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Mar 24 10:45

More 2020 Election Optimism for POTUS Trump as Military-backed party takes lead in Thailand elections

Thailand's election commission says it will announce full results of long-delayed pols on Monday.

Bangkok - Preliminary results from Thailand's Election Commission show a military-backed party in the lead, in the country's first elections since a military coup in 2014.

With about 90 percent of ballots in Sunday's long-delayed polls counted, the Palang Pracharat party had seven million votes. Pheu Thai, the party linked to the former Prime Minister and exiled tycoon Thaksin Shinawatra, had 6.6 million.

Future Forward, a newly founded party that campaigned on a promise of change and military reform, was third, with nearly 4.8 million votes
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The vote is taking place under a new constitution that gives the military considerable influence over the country's civilian politics>>>

Mar 24 10:24

Trump koshers Israel’s theft of Syria’s Golan Heights

“Genie Energy’s investments in the Golan are likely the strongest factor pushing the US towards the recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the occupied territory.”>>

Mar 24 09:47

BOARDING PLANE, NETANYAHU TOUTS 'BEST EVER RELATIONS WITH U.S. PRESIDENT'

The PM is scheduled to meet Trump twice on his four-day visit, a working meeting on Monday and a dinner on Tuesday.

Mar 24 09:46

NETANYAHU ACCUSES GANTZ OF SPREADING ‘BLOOD LIBEL’ ABOUT SUBMARINES AFFAIR

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu resolutely denied the repeated accusations from the Blue and White Party that he profited from the sale of German submarines to Israel and Egypt, calling it a “blood libel” in a surprise interview with Channel 12 Saturday night.

Netanyahu arrived at the studio “to stop the wave of lies [Blue and White leaders Benny] Gantz, [Yair] Lapid, [Moshe] Bogie Ya’alon and [Gabi] Ashkenazi are spreading.”

Mar 24 09:46

Chips, Electronics Components Exports From Israel to China Nearly Doubled in 2018

In 2018, export of electronic components from Israel to China increased by 80%, according to new data published earlier this month by Israeli government agency the Israeli Export Institute. The report shows that $2.6 billion worth of electronic components were shipped from Israel to China over the past year, most manufactured by only a few companies, among them chipmaker Intel. According to the report, Intel exports most of its Israel-manufactured components to China, where it has several testing and assembly facilities.

Mar 24 09:45

Golan Druze march against Trump recognition

Druze Residents of the Golan Heights town of Majdal Shams, at the foot of Mt. Hermon, staged a protest march against the US recognition of the Golan as Israeli territory.

Mar 24 09:45

US Recognizing Israel’s Golan Claim is ‘Election Gift’ from Trump to Netanyahu

On Thursday, US President Donald Trump announced he would recognize Israel’s claim to sovereignty over the Golan Heights. For 52 years, no US leader has gone against United Nations resolutions regarding Israel’s occupation to be illegal. A peace activist told Sputnik Friday it was a cynical political ploy by Washington.

The declaration shocked both friends and enemies alike, as despite the close US-Israeli friendship, Washington has never challenged the United Nations' resolutions denouncing Israeli occupation of the region, which sits north of the Sea of Galilee and was taken from Syria by force in 1967. Thursday, it became the first country to recognize Israel's claim.

Mar 24 09:44

New Bill Would See US Taxpayers Subsidize Experimental Israeli Laser Weapons

(*What The H**l ? Thanks to POTUS Trump we now have a Bullet Proof economy , and besides it beats handing it out to the collateral damage caused by the Opioid Crises .
The "experts" at FOX should have No Problem explaing the lucrative bennies , no pun intended , that we'll get in exchange , and how in the long-run it will actually be a virtual load of bricks in making America Great again! , to their viewers .
No problem at all !)

Mar 24 09:33

US Completely Invalidates All Of Its Own Arguments About Crimea

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com,

Well the worst Putin Puppet of all time is at it again, this time tweeting that the US must recognize the Golan Heights as part of Israel despite the fact that the Israeli occupation of that Syrian land is illegal under international law.

“After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!”, Trump’s tweetreads.

Russian parliament member Oleg Morozov made a statement in response to Trump’s proclamation, saying that “Russia will never agree to recognize Israeli sovereignty in the Golan. Trump is damaging the international community and the Arab world”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russia never "annexed Crimea"

What happened was the following.

President Obama admitted that the US had been part of the movement to regime change Crimea, with the throwing under the proverbial bus its duly elected leader, Yanukovich, under the bus, in favor of Poroshenko. President Obama confesses, in an interview on CNN, that the US was behind the Ukrainian coup deal, installing President Poroshenko

At that point, leadership in Crimea understood that there was no legitimate government in Kiev, and did two things at that point.

First, they held a referendum for the Crimean people, asking if they wanted to stay with Ukraine, post-putch, or petition the Russian federation for membership.

Overwhelmingly, the Crimean people, in a very clean vote, observed by local and foreign representatives, to leave Ukraine, and petition the Russian Federation for membership. The Russian Federation accepting Crimea's membership, and all was well.

That is, except for the US huffing and puffing that the Crimean people had no right to peaceful self determination, as stated in the UN Charter, to which the US is I(allegedly) a signatory. The US cannot have it both ways; if they cannot commit to supporting the UN charter, it might as well withdraw its membership to the organization.

There was zero annexation here, but a real-world expression of that freedom for self-determiniation by the Crimean people.

On the other hand, the Golan Heights was seized by Israel, with the citizens of the Golan given no right to any representation whatsoever, except under Israeli edict.

This is an occupation, and an annexation, which is the polar opposite of what happened in Crimea, after the Western-orchestrated Putch put Poroshenko in power in Kiev.

Mar 24 09:30

US Secretary of State says Trump sent by God to save Israel from Iran

In a bizarre interview, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has suggested that US President Donald Trump was sent by God to save Israel from Iran.

During his visit to Israel on Thursday, Pompeo gave an exclusive interview to the Christian Broadcasting Network, described as “part policy, part politics, and part spiritual”.

Asked whether or not President Trump was a modern day equivalent to biblical figure Queen Esther, who persuaded the King of Persia not to murder the Jews, Pompeo said that he was “confident” the Lord was at work.

Mar 24 09:29

Hamas hails UN resolution condemning Israeli occupation

Palestinian resistance group Hamas sees UN resolution condemning Israel’s human rights violations in occupied Gaza Strip as a “step in the right path”.

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Friday passed a draft resolution to strengthen the UN presence in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory.

“Hamas welcomes the UN Human Rights Council’s resolution that condemns the Israeli occupation for its crimes against the peaceful protesters at the Great Return March east of Gaza,” the group said in a statement.

The resistance group “deems this resolution as a step in the right path towards supporting the Palestinian rights and criminalizing the Israeli occupation at international forums.”

Hamas also stated that the UN rights body’s move “requires effective and practical steps on the ground to hold the Israeli Occupation accountable for its crimes and violations and to mobilise more support for the Palestinian people and their just cause.”

