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Oct 26 10:16

'We made it clear to the US: We will not uproot settlements'

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely responded in an interview with Arutz Sheva to reports that US President Donald Trump intends to exert pressure on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

"From the first day that this administration came in, we have clarified our red lines regarding negotiations with the Palestinians. I was part of some of these conversations. Settlements is a red line. No Jew will be evacuated from his home. The idea of ??displacement or withdrawal from the territory will not be repeated. In addition, we are a government that opposes the idea of ??a Palestinian state. After [Netanyahu's] Bar-Ilan speech and its ramifications, one can say that the Israeli government is united in its opposition to a Palestinian state. This is an idea that endangers the State of Israel," Hotovely said.

Oct 26 10:15

'If US doesn't present peace plan after midterms, France will'

French President Macron intends to press US President Trump to present his Middle East peace plan after the upcoming midterm elections. If Trump fails to deliver, Paris will present its own plan, according to the Foreign Ministry's Political Director Alon Ushpiz.

Oct 26 10:15

Virginians Oppose Taxpayer Subsidies for Israeli Business Projects

A plurality of Virginians (38.1%) favor ending taxpayer funding for Israeli business ventures in the commonwealth according to a Virginia Coalition for Human Rights (VCHR) poll fielded by Google Surveys.

32.7% of Virginians were neutral about discontinuing subsidies, while 29.2% disagreed. The representative September 22 to October 4 poll of 2,110 Virginians is available online from Google.

VCHR, a coalition of 16 organizations representing over 8,000 Virginians, is concerned unconditional funding for Israeli business projects fails to consider Israel’s worsening human rights record and disengagement from peace efforts. In 2018 Israeli forces have shot, wounded and killed hundreds of mostly unarmed Palestinian protesters.

State Israel advocacy organizations lobbied to create and staff a taxpayer-funded state government office to exclusively promote Israeli business projects called the Virginia-Israel Advisory Board (VIAB) in 1996.

Oct 26 10:10

Germany will fight but won’t outlaw BDS, head of Bundestag says

Germany currently has no plans to outlaw the anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement, the speaker of its parliament said Thursday.

“We fight it politically, but we don’t believe that it is fought more successfully through prohibitions,” Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble told reporters in Jerusalem.

“We are relatively hesitant regarding prohibitions, since our constitution doesn’t give the parliament much room to enact prohibitions, and rightly so, because we believe that is up to an independent judiciary,” he added.

Oct 26 09:46

Israel’s $72m war chest to fight BDS comes to Brussels

In its ongoing battle against the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign Israel is pushing for European political parties to declare the movement “fundamentally anti-Semitic”. The latest drive saw Israel’s Minister of Jerusalem Affairs, Ze’ev Elkin, attending a conference in Brussels backed by the Israeli government which proposed a text for prospective MEPs and political parties to sign up to before European elections in May next year.

The text, the Guardian reported, urges European parties to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) “working definition of anti-Semitism” and exclude from government any politicians or parties that breach it.

Most controversially, one of the red lines – based on a resolution adopted by Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union in Germany in 2016 – calls on “all political parties to pass a binding resolution rejecting BDS activities as fundamentally anti-Semitic”.

Oct 26 08:52

Israelis urge cutting water supply to Jordan

Jordan announced on Sunday that it will not renew annexes in its 1994 peace treaty with Israel that gave Israel continued control of the Jordanian territories of al-Baqoura and al-Ghamr.

The so-called Wadi Araba agreement normalized relations between the two countries, despite there being no restoration of Palestinian rights or an end to Israeli military occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.

Al-Baqoura, an area in northwest Jordan where the Yarmouk and Jordan rivers meet, and al-Ghamr, an area south of the Dead Sea, were leased to Israel for 25 years.

The two areas, amounting to just a few square miles, are farmed or used by Israelis.

Oct 25 13:38

‘A Cruel Choice’: Why Israel Targets Palestinian Schools

What is truly uplifting, however, is that, despite the Israeli military Occupation and ongoing restrictions on Palestinian freedom, the Palestinian population remains one of the most educated in the Middle East.

According to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the literacy rate in Palestine (estimated at 96.3%) is one of the highest in the Middle East and the illiteracy rate (3.7% among individuals over the age of 15) is one of the lowest in the world.

If these statistics are not heartening enough, bearing in mind the ongoing Israeli war on Palestinian school and curricula, consider this: the besieged and war-stricken Gaza Strip has an even higher literacy rate than the West Bank, as they both stand at 96.6% and 96% respectively.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, it really must take a really"butch" IDF member...to harass, and attack and sometimes maim a Palestinian student!!

Oct 25 11:52

Palestinians are as worthy as children of Holocaust survivors for dignity

Palestinians’ legitimate claims continue to be silenced at the expense of sustaining Israel’s longstanding myths of being the safe haven for world Jewry and a democracy with the world’s most moral army. As if we are not as worthy as the children of Holocaust survivors of freedom, security, justice and dignity.

Oct 25 11:52

Israel illegal settlement councils receive $39m govt. funding

Israel’s illegal settlements receive 144 million shekels ($39 million) in government funding for regional councils, a new Knesset report has revealed.

The report was undertaken by the Knesset’s Research and Information Centre and disclosed the vast sums of money the Israeli government gives to its illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank across education, welfare and support grants.

The report found that the Israeli government gives $39 million to regional councils located in the occupied West Bank, which amounts to 25 per cent of Israel’s regional council budget, Ynet reported. This is despite the fact that West Bank councils only account for five per cent of all Israeli regional councils.

Oct 25 11:48

Israeli warplanes carry out air attacks in besieged Gaza

Israeli warplanes hit several locations in the Gaza Strip early on Thursday causing extensive damage to property in the besieged territory, according to the

Oct 25 11:45

Israel Invokes Its “Fight for Survival” As It Descends Into a Racist State

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Israel’s former Chief Justice Aharon Barak stated in a recent lecture that “what happened in Germany [the rise of the Nazis] can happen here [in Israel].” He went on to say that a regime that does not respect the separation of powers or human rights cannot be called democratic. This statement brought about a swift, furious response via Twitter from Education Minister Naftali Bennet, claiming that what the Judge said was a “total lie” and that it is wrong to compare what he calls “Israel’s fight for survival in its own land” with the Nazi persecution of Jews.

Oct 25 11:44

Israel’s New ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy Towards Gaza Protesters Denounced as ‘Deeply Alarming’

Ahead of Great March of Return protests slated to continue at the fenced border of the Gaza Strip on Friday, Amnesty International condemned Israel’s reported “zero tolerance” policy toward such demonstrations, warning it likely will lead to more bloodshed after more than six months of confrontations during which Israeli forces have killed more than 150 Palestinians and injured thousands more.

“Given Israeli forces’ horrific track record of using deadly force against Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza, as well as journalists, medics, and others, the announcement of a ‘zero tolerance’ policy is deeply alarming,” declared Saleh Higazi, deputy director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International.

