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Aug 14 08:58

Syrian rebel commander says he collaborated with Israel

A Free Syrian Army commander, arrested last month by the Islamist militia Al-Nusra Front, told his captors he collaborated with Israel in return for medical and military support, in a video released this week.

Aug 14 08:57

Gaza Crisis: Israel Outflanks the White House on Strategy

White House and State Department officials who were leading U.S. efforts to rein in Israel's military campaign in the Gaza Strip were caught off guard last month when they learned that the Israeli military had been quietly securing supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon without their approval.

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Another sign of the total ineptitude of the Federal Government!

But Israel has been stealing from the US all along. They acquired their first weapons-grade uranium from the United States with which to build their first generation nuclear weapons. How did the US Government respond to that theft? Same way they will respond to this one, with silence.

Aug 14 08:48

Analyst: All NSA intel goes directly to Israel

The US National Security Agency (NSA) directly sends all of the intelligence that it gathers to the Israeli regime, a political analyst tells Press TV.

“We now know that all of the NSA’s spying is going directly to Israel,” James H. Fetzer, a professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, said in a Saturday interview.

“I believe that all of our allies should discontinue sharing their intelligence with the Unites States unless they are willing that it should go directly to Tel Aviv,” the analyst said.

“It would be advisable for the Unites Nations to undertake an exploration of this because it appears to be a violation of national sovereignty for one nation to be spying on the communications of its highest executive officials,” Fetzer added.

Aug 14 08:47

US Officials: Israel Restocked Ammo During Gaza Offensive Without White House Approval

Israel secured supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon last month without the approval of the White House or the State Department, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

Since officials there were caught off guard as they tried to restrain Israel's campaign in Gaza, the administration of President Barack Obama has tightened controls on arms shipments to Israel, the newspaper said, quoting U.S. and Israeli officials.

But the case illustrated that the White House and the State Department had little influence over the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the paper said, quoting officials from both countries.

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So, Israel is a thief, stealing from the American people, who were forced to pay for all those weapons.

Worse, the White House didn't catch Israel in the theft!

So, what will the US Government do about it?

Nothing!

As usual.

Aug 14 08:36

Report: White House in dark over arms supplies to Israel

Israel secured supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon last month without the approval of the White House or the State Department, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

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So, basically, Israel has been stealing from the American people, as those weapons are paid for by US taxpayer dollars, the US government didn't catch them in the theft, and will likely not do anything about it anyway.

Aug 14 07:48

Activists Protest Bombing of Gaza and innocent passerby harassed by pro Israel opposition and arrested

Demonstrators protest the violence in Gaza during a pro Palestine rally in Seattle. As protestors lined the sidewalks in Westlake Park, a pro Israel supporter walks by, harassing the demonstrators, yelling in peoples faces, screaming obscenities, and racial slurs. After crossing the street and harassing another group of demonstrators, the man tore off his shirt and began walking towards the group with fists clenched. As someone who wasn’t a part of the demonstration walked by, the pro Israel supporter turned and said something as he passed. The man then turned around as if he was going to swing, but thought better of it. The pro Israel supporter squared off with him, but a Westlake security guard who was watching the interaction pulled out his pepper spray, and sprayed the innocent passerby, grabbed him by the arm and tried to wrestle him to the ground. He was eventually led off into Westlake Center as SPD arrived on the scene.

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Another result of letting Israel train our domestic police departments. Israelis aren't arrested. Innocent bystanders are.

Aug 14 06:55

Tunnels-to-kindergartens propaganda Netanyahu peddled to NYT and CNN is exploded by Israeli news site

The Israeli site +972 has blown that propaganda completely out of the water. A well-researched article in Hebrew that it translated from an educational worker near Gaza states that the tunnels do not appear to be targeted at civilians and they come out more than a mile from any kibbutz, let alone the kindergartens.

In short, the tunnels fear was hysteria, drummed up by the Israeli government to heighten war fever, and then purveyed by the New York Times and CNN.

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Aug 14 06:52

Palestinian dies after being hit by settler car near Salfit

Palestinian police are investigating the incident to determine whether the settler deliberately hit the victim.

Aug 14 06:40

NY governor offers ‘total solidarity’ on Israel visit

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo kicked off a two-day visit to Israel on Wednesday, where he expressed “total solidarity” with the country over the monthlong war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

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Dear readers. Feel free to share this image with everyone you know in New York. Their primary is next month. And here in Hawaii, for the first time in history, a sitting governor lost his re-election primary race.

Aug 13 15:32

Netanyahu orders IDF response to rocket attack from Gaza

Several rockets hit Israeli territory just before Hamas announced it was accepting Egypt’s offer to extend a ceasefire with Israel for another five days. Israeli PM has ordered the IDF to respond to the attack with reports of renewed bombing of Gaza.

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That was the shortest 5 day cease fire in history!

Aug 13 14:04

Israel, Palestinians agree to extend Gaza ceasefire

A rocket landed in southern Israel two hours before the end of a temporary cease-fire agreed between Hamas and Israeli authorities. However, despite the incident the sides have agreed to extend the ceasefire for another 5 days to continue negotiations.

Aug 13 13:58

BREAKING NEWS FOR #OperationCeasefire

Thousands of Reservists Deployed to Gaza, Others Told to Prepare

Aug 13 12:04

Israel insists Protective Edge was 'not a war'

In responding to High Court of Justice petition calling for the operation to be declared a war, the State Attorney claimed Tuesday that the petition must be rejected outright for two main reasons.

The State said the petition does not provide a sufficient cause for the court to order the government to announce the declaration of war – a widely-shared opinion in the coalition on every foreign and defense policy in general, and the declaration of war in particular.

The State Attorney also claimed that the fundamental assumption underlying the basis of the petition – which said "the necessity of declaring the start of war is a social and financial need of the highest order" – was mistaken.

"The declaration of war in and of itself does not necessarily guarantee compensation or financial aid to citizens harmed by the conflict," wrote the State Attorney in the response.

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In other words, by refusing to say it was a war, Israel does not have to pay their own citizens who were harmed by falling Iron Dome rockets.

Aug 13 11:55

Stupid Israeli wanted to take down the Palastenian flag

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Turn on the English captions. This Israeli tried to break into the home of a Palestinian to tear down the flag and gets caught in the razor wire! Note that at 2:10 the Israeli justifies his illegal entry by saying that the house is really his, echoing the sentiments of the famous drunk Israeli settler.

Aug 13 11:37

As three-day truce nears end, Hamas senior official says group preparing for 'long battle'

As Netanyahu briefs coalition on cease-fire efforts, Palestinian sources say Israel has accepted few demands, and no progress has been made on key issues.

Aug 13 11:36

Israel wants a truce that does not include a halt on assassinations

Israeli media reports quoted security officials on Tuesday as saying that currently there are three options available, namely: an international effort to extend the cease-fire, or “surrendering” to some of Hamas’ demands, or launching a new aggression against the Gaza Strip. According to the officials themselves, the latter is less likely to happen.

Security officials added that “Hamas has put on the negotiating table demands for a seaport and an airport as a counterweight to Israel’s demand to strip the sector of any weapon,” and that the Israeli security apparatus “wants to test Hamas’ long-term steps, therefore, Hamas must be prevented from achieving anything that could help the movement’s strength grow.”

Aug 13 09:08

DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR TAX DOLLARS ARE GOING?

Global public opinion has shifted decisively in favour of justice for the Palestinians. What’s needed is to turn that into unrelenting pressure for an end to support for occupation, an arms embargo and sanctions, from above and below. The horror of Gaza is a crime made in Washington and London, as well as Jerusalem.

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The nation's roads are crumbling, but Israel has brand new modern highways ... paid for by the US taxpayer!

Aug 13 09:07

#OperationCeasefire ~~ HOW ABBAS CAN PUT AN END TO IT

From demilitarization to UN control, Israel’s leaders have their own ideas on Gaza

Aug 13 08:46

Solidarity fills the streets in global day of protest for Gaza

Up to 200,000 marched in Cape Town, South Africa, drawing parallels between Israel and the apartheid regime.

Aug 13 07:08

FLASHBACK - 9/11 - WHAT DID THE GOVERNMENT KNOW AND WHEN DID IT KNOW IT?

History records in the Lavon Affair that Israelis willingly use bombs and lay false trails to Arabs for political gain. And it wasn't too long ago that JDL Chairman Irv Rubin was arrested for plotting to blow up a US Congressman who refused to toe the Israel party line. Then there were the two Mossad agents arrested inside the Mexican Congress with guns and explosives shortly after 9-11. As the battered World Trade Towers collapsed, the very first suspects arrested, caught cheering as the towers fell, were Israelis, later identified as Mossad agents. The arrested spies worked for Urban Moving Systems, whose Israeli owner promptly fled the nation.

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The Jewish Defense League was actually declared a domestic terror group by the FBI, but you never heard about it, because the agenda of the US corporate media is to convince you that only Muslims are terrorists, which is why the FBI works so hard trying to set up Muslims as the fall guys for the FBI's created-out-of-thin-air "terror" plots. JDL Chairman Irv Rubin was caught with explosives and plans to blow up a mosque when he was arrested for planning to assassinate a US Congressman as well, but died under strange circumstances before he could be brought to trial, where presumably he would have named names to reduce his own sentence in prison. France, now aware that the French chapter of the JDL was causing all the violence that led to them banning pro-Palestine demonstrations, may ban the group entirely, but as is reported elsewhere on this site, a new JDL chapter is opening up in Canada, to commit acts of terror against pro-Palestinian activists there.

Aug 13 06:43

Why Israel Is Bad for the Jews

Among the harm that hardline Israeli policies have inflicted on Judaism is the erosion of the traditional Jewish tolerance toward dissent, now virtually forbidden if it involves criticizing Israel, as Danny Schechter learned when he asserted that “Israel is bad for the Jews.”

Aug 13 06:38

Noam Chomsky: America's Support for Israel Underwrites Human Atrocities in Gaza

In an interview with Democracy Now!, the renowned political dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky criticized the U.S. media coverage of the Israeli assault on Gaza. "It’s a shameful moment for U.S. media when it insists on being subservient to the grotesque propaganda agencies of a violent, aggressive state," he says. Chomsky also discusses his long-standing view that popular pressure at home is critical to ending the U.S. government’s backing for Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. "The United States continues to provide the critical, decisive support for the atrocities," he says. "Sooner or later, it’s possible—and that’s really up to us—that domestic pressure will compel the U.S. government to join the world on this issue. That will be a decisive change."

Aug 12 13:45

FLASHBACK - Scientists discover gene that predisposes Ashkenazi Jews to schizophrenia

Israeli and American scientists have discovered a gene among Ashkenazi Jews that increases their chances of developing the mental disorder schizophrenia, as well schizoaffective disorder and manic depression. According to a study recently published in Nature Communications

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This explains a lot!

Aug 12 13:32

Owl hurt by Hamas fire recovering

About two weeks ago, a long-eared owl was injured by mortar shrapnel in Kibbutz Nirim, near the Gaza border.

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The play for sympathy by Israel hits a new low.

Aug 12 12:19

Sign the letter condemning the Guardian advert branding those opposing Israel in Gaza as 'child killers'Stop the War Coalition 10 August 2014.

On 11 August 2014, the Guardian published a wildly inaccurate and inflammatory advert from supporters of the state of Israel branding the Palestinian resistance as 'child killers'.

It immediately got readers objecting to the Guardian's decision on its letters page, including our letter below. One reader wrote: "You presumably invoke free speech to accept this advert. However, I would be interested to know whether you would accept a similar advertisement from a pro-Palestinian organisation comparing the behaviour of Israel with that of Nazi Germany. I suspect not."

