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Nov 22 09:20

YET ANOTHER PALESTINIAN VILLAGE TO BE ERASED BY ZION

A small but picturesque village on Jerusalem’s hillside may soon be transformed forever.

Lifta, an historic village in a bucolic spot at the entrance to Jerusalem, is at the center of a preservation fight over an Israeli plan to build villas there.

The village, located on the outskirts of Jerusalem, is on a tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage sites, and the World Monuments Fund organization has put it on its list of sites under threat.

Nov 22 09:20

ARAB COMPLICITY IN THE LIQUIDATION OF PALESTINE

If you do not want to read and consider difficult political issues, please
ignore this post (it is merely an opinion which you may not share).

Nov 21 12:08

A state without a state and an authority without authority

The proposed plan abandons the notion of an independent Palestinian state on the 4 June 1967 borders. Instead, it states that the presence of settlers in the West Bank is legal and any evacuation of these invading settlers who have taken over Palestinian territories is a form of ethnic cleansing, according to Netanyahu. Hence, the plan legitimises the presence of the occupation and permits the confiscation of others’ land by force.

Nov 21 09:56

ROGER WATERS RESPONDS TO NICK CAVE ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS

Roger Waters responded to criticism from Australian singer Nick Cave over the former Pink Floyd frontman’s prominent advocacy of an artists’ boycott of Israel, telling him it “isn’t about music – it’s about human rights.”

Nov 21 09:25

The Anti-Iran Axis Tries to 'Blackmail' Palestine

The Trump administration's threat to close the PLO mission in Washington, DC is part of a wider US-Israel-Saudi effort to assert regional dominance, says Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies

Nov 21 09:23

'No relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel,' Saudi FM says

"The Arab conditions are clear – two states with a Palestinian state whose capital is East Jerusalem."

Nov 21 09:20

TOOSDAY’S TOON ~~ PUNISHING PALESTINE FOR ISRAEL’S CRIMES

Nov 21 07:50

Palestinian Alliance Slam Arab League Move against Lebanese Hezbollah

The Alliance of Palestinian Resistance Forces condemned the Arab League foreign ministers’ statement which accused the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement of terrorism.

Nov 20 10:05

U.S. Says PLO Office Must Close After Palestinians Call To Prosecute Israel

A U.S. State Department official announced that the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington, D.C., must shut down, saying the Palestinians violated U.S. law by calling on the International Criminal Court to prosecute Israel authorities.

Nov 20 09:47

Israelis don't want peace with Palestinians, former US secretary of state says

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has criticized Israeli leaders for being uninterested in peace while praising Palestinians for their commitment to "nonviolence."

Nov 20 09:34

Strategy to ‘suffocate’ Gaza strip revealed in Israeli govt docs from Six Day War

Israel has released declassified documents from after the Six Day War which reveal the government’s plans to starve Gaza and its controversial plans to deal with the Palestinians.

The declassified documents were released on the Israel State Archives on Thursday and include hundreds of pages of minutes from cabinet meetings between August and December 1967, soon after the Six Day War ended the previous June.

Nov 20 09:30

Israeli settlers desecrate Jonah Tomb in occupied West Bank

Hundreds of Israeli settlers have stormed Jonah’s Tomb north of the southern occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron), desecrating the site venerated by Jews, Christians and Muslims.

Nov 20 09:20

EVERY NACHT IS KRISTALLNACHT IN PALESTINE

On 9 November for the 78th time we commemorate the Kristallnacht and German politicians, together with Jewish officials, repeat slogans like “Never again” . . . “The Holocaust is unique” . . . and “Against Oblivion”, then this remembrance is meaningless because for the Palestinian people in occupied Jerusalem it is “Kristallnacht” almost every night!

Nov 20 08:16

Israel, U.S. Deny Report Claiming Trump Will Recognize Palestinian State

An Israeli report claiming that the Trump administration has formulated a peace plan recognizing a Palestinian state without evacuating existing West Bank settlements is untrue, American and Israeli officials said.

Nov 20 07:46

Lebanon, Palestinian Groups Rap Arab League for Labeling Hezbollah

The Lebanese government and Palestinian resistance forces strongly condemned a decision by the Arab League to designate the Hezbollah resistance movement as a terrorist organization.

Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said in a statement that he had refused to list Hezbollah as a terror group as it was a “fundamental component of the Lebanese state,” presstv reported.

Arab League Secretary-General Ahmad Aboul Gheit announced at a media conference in Cairo on Sunday that Arab states agreed to designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization, adding that he would not “rule out going to the United Nations Security Council as a next step.”

Nov 19 08:19

This takes US exceptionalism to a whole new level. The US has a law which penalizes Palestine for the “violation” of resorting to international law. This is like penalizing rape victims who go to court with deportation

Nov 18 08:47

Michigan students pass call to probe Israel investments

The student government at the University of Michigan passed a resolution recommending the university’s governing body investigate its investments in Boeing, Hewlett Packard and United Technologies, companies that profit from Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights.

The victory follows years of attempts by student activists to pass such a measure.

Nov 17 15:49

Anti-BDS Laws And Pro-Israeli Parliament: Zionist Hasbara Is Winning In Italy

A proposed law at the Italian Parliament is set to punish the boycott of Israel. In the past, such an initiative would have been unthinkable. Alas, Italy, a country that had historic sympathies with the Palestinian cause, has shifted its politics in a dramatic way in recent years. Most surprisingly, though, the Left is as implicated as the Right in the rush to please Israel, at the expense of Palestinian rights.

Nov 17 09:07

Zionism’s calm destruction of Palestine

Two stories reported by Haaretz on Wednesday underscore the unchanging goal of Zionism: the destruction of the Palestinians as a people and as viable communities, and the theft of their land for exclusively Jewish colonial settlement.

The first story reports on declassified minutes of cabinet meetings in the months after the 1967 war, when Israel occupied the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as well as Syria’s Golan Heights and Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

Israeli leaders were pondering how to deal with the hundreds of thousands of Palestinians newly under military occupation. It was already clear that the Israelis wanted the land but not the people who lived on it.

One of the “solutions” offered by Levi Eshkol, then Israel’s prime minister, was, effectively, to expel them.

Nov 16 14:04

US House Committee Cuts Aid To Palestinians

The US House Foreign Affairs Committee has unanimously passed legislation that would cut funding to the Palestinian Authority.

Nov 16 09:44

Revealed – Saudis Plan to Give Up Palestine – For War on Iran

The left-wing Lebanese paper Al-Akhbar has obtained a copy of the plan (Arabic) in form of a memorandum by the Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir to the Saudi clown prince Mohammed Bin Salman (English machine translation):

The document, which is being unveiled for the first time, proves all that has been leaked since President Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia last May on the launch of US efforts to sign a peace treaty between Saudi Arabia and Israel. This was followed by information on the exchange of visits between Riyadh and Tel Aviv, the most important being the visit of the Saudi Crown Prince to the Zionist entity.The document reveals the size of concessions that Riyadh intends to present in the context of the liquidation of the Palestinian issue, and its concern to get in return the elements of power against Iran and the resistance, led by Hezbollah.

The Saudi foreign ministry memo starts by laying out its strategic perspective:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, this report is true, Palestinian leadership has to understand the level and depth to which they have been deceived and betrayed, by Saudi, American, and Israeli leadership.

Nov 16 08:54

Revealed - Saudis Plan To Give Up Palestine - For War On Iran

The tyrants of Saudi Arabia developed a plan that sells away Palestine. They see this as necessary to get U.S. support for their fanatic campaign against their perceived enemy Iran.

