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US officials: Netanyahu is a ‘chickenshit’ & ‘coward’

Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli Prime Minister

US-Israeli relations have sunk to new lows after Obama administration officials were cited calling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “chickenshit” and “coward” engaging in political posturing, instead of efforts at Middle-Eastern de-escalation. The comments were delivered in a conversation with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg on condition of anonymity. To many they symbolize the next step in a “full-blown crisis” ... Read More »

Apartheid: Palestinians to be banned from riding buses with Israelis

Israel bus

As if taking inspiration from 1950s America or apartheid South Africa, Israel’s defence minister is reportedly set to introduce a new policy that will effectively ban Palestinians from travelling on the same buses as Israelis. The Times of Israel reports this morning that Moshe Ya’alon will only allow Palestinians who work in Israeli cities to pass back into the West ... Read More »

Fidel Castro: US & Israel created ISIS

Fidel Castro Cuba

Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro compared NATO’s recent statements to that of Nazi SS and accused US and its allies of igniting conflicts abroad. Castro slammed John McCain for backing Israel and accused both of being involved in the creation of ISIS. Apparently referring to the pressure the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been trying to exert on Moscow in connection ... Read More »

Elizabeth Warren defends Israeli attacks on Gaza schools and hospitals

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Israel has the right to shell Palestinian hospitals and schools out of ‘self defense’ as long as Hamas stores rocket launchers next to them, US Sen. Elizabeth Warren said during a town hall meeting in Massachusetts this week. Warren, darling du jour of American liberals, defended her vote to send more defense funding to Israel in the middle of its recent fierce ... Read More »

Chile files lawsuit against Netanyahu for ‘crimes against humanity’

War criminal Netanyahu

On the 22nd August 2014, Chilean congressman Hugo Gutierrez filed a lawsuit against Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, for “crimes against humanity”. He was accompanied by the Palestinian Federation of Chile. The congressman noted that various international organizations, such as the United Nations, have already described the Israeli attacks as “crimes against humanity”. No one should be able to commit crimes against humanity without believing that they ... Read More »

Israeli drone shot down over Iran’s nuclear plant

Israeli flag drone

Iran has shot down an Israeli spy drone trying to penetrate the “nuclear off-limits area” of the Natanz nuclear site, the Revolutionary Guards said on their website. “The downed aircraft was of the stealth, radar-evasive type and it intended to penetrate the off-limit nuclear area in Natanz… but was targeted by a ground-to-air missile before it managed to enter the ... Read More »

Netanyahu asks US to help Israel avoid war crime charges

Netanyahu Israel war crimes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked US lawmakers Wednesday to help fend off Palestinian claims that his country engaged in “war crimes” while defending itself against attacks from Gaza, one top lawmaker told The Post. The Israeli leader later told international reporters that his country employed “extraordinary measures” to avoid civilian deaths in the nearly month-long conflict. As a ceasefire ... Read More »

Human Rights Watch: Israeli soldiers shoot fleeing civilians

Palestinians carry the bodies of fellow Palestinians in the east of Khan Younis

Israeli forces in the southern Gaza town of Khuza’a fired on and killed civilians in apparent violation of the laws of war in several incidents between July 23 and 25, 2014. Deliberate attacks on civilians who are not participating in the fighting are war crimes. Seven Palestinians who had fled Khuza’a described to Human Rights Watch the grave dangers that civilians ... Read More »

Australian journalist forced to resign following criticism of Israel

Mike Carlton journalist

Former Sydney Morning Herald columnist Mike Carlton says he resigned from the paper because he was “sick of being stuffed around” over his angry response to critics of one of his articles. Carlton’s column, which was published more than a week ago, was critical of Israel‘s actions in the conflict with Gaza. He resigned last night after being told by ... Read More »

Times of Israel – “When genocide is permissible”

Times of Israel Genocide article

Editor’s note: This article first appeared on the Times of Israel site however was later removed, but is still live on the homepage of the Five Towns Jewish Times under its author, Yochanan Gordon. More than 1,500 Palestinians, mainly civilians, have been killed in the violence over the past three weeks, and more than 7,000 have been wounded in Israeli attacks. Sixty-three Israeli ... Read More »