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Aug 04 12:05

SELECTIVE REPORTING AS A FORM OF CENSORSHIP

THIS made headlines throughout the Western World and in Israel ….

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Bloodshed in Jerusalem

In Jerusalem, meanwhile, one Israeli was killed and five hurt when a Palestinian rammed an earth-mover into a bus, turning it over before the driver was shot dead by police, according to Israeli officials.

Shortly afterwards, an Israeli soldier was shot and seriously wounded near a bus stop not far from the site of the earlier attack, with police combing the area for his attacker.

Police said the attack on the bus was a “terrorist attack,” saying the driver was a Palestinian from annexed East Jerusalem.

An crowd of angry Israelis gathered at the scene, chanting “Death to Arabs” and dozens of people could be seen attacking a nearby bus filled with Palestinian workers.

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THIS wasn’t reported at all ….

2 Palestinian children killed in airstrike on Rafah home

Aug 04 12:05

Big Brother’s War On Israel, Ukraine and Truth

The other night, I saw George Orwells’s 1984 performed on the London stage. Although crying out for a contemporary interpretation, Orwell’s warning about the future was presented as a period piece: remote, unthreatening, almost reassuring. It was as if Edward Snowden had revealed nothing, Big Brother was not now a digital eavesdropper and Orwell himself had never said, “To be corrupted by totalitarianism, one does not have to live in a totalitarian country.”

Aug 04 12:05

Chris Hedges: Why Israel Lies

All governments lie, as I.F. Stone pointed out, including Israel and Hamas. But Israel engages in the kinds of jaw-dropping lies that characterize despotic and totalitarian regimes. It does not deform the truth; it inverts it. It routinely paints a picture for the outside world that is diametrically opposed to reality. And all of us reporters who have covered the occupied territories have run into Israel’s Alice-in-Wonderland narratives, which we dutifully insert into our stories—required under the rules of American journalism—although we know they are untrue.

Aug 04 11:54

International community loses patience with Israel actions in Gaza

Israel faced growing international condemnation of its actions in Gaza on Monday after a strike near a UN school sheltering civilians left 10 people dead and sparked widespread outrage.

As Israel's operation in the besieged territory entered its 28th day, the international community appeared to be losing patience with a confrontation the Palestinians say has left more than 1,800 dead in Gaza.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius led the charge, issuing one of the most strongly worded condemnations yet from a Western official.

"How many more deaths will it take to stop... the carnage in Gaza?" Fabius said in a statement.

"Israel's right to security is total, but this right does not justify the killing of children and the slaughter of civilians," Fabius said.

"A political solution is essential... and should in my opinion be imposed by the international community," he said.

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"VETO!! OH YES, VETO!! VETO, VETO, VETO!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 04 11:44

Bomb Gaza’ Google Play app lets Android users carry out Israeli air strikes on Palestinians

Google is facing criticism for continuing to allow Android mobile users to download a game called “Bomb Gaza”, in which players are required to “drop bombs and avoid killing citizens”.

The app, which was uploaded on 29 July, has been installed up to 1,000 times and received at least one report as “inappropriate”. As of Monday evening, the game was no longer listed on Google Play.

According to the game’s description and a series of screenshots, users gain points by controlling aircraft marked with Israeli flags as they drop bombs on cartoon Hamas militants.

It comes as more than 1,800 Palestinians have been killed in the ongoing Gaza conflict. Israel has confirmed that 64 of its soldiers have died in combat, while three civilians have been killed by cross-border shelling from Gaza.

Aug 04 11:40

Israel-Gaza conflict: Foreign Office investigates reports of British aid worker killed in Gaza

The Foreign Office has said it is investigating reports that a British aid worker has been killed in Gaza.

A spokesman said officials were looking into reports that a British national was killed in Rafah on Sunday.

The FCO said it was "urgently investigating" the claims but declined to comment further.

Aug 04 11:38

Running Orders - life in Gaza

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Aug 04 11:35

Israel-Gaza conflict: Ban ki-Moon declares Israeli attack on UN school ‘a criminal act’

An Israeli attack on a UN school in Gaza which killed 10 people today was “a moral outrage and a criminal act”, according to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who called for those responsible for the “gross violation of international law” to be brought to account.

It was the seventh time a UN shelter has been hit in the 27 days of the Gaza conflict. The victims had all taken shelter in the schools after being instructed by the Israeli military to leave their homes.

Aug 04 11:27

UK government reviewing £8bn of arms sales to Israel

The British government is reviewing the sale of £8bn in arms and military goods to Israel to see whether each licence is appropriate in light of the conflict in Gaza, Downing Street has said.

Ministers said they would not stop licensing military equipment to Israel outright because they believed the country had a "legitimate right to self-defence".

The contracts – mostly for cryptographic software and military communications, but also weapon parts – will be individually examined to ensure they are not being used for internal repression or the provocation of conflict.

Aug 04 11:24

Boycott of Israel Spreads in European Civil Society Over Gaza War, Could Cost $5 Billion a Year

The ill-considered and remarkably brutal Gaza war likely will give further impetus to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement by Western civil society to pressure Israel on its illegal actions toward the Palestinians. A thoroughgoing such European set of sanctions could cost Israel as much as $5 bn a year and more. Roughly a third of Israeli trade is with Europe, and the EU is Israel’s largest single trading partner.

Aug 04 11:21

‘Bomb Gaza’ Google Play app lets Android users carry out Israeli air strikes on Palestinians

Google is facing criticism for continuing to allow Android mobile users to download a game called “Bomb Gaza”, in which players are required to “drop bombs and avoid killing citizens”.

The app, which was uploaded on 29 July, has been installed up to 1,000 times and received at least one report as “inappropriate”, yet still remains available on Google’s Play store.

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Now can you imagine the reaction by the corporate media if someone posted an APP called "Bomb Israel?"

Aug 04 11:03

Israel Police Say Public Bus Was Target of Terror Attack

Israeli police said that a mostly-empty bus was traveling through Jerusalem when an excavator driven by a Palestinian began to flip the bus into other cars.

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In all probability this was a traffic accident and Israel is using it to scream 'TERROR TERROR TERROR WE'RE THE VICTIMS! WE'RE THE VICTIMS!" again.

Aug 04 10:49

Loe Lauria WSJ direct experience on life in Gaza

More of his articles are on: http://online.wsj.com/search/term.html?KEYWORDS=JOE+LAURIA&bylinesearc...

maybe lamestream media will finally start reporting instead of repeating US/Israeli propaganda.

Aug 04 10:44

Zarif: 40,000 Houses Targeted, 23,000 Destroyed in Gaza in 1 Month

"A sum of 40,000 houses have been targeted in Gaza in the Israeli attacks in the last month, out of which over 23,000 have been nearly destroyed and 17,000 have been completely annihilated," Zarif said, addressing the closing ceremony of the ministerial emergency meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Palestine Committee here in Tehran on Monday evening.

The Iranian foreign minister pointed to his phone conversation with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry on the dispatch of medicine and foodstuff to the people of Gaza, and said, "Other contacts at other levels have also been made and today Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian had some detailed talks with his Egyptian counterpart in the same regard."

He expressed the hope that the Egyptian government would help the people of Gaza find access to medicine and the Palestinian patients and injured Gazans, who are mostly children and exposed to serious risks, be transferred to Iran for treatment.

Aug 04 10:43

Bangladesh Calls for Boycotting Israel's Shipping Lines

"I propose stopping Israel's shipping line in order to confront this regime," Gauhr Rizvi, an advisor to Bangladesh's prime minister for international affairs, said, addressing the ministerial emergency meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Palestine Committee in Tehran on Monday.

Meantime, Rizvi called for the disarmament of the Israeli regime, and strongly criticized the UN Security Council for not reacting to Israel's atrocities in the Gaza Strip.

He pointed to the significant role of the world public opinion in changing decisions of their governments and policy-makers, and said, "A majority of the world people are now supporting Palestinians and are willing to make an effective and practical move to end Israel's aggressions."

He reiterated that NAM members should fight the Zionist regime in the same way they had fought the Apartheid regime in South Africa.

Aug 04 10:31

MEGA PUKE FACTOR 9 BEX ALERT - Gaza: Spare Me Your Sick, Manipulative, Dead Baby Propaganda Photos

The boy - no older than five - was on a hospital bed. It must have happened very recently because there was still colour in his face. His eyes were closed and his expression - he can't have seen it coming, thank God - was serene. You might almost have imagined him asleep, if it weren't for the fact that his body was in bits: head and severed torso; an arm; legs and lower body; entrails.

Whoever did this, I thought, is really, really sick.

But I didn't mean the Israelis - who, I imagine, were the people I was expected to blame. Rather, I meant the sicko who scooped up the boy's remains while they were still fresh and insisted on laying them out, like some grotesque jigsaw, in order to snap them artfully for a propaganda shot. And also, all the sickos out there who have been reposting photos like these all over the internet in order to make what they seem to imagine is an unarguable point about Israel's war on Hamas.

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"Oh, it isn't Israel's fault for blowing this small child into bloody rags, it's the PALESTINIANS' fault for daring to display these images that harm Israel's image! ISRAEL IS THE VICTIM HERE AGAIN! ISRAEL IS THE VICTIM HERE AGAIN! ISRAEL IS THE VICTIM HERE AGAIN!" -- Nodding Yahoo

I would puke my guts out at this tripe but I can't afford to buy a replacement keyboard right now.

Aug 04 10:26

Palestine accuses Israel of breaking ceasefire minutes after it begins

A strike in al-Shati refugee camp injures 30, minutes after start of unilateral Israeli truce - Hamas had dubbed the ceasefire an attempt to 'distract from Israeli massacres'

Aug 04 10:25

'Texas Stands with Gaza' rally draws thousands to Capitol

"Texas Stands with Gaza" -- it's a declaration that was also the name of Saturday's rally at the State Capitol attended by thousands who later marched down Congress to City Hall.

"From here at the Capitol building to City Hall with our signs and with our voices to tell the world that we are not complicit with Israel's massacres in Gaza," said organizer Ahmad Kaaki.

Aya Ayaquvi and her husband Monther Abusultan moved from Gaza a couple of years ago.

"It was really hard. We expected anytime to be killed there," she said.

Just weeks ago, Aya learned her pregnant sister Sumar was killed in an air strike along with her children and other family members in the center of the Gaza Strip.

"It's supposed to be the safest place but they were killed in an air strike. They didn't do anything, they were innocent. They didn't receive any warning before they were killed. I don't know what's happening there. They just want to kill people," Ayaquvi said.

Aug 04 10:25

Pro-Palestinian protest in Westwood draws thousands, causes Wilshire shut down

On Saturday afternoon, thousands demonstrated on behalf of the Palestinians outside the Wilshire Federal Building.

“It’s almost not even a political conflict anymore, it’s a humanitarian conflict. If you’re a human you should care about this. You should come out, you should stand in solidarity,” 25-year-old UC Riverside graduate student Gus Hussein, who wore a kafia around his body on Saturday, told the Journal. Hussein was among those who participated in a pro-Palestinian protest that marched more than three miles, from the Wilshire Federal Building to the nearby Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles headquarters, and back again. “When genocide is being committed, when children are being killed, when civilian lives are lost, this is a humanitarian issue.”

