Apr 19

Riot police confronting peaceful protesters in Ukraine

Ukraine Jew registration hoax traced (PressTV, April 19, 2014):

By Gordon Duff

Email intercepts that included the original copies of anti-Semitic leaflets distributed in Eastern Ukraine have now been shown to be part of an elaborate false flag hoax to sabotage recent US-Russian talks.

The hoax, a “game theory warfare” operation, was meant to “sucker punch” both Russia and the US.  If those responsible, in this case the New York based ADL, were caught, and they have been, there would be no consequences.

The ADL is “untouchable.” When Secretary of State Kerry expressed his revulsion at Nazi leaflets demanding that Jews in Ukraine “register” with a non-existent government agency, little did he know he was the victim of an elaborate and highly dangerous false flag hoax.

Anonymous Ukraine, the group that intercepted emails outlining false flag terror attack plans made by the US Embassy in Kiev in March, has done it again. Emails intercepted between Washington DC offices tied to the Anti-Defamation League sent to neo-Nazi extremists in the Ukraine were the sources of the outrageous materials.

Earlier intercepted emails outlined plans for an attack on Melitopol Airport scheduled for March 10, 2014.  When those plans and the attached maps showing where explosives were to be planted were leaked, the planned attack failed to materialize.

Those emails showed direct ties between the US State Department and terrorist groups within the Ukrainian military. According to Anonymous, the current intercepted emails included several attachments, each different version of the anti-Semitic leaflets passed out in the pro-Russian Eastern Ukraine, particularly in the city on Donetsk.

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Apr 19

Orders demanding Jews to register in Ukraine are fake

- Report: Orders demanding Jews to register in Ukraine are fake (Intellihub, April 18, 2014):

The viral story about Jews being forced to register or face deportation in Ukraine is reportedly false

UKRAINE (INTELLIHUB) — According to articles published by Israeli news organization Ynet and USA Today, the new government in a pro-Russian sector of Ukraine was handing out flyers demanding that Jewish people register with the government or face deportation.

These flyers did unfortunately exist, but according to recent reports they were forgeries, and the local government is not actually forcing Jews to register with the government.

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Apr 18

- Why Israeli Officials are Chuckling: The ‘Stable’ West Bank Dilemma (Ramzy Baroud):

By Ramzy Baroud

Israel’s deputy foreign minister, Ze’ev Elkin, is a member of Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and his predominantly rightwing cabinet. In a recent interview with The Economist, Elkin used the familiar tone of being conceited and oblivious to such notions as international or human rights, and reaffirmed his rejection of a Palestinian state.Instead, Elkin wants Israel to annex a chunk of the West Bank. There is nothing new here, as such language is now official Israeli discourse. But one statement stood out, one that many Palestinians would find bewildering and exasperating.

These days, said Elkin with a chuckle, the West Bank is “the most stable part of the Middle East”.

The bewilderment would stem from the fact that the West Bank is an occupied Palestinian territory. Its population is held at gunpoint; they have no freedom, and enjoy no rights. Their land is seized by force to make room for more settlements and illegal Jewish settlers, now numbering well passed the half million mark.

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Apr 09


- Vatican rejects “chosen people” claim, calls on Israel to end “occupation” (RT, Oct 30, 2010):

A high-ranking Israeli official on Sunday slammed a statement from Catholic bishops, who called for international organizations to lead the cause of Palestinian statehood.

Greek-Melchite Archbishop Cyrille Bustros sparked an interreligious firestorm when he suggested that Israel was “using Scripture” to continue its occupation of Palestinian territory.

“The Holy Scriptures cannot be used to justify the return of Jews to Israel and the displacement of the Palestinians,” Bustros said at the close of a two-week conference in Rome, Italy, “to justify the occupation by Israel of Palestinian lands.”

The Archbishop then questioned the biblical idea of a “promised land” set aside by a specific group of people.

“We Christians cannot speak of the promised land as an exclusive right for a privileged Jewish people,” Bustros continued. “This promise was nullified by Christ. There is no longer a chosen people – all men and women of all countries have become the chosen people.”

