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I am a news junkie, and am passionate about human rights, and do not like any kind of violence against unarmed civilians. I love to travel, especially in Europe, and enjoy learning about different cultures, and eating the local cuisine.

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  • Israel's P.R. campaign is failing: the more Americans know, the less favorable they are
    • The predictable results of sending an inexperienced, and biased man, to broker peace, that no senior diplomat, nor statesman, could ever achieve, for years. A dishonest broker whose family has contributed millions for illegal settlements. Yet another Trump blunder. What a joke!

    • Continuing the good news, the UK High Court throws out Israel boycott restrictions.
      Something that will never be seen in the US.

      "The High Court in London ruled on Thursday that the Conservative government acted unlawfully in trying to prevent local councils in the United Kingdom from divesting from firms involved in Israel’s military occupation.

      The successful legal challenge for the right to boycott was brought by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign in March, and was supported by War on Want, the Campaign Against the Arms Trade and the Quakers.

      ”We couldn’t be happier that this right has been upheld by the court,” said PSC Director Ben Jamal.

      Recent UK polling showed that two in five people consider BDS – boycott, divestment and sanctions – a reasonable Palestinian response to Israel’s crimes.

      “Today is a victory for Palestine, for local democracy and for the rule of law,” PSC Chair Hugh Lanning, said. “Absolutely everyone has a right to peacefully protest Israel’s violation of Palestinian human rights.”

      Good for you Palestinians.

    • This is heartening news for those against the occupation and land grabs. It also shows Israel that the millions of shekels it has invested in hasbara, campaigns to stop the BDS movement in Western nations, and the false narrative that they are victims of occupied people, has not, and will never work. This is why they are desperately trying to stop the BDS movement. It is hurting them. This is Israel's self inflicted wound, and they have themselves to blame. Nothing they have done has worked in their favor, except the US government handing them endless aid and weapons. I guess part of this decline in support by Jewish diaspora was also the result of their "mowing the lawn" in 2014 made a dramatic change of attitude around the world. Decent people were horrified to see the precision bombs going into homes, entire families being wiped out, babies being pulled out of the rubble, and the unbelievable bombing of UN shelters. Again, Israel has itself to blame. The question is what now? Jared making peace in the region, and a miracle happening? Nah.

  • Iran is no longer a theocratic juggernaut, even if Trump and friends want you to see it that way
    • Iran is indeed a beautiful nation, and is rich in culture and heritage, which some other nations around the world lack. But, unfortunately, there are others in that neighborhood, who act like jealous women, who cannot stand the thought of their neighbors doing well. Iran is no different to other Middle East nations, it has shown resilience to the threats and attacks by those holding up cartoon bombs, the consistent blame game that those accusing Iran are guilty of themselves, and has been able to stand up on it's own without the propping up by other nations, like many do in the ME. It also has not attacked it's neighbors for at least 200 years, and has been treated unfairly in many ways by US, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and others who join the angry mob.
      Everyone seems involved in these proxy wars going on.
      As for the accusations that Iran supports terrorism, isn't that the same as the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia? Pot calling kettle.

  • New Israeli 'ethics code' for academia seeks to combat BDS
    • The more they fight and try to stifle the BDS movement, the more you realize it has affected them badly, and fear that it will get worse. They have invested millions of shekels on campaigns to stop it in the UK and US.
      Most people around the world know the truth, and Israel has itself to blame for it's ills, not others.

  • Iftar on the rubble
    • Meanwhile the squatters not so far away, enjoy living on stolen lands, plenty of water, electricity, and are well taken care of by the very same evil people, who caused the pain and suffering of these poor Palestinians. I have always said that the Palestinians are resilient people, and this article proves it.

  • West Bank settlement will build medical school, named after Adelsons
    • If the US condemns illegal settlements and does not recognize them, it should ban Americans from financially dealing, or donating charity to these cursed places. The US should sanction illegal settlement areas, and have strict laws that encourage the theft of lands that the entire world has also condemned - if there was a shred of decency and honesty from the American leaders. Adelson is not a true American patriot, here is here to make his millions, and then make sure his true motherland is taken care of, at the expense of Palestinian people.

