VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 17 December 2013: Prawer protesters beaten, threatened with rape by Israeli police in Haifa

17 December 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Soldiers Conduct Training Rashayda Village
IMEMC – [Tuesday December 17, 2013] Israeli soldiers invaded the Rashayda village, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and conducted military training in the village after surrounding it, the Radio Bethlehem 2000 has reported. …

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Information Clearing House 17 December 2013: Did The Saudi Government Fund The 9/11 Attacks?

17 December 2013 — Information Clearing House

Does Opposing Western Intervention in Syria Make the Anti-war Movement “Assad Apologists”?
By Lindsey German
The accusation is that by opposing western intervention the anti-war movement is giving tacit support to dictators or despots: but is it?
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EU and US both threatened by secret trade talks By Magda Stoczkiewicz and Erich Pica

18 December 2013 — Open Democracy

This week’s talks, like the previous rounds, will happen behind closed doors. The negotiating texts will be kept secret from the public but not from the approximately 600 corporate representatives who have been named ‘cleared advisors’ for the United States.

Oil Found by Israel Should Belong to Palestine: 3.5 Billion Barrels of Oil Reserves on the “Border between Israel and Palestine”

18 December 2013 — muftah.org

 An Israeli oil well has been reported to contain a much larger reserve than originally estimated. The oil exploration company, Givat Olam, has now increased its estimate to 3.53 billion barrels of oil and has already sold $40 million worth of oil from the site.

“These Programs Were Never About Terrorism: They’re About Economic Spying, Social Control, and Diplomatic Manipulation. They’re About Power”

18 December 2013 —  WashingtonsBlog

Snowden Gives the Big Picture

Edward Snowden wrote yesterday about mass surveillance by the NSA:

These programs were never about terrorism: they’re about economic spying, social control, and diplomatic manipulation. They’re about power.

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