VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 7 November 2013

7 November 2013 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

PCHR Calls for Investigation into Death Palestinian Prisoner in Israeli Hospital
IMEMC – The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) calls for an immediate and independent investigation into the circumstances of the death of a Palestinian prisoner, Hassan al-Turabi, in Affoula Hospital inside Israel on Tuesday, 05 November 2013. …

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 5 November 2013

5 November 2013 — VTJP

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Settlers Attack, Occupy, Home In Ibrahimi Mosque Yard
IMEMC – Hebron – Tuesday November 5, 2013, the Radio Bethlehem 2000 has reported that a number of extremist Israeli settlers occupied a Palestinian home in the yard of the Ibrahimi Mosque in the southern West Bank city of Hebron. …

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Bandar and Hariri Implicated in Khan Al-Assal Chemical Weapons Attack By Christof Lehmann

2 November 2013 — 4th Media

Testimony by a Liwa Asifat al-Shamal member implicates Saudi, Lebanese and Turkish Officials and Officers, including the Lebanese MP Saad Hariri and Saudi Arabi´s Intelligence Chief Bandar bin Sultan, in Weapons Trafficking and the Trafficking of the Nerve Agent Sarin to Mercenary Brigades in Syria. The Testimony Implicates Bandar and Hariri in the Chemical Weapons Attack in Khan Al-Assal on 5 March 2013. 

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 21 October 2013: High Court Rules: It is Impossible to Be Israeli

21 October 2013 — VTJP

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Thirty Detainees To Be released October 29
IMEMC – Palestinian Minister of Detainees, Issa Qaraqe’, stated Monday [October 21, 2013] that Israel will be releasing the second phase of Palestinian detainees on the agreed upon time, October 29. The release is part of an agreement to release all detainees held before 1993. …

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Israeli Factor in Syrian Conflict Unveiled By Nicola Nasser

14 October 2013 — Dissident Voice

More than two and a half years on, Israel’s purported neutrality in the Syrian conflict and the United State’s fanfare rhetoric urging a “regime change” in Damascus were abruptly cut short to unveil that the Israeli factor has been all throughout the conflict the main concern of both countries.

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The Nobel 'Peace Prize': A Sick Joke And A Demented Fraud By Professor Francis A. Boyle

12 October 2013 — williambowles.info

This past week, we saw the mouthpiece of Imperialism, the Norwegian Nobel Committee award its ‘Peace Prize’ to the UN’s Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), before it’s even completed its work (if it ever will or can)! Almost exactly one year ago following the awarding of the Nobel ‘Peace Prize’ to the European Union for its participation in the invasion of Libya and the overthrow of a sovereign state, the eminent academic Francis A. Boyle wrote the following, a statement that applies equally to this year’s award: Continue reading

VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 11 September 2013: The illusion of peace negotiations

11 September 2013 — VTJP

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Two Settlers Mildly Injured Near Hebron
IMEMC – Wednesday evening [September 11, 2013] Israeli sources have reported that two settler women were mildly injured after a number of Palestinian youths threw stones at their car, near Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. …
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From Hiroshima to Syria, the enemy whose name we dare not speak By John Pilger

11 September 2013 — John Pilger

On my wall is the front page of Daily Express of September 5, 1945 and the words: “I write this as a warning to the world.” So began Wilfred Burchett’s report from Hiroshima. It was the scoop of the century. For his lone, perilous journey that defied the US occupation authorities, Burchett was pilloried, not least by his embedded colleagues. He warned that an act of premeditated mass murder on an epic scale had launched a new era of terror. 

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 8 September 2013: Israel’s Lobbyists Pushing Hard for another War in the Middle East

8 September 2013VTJP

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Israeli forces issue 4 demolition orders in Jerusalem
9/8/2013 – JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli municipality staff and police issued four demolition orders for commercial properties in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan on Sunday, a local group said. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center said that Israeli forces raided Silwan and issued demolition orders for the properties on the pretext that they were built without a license. The shops belong to the Qarain family and….

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Reza Nasri: Syria Should Quickly Sue the United States at ICJ By: Kourosh Ziabari

8 September 2013 — Iran Review

Iran Review Exclusive Interview with Reza Nasri

The U.S. drumbeating for war against Syria over the allegations that the government of President Assad has used chemical weapons against the civilians in the Ghouta district of Damascus has raised many eyebrows across the world as few people expected the seemingly pacifist and peace-loving President of the United States to call for a new war in the Middle East, especially now that there’s no threat posed to the U.S. national security or national interests.

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Depravity Redefined: Selling US Slaughter in Syria By Tony Cartalucci

8 September 2013 — Land Destroyer

The corporate interests driving the United States, its resources, and policy, have invoked dead children in the latest and grisliest propaganda campaign yet, directed at the American public to build support for an otherwise unjustified and universally unwanted war with Syria.

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Syrian Foreign Ministry: Kerry’s presentation is based on old stories published by terrorists

31 August 2013 — SANA

[Well worth reading. WB]

Damascus, (SANA) – An official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that after days of media exaggeration about what the US administration described as decisive evidence, US Secretary of State John Kerry only produced material based on old stories which were published by terrorists over a week ago and are full of fabrication and lies.

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The Overt and Covert Mechanisms of the Chemical Provocation in Syria By Dmitry Minin

28 August 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

A powerful propaganda campaign has once again been launched against Syria, with accusations that its army is supposedly using chemical weapons. All the previous campaigns gradually died down, leaving behind only murky foam. However, what is happening now resembles a real “tenth wave”. 

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South Africa: Sectarian shame of the SACP By Terry Bell

16 August 2013 — Terry Bell

Shortly after the column below was written and blogged, the SA Communist Party issued its statement on Marikana that reveals the deep and dangerous sectarianism of this organisation. Here, I feel, is exposed one of the roots of the problem. I include here the final paragraph of that statement as an introduction to a repeat of the Inside Labour column that appeared here yesterday: Continue reading

‘You don’t oppose settlements… once they’re built’ — AP says to State Dep’t By Philip Weiss

15 August 2013 — Mondoweiss

John Kerry’s statement that settlements are illegitimate–

Let me make it clear: The policy of the United States of America with respect to all settlements is that they are illegitimate, and we oppose settlements taking place at any time, not just the time of the peace process.

–has opened up new lines of questioning about US foreign policy. From the State Department briefing yesterday, with spokesperson Jen Psaki. Continue reading

VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 14 August 2013: Futile Peace talks, again: The Jewish State’s Bottom Line

14 August 2013 — VTJP

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Nasrallah: “Hezbollah Fighters Behind Blast Targeting Soldiers Who Violated Border”
IMEMC – Secretary-General of the Lebanon-based Hezbollah Party, Hasan Nasrallah, stated during a televised interview with the Al-Mayadeen TV, on Wednesday August 14, 2013, that fighters of the Hezbollah part were behind last week’s attack against Israeli soldiers who violated Lebanese sovereignty. …

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