Chuck Baldwin: Is Netanyahu finished? Is he trying to save himself by pushing war with Iran?

The former Constitution Party presidential candidate writes that “Netanyahu is one of the most corrupt political leaders on the planet” and one of the most heavily financed. Netanyahu’s plummet in popularity at home is one of the reasons “why he is pressuring Trump to ratchet up a war against Iran and why he is mobilizing accelerated (illegal) Israeli settlements on private land owned by Palestinian people… War and military conflict has always been a favored tactic of embattled politicians to increase their popularity and deflect negativity…”

Israel’s Teva, world’s largest generic drug company, is under police investigation

Israeli company Teva, “the world’s biggest maker of generic drugs… is being investigated by Israeli police in connection with a bribery case it settled with US authorities last year.” Teva and its wholly owned Russian subsidiary agreed to pay more than $519m to settle charges that it violated US anti-bribery laws by making improper payments to government officials in Russia, Ukraine and Mexico to boost drug sales…”

Flashback: 16 years ago, Alison Weir set off to Palestine as an independent reporter

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.”…

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…

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…