ISRAEL

Sep 21 22:45

Ending Israeli occupation starts with removing the Palestinian Authority

Since the death of former Palestinian Authority President, Yasser Arafat, Fatah and the Palestinian Authority has, and continues to be a detriment to the Palestinian struggle for self-determination. Notwithstanding the fact that the problem started to surface after Arafat embraced the "peace process" and the avenue of "negotiations" with the introduction of the Oslo Accords, the Palestinian Authority is riddled with corruption; manifesting itself more and more as a clearly co-opted leadership that serves no Palestinian interest.

Sep 21 21:07

Palestine: Israel’s Arms Testing Lab

Israel had turned Palestinian occupied territories, especially Gaza Strip, into a laboratory for refining, testing and showcasing its own weapons systems as well as other countries’ new experimental and illegal weapon systems. Israel is satisfying the military testing needs of mainly western hegemonic states, thus guaranteeing their political support to gain immunity for its continuous war crimes against Palestinians. These hegemonic states would not exert any real pressure on Israel to give up the Palestinian occupied territories or to finalize or accept any peace negotiations with Palestinians or with any Arab state.

Sep 21 17:45

Naive? At a Jewish spiritual retreat center, I insist on talking about Gaza

And so it was at my discussion group. I tried to talk facts in vain; no-one was listening. A vicious hasbara indoctrination had overtaken these people’s minds and shuttered their ability to think. A woman explained that Israel was a small, weak, oppressed country surrounded by hostile Arab states who would throw all the Jews into the sea at their first chance. When I pointed out that Israel was the world’s fourth most powerful military force, with a substantial nuclear arsenal, and with allies like Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and of course America, she shouted me down. In a sickening reversal of reality, these people viewed Israel as the innocent victim and the Palestinians as demonic aggressors. In this twilight zone nothing made sense, facts were irrelevant, black was white, up was down.

Sep 21 14:54

Labour hopeful suspended over anti-Israel tweets

A parliamentary candidate for Britain’s main opposition Labour Party has been suspended over her anti-Israel tweets.

Vicki Kirby, who is Labour’s candidate in Woking at the general election, was suspended by the party officials on Saturday after posting anti-Israeli comments on her Twitter feed, describing Israel as “evil.”

“We invented Israel when saving them from Hitler, who now seems to be their teacher,” she reportedly wrote.

Sep 21 12:27

NATION OF COWARDS

Today, what Israel does is everywhere to be seen. People in America eat their suppers watching Israeli jets bombing homes. Without much effort you can find images of Palestinian children with portions of their heads missing. And we all saw the Israelis from Sderot sit in lawn chairs on a bluff in the evening breeze laughing and applauding as women and children writhed in agony far below much like ants being stepped on.

Sep 21 10:44

Islamic State's "video game" latest Zionist fear-mongering propaganda

I was checking my email this morning, and came across this ridiculous article published in The Jerusalem Post. How absurd is all of this "ISIS" propaganda and fear-mongering? It amazes me people can really buy into this nonsense.

Sep 21 10:00

5th AVENUE SYNAGOGUE WILL BE CLOSED TO JEWS THIS COMING SABBATH

Just imagine the uproar if the above headline was true …

BUT ...

The silence is once again deafening when Muslims are barred from THEIR place of worship on THEIR Holy Day …

Israel bans Muslims from Ibrahimi Mosque Thursday, Friday

Sep 21 09:59

HELL NO, HE WON’T GO! ~~ OUR KIND OF HERO

Ferera refuses to serve in the IDF, which he regards as an army of occupation, and is unwilling to ask for an exemption on mental-health grounds. “If you ask for an exemption for physical or psychological reasons,” he explains, “you are telling the army: The problem is me. But I am saying: The problem is you.”

“Refusal is my tool of protest. Whoever wants peace should not do army service. I am doing the most useful thing to change the situation: I am not going to be inducted. I want to show that there are people who think differently, who refuse to obey.”

Sep 21 09:14

The gas-chamber of Sobibor

It seems that after only seventy years of searching they've finally found a gas-chamber.

This one's at Sobibor and they know it's a gas-chamber because its got walls and anyway, they found a Jewish wedding ring near it.

Personally, I don't much care if it is a gas-chamber or not. The Holocaust, as peddled, is a load of godless nonsense and I want nothing to do with it.

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It is important to remember that the Archaeologist claiming this ":discovery" is the same one who went to Treblinka after ground penetrating radar failed to find any trace of the mass graves that are supposed to be there and insisted her radar found the graves, but never actually released the raw data to support the claim. Likewise, what she has fount at Sobibor are the remains of a room of undetermined use.

When structural materials are exposed to cyanide, they turn a bright blue color called (not unexpectedly) cyan. Any room in which cyanide gas is used is stained with the color ... which is notably absent from the photos of the room in this article, not to mention all of the other foundations and walls declared to be "proof" of the gas chambers.

Israel has a long history of twisting archaeology to suit their agenda (just as the US distorts climate science to sell us a carbon tax).

You have all been fed the legend of Masada, the last desperate stand of the Israelites against the Romans and how they all killed themselves rather than be taken prisoners. It's a nice story to evade the fact thast they lost their war, but what is not made public is that artifacts from the graves found at Masada indicate they are Roman, not Hebrew bodies.

Another example of politically driven "science" is the case of Oded Golan, accused of faking major artifacts including the Jehoash Tablet, supposedly from King Solomon's Temple, and the James Ossuary. While scientists (including many in Israel) denounced the artifacts as obvious fakes, the Israeli courts declared Oded innocent and the objects genuine, even though police had found a workshop full of partially completed fakes in Golan's home when he was arrested.

Sep 20 18:55

US Senate elevates Israel to ‘major strategic partner’

Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) along with 81 co-sponsors authored the legislation out of a total of 100 Senators.

Sep 20 14:14

PROTECTING PAMELA GELLER’S 1st AMENDMENT RIGHTS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TRASHING ISLAM

The MTA said the ads violated its “no demeaning” language policy. But a judge ruled that rejecting the ads violated Geller’s First Amendment rights.

Sep 20 12:13

Israel’s policy of incremental genocide continues

Jamal Kanj reminds us that although Binyamin Netanyahu’s latest military adventure in the Gaza Strip has failed, Israel’s "starvation diet" and "incremental genocide" against the Strip’s 1.7 million human beings continues.

Sep 20 11:45

Firestorm Over Professor Steven Salaita's Sacking for Criticizing Israel

Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

Criticizing Israel publicly entails huge risks. Becoming persona non grata in politics, the media, business and academia may follow. It's a career ender for most who try.

At most, short-term protests follow. They're usually or entirely local. Salaita's University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign (ULUC) sacking elevated public anger to a new level.

Thousands of scholars, students, colleagues, friends, Israeli critics and others rallied to his defense. They're steadfast. They continue...

Sep 20 09:07

South African court allows anti-Israel billboards

In 2012, billboards such as this one were erected in key cities across South Africa. They were inspired by a similar campaign in the United States. But within days of going up, they were torn down. Apparently the facts on them were too uncomfortable for the pro-Israel lobby which threatened the media agency which owned the spots.
But now a High Court ruling has changed all that…It found that the banning of the billboards was in fact unlawful and unconstitutional.

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"Constitution, shmonstitution; we get what we want. Always!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Sep 20 09:06

John Tory: No city funding for Pride if 'Israeli apartheid’ group allowed

The gay Pride festival should be denied city funding if the activist group Queers Against Israeli Apartheid is allowed to participate, mayoral candidate John Tory said at a debate held by a Jewish group on Friday — reigniting a long-running city hall debate that appeared to have finally dissipated.

Sep 20 08:47

James Foley, Steven Sotloff, David Haines beheading videos ALL staged? More lies to invade Syria?

Sep 20 08:31

Israeli occupation forces destroy water networks and launch assault on farmers

Israeli occupation forces issued on Wednesday a decree banning farmers from irrigating agriculture on their stepped lands in Atov, located in eastern Tubas city in the occupied West Bank, threatening to arrest any citizen who cultivates his or her land.

Sep 20 07:46

"NSA shared Americans' private communications with Israel"

Sep 19 18:26

Donors will fail Gaza again

Israel has never renounced violence. It repeatedly wages war and unleashes its instruments of state terrorism against the Palestinians under occupation. It has flagrantly and repeatedly violated every agreement signed with the PLO. It has not even reciprocated the PLO’s recognition of Israel, nor has it officially acknowledged the Palestinians’ right to establish a Palestinian state.

Sep 19 15:12

Exposed: The international scandal of Israel’s Dead Sea product hawkers

The leaked cable explains the process through which companies advertise online and in newspapers in Israel — promising exorbitant salaries in the range of $1,500-$3,000 per week — and coach participants how to lie in their tourist visa applications for the USA. “The fact that working and receiving a U.S. salary is illegal on B1/B2s [visas which prohibit working] really does not bother them,” the cable continued. “From their perspective, ‘not many Israelis are caught.’”

Sep 19 12:31

JEWISH GROUPS PAY TO SEND U.S. POLICE TO TRAIN IN ISRAEL

The militarization of American police forces hasn’t been paid for by just the federal government. Pro-Israel groups in the U.S. have also played a role by financing trips for hundreds of law enforcement officers to travel to the Middle East for counterterrorism training, according to Ali Winston, a contributor to the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR).

Sep 19 11:53

New Details Emerge on Palestinian Prisoner Who Was Beaten to Death by Israeli Guards

The cellmate of 37-year-old Raed Abdul-Salaam al-Ja’bari, who died on September 9th while in Israeli custody, has spoken out about Raed's death, telling a lawyer that Israeli prison guards took his cellmate by force and, within 15 minutes, came back and told him that Raed was dead.

Sep 19 11:52

Elderly Gaza Fisherman Injured by Live Israeli Fire

Israeli naval forces opened fire off the coast of northern Gaza, late Wednesday, injuring a Palestinian fisherman, according to local reports.

Sep 19 11:41

Israeli Incremental genocide…

Netanyahu lies to his people about winning a war without achieving one single objective and deceives the world with a ceasefire while maintaining a silent war of special “starvation diet” and carrying out “incremental genocide” against more than 1.7 million human beings.

Sep 19 10:39

Meet Anthony Reuben, the BBC's Israel flag-waving "Head of Statistics"

Nureddin Sabir highlights the BBC Head of Statistics Anthony Reuben’s’ incredible twisting of numbers to support Israel’s claims that the Israeli Wehrmacht’s recent onslaught on Gaza had been targeted and not indiscriminate

Sep 19 10:04

Shocking anti-Islam ad campaign coming to MTA buses, subway stations

Notorious flame-thrower Pamela Geller has paid $100,000 for advertisements showing ISIS beheading victim and Adolf Hitler. The ads will appear on 100 buses and at the entrances of the E. 59th St. station and the Columbus Circle station.

Sep 19 09:52

HERE’S HOW PALESTINIANS WILL LIVE IN A ONE STATE SOLUTION

The norms proper to a true democracy obligate the state to take steps to promote equality of opportunity and implement a policy of narrowing the gaps in land allocations. Instead, it has responded with a series of laws, including the one allowing small communities to set up admissions committees, that send the following unequivocal message: This is a Jewish state; Arabs out.

Sep 19 09:51

THE US IS GUILTY OF CRIMES IN GAZA … BUT NOT YET CHARGED

The U.S. is not a neutral mediator in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict; it is an active participant and is guilty of the crimes being committed by Israel against Palestinians, most recently, the mass killings and destruction Israel wrought on the Gaza Strip during the summer. The reality that the U.S. is an active supporter of unimaginable suffering may very well be the motivating force behind the U.S.’s adamant attempts to block the Palestinians from using any of the internationally recognized tools of accountability to hold Israel responsible, such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. When an indigenous, stateless population is blocked access to opportunities for justice by superpowers like the U.S., something is wrong—deadly wrong.

Sep 19 07:48

My Shame As A German Jew And Refugee From Nazi Germany

I need to say again, as a Jew and refugee from Nazi Germany I am ashamed of Israel, a country I once hoped to love. Zionism has succeeded to activate the rise of anti-Semitism, a result in my view of a grisly, brutal agenda of ethnic cleansing, , apartheid and human rights crimes against Palestinians.

Sep 19 07:14

Gilad Atzmon's Homage to Klezmer Nick Cooper (funny)

Ahead of my performance in Houston two days ago, I found that a Klezmer named Nick Cooper went out of his way to jeopardize the event. He harassed the venue, pestered my followers and put into play every ADL trick in the book.

Sep 19 06:57

CELEBRATING FOUR YEARS OF BDS ACTIVISM IN ADELAIDE

Despite the pro-Israeli bias in Australia’s mainstream media, more than 69% of Australia’s population are now critical of Israel’s influence in the world (BBC Poll, 2013) and many of these critics in Adelaide are eager to express that disapproval by employing the time-honoured tactics of BDS.

Sep 19 06:53

BBC's new "Head of Statistics" twists casualty figures to whitewash Gaza massacre

An open letter to the BBC's Director General, written by Palestine solidarity activists, is calling for the removal of BBC journalist Anthony Reuben from all reporting on Palestine following the publication of an online article in which he attempts to sanitize Israel's killing in Gaza. Reuben is the BBC's "Head of Statistics," a role created in February, he claims in his Linkedin profile, specifically for him.

Writing as "Head of Statistics" in August, Reuben authored an article for the BBC website headlined "Caution needed with Gaza casualty figures." When he wrote the article, 1,948 Palestinians had been killed in Israel's assault on Gaza, the majority of them men.

Reuben uses the fact that more men than women had been killed as an opportunity to argue that Israel was carrying out targeted attacks, aimed only at fighting men, and wasn't pursuing the wholesale slaughter of civilians and the wanton destruction of homes and infrastructure.

Sep 18 18:10

Malta sinking killed hundreds fleeing Gaza

Time – and the news – moves on. Quickly. So, with the war over, Gaza remains in the news but off the front pages. ISIS has now taken the lead.

Still every now and then an interesting reminder of the Gaza war surfaces. In this case, by drowning. At first it seemed that the boat deliberately sunk off the Malta coast last week was another case of human trafficking gone from bad to worse. Horrible but unrelated to Israel/Palestine. Now reports have it that 250-300 of as many as 500 drowned were refugees from Gaza. They were attempting to escape what is left of the prison walls in Gaza.

Sep 18 17:22

ISIS thanks Israel for supporting militants

The foreign-backed Syrian opposition has visited injured militants being treated at a hospital in the Israeli town of Dafed.

Sep 18 17:09

US guilty of war crimes in Palestine

The U.S. is not a neutral mediator in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict; it is an active participant and is guilty of the crimes being committed by Israel against Palestinians, most recently, the mass killings and destruction Israel wrought on the Gaza Strip during the summer. The reality that the U.S. is an active supporter of unimaginable suffering may very well be the motivating force behind the U.S.’s adamant attempts to block the Palestinians from using any of the internationally recognized tools of accountability to hold Israel responsible, such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. When an indigenous, stateless population is blocked access to opportunities for justice by superpowers like the U.S., something is wrong—deadly wrong.

Sep 18 15:30

Hot Off The Press: Were The Revisionists Correct All Along?

Israeli archaeologist Yoram Haimi reported today on Ynet (Hebrew) that his international team has now identified the location of a real Gas Chambers in Sobibor concentration camp.

Haimi admitted that “Sobibor is the only place where you can witness an original Gas Chamber, the way it operated in reality.”

Mazal Tov - a real gas chamber at last.

If this is the case - if Sobibor is indeed the only place where an “original gas chamber” can be witnessed, then the Holocaust Revisionists who were subject to State terror and persecution, let alone endless harassment by the hands of Zionist and anti alike, were telling the truth all along. The Gas Chambers that have been exhibited to tourists were built after the war. This revelation is both embarrassing yet reassuring. Truth liberates us after all.

Sep 18 14:33

New Questions Raised About NSA-Israel Intelligence Sharing

Recently reported comments made by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden about the U.S. government's intelligence-sharing practices with Israel, paired with rare public protest last week by members of a secretive Israeli spy unit, are raising new and troubling questions.

The series of developments concerns Snowden's revelation last year that the NSA routinely gave unedited communications of U.S. citizens to Israeli intelligence units, including names and other private information of Arab-Americans and Palestinian-Americans with family in the region, which Snowden told Wired reporter James Bamford in August risked turning their relatives into targets for abuse.

Sep 18 12:54

NEW QUESTIONS RAISED ABOUT NSA-ISRAEL INTELLIGENCE SHARING

Recently reported comments made by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden about the U.S. government's intelligence-sharing practices with Israel, paired with rare public protest last week by members of a secretive Israeli spy unit, are raising new and troubling questions.

The series of developments concern Snowden's revelation last year that the NSA routinely gave unedited communications of U.S. citizens to Israeli intelligence units, including names and other private information of Arab-Americans and Palestinian-Americans with family in the region,

Sep 18 12:43

Just 43 Israeli Reserve Soldiers Stand Against IDF and SIGINT

Forty-three reserve soldiers and officers in Israel’s prestigious military intelligence gathering unit, Unit 8200, have refused to take any further part in the gathering of information on Palestinian society in the West Bank.

Their stand is the latest expression of the growing opposition within the armed forces to the ongoing repression of the Palestinian people.

Sep 18 12:00

FOREIGN AFFAIRS AS OPERA BUFFA: THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST ISIS

The real beheadings which occur regularly in Saudi Arabia – there was a batch of 19 only recently – are never shown on American news, nor are they even discussed. But a single video of a fake terrorist beheading is played and replayed and commented on endlessly with indignation over such horror. And the hundreds of Palestinians, including children, whom Israel has beheaded with bombs and artillery never make an appearance on television or rate any commentary.

Sep 18 11:56

Senator Warren’s progressive supporters demand accountability for her rightwing pro-Israel positioning

Warren has focused her legislative work and public speaking almost exclusively on consumer protection, finance and other economic issues that have struck a populist chord with Democrats and independents, many of whom are enthusiastic fans of the freshman senator from Massachusetts. By political calculation she has been almost silent on international issues and has rarely spoken out on questions of war and peace that are also important to her progressive base. As MW has reported, she literally ran away from commenting on the Israeli attack on Gaza.

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Sep 18 10:36

Jewish groups working to stop US funding of campus anti-Israel activity

ed note–but, but, but…one of the things that makes America great is our 1st Amendment and right to 'free speech'…We were told that the reason DEM MOOZLEMS hate us so much is because of our ‘freedom’…You mean to tell us that ISRAEL–our bestest buddy in the whole wide world–is actively lobbying to make it illegal for people to express their opinions if these opinions are somehow unfavorable to Israel?

Sounds like the real Jihadists who want to destroy our freedoms are not Muslims after all…

Sep 18 10:34

Pope Francis tells Jewish delegation: Christians are now suffering, like you did in past

ed note–Francis, here’s a news flash for you–IT WON’T WORK. As much as you try, as much as you bend over, FORWARDS AS WELL AS BACKWARDS –to achieve some type of simpatico with these people, they will ALWAYS be your enemies, no different than wolves ‘befriending’ sheep. All the kissey-face they are playing with these days is a re-enactment of Judas’ infamous kiss on the cheek to Jesus before handing him over to be killed. They are setting you up, more than likely to have a bomb go off in the Vatican that can then be blamed on ‘Muslim extremists’ in order to marshal the emotional response on the part of the world’s 1 billion + Catholics in going and fighting the wars that the Jews want. You say you want an end to war and to human suffering–do the first step then by kicking these sons of bitches out of your presence and exposing them as the wolves in sheep's clothing that they are.

Sep 18 10:08

Were Journalists Spying for the U.S. and Israel?

• Two Americans allegedly executed by IS militants may have been more than just mere journalists.

Videos of two American journalists working in Syria were released recently that purportedly showed their execution by beheading allegedly by members of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. However, several facts suggest that James Wright “Jim” Foley and Steven Joel Sotloff may have been more than just frontline war reporters. They may have been spies for the United States and Israel.

Sep 18 09:18

ILLUSIONS AND REALITIES IN ISRAEL/PALESTINE TODAY

Israeli forces shoot, injure Gaza fisherman
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No change to Gaza blockade since ceasefire
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Tears, devastation as Gaza children back to school
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Egypt denies Palestinian family entry at Rafah crossing

Sep 18 09:17

AMERICA DON’T WORRY, ISRAEL IS BEHIND YOU

Israel is ready, willing, and able to help the US in the fight against ISIS, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman told US Secretary of State John Kerry. In a meeting late Wednesday in Washington with Kerry, Liberman said that Israel realized the sensitivity of the situation, and that Israel would take on whatever role it could in order to beat back ISIS, which is a threat to Israeli interests, as well as US interests.

Sep 18 09:17

THE END OF THE DIASPORA?

Poll: One-third of Israelis think about leaving
Poll by Israel’s Channel 2 reveals sense of despondency among many residents. Though most would never leave, attitudes on emigration soften.