Oct 25 11:44

Notorious Canadian MP and Defender of Israel’s Human Rights Abuses Ratchets up Campaign Against Venezuela in the Name of Human Rights

Canadian MP Irwin Cotler claims to be committed to ending the humanitarian crises in Venezuela, yet Cotler has devoted much of his life to defending Israeli human rights violations, including its recent killing of unarmed protesters in Gaza.

Oct 25 06:40

George Soros' Son: Trump's anti-Semitic and anti-Democratic Rhetoric Led to Bomb Scare

Alexander Soros connects explosive devices sent to Democrats to right-wing political incitement: 'I cannot see it divorced from the new normal of political demonization that plagues us today'. The younger Soros also accused Trump of indulging in an anti-Semitic trope that often places his father, a Jewish billionaire who supports liberal causes, at the center of a world-wide conspiracy.

Oct 25 06:20

'We made it clear to the US: We will not uproot illegal settlements'

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely says Israel has been consistent in telling Trump Administration kicking Jews out a 'red line.'

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely responded in an interview with Arutz Sheva to reports that US President Donald Trump intends to exert pressure on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

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Oct 24 10:48

ISRAEL'S DEFENSE CHIEF SAYS "NO CHOICE BUT WAR" AS FORCES BUILD ALONG GAZA BORDER

We reported over the weekend that Israel has mustered its largest build-up of tanks and armored personnel carriers since 2014 at a deployment area along the border with Gaza and that "all-out war" looks inevitable after weeks of heightened tensions with Hamas. This after special UN envoy for the Middle East, Nickolay Mladenov late last week warned the UN Security Council that "we remain on the brink of another potentially devastating conflict."

It now appears Israel is ready to act, as on Monday Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Israeli parliament that he's been left with "no choice" but to launch military action against Hamas militants. Last week rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip, with one landing dangerously near the densely populated city of Tel Aviv, and unrest along the border fence has continued largely unabated for months.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a betting woman, I would bet that the Israeli military will time their assault right around the US mid-terms and the invasion migration will be right at the US borders.

The only kind of "diplomacy" with Hamas of which Israel seems to be capable, is that of killing people dead, in the open air prison which is Gaza.

I have to wonder, how many schools will they blow up this time, harboring terrified children, women, and the medically fragile elderly?!?

That was their tactic in Operation Inherent Resolve in 2014, where a school, to which the IDF had been given the coordinates by the UN, was blown to smithereens.

Israeli Operation Inherent Resolve bombed a school where non-combatants were sheltered

Oct 24 10:17

Israel Advances Bill Linking Cultural Funding with ‘Loyalty’ to State

A ministerial committee in Israel’s parliament voted on Sunday to advance a bill that would cut subsidies to cultural organisations accused of not showing “loyalty” to the state, the culture minister said.

The proposed legislation, denounced by artists and freedom of speech activists, was proposed by Culture Minister Miri Regev and supported by Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon.

The decision by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation means that the bill will be fast-tracked to a full cabinet vote before being introduced in the Knesset as a government bill, the Times of Israel said.

It would give the finance and culture ministries the power to slash subsidies to any institution presenting work that denies Israel’s existence as a democratic and Jewish state or that marks the state’s independence day as a national day of mourning, AFP reported.

Oct 24 09:54

UEFA bows to Israel pressure, allows games to be broadcast to settlements

UEFA (the Union of European Football Associations) has bowed to Israeli pressure and withdrawn its condition that its football games not be broadcast to illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.

UEFA had previously told Israel’s Public Broadcasting Corporation – known as Kan – that it may only broadcast the Euro 2020 and 2022 World Cup qualifier games inside the Green Line and not to illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt). This condition was included in the contract due to be signed between UEFA and Kan, for which the latter bid $5.8 million.

Oct 24 09:54

Bennett: Jerusalem will not be ‘shared capital’

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett yesterday reiterated his rejection of having occupied Jerusalem as the “shared capital” of Israel and a Palestinian state.

Israeli Army Radio reported Bennett, who heads the right-wing Jewish Home party, as saying that “it will not be possible to divide Jerusalem even after a thousand years”.

“Israel will not allow any concessions over its sovereignty. It took years to get rid of Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert and their proposals to give the Palestinians privileges; including control over the Al-Aqsa Mosque,” he added.

The Israeli minister claimed that he is not against any political negotiations, or regional settlement with the Arabs, but “not at the expense of Israeli territory. We are a small country and we will not give the Arabs even a centimeter.”

Oct 24 09:53

Israel calls to cut Palestinian prisoner treatment costs from PA taxes

An Israel parliamentarian committee is discussing a bill which would force the Palestinian Authority (PA) to pay the expenses of treating Palestinian prisoners inside Israeli jails, Quds Press reported yesterday.

Reporting the Israel’s Channel 7, Quds Press said that the Welfare Committee in the Israeli Knesset prepared the bill which stipulates that the PA must pay for the treatment of Palestinian prisoners who are wounded during their detention.

The bill demands that the Israeli occupation government deducts the cost of the medical care from the PA taxes collected by the Israeli customs if the PA refused to foot the bill.

Oct 24 09:53

Blog: Kushner demands higher levels of betrayal from the PA

After the US unilaterally recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, withdrew all funding from the United Nations Relief and Works Organisation for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and closed the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Mission in Washington, Senior Advisor to the US President Jared Kushner had the audacity to announce that a “reasonable” Palestinian leadership would agree to negotiate with Israel on US President Donald Trump’s purported peace plan.

So far, the only detail associated with President Trump’s plan is that “both sides would need to make concessions”. However, this rhetoric doesn’t even pass for an illusion of equity. Adding Kushner’s expectations of “reasonable leadership” to the equation, at a time when the current Palestinian leadership has been stripped of its political viability – despite its acquiescence to the US and Israel – makes it clear that the imbalance of compromise, as always, will be to the detriment of the Palestinian people.

Oct 24 09:52

WATCH: Suppressed Al Jazeera film details the Israel lobby’s ‘covert war’ to manipulate Americans

Al Jazeera’s censored documentary about the pro-Israel lobby in Washington reveals new information about the work of Israel’s Ministry for Strategic Affairs against critics of Israel in the United States. The ministry’s director general, Sima Vaknin-Gil, is shown in the documentary, which was obtained by Haaretz, discussing Israel’s efforts against the BDS movement, which is growing on American college campuses.

“We are a different government working on foreign soil and we have to be very, very cautious,” Vaknin-Gil is shown saying at an off-the-record session of a pro-Israel conference. “We have three different sub-campaigns which are very, very sensitive,” she adds. “Regarding data gathering, information analysis, working on activist organization, money trail. This is something that only a country, with its resources, can do the best.”

