A senior Obama administration official has described Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “chickenshit,” expressing the US president’s frustration with the Israeli leader. ● “The thing about Bibi [Netanyahu] is, he’s a chickenshit,” the unnamed official told the Atlantic when asked about the foreign leader who seems to frustrate the White House the most. The official added that the good thing about Netanyahu is that “he’s scared to launch wars,” and the bad thing about him is that “he won’t do anything to reach an accommodation with the Palestinians.” “The only thing he’s interested in is protecting himself from political defeat… He’s got no guts,” the official said. According to the Atlantic, the statement by the top Obama official indicates that relations between Washington and Tel Aviv have moved toward a “full-blown crisis.”
The Israeli government has approved plans to build over 1,000 new settler homes in East Jerusalem. It will expand two existing Israeli settlements on part of the territories seized in 1967. An official in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office declined to comment on the possible political and diplomatic impact. He said on Monday that "The government has decided to advance the planning of more than 1,000 units in Jerusalem – roughly 400 in Har Homa and about 600 in Ramat Shlomo," as cited by Reuters.
Imagine if this was done to their synagogues... Or this. Israel Knesset member calls for storming Al-Aqsa. UK Foregin Office, World Leaders ("Arab" Leaders): NO to dividing Al Aqsa. Israel to vote on partitioning Al-Aqsa Mosque between Muslims and Jews: While they're at it, maybe they would also like to vote on taking over USA, UK, Russia and China, perhaps even the entire globe, why not? After all, what matters is their "Jewish vote" and "Jewish democracy", isn't it!? How "democratic" and how "civilized", they vote even for robbery! Then comes the sleazy ones and call this "sharing" and accuse the robbed ones of being "hateful antisemites" and blame them for being unwilling to share! [Hat tip & comment: Nahida Izzat at Poetry for Palestine.]
An Israeli lawmaker says there is no difference between Israeli soldiers and militants of the ISIL and that both are “
armies of murderers with no boundaries and red lines.” “
kill one person at a time with a knife and the IDF at the press of a button [kills]
dozens of Palestinians,” Haneen Zoabi said in a Sunday interview with Channel 2 Online. The Arab member of the Israeli Knesset added that an Israeli pilot is no less a terrorist than a person who takes a knife and commits a beheading. The Israeli military unleashed aerial attacks on Gaza in early July and later expanded its military campaign with a ground invasion of the Palestinian strip. Over 2,130 Palestinians, including around 570 children, lost their lives and some 11,000 were injured in the raids.
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Michael Hoffman ■ For the first time in history, all top Israeli secret police posts (Mossad, Shin Bet etc.) will soon be held by Orthodox followers of the Talmud. Forward newspaper reporter J.J. Goldberg explains why Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is packing top intelligence slots with strict followers of the Talmud. With the rise of openly Talmudic Orthodox Judaics in the officer corps and the secret police, Israeli policies toward Palestinians will become progressively more savage. The 2000-odd Palestinians wiped out in the latest massacre-down-the-memory-hole is nothing compared with the bloodbath to come. ■ Because the Israelis have the unstinting support of the US Congress, the vast majority of the American media and tens of millions of Fundamentalist Protestants and neocon "Catholics," they are proceeding with an escalation of mass murder operations and land theft in defiance of European public opinion. ■ Palestinian blood will flow and their land will be stolen at higher rates than ever at the hands of the followers of the Babylonian Talmud, for whom all goyim are little more than, in the words of Chabad founder Rabbi Zalman, "supernal garbage."
Evidence suggests that weaponry, supplied by Qatar to insurgents in Syria, have ended up in the hands of ISIL Takfiri militants. ● Image grabs from video footage have surfaced, showing a militant with a Chinese FN-6 man-portable air-defense system and what appears to be an Mi-17 Iraqi helicopter. The Iraqi Ministry of Defense has confirmed that an Mi-35m was shot down near Baiji in the Salah-al-Din province on October 3. The Qatar government supplied two shipments of Chinese-made FN-6 to militants in Syria. The Persian Gulf monarchy has also been accused of sponsoring the ISIL terrorist group. A 2013 New York Times article wrote, “
At least several dozens (and perhaps many more) portable anti-aircraft missiles are known to have found their way to rebel possession….” It added, “
This includes batches provided through Qatar’s shadowy arms-trafficking network….” The ISIL militants made swift advances in much of northern and western Iraq over the summer, after capturing large swathes of territory in neighboring Syria.
