This week in Palestine: Mass hunger strike continues, Israeli forces kill Palestinian girl

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights documents crimes committed in the occupied Palestinian territories in weekly reports. We summarize their reports and stories from other news agencies with the goal of informing Americans of the ongoing violence that Palestinian families face each day under Israel’s occupation of their ancestral lands. The Israeli government receives $3 billion per year in direct military aid from U.S. taxpayers. May 4, 2017…

“Guardian of Zion” award will be given to former US ambassador to UN John Bolton

Former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton will receive the award from Israel’s Bar Ilan University for “his fostering of relations between the United States and Israel, and for his lasting contributions to the strengthening of Jerusalem as the eternal city of the Jewish people and throughout the world.” Other recipients: NY Times Editor A.M. Rosenthal, journalist Charles Krauthammer, NY Times columnist William Safire, historian Sir Martin Gilbert, author Cynthia Ozick, Senator Joseph Lieberman, author Herman Wouk, and last year’s honoree, Ambassador Ronald Lauder…

This week in Palestine: Palestinian hunger striker dies, IDF attacks journalists and protesters

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights documents crimes committed in the occupied Palestinian territories in weekly reports. We will summarize their reports and stories from other news agencies with the goal of informing Americans of the ongoing violence that Palestinian families face each day under Israel’s occupation of their ancestral lands. The Israeli government receives $3 billion per year in direct military aid from U.S. taxpayers.

NY Times: Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner’s real estate empire had help from one of Israel’s wealthiest families

Raz Steinmetz, 53, was behind Kushner deals; his uncle, billionaire diamond dealer Beny Steinmetz, is under scrutiny by law enforcement in four countries – his lawyer is Alan Dershowitz; Kushner has traveled repeatedly to Israel, where Kushner Companies have taken out at least four loans from Israel’s largest bank…

Forward: Syria Strike Gives Veteran Neocon Wolfowitz Signs Of Hope For Trump

Pro-Israel architect of Iraq war is calling on the new administration to assert a bold American stance in the Middle East and expressing reserved optimism about President Trump’s chances of doing so… Wolfowitz has been preaching for increased American involvement in Iraq and in Syria, despite what he acknowledges is a lack of enthusiasm in America for “heroic ventures in the Middle East”…