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Oct 17 12:22

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

Canadian MP Irwin Cotler claims to be committed to ending the humanitarian crises in Venezuela, yet Cotler has devoted much of his life to defending Israeli human rights violations, including its recent killing of unarmed protesters in Gaza.
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Oct 17 11:50

Australian PM criticised for possibly recognising Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, whose government faces a crucial by-election in four days, said on Tuesday Canberra was open to recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, prompting concern from Indonesian and Palestinian officials.

Oct 17 11:45

Anti-Semitism as a Sword: The Danger of Undermining Democracy for Israel’s Benefit

Following the flimsy accusations of anti-Semitism discussed in the first part of this series, the Israel Lobby has, with heavy pressure, succeeded in persuading the U.K.’s Labour Party to adopt a far-reaching definition of anti-Semitism. With this policy incorporated into the Labour Party, almost any negative commentary on Israel could officially be called anti-Semitic.

This chilling effect on free speech leaves Jews living in the U.K. in a quandary if they believe Israel’s actions are endangering them. Do they risk being labelled an anti-Semite for criticizing Israel?

Further, while Israel benefits from selling weapons to Neo-Nazis in Ukraine and to other sordid characters, who then will speak out against such disturbing alliances while these parties grow in power? In addition, will those non-Jews who vigorously defend Jews against anti-Semitism continue to be so inclined when the self-proclaimed “Jewish State” supplies arms to such heinous regimes and movements?

Oct 17 11:43

Israel answers rocket fire with airstrikes on Gaza Strip

Israeli fighter jets targeted three areas in the Gaza Strip Wednesday -- retaliation for an earlier rocket attack -- amid intense rioting along the border that may lead to more attacks on Hamas.

Officials said the airstrikes killed a 25-year-old man. Earlier Wednesday, a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip hit a home in Beersheba, Israel. No injuries were reported.

"At 4 a.m. Israelis in the city of Beersheba were running to bomb shelters after a rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip at Israel," The Israel Defense Force said on Twitter. "We will defend Israeli civilians."

There were actually two rockets fired from Gaza, one of which landed in the sea near Tel Aviv. The IDF identified the area where the rockets originated and blamed Hamas.

Oct 17 11:42

Defense Chief: Israel Must Deal Hamas a Blow – Even if It Means War in Gaza

Israel needs to decide if it is headed toward war in Gaza, Avigdor Lieberman says, and a military blow 'is the only way to lower the level of violence to zero or close to zero'

Oct 17 11:37

The US mainstream media is ignoring the Israel-Saudi Arabia de facto alliance

Over the past week or so, Saudi Arabia has gotten more U.S. mainstream media coverage than at any time in decades. But conspicuously missing has been any reporting on the kingdom’s growing friendship with Israel — a de facto alliance that may help explain why Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman thought he could get away with ordering the murder of the dissident journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

Madawi Al-Rasheed is a Saudi Arabian woman professor, presently at King’s College London, who has written or edited more than 13 books on her home nation. Particularly valuable is her recently edited (2018) collection about the kingdom’s new leadership, entitled Salman’s Legacy: The Dilemmas of a New Era in Saudi Arabia.

Oct 17 10:58

Towards a definition of anti-Palestinian racism

Last month Phillip Weiss and Donald Johnson wrote in a post that a standard for anti-Palestinianism would be helpful to

“… get people to start to realize the sheer ugliness of how false charges of antisemitism are used to support a racist cause. But that’s not going to happen if people only play defense.”

This triggered me to think about a definition of anti-Palestinian racism and how it can be used by activists for Palestinian rights.

Oct 17 10:56

Canard du Jour: Antisemitism and the denial of Jewish self-determination

For a truly jaw-dropping admixture of sophistry and chutzpah it’s hard to top the claim made by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA’s) Working Definition of Antisemitism that, “Denying the Jewish people the right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor,” represents a dispositive indicator of anti-Semitism.

But because this assertion has now become an endlessly repeated Zionist talking-point; and because the U.S. State Department and Department of Education have adopted the IHRA’s “working definition,” while an Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, incorporating the IHRA standard, is currently pending in Congress; it’s imperative to analyze the various ways in which the IHRA’s deployment of “self-determination” is dangerously obfuscatory.

Oct 17 10:55

Jewish Home publishes anti-assimilation poster in Ramle

Jewish Home, an Israeli political party sitting in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling coalition, has launched a poster campaign warning of inter-marriage between Jews and Muslims.

According to the Times of Israel, the municipal election poster campaign in Ramle features a young woman in a hijab “against a background of two white candles and a wine cup, items traditionally used to mark the start of the Jewish Shabbat”.

“Hundreds of cases of assimilation in Ramle, and no one cares,” the posters declared. “Tomorrow it could be your daughter. Only a strong Jewish Home will maintain a Jewish Ramle.”

Oct 17 10:54

Protesters confront Israel envoy at Queen’s University in Belfast

There were reports of “angry scenes” at Queen’s University in Belfast yesterday, as protesters “confronted” the Israeli Ambassador to the UK, Mark Regev.

According to the Belfast Telegraph, some 70 pro-Palestinian protesters gathered outside the university, as the Israeli envoy gave a guest lecture to postgraduate students.

Earlier in the day, “a number of protesters took part in a sit-down demonstration blocking a corridor inside the building”.

Oct 17 10:53

Indonesia may cancel trade deal with Australia if embassy moves to Jerusalem

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi yesterday expressed his country’s concern over Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s remarks that the country may move its embassy from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem.

Marsudi called on the Australian government to respect the peace process and UN Security Council resolutions issued in this regard.

“Indonesia reiterates that [the political status of] Jerusalem is one of six issues that have to be negotiated and decided as a sustainable solution,” she said.

“Indonesia asks Australia and other countries to continue supporting the Palestine-Israel peace process in accordance with the principles that have been agreed and to not take steps that may threaten the peace process and world stability.”

Oct 17 10:53

Study: Polluted water main cause of death in Gaza

More than a quarter of illnesses in Gaza are caused by water pollution, a new study has said, noting that this is the main cause of mortality in the coastal enclave that has endured an Israeli siege since 2007.

The study, which the Israeli newspaper Haaretz published a copy of, was carried out by RAND Corporation, an American NGO. It said that it reached these findings four years ago and that “since that time these numbers have continued to grow”.

Based on the report, Haaretz said that the collapse of water infrastructure has led to a sharp rise in germs and viruses such as rotavirus, cholera and salmonella.

Oct 17 10:52

Israel aids genocidal Myanmar while urging the world to remember the Holocaust

Israel does not owe its existence to the genocide of the Jews during the Second World War but, without a doubt, the Holocaust played a significant role in speeding up the creation of the Zionist State. If nothing else, that happened in order to salve the world’s conscience for, whether we like to admit it or not, the rest of the world had a rough idea of what Adolf Hitler had planned for the Jews of Europe when he rose to power in 1933. Admittedly, few imagined that he would actually exterminate six million people, although the fact that European Jews were fleeing from their homes throughout that decade was an indicator of their very real and justified fears.

