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Sep 19 15:57

Israel Can’t Push US To Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal: Analyst

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lacks the leverage to persuade US President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement during their meeting at the United Nations, says an analyst in New York.

Sep 19 14:13

Dangerous Words of Escalation: Trump Threatens to Abandon Iran’s Nuclear Deal as Israeli Officials Call for Action Against Iran

Once again, the annual United Nations General Assembly is taking place in New York City with U.S. President Donald Trump set to take center stage as he is expected to focus on the North Korean Crisis and the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

As the Western media’s attention has been focused on the North Korea crisis (which is also another very serious matter), another development has been taking place in Tel Aviv, as calls for action by Israeli officials against Iran’s Nuclear Program although it’s not a new development (it’s been going on for many years). Channel 2 on Israeli TV reported that Mossad chief Yossi Cohen is calling on the Israeli government to take action against the Iranian government. The Times of Israel reported that

“Channel 2 on Sunday paraphrased Cohen as asserting that “Today’s Iran is the North Korea of yesterday, and so we need to act now so that we don’t wake up to [an Iranian] bomb.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to politely point out that Israel was not a signatory to the P5+1, therefore has utterly no business in attempting to get the US from walking away from this treaty.

I would also like to politely point out that Iran has signed the NNPT: Israel has not.

I would also like to politely point out that Iran hasn't started a war in over 200 years.

IF President Trump has any horse-sense left, he will not allow Netanyahu to "charm" him into another Middle Eastern war, where the outcomes of US military intervention have not quite been stellar; think Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya, and Syria, and you will catch my drift.

IF both Israel and Saudi Arabia believe that a war against Iran is in their best interests, as both consider Iran their "existential enemy", let them fight it; such a war is definitely NOT in the interests of We the People, and I do hope President Trump understands this.

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 19 11:24

Netanyahu Is Meeting Trump To Push For War With Iran

Today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Donald Trump at the White House and push the U.S. to withdraw from the nuclear accord with Iran. Netanyahu will present an argument that Trump already has come to accept: America’s adherence to the nuclear deal cannot solely depend on Iran’s compliance with the agreement, but also whether Iran’s other policies challenge US national interests. It’s a more honest argument compared to the slogans Netanyahu has used in the past. But it is also a line that fundamentally contradicts Netanyahu’s central message of the past decades: That Iran’s nuclear program constitutes an existential threat to Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, a word, please on this issue; should you go back on this P5+1 agreement, you will telegraph to the world that the US is incapable of keeping its treaties and promises, and will walk away from them whenever said treaties are "inconvenient" to US hegemony.

And just which of Iran's policies in the region are an anathema to US national security interests?!?

Can you possibly, please, explain what you mean by this, because if you are taking the American people to war against Iran, the American people have the absolute right to understand why.

OK, Iran is developing better ballistic missiles: but these were never a part of the P5+1 agreement in the first place; and with Israel and the US breathing down Iran's neck, threatening war at least every other Tuedsay, can you blame them for wanting some decent defense capabilities?

No thinking, reasonable person possibly could.

Listen, we know your BFFs in the Middle East are cheerleading you on starting a war against Iran. Both Prince Salman and Prime Minister Netanyahu have been uofficial "president whisperers" in this regard.

But this could turn out to be an absolute nightmare for the OSUSSA (the curent state of this nation, which can most honestly be described as the Occupied Unhinged Surveilled States of Amerika.) And here is why.

Russian political and military figures have stated, publicly, that should Iran be attacked, they will come to its aid militarily.

Have McMaster, Kelly, and Mattis told you this?!? Because, Mr. President, it is bloody well time someone did.

Mr. President, we don't have the money, the troop stregth, the manufacturing, or the weaponry to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia in Iran; it is just that simple.

And what, precisely, will Prince Salman and Netanyahu give you to win this war?!? How many troops, and how much military equipment have they committed?!? My deep concern here, Mr. President, is that they will expect the US military to do most of the heavy lifting, but will expect the costs in blood and money, to be borne primarily by this country.

To all the Alphabet Soup agencies reading this site: I care about my country very deeply; and until it becomes illegal to do so, I will comment on the ways in which I believe it is moving in the wrong direction.

As you understand, I am a Christian pacifist activist, who never advocates, or condones violence, which means that I am constantly exorting this government to resolve its geopolitical differences with other countries in ways other than through wars.

A war with Iran may be believed to be in the best interests of both the Saudi Arabian and Israeli leadership; but with all the domestic and financial problems facing this country, a war against Iran, which may well translate into a war with Russia, is absoflippinglutely NOT in the interests of this country's people at all.

To the Iranian bloggers who read this site (I don't know if there is a mirror in Farsi, but understand there may be): thinking Americans who understand your history, and particularly your 20th century history), do not want to see war against Iran. Unlike Israel, you have a Constitution; are a signatory to the NNPT (which Israel is not); and your religious minorities are protected under your Constitution.

In sum total, Mr. President, a war with Iran is an horrifically bad idea, no matter how much Prince Salman and Prime Minister Netanyahu have been rooting for the OUSSA to do this.

Sep 19 10:43

ISRAEL AND US OPEN FIRST AMERICAN MILITARY BASE IN ISRAEL

Israel and the U.S. inaugurated the first American military base on Israeli soil on Monday, which will serve dozens of soldiers operating a missile defense system.

The move comes at a time of growing Israeli concerns about archenemy Iran's development of long-range missiles. Together with the U.S., Israel has developed a multilayered system of defenses against everything from long-range guided missile attacks from Iran to crude rockets fired from Lebanon and the Gaza Strip.

The base's opening is largely symbolic and isn't expected to bring operational changes. But the Israeli military says that along with other measures, it sends a message of readiness to Israel's enemies.

"It's a message that says Israel is better prepared. It's a message that says Israel is improving the response to threats," said Brig. Gen. Zvika Haimovich, the commander of Israel's aerial defense.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although this didn't make it to the presstitute corporate news outlets in this country, this base makes a joint Israeli/US strike against Iran far more potentially feasible, and nearer in schedule than it might have been before.

Sep 19 10:32

HOLOCAUST DEPROGRAMMING COURSE

“The three victor nations, Russia, America and Britain, collaborated together at Nuremberg to fabricate the horrorillusion, which would enable the US/UK to gain the post-war moral high ground, even after incinerating the German cities with two million tons of bombs. People were loath to believe that such a thing could have happened – until maybe after Iraq, when we saw how British-American intelligence had fabricated the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) lie without a tremor of conscience. Only then, I suggest, does it start to dawn upon the world that the notion of big human gas chambers was the original WMD hoax.”

Sep 19 10:12

Bernie Sanders, Jewish Senate Colleagues Blast Netanyahu for Blocking Equality Among Israeli Jews

Seven Jewish senators, including former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, have expressed their “deep concern” to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about recent Israeli government decisions that “reject the equality of Judaism’s non-Orthodox movements.”

In a letter sent to Netanyahu on Monday, the senators refer to the government’s decision to suspend plans to create a new egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall, and to a new bill that would grant the Orthodox-run Chief Rabbinate a monopoly over conversions in Israel. Under pressure from world Jewish leaders, Netanyahu decided in June to suspend discussion of this controversial conversion bill for six months.

Sep 19 10:09

Swastikas, ‘Kill Jews' Messages Spray-Painted on New Jersey Diner

Driving to work Sunday morning, employees at New Jersey's New Airport Diner were "shocked," "angry," and in "disbelief" after coming face-to-face with several anti-Semitic messages spray-painted on the family-owned establishment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More hate crime hoaxes timed for Netanyahu to shout about antisemitism at the UN!

Sep 19 10:03

Turkey’s Syria policy changes as Israel enters Kurdish game

Israeli flags have recently been waved during independence rallies in the cities of northern Iraq’s Kurdistan region.

That is just the latest in a series of events unfolding at dazzling speed, which have brought the situation in the Middle East to the brink of a new set of political fault lines. But it is safe to say that the statement from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sept. 14 that Israel “supports the legitimate efforts of the Kurdish people to achieve their own state” ramped up the already flammable situation in the region.

Sep 19 09:36

Is The US State Department Waging "Open War" On The White House?

"It's not clear to me why the Secretary of State wishes to at once usurp the powers of the Congress and then to derail his boss's rapprochement with the Israeli government." — Foreign policy operative, quoted in the Washington Free Beacon.

Since he was sworn in as Secretary of State on February 1, Rex Tillerson and his advisors at the State Department have made a number of statements and policy decisions that contradict President Trump's key campaign promises on foreign policy, especially regarding Israel and Iran.

"Tillerson was supposed to clean house, but he left half of them in place and he hid the other half in powerful positions all over the building. These are career staffers committed to preventing Trump from reversing what they created." — Veteran foreign policy analyst, quoted in the Free Beacon.

Sep 19 09:36

Netanyahu Sets Israel Up as Fall Guy for U.S.-Iran Clash

Even when Israeli leaders, unlike Netanyahu, kept a low profile, it took years to shake off the accusation that the country pushed for the Iraq war

Sep 19 09:31

RIVLIN: IRAN’S GLOBAL STATUS IS ‘UNACCEPTABLE’

President Reuven Rivlin made the remarks at his annual Rosh Hashana toast.

Sep 19 09:24

Demand to cancel Iran deal is an Israeli spin

Knowing US President Trump has no lawful cause to withdraw from the nuclear agreement, the Israeli political echelon is using his election promise to pressure him to compensate Israel by acting against Iranian presence in Syria.

Sep 19 08:54

Netanyahu says Trump willing to ‘fix’ Iran nuclear deal

PM presents US president with plan on how to go about changing the agreement, argues that other world powers will likely follow US's lead

Webmaster's Commentary: 

France has already said no changes are needed.

Sep 19 08:34

Netanyahu Is Meeting Trump To Push For War With Iran

Today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Donald Trump at the White House and push the U.S. to withdraw from the nuclear accord with Iran. Netanyahu will present an argument that Trump already has come to accept: America’s adherence to the nuclear deal cannot solely depend on Iran’s compliance with the agreement, but also whether Iran’s other policies challenge U.S. national interests. It’s a more honest argument compared to the slogans Netanyahu has used in the past. But it is also a line that fundamentally contradicts Netanyahu’s central message of the past decades: That Iran’s nuclear program constitutes an existential threat to Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel constitutes an existential threat to ... everyone!

Sep 19 06:47

Netanyahu to give Trump ‘concrete ideas’ on Iran

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The meeting comes amid a debate in Washington over whether the US should walk away from the deal and what ramifications that move would create.

