16, said the police had identified the body through DNA tests.

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The body must have been pretty badly messed up to require DNA tests.

Jul 02 11:18

Israeli Government prepares Onslaught Against Palestinian People

The Israeli regime of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has seized on the tragic death of the young men as the pretext for escalating its aggression against the Palestinian people and strengthening Israel’s grip on the occupied territories. The Israeli government has declared that the Islamist party Hamas is responsible for the murders, without providing any evidence to substantiate the charge, which is denied by Hamas.

Jul 02 09:22

THE WEST URGES RESTRAINT, NOT REVENGE

Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel, 16, were students who lived with their families in a Jewish-only settlement near the Palestinian city of Hebron in the West Bank. The settlement and others like it have been declared illegal by the International Court of Justice because they are located in occupied territory and impede Palestinians’ liberty of movement and right to employment, health and education. However, they were youth just starting out on life, sons and brothers whose families will forever grieve their horrific deaths. We must all condemn such violence.

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Cui bono? Who gets what they want from this tragedy? Certainly not HAMAS. This accusation of a kidnapping and murder of three kids is a political disaster for them, which is why I am confident HAMAS had nothing to do with it. Israel, on the other hand, stands to gain a great deal from this tragedy, and with their long history of false-flag attacks, seems to me the likely perpetrator.

Jul 02 09:20

VISITING PALESTINE (WHERE OUR BOMBS FALL)

he land, sea and air blockade of Gaza is enforced by both Israel and Egypt. Visiting Gaza is usually difficult or impossible. However, in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, with the Muslim Brotherhood in power in Egypt, the Egyptian government briefly eased some of the restrictions on visiting Gaza. Thus I was able to join Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright of Code Pink, Kathy Kelley of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, and other delegates from ISM and National Lawyer’s Guild on a visit to Gaza just after the eight-day Israeli attack November 14-21, 2012.

I filmed “Visiting Palestine” in the Jabalya Refugee Camp on December 3rd, my last day in Gaza. My guide was Majed Abusalama, who grew up in the Jabalya Camp, which is about a half hour north of Gaza City.

Jul 02 09:19

HOW ZIONISTS VIEW THE SANCTITY OF LIFE

At the Israeli youths’ funeral on Tuesday evening, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu contrasted Israelis from those who killed the youths.

“They sanctify death, we sanctify life,” Netanyahu said. “They sanctify cruelty, and we mercy and compassion.”

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Jerusalem “lynch mobs” attack Palestinians after Israeli teens’ funerals

Jul 02 09:10

U.K. file on Entebbe contains claim that Israel behind hijacking

Newly released British documents contain a claim by an unnamed contact that the Shin Bet security service collaborated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine to hijack the June 1976 flight from Israel that was diverted to Entebbe, Uganda, the BBC reported Friday.

Israel's rescue of the dozens of hostages taken in the hijacking of the Air France plane, popularly known as the Entebbe raid, is considered one of the most daring and successful operations in Israeli history. Elite Israel Defense Forces troops stormed the airport where the hostages, many of them Israeli, were held and overpowered the hijackers and Ugandan soldiers.

Although the captors used the hijacking to demand the release of Palestinians or Palestinian supporters, a British government file on the incident quotes the unnamed source as telling a British diplomat in Paris that Israel was behind the hijacking.

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Many of Israel's false-flag attacks are carried out for no other reason than to make the Palestinians look bad and Israel look good to the rest of the world, so that Israel can continue to act with impunity against the Palestinians. Entebbe was one such operation.

Jul 02 09:05

Hamas on the Ropes

The militant Palestinian movement faces declining popular support, empty coffers, and bitter enemies abroad. Now with a massive Israeli crackdown underway, it's struggling to determine its true identity.

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In cataloging the political damage to HAMAS arising from the kidnapping and killing of those three Israeli teenagers, it should be clear that HAMAS had no reason to do such a stunt ... but that Israel did.

Israel has a long history of false-flag attacks to trick other people into fighting their wars for them. The two best known such incidents are the Lavon affair and the attack on the USS Liberty, both done by Israel but initially blamed on Egypt. Lesser known is a story related by ex-Mossad agent Victor Ostrovsky about how Israel smuggled a radio transmitter into Tripoli then used it to send hoax messages that tricked Ronald Reagan into bombing Gaddafi. The British media reported on documents uncovered that showed Israel's shin bet security service set up the hijacking that led to the raid in Entebbe, to make the Palestinians look bad and the Israelis look good, a common theme in many of Israel false-flag hoaxes. The FBI reported that at least two of the "Dancing Israelis" arrested on 9-11 were in fact Mossad agents, and a US Government official confirmed for FOX News' Carl Cameron that there was evidence that linked the Mossad agents to 9-11, but that this evidence was classified by the US Government to protect Israel, much as President Johnson covered up Israel's attack on the USS Liberty.

This stunt with the three teenagers as all the elements of a classic Israeli false-flag operation. The part that should be in this story but is missing is WHY would HAMAS have done such a stupid and reckless act at a time when they needed world approval and support for their unity government. Cui bono? Who gets what they want out of this? Certainly not HAMAS. It is Israel that gets what they want from the kidnapping and killing of the teenagers; the destruction of the unity government!