  • Nationwide 'rally against Sharia law' reflects violent surge of Islamophobia since Trump election
    • It serves their purpose. All they have to do is project their narrative: Palestinians = terrorists = Muslims, and they expect the world, especially naive Americans to buy that bull. They, especially Nutty, consistently keeps whining how he has to fight terrorism too, and he knows there are anti Muslim elements who will sympathize and even send him dollars, for illegal settlements and other projects that are the hallmarks of zionist occupation. Most of the leaders of the anti Muslim campaign, have strong loyalties, are pro Israel, and zionist sympathizers.
      If these American hate groups marched and insulted Jews the same way, the howling about anti-semitism would be heard as far as the moon.

    • Most probably most of them do not know the real meaning of "sharia", and it was obvious this was an anti Muslim march. There isn't a single piece of legislation in the nation passed, or in the wings to be passed, that has anything to do with sharia law in this country. So why this idiotic assumption that there are elements trying to get sharia law here, and who is behind this narrative and these meaningless marches? Frank Gaffney? Nina Rosenwald? Christian zionists?
      The usual anti Muslim suspects?

  • Just 1 of 12 Westchester County legislators stands up against anti-BDS bill -- Alfreda Williams
    • "Racism on the part of Israeli Jews against Muslim Arabs in Israel exist in institutional policies, personal attitudes, the media, education, immigration rights, housing,[3] social life and legal policies." Wikipedia

      Here are some of Israel's "classy" citizens showing their love for Arabs. Racism is alive and well in Israel.

  • The Israelis
    • If a lady of Palestinian heritage ran for office in the US would she succeed? Or would the evil empire work to sabotage her efforts? Does the US have any congressperson of Palestinian heritage?

      "Britain elected its first MP of Palestinian heritage in yesterday’s general election. Layla Moran overturned a Conservative majority of almost 10,000 votes to win the Oxford West and Abingdon. Moran won the closely contested election by only 816, gaining 26,252 votes.

      Moran was the only MP to overturn a seat in her county; the county’s other five seats remained as they were."

  • Israeli ambassador says he admires and envies Palestinians for keeping refugee issue alive
    • No, I will blame those who are most responsible for the suffering going on. If not for the stinking occupation, and the zionist land grabs to house their squatters, Hamas will not be of consequence. Hamas is also the excuse for the violence and occupation going on.
      Only people with half a brain will believe the zionist narrative.

    • The suffering going on in Gaza, that no one in the world seems to care about.
      No religion would condone the suffering of innocent people, and it amazes me that whether Arab, Jews, or God fearing Christians, can watch this going on for decades, and not do the humane thing to help these people.

  • Westchester legislature prepares bill saying BDS 'maligns the Jewish people,' and opponents organize
    • I guess where there are many American Jews living, and many of them wealthy, there is a higher chance of passing anti BDS resolutions. Obviously there is a push for this resolution from a more powerful source, and since many of those in the Board of Legislators, are Jewish, representing the community, this will be passed easily. Again, it comes down to the strategy, money, and the fact that the US is used by zionists, to protect, promote, and support the zionist's evil causes. How can a small percentage of people have such a powerful hold over this large nation, and be able to control US laws, regulations, and policies, and be the extended arm of a violent occupier?

  • A tale of two parades: how a New York governor throws Puerto Ricans under the bus while reaffirming his commitment to Israeli apartheid
    • The signs are all there. Cuomo is making all the usual pro zionist moves, sucking up to the hands that doles out campaign contributions from far away. He has already visited the mother ship many times, to show solidarity and support for the most important nation that will ensure he has their blessing to run for President. He even had the kindness to make a special trip to show he was sympathetic to the anti semitism going on here (who cares about the Muslims in the US?) In some instances, he apparently did not have the time to meet with Arab leaders, being far too busy making nice with war monger Netanyahu, and visiting tunnels. All cringe worthy.
      He will never get my vote.