Last Thursday, Trump renewed an exemption to sanctions on Iran, keeping the deal alive. But next month he will have to decide whether to re-certify the deal by informing Congress whether Iran is living up to its terms.>>>

Sep 19 06:05

Netanyahu Says Trump Promised to 'Fix' Iran Deal

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President Trump was very coy about his intentions on the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran today, speaking at the UN General Assembly. He would only say that “we’re talking about it constantly” and that the world would “see very soon.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with whom Trump met before the comments, was a lot more eager to talk, saying Trump had assured him that he would “fix” the Iran deal small>>>>

Sep 18 13:46

Drowning in the waste of Israeli settlers

Some 19 million cubic metres of wastewater from Israeli settlements flows through the occupied West Bank each year. the sewage flowing through the spring, the rancid smell that engulfs the valley, and the mosquitoes swarming the area have left the valley largely deserted.

Sep 18 11:10

Trump and Netanyahu ready united assault against Iran nuclear deal

Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu will meet in New York on Monday, at the start of a week in which they intend to launch a concerted assault at the United Nations against the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.

The US and Israeli leaders are expected to use their speeches to the UN general assembly on Tuesday to highlight the threat to Middle East stability and security represented by Tehran.

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While anxiety about Iran’s expansive role in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon is widely shared, Trump and Netanyahu’s antipathy to the multilateral deal agreed in Vienna two years ago binds them together, even as it sets them apart from the overwhelming majority of other world leaders attending the annual UN summit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you had any questions on what foreign government actually runs Middle Eastern US foreign policy, wonder no more.

Everytime these guys get to gether, I become extraordinarily nervous.

I hope President Trump understands that precisely what Tel Aviv wants him to do, is to create an atmosphere which makes it so impossible for Iran to stay in the P5+1, that they will have to abandon it, and will, of course, resune their nuclear program.

That, in turn, will create "regime change" fervor, and be whipped into a frenzy of demonisation against Iran, so that when such a break from this treaty happens, (courtesy of the Occupied Unhinged Surveilled States of America), that war will again be touted as "the only way" to handle this alleged "rogue nation."

Mr. President, I wish to politely, but strongly caution you at this moment, right after you have just met with Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu: the guy is crazy for regime change in Tehran, but only at the costs of American blood and American money.

Kindly keep that in mind, please.

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 09:35

Abby Martin "Exposes" Zionism & Israel

Sep 18 09:08

Trump & Netanyahu Families Now Determine All Our Future Lives

The United States of America is the world’s greatest super-state with the largest economy/global GDP; the most powerful military machine in history backed by the largest arsenal of nuclear weapons in existence.

It’s ‘sidekick’ in the Middle East is the state of Israel. The American principal and its Israeli satellite, work in concert to control both the global economy and international politics through their combined position in the United Nations and through the economic and political power of the US Congress. All this is done publicly with no attempt to hide this extraordinary blatant, bilateral US-Israeli agenda.

That agenda is to overtly increase its economic and political power to the exclusion and at the expense of the rest of the world i.e. the other 191 member states of the United Nations General Assembly. This is no secret pact but a stated aim of the US President.

Sep 18 08:59

As Thousands Left Homeless from Hurricanes, Trump Sends $75 Million MORE to Israel

As many Americans struggle to get back on their feet after their homes were destroyed by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the United States government has insisted that the only way to raise money for relief efforts is to increase the national debt—while setting aside another $75 million in aid for Israel.

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.

Sep 18 08:53

HAPPY NEW YEAR ~~ SHANA TOVA 5778

May this Rosh HaShana usher in a year of peace and progress for all of humanity.
A year without wars or walls!
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DesertPeace and Associates wishes all of our Jewish readers and friends the best for the New Year!

Sep 18 08:41

Bahrain’s king denounces boycott of Israel, says citizens free to visit Israel

Bahrain’s king Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah has called for an end to the Arab boycott of Israel, days after the Israeli premier said relations with the Arab world were better than any other time.

According to Israeli media, King Hamad’s made the remarks at an event hosted by pro-Israeli group Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, calling for diplomatic ties to be established with the Israeli regime.

King Hamad also told Simon Wiesenthal Center director Rabbi Abraham Cooper that Bahraini citizens are free to visit Israel as they please. His stance on Israel was welcomed by the Israeli center's director who hailed the monarch as "ahead of the pack and smart."

Sep 18 08:08

9 arrested after Orthodox Jews clash with police in Jerusalem over military draft

Nine ultra-Orthodox Jews have been arrested following violent clashes with security forces in Jerusalem during protests against conscription into the armed forces.

Last week, the Israeli the Supreme Court annulled a law which exempted ultra-Orthodox believers from the draft.

Sep 18 07:54

Iraq vice president: Baghdad won't tolerate creation of ‘second Israel’

Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki has denounced a planned Kurdish independence referendum in northern Iraq, warning that Baghdad would not tolerate the establishment of “a second Israel,” after the occupying regime became the only entity to support the so-called plebiscite.

Sep 18 07:50

FLASHBACK - Don't penalize those who rightly boycott Israel

Boycotts are effective! Boycotting British tea birthed the United States. Rosa Parks and the year-long Montgomery bus boycott sparked the modern civil rights movement. Boycotts and divestments in South Africa helped overcome a half-century of apartheid.

BDS is a free speech issue plain and simple, and because supporters of this legislation would suppress freedom of political expression, HB949 and SB739 are unconstitutional. Sponsors of these anti-BDS bills aim to further the interests, not of Maryland or Marylanders, but the interests of a foreign country whose conduct has been condemned by all U.S. administrations, Republican and Democrat, since 1967, as well as the United Nations and most of the world.

Sep 18 07:41

Israel claims UN ignored intel on secret Iran nuke sites — report

Israeli officials have reportedly accused the UN body tasked with ensuring Tehran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal of ignoring information it received detailing forbidden nuclear military research and development being carried out at several sites across Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu is trying to discredit the IAEA, to allow Trump to void the P5+1 deal and launch a war. But the IAEA may have ignored the Israeli claims given the fact that Israel's claims that led to their bombing of the Iraq power station at Osirak turned out to be false, as did all of Israel's earlier claims (stretching back 30 years) than Iran was "weeks away" from having a nuclear weapon.

Sep 17 09:25

President Harry S. Truman and the Jews - Texe Marrs

As I explain and prove in my latest investigative report and in my book, Conspiracy of the Six Pointed Star, a Zionist powerbroker, Abraham Feinberg, had, just months before, given the President a two-million dollar bribe—$100 bills packed in suitcases—to recognize Israel.

This bribe to Truman, confirmed by recently released FBI archives, means that Israel is today and always has been an illegitimate state established on the basis of a criminal act.

The Truman White House was overflowing with Jewish bureaucrats, treacherous Communists, and Israel firsters with little allegiance to the U.S.A. In the Truman White House also was Harry Hopkins, a secret Soviet agent who arranged for Stalin and Russia to be given America’s nuclear blueprints and materials. The fledgling nation of Israel was also given atomic bomb materials and plans.

Sep 17 08:33

Iran to be at center of Netanyahu-Trump meeting in New York

Netanyahu to present Trump with Israel's position that nuclear deal with Iran must be cancelled or significantly changed, with harsher sanctions, increased supervision and commitment from Tehran to stop supporting Hezbollah and Hamas; PM to also present these demands during UN speech.

Sep 17 08:32

REMEMBERING THE MASSACRE AT SABRA AND SHATILLA

The massacre at the Sabra and Shatilla camps is remembered as a notorious chapter in modern Middle Eastern history, clouding the tortured relationships among Israel, the United States, Lebanon and the Palestinians.

Sep 16 21:34

Syria’s Victory in Deir Ezzor

The Tide is Turning against the Deep State NWO.

The Syrian Arab Army have achieved yet another dramatic victory this time lifting the ISIS siege of the heroic city of Deir Ezzor. For years Deir Ezzor has been surrounded by enemies and under siege first by the FSA and Al Nusra and then by ISIS. They have withstood repeated attacks by the US-NATO air force most infamously last fall when the Americans bombed Deir Ezzor right after agreeing to a ceasefire, a treacherous move that paved the way for a nearly successful ISIS offensive to capture the city. The brave defenders of Deir Ezzor withstood these endless attacks becoming a symbol of the heroic resistance of all of Syria. For years Syrians and their friends around the world have dreamed that one day this siege would be lifted. Our dreams have finally come true and faster then anyone could have imagined.

Sep 16 09:43

Israel’s Foreign Agents Don’t Register, Why Should Russia’s?

Although RTs viewership in the United States is minuscule compared to major domestic broadcast and cable news outlets, over the years RT has made many enemies in Washington. The network’s slogan, "Question More," and financial resources allowed it to televise stories that US networks, under the perpetual threat of loss of "access" to newsmakers, boycotts and organized pressure campaigns, cannot. Nowhere was this more evident than RT’s relentless coverage of Israel and its US lobby. RT covered Benjamin Netanyahu’s connection to the Arnon Milchan nuclear trigger smuggling ring, the diversion of weapons grade uranium from a toxic plant in Pennsylvania to Israel, and details of a massive Israeli-lobby orchestrated propaganda campaign in the United States. A FARA order could mean RT’s departure from the American scene.

Sep 16 09:42

Russia Rejects Israeli Request of 70 km Buffer over Iran Militias Presence

Russia has rejected a request made by Israel to create a large buffer zone on the border of the Golan Heights in an attempt to keep Iranian forces and their militias around 70 kilometers away from Israeli territories, political sources in Tel Aviv have said.

Israel had asked Russia and the US not to have a presence of Iranian forces or their militias to the west of the road connecting Damascus and the city of Al-Suwayda in southwest Syria.

The Russians only promised that the Iranians and their allies would not come any closer to Israel than five kilometers from the armistice lines between those of Bashar Assad’s regime and the rebels, the sources said.

Sep 16 08:53

Israel’s Foreign Agents Don’t Register, Why Should Russia’s? Can Russia Use Israel Lobby Tactics To Skirt FARA Order?

The Department of Justice has ordered Russia’s U.S.-based RT news network to begin registering as Russian foreign agents under the 1938 Foreign Agents Registration Act. The law requires US-based agents of foreign principals to disclose financial information and activities in regular public filings overseen by a designated DOJ office. Over the years FARA has been amended to exclude bona fide news organizations. The Department of Justice order breaks a long period of unfettered access to the U.S. by foreign press agencies, many directly and indirectly financed by foreign governments.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I personally have a great respect for the veracity of rt.com, and - as readers of this blog know - link to it frequently, because you do get information you just don't get from the US corporate presstitutes, and whorespondents.

They seem to be fact-centric, rather than narrative-centric, which I heartily applaud.

I do hope that they learn from the experience of the Israeli lobby how to equivocate, stall/ delay; get some kind of special exemption; reconstitute; and offer to spy for the various alphabet soup agencies here in the US.

rt.com is one of my "canaries in the coal mine, along with presstv.com (an Iranian outlet in English); sputniknews.com; and farsnews.com (another Iranain outlet in English).

If any of these are offline, meaning their English language blogs are unreachable, I would figure that something big, and nasty, is about to go down, in terms of yet another US preemptive war, fought to defend its economic hegemony.

Sep 16 07:36

Israeli Minister Threatens War With Syria Over Iranian Presence in the Country

Ayelet Shaked, the Justice Minister of Israel has just threatened the Syrian government stating that Israel “will do what is necessary” if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad does not keep Iran out of Syria.

