A Stand For Justice
Some links are from 2009
US congressmen fighting for Gaza
Palestinian official: Israel razed 150 Arab homes in West Bank
Atef Hanini, a local Palestinian official, disputed the Israeli justification and said the Palestinian farming community had lived in the area of Tana, east of Nablus, for decades.
Graham: U.S. may have to use military action against Iran
Israel, which Iran’s leaders have threatened to destroy, must weigh its options, Graham said, but it does not have the capabilities.
“Israel attacking Iran is a nightmare,” Graham said.
The U.S. may have to act militarily, he said, if other methods fail. What Graham is saying is that since Israel cannot attack Iran, the US must.
Palestinians fake cancer to flee blockaded Gaza
World Aid Agencies Appeal to Israel to Unlock Gaza
US Tells Israel Iran Has Eight Weeks
Amnesty - Israel's Gaza blockade continues to suffocate daily life Amnesty International
“The blockade constitutes collective punishment under international law and must be lifted immediately.”
Amnesty: Israel withholds water from Palestinians
Amnesty International is accusing Israel of pumping disproportionate amounts of drinking water from an aquifer it controls in the West Bank, depriving local Palestinians of their fair share.
Analysis Iran looms over Obama Mideast peace bid
Israel wants to see the Iranian threat dealt with before pursuing peace deals with the Arabs.
Israel harvested organs in '90s without permission
50 Palestinians evicted from their Jerusalem homes
UN vote sends Gaza war report to Security Council
UN rights council endorses Gaza war crimes report
Gulf war jitters
Gulf Cooperation Council members -- Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman -- are getting ready for what many now assume will be retaliation from Iran following Israeli bombing of Iran's nuclear facilities later this year. Up and down the Persian Gulf, Patriot missile batteries have been quietly deployed around key oil installations.
Scientist appears in court in secrets case
A scientist who allegedly tried to sell classified secrets to Israel had worked on the U.S. government's Star Wars missile shield program, and the Justice Department declared Tuesday that he had tried to share some of the nation's most guarded secrets.
World Has Betrayed Gaza Civilians Rights Groups
The world has "betrayed" civilians in the Gaza Strip by failing to end a blockade of the Hamas-run enclave, 16 rights groups, including Amnesty International and Oxfam, said Tuesday.
Palestinians say hopes in Obama 'evaporated'
The Palestinian president's political party says all hopes in the Obama administration have "evaporated," accusing the White House of caving in to pressure from the pro-Israel lobby and backing off a demand to freeze Jewish settlement
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/10/11/international/i062802D49.DTL#ixzz0eEoV6HI8
Gazans welcome UN war crimes report
The report echoed findings in a string of human rights reports released in recent months, but it could carry more weight, both because it was authored by a widely respected former war crimes prosecutor, Richard Goldstone, and because at least in theory it opens the way to charges against Israel before the International Criminal Court
Israel authorizes new settler homes in West Bank
Palestinians, allies reopen Gaza war crimes debate
Hamas crushes challenge by al-Qaida-inspired group
The leader of an al-Qaida-inspired group in the Gaza Strip blew himself up during a shootout Saturday with Hamas security forces, ending hours of violence sparked by a rebellious sermon at a mosque near the Egyptian border.
Palestinians to seek UN endorsement of statehood
Palestinian officials said Sunday they are preparing to ask the United Nations to endorse an independent state without Israel's consent because they are losing hope they can achieve their aspirations through peace talks.
U.S. Intelligence Found Iran Nuke Document Was Forged
Philip Giraldi, who was a CIA counterterrorism official from 1976 to 1992, told IPS that intelligence sources say that the United States had nothing to do with forging the document, and that Israel is the primary suspect. The sources do not rule out a British role in the fabrication, however.
