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Do you have a link to Iran's official account?


Trying to keep track of who all the players are here in the Middle East is like trying to keep track of what is going on in Quebec politics these days. Laughing

Seriously, there is no definitive proof that Iran is trying to create a nuclear bomb, but my understanding is any country who has nuclear power plants, also has the ability to create nuclear bombs.

Secondly, since when did Israel ever announce its military plans before attacking? 

The current Israeli PM however has figured out a no-lose strategy, at least in his mind, by suggesting that Israel needs to launch military action against Iran soon.

If the USA does attack Iran before the election it might do damage to Obama's campaign, as Americans are tired of the Iraq and Afghan wars, and it might propel right-winger Romney into the White House.

If the USA does not attack Iran before the election, the Israeli PM can say the Democrats are not supportive of Israel, and then Jewish voters may vote for Romney.   

This war talk also takes the focus of the settlements. 

But many changes are taking place in the neighbourhood now what with Syria, Egypt, and now Lebanon, let alone Iraq.

How many countries is it now that have just warned their citizens to get out of Lebanon?


Stumbling Towards Nuclear War?  --  Paul Craig Roberts

"The morons who rule the American sheeple are not only dumb and blind, they are deaf as well. The ears of america's 'super-power' only work when the Israeli prime minister, the crazed Netanyahu speaks. Then Washington hears everything and rushes to comply. Israel is a tiny insignificant state, created by the careless British and the stupid americans. It has no power except what its american protector provides. Yet, despite Israeli insignificance, it rules Washington.

When a resolution introduced by the Israel Lobby is delivered to Congress, it passes unanimously. If Israel wants war, Israel gets its wish. When Israel commits war-crimes against Palestinians and Lebanon and is damned by the hundred plus UN resolutions passed against Israel's criminal actions, the US bail Israel out of trouble with its veto.."


International Community Impotent in Dealing with Israeli Crimes (and vid)

"The international community is impotent when it comes to the siege of Gaza despite being almost unambiguous in its condemnations of continued Israeli violations. Press TV has conducted an interview with Aly el Kabbany, political analyst to further discuss this issue.."


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Iran's president says Israel's existence is an "insult to all humanity."

It's one of his sharpest attacks yet against the Jewish state. It comes as Israel openly debates whether to attack Iran over its nuclear program.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said confronting Israel is an effort to "protect the dignity of all human beings."

I think it's risky to quote as fact a U.S. reporter from Tehran, which cites partial sentences, and refers to Israel as "the Jewish state".

Iran's official account of what he said is very strong language indeed, but it does not include any of the made-up stuff in the AP report. In fact, his entire attack is against "the Zionist regime" of Israel. Is Iran in the habit of watering down Ahmadinejad's speeches? Did the U.S. reporter do his own translation (in which case, let's see the whole transcript)?

When you read the AP article carefully, you see that it never attributes any motive for Iran's hatred for "the Jewish state". But every time it mentions that Israel is planning to wage aggressive war against Iran, it gives the "reason".

This is warmongering propaganda, and it should not be presented as news without at least a disclaimer.

Iran's Words Mistranslated Again by America's Trying to Start a War

"...Israel's existence is an 'insult to all humanity' Iran's president said Friday...

'The existence of the Zionist regime is an insult to all humanity,' Ahmadinejad said. Similarly the AP story repeated the old canard: 'Tensions between Iran and Israel have intensified since 2005, when Ahmadinejad said in a speech that Israel will one day be 'wiped off the map'..."


Non-Intervention Policy: Hundreds Watch as Dozens of Jewish Youths Attack Palestinians

"Hundreds of people watched but did not intervene as a gang of Israeli youths attempted to 'lynch' a group of Palestinian children in the center of Jerusalem's Zion Square, police said on Sunday..."

sounds like a promising new recruitment crop for the IDF


The alleged mistranslation seems like a piffle to me. The Iranian regimes attitude towards Israel is as clear as the Israeli regimes attitude towards Iran.


Troubling Israeli Religious Fundamentalism   -   by Stephen Lendman

"Islamic fundamentalism is vilified in the West. Extremist Jews are largely ignored..."


