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Abdus-Sattar Ghazali: On the eve of Modi's visit, Israel backs India against Pakistan On the eve of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "historic" visit to Israel, a senior official from the Israeli foreign ministry said that his country supports India on what he called "terrorism emanating from Pakistan."
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Joseph Zernik: Roman Zadorov affair: The Supreme Court perverted decision records in Disqualification for a Cause against 3 justices In the petition, the Attorney General and the State Attorney claim that they were acting within their authority in perverting the expert opinion of Dr Chen Kugel - Head of the State Forensic Institute - pertaining to the murder trial of Roman Zadorov. To top it off, the Supreme Court perverted the records in the petition itself as well. Prof Kremnitzer summed it up: "The justice system is primarily defending itself".
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Greg Maybury: Of Treachery, Treason, Terror, Truth, and Liberty Forsaken (An American Tale) Along with showcasing one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. military history, Phil Nelson's new book -- Remember the Liberty: Almost Sunk by Treason on the High Seas -- presents an ideal opportunity to place into broader, more urgent relief, the history of America's increasingly contentious relationship with Israel in addition to probing the role of both nations in events unfolding in and across the Middle East. 8 8 Comment Count
Berlin Wall (Mauer)
Stephen Fox: President-elect Trump, Please Tear Down that Wall Against Mexico Before You Build It! Updates today from NY Times, Washpo and the Hill clarify discussion is ongoing. Yes we'll see changes and perhaps improvements in immigration policies. Throughout history walls have ugly histories; Congress may not allocate monies to build Wall Against Mexico, nor will Mexico. Mexicans supply a large part of the labor in jobs that Americans don't want to do. WHY SHOULD THEY PAY FOR ANYTHING like a wall between our nations? 20 20 Comment Count
Historic Rue Sabra, the main access into Shatila camp, as shown on 11/7/2016. During better times Rue Sabra was a locale
Franklin P. Lamb: R2P Palestinian Children: Proposals to combat Drug dealers targeting Lebanon's camps Each of us is obliged to help organize, join and work with, and to assure the success of the proposed R2P (Responsibility to Protect and Rescue) Palestinian children from drug dealers Movement. We as adults owe this to vulnerable Palestinian as well as to all other youth in Lebanon.
Polar Bear stranded on Norway's Svalbard Archipelago
JACK DRESSER: Presidential Choices Facing Climate Catastrophe Rapidly escalating climate change is the most crucial threat faced by all humanity but received scant attention in our political theater of the absurd, aka presidential election debates between candidates half the electorate were excluded from choosing. Both main party candidates are wholly unsuitable and the Green Party alone proposes revolutionary policies commensurate with the challenge. We cannot afford further delay. 1 1 Comment Count
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Joseph Zernik: Deep State is not so deep in Israel -- Shin-Bet, Mossad, and the baby-stealing scandal Following a new wave of protest by Yemenite Jews, the Israeli government appointed Minister without Portfolio Tzachi Hanegbi, of Yemenite background himself, to investigate allegations of baby-stealing by state welfare and medical agencies in the 1950s. Following his appointment, Hanegbi proudly announced that he had also obtained approval for the investigation from Shin-Bet and Mossad" 1 1 Comment Count
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Joseph Zernik: Roman Zadorov affair: A court, which refuses to certify its own decisions, is certified corrupt! The Nazareth District Court and the Israeli Supreme Court have so far refused to produce any duly signed and certified decision or judgment record pertaining to Roman Zadorov. Zadorov is held by the Israeli authorities, purportedly as a convict in the gruesome murder of 13.5 yo Tair Rada - with no duly made Verdict, no duly made Sentencing, and no duly made Arrest Decree. 1 1 Comment Count
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Joseph Zernik: Israel: anti-judicial corruption protester placed under compulsory psychiatric hospitalization Joelle Ben Simone protested corruption of the family courts in front of the office of Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, demanding to speak with the Minister. Finally, Minister Shaked talked with her for a few minutes, resulting in Ben Simone's compulsory psychiatric hospitalization. California attorneys, who protest judicial corruption, face similar predicament, typical of repressive regimes... 8 8 Comment Count
