Tag: Israel

Biden hopes to preside over Israel-Saudi wedding | The Electronic Intifada

Reinforcing US hegemonyOn the campaign trail, Biden pledged that as president he would make the Saudi kingdom a “pariah” for the killing of Khashoggi. He also said he would not sell more weapons to Saudi Arabia.But it appears that the benefits of thawing of relations outweigh such promises.The unnamed senior White House official who briefed media said that while the administration imposed the so-called “Khashoggi ban” on more than 70 Saudi individuals and entities, rekindling ties is critical.“While we recalibrate relations, we’re not seeking to rupture relations, because Saudi Arabia has been a strategic partner of the United States for eight decades,” the official said Tuesday.Saudi Arabia is also the United States’ largest arms customer, accounting for a quarter of US weapons sold world

Biden hopes to preside over Israel-Saudi wedding | The Electronic Intifada

In Demolishing Muslim protestors’ homes, India is taking a Leaf from of Israel’s Book

Over the weekend Indian authorities bulldozed several homes belonging to Muslims in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh (UP). The homeowners were alleged to have taken part in organised protests on Friday in response to inflammatory remarks about the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) made by the now ousted spokesperson for the country’s ruling-Hindu hardline BJP party. It is the latest provocation against India’s sizeable Muslim population, following a high-court decision in March in the southern Karnataka state to ban women wearing the hijab in schools and colleges.

Source: In Demolishing Muslim protestors’ homes, India is taking a Leaf from of Israel’s Book

Western Sympathy for White Ukrainian Refugees, while ignoring, demonizing Palestinian Refugees from Israeli Aggression

Putin uses Israeli propaganda to justify his war against Ukraine. ” I’m defending Russia and it’s people from a hostile force,” The West says nothing when Israel does it but is united when Russia does. There is a sickening double standard at play here.

When Occupied Palestinians protest the attempt of government-backed Israeli squatters to invade their homes and steal their land, it is reported in the European and US press, if it is reported as all, as “clashes” between Palestinians and Israelis, as though both sides were equally to blame. Or reporters hint around that Palestinians have an innate tendency to terrorism. In the below clip the BBC characterizes the “clash” as over “a hilltop,” as though Palestinian-owned land were a joke. No one asks, what are Israelis even doing in the Palestinian West Bank, much less stealing more land from its owners?

Source: Western Sympathy for White Ukrainian Refugees, while ignoring, demonizing Palestinian Refugees from Israeli Aggression

Want to understand Putin’s invasion? Look at Israel’s occupation

Palestinian protesters demonstrate and burn tires near the Israel-Gaza fence during the Great Return March, April 13, 2018. (Sliman Khader/Flash90)

Beyond political conjecture, however, there is something deeper at play here. The way Putin frames Russian state violence is very similar to the rhetoric and word play Israel has been using in its wars against the Palestinians and Arab states for decades.

Source: Want to understand Putin’s invasion? Look at Israel’s occupation

Why Putin’s Denial of Ukrainian Statehood and Israel’s Denial of Palestinian Statehood are Crimes against History

(Informed Comment) – In his incendiary speech on Ukraine on Monday, Vladimir Putin alleged that Ukraine does not really exist, that it is an artificial construct of the Communist period, crafted by Vladimir Lenin. He declared, “Ukraine never had a tradition of genuine statehood.” When I heard that, it reminded me of the Israeli propaganda line that there has never in history been a Palestine. Denying a people their right to national sovereignty today by arguing that they lacked it in the past thus seems to be a typical move of expansionist states like Russia and Israel, bent on dominating their neighbors.

Source: Why Putin’s Denial of Ukrainian Statehood and Israel’s Denial of Palestinian Statehood are Crimes against History

Israel is rolling out fourth doses of COVID vaccines. Should Australia do the same?

Morrison blamed Itagi for the delays in approving RATs. Journalist Michael Pascoe of the New Daily proved he was lying. Itagi had approved their use as far back as August last year. It was on Morrison’s head to act and he didn’t. Itagi has already approved a 4th dose of vaccine for the vulnerable and again is simply waiting for Morrison to act. He hasn’t will he blame on them again?