Mar 24 09:28

Israel avenges burning balloons with airstrikes on Gaza refugee camp

Israeli fighter jets carried out two airstrikes in the Gaza Strip early Sunday following the launch of incendiary balloons from the Palestinian territory, according to the military.

In a statement, the army said the attacks targeted two Hamas posts in the seaside enclave.

According to an Anadolu Agency reporter, the Israeli warplanes struck positions in Al-Awda refugee camp, east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

No injuries were reported.

These airstrikes followed two other airstrikes earlier today, on eastern parts of the Bureyc refugee camp, which injured three Palestinians.

Mar 24 09:27

UN Rights Council Accuses Israel of War Crimes in Gaza

In a 23-8 vote, the UN Human Rights Council voted Friday to endorse a report on Israel’s treatment protests along the Gaza Strip, which determined that the government’s actions amounted to war crimes against civilians in Gaza.

The report itself was published in late February, and found that Israel intentionally shot both children and journalists in the Gaza Strip during those protests. They noted that 154 out of 183 people killed at the time had been unarmed.

Israeli officials insisted at the time the report came out that the killings amounted to the “right of self-defense and the obligation to defend its citizens and borders.” Israeli officials now say the only supporters of the resolution are dictatorships and “hypocrites.”

Other UNHRC resolutions, also opposed as “absurd” by Israel, included an endorsement of the right of Palestinian self-determination, and criticism of Israeli abuses in the occupied territories, and one on the illegality of Israeli settlements.

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Mar 24 09:25

Trump’s Golan Heights Move Broadly Condemned Worldwide

President Trump’s recognition of the 1981 Israeli annexation of the Golan Heights has been cheered by Israel’s government, which sees it as a big political win. Everywhere else, however, the reactions are just condemnations of the illegality or the ill-considered implications of the move.

Russia and France were both very clear that the US move amounts to a violation of international law, since Golan is sitll recognized internationally as part of Syria. Britain confirmed that Golan is occupied, and only said that they have no intention of following the US lead. EU officials also say the union-wide stance will not change.

The Druze minority that lives in occupied Golan was critical of the move, saying that even with Israel, and now the US, considering the Golan Heights to be part of Israel, would still be considered to have “Syrian” blood under Israeli law.

Mar 24 09:15

EU holds position on Golan Heights despite Trump - Tusk

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday the EU was holding its line on the Golan Heights despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s move to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the territory seized in war.

“The EU’s position is well known and has not changed,” Tusk told a news conference when asked to comment on Trump’s comments. The European Union does not recognise Israeli sovereignty over the area.

Mar 24 09:14

France says Trump's Golan Heights move would violate international law

France sought to make clear on Friday that it does not recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights and that President Trump’s intention to do so would violate international law.

“The Golan is a territory occupied by Israel since 1967. France does not recognize the Israeli annexation of 1981,” the French Foreign Ministry said in a daily briefing, according to Reuters.

“The recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan, occupied territory, would be contrary to international law, in particular the obligation for states not to recognize an illegal situation.”

Mar 24 09:14

Benjamin Netanyahu's Plan to Rule the World

Mar 24 09:10

VIDEO – Remember That Israel’s Defense Minister Openly Sympathizes With ISIS

“No one is more upset that #ISIS is defeated in #Syria than Israel. They were hoping for an ISIS victory.” – Mimi al-Laham

Mar 24 09:04

Gaza rehearses for 1 million at the fence next week, as Israel kills two more men

At the end of nearly 1,000 yards of newly-grown spring grassy turf, a renewed barbed-wire border fence rises three meters up, in anticipation of a million person march next week between Gaza protesters and their well-known antagonist snipers.

A week before the first anniversary of the great March of Return, organizers have pledged larger than usual demonstrations. However, their preparations appeared powerless in yesterday’s renewed protests at Malaka, eastern Gaza City, when hails of Israeli live ammunition and gas canisters killed two Palestinian men and wounded 26 others taking part in weekly demonstrations along the fortified Israel-Gaza border.

Mar 24 09:02

O’Rourke says special relationship with Israel goes against US values of equality and dignity

On Wednesday night, Beto O’Rourke spoke at the University of New Hampshire and said that Palestinian conditions don’t meet American values of “fundamental human rights and human dignity” and that the relationship with Israel is hurting America’s image in the world.

Asked if he would condemn Israeli, Saudi and Turkish human rights violation, O’Rourke said:

These truths that we hold so dear — that we are all created equal– “all of us” needs to mean, “All of us,” not relationships of convenience for short term security gains but relationships that allow us to continue to be the example for so much of the rest of the world. And we cannot be that if we do not believe in the fundamental human rights and human dignity and safety of our fellow human beings regardless of what side of the line they may stand or sit on.

Mar 24 09:02

Another Trump gift to Israel: ending taboo on official visits to Western Wall

Foreign VIPs used to insist no Israeli officials escort them to site, lest they be seen as tacitly recognizing Israeli sovereignty there. Now, the US is not alone in flouting rule — On May 22, 2017, Donald Trump became the first sitting US president to visit the Western Wall. “Words fail to capture the experience,” he said a few hours later. “It will leave an impression on me forever.” The historic visit took place several months before Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and, following what was standard diplomatic protocol at the time — and, to some degree, still is — the stopover at the Wall was billed as “private.” … In recent months, more foreign dignitaries than ever before have visited the Jewish holy site, and many of them no longer mind being chaperoned there by Israeli diplomats.

Mar 24 08:48

Such A Deal: US Embassy in Iraq Hosting Washington-Tel Aviv Operations Room against Region

A prominent Iraqi security expert revealed intensifying US pressures on Baghdad to avoid approving a bill that envisages expulsion of foreign forces, saying that the American embassy in Iraq is acting as the US-Israeli operations room against the region.
Abbas al-Ardawi was quoted by the Arabic-language al-Ma'alomeh news website as saying on Monday that the US administration is exerting pressures on Baghdad and killing time to prolong its deployment in Iraq.

He added that relocation of terrorists from the town of Baqouz in Eastern Syria to the US bases in Iraq is aimed at security tensions in the country and finding a pretext for continued deployment of American forces, noting that the Iraqi parliamentarians certainly want expulsion of all US forces from the country as soon as possible given the fact that the Iraqi army is fully prepared to fight against the terrorist groups.

Al-Ardawi said that the US embassy in Baghdad is carrying out suspicious measures>>>

Mar 24 08:45

Newly Uncovered Clinton Email Exchange Describes Plan To Thwart U.S. 'Jewish Leadership'

Among the emails highlighted by the government watchdog are five email exchanges Judicial Watch determined to contain classified information. The organization has also drawn attention to a few notable email exchanges, including one lengthy memo from Sid Blumenthal to Clinton warning about an effort "coordinated by Jewish institutional leaders" designed to undermine an Obama appointment and laying out a plan to thwart that alleged effort.

