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Apr 19 09:10

Abby Martin Exposes Zionism & Israel on Joe Rogan Podcast (Strong Language)

Apr 19 09:09

World War 3: Iran BLASTED for ‘TRYING TO STRANGLE’ Israel amid heightening Syria fears

Tel Aviv’s Education Minister, Naftali Bennett, attacked Iran for trying to “break our spirit” as tensions between the two nations continue to spike causing renewed World War 3 fears.

He stated: “The Iranian octopus is trying to strangle us and break our spirit.”

Mr Bennett then sent a stark warning to “not try us”, hinting Israel would send a swift military response to actions against it.

He went on: “Israel is stronger than those against us.

Apr 19 08:52

Israeli threats fail to end detainees’ boycott of military courts

Israeli occupation forces are threatening and beating Palestinian detainees in an attempt to pressure them to end their boycott of Israeli military courts.

Some have been forced to attend court sessions, prisoners rights group Addameer said in a statement marking Palestinian Prisoners Day on Tuesday.

It notes that Israel has arrested approximately 800,000 Palestinians and issued over 52,000 administrative detention orders since 1967.

The boycott, which started on 15 February, also includes lawyers and human rights organizations, as prisoners have urged them to take similar action as a way to delegitimize the Israeli military court system.

Prisoners said the boycott will last until Israel ends its practice of administrative detention – the widespread imprisonment of Palestinians without charge or trial that can be renewed indefinitely.

Apr 19 08:51

UN human rights experts condemn Gaza protest killings

Six United Nations human rights experts have condemned Israel’s use of lethal force against unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza.

”We express our outrage over these shootings that may have resulted in unlawful killings and the incomprehensibly high number of injuries sustained,” the experts stated on Tuesday.

Israeli forces have killed 36 Palestinians in Gaza since 30 March, when the Great March of Return rallies were launched. The six-week protest is set to culminate on 15 May, when Palestinians commemorate the ethnic cleansing of the lands on which the state of Israel was declared in 1948.

At least 28 of those killed, including three children and a journalist marked as a member of the press, were fatally wounded during protests, according to the UN experts.

Apr 19 08:50

#IsraelAt70 ~~ MOST JEWS QUITE HAPPY OUTSIDE ITS BORDERS

But seven decades on, the language of Israel and Diaspora, of center and periphery, hub and spoke, homeland and exile, no longer describes the lived reality of the majority of the world’s Jews who continue to reside and thrive outside Israel’s contested borders.

Apr 19 06:52

Jewish Activists Storm Senator's Office as Lawmakers Sound Off on Israel's Conduct at Gaza Border

Five Democratic members of Congress published a statement calling on Israel 'to exercise utmost restraint in the use of deadly force' in Gaza
Note. Why stop there insist on the right of return for Palestinians!

Apr 19 06:43

When Zionism Rubs Up Against Reality

Under international law, crimes against humanity include “murder and other inhumane acts carried out against any civilian population… when such acts are done or such persecutions carried on in execution of or in connection with any crime against peace or any war crime.”
A war crime is an act that constitutes a “serious violation of the laws of war that gives rise to individual criminal responsibility and include intentionally killing civilians… destroying civilian property… and serious violations of the principles of distinction and proportionality, such as strategic bombing of civilian populations.”
Note: First part is the standard mantra against Germany.

Apr 19 06:34

Divided Barnard College Votes On Israel Divestment

“We have a Google Doc of every Barnard student we know, and who’s talking to her,” said Ofir Dayan, the external relations chair of Students Supporting Israel at Columbia University.
Note: Let that statement sink in.

Apr 19 01:33

Should We Bomb Israel For Using Chemical Weapons?

(*or should we attempt to show the same level of tolerance, and restraint we demonstrate towards Israel , everywhere else on Earth , like my grammer school teachers taught us we do , back when America was great ?)

Apr 19 00:52

TRUMP LOOKS FORWARD TO MOVING U.S. EMABASSY TO JERUSALEM

Donald Trump says he’s “looking forward” to moving the US embassy to Jerusalem next month. He struck an eager tone on Twitter, ahead of the opening of an interim facility on May 14 – the date of Israel’s 70th Independence

Tagging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the post, Trump thanked the Israeli people and declared the US has “no better friends anywhere.”

A consulate base in the Arnona neighborhood of Jerusalem has been converted to house the US embassy. The site will host the US Ambassador’s office and the offices of a small number of staff. There are plans to add an annex by the end of 2019.

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Apr 18 22:33

Death by Hypocrisy and Demon Worship; the Israeli Way.

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

Please forgive the use of bad language to punctuate bad behavior. There is no culture on Earth more evil and Satanic than that of Israel founded on the Nazi formula of Theodor Herzl and financed by the Satanic first family of arch-devils, Rothschild clan. The evil of the AshkeNAZI empire had its origin in the translation of the Ashkenazim into Khazar's. In the 9th century, King Bulan of Khazaria got hoodwinked by a filth peddling Talmudist. The Ashka-nimrods object to this linkage which is all the proof needed that it is so. If they say something is so, it is not and if they say something is not so, it is. This is a good rule of thumb to measure them by and it is always a spiritual affirmation to stick that thumb up your ass for emphasis and their version of an holy oil immersion process.

Apr 18 10:48

Palestinian ex-prisoner: You sit there wishing you would die

Due to the presence of some 800 Israeli settlers, Hebron is exceptionally militarised, with the Israeli army imposing severe restrictions on everyday life and the movement of 40,000 Palestinians living there.

Many Palestinians have resorted to building metal enclosures around their homes to avoid being targeted by settlers who regularly hurl abusive comments, throw stones and attack them.

For Abu Sbeih, a particularly testing experience of the occupation came in December 2015 when she was arrested by the Israeli army for plotting, along with three of her nephews, to shoot and kill an Israeli settler in Hebron. According to Abu Sbeih, the settler, Anat Cohen, had for years harassed Palestinians in Hebron with regular and targeted abuse.

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This has become the "new normal", in the treatment of Palestinians by the IDF; false charges; abuse; starvation; and indefinite detentions, which can be renewed at the whim of Israeli officials and no charges are ever filed.

This is why the BDS movement is critical right now; finance is a language the Israelis understand, since they cannot, collectively comprehend the obscene levels of inhumanity with which the Palestinian people are treated.

Apr 18 10:20

'EXPEL OR KILL' GRAFFITI SPRAYED IN VILLAGES NEAR NABLUS

Vandals spray-painted graffiti on walls and slashed tires in the villages of Aswiya and Luban a-Sharqiya, near the West Bank settlement of Eli on Tuesday evening.