Israeli Settler: 'If I see her coming, no matter what age she is 3, 4, 7, I'll fuck her over.' Israeli Soldier: 'No Problem!' (and vid)

Tom Mulcair: 'an ardent supporter of Israel in all situations and instances'

Stephen Harper:'Israel has no better friend than Canada' - Stephen Harper


European Union Well Aware of Israeli Crimes (and vid)

"What effectively happening is that the European Union is in a way funding the occupation. It is clear that statehood is not coming soon and that this current process is not leading to independence."


Transferring the 'Right of Return'

how much genocide, and how many stolen indigenous countries, do you really need?


More: Soldiers Attack Children

"During the weekly demonstration in the village of Nabi Saleh to support the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails..."

'the only democracy in the Middle East with the most moral army in the world...'


Israeli Vets Confess...(and vid)

"no mercy' abuse of Palestinian 'terrorist' kids.."


Palestinian Man Tasered 5 Times by Israeli Cops (and vid)

"Every time I tried to rise to my feet, he pulled the trigger and shocked me again, even though I was handcuffed, my whole body was bloody. I vomited and then went to the hospital,' said 42 year old Talal Siad to Israeli newspaper Haaretz. He was reportedly with his 5 children in the park when the incident occurred..."


'I Saw the Whole Beating, It's a Good Thing That They Beat the Arabs' (and vid)

"Just days after a mob of Jewish Israelis beat and injured three Palestinian youths, one nearly to death, Israel's YNET News conducted interviews in Central Jerusalem. 'I hate all Arabs!'..."

'The only democracy in the Middle East' eh?


Apparently all such documented hatreds and genocidal persuasions are honestly held.  Some of them actually believe there's cause behind such cruelties spanning across whatever history mythology is capable of divulging.  Where it concerns us in this country, apart from being a spectator to the daily and unrelenting injustice that no longer bothers to hide itself, are even more despicable human specimens, our political representatives that is, whose only cause is opportunity, and who don't appear to mind whatsoever that they're not fooling people into believing that they share no responsibility for any of this.  When a Palestinian child is beaten up, murdered, imprisoned, etc;  so long as Harper, Rae and Mulcair maintain their fealty to the State of Israel, in their silence it is the same thing as if they and the parties they represent were the abusers, the murderers, and the jailers of children.



Palestinians Protesting Economic Stagnation [Strangulation] Clash with Police (and vid)

"Thousands of Palestinians clashed with police in protests over the economic stagnation caused by strict Israeli trade controls and declining Western aid..."


People Protest in Occupied Palestinian Territories (and vid)

"The occupied Palestinian territories still  in the midst of a protest wave..."

Viva Viva Intifada!


I think the people on the ground there should be rightfully concerned that its been some time since the last Israeli generated mass slaughter.  We'd have to anticipate another one at any time.  Apparently the only consequence they suffer from these periodic mass slaughters is having to repeat them all over again.


And as Israel's genocide agenda for the Palestinian people creates increasingly worsening and intolerable conditions...

On the Eve of Rosh Hashanah 5773: Israel by the Numbers

"As we celebrate the dawn of a new year, Canadian supporters of Israel - both Jewish and non-Jewish - look to the Jewish state as a continuing source of pride, achievement and inspiration. Here are just a few fascinating facts on Israel..."


30th Anniversary of Sabra & Shatilla Massacre  -  by Francis Boyle

"...according to the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention, Major General Amos Yaron is a war criminal by virtue of this command responsibility for the murder of about 2,000 Palestinian and Lebanese civilians during the 1982 Sabra and Shatilla refugee camp massacre in Beirut Lebanon.."


a few more 'fascinating facts on Israel'...


Ken O'Keefe: Gazan Children Suffer from Israel's Barbaric Siege (and vid)

"...We have allowed 800,000 plus children to endure what can only be considered a barbaric sort of siege, which subjects all of these people to a collective punishment policy." Press TV interviews Ken O'Keefe


New CONsul General An Expert in Anti-BDS Tactics

"...Prior to his new role, DJ Schneeweiss spent several years as the Israeli foreign ministry's primary tactician on all things BDS, travelling the world to fight the delegitimization campaign being waged against Israel. Before that he was the country's deputy ambassador to China.."