Mar 24 08:39

Why Trump Endorses Occupation of Golan Heights

To continue more than half a century of US policy on Israel’s occupations and annexations in the wake of the 1967 War, President Donald Trump has gone onto Twitter to publicly endorse Israel’s permanent occupation of the Golan Heights, which ... more

(*Short Form Answer)

Mar 24 08:18

Most Americans Say US Power Will Decline in Future

(*Sure! Once God sends Israel the Dream that Inspires The Leadership of His little slice of Heaven On Earth , that His Exalted Children of Israel , No Longer Require The Services of Sodom on The Potomac
I'm sure it is written some where , or at least , soon to be Written , for future reference)

Mar 24 08:17

‘Intense hatred of Israel is moving from margins to center of US politics’ — Howard Kohr of AIPAC

The AIPAC policy conference in Washington began today on a defensive note, with the Israel lobby organization’s chief executive saying that Israel’s friends face a terrible new challenge, “the scurrilous charge of dual loyalty” and declaring, “The intense hatred of Israel is now creeping from the margins to the center of our politics.”

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"I mean, it's not like Israel is doing anything bad!"

Mar 23 19:03

The Truth about Syria's #GolanHeights and #GenieEnergy

The Truth about Syria's #GolanHeights and #GenieEnergy
- The link Trump, Kushner, the Golan and Genie energy oil
- The history of the Golan
- The history of Israel - The link between Israel and ISIS

Mar 23 11:01

Scott Adams: Sheepinions, Hallucinations, Fake News, Traitors, and Conflaters

“Slaughter Meter” is pinned at 100% if election was held today
Untrue but widely reported “fine people” HOAX and false memory
Golan Heights now being recognized as Israeli territory
Moving the embassy didn’t impact peace discussions
Golan Heights recognition, will it impact anything?
Time is on President Trump’s side and he knows it
NO new sanctions on North Korea, what’s the President’s play?
President Trump’s enemies maneuvered into arguing against…
Free speech
Capitalism
Default back up position of TDS victims shown “fine people” HOAX
Once it’s clear they were hoaxed, what do most say?
Biden signals the weakness of his bid for the nomination
Wikipedia editors (currently) agree, allowed “fine people” hoax info
Steve King, Republican, nice guy, but kind of an idiot
FAKE NEWS PUNCTUATION…changed what he meant
Anderson Cooper last night, still pushing that fake news

Mar 23 10:06

Trump’s Golan Move Could ‘Lead to NATO’s Collapse' in the Long Run, PhD Claims

This week, President Trump announced that the time had come for the US to recognise Tel Aviv's claim to the Golan Heights following over 50 years of illegal occupation of the Syrian region by Israel following the 1967 Six Day War. Sputnik spoke with American writer Dr. E. Michael Jones to get a sense of what drove Trump to make his decision.

Mar 23 10:04

Donald Trump Blasts ‘Anti-Jewish’ Democrats for Skipping AIPAC Conference

President Donald Trump reacted to the news Friday that 2020 Democratic candidates are skipping the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference this year.

“The Democrats have very much proven to be anti-Israel, there’s no question about that, and it’s a disgrace,” Trump said. “I don’t know what’s happened to them but they are totally anti-Israel, frankly I think they’re anti-Jewish.”

Trump was asked about the conference as he left the White House for a trip to Mar-a-lago.

2020 candidates including Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rourke, and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, have all said they would not attend the conference after MoveOn.org began a petition to boycott the event.

A policy director for Bernie Sanders told MSNBC the senator was concerned that AIPAC was “concerned about the platform AIPAC is providing for leaders who have expressed bigotry and oppose a two-state solution.”

Mar 23 10:04

Exclusive: Joe Lieberman Thanks Trump for Call to Recognize Golan Heights as Israeli Territory

Former Sen. Joe Lieberman joined host Alex Marlow on Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Daily on Friday, stressing to listeners the “critically important” move President Donald Trump made in calling for the U.S. to recognize the Golan Heights as Israeli territory.

Mar 23 09:58

World countries blast US on Golan, Syria vows to liberate Israeli occupied territory

The Arab League, Russia, Iran, Turkey and Iraq have strongly warned the US after President Donald Trump declared Thursday that he will recognize Syria's Golan Heights as Israeli territory.

The strategic highlands have been under the Israeli occupation since 1967, but Trump's abrupt declaration on Friday, a day after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Israel, brings the dispute to a boiling point.

Iraq became the latest country to condemn Trump's statement, with the Iraqi foreign ministry saying on Twitter on Saturday that the US plan "contravenes international law."

Syria, which declared last month that it was ready to go to another war with Israel for the Golan, condemned Trump's pledge in a statement issued by its Foreign Ministry on Friday.

"The American position towards Syria's occupied Golan Heights clearly reflects the United States' contempt for international legitimacy and its flagrant violation of international law," it said.

Mar 23 09:32

American Jews, caught between Ilhan Omar and Donald Trump, are lost in a wilderness

The day after several major Democratic candidates announced that they would not be attending the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which begins in Washington on Sunday, President Trump did what he always does, pouring accelerant on an already hot-burning fire of public debate.

“I don’t know what happened to them, but they are anti-Israel,” Trump told reporters on Friday morning on the South Lawn of the White House. “Frankly, I think they are anti-Jews.” Trump thinks himself very much pro-Jews. The day before, he broke through the tweets about Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders staying away from AIPAC with a perfectly timed tweet of his own, one that announced the United States would finally recognize the Golan Heights as belonging to Israel. The contrast was drawn and masterfully so.

Mar 23 09:31

KUSHNER'S PEACE PLAN 'INCLUDES LAND SWAPS WITH SAUDI ARABIA,' BOOK CLAIMS

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s Middle East peace plan at one point included Jordan giving land to the Palestinian territories and in return getting land from Saudi Arabia, according to a new book on the Kushner family.

The book, Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, was written by Vicky Ward and released by St. Martin’s Press on Tuesday. The book’s 300 pages detail Jared and Ivanka’s path to involvement in every aspect of White House affairs and their alleged designs to use their influence for personal gain.

Mar 23 09:27

Famous Psychic Uri Geller Threatens UK PM May He'll ‘Stop Brexit Telepathically’

Uri Geller, the Israeli-British psychic, famous for his legendary spoon-bending trick with the use of only his psychic powers, wrote in an open letter addressed to the UK Prime Minister Theresa May that he is going to stop Brexit “telepathically”.

In his letter, Mr Geller urges Theresa May to stop the Brexit process as soon as possible, claiming that a lot of British people, as well as Uri himself, oppose the idea of Britain leaving the EU.

"I feel psychically and very strongly that most British people do not want Brexit. I love you very much but I will not allow you to lead Britain into Brexit. As much as I admire you, I will stop you telepathically from doing this — and believe me I am capable of executing it," wrote the psychic.

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FWIW, Uril was a professional nightclub magician before he "discovered" his psychic powers.

Mar 23 09:10

Syrian Envoy Urges UN to Condemn Trump’s Statement on Golan Heights

The UN Security Council should condemn US President Donald Trump’s statement calling for the recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari said in a statement on Friday.

Trump said via Twitter on Thursday that the time has come for the United States to fully recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

“We call the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Security Council and the General Assembly to condemn President Trump’s statement and to take all the necessary steps to ensure the implementation of the relevant resolutions in order to maintain peace, security and stability in the world,” Jaafari told reporters.

