PALESTINE

Nov 28 15:30

Israeli soldiers shoot Italian in the stomach at Kafr Qaddum rally

An Italian was critically injured along with 11 Palestinians on Friday afternoon after Israeli forces opened live fire on a protest march in the village of Kafr Qaddum west of Nablus.

Nov 28 15:28

Palestinian minister hails Europe's recognition debates

The Palestinian deputy prime minister has hailed European countries’ latest steps to grant official recognition to Palestine, describing these as “sending a strong signal to Israel to change its policy".

Nov 28 15:11

Nazification of Israel

snip: This is troubling to say the least, a confirmation of what I have been suggesting all-along: The extreme pain and brutality of the Holocaust had become the seminal historical-psychological experience searing the Jewish mind as though a post-Apocalyptic barrenness had left Jews vulnerable to the psychodynamics of introjection—taking into oneself the mental framework and world view of the oppressor—under obviously dire conditions, and passed on as self-commending to future generations.

Nov 28 15:11

French MPs push for Palestine recognition

French lawmakers were to debate on Friday a motion urging the government to recognize Palestine as a state, amid growing European frustration at the moribund Middle East peace process.

Nov 28 08:27

Israel and Allies Try to Prevent Fourth Geneva Convention Summit

Israel, US try to dissuade Fourth Geneva Convention from holding special summit. Both will boycott if held.

Nov 28 08:12

Flood leaves Gaza in ruins, UN declares state of emergency

An estimated 100,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged as the streets of Gaza City. They were flooded with water and sewage after a week of torrential downpours, prompting the UN Palestinian refugee agency to declare a state of emergency in the area.

Nov 28 08:08

France to recognise Palestinian state if peace talks fail

France warned it would recognise a Palestinian state if an international effort to overcome the impasse between Israelis and Palestinians failed, and proposed a two-year timeframe to end the conflict through a U.N.-backed resolution.

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"VETO!!!!!!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Nov 28 08:00

MORE SPOOFS ON FERGUSON/PALESTINE

Nov 28 07:58

Lieberman's 'peace plan': Pay Israeli Arabs to move to Palestinian state

Foreign minister publishes new party platform, says Israel should offer Arabs 'economic incentives' to leave in order to help resolve the 'duality and divided loyalties from which they are suffering.'

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Guess who Israel expects to get the money from!

Nov 27 15:40

And now apartheid is being sneaked into Israel's very foundations

The Jewish nation-state bill is legal preparation for the right wing’s one-state solution, the annexation of the territories and the establishment of the Jewish apartheid state.

Nov 27 08:50

EU Parliament: Palestinian recognition can be delivered through EU common position

A coordinated EU "common position" could deliver the recognition of a Palestinian state, the European Parliament was told on Wednesday 26 November in a debate called by the Socialist and Democrat (S & D) Group of MEPs.

Nov 27 08:40

Israeli army jeep shot at near Gaza border, IDF responds with tank fire

In a first since summer's Operation Protective Edge, IDF uses tank fire; jeep's window was damaged, but no one was wounded.

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And of course Netanyahu starts another war on Gaza while Americans (who are paying for it all) are busy with turkey and mashed potatoes.

Nov 27 08:29

Netanyahu: 'National law' closes the door to Palestinian right of return

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Knesset on Wednesday that the proposed "national law", or Jewish nation-state bill, would close the door to the Palestinian right of return, Arabs48 news website reported.

He criticised Israel's "imbalance" between Jewish identity and democracy, saying: "Over the years, a distinct imbalance has been created between the Jewish element and the democratic one. There is an imbalance between individual rights and national rights in Israel."

Nov 27 08:26

DEMONIZATION OF ARABS CONDEMNED BY AMERICAN RABBINICAL COUNCIL

“We cannot countenance a response to terror that resorts to wholesale demonization, advocates for the collective punishment of Israeli Arabs, or calls for the destruction or dismantling of Muslim holy places. Such rhetoric is anathema to the Jewish religious tradition and has no place in civil society. Such rhetoric is wrong and must be repudiated, whether it is voiced by lay leaders, community leaders or rabbis.”

Nov 27 08:25

EVEN THE ISRAELI SKY HAS BECOME AN ENEMY OF PALESTINE

Police have been flying surveillance balloons over the city’s eastern sector and Old City — the location of its most sensitive holy sites — to monitor protests and move in on them quickly. They say the puffy white balloons, which carry a rotating spherical camera pod, have greatly helped quell the unrest. But the eyes in the sky are unnerving Palestinians.

Nov 27 08:18

Palestinian statehood: European Parliament considers initiative to recognize Palestine and 'provide extra impetus towards Middle East peace'

The European Parliament has considered formally recognising a Palestinian state; a wave of support for independent statehood has swept across Europe as the peace process remains deadlocked.

Nov 26 15:22

Israel’s model of political despair in Jerusalem

Jonathan Cook says Israeli policy in Jerusalem and the rest of the occupied West Bank is turning the Palestinian-Israeli conflict into an “unmanageable colonial conflict that risks heading towards religious conflagration

Nov 26 07:38

An Israeli argument for the E.U. to recognize Palestine

On Thursday, the European Parliament will convene in Strasbourg, France, and hold a vote on whether to recognize Palestine as an independent state. The deliberation comes with a considerable amount of momentum: In recent weeks, a number of European governments have taken steps on their own to recognize Palestine as an independent state. Sweden formally recognized Palestine in October, becoming the most prominent European country to do so. Symbolic votes in the main legislatures of Britain, Spain and Ireland have followed since. France's parliament is set to vote on the issue on Dec. 2.

Nov 26 06:53

BDS movement claims victory as U.S. county drops Israeli security firm

Durham County, North Carolina, has dropped an Israeli security company under fire from the BDS movement, prompting anti-occupation activists to claim victory. However, county officials were less equivocal about their reasons for searching for a new security provider, according to local newspaper The Herald-Sun.

Nov 26 06:48

Possible Motives for Ousting Hagel

At the start of Barack Obama’s second term, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was seen as the best hope for standing up to the neocons, inside and outside the administration. Though Hagel proved to be a weak champion, his sudden removal could portend more trouble ahead.

The abrupt resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel – along with the failure to reach a final agreement on Iran’s nuclear program on the same day – does not augur well for the last quarter of Barack Obama’s presidency, reflecting his continuing tendency to let the neocons have their way.

Nov 26 06:40

Israeli bus hits Palestinians in West Bank

One Palestinian has been killed and two others injured after they were run over by a bus with an Israeli number plate in the occupied West Bank, Al Jazeera’s correspondent reported.

The incident took place on Tuesday evening near an Israeli military checkpoint at the entrance on the village of Bartaa, which lies on the Green Line between Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Nov 25 23:07

Israel’s Worst Fear

The problem of Hamas and Fatah moderation likewise has presented itself today as Israel’s greatest threat. Any excuse to shift the focus from political negotiations and reaching a permanent settlement are a welcome reprieve to Netanyahu’s government, as they have been to Israeli governments for decades.

Nov 25 23:04

After Gaza: Europe scrambles to end its complicity

This growth of the BDS movement is starting to turn the tide against Israel’s regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid, even among decision makers. Israel may soon be facing its South Africa moment.

Nov 25 14:46

Calling Sens. Mitchell, Daschle—Your “Bipartisan” Center Is In Funny Company

The question is, how was it that the foreign policy project of a “bipartisan” organization—founded by two relatively liberal former Democratic Majority Leaders and two relatively moderate former Republican Majority Leaders—was effectively captured and held captive for no less than seven years by hard-core neoconservatives determined to sabotage a top foreign-policy priority of a sitting Democratic president?

Former Democratic Sens. George Mitchell and Tom Daschle co-founded the Bipartisan Policy Center(BPC), along with their former Republican colleagues and fellow former majority leaders, Sens. Howard Baker and Bob Dole back in 2007. The Center, which describes itself as a “non-profit organization that drives principled solutions through rigorous analysis, reasoned negotiations and respectful dialogue,” has generally promoted mainstream, centrist positions on a range of issues over the years, including economic and energy policy, governance, health, and homeland security.

Nov 25 07:20

Open Mic: Israel has failed to outlaw torture

Israel Social TV gave a microphone and a camera to Dr. Ishai Menuchin, executive director of the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCABI), and asked him to speak about Israel’s obligations under international treaties, its failure to outlaw torture, and its abysmal record of investigating allegations of torture by state agents.

Nov 25 07:11

MURDER, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE

How appropriate it was that on Israel TV last night a movie was aired, Sex, Lies and Videotape … nothing to do with this post aside from the name itself.

But as it stands, a videotape was the main evidence used yesterday to indicted an Israeli Border Policeman of manslaughter in a Jerusalem Court.

A sophisticated and compelling analysis of video and other evidence has pinpointed the Israeli occupation soldier who shot and killed seventeen-year-old Nadim Siam Nuwara six months ago.

Nov 25 07:11

GOOD ENOUGH TO DIE FOR ISRAEL, BUT NOT TO DRINK WITH THEM

Ran Abu Dolah, a Druze IDF soldier who fought during Operation Protective Edge and was injured by a Hamas anti-tank missile, decided to head over to a pub in northern Israel with another Druze friend over the weekend, but was denied entry into the establishment. The security guard at the entrance said, “I’m not allowed to let in non-Jews.”

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"Not that we are being racist or anything like that, and you are a filthy Hitler-loving anti-Semite if you say we are!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Nov 25 06:28

Israeli Authorities Prevent 100 Tons of Vegetables from Exporting out of Gaza

The dispute is preventing the trucks and their cargo to pass, and to be exported to Saudi Arabia and West Bank, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency.

Israeli website Walla reported, on Monday, that allowing the export of the agricultural products comes in the framework of " facilities" granted for Gaza residents in the wake of the last summer's assault on the region, by Israel.

Nov 24 13:34

Déjà Vu in Jerusalem?

If even the Shabak, the organization responsible for torturing and assassinating Palestinians during forty-seven years of occupation, thinks the Israeli leadership has gone too far, then matters are becoming really scary. Yes, there is a sense of déjà vu, only this time it seems that Israel’s political entourage has already fallen into the abyss.