Schneeweiss and his war-criminal accomplice Brig-Gen Eden Atias, Israel's military attache to Canada are also hard at work on Canada's role in the Iran/Syria files. The Israelification of Canada's foreign policy proceeds apace as George Galloway's statement rings ever more true: 'Canada is becoming little more than an embassy for Benjamin Netanyahu'...


Montreal and Israeli Execs Sign Agreement

"...Several other ententes were concluded between academic institutions, namely McGill University and the Weizmann Institute of Sciences, Tel Aviv University and Bar-Illan University, Universite de Montreal and Hebrew University, and Polytechnique Montreal and the Techion. Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) staff member Jonathan Kalles termed the mission 'a huge success' in a telephone interview from Israel..."


JDL Parsha and Weekly Update

"The Jewish Defence League is planning a Mission to Israel (October 30 - November 12) The JDL group will include active members from Canada, England, France and many bloggers will also join us. We will hold meetings with many political leaders, activists and bloggers. After this mission, JDL will be much stronger..."



Stealing Palestinian Resources  -  by Stephen Lendman

"Israel wants it all. For decades it's been systematically stealing  Palestinian land and resources. Al Haq's new report provides more evidence. Titled 'Pillage of the Dead Sea: Israel's Unlawful Exploitation of Natural Resources in the Occupied Palestinian Territory,' it details grand theft and war crimes. They benefit Jews by harming Palestinians..."


AIPAC-Drafted US Aid to Israel Illegal

"Israel's nuclear weapons render it ineligible for US aid.."

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What nuclear weapons? Wink


Israel Storms Al-Aqsa Mosque

"Israeli forces have stormed al-Aqsa Mosque in Al Quds (Jerusalem) dispersing Palestinian worshippers using stun grenades..."


As Palestinian Frustration Grows, Young Man Considers Armed Struggle

"Hakem believes that armed struggle and the strategic use of violnce is the only way to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He calls BDS 'silly' and says, it must be dismantled. After that, Hakem adds, Jews are welcome to stay.."


US Soldiers Arrive in Israel for War Games

"Some 1000 US troops are expected to arrive in the Occupied Territories to take part in the largest ever joint military drill with Israel, with 2,500 more American forces would participate remotely from the US and Europe. Lt Ge. Gary Franklin said the drill is 'the largest exercise in the history of the longstanding military relationship between the US and Israel..."


Free Gaza's Col Ann Wright Disinvited From Swedish Boat to Gaza

"...I am saddened by the decision of the board to withdraw its invitation and I believe it is wrong. All of our projects  that have challenged Israeli policies toward Palestinians have been called anti-Semitic by pro-Israeli groups. This is not a new tactic used to scare pro-Palestinian groups.


Israeli Army Veterans Admit Role in Massacres of Palestinians in 1948

"Dozens of Israeli army veterans have admitted their involvement in massacres against Palestinian civilians in 1948, and acknowledged that Zionism misled them and is a catastrophe for both Jews and Arabs.."

and for Canada which now champions this catastrophe and seeks to spread its evil influence wider still..


'I Am Not Anti-Semitic', Claims Vincent Browne

"...Unless you deal with the problem of Israel and the Palestinians in that part of the world, there's going to be conflict and disharmony. It's a massive injustice - they stole the land from the Arabs.."


'EU Giving Israel Trade Preference Over Others' (and vid)

"The EU rewards Israel's flouting of human rights and attacks on Palestinians, allowing Israeli pharmaceutical companies to reach the EU market without testing products..."



Alberta Deputy Premier Shaken by Missile Attack on Israel's West Bank

"...the trip is part of a private tour of Israel and Poland not paid for by Alberta's government - as part of the From Compassion to Action program offered by the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies. Lukaszuk was invited by the centre to take part in the trip. The program is desinged to help Canadian leaders learn more about the history and impacts of racism and anti-Semitism..."



Israel Plays Barbaric Tricks Against Gaza (and vid)

"A prominent Gaza-based pro-Palestinian activist says that Gazans are under heavy psychological pressure from Israel just because they pursue their member state bid at the UN.."



It is Easy to Forget the Past...

