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Sep 22 07:15

Why did UN erase 1,000 years of Palestinian heritage?

The recognition stops then – almost a millennium ago. The site, called Beit Guvrin in the Israeli documents, is better known to Palestinians as the village of Beit Jibrin, whose inhabitants farmed the land, went to the mosque, built schools and clinics, ran a regular rural market and left the marks of their presence – both sacred and everyday – as an integral part of the site.

The people of Beit Jibrin, however, were expelled by Zionist forces in 1948. Many of them and their descendants now live in the refugee camps of al-Azzeh and Fawwar, near Bethlehem. Indeed, al-Azzeh camp is also known locally as Beit Jibrin.

Now De-colonizer, an art and research project, is demanding that UNESCO, the UN’s educational, scientific and cultural organization, acknowledge the full scope of Palestinian history that can be found in Beit Jibrin.

De-Colonizer was founded by Eitan Bronstein, formerly of Zochrot, a group that alerts the Israeli public to abuses of Palestinian rights.

Sep 22 07:14

Israelis celebrate video of sniper shooting Palestinian youth

This video was posted on the Facebook page of the Israeli news website 0404.co.il.

It is yet another example of Israeli occupation forces recording their violence against Palestinians, and the Israeli public celebrating it.

The video has emerged just as the Israeli government announced it would use snipers against Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem as well as against Palestinian citizens of Israel.

Human rights defenders are condemning the move, saying it will lead to more deaths and violence.

Sep 22 06:46

Blame America? No, Blame Neocons!

It has become common to discount any criticism of US foreign policy as “blaming America first.” It is a convenient way of avoiding a real discussion. If aggressive US policy in the Middle East – for example in Iraq – results in the creation of terrorist organizations like al-Qaeda in Iraq, is pointing out the unintended consequences of bad policy blaming America? Is it “blaming America” to point out that blowback – like we saw on 9/11 – can be the result of unwise US foreign policy actions like stationing US troops in Saudi Arabia?

Sep 21 15:52

Israeli forces attack Palestinians in WB

Israeli forces have once again attacked Palestinians demonstrators protesting against Tel Aviv’s recent restrictions on access to their revered religious sites.

Sep 21 13:05

Israel gives Jewish names to Arab streets in Jerusalem

Israel yesterday approved giving Jewish names from the Torah to Palestinian streets in an attempt to give a Jewish appearance to the holy city, Arabs48 reported.

The municipality changed the name of Jabal Al-Zaytoun, the highest mountain in Jerusalem which overlooks Al-Aqsa Mosque, giving it a name from the Torah Har Ha-mishchah.

In addition, the municipality gave a biblical name to the main street in Silwan; Shir Hamalot. An inditcation of the changes to come at Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Arabs48 said that the Israeli municipality did not announce the names of the area that the street refers to, but it is clear that it is in the Al-Bustan neighbourhood, the closeset neighbourhood to Al-Aqsa.

This measure contradicts international law, which objects to changing the names of occupied places. Subsequently, the Palestinian Authority filed a complaint at UNESCO and the ICC as the occupation has so far changed names of 300 streets and alleyways in Jerusalem.

Sep 21 11:40

Netanyahu Cannot Mask His Utter Depravity Forever

In a desperate move that masks a profoundly deep guilt for his inhumane actions, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims, “The UN report, published in June as regards Israel’s Gaza offensive in 2014 is biased. The commission that wrote it is under a committee that does everything but protect human rights.”

If that is the case, then how come human rights organizations are calling for urgent international action to protect civilians in the besieged city of Gaza, which is now under a new wave of aerial attacks? How come international rights group, Defense for Children, says Israeli forces and settlers have killed nearly 2,000 Palestinian children over the past 15 years?

Sep 21 09:07

Israeli Al-Aqsa breaches draw international outcry

Recent incursions by Israeli security forces into occupied East Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound have led to an international outcry, with several Arab capitals harshly condemning the provocations.

Sep 21 09:01

Israel's Al-Aqsa assault protested in Istanbul

Young activists protested Israel's latest assault on Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque Friday before Israel's Consulate in Istanbul.

According to the demonstrators, they gathered to condemn Zionist Israel's use of harsh force against Muslim worshipers and to express their support to those who resist these illegal violent acts.

Sep 21 08:27

Jeremy Corbyn's Speech on Palestine

Jeremy Corbyn: I have never heard Israel declare what its final frontiers ought to be. In every negotiation, it refuses to say what its borders ought to be.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This speech was one of the reason's Britain's Jewish Lobby were dedicated to preventing Corbyn from winning the leadership of Labour. That they failed to do so indicates that the power of the Jewish lobby is on the wane and will no longer be able to protect Israel from the long-delayed anger at Israel's crimes.

Sep 20 23:11

Zionist-Manufactured Arabian Displacement

Despite the hundreds of thousands of terrorist mercenaries and their use of the latest American made weapons, and chemical weapons, the Syrian Assad regime stood steadfast due to the army’s and people’s support to the regime, and also due to outside support from Lebanese Hezbollah, Iran, and Russia

Sep 20 10:26

Hamas captures Israeli drone in northern Gaza Strip

The Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas says it has captured a drone belonging to the Israeli regime in the north of the besieged Gaza Strip, the second such incident in about two months.

Sep 20 08:30

Shame on Shin Bet: Almost 6 Weeks Pass and Baby Killers Still Walking Free

The more time passes, the greater the suspicion grows that Shin Bet isn't doing enough to capture murderers of the three members of the Dawabsheh family.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Kind of how the Israeli-trained US police doesn't seem to care when they kill innocent Americans!

Sep 20 04:06

BEX ALERT - Jewish Woman Victimized By 'Anti-Semitic' Slurs Such as "Zionist Jews Were Responsible For 9/11!" Prove That New Anti-Semitism Protections Are Needed At UC Campuses (Video)

The University of California Board of Regents held their much-anticipated meeting at UC Irvine on Thursday, purportedly to decide whether or not to adopt the U.S. State Department's official definition of Anti-Semitism for the UC system. They held a lively public comment period with over fifty speakers waiting in line, who were given exactly one minute each to speak.
Many people are unaware that the UC Board of Regents President is none other than "Big Sis," former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano! Free speech advocates and critics of Israel spoke strongly in opposition to adoption of such a policy, while Jewish and pro-Israel folks insisted that it was necessary to stop the hate, bigotry, and Anti-Semitism. In the end the board decided there was "more work to be done" in drafting the document, but the video testimonies here are priceless.

Sep 19 20:01

Ron Paul: 'Evangelical Zionism' The Root Cause of 'Pro-War Christians'

Bennett: "Why do you think religious folks seem so pro-war, especially since Iraq and Afghanistan? ...Do you understand that at all?"

Paul: "I think Evangelical Zionism has something to do with it... they made a decision, they base it on a devout religious belief and conviction and they've been taught this in their churches and the preachers have taught them this and they feel they're as right about their policy as I feel about my interpretation of what Christ taught us. He was supposed to be the Prince of Peace, not - not advocating pre-emptive war!"

Sep 19 10:02

Police gird for Temple Mount violence Friday as unrest persistsPolice gird for Temple Mount violence Friday as unrest persists

Men under 40 will be barred from compound; PM tells UN’s Ban Palestinian rioters aim to break status quo; rocks, firebombs thrown and bus set on fire Thursday night

Sep 18 13:54

Tensions flare, protests intensify over Al-Aqsa Mosque compound

Israeli forces increased their presence at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Friday, with local media reporting hundreds of extra Israeli troops deployed in the surrounding area.

The increase in forces came amid rumours that youth were planning protest actions at the compound in opposition to recent heavy restrictions on Palestinians from entering the site, as well as right-wing Israelis being granted access to repeatedly tour the compound.

Sep 18 13:40

UN envoy warns a new war in Gaza will be devastating and cruel

The United Nations Middle East peace envoy Nikolay Mladenov warned that any new war between Israel and the Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip will be devastating and cruel and will force donor countries which contribute to the reconstruction process to reconsider their financial support for the enclave’s residents.

At a press conference in Gaza City yesterday, Mladenov stressing that the United Nations will do everything possible to prevent the deterioration of the security situation, calling for “a series of measures like preventing missile attacks to preserve the state of calm”.

Sep 18 13:21

Bullets vs Rocks: Israel to use sniper fire against Palestinian stone-throwers

Live sniper fire can now be used against stone throwers in Jerusalem. This came after Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu declared a ‘war’ on rock-throwing.

Sep 18 13:11

Migrants, Refugees, Clandestines and… Jihadis

What else is new? The Empire of Chaos specializes in breaking, not fixing.

The plight of the refugees could become the perfect excuse to precipitate a new R2P (responsibility to protect) war; Libya remixed, with fighting ISIL barely disguising the real agenda: regime change in Damascus.

So Europe has suddenly, miraculously “discovered” that the civil war/proxy war raging in Syria since early 2011 has hemorrhaged into an extremely serious refugee crisis.

European Sturm und Drang on what to do about the refugee drama is unprecedented in modern times. Bitterness permeates the fault lines separating fear and intolerance from generosity and solidarity.

Among quite a few progressive circles, there are widespread fears that the current Western media campaign centered on the plight of refugees may be a catalyst to prepare European-wide public opinion for an all-out war in Syria before the end of 2015.

Sep 18 13:07

A Refugee Crisis Made in America – Philip Giraldi

Will the U.S. accept responsibility for the humanitarian consequences of Washington-manufactured wars?

It is perhaps past time for Washington to begin to become accountable for what it does.

The world media is following the refugee crisis by focusing primarily on the inability of unprepared local governments to deal with the numbers of migrants, asking why someone somewhere can’t just “do something.” This means that somehow, as a result, the vast human tragedy has been reduced to a statistic and, inevitably, a political football.

Sep 18 11:54

Gaza Rocket Strikes Open Area in Southern Israeli City of Sderot

A rocket fired from Gaza exploded in an open area in the southern Israeli city of Sderot Friday night. A nearby bus was damaged by shrapnel, but none were wounded. A rocket alert sounded prior to the blast. The explosion follows a day of clashes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem that left 21 Palestinians and 3 Israeli policemen wounded.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel has been trying to provoke the Palestinians with the attacks at Al Aqsa Mosque but so far the Palestinians have not taken the bait. So Israel repeats the time-worm trick of having an agent provocateur fire a rocket into an empty lot to justify military strikes, which will be starting in five, four, three, two ...

Sep 18 09:29

Israel approves use of police sniper fire against Palestinian rock-throwers - reports

Israel has approved the use of a low-powered Ruger sniper rifle by police against “certain” rock-throwers in Jerusalem, local press report. Previously use of the weapon to curb violence in the West Bank was limited to the IDF.

