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Bolivia has declared Israel a “terrorist state” and revoked a visa exemption agreement with Tel Aviv in protest at the ongoing Israeli attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip.

 

The move “means, in other words, we are declaring (Israel) a terrorist state,” President Evo Morales said during talks with a group of educators in the city of Cochabamba on Wednesday.

 

Morales added that the Israeli offensive shows “that Israel is not a guarantor of the principles of respect for life and the elementary precepts of rights that govern the peaceful and harmonious coexistence of our international community.”

 

Signed in 1972, the visa exemption agreement has allowed Israelis to travel freely to Bolivia without a visa.

 

Earlier this month, the Bolivian president called on the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to prosecute Israel for “crimes against humanity.”

 

The move came as a fresh Israeli airstrike on a busy market near Gaza City killed at least 17 people and injured dozens of others earlier in the day.

 

More than 1,300 Palestinians have been killed and thousands of others injured by the Israeli regime’s offensive against the coastal sliver since July 8.

 

The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, has been launching retaliatory attacks against Israel.

 

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/07/30/373426/bolivia-labels-israel-terrorist-regime/

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The United States has allowed Israel to use an American-owned munitions stockpile amid the ongoing assault on the Gaza Strip.

 

A US military official said on Thursday that the stockpile, which consists of missiles, armored vehicles and artillery ammunition, was given last week.

 

The emergency arms depot is located at a classified site inside Israel.

 

The munitions are part of a program managed by the US military and called War Reserves Stock Allies-Israel (WRSA-I).

 

“They didn’t ask for it from there but we gave it to them so we could rotate our stocks,” the official said.

 

Washington had allowed Tel Aviv to use the same arms depot during Israel’s 33-day war on Lebanon back in 2006.

 

Separately, US lawmakers are working on a bill that gives permission to the US government to provide millions of dollars for Israeli missile system known as Iron Dome.

 

On Monday, US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Israel urgently needs more financial aid from the United States for its offensive against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

 

Reid, a member of the Democratic Party, warned that the Obama administration’s $225 million request to aid Israel during its current war may not be enough, as the Zionist regime continues to massacre Palestinians in Gaza.

 

Israel has been relentlessly pounding the besieged territory for more than three weeks. More than 1,350 Palestinians have been killed and thousands wounded, including women and children. In retaliation, Palestinian resistance fighters have fired rockets into Israel.

 

The Israeli military is now threatening to escalate its war on the coastal enclave by warning Palestinians in areas around the Gaza City to leave their homes.

 

Last week, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel sent a letter to congressional leadership requesting $225 million in additional US funding for Israel’s Iron Dome, which is a short-range rocket defense system designed to intercept rockets and artillery shells fired from a range of between four and 70 kilometers.

 

The money would be in addition to the $351 million that’s already under discussion for Iron Dome in fiscal 2015. It would bring total funding to $576 million, compared with the $176 million requested by the Pentagon for the year that begins on October 1.

 

Israel already receives billions of dollars of American taxpayers’ money each year. Under an existing 10-year aid agreement between Washington and Tel Aviv signed in 2007, $30 billion of American money is flowing to Israel.

 

The US annual military aid to Israel has been elevated from $2.4 billion to $3.1 billion through 2017 under the existing agreement.

 

Meanwhile, US and Israeli officials have discussed a surge in US military aid to Israel in a new aid package that would extend through 2027.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/07/30/373440/us-gives-israel-munitions-for-gaza-war/

 

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Pat Robertson, who has been linked to the CIA and the diamonds used to finance al Qaeda.

Most of the big-name Christian leaders, such as Pat Robertson, Billy Graham and Gerry Falwell,  appear to work for Mossad and the CIA.CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS

Jerry Falwell, linked to the CIA and 9 11.
Most of the key Islamist leaders appear to work for Mossad and the CIA.
Yousef al-Khattab (above) is actually Joseph Leonard Cohen

Morten Storm (above) is the CIA and MI5 agent from Denmark used by the CIA and MI5 to finance Ikirma, aka Abdukadir Mohamed Abdukadir, the so-called ‘Kenya Mall attack mastermind’.

SPOT THE SPOOKS.

The above Jihadi is actually the grandson of a top Jew.

The Danish Imam  Abu Bilal Ismail (above) seems to be doing the work of Mossad and the CIA.Abu Bilal Ismail, while lecturing in Berlin, worked hard to give the impression that Moslems are mad.Abu Bilal Ismail is associated with a Danish mosque from where 22 young Danish men went to fight for the CIA and Mosad in Syria.


Journalist Mrutyuanjai Mishra (left) with the top Jew Geert Wilders (right)

Most of the journalists, worldwide, who comment on ‘terrorism’ appear to work for Mossad and the CIA.

CIA LIES SWALLOWED BY INDIAN MEDIA.

Israel is seeking to force European Jews to move to Israel, to populate its Greater Israel.

Mossad is stoking up the anti-Semitism.

Mrutyuanjai Mishra appears to love the Israeli child killers, the guys who did the attacks in Mumbai.