Sep 18 08:24

Kentucky Senate candidate: "With Jews we lose"

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The ADL will have a field day with this guy!

Sep 18 07:12

That finger of Rand Paul’s is always in the wind

Rand Paul has trouble admitting that he’s changed his mind. This could be a serious problem if he runs for president observes Chris Moody: Why won’t Rand Paul admit he’s changed his mind?

Back in Washington after a long break last week, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul was stepping off the escalator in the Capitol basement on his way to lunch, when a reporter approached him with a straightforward question.

Sep 18 06:55

Lawsuit accusing Israel of genocide to be filed in Argentina

An Argentine lawyer said he will file a lawsuit in federal court in Buenos Aires accusing Israel of crimes against humanity and genocide.
Carlos Slepoy told Pagina/12, a Buenos Aires newspaper, in an interview published Tuesday that the suit will be filed in the coming days in response to Israel’s 50-day operation in Gaza this summer. The suit is in conjunction with the American Association of Jurists.

Sep 18 06:55

Gazans fleeing to Europe via tunnels, traffickers and boats

'It’s better to die at sea than to die of despair and frustration in Gaza,’ says resident of Strip.

Haaretz reports this morning that “Thousands of Palestinians have left the Gaza Strip for Europe using tunnels, traffickers and boats.” The following is a devastating glimpse into the continuous ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Europe is silent about it, the Western media is also silent about it. I guess that discussing this unfolding tragedy in the open would lead to a diplomatic clash with Israel and an open conflict with its Jewish lobby.

Sep 18 06:48

WORLD WAR 3 FOR DUMMIES

A Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding the Present World Situation

*This piece has gone viral. Keep it going!

Sep 18 06:24

After the Ceasefire

On 26 August a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was agreed, bringing a fragile end to a war that killed 2150 Palestinians (mostly civilians) and 73 Israelis (mostly soldiers). Since then Hamas has not fired a single rocket, attacked an Israeli target, or done anything to break the terms of the ceasefire. Israel has done the following:

Sep 18 06:17

US Congressman Danny Davis calls for lifting the blockade of Gaza

US Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL) has called for a lifting of the blockade against Gaza. In a September 8th letter to the Chicago Sun Times, one of the City’s two major daily newspapers, Davis urged an end to the blockade on humanitarian and strategic grounds. Congressman Davis now joins the only two other members of Congress, Rep. Keith Ellison and Rep. Barbara Lee, who have spoken out against the blockade.

Sep 18 06:04

Groups working to prevent federal funding of anti-Israel activity on campus

Ten organizations have announced a coordinated effort to convince Congress to reform the Higher Education Act to prevent federal funding of anti-American and anti-Israel activity.

Congress currently is considering the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, or HEA, which includes the allocation of federal funds to 129 international studies and foreign language centers at universities nationwide.

Most of the ten organizations working on the reform effort are Jewish.

Organizations involved in education, the Jewish community and civil rights are working together to ensure there is oversight of universities. The goal is to require recipients of federal funding to implement grievance procedures and for the Department of Education to include a complaint resolution process.

Sep 18 05:47

Israel Facing Major Economic Consequences for 50 Day War on Gaza

Shir Hever is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in Jerusalem and Beit-Sahour. Hever researches the economic aspect of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory, some of his research topics include the international aid to the Palestinians and to Israel, the effects of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories on the Israeli economy, and the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigns against Israel.

His work also includes giving lectures and presentations on the economy of the occupation. He is a graduate student at the Freie Universitat in Berlin, and researches the privatization of security in Israel. His first book: Political Economy of Israel's Occupation: Repression Beyond Exploitation, was published by Pluto Press.

Sep 18 05:20

Israel tortures prisoners captured in Gaza invasion

Two dozen Palestinians captured during Israel’s invasion of Gaza this summmer remain in detention more than three weeks after the 51-day offensive ended. While the men have had limited contact with their families, the legal team representing most of them says several have been tortured. “They testified in front of our lawyer that they were subjected to torture by the Israeli interrogators,” Issam Younis, director of Gaza’s Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, told The Electronic Intifada on Monday.

Al Mezan represents 22 of the 24 detainees still held by Israel. “At least eight that were visited by the lawyer were subjected to torture,” Younis added. “It doesn’t mean the others were not.”

Sep 18 00:11

Palestine and the ICC

The question of Palestinian membership in the International Criminal Court has become a battleground in the Israel-Palestine conflict. For months the Palestinian Authority has been threatening to join the ICC. Israel and its Western allies are vigorously opposed to this and have threatened to withdraw financial aid from the PA if it pursues membership. The US senate, for example, debated legislation in 2012 that would cut off millions of dollars in assistance to the PA, and the EU has reportedly said it will withhold aid for re-building Gaza after the latest assault, if the PA were to bring a case against Israel. As a result the PA has delayed joining the Court and instead has been using the threat of membership to try to extract concessions from Israel; for instance, the ICC was reportedly discussed during recent negotiations over a Gaza ceasefire.

Sep 17 19:37

PALESTINIAN RECONCILIATION AT CROSSROADS

It appears that President Abbas is working against the tide of Palestinian public opinion, as voiced in a recent survey conducted by the Palestinian Centre for Policy and Survey Research (PCPSR) in Ramallah. According to this poll, only 22 per cent of respondents supported a resumption of negotiations, while 53 per cent said they regarded resistance as “the more effective way” to realise the creation of a Palestinian state.

Sep 17 13:46

UN: Israel Used UNRWA School For Military Operations

Israeli forces, during the recent offensive on the the Gaza Strip, used one of UNRWA's schools in the region as a military base, according to a UN offical.

Sep 17 13:29

Israel Facing Major Economic Consequences for 50 Day War on Gaza

Shir Hever is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in Jerusalem and Beit-Sahour. Hever researches the economic aspect of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory, some of his research topics include the international aid to the Palestinians and to Israel, the effects of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories on the Israeli economy, and the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigns against Israel. His work also includes giving lectures and presentations on the economy of the occupation.

Sep 17 13:02

Israel's Ruthless Agenda

State terrorism is official policy. So is institutionalized racism, persecution, apartheid worse than South Africa's, and colonization.

Israel's occupation is lawless. It's the longest by far in modern times. Military orders control virtually all aspects of Palestinians' lives.

They have no rights whatever. They're not wanted. They're considered subhuman.

Sep 17 12:54

Israeli drone spying on Iran took off from Nakhchivan: Sources

An Israeli spy drone which Iran recently downed on its way to one of the Iranian nuclear site had taken off from an air base in Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, sources say.

The anonymous sources said the Hermes drone, which was taken down by Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces on August 23 after 300 kilometers of flight, was bound for the Natanz enrichment facility in central Iran.

The revelation about the Israeli drone's launch site indicates Baku’s involvement in the spying mission, the unnamed sources claimed.

Sep 17 12:37

FSA Rebels Urge Israel to Impose No-Fly Zone Over Syria

The Free Syrian Army (FSA), the “vetted, moderate” rebels the US are constantly arming, but who are also allied with ISIS, have urged Israel to join in the Syrian Civil War by imposing a no-fly zone across the nation’s south.

Sep 17 12:37

Israeli air force chief: We may have to send planes to Iran tomorrow

Israel’s air force commander gave an apparently unintended insight into his priorities and preoccupations, when he remarked during comments about the defense budget that Israel might need to send its attack planes to Tehran at very short notice.

Sep 17 11:39

PDF of "report" on anti-semitism being sent to US colleges and universities.

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Following up on the termination of Steven Salaita and the leaked email from ADL demanding US colleges and universities suppress pro-Palestinian groups and activities, we find this document which is being circulated to those institutions of higher learning indoctrination which defines as anti-semitism areas of intellectual inquiry that would be considered protected free speech under the First Amendment. Pay attention in particular to Appendix 3, which includes as anti-semitism any discussions as to whether the official story of the holocaust has been exaggerated!

Under these guidelines, students mentioning that the Aushwitz museum revised downward the number of people who died there of all causes by 2.5 million would be declared anti-Semitic and subject to official silencing by the school.



From this document, it should be obvious that the real enemy of the American way of life is not Al Qaeda, not ISIS, not Russia, not China, but the state of Israel!

Sep 17 09:36

Israel ‘Deeply Concerned’ Over Iran Negotiations, Minister Says

Israel, which isn’t party to the talks, says that any deal should guarantee the ending of uranium enrichment by Iran, including the removal of its centrifuges, and shutting down the heavy-water facility in Arak, conditions rejected by the Iranian government. U.S. officials have said an agreement is possible that would limit Iranian enrichment without eliminating it completely.

Sep 17 09:15

Israel is COMPLETELY illegitimate! - George Galloway speech - 9th August 2014

Sep 17 08:57

LEAKED EMAIL FROM THE ADL REVEALS THEIR ATTEMPTS TO DESTROY ACADEMIC FREEDOM

The ADL email is another indicator that there will be no let up this fall in Israel lobby efforts to use all repressive means available to stigmatize and punish, if not shut down altogether, campus criticism of Israel’s crimes.

It was sent by From: Brysk, Seth [mailto:SBrysk@adl.org] … you can write to him and tell him what you think.

Sep 17 08:57

NEW IRAQI VIDEO SHOWS HOW ISIS WAS ‘BORN’

The video presented below was intended as satire ….. BUT, the symbolism is as real as it can get. ISIS was born out of a union of Satan (USA) and Israel ... but we already knew that

Sep 17 08:55

Debunking the "The Saudis did 9-11" nonsense!

And finally, here is some common sense that totally undermines the attempt to frame Saudi Arabia for 9-11. If Saudi Arabia really wanted to hurt the United States, they don't need to fly airplanes into skyscrapers to do it. All they have to do is ask for their money back, all at once. The resulting damage to the US financial system would make 9-11 look like a minor inconvenience in comparison.

And it would be perfectly legal for Saudi Arabia to ask for their money back.

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I am reposting this article because three pro-Israel congressmen are claiming that there is a secret 9-11 document that they are demanding to be made public, one that places the blame for 9-11 on Saudi Arabia. Walter Jones was on the Ron Paul channel recently pushing this latest attempt to protect Israel from the consequences of their actions.

Jones Lynch, and Massie are called a press conference to announce bill HR428, which will "authorize" the declassification of this hoax.

Now, we all know how DC works. If these congresscritters wanted the document to be made public they would leak it. They could send it ti WikiLeaks. It happens all the time. This caterwauling is just an attention-getting device to try to trick Americans into supporting this document before they have actually seen it, so that once it is released, they will support it because it is what "they" wanted!