Oct 17 10:33

Israeli defense minister wants war to keep Gaza under siege

Israel must launch another war on Gaza to enforce its blockade on the territory, defense minister Avigdor Lieberman told reporters on Tuesday.

Lieberman’s comments came the day before Israel launched a series of airstrikes in retaliation for a rocket fired from Gaza that badly damaged a house in the city of Beersheba.

Lieberman also ordered the closing of crossings between Gaza and Israel and reduced the permitted fishing zone off of Gaza’s coast to three nautical miles – decisions described by the human rights group Gisha as “deliberate punishment of the residents of Gaza for no fault of their own.”

The health ministry in Gaza said that one Palestinian was killed as a result of an airstrike in the north of the territory. Three others were reported injured in Israeli attacks in Gaza’s southern and central districts.

Oct 17 10:07

Israeli, Saudi Army Chiefs Meet in United States

Israeli media reported that the regime’s military chief Gadi Eizenkot has held talks with his Saudi counterpart, major General Fayyad bin Hamid Raqed al-Ruwaili, in Washington as Tel Aviv moves to make its secret ties with Persian Gulf Arab governments public.
Israel’s Kan public broadcaster reported the two sides had discussed several regional issues, including Iran, during their meeting on the sidelines of the Counter–Violent Extremist Organizations conference for military commanders, in the US.

In addition to Ruwaili, Eizenkot had also met with his counterparts from several Arab states on the sidelines of the same event, the report added.

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Oct 17 05:07

RUSSIAN MISSILE SYSTEMS IN CRIMEA PUT ON ALERT

Soldiers from the coastal missile and artillery brigade of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet have been put on alert in order to take part in tactical exercises, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on October 15.

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Oct 17 04:43

Video: oan Rivers -- GOES OFF on Epic Israel/Palestine Rant

Joan Rivers dropped jettisoned comedy for politics ... unleashing an impassioned defense of Israel that included an awesome New York/New Jersey analogy.
Note: I think we have found a big part of the problem!

Oct 17 04:11

ISRAEL BOMBS GAZA

Israel Bombs Gaza, Wounded Reported
Israeli warplanes bombed several locations in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday causing a number of injuries, one reported in critical condition, according to Palestinians reports and medical sources.

Hospitals reported at least 10 wounded, six of them students who were on their way to school in Deir al-Balah in the Central Gaza Strip, WAFA reported.

Four others were injured when warplanes bombed a location in Rafah South of the Gaza Strip, with one person reported in critical condition.

Schools were closed in several areas in the Gaza Strip as explosions were heard in many locations throughout the besieged coastal enclave.

The air raids came after a rocket reportedly fired from Gaza fell at a home in Beer Sheba South of Israel causing damage but no injuries.>>>

Oct 16 14:58

This morning in Israel a 15 year old boy died, as Israel tests another type of bomb that explodes inside the human body.

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WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC.

Oct 16 14:53

Saving the Holy Land – a "dead end in the tragedy of the Palestinians”… and now "a land in which human beings kill each other”

Stuart Littlewood highlights the “cry of hope in the absence of all hope” of Palestinian Christians living under the jackboot of the Israeli occupiers to help campaigners and civil society keep focus on some of the essential issues in the big struggle ahead. >>

Oct 16 14:22

Journalists Killed and Injured in Israel/Palestine

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No fuss over those deaths!

Oct 16 13:31

FLASHBACK - Journalist among 9 killed as '20,000' Palestinians protest at Gaza border

At least nine Palestinians, including a journalist, were killed by Israeli forces on the Gaza border on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators burned tyres and sent towers of thick black smoke billowing over the isolated Mediterranean enclave.

The latest fatalities mean that 31 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli snipers since Gaza residents last week began “the Great March of Return”, a series of weekly border protests demanding the right to return to their ancestral homes in what is today Israel.

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Funny how nobody made a fuss over this dead journalist!

Oct 16 12:57

Israel Confiscates 2,036 Acres of Palestinian Land in West Bank

Israeli occupation authorities yesterday, issued a confiscation order against 8,242 dunums (2,036 acres) of Az-Zawiya village’s lands in the Salfit district of the West Bank for alleged military purposes, Alghad TV reported.

The land is located in the west part of the village where illegal Israeli settlements are built on Palestinian land, including outposts that are not unauthorised by the Israeli authorities.

Oct 16 10:48

Israeli politicians condemn marriage of Jewish and Muslim celebrities as effort to ‘hurt our state’

On Wednesday, the Israeli-Arab-Muslim TV host Lucy Aharish (the first to host a Hebrew-speaking show) and Israeli-Jewish actor Tzahi Halevy (known from Netflix TV series Fauda), got married.

Their ceremony was what could only be considered unofficial in Israel, at the beach in Hadera. This is because Israeli law does not permit interfaith marriage. The option left to such couples is to conduct an unofficial ceremony in Israel, but do the actual official marriage in another country, where this then gets retroactively recognized by the state. Aharish and Halevy have held the relationship under the radar for some three years, to avoid the backlash – which surely came. Various politicians from the right condemned and bemoaned the marriage.

Oct 16 10:47

Several Democratic candidates take stands against BDS, amid signs that Israel is becoming politicized

Last week the New York Times ran an article about four congressional candidates who are testing the Democratic Party’s blanket support for Israel, suggesting that Israel is finally going to become a political football. There has been a lot of pushback on the story from pro-Israel Dems. Rep. Eliot Engel said those new Democrats “need to be educated,” and Jeremy Ben-Ami of J Street wrote to the Times to complain that it had focused on outliers, and missed the story of a “growing majority” of Democrats who support both Israel and Palestine.

Meanwhile Republican supporters of Israel have seized on the article to say that Dems are going off the reservation. “This is an IMPORTANT and chilling read.

Oct 16 09:58

Israel policewoman ‘shot Palestinian for fun’, court hears

The 20-year-old policewoman was arrested yesterday and appeared before Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court in a bail hearing. The court heard that the policewoman allegedly shot an unarmed Palestinian in the back with a sponge-tipped bullet “without any operational reason”, leaving him seriously wounded. The court’s judge, Elad Persky, said the policewoman seemed to have shot the Palestinian “as a dubious form of entertainment”, before ordering that she be held for another three days.

The attack is believed to have occurred in May, while the policewoman was on duty near the Al-Za’im checkpoint, situated near the illegal Israeli settlement of Ma’ale Adumim in the occupied West Bank. However, Israel’s Justice Ministry only learned of the incident recently “while investigating another case in which members of the Border Police allegedly beat a Palestinian for no reason”, Haaretz reported.

Oct 16 09:57

Union: Israel ‘systematically’ targeting journalists

The Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate yesterday condemned Israel’s shooting of photojournalist Jaffar Ishtayeh with a gas canister in his head, Shehab.ps reported.

The group also condemned the Israeli shooting of five other journalists and photographers as they covering the Great March of Return protests in Gaza.

