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Most Israelis Favor Killing Palestinians

Israeli soldiers take up positions during clashes with Palestinian youths, following an Israeli army raid in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus

Propaganda works. Government statements and Israeli media one-sidedly highlight Palestinian “terror” attacks, mindless of reality on the ground.

Most Israelis have no idea or concern about what’s going on inside Palestine – including longstanding occupation harshness, state-sponsored terror against an entire population, a new generation of Palestinian youths demanding freedom, justifiably resisting collective punishment and denial of their fundamental rights.

A new Tel Aviv University/Israel Democracy Institute Guttman Center for Surveys Peace Index poll shows three-fourths of Israelis don’t understand how horrifically Palestinians are persecuted – in contrast to Arabs overwhelmingly fearing it acutely.

Jews live normally. Palestinians have no control over their daily lives. Most Jews shockingly agree with the following statement: “(A)ny Palestinian who has perpetrated a terror attack against Jews (true or false) should be killed on the spot, even if he has been apprehended and no longer poses a threat.”

They support punishing family members of Palestinians accused of terrorism, including demolishing their homes – mindless that most accusations are fabricated.

In contrast, they support no action against Jews killing Palestinians, even without just cause. They feel military tribunal injustice against Palestinians accused of terrorism is too light.

Pollsters asked: “What in your opinion, should each of the following institutions or groups be given for how it has dealt with the current terror wave?”

The IDF scored highest with a 93% approval rating. Police scored 84.5%, Shin Bet (security) 72% – showing Jews don’t understand reality on the ground.

They don’t know or care about how viciously Palestinians are persecuted – including daily state-sponsored assassinations, thousands injured, along with mass arrests, imprisonments and torture.

Poll results reflect a racist Israeli society, state-sponsored indoctrination from childhood to hate Arabs, portraying them as violent gun-or-knife-toting terrorists – mindless of their humanity and international law guaranteed rights.

Former finance minister, Yesh Atid party chairman, believes Palestinians accused of threatening Israelis “should be (lethally) shot…” Numerous other fascist Israeli politicians feel the same way, especially Netanyahu and his security ministers.

Pollsters didn’t ask but likely few Israeli Jews know the extent of administrative detentions – Palestinians locked up behind bars indefinitely, uncharged and untried, entirely for political reasons, innocent victims in gulag hell, currently at least 500 including children, according to Commission of Palestinian Detainee Affairs head Issa Qaraqe.

Young children and women are treated like men, targeted for wanting justice denied them – including social web site comments Israel calls “incitement.”

On the eve of the second Intifada, Israel held 12 administrative detainees. Two years later it was over 1,000. Things appear headed in the same direction now, new administrative detentions ordered daily. Victims have no right of appeal.

Speaking at an Amsterdam 77th Kristallnacht anniversary event, Arab MK Hanin Zoabi accused Israel of high crimes similar to Nazi-perpetrated ones.

“I am not an immigrant in my homeland,” she said. Scores of discriminatory laws are similar to how Hitler persecuted Jews, she explained.

“The current lesson of the Crystal Night has not been learned.” Israel’s slow-motion genocide, “ethnic cleansing” policy is modeled on how Nazis aimed to exterminate Jews. Israeli officials ‘justify the use of violence toward Palestinians.”

Zoabi quoted education minister Naftali Bennett saying “(i) is OK to kill Arabs. I have actually done so several times.” She warned of “great forces” seeking to silence pro-Palestinian voices in Europe.

State-sponsored terror rages as Netanyahu meets with Obama at the White House on Monday – their support for each other’s high crimes rock solid despite dislike for each other.

Expect nothing beneficial from the meeting for Palestinians. They remain isolated on their own, virtually ignored by the world community, mindless of their longstanding suffering at the hands of a ruthless occupier.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

Chilling Video Shows Israeli Soldier Assassinating A Wounded Palestinian

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The self-styled world’s most moral army is a mobilized gang of assassins, ignoring fundamental rule of law principles, operating by their own exclusively, killing and brutalizing ruthlessly.

On October 31, the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) showed video evidence of an Israeli soldier assassinating 23-year-old Jabal Johar as he lay wounded, bleeding, helpless on the ground.

Two days before the incident, Amnesty International said “Israeli forces have carried out a series of unlawful killings of Palestinians using intentional lethal force without justification.”

“Willful killings of Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories are grave breaches of the Fourth Geneva Convention, over which all states can exercise universal jurisdiction” to prosecute offenders when nations where they reside can’t or fail to do so.

“Mahdi Mohtaseb, who is survived by four brothers, four sisters, and many grieving family and loved ones, joins the daily rising death toll of mostly Palestinian youths gunned down by Israeli forces and Israeli settlers since October 1st,” said ISM.

The video circulated online. Muhtasib was murdered close to the Salaymeh checkpoint in Hebron’s old city, a flashpoint area for numerous Israeli atrocities.

He lay helpless still moving his arms and legs. An Israeli soldier lethally shot him in the back at point blank range. ISM volunteers said he was supposed to meet his fiancee later that day (October 29).

An IDF spokesman lied, claiming the soldier foiled a stabbing attack. Video evidence showed otherwise. Daily cold blooded murders continue. Israel’s racist killing fields show no mercy.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

Netanyahu’s Latest Ethnic Cleansing Scheme: Forcibly Displacing East Jerusalem Arab Residents

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It’s hard believing he’s considering something this outrageous. Israeli media report he may revoke the longtime Arab population’s permanent residency status, his scheme for curbing Israeli initiated violence, a sure-fire way to increase it exponentially throughout the Occupied Territories.

The fate of over 370,000 East Jerusalemites hangs in the balance. Netanyahu’s proposed scheme sounds ominously like Hitler loading Jews on trains for death camps.

Where will this huge population go if forcibly expelled? What does Netanyahu have in mind – greater ruthlessness and mass murder than already? For sure with full US support for whatever he does, no matter how outrageous!

Israel’s Channel 2 news said the scheme was discussed during a weekly security meeting earlier in October. Netanyahu was quoted saying: “We need to examine the possibility of canceling their residency. There needs to be a discussion about it.”

Permanent East Jerusalem Arab residency is de facto Israeli citizenship. Imagine another nation deciding to displace, deport or otherwise remove a significant segment of its population. Overwhelming world outrage would follow, likely punitive measures slapped on the offender.

Israel already imposed unprecedented East Jerusalem movement restrictions, adding checkpoints and erecting separation barriers between Jewish and Arab neighborhoods, encircling Palestinian ones, preventing them from entering or exiting without permission, subjecting them to intrusive searches, a clear example of collective punishment ignored by the world community.

Will it remain silent if Netanyahu implements his latest scheme?

According to Channel 2, no further discussions were held since the proposal was raised – focus so far on implementing other draconian measures.

Haaretz cited unnamed “sources in the prime minister’s bureau” saying no mass displacement plans were made. “There is no such process to revoke the residency or citizenship of thousands of people,” a source said.

Meanwhile, Israeli-instigated violence continued on Sunday into Monday. An unarmed Palestinian youth was lethally shot multiple times in front of a Beit Einun school. Israel then declared the area a closed military zone, blocked ambulance help from arriving, left him bleeding to death unattended, another of its state-sponsored crimes.

Israeli soldiers murdered a Palestinian schoolgirl, unarmed, threatening no one. Israel called her a knife-wielding terrorist, the Big Lie it repeats ad nauseam.

Eyewitnesses called her a “terrified” young girl. One said she was surrounded by seven or eight soldiers. They “checked her belongings in a schoolbag,” he said.

