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Killing Mosquitoes: The Gaza Massacres, Pro-Israel Media Bias, & the Weapon Of ‘Antisemitism’

Imagine if Russian or Syrian troops had shot dead almost 30 civilians, and injured thousands, during peaceful protests. Mainstream media headlines and airwaves would be filled with condemnations from senior UK and US politicians and prominent commentators. But not so when it is Israel doing the killing, and the BBC & Guardian provide Israel spin…

The Gaza Prison Uprising Continues: “The Friday of Tires,” another sign of determination by Palestinians

Crowds of young men went to the border area, setting tires on fire to create a smokescreen to obstruct the vision of Israeli snipers. They were met with gunfire and tear gas as they hurled stones at the heavily armed Israeli soldiers backed up by tanks and warplanes. Israel, which controls all of Gaza’s border crossings, airspace and waters, imposed a ban on the entry of tires, and Israeli forces brought huge fans and massive water cannons to extinguish the fires…

Israel is trying to ‘suck America into’ Iranian war that could lead to world war — Lawrence Wilkerson

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, speaks about the possible damage to the Middle East and beyond, if Israel gets its way. Israel needs the power of the US to go into attack mode against Iran’s proverbial “existential threat.” Contains a video of his speech.

PayPal freezes out Palestine Activists in France & in Palestine itself

Association France Palestine Solidarité, one of 20 orgs banned from Israel, has just found its PayPal account for accepting donations abruptly shut down with no explanation. Meanwhile, Paypal denies its service to Palestinians – though not Israeli settlers – in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. Two articles…

A Palestinian Teen Puts His Hand in His Pocket. His Punishment: A Bullet in the Face

An Israeli soldier sees a slim teenager approaching the fence, unarmed, not endangering anyone – and shoots him in the head with live ammunition, destroying his life and that of his family, probably for all time. At first the IDF claims that the soldier had thwarted a “knifing attack;” later they say that the teen had “put his hand in his pocket in a suspicious way.”

Israeli ambassador pushes potential war to elite U.S. powerbrokers

A select group of Washington D.C. heavy hitters attended a Rosh Hashanah event at which the Israeli Ambassador laid out a rationale for another Israeli war. The attendees included Wolf Blitzer, Jason Greenblatt, Abe Foxman, Mort Klein, Eli Lake, White House insiders, Congressmen, political operatives, philanthropists, etc (detailed list)…

The strange, sad saga of the Taylor Force Act

The murder of an American is being used to push new U.S. legislation on behalf of Israel, and to enrich an extremist right-wing Israeli organization with connections to an Israeli party outlawed by Israel as a terrorist organization, and that honors one of the most damaging spies against the U.S…