He was also one of many who voiced his or her opposition to the Israelis on Saturday.

Aug 04 10:24

BEX ALERT - British FM: Anti-Semitism likely to rise due to Gaza op

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond warned on Saturday that the country could see a rise in anti-Semitic attacks as a result of the fighting in Gaza.

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"Nobody can ever find fault with what Israel does. You just KNOW that. You SHOULD know that. You should BELIEVE that! All these protests are just anti-Semitism and jew-hate because if anyone else but Israel was bombing little babies into bloody pulps, nobody would care!" -- Number 9 3/4

Aug 04 10:22

Thousands rally in support of Palestinian people amid Israeli Gaza attacks

Leaders of the protest called for the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador to Ireland. The organizers, the Ireland Palestine Solidarity campaign, said the protest was also being staged protest over the Irish Government’s decision to abstain from voting in a United Nations resolution calling for a commission of inquiry to be set up to investigate Israel's action in Gaza.

More than 1,600 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and 65 Israelis, all but two soldiers, have been killed since the conflict began in early July.

Protesters marched down O’Connell Street from the Garden of Remembrance to the Department of Foreign Affairs, on St Stephen’s Green. Similar protests took place across the country.

Aug 04 10:21

In Pictures: US march against Israel's war

A pro-Palestinian rally drew thousands of people outside the White House on Saturday who came to express their outrage at the Israeli military offensive in Gaza, and demand an end to it.

Demonstrators carried symbolic coffins draped in the Palestinian flag to represent the nearly 1,700 Palestinians killed by the Israeli bombardment, many of them women and children. More than 8,500 have been injured since the offensive began July 8. The protesters chanted slogans like, "Free, free Palestine, killing children is a crime," and "Five, six, seven eight, Israel is an apartheid state."

Aug 04 10:21

Gaza's dead children are kept in ice cream freezers: UN warns half a million are now homeless, medical supplies are running out and morgues are overflowing

Gaza's morgues are overflowing to such an extent that medics are being forced to pack babies' bodies into ice cream freezers, shocking pictures have revealed.

The United Nations has warned that Gaza's medical facilities are 'on the verge of collapse' with buildings left in ruins and half of medics unable to get to work.

Palestinians say corpses now litter the streets and casualties fill the blood-stained emergency room floors of Gaza's hospitals, a third of which have been damaged in the fighting.

Some children's bodies from the al-Ghol family, which lost nine members, were crammed into a freezer because there was no room for them in the morgue of Rafah.

Aug 04 10:20

Killing Palestinian Children and New Born Babies: Rafah Maternity Hospital Bombed by Israel with Utmost Accuracy

The Ministry of Health Gaza is reeling from the reports coming out of Rafah, where scores have been killed and injured today, including 10 dead and over 30 injured in yet another attack on an UNRWA school, this time the Anas Ibn Malik Prepatory School sheltering thousands of forcibly displaced persons.

A group of women, children and older people were sitting against the wall at the entrance to the school seeking shade from the sun when they were struck.

This atrocity follows dawn attacks in Rafah on the Ghoul and Abu Jazzar family homes which left 18 dead and dozens injured, and brings the number killed in Gaza today to at least 118.

Aug 04 10:19

Israel's Deceptions - Eyeless in Gaza

A single incident at the weekend – the reported capture by Hamas on Friday of an Israeli soldier through a tunnel – illustrated in stark fashion the layers of deception Israel has successfully cast over its attack on Gaza.

On Sunday, as the army indicated it would start limited withdrawals, Israel claimed Hadar Goldin was dead, possibly buried in a collapsed tunnel as Israel bombarded the area in which he was seized. His family said he was being left behind.

Aug 04 10:08

USA FINALLY APPALLED BY ITS OWN MISDEEDS IN GAZA

It took 28 days of killing innocent civilians to finally get the USA to speak out against it …. don’t forget it was THEY that supplied the bombs and bullets.

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Aug 04 10:07

A LETTER FROM A CHILD’S GRAVE IN GAZA

The voice of a Palestinian child in Gaza, taken from this world by Israel — “the only democracy in the Middle East”

Aug 04 10:07

ISRAEL CAUGHT IN ITS OWN LIES

Israel disproves its own lies about the Rafah massacre – and the massacre continues…

Aug 04 10:01

Cash, Weapons and Surveillance: the U.S. is a Key Party to Every Israeli Attack

The U.S. government has long lavished overwhelming aid on Israel, providing cash, weapons and surveillance technology that play a crucial role in Israel’s attacks on its neighbors. But top secret documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden shed substantial new light on how the U.S. and its partners directly enable Israel’s military assaults – such as the one on Gaza.

Over the last decade, the NSA has significantly increased the surveillance assistance it provides to its Israeli counterpart, the Israeli SIGINT National Unit (ISNU; also known as Unit 8200), including data used to monitor and target Palestinians. In many cases, the NSA and ISNU work cooperatively with the British and Canadian spy agencies, the GCHQ and CSEC.

Aug 04 08:05

Clash Of Civilizations

The Israeli army confirmed today that up to 130 Palestinian civilians were slaughtered in Rafah last Friday following the triggering of the Hannibal protocol - an IDF directive that is designed to thwart the capture of Israeli combatants. Israel unleashed its full firepower and flattened an entire neighbourhood using tanks, artillery and gunships murdering130 Palestinians just to make sure that one Israeli soldier, Lt. Hadar Goldin didn’t fall into Hamas’ hands alive.

The only interpretation of this massacre is that Israel is a homicidal state completely immune to international conventions and without any respect for civilian lives.

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Collective punishment is a war crime.

Aug 04 08:01

Israel is finding it harder to deny targeting Gaza infrastructure

With blackouts, food shortages and sewage in the streets, observers say the IDF either targets civilians or has terrible aim

Aug 04 07:58

"Everything That Moves in Rafah is a Target": Israel Continues Shelling of Gaza During Short "Pause

The Palestinian death toll in Gaza has topped 1,800 as the Israeli offensive enters its 28th day. On Sunday, at least 10 people died when Israel shelled another United Nations school sheltering Palestinian civilians.

The United States has called the attack "disgraceful," while U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned it as a

"moral outrage and a criminal act."

Aug 04 07:51

ISRAELI HARD RIGHT EXPOSE ZIONISMS TRUE AIMS FOR GAZA

I have for these last ten years on this blog been writing that the ultimate goal of right-wing Zionism has always been the creation of a Greater Israel that would ultimately incorporate the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, the Golan Heights and even south Lebanon up to the Litani River if they thought they could get away with it. I have written over the years that it has never been the intention of Israel to allow any form of Palestinian state to exist. Talks about a ‘two state solution’ and ‘Palestinian sovereignty’ have only ever been conducted by Israel in order to appease the West, particularly the US, in order to ensure the continuing flow of aid and support to Israel. There has been an endless parade of ‘talks’ about ‘peace’ over the years.

Aug 04 07:49

Iran ready to fully support Palestinian resistance: IRGC

A senior Iranian military commander says Iran is ready to fully support the "growing" Palestinian resistance movement.

“We are prepared to support the Palestinian resistance in various aspects. In defending Muslims, we recognize no distinction between Shias and Sunnis,” commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said on Monday.

He added that the Gaza conflict indicated that the power of Palestinian resistance is “endless and growing.”

The IRGC commander further emphasized that the number of rockets launched into Israel and the Palestinian fighters' ability in confronting the Israeli ground invasion is proof to the Palestinian resistance’s growing power.

He added that the events in the Gaza Strip and Iraq are the result of the joint US-Israeli policies.

Aug 04 07:49

Brian Eno on the Israel-Gaza crisis: How can you justify images such as this?

Today I saw a picture of a weeping Palestinian man holding a plastic carrier bag of meat. It was his son. He’d been shredded (the hospital’s word) by an Israeli missile attack – apparently using their fab new weapon, fléchette bombs. You probably know what those are – hundreds of small steel darts packed around explosive which tear the flesh off humans. The boy was Mohammed Khalaf al-Nawasra. He was four years old.

I suddenly found myself thinking that it could have been one of my kids in that bag, and that thought upset me more than anything has for a long time.

Then I read that the UN had said that Israel might be guilty of war crimes in Gaza, and they wanted to launch a commission into that. America won’t sign up to it.

Aug 04 07:49

Israeli blogger laments that the Gaza war is making her fat.

The blog by Rachel Weinstein, an American who moved to Israel some years ago to make her home, opens thus:

“Try as may, I cannot stop rockets with M&M’s. Hershey’s syrup doesn’t stop the sound of booms, Cocoa Pebbles don’t stop sirens, and chocolate, glory be thy name, doesn’t stop war. I have tried in earnest to employ all of these methods and alas, Operation Tzuk Eitan is still in full swing. My name is Rachel and I am a chocoholic.”

“The longer I sit, the less energy I have. The less energy I have, the less desire to cut open a bag of lettuce instead of plowing through a box of cereal. War really is bad for the waistline but it also wreaks havoc on the mind and soul. And that coupled with a case of ‘I am now one with my chair,’ makes for yet more stress, more anxiety, more poundage, and no clearer end to what’s going on …”

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Oh, poor BABY!!!!!!! How she suffers!

Aug 04 07:44

Protests held across France against Israel in Gaza

Pro-Palestinian rallies took place in Paris and in Marseille, Montpellier and Avignon on Saturday.

In southern Paris, 11,500 protesters (according to police, but 20,000 according to the event’s organizers) marched between Place Denfert-Rochereau and Les Invalides.

Since the first violent demonstration in the capital on July 13, police have not allowed such events in the northern areas, near synagogues and other Jewish institutions.

Aug 04 07:43

Gaza men watch as smart bomb blows up building

Remarkable sequence emerges of Israeli bomb hitting Gaza while residents go about their daily business

Aug 04 07:39

NZ Govt must respond to Israel’s Gaza onslaught

The Green Party is calling for new measures in response to the latest round of violence inflicted on Palestine by Israel, including divestment by the New Zealand Government and the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador.

The Green Party’s response comes after yet another United Nations school has been shelled by the Israeli Defence Force, resulting in further loss of civilian life.

"Israel’s refusal to heed the call of world leaders to stop the civilian slaughter in Gaza beggars belief," Green Party spokesperson on global affairs, Dr Kennedy Graham said today.

"The UN Secretary-General has described the indiscriminate bombardment of civilians in Gaza as ‘a moral outrage and a criminal act’.

Aug 04 07:36

20,000 Americans March On Washington Against Israel Genocide In Gaza:

Tens of thousands of demonstrators have marched on the White House in Washington DC to protest against Israel’s ongoing military offensive on Gaza.

Approximately 20,000 people from different religious and ethnic backgrounds gathered outside the building in the U.S. capital to oppose Israel’s bombardment and incursion into the Gaza Strip, in which more than 1,700 civilians have been killed and over 9,000 wounded.

“Free Palestine, let Gaza live,” thousands of people shouted outside the White House on Saturday.