“She looked like she was around 14 years old. She went through a metal detector. In the school bag they found nothing and asked her, ‘Where’s the knife?’ “

“She said, ‘I don’t have a knife.’ Then they fired between her legs. She was terrified and moved back half a meter or a meter. She raised her arms in the air (again) saying ‘I don’t have a knife.’ “

“Then they shot eight to 10 bullets, but I don’t know exactly who was shooting. Then she fell on the ground.” Other eyewitnesses said soldiers prevented medical help from arriving to try saving her.

Youth Against Settlements director Issa Amer “call(ed) on the military to release video of the incident because there are several CCTV surveillance cameras that record everything in that area.” Israel wants none of its crimes revealed.

On Saturday, noted physician, political activist, human rights champion Mustafa Barghouthi was attacked by unknown assailants near his Ramallah home.

He was injured with a sharp tool, he explained – his attackers saying “let the Intifada protect you.” He reported the incident to Israeli authorities, demanding an investigation he won’t get.

Israeli security forces and settlers rampage freely against defenseless Palestinians, injuring and murdering them unaccountably.

World leaders ignore their suffering, doing no more than urging both sides to show restraint – an affront to persecuted Palestinians, a green light for Israel to continue trampling on an entire population with impunity.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

Israeli Report Admits They Are Descendants Of Khazars

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Are you intellectually and emotionally prepared to confront a new twist to Israeli claims for identity and a political homeland? If you are, test to what extent you have an open mind. The article, Leaked report: Israel acknowledges Jews in fact Khazars; Secret plan for reverse migration to Ukraine, will present a position that is difficult to imagine. When political necessity confronts hallowed claims, what will a determined Zionist do to sacrifice their fundamental assertion for legitimacy? Ponder the significance and full extent of the implications.

“Israel seems finally to have thrown in the towel. A blue-ribbon team of scholars from leading research institutions and museums has just issued a secret report to the government, acknowledging that European Jews are in fact Khazars. (Whether this would result in yet another proposal to revise the words to “Hatikvah” remains to be seen.) At first sight, this would seem to be the worst possible news, given the Prime Minister’s relentless insistence on the need for Palestinian recognition of Israel as a “Jewish state” and the stagnation of the peace talks. But others have underestimated him at their peril. An aide quipped, when life hands you an etrog, you build a sukkah.

Speaking off the record, he explained, “We first thought that admitting we are really Khazars was one way to get around Abbas’s insistence that no Jew can remain in a Palestinian state. Maybe we were grasping at straws. But when he refused to accept that, it forced us to think about more creative solutions. The Ukrainian invitation for the Jews to return was a godsend.”

Oy vey, woe is me. How such an admission could be seen as anything but a capitulation to the critics of the legitimacy for the state of Israel? Another critical viewpoint by Wayne Madsen in Israel’s Secret Plan for a “Second Israel” in Ukraine, is the perfect summary of the precarious creditability dilemma that such an admission presents.

“Zionists have long argued that the land claimed by Israel was the biblical birthright of the Jewish people who were forced from the land in a so-called diaspora after repeated conquests by various empires. Proof that Ashkenazi Jews, which make up a majority of the Israeli Jewish population, have no historical link to Palestine, would call into question the entire premise of Israel as the historical 5,000-year old homeland of the Jewish people.”

As expected, the mere disclosure of such a secret government report has intensified the Christian-Zionists Problem – Khazar DNA, as written earlier this year. Never fear there is no shortage of arguments that attempts to discredit any proponent of Are Ashkenazi Jews Descended From Khazars?

“But in a new article in the journal Jewish Social Studies, Hebrew University researcher Shaul Stampfer argues there is no evidence from Medieval Jewish, Islamic or Christian texts that such a conversion took place.

“The silence of so many sources about the Khazars’ Judaism is very suspicious,” Stampfer tells Haaretz.”

When persuasion fails, attack the messenger as seen in Must a Jewish State Be Zionist?

“Shlomo Sand, a secular Israeli professor at Tel Aviv University, is notorious for his banal theory that Jews today have no connection with the Land of Israel because they are descended from non-Jewish Khazars who converted a thousand years ago in the Caucasus. No unbiased academic takes this seriously.”

All this arcane and esoteric disputes surely should be resolved with simple Home genetics kits could identify millions with Jewish roots, right?

“Just as the State of Israel has invested resources into the study and promotion of archeology, in part to demonstrate and strengthen the connection of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel, by investing in the fields of genetic research and molecular anthropology, Israeli scientists could be at the forefront of this growing field not only to demonstrate the historical connection of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel, but to help refute studies that manipulate data in order to undermine that connection,” said Noah Slepkov, author of the JPPI study.

Slepkov was likely referring to some who claim that the Jews of today are unrelated to the Israelites of the Bible such as Israeli academic Shlomo Sand, whose book, ‘The Invention of the Jewish People’, which claimed that contemporary Jews are the descendants of the Khazars, Berbers and other groups.”

Up to this point the intense push back is expected from the defenders of Israel. Nothing surprising from this response! However, in the essay Top Israeli scientist says Ashkenazi Jews came from Khazaria, not Palestine, the work of a “Johns Hopkins University post-doctoral researcher, Eran Elhaik, describes a group of widely respected geneticists, including Harry Ostrer, professor of pathology and genetics at Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine and author of the 2012 book “Legacy: A Genetic History of the Jewish People” is analyzed.”

“Interestingly, while anti-Zionist bloggers have applauded Elhaik’s work, saying it proves that contemporary Jews have no legitimate claim to Israel, some white supremacists have attacked it.”

Now for the surprising variation in critiquing the Rethinking the Khazar Theory!. This section is written by no other than Davis Duke, himself. Review the original article, for a long list of DNA studies that seem to reject and conflict with Eran Elhaik research. Nevertheless, Dr. Duke argues that the claim of special rights for the “Chosen” which resides in the Talmud culture is entirely part of the tribalism no matter the particular genetics of the Zionist.

“I have come to believe that the Khazar theory is one more piece of controlled opposition as illustrated in Orwell’s 1984, where Emmanuel Goldstein is supposedly Big Brother’s opposition, but in fact he is part of the Big Brother apparatus.

How convenient it is to suggest that Jews are not a race, not a related people that gives them a unity and strength in conflict with other peoples.

One cannot explain the power of Zionism unless one understands Jewish tribalism.

Jewish tribalism (racism) and favoritism and preference for fellow Jews combined with discrimination against non-Jews ultimately enables them to take over almost any institution.

Without Jewish racism, Zionism could not flourish, for that is what gives the Jewish extremists its enormous economic, media and political influence.

Christians who propagate the “Khazar theory” should not forget that the Talmud is perhaps the most anti-Christ tome ever written. The Talmud portrays Jesus being boiled in human excrement—“forever”!

The Talmud as well the gospel recounting of the Jewish persecution behind the crucifixion of Christ all took place hundreds of years before any supposed Khazar conversion”

Let’s pull all this information together to sort out a rational understanding of the political considerations that threaten the stability and well being of the planet. Historically it is undeniable that large number of Jews from Eastern Europe and Russia migrated out of that area. Many resettled in Israel. Most adopted pro-Zionist politics. Since the former Khazar empire region was the departing homeland of so many inhabitants who profess to be Jews, it is preposterous to contend that any tribal group can maintain a pure racial identity.

When a Jew resides in Israel are they not called an Israeli? What do you call a Jew living in the Ukraine – a Jew or a Ukrainian? Likewise, when a Jewish migrate from Khazarian descendant moves to Israel and becomes a citizen, do they lose their roots from their own lineage? Whether they purport to be from a bloodline of a racial tribe or simply a convert to a particular religion, their association with their country of origin remains.

Could it be that this astounding disclosure of a hidden past is nothing more than a ploy to recapture influence if not actual territory in a former land of settlement? If this is the case, the issue is one of political power and not one of religious inevitability.