Email Twitter6 Facebook184 LinkedIn Print While Australia’s booster program of COVID vaccines is just getting going, governments overseas are evaluating the need for a fourth dose program. Earlier this year, Israel began offering a fourth dose of the Pfizer mRNA vaccine to people who are immunocompromised, older people, and front line health workers. Israeli medical experts have since suggested fourth doses for everyone over 18. A number of other countries are deploying or considering a fourth dose program. Meanwhile, the UK have ruled it out for the time being. In Australia, a fourth dose for significantly immunocompromised people – such as those with certain cancers – was approved by ATAGI in early January and is being evaluated for other high-risk populations by the government. While there is evidence a fourth dose would help protect our most vulnerable, it may not be the answer for the broader Australian community.

Source: Israel is rolling out fourth doses of COVID vaccines. Should Australia do the same?

Amnesty calls on Australia to condemn Israel after Morrison dismisses apartheid claim | Australian foreign policy | The Guardian

Prime minister Scott Morrison dismissed Amnesty International’s report on Israel conducting apartheid against Palestinians, saying ‘no country is perfect’

Morrison doesn’t look in the rear vision. Israel’s history since 1967 has been a constant image of a State becoming less perfect so much soit appeared to be suffering from Stockholm Syndrome. Today it controls world’s biggest concentration camp consisting of in the main 2M women and children. It supplies arms and spyware to the worlds extreme despots. Every decade it has become less Liberal, cosied up closer to right-wing regimes and is now clearly an Apartheid State. Israel hasn’t improved but has diminished the lives of its Christian and Muslim citizens while illegally occuping the lands of surrounding States and territories and it continues to do so. The 66% majority of Jews around the world, the diaspora, aren’t listening to the call to come home and settle in Israel and increasingly believe Israel has shamed them and Judaism.

China’s on the other hand has improved the lives of 1.3 billion people and there’s Morrison and Dutton Australia’s noted concentration camp guards maintain they haven’t and supporting them. Morrison’s whitewash of Israeli crime “nobody is perfect”. While social life is worse for 25% of Israel’s citizens and national service a mandate. Chinese health, education, income, and freedoms have improved for 99,5% of China’s on every social metric. How many millions do we see free to roam the world and aren’t aren’t running away boosting Morrison’s economy compared with Palestinians. Under Morrison’s watch skilled Australians have been leaving Australia and we have shrunk and slid down in comparison to other OECD countries on all economic and social metrics while having grown on the global corruption polluters indexes, particularly to when the ALP were running the country during the GFC. That’s fact and not just propaganda.

Scott Morrison told reporters “no country is perfect”, in response to Amnesty’s 280-page report on Israel. A spokesperson for the foreign affairs minister, Marise Payne, told Guardian Australia: “We do not agree with the report’s characterizations of Israel, and we remain a firm supporter of the state of Israel.”

Source: Amnesty calls on Australia to condemn Israel after Morrison dismisses apartheid claim | Australian foreign policy | The Guardian

As Iran Negotiates on Nuclear Deal, Americans Wrongly believe it has a Bomb — and that Israel Doesn’t!

How the Fuck is this possible in 2021?

“more Americans think Iran possesses nuclear weapons than think Israel does. While Israel has been known to possess nuclear weapons for decades (without officially acknowledging it) and Iran is not known to have ever possessed any, the American public perception presumes a different reality: 60.5%, including 70.6% of Republicans and 52.6% of Democrats, say Iran possesses nuclear weapons — compared to 51.7% who say Israel does, including 51.7% of Republicans and 51.9% of Democrats. More Americans think Iran possesses nuclear weapons than think Israel does.”

Source: As Iran Negotiates on Nuclear Deal, Americans Wrongly believe it has a Bomb — and that Israel Doesn’t!