Please add your name to the letter below.

Aug 12 10:59

Weapon Dealers won the Gaza War

Data published by the premium section of Haaretz on August 12, 2014, shows that Israel profited financially from its brutal attack on Gaza. While accusing Europe of anti-Semitism, Israeli coffers in Zurich got a fresh supply of blood-stained funds.

Aug 12 10:31

Israel furious as UN Human Rights Council unveils Gaza probe team

Israel lashed out on Tuesday after the UN Human Rights Council named the man who will be running an inquiry into its Gaza offensive.

Canadian international lawyer William Schabas, who will head the commission, is widely regarded in Israel as being hostile to the Jewish state over reported calls to bring Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before the International Criminal Court.

“This commission’s anti-Israeli conclusions have already been written, all it needs is a signature,” railed foreign ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor.

“For this commission the important thing is not human rights but the rights of terrorist organisations like Hamas,” he told AFP.

But in a series of interviews with the Israeli media, Schabas defended himself against allegations of bias against the Jewish state.

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For all the dead and maimed innocent Palestinians, ISRAEL HAS ONLY ITSELF TO BLAME.

And to paraphrase General Sheridan's horrific statement that "The only good Indian is a dead Indian", for many in the Knesset and the IDF, "the only good Palestinian is a dead Palestinian."

Then they work like crazy to make death the most certain outcome for as many innocent Palestinians as they can, and get upset when the international community calls them on it?!?

Sorry, Israeli leadership; those crocodile tears have been turned on once too often in the 21st century for them to have any real effect.

Aug 12 09:43

DAFFYNITIONS ~~ ‘OPERATION PROTECTIVE EDGE’ WAS NOT A WAR

After 29 days of fighting, 64 fallen IDF soldiers, and more than 1,900 Palestinians killed, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government insists that Operation Protective Edge was not a war.

Aug 12 09:11

GAYS YES! ~~ PALESTINIANS NO!!

“The gates of Israel will be open to every Jew and his family without any discrimination against his lifestyle.”

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Still no to this ….

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The Palestinian right of return (Arabic: ?? ???????, ?aqq al-?awda; Hebrew: ?????? ?????????, zkhut hashivah) is a political position or principle asserting that Palestinian refugees, both first-generation refugees (c. 30 to 50,000 people as of 2012) and their descendants (c. 5 million people as of 2012), have a right to return, and a right to the property they themselves or their forebears left behind in what is now Israel and the Palestinian territories (both formerly part of the British Mandate of Palestine), as part of the 1948 Palestinian exodus, a result of the 1948 Palestine war and due to the 1967 Six-Day War.

Aug 12 09:11

#OperationCeasefire ~~ HOW THINGS STAND AT THE MOMENT

Demanded by Israel:

A complete halt to firing and hostile action from Gaza.
Israeli control of border crossings to be opened between Gaza and Israel in the framework of the agreement.
Payment of money and any other cash transfers to public workers in Gaza will be carried out only via the Palestinian Authority.

Demanded by Palestinian negotiators:
Expansion of the coastal waters permitted by Israel to Gaza fishermen. The new limit to be determined by Israel according to its security needs.
Reopening by Egypt of the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Sinai. Egypt conditions this on the placement of Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority security forces on the Gaza side. Egypt is reportedly demanding 1,000 troops, a number that might be beyond the authority’s capacity.

Aug 12 08:19

The New McCarthyism

Once again vast sums of money are being spent on a war, this time a hot one and getting hotter. Once again parties with a vested interest are out to smear and destroy anyone who dares ask if the wars are worth the sacrifice of our young people (not to mention the money), indeed if there really is any point at all to the wars aside from justifying the flow of money to defense contractors.

But the Soviet Union has gone out of business. The word "communist" doesn't carry the same psychological impact it used to, so the war hawk smear squad has come up with a new one, "Anti-Semite." Like "Communist", "Anti-Semite" is used to ruin the lives of people who have not actually done anything wrong other than to challenge the war profiteers. It is a new word for an old trick, and I am amazed that they are still playing the same old game, but I guess the FBI can always find some dumb-assed idiot to fall for it and do their dirty work of wrecking a career for them.

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People are looking at the firing of Steven Salaita and Hollywood's declared unemployment for Penelope Cruz and asking if there is a new blacklist. There isn't. It's the same one that has been going on all along, usually out of sight of the public. It's the same blacklist whose wrath I personally experienced 20 years ago.

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Aug 12 08:17

Is the firing of Steven Salaita the beginning of a new Blacklist?

Here’s why the University and mainstream media don’t want to say he was fired.

Because firing a tenured professor purely for his political opinions, especially one with multiple academic publications to his record, means the University has violated the following:

1) His First amendment rights.

2) His academic freedom.

3) His rights as an employee at a public university, as well his rights to due process.

Here’s the single reason why we claim he was fired: more than one month ago, Steven Salaita signed a contract to work at the University of Illinois.

Approximately three weeks later, he was told he no longer had that job.

That’s a firing, not a rescission.

This incident signals the following:

—For those of us who have tenure in the academy, it tells us that our private expressions on social media may now outweigh our academic work.

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There is no new blacklist. It's the same one that has been going on all along, the same one fully on display in the case of Penelope Cruz, and the same one whose wrath I felt 20 years ago.

Aug 12 08:15

At Talks In Cairo, Hamas Wants Israel To Allow Gaza Airport And Seaport

The Islamist organization Hamas, as well as the people in the Gaza Strip, want something big in exchange for a truce with Israel.

They want a seaport. And an airport.

They want movement between their seaside territory and the outside world.

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"No, no, NO! You will live under our thumb! You will stay where you are and learn your place! Nobody goes anywhere without OUR say so!!!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Aug 12 07:45

WITH DERSHOWITZ’s RETIREMENT, ISRAEL FOUND A NEW LAWYER

Who’s the Israeli government’s best spokesperson? Ron Dermer? Michael Oren? Bibi himself? Nope. It’s Hillary Clinton

Aug 12 07:27

Fired professor voiced "legitimate outrage" over Gaza attack, say University of Illinois colleagues

Professors from within the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have called on the college to rescind its firing of Steven Salaita over the academic’s Palestine solidarity activities.

As reported previously on The Electronic Intifada, revelations from various sources have strongly suggested that the University of Illinois was lobbied by Zionist groups opposed to Salaita’s hiring as an associate professor in the Department of American Indian Studies. The sacking was condemned in an open letter by senior professors from around North America, and by the American Association of University Professors.

Now, in a statement sent to members and posted as a PDF file on its website, the executive committee for the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (CSAMES) at the University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign has spelled out its opposition to its own management’s actions.

Aug 12 07:27

Video: "Obama and Netanyahu are war criminals," says Dr. Cornel West in Washington

Aug 12 07:26

Zionist groups planned to lobby Univ. of Illinois trustees over Salaita appointment

Last week it was reported that University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Chancellor Phyllis Wise had abruptly terminated Salaita weeks before he was due to start teaching in a tenured position in the American Indian Studies Program.

This followed a media campaign against Salaita, a prominent advocate for the boycott of Israeli academic institutions, over tweets he made condemning Israel’s massacre in Gaza.

Wise’s move has drawn broad and forceful condemnation from heavyweight academics and organizations including the AAUP.

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Salaita should sue Phyllis Wise for violations of the First Amendment. Salaita has a right to express his personal opinion in tweets. Everyone who took part in this attempt to silence him is an enemy of America and all that it supposedly stands for!

Aug 12 07:24

South African Jewish students hounded after expressing solidarity with Gaza

The deputy class president of King David Victory Park, a prominent Jewish community school in Johannesburg, is one of three young men targeted with vitriolic abuse after being pictured wearing keffiyehs (traditional checkered scarves) “to show opposition to the human rights violations carried out against the people of Palestine.”

The photograph was taken when Joshua Broomberg and Wits University students Saul and Sam Musker — who are also Jewish — were in Thailand competing in the World Debating Championships.

But when the image was shared widely on social media, the three youths were met with hate messages, including the statement that “These boys should be killed like the children in Sderot [a town in present-day Israel, north of Gaza], they don’t deserve to breathe!”

Aug 11 14:32

Washington Threatens The World — Paul Craig Roberts

The consequence of Washington’s reckless and irresponsible political and military interventions in Iraq, Libya, and Syria has been to unleash evil. The various sects that lived in peace under the rule of Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi, and Assad are butchering one another, and a new group, ISIS, is in the process of creating a new state out of parts of Iraq and Syria.

The turmoil brought into the Middle East by the Bush and Obama regimes has meant death and displacement for millions and untold future deaths. As I write 40,000 Iraqis are stranded on a mountain top without water awaiting death at the hands of ISIS, a creation of US meddling.

Aug 11 11:38

REMEMBER THIS THE NEXT TIME YOU CHEER FOR THE YANKEES

New York Yankees Host Future Israel Soldiers

Aug 11 11:36

New York governor, other officials head to Israel

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top state legislators are heading to Israel this week for a two-day visit as a "demonstration of solidarity" with that country in the conflict in Gaza, the Democratic governor announced Sunday.

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Because everything in New York is just hunky-dorey and Cuomo et. al. have nothing more important to do than suck up to Israel!

Aug 11 11:25

At no stage did we say war over: Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened to press ahead with its deadly offesive in the blockaded Gaza Strip.

Netanyahu told a cabinet meeting in Tel Aviv on Sunday that the Israeli aerial and ground forces will launch more deadly attacks on the besieged Palestinian coastal enclave.

"Operation Protective Edge is continuing, at no stage did we say it was over. The operation will continue until we achieve our objectives - the return of quiet for a prolonged period," Netanyahu said.

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"They created a desolation, and they called it peace." -- Tacitus

Aug 11 10:49

Month-long war in Gaza has left a humanitarian and environmental crisis

Everywhere you look there is destruction: mosques, factories, schools, hospitals, universities and thousands of houses, many shattered into piles of bricks, glass and metal. Roads mangled by military tanks and bulldozers. Cities without electricity, pitch black at night. The main sewage plant disabled, polluting the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean.

Aug 11 10:14

NEVER TOO OLD TO FIGHT THE OCCUPATION

This video shows a Palestinian elder with a paper model of the kind of rocket the Palestinian resistance fires from Gaza fearlessly confronting Israeli occupation forces in the Bab al-Zawiya neighborhood of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron on Friday.

He does not back off even when a soldier fires towards him at close range.

Aug 11 10:14

#StayingHumanWithGaza ~~ IN PHOTOS

150,000 marched in London yesterday for Gaza. Thousands marched in New York as well … below are photos from that. Video follows

Aug 11 10:13

ACT FOR GAZA NOW

A rocket fell near us Tuesday in Beit Sahour. From the way it broke-up, we think it was one of the “iron dome” missiles that missed its mark (this happens to some 70-80% of missiles that are supposed to intercept Palestinian home-made rockets from Gaza). The owner of the house said of the significant damage: “we are with Gaza and continue to be”. Wars bring out the worse in people and the best in people.

Aug 11 09:37

BROOMSTICKS OVER GAZA

I think Israel did what it had to do to respond to the rockets,” Clinton said. Israel, she added, may have made some mistakes that led to civilian casualties, but that is what happens in the “fog of war.”

“I don’t know a nation … that hasn’t made errors, but ultimately the responsibility rests with Hamas,” Clinton said, pointing to the terrorist group’s rocket attacks against Israel and the way its fighters base their operations in civilian areas.