Nov 24 06:38

"Firewall: Israel Legitimacy Hackathon"

The assault on Israel's legitimacy gained momentum during the 2014 Gaza war (see photos). Israel and Jewish communities around the world have confronted escalating attacks from movements and organizations driven by an agenda of seeking to negate Israel's right to exist or of the right of the Jewish people to self-determination.

Nov 23 17:42

Negotiations to end all peace...

Just days after American, Jordanian, Palestinian and Israeli leaders met in Jordan to reduce current tension in Jerusalem, Israel issued new permits to build more Jewish-only homes and Avigdor Lieberman, Israeli foreign minister declared

Nov 23 12:37

Israeli forces kill Palestinian farmer

Israeli military forces have shot dead a young Palestinian man north of the besieged Gaza Strip as the Tel Aviv regime’s aggression against Palestinians continues unabated.

Nov 23 11:20

Prosecute Israel – or let the people decide

Jamal Kanj says the Palestinian Authority must use the momentum of European recognitions of Palestine as a state to take Israel to the International Criminal Court for its violations of international law.

Nov 23 11:18

Jerusalem: The Unholy City

Uri Avnery says Israeli policies in Jerusalem – ethnic cleansing, neglect, oppression, provocation – have created an explosive situation in the city, which is now a hostile environment for inhabitants and tourists.

Nov 23 10:25

A VIDEO BECOMES A WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION

A sophisticated and compelling analysis of video and other evidence has pinpointed the Israeli occupation soldier who shot and killed seventeen-year-old Nadim Siam Nuwara six months ago.

Nov 23 10:24

#F#@k Israel Video ~~ GOING VIRAL!

The video in question was posted by Fox News yesterday and has had over a half a million hits already …. It might have been meant as a joke but proves one thing, zionism is not funny!

Help spread it … post it wherever possible, email it to your friends.

Nov 22 18:40

JERUSALEM; THE UNHOLIEST CITY IN THE UNHOLY LAND

IN its long and checkered history, Jerusalem has been occupied by dozens of conquerors.

Babylonians and Persians, Greeks and Romans, Mamluks and Turks, Britons and Jordanians – to mention just a few.

The latest occupier is Israel, which conquered and annexed Jerusalem in 1967.

(I could have written “East Jerusalem” – but all of historical Jerusalem is in today’s East Jerusalem. All the other parts were built in the last 200 years by Zionist settlers, or are surrounding Arab villages which were arbitrarily joined to the huge area that is now called Jerusalem after its occupation.)

Nov 21 13:42

Jerusalem mayor: Revoke citizenship for terrorists’ families

The mayor of Jerusalem has called on Israeli authorities to revoke the citizenship of family members of terrorists. This proposal was made in response to growing tensions between Palestinians and Israelis.

Nov 21 13:06

Gaza children protest against living conditions

Palestinian children, who have been suffering from the recent Israeli war atrocities, have demonstrated in Gaza City against the living conditions they have been through.

Nov 21 10:03

Life sentences restored for two Palestinian prisoners released in Shalit deal

The Israeli authorities restored the previous life sentences issued against two Palestinian prisoners who had been released as a part of the Shalit deal, Felesteen Online news reported on Friday.

One prisoner is from Tulkarem and the other Nablus, in the occupied West Bank.

According to Felesteen Online, the director of the Ahrar Centre for Prisoners Studies and Human Rights, Fuad Al-Khafsh, announced that the Israeli authorities had re-issued the life sentences on the two released prisoners, Ashraf Al-Wawi from Tulkarem and Hamza Abu Arkoub from Nablus.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A reminder that promises made by the government of Israel are totally worthless!

Nov 21 09:16

UN resolution on Iran mockery of justice

The UN consciously or unconsciously plays into the hands of the pro-Israeli pressure groups in Canada and only puts on an ugly show of duplicity in imposing a ruling against the Islamic Republic.

The farce becomes more markedly absurd when you consider the plethora of human rights abuses going unpunished in the world with the UN laying a lid of ignorance on these blatant violations.

Iran has strongly lambasted the UN resolution, saying that “the UN’s legal mechanisms have turned into a tool in the hands of the West.”

The irony of the resolution is that the measure was initially drafted by Canada which has itself a disgracing history of human rights abuse against the aborigines in the country. Further to that, Ottawa has constantly and vehemently thrown its full-throated support behind Tel Aviv in its inconceivably ruthless crimes against the people of Palestine.

Nov 21 08:13

Israel's top news channel: Gov't asked us to show more Gaza devastation

During this summer’s Gaza war officials in the Prime Minister’s Office and Defense Ministry contacted Israel’s Channel 2 News, asking why they were not broadcasting more images of destruction caused by the army’s bombing in Gaza.

Speaking at a panel discussion at Netanya College last week, Arad Nir, the company’s foreign news editor, said the news channel did not comply with the government’s request, instead decided to show what its viewers demanded.

Nov 20 22:03

Rand Paul blames Palestinian leaders for "incitement" of Israeli synagogue murders

"I vow to Stand with Israel... My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Israel," Paul added in an official statement Tuesday.

Nov 20 10:53

ZION’S HOUSE IN TOTAL DISARRAY

Ashkelon Mayor Itamar Shimoni announced Wednesday that Arab workers will no longer be allowed on construction sites at kindergartens in the city where shelters are being built, citing the escalating security situation and fear of terrorist attacks. The announcement almost immediately drew fire from MKs, who said it was illegal and racist.

Nov 20 10:51

THE TWO FACES OF TERRORISM IN ISRAEL

Terror is always Palestinian, even when hundreds of Palestinian civilians are killed. The name and face of Daniel Tragerman, the Israeli boy killed by mortar fire during Operation Protective Edge, were known throughout the world; even U.S. President Barack Obama knew his name. Can anyone name one child from Gaza among the hundreds killed?

Nov 20 07:02

Israeli drone pilot admits to making some ‘wrong calls’ when dropping bombs in Gaza, but says: ‘You’ll see no smiling faces where kids are killed’

A spy drone commander from Israel has admitted he had made some ‘wrong calls’ when it came to dropping bombs on targets in Gaza.

Major Yair, one of the country’s most experienced unmanned drones commanders, said he had made mistakes but had ‘learnt to live’ with them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ooooooooh ... let's all feel bad for the poo widdle Israeli drone pilot who feels sooooooooooooooooooo sad for killing those Gaza children!

Back up a bit; I'm going to puke!

Nov 20 06:43

Princeton debates profs’ divestment call

Some 60 tenured professors at Princeton University have signed a petition asking that the university divest from companies doing business in lands “occupied” by Israel.

The petition has opened up a debate in the campus Jewish community, with dueling petitions and op-eds and disagreement over what if anything represents the pro-Israel “consensus” on campus

Nov 19 22:57

Israeli soldiers protect settlers attacking Palestinian villagers

IDF troops did nothing to stop Israeli settlers from attacking Palestinian villagers, according to videos released by the Yesh Din rights group, showing soldiers pointing guns at Palestinians while Israelis are throwing stones from behind their backs.

Nov 19 22:40

EU considering 'sanctions' against Israel over settlements

The European Union has set itself on a collision course with Israel after drawing up a list of sanctions to be imposed if the country takes steps that would make the establishment of a Palestinian state impossible.

Nov 19 19:05

Anti-Zionism Continues to Rise

Rivlin, who is the president of the Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Israel, seems to have noticed this backlash in Europe. The Jerusalem Post cited him pronouncing a devastating blow on Israel. Rivlin said,

“The time has come to admit that Israel is a sick society, with an illness that demands treatment.”[3]

Rivlin said that the regime has “forgotten how to be decent human beings.”[4]

That certainly is a bad rap for the Zionist regime—and it is just the beginning. Last month, the Israeli journalist Gideon Levy of Haaretz called Jerusalem “the capital of apartheid.”[5]

Nov 19 16:31

NY Times: Israel Shaken by 5 Deaths in Synagogue Assault

So, Israel is "shaken" by 5 alleged deaths, including those of 3 "American Rabbis", eh Sulzberger? Boo-hoo, strike up the violins and pass the tissues. My God! If only 5 dead makes for a "shaken" people, what would be the word to describe the sentiments of Palestinians in Gaza, who recently saw 2,000 of their own, including women and children, ruthlessly butchered by Bibi Satanyahu's IDF war criminals.

Nov 19 13:19

One Palestinian child has been killed by Israel every 3 days for the past 13 years

Official statistics from the Ministry of Information in Ramallah have revealed that 1,518 Palestinian children were killed by Israel's occupation forces from the outbreak of the second Intifada in September 2000 up to April 2013. That's the equivalent of one Palestinian child killed by Israel every 3 days for almost 13 years. The ministry added that the number of children injured by the Israelis since the start of the Second Intifada against Israel's occupation has now reached 6,000.

"The International Day for the Protection of Children is on June 1," said a spokesman, "but Palestinian children are still subject to attacks by the Israelis and Jewish settlers on an almost daily basis."

Nov 19 11:33

Ignored Root Cause of Occupied Palestine Violence

Israel and America share full responsibility. Partnering in high crimes against peace. Longstanding. Unspeakable. Viciousness writ large.

Slow-motion genocide. Washington supporting Israel's killing machine. Operating unaccountably.

Murdering Palestinians in cold blood. In one premeditated war after another. Ruthless collective punishment. Horrific abuse. Ongoing daily. Other forms of mistreatment.

Nov 19 11:08

WHERE WAS THE FBI WHEN …..

FBI to investigate Jerusalem synagogue attack that killed five people, three of which were dual American-Israeli citizens, on Tuesday morning, according to US law enforcement officials.

Where was the investigation when a NON duel US citizen, Rachel Corrie was brutally murdered by Israeli forces in Gaza?

Nov 19 09:18

More than 350 Survivors and Descendants of Survivors and Victims of the Nazi Genocide Condemn Israel’s Assault on Gaza

327 Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide published this letter written in response to Elie Wiesel’s manipulation of the Nazi Genocide in the Saturday, August 23rd edition of the New York Times. Since then several more have signed on.

Nov 19 08:47

Is holocaust orthodoxy paving the way to genocide in Palestine?