Zionism is a political doctrine. All the conflicting genetic research is designed to serve a political agenda. If an Israeli came to Palestine from the Ukraine and practiced the teachings in the Talmud, that person most likely will be a Zionist.

The objection to the state of Israel is that its political precepts and policies are rooted in Babylonian Talmud teachings. When David Duke states that “One cannot explain the power of Zionism unless one understands Jewish tribalism”, the complimentary lesson is that Zionism cannot be fully comprehended without understanding Talmudic admonitions towards non Jews.

Consequential doctrines that profess superiority privileges should be condemned. Sadly, opposition towards a race, no matter how impure its genes have mixed over the centuries, when its politics maintain Jewish supremacy, is often labeled as anti-Semitic. Natural animosity towards such Jewish chutzpah is defensible in a world which disobeys the true revelations in the Torch.

Preparing Jewish converts, from the Khazars lineage, need not to be based solely upon DNA. What is important is that the political objectives of Zionism be recognized as harmful to humanity. Religion is not the issue, because Zionists reject their own biblical mores.


SARTRE is the pen name of James Hall, a reformed, former political operative. This pundit’s formal instruction in History, Philosophy and Political Science served as training for activism, on the staff of several politicians and in many campaigns. A believer in authentic Public Service, independent business interests were pursued in the private sector. As a small business owner and entrepreneur, several successful ventures expanded opportunities for customers and employees. Speculation in markets, and international business investments, allowed for extensive travel and a world view for commerce. He is retired and lives with his wife in a rural community. “Populism” best describes the approach to SARTRE’s perspective on Politics. Realities, suggest that American Values can be restored with an appreciation of “Pragmatic Anarchism.” Reforms will require an Existential approach. “Ideas Move the World,” and SARTRE’S intent is to stir the conscience of those who desire to bring back a common sense, moral and traditional value culture for America. Not seeking fame nor fortune, SARTRE’s only goal is to ask the questions that few will dare … Having refused the invites of an academic career because of the hypocrisy of elite’s, the search for TRUTH is the challenge that is made to all readers. It starts within yourself and is achieved only with your sincere desire to face Reality. So who is SARTRE? He is really an ordinary man just like you, who invites you to join in on this journey. Visit his website at http://batr.org.

 

Alleged Beersheba Attacker Identified

Security forces at the scene of shooting and stabbing attack at the Central Bus Station in the southern city of Beersheba (Meir Even Haim/Flash90)

Security forces at the scene of shooting and stabbing attack at the Central Bus Station in the southern city of Beersheba (Meir Even Haim/Flash90)

A same day article discussed the Sunday Beersheba, Israel bus station incident – killing an Israeli soldier, the attacker, an innocent Eritrean bystander lethally shot by police, and wounding nine others.

The alleged attacker was identified as Bedouin Israeli citizen Muhannad al-Aqabi, a Hura, Negev resident. His family members were questioned. Israel automatically assumes familial involvement in these type incidents.

One unidentified family member was arrested on suspicion of helping to plan the attack. Arrest nearly always means guilt by accusation. Expect brutalizing treatment to follow, then a likely confession in Hebrew most suspects don’t understand, youths and children especially vulnerable.

Longstanding Israeli practice includes detaining suspects, charged or uncharged, denying them contacts with family members or legal counsel for days, at times weeks – putting them through excruciating interrogations amounting to brutal torture.

Signed confessions most often follow – in most cases for crimes never committed.

The Eritrean victim was identified as 29-year-old Haftom Zarhum. Haaretz said he traveled to Beersheba for a visa. He had nothing to do with the incident.

Maan News said “(g)raphic video footage show(ed) (him) being assaulted and kicked in the head as he l(ay) bleeding on the ground, with several benches thrown at him as an angry Israeli mob surround(ed) him, believing (he was) involved in the attack.”

Being Black in the wrong place at the wrong time made him vulnerable – automatically considered a “terrorist.”

So far, no one was charged with his murder. Jewish soldiers, police, settlers and other Zionist zealots are free to kill suspected “terrorists” unaccountably.

Palestinians are dying daily – victims of vicious Israeli racism. On Monday, Maan News said police shot a Palestinian woman – falsely accused of a knife attack. Other Palestinians were murdered in Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Nablus and Gaza.

An extremist settler lethally shot a Palestinian in Hebron. A Maan News cameraman was wounded by Israeli live fire. On Sunday, scores of Palestinians were wounded throughout the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza areas bordering Israel.

UN officials make high-minded statements, yet do nothing to intervene responsibly. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Jordanian prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein, is part of the problem, not the solution, issuing a meaningless statement, saying:

“(T)he high number of casualties, in particular those resulting from the use of live ammunition by Israeli security forces, raises concerns of excessive use of force, and violations of the right to life and security of the person” – instead of condemning Israeli instigated violence, murdering Palestinians in cold blood, wrongfully calling them knife-wielding terrorists.

Ruthless Israeli brute force continues terrorizing an entire Palestinian population – wrongfully blaming victimized people for state-sponsored viciousness, supported by Washington and other Western regimes.

The Obama administration intends rewarding Israel for its high crimes – planning hundreds of millions more dollars in military aid on top of billions already supplied, along with the latest weapons and technology. One rogue state supports another.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

Witnessing Atrocity (VIDEO)

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On the eve of a potential vote in the United Nations to formally recognize Palestine we speak with freelance journalist and Palestinian rights activist Eva Bartlett. Bartlett lived in the Gaza Strip for three years between 2008 and 2013. She was also aboard the Dignity, one of five Free Gaza missions to successfully sail to the Strip in 2008.

Bartlett accompanied Palestinians in ambulances during the 2008/2009 Israeli attacks on Gaza, and documented Israel’s violent November 2012 campaign against Palestine from a central Gaza hospital. Bartlett has worked extensively with Gaza’s fishermen and farmers, accompanying them as they come under fire from the Israeli army.

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Bartlett speaks to a Syrian Christian from the old city of Homs who survived the mercenaries’ presence there. Source: Eva Bartlett

More recently Bartlett has traveled to Syria to document that country’s “civil war” and human rights abuses being meted out against Syrians by US-trained and funded paramilitary terrorist groups.

Additional information and writings are available at her blog, In Gaza.

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Professor James F. Tracy is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at Florida Atlantic University. James Tracy’s work on media history, politics and culture has appeared in a wide variety of academic journals, edited volumes, and alternative news and opinion outlets. James is editor of Union for Democratic Communication’s Journal Democratic Communiqué and a contributor to Project Censored’s forthcoming publication Censored 2013: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2011-2012. Additional writings and information are accessible at memoryholeblog.com.

US/Israeli Attempted Color Revolution In Lebanon?

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Longstanding US/Israeli plans call for redrawing the Middle East map, replacing independent governments with pro-Western puppet regimes, balkanizing Iraq, Syria, Iran and other regional countries for easier control, looting their resources, and exploiting their people.

Analyst Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya says plans call for “creating an arc of instability, chaos, and violence extending from Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria to Iraq, the Persian Gulf, Iran, and the borders of NATO-garrisoned Afghanistan” – by color revolutions or wars.

Violent protests rock Beirut – ongoing for days, a so-called “You Stink” campaign over uncollected rubbish, people demanding “corrupt” government officials resign for letting it pile up.

Lebanon has been without a president for over a year. Obama’s war on Syria created an enormous burden. More than 1.2 million refugees flooded into a nation of 4.5 million people on top of half a million displaced Palestinians – the equivalent of around 130 million in a nation the size of America or about 500 million for China.

Other issues affect Lebanon like in most other countries – mainly governance serving monied interests at the expense of most others.