Oct 24 09:49

Israel Forced to Delay Illegal Demolition of Palestinian Village Amid Growing International Pressure

Palestinians are claiming victory after Israel was forced to delay the demolition of the village of Khan al-Ahmar, in the occupied West Bank. The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor warned Israeli forced displacement of the Bedouin residents would likely be a war crime

Oct 24 09:47

Robert Faurisson and the Study of the Past 

The history of ideas provides us with the names of those few men and women who challenged the boundaries of tolerance. Professor Robert Faurisson was one such man. Faurisson, who died last Sunday at age 89, was a French academic who didn’t believe in the validity of parts of the Holocaust narrative. He argued that gas chambers in Auschwitz were the “biggest lie of the 20th century,” and contended that deported Jews had died of disease and malnutrition. Faurisson also questioned the authenticity of the Diary of Anne Frank many years before the Swiss foundation that holds the copyright to the famous diary “alerted publishers that her father (Otto Frank) is not only the ‘editor’ but also legally the ‘co-author’ of the celebrated book”

Oct 24 09:31

5 times Israel ‘had no choice’ and went to war

Oct 24 08:38

HERZOG: ISRAEL AND DIASPORA DIVIDE IS EXISTENTIAL THREAT

JA chairman likens Israel-Diaspora divide to Jerusalem and Babylon, calls for gov't to advance Hebrew language education in Diaspora and vows to establish avenues of dialogue to bridge the divides.

Oct 24 08:37

NETANYAHU HALTS CONTROVERSIAL IMMUNITY BILL IN KNESSET

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered Likud MK Miki Zohar to shelve a controversial amendment that could have helped Netanyahu avoid prosecution, after an outcry from the opposition.

The current law requires a vote in the Knesset in order for an MK to use his parliamentary immunity. Zohar’s amendment would make immunity automatic, and would require a vote for an indictment to be permitted.

Oct 24 08:21

Arnon Milchan, Israel's Oscar Winning Weapons Smuggler

Arnon Milchan is a name you may know if you are a follower of all things Hollywood and the who's who behind the scenes. More likely than not, you might simply know Milchan's Academy of Arts and Sciences award-winning body of work; The Revenant, Twelve Years a Slave, Argo and Birdman. These are among his notable productions at his Regency Enterprises film production company. Other notable productions include the highly popular Pretty Woman, Fightclub and Oliver Stone's JFK. His upcoming film, Bohemian Rhapsody, will be the life and death story of the Queen frontman Freddy Mercury.

At one time his films were outlandish in cost but feeble in profitability. In my opinion, his cinematic career is merely a cover for sinister activities and always has been.

Oct 24 08:06

Despite delay, Israel determined to destroy Khan al-Ahmar

Israel postponed the demolition and forcible transfer of the Palestinian village of Khan al-Ahmar on Sunday.

The delay was intended “to exhaust a proposal for voluntary evacuation,” according to Israeli daily Haaretz.

Villagers have consistently and vehemently opposed a forcible transfer from their land, which can in no way be “voluntary” when made under threat.

“Khan al-Ahmar will be evacuated, it’s a court ruling, that’s our policy and it will be done,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a press conference with US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday.

Netanyahu added that the delay will be brief, until residents grant Israel “consent” to vacate and destroy their village.

Oct 24 08:05

Child killed as Israel uses sharpshooters to police Gaza protests

Israeli occupation forces killed a 17-year-old boy during confrontations along the eastern boundary of the central Gaza Strip on Tuesday.

Gaza’s health ministry identified the slain youth as Muntasir Muhammad Ismail al-Bazz.

A photo of the child was published by Palestinian media outlets after his death was announced:

Oct 24 08:05

Israel lobby wants Saudis to get away with Khashoggi murder

With ever more gruesome details emerging about the slaying and dismemberment of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, fingers of blame are pointing squarely at Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

This is a huge problem for Israel and its lobby who see the Saudi de facto ruler – commonly referred to in English-language media by his initials MBS – as their key regional ally.

Until the 2 October killing in Istanbul, the Saudi autocrat had been feted by European royalty, American politicians and pundits, and Silicon Valley billionaires.

But following the Khashoggi killing, many are running for cover, especially one of the Saudi crown prince’s most egregious cheerleaders, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman.

Friedman and company had been marketing MBS as a “reformer.”

Israel lobby stalwart and longtime US “peace process” steward Dennis Ross even dubbed the prince “a Saudi revolutionary.”

Oct 24 05:35

The Detail

On the subject of the Nazi gas chambers, Jean-Marie Le Pen recently stated: "If you take a thousand-page book on the Second World War, the concentration camps occupy two pages and the gas chambers ten or fifteen lines, and that's called a detail." He might have brought up some even harder hitting and more precise arguments, and referred to Eisenhower, Churchill, de Gaulle, Elie Wiesel, René Rémond, Daniel Goldhagen, and even the text of the Nuremberg Tribunal judgment. ... In this mass of writing, which altogether totals 7,061 pages (not including the introductory parts), published from 1948 to 1959, one will find no mention either of Nazi "gas chambers," a "genocide" of the Jews, or of "six million" Jewish victims of the war.

Oct 24 05:31

French Courts Punish Holocaust Apostasy: Le Pen, Faurisson, Garaudy Fined for 'Holocaust Denial'

Those who challenge the Western world's most important social-political taboo -- on the Second World War treatment of the Jews -- are routinely punished for their apostasy. France's Fabius-Gayssot law of July 13, 1990, makes it a crime to "contest" the "crimes against humanity" as defined by the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal of 1945-46 ... Faurisson and Le Pen are hardly the only ones whom Jewish groups and French officials have targeted for expressing skepticism of the officially sanctioned version of 20th century history. Other victims include Philippe Costa, Alain Guionnet and Fabrice Robert. Between July 1990 and January 1993 alone, the Fabius-Gayssot law had already been applied 27 times.
Note: The holocau$t is a big lie and a gigantic monetary swindle! Fact.

Oct 23 15:34

Flashback 2016: Counting Down To Israel’s Next ‘Mowing Of The Lawn’ In Palestine

Every two years or so, Israel decides that it’s time to once more test out its weaponry, provided by the United States, on Palestine. It invents some vague pretext and levels the Gaza Strip, a process Israeli politicians have referred to as a periodic “mowing of the lawn.”

Indeed, the grass in any lawn will grow too tall if not mowed periodically. Palestinians in Gaza, suffering under a brutal siege that’s now entering a second decade, must be put down before they, too, grow too much. And since the last bombing was during the summer of 2014, Israel must be looking for a new excuse now to “mow the lawn.”

Oct 23 15:20

ISRAEL DEPLOYS OVER 60 BATTLE TANKS, ARMOURED VEHICLES NEAR GAZA. MILITARY ACTION IS EXPECTED SOON

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and the country’s leadership are openly preparing for a military operation against the Palestinain movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

During the past week, the IDF deployed over 60 battle tanks and armoured vehicles as well as additional troops in the area near a security fence at the contact-line between the Israeli-controlled area and the Gaza Strip. Earlier, Israel also declared a new policy towards Gaza officially allowing stronger military actions against any “hostile” actions by the protestors or Hamas.