This is actually a repeat of the same stunt they tried 2 years ago in which they tease the public with the story of a secret 9-11 document and try to get everyone to demand to see it. The document frames Saudi Arabia for 9-11, to protect Israel.

But as this article lays out, Saudi Arabia didn't have a motive to do 9-11, and if they wanted to hurt the US, they would not need airplanes into skyscrapers to do it.

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Sep 17 08:53

Criminal Israel will make $6 billion from Gaza onslaught

As the world gears up to finance Gaza's $6bn reconstruction after Operation Protective Edge, an EU source has revealed that Israel will earn billions of euros by making sure that all the steel, concrete and other materials and other aid are sourced in Israel and benefit Israeli companies.

Sep 17 08:33

Senator McCain presses Hagel to clarify targeting Asad’s air forces too

McCain pressed Hagel to clarify whether the US will target Assad air forces should they attack the Syrian rebels under American charge. Hagel declined to give that assurance, saying, “We’re not there yet, but our focus is on ISIL,” another name for ISIS.

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McCain wants Syria's Air Force destroyed to make it easier for Israel to take the Golan Heights.

Sep 17 08:01

UEFA urged not to award 2020 European Championship to Israel

Palestinian soccer clubs, NGOs call on European soccer governor UEFA to shy away from awarding Israel right to host the 2020 UEFA European Championship.

Sep 17 07:47

Israel’s Cue: Syrian ‘Rebels’ Occupy Golan Heights, Seize UN Weapons and Vehicles

Perfect timing. We were waiting for the stage director to whistle-in Israel somewhere into this ISIS Crisis and to help the US and Britain with their Syrian regime change project. Here is the perfect pretext…

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Only a few days ago it was reported that the UN pulled their observers out of the Golan Heights, which I commented essentially opened the door to an Israeli invasion.

Sep 17 07:19

Israel was created to solve Europe’s ‘Jewish Problem’

Israeli professor Shlomo Sand is the author of several controversial books on Israel and Judaism. The list includes The Invention of the Jewish People, and The Invention of the Land of Israel. His latest book to propagate more myths about Jews, Israel and Holocaust is How I Ceased To Be A Jew.

What Shlomo Sand and other Zionist and the so-called “anti-Zionist” writers refuse to admit that Zionist Jews used Europe’s centuries-old Jewish Problem to establish a Jewish homeland in Muslim-majority historic Palestine and the western powers including the US, Britain and USSR helped them to achieve their dream.

Sep 17 06:25

American man suing to seize Gaza flotilla ships

The US Court of Appeals heard a case on Monday filed by an American terror victim who is seeking to seize 14 vessels that participated in the 2010 Gaza flotilla. The suit, which was originally filed in June 2011 by Dr. Alan Bauer, seeks to confiscate the 14 ships on the grounds that they were used in a hostile fashion against a nation friendly to the United States.

Israeli naval commandos boarded the boats that departed from Turkey in May 2010 after they disobeyed instructions from the Israel Defense Forces. The commandos immediately faced violent resistance upon boarding the main vessel, the Mavi Marmara. Ten Israeli commandos were injured and 10 Turkish activists were killed in the ensuing conflict.

Sep 17 06:19

US police get antiterror training in Israel on privately funded trips

The clouds of tear gas, flurries of projectiles and images of police officers outfitted in military-grade hardware in Ferguson, Missouri, have reignited concerns about the militarization of domestic law enforcement in the United States.

But there has been another, little-discussed change in the training of American police since the 9/11 attacks: At least 300 high-ranking sheriffs and police from agencies large and small – from New York and Maine to Orange County and Oakland, California – have traveled to Israel for privately funded seminars in what is described as counterterrorism techniques.

Sep 17 05:39

Leaked email reveals ADL advice to universities urging anti-Palestine crackdown

As college students go back to class across the US, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is urging a renewed crackdown on Palestine solidarity activism on campus – and at least one California university leader appears to be receptive.

University of California, Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi’s office shared an email (full text below) from Seth Brysk, Central Pacific Regional Director for the ADL, with all of her university’s senior leadership on Monday.

The email warns about an upcoming day of action for Palestinian rights and calls for extra security and “discipline.”

It singles out the advocacy group American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) for special attention and makes thinly-veiled allegations of anti-Jewish activity.

The distribution list Katehi’s office sent Brysk’s memo to includes more than two dozen top administrators who make up the Council of Deans and Vice Chancellors, and Nick Crossley, the “emergency manager” of the UC Davis police department.

Sep 17 05:33

Israel gets fifth ‘nuclear-capable’ sub

Israel has inaugurated its fifth Dolphin-class submarine, allegedly capable of launching cruise missiles with nuclear warheads. A German shipyard in Kiel has a contract to build a sixth sub “to ensure the security of Israel's citizens,” the PM said.

Sep 17 05:11

VANUNU'S PHOTOS OF DIMONA - 1985

Acting on his conscience, he carefully took about 60 photos of the top-secret labs and unique production processes involved. When some of these photos were originally published in the London Sunday Times' exposé, they confirmed his eyewitness testimony about the extent of Israel's nuclear weapons program and revealed Israel to be one of the world's top nuclear powers. To this day, the Israeli government refuses international inspection of Dimona and continues to deny the existence of its nuclear arsenal.

While their publication resulted in Vanunu being locked away for an 18-year prison sentence, his photographs of Israel's nuclear weapons factory - a bold statement against nuclear secrecy and for the abolition of nuclear weapons - are here for all to see.

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Sep 17 05:05

The truth about Israel's secret nuclear arsenal

Israel has been stealing nuclear secrets and covertly making bombs since the 1950s. And western governments, including Britain and the US, turn a blind eye. But how can we expect Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions if the Israelis won't come clean?

Note: Lying is normal for Israel.

Sep 17 05:02

Israel’s Worst-Kept Secret

Former CIA Director Robert Gates said so during his 2006 Senate confirmation hearings for secretary of defense, when he noted—while serving as a university president—that Iran is surrounded by “powers with nuclear weapons,” including “the Israelis to the west.” Former President Jimmy Carter said so in 2008 and again this year, in interviews and speeches in which he pegged the number of Israel’s nuclear warheads at 150 to around 300.
But due to a quirk of federal secrecy rules, such remarks generally cannot be made even now by those who work for the U.S. government and hold active security clearances. In fact, U.S. officials, even those on Capitol Hill, are routinely admonished not to mention the existence of an Israeli nuclear arsenal and occasionally punished when they do so.

"Remarks cannot be made about Israel's nuclear weapons.....but you can remark all you want!" Pass it on

Sep 17 04:48

West Bank Jewish settler population soars: settlers

Jerusalem (AFP) - Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank numbered 382,031 at the end of June, up from 374,469 six months earlier, the leading settler organisation said on Tuesday.

Israel's settlement building, which is illegal under international law, is seen as an obstacle to any lasting peace with the Palestinians, who want their future state to be on land much of which Israel has annexed or built settlements on.

Last month, Israel announced plans to expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area, its biggest land grab in the occupied territory in three decades.

The move brought strong international condemnation and a warning from Finance Minister Yair Lapid that Israel's settlement policy was eroding its international support.

Sep 17 04:45

Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch accused Israel of committing war crimes by attacking three U.N.-run schools in the Gaza Strip in fighting in July and August, killing Palestinian civilians who had sheltered there.

Sep 17 04:42

Gaza widow offers insight into world of spies

According to her, Israeli security agents took advantage of her late husband's financial troubles a decade ago, luring him into collaborating by offering him a permit to work in Israel. She was later recruited when she was allowed to take one of their children to Israel for medical treatment.

Sep 16 22:54

United Nations Reveals Close Links Between Israel and Al Qaeda Affiliated Terrorist Organizations in Syria

The United Nations (UN) has stressed that there are strong links and contacts between the armed terrorist organizations in Syria and the Zionist entity.

Sep 16 15:48

What Israel Has Done After the Ceasefire

why BDS needs to continue even after the ceasefire

Sep 16 11:59

Israeli Reservists of Spy Unit Refuse to Be Tools of Occupation, Sparking Ire From Officials

Israeli officials are lashing out following a letter of conscientious objection penned by a group of reservists in an elite spy unit stating that they refuse to be tools of Israel's military occupation.

The 43 veteran reservists of intelligence Unit 8200 sent the letter last week to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the armed forces chief and head of intelligence, stating that they "refuse to continue serving as tools in deepening the military control over the Occupied Territories."

Sep 16 10:43

Devil’s Deal: US-Backed Syrian Rebels Already Signed Pact with ISIS Prior to Haines ‘Beheading’

While Washington considers appropriating half a billion in funds to the Syrian rebels, we now learn that opposition groups the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and al Qaeda affiliate ‘al Nusra Front’, have officially aligned themselves with ISIS…

Sep 16 10:01

The New "Regime Change" Plan - Attack Damascus From The South

There are serious active preparations for a new attack on Damascus. Anti-government forces, including the Al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra, have been trained and equipped in Jordan and are now moving into their starting position in Quneitra governate in south-west Syria. (A similar plan in spring 2013 was only partially executed and later aborted.)

The anti-government forces now control a 40 miles (70km) long, three miles (5km) wide strip from Jordan along the Golan frontier up to Lebanon. This strip can be used to infiltrate into Hizbullah territory in south Lebanon but its main purpose is likely an attack on Damascus from the south. The Syrian military would have great difficulties to dislodge the anti-government forces from this strip as it is covered by Israeli anti-air and artillery fire.

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When will this Administration collectively man up, and tell the American people the truth?!?

I am really, thoroughly disgusted with this government, and the interminable amounts of codswallop it expects Americans to swallow on a daily basis, in terms of the damned lies they are trying to get us to believe in to support this war.

This whole ISIS pretext for US military involvement, is about regime change in Syria and Iran, period, end of discussion.

The big questions here are, how soon Al-Assad will want to invoke his mutual defense pact with Iran, and just what Russia will do if, in fact, that mutual defense pact is invoked by Al-Assad.

Were I a betting woman, I would not bet against Russia getting involved militarily against the US in Iran's behalf.

And the hell of it is, neither the US nor Israel can reasonably expect to successfully wage a conventional war against Russia; they don't have the money, the manufacturing, or the troop strength to make this happen.

Additionally, I do not want to see the best and brightest of our military be killed or maimed for life over what is essentially a war for private profit.

And that is the dirty little secret of all wars; they are all ultimately about private profit.

Sep 16 09:18

A STORM OF DISSENT HAS TAKEN ISRAEL BY SURPRISE

The refusal of 43 men and women to continue their reserve duty in Israel’s elite 8200 intelligence-gathering unit has taken Israel by storm.

Sep 16 09:17

THE OTHER GITMO

The Palestinian Center for Human rights said Tuesday that its lawyers confirmed that at least four Palestinians who were arrested during Israel’s assault on Gaza were subjected to “torture” during their detention period.

Sounds like Gitmo to me …

Sep 16 09:06

Israel Created Hamas to Avoid Peace

According to Robert Dreyfuss, author of "Devil's Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam":

"And beginning in 1967 through the late 1980s, Israel helped the Muslim Brotherhood establish itself in the occupied territories. It assisted Ahmed Yassin, the leader of the Brotherhood, in creating Hamas, betting that its Islamist character would weaken the PLO."

According to Charles Freeman, former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia, "Israel started Hamas. It was a project of Shin Bet [Isreali domestic intelligence agency], which had a feeling that they could use it to hem in the PLO."

Sep 16 09:02

WikiLeaks: "Israel actively supported Hamas"

"Moreover", the American government wrote on the document, "In spite of the many arrests, only a small number of Hamas leaders have been arrested. We believe that not only does Israel turn a blind eye on Hamas activity, but even supports it".

Sep 16 08:59

PCHR: Gaza detainees underwent ‘torture’ in Israeli custody

The Palestinian Center for Human rights said Tuesday that its lawyers confirmed that at least four Palestinians who were arrested during Israel’s assault on Gaza were subjected to “torture” during their detention period.

Sep 16 08:59

How Israel helped create Hamas

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It also obscures Hamas's curious history. To a certain degree, the Islamist organization whose militant wing has rained rockets on Israel the past few weeks has the Jewish state to thank for its existence. Hamas launched in 1988 in Gaza at the time of the first intifada, or uprising, with a charter now infamous for its anti-Semitism and its refusal to accept the existence of the Israeli state. But for more than a decade prior, Israeli authorities actively enabled its rise.

Sep 16 08:57

Ted Cruz: ‘I Pledge of Allegiance to Israel’

Presidential wannabe politicians seldom will champion an American First foreign policy, but are eager to stand behind a Pro-Zionist agenda, even at the expense of our own essential national interest.

Sep 16 08:47

Fmr. IDF Soldier Calls on Americans to Stand Up to Israel War Crimes | Interview with Eran Efrati

Sep 16 08:34

Toronto trustees expense everything from $28 cookies to $4,000 walking tours of Israel

Toronto public school board trustees have charged taxpayers for everything from $19 worth of groceries — including nuts and hand lotion — to a tour of Israel that cost almost $4,000.

An internal audit of questionable expenditures filed by Toronto District School Board elected officials, obtained by the Star, includes scores of reimbursed claims that are not allowed or for which it is “unclear” as to how they relate to the job of trustee:

Sep 16 08:32

Israel and the U.S. CREATED Hamas, Hezbollah and Al Qaeda

We’ve extensively documented that the U.S. and Israel created Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups in an attempt to fight other enemies.

Larry Johnson – a counterterrorism official at the U.S. State Department – says:

The Israelis are their own worst enemies when it comes to fighting terrorism. They are like a guy who sets fire to his hair and then tries to put it out by hitting it with a hammer. They do more to incite and sustain terrorism than curb it.

As one example, Israel helped create Hamas.

Sep 16 08:17

Why is Israel Absent from ISIS Fight?

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Israel gets $3 billion a year in military aid from the US. Over the last 60 years, the Jewish state has received about $250 billion worth of airplanes and armaments.

Yet when Obama appeals for a "a broad international coalition" to fight ISIS, which supposedly threatens the whole Middle East, Israel is not asked to join. Canada, Germany, Australia, France, Turkey ..all are asked..but not Israel.

Israel is the strongest military power in the region. But apparently it bears no responsibility to help contain this "threat."

Sep 16 08:10

Israeli spies rebel over mass-snooping on innocent Palestinians

Israeli politicians and a former military intelligence commander have hit back at reservists who criticized Israel for spying on ordinary Palestinians.

Last week, 43 Israeli military intelligence reservists signed a letter refusing to serve in the occupied Palestinian territories over fears snoops were planning to blackmail individuals into becoming informants. The letter alleged that Israel Defence Force Unit 8200 – Israel's equivalent of the NSA – undertook "all encompassing" surveillance of Palestinians' medical conditions, finances, sexual orientation and infidelity in order to gain information that might be used to blackmail individuals into becoming informants against their own people.

Sep 16 08:03

Ted Cruz another Israeli Mouthpiece

Presidential wannabe politicians seldom will champion an American First foreign policy, but are eager to stand behind a Pro-Zionist agenda, even at the expense of our own essential national interest. The mess that engulfs the Middle East is only getting worse. Throughout all the past administrations and swings in the post World War II cast of enemies, Israel is never mentioned by the establishment as a force that undermines American national security. The axiom that Zionism is an unquestioned ally and friend of the United States, goes unchallenged. Any honest evaluation of world affairs must concede that the political class accepts this illusion as fact. If this was not true, why does nothing ever improve in the regional caldron of eternal conflict?

Sep 16 07:15

Who is Behind the Islamic State (ISIL) Beheadings? Probing the SITE Intelligence Group

Though routinely overlooked in the flurry of front-page coverage corporate media have allotted the three beheading videos–the most recent of which featured Scottish aid worker David Cawthorne Haines–it is common knowledge that SITE uncannily secures terrorist statements and videos well before the US’s wide array of lavishly-funded intelligence services.

For example, as the Washington Post reported in 2007,

Sep 16 06:57

United Nations Reveals Close Links Between Israel and Terrorist Organizations in Syria

The United Nations (UN) has stressed that there are strong links and contacts between the armed terrorist organizations in Syria and the Zionist entity.

The UN remarks came in a report by its Secretary General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) during the period from May 29th to September 3rd 2014.

The report said that members of the so-called “armed opposition” transported 47 of its wounded members through “the ceasefire line” and handed them to the “Israeli army”, indicating that the “Israeli army” handed 43 of the wounded who were treated at the Israeli hospitals to the armed terrorist organizations

Sep 16 04:53

UN official confirms Israeli soldiers launched attacks from inside Gaza school

A senior UN official has confirmed that the Israeli military turned a school in the Gaza Strip into a military base during July's ground offensive. The comments last week by Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui corroborate a report that was published in The Times on August 5 ('Invaders turn abandoned school into command base').

Addressing a Security Council debate on children and armed conflict, Zerrougui said 244 schools, including 75 UNRWA schools, "were shelled by Israel's armed forces", adding that "one school was used as a military base by the IDF." Although she did not name the school, it has been confirmed to me this was a reference to Hani Naim Agriculture Secondary School for Boys in Beit Hanoun.

Sep 16 01:15

Infowars Characterizes Pro-Palestinians / Anti-Israelis as "Terrorists"

Infowars.com ran a dramatic, front-page story yesterday titled "FEDS FIND 9/11 TERROR MESSAGE ON BORDER FENCE". They linked to a Breitbart story, whose actual headline didn't contain the phrase "terror message" at all, but rather stated "Exclusive: Feds Find Anti-Israel and Pro-Palestine 9/11 Message to America on Border Fence."
It appears Infowars got their headline from Zionist website worldnetdaily.com. Drudge also ran the Breitbart story but used the WND "terror message" headline. Infowars own readers in the comment section appeared fed-up with Jones characterization of anti-Zionists as terrorists, as well as with Jones' bizarre capitulation to the "al qaeda did 9/11" crowd.

Sep 15 14:33

Israel's Genocidal War on Palestine Without End

It's longstanding Israeli policy. Palestinians aren't wanted. Israel considers them subhuman.

It wants them eliminated. It wants Jewish exclusivity. It wants maximum Jews and minimum Arabs.

Israel's entire history is blood-drenched. Depravity defines it. It's longstanding genocidal war on Palestine reflects it.

In 1985, then Israeli president Chaim Herzog said:

"We are certainly not willing to make partners of the Palestinians in any way in a land that was holy to our people for thousands of years. There can be no partner with the Jews of this land."

Sep 15 14:32

The UN Is Pulling Most Of Its Peacekeepers Out Of Syria As Situation 'Deteriorates Severely'

The UN is quietly pulling back from the parts of the peacekeeper-administered military disengagement zone separating the Israeli and Syrian-controlled sections of the Golan Heights.

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In effect opening the door for an Israeli invasion of Syria!

Sep 15 13:40

Israel warns its citizens against traveling to Europe

The Israeli government warned on Monday its citizens against traveling to Europe for fear of “hostile attacks”, according to Israeli radio.

Sep 15 13:03

Abbas decides against Palestine joining the ICC

President of the National Palestinian Unity Government Mahmoud Abbas has halted government attempts to try Israel at the International Criminal Court for war crimes particularly those committed in Gaza.

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"I'm your puppet..."

Sep 15 10:39

French Report ISIL Leader Mossad Agent

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, so-called ”Caliph,” the head of ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant is, according to sources reputed to originate from Edward Snowden, an actor named Elliot Shimon, a Mossad trained operative.

Simon Elliot (Elliot Shimon) aka Al-Baghdadi was born of two Jewish parents and is a Mossad agent.

Sep 15 09:39

WHY DID THE WEST CREATE ISIS WHEN THEY ALREADY HAD ZIONISM?

If America had been truly serious about putting Iraq on the right path and instituting a genuine democracy, it would have issued legislation to protect human dignity and the right of the people to live within a framework of liberty, peace, security and safety! Instead, the United States did just the opposite, disrupting Iraq’s civilizational project.

“Strangely enough, America today is fighting ISIS, and has sent experts to Iraq for that very purpose. For whom? For the love of Iraqis? And for whose benefit does America support ISIS and provide it with weapons in Syria? For whose benefit does it support the al-Nusra Front? … Today it is essential for us to stand against, pay careful attention to, and analyze carefully, all American and Israeli plans. We must all join to defeat their criminal designs for undermining Iraq, and their tool of implementation, ISIS.”

Sep 15 09:38

ZIONISM Vs ACADEMIC FREEDOM

Zionist group publishes target list of “anti-Israel” US professors

Sep 15 07:57

John McCain DESTROYED By True American Patriot

Sep 15 07:20

De-hired Professor Steven Salaita Is a University's Worst Nightmare

Steven G. Salaita, whose job offer was rescinded after he posted vitriolic anti-Israel tweets during the recent Gaza war, made clear not long ago that he wants his position reinstated. At a September 9 press conference he dismissed reported efforts the university has made to reach a financial settlement instead. Meanwhile, at a meeting on September 10, the UIUC trustees soundly defeated a proposal to reconsider their withdrawal of the tenured position Salaita had been due to take up this semester

With the debate over the controversy brewing in university corridors, academic publications and in online discussions, pressure on the UIUC administration to reinstate Salaita has been growing. Five departments have voted no confidence in Chancellor Phyllis Wise, a handful of scholars have canceled planned lectures and events at UIUC, and several large academic organizations have issued statements condemning the decision not to hire Salaita.

