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US to provide a record $38 billion in military aid to Israel

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While the US relationship with Saudi Arabia can be described, perhaps courtesy of the latter’s donations to the Clinton campaign, as one of preferential treatment when it comes to arms deals, observed most recently a month ago when the US approves the sale of 130 Abrams tanks, 20 Armored vehicles …

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Four identical mistakes on one day. Really?

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Fans of attorney Zion Amir’s legal virtuosity will have another opportunity to see him in action on Thursday: He’ll be at Jerusalem District Court in the case of The State vs. Ben Dery, who is accused of killing teenager Nadim Nuwara while serving as a Border Police company commander. A …

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Israel bombs Syrian airport in latest act of terrorism

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In the early hours of Friday morning, the Syrian Army reported that Israel had carried out missile strikes targeting the Mezzeh military airport southwest of the Syrian capital of Damascus. Syrian military command has since warned Tel Aviv that it may take retaliatory measures. Several explosions rocked the area near …

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British petition calls for Netanyahu to be arrested for war crimes

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Thousands of U.K. residents have signed a petition demanding the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his war crimes against Gaza during last summer’s brutal offensive. Given the large scale of support and attention, the U.K. government may be forced to publicly respond in the near future. The …

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Israeli jailed 6 months for burning baby and father to death, Palestinians jailed 20 years for throwing stones

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Editor’s note: this ‘crackdown’ includes recent laws that sees Palestinians face 20 years jail for throwing stones and follows Israelis being found responsible for the major cyber attack on JP Morgan Chase, that saw 83 million customers data stolen. Israel has imprisoned two high-profile ultranationalists for six months without charge and arrested additional suspects in …

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Israel approves 20 year prison terms for stone throwers

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Editor’s note: meanwhile Israel‘s military cleared itself of any wrong doing in the thousands of Palestinian civilians deaths over the years including the slaughter of 4 Palestinian children playing soccer on the beach last year by Israeli forces. The Israeli Knesset has overwhelmingly passed a new law that radically toughens punishments for …

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

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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 …

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Facebook admits it is deleting accounts at the direction of the US and Israeli government

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In September of last year, we noted that Facebook representatives were meeting with the Israeli government to determine which Facebook accounts of Palestinians should be deleted on the ground that they constituted “incitement.” The meetings — called for and presided over by one of the most extremist and authoritarian Israeli officials, pro-settlement Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked …

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MSNBC apologises for showing map of disappearing Palestine

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Earlier this month, MSNBC aired a well-known, but controversial graphic that illustrates how Israel has taken over Palestine as the occupation of the region has grown over time. The graphic, which appeared during an Oct. 15 discussion between MSNBC anchor Kate Snow and Martin Fletcher, a Middle East correspondent, shows …

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Israel preparing for ground invasion of Syria

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Israeli Likud Minister Yuval Steinitz will tell the United States, Russia and other world powers Israel will not tolerate Iranian forces near its border, the Jerusalem Times reported on Tuesday. Steinitz made the remark as Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, flew to New York to address the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday. …

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Israel bombs Lebanon to destroy its downed drone

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A blast has been reported near the town of Saghbein in a remote area of Lebanon‘s western Bekaa, sources told agencies. Hezbollah-run Al Manar TV said, an Israeli drone was downed in the area and the airstrike was Israel’s attempt to destroy it. A Lebanese security source told Reuters that …

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Journalists blast Israeli govt cartoon mocking Gaza news coverage

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Israel’s Foreign Ministry has produced a 50-second cartoon mocking foreign reporting on Gaza, urging people to see that “terrorism rules” there. Apart from arguably lacking comedic value, the clip was slammed as being in poor taste by international media. The animated short shows a blond, presumably American reporter in Gaza …

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Israeli Mossad posed as CIA to recruit terrorists to attack Iran

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Israeli Mossad agents posed as CIA officers in order to recruit members of a Pakistani terror group to carry out assassinations and attacks against the regime in Iran, Foreign Policy revealed on Friday, quoting U.S. intelligence memos. Foreign Policy’s Mark Perry reported that the Mossad operation was carried out in …

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Vatican officially recognizes the state of Palestine

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The Vatican has become the latest country to recognize the state of Palestine, after a new treaty was finalized on Wednesday. Unsurprisingly Israel has hit out at the move, saying that it damages prospects for peace in the region. The treaty, which was agreed, though has yet to be formally …

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Israeli soldiers: we ‘deliberately targeted civilians in Gaza’

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Breaking the Silence, an organization of veteran Israeli soldiers, harshly slammed the Israeli army for its operational policy during last summer’s aggression on Gaza, saying it led to “immense and unprecedented harm to the civilian population and infrastructures in the Gaza Strip,” Monday reported the Israeli daily Haaretz. According to …

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ISIS using weapons made in Israel

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Questions about who is behind the Islamic State keep arising. Iraqi volunteer forces, known as Hashid Shaabi, discovered Israeli-made weapons at Islamic State (ISIL) positions in the Iraqi province of Anbar on Thursday, according to Al-Mayadeen television, Fars News Agency reported. Last month, it was reported that Iraqi counter-terrorism forces arrested four foreign military advisors from the …

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Israeli media calls for Iran and Germany to be nuked

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Right-wing media outlet Israel National News published an opinion piece Tuesday calling on Israel to launch nuclear bombs at Iran and Germany, only days after the outlet came under fire for publishing a piece accusing a war widow of killing her husband over her pro-peace views. In the opinion article …

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