Oct 16 09:56

Excuses, excuses when the stone-thrower is an Israeli settler and the victim is Palestinian

In 2015, Israel approved a law that stipulated a 20 year prison sentence for individuals caught throwing stones. The intention was to target Palestinians involved in resistance activities, despite the discrepancies between armed Jewish Israeli settlers and Palestinians in terms of weapons available for them to use. “Tolerance towards terrorists ends today,” commented Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked. “A stone thrower is a terrorist and only a fitting punishment can serve as a deterrent and just punishment.”

Yet despite claiming that Palestinians who throw stones during clashes “provoke” unwarranted violence, stone throwing by Jewish Israeli settler-colonists has many precedents and victims, and is usually overlooked. The latest Palestinian victim of Jewish stone-throwers was Aisha Al-Rabi who was killed last Friday while on her way home in the car. Settlers hurled stones at the family car, killing Aisha and injuring her husband Yacoub.

Oct 16 09:55

Gaza: The Most Important Story Not Covered in the MSM

The Israelis military is killing kids in the Gaza Strip – like, on the regular. You wouldn’t know it though; not unless you watch the BBC or Al Jazeera, that is. The uncomfortable truth is this: most Americans, frankly, don’t care. Most of the populace and a bipartisan coalition of nearly all policymakers are so reflexively pro-Israel that any critique of Israeli militarism is immediately labeled as anti-Semitism.

Nevertheless, Americans should start paying attention. We in the U.S. are, after all, veritably obsessed with our national security. So much so, indeed, that Washington has waged a perpetual "war on terror" across the Greater Middle East and Africa, restricted some civil liberties, and garrisoned the globe with hundreds of foreign military bases. The problem is that none of this expeditionary military action has made the homeland safer or lessened the appeal of violent jihadi Islam.

Oct 16 09:55

Israeli fire wounds 32 Palestinians in Gaza beach protest

Gaza's Health Ministry says 32 Palestinians have been wounded by Israeli fire during a mass protest along the beach near the Israeli frontier.

Protesters threw flaming tires over the fence Monday, while fishing boats hoisted Palestinian flags. Israeli forces responded with tear gas and live fire.

The ruling Hamas militant group has been staging border protests for the past six months in hopes of easing a crippling Israeli-Egyptian blockade.

Oct 16 09:53

Israel advocates are the 2 largest donors in lead-up to U.S. midterm elections

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who once said he wished he’d served in the Israeli military instead of the American one, is donating tens of millions of dollars to Republicans. He is expected to be the top donor in this election cycle.

Oct 16 09:53

Mayor of Bethlehem: PM Netanyahu’s Statement on Bethlehem and Palestinian Christians is Another Attempt at Distorting the Reality of Israeli Occupation

Mayor of Bethlehem, advocate Anton Salman said, in response to Sunday’s statements by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Bethlehem and the situation of Palestinian Christians, that such a statement “is another Israeli attempt at distorting the reality of the Israeli occupation and particularly the effects that Israeli policies have had on the Palestinian Christian community since 1948.”

Oct 16 09:52

FLASHBACK: “Just Another Mother Murdered”

A dozen years ago Alison Weir described how U.S. media ignored a Palestinian death… This pattern has persisted year after year after year… And another Palestinian mother has just been killed…

Almost no one bothered to report it. A search of the nation’s largest newspapers turned up nothing in USA Today, the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Chicago Sun-Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Houston Chronicle, Tampa Tribune, etc.

Oct 16 09:34

Why Liberal Jews in Israel and the US have made Lara Alqasem a Cause Celebre

An American student of Palestinian descent detained in Israel’s airport for nearly a fortnight has become an unexpected cause celebre. Lara Alqasem was refused entry under legislation passed last year against boycott activists, and Israeli courts are now deciding whether allowing her to study human rights at an Israeli university threatens public order.

Usually those held at the border are swiftly deported, but Ms Alqasem appealed against the decision, becoming in the process an improbable “prisoner of conscience” for the boycott cause.

The Israeli government, led by strategic affairs minister Gilad Erdan, claims that the 22-year-old is a leader of the growing international boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. Activists like Ms Alqasem, he argues, demonise Israel.

Oct 16 07:09

The Numbers Behind America’s Opioid Epidemic

Drug overdoses are the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50, who are now more likely to die from a drug overdose than from car accidents or firearms.

(*and nobody's making a pre-election info-mercial about it

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ON EITHER SIDE!)

Oct 16 06:52

US Military Presence in Africa: All Over Continent and Still Expanding;

(*and nobody's making a pre-election info-mercial about it

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ON EITHER SIDE!)

Oct 16 06:22

Pro Trump Fake NEWS From Liberal Blog: Trump's 'Wide-Eyed Acceptance' of King's Denial

Ex-US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Warns Against Trump's 'Wide-Eyed Acceptance' of King's Denial: He Told Me 9/11 Was 'An Israeli Plot'
(*cut to the chase , or , here's the fakest part)
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“This is the same King Salman who told me after 9/11 that the 9/11 attacks were an Israeli plot,” Robert Jordan, the former United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia under President George W Bush said. “And he said that firmly. Did I believe that? Of course not. >>>

(*all smoke / no fire )

Oct 15 13:20

US President Says 'Rogue Killers' Might Have Killed Saudi Journalist

US President Donald Trump stated that he believes it is possible that “rogue killers” could be responsible for the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Speaking to journalists outside the White House on Monday about Khashoggi’s disappearance, Trump said “it sounded to me like maybe these could have been rogue killers. Who knows?”, Middle East News reported.

Offering the rogue killer theory, Trump cited King Salman of Saudi Arabia’s “firm” denial that Riyadh had anything to do with the situation —>>>

Oct 15 10:13

Israeli settler runs over, injures two Palestinian workers in occupied West Bank

Local sources, requesting anonymity, told Arabic-language Ma’an news agency that the victims, identified as Oqab Raji Mahmoud Abed al-Hafith and Ameer Hayel Raji, were struck near the village of Kafr Laqif, located 22 kilometers southwest of Nablus, on Sunday afternoon.

The pair was transferred to a nearby hospital to receive medical treatment.

Sources said Hafith had suffered serious injuries in the head, while Raji has sustained moderate injuries to his head and shoulder.

There have been scores of “hit and run” incidents targeting Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, with most of them largely going uninvestigated by Israeli authorities. Some of such events have resulted in fatalities.

Oct 15 10:00

Second Major Jewish Charity Admits Funding Group Tied To Canary Mission Blacklist

A second major U.S. Jewish charity has acknowledged to the Forward that it funded the Israeli charity that appears to run Canary Mission, the online blacklist of student activists that the Israeli government has used to interrogate and detain U.S. citizens.

Between November of 2016 and September of 2017, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, one of the largest Jewish charities in the country, made a series of grants totaling $250,000 to Megamot Shalom, the Israeli not-for-profit organization that the Forward has identified as the likely operator of Canary Mission. The foundation now says that it will not fund Megamot Shalom in the future.

Read more: https://forward.com/news/national/411895/second-major-jewish-charity-a...

Oct 15 09:59

7 Palestinians killed, 252 wounded in clashes with Israeli soldiers in eastern Gaza

A 21-year-old Palestinian died late Friday from the wounds sustained from Israeli gunshots, bringing to seven the death toll of Palestinians killed during violent clashes near the Israel-Gaza borders.

Mohamed Abbas, who was shot in the head earlier Friday by Israeli gunfire in eastern Gaza city, later succumbed to his wounds, said Ashraf Al-Qedra, spokesman of the Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip, ruled by the Islamic Hamas movement.

At least 252 Palestinians were injured during Friday clashes, as some 15,000 Palestinians participated in the demonstrations in several places in eastern Gaza Strip near the border fence with Israel.

Chanting anti-Israeli slogans, the Palestinian protesters burned tries, released dozens of arson balloons into Israel, cut the barbed wire of the border fence, and clashed with Israeli soldiers, eyewitnesses said.

The Israeli soldiers stationed on the border fired tear gas and even opened live fire at the Palestinian protesters.

Oct 15 09:47

Israel halts fuel deliveries to besieged Gaza Strip

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman has ordered deliveries of fuel to the besieged Gaza Strip to be suspended after protests on Friday during which the Hamas-run health ministry said seven Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops.

The suspension comes just days after a United Nations-brokered deal to supply the territory with Qatari-bought fuel came into effect.

The Israeli army said five Palestinians were shot dead on Friday after breaking through the fence that separates the enclave from Israel and attacking an army post.

But the Gaza health ministry said seven Palestinians were killed as thousands of protesters approached the heavily-guarded Israeli border.

Oct 15 09:46

New Zealand BDS activists raise $12k for Gaza after Israel fines them $12k

Two New Zealand pro-Palestinian activists have raised NZ$17,576 ($11,435) as of Sunday for a Palestinian charity after being fined by an Israeli court for their alleged role in persuading pop star Lorde to cancel a concert in Tel Aviv last year.

Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab said last week they would not pay the fine of 45,000 shekels ($12,416) awarded to three Israeli teenagers, calling the court’s ruling a “stunt” intended to intimidate Israel’s critics.

Instead, they asked people to donate money through website givealittle.co.nz to the Gaza Mental Health Foundation, a volunteer group that raises funds for mental health and women’s empowerment groups in the Gaza Strip.

As of Sunday, they raised NZ$17,576, according to the website.

Oct 15 09:45

Netanyahu’s adventures in the AIPAC wonderland

Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks at the 2018 conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), are key to an understanding of how Israel is run. The Israeli leader is not only his country’s longest-serving Prime Minister, but is also different from his predecessors in many ways. One difference has affected his personality and behaviour markedly; he was raised in the United States and imbibed its culture and political tactics. This has affected his own political behaviour as well as his world view and self-perception.

Oct 15 09:45

Netanyahu’s Israel has eliminated peace

Peace with Israel is impossible as long as the terrorist Benjamin Netanyahu is prime minister. This was my opinion in the 1990s and I still believe this today.

A terrorist wing, led by Netanyahu, exists in Israel and settlers and strangers claim that Palestine is their historical homeland. Some of their supporters are in the American policy circle and they have made President Donald Trump the official spokesman on behalf of Israel and its supporters in and around the American governing circles.

Oct 15 09:44

Israeli historian thinks 1956 massacre was part of a secret plan to expel Palestinians

The highest Israeli officer tried for Israel’s 1956 Kafr Qasem massacre admitted that his trial was staged to protect Israeli leaders. An Israeli historian thinks the massacre was part of a secret plan to expel Palestinians from Israel

Israel’s Ha’aretz newspaper reports that the highest Israeli officer tried for Israel’s 1956 Kafr Qasem massacre admitted before his death that his trial was staged to protect military and political elites.

Israeli historian Adam Raz believes that a secret plan to transfer Israel’s Arabs was behind the 1956 attack, in which Israeli soldiers shot dead 19 men, 6 women, and 23 children (some reports give the total killed as 51). They were allegedly killed because they had violated an Israeli imposed curfew, of which they were unaware.

Oct 15 09:43

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

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

The documentary, produced by Al Jazeera, says that the protestors at the demonstration were “on a fellowship program run by a conservative think tank called the Hoover Institution.” A student says in the clip that they were “forced” to participate.

The Hoover Institution is located at Stanford University and is funded under Stanford University’s tax-exempt status as an educational institution. The Hoover Institution has refused to answer questions about the report.

Oct 15 09:07

The Art of No Mideast Deal

Donald Trump once advertised an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan as his greatest achievement-in-the-making, but like many of the president’s negotiations, the Kushner-Greenblatt strategy is a one-sided bargain, writes Patrick Lawrence.

Oct 15 08:44

PROUD TO BE A CANADIAN …… HERE IS JUST ONE REASON WHY

Canada has announced that it is contributing $50 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).

Some $40 million would be allocated over two years to assist the health and education efforts of the refugee agency, a statement said.

Another $10 million is aimed at helping 460,000 Palestinian refugees in Syria and Lebanon.

International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau said Canada’s new contribution would improve lives and “protect the human dignity” of millions of Palestinian refugees.

“This new funding to UNRWA is urgently needed, and it will bring some predictability to the agency as the needs on the ground are increasing,” Bibeau added.

Oct 15 08:43

Israeli soldier executed Gaza teen at close range: witness

An Israeli soldier killed a Palestinian teen along Gaza’s boundary when the detained youth tried to escape, according to a reporter who witnessed the shooting.

The slain Palestinian, identified as Ahmad Abdallah Abu Naim, 17, was one of seven killed during mass protests along Gaza’s boundary with Israel on Friday.

Journalist Muhammad Mahawish said that Abu Naim was among a group that had crossed the fence along central Gaza’s eastern boundary with Israel.

Oct 15 08:43

Palestinian woman killed after settlers reportedly pelted her with stones

Police launch investigation into incident in which Aisha al-Rawbi, 47, from the village of Biddya, was reportedly killed by Jewish settlers who hurled stones at a vehicle she and her husband were riding in near Tapuach junction.

Oct 15 08:42

Court issues gag order on death of Palestinian woman

The Jerusalem's Magistrate's Court issued a gag order on Saturday over the investigation into the death of Aisha al-Rawbi, 47, from the village of Biddya in the West Bank.

The Palestinians say al-Rawbi was killed after Jewish settlers hurled stones at a vehicle she, her husband and their nine-year-old daughter were riding in near the Tapuach junction on Friday.

The court, at the request of the police, barred the publication of any detail from the investigation.

Oct 15 08:40

Israel warns Hamas of 'painful' strikes if protests go on

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday threatened "very painful blows" against Gaza's Hamas rulers if they don't halt protests along the perimeter fence that have led to clashes with Israeli troops.

Netanyahu said Israel is very close to waging a "different kind of activity" against the Islamic militants. He said "if it has any sense, Hamas will cease its fire and violent outbursts — now."

Hamas has orchestrated near-weekly protests along the Israel-Gaza boundary since March, pressing for an end to a decade-long Israel-Egyptian blockade of the isolated territory.

Oct 15 08:24

Watch | Israeli Occupation Forces Detain Palestinian Kids Walking to School

Israeli human rights organisation B’Tselem has published a video that shows Israeli occupation forces detaining two young Palestinian children in the West Bank city of Hebron.

