Trump Nominee Friedman: Out of Step with American Jews and Dangerous for Palestinian Human Rights. BETHLEHEM, OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES - NOVEMBER 6: Palestinians protest Israeli settlements in the midst of peace negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, November 6, 2013.
Photo Credit: Ryan Rodrick Beiler / Shutterstock.com As a Jewish American and a Palestinian human rights activist, we stand united in our opposition to President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of bankruptcy attorney David Friedman to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Israel. Friedman, who has no diplomatic experience, is aligned not with American Jewish positions, but with Israel’s illegal settler movement and he is hostile to the two-state solution. He refers to the West Bank as Judea and Sumeria, a biblical name used by settlers and Israel’s extreme right. From insulting liberal American Jews to supporting illegal settlers, Friedman’s positions are out of step with trends among American Jews. Ariel Gold: Israeli Army Admits To Using Pesticides As A Weapon Of War In The Middle East.
The Israeli army admitted to using crop-dusters to kill off vegetation - and perhaps inadvertently, agricultural crops - inside the Gaza Strip last week.
Credit: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org It wasn’t too long ago that Agent Orange, a devastating chemical produced by Monsanto, was used in the Vietnam War to strip the jungle environment of its foliage and give the U.S. military an advantage. Ripping Up the Rulebook: Israel’s Unlawful Killings. By Michaela Whitton | The AntiMedia.Org While people are focused on the atrocities carried out by Da’esh and/or their own governments in Syria and Iraq, it’s been nearly impossible to keep track of the number of Palestinians killed by Israel’s unwritten shoot-to-kill policy since October.
The full-fledged violence in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza has persisted since September with violence from both sides and Israeli forces recklessly flouting international standards. Israel buys most oil smuggled from ISIS territory - report. Kurdish and Turkish smugglers are transporting oil from ISIS controlled territory in Syria and Iraq and selling it to Israel, according to several reports in the Arab and Russian media.
An estimated 20,000-40,000 barrels of oil are produced daily in ISIS controlled territory generating $1-1.5 million daily profit for the terrorist organization. The oil is extracted from Dir A-Zur in Syria and two fields in Iraq and transported to the Kurdish city of Zakhu in a triangle of land near the borders of Syria, Iraq and Turkey. Israeli and Turkish mediators come to the city and when prices are agreed, the oil is smuggled to the Turkish city of Silop marked as originating from Kurdish regions of Iraq and sold for $15-18 per barrel (WTI and Brent Crude currently sell for $41 and $45 per barrel) to the Israeli mediator, a man in his 50s with dual Greek-Israeli citizenship known as Dr.
Farid. “Israel has in one way or another become the main marketer of ISIS oil. Comments Your comment. Top Ten Myths about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Although Arabs were a majority in Palestine prior to the creation of the state of Israel, there had always been a Jewish population, as well.
For the most part, Jewish Palestinians got along with their Arab neighbors. MSNBC Apologizes After Accidentally Telling the Truth About Israel. Before MSNBC’s apology, pro-Palestinian activists praised the segment as a rare instance of mainstream media honesty about Israeli occupation.
Kit O’Connell October 27, 2015 (MINTPRESS) New York, NY — Earlier this month, MSNBC aired a well-known, but controversial graphic that illustrates how Israel has taken over Palestine as the occupation of the region has grown over time. The graphic, which appeared during an Oct. 15 discussion between MSNBC anchor Kate Snow and Martin Fletcher, a Middle East correspondent, shows a series of four maps dating from 1946 to the present that depict the loss of Palestinian territory to Israel. UN Report Says Gaza Could Be “Uninhabitable” In Next 5 Years. The mainstream news media and political class like to pretend that the situation in Gaza is complicated and unexplainable, but the entire conflict is extremely easy to figure out when examined without nationalistic ideologies or geographical preferences.
It is a matter of obvious and provable fact that Israel is an apartheid state that controls most of Palestine, especially Gaza, much like a massive concentration camp. Places That AIPAC Would Never Show U.S. Congress Members on Their Upcoming Propaganda Trip to Israel. (Page 2) Led by Benzi Gopstein, a disciple of the late terrorist leader Meir Kahane, Lehava supporters have been involved in an array of attacks on young Palestinian, menaced African asylum seekers, incited against homosexuals just hours before a stabbing spree at this year’s Jerusalem Pride Parade, and torched the only integrated Jewish-Arab elementary school in Jerusalem.