The Israeli government - who last week bombed a Syrian military outpost, killing two soldiers - have now verbally challenged the Syrian government in the form of offering an ultimatum. The threats towards Syria come a time when the Assad government forces have all but extinguished the presence of Daesh in Syria and are coming close to completely ending the war. Israel meanwhile seem to be having an anxiety attack over the current situation and have been beating hard on the drums of war.

Sep 16 07:19

Defying Israel’s eviction orders in East Jerusalem

It was supposed to have been Nizar Shamasneh’s first day back at school.

At around 5:30am, a large number of Israeli police descended on the Sheikh Jarrah area in occupied East Jerusalem. They had arrived to evict the Shamasneh family.

“They took everything: my schoolbag, our clothing, my grandfather’s identity card,” Nizar, aged 15, said. “It was heartbreaking to be thrown out in the street without being able to defend yourself.”

The family were caught somewhat off-guard by the 5 September eviction.

As the family had secured a court injunction, they thought that they could remain in their home for at least another five days.

Yet on 4 September, Israeli settlers appealed successfully against the injunction. As a result, the eviction was allowed to proceed immediately.

The family was not informed that the injunction had been overturned.

Sep 16 07:18

Video: Soldiers assault woman who resists as they weld her door shut

This video shows Israeli occupation forces violently assaulting and attempting to handcuff 55-year-old Zleikhah al-Muhtaseb in a family-owned building in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron.

Israeli forces invaded the home in order weld shut one of its two entrances, and Zleikhah tried to stop them.

Zleikhah’s niece Rania al-Muhtaseb lives in the building with her husband Bassem and their three children.

Sep 15 13:17

UN List of Companies Linked to Illegal Settlements in Occupied Palestine, to be Published Despite Israeli, US Pressure

According to a report published Tuesday by Israel’s Channel 2, the full list will be published in December, and will include some of the biggest firms in the Israeli industry as well as major US companies, a translation of the report from Times of Israel said.

Some of the international companies on the list reportedly include Coca-Cola, TripAdvisor, Airbnb, Priceline, and Caterpillar, in addition to Israeli companies such as pharmaceutical giant Teva, the national phone company Bezeq, bus company Egged, the national water company Mekorot, and the country’s two largest banks, Hapoalim and Leumi.

The list was recently delivered to the Foreign Ministry, the report said.

Last year, the United Nations Human Rights Council passed a resolution to support forming a database of all companies conducting business in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, amid fierce opposition by the United States and Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good; it is darn well about time for these companies to be named and shamed.

Sep 15 12:23

U.S. must consider broader Iran threats when formulating new strategy: Tillerson

The United States must consider the full threat it says Iran poses to the Middle East when formulating its new policy toward Tehran, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday, adding that Iran had breached the spirit of a 2015 nuclear deal.

Tillerson, made the comments during a visit to Britain to see Prime Minister Theresa May and foreign minister Boris Johnson. The trip was billed as focusing on the relief effort after Hurricane Irma, how to respond to North Korea’s nuclear test, and resolving the political deadlock in Libya.

But he was outspoken in his criticism of Iran when asked whether he believed it was meeting the obligations of a 2015 international nuclear agreement designed to curb an Iranian nuclear program in return for lifting most Western sanctions.

Tillerson cited the preface of the nuclear deal, which calls on Iran to contribute positively to regional security.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Secretary Tillersone, have you absolutely and completely gone barking-dog mad, in making these accusations against Iran?!?

They utterly defy logic.

And what do you mean when you state, with absolutely zero evidence, that "Iran had breached the spirit of a 2015 nuclear deal."

Sir, can you possibly please articulate the meaning of this accusation, using Mr. tougue and Mr. lips?!?

Because as far as I can see, there is no "there" here. It is a speciously meaningless accusation.

And to what specific allegations are you referring, regarding their "malicious" use of cyberactivities?!? You make this allegation, as though the US and the NSA isn't doing this kind of action, this 24/7 against countries we don't very much like.

And let's stop, please whining and moaning about Iran's "aggressively developing ballistic missiles"; as you well know, Secretary Tillerson, ballistic missiles were absolutely never a part of the P5+1 agreement to begin with.

Yes, the world knows that Israel has been cheerleading for regime change in Tehran for a very long time; but I would very, very much like you to think seriously of the broader imlications of such a US pre-emptive war against Iran.

And please understand; Israel wants regime change in this country, but only at the costs of American blood and American money.

And what, Secretary Tillerson, is Russia going to do when we invade Iran?!? Is the Duma going to hold hands, and collectively sing "Kuymbya"?!?!?

I think not, particularly in light of the reality that Russian military and civilian leadership has stated, time and time again, that should Iran be attacked, Russia will come to its aid mlitarily.

Are you really contemplating war with Russia over Iran?!?

Because the ultimate outcome of such a war may well be both catastrophic... and irreversible.

I would sincerely like to believe that these remarks about Iran were for foreign, rather than domestic, consumption, plumbing the depths of what the UK would be ready to do in participating in a US attack against Iran; because if you believe, sir, for one millisecond, that you have brought the American people on board for a war against Iran with these stupid accusations which have utterly no basis in fact, when we have been so lied to about the reasons for the wars in Libya, Afghanistan, and Iraq, you are very, badly mistaken.

Sep 15 09:47

ISRAEL SECURITY FORCES ARE TRAINING AMERICAN COPS DESPITE HISTORY OF RIGHTS ABUSES

IT’S NOT UNCOMMON for residents of America’s most heavily policed neighborhoods to describe their local cops as “an occupying force.” Judging by where many U.S. police forces get their training, the description seems apt.

Thousands of American law enforcement officers frequently travel for training to one of the few countries where policing and militarism are even more deeply intertwined than they are here: Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Occupation and dictatorship go hand in hand, as very much witnessed in Israel.

But forgive me, isn't this country supposed to be a democratic republic, or have I inadvertently confused it for some other enlightened county, where the will of the people actually translates into to the law of the land?!?

Oh, yes, I see now; this country, within the last 40 years, has morphed into the Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika, where independent thinking, and logical, non-violent criticism has been nearly snuffed out of most of its citizens to the point where perpetual war is the normal state of affairs, and hardly anyone speaks out against the atrocities and war crimes the USSA commits in the name of its global hegemony.

Perscription anti-depressants are both peddled, and consumed, at an alarming rate in the USSA; and fashion, computer games, and politics of utterly no real value for the average citizen of the USSA are sold to the American people just as the wars are sold to us by the corporate media presstitutes and whorespondents.

In the USSA, no dissenting, peaceful, logical voices should be heard; this is why Google is pushing down results of searches which neither tow the line demanded by the major corporations (which actually choose our allegedly "elected" officials) nor regurgitate the false narratives required by Deep State members of the Bowels of Power in this country to support their agenda.

And that agenda, right now, is perpetual war with which to defend Amerikan hegemony.

Welcome to the Occupied Unhinged Surveilled States of Amerika; and trust me, those who have studied Israeli policing will insure that occupation is martially maintained "with extreme prejudice."

Sep 15 08:18

Iran calls for full prohibition of nuclear cooperation with Israel

Iran's permanent Ambassador to the IAEA called for complete prohibition of any cooperation and transfer of nuclear equipment and materials to Zionist Regime.

Sep 15 08:17

RACISM HAS BECOME AMERICA’S GREATEST EXPORT

Another Facebook posting shows Packer applauding Israeli settlers as he marched with them through the Silwanneighborhood of East Jerusalem in August. Among them is Arieh King.

Both Packer and King were celebrating the placing of a new Torah in a synagogue. The synagogue is located in a building that had been seized two years ago from a Palestinian family. Proponents of the seizure argue that Jews owned the property decades ago. Israeli law, however, prohibits Palestinians who similarly own properties in West Jerusalem and elsewhere from returning to them.

This instance of dispossessing Palestinians was by no means isolated. The day after Packer posted his videos, the Israeli authorities instructed several Palestinian families in the Silwan area to collect demolition orders on their homes.

Sep 15 08:16

"The Occupation of the American Mind": Documentary Looks at Israel's PR War in the United States

Sep 15 08:15

200,000 Jewish Kurds headed for Iraqi Kurdistan, howls Turkish press

The Turkish media is abuzz with the story of a secret agreement between the Kurdistan Regional Government and Israel to resettle Jewish Israelis of Kurdish origin in Iraqi Kurdistan after the independence referendum, and some quarters are taking the news as an indication of US support for Kurdish independence.

Sep 15 07:48

Trump administration backs bill to halt aid to Palestinians

The Trump administration declared its firm support Thursday for a bill that would suspend U.S. financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority until it ends what critics have described as a long-standing practice of rewarding Palestinians who kill Americans and Israelis.

Sep 15 07:21

Israel Demanded 60km Buffer but Russia Let Iranian Forces in Syria Approach the Border

Israel demanded a buffer zone from the border on the Golan Heights, to the west of the road connecting Damascus and the city of Al-Suwayda in southwest Syria

Sep 15 07:17

If Nikki Haley doesn't drop her nonsensical pro-Israeli propaganda line at the UN, she could cause real problems for Lebanon

Under sane leadership, the US usually managed to broker ceasefires in past Lebanon wars. But the current problem is that the US President is mad. Nikki Haley is thus reduced to using a string of clichés in the UN worthy of Theresa May – it’s getting embarrassing and dangerous

Sep 15 06:54

US-born rabbi aids East Jerusalem eviction

Ben Packer, a US-born rabbi, is helping to push Palestinians out of their homes.

Last week, the Shamasneh family was evicted from a house where family members had lived for more than 50 years in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem.

Packer, who runs a hostel in Jerusalem’s Old City, swiftly welcomed the eviction. Writing on Facebook, he stated that “our guys were there to help move out the Arabs’ stuff and are now helping to guard the property.”

Packer did not respond to a request asking what he meant by the phrase “our guys” and if staff or residents in his hostel – the Jerusalem Heritage House – had assisted the eviction.

Sep 15 06:53

EU refuses to condemn Israeli genocide plan

A party with members in Israel’s government has just endorsed a plan to force Palestinians out of their homeland.

A prominent Holocaust scholar previously called the plan potentially genocidal and likened the values of its chief proponent to those of the Nazi SS.

Yet the European Union, which claims a moral mission to combat extremism, racism and xenophobia, is refusing to condemn it.

The National Union faction, which has members in Israel’s parliament as part of the Jewish Home party, approved the plan at a conference this week.

Sep 15 06:52

Israel’s expulsion of Jerusalem lawmakers overturned for now

Human rights groups said that a ruling this week by Israel’s high court confirms that the state cannot revoke the residency of Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem on the vague grounds of “breach of loyalty.”

After a 10-year legal battle, the high court decided that Israel’s interior minister did not have the authority to expel four Palestinian lawmakers from the city.