Yet violent street protests haven’t erupted globally. Just cause exists in many countries remaining quiet.

Crisis began after Beirut’s Naameh landfill closed on July 17. New sites or alternative arrangements weren’t chosen. Trash began piling up everywhere.

Since August 22, violent protests gripped the capital. Prime Minister Tammam Salam warned “(w)e’re heading towards collapse if things continue as they are.”

Tuesday’s cabinet meeting failed to resolve things. Protest organizer Marwan Maalouf said “(i)n the beginning, this was a battle over the trash issue…But now there is a general battle against the political class.”

Protesters openly call for regime change. Are Israeli and US dirty hands manipulating things covertly? Is another imperial color revolution attempt ongoing?

Is uncollected garbage a pretext to topple another regional government? People elsewhere facing much greater problems don’t protest violently for days.

These type incidents are manipulated. Several thousand protesters don’t reflect the sentiment of most Beirut residents.

If Lebanon’s government falls, Washington and Israel gain at the expense of Syria and Iran. They’ll achieve another triumph toward redrawing the Middle East map – adversely affecting ordinary people across the region and beyond.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

Rogue Terrorism For A Greater Israel

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“Our American friends offer us money, arms, and advice. We take the money, we take the arms, and we decline the advice.”Moshe Dayan

Most peoples that resist the power politics of Zionism condemn aggressive actions of the outlaw Israeli state regularly. Yet most of the western democracies that are under the control of Talmud media and Khazar finance continue to defend the apartheid policies that are designed to purge any prospect of Palestinian, right to return, to the land of their forced removal. No matter what your politics are regarding the Middle East, the indisputable fact exists that the Greater Israel design for expanded territory is a core impediment of this interminable conflict.

From the beginning, Zionists advocated a “Jewish State” not just in Palestine, but also in Jordan, southern Lebanon, and the Golan Heights as well. In 1918 Ben-Gurion described the future “Jewish state’s” frontiers in details as follows:

“to the north, the Litani river [in southern Lebanon], to the northeast, the Wadi ‘Owja, twenty miles south of Damascus; the southern border will be mobile and pushed into Sinai at least up to Wadi al-‘Arish; and to the east, the Syrian Desert, including the furthest edge of Transjordan” (Expulsion Of The Palestinians, p. 87) Click here to view the “Greater Israel” map that was submitted by the Zionists to the peace conference after WWI.

The self-justification by Zionists for enhancing strategic security enlargement of territory never deals with the central issues. The entire concept of a homogeneous “Jewish State” under a secular Zionist regime, mocks the notion of religious faithfulness to the teaching in the Torah. The meaning of a “Greater Israel” has little to do with devotion of Jehovah.

In order to comprehend this distinction read the essay Zionism, Racism and anti-Semitism.

“Zionism is a political movement. To equate motives of politics with a religious belief is specious. Judaism is NOT equivalent to Zionism. The distinction is imperative if a correct understanding of relationships and actions, in the Middle East, are to be appreciated. A Zionist often professes their acceptance of the tenants of the Jewish faith, but a ‘true believer’ in the supremacy and survivability of a political state, can and frequently are non-believers to Judaism and the Torah. This is crucial, because it is not a condition of political allegiance to share faith in Yahweh.”

Map Greater IsrealReview the deplorable history of Israeli territorial designs. The Maps Tell The Story account that displays the chart of expansionist settlements.

“Starting with the United Nations Partition Plan, 1947, the original borders for the state of Israel are quite limited. This index illustrates the significant border changes after the 1949 War of Independence, after the six day war of 1967, then after the 1982 return of Sinai and the invasion of Lebanon, and finally after Palestinian autonomy and Lebanon withdrawal in 2000.

But the most notable map is the one that identifies the Israeli settlements on the West Bank. A careful analysis of the locations and the areas that are an effective no man’s land, demonstrates the consequences of the expanded settlements. It is hard to believe that Israel will ever agree to remove their own population from these areas.”

Most discussions about Israel originate under the premise that the government in Tel Aviv has an immutable right to defend itself. Thus far, the plight of the displaced Palestinians is almost exclusively relegated to condemnation for inflicting savage terrorism. At the same time the enormous military technological offensive strike capabilities of the Israeli Defense Force undertakes carnage with a disproportionate vengeance that unmasks the true vicious hatred of non-Zionists. Conferring moral authority for IDF airstrikes equates to the same erroneous rationale and hypocrisy that NeoCon proponents shower over the U.S. bombing of al-Qaeda enclaves.

The tentative cease-fire in the latest rupture of mutual hostilities just plays into the hands of the incremental Zionist expansionists. The overriding concern in Israel is not that their Iron Dome missile system can destroy incoming Hamas Fajr-5 projectiles. Their goal is to seek cover for their intended preemptive strike on Iranian nuclear facilities.

RT quotes from the account; Iran confirms military aid to Hamas, sending long-range missile technology.

“Iranian lawmaker Ali Larijani said on Wednesday his country was “proud” to defend the people of Palestine and Hamas according to remarks published on the Islamic Republic’s parliamentary website.

Larijani stressed the assistance had been both “financial and military.” On Tuesday, Larijani lauded the Palestinian missile capability, saying it had given them a “strategic [source] of power.”

Now the world press will decry Iran for their acknowledged support of Hamas. However, the Washington Post article back in 2006, Hamas Sweeps Palestinian Elections, Complicating Peace Efforts in Mideast, grudgingly reports:

“The radical Islamic movement Hamas won a large majority in the new Palestinian parliament, according to official election results announced Thursday, trouncing the governing Fatah party in a contest that could dramatically reshape the Palestinians’ relations with Israel and the rest of the world.

In Wednesday’s voting, Hamas claimed 76 of the 132 parliamentary seats, giving the party at war with Israel the right to form the next cabinet under the Palestinian Authority’s president, Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of Fatah.”

When did you last read that the radical IDF using American aircraft and smart bombs struck a sovereign country’s industrial facilities and slaughtered civilians as collateral damage? Full Spectrum Dominance, in the pursuit of eliminating any resistance to the New World Order is justified in the Zionist press. Simply put, the NWO is composed of many rabid Zionists that give a new meaning to the term extremist. However, in the bigger scheme of things it is No Surprise – Terrorism Is Winning.

“The reason that Terrorism is seen as the ultimate foe of governments is the nature of the warfare. Let no one mistake the stakes. Those who are willing to die to deliver chaos and turmoil are dangerous. But, more than that, they are unstoppable. Such an assessment may be unpopular but consider the facts. Regimes and prosperous societies have much to lose. Alienated and hostile adversaries that place little value on life, are no match for standing armed forces. By denying the temperament of the attacker and responding with overwhelming force, the inevitable futility of the end result; is guaranteed. Even tactics of aggressive proactive search and destroy strategy, fails to address or eradicate the underlying conflict. The battle may be won short term, but the war just continues.”

In spite of using the term terrorism, the reaction to systemic aggression often takes a violent response. This is the ultimate break with faith, principles and teachings of all the three eminent monotheistic religions. Warfare over territory is as old as history. Destabilizing Egypt, Libya and now Syria is part of a larger master tactic to isolate Iran as the only remaining obstacle to the greater State of Israel.

U.S. forces under the discredited pretext of weapons of mass destruction falsehoods dismantled Iraq. Co-opting Gaza so that Iran can be leveled from the air means that the jointly developed Israeli/American Iron Dome batteries can be deployed for incoming Iranian missiles after a sneak attack strike.

The article Hamas, Israel and the United States sums up the dangers of American involvement into a blood feud. Dominance of the region and impoverishment of the oil poor inhabitants drive the displacement of Palestinians into ghettos of expedient smart weapon annihilation.