Jul 01 13:46

RECORDING OF ABDUCTED TEEN’S CALL FOR HELP ~~ IGNORED BY POLICE

This just released …..

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911 Plea to Police Was Tragically Bungled

Jul 01 11:45

LIVE UPDATES: Netanyahu says Israel will continue to act against Hamas

Jul 01 09:24

THE SEARING HYPOCRISY OF THE WEST

The bodies of three Israeli settlers who went missing on June 12th were found in a hastily dug shallow grave in Halhul, north of Hebron.

Since the teens went missing from Gush Etzion, a Jewish-only colony in the West Bank, Israel has besieged the 4 million Palestinians who already live under its thumb, storming through towns, ransacking homes and civil institutions, conducting night raids on families, stealing property, kidnapping, injuring, and killing. Warplanes were dispatched to bomb Gaza, again and repeatedly, destroying more homes and institutions and carrying out extrajudicial executions.

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Back on the Mavi Marmara, when Israeli soldiers killed 18 humanitarian workers, including an American,m the reaction of the US Government was that it was "an unfortunate incident" but that nothing should be done in reprisal. Today we have three dead teenagers, no evidence at all of who did it, clear indications that the bodies were intentionally staged to be found, and Israel declaring that HAMAS did the foul deed, although nobody can think of a reason for HAMAS to do such a horrific thing at a time when HAMAS and FATAH need public support for their new unity government. The reaction of the US Government is unqualified support for Israel's vengeance!

Jul 01 09:21

THE REVENGE OF ZION

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu led the pack, calling the killers of the youths “human animals” and stating “Hamas is responsible. Hamas will pay.” Netanyahu specifically used the word “revenge” hinting at what he may have in store. But many went even further.

Jul 01 09:20

WHEN WILL THE INSANITY END? ~~ A VIEW FROM PALESTINE

A sadly familiar scene over the past two weeks here in occupied Palestine: 10 Palestinians (including a 7 and 15 year old) and three Israeli settlers (16 ­ 19 year old) were killed. Dozens of Palestinian homes were demolished in the past two weeks. Over 570 more Palestinians were kidnapped in these two weeks making more than 6000 abductees languishing in Israeli gulags/prisons. 1500 Palestinian homes invaded without due process. 12 million native Palestinians still await their freedom from colonial occupation and displacement. And Israeli leaders are promising to “do more” (genocidal mayhem?). But the question remains when will this insanity end?

Jul 01 08:51

The Five Dancing Israelis Arrested On 9-11

The Jewish weekly The Forward reported that the FBI finally concluded that at least two of the detained Israelis were agents working for the Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, and that Urban Moving Systems, the ostensible employer of the five Israelis, was a front operation. This was confirmed by two former CIA officers, and they noted that movers' vans are a common intelligence cover. (23). The Israelis were held in custody for 71 days before being quietly released. (24)

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Needless to say, Israel's minions are already chasing me around the net, screaming that I am an anti-Semite for doubting Israel's story about the three teens and insisting that Israel would never play dirty tricks to start wars. Here is one well-known example. On 9-11, a van load of Israelis made a spectacle of themselves cheering and clapping as the World Trade Towers collapsed. The video they were shooting remains classified to this very day. Rumor has it that it shows the first impact, proving the Israelis had foreknowledge. The FBI determined that at least two of the Israelis were Mossad agents. NPR put the number at three.

"Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered. It's classified information." -- US official quoted in Carl Cameron's Fox News report on the Israeli spy ring and its connections to 9-11.

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Jul 01 08:47

Israel's attack on the USS Liberty

A former Navy attorney who helped lead the military investigation of the 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty that killed 34 American servicemen says former President Lyndon Johnson and his defense secretary, Robert McNamara, ordered that the inquiry conclude the incident was an accident.

In a signed affidavit released at a Capitol Hill news conference, retired Capt. Ward Boston said Johnson and McNamara told those heading the Navy's inquiry to "conclude that the attack was a case of 'mistaken identity' despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary."

It was “one of the classic all-American cover-ups,” said retired Admiral Thomas Moorer, a former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman who spent a year investigating the attack as part of an independent panel he formed with other former military officials. The panel also included a former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia, James Akins.

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Needless to say, Israel's minions are already chasing me around the net, screaming that I am an anti-Semite for doubting Israel's story about the three teens and insisting that Israel would never play dirty tricks to start wars. Here is one well-known example, in which Israelis attacked the USS Liberty and initially tried to frame Egypt for the attack, to trick the US into war against Egypt on Israel's side. The plan almost worked, and there was a nuclear-armed strike in the air on the way to Cairo when Liberty's crew erected a makeshift antenna to replace the one Israel had shot away in the attack, and got a message out identifying who their attackers really were. President Johnson ordered the incident hushed up and blamed on "bad weather" even though the photos and films taken on the USS Liberty during the attack show clear skies and light scattered clouds and good visibility. The US flag from the USS Liberty, still riddled with Israeli bullet holes, is now on display at the US Cryptographic museum.