Legal advocacy group Adalah and the Association for Civil Rights in Israel said that the court’s decision to accept the lawmakers’ appeal affirms that the expulsion was done “in violation of the rule of law while gravely harming their constitutional rights.”

The groups added: “It is unfortunate that this ruling was made only after more than a decade, during which time the petitioners’ rights were brutally violated.”

Sep 15 03:47

Israel advances military technology with project for an invisible to radar tank

The Israeli Defense Ministry released video footage showing new aircraft being tested – includinga hovering drone, whose weaponry is designed primarily as sniper fire. There are two new drone projects: the first is a kind of drone helicopter, made by Israel Aerospace Industries, that would be capable of carrying up to 180 kilograms (396 pounds) of cargo; the second is a drone produced by Aeronautics Defense Systems with a hybrid engine, capable of carrying up to 90 kilograms. Israel has future plans for a tank that is to be equipped with technology – currently under development – that would make it a tank version of the F-35 stealth bomber, which is invisible on radar. Plans call for the tank to have just two crew members and be “transparent,” which would allow the crew to see the area around the tank without getting outside of it. .
Deuteronomy 20:16

Sep 14 14:01

Israel Bombs Syrian Government Positions As Anti-Assad Opposition Forces Lose Ground

Last week, Israeli fighter jets attacked major military facilities near the town of Maysaf in western Syria from Lebanese airspace with the full backing of Israel’s paymasters in Washington.

The first attack killed two people and caused extensive damage, while a second killed or wounded a further seven people.

Sep 14 11:26

Is Israel Is Getting Ready for a Major War? And No One Is Talking About It

Beginning last Monday, soldiers and reservists alike practiced simulating a 10-day-long war with Hezbollah, an Iranian-sponsored Shi’a militant group located mainly in Lebanon. Israel even prepared two field hospitals, as well as trucks and helicopters for evacuating simulated casualties.

According to the Independent, the drill began with small border skirmishes and escalated into a full-on war with the aim of completely obliterating the Lebanese opponents. Even the soldiers playing the role of Hezbollah were to be dressed in the group’s traditional attire and will don their yellow and green flag.

“The purpose of the drill is to test the fitness of the Northern Command and the relevant battalions during an emergency,” one IDF officer told Haaretz.

The drill, known as the “Light of the Grain” drill, took 18 months to plan. It utilizes fighter planes, ships, submarines, drones, cyber and canine units, and Israel’s missile defense system.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The "American internvention" looked for by Israel is most probably a war against Iran, but the costs generally being borne in American blood and American money

Sep 14 10:35

Exotic animal-hide kippot impounded from J'lem boutique

A new Judaica store in the Old City's Jewish Quarter began selling these items for thousands of shekels, and prepared to import more kippot made from the hides of exotic animals.

The inspector who arrived at the store discovered that the items in question, including both kippot and mezuzahs, were imported to Israel without a permit.

According to the inspector, the importer could have been granted the required permit upon request, but his failure to comply with the regulations led to the confiscation of all the items.

There are numerous animal habitats in the world dedicated to harvesting the animals' hides or other body parts. These habitats are intended to serve as a substitute for hunting the animals in the wild, and only in cases where the local government has approved the animal products are legitimately sourced can they be imported to Israel.

Sep 14 10:26

Justice Dept Orders Russia’s RT to Register as a ‘Foreign Agent’

The latest in a series of moves which seems destined to worsen US-Russian relations, the Justice Department has ordered Russia’s RT television news network to register itself as a “foreign agent,” forcing it to make broad disclosures on contacts within the United States.

This registration is an idea that had long been pushed by Congressional Democrats who accuse RT of being a “propaganda” network. The Foreign Agent Registration Act was meant to target foreign lobbyists and politicians.

It’s virtually unheard of to force a journalistic outlet to register, and the move was quickly condemned by RT as “overreaching.” That the Justice Department made such a move at all is a surprise, and indicative of continued hostility toward Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, let me get my head around this: RT, a very fact-centered, generally logical blog, to which I link frequently, is demanded to register as a foreign agent, YET AIPAC'S SERIAL NON-COMPLIANCE WITH THIS LAW IS "NO BIG DEAL"?!?!?

AIPAC is still our biggest foreign agent

Sep 14 10:18

Israeli prime minister backs Kurdish independence in Iraq  

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that Israel supports the establishment of an independent Kurdistan ahead of a controversial referendum on Iraqi Kurdish independence which Baghdad rejects.

An independent Kurdistan would give Israel an ally in the region and undermine Iranian influence in Iraq.

"Israel supports the legitimate efforts of the Kurdish people to attain a state of its own," Mr Netanyahu's office said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But, of course, he cannot possibly back the legitimate efforts of the Palestinian people to attain a state of their own!!

Forgive me, but cab anyone else smell the reeking, blatant hyprocrisy here?!?

Sep 14 10:03

Israel's Netanyahu says will meet Trump in New York next week

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he would meet U.S. President Donald Trump later this month during a visit to New York, where he will address the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 26.

Netanyahu spoke to reporters accompanying him on a trip to Latin America before his plane left Tel Aviv for Argentina on Sunday night. He will also visit Colombia and Mexico before heading to New York.

In Washington, the White House did not initially respond to a request for a comment on a meeting between the two leaders.

"From Mexico I will go to New York to speak at the United Nations General Assembly and there I will meet my friend, President Donald Trump," Netanyahu said.

He added best wishes "to all our friends in the U.S. to overcome these difficult hours (during Hurricane Irma)."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu is desperately trying to "misdirect" the Israeli public, and the world, from the burgeoning cases of corruption against himself, and his wife, which are looming large against them right now.

One has to wonder just what kind of hubristic rhetoric he will spew against both Iran and the Palestinian people, when he has his "bully pulpet" moment at the UN; I think we can be reasonably certain of "more of the same" as we heard last year, and the years before.

But more immediately, I am very concerned about what this "Israeli war whisperer" will be telling President Trump, about Iran being a clear and present danger, and MUST be dealt with IMMEDIATELY....of course, but only at the costs of American blood, and American money.

I would like to politely remind President Trump that both civilian and military leaders in Russia have been uneqivocal in stating that should Iran be attacked, they will go to its aid militarily.

The cost/benefit ration of such a war, for the US, would be horrifically bad, as any sane number-cruncher at the Pentagon will tell you, as starting such a war would absolutely not put the US on the moral, right side of history: I hope President Trump understands this, and is able to refute Netanyahu's hysterics on the issue of the US going to war against Iran with cold, hard, logic.

The Iranians have not started a war in over 200 years.

There hasn't been a year going by for the last 20 years that Israel hasn't popped off and shelled something, most recently a base in Syria.

With an airstrike, Israel "punctuates" its opposition to Syria Cease-fire Pact

Iran has a constitution. Israel does not.

Iran is a signatory to the NNPT, meaning that its nuclear program is inspected by the IAEA.

Israel refuses to become a signatory to the IAEA, or have its nuclear program inspected.

This, BTW, Mr. President, makes Israel ineligible for any US military or financial aid under the Symington Amendment.

You're welcome, Mr. President!!

Sep 14 09:38

ISRAEL’S LATEST SHAME ~~ AND BIBI IS TO BLAME

The neo-Nazi Daily Stormer website, which had welcomed Yair Netanyahu as a “total bro” for posting a meme over the weekend that employed alleged anti-Semitic imagery, on Tuesday featured the prime minister’s son in a large banner across its homepage.

The banner proclaimed that the Daily Stormer is “The World’s #1 Yair Netanyahu fansite.”

The younger Netanyahu drew widespread criticism for the meme — which had sought to lampoon his father’s political enemies and featured references to Jewish billionaire George Soros, the Illuminati and a reptilian creature — and removed it from his Facebook page two days after posting it.

Sep 14 08:40

ADL CAMPUS GUIDE DESCRIBES HOW TO BLOCK EVENTS ABOUT PALESTINE

The ADL (Anti-Defamation League) has just launched a new initiative for college students called “ADL CAMPUS: Tools for Dealing with Anti-Semitic and Anti-Israel Incidents on Campus.”

This resource contains much useful information about addressing anti-Semitism, endorses such valuable principles as freedom of speech and non-violence, and recommends that students talk to others who may hold different perspectives.

It also, however, contains some deeply problematic components for anyone who believes that human rights and justice should apply to all people without exception.

Unfortunately, the ADL does not share this belief. While it announces prominently, “We protect the Jewish people and secure justice and fair treatment to all,” in reality the ADL supports Israeli injustice against Palestinians.

Its recent campus resource exemplifies this, and distorts facts and words in order to do so.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Conflating any logical, reasonable, and documentable criticism of the nation of Israel for how it treats the Palestinian people with anti-semitism is Orwellian to a point that I just cannot describe, and massively combats the foundational principal of free speech, and equal rights for all people.

Sep 13 12:19

Israeli rabbi Calls for Extermination of Palestinians:Kill a Palestinian “every hour”

Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto who leads a global organization called Mosdot Shuva Israel,Based in Ashdod,took up the cudgel (Hebrew) on behalf of Biblical Judaism. He said that if Erekat wanted to be a Canaanite, very well then, we Israeli Jews should give him his wish; while remembering the Biblical command to exterminate those tribes which inhabited the land before the Israelites (among them, the Canaanites ‘natch):

Sep 13 10:19

The Case Against the Iranian Nuclear Deal Is One Big Lie

The latest round in their campaign was U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s disingenuous and falsehood-filled speech at the American Enterprise Institute last week. The speech is useful in one sense: it provides a handy summary of just about every creative and mendacious argument that die-hard opponents of the JCPOA have been cooking up since the agreement was signed. Unfortunately, it is neither an accurate guide to the agreement, to its current status, nor more importantly, to U.S. interests.

Among other things, Haley claimed — falsely — that the deal “gave Iran what it wanted up-front, in exchange for temporary promises to deliver what we want.” The truth is about 180 degrees from this claim: Iran gave up enriched uranium, destroyed 13,000 centrifuges, dismantled the Arak reactor, let the U.N. install monitoring devices, implemented the NPT Additional Protocol, and a host of other measures — all before the United States or anyone else began lifting sanctions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am deeply concerned that the Unhinged Surveilled States of America, Under President Trump's watch, are stumbling into a war against Iran after successfully pushing it out of the P5+1 Treaty.

This ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid move on the part of the USSA, may result not only in a war against Iran, in the name of "regime change", but also a war against Russia, which has consistently pledged to come to Iran's rescue, should it be attacked militarily.

And the greatest cheerleaders for such a war are none other than President Trump's BFFs in the Middle East, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, and Saudi Arabia's Prince Salman.

So President Trump, let me please strongly caution you about the horrific, and dark, consequences for such initiating such a war, where the US will absolutely NOT be on the right side of history: both Netanyahu and Prince Salman are hounding you for regime change in Tehran, but only at the costs of American blood, and American money, and the costs will outweigh the benefits by too wide a margin to even be conceived as a rational plan.

Time to think this one through carefully, appreciate what the US DOES have as a signatory to the P5+1, and come up with a Plan B.