Palestinians want urgent UN debate on Goldstone Gaza report
Palestinian diplomats in Geneva said Friday they are pushing to bring forward a United Nations Human Rights Council debate on alleged war crimes committed by Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in Gaza earlier this year
Iran's leader predicts Israel's destruction
The all-powerful Iranian leader also said that Israel's continued "pressure to erase Palestine from the world of Islamic nations" will fail
FBI Alleged spy wannabe asked for Israeli citizenship
An FBI agent posing as a Mossad agent contacted Nozette in September. In conversations transcribed in the complaint, Nozette says he is surprised that Israel did not approach him to spy sooner and asks for an Israeli passport, saying he is entitled to Israeli citizenship because his parents are Jewish. He allegedly told the FBI agent that he had top security clearance until 2006 and could remember details that would be of use to Israel.
Israel angers U.S. by approving new West Bank homes
Gibbs also said the United States objected to continued evictions and demolitions of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem.
Israel arrests Palestinian barrier protest leader
Since 2005, demonstrators led by Abu Rahmeh have marched every Friday from the West Bank village of Bilin to the nearby separation barrier that slices off 60 percent of the village land. Their acts of protest, which have also included chaining themselves to trees, have won praise from Jimmy Carter and Desmond Tutu and support among Israeli peace activists.
Gaza's Christians look to tunnels for scant holiday cheer
"Some of these gifts came from Egypt through the tunnels because the crossings were closed," Emad Barakat, a Gaza City gift shop owner said, pointing to rows of chocolate Santas. "They've been selling well."
Israel on edge as US presses to halt settlements
U.S. Rebukes Israel Over Settlement Plan
Israel says still has military option on Iran
A Kremlin transcript of an interview Medvedev gave to CNN last Tuesday quoted him as saying that an attack on Iran would lead to "a humanitarian disaster" and risk provoking retaliation against Israel that would also affect other nations.
Israel Says Iran Can Build Nuclear Bomb by 2011
Israel rejects US call to halt Jerusalem project
Israeli officials said the country's ambassador to Washington, Michael Oren, was summoned to the State Department over the weekend and told that a project made up of 20 apartments developed by an American millionaire should not go ahead.
Israeli study Civilians majority of Gaza war dead
Well over half of nearly 1,400 Palestinians killed in Israel's Gaza war were civilians, including 252 children younger than 16, a leading Israeli human rights groups said Wednesday, challenging Israel's claim that most of the dead were militants.
Israel rejects bill allocating equal land to Jews and Arabs
"Since the foundation of the state, the Israel Lands Administration is solely used as Jewish land administration. The director of the Israel Lands Administration has used all the tactics, with the help of the Jewish Agency, to allocate state land only to Jews. Despite the bitter attempt over the decades, not even one Arab town has been established since the state's foundation. Therefore a bill must be passed which stipulates that the Israel Lands Administration will serve all the state's citizens without discrimination on religion or nationality, and will promise an equal allocation of land to better the Arab population of Israel."
Jerusalem Poses New Crisis for Obama As Tensions Rise
Spurred by the Obama Administration's efforts to revive final-status negotiations and emboldened by its successful rebuff of Washington's demand for a settlement freeze, Israel has moved to consolidate its control of occupied East Jerusalem by demolishing Palestinian homes and expanding Israeli construction there.
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1932781,00.html#ixzz0eEddTAus
Netanyahu To Obama Stop Iran, Or I Will
The American president, he said, must stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons--and quickly--or an imperiled Israel may be forced to attack Iran's nuclear facilities itself.
Israel on Iran Anything it takes to stop nukes
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates reassured Israel that the new Obama administration was not naive about Iran's intentions, and that Washington would press for new, tougher sanctions against the Iranians if they balk.
British court issued Gaza arrest warrant for former Israeli minister Tzipi Livni
Livni, head of the opposition Kadima party, played a key role in decisions made before and during the three-week offensive. Palestinian officials and an Israeli human rights organisation say about 1,400 people, mostly civilians, were killed in the Gaza offensive.
