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Today is unfolding as a horrifying and tragic day in Palestine. The Israeli military has opened fire on Gaza protesters as the U.S. and Israeli governments prepare to mark the move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. Today has been the deadliest day in Gaza since the end of Operation Protective Edge in 2014.

According to the Gaza Ministry of Health (as of 21:00 GMT):

  • 58 killed, including 7 minors and 1 paramedic
  • 2,771 injured – including 225 minors, 11 journalists, 17 paramedics
  • 130 in serious and critical condition
  • 1,359 shot by Israeli soldiers using live Israeli ammunition.

Since the beginning of the Great March of Return on March 30th, 107 Palestinians have been killed, almost 3,400 protesters have been shot with live ammunition, and almost 13,000 injured.

We will be updating this post with updates throughout the day and have embedded our Twitter feed below that will most likely include the most up-to-date news.

Live video of the U.S. Embassy dedication ceremony in Jerusalem

Updated 22:19 GMT

Updated 21:13 GMT

Raj Shah is the White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary:

Updated 21:00 GMT

Allison Deger:‘If Not Now’ blocks traffic outside Trump DC hotel to protest embassy move

(Photo: Gili Getz/IfNotNow)

Updated 20:20 GMT

‘America crossed every red line’: Palestinians in Jerusalem protest new US embassy

‘America crossed every red line’: Palestinians in Jerusalem protest new US embassy

JERUSALEM — Hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets of Jerusalem in protest as American and Israeli officials celebrated the inauguration of the US Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba.

As US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner celebrated the inauguration with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and major Trump donor Sheldon Adelson, Palestinian protesters outside were met by armed Israeli police forces who heavily suppressed demonstrations and arrested several protesters.

Though the several speeches given during the ceremony made no mention of Jerusalem’s 350,000 Palestinian residents, protesters rose their voices in opposition to the move, which broke with decades of US foreign policy in the region. More

Updated 20:10 GMT

Anadolu Agency reports after South Africa’s announcement that it will recall its ambassador to Israel, Turkey will recall ambassadors in both Tel aviv and Washington DC, according to the Turkish Foreign Minister Bekir Bozdag.

Bozdag added Turkey will hold three days of mourning for the Palestinians killed today protesting in Gaza.

The announcement was made moments before Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan went on live television and told reporters Istanbul will host a large rally in support of Palestinians on Friday. He used his sharpest language yet to condemn the Israeli military, accusing it of being a “terrorist state” and said, “What Israel is doing is a genocide.”

Updated 19:17 GMT

Phil Weiss: ‘Gaza, Gaza’ is chant from Palestinians demonstrating near new US embassy

The demonstrations I just left near the new American embassy in Jerusalem were a dismal object lesson in Jewish sovereignty. The police beat up Palestinians merely for holding Palestinian flags and chanting that Palestine would be free. The police crumpled the flags, while women on an apartment balcony four floors up were spraying water on the Palestinian demonstrators.

All That's Left demonstration near US embassy in Jerusalem, May 14, 2018.

All That’s Left demonstration near US embassy in Jerusalem, May 14, 2018.

Updated 19:10 GMT

Jonathan Ofir: Israeli government minister justifies Gaza massacre by calling Palestinians ‘Nazis’

Gilad Erdan, Israel’s minister of Strategic Affairs and Hasbara, referred to Gazans as “Nazis” twice within five minutes today.

Israel does not wish to escalate and doesn’t want the death of residents of the Gaza Strip. Those who want this are solely the leadership of the Hamas terrorist organization, which uses a cynical and malicious use of bloodshed. The number of killed doesn’t indicate anything – just as the number of Nazis who died in the world war doesn’t make Nazism something you can explain or understand.

Updated 18:55 GMT

South Africa has recalled its ambassador to Israel, Sisa Ngombane, “with immediate effect until further notice,” citing Israel’s use of lethal force against Palestinian protesters in Gaza today that killed at least 50.

A statement released by South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Corporation said,

“The South African government condemns in the strongest terms possible the latest act of violent aggression carried out by Israeli armed forces along the Gaza border, which has led to the deaths of over 40 civilians. The victims were taking part in a peaceful protest against the provocative inauguration of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.

This latest attack has resulted in scores of other Palestinian citizens reported injured, and the wanton destruction of property.

Updated: 18:15 GMT

MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin noticed the White House omitted a paragraph from their official transcript of Jared Kushner’s speech today where he condemned protesters in Gaza. The section the White House did not include is in bold below:

“President Trump was very clear that his decision and today’s celebration do not reflect a departure from our strong commitment to lasting peace. A peace that overcomes the conflicts of the past in order to give our children a brighter and more boundless future.

As we have seen from the protest of the last month and even today those provoking violence are part of the problem and not part of the solution. The United States is prepared to support a peace agreement in every way that we can. We believe that it is possible for both sides to gain more than they give so that all people can live in peace safe from danger, free from fear and able to pursue their dreams.

The United States recognizing the sensitivity surrounding Jerusalem, a city that means so much to so many. Jerusalem is a city unique in the history of civilization. No other place on earth can claim significance to three major religions.

Each day Jews pray at the Western Hall. Muslims bow in prayer at Al Asqa mosque, and Christians worship at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. That is why President Trump has called many times, including right now, on all parties to maintain the status quo at Jerusalem’s Holy sites.”

Updated 17:55 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a speech this afternoon with strong religious overtones commemorating the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.

“In Jerusalem, King David established our capital three thousand years ago,” Netanyahu said before citing biblical landmark events that took place in the ancient city. He added that relocating the embassy is a foundation for reaching a peace deal with the Palestinians, despite communication between Palestinian negotiators and the Trump administration abruptly halting last December when the moving the embassy was first announced,

“I want to thank Jared, Jason and David for your tireless efforts to advance peace, and for your tireless efforts to advance the truth. The truth and peace are interconnected. A peace that is built on lies will crash on the rocks of Middle Eastern reality. You can only build peace on truth, and the truth is that Jerusalem has been and will always be the capital of the Jewish people, the capital of the Jewish state.”