Old Dog Thought- The LNP is attacking Democracy the ABC, Voter ID, soon Compulsory Voting. Their unimaginative wish to Americanize Australia is crystal

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Fighting Fake News with REAL 15/11/21; Polls; Pork barrelling, The Frydenberg Economic bungee; Israel’s foriegn policy influences;

Old Dog Thought- Assange should have joined Morrison’s LNP where everyone escapes prosecution and is protected

Fighting Fake News with REAL, 26/10/21; The Accountancy Industry at work; The Shovel-Truth in Humour; Julian Assange and what it means to be Citizens; Israeli’s against Israel;

Palestinian Rights Activists Branded “Terrorists” by Israel

Israeli border policemen arrest a young Palestinian during clashes following a protest to killed a Palestinian militant Basil al-Araj by Israeli forces early Monday, in front of the Israeli Ofer prison, near the West Bank city of Ramallah,, Tuesday, March 7, 2017.(AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)??

Israel are now the world’s most active script writers and false flag fliers. They are a State that’s no longer Jewish

Israel designated six leading Palestinian human rights groups “terrorist organizations,” but refused to reveal any evidence to prove the accusation.

Source: Palestinian Rights Activists Branded “Terrorists” by Israel

Australian public fed nonsense as country heads to “irreversible” decision. | by Matt Barrie | Aug, 2021 | Medium

Everything Morrison’s Plan isn’t: Israel is sliding and failing Taiwan isn’t it’s back to ZERO

“Countries that consistently aim for elimination — ie, maximum action to  stop community transmission as quickly as possible — have generally fared better than countries that opt for mitigation targeted way to reduce cases so as not to overwhelm health-care systems.”  Countries opting for elimination fare better for health, economy & civil liberties. Source: The Lancet.

Joint modeling for the “opening up” strategy has been conducted by the Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing at University of Western Australia, the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University, the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis at the University of Melbourne and an independent modeling expert. “If 70% of adult Australians (excluding children <16 years) were fully vaccinated, but with a 95% vaccination level for those aged ≥60 years, the AZ-mRNA strategy would eventually result in some 6.9 million symptomatic COVID-19 cases, 154,000 hospitalisations, and 29,000 fatalities.” It concludes: “The consequences of opening up prematurely could prove to be both irreversible and unacceptable. Aus

Source: Australian public fed nonsense as country heads to “irreversible” decision. | by Matt Barrie | Aug, 2021 | Medium

Israeli Olympic Gold Medalist Isn’t “Jewish Enough” to Marry in Israel

Go figure Hitler defined me a Jew fit enough to be gassed, The Rabbinate says I’m not I’m just a bastard child of an unrecognized marriage. My mother is on the Wall of the Righteous a Goy, to some and a  ‘Shiksa’ to others. She saved the lives of Jews but Israel has turned it back. My father was a Jew.

If someone’s dad is/was Jewish but the mother isn’t, that’s good enough for me if they want to be a member of the tribe. If someone has a personal epiphany or thoughtful study that leads to this decision, then OK by me.

Source: Israeli Olympic Gold Medalist Isn’t “Jewish Enough” to Marry in Israel

A Litany of Failure: Nearly 20 Years Later, the US is Still Bombing Iraq, and Iraq is Still Condemning Israeli Occupation of Palestine

Joe Biden is still bombing Iraq in 2021, and Iraq is still supporting the Palestinians, and refused to join Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates in recognizing Israel. Iraq is now so firmly an ally of Iran that its leaders have to do photo ops with Arab leaders to try to escape the perception that Baghdad is too tightly linked to Tehran. Neoconservative fail.

Source: A Litany of Failure: Nearly 20 Years Later, the US is Still Bombing Iraq, and Iraq is Still Condemning Israeli Occupation of Palestine

US and Israel Vote ‘No’ as 184 Nations Condemn American Blockade of Cuba | Common Dreams News

Cuba Embargo

“The U.N. vote… on Cuba was a chance for President Biden to show global leadership,” said CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin. “He failed miserably.”