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Jul 01 08:43

THE LAVON AFFAIR

In 1954, Israeli agents working in Egypt planted bombs in several buildings, including a United States diplomatic facility, and left evidence behind implicating Egyptian Muslims as the culprits. The ruse would have worked, had not one of the bombs detonated prematurely, allowing the Egyptians to capture and identify one of the bombers, which in turn led to the round up of an Israeli spy ring.

Some of the spies were from Israel, while others were recruited from the local Jewish population. Israel responded to the scandal with claims in the media that there was no spy ring, that it was all a hoax perpetrated by "anti-Semites".

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Needless to say, Israel's minions are already chasing me around the net, screaming that I am an anti-Semite for doubting Israel's story about the three teens and insisting that Israel would never play dirty tricks to start wars. Here is one well-known example, in which Israelis bombed US and UK targets inside Egypt and planted evidence to frame the Egyptians.

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Jul 01 08:41

CONFESSIONS OF AN EX-MOSSAD AGENT

By the end of March, the Americans were already intercepting messages broadcast by the Trojan, which was only activated during heavy communication traffic hours. Using the Trojan, the Mossad tried to make it appear that a long series of terrorist orders were being transmitted to various Libyan embassies around the world (or, as they were called by the Libyans, Peoples' Bureaus). As the Mossad had hoped, the transmissions were deciphered by the Americans and construed as ample proof that the Libyans were active sponsors of terrorism. What's more, the Americans pointed out, Mossad reports confirmed it.

The French and the Spanish, though, were not buying into the new stream of information. To them, it seemed suspicious that suddenly, out of the blue, the Libyans, who'd been extremely careful in the past, would start advertising their future actions.

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Needless to say, Israel's minions are already chasing me around the net, screaming that I am an anti-Semite for doubting Israel's story about the three teens and insisting that Israel would never play dirty tricks to start wars. Here is one example, revealed by former Mossad agent Victor Ostrovsky, in which Israel planted a radio transmitter inside Tripoli and used it to send messages that tricked Ronald Regan into bombing Libya.

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Jul 01 07:17

Israel finds teens' bodies, vows to make Hamas pay

One of the civilian volunteers involved in the search told army radio the bodies had been found under a pile of branches and stones in a remote area.

"Today, during a sweep with the army, one of the guys spotted something unusual, they started to move branches and stones and found the bodies," said volunteer Benny Truper.

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In other words, the bodies were placed in a manner meant to draw attention and be found.

The quickest way to detect a government lie is to look for what should be there and isn't, and what isn't there is a REASON for HAMAS to do something that stupid at this particular time.

HAMAS and FATAH formed a unity government. They need the support of the world right now, and neither HAMAS or FATAH is going to carry out an act that would wreck the very public support they need. It's like George Washington trying to kick out the British by shooting students in the colonial schools; it is just not going to happen.

Netanyahu, of course, is adamantly opposed to the unity government and stated he would find some way to wreck it. It appears he has done just that.

Keep in mind Israel's history. In both the Lavon affair and the attack on the USS Liberty, Israel carried out attacks then tried to frame Egypt for them, to trick the US into ending political relations and possibly launching war. In these two cases, Israel's deception became known, but one may presume that where one Israeli deception is found, there are likely dozens more they got away with. This stunt with the three teens appears to be more of the same. Kidnapping and killing these kids does not help HAMAS, but clearly helped Netanyahu by creating the excuse for him to launch outright war on Gaza.

"By way of deception, thou shalt do war" -- Motto of the Mossad

Fool me once...

Jul 01 07:03

Bodies of three missing teenagers found in West Bank: Israeli media

Israel has accused Hamas, which has its power base in the Gaza Strip, as being behind the abduction of the teenagers. Hamas has neither confirmed nor denied involvement.

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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.

One more point. In the photo showing the line search is a dead (if you will pardon the expression) giveaway. Line searches are something that is done when you already know what you are searching for is in the area. They were TOLD the bodies would be there.

I think we can safely presume that if HAMAS were stupid enough to engage in a stunt that would crush public support for them, they know how to make sure the bodies would never be found.

This whole affair is as obvious a setup as the Lavon affair, or Israel's attack on the USS Liberty. In both cases, Israel tried to frame Egypt for actions carried out by Israel. On the basis of that history alone, prudence demands skepticism of Israel's claims.

Jul 01 06:33

Israeli Air Force Carries Out 34 Air Strikes Against Gaza Amidst Threats of ‘Vengeance’

The WAFA news agency has reported that Israeli F-16 fighter jets fired missiles into different areas of the Gaza Strip, mainly in agricultural and open areas, in addition to several homes and civilian property.

WAFA reported that the army bombarded Gaza, Rafah, Khan Younis, the Central District and the Northern District of the besieged coastal region, adding that Israeli navy ships also participated in the attacks.

Local sources said dozens of Israeli drones remained in the Gaza skies all night, while Israeli helicopters also continue to fly over the Gaza Strip, firing rounds of live ammunition.

Jul 01 06:28

Divided Israeli Cabinet Debates ‘Harsh Retaliation’ Against Gaza

In the midst of the baying of the Dogs of War over the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teenagers apparently murdered after being abducted, let’s hear a still small voice of reason and sanity.