Aug 04 07:33

United Nations Warns of “Rapidly Unfolding” Health Disaster in Gaza

A health disaster of widespread proportions is rapidly unfolding in the Gaza Strip as a direct result of the ongoing conflict, said the United Nations today.

Mr. James W. Rawley, the Humanitarian Coordinator in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), together with Mr. Robert Turner, UNRWA’s Director of Operations in the Gaza Strip, and Dr. Ambrogio Manenti, acting Head of Office of WHO’s operations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, expressed grave concern regarding the lack of protection for medical staff and facilities, and the deteriorating access to emergency health services for the 1.8 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

“We are now looking at a health and humanitarian disaster”, warned Mr. Rawley, adding, “the fighting must stop immediately”.

Aug 04 07:28

Obama’s ‘helplessness’ an act: Snowden reveals scale of US aid to Israel

The turmoil gripping the Middle East is a direct result of the provision of cash, weapons and surveillance to Israel by the US, the latest Snowden leak illustrates. Obama’s “helpless detachment” is just for show, the Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald writes.

In a bold examination, the former Guardian journalist reveals the amazing contrast between what the United States says publicly, and what it does behind the curtain. This involves President Barack Obama’s apparent heartbreak over the Middle Eastern region, as well as the American love for publicly listing Israel as a threat to regional peace at a time when billions of dollars’ worth of its weaponry and intelligence were being supplied to the Jewish state since the 1960s.

Greenwald has published his analysis of the latest leaked Edward Snowden document of April 12, 2013, wherein it’s explained just how false the notion that the US is a bystander to the Middle Eastern crisis really is.

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Aug 04 07:28

Second Gaza ceasefire collapses in just SIX MINUTES after Israeli F16 jet destroys house in beach-side refugee camp, killing girl, eight

A second Gaza ceasefire collapsed in just six minutes this morning after an Israeli F16 jet destroyed a house in a beach-side refugee camp, killing an eight-year-old girl and wounding dozens.

Witnesses and several AFP correspondents based at a nearby hotel, reported hearing the whistle of a missile fired from an F16 warplane before it crashed into a three-story house wedged between two tall buildings inside the beachfront Shati refugee camp.

An AFP correspondent said the strike hit at 0706 GMT - just six minutes into the ceasefire. An Israeli military spokeswoman said she was checking the refugee camp attack and said four rockets had been fired from Gaza since the truce started and two had crashed inside Israel.

Aug 04 07:22

Israeli official calls for concentration camps in Gaza and 'the conquest of the entire Gaza Strip, and annihilation of all fighting forces and their supporters'

An Israeli official has called for concentration camps in Gaza and ‘the conquest of the entire Gaza Strip, and annihilation of all fighting forces and their supporters’.

Moshe Feiglin, Deputy Speaker of the Israeli Knesset and member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud Party, posted the inflammatory message on his Facebook page at the weekend.

He lays out a detailed plan for the destruction of Gaza - which includes shipping its residents across the world - in a letter he addressed to the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The message, which received more than 2,000 likes on his page, lists four action points which he wants to be enforced as soon as possible.

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Aug 04 07:10

U.K. supermarket chain to stop carrying West Bank products

The largest supermarket chain in the United Kingdom has announced that it will cease to sell products sourced in the West Bank by September.

The Jewish Chronicle reported that Tesco, which has stores in Europe, North America and Asia, has announced that it would cease to sell dates packaged in the West Bank, meaning that the stores will no longer carry any products from the West Bank. The grocer told the Chronicle that the change was being made for “commercial reasons” and was not motivated by politics or by the recent fighting Gaza.

Read more: http://www.jta.org/2014/07/29/news-opinion/united-states/u-k-supermark...

Aug 04 07:08

Hundreds attend flash mob in Vienna against Israeli offensive

Pro-Palestinian activists in Vienna, Austria, have staged a flash mob in the city center in the form of a theatrical performance devoted to the victims of Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip. The protest is one in a series of pro-Gaza rallies worldwide.

Thousands hit streets worldwide to demand end to Gaza violence (PHOTOS)

About 35 people staged a theatrical performance in from of Vienna State Opera building late Sunday, reports the APA (Austria Press Agency), leading information provider in the country. The event attracted up to 400 people, according to organizers.

Aug 04 07:05

‘US government is tied hand and foot to the Israeli killing machine’

The US Congress voted to support Israel; they voted for new arms supplies, while President Obama has made useless gestures and continues to equate Hamas' firecrackers with Israeli deadly bombing, expert on Israeli-Arab relations James Petras told RT.

Aug 04 06:16

Israel: ‘We felt like we'd landed in North Korea’

Below is an extract of a public letter by Hilla Dayan and PW Zuidhof, an Israeli-Dutch couple visiting Tel Aviv with their children. The full letter was published on the Jewish Voice for Peace website on July 31. It details the atmosphere of intimidation, hatred and hysteria inside Israel during its military offensive on Gaza.

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The witch hunt of dissenters has reached epidemic proportions, targeting many, and women especially, who dare speak their minds against the war. Orna Banai, Gila Almagor, Shira Gefen are famous celebrities who were vilified for speaking out; a Palestinian psychologist working for the Lod municipality and many like her got fired for what they posted on Facebook ...

Aug 04 05:47

Ken Loach Slams BBC Coverage Of Israel’s War On Palestine At Broadcaster’s Bristol HQ

Film-maker Ken Loach yesterday tore into the BBC for its biased coverage of Israel’s assault on Gaza as he joined an ongoing occupation outside the broadcaster’s headquarters in Bristol.

Speaking to the Morning Star from the front lawn of the BBC Bristol offices, Mr Loach said: “The protesters are doing a terrific job even as the BBC is threatening to get them evicted from the site./

Aug 04 05:35

NSA has close partnership with Israel

New documents show a “far-reaching” collaboration between the US National Security Agency and Israeli intelligence services most of which was directed against Palestine.

The NSA "maintains a far-reaching technical and analytic relationship with the Israeli SIGINT National Unit (ISNU) sharing information on access, intercept, targeting, language, analysis and reporting," according to an NSA document dated April 13, 2013, which is among other documents revealed by The Intercept on Monday.

The documents show the US has provided Israel with cash, raw data and analysis under agreements reached between the NSA and Israeli SIGINT National Unit also known as Unit 8200, the secretive signals intelligence organization.

Aug 04 05:00

Israel spied on Kerry during peace talks

Aug 03 20:04

5-minute video: Hanan Ashrawi’s powerful interview on Israel’s War of Aggression

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5-minute video: Hanan Ashrawi interview

If Gandhi was the voice for India’s independence from British dictatorial control, Hanan Ashrawi if the voice for Palestine’s independence from Israeli dictatorial control. Her interview with ABC News cuts through spin with heart-felt detail of Israel’s continuous armed attacks on Palestine.

Dr. Ashrawi has been a member of Palestine’s Parliament, has her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, and has been honored with international awards for peace, human rights, and democracy:

Distinguished Alumna Award of the University of Virginia Women's Center (1995)
Jane Addams International Women's Leadership Award (1996)
Defender of Democracy Award (1999)
Olof Palme Prize (2002)
Sydney Peace Prize (2003)
Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Peace and Reconciliation (2005)

Aug 03 19:45

Gaza school attack denounced as 'criminal act' by UN chief

A deadly attack on a school in the city of Rafah in the south of Gaza has been denounced as a "moral outrage" and "criminal act" by the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon.

Aug 03 19:44

Over 10,000 Rally To Demand White House End Support Of Israel

Over 10,000 rallied at the White House today demanding an end to the Israeli lead bombing and destruction of the Gaza territory. The historic demonstration was the biggest anti-war march in over a generation and bore resemblance to anti-war rallies of the Vietnam War era.

The number of people killed in Gaza has spiked to over 1600 and more than 8,000 reported injured. The only remaining power plant in Gaza was destroyed Thursday by Israeli attacks as was the Islamic University of Gaza.

With no electricity for urgent medical care to injured civilians, the situation in Gaza can now be considered a humanitarian crisis.

Aug 03 19:30

“Concentrate” and “exterminate”: Israel parliament deputy speaker’s Gaza genocide plan

Moshe Feiglin, the deputy speaker of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, has published a plan for the total destruction of the Palestinian people in Gaza.

His detailed plan, which calls for the use of concentration camps, amounts to direct and public incitement to genocide – a punishable crime under the Genocide Convention.

Aug 03 18:27

How much will it cost and how long will it take to rebuild Gaza?

Early estimates for Gaza suggest the financial costs of the latest conflict could be US $3 billion, Ma’an News Agency reported July 22, citing Hamas Minister of National Economy Mohammed Mustafa.

That’s significantly more than the Gaza Strip’s gross domestic product of $1.8 billion, according to Jewish Business News.

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But the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip, now in its seventh year, will probably pose an obstacle to any rebuilding effort. It has in the past.

By 2010, a year after Operation Cast Lead, fewer than half the damaged or destroyed structures had been rebuilt or repaired, Agence France-Presse reported.

What had been rebuilt by that point was largely because of supplies smuggled through tunnels from Egypt.

Aug 03 18:22

Over 10,000 Rally To Demand White House End Support Of Israel

Over 10,000 rallied at the White House today demanding an end to the Israeli lead bombing and destruction of the Gaza territory. The historic demonstration was the biggest anti-war march in over a generation and bore resemblance to anti-war rallies of the Vietnam War era.

Aug 03 18:12

Killing Palestinian Children and New Born Babies: Rafah Maternity Hospital Bombed by Israel with Utmost Accuracy

The Ministry of Health Gaza is reeling from the reports coming out of Rafah, where scores have been killed and injured today, including 10 dead and over 30 injured in yet another attack on an UNRWA school, this time the Anas Ibn Malik Prepatory School sheltering thousands of forcibly displaced persons.

A group of women, children and older people were sitting against the wall at the entrance to the school seeking shade from the sun when they were struck.

Aug 03 17:30

Israel wiretapped Kerry’s calls during peace talks

Israeli agents were eavesdropping on US Secretary of State John Kerry as he was mediating last year’s futile Middle East peace talks, German magazine Der Spiegel has revealed.

Kerry made reviving diplomatic ties between Israel and the Palestinian Authority after a three-year freeze a central priority in the early months of his term as secretary of state. In June 2013, direct talks started, only to collapse completely months later, as the differences overwhelmed whatever desire for an agreement the parties had brought to the negotiations table.

Aug 03 15:19

Israel wiretapped Kerry’s calls during peace talks

Israeli agents were eavesdropping on US Secretary of State John Kerry as he was mediating last year’s futile Middle East peace talks, German magazine Der Spiegel has revealed.

Kerry made reviving diplomatic ties between Israel and the Palestinian Authority after a three-year freeze a central priority in the early months of his term as secretary of state. In June 2013, direct talks started, only to collapse completely months later, as the differences overwhelmed whatever desire for an agreement the parties had brought to the negotiations table.

Aug 03 14:44

Latest Gallup poll shows young Americans overwhelmingly support Palestine

Large demonstrations against Israel's assault on Palestinians in Gaza were staged across the US on Saturday. The public outpouring of support for Palestinians in US streets suggests that Washington's pro-Israel policies are becoming increasingly unpopular, a trend supported by a recent poll on Israel's latest aggression, which finds that young Americans are twice as likely to support Palestinian rights than Israeli occupation.