Oct 15 08:24

Edward Snowden to Address Select Audience in Israel: Will He Take On Israel’s Surveillance State?

Since having gained prominence as a whistleblower, Snowden has been a vocal advocate for free speech, freedom of the press, and privacy. However, the Israeli government routinely violates these rights for Palestinians as well as Israelis.

Oct 15 08:23

Meet Ten Corporate Giants Helping Israel Massacre Gaza Protesters

“The Israeli military relies on a network of international companies, supplying everything from sniper rifles to tear gas, to carry out its massacres of protesters in Gaza. These companies are knowingly supporting war crimes, and are complicit in state-orchestrated murder.” — Tom Anderson, researcher for Corporate Occupation

Oct 15 08:21

American Pravda: The ADL in American Society

Given the fearsome reputation of the ADL and its notorious hair-trigger activists, there was a widespread belief that my small webzine would be completely annihilated when I first launched my recent series of controversial articles in early June by praising the works of historian David Irving, a figure long demonized by the ADL. Yet absolutely nothing happened.

During the next three months my subsequent articles directly challenged nearly every hot-button issue normally so fiercely defended by the ADL and its lackies, so much so that a friendly journalist soon described me as the “Kamikaze from California.” Yet despite my 90,000 words of text and the 13,000 comments I had attracted, the continuing silence of the ADL was absolutely deafening. Meanwhile, my articles were read more than half a million times, with the following being a list of the most provocative pieces:

Oct 14 07:52

Israel's Netanyahu threatens Hamas with 'very strong blows'

Israel on Friday suspended fuel deliveries to the Gaza Strip, after fresh protests along the border that saw seven Palestinians killed by Israeli troops.
Note: Where the hell are all these peace loving Jews we hear so much about!

Oct 14 07:48

Trump Is Trying to Square a Globalized World Through Capitalism.

President Trump seems to be trying to compensate for the decline in US power overall by way of adopting more bellicose and foghorn rhetoric for others to comply with American demands
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This week saw a record fall in the American stock market. That suggests that the supposed strength of the US economy is not what it has been cracked up to be under Trump. A major factor in the collapse of the US stock market is reported to be the uncertainty prompted by the growing US trade war with China.

Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin lamented the US policy of imposing sanctions against other nations and its over-reliance on the dollar as the main global currency exchange tool. Putin said the US was making a “strategic mistake” by using the dollar as a weapon with which to punish other nations to comply with Washington’s diktats.
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Implicit in Putin’s comments was that the US is acting like a failing empire>>>

Oct 14 07:48

Understanding Jewish Power

Those who are in the drivers' seat of the Israel promotion process are what some would describe as the Israel Lobby but which I would prefer to call a subset of the Jewish Lobby, which in itself is supported by something I would designate Jewish Power, an aggregate of Jewish money, control over key aspects of the media and entertainment industries plus easy access to corrupted politicians desirous of positive press and campaign donations. This penetration and control of the public discourse has resulted in the creation of what I would refer to as the official "Israel narrative" ... Unfortunately the role of Washington as Israel's obedient poodle has our once great country moving in the wrong direction. This has all been brought about by Jewish Power, and it is time to wake up to that fact and address it squarely.

Oct 14 07:42

Benjamin Netanyahu Is No Friend to America

Benjamin Netanyahu is no stranger to the American spotlight. A career Israeli politician who attended school in the United States, he specializes in the kind of rhetoric that his American counterparts revel in - a kind of narcissism that's more used car salesman than educator ... In his 1995 campaign autobiography, "Fighting Terrorism," Netanyahu, preparing to run for the office of prime minister of Israel, asserted that Iran was "three to five years" away from having a nuclear bomb. Bibi repeated this claim several times over the next 20-plus years ... The American people should not tolerate this continued intrusion into their affairs by an outsider whose previous lies, prevarications and provocations helped get the United States entangled in one war, all the while advocating for our involvement in another.

Oct 13 20:35

Lorde fans fined by Israeli courts raise more than $13,000 for Gaza mental health charity

Two Lorde fans have raised thousands for a Gaza Strip charity instead of paying Israeli courts $12,000 in damages after they allegedly persuaded Lorde to cancel a concert.

Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab woke up on Friday "to find Israeli courts have ordered us to pay more than $12,000 USD in damages to three Israeli teenagers".

It followed controversy when the two women wrote an open letter to Lorde last year encouraging the singer to boycott a concert at Tel Aviv, in Israel.

"We will not be paying the court ordered amount."

"Instead, we would like to use the publicity surrounding Israel's stunt to return the attention and support back to Palestine and those paying the heaviest price for Israel's actions," the duo wrote on The Spinoff.

Oct 13 10:50

JEWS ARE SMARTEST RACE IN THE WORLD AND SUPERIOR HUMANS, ISRAELI LAWMAKER CLAIMS

Israelis will never believe the corruption charges being levied against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, because the Jewish race is the smartest in the world and of “the highest human capital,” an Israeli lawmaker argued Wednesday.

Miki Zohar, an Israeli lawmaker and member of Netanyahu’s Likud party, made the comments during a radio interview in which he and a journalist debated the ongoing corruption investigations into the Israeli Prime Minister.

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"Not that we are being racist, of course, and anyone who says we are is a filthy anti-Semitic Jew-hater who wants Hitler to come back and gas Jewish babies in the ovens!!!"

Oct 13 10:45

General's Final Confession Links 1956 Massacre to Israel's Secret Plan to Expel Arabs

'Yiska' Shadmi, the highest IDF officer tried for the Kafr Qasem massacre, admitted before his death that his trial was staged to protect military and political elites. Historian Adam Raz believes that behind the horrific 1956 event was a secret plan to transfer Israel's Arabs

Oct 13 10:33

DM: No fuel for Gaza until violence ends

MainAll NewsDefense/SecurityDM: No fuel for Gaza until violence ends

DM: No fuel for Gaza until violence ends
Defense Minister Liberman says Israel won't provide fuel, gas, to Gaza until violence - including incendiary balloons - ends.

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) on Saturday said that Israel will not provide fuel or gas to Gaza if conflicts continue.

Liberman halted the transfer of fuel to Gaza on Friday, after several Gaza terrorists who detonated a bomb on the Israel-Gaza border fence and attacked an IDF position inside Israel.

Earlier on Saturday, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said that conflict would continue until Hamas' demands are met.

"Woe betide you if you cease the March of Return before the siege is lifted," Haniyeh told Gazans. "Our marches are not for the sake of fuel and money. They are our nation's natural right."

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This is yet another form of collective punishment the Israeli government loves to use against Palestinians, as one more facet of its "Final Solution" to the "Palestinian Problem".

Oct 13 10:23

Outside In: The Trump administration’s plan to remake the Middle East

The only promise that is new about the promised peace plan is the way it will be forced on the Palestinians: no one has promised that the plan itself will be new. With Saudi Arabia and Egypt—the outside—brought onside with the promise of continued military aid despite their crimes against humanity and violations of international law and the Palestinians weakened by being silenced, economically crushed and stripped of any friends to help them, the United States and Israel are now free to attempt to impose a peace plan on the Palestinians.

