Israeli police teach schoolchildren how to shoot Palestinians

Israeli police got caught teaching kids how to shoot Palestinians. Police & school staff claim they “noticed” they’d hung up pictures of people in kuffiyehs for target practice, and removed them before any children saw them. The Israeli education minister called it a “serious mishap.” This isn’t the first such incident.

Unearthing Truths: Israel, the Nakba, and the Jewish National Fund

The Forward courageously reminds American Jews of the Nakba, the slogans & symbols of the Jewish project that enabled mass expulsion & ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people – & the policies that enable it today. Their hope (and IAK’s) is that pro-Israel communities will honestly confront the facts & seek justice.

Analysis: Trump Tells World to Drop Dead as Netanyahu Dictates His Nixing of Iran Deal

Trump’s motive in exiting the Iran deal may have been to trash yet another piece of Obama’s legacy, but the target was more than just the deal: it was Iran. Netanyahu hopes US sanctions will cause a deepening economic crisis in Iran and ultimately regime change – a small-scale version of the disintegration of the USSR.

Trump Violates the Iran Nuclear Deal — Ignoring U.S. and Israeli Generals Who Support It

A star-studded list of generals and spy chiefs – US & Israeli – agree that the US should stay in JCPOA. But a reality star, a radical, an Arab man-child, & a politician who has been crying wolf about Iran since 1992, these guys carry the day. Trump & Co. don’t want peace & safety. They want war with Iran.

As Israel continues to kill children with impunity, urge lawmakers to support H.R. 4391

Israel is targeting and killing children in the Gaza March – with vocal support from its leaders. Encourage your legislator to cosponsor Rep. Betty McCollum’s H.R. 4391, the “Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children.”

Israelis who aided Harvey Weinstein collected info on Obama’s former administration

The New Yorker reports that an Israeli firm ran a covert campaign to discredit Obama officials who’d backed the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Former Obama staff were contacted by undercover agents for Black Cube – the firm that Harvey Weinstein hired, & that offers access to assistance from “Israel’s élite military and governmental intelligence units.”

Clean Break II: Iran Hawks Decide to Burn it All Down

Michael Makovsky of the neocon Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) has a plan for countering Iranian influence in the Middle East: he wants the US to redraw borders all over the region, creating “loose confederations or new countries… Such an arrangement would supposedly be great for the US (In actuality, it’s Israeli strategists who desire it). The question is, if Makovsky favors redrawing borders along ethno-sectarian lines, how about starting with Israel/Palestine?

Oil for Israel: The Truth about the Iraq War, 15 Years Later

Oil Insider Gary Vogler writes of the Iraq War: The oil agenda I discovered and experienced was to supply Iraq oil to Israel. The players were oil mogul & commodities manipulator Marc Rich, pardoned by Clinton; the neocons in the Bush Administration, Feith, Zell, Wolfowitz, Libby, and other Israel partisans – contains video of Vogler

Meet the pro-Trump, pro-Israel PR Guy at the Center of the Mueller Probe — And Everything Else

Public relations mogul Ronn D. Torossian is a friend of nearly everyone who’s anyone in Washington; in this thorough article, Politico calls him ‘perhaps the most prominent practitioner of a brass-knuckled form of public relations.’ While Torossian is in PR by trade, Israel is his first love: many of his clients and acquaintances are serious players in the ascendency of Israel. 

Two Leading U.S. Human Rights Activists Refused Entry to Israel, One for BDS Ties

Columbia University law professor Katherine Franke, and executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights Vincent Warren, say they were questioned by Israeli security at Ben Gurion Airport, detained 14 hours, and accused of lying before being flown back to New York Monday. 

FAIR: As Israel Kills Dozens and Maims Thousands, Palestinian ‘Violence’ Under Media Microscope

FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Media) reports that mainstream news reports are getting it wrong on Israel/Palestine. Sources that are otherwise accurate and reliable – WaPo, CNN, NYT, and AP – continue their routine of mis- and under-reporting Israel’s violence while exaggerating Palestinian misconduct.

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson is a major donor to political candidates in the U.S. Would-be presidents curry his favor in the hope of receiving the millions of dollars he contributes to campaigns. As a result, he is highly influential in their policies regarding Israel. The Adelsons spent over $80 million on Republicans in 2016 and over $100 million in 2012 on Republican candidates and causes – the biggest donors in the presidential race.

Christians in Jerusalem’s Old City ‘under threat’ from settlers

Theophilos III, Greek Orthodox patriarch of Jerusalem, seeks worldwide support for maintaining the status quo in Jerusalem, where settler groups are vandalizing church property and covertly buying up land in the Old City; Jerusalem’s city council wants $200 million in back taxes from churches; land may be expropriated. Phone Congress!