First, despite scores of repeated claims by Israeli officials and reporters that the alleged killers were affiliated with Hamas, not a single shred of evidence has been presented to confirm this.

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Think "Stolen Kuwaiti Incubators" and "Saddam's Nuclear Weapons." This is just more of the same.

Jun 30 10:51

BREAKING NEWS ~~ ABDUCTED ISRAELI TEENS FOUND DEAD

DesrtPeace condemns the senseless killings of these innocent youth. NOTHING positive can come out of this except for Israel where the aggression and occupation will continue indefinitely as a result.

Our hearts go out to the families of these boys.

Jun 30 10:41

Bodies of Three Missing Israeli Teens Found Near Hebron, Source Says

The bodies of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped in the West Bank earlier this month have been found north of the city of Hebron, a source confirmed to ABC News today.

Hamas, the Palestinian militant group accused by Israel of taking the boys, has denied kidnapping the teens, though senior Israeli and Palestinian officials agree that the abductors were likely tied to -- or part of -- Hamas but operating without orders from the organization's leadership.

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So now Israel will uncork on HAMAS on the basis of an unfounded accusation. Just like the US with Saddam's nuclear weapons.

Jun 30 10:21

ISIS: Netanyahu’s New Excuse for Keeping West Bank Border Zone

ISIS forces are on the Jordanian-Iraqi border, and even if this is a long, long way away from Israel, that’s no reason Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won’t use it as the newest excuse against Palestinian statehood.

Jun 30 09:16

‘SO LONG, IT’S BEEN GOOD TO KNOW YOU’ ~~ A PALESTINIAN LOVE STORY

‘So long, Israel, and thanks for nothing’
As a Palestinian Israeli married to a Palestinian, we’ve been waiting for Israel to grant us permission to live together. 15 years later, forced to choose between homeland and family unity, we have finally left.

Jun 30 09:15

‘BREAKING THE SILENCE’ GOING VIRAL INTERNATIONALLY

Israeli soldiers speak out on abuse of Palestinians
Yehuda Shaul says disturbing images represent norm in occupied territories

Jun 29 09:11

PHOTO ESSAY ~~ NEW YORKERS WALK AND TALK TO END ISRAELI AGGRESSION

The photos speak for themselves …. no commentary needed

Jun 29 09:10

ISRAEL IS AT WAR …

Therefore, the three missing Israeli teenagers should be considered to be Prisoners of War …. as should the hundreds of innocent Palestinians languishing in Israeli Military Prisons.

As such, they have certain rights

Jun 29 08:57

Cabinet approves plan to tighten Israeli control over East Jerusalem

Plan calls for investment of 295 million shekels over next 5 years to prevent future division of Jerusalem as part of a peace agreement, includes increasing Hebrew in Palestinian schools and beefing up police presence in the area.

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UNITED NATIONS RESOLUTIONS CONCERNING THE STATUS OF JERUSALEM.

December 11, 1948: Resolution 194: establishes Conciliation Commission; protection of and free access to Jerusalem and other Holy Places; Resolves that the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of international law or in equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible.

December 9, 1949: Resolution 303(IV): International Regime for Jerusalem

July 4, 1967: Resolution 2253 (ES-V): Condemns Israel's measures to change the status of Jerusalem as invalid

December 16, 1982: Resolution 37/123: Condemnation of Israel's responsibility for the Sabra and Shatila massacre in Beirut, Lebanon; resolves that the massacre was an act of genocide; condemns acts of plundering Palestinian cultural heritage; condemns the occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and the Golan Heights; and condemns the annexation of Jerusalem.

December 19, 1983: Resolutions 38/180: Calls all nation to suspend or sever all diplomatic, economic and technological ties with Israel. Condemnation of Israel on various topics including occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and the Golan Heights, war in Lebanon and the annexation of Jerusalem.

SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS

Resolution 127: The Palestine Question (January 22, 1958) " ... 'recommends' Israel suspends its 'no-man's zone' in Jerusalem".

Resolution 250: (April 27) " ... 'calls' on Israel to refrain from holding military parade in Jerusalem".

Resolution 251: (May 2) " ... 'deeply deplores' Israeli military parade in Jerusalem in defiance of Resolution 250".

Resolution 252: (May 21) " ... 'declares invalid' Israel's acts to unify Jerusalem as Jewish capital".

Resolution 267: (July 3) " ... 'censures' Israel for administrative acts to change the status of Jerusalem".

Resolution 271: (September 15) " ... 'condemns' Israel's failure to obey UN resolutions on Jerusalem".

Resolution 298: (September 25, 1971) " ... 'deplores' Israel's changing of the status of Jerusalem".

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

Resolution 478 (20 August 1980): 'censures (Israel) in the strongest terms' for its claim to Jerusalem in its 'Basic Law'.

Jun 28 09:23

In Photos: Israeli Bulldozers Raze Bedouin Community, Leave Children Without Water in High Temperatures

Hundreds of Israeli forces encircled al-Araqib village at 9:30am on 12 June; by 11:30am police had demolished most of the homes of the twenty remaining residents of al-Araqib who have lived in dire conditions since July 2010 when their village was first razed to the ground.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Can you spot the terrorists?