Israeli Soldier Put In Military Prison For Speaking Out Against Occupation. This week, during the filming of Deutsche Welle’s “The New Arab Debates,” Corporal Shachar Berrin, a soldier in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) spoke out about the actions of his fellow officers.
During a discussion about the military situation in Israel, Berrin stood up to address the panel about how members of the Israeli military would treat Palestinian people like animals. He also expressed that this is a systematic problem that exists pretty much across the board in the IDF. Israel’s Fascist Democracy. For years, Israel and its powerful lobby in the US and Europe have presented the Jewish state as the model of democracy in a region typically referred to as “anti-democratic.”
Naturally, many pro-Palestine activists, among countless others, have long argued that the central principles of Israel’s Jewish supremacist ideology, its legal structure, and its society broadly represent anything but democracy. Such voices have correctly noted that Israel’s policies and very essence run counter to the traits traditionally associated with democracy: the rule of law, respect for minorities, and protection of civil and human rights. While no objective analyst could reasonably dismiss those important points, recent developments in Israeli politics do point to a disturbing, and painfully ironic, trend: Israel’s loving embrace of outright fascism is, to a large degree, an expression of its democracy.
More Than 60 Israeli Soldiers Tell The Truth About What Happened In Gaza. A new report based on the testimonies of more than 60 Israeli soldiers is making its way around the web. It outlines how the massive civilian death toll from last summer’s Israeli assault on Gaza resulted from “a policy of indiscriminate fire.” Global Fear Decreasing As False Flags And Crisis Actors Exposed. There is an old saying which states; “You can fool SOME of the people ALL of the time, and ALL of the people SOME of the time, but you can’t fool ALL of the people ALL of the time.” This saying seems to be showing it’s immutable nature as people globally are waking up to the tricks of light and shadow which have been played on them by their governments, corporations, and financial institutions.
It used to take years for the average person to find out that a false flag or staged event had occurred, then it started to only take a few months, then weeks, and now it only takes days or hours before the news of a false flag is being published online. When Canadian government provocateurs tried to start trouble at a peaceful protest several years ago, alert protestors confronted the agent provocateurs and pushed them back into the police line thereby ruining the provocateur plan, and we got the news fairly quickly for those times; but as time passes, news moves faster. Netanyahu Unmasks Israel. - Advertisement - Reprinted from Consortium News Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meeting with his generals to discuss the offensive in Gaza in 2014.
(image by (Israeli government photo)) DMCA Desperate to win reelection, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stripped off Israel's mask and exposed the ugliness that has deformed his country over the past several decades. The real story behind the Republicans’ Iran letter. The “open letter” from Senator Tom Cotton and 46 other Republican Senators to the leadership of Iran, which even Republicans themselves admit was aimed at encouraging Iranian opponents of the nuclear negotiations to argue that the United States cannot be counted on to keep the bargain, has created a new political firestorm.
It has been harshly denounced by Democratic loyalists as “stunning” and "appalling”, and critics have accused the signers of the letter of being “treasonous” for allegedly violating a law forbidding citizens from negotiating with a foreign power. The Big Money Behind Netanyahu. Reprinted from Consortium News Co-authored by *Michael Winship Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson. (image by Consortium News) Everything you need to know about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress on Tuesday was the presence in the visitor's gallery of one man -- Sheldon Adelson.
Netanyahu And the Crumbling Israeli Lobby. I’ve Never Seen The Israel-Palestine Conflict Illustrated More Profoundly Than This. Israel admits HAMAS didn't kidnap the 3 Israeli teens after all. Why Israel Lies. Cross-posted from Truthdig Airstrike hits UN school in Gaza, 10 dead(image by YouTube) All governments lie, as I.F. Why Israel Lies. Palestinians evacuate a survivor of an Israeli airstrike that hit a family building Sunday in Rafah, in southern Gaza. AP/Eyad Baba All governments lie, as I.F. Stone pointed out, including Israel and Hamas.