But what does Holocaust denial really mean? Begin with the word Holocaust. The Holocaust2 (spelled with a capital H) refers to the killing of six million Jews by the Nazis during World War II. It is supposed to be the German’s “Final Solution” to the Jewish problem. Much of the systematic extermination was to have taken place in concentration camps by shooting, gassing, and burning alive innocent Jewish victims of the Third Reich.

People like Germar Rudolf, Ernst Zundel, and Bishop Williamson who do not believe this account and who dare to say so in public are reviled as bigots, anti-Semites, racists, and worse. Their alternate historical scenarios are not termed simply revisionist, but are demeaned as Holocaust denial. Rudolf and Zundel were shipped to Germany where they were tried, convicted, and sentenced to three and five years, respectively. Williamson may not be far behind.

Nov 19 08:45

Abbas threatens to dissolve Palestinian Authority

Sources close to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have said that the politician asked the German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, to pass along a serious message to Israel about his intention to dissolve the Palestinian Authority. Abbas allegedly made this statement during a meeting between the two politicians a few days ago in Ramallah.

Al-Quds newspaper quoted Palestinian saying, "President Mahmoud Abbas has grown quite angry at Israel's continued escalations and provocations in the West Bank and Jerusalem. He told the German Foreign Minister: 'enough is enough! Let them take the keys and manage the occupied Palestinian territories'. He is threatening to dissolve the Palestinian Authority".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And HAMAS would again be the sole government in Palestine.

Nov 19 08:21

Israel blasts Spain's symbolic vote on Palestine independence

Israel has censured the Spanish parliament over a symbolic vote, which calls on the Madrid government to recognize Palestine as a sovereign state.

"The declaration of the Spanish parliament only distances the chance of reaching an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, because it encourages the Palestinians to become more extreme in their positions," Israeli Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Extreme. You know, like thinking they have a right to their own country?

Nov 19 07:53

Prominent Israeli terrorist rabbi Dov Lior calls for "cleansing" of Palestinians

A well-known Israeli settler rabbi recently called for Israel to “cleanse” the territories it occupies of all Palestinians, according to the news website The Times of Israel.

During a visit to Israeli settlers on 30 September in the occupied West Bank, Rabbi Dov Lior said that Israel “must strive to cleanse the entire country” of Palestinians, ostensibly referring to present-day Israel, the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip.

Nov 19 07:37

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

Hundreds of Holocaust survivors and descendants of survivors have signed a letter, published as an advertisement in Saturday's New York Times, condemning "the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza" and calling for a complete boycott of Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here is where Israel's constant promotion and exploitation of the "holocaust" survivors comes back to bite them!

Nov 19 07:08

UCLA Students Vote 8-2 for Israel Divestment Bill

The UCLA undergraduate student government passed a resolution that calls for the University of California to divest from American companies that are accused of abusing Palestinian human rights.
The student government passed the divestment resolution by a vote of 8 to 2, with two abstentions on Tuesday night.

The passing vote comes nine months after the student government rejected a similar resolution by a vote of 7-5, which came amid threats to student representatives and accusations that the campus Jewish community was not consulted on the resolution

Nov 19 06:07

Zionist violence escalates in Occupied Palestine

it is downright disingenuous and simply plain wrong to define an “Israeli” settler as a civilian and by extension a victim of “terror”. The Zionist project from its very inception in the 19th century, brought Jewish immigrants from all over the world into Palestine in order to violently seize Palestinian land and dispossess the indigenous Palestinians so that “Israel” could come into being. The mere length of time that a squatter has resided on land that does not belong to him can never transform a bogus claim into a right. “Israel” is an illegitimate entity and “Israeli” is a manufactured label meant to give supremacist settlers a national identity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Meanwhile ABCNNBBCBSFOX are totally focused on the synagogue attack while refusing to even acknowledge the earlier attacks by Israelis on the Al Agsa Mosque, the lynching of the Palestinian bus driver, and the shooting of a Palestinian teenager for "loitering."

Nov 18 19:04

Updating JFK In Berlin: “Ich Bin Ein Palestinian”

When President John F. Kennedy told the world on June 26, 1963. “Ich bin ein Berliner”, he was asserting his solidarity with Berliners separated by a wall.

Barack Obama has two more years in which to find his “pairing of the man and the moment”. His presidency has been badly marred by his unwillingness to denounce the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land and people.

The inhumane blot of the occupation cries out for Obama action.

Nov 18 18:43

Brandon Martinez: Hidden History and Grand Deceptions

Was Israel’s Mossad involved in manufacturing the 9/11 events to kick-start the Zionists’ pre-planned “war on terror”? I do much to prove this in the book, often using quotes from the horse’s mouth...Brandon Martinez

Nov 18 15:46

Baroness Warsi’s blunder over Jerusalem rabbi massacre: Peer slapped down after comparing Palestinians ‘storming’ synagogue with Israelis ‘storming’ mosque

A former Tory foreign minister was rebuked by her party chairman after comparing the deaths of four people in a synagogue in Israel to protests at the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

Baroness Warsi, who resigned in August over the government’s policy on Gaza, tweeted: ‘Israeli extremists storm Al Aqsa & intimidate worshippers – Palestinian extremists storm synagogue & kill 4 worshippers.’

Nov 18 15:41

We will settle the score in this battle for Jerusalem: Israeli PM's chilling vow as thousands gather in grief after Palestinian fanatics massacre five people in synagogue axe horror

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed revenge on the Palestinians responsible for the attack on the Jerusalem synagogue, pledging to demolish the homes of the men involved.

Speaking just hours after the attack, which claimed the lives of five people, he said he would 'settle the score with every terrorist', claiming those who wanted to force the Israeli people out of Jerusalem would not succeed.

He said: 'We are in a battle over Jerusalem, our eternal capital.'

Nov 18 14:00

Palestinian Bus Driver Was Murdered, Forensic Expert Says

A Palestinian pathologist said the report published by the Israeli police speculating that the Palestinian bus driver, Hasan Yousef Rammouni, hanged himself to death is inconsistent with autopsy findings that indicate he was murdered, and did not commit suicide.

Nov 18 13:58

PCHR Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt for November 06 - 12, 2014

During the reporting period, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian in al-Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron. They wounded 26 civilians, including 10 children, in the West Bank. Five of these civilians were wounded during Israeli incursions, including 3 children, and one of them was arrested. Moreover, 3 civilians, including an international human rights activist, were wounded in Bil'in weekly protest, west of Ramallah, while 17 others, including 7 children, were wounded in other peaceful protests. A civilian was also wounded by settlement guards as he ran down and stabbed Israeli soldiers at "Kfar Etzion" settlement, south of Bethlehem. In the Gaza Strip, Israeli navy forces opened fire 3 times at Palestinian fishing boats. As a result, 2 fishermen were wounded and 2 boats were burnt.

In the West Bank, in excessive use of force, on 11 November 2014, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian in al-'Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron.

Nov 18 13:14

Israel to ease gun controls after attack

Israel is to ease controls on carrying weapons for self-defence after a deadly Palestinian attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch said on Tuesday.

"In the coming hours, I will ease restrictions on carrying weapons," he said in remarks broadcast on public radio, indicating it would apply to anyone with a licence to carry a gun, such as private security guards and off-duty army officers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Funny! In the US, every time there is an attack the government INCREASES restrictions on personal weapons!

Nov 18 12:53

CNN GAFFES THE NEWS INSTEAD OF REPORTING IT

In what can only be assumed to be a gaffe on the part of CNN producers, an interview with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat included a seriously amiss caption confusing the synagogue in this morning’s attack with a mosque.

UPDATE

Presumably in response to the embarrassment, CNN has removed its video. Unfortunately for CNN, we recorded the relevant clip:

Nov 18 10:48

Violence after attack on Jerusalem synagogue

Fighting has broken out between Israeli police and Palestinians in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank following an attack on a synagogue in the west of the city in which four Israelis were killed by two Palestinian men.

The Palestinian attackers, who police said were armed with a gun and axes, were shot dead by police after gaining entrance to the Har Nof Synagogue on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bibi got his war!

Nov 18 09:57

ZIONISM IS KILLING OFF THE JEWS OF JERUSALEM ONE BY ONE

Palestinian driver found hanged in Jerusalem bus

Israeli police ruled out foul play and call the murder a suicide …
Despite autopsy, Palestinians continue to dispute suicide of bus driver found hanged

Which led to today’s breaking news ...
Four people killed in terror attack at Jerusalem synagogue

Nov 18 09:38

Hot Off The Press-Har Nof Jerusalem Is Deir Yassin and it is Remembered

The attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem today took place in Har Nof, a Jewish neighborhood built over the ruins of Deir Yassin, a Palestinian village whose inhabitants were wiped out on April 9, 1948. The Deir Yassin Massacre delivered a clear message to the Palestinian people. The Jewish militias were driven by genocidal inclinations and the Arabs better run for their lives. However, it seems as if the Palestinian collective memory is alive and kicking - it may be possible that the Deir Yassin Massacre was commemorated today.

Nov 18 08:45

Spanish parliament to call for recognising Palestine state

The moves reflect mounting frustration in the European Union at Israel's expanding settlement programme on land the Palestinians want for a state following the collapse of U.S.-sponsored peace talks.

Nov 18 08:11

Train driver calls on every Israeli to "run over" an Arab

An Israeli train driver earlier this week took to Facebook to encourage his compatriots to run over Palestinians for “the Jewish nation.”

Nov 18 07:50

Netanyahu: Peace with Palestinians is elusive

"Achieving peace with the Palestinians becomes more and more elusive due to the continuous incitement carried out by the Palestinian Authority," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said.

Netanyahu strongly criticised calls by some European parliaments to unilaterally recognise the Palestinian state outside the context of achieving a peaceful settlement between the Palestinians and Israelis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Israel's constant military attacks on Palestine are not the problem, the people who recognize Palestine are! And if you believe THAT one, I have some of Saddam's nuclear weapons to sell you!

Nov 18 06:25

3 Americans killed by ax-wielding Palestinians in Jerusalem synagogue attack

The attack, the deadliest in Jerusalem in years, is bound to ratchet up fears of sustained violence in the city, already on edge amid soaring tensions over a contested holy site.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed that Israel will “respond harshly” to the attack, describing it as a “cruel murder of Jews who came to pray and were killed by despicable murderers.” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he spoke to Netanyahu after the assault and denounced it as an “act of pure terror and senseless brutality and violence.”