Accepting Various Truths
Michael Scheuer, a former CIA specialist on the al-Qaida terrorists, complained on C-SPAN recently that any debate about American support for Israel is "normally squelched." "For anyone to say our support for Israel doesn't hurt us is to just defy reality," he added. Another former CIA analyst, Ray McGovern, says the 9/11 Commission report noted that Khalid Sheikh -- the mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks -- cited his violent disagreement with U.S. support for Israel as the motivating dynamic behind the attacks.
U.S.-Israeli Arms Cooperation Quietly Growing
Eyeing Iran, Israel tests missile defenses with U.S.
Israel and the United States launched a major air defense drill Wednesday as part of what Israeli public radio called preparation for a faceoff with Iran. Whose war is this?
Netanyahu says all Jerusalem to remain Israeli
Israel cuts 1948 'catastrophe' from Arabic texts
Netanyahu Israel will never share Jerusalem with Palestinians
New Israeli demand complicates US peace mission
Washington's Middle East envoy faced a new obstacle Thursday as he launched his latest attempt to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks: Israel wants to keep troops on the West Bank's border with Jordan even if a deal is reached.
Obama approves aid to Israel, PA
US President Barack Obama this week signed the 2010 foreign aid budget law which includes $2.775 billion in security aid to Israel. This is the second year the budget is transferred to the Jewish state as part of understandings that the American assistance to Israel in the coming decade will total $30 billion.
Obama Urges Halt to 'Drift' in Mideast Peace Talks
Israel rejected blunt U.S. requests to freeze Jewish settlement construction in the West Bank
Bin Laden Attacks on U.S. to go on as long as it supports Israel
A purported audio tape of Osama bin Laden aired on Al Jazeera television claimed responsibility for a Dec. 25 attempted bombing of a U.S.-bound plane, and vowed to continue attacks on the United States, as long as it supports Israel. The irony here is that the US media failed to mention Israel in its headlines for this story - but the Israeli news source Haaretz here DID headline it. Americans are being deceived (by our own media, as one example) as to the true reasons for the bullseye on our country.
White House Israeli housing plans dismaying
War crimes fears force Israelis to cancel UK trip
More than 1,400 Palestinians, including hundreds of civilians, were killed in the three-week offensive, which was launched to quash years of rocket attacks on southern Israel. Thirteen Israelis were also killed. A U.N. investigation has accused both Israel and Hamas militants of committing war crimes during the fighting
U.S. Counters Israeli Claim Iran Nuclear Facility Bomb-proof
A top U.S. commander on Sunday countered Israeli claims that Iran had constructed its nuclear facilities to be resistant to attack.
Showdown looms over West Bank construction curb
Extremists have taken to attacking Palestinians each time the government acts against settlers in a strategy known as the "price tag." That phrase was scrawled on the wall of a Palestinian mosque not far from Elon Moreh that was attacked by vandals who burned prayer carpets and holy books on Friday, the Muslim day of rest.
US to give $37.5 million for Arrow-3 missile program
US Ships Arrive in Israel for Joint Drill
The arrival of the ships began a day before Defense Minister Ehud Barak was scheduled to fly to Washington for talks with his American counterpart, Robert Gates. Defense officials said that their talks would focus on the Iranian threat, Israeli-US defense cooperation as well as the role Israel will play in the new American missile defense shield announced last week.
Iran nuclear leaks 'linked to Israel'
That false and misleading charge from an intelligence official of a foreign country, who was not identified but was clearly Israeli, reinforces two of Israel's key themes on Iran - that the 2007 US National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran is wrong, and that Tehran is poised to build nuclear weapons as soon as possible
U.S. To Store $800 Mil in Emergency Gear in Israel
The deal allows Israel access to a wider spectrum of military ordnance, and the U.S. official said his government was considering which forms of military supplies would be added to stores in Israel. Missiles, armored vehicles, aerial ammunition and artillery ordnance are already stockpiled in the country. The agreement is expected to aid Israel in its effort to bolster its weapons stockpiles for use in an emergency. While our men go without necessary equipment in Afghanistan and Iraq, we are instead giving the state of the art equipment to Israel 'in case of emergency'. Courtesy of the Israeli lobby.