“A regional dispute over land that was stolen with the blessing of Western Democracies is and always has been the nucleus of the eventual holocaust. What Americans are so unwilling to accept is that our own country has no duty or moral imperative to arbitrate between eternal enemies. It is a local conflict that can only destroy our own land by intervening. Making matters much worse are foreign policies that the United States acts as a neutral broker for peace.”

Just who is the rogue state in the Middle East? Israel is no ally. The political reality of domestic politics is hard pressed to poke the Jewish lobby in the eye. Nonetheless, attacking Iran in a joint operation with the IDF is pure madness. The old axis of evil rhetoric has deplorable consequences, when applied with JDAM-equipped bombs guided by a global positioning satellite system.

Hamas does not have clean hands, but when will the American public come to grips with the real reasons for the destruction of our own nation? The Western Democracies capitulated to the Zionists in the theft of Palestinian land. Khazar imposters are not Semite descendants of Abraham. Their own ruling class dupes sincere tribal Jews. Zionism puts them at risk. The “Greater Israel” expansionism is an impediment to any negotiated peace with justice.

How much more blood needs to be shed to admit the obvious? Christian-Zionists bear a heavy responsibility in fostering the Likudnik mindset. Without a moral treatment of all peoples, not all the military weapons on the planet will ever impose peace. The Arab dynasties hardly champion the Palestinian cause. When desperation becomes genetically acceptable, the entire world loses its humanity. In order to eradicate unremitting bombing, the globe needs to face up to real rogue terrorism.

It is the duty of Israeli leaders to explain to public opinion, clearly and courageously, a certain number of facts that are forgotten with time. The first of these is that there is no Zionism, colonialization, or Jewish State without the eviction of the Arabs and the expropriation of their lands.” –  Ariel Sharon


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Infant Mortality Soars In The Gaza Strip After Israeli Blockade

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60% of newborns do not live past four weeks.

If infant mortality is one of the main indicators of the health of a population, the health situation in Gaza seems to have plummeted for the first time in half a century.

UNRWA, the United Nations agency responsible for Palestinian refugees, has found that in 2013 twenty-two of every thousand babies died before they reached their first birthday, compared to 20.2 in 2008.

UN figures reflect a higher health impairment than neonatal mortality of children under four weeks, which increased by 60%, from 12% to 20.3% over the same period.

Israel imposed a blockade on Gaza eight years ago alleging security reasons after the Islamist movement Hamas took power. Egypt has also imposed strict controls on the movement of goods and people along its border.

The director of UNRWA’s health program, Akihiro Seita, said in a statement released by the agency that “progress in terms of infant mortality is generally not experience” and that instead, Palestinians in general and children in particular experience more “setbacks”.

In 1960, when the UN sought his first medical reports on the Strip, the rate of babies who died before their first birthday per thousand births stood at 127 cases.

“An increase like the one registered in Gaza is unprecedented,” says Seita, “and can only be found in African countries that have experienced epidemics of AIDS”.

The UN agency reviewed data with independent sources to make sure there wouldn’t be errors and has commissioned a new study this year to confirm the results.

The health official argues that although it is difficult to determine the causes of the increased mortality of infants, the UN has expressed concern about “the long-term impact of the blockade on health centers and the provision of medicines and medical supplies.”

Data published by United Nations do not include deaths registered in 2014. The armed conflict that took place last summer in Gaza killed more than 2,200 Palestinians, of which about a quarter were children. Only 73 Israelis were killed, most of whom were IDF soldiers who entered Gaza in search for alleged terrorists.

A year later, most of the patients treated by humanitarian organizations such as Doctors Without Borders are children and thousands still need psychological treatment after the impact of the war in the Palestinian coastal villages, where 45% of the population -1.8 million in total- are less than 14 years of age. These particular group of people has suffered three armed conflicts over the past six years.

On the other hand, the UN fears that cutting international donations endangers the resumption of the school year later this month in Gaza, where 225,000 students receive education in UNRWA schools. Those very schools were bombarded by Israel during the 2014 conflict.

The UN agency for children, UNICEF, warned last year about an increase in the rate of school failure in Gaza, where many students are still suffering the consequences of war. The latest Israeli attacks destroyed 18,000 homes and left more than 140,000 people homeless.


Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

Hollow Israeli Government Sorrow Over Palestinian Baby Immolated By Settlers

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Israeli officials throughout its history consistently showed contempt for Palestinian rights – from Ben-Gurion to Allon to Meir to Begin to Rabin to Peres to Sharon to Netanyahu and others, an array of rogue leaders, not a democrat in the bunch.

All believed in affording rights solely to Jews. None supported fundamental fairness. All committed high crimes against defenseless Palestinians – from Ben-Gurion’s Nakba to Netanyahu’s Protective Edge along with decades of racist persecution from 1948 through today – horrific barbarism against an entire population, flagrantly violating international law unaccountably.

Netanyahu’s “shock” over 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsha’s immolation by settlers belies his reign of terror on Palestine, his genocidal Gaza war last summer, his daily persecution of millions of Palestinian victims, his contempt for the rule of law.

IDF spokesman Moti Amoz ludicrously said “I cannot recall such a serious incident in the past few years.”

What about deliberately targeting Gazan civilians during Operation Protective Edge, murdering scores of entire families in cold blood, reducing residential communities to rubble, ordering soldiers to shoot to kill all Palestinians in sight – including women, young children, infants as they slept, the elderly and infirm.

What about attacking refugee camps, UN safe havens, hospitals, schools, mosques, residential homes and numerous other civilian targets unrelated to military necessity.

What about teaching young Jewish children to hate Arabs – manipulating their minds when they’re too young to understand.

What about a nation facing no threats mobilized for war at all times. What about soldiers rampaging daily through Palestinian communities, breaking into homes pre-dawn, terrorizing families, traumatizing children, vandalizing property, making lawless arrests followed by brutal interrogations amounting to torture, then detention without right to counsel or family contacts for days or weeks, including for devastated young children.

What about a racist rogue terror state exceeding South African apartheid viciousness. What about Palestine a virtual free-fire zone – soldiers and other security forces brutalizing and killing with impunity.

Opposition Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog called baby Ali’s immolation “terror of the worst kind.” What about Israeli mass murder last summer for 51 horrifying days, affecting 1.8 million trapped Gazans.

Israel is its own worst enemy. An accompanying article said regular settler crimes are a microcosm of issues of far greater consequence – reflected in daily state sponsored terrorism against millions of defenseless Palestinians.

They’re persecuted, beaten, and murdered for protesting peacefully for rights everyone deserves. They’re targeted for the crime of “fishing.” They’re shot tilling their fields.

Young children are terrorized at home, at play or coming from or going to school. They’re arrested and now face up to 20 years in prison for the crime of stone-throwing. They’re killed or wounded by trigger-happy soldiers with impunity.

International leaders able to intervene responsibly yawn and do nothing – endorsing Israeli atrocities by silence or inaction.

Nations mobilized for war at all times, waging them constantly, persecuting their own people and others, showing contempt for rule of law principles, and serving its privileged few at the expense of all others are doomed to fail.

America and Israel are Exhibits A and B – partners in horrific crimes of war and against humanity. Their day of reckoning awaits.

The late Chalmers Johnson warned about “the sorrows of empire,” a culture of corruption and militarism, endless wars of aggression called humanitarian ones, collapse of constitutional governance, a nation run by criminals posing as democrats, a phony war on terror not ending in our lifetime.

An unavoidable day of reckoning awaits. Nemesis, the goddess of vengeance and punisher of hubris and arrogance in Greek mythology is among us, he said.

