Tag Archives: Netanyahu

Middle East Update: Trump Cancels Attack on Iran; Ann Wright, Soraya S. Ulrich

Future sales restricted! Yes, because of Yemen.

Did the Left Betray Israel and Zionism? Robert Sheer Interviews Susie Linfield

RS: The governments that all attacked Israel [in the Six-Day War}…they all made peace with Israel. The only people that didn’t make peace were the Palestinians, and the Palestinians were actually occupied by these Arab governments.

Solidarity Among People: A Response to the New Jewish National State Law

This new law wipes out democracy and equality and establishes that Israel
belongs only to Jews!

Polly Mann: Who is Biased?

The Gaza Ministry of Health reported 12,844 Gazan casualties, victims of live fire or tear-gas inhalation.

Mazin Qumsiyeh | Meddling in Elections

A Palestinian perspective

Hillary Clinton: the Queen of Chaos and the Threat of World War III

My answer to the first part of the question is that “voting for Hillary because she is a woman” makes no sense to me at all. Yes, women should get together for causes that affect women in general…But Hillary Clinton is an individual, she is not women in general. Women together might fight for women’s right to be elected President, but that right exists. It cannot be reduced to one particular woman’s right to be President.

Chris Hedges: Why I Support the BDS Movement Against Israel

Hedges: The Palestinians are poor. They are powerless. They have no voice or influence in the halls of power. They are demonized. They do not have well-heeled lobbyists doling out campaign contributions and pushing through pro-Palestinian legislation.

▶ Noam Chomsky: All Are Trapped By An Institutional Logic That Is Deeply Pathological and That Must Be Cured and Quickly If We Are Not To Put An End To The Human Race

Commentary covers a range of topics from Israel/Palestine to climate change to health care and more… Noam Chomsky with David Barsimian, Conversation, 18 March 2015 https://youtu.be/yIsKwjVuOr4 Noam Chomsky with David Barsamian, Preview, 18 March 2015 Dandelion Salad with Noam Chomsky  Lannan Foundation   March 19, 2015 Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise […]

Robert Parry: Netanyahu Unmasks Israel

Parry: And, whenever some Palestinians act up, Israel will wage war against them, killing thousands at a time and destroying their homes and infrastructure, what Israelis call “mowing the grass.”

S & R: Israel’s emphatic election result embraces the Apartheid state

From the article: Apartheid does more than just the brutality of the oppressed. Such rules are expensive to enforce and turn the state into a massive and corrupt bureaucracy. The business of the state becomes the business of enforcing Apartheid, and given the corruption inherent in such a system, outright theft and embezzlement by people who can never be sanctioned (because they have “special” rights) becomes part of the fabric of government.

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

WHAT DID the speech not contain?

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.

Phyllis Bennis: Netanyahu Threatens War In Speech to Congress

This was a speech threatening war.

NY Demonstrators Say #No2Netanyahu While DC Protesters Rally To #ShutDownAIPAC

“One of the issues we aim to raise awareness about is Israel’s impunity against international law through its unconditional support from the United States,” Hani Ghazi, the New York-area Israeli Apartheid Week(IAW) coordinator, told MintPress News before speaking at the rally. “Netanyahu’s speech perpetuates that complicity.

▶ 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 […]

Noam Chomsky vs. Al Franken: Behind the odd progressive divide between senators, intellectuals on Gaza

For many outside the U.S. Senate, the discovery that even progressive stalwarts such as Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Al Franken, D-Minn., voted for the resolution is more than disappointing. It does more than confirm U.S. Senate support for Israel. It pushes that statement beyond any rational or ethical or moral framework imaginable. […]

Richard Becker> Gaza Ceasefire: Palestine Holds Strong in the Face of U.S.-Backed Israeli Terror

Gaza Ceasefire: Palestine Holds Strong in the Face of U.S.-Backed Israeli Terror “While Israel withdrew its settlers and bases from Gaza in 2005, it has kept the area surrounded and blockaded ever since. As result, half of all school children are malnourished and two-thirds of infants are anemic. Eighty percent of Gaza’s population are refugees […]

Common Dreams> Is Netanyahu Planning Nuclear Attack on Iran?

Is Netanyahu Planning Nuclear Attack on Iran? The Sunday Times of London is reporting that ‘Rivals fear Israel’s Binyamin Netanyahu is plotting nuclear strike on Iran.’ – Common Dreams staff  Published on Sunday, November 11, 2012 by Common Dreams Kadima leader Shaul Mofaz unveiling his party’s campaign slogan at a press conference in Tel Aviv on Thursday. His campaign poster […]

Coleen Rowley> Tightening the Noose: The IAEA report on Iran’s nuclear program

The points made in the CASMII statement below are extremely important to remember and share (publicly if possible through letters to the editor, radio comments, etc.) as the world witnesses more tense moments of imperialist war mongers using their podium to try to lie us into another war as they did before invading Iraq. It should be noted that […]

Tom Maertens, Mankato Free Press. My View: Israel Pushing U.S. Toward War

My View:  Israel Pushing U.S. Toward War By Tom Maertens  Mankato Free Press   June 21, 2011  In most times and places in history, it would be considered disloyal — or worse — for politicians to support a foreign leader over their own. But in 21st Century America, this is considered normal. A fawning Congress recently gave […]