Oct 13 10:05

Israeli right wanted Trump to be president, and it has reaped the reward

Two years ago it was said that Israeli PM Netanyahu was resigned to Hillary Clinton being elected president, but when Trump won it was a “dream come true.” A story in the New York Times suggests that the Israeli right tried to influence the outcome for Trump.

Earlier this week the Times reported that back in 2016 Trump campaign officials reached out to an Israeli security firm over the possibility of creating fake online identities in order to sway the Republican nomination process and then the general election. The Israeli firm came up with proposals

to use social media manipulation and to gather intelligence to help defeat Republican primary race opponents and Hillary Clinton, according to interviews and copies of the proposals.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With Trump in the White House, you can expect him doing whatever it is that Bibi Netanyahu, and his huge US financial backer, Sheldon Adelson, command.

It started with Trump's recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, rather than Tel Aviv.

The Trump Administration will continue supporting various wars of aggression against countries like Yemen; potentially Lebanon; and - the ultimate prize for Israel here - against Iran. Trump has been putting us on a path to war with Iran, while nobody is paying attention

But remember: this will only be done at the cost of American blood, and American money.

And these multiple wars may go horrifically badly, because at this point in its existence, the US military doesn't have the money, the weaponry, the troop strength, or the manufacturing to insure victory in a conventional war.

Were I a betting woman, I would not bet against the strong possibility, that the draft will be reintroduced in this country, right after the mid-term elections. And this time, the US military will be coming for both our sons, and our daughters.

Oct 13 09:41

ISIS seizes chlorine canisters in attack on Al-Nusra & White Helmets – Russian MoD

Deadly chemicals have ended up in the hands of Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) after pro-IS terrorists attacked a northern Syrian HQ of Al-Nusra, killing several militants and White Helmets and capturing canisters with chlorine.
The Russian Defense Ministry reported on the attack on Wednesday, accusing the militant-allied Western countries of helping the terrorists acquire chemical agents. The “irresponsible actions” of these states in Syria have led to the situation, in which “chemical agents ended up in the hands of Islamic State terrorists, whose actions are impossible to predict,” the head of the Russian Reconciliation Center, Major General Vladimir Savchenko, said in a statement.

Moscow has previously accused the anti-government militants and their Western backers of preparing false flag chemical attacks to frame Damascus. The West, Savchenko said, completely “disregards the precarious situation in the Idlib de-escalation zone” with this alleged plan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember how much the US government has hyped the mantra about having to "do something" if there is another "chemical attack" on the Syrian people?!?

Folks, if this information is true, we are all probably being thoroughly groomed for an "October Surprise" in Syria, which would certainly be a welcome distraction for both the White House, fretting about upcoming midterm elections and the economy, and Bibi Netanyahu, worried about corruption charges against his wife Sarah, and potentially against himself.

Oct 13 08:52

JAMAL KHASHOGGI WASN’T THE FIRST — SAUDI ARABIA HAS BEEN GOING AFTER DISSIDENTS ABROAD FOR DECADES

THE STORY OF Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and possible murder has riveted the world’s attention with its macabre, and mysterious, details. The soft-spoken but sharply critical Saudi journalist vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2. Theories about his fate include the horrifying possibility that Khashoggi was murdered — and perhaps even tortured and dismembered — at the hands of the Saudi state. (The Saudi government continues to vehemently deny these charges.) Should these allegations prove true, Khashoggi’s fate could have vast ramifications for the reputation of Saudi’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, known as MBS, who has until now sought to establish himself as a figure of modernization and reform. Already, Khashoggi’s case has elicited an unusually strong response from Western media and parts of the American government alike, casting Saudi Arabia’s geopolitical future in doubt.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There's an old saying about being judged "by the company one keeps"; and one has to wonder; President Trump's two BFFs in the Middle East, are the Saudi Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, and Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Why this particular set of relationships?!?

What I believe what President Trump's"friends" probably have in common, outside a desire/demand for total control over their citizens, would be that wonderful line from the TV show, "Elementary", in which Sherlock is describing his dad to Watson, as having "...assassins on speed dial."

But for both men, that desire for "total control" is starting to slip.

In Saudi Arabia, we have heard of the possible Saudi execution of a Saudi Journalist, Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Turkey.

And according to recent reports, Houthi rebels have managed to embed themselves in various strategically significant towns within Saudi Arabia itself Yemen's military adopts a more aggressive strategy, and captures Saudi Military sites, While Bibi Netanyahu's wife is on trial for corruption. Corruption indictment looms for Israel's Netanyahu in lead-up to Israeli Elections

And here is why Netanyahu may hold early snap elections: Israel's Netanyahu appears poised to call early elections This would traditionally be held either in late October, or early November.

It looks to me as though both men are in an urgent state of need for some kind of spectacular distraction for their countries' citizens, a "misdirection", if you will, so that not much will get said said about the three situations I have mentioned in this post.

Please note that at this point in time, 13 October, there are 32 days left for countries around the world to stop buying oil from Iran, courtesy of President Trump's edict against this: this "drop dead" date occurs on Sunday, 4 November.

Tuesday, 6 November, is the US mid-term elections.

I think we may reasonably expect to see an "October/November surprise", by way of some kind of false flag, by the US, perhaps with overt or covert assistance by the leaders of both countries in order to "provide "cover"/distraction for both men.

Where and when, I cannot tell you; but the sense of impending dread I am experiencing, looking at potential places where the geopolitical, dry "tinder" could easily be torched, and the world set to burn in an upcoming global war, is something I just cannot shake.

And to our readers and listeners, I hope - and, yes, pray - to heck that I am utterly dead wrong about this; I never want to see anyone hurt, particularly as a distraction for other operations the US- and other governments - don't want us to see happening.

But in looking at both the logic, and the timing here, this is the way I see current history appearing to be unfolding.

Oct 12 14:42

Top Trump aide colluded with Israel in 2016 election – Russia Scapegoated

Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates requested proposals from an Israeli intelligence firm to manipulate social media with fake accounts in order to help secure a favorable outcome for Donald Trump in the Republican primaries and later the general election.

Oct 12 13:58

ISRAEL & PALESTINE: THE MAPS TELL THE TRUE STORY

The truth is that far from being the poor victim it likes to portray itself as, Israel is in fact the most aggressive and belligerent nation in the region, having invaded pretty much everyone it shares a border with.

The following maps show just who is wiping who off of the map!

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Oct 12 12:13

Israeli Outlet Claims Russia Imported Iranian Crews to Operate Syria's New S-300 Anti-Air Missiles

Editor's note: This report comes from DEBKA which is a publication from the Israeli militant right-wing. It is also an sometimes accused of being an outlet for the Israeli intelligence. As such some of its reports may not reflect reality, or even what DEBKA editors believe is, or may be, reality--but merely what information the Israeli uber-hawks want out there. Nonetheless, the theory presented is an interesting one, and not entirely unplausible. Syria does not have crews trained to man its new Russian-made S-300 air defense systems, but Iran on the other hand has had these missiles for a few years now and has such operators.