  • If Trump is serious we may be seeing the most significant step in 20 years of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations
    • It was obvious Nutty Yahoo does not take this clown seriously. During Trump's visit you could see Nutty looking at him with amusement. It was also amusing to see Sara Yahoo fawning over the Trumps. She supposedly sympathized with the Trumps and all the investigations going on, by saying they were going through the same too. Aw poor things, the entire world is out to get them. They are such saintly people.

  • The message of the Orb
  • Trump skips Nativity Church during brief visit to Bethlehem as Palestinians protest potential renewal of US-led ‘peace process’
    • The MSM has been whipped into obedient puppies who find the Palestinians a nonentity. They have always treated the occupier as the victim, that the Palestinians are all terrorists, and that US interests should always be for Israel first. Yesterday I heard Chris Matthews for the first time mention the hardship of the Palestinians, which was a first to me.

  • Hebron settlers are trying to erase the city's Palestinian identity
    • Hassan Mehdi was on Ali Velshi's show on MSNBC, and it was impressive to see him respond to Dirty Dershowitz's usual pro zionist BS, with some solid facts, which Dirty Dersh could not dispute. At the end DD did not give him much of a chance to talk, and spoke over him (hard to defend the indefensible). It was so refreshing to see someone know the facts and respond the right way to these zionists who go around spewing pro Israel nonsense. Something sadly lacking among the American journalists and pundits, who seem unable to respond with basic facts to the BS, and seem intimidated by any zionist.

    • To think we have been told ad nauseam that it is the Arabs that want Israel wiped off the map.

      Actions speak louder than words.

  • PLO source denies Abbas plans to propose large land swap deal during Trump visit
    • Trump is naive thinking this conflict is easy to solve, many have tried to do so for decades, and have failed. The bottom line is, at the end the Palestinians who have already lost too much, will get the short end of the stick, and through desperation, forced to agree giving up a lot of the land. Ideally the stolen lands should be measured and the Palestinians compensated in some other way. It will always be seen as adding insult to injury any way you look.

  • Memo to Trump: US won't escape Mideast wars till Israel ends oppression of Palestinians
    • Trump has been erratic in many ways, and has changed his mind about many important issues (NAFTA, China, and moving the US embassy to Jerusalem), and he is unpredictable to say the least. He has taken a different approach to this conflict, but the question is, will he change his mind quickly when the situation changes. He has shown some softening up when it comes to the Palestinians, and seem to have confused the zionists by changing his mind about the embassy and now the western wall. But will it last, and will the Palestinians be thrown under the bus, since Trump thinks nothing of doing the same to his officials in the WH? It seems that the Israelis are finding themselves in a strange situation (like many Americans do), and it must leave them with their heading spinning.

  • Courageous Israeli newspaper is indicted as 'childish' 'contrarian' and 'antagonistic' by the yellowbellied New York Times
    • The Haaretz is the only Israeli publication that speaks the truth, and openly criticizes the government, and it's policies. The NYT's is mostly pro Israel and supported the zionist policies, and even defends it in it's many article. Zionist influence can be long range when in the US.

  • Israel tutors its children in fear and loathing
    • They will only have peace with the Arabs, when they love their children more than they hate the Arabs.

      Teaching them to hate the victims of their occupation, is only ensuring the cycle of violence keeps going on in the next generation, and their children will never know peace (but plenty of stolen lands).

  • Here we go again! Netanyahu disputes Trump administration, urges him to 'shatter Palestinian fantasy' about Jerusalem
    • "When you elect a clown expect a circus."

      100+ days of investigations, hearings, insults, lies, nepotism, twitter tirades, firings, unethical practices, sinister connections to Russia, and Jared Kushner's sister using this Presidency to sell real estate in China.

      Making America great again????

    • Something else to add to this on going tension between Israel and the Trump administration.
      MSNBC says that the "ally" involved in classified information blabber mouth Trump revealed to Russia, was none other than Israel......I suspected as much because Dirty Dershowitz was so outraged yesterday, mentioning Hamas and Hezbollah as taking advantage of the situation.
      A quick stab at those fighting against them, to poison minds. Dersh is always the opportunist.