Tens of thousands of Americans held a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington, DC. Protestors travelled in buses from around the country to join the national rally, waving Palestinian flags and chanting "free Palestine" in the US capital.

Aug 03 14:43

Inside Israel's Pro-War Nationalist Camp

Aug 03 13:29

Turning a Blind Eye to Israeli Atrocities: Middle East “Peace Envoy” Tony Blair Parties as Gaza Burns

Back though to the carnage of 25th July. Where, in the horror of it all was the largely Jerusalem based “Middle East Peace Envoy” Anthony Charles Lynton Blair? This time in the further destruction of another Middle East State, he didn’t even have to devise another dodgy dossier, it was all taken out of his hands by Israel, who, in 2009 awarded him the $1 million Dan David Prize for leadership, an honour given those who have contributed to “outstanding achievements” including those of “cultural or social impact on our world.” (5) No, Dear Reader, I can’t work it out either.

So on Friday 25th, Blair threw a lavish “birthday” party for his wife in a country mansion, one of his seven multi-million pound UK homes, for “one hundred and fifty” of their “closest friends.” Heaven forbid the man who had a major hand in the destruction of Iraq should be stuck in a war zone, so he partied several thousand miles away. Described as being at the “heart of negotiations” between Israel and Palestine, he simply fled, ate and drank cocktails as Gaza bled and burned, the traumatized dug their relatives out of the rubble and patients in the Beit Hanoun hospital “spent a terrifying night huddled in the X-ray department as the building was shelled.” (6)

Aug 03 12:57

BEX ALERT - Hamas using children as human shields


Hamas using children as human shields. Today in Gaza.

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Except that this is actually a video from SYRIA!

One of these days, the cold-war fossils running these propaganda operations are going to finally realize that in the age of the internet, such obvious frauds cannot survive!

Aug 03 12:46

#GazaUnderAttack ~~ A SIMPLE EQUATION

Image ‘Copyleft’ by Carlos Latuff

United States + Israel = Gaza Attack

Aug 03 09:51

HOW THE ISRAELI (AND WESTERN) PRESS ARE LYING ABOUT THE SITUATION IN GAZA

“During the night someone launched a rocket somewhere behind the hospital. Now this sentence from my article is spreading in the pro-Israeli medias. I mentioned this in my article because I’m a professional journalist. I try to cover the events truthfully as I see them and I strongly condemn these kind of actions.

“But I find it very disgusting how this one sentence was taken out context to be used as an excuse to target civilians in Gaza. My story became quickly a tool of propaganda. The people sharing this story are not even trying to understand the situation as a whole. They are just looking for excuses to Israeli actions in Gaza. I refuse to be part of this kind of propaganda.”

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More to the point, we do not know WHO is launching a rocket next to the hospital, to give Israel an excuse to bomb it.

Remember the USS Liberty. Remember the Lavon affair. Remember the Mossad agents arrested after cheering and clapping as the World Trade Towers collapsed. Israel lives by the dirty trick!

Aug 03 09:49

Israel is Finished


There is a threshold of dead children that eventually trumps the fear of being called names.

Aug 03 09:49

SCARS THAT WILL NEVER HEAL IN GAZA

Children scarred by Gaza violence as entire families lost

Aug 03 09:07

Thousands hit streets worldwide to demand end to Gaza violence (PHOTOS)

Thousands of people have taken to the streets around the world over the weekend to protest Israel’s military operation in the Gaza Strip. The largest demonstrations were held in Australia, France and Chile.

New Israeli airstrike hits Gaza UN school, kills at least 10

Thousands of people gathered for a pro-Palestinian rally in Sydney, Australia on Sunday, calling for an immediate end to the Israeli military operation, which has so far cost the lives of over 1,700 Palestinians and 60 Israelis. They were chanting “Free, free Palestine.”

Many Jewish people around the world don’t support the Israeli crackdown on Gaza, Peter Slezak from Independent Australian Jewish Voices told the Sydney Morning Herald.

"The state of Israel does not represent all Jews,” Slezak said. “I am one of very many Jews who is horrified and deeply ashamed by what the Jewish state is doing in my name. I stand with the people of Gaza and with Palestine as a whole."

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"The state of Israel does not represent all Jews,” Slezak said. “I am one of very many Jews who is horrified and deeply ashamed by what the Jewish state is doing in my name. I stand with the people of Gaza and with Palestine as a whole."

Aug 03 09:04

In photos: Israeli bombs destroy historic al-Omari mosque in Jabaliya

Israeli forces bombed the historic al-Omari Mosque in the northern Gaza City of Jabaliya on Saturday morning.

The mosque, which is believed to have stood on the same site since 647 AD, was almost completely destroyed in the bombing.

The portico and minaret dated back to the medieval Mamluk period, or at least 500 years.

The mosque stood at the center of Jabaliya and was known as the “Great Mosque” by local residents.

Israel said that their forces had bombed five mosques over night, claiming that “weapons caches and Hamas command and training facilities” were concealed within them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, then why do we not see these rockets and launchers in the photographs of the wreckage? We spotted the remains of demolition charges in photos of the wreckage of the World Trade Towers (and those were NOT supposed to be there), so where is the evidence that these bombed schools, hospitals, and mosques were being used this way?

Aug 03 08:59

IN PHOTOS ~~ 10,000 STRONG MARCH IN NEW YORK MARCH FOR GAZA’S CHILDREN

The continuing slaughter of innocents in Gaza brought a crowd of what one police officer estimated to be 10,000 people into the streets of New York on Friday. They met at the headquarters of CNN and then marched through the crowded theater district to the Fox News Building. At both places they accused the corporate news entities of lying to the public and shouted “Shame!” repeatedly. The crowd was mostly young, multi ethnic, sad, and very angry. The tourists on the streets along Broadway looked astonished and fascinated. They read the signs and explained what was happening to their children. Some gave a thumbs-up and said they were glad to see people out protesting what was happening. It seemed that very many of the demonstrators were young Palestinian Americans who felt a strong tie to the Palestinian people struggling in Palestine and Israel and wanted to express strong feelings of solidarity with them as well as protest the torment that Israel was inflicting.

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Aug 03 08:39

Tel Aviv spied on Kerry during Israel-PA talks

In a series of reports earlier this year, Newsweek magazine wrote about a number of espionage activities by Israel against the US.

In one of the articles, the magazine broke the story of an Israeli spy that hid 16 years ago in an air duct of the hotel room of Vice President Al Gore, detailing how US officials quickly hushed up the spying incident after they learned about it “because it was done by Israel.”

Citing US intelligence officials, Newsweek said Tel Aviv’s espionage activities against the US have “crossed red lines.”

Aug 03 08:31

Children in Gaza sponsored by Christian charity killed

If you were a second grader in Gaza, you would already be living through your third war with Israel.

So many children have unfairly shouldered the brunt of this bloodshed.

It has been painful to see the pictures and read the stories of the young lives lost and entire families wiped out for those close to the victims, and for those who send their love and just a little more than a dollar a day from far away.

Aug 03 08:31

New Israeli airstrike hits Gaza UN school, kills at least 10 - medics

An Israeli air strike has hit another UN-operated school in Gaza Strip, killing at least 10 people and injuring 35 others, Palestinian health authorities reported.

The missile fired by an Israeli aircraft hit the entrance to the school in the town of Rafah in southern Gaza Strip.

The school served as a shelter for some 3,000 Palestinians amid the ongoing violence in the region, as Israel continues its operation against Hamas.

The Israeli military declined immediate comment on the attack.

Aug 03 08:30

Foreign Affairs Minister Baird under fire for Hamas comments

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has come under fire from Human Rights Watch over comments that “Hamas will be solely to blame for any further loss of life” after a Gaza ceasefire quickly unravelled Friday. In a statement , Mr. Baird said Hamas had violated the ceasefire and that Israel was forced to defend itself. “Hamas has lost all credibility, and we must continue to work to isolate this terrorist organization that values death over peace,” Mr. Baird said.

Human Rights Watch issued its own statement, saying Mr. Baird’s comments amounted to a “green light for more unlawful Israeli attacks that kill civilians.”

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Israel broke the cease fire 9 minutes after it started with a missile attack into Gaza. The soldiers "decommissioning" a tunnel inside Gaza were another violation. That Baird is unaware of this only proves his incompetence at his job.

Time to take all these politicians who love Israel so much and ship them over there so our nations can have leaders who serve their own nations first!

Aug 03 08:11

Collective Punishment in Gaza

It’s worth listening carefully when Netanyahu speaks to the Israeli people. What is going on in Palestine today is not really about Hamas. It is not about rockets. It is not about “human shields” or terrorism or tunnels. It is about Israel’s permanent control over Palestinian land and Palestinian lives. That is what Netanyahu is really saying, and that is what he now admits he has “always” talked about. It is about an unswerving, decades-long Israeli policy of denying Palestine self-determination, freedom, and sovereignty.

What Israel is doing in Gaza now is collective punishment. It is punishment for Gaza’s refusal to be a docile ghetto. It is punishment for the gall of Palestinians in unifying, and of Hamas and other factions in responding to Israel’s siege and its provocations with resistance, armed or otherwise, after Israel repeatedly reacted to unarmed protest with crushing force. Despite years of ceasefires and truces, the siege of Gaza has never been lifted.

Aug 03 07:39

Israeli airstrike massacres family of prominent physician and author

Dr. El-Farra is the aunt of author and journalist Laila El-Haddad, who testified about the massacre during a Congressional briefing Friday on US complicity in Israel’s onslaught on Gaza, which at the time of publication had claimed nearly 1,700 lives there.

“I woke up this morning and I learned that my tax dollars killed eight of my family members in Gaza. They were given an eight-second warning,” El-Haddad stated to members of Congress.

Dr. El-Farra works at the Palestine Red Crescent Society and is the director of Gaza projects at the Middle East Children’s Alliance. She has been working around the clock treating patients — even after receiving Friday’s devastating news — and she and her colleagues receive hundreds of people needing treatment every day as medical supplies continue to run low or are completely depleted.

Aug 03 07:35

Video: Israeli soldiers destroy Gaza mosque, dedicate explosion to dead comrades

This video uploaded to YouTube on 31 July is titled in Hebrew “Israeli army forces detonate a mosque with 11 tons of explosives.”

The Israeli soldiers apparently from the Givati brigade dedicate the mosque destruction to their fallen comrades and cheer as a massive explosion obliterates it.

“Long live the State of Israel!” a voice exclaims.

According to the narration by the videographer, the detonation took place on 30 July in Khuzaa, which is east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

Human rights groups have already condemned Israel’s targeting of civilian homes, hospitals, mosques and other civilian objects as illegal.

Aug 03 07:29

Middle East conflict: Israel listened to calls from U.S. Secretary of State Kerry

The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is from Israel during the peace negotiations in the Middle East intelligence have been intercepted. In addition to the Israelis at least one other secret services had overheard, as Kerry last year between Israel mediated, Palestinians and Arab states was confirmed by several sources in the intelligence community SPIEGEL. The announcement of the eavesdropping could worsen the already tense relationship between Israel and the U.S. government continue.