Jun 28 06:40

Israeli interrogators sexually harass Palestinian children in detention

A number of Palestinian children who were detained in different circumstances have reported their exposure to abuse and maltreatment by Israeli soldiers and interrogators.

In some cases, the interrogators sexually harassed the children and on other occasions they threatened to rape them if they did not cooperate or make certain confessions, according to the children’s testimonies.

Jun 27 08:21

Spain, Italy warn citizens against doing business with settlements

Nations join France, U.K. and Germany in advising against legal and financial risks.

Jun 26 09:47

Secret Soviet Reveals: Wiezmann Outlined the Nakba as Early as 1941

Maisky, a former Menshevik of Jewish origin, kept a highly personal diary. He recorded conversations with five British prime ministers, as well as with many other prominent British politicians.

In this extract, written on 3 February 1941, Maisky recounts his brief meeting with the Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann, later the first president of Israel. Maisky provides crucial insights into the history of Zionism including the brutality of the Jewish plan for Palestine and the Middle East. Noticeably, the document reveals that an intention to expel the Palestinians was explored by Zionist leaders as early as 1941.

Jun 26 09:33

End Israel's collective punishment – take action now!

Following the disappearance of three Israeli teenagers on Thursday 12th June Israeli authorities have meted out brutal collective punishment against the Palestinian people in the West Bank and Gaza. Five Palestinians have been killed. At the time of writing (Thursday 26 June) Israeli Forces have arrested almost 500 Palestinians in raids and mass arrests throughout the West Bank. Former political prisoners have been particularly targeted, and at least 52 of the prisoners released in the Gilad Shalit exchange have now been re-arrested.

Jun 26 09:31

RENEWED ISRAELI AGGRESSION HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE RECENT KIDNAPPINGS

What is happening in Palestine is not about three missing youth but rather power, control, propaganda, and colonization. By only choosing to look at the three missing youth, we become blinded to the larger picture and context of what is happening in Palestine. So let us examine the events leading up to last week.

Jun 26 09:30

CRYING ‘WOLF’ IS FINALLY CATCHING UP WITH ISRAEL

What a cruel world: Three yeshiva students were kidnapped, and the world isn’t interested; three mothers are crying out, and the world doesn’t answer. It’s all because the entire world is against us; it’s anti-Semitic and hates Israel. The Anti-Defamation League is already preparing a report. But the truth is, that’s just the way things are: When you openly thumb your nose at the world for years on end, eventually, it thumbs its nose back.

Jun 26 08:40

Sweden probes Ship to Gaza boardings

A Swedish prosecutor has launched an investigation into whether international laws were broken when Israeli soldiers boarded Gaza-bound ships operated by the Sweden-based activist group Ship to Gaza.

Jun 26 08:40

Sweden looks into Israeli boarding of Ship to Gaza

Henrik Attorps is to investigate what happened, reports news agency TT. The crimes suspected are grevious bodily harm, serious threat, serious robbery and also crimes against international law.

The last crime relates to Geneva Convention rules on protecting civilians during armed conflict. The prosecutor says no individuals have been tied to any of the suspected crimes.

Eleven Swedes were present during each boarding, which happened in international waters.

Jun 26 08:39

France advises its citizens against doing business in illegal Israeli settlements

France has warned its citizens against taking part in any economic activity in the occupied Palestinian territories, saying this may entail legal risks because the Jewish settlements are illegal under international law.

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Jun 26 06:55

Bennett: Palestinian President Abbas is 'a mega-terrorist'

Economy minister attacks PA for transferring funds to Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

Jun 26 05:52

Leaked report: Israel acknowledges Jews in fact Khazars; Secret plan for reverse migration to Ukraine

It is well known that, sometime in the eighth to ninth centuries, the Khazars, a warlike Turkic people, converted to Judaism and ruled over a vast domain in what became southern Russia and Ukraine. What happened to them after the Russians destroyed that empire around the eleventh century has been a mystery. Many have speculated that the Khazars became the ancestors of Ashkenazi Jews.

Jun 26 05:40

Israeli forces invade Madama

At 1:00 a.m., the soldiers invaded the house of Nizar Abdullah Sadaq Ziyaada in Madama. They asked Ziyaada about the whereabouts of his money and proceeded to ransack the house. They drilled holes into the walls and threatened to destroy his home. They found a total of roughly 200,000 shekels underneath a cupboard and in various hiding places throughout the house. Finally, the soldiers took all of the money, two laptops, and several mobile phones before leaving.

The reasons for the theft of Ziyaada’s money are unclear.

Jun 25 13:03

Would Israel kill the three settlers to crush Palestinian unity?

Three Israeli settlers are missing, allegedly kidnapped in Al-Khalil (Hebron). But there seems to be more here than a simple kidnapping.

Israel is engaged in a frenzy of retaliation, killings, mass arrests, a reign of terror across lands they illegally occupy, a pattern of war crimes, inhuman abuses, also not atypical of what we have seen so often from Israel.