She’s unseen, patiently stalking our way of life, awaiting the moment to make her presence known. Johnson compared her to Wagner’s Brunnhilde in Der Ring des Nibelungen.

Unlike Nemesis, she collects heroes, not fools and hypocrites. They both announce their presence the same way: “Only the doomed see” them, unable to escape their sting.


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Many Tears Shed For Cecil, But Who Will Cry For Baby Ali Saad?

The attack was the worst by Israeli assailants since a Palestinian teenager was burned to death in Jerusalem a year ago. (Image credit: REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini)

The attack was the worst by Israeli assailants since a Palestinian teenager was burned to death in Jerusalem a year ago. (Image credit: REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini)

The world has been surprised and shocked by the death of a lion and many people have condemned the man who killed the animal while hunting in Zimbabwe. But not all living beings are the same, it seems, as the murder of a Palestinian baby by Israeli settlers has not seen the same level of outrage.

A Palestinian baby as young as a year and a half was burned in a fire at his home. The murder was perpetrated by Israeli settlers, local media reported.

In the fire, which took place in the town of Duma, near Nablus, seriously injured three other members of his family, including his parents.

“The baby was burned alive, not killed by smoke. It was horrible,” a witness told EFE news agency, detailing that an Israeli settler attacked two Palestinian houses, which resulted in the death of the baby, while his parents and siblings were seriously injured.

“We got a group of about ten neighbors to the house at about two in the morning. The father, mother and child were badly injured. He [the father] begged us to come and help take the baby. We tried, but the smoke made it impossible,” said Dawathe Hatem, a 27 year old resident of Duma.

The baby was later taken to his grandfather’s house, 20 minutes from the burning house to say goodbye to him, and when they finished the noon prayers, he was buried.

“Baby Ali died he burnt alive, not by smoke. And his father Taed Dawabsha, 32, is in a very bad situation, with 80 percent of the body burned,” he said, noting that he has been transferred to Israel’s Soroka hospital.

The mother, Rihan, 27, and her son Ahmad, 4, also entered the hospital in serious condition.

“Ahmad has his legs burned and it seems they may have to amputate,” recounts Dawathe.

A half hour after the attack dozens of neighbors came to the place, together with Palestinian police and members of the Israeli army.

According to the neighbor, the village had previously been in trouble with the settlers from nearby settlements. They had cut trees or attacked property, but “had never done anything like killing anyone, burning a house with people inside. This is inexplicable “.

People in Duma, “are very, very angry, but do not think anything will happen, because this is an isolated village, no a military checkpoints.”

Pain and anger in the community

The anger and pain spread today in Palestine after the murder of baby Ali in an attack that has been identified as caused by an extremist settler in the northern West Bank.

“They killed my neighbors. I do not rule out a third intifada,” said Afsha Dawabsha, a man who lives also lives in Duma. Him along with fifty women concentrated near the burned house of the victims to cry them and show their support.

“We are not aggressive but look what these settlers have done,” he complained.

Five hundred men from the small town of three thousand people attended the prayer carried out at the mosque at noon, before participating in Ali’s funeral. Ali’s grandfather’s house was surrounded by hundreds of people.

“The whole village awoke to the screams, people are extremely sad and angry,” said Yaser Dawabshe, who woke up and ran to the house, but when he got there “the baby was dead”.

“All I could do to help was to disconnect the gas. The house was totally burned,” he said.

Residents of this small village near Nablus are greatly demoralized and angered by the fact that the Israeli authorities “do nothing to control the settlers who attack the houses, kill sheep and now kill children” one local resident said.

Palestinian Authority will take murder of baby to International Criminal Court

The murder case of Ali will be taken before the International Criminal Court (ICC), said a Palestinian official who asked not to be identified.

“This case is going to be taken before the Court. This morning I met the Palestinian emergency legal team to see what steps we need to take in international courts,” the source said.

According to him, the case “may fall under more than one category of crimes that the court can consider. If it is confirmed to be related to the guaranteed impunity by Israeli settlers, it can be considered a war crime or a crime against humanity “.

“All the facts of the case and the results of the investigation will be surrendered to the ICC,” he added.

Xavier Abu Eid, a spokesman for the Organization for the Liberation of Palestine (PLO), told EFE that “the Palestinians need justice.”

“These attacks happen because of the impunity that Israel guarantees settlers. We do not believe in Israeli condemnation, they are responsible for what happens,” he said.

“If these settlers are there it is because of a policy decision of Israel. They are protected by Israel. Israel cannot act surprised to crimes committed by a culture of hatred that they have implemented,” he added.

Israel has ordered to keep secret any information relating to the investigation.

The secretary general of the Organization for the Liberation of Palestine (PLO) and Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat blamed the Israeli government today for the attack that resulted in the death of baby Ali.

“We consider the Israeli Government fully responsible for the brutal murder of baby Ali Saad Dawabsha and the burns suffered by his mother and sister. This is a direct result of decades of impunity that the Israeli government has given the terrorist settlers,” he denounced in a statement.

International Condemnation

The German government harshly condemned the arson attack allegedly committed by a Jewish settler against two houses of Palestinian families in the occupied West Bank, while hailed Israel’s determination to do justice and to respond to the aggression.

The “brutality” of the attack is “shocking,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement today after the attack.

The Department of Foreign Affairs expresses its condolences to the family, praises the expressed condemnation for the attack by the Government of Israel and stresses that it needs to be given the “highest priority” to prosecute those responsible.

The German government referred to the reaction of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Nentanyahu, who harshly condemned the attack.

It was a matter of time

“A burnt child was only a matter of time in view of the policy of not enforcing the law on violent settlers”, said the Israeli NGO Betselem, that works for human rights and against Israeli settlement in the occupied Palestinian territories.

“The killing this morning of baby Ali Saad and the serious injuries to his parents, Taeb and Rihan, and his brother Ahmad, was due to “the policy of the authorities of not applying Israeli law on those who harm Palestinians and their properties. This policy creates impunity for crimes of hatred and encourages attackers to continue them, bringing the horrible outcome of this morning,” said the NGO in a statement.

According to Betselem, in the past three years, Israeli civilians set fire to nine Palestinian homes in occupied West Bank and threw a Molotov cocktail at a Palestinian taxi, igniting and causing serious injury to the family going inside. Israeli Security forces have not attributed any fault to anyone for those attacks.

“In recent years, Israeli civilians have set fire to dozens of homes, mosques, businesses, crops and Palestinian vehicles in the West Bank. The vast majority of these cases were never solved, and in many of them, the police did not even bother to take measures or to investigate the attacks,” denounced the NGO.


Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

Suddenly Israel Wants Peace Talks

Suddenly Israel Wants Peace Talks

UN Unanimously Ratifies Iran Nuclear Deal and the US Congress needs to review it and approve it.

The highest decision making body of the United Nations unanimously adopted on Monday a resolution that will allow the entry into force within 90 days of the recent agreement between Iran and five other western nations, including China, the US, France, Britain, Russia and Germany.

According to the text, seven UN resolutions on Iran -and with them many sanctions- will cease to be effective as soon as the International Atomic Energy Agency verifies that the country has met certain essential conditions included in the agreement.

Among other things, Iran must dismantle in the coming weeks two thirds of its centrifuges and reduce its enriched uranium reserves, about 12,000 kilos to 300 kilos.

According to the terms negotiated, Tehran will dispose of nuclear material which is estimated to be “enough to produce about ten atomic bombs” according to the US ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power.

After checking those first steps, most of the sanctions imposed on Iran in the last few years will disappear.

However, some measures against Iran will remain in force, including the arms embargo, which will be kept for five years, and the import ban on compounds for ballistic missiles, which will last eight more years. In addition, the Security Council established a new mechanism for placing sanctions back if Tehran violates the pact.