Sep 18 08:45

Israeli leaders delight in Europe’s cruelty toward refugees

As most of the world looks on in horror at Europe’s atrocious response to refugees escaping war and persecution in the Middle East and Africa, some Israeli officials are quietly reveling in the chaos.

Dore Gold, director general of the Israeli foreign ministry, expressed optimism that the refugee influx will shift Europe to the right, making it more sympathetic to Israel’s “security” justification for its ongoing colonization of Palestine.

Sep 18 08:45

Video: Why is Israel attacking Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque?

On Wednesday, I appeared on Al Jazeera’s news magazine Inside Story to discuss Israel’s assault on Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound.

The other guests were Akiva Eldar, senior columnist at Al-Monitor, and Matthew Duss, president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace.

Today, dozens of members of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud Party entered the compound accompanied by occupation forces.

This provocation came after days of violent Israeli assaults on worshippers and journalists in and around the mosque.

Sep 18 08:45

Outrage over Gaza drove Iceland’s capital to back Israel boycott

The City of Reykjavík has decided to boycott Israeli goods.

The city council in Iceland’s capital voted by a 9-5 majority on Tuesday to bar Israeli products from official purchases as long as Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory continues.

The decision has been welcomed by Palestinian rights campaigners and drawn anger from Israel.

Sep 18 08:22

King Salman calls Pres. Obama over Israeli escalation at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Sep 18 08:19

The GOP Wants Iran To Recognize Israel. But The Gulf States? Whatever.

Senate Republicans, blocked in their effort to pass a bill disapproving of the Iran deal, tried another tactic: Give President Barack Obama his nuclear deal, but only on the condition that Iran agree to recognize the state of Israel and release the four U.S. citizens it holds.

A problem with this strategy, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) brought to a vote on Thursday, is that some of America's strongest allies in the Middle East -- such GOP favorites as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates -- do not themselves recognize Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All of the Arab nations have made it very clear that they will recognize Israel ... one second after Israel recognizes Palestine. But as long as Israel wants what it wants and refuses to give anything back, there will be conflict.

Sep 18 08:13

7 Palestinians, 4 Israeli Policemen Wounded in East Jerusalem, West Bank Clashes

Knesset panel approves calling up Border Police reservists amid escalating Jerusalem tensions and violence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel is trying to provoke a crisis to justify another war on the Palestinians.

Sep 18 08:04

HELEN THOMAS WAS RIGHT!

On Wednesday, I appeared on Al Jazeera’s news magazine Inside Story to discuss Israel’s assault on Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound.

The other guests were Akiva Eldar, senior columnist at Al-Monitor, and Matthew Duss, president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace.

Today, dozens of members of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud Party entered the compound accompanied by occupation forces.

This provocation came after days of violent Israeli assaults on worshippers and journalists in and around the mosque.

Palestinians view these incursions as part of an increasingly aggressive strategy aimed at an eventual takeover of the compound by Israeli groups intent on bringing down the mosque and building a Jewish temple in its place.

Sep 18 07:32

Israeli policeman shot 'by Palestinians' in Jerusalem

An Israeli policeman has been shot in Jerusalem after Palestinians opened fire, local journalists report on Twitter. At least three others were injured. A Molotov cocktail was also reportedly thrown at law enforcers.

The shots were fired in Jerusalem's Armon Hanetziv neighborhood, according to Haaretz.

A tweet from Israel News Feed stated that some of the officers were injured after being hit with stones.

Sep 18 02:47

Refugees as Weapon – and Germany shifting Alliances?

Germany alongside Russia might indeed defend and help preserve the Assad government, together with Iran the two stabilizing factors in the Middle East.

As a parallel or backup plan, the unholy alliance between Washington, NATO and Turkey agreed to open Turkey’s flood gates for refugees, actually promoting the exodus to gain free reign in the safe heavens and to build up a mass of refugees – most of whom want to flee to Germany – which in the right moment could be let go and cause the right pressure or destabilization effects in Europe. Well, this is just happening.

Sep 18 02:44

Putin’s Line in the Sand: No Regime Change in Syria

By allowing US F-16s to patrol the skies over Syria, Washington will impose a de facto no-fly zone over the country severely limiting Assad’s ability to battle the US-backed militias that have seized large swaths of the countryside and are now descending on Damascus.

The Syrian war can be divided into two parts: The pre-Incirlik period and the post-Incirlik period. The pre-Incirlik period is roughly the four year stretch during which US-backed Islamic militias and al Qaida-linked groups fought the Syrian army with the intention of removing President Bashar al Assad from power. This first phase of the war ended in a draw.

Sep 18 02:33

A US petition calling for Netanyahu’s arrest

The advantage of an official White House petition is the promise of official recognition and response if the goal is met.

Bibi will come to the U.N. in NYC in late September. There is now a US petition calling for his arrest. We would greatly appreciate if you can publicize.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/netanyahu-hold-talks-new-yor...

Sep 17 15:26

Rejected! Parliament refuses to debate war criminal Netanyahu arrest petition

Parliament has declined to debate a petition calling for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be arrested for alleged war crimes.

The online petition rapidly attracted more than the required 100,000 signatures needed to trigger a debate.

Sep 17 11:17

IN PHOTOS ~~ BRAVE PALESTINIAN FATHER TELLS OF HIS FAMILY’S HORRORS IN NEW YORK

On the evening of September 15th Bassem Tamimi spoke to a packed room at the New School University in NYC. The meeting was sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine and the NY Chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace. Every seat was filled, people stood leaning on walls and sitting on every inch of floor space for 2 hours listening attentively to the story of resistance to Israeli occupation by the people of Nabi Saleh, a village of about 600 people living in occupied Palestinian territory on the West Bank.

Sep 16 17:27

A US petition calling for Netanyahu’s arrest

The advantage of an official White House petition is the promise of official recognition and response if the goal is met.

Benjamin Netanyahu is to hold talks in New york this September. Under international law he should be arrested for war crimes upon arrival in the U.S for the massacre of over 2000 civilians in 2014

SIGNATURES NEEDED BY OCTOBER 08, 2015 TO REACH GOAL OF 100,000

97,141

TOTAL SIGNATURES ON THIS PETITION

2,859

There are still only 2800 or so signatures. Why the huge difference between us and the Brits? Are American activists so jaded or discouraged?

Sep 16 15:05

Iceland’s capital declares boycott of all Israeli goods

Israel’s Foreign Ministry rails at Reykjavik’s ‘volcano of hatred'; city council says move an act of solidarity with Palestinians

Sep 16 14:31

A US petition calling for Netanyahu’s arrest

Bibi will come to the U.N. in NYC in late September. There is now a US petition calling for his arrest. We would greatly appreciate if you can publicize.

The advantage of an official White House petition is the promise of official recognition and response if the goal is met.

Sep 16 13:37

A Fly in the Ointment of Colbert’s Opening Show

We will be watching Stephen Colbert to see where his comedy takes him next.

While awaiting the final congressional vote that will confirm that President Obama has defeated the Zionist juggernaut which spent millions to block the Iran Nuclear deal, we must pause to consider a major moment in entertainment television.

The entertainment news has to do with the CBS network arrival of Stephen Colbert, who last week succeeded David Letterman as host of The Late Show (11:30 EST).

Even there, alas, the Zionist juggernaut lurks. You will have to look closely to see it, but there was a fly in the ointment of the otherwise successful launch of the next chapter of Colbert’s career.

Supporters of the BDS movement were quick to identify the fly.

Sep 16 13:34

RECKLESS HYPOCRISY – The Folly of Self-Righteous Indignation

Iran has not been and is not intending to build a nuclear arsenal; but who can admit that fact – Obama, Clinton, Kerry?

Could we expect President Obama to confess that Iran’s nuclear ambitions to develop a bomb has been a politically motivated fictional narrative serving other purposes? Could he advocate the idea that replacing Israel with Iran would be the most “advantageous” step to pursue America’s true strategic interests in the Middle East? No, not in this lifetime!

Therefore, the hardline, even sounding like a born again-neoconservative, rhetoric by Hillary Clinton that the United States under her presidency would take an extremely hawkish position against any Iranian intransigence is as genuine a threat as threatening to nuke Iran if the Supreme Leader jumps over the moon!! Iran has not been and is not intending to build a nuclear arsenal; but who can admit that fact – Obama, Clinton, Kerry?

Sep 16 13:31

Are Neocons an Existential Threat?

No one dares confront the existential question of whether the United States and the world can continue to tolerate and accommodate the neoconservatives.

Despite a record of unprecedented error, American neocons remain the dominant foreign policy force in Official Washington, demanding more “regime change” in the Middle East and a new Cold War that could heat up and end all life on the planet.

Sep 16 12:59

IDF Sniping Children Playing on Rooftop in Gaza

Sep 16 11:34

Destruction of Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque is Israeli groups’ ultimate goal

Over the last three days, Palestinians have come under fierce attack as they attempted with their bare hands, sticks and stones to deter and prevent repeated violent assaults by Israeli occupation forces into Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound.

The violence comes as Israeli-backed groups bent on replacing the mosque with a Jewish temple are asserting their presence ever more aggressively.

Sep 16 10:41

University Of Illinois 'Israel' Scandal

Sep 16 08:58

HOLIDAY SPOOF ~~ HAPPY NEW YEAR PALESTINE

Israeli forces storm Aqsa Mosque in third day of clashes

Sep 16 08:57

UGLIER THAN SIN

Israeli “Defense” Minister Moshe Yaalon has admitted that his country’s domestic security apparatus knows the identities and whereabouts of the Jewish terrorists who a few weeks ago burned a Palestinian family to death at a village in the northern West Bank.

The still-unidentified terrorists set the Dawabsheh family home, at the village of Doma, south of the City of Nablus, on fire, burning to death three members of the Palestinian family, the father, Saad, aged 34, the mother Reham, aged 27, and their 18-month-old toddler Ali.

The fourth and last member of the family, a male child, is fighting for his life in hospital. His conditions have been described as stable.

According to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Yaalon said the Israeli security authorities were reluctant to arrest the suspected murderers in order to protect the identity of their sources.

Sep 16 08:57

HOW OBAMA CAN SAVE PALESTINE

President Obama promised that as soon as the Iran nuclear deal is closed he will refocus on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Given this shift of focus is now in sight, Obama should grant U.S. recognition of Palestine as an independent state, albeit a militarily occupied one. Such an elementary step is long overdue and may be the sole act that saves the two-state solution.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu will refuse Obama, as punishment for not killing the Iran deal as ordered.

Sep 16 08:33

UN Envoy: Temple Mount Clashes Could Go Beyond Jerusalem

Nikolay Mladenov warns that clashes between Israelis and Arabs in Jerusalem could ignite violence well beyond the old city.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That appears to be what Israel wants!