Nothing about this “kidnapping” makes sense. No demands have been made, no “proof of life” sent. It is highly unlikely that these young people will be found alive and, based on the behavior of Israel, it quite likely seems that this was the idea all along.

The likelihood that Israel has chosen a “blood sacrifice” to sustain their obsession with "national victimhood” has to be considered.

Jun 25 09:06

MORE THAN 250 PALESTINIAN CHILDREN WERE KIDNAPPED IN RECENT MONTHS

Israel is violating international children’s rights agreements by detaining Palestinian minors, and it is trying to cover up these violations with the story of the three missing settlers.”

“Detaining Palestinian children from their houses in the middle of the night without informing their parents and families of the reasons for their detention is kidnapping.”

Is this not a form of kidnapping?

Jun 25 09:05

AMERICAN JEWS HAVE BECOME THE GREATEST THREAT TO ISRAEL

zionism is today confronted with its greatest challenge since 1948. It’s not coming from the Arab states or the Palestinians, but rather their problem is the American Jewish community itself.

Once the greatest support group for Israel, that support is dwindling daily as more and more Jews openly support the Movement to Boycott and Divest from Israel.

As the government of Israel continues its reign of terror against the people of Palestine, as more lands are stolen to build and expand the illegal settlements, a growing sector of Jewry is finally waking up to the fact that this is all wrong …. and are doing something about it.

Jun 25 09:04

Israel maintains gag order in missing teens’ case, leading to charge of media ‘manipulation’

Gag orders are not uncommon, but some in social media have suggested that Israel is maintaining this gag order as a cynical means of prolonging raids on the West Bank that have nothing to do with the missing boys but are intended to break up the new Palestinian unity government of Fatah and Hamas.

Jun 25 05:50

Israel jails 20% of Palestinian children in solitary confinement: monitor

Israel is placing increasing numbers of arrested Palestinian children in solitary confinement, an international children’s rights group said in a report issued Monday.

The report came just months after Israel’s army, under international pressure to introduce reforms, agreed to test alternative treatment for children it detains in the West Bank.

In more than one in five cases recorded by Defense for Children International (DCI) in 2013, children detained for questioning by the army reported “undergoing solitary confinement,” it said in a statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Compare this story with the one below about the DHS raid into as home where the woman was forced to lie naked on the floor for two hours, and you see the problem with having Israel train the US police forces.

Jun 24 09:03

BAD NEWS FIRST ~~ THEN GOOD NEWS ABOUT PALESTINE

In the past 10 days, Israeli occupation soldiers murdered 7 Palestinians (including a 13 year old child), injured dozens, kidnapped nearly 400, demolished many houses, destroyed contents and broken doors on hundreds of homes invaded in the middle of the night, blocked travel to hundreds of thousands, and continues to imprison thousands many on hunger strike for being held without charge for months. One of the people they kidnapped is also Samer Aleisawi who is famous for having the longest hunger strike in history as a political prisoner. He was released only after human rights activists and human rights organizations exerted significant pressure on Israel He was now kidnapped using the excuse of three missing colonial settlers (which maybe a false flag operation to detract from the suffering of thousands of Palestinian political prisoners).

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Jun 24 07:13

Missing Israeli settlers: Al Jazeera English’s distorted reporting

Gaza – Al Jazeera English’s reporting on the missing Israeli settlers was not naive and it is rather impossible to classify it as part of the rhetoric of neutrality and objective reporting on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

It is simply deliberate coverage that targets the Palestinians’ presence on their own land and their just cause, while giving leverage to the “perseverance” of the Israeli society living in a jungle of “barbaric” Palestinians. Al Jazeera English correspondent Jane Ferguson started her report a few days ago by focusing on the feelings of Israelis and specifically their shock following the [alleged] capture of three Israelis about 10 days ago.

Jun 23 09:15

ISRAEL CONTINUES TO RESORT TO MURDER, MASS TERROR AND LIES

As the latest Israeli rampage of murder and terror in the West Bank continues unabated, hopes for locating three young Jewish settlers Israel says were kidnapped by suspected Hamas militants are steadily vanishing.

Tens of thousands of Israeli troops are taking part in one of the largest operations in Israel’s history. So, far troops have thoroughly searched more than a thousand Palestinian homes in the Hebron region alone, but to no avail.

Soldiers have also been searching wells, abandoned caves and other possible hideouts in the large Hebron district.

Jun 23 09:15

ISRAELI/PALESTINIAN ‘UNITY GOVERNMENT’ ANGERS PALESTINIANS

alestinian protestors turned their anger against the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah, stoning the PA police headquarters in the early hours of Sunday morning, following an Israeli incursion into the center of the city.

Jun 23 09:15

BIBI URGES PRESBYTERIANS TO VISIT ISRAEL AND SEE THE TRUTH

Benjamin Netanyahu Slams Presbyterians for Israel Divestment

Jun 23 08:30

BACK TO BAGHDAD!

One would think the neoconservatives who engineered the Iraq War – the worst disaster for the United States since Vietnam – would never emerge from hiding.

Not so. With dazzling chutzpah, former Vice President Dick Cheney, the real power in the Bush administration, just claimed President Barack Obama was responsible for the growing mess in Iraq.

Obama is a wimp allowing America’s foes to run rampant across the Mideast and Eastern Europe, growled Cheney. He wants US troops to reoccupy Iraq, and maybe Syria. Cheney’s blustering was applauded by another over-the-hill dotard, Republican party leader Sen. John McCain.

Out from the Washington woodwork crept a swarm of neoconservatives. They joined Cheney in blasting Obama over Iraq and calling for more wars against the Muslim world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If they think war on the Middle East is so great, give them all rifles and parachutes, load them on a plane, and drop them in. BUT LEAVE OUR KIDS AT HOME!

Jun 23 08:12

Israel set to double number of Palestinian administrative detainees

Some 400 Palestinians were arrested as part of West Bank operation to find three kidnapped teens. Half are expected to be placed under administrative detention.

Jun 23 07:01

Jewish Settlers Attack Funeral Of Slain Palestinian In Ramallah

Sunday evening a number of fanatic Israeli settlers attacked the funeral of a Palestinian, killed by the Israeli army in al-Biereh, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, wounding one Palestinian.

The Palestinians were participating in the funeral procession of resident Mohammad at-Tareefi, 30, in Jabal at-Tawil neighborhood, when settlers of the Psagot illegitimate settlement opened fire on them, wounding one resident.

Several minutes later, dozens of soldiers arrived at the scene, and fired live ammunition at the residents, and several homes, in al-Biereh.

The Israeli military attack pushed dozens of residents to advance towards Psagot settlements, and hurl stones at it.

Jun 22 17:45

RT office in Ramallah raided by Israeli forces

Jun 22 10:30

Presbyterian General Assembly Biennial Meeting: My Message on Israel and Palestine

As the Presbyterian General Assembly gathers for its biennial meeting, I reach out in prayer and solidarity that the Assembly will make a strong witness for reconciliation, justice and peace. I am aware that the Assembly will consider eight overtures on the confounding and intractable conflict in Israel and Palestine, however I am especially urging the Assembly to adopt the overture naming Israel as an apartheid state through its domestic policies and maintenance of the occupation, and the overture calling for divestment of certain companies that contribute to the occupation of the Palestinian people. Both are worthy of adoption, by speaking truth in the first instance, and owning up to the Church's complicity in maintaining the occupation through its investments in the second.

Jun 22 09:01

WHILE THE POPE PRAYS AND TALKS ~~ PRESBYTERIANS VOTE TO DIVEST FROM THE OCCUPATION!

In an image likely to become one of the most emblematic of his trip to the holy land, Francis rested his forehead against the concrete structure that separates Bethlehem from Jerusalem, and prayed silently as a child holding a Palestinian flag looked on.

Jun 22 09:00

SONGS FOR THE THREE MARTYRS

Here are some songs written to celebrate their lives and honor their deaths, as well as one Yiddish song, “Donna Donna,” written a quarter-century earlier but profoundly appropriate, I think, to the day. The performers are Tom Paxton; Simon & Garfunkel; Harry Belafonte (singing a Pete Seeger-Frances Taylor song); Joan Baez; Richard and Mimi Farina (she was Joan Baez’s sister); Nechama Hendel; and wrapping it up, one of my favorite Phil Ochs songs, “Here’s to the State of Mississippi.” All the songs were written by the performers except where noted.

Jun 22 09:00

HIPPOCRATIC OR HYPOCRITICAL OATH? ~~ AN OPEN LETTER CONCERNING THE LATTER

MK Dr. Ahmad Tibi writes open letter to Israeli physician who expressed his reservations over caring for Palestinians following kidnapping affair.

Jun 22 06:14

Israeli troops kill Palestinian in West Bank clashes

Israeli soldiers have shot dead a Palestinian man in the West Bank city of Nablus, Palestinian officials say.

They say the troops - who were searching for three Israeli teenagers believed seized in the West Bank last week - fired on stone-throwing crowds.

He would be the third Palestinian to have died in clashes with Israeli troops searching for the students.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If they really want to find those three Israelis I suggest checking the four star hotels in Tel Aviv, because this whole affair has "false-flag" written all over it!

Jun 21 10:59

MISSISSIPPI BURNT DOWN 50 YEARS AGO TODAY

Fifty years ago the State of Mississippi was burning …. burning with the same hatred that we see in the State of Israel today. Three young men went missing the summer of 1964. Two of them were Jewish, the third was African American.

Fifty years ago today Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and James Chaney were murdered in cold blood by active members of the KKK.

Jun 21 09:38

Recent Israeli airstrikes targeted Gaza infrastructure

The Palestinian interior ministry said that the recent Israeli aerial attacks on the Gaza Strip directly targeted its infrastructure, factories and workshops.

A spokesperson for the ministry stated that an Israeli warplane bombed a dairy plant in Gaza City at dawn today.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More proof that this "Three missing kids" story is a hoax to justify aggressions against the Palestinians!