Sep 13 08:51

Israeli Media Begs US to Prepare For War With Syria, Russia, Iran

Israeli media has reached the new moral low of openly begging the United States to prepare for war in Syria even if it means coming into direct confrontation with major Syrian allies like Russia and Iran.

In a recent article titled “Why Israel needs to prepare America for the upcoming conflict in Syria,” Jerusalem Post writer Eric R. Mandel (an American Zionist) proposes that the US government and people must be made war-willing partners of Israel in the event of any future attack by the Israeli Defense Forces against Syrian, Russian and/ or Iranian military targets.

The article by Mandel is an outstanding example of how Israeli pro-war interest groups – speaking through right-wing Zionists in top American military and foreign policy circles – try to entice the US government and population into participating in wars that only benefit the hegemonic ambitions of Israel’s deep state.

Sep 13 07:12

Amnesty slams Israeli threats to punish it over settlement boycott call

Amnesty International is condemning Israeli threats to punish the human rights group over its call on countries to ban the import of goods made in Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land.

“The reports that the Israeli government plans to punish Amnesty International over its settlements campaign are deeply alarming,” the group said. “While we have not been officially informed of any such action by the authorities, if true, this would be a serious setback to freedom of expression and an ominous sign for the ability of human rights nongovernmental organizations in Israel to operate freely and without arbitrary interference.”

Last June, Amnesty urged countries around the world to ban the import of all goods produced in Israeli settlements, saying this was necessary to “put an end to the multimillion dollar profits that have fueled mass human rights violations against Palestinians.”

Sep 13 03:34

UN slams Israel for 'de-development' of Palestine

A new UN report has strongly condemned Israel for the "de-development" and "deteriorating humanitarian conditions" of the Palestinian territories of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, brought about by Israel's 50-year occupation. The report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), published on Tuesday, said the performance of the Palestinian economy is "far below potential", while unemployment has persisted at levels rarely seen worldwide since the Great Depression. "2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem; the longest occupation in recent history. For the Palestinian

Sep 12 11:05

Zionist Columnist Calls for Economic Sabotage and Cyber Warfare Against Iran

In an insane Machiavellian screed, American-Jewish archaeologist and Zionist propagandist Alex Joffe has suggested that the nascent West-Iran rapprochement in the form of the nuclear deal be used as an opportunity for criminal subversion and sabotage now that Tehran will ostensibly open up its economy to Western business investment.

In a July 14, 2015, column for the Times of Israel titled “The Deal with Iran: How to Make Lemonade out of Lemons,” the Zionist extremist outlines a plethora of ways that Iran can be undermined and destabilized. Joffe called upon “those interested in the two goals of an Iran free of nuclear weapons and free of religious fascism” to heed his words, insisting that the West-Iran nuclear deal is perhaps “a moment of opportunity” to infiltrate and destroy the Persian nation from within.

Sep 12 10:55

Lieberman warns Syrians any confrontation will ‘end badly for them’

After Syria threatens repercussions following airstrike attributed to Israel the state's Scientific Studies and Research Center, Israel’s defense minister issues tough warning against following up on threats, warning Syria ‘not to test us, because we take threats seriously.’

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday issued a threatening message to President Assad's regime in Syria, saying "I strongly suggest to our neighbors in the north not to try us or make threats," while warning any confrontation would "end very badly for them."

Regarding the attack attributed to Israel in Syria, Qassem said that it was not a prelude to the war and that there was no need to blow the situation out of proportion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let me see if I can get my head wrapped around this; Israel attacked Syria, then told Syria it had "better not" reciprocate?!?

All Syria did, post bombing, was to register a complaint at the UN, which, as a UN member, it had every right to do!

Syria files complaint with UN against Israel following strike on military site

Sep 12 10:43

UN Nuclear Watchdog Defends Iran Deal

The UN nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), is responsible for verification of the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran. This means they offer monthly assessments, all of which have affirmed Iran is in total compliance with its requirements under the deal.

Monthly reminders of that fact are increasingly seen as insufficient, however, with the US government publicly attacking the pact and making wild accusations of unspecific Iranian violations. Now, IAEA officials feel obliged to publicly defend the concept of a deal, the nature of this specific deal, and Iran’s compliance all at once.

IAEA chief Amano Yukiya today defended the deal’s verification program as the “most robust” ever, noting that the IAEA has dramatically increased its number of inspections in Iran since the deal was signed, calling the pact a “clear and significant gain.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The above was posted at antiwar.com, accompanied by the very troubling headline below:

Trump to weigh more aggressive strategy on Iran

I would very strongly caution President Trump against taking a more martial posture against Iran, and will politely remind him of the following: his BFF in the Middle East, Israel's Prime Minister Beyamin Netanyahu, is constantly clamoring for regime change in Tehran; but only at the costs of American blood and American money.

His perspective on Iran is thoroughly clouded by as much anti-Iranian propaganda the Israelis, and AIPAC, can steer his way.

And then, there is the sure and certain reality that if hostilities escalate into a shooting war between the US and Iran, Russia will most likely come to Iran's aid militarily.

Sep 12 10:07

Breaking News of Saudi Crown Prince's "Secret" Visit To Israel Brings Embassy Scramble

Clearly the war in Syria and the international push for regime change against Assad has created strange alliances in the Middle East over the past few years. Among the strangest bedfellows are the Israelis and Saudis. It's no secret that common cause in Syria of late has led the historic bitter enemies down a pragmatic path of unspoken cooperation as both seem to have placed the break up of the so-called "Shia crescent" as their primary policy goal in the region. But that's perhaps why few pundits seemed overly shocked when Israeli media late last week began reporting that a Saudi prince made a secret visit to Israel, in spite of the fact that the kingdom does not recognize the Jewish state, and the two sides do not have diplomatic relations.

Sep 12 08:58

Tillerson demanding Trump to ask Israel return $75mn in US aid: Report

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson believes Israel must return millions of dollars in military aid to America, sources say, claiming that he has already discussed the issue with President Donald Trump.

The State Department has been lobbying with the White House to convince Israel to hand back some $75 million in aid it was given last year, on top of the military aid that it receives annually, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

The then-President Barack Obama’s administration came under fire last year for trying to limit Israel’s ability to lobby with Congress for more money in case new conflicts break out in the Middle East.

Sep 12 08:58

ISRAELI MINISTER: TRUMP MUST FREEZE, CHANGE OR CANCEL IRAN NUKE DEAL

The prime minister must demand from President Trump that he freeze, change or cancel the Iran nuclear deal,” Intelligence Minister Israel Katz said on Monday at the IDC Herzliya International Institute for Counter-Terrorism conference.

“The lesson from North Korea,” Katz continued, “is that talks and compromise, in place of taking a stark position, with dictators who act openly and clandestinely to obtain nuclear abilities will in the end lead to crossing the threshold and to changing the rules of the game.”

Sep 12 08:54

Lieberman warns Syrians any confrontation will ‘end badly for them’

After Syria threatens repercussions following airstrike attributed to Israel the state's Scientific Studies and Research Center, Israel’s defense minister issues tough warning against following up on threats, warning Syria ‘not to test us, because we take threats seriously.’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel attacks Syria, then warns them not to make a fuss about it?

Sep 12 08:53

Israeli Minister: Kurdistan independence benefits West, Israel

Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked on Monday expressed her support for the establishment of an independent Kurdistan.

During an international counter-terrorism conference in Herzliya, Israel, Justice Minister Shaked said Israel supports the Kurdistan Region’s desire for independence from Iraq.

“Israel [and] the Western countries have a major interest in the establishment of the state of Kurdistan,” Shaked said.

“I think that the time has come for the US to support the process [of an independent Kurdistan],” she continued.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel's agenda is to break up the larger Middle East nations into smaller pieces that are easier to push around.

Sep 12 08:39

Israeli army forces advance into Syrian territory

Israeli army forces, on Monday, advanced for 200 meters into B’er Ajam area in the countryside of Qunaitera, inside the Syrian territory.

Qasioun News reported that the Israeli occupation forces entered the Syrian territory, backed by bulldozers, tanks and military vehicles, while now the troops are lifting the earth mounds in the vicinity of the area in which they entered.

Sep 12 08:32

ICE CREAM AS A ROAD TO PEACE

Five years after teaming up to produce ice cream, Adam Ziv from Kibbutz Sasa and Alaa Sweitat of Galilee village of Tarshiha are now proud owners of successful chain with five stores in northern Israel and Tel Aviv, becoming first Israeli business to win prestigious UN prize.

Sep 11 16:20

Criminal Indictments Loom Large For Israeli PM

Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife are both facing potential charges, raising questions about the prime minister’s future

The threat of criminal indictment that has hung for months over Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, loomed much larger this weekend as it was announced that his wife, Sara, faced potential criminal charges.

Sep 11 12:26

Video: Grabbed By The Throat: Israeli Police Detains 2 Protesting Against Eviction Of Palestinian Family

Hundreds of protesters marched in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood on Friday, against the eviction of the Shamanseh family.

Sep 11 08:16

Hariri asks Bassil to issue complaint to UN against Israel

Prime Minister Saad Hariri requested Monday that the Foreign Ministry file a complaint to the U.N. against Israel for planting spy devices and violating Lebanese airspace.

Sep 11 08:11

Israeli jets break sound barrier in south Lebanon causing damage

Israeli jets flew low over the city of Saida in southern Lebanon on Sunday causing sonic booms that broke windows and shook buildings for the first time in years, security sources and residents said.

Israeli warplanes regularly enter Lebanese airspace, the Lebanese military says, but rarely fly so low.

The Israeli military gave no immediate comment.

The sonic booms also caused panic in Saida, residents said.

Sep 11 07:51

The Five Dancing Israelis Arrested On 9-11

On the day of the 9-11 attacks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was asked what the attacks would mean for US-Israeli relations. His quick reply was: "It's very good…….Well, it's not good, but it will generate immediate sympathy (for Israel)"

Sep 10 08:53

In pictures: Hezbollah captures Israeli spy device in southern Lebanon

In the pictures released by Hezbollah’s media wing, the spy device resembled a rock and was placed along a trail in the occupied Sheba’a Farms.

Sep 10 07:58

Churches condemn attempts to 'weaken' Christians in Jerusalem

The leading churches in Jerusalem issued a rare joint statement Tuesday condemning what they called "systematic" Israeli attempts to "weaken the Christian presence" in the city.

The statement, signed by the heads of the Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Armenian, Lutheran and other churches, condemned an Israeli court decision allowing a pro-settlement group to take control of church land in a mainly Palestinian area of annexed east Jerusalem, as well as a bill in the Israeli parliament relating to church land.

"We see in these actions a systematic attempt to undermine the integrity of the Holy City of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, and to weaken the Christian presence," the statement said.

On July 31, a Jerusalem court upheld controversial real estate deals involving Israeli pro-settlement organisation Ateret Cohanim and the church for two hotel properties near the Jaffa Gate entrance to the Old City.