Sep 16 08:03

Israel’s Convoluted Legal System: “Administrative Detention” and Israel’s “Moral Imperative

snip: Moreover, this bill contradicts the very notion of law as such, which does not operate through brute force and terror but recognizes the equal worth and dignity of every individual who stands before the law. What the bill will do is make it much easier for the state to legally detain Palestinian suspects indefinitely without putting them on trial, adding yet another layer of moral decadence to the already bankrupt legal system.

That said, anyone who is familiar with Israel’s state of being from the day of its inception to the present cannot deny the fact that the country has legitimate national security concerns. But when national security becomes a political tool, Israel opens up itself to intense criticism and condemnation.

Sep 16 02:57

Hamas: Israeli escalation in al-Aqsa is “a declaration of war”

Israeli ongoing escalation in al-Aqsa Mosque is a “declaration of war,” a senior official from Hamas Movement said Tuesday, as Israeli occupation forces violently broke into Muslims’ holy al-Aqsa Mosque for the third day in a row and aggressively assaulted the peaceful Muslim sit-inners and worshipers.

Sep 15 12:03

ISIS is working on Mossad/CIA Plan to Create Greater Israel

Ken explains the concept of ‘The Greater Israel Project’ and the balkanization of surrounding countries as a means of destabilizing them. Balkanization is a geopolitical term that was originally used to describe the process of the fragmentation or division of a region or state into smaller regions or states that are often hostile or non-cooperative with one another. The head of the snake, the system of power, is headed by the financial system. The bankers rule the Earth through the private control of the issuance of money, debt-based money which we’re all supposed to pay with things like austerity measures, which allows them to provide THEMSELVES an INFINITE supply of money which means that they can buy anything and anyone so we see that the world governments are nothing but puppets of bankers who control their money supply. The bankers at the top of this pyramid are psychopaths.

Sep 15 10:44

Israeli raids into Al-Aqsa Mosque "a flagrant aggression" – Momani

Jordan Tuesday reiterated its condemnation of repeated Israeli attacks on worshippers at Jerusalem's Al Aqsa Mosque as a "flagrant aggression" against the Arab and Islamic nations and all believers, and said the provocations should stop immediately.

Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications Mohammad Al Momani said Israeli crimes against Jerusalem and its Islamic and Christian holy sites are condemnable as per the international humanitarian law, and contradict religious teachings.

Such crimes, he said, would not bring security and stability to Israel, the occupying power.

Sep 15 10:44

Sisi backs Jordan's stance on Jerusalem holy sites

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Tuesday that he appreciated and backed Jordan's intensive efforts to protect Islamic and Christian holy sites in occupied Jerusalem.

The Egyptian leader spoke during a telephone call with His Majesty King Abdullah II to discuss the latest Israeli raids on the Al Aqsa Mosque compound and their repercussions. Jordan is the custodian of the holy sites in Jerusalem.

Sep 15 10:42

King: "Any more provocations in Jerusalem will affect relationship between Jordan and Israel"

His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Monday, said that "any more Israeli provocations in Jerusalem will affect the relationship between Jordan and Israel and Jordan will have no choice, but to take action, unfortunately." His Majesty spoke in joint press remarks with British Prime Minister, David Cameron, who arrived in the Kingdom for talks with His Majesty the King on ways to cement the strategic Jordanian-British ties and a number of regional and international issues.

Sep 15 09:35

Israel Desecrates Islam’s Third Holiest Site for the Third Day

corporate media blames the victims

snip: Maan News reported heavily-armed Israeli forces “tread on the carpets with their military boots until they reached Saladin’s Minbar (pulpit)” - showing contempt for an important Muslim holy site.

They cleared the way for dozens of extremist settlers to enter the compound where they don’t belong. Throughout three days of violence, the world community remained silent - other than duplicitously calling on both sides to show restraint, doing nothing to intervene responsibly, letting Israel continue its longstanding reign of terror against defenseless Palestinian men, women and children.

Sep 15 08:20

Israel’s Deep Role in Syrian Refugee Crisis: Saga of Yarmouk

When Zionist Haganah militias carried out Operation Yiftach, on May 19 1948, the aim was to drive Palestinians in the northern Safad District which had declared its independence a mere five days earlier, outside the border of Israel.

The ethnic cleansing of Safad and its many villages was not unique to that area. In fact, it was the modus operandi of Zionist militias throughout Palestine. Soon after Israel’s independence, and the conquering of historic Palestine, the militias were joined together to form the Israeli armed forces.

Not all villages, however, were completely depopulated. Some residents in villages like Qaytiyya near the River Jordan, remained in their homes. The village, located between two tributaries of the Jordan — al-Hasbani and Dan rivers — hoped that normality would return to their once tranquil village once the war subsides.

Sep 15 07:36

Burned alive by Israelis

Incinerating humans whether in a gas chamber, military attack, by injecting petrol into the mouth or throwing a torch through a window all have one thing in common: burning is how racists manifest hate.

Five years ago at a stop during my book signing tour in San Diego, I met an adorable toddler named Farah.

She was being treated in the US for severe burns she received at the age of two.

Farah was one of thousands of civilians who were either injured or killed when Israel rained white phosphorus bombs on Gaza in 2008-2009.

The phosphorus that burned through Farah’s angelic flesh was American made and paid for by US taxpayers. Ironically, so was Farah’s treatment.

Last Sunday, mother of two Reham Dewabsha died from burn injuries.

Sep 15 07:27

Bon Jovi, Boycott Israel

World renowned band, Bon Jovi, is scheduled to perform in Israel on October 3rd. We ask the members of the band, Jon Bon Jovi, David Bryan, and Tico Torres, to reconsider their concert in apartheid Israel, until Israel complies with international law and respects the rights of the indigenous Palestinian people.

Sep 15 07:19

Jordan scolds Israel for 'storming' Muslim holy sites on Temple Mount

Israeli police raided the plaza outside Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque on Sunday in what they said was a bid to head off Palestinian attempts to disrupt visits by Jews and foreign tourists.

Sep 15 05:56

The ‘Refugee’ Crisis for Greater Israel

It has become increasingly obvious that the flood of refugees from the Middle East is serving the jewish agenda of creating Greater Israel (Eretz Israel). In case you are unfamiliar with the concept, Greater Israel is the vast tract of land supposedly promised to the Israelites by Yahweh, stretching from the Nile to the Euphrates.

Sep 14 17:38

Palestinian fired in Israel… because he is Abdallah

Over the past ten years it has been extremely difficult for Palestinians to find a job in Israel even if for well-educated ones.

Sep 14 14:44

SodaStream to shut down West Bank factory, new factory near planned township where Bedouins are being forcefully transferred

SodaStream announced, today, that it will finalize the closure of its West Bank factory in two weeks.

SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum commented, earlier, that the boycott only had a “marginal” effect on their business and accused the movement of “antisemitism”, PNN reports.

Sep 14 10:28

Gaggle of Jews Demand UC Regents Adopt New Definition Of "Anti-Semitism" To Include Anti-Zionism

On Wednesday the University of California Board of Regents will meet to discuss adopting a new definition of anti-semitism. The media is saturated with op-eds demanding this expanded definition of 'anti-semitism' to include hateful anti-Zionism.

Sep 14 09:38

Netanyahu to embarrass Obama in upcoming US visit: Analyst

“Ultimately Netanyahu is embarrassing Obama in the form of coming to speak to Congress against Obama’s Iran deal, in the form of his underhanded tactics towards Obama in trying to sway public opinion in the US and most importantly the opinion in the US Congress,” he maintained.

Obama has aggressively countered the Israeli premier’s arguments against the Iran nuclear agreement, characterizing opponents as warmongers.

Ties between the two leaders have also been strained because of Netanyahu’s opposition to the creation of a Palestinian state, a key element of US foreign policy regarding the conflict.

Sep 14 09:37

Israeli forces storm courtyard of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

Dozens of Israeli police and soldiers carried out a morning raid on the Al-Aqsa mosque in occupied Jerusalem. Witnesses said concussion grenades and tear gas were used and several Palestinians were injured. Police said the raid was part of a “security operation.”

Sep 14 09:25

Israeli defense minister says government knows who was behind Duma attack, but won’t prosecute

Six weeks after settlers torched a Palestinian home in the West Bank hamlet of Duma killing three—Ali Dawabshe, 18-months, Sa’ad Dawabshe, 32, and Riham Dawabshe, 27—no one has been charged for the crime. Now, Israel’s defense minister says he knows who is behind the arson attack but is refusing to indict, because doing so could expose government intelligence sources.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which suggests that the torching of Palestinian houses is an Israeli intelligence operation!

Sep 14 05:55

Israel Desecrates Islam’s Third Holiest Site, Again

snip: No crime is too outrageous for Israel to commit. Genocidal aggression is longstanding policy. So are many forms of daily persecution - ruthless police state brutality against defenseless Palestinians.

On September 13, ahead of the two-day Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah period, extremist settlers led by racist agriculture minister Uri Ariel, protected by soldiers and police, stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Occupied East Jerusalem - Islam’s third holiest site where they don’t belong, on the fabricated pretext of conducting a security operation.

Dozens of worshipers were attacked and forcibly removed, including children, Israeli forces using tear gas and stun grenades, as well as indiscriminately firing steel-coated rubber bullets against helpless victims.

Last week, defense minister Moshe Ya’alon illegitimately banned two Muslim groups responsible for protecting the Mosque.

Sep 13 15:11

Burned alive by Israelis

“Burning is how racists manifest hate,” is the conclusion of Jamal Kanj, who looks at the fascination of Zionists with burning Palestinians alive and how the Jewish perpetrators and their supporters always get away with murder.

Sep 13 15:10

UK’s panic-stricken Tories smear Labour’s new leader: Jeremy Corbyn blows away the Blair/Brown minions

Stuart Littlewood examines the smears hurled at newly-elected UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn by the Tories, and wonders who is the real threat to national security: Corbyn or the Tories who have pledged allegiance to Israel?

Sep 13 12:08

Corbyn blows away the Blair/Brown minions

New Labour leader is smeared by panic-stricken Tories

There are high hopes that Corbyn, who is a patron of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, vice-chair of CND and national chairman of the Stop the War Coalition, will eventually break Britain out of the cycle of servitude to US neo-con and Zionist diktats.

As expected, the Tory Dirty Tricks Department were ready and waiting to put the boot in. No sooner had news of Jeremy Corbyn’s amazing leadership victory, with nearly 60% of first-choice votes, trickled through than Conservative Central Office began emailing all and sundry with their ludicrous smears.