Aug 11 09:37

"Underground Vibrations and Noises:" Israel Prepares Attack on Lebanon

Yesterday, Maj. Gen. Sami Turgeman, Head of the Southern Command visited Jewish settlements surrounding Gaza.

Instead of being carried on the shoulders of happy settlers, he met the anger of those who found out that they have been tricked by illegitimate authorities.

Less reported but no less violent was a visit of Public Security Minister Aharonovitch, at the same time Kibbutz Kfar Aza (Kibbutz Village of Gaza).

The general fury at the authorities was the result of a call to denizens of Gaza Envelope (Otef Aza) to return to their homes after the end of the ground stage of Operation Strong Cliff. "It is safe to return home," official announcements claimed. They returned to their homes only to find that the bombings continue.

Aug 11 09:22

Democrat youth wing fires members who criticized Israel’s child killings

The College Democrats of America (CDA), the youth wing of the Democratic National Committee, forced two of its members to resign from leadership positions following a right-wing smear campaign this week.

They were branded anti-Semites after expressing anger at Israel’s assault on Gaza in a heated social media exchange.

Aug 11 09:21

Wounded Gazans arrive in Turkey for treatment

Four wounded Palestinians were flown into Ankara for medical treatment Monday, the first sign of Turkey's promised plan to evacuate thousands from the Gaza Strip.

Turkey said last week it was seeking Israeli and Egyptian agreement for an air corridor to provide humanitarian aid to Gaza after a month of bloodshed that has killed at least 1,939 Palestinians and 67 Israelis.

Aug 11 09:20

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Panelists talked about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Israel’s compliance with U.S. and international laws regarding its use of force against Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank.?Speakers included Tariq Khdeir, a Palestinian-American teenager who was arrested and detained by the Israeli Defense Forces.?Most of the speakers presented stories and examples of, in their words, Israel’s military and governmental abuses and hypocrisy.

Aug 11 09:18

Five Facts that the Israeli Government Would Prefer you did not Know

Binyamin Netanyahu claims to speak for the majority of world Jewry although, in fact, he represents only a minority of Jewish Israelis and Americans – those who support his right-wing, Likud Party. To many others, particularly in Europe, he is considered a US-financed, Zionist rabble-rouser with an extremist political agenda that rejects any Palestinian state and requires the ‘transfer’ of all indigenous Arabs out of former Palestine.

Aug 11 09:17

Israelis protest IDF Gaza bombing as deadly op drags on

Aug 11 08:11

Never ask me about peace again

Tears flowed until my body ran dry of them when I received a telephone call on Aug. 3, informing me that my family had been targeted by two F-16 missiles in the city of Rafah. Such was the fate of our family in a war that still continues, with every family in the Gaza Strip receiving its share of sorrow and pain.

Aug 11 07:52

Israeli army uses Gaza children as human shields

Since the assault on Gaza began, Israeli leaders and their supporters have repeatedly accused Hamas of using Palestinian civilians as human shields in an attempt to absolve Israel of responsibility for deliberately killing more than 1,600 Palestinian civilians in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Despite there being no evidence to prove this libelous claim, it has been unquestioningly echoed in major media outlets and invoked by US officials to blame Palestinians for their own slaughter. It has even been used to justify genocide against Palestinians in a newspaper ad created by anti-Palestinian extremists Shmuley Boteach and Elie Wiesel.

But the available evidence demonstrates that it is the Israeli army, not Hamas, that has been using Palestinians as human shields in Gaza.

Aug 11 07:52

IDF Hamas Human Shield Manual a Sloppy Forgery

Aug 10 13:25

HIGH DEMAND FOR KILLER SPERM IN ISRAEL

A man who serves in the army in a combat role is usually assumed to have impressive constitution which confirm the genetic aspirations of the women. They believe he will be fit, healthy, and have several other important attributes.”

Given the increased demand for specialized sperm, the donors’ bank looked into its database and discovered that all donors had served in the IDF and half had served in combat roles.

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The Nazis had something similar. Women who bore children from the "correct" fathers were awarded medals and special treatment.

Aug 10 11:21

200 Buses per Day to Annex Gush Etzion

Gush Etzion Regional Council announced on August 10, 2014, the opening of a bus service as part of the Jerusalem metropolitan lines. 200 Buses per day will connect the largest settlement bloc in the West Bank* with West Jerusalem in a strategic step towards its annexation.

Aug 10 11:16

An honest Israeli Jew tells the Real Truth about Israel

Aug 10 10:22

CEASEFIRE TALKS BETWEEN ISRAEL AND ISRAEL

Egypt seems to be trying to act as broker in negotiating a ceasefire between the warring factions of Israel and Palestine, BUT …. an important element is missing from those talks. The Palestinians are NOT being represented at all so what you have in actuality are talks between Israel and itself ….. talks that will obviously lead nowhere.

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This is a repeat of the "talks" to resolve the Ukraine crisis that included representatives of the US, the EU, and even Russia, but would not allow anyone form the independent Eastern Ukrainian Republics to take part.

Aug 10 10:02

Hollywood Studios Blacklist Penelope Cruz over Gaza Letter Accusing Israel of 'Genocide'

Actress Penelope Cruz and her husband Javier Bardem have roused the fury of Hollywood producers, with pledges made to snub the Spanish couple.

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Jewish control of Hollywood, so long dismissed as an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory, is now fully on display for the world to see.

Time to add Hollywood to the BDS boycott list!

Aug 10 08:45

Gaza Doctor Says Entire Families Have Completely Vanished

You can't gauge exactly what level, but from the people who have lost their loved ones and they have lost their homes, those kind of people, they tend to support somebody who will assist this sort of actions and will some sort take revenge for their big losses. And when you're speaking about almost 2,000 Palestinian dead, most, the vast majority of them, are women and children. And when you speak about almost 10,000 Palestinian injuries, of course, you can imagine the kind of sentiment in the hearts of those people who have lost everything, not forgetting about more than 20,000 homes which have been partially or totally destroyed. So the more killing you have in this streets, the more hatred will be implanted in the hearts of the people who have lost everything. And I think this will create more and more support for militant resistance against Israel.

Aug 10 08:25

Not Equal: Gaza in over 1000 frames

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And with Iraq a convenient media distraction, I expect Israel will really ramp up the massacre now!

Aug 10 08:14

'Brilliant and ethical' English professor 'loses his job' at top U.S. university after posting a series of anti-Israel Tweets

A ‘brilliant and ethical’ professor has lost his job at a major U.S. university over his anti-Israel remarks on Twitter, it has been claimed.

Steven Salaita had been offered a role at the University of Illinois on the American Indian Studies course – and the appointment was expected to be confirmed.

But according to the Huffington Post, there have been reports that his outspoken criticism of Israel’s part in the Gaza conflict may have cost him his job.

In one Tweet he told his followers: 'It's simple: either condemn #Israel's actions or embrace your identity as someone who's okay with the wholesale slaughter of children.’

Another read: 'Only #Israel can murder around 300 children in the span of a few weeks and insist that it is the victim.'

On the same day he wrote: 'It's quite simple, really: don't support any ideology whose practice results in dead children.'

According to the Huffington Post, the university has yet to comment on why the appointment was blocked.

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The story is that a local Jewish group contacted the University and threatened "action" if Salaita was hired. Now they are saying that even though they did send such a message, they are not responsible for the university's decision.

What is important to keep in mind is that Salaita did not make these remarks in the classroom, but in his private life. This underhanded campaign to ruin his career is a violation of his right to Freedom of Speech under the First Amendment and everyone who took part in this fiasco is an enemy of America and what it stands for.

Aug 10 08:09

ALL OUT FOR GAZA!

Sunday, August 10 at 2:30 p.m.
Israeli Consulate, 180
Bloor Street West |
TTC: St. George | Map
March at 3:30 p.m.

Join the Global Campaign!

Aug 10 07:53

Third mass protest for Gaza in a month in London

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150,000 showed up. Now imagine that number standing in front of every corporate media outlet and announcing they will boycott every product advertised by media that is caught lying to the public. Either the media will have to be truthful of lose their advertisers.

Aug 10 07:49

#GazaDayOfRage Dublin Ireland 09/08/2014

Aug 10 07:48

Rolling coverage of current situation in Gaza - 04:30 GMT (P.1)

Aug 10 07:48

Rolling coverage of current situation in Gaza - 04:30 GMT (P.2)

Aug 10 07:28

Native American Indians Take a Stand For Gaza

The parallels to the plight of the Palestinian people and Native Americans have been drawn by many. Speaking in San Francisco, Tony Gonzales of the American Indian Movement (AIM), ”with a common legacy of bantustans (homelands) – Indian reservations and encircled Palestinian territories – Native Americans understand well the situation of Palestinians.”

While there are certainly diverse views on nearly every political issue imaginable within Native American communities, a growing number are beginning to empathize with and see a disturbing parallel between what happened to the First Peoples of North America, and Palestinians in the Levant.

Aug 10 07:21

Israel is the Real Terrorist State

Aug 10 07:20

A slip of the tongue by a former mossad agent about the london bombings

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Start listening at 1:30, and continue to just after 2:00 when this former Mossad agent slips up and implies that Mossad did the 7/7 London bombing.

Aug 09 17:45

Israel PM fears war crime charges: Analyst

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is afraid of a possible international lawsuit by Palestinians against the Zionist regime to face war crime charges, an analyst tells Press TV.

Aug 09 17:39

Cruz, Bardem blacklisted over Gaza letter

Having chosen to remain silent vis-à-vis Israel’s massacre of Palestinians, Hollywood has moved one step further by blacklisting the stars, who said in an open letter that Tel Aviv is committing genocide.

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Jewish control of Hollywood, so long dismissed as an anti-semitic conspiracy theory, is now fully on display to the entire world!

Time to add Hollywood to the BDS list of boycotts.

Aug 09 14:10

#GazaUnderAttack~~ EGYPTIAN ‘INTELLIGENCE’S’ LACK OF SAME REGARDING PEACE IN GAZA

Egyptian ceasefire plan introduces PA control in Gaza

Aug 09 11:30

#GazaUnderAttack ~~ REACTIONS TO ISRAEL-HAMAS CEASEFIRE COLLAPSE

Analysts say that Gaza has bled too much to accept an easy truce with Israel, but fear this will usher in a “horrendous tragedy” that will further compound Palestinian suffering

Aug 09 10:05

The Occupation is Forever

The ‘two-state solution’ is perennially misunderstood. The solution envisaged has nothing to do with a possible spatio-political division of Israel-Palestine and the ending of the Occupation. Rather it is a public relations device to quell the qualms of those bleeding hearts who find the current impasse unsavory, to deny the necessity (indeed the inevitability) of a ‘one-state solution’, and ultimately to ensure the continuation of the Occupation.

Ditto the ‘peace process’.

Aug 09 09:19

Cynthia McKinney US lawmakers forced to sign support of Israel

Aug 09 09:17

Hamas: No clear Israeli response to demands

Israel did not provide a clear response to the Palestinian ceasefire conditions, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said Friday as truce talks stalled in Cairo.

At a news conference in Gaza City, Abu Zuhri said that the lack of response undermined Palestinian demands and that “Israeli stubbornness led to not extending the ceasefire.”

Aug 09 09:14

How Israel Used Its Own Civilians as Human Shields While Assaulting Gaza

Like so many Zionist accusations against Palestinian society (“They only understand force,” “They teach their children to hate,” “They never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity”) the human shields slander is a projection. Israel is the most militarized society on earth, with soldiers and military installations honeycombed throughout its civil society. With full military conscription for all men and women and reserve duty required for all Jews until they reach their 40s, Jewish Israelis alternate constantly between the role of civilian and soldier, blurring the line between the two.

