Netanyahu’s “telegenically dead” comment is grotesque but not original, Goebbels beat him to it By Glenn Greenwald

21 July 2014 — The Intercept

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GAZA, PALESTINE – 2014/07/20: Palestinian medics carry the body of a child killed in Shijaiyah east of Gaza City, after Israel expanded its ground offensive on the Gaza Strip (Photo by Ibrahim Khader/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Benjamin Netanyahu, yesterday, on CNN, addressing worldwide sympathy for the civilian victims of Israeli violence in Gaza:

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Hamas wants to pile up ‘telegenically-dead Palestinians for their cause’ — Netanyahu, on television By Alex Kane and Phil Weiss

20 July 2014 — Mondoweiss

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer got a one-on-one with Benjamin Netanyahu and asked him about the disturbing optics of the Gaza onslaught, in which Israel has now killed hundreds of civilians, many of them children: Continue reading this...

Former Israeli Nuke Chief: Iran Is 10 Years Away from Having the Bomb

10 May 2014 — Washington’sBlog

… And May Not Even Want to Build One

Ynet reports:

An insider in Israel’s nuclear program believes that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is employing needless fearmongering when it comes to Iran’s atomic aspirations, in order to further his own political aims. Continue reading this...

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Is Netanyahu Certifiable? By Alan Hart

27 January 2014 — Alan Hart

NetanyahuThe expanded and most explicit form of my headline question is this. Is Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu of sound mind and knowingly talking propaganda nonsense about threats to Israel’s security in order to fool the world including most of its Jews, or, is he unbalanced, mentally disturbed, even clinically insane? I ask because his rubbishing in Davos of the most important speech any Iranian leader has made since the revolution which brought the mullahs to power 35 years ago sent me to bed recalling something my father said to me when I was a very young boy. “There are none so blind as those who don’t want to see.”

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Cracks in the alliance: Is there finally daylight between Israel and the US? By Jonathan Cook

22 January 2014 – williambowles.info

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Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Photo: Reuters)

Things have come to a strange state of affairs when Washington regards Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s far-right foreign minister, as the voice of moderation in the Israeli cabinet.

While Lieberman has called the soon-to-be-unveiled US peace plan the best deal Israel is ever likely to get, and has repeatedly flattered its chief author, US secretary of state John Kerry, other ministers have preferred to pull off the diplomatic gloves.

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Apartheid lives on in Israel, rampant, disguised, and despised — says ‘Le Monde’ correspondent Philip Weiss

15 December 2013 — Mondoweiss

My friend Nicholas Wibberley writes: “You may already know about it, but there is a relatively new book published in France [last spring] by Michel Bôle-Richard ‘Le nouvel apartheid’ which looks pretty powerful stuff.  He was Le Monde correspondent in South Africa during the apartheid period and later stationed in the occupied territories.  He did a piece last Thursday for the paper here which I have given a quick translate (below).  The book is not translated into English yet.  I am ordering a copy though.” Continue reading this...

French whore gives Zionism a blow job By Alan Hart

4 December 2013 — Alan Hart

Hollande and NetanyahuI don’t wish to offend readers other than perhaps those of the parties of my headline, but I have to say that it, the headline, was the first thought that came into my mind when I learned from the BBC that, according to leaks to the French media, a team of French scientists do not believe Arafat was poisoned and that he died of a “generalized infection.” 

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Why, really, has Netanyahu put settlement expansion on hold? By Alan Hart

14 November 2013 — Alan Hart

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His own explanation was that he wants to avoid or minimise the prospects for an “unnecessary confrontation” with the international community, for which read President Obama and the European leaders who would follow his lead (with the arguable exception of the French whore).

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The two faces of Barack Obama – talking peace whilst waging war By James Petras

11 October 2013 — James Petras

Introduction: Obama’s rhetorical exercise in ‘peace talk’ at the United Nations General Assembly impressed few delegations and even fewer Americans: Far more eloquent are his five years of wars, military interventions, cyber-spying, drone murders, military coups and the merciless prosecution of patriotic truth tellers.

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Strategic Culture Foundation 29 September – 5 October 2013

5 October 2013 – Strategic Culture Foundation

CIA Activities in Syria: US Never Stops to Step on Same Rake

05.10.2013 | 00:00 | Andrei AKULOV

According to the Washington Post (CIA Ramping up Covert Training Program for Moderate Syrian Rebels, Oct.3), the CIA is expanding a clandestine effort to train opposition fighters in Syria, as U.S. officials said… The Washington Post informs that US officials spoke on the condition of anonymity and said the agency has sent additional paramilitary teams to secret bases in Jordan in recent weeks in a push to double the number of rebel fighters getting CIA instruction and weapons before being sent back to Syria… The CIA is «ramping up and expanding its effort», said a U.S. official familiar with operations in Syria, because «it was clear that the opposition was losing, and not only losing tactically but on a more strategic level»… Continue reading this...

VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 11 August 2013:

11 August 2013 – VTJP

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Young Palestinian musicians perform in prestigious world festival
IMEMC – On August 8, seventeen young Palestinian musicians put Palestine on the ‘map’ of one of the world’s most prestigious international music festivals, the BBC Proms. Aged twelve to twenty-three years, they are members of the Palestinian Strings, a brainchild of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music, Palestine’s preeminent music institution. …

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 10 August 2013: Fear of isolation gets Israel talking

10 August 2013 – VTJP

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Britain Denounces New Israeli Settlement Plan
IMEMC – Britain’s Foreign Office Minister, Alastair Burt, denounced the recent Israeli government decision to construct 1096 units for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, and in occupied East Jerusalem. The Minister said that the focus should be on peace talks. …

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VTJP Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel News & Articles 14 July 2013

14 July 23 – VTJP

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Nabi Saleh weekly protest on friday: Israeli soldiers fire tear gas and skunk water
IMEMC – During friday’s weekly protest in the village of An Nabi Saleh the villagers once more stipulated their discontent over their difficult situation under the occupation. The peaceful protest was met with tear gas and skunk water from the Israeli military. …

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