Sep 13 12:05

9/11 Fourteen Years Later – Paul Craig Roberts

Factual evidence and science do not support Washington’s conspiracy theory.

The Neoconservatives were overjoyed by the arrival of the “New Pearl Harbor,” the necessary catalyst for launching their pre-planned wars.

Sep 13 09:28

Champion of Palestinian rights wins leadership of UK Labour Party

In a stunning upset, Jeremy Corbyn has been elected to lead the UK Labour Party.

The veteran left-wing lawmaker and vocal supporter of Palestinian rights took almost 60 percent of the vote, trouncing the establishment candidates Yvette Cooper, Andy Burnham and Liz Kendall.

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair had warned that the party would face “annihilation” if Corbyn won.

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The establishment gonna faw down go BOOM! Corbyn's victory, coupled with Trump's ascendancy here in the US, is signal that people around the world are fed up with the "Friends of Israel", fed up with war, fed up with lies, fed up with austerity, and mostly fed up with the money-junkies squeezing our balls in a vice for our last penny! .

Sep 13 09:07

Analysis: Burned alive by Israelis

Five years ago at a stop during my book signing tour in San Diego, I met an adorable toddler named Farah.

She was being treated in the US for severe burns she received at the age of two.

Farah was one of thousands of civilians who were either injured or killed when Israel rained white phosphorus bombs on Gaza in 2008-2009.

The phosphorus that burned through Farah’s angelic flesh was American made and paid for by US taxpayers. Ironically, so was Farah’s treatment.

Last Sunday, mother of two Riham Dawabsha died from burn injuries.

Sep 13 08:43

Israeli forces storm Al-Aqsa compound, assault worshippers

Israeli police clashed with Palestinians at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday just hours before the start of the Jewish New Year, police and witnesses said.

Tensions have been running high at the holy site in the wake of a decision by the Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon last week to outlaw two Muslim groups that seek to "protect" the compound against groups of Jewish worshipers.

Witnesses told Ma'an that Israeli forces stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound shortly after dawn prayer, firing rubber-coated steel bullets and stun grenades, leading to the injury of several worshipers.

The forces then surrounded worshipers inside Al-Aqsa Mosque itself and closed its doors with "chains and bars" before firing rubber-coated bullets inside the mosque, witnesses said.

Sep 13 08:31

"Psychopaths Are Running The World" Former US Marine Blows Whistle On Syrian False Flag, Exposes Real Agenda

“We have tortured and killed and maimed and raped around this planet; who in their right mind would consider the United States or the West in general to be in any position to punish anybody?” the veteran begins angrily, going on to outline the evidence for Syria being a false flag attack (Note: leaked emails showing how Assad was framed by the USA are detailed in this cached Daily Mail report from January 2013, which was published online briefly before being removed).

He rightly points out that the USA dropped more bombs in Vietnam than during the whole of WW2 combined, that it regularly arms terrorists (but the mainstream press refer to them as ‘freedom fighters’ when it suits them) and the former marine also points out how the so-called ‘War on Terror’ is nothing more than a well-planned strategy to be in a “perpetual state of war to destabilize the region for the Greater Israel plan.”

Sep 12 11:35

Anti-austerity & anti-war Jeremy Corbyn elected UK Labour leader

“Welcome to our party, welcome to our movement. And I say to those returning to the party, who were in it before and felt disillusioned and went away: welcome back, welcome home.”

Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn elected with huge mandate

Jeremy Corbyn has been elected leader of the British Labour party, in a stunning first-round victory that dwarfed even the mandate for Tony Blair in 1994.

Having been catapulted from a little-known member of parliament to leader of the opposition, he will now set about apologizing for the Iraq war and strongly opposing cuts to public services and welfare. He will start off on Saturday with a speech to a rally in London in support of refugees.

Sep 11 14:15

CANADIAN PUBLISHER FACES JAIL FOR POLITICAL WRITINGS!

Canada's free speech is almost a thing of the past, Arthur Topham's free speech trial is coming up on October 26 – November 6, 2015, threatening Canadians legal right to speak the truth about Zionism and the Jewish state of Israel. We need your help more than anything right now, just go to the link and see what you can do. We really need your help, Canada will not make it without you. Please do what you can to share this and help us out. Thank you.

Sep 11 12:44

Netanyahu: EU plan to label settlement goods ‘unjust’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday attacked an EU resolution on labelling goods produced in the occupied Palestinian territories.

In a statement released by his office, Netanyahu referred to the plan as “unjust”. “It is simply a distortion of justice and of logic and I think that it also hurts peace; it does not advance peace. The root of the conflict is not the territories, and the root of the conflict is not the settlements.”

Sep 11 08:23

PALESTINE IS EVERYWHERE EXCEPT IN PALESTINE

The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution allowing what it officially recognizes as the “State of Palestine” and the Vatican to raise their flags outside the organization’s facilities.

Sep 11 08:22

INFOGRAPHIC ~~ THE FIVE STAGES OF GRIEF ON 911

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

The people of New York City mourned and memorialized their losses after the 11 September 2001 attacks, but their counterparts in Gaza are not allowed to recover.

They have had no respite either from Israel’s repeated military assaults, or from its ongoing siege on the territory.

Palestinians in Gaza are demanding a ceasefire that respects their basic humanitarian rights.

Sep 11 08:20

Netanyahu: We need pact to preserve Jewish Israel

PM in London says solution to Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians is “a demilitarized Palestinian state that recognizes a Jewish state, the nation state of the Jewish people.”

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I am certain that Palestine will recognize the Jewish State ... exactly one second after Israel recognizes the Palestinian State! If Israel would only give to others what it demands for itself, all this violence and bloodshed could have been avoided. But as long as Israel maintains their bigoted attitude of "We have a right to exist but you do not", there will be more war in the Middle East.

Sep 11 08:15

Ariel Sharon:" We, the Jewish People, Control America, and The Americans Know it"

[The Palestinians are] beasts walking on two legs."

Menahim Begin, speech to the Knesset, quoted in Amnon Kapeliouk, "Begin and the Beasts," New Statesman, 25 June 1982.

Sep 11 06:58

Palestinian flag to fly at UN HQ after 119 nations vote ‘yes’

UN General Assembly has passed a Palestinian resolution to allow its flag fly in front of the United Nations headquarters in New York, angering Israel and giving hope to Palestinians seeking to gain full UN membership.

Sep 11 06:35

ISIS militants causing Middle East to 'DISINTEGRATE', says Israel PM Netanyahu

Mr Netanyahu, who is a bitter critic of the nuclear agreement, told Mr Cameron: “The Middle East is disintegrating under the twin forces of militant Islam – militant Sunnis led by ISIS and militant Shi-ites led by Iran.”

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And, of course, Israel's constant attacking and bombing of its neighbors such as Gaza, West Bank, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, etc. has absolutely nothing to do with the turmoil in the Middle East, and anyone who says otherwise is just a filthy Jew-0hating anti-Semite who wants Hitler to come back and gas Jewish babies in the ovens, right?

Sep 10 12:31

Israel Protecting Killers of Immolated Palestinians

On July 31, unidentified Israeli settlers set the Dawabsha family home ablaze – killing husband and wife Saad and Riham as well as their 18-month-old infant Ali.

Sep 10 10:06

FLASHBACK - So You Think Military Intervention is a Good Idea?

Well, if you really feel that strongly about it..

Here's your rifle..

Here's your parachute..

We ran out of the desert camo, but here is a bright day-glo orange jumpsuit left over from Gitmo..

Watch your head climbing into that transport plane..

And we'll call whoever it is you are telling us needs to be invaded this week and tell them you are on your way to kick their butts all by yourself.

But given the very long history of the United States government and the corporate media lying and tricking us into wars, you will forgive We The People if we sit this one out and keep our children safe at home.

And just in case you are one of those poor government or media people who are not as well educated in history as the average American citizen, here is a comprehensive but by no means complete list of just how many times We The People have been made total fools of by the US Government and the corporate media.

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Sep 10 08:33

Israel re-arrests nuclear whistle-blower over TV interview

The Israeli regime has once again detained nuclear whistle-blower Mordechai Vanunu, claiming that he violated the terms of his release from prison by taking part in a recent interview with a local TV station.

The Thursday development came as the Israeli Channel 2 television broadcaster, which aired the interview with Vanunu on September 4, is battling with the regime’s police who demand the "full, unedited footage of the interview," Israeli media say.

The channel refuses to hand over the material, citing the journalistic principle of protecting sources.

In the lengthy interview on Israeli TV on Friday, Vanunu reportedly explained how he once exposed the existence of Israel’s nuclear arsenal and elaborated on a potential disaster which could emanate from Israel’s notorious Dimona facility.

Sep 10 08:23

Hillary Clinton: I spent years urging Israel to apologize to Turkey

U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that she has spent years trying to get Israel to apologize to Turkey for a deadly attack on an aid flotilla to Gaza.

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Hillary must be desperate to even touch Israel's attack on the flotilla!

Sep 10 07:34

Israel hiding killers who burned Palestinian family alive, minister reveals

Israel’s conduct turned out to be depressingly predictable.

Haaretz reports today that, according to Israel’s defense minister Moshe Yaalon, “Israel’s defense establishment knows who is responsible for the arson attack that killed three members of a Palestinian family two months ago, but has chosen to prevent legal recourse in order to protect the identity of their sources.”

Yaalon reportedly told a closed meeting of activists from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party that three Jewish suspects were put under administrative detention following the attack.

Witnesses had seen the attackers flee to the nearby Israeli settlement of Maaleh Efraim after the Dawabsha home was set on fire.

Sep 10 07:34

EU-US trade deal mustn’t stifle calls for Israel boycott, say unions

More than 150 organizations from across Europe are vowing to resist efforts by the United States to stifle campaigns for Palestinian rights by means of a controversial trade deal.

Sep 10 00:53

How Neocons Destabilized Europe

It will not be easy to rid the world of the grave dangers created by neocon policies.

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

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

Sep 09 11:14

How Neocons Destabilized Europe

It will not be easy to rid the world of the grave dangers created by neocon policies.

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

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

Sep 09 10:11

WEST BANK HOLOCAUST

Reham Dawabsheh, 27, has finally succumbed to the critical wounds she sustained when Jewish settlers torched her home at the village of Duma south of Nablus in the West Bank about five weeks ago.

Initially, her toddler, 18-month- old Ali, was burned to death. Two weeks ago, her husband Saad died of injuries sustained in the same incident. Reham, a school teacher, was laid to rest next to her husband and child at her home village Monday 7/9/2015.

Now, her only remaining child is fighting for his life. His overall conditions have been described as “stable and improving.”