Jaafari said that he expects France’s Ambassador to the United Nations Francois Delattre, who is now presiding over the UN Security Council, to take “firm steps” in condemning Trump’s statement.

Mar 23 09:10

Egypt sees Golan Heights as occupied Syrian land – Cairo

Egypt’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday that Cairo considers the Golan Heights as occupied Syrian land. The statement rejects a call by US President Donald Trump to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory captured in the 1967 Middle East war. The Egyptian ministry cited UN Security Council resolution 497 of 1981 which rejected Israel’s annexation of the territory.

Mar 23 09:09

Reaching for political heights? Trump's statement on Golan sparks int'l uproar

US President Donald Trump’s idea to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights has sent shock waves throughout the world as nations in the Middle East and beyond slammed it as contrary to international law.

Trump has once again rocked the world with yet another demonstratively pro-Israeli stunt as he said it was time for the US to officially recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights. While Tel Aviv rejoiced at the news, the international community was definitely not amused as nations around the world, including America’s close allies, rushed to condemn the idea.

Mar 23 09:04

How Israel Rules The World Of Cyber Security

Mar 23 09:03

‘New York Times’ reporter Bergman to speak at AIPAC– though he’s not identified as a Times reporter

Five months back we saw New York Times reporter Ronen Bergman at a closed-to-the-media AIPAC event in Westchester County praising the Israel lobby organization.

“You know, I’ve been all over the U.S. with AIPAC and it’s always a great pleasure, as an Israeli. I always tell AIPAC, you do so much in the U.S., and… I know that you’ve got our backs. It’s such a great feeling.”

Well, Bergman is going to have that great feeling again real soon. He will be speaking at AIPAC this coming Sunday at a session on the threat Iran poses to Israel. The panel at the policy conference in Washington sounds like a typically-slanted presentation by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee:

Mar 23 09:02

Israel opens fire on Gaza rally, killing 2 Palestinians

Two Palestinians were killed and dozens of others injured, including an Anadolu Agency photojournalist, during a Friday rally along the Gaza-Israel buffer zone, according to Gaza’s Health Ministry, Anadolu reports.

In a statement, ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra confirmed that two Palestinians — aged 18 and 29 — had been killed by Israeli army gunfire.

Ali Jadallah, an Anadolu Agency photojournalist, was also reportedly injured during Friday’s demonstration.

Mar 23 09:01

Hamas marks anniversary of its founder’s assassination

Hamas yesterday celebrated the 15th anniversary of the assassination of Sheikh Ahmad Yassin, the founder of the movement, vowing to continue the path of resistance until the liberation of Palestine.

In a statement issued yesterday, Hamas said: “We will continue the resistance path of Sheikh Ahmad Yassin. Resistance is a legitimate right guaranteed by all religious and international law, in the forefront of which is armed resistance, which is a strategic choice to protect and regain Palestinian rights.”

The statement also said that Yassin put the issue of prisoners on top of Hamas’ agenda and exerted much effort to liberate them.

“Hamas now bears this responsibility and will not let the Israeli occupation continue to inflict suffering on our prisoners,” the statement said, stressing that it would use all means necessary to liberate those prisoners held by Israel.

Mar 23 09:01

Netanyahu, Anti-Defamation League (ADL) display racist views

How is the camel’s back not broken yet?

Fifty years of occupation, twelve years of blockade, 600,000 Israeli settlers, 250 dead unarmed Gazan protesters, three one-sided “wars” in which 3,500 Palestinians in Gaza (and about 150 Israelis) have been killed–that’s not a big enough deal for us to utter a word of reprimand or turn off the financial spigot to Israel.

The US is shelling out $10 million a day, $7,000 a minute in aid–not humanitarian, but military aid, mind you–to a country that last summer passed the openly racist Nation-State Law, that last month saw its prime minister create a coalition including disciples of a Jewish supremacist, that last week disqualified pro-Palestinian parties from even appearing on the election ballot, while welcoming an anti-Palestinian candidate who is a member of a Jewish terror group.

These outrageous acts did not outrage our politicians; Israel’s leaders are emboldened.

Mar 23 09:00

Silencing Rasmea Odeh: An Anti-democratic Attack on Freedom of Expression

The event “Palestinian women in the liberation struggle,” organized by Samidoun, was planned to take place on 15.03.2019 in the Dersim Cultural Center in Berlin. This event aimed to highlight the life stories of two Palestinian women of different generations and honor Palestinian women’s struggle around International Women’s Day.

The invited speakers Rasmea Odeh (born 1947) and Dareen Tatour (born 1982) would provide unique insights and perspectives, revealing marginalized narratives of torture and detention, as well as art and social engagement as forms of non-violent resistance. After the main presentations, dance and theater performances were planned, as well as dialogue and discussion with a diverse Berlin audience.

Mar 23 08:59

Vienna Museum Cancels Palestine Event with South African Anti-apartheid Leader

A Vienna museum, Volkskundemuseum, has cancelled an event on Palestinian rights where former minister in Nelson Mandela’s government Ronnie Kasrils was scheduled to speak (Video by Ronnie Kasrils). Kasrils is a renowned South African anti-apartheid activist of Jewish descent, and his address was scheduled for the March 29 event as part of the annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW). Human rights advocates immediately condemned the cancellation, and called for the event to be reinstated.

The museum caved to pressure from Austria’s Israel lobby. The cancellation comes amid Israel’s ongoing repression of the peaceful Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights. Two IAW events scheduled in France this week were also canceled.

Mar 23 08:56

Israel kills Gaza protesters as UN body condemns “unlawful” force

Israeli forces killed two protesters in the occupied Gaza Strip on Friday as the UN Human Rights Council condemned the “apparent intentional use of unlawful lethal and other excessive force” against Great March of Return demonstrators.

The UN body also passed a resolution opposing Israel’s occupation of the Golan Heights, one day after President Donald Trump tweeted in support of US recognition of Israel’s claims to the Syrian territory.

Gaza’s health ministry identified the Palestinians slain on Friday as 29-year-old Nidal Abd al-Karim Ahmad Shatat, shot in the chest, and 24-year-old Jihad Munir Khalid Harara, shot in the head.

Mar 23 08:53

Chris Hedges blasts Israeli interference and bribery

Mar 23 06:32

COMPOST: Under investigation and up for reelection, Netanyahu’s kinship with Trump has never been clearer

JERUSALEM — He is accused of pandering to far-right elements previously considered beyond the pale even for many members of his own party, while sowing division to win votes.

He has started his own Internet broadcasts to circumvent traditional media outlets he brands “fake news,” while remaining preoccupied over their coverage of him.

Deeply concerned about leaks and disloyalty, he has tapped a team centered on family members to run his campaign.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was using Trump-style messaging and Trump-style tactics long before there was a President Trump.>>>

(*that's right , I submitted it from The Washington Post to flaunt the freedom Washington's political messiah gave me , when he said he wasn't up to the task of governing liberals !)