Source: US and Israel Vote ‘No’ as 184 Nations Condemn American Blockade of Cuba | Common Dreams News

Israel And Palestinian Militants Agree To Cease-Fire | HuffPost

 

Days of Israeli strikes on Gaza and Hamas rocket attacks inside Israel have killed at least 232 Palestinians and 12 Israelis,wounded hundreds more  leaving thousands injured and no health system to speak of.

Source: Israel And Palestinian Militants Agree To Cease-Fire | HuffPost

Canadian Journalists Fear Retaliation After Israel Open Letter

Toronto, ON- May 15  -  Thousands fill Nathan Phillips Squareas  the Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM) hold a demonstration against the Israel/Gaza Strip clashes.  Ontario tightens restrictions to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto. May 15, 2021.        (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

While Israel launched strikes against Gaza last week after Palestinians protested planned evictions in Jerusalem, a group chat of journalists in Canada was lighting up with notifications. They were frustrated with Canadian media coverage that painted the strikes without context and with a glaring absence of Palestinian voices. Some in the group, which included several Muslim journalists, shared frustrating experiences of advocating for nuanced coverage of international issues in their newsrooms. Some asked for advice on how to approach their editors about concerns with coverage, or lack thereof, of what was really going on in the region. So they drafted an open letter. “‘The Middle East is complicated. We need to hear both sides. Everyone has a lot of emotions about this.’ [sic] These are just some of the excuses news editors have provided to Canadian journalists trying to cover the escalating violence against Palestinians,” the letter read. “The lack of nuanced Canadian media coverage of forced expulsions and indiscriminate airstrikes over the last three days, which have so far killed at least 137 Palestinians, including 36 children, has been disappointing.” At the time of publ

Source: Canadian Journalists Fear Retaliation After Israel Open Letter

Do Americans turn a Blind eye to Israel’s Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians because of White Nationalism?

It is notable that since 2018, the “more with Israel” respondents have fallen from 64 percent to 58 percent, and so are six percent down. Likewise, the percentage that want the US government to put more pressure on Israel has risen from 27 percent in 2018 to 34 percent today. There is thus a significant shift in attitudes going on, but not significant enough to sink support for Israel under 50 percent in the general population.

Source: Do Americans turn a Blind eye to Israel’s Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians because of White Nationalism?

Why is accountability for alleged war crimes so hard to achieve in the Israel-Palestinian conflict?

Israel is also not a member of the ICC and rejects the court’s jurisdiction over its territory and nationals. The long war persists. International law — hamstrung by its own institutions, entrenched power relations and politicisation — offers no clear or quick solution.

Source: Why is accountability for alleged war crimes so hard to achieve in the Israel-Palestinian conflict?

Israel’s big lie: This isn’t self defense — it’s a war crime, aided and abetted by the U.S. | Salon.com

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Nearly all the words and phrases used by the Democrats, Republicans and the talking heads on the media to describe the unrest inside Israel and the heaviest Israeli assault against the Palestinians since the 2014 attacks on Gaza, which lasted 51 days and killed more than 2,200 Palestinians, including 551 children, are a lie. Israel, by employing its military machine against an occupied population that does not have mechanized units, an air force, navy, missiles, heavy artillery and command-and-control, not to mention a U.S. commitment to provide a $38 billion defense aid package for Israel over the next decade, is not exercising “the right to defend itself.” It is carrying out mass murder. It is a war crime.

Source: Israel’s big lie: This isn’t self defense — it’s a war crime, aided and abetted by the U.S. | Salon.com

Shooting Fish in a Barrel: Israel bombs Palestinian Refugees from Israel in Gaza, 50% of them Children

Israeli air strikes on the densely populated urban areas of the Gaza Strip had by Thursday evening killed 109 Palestinians, among them 28 children, and had wounded 621 persons. The Israeli Air Force deliberately destroyed some of Gaza’s taller buildings, alleging that the ruling Hamas party had offices in them. They gave advance warning so that families could leave their homes. But the huge bombs falling on a civilian city inevitably did damage also to nearby buildings and have left families homeless. Flying glass and debris injured noncombatants.

