Aug 11

- I was in the IDF’s artillery. I saw first-hand how the army brushes off civilian casualties (The Independent, Aug 8, 2014):

In the 1982 Lebanon war I served as an Israeli artillery forward observer, my task to pinpoint the PLO’s positions and call in fire from our artillery units. We stayed in the evacuated Al Jamous School, overlooking Beirut. The routine was simple enough: I would pop into the classroom next door from where I would collect the co-ordinates and description of my military targets: “a military camp”, “a mortar”, “an antenna”. I would then return to my room and, looking out of the windows, I would direct our fire on the targets.

From time to time I would pause to let the air force get in to drop its munitions; and the navy would fire from the sea. Beirut, in the summer of 1982, was all burning up – a city on fire. Continue reading »

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Aug 11

Watch from 1:30 into the video.



Apr 13, 2013

Slip of the tongue at 2:05

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Aug 11

Aug 9, 2014

http://www.undergroundworldnews.com
The following open letter signed by 129 organizations and distinguished individuals was sent to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 5 August:

For humanity and the little remaining credibility of international law:
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Aug 10

Related info:

- Gaza’s Child Victims (Photos)


- 150 + International Legal Experts: Israel Has Committed War Crimes … Should be Referred to the International Criminal Court (Washington’s Blog, Aug 9, 2014):

Legal Experts Say Israel Is Targeting Civilians and Inflicting Collective Punishment

The United Nations, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch all say that Israel has committed war crimes by targeting civilians.

Israel’s collective punishment of Palestinians is also a war crime. Continue reading »

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Aug 10

- As Obama Launches Another Iraq Assault, Here Is An Undercover Look Inside ISIS (ZeroHedge, Aug 9, 2014):

While the biggest geopolitical news of the past week was Obama’s announcement he would become only the fourth president in a row to order military action in Iraq, explicitly targeting the ISIS jihadists, the far bigger question are the developments that spurred the administration to finally act.

The NYT reports that “as the tension mounted in Washington” the catalyst for Obama’s decision was sudden developments surrounding the Kurdistan capital, Erbil. “Kurdish forces who had been fighting the militants in three nearby Christian villages abruptly fell back toward the gates of the city, fanning fears that the city might soon fall. By Thursday morning, people were thronging the airport, desperate for flights out of town. “The situation near Erbil was becoming more dire than anyone expected,” said a senior administration official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to describe the White House’s internal deliberations. “We didn’t want another Benghazi.” Continue reading »

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Aug 10

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- Bloodlust in Gaza, PressTV/VT Partnered Coverage (Veterans Today, Aug 9, 2014):

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Aug 09

- Online petition urges ‘Nuremberg for Israel’ over ‘genocide of Palestinians’ (RT, Aug 6, 2014)

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Aug 08

Before:

- UK Activists Shut Down Israeli Arms Factory


- ​London activists arrested after pro-Palestine demo shuts down arms factory (RT, Aug 7, 2014):

Pro-Palestinian protesters who shut down a factory allegedly producing Israeli weapons have been arrested and placed in custody by British police.

Joseph Lee, 29, along with eight other activists from the London Palestine Action Group (LPAG) occupied the premises of UAV engines, a subsidiary of the Israeli defense contractor Elbit, based in Staffordshire.

Lee is the only activist to have been formally charged by police so far. Continue reading »

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Aug 08

- ‘Gaza is on the edge’: Emergency aid appeal launched (RT, Aug 7, 2014):

British aid agencies have launched an emergency appeal to help the thousands of Palestinians caught up in “a humanitarian emergency affecting virtually every man, woman and child in Gaza.”

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) said “even before the conflict began the people of Gaza were close to breaking point.” They called on the public to make charitable donations to aid those blighted by the conflict.

The appeal is being launched after hundreds of thousands of people fled their homes with many needing not only shelter but food, water, household items and often medical care. There are now 65,000 people in Gaza who have seen their homes severely damaged or destroyed.

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Aug 08

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- President Carter: Israel – Not Hamas – Is to Blame for War (Washington’s Blog, Aug 5, 2014):

Says Failure to Recognize Hamas Is the Core Problem

Jimmy Carter spent a lot of effort brokering peace in the Middle East. Some of his efforts succeeded. Since retiring from the White House, he has worked to try to broker  peace.    So he knows something about the Israeli-Palestinian situation.