The human rights group Yesh Din, an Israeli organization working to improve human rights in the West Bank, condemned the attack and asked the group Nahliel underground, whose members are suspected of the arson attack in the village of Duma in 2015, to come forward.

Apr 18 10:20

US Opens New Military Base In Former ISIS Stronghold

So much for President Donald Trump's promises to pull US troops out of Syria.

Despite the US's insistence that it intends to pull troops out of Syria (at some point, possibly in the distant future), local media report that the US has set up a new military facility in Eastern Deir ez-Zor - not far from ISIS's last major stronghold in Syria, which was crushed by the Syrian Army back in November shortly before they declared victory against ISIS. The region is also known for being rich in oil.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The President we got with Trump was absolutely not the President those who supported him during the campaign, thought we were getting, based on his campaign promises.

I consider myself a reasonably articulate woman; however, that being said, I cannot begin to verbally express the profound disappointment I feel, watching the degree to which Trump has been turned into yet another Ziowarhawk, regarding the Middle East, and I fear that he will turn this region into an even further zone of desolation, destruction, and despair for its people, upon the orders of Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu.

There are moments when the international agendas of Israel and the US government align; but there are far too many moments when they do not, and any President of this nation who is fit to lead, has to have the horse-sense to understand that.

Regime-changing Damascus, into a Western-centric, and Western-compliant country means that Israel can continue to illegally occupy the Golan Heights, and continue to sell that region's oil, rather than the profits from those sales going, legitimately, to the Syrian government.

And then, there is the issue of the 6,000 LB gorilla, draped over the Busendorfer grand, in the living room; that issue is just how much Western nonsence Russia, which has been invited by the Syrian government to help defend it against the Western-backed jihadis, is willing to tolerate.

Folks, we are looking at a potential, full-on war against Russia over Syria, and the US military may well lose this war, because it does not have the weaponry; the troop strength; the manufacturing; or the money to insure a positive outcome here.

I am so looking forward to this government making smarter choices than it has during this administration; unfortunately, with both Israel and the US
military/industrial complex in control, that may only happen...either when pigs discover they are aerodynamic, or when the US government loses a military conflict in the most horrific, embarrassing, and crippling way possible.

Apr 18 10:19

IDF preparing for Iranian retaliation in the air, abroad or through a cyber attack

Military officials believe Iran is determined to respond to Monday’s attack on its drone base in Syria, which killed Iranian soldiers, as soon as possible. Revenge could be taken directly or by one of Iran’s proxy organizations, through a rocket barrage from Syria, a terror attack near the fence or abroad, or an attack on Israeli computer systems.

Apr 18 10:19

Why Gallup Overstates American Sympathy for Israel

How accurate are Gallup polling results in general? Like many other mainstream pollsters, Gallup wrongly predicted a win for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump right up to the day of the 2016 election. Gallup more famously predicted in 1948 that Thomas Dewey would beat Harry S. Truman and also incorrectly forecast a slim victory for Gerald Ford over Jimmy Carter in 1976. While Gallup correctly predicted the winner of the 2008 presidential election, it was ranked by a Fordham scholar at 17th out of 23 polling organizations in terms of precision. In 2012 Gallup wrongly predicted a Mitt Romney win, and received a drubbing by poll analyst Nate Silver as the least accurate among 23 major firms, with a 7.2 point gap from the final result. More gravely, Gallup was criminally charged and paid fines in 2012 over well-documented charges of falsifying data.

Apr 18 10:18

Five arrested, as Jewish protesters block Senator Cardin’s office over his silence on Gaza killings

A group of around 30 demonstrators from the left-wing Jewish group “If Not Now” gathered Monday in front of the office of Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) to protest Israel’s use of deadly force against thousands of Palestinian demonstrators on the Israel-Gaza border in recent weeks. The demonstrators called on Cardin, one of the most senior Democratic Senators on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to denounce Israel’s response, specifically its use of live ammunition to keep Palestinian protesters away from the border fence between Israel and Gaza. The protesters blocked the entrance to Cardin’s office and asked: “How many more lives need to be lost until you will speak up about the violence in Gaza?” Cardin was slated to speak before the annual J Street conference in Washington later on Monday afternoon.

Apr 18 10:17

Canada group slammed after firing staff decrying Israel killings

A press advocacy employee has been sacked following his condemnation of Israel's lethal force used against Palestinians.

Apr 18 09:56

These Ex-Spies Are Harvesting Facebook Photos For A Massive Facial Recognition Database

When Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee last week in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica revelations, he tried to describe the difference between "surveillance and what we do." "The difference is extremely clear," a nervous-looking Zuckerberg said. "On Facebook, you have control over your information... the information we collect you can choose to have us not collect."

But not a single member of the committee pushed the billionaire CEO about surveillance companies who exploit the data on Facebook for profit. Forbes has uncovered one case that might shock them: over the last five years a secretive surveillance company founded by a former Israeli intelligence officer has been quietly building a massive facial recognition database consisting of faces acquired from the giant social network, YouTube and countless other websites. Privacy activists are suitably alarmed.

Apr 18 09:53

Lavrov on S-300 Supply: After West's Attack, We Mull All Options to Defend Syria

Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry had stated that Russian-made air defense systems deployed by the Syrian forces managed to intercept 71 of 103 missiles, fired by the United States, France and the UK on April 14.

“Several years ago we decided not to supply S-300 systems to Syria at our partners’ request. Now, we will consider options to ensure the Syrian state’s security after this outrageous act of aggression from the United States, France and Great Britain,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the BBC.

Responding to the interviewer’s question whether the foreign minister was implying that the recent developments in Syria had made Russia rethink its stance on supplies of the S-300 long range surface-to-air missile systems, Lavrov said that Moscow was ready to consider any means to help the Syrian army curb further aggression.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The deployment of Russia's S-300 in Syria will be an absolute game-changer for any US/UK/French/Israeli plans of aggression against it.

Apr 18 09:44

Some Israeli soldiers on Gaza border have reached out to ‘Breaking the Silence’

Some Israeli soldiers who are posted to the Gaza border have reached out to Breaking the Silence, the dissident Israeli group that prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tried to ban because it publishes soldiers’ testimonies that are highly critical of the occupation.

Avner Gvaryahu, the head of Breaking the Silence, described the contacts during a panel at the J Street conference in Washington yesterday:

As long as there will be an occupation, soldiers will speak out. As long as we will continue to control Palestinians, there will be those people who say I have to take responsibility for what I did. And the numbers of soldiers who are coming are as high as they were ever, you know– even soldiers reaching out who are currently on the border with Gaza.

