PALESTINE

Aug 28 06:06

PA to tell UN: Force Israel out of W. Bank, or we'll seek war crimes charges in The Hague

The Palestinians also intend to form a permanent unit government that has the complete backing of Hamas in hopes that such a government would expedite the rehabilitation of the Gaza Strip.

Aug 28 03:25

Wallace Shawn on Gaza: "The Anger of the Palestinians Cannot Be Ended by Killing Their Children"

. . . . unfortunately, many members of the show business community are not very aware of the tragic history of the Palestinian people. And yet the fact is that in my own lifetime (I was born in 1943) the Palestinian people have been expelled from their land and subjected to unceasing and unjustifiable torment, including a brutal occupation and, in Gaza, a regime in which an entire population has been placed on a starvation diet.

Anyone who learns more about what has happened can't help but realize that the anger of the Palestinians cannot be ended by killing their children. That is a fantasy. Human beings simply aren't made that way.

Aug 27 13:32

Wallace Shawn on Gaza: "The Anger of the Palestinians Cannot Be Ended by Killing Their Children"

The playwright, actor, and member of Jewish Voice for Peace challenges the notion that all Jews support Israel's actions

Aug 27 11:17

Henry Siegman, Leading Voice of U.S. Jewry, on Gaza: “A Slaughter of Innocents”

"The Zionist dream is based on the repeated slaughter of innocents on a scale that we’re watching these days on television, that is really a profound, profound crisis..." Read more -> http://sabbah.in/1AUMFKP

Aug 27 11:15

IOF Soldier of the Prisoners Pictures Scandal Hit by Palestinian Resistance

Eden Nagar was one of two persons hit by a rocket launched from Gaza on August 22, 2014. The event was published two days afterwards. In 2010, she was named Eden Abergil and caused a worldwide scandal after publishing images photographed throughout Operation Cast Lead while she was an IOF soldier. In the pictures, she posed next to Palestinian detainees. Read more -> http://sabbah.in/1mSXCnR

Aug 27 11:13

Fascism Grips Israel

Creeping fascism threatens Jews and non-Jews alike. So does the scourge of Zionism. It made Israel a killing machine. Palestinians bear the brunt of its barbarism. Read more -> http://sabbah.in/1tcEicv

Aug 27 11:12

Israeli Teens Gripped by Virulent Racism

A peek into tomorrow's Israel... "For me, personally, Arabs are something I can't look at...If I get the chance in the army to shoot one of them, I won't think twice." Read more -> http://sabbah.in/1wDCsUi

Aug 27 11:12

BEX ALERT - Massive photo archive of pre-Holocaust Eastern European Jewish life made available to public

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hate being right all the time. And as I stated below, here comes the tsunami of corporate media propaganda to remind us how we should forgive the government of Israel for what they did to Gaza because of something done by people who are long dead, working for a government that no longer exists, before most of us were ever born!

Aug 27 11:11

Gaza War Fringes: Israel Annuls British Law on Arabic Language

While a Gaza War long-term ceasefire is being announced by all actors except Israel, the Knesset announced on August 26, 2014, a new law abolishing Arabic as an official language in Israel. Read more -> http://sabbah.in/1qL3u3M

Aug 27 11:09

Israel v. Palestine: MSM Unreported Truths

Israel’s Operation Protective Edge aggression entered day 51. Mass slaughter and destruction continue. MSM scoundrels largely lost interest. Killing Palestinians no longer matters. Justifiable outrage is absent. Read more -> http://sabbah.in/1rAxkOx

Aug 27 11:08

Israel war crimes – ICC is not living up to its mandate

Under pressure from the US and the European Community, the ICC has avoided opening an investigation into alleged war crimes in Gaza. By doing so, the ICC is not living up to its mandate. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1AULlI1

Aug 27 10:20

Truce Items Between Palestinian Resistance And Israel

1. Return of Israeli tanks positions so that farmers can work.
2. Freeing of all prisoners arrested since June 23 (when 3 Israeli settlers were killed [and Hamas framed]), and improving the conditions of those currently in prison.
3. Lifting of Israel’s naval blockade around Gaza along with the complete opening of the land border crossings.
4. Establishment of an international airport and seaport in Gaza.
5. Expansion of Gaza fishing zone by six miles.
6. Open the Israel-Gaza border crossings permanently under UN supervision, instead of under Israel’s watch.
7. Ten-year truce with Israel along with the deployment of an international observer force on the border.
8. Israel must never enter Gaza under any circumstances and protect Palestinian Muslim worshippers at Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
9. Israel must refrain from interfering with the newly created unity Palestinian government between Fatah and Hamas.

Aug 27 09:18

IN PHOTOS ~~ THE LITTLE DOLLS OF GAZA’S DEAD CHILDREN

Although they have only finished about 1/3 of our representations of the children murdered in Gaza the Granny Peace Brigade brought them to a demonstration organized by Jews Say No at the subway station on W. 96th St. and Broadway yesterday. Jews Say No does this regularly in an effort to engage with the community and discuss what is happening in Israel/Palestine. The reaction to the Gaza children representations was very strong. Many people gave the Grannies a thumbs-up or came over to speak saying they were glad to see them there. Several others were very passionate in their condemnation, screaming, calling the Grannies ignorant and anti-semites, and accusing them of pandering to people’s feelings. For the most part the demonstrators didn’t respond to the attacks. When there is one representation for each murdered child they will be taken to public places around the city and displayed.

Aug 27 09:16

#OperationCeasefire ~~ THE WAR THAT WILL GO DOWN IN THE ANUS OF HISTORY

Some wars are recorded in the annals of history, the last Israeli incursion into Gaza will definitely go down in its anus.

Both sides claim victory, yet there is no victor.

Gaza lost over 2,000 innocent civilians including over 250 children. Neighbourhoods, schools, hospitals were totally destroyed by Israel’s indiscriminate bombings. Israel (re)gained complete control of the Strip by giving legitimacy to the illegitimate Mahmoud Abbas.

Where I come from, THAT IS NOT A VICTORY!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I disagree. In order for Israel to be victorious, they had to prevail over Gaza. For Gaza to be victorious, they merely had to endure, which they did. Game, set, and match, Gaza!

Aug 27 09:07

Why Arabs Betrayed Gaza

“Ask any Arab ruler, and they will tell you of the great sacrifices their countries have made for Palestine and the Palestinians. However, both history and present reality are testaments, not only to Arab failure to live up to the role expected of them and stand in solidarity with their own oppressed brethren, but also to the official Arab betrayal of the Palestinian cause. The current war on Gaza, and the dubious role played by Egypt in the ceasefire talks between Hamas and Israel are cases in point. Read these comments by Aaron David Miller, a scholar at the Wilson Centre in Washington to appreciate the depth of the unmistakable Arab betrayal. “I have never seen a situation like it, where you have so many Arab states acquiescing in the death and destruction in Gaza and the pummeling of Hamas,” Miller told the New York Times.

Aug 27 06:47

Israel's "Qualitative Military Edge": Blank Checks, No Balance?

This month the Wall Street Journal reported that the Obama administration had slowed the shipment of Hellfire missiles to Israel after it bombed a UN school in Gaza on Aug. 3 with the US-made weapon. The White House has insisted that weapons transfers to Israel have not been suspended or halted, and that the administration is only “taking extra care to look at these shipments.” Yet some analysts understood the unusual decision as a warning message to Tel Aviv about the use of disproportionate force. Whether or not that’s true, it’s no secret that the United States is Israel’s biggest source of military assistance, even if the White House has not been completely aware about the extent of that support.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, in a real way, Israel's defeat in Gaza is also the White House's defeat!

Aug 27 06:46

Israel lost the war in Gaza but the struggle for justice goes on

A ceasefire is not enough. Rebuilding Gaza is not enough. Even ending the siege would not be enough. It would only be the start.
We have to say never again. Never again must Israel be allowed to massacre Palestinians as it has in Gaza in 2006, 2008-2009, 2012 and 2014 – the years since it decided to turn Gaza into a giant open-air prison.

Aug 27 06:42

Israel lost the war in Gaza but the struggle for justice goes on

There is one clear reason to celebrate the ceasefire deal Israel and the Palestinian resistance reached today: 51 days and nights of relentless Israeli massacres and destruction have come to an end in Gaza.

With reports that Israel has agreed to reopen Gaza’s borders, Hamas announced victory and Palestinians, especially in Gaza, are celebrating. Among many Israelis, meanwhile, there is a feeling of bitterness and defeat.

“What Netanyahu and his colleagues have brought down on Israel, in a conflict between the region’s strongest army and an organization numbering 10,000, is not just a defeat. It’s a downfall,” wrote Haaretz’s Amir Oren in a stunning admission of how much Israel has been set back.

Aug 27 06:42

Israel’s extermination of whole families in Gaza reflects genocidal impulse

Eighty-nine families that existed seven weeks ago in Gaza have been exterminated by Israel.

On Sunday 24 August an Israeli missile tore through the home of Issam Jouda in Gaza’s Tal al-Zatar neighborhood east of Jabaliya without warning, killing Issam’s wife Rawiya and their four children—Taghrid, Tasnim, Usama and ?Muhammad.

According to the Palestinian health ministry , the Joudas were the eighty-ninth family wiped out in Gaza since the Israeli army started bombarding the besieged coastal enclave on 7 July.

Aug 27 04:37

Hate Speech from a Christian (sic) Organization

With what absolution then do they preach death and destruction? Shouldn’t this administration find these false prophets enemies of the people? Do they not incite to riot and enlist their minions to support illegal activities that are detrimental to the peace of America? Have they not brought America more insecurity by confirming in the minds of those fearful of a clash of civilizations that indeed America is on a crusade to destroy Islam?

Aug 26 14:56

Israel destroys two Gaza high rises with dozens homes & shops

25 people were injured on Tuesday when Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises containing dozens of homes and shops, according to health officials. One building collapsed and the other was severely damaging in a further escalation in seven weeks of cross-border fighting with Hamas.