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Apr 07


- #OpIsrael: Anonymous attacks hundreds of Israeli websites (RT, April 6, 2014):

Hundreds of websites of Israeli ministries and organizations came under attack by Anonymous early Monday as part of the hacktivist group’s anti-Israel operation, dubbed #OpIsrael.

“On April 7, 2014, we call upon our brothers and sisters to hack, deface, hijack, database leak, admin takeover, and DNS terminate the Israeli Cyberspace by any means necessary” the group said in a statement.

The move is an act of protest against Israel’s policies, including those against Palestine.

“The further assault on the people of Gaza, who have been flooded by your sewage, terrorized by your military apparatus, and left to die at the border while waiting for medical attention will NOT be tolerated anymore,” the statement read.

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Apr 02


- Cheney endorses Israeli strike on Iran at GOP gathering (Haaretz, April 2, 2014):

Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney voiced his support for an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities over the weekend, during his closed-door keynote address at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual spring meeting.

The gathering, attended by several possible Republican presidential candidates, including former Governor Jeb Bush and Governors Chris Christie, Scott Walker and John Kasich, was held at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas, owned by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.

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Mar 30

H/t reader squodgy:

“Thank goodness for plane spotters. (I used to be one!!!)”

- Are the Israelis Planning Another 9-11 Using the Missing Boeing 777? (Christopher Bollyn, March 29, 2014)

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Mar 30

- DEBUNKING THE GUTTING OF MILITARY STORYLINE (The Burning Platform, March 29, 2014):

“War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.” – General Smedley Butler – War is a Racket


I peruse a number of websites everyday as I look for interesting articles to post or reference in one of my articles. I agree with many conservative leaning websites when it comes to economic issues, but when it comes to war mongering and flag waving, I go my own way. Any site that supports our empire building and excessive spending on war is not a conservative website. You can’t act in a fiscally responsible sustainable manner without dismantling our war machine and taking on the military industrial complex. You’re a faux fiscal conservative if you think we can continue to spend $800 billion per year on war with no financial implications. The entire Federal budget was $800 billion in 1983.

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Mar 30

- Role of Israel and Soros Exposed by MH370 Twin Jet in Tel Aviv (Rense, March 28, 2014):

 By Yoichi Shimatsu (Former editor with the Japan Times group in Tokyo, a Hong Kong-based science writer)

BANGKOK – It is by no mere coincidence, when telltale evidence of a Mossad role in the MH370 hijack was starting to snowball, that Israel’s embassies and consulates were suddenly shut down due to a “strike by diplomatic staff”. This fork-tongued alibi was obviously meant to prevent law enforcement agencies across Asia and the Western world from questioning Israeli intelligence agents and military attaches about the whereabouts and fate of the hundreds of passengers.

The Jewish state’s diplomatic corps has retreated further into a tortoise shell, perhaps because of the hammer blow from investigative journalist Christopher Bollyn, who previously exposed Israel’s hand behind the 911 attacks. Based on eyewitness reports from a network of plane watchers in Europe and in Israel, Bollyn reports that an identical production model of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 is being kept out of regular service inside a hangar at Tel Aviv Airport.

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Mar 28

See also:

- BUSTED: Israel Caught Housing Flight 370 ‘Twin’ Airplane In Tel-Aviv! (Video)

- Israel Closes ALL Embassies Around The World

- Netanyahu Orders Israel Army To Prepare For Possible Military Strike Against Iran In 2014

Gordon Duff is a Marine Vietnam veteran, a combat infantryman, and Senior Editor at Veterans Today. His career has included extensive experience in international banking along with such diverse areas as consulting on counter insurgency, defense technologies or acting as diplomatic representative for UN humanitarian and economic development efforts. Gordon Duff has traveled to over 80 nations. His articles are published around the world and translated into a number of languages. He is regularly on TV and radio, a popular and sometimes controversial guest.

- US forces on nuclear “false flag” high alert: Duff (PressTV, March 28, 2014):

By Gordon Duff

The United States is on alert and has deployed military assets to defend the Atlantic coastline from New York to Charleston from attack by a cruise type missile or low flying aircraft. 

Heightened security measures began with Israel’s increasing threats against Iran but increased with the mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight 370.