According to the text, if the Board receives a complaint of non-compliance, sanctions will be reapplied within 30 days, unless the highest body of the UN votes a resolution that says otherwise. The system prevents that no country uses its veto power to prevent the reintroduction of punishments.

Pressure on the US Congress

Monday’s approval was taken for granted, but the ways and times of the vote have bothered some members of the United States Congress. Both Republicans and Democrats who do not support the nuclear agreement complained that the UN vote should have taken place after the US Congress could vote it or reject it.

The argument was that the adoption by the UN put pressure on the US Congress to decide whether President Barack Obama can lift the sanctions on Iran.

The Obama administration has tried to mediate in this clash of legitimacies between the Council of the UN in New York and Congress in Washington.

Lawmakers have 60 days from Monday to review the agreement, although the Vienna document will not take effect until 90 days after the UN vote. That month margin was a demand for US negotiators to meet with Congress, explained on Sunday the US Secretary of State, John Kerry.

Asked about the Council vote, Obama said on Monday that Congress should trust and “pay attention” to the “broad consensus” of the international community and that of experts.

On Sunday, in an interview with ABC, Kerry argued that, despite the UN vote, lawmakers have broad ability to analyze the agreement. The veteran former senator considered “presumptuous” to think that the other signatory countries -Germany, France, Britain, Russia and China- have anything to tell the US Congress regarding how to vote.

Republican Senator and presidential candidate Marco Rubio criticized on Monday that US security was “outsourced” to the UN and that Obama looked for the “seal of approval from Russia and China to agree before members of the Administration could explain the agreement to Congress “.

New Peace Talks

While most of the international community is backing up the nuclear agreement with Iran, Israel is supposedly carrying out efforts to restart peace negotiations with the Palestinians. That is what the Minister of Interior of Israel, Silvan Shalom, said on Monday.

“We would like to resume talks immediately and unconditionally,” said the minister during a meeting with a group of journalists, in which he said that “there have been some recent efforts”, though he declined to elaborate.

The last negotiation process between Israelis and Palestinians sponsored by Washington ended without results in April 2014.

Shalom’s statement coincided with a visit to Israel by US Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter, who also defended the Iranian nuclear agreement.

“We are trying to see how to proceed,” said Shalom, after mentioning that the Palestinians are demanding what he called “goodwill gestures”. He then criticized the Palestinians for conducting “unilateral acts” like going to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to denounce Israeli actions.

Peace negotiations were largely derailed by Israel’s refusal to halt construction in Jewish settlements and since then, the Palestinian leadership has signed accession treaties to dozens of international agencies, including the ICC, seeking international recognition and the judgement of Israeli military operations which are considered by many crimes of war.


Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

Israel Approves 20 Year Prison Terms For Stone Throwers

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The Israeli Knesset has overwhelmingly passed a new law that radically toughens punishments for people who throw stones – a tactic that is predominantly used by Palestinian protesters.

Sixty-nine deputies voted for the bill, which was approved in the second and third reading, following hours of heated debate on Monday night, with 17 parliamentarians opposing it, the majority of whom were Muslim.

“Tolerance toward terrorists ends today. A stone-thrower is a terrorist and only a fitting punishment can serve as a deterrent and just punishment,”said the architect of the new legislation, Israel’s Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, who is a member of the ultra-Zionist and religious Jewish Home party.

Shaked, Israel's new Justice Minister, attends a ceremony at the Justice Ministry in Jerusalem

The law prescribes a sentence of 10 years if prosecutors are unable to prove harmful intent from the stone thrower, and 20 years, if it is clear that the attacker desired to cause bodily harm. Additionally, jail terms of up to five years will be handed down to those who “obstruct”police activity by throwing stones, and target law enforcement vehicles. It will only be effective within Israel’s official borders, and not in the occupied territories.

About 1,000 people are charged with stone-throwing by Israeli courts every year, with most facing punishments of between several months and two years. Shaked said the sentences were “very soft”and argued that the previous legislation placed the onus on the prosecutors to prove intent.

“Anyone who throws stones at cars or people has to assume someone will get hurt,”she previously explained, when giving a rationale for the new legislation, which was initially proposed by her predecessor Tzipi Livni last year.

The bloc of Arab MPs was incensed by the new law.

“Imagine bringing before a truly just judge the stone thrower as well as those responsible for him throwing the stones. Who would the judge put in jail? The one destroying the stone thrower’s home, expropriating lands, killing his brother, or the boy who threw a stone?”said Jamal Zahalka from the Arab Joint List, The Times of Israel reported.

Palestinians hurl stones during clashes with Israeli police during clashes in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Wadi Joz

“You are picking on the person who responded to the major injustices – such hypocrisy. Those who demolish homes receive medals, but the boy who’s anger is justified is imposed with punishments. There is no justice in this law.”

Fellow Arab deputy Ahmad Tibi argued that the law was more likely to be applied to Palestinians than Israelis. Tibi also noted that Palestinian demonstrators were already vulnerable to disproportionate use of force from the authorities, which regularly open fire with live ammo at heated demonstrations.

“Every single one of you knows that the punishment of a Palestinian, even if he throws a non-lethal stone, is a death sentence,”said Tibi.

The law has been described “racist”by Qadura Fares, head of the Palestinian Prisoner Club, an organization providing assistance to Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

“This law is hateful and contradicts the most basic rule that the punishment fit the offense,” Fares said, as cited by Reuters.

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Over the past decades, stone-throwing has become an iconic form of resistance and protest by Palestinians, with clashes between the IDF and stone-throwing youth in West Bank and east Jerusalem often making the headlines.

Rock-throwing also regularly occurs alongside West Bank roads. Israeli settlers in the disputed region have also used the tactic in their own clashes with the IDF. Three Israeli citizens, including a baby, have been killed by pelted rocks since 2011 in the West Bank.

Source: RT

Discovered: The Reason Why The Blood Moons Are Here? (VIDEO)

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By now many of you are aware of the “heavenly sign” known as the Blood Moon Tetrad. If not, the Blood Moon Tetrad is a series of four consecutive lunar eclipses (blood colored moons) coinciding on Jewish Holidays with six full moons in between. They began April 2014 and end September 28, 2015. Many biblical scholars believe that Acts 2:20 reveals this is one of the signs that will happen “before the great and noble coming of the Lord.”

Much speculation has risen as to why these blood moons have arrived, and history tells us that each time a blood moon tetrad has arrived a major event transpired either a year or two after or before a Tetrad.  With this in mind I believe I might have uncovered the reason why they have arrived in our generation.

Obama, the United Nations, and the Vatican are all planning on forcing Israel to agree to their terms sometime this year, or else go to war. There are two critical treaties that are being tabled for Israel at this very moment. Obama has one and the United Nation has one as well, which both fit perfectly together. Once you hear the link between these two treaties, you’ll be floored by where we are really headed. We could be looking at the reason the blood moons have arrived! Please don’t miss this breaking prophetic report…

Check Out The Sources:

Obama Warns Putin “Israel Is Next”: http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1890.htm

EU Times: http://www.eutimes.net/2015/07/obama-warns-putin-israel-is-next-after-historic-iran-nuke-agreement/

Iran Nuke Deal: https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.documentcloud.org/documents/2165399/full-text-of-the-iran-nuclear-deal.pdf

Nuke Deal Breakdown: https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/parametersforajointcomprehenisveplanofaction.pdf

UN: http://beforeitsnews.com/prophecy/2015/07/another-critical-event-coming-in-september-one-youve-not-heard-before-that-will-impact-you-greatly-2471016.html

NPT: http://www.un.org/disarmament/WMD/Nuclear/NPT.shtml


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Israel Detonates Dirty Bombs Near Palestinian Bedouin Communities

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Dirty bombs are radiological weapons combining radioactive material with conventional explosives. On detonation, they contaminate the affected area. The US Energy Department says radiation exposure is “fairly high” but not fatal.