Netanyahu concluded his remarks by reciting the shehecheyanu, a Jewish prayer said when marking new or exceptional events.

Updated 17:40 GMT

President Donald Trump delivered a video message this afternoon celebrating the relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, “the true capital of Israel.” Trump said the embassy opening today comes “many, many years ahead of schedule,” noting, “The United States remains fully committed to facilitating a lasting peace agreement and we continue to support the status quo at Jerusalem’s holy sites including at the Temple Mount also known as Haram al-Sharif.”

Updated 16:55 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas spoke to reporters in Ramallah today, announcing three days of mourning across the occupied Palestinian territory where schools will close and shops will shutter. In his speech, he described the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem as a “settlement” and said he would soon begin implementing decisions passed by the Palestinian legislature in a meeting earlier this month.

This morning in Washington DC, the Palestinian Ambassador Husam Zomlot released a statement calling the U.S.’s decision to relocate the embassy to Jerusalem an endorsement of “full-fledged apartheid,”

“Today will go down in history as the day the U.S. encouraged Israel to cross the line towards what numerous U.S. and international leaders have been warning from: A full-fledged apartheid. The reality has evolved into a system of privileging one group and continuing to deny the human and national rights, all granted by international law, of over 12 million Palestinians.”

Updated 16:28 GMT

This is a stunning statement from Gilad Erdan, the Israeli Minister of Public Security and Strategic Affairs.

Updated 16:20 GMT

Yossi Gurvitz: Here are the questions any journalist talking to the Israeli military should ask

A man wrapped in a Palestinian flag who was wounded by Israeli forces at the Israel-Gaza fence is carried on stretcher at a hospital in Gaza city on May 14, 2018. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajour/ APA Images)

Updated 16:10 GMT

The Jewish Insider reports Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump received a blessing last night from the Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzchok Yosef who called black people “monkeys” and used racial slurs when referring to Ethiopian Jews.

Updated 15:17 GMT

James North: As Israel massacres more Gazans, ‘NY Times’ continues its distorted coverage — with one honorable exception

Gaza protesters face the Israeli onslaught in al-Bureij in the center of Gaza Strip on May 14, 2018. (Photo: Mahmoud Khattab/APA Images)

Updated 15:07 GMT

Jonathan Cook: Israel repurposes Nakba myths to justify massacre in Gaza

Mourners carry the body of a Palestinian man who was shot dead by Israeli security forces during clashes where Palestinians demand the right to return to their homeland, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the “Nakba”, and against U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem at the Israel-Gaza border, at al-Shifa hospital on May 14, 2018. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajour/ APA Images)

Updated 14:35 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with a Congressional delegation today in Jerusalem, May 14, 2018. (Photo: Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO)

This morning Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a Congressional delegation led by Joe Wilson (R-SC) and a Senatorial delegation led by Lindsey Graham (R-SC).  Florida Gov. Rick Scott was also in attendance.

Updated 14:30 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara host the American delegation with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner for dinner at the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem, Sunday, 13 May 2018. (Photo: Haim Zach/GPO)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the delegation from the White House last night in Jerusalem. President Donald Trump is not attending the embassy opening. The team sent by the administration is headed by his daughter Ivanka Trump, son-in-law Jared Kushner, Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin, Deputy Secretary John Sullivan, special envoy Jason Greenblatt and the U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.

Netanyahu dedicated about a third of his speech to welcome the White House officials by applauding President Trump for pulling out the Iran agreement:

“And to achieve peace, we have to do one other thing: We must confront the enemies of peace, and I thank President Trump for his decision to confront Iran rather than to appease it. Pulling out of the nuclear deal means that the world’s greater sponsor of terrorism, greatest sponsor of terrorism, is no longer on a glide-path to attaining an arsenal of nuclear weapons. This is good for Israel, this is good for the region, it’s good for the world.

Now, I have something to say to part of the world: With all due respect to those sitting in European capitals, we here in the capitals of the Middle East—in Jerusalem, in Riyadh and elsewhere—we’ve seen the disastrous consequences of the Iran deal. And so when President Trump decides to pull out of this deal, to walk away from it, we know that when he walks away from a bad deal, he’s doing a good thing for our region, for the United States and for the world.”

Netanyahu also spoke of the close personal relationship between his family and Jared Kushner’s:

“I’ve known Jared for 105 years, and there’s a special bond between our families, but I think the fact that you and Ivanka are here is a special, personal testament, but also a national and international statement. It is one that touches our hearts, and we are all delighted by your presence at any time, at any day, but especially on this day. Thank you.”

In addition to firing on Gaza protesters, Israel has also started bombing Gaza as well:

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  1. CigarGod on May 14, 2018, 9:16 am

    NPR in Wyoming just now taken off the air as reporter from Israel/Palestine was giving a halfway reasonable report of violence…tho she didn’t mention details of proximity to fence, headshots, etc.

    10 minutes later a Zionist MP woman came on with the normal blame on Palestinians and refused reporters repeated request for comment on IDF attacks.

    • Maghlawatan on May 14, 2018, 9:41 am

      Jon S says it is all the fault of Khamas. If someone gets shot in the head do not blame the soldier.

      • jon s on May 14, 2018, 1:07 pm

        A horrific number of casualties.
        An “achievement” for Hamas.

      • eljay on May 14, 2018, 2:04 pm

        || jon s: Absolutely.
        A horrific number of casualties.
        An “achievement” for Hamas. ||

        jon s is channeling catalan today. I suppose that means catalan will be providing the soccer scores.

      • Maghlawatan on May 14, 2018, 3:13 pm

        Every murder chosen by a Jewish soldier. Sick.