An internal Saudi memorandum, leaked to the Lebanese paper Al-Akhbar, reveals its major elements. (Note: The genuineness of the memo has not been confirmed. In theory it could be a "plant" by some other party. But Al-Akhbar has so far an excellent record of publishing genuine leaks and I trust its editors' judgement.)

According to the memo the Saudis are ready to give up on the Palestinian right of return. They forfeit Palestinian sovereignty over Jerusalem and no longer insist of the status of a full state for the Palestinians. In return they ask for a U.S.-Saudi-Israeli (military) alliance against their perceived enemy on the eastern side of the Persian Gulf.

Nov 16 08:00

How We Moved Congress To Action On Abuse Of Palestinian Children In Military Detention

Imagine you are a child between the ages of 12 and 17 years old. The army comes to your home in the middle of the night, wakes you from your bed, blindfolds you and ties your hands with plastic cuffs.

Your parents’ pleas do not stop the soldiers from roughly taking you and throwing you in their Jeep, never telling you or your parents what you are charged with or where you are going.

Nov 16 07:58

Video: Israeli Army Demolishes Home Of Palestinian

The Israeli military says it has demolished the West-Bank home of a Palestinian who shot and killed three Israeli security men in September.

Nov 16 07:40

French lawmakers walk out to protest anti-Palestinian diatribe

This video shows lawmakers walking out of France’s National Assembly on Wednesday in protest at an anti-Palestinian diatribe by one of their colleagues, Meyer Habib.

Nov 16 07:04

Dutch government teams up with Israeli settlement profiteer

The Netherlands embassy in Tel Aviv is partnering with an Israeli settlement profiteer.

This flies in the face of the Dutch government’s stated opposition to Israeli settlements built on occupied Palestinian land in violation of international law.

Last week the Dutch embassy posted this photo on Twitter showing Ambassador Gilles Beschoor Plug posing with the CEO of supermarket chain Shufersal as they launch Dutch food month.

Nov 16 06:19

Israel must push for 1mn West Bank settlers, enough talk of two states – minister

Israel's Jerusalem affairs minister is calling for sheer numbers to root out the very idea of a sovereign Palestinian state. He says about a million Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank should do the trick.

Nov 15 09:28

EU, France bow to Israel’s ban on European officials

The European Union and the French government appear to be giving Israel a pass over its decision Monday to bar the entry of French and European elected officials who planned to travel on a solidarity mission to Palestine.

Israel’s interior ministry announced Monday that it was barring entry to seven officials scheduled to be part of a delegation made up of European Parliament members, national lawmakers and mayors.

Israel’s public security minister Gilad Erdan, who is tasked with thwarting the global movement for Palestinian rights, called the banned officials “senior politicians who consistently support the boycott against Israel and promote it.”

Nov 15 08:48

NEW ZIO APP VIRTUALLY DESTROYS THE DOME OF THE ROCK IN JERUSALEM

A smartphone app promoted by a Zionist organization allows visitors to Jerusalem to virtually destroy the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa mosque and replace them with a Jewish temple.

Nov 15 07:21

Saudi: Palestinian Abbas must endorse US’ plan or leave

t’s still not clear what peace deal has been offered to Abbas, but Palestinians will be concerned by Bin Salman’s readiness to rally behind the US President who is described by close associates as the most pro-Israeli president in years. Trump is said to be drafting a deal put together by his son-in-law, Kushner, who is a strong advocate of Israel and his support for the country, say critics, is odd even by American standards. Kushner has given money to Israeli settlements and his family are close friends of Benjamin Netanyahu.

Nov 15 03:37

Corruption in Israel Is Not Just an Israeli Issue

The Trials of Benjamin Netanyahu: Corruption in Israel Is Not Just an Israeli Issue
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Though nearly half of Israelis polled last July – well before the scandals took a much dirtier turn – believe that Netanyahu is corrupt, a majority of Israelis said that they would still vote for him.

A recent survey conducted by Israel’s Channel 10 TV concluded that, if general elections are held today, Netanyahu will garner 28% while his closest contenders, Avi Gabbay of the Zionist Camp and Yair Lapid of Yesh Atid will each gather 11% of the vote.

“The next stage, which is drawing near, is for the citizens of Israel to re-elect a criminal as their leader and entrust their fate to him”>>>

Nov 14 13:31

Balfour mentality has no place in civilised society

Stuart Littlewood examines how the Israel lobby’s influence on the British political class has made British politicians put Israel’s interests ahead of the UK’s by supporting the Zionist entity’s criminal, inhuman and unjust activities.>>

Nov 14 09:24

TOONS FOR INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S DAY

Nov 14 07:53

Israel's Money Machine

The stars came out in Hollywood on November 2nd, or at least some of them did. The gala event celebrated the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and raised funds to support its mission in Israel itself and on the occupied West Bank. The organization being fêted was the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF), which has fourteen regional offices in the United States and operates under the slogan “Their job is to look after Israel. Our job is to look after them.” In attendance were Arnold Schwarzenegger and actor Gerald Butler. Entertainment was provided by the singer Seal.

Nov 13 15:46

The Balfour Declaration’s Century Of Turmoil

Great Britain’s Balfour Declaration — a century ago — laid the groundwork for a Zionist state in the Middle East and led to the purging of millions of Palestinians from what became Israel, a human rights crisis that continues to roil the Middle East to this day.

Nov 13 13:03

IDF deploys Iron Dome, raises alert amid Gaza terror threat

A number of Iron Dome missile defense batteries were deployed in central Israel on Monday, the military said, amid heightened tensions with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad since the army demolished the terrorist group’s border-crossing attack tunnel last month.

The Israel Defense Forces confirmed the anti-missile systems had been installed in central Israel, but would not elaborate on their exact location, citing army policy.

Nov 13 09:38

LATEST ACTION OF THE ILLEGAL OCCUPATION

Six illegal Arab high-rise buildings in Jerusalem to be demolished in controlled explosion.

Nov 13 08:02

Channel 4 News - ''The Israeli military does not target civilians' (16/7/14)

Nov 11 18:26

Palestinian Envoy To UK Slams ‘Severe Deterioration’ In Relations Following Priti Patel Scandal

Palestine’s ambassador to the UK condemned the “severe deterioration in British-Palestinian relations,” in comments to RT. The envoy was reacting to the resignation of Priti Patel after the minister was exposed for holding secret talks with Israeli officials.

Nov 10 10:13

Young U.S. Jews Want to Know Why No One Told Them About the Israeli Occupation

IfNotNow launches 'You Never Told Me' campaign, calling on Jewish educational groups to inform students about Israel's policies and to include the Palestinian narrative

Nov 10 10:05

Abbas in Riyadh: Saudis court Palestinian support for grand alliance with Israel

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman sees peace deal as key to building regional alliance to confront Iran, officials and diplomats tell MEE

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Saudis and other allies in the Gulf want to recognize Israel and to establish relationship with Israel as an ally against Iran..The blocking stone is the Palestinian issue which is sacred to their peoples.

They're trying to court Abbas to sign a phony deal like Oslo Accord so they can have the door wide open to start allying with Israel . To convince their peoples, Abbas is their first step..But Gaza leaders were in Tehran not too long ago.

That's why Abbas was surprisingly invited to give Saudis the green light to ally with Israel...But it will not work and the Arab man in the street will not buy it, because Arab street does not trust Israel.

