Israeli settlers attack Palestinians, steal land with impunity

17 April 2021 — In Gaza (and beyond)

Imagine outrage & calls for sanctions if any other state did it

by Eva Bartlett

April 16, 2021, RT.com

Every aspect of their existence on occupied Palestinian land is illegal. Still, the violence perpetrated by Israeli settlers against civilians continues, propped up by Israel’s legal system and the world’s blind eyes.

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Just Like in the US, Policing in Israel is Rooted in Racist Violence

15 April 2021 — Mint Press News

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Pal racismIn the US, policing can be traced back to nineteenth-century slave patrols. In Israel, security forces have roots in Haganah, a Zionist militia group involved in the ethnic cleansing of Palestine.

HAIFA, ISRAEL — Israeli state violence manifests in several ways—police killings, home demolitions, displacement and detentions—but each is grounded in the same colonialist ideology spanning decades.

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Coup attempt in Jordan leaves a trail

5 April 2021 — Indian Punchline

By M.K. Bhadrakumar

“What happens in the Middle East has a way of making itself felt everywhere around the world,” Jordan’s King Abdullah II ibn Al-Hussein while addressing the European Parliament, Strasbourg, 15th January 2021

A coup attempt is an orphan unless it succeeds. Therefore, all we can say is that a coup was in the making in Jordan. In a televised news conference on Sunday in Amman, all that Deputy Prime Minister Ayman al-Safadi would admit was that “These were efforts that threatened Jordan’s security and stability, and these efforts were foiled.”

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Israel election: The far-right is triumphant. The only obstacle left is Netanyahu

29 March 2021 — Jonathan Cook

Extreme religious and settler parties are a firm majority in Israel’s new parliament. Now they want a leader truly committed to their cause

Middle East Eye – 29 March 2021

As 13 parties struggle with Israel’s complex post-election maths, seeking alliances that can assure them power, the most significant outcome of the vote is easily missed. The religious fundamentalists and settler parties – Israel’s far right – won an unprecedented and clear-cut victory last week.

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Continued Israeli Airstrikes on Syria Are Testing Moscow’s Patience, Jerusalem Would Do Well Not to Poke the Russian Bear

5 March 2021 — RT Op-Ed 

How Russia responds to Israel’s attacks on Iranian targets inside Syria could make all the difference as to whether the region boils over into full-scale war or continues to simmer at its current, already dangerous, level.

Experimental vaccine death rate for Israel’s elderly 40 times higher than COVID-19 deaths: researchers

1 March, 2021 — LifeSiteNews

Pfizer’s vaccine killed ‘about 40 times more (elderly) people’ and ‘260 times’ more of the young than ‘what the COVID-19 virus would have claimed in the given time frame.’

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Israel violates international law anew, again bombing Syria…to further indifference of Western media

16 February, 2021 — In Gaza (and beyond)

– by Eva K Bartlett

Israeli missiles reportedly targeted Syria again on Monday. Usually carried out under the pretense of “targeting Iranian/Iranian-backed militias,” Israel’s strikes violate Syria’s sovereignty and breach international law.

More Cyber Crimes, Attributed To Russia, Are Shown To Have Come From Elsewhere

27 January 2021 — Moon of Alabama

Earlier today police in Europe took down the Emotet bot-network:

First discovered as a fairly run-of-the-mill banking trojan back in 2014, Emotet evolved over the years into one of the most professional and resilient cyber crime services in the world, and became a “go-to” solution for cyber criminals.

Its infrastructure acted as a mechanism to gain access to target systems, which was done via an automated spam email process that delivered Emotet malware to its victims via malicious attachments, often shipping notices, invoices and, since last spring, Covid-19 information or offers. If opened, victims would be promoted to enable macros that allowed malicious code to run and instal Emotet.

This done, Emotet’s operators then sold access on to other cyber criminal groups as a means to infiltrate their victims, steal data, and drop malware and ransomware. The operators of TrickBot and Ryuk were among the many users of Emotet.

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Occupation By COVID: Palestine As a Viral Export, 2020

7 December 2020 — Off Guardian

Michael Lesher

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Palestinian workers, Bethlehem checkpoint, West Bank (PHOTO: Ahmad Al-Bazz, ACTIVESTILLS)

As the year 2020 expires in an embattled welter of politicized suffering, I feel I need to address my fellow advocates for Palestinian rights, too many of whom seem not to notice – or actively deny – that, under cover of coronavirus hysteria, the unhealed wounds of Palestine are steadily infecting us all.

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How Israel deployed an intelligence deception to justify killing scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

5 December 2020 — Grayzone

·December 2, 2020

Israel’s Mossad has spent years on a propaganda campaign aimed at convincing the world Iran possessed a nuclear weapons program – and legitimizing its assassinations of Iranian academics.

The Israeli assassination of Iranian defense official Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is being treated as a triumph of Israeli intelligence, with ubiquitous references in the New York Times and other major media outlets to the killing of “Iran’s top nuclear scientist”. In fact, Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency eliminated Fakhrizadeh, a defense official, despite the knowledge that its public depiction of him as the key architect of an Iranian nuclear weapons program was a deception.

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Pompeo’s Diabolical Diplomacy

29 November 2020 — Global Justice in the 21st Century

By Prof. Richard Falk

[Prefatory Note: The following interview devoted to Pompeo’s three day visit to Israel and Occupied Palestine conducted by Eshrat Mardi, was published in the Tehran Times Interview Nov. 28, 2020.]

1: On November 19, Mike Pompeo toured the West Bank and the Golan Heights. How do you analyze the visits to these two occupied lands in terms of international law?

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