I later asked Gvaryahu if these soldiers are refusing to shoot, as B’Tselem, the human rights organization, has urged. “No, I said, some of them have reached out to us,” he responded.

Apr 18 09:43

Israel’s F-15 jets stay on alert at home, rather than at drill in the US

Plans shelved for fighter jets to take part in international exercise as IDF braces for Iranian revenge over last week's attack on air base in Syria

Apr 18 09:43

Media Cover-Up: Shielding Israel Is A Matter Of Policy

The term ‘media bias’ does not do justice to the western corporate media’s relationship with Israel and Palestine. The relationship is, indeed, far more profound than mere partiality. It is not ignorance, either. It is a calculated and long-term campaign, aimed at guarding Israel and demonizing Palestinians.

Apr 18 09:42

Israel hints it could hit Iran's 'air force' in Syria

Israel released details on Tuesday about what it described as an Iranian “air force” deployed in neighbouring Syria, including civilian planes suspected of transferring arms, a signal that these could be attacked should tensions with Tehran escalate.

Apr 18 09:22

Influential rabbi teaches would-be Israeli soldiers: Genocide is a mitzvah

Rabbi Ophir Wallas of the Bnei David Military Mechina was caught on video teaching young would-be soldiers that Israelis are, from the halachaic point of view, permitted to wipe out Palestinians, and that only fear of massive retaliation prevents that.

Rabbi Wallas’ words can be heard here. They are taken from a longer lecture he has given his students, which – for those who have too much time on their hands – can be seen here. Here is my translation, with essential footnotes:

Apr 18 09:21

George Washington University divestment vote cancelled due to safety concerns following threatening anti-BDS posters

On the eve of a divestment vote by George Washington University’s (GWU) student senate, multiple students witnessed two men who they say clearly did not attend the university, posting spurious flyers around campus, all with the clear aim of undermining the credibility of the divestment resolution SR-S18-21 or “The Protection of Palestinian Human Rights Act”.

Divest This Time, the student group responsible for the resolution, and supporters like Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) were subjected to the attacks, as were Student Association Senators (SA).

Apr 18 09:20

As Israel becomes a political liability it is time to challenge its enablers

The Great Return March has already made a difference. As thirty thousand non-violent marchers are all indiscriminately viewed as “legitimate targets” for asserting their inalienable human rights, the image of Israel as a liberal democracy, an image already severely tarnished by its brazen embrace of apartheid over the past few years, is now receiving additional blows that will be hard to recover from. US politicians are finally noticing, and expressing criticism of the country that was once untouchable. As Philip Weiss notes: “As protests at the Gaza border get underway this morning, several liberal Democratic politicians have finally objected to Israel’s shooting of unarmed Palestinians at the Gaza fence.” Weiss goes on to point out that the criticism of Israel is nevertheless tempered by the call on Palestinians “to exercise their rights nonviolently,” and describes Senator Elizabeth Warren’s criticism as “tepid.”

Apr 18 09:08

New Amnesty leader calls BDS a tested “tool of resistance”

Amnesty International’s incoming secretary-general is calling the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights a “historically tested peaceful tool of resistance.”

He is also urging Palestine solidarity campaigners to make more use of civil disobedience.

Kumi Naidoo, who will take up his post as chief executive of the global human rights organization in August, made the comments in an interview during Israeli Apartheid Week activities organized by BDS South Africa last month.

The interview, in which journalist Janet Smith also talks to BDS South Africa’s Kwara Kekana, can be seen in the video above.

In the video, Naidoo slams as hypocritical the opposition to the BDS movement that has come from many governments.

Apr 18 09:06

US JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS URGE ICELAND TO NIX BILL BANNING MALE CIRCUMCISION

A letter sent by two US lawmakers urging the government of Iceland to reconsider proposed legislation banning male circumcision was applauded by a number of major American Jewish organizations on Tuesday.

US Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), the committee’s ranking member, said in their statement that outlawing the practice would curtail religious freedoms and alienate Iceland’s minorities.

Apr 18 08:54

World on Fire: Seven Decades with the State of Israel

This May will mark the 70th anniversary of one of the most unlikely events of all time. Which is the creation and reemergence of the State of Israel.

The headlines talking about the coming “celebration” reveal it to be a cesspool of political maneuvering and dominance, mainly by Netanyahu' and his Likud party.

“Israel’s landmark 70th anniversary celebration on Wednesday night was meant to be a stunning display of unity that transcends the usual divisions and cacophony of life here. But the ceremony honoring Israel’s founding in 1948 has already been marred by weeks of unseemly politicking and almost farcical twists and turns, all raucously played out in the Israeli news media.

“It’s supposed to be about Israel and our story and not who takes credit for it,” said Micah Goodman, a popular Israeli philosopher of Jewish thought. “Instead of a moment that transcends tribalism and politics it became somehow very political. This is how you ruin the birthday party.” (NY Times)

Apr 18 08:53

HOW CAN I SUPPORT THAT?

From Boston to San Francisco, young activists from IfNotNow demonstrate outside the offices of prominent Jewish institutions and senators, demanding they condemn Israel’s violence against Gaza protesters.

Apr 18 08:50

IMAGE OF THE DAY ~~ ISRAEL AT 70

Celebrating 70 years of… oppression and apartheid?

Apr 18 08:38

Army Fires Artillery Shells Into Southern Gaza, Injures Five Palestinians, One Seriously

Israeli soldiers fired, on Wednesday at dawn, at least two artillery shells into Palestinian lands, close to the border fence east of Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, wounding five Palestinians, including one who suffered a serious injury.

Media sources said the soldiers, stationed across the border fence east of Khuza’a town, fired at least two shells at Palestinians who approached the border fence, wounding five; one seriously.

They added that the soldiers also fired several live rounds at Red Crescent ambulances and medics who rushed to the scene.

Apr 18 08:38

Israeli Soldiers Attack Nonviolent Protesters, Journalists, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers attacked, Tuesday, dozens of nonviolent protesters and journalists, during a protest held by families of political prisoners near the northern entrance of al-Biereh city, in central West Bank, wounding many of them.

The soldiers deliberately attacked journalists documenting the nonviolent procession and fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at them.

The army also resorted to the excessive use of force against the nonviolent protesters, and fired gas bombs at them, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, and wounding two who were directly shot with gas bombs, including one who was hit in the head.

The nonviolent procession was held by more than 200 mothers or wives of political prisoners, in addition to many residents, including political leaders, who marched carrying Palestinian flags and pictures of imprisoned loved ones.

Apr 18 08:35

150 European Organizations Call on EU to Stop Funding Israeli Arms

Today, on the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Political Prisoners, more than 150 European trade unions, political parties, human rights organizations and faith groups from over 16 European countries have issued a call urging the EU to uphold its legal responsibilities and exclude Israeli military companies from EU Framework Programs.