Nov 09 14:51

Palestinian Envoy To UK Slams ‘Severe Deterioration’ In Relations Following Priti Patel Scandal

Palestine’s ambassador to the UK condemned the “severe deterioration in British-Palestinian relations,” in comments to RT. The envoy was reacting to the resignation of Priti Patel after the minister was exposed for holding secret talks with Israeli officials.

Nov 09 08:59

SLEEPLESS NIGHTS FOR ZION ~~ WORKING 24/7 TO DEFEAT BDS

Two-and-a-half years ago the initials BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) meant little to the wider general public. But then the BDS coalition that was established in 2005 and called for the imposition of economic, academic and cultural boycotts on Israel intensified its struggle especially by exerting heavy pressure on music artists not to perform in Israel.

These new reinvigorated efforts caused the Israeli government to declare the BDS a strategic threat, prompting the Ministry of Strategic Affairs to launch a campaign against the coordinated boycotts.

Nov 08 14:44

Palestinians See Priti Patel’s Secret Israeli Meetings As Further Proof Britain Isn’t Their Friend

While the UK collectively holds its breath to see whether International Development Secretary Priti Patel will emerge from 10 Downing Street unscathed, Palestinian activists and academics have denounced the Tory MP’s deceptive conduct.

Patel was recalled from Africa Wednesday morning by Prime Minister Theresa May after fresh evidence emerged of Patel participating in off-diary, unauthorized meetings with prominent Israeli politicians.

Nov 08 10:47

John Kerry says Israeli government doesn’t want peace

Former US secretary of state John Kerry blamed the Israeli government’s resistance to the establishment of a Palestinian state for harming the prospects of a peace deal, while warning Israel could face a future violent Palestinian uprising if there was no progress in peace talks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just now figured that out, John?

Nov 08 10:46

The Balfour Declaration - One Hundred Years of (Goyim) Solitude

Let’s first examine the document. Most noticeably the so-called ‘declaration’ is not printed on official British government letterhead. It is not signed by the British cabinet either. It is, instead, a letter from a sleazy British politician (Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour) to a very rich Jew (Lord Walter Rothschild). As such, the Balfour ‘declaration’ is actually a statement with somewhat limited significance. What it does is “declare[s] sympathy with Zionist aspirations.”

Nov 08 09:35

Palestinians bring in olive harvest in face of settler attacks

Israeli settlers stole tons of Palestinian olives and damaged hundreds of trees across the occupied West Bank in mid-October, the height of the annual olive harvest, the UN reported.

Palestinian farmers from Deir al-Hatab village near Nablus, who were allowed to enter their land for the first time in months this year, found their trees and crops contaminated by sewage from the nearby Israeli settlement of Elon Moreh, according to the group Rabbis for Human Rights.

Nov 07 15:08

Eva Bartlett Exposes the Lies on Syria - Corbett Report Extras

Published on Nov 6, 2017SHOW NOTES AND MP3: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=24821

Today we're joined by Eva Bartlett of InGaza.wordpress.com to discuss her reporting from Syria. We talk about the lies, propaganda and outright fabrications that have attempted to paint the terrorist insurgency as a "civil war" led by "moderate rebels," including the use of children like Omran Daqneesh and Bana Alabed as unwitting icons for the fake narrative. We also discuss recommended sources for real information about what's happening in Syria.

Nov 07 09:28

Israel to construct nearly 300 new settler units in East Jerusalem al-Quds

Israeli officials are expected to advance plans for the construction of nearly 300 new settler units in East Jerusalem al-Quds irrespective of the international outcry against the Tel Aviv regime’s land expropriation and settlement expansion policies in occupied Palestinian territories.

Nov 06 18:18

Feminists Must Demand The US Not Undermine Palestinian Unity

The two largest Palestinian factions — Fatah, which controls the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, and the Islamic Resistance movement Hamas, which governs Gaza — signed a historic accord on October 12 in Cairo. If the agreement holds, it would end a decade of uneasy coexistence, following a near-civil war in 2007. Though only sketchy details have been revealed, the agreement would give the Palestinian Authority administrative and security control over the Gaza Strip and would almost certainly require Hamas to separate its political and armed wings, if not disband its militias altogether. Palestinians hope it would open Gaza’s border with Egypt and relieve the humanitarian crisis which the United Nations has called “dramatic” after a decade-long Israeli blockade. It would also clear the way for national elections to be held for the first time since 2006.

Nov 06 16:18

Anti-Govt. Protesters Burn US Flag, Wave Palestine’s

Anti-government protesters have spilled out into the streets in the British capital London for this year’s “Million Masks March,” using the opportunity to make their voices heard on a wide array of issues.

Nov 05 07:57

Family mourns Palestinian shot by Israeli forces

Elayyan said the case is just one among scores of incidents in which Israeli soldiers and officers use lethal force on Palestinians who are not posing an immediate threat. Out of hundreds of cases in which Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces over the past two years, most "could have been easily avoided", he said.
Such cases "qualify as extrajudicial killings" and indicate that Israeli forces "follow a shoot to kill policy", Elayyan said - and Israeli forces rarely face accountability.
Note: The shame and sorrow of an American who's government supports Israel murders.

Nov 05 07:10

Britain’s Grave Historical Responsibility for the Palestine Tragedy

... The evicted Palestinian Arabs have been forcibly deprived of their country, their homes, and their property without having been allowed to have a voice in the determination of their own destiny. Though the facts are public, there is a widespread ignorance of them in the Western World and, above all, in the United States, the Western country which has had, and is still having, the greatest say in deciding Palestine's fate. The United States has the greatest say, but the United Kingdom bears the heaviest load of responsibility ... The tragedy in Palestine is not just a local one; it is a tragedy for the World, because it is an injustice that is a menace to the World's peace.

Nov 04 08:41

Palestine in Pictures: October 2017

During the month of October a Palestinian man was shot and fatally wounded by Israeli soldiers while driving in a car with his sister in the central occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Authority accused Israel of “extrajudicially executing” Muhammad Musa, 26, whose sister Latifa, 33, was also shot and injured.

In a separate incident, a Palestinian man was shot and critically injured by soldiers as he ran across a highway. Video shows that the man appeared to pose no immediate danger when he was shot.

Twelve Palestinian fighters were killed when Israel detonated a tunnel along its boundary with Gaza. An Islamic Jihad military wing commander was among those killed. At least a dozen others were injured.

Nov 01 09:04

‘TRAITOR’ JOE’S HELPS BOMB PALESTINIAN CHILDREN

Trader Joe’s decision to carry this product violates an international boycott against Israel for its violence against Palestinians and decades-long oppression. Israel regularly invades Palestinian communities and has perpetrated a blockade against Gaza’s inhabitants for over ten years.

Nov 01 08:08

Trump Appoints Zionist Zealot to Top Civil Rights Post

Kenneth Marcus will head the Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights.

Formerly, he was staff director at the US Commission on Civil Rights under GW Bush.

He founded and heads the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, a Washington-based NGO, seeking “to advance the civil and human rights of the Jewish people and to promote justice for all,” it claims.

It shamefully calls anti-Semitism and “anti-Israelism” on university campuses the “leading civil and human rights challenge facing North American Jewry.”

It’s silent about longstanding Israeli high crimes of war and against humanity, its ruthless persecution of illegally occupied Palestinians, and its own Arab citizens.

Oct 31 08:57

Palestinian fighters killed as Israel destroys Gaza tunnel

At least seven Palestinian fighters were killed when Israel detonated a tunnel along its boundary with Gaza on Monday afternoon.

Rescue teams were still attempting to recover persons missing in the detonation late Monday.

A commander with the armed wing of Islamic Jihad, a Palestinian resistance group, and his deputy were among those killed.