The nefarious crime was carried out by ostensibly Messianic Jewish settlers seeking to establish a pure Talmudic Jewish state, which the terrorists believe would expedite and accelerate the appearance of the Redeemer or Jewish Messiah who would usher the age of salvation for Jews and enable them to build a worldwide empire.

Sep 09 05:43

Shooting Children Becomes Israeli Policy

Netanyahu’s most recent foray grew out of a late August incident on the West Bank. A series of photographs plus video footage from a protest in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh appeared in the media. They showed a masked IDF soldier trying to arrest a young boy accused of throwing stones, followed by scenes of his mother and teenage sister trying to rescue him. The pictures and video reveal a crying and struggling 11 year old Mohammed Tamimi, with his broken arm in a cast, being held in a headlock and sat upon by the soldier, armed with an assault rifle. The boy’s mother then intervened, pulling on the mask while Mohammed’s 15 year old sister joined in to bite the soldier’s wrist, compelling him to free the boy. The soldier released him, backed off and then threw a grenade at the family.

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So, selective, military genocide against Palestinian children becomes a hardened Israeli policy, courtesy of Netanyahu.

In the great classical tales of Greece, one of the most ugly personality traits in many of the very flawed heroes was hubris, an overweening pride, which causes these people to not see things as they really are.

And ultimately, it will most likely be his hubris which will bring Netanyahu down, geopolitically; he will be judged by history as a thoroughly failed leader who could have made much better choices for the Israeli people in terms of peace and prosperity for the country than he has done to date.

Sep 08 14:33

Israel forces make incursion into Gaza Strip, level fields

Israeli military vehicles have carried out a cross-border military incursion into the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip.

According to witnesses and local residents, four bulldozers escorted by military vehicles on Tuesday morning crossed into the Palestinian side of the border fence in the east of the city of Khan Younis and leveled fields belonging to local Palestinians, Ma'an News Agency reported.

Sources say Israeli soldiers used smoke grenades to conceal the movement of bulldozers. Palestinian farmers also left their fields, fearing possible shooting by the Israeli soldiers.

The Israeli regime repeatedly launches cross-border raids into Gaza on security pretexts, often razing land near the border in the so-called buffer zone it maintains on the Gaza side of the border.

Israeli forces have also frequently opened fire on Palestinians who approach the so-called buffer zone.

Sep 08 11:17

Mia Love, First Black Republican Congresswoman, Turns Out To Be Yet Another Zionist Stooge

39-year-old Ludmya Bourdeau "Mia" Love, a Haitian-American politician representing Utah's 4th congressional district, promised to "End Foreign Military Financing" when she was sworn in to office this past January. But since then, Love has visited Israel and posted several revealing tweets and press releases, showing where her true loyalties lie. "I stand with Israel as both a citizen and as a member of Congress," Love insists.

Sep 08 11:01

GAZERNICA

The displacement of Gazans:

Is Gazernica

The displacement of Palestinians:

Is Gazernica

The displacement of Syrians:

Is Gazernica

The displacement of Libyans:

Is Gazernica

The displacement of Africans:

Is Gazernica

The displacement of Iraqis:

Is Gazernica

The displacement of Afghans:

Is Gazernica

The displacement of Hope:

Is Gazernica.

The creation of ISIS:

IS Gazernica

So long as humanity is awake with inhumanity:

GAZERNICA shall be!

Sep 08 09:55

MEET THE DAWABSHA FAMILY OF PALESTINE

Thousands of Palestinians took part in the funeral of Riham Dawabsha, 27, who died overnight Sunday after succumbing to wounds she sustained more than a month ago in an arson attack on July 31 that killed her husband and 18-month-old son.

The funeral march set off from the entrance of Duma village in southern Nablus and proceeded to the village’s cemetery.

Dawabsha was given a military funeral as members of the Palestinian Authority security forces headed the march.

The 27-year-old mother of two was buried in the village’s cemetery, next to her husband and son who were laid to rest last month.

Dawabsha died hours after her birthday, on Sept. 6, while her husband died on Aug. 8, the couple’s wedding anniversary.

Sep 08 07:35

Abbas to Tell UN Palestinians No Longer Feel Bound by Israel Accords, Say PA Officials

Palestinian officials don't conceal their disappointment that the resolution of Iran’s nuclear program wasn't linked to progress on the Palestinian issue, or the fact that the international community is increasingly focusing on Syria.

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And it is not like Israel has kept their side of the deal anyway!

Sep 08 07:31

Israel Hopes ‘Lost Tribes’ Can Boost Jewish Numbers

Facing Palestinian majority, Israeli officials seek way to loosen legal definition of ‘Jew’ so millions more can qualify for immigration

Israel is examining ways to expand the scope of the Law of Return, a foundational piece of legislation defining who is a Jew, to entitle millions more people to immigrate.

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Quite a change in only a few months since the next article down was written!

Sep 07 22:34

Corruption in Palestine: A Self-Enforcing System

81% of the Palestinians living under Israeli occupation rank the problem of corruption second only to the occupation itself. Al-Shabaka Policy Advisor Tariq Dana analyzes the systems and actors involved, arguing that corruption is a structural problem with longstanding political roots that cannot be tackled through adopting codes of conduct and other technical solutions.

Sep 07 15:01

‘Gaza to be unlivable by 2020’: No clean water, proper food, electricity

Wars and destruction could soon make Gaza uninhabitable, if nothing is done to reverse the consequences of conflict.

Sep 07 14:19

Palestine: The end or a new beginning?

Alan Hart says the future of the Palestinian cause depends on whether there are enough diaspora Palestinians who care enough to become politically engaged to rebuild their national institutions on democratic principles and standards of accountability.

Sep 07 11:28

PALESTINIAN REFLECTIONS ON BLACK SEPTEMBER

And they searched his chest
But could only find his heart
And they searched his heart
And could only find his people
(Palestinian Poet Mahmud Darwish)

Sep 07 08:33

Palestinian Mother Dies fromIsraeli Settler Inflicted Immolation

On July 31, racist Israeli settlers set the Dawabsha family home ablaze, burning 18-month-old old Ali Saad Dawabsha to death, inflicting third-degree burns (the most severe kind) on three other family members - his mother, father and brother Ahmed aged four.

The incident reflects a culture of virtual impunity. Extremist settlers rampage unaccountably against Palestinians, committing near-daily acts of violence and vandalism.

The Dawabsha family lost their home. Baby Ali was burned alive in the blaze, his charred body incinerated beyond recognition.

His father Saad perished days later. He couldn’t recover from third-degree burns covering 80% of his body.

On September 5, Maan News reported his wife, Riham, deteriorated seriously, “leaving her in critical condition, her family said…”

Sep 07 08:20

Jewish High Court Demands Pope Francis Apologise for Recognising Palestinian State

A self-declared Israeli Sanhedrin, a religious High Court composed of 71 sages, has demanded that Pope Francis apologise for recognising a separate Palestinian state or face trial next month.

A member of the Palestinian Al-Fatah movement revolutionary council, Demetri Deliani, said the Jewish court has sent a letter to Pope Francis demanding he rescind or face trial on 20 September, and that he will be judged in absentia if he chooses to ignore the summons.

The Vatican officially recognised the State of Palestine in February 2013.

In June, the Holy See switched its diplomatic relations from the Palestinian Liberation Organisation to “the state of Palestine” in a treaty that constitutes the first legal document negotiated between the Holy See and the Palestinian state.

Sep 06 15:16

#JeSuisFamilyTamimi

The images of a young girl and two women struggling with an Israeli soldier grasping a 12-year-old Palestinian boy’s neck illustrate not only what the occupation is doing to the Palestinians, but mostly what it is doing to the IDF and to the State of Israel.

Sep 06 14:50

Sanctioned Terrorism

…we must fight sanctioned terrorism today.

What is left unmentioned and unrecognized in our collective psyche is the kind of terrorism that has been deliberately obfuscated: sanctioned terrorism or terrorism with a license – sanctions.

Shamelessly, even after sanctioned terrorism took the life of one million Iraqis, the UNSC licensed terrorism against Iran – sanctions, without any remorse for the lost lives of 1 million Iraqi victims of sanctioned terrorism and untold numbers or other victims across the globe.

The overall failure to identify and deliberately obfuscate this act of terrorism has enabled this premeditated act of terrorism to continue with impunity.The success of this deception is owed to controlling the narrative with complicity from the media.This has been so effective that even the victims of sanctioned terrorism fail to grasp that they are being subjected to terrorism.

Sep 06 14:47

Cameron rewards Israel super-stooge

A petition calling for Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to be arrested for war crimes when he arrives in London next week is nearing 100,000 signatures. If it reaches that magic figure it must be considered for debate in Parliament.

Sep 06 14:46

Terrorism is foundation of Israeli regime: Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the Israeli regime has been founded and continues to survive on terrorism.

President Rouhani made the remark at an international conference commemorating the Iranian victims of terrorism in the capital, Tehran, on Monday.

“This regime (Tel Aviv) began its work on the basis of intimidation, terror and occupation, and is continuing [to move on] the same anti-human path today,” Rouhani said.

In his keynote speech, the president also referred to Takfiri groups, including Daesh, Taliban and Boko Haram, as other sources of terrorism in the region.

Sep 06 14:44

Help Nail Netanyahu!

The cause of much misery and desperation in the Middle East is coming to London next week and a petition demands for the arrest of Netanyahu for war crimes…

Sep 06 14:44

Blowback on a NATO beach – Pepe Escobar

We’ve had it coming from the beginning.

And when it came, virtually the whole planet reacted with stunned silence. Sometimes it takes just a photograph to put a noxiously complex version of hell in perspective.

We’ve had it coming when the “we’re the new OPEC” Bush administration invaded, occupied and destroyed Iraq – creating the set-up for the establishment of Al-Qaeda in Iraq.

We’ve had it coming when the Petraeus surge bribed Sunnis to half-heartedly fight Al-Qaeda in Iraq – which then took its time to reorganize in the heart of the desert, change its name to Islamic State and plot a comeback.

We’ve had it coming when NATO, enthusiastically “led” by London and Paris, and allied with hardcore Salafi-jihadis, set out to duly “liberate” Libya into a failed state run by militias.

Sep 06 14:39

Global Chaos from a Zionist Jerusalem

Israeli warfare upon the global citizenry climaxed with a frontal assault against the US government, its president and the will of the people. Misguided political calculations emanating from out of the Israeli worldview was justified in the heart of Benjamin Netanyahu’s, the Zionist Jewry leader. Where, fears real, imagined and fabricated energized the Zionist “power of the purse”. Giving provision necessary to pour massive millions of dollars in their campaign to dismiss the global efforts of the Iranian P+5 nuclear agreement.

Sep 06 09:35

WEST BANK BEX ALERT ~~ BDS IS THE CAUSE OF THE OCCUPATION

How’s this for twisted logic?