  • Israeli sniper kills unarmed Palestinian protester during demonstration in occupied village of Nabi Saleh
    • This is similar to the incidents a few years ago, when 2 kids were killed by sniper, the day Palestinians were observing Nakba day. There were videos of that as well.
      Israel keeps getting away with murder, kills without hesitation, covers it all up, because the US is taking care of the little "victim".

  • Ellen DeGeneres gets pushback for promoting Sabra Hummus
    • How many people promote these products with ignorance? I recently visited Singapore, and a top department store was promoting and selling Soda Stream. Israel is looking at markets where people are unaware of it's bad reputation, and taking advantage of it.

  • Norway’s largest trade union federation endorses full boycott of Israel to advance Palestinian human rights 
    • In response to the article and Amigo's interesting comments. It is good to know other nations are working hard for human rights.

      Never shall either be seen here in the US.

  • Jews made America great so 'we deserve our influence' on Israel policy, Dershowitz tells Scarsdale synagogue
    • For any American zionist, paying billions in aid, giving billions in weapons, supporting and protecting Israel at the US, making us face the hatred and anger from many around the world because of this support, gives them the right, to influence American policy. What chutzpah! American Jews, like other nationalities, have all contributed in various ways to the progress of this nation, and it takes some Israel firster, like Dershowitz, to speak of it like it is an entitlement exclusively for Jews.

  • 'Pizza Hut' and Israeli army radio join in grotesque attacks on Marwan Barghouti
    • This is sadistic behavior, the hallmarks of zionists. They have a sick sense of humor, and behave so inappropriately, when it is about the goyim suffering. These are the same people who picnicked in hilltops to watch their brutal military drop bombs over Gaza resulting in the deaths of thousands of civilians mostly women and children, or celebrated the murder of a little baby, stabbing a picture of the little vicim while dancing at a wedding. Predictable behavior.

  • A Republican plan for peacemaking: 'break the will' of the Palestinians and force them to 'accept defeat'
    • Or perhaps they know that they prefer the status quo right now, so that they can steal all the lands their greedy hearts desire, and finally rid the territories of Palestinians. The UN has predicted that by 2020 the territories will be unlivable. The zionists will squat on the livable parts controlling the water, and other resources.

    • You must be the perfect english scholar who never makes a mistake. However your logic is way off in content. I doubt that pipe dream of the zionists will ever materialize, but that will never stop those who are pro occupation from dreaming.

    • The Palestinians have lost already. They have lost years of freedom, thousands of acres of land, farms and olive trees destroyed, they have lost thousands of their people, millions are refugees living in camps, and they have lost all hope.

      What the heck more do these idiotic Republicans want them to loose? It is all about Israel, the occupier, and it's needs and their pride. To hell with their victims.

  • New charter, old politics
    • So the Palestinians are getting a show of support, but unfortunately from not a very credible source:

      Erdogan Blasts Israel, Calls on Muslims to Visit Al-Aqsa: Each Day Jerusalem Is Occupied Is Insult
      Erdogan says Trump shouldn't move U.S. embassy to Jerusalem ■ Compares Israeli policies to apartheid ■ Israel: Human-rights violators shouldn't lecture others

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  • On 'NYT' stage, Roger Waters calls BDS 'valid and legitimate picket line'
    • What can the Palestinian people do? If they resort to violent protest, they are killed and criticized by the zionist allies around the world, and if they protest through BDS movements, they are accused of being anti-semitic. It is time the accusations of being anti-semic for protesting was put to rest.

  • 100 senators throw their bodies down to end UN 'bias' against Israel
    • The shekel is almighty for the US Congress, or else they will not be selling their souls to the devil.

      Did it every occur to you that neighbors are retaliating in every way they can, for being under brutal occupation, and that their lands are being stolen every day for illegal settlements, condemned by the rest of the world? What do you expect? You want roses and candy thrown over the wall that cuts through their farms? Get real. You want to violence stopped, end the occupation and land grabs. It is time the Israelis stopped believing that the entire neighborhood is out to get them, and accept the fact that when their government stops the occupation and land grabs their lives will be safer. Have YOU no compassion for the Palestinians the real victims? They are being killed by the thousands by Israel every time it decides to "mow the lawn".