Aug 26 14:12

Watch: Israel’s squatter colonies

In the Israeli-occupied West Bank, half a million Jewish squatters live in over a hundred colonies built on stolen Palestinian land.

The government of Israel says it has a right to build these colonies; the rest of the world disagrees.

Find out why Israeli Jews choose to live on stolen land, how they affect Palestinians, and why, despite international condemnation, the squatter colonies continue to grow.

Aug 26 14:09

Watch: US aid to Israel – the real deal

The special relationship between Israel and the United States goes deep, real deep. It’s based on “security”, conflict and, most of all money.

Most of the money is for the Israeli war machine. But with 2,139 people killed – most of them civilians and including 490 children – and over 10,500 wounded in Gaza, and given the Israeli Wehrmacht’s long list of human rights abuses, is this special relationship worth the price?

Aug 26 14:00

Two NATO warships heading to Black Sea

A US Navy destroyer and a French frigate are expected to enter the waters of the Black Sea next week, a diplomatic and military source said.

Aug 26 13:56

Gaza humanitarian situation disaster beyond imagination: Abbas

The President of Palestinian Unity government Mahmoud Abbas has described the humanitarian situation in the besieged Gaza strip as a disaster beyond imagination.

Aug 26 13:01

An Israeli Ceasefire Has Nothing To Do With Peace

What goes around, comes around. It's just a matter of time. Israel deplores peace. Its entire history reflects conflict.

Its premeditated aggression follows relative calm followed by ceasefires followed by more conflict.

The pattern repeats with disturbing regularity. It's been this way for decades. It's no different this time. Believing otherwise is pure fantasy.

Aug 26 10:59

Israel, Hamas agree to Egypt-brokered cease-fire

The cease-fire includes an agreement to open border crossings between Gaza and Israel to allow the flow of humanitarian relief, assistance and materials for reconstruction in Gaza, Abdelatty said. Palestinians will also be allowed to fish in an area up to six miles off the Gaza coast into the Mediterranean, up from three miles, he said.

"The deal includes as well the continuation of indirect talks between the two sides here in Egypt to tackle other areas of mutual interest and concerns," he said, adding that those indirect talks will begin within a month. Those discussions will include issues such as building a seaport and airport in Gaza, and Israel's demand that Hamas disarm.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sounds good, but the Israeli hard-liners will try to find some way to wreck this.

Aug 26 10:56

Palestinians reach long-term truce with Israel: Officials

According to Palestinian sources, the Palestinians and the Israelis agreed to a permanent ceasefire on Tuesday.

"The contacts that have been going on have agreed a permanent ceasefire, a (deal to) end the blockade and a guarantee that Gaza's demands and needs will be met," media quoted a senior unnamed Palestinian official as saying.

Meanwhile, Mussa Abu Marzuk, a senior official from the Palestinian resistance group Hamas, said the truce marks a victory for the Palestinians. He added that the truce is expected to be officially announced in the Egyptian capital Cairo.

The developments come as previous temporary ceasefires have failed to produce a deal between the two sides.

The contentious subject at the Cairo talks has been the issue of the Israeli blockade of the impoverished territory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sounds good, but for two problems. This article says "Palestinians" rather than HAMAS, and may represent an end-run around HAMAS by Israel which was trying to make a deal with Abbas. HAMAS is not bound by any deals Abbas makes.

Second problem; Israel never keeps their agreements.

Aug 26 10:35

Gaza Under Siege: Israel Destroys Hospitals, Denies Entry to Doctors and Medical Aid

Dr. Swee Ang Chai: All the authors and signatories fear the worse at the beginning of this crisis which erupted in early July based on their previous experience. However the situation has got much worse since the publication of the letter. Gaza has already been declared a disaster area by the UK government. Despite the destruction of infrastructure, doctors and healthcare workers in Gaza continued to work despite severe conditions and their personal circumstances. Their own homes are being destroyed and families killed, and to be landed with more than 12,000 wounded is simply overwhelming for any medical system. That this is why Swee and her surgical colleagues wanted to assist by volunteering to go to Gaza.. As of yesterday (22 August 2014) the death toll reached 2083, with 50% women and children. Eighty five families were annihilated, and 12,656 injured.

Aug 26 10:11

What The Corporate Media Isn’t Reporting About Israel And Palestine

On Tuesday, Israel’s Operation Protective Edge aggression entered day 50. Mass slaughter and destruction continue.

MSM scoundrels largely lost interest. Killing Palestinians no longer matters. Justifiable outrage is absent.

So-called halted US arms shipments to Israel two weeks ago was head fake deception. Deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said no change in US support for Israel exists.

Aug 26 09:43

#OperationCeasefire … ABBAS WINS, PALESTINE LOSES

President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday declared a long-term ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip.In a short televised address, Abbas said the agreement would go into effect at 7 p.m.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This was a desperate attempt by Israel to end-run around HAMAS and bolster the image of Abbas as being in charge of all of Palestine. But HAMAS was not consulted in this deal, and of course, do not feel bound by it.

Aug 26 09:19

Is Hamas Leader Al-Arouri A ‘Double Agent’ for Israel?

Turkey has openly acknowledged that a top Hamas operative has been residing within its borders. The United States has also acknowledged this fact.

Saleh al-Arouri, one of the founding members of Hamas’s Qassam Brigades was exiled to Syria until the Arab Spring, quickly making his way to Turkey thereafter. Al-Arouri, formerly jailed in Israel for his Hamas membership has recently claimed that Hamas was involved in the deaths of three Israeli teens – without providing evidence.

Aug 26 09:17

SO MUCH FOR THE ONE STATE SOLUTION

Knesset members from Yisrael Beiteinu, Likud and Habayit Hayehudi are pushing a bill to make Hebrew the only official language of the State of Israel.

Current Israeli law borrows from legislation from the British Mandate period, under which the government and local authorities must publish all announcements and forms in Arabic. The new bill would annul this stipulation, as well as the use of Arabic at government ministries and in the courts.

According to the bill, highway signs would still have Arabic, “and everyone has the freedom to use other languages in the private and public domains, to nurture them and teach them.”

Aug 26 09:15

ISRAELI WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ~~ THE SCALE OF INJUSTICE

Aug 26 09:13

89 Palestine families wiped out by Israel’s Gaza campaign

At least 89 entire families have been killed in Gaza since Israel started its military campaign, Palestinian health officials said. The Judeh family, a woman and her four children, died after an airstrike hit their house reportedly without warning.

Aug 26 08:51

Transference of Evil: Netanyahu, a Creature without Morality or Mercy

This is a Zionist world gone mad.

“…the pictures out of Gaza are heart wrenching and painful, the painful pictures of children dying… and the thousands of refugees. What goes through your mind when you see that?” Bibi’s answer is not the “banality of evil” that Hanna Arendt saw as she witnessed Eichmann’s answers at his trial, an evil of “stupidity” that excluded rational thought.

“Hamas targets civilians, we don’t… They want to pile up as many dead as they can…the more dead the better” (Netanyahu interview with Wolf Blitzer, 8/20/2014).

Aug 26 08:47

Prof. Omid Safi: Majority of Young Americans Don't Support Israel Anymore

According to Prof. Omid Safi, although the Western governments have been mostly silent on the carnage of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, the people in different countries, from France to Brazil and from Malaysia to Argentina have strongly stood by the people of Palestine and held massive demonstrations to voice their support for them.

"The latest studies indicate that now a majority of younger people in America are no longer supportive of Israeli policies," said Prof. Safi in an exclusive interview with Fars News Agency. "For the first time, many Americans are able to see firsthand the reality of the brutal oppression that Palestinians have been suffering from for decades. Second, there is a translation of the Palestinian cause from an “Arab cause” or a “Muslim cause” to a humanitarian cause," he added.

"Many people are increasingly able to relate to Palestine as what it is and what it has been for decades: a human rights catastrophe," Safi noted.

Aug 26 08:46

Holocaust Survivors, Descendants Condemn Israel’s Genocide in Gaza

Over 300 survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of Nazi genocide are calling out Israel for killing over 2,000 Palestinians in Gaza, The New York Times reports.

Aug 26 08:14

Israel bombs two Gaza City tower blocks

Israel has bombed two Gaza City high-rises with dozens of homes and shops, causing one building to collapse and severely damaging the other.

In the past, the military has hit targets in high-rises in pinpoint strikes, but left the buildings standing. Since Saturday, it has toppled or destroyed five towers and shopping complexes in an apparent new tactic aimed at increasing pressure on Hamas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

None of these buildings collapsed into its own footprint!

Aug 26 08:05

6 Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza

Six Palestinians were killed on Tuesday in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza, witnesses said.

In the latest airstrikes, two employees from a local electricity company were killed when Israel targeted their car.

The victims were identified as Tamer Hamad and Muhammad Thaher.

Aug 26 08:02

Israel's End - The Countdown Has Begun (video)

Aug 26 07:19

The End of Liberal Zionism

The New York Times, Sunday Review, AUG. 22, 2014
Israel’s Move to the Right Challenges Diaspora Jews

Pushed to the political margins in Israel and increasingly irrelevant in the Diaspora, liberal Zionism not only lacks agency; worse, it provides cover for the supremacist Zionism dominant in Israel today. Liberal Zionists have become an obstacle to the emergence of a Diaspora Jewish movement that could actually be an agent of change.

Liberal Zionists are at a crossroads. The original tradition of combining Zionism and liberalism — which meant ending the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, supporting a Palestinian state as well as a Jewish state with a permanent Jewish majority, and standing behind Israel when it was threatened — was well intentioned. But everything liberal Zionists stand for is now in doubt.

Aug 26 05:31

Playwright Wallace Shawn translates ADL ad justifying Israeli child murder into plain English

Playwright and actor Wallace Shawn has responded to this Anti-Defamation League (ADL) ad blaming Palestinians for Israel’s mass slaughter of children in Gaza.

Shawn’s brilliant “translation” of the ad into plain English is below.

Five hundred and sixteen children are among the 2,142 Palestinians killed by Israel’s current bombardment of the Gaza Strip, according to the latest tally from Al Mezan Center for Human Rights.