Sep 09 16:57

Netanyahu’s son under fire over for anti-Semitic George Soros meme

Yair Netanyahu, the son of Israel’s prime minister, has caused a stir for sharing a crude political meme on social media showing Hungarian-born billionaire George Soros controlling the world’s affairs, including his father’s political opponents.

Sep 09 10:44

AT HOME IN GAZA

Wissam Nassar, a Gaza-born photojournalist who has worked in the coastal enclave for the past eight years, has seen it all. He lives a life surrounded by war and reconstruction but finds the most authentic images he makes as a photographer in the subtler moments of reprieve.

“My family and I are refugees,” Nassar tells TIME, as he recalls growing up in Gaza as one of eight children from what he calls a very “working class family.” Nassar was first inspired to begin documenting Gaza’s most turbulent times while in college. He began his professional career covering the past three Israeli-Hamas wars in 2008, 2012 and 2014.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please share these images with everyone you know, and ask them: why is the US government supporting a wretchedly apartheid Israel, a bristlingly nuclear and conventional weapons-armed nation, which persists in generating this open-air misery for the people of Gaza from which they cannot escape?!?

Sep 09 05:08

Israel Has Launched Its Largest Military Exercise in Almost 20 Years

The Israeli military is in the midst of its largest military exercise in nearly two decades, focusing on a potential war with Hezbollah.

Held in the north of the country, the roughly two-week drill – dubbed “The Light of Grain” – comes amid rising tension along the Lebanese-Israeli border, where Hezbollah, the Lebanese political party and militia, has maintained a presence for decades.

The drill will simulate “scenarios we’ll be facing in the next confrontation with Hezbollah,” an Israeli defense source told Agence France-Presse.

Sep 08 12:36

Anonymous anti-BDS group publishes ‘blacklist’ of boycott supporters in New York

Early last week, an unidentified group launched a shadowy website identifying New Yorkers believed to support the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights—placing their photos, social media links and email addresses on a “blacklist” located at OutlawBDS.com. The list features ninety-seven individuals divided into the categories Campuses, Public & NPOs and Private Sector Activists.

Among those who appear on the so-called blacklist are professors, journalists, students, non-profit staff-members and executives.

Project OutlawBDS claims it was established by a group who “consider themselves to be analytical in their approach to the BDS movement,” whose stated intention is to “provide support for New York State Senate Bill S2492,” the latest attempt to pass anti-BDS legislation in the state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only language Israel understands, regarding their treatment of the Palestinians, is economic; this is why, in my opinion, the BDS movement, in the most peaceful way possible, must continue.

Sep 08 12:29

Haley Debuts Trump’s Case for Ending Iran Nuke Deal

While UN ambassador Nikki Haley certainly didn’t come to the American Enterprise Institute Tuesday to praise the nuclear agreement with Iran, she insisted she wasn’t there to bury it either.

But we think she doth protest too much. Because that is exactly what she set out to do.

“I’m not making the case for decertifying (the agreement),” she told her rapt AEI audience. “I’m just saying if he (president) should decertify, he has the grounds.”

Haley then warned for what would not be the last time that we shouldn’t just assume that the Iranians were “doing the right thing.”

“What if they weren’t doing the right thing?” Haley presupposed, “And when that 10-year (expiration) hits … they start a nuclear war?”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ambassador Haley, a word, please!

Your Wikipedia bio states the following:

"She graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor's degree in accounting."

I notice that in no part of your education, were you ever documented as having taken any courses in physics, nuclear technology, or nuclear weaponry.

Those highly trained and skilled member of the IAEA, who DO have the education and training to make an intelligent judgement in these matters, have certified Iran to be conforming to all aspects of the P5+1 , for the 8th time in a row, since the accord was reached.

And under what grounds can President Trump possibly claim decertification, when the IAEA claims that there are no grounds for his doing so?!?

Also, apparently you didn't get the following memo, or chose not to read it, appearing at sputniknews.com just two days ago:

Iran Condemns Pyongyang's Nuclear Tests

The article goes on to state:

"According to Iranian parliamentarian Morteza Saffari Natanzi, who is a member of the country’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Iran is against nuclear weapons tests by any country and strongly condemns Pyongyang’s latest test of an alleged hydrogen bomb, the Iran Front Page reported.
"Based on a religious decree by Iran's leader [Ayatollah Ali Khamenei], Tehran is totally against any production of weapons of mass destruction," he said in an interview.

"'Iran has a nuclear program that included a research reactor, uranium mines, uranium processing facilities and uranium enrichment plants. It maintained for decades that its nuclear program was purely peaceful and civil, but was slammed repeatedly with sanctions by the US and the UN, alleging that Iran was secretly trying to develop a nuclear weapons program.

The Iranian lawmaker voiced his concern over the growing number of nuclear weapons in North Korea, saying that North Korea's missile tests are Pyongyang's way of showing the United States that they are indeed powerful, especially since the United States has a history of interfering in world politics."

So, Ambassador Haley, THIS is the country from which the US expects a nuclear war, when they have initiated no wars whatsoever over the last 200 years?!?

Please, the world understands, very clearly, that Israel desperately wants regime change in Iran, but only at the costs of American blood and American money.

Whatever Tel Aviv is paying you to projectile-vomit this codswallop, it cannot possibly be enough!!

Sep 08 12:08

Israeli Intel Chief: Military Working to Attack Enemies ‘Near and Far’

While refusing to confirm or deny reports of Israel’s overnight attack on a Syrian military base, IDF military intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Harzi Halevi bragged of the Israeli military’s capabilities, saying they would continue to attack enemies “near and far.”

Maj. Gen. Halevi made it very clear that when he says “enemies,” he mans Iran, playing up the “threat” posed by Iranian forces in Syria, as well as Iranian forces in Iran. He played up the “precise intelligence” which Israel has for targeting them everywhere in the region.

These comments were echoed by Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who also dodged the question about attacking Syria, but said that Israel was “ready and determined to defend ourselves,” also playing up the idea that this would be against Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Defense" for the Israeli government, has most generally translated as "offense" against peaceful countries in the region with which it steadfastly refuses to get along.

I would, however, politely issue a caveat for both Maj. Gen. Halevi and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman: any Israeli-generated war against Iran will almost certainly mean a war with Russia, as both Russian military and civilian leadership have, collectively, gone on the record as stating that should Iran be attacked, Russia will come to Iran's aid militarily.

And gentlemen,I would politely ask you to please, collectively, disabuse yourselves of the notion that Americans are eager to sacrifice more blood and money to what is essentially an Israeli cause; Americans, after having been lied into those debacles which are the war in Afghanistan,and the war in Iraq, are both intensely war-weary, and war-skeptical.

What may be seen nationally as an Israeli imperative for regime change in Tehran, doesn't translate well at all to most American working people, no matter how hard AIPAC pushes this agenda: that Tehran must be regime changed, to please Israel, but America must bear the brunt of all the costs, both human, and financial, to accomplish such an end.

Sep 08 11:43

Here Is the Syria Report Withdrawn by the U.S. Holocaust Museum

As Daily Intelligencer noted yesterday, the U.S. Holocaust Museum is at the center of a burgeoning controversy over its decision to conduct a study, through its Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, about whether the United States could have taken a more active role in the Syrian civil war for the sake of protecting civilians, hundreds of thousands of whom have died in the conflict — many as a result of the shelling, torture, gas attacks, and other atrocities committed by Bashar Al-Assad.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is enlightening to understand just who Leon Wieseltier is, and why he so adamantly criticised the outcome of this study.

Profile:
Leon Weiseltier

A staunch Zionist, Weiseltier was profoundly unhappy about the US government's more limited used of force in Syria, meaning that the much hoped for "regime change" in Damascus was not going to happen, in spite of the US government's having funded, trained, and armed many of the jihadis who were supposed to make the Al Assad regime crumble.

And please note: Israel and its cheerleaders, like Weiseltier, constantly clamor for regime change in the Middle East, but only at the costs of American blood, and American money.

Reading the redacted study, at the bottom of this article, can be very... useful.

Sep 08 10:53

ISRAEL LAUNCHES AIR STRIKES ON SYRIA AND ASSAD'S "WAITING GAME"

Immediately after Israel's latest unprovoked strike on Syria we posed the question, did Benjamin Netanyahu just panic? The answer is yes, Israel is now acting from a position of desperation as it has failed in its goal of regime change in Syria. Overnight (Wed. evening/Thursday early morning), Israel attacked a Syrian military base near the town of Masyaf at about 3:00 a.m. which Syria has now confirmed in a statement that warns of "serious repercussions". Syria reported two troop deaths in the attack. It appears to have been a massive strike - grainy photos show a large fireball lighting up the night sky outside of Masyaf.

But this is the reason for Israeli media and defense officials quickly claiming that the strike at Masyaf was on a chemical weapons facility: they know the "humanitarian" angle sells in the West, especially when coupled with allegations of civilians being gassed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As reported in salon.com:

Seymour Hersh Casts Doubt on Reported Syrian Gas Attack

Right now, Netanyahu and his wife have been the targets of corruption probes in Israel. I do not know if these attacks are an attempt at "misdirection" of the national and international press, but the reputations of both of them havebeen irreparably damaged, making Netanyahu, geopolitically, a very wounded animal.

And nothing is more dangerous in this world than a geopolitically wounded animal, because it is impossible to know precisely where they will lash out, or why.

In his diminished emotional and intellectual state, Netanyahu may just haul off and attack Iran directly, expecting that the US will scream "We'll fight with you!" when a war against Iran most probably translates into a war with Russia, which the US military is thoroughly unprepared to successfully undertake.

Netanyahu is scheduled to address the UN on 19 September.

Benjamin Netanyahu to Address the UN the Same Day as does Trump

Look for more intense, mad-dog, foaming at the mouth histrionics, and more bashing of both the Palestinian leadership, and that of Iran.

Sep 08 09:02

How Israel Weaponizes Archeology

From the Zionism’s earliest days in the late 1800s until the present, Israel’s battle has always been about land, but for some the issue goes much deeper—literally. What is underground is as valuable as what is above ground, and the battle has been raging for years.

The battle is over ancient artifacts, from Jerusalem to Gaza to Qumran.

The “Jewish State” prioritizes anything that might boost its legitimacy as rightful owner of Holy Land real estate, and has appropriated the science of archeology to help create its narrative.

Sep 08 08:36

Panic in Tel Aviv: Is Netanyahu losing it?

When politicians are feeling the heat, they start a war and their popularity goes up even if the war is unnecessary or completely ridiculous. Donald Trump, the presidential candidate who promised that he would not take the nation into another Middle Eastern war, did so when he launched a fifty-nine cruise missile barrage against a Syrian Air Base even before he knew for sure what had happened on the ground. It was totally stupid but proved to be popular, even among talking heads and Congressmen, some of whom described his action as “presidential” in the best sense of the word.

It’s the same in Israel.

For those who have not been following developments there, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been under pressure due to an ongoing investigation for corruption.