ISRAELIS, DRUGS AND TERROR IN GOA / KASAB FRAMED BY ISRAELIS / The Mumbai Attacks and the BJP and Israel

The horribly spooky Mrutyuanjai Mishra writes for Politiken, Denmark’s largest newspaper, and for newspapers such as The Times of India, and he also appears on TV.Mrutyuanjai Mishra recently wrote an article that could have been scripted by Mossad.Anti-Semitism in Europe rejuvenates the migration debate

Mishra writes:“One wonders why people would leave their safe environment in Europe and move permanently to a country where they cannot be sure if a rocket lands on their rooftop…”The Jewish diaspora feels safer in Israel than in Paris…”As long as anti-Semitism and hatred against Jews persists, it will automatically provoke migration of Jews out of European cities…”

Osama bin Laden was a Jew working for Mossad and the CIA.

OSAMA’S MOTHER 

Osama met his CIA contact in July 2001, just months before he died.

The CIA’s Bin Laden Hunter Was Ordered to Stand Down 10 Times according to an article in The New American 6 June 2011

KastariOn 27 February 2008, alleged terrorist Mas Selamat Kastari escaped from the Whitley Road Detention Centre, in Singapore.Kastari is the suspected Singapore leader of the Southeast Asian ‘terrorist network’ Jemaah Islamiyah.We can assume that Kastari was working for Mossad and the CIA.

Rashid RaufRashid Rauf, British ‘terrorist mastermind’ of the alleged plot to blow up at least 10 transatlantic airliners, escaped from custody.
We can assume that he works for Mossad and the CIA.

Jamal al-Badawi 
Jamal al-Badawi was convicted in 2004 of planning and carrying out the USS Cole bombing.He escaped from prison in 2004.(http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21480392/ )We can assume that he works for Mossad and the CIA.


Omar al-Faruq

Omar Al-Faruq was described as being the mastermind of the Bali bomb plot.

Al-Faruq was arrested in Bogor on June 5, 2002 and handed over to the US authorities.

Former Indonesian State Intelligence Coordinating Board (BAKIN) chief A.C. Manulang was quoted by Tempo as saying that Al-Faruq was most likely a CIA-recruited agent.

Omar Al-Faruq Recruited by The CIAA Pentagon official in Washington has confirmed that al-Faruq escaped from a U.S. detention facility in Bagram, Afghanistan, on 10 July 2005.
Pakistan News Service – PakTribune / Al-Qaeda man’s easy jail escape – World – smh.com.au 
Haroon Rashid Aswat (right)Haroon Rashid Aswat was described as being the mastermind of the 7 July London bombings.The authorities stated that Aswat had made mobile telephone calls to two of the 7 July bombers.

(‘Batley man’ linked to bin Laden and bombers – Yorkshire Evening Post)After Aswat was handed over to the UK police, Scotland Yard police headquarters said, on 7 August 2005, that detectives were not interested in speaking to Aswat about the London attacks.
(http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=13913208)Reportedly, Aswat worked for MI6.Haroon Rashid Aswat – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ayman al Zawahiri – Star of David background.

Ayman al Zawahiri, the current leader of al Qaeda, is Jewish.

Ayman al Zawahiri fought for the CIA in Bosnia. (aangirfan: Zawahiri)

His brother Zaiman al-Zawahiri fought for the CIA in Kosovo.

Ayman al Zawahiri was involved in the Luxor massacre.

According to January 2000 U.S. Congressional testimony, Ayman al-Zawahiri was granted U.S. residence by the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

One of the centres of operation for al-Zawahiri was London.

President Mubarak, after the Luxor massacre, stated: “There are people who carried out crimes and who were sentenced (in Egypt) and live on British soil.” (aangirfan: Zawahiri)

Anwar Al-Awlaki (above) was born in the USA.

He was once a chaplain at George Washington University.

He was recruited by the CIA.

On 21st October 2010, Al Qaeda’s Anwar Al-Awlaki was ‘invited to the Pentagon for lunch after 9 11′.

In 1996 and in 1997, Al-Awlaki was arrested in San Diego for soliciting prostitutes.[14][38][58][59]

Al-Awlaki studied at George Washington University which is known for having close ties to the intelligence community.

(Anwar al-Awlaki and ‘CIA Islam’)

Fox News says it has documents revealing how Anwar Al-Awlaki, a top man in al Qaeda, met high-ranking US military personnel just months after the 9 11 atrocities.

According to the documents, Awlaki was taken to the U.S. Department of Defense’s headquarters, to have lunch, in the immediate aftermath of the 9 11 attacks.

AL-QAEDA IN MANCHESTER AND LONDON.


The Koran is based on the Jewish religion. And this guy is an actor.