Egypt starts building steel wall on Gaza Strip border
The Egyptians are being helped by American army engineers, who the BBC understands have designed the wall.
The plan has been shrouded in secrecy, with no comment or confirmation from the Egyptian government.
Senators McCain, Lieberman downplay Mitchell's threat
Mitchell can threaten Jerusalem, but there will be others ready to defend Israel in Washington: Four senior US senators visiting Israel said Sunday that they oppose attempts to apply pressure on Israel by freezing aid. The senators, including former Republican presidential candidate John McCain, emphasized that they would not allow the US government to authorize such a proposal.
Bin Laden reportedly calls Obama 'powerless'
The purpose of his address Sunday, bin Laden said in the SITE translation, is "to remind you of the causes" of Sept. 11, chiefly "your support to your Israeli allies who occupy our land of Palestine."
US raps Israel over limit on Palestinian-Americans
US harshly rebukes Israel on settlement plans
UN warns 250,000 Palestinians 'vulnerable' to settler violence
Carter says Israel must stop building settlements
Israel must stop building settlements in the Palestinian territories if peace is ever to be achieved in the Middle East, former President Jimmy Carter said Monday night as he received an award at a Virginia university for his humanitarian efforts
CIA Working with Palestinian Security Agents
US agency co-operating with Palestinian counterparts who allegedly torture Hamas supporters in West Bank
Clinton US wants Israel settlement halt 'forever'
Diplomats Palestinians drop Gaza resolution
The Palestinian Authority, under heavy pressure from the United States, has withdrawn its support for a U.N. Human Rights Council resolution on alleged war crimes in Gaza,
US sees Iran edging closer to nuclear arms knowhow
U.S. funds for Israeli settlements
But critics of Israeli settlements question why American taxpayers are supporting indirectly, through the exempt contributions, a process that the government condemns. A search of IRS records identified 28 U.S. charitable groups that made $33.4 million in tax-exempt contributions to settlements and related organizations between 2004 and 2007. Actually, to fund these settlements is to fund war crimes since the settlements themselves are a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention (article 49).
Pity for a Constitution Stomper
Congresswoman Jane Harman is indignant. A National Security Agency wiretap reportedly picked up her conversation seeking favors from a suspected Israeli agent in return for Harman lobbying the Justice Department to drop the lawsuit against AIPAC’s former top officials.
'U.S. furious over Israeli incitement against Obama'
The source, who met in Washington with administration officials and members of Congress, told Haaretz he was stunned by the level of anger there over attempts to portray Obama to the American public as an enemy of Israel because of his efforts to restart peace talks and freeze settlement construction.
Making Jane Go Away by Philip Giraldi
The Israeli on the phone was committing espionage against the United States by trying to influence the actions of a government official and Harman was committing a number of possible crimes by agreeing to cooperate in return for her own personal advancement.......why isn’t the MSM interested in aggressively pursuing this story?
Because it's about Israel
Why They Are At War With Us by Patrick J. Buchanan
First, the U.S. military presence on the sacred soil of Saudi Arabia. Second, U.S. sanctions causing terrible suffering among the Iraqi people. Third, U.S. support for Israel’s dispossession of the Palestinians.
U.N. commission accuses Israel, Hamas of Gaza war crimes
Telling Israel No by Patrick J. Buchanan
an Israeli strike on Iran, which Joe Biden foolishly said was Israel’s call, would drag this country into a third war in the Middle East and destroy a policy that is visibly succeeding.
Black Propaganda Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Iran
In sum, the conclusion among Israelis is that the Obama administration won't lift a finger to stop Iran, much less will the "international community." So Israel has pursued a different strategy, in effect seeking to goad the U.S. into stopping, or at least delaying, an Israeli attack by imposing stiff sanctions and perhaps even launching military strikes of its own.