This call – accompanied by a video briefing – comes at a time when at least 35 unarmed Palestinians have been shot dead by Israeli snipers during three weeks of protests at Gaza’s border with Israel.

Apr 18 02:23

Iran strongly determined to fight for Golan Heights

The Trump administration is looking for a replacement for the American military contingent in the north of Syria. If the United States agrees with Saudi Arabia, the situation in the south of the country will become a lot more intense as Iran and Israel stand on the brink of war. Does it all depend on Putin's decision, who still remains angered with the most recent bombings of Syria? On the night of April 17, Syrian Shayrat air base in Homs was shelled again. Pentagon officials said that the United States was not conducting military operations in the region. Iran held Israel responsible and threatened with "an appropriate response," Haaretz newspaper reported citing a statement from official representative of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Bahram Ghassemi.

Apr 17 16:42

Social Media Now Being Used by Police and Intelligence Agencies to Collect Biometrics

By Nicholas West

Amid the ongoing Facebook/Cambridge Analytica debacle over their general surveillance and misuse of users’ private data, there is an emerging trend that is infinitely more disturbing...

Apr 17 13:33

Israeli defense minister claims right of 'total freedom of action' in Syrian airspace

Israel will not accept any limitations to its operations in Syrian airspace against 'Iranian threat', the defense minister said, expressing hope that "communication" lines with Moscow will help avoid any "friction" in the air.

On Tuesday morning, a series of missile strikes once again targeted Syrian military infrastructure. The Pentagon, which led the coordinated April 14 assault against Syrian targets with its British and French allies, denied its involvement in attacking a new set of targets. Israel, which struck Syria's Tiyas (T-4) airfield in Homs province on April 9, also failed to acknowledge bombing its neighbor.

Yet the new attack against Syria comes just hours after Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman vowed to protect the country's national interests through breaching Syrian airspace if necessary.

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There is no "right" to invade other countries.

Apr 17 11:58

Israelis Kill Unarmed Protesters, Barely Notice

Write down: I, Uri Avnery, soldier number 44410 of the Israel army, hereby dissociate myself from the army sharpshooters who murder unarmed demonstrators along the Gaza Strip, and from their commanders, who give them the orders, up to the commander in chief.

We don’t belong to the same army, or to the same state. We hardly belong to the same human race.

Is my government committing "war crimes" along the border of the Gaza Strip?

I don’t know. I am not a jurist.

It seems that officials of the International Criminal Court believe that the acts of our soldiers do constitute war crimes. They demand an international investigation.

To prevent that, our army command proposes an Israeli military investigation. That is manifestly ridiculous – an army investigating itself about acts committed on direct orders of the Chief of Staff.

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THIS... is why the BDS movement is so critically important right now.

The language of economy, is a language the Israelis understand; they do not understand any kind of compassion against Palestinians. The only feeling they have toward the Palestinians is simply one of contempt, and a desire to have their own "Final Solution" against them that the world will buy off on.

This simply cannot be allowed to happen, period, end of discussion.

Apr 17 11:54

SENIOR IRANIAN COMMANDER: ISRAEL CAN NO LONGER THREATEN IRAN

Iranian Army Ground Forces commander Brig.-Gen. Kiumars Heidari has warned that Israel can no longer threaten the Islamic Republic.

As tensions continue to rise along Israel’s northern border, Heidari said Iran’s armed forces “are much more powerful than before” and that “the date has been set” for Israel’s destruction, according to official news agency Mehr. He was speaking in Tehran ahead of Iran’s Army Day.

Israeli officials have repeatedly voiced concerns over the growing Iranian entrenchment on its borders and the smuggling of sophisticated weaponry to Hezbollah, from Tehran to Lebanon via Syria, stressing that both are redlines for the Jewish state.

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That is a rather empty statement considering Israel's nuclear arsenal.

Apr 17 11:51

Russia cannot limit Israel's actions in Syria: Lieberman

Israel will not accept limitations on its "actions" in Syria from Russia or any other country, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday, a week after a deadly raid attributed to the Jewish state.

"We will maintain total freedom of action. We will not accept any limitation when it comes to the defence of our security interests," Lieberman said in a video interview with the Walla news site in response to a question on Russia's criticism of the recent strike.

"But we do not want to provoke the Russians. We have an open line of communication at the level of senior officers. The Russians understand us and the fact is that for years we have managed to avoid friction with them" in Syria.

Lieberman again accused Israel's main enemy Iran of seeking to entrench itself militarily in neighbouring Syria and threaten his country.

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Lieberman has a PhD ( Sh*t Piled Higher and Deeper) when it comes to these brazenly hubristic threats against Russia and Iran.

I would politely suggest that he may want to rethink his public dissing of Russia at this point; Russia understands how to respond asymetrically, and there will, most probably, not be a thing Tel Aviv will be able to do to prevent this.

Apr 17 11:37

FLASHBACK - Top US General Says American Troops Should Be Ready To Die For Israel

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same..." This is the oath of enlistment that every American military service member or federal employee takes upon entry into government service (with slight variation for commissioned officers).

With the largest joint U.S.-Israeli air defense exercise ever conducted having recently concluded, which involved over 2,500 American service personnel, and in the midst of heightened Israeli involvement in the Syrian war, we find ourselves asking...

Are US troops ready to fight an

Apr 17 11:35

Settlers Storm Archaeological Site, Damage Grave in Islamic Cemetery

A group of Israeli settlers, on Monday, stormed a historic archaeological site in the town of Sebastia, near Nablus, northern West Bank, under heavy protection by the Israeli army.

The mayor of Sebastia Mohammed Azem, told WAFA that a number of settlers, broke into the site amid the protection by the army, who closed the area for any other visitors.

He added that confrontations broke out in the area, following the visit, while Israeli soldiers fired teargas towards the protesters.

Azem pointed out that the town is constantly attacked by the occupation and settlers, especially with the approach of a national festival in the town that will be organized by the municipality next Friday, and will be held in the archaeological area.

In a separate incident, two Israeli settlers, in the early Monday morning hours, have reportedly damaged a grave in Bab Al-Rahma historic Islamic cemetery, adjacent to the eastern wall of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, defiling it.

Apr 17 11:35

PPS: “6500 Palestinians Are Detained By Israel; 1928 Abducted This Year”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) issued a statement marking the “Palestinians Prisoners’ Day,” on April 17th, and said that Israel is holding captive 6500 detainees, including 1928 who were abducted since the beginning of this year.