      • catalan on May 14, 2018, 3:22 pm

        “Jon s is channeling catalan today. “
        What are you involving me for? I am helping the Palestinians – I don’t go to Ben and Jerry or Starbucks. That’s how we won in South Africa. BDS is the answer.

      • Maghlawatan on May 14, 2018, 3:27 pm

        IDF shoots itself in the foot again.

      • eljay on May 14, 2018, 3:34 pm

        || catalan: … Eljay,
        What are you involving me for? I am helping the Palestinians – I don’t go to Ben and Jerry or Starbucks. That’s how we won in South Africa. BDS is the answer. ||

        One simple little task and you couldn’t even get that right. Oh, well…

      • jon s on May 14, 2018, 4:30 pm

        Eljay are you referring to Hapoel Beersheva’s third consecutive championship, clinched just a few days ago?

      • Maghlawatan on May 14, 2018, 4:53 pm

        What did a Glasgow gentleman call Hapoel Beer Sheba ?
        “Scum of the earth”

      • eljay on May 14, 2018, 5:23 pm

        || jon s: Eljay are you referring to Hapoel Beersheva’s third consecutive championship, clinched just a few days ago? ||

        I didn’t think you’d be enough of a dick to actually do it, but I underestimated you.

      • Mooser on May 14, 2018, 9:09 pm

        ” I don’t go to Ben and Jerry or Starbucks. That’s how we won in South Africa. BDS is the answer”

        Don’t sell yourself short, “catalan”. By not contributing a single penny to Zionism or Israel, you are helping the Palestinians lots more.

      • jon s on May 15, 2018, 12:50 am

        Huh? You were the one who mentioned soccer, and I asked if you’re referring to the championship.
        OK, I see that you may have been baiting me, to see if I would write about soccer on a day when so many Palestinians were being killed, make me look like a dick (your words) and I fell into your trap. Nicely done.

      • Marnie on May 15, 2018, 1:26 am

        This jon s?

        ‘An Israeli history teacher,long-time activist on the Israeli Left.’

      • gamal on May 15, 2018, 4:35 am

        “An “achievement” for Hamas”

        I note this marks the end of the so called Jewish Ethical Tradition, when not bleating about their own trauma the murderers both blame and lampoon their victims,

        what a worthless excuse for a man..

      • eljay on May 15, 2018, 10:28 am

        || jon s: eljay … I see that you may have been baiting me, to see if I would write about soccer on a day when so many Palestinians were being killed, make me look like a dick (your words) and I fell into your trap. … ||

        jon s, the only thing more lame than intentionally being a dick is afterwards pretending that you were “baited” and “trapped” into being a dick.

      • eljay on May 15, 2018, 10:38 am

        || gamal: “An “achievement” for Hamas”

        I note this marks the end of the so called Jewish Ethical Tradition, when not bleating about their own trauma the murderers both blame and lampoon their victims,

        what a worthless excuse for a man.. ||

        I’m sure jon s will explain that he was “baited” and “trapped” into blaming and lampooning those Palestinians.

      • Mooser on May 15, 2018, 12:04 pm

        “I’m sure jon s will explain that he was “baited” and “trapped” into blaming and lampooning those Palestinians.”

        It’ll be difficult. ‘Blame Hamas’ has been his theme for years.

        ,” with the deliberate intention of increasing civilian casualties among their own people.” “Jon s” 2016

        Same verbiage, for years.

        I wonder which “Israeli Left” organisations take the same stance?

        “You may have read Hamas propaganda in disguise, maybe even here on MW.” “Jon s” 2014

      • Misterioso on May 15, 2018, 4:02 pm

        @John S, et al

        “Why Jews in solidarity with Palestinians will win the day”
        by Robert H. J. Cohen, Writing From The Edge, May 14/18

        “Why Jews in solidarity with Palestinians will win the day
        Because it’s not 1933.
        Because the Palestinians are not the Nazis.
        Because we have not been here before.
        Because this is new.

        “Why Jews in solidarity with Palestinians will win the day
        Because you cannot shout about racism here but not there.
        Because you cannot care about refugees here but not there.
        Because discrimination at the Western Wall matters less than the Apartheid all around you.
        Because an Israeli sniper’s bullet is a bigger problem than an anti-Semitic tweet.

        “Why Jews in solidarity with Palestinians will win the day
        Because there’s no safety won by theft
        Because there’s no security built on fear.
        Because democracy for some is not democracy.
        Because a nuclear armed ghetto does not normalise the Jewish condition.

        “Why Jews in solidarity with Palestinians will win the day
        Because those we have dispossessed have not disappeared.
        Because Palestinians are allowed to resist.
        Because you cannot celebrate a catastrophe.
        Because your Bar/Bat Mitzvah trees were planted to conceal a crime scene.

        “Why Jews in solidarity with Palestinians will win the day
        Because our Jewish leaders have lost their way and cannot be trusted.
        Because our relationship with the Palestinian people is the only relationship that matters.
        Because the future of Jews and Judaism depends on this.
        Because there’s only so long you can live in denial.

        “Why Jews in solidarity with Palestinians will win the day
        Because Moses said justice
        Because Micah said justice
        Because Isaiah said justice
        Because if we are the oppressor, then why be Jewish at all?”

        “For Nakba at 70”

      • Maghlawatan on May 15, 2018, 4:59 pm

        “Because an Israeli sniper’s bullet is a bigger problem than an anti-Semitic tweet.”

        Gaza really does put the UK Labour party”s antisemitism row into perspective.

        I keep coming back to David Shulman’s observation that Israeli Jews live in a mythical world where coercive violence is an acceptable way of life.

    • CigarGod on May 14, 2018, 10:02 am

      Finally, reporter cut off Iz MP due to station break.
      Then same MP came back on and gave her screed uninterrupted…and without answering the question of course…or being asked to again.