War on the Internet by Philip Giraldi
An Israeli peace activist publication called “Occupation Magazine” has printed an article called “The Foreign Ministry presents: talkbackers in the service of the state.” It starts “After they became an inseparable part of the service provided by public-relations companies and advertising agencies, paid Internet talkbackers are being mobilized in the service in the service of the State. The Foreign Ministry is in the process of setting up a team of students and demobilized soldiers who will work around the clock writing pro-Israeli responses on Internet websites all over the world, and on services like Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. The Foreign Ministry’s department for the explanation of Israeli policy is running the project, and it will be an integral part of it.
Work begins on first planned Palestinian city
And It’s Not Only Sibel Edmonds Who Says So by Philip Giraldi
John M. Cole, a former FBI Counterintelligence and Counterespionage Manager, has publicly confirmed the FBI’s decade long investigation of the former State Department Official Marc Grossman. Cole worked for 18 years in the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division. According to Cole, as in over one hundred cases involving Israeli espionage activities directed against the US government, the Grossman case was covered up and buried despite mountains of evidence that was collected.
U.S. Jew indicted as possible Israel spy
The FBI searched Nozette's home and computer and found additional proof of his connection to Israel. He visited here several times, but did not report this - as is required by his high security clearance
Israel: Turkey calls off joint air force drill
Turkey has canceled an annual multinational air force drill including the U.S. and NATO because it opposed Israeli participation, the Israeli military said Sunday, in a sign of further deterioration in relations between the two countries.
Israel to build 2 fences on porous Egyption border
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the structure would help preserve Israel's Jewish majority.....the massive influx of African migrants into Israel in recent years has given the project added momentum. U.N. officials and human rights workers estimate some 17,000 to 19,000 people have poured into Israel through the southern border since 2005, most of them from Eritrea, Sudan and other war-torn African countries, searching for a better life in Israel's relatively affluent Western-style society.
Israel rejects U.N. assembly vote on Gaza war
Goldstone's report blasted both sides in the conflict but was harsher toward Israel which refused to cooperate with the judge's investigation.
Glimmers in the Holy Land Time to Reset U.S. Mideast Policy
Israel to review its own Gaza war probe source
Israel has lobbied against any bid to bring the Goldstone report to the U.N. Security Council.
Israel trying to dodge overseas prosecution
Stung by a damning U.N. report alleging war crimes in Gaza, Israel is taking extraordinary steps to fend off potential international prosecution of its political and military leaders, hiring high-powered attorneys, lobbying Western governments and launching a public relations blitz.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Bernard Shaw
In his usual let-the-words-fall-where-they-may manner, Vice President Biden let it be known one early July weekend that the U.S. would not intervene if Israel decided to militarily attack Iran.
Israel recalls Boston envoy over critical memo
VFW Tribute to USS Liberty
Why Palin and Huckabee Dig Settlements
Israel offers, Palestinians reject temporary settlement ease
The international community considers all Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land seized in the 1967 Middle East war to be illegal and does not recognise Israel's annexation of east Jerusalem. How much of Europe did Nazi Germany get to keep after the war? How much of Iraq, Japan, Nazi Germany did the US keep for civilian 'settlements'? Why is Israel allowed to keep territory taken by military force?
YouTube - Is Israel spreading misinformation about Iran
Israel funnels millions of dollars to settlements
Mission Memorial: Remembering the USS Liberty
Irish slammed for Gaza ban
The Israeli government has been sharply criticised in the Irish parliament for refusing Foreign Affairs Minister Micheal Martin permission to visit Gaza.
The Media: Israel and Nuclear Weapons
Congresswoman Jane Harman is indignant. A National Security Agency wiretap reportedly picked up her conversation seeking favors from a suspected Israeli agent in return for Harman lobbying the Justice Department to drop the lawsuit against AIPAC’s former top officials.
Israel accused of silencing political protest
Since the summer, dozens of Palestinian and Israeli activists have been picked up, including those organizing weekly protests against Israel's West Bank separation barrier as well as others advocating international boycotts of Israeli goods.