Sources at the highest levels of the US military and intelligence community cite the possibility of a terror bombing, even using nuclear weapons, most likely to be submarine launched.  This is what is being defended against.

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Mar 27

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Mar 24

See also:

- Netanyahu Orders Israel Army To Prepare For Possible Military Strike Against Iran In 2014

- Israel closes embassies around the world as diplomats strike (Reuters, March 23, 2014):

Israeli diplomats launched an unprecedented strike on Sunday, forcing the complete closure of embassies around the world as they escalated a dispute over pay, officials said.

The industrial action has already threatened to postpone a visit by Pope Francis to Israel planned for May – one of 25 trips by foreign officials affected by a work slowdown the diplomats began on March 5 when wage talks broke down.

By escalating the action to a full strike – the first by the diplomatic corps since the country’s establishment in 1948 – the diplomats will close all of Israel’s 102 missions abroad, paralyzing most diplomatic work with other countries and the United Nations.

“We are completely shutting down the (foreign ministry) office and missions abroad. This is the first time ever,” ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said.

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Mar 24


- Israel Charged with War Crimes and Genocide. Complete Judgment of Kuala Lumpur Tribunal (Global Research, Nov 26, 2013):

“The perpetrators had committed acts against the Palestinians, with intent to kill, cause serious bodily or mental harms and deliberately inflict conditions of life calculated to bring about the physical destruction of the Palestinians as a whole or in part.”

“The Tribunal recommends to the War Crimes Commission to give the widest international publicity to this conviction and grant of reparations, as these are universal crimes for which there is a responsibility upon nations to institute prosecutions.

The Tribunal deplores the failure of international institutions to punish the State of Israel for its crimes and its total lack of respect of International Law and the institutions of the United Nations.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the 68th United Nations General Assembly on October 1, 2013 in New York City

- Israel Backs Fascist Putsch, Supports neo-Nazi anti-Semitic Forces in Ukraine (Global Research, March 21, 2014):

The government of Israeli prime minister Benyamin Netanyahu is backing the fascist-led putsch that ousted Ukraine’s elected pro-Russian president, Viktor Yanukovych. Far from opposing anti-Semitism and defending Ukrainian Jews from the neo-Nazi parties that have joined the new coalition government, Israel is doing its best to deny that any such threat exists.

Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman issued an anodyne statement last week saying: “Israel is following the events in Ukraine with grave concern, worries for the safety of the Ukrainian people and hopes that the situation does not deteriorate and that no human lives are lost.” This came just two days after Netanyahu’s visit to Washington and, reportedly, after pressure from the US State Department for a public display of support for the new government in Kiev.

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Mar 24

- Britons Rate Russia More Favorably Than European Union, Israel (ZeroHedge, March 24, 2014):

One would think that for all its demonization in the Western press, not to mention the countless comparisons to Hitler and/or the Antichrist, that Putin’s Russia would be viewed relatively negatively especially in that bastion of western thought: Britain. Yes, perhaps: it certainly doesn’t have a sterling image. However what is remarkableis that depite recent events in the Crimea, Britons still see Russia in a more positive light than the European Union, despite recent tensions with Moscow over Ukraine, according to a poll published on Saturday.

Perhaps this is not surprising, because as AFP reports, voters in Britain are also equally divided about whether to remain in the 28-member bloc, a subject on which Prime Minister David Cameron has promised a referendum in 2017 and which is the reason for the blistering ascent in popularity of such political parties as the UKIP. Continue reading »

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Mar 23

- Senators see aid to Israel staying firm despite cuts (The Courant, March 20, 2014):

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The United States will continue providing Israel with defense aid after a current package worth some $3 billion a year expires in 2017, and the grants are unlikely to wane despite Washington belt-tightening, two U.S. senators said on Thursday.

Kelly Ayotte and Joe Donnelly, who are members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, visited Israel to confer on security issues like missile defense, on which the allies have partnered.

The previous U.S. administration signed a 10-year deal with Israel in 2007 granting it $30 billion, most of which must be spent on American defense products.”

And so I think that the people of our country feel that every dollar spent on this is worth it, is well spent.”