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And already I am suspicious that this was set up by Israel's government to offset the criticism for their attack on the Al Aqsa mosque!

Just ask yourself; how did the IDF get there so quickly?

Nov 17 17:24

Arthur Topham 'Hate Propaganda' Legislation in Canada: Hour 1

Canadian born Arthur Topham has a background in Political Science and Education. Arthur will talk about the pressures of Jewish lobbyists in Canada to remove his site, specifically B'nai Brith Canada. He’ll talk about these charges, his arrest and the upcoming trial before the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Arthur discusses the history of such “hate propaganda” laws in Canada and how they came about. He’ll also talk about the former sec. 13 legislation which was used by the lobby groups for decades to stifle criticism of Israel and discussion concerning anything related to Zionism both on and off the internet.

Nov 17 15:54

Catholic Bishops condemn "Israeli occupation" & mistreatment of Palestinians; tell Jews that "use of scripture to wrongly justify injustices is not acceptable."

As our crazy federal government constantly issues declarations supporting their undying support for our 'special friend' Israel, it's worth recalling a groundbreaking religious document from the Vatican just four years ago. For all the religious people who are deluded into believing that Jews are "God's chosen people" and that they therefore must support the actions of the current country called Israel, here is a reality check for you. Below the excerpts from the Vatican document SYNODUS EPISCOPORUM BULLETIN is the official LibertyFight.com 'Resolution that Israel Isn't Our Special Friend And Doesn't deserve Special Privileges Based on a Misinterpretation of Scripture'. Please send it to your Catholic and protestant friends.

The bishops then criticize the "Israeli occupation" of Palestine and the mistreatment of the Palestinian people through military checkpoints, demolition of homes, lack of freedom, economic disturbance, etc. in the region:

Nov 17 13:38

The Decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) not to Prosecute Israel for War crimes Questions its own Viability

The decision this week by the ICC not to investigate the point-blank killing, by Israeli commandos, of nine unarmed Turkish passengers on board the Mavi Marmara aid vessel in 2010, although there was a ‘reasonable basis’ to believe that Israel had committed a war crime in its maritime attack upon civilians, seems indefensible.

The decision not to prosecute will inevitably raise questions about the integrity and impartiality of the ICC in the face of political pressure by the global Israel lobby that already operates in Washington, London and Brussels.

The reason given by the ICC chief prosecutor that the court is more concerned with larger scale incidents, ignores the fact that this attack upon civilian passengers in international waters was part of a six year campaign by the Israeli government to effect an illegal regime change in Gaza by means of a blockade of essential goods to 1.8 million Palestinian Arabs – that still continues today.

Nov 17 10:40

THE ISRAELI ‘STINKYFADA’

Israeli police are filmed shooting putrid water intended as a crowd dispersal means at a school in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of at-Tur while there are no visible disturbances taking place. The school shut down for two days after because of the smell.

Nov 17 07:24

Jewish State terrorists lynchs Palestinian bus driver in Jerusalem

The barbaric and savage terrorist acts of the Jewish State continues, this time in occupied East Jerusalem. A group of illegal settlers hanged a Palestinian bus driver in the continuation of their terrorist campaign this year that have included over 2200 people killed in Gaza, dozens in the West Bank and increased numbers in Jerusalem.

Nov 17 07:19

Israel may face EU sanctions for hampering 2-state solution – secret document

Israel could soon find itself in trouble and face the wrath of Brussels: any further attempts to pose obstacles to a two-state solution with occupied Palestine could result in sanctions, Haaretz revealed, citing a 'confidential' EU document.

The classified paper was originally intended for internal circulation among the 28 member states, but word of its existence reached Israel after some of its diplomats in the EU leaked the fact to the Foreign Ministry back home.

Although the Israelis could not secure the full text of the document, some important details have come out, thanks to three EU diplomats and two senior Israeli officials.

Nov 17 07:19

Israel will 'never' limit settlement building in East Jerusalem – Israeli FM

Israel will never stop its settlement constructions in occupied East Jerusalem, according to Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

“One thing should be clear: we will never accept the definition of building in Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem as settlement activity,” Lieberman told a news conference. “We won't accept any limitation on building in Jewish areas of [East] Jerusalem.”

Lieberman’s comments come just four days after Israel approved plans to construct some 200 homes in Ramot, despite clashes in the region prompted by settlement expansion.

Nov 17 06:59

The Tears of Gaza

Nov 17 06:32

Israeli Troops Shoot 10-Year-Old Palestinian in Neck for ‘Loitering’

Israeli military officials are tonight defending the attack and potentially fatal wounding of a 10-year-old Palestinian civilians at the Kissufim checkpoint, after troops shot him in the neck for “loitering.”

Nov 17 06:09

Israeli control of Palestinian water: Gaza Desalinated Drinking water leading to cancer, Osteoporosis and other fatal illnesses

Iyad Salman was terribly shocked to find out that his son, Mohammad (9), has Osteoporosis, an illness that became hugely spread between the children of Gaza. Iyad assured that he was always keen that his children have a healthy lifestyle.

However, his son became ill after buying and drinking desalinated water from carts that sell it in Tal-Sultan neighborhood in Rafah where he lives.

Nov 16 23:03

Israeli settlers execute Palestinian bus driver

Israeli settlers have hanged a Palestinian man in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) in another incident of brutality against Palestinians in the occupied territories, local sources say.

Nov 16 22:57

Israeli Forces Shoot 10-year-old Palestinian in the Head

A Palestinian child was injured when Israeli forces shot at the car she was traveling in with her family. The incident took place near the Shufat refugee camp on Friday at a traffic checkpoint.

Nov 16 13:19

Galilee Town Boils at Israeli Police ‘Execution’

Brutality from security forces and a sense of oppression connect Palestinians on both sides of Green Line.

Nov 16 13:15

Jewish settlers storm Al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem

Scores of Jewish settlers on Sunday stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex in occupied East Jerusalem, a Palestinian official said.

Nov 16 12:28

Bob Carr: Why I’m now a friend of Palestine rather than Israel

Bob Carr is a former NSW premier and foreign minister. This is part of an address he gave to the Australian Friends of Palestine Association in Adelaide last night.

Israel has gone from secular to religious. The ultra-Orthodox and religious Zionists hold 30 of the 120 seats in the Knesset. It has gone from cosmopolitan to chauvinist, with some ministers -espousing a brand of radical -nationalism like that of France’s Le Pen or Austria’s Jorg Haider.

Read more...

Nov 16 10:50

Israeli lawyers group Shurat HaDin unmasked as Mossad proxy

The director of a supposedly independent group of Israeli lawyers privately admitted to a US embassy official it acted as a proxy for the Israeli government, a leaked US embassy cable shows.

Nov 16 10:45

THE COLLATERAL VICTIMS OF THE HOLOCAUST

The negation of Palestinian lives has been German policy since the days of Konrad Adenauer [chancellor of West Germany from 1949 to 1963]. In those days Israel had no problem to negotiate on Holocaust reparations with the head of the chancellery, Hans Globke, who was a known Nazi in the Third Reich. This cash flow from Germany went directly to the Israeli occupation machine that has made the Palestinians indirect victims of the Holocaust.

Nov 16 09:56

RABBINICAL SOLUTION TO ISRAELI TERRORISM ~~ ‘KEEP ARABS OFF THE ROADS’

A prominent Israeli rabbi with a government-funded salary has urged that Palestinian citizens of Israel be banned from driving cars outside their towns.

Nov 16 09:31

'No limit' to construction in East Jerusalem, says Israel FM

Israel will "never agree to limit" housing construction in annexed East Jerusalem, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has said. The remarks came after talks in Jerusalem with Germany's top diplomat.

Nov 16 09:12

Use live fire against Palestinians: Israel to troops

The Israeli military has authorized its troops to open live fire on Palestinian protesters using firecrackers as the Tel Aviv regime continues its brutal crackdown on Palestinians.

Nov 16 09:08

Jewish settlers storm Al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem

Scores of Jewish settlers on Sunday stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex in occupied East Jerusalem, a Palestinian official said.

"As many as 59 settlers stormed the holy compound through Al-Magharbeh Gate under the protection of Israeli police," Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib, director-general of the Organization for Muslim Endowments and Al-Aqsa Affairs, told Anadolu Agency.

The settlers wandered through the compound's courtyards, passing through the Qibali and Marawani mosques inside the holy complex before departing through Al-Silsileh Gate, he added.

Meanwhile, Israeli police allowed Palestinian men to enter the compound while denying women's entry.

Nov 16 08:43

Cameron the Euro Demagogue Creates Own Nightmare

Having whipped up a political storm on EU finances to forestall UKIP, Cameron is set to reap a whirlwind of his own making.

November, the month associated with Halloween and spooky forces, appears to be presenting British Prime Minister David Cameron with a nightmare that could end up resulting in his head rolling as leader of the Conservative Party.

Nov 16 07:29

NORWEGIAN DOCTOR BARRED FOR LIFE IN GAZA FOR SPEAKING THE TRUTH

On the basis of our ethics and practice, we are denouncing what we witness in the aggression of Gaza by Israel. …. Just one sentence from An Open Letter For the People of Gaza, which resulted in Israel refusing admittance to the Strip to continue helping the wounded and sick.

Nov 16 07:02

Norwegian doc vows to defy Israeli ban from Gaza

A Norwegian doctor plans to defy an indefinite ban to enter Gaza that Israel recently placed on him.

Nov 16 06:53

Israeli Conservatives Table Legislation to Define Israel as “Jewish State”

The Israeli government is to meet on Sunday and discuss a controversial bill to define Israel in law as a “Jewish State.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now imagine Congress wanting to legally define the United States as a Catholic state, or Protestant, of "white."

Nov 16 06:20

Dr. Mads Gilbert: "Eyes in Gaza" *16* campuses across North America!

Nov 15 12:43

The Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Multiplication of Western Walls

The Walls of Freedom and the Walls of Prison

The notion that Germany was ‘unified’ democratically is of dubious historical accuracy. The consequences of a powerful unified Germany have not led to a peaceful prosperous Europe and Germany’s current role in world politics, particularly its policies toward the Middle East, North Africa and the Ukraine, has been anything but peaceful.