Moslems originally bowed towards Jerusalem. Not much has changed.On 30 July 2014, United Nations officials described the killing of sleeping children as a disgrace to the world and accused Israel of a serious violation of international law after a school in Gaza being used to shelter Palestinian families was shelled.At least 15 people, mostly children and women, died when the school in Jabaliya refugee camp was hit by five shells during a night of relentless bombardment across Gaza. More than 100 people were injured.Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, said the attack was “outrageous and unjustifiable” and demanded “accountability and justice”. The UN said its officials had repeatedly given details of the school and its refugee population to Israel.

UN: ‘world stands disgraced’ as shelter for Gaza children is shelled by Israel

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A new Holocaust is imminent, if one is to believe Israeli MPs, who spent the afternoon berating European officials about the growing antiwar protests across their countries, centered on criticizing the Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip.Officials blamed “one-sided” media reports on the large number of dead civilians in Israel’s attack, and demanded the European Union impose “strict regulations on the format and content” of antiwar demonstrations going forward.

Some of the EU officials present, notably Danish officials, insisted that they had a right to free expression that would be abridged by the proposed “regulations,” but Israeli officials were having none of it, insisting that criticism of Israel was anti-Semitism in and of itself, and that “there is a difference between free speech and incendiary speech.”

The Israeli proposal would see the creation of a Special Commissioner in the European Union that would empowered to “monitor” antiwar protesters and restrict them from portraying Israel an “an aggressor” during its assorted invasions of Palestinian territory.

http://news.antiwar.com/2014/07/28/citing-holocaust-israel-demands-strict-regulation-of-antiwar-protests-in-europe/

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Besides the manipulated media spewing the Zionist party line and repressing the truth, we’re seeing a barrage of psychotic postings of every type all over the internet attempting to stamp out legitimate information that, of course, is not in their favor.

Take “Johnny Paleswine” for example, who reared his ugly fascist head today trying to get a comment by on my website in response to Psycho Israel Drops White Phosphorus Bombs on Gazans – Again.  

Apparently putting the words “Psycho” and “Israel” together hits their internet search hot buttons – Bingo!

“Israel is doing it the Anglo Muslim way. Anglos and Muslims have been competing who can kill, rape and displace more humans. Anglos killed, displaced millions from Colombia to Australia and have no shame. Same for Muslims.

Two races that love to kill.

Zen cares so much for the children. How many children have been massacred by MUSLIMS in SYRIA?? Over 11,000. No tears for them. Jews are not doing it so who cares.

YOU ARE THE COWARD – ISIS is coming to the USA.”

He’s right on one thing, others have also perpetrated horrific atrocities on populations, but that doesn’t excuse the wicked actions of Zionism. What an ignorant, obviously manipulated diversion. But their age old smokescreen is coming down as this ilk furiously fights to establish their illegitimacy with the same old polluted war of words.

Also notice the veiled threat, a common thread of these intimidators – this element cannot help but pop out in their programmed spew. “YOU ARE THE COWARD – ISIS is coming to the USA.” Convoluted warning to say the least. Somewhat reminiscent of 9/11 and the pre-knowledge of the 5 dancing Israeli Mossad agents sent admittedly to “witness the event”. Apparently the agenda is plain to the insiders and they can’t help but spill the beans.

Creating the supposed threat, as in ISIS or Al Qaida, then use it as cover for their dastardly acts to perpetrate their war mongering agenda sure comes to mind. A common tactic of totalitarian powers, the US being the prime example along side Israel.

If you want to know where this guy could easily have cme from, here’s one of the Zionist’s disinformation centers:

war_room_flag

 

“This article was published on July 14, 2014. The death toll in Gaza as of today, July 23, 2014, reaches 678 according to Al-Akhbar. Students at the IDC Herzliya “war room,” seen here in a screenshot, focus on posting propaganda justifying Israel’s attack on Gaza on Facebook.

A video accompanying the Ynet report shows rows of students beavering away at computers in a hall with a sign on its door saying “Advocacy Room” in English. In Hebrew, it says “Hasbara war room.” Go HERE for more.

Propaganda Warfare is their First Line of Offense

Such media rhetoric and attempts at intimidation are just another manifestation of the Zionist psychopathy of death we’re currently witnessing in the Gaza massacre. It’s the same evil source that has perpetrated not just massively murderous world wars, but death dealing false flags for over a century, including 9/11, which kicked off this ramped up stage of madness. On top of it, they not only use any wicked tactic their dark hearts imagine to further their agendas of control and expansion, but they massively profit from not just the war machine and the induced giving by blinded supporters, but by brazen pre-set insurance and investment scams, as in the case of the cockroach Larry Silverstein and a host of others.

All in plain sight as if no one would notice. Absolute insanity right in humanity’s face.

We’re witnessing the death throes of a frenzied, savage beast that needs to be put down. And fast.

Instead, in our currently upside down Orwellian world, violent Israeli mobs are free to attack pro-Palestinian protesters, the latter of whom instead get arrested, as Israeli onlookers of the Gaza bombardment cheer and party as they watch the slaughter of innocents. But speak up with even a college classroom presentation of the Palestinian perspective of what’s going on and their true history, and Zionist controlled Amerika Inc will have you harassed and muzzled, even in uber-liberal academia. This case brought on by just from one loud mouthed Zionist student’s complaint, who, incredibly, was told to “report back” to the college board whether the professor complied with their “guidelines”! All for teaching facts and then showing the amazing true to life award winning film 5 Broken Cameras in a course regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The conditioning is deep. That’s their strong suit – outright lying, with complete impudence. The slaughter of anyone who gets in their way just comes with their psychotic, anti-human territory.