Mar 23 05:48

Trump once again proves that he's Netanyahu's private Santa Claus

Trump Once Again Proves He's Netanyahu's Private Santa Claus
Gantz's hacked phone hasn't hurt his party, but Netanyahu's submarine affair may finish him – unless Trump saves him Ayelet Shaked’s perfume video is her party's Hail Mary

The prime minister goes before the cameras with a gloomy visage and film-noir lighting, his silhouette shimmering from behind, and demands that his rival reveal forthwith the contents of his smartphone, which supposedly in the hands of Iranian intelligence. If the candidate is elected, the prime minister warns, he could be subject to blackmail. A security apocalypse! A second Holocaust! When Benny Gantz is in the prime minister’s chair, he’ll give the Iranians information about Israel’s nuclear weapons, to ensure they don’t make public his personal correspondence. That’s the implicit message of the prime minister’s remarks.

What are you hiding from the public and your colleagues, Benny Gantz?>>>

Mar 23 04:15

Trump , As If He Owns The Place , Gives Syria's Golan Heights To Israel

Trump Declares Israel Has Sovereignty over the Golan Heights
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>>>in a simple, but direct tweet Thursday.

“After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!

Donald J. Trump
— (@realDonaldTrump)
March 21, 2019

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The evangelical belief that Trump is the messiah is more rampant than you think

(*what's inside your MAGA Cap ?)

Mar 22 17:55

‘Like Netanyahu’s spokesman’: What is behind Trump’s call to recognize Golan Heights as Israeli

It seems, out of all probable reasons, that the Trump administration might be motivated by a desire to help one Israeli politician swing a political situation in his favor back at home, where he faces tough competition in forthcoming elections, at a time when he faces corruption charges.

Officially, Trump denied any connection between his “long thought” decision and Netanyahu’s potential re-election that he supposedly “had no idea” about, but the timing of his sudden call is just too perfect to be a mere coincidence. Besides, it is an open secret that Netanyahu has close ties to some people in the Trump administration – and particularly to Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner – a fact that has been covered by both American and Israeli media.

“He [Trump] is clearly doing this to help his friend Benjamin Netanyahu with his really difficult re-election campaign amid allegations of corruption,” Jim Jatras, a former US diplomat, told RT.

Mar 22 13:25

Purim Blackface: Unchallenged Jewish racism in the USA

Eve Mykytyn highlights the dressing up by US Orthodox Jews in the racist “blackface”, and notes while we often hear of Jews complaining about perceived “anti-Semitism”, the donning of blackfaces, which are insulting to African-Americans, goes unchallenged and is defended by Jewish leaders. >>

Mar 22 10:58

Farming while Palestinian: a World Water Day outrage

Every year since 1993, the UN has marked March 22 as World Water Day. This date gives us the opportunity to raise the profile of water both as a fundamental need to sustain life, and as a human right – which the UN General Assembly declared it was in July 2010.

This year’s World Water Day theme – “leave no one behind” – has an acutely jarring ring when applied to Israel.

Since 1967 when Israel issued several military orders asserting its control over all water sources in the newly occupied territories (Palestinians were denied the right to drill wells or repair existing ones and the orders decreed that any Palestinian water installation built without a permit would be destroyed), its policies have been aimed at depriving Palestinians access to the water they once enjoyed, and punishing them for further use.

Mar 22 10:57

Israel to hold referendum on replacing Britain in EU

Benjamin Netanyahu has promised the Israeli people a referendum on joining the European Union, after Brussels said a space was up for grabs after Britain leaves.

The prime minister, fighting corruption allegations during an election countdown, made the comment during a press conference about the Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Israel in May.

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Last time I looked at a map, Israel was nowhere near Europe!

Mar 22 10:56

Sanders, Warren, Harris, and O’Rourke take a stand on racism at AIPAC that Schumer and Pelosi ignore

Have you followed the news from Israel? A rightwing society has been veering ever rightward during the election campaign, just about going out of its mind.

The Justice Minister is running an ad in which she samples a perfume called Fascism and seems to like it fine. Another member of parliament once allied with the ruling coalition put out a campaign video in which he is seen shooting dead a Palestinian lawmaker, because that Palestinian is anti-Zionist and said he’d rather die than sing the national anthem.

Mar 22 10:55

Gaza March of Return Architect Abu Artema Celebrates Its First-Year Anniversary

The March of Return is a scream for life so that we may leave the walls of our prison. These are the words repeated by Ahmed Abu Artema in his many lectures and interviews. Abu Artema is the brain behind the most powerful expression of unarmed Palestinian resistance, The March of Return, which began on March 30, 2018, and has become a weekly occurrence in the Gaza Strip for close to a year.

Why would we die here in silence? We want our message to reach the world. We want to say to the world ‘here there is a people. A people searching for a life of dignity, human rights and freedom.'”

Mar 22 10:30

Day of mourning declared in West Bank after Israeli forces kill 4 Palestinians in 24 hours

Israeli forces shot and killed four young Palestinian men over the course of 24 hours between Tuesday and Wednesday in the occupied West Bank.

On Tuesday evening, around 7:00 pm, Israeli forces raided the Ramallah-area Abwein village in the central West Bank, in search of 19-year-old Omar Abu Laila, who was believed to be responsible for an attack over the weekend that left one Israeli soldier and a settler dead.

After besieging the village and surrounding the house where Abu Laila had been hiding, Israeli forces engaged in a lengthy shootout, eventually shooting and killing the teenager.

Local media reported that several local youth from Abwein were injured with live ammunition in clashes with Israeli forces during their operation in the town.

As of Thursday, Abu Laila’s body had yet to be returned to his family.

Mar 22 10:30

Pompeo warns US could curb security ties with Israel over China relations

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a stark warning to Israel on Thursday that the close security ties between the two nations could be reduced over Israel’s growing cooperation with China.

Pompeo’s warnings came on the same day that the US made an unprecedented show of support for Israel, effectively recognizing its hold on the Golan Heights and having the top US diplomat make a symbolic visit to the Western Wall accompanied by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Mar 22 10:29

Several 2020 Democrats to skip AIPAC conference after call to boycott

Several Democratic presidential candidates will skip the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's policy conference this year after a prominent progressive group called on them to boycott the event.

Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., will all ditch the conference, the Associated Press reported, and a spokesman for former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, told NBC News that he also will not attend.

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, will not be going, The Jewish Week reported, and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro also won't show, according to HuffPost.

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who is considering running for president as an independent, will also skip the conference, the Associated Press reported.

Mar 22 10:29

When They Don’t Ignore, US Media Often Disparage Palestinians’ Right of Return

For many years, US corporate media have consistently failed to adequately inform audiences about the Palestinian right of return.

Even though the refugees are a crucial reason that the issue of Israel/Palestine remains unresolved, only a small portion of the coverage addresses the right of return. I used the media aggregator Factiva to search the databases of three major US newspapers: the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. In a combined search of these three publications, Factiva returns results for 45,285 pieces that mention the Palestinian issue over the last ten years. Of these, only 624 contain the phrase “right of return.” In other words, since March 2009 these outlets have published 44,661 articles that bring up the Palestinian question while omitting a phrase that is absolutely integral to it, and one of the main reasons that it remains unresolved.

Mar 22 10:28

7 Palestinians wounded by Israeli artillery shelling in southern Gaza: medics

At least seven Palestinians were injured on Thursday night by Israeli artillery shelling on Rafah town in southern Gaza Strip, medics said.

Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman of the Health Ministry in Gaza, told reporters that seven Palestinians were moderately injured by the shrapnel of the shells fired by Israeli troops stationed on the border between eastern Gaza Strip and Israel.

Palestinian security officials also said that the Israeli artillery shelling targeted a military lookout post east of the town, destroying the post and wounding seven Palestinians.

An Israeli army spokesman said in a press statement that the artillery shelling was a response to the releasing of arson balloons carrying explosives that exploded in southern Israel. No injuries were reported.

Mar 22 10:27

Arabs are humans, too: A Jerusalem doctor's reaction goes viral

When Dr. Nadav Granat read the Instagram post of Israeli model Rotem Sela in which she reminded the country that “Arabs are also human beings,” he decided he wanted to take action, too. As a religious Jewish doctor who works alongside Arabs every day, he launched his own online campaign to show the inclusive face of Israel.

The campaign has gone viral. This week, the Hebrew news site Mako published a story about Granat, 37, an emergency medical doctor at Rabin Medical Center-Beilinson Campus in Petah Tikva. Granat called on the public to implement exactly what Sela called for when she asked, “When will anyone in this government tell the public that this is a country of all its citizens, and all people are born equal?”

Mar 22 10:27

Israel says U.N. Gaza war crimes report biased against it

Israel said on Thursday a U.N. report critical of its use of lethal force during Palestinian protests on the Gaza border was biased and should have included a demand that the enclave’s dominant Hamas group take action to stop anti-Israeli violence.

A U.N. Commission of Inquiry on the demonstrations, which began nearly a year ago, said this week that Israel should investigate the shootings of more than 6,000 people, far beyond the criminal inquiries it has announced into 11 killings.

Mar 22 10:25

Israel arrests Palestinian woman for a Facebook post

Israeli occupation forces arrested a 22-year-old Palestinian woman at a military checkpoint in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron after she posted a comment on Facebook on Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Isra’a Hammad Abu Sneineh was detained at the Abu Al-Rish military checkpoint near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron.

According to the Asra Media Office, Abu Sneineh was arrested at the military checkpoint located at the main entrance to the Old City, west of the Ibrahimi Mosque, as a result of a Facebook post she wrote about Al-Aqsa Mosque.

According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Centre (PPC), Israel had arrested more than 500 Palestinians, including women and children, as a result of their social media posts by May last year.

The occupation state uses its “Cyber Unit” to monitor Palestinian social media posts, the centre added.

Mar 22 10:25

A British Palestinian MP seeks recognition for Palestine in the home of the Balfour Declaration

Britain’s first Member of Parliament of Palestinian descent is preparing for a historic debate on Friday to have the government give official recognition to the state of Palestine in what she says is probably the “most personal and poignant” piece of legislation she has submitted since arriving in Westminster.

Rising political star Layla Moran, a Liberal Democrat, sent shock waves through the ranks of the Conservative Party when she overturned a 10,000 majority at the 2017 General Election to take Oxford West and Abingdon which was previously regarded as a safe Tory seat. Now she’s making more waves with the second reading of her Private Members Bill this week to have Palestine recognised by Britain as a state.

Mar 22 10:24

Israel group publishes ‘racist’ videos against annexing West Bank

An Israeli group which promotes “separation” from the Palestinians has been slammed for publishing a series of “racist” videos, warning against the annexation of the occupied West Bank.

Writing in Local Call, Meron Rapoport took to task a series of election-related clips released by The Commanders for Israel’s Security (CIS), a so-called non-partisan group of former army commanders and intelligence officials.

According to Rapoport, the videos “can be defined in no other way but racist”.

One video portrays Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem “living in filth, among mountains of garbage”, and moving into Jewish settlements such as French Hill and Givat Ze’ev as a result. “To emphasise the danger,” Rapoport describes, “an anonymous Jewish interviewee tells us that on the opposite street, in Givat Ze’ev, ‘everyone there are Arabs’.”

Mar 22 10:23

Israel’s US Lobby rocked by hate-filled tweets

One of the most influential donors to the powerful AIPAC pro-Israel lobby group will not be speaking at its annual conference this weekend after being taken to task for sending out a string of hate-filled tweets aimed at two of America’s rising Muslim politicians, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.

This is not the first time arch-Zionist Adam Milstein has been caught out and reprimanded for hate-tweeting. In 2017, he was forced to apologise for tweeting an anti-semitic graphic targeting liberal Jewish philanthropist George Soros. The image served to fuel speculation about a growing affinity between the anti-Semitic far right and Israel’s staunchest backers. Journalist Max Blumenthal exposed the offensive Milstein tweet, which depicted the face of Soros superimposed on an octopus straddling the globe.

Mar 22 10:12

Turkish FM slams US decision on Golan Heights

Turkey’s foreign minister on Thursday slammed US President Donald Trump’s tweet on the occupied Golan Heights, Anadolu reports.

“The territorial integrity of states is the most fundamental principle of international law,” said Mevlut Cavusoglu in a tweet.

Attempts by the US to legitimize Israel’s actions against international law will only lead to more violence and pain in the region. Turkey supports Syria’s territorial integrity,

Mar 22 10:11

Israel cancels Mother’s Day event at French cultural centre in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation forces raided a French government-linked cultural centre in East Jerusalem to shut down a Mother’s Day event, reported AFP.

According to the report, “an order posted on the door of the building by Israeli authorities said that the centre…intended to host an event organised with a women’s association ‘sponsored or financed by the Palestinian Authority [PA]’ and ‘without authorisation’.”

“In a rare move”, Israeli forces actually entered the French foreign ministry-associated centre, a source “with the French consulate” told AFP.

Israel considers any PA activity in occupied East Jerusalem, or events supported by the PA, to be illegal and a challenge to its sovereignty claim in the illegally-annexed part of the city.

“The consulate could not confirm if the association was indeed financed by the PA, but Palestinians who were to participate in the event said the allegation was false,” AFP added.

Mar 22 10:10

Jordan King confirms steadfast position on Jerusalem

Jordanian King Abdullah II has reaffirmed the country’s position regarding the occupied city of Jerusalem saying “Jerusalem is a red line” for him and that the Jordanian people fully stand with him on this issue.

King Abdullah said during a meeting with dignitaries from the Jordanian province of Zarqa: “I am not going to change my position regarding Jerusalem, the Jordanians’ position regarding Jerusalem is clear and we in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan have a historic duty towards Jerusalem and the holy sites there. Jerusalem is a red line, and my people stand with me,” he said.

Pressure is being exercised on him personally to change the kingdom’s position regarding the occupied city, he said, stressing that “no one can pressure Jordan on this subject, and the answer will be (No), because all Jordanians stand with me in one row and the Arabs and Muslims will stand with us on the subject of Jerusalem.”