During the heyday of the peace talks last year Kerry had spoken regularly with senior counterparts in the Middle East. He took not only encrypted lines but also ordinary phones, the signals transmitted unencrypted via satellite - and were listened to.

Aug 03 07:24

New York or Jerusalem Times? Newspaper admits to censoring stories on Israel

The New York Times Criticized for Submitting to Israeli Censors
Whoever thought The New York Times was fair and balanced did not consider their coverage of Israel. Recently, they admitted to 'submitting to Israeli state gag orders'.

Aug 03 07:21

Israel is acting as if it is free of moral responsibilities.

I support Israel. I abhor Hamas. But unleashing such devastating firepower on a tiny, densely crowded enclave in which civilians are trapped — and thus destined to become casualties — is wrong by any reasonable moral standard.

The Israeli government’s motivations in Gaza deserve to be taken seriously. But they do not justify the onslaught that is now in its third week. For Israeli military action to be justifiable, it must be proportionate. What we’re witnessing is not.

Aug 03 07:20

AIPAC - THIS IS WHAT TREASON LOOKS LIKE

Aug 03 07:06

Last Night Was the Worst Night by Far

Please read and help share this with the world. Words you wouldn't usually read.
By Khalid Elmezaini and family, from Gaza, written 29th July 2014.

Aug 03 07:00

IDF's Gaza assault is to control Palestinian gas, avert Israeli energy crisis

Since the discovery of oil and gas in the Occupied Territories, resource competition has increasingly been at the heart of the conflict, motivated largely by Israel's increasing domestic energy woes.

Aug 03 06:57

Israeli airstrike massacres family of prominent physician and author

An Israeli airstrike on Khan Younis in southern Gaza massacred nine members of the El-Farra family, including five children, early Friday morning.

The El-Farra family are relatives of physician Dr. Mona El-Farra, who has been frequently updating The Electronic Intifada on the ever worsening situation there.

Aug 03 06:56

Anti-Semitism: The Ultimate Zionist Weapon

“Zionism and Judaism is not one thing but two different things. And of course two contradicting one another. Zionism starts at the place where Judaism is destroyed … one thing is certain, Zionism is not a continuation or healing of wounded Judaism, but rather an uprooting.”

Aug 03 06:55

NYT on why it hasn’t shown photos of Hamas fighters: We don’t have any

Of the 37 images that make up the Times’ most recent three slide shows of photos from the conflict, there’s not a single shot of a Hamas rocket launch (though more than 2,800 rockets have been fired at Israel) or of Hamas fighters using mosques, schools or hospitals as bases of operation.

Why not? After all, Hamas attacks against Israel are crucial to understanding what’s underpinning this conflict.

Here’s what Eileen Murphy, the Times’ vice president for corporate communications, says:

Our photo editor went through all of our pictures recently and out of many hundreds, she found 2 very distant poor quality images that were captioned Hamas fighters by our photographer on the ground. It is very difficult to identify Hamas because they don’t have uniforms or any visible insignia; our photographer hasn’t even seen anyone carrying a gun.

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The inescapable conclusion is that Israel is lying about the HAMAS rockets being there in the first place. That is, after all, Israel's official reason for the starvation blockade on Gaza ever since HAMAS won the elections. One may assume that the New York Times, which remains a loyal servant of Israel, would publish every photo they could find of HAMAS fighters in Gaza, their rockets, or the remains of rockets and rocket launchers in the debris of the bombed hospitals and UN schools. The New York Times admits its photographers are looking for such damning images, but simply cannot find them. Daily we are told that the "poor suffering" people of Israel live in fear of HAMAS' rockets, yet the hills above Gaza are filled with Israelis and their picnic baskets, enjoying the slaughter much as the Romans cheered as the Emperor threw the Christians to the lions, apparently unconcerned about the rockets the media claims terrify them.

Likewise, were their actual attacks in Israel creating equivalent damage to what is seen in Gaza the obedient and pro-Israel corporate media would splash it across the papers and TV screens of the world, to offset the political damage arising from the images and videos coming out of Gaza. again, there just isn't any. The claim that tiny Gaza is a threat to the world's sixth largest nuclear power is as phony as the claim that HAMAS kidnapped and killed those three teenagers in the West Bank that Netanyahu used to justify this latest aggression against Gaza, the third in the last six years.

Fool me once...

Aug 03 06:47

Anti-Israel protesters storm Rep. Crowley’s office in Queens

The people of Queens have stepped out, despite my not knowing any who are readers of VT, and raised my hopes of some major push back against the Israeliphobia, which a huge majority of our Congress critters seem so attached to.

I salute these fine people for setting the example for the rest of us. It is time for us to thank them by following suit.

This needs to be done to all US Congressmen and every public official sock-puppet for the Zionist murderers, so they can be exposed in their communities to wake people up. God only knows that the corporate media editorialists are not going to do it.

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Aug 03 06:44

George Galloway Tells Israeli General 'The Gangster Terrorist State of Israels' Days Are Numbered

Aug 03 06:39

Netanyahu warns US not to try to force Israel into a Gaza ceasefire

Following the quick collapse of the ceasefire in Gaza, the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, told the White House not to force a truce with Palestinian militants.

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Okay, and in return don't expect any more money from the US taxpayer! Now why don't you and Obama go on over to the golf course and work on your putz!

Aug 03 06:08

Angelina Jolie's father Jon Voight slams 'ignorant' Penelope Cruz for inciting anti-Semitism by signing letter to Israel over Gaza conflict

Actor Jon Voight has branded Spanish film stars Penélope Cruz, and Javier Bardem 'ignorant' after they condemned Israel for its military action in the Gaza Strip.

The Hollywood star and father of Angelina Jolie claims the pair are helping to fan 'the fire of anti-Semitism that is raging all over the world now' after they called for Europe to condemn Israel's bombing of the Palestinian territory, which has now claimed at least 1,200 lives - many of them civilians.

Aug 03 06:04

UN school sheltering displaced people hit by airstrike in Gaza

Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra said at least 10 people were killed and 35 wounded after the strike near a boys’ school in the town of Rafah. Robert Turner, the director of operations for the U.N. Palestinian refugee agency in Gaza, said preliminary findings indicated the blast was the result of an Israeli airstrike near the school, which had been providing shelter for some 3,000 people. He said at least one U.N. staffer appeared to be dead.

“We don’t have confirmed details yet but the initial report says that there was some kind of airstrike in a street outside one of our shelters,” Turner said.

Witnesses said the attack happened while people were waiting in line for food supplies. The Israeli military had no immediate comment.

Aug 03 02:58

Israel hits another UN school in Gaza

The Israeli regime has hit another UN-run school sheltering Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip, killing at least 11 people.
The Israeli strike hit the school in the southern city of Rafah on Sunday, Gaza emergency services spokesman, Ashraf al-Qudra, said.

Chris Gunness, the spokesman for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), said the school was sheltering thousands of Palestinian refugees who had fled Israel’s relentless attacks.

According to witnesses, the attack came while people were waiting in line for food supplies.

Aug 03 01:34

Did Israeli army deliberately kill its own captured soldier and destroy Gaza ceasefire?

On Saturday evening, the Israeli army stated that Hadar Goldin, the soldier it claimed Hamas had captured on Friday morning, is dead.

Aug 03 01:25

Israel/Palestine, Russell Brand/Sean Hannity: Round 2

You may have seen Sean Hannity offering to educate me on his Fox News show. This is my response to his 'education'.

Aug 03 01:08

Netanyahu warns US not to try to force Israel into a Gaza ceasefire • Israel PM tells US ‘not to ever second-guess me again’

Sources familiar with conversations between Netanyahu and senior US officials, including the secretary of state, John Kerry, say the Israeli leader advised the Obama administration “not to ever second-guess me again” on the matter. The officials also said Netanyahu said he should be “trusted” on the issue and about the unwillingness of Hamas to enter into and follow through on ceasefire talks.

The Obama administration on Friday condemned “outrageous” violations of an internationally brokered Gaza ceasefire by Palestinian militants and called the apparent capture of an Israeli soldier a “barbaric” action.

The strong reaction came as top Israeli officials questioned the effort to forge the truce, accusing the US and the United Nations of being naive in assuming Hamas would adhere to its terms. The officials also blamed the Gulf state of Qatar for not forcing the militants to comply.

Aug 03 01:02

Israel-Gaza conflict: David Cameron is 'in the wrong' over Gaza, says Ed Miliband

David Cameron and Ed Miliband launched into a bitter public row over the situation in Gaza last night, even as Israel continued its offensive into the territory.

The Labour leader accused the Prime Minister of a failure of leadership on Israel's Gaza onslaught and rebuked him for his "silence on the killing of innocent Palestinian civilians caused by Israel's military action".

"But the Prime Minister is wrong not to have opposed Israel's incursion into Gaza. And his silence on the killing of hundreds of innocent Palestinian civilians caused by Israel's military action will be inexplicable to people across Britain and internationally," he said.

Aug 03 00:59

Israel-Gaza conflict: Young Americans judge Israel's actions in Gaza differently

If Israel spent most of last week grousing about the United States, by Friday it was surely ready to change its tune.

The US Senate passed a $225m (£134m) bill to replenish Israel's "Iron Dome" anti-rocket defence system. More importantly, Washington's condemnation of Hamas for breaking that day's ceasefire was swift and fierce.

A Washington Post-ABC News poll last week confirmed what he could have guessed: 52 per cent of Americans disapprove of his handling of the Gaza emergency, while 39 per cent approve. And a Pew survey, released before the attack on the school, found that only 19 per cent of Americans blamed Israel for the current violence while twice as many, 40 per cent, placed the blame on Hamas.

Aug 03 00:13

Death and Devastation in Gaza: Defining the Cruel Reality and Preparing the Tasks Before Us

The Nazi-like siege of Gaza is by design intended to strangle the inhabitants of Gaza. It cuts off food and medicine. It destroys sewage facilities and contaminates potable water. It severs access to vital construction materials with which to repair destroyed homes, sustain power, electricity and the means of survival.

Aug 02 21:39

‘Kidnapped’ Israeli soldier actually was killed in action, military says

JERUSALEM — The Israeli army said early Sunday morning local time that an Israeli soldier believed to have been kidnapped by Hamas militants in fighting in the Gaza Strip was in fact killed in action, reversing its earlier reports that he had apparently been seized

Aug 02 20:09

Flashback: Israel Probes "Human Shield" Allegations

Sameh Amira was fast asleep when he was jolted awake by pounding at the front door. Israeli troops were on a manhunt for wanted militants in the West Bank and decided to draft help.

The terror-stricken 24-year-old Palestinian said he soon found himself forced onto the front lines of Israel's war against militants, a human shield as he led heavily armed soldiers from house to house. "I was afraid I would die," he said in a recent interview.

For several years, Palestinians had complained about the army's use of human shields, but proof was difficult to come by. Then in late February, Associated Press Television News captured footage of the incident involving Amira.