      – Put me back on the air or I’ll yank your credentials and you’ll be banned from The Land of Iz.-

    • Marnie on May 14, 2018, 11:45 am

      WTF is happening in amerikkka???

      • Kay24 on May 14, 2018, 3:36 pm

        Trump happened. The worst human being in history is leading the country over the cliff.

        Look at the carnage in Gaza, it is all due to Trump, Jared, and Butcher Bibi.

  2. John O on May 14, 2018, 9:26 am

    Sharpville, Soweto, Gaza.

  3. Maghlawatan on May 14, 2018, 9:39 am

    Ivanka Trump praying for peace.
    It would be better to pray for brain transplants for Israelis.
    Anyway the new embassy will be greeted every morning by one of the most beautiful sounds in Jerusalem . And it isn’t the Israeli “gh”

  4. Maghlawatan on May 14, 2018, 9:46 am

    On a day like today it is important to remember the fantasy of Theodor Herzl. A liberal union of Jews and Arabs. Where no Jew was paranoid.

    Also remember the line from Cat Stevens. “You will still be here tomorrow but your Dreams may not. ”
    Israel is still here. It is hell.

  5. Maximus Decimus Meridius on May 14, 2018, 9:51 am

    Let me guess. Western governments will ‘express concern’ and ‘urge both sides to exercise restraint’.

    And the killing will go and nobody will lift a finger to stop it.

    “Moderate” Zionists will – at best – clutch their pearls and say this just underscores the need for a proper ‘peace deal’.

    They do not realise – or choose not to realise – that this is not an aberration. It is the very essence of Zionism in action, right before their eyes.

    • Maghlawatan on May 14, 2018, 11:17 am

      A lefty Israeli :

      “it’s consistent with the Hamas strategy designed to ensure that their own people remain as miserable as possible, and suffer large numbers of casualties, preferably women and children. ”

      Imagine what Beitar Jerusalem fans are thinking

      • Mooser on May 14, 2018, 11:30 am

        “Imagine what Beitar Jerusalem fans are thinking”

        This is what Betar fans are thinking: Add “Trump” to the team name

      • Maximus Decimus Meridius on May 14, 2018, 3:25 pm

        I saw a self-described ‘left-wing Israeli’ on today, happily blaming the victims and saying it was all the fault of khamaaas. According to polls, the vast majority of Israelis approve of these actions, just as they have approved almost all of the many acts of violence in the country’s history.

        This is the reality of Israel. “Bibi” isn’t an aberration. He’s one of th emost popular ‘leaders’ in the country’s history. Nor is he ‘extreme right’ by Israeli standards. He’s pretty much a centrist. The alternative to him, if and when the Israeli people tire of him (having chosen him as PM 4 times) will not be what passes for the ‘left’ but the even more ultra extreme right in the shape of Bennett or one of his ilk.

        Time to give up the pretence that there’s a ‘moderate’ Israel just waiting to get out. The opposite is true.

      • Maghlawatan on May 14, 2018, 5:03 pm

        There is no reasonable Jewish Israel. There is just what you see. 71% approve of shoot to kill in Gaza.
        And every year the country becomes more extremist, more authoritarian, more cruel.
        It won’t end well.

      • Kay24 on May 14, 2018, 5:24 pm

        It came from the WH too. They are blaming the massacre squarely on Hamas.

        They are mouthing the zionist propaganda. It looks like Sean Hannity AND Butcher Bibi are running the WH.

      • Stephen Shenfield on May 14, 2018, 8:11 pm

        I pointed out in one of these exchanges that in order to carry out its diabolical strategy Hamas had to act through the IDF and this means the IDF must be honeycombed with undercover Hamas agents.

      • edwardm on May 15, 2018, 2:04 am

        That’s nuthin’. Now in the works: plans to change the name of Jerusalem to “Trumptown”. Where the Dome of the Rock is now there will be erected the most beautiful statue of Mr. Trump – to thank him for giving Jerusalem to the Israelis – It’ll be yuuuuuge – like way more bigly and twice as impressive as Al Aqsa. OK? Also it’ll come complete with a Trump Luxury Restaurant AND a McDonald’s, so no one feels excluded. No one who matters. Allthis is really gonna spruce the place up. Plus it’s that mark of respect that Israelis really crave. Like when the game show host sends his daughter-wife to dedicate the new embassy, while people die by the score just a few miles away. Oh his mark is upon Israel now alright.

    • Maghlawatan on May 14, 2018, 11:50 am

      I think that is why Israel is doomed. It’s not a country at equilibrium. It doesn’t observe international law. It doesn’t observe treaties. It always gets a free pass. There are no limits on its behaviour. The international system provides advantages in return for compliance. Israel says “fuck you”. If Israel was a person it would be a violent junkie.
      The advantages it has are US support and nukes but both of these are time limited. Something it doesn’t expect will destroy it. And it will be like the boy who cried wolf when it asks other countries to help it.

      • Marnie on May 14, 2018, 11:56 pm

        From your lips to God’s ears.

  6. Qualtrough on May 14, 2018, 10:18 am

    Your tax dollars at work.

  7. Spring Renouncer on May 14, 2018, 10:42 am

    It is fitting in a terrible and grisly sense that they celebrate their independence with a massacre of civilians: this state built on mass murder requires periodic butchery to persist. Global silence in the wake of this new atrocity truly disgusts me, though it is not surprising. And where is the ‘solidarity’ from the developing world, the formerly colonized? There is none. Ours is truly an era of impunity, of near universal global collaboration in oppression. This is, naturally, what happens when the ideology of profit triumphs over all else. I am particularly disheartened – but again not even a bit surprised – by how my parents’ homeland, India – ‘the world’s largest democracy’ – has sold out completely on Palestine.