- U.S. says disappointed at no apology from Israeli defense chief (Reuters, March 21, 2014):

The United States on Friday said it was disappointed at the lack of an apology from Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon for his criticism of U.S. policies in a speech on Monday.

“We are disappointed with the lack of an apology from Defense Minister Yaalon’s comments,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told a daily briefing. “His comments don’t reflect the true nature of our relationship with Israel,” she added.

In a lecture at Tel Aviv University, Yaalon said Israel could not rely on its main ally to take the lead in confronting Iran over its nuclear program. He also pointed at the Ukraine crisis as an example of Washington “showing weakness.

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Mar 19

China and Russia will defend Iran.


- Netanyahu Orders Israel Army To Prepare For Possible Military Strike Against Iran In 2014 (ZeroHedge, March 19, 2014):

Back in 2013 it was Syria where the world was gearing for imminent military action after a relentless series of false flag provocations by the United States (intent on securing a Qatar gas pipeline to Europe) which in the last minute was deftly diffused by Vladimir Putin. In 2014, it was the Ukraine’s turn, and after a prolonged campaign orchestrated by Victoria Nuland and the US State Department (again) which succeeded in the now traditional violent coup (see Egypt and Libya), once again saw Putin victorious, after yesterday’s annexation of the all important Crimean peninsula, achieved without the firing of one shot. So now that Putin has succeeded in trouncing the US twice in a row, it is time to poke some old, well-known geopolitical wounds, such as Iran. And who better to do it than Israel, where as Haaretz reports, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon have ordered the army to continue preparing for a possible military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities at a cost of at least 10 billion shekels ($2.89 billion) this year, despite the talks between Iran and the West, according to recent statements by senior military officers.”

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Mar 19

- Israeli airstrikes escalate tensions with Syria (AP, March 19, 2014):

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli warplanes unleashed a series of airstrikes on Syrian military posts early Wednesday, killing one soldier and wounding seven in one of the most serious clashes between the countries in the past four decades.

The airstrikes came in retaliation for a roadside bombing a day earlier in the Golan Heights that wounded four Israeli soldiers on patrol along the tense frontier with Syria. The overnight raids marked a sharp escalation of activity for Israel, which largely has stayed on the sidelines during Syrian President Bashar Assad’s battle against rebels trying to topple him.

It is unclear which of the many groups fighting in Syria may have planted Tuesday’s bomb. But Israel has said it holds Assad responsible for any attacks emanating from his country, and accused his forces of allowing the attack to take place.

“Our policy is clear. We hurt those who hurt us,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said Assad would “regret his actions” if attacks continue.

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Mar 13

Meanwhile at home:

- Charities claim Scotland faces ‘humanitarian crisis’ caused by poverty (BBC News, March 5, 2014)

- Food poverty now bigger public health concern than diet – expert claims (Guardian, March 3, 2014)

- Food poverty shames this government (Guardian, Feb 25, 2014)

- Britain faces food poverty ‘national crisis’ because of Government welfare reforms, bishops warn (Independent, Feb 20, 2014)

Related info:

- US To Give Israel $429 MILLION For Its Iron Dome Missile System

- Amnesty International: Trigger Happy Israeli Soldiers Killing Children In The West Bank (Video)

- Amnesty International Calls On International Community To Suspend All Transfers Of Munitions, Weapons And Other Equipment To Israel

- Amnesty International: ‘Trigger-Happy’ Israeli Army And Police Use Reckless Force In The West Bank, Killing Dozens Of Palestinian Civilians, Incl. Children

In his first visit to Israel as PM, David Cameron condemns Iran for “despicable” terrorist ties and reveals Jewish ancestry

- David Cameron pledges ‘unbreakable’ support for Israel (Telegraph, March 12, 2014):

David Cameron has pledged his “unbreakable” support for Israel and condemned Iran for its “despicable” attempts to smuggle missiles to terrorists.

On Mr Cameron’s first visit as Prime Minister to the country, he revealed he has Jewish ancestry and pledged to his “rock solid” to the Israeli people.

On Wednesday afternoon, as Mr Cameron laid a wreath and rekindled the eternal flame in the Hall of Remembrance at Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial, the country came under attack from a barrage of at least 25 rockets fired from Hamas-controlled Gaza, in the biggest launch in more than two years.