Aug 09 09:14

Three Boston Demonstrations Mark Shift in Jewish Communal Politics on Israel

This week, three separate Jewish organizations held events on Israel and Palestine with messages that contrasted sharply with that of the nation’s largest Jewish organizations. While Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) and the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) continue to advocate full support for Israel’s actions against Palestinians, hundreds of Boston Jews this week felt compelled to oppose Israel’s bombing and take part in peaceful vigils calling for an end to Israel’s military occupation of Palestine.

Aug 09 09:05

BEX ALERT - Anti-Semitism flares in Europe amid Gaza war

Four weeks of fighting between Hamas militants and Israel fueled a rise in anti-Semitism outbursts across Europe, ranging from violent attacks to chants of "Deaths to the Jews" at anti-Israel demonstrations.

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Apparently the Toronto Star has redefined "Anti-Semitism" to mean any opposition to Israel committing war crimes.

Aug 09 08:58

Rolling Coverage of Current situation in Gaza (09:30 GMT)

Aug 08 12:59

Ecuador to open embassy in 'Palestine', president cancels visit to Israel

Foreign minister announces plans to open embassy for delegation now in Ramallah, 5 South American countries recall ambassadors to Israel.

Aug 08 12:38

We Have Had Enough of Elie Wiesel and His Ilk

The ad’s headline reads: “Jews rejected child sacrifice 3,500 years ago. Now it’s Hamas’ turn.” Wiesel’s statement is a blatant lie and the London Times knew it.

Jews have never stopped sacrificing their children. The Hannibal Protocol is an IDF directive that orders soldiers to take ‘necessary measures’ to prevent their comrades from being captured by enemy forces. ‘Necessary measures’ include risking the life of the Israeli soldier and anyone who happens to be in his vicinity. Similarly, the Kastner Affair shows that at the peak of the Shoah, Ben Gurion and the Zionist establishment were willing to sacrifice many Jewish lives on the altar of the Zionist goal.

Aug 08 10:37

Gaza

Aug 08 10:32

Glasgow flies Palestinian flag in support of Gaza

Scotland's Glasgow City Council has raised the Palestinian flag over the city chambers in a move to express its solidarity with the people of the Gaza Strip.

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So far the comments are all supportive, but I expect the megaphonies will soon pile in to denounce Scotland for daring top fly the flag of Palestine. But before they do, allow me to share some other flag raising not deemed controversial by the corporate media!

Aug 08 10:16

IDF Hamas Human Shield Manual a Sloppy Forgery - The Evidence

The Israeli Defense Force just got caught red handed manufacturing fake evidence to prop up their Gaza narrative

On August 4, 2014 the IDF released what they claimed to be scans of a captured Hamas combat manual which explains the benefits of human shields (Captured Hamas Combat Manual Explains Benefits of Human Shields). This juicy story got quite a few people excited, and within 2 days their blog post had over 81,000 likes on Facebook. It turns out though, that the documents that they uploaded were forgeries, and sloppy forgeries at that. The work was so shoddy that you don't even have to be an expert to see the mistake. Let's take a a look.

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Told ya! :)

Aug 08 09:58

Americans Are Falling for the Old Schoolyard Bully Trick: “He Hit Me First!”

The schoolyard bully is caught standing over the skinny, bloodied kid lying on the ground.

The teacher asks what happened.

The bully yells: “He hit me first!” Then he grabs his nose and pretends that he’s hurt.

This tactic is so common that there are 3.6 million Google hits for the phrase “bully pretends to be the victim”.

Aug 08 09:45

ISRAEL & PALESTINE: THE MAPS TELL THE TRUE STORY

The truth is that far from being the poor victim it likes to portray itself as, Israel is in fact the most aggressive and belligerent nation in the region, having invaded pretty much everyone it shares a border with.

The following maps show just who is wiping who off of the map!

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And for those Israeli supporters who insist there was never any such land as Palestine...

Aug 08 09:39

THE OAKLAND PALESTINE SOLIDARITY MURAL

resented by Art Forces, the Estria Foundation and NorCal Friends of Sabeel, the Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural is a monumental work of public art located in Uptown Oakland on 26th Street between Telegraph and Broadway. The mural pays homage to the history of Bay Area public art and expresses solidarity with Palestinians as bombs continue to fall on Gaza.

The Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural adopts the image of the tree as a central motif and global visual signifier to link seemingly disparate issues and distant locations. Spanning 157 feet and reaching 22 feet high, the mural is comprised of nine separate panels, where each artist or team of artists has painted his or her own interpretation of a tree to address social and political issues.

Aug 08 09:38

HAMAS IS NOT IN A POSITION OF POWER TO WAGE WAR AGAIN

Hamas has legitimate demands for it to have continued, but they are dealing with a most stubborn entity which is backed by US unlimited funding.

Aug 08 09:27

Gaza Strip: Boycott Israeli Products App Gets 350,000 Supporters

An app that allows users to search for a product linked to targeted companies or countries in order to boycott them has seen a significant surge in users signing up to anti-Israel campaigns.

Buycott catalogues brands and their affiliations and lets users set up campaigns to either help or avoid funding certain causes. By scanning a product's barcode with their smartphone camera, consumers are able to determine which brands are associated with which campaigns.

Aug 08 08:07

SIX MILLION JEWS 1915-1938 HD

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Objective researchers have come to doubt the "6 Million Jews" claim of World War 2. But as it turns out, the Zionists have been using the "6 Million" theme for far longer, going back to World War 1!

Aug 08 08:04

Not killing Gazans ‘moral mistake’: Netanyahu

He added that the attacks on UN schools were not only appropriate, but that it would have “been a moral mistake” to not attack those schools, because it would’ve given Hamas de facto permission to launch attacks from those schools.

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Netanyahu just confessed to a war crime, first by admitting the UN schools were directly targeted, and second by admitting that HAMAS had not in fact already been using the schools for launching attacks.

Aug 08 07:49

Israel accused of war crimes (UK Parliament)

Aug 08 07:34

PM: We're Fighting for the West, Not Just for Us

In interviews with international media Thursday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu pressed Israel's case on defending citizens from Hamas' terror attacks. By fighting Hamas, the leading edge of Islamist terrorism, Israel is defending not only itself, but the entire Western world.

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So, Netanyahu's excuse for the war has gone from "They killed three teenagers", to "They shot rockets at us after we bombed them; how dare they do that", to "This is a war against Islam! (You should go kill them for us)."

I wonder if Israel will try to pull another 9-11 to get us angry at their enemies again (like they did in the Lavon affair and the attack on the USS Liberty)

Aug 08 07:25

Jewish group that sent email promising action denies role in Steven Salaita firing

The Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation has told The Electronic Intifada it had no role in the University of Illinois’ decision to terminate professor Steven Salaita.

This is despite the fact that its director had sent an email on 22 July reassuring constituents concerned by Salaita’s social media use that “leaders in the [Champaign-Urbana] Jewish community take this issue quite seriously and are addressing this matter to the best of our abilities.”

Aug 08 07:23

BBC agrees to air Gaza charity appeal after getting Israel’s permission

The BBC announced Thursday morning that it would broadcast an emergency charity appeal for Gaza Friday — but only after it was reassured that it won’t face censure from the Israeli government for doing so.

This is in stark contrast to 2009, when another Israeli massacre in Gaza was drawing to an end. Then, the BBC, along with Sky, refused to air an appeal from the same body – the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) — even though other major television networks, including Channel 4, did so.

The BBC’s then director general, Mark Thompson, said at the time that broadcasting the DEC appeal would breach impartiality guidelines, as funds were being raised for Gaza but not Israel.

Aug 08 07:23

Community leader, beloved grandfather shot dead by Israelis as he carried white flag

Muhammad Qdeih, 65, was shot dead while carrying a white flag to signal to Israeli soldiers that he was an unarmed civilian.

He was killed on 25 July right at the staircase of his house, where his daughter Mufida, a homemaker in her forties, stood speaking to The Electronic Intifada in the village of Khuzaa, east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

“They killed the man who taught me the meaning of devotion to the community and to the Palestinian cause,” Mufida said, gesturing towards the staircase. “He inspired me to take part in protests and solidarity events for prisoners.”

Aug 08 07:09

National Demonstration for Gaza. Saturday 9 August. No excuses. Be there

National Demonstration for Gaza
London Saturday 9 August
Assemble 12 Noon BBC Portland Place
March to Hyde Park via US Embassy

No excuses. This must be the largest ever UK demonstration for Gaza.

Aug 07 13:44

Members in US politics who hold dual US/Israeli citizenship

Good thread, and I would like to make a request. Please add to this lists of media people, medical people, education related people, technology related people, CEO's, communications company owners, and anything else you can think of here. This would be a great thread for documenting the Israeli takeover of everything. Hmm, don't forget Hollywood. Let's try to keep this thread as more or less a list so it is concentrated info.

Aug 07 12:11

FLASHBACK - Judea Declares War on Germany


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Posted at reader request: Today Israel is screaming about how "unfair" the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions movement is to "poor suffering Israel" (reg Trademark Tel Aviv). but history shows that the same people have never hesitated to use boycotts against others, as this newspaper from 1933 shows.

Following their defeat in WW1, Germany had been forced to accept a privately-owned central bank under the Treaty of Versailles. This privately-owned bank looted the German people and eventually led to the runaway inflation of the Wiemar Republic. When Hitler came to power he kicked out the private central bankers and returned control of the currency to the government. This triggered an economic boom in Germany which would later be described as the "German Miracle" and lead to TIME Magazine making Hitler their Man of the Year for the amazing economic changes he had brought to Germany.

Those changes, of course, were a direct threat to the private central banks, both because citizens in other countries wondered why they could not have the same system of government-issued currency that was working so well for Germany (especially here in the United States, which had been started a with government-issued currency), and because nations enslaved to private central banks cannot economically compete with nations not so encumbered and plundered.

So, the cartel of private central bankers organized a global boycott against the new German monetary system almost the moment it was born, to ruin Germany and drive it back into the clutches of the private central bankers. It was this economic war that set the stage for the emergence of WW2, while the financial predations of the Rothschilds bankers became the foundation of the German peoples' animosity towards Jews.

As a side note, the article gives the total Jewish population of Germany as just over half a million, quite a far cry from the claimed six million supposedly exterminated by the Nazis.

Aug 07 11:34

War-Bambi Awarded Palestinian Lands

A Confiscation Order was issued by the IDF against lands of the Palestinian village Ein Yabrud on August 7, 2014. The land will be used for an access road to lands that even Israel Police recognizes as robbed by Jewish settlers.

The confiscation order benefits Amona, an outpost of the settlement Ofra, near Ramallah. Outposts are considered illegitimate by the government of Israel, while settlements are recognized and generously supported by Zion. *

Eventually, outposts and settlement hope to grow and melt into a single entity. The Hebrew word for outpost, ma'ahaz, means "holder," referring to a temporary structure aimed at keeping ownership. Ariel and Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut are two city-sized settlements created in such a way.

During the process, they aim to enclose Palestinian lands and then deny entrance to the owners. No farming the land is a popular excuse for the later expropriation of the land from Palestinians.

Aug 07 11:31

ISRAEL GLOATING IN ITS FAKE VICTORY

The national chorus is trying to fake a victory. In the absence of many achievements, they’re also trying to fake the fall of Hamas. Previously it had faked “national unity,” “steadfastness” and of course the heroism and morality of the Israel Defense Forces. It has dismissed the volleys of global criticism as anti-Semitism. That’s our national chorus, the chorus of fakers.

Aug 07 10:17

Tens of Thousands March on White House for Gaza

A pro-Palestinian rally drew thousands of people outside the White House who came to express their outrage. [PHOTOS]

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"I don't have to listen to you! I am the President! L'état, c'est moi!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 07 10:03

Israel deliberately attacks Gaza health workers: Amnesty

Amnesty International has accused the Israeli regime of conducting “deliberate attacks” on hospitals and health workers in the Gaza Strip, calling for an immediate investigation into Tel Aviv’s aggression.

The international human rights body on Thursday published testimonies from health workers and ambulance personnel who had worked in the besieged enclave while “bombs and bullets were killing or injuring their colleagues.”

Aug 07 09:53

Bennett: IDF Ready to Strike Back Immediately

Economics Minister Naftali Bennett said that he was fully behind Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu when he says that Israel would respond with full force if Hamas resumed its attacks on Israel.

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Can we dispense with this idea that HAMAS is attacking Israel? When those three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and killed (by abductors who spoke Hebrew on the recording of the cell phone call) in the West Bank, Netanyahu blamed HAMAS in Gaza, even though Israeli police in the West Bank had already concluded that HAMAS had nothing to do with that crime, and even the Israeli media admits that the two suspects named by the Israeli government are not part of HAMAS, but of a group known for disobeying HAMAS and trying to cause trouble for them.

But Netanyahu declared HAMAS, the legally elected government of Gaza, responsible for a crime in the West Bank, and launched bombing raids on July 7th into Gaza using the very latest high-tech weapons provided by the US Government and paid for by the US taxpayers.

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 07 09:46

British MP George Galloway Declares His City 'Israeli-Free'

Controversial far-left British MP George Galloway has declared his constituency an "Israel-free zone", in comments that are bound to invite further allegations of racism.

The notoriously anti-Israel Galloway told a meeting of the Respect Party which he heads that Israelis of any persuasion were "not welcome" in Bradford, where serves as MP.

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Good for George!

Aug 07 09:39

Hamas: We’ll resume attacks Friday morning if blockade not lifted

Thousands demonstrate in Gaza, demand new strikes; Israel says it is poised to respond as needed; Israeli delegation returning to Cairo with input on truce talks; Obama slams Hamas but calls for end to blockade

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Israel set this up by offering to extend the cease-fire "under the current terms" which means Israel gets to go on starving the Gazans, keeping the borders shut, denying the Gazans use of their own seaport and fishing waters, and of course, letting Israel grab the natural gas deposits off of the Gaza coast. This was something HAMAS could never agree to, which is what Israel wanted so they could posture they were trying to make peace and it is all HAMAS' fault for not living their lives the way Netanyahu wants them to.

It is a shame these two hurricanes bearing down on us here in Hawaii are not aimed at Netanyahu instead!

Aug 07 09:28

Israeli Army Summarily Executed Fleeing Civilians In Southern Gaza

Even before a short-lived ceasefire allowed journalists to enter the besieged southern Gaza strip town of Khuzaa on 1 August, desperate reports of an Israeli massacre — including execution-style shootings — had emerged from survivors who had escaped to nearby Khan Younis.

Once journalists were able to enter the choked-off village, they found slain bodies and the stench of decay. Journalist Jesse Rosenfeld described one scene, among several, that appeared to be the site of a summary execution

Aug 07 09:27

AMERICAS FIRST VICTIM OF THE WAR IN GAZA

Steven Salaita was fired from his position as associate professor in the American Indian Studies program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) apparently over views critical of Israel, especially its current massacre in Gaza.

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Someone needs to sue the regents of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for violations of the First Amendment, and the regents should be made to pay the costs of the settlement PERSONALLY! Everyone who took part in the firing is an enemy of America!

Aug 07 09:25

WE DON’T WANT YOU HERE!

This video was produced by the The Parents Circle – Family Forum to protest the ongoing escalation. The PCFF is a joint Palestinian Israeli organization of over 600 families, all of whom have lost a close family member as a result of the prolonged conflict.

The organization is trying to advance the idea that the process of reconciliation between nations is a prerequisite to achieving sustainable peace.

Aug 07 09:12

How Obama’s Support of Israel Undermines U.S. Foreign Policy. Americans’ Distrust in Their Government

Blasting Gaza into rubble has affected the average American in ways that U.S. politicians will learn to regret. The result will be more than simply bleeding hearts for dead Palestinian children (430 at last count). There is a deeper political effect happening, as young and old alike realize for the first time the cancerous lies coursing through the veins of the U.S. media and political system.

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Aug 07 09:10

Over 1,600 Israeli troops injured in Gaza war: Media

Israeli officials say at least 1,620 soldiers have been injured during violent clashes with Palestinian resistance fighters over the past few weeks.

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So let's all feel sympathy for those poor suffering invading barbarians!

Aug 07 08:56

Gaza conflict: 360-degree panorama of flattened town of Khuza'a, Gaza

Devastation wrought by an earlier bombardment of Khuza'a, a small farming town less than half-a-mile from Gaza's south-eastern border with Israel, is plain to see.

A furious assault that residents say began on July 20 levelled much of Khuza'a - leaving whole streets flattened, once-grand mosque domes reduced to ground level and the local council's "Bon Voyage Khusa'a" sign lying crumpled in bits like an unfortunate joke at the town entrance.

One man recalled counting 360 shell attacks in a single hour.

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Frankly, I am amazed that this was allowed to be seen in the Telegraph!

Aug 07 08:52

Stars Face Hollywood Backlash in War of Words Over Israel

This story first appeared in the Aug. 15 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

When the latest battle in Gaza finally is over, as someday it will be, hard feelings could linger in the corner offices of Hollywood toward the stars who have voiced anti-Israel sentiments. But will the artists who criticize Israel military strikes -- particularly married Spaniards Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, who accused the country of "genocide" in a widely circulated July 25 letter -- suffer career backlash in a town whose power brokers tend to be strong supporters of Israel?

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"Career backlash" is what these folks are going to suffer, unfortunately, most likely in perpetuity, for having had the temerity to tell the truth about what has gone on in Israel this last month.

Trust me: we know.

The phone calls don't get returned, or if they do, they are full of vile insults and epithets. "The word" goes out that these people should be considered permanently unemployable, and no major director/producer will ever want to be seen in public with them, even at 100 paces away.

To Hollywood elites these 104 artists who signed this letter have become the "kryptonite of conscience", and these people must be personally and professionally shunned, for having told the truth about what has gone on in Israel.

The slaughter of over 200 innocent children can never, ever be conflated with the "self defense" of the Israeli people. The slaughter was deliberate and intentional.

The IDF had the GPS coordinates of every single school they destroyed, knowing full well they were filled with frightened civilians.

And for the claim that Hamas had stuck bombs in every school and mosque: where, please, is the forensic evidence that this ever happened?!?

Neither the Israeli government nor the IDF has any tangible proof; it is simply a blanket claim to justify continued slaughter.

There is no "less than", in a truly moral world, where all people should have the right to life and the pursuit of their dreams.

Unfortunately, the Israeli government, after decades of demonizing Palestinians, actually believes their own rhetoric, so the killing of innocent Palestinians means absolutely nothing to them.

And as to John Voigt's statement:

Jon Voight penned an open letter Aug. 2 demanding that Cruz, 40, and Bardem, 45, "hang your heads in shame." Wrote Voight: "I am asking all my peers who signed that poison letter against Israel to examine their motives. Can you take back the fire of anti-Semitism that is raging all over the world now?"

Perhaps Mr. Voight, instead of absolving the Israeli government and the IDF from all responsibility for this slaughter, should have realized that any military campaign based on a false charge that Hamas had killed 3 Israeli teens,and which would ultimately kill and wound thousands of innocent Palestinians (including 200 kids) might have a backlash against innocent Jews around the world.

But the people who did this were not the 104 artists who signed this letter: it was the Israeli government and the IDF which caused this to happen, period, end of discussion. The signers of this petition merely pointed out what happened.

Israel's "victim card" has been maxed out as of late, and people around the world are seeing it for what it is; an excuse to visit every possible evil and death against Palestinians, rather than making the hard choices that go with a negotiated peace, where both the Palestinians, and the Israelis, win.

Jewish control of Hollywood, so long denied, is now fully on display for the world to see.

Aug 07 08:46

As Palestinians Go to ICC, Human Rights Watch Alleges Israeli War Crimes for Shooting Fleeing Gazans

As the 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza enters its second day, Palestinian officials have been meeting with prosecutors at the International Criminal Court to push for a probe of alleged war crimes committed by Israel during the 29-day offensive that left nearly 1,900 Palestinians dead. Israel has said it attempted to avoid civilian casualties in Gaza and accused Hamas of putting its people in harm’s way by launching rockets from within densely populated districts. In a report this week, Human Rights Watch accused Israeli soldiers of shooting and killing fleeing civilians in Gaza, citing interviews with seven Palestinians in the village of Khuza’a. We air testimony from Khuza’a residents who survived the attacks, and speak to Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth.

Aug 07 08:27

Israeli soldiers having fun while bombing houses in Gaza

Aug 07 07:52

Anti-war mood in Britain grows as bombing of Gaza intensifies

As the deaths in Gaza from targeted Israeli bombings steadily mount, international public opinion appears to be turning against Israel.

Aug 07 07:51

They Came... and Then... They Were Gone.

As Mark Twain noted some while ago, “there are lies, damned lies and then there are statistics.” Here's some living and viable (irony alert) truth on that account. When they're not making war on defenseless people, or playing at genocide the way some of us might play Gin or Backgammon; you know, to relax and engage in a little back and forth. Of course, their idea of back and forth is not like the rest of us. They got a motto over there, besides the one that talks about waging war by deception. It goes this way, 'Use force and... if that doesn't work, use more force.”

Aug 07 07:33

Online Community Outraged As Fox News Anchor Ignores Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

Fox News anchor Sean Hannity has been slated by online communities for giving a biased account of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after he lamented that Israeli children could not play outside despite the death of about 400 Palestinian children.

Aug 07 07:31

Protesters condemn biased US media coverage of Israeli war on Gaza

Thousands of peace activists have held a demonstration in New York City to protest against Israel’s crimes in Gaza and the biased coverage they receive in the US media, Press TV reports.

Despite the rain, more than 7,000 people gathered on Friday near Columbus Circle on the upper west side of Manhattan to show solidarity with the oppressed people of Palestine, Press TV's correspondent Caleb Maupin reports from New York.

The protest, which was organized by the International Action Center, began in front of the headquarters of CNN, a news broadcaster that a demonstrator said is functioning almost like a public relations department for Israel.

Aug 07 07:17

Shoppers Use App To Boycott Israel In Grocery Store Aisles

Today, more than a year since the app first gained ground, Buycott’s fastest-growing campaigns are those allowing shoppers to avoid products deemed to support Israel.

As the Israel-Gaza conflict has intensified in recent days, Buycott has seen a surge in users joining groups with names like ‘Avoid Israeli Settlement Products’ and ‘Long Live Palestine Boycott Israel.’

The latter was created in April by a British teenager, but floundered with a few hundred members through mid-July. It now counts over 220,000 shoppers as users, with its numbers climbing daily.

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GOOD!!!

Aug 07 07:14

Netanyahu says deaths in Gaza ‘justified’ as he offers to extend truce with Hamas militants

Israel is ready to extend its ceasefire in the Gaza Strip beyond the current truce, which is scheduled to expire at 8am on Friday, an official has said.

Israel had “expressed its readiness to extend the truce under its current terms”, the official added, referring to the three-day cessation of hostilities agreed on Tuesday.