Aug 02 19:51

Israel PM Netanyahu: Gaza operation to go on

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has said the operation in Gaza will continue according to Israel's security needs, even after Hamas tunnels are destroyed.

Mr Netanyahu said the militant group would pay an "intolerable price" for attacks on Israel.

His words came as hopes faded for talks on a truce going ahead in Egypt.

Some 1,670 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and 65 Israelis, all but two soldiers, have died since the conflict began more than three weeks ago.

A Thai worker was also killed in Israel. Some 8,900 Palestinians have also been injured, the health ministry in Gaza says.

Aug 02 19:48

Israel declares missing soldier dead

An Israeli soldier the military feared had been abducted by Palestinian gunmen in a firefight that shattered a temporary ceasefire in Gaza has been declared dead, ending what could have been a nightmare scenario for Israel hours after it signaled it plans to scale back its operation against Hamas militants.

Aug 02 19:47

Israeli soldier: 'I killed 13 childrens today and ur next muslims'

"I [sic] killed 13 childrens [sic] today and ur [sic] next f****** muslims [sic] go to hell b******," Israeli sniper David Ovadia posted on his Instagram account yesterday.

Ovadia directed the comment at a fellow Instagram user who appears to be a Palestinian woman.

The comment was made in response to a picture Ovadia posted of himself laying on the ground aiming his sniper rifle, while dressed in army fatigues. It was quickly spread across social media networks and his account was subsequently closed down.

Aug 02 19:26

Bishop Richard Williamson on the "horrible onslaught let loose against the virtually defenceless Palestinians"

In his latest newsletter Eleison Comments, Bishop Richard Williamson writes: "A reasonable person might ask two questions: what kind of a God can even remotely be pulled in to ‘justify’ such barbarous cruelty, together with such utter contempt for any world opinion condemning that barbarity? And what kind of a ‘Chosen People’ are these?"

Aug 02 19:21

The Jewish Regimes Onslaught on Gaza: Mask of Zion

The one and only Jonathon Azaziah returns for a nuclear-level discussion of the current Judaic ritual Bloodshed in Gaza.

Aug 02 16:52

Rolling coverage of current situation in Gaza - 09:30 GMT

Aug 02 16:49

New Yorkers march against Israeli war on Gaza

At an event called the "Mass Rally to Stand Up with Gaza Against Israeli Crimes," the crowd marched through the streets of Columbus Circle waving Palestinian flags and holding signs calling for an end to Israeli apartheid, and U.S. aid to Israel.

The large group gathered outside CNN’s offices where they protested against the network's "biased coverage" of Israel's war on Gaza before marching to the offices of Fox News amid chants of “Free, free, Palestine” and other slogans.

Aug 02 16:40

THE LATEST GAZA SPOOFS BY LATUFF

Aug 02 16:40

A PALESTINE THAT ISRAELIS CAN’T SEE

Israel’s 10-meter high separation barrier and the country’s decades of indoctrination have blocked its view and allowed Israelis to simply stop seeing real live Palestinians — decidedly alive, even if not well, and determined to live normal lives.

Aug 02 16:39

GAZA POSTER OF THE DAY

Aug 02 14:53

Holocaust Memorial in Crimea is "in the interest propaganda," according to Chief Rabbi's aide

A "delegation of prominent Chabad rabbis from across Europe and an international press corps of journalists" took a charter flight into Crimea and made an elaborate entrance into the country, with police escort which shut down traffic. Boruch Gorin, a senior aide to Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar, led the commemoration and noted that the celebration is "in the interest of propaganda." Putin chimed in too, condemning "holocaust denial" and "anti-Semitism."

Aug 02 14:44

Israel’s ever-changing goals, and its tunnel vision

Uri Avnery traces the ever changing goals of the Israeli aggression against Gaza, argues against demonizing “the enemy” and pleas for understanding – essential for waging war and making peace.

Aug 02 14:27

Genocide permissible in Gaza: Times of Israel

If political leaders and military experts determine that the only way to achieve its goal of sustaining quiet is through genocide is it then permissible to achieve those responsible goals?”

Aug 02 14:17

Netanyahu to US: Don’t second guess me on Hamas

Following the quick collapse of the cease-fire in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the White House not to force a truce with Palestinian militants on Israel.

Aug 02 13:48

Massacre Justification

I have put some effort into discovering why the ceasefire broke down, including contacting sources in Gaza itself. What is plain is that there were multiple incidents shortly after the ceasefire deadline, of violations by both sides. This is actually normal – such ceasefires usually take a few hours to take hold as fighting in hot progress and operations under way get stopped. At leasy eleven Palestinians were killed by shellfire in the first hour after the ceasefire.

The media has however focused solely on a single incident, that which featured missing Israeli Lieutenant Goldin. What appears to have happened here was that the Israelis were continuing with their destruction of tunnels, as the ceasefire provisions allowed. They came across a group of Palestinian fighters sheltered in the tunnels, and not surprisingly the Palestinian fighters did not interpret the ceasefire as meaning the Israelis could kill them but they were precluded from fighting. In the ensuing firefight some on both sides were killed and injured, while Lt. Goldin has disappeared.

Aug 02 13:08

No More Cease-Fires: Netanyahu Promises ‘Full Scale’ Assault Against Hamas

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to continue waging war on Hamas Saturday afternoon, saying Israeli operations would continue “at full scale” in order ”to bring back the quiet, peace and calm to citizens of Israel and severely harm terrorist projects.”

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So if Israel is pulling their troops out of Gaza, it means Netanyahu is going to carpet-bomb the place.

Aug 02 12:25

As attacks on Gaza’s ‘besieged civilians’ continue, U.S. rallies behind Israel

Bombardments continued Friday night and Saturday, bringing the Palestinian death toll to at least 1,650

Aug 02 11:50

A Nail in Zionism’s Coffin? - by Dr. Franklin Lamb

“It is deeply cynical for the White House to condemn the deaths and injuries of Palestinians, including children, and humanitarian workers, when it knows full well that the Israeli military responsible for such attacks are armed to the teeth with weapons and equipment bankrolled by US taxpayers.”

Aug 02 10:43

Pope Francis should cast out Netanyahu’s demons, Nicaragua president says

Israeli PM is apparently possessed by the devil, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said, urging Pope Francis to cast out his demons. Ortega also called on the international community to impose sanctions on Israel for the military action in Gaza.

"Prime Minister Netanyahu appears to be possessed by the devil, he needs Pope Francis to exorcise it, to become appeased,” Ortega was quoted by Globovision as saying.

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Memo to Nicaragua's President Ortega: I don't think that even Pope Francis,gentle man of God that he is, accompanied by an army of Cardinals behind him, could possibly exorcise all of Netanyahu's demons!

Aug 02 10:35

Reprint of Yochanan Gordon’s “When Genocide is Permissible” (Updated)

I will conclude with a question for all the humanitarians out there. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clearly stated at the outset of this incursion that his objective is to restore a sustainable quiet for the citizens of Israel. We have already established that it is the responsibility of every government to ensure the safety and security of its people. If political leaders and military experts determine that the only way to achieve its goal of sustaining quiet is through genocide is it then permissible to achieve those responsible goals?

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This is such a completely, thoroughly abhorrent concept that I almost do not know where to begin; because to embrace genocide as the right and justified answer in the situation between the Israelis against the Palestinians, it becomes a justified solution toward the elimination to minority populations everywhere.

Hitler (so we are told) thoroughly believed that genocide of Jews, Gypsies, and homosexuals was absolutely the right and moral thing to do.

Moral and spiritual people around the world condemned these practices as thoroughly horrific and inhuman, as well they should, and as we in the 21st century should be roundly condemning the genocide which has been visited upon the Palestinian people by the Israeli government.

Advocating genocide against ANYONE is like putting lipstick on a pig; no matter how fancy the ideological clothing or makeup you put on an abhorrent concept like this, at the end of the day, it is still a pig of an idea, and should be treated as such by thinking people.

Aug 02 10:21

Some Israeli Ground Forces 'Withdraw From Gaza'

The Israeli military appears to be winding down its ground operations in Gaza, amid reports that some troops and tanks have begun to withdraw.

Two Israeli television stations reported that some ground forces began pulling back from the Gaza Strip on Saturday.

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So now the people of Gaza will start to rebuild their lives again and two or three years from now Israel will gin up some other excuse to come back in and smash it all.

Israel's morality is that of a small child who likes to knock over ant hills just to see the ants scramble.

There is no question that Israel's military might, paid for by the US taxpayers despite overwhelming taxpayer opposition to their money being spent this way, prevailed against Gaza. How could it not? Israel has F-16s, tanks, drones, guided missiles and bombs; the very latest high-tech weaponry to fling mass death onto a people trapped inside an open-air gulag without an army, navy, or air force, trying to fight back with unguided rockets cobbled together from plumbing supplies. Victory is always assured against an unarmed, trapped and helpless people.

There is also no question that Israel lost this war in terms of world public opinion. While Israel's bought-and-paid for governments and bought-and-paid for media have tried to sell Israel's moral rightness to the world, they have utterly failed. Israeli General Moshe Dyan once stated that "Israel must be like a mad dog", and today the entire world sees Israel as a mad dog for its repeated aggressions against its neighbors.

As for the corporate media, this was supposed to be their finest moment of propaganda; their shining victory in proving that they are still in control of what the general population is thinking. That too went down to defeat. The media and the politicians are realizing that the days when they would tell us what to think and what to believe are really and truly over. Hopefully they will adapt and adjust to than new reality. To fail to do so leads to their extinction.

For all of its suffering. the people of Gaza have won a huge victory for all of the people of planet Earth against those who would presume to enslave our minds with lies, deceptions, and frauds.


Aug 02 10:04

LIVE UPDATES: IDF withdraws troops to Gaza border

7:50 P.M. Some IDF forces pulled back to several hundred meters away from border inside Strip. Some forces were redeployed inside Israel. Forces still in Strip are demolishing remaining tunnels.

Aug 02 09:54

The Moral Universe Will Swing Palestine’s Way

Benjamin Netanyahu isn’t the brightest bulb on the Hanukkah bush, but that doesn’t explain why he concluded that he could benefit himself and Israel by launching another assault on Gaza, the third in six years.

From any remotely plausible point of view, this was a colossal mistake.

Aug 02 09:39

Obama Calls on Hamas to Release Kidnapped Soldier

U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday called on Hamas to unconditionally release Second Lieutenant (Platoon Leader) Hadar Goldin, who is feared kidnapped in Gaza.

Releasing Goldin, Obama said in a statement, would show that Hamas is serious about a ceasefire.

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Every time I think the President has hit the bottom in terms of bald-faced lying, he sets a new low for pure USDA choice bovine excrement.

1. There is no evidence that Goldin was captured by HAMAS. If they had him, they would use him as a bargaining chip. Given Israel's long history of deceptions, I suspect that Goldin is actually relaxing in a four-star resort somewhere on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean, courtesy of the Israeli government (and paid for by the US taxpayers).

2. The word "kidnapped" is dishonest in the extreme. Goldin was a combatant inside Gaza destroying a tunnel in violation of the supposed cease fire (which Israel had already violated by sending missile into Southern Gaza 9 minutes after the cease fire started. Goldin is a prisoner of war, not a kidnap victim.