If his four-year delay in coming had raised eyebrows among his hosts, Mr Cameron made up for it by his giving unreserved support to Israel over its most pressing security concerns.

In a speech peppered with Hebrew to the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, Mr Cameron vows to protect the customs of British Jews by ensuring the kosher slaughter of animals remains legal.

The practice, in which animals have their throats slit, has been condemned by leading vets, but Mr Cameron said: “On my watch Shechita is safe in the UK.”

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Mar 12

The pentagon says the agreement was signed last week.

- US to give Israel $429 million for its Iron Dome missile system (PressTV, March 11, 2014):

The United States and Israel have signed an agreement under which $429 million of American taxpayers’ money “will be transferred immediately to Israel” to fund its Iron Dome missile system.

The pentagon says the agreement was signed last week in a bid to “continue support of the production of the Iron Dome weapon system” and provide opportunities for US industry to “receive meaningful co-production opportunities for Iron Dome components.”

On March 4, the US House of Representatives also passed a bill which named Israel a “major strategic partner” of the US and called for the expansion of Washington’s military ties with Tel Aviv.

The legislation, which was passed by a 410 to 1 vote, calls for expanding the delivery of US arms and military technologies to Israel and commits US Congress to increase funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile system.

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Mar 10

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Samir Awad was just 16 years old when Israeli soldiers shot and killed him in January 2013 as he fled from the place where a number of Israeli soldiers ambushed a group of Palestinian children who were protesting against the construction of Israel’s fence/wall, which cuts across the village of Bodrus, near Ramallah in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), where they lived. Eyewitnesses attested that Samir Awad and the other children were posing no serious threat to the soldiers who fired at them, or to others. Yet, more than one year later, the Israeli authorities have failed to ensure any accountability for his death or for their soldiers’ use of live fire against Samir Awad and the other children.

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Mar 08

- Israel cuts off water supply to 45,000 Palestinians (Middle East Monitor, March 6, 2014):

Some 45,000 Palestinians living in the Shuafat refugee camp and the suburbs of Ras Shehadeh, Ras Khamis, As-Salam and Anata in Jerusalem have had their water cut off for nearly three days.

The residents said Israel’s water company Gihon started by gradually reducing the water supply nearly two weeks ago until it stopped entirely.

A member of Shuafat’s popular committee; Khaled Al-Khalidi said on Wednesday that 23,000 refugees had no access to water for three days while the residents of Ras Shehadeh; Ras Khamis, As-Salam and Anata have been without water for 20 days.

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Mar 07

- Russia Invades Ukraine: BAD — U.S. Invades Iraq: Good (Veterans Today, March 6, 2014):

“If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of america.  They don’t care for human beings.”
– Nelson Mandela, Iraq Speech 2003  

“Throughout the world, on any given day, a man, woman, or child is likely to be displaced, tortured, killed, or disappeared’, at the hands of governments or armed political groups. More often than not, the United States shares the blame.”
- Amnesty International, 1996  

“Hypocrisy, double standards, and “but nots” are the price of universalist pretensions.   Democracy is promoted, but not if it brings Islamic fundamentalists to power; on proliferation is preached for Iran and Iraq but not for Israel…..Double standards in practice are the unavoidable price of universal standards of principle”
- Professor Samuel Hungtington, “Clash of Civilization and the Remaking of the World Order”, (p. 184)

The Western Israeli Manufactured Ukrainian Crisis: The only way out of this crisis that allows Russia to save face and avoid any armed conflict is to allow the Ukrainian people to hold a referendum to determine their destiny and future as one nation or two nations with the east and south joining Russia.  Russia should keep its naval fleet in the Crimea; all talk of sanctions and isolation should cease, and the G8 Summit should be held as schedules. However, such a solution will be disastrous for the U.S. and Israel as the world would then demand that the Palestinians be allowed the same opportunity for “self determination”.  That’s why such a solution will be difficult for Israel and its lap dog U.S. Congress and Jewish media to fathom putting Obama in a difficult place.  His choice would be world peace or again kowtow to Israel, AIPAC, and Jewish Power.