Meanwhile, the Israeli top leadership is openly calling for an invasion in Gaza. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman is among the key supporters of the operation.

“Wars are only conducted when there is no choice, and now there is no choice,” Lieberman told the parliament on October 22.

Oct 23 11:38

Khashoggi murder has set back US-Israel effort to confront Iran

The uproar over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul October 2 is obviously the biggest story in the world right now and though Israel is maintaining a strategic silence so as not to hurt its new ally, responses to the outrage in the U.S. are not all ideological, or ascribable to the Israel lobby.

The thrust of American mainstream commentary on the case appears to be: the murder is too much to swallow, but Saudi Arabia is too valuable an ally to lose, given the US-Israeli-Saudi alliance against Iran and the Saudi role of imposing a possible “deal” on the Palestinians. So Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman needs to get out of the way.

Israel is already a big loser in the fallout from the murder, as it is throwing shade on Israel’s rightwing friends, including Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and Mideast negotiator and counterpart of bin Salman.

Oct 23 11:14

Israel threatens to cut water to Jordan

Israeli Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel threatened on Monday to cut off water to Jordan in response to King Abdullah's decision to cancel a land-annexing article in its peace deal with Tel Aviv.

Mr Ariel said in an interview with Israel's Channel 1 that water supplies to Amman would be reduced from four to two days a week if Jordan terminates the agreement of the 1994 peace treaty that allows the Israeli government and farmers to use Jordanian lands of Baqura and Ghamr near their shared border.

On Sunday, Jordan's King Abdullah II announced his decision and said that “Baqoura and Ghamr are Jordanian lands and will remain Jordanian and we will exercise full sovereignty over our territory".

Oct 23 11:14

20 demonstrators injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers in northern Gaza: medics

At least 20 Palestinian demonstrators were wounded on Monday afternoon in clashes with Israeli soldiers in northwest Gaza Strip close to the border with Israel, medics in Gaza said.

Ashraf al Qedra, health ministry spokesman told reporters that 20 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli soldiers' gunfire.

Every Monday, hundreds of Palestinians join a weekly demonstration in northwest Gaza Strip, on the maritime border with Israel, and clash with the soldiers who are stationed there.

The activity is organized every Monday by the high commission of the marches of return and breaking the Israeli blockade. It calls for ending 12 years of Israeli blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip.

Oct 23 11:13

State prosecutors admit losing original video of anti-Arab ‘hate wedding’

State prosecutors admitted Monday to losing the original video of a 2015 wedding in which Jewish right-wing extremists celebrated the murder of an 18-month-old Palestinian baby.

The stunning revelation was made during a Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court hearing for several Jewish suspects accused of hate and racist incitement over their actions at the wedding, which had been caught on video.

The blunder came to light as part of the defense council’s examination of the admissibility of evidence. Court documents showed that the flash drive containing the video of the wedding was no longer with the rest of the evidence, leading prosecutors to admit it had been lost.

Oct 23 11:12

Palestinian vehicles vandalized in West Bank hate crime

Tires slashed, Hebrew slogans and Stars of David daubed on cars and minibuses in the village of Marda

Oct 23 09:26

Critics detained and tortured in West Bank and Gaza: Human Rights Watch

Palestinian critics are regularly beaten, tortured and detained for long periods without trial by each of the rival Palestinian governments in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Tuesday.

Both the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza have leaned on sweeping laws designed to silence criticism to target each other's supporters as well as other civil society activists, the report claimed based on interviews with 147 victims and witnesses to violence and detention.

Oct 23 09:26

Israel’s assault on Palestinian universities is a threat to human rights and a tragedy for this generation of students

Palestine has had to contend with Israel’s systematic obstruction of education: from enforced closures, campus raids, and the oppression of individual students and teachers, including arbitrary arrests and detention without trial

Oct 23 09:25

The White Helmets Ride Again

There are two notable groups that should be universally condemned as terrorists but are not for political reasons. They are the Mujaheddin e Khalq (MEK), Iranian dissidents that are based in Paris and Washington, and the so-called White Helmets who have been active in Syria. MEK is particularly liked by Israel and its friends inside the Beltway because it retains resources inside Iran that enable it to carry out assassinations and sabotage, and if it is only Iranians that are dying, that’s okay.

Oct 23 08:50

Robert Faurisson and the Study of the Past 

The history of ideas provides us with the names of those few men and women who challenged the boundaries of tolerance. Professor Robert Faurisson was one such man. Faurisson, who died last Sunday at age 89, was a French academic who didn’t believe in the validity of parts of the Holocaust narrative. He argued that gas chambers in Auschwitz were the “biggest lie of the 20th century,” and contended that deported Jews had died of disease and malnutrition. Faurisson also questioned the authenticity of the Diary of Anne Frank many years before the Swiss foundation that holds the copyright to the famous diary “alerted publishers that her father (Otto Frank) is not only the ‘editor’ but also legally the ‘co-author’ of the celebrated book” (NY Times).

Oct 23 07:53

USS Liberty Investigation chaired by Admiral Moorer

"There is compelling evidence that Israel's attack was a deliberate attempt to destroy an American ship and kill her entire crew."
Note: There is more, much more, the IDF killed 9 people including an American citizen on the flotilla to Gaza. Had enough yet!

Oct 23 07:47

Hollywood gala raises a record $33 million for IDF

Hollywood 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.
Notable donations made at the event included $10 million from Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, $5 million from philanthropists Sheldon and Miriam Adelson, $5.2 million from Maurice and Paul Marciano of Guess Jeans, $3.6 million from Cheryl and Haim Saban and $2 million from New York Giants president Steve Tisch.
Note: Tax deductible so indirectly the American tax payer pays for this. What would it take for Americans to get genuinely outraged and take action?

Oct 23 07:41

FRIENDS OF THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
Telephone Number
p: (212) 244-3118
Fax Number
f: (212) 244-3119
Address
PO Box 4224 NY, NY 10163 USA
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization
Larry Ellison donated 16.6 million to the IDF. The same IDF that attacked and murdered 34 U.S. service men. The same IDF that beats, tortures and kills Palestinians on a regular basis. And the best part is that it is tax deductible!
Note: Go ahead, give them a call and tell them how much you love them!

Oct 23 07:31

The Easiest Way To Support Israeli Charities

very year in April, Americans complete their taxes, which include for many, lists of donations to tax-exempt charitable organizations. As an American Jew, my wife and I know and support great charities for Israel, such as AFMDA (American Friends of Magen David Adom) and FIDF (Friends of the IDF.) But I had often wondered, what about the other excellent charities in Israel that are virtually unknown in the U.S.? How do they survive and how can we support them?Cause:Israel is the brainchild of Dr. Amir Give’on, who developed the Jewish crowdfunding site, Jewcer. Give’on is a mechanical and aerospace engineer, a professional geek who is driven to search for new ideas to benefit the Jewish people and Israel. His drive stems from his passion for Israel advocacy and connecting Israelis with Jewish Americans.