The ad, which appeared in The Hollywood Reporter, was signed by a number of show business executives. It quotes an infamous statement by Golda Meir, the American colonial settler in Palestine who became Israel’s prime minister, justifying Israel’s slaughter of Arab children during her time

Aug 26 05:15

Israel amasses troops for fresh incursion into Gaza

Tel Aviv has deployed more soldiers and tanks near the Gaza Strip border as the Israeli army is preparing for a fresh ground incursion into the besieged Palestinian enclave.

Israeli military amassed more regular troops and mobilized a number of reservist soldiers near Gaza on Tuesday.

The deployment of more troops and tanks near the Gaza comes as Israeli fighter jets continue to target the besieged Palestinian enclave.

Sources say at least two Palestinians lost their lives in the latest Israeli air raids in the impoverished region. Israeli warplanes have pounded the sliver nearly 20 times since the early hours of Tuesday.

Aug 26 02:11

Transference of Evil: Netanyahu, a Creature without Morality or Mercy

“Hamas targets civilians, we don’t… They want to pile up as many dead as they can…the more dead the better” (Netanyahu interview with Wolf Blitzer, 8/20/2014).

Aug 25 22:57

Israel launches attack on UN-run school in Gaza

In another gruesome act against Palestinians, the Israeli regime has attacked a UN school sheltering displaced and defenseless people against the Israeli offensive in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Aug 25 19:15

Iran ‘will arm Palestinians’ after downing Israeli drone

Tehran will “accelerate” arming Palestinians in retaliation for Israel’s deploying a spy drone over Iran, which was shot down, a military commander said Monday.

Iran, which does not recognize the legitimacy of Israel as a state, has confirmed that it supplied Palestinian fighters from Hamas and Islamic Jihad with the technology for the rockets that have been fired into Israel from Gaza since July 8.

“We will accelerate the arming of the West Bank and we reserve the right to give any response,” said Brig. Gen. Amir-Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of aerial forces of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard, in a statement on its official website sepahnews.com.

Aug 25 18:29

Israel premier’s approval ratings drop: Poll

A new poll indicates that the approval ratings of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have dropped dramatically since the beginning of the Israeli war on the besieged Gaza Strip.

According to the poll published by Israel’s Channel 2 on Monday, Netanyahu’s approval ratings plunged to 38 percent from 82 percent at the beginning of the Israeli war on Gaza.

Aug 25 14:53

89 Palestine families wiped out by Israel’s Gaza campaign

At least 89 entire families have been killed in Gaza since Israel started its military campaign, Palestinian health officials said. The Judeh family, a woman and her four children, died after an airstrike hit their house reportedly without warning.

Aug 25 14:32

GAZERNICA

Aug 25 14:15

12 Palestinians killed as Israel continues Gaza assault

Twelve Palestinians were killed on Monday as Israel launched airstrikes across the Gaza Strip, medics said.

Aug 25 13:45

Queuing to flee Gaza: Palestinians line up at border with Egypt as tit-for-tat rockets and air strikes continue

Hundreds of Palestinians desperate to escape Israel's bombardments in Gaza have been queuing to cross into Egypt.

Thousands of homes in the Gaza Strip have been destroyed or damaged in the conflict and nearly 500,000 people have been displaced in the territory where Palestinians, citing Israeli attacks that have hit schools and mosques, say no place is safe.

Israeli air strikes killed at least five Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and militants kept up their rocket fire on southern Israel on Monday, witnesses and officials said, as Egypt pressed on with efforts to broker a durable truce.

Aug 25 11:19

Gazans in the United States Suffer the Horrors of War From Abroad

As the media headlines swing from the growing death count in the Gaza Strip to fitful truce negotiations between the Palestinians and Israel, a growing number of Americans are becoming aware of the eight-year-old blockade that has prevented the 1.8 million people of Gaza from living a normal life. However, it still seems like a distant battle; most Americans don’t realize that the conflict is fueled by billions of dollars of US military “aid,” or that there are Palestinians from Gaza living among them, fearing for their loved ones’ lives from afar.

Aug 25 11:14

Rubble Bucket Challenge' launched to raise awareness of Gaza's destruction

Standing amid a scene of utter devastation, Ayman al-Aloul explains that his reasoning for pouring a bucket of rubble over his head is to raise awareness for the suffering of people in Gaza.

Taking inspiration from the popularity of the ALS ice bucket challenge, the Palestinian journalist explains that his new concept is not aimed at raising money but in the hope that anyone interested will come up with their own way of helping the cause.

Several videos of people taking on the challenge have been posted on a Facebook page, as well as a number of videos on YouTube.

We looked for a bucket of water however, the use of water is more important than to empty over our heads.

We do not have much water, but we have plenty of this.

Ayman al-Aloul

Aug 25 10:52

VIRTUAL 9-11: Will the US & Israel Hack The US Banking System Computers and Falsely Blame It On Iran (or Syria or Russia or China)?

So what it looks like is being planned, and pre-sold to the American people with all these stories about celebrities' personal information being hacked and made public (an activity that produces no profit for the hackers other than news headlines), and the "Syrian" (nudge nudge wink wink) hack of the AP Twitter feed that shocked the US stock market, is that the US Government will itself take down the US financial computers, and blame it on Iran /Russia/ China/Al Qaeda/Syria/Arabs and others to be named as convenient. This gets Wall Street and Washington DC off the hook, because now the financial melt-down is an act of war, rather than the result of decades of Wall Street crime and corruption and the predations of Private Central Banks. US banks have already been hit with cyber attacks, to set the stage.

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Reposted in light of Today's warming from Wall Street of an impending cyber-attack, along with the wag-the-ISIS from the corporate media.

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Aug 25 10:09

Palestinian-American teen denied access to Israel's airport (to go back to the USA)

Dina Shehadeh, 17, was about to begin her senior year of high school in Ohio where she was born and raised. But two weeks ago, after spending the summer with her extended family in the West Bank, she was separated from her mother and detained inside of Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv. Israeli security then told Dina that she was not allowed to leave the country—at least not through the airport.

While detained on the night of June 13, 2014 when she was scheduled to fly on El Al flight 1, Dina learned to her surprise that Israeli security no longer considered her an American citizen with American travel privileges. The Palestinian identification card her family filed for her the year before, a registry requirement for children of West Bank Palestinian ID holders, erases her rights as a U.S. citizen.

Aug 25 10:04

IDF Soldier of the Prisoners Pictures Scandal Hit by Hamas

Eden Nagar was one of two persons hit by a rocket launched from Gaza on August 22, 2014. The event was published two days afterwards. In 2010, she was named Eden Abergil and caused a worldwide scandal after publishing images photographed throughout Operation Cast Lead while she was an IDF soldier. In the pictures, she posed next to Palestinian detainees.

Aug 25 10:02

NEVER AGAIN MEANS JUST THAT! ~~ HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS CONDEMN ISRAEL’S ACTIONS IN GAZA

In a statement, the network said the letter was written in response to an ad campaign in which Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize laureate, compares the murder of children during the Holocaust to Hamas’ actions in Gaza.

“We are disgusted and outraged by Elie Wiesel’s abuse of our history in these pages to justify the unjustifiable: Israel’s wholesale effort to destroy Gaza and the murder of more than 2,000 Palestinians, including many hundreds of children. Nothing can justify bombing UN shelters, homes, hospitals and universities. Nothing can justify depriving people of electricity and water,” the letter reads.

It concludes: “’Never again’ must mean NEVER AGAIN FOR ANYONE.”

Aug 25 09:53

New Ice Bucket Challenge? Gazans Launch 'Rubble Bucket Challenge'

An appeal to garner support for Gaza which imitates the wildly popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge but uses rubble and dirt instead of cold water is picking up steam on social media.

Aug 25 09:26

Former Israeli AG: Our government staged the assassination of Al-Daif

In the biggest blow to Israeli propaganda, which claimed that Hamas broke the ceasefire, former Israeli Attorney General Michael Ben Yair has said that "it was Israel who staged the alleged Hamas breach of the ceasefire in order to create the conditions for assassinating Muhammad Al-Daif, Commander-in-Chief of Hamas's military wing, Al-Qassam Brigades.

The website of Makor Rishon newspaper said that Ben Yair, who also worked as a judge in the Israeli supreme court, tweeted on his twitter account the following: "There is no agreement and hostilities have been renewed, but who is the culprit? Hamas who wants an agreement with accomplishments or Israel who staged the breach of the ceasefire in order to justify the assassination of Muhammad Al-Daif?"

Aug 25 09:23

THE HATRED WE CALL OUR OWN

“For me, personally, Arabs are something I can’t look at and can’t stand,” a 10th-grade girl from a high school in the central part of the country says in abominable Hebrew. “I am tremendously racist. I come from a racist home. If I get the chance in the army to shoot one of them, I won’t think twice. I’m ready to kill someone with my hands, and it’s an Arab. In my education I learned that … their education is to be terrorists, and there is no belief in them. I live in an area of Arabs, and every day I see these Ishmaelites, who pass by the [bus] station and whistle. I wish them death.”

Aug 25 09:22

IMAGINE IF TORONTO WAS BOMBED LIKE GAZA

In his compelling new video Gazonto, Canadian filmmaker John Greyson reimagines Israel’s massive bombardment of the Israeli-occupied and besieged Gaza Strip as if it were an attack on his home city Toronto.

Aug 25 08:40

Israeli drone captured in Gaza: Hamas

The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, has seized an Israeli reconnaissance drone in Gaza Strip’s Shejaiya district.

According to media reports, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades announced the capture of the “Zionist reconnaissance plane” via a message posted on its Arabic Twitter account on Monday.

Aug 25 08:20

VIDEO: The Gaza rubble challenge

Gazans have decided to put their own spin on the Ice Bucket Challenge - popular internet campaign to raise awareness for ALS. Videos going viral online show Palestinians buckets of rubble on their heads instead of the ice water used in the viral campaign.

