An Israeli Defense Forces soldier has been sentenced to 18 months in jail on a manslaughter conviction for shooting a Palestinian man in the head after he had already been disarmed and injured by other soldiers. The Independent lists Palestinian children who have received longer prison sentences for throwing stones than Elor Azaria did for killing an unarmed man.
Philip Giraldi writes: “recently we have seen the Obama administration meddling in Libya, Yemen and Syria in so called humanitarian interventions which have turned out to be largely fraudulent. Yes, under the Obama Dems it was ‘responsibility to protect time’ and all the world trembled as the drones were let loose.”
Al-Awda, The Palestine Right To Return Coalition and our co-organizer, ANSWER COALITION will once again spearhead this National Rally to Support Palestine in DC 2017! This rally will start at The White House with thousands of people from across the nation and around the world and ending up in front of AIPAC’s annual convention.
Pro-Israel activists tried to get the event canceled. They put up blog posts and even a Craigslist advertisement attacking Weir, exaggerating inaccurate claims about her by the ADL and, especially, the widely refuted JVP-US Campaign dossier. The posts seemed designed to foment hate against her and possibly provoke violence – now standard practice for Israel partisans trying to block Weir’s events. But some longtime Berkeley human rights activists refused to cave…
Palestinians’ formative years are scarred by what they witness and experience living under the Israeli military occupation of their lands that has been in place 50 years: Israeli settler violence against them in their homes, destroying their property, theft of their land and burning of their crops… even some instances in which Israeli extremists have burned Palestinians in their homes while they were sleeping.
Over the past six decades, Israeli leaders have refined their strategies for taking advantage of their staunchest ally, the United States. Israeli leaders have frequently manipulated and misled American presidents out of a confidence that U.S. politicians deeply fear the political fallout from any public battle with Israel…
The Forward reports: “Miller, the Jewish wunderkind who became part of Trump’s inner circle during the presidential campaign, was the key player behind the controversial immigration executive orders that put a hold on entry from several Muslim countries and stopped the Syrian refugee resettlement program.”
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will begin confirmation hearings on Thursday for Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Israel. (Rand Paul could be the swing vote). Friedman, who helps finance Israeli settlements, is opposed by a diverse array of groups; some pro-Israel groups say he would be bad for Israel. Some of his Senate supporters received donations from Sheldon Adelson…
Americans dodged a bullet when neocon Abrams was denied. He was a founding co-signer of PNAC, led the charge to invade Iraq after calling for “regime change,” and has endorsed military interventions in Libya, Syria, and as Iran. He called Chuck Hagel an “anti-Semite” because Hagel had criticized Israel. Gina Haspel, new CIA Deputy Director, was reportedly involved in the torture programs. In 2005 she ordered the destruction of the video tapes made of the interrogations…
Trump’s “Muslim ban”: Israeli strategic plans to “remake the Middle East” from 2001 and before targeted the same countries
With a single exception, all the countries were targeted for attack in 2001, with similar plans in 1996, 1991, 1982, and the 1950s. The fact is that Trump’s action continues policies influenced by people working on behalf of a foreign country, whose goal has been to destabilize and reshape an entire region. The result has been devastating wars, massive refugee movement that is uprooting entire peoples and transforming parts of Europe, desperate terrorism, and now the horror that is ISIS. If this decades-long effort is not halted, it will increasingly devastate the region, our country, and the world…
Like most successful politicians, Lederman worked to develop friendly relationships with voters. JTA reports that these are useful in promoting Israel: “Such first-name-basis relationships in a state with only 800,000 people help Lederman advance a pro-Israel agenda, one that he prominently displays on his website’s home page, where he touts his leadership on the Iran sanctions legislation as well as a pro-Israel resolution in the wake of Israel’s 2008-2009 Gaza military campaign…”
A former Israeli combat soldier describes how extremist Israeli settlers’ provoke Israeli soldiers to be violent with Palestinians. After a soldier shot a Palestinian in the knee, the settlers presented the soldier with an axe as a badge of recognition.
Israeli settlers shout at Palestinians: ‘We go to heaven, you go to hell – If war breaks out the Jews will kill you all’ [VIDEO]
A Palestinian journalist caught on video a group of Israeli settlers driving through a densely populated Palestinian city yelling: “We go to heaven, you go to hell. If war breaks out the Jews will come here and evict and kill you all.”
Israeli forces “arrested” an estimated 590 Palestinians in January, including 128 Palestinian children, 14 women, a journalist, and a Palestinian parliament member. In total, there are now 7,000 Palestinians in Israeli prisons. (These “arrests” are different than what most Americans understand the term to mean. Those doing the “arresting” are not the society’s police force enforcing the population’s laws. The “arrests” are perpetrated by Israeli forces occupying Palestinian land.)
Rothschild reveals crucial role his ancestors played in the Balfour Declaration and creation of Israel [VIDEO]
Rothschild said the way the declaration was procured was extraordinary: “It was the most incredible piece of opportunism.” HIs cousin Dorothy de Rothschild connected Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann to the British establishment. Dorothy “told Weizmann how to integrate, how to insert himself into British establishment life, which he learned very quickly…”