Israeli forces kill 2 Palestinians, injure 767: US Context and live updates after Trump Jerusalem announcement

Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian protesters and injured 767… Trump signed waiver to postpone moving embassy, just like previous presidents (see video)…. Original legislation to move US embassy was passed with bipartisan support, including Biden, Kerry, etc… JTA says all major mainstream Jewish groups support Trump announcement, some smaller ones oppose the timing… This post will be UPDATED as events occur…

House passes bill about Taylor Force, ignores 34 other Americans who were killed by Israel

The House just passed the Taylor Force Act, allegedly on behalf of an American killed by a Palestinian, designed to pressure the PA into “de-incentivizing terrorism” – even though Israel kills far more civilians. Congress and others do not show similar concern for 34 American servicemen killed by Israel…

Three articles with background on Trump’s Jerusalem move & the Adelson connection

Background on President Trump’s announcement regarding Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The issue has its roots in history and in the hearts of billions of adherents of the world’s three most populous religions. Billionaire Israel partisan Sheldon Adelson pushed for Trump’s move…

A top Israeli rabbi bans followers from looking at banknote with poet married to Christian

Haaretz reports that a senior Israeli rabbi ruled against an image of an Israeli poet on a banknote because the poet’s wife was Christian. The rabbi said: “in our tradition, there are grave things written about whoever [lives his life] with a Christian. Tied to him like a dog. [People like that are] called apostates.” The ruling impacts ultra-Orthodox Jews living throughout Israel…

Ex-Israeli soldier heading child prostitution ring spanning Latin America deported from Colombia

An ex-Israeli soldier was deported from Colombia for alleged links to a criminal network suspected of drug trafficking and child prostitution that spanned Latin America. Colombian news agencies reported that a group of ex-Israeli soldiers had turned a small fishing village into a “sex and drug den” from their base in a luxury resort that was known to locals as “little Israel”…

DOUBLE STANDARD: The Hill refuses to publish column about USS Liberty

The Hill published a column in favor of ending $300 million in US aid to Palestinians, based on the murder of an American by a Palestinian man unaffiliated with any Palestinian organization. In response, Geoff ONeill submitted a column that suggested suspending $3.8 billion to Israel, based on the Israeli military’s killing of 34 American servicemen. The Hill would not publish that column – but then published a second column by another Israel partisan praising the TFA…

Jared Kushner Failed to Disclose He Led a Foundation Funding Illegal Israeli Settlements Before U.N. Vote

Jared Kushner’s failure to reveal his top position on the Kushner Fund, a family charity that funds illegal Israeli settlements, follows his recent attempt to pressure the UN vote on Israeli settlements as well as other failures to fully disclose financial information.

Israel will get ‘more understanding’ from Trump’s negotiators because they’re all observant Jews, Sharansky says

Israeli official Natan Sharansky says that Trump’s negotiating team are all observant Jews and predicted that they they will produce an alleged “peace proposal” that would give Palestinians a completely demilitarized “state,” which the Palestinians would naturally reject.  

Flynn’s plea on Russian influence reveals… Israel’s influence!

Is Russiagate actually Israelgate? The media’s misdirection in blaming the Russians for influence peddling ignores Israel’s central role in Flynn’s fall. An article by Phil Weiss reports on the Israeli connection and a report by Philip Girald describes Jared Kushner’s apparent role as an Israeli government agent of influence…

Global watchdog World Medical Association ignores Israeli doctors’ complicity in torture

For more than 20 years Israeli doctors have worked with Israeli security forces in practices that violate medical ethics. The global medical ethics watchdog World Medical Association looks the other way…