President Carter wrote yesterday: Continue reading »

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Aug 08

- ​Anonymous ‘knocks out’ Mossad website over Israel’s Gaza offensive (RT, July 31, 2014):

Hacker group Anonymous has reportedly taken down the website of the Israeli secret service Mossad in protest of Israel’s military incursion in Gaza. The ‘hacktivists’ have already targeted a number of organizations in their mission to stop the “genocide.”

Mossad’s website went offline at around 00:40 GMT and is still down at the time of writing. The Israeli government has yet to make any comment on the supposed hack attack. Continue reading »

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Aug 08

- Stories From The Battlefield: Hamas Tunnels Used To Target Israel’s Kindergartens (The Daily Caller, July 27, 2014)

Related info:

- Israel Bombs Another UN School – Killing Women and Children – Despite UN Telling Israel 17 Times that the School Sheltered Civilians

- UNRWA Christopher Gunness breaks down in tears on live TV after attack on UN school in Gaza (Video)

- Facts All US Citizens Need To Know About Israel And Palestine

Flashback:

- On record: Benjamin Netanyahu: ‘America is something that can easily be moved.’ ‘The world won’t say a thing.’ ‘The world will say we’re defending.’ (Video)

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Aug 06

- Stunning Images: Gaza, Before And After (ZeroHedge, Aug 5, 2014)

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Aug 06

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- UK activists shut down Israeli arms factory (London Palestine Action, Aug 5, 2014)

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Aug 06

Published on Aug 5, 2014

Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren experienced a convenient technical glitch when asked Monday about a sensitive subject.

After MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell asked Oren about suspicions that Israel eavesdropped on Secretary of State John Kerry during his attempt to mediate peace negotiations last year, Oren said he couldn’t hear Mitchell’s question.

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Aug 05

UK Foreign Office minister Baroness Sayeeda Warsi
UK Foreign Office minister Baroness Sayeeda Warsi

- UK minister resigns over ‘morally indefensible’ Gaza policy (RT, Aug 5, 2014):

UK Foreign Office minister Baroness Sayeeda Warsi has resigned from government, saying she can “no longer support” its policy on Gaza.

She told her Twitter followers that she was leaving with “deep regret”. She was previously chairman of the Conservative Party.

Lady Warsi became the first female Muslim cabinet minister when David Cameron took office in 2010. She was demoted from the cabinet to a middle-ranking FCO post in 2012 and became minister for faith and communities at the same time.

She tweeted on Tuesday morning: “With deep regret I have this morning written to the Prime Minister & tendered my resignation. I can no longer support Govt policy on #Gaza.”

She grew up in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, as one of five daughters of Pakistani immigrants. After studying at Leeds University she later worked for the Crown Prosecution Service before setting up her own legal practice.

In her resignation later she said the government’s current stance on Gaza is “morally indefensible, is not in Britain’s national interest and will have a long term effect on our reputation internationally and domestically”.

Lady Warsi also claimed there is “great unease” in the Foreign Office over “the way recent decisions are being made”. Continue reading »

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Aug 05

Simon Elliot, aka Al-Baghdadi, son of Jewish parents, Mossad agent

ISIL Leader Al-Baghdadi Is Mossad Agent Simon Elliot

- French Report ISIL Leader Mossad Agent (Veterans Today, Aug 4, 2014):

In French

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, so-called  ”Caliph,”  the head of ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant is, according to sources reputed to originate from Edward Snowden, an actor named Elliot Shimon, a Mossad trained operative.

Simon Elliot (Elliot Shimon) aka Al-Baghdadi was born of two Jewish parents and is a Mossad agent.

We offer below three translations that want to assert that the Caliph Al-Baghdadi is a full Mossad agent and that he was born Jewish father and mother:

The real name of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is “Simon Elliott.”

The so-called “Elliot” was recruited by the Israeli Mossad  and was trained in espionage and psychological warfare against Arab and Islamic societies.