Oct 12 11:05

Did Israeli spy firm help Trump win presidency?

THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA: A report in The New York Times this week reveals details of a multimillion dollar scheme by a now defunct Israeli spy firm to use social media manipulation and fake online identities in a sophisticated effort to sway the 2016 election in favor of Donald Trump.

Trump eventually secured his party’s nomination and went on to win the US presidency but it is unclear if Psy-Group, a firm staffed by former Israeli intelligence agents, gave him a boost.

The company’s former CEO Royi Burstien previously commanded an Israeli psychological warfare unit.
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Psy-Group has also reportedly been involved in the Israeli government’s covert campaign against the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights

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Oct 12 11:04

Israel fines New Zealand women $18,000 for urging Lorde concert boycott

An Israel court has ordered two New Zealand women to pay damages for harming the “artistic welfare” of three Israeli teenagers after the pop star Lorde cancelled a planned performance in Tel Aviv.

Judge Mirit Fohrer ruled that Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab of New Zealand must pay damages to Israeli teenagers Shoshana Steinbach, Ayelet Wertzel and Ahuva Frogel totaling more than NZ$18,000 for writing a letter urging the singer to cancel her concert in Tel Aviv, the Jerusalem Post reports.

It is believed to be the first effective use of a 2011 Israeli law allowing civil lawsuits of anyone who encourages a boycott of Israel.

The Israeli teenagers claimed their “artistic welfare” was damaged because of the cancellation and that they suffered “damage to their good name as Israelis and Jews”.

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"Artistic Welfare", MY ASTROLABE!!

I am hoping that the New Zealand judicial system is bright enough to realize what this truly is; an attempt to squash any artistic freedom on the part of anyone who cancels a concert in Israel, due to Palestinian human rights issues.

I sincerely hope that artists around the world will back Lourdes, with all the moral integrity possible, and never book gigs in Israel ever again, in protest of their treatment of Palestinians.

If they are asked, that they will tell event promoters that until Israel stops its wretchedly apartheid treatment of Palestinians, they cannot, in good conscience, perform in this country, ever again.

Oct 12 09:47

Jerusalem Post breaks ‘death’ of Russia’s UK envoy in rush to post more ‘Kremlin hacking’ news

The Jerusalem Post got a tad ahead of itself with a ‘breaking news’ alert about Russia’s ambassador to the UK denying that Moscow had any role in the Skripal case, reporting instead that the envoy... had died? Sure.
“Russian UK envoy dies; Kremlin hacked computers and murdered ex-spy,” the Post announced in a “BREAKING NEWS” update.

It appears that the outlet botched the headline of a Reuters wire report about Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko’s news conference in London held on Friday.

The slightly more accurate Reuters-provided headline read: “Russian UK envoy denies Kremlin tried hack computers and murder ex-spy.”

Oct 12 09:27

IDF Awards Israeli Soldiers for Deadly Crackdown on Gaza Protests

Sometimes described in the media as “clashes,” the protests in Gaza involve heavily-armed Israeli snipers firing into crowds of unarmed young Palestinians. Those killed by IDF fire include journalists, medics and children.

Oct 12 09:02

Netanyahu says US Navy’s visit shows support of Israeli military action in Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters on Thursday that the U.S. Navy’s visit at Ashdod Port was a message of support for his country’s military action in Syria.

“We are determined to act to defend ourselves against the Iranian military entrenchment in Syria, and against its proxies,” Netanyahu stated, as quoted by the Jerusalem Post.

Oct 12 08:59

Israel: 183% increase in applications of permit to carry weapons

A recent report revealed that the number of applications made by Israelis to obtain permits to carry personal weapons increased during the past two months by 183 per cent compared to the same period of last year.

The increase in the number of requests for permits to carry weapons came following Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan’s decision to ease regular restrictions imposed on that sort of security authorisations, Haaretz newspaper reported Thursday.

In August, Erdan announced the ministry’s resolution to simplify the permits granting procedure for Israelis, particularly in areas close to the zones populated by Palestinians and to the border.

Since then, 2,800 Israeli citizens have applied for permits to carry weapons, which marked a 183 per cent increase compared to the same period of last year.

Oct 12 08:58

Russia rejects Israel’s claim to sovereignty over Golan Heights

Russia has rejected Israel’s claim to sovereignty over the Golan Heights which has been under Israeli occupation for 51 years.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov indicated that his country will not agree to any change of status of the Golan Heights, insisting that Moscow, along with the large majority of the international community, considers it to be occupied Syrian territory.

The status of the Golan Heights is determined by the resolutions of the UN Security Council,” Lavrov was quoted by Tass as telling reporters yesterday. “To change this status bypassing the Security Council, I think, would be a direct violation of these resolutions.”

Oct 12 08:58

Israel’s Ambassador attacks UNESCO after adoption of resolutions in favour of Palestine

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon issued a statement condemning the decision of the Executive Council of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to protect the Palestinian heritage.

The statement said that “this is an additional proof for those who did not understand why the United States and Israel withdrew from UNESCO. This proves once again that UNESCO is a body based on lies, biases and deliberate action against us. Israel will not be a member of an organisation that is trying to rewrite history and accept to be exploited by our enemies.”

Oct 12 08:57

University of Michigan punishes professor for boycotting Israel

Free speech and Palestinian advocacy groups have denounced the University of Michigan for reprimanding a professor who refused to write a letter of recommendation for a student looking to study in Israel.

John Cheney-Lippold, an associate professor of American culture, had agreed to write the letter, but later declined after finding the student was planning to study in Tel Aviv. The professor is engaged in an academic boycott of Israel amid its human rights abuses against Palestinians.

"I am very sorry, but I only scanned your first email a couple weeks ago and missed out on a key detail," Cheney-Lippold wrote the student, Abigail Ingber, in an email last month.

"As you may know, many university departments have pledged an academic boycott against Israel in support of Palestinians living in Palestine. This boycott includes writing letters of recommendation for students planning to study there."

Oct 12 08:56

The Israel lobby’s non-stop attacks on Corbyn will backfire

Not only is the role of pro-Israel partisans in the UK now visible, but their ugly assumptions are under closer scrutiny than ever before

Oct 12 08:55

Israel’s Plans for Nikki Haley to be the 46th President of the United States?

Is Nimrata “Nikki” Haley (nee Randhawa), Netanyahu’s ‘candidate’ as Israel makes plans to have AIPAC use its powerful organisation to install her as the 46th President of the United States?

In a transparent move to infiltrate and control American politics, does the de facto head of AIPAC (the US Zionist Lobby in Washington), Binyamin Netanyahu have plans for the former US Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, to be a ‘shoo-in’ as the next American President, to succeed Trump?

Oct 12 08:55

A Crash Course on the True Causes of “Anti-Semitism”, Part II

First, anti-Semites everywhere!

