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Israel war crimes, your tax dollars at work

December 29, 2010 Leave a comment
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Israeli army demolishes water cisterns in Khashem Ad-Daraj, South Hebron Hills

December 18, 2010 Leave a comment

Azmi Bishara on Apartheid Israel

December 18, 2010 Leave a comment

Mosaic News 12/14/10: World News From The Middle East

December 14, 2010 Leave a comment

Jonathan Cook – Israel turns blind eye to racist state-employed rabbis

December 9, 2010 Leave a comment

From the Electronic Intifada:

Israel turns blind eye to racist state-employed rabbis

Jonathan Cook, The Electronic Intifada, 9 December 2010

An Israeli holds a sign reading “Jewish and Arab solidarity for justice and equality” at a protest outside Jerusalem’s Great Synagogue against a religious decree by fifty of Israel’s leading rabbis, 8 December 2010. (Oren Ziv/ActiveStills)

Jews must not rent homes to “gentiles.” That was the religious decree issued this week by at least fifty of Israel’s leading rabbis, many of them employed by the state as municipal religious leaders. Jews should first warn, then “ostracize” fellow Jews who fail to heed the directive, the rabbis declared.

The decree is the latest in a wave of racist pronouncements from some of Israel’s most influential rabbis.

In October, Shmuel Eliyahu, the chief rabbi of Safed, delivered a ruling, signed by 17 other rabbis in the city, telling Jewish residents not to sell or rent property to members of the country’s Palestinian Arab minority, who make up a fifth of the population.

His followers turned words into deeds by attacking Arab students in the city and threatening to burn down the homes of Jewish landlords renting to the students.

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Ilan Pappe – The Zionist Ideology of the State of Israel

December 7, 2010 Leave a comment

Anti-war.com – WikiLeaks Exposes Israeli Mafia’s Growing Influence

December 5, 2010 Leave a comment

From Anti-war.com:

WikiLeaks Exposes Israeli Mafia’s Growing Influence

WikiLeaks Fights to Stay Online Amid Attacks

S. Korea Again Vows Retaliation Against North

Covert War Against Iran Takes Chilling Turn

Baghdad Bombs Targeting Shi’ite Areas Kill 17

Abbas: Last Resort – I’ll Ask Israel to Take Over

Yemen President ‘Opened Door’ to US Forces

Cable reveals Mafia-government connection — But US media don’t care to dig for the story

by Justin Raimondo, December 03, 2010

I love how the pundits are yawning over the latest WikiLeaks revelations: oh, there’s nothing to see here, it’s all so boring, no “smoking gun,” so let’s just move right along. These people are just plain lazy: they want “scoops” delivered to their front doors, all neatly packaged and labeled as such. In short, they don’t want to have to do any work, beyond the usual cut-and-paste. Which is why a lot of the really juicy stuff coming out of WikiLeaks continues to elude them.

Take, for example, this excerpt from a cable dated May 15, 2009 — entitled “Israel, A Promised Land for Organized Crime?” – sent by our embassy in Tel Aviv, which deals with the rising influence of Israeli organized crime:

“As recently as March 2009, Zvika Ben Shabat, Yaacov Avitan, and Tzuri Roka requested visas to attend a ‘security-related convention’ in Las Vegas. According to local media reports, all three had involvement with OC. Post asked the applicants to provide police reports for any criminal records in Israel, but without such evidence there is no immediate ineligibility for links to OC. Luckily, all three have so far failed to return for continued adjudication of their applications. Nevertheless, it is fair to assume that many known OC figures hold valid tourist visas to the United States and travel freely.”

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