Words of Warfare and Extermination

You don’t have to look far for this kind of inhuman rhetoric. It’s front and center in the mainstream news. These parasitic forces are in our faces like never before, bold and brazen. That they are in the least bit tolerated, never mind encouraged, is almost beyond belief.

Just look at these examples of the present day onslaught against human dignity and life:

For one, the threat of rape is apparently free game: “Dr. Mordechai Kedar stated that the only way to force “terrorists” to think twice about their actions is the threat of the rape of their sisters and mothers.” Source

Or consider this from an Israeli official:

Ayelet Shaked of the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home party called for the slaughter of Palestinian mothers who give birth to “little snakes.”

“They have to die and their houses should be demolished so that they cannot bear any more terrorists,” Shaked said, adding, “They are all our enemies and their blood should be on our hands. This also applies to the mothers of the dead terrorists.”

The remarks are considered as a call for genocide as she declared that all Palestinians are Israel’s enemies and must be killed.

Source

Or this outrage:

Dov Lior, an Israeli rabbi from the illegal settlement of Kiryat Arba in the occupied West Bank, said in the ruling that it is “okay” to kill innocent civilians and destroy Gaza.

The ruling also says that it is not necessary to check if the people targeted are civilians or non-civilians.

The rabbi’s ruling authorizes all means of targeting the people, such as “denying supplies or electricity.” He further says military forces are allowed “to bomb the whole area according to the discretion of the army…” Source

Getting the mindset and picture? Downright nasty and demonic, in plain view. Horrific to say the least.

Yet the Genocide Still Continues

In the midst of this “word warfare” which will no doubt see duplicitous stalling “truce proposals” coming to the fore as the mass murder and forced evictions continue until the desired result, the reign of terror over Gaza keeps escalating. And with only selective reporting, as usual. Painting Israel as the victim is the exact same false premise the US “War on Terror” is based, and for the uninformed it works like a charm.

Threaten a population with a fabricated threat and the game is fully contained, defined and directed.

The enemies of Israel have been painted in the same Orwellian Newspeak manner – “they” are coming after us therefore THEY need to be destroyed.” Easy, breezy. Scared, brain dead uninformed inhabitants will run for cover and cry for protection in a heartbeat. Whomever sounded the alarm only has to sound believable to get them going..i.e. the state run media, and they’ll dutifully and blindly respond.

Meanwhile the reality of children, mothers, the elderly, hospitals and all rescuers being targeted at this very moment escapes what should be the mass reality. Disgusting beyond belief.

http://www.zengardner.com/word-warfare-rabid-psychotic-zionism/

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Israel in urgent need of more US money for war on Gaza: Harry Reid

28 July 2014 US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid [apparently, also a sociopath] says Israel urgently needs more financial aid from the United States for its offensive against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. On Monday afternoon, Reid, a member of the Democratic Party, warned that the Obama administration’s $225 million request to aid Israel during its current war may not be enough, as Israel continues to massacre Palestinians in Gaza. More than 1,050 Palestinians have been killed and thousands wounded, including women and children. In retaliation, Palestinian resistance fighters have fired rockets into Israel.

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For a shamefully bloody example of how little single issue identity politics can mean, check out the unity of supporters and opponents of same sex marriage, supporters and opponents of abortion, and supporters and opponents of every other divisive issue clouding the minds of a population kept from acting as a democratic majority, we need look no further than the disgrace of this government’s congress voting to approve and finance the current Israeli slaughter in Gaza.

Note that all our taxes, without exception for straight, gay, people of color, people of no color, Catholics, jews, Mormons, Baptists, agnostics, atheists and those somehow in between are used to finance the apartheid state that continues to murder with impunity while congress applauds its massacres as “defense” against a menace presented by people fighting for a homeland stolen from them by invaders.

Note also that alleged liberals, alleged conservatives and alleged moderates unite as one. The Tea Party conservative right to the right of the republican conservative right? Viva Israel! The progressive pseudo left of the Democratic Party, left of the liberal left of that party? Viva Israel ! The black, women’s, Latino and assorted other alleged group/caucus’s divided by their employers and financers to maintain minority rule by the rich? Vive Israel! It should make us all so proud of our democracy, especially those among us who will march off to the polls and vote for what they think represents a difference at the next opportunity to rubber stamp what corporate capital and individual wealth dictate are our choices.

And while this farce continues, massacres go on all over the world to perpetuate a debased system of political economics that threatens the entire planet, but nowhere with the bloody malignancy displayed in what was once Palestine and became Israel. And the horror of that reality would stop in a microsecond if the USA were to make it so by ending its racist support for a regime that follows neatly in the footsteps of our own origins in nearly destroying a native population to create our own.

