Sixteen years ago today, in the midst of the Second Intifada, Alison Weir set off to Palestine as an independent reporter, bent on seeing for herself the reality behind the news headlines that depicted Israel under storm by hostile Arabs. She had never visited Israel or Palestine and was completely new to understanding the so-called “Mideast Conflict.”…
Israeli supermarket chain glorifies Israeli soldier who murdered Palestinian in cold blood
A major Israeli supermarket chain is distributing free grocery bags containing the image of an Israeli soldier who murdered a wounded Palestinian in cold blood. The bag has a drawing of the soldier and says: “Happy birthday. Love from the nation of Israel…”
Did a Super Bowl ad feature a West Bank roadblock? [VIDEO]
A Super Bowl ad by Expedia promoted travel as an antidote to narrow-mindedness and divisions. A montage of images from around the world illustrates the narration: “Every step you take narrows the influence of narrow minds…” What scene accompanied these words?” An image of a road block that looks a whole lot like an Israeli military checkpoint in the occupied Palestinian West Bank…
Seven Palestinians, six Israelis killed in January
Read more about the seven Palestinians and six Israelis killed in January.
Family of quadriplegic boy paralyzed by Israel sues for damages
On his 15th birthday, Atiya was shot in the neck by Israeli soldiers while he was on his way home from school. There were no so-called “clashes” at the time. After six months in an Israeli hospital, at the expense of the Palestinian Authority, doctors admitted Atiya was permanently paralyzed in all four of his limbs. He will be dependent on others for the rest of his life. Now his family is seeking damages from the Israeli army…
Is Trump bending on Neocons? Will Elliott Abrams become Deputy Secretary of State?
Analysts discuss neocons apparent growing influence on Trump policies on Russia and Iran, and the possible appointment of neocon Elliott Abrams. Eric Alterman writes: “An Actual American War Criminal May Become Our Second-Ranking Diplomat”…
James Baker warns Trump against being “Israel’s Lawyer”
Ha’aretz reports: “Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker, one of the leading Republican figures in foreign policy in the past few decades, cautioned U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday against acting as ‘Israel’s lawyer,’ and reiterated his longstanding objections to Israeli settlement construction.” In an interview with Politico, Baker said, “I did take note in…
These before and after photos prove that Obama and Hillary had nothing but love for Islam [VIDEO]
The Duran asks: “Where was the liberal left outrage when Barack and Hillary were bombing the hell out of these three ‘Muslim’ countries? As the entire liberal left is in a tizzy over Trump’s immigration executive order, we thought it would be fun to showcase three Muslim countries, that under the Obama/Clinton rule, flourished under the inclusive love of the liberal left…”
Trump may be more moderate on settlements and Iran than expected
The Trump administration is shaping its policy toward Israel and a potential peace settlement with the Palestinians in ways that may seem surprising for a president who had appeared to offer the government in Jerusalem a blank check on the expansion of settlements in the West Bank and other issues.”
Trump’s evolving settlement policy appears more lenient toward Israel than the Obama administration’s, but not as lenient as sought by many of Israel’s strongest backers. There may be more continuity with past policy on Israel and on Iran than many foreign policy analysts had expected.
EU Regulators ask Israel what it’s doing about “The Wolves of Tel Aviv”
Israel’s largely fraudulent binary options industry numbers over 100 companies, which employ a variety of ruses to steal their clients’ money. Thousands of Israelis work in the field, which is estimated to have fleeced billions of dollars from victims all over the world in the past decade. This has been allowed to flourish for almost a decade. Israeli law enforcement has taken almost no action to shut it down…