Oct 23 06:45

‘No choice but war’: Israel ‘exhausted all options’ in dealing with Hamas, says defense chief

Israel is left with no choice but to unleash a military action against Hamas militants, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has threatened. The bellicose tirade comes amid reports the IDF are amassing tanks along the Gaza border.

“Wars are only conducted when there is no choice, and now there is no choice,” Lieberman told the parliament. Apparently anything less than the “toughest response” to Hamas is not being considered as Tel Aviv had “exhausted the other options.”

Speculation about a potential offensive on Gaza has been swirling for several days, as the IDF stationed around 60 tanks and armored personnel carriers near the Palestinian border in what may be the largest military deployment since 2014’s Operation Protective Edge.

Oct 23 04:49

Citing Russia, China, Trump vows to 'build up' US nuclear arsenal

Trump sparks global concern saying he plans to jettison the 30-year old INF treaty signed by Reagan and Gorbachev.
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Russia, however, has warned abandoning the agreement would be a major blow to global security.

Moscow was ready to work with the United States to salvage the agreement, the Russian Security Council said after a meeting between its chief Nikolai Patrushev and US National Security Adviser John Bolton.

Bolton, who is expected to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, was visiting Moscow in the wake of Trump's announcement Saturday that he wants to do away with the pact, which bans intermediate-range nuclear and conventional missiles.

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Oct 23 04:36

Trump Threatens to Build up US Nuclear Arsenal Until Russia, China 'Come to Their Senses'

US President Donald Trump threatened Russia and China that Washington intends to build up its nuclear arsenal until “people come to their senses”.
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“Russia has not adhered to the agreement,” neither in form or in spirit, Trump told reporters outside the White House on Monday, before departing for a campaign rally in Texas.

"Until people come to their senses, we will build it up," he said, referring to the US nuclear arsenal.

“When they do, we will all be smart and we’ll stop. Not only stop, but we’ll reduce, which I’d love to do,” Trump added.

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Oct 22 11:20

SIX MONTHS ON: GAZA’S GREAT MARCH OF RETURN

More than six months have passed since the “Great March of Return” protests started in the Gaza Strip on 30 March.

Their calls for Israeli authorities to lift their 11-year illegal blockade on Gaza and to allow Palestinian refugees to return to their villages and towns have not been met.

According to the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, since the start of the protests, over 150 Palestinians have been killed in the demonstrations. At least 10,000 others have been injured, including 1,849 children, 424 women, 115 paramedics and 115 journalists. Of those injured, 5,814 were hit by live ammunition. According to Israeli media, one soldier was moderately injured due to shrapnel from a grenade thrown by a Palestinian from inside Gaza and one Israeli soldier was killed by Palestinian sniper fire near the fence that separates Gaza and Israel outside of the context of the protests.

Oct 22 11:18

FROM JAIL CELL TO VIP SUITE

Ahed Tamimi is out of prison and on tour in Europe and the Middle East speaking out against Israeli occupation and Israeli officials are unhappy about it.

[Ahed] highlights to the world both how unjust the occupation is and how absurd their legal system is,” said Diana Buttu, a former legal adviser to the Palestinian Authority. “Israel instead wants subservient Palestinians who simply stay quiet in the face of the denial of freedom. Ahed shows that won’t happen — including not with this generation.”

Tamimi gained international attention last year when she confronted an Israeli soldier in front of her home in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. She kicked and slapped him, and then took a swing at a second soldier in a videotaped incident that spread quickly on social media.

Oct 22 11:17

TELL AMAZON TO STOP PEDDLING HATE

The world was finally rid of the infamous Judeo nazi, Meir Kahane, 28 years ago on November 5th, 1990 …..

Yet, after all these years Amazon is still peddling his (and his son’s) hatred on line under the guise of religion. Let them know this is unacceptable! Post on their FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/Amazon/

Oct 22 08:12

Surveillance Footage Shows Saudi Operative in Khashoggi's Clothes After He Was Killed

One member of the 15-man team suspected in the death of Jamal Khashoggi dressed up in his clothes and was captured on surveillance cameras around Istanbul on the day the journalist was killed in Turkey, a senior Turkish official told CNN.

CNN has obtained exclusive law enforcement surveillance footage, part of the Turkish government's investigation, that appears to show the man leaving the consulate by the back door, wearing Khashoggi's clothes, a fake beard, and glasses.

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(*INTERESTING: as the world's confidence in The American President continuously seems to diminish , the world turns straight to the one Fake NEWS outlet The POTUS trusts the least )

Oct 22 07:45

King says Jordan to reclaim land held by Israel under 1994 deal

King Abdullah II says Amman will terminate parts of peace treaty which allowed Israeli farmers to use Jordanian land.

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(*oh-boy!)

Oct 22 07:28

‘Netanyahu’s Time Is Over

‘Netanyahu’s Time Is Over’ – Former Israeli PM Olmert Calls for Revival of 2008 Peace Plan

It will take mere months to strike a deal with Palestinians if Israel returns to its 2008 proposal, and the only ones opposing the plan are Benjamin Netanyahu and his circle, former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said.
“There is no question in my mind that Netanyahu’s time is over. He’s gone,”>>>

Oct 22 07:18

Video: AntiRacist Hitler

An entertaining and informative video. Watch.

Oct 21 09:55

Netanyahu confirms West Bank village will be evacuated despite warnings from ICC

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar located east of Jerusalem will be evacuated. “It’s a short ruling, that’s our policy and it will be done. Not intended for postponing this, but for a short, defined period of time,” he stated. Earlier, Israeli media distributed a statement from Netanyahu’s office, claiming that Tel Aviv decided to indefinitely freeze the forced evacuation of the village. It comes days after the International Criminal Court (ICC) warned that Israel’s planned “evacuation by force” of the village could amount to “war crimes.”

Oct 21 09:54

Israel reopens people, goods crossings to Gaza after lull

Israel ordered the country's goods and people border crossings with Gaza to be opened on Sunday, just four days after shuttering them following a Palestinian rocket attack that sparked retaliatory air strikes.

The move followed efforts to prevent an escalation in violence that has raised fears of a new war between Israel and the Palestinian territory's Islamist rulers Hamas.

"The decision comes after a decrease in the violent events in Gaza over the weekend and efforts Hamas made to restrain" demonstrators, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman's office said in a statement.

On Wednesday, Lieberman had ordered the closure of the Kerem Shalom goods crossing and the Erez crossing for people, after a rocket from the Palestinian territory hit a home in southern Israel, prompting the Jewish state to strike 20 Hamas targets in Gaza.

Oct 21 09:41

Israel puts West Bank Bedouin village eviction on hold for several weeks

Israel said on Sunday it would put on hold for “a number of weeks” its threatened razing of a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank amid international calls to drop the plan, saying it would try to negotiate an evacuation.