We got away with it hundreds of years ago, but with an arrogance to redefine chutzpah, Israel has attempted it in modern times and succeeded against all moral, intellectual and political standards, simply by killing, ethnically cleansing, and stealing land, all with the passionate support of the USA’s political class, financed by American dollars that buy continued support for Israel the way a john’s dollars buy the compliance of a sex worker. This political pimping and whoring cannot and will not go on forever, but how much more can the people of a nation with absolutely no connection to the nazi assault on european jews suffer before that part of the world not purchased by blood money, or ignorant due to its own suffering says: enough, already!

More than a thousand Gaza citizens have been murdered as this is written, with only a relative handful being armed opponents of the regime. And still, major media and politicians are either silent or boisterously waving the Israeli flag as if it were their own. They would be more honest to wave their bankbooks and political paychecks for performance that would be judged as treason if it were exercised for any other foreign country.

And all this goes on while the same media and politicians rave on about the alleged guilt of Putin, Russia and the evil empire that was once communist and now is capitalist but still operates as an inducer of military spending in the trillions while thousands of americans live in the streets and millions pay taxes for the warfare state that benefits so few at such cost for so many. How long can this continue?

Not much longer, and the growth in criticism for the anti-human horror has expanded all over the world and may yet act as a catalyst in a global demand for democracy that will end injustice and economic slavery for all and not just some. But there has to be a beginning to that global turnaround and it had better be that we face the ugly reality of Palestine before that ugliness unleashes further horrors not only in Gaza, the West Bank and all of Palestine – which is the real occupied territory – but that will bring them home to us in a fashion to make the 911 attacks seem almost benign by comparison.

Lets not wait for someone to be driven over the edge and walk into a large place with a small nuke in a satchel, or aim a nuclear weapon armed drone at us the way we aim drones at others, or some other act of perverse sadism that will be provoked by the politics of mass murder currently still accepted by too many us as simple geopolitics and state craft.

Our system is in a state of slow but steady breakdown and the pace is speeding up. Some will continue to profit and acquire more billions and there will remain a trickle down to professionals and others serving them. But it cannot last. The rich are growing richer and smaller in number while the upper middle class is often struggling to remain so, and what was the middle is expanding its debt to merely survive. More important the greater population and environment are sinking fast under the same short sighted policies that destroy long term life supports for short term profits. That is the same system that is murdering Palestinians at temporary profit for some Israelis and Americans, but to all our ultimate loss and potential doom. Wake up, act up and end this brutality and maybe move closer to ending all brutality provoked by the economy of profit for only some and loss, ever greater, for almost all.

email: fpscott@gmail.com

Frank Scott writes  political commentary and satire which appears online at the blog Legalienate

http://legalienate.blogspot.com

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If my fellow Americans understood the history of Israel and Palestine, their views would change overnight … and they would demand that Israel no longer be given unconditional support and blank checks to do whatever they want:

Postscript: Former Israeli Minister: Calling people who criticize Israeli policy “anti-semitic. It’s a trick … we always use it”.

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Insane in the membrane: U.S. Senate sets $225 million for Israel’s Iron Dome in emergency bill

22 Jul 2014 U.S. Senate DemocRATs included $225 million for Israel’s Iron Dome rocket interception system in an emergency funding bill on Tuesday that also cut $1 billion from President Barack Obama’s request for $3.7 billion to deal with thousands of undocumented child immigrants [so corpora-terrorists can eventually get more cheap labor]. More than 600 people – most of them Palestinians – have been killed in the current conflict between Israel and militants in Gaza…U.S. lawmakers tend to be heavily pro-Israel. [Too bad Detroit isn’t Tel Aviv.

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A political commentator says Israel is using US-supplied chemical weapons to target Palestinians in Gaza amid the regime’s deadly offensive against the blockaded territory, Press TV reports.

In an interview with Press TV on Sunday, Gordon Duff, a senior editor at Veterans Today, said Washington’s supplying of chemical weapons to the Tel Aviv regime “is one of the shames of the American relationship with Israel.”

The analyst added that the US has given “an infinite number of chemical weapons” to Israel, stressing that the regime has “burnt many Palestinian children” using US-supplied “white phosphorous bombs.”

Washington “is underwriting and paying for all of this and this is clearly a violation of any number of provisions within the Geneva Conventions and the United States should very well be held accountable,” added Duff.

Israeli warplanes began pounding the impoverished Gaza Strip on July 8. The Israeli military also launched a ground offensive against the blockaded coastal sliver on July 17.

New reports say the Tel Aviv regime’s latest indiscriminate attacks against Gaza have so far killed nearly 500 people, with a large number of the fatalities being women and children. More than 3,000 people have also been injured in the assaults.

On July 18, Ashraf al-Qudra, a spokesperson for the Health Ministry in Gaza, said Tel Aviv is using a “strange toxic gas” against Palestinians in the coastal enclave, adding that dozens suffered from suffocation after inhaling a white poisonous gas fired by the Israeli military.