3. This is the same deception Israel pulled back in 2006 when they sent two uniformed IDF soldiers across the border into Lebanon into the village of Aitaa al-Chaab, where they were promptly captured. Israel, aided by the corporate media, declared Lebanon to be at fault for the "kidnapping", and launched their attack for the Litani River.

4. If you, Barry, are serious about prisoners being released, then it is time for you to release those prisoners in Guantanamo and elsewhere who you just ADMITTED have been tortured by the US to find Saddam's non-existent nuclear weapons or provide politically useful confessions. The military tribunal has already admitted that at least 1/3 of those prisoners are innocent of any wrongdoing against the United States are were sent to be tortured for the bounty money being offered by the US. Should not these people be released before we talk about an Israeli POW captured during an act of war?

How do you justify such hypocrisy, Barry?

How?

Aug 02 09:31

Netanyahu Tells U.S. 'Not To Ever Second Guess Me Again' On Hamas

Following the quick collapse of the cease-fire in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the White House not to force a truce with Palestinian militants on Israel.

Sources familiar with conversations between Netanyahu and senior U.S. officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, say the Israeli leader advised the Obama administration "not to ever second guess me again" on the matter. The officials also said Netanyahu said he should be "trusted" on the issue and about the unwillingness of Hamas to enter into and follow through on cease-fire talks.

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Translation of Netanyahuspeak:

1. Keep sending us the money and weapons, even though according to US law, such acts are illegal, under the Symington Amendment.

2. Let me slaughter and maim as many Palestinians as I think are necessary to slaughter, particularly the women and children, because that causes the demographic advantage Palestinians have over Israelis to be ratcheted down, at least a little.

3. Don't ever try to pressure us to do what we don't want to do, or otherwise, we will tell the world who the real perpetrators of 9/11 actually were.

IF President Obama had ANY "male attributes" whatsoever, he would, right now, stop ALL funding of all weapons and economic programs to Israel, until Netanyahu's government went back to the bargaining table with Hamas.

But unfortunately, he doesn't, so this genocide will continue just as long as Israel wants it to go on, which will down to the last Palestinian standing.

And for the Israeli government, Palestinian genocide is infinitely preferable that actually negotiating a just and lasting peace.

Aug 02 09:24

How the Kidnapping of an Israeli Soldier Could Change the Course of the Conflict

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"Kidnapping?" Are you guys on DRUGS?!?

This is the same bovine excrement Israel pulled back in 2006 when they sent two uniformed IDF soldiers across the border into Lebanon into the village of Aitaa al-Chaab, where they were promptly captured. Israel, aided by the corporate media, declared Lebanon to be at fault for the "kidnapping", and launched their attack for the Litani River.

There is no evidence that HAMAS captured this soldier. One may assume that had they done so, they would announce the fact to demonstrate their prowess against the Israelis, but HAMAS has reported they have no idea where this man is. Personally, I think he is relaxing in a four-star hotel on the coast of the Mediterranean, courtesy of the Israeli government (and paid for by the US taxpayer).

Aug 02 09:14

Congress approves $225 million in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system

The US Congress approved $225 million for Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile defense system, credited with destroying missiles fired by Hamas before they could reach their targets.

House of Representatives approved the funding by 395-8 in a late Friday vote. The Senate earlier approved the measure unanimously before the start of its five week summer recess.

The measure now awaits President Barack Obama’s signature.

The emergency spending funds, which adds to the US deficit, will restock Israel’s Iron Dome system with interceptor missiles.

The funding is part of the administration’s request of $3.1 billion for military assistance to Israel, the world’s largest beneficiary of US foreign aid.

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Enablers of genocide is what the US Congress has become, through its generous financial aid to Israel, while homeless Vets sleep in our streets; our infrastructure crumbles, and homeless encampments spread, courtesy of outsourcing/offshoring.

The country of Israel is pathologically incapable of reaching a negotiated settlement with the Palestinians, and look for every opportunity to slaughter them with impunity, because they want all the land, from the Nile to the Euphrates.

If the Palestinians can be obliterated completely, which is the government of Israel's goal, then the land upon which the Palestinians have been living for centuries will no longer be contested.

It is just that simple. This is Israel's "Final Solution" to their "Palestinian Problem."

Aug 02 08:58

Israel has used 50,000 missiles in Gaza, killing almost 1,500 Palestinians

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Guess who paid for them!

Aug 02 08:56

Netanyahu to US: Don't second guess me on Hamas

Following the quick collapse of the cease-fire in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the White House not to force a truce with Palestinian militants on Israel.

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Aug 02 08:52

US suspended aid to Egypt after it slaughtered civilians — why not Israel?

At the State Department briefing yesterday, the reporters to their credit heard the official line of condemnation and then many of them asked, What’s next? If you watch the briefing’s first half hour, you will hear one reporter after another ask whether there aren’t going to be consequences for Israel’s action. Many of them ask about suspending aid: That’s what you did with Egypt when it slaughtered civilians.

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"Well you silly, Egypt doesn't have a powerful lobby like AIPAC working for them in Washington DC. If Egypt had an AIPAC; if they were handing out the same level of bribes to us all, then we wouldn't have cut off aid after they killed their own civilians. See how it works?" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 02 08:49

Israel: A cornered rat

Israel is strong, mighty, invincible. Israel has truckloads of nuclear weapons. Israel has cluster bombs, DIME munitions, white phosphorous, and other illegal or experimental weapons with which it can kill and maim as many Palestinian civilians as it likes.

Israel is especially proficient at mass-murdering children. Israel constantly reminds us that it can exercise the "Samson option" and drop nuclear weapons on the capitals of Europe and the Middle East. Israel has even colonized America, the world's most powerful nation, exacting billions of dollars a year in tribute. What a stunningly prepotent entity! The world stands in awe of the great and terrible Israel.

That, at least, is what the Israelis would have us believe.

But it is just an illusion. Israel is not behaving like a confidently powerful nation. Instead, it is desperately lashing out like a cornered rat in the final throes of rabies.

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For that matter, so is the US Government!

Aug 02 08:44

An honest Israeli Jew tells the Real Truth about Israel

Aug 02 08:34

The Strange Case of the Disappearing Sheetrock.

As tragic and farcical as it all is, I had to laugh out loud at this load of steaming,stinking swine excrement At one point one of the lying sacks of medical waste said that the rocket landed a few feet from him and it stopped a clock on the wall of his house. It didn't stop him though. He further comments that the rocket could have blown up 15 houses. You can see from the picture the complete lack of an impact zone. Then, there is the screamingly funny, ceiling collapse that left no debris. The shock wave did this. I'm guessing nearby sundials were also frozen in movement from the force of the blast. It's usually at a point like this that someone will say, “You can't make this stuff up!” Actually, you can.

Aug 02 08:30

The Gaza Bombardment - What You're Not Being Told

Aug 02 08:05

FLASHBACK - Failure of US to respond to Jewish Terrorism proved "War On Terror" is a fraud.

The JDL's attempted bombing is terrorism by any definition of the word, and as the following will demonstrate, not the first. Now is when we see if Bush's "War On Terror" is what it claims to be, or just an excuse to grab someone else's oil. Will Bush treat Israel the way he treated Afghanistan? Or will Bush look the other way?

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As history has shown, "Look the other way" won!

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Aug 02 07:55

Gaza: ICRC appalled by damage to premises and property of Palestinian Red Crescent

The ICRC is appalled by the damage caused to the hospitals and branch offices, as well as to the property, of the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) during the conflict in Gaza. A PRCS compound in Khan Younis came under attack today, and five members of a PRCS worker’s family were injured. About 250 people were sheltering in the compound when it was hit.

Aug 02 07:46

FLSHBACK - IF I WERE THE GOVERNMENT....

Sun Tzu, in "The Art Of War", comments that all war is based on deception. he people of an invading nation have to be deceived into thinking that they act in their own self defense; that they are the ones to have been attacked. The United States government has a long history of using such deceptions to start wars, from claiming that the USS Maine, sunk by a coal bin fire, was sunk by a Spanish mine, to the Gulf Of Tonkin and the torpedoes which never were, to Operation NORTHWOODS, in which the Joint Chiefs planned to stage fake terror attacks to manufacture American support for a war against Cuba.

The present government of the United States NEEDS the American people to be afraid, to be blindly afraid, to react and respond, and not to reason. There is only one way for the government to achieve this, through a phony terror attack such as those planned by Operation NORTHWOODS, and I greatly fear that we will see one in the very near future.

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Aug 02 07:45

Israeli Officer's Insane Justification for Killing a 13-Year-Old Girl

An Israeli army officer who repeatedly shot a 13-year-old Palestinian girl in Gaza dismissed a warning from another soldier that she was a child by saying he would have killed her even if she was three years old.

The officer, identified by the army only as Captain R, was charged this week with illegal use of his weapon, conduct unbecoming an officer and other relatively minor infractions after emptying all 10 bullets from his gun's magazine into Iman al-Hams when she walked into a "security area" on the edge of Rafah refugee camp last month.

A tape recording of radio exchanges between soldiers involved in the incident, played on Israeli television, contradicts the army's account of the events and appears to show that the captain shot the girl in cold blood.

Aug 02 07:44

Going Underground: Western media has ‘worthy victims and unworthy victims’ - John Pilger

Afshin Rattansi goes underground with filmmaker and author John Pilger as he challenges the mainstream media’s narrative on Gaza and Ukraine, its distortion of facts and self-censorship.

Aug 02 07:34

FLASHBACK - Israeli Spying: The Mother of all Scandals

At the heart of the investigation are two people who work at The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a powerful pro-Israel lobby in Washington. The FBI investigation, headed up by Dave Szady, has involved wiretaps, undercover surveillance and photography that CBS News was told document the passing of classified information from the mole, to the men at AIPAC, and on to the Israelis.

CBS sources say that last year the suspected spy, described as a trusted analyst at the Pentagon, turned over a presidential directive on U.S. policy toward Iran while it was, "in the draft phase when U.S. policy-makers were still debating the policy." This put the Israelis, according to one source, "inside the decision-making loop" so they could "try to influence the outcome." [CBS News]

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Aug 02 07:28

Israel’s Propaganda Machine: “Terrorist” Gaza and the “Tora Bora Tunnels”, A Zionist Psyop

We’ve seen these tricks before and the images they conjure for the unwary.

Not only are these supposed “massive tunnel networks” they’re screaming about “secret and hidden”, but like stories about the big ogre we only hear about but never see, these fake “intelligence reports” can paint any illusory monster they want with their bombardment of misinformation and propaganda.

Where did we hear about this “tunnel” scheme before? Oh yeah, the massive underground bunkers in Afghanistan.

Aug 02 07:25

Gaza conflict: Hamas denies holding Israeli soldier

Hamas says it does not know the whereabouts of an Israeli soldier it had been accused of capturing in Gaza.

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I did say on the radio show that we should not rule out another Israeli hoax.

