Today, unarmed Gazans died by the dozens simultaneously with a star-studded celebration in Jerusalem. American pastors John Hagee and Robert Jeffress, well-known bigots, preached and prayed. Donald Trump was practically worshiped. No amount of spin could turn this debacle into a genuinely admirable day for Israel.
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.
Investigative journalist Gareth Porter dispels myths about Iran’s alleged nuclear program: Israel has been crying wolf about Iran & nukes since the 1980s (including likely forging documents), while the IAEA has been declaring Tehran’s compliance; the Ayatollah has maintained that WMDs are “unIslamic,” and Iran hasn’t used any (even against Iraq’s WMDs); Iran needs ballistic missiles as a deterrent since it has no air force; and it has never threatened aggression toward Israel.
Killing of Palestinians is not new. It has been going on for decades, unabated, uncriticized, and bankrolled by the US. The Leahy Laws enable us to withhold aid to countries that commit human such rights abuses, but in spite of overwhelming proof of abuse by Israel, our politicians refuse to cut off military support.
The US is in a toxic relationship that has made us indifferent on our best days, complicit in murder on our worst. Our mainstream media and our government join with Israel in bloodguilt.
President Trump’s “ultimate deal” is said to be nearly ready for unveiling, but will Palestinians even look at it? The climate is not conducive to success, with Palestinians in boycott mode, Netanyahu looking at fraud charges, Kushner on shaky ground, and Trump himself already busy with North Korea.
Facebook deleting accounts at direction of Israel; In 2012 Zuckerberg helped Israeli President launch Facebook page
Facebook has been on a censorship rampage against Palestinian activists who protest the illegal Israeli occupation, all directed and determined by Israeli officials. Israeli officials have been publicly boasting about how obedient Facebook is when it comes to Israeli censorship orders. In 2012 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg helped former Israeli President Peres launch his Facebook page.
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.
UK Prime Minister May and her House of Lords are highly influenced by Netanyahu and the Israel lobby – to the point of scandal – at a time when the country has more than its share of troubles.
Netanyahu and the Israel lobbyists are leading Trump (over the advice of his generals) into a war with Iran – they are manufacturing Holocaust-level predictions that a non-nuclear Iran is preparing to ‘vaporize’ Israel, the most powerful, nuclear-armed state in the Middle East. See 10 examples of Israeli-authored policies, and 10 reasons why U.S. military officers support the Iran deal…
Robert Parry reports that despite the continual condemnation of Trump by the liberal establishment and the neocons, who are often allied in war-making efforts, Trump’s actions have led to a sharp drop-off in Syrian bloodshed. Israel’s Netanyahu is not happy…
Israeli expert says alienation of Jewish Americans could end US support for Israel, threatening Israel’s existence
A former Mossad senior official says Jewish Americans are central to US support for Israel and that alienating this population (as Netanyahu is doing) poses an “existential” threat to Israel. The Israel lobby would “lose its clout,” and it would diminish support from other countries “that cultivate ties with Israel because of its presumed influence in Washington”…
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…”