    • The almighty shekel, the Israeli lobbies, and the spineless American politicians.

      American leaders are complicit in Israel's crimes of the occupation, land grabs, and apartheid policies. Bernie Sanders is very, very disappointing. What is his excuse?

  • 'The Trump opportunity' -- some Palestinians are optimistic about Abbas visit to White House (!)
    • Trump is naive. He thinks he" alone can fix it." He is going to find the hard way, like healthcare and the Presidency, that it is not an easy job. Many other experienced leaders have tried to right this wrong, and failed. Israel is not going to to give up the status quo so easily, why should they when they have stolen more lands recently under Trump's watch? It is sad that the Palestinians pin their hopes on Trump, because chances are slim he will be the honest broker in this matter, like so many other American leaders. I can understand the desperation Palestinian must feel, because they always seem to be thrown under the bus, even by other Arab nations for too long.

      Trump must have simply taken advantage of another photo op showing him to be a tough leader, and this statement by Pence show JUST HOW "SINCERE" THEY ARE IN BROKERING PEACE:

      "President Donald Trump is giving “serious consideration” to moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, Vice-President Mike Pence said Tuesday, the day before a scheduled White House visit by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

      Trump is also “personally committed” to becoming the U.S. president who finally ends the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Pence said.

      Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem is a politically charged act that would anger Palestinians who want east Jerusalem, which was captured in 1967, as a future capital and part of their sovereign territory. Such a move would also distance the U.S. from most of the international community, including its closest allies in Western Europe and the Arab world."

  • 'I'd rather die than live as a servile slave,' Omar Barghouti told his daughter
  • Settlement opponents appeal to Massachusetts Democratic Party to pass resolution tomorrow
    • I am very impressed with what Ron Fox and Jeff Klein has stated, and it is refreshing to find genuine people pushing for the rights of wronged people. They knows fully well there will be some backlash from staunch zionist supporters here, but are still is standing up for the Occupied people very bravely. I hope something positive comes out of their efforts, and good luck to them and their campaign.

  • Abbas should stop playing us for political gain, say young Gazan writers
    • Anyone would think he is in the payroll of the zionists.

    • Why is Abbas acting coy when it comes to pushing hard for freedom for his people.? He has been acting like a spineless man, going along with the zionists and the US, and their stalling. So many opportunities have gone by, and Abbas seems to be sitting on his hands, reluctant to stick his neck out for his people. If he is incompetent, then he he should step down and allow someone with more determination to take his place. The Palestinians will never find freedom until the in fighting among their people ceases.

  • How grassroots activists defeated anti-BDS legislation in Maryland
    • Thanks for that very interesting episode. John Oliver is right, everyone should be very much afraid that Ivanka and Jared are both unqualified and inexperienced, and it is scary to think they have the authority to do whatever they wish, as Trump, equally inexperienced, seems to delegate his responsibilities to family. It is like giving a child the pilot's seat in a large passenger aircraft.

    • Mislabelling products are not only in Israel but in the Trump WH too.

      Did Jared Kushner, who supports the illegal settlements, teach his wife Israel's old tricks?

      "Patience Runs Out
      EU To Crack Down on Israeli Settlement Products
      Israeli settlers living in the Palestinian terroritories often deceptively give their products a "Made in Israel" label. The European Union wants to move soon to end the practice and appears to be set on a collision course with the country." Spiegel on line

      Ivanka Trump’s Brand Was Purposely Mislabeled Under Another Name At Stein Mart
      This legal-but-weird practice is raising eyebrows.

  • Tillerson and Haley's trash-talk on Iran was brought to you by Sheldon Adelson
    • Of course US policy has always been directed (and in some cases bills written) by staunch Israeli supporters who call themselves Americans. The money and lobbying comes from zionist sources like this billionaire who looks like he rose up from the dead. It is hard to understand why a wealthy nation like the US has to get it's orders from a parasitic nation that feeds off the US for aid and weapons. This will never change in our lifetime. It is the same ole story.