“SodaStream should have been encouraged in the West Bank if [the BDS movement] truly cared about the Palestinian people.”

Sep 06 09:34

THE CLIP THAT ROCKED THE OCCUPATION

Every Israeli has seen this footage many times by now. It has been shown again and again by all Israeli TV stations. Many millions around the world have seen it on their local TV. It is making the rounds in the social media.

Sep 05 17:38

Obama Defeats Netanyahu In Iran Accord Battle

Benjamin Netanyahu’s AIPAC-controlled U.S. minions lost their battle to destroy President Obama’s nuclear accord with Iran and the P1-5 world powers.

A final, crucial vote was announced when Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Md) became the 34th Democratic Senator to support the carefully constructed firewall needed to sustain a Barack Obama veto.

One day later, Senator Cory A. Booker (D-NJ) padded Obama’s veto-proof party vote with his support of the accord. With Mikulski and Booker on board, Obama now has 35 Senators who will vote to defeat a Republican-backed resolution of disapproval.

Sep 05 13:26

A frightened Palestinian boy vs the ugly face of the Israeli occupation

As the footage of a young Palestinian boy being headlocked by an Israeli Wehrmacht soldier circulates around the world, Uri Avnery looks at how the attitudes of ordinary people around the world towards Israel are changing.

Sep 05 09:39

New Report Says Gaza Could Be Uninhabitable Within 5 Years

By Michaela Whitton

As if mass unemployment, poverty, and a blockade that pens almost two million people into 160 square kilometer open prison weren’t bad enough, a U.N. report has said that Gaza could become uninhabitable by 2020.

Surrounded by Egypt to the south, Israel to the north and east, and Israeli gunships to the West (that regularly open fire on Gaza fisherman), 1.8 million Palestinians live in the restricted enclave — a number predicted to rise to 2.1 million by 2020.

According to the report, Israel’s three military operations in the last six years and the eight-year economic blockade have ravaged Gaza’s infrastructure, shattered its production base, and prevented meaningful reconstruction and economic recovery...

Sep 04 15:30

Help nail Binyamin Netanyahu

Stuart Littlewood urges Britons to sign the petition for the arrest of Netanyahu for war crimes so that the 100,000 signatures required for parliament to debate the matter can be reached before his arrival in the UK.

Sep 04 14:36

Western Supported Israeli State Terror

I guess the evidence-less rockets that damage nothing was getting old.

snip: Again pre-dawn on Thursday. Israeli warplanes terror bombed a Hamas al-Qassam Brigades Falasteen military site. Fabricated pretexts are used to justify IDF aggression - this time claiming gunshots from Gaza.

True or false doesn’t matter. Israel uses any incident to justify attacking Hamas - launching air and ground attacks, using heavy weapons, often killing and/or wounding civilians.

Gunshots in US communities occur often. Would Washington be justified in launching air or ground attacks in response? In Israel, it’s standard procedure - unaccountable bandit acts.

Sep 04 08:35

REPOST - SPOOF ON WEST BANK TERROR

Sep 04 08:23

Syrian Suffering vs. Palestinian Suffering

The tragic photo of the body of a three-year old Syrian boy, Aylan Kurdi, drowned in the sea when attempting to flee that war-torn nation with his family, is seared on the minds of all but the most heartless of people who have seen it. Still wearing his little sneakers, he would seem to be only asleep, where he not lying alone, face down, on a Turkish beach, having been washed ashore by the tide. The unspeakable horrors that his desperate family fled, at great and, as it turned out, tragic risk, can only be imagined by anyone who has not experienced them. The entire world is crying out for a resolution to the problems that led to the death of this child, his brother, mother and countless other desperate refugees.

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But the Independent Media did!

Sep 04 08:12

‘West creates refugees by destroying Islamic nations’ – Chechen leader

The head of Russia’s Chechen Republic claims the current asylum seeker crisis in European countries originated in the aggressive policies of the United States and the EU. He also called upon all Muslim nations to jointly fight the root of the problem.

“If today no one rises against the inhumane policies of the Western countries, tomorrow the disaster may come to any Muslim country. I call upon you to urgently discuss this problem, to develop a unified position and to save the lives of thousands of people.
Europe and the USA are not simply refusing to act, they instigate the tragedies of millions of people by destroying the economy of Islamic countries and starting wars in Muslim regions of the world, he added.

Sep 04 07:50

Palestinian saves 5 American tourists from attack in Hebron

Five American yeshiva students were attacked with stones and Molotov cocktail, setting their car on fire after accidentally entering Hebron Thursday night - and were saved by a Palestinian who sheltered them from the mob.

Sep 04 07:24

Gaza could soon become uninhabitable, UN report predicts

A hard-hitting new United Nations report says Gaza could become uninhabitable in less than five years if current economic and population trends continue.

It cites what it describes as the “de-development” of the blockaded coastal strip, which is at present home to some 1.8 million Palestinians but is expected to grow to 2.1 million by 2020.

“De-development” describes a process where development is not only hindered but actually reversed. Findings by the UN conference on trade and development point to the eight-year economic blockade of Gaza as well as the three wars between Israel and the Palestinians over the past six years.

Sep 04 07:18

‘West creates refugees by destroying Islamic nations’ – Chechen leader

The head of Russia’s Chechen Republic claims the current asylum seeker crisis in European countries originated in the aggressive policies of the United States and the EU. He also called upon all Muslim nations to jointly fight the root of the problem.

“If today no one rises against the inhumane policies of the Western countries, tomorrow the disaster may come to any Muslim country. I call upon you to urgently discuss this problem, to develop a unified position and to save the lives of thousands of people,” Ramzan Kadyrov wrote on his Instagram account (Kadyrov uses Instagram as a social network for public statements).

“Tens of thousands of Muslims are dying. Women, old people, children and young people as well. Under such conditions the leaders of Islamic countries has no right to remain silent, to stand aside and remain simple observers,” he added.

Sep 04 07:10

How EU officials shrugged off aid to Israeli settlements

During the past few years, the European Commission, the EU’s executive bureaucracy, has been questioned by many Palestine solidarity activists on why it approved scientific research grants to the cosmetics-maker Ahava.

The EU hierarchy was — rightly — made to feel awkward by these questions. Ahava’s main factory is located in a Jewish-only settlement in the West Bank; like all other nations in the world, EU governments regard Israel’s construction and expansion of those colonies as contrary to international law.

Sep 03 09:51

SPOOF ON WEST BANK TERROR

Reminder that ‘Every dog has its day!’

Sep 03 09:50

WHY IS ISRAEL (AND YOUTUBE) SO AFRAID OF THIS BOY?

ISRAELI TERROR GONE VIRAL THEN REMOVED FROM YOUTUBE

Sep 02 18:41

Gaza: A Socioeconomic Dead Zone

snip: Gaza already is “unlivable.” Israeli inflicted pain, suffering and deprivation is suffocating an entire population - slow-motion genocide by any standard, while the world community yawns and does nothing to stop one of history’s great crimes.

It’s just a matter of time before another Israeli war, premeditated aggression - on whatever pretext it invents to justify the unjustifiable.

Sep 02 18:39

New Israeli Police State Measure

protest = terrorism in tyrannies

Sep 02 14:04

Egypt to flood border with Gaza Strip to destroy tunnels

Egypt plans to deluge the area along the border with the Israeli-besieged Gaza Strip with water in an attempt to destroy the underground tunnels between the country and the Palestinian territory.

Sep 02 13:52

David Cameron rewards Israel super-stooge

Stuart Littlewood considers UK Premier Cameron’s appointment of Stuart Polak, a self-declared agent of Israel, to the House of Lords, noting Polak’s pledge to serve Israel, not the British people, in the upper chamber of parliament.

Sep 02 13:46

ISRAELI TERROR GONE VIRAL THEN REMOVED FROM YOUTUBE …

YouTube removed the video claiming it violated their “terms of service”

Obviously the TRUTH about Israeli terror is a violation

BUT

One of my faithful readers found it again and sent it to me …. here it is

Sep 02 12:24

Response to Max Blumenthal remarks about Alison Weir

Sep 02 12:00

‘Uninhabitable’: UN Report says Total Destruction of Gaza Nearly Complete

Under constant threat of war and a devastating economic blockade, occupied territory is being ‘de-developed’ – a process by which development is not merely hindered but reversed

Sep 02 09:54

Video: Palestinian women, teenage girl bite, fight off IDF soldier trying to arrest 12-yo boy

Footage released on Friday showed an Israeli Defence Force (IDF) soldier pinning down a Palestinian boy while holding his assault rifle near the cheek of his victim following protests in the West Bank.

Sep 02 08:15

Gaza attack pushed US electrical workers’ union to back Israel boycott

The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America – known as UE – has voted to back the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) on Israel.

This makes it only the second national union in the United States, and the largest so far, to take such a step.

Palestinian trade unionists and activists are warmly welcoming the move.

UE represents more than 30,000 workers across the country in a range of private and public sector occupations.

Sep 02 08:15

Israeli night raids a routine terror for Palestinian children

It’s a regular and terrifying scene in the occupied West Bank: heavily armed Israeli soldiers, often with large dogs, raid a Palestinian family’s home. They wake the children, arresting one or more of them.

This is what happened to Hamza Muayyad Shukri Hammad, 15, when his home in Silwad, a village near Ramallah, was invaded at 2am on Sunday.

As reported by the Arabic-language Quds news site, Hamza’s mother said that during the two-hour raid on her family’s home, Hamza and his 10-year-old brother, Bilal, were detained.

Soldiers raided Hamza’s room, ransacking it. They confiscated phones and smart devices from the home and a computer was deliberately smashed.

Sep 02 06:43

UN: Gaza could be ‘uninhabitable’ by 2020 if trends continue

A new United Nations report says Gaza could be “uninhabitable” in less than five years if current economic trends continue.

The report released Tuesday by the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development points to the eight years of economic blockade of Gaza as well as the three wars between Israel and the Palestinians there over the past six years.

Last year’s war displaced half a million people and left parts of Gaza destroyed.

Sep 02 06:30

BEX Alert!!! - "Netanyahu wants to resume ‘direct’ talks with Palestinians ‘immediately’ "

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has voiced his willingness to continue the negotiations with Palestine "without preconditions." Meanwhile, Israel filed a complaint with the UN against the Palestinian flag flying at the General Assembly.

"I have no precondition to reach negotiations, I'm willing to drive to Ramallah or anyplace else now in order to run direct negotiations," Netanyahu said.

The PM is equally determined to proceed to the two-state solution and is all in favor of a demilitarized Palestinian state alongside Israel, according to the statement.