Nuclear expert Helen Caldicott explains no amount of radiation is safe and amounts exposed to are cumulative. Cell mutations result causing cancer and other diseases.

The difference between dirty bombs and nuclear ones is latter ones are hugely destructive and kill large numbers of people instantly.

The harmful effects of dirty ones take time to develop making it easy to attribute later illnesses and deaths to other causes.

Haaretz then other Israeli media reported IDF-conducted dirty bomb tests in the Negev desert to test their impact. Possible harmful effects on nearby Bedouin Arab communities weren’t mentioned.

The Negev is home to about 200,000 Bedouins. Communities close to where detonations occurred were subjected to low-level radiation exposure leaving them vulnerable to later diseases and possible death.

Tests conducted followed a similar so-called “Green Field” project at Israel’s Dimona nuclear reactor – used to produce nuclear weapons.

The whole world knows what Israel won’t officially acknowledge. Recent Israeli dirty bomb tests involved 19 open-air detonations and one at a closed facility.

They tested 250 grams to 25 kilograms of explosives mixed with radioactive material called 99mTc (trade name Cartiolite), used for medical imaging.

Drones were used to measure radiation. Sensors measured blast impacts. Haaretz said tests followed public concern over possible radiological attacks. The IDF Home Front Command web site explains how to react if one occurs.

Israeli tests showed high-level radiation amounts at the center of explosions. Winds dispersed lesser amounts of radiological contamination over a wider area.

A code-named “Red House” test examined the effect of an undetonated dirty bomb found in a public area. Israel’s Homefront Command Site understates the dangers of dirty bomb detonations.

It claims it’s “hard to design a radiological bomb that will create so great an exposure to radiation that it will cause immediate harm to health, or even death, to a large number of people.”

It ignores the potentially serious longterm effects. It bears repeating. No amount of radiation is safe. Cumulative exposure risks cancer and other diseases.

Israeli researchers quoted said tests were for defensive purposes only. They claimed the main danger from dirty bomb detonations is psychological.

The report made no mention of Israel’s unacknowledged nuclear weapons program and whatever tests are conducted to upgrade it.


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Shimon Peres Summons Netanyahu To Decide On Two-State Solution

Shimon Peres and Netanyahu

Former Israeli president, Shimon Peres, urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to clarify whether he is in favor or against a two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Peace negotiations can be resumed at any time, as Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas has said he is ready to go back to the negotiating table. The same has been said by Netanyahu.

Peres elaborated on his message to Netanyahu: “the Prime Minister should clarify whether Israel is in favor of the two-state solution.”

As keynote speaker for a panel that discussed the political situation in the Middle East, Peres said that “one-state solution will not be a binational state, but that only an Arab state could spell the end of the Jewish democratic state. He added that a withdrawal from a two-state solution will result in the end of the Jewish state.”

Questioned about his views on the absence of the appointment of a head of Israeli diplomacy, Peres, who has acted as Foreign Minister in previous years said that he was concerned.

“What especially worries me is not that there is no foreign minister, but that there is no foreign policy. It can not be that there is a state without a foreign policy clear and precise” he argued before underlining that the current Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel ”is opposed to the two-state solution.”

Summing up the long passage of two decades of negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, Peres revealed that “talking to Arafat was much more difficult than talking with Abu Mazen, but never gave up.”

He insisted that any process of dialogue should be started unconditionally by both parties.

“There can not be conditions for resuming negotiations, I have met many Arab leaders and the most comfortable of all to negotiate is Abu Mazen. We can not give up,” he added.

Moreover, Peres advocated a regional approach to resolving the conflict on the grounds that “it would help leaders who can make decisions even if those decisions are heavily criticized.”

The Israeli politician of 91 years of age was in opposition to the campaigns to boycott Israel and said that to alleviate this growing phenomenon new negotiations would need to “initiate without conditions.”


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Endless Nakba

 

Palestinian elderly overlooking a Palestinian refugee camp during the initial catastrophe (Nakba) in 1948.

Palestinian elderly overlooking a Palestinian refugee camp during the initial catastrophe (Nakba) in 1948.

Palestinians are as powerless as Jews were in Nazi Germany. They’re denied fundamental rights everyone deserves.

They face daily persecution, collective punishment, extrajudicial viciousness, economic strangulation and endless ethnic cleansing.

Israel calls legitimate resistance and self-defense terrorism. Endless Nakba marks daily life in Palestine – Israel high crimes committed with impunity.

Millions of Palestinians suffer at the hands of a ruthless regime ignoring their fundamental rights.

The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council highlighted “the 67th year of forced displacement from, and within, (Palestinians’) ancestral homeland.”

Israel continues committing grave breaches of international law – often with rubber-stamp judicial authorization.

On May 5, Israel’s High Court ruled an estimated 700 Umm al-Hiran village Israeli citizens can be forcibly displaced for exclusive Jewish development.

According to Justice Elyakim Rubinstein:

“The state is the owner of the lands in dispute, which were registered in its name in the framework of the arrangement process; the residents have acquired no rights to the land but have settled them (without any authorization).”

False! Displaced residents were transferred to the village by Israeli military decree in 1956. It’s been their legal home for almost 60 years.

They petitioned against eviction in November 2013. They argued forced displacement for exclusive Jewish development violates their fundamental rights.

Adalah Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, coordinator Amjad Iraqi called the ruling the first High Court one authorizing exclusive Jewish development at the expense of Arab citizens.

It signifies Israel can forcibly displace Arab citizens from all villages it wishes to make way for Jewish development.

In other words, Muslim Israeli citizens have no rights whatever. Israel can discriminate against them ruthlessly.

“(T)housands of Bedouin citizens are now in even greater danger of imminent displacement with Israeli law turned even further against them,” Iraqi explained.

Evicting Bedouin citizens is part of a greater longstanding Israeli ethnic cleansing program – ongoing since 1948 to make Israel and Occupied Palestine as exclusively Jewish as possible.

About 1.7 million Palestinians are Israeli citizens. They’re treated like fifth column threats.

Dozens of discriminatory laws oppress them. Tens of thousands of Bedouin citizens live in so-called unrecognized villages.

They’re denied electricity, water, education, healthcare and other basic services. They endure home demolitions, forced displacements and Israeli security force violence.

Adalah launched a Save Umm al-Hiran campaign “to raise awareness of the village’s struggle and demand cancellation of the residents’ eviction.”

It urges others to join their action for justice. Adalah attorney Myssana Morany expressed outrage against a blatantly discriminatory Israeli Supreme Court decision benefitting Jews at the expense of Arab citizens deserving equal rights.

Its ruling “contradicts the essence of the rule of law, since it is the obligation of an administrative authority to strive for equality, not just in its meaning as relating to all as equals, but also in terms of relating to different people differently,” she said.

“(T)he court refused to see the human, social, historical and political aspects and ignored the state’s responsibility for the situation it created. Instead, it took advantage of the legal opportunity to remove the residents.”
 
“The Attorney General too, in his refusal to find an overall solution to the problem of construction without permit, defends the rule of law in only its formal aspect, while ignoring the years-long institutionalized policy that created the serious shortage of housing in Arab society.”

Longstanding Israeli policy is ruthlessly discriminatory. Arab citizens and occupied Palestinians are denied fundamental rights afforded solely to Jews.

Don’t expect Israel’s new harder than ever hardline regime to change things. Expect greater than ever Palestinian pain, suffering and misery.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.