Source: Shooting Fish in a Barrel: Israel bombs Palestinian Refugees from Israel in Gaza, 50% of them Children

Bigotry, racism and the power of the Israel lobby

Bigotry is bad and no one form of bigotry is any worse or more justified than another. This attitude should taken by all levels of government. To treat one form of bigotry as more important than another is, in itself, a form of bigotry.

Bigotry, racism and the power of the Israel lobby

Branch stacking scandals highlight the media’s double standards

Australia is a nation of double standards. It should come as no surprise to see our politicians and our media brazenly wearing them like badges of honour. As a country, we criticise China at every available opportunity for any whiff of foreign interference, though we turn a blind eye to blatant interference coming from Israel. As many on the right say: “China has a woeful record on human rights”, as if Palestine didn’t exist. The media talked up “historic” peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. People hear the words “Middle East peace deal” and think of Israel and Palestine, yet the media have neglected to sufficiently inform the public that this dud deal that is already in jeopardy. It has not brought about peace, in fact, Gaza has seen Israel bomb their men, women and children every night for two weeks.

Branch stacking scandals highlight the media’s double standards

Was F-35 Stealth Jet Sale to Arab UAE at heart of deal with Israel and Trump? Did Netanyahu Lie?

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BBC Monitoring translates a report in the Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot that alleges a high UAE official told its correspondent that “The aircraft are part of the deal.” That is, an arms deal was part of the agreement between the two countries, and that the US would sell Abu Dhabi F-35s was openly specified. So the United Arab Emirates made the treaty with Israel not to bring peace to the Middle East but to ensure that it is armed to the teeth. The UAE has a citizen population of only about a million (plus 8 million guest workers), so it is the Rhode Island of the Middle East. The country has enormous oil wealth, however, and has used it to begin asserting itself throughout the region, from Libya to Yemen. It joined Saudi Arabia in an air war on the Shiite Houthi rebels of Yemen, and Abu Dhabi clearly sees its sophisticated fighter jets as one key to regional dominance.

Was F-35 Stealth Jet Sale to Arab UAE at heart of deal with Israel and Trump? Did Netanyahu Lie?

Turmoil at Home, Turmoil Abroad: Israel and the U.S. Escalate Their War Against Iran, by Philip Giraldi – The Unz Review

Trump’s donor and election war aganst Iran (ODT)

The point is that the U.S. and the Israelis are intent on going to war against enemy number one Iran and are packaging their actions in such away as to suggest that they are really behaving in a moderate fashion. They are assuming that Iran will retaliate, but in such a way as to avoid intensifying the conflict. In reality, taking action to destroy a nation’s economy is an act of war just as much as is staging attacks using bombs carried by spies or using missiles fired from planes. There is already a war going on, but the smokescreen provided by the coronavirus spread and BLM means that no one seems to want more on their plate and there is great reluctance to call it for what it is.

via Turmoil at Home, Turmoil Abroad: Israel and the U.S. Escalate Their War Against Iran, by Philip Giraldi – The Unz Review

Old Dog Thoughts- Media Australia the pain before the dawn

A rolled up copy of the Morning Bulletin newspaper sits on a green grass lawn.

News Corp Australia ‘totally challenged’ by shrinking revenue, declining Foxtel

Fighting Fake News with REAL, 30/5/20; News Corp and Foxtel suffering terminal diseases; Trump has turned to total DENIAL of the rest of the world; You just have to laugh;

News Stories Avoid Naming Israel, by Philip Giraldi – The Unz Review

So two significant stories currently making the rounds have been bowdlerized and disappeared to make the Israeli role in manipulating and spying against the United States go away. They are only two of many stories framed by a Zionist dominated media to control the narrative in a way favorable to the Jewish state. One would think that having a president of the United States who is the most pro-Israel ever, which is saying a great deal in and of itself, would be enough, but unfortunately when dealing with folks like Benjamin Netanyahu there can never be any restraint when dealing with the “useful idiots” in Washington.

via News Stories Avoid Naming Israel, by Philip Giraldi – The Unz Review

Explaining Syria, by Philip Giraldi – The Unz Review

Virtually every bit of “evidence” that Jeffrey cites is either false or inflated, to include the claim of use of chemical weapons and the responsibility for the refugees. As for who actually created the terrorists, that honor goes to the United States, which accomplished that when it invaded Iraq and destroyed its government before following up by undermining Syria. And, by the way, someone should point out to Jeffrey that Russia and Iran are in Syria as allies of its legitimate government.

