Tag Archives: Benjamin Netanyahu

Giving the Bomb to Saudi Arabia’s Dr. Strangelove, by Chris Hedges

The drive to build nuclear reactors in Saudi Arabia is led by the half-wit son-in-law of the president, Jared Kushner, who met Tuesday with Salman in Riyadh, the Saudi capital, to discuss “ways to improve the condition of the entire region through economic investment,” according to the White House.

Aida Touma-Sliman: Israel’s New Apartheid Law

Is Israeli a democracy? An in-depth look at the current situation in Israel and Palestine by a Palestinian journalist, leader, and member of the Israeli Knesset.

Scapegoating Iran, by Chris Hedges

The warmongers have no more of a plan for “regime change” in Iran than they had in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya or Syria.

Where Have You Gone, George McGovern?

He knew war well—well enough to know he hated it.

Decades-Long Israeli Military Occupation Drives Palestinian Revenge Attacks (Video)

I think that this is what this attack has shown, is that while most of the political and militant leadership of the Palestinians has been assassinated in the last century, or is imprisoned, even though there isn’’t a way for Palestinians to actually unite because they’’re divided in bantustans all over the West Bank, in Gaza, and all over Israel, even though they are separated by a complex matrix of control of IDs and live under extreme discrimination inside of Israel, they will still continue to resist until they have freedom.

Tomgram | David Bromwich, The Neoconservative Empire Returns

Bromwich: Those people [neo-cons] have never recognized that they were wrong. Some put the blame on President Bush or his viceroy in Baghdad, the administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority, L. Paul Bremer, for mismanaging the occupation that followed the invasion; others continue to nurse the fantastic theory that Saddam Hussein really was in possession of nuclear weapons

Marjorie Cohn: Netanyahu, ‘Censored Voices’ and the False Narrative of Self-Defense

Cohn: The United States continues to support Israel by sending it $3 billion per year in military aid, even when Israel attacks Gaza with overwhelming firepower, as it did in the summer of 2014, killing 2,100 Palestinians (mostly civilians). Sixty-six Israeli soldiers and seven civilians were killed.

▶ Bruce Gagnon: Everyone Knows Israel Has the Bomb (Uri Avnery, The Speech)

WHAT DID the speech not contain?

▶ Greater Republica: Animator Mark Fiore weighs in on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s campaign stunt

Animator Mark Fiore weighs in on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s campaign stunt, or rather, speech before the U.S. Congress. Watch the animation and read Fiore’s ideas below.      By Mark Fiore  truthdig.com  March 5, 2015 Click on the white type in the blue background to watch the video:  “Watch on Vimeo.” Now that […]

Robert Parry: Congress Cheers Netanyahu’s Hatred of Iran

Parry: Netanyahu’s reference to “Iran’s aggression” was curious since Iran has not invaded another country for centuries. In 1980, Saddam Hussein’s Iraq – at the urging of Saudi Arabia – invaded Iran. During that bloody eight-year war, Israel – far from being an enemy of Iran – became Iran’s principal arms supplier. Israel drew in the Reagan administration, which approved some of the Israeli-brokered arms deals, leading to the Iran-Contra scandal in 1986.

▶ March 2, 2015 Democracy Now! with Noam Chomsky: ISIS, Iraq, Iran, Netanyahu, Israel

Noam Chomsky on How the Iraq War Birthed ISIS & Why U.S. Policy Undermines the Fight Against It Noam Chomsky: Opposing Iran Nuclear Deal, Israel’s Goal Isn’t Survival — It’s Regional Dominance Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page […]

Bill Blum: Cutting Through the Hysteria Over Court’s Gaza War Probe

Behind all the bellicose rhetoric spewing from both sides there is a very disturbing reality: The International Criminal Court is a fledgling and fragile institution. Its mission is to do justice in a world governed by craven political interests and the exercise of raw power.   As the sun sets, Palestinians walk through the ruins […]

Mint Press: Why Palestinian Statehood Poses Such A Threat To Israel

“Israel fears Palestine, as its existence simply denies and poses a challenge to its territorial claims. Everything Israel has done since 1948 has been toward the annihilation of Palestine. There is no tip-toeing around it. Of course Tel Aviv will oppose Palestine’s statehood claim.” By Catherine Shakdam  MintPressNews.com  December 29, 2014 Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu […]

Sonali Kolhatkar: South Africa’s Apartheid, Israeli Occupation Will End—It Is Only a Matter of Time

 “Many have drawn comparisons between Israeli occupation and South African apartheid. Such comparisons are instructive, not only as a moral gauge but in terms of offering solutions to the current crisis.”  By Sonali Kolhatkar  truthdig.com  August 14, 2014  A Palestinian boy holds an umbrella as he rests in front of the damaged Nada Towers in […]

Noam Chomsky: The Nightmare in Gaza

“There is no place in the prison of Gaza safe from Israeli sadism.” By Noam Chomsky  AlterNet  09 August 14  ReaderSupportedNews.org Amid all the horrors unfolding in the latest Israeli offensive in Gaza, Israel’s goal is simple: quiet-for-quiet, a return to the norm. For the West Bank, the norm is that Israel continues its illegal […]

▶Truthdigger of the Week: Navi Pillay

“…the voice of the victim everywhere” The lawmakers criticizing Pillay for attempting to do her job represent a government entangled with the interests of multinational business, including and especially purveyors of Middle Eastern oil. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay visits South Sudan in April. AP/UNMISS By Alexander Reed Kelly  truthdig.com  August […]

▶ Israel vs Palestine – feat. DAM & Norman Finkelstein [RAP NEWS 24]

A quick look through satire at key issues re Palestine/Israel. Published on Apr 24, 2014 RAP NEWS 24: ISRAEL & PALESTINE [S02:E04]. Decades of failed peace talks have led nowhere; but do not lose hope just yet. Join Robert Foster as he attempts to host the first ever Middle East Peace Raps, using rhyme and reason to […]

Mel Gurtov, PeaceVoice: Political Will is the Obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian Peace

“One of the cardinal lessons of international conflict resolution is that two warring parties will not be interested in a peaceful settlement if they believe continuing to fight is worth more than negotiating.” By Mel Gurtov  PeaceVoice  August 5, 2014 John Kerry faced this truth as he struggled to broker something more meaningful in Gaza […]

Norman Solomon: Editorial Position of the New York Times, Thumbs Up for Gaza Slaughter

 In the morally skewed universe that the Times editorial board evidently inhabits and eagerly promulgates, Hamas intends to “terrorize” Israeli citizens while Israel merely intends to accomplish military objectives by dropping thousands of tons of bombs on Palestinian people in Gaza. By NormanSolomon  Daily Kos  July 23, 2014 [This post was co-written by Abba Solomon, the […]

Lawrence Davidson: The Periodic Slaughter of Palestinians

Since coming into existence in 1948, Israel has attacked Palestinian individuals and infrastructure thousands of times. Israeli conventional wisdom would claim that this has been done in self-defense and to dissuade the Palestinians from future attacks. By Lawrence Davidson, Consortium News | News Analysis Thursday, 17 July 2014   via truthout.org President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu […]