Jonathan Pollard’s Imminent Release?

Who is Jonathan Pollard?

By Stephen Lendman - Sabbah Report § On Monday, John Kerry traveled to Israel for the 11th time. He did so relating to sham peace talks. Last July they began. No progress whatever was achieved. Kerry wants Palestinians relinquishing fundamental rights too important to sacrifice. He's Israel's man in … [Read more...]

Israel Drills Invasion of Syria

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The Israeli army is not only preparing against Hezbollah, the Jihad and Syrian army, but occupation of Syria By Roi Tov - Sabbah Report § For the second time in a few days, I found myself equally immersed in two stories. Again, I concluded that Israel and Russia were cooperating in splitting … [Read more...]

Israel Is No Ally But Is It Even A Friend?

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Israel has no reluctance to use its enormous political and media clout in the US to pressure successive administrations to conform to its own foreign and security policy views. [This is an edited version of a speech given by me at the National Summit to Reassess the Israel-US Special Relationship, which … [Read more...]

Israel Hypes Nonexistent Iranian Threat

He's way over-the-top. He's his own worst enemy. His bullying/bluster offends. He repeats one Big Lie after another. It's habitual.

He's way over-the-top. He's his own worst enemy. His bullying/bluster offends. He repeats one Big Lie after another. It's habitual. By Stephen Lendman - Sabbah Report § On Thursday, Israeli Lt. Col. Peter Lerner lied. He claimed Israeli naval forces intercepted an Iranian arms vessel. It was … [Read more...]

The Tide Turns Against Israel

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Pariah Status and Isolation Lie Ahead By Jonathan Cook | Sabbah Report Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rarely been so politically embattled. His travails indicate the Israeli right’s inability to respond to a shifting political landscape, both in the region and globally. The context … [Read more...]

France Lies for Israel

French Republican Guards transport Arafat's body to a military airport on November 11, 2004. Arafat died in a Paris hospital that day at the age of 75. Polonium poisoning killed him. Switzerland's Radiophysique (SR) analysis proved it.

Overall French/Israeli ties are longstanding. France's ambassador to Israel, Patrick Maisonneuve, said President Francois Hollande "is a close friend of the State of Israel." Netanyahu said both countries work closely together "to advance and deepen bilateral strategic and economic relations." The … [Read more...]

Prove What You Don’t Have

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Prove that you don't have what I believe you have! That was an exact demand made on Saddam Hussein. He scoffed. That brought "shock and awe", and Saddam was hanged on the mother of all ropes. Prove that you don't have weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). The neocons sold the logic of that empty … [Read more...]

Israel’s chemical arsenal under new scrutiny

Israel's Dimona plutonium nuclear reactor

A plan to inspect and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons has focused new attention on Israel’s undeclared WMDs Israeli officials are reported to be increasingly nervous that international efforts to destroy of Syria’s chemical weapons might serve as a prelude to demands on Israel to eliminate its own, … [Read more...]

Back Door To War

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President Obama, in a speech on Aug. 31st, 2013, stated he will follow the Constitution and wait for Congressional approval before launching an attack on Syria. And he has dutifully sent this request to Congress. However, since Congress does not return from recess until September 9th, I am doubtful the … [Read more...]

Stephen Lendman: Fascism Wins Big in Israel

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Israeli election results hardened fascist rule. Dominant right-wing parties control 102 of 120 Knesset seats. Israelis have themselves to blame. They elected Israel's most extremist government in history. Militarism, belligerence, state-sponsored terrorism, occupation ruthlessness, settlement expansions, and … [Read more...]

Joseph Massad: Palestinians, Egyptian Jews and propaganda

"The statements made by Issam al-Aryan, a senior leader of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, calling on Egyptian Jews in Israel to return home, are hardly novel," writes author (AFP)

Despite claims to the contrary, it isn't all sunshine and rainbows when Jewish Egyptians reflect on Egypt. By Joseph Massad The current propaganda war in Egypt about the Palestinians and about Egyptian Jews, which was provoked by the recent pronouncements of Issam al-Aryan, a senior leader of the … [Read more...]

Khaled Abu Toameh: Israel’s Palestinian propagandist

Khaled Abu Toameh, Israeli hasbara agent

Khaled Abu Toameh, Israeli hasbara agent By Nureddin Sabir Observers of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict expect from time to time to come across individuals and organizations whose intent is to find the worst possible news and information from the Arab and Muslim worlds and disseminate them widely … [Read more...]

Dr. Elias Akleh: American Nuclear Hypocrisy

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Hypocrisy is the most prominent characteristic of the successive American administrations. The observer could easily detect this hypocrisy when it comes to administration’s policies towards the Middle Eastern countries generally and towards the Palestinians specifically. One of the administration’s latest … [Read more...]

Arafat’s Body Exhumed

Yasser Arafat shortly before his death. Source: Russia Today

On November 27, Arafat's body was exhumed. Samples were taken from his remains and surrounding soil. Tests are being conducted. International experts are involved. Earlier evidence proved he died from radioactive polonium poisoning. Tests will check for all possible toxic substances. Israel had motive … [Read more...]

At least Mr Palestine is in good company

Yasser Arafat (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

So they have dug up the old boy at last. Irony of ironies. All his life Yasser Arafat feared assassination, and with good reason. The Israelis tried to bomb him from the air in Beirut in 1982 – but someone tipped 'Mr Palestine' off, and the Israeli bomb merely killed all the civilians in the building. Many … [Read more...]

Stephen Lendman: Netanyahu Plans More War

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He admitted it. He's not finished. He has lots more killing and destruction to do. He "will not hesitate to do what is necessary to defend our people," he said. In other words, he'll ignore memorandum of understanding ceasefire terms, maintain Gaza's siege, manufacture pretexts to eliminate Israeli … [Read more...]

Few facts, a lot of racism: Palestine in US media

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Western media has been struggling to question the Israeli narrative when it comes to conflict and perspective. By Charlotte Silver The worst time to try to grasp a political conflict is during a military confrontation. And yet, it is only at such times that the US media covers the conflict between … [Read more...]

Targeting Gaza Civilians: Israel’s Specialty

Hanan Tafesh, 10 months old, killed by Israeli assaults on Gaza

Bullies choose easy adversaries to pummel. Equal fights are shunned. It's the same in schoolyards or battlefields. America and Israel operate this way. They avoid foes able to give as much as they take. Rogue governments never say they're sorry. During Cast Lead in January 2009, Professor Jeremy Salt … [Read more...]

Tel Aviv Under Fire

Text in red covering the image: "Operation Pillar of Cloud" ("Mivtza Amud Anan" עמוד ענן) | Hebrew bottom text: "At 1:29PM the air raid siren system was turn on in Tel Aviv following the firing of a rocket..." | Cover page of Yedioth Aharonoth, November 15, 2012

Operation Pillar of Cloud Backfires Israel On Friday, October 21, 2011, Hezbollah Chief Hassan Nasrallah said to the Lebanese Al-Akhbar newspaper "the next war with Israel will start in Tel Aviv, and Hezbollah has many surprises that will change the face of the region in a future war." "Next time there … [Read more...]