It has been over a year since I wrote an article entitled “A Crash Course on the True Causes of “Anti-Semitism.” I tried to illustrate how the kind of ideology and worldview of what ought to be called Rabbinical Phariseeism but is, alas, usually referred to as “Orthodox Judaism,” results in an inevitable hostile backlash from those whom this ideology and worldview even deny the status of “human being.” Today, I want to do something a little different: look at a political tactic which appears to give Jews a very desirable position but which in reality places them all at risk: the use of the accusation of “anti-Semitism” on practically anybody who dares to be critical of anybody and anything Jewish.

Oct 12 08:32

Finally a US lawmaker calls Israel an apartheid state

Perhaps the most vocal champion of Palestinian rights in the US House of Representatives is Betty McCollum, elected to Congress since 2000 from St. Paul, Minnesota. Since 2015, she has led efforts in Congress to address the rights of Palestinian children living under Israeli military occupation.

Nearly a year ago she introduced HR 4391, the first bill in Congress which seeks to certify that US tax dollars do not fund Israeli military detention and abuse of Palestinian children.

“As an American and as a mother, I don’t think it’s a particularly controversial or a statement of moral courage to condemn a government that systematically arrests and abuses children,” McCollum said recently at a conference for Palestinian rights held in Minnesota.

Oct 12 08:31

Israeli judgment in Lorde boycott lawsuit can’t be enforced

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

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

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

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

Oct 12 08:30

Beating stress with stories

A site of immense value to global heritage can be found in central Gaza.

With parts of it reported to be 1,700 years old, it hosted both a mosque and a monastery. Featuring three domes and ancient Greek inscriptions, the site is named after Saint George.

Though best known as England’s patron saint, George is widely believed to have been born and raised in Palestine.

In more recent times, Saint George’s Monastery – as the 200-square-meter complex is called – started falling into disrepair.

Nawa, a cultural group in Deir al-Balah, the city where the monastery is located, resolved to preserve the site and ensure it is of benefit to the local community.

In 2014, Nawa assumed responsibility for a project aimed at developing a children’s library on the site. The project was undertaken in cooperation with the United Nations cultural body UNESCO, which has restored the monastery.

Oct 12 08:26

Kamikaze from California

The cult of the Holocaust retains a unique, court-enforced prohibition against any investigation that might cast a doubt on its sacred dogma ... Ron Unz, this kamikaze of critical mind from California, has stepped on the third rail knowingly, in full awareness of the consequences. He did not stop at doubting the established mantra, he also published and made available to readers and internet users some more important books on the subject ... Whether the Holocaust narrative is based on sterling facts or on exaggerations, it is good to reject it. Even if the 'deniers' are factually wrong (let us presume it for the sake of argument), they are still right with their conclusions. And Ron Unz had made an important contribution for the benefit of mankind by his publication.

Oct 11 15:30

Top Trump aide colluded with Israel in 2016 election – Russia Scapegoated

Massive Israeli Interference in Trump 2016 Election. Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates requested proposals from an Israeli intelligence firm to manipulate social media with fake accounts in order to help secure a favorable outcome for Donald Trump in the Republican primaries and later the general election. See description for more info.

Oct 11 14:26

Israeli court: NZ activists must pay for Lorde cancellation

An Israeli court has ordered two New Zealand women to pay over $12,000 in damages for allegedly helping persuade the pop singer Lorde to cancel a performance in Israel.

The suit was filed under a law that allows civil lawsuits against anyone who calls for a boycott against Israel. Thursday's ruling is believed to be the first time the 2011 law has been applied.

The two New Zealanders, Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab, had appealed to the singer in an open letter to "join the artistic boycott of Israel". Lorde acknowledged the letter and cancelled her show days later.

Oct 11 13:55

US Navy docks in Israel for first time in 20 years

US Navy destroyer the USS Ross has docked in Ashdod, a southern port in Israel, Reuters reported. The last time a US ship sailed in the Israeli port was roughly 20 years ago. They would previously dock mostly in the northern ports, something which makes the USS Ross’ docking even more unusual.

The destroyer was met by the country’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who welcomed the sailors personally and held a speech on the ship’s deck. He noted that the USS Ross’ visit marks a new level of relations between Israel and the US.

Oct 11 13:29

Scott Ritter: Benjamin Netanyahu Is No Friend to USA

Benjamin Netanyahu is no stranger to the American spotlight. A career Israeli politician who attended school in the United States, he specializes in the kind of rhetoric that his American counterparts revel in—a kind of narcissism that’s more used car salesman than educator.

Netanyahu specializes in selling danger to the American people.>>>

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Oct 11 13:17

Trump Aide Hired Israeli Black Ops Agents to Blackmail JCPOA Supporters

Aides to US President Donald Trump hired an Israeli private intelligence firm by the name of Black Cube to dig up dirt on key Obama negotiators who worked on the Iran deal, according to new reports. Black Cube is the same firm hired by disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein to smear his victims. Whitney Webb, a journalist at Mintpress News, joined Radio Sputnik's Loud & Clear to talk about the controversial arrangement.

Oct 11 12:42

Firm Linked to Israeli Intelligence Ran Pro-Trump Propaganda During Presidential Election

Rick Gates, the former deputy chairman of the Trump Campaign was allegedly in contact with an Israeli intelligence firm about a social-media disinformation campaign targeted at Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton and to the benefit of Trump, according to the New York Times
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Sputnik interviewed investigative journalist Max Blumenthal according to whom, Gates was approached by Zamel who is supposedly very well connected to the Israeli lobby in the US.
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What we have here is one of a dizzying array of cases of Israeli direct interference in America’s political system and more specifically in the 2016 elections,” Blumenthal said.
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The report that Gates attempted to work with an Israeli firm to create a pro-Trump “troll farm,” as reported by Sputnik, is the latest in the “Israelgate” saga. Sputnik also cited journalists who claim that “Israelgate” is much more substantial than “Russiagate.”

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(*That's why I say; She did Him a solid , when she called him a Russian Stooge !)

Oct 11 12:33

‘Incitement’ trial illustrates systemic discrimination against Palestinians citizens of Israel

The remand hearing in the trial of Raja Eghbarieh, former secretary-general of Abnaa al-Balad movement, who is accused of “incitement to terrorism” following publications on Facebook, has become a fascinating legal battle that raises fundamental questions about the policy of the Israeli police and prosecution regarding the freedom of expression of Palestinian citizens of Israel.

Oct 11 12:29

Video: As the olive harvest begins, so do the settler attacks

The time had finally come: the residents of Turmusayya, a lush Palestinian village nestled in a valley between Ramallah and Nablus in the central occupied West Bank, had gotten permission from Israeli authorities to go harvest their olive trees.

This chance only came twice a year: two days in the spring to cultivate their land, and two days in the fall to harvest the olives.

Filled with excitement and a sense of urgency, the villagers made their way to their farmlands, which are surrounded by an Israeli settlement and outpost. When they arrived, they were devastated to find dozens of trees chopped down, uprooted, and rotting.

The 40 olive trees belonged to 78-year-old Palestinian Mahmoud al-Araj, who had been tending to the trees since he was a boy.

“Some of these trees are 40, 50, 60, and 70 years old,” al-Araj told Mondoweiss, as he sat under the shade of a large olive tree that had been slashed at its trunk.

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