Oct 30 09:43

Who’s Afraid of BDS?

The movement to boycott Israel isn’t going away, despite the numerous attempts to quash it. Leading activist Omar Barghouti sits down with Ahmed to explain why.

Oct 30 09:43

PHOTOS OF THE DAY ~~ APARTHEID LOVE FEST

Mural believed to be the work of Australian graffiti artist Lushsux; with face hidden by headdress, man identifying himself as Lushsux says he hopes his painting would draw attention to Palestinians stuck in ‘an indoor prison.’

Oct 30 09:42

JUMP- START PALESTINE

Not a day goes by without one of us being asked if Palestine really has an economy, given that we have been living for five decades under an increasingly well-entrenched Israeli military occupation. The question usually comes from people passing through on a short visit: some are Palestinians living in the diaspora, others are foreigners who come either singly or in groups; and some visitors arrive, under a variety of auspices, to study our reality. More troubling than to hear this question from outsiders is how often we hear it from our recent graduates. To all, our answer is yes – unequivocally.

Oct 30 08:28

Israel MK: Palestinians’ ‘liability’ is that ‘they weren’t born Jews’

An Israeli parliamentarian has expressed his support for formal apartheid, backing the annexation of the entire West Bank but without its Palestinian inhabitants being granted the right to vote.

MK Miki Zohar, who is chair of the Knesset’s Special Committee for Distributive Justice and Social Equality, expressed his views in an interview with Haaretz newspaper.

“When we say to the Palestinians, ‘We are giving you a state, let’s make peace’ – it’s deceiving them,” Zohar told the paper.

“No one is going to give them a state, not the left either. I am saying: Let’s cut this problem off before it begins and stop with the lies. We’ll tell them: ‘Guys, no state, live here with us, prosper, earn a living, educate your children’.”

Oct 29 15:19

Defending Zionist impunity in UK: The case of Rabbi Zvi Solomons and Lord Greville Janner

Gilad Atzmon exposes the sordid workings of Israel’s practitioners of disinformation and propaganda at local level in Britain, in this case a failed attempt by one Rabbi Zvi Solomons to stifle freedom of speech in the English town of Reading.>>

Oct 29 08:14

PM DELAYS VOTE ON BILL ANNEXING GREATER JERUSALEM AFTER US FROWNS ON IT

The bill in question seeks to legalize the annexation of 19 settlements to the capital and has sparked a heated debate in the government.

Oct 28 13:48

Is UK Reading Councillor Rachel Eden a British politician or an Israeli asset?

"It keeps getting better. Rachel Eden, the shameless “Labour” councillor who organised a protest against me without knowing who I am or what I stand for, is on the ultra-Zionist We Believe in Israel list of 216 General Election candidates who have pledged their support for Israel.

"Eden, who is councillor for Whitley ward in Reading, in the UK county of Berkshire, has also been colluding with a discredited Zionist rabbi who was sacked by his own congregation..." >>

Oct 26 08:55

UN BLACKLISTS THE OCCUPATION

In the past few weeks, 130 Israeli companies and 60 international corporations operating in Israel received warning letters from United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid bin Ra’ad al-Hussein cautioning them of their impending inclusion in a “blacklist” of companies active beyond the Green Line in “violation of international law and UN resolutions.”

Oct 25 12:34

Avi Gabbay: Israeli Labour Party's new visionless, lacklustre and stale leader

Uri Avnery explains why it is time to forget the Israeli Labour Party and create a new political force with new leaders who are "young, charismatic and resolute, with clear-cut aims, who can energise the peace camp".>>

Oct 25 12:25

Outrage as Theresa May will attend event Balfour Declaration celebration

Palestinians in the UK are outraged at plans to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, a colonial-era document that paved the way for the creation of Israel. Festivities include a huge event at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

The November 2, 1917 declaration, which supported calls to establish a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine, is a source of great anger and resentment for Palestinians.

Oct 25 08:50

Israel approves 176 new settler homes in Jerusalem

The city says the new homes will more than double the size of the current settlement, making it the largest Jewish settlement in the heart of an Arab area of Jerusalem.

Israel captured east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war and annexed the area in a step that is not internationally recognized.

Oct 25 08:21

CENSORING PALESTINE ON CAMPUS

Israel lobby stalwart and retired Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz appears determined to use Columbia as a proving ground for censorship of dissent, especially from the left.

FaceBook is also guilty of censoring Palestine by censoring Latuff

Oct 24 07:18

Differences between Iran, Hamas Buried in History

Deputy Head of Hamas political bureau Saleh al-Arouri underlined that the Palestinian resistance group and Iran have agreed to set aside their differences, adding that ties with Tehran do not harm any other country. "We have come (to Iran) to show that differences are now history. We have made a major agreement not to allow the differences leave negative impact on our bilateral ties in a bid to enable ourselves leave obstacles behind," al-Arouri said in an interview with the Iranian media on Tuesday. Noting that Hamas ties with different countries will not harm others, he said, "Our relations with Iran don’t harm any other governments, including Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and others." "We will welcome any of these nations or governments which supports our cause and our nation," al-Arouri said. A high-ranking Hamas delegation began a visit to Iran on Friday to inform Tehran about reconciliation efforts with rival Palestinian faction Fatah.

Oct 23 15:06

Wannabe British MP Rachel Eden and the zombie alliance

I was invited to speak about my new book, Being in Time – A Post Political Manifesto, at Reading International Festival on 22 October 2017.

Zionist organisations were outraged. They put pressure on the venue and the local council. They demanded that the event be cancelled. They mobilised a rabbi to terrorise the resilient, peace-loving solidarity campaigners. Nothing worked.>>

Oct 23 15:03

Balfour merrymaking a potential PR disaster for the British government

Stuart Littlewood argues that history will not judge kindly the British government's decision to celebrate the centenary of the Balfour Declaration "with pride" while refusing to apologise to its Palestinian victims and make amends.>>

Oct 23 09:12

Man arrested after ‘good morning’ post was mistranslated by Facebook as ‘attack them’

A smiling Palestinian construction worker posted a photo of himself leaning against a bulldozer and holding a cup of coffee and a cigarette. He posted the photo on Facebook along with “good morning” in Arabic.

Israeli police, relying on Facebook’s translation service, believed the post said “attack them.” Haaretz reported, “The automatic translation service offered by Facebook uses its own proprietary algorithms. It translated ‘good morning’ as ‘attack them’ in Hebrew and ‘hurt them’ in English.”

The Palestinian man’s photo showed a bulldozer on the construction site in the Beitar Illit settlement which is located on the West Bank near Jerusalem. Bulldozers have been used in terror attacks against Israelis in the past.

Israeli police did not consult any Arabic-speaking officer, but instead relied completely on Facebook’s translation. As a result, the Palestinian man was arrested.

Oct 23 08:06

NETANYAHU TO GO TO LONDON NEXT WEEK FOR BALFOUR DECLARATION CENTENNIAL

The Balfour Declaration was a letter sent by then-British foreign secretary Arthur James Balfour to Lord Walter Rothschild, a leader in the British Jewish community.

Oct 22 09:11

Palestinian Arrested By Israeli Police After Facebook Software Mistranslates His Post

By Joe Wright

In a chilling example of how social media has been latched onto by the surveillance state, AFP has reported that a Palestinian man was arrested by Israeli police in the West Bank after posting the message “good morning” in Arabic while standing in front of a bulldozer. Somehow, the Facebook algorithm translated this to mean “attack them” and “hurt them” in Hebrew and English respectively...