In its report, the PPS said that Israel is holding captive 6500 Palestinians, including 350 children, 62 women, and six democratically-elected legislators. Among the imprisoned women are 21 mothers, and eight children.

It added that 48 of the Palestinians detainees have been held since more than 20 years, 25 since more than 25 years, and 12 since more than 30 years.

Apr 17 11:34

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians, including a senior political leader of the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), during extensive and violent searches of homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank.

The soldiers also distributed leaflets in the al-Am’ari refugee camp, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, warning “further restrictions and ongoing invasions,” if the Palestinians continue their protests.

In addition, the army said some of its military jeeps were attacked with stones and Molotov Cocktails in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, and claimed to locate a pistol during searches in the West Bank.

Apr 17 11:21

Senior IDF official admits Israeli responsibility for Syria T-4 strike

In a first-of-its-kind admission of responsibility, unnamed IDF source confirms to New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman strike on drone base was carried out by Israel, 'first time live Iranian targets' were hit; Friedman reveals one of strike's casualties was commander of Quds Force's drone unit.

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Apr 17 10:35

Breaking: Syrian Military Confirms Israeli Missiles Targeted Airbase in Eastern Homs

The Syrian military announced at approximately 1:10 A.M. (Damascus Time), the Israeli Air Force fired several missiles towards the Shay’rat Airbase and its surrounding area in the Homs Governorate.

According to the statement, the Syrian Air Defense managed to intercept several of the missiles, but there was no mention as to whether or not the Israelis scored any direct hits.

This attack by Israel tonight marks the second time in seven days that they have targeted the eastern countryside of the Homs Governorate.

Apr 17 10:32

Israeli intelligence reportedly says Trump's Syria strike failed, didn't take out much of anything

Israeli intelligence officials have concluded that the US, UK, and France's missile strikes on Syria's suspected chemical weapons sites were a failure.

Multiple Israeli government and military sources criticized the strikes effectiveness in hurting Syria's ability to conduct chemical attacks.

These officials also criticized President Donald Trump talking about the strikes beforehand.

The US and allies' strikes on Syria likely didn't change anything on the battlefield, and it's hard to know how much of the chemical weapons stockpile was hit.

Apr 17 10:01

As Israel pushes for West Bank railway, Palestinians brace for more land grabs

For Mahmoud Shuqair, life in the small village of al-Zawiyeh is a waiting game. Once the proud owner of dozens of acres of land, Shuqair has seen swathes of his family land confiscated by Israel over the years.

Now, with the resurfacing of previously shelved plans of a settler-only light rail connecting West Bank settlements with Israeli cities inside the Green Line, Shuqair says it’s only a matter of time before he sees nearly all of his land taken by the state of Israel.

Apr 17 09:48

Israel sanctions owners of buses used by Gaza protesters

Israel says it is sanctioning the owners of Gaza buses used to transport Hamas activists to border demonstrations.

The head of Cogat, the military body for Palestinian civilian affairs, wrote on Facebook that 14 companies ignored warnings and bused "violent" protesters. Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai said Monday that they and their families will be denied extra "privileges" and ties to Israel will be "canceled," without elaborating.

Apr 17 09:47

The Two State Solution Is Dead. Supporting It Is Supporting Occupation.

The past three weekends in Gaza, we have watched, stunned, as unarmed Palestinian protesters have been gunned down by Israeli snipers. The soldiers were given explicit orders to shoot anyone approaching the fence that separates Israel and Gaza, in violation of international law, and condemnation of Israel’s actions has been swift and widespread.

The International Criminal Court has warned Israel that it is watching how it is using lethal force against unarmed protesters for possible war crimes. And from the New York Times editorial board to international rights organizations, many have called for accountability for Israel’s actions.

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Apr 17 09:46

First Dublin, Now Gennevilliers: Israel Blocks Entry to French Mayor, Claiming He Supports BDS

Mayor Leclerc Patrice prevented from entering Israel from Jordan; Israeli officials note he sought to visit jailed Palestinian lawmaker Barghouti in the past

Apr 17 09:40

American Empathy Gap: Massacres in Gaza and US Silence

Let us begin with a thought experiment: imagine dozens of unarmed, protesting Caucasian Christians or Jews – say, Israelis or Europeans – were shot dead by heavily armed brown folks, like, say Palestinian Muslims. What would we call this? That’s easy: terrorism. How would the media cover such an event? Simple: extensively and emotionally, probably for many days. The smiling faces of the victims would be splashed across the screens of television networks from Fox News to MSNBC.

Apr 17 09:39

Israelis Kill Unarmed Protesters, Barely Notice

Write down: I, Uri Avnery, soldier number 44410 of the Israel army, hereby dissociate myself from the army sharpshooters who murder unarmed demonstrators along the Gaza Strip, and from their commanders, who give them the orders, up to the commander in chief.

We don’t belong to the same army, or to the same state. We hardly belong to the same human race.

Is my government committing "war crimes" along the border of the Gaza Strip?

Apr 17 09:33

‘NY Times’ coverage of Gaza turns biased again, partly in response to pressure from Hasbara Central

After a hopeful improvement, the New York Times coverage of the Gaza protests is unfortunately back to its normal one-sided reporting — and intense pressure from Hasbara Central is surely a major reason. Take a look at this tweet yesterday, as the paper’s main reporter, David Halbfinger, jumps to respond to a pro-Israel critic:

Apr 17 09:32

IN PHOTOS ~~ MULTI DEMOS IN NEW YORK

DEMO @ UNION SQ. IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE RIGHT OF RETURN MARCH

Apr 17 09:16

Force And More Force – Then What?

Is there no other doctrine than the doctrine of force that’s being used by the government here? What about the doctrine of common interest, for example? Or the doctrine of negotiation, rather than confrontation? After the October 1973 war, a department was set up in Military Intelligence called Ipkha Mistabra (Aramaic for “on the contrary”), whose job was to put forward and explore ideas and directions that contradicted widely held assumptions.

Where is the Jewish mind that’s supposed to be so smart and creative? Does it only work in minor matters, while on fateful ones it is paralyzed by fear of the messianic right? For example, why not just talk to Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas? But the leadership here is stuck on the doctrine of force. If it doesn’t want to talk to Mahmoud Abbas, it it going to talk with Hamas’ Ismail Haniyeh?

Apr 17 09:13

Israel summons Irish Ambassador over 'campaign of hatred and discrimination'

THE Israeli government accused Dublin City Council of “waging a campaign of hatred and discrimination” during a meeting with the Irish Ambassador in Jerusalem.

Ambassador Alison Kelly was summoned to a meeting with the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a move that follows a row over the participation of Dublin Lord Mayor’s in an event in the disputed West Bank territory.

