Saturday, November 15, 2008

Bush unexpectedly meets Livni, Peres at UN

"They were not supposed to meet," Livni's spokesman told The Jerusalem Post. But as soon as Bush was done addressing the conference, the head of UN protocol approached Livni's staff and told them that the president wanted to speak with them. The president walked from the podium directly to them.

Chronic malnutrition in Gaza blamed on Israel

The Israeli blockade of Gaza has led to a steady rise in chronic malnutrition among the 1.5 million people living in the strip, according to a leaked report from the Red Cross. It chronicles the "devastating" effect of the siege that Israel imposed after Hamas seized control in June 2007 and notes that the dramatic fall in living standards has triggered a shift in diet that will damage the long-term health of those living in Gaza and has led to alarming deficiencies in iron, vitamin A and vitamin D.

Just a warning - God is just and He does not forget...

Barack Obama links Israel peace plan to 1967 borders deal

On a visit to the Middle East last July, the president-elect said privately it would be “crazy” for Israel to refuse a deal that could “give them peace with the Muslim world”, according to a senior Obama adviser.

Sharp drop in Christians converting to Judaism

Year of 2008 sees significant decrease in number of Christians choosing to become Jewish. Drop also registered in number of Jews converting to Islam.

Thousands of Ecstasy pills seized in synagogues

Drugs found in ceiling, bathroom of local synagogues; police say dealers planned to sell pills at upcoming party.

Friday, November 14, 2008

How white were the Israelites? Facial reconstruction may be surprising

The accepted assumption has been that early Hebrews resembled the people now living in the Middle East or the Mediterranean Basin. However, an Israeli anthropologist researching the question has now made a surprising claim: the subjects of the Kingdom of Judea in the Second Temple Period looked more like black Africans. This theory arose after Prof. Yair Ben David of Tel-Aviv University conducted the first-ever facial reconstruction of its kind.

Which only provides additional proof that the current day Israeli has absolutely nothing to do with nor any claim to Jerusalem and Occupied Palestine. The current day Israelis are in fact an "invented people."

Rahm Emanuel apologizes for father's disparaging remarks about Arabs

In the interview, Benjamin Emanuel was reported as saying: "Obviously, he will influence the president to be pro-Israel. Why wouldn't he? What is he, an Arab? He's not going to clean the floors of the White House."

Once a terrorist - always a terrorist, and as we all know - the fruit never falls far from the tree...

Americans Vote Yes for Equality Between Jews and Non-Jews Inside Israel

Election day in the United States, 2008, will be remembered in most history books as the day Americans elected the first African-American as president. But it also deserves to go down in history for another reason. It was the first day when Americans rejected the instructions of their pro-Israel politicians and newspapers and instead voted for the principle that non-Jews should be equal with Jews under the law inside Israel, and not discriminated against as they are today in apartheid Israel.

Separate Is Never Equal: Stories of Apartheid from South Africa to Palestine, Fall 2008 National Tour

This national speaking tour will bring internationally recognized human rights advocates Rev. Eddie Makue and Diana Buttu to 11 U.S. cities between November 10th and 23rd, 2008.

Faith communities, the African-American community, and students will be the heart of this tour, as we work to educate Americans about the similarities between life under South Africa's apartheid regime and life for Israelis and Palestinians living under the Israeli government's ethnic separation policies.

Settlers Who Long to Leave the West Bank

Rimonim, a Jewish settlement in the West Bank. The vast majority of settlers vow never to leave the West Bank, but some see the occupation as wrong.

“I came here 25 years ago to live in the countryside and raise my family,” said David Avidan as he sat in a neighbor’s living room here one recent evening to discuss an exit strategy. “We wanted to resettle the whole land of Israel,” he added. “But now when I see how our soldiers treat Palestinians at the checkpoints, I am ashamed. I want us to get out of here. I want two states for two people. But I can’t get any money for my house and I can’t leave.”