Aug 25 08:02

Israel's Genocidal Killing Machine

War without mercy is official Israeli policy. Rule of law principles don't matter.

Throughout its entire history, Israel waged genocidal war on Palestine.

Its 1947-48 War of Independence prioritized an exclusive Jewish state with no Arab presence.

Strategy was by any means possible. It included mass murder, destruction and forced displacement.

According to historian Ilan Pappe, Israeli policy involved "large-scale intimidation; laying siege to and bombarding villages and population centres; setting fire to homes, properties and goods; expulsion; demolition; and finally, planting mines among the rubble to prevent any of the expelled inhabitants from returning."

Israel's dirty war took six months to complete. It was a walkover. It forcibly displaced about 800,000 Palestinians. It murdered many others.

It destroyed 531 villages and 11 urban neighborhoods in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa and other cities.

Aug 25 08:01

Israeli Bombing Intensifies in Gaza as Does Push for ICC 'War Crimes' Inquiry

The push to engage the International Criminal Court in an investigation into possible war crimes by Israel for it military attacks on the civilian population of the Gaza Strip is gaining steam among Palestinian political factions as well as members of the international legal community.

Aug 25 07:25

Palestinian Woman Grows Flowers In Israeli Army Tear Gas Grenades

A Palestinian woman in the village of Bilin, near Ramallah, has planted a garden full of flowers grown inside of spent tear-gas grenades collected from clashes between Israeli soldiers and local Palestinians…

Aug 25 06:56

Alan Hart: On course for Holocaust II…..?

This is the most controversial article the gentile me has ever written or is ever likely to write, but I believe that what I am going to say needs to be said and should be widely debated if the rising, global tide of “anti-Israelism” (I prefer the term anti-Zionism) is not to be transformed into anti-Semitism on a scale that could lead, in a foreseeable future, to Holocaust II, my shorthand for another great turning against the Jews.

Aug 25 03:37

Quasi-Governmental Psyops deployed to Steal our Future

Ever wonder how American Defense Policy is made which keeps leading America into illegal, Unconstitutional, unprovoked, undeclared perpetual Wars?

In this article you will be informed how Quasi-Governmental Top Policy-Makers use sophisticated Psyops to Mind-Kontrol and deceive Americans into supporting these crimes against humanity which they would never otherwise support.

It’s high time Americans learn how sophisticated quasi-governmental Think-Tanks and Defense Policy Boards (TTs/DPBs) steal their future by creating sophisticated Psyops and disseminating them through the Controlled Major Mass Media (CMMM).

It is important to realize that the 9/11/01 nuclear attack on America was imagined, created, woven into a major Psyop against the American Masses in secret, closed meetings in one of these TTs/DPBs and this Psyop was designed to create a huge lie designed to sucker America into another illegal Mideast war.

Aug 25 01:56

Behind the Israeli soldier Killing Of A 10-year-old Boy

It’s not clear why an Israeli soldier shot Khalil Anati in the Al-Fawar refugee camp. What is clear is that the shooter didn’t stay around long enough to offer assistance, or to watch the boy die.

Aug 24 23:04

Failure to Punish Israel for its Evil Crimes Against Humanity

The Continual and Unconscionable Failure to Punish Israel for its Evil Crimes Against Humanity Results from Collective Cowardice and Constitutes Criminal Cooperation and Culpable Complicity. Read more--> http://sabbah.in/1ruiqtc

Aug 24 23:02

Falk: US Limits Ability of UN To Hold Israel Accountable for War Crimes [Video]

Princeton University Professor Richard Falk discusses how the powers of the UN are limited since the United States sets the agenda. Read more--> http://sabbah.in/1vdHQMl

Aug 24 23:00

Israel Murders Journalists

The circumstances of the Israeli crimes and attacks against journalists and media outlets during the Gaza assault indicate that some were deliberately committed to silence them. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1p51Fgq

Aug 24 22:58

We must admit the truth: Palestinian children in Israel are considered like insects

It is human that the killing of an Israeli boy, a child of ours, would arouse greater identification than the death of some 478 Palestinian child. What is incomprehensible is the Israeli response to the killing of their children. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1tK5Pis

Aug 24 22:57

Ridding Britain of Israel’s stooges

First we must free ourselves from the clutches of the enemy within. Only then will Israel be brought to account and the Palestinian know peace and prosperity. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1BTJh4g

Aug 24 22:55

Stories from Gaza

"I just want to be able to live and play like the other kids around the world." She then said, "Mom, I don’t think we will have a real solution in Gaza until I’m old and married." Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1ruhYLJ

Aug 24 22:54

PA security forces working for the Zionist project, choking the resistance in Palestine

PA Security coordination between Israeli police and the police under the supervision of Dayton ensured criminalisation of the intifada heroes. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1snmcAy

Aug 24 20:55

Kyrie Eleison - Gaza 2014

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BUMP TO THE TOP

YouTube has "clamped" the view numbers on this video (which they have been caught doing for politically 'dangerous' videos) at just over 16,000, and they have not moved in a week!

This video is also available at VIMEO! Feel free to make local copies and repost, include in video compilations.

 

I WANT EVERY VOTER IN AMERICA TO SEE THIS VIDEO BY NOVEMBER!

New York's Governor Cuomo is in Israel right now, refusing to meet with any Palestinians and sucking up to Netanyahu in total support of Israel's attack on Gaza. make a point of sharing this video with everyone you know in New York as they hold their primary next month! Here in Hawaii, for the first time in history, a sitting governor just lost the primary for his re-election. Let's try for #2.

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Aug 24 18:40

Supporting ‘terror tourism’ to Israel gets Canadian tax credits

Two weeks ago Somali-Canadian Mohamed Hersi was sentenced to 10 years in prison for attempting to join al-Shabab. Arrested at Toronto’s Pearson airport before leaving, Hersi was not found guilty of committing or plotting a specific act of violence, but according to the presiding judge, was “poised to become a terror tourist”.

Yet our government does nothing to hundreds of other Canadians who join a foreign military force to daily terrorize millions of people and often use explosives to kill thousands, most of whom are civilians.

Aug 24 18:21

Israeli airstrikes kill 16 in Gaza, Palestinian officials say

The recently renewed violence in the Mideast claimed more lives Sunday as Israeli strikes killed at least 16 people in Gaza and a Hamas attack on a border crossing wounded four Israeli civilians.

The 16 Palestinian victims included a mother and her three children in their home, said a spokesman for the Ministry of Health, Ashraf al-Qidra.

One of the targets was Mohamed Al-Oul, who supervised Hamas' financial transactions, according to the Israel Defense Forces. The IDF said a "hit was confirmed."

Aug 24 14:55

Questions to ask your pro-Israeli friends

Paul Kinzelman formulates a set of questions which people of conscience can ask Israel’s supporters on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in general and on Israel’s genocidal war against the people of Gaza.

Aug 24 11:39

Israel Threatens Expanded Airstrikes, Gaza Ground Operation

Targets today included a house, two men in a car and another on a motorbike, according to the pro-Hamas Al-Rai news agency. At least 15 Palestinians were killed, bringing the death toll from seven weeks of hostilities to more than 2,100, according to Gaza Health Ministry official Ashraf al-Qedra. Sixty-eight on the Israeli side, all but four of them soldiers, have also died since Israel embarked on its offensive with the declared aim of squelching rocket fire.

Aug 24 10:26

ISIS are Sunni Impostors & Saudi-CIA Shills

Left. John McCain meets with Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of ISIS in Aleppo in April 2013. Source

ISIS pretends to lead a Sunni resurgence but in fact they are not Sunnis.

David Livingstone explains they are Salafis, a longstanding
Illuminati proxy aimed at dividing and conquering the Muslim world. - See more at: http://henrymakow.com/2014/08/ISIS-are-Sunni-Impostors%20.html#sthash....

Aug 24 09:03

THE COLLATERAL CHILDREN

In the civilised world we were led to believe that children are our most precious assets. In a society ravaged by hatred children are merely moving creatures that can be killed by either side.

Aug 24 08:16

Starve or surrender: Cut off all food and water to Gaza, says Israeli general

Israeli Major-General Giora Eiland has urged that all food and water be cut off to Gaza’s nearly 1.8 million Palestinian residents – a major war crime and precisely the “starve or surrender” policy which the United States has condemned when used in Syria.

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Back in 1948, the Soviet Union blockaded the highway that connected West Berlin with West Germany. Their goal was to starve the West Berliners into abandoning their own government and accepting Soviet rule through the proxy of East Germany. Then too, the strategy was :surrender or die." The world responded to this crime by mounting the Berlin Airlift, which for over a year flew in food, medicine, and other needed supplies to keep West Berlin alive until the Soviet Union relented and allowed the highway to reopen.

Why are we not seeing the same response when Israel does the same thing to Gaza?

Aug 24 08:00

Poll: Majority of Gazans support peace, oppose disarmament

An overwhelming majority of Gaza residents support a long-term truce with Israel and oppose the disarmament of the Palestinian resistance, a poll released on Saturday showed.

The poll, which surveyed 1,000 Palestinians in Gaza from Aug. 14-19 and was conducted by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, also found that a vast majority opposed the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria, which Israeli leaders have claimed maintains support in Gaza.

More than 90 percent of Gazans surveyed thought that resistance was either "well prepared" or "somewhat prepared" for the Israeli assault, and more than 93 percent opposed the disarmament of Palestinian militant groups, which Israel has said is a condition of any long-term truce.

Aug 24 07:54

With much to hide, Israel is running scared

It seems that Israel will not be cooperating with a panel set up by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to investigate possible war crimes committed by the Israeli army in the Gaza Strip. Israel’s Foreign Ministry is bitterly critical of the probe and the panel, claiming that the findings of UNHRC’s investigations are predetermined, while the prime minister and the foreign minister announced that UNHRC long ago became the ‘Terrorists Rights Council’ and a ‘kangaroo court’.

The Israeli position towards UNHRC is not surprising considering the UN body has found Israel guilty in the past.