"It is so easy to forget and to live in oblivion in Israel. It's easy not to know or care about the history of injustice from which the state of Israel was born.."

Canada too...


Israeli Regime Fabricated By Imperialist Powers: Expert (and vid)

"The Israeli regime has been fabricated by imperialist powers..."




Lieberman Threatens to Dissolve the Palestinian Authority

"The Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman has threatened to dissolve the Palestinian Authority if its president, Mahmoud Abbas, insists on going ahead with his request for UN recognition of Palestine as a non-member state. 'The time has come for the Palestinians to have their own spring and get rid of their reviled leader,' he said..."


'Netanyahu Turned Toulouse Memorial into Election Rally',7340,L-4302698,00.html

"French President Hollande tells Paris magazine Israeli PM tried to gain political capital at ceremony honoring terror victims, adds: 'He's obsessed with Iran.'


When Former CIA Chief David Petraeus Enraged the Israel Lobby

"...What Foxman and other Israel lobbyists understood correctly was that Petraeus was articulating a view that is increasingly common within the US establishment, but is an absolute taboo when it comes to stating it publicly: that US 'interests' and Israeli 'interests' are not identical, and that Israel might be a strategic burden, rather than an asset to the United States..."

No such heretical views exists within the Canadian establishment, military or otherwise - Israel's influence is thriving here. Across the political spectrum...


'Israel Fears a Thriving Palestinian National Body' (and vid)

"A political analyst tells Press TV that the Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip was put in place to oppress Palestinians and to ensure they are unable to thrive and fulfill their potential as a people. The comments come after six Palestinians were killed and dozens more wounded in the latest round of attacks carried out on the besieged Gaza Strip over the past 24 hours..."


'We Have to Take Out Hamas Leadership',UKB0ZGcor-U

"Israel must assassinate Hamas leaders to stop terrorism from Gaza, Minister Yisrael Katz said Sunday, speaking in the weekly Cabinet meeting. 'Israel must act according to a very clear policy in Gaza. To cut off the head of the snake, , we must take out the leadership of Hamas in Gaza,' he said..."


TRN:Netanyahu Forms Alliance with Far Right's Lieberman (and vid)

"Shir Hever: UN vote and criticism over Gaza attack matter little to Netanyahu who unites with Minister Lieberman who advocates ethnic cleansing of Palestinian citizens of Israel..."


Gaza Quiz  -  by Stephen Shalom

"An uneasy cease-fire has been declared ending Israel's attack on Gaza, Operation Pillar of Defence. Take the quiz and see how much you know about the situation.."


Israel Violates Ceasefire, Attacks Gaza Fishermen - Who is Holding Israel Accountable?


Israel Keeps $100 M to Punish Palestinians

Tax transfer witheld in rebuke of UN statehood recognition


Israeli Settlement Construction Fallout

"Israel considers public posturing about abstaining E1 building 'no longer relevant'.."


Noam Chomsky: What the American Media Won't Tell You About Israel

"The savage punishment of Gaza traces back to decades ago. The current upsurge of US-Israeli violence dates to January 2006, when Palestinians voted 'the wrong way' in the first free elections in the Arab world...


TRN: Israel Expands Settlements, Obama Expands Drones (and vid)

Vijay Prashad: In response to UN vote on Palestine, Israel witholds tax revenenue from PA and announces new settlement construction.."


UK Orthodox Jews Protest Zionism (and vid)

"An outcry of British Jews against Israeli tyranny..."



Cold Revenge  -  by Uri Avnery

"Beware Lieberman..."


Mordechai Vanunu's Response to UN Call on Israel to Open Dimona

"...hypocrites in high places from Peres to Obama, Bibi and Congress - and ALL states in between who play along with Israel's Nuclear Ambiguity/Deception very much REGRET any more light shining on Israel's WMD..."


Raising Money for Killers  -   by Stephen Lendman

"Imagine holding a fundraiser for murder, destruction and occupation viciousness. On December 6, Friends of the IDF held their annual gala in Los Angeles..."


Apartheid Lines: Video Shows Israeli Public Bus Driver Refusing to Let Palestinians Ride (and vid)

"A video shows an Israeli bus driver blatantly refusing to allow some passengers on her bus just because they are Palestinians..."