In an interview with Press TV on July 13, Erik Fosse, a Norwegian doctor in Gaza, also criticized Israel for using cancer-inducing bombs against Palestinian civilians.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/07/21/372175/israel-using-ussupplied-cw-in-gaza/

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US tax dollars at work: Israel using flechette shells in Gaza

20 Jul 2014 The Israeli military is using flechette shells, which spray thousands of tiny and potentially lethal metal darts, in its military operation in Gaza. Six flechette shells were fired towards the village of Khuzaa, east of Khan Younis, on 17 July, according to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights. The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) did not deny using the shells in the conflict. B’Tselem, an Israeli human rights organisation, describes a flechette shell as “an anti-personnel weapon that is generally fired from a tank.”

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Senator Al Franken of Minnesota

The Senate yesterday unanimously passed a resolution backed by the Israel lobby group AIPAC expressing support for Israel’s attack on Gaza and saying not a word about Palestinian deaths.

The Hill says that the resolution passed “through a unanimous consent agreement.”

“The United States Senate is in Israel’s camp,” [South Carolina Senator Lindsey] Graham said on the Senate floor Thursday.

The resolution describes Palestinian attacks on Israel as “unprovoked” and says not a word about Palestinian deaths, but speaks of the survival of Israel in urging the dissolution of the unified Palestinian government:

Reaffirms the United States’ support for Israel’s right to defend its citizens and ensure the survival of the State of Israel…

Calls on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to dissolve the unity governing arrangement with Hamas and condemn the attacks on Israel.

NJ Senator Cory Booker blamed Hamas for the violence:

“I strongly condemn the heinous attacks being perpetrated by Hamas and other terrorist groups against Israel. No country should have to live under a constant threat of aggression against its people, and I stand shoulder to shoulder with Israel as it defends itself against this shocking violence. My heart goes out to the citizens of Israel and the countless civilians in Gaza caught in this Hamas-initiated violence.”

MJ Rosenberg says it’s all about pro-Israel money, and that Senators have a double standard for US military actions and Israeli ones:

Note that even progressive saints Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken, Sherrod Brown, and Bernie Sanders found nothing in this to object to.

For the record, no U.S. military adventure has had the support of all hundred senators in decades. But, hey, this is Israel. And, more important, this is AIPAC. And cash. 

Here’s more about the money from the Israel lobby. The Nation is reporting that the “anti-Iran lobby machine dominates Capitol Hill.” Reporter Eli Clifton is frank about “The Money Behind the Lobby”:

Sheldon Adelson
Chairman and CEO, Las Vegas Sands Corporation
Estimated worth: $36.8 billion
Iran-related contributions:
Over $1.5 million to the FDD [Foundation for the Defense of Democracies] between 2008 and 2011;
at least $1.04 million to AIPAC since 2007

• In October 2013, Adelson—who along with his wife, Miriam, was the GOP’s biggest donor during the 2012 presidential campaign—said the United States should drop a nuclear bomb in the Iranian desert to persuade Tehran to abandon its nuclear program.

Paul Singer
Founder, Elliot Management hedge fund
Estimated worth: $1.5 billion.
Iran-related contributions:
$3.6 million to the FDD between 2008 and 2011;
$1.5 million to AIPAC between 2010 and 2011

• Singer was listed as the American Enterprise Institute’s second-largest donor in 2009, giving $2.31 million to the organization between 2009 and 2011. He was also a major fundraiser for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign.

Bernard Marcus
Co-founder, Home Depot
Estimated worth: $3.6 billion
Iran-related contributions:
$10.7 million to the FDD between 2008 and 2011,
making him its biggest donor in that period;
$2.1 million to the FDD in 2012;
$650,000 to the AEI between 2007 and 2012;
$2.45 million to AIPAC between 2007 and 2012

• In the 2012 presidential campaign, Marcus contributed $60,000 to the Republican National Committee and $20,000 to a Mitt Romney Super PAC; he also maxed out his personal contributions to the Romney campaign.

The contributions to AIPAC from all three donors were directed to the American Israel Education Foundation, which calls itself “the charitable organization affiliated with AIPAC.”

That last organization, AIEF, is what sent Florida Democratic Congresswoman Kathy Castor to Israel. And Castor refused to say anything publicly on behalf of her Palestinian-American constituent Tarek Abu Khdeir, who was brutally beaten by Israeli police.

Let’s be clear about this. Democrats are getting support from an organization backed by Republican high-roller Sheldon Adelson, who called on Obama to nuke Iran. Support for Israel transcends American politics. It has not been politicized. Even Rand Paul supported the Gaza resolution yesterday.

http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/resolution-supporting-israel.html

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July 10, 2014

Bombs are falling and people are dying in Gaza. It’s headline news in America’s mass media. As usual, though, we get only today’s events, with no historical context to explain what’s really going on and why.

The crucial piece of history our mass media ignore is that one basic principle has always guided Israel’s foreign policy: Keep the perceived enemies divided; never let them unite.