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Salaita was kicked out of his job, not for comments he made in a classroom, but comments he made as a private citizen that are protected by the First Amendment. Everyone who supports the termination of Salaita or of anyone for comments they make in private shows themselves to be an enemy of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and everything America is supposed to stand for.

Sep 15 07:14

WORLD WAR 3 FOR DUMMIES

A Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding the Present World Situation

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This is worth saving and forwarding to your friends!

Sep 15 07:02

Zionist group publishes target list of “anti-Israel” US professors

The Amcha Initiative, the Zionist organization that has repeatedly intimidated, spied on and harassed students and faculty, appears to be escalating its campaign by publishing what amounts to a target list of “anti-Israel” professors.

Amcha says that the list is made up of “218 professors identifying themselves as Middle East scholars, who recently called for the academic boycott of Israel in a petition.”

Sep 15 07:02

Palestinian Authority foils new Gaza war crimes probe

The leaders of the Palestinian Authority last month blocked efforts to bring Israeli war crimes in Gaza before the International Criminal Court (ICC), Al Jazeera’s investigative unit has discovered.

The TV channel revealed yesterday the existence of a letter from the office of top ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda (published in full by The Electronic Intifada below) in which she recounted a private 5 August meeting with Riad Malki, the PA foreign minister.

It is difficult to read her account of the meeting as anything other than Malki obstructing the process of investigating Israeli war crimes in Gaza.

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This will drive the Palestinians away from the PA and towards HAMAS.

Sep 15 07:01

Anger in Jerusalem after Israel kills another Palestinian teen

Muhammad Sinokrot, who would have turned sixteen years old on 9 December, was not particularly fond of school and his grades were not great. But he was a hard-working boy and was keen on improving.

A few months earlier, he had borrowed his cousin’s graduation gown to wear while posing in front of a camera. He had two years left to graduate from high school, and this portrait emboldened him to work even harder.

An Israeli rubber-coated steel bullet in the head, however, decimated his dreams and cut short his very young life.

Sep 15 06:24

Rescue Mission to Gaza Zoo

The conflict that has ravaged the Gaza strip has seen its destructive effects extend past human casualties to affect animals as well. The zoo in North Gaza saw severe damage over the course of the conflict, leading to the death of more than eighty animals. However, the twenty surviving animals are finally receiving the medical assistance they direly need, thanks to animal rescue organisation Four Paws. The organisation was finally able to gain access to the damaged zoo and are currently on the ground, providing the remaining animals with food and life saving medicine, as well as restoring the water supply, which was cut off due to damaged pipes.

Sep 15 05:07

Israel targets Palestinian fishermen off Gaza coast

Gaza: Israeli gunboats Sunday opened fire at Palestinian fishermen off the Gaza coast in a breach of the truce reached late last month.
According to the Palestinian fishermen syndicate, Israeli gunboats have been opening fire daily at fishing boats, MENA reported.

A long-term truce in Gaza was agreed with Israel Aug 26. The ceasefire mediated by Egypt came into effect after the two sides agreed to an unlimited and immediate ceasefire. Last week, the Israeli navy arrested four Palestinian fishermen in the northern sea off Gaza Strip.

Israeli naval forces usually free detained fishermen after questioning them. Israel says it does so to fight smuggling of weapons to the enclave through the sea.

Sep 15 04:44

$6 billion Gaza reconstruction aid will be ‘made in Israel’

As the world gears up to finance Gaza's $6bn reconstruction after Operation Protective Edge, an EU source has revealed that Israel will earn billions of euros by making sure that all the steel, concrete and other materials and other aid are sourced in Israel and benefit Israeli companies.

At least 65,000 people in the Gaza Strip are homeless after the recent seven-week conflict. Infrastructure ranging from water desalination centres to power plants lies in ruins. No formal Israeli ban prevents the import of reconstruction materials that were not made in Israel, but EU sources speaking on condition of anonymity say that in practice, Israeli security demands present them with a fait accompli.

Sep 15 04:40

Israel Slams Intel Soldiers Who Say They Won't Be 'Tools to Persecute' Palestinians

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Israeli officials denounced 43 reservists for declaring they would no longer serve in the military’s main intelligence unit to protest the government’s policies toward the Palestinians.

The members of Intelligence Unit 8200 sent a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying they refused to “take part in actions against Palestinians” and “continue serving as tools in cementing the military’s control over the Occupied Territories.” The letter, sent last week, singled out the unit’s surveillance of Palestinians, and accused it of collecting information that “is used for political persecution” and “harms innocent people.”

“Refusal to serve of any kind should be condemned,” Netanyahu said in a speech to a Tel Aviv cyber conference. “The political use that was made recently, including the airing of false accusations, is unacceptable. The Israeli Defense Forces, including all of its units, is the most moral army in the world.”

Sep 14 10:44

White House, headquarters of ISIL: Iran cmdr.

An Iranian military official says the United States has created the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group in line with its plots to sow discord in the Middle East.

Commander of Iran’s Basij volunteer force Mohammad Reza Naqdi said on Saturday, “The White House is the headquarters of the ISIL.”

Sep 14 10:44

The Zionist War Machine Built By Cowards

What else can you fairly call a people who attack a population of refugees confined to a small space surrounded on every side by fences and machine-gun towers, a population with nowhere to run? No, that is not put strongly enough. Not just attack, but use the latest and most ferocious weapons from the American arsenal to slaughter more than 2100 people, including more than 500 children, destroying along the way a major portion of the housing, businesses, and institutions of a poor people.

Sep 14 09:45

GAZA BECOMING A TRAILER PARK

Fifty Palestinian families made homeless by Israeli bombing during the summer’s fierce offensive on the Gaza Strip were rehoused Saturday in mobile homes in the southern town of Khan Yunis.

Sep 14 09:45

HOLLYWOOD BEGGING TO BE BOYCOTTED

STAND WITH PALESTINE AT THE BOX OFFICE!

Sep 14 09:37

MANUFACTURED BEHEADINGS TO SELL YOU A NEW WAR!

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Sep 14 08:06

The American Establishment Combats Resurgent “Isolationist” Threat

It had become apparent in 2013 that the American people had grown averse to America’s involvement in wars, and this was given empirical confirmation by a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center in November 2013, which revealed that 51 percent of Americans believed that their country’s military involvement was excessive.[1] Once again the bugaboo of isolationism entered the mainstream spotlight, the derogatory label being attached to those who would like to cut back America’s global intervention.[2] Opposition to the alleged resurgent isolationism united all sectors of the mainstream establishment–liberals, moderates, and conservatives, the ultra-interventionist neoconservatives and the more moderate traditional foreign policy establishment.

Sep 14 06:14

Ohio University filibuster: harangue or free speech?

Reaching Wednesday’s Ohio University Student Senate meeting minutes before the scheduled 7:15 start (after a 90-min drive stretched to three hours by traffic), I saw a packed room with a speech already in progress. As I edged forward, I tripped on a step hidden by the crush of standing onlookers, and landed–Plunk!–on the floor.

A kind student checked that I was okay, and, fearing I’d be embarrassed (as I inwardly mocked myself for being oblivious to essentials like footing) assured me, “Don’t worry, no one noticed because the speaker’s Out-of-Order.” The woman talking turned out to be Bobcats for Israel President Becky Sebo, who’d apparently interrupted as soon as Senate President Megan Marzec called the meeting to order, cutting off her first announcement. Marzec had started to condemn the threats against “Rabbi Danielle,” the very OU Hillel Executice Director who helped ignite a furor against Marzec by demanding that she resign because of her “Blood-Bucket Challenge

Sep 14 05:34

“Greater Israel” or “Greater Khazaria”?

Divide and conquer is an age-old strategy for empire-builders. Drive your opponents to fight among themselves, then pillage and subjugate them. Josef Stalin successfully employed this method in World War II, with the fawning complicity of Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt. Now the Zionists—and their American lackeys—are doing the same to establish Israeli hegemony throughout the Middle East and North Africa. And it was long planned. But is the intention merely for “Greater Israel”—“from the Nile to the Euphrates,” as Theodor Herzl proclaimed—or is this the first step toward a world empire we should call “Greater Khazaria”?

In 1982, the World Zionist Organization’s Department of Information, their propaganda arm, published “A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties,” by Oded Yinon. This “Yinon Plan” has been followed for decades by Israel in order to establish “Greater Israel.”

Sep 14 05:32

Were Journalists Spying for the U.S. and Israel?

Videos of two American journalists working in Syria were released recently that purportedly showed their execution by beheading allegedly by members of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. However, several facts suggest that James Wright “Jim” Foley and Steven Joel Sotloff may have been more than just frontline war reporters. They may have been spies for the United States and Israel.

Foley began work as a photojournalist in 2009 for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on projects in Iraq. He reported subsequently from Afghanistan, and in 2011 from Libya, where he was held for 44 days by militia loyal to former Libyan leader Muammar Qadaffi, who was assassinated by U.S.-backed rebels. In November 2012, Foley was reportedly captured by Islamic militia while working in Syria and interned for almost two years prior to his alleged execution.

Sep 14 04:14

Lady Gaga Arrives in Israel Ending Concert Cancellation Curse

Tony Bennett joined Mama Monster in Tel Aviv for a surprise duet

Following a violent summer that resulted in multiple concert cancelations, it took Lady Gaga to sing a new tune in Israel.

Bennett, who arrived in town Saturday, was a surprise guest on Gaga’s stage, where the duo belted out their rendition of Jazz classic "I Can't Give You Anything But Love." Gaga later acknowledged her previous show in Israel in August 2009. But contrary to initial speculation, she did not deliver a message of peace or address the tensions in the region. Rather, she thanked her fans for "making Tel Aviv her home for a day" and tearfully bowed out.

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Sep 14 00:43

Another fake beheading: David Haines

The British hostage David Haines is beheaded by Islamic State. The extremists have published a video report on Saturday via terrorism monitor SITE. IS threatens to execute another Briton, Alan Henning, next. Haines is a former soldier who was doing security work for aid organizations. In March 2013 he arrived in Syria and was taken captive by IS.

Sep 13 18:41

Pro-Israel Lobby Ensures Israeli “Terrorist State” Operates with Legal Impunity

At the beginning of last week Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, announced the intention of the Israeli state to further expand Israeli settlements in the West Bank in an attempt to annex an additional 400 hectares of Palestinian land. A further escalation of this program so soon after the onslaught on the Palestinian people has sparked outrage both inside and outside the state of Israel.