Oct 20 11:29

"All-Out War" Coming: Record Number Of Israeli Tanks Amassed On Gaza Border

After months of violence and widespread protests along the Israeli-Gaza border fence, Israeli is quickly ramping up its military presence with a show of force a day after launching deadly airstrikes on Gaza in response to what officials say were two rockets fired from the strip earlier this week.

Reuters has reported some 60 Israeli tanks and armored personnel carriers now stationed at a deployment area along the border as of Thursday, which is the largest reported mustering of forces since the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas.

Oct 20 11:13

Bolton heads to Moscow for high-stakes meeting with Russians

National security adviser John Bolton is traveling to Russia for talks early next week with top Russian officials that are likely to cover a variety of high-priority issues for the administration.

The trip is Bolton’s first to Moscow since he went to broker the details of the now infamous Helsinki summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin last July.

The visit comes amid high tensions with Moscow on several fronts, including the conflict in Syria and the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Britain earlier this year.

Bolton is expected in his meetings with Russian officials next week to further discussions on issues that Putin and Trump discussed in July, including Syria, where Moscow says it has delivered a S-300 missile defense system — in defiance of warnings from the Trump administration and Israel.

The talks are also likely to cover Iran, efforts to denuclearize North Korea, Israeli security and nuclear arms treaties.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whenever this thoroughly unhinged, and very vocal, gentleman racks up the "frequent flyer miles" in behalf of this government, I get very nervous.

And these charges against Elena Khusyaynova?!?

Spybosses warn of foreign interference as Feds unseal new Russia Charges

The NPR article goes on to state: Khusyaynova was charged in a criminal complaint in the Eastern District of Virginia on Friday. She, like the other Russians who have been charged in separate federal criminal cases, is not expected to stand trial in the United States.

"The government has chosen to use legal documents to lay out the case against the people who attacked the 2016 presidential election and have kept up a war of disinformation against the West."

And yet, she, and her alleged accomplices, will not be tried in the US. So what is this nonsense?!?

More Russia bashing, pure and simple. The US government both doesn't have a case, other than putting on a lengthy "show trial" here, upon which it will lavishly spend millions of taxpayer dollars on this sheer foolishness, all in the name of Russia bashing.

And where, please, has the evidence from, to accuse her of "...having kept up a war of disinformation against the West." ?!?!?

Don't the American people have the right to know what specifically she did, which so damaged the American reputation at home and abroad?!?

Or is that, also, "sealed" away from the prying eyes of the people she allegedly dishonored, citizens of the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika?!?

The place Bolton should be visiting right now, rather than Moscow, is Tel Aviv, to ask about the continued pressure from Jewish groups, both in Tel Aviv, and Washington, to keep a very tight wrap on American elections, and insure that only people Tel Aviv and AIPAC-centric will receive the nomination to highest office here in the US.

Of course, that will happen... when pigs discover they are aerodynamic.

Oct 20 10:44

Palestinians furious as US merges authority's diplomatic mission in Jerusalem into Israeli embassy

The United States has placed its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians under the authority of the US embassy in Israel, a downgrade that has sparked uproar among the West Bank leadership.

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said the consulate general, which is currently a separate office in Jerusalem, would be closed down and replaced by a new Palestinian Affairs Unit inside their embassy which the US controversially moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem earlier this year.

The move would effectively mean the Palestinians are forced to recognise the US’s decision to label Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It would also make David Friedman, the US ambassador to Israel, who is hated by Palestinians over his support for Israeli settlements in the West Bank, the main interlocutor with the Palestinian leadership.

Oct 20 10:42

130 Palestinians, including 25 children, injured by Israel amid Amnesty condemnation

Some 130 Palestinian protesters, including 25 children, have been injured by Israeli fire during anti-occupation protests at the Gaza border, according to the Gaza Health Ministry, amid Amnesty International's condemnation of Israel's newly proclaimed "zero tolerance" towards protesters.

Oct 20 10:38

Envoy to UN: US has killed 66 Iranian children

The official reminded that the US had vetoed 44 resolutions targeting Israel at the Security Council, while the regime itself had breached all the 300 resolutions that had so far been ratified against it.

"The regime is the number one violator of the Council's resolutions," he said.

Oct 20 10:35

Palestinian Analyst: US Occupied by Zionists

Palestinian historian and analyst Jafar Ramini says that powerful Zionist lobbies are very influential in American politics to the extent that any American politician has to seek approval from the lobby in order to have a chance of being elected.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with FNA, Jafar Ramini said he believes that the powerful Zionist lobby controls American politics and consequently the American support provides the Israeli regime with the feeling of impunity to continue with its crimes against the Palestinians.

Commenting on the Saudi crown prince’s controversial remarks on formal relations with Israel, the Palestinian historian said that Mohammad bin Salman’s hunger for power has made him betray the Palestinian cause and to side with Israel.

Jafar Ramini is a Palestinian historian, writer and analyst on Middle Eastern affairs living in London. He has also shared his expert comments on many international news outlets such as Press TV and Radio Sputnik.

Oct 20 10:34

Gazans stage fresh rallies despite Israel threats

Scores of Palestinian protesters have been injured by Israeli soldiers near the separation fence in the east of the Gaza Strip. Israeli forces opened fire on Palestinians who demonstrated in their thousands as part of the weekly Great Return March Rallies. Press TV correspondent Ashraf Shannon brings us more details in the following report.

Oct 20 10:30

Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Announces Audited 2017 Financial Results

The Foundation stated that approximately $48 million, or 48 percent, of total 2017 grants were awarded to causes in the greater Los Angeles area, with the balance going to programs across the U.S. and throughout the world, principally Israel. Of that $100 million figure, $61 million, or 61 percent, went to Jewish- affiliated causes, while approximately $39 million, or 39 percent, was granted to initiatives and organizations in the secular community.
The Foundation’s total charitable assets under management stood at $1.25 billion, rising 14 percent from $1.1 billion at Dec. 31, 2016 and reflecting the continued strong inflow of contributions from donors, as well as investment portfolio growth.
Note: Tax exempt donations!!!!!

Oct 20 10:20

Israeli judgment in Lorde boycott lawsuit can’t be enforced

An Israeli court in Jerusalem has ordered two New Zealand activists to pay more than $12,000 in damages because the pop singer Lorde canceled a concert in Tel Aviv last year.

The two activists have rejected the ruling, which legal experts say cannot be enforced anyway.

Nadia Abu-Shanab and Justine Sachs say they won’t pay and are instead using the publicity generated by the case to raise money to support mental healthcare in Gaza.

The lawsuit was filed earlier this year on behalf of three Israeli fans of Lorde, under Israel’s anti-boycott law.

Oct 20 10:19

Israeli high court backs boycott-breaking student Lara Alqasem

Israel’s high court on Thursday overturned a government decision to bar entry to Lara Alqasem, a Palestinian American student enrolled to study at Hebrew University in violation of the Palestinian call for a boycott of Israeli institutions.

Alqasem had been in detention since 2 October, when she was denied entry at Ben Gurion airport.

Israel’s strategic affairs minister Gilad Erdan said the decision to invalidate Alqasem’s student visa was taken because she had been a member of the University of Florida chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine, a group that supports the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights.

Oct 20 10:18

Revealed: Israel's Cyber-spy Industry Helps World Dictators Hunt Dissidents and Gays

Haaretz investigation spanning 100 sources in 15 countries reveals Israel has become a leading exporter of tools for spying on civilians. Dictators around the world – even in countries with no formal ties to Israel – use them eavesdrop on human rights activists, monitor emails, hack into apps and record conversations

Oct 20 08:47

The Failure of Holocaust Education in Britain

Andy Pearce of University College London's Centre for Holocaust Education is not surprised Perl is disillusioned. His research team, in the world's largest ever study of its kind, interviewed over 8,000 pupils aged 11-18 in England, where the Holocaust is the only compulsory subject in the national history curriculum. He was shocked to discover that "after 25-30 years Holocaust education is failing to make an impact." ... The recent decision to build a striking new national Holocaust memorial next to the Houses of Parliament in London was described by the Prime Minister's Holocaust Commission as a "sacred duty" and announced by a government press release as a "permanent statement of our British values."
Note: We have had more than enough of holocau$t lies. It is time to make the holocau$ters be exposed and judged!

Oct 20 08:44

Syria: The endgame

It looks like President Bashar al-Assad has won the war in Syria. But who will win the peace?

In the debut episode of The Take, a new podcast by Al Jazeera's Jetty Studios, we explore the final play in Syria: The country's die-hard rebels are locked in a corner, the Syrian government is opening borders, and the outside powers that supported opposing sides are now striking deals.

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Oct 20 08:41

The Insidious Wiles of Foreign Influence: Trump, Bin Salman, and Netanyahu

Even if the Saudi monarchy or Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in particular did not murder journalist Jamal Khashoggi, that regime is an especially evil one in both its domestic and international conduct. To see that, one need only consider the horrendous Saudi war against the people of Yemen, which has been backed by the U.S. government since Barack Obama was in office. That war, with its merciless killing of defenseless thousands, spread of disease, and inevitable benefits to al-Qaeda, is just the latest in a series Saudi atrocities.

Oct 20 08:40

Los Angeles Jewish Community Foundation funded shadowy group that targets students

The Los Angeles Jewish Community Foundation has admitted that it funded the Israeli organization reported to run Canary Mission, the online blacklist of American pro-justice student activists. The Israeli government has used the list to interrogate and detain U.S. citizens.
For years Canary Mission managed to keep the identity of its funders secret, and major Jewish leaders claimed they didn’t know who was behind the effort to harm American students.
Note: Nothing but a bunch of filth and liars.

Oct 20 08:37

Stanford’s Hoover Institution implicated in “astroturfed” pro-Israel demonstration

A leaked clip from a censored documentary indicates that a pro-Israel, anti-Arab protest was manufactured with the help of some staff and students from the Hoover Institution.

Oct 20 08:18

NEO – The Syrian War will go Nuclear

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Events that have transpired in and around Syria and the Middle East with the defeat of ISIS during the fall of 2018 clearly prove one thing. The US and Israel, and under Trump the two are inseparable, intend to push Russia and China to nuclear confrontation.

The Pentagon is fully behind this, wanting to stop Russia and China before new weapons systems are fully deployed and America’s perceived nuclear advantage is gone forever. There are other reasons as well, indicating insanity among both American and Israeli commands.

Israel has millions of Palestinian hostages while the US has, over the last two decades, built nuclear shelters in Israel for up to 250,000 Jewish citizens, shelters that include ICBM silos with missiles that can hit anywhere in Europe.

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Oct 20 07:47

Israeli Nukes, US Foreign Aid and the Symington Amendment

This document case file reveals the slow decline of the policy of "strategic ambiguity" whereby US and Israeli officials deny the existence of the Israeli nuclear weapons arsenal in order to continue unfettered US military aid.
Note: All of congress knows Israel has nuclear weapons and further that the law forbids giving aid to Israel because it does not belong to the Non-proliferation treat. There fore all of congress breaks the law and our criminals.

Oct 19 11:36

Nikki Haley Elevated Israel

UN ‘Sheriff’: Nikki Haley Elevated Israel, Damaged US Standing
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U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, has made her post a “more glamorous” position than her predecessors — as President Donald Trump described Haley’s 2-year term at the U.N., following her resignation announcement.

We may never know the nature of Haley’s purported ‘glamour’ at the U.N., but we certainly know that, during her relatively brief stint, Haley has further diminished her country’s struggling reputation, entrenching U.S. isolation in the world’s most vital international political body.

In her own words, Haley concluded that her mission at the U.N. was accomplished, commending herself on three achievements: the U.S. has become more respected, it saved a lot of money, and it strongly defended Israel against U.N. ‘bias.’

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Oct 19 09:45

Khashoggi and first principles

This whole dismemberment thing could have, and normally should have, gone away in a couple days ('journalists' just stop writing and talking about it, and poof! it's gone), yet it continues to linger, and perhaps even intensify (this is nuts, something that would have been incomprehensible a few months ago!: "Lindsey Graham Wants to ‘Sanction the Hell Out of Saudi Arabia’ Until Crown Prince Is Ousted").

Oct 19 07:57

What's in Trump's 'deal of the century'? The answers are in plain sight

They note that Israel has already started implementing the deal – entrenching “apartheid” rule over Palestinians – while Washington has spent the past six months dragging its heels on publishing the document.

“Netanyahu has simply got on with deepening his hold on the West Bank and East Jerusalem – and he knows the Americans aren’t going to stand in his way,” said Michel Warschawski, an Israeli analyst and head of the Alternative Information Centre in Jerusalem.

“He will be given free rein to do what he likes...>>>"

Trump Should Trash His "Peace Plan"

Oct 19 05:39

Flashback: Washington is Complicit in Israel’s Crimes

Who is responsible for this tragic treatment of Palestinians? If you ponder that question, bear in mind that Israel could not possibly commit this criminal behavior without automatic, unqualified, U.S. government support year after year. Pro-Israel lobby pressure controls all major news media. Congress behaves like a committee of the Israeli parliament. No president since Dwight Eisenhower has had the courage to stand up to Israeli wrongdoing. Those who know the truth are afraid to speak out for fear of paying a heavy price - maybe loss of employment. All citizens of the United States must face the truth: Our government is complicit in Israeli crimes against humanity.