Sep 08 08:28

Israel Launches Air Strikes On Syria And Assad's "Waiting Game"

Immediately after Israel's latest unprovoked strike on Syria we posed the question, did Benjamin Netanyahu just panic? The answer is yes, Israel is now acting from a position of desperation as it has failed in its goal of regime change in Syria. Overnight (Wed. evening/Thursday early morning), Israel attacked a Syrian military base near the town of Masyaf at about 3:00 a.m. which Syria has now confirmed in a statement that warns of "serious repercussions". Syria reported two troop deaths in the attack. It appears to have been a massive strike - grainy photos show a large fireball lighting up the night sky outside of Masyaf.

Sep 08 07:53

Conan and the Barbarians: Talk Show Host's Propaganda Tour Stars Israeli Soldiers and Syrian Al Qaeda

Popular TV late-night talk show host and former funny man Conan O’Brien took an extended trip to Israel in August to do what was effectively public relations work for a state that a recent, censored United Nations report characterized as “an apartheid regime” that “renders opposition to racial domination illegal.”

During his trip, O’Brien trained with soldiers from the Israel Defense Forces, which has for 50 years illegally militarily occupied Palestinian land and killed thousands of Palestinian civilians.

Sep 07 15:52

Syria urges UN to put an end to the illegal Israeli violations of its airspace and bombing its military positions

Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has sent letters to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the President of the UN Security Council in order to protest the illegal Israeli aggression on one of the Syrian Army positions near the town of Masyaf in western Syria.

“The repeated Israeli attacks have become systematic and their only purpose is to protect the terrorists of ISIS and Al Nusra Front. It is unacceptable that the UN Security Council has not taken any action so far that would to put an end to these blatant attacks that allow Israel to protect the terrorists”, a part of the letters read.

The Foreign Ministry noted the Syrian Army is largerly responsible for destruction of ISIS terrorism, a thing that greatly benefits the whole world.

Sep 07 13:21

Israel strikes deep in Syria, said to hit military facility

Israeli warplanes struck a military position near the Mediterranean coast in western Syria Thursday, killing two soldiers, the Syrian army said, in a stronghold of President Bashar Assad that is also heavily protected by the Russians and Iranians.

The airstrike targeted a facility near the town of Masyaf, in Hama province, described by some as a missile producing factory, amid Israeli outrage over Iran's growing influence in the war-torn country.

Other reports suggested the facility was tied to Syria's chemical weapons program.

In a statement, the Syrian army said the Israeli warplanes fired several missiles from Lebanese air space, and warned of the "dangerous repercussions of such hostile acts on the security and stability of the region."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In his last audience with Russian President Putin, Netanyahu made the comment that Israel would continue hitting Syria to prevent an Iranian presence here. He has now done precisely what he promised.

There will most likely be repercussions from this bombing, which may well be asymmetric in nature.

Sep 07 12:10

Netanyahu Bars Al Jazeera's Israel Chief From Government Press Seminar on Freedom of Speech

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the Government Press Office to remove Al Jazeera's Jerusalem bureau chief Walid Al-Omari from a state-sponsored seminar on freedom of speech planned for Thursday.

"The prime minister instructed that legal steps be taken to deny press passes of all Al Jazeera journalists working in Israel and to close their offices in Israel," the GPO announced in a Facebook post.

Last month, the GPO announced its intentions to revoke the press accredidation of an Israeli Al Jazeera correspondent over comments he made on another TV network last year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu, is painfully slow on the uptake, when it comes to irony!!!

Apparently, he can not even begin to comprehend the optics of this ban!!

Sep 07 11:42

Nikki Haley at AIPAC - New Sheriff in Town

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Israel blah blah blah Israel blah blah apartheid blah blah blah blah anti-Semites blah blah blah blah Jew-haters blah blah stand with Israel blah blah blah blah ..."

Sep 07 11:28

Israel Plans Expansion of Largest Settlement in East Jerusalem

The Israeli settlement of Nof Zion has struggled historically, as it was built in the middle of a Palestinian neighborhood in occupied East Jerssalem. Officials are looking to give out building permits to greatly expand the settlement, making it the largest built within a Palestinian neighborhood.

Discussion is set to begin Sunday on the new permits. If approved, this would bringing the settlement to in excess of 200 families. The expansion will cut even deeper into the existing neighborhood, which is sure to fuel anger about the move.

The discussion and presumptive approval will take place as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is out of the country, visiting Latin America before capping off a 10-day trip at the UN General Assembly in New York.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The goal of the Israeli government, from its inception, has never been peace, but physical expansion, and by any means necessary.

With the approval of this settlement, they will be cutting more territory from the Palestinians in East Jerusalem, for Jewish-only settlers.

The adding insult to injury against the Palestinians has been a tried-and-true Israeli gambit for all of its existence.

And unfortunately, with President Trump in the White House, its Prime Minister, Benyamin Netanyahu, feels that he can get away (nearly literally) with murder against the Palestinians, including stealing their land in East Jerusalem.

And if you think my claims about Israel's wanting middle-eastern territory is false, please take a look at the following map of Erez Israel, which is the physical extension of Israel into other countries, claimed by the Biblical kingdom of Israel, and so coveted by its Zionists:

Map: Erez Israel

See how many bits and pieces of other existing sovereign countries Israel would have to nibble off to reach its goal here?!?

And, more importantly, have the leadership in Egypt; Syria; Iraq; Lebanon; and Saudi Arabia "received the memo" that this is, ultimately, Israel's design intent, here?!?

Sep 07 10:10

Israeli jets bomb Syrian research facility in rural Tartous – unconfirmed

The Israeli Air Force bombed the scientific research facility in northeastern Tartous last night, several pro-government social media activists alleged this morning.

The reports claim that three Israeli jets bombed the scientific research facility at 3:30 A.M. (Damascus Time) in the large city of Masyaf near the Hama Governorate border.

Pro-government social media pages also claimed several people were injured as a result of the bombing, but there was little-to-no damage done to the building itself.

Sep 07 09:24

Israeli plane strikes Syrian positions in Hama province, kills two servicemen – Syrian Army

An Israeli plane has targeted Syrian army positions in the Hama province, killing two servicemen and causing material damage, Syrian general command said in a statement.

Sep 07 09:09

TOON OF THE DAY ~~ NETANYAHU’S IMPENDING ‘WELCOME’ IN ARGENTINA

rime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to visit three Latin American countries next week, as a part of his ongoing effort to boldly go where none of his predecessors has gone before.

Will the war criminal be well received by the people of Argentina?

Sep 07 09:08

WAS THE FATHER OF ZIONISM AN ANTI SEMITE?

Jewish History professor addresses Zionist visionary and accusations that Theodor Herzl made anti-Semitic statements.

Sep 06 08:48

Israeli Seller Hit Palestinian Youth with Car in Occupied West Bank

Sep 06 08:34

The USS Liberty Wins One!

The cover-up of the attack began immediately. The Liberty crew was sworn to secrecy over the incident, as were the Naval dockyard workers in Malta, and even the men of the U.S.S. Davis, which had assisted the badly damaged Liberty to port were ordered to be silent. A hastily convened and conducted court of inquiry ordered by Admiral John McCain interviewed only a few crewmen and did not seek to determine what had actually happened, instead, acting under orders from Washington, it moved quickly to declare the attack a case of mistaken identity.

Sep 06 08:30

REVERSING ISRAEL’S DIVIDE AND CONQUER TACTICS

Palestinians are 12 million in number, and stuck in institutional paralysis. The nearly 25-year-old Oslo Peace Process successfully, and sadly, facilitated Israel’s strategic desire to utilize the age-old divide and conquer strategy to reduce Palestinians to disparate fragments, each with their own challenge to merely survive.

Sep 06 08:03

The Arab American radicals who paved way for BDS

One of the earliest boycott, divestment and sanctions, or BDS, victories in the United States came in 1973 when United Auto Workers Local 600 in Dearborn, Michigan, voted to divest its Israeli bonds after a campaign waged by the Arab Workers Caucus and the American Arab Coordinating Committee. The campaign drew comparisons with apartheid South Africa and won the support of many Black autoworkers in Michigan.

Was it just an oddity that decades before Palestinian civil society called for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel in 2005, industrial workers in the US heartland were already waging a BDS struggle? Or, far from being a rogue wave, was it an integral part of the oceanic upheavals among workers, students, immigrants and people of color during the heady maelstroms of the 1960s and ’70s?

Sep 06 07:59

Issa Amro, persecuted by Israel, is arrested by PA

A prominent Palestinian human rights defender who is already facing a military trial by Israel is being detained by the Palestinian Authority after criticizing the arrest of a journalist.

Issa Amro has declared a total hunger strike until he is released.

On Sunday, Amro made two posts on Facebook condemning the detention by the PA’s Preventive Security force of Ayman al-Qawasmi, the director of the Minbar al-Hurriya radio station in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron.

Just days ago, the radio station was raided and ordered closed by Israeli occupation forces.

Sep 06 07:59

Students fight university sanctions after protesting Israeli soldiers

Students are fighting back against a series of sanctions imposed on them by the University of California, Irvine (UCI) as punishment for chanting and clapping during a campus event with Israeli soldiers in May.

Administrators launched an investigation into Students for Justice in Palestine following the protest, even though members of the group say that they were the ones who endured days of harassment, including sexual slurs and racist intimidation, by the Israeli soldiers who were invited to give a talk about the Israeli army.

The students believe the harassment was an attempt to provoke a reaction.

Sep 06 07:59

Activists disrupt entry of Israeli weapons to London arms fair

Protesters attempted to stop Israeli weapons entering a massive arms fair in London on Monday.

Activists are this week protesting the event as it sets up shop. The conference showcases the arms industries of countries all over the world, including notorious human rights abusers like Saudi Arabia and Israel.

The Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition, or DSEI – which advertises itself as “the world leading” arms industry fair – opens for business next week.

Amnesty International and London Mayor Sadiq Khan have both called for the event to be scrapped.

Sep 06 07:43

Israeli leader says relations with Arab world are best ever

Israel's prime minister says the country is enjoying its greatest relations ever with the Arab world, even without a peace accord with the Palestinians.

Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Foreign Ministry personnel Wednesday ahead of the Jewish new year, saying the extent of relations has yet to fully be made public. He said their scope was greater than "any other period in Israeli history."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I may have to rethink my position on the legalization of recreational drugs.

Sep 06 07:39

Hollywood producer questioned over claims he bribed Israeli PM

Arnon Milchan, the media mogul and Hollywood producer behind the 1990 hit film Pretty Woman, has been interviewed by Israeli detectives in London over allegations he bribed the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

Sep 05 14:20

Fraud Indictment Likely for Israeli Prime Minister’s Wife, May Implicate Husband

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, Sara, is expected to be indicted on charges of fraud, receiving goods under false pretenses and breach of trust for using $111,851 worth of public funds to throw fancy personal dinner parties and hire private chefs.