Sep 13 18:06

Ken O’Keefe - Zionism is Doomed

Former US Marine and Gulf War Veteran, Ken O’Keefe as well as being a marine conservationist has become one of the most hands-on, straight-talking opponents of the worldwide Zionist Power Structure.

Sep 13 17:13

MEGA BEX ALERT - ‘US failure to look into Saudi role in 9/11 has helped Isis’

The rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) has been aided by the continuing failure of the US Government to investigate the role of Saudi Arabia in the 9/11 attacks and its support of jihadi movements such as al-Qaeda in the years since, says former Senator Bob Graham, the co-chairman of the official inquiry into 9/11.

Sep 13 16:12

Any Palestinian is exposed to monitoring by the Israeli Big Brother

I enlisted in the Intelligence Corps with a clear understanding that regarding anything that involves the Palestinian arena, I will engage in self-defence. Throughout my service in my unit I did and encountered things that seemed irrelevant from a security standpoint, and I did not have a clear conscience participating in such activities. Contrary to my expectations, our database included not only security-related intelligence but also personal and political information. That is to say, on a personal level, there is no respect for Palestinian privacy.

Sep 13 15:55

Isis Bombshell Exposed

Sep 13 13:51

"Biggest names in entertainment to explore in depth the connection between Hollywood and Israel"

Governor Jerry Brown and assorted Hollywood bigwigs will be honored at the Jewish National Fund's conference this weekend in Los Angeles. The event, which runs through Monday September 15th, will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Each of the panelists "has a strong connection to Israel." Additional presentations during the conference will include 'Jews and Political Power in the 21st Century,' 'Fundamentals of Israel Advocacy,' 'Lawyers for Israel: Protecting Celebrities' and 'How Stories Are Made: A case study of the Gaza War from the news room of Israel's leading television station.'

Sep 13 13:38

UN evacuates equipment from main HQ into Israel as insurgents capture two more towns; Qatar reportedly paid high ransom for release of Fijian troops

Syrian rebels are in control of almost the entire Syrian border with Israel, a monitoring group and the Al-Arabiya news network reported Saturday.

Sep 13 12:46

International law vs US democratic practice

Lawrence Davidson looks at the role of the “war on terror” and, more importantly, special interests, such as the myriad Zionist lobbies, in undermining the United States’s adherence to international law.

Sep 13 11:19

IMAGE ~~ WHAT WOULD IT LOOK LIKE IF GAZA WAS THE UNITED STATES?

Do people understand the magnitude of what just happened in Gaza?

Sep 13 11:18

A MESSAGE TO WORLD JEWRY FROM PALESTINE

In your name, Israel in 2006, 2008-2009, 2012 and now in 2014, dropped millions of bombs, bomblets and missiles all over South Lebanon and Gaza, exterminating thousands of innocent people, and destroying tens of thousands of homes. You have made Gaza look like Hiroshima in 1945.

Sep 13 10:26

Israeli intelligence veterans refuse to serve in Palestinian territories

Forty-three veterans of one of Israel’s most secretive military intelligence units – many of them still active reservists – have signed a public letter refusing to serve in operations involving the occupied Palestinian territories because of the widespread surveillance of innocent residents.

The signatories include officers, former instructors and senior NCOs from the country’s equivalent of America’s NSA or Britain’s GCHQ, known as Unit 8200 – or in Hebrew as Yehida Shmoneh-Matayim.

They allege that the “all-encompassing” intelligence the unit gathers on Palestinians – much of it concerning innocent people – is used for “political persecution” and to create divisions in Palestinian society.

The largest intelligence unit in the Israeli military, Unit 8200 intercepts electronic communications including email, phone calls and social media in addition to targeting military and diplomatic traffic.

Sep 13 09:14

“Greater Israel” or “Greater Khazaria”?

• Israeli plan for Mideast empire aided by IS.

Divide and conquer is an age-old strategy for empire-builders. Drive your opponents to fight among themselves, then pillage and subjugate them. Josef Stalin successfully employed this method in World War II, with the fawning complicity of Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt. Now the Zionists—and their American lackeys—are doing the same to establish Israeli hegemony throughout the Middle East and North Africa. And it was long planned. But is the intention merely for “Greater Israel”—“from the Nile to the Euphrates,” as Theodor Herzl proclaimed—or is this the first step toward a world empire we should call “Greater Khazaria”?

Sep 13 08:17

Is Palestinian Authority (PA) Stalling International Criminal Court’s Probe on Israeli War Crimes?

“This document shows that the Palestinian Authority either never authorised the original referral when it was brought on the 25th July by the Minister of Justice and the general Prosecutor, or that their decision has changed, or their decision has been changed for them or under pressure from someone else.”

Sep 13 07:49

Breaking The Last Taboo - Gaza and the Threat of World War

"There is a taboo," said the visionary Edward Said, "on telling the truth about Palestine and the great destructive force behind Israel. Only when this truth is out can any of us be free."

For many people, the truth is out now. At last, they know. Those once intimidated into silence can't look away now. Staring at them from their TV, laptop, phone, is proof of the barbarism of the Israeli state and the great destructive force of its mentor and provider, the United States, the cowardice of European governments, and the collusion of others, such as Canada and Australian, in this epic crime.

The attack on Gaza was an attack on all of us. The siege of Gaza is a siege of all of us. The denial of justice to Palestinians is a symptom of much of humanity under siege and a warning that the threat of a new world war is growing by the day.

Sep 12 17:13

Generating Fear through Lies and Hypocrisy: a Reply to Dershowitz’ Pathological Tirade

The sad truth is that Alan Dershowitz, like the black garbed hangman working for ISIS, like the unseen trained sniper hiding on the roof top in a Gazan village protected by the captured family to use as security insurance against a Hamas militant, like the pilot of the F-16 releasing his missiles, like any and all who justify criminal acts for their own selfless ends or through forced indoctrination serve those in power and become in fact figures made of mud like the Golem of old Prague, but a servant of their master, lacking a soul and made indifferent to their fellow humans. For Dershowitz that very loss of his humanity is perhaps his greatest gift.

Sep 12 15:10

'Jewish NeoCons' Responsible For 911: MSNBC

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Sep 12 10:50

Gaza and the Threat of World War

On 31 July, the National Defense Panel in Washington published a remarkable document that called for the United States to prepare to fight six major wars simultaneously. At the top of the list were Russia and China – nuclear powers.

In one sense, a war against Russia has already begun. While the world watched horrified as Israel assaulted Gaza, similar atrocities in eastern Ukraine were barely news. At the time of writing, two Ukrainian cities of Russian-speaking people – Donetsk and Luhansk – are under siege: their people and hospitals and schools blitzed by a regime in Kiev that came to power in a putsch led by neo-Nazis backed and paid for by the United States. The coup was the climax of what the Russian political observer Sergei Glaziev describes as a 20-year “grooming of Ukrainian Nazis aimed at Russia”. Actual fascism has risen again in Europe and not one European leader has spoken against it, perhaps because the rise of fascism across Europe is now a truth that dares not speak its name.

Sep 12 09:41

Intense reactions to come after Abbas withdraws ICC application, analysts

Analysts expect strong reactions from the Palestinian public and from within the ruling elite if reports of Abbas withdrawing an application to join the ICC are confirmed

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If Abbas does indeed withdraw his complaint against Israel, it will drive the Palestinians away from the PA and towards HAMAS.

Sep 12 09:07

Evidence growing that Hamas used residential areas

"Gaza, from Beit Hanoun in the north to Rafah in the south, is one uninterrupted urban chain that Israel has turned into a war zone," said Ghazi Hamad, a senior Hamas official in Gaza.

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Israel declared war against a residential area then complains when those who fought back did so from within a residential zone. This article is intended to counter the UN's investigation into Israel's bombing of UN schools, justified with a video now known to have been 5 years old!

Sep 12 09:03

ISRAEL’S POST WAR WINE LIST

Listed below are Israel’s favourite new wines WHINES

Sep 12 08:49

POST 9/11 ~~ THE FORBIDDEN PHOTOS ON MY FATHER’S PRISON WALL

My father, Ghassan Elashi, is currently serving a 65-year-prison-sentence at the Communications Management Unit in Marion, Illinois for conspiracy to send Material Support in the form of humanitarian aid to charities in the West Bank and Gaza that prosecutors claimed were associated with designated terrorists; our biggest defense thus far (and the reason my father may be vindicated in due time) is that his charity, the Holy Land Foundation, used the same exact Palestinian charities that our own government agency –the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)–used to distribute its aid.

Sep 12 08:47

ISRAEL WANTS ITS CAKE AND WANTS TO EAT IT TOO

They wage war and then they whine that there was a drop in tourism as a result. If only the people of Gaza had such ‘problems ...

Sep 12 08:15

Traitor Senator Slows Primary Allegiance to Another Country

Finds out some citizens don't like it.

Sep 12 07:25

Mainstream Media Propaganda: Breaking the Last Taboo – Gaza and the Threat of World War

“There is a taboo,” said the visionary Edward Said, “on telling the truth about Palestine and the great destructive force behind Israel. Only when this truth is out can any of us be free.”

Sep 12 07:04

Only Israel Can Put an End to the Horror in Gaza

The individual stories are tragically too many to recount in one short article. Whole families wiped out before breaking their fast during the holy month of Ramadan. Others, managing to reach shelter in U.N. buildings, killed just as they thought they were protected -- all coming to the awful realization that nowhere in this tiny strip of land is safe. Those lucky enough to survive this latest assault on Gaza have returned to rubble; the loss of loved ones compounded by the destruction of homes, family heirlooms, photographs and memories.

Sep 12 06:49

Walking Amid the Rubble of Gaza

I just returned from a visit to Gaza — my first since the war’s end — and found it ruined on a scale that I was not prepared for, despite all the pictures.

On the ground it can take you suddenly and squeeze the breath out of you. You drive through an area that is merely decrepit and derelict and crumbling, and then you come upon destruction that is of Hieronymus Bosch proportions.

Sep 12 06:17

University board formally rejects Salaita appointment

The University of Illinois board of trustees formally voted not to hire controversial professor Steven Salaita, whose anti-Israel tweets spurred university administrators to revoke the offer of a faculty position.

By an 8-1 vote on Thursday, the trustees voted to reject the faculty recommendation that Salaita be appointed to a tenured position with the American Indian Studies program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

The vote supported the recommendation of the university’s president and chancellor, who had previously announced that they would not submit Salaita’s appointment to the board, but who then changed course and asked for a vote to reject.