Ambassador James Jeffrey maintains that “Russia needs to change its policies.” That is not correct. It is the United States that must change its policies by getting out of Syria and Iraq for starters while also stopping the deference to feckless “allies” Israel and Saudi Arabia that has produced a debilitating cold war against both Iran and Russia. Another good first step to make the U.S. a “normal, decent country” would be to get rid of the advice of people like James Jeffrey.

via Explaining Syria, by Philip Giraldi – The Unz Review

Will Censorship Prevail over the First Amendment?, by Paul Craig Roberts – The Unz Review

Martin filed Monday a federal free-speech lawsuit against the University System of Georgia.

Why would 28 states legislate against the US Constitution? One explanation is that the state governments were bought by the Israel Lobby with money under the table, by promises of political campaign donations, or by threats of financing rival candidates. How else do we explain 28 state governments imposing censorship in behalf of a foreign country?

Abby Martin is one person who will not stand for it. She has brought a lawsuit that—if the US Supreme Court is still a protector of the First Amendment—will result in the 28 state laws and Trump’s executive order being overturned. The protection of Israel against boycotts parallels state laws passed in the 1950s that prevented Martin Luther King’s movement from boycotting businesses that practiced racial segregation. These laws were overturned by the Supreme Court.

The outcome of Abby Martin’s suit will tell us whether the US Constitution is still a living document.

via Will Censorship Prevail over the First Amendment?, by Paul Craig Roberts – The Unz Review

Lies, the Bethlehem Doctrine, and the Illegal Murder of Soleimani, by Craig Murray – The Unz Review

The Bullshit Trump Spins is beyond belief he is a puppet because he hasn’t the IQ to have constructed this. The man does not READ (ODT)

the Bethlehem Doctrine is the formal policy position on assassination of Israel, the US and UK governments. So that is lie one.  under which “imminent” is a “concept” which means neither “soon” nor “definitely going to happen”. To twist a word that far from its normal English usage is to lie. To do so to justify killing people is obscene. Furthermore the Bethlehem Doctrine specifically applies to “non-state actors” 

Soleimani was a high official in Iran who was present in Iraq as a guest of the Iraqi government, to which the US government is allied. This greatly exacerbates the illegality of his assassination  even further.

Let us now move on to the next lie, which is being widely repeated, this time originated by Donald Trump, that Soleimani was responsible for the “deaths of hundreds, if not thousands, of Americans”. if you take every American killed including and since 9/11, in the resultant Middle East related wars, conflicts and terrorist acts, well over 90% of them have been killed by Sunni Muslims financed and supported out of Saudi Arabia and its gulf satellites, and less than 10% of those Americans have been killed by Shia Muslims tied to Iran.

Soleimani actually was involved in intelligence and logistical cooperation with the United States in Afghanistan post 9/11 (the Taliban were his enemies too, the shia Tajiks being a key part of the US aligned Northern Alliance). He was in Iraq to fight ISIL.

 

via Lies, the Bethlehem Doctrine, and the Illegal Murder of Soleimani, by Craig Murray – The Unz Review

Old Dog Thoughts – IPA news White Men claiming to be Victims of Race and Women,

Fast food worker Nyakim Nyong has experienced harassment from customers in the workplace.

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Old Dog Thoughts- Yom Kippur What do Jews think od Trump? Betrayal has always a business and personal strategy of Trump, not Americans. 11,000 dead 20,000 critically wounded now MORE.

An Israeli flag in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.

Fighting Fake News with REAL, 10/10/19; It’s Yom Kippur and Trump won’t be found on the jewish wall of the rightoeus; Kurdish allies competely betrayed; More fake posturing and stupidity;