Hillary Clinton emerges as State dept candidate

Her selection as top U.S. diplomat could also mean a more hawkish foreign policy than that advocated by Obama during his presidential campaign. On the campaign trail, Clinton was more reluctant than Obama to commit to a firm timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Patriots, your country needs you!

If Israel would have been slapped down and punished, fiercely, for the murders of American sons on the high seas on June 8, 1967 aboard the USS LIBERTY, this country would not be in the shape it is in today. The saddest part of all is this country is under the Zionists’ thumb now more than ever before in history. Wake up, American patriots!! You are the only ones that can save us. Put country before self for the sake of our children and their children, for God’s sake!!

War Crimes Committed Against U.S. Military Personnel, June 8, 1967

Heads to roll under Obama

Several senior Democrats oppose keeping National Intelligence director Mike McConnell (far left) and Central Intelligence Agency director Michael Hayden (left) in their jobs. -- PHOTO: AP, REUTERS

THE current chiefs of National Intelligence and the CIA expect to be replaced when Mr Barack Obama takes over as US president on Jan 20, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Jewish father and son charged with forgery of hundreds of ID cards for illegal workers

Scandalous affair causes storm in US Jewish community as country's largest kosher meat supplier is expected to shut down after owners are charged with immigration and labor violations, leading to bankruptcy

The Iowa-based slaughterhouse, which have been run by a family of Lubavitch hassidism for many years, was raided last month by immigration police, who allege the owners 80-year-old Aaron Rubashkin, and his son Sholom (49) were personally involved in the large scale forgery of identification cards for hundreds of illegal workers in the factory.

And, as usual, not a word about this in the Zionist controlled mainstream media. Can you imagine the out-cry if Muslims were charged with forgery of ID cards???

The Smearcasters - Islamophobia's dirty dozen

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) has done us all a service by publishing this important downloadable report, Smearcasters: How Islamophobes spread fear, bigotry and misinformation. It is filled with a familiar right-wing cast of characters like self-styled “terrorism expert” Steve Emerson, inveterate Muslim-basher Daniel Pipes, David Horowitz “the Islamophobia movement’s premier promoter”, and Fox talking heads Sean Hannity and BIll O’Reilly.

Please download and email this document to all of your friends, colleagues, and acquaintances. Let's give this important and revealing report the widest possible dissemination.

Report: Obama views 'have serious implications for Israel'

The report said Israel could no longer count on Republicans in Congress to temper Obama's policies in the Middle East. Instead, Obama would be supported by a Democratic-controlled Congress and a new Jewish lobby, "J Street," that would seek to undermine the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee.

Well, one can only hope...

Re-Branding Oppression

There has been an ad on television recently, one featuring a young couple walking or drifting into a place of enchantment, a warm and colourful fantasy world, a kind of biblical Disneyland. Every step of their brief journey is met by people smiling warmly, moving slowly, even bowing, greeting them at each turn with Shalom!

Fox News Angrily Smears Nader For Daring To Criticize Obama

The corporate media’s frightening obsession with maintaining Obama’s messianic complex now apparently extends to the so-called “right-wing” Fox News, who have eagerly picked up the baton and are right behind the mindless fervor of Obamamania - acting in lock step with the establishment left.

In the interview with Nader aired last night, Fox host Shepard Smith feigned phony righteousness in his reaction to Nader’s assertion that Obama could prove to be an “Uncle Tom” for the corporations rather than an “Uncle Sam” for the people.

What America's "bank bailout" is really costing taxpayers

How much so far? Try $2.5 trillion.

Here's how BailoutSleuth comes up with its total:
  • $170 billion for banks who sold preferred stock to the government
  • $150 billion given to AIG -- $85 billion initially, another $25 billion, and another $40 billion
  • $2 trillion in emergency loans from the Federal Reserve to banks under 11 different programs that are separate from the TARP program, and which didn't require approval by Congress

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Woman slain trying to leave KKK ritual

An woman invited to a rural Louisiana campsite for a Ku Klux Klan initiation ritual was shot and killed after she asked to be taken back to town, the sheriff of a New Orleans suburb said Tuesday.