Mar 22 10:10

Israel analyst urges army to ‘adapt’ to Palestinian resistance in West Bank

An Israeli military analyst has urged the army to “adapt” to recent Palestinian resistance operations in the occupied West Bank, accusing forces of a “soft” response to recent events.

Amos Harel, writing in Haaretz, described the West Bank as in a state of “turmoil”, noting the killing of a soldier and settler last Sunday in a combined stabbing and shooting near the illegal Ariel settlement.

The suspected assailant was subsequently killed in a “shoot-out” two days later, the same night as “two Palestinians were killed by IDF fire near Nablus”. On Thursday, meanwhile, “another Palestinian was killed, the fourth one this week and 10th this month, by a soldier near Bethlehem.”

According to Harel, “this was a case of a mistaken shooting”.

Mar 22 10:09

The reality about ‘we want to live’ riots in Gaza

On 14 March, scores of Palestinians in the starving Gaza Strip took to the streets in several cities carrying the slogan “We Want to Live”, calling for “equality, dignity, food and job opportunities.” That day passed quietly, but the interior ministry in Gaza warned the protesters not to take to the streets again because Hamas, the Palestinian movement which has been ruling Gaza since 2007, “has been doing its best to afford these just demands.” However, they took to the streets the next day in larger numbers, but they were violent as they burnt tyres and insulted and threw stones at policemen, prompting violent responses.

Mar 22 10:09

Whatever Israel wants, Israel gets

On 4 March, the newly formed Israeli Blue and White party’s leaders, Gabi Ashkenazi, Yair Lapid, Benny Gantz and Moshe Ya’alon, declared that Israel will not pull out from the occupied Golan Heights. Gantz, the party head, said they would increase settlements and double the population. Their reason; they will not hand the area over to Bashar Al-Assad, a brutal dictator who massacre his own people.

The West Bank and Golan Heights are, on paper, occupied territories, but on the ground the status quo has long been change with US approval and EU silence, contrary to UN resolutions.

Mar 22 10:07

Testimonies from some of the 8,000 Palestinian children Israel has imprisoned

Boys and young men are seized in the dead of night, blindfolded and cuffed, abused and manipulated to confess to crimes they didn’t commit. Every year Israel arrests almost 1,000 Palestinian youngsters, some of them not yet 13.

Mar 22 10:06

Israel partisans create yet another pro-Israel lobby group

AIPAC-connected officials are about to launch yet another pro-Israel political action committee, “Pro-Israel America,” which will be be targeting smaller donors. It hopes to give pro-Israel candidates from both parties at least $2 million in the 2020 elections. It has already endorsed 27 candidates.

Mar 22 10:06

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 20 March 2019)

Israeli warplanes launch dozens of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip for five hours. Two million Palestinians have become victims of collective punishment policy amid a tide of incitement at political and military echelons in Israel. Four Palestinian civilians, including 2 women and a child, were wounded, in addition to damaging a wedding hall, an office belonging to the Ministry of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs. Moreover, several houses sustained material damage. Three Palestinian civilians were killed and 12 others were wounded in different incidents in the West Bank. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip.

Mar 22 10:05

US Student Assaulted by Israeli Soldiers at Al-Aqsa (VIDEO)

Three American women were violently assaulted by Israeli occupation forces as they attempted to help a disabled woman at Al-Aqsa Mosque on Tuesday, despite showing soldiers their passports.

Virginia nursing student Nour Hawash, who is in Jerusalem on vacation, was taking photos with her mother and sister after midday prayers when Israeli occupation soldiers stormed the compound and started to evacuate the Dome of the Rock.

“Suddenly we heard these shots being fired and people just started running all over the place. We saw the IDF [Israeli soldiers], guns pointed, running, trying to chase people. So we just ran with everyone else to the side,” Nour said.

Mar 22 10:05

Golan Heights: Trump aims to 'shore up' support for Netanyahu ahead of Israeli vote

Statement makes 'mockery of international law' to help Netanyahu in forthcoming Israeli elections, analysts say

Mar 22 10:04

The Golan Heights: Why it matters

The Golan Heights has officially been recognised as part of Syria since the country acquired independence in 1944. Despite numerous wars, claims and counter-claims, the international community continues to regard the scenic, resource-rich region as part of Syria.

However on Thursday US President Donald Trump attempted to change that, by tweeting that Washington should "fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights".

Formally recognising Israel's annexation of the Golan would mark a break in decades of US foreign policy and fly in the face of international consensus.

Mar 22 10:03

Media Blackout as Israel’s Largest Banks Pay Over $1 Billion in Fines for US Tax Evasion Schemes

Israel’s three largest banks — Hapoalim Bank, Leumi Bank and Mizrahi Tefahot Bank — have all been ordered to pay record fines, which collectively are set to total over $1 billion, to the U.S. government after the banks were found to have actively colluded with thousands of wealthy Americans in massive tax-evasion schemes.

The scandal, though it has been reported on in Israeli media, has garnered little attention in the United States. The media black-out has been so surprising it was even directly mentioned by the Times of Israel, given that similar revelations about other banks and offshore tax-evasion schemes — such as those contained within the Panama Papers — led to global protests and even the resignations of some world leaders.

Mar 22 10:00

Might Makes Right: Trump Endorses Israeli Annexation of Golan Heights

Trump tweeted that the US should recognize Israel’s annexation of Syria’s Golan Heights, which Israel has been occupying for 52 years. TRNN’s Shir Hever explores what this means for the region

Mar 22 09:27

Oil profits grease Trump administration’s move to recognize Israeli annexation of Golan

Washington last week gave another sign that the Trump administration is moving towards declaring the Golan Heights to be Israeli sovereign territory. At the heart of the move are huge anticipated US-Israeli oil profits.
In an annual human rights report, the State Department referred to the Golan Heights as “Israeli-controlled,” dropping the international norm of citing the contested area as “Israeli-occupied.” The change in wording is significant.

The Golan Plateau is considered to be Syrian territory under international law, according to UN resolutions. Israel has occupied the strategically important area overlooking the Jordan Valley since the 1967 Six Day War. In 1981, Israel formally annexed the land, but the self-declared claim has never been recognized internationally.

Hence, the normative term “Israeli-occupied Golan” in UN terminology, not “Israeli-controlled.”

Mar 22 09:26

Ambassador Ala underlines need for uncovering Israeli violations in the occupied Arab lands

Syria’s permanent representative to the UN in Geneva Hussam el-Din Ala warned on Wednesday against the Israeli malicious attempts to exploit the situation and the latest developments in Syria and the region to consolidate the occupation of Golan in a flagrant violation of UNSC resolutions, particularly resolution No.497 for 1981.

The Syrian permanent mission at the UN in Geneva, in cooperation with the Arab Lawyers Union, organized a symposium under the title “the occupied Syrian Golan… 52 years of Israeli occupation, on the sidelines of the 40th session of the Human rights Council.