Oct 22 08:46

IN TOONS ~~ LOGO CONTEST TO ‘CELEBRATE’ 70 YEARS OF THE IDF

Oct 20 07:39

TWO MUST WATCH VIDEOS ABOUT THE PALESTINIAN CATASTROPHE

The year 1948 saw the establishment of the state of Israel, the culmination of generations of Jewish persecution across Europe and Russia. But that same year proved catastrophic for the Palestinians — 700,000 to 900,000 men, women and children were forced to leave their homes and never allowed to return. 1948 was the most pivotal year in the most controversial conflict in the world, but it is almost never mentioned on American television, radio, or newspaper stories. This documentary aims to change that.

Oct 19 08:38

How the EU mocks the victims of Israel’s crimes

On Wednesday morning, Israeli forces demolished a Palestinian-owned building in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina.

As usual, the pretext was that the owners had failed to obtain a permit – something the occupation municipality almost never grants to Palestinians.

A day earlier, nine Palestinians were made homeless when Israeli forces demolished two houses in the Silwan neighborhood, using the same pretext.

The Palestinian online publication Quds tweeted this video of the demolition in progress:

Oct 19 08:37

Video: Soldiers shoot Palestinian running across a road

Witnesses told a Palestinian media outlet that the man was attempting to catch a bus when he was shot.

The security camera footage shows a figure running across a road before he is shot and falls to the ground.

The army claimed that the man, who had not yet been identified at the time of publication, was armed with a knife and was running towards soldiers when he was shot.

But he was not near any other person, and does not appear to pose an immediate threat to anyone’s life at the time that he is shot. It is not apparent from the video that he was carrying a knife or attempting any attack when he was wounded.

Oct 19 08:25

Hamas Calls US Comments on Unity Deal 'Blatant Interference'

Palestinian resistance movement Hamas accused the United States of "blatant interference" in Palestinian affairs Thursday after US President Donald Trump's envoy demanded they disarm and recognize Israel in any unity government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear Prez. I am sure you know by now that the other nations in the middle east will recognize Israel's right to exist ... exactly one second after Israel recognizes Palestine's right to exist.

If Israel would only give to others that which it demands for itself, all this strife could have been avoided.

Oct 19 08:22

Israel Root Cause of Mideast Crises: Iran’s UN Envoy

Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations slammed the Zionist regime of Israel and its occupation of Palestine as the underlying cause of all conflicts in the region.

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Oct 19 02:27

Israel raids Palestinian media firms for 'incitement'

arrested two people and closed down eight Palestinian media production companies working with Hamas-linked TV channels. The broadcasters repeatedly "inspired" terror attacks, Israeli officials claim.

(*Trump's partner in Israel demonstrates how to deal with what he deems a Fake NEWS epidemic )

Oct 18 13:09

Balfour: Celebrating 100 years of injustice and oppression

Stuart Littlewood views the plan by British stooges of Israel – deluded “Christians” and Jewish mouthpieces of the Zionist state – to celebrate the Balfour Declaration in the Albert Hall, and reminds us of some facts about that despicable declaration.>>

Oct 18 09:08

RT provider shut down amid Israeli raids & closure of Palestinian media

RT’s broadcasting provider in the West Bank, Pal Media, has been sealed off following raids by Israeli security forces on Palestinian outlets. The raids led to the closure of some broadcasting stations suspected of inciting terrorism.

Eight Palestinian media organizations, which Israel suspects of distributing and broadcasting materials inciting terrorism, were raided in a joint operation of the IDF, the Israel Security Agency security (Shin Bet) and Civil Administration operating in the West Bank on Tuesday night.

The military also closed broadcasting stations including Pal Media, one of the biggest Palestinian companies providing services to RT, as well as many other media outlets operating in the region such as TransMedia, the BBC, France 24 and the Lebanese Al Mayadeen.

Oct 17 14:03

Pro-Palestine Posters On Balfour Centenary ‘Censored’ By London Transport Authority

Transport for London (TfL) has been accused of censorship after refusing to allow campaigners to display posters giving the Palestinian perspective on the Balfour Declaration. The posters were designed to mark the 100th anniversary of the colonial-era document that led to the creation of Israel.

Oct 17 11:22

Israel advances 1,292 settlement homes, hundreds more planned

Defense Ministry also approves 296 housing units for marketing in Beit El for outpost evacuees; prime minister comes under fire from right and left

Oct 17 08:40

VIDEO OF THE DAY ~~ ‘GOOD RIDDANCE ISRAEL!’

The U.S. and Israel are pulling out of UNESCO over what they call an ‘anti-Israel bias,’ but the move may actually underscore their bias towards basic Palestinian rights. Meanwhile, Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have reached a new unity deal.

Oct 16 11:38

The real reasons Trump is quitting UNESCO

Jonathan Cook argues that President Trump’s decision to cave in to Israeli pressure and withdraw the US from UNESCO was prompted by that UN cultural agency’s leadership in recognising Palestine and its preservation of Palestinian heritage.>>

Oct 16 08:48

MINI KRISTALLNACHT IN JERUSALEM

“Yesterday they came and started throwing objects at Ibrahim the worker and the three costumers sitting there. They started hitting them, broke everything and shouted death to all Arabs,” he said. “I don’t know why, but for some reason the police did not interfere and did not do anything.”

Oct 16 08:48

GERMAN MEDIA REACHES A NEW LOW IN REPORTING

German media have a “particular” responsibility to finally free themselves of Israeli lobby pressure and talk about the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, as would be expected of “genuine” journalism.

Oct 16 06:38

How Netanyahu Pulls Trump’s Strings

It turns out that Hillary Clinton was partly correct: President Trump is a “puppet,” but his puppet master isn’t Russian President Putin but Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

In the final presidential debate of 2016, Hillary Clinton famously called Donald Trump the “puppet” of Russian President Vladimir Putin. But what’s increasingly clear is that Trump has a more typical puppet master for a U.S. politician – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Since Sept. 18, when the two men met in New York around the United Nations General Assembly, Netanyahu has been pulling Trump’s strings on almost every foreign policy issue. Arguably, the puppet/puppeteer relationship began much earlier, but I’ve been told that Trump bridled early on at Netanyahu’s control and even showed a few signs of rebellion.

Oct 13 14:57

Watch: Gilad Atzmon and all that Jazz

The film follows Gilad in the most flourishing time of his career, as he records albums with Robert Wyatt, the Blockheads, and gigs with Nigel Kennedy; gets invited to TV programmes and panel events all over the globe; pleases his supporters and admirers, while seriously pissing off his opponents, to the point of receiving death threats and intimidation against the venues in which he plays and speaks.

“Gilad and all that Jazz” offers a unique insight into the life, ideas, music and motivations driving the great saxophonist...>>

Oct 13 06:54

Trump puts Israel first with UNESCO withdrawal

Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign policy was on full display Thursday when the State Department announced that the United States is withdrawing from UNESCO over the United Nations cultural body’s supposed “anti-Israel bias.”

Under President Barack Obama, the US had already cut funding to the agency because of a US law that restricts support to UN bodies that recognize Palestine as a state.

UNESCO head Irina Bokova expressed regret at the US decision.

Oct 13 06:53

Right-wing Israelis rampage through Jerusalem’s Old City

The Israeli daily Haaretz reported that the mob “marched through the Old City from the Western Wall towards the Muslim Quarter, allegedly shouting, beating the doors of houses and shops, throwing rocks and smashing car windows.”

The Israelis attacked an open shop and assaulted its Palestinian owner, who was treated at a hospital overnight for his injuries.

The paper added that about 20 police officers arrived to the scene and escorted the mob outside the Old City, making no arrests.