Zionism is Racism!


Fear is Dividing Canada's Jewish Community

"...A majority of Candian Jews voted Conservative last year for the first time ever. Many of the community's institutions are also more Israel-centric and less focused on social justice than they once were.."

"Canada has become little more than an embassy for Benjamin Netanyahu" - George Galloway


Canada's Palestinian Aid Programme Serving Israel's Interests

"...In effect, Canada has helped to build a security apparatus to protect a corrupt PA led by Mahmoud Abbas, whose electoral mandate expired in January 2009, but whom the Israeli government  prefers over Hamas."


Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman to Resign Following Indictment

"The case against Lieberman involved allegations of money-laundering, fraud and breach of trust. Lieberman was suspected of receiving millions of dollars from international tycoons such as Martin Schlaff and Mikhail Chernoy through foreign front companies..."


Israel's Lieberman Resigns  -  by Stephen Lendman

"...In his youth, Lieberman was a Kach party member. He remains true to his ideological roots. The difference between Kach and Yisrael Beitenu are miniscule. Hebrew University Professor Zeev Sternhell once called Liberman 'perhaps the most dangerous politician in the history of the state of Israel. Gideon Levy equated Lieberman with Kahane..."

the leader of Canada's Jewish Defence League, Meir Weinstein is also an unreserved Kachist. In Canada, as in Israel, it seems that Gideon Levy's comment applies: 'what was once ostracized is now acceptable.'


How To Criticize the Israeli Government  -  by David Swanson

"It seems that the Israeli government gives African women drugs that keep them from reproducing. I think if this story had been about Canada, Korea, France or Brazil, people would have read it. The coversation would not have immediately shifted to my alleged hatred of all Canadians..."


Israeli Embassy: 'If Alive Today, Jesus and Mary Would Be Lynched by Hostile Palestinians'

"Israel's diplomatic corps finds itself in hot water after posting an inflammatory message on an official Facebook page.."

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As the ANC Votes to Support BDS, A New Film Compares Life in Palestine to Apartheid South Africa

As the African National Congress voted Thursday to support the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel known as BDS, declaring it was "unapologetic in its view that the Palestinians are the victims and the oppressed in the conflict with Israel," we look at a new film that examines the apartheid analogy commonly used to describe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “Roadmap to Apartheid,” is narrated by Pulitzer Prize-winning Alice Walker and puts archival footage and interviews with South Africans, alongside similar material that shows what life is like for Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and inside Israel. The documentary has just been released to the public after a year long film festival run, where it won numerous awards. We are joined by its co-directors, South African-born Ana Nogueira and Israeli-born Eron Davidson, both longtime journalists. [Transcript to come. Check back soon.]


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Just had a look at the UK Guardian website. There's a real hate-on of Hamas by Israel's deputy minister of foreign affairs, and I don't want to paste the link unless someone really wants to read it. It's a real propaganda piece.


DND Removes Report on Killing of Canadian Soldier by Israeli Forces  -  by David Pugliese

"The Defence Department has quietly removed from the internet a report into the killing of a Canadian military officer by Israeli forces, a move the soldier's widow says is linked to the government's reluctance to criticize Israel for any wrongdoing. Maj. Paeta Hess von-Kruedener and three other UN observers were killed in 2006 when the Israeli military targeted their small outpost with repeated artillery barrages as well as an attack by a fighter aircraft..."

no surprise here, given that Israel's resident military attache to Canada, Brig-Gen Eden Attias, named a war-criminal for his involvement in both Op Cast Lead and the Mavi Marmara attack, was previously Commander of IAFB Nevatim. Zionization of Canada continues virtually unopposed.


Increase the Pressure on Israel, Richard Falk Says

"A senior UN official says more international pressure must be put on Israel over its plans to build as many as 6,500 new settler-units in occupied Palestine..."


Israel Arrests 900 Palestinian Children in 2012

"The Palestinian Authority is currently looking into the possibility of filing a complaint to the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Israel for arresting 900 Palestinian children in 2012..."


Almost 4000 Palestinians Were Detained by Israel in 2012

"The statistics show that the detention rate increased..."


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