Sep 01 15:16

Israel is “Targeting Christian-Palestinian Communities in the West Bank”. Confiscating Lives, One Hectare at a Time

The expansion of Israel’s ‘separation barrier’ is targeting Christian-Palestinian communities in the West Bank, reports Noreen Sadik.

On 17 August, Issa al-Shatleh, of Beit Jala, Palestine, started his day with news that Israeli soldiers were on the land that had belonged to his family for hundreds of years. When he arrived, he found ‘they were destroying the land, and cutting my ancient olive trees, some hundreds of years old’. ‘They came without a warning,’ he said.

And it is not just al-Shatleh’s land that is being confiscated. Close to 3 hectares of private land were razed that morning and 45 trees, some of them over 100 years old, were uprooted. As landowners tried to stop the destruction, violent clashes broke out, sending al-Shatleh’s brother to the hospital.

Sep 01 13:41

Cruelty is Not a Human Right

It is the beginning of their nightmares. Many Palestinians go to bed every night without knowing if their homes will be bulldozed during the night by the Israeli police. According to Jeff Halper, founder of the Israeli Committee Against House demolitions (ICAHD), house demolitions are one of Israel’s main weapon of occupation of Palestinian land.

Sep 01 09:51

UK BEX ALERT ~~ BRITISH MEDIA NOMINATES PALESTINIAN ACTIVISTS FOR ACADEMY AWARD

Daily Mail and Telegraph change headlines critical of Israel after claims arise Palestinian family photographed clashing with IDF soldier are known provocateurs and that incident was staged.

Sep 01 09:50

BRAVE PALESTINIAN WOMEN STAND UP TO THE OCCUPATION

This video shows several women preventing an Israeli soldier from abducting a Palestinian child in the village of Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank on Friday.

The footage, shot by Bilal Tamimi, shows a masked soldier assaulting a child whose arm is in a cast.

Sep 01 08:38

Jewish High Court Demands Pope Francis Apologise for Recognising Palestinian State

A self-declared Israeli Sanhedrin, a religious High Court composed of 71 sages, has demanded that Pope Francis apologise for recognising a separate Palestinian state or face trial next month.

A member of the Palestinian Al-Fatah movement revolutionary council, Demetri Deliani, said the Jewish court has sent a letter to Pope Francis demanding he rescind or face trial on 20 September, and that he will be judged in absentia if he chooses to ignore the summons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It will be fun watching the Pope try not to laugh.

Aug 31 12:39

Palestinians Protest Israeli Settlers' Seizure of Hospital

Dozens of Palestinians staged demonstrations outside the Al-Baraka hospital complex in the Southern West Bank city of Hebron (Al-Khalil) to protest the occupation of the premises by Jewish settlers.

The demonstrations, which included a number of Palestinian Christians, were organized by local popular resistance committees, Anadolu reported.

“Palestinians will never accept Israel's policy of illegal Jewish settlement,” Fr. Attallah Hanaa, a Palestinian Christian clergyman who participated in the protest, told the agency.

“We will always reject Israel's seizure of Islamic and Christian institutions,” he said.

“We are of this land; it is our home, our history, our identity,” the priest added. “And we will never surrender it to the Israeli occupiers.”

According to Israeli daily Haaretz, the settlers claim to have purchased the hospital complex from a US-based Christian NGO through a Swedish firm that served as middleman.

Aug 31 10:54

US Court: Palestinians Must Pay $10m to Americans Killed in Israel

where is the compensation for Americans killed as a result of Israeli actions?

Aug 31 10:11

RECENT VIDEOS ~~ A GLIMPSE AT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN PALESTINE TODAY

Nabi Saleh on Friday saw a remarkable confrontation when an Israeli
occupation soldier tried to kidnap a child (with arm in cast after an
earlier attack on him ended up with a broken arm) but his family came to
his aid and freed him. Watch these remarkable videos:

Aug 31 09:39

15% of settlers are American, new research claims

Approximately 60,000 US Jews, out of the 170,000 in Israel, live in West Bank, study shows

Aug 31 08:30

Stung by BDS, Israel mistreats US Palestinians at border crossings

The US is tolerating Israel’s mistreatment of US citizens of Palestinian origin, Arab-American advocates are saying. Israeli authorities have recently refused entry to several Palestinians with US passports, including an outspoken activist.

When Nerdeen Kiswani tried to cross into the West Bank at the Allenby Bridge crossing, she was interrogated for 15 hours, and then denied entry based on her “hostile behavior towards Israel.”

Kiswani, a student at CUNY Staten Island and Hunter College in New York City, has crossed without much trouble in 2013 and 2014. Last month, however, Israeli border guards interrogated her about her political activism, including the involvement with Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Her US passport meant nothing to the Israelis, Kiswani told RT.

“It doesn’t matter to them what passport Palestinians hold,” she said.

Aug 31 05:49

15% of settlers (in occupied Palestine) are American, new research claims

Something to consider about those cowardly settler attacks on Palestinians

Aug 30 08:38

Large Portion of Israeli Settlers in Palestine are US Citizens

Native journalist Zebula Hebert told me that, in the Israeli colonization of Palestine, he sees “the United States’ genocide against American Indians. Gaza and the West Bank are two big reservations…”

Aug 30 08:33

Video: Palestinian women rescue child from attack by Israeli soldier

This video shows several women preventing an Israeli soldier from abducting a Palestinian child in the village of Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank on Friday.

The footage, shot by Bilal Tamimi, shows a masked soldier assaulting a child whose arm is in a cast.

The child is clearly distressed. A man screams at the soldier “he’s a boy! he’s a boy!” but the soldier continues his attack.

Aug 30 08:18

Cameron Ennobles Director of British Israel Lobby

There is currently a petition on the House of Commons website that demands the arrest of Netanyahu should he try to visit the UK in September. This petition is now expected to reach 100,000 signatures within the next few days.

However, notwithstanding the strength of feeling in the UK against Israeli brutality, Cameron has stunned British voters by proposing to ennoble the director of the British Israel lobby that condones the illegal settlements and the brutal killings by the IDF.

This perverse decision would mean, if ratified, that effectively, an agent of the Israeli government in Tel Aviv would be sitting in the House of Lords, in London – in the second chamber of the British Parliament.

That is a position that would be deemed anti-democratic at best and unacceptable to those who require our legislators to hold an unequivocal allegiance exclusively to the democratic institutions of the United Kingdom.

Aug 30 08:08

THE UNION MAKES BDS STRONG!

The resolution also endorses the worldwide BDS movement – Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions – to pressure Israel to end its apartheid over the Palestinians just as similar tactics helped to end South African apartheid in the 1980s. UE is now the first U.S. national union to endorse BDS.

Aug 30 06:16

A Palestinian Novel Par Excellence

The Blue between Sky and Water, places Susan Abulhawa among the Illustrissimi of Palestinian literature. It is a novel one must read, at minimum twice. Once to follow the ‘what’s next’ of the evolving plot with its larger than fiction characters.

And the second time?

To slowly savour the luminescent beauty of the writing: human life, generically Palestinian, from the minute to the magnificent, is caught in the net of Abulhawa’s lyrical genius and comes up from the depths of her creativity shimmering.

The novel, set in Gaza, spans four generations of the Baraka family's experience of the great Palestinian tragedy of the Naqba, past and present,

Aug 28 12:01

Police brutality against blacks a result of Israeli training: Analyst

olice brutality against blacks a result of Israeli training: Analyst

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/08/23/425972/US-Israel-Palestinians-...

1,000 African-American activists announce boycott of Israel

http://presstv.com/Detail/2015/08/22/425916/Black-activists-boycott-Is...

Palestinian liberation is “key matter of our time,” say Black leaders:

https://electronicintifada.net/content/palestinian-liberation-key-matt...

More than 1,000 Black Activists Sign Statement of Support for Palestine:

http://www.colorlines.com/articles/more-1000-black-activists-sign-stat...

Aug 28 10:27

IN PHOTOS ~~ ONE YEAR ON // REMEMBERING THE DEAD IN GAZA

August 26th 2015, one year after the brutal Israeli massacre in Gaza, Jewish Voice For Peace organized a memorial march through New York City from West 77th St. to Columbus Circle. 200+ people participated in the memorial. As the they marched with signs and banners they boldly called out “Free Gaza”, “End the occupation” and “Not another nickel, not another dime, no more money for Israel’s crimes”. The group entered Columbus Circle in silence to honor the thousands murdered and injured in the attack which included children.

Aug 28 10:04

Palestinian lives are more important than reelection of US lawmakers: Analyst

Members of the US Congress should support the Palestinian people and take a stand against Israel and must realize that the lives of millions of people are more important than their reelection, an American author and human rights says.

Aug 27 10:49

ARAB SUPPORT IS KEY TO PALESTINE’S LIBERATION

We Palestinians don’t expect miracles from the Arabs. We don’t expect them to liberate Palestine from the River to the Sea. We don’t even expect them to liberate al-Quds Ash-sharif and al-Masjidul Aqsa from the clutches of Zionism.

However, there are certain tasks the Arabs could easily do to enable our people to survive and be steadfast as we have done since the Nakba 67 years ago.

Rich Arab states, such as the Gulf States and Saudi Arabia, can and should allow more Palestinians to seek employment opportunities in their respective countries. The Palestinians are skilled, educated and can be trusted to perform their duties without endangering the internal security of these states.

Aug 27 09:48

Israeli jets attack central Gaza Strip

Israeli fighter jets have conducted airstrikes against an area in the besieged Gaza Strip following a claim by the Israeli military that a rocket was fired from the Palestinian enclave toward Israel.

Aug 27 08:46

Israeli Minister Pressing Settlers to Build Yeshiva Without Permit

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel is pressuring the settlement of Ma’aleh Efraim to quickly begin construction on a branch of the pre-army religious academy Bnei David, even though it has no legal permit.

Ariel, of the religious Zionist Habayit Hayehudi party, is also the minister responsible for the World Zionist Organization’s settlement department, a major source of funding for the settlements.

Aug 27 08:45

IDF Strikes in Gaza After Rocket Explodes in Israeli Territory

Hamas weapons factory targeted by Israel Air Force; rocket launched from Gaza explodes in open area, causing no damage.

Aug 27 00:55

Israeli jets attack central Gaza Strip

Israeli fighter jets have conducted airstrikes against an area in the besieged Gaza Strip following a claim by the Israeli military that a rocket was fired from the Palestinian enclave toward Israel.

Aug 26 13:54

Israel's War on Gazan Children

A new Defense for Children International-Palestine (DCI-P) report is damning, providing more evidence of shocking Israeli war crimes - titled “Operative Protective Edge: A War Waged on Gaza’s Children.”