Oct 12 10:27

Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas sign reconciliation deal in major breakthrough

Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have signed a reconciliation deal – the biggest step forward for internal Palestinian relations in a decade.

The signing of a preliminary agreement in Cairo on Thursday was reached after two days of Egyptian-brokered negotiations. Fatah negotiator Azzam al-Ahmed and Hamas’s representative Saleh al-Arouri smiled and shook hands in a short ceremony presided over by Egypt’s chief of intelligence, Khalid Fawzi.

The move should ensure a unity government will once again administer both the West Bank and Gaza after the rift caused by militant group Hamas’s takeover of the Gaza Strip in 2007.

Oct 10 09:43

The Occupied Territories Are The Biggest Prison On Earth

In this Truthout interview, Ilan Pappé, author of The Biggest Prison on Earth, argues that Israel’s model for the occupied territories is not an eventual two-state solution. Rather, Israel has built a model of a permanent open-air prison for Gaza and the West Bank.

Oct 10 08:52

THANK YOU KEN LOACH

Proceeds from screenings of Ken Loach’s latest film ‘I, Daniel Blake’ are donated by the pro-boycott director to BDS’s UK branch, turning Israelis into unwitting supporters of a boycott against their own country.

Oct 09 11:05

Israeli, Palestinian women march together for peace

Over 5,000 women from both Israel and the Palestinian territories have arrived in Jerusalem after a two-week march through Israel and the West Bank. They are calling for a peace deal.

The event was organized by the group dubbed Women Wage Peace, which also includes women that have been personally affected by the decades-long violence between Arabs and Jews in Palestine.

"We are women from the right, the left, Jews and Arabs, from the cities and the periphery and we have decided that we will stop the next war," said one of the founders, Marilyn Smadja.

Several thousand, mostly Israeli women arrived in Jerusalem late on Sunday. They were dressed in white and carried placards calling for peace.
"Israeli women want to prevent the next war if possible and try as soon as possible to reach an agreement between Israelis and Palestinians," said Smadja.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To all the women who organised this,and who are marching in this demonstration, I have four words for you: GOD BLESS YOU ALL!! :-)

Oct 09 10:05

Flee Israel Before Its Destruction

Hassan Nasrallah To Jews: Flee Israel Before Its Destruction, Zionism Is Our Common Enemy


Transcript:>>>

Oct 09 09:10

Israeli forces have launched artillery attacks on alleged Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip.

Israel claims that the attacks were launched is response to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip that landed without causing any injuries.

The Israeli military frequently targets the Gaza Strip, with civilians being the main victims of such attacks.

Israel has launched several wars on the Palestinian coastal sliver, the last of which began in early July 2014. The military aggression, which ended on August 26, 2014, killed nearly 2,200 Palestinians. Over 11,100 others were also wounded in the war.

Oct 09 08:37

WOMEN OFFER HOPE FOR PEACE IN THE DESERT

he march by Israeli and Palestinian women, demanding that both peoples’ leaders do more for peace, was set to culminate with a protest outside Netanyahu’s residence.

Oct 09 08:36

AMERICAN LEGISLATION IS PROPELLED BY UNFOUNDED ANTI PALESTINIAN PROPAGANDA

The Taylor Force Act is based on smoke and mirrors. I would not lose any sleep if Congress totally stopped funding the Palestinian Authority. It would not make daily life easier under occupation, but maybe it would wake up enough American leaders to see the absurdity of their being dragged around like a flock of sheep by their Israeli herder.

Oct 08 08:04

Trump: I’ll give peace ‘a shot’ before moving US embassy to Jerusalem

President Trump said he would like to attempt to establish peace between the Israel and Palestine before moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“I want to give that a shot before I even think about moving the embassy to Jerusalem,” Trump told former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on the Trinity Broadcasting Network's "Huckabee" in an interview that aired on Saturday.

“If we can make peace between the Palestinians and Israel, I think it’ll lead to ultimately peace in the Middle East, which has to happen,” he continued.
Trump renewed a waiver last August to keep the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv temporarily, despite promising on the 2016 campaign trail that he would move it to Jerusalem.

The location of the embassy has always been a point of contention between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

Israelis see Jerusalem as its capital, however Palestinian want East Jerusalem to be the capital of what they hope will be a future, independent state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a double Picard face-palm, upon reading this.

So Mr. President, a word, please.

There are times, for such a bright man, when your naivete just astounds me to the point of utter and complete amazement.

What your BFF, Netanyahu, and Tel Aviv, want, is not peace with the Palestinians, but territory, and by any means necessary; and that, sir, is why since the country's founding in 1948, they have never declared the extent of their borders.

The Zionist vision for Israel, called Eratz Israel, in Hebrew, has been completely consistent, and that is a country which extends from the Nile to the Euphates. This is how it looks on a map:

Map: Eretz Israel

Notice how many bits of neighboring countries whose borders are obliterated by such an extensive expansion of Israel.

Mr. President, please: a good national leader picks fights he understands he can win; a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians is not one of them, as the goals here are completely different. Even an "Art of the Deal" person, like yourself, cannot fix this.

Palestinians have, for decades, wanted their own country, with full UN recognition, and to simply live peacefully.

Unfortunately, however, Israel's "Final Solution" for their "Palestinian problem" is comprised of the elements of serial genocide; a brisk annexation of Palestinian homes and lands in the West Bank, and East Jerusalem, displacing Palestinians who had lived on those places for generations; indefinite imprisonment of Palestinian prisoners without charge; the burning of Palestinian crops; and the developing of Jewish-only settlements which prevent a contiguous state of Palestine to exist.

Oct 07 07:56

Israeli plan to ‘transfer’ 300,000 Palestinians to West Bank is new normal — Zoabi

In recent days, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised to build thousands more Jewish housing units in a large West Bank settlement, and annex that settlement to Israel. The White House has had nothing to say (as Martin Indyk notes), though liberal Zionists are angered by the plans. J Street said that unilateral annexation of settlements is the “extreme and dangerous” agenda of Israel’s far right.

Oct 06 10:43

Netanyahu: Israel Won’t Accept Palestinian Unity Deal

Speaking at a conference of the ruling Likud Party, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ruled out accepting the Palestinian unity government, should one ultimately come into place as a result of ongoing negotiations among Palestinian factions.

Netanyahu insisted that any Palestinian unity would necessarily come at the expense of Israel’s existence, and that he would not allow this. Other top Israeli officials also condemned the reconciliation talks, suggesting they amounted to the Abbas government “cozying up to a murderous terror organization.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is just another stalling tactic to prevent meaningful peace negotiations from happening, which is why Netnayahu is refusing talks...again.

And to characterise Fatah as "...A murderous, terroist organisation"?!?

Forgive me, Mr. Prime Minister; I thought for a moment that you were talking about the IDF, and its slow motion genocide against Palestinian kids!

Revealed: the Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces

If Americans Knew: the impact of of the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict on Children

Invisible Killings; Israeli daily toll on Palestinian Children

25 Palestinian Chidren killed in 3 Months

Israel clears military after Gaza Beach murder of Children

Israeli military kills Palestinian Kids,
UN Whitewashes It

World Disgrace: Gaza UN shelter School bombed by the IDF

Suspected IDF murderer of a Palestinian Boy Identified

Palestinian Children murdered by IDF snipers

IDF sniper admits to murdering 13 Gazan children on Instagram

Unlawful killing of two Palestinian kids outside of Ofer.