The U.S. and Israel have historically always opposed “self determination” and freedom from colonial racist rule for many decades.  Both nations supported the racist colonial Apartheid regimes in Africa.  In fact the first veto the U.S. cast in the UN Security Council was to support the British Apartheid Regime in Rhodesia.

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Mar 06

- Amnesty International Calls on International Community to Cut Off Arms to Israel (Veterans News Now, March 1, 2014):

Amnesty International  has released a report urging “the USA, the European Union and the rest of the international community to suspend all transfers of munitions, weapons and other equipment to Israel.”

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Mar 04


- Treasury Secretary Jack Lew: “The future of the United States is tied to the future of Israel.” (Economic Policy journal, March 2, 2014):

Below are the remarks of US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew before the 2014 Policy Conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee(AIPAC) These are clearly the remarks of the banker for the Empire. It should be noted that Lew’s remarks on Ukraine appear to be in line with those of Rand Paul and though Lew’s comments clearly show that he considers Israel as the 51st, and most important state, his views on sanctions are more moderate than those of Rand.

Read the remarks only if you have a strong stomach. Note the re-introduction of the IMF as key financial enforcer. During a stop over in SF, Lew admitted that the  IMF is a tool of the US (See:Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Ukraine, Bitcoin, the IMF and a New Nudge-Type IRA) (My bold)

I want to thank President Kassen, incoming President Cohen, the Board of Directors, and everyone for inviting me here today.  There are so many familiar faces in this room—friends of many years from my time in Washington, New York, and around the country.  It is truly wonderful to be with you.

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Mar 02

- Israel’s Netanyahu Heads to US for Talks with Obama (VOA News, March 2, 2014):

JERUSALEM — Israel’s leader is on his way to Washington for a summit Monday at the White House. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says two key issues are on the agenda for when he meets with President Barack Obama.

Speaking at the airport in Israel before leaving for Washington, Netanyahu said the leaders will discuss Iran’s nuclear program and peace talks with the Palestinians.

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Mar 02

- ‘Trigger-happy’ Israeli army and police use reckless force in the West Bank (Amnesty International, Feb 27, 2014):

Israeli forces have displayed a callous disregard for human life by killing dozens of Palestinian civilians, including children, in the occupied West Bank over the past three years with near total impunity, said Amnesty International in a report published today.

The report, Trigger-happy: Israel’s use of excessive force in the West Bank, describes mounting bloodshed and human rights abuses in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) as a result of the Israeli forces’ use of unnecessary, arbitrary and brutal force against Palestinians since January 2011.

In all cases examined by Amnesty International, Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers did not appear to be posing a direct and immediate threat to life. In some, there is evidence that they were victims of wilful killings, which would amount to war crimes.

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Feb 17


- Joe Biden on Shalom TV: ‘I am a ZIONIST’

- Kerry’s Brother: John’s Not Anti-Semitic, We’re Jewish (NBC News, Feb 14, 2014):

John Kerry’s brother has responded to charges of anti-Semitism against the U.S. Secretary of State by some conservative Israelis — including a prominent minister — by writing publicly about the family’s Jewish roots.

Cameron Kerry wrote a column in Israel’s largest circulation daily newspaper, Yediot, saying the accusations “would be ridiculous if they were not so vile.”

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Feb 11

- Israeli arms seized from militants: Iraqi Cmdr. (PressTV, Feb 10, 2014):

A senior Iraqi commander says weapons seized from al-Qaeda-linked militants in the Arab country are advanced Israeli-made arms.

Fadhel Jamil al-Barwari, who is the commander of the prominent Golden Battalion, has made the remarks on his Facebook page, adding that all arms that have been confiscated from the terrorists since 2006 are Israeli-made.

The commander, who is from al-Barwari clan in an area between the city of Duhok and the Iraqi border in Kurdistan region, has also vowed to eliminate the foreign-backed militants.

Barwari established the Special Forces group for countering terrorism in the year 2003. The group, along with the Iraqi army, is currently fighting militants from the al-Qaeda-linked militant group of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the western province of Anbar.

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Feb 02


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