UN warns over Gaza food blockade

The UN in the Gaza Strip says it will run out of food aid in two days unless Israel's blockade - which it describes as "shameful and unacceptable" - eases.

Erasing the trail of a terrorist

Wikipedia deletes page on Rahm Emanuel's father Benjamin

This page has been deleted. The deletion log for the page is provided below for reference.

Jerusalem's Jewish tribal divides

Meir Porush, the ultra-Orthodox Candidate

Ultra-Orthodox Jews – who gained control of city hall for the first time five years ago – account for just over a quarter of the electorate, while secular voters make up more than 40 per cent. But with rabbis encouraging the faithful to vote for ultra-Orthodox candidates, voter turnout among that group is higher.

New Israeli restrictions target Palestinian hospitals in Jerusalem

Palestinian women wait at the Qalandiya checkpoint, September 2008. (Rami Swidan/MaanImages

As of Sunday, 2 November 2008, new Israeli army guidelines are in force, requiring Palestinian medical personnel from the West Bank who work in Jerusalem hospitals to come in only through the Qalandiya checkpoint in Ramallah. Medical personnel from the West Bank are prohibited from coming to work through other checkpoints, even if these are closer to where they live.

No reprieve from settler violence in sight

Masked Jewish settlers gather near an illegal settlement outpost near the West Bank city of Hebron, 31 October. (Mamoun Wazwaz/MaanImages)

The Israeli government, which has encouraged the building of settlements in the West Bank in violation of international law since it occupied the territory in 1967, stated on Monday that it will act to remove settlement outposts. These are structures built in violation of international agreements, without official permission and against Israeli law but with tacit support from the Israeli authorities. In 2005, an Israeli government investigation found that state authorities had colluded with the settlement movement to establish over 100 outposts in the West Bank, donating US$17 million to such projects between 2000 and 2004.

A Palestinian refugee's open letter to Obama

Senator Barack Obama addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) forum on Foreign Policy in Chicago, March 2007. (Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

I believe that everybody is a change-maker, and nobody has the right to say, "I can't do anything" or stay neutral at a time when injustice is committed every day. I believe, like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed, that travel breaks cultural stereotypes, and if people have the opportunity to meet with each other as human beings, they will have no reason to go to war against each other. I believe in change, exactly like you, and hope that change will come with all the efforts we are doing. And because of this, I was rewarded as the first Ashoka Fellow-Social Entrepreneur in Palestine.

Bush Spy Revelations Anticipated When Obama Is Sworn In

The Bush administration has stonewalled, misled and denied documents to Congress, and subpoenaed the phone records of investigative reporters. Credit: Monsivais/AP

When Barack Obama takes the oath of office on January 20, Americans won't just get a new president; they might finally learn the full extent of George W. Bush's warrantless domestic wiretapping.

Obama Plans US Terror Trials to Replace Guantanamo

President-elect Obama's advisers are crafting plans to close the Guantanamo Bay prison and prosecute terrorism suspects in the U.S., a plan the Bush administration said Monday was easier said than done. Under the plan being crafted inside Obama's camp, some detainees would be released and others would be charged in U.S. courts, where they would receive constitutional rights and open trials.

Documents linking Iran to nuclear weapons push may have been fabricated

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has obtained evidence suggesting that documents which have been described as technical studies for a secret Iranian nuclear weapons-related research program may have been fabricated.

Ohhh, really, I wonder who could have possibly fabricated those documents? Could it be the same folks who fabricated the Niger Yellow Cake documents?? Anyone care to hazard a guess as to who the culprits could be???

Now, Obama really does have terrorist connections

At last, some real dirt on Barak Obama!

He has terrorist connections!