Oct 19 05:36

Pandering to Israel

Politicians and journalists learned long ago that it was better to cultivate Israel's friends than it was to support actual American interests. They also discovered to speak the truth about the Jewish State often would prove to be a death sentence career-wise ... Maintaining "overwhelming support" for Israel requires doing whatever is necessary, be it fair or foul, and many Jews and Jewish organizations worldwide, like Engel, are prepared to place alleged Israeli interests ahead of those of the countries where they actually reside. In America, Jewish groups and individuals have succeeded in buying politicians and using their money and control over much of the media to corrupt the entire political system to benefit Israel ... It is time for government to do what is best for Americans, not for Israelis.

Oct 18 15:00

French Forces to Set Up Military Base in Raqqa

The Arabic-language Baladi News website affiliated to the terrorists reported on Thursday that the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are busy with drilling operations in an area stretching from the Brigade 17 region to Sahlat al-Banat region in Northeast of Raqqa city and from Sahlat al-Banat region to the North of the Sugar plant in Northern Raqqa.

It added that operations to build the walls and construction of buildings in the area will start after drilling operations, noting that a military base is due to be set up for the French forces with the aim of supporting the SDF in Raqqa.

According to the report, the US military troops are in talks with the SDF to further equip al-Tabaqah airbase in Western Raqqa and turn it into their new military base in the region next year.

Sources in the past few months said that the French army has sent weapons, military equipment and forces to Raqqa.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, let me get my head around this: The US military has invited the French military to further invade and disrupt life in Syria, and will not hesitate, against the will of the Syrian government, and their Russian and Iranian counterparts, to establish a permanent military base in Raqqa, in order to engage in military actions against all of them, as they see fit?!?

Folks, given that Russia is still very active here, and Israel has threatened to take out the newly installed S-300 self-defense systems, we may be a lot closer to war in Syria than many of us had wanted to believe

Oct 18 14:52

ICC ISSUES HARSH WARNING TO ISRAEL OF POSSIBLE WAR CRIMES IN GAZA

Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda released a statement, warning Israel that it might invoke the Rome Statute on violations over war crimes.

Oct 18 14:46

IDF attacks over 20 Gaza targets after rocket fire

With strikes still ongoing, Israeli aircraft hit Hamas military bases, rocket manufacturing sites, underground infrastructure including a terror tunnel and tunnel dig sites in retaliation for early morning rockets that landed on a home in Be'er Sheva and off the coast of central Israeli city; one Palestinian killed, 3 others wounded.

Oct 18 14:40

Israel’s “psychological obstacles to peace”

Lawrence Davidson argues that Israelis’ “existentialist” fears are no excuse for the destruction of Palestine, its people, culture and international law, and that if those fears preclude the use of reason to end the conflict, then there is no choice but coercion – administered worldwide.>>

Oct 18 12:58

Israel working to spy on private social media messages

The Israeli occupation army has bid to obtain spying systems that monitor the private messages of social media users, Haaretz has revealed.

Haaretz said it had obtained a document showing that the Israeli army asked the cyber companies to present proposals for the spying system in 2016.

The newspaper also said that the system being sought was expected to trace and monitor all information posted or exchanged through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

The system would also monitor posts and information exchanged in Hebrew, Arabic and English.

The targeted keywords, the document showed, were terror, resistance, nationality and religion.

Oct 18 12:57

Israel limits Palestinian access to farmland

West Bank farmers seeking access to their farmland located behind Israel’s illegal Separation Wall are facing intimidation and further access restrictions by Israeli occupation forces.

“When you go to that gate, there is a group of Israeli soldiers and the settlement guards. They keep people’s ID cards when they enter and hand it back to them on their way out,” one eyewitness said of the treatment farmers get in Salfit.

Farmers are forced in the system of so-called “prior coordination” ahead of the olive harvest, meaning that they seek approval from the Israeli occupation authorities in order to access their farmland which is surrounded by illegal settlements or which is located behind the illegal Separation Wall.

Oct 18 12:56

Israel to destroy Syria’s S-300 defence system, US general says

Former US Defense Attaché to Russia Brigadier General Peter Zwack has said that Israel is to destroy the S-300 defence system offered by Russia to Syria, Al-Wattan Voice reported yesterday.

Zwack said: “At the end, the time when the Israeli planes target S-300 defence system owned by the Syrian army is coming. This is an important issue for Israel. It will not remain silent.”

The presence of the S-400 defence system in the Russian military base in Syria’s Hmeimim is not a worry for Israel, but the Syrian regime owning the S-300 missile system is, according to Zwack.

“Based on my knowledge about the Israelis, they will tell Russia that the defence system is owned by Syria and then they will do their best to strike it and take it out of service,” he added of what he expects Israel’s plan to be.

Oct 18 12:56

Israel settlers destroy hundreds of trees in Palestinian villages

Hundreds of olive trees and vines were found destroyed on Sunday on land belonging to five different villages in the West Bank, reported Haaretz, citing Palestinians and Israeli human rights groups.

According to the paper, “in at least four of these cases, the trees were in plots Palestinians can only harvest under army supervision due to the plots’ proximity to settlements or outposts from which Israelis have attacked Palestinian farmers”.

Some 100 uprooted trees were discovered in the village of Mreir, 25 trees were damaged in Deir Nidham, and 59 trees were destroyed in Tal. In addition, 60 trees were damaged on land belonging to Far’ata, while in Al-Khader, south of Bethlehem, 370 vines and 30 olive trees were uprooted.

Haaretz noted that “in the last two months, ahead of the olive harvest, there has been an increase in the number of trees deliberately damaged.”

Oct 18 11:48

U.S. ENVOY HALEY: PALESTINE IS NOT ANY STATE AT ALL

The United States does not recognize Palestine as a state, its envoys said on Tuesday as they opposed United Nations General Assembly move to enhance the stature of the Palestinian Authority.

“The Palestinians are not a UN Member State or any state at all. The United States will continually point that out in our remarks at UN events led by the Palestinians,” US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 
Oct 18 11:44

Israel, US send secret delegation to Ukraine to train against S-300 – report

Israel and the United States sent a secret military delegation to Ukraine to test the Russian-made S-300 missile defense system, which Moscow recently provided to Syria, Hadashot TV news reported Monday, citing Syrian and Russian news outlets.

There was no comment on the reports from either Israel or the US.

According to the reports, members of the Ukrainian military instructed their US and Israeli counterparts on the capabilities of the system, as well as running through various possible scenarios.

Oct 18 11:37

Liberman halts Qatar's $60 million fuel flow to Gaza Strip

Just days after fuel tankers began delivering much-needed diesel oil to the Gaza Strip on Oct. 9, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman halted the shipments in retaliation for Gazans' protests on the border with Israel.

Liberman tweeted Oct. 13, "As long as the events continue on the border and fire balloons continue to be launched toward Israel, no fuel shall be transferred to Gaza.” The protests continued, however, and on Oct. 16, an Israel Defense Forces plane fired on Palestinians allegedly launching the balloons. No casualties were reported.

Liberman's action was widely rejected by Israeli Security Cabinet members, who voiced concern that it would only aggravate the security situation on the border.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That is what Liberman wants!

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