    Gandhi and Nehru took principled stances against Zionism way before Israel existed, correctly grouping its supremacist urges with the nascent Hindu and Muslim nationalist movements on the Indian Subcontinent and with European Facism and Imperialism. While both the West and the Stalin’s Soviet Union and it’s satellites bought into Zionism before, during and after Israel’s independence, India, other non-agligned countries – many of them also former colonies – and some communist states continued to stand up for the Palestinians for decades, at least formally. Now it is just stupidity and naked greed that are passed as ‘foreign policy’ in India and beyond. Adding to the tragic irony of the situation is the fact that the current massacres in Gaza so closely respemble the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre (1919), when British troops with automatic rifles opened fire on protesting unarmed Indian civilians, murdering hundreds of them and sparking the movements for independence on the Subcontinent.

    • Marnie on May 14, 2018, 11:48 am

      Ivanka and Jerkoff will never get the blood off their hands.

      • Citizen on May 14, 2018, 12:08 pm

        I bet they sleep well at night.

      • amigo on May 14, 2018, 4:35 pm

        “Ivanka and Jerkoff will never get the blood off their hands.” Marnie

        The Teflon couple are enjoying a welcome respite cavorting with zionist criminals as they await an invitation by the Mueller team to come and have a chat about their criminal activities in several countries , some of which are enemies of the US.

        Ivanka can commission her favorite designer to design a glitzy prison outfit for her inevitable incarceration in a US Prison 5 star hotel.

        Jared , will have to settle for regular prison garb .My heart bleeds for them.

      • Kay24 on May 14, 2018, 5:22 pm

        Neither will Trump, but it is Butcher Bibi who drips in blood from his devious head to his toes.
        He has killed Palestinian children for years.

      • Kathleen on May 14, 2018, 11:43 pm

        Let’s hope they get their just due.

  8. Spring Renouncer on May 14, 2018, 11:07 am

    Does anyone know if there will be a demonstration in NYC today? There must be – right now – in Union Square, in front of the Israeli Consulate, the United Nations or Trump Tower etc.!! If not, I will just make a sign and camp out outside the U.N.

    • Keith on May 14, 2018, 9:10 pm

      SPRING RENOUNCER- “Does anyone know if there will be a demonstration in NYC today?”

      Not unless BDS is able to get Natalie Portman to come and sign autographs.

      • Spring Renouncer on May 15, 2018, 1:09 am

        Lol you’re right, sadly. I did hear from the Palestine Solidarity group at my college that there would be a small demonstration in Bay Ridge today, but that was too far and I wanted to be somewhere my presence could possibly have an effect (optimistic). So I ended up making my own sign which said “END THE GAZA MASSACRE NOW.” on one side and “HEY BIBI +TRUMP HOW MANY KIDS DID YOU KILL TODAY?” on the other in blood-red marker on a white poster-board.

        I walked with my poster to the UN Headquarters, sure that there would be at least a small group of protester awaiting me there… considering what had happened how could their not, I thought. Lo and behold – there was no one there, and I stood alone with my sign for hours, though at some point a member of Neturei Karta came to protest on with flyers and a poster on the same block as I was. I appreciated his dedication but tried to distance myself from him, because though in the moment our interests were similar, I am not interested in theological critiques of Zionism and think that they are potentially distract from the constant human rights abuses I am concerned with; for the Neturei Karta human rights is inherently secondary to scripture.

        So there were just the two of us protesting across from the UN. It was a disheartening in a way, but also necessary for me to go – being shot at is of course immeasurably worse. Many UN employees who were leaving work were sympathetic and interested in my one man protest, but they were mostly foreigners. Sadly Americans were generally more apathetic or even hostile (not all of them though). There were a few menacing gawkers who yelled terrible things at me from their bikes and cars.

        Later I went a block away in front of the US Mission to the UN, which has a fancy glass wall, behind which are large portraits of Trump, Pence and Nikki Hayley. I stood there only for a minute before a man in uniform asked me in a very threatening way if I had to stand there. I asked him if I was “allowed to” and he said that he could not legally tell me not to, but that it was up to me… very ominous. He went back inside and seconds later a very aggressive lady in a different type of uniform came outside and barked at me to cross the street, because I was “not allowed to stand on federal property”. I may have asked her some follow up question, which truly got her agitated, at that point not wanting to escalate the situation I started walking away, thanking her for her polite delivery of information. So that is how I learned that the 1st Amendment is null and void on the public sidewalk outside of a Federal Government building!

        I had no choice but to cross the street to the UN side, where there was a poster commemorating 70 years of the U.N.’s work towards securing Palestinan Human Rights; I thought it would be fitting to stand by it. But as soon as I did two UN security personal told me to cross the street. I tried to explain to them that I COULDN’T cross the street, because I had just been kicked off the Federal property sidewalk over there (the US agent lady never explained whether it was my holding the sign, or my mere presence that was the issue). The UN guards weren’t having it, so I asked whether the Free Speech existed on the UN side of 1st avenue. This seemed to piss the security guy off, and he asked me whether I had a permit to protest, which he knew I didn’t, and told me I would need one to stay there. Finally I asked him weather I could just walk through the UN sidewalk so as to avoid having to re-enter the federal property sidewalk. This confused him, so I asked if I was allowed to pass through if I put my poster away. As I rolled up my sign and began walking, he lectured that there was a proper way to express my opinions.

        I considered heading up the block to protest in front of the Trump Tower, but didn’t feel like it was a good idea, plus it was getting dark and there were fewer people on that block. So I went back to my original spot across the street from the main UN building, right in front of the staircase street, and stayed there till it was dark. Right before I left – emboldened by twilight maybe – three separate bikers and a driver passed me and reacted to my sign in a hostile way.
        It is not worth going into all of it, but the worst gawker – an ugly middle-aged man on a bike – laughed at my sign, and then told me that it was great that the kids were killed, that I should go back to my home country (little did he know… I was there), and then he used some explitives and said some other awful things and then just began shuting “Israel, israel, israel!” on repeat like a maniac and went away.