PressTV: ISIL gains raise doubts on Obama war strategy: Officials
Patrick Martin ■ Biden’s admission: US allies armed ISIS
Wayne Madsen ■ The anti-ISIL «Dream Team»
James Petras ■ ISIS and the USA: Expansion and Resistance by Decapitation
Les Visible ■ 9/11, ISIS, ISIL and The Black Art of Reversed Kabala
What Happens When Freshman Lawmaker Misses the Memo. ● It took only one wrong vote to teach a freshman Democrat from Texas how sensitive, and even wrathful, the Jewish community can be when it comes to Israel. But the real story of what happened to Rep. Beto O’Rourke did not stop with the angry reaction he got when he cast one of only eight votes in Congress against special funding for Israel’s Iron Dome rocket defense system during the recent Gaza war. What is notable is how quickly the carrot followed the stick. It was almost a textbook case of how the establishment pro-Israel lobby works its magic — and a story not yet completed in early September, when The New Yorker magazine took note of what had happened to O’Rourke.
Iran has warned against the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Syria’s Kurdish border town of Ain al-Arab, also known as Kobani, amid escalation of clashes between Takfiri ISIL terrorists and the Kurds. ● Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham on Tuesday stressed the importance of supporting the Syrian government and nation in their fight against the terrorists in the region and called for the supply of humanitarian aid to civilians and refugees. She denounced the international community’s indifference toward the fate of people in Kobani and said, “
The Islamic Republic of Iran will soon send its humanitarian aid to residents and refugees in this area through the Syrian government.” The warning came as the ISIL militants on Tuesday opened new fronts in their battle against Kurdish defenders in the southern and western parts of the city. On Monday, the ISIL terrorists took over three districts of the flashpoint town. The ISIL militants have been trying to reach and seize control of Kobani over the past few weeks, but failed to do so amid stiff resistance by Kurdish forces. Dozens of ISIL militants have been killed in the fighting.
Gaza Board Of Inquiry Report: The Secretary-General Said His Staff Was "working with an israeli delegation on the text of the cover letter" - Wikileaks
1. (C) Ambassador Rice spoke with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon three times on May 4 to discuss concerns over the Board of Inquiry's report on incidents at UN sites in December 2008 and January 2009. Rice called the Secretary-General to register concern about the scope of the report. She cited in particular recommendations 10 and 11, saying it set a bad precedent if the report of a Board of Inquiry expands beyond its terms of reference. Given that those recommendations were outside the scope of the Board's terms of reference, she asked that those two recommendations not be included in the summary of the report that would be transmitted to the membership. The Secretary-General said he was constrained in what he could do since the Board of Inquiry is independent; it was their report and recommendations and he could not alter them, he said.
2. (C) Ambassador Rice urged the Secretary-General to make
clear in his cover letter when he transmits the summary to
the Security Council that those recommendations exceeded the
scope of the terms of reference and no further action is
needed. The Secretary-General said his staff was working
with an Israeli delegation on the text of the cover letter.
Ambassador Rice asked the Secretary-General to be back in
touch with her before the letter and summary are released to
3. (C) Ambassador Rice spoke with the Secretary-General two additional times. In the second conversation, she underscored the importance of having a strong cover letter that made clear that no further action was needed and would close out this issue. Secretary-General Ban called her after the letter had been finalized to report that he believed they had arrived at a satisfactory cover letter. Rice thanked the Secretary-General for his exceptional efforts on such a sensitive issue.