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Aug 24 07:52

‘Israel may launch new ground incursion into Gaza’

Israeli Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch has warned that the Tel Aviv regime will likely begin a fresh ground incursion into the besieged Gaza Strip.

Aug 24 07:49

BRUTAL FOOTAGE OF HOW WHAT IS REAL HELL, DESTROYS A LARGE TOWER BLOCK IN GAZA - VID

Now if this were to happen (daily} }n somewhere like say Tel Aviv, then I'm sure you'd get to hear about it,...over and over and over again.

Now can you imagine this happening in your neighborhood?

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Please note that this building, hit by an air strike, does NOT collapse into its own footprint!

Aug 24 07:20

Israel Retracts False Claim Regarding Alleged Hamas Rocket Base

Israeli officials retracted this morning their earlier claim on Friday that the rocket that killed a four-year-old child in Southern Israel was launched from an UNRWA school in the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli news reports that the rocket was launched from an UNRWA school were false. The same media outlets that rushed to report the incident without seeking confirmation from UNRWA are required and called upon to also report the Israeli army retraction. We also call on Israeli military spokespersons and other official sources to ensure the accuracy of their facts before going public.

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So far, no mention of the retraction on ABCNNBBCBSFOX.

Aug 24 07:19

US accuses Israel of targeting relatives of kidnapped and murdered Palestinian 16-year-old

The United States on Wednesday charged Israel had targeted members of a Palestinian family whose teenaged son was kidnapped and killed in July along with two cousins, who are US citizens.

Aug 24 07:17

Israelica - The American/Israeli Propaganda Campaign - Zionists OWN The US Media

Aug 24 07:16

“The Right To Exist” – States or People?

It is a curious phrase this “right to exist”. Israel wants the world to accept its “right to exist” as a state, but it denies the indigenous Palestinians their right to exist as a people in their own land. International relations only acknowledges the rights of people, not states. [1] States exist because of the formal recognition afforded them by other states, and now that Israel is recognised as a state, it in fact exists. It makes no sense to demand that a political party recognise Israel’s “right to exist”, much less punish 4 million Palestinians because a majority voted the Hamas Party into government. Yet, these are the very words that are holding the Palestinians, particularly those in Gaza, to an impossible ransom.

Aug 24 07:15

Only a ten minute warning: Netanyahu warns Gaza civilians after Israel destroys apartment tower

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Palestinian civilians on Sunday to leave immediately any site where militants are operating, one day after Israel took the Gaza war to a new level by flattening a 13-storey apartment tower.

Israeli aircraft fired a non-explosive rocket at the building as a signal to residents to get out before attacking it on Saturday. Seventeen people were wounded in the strike on the structure, which Israel said had housed a Hamas command centre.

"I call on the inhabitants of Gaza to evacuate immediately from every site from which Hamas is carrying out terrorist activity. Every one of these places is a target for us," Netanyahu said in public remarks at a cabinet meeting.

true With no end in sight to fighting in its seventh week, Netanyahu's tough talk seemed to indicate a move towards bolder strikes against Hamas targets in densely populated neighborhoods, even at the risk of raising more international alarm

Aug 24 04:44

Rania Masri gives Barack Obama a lesson on the meaning of ‘barbaric’

Thousands of people from Austin and the surrounding region attended a rally and march protesting Israel’s assault on Gaza, joining the millions protesting around the world.

Video from that rally, of a thunderous speech by Dr. Rania Masri chastising President Obama over his usage of the term “barbaric,” has been garnering thousands of hits daily since it got picked up by social media. She’s on fire!

(Must) Watch Rania Masri’s focused rage calling for us to make a stand and pledge to be organized in support of Boycott Divestment and Sanctions against Israel. And read each word of her amazing speech, which has already been translated into three four languages:

Aug 24 04:36

The Mainstream Media, ISIS, and Iraq War Déjà Vu

It might not be possible to fool all the people all the time, to paraphrase Abraham Lincoln, but the record shows that enough of the people can be fooled enough of the time to achieve the desired result.

Only time will tell what the outcome here will be.

Stephen Walt, the co-author of the much-talked-about book, “The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy,” poignantly observes that “if the history of the past twenty years teaches us anything, it is that forceful American interference of this sort just makes these problems worse.” Note that this is a key point to refute the mainstream internationalists’ claim that US involvement is indispensable for the good of the world and thus it should eschew a policy of non-intervention.

Aug 24 04:17

Israeli-Gaza conflict: Airstrikes level buildings in Gaza as conflict escalates

Israeli airstrikes have levelled a seven-floor office building and severely damaged a two-storey shopping centre in the Gaza Strip, signalling a new escalation in seven weeks of fighting with Hamas.

The strikes in the southern town of Rafah came just hours after Israel bombed an apartment tower in Gaza City, collapsing the 12-storey building with 44 apartments.

The targeting of large buildings appears to be part of a new military tactic by Israel.

Aug 23 18:01

Holocaust survivors condemn Israel for 'Gaza massacre,' call for boycott

In response to Elie Wiesel advertisement comparing Hamas to Nazis, 327 Jewish Holocaust survivors and descendants publish New York Times ad accusing Israel of 'ongoing massacre of the Palestinian people.'

Aug 23 11:13

Israeli F-16 Missile Attacks Venezuelan Humanitarian Aid Mission in Gaza

Venezuelan ambassador to Egypt, Juan Antonio Hernandez, said Wednesday that an Israeli aircraft attacked the Venezuelan humanitarian delegation in Rafah along the border post between Egypt and Palestine. The delegation was delivering twelve tons of aid to the Palestinian people. No one was injured during the attack.

The F-16 airplane dropped a missile very close to the humanitarian site, though it did not explode. The ambassador confirmed that the missile fell approximately 50 to 70 meters from the site.

El Universal reported that Roni Kaplan, the spokesperson of the Israel Defense Forces, asserted that “there was no attack by the Israeli forces on the Egyptian side of Gaza. The air force has not attacked nor launched sound bombs to any humanitarian convoy on its way to Gaza from Egypt.”

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We know when an Israeli Military Spokesperson is lying; they open their mouth...and words come out of it.

Aug 23 08:59

Irish soccer team face fine for Palestine flag flown during Europa League qualifier

Dundalk have been fined €18,000 by UEFA because a Palestine flag was flown at Oriel Park during their match against Hajduk Split.

Aug 23 08:46

US Media Rules of Reporting on Israeli ‘Operations’ in Gaza

Since Hamas fired its first projectile from Gaza into Israel in 2001, the US establishment media have strictly followed several rules of reporting on the “rockets.” These rules are unwritten. The scriveners and TV news broadcasters may not even think of them as rules. Nevertheless, American mass media reporting on Gaza rockets consistently and predictably follows one absolute, overarching, principle: Israel is always the victim. The rules implement this First Principle. Short are the careers of those who transgress them.

The media faithfully have followed the rules in “Operation Protective Edge.” A reasonable person could fairly describe “Protective Edge” as US-tax dollar funded, Israeli-delivered bombs, tank and artillery shells, missiles, flechette grenades and other explosive devices which sometimes kill dozens of civilians in the Gaza strip a day. No consumer of US mass media will ever hear that description, of course. It offends the First Principle.

Aug 23 08:45

Democratic Party leader echoes Netanyahu’s new theme: Hamas equals ISIS

A few weeks after the Israeli prime minister accused Hamas of piling up “telegenically-dead Palestinians for their cause,” Benjamin Netanyahu has found a telegenically-dead victim for his propaganda purposes: James Foley, the brave American journalist killed by ISIS in Syria. Netanyahu is using Foley’s gruesome beheading to equate ISIS and all its horrors to… Hamas.

Aug 23 08:13

Missiles rain down on the Gaza Strip killing five as the bloody conflict between Hamas and Israel reaches its 47th agonising day

Israel's latest round of attacks on Gaza entered its 47th day today, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowing to 'intensify' the air assault after an Israeli boy was killed yesterday in a mortar attack by Hamas militants.

Two Palestinian children were killed today, along with three adults from the same family. They join the more than 2,090 people killed in Gaza since attacks began in July. Close to 500 of those were children.

Aug 23 07:58

FOX's Sean Hannity Visits His Beloved Israel

Interviews American Jews serving in Israeli armed forces. Not for the faint of heart or those with weak stomachs.

Aug 23 05:52

UNRWA criticizes false Israeli claim that shelter used to fire mortar

The UN's Palestine refugee agency UNRWA on Saturday criticized the Israeli military for publishing allegations -- that have since been retracted -- that Hamas militants fired a rocket from one of their schools in Gaza the day before.
In a statement, the organization called upon "Israeli military spokespersons and other official sources to ensure the accuracy of their facts before going public," highlighting that the organization maintained the "highest standards of neutrality."

The Israeli military said in a statement late Friday that a mortar that killed a four-year-old child in southern Israel was launched from an UNRWA school being used to shelter displaced Gazan families.

Aug 22 15:20

Human rights groups call on Israel to allow them entry to Gaza

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said the Israeli authorities have denied them entry into the Gaza Strip to investigate allegations of human rights violations using various bureaucratic excuses, the Anadolu news agency reported.

The organisations announced, in a joint statement yesterday, that they had asked the Egyptian authorities to allow them to enter Gaza through the Rafah crossing, but Cairo did not respond to their request.

Aug 22 15:19

F-16 Missile Attacks Venezuelan Humanitarian Aid Mission in Gaza

Venezuelan ambassador to Egypt, Juan Antonio Hernandez, denounced the attack against the Venezuelan humanitarian mission.

Aug 22 14:36

Liberman says Israel's Gaza operation should end with 'Hamas waving white flag'

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman told Israeli television on Friday that military operations in Gaza must continue "until Hamas waves the white flag."

In an interview with Channel 2 that aired just a few hours after it was learned that a four-year-old boy succumbed to his wounds which he sustained as a result of a mortar strike on a kibbutz near the Gaza frontier, Liberman said that the government needs to spell out "a strategic goal" that encompasses "defeating Hamas, bringing it to submission."

"That means Hamas waves the white flag," the foreign minister said. "That is a realistic scenaio, and it must be a goal."