        This is not a full description of the evening, but I’m getting sleepy… good night… I hope the news tomorrow isn’t as bad as it might be.

  9. Kay24 on May 14, 2018, 12:38 pm

    This is a bloody and brutal murder of civilians. Trump lit that keg of gunpowder, but does not care a damn for the lives of innocent civilians, and the children. While his son and daughter, sit smugly, and smirk, among their beloved zionists, and Jared pleases the king of the zionists, miles away, powerless people are being brutally killed, and injured, and are easy targets for Israel’s killers. Perhaps they used US made weapons given by previous Presidents.

    Where is world outrage? Expect the usual hand wringing by the UN, and it seems Israel’s buddy the Saudi Arabians, have given silent consent, to Jerusalem, especially the East, which was supposedly for the Palestinians, given by sword dance Trump. This is unfair, but then what Trump and Netanyahu does is usually based on lies, deceit, and being unfair.

  10. Ossinev on May 14, 2018, 12:58 pm

    I think that the Fourth Reich has emerged:

    Now that the ZioZombies effectively have the green light from their puppet US and compliant EU as well as the turncoat Arab States to indiscriminantely slaughter innocent men women and children they will no doubt intensify their “self defence” measures in the Occupied West Bank and perhaps bring forward their plans for a mass rounding up and corralling of the Untermenschen natives. The settlers being even more moral than the IDF if that is possible will probably lead the action.

    Lovely people,lovely country – if you are a fan of Fascism. Great potential tourist marketing opportunities there to attract far right Fascist groups who will feel right at home.

    Hopefully more and more civilised Westerners will stay away from this s…hole country and more and more civilised Westerners will shun and boycott Israeli Zionists and their products which make their way to the West.

    Tick tick

    • Marnie on May 14, 2018, 11:48 pm

      “Hopefully more and more civilised Westerners will stay away from this s…hole country ….”

      This shithole country can kill and steal, steal and kill without impunity. The question is how much longer will it take for these so-called ‘more civilized Westerners’ to stay away and who are you talking about? It seems that has been happening for a while. Do you mean perhaps that more ‘civilized’ western countries will shun israel, like at the u.n., with reichsfuhrer nikki haley being the official mouthpiece for ‘civilized’ westerners?

  11. Sibiriak on May 14, 2018, 1:44 pm

    The Guardian:

    Emily Thornberry MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, responding to the killing of Palestinians in Gaza today, said:

    We condemn unreservedly the Israeli government for their brutal, lethal and utterly unjustified actions on the Gaza border, and our thoughts are with all those Palestinians in Gaza whose loved ones have been killed or injured as a result.

    These actions are made all the worse because they come not as the result of a disproportionate over-reaction to one day’s protests, but as the culmination of six weeks of an apparently systemic and deliberate policy of killing and maiming unarmed protestors and bystanders who pose no threat to the forces at the Gaza border, many of them shot in the back, many of them shot hundreds of metres from the border, and many of them children.

    • Maximus Decimus Meridius on May 14, 2018, 3:29 pm

      The same Emily Thornberry who cozied up to the Israeli Labour party, attended the Balfour anniversary ‘celebration’ and described Israel as a ‘beacon of freedom, equality and democracy’?

    • Keith on May 14, 2018, 8:46 pm

      SIBIRIAK- “Emily Thornberry MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, responding to the killing of Palestinians in Gaza today, said:”

      How interesting that they left out a significant part of her statement condemning the blockade and calling for it to be lifted. The full text is at Finkelstein’s website.

      “The UK’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, Emily Thornberry, has condemned Israel’s ‘vicious and utterly avoidable slaughter’ in Gaza and called for ‘urgent and concerted international pressure’ on Israel to ‘lift the blockade on Gaza’ and ‘end Israel’s illegal occupation of the Palestinian territories’.”

      Also, Jeremy Corbyn made a strong statement which I quote in full. Pity BDS isn’t doing more.

      “Today’s killing of dozens of unarmed protesters and the wounding of many more by Israeli forces in Gaza is an outrage that demands not just international condemnation, but action to hold those responsible to account.

      This slaughter follows weeks of killings of Palestinian civilians demonstrating for their right to return, most of whom are refugees or the families of refugees. Coming on the day President Trump moved the US embassy to Jerusalem, it underlines the threat to peace posed by the continuing and intolerable injustices faced by the Palestinian people.

      The response from many western governments to this flagrant illegality, including our own – which bears a particular responsibility for a peaceful and just resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict – has been wholly inadequate. They should take a lead from Israeli peace and justice campaigners: to demand an end to the multiple abuses of human and political rights Palestinians face on a daily basis, the 11-year siege of Gaza, the continuing 50-year occupation of Palestinian territory and the ongoing expansion of illegal settlements.

      We cannot turn a blind eye to such wanton disregard for international law. That is why Labour is committed to reviewing UK arms sales to Israel while these violations continue.

      The international community must at last put its collective authority and weight behind achieving a lasting settlement that delivers peace, justice and security for both Israelis and Palestinians, who have waited so long to achieve their rights.” (Jeremy Corbyn)

      • MHughes976 on May 15, 2018, 4:37 am

        It will be grimly interesting to see how the accusations of Labour Party anti-S are used in response to these remarks. The most encouraging UK reaction this morning comes from of all places the Daily Mail, whose headline is simply ‘Bloodbath’. Perhaps the claims I expect, that Corbyn and Thornberry ‘have finally come out in their true anti-Semitic colours’ will stick in throats for a bit. And Thornberry’s record of pro-Israelism may function as a useful shield. Mind you the mountain of pro-Israel prejudice is still so massive in public and political opinion that even in these circumstances of scandal and outrage hope has to be muted.