Visita do Ministro dos Negcios Estrangeiros de Israel, Avigdor Lieberma
Franklin P. Lamb: Team Clinton focusing on demise of Hezbollah Israel has made clear via its new Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman , leader of the fascist Yisrael Beiteinu party, that Israel will not return one centimeter of its recently occupied Syrian territory "until we sign a peace agreement with the new government of Syria. All Muslims must know that we Israelis are their friends and that we are on the right side of this Syrian war." 4 4 Comment Count
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Thomas Knapp: $400 Million: The Partial Price of Peace? When the US government sends $400 million in cash, stacked on pallets, to Iran on the same day the Iranian government releases four imprisoned Americans, it looks an awful lot like ransom. On the other hand, when the US government decides to keep $400 million sent to it by the Iranian government pursuant to an arms deal for 35 years without ever shipping the arms, it looks an awful lot like stealing. 11 11 Comment Count
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Franklin P. Lamb: A Road-map for Lebanon to grant civil rights for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Today the government of Lebanon has the opportunity to come into compliance with internationally mandated human rights and to redress nearly seven decades of violations of Palestinian civil rights. Lebanon can redress its humanitarian shortfalls by implementing the following proposed essential remedial measures.
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Joseph Zernik: ROMAN ZADOROV - the Israeli Mendel Beilis "Roman Zadorov's case reflects widespread incompetence and/or corruption of the Israeli justice system, including its highest echelons, to a level that would be recognized in criminology as 'Organized State Crime'." The imprisonment of Ukrainian Zadorov by the Jewish state is a tragic mirror image of the notorious Mendel Beilis affair in the Ukraine a century ago. 1 1 Comment Count
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Joseph Zernik: US DHS assists in suppression of anti-corruption dissent in Israel Israeli judges retaliate against anti court corruption activists by unlawful, fraudulent use of their authority. US DHC/ICE colludes with them, and Google is a major partner. Spying, unreasonable detentions, unlawful search and seizure of computers, and draconian fake judgments - retaliation produces some of the best evidence of judicial corruption. Conditions in the US are similar.
Obama endorses legal theft
Eric Walberg: Why did US seize Iran's $2 Billion? A US decree was issued to seize $2 billion in assets belonging to the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), holding Iran financially responsible for the 1983 bombing that killed 241 Marines at their barracks in the Lebanese capital, Beirut. It clearly is part of a tactic of goading Iran, pushing it in an attempt to bring Iran to heel. Either that or to undermine the deal. 2 2 Comment Count
Joe Lauria: Sanders Offers Little Hope for Mideast Peace Perhaps Bernie Sanders is holding back his real views on Israel and Palestine, fearful that he could not withstand the attacks of the Israel Lobby and a pro-Israel corporate media. 3 3 Comment Count
The cauldron of Middle East
Ashish Shukla: Why the Saudis Formed a Bloc Against the Islamic State (IS) Saudis have formed a bloc against Islamic State. US claims it has a 65-nation alliance against the dreaded terrorist group. Russia itself leads a 4+1 bloc. It seems the world is falling over each other in trying to smash IS to pulp. But the real narrative is in finer print. 5 5 Comment Count
Israeli Prison System
Ahmad Barqawi: "Palestine Can't Wait!" The Palestinians are alone in this, as they have always been. Their current revolution (of kitchen knives) has so far been disavowed and misreported in a media that seems to only revere and lionize sectarian, head-chopping backward movements on GCC-funded, bought and paid for suicide missions to further dismantle the Arab World into feuding mini statelets only for the benefit of the imperial West and of course Israel. 1 1 Comment Count
Franklin P. Lamb: Political Salafism has failed Lebanon's Palestinians. Can Jihadist Salafism succeed? Those who claim to want to preserve the relative quietude in the Palestinian camps here would do well to resist ISIS in a concrete form. One of the most effective ways would be by using their political power positively by taking 90 minutes in Parliament to grant Palestinians in Lebanon the six decade overdue most elementary civil rights to work and to own a home 2 2 Comment Count
NATOs wars in the Middle East hit home in France.