One Palestinian child killed every 3 days by Israel for 13 years: Statistics

Palestinian fury as 'Jewish settler' arson attack kills child

Israeli strike kills four Palestinian children playing soccer on Gaza beach

Not that there have not been atrocities from the Palestinian side as well, and we understand this; however, that having been said, I would politely suggest that when Prime Minister Netanyahu characterises any group as "murderous", he may well want to think...before he makes such an accusation, as a blowback comparison to the IDF will be practically be inevitable, given their unrestrained geoncidal proclivities against the Palestinians.

Oct 06 09:01

Gilad Atzmon - Being in Time in Seattle

Oct 05 06:52

Why Israel Supports Kurdish Independence

Palestinians and Israelis watched last week’s referendum of Iraq’s Kurds with special interest. Israeli officials and many ordinary Palestinians were delighted – for very different reasons – to see an overwhelming vote to split away from Iraq.

Given the backlash from Baghdad and anger from Iran and Turkey, which have restive Kurdish minorities, the creation of a Kurdistan in northern Iraq may not happen soon.

Palestinian support for the Kurds is not difficult to understand. Palestinians, too, were overlooked when Britain and France carved up the Middle East into states a century ago. Like the Kurds, Palestinians have found themselves trapped in different territories, oppressed by their overlords.

Oct 05 03:29

Trump: Netanyahu Harder To Convince On Peace Than Abbas

Trump Told UN Chief: Netanyahu Harder To Convince On Peace Than Abbas

According to those familiar with the situation, President Trump briefed UN Security-General Antonio Guterres on his efforts at restarting the Israel-Palestinian peace process, saying that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is proven a difficult problem to overcome.

Trump conceded that both leaders are “problematic,” and that it’s difficult to convince either on the peace process, but that Netanyahu is “the bigger problem,” and a lot harder to bring on board with his efforts.

Trump was said to have expressed optimism about eventually reaching a deal anyhow>>>

Oct 04 04:01

Roger Waters Targeted In Smear Campaign Over Palestine Advocacy

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series of film screenings of Wish You Weren’t Here, a documentary by Ian Halperin that accuses Waters of anti-Semitism, is scheduled in cities across Canada in October. The screenings, sponsored by Jewish advocacy group B’nai Brith Canada, are timed to coincide with Waters’ own tour across the country.

Karen Rodman, an organizer with the Canadian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) coalition, which calls for an international boycott of Israel over the way it treats Palestinians and violates international laws, said that the film’s tour is part of a wider “smear campaign” to discredit Waters and the movement>>>

Oct 03 13:56

How Kurdish independence underpins Israel’s plan to reshape the Middle East

Jonathan Cook views the Iraqi Kurdish secession referendum in the context of Israel’s Yinon Plan, which envisaged breaking apart the Middle East’s key states by fuelling sectarian and ethnic discord and “Balkanising” the region by creating ethnic statelets.>>

Oct 01 08:18

TRUTH, JUSTICE AND THE PALESTINIAN WAY

I wish that the US and the Western governments take care of their people in need. Instead of legislating to help Puerto Rico, the Israeli occupied US Congress is trying to be an even more obedient "house slave" for the Zionist masters by imposing more penalties on Hizballah (Lebanon) and Iran and pushing for yet another devastating war (just like they did in Somalia, Yemen, Iraq, Syria, and Libya). Bernard Levy, the Jewish Zionist instigator of the mayhem in Libya was in Northern Iraq building Zionist relationships with the Kurdish region and instigating for dividing Iraq like the Zionists did in Sudan. Other Zionists pour illegally acquired money in illegal Jewish settlements and the largest terrorist organization in the world - the Israeli army. Dividing the world and creating hatred and wars has been a key pillar of global Zionist machinery for decades*. It is the old colonial strategy of divide and conquer. As always many reject divisions while some fall into this trap.

Sep 30 08:02

End of Israeli settlements has been official UK policy for decades: Analyst

The official policy of the UK government for decades has been that Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories are illegal, says an analyst in New York.

“That’s actually official British government policy for many decades, even this government,” said Ian Williams, a senior analyst with Foreign Policy in Focus.

“The end of the settlements and the end of the occupation have been international law and policy since 1967 almost, 1968 and onwards,” Williams said in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday.

Sep 29 06:54

UN takes first step to end Israel’s impunity

UN officials are finally moving to hold Israel accountable for breaking international law, though they are facing fierce resistance from Israel and its allies.

“After decades of Palestinian dispossession and Israeli military occupation and apartheid, the United Nations has taken its first concrete, practical step to secure accountability for ongoing Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights,” said Omar Barghouti, a founder of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. “Palestinians warmly welcome this step.”

On Wednesday, Israel’s Haaretz newspaper reported that the UN’s human rights office began sending letters to some 150 companies around the world warning them that they may be added to a database of firms doing business with Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

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Sep 28 13:37

Mahmoud Abbas is no Yasser Arafat. He must go.

Stuart Littlewood explains why Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas – and indeed the PA itself – have outlived any useful function they might have had – and should now step aside and make way for more competent leaders.

Sep 28 08:27

A CONTINUING LOVE FEST IN ISRAEL

From Arab to Orthodox, Chinese to Korean, it’s love thy neighbor in French Hill

The northern Jerusalem neighborhood is home to a spectacularly diverse community, living in even more remarkable harmony

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Left to themselves, most people tend to get along with each other, regardless of race, religion, or whatever. It is only leaders who fan the differences between people into chaos, to enhance their power and authority.

Sep 27 08:24

Israel cheers on Kurds while ignoring Palestinians

Senior Israeli politicians and the Israeli media have been showering the Kurds with warmth and support in their independence effort while ignoring the Palestinian aspirations for self-determination.

Sep 25 13:36

Forget the anti-Semitism fallacy, let’s focus on the Palestinians

Blake Alcott says the usurpation of Palestine, against the will of the Palestinians, has nothing to do with Israel’s Jewishness, only with its colonialism and racism – a question of justice for the dispossessed, from which the illegitimacy of Israel simply follows.

Sep 25 09:09

Netanyahu acquiesces to Trump request to delay settlement talks

Telling Security Cabinet he has no intention of humiliating friendly Trump administration over West Bank construction, ministers informed by PM of decision to postpone by 1-2 weeks talks by the West Bank Civil Administration's planning committee.

Sep 25 08:30

Bernie Sanders Says He Would Consider Cutting U.S. Military Aid to Israel, Improve Ties With Iran

In an interview with left-wing website The Intercept, the former presidential candidate said that the U.S. is complicit in Israel's occupation of the West Bank

Sep 25 07:58

Israel to advance plans for 2,000 new settler units in West Bank

Israeli officials are expected to advance plans for the construction of 2,000 new settler units in the occupied West Bank irrespective of the international outcry against the Israeli regime’s land expropriation and settlement expansion policies in Palestinian territories.

Sep 24 08:46

JERUSALEM POST HAD A PLEASANT SURPRISE FOR THE WEEKEND

To say Rebecca Vilkomerson, the head of the pro-BDS Jewish Voice for Peace organization, is a controversial figure in the Jewish world would be an understatement.

She triggered anxiety in mainstream American Jewish circles with a 2016 Washington Post opinion article titled “I’m Jewish and I want people to boycott Israel.”

As head of JVP though she is one of the greatest instigators of BDS around the world today and specifically in the US. While some people are on this list due to the positive impact they are having on Israel, the world and the Jewish people, Vilkomerson is not. Nevertheless, she is here since JVP is the catalyst for a large part of the BDS activity today against Israel. In Vilkomerson’s opinion, her work and beliefs are earnest, sincere and good for the Jewish people, “inspired by the Jewish tradition to work for equality of all people in Palestine and Israel.”

Sep 23 12:33

Trump’s chaos produces results: Gulf states upgrade ties to Israel

James Dorsey examines moves by Arab Gulf states to seduce Israel, with Bahrain even denouncing the boycott of the Zionist state, possibly in the hope that they can benefit from the Jewish community’s influence in the US.>>

Sep 23 07:56

Palestinian boy, shot in stomach, interrogated on video

Amnesty International has previously stated that an intentional failure by Israeli forces to provide medical aid to a wounded person violates international prohibitions on torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.

And while it is unclear how the video – evidently filmed in an area under complete Israeli military control – came to be published, international law prohibits an army from exposing persons in an occupied territory to “insults and public curiosity.”

No Israelis were injured during the 13 September incident that left the teen, identified as Hasan Issa Jaradat, from the nearby village of Sair, with serious injuries.

In the video the boy gives his age as 15; some news reports have said he is 13.

Ten residents of Jaradat’s hometown – several of them children – have been killed in such incidents since late 2015.

Sep 22 08:51

Evidence of Israeli apartheid, pillage and murder handed to Hague court

Four Palestinian human rights organizations on Wednesday handed 700 pages of evidence of Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

This comes as two Palestinian communities in the West Bank face imminent, total Israeli destruction.

Sep 22 08:38

Abbas at UN calls for end to ‘apartheid’ for Palestinians

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on Wednesday urged the United Nations to end what he described as an “apartheid” regime imposed by Israel in the Palestinian territories.

“We are entrusted and you are entrusted to end apartheid in Palestine,” Abbas told the UN General Assembly in a nearly 45-minute address. “Can the world accept an apartheid regime in the 21st century?” he asked.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sadly, it appears they can.

Sep 21 09:57

Israel holding 58 Palestinian women 'under dire conditions'

The Israeli regime is holding at least 58 Palestinian women, including 10 minors, "under dire conditions" in its jails, the Prisoners and Freed Prisoners Committee says.

The committee recently said the female prisoners were being held in HaSharon and Damon jails. It said the Palestinian women suffered physical and emotional abuse by the Israeli Prison Service (IPS).

The basic rights of the inmates, the committee said, are violated as they have no access to essential needs such as medical care. Several of the jailed women were under 18 when they were sentenced and they have turned 18 behind Israeli bars.

Sep 21 07:56

At UN, Netanyahu uses Iran threat to sideline Palestinians

Most of his speech was devoted to how Israel is thriving economically, politically and scientifically under his leadership. In keeping with his longstanding tradition, he veered off to the threat posed by the nuclear agreement with Iran. Netanyahu said that the signatories should either "fix it or nix it," adding, "Today, I have a simple message for Ayatollah [Ali] Khamenei, the dictator of Iran: The light of Israel will never be extinguished. Those who threaten us with annihilation put themselves in mortal peril. Israel will defend itself with the full force of our arms and the full power of our convictions."

Sep 21 07:47

‘I will make half of you disabled and let the other half push wheelchairs’ — Israeli commander to Palestinians

The Bethlehem-based Palestinian NGO Badil reported a significant increase in Palestinian injuries in the refugee camps last year, the majority of which were caused by live ammunition. Most of the gunshot wounds were directed at the lower limbs of the youth in the camps, now commonly referred to as “kneecapping.” Residents of the Dheisheh camp say that an Israeli army commander, who the youth in Dheisheh refer to as “Captain Nidal”, has been threatening to intentionally disable Palestinians in the camp. “I will make half of you disabled and let the other half push the wheelchairs,” he has been reported as saying.

Sep 20 06:50

Hamas bends over backwards yet EU retains snub

As for Hanegbi, he recently threatened Palestinians with a “third Nakba” – a reference to Israel’s previous bouts of mass ethnic cleansing in 1948 and 1967.

He’s only one in a parade of top Israeli officials to make genocidal statements that the EU has failed or refused to condemn.

The EU continues to reward Israel as it builds its settlements in the occupied West Bank at a rapid pace, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announces openly they will never be removed.

Sep 20 06:27

Canadian teacher wins against Israel lobby effort to have her fired

Shoufani, who teaches in Mississauga, west of Toronto, was the subject of complaints because of a July 2016 speech she gave at a rally in support of Palestinian rights.

“Earlier this year Ms. Shoufani’s case came before the Ontario College of Teachers and she was found not to be in breach of the professional conduct expected of a teacher,” Liz Stuart, president of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association, said in a statement to The Electronic Intifada on Monday.

Sep 19 14:11

How Netanyahu’s son became the poster boy for white supremacists

Jonathan Cook says racists in Israel and American and European white supremacists are counting on a revival of anti-Semitism in the United States and elsewhere in the Western world that will benefit them both.>>

Sep 19 14:09

Israel’s chief stooge at Westminster shames us again

Stuart Littlewood looks at how UK Prime Minister Theresa May and other Zionist stooges in her government are fawning over Israel ahead of the Balfour Declaration centenary instead of apologising for was in fact a criminal conspiracy.>>

Sep 19 13:51

Israeli soldiers shoot and injure Palestinian boy, 13; military prevents parents from sitting by his bed

On 23 July 2017, soldiers shot N.R., 13, after he went through an opening in the Separation Barrier near Jayus. He was hospitalized in Israel for a month and underwent three operations. For the first eight days, soldiers guarding his room prevented his parents from staying with their son and briefly tied him to the bed. His parents were not present when he was interrogated and when his detention was extended. This grave conduct of the security forces is far from unusual, reflecting both declared policy and norms that have developed.

Sep 18 12:06

Signs of hope in the Middle East? Don’t hold your breath

James Dorsey explains why there should be no reason for optimism that violence and instability in the Middle East, whether in Palestine, Iraq, Syria, Yemen or the Gulf states, will come to an end anytime soon.>>

Sep 18 09:56

Palestinian orchestra uses 'music as resistance'

Birzeit, Occupied West Bank - On a humid summer evening in Birzeit, the atmosphere in the Naseeb Azeez Shaheen Auditorium turned raucous when it was announced that two musicians from Gaza would be performing.

The audience had barely settled by the time the Palestine Youth Orchestra (PYO) launched into the familiar, dramatic opening bars of the Star Wars main theme.

For its 2017 tour, the PYO had scheduled two concerts in Amman, Jordan, followed by two dates in the occupied West Bank, in Nablus and Birzeit.

"We try to make a point to come to Palestine because this is home," PYO manager Zeina Khoury told Al Jazeera. "We do it once every few years, when we feel it is possible, and when we have the funding to do it. We tried this year and it worked out, but not as we had planned originally."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Music as resistance; that has a lovely, peaceful ring to it! :-)

Sep 18 08:55

Israeli rightist Smotrich lays out the vision for apartheid

On Tuesday, Bezalel Smotrich, a member of the Israeli Knesset from the Jewish Home party, delivered his ‘baby’ at a right wing conference. The baby has an official name: The ‘Decision Plan’. But its real name is Apartheid. It lays out a way for Israel to annex Palestinian territory, officially so, and to coerce the population to either live under Apartheid, explicitly relinquishing “national aspirations”, or be expelled.

Sep 18 08:53

ZIO TV SMEARS ROGER WATERS’ SUPPORT OF BDS

Roger Waters brought his national tour to New York this week. Tonight he is on Long Island, and regrettably the New York media have given a platform to Israel fanatics to smear the songwriter/bassist. Local TV stations have passed on outrageous statements, that Waters is an anti-Semite and that Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) is bigoted.

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