Nov 15 12:36

‘Russia uses language Washington understands’

To keep pandering with futile diplomacy and to not reciprocate the show of force with Washington and its minions would be the really reckless option. You don’t encourage a bully. Instead, you have to square up and push back.

Has Russia reached the limit of its diplomatic tolerance of the US and its NATO allies? The announcement this week that Moscow is to begin deploying long-range bombers in the Gulf of Mexico – America’s own backyard – suggests so.

The move may seem like a reckless ratcheting up of tensions between the old Cold War rivals. The Tupolev Russian strategic bombers in question are nuclear-capable, and as expected the decision to patrol the Caribbean seas sparked a stern response from Washington, warning Moscow of risks.

Nov 15 10:01

OIC calls on Security Council to end Israel's occupation of Palestine

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation held an emergency meeting of the Quds Contact Group on Wednesday in the Moroccan capital of Rabat, during which the group urged the UN Security Council to issue a resolution that would put an end to Israel's occupation of Palestine within a specific time frame and in line with the already established international agreements, Alamat Online news reported.

Nov 15 09:16

IN PHOTOS ~~ SILENCING THE SONGS AND DANCE OF APARTHEID

Anti-Apartheid Dance and Songs Meet Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company in Protest at Brooklyn Academy of Music

Nov 15 07:32

Israel bans Colombian FM from entering West Bank

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities have banned the foreign minister of Colombia from traveling to the West Bank after they found out she was not planning to visit Israel as well, the Colombian foreign ministry has revealed.

According to a statement on the ministry's website, foreign minister Maria Angela Holguin submitted to the Israeli government -- which controls all crossings in and out of the West Bank -- to travel to Ramallah to meet with Palestinian foreign minister Riad al-Malki as part of a tour of the region.

Nov 15 06:17

Israeli forces shoot 10-year-old Palestinian in the head in Shufat

RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian child was severely injured after Israeli forces opened fire on a car she was traveling in with family near the Shufat refugee camp checkpoint on Friday.

The shooting comes on a day of clashes with Israeli forces across the West Bank and follows the blinding of an 11-year-old Palestinian boy the day before in clashes in the nearby East Jerusalem village of al-Issawiya.

Nov 14 18:21

PLO/Palestine: Time to Stop Buying Time

The PLO must clearly and effectively work alongside Palestinian and international civil society to isolate Israel until it upholds international law. Until that day, Israel has no right to be a respected member of the community of nations.

Nov 14 17:59

Israel bars outspoken Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert from entering the Gaza Strip

Israel has barred a Norwegian doctor from entering the Gaza Strip through its territory after he severely criticised its military campaign while volunteering at a Gaza hospital during the devastating conflict over the summer.

There was no immediate Israeli confirmation of Norwegian media reports that Dr Mads Gilbert, a trauma surgeon and far-left political activist, had been banned for life from entering Gaza for security reasons.

“This is not about me. This is about Israel denying the Palestinian people in Gaza international support,” he said. “To deny professionals from the medical field the right to go to Gaza is another aspect of the collective punishment. They’re exercising the siege in an increasingly harsh and brutal way.

Nov 14 15:09

Israeli politicians inciting murder and mayhem

Uri Avnery argues that the actions of irresponsible Israeli politicians – from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to Minister of Home Security Yitzhak Aharonowitz – is paving the way for a Palestinian uprising.

Nov 14 13:03

Why is a Colorado firm selling apartments in Israel’s illegal settlements?

The Colorado-based real estate firm RE/MAX is profiting from Israel’s relentless theft of Palestinian land.

Nov 14 07:54

JON STEWART SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT ~~ ‘I AM NOT A SELF HATING JEW’!

tewart said he thought that the harsh criticism of those who disagree with Israeli policy stems from the abuse that Jews have experienced historically. “The danger of oppression is not just being oppressed, it’s becoming an oppressor. Because that will deteriorate a society as quickly as being oppressed,” said Stewart.

Nov 14 07:49

Vast majority of Israeli-on-Palestinian crime routinely unsolved – rights group

Israeli police have proven vastly inept at solving crimes against the Palestinian population: a staggering 92 percent of complaints end up closed with no justice served, according to a report by the Yesh Din human rights group.

The organization, which also took part in assisting many of the victims, oversaw the status of some 1,045 complaints filed to the Samaria & Judea (SJ) District Police in the period between 2005 and 2014, and came to the conclusion that only 7.4 percent had actually led to criminals being caught – 1 percent less than in previous reports

Nov 14 06:13

Israel bans Norwegian doctor from Gaza for life, report says

Israel has reportedly imposed a life ban on doctor and activist Mads Gilbert from entering the Gaza Strip.According to The Local news website's Norway edition, the Israeli government cited security reasons for banning Gilbert from the Hamas-run enclave.

Gilbert, a leading Norwegian physician known for being severely critical of Israel, worked as a doctor at Shifa Medical Center during the recent war between Israel and militants in the Strip. He also worked there during the previous round of Israel-Gaza fighting, in 2008-2009

Nov 13 15:44

AP sources: IS, al-Qaida reach accord in Syria

Militant leaders from the Islamic State group and al-Qaida gathered at a farm house in northern Syria last week and agreed on a plan to stop fighting each other and work together against their opponents, a high-level Syrian opposition official and a rebel commander have told The Associated Press.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, to phony front groups created and funded by the United States have "gone rogue" and teamed up to defeat the United States. Great foreign policy!

Nov 13 13:43

Israeli Government To Refuse Entry to UN Team Investigating War Crimes in Gaza

Israel announced Wednesday it will refuse entry to United Nations human rights investigators who seek to probe potential war crimes committed in the latest 50-day military assault on Gaza.

The 47-member UN Human Rights Council in July approved the inquiry into "all violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Gaza Strip in the context of military operations conducted since mid June," focusing on the actions of Israel as well as Hamas. Twenty-nine nations voted in favor of the investigation, with the U.S. issuing the sole "no" vote.

Nov 13 13:29

The 9 most destructive things Israel is doing right now. To itself

If you value concepts like democracy, co-existence, equality, justice and security for the vulnerable and the decent, it has probably occurred to you that news about the Holy Land, whether it be online, in print, or on the airwaves, will do your system absolutely no good.

Nov 13 12:34

Israel Says Will Not Cooperate With UN Gaza Investigation

Israel said on Wednesday it would not cooperate with a United Nations Human Rights Council investigation into this year's Gaza war because its findings were "pre-determined."

Nov 13 12:33

Human Rights Groups Denounce Israel's Refusal To Allow Independent Commission of Inquiry Into Gaza

Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Condemn Israel's Ban on Access of International Independent Commission of Inquiry to Gaza.

Nov 13 09:48

Adelson and Saban Try To Out-Hawk Each Other

What do you get when you put two of the largest pro-Israel donors — Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban — on one stage?

(These are desperate and dangerous men. A threat to world peace.)

For participants at the Israeli American Council’s inaugural conference, this meeting of Jewish finance titans produced several historical insights about the roots of the Palestinian people (Adelson: they have none); a bit of advice on how to deal with Iran (Saban: “bomb the sons of bitches”); and some media criticism (Adelson: “I don’t like journalism” — especially not the Forward.)

Nov 13 09:43

VOICES OF SANITY ON BOTH SIDES OF THE WALL ~~ SO WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?

“If we end the occupation, all will be resolved,” Oz says. “This is the only way to resolve all the problems. There’s no tranquil occupation and there’s never been a tranquil occupation. There’s no such thing; it’s like a flood without water. The discrimination felt by the Arab Israelis is also linked to the occupation. We cannot call on the Arab public to calm down until we end the occupation.”

Nov 13 09:01

Palestinians facing upsurge in Israeli repression

Israel’s attacks on Palestinians are continuing, as tensions increase in Jerusalem and beyond.

Israeli Prime Minister, Netanyahu, has announced the reintroduction of punitive house demolitions, an inflammatory and illegal act – whilst a further 200 settlement units have just been approved in East Jerusalem. This week Israel bombed a Palestinian fishing boat off the coast of Gaza, as attacks on fishermen become an increasingly common event. The UN are reporting a spike in the number of Palestinians with their homes demolished by Israel. Now Israel’s impunity looks set to continue with Israel refusing to cooperate with the UN Inquiry into the war on Gaza.

Nov 13 07:58

EU must cease "material support" for Israel’s crimes, say leading trade unions

More than 300 political parties, trade unions and campaign groups have called for the suspension of a key agreement between Israel and the European Union.

The appeal urges the EU to freeze the “association agreement” with Israel. That deal, which entered into force in 2000, facilitates largely unrestricted trade between the EU and Israel and allows Israel to participate in a wide range of the Union’s programs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the EU is as much a sell-out to Israel as the US is. Imagine my shock.

Nov 13 07:30

U.S. Army denies it bought Israel Iron Dome missile system

The U.S. Army denies Israeli media reports that the U.S. has purchased Iron Dome, the Israeli-made, U.S.-financed missile-defense system that some observers say saved thousands of lives in the recent Gaza conflict.

“News reports about a sale of Iron Dome to the Army aren’t true,” Dov Schwartz of Army Public Affairs told Watchdog.org in an email. “The Army hasn’t purchased Iron Dome.”

Nov 13 06:23

BEX ALERT - Israel simply is not equally at fault

Note the nauseating moral equivalence between the terrorists who started the war and the nation forced to defend its citizens. As I’ve said before, no Palestinian violence, no Israeli violence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What most people do not realize is that when Hitler wrote about the "Big Lie" tactic in Mien Kampf, he was not advocating its use but warning against its use by others. Here is a classic example.

Nov 13 06:16

The ICC Prosecutor did not decide Gaza is occupied (or anything else of substance)

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court announced last week that she would not be proceeding with an investigation of Israel regarding the Gaza Flotilla incident (Mari Marvara) in 2010. The basis for the dismissal was jurisdictional – the case did not meet the Court’s statutory requirement of gravity. In other words, the crimes alleged, even if true, did not rise to the necessary level of badness to warrant the attention of a court designed to deal with mass atrocities.

Nov 12 14:18

“STEALING PALESTINE: WHO DRAGGED PALESTINIANS INTO SYRIA’S CONFLICT?”