Why Israel and Hamas are meeting with Jimmy Carter
Israel pulls textbook over reference to 'ethnic cleansing'
Israel's Haaretz newspaper said the secondary school textbook was removed from shelves because it sought to present both Israeli and Arab perspectives on the departure of some 750,000 Palestinians during the fighting that erupted after the creation of the Jewish state.
For Israel, a Reckoning
Palestinian resistance to the theft of their country reached a critical moment in 2001 when Israel was identified as an apartheid state at a United Nations conference on racism in Durban, South Africa. To Nelson Mandela, justice for the Palestinians is "the greatest moral issue of our time."
Pope to meet Abbas, hold mass in Bethlehem
Netanyahu draws fire in Israel over secret trip
Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth reported that Netanyahu had, in fact, flown secretly to Moscow to voice concern over the possible sale of Russian anti-aircraft missiles to Iran
Spy Conference: The Strange Pollard Spy Case
At the Raleigh Spy Conference last week, Naval Criminal Investigative Service special agent Ron Olive spoke about how his team solved the strange spy case involving Jonathan Jay Pollard, who literally passed truckloads of U.S. secrets to Israel in the 1980's.
Sweden's foreign minister cancels Israel visit
Sweden's foreign minister abruptly called off a visit to Israel this week, an Israeli spokesman said Sunday, amid a feud over a Swedish newspaper article and a growing gulf between Israel and the international community over West Bank settlement construction
Bibi Wins, Barack Loses by Patrick J. Buchanan
Undaunted, the War Party has a new war planned for us.
Target: Tehran. And Obama may just have boxed himself in.
Bibi’s Dead End by Patrick J. Buchanan
In the long run, demography is destiny.
J Street Changing Course by Philip Giraldi
There is in fact little difference between J Street’s position and that of AIPAC.
The Dark Side of the ‘Special Relationship’ by Justin Raimondo
The search for Mega and his underlings continues to this day, as U.S. counterintelligence attempts to rip up what appears to be a vast Israeli spy operation by its very deep roots. That’s why they went after Ben Ami Kadish, who handed over U.S. secrets to Tel Aviv and shared a handler with Pollard, and why they indicted Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman, two top officials of AIPAC, the powerful pro-Israel lobbying group. That’s why they were listening on the other end as Jane Harman promised an Israeli agent to intervene in the Rosen-Weissman case. And now a new front has been opened up in this subterranean war with the arrest of Stewart David Nozette, a top U.S. scientist who worked for the Pentagon, had access to the most closely guarded nuclear secrets, and was the lead scientist in the search for water on the moon.
U.N. rights body considers condemning Israel on Gaza
U.S. indicts four Israelis in international bribery case
The United States Justice Department indicted four Israeli businessmen Tuesday for allegedly attempting to bribe the defense minister of an African country in order to secure a multimillion-dollar contract to supply his country with military equipment. 18 other businessmen were indicted in the same case.
Israel withholding NGO employees' work permits
The Interior Ministry has stopped granting work permits to foreign nationals working in most international nongovernmental organizations operating in the Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem, Haaretz has learned.
Helen Thomas Deviates From the Terrorism Script
Brennan's answer -- they do this because they're Evil and murderous -- is on the same condescending cartoon level as the "They-Hate-us-For-Our-Freedom" tripe we endured for the last eight years. Apparently, if Brennan is to be believed, Islamic radicals, in their motive-free quest to slaughter, write down the names of all the countries in the world and put them in a hat and then stick their hand in and select the one they will attack, and the U.S. just keeps getting unlucky and having its name randomly chosen.
Pope ends Holy Land trip with call for two-state solution
Answering Helen Thomas on Why They Want to Harm Us
why isn't there a frank discussion by America's leaders and media about the real motivation of Muslim anger toward the United States? Why was Helen Thomas the only journalist to raise the touchy but central question of motive? by yet another former CIA - Ray McGovern
Abbas says he won't seek re-election in January
Abbas' announcement follows months of failed attempts by the United States to restart direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
Activists in Gaza and Israel protest Gaza blockade
Hundreds of protesters gathered on opposite sides of the Gaza-Israeli border crossing on Thursday, to rally against the blockade surrounding the territory.