Sep 05 13:49

Big Australian confronting tiny Israeli soldiers in the West Bank

Confronting tiny Israeli soldiers for pointing guns at kids

Sep 05 07:55

ISRAEL PREPARES FOR ANOTHER WAR WITH HEZBOLLAH AS IDF PRACTICES LEBANON INVASION

Israel is carrying out its largest military drills in 20 years along its northern border including practicing an attack on Hezbollah inside Lebanon.

Over ten days, Israel's land, air, sea and intelligence forces will prepare to invade Lebanon in the event of a another war with the Shiite paramilitary organization, with which it fought a bloody conflict in 2006.

Sep 05 07:44

Six Arrested as Submarine Scandal Sends More Shock Waves in Israel

Like the submarines and ships involved, it is a scandal that continues to send shock waves through Israel's political and security establishment. The probe into Tel Aviv's multi-million-dollar purchases of naval vessels from Germany - also known as Case 3000 - has now taken another dramatic twist.

A former Israel minister and the former deputy head national security adviser, Avriel Bar-Yosef, have been questioned on September 4, 2017, in connection with alleged financial illegalities. It later emerged that a political media adviser of a sitting minister has also been quizzed.

Sep 05 07:42

Hariri rejects Israeli claims about ‘missile factories’ in Lebanon

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri has rejected Israel’s claims that Iran is building factories to produce missiles in Lebanese territory, accusing the Israeli regime of carrying out “deception campaigns.”

Sep 05 07:28

Netanyahu wants Russia to break with Iran. No chance

Israel faces an uncomfortable truth: it will have to adapt to a shrinking role in the Middle East

Sep 05 07:16

Lebanese Border: The Israeli Army is Simulating a Massive Operation Against Hezbollah

The drill will last 10 days and simulate “scenarios we’ll be facing in the next confrontation with Hezbollah,” an Israeli military source told AFP Monday. Israeli military sources said tens of thousands of soldiers, including thousands of reserves, would take part. Aircraft, boats and submarines would be deployed and the army’s canine unit would also participate, they said.

Sep 05 07:10

Israel army to hold drill simulating war with Hezbollah

Israel's army will begin Tuesday a massive exercise simulating conflict with Lebanese movement Hezbollah in the country's north, military sources said, in what would be the largest drill in nearly two decades.

The drill will last 10 days and simulate "scenarios we'll be facing in the next confrontation with Hezbollah", a defence source said Monday, referring to the Iran-backed Shiite movement.

Military sources said tens of thousands of soldiers, including thousands of reserves, would take part.

Sep 05 07:03

Stop working with Israeli torturers, Palestinians urge EU academics

Palestinian academics are urging their European counterparts to end their cooperation with a European Union project that funds Israeli torturers.

The Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees and PACBI, the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, are calling on Belgium’s KU Leuven university and Portugal’s INESC-ID research institute to pull out of the EU-funded LAW-TRAIN program.

They also urge three British academics listed as advisors – Portsmouth University’s Claire Nee and Jo Taylor and William Finn, both of the College of Policing – to end their roles in the project.

Sep 05 06:27

Saudi Arabia & Israel Need to Airlift 300 Stranded ISIS Terrorists from Syria

After approving the sendoff of hundreds of Toyota pickups into Syria for the exclusive use of its trained and funded “moderate rebels” to oust the Assad government back in 2013, the US chickenhawks are now ignoring the plea of the defeated terrorists, who are stranded in 17 buses, because Iraq refuses to accept them on its borders.

The leaderless band of terrorists and their families have nowhere else to go since Abu Bkr Al Baghdadi supposedly died in one of the Russian air raids on the terrorist headquarter South of Raqqa City , more than 2 months ago.

Sep 05 06:25

US & Israel threaten to cut UN Funding over ‘Settlement Blacklist’

Both Israel and the United States have threatened to cut their funding to the United Nations Human Rights Council if the Council moves ahead with its promise to publish a list of companies that do business in Israeli settlements built on Palestinian land.

The threats come in the midst of a wider crackdown on the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions movement that was created to pressure Israel economically, in order to push the Israeli government to comply with its obligations under international law.

Sep 04 08:02

ZIONISM HAS BECOME ISRAEL’S FUNDAMENTAL, RACIST RELIGION

Israel Justice Minister Shaked said the truth loud and clear: Zionism contradicts human rights, and thus is indeed an ultranationalist, colonialist and perhaps racist movement

Sep 04 07:54

The Holocaust as an Excuse

The Holocaust as a symbol doesn’t date from
World War II. The word was never used in those
days. It dates from the late 1960s, when Jewish
power reached its present height in Western poli-
tics, the universities, and the media. I see nothing
sinister about Jews achieving power on the same
terms as other people; what is sinister, though, is
the attempt by a large number of Jews to use
stealth, suppression, and slander to advance a fur-
tive nationalism. The charge of anti-Semitism
serves to obscure the difference between keeping
your guard up against Jewish chauvinism and
desiring to persecute people just for being Jewish.

Beyond that, the legitimacy of the entire post-
constitutional US regime rests on the myth that
World War II was a holy war against Evil, and war-
time propaganda has hardly been qualified by sober
second thoughts. And we should be suspicious of
anyone who tries to bully us into agreement on any
subject as we have been bullied on this one.

Sep 04 07:13

Zim Shipping: New Evidence suggestsSix Months Foreknowledge of the September 11th Attack Dateand Potential Involvement in the Israeli Deep Cover Operation

At the time of the 9/11 attacks Zim was one of two Israeli companies with lease contracts at the WTC. The other Israeli tenant, Clear Forest, had a small office of 18 employees on the 47th floor of WTC 1 (the North Tower). According to the Jerusalem Post, Clear Forest had only four or five employees at the WTC on 9/11 and all escaped uninjured.[3] Although there were some variances in the WTC 1 tenant rosters between various media organizations, the majority showed that Zim occupied all of the 16th floor (WTC floor space approximated 50,000 square feet), 10,000 square feet of the 17th floor, and some space of the 29th floor of WTC 1.[4] Zim had about 250 employees at the WTC before its move-out, which would require somewhere in the vicinity of 50,000 to 60,000 square feet of office space.[5]

Sep 03 08:55

The Reason For Netanyahu's Panicked Flight to Russia

“ ... according to eyewitnesses of the open part of the talks, the Israeli prime minister was too emotional and at times even close to panic."

" ... (and) threatened to bomb the Presidential Palace in Damascus, ... should Iran continue to “extend its reach in Syria.”

"Israel has understood that it backed the wrong side in Syria – and it has lost."

Sep 01 15:43

Israel seeks “Jewish” non-Jews in numbers battle with Palestinians

Jonathan Cook argues that to make up for its demographic shortfalls and ensure that Israel remains Jewish, Israel is considering broadening the definition of “Jew” to include “crypto-Jews”, “emerging Jewish” communities and descended from Jewish “lost tribes”.>>

Sep 01 15:43

Surprise! Congressional Candidate Michael Snyder (of EconomicCollapseBlog) on Israel

Israel: The Bible says that those that bless Israel will be blessed and those that curse Israel will be cursed. I will always stand with Israel, and if I am elected the Jewish people will have no greater ally in the United States Congress than me. I am 100% against a "two state solution", and I would use the full power of my office to fight against the establishment of a Palestinian state.

Sep 01 12:46

THE REASONS FOR NETANYAHU’S PANIC

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is pushing the panic button over the collapse of the Saudi-Israeli jihadist proxies in Syria and now threatening to launch a major air war, as ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke describes.

Sep 01 09:51

HALEY TARGETS UN 'BLACKLIST,' REPORTEDLY THREATENING AID

– The Trump administration is strictly opposing a UN “blacklist” of entities conducting business in Israeli settlements, with Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley reportedly threatening US aid to the body should it publish such a list.

A report on Channel 2 claimed that Haley, in recent conversation, warned the UN Human Rights Council that publication of a blacklist would “harm” its funding.

Sep 01 09:48

Case against Auschwitz medic to be thrown out due to ill health

German prosecutors called Thursday for the case of a 96-year-old former Nazi medical orderly at the Auschwitz death camp to be thrown out because he is deemed unfit for trial.

Hubert Zafke had faced 3,681 counts of being an accessory to murder at the concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.

But concerns over his mental and physical health led to repeated postponements of the trial, which began in February 2016 in the northeastern lakeside town of Neubrandenburg.

Sep 01 09:39

Israel’s High Court Rules Against Same-Sex Marriage

Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled that same sex marriage is not a right, rejecting the Israeli Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Association’s argument that same sex marriage should be allowed under the country’s Basic Law of Human Dignity and Liberty.

Sep 01 09:09

FRIDAY’S TOON ~~ THE OCCUPATION IS FOREVER!

Aug 31 15:31

American Legion calls for full investigation into Israel’s attack on the USS Liberty

In a historic move, the American Legion, at its national convention in Reno on Thursday, August 24, 2017, approved Resolution 40 (text provided below) calling for the first full U.S. government investigation of Israel’s 1967 attack on the USS Liberty.

Gunnery Sergeant Bryce F. Lockwood (USMC, ret.) was on hand during the entire convention working for passage of the resolution, which originated earlier this year from Post 40 in Seattle in the American Legion Department of Washington (state).

Lockwood was awarded the Silver Star for “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action in connection with the unprovoked and unexpected armed attack on U.S.S. LIBERTY (AGTR-5), in the Eastern Mediterranean, on 8 June 1967.”

Lockwood said there were a lot of “hand shakes, hugs, and some tears” after the vote.

Aug 31 11:42

Lavrov to Israel: No One Is Going to Attack You. Relax

Probably nobody was surprised when a senior Israeli official on Monday "warned the Russian government that if Iran continues to extend its reach in Syria, Israel will bomb Syrian President Bashar Assad's palace in Damascus".

Strong words. But Moscow doesn't seem particularly impressed.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stressed that his government has "no information" about anyone planning an attack on Israel—and reminded all relevant parties that bombing sovereign nations for no reason whatsoever is a violation of international law.

Aug 31 10:59

Bolton: Israeli Strike Against Iran May Be Only Option to Stop Nuclear Program

Decades of U.S. diplomacy with Iran, including the Obama administration's landmark nuclear accord, may leave Israeli military action as the only option to prevent Tehran from obtaining nuclear weapons, according to former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton.

"I don't make any disguise of the idea that ultimately it may take an Israeli strike against Iran's nuclear program to stop it," Bolton told the Washington Free Beacon. "I wish we weren't at that point, but this is what 25 years of negotiations with Iran gets you."

Aug 31 10:57

Israel to sell F-16As with upgrade package

Normally fierce rivals, Elbit Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries are co-operating on an upgrade package for elderly Lockheed Martin F-16As.

Israel retired its "Netz" fighters earlier this year and is now looking to sell the 40-strong inventory, which would be extensively modernised by the partners.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So Israel upgrades F-16 fighter Jets that they received free from USA years earlier and have them ready to sell.. That does not sound like a country which needs help.

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