The Forward reports: “Miller, the Jewish wunderkind who became part of Trump’s inner circle during the presidential campaign, was the key player behind the controversial immigration executive orders that put a hold on entry from several Muslim countries and stopped the Syrian refugee resettlement program.”
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will begin confirmation hearings on Thursday for Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Israel. (Rand Paul could be the swing vote). Friedman, who helps finance Israeli settlements, is opposed by a diverse array of groups; some pro-Israel groups say he would be bad for Israel. Some of his Senate supporters received donations from Sheldon Adelson…
Americans dodged a bullet when neocon Abrams was denied. He was a founding co-signer of PNAC, led the charge to invade Iraq after calling for “regime change,” and has endorsed military interventions in Libya, Syria, and as Iran. He called Chuck Hagel an “anti-Semite” because Hagel had criticized Israel. Gina Haspel, new CIA Deputy Director, was reportedly involved in the torture programs. In 2005 she ordered the destruction of the video tapes made of the interrogations…
Trump’s “Muslim ban”: Israeli strategic plans to “remake the Middle East” from 2001 and before targeted the same countries
With a single exception, all the countries were targeted for attack in 2001, with similar plans in 1996, 1991, 1982, and the 1950s. The fact is that Trump’s action continues policies influenced by people working on behalf of a foreign country, whose goal has been to destabilize and reshape an entire region. The result has been devastating wars, massive refugee movement that is uprooting entire peoples and transforming parts of Europe, desperate terrorism, and now the horror that is ISIS. If this decades-long effort is not halted, it will increasingly devastate the region, our country, and the world…
Like most successful politicians, Lederman worked to develop friendly relationships with voters. JTA reports that these are useful in promoting Israel: “Such first-name-basis relationships in a state with only 800,000 people help Lederman advance a pro-Israel agenda, one that he prominently displays on his website’s home page, where he touts his leadership on the Iran sanctions legislation as well as a pro-Israel resolution in the wake of Israel’s 2008-2009 Gaza military campaign…”
A former Israeli combat soldier describes how extremist Israeli settlers’ provoke Israeli soldiers to be violent with Palestinians. After a soldier shot a Palestinian in the knee, the settlers presented the soldier with an axe as a badge of recognition.
Israeli settlers shout at Palestinians: ‘We go to heaven, you go to hell – If war breaks out the Jews will kill you all’ [VIDEO]
A Palestinian journalist caught on video a group of Israeli settlers driving through a densely populated Palestinian city yelling: “We go to heaven, you go to hell. If war breaks out the Jews will come here and evict and kill you all.”
Israeli forces “arrested” an estimated 590 Palestinians in January, including 128 Palestinian children, 14 women, a journalist, and a Palestinian parliament member. In total, there are now 7,000 Palestinians in Israeli prisons. (These “arrests” are different than what most Americans understand the term to mean. Those doing the “arresting” are not the society’s police force enforcing the population’s laws. The “arrests” are perpetrated by Israeli forces occupying Palestinian land.)
Rothschild reveals crucial role his ancestors played in the Balfour Declaration and creation of Israel [VIDEO]
Rothschild said the way the declaration was procured was extraordinary: “It was the most incredible piece of opportunism.” HIs cousin Dorothy de Rothschild connected Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann to the British establishment. Dorothy “told Weizmann how to integrate, how to insert himself into British establishment life, which he learned very quickly…”
Intensified Israeli attacks against Gaza are reminiscent of the leadup to its previous wide-scale invasions of Gaza, most recently “Operation Protective Edge.” Human rights groups calls on the interntional community to prevent it.