That’s why Israel aided the creation of Hamas in the 1980s. The Israeli government feared the prospect of all Palestinians uniting under the flag of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, dominated by Yassir Arafat’s Fatah party. Hamas seemed to offer a counterweight.

The recent reconciliation of Hamas and Fatah raises that specter again. Israeli leaders want to stop it at all costs, to drive a wedge into the uneasy peace between the rival Palestinian parties. Hence the onslaught against Hamas and Gaza.

Though he’s in his 90s, the veteran Israeli politician and commentator Uri Avnery can see it all quite clearly. After three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped in the occupied West Bank, “the Netanyahu government immediately saw in the incident an auspicious opportunity. Without the least evidence (as far as we know) it accused Hamas. The next day,” he wrote, the Israelis “started an attempt to eradicate Hamas in the West Bank,” with massive arrests of Hamas leaders.

“The main aim,” Avnery posits, “is to pressure Mahmoud Abbas to abandon the inter-Palestinian reconciliation and to destroy the new experts-only Palestinian government. Abbas resists. He is already widely denounced in Palestine, because of the ongoing close cooperation between his security forces and the Israeli ones, even while the Israeli operation is continuing.”

Avnery wrote that before Israel began bombing Gaza, where Hamas rules. Surely he, and Israeli government strategists, knew that the crackdown on Hamas would provoke some ineffectual rocket fire by splinter groups in Gaza, giving Israel an excuse to blame Hamas for those rockets, too, and begin bombing Gaza.

Now that so many Palestinians have died, the pressure on Abbas to “get tough” is all the greater. So is the pressure on Hamas to fight back, to abandon the nonviolent policy that was so basic to the Fatah-Hamas unity government. The more rockets fly out of Gaza, the harder it will be to patch up the Fatah-Hamas split. And the easier it will be for Israel to go on making its disingenuous case: How can we negotiate a peace with “terrorists” who want to destroy us?

The Israeli government must have predicted all this when it first pinned blame on Hamas for the kidnappings, although it could present no evidence to support the charge. Anyone who has followed the conflict for very long could have predicted it. The logic of Israel’s strategy, however deadly, is easy enough to see.

So why is that strategy so glaringly absent from U.S. press coverage of the current conflict? Are American journalists in Jerusalem just too ignorant to get it? That’s possible, but it doesn’t seem likely.

What’s more likely is that their perceptions and the perceptions of their editors are in a sort of tunnel vision. They can only see what long-standing American myths allow them to see. Two myths have dominated the history of American perceptions of the Israel-Palestine — or what’s often called, more broadly and misleadingly, the “Israel-Arab” — conflict.

From the time that the State of Israel was born in 1948 and immediately plunged into war with neighboring nations, the U.S. news media tended to treat it as a “tit for tat” struggle. It’s a story that’s been familiar to Americans since colonial times: In the Old World, there’s just this inexplicable urge for nations to fight each other. “Inexplicable” means we don’t have to try to understand the context, nor the motives of each side. They just hate each other and will go on fighting forever.

That’s a widespread view, in this country, of the Israeli-Palestinian struggle. It’s showing up once again in headline after headline that all boil down to “Israel and Hamas Trade Bomb Attacks” — period, as if nothing more need be said.

In the aftermath of the Six-Day War of 1967 a second myth came to the fore in the U.S., one that saw Israel as a permanent victim of constant hatred and attack from its neighbors. It’s familiar to Americans from endless hours of watching television: cowboys against Indians, cops against robbers, and any number of other variants on the “good guys against bad guys” myth — with no doubt allowed, in this case, that Israel is the good guy. Maybe we should call it the “Israel can do no wrong” myth.

That’s also a widespread view showing up now in headlines in this country, even in our most influential newspapers, like: “Rockets Hit Israeli Heartland as Offensive Begins.” Though the story speaks of Israel’s offensive against Gaza, the cursory reader (and aren’t most readers cursory?) who sees only headlines would assume that it’s Hamas on the offensive — “as usual,” the mythic voice adds subliminally. After all, that voice says, Hamas is a “terrorist organization,” isn’t it? Israel’s just defending itself, isn’t it?

Now these two myths are working together to put blinders on American journalism.

The “tit for tat” myth is probably dominant, for historical reasons. Beginning with Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon, when its army stood by knowingly while hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Palestinians were massacred in the Sabra and Shatilla refugee camps, American journalists began to back away from the “Israel can do no wrong” myth. Over the years, they’ve increasingly informed us that some blame must be ascribed to Israeli policies.

In U.S. coverage of the current situation, though, even the rare explicit critique of Israel usually reinforces the mythic perspective.

For example, the New York Times’ Isabel Kershner briefly mentioned one criticism: “Israeli experts often describe Israel’s periodic campaigns in Gaza in terms of ‘mowing the grass,’ with the limited goals of curbing rocket fire, destroying as much of the militant groups’ infrastructure as possible and restoring deterrence. Critics say the use of such terminology is dehumanizing to Palestinians and tends to minimize the toll on civilians as well as militants.”