Aug 26 12:27

Palestinian artist expelled from Banksy’s Dismaland after anti-Israel protest

Palestinian artist has been ejected from Banksy’s Dismaland theme park after he protested against the presence of Israeli artists.

Shadi Alzaqzouq was escorted out of the new “bemusement park” for placing a bed sheet over his work with the words “R.I.P. Gaza: Boycott Israel” written in coal and lying down “like a corpse” in front of his exhibition.

Aug 26 09:40

#OperationSaveTheCatsOfGaza

Yesterday I posted about the wonderful lives dogs enjoy in Israel as compared to the lives of Palestinians …

Today there is a report of how 2 kittens were rescued from the war zone in Gaza last summer amidst the carnage of over 550 murdered innocent children.

Aug 26 09:39

DEMOLISHING THE OCCUPATION

Israeli authorities have carried out around 370 demolitions of Palestinian property in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank since the start of 2015, displacing an estimated 432 residents, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Aug 26 06:55

US lawmaker wants Israel military aid halted over Palestinian deaths

“It is time for a strong and unequivocal statement of US commitment to the human rights of Palestinian children living under Israeli occupation,” McCollum wrote in the August 18 letter, which was released to the public on Monday.

McCollum urged State Department officials to determine whether the killing of the teens was in violation of the Leahy Act, a US human rights law that prohibits the State and Defense departments from providing military assistance to foreign military units that violate human rights with impunity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good for McCollum (who I presume understands she is about to retire from Congress), but the US Government already ignores the Symington Amendment to the Foreign Appropriations Act and the Glenn Act, so I would not hold my breath that they will give a bagel's hole about the Leahy Act!

Aug 25 15:35

US lawmaker asks military aid to ‘Israel’ be halted

In a letter to the State Department officials last week, Minnesota Representative Betty McCollum said the deaths of Nadeem Siam Nawara and Mohamed Mahmoud Odeh in May 2014 demonstrated the “brutal system of occupation that devalues and dehumanises Palestinian children.”

“It is time for a strong and unequivocal statement of US commitment to the human rights of Palestinian children living under Israeli occupation,” McCollum wrote in the August 18 letter, which was released to the public on Monday. - See more at: http://www.daysofpalestine.com/news/us-lawmaker-asks-military-aid-isra...

Aug 25 13:24

Israel unleashes its diplomatic thug on the UN

Jonathan Cook argues that Binyamin Netanyahu’s appointment of Danny Danon as ambassador to the UN is indicative of Israel's disdain for the international community and shows it has no place for negotiations or compromise.

Aug 25 12:06

Lawsuit: US taxpayer dollars fund 'Jewish terror' against Palestinians

A rights organization has filed a complaint in the United States against an Israeli group for using US taxpayer money to sponsor “Jewish terrorism” against Palestinians.

Aug 25 09:39

Gaza hospitals face imminent shutdown

Several main Gaza hospitals face the prospect of an immediate shutdown due to an energy crisis that has lasted for months, the Gaza Health Ministry said Monday.

“Shifa Hospital, Kamal Adwan hospital, the European Gaza Hospital, and Rantisi Hospital could stop offering services because they are about to run out of fuel,” said Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesperson for the ministry. “The current situation is the worst since the Ministry of Health was created in the Gaza Strip,” he added.

The Gaza Strip receives energy from Egypt and Israel, in addition to one local power plant, but due to power shortages, hospitals are forced to rely on private generators. Recent months have seen a crisis which is now coming to a head, the Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported.

In addition to the energy crisis, the hospitals face many other challenges, including damages incurred during last summer’s war, medicine shortages and staff strikes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Where in the name of heaven is someone to speak for that child, writhing in pain in this picture?!?

One has to wonder if one part of the Israel Government's "final solution" toward Gazan Palestinians is to have inflicted as much physical and emotional pain while they are in hospital, particularly to children and toddlers, by not having proper medications and dressings, and claim it is "someone else's fault."

Doctors Without Borders, where the hell are you?!?

There should be a campaign of embarrassment and shame, directed at both the Israeli and Palestinian leadership, to get this sorted, and I mean, IMMEDIATELY.

No child in the world should be suffering like this, when proper resources are so close.

Aug 25 07:55

Bond Set for Palestinian Authority in Terror-Victim Lawsuit

The amount was a much more lenient bond than the $20 million a month requested by the terrorism victims suing the Palestinian Authority and Palestine Liberation Organization. Kent Yalowitz, an Arnold & Porter LLP partner representing the victims, said he was “disappointed” by the amount, calling it a “rounding error” for the Authority.
Note: This is most disgusting and disgraceful to the extreme.

Aug 24 14:44

OPRAH JUMPS ON THE ANTI BDS BANDWAGON

After a BDS attempt to ban Jewish-American reggae singer Matisyahu from the Rototom Sunsplash festival, it has become known that media mogul Oprah Winfrey also turned away a BDS request earlier this month.
Executives at the Oprah Winfrey magazine refused to receive activists who wanted her to reject Israeli diamonds.

Aug 24 14:44

IT IS NOT ANTI-SEMITIC TO BOYCOTT MATESYAHU

In recent days, anti-Palestinian organizations have been crowing over the disinvitation of Matthew Paul Miller, an American Jewish singer who uses the stage name Matisyahu, from the Rototom Sunsplash music festival in Valencia, Spain.

Amid cries of anti-Semitism from the Anti-Defamation League and the World Jewish Congress and condemnation by the government of Spain, the incident has become the latest stick with which to beat the Palestinian-led movement of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS).

“The festival organizers contacted me because they were getting pressure from the BDS movement,” Millerwrote on his Facebook page on 17 August. “They wanted me to write a letter, or make a video, stating my positions on Zionism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to pacify the BDS people.”

“My music speaks for itself, and I do not insert politics into my music,” he claimed.

Aug 23 08:36

BDS MUST ADMIT ITS MISTAKES

For the past ten years the International BDS Movement has been the most vocal and respected Movement against the occupation of Palestine.

It has grown rapidly, especially in the Jewish sectors on US campuses. Its fight for Justice has caused alarm in zionist circles and has been the target of anti-Semitic charges by Israel itself, all of which are unjustifed and untrue.

Attempts by the Israeli government to blackmail the BDS leadership have failed and will continue to do so. Instead, victory after victory have been celebrated throughout the world as BDS wins battle after battle.

Last week the organisors of a Reggae Festival in Valencia cancelled an invitation to a Jewish American because of his refusal to publicly support the creation of a Palestinian State. The decision was made after the Valencia BDS Movement put pressure on the group. It was a decision that was applauded worldwide including on this Blog itself.

Aug 22 15:12

Palestine: a global rethink

Ruth Tenne spells out what the Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah, as well as the worldwide Palestine solidarity movements, must do in order to achieve a secure, viable and contiguous Palestinian state.

Aug 21 12:36

Binyamin Netanyahu, the magician's apprentice

Uri Avnery examines Binyamin Netanyahu’s blunders – his fumbling with Iran’s non-existent nuclear bomb, his attempts to play off Hamas against the Palestinian mainstream – and concludes that the man is a fool.

Aug 21 08:36

ISRAEL BLAMES 3 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES FOR IMPOTENT ROCKET STRIKE IN OCCUPIED PALESTINE - JOINS ISIS IN BOMBING BELEAGUERED SYRIA ANYWAY

The incidents follows a visit earlier this week to Israel’s northern border by the Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and defence minister Moshe Ya’alon and anonymous briefings to Israeli military correspondents that appeared to suggest Israel might be preparing a contingency plan to strike back in Syria in the event of an escalation.?
Northern Israel has been hit by four rockets fired from Syrian territory, amid contradictory claims from Israeli defence spokesmen over who was responsible.

Aug 21 08:23

In Israel, Huckabee goes against longstanding U.S. policy

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Wednesday rejected the notion that the West Bank is occupied territory insisting instead that the largely Palestinian-populated territory is part of Israel.

Huckabee's statements -- during a trip to Israel -- fly in the face of international law and longstanding U.S. policy, which consider the West Bank as occupied territory and the construction of additional settlements in that territory illegal.

"I don't see it as occupied," Huckabee said Wednesday during a press conference in Jerusalem. "That makes it appear as if someone is illegally taking land. I don't see it that way."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"I know who I work for!" -- Fuckabee

Aug 21 07:04

Why has there been almost no reconstruction in Gaza?

A major reason for the fact that reconstruction is only just beginning is that between last August’s ceasefire and the end of July this year, Israel has allowed into Gaza just 6.5 percent of the construction supplies needed to repair years of destruction and accumulated housing needs.

Aug 20 14:05

IN PHOTOS ~~ DEMO AT UN IN SUPPORT OF PALESTINIAN HUNGER STRIKER

Hunger striker Allan re-enters coma, in critical condition

Aug 20 10:24

African-American rights activists endorse boycott of Israel

Young African-Americans facing heavily armed police in the streets of Baltimore and Ferguson over the past year have compared their situation to that of Palestinians under Israeli fire, telling reporters that their conditions were “like Gaza.” On Tuesday, black racial-justice activists took the comparison a step further, issuing a statement linking their cause with that of Palestinians, and putting their weight behind the growing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And here is where having Israeli companies train the American police to treat Americans the way the IDF treats the Palestinians backfires!

Aug 20 09:56

Morocco condemns Israel’s Judaisation of Jerusalem

The Moroccan government has condemned what it describes as Israel’s attempts to Judaise Jerusalem and encourage illegal Jewish settlements across the occupied territories.

Speaking to reporters after Wednesday’s cabinet meeting in Rabat, government spokesman and Minister of Communications Mustapha Al-Khalfi said that Morocco regards such attempts as the “fragmentation” of Arab and Islamic identity in the city.

“Work is underway within the Arab League,” he explained, “and in coordination with the Islamic countries to crystallise positions to stand up to these exercises and put in place a process that ensures support for the steadfastness of the Palestinian people and enables them to regain their legitimate rights.”

Aug 20 07:43

Rand Paul Introduces Bill to “Defend Israel by Defunding Palestinian Foreign Aid”

Senator Rand Paul introduced the “Defend Israel by Defunding Palestinian Foreign Aid Act of 2015” on Wednesday, which would halt U.S. aid to Palestinians, until they withdraw their request to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), in order to pursue war crimes charges against Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Don't you understand? You are NOT allowed to take Israel to court, no matter what they do! Israel is above the law! Israel told me so. They write it on the back of that last campaign check and I believe them." -- Bland Paul

Aug 19 20:40

Palestinian hunger striker prevails over Israel

RAMALLAH/OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Palestinian detainee Mohammad Allan ended his 65-day hunger strike against his detention without trial Wednesday after the Israeli Supreme Court suspended his arrest warrant, his lawyer said.

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