Jun 21 06:30

Israel elected to leadership of UN committee on “Decolonization”

Just when it appeared that the United Nations could not be more ineffective in protecting Palestinian rights and holding Israel accountable for violating them, here comes the news that Israel has been elected as vice-chair of the UN Special Commitee on Decolonization – which deals among other things with matters related to Palestinian refugees.

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This is like hiring Jeffrey Dahmer to find out if there are cannibals in Milwaukee!

Jun 20 09:21

ISRAELI TERROR ENTERS ITS SEVENTH DAY

In its quest to find three Israeli teenagers Israel has literally turned Palestine upside down. The timing could not have been more perfect as the main goal was to put a halt to the conciliatory moves of Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.

Abbas has given his full cooperation to the Israeli government, once again proving where his loyalties lie.For this he was highly praised by his fellow zionist leaders.

Jun 20 08:38

Netanyahu: We expect Abbas to dissolve unity government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that he expected the Palestinian national unity of government to dissolve and the the Israeli government was moving closer to finding three Israeli youths missing for the last week.

The comments, which came during a press conference in the southern West Bank city of Hebron that has been besieged by Israeli forces since the kidnapping, signal renewed pressure on the Palestinian Authority to end a unity deal agreed on between Fatah and Hamas in late April.

Jun 20 08:21

Palestinian kidnapped by Israeli forces in Awarta

At approximately 2:00 AM on the 15th June, Israeli soldiers conducted a night raid in the village of Awarta near Nablus, which was one of a series of raids and closures carried out by Israeli forces, following the disappearance of three Israeli settler youth close to al-Khalil (Hebron). Palestinian witnesses state that over 50 Israeli solders surrounded the village.

During the operation around 20 Israeli military personnel forced entry to, and stormed the home of Sameer Abu Shayb. Palestinian residents state that the soldiers were aggressive and had their faces covered. Sameer was then handcuffed and interrogated at his home over the phone by a commanding officer, for approximately 15 minutes. Sameer was not accused of any offence, but was then taken outside, blindfolded, and abducted by Israel forces.

This is the sixth time that Sameer has been imprisoned in recent years, totalling approximately 6 months.

Jun 20 07:29

The Presbyterian Church USA Divestment Resolution Passed in committee

Editor’s Note: Our contributing writer, James M Wall informed : The divestment resolution against the Big Three corporations passed in committee. Discussion set to start soon, actual General Assembly vote will depend on the political strategies of both sides. Expect a final vote between tonight and Friday.

Presbyterian Church USA,

We applaud your consideration to divest from Israeli firms and those around the world that invest in occupation and apartheid.

On behalf of our writers, readers, and staff, we support you 100%.

Jun 19 09:46

ALL OF PALESTINE HAS BEEN KIDNAPPED

All of Palestinian society is a kidnapped society. Like many of the Israelis who performed “significant service” in the army, many of the readers of this column, or their children, entered the home of a Palestinian family in the middle of the night by surprise, with violence, and simply took away the father, brother or uncle, with determination and insensitivity. That is kidnapping, and it happens every day. And what about their administrative detainees?

Jun 19 09:44

ISRAELI TERROR CAMPAIGN ~~ TWO VIEWS FROM PALESTINE

Palestinians in the West Bank are showing spectacular steadfastness and resilience in the face of an unprecedented rampage of terror and vandalism by the Israeli occupation army.

The rampage, which began five days ago when three army-age settlers went missing and were presumed kidnapped by suspected Palestinian militants, is assuming unmistakable terrorist proportions.

This terror includes destroying homes by missiles, storming homes and blowing up gates and outer doors, vandalizing property, beating up innocent people and grossly mistreating children and women.

According to the Palestinian Prisoner Club, a body that monitors Israeli treatment of Palestinian detainees, Israeli troops have so far raided and thoroughly vandalized 750 homes in the Hebron region alone.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A modern "Krystalnacht!"

Jun 19 08:10

Israel responds to attacks: war jets strike Gaza

Israeli war jets carried out several airstrikes early Thursday, targeting training facilities that belong to the Islamic Hamas movement in northern Gaza Strip and Gaza city, security officials said. Officials in Gaza said several explosions damaged northern and central Gaza Strip as well as eastern and western Gaza city. Israeli jets hovered over the coastal enclave before carrying out the strikes, reports DPA.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now we know why they were wagging that 90-year old ex-Nazi at us earlier today.

Jun 19 06:17

Netanyahu should look at his own record

Standing in front of a map of what both no doubt hope will one day be Greater Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu and Tony Blair have today given a practical demonstration of chutzpah. Translated roughly as “audacity” (but could also mean “insolence”), the two men with blood on their hands tried to convince the world that the lives of three illegal Jewish settlers – “children,” said the Israeli PM – are worth more than the lives of over 1,300 Palestinian children killed by the Israelis since September 2000 at an average rate of 3 murders per day. This is entirely consistent with the view expressed by at least one extremist Rabbi, Yaacov Perrin, at the funeral of Baruch Goldstein, the terrorist settler who murdered 29 Palestinians while they prayed in Hebron’s Ibrahimi Mosque in 1984: “Even one million Arabs,” claimed Perrin, “are not worth a Jewish fingernail.”

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