Steigan Blogger: FNs Ban Ki-Moon arbeidet for å svekke kritikk av Israel
Israeli war on Gaza leaves many children as orphans
Lasha Darkmoon ■ Has Canada been taken over by Jews? It would seem so, if the relentless persecution of Canadian patriot and freedom fighter Arthur Topham is anything to go on. || Canadian patriot and freedom fighter Arthur Topham is to be hauled before the Canadian courts next year on trumped-up charges. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Arthur is an innocent man. His trial date has now been set. He will appear in court on 26 October, 2015, and his trial will last for two weeks until 6 November. If found guilty, this man who has said and done nothing that you and I have not said or done a thousand times, will be torn from the embrace of his wife, his family and his friends and be thrown into prison. It will be a major miscarriage of justice if this should occur. The forthcoming trial of Arthur Topham is therefore much more than the trial of one man. Canadian justice will itself be on trial. If you are concerned for Arthur Topham and would like to see him treated fairly, please sign this PETITION
If Arthur is to be condemned in a Canadian court for “hate speech”, it will only be because Canada has now fallen under the dominant influence of a powerful ethnic group who have somehow managed to turn Canada into an Israelified police state.
Richard Edmondson/Nahida Izzat ■ The Expression of Hatred for Gentiles
Twitter users compare Israel to ISIL, renaming it the 'Jewish State of Israel in the Levant'. ● The Jewish State of Israel in the Levant: that’s what a group of pro-Palestine activists are now calling Israel, in a play on words on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The hashtag #JSIL(link is external) has been tweeted more than 5,200(link is external) times as Twitter users protest Israel's actions. Activist Max Blumenthal(link is external) first made the comparison(link is external) between ISIL and Israel during the Russell Tribunal on Palestine.
Israeli occupation military officer said that "the upcoming war on Gaza will be greater, and will down more victims," Israeli sources say. Eyal Eizenberg, Israeli Occupation Army Home Front Command, in a lecture in The Institute for National Security Studies (Tel Aviv University), said that "the recent assault on Gaza is not at all similar to the upcoming war that the Israeli army is preparing for." Eizenberg added that "the future war will require stronger abilities and more sacrifices to pay a bigger price." Finally he added that "the main lesson we got from the Gaza assault was represented in the necessity of readiness of the home front, and the ability to provide services to the people in cases of emergency."
Israel is continuing its push for [its illegal] expansions into the occupied territories, with anti-settlement group Peace Now reporting the government had quietly approved 2,610 new settler homes in the occupied East jerusalem neighborhood of Gival Hamatos. ● The plan for the homes was initially proposed back in December of 2012. The Jerusalem municipality sat on the plan nearly two years, and then offered no announcement with its approval. The timing of the revelation was inconvenient to the Netanyahu government, coming just hours before the prime minister met with President Obama. Obama was critical of the plans to expand settlements, saying that they imperil the peace process. Jerusalem officials insisted the plan’s approval was a “technicality” [i.e. stealing other people's land is routine] and that the new constructions would "contribute culturally to the city". The new settlement would connect the Gilo settlement and Talpiot, and mean there would no longer be connections between the Palestinian city of Bethlehem and the Palestinian neighborhoods left in occupied East Jerusalem.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly has infuriated the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, Press TV reports. ● Addressing the General Assembly on Monday, Netanyahu compared Israel's battle against Palestinian resistance movement Hamas to that of the US-led campaign against the ISIL militants in Iraq and Syria. The Israeli prime minister is considered by Palestinians a war criminal for the atrocities that were perpetrated by his forces during the 50-day war on Gaza, which ended a little over a month ago, and the eight-day war in 2012. [...] The al-Mezan Center For Human Rights, a non-governmental organization based in the Jabalia Palestinian refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, says the international community is in cahoots with Tel Aviv by allowing Netanyahu to deliver a speech at the UN. “Netanyahu’s forces carried out systematic killing of Gazan children and women and wanton destruction of civilian infrastructure. Netanyahu addressing world leaders only asserts the complicity of the international community in Israeli war crimes against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip,” Samir Zaqqout of the rights group said. Hamas also slammed the Israeli premier’s speech, calling it a speech of hatred and incitement.
Al-Manar News: Washington Rejects Netanyahu UN Speech on Iran
US President Barack Obama is using ISIL as a pretext to topple the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a political commentator says. ● “When that may happen, we don’t know, but it seems inevitable,” Veterans Today columnist Shamus Cooke said in a phone interview with Press TV on Friday. He added that Obama has chosen to campaign against the ISIL terrorist group with the Persian Gulf monarchies that “are attempting to topple” the Syrian government. “
Qatar, for example, recently announced that Bashar Assad is still the main problem, not ISIL. So, the agenda is still also to attack the Syrian government,” the analyst said.