According to a report by the Chicago Tribune, the board’s action in rejecting a faculty appointment was rare and possibly unprecedented.

Sep 12 05:24

Israeli reservists refuse to serve in military

A large number of Israeli reservists have refused to serve in the army in protest to the Israeli military's persistent harassment of civilians across the occupied Palestinian territories.

“We, veterans of Unit 8200, reserve soldiers both past and present, declare that we refuse to take part in actions against Palestinians and refuse to continue serving as tools in deepening the military control over the Occupied Territories," said the letter signed by more than 43 veterans of one of Israel’s most secretive military intelligence units --many of them still active reservists.

Sep 12 04:19

US gov’t threatened Yahoo with $250K daily fine if it didn’t use PRISM

Yahoo reports that it is on the verge of releasing 1,500 pages of documents related to a long court battle over its participation in the PRISM program, a National Security Agency program revealed last summer as part of the Snowden leaks.

A leaked top-secret slide about PRISM shows that Yahoo was one of the first participants, having begun contributing to the database in March of 2008. It did so under severe duress. Company executives believed the government's demand for data was "unconstitutional and overbroad" and fought it in court.

Sep 12 04:03

Israeli Navy Boats Open Fire At Palestinian Fishermen In Gaza

The fishermen had to return to the shore without being able to fish despite the fact that they were not only in Palestinian waters, but also very close to the shore.

Under the ceasefire agreement, the fishermen are supposed to be allowed to fish within twelve nautical miles off the Gaza shore, but are continuously attacked by the navy ships.

Israeli war jets have also been heavily flying over different areas of the Gaza Strip.

Israel also continues to violate the ceasefire agreement, with repeated limited invasions into border areas, and bulldozing agricultural lands, especially in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region.

The army also continues to attack local farmers and workers in Palestinian lands, close to the border fence with Israel.

Sep 12 03:54

Israeli intelligence veterans refuse to serve in Palestinian territories

Personnel were instructed to keep any damaging details of Palestinians’ lives they came across, including information on sexual preferences, infidelities, financial problems or family illnesses that could be “used to extort/blackmail the person and turn them into a collaborator”.

Sep 11 19:04

The Christian family refusing to give up its Bethlehem hill farm bulldozed by Israel

On his farm outside Bethlehem, Daher Nassar is picking apples from the ruins of the orchard he planted at least eight years ago. The fruit is scattered across ground freshly opened and imprinted with the tracks of a bulldozer. At the field’s edge, branches reach out from inside a mound of earth, the bark stripped and mangled, unripe almonds still clinging to the trees.

On 19 May a Palestinian shepherd from the village of Nahalin was out at first light and saw the bulldozer at work in the field, guarded by Israeli soldiers. By the time Nassar arrived the whole orchard – the best part of a decade’s work – was gone. His English is far from fluent, but there’s no mistaking the pain in his voice: “Why you broke the trees?”

A spokesperson for the Israeli military authorities in the West Bank said the trees were planted illegally on state land.

Sep 11 17:51

An f-word and s-word-laden tirade against the banksters, government lies and endless wars for israel

http://letterstothebeast.com/2014/09/12/an-f-word-and-s-word-laden-tir...

A letter to my Member of Parliament (Member of Knesset, Canada) Robert "Rob" Nicholson, Likud, Niagara Falls.

Nicholson is also Canada's minister of national defense.

Sep 11 15:47

ADL BEX - Anti-Semite Christopher Bollyn Scheduled to Attend 9–11 Events in California

Christo­pher Bol­lyn, an anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­o­rist who focuses on the 9–11 attacks, report­edly will be mak­ing sev­eral appear­ances at 9–11 events in Cal­i­for­nia. Bol­lyn was one of the ear­li­est pro­mot­ers of anti-Semitic 9–11 the­o­ries blam­ing Israel and Jews for the attacks.

Sep 11 14:57

Israel's Deadly Attacks on Gaza Schools Constitute War Crimes: Human Rights Watch

Israel's military attacks on United Nations schools in Gaza that were sheltering thousands of displaced people slaughtered dozens of civilians "in violation of the laws of war," Human Rights Watch declared in a report released Thursday.

The humanitarian organization investigated three separate attacks on such schools that occurred in late July and early August, which together killed 45 people, 17 of them children. “Israel has offered no convincing explanation for these attacks on schools where people had gone for protection and the resulting carnage,” said Fred Abrahams, special adviser at Human Rights Watch.

Sep 11 13:07

Zionist Terrorism, from the Book of Genesis to present day Gaza and beyond–None Dare Call it Judaism

Rather, Operation ‘Protective Edge’–as it’s been worshipfully anointed and adorned by Zionist acolytes the world over–was nothing less than a feeding frenzy of sorts, where sharks, barracudas, piranhas, or other creatures ‘long in the tooth’ and with an acquired taste for human flesh are set loose upon helpless, hapless victims while spectators ogle at the slow-motion ‘death by a thousand bites’ spectacle as if it were political snuff porn and they its devout addicts.

Sep 11 11:58

The official 2001 FBI docs on Urban Moving Systems and the 9-11-2001 Dancing Israelis incident

The controversy around Urban Moving Systems (active as a business since approximately 1996) centers around the fact that it was a Mossad front company, and whether or not the "employees" (agents) knew what was about to go down on September 11th. There were also, according to the FBI report, traces of explosive in the van used in the Dancing Israelis incident. Were members of this group involved in rigging the towers for demolition? Were they part of a Sayeret Yahalom demolition team?

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"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.

Sep 11 11:28

Israel committed genocide in Gaza: EU delegation

An official European Parliament delegation that visited the besieged Gaza Strip after the recent Israeli onslaught on the blockaded area says Israel has committed “genocide” against the defenseless Palestinians, Press TV reports.

The delegation, which includes 13 members of the European Parliament, has called on the EU to break diplomatic ties with Israel and implement sanctions against Tel Aviv because of the war crimes it has committed against the Palestinian people.

“I don’t think it is too strong a word, not when you think of how genocide is described; it’s described as the partial or the whole destruction of people; and what we are seeing happen in Gaza, in Palestine, is the destruction of Palestinians,” Martina Anderson, an Irish member of the European Parliament, told Press TV.

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Sep 11 09:20

Seeing Through The ISIS Script...No Cigar!

By L. Reichard White

September 11, 2014

Maybe it started with The Wizard of Oz, but it’s gotten completely out of hand. First there was al-Qaeda (“The Base“), apparently a name invented by the U.S. Justice Department to link a series of attacks to Osama bin Laden. But this newest ISIS franchise, conveniently billed as “too violent for al-Qaeda,” has taken off and its popularity makes “Breaking Bad” look like a Jr. High School class play. In rural Wyoming.

But the script needs some patching.

Sep 11 09:00

'Jewish NeoCons' Responsible For 911: MSNBC

Sep 11 08:46

Israel likely to have committed Gaza war crimes: HRW

Israel is likely to have committed war crimes in Gaza, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday, a day after the Army announced five criminal investigations into incidents involving its forces.

The 50-day Gaza war between Israel and Hamas-led militants ended on August 26 after killing more than 2,100 Palestinians, most of them civilians, and 73 people on the Israeli side, 67 of them soldiers.

The New York-based rights watchdog said in a statement that in three cases it examined, Israel caused "numerous civilian casualties in violation of the laws of war".

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And every sitting member of Congress is an accessory to those war crimes.

Sep 11 08:38

‘Holocaust makes Israelis think international law doesn’t apply’

Gideon Levy is preaching in the wilderness. Week after week, the columnist for Haaretz newspaper tells his compatriots what they do not want to hear: that the siege of Gaza and the occupation of the West Bank are immoral and counter-productive; that the continued seizure of Palestinian land and the construction of settlements is a “criminal enterprise” intended to foil any chance for peace.

“What Israeli interest does it serve to put two million people in a cage?” Levy asks. “Tens of thousands of Palestinian children will never forget what Israel has done to them and their parents in this [July 8th-August 26th] war. That is something Israel should have taken into account: another generation of hatred like never before, and very justified hatred.”

Sep 11 08:08

9/11 After 13 years Paul Craig Roberts

The corrupt Bush and Obama regimes used 9/11 to kill, maim, dispossess and displace millions of Muslims in seven countries, none of whom had anything whatsoever to do with 9/11.

A generation of Americans has been born into distain and distrust of Muslims.

A generation of Americans has been born into a police state in which privacy and constitutional protections no longer exist.

A generation of Americans has been born into continuous warfare while needs of citizens go unmet.

A generation of Americans has been born into a society in which truth is replaced with the endless repetition of falsehoods.

Sep 11 07:56

1,200 Academics and Teachers in Spain Call for Academic Boycott of Israel

The campaign, which started two years ago, asks for support from professionals from the academic and scientific field, and also from associations linked to this field, such as student’s and worker’s unions, research centres, professional associations, etc. From the 1,400 people who have signed the manifesto, 150 are professors, 850 are teachers and 200 are researchers. More than 52 associations linked to the academic field have also signed; among them there are research groups and University departments.

Sep 11 07:52

ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi Trained by Israeli Mossad, NSA Documents Reveal

‘The former employee at US National Security Agency (NSA), Edward Snowden, has revealed that the British and American intelligence and the Mossad worked together to create the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Snowden said intelligence services of three countries created a terrorist organisation that is able to attract all extremists of the world to one place, using a strategy called “the hornet’s nest”.’

Sep 11 07:35

The "Pod People" And The PlaneThat Crashed Into the Pentagon

As we run up to yet another anniversary of the 9-11 false-flag attacks, the government's controlled assets on the web are once again pushing the "no plane at the Pentagon" hoax as hard as they can, to give the corporate media an easy means to discredit those who question the official story while avoiding the really tough questions like, "Why did the BBC announce the collapse of World Trade Center 7 twenty six minutes before it actually happened?" Or, "How did President Bush's Secret Service know he was not a target sitting in that school on Florida?"

The media cannot ask, let alone answer, those questions, so the propagandists gin up this "No plane" theory and plant it online to give the corporate media an easy handle with which to ridicule and dismiss the whole idea of doubting the official story of 9-11.

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In the wake of Richard Gage's C-SPAN appearance and the comment made by the New York Times Chief Correspondent David Sanger, "We've not found any evidence so far to suggest that the building collapses were caused by anything other than the two airplanes" I am once again being flooded with emails demanding (under threats in some cases) that I simply MUST post the "evidence" that a passenger jet did not really crash into the Pentagon on 9-11.

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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Sep 11 07:35

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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