But Moussa Abu Marzouk, a senior figure in Hamas, the Palestinian group controlling the Gaza Strip, said on social media: “There is no agreement to extend the ceasefire.”

Sami Abu Zuhri, a spokesman for Hamas, added that “extending the 72-hour calm for another period was not discussed” during indirect talks in Egypt between the Israelis and Palestinians.

The Palestinian delegation includes negotiators from Hamas, as well as members of Islamic Jihad and the Palestinian Authority.

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“It was justified. It was proportionate.”, MY ASTROLABE!!!!

Any military attack which kills over 200 innocent children is neither, sir, and you know it.

Right now, the government of Israel, and the IDF, can collectively be characterized as having the morals of a trout; this was not self-defense, it was genocide, pure and simple.

Aug 07 07:04

Israel 'willing to extend Gaza ceasefire'

Israel is willing to extend a ceasefire that ended a month of fighting in Gaza beyond a Friday deadline, an Israeli official has said, but Hamas has denied that a new deal has been reached.

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Israel is trying to look good by saying they want to extend the cease-fire, but the trick is in the phrase "under the current terms" which means the borders to Gaza remain closed, Israel limits the food allowed into Gaza to 2300 calories per person per day, Gaza is not allowed to use their own seaport and fishing grounds, and of course, Israel controls Gaza's natural gas fields. In other words, Israel's offer is to go on with Israel getting everything they want, while Gaza gets nothing. HAMAS will not accept that, and frankly, neither would I.

Aug 07 07:00

EU calls for opening of crossing points to Gaza

The EU Thursday welcomed all initiatives which would be designed to address the root causes of the Palestine question.

"The status quo ante in Gaza is not an option," Sebastien Brabant, a spokesman for EU High Representatie Catherine Ashton, told a news conference.

He underlined the importance of improving the living conditions of the population in Gaza including by opening the crossing points.

Aug 07 06:58

The Zionist-CreatedScofield 'Bible'

World Zionist leaders initiated a program to change America and its religious orientation. One of the tools used to accomplish this goal was an obscure and malleable Civil War veteran named Cyrus I. Schofield. A much larger tool was a venerable, world respected European book publisher--The Oxford University Press.

The scheme was to alter the Christian view of Zionism by creating and promoting a pro-Zionist subculture within Christianity. Scofield's role was to re-write the King James Version of the Bible by inserting Zionist-friendly notes in the margins, between verses and chapters, and on the bottoms of the pages. The Oxford University Press used Scofield, a pastor by then, as the Editor, probably because it needed such as man for a front. The revised bible was called the Scofield Reference Bible, and with limitless advertising and promotion, it became a best-selling "bible" in America and has remained so for 90 years.

Aug 07 06:57

Brother Nathaniel sounds off on the Scofield Bible

Aug 07 06:56

How Christians were Hoodwinked by the Scofield Bible

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The zionists have successfully bamboozled American Christians into unquestioning support of the state of Israel by exploiting the myth of the "End Times." But most of the "End Times" mythology doesn't exist in the actual source texts of the Bible. To accomplish their goal, the Zionists needed to replace the traditional bibles with one of their own crafting; the Scofield Bible. This piece of propaganda was created to allow Israel to control the minds of Christians and turn them into (as Stalin described them) "Useful idiots."

Aug 07 06:45

The movement that dare not speak its name in Israel

Levy’s unpardonable crime is vocal opposition to the war and to the bombing of Gaza. According to recent polls support for the military operation in Gaza among the Jewish Israeli public stands somewhere between 87% (Channel 10 News) and 95% (Israel Democracy Institute). Even those who are secretly against the war are cautious about voicing their opinion openly.

Thus public opinion went ballistic when Levy attacked those who were bombing Gaza by inverting the well known Hebrew phrase “Hatovim La tayyis” – which means: the best ones go to the air force – by writing “Haraim La tayyis“: the worst ones go to the air force. Even in a time of peace this would be seen as a provocative statement, a heresy against what Levy sees as Israel’s real religion: military security. But in its current mood, this is not the sort of thing that you can easily say out loud.

Aug 06 18:26

Your statement on the UNRWA school was pretty tough. I don’t think anyone can deny that.

Aug 06 17:38

Why Aren't ISIS and Al-Qaeda Attacking Israel?

With the recent slaughter of Palestinians taking place on television screens across the world, only the grossly misinformed would believe that Israel’s Palestinian extermination program is actually “self-defense.”

Yet for all of Israel’s whining about how it is being targeted by “Islamic extremists” and “terrorists,”(which should be translated to mean Palestinians, Iran, or any other secular or nationalist Arab government in the region) there is a curious and deafening silence when it is confronted with actual terrorists and Muslim fanatics such as ISIS, al-Nusra, and the myriad of other fundamentalist groups waging jihad in Syria and Iraq.

This bizarre silence has yet to raise the eyebrows of the somnambulant general public.

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Aug 06 16:02

Antisemitic threats to children on Sydney bus spark police investigation

Police are investigating reports that a group of Jewish schoolchildren heading home on a bus were victims of a vicious antisemitic attack by a group of teenagers in Sydney.

The children, aged between five and 12, were distraught after the group boarded the bus headed to Bondi Junction on Wednesday afternoon and began screaming antisemitic abuse, a mother of three of them said.

Jacqui Blackburn told the Daily Telegraph her three daughters had called her saying: “Please help us mummy, there’s eight drunk men that have just been let on to our school bus.

“They’re screaming, ‘Heil Hitler, kill the Jews ... we’re going to cut your throats’ ... then the phone cut off.”

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This is an obvious and pathetic hate crime hoax by Israel's supporters trying to regain their victim status by screaming "anti-semitism." But look at the facts. The bus driver of this school bus of young Jewish schoolchildren STOPPED THE BUS, AND OPENED THE DOORS, TO LET THESE "DRUNKEN ADULTS" come onto the bus to scream "Heil Hitler" at the kids. Clearly this was staged and continues a long history of hate crime hoaxes perpetrated by Israel's supporters to stifle criticism of Israel's actions.

There is a long history of such hoaxes, from Claremont College professor Kerri Dunn painting swastikas on her car to the Jewish student at George Washington University who painted swastikas on her own door, then claimed to be the victim of anti-Semitism.

The reason I think this is a hoax is simple. When you are a child and you play cops and robbers, you wanted to be the cops, right? When you played cowboys and indians, you wanted to be the cowboys, right? Nobody wants to play at being the losers and the Nazis lost the war. There are no real nazis wannabes; they are all fakes staged for propaganda purposes.

Second point; WW2 happened in the first half of the previous century, long before most of us were born. The Nazis are all gone and Hitler has been dead for a very long time. Nobody cares about swastikas any more. They are not relevant to the 21st century. The only people keeping those relics alive are the Israelis, for propaganda purposes, so they can wave "Nazi" at us from the last century when anyone dares complain about the atrocities taking place today in Gaza.

Aug 06 14:30

Join our protest to express your solidarity with the innocent victims of the ongoing Israeli operation in the Gaza strip.

Join our protest to express your solidarity with the innocent victims of the ongoing Israeli operation in the Gaza strip.
Enough is Enough, how money more children and innocent civilians should die or be displaced before the situation gets resolved.

in front of Arizona State Capitol

1700 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Aug 06 14:19

jewish settler hate

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This is what the Palestinians have to live with every day.

Aug 06 14:18

Brave Israeli Soldiers

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These guys don;t do so well without those US-supplied tanks, F-16s, missiles, and bombs.

Aug 06 14:17

The Thirteenth TribeTHE KHAZAR EMPIRE AND ITS HERITAGE

“In Khazaria, sheep, honey, and Jews exist in large quantities.”

Muqaddasi, Descriptio Imperii Moslemici (tenth century).

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Aug 06 13:43

Senator David Norris Rips Israel Apart In Ireland's Parliament!! MUST SEE!!

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This is the video mentioned by John in Barbados.

Aug 06 13:43

5,000 Texans March For Gaza

The revolutionary spirit is alive and well in Texas, as demonstrated by the droves who came out in support of Palestine and to call for change in Israeli actions.

Aug 06 12:38

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

Aug 06 12:37

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

Aug 06 12:26

Israel publishes 'Hamas manual' boasting about the propaganda value of Gaza civilian deaths

Israel has published a 'Hamas manual' which it claims boasts about the propaganda value of Gaza civilian deaths and the advantages of operating in populated area.

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And if you believe THAT one, I have some of Saddam's nuclear weapons to sell you!

Remember the "laptop of death" that supposedly proved Iran was building a bomb? That tracked back to Israel's "By Way of Deception, Thou Shalt Do War" Mossad.

Remember the forged Niger yellow cake documents?

How many times do you have to be lied to before you understand you are being lied to?

Even if HAMAS actually held that theory that civilian deaths worked for them, why would they write it down knowing Israel's spies would eventually find it and use it against them?

THINK, people, THINK. Look for what should be there and isn't. Once you start thinking, the lies used to launch and justify wars become very obvious.

Aug 06 11:43

Ebbing Israel support among youth and liberals stirs alarm

Congressional staffers and pro-Israel activists worry about long-term sustainability of broad US support for Israel in Congress

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Hey, what’s not to love about genocidal maniacs in power?

Aug 06 11:27

A majority of people don’t like their own member of Congress.

House members at home for August recess might want to hide their congressional pins: A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds a record-high share of Americans disapprove of their own congressman/woman.

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Which means any incumbents hanging on to their seats in November have to be assumed to have stolen the elections.

Aug 06 11:25

Knesset member: Retake Gaza, put civilians in ‘tent camps’

Likud MK Moshe Feiglin called for Israel to reconquer the Gaza Strip and for the military to set up tent encampments for Gaza civilians near the Sinai border, “until relevant emigration destinations are determined.”

Aug 06 10:13

Israeli PM Netanyahu holds press conference

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The US corporate media, which doesn't even want to talk with anyone from Gaza, is giving Netanyahu the star treatment and allowing him to use their networks to repeat the already discredited (in some cases by Israel's own media) lies about why Israel "had to" murder a thousand Gazans. Netanyahu is pushing "terror tunnels" and seems to forget that when the Nazis has the Warsaw ghetto surrounded, the way Israel surrounds Gaza, tunnels were dug to bring in needed supplies and were destroyed by the Nazis BUT WITHOUT BOMBING THE GHETTO ITSELF. Netanyahu is also claiming that mortars were being fired from within the UN schools, which the UN flatly denies and for which there is absolutely no evidence.

My first thought when seeing Netanyahu's face on the TV was to switch channels, but then I had another thought. I grabbed my handy-dandy Voice Stress Analyzer and put it next to the TV and snapped the following image, which tells us that Netanyahu knows he is lying.


Aug 06 10:03

Israel Let US in on Plans to Destroy Gaza Economy in 2008 – Wikileaks

The US embassy in Tel Aviv had access to reliable information about Israel’s intention to keep Gazaeconomy functioning at the lowest possible level, Wikileaks website said on Monday, citing the US diplomatic document.

“Israeli officials have confirmed to Embassy officials on multiple occasions that they intend to keep the Gazan economy functioning at the lowest level possible consistent with avoiding a humanitarian crisis,” reads the document as quoted by Wikileaks.

A diplomatic dispatch was sent by the embassy to the US State and Treasury Departments on November 3, 2008.

In order to achieve its goals, Israeli government introduced a tight monetary policy in the Gaza Strip, cutting the financing of the enclave, as it considered Gaza a “hostile entity.”

A new portion of diplomatic leaks was published on the Wikileaks website amid a new round of ongoing confrontation between Israel and Hamas militants.