Tensions between the two countries are growing, with the Ministry this evening issuing a statement accusing the City Council of “two hostile decisions”.

This is a reference to motions passed by councillors on Monday. One proposed expelling the Israeli ambassador to Ireland, while the other supported the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign.

Apr 17 09:06

Gaza fishers caught in net cast from all sides

The Israeli navy claimed that it shot at Ismail’s boat after the fishermen on board ignored warnings and crossed a shifting Israeli-imposed limit on Gaza’s territorial waters.

But eyewitnesses say the reality is different. There were three men on the boat that day; the other two were both injured and arrested. One said, after his release, that the boat was only three miles from Gaza’s shoreline – well within the six-mile limit – and was heading back toward Gaza, not toward Israel, as the military said.

Apr 17 08:51

IDF Chief Says Israel Is Becoming Like Nazi Germany, Refuses to Back Down

Last year, a top Israeli general’s comments during the country’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Day address sparked controversy when he likened the atmosphere in modern day Israel to 1930’s Nazi Germany.

“If there is anything that frightens me in the remembrance of the Holocaust, it is discerning nauseating processes that took place in Europe in general, and in Germany specifically back then, 70, 80 and 90 years ago, and seeing evidence of them here among us in the year 2016,” Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, the Israeli army’s deputy chief of staff said.

Now, the outgoing IDF Deputy Chief has doubled down on his remarks and in an interview this week, defended his controversial speech.

As the Times of Israel reports, Golan, speaking in a new video interview produced by the military, said he “didn’t realize it would go to the very political place that it went,” but added that he “doesn’t take back the remarks.”

Apr 17 08:41

Whose Wars?

In March 2003, Pat Buchanan wrote a groundbreaking article entitled “Whose War?” in opposition to the Bush Administration fueled growing hysteria over Saddam Hussein’s alleged weapons of mass destruction which was producing demands for an armed intervention to disarm him. Buchanan rightly identified a number of prominent Jewish officials and journalists closely tied to the Israel Lobby as the principal driving force behind the rush to go to war.

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Apr 17 07:52

Western Military Debacle in Eastern Ghouta

You won’t be hearing any of this in the western news media because the U.S./UK definitely want to keep the lid on this report. Compiled by Chinese intelligence analysts and explained below by Evgeniy Satanovskiy, one of Russia’s leading Middle East experts, it throws a new light on the situation in Syria and, indirectly, the Skripals poisoning too.
According to the Chinese analysts hundreds of U.S. Special Forces and advisors were killed or wounded in East Ghouta during the recent Syrian Arab Army assault. On March 17 alone Chinese analysts estimate that as many as 200 U.S. Special Forces personnel were “eliminated”.

Apr 17 06:54

The Neocons’ Real Plan for Syria Emerges from the Lack of Rubble

I told you over the weekend that Trump’s presidency was over. As a practical matter it is. His yielding to his ‘advisors’ on every foreign policy issue makes it clear that he can’t or won’t stand up to the relentless pressure to do what his instincts tell him.

This morning’s article at the Deep State Washington Post paints a very clear picture of what the situation is. The advisors whose loyalties are dubious run the show. Their thinking has not evolved one whit from previous administrations.

Remember what Russian President Vladimir Putin always says, “Presidents change. Policies do not.”

Apr 16 21:16

Israeli missiles target military base allegedly filled with Russian soldiers: unconfirme

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Air Defense has downed three Israeli missiles over the strategic Dumayr Airbase in eastern Damascus, Al-Mayadeen News reported tonight.

Apr 16 19:59

Death by Hypocrisy and Demon Worship; the Israeli Way.

Please forgive the use of bad language to punctuate bad behavior. There is no culture on Earth more evil and Satanic than that of Israel founded on the Nazi formula of Theodor Herzl and financed by the Satanic first family of arch-devils, Rothschild clan. The evil of the AshkeNAZI empire had its origin in the translation of the Ashkenazim into Khazar's. In the 9th century, King Bulan of Khazaria got hoodwinked by a filth peddling Talmudist. The Ashka-nimrods object to this linkage which is all the proof needed that it is so. If they say something is so, it is not and if they say something is not so, it is. This is a good rule of thumb to measure them by and it is always a spiritual affirmation to stick that thumb up your ass for emphasis and their version of an holy oil immersion process.

http://www.smoking-mirrors.com/2018/04/death-by-hypocrisy-and-demon-wo...

Apr 16 17:54

Israel Launches More Airstrikes On Airbase Near Homs In Syria

They are trying to provoke Iran into a retaliation.

Update: The Syrian military announced at approximately 1:10 A.M. local time that the Israeli Air Force fired several missiles towards the Shayrat Airbase and its surrounding area in the Homs Governorate. According to the statement, the Syrian Air Defense managed to intercept several of the missiles, but there was no mention as to whether or not the Israelis scored any direct hits.

This attack by Israel tonight marks the second time in seven days that they have targeted the eastern countryside of the Homs Governorate.

Meanwhile, the US confirmed it wasn't behind the latest attack:

We had barely finished commenting on Israel's admission that it was responsible for last Monday's deadly strike on Syria's T4 military base - supposedly in retaliation for an Iranian drone flight in February - when reports hit of another Israeli strike, this time targeting Syria's Shayrat airbase near Homs.

Apr 16 17:37

BREAKING: 'EXPLOSION' at ISRAELI held area of Golan near Syria border

A LARGE explosion has been heard in the Israeli held area of Golan Heights near the Syrian border immediately after an airstrike hit several Syrian bases, it has been reported.

Apr 16 16:16

BREAKING: Syria AIRSTRIKE – Military responding to 'ISRAELI ATTACK' in Damascus and Homs

According to local reports, several missiles were launched after “unknown warplanes” entered Syrian airspace from Lebanon.

A military source added that the Syrian military believes Israeli warplanes were responsible.

It is currently unclear what the airstrike was targeting.

Initial reports claim the raid is aimed at the T4 base, but others say it is aimed at Shyrat AB which was hit last year in the US Tomahawk attack.

A number of reporters have said there are "Israeli warplanes" flying at high-altitude carrying out the attack after crossing the borders through Lebanon.

A statement from the Syrian regime added that several missiles were intercepted, but these reports are unconfirmed.

Apr 16 15:51

ROCKET ALERT Syria’s air defence fires missiles at suspected Israeli warplanes above Damascus

THE Syrian air defence has fired missiles at suspected Israeli warplanes above Damascus.

Videos on social media show what appear to be shots fired over the country side in the East of the country region.