But between my two trips to the camps – in 2012 and 2014 – there has been a marked hardening of Palestinian sentiment. These populations, many of them displaced several times over now, have washed their hands of Syria’s “rebellion.” They have at times felt exploited and bullied by all parties, but have suffered most at the hands of opposition rebels.

Nov 12 13:10

DOES ISRAEL HAVE ANYTHING TO HIDE?

Jerusalem refuses to cooperate with members of the Schabas Commission, appointed to investigate conduct of Israel, Hamas during Operation Protective Edge.

Nov 12 12:07

Video: Routine exchange on a bus reveals racism embedded within Jewish Israeli society

Nov 12 12:06

Israeli Attacks on Fishermen in the Gaza Sea

Israeli Naval forces continued to carry out attacks on Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip during the reporting period (1 – 31 October 2014), including 18 shooting incidents that resulted in the injury of a fishermen while fishing; destroying 2 fishing boats; chasing incidents that led to the arrest of 7 fishermen; and confiscation of 2 fishing boats belonging to Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip.

Nov 12 11:18

What court? ICC lets Israel walk for Gaza flotilla massacre, no respect for victims

The International Criminal Court (ICC) announced this week that it will not take any action against Israel over its raid of the Mavi Marmara, a Gaza-bound humanitarian aid flotilla attacked by Israel’s IDF in 2010. So what’s the point of ICC?

Nov 12 11:05

A HINT OF JUSTICE IN THE EMPIRE OF INJUSTICE

Let’s wait and see what the sentence will be …. if any at all.

Meanwhile the murderer’s attorney claimed …

At a remand hearing in a Jerusalem court on Wednesday, Benny Katz, the suspect’s attorney, told reporters his client says he fired only rubber bullets during the protest and denies using live ammunition.

Nov 12 11:03

#ZionismToday ~~ FECES SANS ODOUR

This will be an essay of photos and quotes, starting with a few from our historical Sages ...

Nov 12 10:42

How Protests Against Israeli Bombing of Gaza Stopped Zim Ships

Protests against the Israeli bombing of Gaza erupted around the world but none had a more powerful impact than picketers in the port of Oakland, California in August and September. International calls for workers protest actions were made by the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU), the International Transport Workers Federation and the International Dockworkers Council (IDC), as well as an urgent call for action by the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) National Committee.

Nov 12 09:55

Merkel’s Wall of Hypocrisy

“to mark the 25th Anniversary of the fall of Berlin’s Wall, and that “as the Berlin Wall fell, the Annexation wall in Palestinian will fall, along with the occupation”

Nov 12 09:16

Max Blumenthal's Toilet Scene (must watch)


Max Blumenthal, a Jewish pro Palestinian decided to take the battle against Gregor Gysi, the German Left Party’s leader, who framed him as an anti semite, to the toilet. Pretty amusing to witness the level of panic, victimhood and obnoxious intrusiveness.

Let me reassure you that when Blumenthal framed me as an anti semite, i didn't have any plans to join him in the loo.

Nov 12 08:46

US Commitment to Terror, Expansionism, Maintains Israel’s Illegal Wall

snip: For approximately 40 years, the US has vetoed, generally alone (aside from Israel), every UN resolution demanding that Israel comply with this worldwide legal, democratic consensus. The vote is typically 165 countries against the US and Israel, and sometimes five or six other countries (European-conquered lands and some tiny islands such as Micronesia).

Obama has continued the reign of terror and expansion, specifically rejecting, at the UN, the demand for Israel to cease even future settlement activities, let alone abandon its current illegal settlements, all war crimes. This particular resolution was brought at the 15 member Security Council, and received 100% approval aside from Obama’s isolated vote of rejection, which is enforceable only due to the US dedication to terrorism and democracy-prevention.

Nov 12 08:43

Tel Aviv set to build 200 new settler units in al-Quds

Nov 12 08:39

Peter Gabriel Teams Up With Copeland For Palestinian Aid Album

Peter Gabriel, former The Police star Stewart Copeland and Def Leppard's Rick Allen are among the stars who have contributed to a new album to benefit Palestinian charities.

Nov 12 08:24

Israeli settlers torch mosque, copies of the Quran in West Bank


A group of Israeli settlers broke in and torched a mosque in the Palestinian village of al-Mughayyir near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank early Wednesday, locals told Ma’an news agency, hours after settlers attempted to assault several Palestinian security officers in Nablus.

Witnesses, who went to the mosque at around 4:40 am to perform dawn prayer, said the settlers burnt 12 copies of the Quran, Islam’s holy book, and set the carpets of the first floor of the two-story building on fire.

Racist slogans were also spray painted on the walls of the mosque, witnesses added.

The same mosque has been targeted by Israeli settlers before, locals told Ma’an.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu is trying to provoke a response from the Palestinians that he can use to justify more bombings and missile strikes.

Nov 12 07:50

Policeman faces murder charge in Nakba Day shooting of Palestinian teen

Border Police, soldiers had denied using live fire during protests in which two teens were killed, but bullet found in one of boys' backpacks led to suspected gun.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like Israel is trying to clean up their act!

Nov 11 13:22

Adelson and Saban Try To Out-Hawk Each Other

What do you get when you put two of the largest pro-Israel donors — Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban — on one stage?

For participants at the Israeli American Council’s inaugural conference, this meeting of Jewish finance titans produced several historical insights about the roots of the Palestinian people (Adelson: they have none); a bit of advice on how to deal with Iran (Saban: “bomb the sons of bitches”); and some media criticism (Adelson: “I don’t like journalism” — especially not the Forward.)

Adelson and Saban, one a mega donor to the Republican Party, the other a top backer of the Clintons, may have their differences when it comes to U.S. politics. But on Israel, both engaged in one-upmanship, trying to outdo each other’s hawkishness.

Nov 11 10:01

ZION CONDEMNS AS WE APPLAUD THOSE WHO BOYCOTT

Roger Waters has been the ‘leader of the pack’ of those international Artists who refuse to support the occupation in any way by performing in Israel. The ‘pack’ is growing daily as the occupation intensifies its policies against the people of Palestine. zion wants this to go away ….. but it won’t until the occupation ends COMPLETELY!

Today zion condemns the latest addition to the group, Peter Gabriel. As they condemn him, we applaud him for his stance!

Nov 11 09:55

Israel’s Threat Scenario: “One-State Solution” for Israel – Palestine, Proposed Annexation of Over 60 % of West Bank

snip: Predominantly, radical Zionists dominate public opinion not only in Israel but also in the USA and increasingly in Germany. The strength of the forces behind Bennett and the Netanyahu government is demonstrated by the casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and media mogul Haim Saban. Both belong to the so-called Zionist mainstream. And their political ideas are chilling. If the “Two -State Solution” fails, it would make Israel an “Apartheid-State.” For Adelson this would not represent a problem: “So Israel won’t be a democratic state, so what?” At least, Haim Saban wants to secure “the future of a democratic Israel”. For Adelson, these ideas would be “committing demographic suicide”. Saban offered a charming alternative to President Obama’s negotiation efforts to reach a fair agreement with Iran. He “would bomb the living daylights out of these sons of bitches”. And Netanyahu would perhaps left “screwed”.

Nov 11 06:44

UCLA Hillel partners with PR firm to fight BDS movement

A California Hillel chapter has partnered with a D.C.-linked public relations firm to fight the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, according to leaked emails obtained by Mondoweiss.

The PR firm 30 Point Strategies has discussed how to combat BDS at the University of California, Los Angeles campus with Hillel staffers there. 30 Point staffers have advised UCLA’s Hillel to stay largely silent in the event of a student government resolution that recommends divestment from Israeli military-linked corporations

Nov 10 14:02

Will British Jewish funders’ blackmail backfire?

Alan Hart offers advice to the UK Labour Party’s erstwhile Jewish donors, who are allegedly ditching the party because Ed Miliband  condemned Israel and supported recognition of Palestine as an  independent state.

Nov 10 12:53

UN to open 'internal and independent' probe into attacks on its Gaza facilities

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced Monday that an "internal and independent" board of inquiry would be established to probe the damage caused to various UN installations in the Gaza Strip over the course of the war this summer, despite Israel's intense efforts to prevent this line...

Nov 10 12:03

Will the blackmail of British Jewish funders backfire?

The story in The Independent On Sunday was not quite as explicit as its headline. Its message was not that very many Jewish funders had already pulled the plug on funding for the Labour Party but that they were intending to do so.

Question: What’s the difference between the Zionist lobby in America and the Zionist lobby in Britain?

Answer: In America it gives money to politicians to make them. In Britain it denies them money to break them.

What is Miliband’s crime in the eyes of wealthy British Jews who have been contributing to Labour Party funds?

He condemned Israel’s last war on the Gaza Strip which he described as “wrong and unjustifiable.” He also accused Conservative Prime Minister Cameron of being wrong not to have condemned Israel; and he added that Israel was “losing friends in the international community day by day.” (Which is true).

Nov 10 11:57

Discovering Iran — Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

Marcel Proust said: “The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” During the past two decades, I visited Iran on numerous occasions staying 10-14 days at a time. This time around, I stayed for 2 months and heeding Proust, I carried with me a fresh pair of eyes. I discarded both my Western lenses as well as my Iranian lenses and observed with objective eyes. It was a formidable journey that left me breathless.

It is hard to know where to start a travel log and how to describe a newfound world in a few pages. However, given the obsession with the status of women, it is perhaps appropriate to start with the women in Iran as I perceived them.

Nov 10 11:12

“Civility”: Israel Lobby’s New Weapon Against Free Speech on US Campuses

As I was driving through Indiana en route to Michigan this weekend, I saw this billboard for a local sheriff’s election campaign. There, above the uniformed police officer with his military-style crew cut, is the slogan “Return to Civility.”

It seemed the perfect metaphor for what “civility” has come to mean on US campuses: the forceful policing, at the behest of Israel lobby groups, of any discourse or activism critical of Israel.

In the wake of Israel’s latest Gaza massacre, the civility police are cracking down hard. Most notoriously, administrators and trustees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have used the excuse of “civility” to fire Steven Salaita for his strong criticisms of, among other things, Israel’s slaughter of hundreds of children in Gaza.