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One has to ask: what in the name of heaven (or hell) does the Israeli government have on individuals in the US government to completely prevent it from acting in an honorable way, when it comes to Israeli oppression of Palestinians?!?!?

Perhaps that 9/11 was an inside job, enabled and abetted by Israeli operatives?

Aug 06 09:43

Online petition urges ‘Nuremberg for Israel’ over ‘genocide of Palestinians’

Hundreds of Italians have signed an online petition slamming Israel's actions in the Gaza Strip as a “slow genocide” of the Palestinians and demanding a "Nuremberg trial" for Israel over the “destruction” of Palestine.

The petition was signed by 525 Italians, mainly academics, Haaretz reported. The signees say they are dismayed by the events in Gaza and accuse Israel of pursuing colonial policies and "ethnic cleansing" of the Palestinians.

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"Yes, Israel is pursuing colonial policies and 'ethnic cleansing' of the Palestinians. That is what we do! But is is anti-Semitic and hate of the Jews for you to mention it!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Aug 06 09:42

Britain’s Israel Lobby, The Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI) Pressures HM’s Goverment: Is David Cameron Complicit in War Crimes?

Is David Cameron’s refusal to condemn what is apparently a prima facie war crime by the IDF, in Gaza, worrying evidence that the CFI, Conservative Friends of Israel, (AKA the British branch of the Israel lobby) has infiltrated government to the extent that it now influences UK foreign policy in the same way that AIPAC in America determines the US foreign policy agenda?

Yesterday’s resignation of a former Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party, the talented, ex Minister of State at the Foreign Office, Baroness Warsi, would seem to indicate that such a situation does indeed pertain within the Cameron government to the obvious detriment of democracy; the adherence to international law and the Geneva Conventions and the sanctity of human life – in particular, that of the child.

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Gee, YA THINK?!?!?!?

Aug 06 09:40

THE PALESTINIAN CONNECTION TO HIROSHIMA

Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick explained eloquently about the real reasons for dropping the bombs instead of the mythology that is told in school books in America. But does that really make any difference on the horror of what Truman and his generals visited on humanity? Those of us in the medical field understand clinically what radiation poisoning does to the human body but politicians also know that and Truman had detailed reports from the earlier experiments. I met so many hibakushas (survivors of the nuclear blast) and their children and grandchildren. Many told us of the dramatic death of children by leukemia and other cancers and of the congenital deformities. It was more than we could take even as visitors so I can only begin to imagine the actual feelings of people here.
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Aug 06 09:39

WAIT TILL THE ZIOS SEE THIS …

London Times Rejects Elie Wiesel Ad Against Hamas’ Use of Human Shields

Aug 06 09:38

‘WE OWE IT TO THE MURDERED TEENS TO CONTINUE THE WAR IN GAZA’

WOW! Pretty powerful words in that headline! I hope no one out there thought they were mine ….

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They are the ‘thoughts’ of the extreme right in Israel, who once again are extremely wrong.

Three Israeli teenagers kidnapped and murdered by Hamas were the victims of a premeditated execution by their captors, and were never meant to be used as bargaining chips to free imprisoned terrorists, according to a US official involved in the case. (FROM)

NOW READ THIS

After three weeks of Israel’s bloody war on Gaza mainly under the pretext of alleged abduction of three Israeli teenagers by Hamas, the Israeli police have acknowledged that the kidnappers were not acting under the orders of the resistance movement. (FROM)

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Aug 06 08:08

What if the Children Dying in Gaza were Jews?

Let’s do a thought experiment and imagine that the Arabs had gotten the better of the Israelis in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War and after years of conflict, all that was left of Israel was the Gaza strip.

Assume for a moment that instead of Palestinians, over 1.8 million Jews were crammed into the 11 mile Gaza strip and the state of Palestine, subsidized and supported by a superpower, was administering the calories to the Jews in Gaza, keeping them to a limit of 2,300 a day.

Aug 06 07:51

IDF-Embedded Reporter Says It Fired Guided Missile at UNWRA School, Killing 15 Civilians

An Israeli reporter for Maariv, Aviram Zino, has been embedded with an IDF unit during the current invasion. Noam R writes in his Israeli political blog about Zino’s fawning enthusiastic response to being given the chance of a lifetime to be a reporter in the middle of the “action.” His reporting comes across as cheerleading rather than objective journalism. But in spite of himself, Zino reveals a damning fact that impeaches the IDF’s credibility regarding its denial of deliberately targeting UN buildings housing Palestinian civilian refugees.

Zino reports that the unit commander, Nadav, ordered the firing of a $100,000 Tamuz (aka Spike) heat-seeking anti-tank missile on a UNWRA school in Beit Hanoun on July 24th:

Aug 06 07:41

ODE TO A DEAD PALESTINIAN CHILD

Yesterday you were playing with your cousins on this sandy Gaza beach.

You were playing soccer and you had just scored a goal with your makeshift cloth beach ball.

You knew there was danger on the beach but you could not resist the beach and the cool ocean breeze.

Somehow you could not understand the war around you.

You could not comprehend the hatred of the Zionists toward your Palestinian brothers and sisters.

Aug 06 07:33

Israel an occupier, no right to attack Gaza: HR advocate

Press TV has conducted an interview with Rania Masri, a professor and human rights advocate, in Lebanon, about Israeli airstrikes continuing to pound Gaza where the UN says 75 percent of those killed so far are civilians.

Aug 06 07:24

Sydney Morning Herald columnist Mike Carlton resigns after being forced to apologise over abusive tweets as backlash over 'anti-Semitic' cartoon escalates

A columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald has quit after being ordered to apologise to readers for using offensive language towards them when they questioned his criticism of Israel's attack on Gaza.

Mike Carlton came under fire for using abusive language in response to reader feedback, including calling one reader a 'Jewish bigot'.

The 68-year-old journalist confirmed on Twitter that he had quit 'the once great newspaper' because it 'buckled to the bullies'.

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Readers wishing to give the Sydney Morning Herald a piece of their mind can email the editor

Aug 06 07:16

If a Genocide Falls in the Forest

There's a wide and mysterious chasm between the stated intentions of the Israeli government as depicted by the U.S. media and what the Israeli government has been doing in Gaza, even as recounted in the U.S. media.

With the morgues full, Gazans are packing freezers with their dead children. Meanwhile, the worst images to be found in Israel depict fear, not death and suffering. Why the contrast? If the Israeli intent is defensive, why are 97% of the deaths Gazan, not Israeli? If the targets are fighters, why are whole families being slaughtered and their houses leveled? Why are schools and hospitals and children playing on the beach targeted? Why target water and electricity if the goal is not to attack an entire population?

The mystery melts away if you look at the stated intentions of the Israeli government as not depicted by the U.S. media but readily available in Israeli media and online.

Aug 06 06:50

ISRAEL & PALESTINE: THE MAPS TELL THE TRUE STORY

The truth is that far from being the poor victim it likes to portray itself as, Israel is in fact the most aggressive and belligerent nation in the region, having invaded pretty much everyone it shares a border with.

The following maps show just who is wiping who off of the map!

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Aug 06 06:46

Crimes against Humanity. Israel’s “Own Words”: “We Must Expel Arabs…We Struck Civilians Because They Deserved It”

“We must expel Arabs and take their place.”– David Ben-Gurion, October 5 1937, Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 41, No. 2 (Winter 2012), University of California Press, pp. 245-250.

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Here are some more quotes by Israelis regarding Palestine.

1. "There is a huge gap between us (Jews) and our enemies, not just in ability but in morality, culture, sanctity of life, and conscience. They are our neighbors here, but it seems as if at a distance of a few hundred meters away, there are people who do not belong to our continent, to our world, but actually belong to a different galaxy." Israeli president Moshe Katsav. The Jerusalem Post, May 10, 2001

2. "The Palestinians are like crocodiles, the more you give them meat, they want more".... Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel at the time - August 28, 2000. Reported in the Jerusalem Post August 30, 2000

3. " [The Palestinians are] beasts walking on two legs." Menahim Begin, speech to the Knesset, quoted in Amnon Kapeliouk, "Begin and the Beasts". New Statesman, 25 June 1982.

4. "The Palestinians" would be crushed like grasshoppers ... heads smashed against the boulders and walls." " Isreali Prime Minister (at the time) in a speech to Jewish settlers New York Times April 1, 1988

5. "When we have settled the land, all the Arabs will be able to do about it will be to scurry around like drugged cockroaches in a bottle." Raphael Eitan, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defence Forces, New York Times, 14 April 1983.

6. "How can we return the occupied territories? There is nobody to return them to." Golda Maier, March 8, 1969.

7. "There was no such thing as Palestinians, they never existed." Golda Maier Israeli Prime Minister June 15, 1969

8. "The thesis that the danger of genocide was hanging over us in June 1967 and that Israel was fighting for its physical existence is only bluff, which was born and developed after the war." Israeli General Matityahu Peled, Ha'aretz, 19 March 1972.

9. David Ben Gurion (the first Israeli Prime Minister): "If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal; we have taken their country. It is true God promised it to us, but how could that interest them? Our God is not theirs. There has been Anti - Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault ? They see but one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country. Why would they accept that?" Quoted by Nahum Goldmann in Le Paraddoxe Juif (The Jewish Paradox), pp121.

10. Ben Gurion also warned in 1948 : "We must do everything to insure they ( the Palestinians) never do return." Assuring his fellow Zionists that Palestinians will never come back to their homes. "The old will die and the young will forget."

Aug 06 06:38

Rania Masri Speech: ' Mr.Obama, what is barbaric?'.

Aug 06 06:26

Obama says being firm with China is key to partnership

While suggesting the United States and Europe should welcome China as a full partner in the international community, President Barack Obama said that it is necessary to deal with the country firmly, when interviewed by the Economist on Aug. 2.

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The exact opposite of how Obama handles Israel!

Aug 05 15:44

Ann Coulter Joyful Over Dead Palestinian Kids


Ann Coulter compared the crisis at America’s border with the crisis Israel is currently facing on Sean Hannity‘s show tonight. And in an aside, Coulter said that “sometimes Palestinian kids get killed” because of who they’re associated with.

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Well, what do you expect from the bimbo who assured us a little radiation is actually good for you after the Fukushima disaster?

Aug 05 15:30

Israeli operation kills more than 400 Gaza children

Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip has killed 408 children, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

The death toll exceeded that of the sad 2008-2009 Operation Cast Lead that killed 350 children.

According to UNICEF, over the last month the operation injured no less than 2,500 Palestinian children. A one-month infant is among the victims of the Israeli fire at the Gaza Strip, which is one of the world’s most densely populated areas. The conflict has already claimed lives of 1,800 Palestinians. Six children had been injured, the fund said.

According to the UN, civilians account for more than 70% of those killed; children make up a third of the total civilian death count.

Aug 05 15:05

MEMRI BEX ALERT - Egyptian TV Hosts Slam Hamas Leaders: We Are Sick and Tired of You

Aug 05 14:31

Iran ready to give any help to Palestine: Basij commander

Basij Commander Mohammad Reza Naqdi said on Monday that Iran is ready to provide the Palestinian people with any kind of help, including medical equipment, foodstuff, and weapons.

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Except that Israel will keep it on the docks and airfields until it rots "for security reasons", then give it to the Palestinians. Because they have done this before.