Ambassador Ala stressed the importance of this symposium in uncovering the Israeli violations in Golan, synchronizing with the US pressures practiced on member states at the Human Rights Council to cancel the 7th item of the agenda dedicated for observing the Israeli violations in the occupied Arab lands.

Mar 22 09:26

Palestinian peace activist barred from entering the United States

A Palestinian peace activist was denied entry to the United States and deported, despite having a valid visa.

Osama Iliwat, 42, was questioned over the course of eight hours by officials from Customs and Border Protection at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City on Feb. 24 before he was sent on a flight back home. He was embarking on a speaking tour for Combatants for Peace, a group of Israelis and Palestinians who, according to its website, “have taken an active part in the cycle of violence; Israelis as soldiers in the Israeli army and Palestinians as part of the violent struggle for Palestinian freedom,” but now advocate joint nonviolent activism.

Mar 22 09:25

Pompeo boosts Israel's Netanyahu before election

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have hailed strong ties between the two countries and vowed to counter Iranian "aggression" as the pair met in Jerusalem, weeks before Israel's election.

Pompeo's visit on Wednesday and warm words on Netanyahu's leadership was widely seen as a boost for the Likud chief at the height of a tight re-election campaign.

The Israeli prime minister, who is facing a tough election challenge from a popular former military chief and reeling from a series of corruption allegations, has repeatedly sought to focus attention on his foreign policy record and ties with US President Donald Trump.

Mar 22 09:24

Leading Advocacy Group MoveOn Urges Democratic Presidential Candidates to Boycott AIPAC

In a tweet, MoveOn members decided to call on Democratic presidential candidates to boycott AIPAC's conference after over 74 percent of its members expressed support for the move in an online survey.

MoveOn, a progressive advocacy group with millions of members, is calling on Democratic presidential candidates to boycott the pro-Israel American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) annual conference.

"It's no secret that AIPAC has worked to hinder diplomatic efforts like the Iran deal, is undermining Palestinian self-determination, and inviting figures actively involved in human rights violations to its stage," Iram Ali, campaign director at MoveOn Political Action, said in a statement.

Mar 22 09:23

UK to oppose anti-Israel resolutions at UN Human Rights Council

The UK is set to oppose all resolutions brought to the UN Human Rights Council that condemn Israeli abuses in the occupied Palestinian territories.

UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told the Jewish Chronicle that resolutions brought to the UNHRC had a "disproportionate and discriminatory" focus on Israel.

Mar 22 08:53

The Great Fraud of National Zionism

There is no doubt that the 9/11 false flag (now even admitted (by direct implication) by NIST!) was a watershed, a seminal event in our history. While millions (or even billions) watched in horror as the twin towers burned, a small group of Mossad agents stood nearby and danced in overwhelming joy. Why exactly were these Israelis dancing? Surely there was more than just Schadenfreude in this spontaneous expression of euphoria? Considering that these three dancing Israelis were just the tip of a much bigger iceberg, we can rest assured that there were many more folks dancing in joy that day, especially in Israel.

Why were these Mossad agents so blissful? The answer is obvious: 9/11 put the following notions front and center of the concerns of most people in the US:

We are under attack and in grave, imminent, danger

Islam wants to destroy our way of life

Those who did 9/11 also want to destroy Israel

Mar 22 08:51

Benjamin Netanyahu's Plan to Rule the World

Mar 22 08:50

This is SECOND GRADER, SECOND GRADER, SECOND GRADER, SECOND GRADER, SECOND GRADER being terrorized & violently snatched by Israeli thugs from his dad/teacher's hands at GUN POINT from inside his CLASSROOM from inside his SCHOOL

Where else can U see this TERRORISM?

Mar 22 08:48

Will Madonna play Eurovision in Tel Aviv?

Israeli media are reporting that Madonna will perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in May, but the superstar’s appearance is encountering obstacles.

One of the songs Madonna reportedly wants to perform in Tel Aviv was opposed by Eurovision officials, according to Israel’s Ynet.

The content of the song is unclear.

The director of Kan, the Israeli public broadcaster that is producing the event in Tel Aviv, called on Eurovision organizers not to interfere in Madonna’s artistic decisions.

Madonna is reportedly asking for more than $1 million for her performance.

Mar 22 08:46

France Responds to Trump: Israeli Sovereignty Over Golans Against Int'l Law

Earlier, US President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter that now was the time for the US to recognize the Golan Heights as part of Israel. According to him, the time has come to take such a step in the interests of the security of Israel and the region as a whole.

"The Golan is a territory occupied by Israel since 1967. France does not recognise the Israeli annexation of 1981," the Fench Foreign Ministry said in a daily briefing, adding that UN Security Council resolutions had recognised the annexation as illegal.

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"I am above the law!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 22 08:45

Syria 'Determined' to Recover Israeli-Occupied Golan Heights, Lambasts Trump

On Thursday, US President Donald Trump tweeted that 52 years on, it is time for his country “to fully recognise Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights”.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry has condemned US President Trump’s comments on the Golan Heights as “irresponsible”, adding that the Syrian people are determined to recover the area through “all available means”, Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reports.

The Ministry pointed out that Trump's statement "confirms the US’s blind commitment to Israel and support for its aggressive behaviour".

"It became clear to the international community that the United States and their reckless policies, which are dominated by arrogance and hegemonic ambitions, are a major factor in exacerbating the situation in the global arena and threaten peace and stability," the Ministry underscored.

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So much for "regional stability" Donald.

Mar 22 08:44

How US' Stance on Golans Has Changed Over Years Before Trump's Final Say

On 22 March 2019, President Donald Trump announced that the US would recognise Israel's sovereignty over occupied territories in the Golan Heights in a sharp foreign policy U-turn. Sputnik has taken a look at how Washington's attitude towards the disputed Golan Heights, annexed by Israel as a result of 1967 Six Day War, has changed over time.

"After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognise Israel's Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability," the US president tweeted.

Mar 22 08:41

DENMARK, AUSTRIA, UK, AUSTRALIA TO OPPOSE ANTI-ISRAEL RESOLUTIONS AT UNHRC

Israel’s Foreign Ministry confirmed Thursday night that these four countries would vote “no” on all Agenda Item 7 resolutions to protest the UNHRC’s bias against Israel.

Mar 22 08:40

New Zealand mosque attack: Who were the victims?

(*Well , if the facts in the Limbaugh theory , as Alleged hold any water , at all , they were Radical Muslims , that got what they had coming to them after Soros paid for American liberals to send a White Nationalist in. , because the Mosque casualties were victimising POTUS Trump ? )

Mar 22 08:24

OLMERT TO NEWS 13: NEVER IMAGINED GERMANY WOULD SELL SUBMARINES TO EGYPT

Olmert, who offered an exclusive interview to Channel 13’s Udi Segal, said he did not think at the time that the shipyard building strategic weapons for Israel would sell submarines to Egypt.

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Well, you know, that's the thing about weapons companies. They sell to EVERYONE!

Mar 22 08:23

Gantz travelling to US for AIPAC conference

Chairman of the Blue and White Party Benny Gantz is heading to the US to attend the AIPAC Conference where he is expected to speak.

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