Apr 16 15:37

Israel tries to dissociate itself from claim of responsibility for Syria raid

Not so mouthy now the self-designated P3 have got cold feet. Israel want to claim victim-hood if Iran retaliates.

Apr 16 14:58

Report: 'Israel Fears Trump May See Job as Done in Syria, Leave Israel Alone to Face Iran'

Israel's top military officials fear President Trump may see his "job as done in Syria" and pull out of the nation, effectively leaving Israel "alone to face the dangers posed by Iran."

Apr 16 14:04

Russia Cannot Limit Israel’s Actions In Syria: Lieberman

JERUSALEM: Israel will not accept limitations on its “actions” in Syria from Russia or any other country, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday, a week after a deadly raid attributed to the Jewish state.

We will maintain total freedom of action. We will not accept any limitation when it comes to the defence of our security interests,” Lieberman said>>>

(*look at that JERUSALEM pre-story mark , where TEL AVIV used to be . "27" dsys until we might not be able to take exception to this kind of arrogance , any more )

Apr 16 12:54

Israel advocacy groups demand questionable changes to Virginia textbooks, reports IRmep

Requested changes include:

Deletion of references to Israel "occupying" territories captured during the 1967 Six-Day War and substituting "controlled." International conventions clearly outline the responsibility of occupying powers and the illegality of collective punishment and population transfers.

Changes to maps to recognize Israel's declared "annexation" of East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. The U.S. and most other countries do not officially recognize Israeli annexation of either territory.

Substitution of references to "occupied territories" to "captured areas."

Substitution of references to "Jewish settlers" and "settlements" with "building of homes and communities."

Deletion of a lesson reviewing a video documentary by Iranian-American religious studies scholar, author, producer and television host Reza Aslan.
Deletion of an activity based on reading the biography and work of Palestinian legislator Hanan Ashrawi.

Apr 16 12:16

Cohen attorneys say feds seized devices that have 'nothing to do' with warrant, rip 'unprecedented' search

Gorilla Dust! Diversion and blackmail. Using a stripper for a cover up!
Two evil factions slugging it out over a prostrate and wounded America!
Is there a false flag coming?

Attorneys for Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, in their latest court filing, blasted the FBI for its “unprecedented” raid on his properties last week and claimed the feds seized items that “have nothing to do with the probable cause” on which the warrant was granted.

Apr 16 11:22

Scientist Debunks US Claims—Releases Video Evidence US Bombed Syrian Cancer Research Facility

The attacked launched by the United States, the United Kingdom and France, has reduced the Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries Research Institute in Barzeh to rubble, according to a report from the Syrian Arab News Agency, which noted that the facility’s use “centered on preparing the chemical compositions for cancer drugs, and conducting chemical analyses of the materials entering Syria, which are used in pharmaceutical and food industries.”

Scientist Saeed Saeed, head of the Institution for the Development of Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries, told CCTV+ that while the facility was used by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in 2013, it is now used as a research center for pharmaceutical products because sanctions from the Western countries that are bombing Syria have resulted in a shortage of medication.

Apr 16 10:52

Trump a Geopolitical Know-Nothing Endangering Humanity

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
He’s a real estate businessman/television personality, America’s first Reality TV president.

A geopolitical know-thing, he largely knows rubbish fed him in daily briefings, along with what extremist neocons infesting his administration tell him and Fox News disinformation, his favorite channel – all of the above manipulating his thinking.

He’s not intellectually gifted like Jefferson, John Adams and John Quincy Adams, Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt, Madison, Lincoln, Wilson and Jack Kennedy.

Unlike TR and JFK, he disdains reading, preferring oral communications in simple language. He can’t be bothered with policy papers, nothing more than a brief paragraph or two, if that.

“I don’t need…200-page reports on something that can be handled on a page. That I can tell you.”

Apr 16 09:29

US, Israel aim to divide and conquer Middle East

In a recent broadcast, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes denounced the sordid attempts of 16 leading Democratic lawmakers who, under the influence of the Israeli lobby, are pushing to impose new economic sanctions on Iran, which is designed to sabotage Obama’s rapprochement with the Islamic Republic.

Although this condemnation of the Zionist lobby’s implacable warmongering is admirable, in the strictly confined discourse we see on the mainstream media presenters of this caliber refuse to state the obvious, which is that the United States has no right whatsoever to tell any country what to do on any matter, either foreign or domestic. Economic sanctions are an act of war, yet the US has imposed crippling economic sanctions on dozens of countries around the world, strangling the life out of them like a deadly python suffocating its victims.

Apr 16 09:18

WE HAD A LAND ONCE ~~ WE HAD A LIFE ONCE

Life before expulsion in Palestine: “We were there. We do exist.” Today, 7 million+ Palestinians are denied their right to return by Israel.

Apr 16 08:51

WATCH THE HEAD OF MOSSAD ADMIT ISRAEL IS HELPING AL-QAEDA IN SYRIA

Apr 16 08:42

EX-CHIEF PROSECUTOR LADOR GOES FOR JUGULAR IN NETANYAHU PROBES

Former state attorney Moshe Lador has gone for the jugular in the probes of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Lador has repeatedly told the The Jerusalem Post that Case 1000, the Illegal Gifts Affair, and Case 2000, the Yediot Aharonot-Israel Hayom Affair, were clear-cut cases for indictment – not close calls as the current prosecution has presented them.

Apr 16 08:40

John Bolton, Trump’s Israel First NeoCon Adviser, “Coordinated” U.S. Strike On Syria With Israel

Last night, President Trump announced his disgraceful decision to launch “precision” strikes targeting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, a decision which was based entirely on fake news promulgated by the Jewish mainstream mass media and Western political establishment.

Apr 16 08:11

Palestine: 4 Palestinians killed in Gaza by suspected Israeli shelling

Four Palestinians were killed in a suspected Israeli artillery shelling in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

In a statement, ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said the four were killed east of Rafah city in the southern Gaza Strip.

“Medical teams are still searching the area,” he said.

Local Palestinian media said Israeli forces fired tank shells at a position of Palestinian group Hamas east of Rafah, killing four people.

The four were identified as Amjad Qartous, 18, Ayed Hamaydeh, 23, Hesham Kallab, 18, and Hesham Abdul-Al, 22. All four were from from the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah.

Apr 16 08:11

Rights groups: Gaza protests aren't combat, IDF must stop shooting protesters

After three weeks in which Israeli army snipers have killed dozens and wounded well over 1,200 protesters inside the Gaza Strip, four prominent human rights organizations petitioned Israel’s High Court of Justice on Sunday, demanding that the court order the state to revoke the rules of engagement that permit shooting demonstrators who pose no danger to human life.