      • Keith on May 15, 2018, 10:48 am

        MHUGHES976- “Mind you the mountain of pro-Israel prejudice is still so massive in public and political opinion that even in these circumstances of scandal and outrage hope has to be muted.”

        True enough, yet Britain has at least had some protests. The US? Nothing. (excluding Spring Renouncer’s lonely vigil outside the UN) We are in dark times which are likely to get worse before they get better, if they get better.

  12. Ossinev on May 14, 2018, 1:50 pm

    Speaking of tourism. The immediate overwhelming and recurring image of Zioland to most foreign visitors who are lucky enough to emerge from the Orwellian filtration machine at Ben Gurion ) and potential visitors is not the bikini paradise of Tel Aviv or the Gay Pride paradise of Telaviv but the magnificent Golden Dome of the Al Aqsa Mosque = a Muslim yes Muslim pilgrimage site.

    With the right wing Ziolunatics in Zioland and the US now running the Ziocircus emboldened by their success with the US Embassy move surely it is only a question of time before they set their sights on removing this Anti – Semitic carbuncle from their eternal city.

  13. Abierno on May 14, 2018, 2:05 pm

    The juxtaposition of the smiling presidents without portfolio, Jared and Ivanka, with the tragic deaths of unarmed Palestinian/Gazans, the thousands wounded and the refusal of Netanyahu and Erdan to allow in medical teams and supplies to support the beleaguered hospitals which are understaffed, overwhelmed and without critically needed medical equipment and supplies is being widely reported across Europe, South America, Russia and Asia, to say nothing of the Middle East. This is a diplomatic blunder greater than unilaterally stepping away from the JCPOA agreement. Unrecoverable and with dire long term consequences for the US.

    • Kay24 on May 14, 2018, 3:39 pm

      The big question is who can do anything, and why is the rest of the world silent?

      Forget Saudi Arabia, those demons are silently supporting the killers. They have sold their miserable souls to the devil

  14. Maghlawatan on May 14, 2018, 3:26 pm

    Whoever runs the IDF is insane. World’s most moral army. Even Americans are joining the dots .
    This kind of carnage makes selling Judaism to the goys very difficult. Rav Rick Jacobs must be so proud.

  15. Kay24 on May 14, 2018, 5:06 pm

    From the zionist media. A pundit named Jeremy Bash says Trump has righted the wrong of the US embassy not being opened in Jerusalem. He is all for it it seems. Birth right trip working. Chuck Schumer applauded Trump for moving the Embassy. Israel first.

  16. unverified__f91d36j8 on May 14, 2018, 6:59 pm

    To the intellectually honest people on this site, please tell me, do you actually believe Israeli soldiers just randomly started shooting people harmlessly protesting (i.e. holding signs, chanting slogans)?

    If that were the case, how is the death toll so low? Don’t you think that out of 40,000 people, if Israel actually was engaged in random killings, the toll would be much higher?

    Also, don’t you see in the images on this very site, that the protesters were at the very least engaged in starting fires, throwing firebombs and slinging rocks?

    I’m not trying to be pro-Israel here but geez, let’s at least not be intellectually-dishonest. What is the point of lying to ourselves?

    • Keith on May 14, 2018, 8:24 pm

      UNVERIFIED- “… do you actually believe Israeli soldiers just randomly started shooting people harmlessly protesting….”

      Not randomly. Initially, any protester identified as a leader or Hamas monitor was singled out for execution. The rest were targeted to be maimed. To date, over 8500 protesters have been wounded, hardly an insignificant number, particularly in view of NO Israeli casualties.

      “At least 49 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli snipers since the protest began on March 30, and 8,500 have been wounded….” (Kevin Zeese – Margaret Flowers)

      UNVERIFIED- “I’m not trying to be pro-Israel here but geez, let’s at least not be intellectually-dishonest.”

      You are obviously pro-Israel and intellectually dishonest. Gaza is an open air prison, the blockade is illegal and meant to punish the Gazans for voting the wrong way, and the water is now over 96% contaminated due to Israeli actions, a form of de facto chemical/germ warfare against a trapped population with nowhere to flee. Have you no heart whatsoever? If there was any justice, the Israelis would have to trade places with the Gazans for a year to see how they like it, and you would have to join them. Sound fair to you?

      “Thousands of Gazans, most of whom have been living on bread and salt for months, couldn’t wait any longer. No longer able to withstand being chained to a place where their children are being poisoned by the water they drink, crowds marched on the border with Israel, if only to scream at the world: “We are here.” Despite the proven dangers that await, many believe that dying there is better than the slow death they face in Gaza’s refugee camps.”

    • eljay on May 14, 2018, 9:08 pm

      || unverified__f91d36j8: To the intellectually honest people on this site, please tell me, do you actually believe Israeli soldiers just randomly started shooting people harmlessly protesting (i.e. holding signs, chanting slogans)?

      If that were the case, how is the death toll so low? Don’t you think that out of 40,000 people, if Israel actually was engaged in random killings, the toll would be much higher? … ||

      It’s intellectually dishonest to argue:
      – that the word “random” implies an amount; and
      – that every shot fire must result in a killing.

      I understand that ~2,800 people – including 17 paramedics and 11 journalists – shot and injured isn’t enough for you. But you’re not trying to be pro-Israel.

    • Mooser on May 14, 2018, 9:28 pm

      “To the intellectually honest people on this site, please tell me, do you actually believe Israeli soldiers just randomly started shooting people harmlessly protesting (i.e. holding signs, chanting slogans)?”

      Of course not! Israeli soldiers wouldn’t do that! The Officers act as ‘spotters’ and tell the snipers which person to shoot. Or the Officer can say “Fire at will”.

      “engaged in starting fires, throwing firebombs and slinging rocks?”

      Oh, my goodness. How many Israelis injured and killed?