Aipac's hidden persuaders Richard Silverstein
Israel is in the midst of a massive diplomatic, political and intelligence campaign, both public and covert, that could lead – if those officials behind it have their way – towards a military strike on Iran. It is a war for the hearts and minds of Americans....Aipac's members carried a unified message to Capitol Hill during their lobbying of US senators and members of Congress. They demanded that Congress pass the most draconian sanctions ever proposed against Iran.
Awaiting Gaza March, Holocaust Survivor Stages Hunger Strike
An 85-year-old Holocaust survivor was among a group of grandmothers who began a hunger strike in Cairo on Monday to protest against Egypt's refusal to allow a Gaza solidarity march to proceed.
Americans can't - it's illegal for any American company/citizen to boycott Israel. And this is the case with ONLY the nation of Israel.
British lawmaker Gerald Kaufman calls Gaza blockade 'evil'
Can Obama stand up to Israel
President Obama urgently needs to distance Washington from the provocative – and illegal – actions the Israeli government has been undertaking in Jerusalem.
Citizens Group Urges Fair Trial for AIPAC Employees Indicted Under Espionage Act
The Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy, Inc. (IRmep) urges the Department of Justice to proceed with its long delayed prosecution of former AIPAC employees Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman. The case was dropped altogether shortly thereafter.
Differences with US on Mideast 'semantic' Israel
Katz, a member of Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party, said discussions with Washington will focus on security issues, particularly the "threats by Iran as well as Hamas," the Islamist group that rules the Gaza Strip.
U.S. suggestion of sanctions causes stir in Israel
"Under American law, the United States can withhold support on loan guarantees to Israel," George Mitchell said on U.S. television on Wednesday after being asked about the kind of pressure that could be brought to bear on Israel. George Bush the 1st tried this but later backed down due to the subsequent and overwhelming pressure brought upon him by the Israeli lobby.
Netanyahu vows never to let Israelis be tried for war crimes
Israeli vigilantes target young Arab-Jewish couples
For more than a decade, David has considered it his unofficial job to patrol the streets looking for mixed Arab-Jewish couples. “We are protecting the Jewish people, our traditions, our heritage. Some people just get mixed up. We talk to them, explain why it’s important for Jews to be with Jews,” he said.
Jewish Leaders Firm on Broad Iran Sanctions Despite Unrest
“For us, this was always the primary concern, because a nuclear Iran is an existential threat to Israel,” said Meagan Buren, director of research and training at The Israel Project, a pro-Israel group active on the Iranian issue. Another war for Israel is in the making. The target this time: Iran.
Israeli PM offers new benefits to settlers
Postwar Gaza Scars frozen, Mideast at an impasse
A man who lost two daughters and his home can't visit his surviving 4-year-old girl in a Belgian hospital because Gaza's borders remain sealed. A 15-year-old struggles to walk on her artificial limbs, while dozens of other war amputees still await prostheses.
Palestinians accuse U.S. of killing peace prospects
Pointing an accusing finger at the United States, the Palestinians on Sunday said Washington's backing for Israeli refusal to halt Jewish settlement expansion had killed any hope of reviving peace negotiations soon.
Israeli pleads guilty to leaking classified U.S. documents
Politico goes on to report that Leibowitz, the grandson of famous Israeli Torah scholar, philosopher and leftist, Yeshayahu Leibowitz, supports a one-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, which most Israelis reject because it would eliminate a Jewish demographic majority.
He has also encouraged efforts to get U.S. institutions to divest in Israeli bonds.
Israeli officials routinely face UK legal threats
J Street, Obama, and Israel
The J Street philosophy is that there is a kind of "silent majority" of US Jews who aren't happy with Israel's expansionist polices and intransigence, and who don't believe they're represented properly by right-leaning groups such as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
Israeli Detention of Palestinian Activists Must End
The Israeli authorities must immediately release, or bring before a fair trial, three Palestinian human rights activists detained in Israel following their protests against the construction of the West Bank fence/wall, Amnesty International said today.