But anyone reading Kershner’s report, or viewing the Times’ web video on “Mowing the Grass,” is likely to conclude that, even if the terminology is dehumanizing, the practice makes perfect sense, because the war can be understood only as “tit for tat” or “good guys against bad guys.” In such a war, the stronger nation would naturally want to “mow the grass” every so often.

There is no place in American mass media coverage for any other viewpoint — and certainly not for the aim that so obviously motivates Israel’s current attack on Hamas and Gaza: destroying the infant rapprochement between the two Palestinian parties and thus easing the international pressures on Israel to end the occupation of the West Bank and the isolation of Gaza. That just doesn’t fit into the prevailing mythic framework.

Of course Israel’s strategy is shaped by its own long-standing mythology. I’ve called it the myth of Israel’s insecurity — the story that says Jews will always be under attack from enemies who want to destroy their state simply out of anti-semitic hatred. Avnery calls it “the ghetto reflex, formed by centuries of persecution, for Jews to stand together against the evil goyim [gentiles].” This myth is now powerful enough among Israeli Jews to drive the political policies of their government.

Every political myth has some elements of fact wrapped up in its imaginary structure. Surely there is anti-semitism among some Palestinians. Surely Hamas is under pressure from other militaristic factions in Gaza and therefore uses its rockets to keep its political power. Surely there is now such a long history of animosity that it’s a difficult cycle to break.

But in myth the imaginary overwhelms the factual, dictating that many facts — often the most crucial facts — be left out.

So the Israeli government, and the vast majority of Israeli Jews, ignored the obvious fact that whoever kidnapped and presumably killed those three Israeli teenagers did not act on behalf of Hamas, much less the Palestinian people as a whole. On the contrary, the kidnappers no doubt intended to break up the reconciliation of Fatah and Hamas. They were able to understand, as clearly as Avnery, that the Israelis would react with violence and thus undermine the reconciliation. Tragically, as so often, the extremists on both sides became partners in pushing toward a common goal.

More basically, the Israelis have ignored for years the Hamas offer of a long-term truce during which the two sides would negotiate a permanent peace, including a de facto recognition of Israel by Hamas.

Here in the U.S., the Hamas offer was beginning to get some notice a couple of years ago; there was a glimmer of possibility that a new myth, more true to the facts, was in the making.

But now it has disappeared. Hamas is routinely described as “committed to Israel’s destruction.” That, too, is once again part of the prevailing mythology, making it easier for U.S. media to restrict coverage of the current events to the “tit for tat” and “good guys against bad guys” myths.

The combination of these two myths dictates that Americans must be given the Israeli version of events: The kidnappers become not isolated individual criminals but merely “Palestinians,” and the mythic tale of Hamas, or perhaps simply “the Palestinians,” launching a deadly attack on an innocent Israel now passes for reality. Meanwhile, the obvious strategic purpose of Israel’s response is ignored.

Yet the history of the U.S. mass media’s reporting on Israel shows that mythic frameworks can change. Another change, bringing myth closer to reality, is always possible. And if not now, as a famous Jew once said, when?

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THE ISRAELI TWIN – Why would Israel have a plane identical to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in storage in Tel Aviv? The plane in this photo is Boeing 777 2H6(ER) first flown in July 1998, Construction No. 28416* (Original Reg. No. 9M-MRI), an identical twin of the missing plane, which was given a new registration number (N105GT) and flown to Israel in November 2013.
EN ROUTE TO ISRAEL, NOVEMBER 4, 2013 – The former Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-2H6(ER) (now a GA Telesis plane with new registration as N105GT) departs the Aéroport Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées en route to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport, November 4, 2013.
THE TWIN PLANE IN TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, DECEMBER 2013 – What are the Israelis doing with this retired Malaysia Airlines plane in a hanger in Tel Aviv? Could it be part of a false-flag terror plot in the making? Where is this plane today? Note – The link to this photo is still active on an Israeli forum dated December 2, 2013. The original posting is at the top (with JPG tag) at: http://www.tapuz.co.il/forums2008/viewmsg.aspx
THE MISSING PLANE – A photo by Bernhard Ebner of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in Amsterdam, May 5, 2013. This plane, a Boeing 777-2H6(ER) with Construction No. 28420, Reg. No. 9M-MRO, was first flown on May 14, 2002, and delivered to Malaysia Airlines on May 31, 2002. It is thought to have crashed into the southern Indian Ocean on March 8, 2014.
Source: http://www.planespotters.net/Aviation_Photos/search.php

Source for Israeli Twin Plane Data:
http://www.planespotters.net/Production_List/Boeing/777/28416,N105GT-GA-Telesis-php

Source for Missing Plane Data:
http://www.planespotters.net/Production_List/Boeing/777/28420,9M-MRO-Malaysia-Airlines.php

See more at: http://www.bollyn.com/home/#article_11686
– See more at: http://www.bollyn.com/are-the-israelis-planning-another-9-11-using-the-missing-777/#sthash.fRmJypqh.dpuf

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