The Israeli Surveillance State: Did The “Shin Bet” Just Hack My Computer? By Jonathan Cook

9 February 2014 – Global Research


I have been pondering – probably more than is wise – what happened yesterday, when I lost control of my computer for an hour shortly after I had contacted the Israeli prime minister’s spokesman for a comment from the Shin Bet. I was working on a story about the various ways the Shin Bet seeks to exert pressure on Palestinians to recruit them as collaborators. For details of what happened, you can read about it here.

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Dissecting Israeli Military Propaganda: The Numbers behind the Rocket Attacks by Phan Nguyen

18 November 2012Global Research News - Mondoweiss


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In this brief study, I examine the many numbers cited by the Israeli military relating to Gaza rocket attacks into Israel.

To begin, Israeli spokespeople frequently remind the world that a million Israeli citizens are within range of Gaza rockets, twelve thousand of which have been fired into Israel in the last twelve years, inflicting thousands of injuries and several dead.

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Israel has 101 different types of permits governing Palestinian movement By Chaim Levinson

23 December 2011 — Haaretz

Over the decades permit regimen grows into vast, triple-digit bureaucracy.
Israel’s Civil Administration issues 101 different types of permits to govern the movement of Palestinians, whether within the West Bank, between the West Bank and Israel or beyond the borders of the state, according to an agency document of which Haaretz obtained a copy.

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URUK Net 1 September, 2010: Israeli Shin Bet electrocuted child prisoners to extract confessions

1 September, 2010 — URUK Net

Video – Dr. Omar Al-Kubaisy: Iraq & Depleted Uranium
Dr. Omar Al-Kubaisy answers a question from the audience in Stockholm 20100831 about Depleted Uranium. The study “Cancer, Infant Mortality and Birth Sex-Ratio in Fallujah 2005-2009″, published in July 2010 in the International Journal of Environmental Studies and Public Health (IJERPH), shows terrifying facts…

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The great Israeli Book Robbery
Max Ajl
September 1, 2010 – I was looking for more information on the book-looting that took place during the Nakba, and quickly came across the essay below, originally published in Yitzhak Laor’s Hebrew-language anti-Zionist literary quarterly, Mitaam: a Review for Radical Thought. Gish Amit wrote it, and Rebecca Gillis translated it from the Hebrew. Ideology may or may not matter to solving the conflict, and Palestinians may or may not be willing to reprise the historic compromise of 1987. But without placing the Nakba at the core of the analysis, as the starting point for judgment, it is the Israelis who look like they are giving up land for peace when in fact in 1987 it was the Palestinians who agreed to give up land for peace…

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Israel’s Red Line: Real Democracy By Jonathan Cook

14 May, 2010 — Global ResearchThe National

Shin Bet arrests leader of boycott movement

Nazareth — The recent arrest of two respected public figures from Israel’s Palestinian Arab minority in night-time raids on their homes by the Shin Bet secret police — brought to light this week when a gag order was partially lifted — has sent shock waves through the community.

The arrests are not the first of their kind. The Shin Bet has been hounding and imprisoning politicians and intellectuals from the country’s Palestinian minority, a fifth of the population, since the birth of the Jewish state more than six decades ago. Currently, two MPs from Arab political parties, as well as the leader of the popular Islamic Movement, are facing trials.

But the detention of Amir Makhoul and Omar Sayid is seen differently — as the gathering storm clouds in a political climate already fiercely hostile to its Palestinian citizens.

Mohammed Zeidan, the head of the Human Rights Association in Nazareth, said: “We are used to our political leaders being persecuted but now the Shin Bet is turning its sights on the leaders of Palestinian civil society in Israel, and that’s a dangerous development.”
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Video: Israel lifts gag order on new arrests

11 May, 2010 — The Real News Network

Two Israeli activist leaders of Palestinian origin were secretly arrested in recent weeks.

In the past two weeks the Israeli internal intelligence agency, the Shabak / Shin Bet, arrested two prominent Israeli activists in the middle of the night. The men are well known leaders of Palestinian organizations inside Israel but were arrested and prevented the right to see counsel under emergency regulations, akin to those Palestinians in the occupied territories are subjected to. The men were arrested under secret evidence and a gag order was issued to the Israeli press regarding their arrests. The Real News’ Lia Tarachansky spoke to the men’s relatives, the legal organization representing them, and to one of them, prior to his arrest last week.

Did Banned Media Report Foretell of Gaza War Crimes? By Jonathan Cook

15 April, 2010 —

Publish investigation, Israeli MP demands

An Arab member of the Israeli parliament is demanding that a newspaper be allowed to publish an investigative report that was suppressed days before Israel attacked Gaza in winter 2008.

The investigation by Uri Blau, who has been in hiding since December to avoid arrest, concerned Israeli preparations for the impending assault on Gaza, known as Operation Cast Lead.

In a highly unusual move, according to reports in the Israeli media, the army ordered the Haaretz newspaper to destroy all copies of an edition that included Mr Blau’s investigation after it had already gone to press and been passed by the military censor. The article was never republished.

Mr Blau has gone underground in London after the Shin Bet, Israel’s secret police, demanded he return to Israel to hand back hundreds of classified documents they claim are in his possession and to reveal his sources.

He published several additional reports for Haaretz in 2008 and 2009 that severely embarrassed senior military commanders by showing they had issued orders that intentionally violated court rulings, including to execute Palestinians who could be safely apprehended.

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Breaking in with intent to terrorise, by Haggai Matar

12 April, 2010 — The Only Democracy – Translation from Hebrew By Dimi Reider

There was one point that stood out for me in Uri Blau’s recollection of his pursuit by the Shin Bet in the Anat Kamm affair. Blau, Haaretz’s outstanding investigative reporter, recalls how as he was traveling in the Far East he got a call saying his house was broken into. “It looks like they were looking for something,” said the policeman on the phone. Reading this reminded me how they broke into my home, too.

A resident of Nilin is trying to restore a room in his house, completely wrecked by soldiers during a 4-day punitive curfew in response to protests, July 2008. The soldiers entered the residence while the owners were locked up in another house. Photo:

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How Israel Gagged on its own Gag Order By Gila Svirsky

8 April, 2010 — Gila Svirsky

This story is a testament to the Internet. And to Anat Kam, the whistleblower, who is widely regarded in Israeli security circles as a traitor and will probably soon be charged with treason.

Anat (I’ll use her first name, though I don’t know her) is a 23-year old journalist who wrote for the popular Israeli portal Walla. Some months ago, Anat did the unthinkable: she passed on information that was decidedly newsworthy, but that the Shin Bet – Israel’s security services – did not want outsiders to have. It was a “hit list” – the names of Palestinians living in the West Bank who were on the Shin Bet’s “wanted” list. And it was a copy of the Shin Bet protocol stating that if these “wanted” figures are identified during the course of a military action, permission is granted to carry out “an interception”. Nice language for execution without trial. Reports are that Anat photocopied this classified information while serving in the IDF.

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