Aug 22 14:30

Gaza conflict: Israeli boy's death 'will intensify ops'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said military operations will "intensify" after an Israeli boy was killed by fire from Gaza.

Aug 22 14:05

Netanyahu’s self-inflicted Gaza conundrum

Uri Avnery says the collapse of the ceasefire talks between Israel and Hamas may have been engineered by the Israeli secret service, and also helped Netanyahu out of a tight political corner.

Aug 22 14:04

New York Times Continues To Distort The Truth About Gaza

Though it has faded somewhat from the headlines, Israel's war on Gaza is still going on, with a round of airstrikes that killed dozens this week. And how was this reported in the New York Times? As Hamas breaking a cease-fire agreement.

Jodi Rudoren's dispatch (8/21/14) begins with a rather astonishing lead:

Hamas is the party that keeps extending this summer's bloody battle in the Gaza Strip, repeatedly breaking temporary truces and vowing to endlessly fire rockets into Israel until its demands are met.

Aug 22 14:03

Ridding Britain of Israel’s stooges

Stuart Littlewood says Britons must get rid of the “enemy within” – the Israel flag wavers – before they could bring Israel to account and peace and prosperity to the Palestinians.

Aug 22 12:32

Palestine & Israel Magazine (Update #14)

UNCENSORED - Occupied Palestine and Israel breaking news, related world news and multimedia. Read here: http://sabbah.in/1oi5aQE

Aug 22 12:22

‘Ads Against Apartheid’ is going national

Ads Against Apartheid (AAA) is going national with a their “ONE WORD” campaign, and not just in subways. News of their June campaign in Boston swept social media like a tsunami and the organization got flooded with messages from people from all over the world lauding the ads with praise. Many inquiring how to get the ads in their town, cities, transit hubs, and even in their classrooms! AAA co-founder Richard Colbath-Hess told Mondoweiss the response has been “overwhelming.”

The ads feature one word per ad – HOMELESS, VIOLENCE, and STOLEN– each representing an aspect of Israel’s unrelenting injustice towards Palestinians. AAA recently announced they were placing billboards in 8-10 major US cities by late 2014 or early 2015, including New York, Washington, DC, and San Francisco.

Aug 22 11:48

The grand failure of Israeli hasbara

Israeli attempts to shape the narrative of the Gaza war have failed in the face of global solidarity with Palestinians. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1oi33MN

Aug 22 11:45

Zim Piraeus drops off tracking system

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Earlier this week, the Zim Piraeus tried a fast one by sailing away from the Oakland terminal and heading out past the Golden Gate bridge, then after the protesters left, doubled back. The protesters came back, and supported by the Longshoremen (who were angered by a union contract violation), blocked the unloading one more time, with the Zim Piraeus only able to unload 2% of her cargo. Yesterday, the ship tracking network showed the Zim Piraeus headed northwest at 16 knots, but it has dropped off the tracking system. Is it simply out of range, or has the Captain shut off the reporting system and even now headed back to Oakland?

Aug 22 11:16

Richard Falk: The US as Israel’s servant

The reasons as to why Israel has become an outlaw state and US support for Israel and its consequences. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1q2ewFa

Aug 22 11:14

Racist Societies: Israel and the U.S.

One wonders how the racism that is so much a part of U.S. and Israeli society towards the Palestinians can have such strength. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1oZgN4N

Aug 22 11:12

Pro-Israeli Security Council Gaza Resolution

It’s pro-Israeli. It’s pro-Western. It’s anti-Palestinian. It’s more Gazan Versailles than legitimate peace plan. It demands rejection. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1BKUBjc

Aug 22 11:11

Melbourne – Exhibition For Palestine: Peace Of Art

Join Melbourne’s top emerging artists, musicians and designers for an evening of visual and performance art to raise money for the Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/VI2xRg

Aug 22 11:09

Israeli forces use Palestinian child as human shield in Gaza

Israeli soldiers repeatedly used Ahmad Abu Raida, 17, as a human shield for five days while he was held hostage during Israel’s ground invasion of the Gaza Strip. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1tzWqde

Aug 22 11:05

Palestine & Israel Magazine (Update #13)

UNCENSORED - Occupied Palestine and Israel breaking news, related world news and multimedia. Read here: http://sabbah.in/VLvrQd

Aug 22 11:03

Western Leaders Support Israeli Genocide

Longstanding US-led Western support lets Israel get away with genocidal mass murder and destruction. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1zdff7n

Aug 22 09:45

What would happen if Palestine joined the International Criminal Court?

What would happen if Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas signs up to join the International Criminal Court (ICC)? The question has acquired a certain urgency amid the Israeli attack on Gaza and reports that the Palestinian political parties, including Hamas, are now committed to joining it.

Aug 22 09:34

Pro-Israeli Security Council Gaza Resolution

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On August 21, Washington joined Germany, Britain and France. They presented a largely one-sided Security Council resolution to end over six weeks of conflict.

It's pro-Israeli. It's pro-Western. It's anti-Palestinian. It's more Gazan Versailles than legitimate peace plan. It demands rejection.

It's in lieu of what's fundamentally needed.

Aug 22 09:33

Handbook: 7 Basic Propaganda Devices

As part of our ongoing effort to expose propaganda techniques, we are posting the propaganda section of the Hasbara Handbook: Promoting Israel on Campus, originally leaked by Wikispooks. It is more than a decade old, as it refers to PLO leader Yasser Arafat, who passed away in 2004.

Propaganda is used by those who want to communicate in ways that engage the emotions, and downplay rationality, in an attempt to promote a certain message. To effectively present Israel to the public, and to counter anti-Israel messages, it is necessary to understand propaganda devices.

This article applies a list of seven propaganda devices to the Israeli situation, and by doing so allows an understanding of some of the ways in which public opinion is fought for in the International arena.

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Note that the actual listing of techniques is written from the Israeli point of view.

Aug 22 09:20

A LETTER FROM THE WEST BANK ~~ WE ARE ONE WITH GAZA

I have not written much lately and this email maybe personal and hard. Our days start early and end very late. Our nights are also occasionally interrupted by calls from friends in Gaza or others who need some support. In the past 48 hours, over 100 Palestinian civilians were killed by Israeli occupation forces. Many of those are in Rafah. Sometimes I feel guilty that I am affected more by those I know than those who die that I did not know. For example, I cried after I hung-up the phone with Islam, a friend in Rafah who has four children and they can’t sleep and their house shook and windows shattered as missiles rained on homes nearby. I cried because I know him and his handicapped son and his dilemma at whether to try to carry his son and run to the street or not. But then I cried some more thinking of the many innocents who got killed and injured and who I dd not personally know and did not cry for them earlier. Islam and his family will be traumatized for life.

Aug 22 08:38

Son of Death - by Uri Avnery

But as of now, the man who has the final decision is the Son of Death, Mohammed Deif, if he is alive and kicking. If not, his successor. If he is alive, the assassination of his wife and baby son may not have made him gentler and more peaceable.

Aug 22 08:09

Gaza and the limits of ‘objective’ reporting

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has always been a lopsided affair. On 14 July, US satirist Jon Stewart highlighted the disparity in the ‘war’ between Israel and Gaza. Playing an NBC news clip, Stewart noted the clothing of the two correspondents. In Tel Aviv, Martin Fletcher wore a breezy polo shirt, while in Gaza Ayman Mohyeldin was equipped in a full flak suit.

‘He looks like an extra from The Hurt Locker!’ Stewart exclaimed, imploring his audience to comprehend the folly of trying to balance both sides of this particular story.

Aug 22 08:09

RT Crosstalk - last half ''mowing the lawn'' 22 Aug

Aug 22 07:56

Israeli troops fire into a civilian population

In the killing fields of Gaza where heavily-armed Israeli troops in Merkava tanks and US-supplied F16 strike aircraft, fire high-explosive missiles into a civilian population in acts of collective punishment – to date, over 2000 lives, the majority of which are unarmed civilians including hundreds of women and children, have been taken.

Aug 22 07:45

Sands of Sorrow Pt. 1 - 1950s Documentary on the plight of Palestine

Aug 22 07:45

Sands of Sorrow Pt. 2 - 1950s Documentary on the plight of Palestine

Aug 22 07:45

Sands of Sorrow Pt3 - 1950s Documentary on the plight of Palestine

Aug 22 07:23

“Exodus” Now Hurling Real 5,000 Pound Bombs

Ponder this for a moment: 5,000 pound GBU 28 bunker-buster bombs were dropped on a single house in Gaza. Israel obviously can pinpoint a target when it wishes to do so. It makes many claims that it “did not intend” to strike a United Nations school or a hospital.

That is not true. Schools and hospitals are not struck by mistake. These are large buildings and Israel’s ability to pinpoint targets are demonstrable.

Israel still retains absolute mind control over the western world, thanks to the selling of an Israel narrative which was boosted high into the literary lights and onto movie screens with the fictional Israeli narrative written by Leon Uris in 1954.

Aug 22 07:08

IDF Activates 10,000 Additional Reservists

Following a number of targeted strikes in Gaza that led to the deaths of a number of senior Hamas commanders, the IDF has received the ministerial green light to activate 10,000 reservists from various units including the Homefront Command, intelligence, the air force and others.

Aug 22 06:32

469 Gaza children killed, over 370,000 need ‘psychosocial aid’ – UNICEF

At least 469 children have been killed and over 3,000 injured in Gaza since the start of the Israeli offensive, a senior UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official said, adding that more than 370,000 Palestinian kids require “immediate psychosocial first aid.”

Nine children have died in Gaza violence since Wednesday, the chief of UNICEF’s Gaza field office, Pernilla Ironside, said at a press conference on Thursday in New York.

“There isn’t a single family in Gaza who hasn’t experienced personally death, injury, the loss of their home, extensive damage, displacement,” Ironside said.

She stressed that while 373,000 Palestinian children are in need of “immediate psychosocial first aid,” UNICEF only has 50 psychologists and counselors on the ground in Gaza. Those specialists were able to reach just 3,000 children.