But civility crackdowns are now breaking out across the country.

Nov 10 10:53

HOW A NON ISSUE CAN LEAD TO A WAR IN ISRAEL

Anyone who wants to track the progress Israel has made on the steep slope toward fanaticism, religiosity and backwardness must examine its relationship to the Temple Mount. Anyone who insists on labeling Israel a modern Western country can’t ignore the extraordinary change that has taken place in recent years. And anyone who still thinks this is a nonreligious society must heed the dark and insane forces that motivate it.

In no country in the West — which Israel pretends to belong to, more and more in vain — does an archeological site turn into an “existential foundation” and excuse for bloodshed. In no country in the West is holiness a matter of policy.

Nov 10 10:52

ISRAELI JEWHAD MOVES FROM JERUSALEM TO NORTHERN PALESTINE

At least thirty Palestinian citizens of Israel were arrested in the Galilee village of Kufr Kana on Sunday as protests spread over the cold-blooded police killing of a youth on Friday.

The video above shows Israeli police shooting 22-year-old Kheir Hamdan in Kufr Kana in circumstances that totally contradict their initial account.

“It is clear from the video footage that the shooting of Hamdan was a murder, as Hamdan did not pose an immediate threat to the lives of the police officers when they shot him,” theAdalah Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel said in a statement.

Nov 10 10:51

AMERICAN LABOUR BLOCKS THE BOATS FOR PALESTINE

This August, during five days and four nights of demonstrations at the Port of Oakland, a diverse group of pro-Palestine and social justice activists under the banner of the Block the Boat coalition picketed several berths where the Israeli cargo ship Zim Piraeus attempted to dock. Activists returned to the port whenever workers were dispatched to unload it—in some cases in the middle of the night. Their numbers, which fluctuated between dozens and thousands, were not always sufficient to physically block all entrances to the vessel. Yet the action succeeded due to the support of Oakland’s longshoremen, members of the International Longshore Workers Union (ILWU) Local 10, who refused to cross the community picket lines. Even when police surrounded and split protestors on multiple occasions, workers refused to proceed and unload the ship. The ship eventually left port, unable to unload most of its cargo.

Nov 10 08:45

Violence spreads across Israel after shooting in Galilee

Months of simmering violence between Israelis and Palestinians in East Jerusalem spread to Israeli Arab towns this weekend after police shot and killed a 22-year-old man in the Galilee town of Kufr Kana, apparently as he was running away.

In their original statements about the death on Friday night police said Kheir Hamdan was shot when he tried to stab an officer during an attempt to arrest him for allegedly throwing a stun grenade in the town, near Nazareth.

However, CCTV footage of the shooting shows Hamdan tried to strike a police car several times with an object in his hand – allegedly the knife – but officers were inside, with Hamdan posing no immediate threat to them. When a police officer opens the door, Hamdan is seen retreating. It is at this point he is shot.

Nov 10 08:36

Irony: Yasser Arafat's memorial canceled due to terrorist threats in Gaza

A memorial and rally in Gaza planned for Tuesday to honor the anniversary of the death of the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was canceled due to threats of terrorist attacks by Islamists, the Middle East news media reported on Sunday. Arafat's death 10-years ago remains a mystery with some saying he died of natural causes while others claim he was poisoned by his enemies the "Zionists" using polonium.

Nov 10 08:08

Israel’s environment minister quits

Tel Aviv: Israeli Environment Minister Amir Peretz said on Sunday he is resigning over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's social policies, in a potentially major blow to the stability of the coalition government.

Speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting, Peretz said the state was undergoing "an earthquake in all fields—diplomatic, social and financial," and accused Netanyahu of acting irresponsibly, a statement from his spokeswoman said.

Nov 10 08:03

Video captures execution of Palestinian citizen by Israeli police

At least thirty Palestinian citizens of Israel were arrested in the Galilee village of Kufr Kana on Sunday as protests spread over the cold-blooded police killing of a youth on Friday.

The video above shows Israeli police shooting 22-year-old Kheir Hamdan in Kufr Kana in circumstances that totally contradict their initial account.

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Just like they do in America!

Nov 10 07:51

Israel to Seize Over 3,000 Acres From West Bank Palestinians

Villagers from Beit Iksa, on the outskirts of occupied East Jerusalem, reportedly have received notice from the Israeli military that they intend to seize 3,176 acres of land from the villages “for military purposes.”

The details of the seizures are scant at the moment, and the military is refusing all comment, but the villagers reportedly received a preliminary warning about the plan back in 2012, and today’s notice reiterated the plans, with orders to vacate by the end of 2017.

Nov 09 12:58

Ed ‘Zigzag’ Miliband is losing His Jewish Donors

The Times Of Israel reported today that British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband is losing the support of Jewish donors due to his party’s pro-Palestine stance.

Nov 09 10:45

Israel wants to confiscate over 3,000 acres in West Bank ‘for military purposes’ – report

Israel has plans to take 3,176 acres of Palestinian land around a West Bank village near central Jerusalem, according to residents of the village who were handed orders signed by the head of IDF Central Command, Ma’an news agency reports.

Beit Iksa residents told Ma’an that the orders, signed by the Israeli military commander in the West Bank, Nitzan Alon, were distributed Saturday morning by the soldiers. They gave residents of the village until 2017 to evacuate the land.

Nov 09 09:26

HOW TO SAVE YOUR JEWISH ASS ON US CAMPUSES

Amid Rising Anti-Semitism, Jewish Students Get ‘Security Manual’

Nov 09 09:26

THE WALL ~~ I WROTE ABOUT IT YESTERDAY, IT’S HAPPENING TODAY!

*Yesterday I posted about the fall of the Apartheid wall in Israel. Today it started to crumble! Let’s hope this trend continues!

Nov 09 08:04

Israeli Soldiers Fire at Agricultural Land in Central Gaza

TEHRAN (FNA)- Israeli forces opened machinegun fire at agricultural land lots in Central Gaza Strip on Sunday morning.

Eyewitnesses said that Israeli troops stationed on the Gaza borders opened their machineguns at land lots to the Southeast of Breij refugee camp in Central Gaza. Medical sources said that the machinegun attack caused no casualties.

Nov 09 07:51

Palestinians remind world of their own wall

"It doesn't matter how high the barriers will be, they will fall. Like the Berlin Wall fell - The Palestinian wall will fall," the Palestinian activists who organised the event wrote in a statement according to the Palestinian Ma'an News Agency.

The collapse of the Berlin Wall a quarter century ago is a key event in the breakdown of communism and the preface to Germany's reunification in 1990.

Nov 09 07:28

Restaurant that only serves food from America's enemies closes after threat

A Pittsburgh takeout restaurant that serves food from countries at odds with the United States has temporarily closed following a threatening letter.

It comes after Conflict Kitchen launched a Palestinian menu, sparking outrage in the city's Jewish community and drawing criticism from many who said America is not in conflict with Palestine.

The takeout cafe, which was designed and run by artists hoping to start conversations with customers about countries in conflict with the United States, has served food from Afghanistan, North Korea, Iran, Cuba and Venezuela from a kiosk in the city's Schenley Plaza.

Nov 09 07:02

Israeli minister resigns in protest over PM's policies

Israeli Environment Minister Amir Peretz announced his resignation on Sunday in protest over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's policies, Israeli public radio reported.

Peretz informed Justice Minister Tzipi Livni of his decision to resign in protest of Netanyahu's political and economic policies, the report said.

Nov 09 05:02

Canada’s ‘Remembrance Day’: righteous or rancorous?

With all things considered, “Remembrance Day” amounts to little more than a glorification of war and an exercise in jingoism and self-aggrandizement. It re-enforces the insulting myth of the “good” and “necessary” wars. It encourages the refusal to recognize the wrongs committed by “our side” in those bloody conflicts. This ‘day of reverence’ for our soldiers acts as a mind control mechanism to deceive the public into believing that our government has always acted benevolently and in the interests of the people, when in fact the opposite is true.

Nov 09 04:21

Anger rising in Pakistan over Israel’s desecration of al-Aqsa mosque

At the official level, Pakistan has also denounced the Israeli action and called on the international community to stop Tel Aviv from violating the rights of Palestinians.

Nov 08 18:21

Netanyahu backs police after fatal shooting of Israeli Arab sparks clashes in Galilee

The police shot and killed a 22-year-old man from the northern Arab village of Kafr Kana in the early hours of Saturday morning, after he allegedly attacked a police car with a knife.

However, CCTV footage may contradict the officers’ statement that a warning shot was fired in the air before the man was fatally wounded.

Nov 08 17:35

The Peace Process Hustle – An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

An intractable process, one that never seems to resolve itself, is either no process at all or a fraudulent one contrived to hide an ulterior motive. The so-called Israeli-Palestinian (at one time the Israeli-Arab) “peace process,” now in its sixth decade (counting from 1948) or fourth decade (counting from 1967) is, and probably always has been, just such a fraud.

Nov 08 09:37

Israel to confiscate 3,200 acres of Palestinian land near Jerusalem

Israeli authorities have delivered orders to the village of Beit Iksa north of Jerusalem ordering the confiscation of 12,852 dunums (3,176 acres) of Palestinian land, locals said on Saturday.

Locals told Ma’an that soldiers deployed at the military checkpoint at the entrance to the village delivered confiscation orders signed by the Israeli military commander in the West Bank Nitzan Alon that gave them until Dec. 31, 2017 to remain on their land.

Villagers said that soldiers informed them that an official from the Israeli military liaison would arrive on Monday to specify which lands would be confiscated, adding that the lands confiscated would be used for “military purposes.”

Nov 08 09:32

Haim Saban Raises $34M to Support Israeli Defense Forces

A tearful Saban told the crowd of more than 1,200 attendees that he discouraged anonymous donations this year because it was important for supporters to "stand with Israel publicly, vocally and very loudly."

Notable donations made at the event included $10 million from Larry Ellison, co-founder and chairman of Oracle; $5 million from top Republican fundraisers Sheldon and Miriam Adelson (who received a standing ovation from the liberal Westside crowd); $5.2 million from brothers Maurice and Paul Marciano of Guess Jeans; $3.6 million from Saban and wife Cheryl; $2 million from Steve Tisch, chairman and executive vp of the New York Giants; $1 million from Leo David, founder of the Western Region of the FIDF; and $1.6 million from The Helmsley Charitable Trust. In addition, first-time attendees and donors Michael and Susan Dell gave $1.8 million to fundIMPACT! educational scholarship programs.