      Meanwhile the king of the zionists shows satisfaction that the new war monger in town is doing exactly what they want, and seems to be pushing for that Iran war they are blood thirsty for. He tried to push Obama to attack Iran so hard, even making an idiot of himself at the UN with that cartoon bomb, and since that did not work, he is now manipulating the idiot in the WH. Easy prey.

      Netanyahu Meets Mattis, Lauds 'Change in U.S. Leadership, Policy' in Mideast
      Meeting took place after U.S. defense chief Mattis sat down with Israeli counterpart in Tel Aviv, said Iran continues to threaten Israel with ballistic missiles
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  • Freed to travel, Barghouti will receive Gandhi award on Sunday at Yale
    • Congratulations to Omar B. This is good news, and until it is all over, you almost expect the other shoe to drop. This will be very good for the BDS movement, a little boost, and lot of focus, on their good work, and of all places, YALE! It can't get any better than this.

  • Hasbara-steria: Netanyahu ministers charge NYT with 'journalistic terror attack,' hunger striker with 'suicide terror attack'
    • I agree. Their loyalties are first and foremost for Israel, and they will push for Israeli policies, even if it is not the best for the US, and may even hurt it. Lying to the American people is also fine by them. Unfortunately, these snakes have too much of influence in this country, and can influence our policies, even from stolen lands.

  • The bulldozers of Shavuot, 1967
    • The zionists have used the Holocaust for their own devious reasons, using it as an excuse to occupy, steal, and attack anyone who criticizes their policies, yet we have to wonder why, if they really cared for those who suffered this horrible time in history, they have been neglected, and treated badly for years. They have made a business out of getting aid and sympathy using that tragedy. Never again is not for everyone, and the Holocaust survivors deserve much, much more.

  • Israel celebrates 50 years as occupier
    • It shows they have that sense of entitlement, and arrogance. They should be ashamed that they have occupied, killed, and stolen, for decades, and yet thanks to Uncle Sam, other western nations, and many Arab nations, they have been enabled to keep the occupation going without being held responsible for the endless crimes. They know no shame.

  • No shooter will be charged with killing Palestinian activist Bassem Abu Rahma because Israeli court lost evidence
    • I am sure they will be very careful to not lose any of the paperwork, when it comes to the Palestinians accused of crimes. They could also be manufacturing those documents.

  • Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti's op-ed calling Israel 'moral and political failure' is buried in int'l edition of 'NYT'
  • Israel will celebrate 50th anniversary of '67 war in -- an illegal settlement!
    • So much for the gloating. Meanwhile the world should be ashamed that they have ignored the victims of a brutal occupation that have not only have resulted in thousands killed, but are losing their lands, and other resources, and no one in the world seems to care. In fact the US is complicit in all these crimes, by sending billions of dollars in aid, and most shamefully, weapons, that used against unarmed civilians. The Arab nations today are now best buddies with the occupier, which signals that chances of the occupiers victims ever achieving freedom and their own statehood, is slim to none.

  • Sean Spicer needs to go to a Holocaust center
    • The Trump administration is continuously making blunder after blunder, and this within their 100 days of taking over. The Trump administration has not given the American people the feeling of security, and reassurance, that they know what they are doing. They are way over their head, amateurs floundering and stumbling, and it is scary to think that they have the nation's safety in their small hands. Investigations, law suits, nepotism, and whole works, and it feels like we are living in a dictatorship, where Trump does what he likes, says what he likes, lies about everything, and no one can do anything about it. Spicer is a little lying sock puppet, who spends most of his hours lying and covering up for his boss's dishonesty. What a disastrous White House.

  • Israel’s ‘right to exist’ and the Palestinian right to resist
    • Typical zionist greed. While the rest of the world is focused on horrible chemicals attacks, and Trump showing what big tomahawk missiles he can lob into Syria, the dirty thieves are salivating at the prospect of building more illegal settlements on stolen lands. But wait, the official did praise the US for attacking Syria.

      'We need another 100,000 settlers in the Golan'
      Likud MK praises US strike on Syria, says Israel needs to strengthen presence in Golan.

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