Aug 22 05:35

Entitled ideology supporting ‘incineration’ of Gaza resonates with Nazi ideology — Siegman

An astonishing piece by Henry Siegman, at the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Center, goes further than this Jewish leader, who escaped the Holocaust himself, has gone before. Siegman categorically defends the right of resistance for a subject people exposed to the violence of occupiers in occupied lands and says Palestinians may exercise the same right of resistance exercised by Jewish people in the 1940s. He uses the words “Dresden” and “incineration” to describe the destruction of Gaza, and then explicitly likens Netanyahu’s ideology of Jewish exceptionalism to the ideology of the Nazis.

Aug 21 18:33

Things cannot stay the same after Israeli genocide in Gaza

After every bloody episode of violence perpetrated by Israel, media spin doctors are often deployed with one grand mission: to absolve Israel of any responsibility in their acts of carnage.

Not only do these apologists demonize Palestinians, but anyone who dares to take a stand on their behalf. The main staple of this Israeli strategy has been blaming the victim. Such a tactic is nothing new in the way the so-called "Arab-Israeli conflict" has been presented in Western media, whose narrative has been much closer to that of Israeli official and media discourses than that of Palestinians. This continued despite the decades-long military occupation, successive wars, and countless massacres.

Aug 21 17:42

Fascism in America: The Devil Went Down to Georgia

Both Israel and the United States are increasingly characterized as police states where authority trumps liberties. They both claim victimhood from terrorism and have used that as an excuse to maintain aggressive foreign policies that emphasize the use of force as a first option. Israel exploits its alleged victimhood to occupy Palestinian land and kill Arabs while the United States does the same to justify its continued presence in Afghanistan and its threats to use military force against nations like Iran and Syria.

Aug 21 16:19

The Five Dancing Israelis Arrested On 9-11

The Jewish weekly The Forward reported that the FBI finally concluded that at least two of the detained Israelis were agents working for the Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, and that Urban Moving Systems, the ostensible employer of the five Israelis, was a front operation. This was confirmed by two former CIA officers, and they noted that movers' vans are a common intelligence cover. (23). The Israelis were held in custody for 71 days before being quietly released. (24)
WEBMASTER NOTE: Right now the corporate media is shoveling ISIS at us as hard as they can, in an obvious propaganda campaign reminiscent of the similar campaign about "Al Qaeda" and "Osama Bin Laden" that preceded 9-11. Given how desperate the US Government is to revive the war agenda, we should be concerned that a new false-flag attack, bigger and bloodier than the World Trade Towers, is being considered.

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

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

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Aug 21 13:51

Charity Calls For Suspension Of Arms Sales To Israel And Palestine

Today the charity Oxfam has called for the immediate suspension of arms and ammunition sales to Israel and Palestine, in an effort to shield civilians.

Aug 21 12:36

Israeli settlers unleash dog pack on Palestinian kids

Israeli settlers have unleashed a large pack of dogs on Palestinian children, brutally injuring one near Salfit in the center of the occupied West Bank.

The dogs harshly savaged the five-year-old boy, who is in dire need of several surgeries, including a facial reconstructive one.

The boy, identified as Karmel Moayyad Shakir, was playing with his peers in the village of Azawiyeh when the illegal settlers from the nearby Kannat settlement arrived at the spot along with a large pack of dogs.

Before the boy’s family could intervene, the dogs attacked the five-year-old who was lucky enough not to die, yet sustained severe injuries.

Aug 21 12:29

Gaza severely short of water for drinking and bathing

Almost all the Gaza Strip’s 1.8 million residents are suffering from a severe lack of water for drinking and washing, since Israeli bombs seriously damaged the Strip’s water, electricity and sewage infrastructure. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/YFaQiA

Aug 21 12:27

Israel’s Genocidal War Continues; BDS Continues

Palestinians are today's Native Americans. Israel continues genocidal war against them. It's been ongoing for decades. Unless stopped, potential extermination is possible. It happened in Haiti, America and elsewhere. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/VGWUmt

Aug 21 12:25

Questions to Ask Your Pro-Israeli Friends

Ask your pro-Israel friend questions requiring thought instead of quoting "facts" might result in a more productive dialog. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1v2kFEE

Aug 21 12:24

ATTENTION: Free Palestine billboard removed from Melbourne

Free Palestine banner removed barely up for 48 hours, Australians for Palestine was told that due to "unprecedented complaints" the decision was taken to remove the banner. Take Action here: http://sabbah.in/1z7Rq0W

Aug 21 12:22

Look who’s being pushed to the sea now

The disappearing land, the continuos war and the extreme restrictions imposed on Palestinians makes them the ones being driven into the sea. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1wenhki

Aug 21 12:20

Gas Chambers, Chemical Warfare, Blindings, Mass Bombing and Shelling Civilians — Where do you Draw the Line?

Dear U.S. Supporters of Israel in Gaza, If you believed that the IDF could destroy Hamas by employing portable gas chambers or chemical weapons to publicly Gazan civilians, would you favor doing so? Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1tvcoFg

Aug 21 12:18

What would Israel do in Hamas’ shoes?

What would Hamas benefit if it succeeded to kill the prime minister or the chief of staff? Wouldn't we have found substitutes? Would Israel have renounced its leadership? Bowed its head to its leaders' assassins? Would Israel have hastened to build them a deep-water seaport and airport in Gaza? Read more --> http://sabbah.in/XDqFpG

Aug 21 12:04

US accuses Israel of targeting relatives of kidnapped and murdered Palestinian 16-year-old

The United States on Wednesday charged Israel had targeted members of a Palestinian family whose teenaged son was kidnapped and killed in July along with two cousins, who are US citizens.

Tensions between Palestinians and Israelis in annexed east Jerusalem plunged to a new low on July 2 when 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khder was snatched from an east Jerusalem street and later found burned alive.

Israeli police arrested six alleged Jewish extremists as suspects and on July 17 charged three, freeing the others.

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This may be the reaosn Israel; is again trying to claim HAMAS kidnapped and killed the three teens in the West Bank, to create an "equivalency" for the death of the American.

Aug 21 11:24

How To End The War Crimes In Gaza

Some people may read this and say, no way, this is not a solution but I challenge your belief and I offer that this is indeed an effective and powerful way to move forward as a humanity with regard to the ongoing atrocities in Gaza.

Aug 21 10:59

Russell Brand opposes anti-Semitism after death threats: 'We must disavow all forms of prejudice that lead to exclusion and execution'

Russell Brand has been vocal in his criticism of the media coverage of the Israel-Gaza conflict. Particularly in his satirical YouTube series, The Trews.

He memorably dissected FOX News reporter Sean Hannity’s pro-Israel bias that appeared not to recognise the disproportionate number of Palestinian casualties and disallowed Palestinian guests on his current affairs show from being able to be an active part of the debate.

He recently took on Bill O’Reilly, also of FOX News, his self-congratulatory reporting of the Islamic State after the beheading of American photo journalist James Foley.

But it was a video he made highlighting an Avaaz.org petition that caused the biggest stir of all. In it, he called for viewers to put pressure on British businesses to sever ties with investments in Israel he says “facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza”.

Aug 21 10:36

INTEREST RATE RISES: stand by for the traffic accident

Overpriced stock markets have finally met Zirp interest levels. The Slog analyses why this is the unstoppable force colliding with the immovable object.

Aug 21 10:30

PICS+ Video - #NYC Solidarity w/ #Ferguson #FreeGaza

COOL! TWO PROTEST GROUPS/ACTIONS MERGE IN NYC.

Large flag dropped from the Manhattan bridge during the Justice for #Palestine march in NYC

Aug 21 10:28

BEX ALERT - Top Hamas sheikh admits to June kidnapping of Israeli teens

Sheikh Saleh al-Arouri, a senior Hamas religious figure, is heard on the video saying that he “blessed the heroic action” which was “carried out by the al-Qassam Brigades” — the armed wing of Hamas. This action, “the kidnapping to Hebron of the three settlers,” was an “operation spoken of far and wide,” al-Arouri added.

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Israel just posted this story and as is to be expected, the corporate media is giving it headline treatment without questioning the story. Nobody ever came up with a reason why HAMAS, which at the time was trying to build world support for their Unity government, would have done such a stupid thing. Nobody has explained why the abductors, whose voices were captured in the cell phone call made by one of the victims, were speaking Hebrew.

Assuming that this is the real Saleh al-Arouri and he is not being intentionally mistranslated (again), why would he hand Israel such a potent propaganda weapon on a silver platter, especially since the IDF destroyed his home last June?

This does not pass the smell test at all!

Aug 21 10:18

How To End The War Crimes In Gaza

Some people may read this and say, no way, this is not a solution but I challenge your belief and I offer that this is indeed an effective and powerful way to move forward as a humanity with regard to the ongoing atrocities in Gaza.

Is there actually a way to end the war crimes in Gaza? There is, but the answer lies in our humanity not in politics, politicians, or a rigid ideology. Ideologies that result in human deaths are ideologies of hatred no matter how anyone spins it. We, as a humanity, must find a way of ending ideologies of hatred that serve political purposes. With acknowledgement of this first step we can then move forward to real solutions.

Aug 21 09:38

From Albert Einstein to Noam Chomsky: famous Jews who have opposed Israel

Many prominent Jewish figures over the past century -- from Albert Einstein to holocaust survivor Primo Levi -- have opposed the idea of an ethnically exclusive Israeli state.

"I came to America because of the great, great freedom which I heard existed in this country. I made a mistake in selecting America as a land of freedom, a mistake I cannot repair in the balance of my lifetime." --Albert Einstein, 1947

Aug 21 09:22

#OperationFailedCeasefire ~~ WHY ISRAEL FAILED TO ACHIEVE ITS GOALS THROUGH TERROR

With the end of the ceasefire and the failure of permanent truce negotiations mediated by Egypt, Israel resumed its full-scale massacre in Gaza, killing 22 people on Wednesday.

Why did the truce talks break down? I discussed this question on Al Jazeera English on Wednesday evening, explaining that Israel rejected far-reaching and generous Palestinian offers.