Nov 08 09:19

TODAY’S SPOOF ~~THIS WALL WILL ALSO FALL!

The Berlin Wall officially fell on Nov. 9, 1989, after having divided the German capital for nearly 30 years.

“No matter how high walls are built, they will fall. Just as the Berlin Wall fell, the wall in Palestine will fall, along with the occupation.”

Nov 08 06:30

Hollywood gala raises a record $33 million for IDF

ollywood A-list actors, politicians and tech moguls came together Thursday to raise a record-breaking $33.5 million for the IDF at a Los Angeles gala fundraiser.

Barbra Streisand, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Pamela Anderson were among the 1,200 guests who attended the annual Friends of the Israel Defense Forces event at which the unprecedented sum was raised.

“It is incredibly touching to see how advocacy for the FIDF has grown in Los Angeles,” said Haim Saban, the American-Israeli philanthropist who chaired the gala

Nov 08 05:02

EU foreign chief, in Gaza, calls for Palestinian state

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - The European Union's new foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini on Saturday appealed for the establishment of a Palestinian state, saying the world "cannot afford" another war in Gaza.

Nov 07 21:21

Hamas announces creation of 'popular army' for 'liberation of al-Aksa'

Hamas declared the creation of a "popular army" at the Jabaliya refugee camp in the Northern Gaza Strip on Friday, according to a report by the AFP.

A spokesman for the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades - Hamas's military branch - said the 2,500 recruits would form "the first section of the popular army for the liberation of Al-Aksa and of Palestine," according the AFP report,

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Assuming this is accurate, HAMAS has just walked into the trap Netanyahu set for them by attacking the worshipers at the mosque on the fourth!

Nov 07 13:32

Explosions as Palestine erupts in 'Day of Rage' against Israel Al-Aqsa mosque restrictions

Clashes broke out after Palestinian protesters took to the streets in a “Day of Rage” against Israel on Friday, after Israel imposed entry restrictions on the Al-Aqsa mosque – the third holiest site in Islam, and the holiest place in Judaism.

Demonstrators shouted anti-Israel slogans and hurled stones, while explosions in the vicinity of the protests were audible. Israeli forces fired rubber bullets at the protesters, who had been throwing petrol bombs, according to Reuters. Protests were also met with tear gas.

Nov 07 09:37

PIRACY IS NOT A WAR CRIME

Is AIPAC now in control of the ICC in the Hague?

After you read the following you might think so ...

Nov 07 09:05

Israelis torturing non-Jewish children. 2014 Australian documentary film. Viewer discretion.

Nov 07 08:50

Pentagon Aims to Copy Israel Tactics on Civilian Deaths in War

Not 48 hours after Amnesty International issued a report blasting Israel for its “callous indifference” to civilian deaths in the Gaza War, the Pentagon is openly talking about using the conflict as a model for their own wars.

Nov 07 08:37

The third intifada is here

Periodic situation evaluations of the Israel Defense Forces’ (IDF) highest command echelons warned that the harsh economic situation, lack of a diplomatic horizon and overall feeling of frustration and that there is no way out are likely to be the catalysts. Shin Bet assessments disseminated in 2013 even showed worrisome data regarding growing unrest in the West Bank, and painted the picture of the lone terrorist going out on his own to carry out an attack without the backing of organizational infrastructure. These assessments even led to closer security cooperation between Israel and the Palestinian Authority with the goal of detecting and thwarting the first signs of terrorist organization if and when they appear on the ground.

But apparently the Israeli security system didn't imagine that the third intifada it had anticipated, warned against and prepared for would erupt specifically in Jerusalem, and with such intensity.

Nov 07 07:33

The situation in Jerusalem is 'out of control'

The clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian citizens, and protest demonstrations quickly escalated since Wednesday's Israeli attack of the building of the Aqsa mosque compound, and Ibrahim Akkari's run over, who was immediately shot in Jerusalem.

Clashes in Jerusalem and the West Bank have been successive, after Akkari's funeral in Jerusalem, which Israeli occupation allowed only 35 members of his family to attend.

The funeral limitation aggravated the clashes all over Jerusalem neighborhoods, where two Palestinian citizens were injured by Israeli bullets and one Israeli border guard was injured of stone throwing in Shu'fat refugee camp south occupied Jerusalem.

Clashes took place in Issawiya, Hizma and Al-Toor neighborhoods south Jerusalem, where Palestinians utilized fireworks and stones to defend themselves.

Nov 06 13:56

Outrage as ICC Drops Case Against Israel for Deadly Attack On Humanitarian Flotilla

The International Criminal Court is being accused of "defying justice" following Thursday's announcement that prosecutors will not further investigate or press charges against Israel for its 2010 deadly assault on a Gaza-bound flotilla bearing humanitarian aid from Turkey.

The ruling came despite the court's acknowledgement that Israel likely committed war crimes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But, but, but ... it's Israel! We can't prosecute them! They are above international law. Just ask them!"

Nov 06 11:55

Israeli police, settlers storm Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque compound

A group of Israeli settlers stormed Jerusalem’s flashpoint al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Nov. 5 following clashes between Israeli police forces and Palestinians inside the complex, a Palestinian official said.

“The Israeli police allowed the settlers to enter and storm the compound and are now providing them protection,” said Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib, director-general of the Organization for Muslim Endowments and al-Aqsa Affairs, a Palestinian NGO.

The incident occurred after violent clashes, during which scores of Palestinians were injured.

“At least 15 Palestinian were injured by rubber bullets, including two in the head and one in the eye, while dozens suffered teargas inhalation,” a Palestinian guard of the holy complex told Anadolu Agency.

Nov 06 09:54

If Israel Outlaws Palestinian Political Voices, Declare One State

The Israeli state prosecutor will open a case against Zoabi for “criminal incitement” because the police provocatively assigned two Israeli Palestinian female officers to provoke her at one of her public appearances. The MK called them “collaborators,” which of course they were. A new Knesset bill proposed by the far-right Yisrael Beitenu would prohibit anyone “supporting terrorism” from running for Knesset. Another would strip Zoabi, specifically of citizenship.

The “proof” she supported terrorism is that in an interview:

Zoabi described an Israeli Air Force pilot as “no less a terrorist than a person who takes a knife and commits a beheading.” She added that “both are armies of murderers, they have no boundaries and no red lines.”

Nov 06 09:50

FINALLY A NOBEL PEACE PRIZE RECIPIENT WHO WORKS FOR PEACE!

Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai has announced that she will be donating the money she received as a World’s Children’s Prize laureate to UNRWA schools in Gaza, the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees announced on Wednesday.

Nov 06 06:51

Lawless Israeli House Demolitions

Since 1967, Israel demolished over 28,000 Palestinian homes. According to its Interior Ministry. Jerusalem Municipality. Civil Administration.

UN bodies and agencies. Israeli human rights groups. International ones. ICAHD field monitoring. Various other sources.

Demolitions are politically motivated. Lawless. Unjustifiable for:

punishment for any reason or none at all;

building without virtually impossible to get permits on Palestinian owned land;

land-clearing/military demolitions to steal Palestinian land for Jews; and

other undefined reasons.

Nov 06 06:49

How 'peace envoy' Tony Blair enables Israeli raids in illegally occupied West Bank

WORDS CAN lose their meaning when Tony Blair speaks. Collecting his “philanthropist of the year” award from GQ magazine, Blair recently said he could feel the “pulse of progress beating a little harder.”

Judging by the pronouncements he has made as a Middle East “peace envoy,” Blair’s definition of “progress” appears different from the standard one.

In 2010, Blair hailed a tiny easing of Israel’s siege on Gaza as a “significant change.” The following year he praised Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian dictator who facilitated that siege, as a “force for good.”

And earlier this month, Blair claimed that John Kerry was “absolutely tireless” in his efforts to promote peace, conveniently forgetting that the US secretary of state had publicly endorsed Israel’s attack on Gaza during the summer.

Nov 05 16:06

Amnesty: Israel committed war crimes in Gaza Strip

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Amnesty International Wednesday accused Israel of committing war crimes during the war in the Gaza Strip this summer, saying it displayed “callous indifference” in attacks on family homes in the densely populated coastal area.

The Gaza war left more than 2,100 Palestinians dead, including many civilians according to Palestinian and U.N. officials. Israel says the number of militants killed was much higher and accuses Hamas of using civilians as human shields. On the Israeli side, 66 soldiers and six civilians were killed.

Amnesty said in a report that “Israeli forces killed scores of Palestinian civilians in attacks targeting houses full of families, which in some cases have amounted to war crimes.”

Nov 05 11:46

Jordan recalls envoy to Israel over al-Asqa Mosque clashes

Jordan has recalled its ambassador to Israel and moved to lodge a complaint at the United Nations amid attacks by Israeli troops on Palestinians at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds (Jerusalem).

On Wednesday, Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur asked Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh to recall the Jordanian ambassador, Walid Obeidat, from Tel Aviv in protest at what he described as Israeli violations in al-Quds and the holy sites there.

The Jordanian prime minister also instructed the country’s delegation at the UN to file a formal complaint with the UN Security Council against Israel.

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Nov 05 10:47

Many Injuries Reported as Israeli soldiers Invade Al-Aqsa Mosque

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday morning, the grounds of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, assaulted the worshipers with concussion grenades, gas bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets, and invaded the main mosque within the compound.

The Maan News Agency said dozens of soldiers invaded the yards of the mosque through the al-Magharba Gate and the Chain Gate (Bab as-Silsila) and assaulted dozens of worshipers who managed to reach the mosque yards.

Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib, head of the Islamic Waqf and Endowment in Jerusalem, stated that dozens of soldiers invaded the al-Qibli mosque while heavily armed.

Al-Khatib denounced the military desecration of the mosque, and this serious violation, especially since the soldiers violated the sanctity of the mosque, wearing their shoes and carrying their weapons into the house of prayer, in a serious escalation and assault.

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