    • Marnie on May 15, 2018, 1:24 am

      Please don’t stop lying to yourself honey, just don’t think for one minute it’ll wash here. Try the NYT, Washington Post, The Atlantic, JPost, Haaretz, Izreal H’Yom, Tablet, Arutz Sheva, etc.

    • MHughes976 on May 15, 2018, 4:26 am

      This is not simply a demonstration of opinion, though it is that too, but an expression of the will of people in Gaza to cross the perimeter line even in the face of abundant lethal force and even when they lack the means to inflict even a bruise or a scratch on the people confining them. So it is a demonstration of what Cicero called ‘contempt for the swords’ of the other side. I agree that you might say that there is a kind of threat involved in this contempt, so that the term ‘non- violent’ does not fully apply. Some people are very anxious to emphasise this
      point but if they are against violence then they can hardly admire what the Israelis are doing. If you say that the Israelis are using legitimate violence then everything hangs on the legitimacy of the blockade. The nature of the blockade is to deprive people in Gaza on an indefinite basis of their normal right to be enfranchised citizens of a sovereign state and to deprive them of much economic opportunity, which it does not suggest its legitimacy.
      If you look into the idea of ‘demonstration’ with more than half an eye you see how appropriate it is in application to the Palestinians.

  17. Kathleen on May 14, 2018, 8:49 pm

    ared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are pompous, arrogant elitist who are clearly ethnocentric haters. Absolutely no compassion for the Palestinians or anyone suffering in the world. Hopefully those who were responsible to these latest moves and tremendous amount of suffering are eventually called out on the carpet and receive their just due. As well as Netanyahu and the country of Israel. Shameful

    Watching the split screen on MSNBC one side the arrogant prick Kushner and the arrogant prickess Ivanka looked like the elitist that they are…while Palestinians were being mowed down like they were turkey’s at a slaughtering yard. Despicable

    MSNBC Chris Matthews refers to Trump, Kushner, Ivanka etc as the Romanov’s

    • Marnie on May 14, 2018, 11:51 pm

      News in Brief

      Trump Fascinated By Israeli Cultural Tradition Of Mass Slaughter Of Protesters

      Today 1:05pm
      •SEE MORE: Donald Trump

      WASHINGTON—After spending the better part of Monday afternoon watching live television coverage of the demonstrations in the hotly contested Gaza Strip, Donald Trump declared himself “absolutely fascinated” by the Israeli cultural tradition of slaughtering protestors. “It’s very beautiful, such a beautiful custom,” said Trump of the cherished Israeli pastime of mowing down unarmed Palestinians with rifle fire. “They’ve been doing this for years, but this is the first time I got a chance to watch the whole ritual. It’s really something, very powerful. Other countries use just tear gas, but here, they outright murder people for throwing glass bottles. I can really see something like this catching on in the United States.” Trump added he was “particularly moved” by the portion of the festivities that celebrated a 13-year-old Palestinian boy becoming a dead man.”

      IMHO – chris matthews et al at MSNBC are zionist whores who every blue moon or two throw a bone to antizionists.

  18. Kathleen on May 14, 2018, 11:57 pm

    Dershowitz, Liebermann, Friedman, Adelson all there…Kushner blames the Palestinians. Going no where fast.

  19. Marnie on May 15, 2018, 12:52 am

    The 52 palestinians murdered just yesterday were all part of the israeli meet and delete the natives customary gift basket welcoming foreign ‘diplomats’ without security access or portfolios. This is what Moloch requires, or as he is known by the faithful ‘the 45th president of the united states ON america’ or messiah for short. Be careful though, today it’s palestinians; tomorrow it could be zionists. Start with a Bibi v Sarah appetizer, working his way around the cabinet and before he peaks, finish the meal with a rack of char-grilled Friedman with a gallon of Heinz to wash it down.

  20. jon s on May 15, 2018, 1:00 am

    For the third time, they’ve set fire to the border crossing through which essential supplies are delivered to Gaza.
    Now we’re going to hear complaints about shortages of gas , medical supplies , etc.

    • Marnie on May 15, 2018, 9:37 am

      Oh FFS, as if you give a rat’s ass. Are you deliberately stupid, or have you been practicing stupidity with your histrionics class?

  21. Marnie on May 15, 2018, 1:21 am

    Thousands of palestinian protestors; including journalists and medical personnel, children, teens, men and women injured and at least 52 murdered only yesterday and the comment from the greatest democracy in the world ‘Big day for Israel. Congratulations!’

    Response from netanyahu – message received.

    There has not and will not be condemnation, concern, condolences or even the lame ‘thoughts and prayers’ bullshit, even too camp for high school kids.

    There will be blame of course, but only for the victims of the zionist ‘state’ unquenchable thirst for palestinian blood and land.

    Kharma’s gonna be bitchin’.

  22. Naftush on May 15, 2018, 2:52 am

    The coverage and comments reenact the grotesque theatre that’s been performed here before. You armchair warriors got your wish: real violence resulting in real corpses, who are already serving as grist for the next round of rhetoric that will produce the next round of dead bodies, the next round of predictable indictments with inevitable references to, surprise-surprise, the Nazis, and the next round of crowing about Israel’s imminent demise.

    • Misterioso on May 15, 2018, 4:11 pm


      “…the next round of predictable indictments with inevitable references to, surprise-surprise, the Nazis, and the next round of crowing about Israel’s imminent demise.”

      We get it. The ugly truth hurts. Well, get used to it. Universal condemnation of the fascist entity known as “Israel” is only going to rapidly increase and get louder and louder. You and your gang of racist lying thugs have fooled the world for 70 years, but your time at bat is coming to an end.

  23. Maghlawatan on May 15, 2018, 4:08 am

    The problem is the inhumanity of Zionism

    • Kathleen on May 15, 2018, 8:57 am

      Cold, calculated, systematic genocide of Palestinians.

      Yes smaller than the WWII holocaust however same twisted and very sick thinking and doing.

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