Lieberman ‘Stay out of our politics’
Israel's foreign minister said other governments should stay out of Israeli politics....."We have never interfered in the affairs of others, and we expect from others that they not interfere in ours," he added. BS. It is ISRAEL that needs to stay out of the affairs of other nations, particularly my country - AMERICA. Hypocrisy.
Israeli chief rabbi visits mosque that was torched
Obama Fails in Middle East
Next, the Obama adminstration capitulated, refusing to insist on any penalty for Israel's defiant intransigence. Not even a hint of any retaliation by the United States to enforce what it had called the path to a peace deal. No talk of reducing US aid to Israel, or cutting back on US-Israeli military cooperation, or anything. Score: Netanyahu 2, Obama 0. ......Finally, the United States cravenly supported Israel over the Goldstone Report on Gaza, the report that accused Israel (and Hamas) of war crimes
Israel's New Visa Rule for Foreigners If You Want To Visit Palestine, Stay There
Obama prods Netanyahu, Iran in Mideast foray
Obama Settlement Demands Stir Rising Tensions in Israel
Obama's lost senate seat is a victory for Netanyahu
Over the past nine months, Netanyahu has managed to curb pressure from Obama, who enjoys a Democratic majority in both houses of Congress. Now, however, Obama will be more dependent on the support of his Republican rivals, the supporters and friends of Netanyahu.
Palestinian nun takes step toward sainthood
Palestinians accuse Clinton of hurting peace talks
"Calling for a resumption of negotiations despite continued settlement construction doesn't help because we have tried this way many times,"
Israel's Netanyahu vows long fight against U.N. report
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised a lengthy diplomatic battle to "delegitimise" United Nations charges that Israel committed war crimes in the Gaza Strip, an official said on Saturday.
Medvedev Israel not planning to strike Iran
Analysis Iran plant could defer Israel strike
It may seem counterintuitive, but the news that Iran has a second, clandestine uranium enrichment plant, and has just test-fired long-range missiles, could actually put off any plans for a quick Israeli strike.
Video Israel Is Spying In And On The U.S. Part 1
Jewish lobby wages war on Christmas trees
Letters We must not renege on war crime laws
We are shocked at suggestions by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office minister Ivan Lewis and foreign secretary David Miliband that Britain may consider changing its laws to avoid any future attempts to prosecute suspected war criminals, Israeli or otherwise.
Yes indeed, the US Congress, what a joke, “stands staunchly on the side of Israel in its struggle.” What a bunch of disgusting traitorous pigs. Your government, ladies and gentleman, has been hijacked whole-sale by a Lobby that does not exist.
What Role Did The U.S.-Israeli Relationship Play In 9-11
Netanyahu to have additional meeting with Mitchell on Sunday
Podhoretz asks Why are Jews liberals
"Why Are Jews Liberals?" also praises President Richard Nixon, whose determination to send military supplies during the 1973 Yom Kippur War "saved Israel from a defeat that could have spelled the extinction of the state," Podhoretz writes. But Nixon also complained that "most Jews are disloyal" and even commissioned aides to draw up a list of Jews at the Bureau of Labor Statistics because he suspected a "cabal" was trying to undermine the administration.
Just 6 More Months to Victory! by Philip Giraldi
So what might happen in President Obama’s next six months? A number of highly plausible scenarios come to mind.
U.S. Antisemitism Envoy Scored on Criticism of Oren
Two dovish organizations that are members of the Presidents Conference — Americans for Peace Now and Ameinu — have recently issued statements criticizing Oren’s attacks on J Street. This, too, is a first in the history of relations between Israeli diplomats and American Jewish groups.
Syria's Mufti Islam commands us to protect Judaism
"If the Prophet Mohammed had asked me to deem Christians or Jews heretics, I would have deemed Mohammed himself a heretic," Sheikh Ahmed Hassoun, the Mufti of Syria, was quoted as telling a delegation of American academics visiting Damascus.