No, I don’t mean the endlessly recycled, tenuous connection with Bill Ayers, an elderly academic with a colorful past. Nor do I have in mind Barak’s links with the Rev Wright, one of the more honest preachers in America today.

Jewish group wants Mormons to stop proxy baptisms

"We are not going to continue meeting with the Mormon Church," said Auschwitz survivor Ernest Michel, head of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, who has spearheaded efforts to scrub the Mormon lists since discovering in the 1990s that his parents were among 380,000 Holocaust victims having been baptized into the Christian faith.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Once again, Monks brawl at Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, site of Jesus's crucifixion

Armenian and Greek Orthodox monks scuffle next to the site traditionally believed to be the tomb of Jesus Christ at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the Old City of Jerusalem, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008. A brawl erupted between rival monks at one of Christianity's holiest sites, and Israeli police detained two clergymen for questioning. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

It began as Armenian clergymen marched in an annual procession commemorating the 4th-century discovery of the cross believed to have been used to crucify Jesus. It ended with the arrival of dozens of riot policemen who separated the sides, seizing a bearded Armenian monk in a red-and-pink robe and a black-clad Greek Orthodox monk with a bloody gash on his forehead. Both men were taken away in handcuffs. Six Christian sects divide control of the ancient church. They regularly fight over turf and influence, and Israeli police are occasionally forced to intervene.

The article clearly states these Christians groups "regularly fight over turf and influence." Yet, the main-stream media continues to tell us "this is a rare occurrence." Yea, I get it - Christianity is supposed to be a religion of tolerance and peace....

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Elderly Palestinian couple evicted from East Jerusalem home despite U.S. protest

For months, a group of settlers has also lived in a portion of the house, maintaining that an Ottoman-era bill of sale grants ownership of the Shimon Hatzadik property to the Committee for the Sephardic Group. The Jerusalem District Court issued a ruling in favor of the Sephardic Group,which transferred the property to a settler organization called "Shimon's Estate."

The settler group, in turn, sought to evict the al-Kurd family, refugees from West Jerusalem, who have lived in the house since the early 1950s. At 4:45 on Sunday morning, some 20 IDF vehicles and seven police minibuses sealed off much of the neighborhood, prior to the eviction, witnesses said.

Auschwitz expert: Blueprints found in Berlin not of (supposed) death camp

Van Pelt suggested the plans might be fakes, motivated by the lucrative market in Nazi memorabilia and documents.

Click here and here for my earlier posts on the supposed holocaust.

Farrakhan says Obama draws a 'oneness of spirit'

Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, congratulates President-elect Barack Obama during a sermon at the Mosque Maryam in Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008.

"President-elect Obama has energized all segments of the depressed, downtrodden, rejected and despised," he said in a 90-minute speech at Mosque Maryam on the city's South Side. "Now it is up to us to take the new energy that he has given us ... and channel that energy into making ourselves better."

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Will the World Change Now?

The American people have now taken a stand against the policy eight years of the Bush Administration has come to represent. That is: the neo-colonial wars and the economic crisis. This is what history will remember. Peoples and governments worldwide now hope their expectations will come to be fulfilled.

Many run the risk of being disappointed, however....

Ethiopian Jews continue to protest harsh conditions in Israel

An Ethiopian new in immigrant tries to prevent the arrest of her husband during a demonstration. Photo: Ariel Jerozolimksi

"They were beating people up," one of the protesters said. "They came in and started hitting people, I saw them grabbing a man by the throat."

Open Letter to President-elect Obama

This letter contains sound advice for the President Elect. Unfortunately, it will fall on deaf ears.

Dual Citizenship -- Loyal to Whom?

Since citizenship carries with it a responsibility to be exclusively loyal to one country, the whole concept of dual citizenship and nationality raises questions about which of the dual citizenships have priority. This is extremely important when the two countries have opposing interests. It can be a deadly problem when a dual citizen is in a high position within our American government.