Finian Cunningham ■ US seeks to target Syrian government
MD Nazemroaya ■ Fighting ISIL is a Smokescreen for US Mobilization against Syria, Iran
Antiwar.com: Dempsey on US Ground Troops: Whatever It Takes
RT.com: Pentagon ready to train up to 15,000 Syrian "rebels"
The General Conference of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) rejected a resolution tabled by 18 Arab nations, to submit Israel’s nuclear program to inspections and for Israel to accede to the non-proliferation treaty. A virtually identical resolution was adopted in 2009, but the IAEA failed to address Israel’s non-compliance. The resolution was rejected by 58 nay votes, 45 votes in favor of the resolution and 27 abstentions. Independent analysts estimate that Israel has a stockpile of 200 – 400 nuclear warheads, ranging from megaton sized warheads to suitcase and pineapple sized devices. Israel does not officially recognized that it has a nuclear weapons program at all. The weapons program does not only raise regional and international security concerns and concerns about proliferation, but concerns about serious human rights abuses against Palestinian prisoners in Israeli detention.
Michel Chossudovsky ■ The Criminalization of the United Nations || Under the auspices of the United Nations Security Council, with president Obama chairing the Council session, the United States has called upon the international community to adopt strong measures, at national and international levels, to curtail the recruitment of Islamic State fighters. What is not mentioned in the media reports is that the heads of State and heads of government who have endorsed America’s campaign against the Islamic State, advised by their respective secret services, are fully aware that US intelligence is the unspoken architect of the Islamic State, which is part of a vast network of US supported “jihadist” terrorist entities. Countries are either coerced into supporting the US sponsored resolution or they are complicit in the US terror agenda.
U.S., PARTNER NATIONS STRIKING ISIS IN SYRIA: PENTAGON
U.S. USING FIGHTERS, BOMBERS, TOMAHAWKS TO ATTACK ISIS
NBC News reports the attack includes drones and is expecting to hit up to 20 targets. FOX is reporting Qatar is among the arab nation coalition (along with UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Bahrain), according to Lt. Col. Oliver North, which is rather surprising given their rather well-known support for Al-Nusra.
PressTV: US, allies hit ‘militant’ targets in Syria, kill 11 civilians
Deutsche Welle: Heavy casualties from airstrikes on IS
Al-Akhbar: US general says airstrikes on Syria "only the beginning"
Itar-Tass: Strikes by US and its allies on Syrian territory require Syria's consent — Russian FM
PressTV: 50 US-led strikes carried out in Syria
RT.com: US and ‘partners’ launch airstrikes "on ISIS targets" in Syria
The Guardian: US launches air strikes against Isis in Syria for the first time Live Updates
NYT: Israel Says It Shot Down Syrian Fighter Jet
Chicago Tribune: US expands airstrikes into Syria to hit Islamic State
Stephen Lendman ■ Obama Launches Naked Aggression on Syria
Glenn Greenwald ■ Syria the 7th Muslim Country Bombed by 2009 Nobel Peace Laureate
Moon of Alabama ■ Concealed By U.S. Airstrikes Israel Opens Nusra Path To Lebanon
Peter Symonds ■ US launches air strikes inside Syria
Jason Ditz ■ US Launches Airstrikes in Syria "Against ISIS"
R. Fisk ■ Kerry’s rhetoric on Isis insults our intelligence and conceals the reality of the situation in Syria
SANA ● Syria says Washington informed Syria’s permanent envoy to the U.N. before striking ISIS terrorist organization in raqqa. || Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said Tuesday that the American side informed Syria’s permanent envoy to the U.N. Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari that strikes will be launched against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ISIS terrorist organization in the northern province of Raqqa. SANA reporter in Raqqa said that the U.S. launched airstrikes on ISIS terrorist group’s targets in Raqqa late on Monday.
Dozens of social justice activists managed to prevent a ship that is owned by the Israeli company ZIM from unloading its cargo last weekend at the port of Tampa Bay in Florida as part of a wider solidarity campaign to prevent Israeli ships from loading and unloading their cargo at American ports. According to Al-Quds newspaper, the Department of Expatriate Affairs at the Palestine Liberation Organisation said in a press statement issued on Sunday that protesters showing solidarity with Palestine were present, in spite of the bad weather and heavy rain, since the early morning hours after the ship approached the port and docked ahead of schedule during the night hours, preventing the port crews from unloading the Israeli ship.