Aug 05 12:55

President Carter: Israel – Not Hamas – Is to Blame for War

Carter says that Israel has committed war crimes:

There is no humane or legal justification for the way the Israeli Defense Forces are conducting this war. Israeli bombs, missiles, and artillery have pulverized large parts of Gaza, including thousands of homes, schools, and hospitals. More than 250,000 people have been displaced from their homes in Gaza. Hundreds of Palestinian noncombatants have been killed. Much of Gaza has lost access to water and electricity completely. This is a humanitarian catastrophe.

Aug 05 10:40

Types With Tired Fingers

I have recently had a religious epiphany. I have decided to convert to the Sun Dance faith. This is a religion practiced by many of the North American native people for thousands of years. It's easy to be a Sun Dancer; you can see the Sun! That's a definite plus compared to religions relying on that imaginary playmate in the sky.

I have long felt a kinship with my newly adopted religion and people as you can see in this photo of myself and my wife from the early 1990s.

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Back in 800 AD, a bunch of Central Asian Khazars converted to Judaism, and now because they have adopted the religion of the ancient Hebrews claim a higher right to the lands of Palestine than the Palestinians who have been there for two thousand years.

This article points out the silliness of that claim!

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Aug 05 10:38

IDF Leaves Gaza Asserting "Unfinished War"

After the IDF withdrawal from Gaza and the beginning of a ceasefire on August 5, 2014, senior officers summarized the war* and announced the next one.

Aug 05 10:29

Tel Aviv Still Protesting Israel's Assault on Gaza

Aug 05 10:00

Israel: the Scourge of Empires

Empires throughout history break apart and collapse for various reasons.

However, they usually bankrupt themselves because of foreign entanglements and unholy alliances that ultimately lead to unsustainable expansions and wars.

Strangely, the collapse of most major Empires from the Western world has been because of alliances and entanglements with Israel in one form or another. It is something that needs to be acknowledged. Otherwise, we face a calamity of biblical proportions.

Political observers often call Afghanistan the Graveyard of Empires. Apparently, they’re not observing hard enough.

Aug 05 09:53

Google Removes Gaza-Themed Android App

A Google spokesperson informed Reuters that the company would remove apps which “violate [the company's] policies,” and while Bomb Gaza did not blatantly violate Google’s policies, there was more than enough outrage from Play Store users who felt the affront of the game which trivializes all of the thousand plus lives lost on both sides in total. Chances are, Google removed Bomb Gaza under the terms of service which does not allow any kind of hate speech and abusive material.

Aug 05 09:19

SHARON’S GAZA LEGACY LIVES ON

Unlike some Bloggers, I never claimed nor considered myself to be a journalist. I constantly aggregate articles and posts from other sources, especially those from the Palestinian Press, Progressive Jewish and other Websites. This, needless to say is aggravating to many on-line zionists, which in a small way makes me feel that my mission was accomplished.

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However, I do on occasion write my own articles, the following is just one of them …

Aug 05 09:18

ISRAEL LIES AS GAZA DIES

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 05 09:17

PHOTOS OF GAZA’S TINIEST VICTIM

A TIME TO LIVE …. NOT DIE THREE WEEKS AFTER BIRTH!

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Aug 05 08:20

UK activists shut down Israeli arms factory

For nearly a month, Israel has bombarded Gaza from land, sea and air. More than 1800 Palestinians have lost their lives and war crimes have been committed. To our collective shame, the UK government has not only failed to take action to pressure Israel to stop its massacre, but has refused to take steps to end the material support it provides to Israel’s brutal regime of apartheid and colonialism. When governments support crimes against humanity, grassroots movements must take direct action.

A group of activists from the London Palestine Action network have today (5/8/14) chained the doors shut of an Israeli weapons factory based near Birmingham in the UK and are now occupying the roof. As part of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS) and in response to calls for action from Palestinian movements, we are demanding the permanent closure of the factory and an end to all forms of military trade and cooperation with Israel.

Aug 05 08:15

Replay: Gaza supporters stage rooftop protest at UAV Engines factory

Live coverage of the occupation protest by the London Palestine Action at the UAV Engines factory in Shenstone, near Sutton Coldfield.

UAV Engines is a subsidiary of Israel drone manufacturer Elbit, which protesters claim makes machines used in military attacks on Gaza.

Aug 05 07:53

Yemen demonstrates for Gaza

Aug 05 07:47

Israeli General: No Civilians in Gaza

Retired Israeli Major General Giora Eiland wrote in an op-ed that there is no such thing as an innocent civilian in Gaza. Late Monday, the former head of the National Security Council published an article on Ynet News arguing that the citizens of Gaza were as responsible for the recent violence as Hamas. He even made a comparison between the Gaza under Hamas and Nazi Germany.

Aug 05 07:31

Iron Dome blocked just 8 out of 120 rockets: Israeli military

The Israeli army has admitted that Israel’s Iron Dome missile system intercepted only eight out of nearly 120 rockets that were fired from the Gaza Strip into the occupied Palestinian territories on Sunday.

The military confirmed that around 110 rockets struck the occupied territories.

The development comes as the US Senate on Friday approved an additional USD 225 million in funding for the missile system despite Israel’s deadly war on the Gaza Strip.

Aug 05 07:29

Rolling coverage of current situation in Gaza - 22:30 GMT

Aug 05 07:29

Rolling coverage of current situation in Gaza - 21:30 GMT (8/4/2014)

Aug 05 07:18

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 05 07:17

Israel/Gaza: U.S. shipment of fuel to Israel's armed forces must be stopped as evidence of Gaza war crimes mounts

Amnesty International is appealing to the US government to immediately halt the transfer of a US fuel shipment currently on its way to Israel for use by the Israeli military. Amnesty has repeatedly called for a comprehensive arms embargo on all parties to the conflict, amid mounting evidence that war crimes have been committed by both sides in the past four weeks in Gaza.

The US government has continued to supply hundreds of thousands of tons of fuel - including fuel for fighter jets and military vehicles - to Israel’s armed forces despite a soaring civilian death toll from aerial and other military attacks. The last US jet fuel delivery arrived in Israel on 14 July, a week after the conflict began. Nine previous shipments were made from the US to Israel during 2013 and 2014. A fuel tanker with the latest US fuel shipment is now sailing past the Azores and is due to arrive in Israel on 12 August.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For years the US Government gun-grabbers have been trying to say that those who provide the guns bear the responsibility for the crimes committed with them. Fine. Let us hold them to that. Palestine is attempting to take Israel to the ICC for war crimes trials. The US Government, as provider of the weapons with which the crimes were committed, should be arrested and sent to the Hague as well.

Aug 05 07:14

Crazy Israeli Official Wants Gaza Final Solution

He says that the supply of electricity and water to the Gaza would be disconnected before being 'shelled with maximum fire power.'

Aug 05 07:13

Latin America: 3 more nations recall Israel envoys

A total of five Latin American governments had recalled their ambassadors to Israel as of July 29 in an escalation of diplomatic protests against an operation the Israeli military had been carrying out in the Palestinian territory of Gaza since July 8. With the Palestinian death toll passing 1,500—including more than 300 children--centrist and even rightwing Latin American governments started joining left and center-left government in distancing themselves from the main US ally in the Middle East.

Aug 05 07:03

Israeli Strikes Hit US-Built Schools in Gaza

Three schools in Gaza that were severely damaged by Israeli attacks in recent days were funded by US taxpayers. The Deir El Balah Preparatory Girls School A & B, Beit Hanoun Elementary Co-ed School A & D, and Zaitoun Preparatory Girls School B in Gaza were all funded by the United States through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, according to the UNRWA.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, you got to pay for the schools, then you got to pay for the bombs that destroyed the schools, and you will be made to pay for the new schools, then more bombs, more schools, and so forth.

One more thing to think about when you vote in November!

Aug 05 06:41

10,000 hold anti-war march in Arab town

Approximately 10,000 people demonstrated in the Arab town of Tamra in northern Israel on Saturday against the assault on Gaza. The demonstration was organized by the Islamic Movement and was attended by Palestinians from the north, the Negev/Naqab and Jerusalem.

Aug 05 06:35

Palestinian FM seeks ICC war crimes case against Israel

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki said there was "clear evidence" of war crimes by Israel during its offensive in Gaza as he met International Criminal Court prosecutors on Tuesday to push for an investigation.

Malki visited The Hague shortly after Israel and the Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement that rules Gaza entered a 72-hour truce mediated by Egypt in an effort to pave the way for an extended ceasefire.

Malki said the Palestinian Authority wanted to give the ICC jurisdiction to investigate alleged crimes by all sides and had discussed a timeline with prosecutors to join the court. He did not provide details.

Aug 05 06:23

Israel says ground troops out of Gaza as cease-fire takes effect

The Israeli military has said that all of its ground forces have been removed from Gaza as a 72-hour cease-fire went into effect Tuesday.

The truce, agreed upon Monday by Israel and Hamas, took effect at 8 a.m. local time Tuesday (1 a.m. ET). The Times of Israel reported that a barrage of rockets were fired from Gaza minutes before the cease-fire was due to take effect. The paper also reported that Israeli's Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted two rockets over central Israel, while two other rockets fell into open areas in southern Israel near the Gaza border, causing no damage or injuries.

In Gaza City, where streets had been deserted during the war, traffic picked up and shops started opening doors.

Israeli military spokesman Lt. Col. Peter said Israel withdrew all its remaining forces from Gaza on Tuesday after troops neutralized cross-border tunnels that were built for Islamic militant attacks inside Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel violated the last two cease fires with missile and F-16 strikes within minutes of the start, so I am not hopeful here.

Aug 04 18:38

US Republican calls for bombing of Iran nuclear sites

A US Republican congressman has called for the bombing of Iran’s nuclear sites, saying in case of US hesitancy, Israel should be allowed to do that.

Speaking on the House floor on Tuesday, Republican Louie Gohmert said that Israel’s invasion of Gaza means that it is time to bomb Iran.

Aug 04 17:49

Prominent Israelis: Israel’s Treatment of Palestinians Is Apartheid

One of the intellectual giants of Israel’s founding generation – Yeshayahu Leibowitz – prophesied:

A state ruling a hostile population of 1.5 million to 2 million foreigners would necessarily become a secret-police state, with all that implies for education, free speech and democratic institutions. The corruption characteristic of every colonial regime would also prevail in the State of Israel. The administration would have to suppress the Arab insurgency on the one hand and acquire Arab quislings on the other. There is also good reason to fear that the Israel Defense Force, which has been until now a people’s army, would, as a result of being transformed into an army of occupation, degenerate, and its commanders, who will have become military governors, resemble their colleagues in other nations.

Aug 04 13:33

We could not mention Israel in any context.


Max talks about BBC gagging him on topic of Israel and why he quit BBC as a result in this interview with Frankie Boyle PLUS HOW TO TAKE ACTION: Contact your representative, Noam Chomsky suggests that "with a well-conducted educational, organizational, and activist effort such initiatives could be pursued successively. That could have a very significant impact in itself, while also providing a springboard for further actions not only to punish Israel for its criminal behavior, but also to compel Washington to become part of “the international community” and to observe international law and decent moral principles. For some years there has been a good basis for public demands that Washington observe its own laws and cut off military aid to Israel."

Aug 04 12:37

"Obliterate them completely"

Genocide directed against Palestinians has become a “New Normal” according to the Times of Israel.

Under certain circumstances –according to the Times of Israel article–“Genocide is Permissible” because it is directed against Palestinians who are “terrorists” and who should be “obliterated”.

Implementing a policy of genocide against terrorists including innocent civilians is permissible to ”achieve responsible goals” as formulated by the Netanyahu government.

“What other way then is there to deal with an enemy of this nature other than obliterate them completely? …

Aug 04 12:05

SELECTIVE REPORTING AS A FORM OF CENSORSHIP