The overwhelming majority of those who were killed and wounded by Israeli forces over the past three weeks were unarmed participants in the “Great Return March,” a 45-day series of festivals and protests set to culminate on Nakba Day in mid-May.

The rights groups asked the court for an urgent hearing — before this Friday’s protests.

Apr 16 08:09

Avi Gabbay, leader of Israel’s Labour Party cuts links with Jeremy Corbyn alleging ‘anti-Semitism’

Last week the new leader of the Israeli Labour Party, Avi Gabbay issued a letter cutting his links with Jeremy Corbyn. It is doubtful that this racist twerp had any links in the first place. His actions were designed to aid those seeking to overthrow Corbyn. The last person Jeremy Corbyn needs to take lessons from, when it comes to racism, is Avi Gabbay of the Israeli Labour Party, a party that openly supports segregation and Apartheid.

Apr 16 08:08

What Kind of State Demolishes Schools? Israel

The Zionists International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of ‘anti-Semitism’ says that ‘criticism of Israel similar to that levelled against any other country cannot be regarded as antisemitic’ with the clear implication that other criticism is anti-Semitic.

The problem is of course that Israel is not ‘any other country’. It is unlike all other countries being a settler colonial state. In what other liberal democracy, which is what Israel claims to be, would you have whole villages of an ethnic minority demolished in order that a racially exclusive town could be built on top of it? That is what is happening to Bedouin villages in Israel’s Negev.

Apr 16 08:07

20 Dead After Israeli Warplanes Reportedly Attack Iranian Military Base In Syria

Pro-syrian govt media: no attack on Jabal Azzan in the Aleppo Province

All other media: attack on Jabal Azzan in the Aleppo Province

Explosion happened near location where pro-Iranian Afghani Fatemiyoun located.

Unclear if explosion result of airstrike or explosives detonating within the warehouse.

At least 20 dead including Iranian officers.

Apr 16 07:59

Army Abducts Eight Palestinians, Injures Four, In Nablus And Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, eight Palestinians, and injured four others, during military invasions of Nablus and Jenin, in the northern parts of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers invaded and violently searched many homes in the city, and abducted Mohammad Emad Tazaz’a, Amjad Damouni, Mustafa Kamil Dib’ey and Ahmad Hakim Jamil.

They added that the soldiers also invaded many stores along Nazareth Road, north of Jenin, violently searched them and confiscated surveillance recordings.

The soldiers also invaded the Shuhada Junction, in the center of Nablus city, and shot five Palestinian protesters, after firing rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at them.

Apr 16 07:53

GW student gov takes another crack at BDS bill

George Washington University's Student Association will soon vote on a BDS resolution that calls on the school to divest from companies such as Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

The bill, which failed to pass last year, accuses Israel of being an apartheid state, while asserting that the university's mission statement compels it to support BDS.

Apr 16 07:43

Jewish-American on Israel's Fascism: "No Hope For Change From Within"

Apr 15 17:56

Netanyahu: The West should treat Iran the same way it treated Syria

The chitzpuh is strong in Bibi. Will MP May demand that Israel gives up it's nukes and chemical weapons? Does she worry about Israel's nuclear armed submarines attacking Britain or Nato ally Germany?

Netanyahu said he told May that “the important international message that was given with the attack was zero tolerance for the use of non-conventional weapons. I added that this policy also needs to be expressed in preventing terrorist states and organizations from obtaining nuclear capabilities.”

Apr 15 09:07

BREAKING!. ISRAEL Attacks Iranian Base/Syria

Apr 15 09:04

UN Chief Warns of ‘Full-Blown Military Escalation' Over Syria Attacks

Sure hope this is fake news.

As US President Donald Trump is said to be considering a full scale ground assault against the Syrian administration of President Bashar al-Assad, the top UN official has decried the onset of a new global Cold War and warned against “full-blown military escalation” in the war-torn region.

Apr 15 08:48

RUSSIAN SUPPLY OF S-300 SYSTEMS TO SYRIA MAJOR THREAT TO IAF

With Russia considering supplying the S-300 surface-to- air missile systems to Syria, Israel’s air superiority is at risk of being challenged in one of its most difficult arenas.

With a de-confliction mechanism in place with Russia over Syria in order to avoid any unwanted conflict with the superpower, Israel has largely had free reign over Syrian skies to carry out strikes on targets deemed a threat to the Jewish state.

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Stop bombing other peoples' countries!

Apr 15 08:46

IN THE MIDST OF THE HORRORS, GAZA’S CHILDREN TRY TO LIVE A HAPPY LIFE VIA CINEMA

This is a message of gratitude and appreciation for making this initiative real. Without your generous donations, we wouldn’t be able to reach many of children across the Gaza Strip, and offer them some moments of peace, dialogue, and entertainment. We are determined to continue in this track, this time with more commitment and enthusiasm. We always appreciate your input and feedback. If you wish to know more, please contact us on info@gazachildrencinema.org.

Apr 15 07:54

FLASHBACK: FEC: Trump Owns Stock In Missile Company Used To Bomb Syria

The report reveals that Donald Trump has stock with U.S. defense contractor Raytheon. Trump stands to personally profit from the purchase of 59 Tomahawk missiles used by the US Navy – which has cost the taxpayer between $60 million and $82 million dollars.

Apr 15 07:49

Trump Lied to Americans Again; Syrian Drug Treatment Centers Reduced to Rubble (+Video)

DAMASCUS (Tasnim) – US President Donald Trump lied to the American people after the US military in conjunction with British and French forces, instead of striking alleged “targets associated with chemical weapons” capabilities in Syria, hit a center for producing anti-cancer drugs near Damascus.

Apr 15 07:46

Bill Clinton Bombs an Aspirin Factory

Same bunch of lies used to bomb,terrorize and murder,just a different country and a different Deep State Puppet!
Donald Trump is a Neocon,lover of Israel,War Criminal and Mentally ill liar.
The opposition to him is a Psyop! Same as the old Boss!

Apr 15 07:46

Israel’s genocidal explanations for killing unarmed protesters are only isolating it further

Israeli leaders have been making downright genocidal claims against Palestinians, and the rhetoric finally seems to be backfiring. The government’s line on “defending itself from terrorists” is not being swallowed by the world as easily as it used to be. Especially because those genocidal statements betray other than “defensive” intentions to the actions in Gaza. And the process is accelerating Israel’s delegitimization as a supposed liberal democracy.

Take for example Likud spokesman Eli Hazan’s claim that “all 30,000 [Gazan protesters] are legitimate targets.”

Or Defense Minister Lieberman’s claim that “there are no innocent people in Gaza”.

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