Stephen Lendman ■ Occupied Palestine: Good News and Bad [06/25/10]
An Israeli drone has crashed in the southern Lebanese region of Marjayoun near the border with Israel, media reports say. The aircraft fell in the Saradah Valley, about 15 kilometers from the Blue Line, on Saturday. The Lebanese armed forces and peacekeepers with the UN Interim Force in Lebanon cordoned off the site of the crash. According to the preliminary investigation, a technical malfunction led to the plane’s fall, a security source said. Israel violates Lebanon’s airspace on an almost daily basis, claiming the flights serve surveillance purposes.
A leader of the foreign-backed Syrian opposition has visited injured militants being treated at a hospital in the Israeli town of Dafed. ● Kamal al-Labwani, who lives in exile in Turkey, said militants fighting President Bashar al-Assad will never forget what he called Tel Aviv's humanitarian support. Al-Labwani, of the so-called Syrian National Coalition (SNC), also emphasized that anti-government forces in Syria see Israel as a friend. Syrian anti-government leader is scheduled to meet Israeli authorities during his ongoing trip. Tel Aviv regime has openly voiced support for Syrian militants on many occasions.
Archeologists have unearthed hidden Nazi gas chambers at the site of the Sobibor Nazi concentration camp in eastern Poland. An estimated 250,000 people were killed at the camp. ● Nazi forces tried to erase all traces of the camp's existence. An asphalt road was laid over the top of the site after SS leader Heinrich Himmler ordered its destruction. The orders came following an uprising against the camp’s staffers on October 14, 1943. Some 12 SS officers were killed in the plot, which involved prisoners telling camp guards they had salvaged well-made or expensive items in order to lure them to a place where they could be slaughtered. In the subsequent chaos, some 300 of the 600 Jewish inmates broke free. However, many were shot while attempting to escape. By the end of WWII, there were approximately 50 survivors. The archaeologists explored the site beneath the road and found rows of bricks, four pieces deep. They have determined that this is where the walls of the gas chambers once stood.
Gilad Atzmon ■ Hot Off The Press: Were The Revisionists Correct All Along? || Israeli archaeologist Yoram Haimi reported today on Ynet (Hebrew) that his international team has now identified the location of a real Gas Chambers in Sobibor concentration camp. Haimi admitted that “Sobibor is the only place where you can witness an original Gas Chamber, the way it operated in reality.” If this is the case - if Sobibor is indeed the only place where an “original gas chamber” can be witnessed, then the Holocaust Revisionists who were subject to State terror and persecution, let alone endless harassment by the hands of Zionist and anti alike, were telling the truth all along. The Gas Chambers that have been exhibited to tourists were built after the war. This revelation is both embarrassing yet reassuring. Truth liberates us after all. The only question that is left open is whether Israeli archaeologist Haimi may get arrested once landing in Germany.
Now, what shitty little "country" in the Middle East thinks it would benefit from the destruction of Islam?
James Dorsey ■ As states, Saudi Arabia and Israel share few, if any common values, despite some cultural values that are common to Wahhabism, the austere form of Islam adopted by the kingdom, and ultra-orthodox Jews. But they increasingly have common interests. Both states perceive Iran, particularly an Iran that is a nuclear power, as an existential threat and share a determination to defeat the Muslim Brotherhood as well as Al Qaeda-inspired groups and defend as much of the political status quo in the region as possible against change that threatens to replace autocratic regimes with ones dominated by Islamist militants. A series of recent events indicate that those common interests have made Saudi Arabia, which based on its oil wealth, financial muscle and custody of Islam's two holiest cities, Mecca and Medina, projects itself as a the leader of the Arab world less sensitive about going public about relations with Israel in the absence of a settlement of the Palestinian problem. As a result, Israel, which has long accommodated a Saudi need for secrecy is also becoming more public about cooperation between the two states. "Everything is underground, nothing is public.
Israel Shahak ■ “Greater Israel”: The Zionist Plan for the Middle East