Jooneed Khan Jeeroburkhan: NATO's wars in the Middle East hit home in France "France is at war", has become a slogan since the terrorist carnage in Paris. False. France has been in NATO'S wars in the MidEast and Africa for years. Now however these wars are hitting home in the shape of incoming desperate refugees and of savage terrorist attacks. 3 3 Comment Count
Russia's airsorties have been relentless
Ashish Shukla: Russia is new sheriff in Middle East town The US Middle East Policy--eliminate independent leaders (read Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein and Bashar al-Assad) and replace them with puppet regimes to gain unchallenged regional control--has just collapsed. Putin has replaced Washinigton as the guarantor of global security. For over a year, the United States has been p*ssy-footing with these homicidal maniacs. Enough of this song-and-dance routine. Now justice is being done. 82 82 Comment Count
Anarchy and destruction: Neocon and warmonger's view of the Middle Eas
Joseph Clifford: The Truth of US Foreign Policy is a Bitter Pill to Swallow The real goal of US foreign policy appears to be anarchy. The footprint and presence of the US in the Middle East is very telling. 13 13 Comment Count
Ami Nahshon: The Iran Letter I Would Write if I Were Still a Jewish-Federation CEO A former Jewish federation executive criticizes the Boston and Miami federations for speaking out on the highly partisan and divisive issue of the Iranian nuclear deal. 2 2 Comment Count
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Joseph Zernik: Suicide of commander Efraim Bracha and "collapse" of the Israel Police Head of the National Fraud Investigations Unit Efraim Bracha committed suicide after a small online news outlet published reports of his corruption. As is the case in other nations, the United States included, widespread police corruption is impossible absent corruption of the justice system in general and the judiciary in particular 1 1 Comment Count
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Franklin P. Lamb: The Noose is Tightening Around Syria's Palestinians Every Palestinian refugee on earth from the Nakba or Naksa and her offspring is invested at birth with the Full Right of Return and this right is inalienable and cannot to ceded, relinquished, bargained away or abolished by political leaders, neither by PA officials negotiating with the Zionist apartheid regime or by anyone else. A Palestinians Full Right of Return is individual and vested in perpetuity--at birth. 1 1 Comment Count
Bombs, guns and executions are not the answer; the concepts of Zero Cos
Farid Khavari: Middle East madness: Muslims kill Muslims, Shia-mullahs of Iran win One thing is for sure in the Middle East: more violence will accomplish nothing. More massacres will bring more massacres. More unrest will lead to more violence. Bombs, guns and executions are not the answer to hungry bellies and thirsty mouths; the concepts of Zero Cost Economics are. 16 16 Comment Count
War crimes in Gaza
Abdus-Sattar Ghazali: UN report details massive Israeli war crimes in Gaza in 2014 The UN Commission appointed to investigate the Israeli attack on Gaza in July-August 2014, has published its report which strongly condemns the Israeli attacks on civilian targets which may have been war crimes. However, in a bid to 'balance' the findings of the Israeli atrocities, the report also holds Hamas committing war crimes during Israel's aggression on Gaza last summer.
Monumental Arch, Palmyra, Syria
Franklin P. Lamb: Is Da'ish (ISIS) open to a deal on Palmyra? Meanwhile, it is worthwhile to bear in mind UN Resolution 2199 adopted by the Security Council on February 12th, 2015, stating "that countries ensure that their nationals and those in their territories not make assets or economic resources available to ISIL (Da;ish) and related terrorist groups " and "Condemning the destruction of cultural heritage in Syria, particularly by ISIL (Da'ish) and the Al-Nusrah Front".
Franklin P. Lamb: Following the Da'ish (IS) takeover of Yarmouk--is Lebanon's Ein el Helweh next? To paraphrase the title of the late Edward Said's 0/8/1997 article in the Nation, there cannot be peace and security in Lebanon until the universally recognized civil right to work includes Palestinians refugees.
Justine McCabe: To Bibi: The Time Has Come (for One Democratic State) PM Netanyahu's recent public rejection of the "two state solution" provides an opening for the more just and sustainable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: one democratic state in Israel-Palestine. 1 1 Comment Count

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