This information was attributed to Edward Snowden and published by newspapers and other Web sites: the head of the “Islamic State” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has cooperated with the U.S. Secret Service, British and Israel to create an organization capable of attracting terrorist extremists from around the world. Continue reading »

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Aug 05

Related info:

- Debunking The Claim That Palestinians Use Civilians As ‘Human Shields’


- Israeli High Court: Israeli Soldiers Used Palestinians as Human Shields 1,200 Times (Washington’s Blog, Aug 4, 2014):

Israelis frequently accuse Palestinians of using human shields.

That claim is highly questionable.

However, in 2005, the Israeli high court found that Israeli soldiers had used Palestinian civilians as human shields 1,200 times in the past 5 years.  As Ynet reported at the time: Continue reading »

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Aug 04

- Cash, Weapons and Surveillance: the U.S. is a Key Party to Every Israeli Attack (The Intercept Aug, 4, 2014)

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Aug 04

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- Netanyahu: The Bombings Will Continue Until Calm Is Restored (ZeroHedge, Aug, 4, 2014):

One can’t make this up. Well, one can, if one was the Onion, which alas has permanently missed its IPO window in a world in which reality is now the very definition of absurd.

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Aug 04

Gaza boom

- France’s Hollande urges action on ‘massacres’ in Gaza (RT, Aug 4, 2014):

French President Francois Hollande has described Israel’s killings in Gaza as “massacres” and called for action to end the violence.

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Aug 04

- UN was right to speak out on the Gaza crisis, says UK Prime Minister (RT, Aug 4, 2014):

David Cameron has endorsed the United Nation’s recent criticism of an IDF attack on a UN-run school in Gaza, which culminated in ten casualties. UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, condemned the assault as a “moral outrage” and “criminal act”.

Cameron failed to indicate if he wholly agreed with Ban Ki-moon’s condemnation of Israel’s recent strike, however, merely emphasizing that the event had brought about“an appalling loss of life,” and civilians should not be targets.

Continue reading »

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Aug 03

- ‘Criminal act’: Ban Ki-moon outraged over Israel’s deadly strike on Gaza UN school (RT, Aug 3, 2014)

Related info:

- UNRWA Christopher Gunness breaks down in tears on live TV after attack on UN school in Gaza (Video)

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Aug 03

- Israel wiretapped Kerry’s calls during peace talks – report (RT, Aug 3, 2014)

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Aug 03

- Pro-Israel Tory MP condemns ‘disproportionate’ IDF Gaza offensive (RT, Aug 3, 2014)

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Aug 02

- ‘According to security needs’: 296 Gaza children killed, Israel vows to continue action  (RT, Aug 2, 2014)

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Aug 02

- “Genocide Is Permissible” Muses Times Of Israel, Promptly Retracts (ZeroHedge, Aug 1, 2014):

The Times Of Israel has removed a provocatively-titled blog post after huge blowback, denunciations, and ridicule across social media. The post – “When Genocide Is Permissible” (in full below) – concludes, “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clearly stated at the outset of this incursion that his objective is to restore a sustainable quiet for the citizens of Israel. We have already established that it is the responsibility of every government to ensure the safety and security of its people. If political leaders and military experts determine that the only way to achieve its goal of sustaining quiet is through genocide is it then permissible to achieve those responsible goals? Removal or not, we are sure this will do nothing to endear Israel to the world.

 

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Aug 01

Gaza boom

“Scorched Earth”: How Israel Converted 40% Of Gaza Into A Wasteland Of Rubble (ZeroHedge, July 31, 2014):

While the latest ceasefire between Israel and Hamas will come and go, something far more insidious is taking place in Gaza : as the Daily Beast reports, “The Israeli military, relentlessly and methodically, is driving people out of the 3-kilometer (1.8 mile) buffer zone it says it needs to protect against Hamas rockets and tunnels. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the buffer zone eats up about 44 percent of Gaza’s territory.”

 

 

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Aug 01

- Israel Bombs Gaza Back to the Stone Age … as Collective Punishment (Washington’s Blog, July 31, 2014):

Israel Commits War Crimes In Gaza

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Aug 01

- South Africans: Israeli Apartheid “More Terrifying” than South Africa … “Worse Than Conditions Were for Blacks Under the Apartheid Regime” … “Far Worse Than Apartheid South Africa” (Washington’s Blog, July 31, 2014)

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