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Aug 02 05:51

Genocide permissible in Gaza: Times of Israel

.."Closing his eyes on the widespread reports of civilian casualties inflicted by the Israeli attacks on Gaza, the author stated that according to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the purpose of the raid is to “restore a sustainable quiet for the citizens of Israel.”..

“If political leaders and military experts determine that the only way to achieve its goal of sustaining quiet is through genocide is it then permissible to achieve those responsible goals?”

Aug 02 05:17

Controversial Jewish Defence League to open new Canadian chapters in wake of violent protests over Gaza

"In its 2000-01 report on terrorism, the Federal Bureau of Investigation described the group’s U.S. wing as a “violent extremist Jewish organization.” Members have been linked to numerous violent acts in the U.S. and Israel since the JDL was founded in 1968. In 2001, its leader was arrested and charged for a plot to bomb a mosque and the office of an Arab-American congressman."

Aug 02 04:14

Facebook Censors Author Naomi Wolf On Gaza

Jews, Muslims and citizens of the world in general have been following author Naomi Wolf and her comments about the War on Gaza. Since she walked out of her synagogue recently, when they refused to denounce the killing of civilians in Gaza, as a result of recent IDF operations, she has gained a lot of support from fellow dissidents who want to hear what she has to say.

Aug 02 03:07

John Pilger talks Gaza, Ukraine & Western media bias

Afshin Rattansi goes underground with filmmaker and author John Pilger as he challenges Western mainstream media spin. He warns that ‘to be informed by it is not an option’ because of censorship, omission and distortion of the facts. Whilst other stories overtake it, we find out the death toll in Libya is still rising. We discover why illegal immigrants were prevented from smuggling themselves OUT of Britain. We look at whether Cameron is privatising the NHS by selling it to doctors and nurses.

Aug 02 02:16

Anti-Semitism Rises in Europe Amid Israel-Gaza Conflict

In other words... You should be feeling sorry for us, not them!

Aug 02 02:10

Latin America comes out in force against Israel

Latin America's leaders are among the most vehement in condemning Israel's Gaza offensive -- labelling the Jewish state "terrorist", recalling ambassadors, and offering near-unanimous, unwavering support to Palestinians.

Aug 01 21:46

Collective Punishment in Gaza

Punishing Palestinians for existing has a long history. It was Israel’s policy before Hamas and its rudimentary rockets were Israel’s boogeyman of the moment, and before Israel turned Gaza into an open-air prison, punching bag, and weapons laboratory. In 1948, Israel killed thousands of innocents, and terrorized and displaced hundreds of thousands more, in the name of creating a Jewish-majority state in a land that was then sixty-five per cent Arab. In 1967, it displaced hundreds of thousands of Palestinians again, occupying territory that it still largely controls, forty-seven years later.

Aug 01 21:31

IDF Sniper Admits On Instagram To Murdering 13 Gaza Children

An Instagram post by an Israel Defense Forces sniper boasts of murdering 13 Gazan children in one day. An IDF Combat Engineering Corps Soldier, specifically, David D. Ovadia posed with a Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifle.

Aug 01 20:01

Two killed, dozens injured as IDF opens fire on West Bank Day of Anger

Two Palestinians have been killed and over 90 injured in West Bank as thousands marched against the IDF's assault on Gaza. The bloodshed happened after Israeli authorities used tear gas and live ammunition to block vocal yet seemingly peaceful rallies.

Aug 01 19:58

Are you demanding arrests (lawful stop) of US/UK/Israel wars, or do you prefer more suffering, death?

*hyperlinks live at source*

Arrest: “to cause to stop” in etymology. To take or hold a suspected criminal. To be held or detained to answer a criminal charge or to prevent the commission of a criminal or further offense. [1]

We have one of two futures:

Critical mass of people think, speak, and act to end US/UK/Israel wars.
Critical mass is not reached, whereby US/UK/Israel continue warring. This includes respites for the illusion “leaders” seek peace.

If you prefer ending these wars, do you also see the following required steps?

Critical mass of the public understand war law (just as easy to understand as stop sign law, and far easier than sport rules mastered by ~200 million Americans).
Critical mass command enough of the facts to conclude these wars are illegal; not even close to “self-defense.”
Critical mass remove consent; cause an end/arrest to the wars.

Aug 01 19:34

Gaza conflict: Hamas denies holding Israeli soldier

Hamas says it does not know the whereabouts of an Israeli soldier it had been accused of capturing in Gaza.

The Islamist group's military wing says it lost contact with some fighters in the area and that they and Hadar Goldin, 23, may have been killed.

His supposed capture and the violence that followed ended a 72-hour ceasefire just hours after it had begun.

Aug 01 18:11

Behind the lying eyes of Mark Regev

Using a prototype Truth Rectification Processor, the words of Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev have been filtered through a complex algorithm that strips away lies.

Amazing results!

Aug 01 15:37

Zionist megaphone: “Missiles raining on Israel”

Zionist propagandists have equally neutralised public opinion in a surreal Orwellian world of doublespeak and doublethink. The American media has turned into a Zionist megaphone, rationalising the murder of children playing on the beach or hiding in UN shelters.

Aug 01 15:34

The hypocrisy of Israel’s stooges in Britain

Stuart Little views the hypocritical reaction of the Board of Deputies of British Jews who are quick to condemn Palestine solidarity activities and resistance in Gaza but are silent on Israel’s crimes.

Aug 01 15:15

The Israeli laser-guided bomb strikes Gaza with the speed and menace of a dagger

Make no mistake: if Israel escalates this operation still further, then the people of Gaza will be herded into ever-shrinking pockets of supposed safety, where they will be corralled in ever-greater squalor.

What could possibly justify such suffering? This brings us to the second reason why Gaza's tragedy is different. Even by the standards of wars down the ages, this one is singularly futile.

Israel, on its own account, is not fighting to destroy Hamas or solve the security problem posed by Gaza. No, its aim is to punish the Islamist movement for firing rockets and delay the moment – note the word delay – when Hamas will be able to resume launching missiles. So Israel is not struggling for victory, but for tactical advantage in a campaign that it expects to repeat, time and again, into the indefinite future.

Aug 01 15:06

Charges of anti-Semitism used to intimidate and criminalise opponents of war in Germany

While millions of people are deeply shocked by the brutal bombardment of Gaza by the Israeli army, politicians and media commentators in Germany have attacked opponents of the war. Isolated anti-Jewish slogans have been highlighted in order to brand demonstrations as anti-Semitic and condemn them.

Aug 01 14:40

Who's Profiting From Israel's Offensive in Gaza?

Israel continues to reject Hamas' offer of a ten-year ceasefire because it would undermine Israeli arms sales, which reached $7 billion in 2012

Aug 01 14:38

Graphic Video From Gaza Documents the Killing of Journalist Ramy Ryan by Israeli Missiles

A graphic video showing the killing of journalist Ramy Ryan in Gaza and an attack on an ambulance and rescue workers by Israeli air strikes has surfaced online. Warning: This six-minute video is very graphic. Viewer discretion is advised.

Aug 01 14:33

US supplies Israel with bombs amid Gaza blitz

Pentagon says Israel allowed to tap local US arms stockpile in past week to resupply it with grenades and mortar rounds.

Aug 01 14:07

FLASHBACK - Israel admits HAMAS didn’t kidnap the 3 Israeli teens after all – BREAKING NEWS

Aug 01 14:06

FLASHBACK - ISIS linked organization takes responsibility for alleged kidnapping of three teenagers including one American in Israel

An Islamic extremist group called Dawlat al-Islam has reportedly claimed responsibility for the alleged kidnappings of three teenagers who went missing from settlements on the West Bank on Friday.

The organization, linked to ISIS, distributed pamphlets about the kidnappings in Hebron, Haaretz reported. Israel security services are investigating the claims.

ISIS are the group of bloody-thirsty jihadists behind this week's Iraq insurgency.

Israeli soldiers searched the West Bank on Friday for the missing teenagers, who are also feared kidnapped by Palestinian militants.

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"I gotta bomb GAZA!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Aug 01 14:05

Gaza, Ukraine and the fraud of “human rights” imperialism

Wednesday saw back-to-back atrocities in Gaza that made it clear to anyone with eyes to see that Israel is carrying out a war of terror against civilians. Its aim is to break the will of the Palestinian people through the murder of children, the destruction of homes, and the driving of an entire population back to Stone Age conditions.

Aug 01 13:57

Every Israeli missile strike is a war crime…

Today’s Guardian newspaper includes an article that appears to be excusing Israel of responsibility for the massive death tolll it has inflicted on Palestinian civilians. But, more significantly, it includes a lot of useful – and damning – information about just how “indiscriminate” Israel’s weapons really are.

Aug 01 13:55

Recruiting to Kill – It Is Not Just an Israeli War on Gaza

To some, US secretary of state John Kerry may have appeared to be a genuine peacemaker as he floated around ideas during a Cairo visit on 25 July about a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian fighters in Gaza. But behind his measured diplomatic language, lies a truth not even America’s top diplomat can easily hide. His country is very much involved in fighting this dirty war on Gaza which has killed over 1,050, injured thousands more, and destroyed much of an already poor, dilapidated space that was barely inhabitable to begin with.

Aug 01 13:20

Harper blames victims for Israeli terrorism

The Zionist regime’s reign of terror and treachery in Palestine has not gone unnoticed this time around, and the free thinking peoples of the world are mobilizing en masse to put an end to Zionist impunity once and for all.

Aug 01 12:58

Zionist megaphone: “Missiles raining on Israel”

Jamal Kanj looks at how the US media – uncritical servants of Israel – portray Israeli killers as victims and Palestinian civilians, who have been murdered in droves by Israel, as oppressors.

Aug 01 12:57

Palestinians claim UN protection, prepare lawsuits

Stuart Littlewood explores why the Palestinian leadership failed to publicize its lawsuit against Israel and its request for UN protection and why it has taken it so long to act.

Aug 01 12:54

The experts' veridct: Every Israeli missile strike is a war crime

Jonathan Cook explains why talk of “proportionality” or of Israel's “potential” war crimes is nonsense, and argues that Israel is committing war crimes by definition – right now, as you read this

Aug 01 12:53

This is how sick Israelis are

Aug 01 11:27

Watch: Why does Israel keep changing its story on Gaza?

Israel’s continued military offensive in Gaza has many around the world questioning its objectives.

An analysis of the last 1,200 tweets of the Israeli Wehrmacht spokesperson shows that Israel has put forth different reasons over time, but the question remains: what is its endgame in Gaza?

Aug 01 10:54

Ethnic Specific Weapons

A report on November 15, 1998 by the Sunday Times suggests that this Institute "is working on a biological weapon that would harm Arabs but not Jews".

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I will be paying very close attention to just which ethnic groups are immune to the current Ebola pandemic.

Aug 01 10:46

Gaza Strip: Captured Soldier Hadar Goldin Believed to be 'British-Israeli' [FIRST PHOTO]

The soldier that has allegedly been captured by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip hours after the start of a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire is believed to be a British-Israeli cousin of Israel's defence minister Moshe Ya'alon, according to British media reports.

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Okay, now we KNOW this was staged by Israel, as they need to counter the growing pressure by the British people on Parliament to stop sending weapons and money to Israel.

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