Aug 21 09:22

AMERICA IS QUICK TO ACCUSE, BUT SLOW TO PROSECUTE

The US Government is usually silent when one of its citizens is either savagely beaten or even murdered by the Israeli establishment.

BUT ….

Finally they are talking about this;

BUT AGAIN ….

Let’s see what they do about it.

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Aug 21 09:17

Gaza Changed Everything

After every bloody episode of violence perpetrated by Israel, media spin doctors are often deployed with one grand mission: to absolve Israel of any responsibility in their acts of carnage.

Aug 21 08:53

Israel’s Most Important Source of Capital: California

For over 20 years California’s technology industry has been channeling billions of dollars to finance the growth of Israeli tech firms. In that time, tech has become a key sector for Israel’s economy

Aug 21 08:49

How many bombs has Israel dropped on Gaza?

A few days before he was killed trying to disarm an unexploded Israeli missile, Hazem Abu Murad, the head of Gaza’s bomb squad, estimated that Israel had dropped between eighteen to twenty thousand tons of explosives on Gaza since 7 July.

As I write, Israel has resumed its heavy bombardment after a nine-day truce ended without a long-term ceasefire agreement.

If Abu Murad’s estimate is right, then the explosive power Israel has fired on Gaza by land, sea and air so far is roughly equivalent to one of the atomic bombs the United States dropped on Japan in August 1945.

The bomb dropped on Hiroshima was rated at 13 kilotons – the equivalent of thirteen thousand tons of high-explosive TNT – while the bomb dropped on Nagasaki was rated at 21 kilotons.

Aug 21 08:00

Emergency protest called after Israel resumes airstrikes on Gaza

Around 22 Palestinians have been killed in fresh Israeli attacks on Gaza since the ceasefire collapsed on Tuesday of this week. They include a number of children and a pregnant woman.

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised a “continued campaign” in Gaza at a press conference on Wednesday.

Aug 21 07:14

TRACK THE POSITION OF THE ZIM CARGO SHIP IN REAL TIME

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As of last report, the Zim Shipping cargo ship only unloaded 2% of its cargo before protesters succeeded in halting the operation. In the rush to unload the ship, port authorities bypassed the Union Hiring Hall which put the Longshoremen firmly on the side of the protesters! As of this posting, tracking shows the Zim Piraeus well out of San Francisco bay and heading NW.

The next step is to contact any stores that carry products from Israel and announce a boycott, not of the Israeli products but the entire store itself!

Aug 21 07:05

Weapons fired in Ferguson come from companies supplying Israel, Bahrain and Egypt

When tear-gas was first fired into the streets of Ferguson, Missouri at people angry at the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, Palestinian activists sent out messages on Twitter giving people tips for how to deal with tear gas’ effects.

And there was another direct connection between events in Missouri and the West Bank, as Palestinian activist Mariam Barghouti noted: the company that supplies the Israeli army with tear gas is the same company supplying the police in Ferguson.

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The American people are being treated by the US police the way the Palestinians are treated by the IDF.

Aug 21 06:58

Western Leaders Support Israeli Genocide

Longstanding US-led Western support lets Israel get away with genocidal mass murder and destruction. More on this below.

Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the latest example of well planned, premeditated Israeli aggression on Palestine.

It has nothing to do with Hamas rocket attacks, self-defense or security.

Aug 21 06:46

Gaza crisis: Israel kills three top Hamas commanders

An Israeli air strike on a house in Gaza has killed three senior Hamas military commanders, militants say.

Mohammed Abu Shamala, Mohammed Barhoum and Raed al-Attar died in the attack near the southern town of Rafah, which Gaza officials said killed at least 10.

An Israeli was severely injured as rockets were fired into Israel on Thursday, the army said.

Hostilities between the two sides resumed after talks on a long-term ceasefire deal collapsed on Tuesday.

Israel has vowed to pursue its campaign until "full security" is achieved.

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

Aug 21 06:41

Revered Rabbi Preaches “Slaughter” of Gentile Babies

Nazareth: A rabbi from one of the most violent settlements in the West Bank was questioned on suspicion of incitement last week as Israeli police stepped up their investigation into a book in which he sanctions the killing of non-Jews, including children and babies.

Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira is one of the leading ideologues of the most extreme wing of the religious settler movement. He is known to be a champion of the “price-tag” policy of reprisal attacks on Palestinians, including punishing them for attempts by officials to enforce Israeli law against the settlements.

So far the policy has chiefly involved violent harassment of Palestinians, with settlers inflicting beatings, attacking homes, throwing stones, burning fields, killing livestock and poisoning wells.

It is feared, however, that Shapira’s book The King’s Torah, published last year, is intended to offer ideological justifications for widening the scope of such attacks to include killing Palestinians, even children.

Aug 21 06:02

4 killed by airstrikes while burying relatives in Gaza cemetery

Israeli forces killed four Palestinians in Gaza City on Thursday after targeting a cemetery in the Sheikh al-Radwan district, Gaza health official Ashraf al-Qidra said.

The bodies of Muhammad Talal Abu Nahl, Rami Abu Nahl, Haitham Tafesh and Abed Talal Shuweikh were taken to al-Shifa medicial center.

The victims were burying relatives who had been killed overnight by Israeli airstrikes.

The latest airstrikes bring the total death toll since midnight to 24 Palestinians.

Aug 21 05:58

Dr. Rania Masri’s Powerful Speech at “Crisis in Gaza and West Bank: Context and Action”

Listen to a stunning speech by Palestinian rights activist Rania Masri. It’s about time more than one diaspora Palestinian spoke equally fearlessly, forcefully, loud and clear, unapologetically, powerfully and correctly and with pride in support of the Palestinian Resistance group Hamas besieged in Gaza. It’s long, long overdue.

Those who march behind genocide should be ashamed of themselves, not those who fight for what is right.

Aug 21 05:50

Desmond Tutu: My plea to the people of Israel: Liberate yourselves by liberating Palestine

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in an exclusive article for Haaretz, calls for a global boycott of Israel and urges Israelis and Palestinians to look beyond their leaders for a sustainable solution to the crisis in the Holy Land.

Aug 21 04:58

Hamas Military Leaders Killed

Aug 20 22:50

Official: 22 killed by Israeli strikes since truce collapsed

Renewed Israeli attacks on Gaza have killed 22 Palestinians since a temporary ceasefire collapsed on Tuesday, a health ministry spokesman said Wednesday.

Aug 20 18:16

Obama Fails As Schoolyard Bully

For me, it’s the failure of the strongest power in the hood to maintain peace and calm, that tells the story in the clearest terms. If the leader doesn’t just not keep the peace, but actively ignites battles, all the rest are doomed to fight amongst each other until either the end of time, or the end of the leader’s prominence, whichever comes first.

Today, as we look at what goes on in Ukraine, Iraq, Syria, the Gaza Strip, there’s no way we can say the US hasn’t had a stoke-the-fire role in each of these conflicts, and in most cases has even been the main instigator. If you’re the biggest bully on the block, and you keep on bullying people, your days are numbered. It’s the law of the jungle.

Aug 20 17:03

Zionist Israel’s Final Solution For Gaza

Yet still, Israel spins it’s lies to gather support for it’s craven massacres and yes I must say it, a final solution to the Zionist agenda to rid Israel of Palestinians. No it is not the same for there can never be a Nazi final solution. This one simply has been incarnated into another, showered with lies to justify racist hate, land greed and lunatic paranoia. Am I repeating myself? I will continue to repeat over and over again my disillusionment and contempt for the Zionist state of Israel.

Aug 20 16:01

ISRAEL IS KILLING THE FAMILY OF JESUS

So here is the deal. Some of the people walking around Palestine, Gaza, and the West Bank are blood relatives of Jesus. Distant blood relatives, but still blood relatives. Given 2000 years, it is possible that the vast majority of present day Palestinians are remote relatives of Jesus.

Israel is killing them.

And YOU are paying for it, which means you share the guilt. YOU are paying for the weapons used to kill the modern day family of Jesus. The moment you sign that 1040 form, you sign a confession, admitting before all the world that you are an accessory in the murder.

Think you are going to get into heaven after an insult like that?


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By using your money to buy weapons for Israel's war crimes, the US Government has made you all accessories to those war crimes. And you cannot get off the hook by saying, "I am only obeying the government." The Nuremberg trials at the end of WW2 established the principle that simply following the orders of your superiors does not exonerate you of guilt. Only by openly opposing Israel's war crimes will history regard you as blameless for what is being done to Gaza.

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Aug 20 15:52

Video: Israeli soldiers 'ignore settler violence'

NGO releases video showing the army standing idle as masked settlers throw stones at Palestinians

Aug 20 15:23

Gas Chambers, Chemical Warfare, Blindings, Mass Bombing and Shelling Civilians - Where do you Draw the Line?

This message is addressed to U.S. supporters of Israel both because only U.S. pressure can bring about the political settlement which alone can save Israel and Palestine, and because it appears that most Israelis -- consumed by fear, hatred and the dehumanization of even Palestinian children -- are presently impervious to either reason or human decency.

Aug 20 14:36

British backtrack? UK arms sent to Israel despite ceasefire breakdown

The British government will not block companies exporting arms to Israel, despite previous warnings that arms licenses would be rescinded if fighting in the Middle East continued.

Despite a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas being broken on Tuesday, a government spokesperson said the licenses have not been suspended.

“We said we would suspend licenses if there was a significant resumption of hostilities,” a government spokesperson said.

Business as usual: UK arms factories 'profit' from Palestinian bloodshed

“We are closely monitoring the situation – our assessment so far is the resumption of hostilities has been limited.”

"War Lite"

Aug 20 13:49

PLO condemns forcible deportation of Palestinian MP by Israel

The Palestine Liberation Organization on Wednesday condemned the Israeli order to exile Palestinian member of parliament Khalida Jarrar from her home in Ramallah, as further details emerged of deportation order she received in a pre-dawn raid earlier in the day.

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